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The inspiring Aussies featured in Down to Earth with Zac Efron: Down Under

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Zac is back in a new season of the Emmy® winning series Down to Earth with Zac Efron!

And while Season 1 explored various countries, this season is focused solely on Australia as the actor reunites with wellness expert Darin Olien Down Under to explore the magnificent beauty of Australia, meet local solution-seekers, and discover healthy, sustainable ways to live.

From a food rescue organization working to reduce food waste in Sydney to Aboriginal-owned and guided cultural tours in Queensland, here are the inspiring projects and voices featured in Down to Earth with Zac Efron: Down Under.

You can watch Down to Earth now streaming on Netflix and visit downtoearth.count-us-in.com to learn more and take a step to protect Earth.

Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Episode 1: Habitat Conservation: From Sydney to the Greater Blue Mountains, Zac, and Darin meet with leading eco-warriors to learn about protected lands and habitat conservation.  

  1. Blue Mountains Adventure Company – Blue Mountain Area (IG, Facebook)
    • Dan Lewis 
  2. Science for Wildlife – Blue Mountain Area (IG, Facebook)
    • Kellie Leigh
    • Victoria Inman 
    • Kim Edwards 
    • Lacey Hofweber 
  3. Aussie Ark – Near Barrington Tops (IG, Facebook, Twitter)
    • Tim Faulkner
    • Kellie Davis 
  4. Yerrabingin Farm – Bargo NSW (IG, Facebook)
    Christian Hampson 
Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Episode 2: Regenerative Agriculture: Zac and Darin get down and dirty as they explore a natural approach to farming through regenerative agriculture and organic food production.

  1. Jonai Farms & Meatsmiths – Eganstown VIC (IG, Facebook)
    • Tammi Jonas
  2. Brae Restaurant – Birregurra VIC
    • Chef Dan Hunter 
  3. Fable Foods – Wallan VIC (IG, Facebook)
    • Jim Fuller
    • Chris McLoghlin 
      Skypark Bungy – Cairns (IG, Facebook)
Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Episode 3: Great Barrier Reef: Along the coastline, Zac and Darin take a deep dive into the coral reef restoration techniques supporting a vast underwater ecosystem.

  1. Australian Institute of Marine Science – Townsville QLD (IG, Facebook, Twitter)
    • Dr. Carly Randall 
  2. Great Barrier Reef Foundation – Townsville QLD (IG, Facebook, Twitter)
    • Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
  3. Mars Sustainable Solutions – Cairns QLD
    • Alicia McArdle
  4. Reef Magic Cruises – Cairns QLD (IG, Facebook)
    Cruise Whitsundays – Airlie Beach QLD (IG, Facebook, Twitter)
Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Episode 4: Torres Strait: Zac and Darin test their cooking skills in Melbourne before heading to the Torres Strait Islands to understand the impact of rising sea levels.

  1. Mabu Mabu – Melbourne (IG, Facebook) 
    Nornie Bero
Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Episode 5: Waste: Searching for ways to minimize their carbon footprint, Zac and Darin visit a self-sustaining home and other businesses innovating to reduce waste.

  1. Future Food System – Melbourne (IG, Facebook)
    • Joost Bakker 
  2. Atiyah Food Culture – Melbourne (IG, Facebook)
    • Ben Armstrong 
  3. OzHarvest – Alexandria NSW (IG, Facebook, Twitter)
    • Ronni Kahn
  4. Flora & Fauna – Sydney NSW (IG, Facebook, Twitter)
    • Julie Mathers
  5. Fish Butchery – Sydney (IG)
    • Josh Niland 
  6. Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures – Kangaroo Island (IG, Facebook)
    Captain Andrew Neighbour 
Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Episode 6: Wildfire: In the aftermath of a devastating bushfire season, Zac and Darin learn about efforts to rehabilitate the wildlife and livestock population.

  1. Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park (IG, Facebook)
    • Sam Mitchell
    • Dana Mitchell 
  2. Firedoor – NSW (IG, Facebook)
    Chef Lennox Hastie
Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Episode 7: Aboriginal Voices: Leaders and representatives of Aboriginal communities show Zac and Darin how Indigenous cultures live to protect and preserve the land.

  1. Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours – QLD (IG, Facebook, Twitter)
    • Linc Walker
    • Brandon Walker 
  2. Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park – QLD (IG, Facebook, Twitter)
    • Edward Thomas
  3. Girringun Aboriginal Corporation Rangers – Cardwell QLD (IG, Facebook)
    • Phil Rist
      Sonya Takau
Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Episode 8: Eco Innovators: Eco-innovators introduce Zac and Darin to unique and cost-effective ways to address complex problems and help heal the environment.

  • Sea Forest – Tasmania (IG)
  • Sam Elsom
  • Dr. Rocky De Nys 
  • Soil Carbon Company is now known as Loam Bio – NSW (Twitter)
  • Tegan Nock 
  • Pacific Hydro – VIC (Facebook)
  • Rachel Watson 
  • Great Wrap – Hastings, VIC (IG, Facebook, Twitter)  
  • Jordy Kay 
    Julia Kay

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