Sustainable You

Sustainable You

www.sustainableyoupod.com
A podcast that teaches you practical and easy ways to become more sustainable and empowers you to take ownership of your impact and that of your community.


34: Active citizenship with Mike McEvoy
Jul 28 • 24 min
How did Mike McEvoy deal with his internal panic about “the elephant in the room” that is climate change? Lisa has a chat with Climate for Change’s National Program Manager about how his journey from a child looking at a poster of a pygmy possum led him…
33: Single Use Ain’t Sexy!
Jul 4 • 31 min
How much are we all washing our hands these days?! A lot! But now, practicing good hand hygiene doesn’t have to mean excessive plastic waste. Today we chat with Josh Howard, the founder of Single Use Ain’t Sexy. He started the business because he loves…
12: Watch, Listen, Read
Jun 20 • 30 min
What have you been up to during “Iso”? Jacqui and Lisa have been going through the ups and downs of home-schooling, getting out into nature, kids on devices, and honing vegetable gardening skills. Here they share some sustainable-focussed gems that they…
11: Flora and Fauna
May 30 • 29 min
Today we chat with Julie - the founder of Flora & Fauna, an Australian online business who sources and sells ethical, eco-friendly and sustainable products direct to you. Having spent 20+ years working in retail, Julie wanted to create a better business.…
10: Eco.Mono with Sam Leigh
May 16 • 28 min
Where can you find ethically made and sustainable fashion items that suit your conscience and your style? Do you find it confusing and time-consuming to have to research every fashion purchase to ensure it aligns with your values? From a fast fashion…
9: Greenwashing
May 5 • 16 min
Oh no you’ve been greenwashed again! While we are thinking of ways to become more sustainable and make better environmental choices, companies are spending a lot of time and money to confuse us into thinking that their product or service is a safer,…
8: Start with Socks
Apr 18 • 29 min
How do you take over 13 tonnes of textiles out of landfill in a 6 month period? Easy! Start with socks! Lisa and Jacqui chat with Michael from Manrags - and find out how what started as a men’s essentials subscription business turned into the world’s…
7: Community Events with a Sustainability Focus
Apr 6 • 24 min
In this episode, Lisa shares information about her Primary School Fete held in mid-March. She found herself on the Fete Committee late in 2019, and decided that if she got a say on how the event was organised, she’d try and make it as sustainable as…
6: Roving Refills with Unwasteful Andrea
Mar 22 • 16 min
Roving Refills was created in 2019 by two sisters, who had a passion for environmental protection and a growing concern at the amount of plastic packaging in the world. They started Roving Refills to provide people with locally made, eco-friendly…
25: Minimising Food Waste
Mar 7 • 17 min
Did you know that 40% of our household waste is made up of food scraps? Australians send 5.3 million tonnes of food waste to landfill every single year, where it produces the harmful gas methane as it breaks down. The greenhouse gases produced by the food…
24: Mark Spencer (Part 2): The Man Behind Climactic
Feb 22 • 25 min
We are back for part two of our chat with Mark Spencer from the Climactic Podcast Network. If you missed part one, stop now and go back and have a listen! It will make more sense and give you some context. In this episode, we talk about our visions and…
23 - Mark Spencer (Part 1): The Man Behind Climactic
Feb 9 • 28 min
If you are into climate-related podcasts, chances are you have heard the name Climactic, or the voice of Mark Spencer. In April 2018 Mark saw a huge opportunity to connect everyday people with ideas to share about living well in the time of climate…
22: Lisa chats with a Firie!
Jan 25 • 18 min
Do you know a volunteer Firie? Have you wondered what happens when they go off to fight a bushfire and save our communities from destruction? Lisa’s dad Mike is a long-serving member of the CFA, and has been deployed on several strike teams so far this…
21: Start where you are…
Jan 18 • 27 min
It’s Sustainable You - Season 2! Jacqui and Lisa reflect on some of the lessons learned over Christmas and the Summer break and discuss the current bushfire and climate crisis Australia is experiencing. Listen in for some positive actions that you can…
20: Looking back and looking forward!
Nov 29, 2019 • 23 min
As 2019 draws to a close, Jacqui and Lisa take some time to chat about what changes they have made this year, and reflect on the episodes that they are most proud of. This is the final episode of the year - but they will be back with some exciting news in…
19: Sustainable Silly Season
Nov 9, 2019 • 43 min
At the time of releasing this episode there were only 44 days until… Christmas!!! It’s that wonderful time of the year - decorations come out, carols start playing in the Supermarket, and many sustainable habits fly out of the window as we get caught up…
18: Chatting with Meg Berryman
Oct 30, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode, we chat with Meg Berryman. She’s a women’s coach, teacher, yogi, mother and founder of the School for Sacred, Social Leaders. She shares her passion for empowering people to journey from wellness, to wholeness and beyond - to a place of…
17: Tricky Conversations
Oct 12, 2019 • 15 min
A lot has been happening in the climate crisis movement recently, with coverage in mainstream media prompting lots of discussions with many varied opinions. Jacqui and Lisa share their recent experiences of tricky online interactions, and discuss the ways…
16: Lisa Goes to the Strike
Sep 28, 2019 • 24 min
On Friday 20th September 2019, 4 million people around the world went on strike for the climate. Over 100,000 marched in Melbourne, and Lisa was there with her 2 school-aged kids. This episode Lisa brings you along, as she prepares with her kids, listens…
15: Jacqui’s Utilities Tips
Sep 18, 2019 • 27 min
So you get your power, water & gas bills - monthly, quarterly, or whenever they arrive in the letterbox - and the amounts seem to go up and up. In this episode, Jacqui runs through some of her tried and tested ways of not only saving you some hard earned…
14: What’s Your 2040?
Aug 31, 2019 • 38 min
“Across the globe, there are literally thousands of climate solutions activities and businesses well underway, even as most of us don’t know of them. Imagine if we began to combine them in order to find a solution?” - Damon Gameau, the filmmaker of 2040…
13: Party Time
Aug 17, 2019 • 33 min
So, you’re having a party… but how do you minimise waste at each step of the way? Jacqui and Lisa share some of their ideas, from e-invitations to palm leaf plates, to the sisterhood of the traveling balloons! Listen in for some sustainable ideas for your…
12: Keith Badger
Aug 5, 2019 • 42 min
Our episode this week is a chat with the enigmatic Keith Badger: company director, philanthropist, mentor, writer, speaker, and a year-round ocean swimmer. Born and raised in a working class family on South London council estates, he spent 25 years as…
11: Sustainable Travel
Jul 20, 2019 • 41 min
Travel is such an enriching experience, but it has the capacity to be very detrimental to the environment. Listen in to this week’s episode to find out ways to minimise your impact at all stages of the travel process. Send us your sustainable travel tips…
10: Do It Yourself!
Jul 7, 2019 • 46 min
In this episode, Jacqui and Lisa talk about some of the DIY recipes they have discovered for around the home. Not only will they help eliminate some nasty chemicals from using store-bought cleaning products, but they also help limit our waste output and…
9: Zero Waste Man
Jun 25, 2019 • 34 min
This week we present our conversation with Brett Hedger - the Zero Waste Man. Brett has been a true eco-warrior for several decades. He lives a waste-free lifestyle in Melbourne and works as a sustainability consultant for Port Phillip Council. He has…
8: Sustaina-baby!
Jun 8, 2019 • 33 min
Becoming a parent is often a pivotal point in considering the impact that we have on the world. Having a baby presents us with many decisions on what we buy and use, so we have come up with some sustainable ideas for those of us wanting to explore this…
7: The Actual Fresh Food People
May 25, 2019 • 28 min
These days we can access almost any variety of perfectly formed fruit and vegetable at the big supermarkets - even when it is not in season, or even from Australia. Today we talk to Dave and Holli from Parkigrocer who explain some of the issues with…
6: One for the Ladies! (Men always welcome too)
May 11, 2019 • 21 min
The average Australian woman uses around 10,000-12,000 disposable menstrual products in their lifetime, which equates to around $15,000 of her hard-earned going, quite literally, to waste. Learn how to minimise your monthly environmental impact… BONUS:…
Bonus: C4C and the Climate Election
May 7, 2019 • 13 min
With less than two weeks until Australia votes in the 2019 Federal Election, Lisa shares some audio from a recent conversation on Climate Change she facilitated through Climate for Change (C4C) in recent weeks. This short bonus episode also discusses a…
5: Who’s Confused About Plastic?
Apr 27, 2019 • 31 min
This episode is an interview with Scott Morton - of BioBag World Australia. Scott, a plastics manufacturer from South Australia, helps us understand the terms Reusable, Degradable, Biodegradable and Compostable and his top tips in becoming a more…
Bonus: What Do Those Numbers Mean?
Apr 21, 2019 • 9 min
One of our listeners asked us to explain what those numbers within the recycling symbol on our stuff actually mean - so here is the low down on how our plastics get classified, and what we can actually recycle. Don’t let the media influence you into not…
4: We Get Overwhelmed Too…
Apr 13, 2019 • 15 min
In this episode Jacqui and Lisa talk about how learning more about the climate change crisis has at times made them feel overwhelmed, and like small fish in a big pond. But being overwhelmed doesn’t mean your motivation needs to change. Hear how they have…
3: Fashion
Mar 30, 2019 • 20 min
When we think about consumables, we don’t often think about the clothes and accessories we wear. But compared to 15 years ago, the average person buys 60% more items of clothing and keeps them for only half as long. Listen for some ways you can slow down…
1: Sort Your Bins
Mar 16, 2019 • 28 min
We want to live amongst green mountains, not those made from landfill. Landfill (aka the stuff we throw out every day) has many negative impacts on the environment. One of the easiest ways you can reduce your contribution to the huge waste problem we…
2: Break it Down
Mar 16, 2019 • 23 min
Part two of a deep dive into sorting your household waste. Following on from last episode’s discussion about dividing your rubbish into separate bins, this episode will get into the benefits of composting and our love of chickens!
Intro: Meet Your Hosts
Mar 16, 2019 • 10 min
Who are these two Urban Hippies that have gotten together to bring you this brand new podcast? Meet Jacqui and Lisa, and learn how you too, can become a more Sustainable You.
Trailer
Feb 21, 2019 • 2 min
The word SUSTAINABLE means something different to everyone. It can be everything from completely living off the grid - to remembering your reusable shopping bag. It’s easy to get bogged down in the big picture stuff, and feel overwhelmed, powerless and…