The podcast was started in 2019 by Bizz McKilligan, a sewing machine technician and quilter who wanted to chronicle her journey towards a low-waste lifestyle. The personal journal soon acquired more voices, and now features chats among friends on topics such as home renos, buy nothing groups or books.
Becoming Less also conducts interviews with people involved in various aspects of waste reduction, such as a psychologist specializing in eco-grief or the founder of Blenderz Garment Recyclers. A particularly handy interview to check out these days is McKilligan's discussion with Sean Stepchuk of Waste Free Edmonton on the proposed single-use items bylaw, which was approved by city council's utility committee and is slated to come before city council on April 4.
Another reason to check out Becoming Less? It's been shortlisted for an Alberta Emerald Award in the public engagement and outreach category. The awards, which recognize those who address environmental and climate issues, will be presented in Calgary on June 1.
You can find this and the rest of Taproot's podcast picks in our Listen Notes list.