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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

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

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:00:24:10

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

GDs Heart Wildlife: what's ahead in 2019

2/7/2019
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In this episode John Platt talks about what is coming up in the year ahead for wildlife around the globe. The experts predict three major threats, but of course the news isn't all bad. Please listen, enjoy and share!

Duration:00:09:55

50 Shades of GDs: why we all need eco-therapy

1/31/2019
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Yes climate depression, climate anxiety and climate denial are all legit problems right now. The answer could be eco-therapy. Hear from Dr. Ed O'Malley, who specializes in eco-therapy; Rolly Montpelier, founder of Below 2C; and actress, activist and author of Running with Nature, Mariel Hemingway.

Duration:00:32:03

GD Mike Nowak Show: Nothing Fishy Here

1/28/2019
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Even if you know about Community Supported Agriculture, or CSAs, you might not be aware that there is something called Community Supported Fisheries, or CSFs. One of them is Sitka Salmon Shares. CEO Nicolaas Mink explains how they are working to keep ocean fishing sustainable, and he reveals some things you probably should know about the fish you're buying now.

Duration:00:29:54

GD Foodies: the EAT-Lancet Commission report

1/24/2019
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As always Dr. Karen S. Lee (aka EcoKaren) has dug in and analyzed details about something for us -- something about food. She's concerned about the new Lancet EAT-Lancet Commission report on what we should be eating for sustainability. One of the biggest problems being who funded the study. Listen to find out more!

Duration:00:11:46

GDs Heart Wildlife: why we should care about parasites

1/17/2019
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Yes, the mere mention of parasites makes most of us wince and itch. But there are those that are concerned about some parasites' extinction. Of course, not all parasites are created equal and certainly humans would wish for a few of them to evaporate into biological history. Find out why we should be a bit concerned from John Platt from The Revelator (publication of The Center for Biological Diversity) and The Extinction Countdown.

Duration:00:08:10

GD Spirit Pub: Grace & Gratitude

1/2/2019
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GD Meg & Julie Genovese talk about grace and gratitude and their annual rituals around envisioning the year ahead every January.

Duration:00:30:09

50 Shades of GDs: that's a wrap 2018

12/28/2018
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A silly and fun review of our fav moments of 2018 from the 50 shades of GDs show. There is a rather charming bit where GD Meg and GD Max bust out the ukulele and the guitar and sing. You'll know the song, so sing along!

Duration:00:28:35

GD Politics: 2018, a big weird political year

12/19/2018
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The GD un-pundits look back on some of the highlights of 2018, the big weird political year. What's ahead, especially for those of us who care about the environment, climate change? Hear great commentary from meteorologist Paul Douglas and Peter Monroe from Citizens Climate Lobby. And GD Max & GD Wayne each pick a potential 2020 democratic presidential candidate to highlight. Was supposed to be sort of a debate, but nothing much to debate yet, so just getting to know some of the early...

Duration:00:34:26

GD Spirit Pub: Surrender

12/13/2018
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To some of us raising the white flag and surrendering seems impossible, but when you've done it and experienced the sweet relief, you'll want to try it again and again. Drawing from the 12 steps of AA, A Course In Miracles, Albert Einstein and their own experiences, GD Meg and WG Julie talk about why spiritual surrender is so important (if you want to find any peace of mind), and just how you can go about it.

Duration:00:29:42

GD Mike Nowak Show: not just horsing around here

12/10/2018
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A year after an ordinance that would ban horse-drawn carriages in Chicago was introduced into City Council, it languishes in committee. Chicago Alderman Brian Hopkins and Jodie Wiederkehr from Chicago Alliance for Animals talk about whether carriage horses are mistreated, and whether it makes sense to ban them entirely in major urban areas.

Duration:00:21:38

50 Shades of GDs: weather & climate

12/7/2018
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It's hard to imagine there is still climate change denial in the face of all this extreme weather we've been having, but... So, we got to talk to one of our favorite meteorologists, Paul Douglas about how and why climate is super-sizing weather events. And much more of course.

Duration:00:28:06