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Every day, scientists and conservationists around the globe are working to answer critical questions about our rapidly changing environment and the organisms that live there; the minute details of their work reveal both the beauty and the precarious balance of the natural world. Join the Last Chance Endeavors team as we interview today's leading wildlife scientists and conservationists about their most recent discoveries. Listen in to hear the ongoing story of the scientific studies being co ...
 
Marketing guru and hospitality extraordinaire David Orland Brown interviews Atlanta's most interesting people! Focusing on current events, upcoming parties, business, personal & professional development, community, culture, local politics and more! linktr.ee/davidorlandbrown instagram.com/davidorlandbrown podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mr-atlanta-podcast/id1476895168 FB.me/dobatl youtube.com/c/DavidOrlandBrown linkedin.com/in/davidorlandbrown
 
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In our third episode from the 2021 batch of REU students we talk with Timara, Aubrey, and Christian! These young scientists have all chosen to research the impacts of interspecies interaction, which is how different species affect one another! From studying how snails are affected by micro algae, and how an increase in salinity affects tadpoles and…
 
You may not know it, but Alabama is a HOTSPOT for biodiversity! In fact, the state has the highest amount of biodiversity found east of the Mississippi River! In this episode we sit down with Patrick Thompson who is the curator of the Davis Arboretum at Auburn University to discuss his work protecting rapidly disappearing plants, and to learn about…
 
In our second episode from the 2021 batch of REU students we talk with Adriana, Emily, and Sophie! In three very different ways, these young scientists are investigating how humans rely upon and change our coastal environments! We cover topics including horseshoe crab blood, bioremediation of micro plastics, and sustainable seaweed farming! Not onl…
 
The Chattahoochee River is a hotspot for all kinds of conservation work, and in this episode we sit down with Dr. Troy Keller to discuss his research into the subject! He focuses a lot of effort into understanding the effects that invasive crawfish are having on the ecology of local waterways, where they come from, and what we can do about it. Not …
 
In our first episode from the 2021 batch of REU students we talk with Jake, Elle, and Olivia! From investigating the interactions between native and invasive algae, to studying the bacterial colonies associated with algae, and even looking at the ways in which sea sponges may influence cloud formation this is a power packed episode! Not only are th…
 
We're kicking off season three by bringing Dr. Bob Podolsky back on the show for his third appearance! He's a professor at the Grice Marine Lab and the director of the Fort Johnson Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, and he's sitting down to describe the incredible opportunities they make available to undergraduate students every summer…
 
We have come to the last episode of Season 2! Throughout this past season, Hopefully Sustainable has covered topics ranging from renewable energy to religion to food and agriculture. While Jaiko has spoken to a variety of guests, hope has remained at the center of every conversation. For the last episode of Season 2, hear what all of the past guest…
 
Today we are welcoming Vasser Seydel to Hopefully Sustainable! Vasser currently serves as the Deep Seabed Mining campaign manager for The Oxygen Project which was founded to raise awareness and defend the ecosystems that produce our oxygen. Our oceans face many different threats but currently, one of the greatest potential threats is deep seabed mi…
 
Sandra Henri is the founder of Less Stuff - More Meaning, New Zealand and Australia’s hub for eco-ethical weddings! Through her time in the industry as a wedding photographer, Sandra has witnessed a trend towards consumerism and extravagance that she feels has detracted from what’s truly important – both in marriage and the world at large. In today…
 
In 2019, Jaiko had the opportunity to attend the Climate Reality Training in Atlanta, Georgia. The training is hosted by The Climate Reality Project which is a non-profit organization involved in education and advocacy related to climate change. The nonprofit was founded by former Vice President, Al Gore. Jaiko and her other group members were ment…
 
Inspired by Project Drawdown, Drawdown Georgia is building a movement to accelerate progress toward net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. Ollie Chapman is currently a student at Georgia Tech studying Public Policy with an emphasis on energy and the environment. For the past year, he has been working with Dr. Marilyn Brown on Drawdown Georgia, developi…
 
Today’s episode is diving into the intersection of sustainability and religion, specifically sustainability and Christianity. We are joined by Dr. Jason Roberts, professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Georgia. He earned a B.A. in Religion from Ashland University in 2004, an M.A. in Systematic Theology from Marquette University…
 
Cauliflower and oatmeal might not be the first food combination you think of but Jacqueline and Taylor believe their cauliflower oats have the nutritional value and uniqueness to break into the breakfast food industry! While in college at the University of Michigan, Taylor began to “hide” riced cauliflower in her oatmeal and the recipe became very …
 
Meet Ann Kent, a farm-girl-turned-dietitian who helps busy families get dinner on the table! In today’s conversation, Ann is connecting the three silos of agriculture, food, and nutrition. She explains the dichotomy that exists within the USDA, discusses the hurdles that exist when it comes to feeding a busy family, and provides practical solutions…
 
Meet father-daughter climate change fighting duo, Ken & Hanka Kirby! Both are members of Citizens’ Climate Lobby with Ken serving as the CCL Forsyth County Group Co-Leader and Hanka serving as the Georgia Tech CCL Chapter leader. Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to ad…
 
This week, we are talking about the intersection of relationships and sustainability! Jaiko is speaking with four couples who are navigating how sustainability fits into their everyday lives and decisions! First, meet Carolyn & Yair who met during an internship in Savannah, Georgia. They are going to discuss how sustainability impacts their decisio…
 
According to the USDA, the United States wastes 30-40% of our food supply while Feeding America estimates that more than 42 million Americans may experience food insecurity. Over the past year, the pandemic has only exacerbated food insecurity amongst adults and children in the US. In today’s episode, Jaiko is speaking with Andie Bisceglia, Campus …
 
In a world that can feel very divided at times, food is one thing that unites us because in the end, everybody eats! Today, Jaiko is speaking with Meagan Mercedes Bens and Shawn Deangelo Walton from Everybody Eats Together. They are working to build a black-owned and operated food system to end food scarcity in African American communities, startin…
 
Nuclear energy is a very complex and controversial topic but Ka-Yen Yau is going to provide an interesting and unique perspective for us! Ka-Yen Yau is a thermal hydraulics core engineer for Kairos power, an engineering company founded to accelerate the development of innovative nuclear technology. Throughout the episode, Ka-Yen is going to explain…
 
Today, Jaiko is speaking with Tyra Byers, Program Coordinator for the University of Georgia Office of Sustainability and Director of the Interdisciplinary Sustainability Certificate. Across the United States and abroad, offices of sustainability are bringing universities and colleges to the forefront of conversations around climate change and susta…
 
This week, Jaiko is speaking with Krystal Persaud, product designer, entrepreneur, and founder of Grouphug, a solar startup creating ridiculously good looking solar panels! Over the past few years, Krystal went from an idea to a Kickstarter campaign to Shark Tank to a successful company. Throughout the episode, Krystal teaches listeners about the i…
 
Nathan Stuck is on a mission to prove that businesses can simultaneously make a profit and a difference! The winner of B Lab North America’s 2020 Community Builder Award, Chairman of B Local Georgia, and employee of a certified B Corporation, Nathan is fully entrenched in the B Corp movement. In today’s episode, Nathan discusses the origin of the B…
 
This week, we are discussing the intersection of women’s health and sustainability, specifically around the topic of periods. Over the course of their lifetime, a single menstruator will use somewhere between 5 and 15 thousand pads and tampons. While we have come a long way with our period product options, the environmental impact has become a prev…
 
Meet Barry Abramson, one of the principals at Servidyne, a consulting firm helping building owners and managers lower energy and operating costs, reduce environmental impact, and enhance occupant comfort! Since graduating from Stanford with his degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering, Barry has worked in the sustainability field for over for…
 
Are you interested in pursuing a career in sustainability? Are you not sure if you should go to graduate school or get a job? Are you questioning how to find a job in the sustainability field? This is the episode for you! Today, Jaiko is speaking with five individuals who have taken various pathways in the sustainability field. Ali Lopiccolo and Ca…
 
Hopefully Sustainable is kicking off Season 2 with Stephanie Seferian, host of the Sustainable Minimalists podcast and a mother of two on a mission to simplify eco-friendly living. Throughout the episode, Stephanie discusses the meaning of sustainable minimalism and gives specific examples of how minimalism can be applied to any lifestyle. Jaiko an…
 
This season, Jaiko has had the chance to interview 33 incredible individuals from across the United States, India, and Denmark with listeners in 45 countries. The common theme throughout all 26 episodes was HOPE. In today’s episode, Jaiko recaps all that she has learned from Season 1 and ends with what all 26 guests are hopeful about. Hopefully Sus…
 
Throughout Sophie Jungbauer’s college journey, she was challenged by the ideas of minimalism and tiny house living. Rather than just turning in a paper on the topic, Sophie and her husband, Henry, decided to take this new knowledge to the next level and rethink the American dream. Designing and building their own tiny house, Sophie, Henry, and thei…
 
Welcome back Jessie Stokes, zero waste blogger and founder of eco-conscious shop, Tiny Yellow Bungalow! Today, Jaiko and Jessie are discussing all the ways you can incorporate sustainability into your holiday celebrations. Whether it’s food, wrapping, decorations, or gifts, they cover it all! Follow Jessie on Instagram @tinyyellowbungalow and onlin…
 
This week, Jaiko is joined by Harris Jamal, a rising medical student with a passion for the intersection of sustainability and health. During his time as a student at the University of the Georgia, Harris served as the Sustainability in Healthcare Intern for the Office of Sustainability and graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Heal…
 
Meet Anhad Bhullar, founder and owner of House of Hindee. Founded in 2019, House of Hindee is a women-driven sustainable fashion and lifestyle brand celebrating textiles and honoring women. Calling in from India, Anhad discusses her brand, the ancient technique of Hindee weaving, the importance of empowering women and preserving culture, and the in…
 
“No Waste” November…challenge accepted! This week, Jaiko is joined by Michael Joesph, host of the podcast, Sustainable Savings. As we come to the end of the year, it is a great time to reflect on ways that we can reduce our waste and make sustainable changes going into 2021. While the pandemic has affected our ability to be sustainable, there is st…
 
Welcome to Part Two of a two-part series leading up to National Art Day on October 25, 2020. This week, Jaiko is speaking with Christina Foard, former artist-in-residence for the University of Georgia Office of Sustainability. During her time with the Office of Sustainability, Christina facilitated a community-wide social experiment called Imaginat…
 
Welcome to Part One of a two-part series leading up to National Art Day on October 25, 2020. This week and next week, Jaiko will be speaking with two artists who have combined their passion for art with their passion for sustainability. In today’s episode, we are joined by Abigail West, an artist and activist located in Athens, Georgia. Her artwork…
 
In today’s episode, we are talking about the impact of individual actions and how they can add up to make a big difference. In 2019, Pankaj Rajankar and Sandesh Shinde founded Green Cell ATL, a grassroots organization with a mission to increase environmental awareness amongst their family, friends, and community. In one year alone, they saved at le…
 
Meet Carmen Garner, founder of the nonprofit, Inner City Anglers. ICA aims to teach young people to fish and become one with nature while also providing mentorship and character development opportunities for the youth. Carmen has worked as a teacher and mentor for over twenty years, but when the pandemic hit, his ability to bring kids to indoor eve…
 
This week, Jaiko sits down with Laurene Hamilton, the Vice President of Programs for the Greening Youth Foundation. As VP of Programs, Laurene is working to engage underrepresented youth and young adults while connecting them to the outdoors and careers in conservation. Before taking this position, Laurene held a variety of roles such as Coordinato…
 
Isabel Aagaard, co-founder of LastObject and located in Copenhagen, Denmark, is on a mission to reduce single-use items across the world. LastObject has begun revolutionizing the sustainable bathroom experience releasing LastSwab, a reusable q-tip, and LastTissue, a set of reusable tissues. They also recently started crowdfunding for their latest p…
 
Laura Durenberger, the passionate human behind the Reduce, Reuse, Renew blog, is helping us break down the serious and far-reaching topic of eco-anxiety. In a recent poll, The American Psychological Association found that 56% of adults in the United States believe that climate change is the most important issue facing society today. With the negati…
 
Anne Alexis Bennett Alexander has traveled to 67 countries over the last 20 years discovering the connectivity that exists between all of us along the way. As she recently settled back in her home state of Georgia, she decided to take all that she has learned and found a nonprofit organization, The Eco Incubator. Along with building a 0% emissions …
 
Today we are shedding light on something positive that has come out of the pandemic - The Farmlink Project. Back in March, a group of college students saw an opportunity to serve their communities and they acted upon it. Now, students from Brown University, Stanford University, Cornell University and more have come together to reduce food waste and…
 
In today’s episode, Jaiko is speaking with Ashton Zeller, Chief Scientist at Algix, a clean technology company finding creative answers to eco-questions. In 2016, BLOOM, an Algix brand, launched the world’s first algae-blended EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) to the footwear industry as a sustainable ingredient in flexible foams for applications such a…
 
This week we are getting our hands dirty and talking compost with Nethra Rajendran, recent Management Information Systems and International Business Major from the University of Georgia. During her time as a student, Nethra served as the EcoReps Interns where she worked with UGA Housing to implement a composting program in the dorms. Throughout the…
 
Welcome to Episode 10 of Hopefully Sustainable! To celebrate the 10th episode, Jaiko is speaking with five of her greatest friends about everything from how the pandemic has affected their ability to be sustainable to how they are remaining hopeful during these times. Meet Mackenzie Light, Kat Schaich, Megan Reeves, Becca Wright, and Nicole Schlaba…
 
Today we are graced by the presence of Haile Thomas, an international speaker, wellness & compassion activist, vegan food & lifestyle creator, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and the founder & CEO of the HAPPY Organization. Haile discusses her family’s journey to a vegan lifestyle, the importance of reflection, why racism isn’t vegan,…
 
This week on Hopefully Sustainable, Jaiko speaks with Callee Ackland, founder of Bestowed Essentials and Hippie Haven Shop, a zero waste store and event space located in South Dakota. Callee is passionate about sustainable living and taking steps to reduce waste in our daily lives. Join us as we discuss all of Callee’s sustainable business endeavor…
 
Meet Elizabeth Doherty, Global Operations Associate at Equifax and recent graduate from the University of Georgia. Elizabeth has incorporated sustainability into some very unique places ranging from her college campus to her current job. Learn how Elizabeth’s sustainability journey began with four minute showers and evolved into inspiring 11,000 Eq…
 
In today’s episode, we hear from Darraugh Collins, site director for the Detroit chapter of Food Rescue US. In the summer of 2019, Darraugh discovered a serious food waste problem in Detroit, Michigan and decided to expand upon the work being done across the country to feed people, not landfills. Learn how an app is saving hundreds of thousands of …
 
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