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SageTalking

By Stella
Let's talk about nature, people, health, sustainable businesses and everything in between.
You won't miss out on the occasional politics and interviews with ecopreneurs either.

PS: I want to know what YOU want to know!
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Jessica Dressler Talks `farming´ a native food forest 🦋🌿🌳🌲
Jessica and her family, which is her husband and her two beautiful boys, moved out of the city to the Northern Rivers, NSW, Australia, in 2019 to live and work on a piece of land they had fallen in love with. They are now regenerating a rainforest & learning to farm a native food forest on Bundjalung land 🌳🌲 In this short time their lives have completely changed and I am so glad we are getting to hear this story from the beautiful, kind soul that is Jessica Dressler. Jess shares how her family found the property and what the process of moving and settling into a new life looked like. She takes us on a tour of the entire property, from vegetable garden, orchard to the water tanks and compost system. She takes us along on her everyday responsibilities, the tools that are used to support the work, what days look like during harvesting season, as well as how her relationship to nature has changed now that  she is working and living with nature´s rhythm and cycles. If you want to follow her journey you can follow Jess on Instagram by clicking her highlighted name above or follow `byronbushfood´ on Instagram where you will be able to follow this wonderful journey soon 🦋🌿🌹 As times and awareness are changing, more and more people are inclined to go out into the country, get a piece of land and become as independent and resilient as possible by growing their own food, connecting with the land, strengthening their community and forging bonds with like-minded, skilled people to live in more sustainable, natural and holistic ways.  The people doing some of it are all around you and we have the ability to all share stories, learn from one another, guide and inspire each other 🌿 I hope that Jess´ story inspired and touched you the same way it did me 🌹🌹 Thank you for listening to this Talk🌍🌊☀ which came alive through the voices of Jessica Dressler and your host Stella Sage🌿
55:27
June 22, 2022
Glen Burrows Talks about 'The Ethical Butcher'🐖🐄🌿
'The Ethical Butcher' sells meat from regenerative farms, they are showing that meat doesn't have to cost the earth. I talked to Glen Burrows in this episode and was happy to be able to have him as a conversation partner which made this Talk (in which we also questioned and discussed different information each of us had on certain topics) very comfortable. 🌱🍖This episode is not about carnivorism or veganism per se. It is not about the right or wrong diet or even in particular about if it is right or wrong to kill animals. This episode is supposed to explore how farming regeneratively, working in alignment with nature and adopting sustainable grazing practices etc. can actually regenerate soil and revitalize ecosystems. Many of us hear "cattle", "meat" or even just the word "cow" and think "climate crisis" or "GHG emissions". 🌱This could not be further from the truth when it comes to regenerative farming. Meat and animal products will not be eliminated from this world and cattle will not be eliminated - and that is not what we need anyway. There are methods that allow us to farm in ways that align with nature's cycle, where the loop is closed and we neither destroy soil and strip it of all living things nor create tons of "waste products" like polluted water, emissions or animal waste. There are ways to create life and biodiversity, to grow on moist, dark soil that lives and breathes, where worms and billions of microorganisms 🐛🦋 are benefitting the ground and soil is not reduced to yellowish, dry clumps of nothing. 🌍🌿There is not only one answer to the world's problems, neither in agriculture nor anywhere else. There are different minds, different approaches, needs and experiences involved and if they honor health, prosperity and most importantly the rhythm of the natural world - then no matter how much  we agree with them I think it is always always worth listening. Thank you for listening to this Talk🌍🌊☀ which came alive through the voices of Glen Burrows  and your host Stella Sage🌿 *please note that neither mine nor Glen´s entire views on animals rights, environmental and moral considerations or the science and politics behind diet, animal agriculture etc. were included in full, there are incredibly many nuances to these topics and none of that could ever be captured in one hour´s time, these are neither dietary guidelines nor is this a conversation about the only right way to do animal agriculture and the relationship between humans and animals
01:11:16
June 16, 2022
Kiki Boreel Talks Climate Crisis and Fashion Industry👗🌍🌿
Kiki is a dutch fashion model and first and foremost and more importantly an avid advocate for a more sustainable and ethical fashion industry, a climate ambassador for the future in the Netherlands, a student of future planet studies and a kind-hearted, easy-to-talk-to and very thoughtful human being🌍💚 Kiki shares the story of how she became aware of the issues that are rattling the planet and human societies and how she found her spot in the "climate movement". (she also mentions a book that influenced her which is 'How Are We Going To Explain This?' by Jelmer Mommers linked here 📚) Kiki is very outspoken about the fact that she knows that the fashion industry is  a polluting one and explains the choices she has made for her life to live her values, live consciously, advocate for change, educate herself and be engaged politically while being a fashion model. It is not always easy to deal with the emotions surrounding the climate crisis, to know what is the "right thing to do", how to have confrontational conversations with loved ones or even decide what our own families will look like someday because the thought of having children with uncertain future scenarios can be lined with doubt, guilt and fear - so we talked about it:)) We hope you found something that inspired you in this conversation🤍 Thank you for listening to this Talk🌍🌊☀ which came alive through the voices of Kiki Boreel and your host Stella Sage🌿
40:43
June 02, 2022
Pascal Botteron from Green Blue Invest🌿🌊
The investment industry is one that can be full of mysteries for "outsiders". It is important not to discount the role that this industry and investors play in this ciris-rattled world, after all, behind every dirty project   there is a dirty investment thus, behind every well-intentioned investment, there is a purpose, an impact. Pascal Botteron is the CEO of Green Blue Invest, a company that acts as an investment advisor solely focused on ESG  (Environmental, social & governance) products. From biodiversity funds, to solar panels and investments into vegan ventures there is much that can be invested in. It is very important to change the narrative since the ones ruling the market are still "traditional investments", synonymous with the fossil fuel industry. Pascal believes that governance is a way to change the scenario. That a company which has good governance will have better social and environmental ranking and that this is also a way for governments to incentivize 'sustainable investing' instead of short-term, destructive hunts for profit. He also tells us how to identify greenwashing and how it is identified at Green Blue with the help of a 8,000 word encyclopedia to detect the sincerity of a company via analyzing the language that they are using to communicate about their services and products. ""Sustainable investing is not niche, but there is an urgency." ~ Pascal Botteron Visit Green Blue Invest here to find out more 🌿🌿 thank you for listening💚 i appreciate your eager ears👋🏼 Yours, Stella
35:46
May 26, 2022
Liam from 'WhatsGrowinOn'/his permaculture story👨🏽‍🌾
In this episode I am joined by Liam from "WhatsGrowinOn". He is sharing his story of getting into permaculture, starting on a farm halfway across the globe where he was left to his own devices, to growing in a London apartment and finally moving to his own farm in Cornwall to get serious and make growing food his life. Liam shares the ups and downs of farming, what he has learned throughout the years and how he is adapting to living in an isolated place in the countryside. We explore the differences between grocery store and self-grown food and why it is incredibly confusing to know what the way to "buy better" is, when we are standing in front of the produce shelves in a store. If you are thinking of starting to grow at home🌱👨🏽‍🌾👩🏽‍🌾 Liam has a YouTube Channel and a TikTok account where he takes you through composting, growing tomatoes, hydroponics, experimenting with Quartz and many other things that you may find incredibly helpful to start your own journey. Moving away and leaving an "old life" behind to start your own business can be very challenging. Farming is a hands-on job and we need so many more food growers out there that grow regeneratively, take care of the land and feed surrounding communities! Let's take a moment to give it up for Liam's efforts and for putting a dream into action! and if you want to really support him you can donate to his GoFundMe here to help him get the farm flourishing🌿🌿 Here is the Square foot garden technique Liam talks about - have fun 🌱 thank you for listening💚 I appreciate your eager ears👋🏼 Yours, Stella  
45:17
May 19, 2022
Sidhant Patnaik/how he experiences the environmental crisis🌿
Everyone experiences the climate emergency differently. Everybody lives in different circumstances and has had different life experiences. 7.9 billion realities - you could say ;-) Sidhant is a person who thinks a lot about environmental, climate justice and topics that regard corporate matters etc. He has shared many thoughts over the last months with me and asked many thought provoking questions. Him and me definitely live in extremely different realities - him in a city in India, me on the German countryside. So we decided to get together to Talk about it. Sidhant is very passionate about environmental issues and that not just because of the awareness he has acquired through educating himself but also from personal experience that came to him at an early age - having a father who still works at a steel plant in an industrial town in India. This provoked Sidhant to think about systemic issues and the affects this pollution from the steel plant would have on his father alongside the other 5,000 workers at the plant - many who are in even less fortunate positions. It can be incredibly humbling, help keep us aware and broaden our horizons to share stories, opinions and unique experiences. To listen and to ask questions. So if you have any questions for Sidhant after this Talk or would like to start a conversation with him, feel free to visit him here. 📢This episode's shoutout goes to "Environmentalist foundation of India". E.F.I focuses on real-time and result oriented Environment Conservation projects. As a wildlife conservation and habitat restoration group, E.F.I's efforts are tailored towards scientific and ecological projects. Feel free to learn about them or support their work here. Thank you for listening🌱 I appreciate your eager ears👋🏼 Appreciatively, Stella
40:26
May 11, 2022
Dr. Sparsha Saha on the costs of animal agriculture🌲🍖🪓
Dr. Sparsha Saha has my deepest respect, she has helped create an episode that is so valuable on an educational and awareness level. One that summarizes a few of the most important points about the costs of animal agriculture and beyond. This is an excellent introduction or further immersion into the environmental, social and humanitarian crisis surrounding the animal industry as well as certain parts of our economies. Sparsha is a lecturer at Harvard University and teaches the first course there on the costs of animal agriculture! The very first one at Harvard that even touches this subject! Sparsha has impressed me greatly during our 1.5 hours of Talking, exploring, sharing and ranting🌞 She has helped create an honest, matter-of-fact, eye-opening episode full of useful information that is easy to retain and connect. I hope that you enjoy listening to her as much as I did and I want to leave you with a powerful quote by her on the current economic situation, on what she believes is the root cause of all our problems and why we need a redistribution of wealth: 🌍"People at the top just keep getting richer and richer and richer and they need to understand that they are accumulating the future - that's what they're doing. They're holding the future hostage by not giving everyone else a chance to thrive."🌍 I hope you enjoy this Talk! Feel free to find Sparsha via Twitter to keep up with recent academic work and news around food sustainability🌿 Thank you for listening🌱 I appreciate your eager ears👋🏼 Cheers, Stella
01:12:33
May 05, 2022
Yoga as a gateway to mindfulness/connection to nature feat. Eric Rosso🧘🏽‍♂️
Eric Rosso is a yoga teacher and one of the owners of  Yoga Room Hawai'i. He has been living  on the island for the last few decades and is joining me in exploring the topic of how a yoga practice that goes beyond physical practice and includes a spiritual one, can benefit in connecting people to nature and making us realize that we are interconnected in the most elemental ways. Through earth, water, fire, breath. We talk about how yoga, with it being an ancient and very elemental practice that connects us to ourselves and creates more mindfulness, can make us more aware of our surroundings and our environment. This is a very different episode to previous ones, but I think that the emotional aspects in our relationship to nature and within the climate crisis are too important to discount or not to include into these conversations. Especially with yoga I find that, because you connect to yourself and the present moment, it can make you emotional, calm your mind, set thoughts free,  spark ideas and also question life in fundamental ways. It is also a practice that I find people can associate with or feel drawn to practice in nature and being conscious of ourselves and the world around us in addition to the impacts we have on other beings and earth is more important than ever. 🌿You can visit Yoga Room Hawai'i here if it has sparked your interest 📸check out Eric's yoga photography here if you enjoy yoga/nature pictures or if you are in the area and would like to work with Eric Thank you for listening👋🏼 I appreciate your eager ears🌿 Cheers, Stella
38:38
April 29, 2022
How and what is our plastic consumption doing in the ocean🌊💧/w Dr. Imogen Napper
If a country has good waste management and things get recycled, how does even some of that trash end up in the ocean? What does it mean when plastic "breaks down", what does it "break down" into and where does it go?  Dr. Imogen Napper, is joining me in this episode to give us a clearer picture on some of the plastic mysteries that we might be wondering about. She takes us with her to her work in the lab, back in time to a grade school ceremony involving plastic balloons which prompted her think about where plastic ends up  and to the river Ganges in India - where plastic pollution is a very tangible issue. We explore the journey the durable/ useful /polluting material, plastic, takes after it has been picked up by the garbage truck and who is doing what to tackle this prevalent issue🌊🛒🚚 And because greenwashing is always an issue in every environmental field, Imogen shares what she has seen happen to "biodegradable" bags in comparison to "regular" plastic bags, when buried in soil🌱, eroding away in the ocean🐳, or just hanging out under the sun☀, in controlled research experiments that can tell us more about what really happens to those bags that are sometimes labeled as "the solution to plastic pollution". 📢Imogen mentions two charities that are dear to her heart: 💧Surfers against Sewage 💧Marine Conservation Society Thank you for joining us👋🏼 I appreciate your eager ears🌿 Cheers, Stella
50:59
April 21, 2022
Karl Brown Talks social impact on social media via CURV🔈📱
No likes, no follows, no echo chambers... Could you imagine? What if social media didn't have this toxic, addicting quality to it? What if you saw what everybody else saw and the spread of misinformation and polarization suddenly came to a halt? What if everybody had to verify their sources and we would use social media for the purpose of educating, building social impact movements, signing petitions and mobilizing online to take our action offline? That would be... A social network, REIMAGINED I am excited to be joined by Karl Brown, co-founder of the social impact platform CURV. Karl tells us the story about how CURV was born and how it is meant to radically change the way we use and are affected by social media platforms.  He shares the ins and outs of CURV and introduces us to a new form of social media that can aid in making us more productive change makers online. I was lucky to be one of the first 100 to be part in testing CURV and now is YOUR chance. Visit CURV to become part of this incredible community🌱🌍🌿 Thank you for listening👋🏼 I appreciate your eager ears🌿 Cheers, Stella
44:20
April 14, 2022
Olly and Fi on #coderedactivism 📢
I am joined by Olly Baker and Fi Quekett who are both incredible human beings fighting for a better today and tomorrow by taking part in actions that our governmnets do not (yet) appreciate and may even punish,  because they are seeing that there is a #codered for humanity and the climate crisis, as an umbrella crisis, encompasses many other crisis like housing, food, energy, racism, social justice etc. cannot be left unadressed, let alone denied. Fi and Olly are sharing their stories in "activism", the latest ridiculous decisions the UK governmnet has made, their most memorable moments in "activism",  what their state of mind is in the midst of government inaction and the climate crisis. They also share some thoughts on how YOU can join a movement today and how being part of this call  for change is more rewarding and less scary than you may think 💚 organizations that were mentioned during the Talk: Green New Deal Rising ACORN Justice4Grenfell UCU Leeds Climate Table Fossil Free London Thank you for listening 👋🏼 I appreciate your eager ears 🌿
56:19
April 07, 2022
Michelle Magdalena Talks storytelling🌿🌿
In this episode Michelle Magdalena Maddox, who is the founder of Magdalena Magazine, is sharing the podium with me. Today she is sharing parts of her story with us. Michelle invites us to hear about the path that lead her to storytelling, activism and the connection she has with earth and people today. We Talk about the importance of community, what hers looks like and how she envisions the future of community and localization. If you are somebody who is working hard at bringing a passion project to life - then this episode is worth listening to.  Michelle gives us an insight into her journey to creating Magdalena Magazine (formerly Bohypsian Journal), the blood, sweat and tears that go into creating something unique and powerful that gives a voice to those stories that are often least heard in this world - the most important voices. How from hardship and love, community and support from like minded souls as well as knowing, deep within that this is something you simply have to bring to life is the wave that will lead your personal ship into the harbor (even if it feels like you are operating oars of lead sometimes;)) Michelle's story is a moving and beautiful one and in her life she has talked to many people, visited many places and seen much of this world that is so beautiful, confusing, outraging and never for a lack of surprises. 🌱🌱If you want to order the latest issue of the magazine click here 📞If you feel called to support Michelle's quest in telling these stories and bringing them to life in print click here to connect to here Thank you for listening💚 I appreciate your eager ears👋🏼 Cheers, Stella
50:23
March 16, 2022
The world of Permafrost and its salvation❄
The world is having enough problems with imminent natural disasters like floods, fires, hurricanes, droughts, wars - but it seems that there are much lesser known ecological processes going on that are unfolding much more slowly and seem less significant than others.  What Paul from the Pleistocene & Permafrost NGO is telling us today is definitely not insignificant but very important and YOU listening in and educating yourself on this is an excellent step and will help raise awareness. Permafrost is soil that has been frozen for at least two years. A lot of it has been frozen for thousands and more years and guess what - global warming is melting a lot of this natural "ice box". Paul is helping us understand what Permafrost is, how the Pleistocene Park is helping to reverse and prevent some of the damages, what some of those important projects in Siberia and Russia etc. are doing and how animals are restoring ecological traits to permafrost areas. By the end you will understand why this topic is so important, how the thawing of permafrost affects earth and what YOU can do to support this cause❄❄ Here are a few resources to find out more: Oxford Paper on Permafrost for some light reading;) Impacts of Grazing on Permafrost soil Preserving Permafrost Video If you want to ask Paul some questions find his LinkedIN Profile here Thank you for listening💚 I appreciate you eager ears🌿 Cheers, Stella
39:14
March 10, 2022
Maria Serra Talks social media, climate politics and her story in activism
In this episode I am ranting, laughing and philosophizing with Maria Serra. Maria is an activist from Spain who is currently studying in Barcelona and busy being EU climate ambassador, attending COPs, creating an activism course for anyone who wants to acquire more tools to raise their voices and be confident to take on activism and attending one protest after another. Maria's path to activism started early, when she was about 13 years old, caring about feminism and human rights which fairly quickly made her recognize that climate activism included justice for all of these matters she was passionate about. This is an episode where we really just let the conversation take us to all different aspects of activism and politics in the current climate movement as well as the place and emotions of young people in all of this. From the role that social media plays in our world, to "climate politicians" who don't keep their words, to eco-anxiety etc. - it's all here🌱 📱Click here to visit Maria's IG account  📢here you can find her activism course if you want to join 🌍💚And here are some organizations and movements Maria recommends if you want to take your activism to the streets and meet fellow passionate folks XR Rebellion reearth FridaysForFuture I appreciate your eager ears💚 Thank you for listening👋🏼 Cheers, Stella
51:27
March 02, 2022
Urban sustainability at the LES Ecology Center in NYC🌱
In this episode I am Talking to Jennifer who works at the Lower East Side Ecology Center in New York City. The center has been pioneering urban sustainability since 1987 and the work done there from education to the compost drop off and stewardship of the East River Park is of the utmost importance to keep the city green and its inhabitants healthy and connected to nature. Jennifer tells us about the work that is done at the Center from Fishing & Waterfront Education to E-Waste Collection, composting, street tree care etc. She tells us about how employees and volunteers work together to keep the Park healthy all year round and how anyone can get involved in making their city a greener, cleaner and healthier space. We also Talk about the importance of nature in a city and how we can prevent or reduce different types of pollution in a city by urban greening, composting, providing bike lanes, . . . Make sure to visit the Lower East Side Ecology Center's website here and maybe even visit it if you are in NYC. If you are a resident of the city (or any other city:)), make sure to inform yourself about composting and volunteering possibilities! Thank you for listening💚 i appreciate your eager ears🌱 Cheers, Stella
33:37
February 24, 2022
Talking to Jack from Jack's Patch about abundant and natural food growing
In this episode I am Talking to Jack from Jack's Patch, a regenerative, no-dig, permaculture farm outside of London. He tells me the story about how life lead him to become passionate about growing food and working with nature. It always comforts me to Talk to people who care for the earth, who know and work to heal nature and that is a big part of this conversation, since Jack shares some of the practices on his farm, how he tends to the soil and how we as humans really have the ability to heal nature and support natural processes instead of making life harder for us and the planet. We Talk about the major impacts that industrial agriculture has on the planet and how Jack would reimagine a commercial farming operation to help the land flourish, rejuvenate and  increase diversity. He also shares his thoughts on the current agricultural system and how his personal outlook is on the future.  🌱💚🌿 If permaculture and food growing is something that interests you specifically, go and check out the podcast Jack runs with a fellow food grower, Chris, called  "The Food Grower Podcast" ! 🌱If you would like to read up on the world's tops oil situation see the articles below: https://washingtonianpost.com/magazine/technology/experts-warn-earths-topsoil-is-almost-gone/ https://soilerosion.com/soil-erosion-in-the-united-states/ 🐳Click here to watch the video on aquaponics set up and how the concept works! Thank you for tuning in today! I appreciate your eager ears💚 Cheers,  Stella
48:18
February 16, 2022
Research and journalism on climate topics with Leonie Sontheimer
You look for some information on a single topic and end up with 10.000 hits on the internet... We all know that situation. But who is to know what is reliable and trustworthy information? Who has done the research you are looking at? Who has sponsored it and who may benefit from putting that information out there? So many questions with sometimes not so clear answers, but at least we have Leonie Sontheimer with us today who will  try to help us get a bit of insight into the research process of a journalist on climate topics and what we can implement in our own  research to not feel completely overwhelmed by this stream of information. Leonie tells us about her occupation as a journalist, how she came to combine environmentalism and journalism, her story in activism  and which role the climate crisis has in her life. Thank you everybody for listening💚 I appreciate your eager ears👋🏼 Cheers, Stella
51:41
February 03, 2022
Talking business with Anders from agoodcompany
In this episode I am Talking to Anders the founder of agoodcompany which is a 100 % sustainable, social impact company from Sweden. I myself have loved and trusted them for many years because they are completely transparent, thought-through and have the future in mind, aiming to change standards and create a positive impact. We Talk about the sustainability in production, the use of local materials and by-products as well as up- and recycling materials to limit strain on the environment as much as possible. Anders tells us about his personal awakening to the impacts of the climate crisis and how agoodcompany came to be. He shares his and the company's vision and mission as well as his thoughts on individual and corporate responsibility and the policy changes and guidelines for businesses that he would find important to come to play. Since Anders has children himself he also shares his feelings on the future of this planet and what his personal motivation is to change narratives. Go check out agoodcompany and read through their statements on the website. It is worth a look! Thank you for listening💚 I appreciate your eager ears Cheers, Stella
53:05
January 26, 2022
Talking to James Perrin - host of "The overview Effect" podcast🌍
If you have never listened to "The Overview Effect with James Perrin" - then you definitely should. His podcast includes inspiring conservations with influential thinkers, humanitarians, environmentalists and business people about the problems we are currently facing, views, inventions and awakenings from very inspirational and passionate people. James told me about how he wants to rebrand his podcast a bit to have some more spiritual and emotional talks about awakenings and consciousness - which definitely became part of this episode as well. In this episode James shares his story in environmentalism and path to a more conscious and connected life with nature. We Talk about the state of the world and the ideas and and stories that can be shared through podcasting, writing, reading, speaking and listening to enable others to shine their lights that are so desperately needed in the world. James shares what he has learned from the people he has talked to on events or through his podcast and what makes him continue to have these important conversations. I could have Talked to James for hours and I am glad that modern technology gives us a chance to share stories, connect and spread messages all over the globe. Connection and consciousness are especially important right now - so after you have listened to this - if you feel like connecting a bit more - walk outside, sit on the ground, hug a tree and even better - take someone with you (preferably a policy maker as a reminder of how beautiful nature is and that an alive forest is worth more than all the timber that could ever be sold - if you try it, let me and James know as we have concluded that that would be a good step to evoke an emotional connection to nature in politicians:)) 📢To support the Bob Brown Foundation and the quest to protect the Tarkine rainforest or to learn more click this link Thank your for listening💚 I appreciate your eager ears👋🏼 Cheers, Stella
01:03:42
January 20, 2022
Thoughts on the climate crisis, getting closer to an aha-moment and seeing nature's crisis
Sometimes I lay awake in bed and think of the speeches I would give to  room of world leaders, CEO's, politicians, . . . Maybe you have that too. That urge to create change, to make your voice heard - to move something. And maybe you don't -or you know someone who doesn't. Someone who regards the climate crisis as something that is only for those to worry about who label themselves as activists or environmentalists. Maybe this is exactly the episode for them. In this Talk I am speaking about the emotions that can go along with the climate crisis, the way it can impact you everyday life and why really every single person is of value to the movement no matter who you are. I am trying to give a nudge and tools to those who don't perceive this as being worth their time - maybe you know someone who you can give this a listen with together - recognizing nature's crisis and just sharing some thoughts on this all encompassing crisis that the world is facing. Thank you for listening💚 I appreciate your eager ears🌿 Cheers, Stella
31:03
January 09, 2022
Emma De Saram on COP26, activism and going vegan with an eating disorder
In this episode I am Talking to Emma De Saram a climate activist from the UK who is part of Green New Deal Rising,   about her story in activism, how she integrates it into her life, her experience at COP26, what it felt like to attend the conference and how she personally felt being in that environment, as well as what she took away from it. We touch on the topics of mental health in activism, which role nature plays in her life and how she went vegan whilst also being preoccupied with an eating disorder and how her relationship with veganism has evolved. Emma also runs an Instagram account @vegan_emz which aims to foster a balanced approach to food which is kind to our planet and bodies - if that resonated with you, feel free to check it out. Emma's main account: @emmadesaram Thank you for listening💚 I appreciate your eager ears🌿 Cheers, Stella
55:37
January 05, 2022
Gen Z's perception of the climate crisis with my sister
In this episode I am Talking to my sister Sarah. We're exploring the topics of education about the climate crisis in schools, what she feels she has learned about these important topics there, how her friends perceive it, how she started to realize that it is important to become aware and also change personal habits no matter how insignificant they may seem on a global scale and the conversations she has with her friends on topics like veganism and fast fashion. We're Talking about how scary it can be to speak to others your age and realize that they know little to nothing about this crisis that may mean a disastrous future for our generation - globally and not just in already affected areas - and how important and powerful it is to open up conversations and be an "activist and educator" in your own circle! Thank you for listening👋🏼 I appreciate your eager ears💚 Cheers, Stella
47:56
December 30, 2021
Talking to Zoe Cohen about Insulate Britain and civil resistance
Insulate Britain is relatively young but has reached public recognition from zero to 77 % in just three weeks. They are a civil resistance movement, demanding that the UK government take real climate action at this pivotal point in history by insulating Britain's homes to save thousands of lives and prevent economic and social collapse. In this episode I am Talking to the wonderful Zoe Cohen,  spokesperson for Insulate Britain, about civil resistance and "disobedience", the actions that the movement has done and the courageous people involved.  We are also Talking about the Highway 9 and others who were or are due to be sentenced to time in prison for demanding that their government take action in tackling the biggest crisis humanity will ever face. Zoe also gives some tips on how you can start getting involved in civil resistance and other vital actions and what is driving her to be an active part of this movement. Climate action and civil resistance can be scary and overwhelming. It can also feel like it is non of our business or like our elected representatives or others must solve these issues - whatever the reason for keeping you from joining this necessary movement and demanding a regenerative, more just and livable future, know that there is support and community out there and that each and every one of us has the power and responsibility to fight for a future and our rights. We can't wait for others to do it. Thank you for listening💚 I appreciate your eager ears🌿 Cheers, Stella
42:11
December 23, 2021
Ronald Kuby on Chevron vs Steven Donziger
Steven Donziger's unique case has been discussed in the media and made headlines in newspapers even though, still not enough in my opinion. Steven was the key lawyer on the team that won the 9.5 $B judgement against Chevron in Ecuador after Chevron - formerly Texaco - dumped billions of gallons of toxic waste into the Ecuadorian Amazon, poisoning the ecosystem, rural communities and indigenous peoples, creating an "apocalyptic nightmare", as Steven has referred to it and Chevron has yet to pay a penny. Furthermore they went after Steven, suing him as retaliation for being part in this historic win.  🔊To find out more details and donate if you like, go visit freedonziger.com In this episode I am Talking to his defense lawyer Ronald Kuby, who helped me get an even clearer picture and explained some of the many questionable and unlawful scenarios of this case, this first corporate prosecution in the US and why and how Chevron is targeting Steven. 📽Here are a few YouTube videos that can help you get a clearer picture if you have never heard of this case before: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikneKQAeUp0&t=20s https://youtu.be/a5RZLyLCTo0 https://youtu.be/fdU_vnQqNvo 📱Go follow Steven on Instagram for daily updates This is a case that has never been seen before, it is messy and unscrupulous and important to know and talk about. So share Steven's website, videos and podcasts about the case with friends and family to create awareness. It is incredible and scary, the lengths corporations will go to, to protect their image and punish the one's who are courageous enough to step up, who are trying to protect earth, land and people from these destructive immoral crimes that are committed in the name of profit. The future must look different. People and planet over profit🔊💚 Thank you for listening I appreciate your eager ears💚 Cheers, Stella
57:36
December 18, 2021
Localization in action with Helena Norberg-Hodge
One of the people and organizations I have learned most from in my "environmental journey" is Helena Norberg-Hodge and Local Futures. In a world where systems and structures seem to be so complex and inextricable and where making essential changes to create more just, healthy and connected structures seems insurmountable it sounds almost condescending to say that the answers to the question of how to create that better world are quite simple. Localization is about bringing the economy home - back to a human scale. It is the process of building economic structures that allow the goods and services a community needs to be produced locally and regionally whenever possible. Helena tells us what that can look like, how to make people see the beauty and benefits of this idea that has become reality in a few places of the earth already. How through rebuilding human-scale economic structures we can live in connected, independent communities that offer more and meaningful jobs, less stress and create more meaningful and healthy ways of living for us and the planet. Please watch the film "The economics of happiness" and visit Local Futures. We know we must change the world and education and awareness are powerful tools in this quest. Thank you Helena for being part in making the world a better place💚 Thank you for listening☀ I appreciate your eager ears Cheers, Stella
57:19
December 02, 2021
Hungerstrikes and climate things with Micah Landon-Lane
In this episode I am Talking to Micah Landon-Lane about the hungerstrike he along with some other people organized in his home of Tasmania for a duration of 7 days and how he came to join Extinction Rebellion (https://rebellion.global/). We Talk about the different stages of the strike, who visited it, what was achieved, where the idea came from, the discourse that was had with people who stopped to see what the strike was about and  how to deal with the highs and lows of activism. We also Talk about current climate policies, logging and forests in Tasmania and how the island went from climate positive to climate neutral, as well as chatting about subjects like the COP, what people all over the world are doing to help secure a better future for the planet and how engaging in activism can drastically reduce climate anxiety. Visit Micah on his Instagram account @mr_landonlane and feel free to ask him anything about the strike or whatever else you're interested in! Thank you for listening👋🏼 I appreciate your eager ears💚 cheers, Stella
01:13:13
November 24, 2021
Forestry and Natural resources with Professor Sanford S. Smith Part2
Part 2 of the Talk We're Talking some more about Professor Smith's work at the arboretum, why it is a gateway to natural settings especially for children and which projects are in the works there. We also dive deeper into the topic of herbicide use as a method to protect forests that have been heavily manipulated and changed by human activity and how these ecosystems can fall apart when foreign, dominant species take over. Professor Smith also shares how gradual climate change is noticeable in the North-Eastern United States in comparison to dramatic climate change in other areas/countries and which changes can be expected in that region going forward. Ending the Talk with some encouraging words on solutions, why we must be educated and informed to aid in these solutions and why it is not time to give up! Thank you for listening👋🏼 I appreciate you eager ears💚 Cheers, Stella
21:56
November 17, 2021
Forestry and Natural resources with Professor Sanford S. Smith Part1
Part1 of the Talk Professor Sanford S. Smith is a Professor in Forest and Natural Resources & Youth Extension Specialist at Penn State College of Agricultural Science. In this episode he is telling me all about forest management, the work he does with land owners to help them  manage their properties, some of his teaching methods and the differences between teaching different age groups about the natural world, how to keep a forest healthy and what some of the main differences and challenges are when dealing with tree plantations vs old growth. This episode helps you delve deeper into the life of forests, the impacts of humans and climate change on this eco system and how it is managed to keep it as balanced as possible in a time where most forests have been altered by human hand. Stay tuned for Part 2! Thank you for listening💚 I appreciate you eager ears Cheers, Stella
38:29
November 11, 2021
Talking to Sustainable Shane
Sustainable Shane your #localsustainabilityexpert. What a guy - he started composting, gardening and  volunteering before he even knew what the word sustainability meant and is now using his voice to help others become more sustainable humans as well! In this episode Shane and I talk about his journey to individual sustainability, why individual action does matter,  how he makes a living by educating others and trying to make sustainable living the new normal,  how the topic of "climate" is politicized in the US, why you won't be left without friends just because you choose to be a more eco-friendly individual and how you can ease yourself into a more sustainable lifestyle. Visit his website, his Instagram account, his TikTok and his Facebook account for more education and inspiration on sustainable living💚 📢Today's shoutout goes to Take3forthesea. Take 3 is building a global movement of people who are connected to the planet. They  are helping to tackle the plastic pollution in seas and waterways by education that inspires participation. 10 million pieces of rubbish are removed annually with a participation in 129 countries and more than 500,000 people educated! Go visit their website for more information and how you can get involved today! Thank for listening! I appreciate you eager ears💚 Cheers, Stella
41:01
November 04, 2021
Yellowstone National Park
I'm Talking to Linda Veress who works at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. It was founded in 1872, becoming the first National Park. From geysers and hundred year old trees to bison, elk, bats and the Yellowstone River there is much to see. Therefore it is not surprising that millions flood the Park gates every year, proving human's fascination and connection to nature and fellow creatures of earth. Linda tells us all the important information, like how much distance to keep from certain animals, which natural wonders you might encounter and why it is important to stay on assigned roads and paths. She tells us about preservation, different plants and animals as well as the tribes that used to live on the grounds. Linda gives us an insight on the wonders as well as the dangers of the Park and gives us a few tips on how to safely enjoy a visit at Yellowstone and what every day life looks like there for animals, rangers and visitors. Thank you Linda! Visit the Yellowstone website here I appreciate you eager ears💚
27:45
October 28, 2021
Regenerative Agriculture with Celia Leverton
Celia Leverton lives on a permaculture farm in Tasmania where she is constantly working on achieving better water infiltration, regenerative grazing practices and keeping wallabies off the grounds :))  She is a farmer, rural journalist, permaculture designer as well as the president of Regenerative Agriculture Network Tasmania which aims to regenerate perennial grasslands, cropping land and functioning forests to address climate change, increase landscape function and food and water security, while caring for farmers, communities and profits. 📢Today's shoutout goes to farmers for climate action. They are an inclusive movement of farmers and rural Australians leading the way on climate solutions. No matter if you are just curious, want to support the organization or are a part of the agricultural sector yourself and want to learn more about building resilience, carbon trapping, mitigation, water management, . . . click the link to their website here and find out more about farming practices that will lead us into a healthy future. I appreciate your eager ears💚 Cheers, Stella
53:14
October 21, 2021
Know your way around the forest
Do wolves actually attack you in the forest? What to do when you encounter a wild boar or need to go go to the toilet on a long hike? Can you eat berries without getting fox tapeworm and how is it possible to minimize the danger when making a fire in the forest? So many questions. The forest is a beautiful place and holds a lot less dangers than one might think. There is a lot you can see and even harvest from it if you just know where to look. I hope you enjoy this wholesome Talk about one of my favorite places in the world - the forest. 📢Today's shoutout goes to The forest Conservancy Chile. They are an NGO that aims to preserve native forests through research, environmental education and dissemination of information related to temperate, Mediterranean, coastal and Andean forests of Chile since it is even more important to protect old growth and forests that have prevailed though hundreds of years. Visit their website to learn more or to help out by donating☀ I appreciate your eager ears💚 See ya next episode👋🏼 Cheers, Stella
31:09
October 15, 2021
A Talk with Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl
In this episode I don't even know where to begin. I expected Alyssa to be a vessel of knowledge and was proven completely right! I could have asked her so much more but for the sake of an episode that does not continue on for 2 hours... we Talked about sustainable financing and which policies and changes have been accomplished, what is going on at CGIAR -  which is the world’s largest global agricultural innovation network, how agriculture has to change from Global North to Global South and what CGIAR is doing in terms of solutions. Alyssa shared her take on veganism and how she founded the social enterprise to grow and harvest cacao in Ecuador, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea which has then pivoted to providing farmer education for improved farmer health, wealth and crop yields. To find out more about Alyssa you can click the link here. Thank you for listening! I appreciate your eager ears☀ find me on IG https://www.instagram.com/thrive_bynature/ 💚
49:42
October 05, 2021
Niccolò from Rifò about a circular & mindful fashion concept
Today I'm talking to Niccolò Cipriani from the Italian circular fashion company Rifò about how the fashion industry could be revamped by creating sustainable and circular concepts by recycling materials and garments. The inspiration for that came from the town Prato in Italy where garments have been recycled for 100 years because of economic reasons. The circular fashion concept is inspiring and Niccolò tells us about where the materials come from, which are easiest top recycle and why fashion should become more mindful and valued. Go check out their website here to be inspired by some long-lasting and recycled garments that were made with planet and people in mind! 🌿👗👚 I appreciate your eager ears💚 See ya next episode Cheers, Stella
17:15
September 30, 2021
Digital storm to #StopAdani and system change for a better world
Aliy Potts and I recently connected over Instagram and she invited me to a Digital Storm to protest against The Adani group's greedy mission to  open up more coal mines in Australia which would obviously have detrimental consequences. In this Zoom Session I learned so much from the fantastic Laura Sterling who moderated most of that session.  I also got to hear a lot of thoughts and powerful words from Ella Noah Bancroft who is a Bundjalung Activist, Therapist, Mentor, Writer and overall an inspiring, caring and loving woman.  I have learned a lot from her in the past years and used a lot from what she said during that presentation in this episode to elaborate on the faults of our current systems and society and how we must look to nature and country to reconnect to and heal this world in order to survive and live a loving, connected and healthy life on this beautiful planet. I thank everyone who made this Digital Storm possible and all of the frontline activists who are currently protecting land and people. This Talk was an emotional one for me and I hope that you can take away a new viewpoint and some  inspiration from what I have learned from people that I consider mentors and teachers🌼🌊🤍 i appreciate your eager ears thank you for your support!💚 Cheers, Stella
30:31
September 23, 2021
My Grammy's sustainable lifestyle in the 1940s
At the beginning of my "blog courier" I interviewed my grandmother about what daily life used to look like when she was a kid. What grocery shopping looked like, how weather and biodiversity differed from todays conditions, which home remedies they learned about in school and how they prepared food for the winter without a fridge or freezer (read full blog here) Today I am reading you that story and adding on own thoughts and opinions. I loved this interview because it is so interesting to see how different the world was only a few decades ago. How life was much simpler yet harder in some ways but easier in many aspects.  How plastic pollution was not even possible - since there was no plastic and  how people used what they had and wouldn't even dream of creating excess waste. Let's be inspired to change things to ways that they have been done before! I hope you enjoy! I appreciate your eager ears💚 See ya next episode Cheers, Stella
23:00
September 16, 2021
A Talk with Lauren from XALI swim
In this episode I'm talking to Lauren, the founder of the sustainable swimwear brand Xali swim.  We Talk about why Lauren decided to create swimwear made from regenerated ocean plastic and which manufacturers  she works with to make the dream of ethical, eco-friendly and long lasting swimmers a reality. She tells us about a few sustainable habits she has created in her everyday life and why it is so important to create more awareness about these topics. Aaaaaannnd of course there is no way that I could talk to her without chatting about her beautiful rescue dogs and cats! If you know Lauren then you know that she gives these animals all her love and attention,  so I was happy that she educated me on a few things regarding rescue dogs, breeders, dog training etc. If you want to know more about that because you are looking for a pet of your own, I  highly recommend listening to her podcast: "Life with Lauren", where she talks about keeping pets, the industry, the training and much more! 📢PS: because Lauren loves animals like she does I am obviously shouting out a great organization that cares for the animals of this planet! I have recently "adopted" a tiger in the name of my newly married cousin and her husband in honor of their wedding with the help of "Defenders of Wildlife". They protect and restore imperiled species throughout North America by transforming policies and institutions and promoting innovative solutions and are focused solely on wildlife and habitat conservation and the safeguarding of biodiversity. You can symbolically adopt an animal and support their work by donating or buying from their webshop! I appreciate your eager ears💚 Thank you for listening☀ Cheers, Stella
54:26
September 09, 2021
My family's and my veganism journey
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Talking  about why and when did I go vegan? How did my family follow suit? Is anybody experiencing deficiencies, lacking fun in life or having difficulties food shopping? (spoiler alert: NO)  Some random facts about fish, discussions at the dinner table and of course: why we should all be vegan. Talking about why veganism is not an exclusive club and a better choice for your health, nature, animals and everybody really -  except the ones making money from that dirty and cruel industry. ☀Here are a few resources to look into if you want t o deepen your knowledge and understanding on these topics: accounts on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/earthlinged/ https://www.instagram.com/joey_carbstrong/ https://www.instagram.com/arvindanimalactivist/ https://www.instagram.com/dominionmovement/ documentaries : Cowspiracy Seaspiracy Food Inc. The Game Changers Dominion Thank you for listening and educating yourselves I appreciate your eager ears💚 Cheers, Stella
34:10
August 26, 2021
A Talk with Matthias from Prokon Energy Cooperative
Hey everybody, in this episode I am talking to Matthias form the Energy Cooperative Prokon.  They provide green energy in the form of mainly wind- and in lesser quantities solar energy. Matthias tells me everything from energy prices, taxation on renewable energies, differences between solar and wind energy, the need for systemic change in order to make renewables the new normal, he debunks some "green energy" myths and of course gives some gory details on government and fossil fuel industry intrigues to take down the green energy lovers - haha joking - almost ; )) In order to put yourself in the power position of choosing an energy provider that works with nature, I encourage you to check out Prokon's website or a green energy provider near you (IG post or blog coming on different providers around the world) so you can switch to an energy provider that has a healthier future in mind. 📢PS: this episode's shoutout goes to Ilona. She is @acht_nach on Instagram and is an advocate and educator about everyday sustainability and consciousness from Germany. She has so much valuable knowledge about plants, insects, our interaction with nature and how we can try to be kind to nature in our everyday lives!  She is such a kind soul and it is through her that I actually found out about Prokon. She is also the maker of my calendar that is the best calendar I have ever had! It is produced sustainably and has wonderful recipes,  seasonal food guides and interesting facts about the environment included (you can find some of her products here). Go visit her page and give her some 💚 Thank you for listening💚 I appreciate your eager ears See ya next episode👋🏼 Cheers, Stella
37:12
August 13, 2021
A Talk with a "green" investment Manager
in this episode I am Talking to Gunter Greiner who is the head of investments and portfolio management at WIWIN sustainable investments. If you want to know more about sustainable investing, investment opportunities and the increasing demand for  green solutions in the financial sector - then this is the episode for you. May sound a bit dry - but I can assure you it is not. Since controlling and redirecting what is being invested in -  by you, by corporations and investment managers - is one of the key factors to funding the "green" solutions that will help us in  building a more sustainable world across all sectors. We Talk about which sustainable investment possibilities there are, what has been driving these positive changes,  greenwashing in the "sustainable investment" sector and what ESG-guidelines mean. If you want to know more feel free to visit WIWIN sustainable investments on their website! 📢PS: this episodes shoutout goes to Aspiration bank. Their mission is to help you put your money where you values are - meaning NOT  funding fossil fuels or coal with your money! They are a certified B corporation and a member of 1% for the planet + you can offset your footprint and plant trees every time you are using your card! Pull your support for the polluters of this world and show the big banks that you will not stand for dirty money!  by joining a "green bank" instead and putting your money towards a more just and sustainable future!💚 I appreciate your eager ears💚Thank you for listening See ya next episode👋🏼 Cheers, Stella
33:23
August 05, 2021
A Talk with Isaias Hernandez
Today I'm Talking to Isaias Hernandez who is an environmental educator who  in his words: "loves to (un/relearn)". Which makes him (in my opinion:)) a very positive, open-minded and well educated human being. He inspires and educates about intersectional environmentalism, zero-waste/low-waste living, environmental justice, climate news, veganism and so much more! In this episode we're Talking about Isaias upbringing in Los Angeles, eco-anxiety, social injustices regarding the climate crisis, his college time and him finally living somewhere where he has a beautiful garden to grow things and play around in 😍🌼🍄 Thank you Isaias for joining me and having this real, open and educational Talk - it was lots of fun getting to chat to you😃 Go check out Isaias website and IG page as well! It is a source of colorful and useful knowledge💚 📢PS: This episode's shoutout goes to Climate Farmers. They are a purpose-driven movement for a future in which humans live in harmony with the planet we live on. They believe that the first step towards that future is regenerative agriculture.  Agriculture in Europe is in the process of a major transition, adapting to a change climate. They believe this is a unique chance to support its transition towards one which is beneficial for farmers, ecosystems, climate and society.  They welcome anyone identifying with this vision to join them or you can support them with a donation as well! Thank you for listening👋🏼 I appreciate your eager ears💚 Cheers, Stella
42:21
July 27, 2021
A Talk with Evan Graham Arango from Ojairoots Farm
If you want to know more about creating healthy soil, regenerative farming, the magic of composting :) and what happens at the regenerative farm Ojairoots Farm on a regular day, then this is the episode for you👨🏼‍🌾 Farmer Evan Talks to me about how he started growing vegetables in his own garden to selling his produce to friends, family, local stores and restaurants all the way to running a regenerative #notill farm. He tells me about the power of healthy soil and a bit about what is happening in "agricultural politics". Maybe you'll hear something that helps you #levelup your own backyard veggie beds😉 go visit Ojairoots Farm website and follow them on IG @ojairoots 🌿 PS: 📢Todays #shoutout goes to the organization Oceana. Oceana seeks to make our oceans as rich, healthy, and abundant as they once were. Which means that they are trying to protect this planet's biggest ecosystem and all marine life. Go check out their website and support them by donating, spreading the word or even joining them if you live near the ocean and have a chance to be a part of their team!🐋 Thank you for listening👋🏼 I appreciate your eager ears💚 Cheers, Stella
45:12
July 01, 2021
A Talk with Nathalie from "Ona Healing"
In this episode I am Talking to Nathalie Daccach from Ona Healing. She tells me about Spirit Coaching, Earth Circles, Kundalini, breathing and meditation, how she  implements that into her holistic health service and coaching and how it all connects back to us and nature🌿 We Talk about grounding, coming back to nature and what you can do when you feel like you have a lack of connection to yourself and nature. Nathalie also tells us a bit about sustainability in her daily life and how she handles eco-anxiety. And no, this is not just hippie stuff;)) no judgement here, if this doesn't really speak to you  then maybe it's exactly the thing you should have an open mind about and explore more🌞 Maybe you'll find out something about yourself that has been hiding away and if you want some guidance and coaching then allow yourself to contact Nathalie via her website "Ona Healing"💚 📢Todays shoutout goes to Animal Rebellion. They are an anti-speciesist movement with a shared vision of change wanting to create a world that protects beings of all species, for generations to come. Also known to do sit-ins at McDonald's and recently responsible for paralyzing their supply chains in the UK with blockages lasting from 19-30 hours!!! Go check them out and donate/join them in their incredible endeavors 🤍🤍 Thank you for listening👋🏼 I appreciate your eager ears💚 Cheers, Stella
33:60
June 24, 2021
A Talk with the surfing Senator of Tasmania
Senator Whish-Wilson is one for the history books in my opinion🏄🏼‍♂️ In this episode we Talk about his work as a Senator and member of the Green Party. He tells me about the Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill of 2020 in Australia and how he was the first Senator to raise the issue of plastic pollution in the oceans 10 years ago. We Talk about environmental issues he is seeing unfold live and in color in his own home state and he gives us an insight about  the problems with the fishing industry and much more. I'll finish up by quoting him on the correlation of environment and economy: "What people need to understand is that you can't separate economy and the environment.  The environment is the economy. You can't put a price on clean air, clean water or health." Thank you for listening! I appreciate your eager ears💚 See ya next episode👋🏼 Cheers, Stella PS: Thank you Senator for taking the time to share your knowledge and opinions. You have an admirable spirit, great values and I appreciate your fighting for nature, fighting for what is right and being a change maker one can look up to.
43:51
June 10, 2021
Talking about climate change history and systemic change
What is the history of climate change? Who found out about it and what have big companies been doing to divert responsibility  and put it on the consumer? Talking about why British Petroleum (BP) brought out a "footprint calculator" years ago. And how we can bring about systemic changes, why it might seem scary and how more climate lawsuits have been won thanks to amazing environmental organizations and activists. To stay in the loop about climate news and make your voice count by signing/starting petitions subscribe to  Greenpeace Change.org FridaysForFuture mailing lists (or pick one for starters:)) and get all the news! Thank you for listening! I appreciate your eager ears💚 See ya next episode👋🏼 Xx Stella
18:48
May 31, 2021
convincing supermarket chains to go plastic free and Talking a friend out of fast food chains :))
Story time about trying to convince a supermarket chain to go plastic free in their produce section, why we as customers can navigate supply and demand and what governments should do in that area. Telling you about my Talk with a friend, about him "trying" to stop eating at fast food chains and how we can all walk through life a little more AWARE. Including a little challenge for YOU to consciously experience life and everything YOU see and use daily for one day in order to see things for what they are. Interested? Go give it a listen! I appreciate your eager ears💚 See ya next episode👋🏼 Xx Stella
26:35
May 20, 2021
A Talk with Magdalena from Free Minded Folks
I'm Talking to Magdalena Muttenthaler who is the founder and CEO of Free Minded Folks the impact magazine where you can read and shop all about sustainable lifestyle choices and products, from cooking utensils and recipes to sustainable jewelry,  green travels and bathroom products all the way to creating sustainable living spaces in your home in the most aesthetic, beautiful ways. Magdalena is also the founder of Free Minded Folks - Agency where she and her team scale and guide start-up and "Impact businesses". So if you're one of them - feel free to get in touch! We are Talking about sustainable changes in everyday life and how her magazine can help guide you as well as the changes that big businesses and politics are/should be making. Magdalena gives us all a fresh outlook on 'sustainable solutions and options' that can be found everywhere if you just look for them! And there is some Talk about education, awareness and politics to spice it all up :) It was a true pleasure Talking to Magdalena and I can only encourage you to  go check out: Free Minded Folks impact magazine on Instagram Free Minded Folks agency on Instagram I appreciate your eager ears💚 See ya next episode👋🏼 Xx Stella
42:12
May 10, 2021
A Talk with Dessie Georgieva about conscious fashion and sustainability in our daily lives
A Talk about what mindfulness means when buying fashion, going food-shopping or just deciding on what to clean your house with. We Talk about why it is important not to be afraid to make sustainable changes and why doing them imperfectly is fine! as well as daily sustainability and tips on how to change daily practices and become conscious of buying behaviors. Follow Dessie on Instagram and check out her Podcast: D Sustainability Issue Podcast for more inspiration from her! I appreciate your eager ears💚 See ya next episode👋🏼 Xx Stella
44:14
May 04, 2021
Talking about habits/beliefs/stages of change and grief and the change we need in this world!
> how habits and beliefs can stop us from changing things we know are bad. > what is important, what should we focus on and why we need systematic, radical changes. > relating the stages of change/grief models to why do we often get defensive/mad when we get confronted with information relating the  environment/animal cruelty/inhumane acts in this world. > what is it that is really important and what should we focus our energy on? + an impromptu storytelling with an imaginary guided tour through my garden in spring:)) I appreciate your eager ears💚 and encourage you to share your thoughts/questions/ideas on my instagram @thrive_bynature 🌱 Xx Stella
34:09
April 26, 2021
A Talk with Mao from the sustainable active/swimwear company Dula
this Talk is one with the wonderful Mao from the company Dula. we're Talking about the way that plastic is recovered from oceans and landfills to make their beautiful apparel as well as the small things that they do as a sustainable company to make every detail as eco-friendly as possible and how the ocean waste makes its way to becoming something that will look better on us than clogging up waterways! as I always say: find a company's sustainability report on their website and make your own judgement of their efforts and Dula definitely is a great example for that. 🌻go check out @dulaaustralia on instagram as well! Thank you for creating this episode with me Mao💚 I appreciate your eager ears friends and I hope that you  enjoy this episode👋🏼 Xx Stella
22:05
April 21, 2021
LNG terminals, the EU-Mercosur trade and evasive polititians
in this episode I am catching you up on the german government pushing along fossil fuels and destructive energy projects  and what the EU-Mercosur trade means for the environment, animals and people. I am giving you a lot of objective information which I am breaking up with some rants about evasive politicians and  meaningless responses to important issues ;) sounds fun? i think so:)) I appreciate your eager ears💚 feel free to leave me a review, follow and share with friends and family if you like it! Xx Stella PS: the platform I talked about is https://www.change.org/  it is an amazing way to hear about projects around the world that are being fought by environmental organizations/private citizens and to start your own petitions if you like!
23:38
April 17, 2021
A Talk with Miha from Treecelet
Hi guys👋🏼 in this episode I'm talking to Miha Hrovat from the company @treecelet (go follow them on IG:)) We're talking about why the company was founded, the company's latest tree planting project in Tanzania, what trees mean to communities in areas badly effected by deforestation and much more. I have personally learned some new things that got me very excited and I'm happy that you get to hear about all of the great projects that Treecelet is working on! I hope you enjoy this episode and that me and Miha can convince you to visit https://treecelet.com and support the planting of trees around the globe! Thank you for listening💚
36:15
April 12, 2021
sources of oxygen production + carbon capture and release
short and juicy Talk about sources of oxygen production (forests, oceans, swamps), How is carbon captured and when is it released by the same systems that capture it? What can we as consumers do to minimize our impact on environmental destruction (and remember this is not all on us as consumers but the huge industries are obviously not changing their ways as long as we are supporting them so it's good to know  how we can use our power as consumers to force change into a positive direction!) All in all - enjoy getting in some important information and listen in with your friends, families or pets :) I appreciate your eager ears🤗 DM me questions or topic requests on my instagram @thrive_bynature 💚
13:08
April 08, 2021
EnvironmentTalk with my sister
Stuff about the environment, how "unsustainability" can be habitual, judging people at the grocery store, what we have changed as a family (food, clothing, consuming, cleaning products, veganism all the way  to sustainable cigars :)) I hope you enjoy this episode that includes passion for nature, tips and rants and many giggles!
35:24
April 04, 2021
Fashion industryTalk 1
First talk about the fashion industry. Some things about what challenges the fast fashion brands when pursuing more sustainability and on recognizing sustainability efforts and just some overall no BS talk about how companies  try to make us think that they actually care. #talkaboutfashion1
17:47
April 04, 2021
introductory rambling
This is just a short introduction to this podcast with a few infos on what this it is going to be about and what you can expect. I hope you have gotten an idea and taken away something you liked from this first :)) (slipping in a PS: yes, my voice fluctuates. let's just say it adds some charm ;) ) Thanks for taking a chance on me
31:44
March 31, 2021