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SeekingSustainabilityLIVE Top 5

Week 12 of the informative, fun and inspiring Seeking Sustainability LIVE talkshow series is complete! Here are the top 5 most viewed and most listened to talks in the series so far.

Personally, I love ALL of the talks, each guest gives us great insights to learn from and a chance to more deeply understand the interesting and rewarding work they do. I am working hard to promote them all and many of the guest speakers are also actively promoting the videos to their networks which helps build a following. I hope these great ideas can get to a wide audience around the world to inspire and spark positive change.

If your favorite talks didn’t make this top list, please join in to help them improve in the rankings by sharing it with your network, commenting, and liking it which really helps to get more views overall.

Here are the top 5 rankings from YouTube, Facebook, Periscope, and via the Podcast (audio) series.

It’s so interesting to me to see the different talks that resonate with viewers on various platforms- another argument for covering a wide range of topics and multistreaming across different platforms.

I’d love to have an award ceremony for the top talks in the first 100 SSL talks in terms of the most engagement, likes, and a variety of other factors (I love crunching data). At this 12 week mark, we are simply looking at the number of views.

YouTube Top 5

Number 5
This talk is from May 2020, #ssl15 when I had the chance to talk with the awesome TokyoCheapo website team, managers, and content-creators Carey Finn + Mareike Dornhendge. Here we talk about sustainable travel, sustainable living ideas, hacks, and the connection between frugal choices and sustainable choices in Japan.

Number 4
This talk is from the end of June 2020, #ssl43 talking with the inspirational architect and activist Shunsuke Iwasaki who built his own house in the forest alongside his carpenter wife when they were in their sixties in an effort to live more in tune with nature.

Number 3
This talk is also from the end of June 2020, #ssl46 as we catch up with Australian Heather Fukase, founder of Nagano Naturally who talks about her love for organic farming and her community, in balance with teaching and raising a family in beautiful rural Japan.

Number 2
This talk is from the beginning of July 2020, #ssl51 talking about restoring a 130-year-old MINKA traditional home and garden. Paul and Kimberley Fradale have created a beautiful, comfortable, traditional Japanese home through years of hard work, skilled labor, research, and community building.

Number 1
YouTube most-watched video at this 12-week check-in is from the beginning of the series in May 2020. Paprika-girl takes us on a deep-dive into the secret world of Kimono and how she has taken on the culture of wearing this beautiful and sustainable traditional clothing in her modern life.

Top 5 Facebook Ranking

The Facebook rankings show a new set of talks in the top five in this first 12 week period.

Number 5
Despite this talk being done in week 12, it still made it to the top 5 rankings with a discussion of setting up peace tours in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park with Mary Popeo.

Number 4
Tourism facilities across the world have had an especially difficult time during the coronavirus pandemic, but good planning and management can secure more sustainable futures for attractions like Sengan-En in Kagoshima. Here manager Alex Bradshaw talks of his love for traditional Samurai culture and martial arts as well as the international awards and overall appeal of Sengan-En houses, shops, eateries, and gardens.

Number 3
This talk links to the current issue of international permanent residents and business owners in Japan who are disallowed from re-entering Japan due to current regulations. Renata Piazza #ssl23 had established an innovative training program for government officials and hospitality industry staff in both Europe and Japan. I hope she is able to return to Japan to continue her good work on responsible tourism and Tohoku recovery.

Number 2
This talk was the first to get over a thousand views on Facebook, resonating with many viewers looking for how to make or find reusable food-wraps. Marisa Gelencser #ssl21 started her own business Eco-Hachi and was joined by Karen, her collaborator on the Eas-y Green group page, who shared their inspiration for working with families on sustainable options.

Number 1
Our most-watched video in the SSL series so far is by far on Facebook is Baye McNeil’s #ssl48 appearance in the series when he talked about his column and articles, book, activism, seminars, and training to improve Japan’s level of awareness, understanding, and acceptance of diversity and racism.

Periscope (Twitter) Top 5

Amazing to see a whole new lineup here in the number of views on the Twitter streaming collaborator Periscope.

Number 5
Manel hating, Celebrating Women of Japan founder Melanie Brock joins the series at #ssl19 talking about her career in Japan and her passion for building successful international business relationships between Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

Number 4
Paprika-Girl’s Deep-Dive into Kimono Life #ssl13 won over the viewers on Periscope. Her detailed explanations of Kimono-culture in Japan were also very popular on Twitter/Periscope.

Number 3
Professional Writer Selena Hoy #ssl17 gave us a view into the unusual topics worth covering in Japan travel writing which has been published in a variety of international magazines and books.

Number 2
Japanese sword expert Paul Martin gave us rare insights into his world as an expert in Samurai history, martial arts, as well as the intriguing etiquette, skill, and craftsmanship of traditional Japanese swords.

Number 1
The Livestream champion who rules on scopes also tops this series on this platform. DaveInOsaka #ssl33 talks about documenting traditional houses in Kyoto reused and remodeled into beautiful coffee shops and modern eateries. We also discuss his experience taking photos of rare Geisha performances and unusual features of famous shrines and temples.

Podcasts Top 5 Listens at the 12 Week Mark

Listeners chose a different crowd once again, with 2 repeaters in the crowd and a 4-way tie for 4th place.

Four-Way Tie for Forth
Sam Barclay of Hidden Japan Travel talking about Shikoku Deep Travel Journeys

Chillin-Kansai Talking the ups and downs of driving a Model3 Tesla in Japan

Sarajean Rossitto talks about SDG’s for SME’s, training students and officials, collaboration projects and volunteering with a sustainable focus on long-term solutions.

Mary Popeo talks about setting up innovative online, virtual, and app-based tours in Hiroshima’s most iconic and important attraction, the Peace memorial park.

Number 3
Paprika-Girl is very popular on all platforms as her insights into the world of Japanese Kimono resonates with a diverse audience.

Number 2
Joan Lambert Bailey talks about organic farmer’s markets, off-the-beaten travel, and rural gems worth discovering, as well as her Japan Times series on Women working in Japan in the food and beverage industry.

Top of the Podcast Playlist is MyMizu founder Robin Lewis talking here about his passion to reduce plastic waste in Japan and worldwide by introducing an easy way to find safe, clean, and free drinking water.