Episodes

April 9, 2021

Episode 46: Stride into slow fashion with Jordan Wilkes

When professional soccer player Jordan Wilkes was 20 years old, he asked himself if his wardrobe reflected his personal values - and his answer was a resounding ‘no’! He refers to it as “giving passive consent to the ill’s of the world through your personal consumption”. What followed is a quite remarkable story. We chat to this young and inspiring entrepreneur about his journey into ‘slow fashion’ and how he’s turned it into a budding empire. “In the long-term, I want Stride to become an Amazo…

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March 17, 2021

Episode 45: Confident Conversations

Have you ever talked about climate change with someone and felt like the conversation didn’t go as well as you planned? Or have you avoided having these conversations because you don’t feel well equipped? In 2020, Climate Compass conducted research that identified seven segments in the Australian community according to attitudes and behaviours toward climate change. Although the research found 82% of Australians understand climate change is real and are worried about it - their response to mess…

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March 1, 2021

What is a Healthy Home?

Creating an energy-efficient home doesn’t necessarily equate to creating a healthy home. What are the principles of a healthy home? And what are some of the most common mistakes to avoid when building or renovating, to ensure the home you create is healthy for both you and the environment? Zara D’Cotta is a healthy home coach and keynote speaker on a mission to empower 1 million people to take steps towards a healthier home. Zara learned about the link between our homes and our health after goi…

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Feb. 14, 2021

Episode 43: Clean and green (in your laundry!)

If you are looking for a good place to start making your home a bit ‘greener’ then your laundry is an excellent place to start. Washing and drying clothes has a bigger impact on the planet than you might think - so we decided to explore the different ways we can reduce our impact by simply greening up our laundry habits without sacrificing our hygiene and appearance! Sustainable You is a proud member of the Climactive Network. For more information about the growing Climactic Collective, check …

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Jan. 29, 2021

Episode 42: Preserving the right to witness nature’s beauty

In a world where we are losing so many natural wonders, it’s so important for communities to stand up and protect our natural environment when given the opportunity. Mandy Robertson is a member of the Spider Crab Alliance – who are fighting to protect the yearly aggregation of spider crabs in the shallows of Port Phillip Bay. This group advocates to preserve this spectacle so that people of any age and ability can come to the shores and witness such an amazing sight for years to come. Though Ja…

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Dec. 20, 2020

Episode 41: Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021

As 2020 draws to a close, once again Jacqui and Lisa take some time to chat about the year that was. They reflect on the episodes that they are most proud of, the things that they learnt and what they have achieved in a year like no other. This is the final episode of the year - but they will be back with more inspiring episodes in 2021! Thank you to everyone for your support - please get in touch if you have something to share! Sustainable You is a proud member of the Climactive Network. For m…

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Dec. 1, 2020

Episode 40: Turning Resolutions into Actions with Banish

Lottie Dalziel, the founder of Banish, has established herself as a reputable Environmental Educator. A 2018 new year’s resolution ‘to do better’ when it came to her personal environmental impact, highlighted the need to help Australians reduce their waste with the right products and even better information. Two years later, and her business banish.com.au has established itself as a one stop shop to source sustainable products as well as a wealth of information to reduce household waste. In 202…

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Nov. 7, 2020

Episode 39: 1200 chickens!

Imagine buying some land in regional Victoria, figuring out how to work with it instead of changing it, and ending up farming over 1000 chickens, maintaining sheep, a jersey cow and growing your own food supply. Not only that, but achieving carbon positivity - drawing more carbon out of the atmosphere than you produce. Our guest Phil Westwood and his wife Jill have done exactly that. We spoke to Phil about how he started, what he has learned along the way, and his thoughts on simplicity over gr…

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Oct. 17, 2020

Episode 38 - The Swag

We’ve all felt guilt around how much rotting fruit and veggies we throw out every week from the depths of our fridges. Recent stats actually show that the average Aussie throws out 126kgs of food each year. That’s a lot of waste! But what can we do? Where do we start? Introducing - The Swag! Our guest this week has created an innovative product that extends the life of our vegetables in the crisper. But not only that - the Swag’s founder - Peita has created a product that reflects her strong et…

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Oct. 3, 2020

Episode 37 - TedX Darlinghurst

These days, almost everyone will have heard of Ted talks - they are short, powerful public talks, known for the communication of good ideas and feature inspiring and motivational speakers. Our guest today, Juan Beijani - has blended his skills in problem solving and mentoring with his personal focus in climate solutions and creating positive impacts to create the upcoming TedX Darlinghurst event on 15 October 2020. We chat with Juan about how he came to this place in his life and the secrets to…

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Sept. 19, 2020

Episode 36: Sustainable Sally

For more than 2 decades, Australian families watched as Sally Williams talked us through many different household products and brands. With a voice for radio and a face for TV, Sally was synonomous with the Brand Power tagline “helping you buy better”. So what made her say “no more” to promoting these brands? And who is this new character popping up on the socials these days? We chat to Sustainable Sally herself, about her decision to live and work in line with her personal values, how Covid19 …

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Aug. 29, 2020

Episode 35: Swapsies

There are tons of easy swaps that we can make in our lives to be more environmentally friendly. Waste is a crucial problem for today’s environment, but there are plenty of eco-friendly substitutes for single-use products that we use every day. Lisa and Jacqui troubleshoot some ways to help you focus on reusing products again, rather than using them once and then sending them to landfill. Remember there is no such thing as throwing plastic ‘away.’ Have you got any others to add to our list? Sust…

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July 28, 2020

Episode 34: Active citizenship with Mike McEvoy

How did Mike McEvoy deal with his internal panic about "the elephant in the room" that is climate change? Lisa has a chat with Climate for Change 's National Program Manager about how his journey from a child looking at a poster of a pygmy possum led him to (as an adult) putting his hand up to run for Local Council. After he was elected he realised that change needs to be social in order to create higher-level action, and he has been building the social movement through C4C's Climate Conversati…

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July 4, 2020

Episode 33: Single Use Ain't Sexy!

How much are we all washing our hands these days?! A lot! But now, practicing good hand hygiene doesn't have to mean excessive plastic waste. Today we chat with Josh Howard, the founder of Single Use Ain't Sexy. He started the business because he loves this planet of ours and he couldn't get his head around, how many single-use plastic bottles we all use! With over 60 million single-use plastic bottles ending up in landfill everyday, he knew that he had to make some changes. So he made it his m…

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June 19, 2020

Episode 32: Watch, Listen, Read

What have you been up to during "Iso"? Jacqui and Lisa have been going through the ups and downs of home-schooling, getting out into nature, kids on devices, and honing vegetable gardening skills. Here they share some sustainable-focussed gems that they have found in recent times. Watching The Biggest Little Farm film - https://www.madmanfilms.com.au/the-biggest-little-farm/ The Story of Plastic - https://www.storyofplastic.org/ Listening Podcast - Joe Rogan’s interview with Joel Salatin ( http…

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May 30, 2020

Episode 11: Flora and Fauna

Today we chat with Julie - the founder of Flora & Fauna, an Australian online business who sources and sells ethical, eco-friendly and sustainable products direct to you. Having spent 20+ years working in retail, Julie wanted to create a better business. A business that was conscious of its impact on the world and one that contributes positively to society and drives change for the better. For too long we haven't known enough about how products are produced, what they're made of and who makes …

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May 16, 2020

Episode 10: Eco.Mono with Sam Leigh

Where can you find ethically made and sustainable fashion items that suit your conscience and your style? Do you find it confusing and time-consuming to have to research every fashion purchase to ensure it aligns with your values? From a fast fashion hoarder to a slow fashion minimalist, eco.mono founder Samantha Leigh has been seeking out the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to who, how and where our clothes are made. What originally started as a fashion blog designed to educate her re…

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May 5, 2020

Episode 9: Greenwashing

Oh no you’ve been greenwashed again! While we are thinking of ways to become more sustainable and make better environmental choices, companies are spending a lot of time and money to confuse us into thinking that their product or service is a safer, greener, better choice - but in actual fact, it isn’t. In this week's episode, Jacqui and Lisa shed some light on the term g reenwashing and discuss what it actually is, as well as highlighting some of the ways they themselves have been caught out. …

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