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Sustainability In Action Podcast
11 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Episode 09 - Food Connect
In this episode we chat with Robert Pekin, founder and CEO of Food Connect. Food Connect began in 2004 as a social enterprise that provides a more sustainable business model for South East Queensland farmers and their city cousins.
14 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
Episode 08 - GEM Energy
In this episode we talk with Jack Hooper, CEO and Co-Founder of GEM Energy, an Australian solar and renewable energy advisory service. GEM Energy has completed more than 5,000 projects across the country, including some of the largest and complex renewable energy solutions for world-renowned businesses.
12 minutes | Aug 30, 2020
Episode 07 - World's Biggest Garage Sale
In this episode we chat with Yasmin Grigaliunas, founder of the circular economy social enterprise, World's Biggest Garage Sale. Started in 2013 as a garage sale with a mission to repurpose dormant goods, it has since raised over $300,000 for charities and diverted four million kilograms of goods from landfill.
10 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
Episode 06 - Substation33
In this episode we chat with Tony Sharp, founder of e-waste specialist and social enterprise, Substation33. Located in the Greater Brisbane suburb of Kingston, Substation33 not only liberates businesses and households of their e-waste but re-purposes it into useful new products for commercial, social and educational purposes.
10 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
Episode 05 - Oz Harvest
In this episode we chat with Michaela Windsor from food rescue champions Oz Harvest. OZ HARVEST is about building a food culture where food isn’t wasted - but produced and consumed sustainably. Each week the organisation rescues over 100 tonnes of quality surplus food, from more than 3000 food donors, and delivers it directly to more than 1000 charities to help our most vulnerable. It’s a massive achievement that’s changed laws and brought about change at all levels of society – from governments to households - a model that’s now been replicated in 4 other countries.
6 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
Episode 04 - Brisbane Airport Corp
In this episode we chat with Wendy Weir - Head of Environment and Sustainability for Brisbane Airport Corp - about two of BAC's sustainability initiatives: electric busses, and recycling food waste.
16 minutes | Jan 29, 2020
Episode 03 - Containers For Change
We talk with Adam Nicholson from Containers for Change, the container deposit recycling scheme that’s proven a huge success in helping clean up litter in Queensland. Adam shares the journey up to the launch and beyond, and tells us about some of challenges they faced.
8 minutes | Nov 15, 2019
Episode 02 - Bee One Third
We chat with Jack Stone, founder of Brisbane-based environmental enterprise Bee One Third. His focus is on bringing honeybees back to the city and educating us about the vital role pollinators play in putting food on our tables.
6 minutes | Oct 8, 2019
Episode 01 - Biome
Tracey Bailey is the founder of Biome, a Brisbane-based retailer that’s taken sustainable products and waste reduction in particular to a whole new level. Tracey talks about how Biome’s business model is making a difference.
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