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Sustainable Life Podcast™

Sustainable Life Podcast™

By M (Mangla) Bansal
Hello and welcome to the Sustainable Life Podcast™!

Our host M is the CEO and founder of Sustainable Life App™ - a free mobile app (Apple and Android) that connects you with sustainable brands and businesses worldwide.

Tune in and join M as she interviews amazing human beings and industry experts about sustainable consumption and all of its various facets!

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Founder Friday - Invito Coffee - Yaro Yaroslav
Our guest today is Invito Coffee's CEO and Founder Yaro Yaroslav. Learn all about this amazing Vancouver, BC based, 100% plastic-free (including shipping!) and zero waste Coffee line. To learn more about Invito Coffee’s Family Costa Rican Coffee Plantation and to use your exclusive coupon code with the brand visit: www.sustainablelifeapp.com Don’t forget to download the app (free on Apple and Android) and find them in the Online Shopping section. Follow ➡️ @sustainablelifeapp on Instagram and Facebook for informative, encouraging and inspiring content to your feed! What is the Sustainable Life App? 📱 Sustainable Life App connects eco-conscious consumers with sustainable brands and businesses worldwide! 🌎 Our free app (Apple & Android) does this by using Google Maps to focus not just #ShopLocal but also #SupportSustainable We're excited to feature Sustainable Businesses and Brands who want to showcase the fact that they sell sustainable products and services! Sustainable Life App features many industries including retail shops, boutiques, grocery stores, local farms, cafés, restaurants, event venues, eco travel options, hair salons, spas and even an online shopping section (with coupon codes from direct-to-consumer sustainable brands) and so much more! Our mission is to become a one stop shop app for: Sustainable Living Made Easy! To feature your sustainable business or brand visit: www.sustainablelifeapp.com
19:60
June 11, 2021
Founder Friday - L'Ocean - James Bennett
Today's guest is L’Ocean’s CEO and FounderJames Bennett. Learn all about this amazing Vernon, BC based, ocean mineral personal care line. Learn how James created each remedy using ancient techniques and west coast minerals for the needs of his family. BONUS: Be sure to use our exclusive coupon code shared within this episode when you visit: www.sustainablelifeapp.com Don’t forget to … ✔️Download ⬇️ our FREE app (Apple and Android) and find L’Ocean in the Online Shopping section under Online Brands ✔️Follow ➡️ @sustainablelifeapp on Instagram and Facebook for informative, encouraging and inspiring content to your feed! What is the Sustainable Life App? 📱 Sustainable Life App connects eco-conscious consumers with sustainable brands and businesses worldwide! 🌎 Our free app (Apple & Android) does this by using Google Maps to focus not just #ShopLocal but also #SupportSustainable We're excited to feature Sustainable Businesses and Brands who want to showcase the fact that they sell sustainable products and services! Sustainable Life App features many industries including retail shops, boutiques, grocery stores, local farms, cafés, restaurants, event venues, eco travel options, hair salons, spas and even an online shopping section (with coupon codes from direct-to-consumer sustainable brands) and so much more! Our mission is to become a one stop shop app for: Sustainable Living Made Easy! To feature your sustainable business or brand visit: www.sustainablelifeapp.com 
29:50
May 28, 2021
Founder Friday - Blue Sky Clothing - Marilyn Cobban
Today's episode features Blue Sky Clothing CEO and Founder Marilyn Cobban. Learn all about this amazing British Columbia, Canada-based, which first began 20 years ago from the back of a VW Van! To learn more about Blue Sky Clothing Co and use your exclusive coupon code download Sustainable Life App (free on Apple and Android) and find them in the Online Shopping section or use the key word search to find Blue Sky Clothing products in your area. Follow ➡️ @sustainablelifeapp on Instagram and Facebook for informative, encouraging and inspiring content to your feed! What is Sustainable Life App? 📱 Sustainable Life App connects eco-conscious consumers with sustainable brands and businesses worldwide! 🌎 Our free app (Apple & Android) does this by using Google Maps to focus not just #ShopLocal but also #SupportSustainable We're excited to feature Sustainable Businesses and Brands who want to showcase the fact that they sell sustainable products and services! Sustainable Life App features many industries including retail shops, boutiques, grocery stores, local farms, cafés, restaurants, event venues, eco travel options, hair salons, spas and even an online shopping section (with coupon codes from direct-to-consumer sustainable brands) and so much more! Our mission is to become a one-stop shop app for: Sustainable Living Made Easy! To feature your sustainable business or brand visit: www.sustainablelifeapp.com - Feature Your Business Love 💕 and light ✨ to you all!
27:19
May 07, 2021
How to Raise Awareness About Climate Change Whilst Sticking it to Donald Trump - Ollie Nancarrow with Born Eco Marketplace UK
How passionate are you about climate change? Have you ever thought of an out of the box idea to attract attention and maybe stick it to a world leader you disprove of? Our next guest has Ollie Nancarrow the founder of the UK marketplace Born Eco! Hello and welcome to the Sustainable Life Podcast. My name is M and I'm the host of this podcast and the founder of the sustainable life app - an app for Sustainable Living Made Easy! The Sustainable Life App (free on Apple and Android) connects you with sustainable brands and businesses worldwide. And the purpose of this podcast is to interview various experts and inspiring individuals around the world about topics relating to... sustainability. Like today's guest! In 2019 us president  Donald Trump visited the UK and young Ollie (with the help of his parents) took out his lawnmower and mowed a huge image of a penis and above it wrote "Oi Trump" and on the other side of his lawn mowed a big image of a bear and with that wrote "Climate Change Is Real". Ollie's image went viral and he was featured on Jimmie Kimmel Live. He also upset some noteworthy "people"... and was taken into custody. I'm not going to say anymore because stories are so much better when heard by the originator. I will however say that for a visual representation of Ollie sharing some key parts of his story, please visit out the sustainable life app instagram or facebook pages where I share some fun podcast video snippets with all of you in our beloved community. Our instagram and facebook handles are @sustainable life app - so without further adieu, let's get started. www.sustainablelifeapp.com www.born-eco.com
29:38
October 01, 2020
The Organic Underdog - Overcoming Addiction, Finding True Love & Creating His Dream Business - An Organic Vegan Restaurant - True Flavours
Hello and welcome to the Sustainable Life App AND Sustainable Life Podcast! My name is M and I am the founder of the app and Host of this podcast. The Sustainable Life App connects  you with eco conscious businesses and brands in your area. Download the free app on Apple and Android today! Today's interview is a unique one and I felt the need to do a video introduction because this interview is a VERY long one but also well worth it. To give some context for those of you listening to the podcast, the Sustainable Life App has a fun video feature through which you can learn more about the Sustainable Brands and Businesses who you're interested in supporting. We're going to meet Edward and Noha. Two very passionate restaurant and catering entrepreneurs who have just started a wonderful organic vegan business called, True Flavours in Kelowna, BC Canada.  I'm going to be frank... for those of you looking to JUST learn about the restaurant and the vision behind the business, I encourage you to shuffle to the approximately 1 hour mark of this interview. AND for those of you who enjoy love stories and hearing about people who have overcome multiple adversities including but not limited to severe alcoholism and drug addiction, then I suggest you listen to this entire interview.  So without further adieu, let's get started! www.sustainablelifeapp.com
01:18:30
September 17, 2020
Did you know PPE waste can be turned into clean energy? Green Circle Salons & CasaPRANA
In March 2020 the world shut down because of Covid 19 and the use of PPE ( or personal protective equipment) became essential not just for first responders, but also for the general public. The environmental impact of single use items such as disposable gloves and masks is already showing up in our oceans and landfills. This is especially hard to witness for those of us who work hard to practice a low waste lifestyle. And for businesses owners with eco values/  But… is there a more responsible way that PPE can be disposed of with a minimal negative effect on the environment? Today’s podcast is a part 2 to our previous one with Green Circle Salons. They have a cool new PPE initiative through which they help salons dispose of PPE products responsibly. You must be wondering… if these salons are “green” then isn’t using single use masks irresponsible? I agree and to be honest most green businesses have figured out how to function without the use of single use PPE but there are still some items that cannot be avoided because of the safety and personal protective risks of Covid! We’ll go into deeper discussion on this with today’s guests. We’re welcoming back Will Simpson from Green Circle Salons and also sustainable salon owner Rebecca from CasaPRANA in North Carolina, USA.  My name is M and I’m the host of the Sustainable Life Podcast and founder of the Sustainable Life App – and free app on apple and android for Sustainable Living Made Easy! Use it to connect with sustainable brands and businesses in your area! And The purpose of this podcast  is to interview various experts on topics relating to sustainability to help keep you encouraged, informed and inspired! Website: www.sustainablelifeapp.com Download on Apple: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/shop-with-m/id1481911014  Download on Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shopwithm.app&hl=en Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablelifeapp/
50:28
August 27, 2020
How to Find & Support Salons & Spa's with Green Values
This week M chats with Will Simpson from Green Circle Salons!  Have you ever thought about how your hair should be recycled or composted after it's cut? What about the chemical laced aluminum foil used to dye your hair? The popsicle sticks used to wax your hair? Hair dyes? I mean we can't just spill hair dye down the sink, right? Listen to this podcast to learn all about the hard work that Green Circle Salons does to make the salon/spa world more sustainable.  To find a salon in your area, check out the Salon/Spa section of the free Sustainable Life App (download for free on both Apple & Android) or visit www.greencirclesalons.ca to learn more. 
43:00
August 06, 2020
Did You Know PMS Mood Swings are NOT normal?
This podcast is a tangent of an earlier conversation between M and Dr. Shabita Teja. Did you know mood swings during PMS are not normal and could be signs of a larger imbalance in your body? Listen to this podcast to learn more. 
14:21
June 18, 2020
PART 1 - How an ND Views Your Health - Strengthening Your Immune System From Diseases
In this week's podcast M welcomes back Dr. Shabita Teja who is a Naturopathic Doctor and western medicine Pharmacist about what steps we should all take during this time to strengthen our immune systems! To learn more visit https://www.shopwithm.com/blog/naturopathicdoctor to read the blog post associated with this podcast! Subscribe to this podcast and tell your friends about it! 
30:03
May 29, 2020
PART 2 - How an ND Views Your Health - Strengthening Your Immune System From Diseases
In part 2 of this podcast M chats with ND Dr. Shabita Teja in more detail about what steps we should all take during this time to strengthen our immune systems! She shares what kinds of blood tests we should get + other testing to consider post-Covid.  To learn more visit https://www.shopwithm.com/blog/naturopathicdoctor to read the blog post associated with this podcast! Subscribe to this podcast and tell your friends about it!
50:19
May 29, 2020
Recession Survival Tips from Small Business Owner Stephanie Ostler
Our returning guest today survived the last recession and has no doubt that she will survive the next one.  On today's Podcast Stephanie Ostler will share some tips on how you can not only survive an upcoming recession but also THRIVE as a small business. She also shares some more fun ideas she's working on - why not innovate and formulate new business ideas during this time... right?
01:09:25
April 30, 2020
CEO/Founder Interview with Sustainable Brand Owner - Stephanie Ostler - Women's Apparel
Today we go into the vault and dig up the audio from a video interview that you can find on our app!  Every Sustainable Brand verified and featured on our platform comes with a complimentary CEO/Founder Interview, through which M interviews the leader(s) behind the every brand.  What an amazing way for you to do your own personal research into a company, right? Why invest in a company's products, unless you have 100% faith and certainty in not just the products... but also the individuals behind them! That's M's philosophy.  To learn more about Devil May Wear and to buy your own sustainably made pocket panties, you can find this brand on the online shopping section of the Sustainable Life App listed under Women's Apparel and Jewelry. They ship worldwide.  Light and love to you all!
57:48
April 28, 2020
Supporting You Immune System During Covid with Dr. Shabita Teja
You must be wondering how to keep your immune system strong during Covid-19... so are we! In this week's episode M interviews Dr. Shabita Teja who is a Naturopath AND western medicine pharmacist about techniques we can learn to help support our immune system during these uncertain times. 
42:21
April 24, 2020
Sustainable Life App™ REBRAND ANNOUNCEMENT
We have rebranded to Sustainable Life App and our podcast is now called the Sustainable Life Podcast!  Listen as app founder M announces why she decided to rebrand and to the sustainable businesses and brands of the world. M also shares her story behind what inspired the app - in involves a beautiful evening at an ashram in India with Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi and his lovely wide Sumedha.  If you want to feature your sustainable businesses or brand on the app for free, use Coupon code GRATITUDE-VIP (case sensitive) to submit your company to our platform. This coupon code ensures that you are featured for free in as many categories as you wish - indefinitely!  Visit www.sustainablelifeapp.com - an app for sustainable living made easy! 
13:31
April 13, 2020
Toxic Receipts & Consumer Health Risks with Environmental Defence Canada
In this episode M interviews Muhannad Malas from Environmental Defence Canada. Did you know most receipts that we get when we make average purchases like going to grocery stores can be toxic? It's true! Listen to this podcast and learn how to protect yourself!  Want an easy solution? Ask businesses in your area to switch to e-receipts! Don't want to have a face-to-face conversation with a business because you're polite? No worries, we've got you! Just tag your favourite businesses to our instagram post and ask them to switch to e-receipts!  Not only are receipts dangerous for our health but they 100% a waste - most city recycling programs don't accept receipts because they are chemically based as opposed to normal paper which usually contains plant-based inks. Fascinating, right?  Call to action Instagram Post: 
30:03
March 11, 2020
Discussing why we have "Phosphate-Free" on our laundry, soap and other products with the IISD
Listen and learn about how chemicals in our water, impact our health!  In this podcast M interviews Sumeep Bath with the IISD (International Institute for Sustainable Development). Join M as she learns about how we have Canada's experimental lakes to thank for "Phosphate-Free" detergents, soaps and other products and how the products we consume, don't just impact the environment - but also our health!  For more info on Shop with M visit: www.shopwithm.com  For more info on the IISD visit: https://www.iisd.org  Recap on Sumeep's suggestions for consuming sustainably: - Research the products that you consume and google their impact on the environment and your health! - Talk to your local government about your concerns!  - Drink filtered water! (that one's from both M and Sumeep). 
37:18
November 21, 2019
Sustainable Dining - A Restaurant Owner's Perspective
In this episode listen to a passionate business owner speak about the challenges she faces to run her business according to her values. We hear about challenges she has faced with regards to sourcing items that are not single use plastic and also about her struggles trying to compost in a city where the local government doesn't have a compost program.  The Shop with M™ app is ALWAYS FREE FOR CONSUMERS and features local businesses around the world. If you know of a business who should be on the app, email us at podcast@shopwithm.com  OR the next time you visit the business, tell them to download the app (on Apple and Android) and list their business for FREE until December 31, 2019!  To reach AhhYay Wellness Cafe visit: http://www.ahhyay.com or go to Kamloops, BC and find them by using the Shop with M™ mobile app available on both Apple and Android devices! 
40:03
November 07, 2019
Are tattoos toxic? Chatting about ink with Zoey from The Warren Tattoo in LA
This week on the podcast we are chatting about the tattoo industry! On the show this week we welcome Zoey Taylor from The Warren Tattoo shop in West Hollywood on the Sunset Strip. We talk about potential health risks of getting tattoos and the evolution of the industry over the last couple decades.  GUEST INFORMATION: Website: www.thewarrentattoo.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/thewarrentattoo
32:00
June 13, 2019
Sustainable Travel, Ancient Wisdom and Science - Chatting with Adventure Filmmaker Dianne Whelan
Join us this week as M interviews adventure filmmaker Dianne Whelan.  Link to Dianne's first film. "This Land": http://thisland.nfb.ca/#/thisland  Link to Dianne's Second film "40 Days at Basecamp": https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/40-days-at-base-camp-directors/id720201300?ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Link to Dianne's current film project "500 Days in the Wild": https://500daysinthewild.com Link to Dianne's interactive "Beacon Project": https://beaconprojectfilms.com  Social Media post about  Dianne meeting a Moose: Thank you for listening. For any questions, comments or to suggest a future guest of topic of discussion please email: podcast@shopwithm.com 
49:49
June 05, 2019
Factor #5 - Socio-Economic Advantage - Released Prior to Rebrand
Hello and welcome to the Shop with M podcast. My name is M and I am a digital content creator and the founder of the www.shopwithm.com website and soon to be launched mobile app.  This is the fifth and final episode of the 5 part series describing my company, Shop with M’s 5 Factors for Sustainable Consumption. Today’s factor is number 5 – Companies that have a Socio-Economic Advantage. 
07:32
May 18, 2019
Factor #4 - Respect for Animal Rights - Released Prior to Rebrand
Hello and welcome to the Shop with M podcast. My name is M and I am a digital content creator and the founder of the www.shopwithm.com website and soon to be launched mobile app.  This is the fourth of the 5 part series describing my company, Shop with M’s 5 Factors for Sustainable Consumption. Today’s factor is number 4 – Respect for Animal Rights. 
04:23
May 18, 2019
Factor #3 - Respect For Human Rights - Released Prior to Rebrand
Hello and welcome to the Shop with M podcast. My name is M and I am a digital content creator and the founder of the www.shopwithm.comwebsite and soon to be launched mobile app.  This is the third of the 5 part series describing my company, Shop with M’s 5 Factors for Sustainable Consumption. Today’s factor is number 3 – Respect for Human Rights. 
11:03
May 17, 2019
Factor #2 - Environmental Impact - Released Prior to Rebrand
Hello and Welcome to the Shop with M podcast! Thank you for tuning in! This is the second of the 5 part series describing my company, Shop with M’s 5 Factors for Sustainable Consumption.  I’m a spiritual being so it only makes sense that I speak from the heart when explaining my reason for selecting Environmental Impact as Factor #2. 
03:55
May 16, 2019
Factor #1 - Impact on Human Health - Released Prior to Rebrand
Welcome to the Shop with M podcast! Thank you for tuning in! This is the first of the 5 part series describing Shop with M’s 5 Factors for Sustainable Consumption and why I selected these 5 factors as the value base or foundation of my company. So let’s start with the first factor – Impact on Human Health.  DO YOU PREFER NATURAL REMEDIES OR WESTERN MEDICINE? FOR ME, THERE’S NO QUESTION THAT NATURALLY WE NEED TO UTILIZE BOTH TO ACHIEVE THE BEST RESULTS. I PREFER NATURAL, BUT I Believe BOTH FORMS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR OUR SURVIVAL. 
07:04
May 16, 2019
Learn about M and the creation of the Shop with M platform - Released Prior to Rebrand
Have you ever dreamed of a future in which everything we consume – is sustainable? And A WORLD IN WHICH everything created respectS humans, animals AND the environment while also honouring societal values, innovation and economic growth?  I sure have! Hello and welcome to the Shop with M podcast. My name is M and I am a digital content creator and founder of the Shop with M website and soon to be launched mobile app platform based in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Today’s podcast is for listeners who want to learn about me and why I created the Shop with M platform and podcast series. 
07:45
May 16, 2019
Shop with M - Podcast Introduction - Released Prior to Rebrand
Hello and welcome to the Shop with M podcast introduction. My name is M and I am a digital content creator  and founder of the Shop with M website and mobile app platform. My company is based in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We are a beautiful city - please pay us a visit.  I started my online platform and this podcast because I love shopping! My goal with this podcast  is to talk about subjects relating to my company’s 5 Factors for Sustainable Consumption and bring aboard illuminating guests.  Want to know what the 5 Factors For sustainable consumption are? The first factor is: Impact on Human Health, the second: Environmental Impact, 3rd: Respect for Human Rights, 4th: Respect for Animal Rights and the fifth and final factor: a Socio-Economic Advantage.  Every podcast will be transcribed for those of you who like me, enjoy quick references! To say that I am excited about this endeavour is an understatement! Tune in every week and listen to the fun and informative content we bring to you – our audience - as I speak to amazing human beings about topics of their expertise . 
03:02
May 14, 2019