A Sustainable Mind | Interviewing environmental activists, community leaders, and green business owners
By Marjorie Alexander interviews leaders in Sustainability | Food Waste | Minimalism | Conservation | Nature Education | Conscious Consumerism | Zero Waste | Green Business | Ecology
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A Sustainable Mind is a podcast created for the earth-conscious individual, ecopreneur, environmental activist, sustainability enthusiast, grassroots organizer, minimalist, conscious 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. Featured guests discuss their relationship with nature early on, their journey to a green career, light-bulb moments, sustainable habits, lessons from launching their projects, and much more. Each episode ends with ACTIONABLE advice and resources for you to hit the ground running!
||Clean040: Sustainable, Responsible and Impact (SRI) Investing with Marc de Sousa-Shields||Marc de Sousa-Shields is an international sustainable development and investment consultant. He co-founded and was first Executive Director of the Social Investment Organization (SIO) of Canada and has been an advisor to the United Nations and a...||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean039: Public Policy and Environmental Podcasting with Earth Matters Host Lawson Hunter||Lawson Hunter is the former president of the Green Party in Canada and has given his time to countless organizations, committees, and boards that focus on environmental issues. Lawson is now a blogger at NewsandComment.com and hosts the environmental...||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean038: Mountain Climbing and Climate Science with Explorer John All||John all is a scientist, mountaineer, and explorer. He has traveled to some of the most isolated places in the world to collect data, witnessing the effects of climate change first hand. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the American...||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean037: Advocating for a better planet with Ellen Hielkema of Power Women in Green Podcast||Ellen Hielkema is the host of Power Women in Green, a podcast that highlights women that are making the world a better place through green business. In today's episode, we discuss her previous career in marketing, what her goals are for her podcast...||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean036: Wildlife and Wilderness Conservation Through Law Enforcement with Jessica Graham||Jessica is a crime-fighting conservationist. Through her work with INTERPOL's Environmental Security Program and the former Presidential Task Force for Combating Wildlife Trafficking, Jessica has seen a part of environmental sustainability that very...||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean035: Veganism and Animal Cruelty, Creating a Better Planet for Everyone, with Erica Sodos||Erica Sodos is a motivational speaker, emcee, magician, psychic entertainer and one of the few female mentalists in the world. She also happens to be a vegan and a fierce animal rights activist. In this episode, Erica and I discuss vegan alternatives...||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean034: Urban foraging and eating local with Mallory O'Donnell||Mallory O'Donnell has spent the last several years foraging in rural New Jersey and now shares their experiences, favorite ingredients recipes with the world through the blog How to Cook a Weed. In this episode, we discuss great ways to get started...||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean033: Rebuilding coral reefs and keeping our oceans healthy with Gator Halpern and Sam Teicher of Coral Vita||Sam and Gator met at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies where they helped launch the Social and Environmental Entrepreneurship Club. After graduation and successfully developing and organized ecology projects around the world,...||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean032: Easiest Ways to Go Green in 2018||In this episode, we list some of the easiest and most effective ways for just about anyone to live a more earth-conscious lifestyle in the new year. From reducing energy consumption at home to conserving resources through changes in diet, we've got...||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean031: Solving food waste and ending hunger one box of produce at a time with Rick Nahmias||A decade ago Rick was an award-winning photographer and writer who focused on the faces and stories of marginalized communities. One day in 2009, while walking his dog, Rick literally stumbled across the idea that wasted fruit in backyards and...||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean030: Wildlife documentaries with Eyes on Conservation podcast host Matt Podolsky||After graduating from Ithaca College with degrees in both Environmental Science and Cinema/Photography, Matthew began a career as a field biologist. After working jobs in upstate New York, California, and Jamaica Matthew was offered a job working with..||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean029: Coffee Scrubs and Eco-podcasting with Trashy Beauty's Barbara Lee||Barbara Lee is the founder of Trashy Beauty and host of the new podcast Trash Talking with Eco-Warriors. Barbara was born and raised in Hawaii, where she was instilled with the importance of protecting the fragile beauty of nature. Now, as a former...||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean028: 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...||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean027: 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...||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean026: 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..||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean025: 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...||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024: 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...||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023: 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...||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022: 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...||8/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021: 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...||7/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020: 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...||6/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019: 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...||5/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018: 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..||4/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017: 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..||3/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016: 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..||3/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015: 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...||3/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanASM: 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...||2/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014: 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...||11/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013: 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...||10/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012: What Should I Eat and Other Food for Thought with Food, Health & Wellness Educator Lauren Nixon||Lauren 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...||10/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011: 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...||10/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: 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..||10/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009: 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...||10/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit008: ASM Unplugged - Intentional Communities and Responding to Western Privilege with Ma'ikwe Ludwig||Ma’ikwe 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...||10/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: 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...||10/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: 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...||9/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: 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...||9/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: 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...||9/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: 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...||9/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: 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...||9/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: 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....||9/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean000: 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...||9/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
How to care for the environment
I love how Marjorie is committed to sustainable living and wants to educate and empower people on every level to start doing the same. I look forward to learning more ways to make a difference at home as well as on bigger levels.
Thank you for this podcast!
Despite what a few may say, the planet is changing in a negative way based on human activity.
We must take action. Small steps: recycling, shorter showers all the way up to changing the way we eat and reducing/eliminating animal farming are steps we must take or else in a very short time, a couple of decades, we will be in major trouble.
I love that this podcast talks about how we can take those steps.
A Well Needed Podcast
I have been looking for a podcast like this for a while now. This is a great show with a great host and great guests. A must listen for anyone interested in learning about sustainable lifestyles, businesses and more.
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