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.
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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
4. Hydrogenated palm glycerides
5. Octyl palmitate
6. Palm fruit oil
7. Palm kernel
8. Palm kernel oil
9. Palm stearine
12. Palmitic acid
13. Palmitoyl oxostearamide
14. Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3
15. Palmityl alcohol
17. Sodium kernelate
18. Sodium laureth sulfate
19. Sodium lauryl lactylate/sulphate
20. Sodium lauryl sulfate
21. Sodium palm kernelate
23. Stearic acid
24. Vegetable fat
25. Vegetable oil
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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:
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
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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!
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!
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!