S2E3 Transition Towns

In this episode, we start with what the frik is going on with recycling in this region!  Then move on to Transition Towns… what are they?  how can that be applied here? and what comes next?  I am joined by Mary Blain from MASG and Ian Lillington Premaculturalist, both of whom have been fans ofContinue reading “S2E3 Transition Towns”

S2E2 Compost and doggy doo

In this episode we speak to Bill Grant who is a self confessed compost nerd and whose job it is to know all about waste.  We discuss why it is so important to keep organic waste out of landfill and what is REALLY going on with recycling at the moment.  We also delve into theContinue reading “S2E2 Compost and doggy doo”

S2E1 Drawdown and Fire Safety

The first episode in a new series. Allie introduces us to the new series and puts it in the context of the devastating fires that were out of control across much of Australia in early 2020.  We start with Deane Belfield, talking about the book Drawdown and how it can help us all avoid climateContinue reading “S2E1 Drawdown and Fire Safety”

S1E8 Chewton Primary School

In this episode we spoke to Julie Holden, principal of the Chewton Primary School.  Under her leadership the school has achieved a five star sustainability rating, the highest rating there is. Find out what she and her team and the students at Chewton Primary School have done to achieve this. This episode was created inContinue reading “S1E8 Chewton Primary School”

S1E7 Repair Cafe

At the time of this interview Chris Hooper had been running a monthly Repair Cafe in Castlemaine for over a year. In that time they saved over 600kg of waste from being thrown out; objects, clothing and mechanical items that can now live to see another day.  In this episode I speak to Chris aboutContinue reading “S1E7 Repair Cafe”

S1E3 Boomerang Bags

In this episode I speak with Ginny, the force behind Boomerang Bags Castlemaine.  She and a group of dedicated volunteers have been following the Boomerang Bags model; sewing and offering upcycled cloth bags to the public of Castlemaine in the hopes of helping us all transition away from plastic bags and towards more sustainable options. Continue reading “S1E3 Boomerang Bags”

S1E2 Plastic Bag Free Castlemaine

In this episode I speak to Lucy Young about her role at the HUB Foundation and their ongoing campaign to make Castlemaine a plastic bag free town. We talk about the ins and outs of running a campaign, the personal reasons behind working so hard for sustainability and what we can do to replace plasticContinue reading “S1E2 Plastic Bag Free Castlemaine”