Presented by Daniel Burt, Sarah Smith and Geraldine Hickey

Interview

Breakfasters: Speed-dating Our Way to a Better Planet

Sustainability expert John Hasell is ‘about to go on a lot of dates’ to talk about homes and sustainability. As Breakfasters host Daniel points out, people talking about home renovations on a date is usually ‘pretty boring’, but for John ‘a date talking about home renovation and construction is right up his alley’. John specialises in vertical garden walls and rooftop gardens, and he tells hosts Daniel, Sarah and Geraldine while his work with clients often begins by considering aesthetics it also ends up ‘in environmental benefits’. Win-win!

While he might have ‘broken some dreams’ in his time as a ‘sustainability dater’ (like when people’s Pinterest dreams don’t match their budgets), he tells the crew that there’s plenty of DIY tricks people can try to green up their lives. And making up songs about plant names is, as he demonstrates, a good way to remember them!

If you like the idea of dating a sustainability expert (and maybe even being serenaded by one!), this round is sadly booked out. But you can join a waiting list for future events here http://sdse.ata.org.au/sdse_event/darebin/

John Hassell on Breakfasters
Listen to Breakfasters: Speed-dating Our Way to a Better Planet09:5917 May 2019