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144: Waste As A Building Resource with Frank Cato Lahti

In this episode, we talk to Frank Cato Lahti. He is the founder of Othalo. A company that has developed a patented system that use recycled plastic waste for construction materials to build affordable housing on an industrial scale. Born and raised in Vardø, an island in the middle of the Barents sea with the worlds richest fishing fields surrounding this little island. With a background in housebuilding as well as an officer in the army he saw a link between the world’s plastic pollution and the worlds need for affordable housing as a solution to each of these global problems. His believe have we all have an obligation to not hurt the planet and protect it for future generation as well as his believe that all is connected and that we all are as one, was the starting point for Othalo.

During this episode, we talked about the importance of housing and how his company is changing plastic from waste to a resource. We also looked at the importance of lifting up women and how that has a positive ripple effect in the communities they are working with.

143: How To Save Our Oceans With Dr. Sylvia Earle

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Sylvia Earle. She is National Geographic’s Explorer At Large, internationally renowned oceanographer, explorer and author of the highly-anticipated forthcoming book National Geographic Ocean: A Global Odyssey She has been called Her Deepness, A Living Legend, dubbed Time Magazine’s first Hero of the Planet. She holds the record for deepest walk on the sea floor and is a world-renowned expert on marine biology. She has led more than a 100 oceanic expeditions and has logged over 7,000 hours under water.

She is also the President & Chairman of Mission Blue as well as The Sylvia Earle Alliance. She has developed a comprehensive reference explaining the fundamental science of the ocean with more than 100 maps and diagrams, including seafloor and political maps of all Earth’s seas and oceans. She has made a lifelong commitment to protect the planet with a soft spot for our blue heart aka the ocean.

During this episode we talked about how Dr. Earle’s journey started, her love for our ocean. She shared why it was important for her to write her latest book . We also digged a little deeper into the importance of the ocean and how we can do our part to help protect it and how hotspots around the world are bringing hope to our ocean.

142: Where to start with a waste free journey with Mariska Nell

In this episode, I answer one of the question that I have been getting from a lot of you crazy birds. “Where do I start with a waste free journey?”

During this episode, I provide you with some tips on where to start your journey. We also look at how to do a bin audit to determine what your top 5 items are filling up your bin. I also touch on some ways to reduce your waste this Halloween and announce the next episodes epic guest.

141: Zero Waste Living with Stephanie Miller

In this episode, we talk to Stephanie Miller. She is the author of Zero Waste Living, the 80/20 Way: The Busy Person’s Guide to a Lighter Footprint. She is also the founder of Zero Waste in DC, to focus on the application of zero waste strategies that have a real and sustainable impact. With a goal of reaching as wide an audience as possible, she provides keynote presentations, learning events and individual household consultations. Within her 25-year career at the international finance corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, she served as director of International Finance Corporation’s climate business department where she led global teams to find innovative solutions to climate change.

During this episode we looked at the importance of recycling right, what is driving the zero waste movement and how our choices impact the climate and waste crises.

140: How councils are making a difference to reduce waste with Carey Wright

In this episode, we talk to Carey Wright. She is the Waste Minimisation Officer at Town of Cambridge. Her work in sustainability and waste minimisation brings together so many of her life passions- writing, creativity, making a difference to people’s lives and contributing to society in a meaningful manner. Over the last couple of years she has had an impact in her council as well as spread a ripple effect of change to many others that have experience her waste minimisation passion.

During this episode we look at some of the challenge a local council face when it comes to waste reduction, but also look at the procedures involved in implementing something new. We also dig into some of their waste reducing programs some even won awards. She also gives us some valuable tips to help out our local councils.

139: How One Movement is making a ripple effect of change with Petrice Jones

In this episode, we talk to Petrice Jones. He is the co-founder and CEO of The One Movement. He is also the host of The Lonely Whale Podcast, 52hz an environmental activist, entrepreneur and actor. If you are a fan of Netflix’s Locke & Key or some of his other films like Step Up: High Water, Lucky Man and iBoy to name a few.

During this episode, we take a look at how his journey into environmental activism started and how this journey led him to want to have more impact. We also talked about the importance of climate optimism and how each of us can play a vital role for a more sustainable future.

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138: Some of my biggest challenges this Plastic Free July with Mariska Nell

We are in July!! July for me usually means Plastic Free July and making sure I change some of my own habits during the month. This year I had a few items that I have not yet found great alternatives for and decided I will take them on for the month and see if I can go without having to purchase cheese, milk, cream or yoghurt packaged in single-use plastic. Halfway through the month and I had already been a failure, but for sure learning out of this.

During this episode, I share with you my struggles and some solutions that I have found. I also share with you some tips that can help you with your own Plastic Free July journey.

137: How Ecobricks are used as a building and educational tool with Candice Mostert.

In this episode, we talk to Candice Mostert. She is the South African founder of Waste-ED, a waste education project with the aim to reconnect people with wasted materials and send less to landfill. Waste-ED is researching and using the Ecobrick as a tool to transform waste systems and re-learn sustainable building practices

During this episode, we talked about Ecobricks. How they are used and the impacts they are making with raising awareness of unrecyclable items and finding better solutions.

136: Why building a resilient and connected community is important for a sustainable future with Shani Graham

In this episode, we talk to Shani Graham. She is one of the co-founders of Ecoburbia. Who won the Fremantle Chamber…

135: How Flow Hive is “beeing” the change with Stuart Anderson

In this episode, we talk to Stuart Anderson. He is a life-long beekeeper and the co-inventor of the revolutionary honey extraction system, the Flow Frame. Inspired by his son, who wondered if there was not a better way to get honey out of the beehive without disturbing the bees. This was the start of a ten-year journey together of designing and testing.

Since its launch in 2015, the Australian-made Flow Hive has inspired tens of thousands of new beekeepers around the world, with over 75,000 hives now flowing in 130 countries.

134: How a company is reviving PPE during a pandemic with Andy Straisfeld

In this episode, we talk to Andy Straisfeld, He has over 15 years of experience in medical sales and us currently the VP of Business Development for Lifecycle Revive, a sustainable PPE supply chain and Canada’s first circular economy-based industry on used medical textiles. Lifecycle takes medical waste, reduces it to plastic pellets, and transforms it into new PPE products. They are currently working with 12 others worldwide to recycle PPE worldwide.

During this episode we look at what is currently happening with our PPE and how Lifecycle Revive created a circular economy for PPE.

133: How My Farm Dubai built an eco system not just a food system with Mohamed Aissaoui

In this episode, we talk to, Mohamed Aissaoui. He is the CEO & Founder of My Farm Dubai that built an ecosystem, not just a food system. He is a 5th farmer with an educational background in the engineering sector. He founded My Farm using the low-Tech and the new-Tech to optimize organic food production safely. He is currently working on circular systems which are key to reach the food security goals they have in the UAE. One of his key priorities is growing plants, fruits and vegetables in a forest soil without disturbing the ecosystem.

During this episode we look at the importance of soil and compost for growing quality food, the process of the seeds collected by my farm as well as the importance of including the community.

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