Monday June 1, 2020

Podcast: Five Degrees of Change - John Gibbons

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

@danieltmurray
7th January, 2020

Daniel Murray is joined by the environmental activist, journalist and business owner for the latest episode of Five Degrees of Change, the energy and environment podcast from the Business Post

In Five Degrees of Change some of the most influential voices on Energy and Environment will propose three big policy changes, and also outline two small personal changes they have made to contribute to a greener world. In episode five, host Daniel Murray is joined by John Gibbons.

John Gibbons is an environmental activist, journalist and business owner. In the early 90’s he founded a healthcare communications company called MedMedia Group which today is one of the most successful healthcare publishers in Ireland. It wasn’t until the birth of John’s daughter in the early 2000’s that he decided to take an interest in the environment. Initially he started a blog called ‘Think or Swim’ as a means of solidifying his own thoughts on the climate and biodiversity crises. But in 2008 after building up a critical mass of knowledge John began contributing a weekly column on environmental issues to the Irish Times, reaching a national audience. Today, John splits his time between his healthcare communications business and his environmental activism and is one of the most recognisable voices in the country on climate change. He is a regular contributor to Irish broadcast media and he describes his own activism as freaking out and speaking out.

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