TGoG Podcast 060 – Green Renting with Stacey Warlich

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My guest this week is Stacey Warlich, who is also the President of the Melton Sustainable Living Group, and she could be classified as a green renter.  I invited Stacey on the show today to talk about green renting as she lives a sustainable lifestyle in the same town as me, but in rental accommodation here in the suburbs. Over the years I have had many blog readers comment that they find   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 059 – Climate Change Beyond 400ppm

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As global atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide pass through 400 parts per million, vested interests are still campaigning against action on climate change. Listen to the good, the bad, and the downright ugly facts about this global issue. I call the facts out as I see them, backed by sound science.  Over 97% of climate scientists cannot be wrong. In fact at one stage I get a   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 058 – Listener Mailbag

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A great show this week! Firstly I talk about a few events that are coming up soon.  This weekend I am attending the opening of the Shoestring Gardening Aquaponic installation at the Eco Living Centre which is located at 28 Ridge Dve, Wyndamvale, Victoria.  The event is being held between 2 to 4 pm on Saturday 12th April.  Say gidday if you are going along. The next event is a Cheese   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 057 – Suburban Food Farm in Autumn

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During this episode of the podcast, I give a Suburban Food Farm update for this season, and talk about the types of vegetables to plant during autumn in a temperate climate zone. My climate here in Melton West is Hot Zone 10, Cold Zone 4.  I mention all the different types of vegetables I will be planting over the next few weeks, and what I have done to prepare the garden beds ready for them. I   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 056 – Soap Making at Home

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This episode was all about soap making at home, and I was lucky to have Kim on the show today as my co-host. We talk about how we got into soap making, the basic process, some early failures and successes, safety suggestions, and some advanced soap making techniques that we use. I also mentioned a few links during the show; We bought our first kit at Simply Natural Soap Making   [Continue Reading …]

Green Quick Tips – Bikes and Vegetables for Newbie Gardeners

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This weeks Green Quick Tips podcast episodes are simple and easy to achieve.  Less than 5 minutes long, and easy on the ears! Firstly we have tips about moving around under your own steam, and then two episodes for the newbie food gardener. GQT 18 - Green Quick Tip for Getting on Your Bike.  Taking your bike for a spin has many benefits.  Not only do you reduce fuel costs, you maintain   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 055 – Update and Solar Case Study

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Back into the fold and behind the mic once more after a bout of laryngitis. It took a while to recover, but I am now very excited to be bringing you this episode. Today I provide an update about some very exciting things that have been going on around the place. As diverse as being interviewed for 7 News, to presenting to the Cheapskate Club, and to preparing for some sustainable living   [Continue Reading …]

Green Quick Tips #17 – Using Public Transport

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Now that I have my voice back, I have started recording the Green Quick Tip podcast again. Here is my seventeenth episode which is about utilising public transportation. GQT 17 - Get out of your car and on to the bus, tram, or train.  Public transportation can move more people with less impact to the environment, and a lot cheaper on your back pocket compared to driving a car after   [Continue Reading …]

Green Quick Tips – Lighting Types, Lighting Tips, and Grey Water

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This week's episodes cover off some of my favourite topics. We could all use a bit more money off our power bill, so this week I took the time to explain the pros and cons of different lighting options that you could use around the home.  I quickly followed that up with a separate episode about lighting behaviours to help save you a bit of money. I also dedicated an episode to using grey   [Continue Reading …]

Living Simply In The City – Live Broadcast

As you read this, I am currently at the Sustainable Living Festival here at Federation Square in the centre of Melbourne, waiting to be part of a panel that will talk about Living Simply in the City. If all goes well, you should hear the presentation live via the embedded player below. The panel and broadcast is scheduled to begin at 1700 AEDT (Sat 15th, 0600 UTC).  I will begin to broadcast   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 054 – First Live On-line Show

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Want to hear me, warts and all.  Raw and uncut and rough as guts? Well your wish is my command.  No editing those crazy umms and ahhs out this time folks.  This episode is as raw as it gets. I decided to test out some software and hardware to see if I could broadcast live via my blog and facebook.  This is so that I can broadcast the panel talk that I am part of on Saturday for those readers   [Continue Reading …]

Live Broadcast Really, Really Soon

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I thought I would do a little test in preparation for the talk on Saturday. Apparently, I may be able to broadcast the talk "Simple Living in the City" live on air, if I can get access to the mixer panel.  So to test it out, I thought I would try the software and hardware tonight, to make sure it all works on the day. What do I need from you?  Well all I need are a few volunteers for about   [Continue Reading …]

Green Quick Tips – Heating You Home, Keeping Yours Cool

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Its been a bit of an up and down week.  One day it is cool and delightful, then the next few days are a heatwave.  For example, it is 8 am and currently 30°C (86°F) and forecast to get up to around 37°C (98.6°F) by noon.  All way above our normal February average maximum of 25.8°C. Anyway, all this crazy hot weather here, and crazy cold weather in the Northern hemisphere are the theme for this   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 053 – A Gen Y’s Perspective of Sustainable Living with Amy Webber

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It is great to get a different perspective from the younger generation. Today we talk to Amy Webber who last appeared in Episode 10, some four years ago. Since finishing university, she pursued a career as a high school teacher and heads up the Humanities department of a local school and is passionate about educating kids.  I am very proud of her. She has a very interesting view of Gen Y   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 052 – Beyond Changing Gears with Greg Foyster

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This weeks special guest on the podcast is Greg Foyster. We originally caught up with Greg and his partner Sophie in Episode 40, so it was about time that we found out what he was up to after his book tour for Changing Gears - A Pedal-Powered Detour from the Rat Race. During the conversation, Greg also talks about communal housing, looking for a balanced life, and upcoming events at the   [Continue Reading …]

Green Quick Tips – Cooking, Chickens, and Rainwater Harvesting

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Oh the joy of recording in 40°C heat!  I wonder if I should record an episode on how to minimize perspiration naturally!  Sounds like a plan.Not that I am complaining, as I do enjoy researching and producing these green quick tips to share with you.  You may have noticed that there was no episode produced on Monday just past.  It was the Australia Day holiday here Down Under,   [Continue Reading …]