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A Sustainable Mind is a podcast created for the earth-conscious individual, ecopreneur, environmental activist, sustainability enthusiast, grassroots organizer, minimalist, conscious consumer and the eco-curious. If you are looking to get inspired, motivated and take ACTION to be the change you want to see in the world you are in the right place. Delivered to you each week, Marjorie Alexander brings you environmental changemakers whose campaigns, companies and projects have changed the planet for the better. Featured guests discuss their relationship with nature early on, their journey to a green career, light-bulb moments, sustainable habits, lessons from launching their projects, and much more. Each episode ends with ACTIONABLE advice and resources for you to hit the ground running!

A Sustainable Mind is a podcast created for the earth-conscious individual, ecopreneur, environmental activist, sustainability enthusiast, grassroots organizer, minimalist, conscious consumer and the eco-curious. If you are looking to get inspired, motivated and take ACTION to be the change you want to see in the world you are in the right place. Delivered to you each week, Marjorie Alexander brings you environmental changemakers whose campaigns, companies and projects have changed the planet for the better. Featured guests discuss their relationship with nature early on, their journey to a green career, light-bulb moments, sustainable habits, lessons from launching their projects, and much more. Each episode ends with ACTIONABLE advice and resources for you to hit the ground running!

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Description:

A Sustainable Mind is a podcast created for the earth-conscious individual, ecopreneur, environmental activist, sustainability enthusiast, grassroots organizer, minimalist, conscious consumer and the eco-curious. If you are looking to get inspired, motivated and take ACTION to be the change you want to see in the world you are in the right place. Delivered to you each week, Marjorie Alexander brings you environmental changemakers whose campaigns, companies and projects have changed the planet for the better. Featured guests discuss their relationship with nature early on, their journey to a green career, light-bulb moments, sustainable habits, lessons from launching their projects, and much more. Each episode ends with ACTIONABLE advice and resources for you to hit the ground running!

Language:

English

Contact:

(323) 536-1120


Episodes

096: BinBreeze Composting Powder: Reducing wood waste and making composting less gross with CEO Taylor McCarten

6/27/2022
Taylor McCarten is the Co-Founder and CEO of BinBreeze, the world's first non-toxic and all-natural composting powder. A University of Victoria graduate, Taylor created BinBreeze as he was finishing his MBA at the school. He went on to appear on season 15 of CBC's Dragons' Den with his product and successfully teamed up with Dragon Arlene Dickinson. BinBreeze is now in over 500 retail locations across Canada and counting. Want to try BinBreeze for yourself? Use the promocode ASM25 at...

Duration:00:44:13

095: Developing Environmental Education & Curriculum: Resources for business owners, teachers, and students with Katelyn Armbruster of Sustainable Earth

5/27/2022
Katelyn Armbruster is the Program Manager for Rob & Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service within the Global Futures Lab at Arizona State University. In this role, she leads sustainability education, outreach, and engagement for a number of initiatives and projects including the Sustainability Solutions Festival, Sustainability Solutions Science Fair, Sustainable Earth, and the Sustainable Earth Small Business Awards Today’s Sponsor: Wondrium offers documentaries, series,...

Duration:00:36:46

094: Baba Bags: Handmade Reusable Bags & Social Entrepreneurship with Fedia Kourbatov

5/19/2022
Fedia Kourbatov is 23 years old and the founder of Baba Bags, a reusable bag social enterprise. Fedia founded Baba Bags in his college dorm room 2 years ago at the University of Oklahoma. Baba Bags' mission is to eliminate single-use plastic bag usage and give back to impactful nonprofits. In 2 years they have saved an estimated 50,000 single-use plastic bags from being used! Baba Bags currently are handmade, come with a lifetime warranty and come in 2 colors. Their green & white bag is...

Duration:00:34:07

093: Sustainable Fashion: Recycled Clothing for Unique Everyday Wear with Jess Grech of The Grandad Company

4/22/2022
The Grandad Company is a closed-loop upcycling brand whose mission is to breathe life into reclaimed vintage menswear for a new unisex generation. Rooted by the love and admiration for Grandads, founder and designer Jess Grech adopted her philosophy and core values from her stylish grandad. The brand uses her Grandad's un-wanted items and combines them with vintage clothing her Grandad would wear, to create a limited edition item that could never be made again. Today’s Sponsor: Wondrium...

Duration:00:39:17

092: Reusable cups: form and function, with Vince Dickson, co-creator of HUNU

4/3/2022
After finding out that over 165 million single-use cups end up in landfills every day, Vince Dickson and Megan Williams went looking for a reusable alternative that was convenient and easy to carry around all day, every day. They couldn't find one so they created HUNU, a reusable cup that folds down small enough to fit into even the tightest pockets. Today’s Sponsor: Wondrium offers documentaries, series, lessons, how-to's, and more, on any topic you can imagine. Watch on any device and on...

Duration:00:50:12

091: Publishing the UK’s Largest Ethical Lifestyle magazine with Jarvis Smith of My Green Pod

3/13/2022
Proud hippie, eco-warrior, thought leader and renowned retailer Jarvis advises brands including Natwest, HSBC, Deloitte, Citrix, the Parliament Trust, House of Lords’ group Peers4Planet. His magazine GREEN was published with National Geographic from 2008, then The Guardian in 2010, evolving into the world's biggest ethical lifestyle magazine My Green Pod magazine from 2013. Jarvis launched the P.E.A. (People Environment Achievement) Awards which is the UK’s leading sustainability awards and...

Duration:01:02:17

090: Trash Academy - Communicating Consumption and Waste through Activism & Advocacy with Ron Whyte

1/15/2022
Trash Academy, a project of Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Environmental Justice department, is an intergenerational collaboration of young people, seasoned activists, artists, non-profits, local government, and concerned citizens of diverse backgrounds. These interventions are geared to complicate and deepen people’s understanding of litter, consumption, and waste and shift attitudes from passive acceptance to proactive responses to the waste stream. Collectively, they design projects that add...

Duration:00:36:29

089: Vegan Entrepreneurship with Noah Hyams of VEGPRENEUR

1/13/2022
Noah Hyams is a serial entrepreneur who started VEGPRENEUR to create a global community of entrepreneurs and investors building sustainable, plant-based businesses. Through VEGPRENEUR, Noah has interviewed and brought together founders, investors, and thought-leaders in the plant-based space. Most recently Noah was featured on Bloomberg Radio where he talked about the state of the plant-based economy. Noah is also an active startup advisor and has been invited to speak/mentor in...

Duration:00:45:18

088: Sustainable Compostable Palm Leaf Tableware with Pallavi Pande of Dtocs

1/10/2022
Pallavi Pande started Dtocs three years ago with three things in mind, sustainability, community, and usability. Dtocs offers a line of compostable tableware from naturally fallen palm leaves from farms where she has personal relationships with the owners and farmers. Pallavi is also a woman of color and a mother of two young Dtocs brand ambassadors. She is hoping that Dtocs can be an elegant, sturdy, and affordable solution for a plastic-free world. Use the promo code DTOCS10 for 10% off...

Duration:00:40:49

087: The Democratization of Energy - Understanding your power bill, energy regulation, and the shift to decentralized clean energy with Seth Mansur

1/8/2022
Seth Mansur is a longtime sustainability advocate and Marine Corps veteran, and over the last decade, he has developed a deep understanding of a multitude of energy management solutions. Seth's work serves the energy needs of Commercial, Industrial, and Non-Profit Organizations and his primary objective is to help organizations take a proactive approach to evaluating and taking action on their energy needs. Today’s Sponsor: Climate Talks is a new podcast exploring sustainability and the...

Duration:01:03:14

086: Compostable Packaging & Circular Food Systems with Kate Flynn of Sun and Swell Foods

12/30/2021
Kate Flynn, CEO & Co-Founder of Sun & Swell, has an MBA from Harvard, is a Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert, and has a background in strategy consulting in the retail food industry. Several years ago, she set out to build a new kind of packaged food company - one that is better for both people and the planet. Sun & Swell uses only healthy, organic, whole foods that are free from harmful ingredients and chemical additives, and is a pioneer in the packaged food industry when it comes to...

Duration:00:47:56

085: Sustainable Healthcare with Dr. Rosie Spooner

12/16/2021
Dr. Rosie Spooner is a British Pediatrician who is currently an Education Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, an NGO working on mainstreaming sustainability practices into planning and delivery of health services. Rosie is a practicing clinician who works alongside medical schools and postgraduate education programs to support the integration of sustainable healthcare into mainstream healthcare teaching. She became more concerned about the connection between the climate...

Duration:00:47:06

084: Sustainable Filmmaking & Production with Emellie O’Brien of Earth Angel Sets

3/18/2021
Since Emellie O’Brien's first days in production, she knew there was a way for the role of sustainability on-set to go beyond basic waste management and recycling. She got her start at the NYU Tisch Film program and not long after graduation she landed her first job as a “Green Steward” with Big Beach Films in 2011. Her early years of dedication to green practices and passion for the environment on-set is what earned her the nickname “Earth Angel” from fellow crew members over the walkie,...

Duration:00:53:48

083: Zero Waste Hair Salons and Sustainability in the Beauty Industry with Ben Hudgins of Novak Hair Studios

3/11/2021
Benjamin Novak Hudgins is the Co-Founder and CEO of Novak Hair Studios. As a nationally-recognized hairstylist with over 18 years of industry experience, Hudgins uses his expertise to inspire Novak’s 90+ Luxury Solo Artists in two unique locations throughout North Texas. His work has been displayed at New York fashion week, the Mercedes-Benz tent at Swim Week Miami, and on stages and classrooms across the US. He has been the preferred stylist of many contestants in a variety of pageant...

Duration:00:22:38

082: Climate Change Along the Chesapeake and the Come Together Handbook with Dana Simson

3/5/2021
Author/illustrator/Designer Dana Simson is a life-long environmentalist and climate change activist. She and her husband live on the frontline of climate change in a 200-year-old house on an island in the Chesapeake Bay. She keeps a tide clock on the dash of her car and gives the blue crabs and fish the right of way on her commute home. She has been a sought-after speaker and visiting professor on imagination development for the last 20 years. Currently, she is using her skillset to engage...

Duration:00:45:54

081: Plastics Renewal and Waste to Fuel with Brightmark's Bob Powell

2/25/2021
Bob Powell's dreams and vision about how we can leave the world a better place are being realized at Brightmark, the company he founded to change the way the world sees and manages its waste. As founder & CEO, Bob looks beyond what we are doing now to create the path for what we will realize many years in the future. Bob is passionate about solving the world’s most complex environmental problems with innovation and optimism. Prior to founding Brightmark in 2016, Bob spent the majority of his...

Duration:00:45:37

080: The Texas Power Grid: Deregulation & Vulnerability with Seth Mansur of RER Energy Group

2/25/2021
This week features an additional episode tackling the Texas power grid. I chat with Seth Mansur of RER Energy Group to get a better understanding of what deregulation means for a power grid, why some Texans are now receiving insanely high energy bills, and what role infrastructure and politics play in the larger picture. Get in touch with Seth at smansur@rerenergygroup.com or check out rerenergygroup.com. This is the first episode I've done of this kind, addressing a current...

Duration:00:25:02

079: Sustainable Seafood & The Healthy Oceans Cookbook with Jackie Marks of the Marine Stewardship Council

2/19/2021
Jackie Marks is a sustainability communications professional with a passion for protecting animals and the planet. At the MSC Jackie and her team aim to drive greater consumer awareness of the MSC blue fish label and the important role certified sustainable fisheries play in protecting our ocean. Jackie is the recipient of the Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) Emerging Leaders Award (June 2019), was a speaker at United Nations World Wildlife Day at UN HQ (February 2019), and has...

Duration:00:38:58

078: Ocean-Friendly Snacks to the Rescue with Pat Schnettler of 12 Tides

2/11/2021
Pat Schnettler is an ocean activist and the founder of 12 Tides kelp snack company. Making his start in the traditional seafood industry, he was disheartened by its unsustainable practices and negative impacts, from overfishing and pollution to coastline destruction. Today, Pat is on a mission to show the world how our everyday food and lifestyle choices have the power to positively impact our oceans and the future of our planet. Join us for our first live event, M.A.S.S. Eco Summit!...

Duration:00:34:40

Welcome to Season 2 of A Sustainable Mind!

2/10/2021
In this episode, I will be introducing Season 2 of ASM! We'll chat about some of my favorite and most memorable interviews from season 1, the impact the show has had over the years, upcoming featured guests, how we will be supporting the show moving forward, and I'll be making a big announcement about our first live event! Episodes Mentioned Tom Szaky of Terra Cycle: https://asustainablemind.com/027 Kathryn Kellogg of Going Zero Waste: https://asustainablemind.com/048 Bea Johnson of...

Duration:00:35:07