show episodes
 
Living ethically should be easier. Curious about a zero waste lifestyle? Want to know what the “circular economy” or “slow fashion” really means? Each episode, brought to you from Brightly.eco by ethical experts Laura Alexander Wittig and Liza Moiseeva, features daily, actionable tips to help you live your life more sustainably. Start changing the world by listening to a new, bite-sized episode every other week. For more info, visit https://brightly.eco/podcast
 
This podcast is here to inspire you to come closer to nature; practically, spiritually and bodily. Guests on this show share their wisdom and ways and inspire you on ways to live more sustainably, connected to the Earth beneath your feet and to each other. The conversations will spark new choices you can make your own life to leave a gentle footprint on the planet.
 
Emphasizing the fact that being vegan is a means rather than an end in itself, the Food for Thought podcast addresses all aspects of eating and living compassionately and healthfully. Each episode addresses commonly asked questions about being vegan, including those regarding animal protection, food, cooking, eating, and nutrition — and debunks the myths surrounding these issues. Hosted by bestselling author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Food for Thought has been changing lives for over a dozen ...
 
Welcome to Hey Change, a world where we embrace the unknown, inspire each other, and find happiness in new realities. If you're ready to become a Climate Optimist and to start seeing the world from a new set of eyes, you've come to the right place. I'm so excited to have you here and to share this journey with you. Let's dive in! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Loading …
show series
 
Stanford climate scientist and professor Noah Diffenbaugh joins us to discuss the link between wildfires and climate change. From Seattle to Portland to the Bay Area, it seems like the whole West Coast is covered in bright orange skies and billowing smoke. Wildfires aren’t a new phenomenon, but we are seeing more and more of them each year. In this…
 
Did you know that we have merely 60 years less of growable soil? That is if we continue doing farming the way we do today. The good thing is that soil has an incredible ability to regenerate and that it's hungry for carbon. And if it's something we have way too much of in our atmosphere today, it's just that. So not only do we have the ability to s…
 
When someone says “fast food,” “sustainability” might not be the word that comes to mind. Chipotle Mexican Grill, the fast-food restaurant best known for burrito bowls and #extra guac, is trying to change that. We chatted with Caitlin Leibert, Chipotle’s Head of Sustainability and Executive Director of the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, about what …
 
The COVID-19 reality we're all faced with has caused everyone to make sacrifices, endure hardships, and change up our daily routines. There's a silver lining, though: it's easier than ever to make eco-friendly choices. Our lifestyles have changed drastically, and almost all of these changes have been for the better. Today we’re sharing our best tip…
 
The thousands of animal-related words and expressions we have in our English language illustrate how deeply connected we are to animals, and that's never more apparent than in the names of plants — both the common names and the botanical names. Join me on this fun journey through gardens, fields, and forests as we discover plants, trees, flowers, a…
 
Not being able to travel because of COVID-19 makes it the perfect time to think about our future travel decisions and how your luggage can make a difference. Indré Rockefeller, the co-founder of sustainable travel goods company Paravel, chatted with us about sustainable travel. From her life-changing trip to Antarctica to how companies consider mor…
 
About 10% of Americans move each year. But this year, 20% of Americans have moved or know someone who has. COVID-19 has led people to move back in with family, find a new place with more space, or look for cheaper housing. Some are even moving because staying in a major city isn’t quite as appealing when you’re confined to your apartment or home. W…
 
Let's talk politics and ideas for a whole new world! We’re thrilled to have interviewed Howie Hawkins, Green Party presidential candidate. If you’ve never heard of Howie, prepare to get inspired. Howie has been deep in fights for peace, justice, labor, the environment, and independent working class politics since 1967. His current big fight is for …
 
We’re about to take a break from new podcast episodes for a while, so we wanted to have an informal chat about some life updates, what’s new with us, and what we’ve been up to! Plus, hear all about our halotherapy (salt room) experience! We recently visited the Salt Room Lake Country and had an awesome time. It’s a holistic and natural treatment th…
 
When a giant corporation like Apple, Driscoll’s, or L’Oreal truly commits to sustainable changes, it creates a massive positive impact. Trista Bridges, founder of Read the Air and co-author of Leading Sustainably, is an expert in corporate sustainability efforts. On this episode, we chat about the big companies that are truly working towards a more…
 
The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lock-down have added stress and strain to our bodies, hearts, and minds. Listen to this episode for ideas for staying healthy physically, emotionally, and mentally during this time and always. Thank you to listener supporters who make this podcast possible. Please become one at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau…
 
What is circular fashion? In today’s episode, we talked with Paul Dillinger from Levi’s about how jeans should be made with their end in mind, and how to give them new life as a new pair of denim. Paul told us all about Levi’s WellThread™ collection, which is the first example of circular fashion available to consumers, and shared why sustainable f…
 
Dreaming of a clean, sustainable, budget-friendly, and naturally organized home? Kait Schulhof, author of the sustainable cleaning blog A Clean Bee, shares her best cleaning and organizing tricks on this episode of Good Together. From how to make your own cleaning solutions to finding the best use for your old cleaning tools, Kait has loads of acti…
 
As the demand for eco-friendly and sustainable items rises, more and more zero waste and bulk shops are opening to meet that need! Our guest for this episode is Jenna Meier, the owner of The Glass Pantry, a newly-opened zero waste and bulk store located in the Walkers Point neighborhood of Milwaukee, WI. Her goal is to make your sustainability jour…
 
The Plastic-Free July challenge is meant to bring awareness to our daily plastic consumption and it can be staggering to see the amount of waste we generate constantly. We asked Brianne West, founder of Ethique, to help us spotlight the campaign and share tips on how we can all reduce our plastic waste from our personal care products. For show note…
 
“A lot of times I can see clearly what the potential of this person is. I can see what their life path is. I can even see the steps of how they can meet this potential. But a lot of people are die-hard fixed to their current identity and they may not know why. Most people don’t know how much they’re holding themselves back.” Today's chat with intui…
 
Plastic consumption and plastic pollution have skyrocketed during the pandemic because of the increase in the use of disposable gloves, masks, and gowns; online shopping, restaurant take-out; and the prohibition of reusable bags, cups, and containers. What's a conscious consumer to do? Is it possible to reduce our plastic consumption when we're in …
 
Everyone knows that carbon emissions play a massive role in climate change, but understanding exactly how they effect climate change and what individuals can do to help is a different story. In this episode of Good Together, Liza sits down with Laura Diez, a climate scientist and the host of the Eco Chic podcast, joins us to explain the ins and out…
 
Do you ever feel like you’re on an island when it comes to caring about sustainability? Do you wish you could get involved with a local group that also shares that passion? You can! Please welcome our guest Laura Loucks, Volunteer Coordinator with the Waukesha County Green Team, as we learn about green teams and building a community effort around s…
 
How you take care of yourself as an activist is super important. Not only will you be able to sustain your activism for a longer time, but you will have a much bigger impact on the world and those around you. This episode will focus on the spiritual work and mindset that goes into being the change you want to see in the world. We will talk about wh…
 
We can't talk about eco-friendly and sustainable living without understanding how environmentalism as we know it has not been accessible to all in the past, and still isn't today. Intersectional environmentalism puts environmentalism and social justice squarely together, and in this episode, we spoke about all things sustainability and equality wit…
 
A deadly pandemic, job loss, economic turmoil, social isolation, fear, insecurity, debt, disparity, civic unrest, and confronting centuries-long racial tensions, systemic racism, and injustice. No wonder people are angry and anxious. Join me for this episode about how to come together, cope, and find hope and joy in turbulent times. Food for Though…
 
Summer is officially upon us, and with it comes lots of fun activities. In this episode, Liza and Laura chat about how to responsibly swim and camp in the wild, they share favorite swimsuit brands and picnic-ready conscious eating recipes, and discuss the impact that your upcoming road trip might have on the planet. We show you ways to tweak your p…
 
Every one of us has had to manage what to do when uninvited guests take up residence in our attics, walls, or basements. Sadly, we're too quick to consider them "pests" and take lethal measures to get rid of them. But even when we want to take compassionate action, we may be deceived or making it worse for the animal. Listen to this important episo…
 
My dear friend and mentor Stefana Serafina is our guest today. Her work has transformed my life. The way I live in my body and what I experience because of the intimate relationship with its language. It became a very rich conversation about body, my body, your body, the body as the extension of Earth. . A conversation and reflection about the risk…
 
The fabric that makes up things like bedding, towels, and clothing have a huge impact on the environment, the people that make them, and your health, too. In today’s episode of Good Together, Liza and Laura sit down with Kestrel Jenkins McGill, host of the Conscious Chatter podcast and founder of Left Edit, to discuss how our textile consumption ha…
 
How do we make change happen in a world that may not be ready for change? It’s election year here in the US and if there’s something that might be more important than anything it's that if you can, you turn out to vote. But what does this look like during a pandemic? And more so - how can you be more involved in politics in your every day life? Doe…
 
If you’ve ever doubted the power of voting, all you need to do is take a look at the history of and struggle for suffrage — the right to vote — in this country, because the power of voting can be measured by the efforts to suppress, limit, and restrict it. Voting rights have been hard-won for most segments of the population, especially the millions…
 
You don’t need lots of money to live with the planet in mind, but it’s a myth that is constantly repeated. The good news is -- you can do good for the world on the cheap, and we’re here to share some tips on how you can put your values first while also saving money. While eco-friendly options sometimes do cost more, it’s not always the case. As a m…
 
As advocates for the causes we care about — whether it’s racial justice, environmental sustainability, animal protection, reproductive rights, or all of the above — it can be difficult to decide where to spend your time, money, and energy, and I don’t believe there’s one answer. But I do believe political engagement is one of them. Join me in this …
 
Plastic is the packaging of choice for so much of what we eat. Bulk stores are an option, of course, but that requires bringing along your own jars, getting them labeled, and trekking back home with heavy bags. Zuleyka Strasner knew that there was a better way to eliminate plastic from our groceries. She’s the founder of Zero, the first single-use-…
 
We’re having an important conversation today about the intersection of race and agriculture, the glaring issues within the clean food movement, and how regenerative agriculture keeps getting it wrong with Chris Newman. Chris is the co-founder of Sylvanaqua Farms, which is based in the D.C. region. They raise forest-raised pork, grass-fed beef, and …
 
At Good Together, and at Brightly, we condemn hate, violence, and racism. We seek to uplift and inspire everyone to create a better world. Current events are divisive and target those who have been oppressed. We believe that sustainability equals fairness for all. We will not be releasing a new episode this week in order to create space to amplify …
 
We’re heading to the polls and chatting all about voting today! We interview Nathaniel Stinnett, founder of the Environmental Voter Project, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that aims to significantly increase voter demand for environmental leadership by identifying inactive environmentalists and then turning them into consistent activists and …
 
The term "vote with your dollar" is starting to become fairly well-known. People understand that how they spend their money and what companies and products they support matters. But what most people don't know is that we must also pay attention to what our money is doing when it's just sitting in our banks. Because (and this might come as a surpris…
 
What does “clean beauty” actually mean, and why should care about the ingredients that we’re putting on our faces every day? In this episode of Good Together, Laura sits down with Tiila Abbitt, the founder of Aether Beauty, to discuss everything you need to know about the clean beauty industry. Tiila shares valuable tidbits about how the U.S. regul…
 
We all know that fast fashion is damaging to the people and the planet. What you probably haven’t heard is that the COVID-19 pandemic has created a crisis for garment factory employees. Jessica Andrews, Deputy Fashion Editor at Bustle discusses how Fair Trade USA is mobilizing to protect garment workers amid this unprecedented event. Jessica’s year…
 
Today's episode is not as gruesome as it sounds — aside from the fact that killing animals and eating their body parts is kinda gruesome — but it IS fascinating. It's all about words with animal flesh and fluids at their roots both actually AND etymologically. Words you'd never expect. Words you never even realized. Take a listen and see what I mea…
 
Did you know that it takes 713 gallons of water, 1/3 LBS of pesticides, and 13 LBS of carbon to make ONE t-shirt? Crazy, right? Also, did every year, about half a million tonnes of plastic microfibers leak into our oceans from washing synthetics - the equivalent to 50 million plastic bottles. These crazy facts don't even mention the inhumane and un…
 
Joe the Gardener from the hit PBS show Growing a Greener World shows would-be gardeners and green thumbs alike how to spring to action during COVID-19. Gardeners around the world are growing their own veggies, seeking fresh air, and enjoying a moment to connect with the planet via their garden. If you’ve never grown your own garden, it’s the perfec…
 
In this episode about my zero waste journey, I share the principles that have absolutely changed my thinking and way of living. Zero Waste is not simply about my making YouTube videos about how to make zero-waste almond milk (although I do that!), it's a way of thinking that profoundly changes our approach to resources and production, going beyond …
 
We have another awesome lady boss guest on the Positively Green Podcast today! We chat with the CEO of Plaine Products, Lindsey McCoy. They are a natural, refillable, zero waste body care brand that you will LOVE. Get an inside scoop of what it’s like running a sustainable business and learn how they have helped divert over 100,000 plastic bottles …
 
Is there hope for our planet or should we consider it game over? If you were starting to doubt, make sure to tune into this conversation with Renee Peters and she will undoubtedly bring back your faith! "It's incredible to see how fast soil comes back to life when humans get to work with it the right way. For the longest time I thought we were the …
 
Whether you’re looking for a gift for your mom (Mother’s Day is just around the corner) or you’re looking to replace your threadbare sweatpants with an ethical alternative – today’s episode won’t disappoint. Our listeners have been asking us to break down some of our favorite sustainable brands to support, and we’ve got recommendations for people l…
 
What does it mean to really find some time with yourself and reflect on... everything? What does sustainability mean and how has that whole term got a completely new spin these later days? Adam Taubenfligel is one of the co-founders of sustainable denim brand Triarchy and one of the coolest guys I've talked to in a long time. He might look like a c…
 
Have you ever looked at your home and said, “I just can’t deal with all this stuff?!” Stephanie Seferian, our episode guest and co-host of the Sustainable Minimalists podcast, can relate. As a new mom, she struggled with the amount of baby gear filling her small apartment – so she decided to do something about it and turned to minimalism. She’s sha…
 
While it's true that countertop appliances require some space, it's also true that they make it easy to prepare and eat delicious, nutrient-dense, animal-free, plant-based dishes. While you can get along without them, I do think a couple are worth the space they take up on your counter, and their price points are really reasonable these days. In ad…
 
Please welcome Ratih Sutrisno, the Communications & Outreach Coordinator at Transition US, the national hub representing the Transition Movement in the United States. This is a grassroots movement and method of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world. It’s based on fostering a deeper connection and acting locally to become se…
 
COVID-19 has inspired the world to roll up our sleeves to create change. We don’t need to ask whether climate change is happening – or whether humans are causing it. Instead, we need to ask: “what can we do?” In honor of Earth Day, we sit down with Kamea Chayne, the author of Thrive, a conscious creative, and the host of Green Dreamer Podcast, wher…
 
Creating a daily routine is essential even if we weren't quarantined, sheltering in place, and physically distancing from one another. (Has anyone coined "Quar-routine" yet?) In a previous episode called "50 Ways to Create a Meaningful Life," I promised I would break out some of the items into their own individual episodes, and so here we are. In t…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2020 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login