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116: How a Goodwill Wine company is giving back with David Laity

In this episode, we talk to David Laity. He is the CEO of Goodwill Wine, an organisation that gives back 50% of everything they earned to charities their customers are passionate about. All of their wine is vegan and we took a look at what makes a wine vegan and what some wineries might add other than grapes to not be classified as vegan.

During this episode, we take a look at how David was inspired to give back after a devastating fire. We also talk about their quirky wine labels, what inspired it and how you can do good by having a glass of their vino ad supporting an organisation close to your heart.

115: Sheets and Giggles with Colin McIntosh

In this episode, we talk to Colin McIntosh. He is the founder and CEO of Sheets and Giggles, a Denver-based fast-growing eco-friendly bedding brand that makes their sheets and giggles from eucalyptus trees. The company was launched on Indiegogo in 2018 with a $284,000 crowdfunding campaign.

During this episode, we take a look at what makes their sheets eco-friendly and find out some shocking facts about thread counting that will have you question the comfort of a 1000 thread Egyptian cotton and find out what thread count is worth your buck. We were also greeted by their VP of Barketing, Harvey making sure we know how comfy their bedding is.

Josh Howard

114: Single Use Ain’t Sexy with Josh Howard

In this episode, we talk to Josh Howard. He is the CEO and founder of Single Use Ain’t Sexy. A company that combines the health of the environment and cool convenience.

During this episode, we take a look at how these small tablets can have a big impact. We also looked at why it is better for us and the Mama Earth to switch to reusable bottles rather than adding to the recycling pile as that aint sexy at all.

113: How to Tread Your Own Path with Lindsay Miles

In this episode, we talk to Lindsay Miles. She is a Zero Waste, Plastic-Free and sustainability educator, advisor and public speaker. She is also the founder of Treading My Own Path a successful online platform where she has been sharing her personal journey to her zero-waste lifestyle. She is also the author of two books, Less Stuff and Less Waste No fuss kitchen.

During this episode, we take a look at how her journey started with Plastic Free July that sparked a passion for sustainable behaviour change. Lindsay also shares how she transformed her lawn into a wonderful veggie garden and we talked Less Waste No Fuss Kitchen, the title of her recent book and what you can expect when reading it as it is full of handy tips and great stories.

112: The Inspired Little Pot with Krissy Ballinger

In this episode, we talk to Krissy Ballinger. She is the founder of The Inspired Little Pot aka Krissy Ballinger Naturally Inspired. She is also the author of Naturally Inspired, a book full of simple DIY recipes for body care and cleaning. She is passionate about educating and increasing the awareness on reducing the number of toxins that people expose themselves to on a daily basis.

During this episode, we take a look at why it was important for Krissy to ditch chemicals and use natural ingredients. We also talk about her book, Naturally Inspired and she shares some of her favorite DIY recipes. Krissy also shares her go-to ingredients and some staples that she is never without in her house.

111: How you can suck responsibly with a Final Straw with Emma Rose Cohen

In this episode, we talk to Emma Rose Cohen. She studied Environmental Management and Sustainability at Harvard and spent four years working in waste management, before becoming a strawtrepreneur. She started a non-profit called Save the Mermaids, that educate children on the harmful effects of single-use plastic. She is the Founder and CEO of the Final Straw.

During this episode, we take a look at how their Kickstarter raised millions in their first weeks. We also talk about the materials used to create the Final Straw and that they as a company take responsibility for their products and if for whatever reason your straw is no longer used you can send it back and they will correctly recycle it. We also talked about what is next for Final and how they are designing for a more sustainable future.

110: How following a frog can make a difference with Rainforest Alliance’s Melanie Mokken

In this episode, we talk to, Melanie Mokken. She is the Market Development Manager for Rainforest Alliance for the Australian and New Zealand market. The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization, working at the intersection of business, agriculture, and forests to make the responsible business the new normal.

During this episode, we take a look at what exactly is the Rainforest Alliance and how companies and products can get their green frog, seal and how following the frog can make a difference. We also talk about the UTZ merger and how farmers can switch to a different crop if not paid fair wages and prices for their products and how the Rainforest Alliance is supporting farmers to make sure they can thrive.

Tim McCollum

109: Chocolate that is Beyond Good with Tim McCollum

In this episode, we talk to Tim McCollum. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Beyond Good, a company that makes heirloom chocolate from the earth’s original variety of cocoa and has sustainability and helping people at the core of the business.

During this episode, we take a look at where the majority of cocoa beans are grown and what the process is from the bean to the bar. We also talked about the different beans and why they decided to use heirloom cocoa beans. Tim also shared some of the hardships that cocoa farmers are facing and how Beyond Good is tacking some of the issues to make sure their farmer is paid fair wages and have all the support they need to thrive.

Lindsey McCoy

108: How one bottle of shampoo is making a difference with Lindsey McCoy

In this episode, we talk to, Lindsey McCoy. She has worked in the non-profit sector for 20 years. From 2005 – 2015 she worked on environmental education in The Bahamas. In 2017 she founded along with her sister Plaine Products of which she is the CEO of.

During this episode, we take a look at why they decided to use aluminium bottles for Plaine Products, the process of refilling their bottles and why what was going inside the bottle was just as important as reducing the waste.

Anne-Marie Bonneau

107: How a zero-waste chef turns waste into amazing food with Anne-Marie Bonneau

In this episode, we talk to, Anne-Marie Bonneau. She is a zero-waste advocate, that has been living plastic-free since 2011. She is also the inspirational woman behind Zero-Wate Chef and always have an amazing zero waste recipe to share.

During this episode, we take a look at her journey living plastic-free since 2011 and solutions that she found for items hard to find without plastic. She also shares all about her sourdough starter, Elanor and gives us some tips on how to make that perfect bread. We also take a peek into her pantry and look at her key ingredients she cannot live without.

Emy Kane

106: How Lonely Whale is spreading ripples for our oceans with Emy Kane

In this episode, we talk to, Emy Kane. She is the Director of Digital Strategy at Lonely Whale and Program Manager of the Ocean Heroes Bootcamp. She is currently leading its online content and strategy that includes spreading the Lonely Whale’s #StopSucking social media challenge. She previously worked in the start-up space as a digital and social expert within tech and entertainment.

During this episode, we take a look at the work that Lonely Whale is doing. How their #stopsucking campaign has been a gateway plastic that many people, cities, states and even football stadiums have now ditched. We also look at the museum of plastic and how it got a lot of people to look at how they hydrate.

Rob Greenfield

105: How one dude is making a difference with Rob Greenfield

In this episode, we talk to, Rob Greenfield. He is an activist and humanitarian dedicated to leading the way to a more sustainable world. He is also the author of Dude Making a Difference and the creator of The Food Waste Fiasco. He’s been named “The Robin Hood of modern times” by France 2 TV and “The Forest Gump of Ecology. He has been taking on many challenges over the years like cycling around the US on a bamboo bicycle, wearing his trash for 30 days in New York and growing and foraging all of his own food for a year and is currently travelling the world with all his possessions that fit in a backpack.

During this episode, we take a look at his decision to earn no more than the federal threshold each year. We also look at the 44 items he owned, fitting in his backpack and what key items he cannot go without. He also shares with us his journey from wearing his trash for 30 days to growing and foraging all his food for a year and gave us some tips on how we can help out Mama Earth.

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