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Hugo Tagholm

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EP.12: Hugo Tagholm – A Voice for the Ocean

Hell Or High Water

For our first episode of 2022 we’re coming out swinging with one our of closest allies and one of the most inspired ’ocean and surf activists’ out there, Hugo Tagholm, CEO of Surfers Against Sewage and Finisterre Ambassador.  For those who don’t know, Surfers Against Sewage is a marine conservation charity working with communities to protect oceans, waves, beaches and marine life. It was created in 1990 by a group of Cornish surfers from the villages of St Agnes and Porthtowan on the North coast of Cornwall.  A neighbour of ours up here at Wheal Kitty Workshops, we have seen Hugo and the team at SAS grow and achieve a multitude of success over the past 10 years alone with Hugo at the helm and are fast becoming recognized as of one of the most important UK charities of the moment.  

1hr 4mins

10 Jan 2022

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Making Waves: Hugo Tagholm

Brand Master Flash

In light of COP26 being held in Glasgow between 31 October and 12 November 2021, I wanted to speak to someone who was leading the way here in the UK to tackle some of the biggest climate change emergencies. Hugo Tagholm is the Chief Executive for Surfers Against Sewage (SAS). SAS is one of the UK’s leading ocean conservation and campaigning charities that inspires, unites and empowers communities to take action to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife. The charity fights against sewage and plastic pollution and is working towards improving water quality and ocean recovery. Hugo is very purpose-driven and has been fighting for these causes since the early ‘90s.I caught up with Hugo to talk purpose, climate change and how businesses can actively make changes to support the cause and decrease their harmful impact on the planet.Enjoy.Connect with HugoWebsite | https://www.sas.org.uk/Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/surfersagainstsewage/?hl=enhttps://www.instagram.com/hugotagholm/?hl=enTwitter | https://twitter.com/sascampaignsLinkedIn  |  https://www.linkedin.com/in/hugo-tagholm-2a544235/Brand Master Flash is Jonny Prest. A brand strategist and director at brand agency Seed. Jonny prides himself on his work ethic, unique approach and sense of humour. He’s passionate about brand strategy, working hard to get into the mindset of his clients and in the shoes of their consumers to find the right solutions and intelligent, fresh ideas for their project or campaign. He blows past the obvious; snubs the cliché and pushes ideas until they are powerful, meaningful and are at the highest standard reachable.Need brand support in your business? Hire me.Website | https://seedcreativity.co.uk/Connect with Jonny:LinkedIn  | https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonprest/Listen, Watch & SubscribeInstagram | https://www.instagram.com/jonnybrandmaster/Twitter | https://twitter.com/brand_flashFacebook | https://www.facebook.com/brandmasterflash/YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVOrQ5SyDM3c2Fz6YRvKJiQSubscribe to the Brand Master Flash Podcast:Captivate FM | https://brand-master-flash.captivate.fm/Apple Podcasts | https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/brand-master-flash/id1498100600Spotify | https://open.spotify.com/show/37zStXSdbxhEavgBLeWljUStitcher | https://www.stitcher.com/show/brand-master-flashGoogle Podcasts | https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vYnJhbmQtbWFzdGVyLWZsYXNoLwTune In | https://tunein.com/podcasts/Business--Economics-Podcasts/Brand-Master-Flash-p1292108/?topicId=160986585Music Credits:YME FRESHhttps://soundcloud.com/user-445264460Big thanks to Jack Freestone (drums) and Lee Spreadbury (synths & keys) for the filthy beats and bass.


2 Nov 2021

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Episode 52 - Hugo Tagholm - Surfers Against Sewage - The Ocean Decade


“I think fundamentally it all comes down to the systems and structures we live within. We are all trapped within this economic structure at the moment. We are trapped in a carbon structure. I mean even what we do every day - let’s be brutally honest - we all go to work and do things that are reliant on those things. It’s not straight-forward. What I do think, is that there’s paralysis within the government because of that. The changes that we need are pretty dramatic. It will cost jobs from certain industries, in fossil fuels and in damaging industries. But it has to be presented as creating new opportunities. Renewable and sustainable businesses. The benefits we’ll get at protecting big parts of our world and taking the public on a new journey through that. And people also need to talk about western consumption levels, which are absolutely unsustainable.”Hugo Tagholm is the Chief Executive of the national marine conservation and campaigning charity Surfers Against Sewage. He is an environmentalist, campaigner, surfer, charity professional and public speaker. A rare breed, Hugo embodies a wildness from his deep relationship with the ocean and the natural world. He mobilises and helps enable community led participation in change and has vision for how we can evolve. With courage and energy he uses his influence on business and politics to help make the transformative shifts we need for all future life. Listen to Dan and Hugo discuss: - Creating change together in the most radical decade of environmental activism- The fear yet also the strength, lessons and impact made throughout the pandemic- Hybrid activism. Embracing diversity in campaigns - Decade of government action required to bring back thriving natural systems - Trapped within human made systems and structures - On a knife-edge. The pandemic highlights how fragile society and individuals have become - Economic systems rely on exploitation and destruction. Individual choice is not enough. Entire systems need to reform and change - Impacts of large businesses extracting nutrients from communities - Social media’s ability to dis-connect us from life - Diversity of collaborations to enrich discussions and solutions - Changing our stories from scarcity and competition, to abundance, generosity and reciprocity - Active hope for life. And catching waves - Action is a non negotiable. And many still have the imagination to dream up new possibilities - G7 protests call for urgent action on the ocean and climate crisis - Radical action. Radical humans Community and Links Projects:Surfers Against Sewage - https://www.sas.org.ukBiosphere 2 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biosphere_2 Books: Active Hope - https://www.activehope.info/the-book Films: Spaceship Earth Documentary - https://mattwolf.info/Spaceship-Earth People: Tom Kay Prince CharlesJoe BidenJustin Trudeau Places: Cornwall Connect:https://www.instagram.com/surfersagainstsewage https://twitter.com/sascampaigns ————— Play out track:Blurred by Kiasmos (Bonobo Remix)https://kiasmos.bandcamp.com/track/blurred-bonobo-remix Thanks for listening to The Spaceship Earth Podcast. Host: Dan Burgess @dansolo__Edit: Charlie ShreadShownotes: Vicki TurnerMusic: Escape Goat by Soren LorensonJoin us on Instagram: @thespaceship.earthSubscribe to monthly newsletter: https://becomingcrew.substack.com/welcome If you wish to support The Spaceship Earth podcast, please leave us a review or share your favourite episode on social media, as this helps enormously.

1hr 28mins

20 Sep 2021

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Surfers Against Sewage – Hugo Tagholm

The Winners Club

The Winners Club is the weekly podcast that shares the highlights and insights from some of the most meaningful and impactful conversations from the No.1 community on Clubhouse, The Winners Club. Join your hosts for key lessons and learnings shared during the week by world-class speakers who include billionaires, business icons and elite level performers from across the globe.  In this episode, we are joined by Hugo Tagholm, the Chief Executive of the National Marine conservation and campaigning charity Surfers Against Sewage. He is an environmentalist, campaigner, surfer, charity professional and a TEDx speaker. Surfers Against Sewage has evolved from a single-issue pressure group into one of the country’s best loved marine conservation charities. Driven by people who actively use our oceans and beaches, it represents over 350,000 regular supporters and now mobilises the biggest beach clean community in the UK, some 50,000 volunteers annually contributing over 150,000 hours of time to protecting beaches nationwide. It’s priority issue today is plastic pollution, which is frequently top of the global environmental agenda, as the show Blue Planet recently documented. Hugo Tagholm shares:  How to stop plastic pollution  Shifting to renewable energy resources  How to take part to raise awareness to protect our marine life How social media affects activism and environmentalism How to use our influence to challenge brands to implement green policies If you have been moved and motivated by this episode connect with Hugo via https://www.sas.org.uk/sas/hugo-tagholm/ This podcast takes you into a depth of conversation that is rarely heard in the public domain and gives you the inside scoop on often unheard stories of how great people have been able to achieve great things. The Winners Club community on Clubhouse has fast become one of the main hubs of tactical content on entrepreneurship, thought leadership, business growth, brand development and social media marketing expertise and this podcast is another way for you to consume this community's elite level audio. For more information on The Winners Club head to http://thewinnersclub.club/

1hr 17mins

7 Jul 2021

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S6:E46 - Hugo Tagholm. Creating a voice for our oceans.

The Rogue Monkey Podcast

In our 46th show we had the absolute pleasure of sharing some time with Hugo Tagholm. Surfer, activist and someone on a mission to raise awareness of the ocean and climate emergency that is happening right now! He is the CEO of Surfers Against Sewage, an organisation that is committed whole heartedly to protecting our oceans and waterways. . Hugo himself is one of the most passionate people we have ever met, an accomplished speaker (check out this TED talk below!), a hugely caring person and someone who radiates authenticity. . This discussion was half an hour of inspiration and we really hope you enjoy it as much as we did recording it. . To find out more against Surfers Against Sewage check out their website and social media 🌊 https://www.sas.org.uk/ https://twitter.com/sascampaigns https://www.instagram.com/surfersagainstsewage/ https://www.facebook.com/SurfersAgainstSewage . Give Hugo a follow and be sure to check out this awesome TEDx talk too 📺 https://twitter.com/HugoSAS https://www.instagram.com/hugotagholm/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xH_-wHucr8&t=150s . Finally, be sure to check out us on all the social platforms as well as sign up to our monthly community update 🐒 https://twitter.com/roguemonkeypod https://www.instagram.com/roguemonkeypod/ https://www.facebook.com/TheRogueMonkey1 Community update - http://eepurl.com/hiX3Zb


18 Jun 2021

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#198: Hugo Tagholm meets Sustainababble


Ever wound up in the ocean with human faeces on your head, or a used sanitary product bobbing by? Us neither, thankfully, but many UK surfers have, which is why a bunch of them campaign for cleaner seas with Surfers Against Sewage, a national marine conservation charity headed up by Hugo Tagholm.For this opening episode of 2021, Hugo joins us to explain why Dave should try surfing (he really shouldn't, ed.), why lobbying MPs in wetsuits is effective, and to shed light on the, well, shitty practices of water companies.Sustainababble is your friendly environment podcast, out weekly. Theme music by the legendary Dicky Moore – @dickymoo. Sustainababble logo by the splendid Arthur Stovell. Ecoguff read out by Arabella. Love the babble? Bung us a few pennies at www.patreon.com/sustainababble.MERCH: sustainababble.teemill.comAvailable on iTunes, Spotify, Acast & all those types of things, or at sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble. Email us at hello@sustainababble.fish.


3 Jan 2021

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Hugo Tagholm

Circular with Katie Treggiden

In the first episode of Series 01, Katie Treggiden speaks to CEO of marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage, Hugo Tagholm, to find out why being glued to our screen poses a problem for the environment, what exactly ‘amphibious activism’ is, why he prefers the term Planet Ocean to Planet Earth and why it’s time for big businesses to repurpose their resources for good.As recommended by Metro, The Week, Wallpaper and FastCompany.


1 Sep 2020

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Hugo Tagholm - His journey in protecting our oceans

The Goods Podcast

In this episode of The Goods Podcast we have Hugo Tagholm, the chief executive of Surfers Against Sewage, and all-around legend! We caught up Hugo from the epic charity Surfers Against Sewage to talk all about his love of nature, his passion for the environment and his journey in protecting our oceans 🏄‍♂️ A true guardian of our oceans, Hugo has led SAS to become a central community for environmentalists of all ages and we loved chatting with him to discover what inspires and motivates him in his quest to do good. We recorded this one in Bristol at The Wave back in February 2020 before Covid 19 and it was a particularly great morning as we got out for a paddle before talking over his journey and the future of ocean conservation and activism.  With 8 million pieces of plastic finding their way into our oceans every day, Hugo and his team are on a mission to inspire, unite and empower communities to take action to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife 🌍  So grab some headphones, make yourself a brew and tune in to Episode 2 today 🎧⁣ Joss and The Goods Podcast We would love a rating, of for you to subscribe to our podcast: Check us out here: Instagram: @thegoodspodcast Facebook: @thegoodssustainabilitypodcast Website: www.thegoodspodcast.com Agency site: www.enviral.co.uk

1hr 8mins

20 Jul 2020

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Ep 46: Hugo Tagholm (Surfers Against Sewage) on the power of activism to create lasting change

Do Good Podcast

In today’s episode, I was joined by Hugo Tagholm who is Chief Executive of Surfers Against Sewage which is a national marine conservation and campaigning charity that inspires, unites and empowers communities to take action to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife.SAS, set up in 1990, are a grassroots movement that has grown into one of the UK’s most active and successful environmental charities.Each year through their initiatives volunteers remove millions of pieces of plastic from hundreds of beaches across the country. SAS’s supporters also helped campaign for the plastic bag charge which has already taken out over 6 billion plastic bags from the environment!There’s plenty to be inspired by in this episode.If you enjoyed this episode then please share this with a friend & subscribe for future episodes, and be sure to check out the show notes on our website: https://www.dogoodpodcast.co.uk/ Support this podcast: https://www.patreon.com/dogoodpodcast Surfers Against Sewage: https://www.sas.org.uk/


25 Jun 2020

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Paddlecast with Etienne Stott and Hugo Tagholm of Surfers Against Sewage

The Paddler's Podcast - with the Clear Access, Clear Waters campaign

Olympic gold medal winner and environmental campaigner Etienne Stott chats with Hugo Tagholm the Chief Executive of Surfers Against Sewage.  This is an audio version of the live video streams which you can find on British Canoeing's Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.Hugo is a surfer, environmentalist and award-winning campaigner from the beaches to the Houses of Parliament.  He's been instrumental in getting more than a hundred thousand volunteers out to the rivers and beaches on clean-ups in the fight against plastic pollution.  His work has been widely recognised and got him an invitation to the wedding of Harry and Meghan.Etienne's also joined by British Canoeing's Ben Seal who goes out on the Derwent on a mini clean-up and finds quite a bit of rubbish in his half an hour paddle


28 May 2020