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118: How leaders can make a difference for a sustainable future with Arron Wood

In this episode, we talk to Arron Wood. He is was elected as a Councillor of Melbourne in 2012 and 2016 and Deputy Lord Mayor Melbourne. He is the founder and principal of the award-winning environmental educational program, Kids Teaching Kids Program and a respected sustainability and environmental leader. He was selected to be part of Al Gore’s Climate Change Leadership Program and was also the Winner of the United Nations Individual Award for Outstanding Service to the Environment and in 2001 was awarded as Young Australian of the year.  

During this episode, we talked about why Arron started his Kids Teaching Kids program, why it was important for him. As well as talked about some of the biggest changes for cities as we know it with the sustainable movement is gaining momentum. And we also touched a little on tiny houses.

Where can people find Arron?

Kids Teaching Kids

Instagram

LinkedIn

Twitter

Website

KEY TAKE AWAY

Don’t underestimate what a letter or an email or turning up to a council meeting can actually do.

About the author, Mariska

Hi and welcome! My name is Mariska. I am originally from South Africa, but now call the world my home. I am an artist, designer, environmentalist, podcast host and speaker.

I started the Mama Earth Talk podcast in 2018 to share some of the things that I learned about just how easy it can be to reduce your impact on the environment. This then quickly grew into a forum that showcases the amazing things that many people are doing to make the planet better, and further into a source of hope and inspiration for many. A few of the amazing guests include Zero Waste Queen, Bea Johnson, Claude Silver, Kathryn Kellogg and zero waste chef Max La Manna.

If you do not already I urge you to follow me and my journey on social media (@designbymariska), and to refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot your own waste using the handy tips I post!

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