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Episode 2 - Don't Waste Waste!

It's Getting Hot in Here

Release Date: 07/18/2021

Episode 6 - Food for Thought show art Episode 6 - Food for Thought

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Samia ends her journey with a focus on food.  Food security is top priority for all countries but more so in the Middle East since water is scarce along with sustainable agricultural land.  Samia meets with Earth Roastery an eco-coffee supplier and cafe; Mwambu Wanendeya founder of Uganda's Carico Coffee; Food security expert Dalal Alghawas - Program Manager at Big Idea Ventures (Food Scientist and food security specialist); and Faisal Almeshal from Kalera Vertical Farms to get the lowdown on the future of food.

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Samia is talking all about the ubiquitous "Net Zero" in this episode. As the global economy implements major decarbonisation policies the latest research from OECD states that Kuwait’s oil revenue will fall by almost 40% over the next two decades and this will have major effects on Kuwait’s future development. Whether it’s urban planning, transport or the energy sector we need a pathway to get us to those necessary “net zero” targets.  Join Samia as she gets the lowdown on ways to achieve this with guests Waleed Alanassar (renewable energy specialist at KISR), Ahmed Taher...

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Samia follows her wardrobe in this episode to find out the true impact her fashion shopping choices make on the environment. She talks to inspirational eco-fashion designer Roni Helou and ethical retailer Hanan Alqallaf. She asks Alshaya Group's Head of Sustainability, Seneca Cottom about the moves brands are making to reuse and recycle clothing waste.  And Dalal Behbehani's brilliant rental boutique Naz offers high-end fashion at a fraction of the cost and in an ethical manner.

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Samia sets sail in this episode to discover the truth about the warming sea temperatures and rising sea levels and the effects on the Gulf region. Kuwait is particularly at risk and this will mean displaced people and a huge bill!  There are solutions to mitigate the risks - so listen in to hear how we can make a difference through urban planning and enhancing nature to fight back against the rising tide.

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Samia is following the journey her rubbish takes in this episode so tune in to hear her talk to some amazing locals whose initiatives are making a big impact on the recycling front: Esraa Alessa who runs a local food waste initiative called Feed; Talal al Wazan from IMDAD a Kuwaiti-based cooking oil recycling project and Waleed Esbaitah, Founder and Manager of Enviroserve Kuwait, an electrical waste management company.  Along with a regional overview from the World Bank’s John Morton. 

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Join presenter Samia Alduaij, Environmental Specialist, as she takes you on a climate journey around one of the hottest countries on Earth!  This episode Samia tackles the big questions about climate change effects in Kuwait and in the Gulf region.  She meets with Bashar Al Huneidi - an environmental activist; Dari Al Hawail - a member of Kuwait Dive team; Majeed Al Shatti - nature photographer and Meteorologist, Dr Essa Ramadan, to discuss the facts and solutions to the climate issues facing us all.

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Samia is following the journey her rubbish takes in this episode to see what can be done to limit the effects of waste on the environment.  Tune in to hear about some amazing locals whose initiatives are making a big impact on the reducing, reusing and recycling front: Esraa Alessa who runs a local food waste initiative called Feed; Talal al Wazan from IMDAD a Kuwaiti-based cooking oil to biodiesel recycling project and Waleed Esbaitah, Founder and Manager of Enviroserve Kuwait, an electrical/technological waste management company.  Along with the a regional overview from the World Bank’s John Morton.  You will never look at the contents of your dustbin in the same way again!