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The Trash Talking with Eco-Warriors podcast was created to delve into the inspiring stories of women in eco-business, sustainability, environmentalism, and conservation. We discuss the challenges and wins they’ve had along the way, share their passion for the environment with aspiring young professionals and entrepreneurs, and hear their advice on living a more eco-conscious lifestyle. Barbara Lee, host and Founder of Trashy Beauty, trash talks with other eco-conscious females about their careers in green business.

The Trash Talking with Eco-Warriors podcast was created to delve into the inspiring stories of women in eco-business, sustainability, environmentalism, and conservation. We discuss the challenges and wins they’ve had along the way, share their passion for the environment with aspiring young professionals and entrepreneurs, and hear their advice on living a more eco-conscious lifestyle. Barbara Lee, host and Founder of Trashy Beauty, trash talks with other eco-conscious females about their careers in green business.
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The Trash Talking with Eco-Warriors podcast was created to delve into the inspiring stories of women in eco-business, sustainability, environmentalism, and conservation. We discuss the challenges and wins they’ve had along the way, share their passion for the environment with aspiring young professionals and entrepreneurs, and hear their advice on living a more eco-conscious lifestyle. Barbara Lee, host and Founder of Trashy Beauty, trash talks with other eco-conscious females about their careers in green business.

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Episodes

Episode 11: Roberta Dixon-Valk, Take 3 for the Sea

4/8/2019
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Education that inspires participation and connecting people back to nature - that is the mission of Take 3 for the Sea, a movement started by Roberta Dixon-Valk and her friend. Over the last 10 years, Take 3 has inspired the removal of over 10 million pieces of plastic from the ocean and waterways. With over 8 million tonnes of plastic entering the ocean annually, this movement is helping to turn the tide against plastic pollution. Roberta speaks to us about how she was inspired from her...

Duration:00:25:49

Episode 10: Gia Machlin, EcoPlum Sustainable Swag

4/1/2019
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From an ecological perspective, there's almost nothing sexy about swag. It's often not useful, promote grabbing free things we won't often make good use of, all in the name of promoting a company or business. However, Gia Machlin realized that companies are going to print freebies with their logos on them as promotional material - and that the products might as well be sustainable. EcoPlum now creates customer sustainable swag for businesses and universities who want to make a big impression...

Duration:00:30:12

Episode 9: Shia Su, Wasteland Rebel

3/25/2019
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What do you get when you mix one part rebel with one part sustainability? Shia Su, the owner of the popular zero waste blog, Wasteland Rebel. Shia is a zero waste blogger living in Colon, Germany. She’s a minimalist and a vegan and she has a huge following. But most importantly, she doesn’t focus on being perfect. Shia started her journey into sustainability somewhat slowly and focuses on doing what you can rather than being perfect. This episode is sponsored by Organic Basics. The fashion...

Duration:00:28:13

Episode 8: Chloe Vichot, Ancolie

3/18/2019
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Tune in for our very first live recording completed at Ancolie, the package free cafe and coffee shop located in West Village, New York City. Chloe Vichot, owner of Ancolie and formerly from France, started Ancolie with the intention of creating food that was both delicious and kind to the environment. The concept went from wildly successful $50,000 startup to WeWork vending machines in less than 3 years. Ancolie is located off West 4th Street at 58 West 8th Street in Manhattan's West...

Duration:00:38:29

Episode 7: Ellen Hielkema, ecofemmag

3/11/2019
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Imagine trying to find a balance to your life and going from living in NYC working in the fashion industry to living out of a van in Portugal working on eco-conservation projects. There is a balance that can be struck between these extremes and this is the story of Ellen Hielkema. Ellen is the Founder of ecofemmag, which helps to uncover the amazing stories of female entrepreneurs who work in the green space. This episode is sponsored by Organic Basics. The fashion industry is a dirty...

Duration:00:22:25

Episode 6: Tom Szaky, TerraCycle + Loop

3/4/2019
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Tom Szaky was frustrated by the notion of business being purely for profit. So, he dropped out of Princeton and started a company creating fertilizer from waste, packaged in waste. Now, his company TerraCycle generates $13 million annually and his new initiative, Loop, is set to change the eco-system of CPG through its innovative, package free goods delivered to your door. In school, Tom’s economics professor said something that struck him as quite profound: “The purpose of business is...

Duration:00:48:00

Episode 5: Jodie Taylor, Documentarian Photographer

2/25/2019
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Jodie Taylor had left behind her job in financial services and was on a mission to document the waste here in New York City. During the four months she spent working on this project, Jodie ended up at e-waste facilities, followed compost services across Manhattan, went dumpster diving with the freegans and discovered a part of the city that is relatively unknown to most New Yorkers. Jodie's WorkDumpster Diving with the FreegansRescuing Leftover Cuisine -- This episode is sponsored by...

Duration:00:20:49

Episode 4: Catherine Smiley, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

2/18/2019
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We’re taking a break from our new storytelling format of Trash Talking to bring you an overdue episode from an amazing non-profit based here in New York City called Rescuing Leftover Cuisine. True to the name of the company, volunteers are dispersed across the city at closing time for various restaurant partners. They pick up any leftover food and bring it to a nearby human service agencies to be donated as food for the hungry and food insecure. Thus, they are rescuing leftover food from...

Duration:00:28:08

Episode 3: Shilpi Chhotray, Break Free From Plastic

2/11/2019
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Shilpi Chhotray is the Senior Communications Officer of the Break Free From Plastic Movement. The project includes 1,400 non-governmental organizations from across the world who have banned together to demand massive reductions in single-use plastics. The project was started with the vision of ending plastic waste in the world not just because of the impact that it has on our planet, but because it is a social justice, public health, and human rights issue as well. Shilpi is based in the...

Duration:00:30:33

Episode 2: Judith Bershof, Kishu Charcoal

2/4/2019
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Do you love the crisp, clean taste of filtered water but hate all the plastic that comes with filter and bottled water? Judith Bershof created Kishu Charcoal as a way to help everyone have access to clean, delicious filtered water without a single piece of plastic! Kishu Charcoal is made by artisans in Japan and filters 99% of heavy metals and leaves you with water you can feel great about. -- This episode is sponsored by Organic Basics. The fashion industry is a dirty bastard. Organic...

Duration:00:21:23

Episode 1: Tamara Lim, The Wally Shop

1/28/2019
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There was a time, before Amazon or meal delivery services existed, where you would purchase commodities like milk in re-useable containers that were delivered to your house. You’d use the product inside the container and return it to be re-filled and re-used again. That’s about as green as it gets. So imagine this incredible network of meal delivery where there is essentially zero waste. That’s what Tamara Lim was thinking when she created The Wally Shop. Tune is as Tamara shares with us...

Duration:00:10:09

Season 2 Trailer

1/25/2019
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Welcome to Season 2 of Trash Talking with Eco-Warriors. We’re back with a mini-series of storytelling from female eco-warriors. Join us as we get behind the scenes of the first package free grocery delivery system in New York City with The Wally Shop Founder Tamara Lin and hear about charcoal artisans in Japan who produce plastic free water filtration systems for Kishu Charcoal. This season, we wanted to bring you to the exact moment when these eco-warriors realized they needed to do...

Duration:00:03:45

Episode 42: Natalie Unwin-Kuruneri, The Earth Institute - Columbia University

10/8/2018
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There are so many different ways to pursue a career. Some people fall into their jobs while others take a more traditional approach. The Earth Institute blends research in physical and social sciences, education and practical solutions to help guide the world towards a path of sustainability. Their initiatives focus on water and climate to urbanization and agriculture. There are a number of different programs that fall under The Earth Institute including Masters programs in Climate and...

Duration:00:26:46

Episode 41: Emilie Wood, Impossible Foods

8/13/2018
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Emilie Wood is the Sustainability Analyst at Impossible Foods. Their flagship product is the Impossible Burger, a burger the looks, tastes, cooks, and bleeds like a regular beef-based hamburger, but it’s made from plants. They launched in 2016 right here in NYC. In her current role, Emilie does everything from analyze the trash that’s created at the company to rooting around in alfalfa fields. Listen in to hear her crazy story about combusting alfalfa and what makes the Impossible Burger...

Duration:00:30:41

Episode 40: Caro Shields + Vanessa Morrish, Be An Unfucker

8/6/2018
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Vanessa Morrish and Caro Shields went from being burned out at their ad agency jobs to creating a project that helps others learn about climate change in a funny, authentic way. It's called Be An Unfucker and their website features some hilarious ways of explaining sustainability issues and what we can do to help reduce our impact on the planet. The pair create weekly tips that focus on "Why It's Fucked' and "Change One Thing." The two have day jobs working on projects like Who Gives a...

Duration:00:33:11

Episode 39: Laura François, Clothing the Loop

7/23/2018
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Did you see this viral video of an art installation made out of fabric scraps found in an abandoned factory in Southeast Asia. In the video, these renegade artists put together scenes of things you would find in nature, like a tornado, out of clothing scraps that had been abandoned over a decade previously. Along with the infamous waste photographer Von Wong, one of the organizers for the Clothing the Loop project is Laura François, a contributor to the Huffington Post and speaker at TEDx...

Duration:00:36:02

Episode 38: Tara DePorte, Human Impacts Institute

7/16/2018
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Tara DePorte is a self-proclaimed expert generalist. She described her typical work week as wading in the Hudson one day to wearing a suit and talking over policy at the UN the next. In 2011, Tara started the Human Impacts Institute as a way to help make the conversation around conservation fun and exciting. She knew that if she wanted to help turn the tide on talking about trash, pollution, and conservation, she had to reach people in a way that mattered. They recently launched a project...

Duration:00:29:52

Episode 37: Desiree Kaplan, Green Matters

7/9/2018
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You've probably heard a similar story - someone hates their 9-to-5, they quit, move across the country, find true love and the career of their dreams. This is Desiree Kaplan's story, a staff writer for the online green publication called Green Matters. Desiree, former attorney born on Earth Day, always knew that the environment was important to her, but it was a chance meeting with the founders of Green Matters that led to her successful and amazing career change. -- Resources mentioned in...

Duration:00:25:03

Episode 36: Blythe Whitten-Snarr, Ocean Hugger Foods

7/2/2018
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Imagine you're at a food event sampling different, innovative food products when you passed by a table serving sushi - ahi tuna nigiri and california rolls topped with more tuna. Maybe you've sworn off fish after listening about the dire state of our oceans and plastics found in seafood, but then you noticed the sign stating that this sushi, Ahimi®, is vegan. You politely wolfed down several pieces and, still not convinced that it wasn’t tuna, ask, “What’s it made out of?” Then you get this...

Duration:00:23:28

Episode 35: Robert Pocius and Lisa Hamilton, TekPak Solutions

6/25/2018
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Robert Pocius had been working in the packaging industry for some time when customers came to him to ask for a solution that would be truly eco-friendly. A chance encounter with a scientist who had combined plastic with organic additives led to a material that broke down into nothing more than water, CO2, and organic biomass. TekPak's packaging can break down in any landfill, fresh and salt water, or regular soil in a matter of a few months. Check out our conversation with Robert as he...

Duration:00:27:20