Sep 5, 2016
Hey everyone, welcome to the uncomfortable is OK podcast. I’m your host Chris Desmond. Today we’re at episode 19. Today I’m talking with Nick Morrison. Nick and I first met at University down in Dunedin a little while ago now.
Today Nick shares with us a bit of his journey. From working as a personal trainer, getting to train Claudia Schiffer, starting up his own business, and turning 30 on a rooftop in Rio De Janeiro.
We talk a bit today about human potential, both as individuals and as societies, and about how we are holding ourselves back at the moment in both instances.
Then we jump into what Nick is doing at the moment. He is helping to change how we think about waste, especially about plastic waste. This is pretty important now as we continue to use more and more single serve items, where does this plastic end up, how long does it take to break down, is there a better way? Of course there is and today Nick gives us a bit of insight into it.
We talk about the challenges of getting this information across, and trying to change the habits of a society. Nick believes that New Zealand can be a leader in this area, but currently we aren’t stepping up, so he lets us know some things we can do as individuals to get the ball rolling. Obviously Nick is pretty passionate about this topic so there are a few choice words from time to time, but I think that probably adds to the discussion.
I got a lot of new insight from chatting to Nick, I hope you guys enjoy getting uncomfortable with us today.