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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this episode, we talk to, Anup Chandran. He is a product manager with an 18-year history of software development. He is not only passionate about creating software solutions, but also creating eco-conscious products that have a positive impact on our planet and our lives. He is the founder of Ayuray, a brand that creates organic products by blends the world of Yoga and Ayurveda.
During this episode, we take a look at how traditional yogi’s use to use their mats and why it is important to use an organic cotton mat. We also look in the manufacturing process of the mats and how it is coloured using natural dyes and the health impacts that cotton farming has on farmers if not done organically.
In this episode, we talk to, Taryn Hipwell. She is a creator, educator, author and producer. She is also the founder of Beyond the Label that was started as a partnership with TEDxLA to educated people about the true cost of their fashion purchases.
During this episode, we take a look at why it is important to know what is in your clothing and how it is made. We also look at the pollution caused by the dyeing processes and the number of industrial water pollution. She also gives us some tips on How to Shop for Shi(f)t that is also the title of her book.
In this episode, we talk to, Tighe Brown. She is the President of Big Green and has helped to create, build and implement educational programs for schools with learning gardens for the past seven years.
During this episode, we take a look at why it is important to grow food and to establish a connection with our food. Tighe tells us about their learning gardens and how their founders (Kimbal Musk and Hugo Matheson) dream of food education is changing the lives of many families.
In this episode, I am looking back at the last 100 episodes, (still can’t believe we made it to a 100) and discuss me moving to Brisbane. I also give you some tips on what you can do when you need to prep and pack for a move and share our goal for 2020.
In this episode, we talk to, Marina DeBris. She is an artivist on a mission to eliminate waste and cruelty to other species.
During this episode, we take a look at some of her art pieces, the inspiration behind her art as well as some of the weirdest stuff she had picked up from the beach.
In this episode, we talk to, Jo Ruxton. She is the founder and director at Plastic Oceans UK, producer and ambassador for the film A Plastic Ocean.
During this episode, we take a look at inspired her to work on the multi-award-winning film. We look at some of the worst things she has seen when it comes to plastic pollution and find out what we can do today to have a positive effect on our environment
In this episode, we talk to, Frank Solomon. He is a professional surfer and the founder of ‘The Sentinel Ocean Alliance‘ and have also created a short film titles The Street Surfers.
During this episode, we take a look at how he has seen the ocean change over the years due to plastic pollution. We also talk about a differ type of surfer, The Street Surfers his short film is about and the important role they play in recycling and the hardships they go through to earn a living in South Africa. Frank also shares how he has used his passion for surfing to create a space where kids of the community can safely learn, play, feel inspired and fall in love with the ocean.