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When You Know Better, You Do Better.

When You Know Better, You Do Better.

By Lynn Trotta
A podcast for people who give a sh*t about the planet. Making personal changes to help the climate crisis can sometimes be overwhelming. It's hard to know what shifts to make that will actually make a meaningful impact! In less than 15 minutes, I do my best to take out the guess work and offer convenient solutions, all in a light, non-judgy way.


Intro Music: Feelin’ Good by Shane Ivers -https://www.silvermansound.com
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The Slick Nature of Palm Oil
Palm Oil is highly praised for it's economy and affable nature by the biggest food companies in the world- so much so, that you can find it or it's derivatives, in 50% of the products we buy. But this cheap product comes at the very high cost of habitat loss, further endangering critical species. The complex drama rivals an M. Night Shyamalan film.  25 Sneaky Names for Pall Oil: 1. Elaeis guineensis 2. Etyl palmitate 3. Glyceryl 4. Hydrogenated palm glycerides 5. Octyl palmitate 6. Palm fruit oil 7. Palm kernel 8. Palm kernel oil 9. Palm stearine 10. Palmate 11. Palmitate 12. Palmitic acid 13. Palmitoyl oxostearamide 14. Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3 15. Palmityl alcohol 16. Palmolein 17. Sodium kernelate 18. Sodium laureth sulfate 19. Sodium lauryl lactylate/sulphate 20. Sodium lauryl sulfate 21. Sodium palm kernelate 22. Stearate 23. Stearic acid 24. Vegetable fat 25. Vegetable oil Articles and resources to follow up on... https://www.worldwildlife.org/pages/which-everyday-products-contain-palm-oil https://www.wwf.org.uk/updates/8-things-know-about-palm-oil https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/feb/19/palm-oil-ingredient-biscuits-shampoo-environmental https://www.rspo.org/resources/conservation-sustainable-management-of-natural-resources/best-management-practices-on-human-wildlife-conflict
13:09
February 25, 2020
Nut Milk... Way Worse Than It Sounds
There's a complex backstory behind the production of Almond Milk, but very clear  ways in which it causes harm. In this 11 minute episode, we'll cut through the crap and look at the impact of this non-dairy alternative- from water consumption, to pollination, and beyond. And of course, we'll end with Do Better alternatives.  If you want a deeper dive into details of this industry, explore some of the resources I used for this episode:  https://foodrevolution.org/blog/almonds-sustainability/ https://sustainability.ucsf.edu/1.713 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/07/honeybees-deaths-almonds-hives-aoe?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco&fbclid=IwAR0trb9JUslhOXki5mC_dOKQO658L_2VfuWIRgMKlyi-uaTmRbPBXkUa7g8 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46654042 https://www.ediblebrooklyn.com/2019/plant-milks-sustainability/
10:22
January 27, 2020
Fast Fashion is Bad Fashion
The global fashion industry is big business, raking in about $2.5 TRILLION dollars annually. It also happens to be the #2 polluting industry, second only to big oil.  Taking steps to reduce our consumption won't only help the planet, but the women in poorer nations who keep the whole thing going. If you give a sh*t about women and the planet, have a listen- this one's only 11 minutes.  Here are some helpful resources to break free from Fast Fashion: ReDress: Great resource, including informational posters for spreading the word ThredUp: Online consignment store The Good Trade: A list of fair trade & organic clothing brands What I Love… 1 Million Women
10:57
December 20, 2019
Leaves are not trash!
Leaves, those little happy food machines that fall from the sky every autumn, have been doing their thing since before people were here. That should indicate that their higher purpose is to NOT be taken from under the trees, bagged, and carted off to a landfill. Their presence is vital to invertebrate, amphibian, reptile, and bird survival... and  therefore OUR OWN SURVIVAL.  Listen for all the juicy details and easy to implement alternatives.  It's time to leave the leaves!
11:48
December 3, 2019
Don't Waste the Holidays
It's hard to "be of good cheer" while we're adding an extra million tons of trash a week to the landfills between Thanksgiving and New Year's. 'Tis the season to get a quick download of Truth, plus super easy solutions to have a more positive impact when gifting. As always, at under 15 minutes, you can learn fast and get on with your awesomeness. Visit www.lynntrotta.com/eco for an Eco-guilt Free Holiday Guide!
11:33
November 24, 2019
Chemical Death! But Not The Heavy Metal Band.
It might feel like a simple solution to use rodenticides to wipe out unwanted pests, but those damn animals can't read labels! That means everything from your child to your beloved pet to your neighborhood raptors can be killed (or at least harmed) because of them. In this 12 minute episode, I expose the murderous results of "cides" and offer smart alternatives. Give a listen and join me in taking the Do Better Oath!
11:54
November 19, 2019
Effing Bottled Water
Just like the great Maya Angelou, I believe when you know better, you do better. In less than 14 minutes, we'll explore why bottled water is the devil and consider better alternatives.
14:06
November 19, 2019