Dec. 20, 2020
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!
Dec. 1, 2020
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.
Nov. 7, 2020
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…
Oct. 17, 2020
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…
Oct. 3, 2020
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.
Sept. 19, 2020
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 …
Aug. 29, 2020
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.
July 28, 2020
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…
July 4, 2020
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!
June 19, 2020
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.
May 30, 2020
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 …
May 16, 2020
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…
April 18, 2020
How do you take over 13 tonnes of textiles out of landfill in a 6 month period? Easy! Start with socks! Lisa and Jacqui chat with Michael from Manrags - and find out how what started as a men’s essentials subscription business turned into the world’s first circular subscription club. Manrags take responsibility for the entire life-cycle of their products while keeping them out of landfill. Along with their partner - Textile Recyclers Australia, they repurpose, repair and recycle into new thread…
April 6, 2020
In this episode, Lisa shares information about her Primary School Fete held in mid-March. She found herself on the Fete Committee late in 2019, and decided that if she got a say on how the event was organised, she'd try and make it as sustainable as possible! And the rest of the committee were all in. They had some wins and some losses, but overall the event had way less waste than it could have. Hear how they tried to reduce waste at their event, what worked and what could have been improved f…
March 22, 2020
Roving Refills was created in 2019 by two sisters, who had a passion for environmental protection and a growing concern at the amount of plastic packaging in the world. They started Roving Refills to provide people with locally made, eco-friendly alternatives to highly packaged products that have traveled many miles and are not safe for waterways.
March 7, 2020
Did you know that 40% of our household waste is made up of food scraps? Australians send 5.3 million tonnes of food waste to landfill every single year, where it produces the harmful gas methane as it breaks down. The greenhouse gases produced by the food waste in landfill is the same amount as those produced by the steel and iron ore industries combined.