136: Why building a resilient and connected community is important for a sustainable future with Shani Graham


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In this episode, we talk to Shani Graham. She is one of the co-founders of Ecoburbia. Who won the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce award in 2011, and a West Australian Best Small Business Environmental award the same year. She was also the Fremantle Citizen of the Year in 2011. The next year they were honoured to win the Australia wide Banksia Award for Excellence in Small Business. Discovering that awards made very little difference to her life, she stopped applying for them and is content milking goats, talking to her neighbours and tending to her garden.

During this episode, we talked about her journey, the importance of community and look at some ways how we can build a community where we are. We also dig a little into urban agriculture and how it can help to maintain a sustainable community.

Links from the episodes:

Tedx Perth Talk - Take a street and build a community

Where can people find Shani







“I think when you give people the time in the space, they do the right thing.”

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