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A Sustainable Mind - environment & sustainability 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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Now displaying: February, 2021
Feb 26, 2021

Bob Powell's dreams and vision about how we can leave the world a better place are being realized at Brightmark, the company he founded to change the way the world sees and manages its waste. As founder & CEO, Bob looks beyond what we are doing now to create the path for what we will realize many years in the future. Bob is passionate about solving the world’s most complex environmental problems with innovation and optimism. Prior to founding Brightmark in 2016, Bob spent the majority of his career working in the energy industry.

 

Join us for our first live event, M.A.S.S. Eco Summit! It will be 3 days of keynotes, panels, and workshops! Receive event notifications or contact us to get involved at http://MASSEcoLive.com.

 

In this episode Marjorie and Bob discuss:

  • How Brightmark uses all forms of plastic from every type of waste stream and creates circular renewed products
  • How Brightmark turns organic waste into fuel and what responses people have had over the years to this practice
  • What is the difference between methane and CO2 and their impact on the environment
  • Why banning ALL plastics isn't yet part of Bob's overall vision and why

 

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Feb 25, 2021
This week features an additional episode tackling the Texas power grid. I chat with Seth Mansur of RER Energy Group
to get a better understanding of what deregulation means for a power grid, why some Texans are now receiving insanely high energy bills, and what role infrastructure and politics play in the larger picture.
 
Get in touch with Seth at smansur@rerenergygroup.com or check out rerenergygroup.com.
 
This is the first episode I've done of this kind, addressing a current climate event, and I hope to be addressing more just like this as climate events occur.
 
Lastly, if you love ASM then mark your calendars for our very first live online event. M.A.S.S. Eco Live will take place April 30-May 2, 2021, and will feature 3 days of panel discussions, keynote speakers, and workshops! To attend, sponsor, apply to be a panelist, or even to give us a hand with the event please head on over to http://MassEcoLive.com. Hope to see you there.
Feb 19, 2021

Jackie Marks is a sustainability communications professional with a passion for protecting animals and the planet. At the MSC Jackie and her team aim to drive greater consumer awareness of the MSC blue fish label and the important role certified sustainable fisheries play in protecting our ocean.

Jackie is the recipient of the Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) Emerging Leaders Award (June 2019), was a speaker at United Nations World Wildlife Day at UN HQ (February 2019), and has been quoted in Civil Eats, USA Today, and the Associated Press, among others. She holds master’s degrees in International Relations, and Natural Resources & Sustainable Development, and a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies.

 

Join us for our first live event, M.A.S.S. Eco Summit! It will be 3 days of keynotes, panels, and workshops! Receive event notifications or contact us to get involved at http://MASSEcoLive.com.

 

In this episode Marjorie and Jackie discuss:

  • The role the Marine Stewardship Council plays in making sure shoppers have access to safe, healthy, and sustainable seafood products
  • What exactly makes seafood sustainable or not
  • How a cookbook is helping the MSC with its efforts to promote sustainable seafood and healthy eating habits
  • How to take the first step in getting a job in the physical and environmental sciences

 

Are you looking to launch or grow your podcast? Sign up for a free 1-on-1 30-minute strategy session with me at https://asustainablemind.com/podcasting!

 

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Feb 11, 2021

Pat Schnettler is an ocean activist and the founder of 12 Tides kelp snack company. Making his start in the traditional seafood industry, he was disheartened by its unsustainable practices and negative impacts, from overfishing and pollution to coastline destruction. Today, Pat is on a mission to show the world how our everyday food and lifestyle choices have the power to positively impact our oceans and the future of our planet.

 

Join us for our first live event, M.A.S.S. Eco Summit! Receive event notifications or contact us to get involved at http://MASSEcoLive.com.

 

In this episode Marjorie and Pat discuss:

  • The habitat impact of the traditional seafood industry and how it contributes to coastline destruction
  • How consumers can be sure the sources of seafood they consume are trustworthy
  • What exactly is sea kelp and how is it different from seaweed?
  • The benefits of growing sea kelp for habitat restoration and as a sustainable food product

 

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Feb 10, 2021

In this episode, I will be introducing Season 2 of ASM! We'll chat about some of my favorite and most memorable interviews from season 1, the impact the show has had over the years, upcoming featured guests, how we will be supporting the show moving forward, and I'll be making a big announcement about our first live event!

 

Episodes Mentioned

Tom Szaky of Terra Cycle: https://asustainablemind.com/027

Kathryn Kellogg of Going Zero Waste: https://asustainablemind.com/048

Bea Johnson of Zero Waste Home: https://asustainablemind.com/006

Rob Greenfield of Food Freedom: https://asustainablemind.com/061

Maya van Rossum of the Green Amendment: https://asustainablemind.com/026

Yana (Ma'ikwe) Ludwig, previously of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, co-founder of Solidarity Collective: https://asustainablemind.com/008

Izolda Trakhtenberg, aka "Earth Lady": https://asustainablemind.com/062

Jordan Figueiredo of Ugly Fruit & Veg Campaign: https://asustainablemind.com/011

 

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https://asustainablemind.com/become-a-sponsor/

Support the show: 
https://asustainablemind.com/give

 

Join us for our first live event, MASS Eco Summit! Receive event notifications or contact us to get involved at http://MASSEcoLive.com.

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