A podcast that puts eco-living at the heart of your life. Each episode we showcase sustainability superheroes who share their knowledge and tips that you can implement immediately to experience the joy of living simply and sustainably every day.
EP 24 - Eco Business Mentor - Jannine Barron
Jannine Barron created her first eco product in 1998. Over the next 23 years she launched more than 33 zero-waste products. In 2000, she coined the phrase, “change the world, one purchase at a time” to express her brand activism, a phrase that many industries have since adopted. Now, two and a half decades later, and based in the UK, Jannine is on a mission to change business for generations to come, through mentoring a new generation of product makers and climate-conscious business owners.
In this episode Jannine shares her experience:
as an activist at Macquarie Universitycreating her first eco business with one product in her garagestarting and selling four businesses over 20 plus yearsin helping aspiring ecopreneurshelping women through the "B experience"around the importance of having a business mentor or coach if you want to succeed.I can highly recommend Jannine as a mentor, after all she helped me get Beaming Green started and has helped countless other businesses. She has a genuine interest in making a difference and provides a lot of enthusiasm and guidance in a constructive way.
Visit her website https://www.theproductmentor.com.au/
EP 23 - Talking, Permaculture and Eco-Village life - Morag Gamble
In this episode I speak with Morag Gamble who is a global Permaculture and Eco Village Ambassador. She has lived in the Crystal Waters Eco Village for more than two decades. She runs permaculture courses online, serving a wide audience that spans six continents. Morag covers a wide array of topics and is such an knowledgable and engaging speaker this one-hour interview will fly by.
Morag speaks with me about:
Permaculture's roots and evolutionthe Permaculture Education Institute's online courses that promote permaculture on 6 continentsPerma Youth, created by her daughter Maya, which has hubs around the worldhow her daughter's program is helping refugees set up permaculture in the campsher experience of living in an award-winning Crystal Waters Eco Villagehow the village supports its 220 residentshow they manage and share the work loadhow music legends the Grateful Dead came to support the village's music studioBio of Morag
Morag Gamble is a global permaculture and ecovillage ambassador, designer, teacher, writer, YouTube, blogger, podcaster, homeschooler and founder of the Permaculture Education Institute. For over 2 decades share has lived in a UN World Habitat Award winning ecovillage acknowledged for 'demonstrating low impact and sustainable ways of living’. Morag offers a practical permaculture course, The Incredible Edible Garden, and through her online Permaculture Educators Program (a combined Permaculture Design Certificate and Permaculture Teacher Certificate), Morag teaches people on 6 continents how to design regenerative human habitats and mentors them to become leading educators in the transformation of the places and neighbourhoods in which they dwell.
Morag creates a practical youtube channel that has been watched over 4.5 million times and free monthly permaculture masterclasses that have over 3000 people booked in each time. She has an extensive blog, Our Permaculture Life, with over 400 articles with permaculture tips, and a popular podcast, Sense-Making in a Changing World, where she talks with leading ecological thinkers and doers.
Morag's practical application of systems thinking and ecological design principles extends from home and community spaces to refugee settlements in East Africa. She is a cofounder of Northey Street City Farm and the Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network and many community food projects. She ownerbuilt her own ecohome surrounded by an award-winning natural and edible landscapes. Through the Ethos Foundation, her permaculture charity, she offers support to women and youth in the global south to access free permaculture education and create regenerative farms and communities. Alongside her daughter, and other teens, she recently launched a Permayouth network which has received a global Youth in Permaculture Prize. She also runs camps for teens and mentors global youth with her Ethos Fellowship Program - a youth systems thinking learning community - collaborating with leading thinkers like Fritjof Capra and Nora Bateson.
Morag lives and breathes permaculture.
Morag Gamble https://moraggamble.com
Courses: Permaculture Education Institute https://permacultureeducationinstitute.org
Blog: Our Permaculture Life https://ourpermaculture.life.com
Ethos Foundation https://ethosfoundation.org.au
EP 22 -" Library of stuff" - reducing your consumption
Libraries are traditionally associated with borrowing books. These days, with an increasing awareness that once a product reaches its used-by date ‘there is no away’, many waste-conscious communities are creating tool libraries. This is a great way to...
EP 21- Fred's Tiny Houses, the fundamentals of design
The tiny house movement has been growing steadily for more than a decade. It offers an affordable alternative to buying a conventional house and an alternative way of living. Many home buyers are choosing to downsize and simplify their lives due to economic hardship, housing affordability and environmental stress. This conscientious collective are choosing to live off grid and leave a smaller footprint on our struggling planet.
In this episode, I speak with Fred Schultz the founder of Fred’s Tiny House workshops about:
what motivated him to build a tiny housewhat to consider when building a tiny housewhy design and weight planning are vital in creating a successful small spacewhat batteries to use for an off grid tiny housewhy buying or building on the right trailer is essential for a portable tiny homewhat are the pros and cons of building with new materials vs recycledwhat courses Fred offers and how they can help you create your ideal tiny house.Bio:
Fred Schultz is a thought leader, innovator and advocate in Australia’s Tiny House movement. He designed, built and lived in his own off-grid (fossil-fuel free) tiny house with his family and now teaches builders (DIY and professionals alike) how to build safe, compliant and comfortable tiny houses for the different Australian climates. He designs and sells tiny house trailers that are super strong and allow for the strongest attachment between tiny house and trailer. Fred is always up for a chat about tiny houses and the philosophies that underpin them. You can find him in Castlemaine, pouring over the technical details of trailer-design or making in his back yard.
To view more YouTube videos visit Beaming Green website and go to episode 21 or visit Fred's Tiny Houses website
EP 20 - Syntropic Gardener - Victor Pires
Welcome to episode twenty. I'm excited to welcome back Victor Pires to learn more about Syntropic agriculture and his new training course — Syntropic Gardener, based in Uki, Northern NSW, Australia.
Victor was born in Brazil where he trained extensively in this field, learning from some of the founders, including the Syntropic agriculture creator, Ernst Gotsch, a Swiss farmer who moved to Brazil in the early 1980s'.
Fans of Beaming Green will remember Victor from our first episode. Seven months on it's great to catch up again and see what he's learned and achieved in the past 7 months.
In this episode Victor discusses:
how important it is to understand your land, particularly how the water flows, wind patterns and soil conditionswhat you can do to improve soil conditionswhat successional planting is, how to manage it and what the benefits arewhy having a plan for planting, harvesting and beyond is vitalwhy there is a growing interest Syntropic agriculture around the worldwhat content and format his new Syntropic Gardener, launching over Easter will take.I always learn so much from my conversations with Victor and I'm sure you will too. Remember to check out the links below for more about how to book into his upcoming course.
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Syntropic Gardener and find out more.
Livingness journey Youtube video
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EP 19 - Lessons from Indigenous Australia may hold a key to a sustainable future
Indigenous Australians are the first-known human inhabitants of the Australian continent and its nearby islands. The term includes both the Torres Strait Islanders and the Aboriginal People, who together make up about 2.5% of Australia's population.
Scientists believe Indigenous Australians arrived in Australia between 40,000 and 70,000 years ago, but Aboriginal history says "we have been here since time began".
Non-Indigenous Australians can learn a great deal from these ancient custodians. Their deep connection to country, with thousands of years lived experience on the land, provides unique expertise in managing Australia's land and water in a more sustainable way.
In this episode I speak with Paul Burragun (Uncle Boomerang), who is a Birrinburra, Bundjalung, Wangerriburra & Yuggera Turrbal man. Paul has been developing and delivering cultural workshops in schools and early learning centres for the past 20 years in South East Queensland and North Eastern NSW.
Paul shares his journey as an Aboriginal man, his ancestry and some of the traditions and customs that have shaped his life.
We talk about how:
sharing songlines keeps valuable information from the past alivestars connect to the songlinesmany languages and Aboriginal dialects there were and some of the interpretations between clansAboriginals were listed under the local Flora and Fauna Act until 1967Aboriginal people traditionally used bush tuckerin Paul's country there are six seasons, rather than foursharing Aboriginal customs and traditions with communities in his region is his passion.I really had a great time speaking with Paul and would recommend you listen to this podcast and share it with your friends and family to raise awareness of Aboriginal traditions and customs.
If you would like to get information about the programs on offer visit https://www.burragun.com.au