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Understanding The Science Behind Organic Foods w/ Dr. Jessica Shade of The Organic Center

Today's guest is Dr. Jessica Shade, the Director of science programs at The Organic Center, a non profit research and education organization based in Washington DC. Their mission is to conduct and convene credible evidence based science on the environmental and health effects of organic food and farming and communicate the findings to the public with a vision of a sustainable and secure food system that promotes the health of humans and the environment. Some of Dr. Jessica Shade's most...


Starting A Local Zero Waste Group with Stephanie Wall of Seattle Zero Waste

Today's guest is Stephanie Wall, the co-founder of Seattle Zero Waste, a community meet up and activism group in the greater Seattle, Washington area, that she and 3 other Instagram friends started 2 years ago. Stephanie will be sharing how they started a local zero waste group, and how you can too.


The Connection Between Human Population + Climate Change w/ Hannah Evans of Population Connection

Today's guest is Hannah Evans of population connection and we're discussing how the growing number of people on the planet have affected and will continue to affect global warming and how global warming will affect the human race.


How To Save The Coral Reefs w/ Daron Willison of Coral Reef Alliance

Today's guest is Daron Willison of Coral Reef Alliance and we're breaking down what's going on with the coral reefs, what the future looks like for coral reefs and what you can do to make a difference.


Starting A Compost Pickup Business with Kate Jaceldo of Compost Queens

Today's guest is Kate Jaceldo from Compost Queens, a mother daughter owned compost pickup service in San Antonio, Texas, where they collect food scraps and other compostable materials from local residents and businesses donating them to organic farmers in the area to replenish their soil. Kate is sharing how her and her mother started and grew this business, why food waste is such an important issue and how you can start your own composting business to have a huge impact not just in your...


How To Organize A Community Trash Cleanup w/ Richard Arterbury of Ocean Blue Project

Today's guest is Richard Arterbury, the executive director of Ocean Blue Project, a nonprofit organization based in my home state of Oregon. Their mission is to protect and conserve the ocean and its associated waterways through hands on volunteer efforts to clean beaches and rivers, enhance wildlife habitats, and reduce pollution and through service learning projects to provide education and increase awareness of the critical importance of clean waterways. Today we'll be discussing how he...


How Electromagnetic Pollution Affects The Body w/ Dr. Samuel Milham

Today, we are chatting with Dr. Samuel Milham, a specialist in occupational epidemiology who's known as the scientist who first alerted the world to the frightening potential link between occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields and human disease. Born in 1932, Dr. Milam is a graduate of union college and Albany Medical College. He became a senior resident and epidemiology at the New York State Department of Health in 1961 and then was a development consultant for that department. His...


How To Get Plastic Bags Banned In Your Town w/ Corinne Hellyer

Today, we are chatting with Corinne Hellyer, a resident of Surfside Beach, South Carolina, where she and other fellow citizens were successful in getting their city council to ban plastic bags. She is sharing how they made that happen, what hurdles they had to overcome, and how you can do the same in your town.


Advocating for Change Through Legislation with Public Policy Expert April Dickinson

Today's guest is April Dickinson aka @zerowastedork, the Communications and Operations Coordinator for Washington State Budget and Policy Center. In this episode, we are brushing up on how the American government system operates, how bills are introduced and where they go from there, how to find and connect with your state representatives, how to enact change through legislation, plus a ton of other related topics and plenty of side discussion! This episode is sponsored by Bestowed...


Canning: How To Preserve Food with Food Blogger Marisa McClellan

Today's guest is Marissa McClellan, a full-time food writer + canning expert at foodinjars.com, and her 4th book, The Food in Jars Kitchen: 140 ways to cook, bake, plate + share your homemade pantry was just released yesterday! Now she's sharing with us all her tips on how to can food, what equipment you need to get started, how to troubleshoot common canning problems, healthy sugar alternatives for canning recipes, foods you didn't know you could can, and more. This episode is sponsored by...


Natural Birth Control Methods with Holistic Health Practitioner Robin LaCross

Today's guest is Robin LaCross, a holistic health practitioner who specializes in women’s reproductive health. She has been teaching natural birth control methods for over 25 years, and she is passionate about making sure every young woman grows up knowing and understanding her body. Robin is on a mission to reduce unintended pregnancies and the spread of STDs in the world by changing the way mothers talk to their children about puberty + sex. Today, Callee + Robin are talking about natural...


Starting a Refill-by-Mail Company with Lindsey McCoy of Plaine Products

Today we are chatting with Lindsey McCoy, co-founder and CEO of Plaine Products. She holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management and spent the last 10 years working on environmental education in the Bahamas where single-use plastic is common. She and her sister co-founded a company, Plaine Products, that offers shampoo, conditioner and body wash and lotion in aluminum bottles that can be returned, refilled and reused. We discuss how they started a refill-by-mail company, how it works,...


How To Conserve + Harvest Water with Water Engineer Chris Maxwell-Gaines

Today we are chatting with Chris Maxwell-Gaines, a professional engineer and owner of Innovative Water Solutions LLC. IWS is a full-service design / build company passionately committed to providing comprehensive, sustainable, and absolute water management and conservation solutions, utilizing alternative water sources and stormwater management for residential and commercial projects. IWS focuses on systems such as rainwater collection, graywater reuse, stormwater management, and green...


Advocating For Change Through The Judicial System With Leah Segedie of Mamavation

Today we're talking with Leah Segedie, author of Green Enough: Eat Better, Live Cleaner, Be Happier (All Without Driving Your Family Crazy!), founder of the Mamavation® community, founder of ShiftCon Social Media Conference, food activist and social media consultant. We discuss topics like how to investigating "organic" baby formula companies, ceramic cookware companies, and how to advocate change. Shownotes for this episode, including a full transcript, are available at...


Starting A Secondhand Craft Supply Store with Bethany Daugherty of Recraft Indy

Today we chat with Bethany Daughtery of Recraft Indy, a secondhand supply craft store in Indianapolis, IN. We discuss topics like starting your own eco craft store or any store as we touch upon the business aspect of it. You can visit the stores' website at www.recraftindy.com and follow them on instagram @recraftindy, and find them on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/recraftindy. Shownotes for this episode, including a full transcript, are available at www.ahippieinavan.com/027.