Environment & Sustainability

Responsible Snacking On The Go

-Guest post by Ben Kanellitsas from Play Hard-Give Back Travelers in 2016 are looking more than ever towards socially responsible lodging options. While jet setting around the globe, they want to pair their responsible travel with a socially conscious snacking option. Their desire to purchase with a purpose has created an opportunity for companies looking to […]

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Ecotourism – Three Things to Consider

-Guest post by Evan Delahanty, Founder of Peaceful Fruits   Hmmm so roomy in this blog – I feel like I’m on the beach in Thailand! Or is it South Korea? Guam? I’m not sure, but thanks for inviting me over, Alex!   Alex has taken her show on the road and, I have to […]

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30: Using Solar Energy to Empower Nonprofits with Lester Crafton (Ovanova)

Let’s chat solar energy. It’s likely you’ve considered adding this to your home. Driving around in Southern California I can’t believe every home doesn’t take advantage of this free resource to power their home. Once you dig into the industry, you start to understand why. It’s complicated. And that’s an understatement. There are solar energy […]

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27.5 Stories: Earth Day -Business on Sustainable Sourcing – Linda Walker (World Wildlife Fund)

Happy Earth Day movers and shakers! I truly hope that you have enjoyed this entire month long lead up promoting sustainability, food waste, eco tours, marine life and more. There are so many powerful infinitives out there working to preserve our earth and all of the life in it. If you missed a few, check […]

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27: Championing Environmental Efforts through Business – Suzanne Apple (World Wildlife Fund)

When you think of the world of conservation, environmentalism and protecting wildlife, the World Wildlife Fund will likely come to the forefront. Their work, as well as the iconic logo with the panda, has become synonymous with conservation efforts around the world. While many of us don’t fully know all the measures associated with the […]

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26.5: Stories: Ocean Ed in the Classroom -Cindy Vasquez (National School District)

I don’t care what age you are, seeing a whale breach in the wild is one of the coolest water encounters you can have. Couple that with giant sea turtles and perhaps a dolphin sighting and you can pretty well sum up the best voyage ever. Do you like eco-friendly travel? check out our interview […]

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26: Eco Tours & Conservation – Frances Kinney (Ocean Connectors)

When was the last time you dedicated an afternoon to spending quality time outside? It’s amazing how the week slips away and you find yourself trapped back in the office again.   What if I told you that spending time in our amazing outdoors helps you preform better at work?   It’s true! There are […]

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25.5: Stories: Aquaponics in the Classroom with Jack Lyke (State College School District)

If you are anything like I was a few weeks ago, you have no idea what Aquaponics is. The technical break down goes something like the combination of hydroponics (growing plants in something other than soil) with aquaculture (growing fish). Now I’ve never been one for biology class. I might have even slept through a […]

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25: Role of Food in Education – Anupama Joshi (National Farm to School Network)

Dear Santa: I would like turnips for Christmas.” Signed, one inspired first grader. You probably think I’m pulling your leg right now. Perhaps you’re curious who would even be bold enough to even think the word Christmas this early in the year. Let’s back up for a second. Hang with me and I promise we’ll […]

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24.5: Stories: Food Strengthening Community – Robin Carroll & Quentin Mables (I Grow Chicago)

Isolation. Injustice. Poverty. Lack of education. Opportunity dessert. 30-40% of children going to bed hungry. This doesn’t paint a pretty picture of a neighborhood in Chicago. Especially when you consider that countless pounds of high quality of food are thrown away every night in restaurants around the city. At this point, you might be wondering […]

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24: Trash to Nutrition – Solving Food Waste Rajesh Karmani (Zero Percent)

We’re getting trashy on the podcast today! Yes, literal trash. Not quite what you thought right? Well we are kicking off an entire month long feature on environmental issues as we head into Earth Day 2016. Trash fits right into this topic, as well as highlighting unique way we can approach waste reduction, importance of […]

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9.5 Stories from the Field – Sustainability in the Classroom with Monica Rosquillas (1 to 1 Movement)

What would you do if you had to carry your trash around with you for one whole week? What types of things would be in there? Any things that you might not be too proud of at the week’s end?   That is exactly one of the projects that Monica oversees for 1 to 1 […]

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9: Sustainability with Jonathan Zaidman (1 to 1 Movement)

There’s no denying that together we all need to start taking measures toward sustainability and conservation. It can be a little overwhelming at times. What can one person do about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? How can I equate my energy use to polar bears thousands of miles away?   It’s hard to. Which is […]

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6.5: Stories from the Field- Creating Standards for Animal Welfare with Temple Grandin

Driving home the impact from episode 6, Temple Grandin touches on the state of the animal plants in the early 70s. Through a groundbreaking partnership with McDonalds’, she was able to create unheard of strides in animal welfare in plants across the entire United States.   This episode goes in depth to the very strategic […]

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4.0 Luxury Homes Championing Environmental Efforts And Driving Social Change with Mayer Dahan (Prime Five Homes)

Mayer Dahan is creating something you don’t often see in the construction world, particularly the luxury home industry. He is leveraging modern upscale homes to champion both environmental issues and chart a path toward meaningful social change.   As the CEO and Co-founder of Prime Five Homes, Mayer works to create modern upscale homes that […]

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