Practical Changemakers: a Carbon Positive Story
“Carbon Positive Australia’s vision is to empower everyone to take positive climate action by revitalising and improving the health of landscapes and communities throughout Australia. Through our work, we get to talk to, and spend time, with people who are working for the health of our environment every day. These practical changemakers and leaders don’t often make the headlines but the work that they do is vital in our changing world. It’s my pleasure to introduce some of them to you and for you to hear more about their work, to be inspired and to find out ways you can also become a practical changemaker.”
– Louise Tarrier, CEO, Carbon Positive Australia
Episode 1: Walking the talk - Business and sustainability
With Duncan Ritchie and Catherine Patterson
Episode 2: Demystifying Ethical investments
With James Baird
When it comes to living more sustainably and ethically, for many of us we have a good understanding of how to contribute but can the same be said for our investments. There are many options for those who want to invest responsibly. Join James Baird as he discusses with Louise his passion for investing ethically and how you can achieve your goals in a way that also offers environmental benefits. James is listed as one of the Most Influential Advisers in Australia, so if you are looking to make changes for the better, this is one chat you do not want to miss.
Episode 3: beyond recycling
With Maryline Cassou & Sharka Hornahova
Episode 4: not your average calculator
With Niaal Holder & Jess Fitzgerald
Episode 5: All About and all for our trees
With Pollyanna Darling
Episode 6: Putting the heat on climate change
With Cesira Leigh & Glen Ryan
Episode 7: Connecting Nature
With Basil Schur
In 1981, Basil Schur came to Western Australia to study at UWA in Perth. After graduating with qualifications in science, education and environmental management. He is now Project manager with Green Skills, an NGO dedicated to working for sustainability initiatives. He has been with this group since it was formed in 1988, based in Denmark, on WA’s south coast. Basil was awarded the NRM National Landcare Manager award in 2021.
Over the years, Basil has coordinated many projects linked to landcare, eco restoration, wetland conservation and farm forestry. Basil is passionate about promoting Gondwana Link, and in this series chats to Louise about the large scale conservation program that aims to reconnect habitat across 1,000km of country across the lower South West.
Episode 8: Simple steps to sustainability
With April Hannah & Lauren Purcell
Like so many people who watched War on Waste in 2017, April Hannah was inspired to take action the moment it finished and she continues to do so today. With a Diploma in Sustainable Operations, April delivers educational workshops and custom training programs about waste and sustainability in WA.
Lauren, Communications & Partnerships Coordinator for Carbon Positive Australia, is equally passionate about sustainability and ethics and believes you can’t have one without the other (social and environmentally sustainability must go hand-in-hand). Join them as they discuss with Louise, how you can make take the small steps that add up to making a big difference just by following your passion and speaking up.