Simple sustainable connections - The EarthyB podcast with Rebecca B. Kimber
By Rebecca B. Kimber
I talk to change leaders about circular economy products and services and the clean economy. Topics include regenerative agriculture, carbon storage, circular fashion, waste to energy and renewable energy.
You can learn more about circular economy products and clean living onEarthyB.com.
In this episode, Christina Johnson explains how she started Upcycle it Now. Here are a few topics we cover in the episode:
What upcycling is and how it's different from recycling.
How she changed rain jackets into fanny packs for Patagonia.
What consumers can do to help the circular economy movement.
What can sustainability-minded entrepreneurs can do if they're interested in using previously used materials and upcycling.
Read "How one entrepreneur changed recycled clothing into upcycled fashion" on EarthyB.com or visit Upcycle it Now to learn more about Christina and the products she makes.
In this episode, I talk to Diane Bailey, the executive director of Menlo Spark in Menlo Park California, about home electrification and carbon-neutral cities. She explains:
What carbon-neutral cities and communities are.
What Reach Codes are.
Bay Area cities that have adopted Reach Codes.
Why natural gas is bad for the environment.
The problem with fracking.
How natural gas impacts climate change.
The alternative to natural gas.
What home electrification is and why it's important.
The alternative to natural gas cooktops.
Induction cooktops and the next generation of electric cooktops.
The cost savings associated with building all-electric homes.
How natural gas affects your health.
Learn more about the Campaign for Fossil-Free Buildings and how Menlo Spark is helping Menlo Park become climate neutral by 2025.
Read the Q & A about home electrification on EarthyB.com. Sign up for the newsletter to keep up with the latest clean and circular economy products and innovations.
Justin Knapp from All Power Labs explains what biomass and biochar are and why both are important for the environment. Biomass is Drawdown.org’s #34 climate change solution and biochar is #72. In this episode, Justin explains:
What biomass is
How All Power Labs makes renewable energy and biochar out of biomass waste
What biochar is
How biochar works to sequester carbon
Read From flame-throwing robots to biomass and biochar on EarthyB.com.
If you have a closet full of unworn clothes and shoes, this episode is for you. SellHound CEO Suzanne Wouk and Deborah Lindsay, SellHound's Director of Operations and Sustainability, explain why buying and selling second-hand clothes is one of the most sustainable things you can do. They also explain how the SellHound App turns anyone with a smartphone into a circular fashion re-seller.
We talk about:
Second-hand market growth
The 2019 ThreadUP Resale report
The SellHound fetch engine and app
Read the article on EarthyB.com
I talk with Erik Hawkins from Soil Value Exchange about what carbon storage is and how cows can help regenerate farmland. Soil Value Exchange brings together landowners who store carbon in their soil with a network of buyers willing to purchase that carbon storage.
An explanation of what carbon storage and regenerative agriculture are.
The difference between regenerative farming and conventional farming.
Erik explains what managed grazing is and who is leading the movement.
How Soil Value Exchange helps offer incentives for farmers who want to implement regenerative agriculture practices.
Visit EarthyB.com for more information and read the summary on Carbon storage and regenerative agriculture with Erik Hawkins.
Stephanie Conner, the host of the Kiddos in the Kitchen Podcast, explains how to cook with kids and why it's important. Reforming the food system is essential to help slow climate change, which seems daunting. But when we go back to the basics and teach our children to cook, not only do we give them the skills they need to eat healthy in the future, we also influence the next generation's relationship with food.
Stephanie Conner shares her story about the challenges that came with having a picky eater who also has food allergies, and how she turned that challenge into an opportunity to get him into the kitchen from an early age. If you're looking for tips and tricks to get your kids into the kitchen this holiday season, this episode is for you.
Stephanie Conner is the host of the Kiddos in the Kitchen Podcast and the voice behind the blog KiddosCook.com. She's also a content strategist at TheActiveVoice.com and one of my favorite former editors.
In this episode, I interview Katie Whalen, the host of the Getting in the Loop podcast about circular economy basics, and why it's important for our environment and economy.
She explains the concept behind slowing loops and closing loops, and uses cell phones as an example. We also discuss how the idea of a circular economy is seen in the United States compared to Europe. For example, we talk mostly about zero waste and sustainability in the United States. In Europe, the importance of transitioning to a circular economy is more widely accepted. Finally, we discuss the challenges associated with getting to a circular economy.
Katie is an enlightening, knowledgeable and easy to understand expert in all things circular economy. She is currently getting her Ph.D. in circular economy at Lund University in Sweden. She is also one of the teachers in Coursera's Circular Economy course.
I hope you enjoy the episode and share it with friends and family who are interested in sustainability and the economy.
Amisha Klawonn, the founder of Centered Mama, explains how gratitude can help us balance our natural negativity bias. She also shares the research behind why gratitude can help us see the opportunities in our daily lives. Plus, she shares tips on how to create a practice for the whole family.
A conversation with clinical psychologist and mindfulness teacher Pablo Ferrer. We talk about the research behind the benefits of a Lovingkindness practice. Plus, how to implement a Lovingkindness meditation into your routine.
In my first episode I interview clinical psychologist and meditation teacher Pablo Ferrer about mindfulness, non-judgement and thought streams. Pablo is a dear friend who consistently offers me profound insight to ponder. We usually chat over brunch, but today we are taking it public to podcast land. I hope you enjoy it. Thank you Pablo!