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Living sustainably 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 eco-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 week. For more info, visit https://brightly.eco/podcast
 
Food for Thought is THE resource for living compassionately and healthfully. Listen to insightful, common sense perspectives about food, animals, cooking, eating, health, language, politics, zero waste living, literature, film, advocacy, and so much more from the Joyful Vegan herself, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.
 
Welcome to the Hey Change Podcast. We speak with climate activists, social justice advocates, change-makers, and thought leaders to inspire and empower ourselves to be the change we wish to see in the world. If you’re ready to make meaningful changes in your life and help shape the path for a more just and sustainable tomorrow, you’re in the right place. We are so excited to have you on this journey with us! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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.
 
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Wouldn't be great if we could give ourselves a bit of a break as we strive for sustainability in our everyday lives? That's why we had Lauren Gropper, the founder of Repurpose, on the Positively Green Podcast. Repurpose is one of the leading brands in compostable single-use tableware - meaning you can plan your next BBQ with a clean conscience! Top…
 
What roles should businesses play in fighting climate justice and co-creating a better world? We'll get into that and much more in this episode with Yvette Torres-Rahman, Co-Founder and CEO of Business Fights Poverty. Get FREE tickets to the UNGA summit on September 20-24, 2021. Use code "HEYCHANGEUNGA" when registering! Event Tickets: https://busi…
 
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity's demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what our planet can regenerate for that entire year. This year, it fell on July 29, which means that humans currently use 74 percent more resources than what the planet can regenerate. In this episode, Laura speaks with Sarah Bail…
 
Aspiring to live lightly on this planet can be a pain in the butt, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. Listen to this episode about how to take responsibility for the things, the STUFF, we have brought into our lives by exercising generosity rather than by creating garbage. This podcast is sponsored by listeners like you. Please support it at …
 
Think of your go-to chain stores. You know them, you love them—but do you know if their sustainable values go beyond strategic marketing? We ranked some of America’s most popular picks—including Walmart, Costco, Target, and Trader Joe's—to find out how sustainable they are. Here's which ones came out on top, and which still have work to do. For the…
 
Americans (vegan and non-vegan) throw away 40% of the food we bring into our homes — leading to greenhouse gas emissions in landfills, wasted money, human / animal conflicts, and squandered resources. Enjoy Part Two of the series on FOOD WASTE and learn a number of solutions for preventing food waste in our own lives. 👉 Supporters receive transcrip…
 
In today’s episode, Laura and Liza highlight their favorite sustainable products from Brightly's upcoming September Product Drop, only available for a limited time from September 6-12. From clean beauty to home goods, discover some of the standout picks we can’t wait for you to get your hands on. To see the products, visit https://brightly.eco/sept…
 
The woes of composting your food waste are many. From the odor to messiness, trying to compost at home can be extremely challenging, especially if you don't have composting service or a backyard to finish your compost. That's why we had Jeremy Lang, the founder of Pela and Lomi, on the Positively Green Podcast. In this episode, we learn all about L…
 
With takeout sales at an all-time high as a result of the global pandemic, sustainable packaging is more important than ever. As sales rise, so do concerns about the environmental toll of all the extra packaging waste being sent straight to landfills—which are already almost at full capacity. In this episode, Laura talks with Lauren Olson, the Zero…
 
We all understand how important it is to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, but there are a lot of popular eco hacks out there that might not be as sustainable as you think. In this episode, Brightly co-founders Laura and Liza dive into some of the most common—like is washing dishes by hand really better than using the dishwasher? Keep listening t…
 
It's that time of year again! Back to school shopping. In this episode, Suzette will share her eco-friendly back-to-school shopping tips, adapted from an article written by Jennifer Aiken. In this episode you’ll learn about: Shopping for school supplies Buying eco-friendly clothes Packing a plastic-free lunch Yummy alternatives to packaged snacks R…
 
So many of us have made it a goal to build a sustainable skincare routine. In today's episode, Liza talks to Lorraine Dallmeier, a biologist, chartered environmentalist, and the CEO of Formula Botanica, about what "green" beauty really is, the good (and bad) beauty trends out there right now, how to develop your own green skincare routine, and more…
 
Listen to this episode about pet cemeteries and animal burials old and new and what they tell us about the human-animal connection. The Food for Thought podcast is 100% listener-supported. Please become a patron today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. Thank you for listening.By Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
 
As we set out to create the most sustainable shopping experience possible, we knew it would look a little different than your average big box online store. In this episode, Laura and Liza discuss why they launched the Brightly Shop, how it works, and what our community thinks so far. For show notes, go to https://brightly.eco/why-we-launched-the-br…
 
Have you ever wondered what happens to your recyclables once they're picked up from the curb? What happens to those mattresses or old TVs we throw away? Or where all those clothes you put in a donation bin end up? Adam Minter knows the answer. Adam is a journalist and author who has been covering the global recycling trade for almost 20 years. In t…
 
In this very special episode, Brightly co-founders Laura and Liza dive into some burning questions from the Brightly community, including how they got started on their own sustainability journeys, the "why" behind the Brightly Shop, and more. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/community-questions/.…
 
Leadership matters and how we show up in the world is just as important as the work we do. In this Tiny Climate Challenge episode, our Guest Expert Joan Kling teaches us her coaching philosophy that she developed called PIES and we discuss how this can be applied in all of our lives. Her Tiny Climate challenge for each of us is to find or create a …
 
This has been an incredible season for the Hey Change Podcast, where we focused on Optimism in Action. We have learned so much from each of our guests, and in today’s episode, we will be sharing with you some of the gems from our conversations in season 3. This episode is going to be packed with takeaways, so get your pen and paper ready to jot dow…
 
If you've seen the news lately, you may be feeling angry, worried, and helpless about the current state of our planet. But you aren't alone. These feelings, coined as "eco-anxiety" and "climate anxiety," have been affecting all of us in different ways. In this episode of Good Together, Brightly co-founder Laura talks to Dr. Renee Lertzman—a researc…
 
Whether it's for a day trip or a week-long camping adventure, National Parks make the perfect backdrop for your summertime adventure. But with annual visitation increasing by over 40 million people between 2009 and 2019, the park system and the animals that live within it are really starting to feel the impact of the human footprint. In this episod…
 
Did you know that the roots of regenerative agriculture, organic farming, and the farm-to-table movement grew from the work of Black farmers like Dr. Booker T. Whatley and Dr. George Washington Carver? And yet today, Black farmers are highly underrepresented in farming and farm ownership. While the Black population of the US is approximately 13.4%,…
 
Don't worry if you didn't plan on making some changes this month. I've got you covered.⁠⁠ Whether you're consciously following #plasticfreejuly or just want to reduce (or be aware of) the amount of plastic you use, consume, and buy, you can join the journey at any point. ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Let's get you started.By Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
 
Plastic Free July is global movement that encourages people to decrease their plastic consumption throughout the month of July. Are you up for the challenge? If you need some plastic-free inspiration, be sure to tune into this episode. Laura and Liza share their favorite ways to reduce plastic waste, in addition to discussing why plastic pollution …
 
Did you know that there isn’t a single corner of the Earth where microplastics do not exist? Yes, plastics are taking over our world, but how bad is it, really? We sat down with our friend and colleague Madeleine MacGillivray to take a deep dive (no pun intended) into the topic of microplastics. Tune in to gain a full understanding of what they are…
 
What is the problem with zoos if they support conservation efforts, save endangered species, educate the public about wildlife, instill a love of animals, and foster appreciation for the natural world? Listen to find out. Food for Thought is a listener-supported podcast. Thank you for being a supporter at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.…
 
Purchasing fair trade products can be a great way to go about living a more sustainable and ethical life. Someone who knows this just about better than anyone is Paul Rice, the president, CEO, and founder of Fair Trade USA. In this episode, Liza and Paul take a deep-dive into fair trade and how it intersects with global events. They touch on the re…
 
Lonely Whale’s #stopsucking campaign has eliminated approximately 20 billion single-use plastic straws from the waste stream. Today, we learned from Kendall Starkman, the Director of NextWave Plastics, about her work with the consortium of companies convened by the award-winning non-profit Lonely Whale. In this conversation: Plastic credits & plast…
 
A guided meditation to look beyond climate change and envision a new kind of world! Scripted, recorded, and edited by your host, Anne Therese Gennari. Sign up for my newsletter to receive updates on more meditations, classes, and other climate optimist news: https://theclimateoptimist.com/sign-up ----- What future could we find ourselves in if we k…
 
There are plenty of misconceptions about sustainable living. Sometimes, they can prevent people from entering the world of eco-friendly living altogether. But don't believe everything you hear. In this episode, Laura and Liza chat about some of these common myths and misconceptions, from the idea that sustainable living is always more expensive to …
 
In this episode, we speak with Val Emanuel, sustainability advocate, animal activist, entrepreneur and co-founder, with Anne Therese, of the world’s first ethical modeling agency, Role Models Management. Val shares with us how growing up in an immigrant family shaped her views on sustainable living, and how she practices a sustainable lifestyle, no…
 
You may know Alicia Silverstone as the star of the cult-classic film, Clueless, but what you may not know is that she's also a dedicated activist in the health and wellness space. Not only does Alicia run her own healthy living blog called The Kind Life, but she has also been vegan for many years and even released a book in 2011 called The Kind Die…
 
In this episode, you’ll hear the incredible story of refugee-turned-model/entrepreneur and humanitarian Mari Malek. Mari shares with us how she went from fleeing South Sudan as a child refugee to modeling and DJ'ing for top magazines and luxury brands in NYC. Mari has worked with clients like Lanvin, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar, acted in the feature…
 
Have you ever been curious about starting a garden or growing your own food, but always assumed you didn't have adequate space or time? Turns out there's a solution to that: hydroponic gardening. In this episode, Laura chats with Jacob Pechenik, the co-founder of Lettuce Grow—a company that makes self-watering, self-fertilizing hydroponic Farmstand…
 
In this episode, we are sharing six wellness tips to slow your mind, strengthen your body, and tend to your spirit for the refreshing season of Spring. We discuss: How to grow your own sprouts right on your kitchen counter The importance of a "sit spot" to help calm your mind and connect with nature Incorporating tinctures into your self-care routi…
 
In this episode, we speak with the incredible Dr. Julie Pullen about the importance of building community around climate solutions. Dr. Julie Pullen is a climate scientist using advanced computing technology and open-source software to quantify climate risk in the financial sector and beyond. With a background in earth system prediction and complex…
 
This conversation has invited me to look at those in my mirror. Where I try to polish and where I accept the invitation. In the broader scale where we in West are so busy polishing that our arms are falling off. It takes some breathing deeply and a commitment to not turn away. About Bayo Bayo Akomolafe (Ph.D.), rooted with the Yoruba people in a mo…
 
There are more than 25,000 bee species globally, but when most people think about "saving bees," they tend to think only of the European honeybee — a species not native to the U.S. — that has been domesticated for crop pollination and honey production. Listen to this episode for how to help wild bees, both directly and indirectly. Food for Thought …
 
Summer is right around the corner, which means sunshine, beach days, camping, hiking—basically all things outdoors. But while we're enjoying everything Mother Earth has to offer, it's also important to keep our eco-footprints as small as possible. In this episode, Laura and Liza share some of their favorite eco-friendly products that are sure to ma…
 
This episode is for the creatives and creators! We had the pleasure of speaking with 26 year old, London-based poetic phenomenon, Tom Roberts, aka Tomfoolery. His poem “The Great Realization” has been viewed over 60 million times and been transcribed into languages all over the world. Tom’s mission to spread a message of hope, optimism, and sociall…
 
Money is power but is it OK to use that power to change the world? Here are my few cents on this right now - tune in and see what resonates, contemplate what feels new and different, and please challenge me on whatever doesn't feel right! My four truths right now: It's OK to make (a lot of) money changing the world It’s OK to not have the answers a…
 
We're all about celebrating imperfect eco-friendly living, and it turns out actress and environmentalist Nikki Reed is, too. Nikki is widely known for her role in the Twilight series, but she also has a passion for the planet. In 2017, she launched a line of ethical and sustainable jewelry, skin-care, and apparel, and now she has a line of sustaina…
 
In today’s episode, we speak with two advocates for garment worker rights, Yeni and Nayantara, about what it’s like to be a garment worker in America today. Yeni Dewi has worked in the garment industry in Los Angeles and in Indonesia for over a decade. She is a leader at the Garment Worker Center, fighting for dignity and fair wages for all garment…
 
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by climate change? Are you afraid that if you allow yourself to fully understand the magnitude of the problem, you’ll lose yourself in despair? First of all, know that you’re not alone. Studies have shown that the more you learn about climate change, the less you tend to do, and the overwhelm that comes with this growin…
 
Leather doesn't have the best rap when it comes to the environment. Luckily, there are more sustainable alternatives than ever before, and that's exactly what we discuss in this episode. Laura chats with Inder Bedi, the founder of Matt & Nat, who has gone on to launch 457 ANEW—a slow fashion line that creates handbags, clothing, and more out of lan…
 
In this episode, we speak with Ayesha Barenblat, CEO and founder of Remake.World. As a social entrepreneur with a passion for building sustainable supply chains that respect people and our planet, she founded Remake to mobilize citizens to demand a more just, transparent, and accountable fashion industry. Remake’s free educational resources, advoca…
 
Nate Dewart is a Senior Project Manager at an energy consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. We chat about climate action, policy creation, and intersectionality. In this episode, we discuss: How you can advocate for better environmental standards in your home and community About home appliance efficiency standards and the impacts on the env…
 
Hi friends, welcome to my Climate Optimist Fridays, a series of short motivational episodes to kick off the weekend and to reset after what might have been a long and challenging week. I’ve realized that when most people suffer from Sunday Scaries, I tend to suffer from Friday Anxieties. It’s interesting but when Friday afternoon comes around, I ju…
 
What is one of the biggest culprits hindering the “zero” part of my zero-waste journey? MAIL! Junk mail, flyers, catalogs, credit card offers, charity solicitations, and just...mail in general. How to reduce it? How to properly discard it? Listen to today's episode. Resources for living compassionately & healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, including my…
 
If you love the aesthetic of a plant-filled home but don’t have the greenest thumb, you’re in the right place. In this episode, Laura chats with Nick Cutsumpas, who you may know as @farmernick on Instagram. Together, they discuss the ins and outs of plant parenting, including what Nick considers the "holy trinity" of beginner plants, how to avoid m…
 
We had the privilege of speaking with a visionary of our times, Teju Adisa-Farrar. In this episode, we discuss intersectional environmentalism, eco apartheid, and how imagining a future outside of the capitalist system is a form of resistance. Teju is a Jamaican-American geographer, researcher, writer, and poet from Oakland, California. Her interdi…
 
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