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Toasted Earth is a show about founders, visionaries and environmentalists pursuing novel ideas in sustainability. Our guests are on a mission to save the earth, tune in to hear their unique stories and how they, and you, can make a difference.

Toasted Earth is a show about founders, visionaries and environmentalists pursuing novel ideas in sustainability. Our guests are on a mission to save the earth, tune in to hear their unique stories and how they, and you, can make a difference.


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Toasted Earth is a show about founders, visionaries and environmentalists pursuing novel ideas in sustainability. Our guests are on a mission to save the earth, tune in to hear their unique stories and how they, and you, can make a difference.




Undo Air: Brandon Boynton

This episode features Brandon Boynton, Co-Founder and CEO of Undo Air. Undo Air is empowering individuals to fight climate change by capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through their consumer-sized CO2 scrubber. This solar-powered household device uses replaceable, recyclable cartridges to filter the air and separate out CO2. Brandon and Michelle discuss carbon capture technology, the challenges of building a physical product with minimal carbon emissions and how individuals can...


Beeflow: Angelita De la Luz

This episode features Angelita De la Luz, the Director of Applied Research and Operations at BeeFlow. BeeFlow provides professional pollination services to farmers. They apply scientific knowledge and technology during crop pollination to increase crop yields and improve food quality. Angelita and Michelle discuss the science behind pollination, the importance of educating farmers about better pollination practices and sustainability and how Beeflow trains their bees to pollinate specific...


Chippin: Haley Russell

This episode features Haley Russell, Co-Founder and CEO of Chippin. Chippin is the world’s most sustainable pet food. They make their dog food and treats from earth-friendly proteins like cricket, spirulina and silver carp using 80% fewer resources than traditional dog foods. Haley and Michelle discuss the impact that using animal protein for pet foods has on the environment, alternative protein options and why they're better and how Chippin is providing quality pet food products that are...


GoRolloe: Kristen Tapping

This episode features Kristen Tapping, the Founder and CEO of GoRolloe. GoRolloe is focused on merging clean air technology with the transportation sector. They are currently developing a device that attaches to bike wheels to filter air pollution simply using the rider’s motion and energy. Kristen and Michelle discuss the process of developing a new invention and the challenges of doing it in the most sustainable way, the problems arising from air pollution in our cities and how GoRolloe...


Handprint: Simon Schillebeeckx

This episode features Simon Schillebeeckx, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Handprint. Handprint aims to integrate positive impact into every business transaction. Their team has built a platform that connects companies with curated environmental causes and integrates these causes into the company’s e-commerce website or other digital presence. They make it easy to automate, report and visualize each company’s positive impact actions. Michelle and Simon discuss why having a...


Locally Universal: Aneesh Mathur

This is a special episode focused on the future generations that will inherit the earth. In it Michelle speaks with a member of Gen Z, Aneesh Mather the Founder of Locally Universal, about his views on the environment, how he's learning about it and how he hopes to make a difference. Locally Universal is a group of students based in Northern Virginia that is dedicated to spreading awareness and taking action on environmental and animal rights issues. He and the Locally Universal members...


The Better Meat Co: Paul Shapiro

This episode features Paul Shapiro, the Co-Founder and CEO of The Better Meat Company. The Better Meat Co. offers cost-effective plant protein and mycoprotein formulations to seamlessly enhance or even replace meat production while improving nutrition, flavor and yield. Their clean, allergen-free protein ingredients blend effortlessly into ground beef, chicken, pork, turkey, fish and crab, reducing the amount of animal protein needed to produce them and creating a more sustainable...


Digital Humani: Tim Davenport

This episode features Tim Davenport, one of the early team members and a Solutions Architect at Digital Humani. Digital Humani is a non-profit organization that provides a simple and easy to use API to help connect websites and mobile apps to trusted reforestation organizations to have trees planted. Tim was looking for a way to use his skills to help the environment when he came across the organization and joined founder Jonathan Villiard during the early days. Since then their distributed...


Simple Switch: Rachel Kois

This episode features Rachel Kois, the Founder and CEO of Simple Switch. Simple Switch is an online marketplace for ethical and impactful shopping. Every one of the 3,000+ products sold on Simple Switch has a positive social or environmental impact and they aim to shift some of the hundreds of billions of dollars spent online this year to products that support orphan care, planting trees, combating climate change and more. Rachel believes deeply in the power of entrepreneurship to solve...


Kiwi Eco Box: Kate & Nataly Trusova

This episode features Kate and Nataly Trusova, the founders of Kiwi Eco Box. Kiwi Eco Box is a monthly eco-friendly subscription box that helps you integrate zero-waste concepts into your lifestyle easily and build a plastic-free routine. Every month Kiwi Eco Box subscribers get from 5 to 7 different products, that are shipped in 100% plastic-free packaging with paper wrapping, labels, and tape — all of which are recyclable and compostable. Kate and Nataly realized that when going...


Shameless Pets: Alex Waite

This episode features Alex Waite, the co-founder of Shameless Pets. Shameless Pets uses surplus and misfit produce to create healthy upcycled dog treats, rescuing food waste in the process. Alex is passionate about the environment, a dog lover and a food scientist. Together with her co-founder, James, she’s found the intersection of these interests with Shameless Pets. Michelle and Alex discuss the food production chain and waste produced along it, how that waste can be upcycled into other...


Earth Baby: Sara Comden

This episode features Sara Comden, the Head of Marketing at Earth Baby. Earth Baby aims to eliminate disposable diapers and wipes from Bay Area landfills. They provide a diaper service that delivers compostable diapers and picks up the dirty ones each week to be composted into topsoil. Michelle and Sara discuss why compostable diapers are better for your baby, the wastefulness of traditional disposable diapers and why you need a composting service to handle your compostable diapers...


Better Origin: Fotis Fotiadis

This episode features Fotis Fotiadis, the Co-Founder and CEO of Better Origin. Better Origin develops a modular insect farm powered by AI that turns food waste into animal feed via insect bioconversion, thereby reducing waste, lowering carbon emissions and creating a sustainable food source. Fotis and Michelle discuss his background in the oil and gas industry and how he shifted to focusing on sustainability, the importance of looking to nature to find solutions to our environmental...


KnoxFill: Michaela Barnett

This episode features Michaela Barnett, the founder of KnoxFill. KnoxFill is a zero waste refillery serving the Knoxville, Tennessee area. Their online store of household and personal care items are sourced locally and delivered in reusable, refillable containers so you get the products you need without the wasteful packaging. Michaela began to focus on waste solutions from an early age leading her to study sustainability and behavioral science. She's applied her scientific background and...


2B0: Steve Peer

This episode features Steve Peer, the co-founder and CTO of 2B0. 2B0 has developed a recycling robot that uses artificial intelligence to automatically recognize what material it has been given, sort it and process it all within a machine that can fit in a home, office or store. Making it easier for consumers to recycle correctly will reduce the amount of recyclables ending up in landfill and aide in the fight against climate change. The 2B0 robot will also have features to help and...


Goodbag: Christoph Hantschk

This episode features Christoph Hantschk the founder and CEO of goodbag. Goodbag is a smart, reusable shopping bag that makes it fun and rewarding for people to reuse their bag and allows them to track their own positive impact on the environment in real-time. Every time a customer brings their goodbag to a store they can choose to plant a tree against climate change, clean plastic waste out of the ocean or receive a discount as a reward. “ I hope we are able to not take more than the earth...


Recyclops: Ryan Smith

In this episode, we have Ryan Smith, the founder and CEO of Recyclops. Recyclops is bringing affordable recycling to all, regardless of where people live, by offering monthly subscriptions for recycling pickups at your curbside or doorstep. “We don’t have to do what’s best dollar bill wise for the company, we have to do what’s best mission-wise for the company.”- Ryan Smith [27:59] What You Will Learn: · [1:12] How Ryan spotted a recycling problem and found a simple tech solution. ·...


Livelihood: Pablo Gonzalez

In this episode of The Toasted Earth podcast, we have Pablo Gonzalez talk about the Livelihood project and its mission of making cities and nature coexist. Pablo is the founder and CEO of Livelihood. Livelihood is an environment-first clothing brand that plants a tree in Houston for every product sold and advocates for environmental projects taking place in Houston. Listen in to learn why nature and cities can coexist and the benefits of that arrangement for our cities. You will also learn...


Wren: Landon Brand

In this episode of The Toasted Earth podcast, we have Landon Brand talk about his company Wren and its efforts against climate change. Landon is the co-founder and CEO of Wren, a web app, building tools that makes it easy to offset your carbon footprint. He grew up in the very environmentally conscious Santa Barbara, and the more he learned about the effects of climate change, the more he wanted to do something about it. Listen to this episode to learn how a simple subscription will help...


Retykle: Sarah Garner

In this episode of Toasted Earth, we have Sarah Garner talk about her sustainability efforts in reselling kids’ clothes. Sarah is the founder and CEO of Retykle, an innovative luxury resale e-commerce platform making buying and selling great quality children's wear convenient. It drives a circular economy where parents can buy and resell designer babies, kids, and maternity clothing. Listen in to learn the importance of a circular economy that promotes recycling and environmental...