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A Sustainable Mind an environmental podcast

A Sustainable Mind is a podcast created for the earth-conscious individual, ecopreneur, environmental activist, sustainability enthusiast, grassroots organizer, minimalist, conscious consumer and the eco-curious. If you are looking to get inspired, motivated and take ACTION to be the change you want to see in the world you are in the right place. Delivered to you each week, Marjorie Alexander brings you environmental changemakers whose campaigns, companies and projects have changed the planet for the better. Featured guests discuss their relationship with nature early on, their journey to a green career, light-bulb moments, sustainable habits, lessons from launching their projects, and much more. Each episode ends with ACTIONABLE advice and resources for you to hit the ground running!
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Sep 28, 2015

Bea Johnson is one of today's foremost experts in the area of zero-waste living and voluntary simplicity. She is most well-known for being able to fit her family of four’s trash for an entire year into a quart-sized jar. She has helped people all over the world achieve various levels of voluntary simplicity and eco-friendly living through her blog ZeroWasteHome.com and her book by the same name. She continues to spread the zero-waste message through talks which she gives all over the world.

 

The turning point

  • By living with less we all of a sudden had more time to do the things we enjoyed doing

How she got started

  • Eliminated plastic bags
  • Bought all dry goods in bulk
  • Made reusable bags out of an old sheet

Resources

 

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Sep 24, 2015

Denzel Austin Thompson grew up in North Philly. During a service trip to New Orleans he got the idea to plant urban gardens in empty lots in his neighborhood back home. He is the co-creator of the Philadelphia Urban Creators and has since received multiple awards for his continued commitment to the community and his neighbors.

 

One purchase for $100 or less that’s drastically impacted your life

Sustainable Mindset Book

Parting piece of guidance

  • Think more like a plant, they’ve been around far longer than we have and we have a lot we can learn from them.

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Sep 21, 2015

Anne-Marie grew up learning the DIY mentality from her father. She now puts it to use in the kitchen making all her food from scratch, from sourdough to kombucha and everything in between. She also hosts webinars to empower others to do the same. In this fun episode we discuss talking the talk and walking the walk in regards to sustainable living.

What is one question your younger self would ask you?

  • How can I get to where you are sooner? How can I start now?

Tip for those hoping to spread their knowledge within the community.

  • Attend lectures, learn something new and meet new people

Environmental Resource

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Sep 17, 2015

Laird Christensen has dedicated his life to environmental activism and finding ways to create more sustainable communities. He has been an author, activist and educator during his career and that is how I came to know Laird, through his courses at Green Mountain College, where received my Masters in Environmental Studies. Laird is the Director of GMC’s latest masters program in Resilient and Sustainable Communities and in this episode we discuss his upbringing and his inspiration for developing the program.

 

Long-standing Habit

  • Mindfulness, learned from the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, which focused on awareness and compassion

Most Unexpected Gift in Developing MRSC

  • Laird learned from his students what it means to build community in different places all around the country.

Environmental Resource

  • Post Carbon Institute – Empowers people to live healthier lives by covering research and education to change consumer habits.

Sustainable Mindset Book

Interview Links

 

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Sep 13, 2015

After being disappointed with the options available for non-traditional burial Katrina Spade sought out ways to lay your loved ones to rest without wasting burial materials or contaminating the soil. With a background in architecture and anthropology she came up with the idea for The Urban Death Project for which she has received an Echoing Green Fellowship.

 

Longstanding Habits

  • Jogging, to increase clarity

Cultivating New Habits

  • Downtime with friends and family

Environmental Resource

  • Yestermorrow Design/Build School offers hands-on workshops in sustainable design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft.

Sustainable Mindset Book

Sep 13, 2015

Earth Easy is the brainchild of Long Island native Greg Seaman. After living on both coasts and in both rural and urban settings, he and his wife with a three month old in tow, decided to simplify their lifestyle and move off-grid. Now, EarthEasy.com is a family run business allowing everyone involved to live out their ideals of treading lightly on this planet.

Sep 13, 2015

Environmental activist Marjorie Alexander came up with the idea for A Sustainable Mind podcast after being unimpressed with the podcast options for aspiring environmentalists. A Sustainable Mind is all about giving today's environmental change-makers a platform to share their story, educated and inspire others. This sustainability podcast is intentionally empowering, inspirational and action oriented so if you are an earth-conscious being then you are in the right place!

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