Buildings make up 40% of our greenhouse gasses globally. There's a radical change coming and everyone can participate.
Casey joined Todd Sachs for Sachs Realty's Tuesday Night Podcast to talk about things you can do to have a healthier and more sustainable home, while being friendlier to our planet at the same time.
Chris Ballard from Passive House Canada joins Casey Grey for an interview on episode 142 of The Conscious Builder Podcast.
We discuss the current climate crisis, the future of new builds and making existing properties more energy efficient, building to the Passive House standard to reduce energy and environmental impact, and what our role as individuals is in supporting this movement.
Chris Ballard has a history of supporting environmental and land use causes, most recently as the Ontario’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change implementing the government’s plan for a clean environment and a sustainable economy. He also served as the Minister of Housing and the Minister responsible for Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy and Member of the Treasury Board. Chris is a past Executive Director of the 60,000 member Consumers’ Association of Canada (Ontario) and a founding board member of the Consumers Council of Canada. His leadership in journalism, communications and public affairs includes terms as President and Board member of the Public Affairs Association of Canada.
Episode 132: The Design and Build Industry is Fuelling a Culture of Waste (+ What We Can Do!) with Katie Storey
Did you know that 500 million tons of construction and demolition debris is generated annually in the US? Did you know that each year 12.2 million tons of furniture and furnishings end up in landfills?
Those are big numbers! The good news is that the Good Future Design Alliance is developing a solution. Founder, Katie Storey, joins us today for an interview to give us more information. In this conversation we talk about making the shift to a career you love no matter what stage of life you are in, the amount of waste in the design and building industry, the GFDA's mission to reduce waste, and the impacts if we don't change.
Martin Thornell is a woodworker and one of the co-owners at the Ottawa City Woodshop, a community woodshop located in downtown Ottawa.
Martin shares ways that you can get into woodworking with minimal costs, talks about the programs for all levels at the Ottawa City Woodshop, and shares how he ended up with OCW coming from a different industry.
We hope this episode inspires you to try woodworking, to check out their programs, or if you’re in a different city to check out woodshops in your area!
Hobbyist, skateboarder and builder Andrew Szeto is from Ottawa and he builds things with recycled skateboards. He recently built his first structure (an A Frame in Quebec) and put on youtube. To date it's getting close to about 2 million views! Andrew shares where his inspiration came from for this project with Casey.