This webinar event was completed on 6th May and each session is now on YouTube - The Eco Channel.
Now everyone can share in the stories and learn the personal secrets of Australia's successful eco brands - beauty, baby, urban gardens, DIY, food & zero waste. And ask them the big questions
A difference for children with allergies, reducing senseless waste, understanding common and avoidable toxins, in everyday items, eating seasonally & well, growing your own microgreens.
On Wednesday May 6th from 7am, you get a chance to look into the personal success stories of eco businesses, see demos and cook ups and get inspiration from Australia and New Zealand's most successful eco businesses. In a forum that allows you to connect and ask questions.
IF YOU EVER WANTED TO LIVE OR WORK MORE SUSTAINABLY AND WANTED A PLACE TO START - IN ONE LITTLE CORNER OR YOUR WHOLE LIFE, COME JOIN US
On 6th May, you can come for a session or stay all day. So join us and learn from the real life personal experiences of our local eco businesses taking on the world, with one thing in common - a more sustainable world. There are so many ways to be a little more eco. Together we can build a more sustainable world.
Every eco business changes a corner of the world for good just like all of us. Pretty much every new BABY business is started by a new MOTHER. DADS develop BANDAIDS to solve children's allergies or make SUNGLASSES out of plastic water bottles. COFFEE GRINDS become worm fodder or new sheets. COURIER companies turn back-loading into front loading. Waste becomes PACKAGING and packaging becomes worm food. Ancient mineral PAINTS are brought back to life. And we rediscover DIY and make zero waste BRAS.
See and hear the stories of our eco heroes, share in their tips and live your best life.
All the sessions will be recorded and published once the event is finished. That publication will kick off The Eco Channel.
Brianne West began making natural beauty bars in 2012 in her home kitchen, as an alternative to the 80 billion plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles thrown out globally each year. Since then, Ethique™ has grown into a fully-fledged, award-winning international beauty brand with more than 40 products, exported around the world. To date she has stopped over 6 million plastic bottles from being made & disposed of into landfills - and that's just the start of it.
Now in stores around the world, James Dutton is a Melbourne Dad who invented a bandage made entirely from organic bamboo fibers after his son suffered a severe allergic reaction to the plastic found in traditional adhesive bandages. PATCH are natural, organic, biodegradable and sustainable. 99.5% of the materials that go into PATCH bandages are part of a closed-loop process. When they’re recycled, they decompose without releasing pollution into the water or air.
Amanda Parker's Mayella Organics and Probioskin are one of Australia's oldest and most respected health and beauty products makers, formulating pure unadulterated and handcrafted products containing no sugar, dairy, unnecessary fillers or bulking agents, no palm oil, GMO, parabens, petrochemicals, synthetics, harmful chemicals, artificial flavours, colours or artificial fragrances. Developing super foods and beauty products that are ethically made with no animal testing or toxic preservatives and free from ingredients common allergens isn't as hard as many people think.
Farmwall is a small-scale indoor farm about the size of a large bookcase. Originally designed for restaurants to allows chefs to grow and harvest their own herbs and microgreens, they have branched into corporate lunch rooms and set up in underutilised spaces in city car parks. Their beautifully designed indoor vertical farms use aquaponic principles and with COVID-19 lockdown, they have now launched a DIY Home Kit, bringing a smaller version into Australian homes.
Judy Davie was inspired to write The Greengrocer's Diet when she was working with producers and wholesalers at Sydney Food Markets. She was completely taken by how many of them ate high fat and sugar take away food and didn't eat their own produce. Determined to show them how tasty and nutritious their own food was, she wrote The Greengrocer's Diet (seasonal-based eating program that promotes long-term weight loss and good health) and they became her first weight loss cohort. Judy has authored several books on food, food labels and healthy living and is also The Food Coach.
James Grugeon launched The Good Beer Co. in 2015 to brew and sell beer to raise funds and awareness for good causes like The Australian Marine Conservation Society, Marriage Equality and RSPCA Qld. James combines social enterprise, corporate and social responsibility and environmental and climate change action with three award winning beers in Australia and one in the UK. James is currently crowdfunding on Pozible to buy a beer for Essential Workers.
Krissy has sold over 30,000 copies of her natural DIY recipe books, including her latest, award-winning book, Naturally Inspired - Simple DIY Recipes for Body Care and Cleaning and offers honest guidance, education and 100+ natural DIY recipes on her website The Inspired Little Pot. With a background in education, health promotion and television, she increases awareness on common and avoidable toxins, in everyday items like washing powder and deodorant, and to wants to see a world where people make conscious, educated decisions that honour both humans and habitat through simple and realistic DIY.
Stephanie Devine started with a world-first, zero-waste bra on a kick-ass Kickstarter campaign in 2018 that sold 700 bras. A lingerie designer obsessed with leaving no post-consumer waste, she uses no polyester thread, nylon labels, synthetic elastic or spandex/elasthane. You can bury your bra in the garden after use or place in your garden organics bin and it will compost. This year she fed one to a worm farm and it was eaten within 8 weeks.
Jennifer Nielsen started ekko.world with the idea of shifting more power to businesses committed to making eco easy. She used to be someone who lived on planes and spent so little time at home that she couldn't have told you on which side of her house the sun came up, let alone how to grow a bit of basil. And that is what ekko.world is about. To share easy, more eco conscious, inexpensive options for a better way to live. Local, energy efficient, organic, chemical free, recycled, handmade, cruelty free or businesses, news, recyclers & tips.
Scott Morton knows the truth about plastics. He has been making plastic bags and films since 2006 and in 2018, Scott took over BioBag World Australia and he believes compostable is now a true plastic alternative. Scott is transitioning his Adelaide factory from traditional, polyethylene-based plastic to compostable bioplastics that can be used for everything from food storage, bin liners and retail produce rolls, to modified atmosphere packaging and agricultural mulch film. Scott is also MD of Peakfresh and can now make compostable modified atmosphere packaging to extend the life and quality of fresh produce. He is also making a compostable, agricultural mulch film that farmers can plough back into their fields after harvest.
Andrew McKenzie is the founder of Envirostream, Australia's first Lithium ion battery recycling company. Only three-per- cent of Australian batteries are currently recovered and Andrew is on a mission to bring more transparency to industry practices and to get all batteries out of the backs of cupboards in home, offices and shops. Envirostream recycles material from all electric vehicles, energy storage systems, power tools and electronic equipment, capturing valuable chemicals, copper, steel, nickel, lithium, other metals and graphene captured so they can be used in new batteries.
Jane is the author of Slow Clothing and founder of Textile Beat, teaching us how to engage with our wardrobes, wearing what makes us feel good and happily independent of fashion cycles. Jane Milburn is an agricultural scientist and key builder of Rural Press Club and with a long record of advocacy for rural, health and professional groups. Now with her book "Slow Clothing: finding meaning in what we wear", Jane shares ways to live lightly on Earth through the everyday practice of how we wear and care for our clothes.
6TH MAY, 2020 LAUNCHED #SNAPSHOTSOFGOOD ECO CHANNEL. THE FIRST 500 REGISTRATIONS ARE FREE
We're here to help make eco easy. To help you make good everyday choices that can GROW into something big... Growing BIGGER...And spreading further... into a SMILE across the PLANET.
So much collective eco wisdom in one day - can't wait!
Wednesday, 29 April 2020