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Podcast 21: Laura “Kitty” Cope: UYO Aotearoa Cafe Guide

Podcast 21: Laura “Kitty” Cope: UYO Aotearoa Cafe Guide

  Laura “Kitty” Cope is the Creator, Founder, Driving Force Extraordinaire of UYO Aotearoa Cafe Guide (formally, UYOC). UYO stands for Use Your Own and is a nonprofit cafe directory. Laura launched UYO in late 2017 after seeing both David Attenborough and Jane Goodall in February 2017. […]

Podcast 20: Kristy Lorson: Founder of Zero Waste in NZ! and EarthSavvy

Podcast 20: Kristy Lorson: Founder of Zero Waste in NZ! and EarthSavvy

Kristy Lorson needs no introduction for any New Zealander passionate about zero waste. In 2016, after she, her husband (Davian), and her daughter (Savvy) had already been living waste-free for 18 months, she set up the Zero Waste in NZ! Facebook group. Little did she […]

Podcast 19: Lesley Ottey: Eco Educate

Podcast 19: Lesley Ottey: Eco Educate

  It’s a truism that children are the future, but in the present era of ecological collapse, the pressure on the next generation to revolutionise how humans live on earth is huge. Equipping them for this task is not easy either.  However, Lesley Ottey, is […]

Podcast 18: Mike Bilodeau: After the storm, coordinating the South Westland Coastal Cleanup

Podcast 18: Mike Bilodeau: After the storm, coordinating the South Westland Coastal Cleanup

  At the end of March 2019, a heavy storm triggered massive flooding across the West Coast of the South Island, causing infrastructural damage, as well as loss of life. The storm also ripped open a legacy landfill situated on the riverside in Fox Glacier, […]

Podcast 17: Emma Heke: Heke Homemade Herbals and Red Heke Productions

Podcast 17: Emma Heke: Heke Homemade Herbals and Red Heke Productions

(Photo of teapot pouring tea by Daniel Allen Photographer, Nelson). Emma Heke is someone who greatly inspires us. In 2015, Emma started Heke Homemade Herbals, a business selling beautiful herbal tea she grows herself on her south-facing urban garden in Nelson. Nowadays, her tea still […]

Podcast 16: Helena Ruffell: Microplastics from New Zealand Wastewater Treatment Plants and in Our Oceans

Podcast 16: Helena Ruffell: Microplastics from New Zealand Wastewater Treatment Plants and in Our Oceans

  International research has made alarming discoveries about the pervasive nature of microplastic pollution in soil, waterways and the ocean, and revealed uncomfortable truths about how our everyday activities contribute to this problem. You may have read or heard about some of this research, but have you ever […]

Podcast 15: Shelley Wilson: In My Kitchen

Podcast 15: Shelley Wilson: In My Kitchen

  Palmerston North local Shelley Wilson is at the forefront of the low-waste living movement in New Zealand, which has grown rapidly over the past few years. In 2017 Shelley launched In My Kitchen, an online retail store and info hub, designed to help her […]

Podcast 14: Caroline & Millie: Vinnies Re Sew

Podcast 14: Caroline & Millie: Vinnies Re Sew

NB: this podcast was recorded in December 2017 when Re Sew was still in its pilot phase. Since then, the project has gone from strength to strength – it’s life has been extended and its social media presence expanded! Check out the Facebook page for updates and to […]

Podcast 13: Rick Brown: Seagull Centre, Thames

Podcast 13: Rick Brown: Seagull Centre, Thames

In August 2017 we interviewed Rick Brown, the Business Manager of Seagull Centre in Thames. The Seagull Centre is a much-loved resource recovery shop that has been operating since 2004, encouraging the community of Thames to bring in unwanted items from households, businesses, farms and workshops, rather than dumping […]

Podcast 12: Nicky Francis: Do Gooder

Podcast 12: Nicky Francis: Do Gooder

  Nicky Francis is the person behind Do Gooder, a business selling eco-friendly toothbrushes and floss. Not only that, but for every ecobrush toothbrush you buy, another is donated to a child in New Zealand that does not have a toothbrush. We thought this was […]