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Feed & Flourish: The Klosters Forum in conversation with David de Rothschild

The Klosters Forum Podcast

Hannah MacInnes joins David de Rothschild, British adventurer, ecologist, and environmentalist, on The Klosters Forum Feed & Flourish Podcast series, to discuss the topic of biodiversity and ways in which we can transform our food systems in order to positively preserve our planet. As an explorer, who has traversed some of the world's toughest environments, David de Rothschild has been harnessing his curious spirit to help give Nature a voice and make the world a more sustainable place for the last two decades.  In 2006, he founded the Voice for Nature Foundation, an organisation that uses exploration, adventure and storytelling to give ‘Nature a voice.  A leader of a new generation of change-makers focussed on re-igniting collective hope in the future of the planet.  Not only helping unearth innovative solutions to tackle our most pressing problems, David uses innovative storytelling to inspire a movement around how we can all live more sustainably. 


14 Nov 2020

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Jane Fonda, Miyavi, Lil Nas X, King Princess and David de Rothschild on Gucci Off The Grid.

Gucci Podcast

Introducing #GucciOffTheGrid - a campaign based on the idea of taking an extra step outside our confines to live a little bit freer, to express ourselves with respect for the environment, nature and people who share the planet with us. The collection is made from recycled, organic, bio-based and sustainably sourced materials, including ECONYL®, a regenerated nylon as well as headstock from Gucci’s manufacturing processes. Taking an ever collaborative approach, Gucci invited five individuals to help collaborate and star in the Off The Grid campaign. The stars include: actress and climate activist Jane Fonda; Japanese guitarist, actor and activist Miyavi; Rapper singer-songwriter Lil Nas X; Singer and producer King Princess; and finally David de Rothschild, eco-explorer and environmentalist. In this one-of-a-kind episode, we hear from the guests as they send reflections, thoughts, advice, inspirations and motivations from their areas of work, brought together through Gucci’s Off The Grid Campaign to collaborate and work together in fighting the climate crisis. Discover more:www.gucci.equilibrium


11 Aug 2020

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Curiosity is a Human Emotion: environmentalist David de Rothschild and activist Sinéad Burke.

Gucci Podcast

In honour of International Beat Plastic Pollution Day, June 7th, renowned environmentalist David de Rothschild connects with disability advocate Sinéad Burke. David, otherwise known as the 'Lost Explorer’ is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the launch of The Plastiki, a 60-foot catamaran he made entirely from 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles which he sailed across the Pacific. He also a face from Gucci’s new Off The Grid Campaign, a collection created using recycled, organic, bio-based and sustainably sourced materials, including ECONYL®.Sinéad is a writer, academic, teacher and disability advocate whose work focuses on inclusivity within fashion and design industries. She campaigns for the inclusion of all, particularly those whose voices struggle to be heard.Recorded remotely from two opposite corners of the globe, listen as they deep dive into the importance of nurturing and cultivating curiosity across all ages, David’s involvement with Gucci Off The Grid Campaign and the benefits of learning as well as unlearning in a world where pushing the boundaries and exploring new ways of thinking must never stop. Learn more about Plastiki: www.theplastiki.com Discover More about Beat Plastic Pollution Day: www.beatplasticpollutionday.org Read More about Sinéad’s advocacy work: https://www.sinead-burke.com/


7 Jun 2020

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David De Rothschild on his love of nature.

My Mission Is...

In this episode, we speak to respected explorer, eco-warrior and entrepreneur, David de Rothschild, who puts nature at the forefront of everything he does. From working professionally with horses as a teenager (an experience he believes began his partnership with nature) to graduating from computer science, owning and selling a successful merchandising company by the time he was 20, and, becoming the youngest Briton to reach both geographical poles. He also sailed around the world in The Plastiki, a custom-built 60-foot catamaran built from a recyclable material Seretex, and 12,500 recycled bottles for buoyancy. He founded The Lost Explorer in 2015, a lifestyle brand “owned by nature” where everything is built to last, in small batches and engages sustainable initiatives. Despite this impressive list of ventures, David is humble, insightful, smart, and down to earth. His love for nature shines through this conversation and it was an absolute pleasure having him on the show. Tune in, be inspired, find your mission. Like what you heard? Help us spread the word by rating and reviewing in iTunes to help others find us or share about the show on social media.  Photo credit: James Wright  FIND DAVID Personal: @david.de.rothschild  Brand: @thelostexplorer  Website: thelostexplorer.com  FIND MISSION HOSTS Karina: @missionmagazine Sharleen: @sharleenspiteri Website: missionmag.org--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mission-magazine/support


13 Nov 2019

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Sustainable Living With Activist David de Rothschild

REV On Air - Sustainable Stories

How can we all become our own sort of activist? We ask environmental activist and entrepreneur David de Rothschild.  David has started a company where nature is actually a direct shareholder, sailed across the ocean in a boat made of plastic to highlight the incredible plastic pollution issues we have, and is one of the most articulate speakers I have come across in terms of environmental passion and activism. I thought his reasoning for why we should all be fighting this battle for the preservation of nature together was the exact right note to launch the series on.


4 Oct 2019

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How to live curiously — David de Rothschild

The Gentleman's Journal Podcast

David de Rothschild is an explorer, conservationist, and Breitling watch ambassador. He looks a bit like a more handsome Jesus, and is, in many ways, the older brother you've always wanted. He’s got a ripping yarn for any situation, often with the battle scars to match — like the time he danced for an Ecuadorian chieftain, at gunpoint, to Kajagoogoo. Or the time he sailed a catamaran made of plastic bottles around the world. In a thoroughly enjoyable episode, David tells us why GDP is the worst metric for success; why advertisers should pay a dividend to nature; and why fear, actually, can be a very good thing. 

1hr 6mins

22 Aug 2019

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David de Rothschild in conversation with Marie Winckler for Semaine


In our special podcast this Semaine, David de Rothschild discusses nature pornography, why there is no such thing as sustainable fashion, and the possible come back of the Plastiki, an 18-meter catamaran built from approximately 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles on with which he sailed across the Pacific. So listen up, be inspired, and take action this week with Semaine and David de Rothschild.

1hr 1min

5 Apr 2018

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Live Natural Live Well with David de Rothschild


David de Rothschild is a British environmentalist, adventurer and explorer. He has traveled the globe and sometimes risked his life to raise awareness about the environment, climate change, and plastic pollution. David has also written the book The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook: 77 Essential Skills to Stop Climate Change.His latest project is The Lost Explorer, an online magazine and resource for eco-friendly clothing, apparel, wellness products, and even mezcal. The company description- "We’re a lifestyle company working in partnership with Nature to outfit you for the adventure of everyday life. A lost explorer is a modern adventurer in life. Someone who jumps in with their eyes wide open even when they don’t know where, when, or even if, they’re going to land. We figured out that it’s when we let ourselves get lost that we find ourselves. Being a Lost Explorer isn’t running away from life, it’s running towards it."  Well said.Tune in to find out what David is up to, hear tales of his adventures, and find out what we can all do to protect our planet.


14 Dec 2017

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Sacha Gervasi & David de Rothschild: Chasing Dreams, Seeking Adventure & The Power of Story To Change The World

The Rich Roll Podcast

“Curiosity is one of the greatest drivers of change.”David de RothschildTwo British ex-pats walk into a room. One, a writer and filmmaker. The other, a global adventurer and environmentalist. Upon cursory glance, it's an odd pairing — two exceedingly talented and accomplished yet very different people with little in common beyond their homeland of origin.But peer just beneath the surface and you'll quickly discover certain common passions unite them. A zeal for chasing dreams. An appreciation for cultivating imagination. And a deep understanding that a story well told holds the potential energy to change the world.My very good friend for over 16 years, Sacha Gervasi is the hyper-charismatic screenwriter behind the Steven Spielberg-Tom Hanks vehicle The Terminal and the director of 2012's Academy Award nominated Hitchcock, starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johannson.But Sacha is perhaps best known for Anvil! The Story of Anvil — his critically acclaimed rockumentary about an also-ran Canadian heavy metal band. A true-to-life Spinal Tap the London Times dubbed possibly the greatest film ever made about rock and roll, it took independent cinema by storm at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008 and would go on to win both an Emmy and Independent Spirit Award. But behind the film's can you believe this is actually real? narrative and comedically endearing head-banger protagonists is a powerful, indelible dissection of what it truly means to never give up on your dream.Equally charismatic is Sacha's brother-in-law, David de Rothschild. A world adventurer, passionate environmentalist, entrepreneur and provocative storyteller, David spearheads more conscious causes, mind-boggling expeditions and well deserving non-profits than you can possibly count.In between writing books and graphic novels, David has traipsed the Arctic from Russia to Canada, is one of only 14 people to have traversed the continent of Antarctica and was part of the team that broke the world record for the fastest-ever crossing of the Greenland ice cap.Named an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic, a Climate Hero by the United Nations and Man of the Year by GQ Magazine, David is perhaps best known for sailing from San Francisco to Sydney in a 60-foot catamaran forged from 125,000 intact, reclaimed plastic bottles. Dubbed Plastiki — an homage to Kon-Tiki, legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947 — the hair-raising odyssey was a successful effort to captivate awareness around the 73.9 million pounds of plastic currently floating in our oceans.David's latest obsession? The Lost Explorer — his recently launched line of stylish, sustainably sourced and manufactured garments, grooming products and travel accessories.The three of us convened in David's spectacular, airy Venice live-work loft for a proper chat and spot of tea. Between witty barbs, this conversation pivots on a central theme: the power of storytelling to lift the human spirit, speak truth to power, incite positive change and elicit indelible, eternal verities about who we are. And how, together, we can leverage imagination to cultivate a better relationship with nature and a brighter future for ourselves, our children and the planet at large.Specific topics explored include:* community and environmental storytelling* connected systems for living* educating people about ecosystems through the Plastiki* the evolution of storytelling* Sacha’s creative projects* judgment and cynicism in journalism* stories about perseverance* being open to your path* living the adventurous lifestyle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 52mins

3 Oct 2016

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David De Rothschild, author, THE LIVE EARTH GLOBAL WARMING SURVIVAL HANDBOOK - 77 Essential Skills to Stop Climate Change, 7-5-07


Live Earth, climate change, Alliance for Climate Protection, greenhouse gases. David De Rothschild is the founder of Sculpt the Future, a non-profit environmental foundation. He was recently voted a 'Young Global Leader' by the World Economic Forum and an 'Emerging Explorer' for National Geographic's class of 2007. Live Earth also marks the beginning of Save Our Selves, a multi-year campaign led by the Alliance for Climate Protection to move individuals, corporations, and governments to take action to solve global warming.

3 Jul 2007