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A podcast that teaches you practical and easy ways to become more sustainable and empowers you to take ownership of your impact and that of your community.

Sustainable You Jacqui Kidman & Lisa Whiston

    • Education

A podcast that teaches you practical and easy ways to become more sustainable and empowers you to take ownership of your impact and that of your community.

    Episode 34: Active citizenship with Mike McEvoy

    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 Conversation Program ever since. More information can be found on the Climate for Change website or Instagram. 

    Sustainable You can be found onFacebook,Instagram, and sign up to our mailing list for bonus material through ourwebsite. If you have an idea for an episode, or want to ask us something in more detail, send us an email! If you enjoy listening to our show, we would love you to give us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. This episode is produced by Fran from 17th Street Audio.

    • 24 min
    Episode 33: Single Use Ain't Sexy!

    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 mission to find a solution to this problem - that's how Single Use Ain't Sexy was born. His cutting edge cleaning and personal care products make it so simple - just add water.

    We had a great chat with Josh and it was so inspiring to hear about how his business has already saved over 31,000 plastic bottles from landfill in three short months.

    Connect with Josh at instagram or on his website

    Sustainable You can be found onFacebook,Instagram, and sign up to our mailing list for bonus material through ourwebsite. If you have an idea for an episode, or want to ask us something in more detail, send us an email! If you enjoy listening to our show, we would love you to give us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. This episode is produced by Fran from 17th Street Audio.

    • 31 min
    Episode 12: Watch, Listen, Read

    Episode 12: 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://www.polyfacefarms.com/) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-7O3fOXXKo

    Cait Flanders -The Year of Less - https://caitflanders.com/the-year-of-less/

    Reading

    Waste Not: make a big difference by throwing away less - Erin Rhoads https://www.therogueginger.com/

    Naturally Inspired - Simple DIY Recipes for Body Care and Cleaning - Krissy Ballinger https://theinspiredlittlepot.com.au/naturally-inspired-diy-recipe-book/

    Other things we talked about included an online crash course in permaculture - https://highsierrapermaculture.com/online-courses/ and Taranaki Farm in Woodend, Victoria http://www.taranakifarm.com.au/

    Sustainable You can be found onFacebook,Instagram, and sign up to our mailing list for bonus material through ourwebsite. If you have an idea for an episode, or want to ask us something in more detail, send us an email! If you enjoy listening to our show, we would love you to give us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. This episode is produced by Fran from 17th Street Audio.

    • 30 min
    Episode 11: Flora and Fauna

    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 them. Retailers have not focused on their own supply chains and the waste produced. Julie set out to change that creating a retailer focused on driving change through Flora & Fauna and also in the industry as a whole. Find them at www.floraandfauna.com.au or on insta @floraandfaunaau

    Sustainable You can be found onFacebook,Instagram, and sign up to our mailing list for bonus material through ourwebsite. If you have an idea for an episode, or want to ask us something in more detail, send us an email! If you enjoy listening to our show, we would love you to give us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. This episode is produced by Fran from 17th Street Audio.

    • 29 min
    Episode 10: Eco.Mono with Sam Leigh

    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 readers about the garment industry, is now an online store that offers a collection of sustainable women’s clothing from brands leading the way in ethical fashion. Listen in to hear more about Sam’s evolution, and connect with Sam at www.ecomono.com.au or on Instagram: www.instagram.com/eco.mono

    Sustainable You can be found onFacebook,Instagram, and sign up to our mailing list for bonus material through ourwebsite. If you have an idea for an episode, or want to ask us something in more detail, send us an email! If you enjoy listening to our show, we would love you to give us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. This episode is produced by Fran from 17th Street Audio.

    • 28 min
    Episode 9: Greenwashing

    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 greenwashing and discuss what it actually is, as well as highlighting some of the ways they themselves have been caught out. They chat about everything from food packaging to bank and superannuation choices.

    Sustainable You can be found onFacebook,Instagram, and sign up to our mailing list for bonus material through ourwebsite. If you have an idea for an episode, or want to ask us something in more detail, send us an email! If you enjoy listening to our show, we would love you to give us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. This episode is produced by Fran from 17th Street Audio.

    • 16 min

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