Episodes

Jan. 17, 2022

Challenge of the week - Make a wildflower bouquet

When was the last time you took some time to appreciate the natural beauty all around you? Challenge of the week: Spend 10 minutes exploring the environment near your home, choosing some flowers and foliage to create your own...

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Dec. 16, 2021

27. 9 things I now know about the climate emergency

One of the biggest 'Ah-ha!' moments on my journey occurred when it dawned on me that climate change is not binary in nature. It's not a single outcome that happens or doesn't happen. Rather, climate change is a continuum. Lit...

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Nov. 15, 2021

26. The role of forestry in tackling climate change

Carbon Critical founder Jamie Heather has spent the last year delving into the complex and often confusing world of forestry, to understand the role that trees can play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. His ultimate goal:...

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Nov. 5, 2021

24. How to buy organic fruit and vegetables

We pay the doctor to make us better when we should really be paying the organic farmer to keep us healthy. - Robyn O’Brien In this episode, we share our experience transitioning to organic produce and provide tips to help you...

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Oct. 5, 2021

25. How to find more time to do what you love | Interview with Eddie Rakanui (part 2)

Mindset coach Eddie Rakanui joins me (Andrew) to talk about how to maximise your income, build a time machine business and escape the rat race, so you can spend more time doing what good looks like for you. Timestamps: 0:00 -...

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Sept. 22, 2021

23. Eddie Rakanui on lockdown anxiety | cooking for mental health | hitchhiking | Judging strangers | chasing time affluence

Mindset coach Eddie Rakanui joins me on this episode to cover a wide range of topics, centred around mental health and specific tools you can use to find more peace and happiness each and every day. Timestamps: 2:00 - Dealing...

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Sept. 17, 2021

22. What Covid-19 can teach us about financial freedom

In this episode, I discuss what the lockdown experience can teach us about our own financial situation and how we can use that information to achieve financial freedom quicker than we ever thought possible. That freedom can, ...

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Aug. 26, 2021

21. Let's change our relationship with rubbish

Throwing out rubbish is incredibly cheap, but does that make it ok? How would we feel if we had to drive past our landfills every day? In this episode, you'll hear some perspective on our current relationship with waste. Plus...

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Aug. 19, 2021

20. New Zealand's hidden link to the palm oil industry

This episode is the audio version of a recent blog post we published on Palm Kernel Extract imports to New Zealand, which has received a lot of attention and has been shared hundreds of times on social media. It turns out, we...

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Aug. 1, 2021

19. Where to donate to help the climate crisis - with Jamie Heather from Carbon Critical

The Carbon Critical Net-Zero Fund provides kiwis with a convenient and tax-efficient way to make a diversified donation to the charities leading the fight against climate change. DID YOU KNOW... The average Kiwi generates 7 t...

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July 21, 2021

18. One for the girls: Period undies for the win!

Period undies - where have you been all our lives?! In this episode, I (Annah) share how discovering period undies has transformed how I feel about getting my period and how this simple change is good for you and the planet. ...

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July 7, 2021

17. Change maker Leo Murray on the transition from 'doing less bad' to 'doing more good'

In this episode, you'll hear from Leo Murray, a vibe-architect, DJ, entrepreneur, permaculture advocate and more. Leo is the founder of 'Why Waste', an enterprise that is changing our relationship with waste, one worm farm at...

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June 21, 2021

15. Environmental scientist Mike Joy: We must find ways of using and wasting less energy

This episode is an interview with Dr Mike Joy. A climate champion and environmental scientist who is a leading voice in the race to reverse global warming. Mike shares why we should all be passionate about the climate crisis....

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June 18, 2021

14. Healthy lunchbox ideas for kids

Inspiration to make your morning lunchbox routine that little bit easier. Includes ideas to reduce packaging, while still providing your little ones with healthy, fun food that gives them enough energy to get through the day....

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June 18, 2021

13. Tips for trying a plant based diet

Plant-based eating is becoming more and more popular every day as more people realise the health , environmental and ethical benefits of reducing their intake of animal products. Before we made the switch away from meat , I c...

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June 18, 2021

12. The book that changed my life (and how you can get it for free)

The book that changed my life is: 'Doing Good Better' by William Macaskill An empowering, practical guide to increasing your positive impact through your career, consumer choices, volunteering efforts, and charitable donation...

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June 18, 2021

11. How to reduce your plastic waste

Learn how small changes to the way you shop and the products you buy can significantly reduce your plastic waste. Without spending more money... Links: Regional zero-waste shopping guides ttp://therubbishtrip.co.nz/regional-s...

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June 18, 2021

10. Can individual actions really make a difference?

In this episode, I present a logical argument explaining why your individual actions really do make a difference in the race to reverse global warming. Links: Uninhabitable Earth - by David Wallace-Wells Key takeaways from th...

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June 18, 2021

9. Why we stopped eating meat

Annah and I share our personal journey, explaining our transition to a life without meat. We talk through how we felt at the time. Documentaries that encouraged us to make the change. What the first few months looked like and...

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June 18, 2021

8. Recycle your food scraps and help save the planet

An intro to the wonderful world of backyard composting. You'll learn: - How to drastically reduce your household rubbish output (by at least 50%) - Why it's really bad for the planet when food waste ends up in landfill - How ...

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June 18, 2021

7. Have your cake and eat it too: Eating ideas to help save the planet

Adopting a plant-based diet is repeatedly shown to be the best individual action you can take to reduce your carbon footprint and fight climate change. Along with improving your health and reducing the suffering of countless ...

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June 18, 2021

6. What it's really like to own an electric car

We've all heard that electric cars are better for the environment. But what are they like to drive from a practical point of view? And what if your battery craps out? What happens if you run out of range? And why do they all ...

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June 18, 2021

5. How to get your kids to eat more vegetables

In this episode of the Good You Can Do podcast, my wife, Annah and I share tips and strategies that we use to encourage our kids to eat and enjoy vegetables at every meal. Check out the healthy chocolate cake / muffin recipe ...

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June 18, 2021

4. Why we should all eat less meat - with Claire Insley from the Vegan Society of Aotearoa

Learn all about the benefits of adding more plants to your diet. In this wide-ranging interview with Claire Insley from the Vegan Society of Aotearoa NZ , we discuss how plant-based diets improve our health and help reverse c...

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