Monday, September 28, 2015

Hopeless wanderer ... Samantha Derham

"Every individual is able to do something small," says Samantha Derham. "I try to buy everything I own secondhand and thereby I support local businesses. Sustainability is a fundamental behaviour change in every aspect of our lives".

Samantha Derham has been passionate about doing her bit to help protect the environment since a young child. She grew up in South Africa and then pursued this passion at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and achieved a BSc in Biology, Geography and Environmental Science. After graduating she worked at the Auckland City Council in environmental planning consents, and then returned to South Africa where she worked as an environmental consultant.

Since then she has been working for herself on a range of environmental and sustainability projects, and selling a range of products that help to reduce our impact on the environment, including PV solar, water harvesting, biogas, EM and bokashi products and reusable menstrual cups.

We chat to Samantha on the iStart2 Show. To listen click below:

Pierre du Toit and Keitu Gwangwa host the iStart2 Show on Thursdays at 17h30 (GMT+2). Radio Today broadcasts on 1485AM in Johannesburg and nationally on DSTV audio channel 869. Radio Today also streams on its website and on

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