The Zero Waste Countdown Podcast
42. Kombucha & Fermentation

42. Kombucha & Fermentation

April 15, 2019

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Meet Alex Currie, from Pyramid Ferments - him and his wife Jenna Empey have created a fermentation company in Prince Edward County on the north shore of Lake Ontario, where they produce sauerkraut, kimchi, beet kvass, gut shots, and different flavours of kombucha, almost entirely from local ingredients.  

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Laura had the opportunity to ask Alex questions about home fermenting, about running a fermentation business on a large scale, and questions about why fermented foods are becoming so popular. 

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41. Millennial Minimalists

41. Millennial Minimalists

March 14, 2019

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Meet Lauren and Kelly from Toronto - they live minimalist lifestyles and host the popular podcast Millennial Minimalists.

Minimalism and zero waste go hand in hand - we're all trying to live with less, and to live happier, healthier lives. While millions around the world are trapped in the cycle of overconsumption, Lauren and Kelly and finding ways to disconnect from the overburden of having too much stuff, so they can focus on being healthy and happy, while using their time for what they enjoy most. 

 Their goal is to help listeners become inspired to live a simpler, more intentional every day.

40. The GreenMum From Toronto Part Two

40. The GreenMum From Toronto Part Two

March 1, 2019

The conversation continues with Meera Jain, better known on Instagram as the GreenMum, as she discusses zero waste living in Toronto. Laura and Meera talk about shopping habits, accessibility issues, and returnable container programs. 

 

39. The GreenMum from Toronto Part One

39. The GreenMum from Toronto Part One

February 21, 2019

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Meera Jain, better known as thegreenmum on Instagram, lives in Toronto with her husband and two children. She focuses on reducing her carbon footprint, keeping herself and her family healthy, and living low waste.

In part one of our conversation, Meera and Laura speak about Toronto's new initiative to compost diapers (!) and we find out what Meera uses around her house to live without producing trash.

Open Those Bright Eyes Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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38. Bite Toothpaste Bits

38. Bite Toothpaste Bits

February 6, 2019

Bite Toothpaste Bits started with two questions: Why does toothpaste come in plastic tubes and what exactly are we putting in our bodies when we brush our teeth?

More than one billion toothpaste tubes end up in landfills every year, but Lindsay McCormick has come up with a better solution! Her company, Bite Toothpaste Bits, replaces the need for non-recyclable tubes. The ingredients are good for you, the tabs taste good, and they come in ethical packaging too. 

37. Cocktails At The Lark

37. Cocktails At The Lark

January 23, 2019

Alex Bruce is a champion cocktail maker from Toronto who's competed on the world stage. He wanted to serve healthier versions of the classics, with less sugar and less waste, so he opened The Lark restaurant with his wife Celine LePache, and serves healthy and organic options both on the menu and drink list. Their daily operations are sustainable too, and close to zero waste. 

Find out how Bruce and Celine run a sustainable restaurant on this episode of The Zero Waste Countdown. 

36. Ross Beaty

36. Ross Beaty

January 10, 2019

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Ross Beaty is a geologist and entrepreneur in the international minerals field. He currently Chairs Pan American Silver Corp., Equinox Gold Corp., and has founded and divested many other resource companies. He is also an environmental philanthropist, primarily through The Sitka Foundation.

He Chairs the BC Parks Foundation, serves on the Advisory Board of the Nature Trust of BC, he's a Director of The Pacific Salmon Foundation and Panthera, and is a patron of the Beaty Biodiversity Center at the University of BC.

Mr. Beaty was appointed to The Order of Canada in 2017 and the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 2018.

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35. Rob Greenfield

35. Rob Greenfield

December 23, 2018

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Star of the television show Free Ride on the Discovery Channel, Rob Greenfield, joins the Countdown to talk about his journey from South America, his bike ride across the United States, his book Dude Making A Difference, and his philosophy on consumption. 

 

34. ZW Christmas Part Two

34. ZW Christmas Part Two

December 13, 2018

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Rachel Revoy joins the Countdown for her third episode as we talk about Christmas trees, Christmas travel, and even Christmas food. Warning: we talk a little bit about meat! Not that much though. We also talk about the commercial from Iceland that was banned for being "too political", because it shows how destructive palm oil can be.

Music Credits:

“Christmas Rap” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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33. Zero Waste Christmas Part One

33. Zero Waste Christmas Part One

November 28, 2018

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Rachel Revoy from Quinte Waste Solutions joins us again to speak about her own personal countdown to zero waste from a holiday perspective!

Join the countdown as we talk about zero waste and low waste options for Christmas this season, including everything from wrapping paper to flying over the holidays.

Stay tuned for an upcoming part two episode next week. 

Music Credits:

“Christmas Rap” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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