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Living sustainably should be easier. Curious about a zero waste lifestyle? Want to know what the “circular economy” or “slow fashion” really means? Each episode, brought to you from Brightly.eco by eco-expert Laura Alexander Wittig, features daily, actionable tips to help you live your life more sustainably. Start changing the world by listening to a new, bite-sized episode every week. For more info, visit https://brightly.eco/podcast
 
This podcast is here to inspire you to come closer to nature; practically, spiritually and bodily. Guests on this show share their wisdom and ways and inspire you on ways to live more sustainably, connected to the Earth beneath your feet and to each other. The conversations will spark new choices you can make your own life to leave a gentle footprint on the planet.
 
Food for Thought is THE resource for living compassionately and healthfully. Listen to insightful, common sense perspectives about food, animals, cooking, eating, health, language, politics, zero waste living, literature, film, advocacy, and so much more from the Joyful Vegan herself, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.
 
Ready to change the world? Hey Change Podcast flips the narrative on climate change from fear to climate optimism. Co-hosts Anne Therese Gennari and Robin Shaw speak with scientists, experts, and activists about the challenges we face with climate change and what we can do about it. With topics ranging from intersectional environmentalism, climate justice, neuroscience, and more, the Hey Change Podcast educates listeners about climate change while inspiring courage, inclusivity, and optimism ...
 
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From the sheets on our beds to the clothes on our backs, textiles are everywhere. But what are our textiles really made of? And how should you go about shopping for options that are actually planet-friendly? In this week's episode, Eileen Mockus, the president and CEO of Coyuchi, will teach you everything you need to know. For show notes, visit htt…
 
Fast fashion dominates our feeds. Scroll through your TikTok "For You" page and you’re bound to see clothing hauls from SHEIN, Princess Polly, and other brands. This week, Laura sits down with Garik Himebaugh of Eco-Stylist to discuss how to finally break up with fast fashion and build a sustainable wardrobe you love. For show notes, visit https://…
 
Addie Fisher is a sustainable lifestyle content creator and the founding editor of Old World New, where she shares tips to live sustainably for people of all backgrounds. Her goal is to provide free access to knowledge that makes living sustainably accessible to underrepresented communities, especially communities of color - all in an entertaining …
 
NASA climate scientist Peter Kalmus was recently part of a peaceful protest outside of a JP Morgan Chase building in Los Angeles. His passionate speech not only made headlines, but also went viral on TikTok. In this episode, he discusses what leaders and civilians need to be paying attention to in order to make substantial change, offers some posit…
 
Sarah has been a death doula and ritual healing practitioner since 2012. Her work helps dying people and their families connect with each other, and with the innate wisdom of the dying process. Sarah’s approach draws on nature-­based spirituality, sacred sciences, and the richness of the human soul. She designs and facilitates ceremonies that help …
 
Plant-forward, sustainable eating and scrappy cooking are on the rise as ways to mitigate climate change and better the planet. This week, Max La Manna, a low-waste, sustainable chef and award-winning author, shares simple ways to reduce food waste, how to incorporate more plant-based foods into your routine, and more. For show notes, visit https:/…
 
We go to the north of Italy for the 4th and last episode in our series on the cusine of the regions of Italy! Learn about the history (and preparation) of some famous Italian dishes in the north, and find out how to eat bread like an Italian! Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau…
 
Concerned with the planet’s plastic pollution problem, Anne-Marie Bonneau, the Zero Waste Chef, went plastic-free in 2011 and for her zero waste was the next logical step. Anne-Marie describes herself as someone who is not a huge consumer and who is conscious about her purchases. In this episode you will learn: How to keep your kitchen low waste Wa…
 
Each of us plays a role in reducing our waste and we must go beyond recycling. In this Earth Day episode, Suzette gives her reflections on the meaning of this holiday and offers quick tips for minimizing waste in your everyday life. Tune in to learn about: -shopping trip hacks -materials to use and avoid -energy foods for health and wellness…
 
With everyone pointing fingers at each other, who’s really responsible for achieving net-zero emissions on a global scale? Shanu Mathew, an expert in all things sustainable investing and net-zero research, is here to help answer your questions. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/viral-meme-starts-conversation-about-global-carbon-emissions.…
 
As one of the leading storytellers, Jan Blake has been performing worldwide for over twenty-five years. Specialising in stories from Africa, the Caribbean, and Arabia, she has a well-earned reputation for dynamic and generous storytelling. Recent highlights include Hay Festival, where she was storyteller in-residence, the Viljandi Harvest Festival …
 
When it comes to sustainable eating, many people assume swapping meat and dairy for plant-based alternatives is the only way to reduce your impact. But this week's guest, Clarissa Wei, host of the Climate Cuisine podcast, is reimagining mindful and sustainable eating—one local crop at a time. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/clarissa-wei-…
 
Whether you call them by their botanical name cicer arietinum or by their common names — ceci, chickpea, garbanzo, hummus, or chana, I think you'll agree that they are indeed to most magical of all the beans! Join me as I celebrate this little legume, whose presence is known and loved in cultures, cuisines, and languages around the world! Support t…
 
We just launched our Sustainability Trends Report on Brightly.eco, and one thing that's on the rise in 2022 is sustainable pet parenting as conscious consumers look to reduce the carbon pawprint of their furry friends. In this episode, Laura and veterinarian Dr. Rory Cowlam discuss everything from eco-friendly pet diets to how to cut down on waste.…
 
Jacques Cousteau was a legendary researcher, explorer, filmmaker, and pioneer in ocean conservation. Now, his grandson Philippe Cousteau—an oceanographer, environmental activist, producer, and author—is following in his footsteps. In this week’s episode, Philippe and his wife, journalist and environmentalist Ashlan Cousteau, share how they’ve combi…
 
What does it mean to use your anger for good? Today's guest Mike Veny hasn't just learned to deal with his anger, he actively challenges it to better his work and do good in the world! As a mental health expert, advocate, and professional speaker, Mike tours the country helping companies and their employees revive the gifts of mental wellness. We b…
 
Our culinary tour of Italy continues as we finish up central Italy by focusing on its most famous region: Tuscany / Toscana. Famous for its olive oil, wine, beans, bread, and treats like biscotti, this region's cuisine is all about highlighting simple, fresh, regional ingredients. Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau…
 
When we talk about carbon footprints, we often look toward the obvious factors, like landfill waste and transportation emissions. However, there’s another factor that could have a greater impact than we think: streaming. In this week’s episode, Laura Marks, the co-author of the paper Streaming Media’s Environmental Impact, shares what she's learned…
 
Leah Lee Burnett is the founder and CEO of Growing Food Growing People in St. Louis, MO. whose mission is to Grow food and people through healthy food accessibility and reconnecting to the soil. She is an Urban Farmer and has been growing food for the last six years. A Social Justice advocate at heart. Growing up in the city of St. Louis, there is …
 
Should I eat foie gras because my organic kale was grown in soil amended with chicken manure? Should I eat steak and chicken wings because fruits and nuts are pollinated by insects? The idea that we should do nothing because we can’t do everything is illogical and self-defeatist. Join me for my perspective on whether or not figs and almonds are sui…
 
Coral reefs play a vital role in protecting coastal cities from waves, storms, and floods. They're also important to biodiversity, supporting 25% of marine life. But they're in serious danger, and Jolyon Collier—the president and founder of the nonprofit Counting Coral—is working hard on changing that. In today’s episode, he shares what’s putting c…
 
Can climate grief and anger be catalysts for transformational healing? Is there such a thing as healthy denial? And how can we learn to work with our emotions in a way where our hearts break open and use that to serve ourselves, others, and the world? Those are only a few of the things we get into in our beautiful conversation with Jack! In this ep…
 
Today is part two of our culinary tour of Italy — this time in Central Italy, characterized by rolling hills, agriculture, viticulture, and forests. In this episode, we cover the cuisines of Rome (Lazio), Abruzzo, le Marche, and Umbria. (Tuscany has its own separate episode coming up!) Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudrea…
 
Whether you love buttery Chardonnays or velvety Pinot Noirs, a delicious glass of wine can be the perfect way to end the day. But how do you know your wine aligns with your values? This week, we’re resharing a past episode we love featuring Allison Jordan, the executive director of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. In it, we discuss …
 
Dr. Anna O’Malley, is an Integrative Family and Community Medicine physician and founder of Natura Institute of Ecology and Medicine, in the Commonweal Garden, who on a daily basis bears witness to the limiting challenges of the medical or “disease manage-ment” system. She has done a lot of research on anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, foods, how …
 
You know actress Torrey DeVitto from her roles in Chicago Med, Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill, and Pretty Little Liars. But she's also a philanthropist and advocate for animals and the planet. In this week’s episode, she shares exactly how she incorporates sustainability into every aspect of her life—on-screen and off. For show notes, visit https:/…
 
How do we restore our spiritual relationship with nature and find ourselves as embedded participants within the web of life? More importantly -- what does that look like in practice? In this fascinating conversation with Aaron, we talk Ecopsychology, how a culture of emergence within companies can help shift society in a positive direction, as well…
 
A culture’s language reflects the values of that society, and our shared use of that language reflects our agreement with those values. Today I examine how our use of common idioms and proverbs denigrates animals and contributes to our violence against them — and offer some compassionate versions to replace the more violent ones. Every time we open…
 
We begin our 4-part culinary tour of Italy in the south — characterized by sunshine, rich soil, and the Mediterranean Sea, all of which influence this region's cuisine. Eat first, take notes, and prepare to be inspired to cook and eat Italian-style! Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau…
 
Scientists say climate change is already affecting every region across the globe. And, animals are responding quicker than humans. In this week’s episode, Laura chats with Thor Hanson, a biologist and the author of Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid, about how animals are adapting to climate change right before our eyes. For show notes, visit http…
 
What could the future of fashion look like if we learned to recycle and repurpose all material already created? That is what we'll get into in this episode with two innovators in the field -- Renewcell and Circ. Considering only 1% of textiles get recycled into new clothing today, this is a field we should give a lot more attention and focus on! Ab…
 
Leah Penniman, mother, farmer, ordained spiritual teacher, and author co-founded Soul Fire Farm, an 80-acre farm in New York, with the mission of reclaiming the inherent right to belong to the earth and have agency in the food system for Black and Brown people. She has led thousands through farmer training, on her 80-acre farm in New York and inter…
 
Being part of a supportive community of people who share the same joys and heartaches, victories and challenges, pleasures and concerns is critical to staying vegan – and to staying a joyful vegan. But what happens when there are divisions within the community that shares a commonality? Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudre…
 
Keeping the planet in mind throughout the day can be difficult, but every small change you make has a big impact. This week, Laura and Kendall share simple yet effective swaps that will make your daily routine more eco-friendly! For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/february-swaps.
 
We are back on the Positively Green Podcast to talk all about everything you need to know for your 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy. This is a no-nonsense episode full of down-to-earth experience and insight for all our soon-to-be mamas out there. Suzette and I don’t shy away from topics like sex while pregnant, circumcision, itchy breasts - and …
 
I know it's hard enough to plan your day to day LIFE without thinking about your eventual DEATH, but putting plans in place for the unexpected and the inevitable will give you peace of mind now and the right care for your beloved animals later. Become a podcast supporter at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau…
 
We talk a lot about small steps we can take to better the planet while we're living on it. One thing that’s not often discussed, however, is the environmental impact of leaving it. Toxic chemicals leach into the soil from embalming, and cremation releases millions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. The solution? If you ask Kat…
 
How important is it that we can track climate and environmental efforts in business? We'd like to say VERY. In this conversation with David Lammers from CDP Europe and Gilles Tisserand from Tetra Pak, we discuss how to bring transparency to the entire value chain as well as the business's role in paving the path forward! David Lammers is the Associ…
 
In this follow-up episode to Plant-Based Options at Fast Food Restaurants: Not Suitable for Vegans? I continue our discussion about what makes something or someone vegan. It's a lot simpler than you think! I answer such questions as are plant-based foods "suitable for vegans" if they're cooked on the same grills as meat? is someone stlll vegan if t…
 
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