1. Hi Darren

    Congrats and great interview! I found it to be informative and entertaining (originally when I read it was 10 minutes long I thought it might be a bit long…but because the content and interview was interesting, it flew!)

    Good on you!


    • Thanks, Donna. She’s improving, but still has a long way to go. They still haven’t really diagnosed what’s wrong with her.

  2. Sounds like you are doing some really good stuff Darren. Love to hear how the freezer / fridge conversion works out for you – was that inspired by the renew article about a year ago?

    • @Richard: The chest fridge is going well. It’s hardly using any power (about 0.3 kWh/day) and keeping everything perfectly cold. I’ve known about the chest fridge concept for a few years, but I did read that Renew article. Also the Mt Best site had some good info. In the end, though, it’s really just a simple matter of plugging it into a temperature controller and placing the temperature probe inside. Incredibly simple!

  3. Darren, wow, you’ve turned into a celebrity in the podcast! By the way, you looks great and the interview is awesome. Keep it up, my friend.

  4. Fantastic to have you back blogging Darren – sorry to hear your mother in law has been unwell, we send her wishes of health 🙂

    Your interview was just brilliant!!!! How I wish I could play it from the roof top of Council…it means so much to the project team to hear how much Sustainable Illawarra has meant to you and your family on your sustainability adventures…thank you!

    Tims certainly been an an inspiring adventure of his own around Oz for his up your jumper project – we’ll have to keep checking out his site as he uploads his material.


    Ally and Rich

    • @Ally and Rich: Thanks! It’s been a very hectic time, but it’s starting to settle down now. Maybe just email the interview to the Council managers (and also Shellharbour and Kiama Councils) :-). It is a great initiative, and I’d love to see more Councils around Australia do similar things. It’s certainly a model that should work anywhere. I’d also love to see it get some funding to continue locally.

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