Episodes

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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April 18, 2020

Episode 8: Start with Socks

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…

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April 6, 2020

Episode 7: Community Events with a Sustainability Focus

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…

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March 22, 2020

Episode 6: Roving Refills with Unwasteful Andrea

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. Lisa and Jacqui chat with Andrea Dunkley of Roving Refills Frankston, who saw a business opportunity that would harness her passion for the environme…

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March 7, 2020

Episode 25: Minimising Food Waste

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. We need to be thinking of clever ways to reduce, and utilise the amount of food that we are bringing into our households - as well as conside…

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Feb. 22, 2020

Episode 24: Mark Spencer (Part 2): The Man Behind Climactic

We are back for part two of our chat with Mark Spencer from the Climactic Podcast Network. If you missed part one, stop now and go back and have a listen! It will make more sense and give you some context. In this episode, we talk about our visions and hopes for the future and the power that podcasts like Climactic and Sustainable You have in building relationships, reaching out to others and sharing their stories, and ultimately creating community. We are excited about the future, and are grat…

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Feb. 9, 2020

Episode 23 - Mark Spencer (Part 1): The Man Behind Climactic

If you are into climate-related podcasts, chances are you have heard the name Climactic, or the voice of Mark Spencer. In April 2018 Mark saw a huge opportunity to connect everyday people with ideas to share about living well in the time of climate change, and Climactic was born. He will tell you that his podcast had humble beginnings, but Mark is a natural story-teller, and in a few short years, he's successfully gained interviews with politicians, sustainability experts, health professionals,…

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Jan. 25, 2020

Episode 22: Lisa chats with a Firie!

Do you know a volunteer Firie? Have you wondered what happens when they go off to fight a bushfire and save our communities from destruction? Lisa's dad Mike is a long-serving member of the CFA, and has been deployed on several strike teams so far this Summer. This episode, Mike shares both his experiences of being a volunteer firefighter, and his thoughts on community, slowing down and helping one another. Mike is an avid amateur photographer who enjoys capturing people in their natural enviro…

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Jan. 18, 2020

Episode 21: Start where you are...

It's Sustainable You - Season 2! Jacqui and Lisa reflect on some of the lessons learned over Christmas and the Summer break and discuss the current bushfire and climate crisis Australia is experiencing. Listen in for some positive actions that you can take straight away. If you want to encourage legislative change, it takes many people to mobilise and ask for it. You can start by downloading this template to send to your local MP: https://www.dropbox.com/s/n83tlcdjtqpmtxr/MP%20Letter%20of%20Env…

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Nov. 29, 2019

Episode 20: Looking back and looking forward!

As 2019 draws to a close, Jacqui and Lisa take some time to chat about what changes they have made this year, and reflect on the episodes that they are most proud of. This is the final episode of the year - but they will be back with some exciting news in 2020! Thank you to everyone for your support - please get in touch if you have something to share! See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

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Nov. 9, 2019

Episode 19: Sustainable Silly Season

At the time of releasing this episode there were only 44 days until... Christmas!!! It's that wonderful time of the year - decorations come out, carols start playing in the Supermarket, and many sustainable habits fly out of the window as we get caught up in the excitement. This episode is a quick check over what we can do at this time of year, and how to be mindful of not creating too much unsustainable waste while we celebrate and spend time with our families. Ho ho ho! See omnystudio.com/pol…

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Oct. 30, 2019

Episode 18: Chatting with Meg Berryman

In this episode, we chat with Meg Berryman. She’s a women's coach, teacher, yogi, mother and founder of the School for Sacred, Social Leaders. She shares her passion for empowering people to journey from wellness, to wholeness and beyond - to a place of changing culture, influencing change and contributing to communities. Just like us, she believes that it is through slow living, through connection, through rhythm, through food, that we are going to change the world, rebuild new systems and con…

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Oct. 12, 2019

Episode 17: Tricky Conversations

A lot has been happening in the climate crisis movement recently, with coverage in mainstream media prompting lots of discussions with many varied opinions. Jacqui and Lisa share their recent experiences of tricky online interactions, and discuss the ways they have navigated these. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

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Sept. 28, 2019

Episode 16: Lisa Goes to the Strike

On Friday 20th September 2019, 4 million people around the world went on strike for the climate. Over 100,000 marched in Melbourne, and Lisa was there with her 2 school-aged kids. This episode Lisa brings you along, as she prepares with her kids, listens to the speeches, and marches in solidarity with the many varied protesters. If you want to know what a protest is like, this episode is for you! See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

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Sept. 18, 2019

Episode 15: Jacqui's Utilities Tips

So you get your power, water & gas bills - monthly, quarterly, or whenever they arrive in the letterbox - and the amounts seem to go up and up. In this episode, Jacqui runs through some of her tried and tested ways of not only saving you some hard earned dollars, but also ways to reduce the amount of carbon emissions produced by your household, and the waste of these precious resources. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

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Aug. 31, 2019

Episode 14: What's Your 2040?

"Across the globe, there are literally thousands of climate solutions activities and businesses well underway, even as most of us don't know of them. Imagine if we began to combine them in order to find a solution?" - Damon Gameau, the filmmaker of 2040 explores some of the innovations we already have today, in order to tackle the climate change problem for a sustainable future for our children. Lisa and Jacqui sat on a Q&A panel after a recent screening, and we are bringing you the discussion …

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