Practical(ly) Zero Waste

Practical(ly) Zero Waste

By Elsbeth Callaghan
Welcome to Practical(ly) Zero Waste, a podcast about making zero waste living as practical as possible. Each episode discusses straightforward practical changes we can make that add up to create a big difference environmentally. We explore different companies, products, habits and practises that make going zero waste easier. Everything we do on this earth has an impact, let's make it a positive one!

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048 • Dilemmas and Eco-Anxiety
What to do, what to do? The clock feels like it's ticking and I'm stuck between buying a product in plastic or driving across town to buy it in glass? Then I'm stuck and a wave of eco-anxiety freezes me. Sound familiar? Today Theresa and I talk all about our current dilemmas, confusion and climate anxiety, and how to find the balance through it all. Remember to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Global Climate Strike website: https://globalclimatestrike.net/ New episodes every Sunday.  You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast
37:41
September 15, 2019
047 • Compost Me When I Die
Forgo the casket or the fire and instead, naturally decompose back into soil? Today's conversation with Katrina Spade of Recompose, an alternative to conventional burial or cremation, has the answers. We talk all about how it works, how long it takes (you'd be surprised!), and how it's an incredible opportunity to reconnect with the planet. Do yourself and the earth a favour and learn all about natural organic reduction! Check out Recompose's Website: https://www.recompose.life/ Invest in Recompose: https://www.recompose.life/invest Follow Katrina on Twitter: @recomposelife New episodes every Sunday.    You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.       Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com      Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan      Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast     Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support      Have a great week!
34:03
September 8, 2019
046 • Zero Waste on Campus
A vegetarian cafe cooperative with local ingredients + reusable take away dishes sounds like the best thing since the mason jar! Today's chat with Aimee Blyth, general manager of Trent University's Seasoned Spoon Cafe covers all that and more. We hear all about The Spoon's efforts to revive local, sustainable agriculture and make use of their killer root cellar to preserve the harvest. AND THEY COMPOST. I mean how could they not? SO good. Learn more about The Spoon: https://www.seasonedspoon.ca/ Contact Aimee for resources on building your own food cafe coop on campus: seasonedspoon@trentu.ca Facebook: @seasoned.spoon New episodes every Sunday, at 8:00 am.  You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.     Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com    Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan    Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast   Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support
44:08
September 1, 2019
045 • Zero Waste Wishes
Theresa and I dream package-free dreams in today's episode all about some zero waste wishes for the world and our ideas for how to get the rest of the population on board with saving the planet! Some brands we mention: Elate Cosmetics Oneka Crush&Brush Nu Grocery Sustain Eco Store Ritual Apothecary Trash is For Tossers DIY Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIpTXQl7qT0 Woke and Confused https://www.wokeandconfused.com/ New episodes every Sunday. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.  Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support  Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod @elsbethcallaghan Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast
40:38
August 25, 2019
044 • Mend Everything
What to do when your shirt gets a tear? MEND IT! What about when your shoe breaks? REPAIR IT! What if I don't have the skills? There is help out there! Today I chat with Jess from 1000 Tiny Changes all about the power of repairing, the self-sufficiency in mending and the how to save the planet by not sending things to landfill early. Just. Fix. It! Find Jess on Instagram  @1000tinychanges Mending Matters by Katrina Rodabaugh https://www.amazon.ca/Mending-Matters-Stitch-Repair-Favorite/dp/1419729470 Sashiko Mending Technique https://www.diynetwork.com/made-and-remade/fix-it/repair-holes-in-pants-with-sashiko-mending New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.    Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com   Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan   Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast  Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support
33:44
August 18, 2019
043 • Close the Loop
What to do with those hard to recycle items that you hate to just throw in the landfill? Repurpose them through Close the Loop USA's take-back program where they reuse or recycle everything from toner cartridges and cosmetic packaging to Keurig cups. CEO Tom Ogonek talk about Close the Loop's mission and how we are all called to take action from individuals to manufacturers to government bodies. Let's get to work! Close the Loop's Website: https://www.closetheloopusa.com/ Find them on Facebook: @closetheloopusa Instagram: @closetheloopinc New episodes every Sunday. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.  Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support  Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod @elsbethcallaghan Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast
34:52
August 11, 2019
042 • Waste Free Festivals
What screams summer time to you? BBQ's? Picnics? Outdoor concerts? Usually the biggest thing these have in common in the amount of disposable, single-use garbage they produce. But it doesn't have to be this way! The Peterborough Folk Fest is one of many examples of festivals making greener changes for the sake of the planet. From encouraging biking and walking to having REUSABLE DISHES for their food vendors, the Folk Fest is making waves in the green festival community! Check them out August 17th and 18th at Nichol's Oval Park in Peterborough and enjoy creating less waste! Check out their website: https://www.peterboroughfolkfest.com/ Join the Eco Team: https://www.peterboroughfolkfest.com/volunteer More info on Green Festivals: https://greenfestivals.ca/ New episodes every Sunday.  You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast
35:29
August 4, 2019
041 • Eating Local
The revival of the locavore's diet is here to help reduce our carbon footprints and the emissions associated with a global food economy. This week's e.p I chat with Anthony Lennon of the Peterborough Food Shop all about the pleasures of seasonal produce, eating locally and reducing food waste in honour of saving the planet! Find The Peterborough Food Shop on Instagram and Facebook @ptbofoodshop New episodes every Sunday.  You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast + more.   Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Have a great week!
42:15
July 28, 2019
040 • Buy Nothing Project
A hyper-local gift giving economy is at your fingertips with the Buy Nothing Project, an initiative that connects locals through random acts of kindness and generosity all day long. Going beyond second hand shopping, Buy Nothing Groups help us share the abundance we already have and give, no strings attached! This week's ep. I chat with Lauren Fitzsimmons with the Buy Nothing Project all about stepping out of the consumer frenzy and slowing things down, one ask at a time. Learn more about the Buy Nothing Project + access resources: https://buynothingproject.org/ New episodes every Sunday.  You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast
38:05
July 21, 2019
039 • Construction + Renovations
Can construction be zero waste? Better yet, can natural building actually help reverse climate change?! This week I talk to Chris Magwood from The Endeavour Centre Building School all about sustainability in construction projects. Everything from sourcing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) approved materials to sequestering carbon in the homes we build, zero waste construction is absolutely possible!  Endeavour Centre Website: http://endeavourcentre.org/ Drawdown - 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming: https://www.drawdown.org/ New episodes every Sunday.    You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.       Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com      Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan      Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast     Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support      Have a great week!
42:03
July 14, 2019
038 • Zero Waste + Allergies
Allergic to nuts? Try using a clothes line. Allergic to gluten? What if you carpooled more? Have to take medication for an illness? What about prioritizing local food? Today's conversation with Charlotte from A Zero Waste Life is all about BALANCE! No single person can do it all, especially if you have health concerns, are differently abled, are in a place with non-potable water, etc. Don't worry. You can still contribute to zero waste living. YOU can still make a difference!   A Zero Waste Life's Website: https://www.zerowastelife.co.uk/ @azerowastelife Check out Charlotte's TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lvW7nfWlL4&feature=youtu.be  Random Acts of Green App to get inspired: https://raog.ca/app/ Charlotte's Zero Waste Inspo: https://www.aconsideredlife.co.uk/ @aconsideredlife http://www.n4mummy.com/ @n4mummy https://www.goingzerowaste.com/ @goingzerowaste http://www.mamalina.co/ @mamalinauk http://eco-boost.co/ @katearnell New episodes every Sunday.  You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Have a great week!
48:58
July 7, 2019
BONUS • Q+A Episode
What if my partner doesn't want to live zero waste? What about having pets? What if I hit a rut? Just a few questions that Theresa and I answer in today's bonus episode in honour of Plastic Free July!  New episodes every Sunday. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.  Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support  Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod @elsbethcallaghan Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast
14:01
July 3, 2019
037 • Not The Only Weirdos
HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY to Practical(ly) Zero Waste Podcast! Today my friend Theresa and I sit down and review the past year, all our favourite episodes and topics, chat about new ideas and what makes community and saving the planet so awesome. Plus, shout out to all the people who have been in touch with me this year and enjoying the pod! We're happy to hear we're not the only weirdos who give a crap about changing the world. BONUS episode out Monday July 1st to kick off Plastic Free July and answer some of your questions! Thanks so much everyone and have a great week! * * * * * * * * *  New episodes every Sunday.  You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.     Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com    Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan    Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast   Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support * * * * * * * * * 
47:12
June 30, 2019
036 • An Omnivore's Dilemma
What do I eat? How do I get a balanced diet? The right nutrients? Agh! Inspired by Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, I chat with Natropathic Student Christina Holmquist about the ins and outs of healthy nutrition and sustainable eating.  Resources: Food Guidelines: https://www.bluezones.com/recipes/food-guidelines/  Protein Intake Calculator: https://examine.com/nutrition/protein-intake-calculator/ Healthy Food, Recipes and Lifestyle: http://www.hemsleyandhemsley.com Pick Up Limes: https://www.pickuplimes.com/home-old @pickuplimes Health Podcasts: http://www.hhpcast.com/  https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes Christina Holmquist, ND @naturallyradienthealth New episodes every Sunday. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.  Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support  Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod @elsbethcallaghan Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast
42:13
June 23, 2019
035 • Living Smaller
Tiny living doesn't just exist on reality TV shows, and it doesn't have to mean decking out a VW Westfalia and hitting the road. It's happening everywhere and there are many, MANY ways in which living with a smaller floorpan can help you lead a greener existence! Today I chat with Alison Mazurek of the blog 600 Square Feet and a Baby about living smaller than your means in order to make room for a life rich with family, creativity, and sustainability.  Alison's Blog: http://www.600sqft.com/ Instagram: @600sqftandababy Alison's Recommendations: https://www.whitneyleighmorris.com/ @whitneyleighmorris https://readingmytealeaves.com/ @readtealeaves https://cupofjo.com/ @cupofjo New episodes every Sunday.    You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.     Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support     Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com    Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod @elsbethcallaghan    Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Have a great week!
40:56
June 16, 2019
034 • Eat Mostly Plants
Eat food, not too much, mostly plants. Here we go folks, we've made it this far on our journey to zero waste and it's time to take the next step: plant based meals! Today my friend Theresa and I talk about going vegetarian, tips for cooking plant based proteins (Instant Pot!), and all the hard to face realities of the meat industry. This week we had so much content recorded that we also will release a bonus episode with some of Theresa's favourite vegetarian and low waste meal ideas as well as some PDF recipe cards which you can download from our social media platforms! Resources: Pick Up Limes: Vegan Eating https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq2E1mIwUKMWzCA4liA_XGQ Steph and Adam: Plant Based Meal Prep https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfvuM_wAPe4Y3nQtVwCVniFCHHDMK3U_L Downshiftology: Vegetarian Meal Prep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w58yBdGman0&list=PLDsd2pCar2kBBlLPc_W1H6d7EKAsdmI9I People's Potato, Vegan on a Shoestring Recipe Book: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1klLuoMK8C4b29ycTJBVEdraTA/view?usp=drive_open Documentaries: What the Health? Cowspiracy Forks Over Knives New episodes every Sunday.  You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.     Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com    Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan    Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast   Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support    Have a great week!
51:52
June 9, 2019
033 • Zero Waste Hair Care
What do you do with hair trimmings after a hair cut? What impact does your shampoo's packaging and ingredients have on the planet? Are these things we should even be wondering about? Today's chat with Kerry and Stephen from Revive Hair Lounge in Peterborough, Canada have the answers for us!  https://www.revivehairlounge.com/ @revivehairlounge A Few Companies and Brands mentioned in today's interview: Green Circle Salons https://greencirclesalons.com/ Sweet Song https://sweetsong.ca/ Simply Natural Canada https://simplynaturalcanada.ca/ Elate Cosmetics https://www.elatecosmetics.ca/ Barber and Fritz https://www.barberandfritz.com/  Oneka https://onekaelements.com/fr _____________________________________________________________________________________________ New episodes every Sunday.  You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.     Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com    Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan    Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast   Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support    Have a great week!
35:00
June 2, 2019
032 • Diapers Made Simple
I gotta say, being a parent comes with a helluva lot of grossness, whether you're doing it with disposables or not. Cloth diapers come with a lot of myths and mysteries that can certainly leave a person (especially a new parent) feeling confused and defeated. Today's episode is about debunking those myths and getting you pumped up and ready to go on that reusable, straight forward, practical cloth diapering adventure you've always dreamed of! With Bailey from The Cloth Diaper Podcast we get the facts on what to get, how to wash, and where to begin. The Cloth Diaper Podcast + Blog http://www.clothdiaperpodcast.com/ Instagram @clothdiaperpodcast Cloth Diaper Podcast Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwkRQfls0ZADmuN4urQe32Q/featured Hand Washing Tips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByAzau9gEx0 Bailey's Recommendations for Cloth Diaper Inspo: @littlebiggslove @clothdiaperstorage @modernbottombabies @officialjaysnest https://www.clothdiaperrevival.com/ Diaper Charities: http://www.jakesdiapers.org/ https://theclothoption.org/
38:16
May 26, 2019
031 • Share Yo' Waste
Alice has food scraps. Bob has a composter. Share Waste helps them find each other! This week's episode has us talking compost with Eli Bramborova, co-founder of the Share Waste App, which connects people who wish to recycle their kitchen scraps with their neighbours who are already composting, worm-farming or keeping chickens. Now you can divert waste from landfill while getting to know the people around you! Learn more and sign up (it's free!) here: https://sharewaste.com/ Find them on social media: @sharewaste Eli's recommendations for more eco-friendly Ozzies to follow: @treadingmyownpath @therogueginger _____________________________________________________________________________________________ New episodes every Sunday.  You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.     Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com    Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan    Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast   Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support  Have a great week everyone!
43:08
May 19, 2019
030 • Transition Town
How to save the planet, step one: let's get to know each other. By starting local, crowd-sourcing solutions, nurturing a caring culture and supporting each other, we can make a difference. Transition Town Project is a movement for communities to come together to reimagine and rebuild our world. Today I talk with Mark Woolley, member of Transition Town Peterborough, the Transition Neighbourhood Project and the Pearl Ave. Google Group Honcho, about how to get to know your neighbours and begin inspiring change on a local level. Let me tell you, I'm getting better every time at this podcast thing, and THIS episode is a lot of fun. Give 'er a listen and don't forget to leave us a rating or review on Apple Podcasts! More about our Giveaway here: https://www.instagram.com/practicallyzerowastepod/ More about Transition Town here: https://transitionnetwork.org/ Transition Town Peterborough: http://www.new.transitiontownpeterborough.ca/ttp/ B!KE Shop Peterborough http://communitybikeshop.org/ Interested in setting up a neighbourhood Google Group? Contact aveplanners@gmail.com New episodes every Sunday.  You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast
44:46
May 12, 2019
029 • Nu Grocery
Ottawa's first zero waste grocery is opening it's second location this summer. With everything from package free veggies to tooth paste to ketchup, co-founder Sia Veeramani talks the joys of being a hub for Ottawa's zero waste community, while inspiring change in regular folks at the same time. Check out their website: https://nugrocery.com/ Find them on Instagram: @nugrocery New episodes every Sunday.  You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast
43:25
May 5, 2019
028 • Reusable Revolution
Cloth bags - versatile, durable and practical. Can you have too many of them?! Yes. Yes you can. Today's episode is all about balance, how to run a cloth produce bag giveaway at your local market, and how to take some positive action in the community around you, all while following the MOST sustainable route that we can. References to The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell https://www.thoughtco.com/malcolm-gladwell-tipping-point-theory-3026765 Minority Rules: Why 10% is All You Need http://freakonomics.com/2011/07/28/minority-rules-why-10-percent-is-all-you-need/ DIY for How to Sew a Produce Bag (follow this pattern but use up-cycled cotton fabric!) https://closetcasepatterns.com/zero-waste-reusable-produce-bags-sewing-tutorial/ New episodes every Sunday.  You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Have a great week!
57:45
April 28, 2019
027 • Bare Market
In need of DIY materials for all your package free endeavours? Trying to make the leap to low waste living? Ready to get sustainable but you're on a budget? Toronto's own one-stop shop for package free body and home care products, bare market, is going from pop-up shop to brick and mortar store and it is wonderful! Today's episode with bare market's founder Dayna Stein was so much fun, covering everything from making environmentalism accessible and affordable, to the practicalness of buying bulk, to the pleasures of a good shave with a reusable stainless steel razor.  Find bare market at https://baremarket.ca/ Learn more about environmental activism with Patagonia here https://www.patagonia.com/actionworks/#!/choose-location/ New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.  Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support  Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod @elsbethcallaghan Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast
44:10
April 21, 2019
026 • Sustainable Agriculture
Reducing pesticides, cover cropping, adding nutrients to soil at an industrial scale, feeding the worms and more, this episode is all about sustainable agriculture and crops with life-long farmer Bill Callaghan! Learn more about sustainable agriculture and cover cropping here: https://croplife.ca/supporting-sustainable-agriculture/ Companion Planting Resources: https://www.westcoastseeds.com/blogs/garden-wisdom/companion-planting New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.  Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast
35:30
April 14, 2019
025 • Community Gardens
Urban agriculture and locally grown food made accessible to all through your city's very own community garden! Don't have one in your city? Learn how to start one in today's conversation with Jill Bishop, Community Food Cultivator for the Nourish Project. Learn more about Nourish: https://www.nourishproject.ca/ Find them on Social Media: @nourishprojectnews City of Peterborough Community Gardens Policy: https://www.peterborough.ca/Assets/City+Assets/Corporate+Policy/Documents/Community+Services/Recreation/Community+Gardens+Policy.pdf Further Resources from Nourish Project: https://www.nourishproject.ca/factsheets Send us an email with your questions, episode ideas or just to say hello! practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com Find the Podcast on Social Media: @elsbethcallaghan @practicallyzerowastepod PracticallyZero Waste Podcast Support the Podcast! https://anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support Have a great week everyone!
39:55
April 7, 2019
024 • The Living Composter
Indoor composting is perfect when you don't have access to municipal green waste pick up, and the way to do it indoors is with those wriggly and delightful little creatures called earthworms. Compost is the missing link in today's waste management crisis but everyone, EVERYONE could do their part by removing food scraps and even most paper recycling from the waste stream! We can do it people!! Today's chat with Cathy Nesbitt, pro vermicomposter, magic soil producer and owner of Cathy's Crawly Composters, might be just the inspiration we all need to dig deep into the world of composting and start saving the planet, one bit of food scrap at a time! To check out Cathy's website and access a ton of composting resources visit: http://www.cathyscomposters.com/ Elaine Ingham's Soil Foodweb for creating healthy soil: https://www.soilfoodweb.com/ The Dirty Dozen, list of produce containing the highest levels of pesticides: https://www.longevitylive.com/live-better/2019-dirty-dozen-list-pesticides/ Documentary "And This is My Garden" trailer and website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS99UQRdqX0 http://andthisismygarden.com/ New episodes every Sunday! Remember to leave a rating or review on iTunes, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts, like us on Spotify, subscribe on YouTube, and follow me on Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod or @elsbethcallaghan If you have a question or an idea for the podcast, contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com. Even send us a voice memo with your questions and we'll include the best ones in coming episodes! Have a great week everyone!
49:54
March 31, 2019
023 • The Farmer's Market
Eating locally and seasonally is what this chat is all about! Today I met with Harriet Walker of the Peterborough Regional Farmer's Market and we talked all about community supported agriculture, veggie box programs, going SU plastic free at the Market, and loving that local dirt! Okay springtime, here we come! Learn more about the Peterborough Regional Farmers Market on their website: https://www.ptboregionalfarmersmarket.org/ @ptborfm Circle Organic's CSA Program @circleorganic http://www.circleorganic.ca/csa/ Chickabiddy Acres' CSA Program http://chickabiddyacres.com/ @chickabiddy_acres A little info about Enviro Dish https://volunteers-ottawabluesfest-ca-darnermedia.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Envirodish_2018-Job-Description.pdf New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast
36:06
March 24, 2019
022 • Self-Sufficiency
Growing vegetables, raising chickens, gathering acorns for your pigs, any of this sound like living the dream? Today my friend Valentina and I chat about her magical homestead, about self sufficiency in the 21st century, and how to produce nutritious food and skip the packaging at the same time! Have a great week everyone! New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.    Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support 
52:47
March 17, 2019
021 • Minimalism
Minimalism is a tool for living a meaningful life with less stuff to clutter up the place! Like the phrase 'zero waste' it implies an extreme lifestyle of all or nothing but that's hardly the case! Minimalism, like low-waste living is a sliding scale, where anyone can approach it at the level they need. Today I chatted with The Minimalist Mom, Amy, about her minimalist philosophy and how to use this lifestyle to find space for what really matters! Check out her website www.minimalistamom.com Find her on Instagram @minimalistamom Amy's recommendations: https://www.simplicityparenting.com/ http://www.newminimalism.com/ @newminimalism Have a great week everyone! New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support 
34:25
March 10, 2019
020 • Keeping Bees + Tapping Trees
Valuing our food is paramount to preventing food waste on every level, and learning the work that goes into it is the best place to start the conversation! Connecting students with where their food comes from is what Lakefield College School's Environmental Entrepreneurship program is all. a. bout! Dive into the topics of tapping trees and keeping bees with Garret Hart, LCS's Outdoor Education Assistant. Remember to rate and review the podcast to help spread the word! Have a great week everyone. New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support   
43:08
March 3, 2019
019 • Random Acts of Green
Ever feel like there's so much to be done for the planet and you don't know where to begin? Random Acts of Green might be your answer! Today's conversation with the founder Jessica Correa will get you started with some behaviour modification, habit formation, and all around eco-friendly ideas for making a difference on this planet every day! Download the Random Acts of Green app on the App Store or Google Play Get involved as a Random Acts of Green volunteer on: https://raog.ca/ @randomactsofgreen New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support  Have a great week!
45:58
February 24, 2019
018 • Loop Store
So recycling is not the answer we want it to be. Know what is the answer? A circular economy and reusable resources. Enter Loop Store, an off shoot of TerraCycle and the best answer I've heard in a long time for how to avoid single use trash! Listen to today's interview with Tony Rossi, Loop Store's VP of Business Development to learn all about Loop's launch and how to get involved! https://loopstore.com/ https://www.terracycle.ca/en-CA/ @loopstore_us New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support  Have a great week!
37:31
February 17, 2019
017 • The Green Mum
Meera Jain, The Green Mum from Toronto Ontario joins me today.  We talk all about low waste living in the big city, wish-cycling and low waste #momlife. Join the conversation by leaving a review on iTunes or comments on your podcast platform! Check out Meera: thegreenmum.net @thegreeenmum And some other awesome accounts to follow: @sustainablejungle @greenteachertess @reusablenation @yourecowaste @baremarket @zerowastecollective @exploringalternatives New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support  Have a great week!
43:45
February 10, 2019
016 • Positive Action
Skip the doom and gloom and look on the bright side with Peterborough GreenUP's positive perspective on environmentalism.  Kristen Laroque is on the episode today speaking about the environmental initiatives being run by GreenUP, a not for profit organization in Peterborough, Canada. Get inspired to take some positive action towards saving our planet and be on the look out for similar groups in your community! And please feel free to leave a comment or review on iTunes (or whatever your podcast platform may be) to help support future episodes of Practical(ly) Zero Waste. Have a great week everyone! Find more about GreenUP https://www.greenup.on.ca/ @ptbogreenup New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support 
32:58
January 30, 2019
015 • Pregnancy, Newborn + Other Life Changes
Moving, new job, giving birth AND be eco friendly at the same time? Seem like a lot to ask? Okay maybe, but here's how we managed the past 3 months since our son was born. We produced more waste than we'd like, but this episode is all about doing what you can and going easy on yourself when you can't. Have a great week everyone! New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support 
20:05
January 22, 2019
014 • Learning to Cook
Ever wonder where to get started in the kitchen? Looking for a sure-fire way to eat healthier and reduce waste? Can't tell a spatula from rolling pin? Listen to today's episode with Nutrition Artist and registered dietitian Michelle Jaelin to start cooking from scratch! Find Michelle Jaelin online: @nutritionartist  http://www.nutritionartist.com/  Video: https://globalnews.ca/video/4149460/how-you-can-reduce-food-waste-at-home Blog Post: http://www.nutritionartist.com/blog/how-you-can-reduce-food-waste-in-your-home Have a great week everyone!  New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support 
34:43
January 3, 2019
013 • Being Normal
Green is the new black, so don't be afraid to step outside your comfort zone and make those zero waste swaps you've been thinking about! Eco-blogger Sara Brigz from Toronto is on taking zero waste one step at a time. She's all about maintaining that balance between positive lifestyle changes and burnout so listen in on how to be normal and go zero waste at the same time!  Find Sara Brigz on YouTube: https://youtu.be/D4dJrD2-OGM  New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support 
40:15
November 18, 2018
012 • Keeping Food Alive
Love fresh produce but hate how fast it goes bad? Toni Desrosiers, founder of the Canadian beeswax wrap company Abeego. Beyond learning how to preserve the fresh and fragile food we consume, Abeego's mandate 'Keep Food Alive' is about teaching generational knowledge and putting value on the things that matter.  Learn more about Abeego's products on their website: https://canada.abeego.com/   Instagram: @abeego  Check out Eat Grain  @eatgrain on Instagram  New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support 
34:38
November 1, 2018
011 • Zero Waste Chef
Save money, eat better, and save the planet? Sound too good to be true?  Zero Waste Chef Anne-Marie Bonneau, creator of the blog Zero Waste Chef is on the episode today to talk about just that!  In this fun, anecdotal conversation she talks practical tips and stories on how to go zero waste in the kitchen. If you like today's episode, hit that subscribe button to hear more.  Check out Anne-Marie's blog for all the waste free and package free inspiration: https://zerowastechef.com/   Instagram: @zerowastechef  Zero Waste Chef's Book List:  "Draw Down: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming," Paul Hawken   "The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food," Dan Barber  "You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start & Succeed in Farming," Joel Salatin   "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A History of Four Meals," Michael Pollan   "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto," Michael Pollan   "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation," Michael Pollan  New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support 
31:52
October 30, 2018
010 • Anti-Consumerism
Wanna go low waste? Step one: don't buy anything.  This episode is all about avoiding the trap of consumerism when trying to reduce the amount of waste we produce. There is no need to buy almost anything (and certainly not buy anything new) when you are striking out on your first zero waste adventure. We need to resist the urge to buy all the beautiful products that are being made available to us and instead, begin at home with what you already own. Hope you enjoy today's conversation.  New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support 
32:49
October 30, 2018
009 • Second Hand September
Looking for a challenge to get your started on your zero waste adventure? Try taking the Second Hand September Challenge with Waste Free Planet and try to buy everything second hand for one month! From clothes, to books, to furniture, computer parts, school supplies and more, look for second hand first to reduce the demand for new items to be manufactured. In today's episode, Christina and I talk second hand shopping and some of our best finds of all.  Follow Waste Free Planet on Instagram @wastefreeplanet  Website: https://wastefreeplanet.org/  New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support 
26:40
October 30, 2018
008 • Back to (Eco) School
Are you heading back to school and ready to make a difference this year? Check out today's episode on the Ontario Eco School program and the efforts any school can make to reduce their carbon footprint.  To learn more about Ontario Eco Schools visit: https://www.ontarioecoschools.org/  New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support 
37:22
October 29, 2018
007 • Take Out + Food Rescue
Looking for a practical way to get take out while still saving the planet? Look no further! goMkt of Manhattan is a food ordering app that connects people with businesses with discounted food. Not sure what that means? Check out today's episode! goMkt online:   https://www.gomkt.com/  @gomkt New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support 
30:24
October 29, 2018
006 • Low Waste Travel
Going on your next trip? Want to go as low waste as possible? This episode is all about travel tips to reduce the amount of single-use waste we produce when travelling. Plan ahead for your next adventure and make it waste free!   Find Jess Morales on Instagram @babystepstozerowaste  New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support 
20:27
October 29, 2018
005 • A Waste Free Summer
Ah summer!  Warm weather, long nights, and lots of waste?! Not if we can help it.  Listen in to today's episode for tips and advice on how to enjoy the best of summer while staying zero waste! Check out our past episodes for more info on practical steps towards a low waste lifestyle, and you can find me on Instagram @elsbethcallaghan Have an awesome waste free summer! New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support 
28:37
October 29, 2018
004 • A Zero Waste Period
Even when it comes to having your period, there is always a zero waste option! Maureen Brand from Garden of Eden Reusables talks swapping single use items for reusable alternatives, everything from cloth menstrual pads to unpaper towels. Her products make it hard to find an excuse for single use, period.  Find Maureen online at www.gardenofedenreusables.com/  Instagram @gardenofedenreusables New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support 
28:33
October 29, 2018
003 • Living Simply
Some call it frugal, I call it living simply. Today we talk all about saving money, living with purposeful scarcity and the ways in which we can extend the lifespan of the objects we own to prevent them from going to landfill too early.   Today we also talk about an awesome program we use called You Need A Budget (YNAB). If you look up the program and decide it's the budgeting program for you, use our referral link to get one month free (which gives us a month free too, which is great).  New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod and @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support 
25:11
October 29, 2018
002 • Kids + Zero Waste
Jess Morales of Baby Steps to Zero Waste joins us today for the second episode of Practical(ly) Zero Waste.  Her down to earth perspective on living with less while celebrating a family of 4 is inspiring and encouraging. Have a listen and if you missed the first episode on Mindfulness it's an excellent place to start. Find Jess on Instagram @babystepstozerowaste. Jess Morales' website : https://babystepstozerowaste.wordpress.com New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast
37:17
October 29, 2018
001 • Mindfulness
Welcome to the first episode of Practical(ly) Zero Waste, a podcast about making zero waste living as practical as possible. In this episode we talk about the first steps to Zero Waste living and that is *mindfulness*. May sound easy or a little vague, but give us a listen and see for yourself how straightforward the steps to reducing your waste can be! Thanks for listening and good luck on your eco-friendly adventure! New episodes every Sunday, at some point. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast and more.   Support the podcast at www.anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/support   Contact us at practicallyzerowaste@gmail.com  Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod @elsbethcallaghan  Facebook Practically Zero Waste Podcast
22:57
October 29, 2018
Practical(ly) Zero Waste Launch
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00:33
October 26, 2018
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