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Bay Curious is a show about your questions – and the adventures you find when you go looking for the answers. Join host Olivia Allen-Price to explore all aspects of the San Francisco Bay Area – from the debate over "Frisco", to the dinosaurs that once roamed California, to the causes of homelessness. Whether you lived here your whole life, or just arrived, Bay Curious will deepen your understanding of this place you call home.
 
WARDROBE CRISIS is a fashion podcast about sustainability, ethical fashion and making a difference in the world. Host Clare Press was the first VOGUE sustainability editor, and each week she interviews international guests about the big issues facing the fashion industry. Get to know their personal stories, and be part of the change. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Welcome to our podcast! We are a nonprofit, multimedia digital magazine focusing on in-depth profiles of intriguing artisans and innovators across the globe — the movers and makers who are creating a world built to last. To support this project, please consider making a donation — it's tax-deductible! www.craftsmanship.net/donate
 
The Eco-Warriors Podcast features inspiring stories of women in green business, sustainability, environmentalism, and conservation. We discuss the challenges and wins they’ve had along the way, share their passion for the environment with aspiring young professionals and entrepreneurs, and hear their advice on living a more eco-conscious lifestyle. Host Barbara Lee dives into deep conversations with other eco-conscious women about their careers in the green space. Support this podcast: https ...
 
Newsflash — We have a waste problem in this country. Want proof? In the United States, about 40% of our food supply goes to waste. And that’s just food. We know it's easy to get overwhelmed by how wasteful we are in modern America. Maybe what's missing is some hope, some inspiration, and a helpful way to get started on the path to a more sustainable lifestyle. Welcome to Unwasted — a podcast all about inspiring everyone to live less wasteful, more meaningful lives. Each week, we hear the pow ...
 
Environmental and social issues can feel confusing and overwhelming, especially when we try to tackle solutions on our own. That’s why it’s important to collaborate with other optimistic activists on sustainable strategies. When we join the movement together and break down complex practices, we can make profound changes. By focusing on collective movements over the long-term, our social impact makes our communities better. And eventually, our work becomes a beacon of hope for the entire worl ...
 
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A lot of us are cleaning out our closets these days, getting rid of the stuff we don't wear and maybe even downsizing. But what do you do with all those old clothes? And, can stained or ripped clothes be recycled? We've got answers. Additional Reading: How to Responsibly Purge Your Closet in the Bay Area What Can You Do With Used Clothing Not Suita…
 
In her Design Class, Qiting Fang was challenged to come up for a solution to food waste. The problem she thought to pursue was figuring out a useful solution to all of the tea that is drank in her homeland China. The solution: tea desiccants. Desiccants are those little packets, usually filled with silicone gel beads, that are put into products to …
 
Western monarch butterflies migrate to California to overwinter each year, traveling hundreds, even thousands of miles When they arrive, they need nectar flowers and milkweed to survive, but climate change, pesticide use and loss of habitat are threatening these magical creatures. A Bay Curious listener named Ellea wants to know what we can do to h…
 
When talking about health and chronic diseases, people don't really talk about financial freedom and what it can do for you. People are always trying to find solutions to their problems without really going in on the root cause. Just like a chronic disease, it can be cured and financial independence is a good way to start. Learn how to invest in wh…
 
Following a stint on an integrated farm, Anna Sacks changed her career from investment banking to working on helping to solve our economy's big waste problems - products that are like new are thrown out by business to make room for more products. Anna posts on social as @thetrashwalker and shares her finds. Some of what we talk about may be incredi…
 
What makes people devote hours to the frustrating task of gluing together pieces so small you have to pick them up with tweezers? And does this obsessive hobby even matter anymore? To find out, a devotee of the art dives into Revell’s world of plastic models. "Parts & Recreation" originally appeared in Craftsmanship Quarterly, a multimedia online m…
 
This episode is a collaboration with SEEDS, a non-governmental, non-profit organization based in Reykjavík, Iceland. SEEDS hosted a movie screening in November of the movie "The Recycling Myth." Filmed across the globe and revealing the latest scientific research, WHY PLASTIC? will bring uncomfortable facts to the table, confronting the audience wi…
 
Bay Curious newsletter reader Mike Robbins wrote to us saying he has thousands of dollars in toll violations and penalties. The number seemed so high we were incredulous. But, it turns out if you miss a few toll invoices, or don't pay them quickly enough, it's easy for a $6 or $7 toll fee to escalate into thousands of dollars of debt. We explain ho…
 
You might not see things quite the same way that other people do, and that may not work in your favor. You might feel as if you're left behind or have been discarded. This is the sad truth for many educational systems around the globe. The inability to recognize and acknowledge differences in mental and intellectual patterns poses a great risk to o…
 
After a near-death accident, Anastasia Allison quit her job as a railroad police officer and created her own company, Kula Cloth. Kula Cloth are reusable pee cloths that are functional and environmentally friendly for anyone who spends time on the trails or wants to find an alternative to toilet paper. As strange as they sound, they’re incredibly u…
 
Corinna Bellizzi is featured on the Halfass To Badass with Satori Mateu: Have you ever had someone believe in you and see something that others maybe didn’t? Have you ever had someone do something special for you, and inspire you to pay it forward? Today's guest will share real-life obstacles and struggles and how she overcame them. Corinna Bellizz…
 
Why do you need to step into change to grow? Because “change is” and nothing alive is stagnant. Corinna Bellizzi welcomes Aden Nepom, the President at the Art of Change Skills for Life. Aden talks with Corinna about how you will encounter change at every stage of your life. Change can be uncomfortable because you need to move out of your comfort zo…
 
A collection of sewing enthusiasts, dedicated to the anachronistic art of making old-fashioned clothes, stumbles onto a path that revives quality, comfort, ecological consciousness—and respect for the female form in all its varieties. "Historical Clothing’s Comeback" originally appeared in Craftsmanship Quarterly, a multimedia online magazine about…
 
Using transaction fees, TreeCard is the wooden debit card that helps to plant trees. Grant LeCorte, Community Leader for TreeCard, gave us all the details on how we can all automate our small sustainable actions by doing things like making daily purchases and using a search engine like Ecosia. We also touch on Grant’s journey into sustainability an…
 
This is an episode of Coffee On Purpose, replayed with permission. Enjoy! Coffee on Purpose episodes features caffeinated conversations with inspiring difference-makers. Scott and his guest pick a word or topic that applies broadly to work that matters and unpack it through their perspective and experience. Today's guest is purpose driven innovator…
 
Disposable diapers have a long-term detrimental impact on our environment. They take up to 300 years to decompose in landfill, and a single child can utilize more than 100 diapers per month during their diaper years. The total diapers used by many children approaches 5,000 during their lifetimes. In this episode Corinna connects with Bailey Bouwman…
 
When we get started on our sustainability journeys, we’re all coming to it from different ways and for different reasons. As a move to help diversify the voices we share on this show, we’re happy to present Hanz Rodriguez, Eco-Warrior Podcast’s Production Editor, and Belinda Chiu, Social Media Manager and Researcher, in this conversation about how …
 
When trying to identify a San Francisco accent, sometimes people point to the "Mission Brogue." But San Franciscans have always had many ways of speaking. Naming just one the San Francisco accent says more about who has political power than how people speak. Additional Reading: Why the Myth of the 'San Francisco Accent' Persists Uncovering the Real…
 
In the Basque country of Northern Spain, the Mondragon Corporation—the world’s largest co-operative business enterprise—has found ways to weather economic crises, avoid severe income inequality, and build long-term worker loyalty. Why don’t more businesses follow “the Mondragon model”? "Could Co-Ops Solve Income Inequality?" originally appeared in …
 
Have you ever thought about the problem of plastics? Statistics are stark. The very first plastic bottle ever produced is still in existence. It can take hundreds of years for it to decompose in landfill and recycling of plastic is presently inefficient and expensive. Join Corinna Bellizzi as she connects with Greg Dayley for a lively discussion ar…
 
At 120 gigatons of carbon stored in the ground, soil is the largest terrestrial pool of carbon on earth. The Soil Inventory Project is building technology and a database that will help farmers, ranchers and land managers be able to measure the carbon in their land. By helping to measure soil carbon and promoting practices that can help capture more…
 
The Bay Area is full of World War II history, even if it isn't always obvious. Listener Lise Ciolino stumbled on some in her Sausalito neighborhood when she learned that during the war there was a huge shipyard there. She wants to know "how the Liberty Ships produced in Sausalito affected the outcome of World War II." Additional Reading How Black S…
 
The battle to reverse climate change is a long and unending one. How do we keep our optimism in this trying and tiring fight? Corinna Bellizzi sits down with the climate optimist herself to get the answers. Anne Therese Gennari is the founder of the Climate Optimist, Rolemodels Agency, and Hey Change Podcast. She shifts the narrative around climate…
 
Austin Rempel works at American Forests, one of the oldest conservation organizations in the US founded in 1875. After getting his degrees in Ecology from University of Boulder and attending the Yale School of Forestry, Austin has been working on some of the most intense deforestation projects in post-wildfire environments. In this conversation, we…
 
As we approach the gift-giving frenzy that can be the holiday season, we revisit the topic of Sustainable Minimalism with an episode from earlier this year, when we featured Stephanie Seferian, a bestselling author, podcaster and blogger who is best known for her book and podcast, Sustainable Minimalism. We think her book would make a great holiday…
 
You've probably heard about degrowth, which is: "a planned reduction of energy and resource use designed to bring the economy back into balance with the living world in a way that reduces inequality and improves human well-being." (If this idea is new to you, have a listen to Episode 135 with economist Jason Hickel). Question: is it time to apply s…
 
Rebecca Burgess is the executive director of Fibershed, an internationally recognized nonprofit focused on transforming the clothing and textile system, the author of two books, and a vocationally trained weaver and natural dyer. She sat down with Craftsmanship Quarterly to talk about price and privilege when it comes to "slow fashion," why the wor…
 
Lenore Kenny has noticed an uptick in autonomous vehicles on the streets of San Francisco in recent months. Specifically, she's seen a lot of white Jaguar SUVs with "Waymo" stamped on the sides. We dig into why there are more driverless cars on the road now and what they're doing. Additional Reading: You're Not Imagining It: There Are More Driverle…
 
In this interview with Grant Morgan, we learn how the technology of UVC Light has the power to stop COVID-19 in its tracks, which is especially critical as we head indoors and gather for the holiday season. They dig into how the company was founded, and cover topics including Grant’s literal “lightbulb moment”, the reality of UVC as a greener optio…
 
It's the most wonderful time of the year to donate to charities, and if you do so early on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, your funds could be 100% matched by Meta (Facebook). Listen for details! The charity we chose to focus on for our fundraising efforts: The Corneal Dystrophy Foundation. Link to Fundraisers: https://www.facebook.com/CornealDystrophy…
 
Nicole Bassett is a Co-Founder of The Renewal Workshop. After spending time in film and production, Nicole decided to build a business that could be a force for change. After completing a Masters in Environmental Studies, Nicole worked at Patagonia then founded her own company to help other brands think about end of life for their products. Today, …
 
This week, Corinna features a fellow podcaster, Carolyn Kiel of Beyond 6 Seconds. They talk about the why behind Carolyn's podcast, telling the story that goes beyond the first 6 seconds of first impressions. They discuss their podcasting journeys and how each works to peek behind the veil and get to the truth behind the story in their interview fo…
 
From melty fake cheese to cultured lab-grown meat, investigative journalist Larissa Zimberoff is researching and sampling her way through some of the most innovative food products on the market. Following a couple of bumps in her career and for her own health, Larissa decided to pursue an MFA in creative writing and start journeying her discovery o…
 
This is the 11th and final installment of our coverage of Paul Hawken's bestselling new book, Regeneration: Ending The Climate Crisis In One Generation. Corinna asks the audience to submit any questions to Paul to her through CareMoreBeBetter.com so she can have a final blog or second interview with Paul to answer your questions. She shares her per…
 
Kindergartner Caleb Whan is fascinated by whales. He wants to know all about what they eat and where they live. We've got answers for him and for another Bay Curious question asker, Ellea, who wonders why more whales have been washing up dead on Bay Area beaches in recent years. Additional Reading: More Whales Are Washing Up Dead on Bay Area Beache…
 
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