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Reducing Our Footprint

Reducing Our Footprint

By Reducing Our Footprint
ROF 2BUSY2ECO? Sustainability Podcast Series: Want to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle but don't know where to start? Let us take you on a journey through zero waste, minimalism, energy-saving, slow fashion and circular economy!

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Looking at waste as a useful resource with Dr Veena Sahajwalla
Material scientist, engineer and inventor, enter please, Dr Veena Sahajwalla, founding director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research & Technology at UNSW 🔉“We can actually look at waste as a useful resource.” 🔉 Veena is renowned for pioneering the high-temperature transformation of waste into the production of green materials. She truly understands the value of innovation as a catalyst for the materials revolution and highlights our role as users within scientific leadership. Veena founded the Green Ceramics MICROfactorieTM, which produces a new generation of high performance, non-toxic, engineered bio-composites for use in various architectural and decorative applications. Through understanding recycling at the micro-level and “thinking a little bit differently,” Veena is forging the way for a holistic solution to material waste. If Veena’s story interests you follow: #veenasahajwalla to keep up-to-date with her new and exciting activities in this space!
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June 28, 2021
ROF Energy Series with Angus, co-founder of Future Crunch
“Use your voice and use your right to vote for political leaders that believe that decarbonization is essential and that a decarbonised society is more productive, safer and better for all of its individuals." We started this enlightening podcast with Dr Angus Hervey by sharing this good news: 2020 has been a turning point in the fight against climate change! How do we know it? > BT and Shell, the two biggest oil producers in the world both (quietly) said that we reached peak oil in 2019. Does this mean that 2020 represents the end of the fossil fuel area? > YES! Can we expect carbon emissions to decline globally from now onwards? > YES! If it is a matter of time for clean energy to replace fossil fuel, what does that mean for Australia, the 2nd largest exporter of coils on the planet? > It is a huge risk for the Australian economy if the government doesn’t prepare for the transition and pretend everything is going to be fine. Join this 30-minute conversation with Dr Angus Hervey, a political economist, journalist, and widely sought-after international speaker on the topic of human progress.  If you wish to receive a regular dose of intelligent optimism in your inbox, we invite you to subscribe to Future Crunch’s newsletter. 
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March 25, 2021
ROF Energy Series with Geoff, co-founder managing partner @ Venn Energy
In today's episode, we are joined by our friend Geoff Stoker-Lavelle, co-founder and managing partner of Venn Energy. Venn Energy focuses on developing and investing in renewable energy systems in advanced electricity markets around the world. Geoff will share with us why the renewable energy industry is now competitive with the fossil fuel industry. He will discuss the positives of solar being now the cheapest form of electricity in the world and how emerging technologies and software are empowering individuals and businesses to take control of their energy needs. During the podcast, we also explore another clean energy source: Green Hydrogen. What is it? For which industries? What role will green hydrogen play for Australia and other countries, like China (which pledged to become carbon neutral by 2060)? Finally, we will address what it means to develop solar plans in AAA credit-rated economies with strong regulatory regimes and clear paths for development. Australia offers an incredible opportunity for companies like Venn Energy to accelerate the transition to clean renewable energy. For more information on saving energy, feel free to reach out to us @ ROF Email us at hello@rof-it.com our join our socials: FB & INSTA
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March 18, 2021
ROF Energy Series with Tim, Chair @ GreenPower
Join us this week with Tim Stock, chair of the National GreenPower Steering Group. Greenpower is a government accredited renewable energy product offered by most electricity retailers to households and businesses in Australia. Tim has over 15 years of commercial and government experience in the clean energy industry in Australia & abroad. In this episode we talk about the global & Australian energy landscape, discuss the latest emerging trends and what we as individuals can do to reduce our footprint and switch to renewable alternatives. For more information on saving energy, feel free to reach out to us @ ROF Email us at: hello@rof-it.com Join our socials: FB & INSTA
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March 11, 2021
ROF Energy Series with Hugh, head of operations @ Amber Electric
Join us this week with Hugh McKenzie, Head of Operations at Amber Electric.  Amber is an innovative business operating within the renewable energy space and offering an entirely new way to buy electricity. Discover Hugh’s exciting story and the changes that are shaping the energy space globally and in Australia. For more information on saving energy, feel free to reach out to us @ ROF  Email us at: hello@rof-it.com Join our socials: FB & INSTA
25:58
March 3, 2021
Recycling Soft Plastics with Christie, Education Officer @ Replas
Join us this week with Christie, Education Officer for Replas Recycled Plastic Products. With over 15 years working in waste management, mostly in the retail sector, Christie will share her knowledge on recycling & sustainability and explain the endless possibilities of recycling soft plastics. Want to learn how to reduce your plastic waste by 80%? Join our Plastic-free life in 28 days online class Join our socials: FB & INSTA
26:56
December 21, 2020
Reducing Marine Plastics with Alice Forrest, Marine Biologist
Join us this week with Alice Forrest, conservationist & marine biologist based in the hills of Byron Bay. Alice’s passion for the natural world and the creatures who inhabit it has led to a range of incredible adventures, from studying blue whales in the Indian Ocean to documenting the most plastic polluted beach in the world on remote Henderson Island. Her research also documented the first records of plastic inside commonly eaten fish in the South Pacific. This knowledge has then been used to implement plastic education programs in Fiji & Australia. Alongside degrees in Conservation and Marine Biology, Alice is a PADI Divemaster and SSI Freediver and has worked extensively in the marine tourism industry sharing her love of the ocean with others. She is happiest when interacting with wildlife, and passionate about protecting what she loves. When she's not at home in her off-grid tiny house, she's usually on a boat or under the water, and believes immersing ourselves in nature is the best inspiration & motivation. Currently Alice works as a wildlife guide & lecturer in Antarctica & a whale-watching guide in the coastal waters of her home in northern NSW. Want to learn how to reduce your plastic waste by 80%? Join our Plastic-free life in 28 days online class Join our socials: FB & INSTA
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December 9, 2020
Resuable container schemes with Veronica, Founder @ Retub
Veronica Shannon is the founder of the sustainability business Retub,  she’s also a lawyer, a published author and is an officer of a number of businesses. Join our episode and hear Veronica's story of how she has created a reusable container scheme across a wide network of cafe's and restaurants Victoria. Want to learn how to reduce your plastic waste by 80%? Join our Plastic-free life in 28 days online class Join our socials: FB & INSTA
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December 2, 2020
Supporting local zero waste alternatives with Ellie, Founder @ Go For Zero
Join us this week with Ellie, Founder of Go For Zero. Go For Zero is a low waste and toxin-free store but also a lot more than that. It is a community of like-minded people that are not willing to compromise their health nor their planet. Go for Zero’s mission is to educate and motivate people to make positive changes. All products are Australian owned & 100%  toxin free. Pack & Send is plastic free and delivery methods are carbon neutral. Go for Zero also donates a part of its sales to a good cause. Want to learn how to reduce your plastic waste by 80%? Join our Plastic-free life in 28 days online class Join our socials: FB & INSTA
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November 26, 2020
Adopting more sustainable platics habits with Manuel, Founder @ Coaching for Cause
Join us this week with Manuel Bergmann, founder of Coaching for Cause.  We will talk about the plastic waste issue in Bali (where Manuel is based), how this is causing challenges but also offering incredible opportunities for change. In this globally connected world we will explore how a problem in one country is connected today to a problem in another country.  Manuel is a passionate sustainability activist and video maker who tries to inspire as many people as possible to make a positive change in the world. He has always been driven to help others through coaching while also supporting charity organizations at the same time. With his idea "Coaching for Cause” this is now finally possible! Want to learn how to reduce your plastic waste by 80%? Join our Plastic-free life in 28 days online class Join our socials: FB & INSTA
30:59
November 18, 2020
Alternative & home compostable packaging solutions with Ellen, Founder @ WeBarNone
Join us this week with Ellen, Founder of WeBarNone. We bar None creates snacks that are: Delicious, Nutritious, Filling, Ethical and fit within a wide range of dietary choices and requirements. Ellen wanted to create a range that ticked all the boxes and would bar none! We bar None uses home compostable packaging and is the first Victorian business to do so! A pioneer in this space, let’s hear how Ellen came up with the idea and how she is inspiring many other businesses to join her journey and reduce single use plastic packaging. Want to learn how to reduce your plastic waste by 80%? Join our Plastic-free life in 28 days online class Join our socials: FB & INSTA
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November 12, 2020
Safety & switching to Reusables with Hayley, Managing Director @ Onya
Join us with Hayle Clarke, Managing Director of Onyalife. In this episode, Hayley will help us clarify some of the confusion around safety and introduce principles of circularity around reusables. We will discuss how reusables also can bring about an increased sense of community thanks to minimising packaging waste as well as choosing to shop more locally. About Onya Onya prides itself on creating high quality, useful, reusable products for your everyday life that can easily be kept ‘On You’. From reusable shopping bags, produce bags, backpacks & coffee cups, to one of the highest quality stainless steel drink bottle ranges on the Australian market. All products are responsibly made and not only 100% recyclable, but they are also made out of recycled material such as rPET, a fabric produced from recycled plastic water bottles. Want to learn how to reduce your plastic waste by 80%? Join our Plastic-free life in 28 days online class Join our socials: FB & INSTA
32:12
November 4, 2020
Circular & plastic-free personal & home care solutions with Mike, Founder @ ZeroCo
Join us this week with Mike Smith, founder of Zero Co - a range of personal care and home cleaning products that get delivered direct to your home, minus all the single-use plastic. It works via a closed loop system just like the milkman...re-imagined. You order. They deliver. You return. They refill. They asked Australians to help get the idea off the ground late last year and it turned out to be the most funded Aussie Kickstarter of 2019. Their goal is to stop 1 million single-use plastic bottles from ending up in landfill over the next 12 months.  Want to learn how to reduce your plastic waste by 80%?  Join our Plastic-free life in 28 days online class  Join our socials: FB & INSTA
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October 28, 2020
2BUSY2ECO Slow & Ethical Fashion: Episode 5 with Henrietta, Sustainable Fashion Model
Join us this week with Henrietta. Henrietta is a sustainable fashion model, passionate about the environment and eco-friendly living, as well as thoughtful fashion and plant-based health. In this episode, Henrietta shares with us how we can all develop our own unique sustainable capsule wardrobe to communicate our specific style. Want to create a capsule wardrobe, true to your values and respectful of the environment & the garment workers? Join our slow & ethical fashion class Limited Early Bird 25% discount available with promo code: FASHIONEB Join our socials: FB & INSTA
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October 21, 2020
2BUSY2ECO Slow & Ethical Fashion: Episode 4 with Jen, Founder @ ABeautCommute
Join us this week with Jen, founder of fashion brand ABeautCommute. A Melbourne brand offering stylish, functional clothing to women who commute via bicycle! With Jen, we talk about the challenges that professionals face when they want to create a sustainable brand… and how each brand comes to define what sustainable means to them! Alongside running a her business, Jen is a sewing teacher at Thread Den and the Online Teacher for The Social Studio. She animates workshops, provides online classes or private lessons and private parties! Want to learn how to create a capsule wardrobe, true to your values and respectful of the environment & the garment workers? Join our slow & ethical fashion class Limited Early Bird 25% discount available with promo code: FASHIONEB Join our socials: FB & INSTA
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October 14, 2020
2BUYS2ECO Slow & Ethical Fashion: Episode 3 with Karen, Founder @ Reluv
Join our slow & ethical fashion podcast. In this 3rd episode we have the pleasure of hosting Karen Freidin, the founder from Reluv. Reluv is one of Australia’s largest online retailers of second-hand clothing & accessories. They also support the garment workers who are making your clothes in earning a fair wage. Want to learn how to create a capsule wardrobe, true to your values and respectful of the environment & the garment workers? Join our slow & ethical fashion class  Limited Early Bird 25% discount available with promo code: FASHIONEB Join our socials: FB & INSTA
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October 7, 2020
2BUSY2ECO - Slow & Ethical Fashion: Episode 2 with Chloe, Founder @ BeKindCoco
Join our slow & ethical fashion podcast. In this 2nd episode we  have the pleasure of hosting Chloe from Be Kind Coco.  Chloe is a guide to all things cruelty-free, zero waste,  ethical, fair-trade and beyond. In the episode Chloe explains to us that it's not important to be perfect, but we cal all try to make a difference, start today with whatever we have, and  grow as we go! Do you want to create a capsule wardrobe in simple & practical steps that is true to your values? We got you sorted! Check out our slow & ethical fashion class Limited Early Bird 25% discount available with promo code: FASHIONEB Join our socials: FB & INSTA
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September 30, 2020
2BUSY2ECO - Slow & Ethical Fashion: Episode 1 with Marcus, Creative Director @ Homie
Join our slow & ethical fashion podcast. In this 1st episode we have the pleasure of hosting Marcus Crook from Homie. Marcus is a photographer and videographer, and the Co-Founder and Creative Director of HoMie. Marcus was featured in Vogues 60 names that will define the next 60 years in Australia and Generation Next - Australian creatives, disrupters, visionaries and innovators leading the way and affecting change in fashion, beauty and culture. Want to learn more about slow & ethical fashion?  Do you want to create a capsule wardrobe in simple & practical steps that is true to your values? We got you sorted! Check out our slow & ethical fashion class  Limited Early Bird 25% discount available with promo code: FASHIONEB  Join our socials: FB & INSTA
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September 22, 2020