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podcast revolution for mind, body, spirit, earth and of course fun! The Green Divas is a family of podcasts offering information and ideas for people in search of fresh ideas for sustainable living. We’re committed to raising awareness about issues related to climate change, health and social justice in a humorous (whenever appropriate and sometimes when it’s not), low-stress way and making it easy for anyone to live a greener lifestyle.

podcast revolution for mind, body, spirit, earth and of course fun! The Green Divas is a family of podcasts offering information and ideas for people in search of fresh ideas for sustainable living. We’re committed to raising awareness about issues related to climate change, health and social justice in a humorous (whenever appropriate and sometimes when it’s not), low-stress way and making it easy for anyone to live a greener lifestyle.
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Parsippany, NY

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podcast revolution for mind, body, spirit, earth and of course fun! The Green Divas is a family of podcasts offering information and ideas for people in search of fresh ideas for sustainable living. We’re committed to raising awareness about issues related to climate change, health and social justice in a humorous (whenever appropriate and sometimes when it’s not), low-stress way and making it easy for anyone to live a greener lifestyle.

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English

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9738793199


Episodes

Green Dude Ed Begley on Tree People

7/10/2019
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We love catching up with perhaps the original green dude, Ed Begley! Green Diva Meg chats with Ed about how well his amazing super sustainable house and all it's green tech is running, his latest TV projects and his involvement with Tree People and their fun summer Once Upon a Canyon series. Great organization helping LA mitigate the challenges of climate change and be a greener more resilient city. All cities need organizations like this one (if they don't have them already).

Duration:00:13:12

GDs @ Home: raising natural, free-range kids

6/27/2019
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Nice to be back to this series! GD Meg chatted with Ylva Williams about raising free-range kids in a natural home environment. She offers great tips for making it easy and fun -- from keeping toxins out of the house and toys to growing organic food in the yard. Of course they have chickens and own a very cool biodynamic baby food company.

Duration:00:16:22

Travelin' GDs: 50 Shades of Greener w/ Raquel

6/24/2019
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Yay! So happy to be doing these Travelin' GDs podcasts again. You'll love this one, if nothing else than to listen to Raquel Noboa's fabulous Spanish/Irish accent! She talks about her eco-travel consulting business and why things are getting greener in the hospitality industry. Listen, enjoy, share and stay tuned because we have lots more of these coming!

Duration:00:13:56

GD Mike Nowak Show: Tomato Mania!

6/21/2019
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In a lot of parts of the northern tier of the United States, it has not been a good year for tomatoes...so far. We never know what Mother Nature has in store, especially in the era of climate crisis, but that doesn't stop people from planting their Brandywines, Cherokee Purples, Wisconsin 55s and Green Zebras. Mike and Peggy talk to two nationally recognized tomato breeders--Craig LeHoullier, author of Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time, and Keith Mueller,...

Duration:00:29:55

GD Spirit Pub: coping with anxiety

6/11/2019
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Anxiety is a modern plague. It impacts nearly everyone on some level, and many of us don't even know we are dealing with it. It manifests in so many not-obvious ways, and at times it can be completely paralyzing. Whether you are someone who has vast intimate knowledge of the sensation of anxiety or someone who has had only a glancing blow with it, this podcast has some great strategies to help when anxiety hits. SPECIAL GUIDED MEDITATION: @ 25:30 into the podcast there is an excellent guided...

Duration:00:34:18

50 Shades of GDs: climate resilience

5/30/2019
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Most agree we are facing a climate crisis. So, how do we adapt? How are cities, communities and corporations incorporating the new climate reality into their planning and bottom lines. Hear from experts Andrew Winston, Joshua Proudfoot and Dayna Reggero, and learn how pigeons are helping the city of London learn more about climate change and plan accordingly.

Duration:00:26:08

GD Mike Nowak Show: Edible Neighborhoods

5/22/2019
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Dan Protess is writer and producer of the WTTW (PBS) series Urban Nature, which is now in its second online season. It explores the often invisible natural world of major cities in America. One of his episodes is about Dave Odd, owner of Odd Produce, a company that provides foraged edibles to fancy restaurants from...well, wherever they can find them. Both of them join Mike and Peggy in this podcast.

Duration:00:32:06

GD Spirit Pub: signs from spirit

5/10/2019
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Are you paying attention to signs and messages from spirit? Whatever you call it -- your higher self, the universe, God, Goddess, angels, guides, spirits of loved ones -- when we pay attention, there are all kinds of signs and messages designed to help us along the way. Listen to this episode to hear how GD Meg & Julie Bond Genovese tune in and get helpful spiritual messages.

Duration:00:32:00

50 Shades of GDs: earth day, eco-heroes, goats & trees

4/20/2019
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Yes, every day SHOULD be earth day, but earth day is a great way to highlight important issues and celebrate our eco-heroes. This show is packed with great information about this earth day's theme, which is about species extinctions and wildlife conservation. GDs Meg & Max talk about their eco-heroes and also offer some great ways to celebrate earth day without being a consumer. Who is your eco-hero? Let us know - #ThanksAGDMillion

Duration:00:31:49

GD Politics: The Green New Deal - Part 1

4/8/2019
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The Green New Deal recently proposed by new congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and senator Ed Markey may become the rallying cry and theme for the democratic party... or anyone concerned about climate change, healthcare, fair wages, infrastructure and general social justice. It may seem like an overwhelming proposal, but many feel that the general concept could work. It may require a political miracle, but hey, crazy political things seem to happen every day! GDs Meg & Wayne got to meet...

Duration:00:26:53

GD Spirit Pub: Staying centered in these polarizing times

4/4/2019
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It's hard not to get disturbed if you take in ANY news these days. It feels like we are in a particularly polarized time. How to stay centered... GD Meg and Weenie Greenie Julie have some wonderful ways that they use to try and get centered despite this crazy world we live in. Don't miss WG Julie's fantastic centering exercise about halfway through!

Duration:00:31:44

GD Mike Nowak Show: Farm to Table with Chef Jason Hammel

4/2/2019
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Chef Jason Hammel was a pioneer in bringing the farm to table movement to Chicago twenty years ago at his Lula Cafe in the Logan Square neighborhood. He just received the Chef of the Year Award at Chicago's Good Food EXPO, and is a 2019 James Beard Award nominee in the category of best chef/Great Lakes Region. He joins Mike Nowak and Peggy Malecki in studio to talk about what it means to have a "farm dinner" in an urban restaurant.

Duration:00:28:59

GD Foodies: Keto diet, even for vegetarians?

3/21/2019
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Interesting and informative conversation with Dr. Karen S. Lee about the Keto diet. She helps us understand exactly what it is and how even vegetarians and vegans might be able to do it. Her latest book is Keto Cooking with Your Instant Pot: Recipes for Fast and Flavorful Ketogenic Meals.

Duration:00:17:13

50 Shades of GDs: kids on climate change

3/14/2019
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Kids are worried about their future. And they should be. Older generations have pretty much broken our climate. But young people are stepping up and they are loud and clear. From Juliana v. US Gov to #FridaysForFuture, young people around the globe are fighting for a sustainable future for themselves and generations to come. It's cause for hope. Listen, learn and please share the good news...

Duration:00:24:06

GD Mike Nowak Show: Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener

3/12/2019
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Yes, there are two of them, but don't be fooled. "The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener" is singular, and in more than one sense of that word. They're creating a media empire around teaching folks in their state--and many others--how to grow their own food. Holly and Joey Baird tell Mike and Peggy that gardeners should prepare for this year's growing season by looking at new challenges and even examining what went wrong last year.

Duration:00:27:28

GD Spirit Pub: Power of Prayer

3/1/2019
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Prayer is certainly not confined to a strict religious practice. GD Meg and WG Julie talk about their varied experiences with different types of prayer, and why we should all try it, no matter what you believe in. Interesting conversation.

Duration:00:38:01

GD Mike Nowak Show: Gardening in straw bales

2/28/2019
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Is gardening in the ground overrated? That's not exactly what Joel Karsten is saying in his new book, Straw Bale Solutions, but he does offer a "Plan B" if you have nasty soil...or none at all! Half a million people have started growing veggies and ornamental plants in straw bales since he started promoting his technique about a decade ago. Listen to Mike and Peggy's conversation with Joel and see if it's right for you.

Duration:00:24:22

50 Shades of GDs: Can technology save us?

2/25/2019
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With all the dire news about climate change acceleration and tipping points being tipped, are we doomed or can technology help to save us? Will we all be driving electric cars in the foreseeable future? Will we be able to create safer, more renewable energy to power them? From giant CO2-sucking air filters to large-scale ocean trash bins, some humans are finding creative solutions.

Duration:00:29:00

GD Mike Nowak Show: Seed Swapping

2/16/2019
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Mike and Peggy talk seed starting and swapping with Lisa Hilgenberg from the Chicago Botanic Garden. In her role as horticulturist for the Regenstein Fruit and Vegetable Garden, she is responsible for growing 50,000 plants and keeping them healthy for the more than one million people who visit CBG each year. No pressure at all.

Duration:00:29:31

GD Spirit Pub: real love = courage

2/12/2019
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With Valentine's Day looming large, GD Meg and Weenie Greenie Julie wanted to share their experience of real love, and it isn't always like a fairy tale! Kahlil Gibran nailed it with his description of love in his book The Prophet, and GD Meg reads it for us. If you want or need to be inspired to find love within and without, hoping you will listen to this great episode.

Duration:00:30:20