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This is Sustainable Fashion with Sarah Nsikak of Stone & Harper
Sarah Nsikak, founder of Stone & Harper, tells us about why she started her sustainable and ethically focused clothing brand several years ago. Cheap clothing products have hazardous chemicals in the end-product, which exposes its wearers to toxins, as well as the air and water impacted in the production process. Sarah also explains the design, sourcing, and different manufacturing processes she has explored in her efforts to bring something truly sustainable to consumers. Fast fashion has...
This is Locally Laid with Jason Amundsen
Locally Laid is a startup in the pasture-raised egg business! A book named for the farm was published in 2016 and described the Amundsens' crazy idea to start a pasture-raised egg farm from scratch, and do it successfully! Jason Amundsen tells us about his experience starting a business, the high barriers to entry, the difficulties in getting financing, and how hard it is to take care of chickens in a Minnesota winter. We also discuss the health benefits, the improved taste, and the...
This Is Beyond Politics with Michael Vandenbergh & Jonathan Gilligan
Mike Vandenbergh & Jonathan Gilligan explain the role of private governance in reducing carbon emissions even more since the US pulled out of the Paris Accord and how taking action now on climate is actually the best way to ensure small government intervention, how common misconceptions like idling your car and washing your hands with hot water can lead to unnecessary emissions, and the powerful impact we can all have by changing our behavior at home. Show Notes Guests Professor...
This Is Paleoclimatology with Sarah Aarons
A paleoclimatologist from the University of Chicago explains the process of harvesting ice cores in Antarctica, how we use carbon isotopes to determine where carbon in the atmosphere is coming from, and what we can learn from the patterns in dust collection around the world and throughout history. Originally from Alaska, Sarah tells us about how her family and community is already experiencing the effects of climate change. She also gives us some perspective on the challenges women face in...
This Is Sustainable Surfing with Ryan Harris of Earth Technologies
Meet Ryan Harris, the founder of Earth Technologies and a former product designer for Nike, and hear how he has combined his dual passions for surfing and the design of high-performance athletic equipment. While learning about traditional surfboard manufacturing, he realized the big environmental downside --they're made out of toxic styrofoam, a conundrum for surfers dependent on a healthy ocean. Ryan has found sustainable suppliers, upcycled old boards, and now is turning his inorganic...
This Is Mitigation Banking with Wayne Walker of Common Ground Capital
Our guest Wayne Walker is driving private investment in conservation and species preservation through the development of species' mitigation banks around the United States. Wayne explains why mitigation banking is needed, how the development process works with the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and how these markets have developed following the stream and wetland mitigation banks under the Clean Water Act. We discuss how mitigation banking can cut through the partisan divide when Common...
This Is Solar Energy Development with Daniel Menahem
Daniel Menahem is a solar energy developer who has over 12 years of experience prospecting, developing and managing utility-scale solar and wind projects. On this episode, we talk about solar energy basics, the future of solar in the U.S., and the hurdles associated with marketing and development. In addition, we share an easy habit change you can implement to reduce your footprint on the planet: switching your electricity source at your home to renewable energy just by contacting your...