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A Sustainable Mind is a podcast created for you, the ecopreneur, environmental activist, sustainability enthusiast, grassroots organizer, or those curious about eco-friendly lifestyles. 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 2 days a week, Marjorie Alexander brings you environmental changemakers whose campaigns, companies and projects have changed the planet for the better. They discuss their journey to go green, light-bulb moment, sustainable habits, lessons from launching their project, 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 you, the ecopreneur, environmental activist, sustainability enthusiast, grassroots organizer, or those curious about eco-friendly lifestyles. 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 2 days a week, Marjorie Alexander brings you environmental changemakers whose campaigns, companies and projects have changed the planet for the better. They discuss their journey to go green, light-bulb moment, sustainable habits, lessons from launching their project, and much more. Each episode ends with ACTIONABLE advice and resources for you to hit the ground running!
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Los Angeles, CA

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A Sustainable Mind is a podcast created for you, the ecopreneur, environmental activist, sustainability enthusiast, grassroots organizer, or those curious about eco-friendly lifestyles. 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 2 days a week, Marjorie Alexander brings you environmental changemakers whose campaigns, companies and projects have changed the planet for the better. They discuss their journey to go green, light-bulb moment, sustainable habits, lessons from launching their project, 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

065: Dirty Gourmet: The Best Camping Food for Your Adventures with Emily Nielson

6/27/2019
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Dirty Gourmet is a women-owned outdoor company dedicated to empowering outdoorists to make food a part of their soul-nourishing outdoor experience. The founders of Dirty Gourmet, Mai-Yan Kwan, Emily Nielson, and Aimee Trudeau together after a bike tour across Canada and years of camp life took it upon themselves to rethink the idea of food in the outdoors. Whether you're a car camper getting started with a picky family to feed, or a lightweight backpacker looking for inspiration to get you...

Duration:00:29:44

064: Samir Lakhani of Project EcoSoap - Recycled soap and hygiene education around the world

5/11/2019
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Samir Lakhani, 26, is a social entrepreneur dedicated to restoring health and dignity to developing countries through environmental initiatives. Prior to founding Eco-Soap Bank in 2014, Samir was deeply involved in climate-resilient aquaculture and nutrition projects in northern Cambodian villages. He has also developed solar lighting social enterprise projects in Cambodia, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Currently, he serves as the Founder & Executive Director of Eco-Soap Bank—a global...

Duration:00:38:47

063: Slugs and Snails and Squid, Oh My! with Malacologist Jann Vendetti

4/14/2019
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Jann Vendetti is the Twila Bratcher Chair in Malacological Research at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Malacology is the study of mollusks (snails, clams, octopus), and Jann's focus is snails. She was a postdoctoral researcher at California State University, Los Angeles and received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley's Department of Integrative Biology and Museum of Paleontology. She is interested in urban biodiversity of snail and slug species, both introduced and native. In...

Duration:01:02:29

062: Environmental Education at Any Age with The Earth Lady Izolda Trakhtenberg

2/27/2019
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Born in Moldova, Izolda Trakhtenberg learned how to communicate in multiple languages through a year-long immigration process. Today, Izolda facilitates workshops that inspire people to tap into and master their leadership, creativity, and communication skills. She worked as an educator for the National Geographic Society. Later, she traveled the world as a NASA environmental education trainer. Additionally, she is the author of five books, including Speak From Within: Engage, Inspire and...

Duration:01:00:33

061: Experiments in Earth-Conscious Living with Rob Greenfield

2/13/2019
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Rob Greenfield is a world-renowned adventurer and activist and is embarking on his next big project, Food Freedom. Through Rob's extreme projects from cycling across the USA on a bamboo bicycle for sustainability (three times), to dumpster diving in thousands of grocery store dumpsters to raise awareness about food waste and hunger, to wearing 30 days worth of trash to create a visual of how much trash just one American creates, he has inspired countless people to positively change. Rob has...

Duration:00:42:23

060: Love and The Clean Money Revolution with Joel Solomon

1/19/2019
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Joel Solomon is Co-Author of The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism. As a Founding Partner of Renewal Funds, a $98 million mission venture capital firm, he has invested in over 100 early growth-stage companies in North America, delivering above market returns while catalyzing positive social and environmental change. Joel is a founding member of Social Venture Network, Businesses for Social Responsibility, Chair of Hollyhock, Co-Producer of RSF's “Integrated...

Duration:00:47:09

059: Everyone has a 1% with Kate Williams, CEO of One Percent for the Planet

1/6/2019
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Kate Williams is CEO of 1% for the Planet, a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental nonprofit solutions, through annual membership and everyday actions. Kate stepped into her role at 1% for the Planet in May 2015 bringing a strong track record as a leader, including roles as Board Chair of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), as Executive Director of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, as founder and owner of a farm business enterprise, and as an...

Duration:00:38:25

057: Let's talk microplastics with Jay Sinha of Life Without Plastic

11/4/2018
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Jay Sinha has a background in biochemistry, ecotoxicology and law. He Co-Founded and is Co-Owner of Life Without Plastic, the one-stop shop for safe, high quality, ethically-sourced, Earth-friendly alternatives to plastic products for everyday life. Jay and his business partner Chantal Plamondon also co-authored a book released earlier this year called LIFE WITHOUT PLASTIC: The Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Plastic to Keep Your Family and the Planet Healthy. In this episode...

Duration:00:47:42

056: Climate Adaptation, what it is and why it matters, with Doug Parsons

10/15/2018
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Doug Parsons first learned about adaptation in Queensland, Australia, while focusing on the impacts of climate change on the agriculture sector. Upon returning to the United States, he worked with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the National Park Service and the Society for Conservation Biology. His work has been modeled by state and federal agencies and he continues to work on climate change adaptation and conservation issues today. In this episode we cover: Visit...

Duration:00:46:16

055: Being the change and making an impact at any age with Sam Demma and Dillon Mendes of PickWaste

8/31/2018
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Sam Demma and Dillon Mendes started holding weekly trash pick-up events in their hometown of Pickering, Ontario. Now, a year later, they have a budding organization called PickWaste, where they are inspiring people of all ages to pick up one single piece of litter each day. They have both been named Top 25 Environmentalists in Canada and are dedicated to taking their message global. Show Notes: asustainablemind.com/055 Our Guest: PickWaste.ca

Duration:00:46:25

054: Capturing Big Trees and Cultivating Curiosity with author and professor Matt Ritter

8/12/2018
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Dr. Matt Ritter grew up in rural Mendocino County, California. After earning a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from U.C. Santa Barbara, he attended U.C. San Diego for a Ph.D. in plant biology. He’s a botany professor in the Biological Sciences Department at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California, where he lives with his wife and two children. He’s the author of several books, including a new guide to California’s flora, California Plants: A guide to our Iconic Flora...

Duration:00:55:04

053: Environmental Podcasting, Gardening and the Florida Trail with Misti Little of The Garden Path Podcast

8/3/2018
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Misti Little is gardener, creative, and outdoor enthusiast interested in deepening her connection to nature. She founded The Garden Path Podcast in 2015 to interact and share knowledge with other gardeners. In 2018 she began Orange Blaze: A Florida Trail Podcast to educate the hiking community about the little-known but beautiful Florida National Scenic Trail. She thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2010 and the Florida Trail in 2011 and currently lives near Houston, Texas with her husband...

Duration:00:47:32

052: Protecting our Public Lands with The Conservation Fund’s Director of Strategic Planning Will Allen

7/12/2018
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Today we are joined by Will Allen, the Vice President of Conservation Services and Director of Strategic Conservation Planning at The Conservation Fund in Chapel Hill, NC. He is also the author of the upcoming book The Science of Strategic Conservation. Check out the Conservation Fund at ConservationFund.org

Duration:00:49:21

051: Building Our Cities, One Recycled Shipping Container at a Time with Paul Galvin of SG Blocks

6/7/2018
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Paul Galvin, is the Chairman and CEO of SG Blocks, a premier designer and fabricator of container-based structures. SG Blocks has recently secured two low-income housing development projects in New York State and is partnering with Heart of Los Angeles to create the first container-based community center in L.A.

Duration:00:27:41

050: Greenlid, the world's first compostable kitchen composting bin, with Jackson Wyatt

5/31/2018
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Morgan and Jackson Wyatt are the co-founders of Greenlid, a disposable, compostable and leak-proof composting bin for your kitchen. After launching a successful Kickstarter campaign and securing backing in the Dragon's Den (Canada's version of Shark Tank) these brothers aim to be in every kitchen in Canada and beyond.

Duration:00:35:05

049: Healing from the Inside Out with Eva Vennari of the Elevate Institute

5/24/2018
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Eva Vennari is on a mission to dismantle the status quo of the sickness industry. Having spent most of her adult life suffering from all kinds of conditions she decided to take matters into her own hands and heal herself holistically.

Duration:00:52:30

048: Going Zero Waste and getting healthy with Kathryn Kellogg

5/17/2018
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Kathryn Kellogg is a zero waste influencer and blogger at GoingZeroWaste.com. In this episode, we discuss common misconceptions about zero-waste living and how replacing one toiletry item with the DIY version helped solved her pain problem.

Duration:00:40:16

047: Gardening and Coding with From Seed to Spoon app developer Dale Spoonemore

5/8/2018
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Dale Spoonemore is the co-founder of the From Seed to Spoon mobile app that helps gardeners all over the world plant amazing gardens, no matter their skill level or prior knowledge. We'll be talking about how gardening and coding got him out of depression, helped him improve his health and brought him closer with his family.

Duration:00:53:18

046: Top 5 Tips for Reducing Paper Waste

5/3/2018
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In this episode we will tackle some of the easiest ways to reduce paper waste in your life or simply not bringing in unnecessary paper to begin with. And don't worry about taking notes. All resources, statistics, and websites mentioned are accessible at asustainablemind.com/046

Duration:00:30:05