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February 13th, 2014
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.
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/
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.
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.
January 16th, 2014
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!
January 3rd, 2014
This week my guest is none other than the NZ Eco Chick aka Madeleine Booth-Smits.
We talk about her greening journey and why she is passionate about living a greener lifestyle.
During the discussion we cover food gardening, chickens, blogging, green kids, and her love of Star Trek (really!). A great interview, lots of fun, and very informative.
You can visit Mads blog at www.nzecochick.com
December 23rd, 2013
I never thought it would happen, but here it is.
This episode is our final podcast for the year, so lets go out with a bang. My lovely wife Kim joins me as co-host for the show, and we recap all the sustainable living projects and events that occurred during 2013.
The show is a riot, with lots of great moments that you will not want to miss.
Don't forget to listen all the way to the very end for our surprise finale. It is a crack up.
See you all in 2014.
December 17th, 2013
December 10th, 2013
Today I catch up with my friend Michael O'Connell (Mick) who is currently in East Timor teaching locals how to build and maintain solar power systems.
A fascinating interview about the current state of play of solar in one of our closest neighbours.
Don't forget that you are able to donate money to help progress this great work over on the Alternative Technology Association website [www.ata.org.au] where each $250 can buy lights and phone charging facilities for a single home.
Think of it as a Christmas present for a friend that you haven't met yet!