Tanya is an award-winning environmentalist, best-selling author, science journalist, television presenter and sustainable living advocate.
I first met Tanya at the Sustainable Living Festival in 2007. It was quite surreal actually. I had just listened to her speak, and lined up to get a copy of her latest book at the time, signed. I was quite nervous because Kim used to joke and rib me about having crush on her (not really, I just admired her work).
Anyway, when I got to the front of the line, I was running off at the mouth about how I enjoyed her TV show Eco House Challenge, and how I had read her book cover to cover and babbled on about some of the green things I had done at home. She must have thought I was a bit of an eco fanboy, but she just smiled, said well done, and signed the cover of the book for me. Goodness I was excited.
So fast forward seven years, and I plucked up enough greenness to ask her onto the podcast as a guest. The great thing was that she said yes! I was chuffed, and here we are.
On with the show. We talk about she decided to pursue a career as a sustainable living educator. We even touch on early childhood influences, and mindful consumerism as opposed to conspicuous out-of-control consumption.
She also has a green living blog called Mama Green, which is pretty cool, however I did tell her that she was a naughty blogger for not updating it since August 2013! She promised to fix that.
Thanks to Tanya for coming on the show.