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Welcome to the Hey Change Podcast. We speak with climate activists, social justice advocates, change-makers, and thought leaders to inspire and empower ourselves to be the change we wish to see in the world. If you’re ready to make meaningful changes in your life and help shape the path for a more just and sustainable tomorrow, you’re in the right place. We are so excited to have you on this journey with us! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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In this episode we speak with Cameron Russel, a supermodel, activist, trailblazer, and dear friend. With seventeen years of modeling for brands like Prada, Calvin Klein, Victoria’s Secret and Vogue, she gave one of the most popular TED talks of all time (over 37 million views!) on the power of image, and co-founded the model/activist group the Mode…
 
Welcome to Season 3, “Optimist In Action!” In this episode, you’ll meet our new co-host, Robin Shaw, and hear how Anne Therese’s work inspired Robin to change her life. Learn about AT’s journey as an activist and “stubborn climate optimist,” why she considers herself a “recovering vegan,” and how she’s learned to deal with climate anxiety. Find out…
 
Remember the "Dell Dude" from early 2000? Ever wonder what happened to him? I'm thrilled to tell you that we have actor Ben Curtis - also known as the Dell Dude from the famous commercials for Dell Computers - guest Hey Change to share his story of quick fame, PSTD, addiction, and recovery. Ben passionately shares his story - the highs and the lows…
 
Are you suffering from climate anxiety? How do you even know if you are? I decided to record this solo episode to share my story of climate anxiety and how it's shown up in my life. I hope that by opening up about how I've felt all these years, I'm reaching out a helping hand. Because I want you to know that whatever you might be feeling, you're no…
 
Do you know your carbon footprint? How would your everyday actions change if you did? In this episode, we talk to Josie Stoker, a wonderful young woman from Britain who spent the last 7 years in Asia, where she worked alongside Indigenous communities to bring their knowledge to corporate leadership teams. Having seen first-hand the effects of clima…
 
Let's end 2020 with some real climate optimism! This is a live chat from previously this year when I had the honor of talking to Andreas Karelas, the author of Climate Courage, about all things climate change, optimism, and positive action! I hope it's the right dose of optimism (and courage) you need to end this year on a good note and start 2021 …
 
What is carbon negative fashion and is it even possible to produce clothes that sequester more carbon than the process of making the garment produces? It might seem too good to be true, but it's not, and I'm thrilled to end 2020 with you guys by introducing what I hope is the future of fashion - carbon negative, 100% biodegradable, permaculture app…
 
Have you struggled with wanting to change the world (like, desperately) but not knowing how to find the time or energy while also keeping up with the rest of your life? Are you dreaming of finding your true passion and learning how to navigate your way to a life filled with purpose and joy? Today's episode with Katina Mountanos is all about creatin…
 
When did we start having such a strained relationship with stuff? And can you actually have stuff without breaking the planet? That is exactly what we'll get into in this episode with circular economy entrepreneur and author Sandra Goldmark. Thing's we'll ponder together: When and why did we lose touch with the value of things? How can we care for …
 
Did you know that we have merely 60 years left of growable soil? That is if we continue doing farming the way we do today, with destructive practices like tilling, mono-cropping, and fertilizer use. The good thing is that soil has an incredible ability to regenerate itself and that it's hungry for carbon. And if it's something we have way too much …
 
Let's talk politics and ideas for a whole new world! We’re thrilled to have interviewed Howie Hawkins, Green Party presidential candidate. If you’ve never heard of Howie, prepare to get inspired. Howie has been deep in fights for peace, justice, labor, the environment, and independent working class politics since 1967. His current big fight is for …
 
“A lot of times I can see clearly what the potential of this person is. I can see what their life path is. I can even see the steps of how they can meet this potential. But a lot of people are die-hard fixed to their current identity and they may not know why. Most people don’t know how much they’re holding themselves back.” Today's chat with intui…
 
How you take care of yourself as an activist is super important. Not only will you be able to sustain your activism for a longer time, but you will have a much bigger impact on the world and those around you. This episode will focus on the spiritual work and mindset that goes into being the change you want to see in the world. We will talk about wh…
 
How do we make change happen in a world that may not be ready for change? It’s election year here in the US and if there’s something that might be more important than anything it's that if you can, you turn out to vote. But what does this look like during a pandemic? And more so - how can you be more involved in politics in your every day life? Doe…
 
The term "vote with your dollar" is starting to become fairly well-known. People understand that how they spend their money and what companies and products they support matters. But what most people don't know is that we must also pay attention to what our money is doing when it's just sitting in our banks. Because (and this might come as a surpris…
 
Did you know that it takes 713 gallons of water, 1/3 LBS of pesticides, and 13 LBS of carbon to make ONE t-shirt? Crazy, right? Also, did every year, about half a million tonnes of plastic microfibers leak into our oceans from washing synthetics - the equivalent to 50 million plastic bottles. These crazy facts don't even mention the inhumane and un…
 
Is there hope for our planet or should we consider it game over? If you were starting to doubt, make sure to tune into this conversation with Renee Peters and she will undoubtedly bring back your faith! "It's incredible to see how fast soil comes back to life when humans get to work with it the right way. For the longest time I thought we were the …
 
What does it mean to really find some time with yourself and reflect on... everything? What does sustainability mean and how has that whole term got a completely new spin these later days? Adam Taubenfligel is one of the co-founders of sustainable denim brand Triarchy and one of the coolest guys I've talked to in a long time. He might look like a c…
 
Changing the narrative around climate change is imperative if we are to aim for a regenerative future. We can't continue to just pump fear and point fingers (let’s face it, we’ve all been wrong) and there's no point in piling evidence of our inevitable disaster unless we're given the clear directions of what to do. Fear + uncertainty = anxiety + ap…
 
Did you know that 99% of the world’s gold miners use mercury when extracting gold from the earth? Mercury is a super harmful material and the United Nations have declared the issue a worldwide crisis. More so actually: It’s the number one threat to the planet. When Today’s guest Robert (or Bob) Donofrio , the founder of @futurajewelry , found out a…
 
Why are positive news so important? That’s a topic we’re discussing with passion in todays episode with Georgina Powell, a true Eco-Warrior and the founder of positive news magazine Pebble. As a writer she found it frustrating that no-one was interested publishing things like sustainable fashion or environmental progress and innovations, and she th…
 
After an inner calling to visit the slum in Guatemala, Bethany Tran decided to quit her safe and well paying job at Comcast to start the Root Collective. Today she helps employ people and bring empowerment to individuals and communities in poor parts of Guatemala and the work has brought miracles already. In this chat with me we talk about how craz…
 
You know what time it is guys? It’s time to completely flip it all on its end and start redesigning everything. Because it’s not about reducing or reusing, it’s about redesigning. Not just the products we buy and the clothes we wear, but our whole society and how we operate as humans. Does this mean we need to go back in time and say thanks and goo…
 
Did you know that if food waste was it’s own country, it would be the worlds third biggest emitter of green house gases after China and The United States? Crazy, right? So what actually happens then when food ends up in our landfills? Tune into this episode with Kat Nigro at Compost Now as we talk about the importance composting and why knowing how…
 
Have you ever felt like the life you built for yourself wasn’t really what you thought it would be? Or have you maybe felt too pushed by society and expectations - both your own and others - to follow a certain path even though deep inside you know you’d rather do something else? And if so, have you ever considered just saying “heck with this” and …
 
In this episode with Graham Hill from LifeEdited we talk about how to downsize our lives and why we need to rethink the way we build, furnish and share our homes. Simply because we don’t have much choice.The future is in our hands and changing the way we live doesn’t have to be about sacrificing the joy of life. So get ready to be inspired to live …
 
The fashion industry is the world’s dirties industry after oil, and if you didn’t know those facts already, chances are you’ve seen hashtags like #sustainablefashion, #fashionrevolution or #ethicallymade circling around. But what does sustainable fashion really mean? And what can you as a consumer do to play your part in it? In this episode with Br…
 
Can you make money and help save the world at the same time? Well, that’s exactly what we’re about to find out in this episode with Teresa Orsolini from Swell Investing. Swell is a company that helps you start investing your money with as little as $50, and in portfolios of companies that are all on this earth to do good. In other words, learn how …
 
What does it mean to practice action and faith? Why is it important to learn how to speak up for yourself and trust your voice and opinion? And how can we seek our ultimate spiritual growth while dealing with stuff like doubt, confusion and everyday dramas and problems? These are just a few of the topics that we will cover in today’s episode with N…
 
What does an "ECORenaissance mean"? And how can we move collectively and in style into a better and more sustainable future? This is the conversation with the woman who was there when it all started and who's seen the movement pave it's path over the years, a movement that grew from our concern for organic food and that is widely spreading into sus…
 
Did you know that one in five fruits and vegetables are considered too ugly for grocery stores, meaning that billions of pounds of fresh fruits and veggies every year never make it to a store? And more so, that actually 40 % of all food that is produced gets thrown away? From an environmental point of view, the food we waste is responsible for roug…
 
In today’s episode with vegan model and social influencer Brad we talk a lot about (plant-based) foods, of course, but even more so about the impact food has on us and Planet Earth. Brad shares his story about growing up an unhealthy, lost, and chubby kid and how he one day decided to take matters in his own hands and start loosing weight. The reas…
 
If the previous solo episode was all about the why's and how's to going vegan, this one really about one thing: Getting to action. Because how do you close that knowledge-to-action-gap and how do you actually get started with the change you told yourself you want to do? I totally get why this is hard and, honestly, that's why this episode is about …
 
Empower your wardrobe - change your life. This is a podcast episode about the power of dressing for success but maybe in a we haven’t thought about it before; bit’s all about embracing simplicity and comfort and to do so in a chic and sustainable way! In today’s episode with Nina Faulhaber, learn why investing in smart, versatile “uniforms” will cr…
 
Are you tired of hearing all the negative facts about our the environment? Do you, like me, feel like there must be some positive news out there to go after and share? And lastly, do you want to feel good about who you are and the choices that you make and still be able to fully enjoy all that society has to offer? Then, my friend, I think it’s tim…
 
Here's one I haven't done in a while - a solo episode! In this episode I've decided to share my personal journey to a plant-based life and what I've dealt with through all of that; the why's behind it, the magic that came with it, but also a lot of the confusion when I first started out. Because the thing is that's it's easy to forget how hard thin…
 
Can we save the World through Fashion? Yes. Now let's talk about how. This is an episode of hope and empowerment; hope of making the world a better place, and bringing the empowerment to you by helping you understand how you can be part of making that happen. Because what does it mean to offset your carbon footprint? And what’s the most effective w…
 
“Ethical weddings do not mean ugly weddings. I want them to be fearsome and show style!” Today we're talking to the passionate and inspiring entrepreneur Praise Santos. She's a wedding photographer and story-teller with a huge passion for ethical living, and when she felt a disconnect in her believes and the work she was doing, she decided to piece…
 
Change. Why is is so damn hard and how can we make it a little easier? How do we learn to believe in ourselves and to trust our intuition? Well, one thing I know for sure is that it helps a lot keeping people around you that radiate good energy and that will be there and push you on your way. People that say "You've got this girl, go show the world…
 
Wanna know the science behind happiness? Maybe a few tricks that you can start implementing today that will help you be happier and to live life in a more mindful way? In this episode with Greg, the founder of the positive vibes society @pvos.co , he teaches us about the molecules we have in our bodies that make us feel happy and how we can learn t…
 
How much have you thought about your sleep? Or more so, do you have any idea what impact your mattress has on both the planet and your health? Well, you’re about to find out, so let’s dive into the world of sustainable sleep. Did you know that 50,000 mattresses end up in our landfill every single day? Crazy, isn’t it? But what does that even mean? …
 
Do you sometime feel like social media is taking over? Does it make you stressed or have you feel like you're "missing out"? Don't worry, you're not alone, and in this talk with lifestyle blogger Amanda Holstein we try to uncover how we can balance our use of social media and to still live happy and mindful lives. We will talk about things like; Wh…
 
Do you care about your health? Do you find it important to work out, eat right and stay mindful and balanced? Then my next question is, have you ever asked yourselves what’s in your clothes? Because if you haven’t, you might wanna start doing that now! Because the truth is that the garments that we wear are filled with tons of toxins and that the s…
 
A reusable water bottle that leaves a negative CO2 footprint on this planet, is that even possible? Turns out it is, and in this episode of change we talk to one of the co-founders of Yuhme, a company creating reusable water bottles made from sugarcane! And what more? For each bottle sold they also give 6 months of clean drinking water to someone i…
 
Amer Jandali is a young man who had one big vision in his life - to get to New York City. Once there he found himself in a whole new world and not long after he moved to this huge apple, he knew he wanted to create something positive for this planet. Tune into this episode as we talk about sustainable entrepreneurship, good struggles and how to sav…
 
Sustainably made denim, naturally dyed fabrics and designs that never go out of style? Those are just a few of the attributes that describe Industry Of All Nations, a brand on a mission to make this world thrive again. Do you want to know how you can make simple changes in your life to help shift our world into a more sustainable future? Do you car…
 
What is the "truth"? What things in life truly matters? How do we learn to love ourselves and our bodies and how to de get in touch with that inner voice we know is always there?In today's episode of change, we chat with Katina, a 20-something-year-old blogger and inspiration-seeker who just moved to San Fransisco from New York. We talk about findi…
 
This is a fun and empowering talk with ex-super model and best-selling author Dawn Gallagher. We find ourselves in the heart of Soho where we have a deep conversation about beauty, society, and how to make your life the best it can possible be. Dawn shares her story of when she moved to New York and was thrown into the modeling world at the age of …
 
What's the real deal about protein? How much does one actually need per day and can we get enough from only eating plants? According Marc Wood, the nightclub boss who decided to go vegan 6 years ago and who started doing Triathlons at age 48, you absolutely can. He's now also a certified nutrition health coach guiding people at the gym how to build…
 
Want to learn how to make chocolate ice-cream out of sweet potatoes? Then tune into this fun episode with New York model and Vegan Chef Leo Rusanov. As we share the floor in his Harlem apartment we talk about both of our journeys to a plant-based life; how they started, what changes we went through and how it made us feel. We kill some typical "veg…
 
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