Green Elephant Show from Gydeline
Green Elephant Show from Gydeline
B Corp Month 2021 Interview - Andy Aitken from Honest Mobile
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Hello and welcome to our special series of Green Elephant interviews during March 2021, supporting the annual B Corps month.

B Corporations, or B Corps for short, are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose

Throughout March, we are chatting with key people in companies which have chosen to certify as B Corps and become a Force for Good.

00:35 Interview with Andy Aitken from Honest Mobile

  • 01:27 Why is your mobile more honest than any other mobile?
  • 02:23 Amazing deals may just be too big for most
  • 03:28 Carbon Negative network
  • 03:51 Transparency at the core?
  • 05:26 How does it work?
  • 06:30 Built to be real-time
  • 07:08 No long Contracts?
  • 07:54 What’s your personal drive?
  • 09:20 The need to focus on being better
  • 10:01 Studied sustainability at university 
  • 10:30 The Great outdoors
  • 11:35 Green Spaces in London
  • 12:14 Trees and the carbon negative.. or…
  • 14:20 Other technology grabbing attention?
  • 15:32 The mobile in your hand – A Fairphone?

16:59 Action

18:58 Recommendation

23:17 Fact or Fake

  1. Instagram emits about 5g of CO2 for every single post (FACT)
  2. 60% of mobile phones are discarded or replaced even though they’re still working (FAKE)
    1. 90% of mobile phones are discarded or replaced even though they’re still working (FACT – no link!)
    2. Read Russells Article on eWaste
  3. No CO2 is produced by sending a text message (FAKE)
    1. Less than a gram of CO2 per text, but 6 billion sent each day (FACT)
  4. The worlds largest tree is over 100 meters high? (FAKE)
    1. The worlds largest tree is over 115 meters (FACT)
  5. At current rates, it would take 200 years to destroy all of the remaining rainforests in the world (FAKE)
    1. At current rates, it would take 100 years to destroy all of the remaining rainforests in the world (FACT)
  6. Global tree cover has increased 7% since 1982, says a 2018 study (FACT)
    1. Tree loss in the tropics is caused by agricultural expansion, while the new growth areas are in regions that were previously too cold to support such flourishing life, suggesting global warming is causing previously unidentified changes to the planet’s landscapes.

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We really hope that you’ve found this special B Corp Month episode both informative and entertaining. Make sure you don’t miss any of the 31 interviews with B Corporations who are striving to be a Force for Good.