TGoG Podcast 058 - Listener Mailbag

April 9th, 2014

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TGoG Podcast 057 - Suburban Food Farm in Autumn

April 2nd, 2014

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TGoG Podcast 056 - Soap Making at Home

March 26th, 2014

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TGoG Podcast 055 - Update and Solar Case Study

March 19th, 2014

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TGoG Podcast 054 - First Live On-line Show

February 13th, 2014

For show note details visit http://www.greeningofgavin.com/2014/02/tgog-podcast-054-first-live-on-line-show.html

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Episode #53 - A Gen Y’s Perspective about Sustainable Living with Amy Webber

February 6th, 2014

Today's episode is a conversation with Amy Webber, local high school teacher, and my eldest daughter.  She has a very interesting perspective on climate change and energy descent.


You can find more details at www.greeningofgavin.com

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Episode #52 - Beyond Changing Gears with Greg Foyster

January 30th, 2014

This weeks special guest on the podcast is Greg Foyster.  We originally caught up with Greg and his partner Sophie in Episode 40, so it was about time that we found out what he was up to after his book tour for Changing Gears - A Pedal-Powered Detour from the Rat Race.


During the conversation, Greg also talks about communal housing, looking for a balanced life, and upcoming events at the Sustainable Living Festival.


It was great to catch up and I look forward to talking to Greg in person at the Festival.  You can find out more about all the events at the Sustainable Living Festival by visiting their site www.slf.org.au/festival14/


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Episode #51 - An Interview with Tanya Ha

January 23rd, 2014

This weeks special guest is none other than Tanya Ha.  


Tanya is an award-winning environmentalist, best-selling author, science journalist, television presenter and sustainable living advocate.


I first met Tanya at the Sustainable Living Festival in 2007.  It was quite surreal actually.  I had just listened to her speak, and lined up to get a copy of her latest book at the time, signed.  I was quite nervous because Kim used to joke and rib me about having crush on her (not really, I just admired her work).  


Anyway, when I got to the front of the line, I was running off at the mouth about how I enjoyed her TV show Eco House Challenge, and how I had read her book cover to cover and babbled on about some of the green things I had done at home.  She must have thought I was a bit of an eco fanboy, but she just smiled, said well done, and signed the cover of the book for me.  Goodness I was excited.


So fast forward seven years, and I plucked up enough greenness to ask her onto the podcast as a guest.  The great thing was that she said yes!  I was chuffed, and here we are.


On with the show.  We talk about she decided to pursue a career as a sustainable living educator.  We even touch on early childhood influences, and mindful consumerism as opposed to conspicuous out-of-control consumption.  


You can find out more about Tanya at her website www.tanyaha.com or follow her on twitter @ha_tanya.  

She also has a green living blog called Mama Green, which is pretty cool, however I did tell her that she was a naughty blogger for not updating it since August 2013!


Thanks to Tanya for coming on the show.  


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Episode #50 - The State of Climate Change Denial

January 16th, 2014

The state of climate change in Australia and the USA is a seldom discussed topic on this podcast, but today we break it wide open.  

As we experience record heat here in Australia, the opposite is occurring in North America, who are snowed in.

Today, I talk to Ted McIntyre from the Massachusetts Climate Action Network.  We discuss the denial issues happening in the U.S. and the state of play here down under.

We touch on hydraulic fracturing (aka Coal Seam Gas), and Australian government actions towards combating climate change during the past six months.  We even have talk about my dwindling water supply and the state of the veggie patch.

A highly informative topic to celebrate the 50th episode of the podcast.

Links mentioned during the show;

Climate Council - http://www.climatecouncil.org.au/

Lock The Gate Alliance - http://www.lockthegate.org.au/

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Episode #49 - Bee Keeping in the ‘burbs with Michael O’Connell

January 10th, 2014

This week's guest is Michael O'Connell. You met Mick in episode 46 and 47, and this time he shares with us the ins and outs of bee keeping in the suburbs.  Mick has a few hives in his backyard which he looks after, and collects honey from.


During the interview we cover swarming, how they breed, what they eat, how they access water, and much, much more.  We even cover the finer points of removing bee stings once stung!


There is lots of very interesting information if you want to learn about becoming a home apiarist.  If you would like to read more of Mick's bee keeping exploits, then pop on over to his blog Six Gorillas and check out this link; http://www.sixgorillas.com/category/honey/


Until next time, Keep keen and stay green!

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