The SloCrafted Life

S1 Ep3 with Joyce & Melissa of Pink Salt Cuisine - Making Sustainability Palatable for the Masses: Vegan & Zero-Waste Events that Inspire

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Welcome to the podcast that explores how to craft an intentional, thriving life in the face of the coming environmental changes and amongst society's shifting tides. If you believe the examined life is not worth living, and you love hearing about people who are succeeding while doing good in the world, this is the place for you. Welcome to The SloCrafted Life.
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S1 Ep12 with Teresa von Fuchs of Bellwether Coffee - Making Coffee Green Again and Solving Problems for the People in Businesses
Teresa von Fuchs heads up a team of innovators at Bellwether Coffee, a venture-backed startup aiming to make coffee shops more sustainable not only for the environment, but for the people who own and work in them. When we talk about sustainability in the coffee shop industry, we have to talk about financial sustainability of the business and the sustainability of workers within the industry, which means opportunity for advancement and increased salaries over time. That's why the Bellwether machine caught our eye. Not only are they roasting beans in a way that reduces environmental impact and creates a better experience for customers (fresher beans roasted on-site), but they also create ways for small coffee shops to weather the economic storms of small business ownership by creating a way for them to generate income outside of selling individual cups of coffee (by selling bags to customers and wholesalers), but they also allow the shop to create a way for baristas to advance within the company by learning to roast and developing new flavor profiles that expand the shop's offerings. When we talk about how to solve the environmental problems of the world, we can't pretend those problems are divided from the economic stability or physical safety of the workers involved. Bellwether has created a solution that tackles all facets of the problem, not just one, because when the shop owner is empowered to be able to purchase un-roasted beans, they have a much wider and more affordable spread of options, and that allows them to support fair trade, environmentally-friendly sources that are often not available to them without a way to roast the beans - so this really creates positive ripples throughout the entire supply chain. In this episode, you'll learn: 19:31 How Bellwether handles the overwhelm of coffee vendors that are available when a small shop begins roasting, so that they can feel confident they are supporting and buying from growers that treat their employees well and grow in sustainable ways  23:55 How we, as Americans, can solve problems starting here on our own soil, and how big of an impact the things we do here in America have on the environmental impact of the goods and services we consume (cafe operations are the single biggest contributor to the carbon footprint of a cup of coffee, and it is usually built upon low-wage unskilled labor) 28:00 Bellwether's name is rooted in the goal of lighting a new path, and how this company is trying to do just that 41:47 What can we as consumers of coffee to help change the industry for the better? How can we be better consumers and help fund the change we want to see in the world? 44:00 What if you want to bring your own mug to a cafe? What should you do to make sure you're being a conscious consumer and still not creating an unclean environment? 46:30 Are most coffee shops composting? How are they being limited by regulations as to how they can be green? 49:00 UnRavel's Zero Waste Cafe - and what they're doing that you can implement now 59:00 Social justice and race in coffee production and marketing About Bellwether Coffee Roasters: Bellwether Coffee Roasting offers coffee shop owners a unique way to scale their coffee offerings, without the environmental burden of traditional roasting styles. This venture-backed startup is changing how coffee gets roasted in both small stores and large chains, using new technology.  Links: Find out more about Bellwether here:  Find them on Instagram: 
July 1, 2019
S1 Ep11 with Henry Gordon-Smith of Agritecture - Who Do You Ask About How to Grow Food in Urban Areas? Meet the Consulting Firm Helping Grow Some of the Most Promising Startups in 2019
Links & Resources Website Facebook Instagram Blog Youtube Seeds And The City Podcast The Next 100 Years by George Friedman Locally Grown In Podcast Henry on Social Instagram
June 17, 2019
S1 Ep10 with Allie Kelly of The Ray - How One Southern Road Is Transforming the Transportation Industry in Very Eco-Conscious Way
website  engage with The Ray Facebook Instagram Ray Anderson Foundation Mid-Course Correction Revisited Draw Down Book Waymo WheelRight
June 10, 2019
S1 Ep8 with Alesia Hall of Sea Witch Botanicals - How Many Ways Can Your Business Lean in to Doing What’s Right?
Resources and Links:  Website-   Facebook-  Instagram-  Certifications:   Charities:  Natural/Eco-friendly beauty and household brands  Books & Podcasts mentioned: 
May 27, 2019
S1 Ep7 with Callee of Bestowed Essentials & A Hippie in a Van - How a #VanLifer Created a Zero Waste Ecommerce Business
Links & Resources Bestowed Essentials Website  Bestowed Essentials Instagram Hippie Haven Podcast Hippie Haven Facebook Callee on Instagram Emily's List Find Vegan food near you
May 20, 2019
S1 Ep6 with Nicole Flood of Flood Clothing - Making an Empire Out of Scraps: How to Transform Your Heirlooms into Wearable Art
Links & Resources Website  Facebook Instagram Zero Waste Daniel Looptworks Goodwill bins (outlet) locator
May 13, 2019
S1 Ep5 with Jessie Artigue of Season Everyday - Making Life Flavorful: The Richness of Combining Everything You Love into a Modern, Mindful Life
Links & Resources Jessie's Site Season Everyday Website  Instagram Marriage is funny Facebook Style and Pepper Blog Pepperologie
May 6, 2019
S1 Ep4 with Michael Snider-Held “Ace” - Why a Michelin Chef Abandoned Cooking to Build Mushroom Gardens on Waterfront Properties
Links & Resources blog- the chefs laboratory Fungi perfecti. ~ Paul stamets Paul Stamets- mushrooms as medicine Lake way tilapia - Where Michael gets his fish skateboards hot kitchen nyc
April 29, 2019
S1 Ep3 with Joyce & Melissa of Pink Salt Cuisine - Making Sustainability Palatable for the Masses: Vegan & Zero-Waste Events that Inspire
Links & Resources: Pink Salt Cuisine Pink Salt Cuisine on Facebook Pink Salt Cuisine on Instagram Epic Renewal Food Finders Natural Products Expo Forager Food The Ecology Center
April 22, 2019
S1 Ep 2 with Eric McCool - How Do We Live These Values #IRL? Permaculture and Foraging When You Have a Family to Support
Resources & Links Find Eric on Facebook Email Eric: Eric's book, "Portlyn" "Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability" by David Holmgren   "Egregores" by Mark Stavish 
April 15, 2019
Ep1 Jon Parr - There’s No Such Thing as "Away": How Aquaponics Forces Us to Confront The Fact of Closed Loop Systems
  Resources & Links Sylvia Bernstein – The Aquaponic Gardening Community. Kelly Slater Instagram account - “No Such Thing as Away.” Ken Armstrong – Ouroboros Aquaponic Farm - “Short History of Everything” - Bill Bryson SchoolGrown
March 8, 2019
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