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Together for Sustainability – new GROHE X podcast aims to drive action through knowledge exchange

  • GROHE’s digital platform GROHE X launches first podcast with focus on sustainability

  • Climate activist Marcella Hansch puts experts at center: discussion with scientists, decision-makers and entrepreneurs to serve as inspiration for implementation

  • Water, circular economy and sustainable building: monthly episodes will cover a broad range of sustainability topics

Düsseldorf, 6 December 2022 – Immediately following the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), it is once again clear that implementations are still lacking if we are to achieve the 1.5°C target. For many, the question of how to take concrete, tangible steps remains. To explore how experts in their fields are addressing sustainability issues, and to enable exchange on the full bandwidth of environmental challenges, GROHE X is today launching the podcast “Together for Sustainability”. It aims to provide inspiration, stimulate discussion, and inspire action. With new topic-specific episodes released every month, the podcast will cover subjects such as water, resources, the circular economy, and sustainable building.

Progress requires learning

Podcast host Marcella Hansch, CEO everwave foundation, has been dedicated to healthy oceans and rivers for years. While her foundation puts emphasis on environmental education, the social business everwave wants to clean rivers and protect the sea from plastic through its use of clean-up technologies. In the six planned episodes she talks to scientists, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers about their fields of expertise. In line with the motto of the podcast, dialogue is at the heart of the new format. The goal of “Together for Sustainability” is to serve as a platform for sharing insights to create new incentives. Instead of doomsday scenarios, listeners are informed about specific topics, impactful solutions and inspiring projects that demonstrate how the climate crisis can be tackled. “If you want to save and protect something, you need to know it. And if you know something, or you love it, then you can protect it,” says Hansch about the intention behind the podcast and the importance of education and dialogue as the motivation for progress. She explains the objective is “not to tell people you did wrong things, but showing people to motivate them, to inspire them and to say, ’you can change the world!’. If we work all together, we really can make a change.”

Launch episode focuses on the ocean

The first episode of the podcast investigates the ocean and its potential for solutions to the climate crisis. Covering most of the Blue Planet, it is not only significantly impacted by global warming, but is also increasingly becoming an area of focus on new solutions at negotiations such as COP27. Hansch and her guest, oceanographer and climate scientist Prof. Dr. Martin Visbeck, who are both part of the committee of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, discuss how they aim to make a tangible impact on the ocean – from the digitisation of the ocean, and its importance for carbon storage and absorption, to providing knowledge for decision-makers and promoting education and engagement. “My wish for the future is that we first recognize that we have a joint future. Second, that the future that we are going to have depends on our actions today and tomorrow, and that we should use all available information and knowledge, including that of sciences, to think about what are good outcomes for all of us,” says Prof. Dr. Visbeck.

Listen to the first episode of the new podcast “Together for Sustainability” on the digital experience platform GROHE X.


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Melanie Vrenegor
Melanie Vrenegor

Melanie Vrenegor

Senior Communications Manager Sustainability

+49 211/9130 3030