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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-expert Laura Alexander Wittig, 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
 
From the popular blog www.startingsustainability.com we have created a podcast to help you learn the simple ways you can incorporate sustainable practices into your lifestyle. Follow Kaylin along with her triumphs and fails of navigating a sustainable lifestyle. Everyone can do more than re-usable bags and cups. Getting everyone to do an extra few steps towards sustainability will have a greater impact than just one person doing it perfectly. To learn more check out www.startingsustainabilit ...
 
Learn how to start living more sustainably with mother/daughter team Mary & Emma through weekly interviews with farmers, artists, authors, and leaders in the regenerative and sustainable living space. The Good Dirt podcast explores all aspects of a sustainable lifestyle with healthy soil as the touchpoint and metaphor for the healing of our relationship with the planet.
 
A podcast where friends spill the tea (mostly on themselves) on the struggles of living sustainably in a world that's going to sh*t. In each episode, we attempt to navigate the big messy grey area of being decent human beings who care about the planet. After all, we can't all be Greta! Tune in for honest chats about our sustainability fails, some slivers of hope, and actionable things we (and you) can start doing today.
 
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www.startingsustainability.com Kaylin has moved out to the country and has an itch to raise some chickens. Listen to the interview with Sarah Sexton to learn about the adventures in raising chickens. Sarah discusses adorable baby chicks and brooders, meat birds vs egg laying hens, chicken tractors, protection from predators and other must knows and…
 
Fiber farmer Lisa Mitchell encourages listeners to embrace a beginner’s mindset and connect to the earth through handwork and making as she tells us the story of her major life shift, from striving for success as an art therapist in the suburbs, to slow living on a guanaco farm in the Pacific Northwest. Guanacos, the undomesticated ancestors of the…
 
Fast fashion dominates our feeds. Scroll through your TikTok "For You" page and you’re bound to see clothing hauls from SHEIN, Princess Polly, and other brands. This week, Laura sits down with Garik Himebaugh of Eco-Stylist to discuss how to finally break up with fast fashion and build a sustainable wardrobe you love. For show notes, visit https://…
 
All right, Give-a-Shitters, Hannah is back, and today we are spilling the tea on moving (house) and living with roommates. We get it; it can be very tempting to simply leave all of your old crap behind (or throw it away) and buy all new stuff in your new apartment/flat/whatever you call it. But that’s probably not the most environmentally friendly …
 
Learn about individual actions you can take to mitigate climate change and make sustainability attainable for everyone, with Stephanie Miller, author of Zero Waste Living the 80/20 Way and founder of Zero Waste in DC. Stephanie left her job as a climate change specialist for the World Bank in order to simplify her own life, confront the disconnect …
 
NASA climate scientist Peter Kalmus was recently part of a peaceful protest outside of a JP Morgan Chase building in Los Angeles. His passionate speech not only made headlines, but also went viral on TikTok. In this episode, he discusses what leaders and civilians need to be paying attention to in order to make substantial change, offers some posit…
 
www.startingsustainability.com Learn about Kaylin's big move and a few of the things that went wrong. Of course something went wrong, something always goes wrong when moving. the lack of Easter celebration because of moving and now that we are in the new house we are looking into geothermal. What is geothermal? Listen in to find out! Support the sh…
 
Join us in this conversation about the ins and outs of sustainable fashion, how it has evolved over the last decade and where it might be headed. In this episode, Shannon Lohr, sustainable fashion expert and founder of Factory 45, discusses her own journey in apparel production and her subsequent launch of Factory 45 as an online business school fo…
 
Plant-forward, sustainable eating and scrappy cooking are on the rise as ways to mitigate climate change and better the planet. This week, Max La Manna, a low-waste, sustainable chef and award-winning author, shares simple ways to reduce food waste, how to incorporate more plant-based foods into your routine, and more. For show notes, visit https:/…
 
Challenge yourself to think a little deeper about what you buy with Rose and Doug Phillips of Conscious Clothing as they talk slow fashion, conscious consumption, staying authentic as business owners, and the “hearts and minds campaign,” encouraging consumers to delve into the impact of their purchasing power. Founded in Michigan in 2006, Conscious…
 
With everyone pointing fingers at each other, who’s really responsible for achieving net-zero emissions on a global scale? Shanu Mathew, an expert in all things sustainable investing and net-zero research, is here to help answer your questions. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/viral-meme-starts-conversation-about-global-carbon-emissions.…
 
It’s #fashionrevolutionweek! We have a special bonus episode up for you today where we're chatting about our own personal stories regarding shopping, clothing, and the slow fashion journey. Tune in to listen to us chat about the ongoing fight against fast fashion, the beacon of hope that is slow living, and how to get in on the fashion revolution m…
 
Welcome to part 2 of my chat with longtime friend and #1 fan of this podcast, Kelly Pucillo! If you haven't listened to part 1 yet, episode #9, go back and listen to that now. Or after. Your choice! I’m so excited to finally talk about the sustainability of motherhood with Kelly, as I am not a mom (unless you count cats as children??). In today’s e…
 
www.startingsustainability.com April has so many holidays!! We already talked about Easter last episode. Today we are focusing on World Health Day, Earth Day with springtime foraging, and Stop Food Waste Day! www.startingsustainability.com/episode118 Native Plant Finder: https://www.nwf.org/nativeplantfinder/ Support the show by shopping at our Ets…
 
What do heritage livestock breeds have to do with sustainable and regenerative farming practices? For Aliza Eliazarov, photography was the discipline that helped her to confront the disconnect she felt with her relationship to her food sources and the land, and opened the door to the importance of preserving heritage breeds and supporting the regen…
 
When it comes to sustainable eating, many people assume swapping meat and dairy for plant-based alternatives is the only way to reduce your impact. But this week's guest, Clarissa Wei, host of the Climate Cuisine podcast, is reimagining mindful and sustainable eating—one local crop at a time. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/clarissa-wei-…
 
Learn to make space for what truly makes you happy using the power of refusal and conscious choice, with Danielle Alvarado of Sustainably Kind Living. Danielle’s educational online collective for the conscious consumer provides alternative resources to the harmful fast fashion, home, and beauty industries. Moved by the horrific stories she heard fi…
 
We just launched our Sustainability Trends Report on Brightly.eco, and one thing that's on the rise in 2022 is sustainable pet parenting as conscious consumers look to reduce the carbon pawprint of their furry friends. In this episode, Laura and veterinarian Dr. Rory Cowlam discuss everything from eco-friendly pet diets to how to cut down on waste.…
 
Today, we have a very special episode for you with our #1 fan. (And please pardon the hammering that would not stop in time for the start of this episode. Construction on the weekends should not be allowed.) Sadly, Hannah could not join us for this one, so I (Brandee) am flying solo. Well, not quite. In today’s episode, I have a very impromptu chat…
 
www.startingsustainability.com It's a two in one episode. First learn about the various ways you can have a sustainable Easter. Baskets, candies, growing your own Easter grass, and natural ways to dye eggs. Then a transition over to a second unrelated topic, the increasing fuel prices and different money saving and fuel saving options are explored.…
 
Slow sustainable fashion meets yoga in this heart opening episode with our dear Lady Farmer friend, Amanda Agricola. A true renaissance woman, Amanda is the creator of Flowy, a sustainable slow fashion brand providing comfortable, naturally dyed garments for yoga and life, using materials that bring a consciousness to how we cover our bodies. As an…
 
Jacques Cousteau was a legendary researcher, explorer, filmmaker, and pioneer in ocean conservation. Now, his grandson Philippe Cousteau—an oceanographer, environmental activist, producer, and author—is following in his footsteps. In this week’s episode, Philippe and his wife, journalist and environmentalist Ashlan Cousteau, share how they’ve combi…
 
Tune in to this weeks bonus episode with Mary & Emma in our discussion of “product fatigue,” that feeling of overwhelm with all the things on our shelves and under our sinks requiring end-of-use decisions about the packaging and containers. Despite our efforts to purchase sustainably and reduce waste, things seem to pile up and we are left wonderin…
 
Join this "fruitful" and enlightening conversation with tree crops specialist, horticultural historian and agroforestry practitioner Eliza Greenman as she explains the evolution of the apple, horticultural tree crop history and shares her love for fruit exploring. A creator of niche products, Eliza is passionate owner of charcuterie company, HogTre…
 
When we talk about carbon footprints, we often look toward the obvious factors, like landfill waste and transportation emissions. However, there’s another factor that could have a greater impact than we think: streaming. In this week’s episode, Laura Marks, the co-author of the paper Streaming Media’s Environmental Impact, shares what she's learned…
 
www.startingsustainability.com Are you a homeowner? Or looking to become one? Check out this interview with Anna DeSimone. Whether you are looking to buy a house, build a house, or fix up your current home this episode is for you. Learn all of the different ways you can obtain a sustainable home and make money off of it. www.startingsustainability.…
 
Step into the world of collaborative art, natural textiles, plants, botanicals and slow fashion with owner entrepreneur and artist Megan Borukhovsky of Sister Nettle. As a mother and artist living in the hills of Tennessee, Megan’s work centers around natural textiles using botanicals, creating slow fashion with a “collaboration over competition” m…
 
Coral reefs play a vital role in protecting coastal cities from waves, storms, and floods. They're also important to biodiversity, supporting 25% of marine life. But they're in serious danger, and Jolyon Collier—the president and founder of the nonprofit Counting Coral—is working hard on changing that. In today’s episode, he shares what’s putting c…
 
Discover the power of the potluck as a community forum for the New Agrarian Revival, a movement based in the Bedford, Va. area that offers inspiration for deeply rooted living, cultivating the local food economy and community connection. Our guest today, Jason Fowler, is founder and organizer of Land and Table, an organization that sponsors a month…
 
Whether you love buttery Chardonnays or velvety Pinot Noirs, a delicious glass of wine can be the perfect way to end the day. But how do you know your wine aligns with your values? This week, we’re resharing a past episode we love featuring Allison Jordan, the executive director of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. In it, we discuss …
 
www.startingsustainability.com We don't have enough meat to feed the people of the earth, and the population is growing. What is the solution? Lab grown meat! It's a sustainable alternative, no animals are killed, it's healthier, and it's the way of the future. Kaylin explains this innovative way to produce more meat. www.startingsustainability.com…
 
Discover author Julia Watkins' light and loving approach to gardening and to slow living as she shares her perspective on parenting, work, and finding joy and compassion in the midst of it all. As an author, photographer, fellow slow living enthusiast, and Lady Farmer friend, Julia has a wealth of knowledge about how to cultivate a slow and beautif…
 
What is Fairtrade? How do we cope with sticker shock when in the shops? Is it possible to have environmental justice without justice for workers? We tackle these questions and more as we return to one of our favourite topics - yes, you guessed it, food! In today’s episode, we use the UK based Fairtrade Fortnight (yes, that means two weeks, Brandee)…
 
You know actress Torrey DeVitto from her roles in Chicago Med, Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill, and Pretty Little Liars. But she's also a philanthropist and advocate for animals and the planet. In this week’s episode, she shares exactly how she incorporates sustainability into every aspect of her life—on-screen and off. For show notes, visit https:/…
 
This week we spoke with historian, nonprofit founder, and author Tony Cohen, who operates Button Farm, Maryland’s only living history center depicting 19th-century slave plantation life and the heroic story of the Underground Railroad. Tony has dedicated his studies and work to preserving the Underground Railroad’s history, historic sites and envir…
 
Discover the wonders of forest agriculture and agroecology with our guest Lincoln Smith, founder of Forested, an edible food forest devoted to sharing research and knowledge surrounding forest gardens through tours, classes and forest to table dinners. As a champion of good dirt, Lincoln believes that growing forest gardens as a form of environment…
 
This week we’re resharing a past episode we love featuring Laura Fenton, author of The Tiny Book of Living Small. In it, she shares how to adopt a tiny living mindset, regardless of the square feet you’re in. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/living-tiny-creates-impact.
 
Tune in today for a brief check-in & wrap up from Mary & Emma on the progress of the Lady Farmer 2022 Slow Living Challenge, and to discuss this week's final focus and theme. Sign up for the Slow Living Challenge HERE. Follow Us: Our Website @weareladyfarmer on Instagram Original music by John Kingsley @jkingsley1026 Sowing seeds of slow living is …
 
www.startingsustainability.com If you need a guide on how to get started being sustainable or what next steps you should take if you are feeling stuck, check out the book Planting a Seed: 3 Simple Steps to Sustainable Living By Kate Gaertner. In this interview Kate discusses how to determine your value drivers, choose your goals for sustainability,…
 
Join us for this conversation with author, mother, model and beauty entrepreneur Jesse Golden of The Golden Secrets, as she shares her story of creating a sustainable skincare product line, and her tools for creating self love and healing, all while living with chronic illness. As founder and CEO, Jesse has created a multifaceted career with integr…
 
That is the question indeed. Whether you’re team fly, no-fly, or somewhere in between, there’s a lot to unpack with this topic. In today’s episode, we share our initial thoughts on flying and how much individual responsibility we have to make drastic changes (like avoiding flights) in our lives in the name of fighting climate change. Yeah, it’s a r…
 
Scientists say climate change is already affecting every region across the globe. And, animals are responding quicker than humans. In this week’s episode, Laura chats with Thor Hanson, a biologist and the author of Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid, about how animals are adapting to climate change right before our eyes. For show notes, visit http…
 
Tune in today for a brief check-in from Mary & Emma on the progress of the Lady Farmer 2022 Slow Living Challenge, and to discuss this week's focus theme. Sign up for the Slow Living Challenge HERE. Follow Us: Our Website @weareladyfarmer on Instagram Original music by John Kingsley @jkingsley1026 Sowing seeds of slow living is our mantra at Lady F…
 
Step back in time with living history fellow and historical baker, Justin Cherry, founder and owner of Half Crown Bakehouse, as he shares his love for nutrient rich ancient grains and 18th century bread baking methods. With his 18th century reproduction clay oven in tow, Justin travels to historic sites along the east coast of North America sharing…
 
Keeping the planet in mind throughout the day can be difficult, but every small change you make has a big impact. This week, Laura and Kendall share simple yet effective swaps that will make your daily routine more eco-friendly! For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/february-swaps.
 
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