Non-Profit

A Sustainable Mind

Environmental Activist Marjorie Alexander interviews change-makers in Sustainability | Ecology | Food Waste | Intentional and Resilient Community | Conservation | Nature Education

A Sustainable Mind is a podcast created for you, the earth-conscious individual, ecopreneur, environmental activist, sustainability enthusiast, grassroots organizer, earth-friendly consumer and the eco-curious. If you are looking to get inspired, motivated and take ACTION to be the change you want to see in the world you are in the right place. Delivered to you each week, Marjorie Alexander brings you environmental changemakers whose campaigns, companies and projects have changed the planet for the better. They discuss their personal stories and interactions with nature, their journey to go green, light-bulb moments, sustainable habits, lessons from launching their project, and much more. Each episode ends with ACTIONABLE advice and resources for you to hit the ground running!

Episodes

025: Use Your Money to Make a Difference with Cara MacMillan
24:11
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 24:11
025: Use Your Money to Make a Difference with Cara MacMillan

Cara MacMillan is a financial planner & consultant. She teaches sustainable investing as well as how to integrate sustainability into your everyday life in order to save money and save the planet each and every day. She has a book out titled It's Only Money and it Grows on Trees talking about the roll of money in our families and our culture. Her next book is right around the corner, being released in November 2016, called Make Big Money and Make a Big Difference on investing wisely with our planet in mind.

024: Fracking is No Laughing Matter with Comedian Ron Placone
48:07
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 48:07
024: Fracking is No Laughing Matter with Comedian Ron Placone

Ron Placone tours nationally as a stand-up appearing at clubs, colleges, theaters and everything in between. He also speaks for colleges and advocacy groups with his one-man performance lecture on Battling Political Apathy. In this episode we discuss the theme of this master's thesis - fracking and the role that media plays in environmental issues. Ron gives us some interesting insight from his first-hand experiences and has suggestions for how we can make fracking a thing of the past.

023: Tiny House, Big Decision with Tiny House Podcast Co-host Perry Gruber
45:22
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 45:22
023: Tiny House, Big Decision with Tiny House Podcast Co-host Perry Gruber

Perry Gruber is a man of many hats including entrepreneur, speaker, and social engineer. He is the founder of Copiosis, which is a new economic system for a post capitalist world. In addition to this he is the founder of The Tiny House Podcast which is the largest tiny house podcast in the world.

022: Fermentation on Wheels with Tara Whitsitt
32:09
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 32:09
022: Fermentation on Wheels with Tara Whitsitt

Tara Whitsitt is a social activist, artist and food preservationist. Her passions for fermenting and growing food, living communally and teaching inspired her to launch Fermentation on Wheels, a mobile food preservation teaching space. Here Tara gives vegetable fermentation workshops that correspond with the regional and seasonal produce of each destination during her travels. In this episode Tara and I discuss living and eating in community, where our food comes from and of course...fermentation.

021: Ecological Art and Bringing Nature Into the Home with Ashley Lieber
41:09
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 41:09
021: Ecological Art and Bringing Nature Into the Home with Ashley Lieber

Ashley Lieber is an ecological artist and educator. In this episode we discuss her ecological art series, Moss for Meditation, as well as maker culture, building sustainable community, hydroponics (one of my favorite topics), tips on how to get FREE SEEDS! and much more.

020: Radical Self Care and Natural Beauty Products with Tameko Rowe
52:38
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 52:38
020: Radical Self Care and Natural Beauty Products with Tameko Rowe

Tameko Rowe is a corporate employee turned eco conscious beauty and self care product line creator. Her company Cocoa Butter Mothers offers a range of products from nursing butters to beard balm, all crafted using responsibly sourced natural and organic ingredients, some of which come directly from Tameko's yard. Her intention is to continue to cultivate a deeper connection to self, encouraging clients to take time for luxurious self-care.

019: Children and Healthy Eating Habits with Kathryn Kemp Guylay
40:22
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 40:22
019: Children and Healthy Eating Habits with Kathryn Kemp Guylay

Kathryn Kemp Guylay is an author, speaker, certified nutritional counselor and coach with a master’s degree in business. She is the founder of Nurture, a national non-profit that provides wellness education to tens of thousands of children and parents. Not only is Kathryn a sought-after wellness expert, but she also hosts her own radio show on wellness at KDPI-FM in Ketchum, Idaho. Guylay is on a mission to help children all over the world eat more healthy fruits and vegetables of all types through her new book Give it a Go, Eat a Rainbow which was illustrated by her son Alexander.

018: Building Community Through Urban Farming With Greg Peterson
58:15
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 58:15
018: Building Community Through Urban Farming With Greg Peterson

Greg Peterson is an urban farming and sustainability innovator who resides at the Urban Farm, an environmental showcase home in the heart of Phoenix. He opens his home weekly for tours and classes, not only telling people, but showing them, how he has been able to make a living through urban farming for over two decades and how they can do the same.  Greg also runs Urban Farm U (UrbanFarm.org), filled with online courses designed to educate and inspire others to grow food for themselves and others.

017: Upcycling Plastic, from Runway to Everyday with Sara Wiener
39:10
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 39:10
017: Upcycling Plastic, from Runway to Everyday with Sara Wiener

Some of Sara’s greatest memories growing up were of sewing with her grandmother Bella. When she combined her love of sewing and making old things new again with the overabundance of plastic bags Sara Bella UpCycled was born; a company that up-cycles consumer plastic bags into beautiful, wearable art for both the runway and the everyday.

016: Holism, Food Activism and Environmental Justice with Nikki Silvestri
44:11
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 44:11
016: Holism, Food Activism and Environmental Justice with Nikki Silvestri

Nikki Silvestri has had a long history of working to support environmental justice and growing sustainable communities. As a Co-founder of Live Real and former Executive Director of People’s Grocery and Green For All Nikki has built and strengthened social equity for underrepresented populations in food systems, social services, public health, climate solutions and economic development. Now as a Co-founder and CEO of Silvestri Strategies she is working to support thriving communities, economies and natural environments.

015: The Urban Forest and the Importance of Trees with Cindy Blain
46:19
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 46:19
015: The Urban Forest and the Importance of Trees with Cindy Blain

Cindy Blain had a background in marketing and tech but wanted a life for her family out of Silicon Valley and closer to nature. She has worked with environmentally focused non-profits such as the Presentation Retreat & Conference Center and Sacramento Tree Foundation. Now, as the Executive Director of California ReLeaf, she is at the helm of not just any non-profit but a network of over 90 organizations throughout California that are dedicated to planting and caring for trees in the urban forest. In this conversation we go behind the scenes of California ReLeaf, discuss how trees improve every facet of our lives and consider how sprawled cities can learn a thing or two from the compact development of smaller countries.

ASM: Sometimes Your Why Finds You
13:26
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 13:26
ASM: Sometimes Your Why Finds You

In today’s episode I talk to you about a few things that came up for me over the last few months that caused me to stop recording for a while.

Well I am happy to be back on the mic once more and in this episode I announce some cool stuff I’m introducing to the show.

014: Origins of Nature Deficit Disorder and How to Get Kids Reconnected with Texas Children in Nature's Jennifer Bristol
36:41
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 36:41
014: Origins of Nature Deficit Disorder and How to Get Kids Reconnected with Texas Children in Nature's Jennifer Bristol

Jennifer Bristol is the State Coordinator for Texas Children in Nature which connects over 300 organizations with the children & nature movement in Texas. Prior to becoming the first State Coordinator for TCiN she created award-winning conservation education curriculum and youth development programs for Camp Fire and served as a park ranger for Texas Parks and Wildlife.

013: Charting Your Own Path to a Career in Sustainability with Take 3's Tim Silverwood
31:56
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 31:56
013: Charting Your Own Path to a Career in Sustainability with Take 3's Tim Silverwood

Tim Silverwood is an educator, environmentalist and speaker. He founded Take 3 – A Clean Beach Initiative, asking everyone to complete one simple action each time they visit a beach, waterway or anywhere else; take 3 pieces of litter with you when you leave. Tim has also participated in research of the Great Pacific garbage patch, co-founded Circular Economy Australia and is the director of Rechusable.

012: What Should I Eat and Other Food for Thought with Food, Health & Wellness Educator Lauren Nixon
35:53
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 35:53
012: What Should I Eat and Other Food for Thought with Food, Health & Wellness Educator Lauren Nixon

Laura Nixon is a food and wellness educator giving workshops in and around D.C. Philadelphia and New York. She has a passion for creating spaces where people feel empowered to combine healthy food and self-care practices to gain a well-rounded understanding of how to nourish themselves.

011: Ending Food Waste One Ugly Apple at a Time with Jordan Figueiredo
36:53
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 36:53
011: Ending Food Waste One Ugly Apple at a Time with Jordan Figueiredo

Jordan is a Food Waste Superhero. He is the founder of the organization End Food Waste and the brains behind the Ugly Fruit and Veg campaign that recently took the food waste fight to the steps of Walmart! He’s been teaming up with people and organizations from around the world, from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to The National Resource Defense Fund to combat this major issue. Lucky for us the good thing about food waste is that just about everyone, no matter your circumstances, can help solve the problem.

010: Getting Real About What Kind of Action Really Improves the Planet with Colin Beavan
31:17
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 31:17
010: Getting Real About What Kind of Action Really Improves the Planet with Colin Beavan

Dr. Colin Beavan is among the world’s foremost spokespeople on environmental issues and consumerism. He was called the Best Green Ambassador by TreeHugger and his blog was selected as one of the top 15 green blogs by Time magazine. He has spoken and consulted with brands such as eBay and Cliff Bars and has traveled the world speaking to audiences from California to the Czech Republic. When his film No Impact Man hit the environmental documentary scene it changed the landscape forever.

009: Saving the Rainforest One Cell Phone at a Time with Topher White
33:31
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 33:31
009: Saving the Rainforest One Cell Phone at a Time with Topher White

Topher White is an engineer with a background in physics and kinetic sculptor. Little did he know that visiting the rainforest as a tourist would spark an idea as to how to help save it. Since 2013 Topher has been working around the clock designing a device out of used cell phones to thwart deforestation in real time. This interview offers a TON of great tips for anyone in tech or science looking to contribute to real world problems and for entrepreneurs in general.

008: ASM Unplugged - Intentional Communities and Responding to Western Privilege with Ma'ikwe Ludwig
42:07
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 42:07
008: ASM Unplugged - Intentional Communities and Responding to Western Privilege with Ma'ikwe Ludwig

Ma’iwke Ludwig is the Executive Director of Dancing Rabbit Eco Village in Northern Missouri and also sits on the Board of the Directors for the Fellowship for Intentional Community. With a long history of being involved in this work she is well-known for candidly discussing the blessings and challenges of living in an intentional community.

007: There's BPA in My What? Jay Sinha Talks Plastics and Running an Earth Conscious Business
47:48
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 47:48
007: There's BPA in My What? Jay Sinha Talks Plastics and Running an Earth Conscious Business

Jay Sinha has a unique background in biochemistry, law, ecotoxicology and environmental research. In this interview he reveals a lot about the true nature of what is in the products we use on a day-to-day basis and then gives us an amazing resource list to do some research on our own. Get a pen and paper kids, you’re going to need it for this interview!

006: Living a Zero-Waste Lifestyle with Bea Johnson
34:57
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 34:57
006: Living a Zero-Waste Lifestyle with Bea Johnson

Bea Johnson is one of today's foremost experts in the area of zero-waste living and voluntary simplicity. She is most well-known for being able to fit her family of four’s trash for an entire year into a quart sized jar. She has helped people all over the world achieve various levels of voluntary simplicity and eco-friendly living through her blog ZeroWasteHome.com and her book by the same name. She continues to spread the zero-waste message through talks which she gives all over the world.

005: Team Dynamics and Giving Back to the Community with Denzel Austin Thompson
29:09
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 29:09
005: Team Dynamics and Giving Back to the Community with Denzel Austin Thompson

Denzel Austin Thompson grew up in North Philly. During a service trip to New Orleans he got the idea to plant urban gardens in empty lots in his neighborhood back home. He is the co-creator of the Philadelphia Urban Creators and has since received multiple awards for his continued commitment to the community and his neighbors.

004: Fermentation and Other Kitchen DIY with Anne-Marie Bonneau of ZeroWasteChef.com
41:03
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 41:03
004: Fermentation and Other Kitchen DIY with Anne-Marie Bonneau of ZeroWasteChef.com

Anne-Marie grew up learning the DIY mentality from her father. She now puts it to use in the kitchen making all her food from scratch, from sourdough to kombucha and everything in between. She also hosts webinars to empower others to do the same. In this fun episode we discuss talking the talk and walking the walk in regards to sustainable living.

003: Consumer Culture and Resilient & Sustainable Communities with Laird Christensen of Green Mountain College
36:56
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 36:56
003: Consumer Culture and Resilient & Sustainable Communities with Laird Christensen of Green Mountain College

Laird Christensen has dedicated his life to environmental activism and finding ways to create more sustainable communities. He has been an author, activist and educator during his career and that is how I came to know Laird, through his courses at Green Mountain College, where received my Masters in Environmental Studies. Laird is the Director of GMC’s latest masters program in Resilient and Sustainable Communities and in this episode we discuss his upbringing and his inspiration for developing the program.

002: Sustainable Burial Practices with Katrina Spade of the Urban Death Project
34:47
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 34:47
002: Sustainable Burial Practices with Katrina Spade of the Urban Death Project

After being disappointed with the options available for non-traditional burial Katrina Spade sought out ways to lay our loved ones to rest without wasting burial materials or contaminating the soil. With a background in architecture and anthropology she came up with the idea for The Urban Death Project for which she has received an Echoing Green Fellowship.

001: Intentional Living with Greg Seaman of Earth Easy
33:27
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 33:27
001: Intentional Living with Greg Seaman of Earth Easy

Earth Easy is the brainchild of Long Island native Greg Seaman. After living on both coasts and in both rural and urban settings, he and his wife with a three month old in tow, decided to simplify their lifestyle and move off-grid. Now, EarthEasy.com is a family run business allowing everyone involved to live out their ideals of treading lightly on this planet.

000: Welcome to A Sustainable Mind
07:44
2017-09-23 00:43:00 UTC 07:44
000: Welcome to A Sustainable Mind

Environmental activist Marjorie Alexander came up with the idea for A Sustainable Mind podcast after being unimpressed with the podcast options for aspiring environmentalists. A Sustainable Mind is all about giving today's environmental change-makers a platform to share their story, educated and inspire others. This sustainability podcast is intentionally empowering, inspirational and action oriented so if you are an earth-conscious being then you are in the right place!

025: Use Your Money to Make a Difference with Cara MacMillan
24:11
2017-09-27 10:45:06 UTC 24:11
025: Use Your Money to Make a Difference with Cara MacMillan

Cara MacMillan is a financial planner & consultant. She teaches sustainable investing as well as how to integrate sustainability into your everyday life in order to save money and save the planet each and every day. She has a book out titled It's Only Money and it Grows on Trees talking about the roll of money in our families and our culture. Her next book is right around the corner, being released in November 2016, called Make Big Money and Make a Big Difference on investing wisely with our planet in mind.

024: Fracking is No Laughing Matter with Comedian Ron Placone
48:07
2017-09-27 10:45:06 UTC 48:07
024: Fracking is No Laughing Matter with Comedian Ron Placone

Ron Placone tours nationally as a stand-up appearing at clubs, colleges, theaters and everything in between. He also speaks for colleges and advocacy groups with his one-man performance lecture on Battling Political Apathy. In this episode we discuss the theme of this master's thesis - fracking and the role that media plays in environmental issues. Ron gives us some interesting insight from his first-hand experiences and has suggestions for how we can make fracking a thing of the past.

023: Tiny House, Big Decision with Tiny House Podcast Co-host Perry Gruber
45:22
2017-09-27 10:45:06 UTC 45:22
023: Tiny House, Big Decision with Tiny House Podcast Co-host Perry Gruber

Perry Gruber is a man of many hats including entrepreneur, speaker, and social engineer. He is the founder of Copiosis, which is a new economic system for a post capitalist world. In addition to this he is the founder of The Tiny House Podcast which is the largest tiny house podcast in the world.

022: Fermentation on Wheels with Tara Whitsitt
32:09
2017-09-27 10:45:06 UTC 32:09
022: Fermentation on Wheels with Tara Whitsitt

Tara Whitsitt is a social activist, artist and food preservationist. Her passions for fermenting and growing food, living communally and teaching inspired her to launch Fermentation on Wheels, a mobile food preservation teaching space. Here Tara gives vegetable fermentation workshops that correspond with the regional and seasonal produce of each destination during her travels. In this episode Tara and I discuss living and eating in community, where our food comes from and of course...fermentation.

021: Ecological Art and Bringing Nature Into the Home with Ashley Lieber
41:09
2017-09-27 10:45:06 UTC 41:09
021: Ecological Art and Bringing Nature Into the Home with Ashley Lieber

Ashley Lieber is an ecological artist and educator. In this episode we discuss her ecological art series, Moss for Meditation, as well as maker culture, building sustainable community, hydroponics (one of my favorite topics), tips on how to get FREE SEEDS! and much more.

020: Radical Self Care and Natural Beauty Products with Tameko Rowe
52:38
2017-09-27 10:45:06 UTC 52:38
020: Radical Self Care and Natural Beauty Products with Tameko Rowe

Tameko Rowe is a corporate employee turned eco conscious beauty and self care product line creator. Her company Cocoa Butter Mothers offers a range of products from nursing butters to beard balm, all crafted using responsibly sourced natural and organic ingredients, some of which come directly from Tameko's yard. Her intention is to continue to cultivate a deeper connection to self, encouraging clients to take time for luxurious self-care.

019: Children and Healthy Eating Habits with Kathryn Kemp Guylay
40:22
2017-09-27 10:45:06 UTC 40:22
019: Children and Healthy Eating Habits with Kathryn Kemp Guylay

Kathryn Kemp Guylay is an author, speaker, certified nutritional counselor and coach with a master’s degree in business. She is the founder of Nurture, a national non-profit that provides wellness education to tens of thousands of children and parents. Not only is Kathryn a sought-after wellness expert, but she also hosts her own radio show on wellness at KDPI-FM in Ketchum, Idaho. Guylay is on a mission to help children all over the world eat more healthy fruits and vegetables of all types through her new book Give it a Go, Eat a Rainbow which was illustrated by her son Alexander.

018: Building Community Through Urban Farming With Greg Peterson
58:15
2017-09-27 10:45:07 UTC 58:15
018: Building Community Through Urban Farming With Greg Peterson

Greg Peterson is an urban farming and sustainability innovator who resides at the Urban Farm, an environmental showcase home in the heart of Phoenix. He opens his home weekly for tours and classes, not only telling people, but showing them, how he has been able to make a living through urban farming for over two decades and how they can do the same.  Greg also runs Urban Farm U (UrbanFarm.org), filled with online courses designed to educate and inspire others to grow food for themselves and others.

017: Upcycling Plastic, from Runway to Everyday with Sara Wiener
39:10
2017-09-27 10:45:07 UTC 39:10
017: Upcycling Plastic, from Runway to Everyday with Sara Wiener

Some of Sara’s greatest memories growing up were of sewing with her grandmother Bella. When she combined her love of sewing and making old things new again with the overabundance of plastic bags Sara Bella UpCycled was born; a company that up-cycles consumer plastic bags into beautiful, wearable art for both the runway and the everyday.

016: Holism, Food Activism and Environmental Justice with Nikki Silvestri
44:11
2017-09-27 10:45:07 UTC 44:11
016: Holism, Food Activism and Environmental Justice with Nikki Silvestri

Nikki Silvestri has had a long history of working to support environmental justice and growing sustainable communities. As a Co-founder of Live Real and former Executive Director of People’s Grocery and Green For All Nikki has built and strengthened social equity for underrepresented populations in food systems, social services, public health, climate solutions and economic development. Now as a Co-founder and CEO of Silvestri Strategies she is working to support thriving communities, economies and natural environments.

015: The Urban Forest and the Importance of Trees with Cindy Blain
46:19
2017-09-27 10:45:07 UTC 46:19
015: The Urban Forest and the Importance of Trees with Cindy Blain

Cindy Blain had a background in marketing and tech but wanted a life for her family out of Silicon Valley and closer to nature. She has worked with environmentally focused non-profits such as the Presentation Retreat & Conference Center and Sacramento Tree Foundation. Now, as the Executive Director of California ReLeaf, she is at the helm of not just any non-profit but a network of over 90 organizations throughout California that are dedicated to planting and caring for trees in the urban forest. In this conversation we go behind the scenes of California ReLeaf, discuss how trees improve every facet of our lives and consider how sprawled cities can learn a thing or two from the compact development of smaller countries.

ASM: Sometimes Your Why Finds You
13:26
2017-09-27 10:45:07 UTC 13:26
ASM: Sometimes Your Why Finds You

In today’s episode I talk to you about a few things that came up for me over the last few months that caused me to stop recording for a while.

Well I am happy to be back on the mic once more and in this episode I announce some cool stuff I’m introducing to the show.

014: Origins of Nature Deficit Disorder and How to Get Kids Reconnected with Texas Children in Nature's Jennifer Bristol
36:41
2017-09-27 10:45:07 UTC 36:41
014: Origins of Nature Deficit Disorder and How to Get Kids Reconnected with Texas Children in Nature's Jennifer Bristol

Jennifer Bristol is the State Coordinator for Texas Children in Nature which connects over 300 organizations with the children & nature movement in Texas. Prior to becoming the first State Coordinator for TCiN she created award-winning conservation education curriculum and youth development programs for Camp Fire and served as a park ranger for Texas Parks and Wildlife.

013: Charting Your Own Path to a Career in Sustainability with Take 3's Tim Silverwood
31:56
2017-09-27 10:45:07 UTC 31:56
013: Charting Your Own Path to a Career in Sustainability with Take 3's Tim Silverwood

Tim Silverwood is an educator, environmentalist and speaker. He founded Take 3 – A Clean Beach Initiative, asking everyone to complete one simple action each time they visit a beach, waterway or anywhere else; take 3 pieces of litter with you when you leave. Tim has also participated in research of the Great Pacific garbage patch, co-founded Circular Economy Australia and is the director of Rechusable.

012: What Should I Eat and Other Food for Thought with Food, Health & Wellness Educator Lauren Nixon
35:53
2017-09-27 10:45:07 UTC 35:53
012: What Should I Eat and Other Food for Thought with Food, Health & Wellness Educator Lauren Nixon

Laura Nixon is a food and wellness educator giving workshops in and around D.C. Philadelphia and New York. She has a passion for creating spaces where people feel empowered to combine healthy food and self-care practices to gain a well-rounded understanding of how to nourish themselves.

011: Ending Food Waste One Ugly Apple at a Time with Jordan Figueiredo
36:53
2017-09-27 10:45:07 UTC 36:53
011: Ending Food Waste One Ugly Apple at a Time with Jordan Figueiredo

Jordan is a Food Waste Superhero. He is the founder of the organization End Food Waste and the brains behind the Ugly Fruit and Veg campaign that recently took the food waste fight to the steps of Walmart! He’s been teaming up with people and organizations from around the world, from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to The National Resource Defense Fund to combat this major issue. Lucky for us the good thing about food waste is that just about everyone, no matter your circumstances, can help solve the problem.

010: Getting Real About What Kind of Action Really Improves the Planet with Colin Beavan
31:17
2017-09-27 10:45:07 UTC 31:17
010: Getting Real About What Kind of Action Really Improves the Planet with Colin Beavan

Dr. Colin Beavan is among the world’s foremost spokespeople on environmental issues and consumerism. He was called the Best Green Ambassador by TreeHugger and his blog was selected as one of the top 15 green blogs by Time magazine. He has spoken and consulted with brands such as eBay and Cliff Bars and has traveled the world speaking to audiences from California to the Czech Republic. When his film No Impact Man hit the environmental documentary scene it changed the landscape forever.

009: Saving the Rainforest One Cell Phone at a Time with Topher White
33:31
2017-09-27 10:45:07 UTC 33:31
009: Saving the Rainforest One Cell Phone at a Time with Topher White

Topher White is an engineer with a background in physics and kinetic sculptor. Little did he know that visiting the rainforest as a tourist would spark an idea as to how to help save it. Since 2013 Topher has been working around the clock designing a device out of used cell phones to thwart deforestation in real time. This interview offers a TON of great tips for anyone in tech or science looking to contribute to real world problems and for entrepreneurs in general.

008: ASM Unplugged - Intentional Communities and Responding to Western Privilege with Ma'ikwe Ludwig
42:07
2017-09-27 10:45:07 UTC 42:07
008: ASM Unplugged - Intentional Communities and Responding to Western Privilege with Ma'ikwe Ludwig

Ma’iwke Ludwig is the Executive Director of Dancing Rabbit Eco Village in Northern Missouri and also sits on the Board of the Directors for the Fellowship for Intentional Community. With a long history of being involved in this work she is well-known for candidly discussing the blessings and challenges of living in an intentional community.

007: There's BPA in My What? Jay Sinha Talks Plastics and Running an Earth Conscious Business
47:48
2017-09-27 10:45:07 UTC 47:48
007: There's BPA in My What? Jay Sinha Talks Plastics and Running an Earth Conscious Business

Jay Sinha has a unique background in biochemistry, law, ecotoxicology and environmental research. In this interview he reveals a lot about the true nature of what is in the products we use on a day-to-day basis and then gives us an amazing resource list to do some research on our own. Get a pen and paper kids, you’re going to need it for this interview!

006: Living a Zero-Waste Lifestyle with Bea Johnson
34:57
2017-09-27 10:45:07 UTC 34:57
006: Living a Zero-Waste Lifestyle with Bea Johnson

Bea Johnson is one of today's foremost experts in the area of zero-waste living and voluntary simplicity. She is most well-known for being able to fit her family of four’s trash for an entire year into a quart sized jar. She has helped people all over the world achieve various levels of voluntary simplicity and eco-friendly living through her blog ZeroWasteHome.com and her book by the same name. She continues to spread the zero-waste message through talks which she gives all over the world.

005: Team Dynamics and Giving Back to the Community with Denzel Austin Thompson
29:09
2017-09-27 10:45:07 UTC 29:09
005: Team Dynamics and Giving Back to the Community with Denzel Austin Thompson

Denzel Austin Thompson grew up in North Philly. During a service trip to New Orleans he got the idea to plant urban gardens in empty lots in his neighborhood back home. He is the co-creator of the Philadelphia Urban Creators and has since received multiple awards for his continued commitment to the community and his neighbors.

004: Fermentation and Other Kitchen DIY with Anne-Marie Bonneau of ZeroWasteChef.com
41:03
2017-09-27 10:45:07 UTC 41:03
004: Fermentation and Other Kitchen DIY with Anne-Marie Bonneau of ZeroWasteChef.com

Anne-Marie grew up learning the DIY mentality from her father. She now puts it to use in the kitchen making all her food from scratch, from sourdough to kombucha and everything in between. She also hosts webinars to empower others to do the same. In this fun episode we discuss talking the talk and walking the walk in regards to sustainable living.

003: Consumer Culture and Resilient & Sustainable Communities with Laird Christensen of Green Mountain College
36:56
2017-09-27 10:45:07 UTC 36:56
003: Consumer Culture and Resilient & Sustainable Communities with Laird Christensen of Green Mountain College

Laird Christensen has dedicated his life to environmental activism and finding ways to create more sustainable communities. He has been an author, activist and educator during his career and that is how I came to know Laird, through his courses at Green Mountain College, where received my Masters in Environmental Studies. Laird is the Director of GMC’s latest masters program in Resilient and Sustainable Communities and in this episode we discuss his upbringing and his inspiration for developing the program.

002: Sustainable Burial Practices with Katrina Spade of the Urban Death Project
34:47
2017-09-27 10:45:07 UTC 34:47
002: Sustainable Burial Practices with Katrina Spade of the Urban Death Project

After being disappointed with the options available for non-traditional burial Katrina Spade sought out ways to lay our loved ones to rest without wasting burial materials or contaminating the soil. With a background in architecture and anthropology she came up with the idea for The Urban Death Project for which she has received an Echoing Green Fellowship.

001: Intentional Living with Greg Seaman of Earth Easy
33:27
2017-09-27 10:45:07 UTC 33:27
001: Intentional Living with Greg Seaman of Earth Easy

Earth Easy is the brainchild of Long Island native Greg Seaman. After living on both coasts and in both rural and urban settings, he and his wife with a three month old in tow, decided to simplify their lifestyle and move off-grid. Now, EarthEasy.com is a family run business allowing everyone involved to live out their ideals of treading lightly on this planet.

000: Welcome to A Sustainable Mind
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000: Welcome to A Sustainable Mind

Environmental activist Marjorie Alexander came up with the idea for A Sustainable Mind podcast after being unimpressed with the podcast options for aspiring environmentalists. A Sustainable Mind is all about giving today's environmental change-makers a platform to share their story, educated and inspire others. This sustainability podcast is intentionally empowering, inspirational and action oriented so if you are an earth-conscious being then you are in the right place!

028: Tackling Waste in the Health and Beauty industry with Plaine Products' Lindsey McCoy
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028: Tackling Waste in the Health and Beauty industry with Plaine Products' Lindsey McCoy

After 10 years working on environmental education in the Bahamas, an archipelago full of single-use plastic, Lindsey McCoy and her sister Alison co-founded Plaine Products, a company that offers health and beauty products in aluminum bottles that can be returned, refilled and reused. Today we talk about the importance of perseverance and progress over perfection when it comes to an earth-conscious mindset.

027: Revolutionizing recycling one cigarette butt at a time with TerraCycle's Tom Szaky
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027: Revolutionizing recycling one cigarette butt at a time with TerraCycle's Tom Szaky

Tom Szaky is the founder and CEO of TerraCycle, a company that has successful recycling programs across the globe for materials including everything from chewing gum to cigarettes. Today we speak to Tom about how both individuals and large corporations can take part in the recycling revolution as well as what can be even more beneficial than recycling itself, in the fight against waste.

026: Our Right to a Healthy Environment with Maya van Rossum
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026: Our Right to a Healthy Environment with Maya van Rossum

Lawyer and veteran environmentalist Maya van Rossum has been fighting for our right to a healthy environment for over 25 years. She has played a critical role in getting environmental legislation passed and is sparking a movement with her new book The Green Amendment. In this episode, Maya reminds us that access to a clean environment is NOT a constitutional right...yet.

025: Use Your Money to Make a Difference with Cara MacMillan
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025: Use Your Money to Make a Difference with Cara MacMillan

Cara MacMillan is a financial planner & consultant. She teaches sustainable investing as well as how to integrate sustainability into your everyday life in order to save money and save the planet each and every day. She has a book out titled It's Only Money and it Grows on Trees talking about the roll of money in our families and our culture. Her next book is right around the corner, being released in November 2016, called Make Big Money and Make a Big Difference on investing wisely with our planet in mind.

024: Fracking is No Laughing Matter with Comedian Ron Placone
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024: Fracking is No Laughing Matter with Comedian Ron Placone

Ron Placone tours nationally as a stand-up appearing at clubs, colleges, theaters and everything in between. He also speaks for colleges and advocacy groups with his one-man performance lecture on Battling Political Apathy. In this episode we discuss the theme of this master's thesis - fracking and the role that media plays in environmental issues. Ron gives us some interesting insight from his first-hand experiences and has suggestions for how we can make fracking a thing of the past.

023: Tiny House, Big Decision with Tiny House Podcast Co-host Perry Gruber
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023: Tiny House, Big Decision with Tiny House Podcast Co-host Perry Gruber

Perry Gruber is a man of many hats including entrepreneur, speaker, and social engineer. He is the founder of Copiosis, which is a new economic system for a post capitalist world. In addition to this he is the founder of The Tiny House Podcast which is the largest tiny house podcast in the world.

022: Fermentation on Wheels with Tara Whitsitt
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022: Fermentation on Wheels with Tara Whitsitt

Tara Whitsitt is a social activist, artist and food preservationist. Her passions for fermenting and growing food, living communally and teaching inspired her to launch Fermentation on Wheels, a mobile food preservation teaching space. Here Tara gives vegetable fermentation workshops that correspond with the regional and seasonal produce of each destination during her travels. In this episode Tara and I discuss living and eating in community, where our food comes from and of course...fermentation.

021: Ecological Art and Bringing Nature Into the Home with Ashley Lieber
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021: Ecological Art and Bringing Nature Into the Home with Ashley Lieber

Ashley Lieber is an ecological artist and educator. In this episode we discuss her ecological art series, Moss for Meditation, as well as maker culture, building sustainable community, hydroponics (one of my favorite topics), tips on how to get FREE SEEDS! and much more.

020: Radical Self Care and Natural Beauty Products with Tameko Rowe
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020: Radical Self Care and Natural Beauty Products with Tameko Rowe

Tameko Rowe is a corporate employee turned eco conscious beauty and self care product line creator. Her company Cocoa Butter Mothers offers a range of products from nursing butters to beard balm, all crafted using responsibly sourced natural and organic ingredients, some of which come directly from Tameko's yard. Her intention is to continue to cultivate a deeper connection to self, encouraging clients to take time for luxurious self-care.

019: Children and Healthy Eating Habits with Kathryn Kemp Guylay
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019: Children and Healthy Eating Habits with Kathryn Kemp Guylay

Kathryn Kemp Guylay is an author, speaker, certified nutritional counselor and coach with a master’s degree in business. She is the founder of Nurture, a national non-profit that provides wellness education to tens of thousands of children and parents. Not only is Kathryn a sought-after wellness expert, but she also hosts her own radio show on wellness at KDPI-FM in Ketchum, Idaho. Guylay is on a mission to help children all over the world eat more healthy fruits and vegetables of all types through her new book Give it a Go, Eat a Rainbow which was illustrated by her son Alexander.

018: Building Community Through Urban Farming With Greg Peterson
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018: Building Community Through Urban Farming With Greg Peterson

Greg Peterson is an urban farming and sustainability innovator who resides at the Urban Farm, an environmental showcase home in the heart of Phoenix. He opens his home weekly for tours and classes, not only telling people, but showing them, how he has been able to make a living through urban farming for over two decades and how they can do the same.  Greg also runs Urban Farm U (UrbanFarm.org), filled with online courses designed to educate and inspire others to grow food for themselves and others.

017: Upcycling Plastic, from Runway to Everyday with Sara Wiener
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017: Upcycling Plastic, from Runway to Everyday with Sara Wiener

Some of Sara’s greatest memories growing up were of sewing with her grandmother Bella. When she combined her love of sewing and making old things new again with the overabundance of plastic bags Sara Bella UpCycled was born; a company that up-cycles consumer plastic bags into beautiful, wearable art for both the runway and the everyday.

016: Holism, Food Activism and Environmental Justice with Nikki Silvestri
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016: Holism, Food Activism and Environmental Justice with Nikki Silvestri

Nikki Silvestri has had a long history of working to support environmental justice and growing sustainable communities. As a Co-founder of Live Real and former Executive Director of People’s Grocery and Green For All Nikki has built and strengthened social equity for underrepresented populations in food systems, social services, public health, climate solutions and economic development. Now as a Co-founder and CEO of Silvestri Strategies she is working to support thriving communities, economies and natural environments.

015: The Urban Forest and the Importance of Trees with Cindy Blain
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015: The Urban Forest and the Importance of Trees with Cindy Blain

Cindy Blain had a background in marketing and tech but wanted a life for her family out of Silicon Valley and closer to nature. She has worked with environmentally focused non-profits such as the Presentation Retreat & Conference Center and Sacramento Tree Foundation. Now, as the Executive Director of California ReLeaf, she is at the helm of not just any non-profit but a network of over 90 organizations throughout California that are dedicated to planting and caring for trees in the urban forest. In this conversation we go behind the scenes of California ReLeaf, discuss how trees improve every facet of our lives and consider how sprawled cities can learn a thing or two from the compact development of smaller countries.

ASM: Sometimes Your Why Finds You
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ASM: Sometimes Your Why Finds You

In today’s episode I talk to you about a few things that came up for me over the last few months that caused me to stop recording for a while.

Well I am happy to be back on the mic once more and in this episode I announce some cool stuff I’m introducing to the show.

014: Origins of Nature Deficit Disorder and How to Get Kids Reconnected with Texas Children in Nature's Jennifer Bristol
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014: Origins of Nature Deficit Disorder and How to Get Kids Reconnected with Texas Children in Nature's Jennifer Bristol

Jennifer Bristol is the State Coordinator for Texas Children in Nature which connects over 300 organizations with the children & nature movement in Texas. Prior to becoming the first State Coordinator for TCiN she created award-winning conservation education curriculum and youth development programs for Camp Fire and served as a park ranger for Texas Parks and Wildlife.

013: Charting Your Own Path to a Career in Sustainability with Take 3's Tim Silverwood
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013: Charting Your Own Path to a Career in Sustainability with Take 3's Tim Silverwood

Tim Silverwood is an educator, environmentalist and speaker. He founded Take 3 – A Clean Beach Initiative, asking everyone to complete one simple action each time they visit a beach, waterway or anywhere else; take 3 pieces of litter with you when you leave. Tim has also participated in research of the Great Pacific garbage patch, co-founded Circular Economy Australia and is the director of Rechusable.

012: What Should I Eat and Other Food for Thought with Food, Health & Wellness Educator Lauren Nixon
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012: What Should I Eat and Other Food for Thought with Food, Health & Wellness Educator Lauren Nixon

Laura Nixon is a food and wellness educator giving workshops in and around D.C. Philadelphia and New York. She has a passion for creating spaces where people feel empowered to combine healthy food and self-care practices to gain a well-rounded understanding of how to nourish themselves.

011: Ending Food Waste One Ugly Apple at a Time with Jordan Figueiredo
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011: Ending Food Waste One Ugly Apple at a Time with Jordan Figueiredo

Jordan is a Food Waste Superhero. He is the founder of the organization End Food Waste and the brains behind the Ugly Fruit and Veg campaign that recently took the food waste fight to the steps of Walmart! He’s been teaming up with people and organizations from around the world, from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to The National Resource Defense Fund to combat this major issue. Lucky for us the good thing about food waste is that just about everyone, no matter your circumstances, can help solve the problem.

010: Getting Real About What Kind of Action Really Improves the Planet with Colin Beavan
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010: Getting Real About What Kind of Action Really Improves the Planet with Colin Beavan

Dr. Colin Beavan is among the world’s foremost spokespeople on environmental issues and consumerism. He was called the Best Green Ambassador by TreeHugger and his blog was selected as one of the top 15 green blogs by Time magazine. He has spoken and consulted with brands such as eBay and Cliff Bars and has traveled the world speaking to audiences from California to the Czech Republic. When his film No Impact Man hit the environmental documentary scene it changed the landscape forever.

009: Saving the Rainforest One Cell Phone at a Time with Topher White
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009: Saving the Rainforest One Cell Phone at a Time with Topher White

Topher White is an engineer with a background in physics and kinetic sculptor. Little did he know that visiting the rainforest as a tourist would spark an idea as to how to help save it. Since 2013 Topher has been working around the clock designing a device out of used cell phones to thwart deforestation in real time. This interview offers a TON of great tips for anyone in tech or science looking to contribute to real world problems and for entrepreneurs in general.

008: ASM Unplugged - Intentional Communities and Responding to Western Privilege with Ma'ikwe Ludwig
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008: ASM Unplugged - Intentional Communities and Responding to Western Privilege with Ma'ikwe Ludwig

Ma’iwke Ludwig is the Executive Director of Dancing Rabbit Eco Village in Northern Missouri and also sits on the Board of the Directors for the Fellowship for Intentional Community. With a long history of being involved in this work she is well-known for candidly discussing the blessings and challenges of living in an intentional community.

007: There's BPA in My What? Jay Sinha Talks Plastics and Running an Earth Conscious Business
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007: There's BPA in My What? Jay Sinha Talks Plastics and Running an Earth Conscious Business

Jay Sinha has a unique background in biochemistry, law, ecotoxicology and environmental research. In this interview he reveals a lot about the true nature of what is in the products we use on a day-to-day basis and then gives us an amazing resource list to do some research on our own. Get a pen and paper kids, you’re going to need it for this interview!

006: Living a Zero-Waste Lifestyle with Bea Johnson
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006: Living a Zero-Waste Lifestyle with Bea Johnson

Bea Johnson is one of today's foremost experts in the area of zero-waste living and voluntary simplicity. She is most well-known for being able to fit her family of four’s trash for an entire year into a quart sized jar. She has helped people all over the world achieve various levels of voluntary simplicity and eco-friendly living through her blog ZeroWasteHome.com and her book by the same name. She continues to spread the zero-waste message through talks which she gives all over the world.

005: Team Dynamics and Giving Back to the Community with Denzel Austin Thompson
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005: Team Dynamics and Giving Back to the Community with Denzel Austin Thompson

Denzel Austin Thompson grew up in North Philly. During a service trip to New Orleans he got the idea to plant urban gardens in empty lots in his neighborhood back home. He is the co-creator of the Philadelphia Urban Creators and has since received multiple awards for his continued commitment to the community and his neighbors.

004: Fermentation and Other Kitchen DIY with Anne-Marie Bonneau of ZeroWasteChef.com
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004: Fermentation and Other Kitchen DIY with Anne-Marie Bonneau of ZeroWasteChef.com

Anne-Marie grew up learning the DIY mentality from her father. She now puts it to use in the kitchen making all her food from scratch, from sourdough to kombucha and everything in between. She also hosts webinars to empower others to do the same. In this fun episode we discuss talking the talk and walking the walk in regards to sustainable living.

003: Consumer Culture and Resilient & Sustainable Communities with Laird Christensen of Green Mountain College
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003: Consumer Culture and Resilient & Sustainable Communities with Laird Christensen of Green Mountain College

Laird Christensen has dedicated his life to environmental activism and finding ways to create more sustainable communities. He has been an author, activist and educator during his career and that is how I came to know Laird, through his courses at Green Mountain College, where received my Masters in Environmental Studies. Laird is the Director of GMC’s latest masters program in Resilient and Sustainable Communities and in this episode we discuss his upbringing and his inspiration for developing the program.

002: Sustainable Burial Practices with Katrina Spade of the Urban Death Project
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002: Sustainable Burial Practices with Katrina Spade of the Urban Death Project

After being disappointed with the options available for non-traditional burial Katrina Spade sought out ways to lay our loved ones to rest without wasting burial materials or contaminating the soil. With a background in architecture and anthropology she came up with the idea for The Urban Death Project for which she has received an Echoing Green Fellowship.

001: Intentional Living with Greg Seaman of Earth Easy
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2017-12-13 15:17:55 UTC 33:27
001: Intentional Living with Greg Seaman of Earth Easy

Earth Easy is the brainchild of Long Island native Greg Seaman. After living on both coasts and in both rural and urban settings, he and his wife with a three month old in tow, decided to simplify their lifestyle and move off-grid. Now, EarthEasy.com is a family run business allowing everyone involved to live out their ideals of treading lightly on this planet.

000: Welcome to A Sustainable Mind
07:44
2017-12-13 15:17:55 UTC 07:44
000: Welcome to A Sustainable Mind

Environmental activist Marjorie Alexander came up with the idea for A Sustainable Mind podcast after being unimpressed with the podcast options for aspiring environmentalists. A Sustainable Mind is all about giving today's environmental change-makers a platform to share their story, educated and inspire others. This sustainability podcast is intentionally empowering, inspirational and action oriented so if you are an earth-conscious being then you are in the right place!