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July 6, 2020
James McSweeney is an educator, the owner of Compost Technical Services, and the author of Community-Scale Composting Systems: A Comprehensive Practical Guide for Closing the Food System Loop and Solving Our Waste Crisis. In this podcast episode, James sheds light on our so-called 'food waste' crisis, the challenges we face in implementing decentralized composting systems and scaling composting facilities; and more.   Featured music of the month: Yarrow by Kim Anderson Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/249 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
July 2, 2020
Maxine Bédat is the founder and director of the New Standard Institute, which is an information platform that seeks to bring together and accelerate existing sustainability efforts in the fashion industry and ensure that strong science and data drive change in the sector. Prior to New Standard Institute, Maxine co-founded and was the CEO of Zady, a fashion company that was named one of the world’s “Most Innovative Companies” in retail by Fast Company for its work in sustainability. In this podcast episode, Maxine sheds light on how the New Standard Institute is going about setting a new standard for the fashion industry, especially when words such as sustainable and eco-friendly are not standardized and often are used as a greenwashing tool; why recycled microplastic fibers used in so-called ‘eco’ athletic wear or swimwear, might not be as eco-friendly as it's made out to be; and more.   Featured music: The Fruitful Darkness  by Trevor Hall Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/248 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
June 29, 2020
*We need your support to continue the show! If you've listened to more than a few episodes and have learned from our work, please join our Patreon today: www.greendreamer.com/support    Tilke Elkins is a multi-media social practice artist, and founder of Wild Pigment Project, an organization that promotes ecological balance and regenerative economies through a passion for wild pigments, their places of origin, and their cultural histories. Tilke first learned the power of art to effect social change through internships with Bread & Puppet Theater in Vermont and More Gardens in NYC, which champions and protects community gardens. She was the creative director and illustrator for All-Round, ‘a radical magazine for children ages one to 100 and up,’ and has been a youth mentor for ‘unschooling’ teens since 2001.  In this podcast episode, Tilke sheds light on how synthetic pigments came to dominate the industry of color; how working with place-based, wild-harvested pigments transforms our perceptions of color as consumers, creatives, or as artists; and more.   Featured music: The Fruitful Darkness  by Trevor Hall Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/247 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
June 25, 2020
*We need your support to continue the show! If you've listened to more than a few episodes and have learned from our work, please join our Patreon today: www.greendreamer.com/support    William Defebaugh is the editor of the environmental magazine, Atmos, a storyteller, and astrology teacher who is passionate about using ancient practices to understand nature as the divine mirror. In this podcast episode, William sheds light on what it means to understand nature as a divine mirror; what we can learn from the inevitable relationship between decay and growth in the living world; and more.   Featured music: The Fruitful Darkness  by Trevor Hall Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/246 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
June 22, 2020
Gina Rae La Cerva is a geographer, an environmental anthropologist, an award-winning writer, and the author of the new book Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food, in which she traces our relationship to wild foods and shows what we sacrifice when we domesticate them—including biodiversity, Indigenous knowledge, and an important connection to nature. In this podcast episode, Gina Rae sheds light on how colonialism has disrupted and shifted our relationship with wild nature and wild foods, and by extension transformed our landscapes; the line between building reciprocity in relationship with our living world versus simply commodifying the wild; and more. If you enjoy this episode, we appreciate your direct support: www.greendreamer.com/support  Featured music: The Fruitful Darkness  by Trevor Hall Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/245 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
June 18, 2020
John Perkins is an activist and the author of the New York Times bestseller Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man. His new book is Touching the Jaguar (we're giving away a gift copy on Patreon!). In this episode, John sheds light on what his work as an economic hit man entailed and how economic hitmen, to this day, perpetuate modern-day imperialism and colonialism; how we can transform our current death economy into a life economy; and more. If you've learned from or have been inspired by this episode, we greatly appreciate your direct support on Patreon so we may continue the show: www.greendreamer.com/support    Featured music: The Fruitful Darkness  by Trevor Hall Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/244 Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
June 15, 2020
Cristina Mittermeier (@mitty) is a photographer, conservationist, and marine biologist who founded the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers and alongside her partner, Paul Nicklen, co-founded SeaLegacy—a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the ocean. Her latest project, Only One, will launch later this year! In this podcast episode, Cristina shares how the theme of ‘enoughness’ has shown up in different ways and evolved throughout her lifetime; how integrating the immeasurable sacred ecology into our work in sustainability—otherwise focused on the technical details and numbers denoting impact—might deepen our sense of connection and purpose to support our overarching goals; and more.   Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Episode show notes: www.greendreamer.com/243 Featured music: The Fruitful Darkness by Trevor Hall Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast  
June 11, 2020
Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin is the founder of Regenerative Agriculture Alliance, which is an ecosystem of industry leaders, farmer and public interest organizations, food sector businesses and cooperatives, tribes, and elected officials that are working together to scale up regenerative agriculture supply chains. He's also a lifetime Ashoka Fellow and the author of In the Shadow of Green Man, which tells the story of his life growing up in revolution-torn Guatemala and how it led him to his work in regenerative agriculture. In this part 2 of our conversation (listen to part 1 in episode 241), Reginaldo sheds light on the projects he has been working on to support regenerative agriculture; what we can do to help re-indigenize our perspectives and our food system; and more.   Featured music: The Fruitful Darkness by Trevor Hall Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/242 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
June 8, 2020
Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin is the founder of Regenerative Agriculture Alliance, which is an ecosystem of industry leaders, farmer and public interest organizations, food sector businesses and cooperatives, tribes, and elected officials that are working together to scale up regenerative agriculture supply chains. He's also a lifetime Ashoka Fellow and the author of In the Shadow of Green Man, which tells the story of his life growing up in revolution-torn Guatemala and how it led him to his work in regenerative agriculture. In this part 1 of our conversation (listen to part 2 in episode 242), Reginaldo sheds light on the dominant western culture's myopic view of poverty; why it's dangerous to presumptively want to help ‘lift’ materially poor communities out of economic poverty while holding an incomplete worldview that is not universal; what the coronavirus pandemic reveals about what wealth really means in the face of a crisis; and more.   Featured music: The Fruitful Darkness by Trevor Hall Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/242 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
June 1, 2020
To help us process our current events including the police brutality against Mr. George Floyd, which highlights the continued, institutionalized racism and injustice still embedded in our society today, we're bringing back this vital past conversation from EP179 & EP180. Mark Charles is a dual citizen of the United States and Navajo Nation and is running as an independent candidate for the President of the United States 2020. His vision is to build a nation where 'We The People' truly means All The People. If this episode moves you, please consider sharing it to help amplify Mark's message of how deep-rooted our systemic injustices are and what really needs to happen for us to find positive peace together.   Show notes: www.greendreamer.com/179 Featured music: The Fruitful Darkness by Trevor Hall Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
May 28, 2020
Lonny Grafman is a professor of community-based design at Humboldt State University, the President of the Appropedia Foundation, director of the AWEsome Business Competition, and author of To Catch the Rain.  In this podcast episode, Lonny sheds light on why it's so important for charity work to be community-centered and community-driven; how we can begin to rebuild more resilient systems with distributed resources rather than centralized ones; and more.   Featured music: This is Us by Girl Pow-R Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/240 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
May 25, 2020
Barbara Freese is an environmental attorney, former Minnesota assistant attorney general, and author of several books including her latest, Industrial-Strength Denial: Eight Stories of Corporations Defending the Indefensible, from the Slave Trade to Climate Change. In this podcast episode, Barbara sheds light on how we can connect the dots of various case studies of corporate denialism to determine which tactics are commonly deployed; how we can combat the effects of corporate denial that have caused long-lasting public confusion and divisiveness; and more.   Featured music: This is Us by Girl Pow-R Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/239 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
May 21, 2020
Brigit Strawbridge Howard is a bee advocate, speaker, wildlife gardener, and author of the new book, Dancing with Bees, a charming and eloquent account of rediscovering and reconnecting with the natural world. In this podcast episode, Brigit sheds light on all of the different and unique species of wild bees out there besides the honeybee; how we've exploited honeybees as monocultures in order to uphold our industrialized, monocultural food systems; why we need to go beyond single-species conservation efforts for a more holistic approach; and more.   Featured music: This is Us by Girl Pow-R Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/238 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
May 18, 2020
Debbie Levin is the CEO of the Environmental Media Association, also known as EMA, which is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide a unified voice for our planet through entertainment, storytelling, and education. In this podcast episode, Debbie sheds light on how she was able to help build excitement and hype around hybrid cars at a time when people had skepticism and little interest in them; the power of engaging talent from the entertainment industry to serve as role models—with their vast influence on popular culture; and more.   Featured music: This is Us by Girl Pow-R Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/237 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
May 14, 2020
Jeremy Courtney the author of Love Anyway, a global speaker on the integration of activism, spirituality, leadership, and service, and the founder and CEO of Preemptive Love, which is a relief and job-creation community working to end war. In this podcast episode, Jeremy sheds light on the relationship between ecological degradation and global conflicts; how we can actually use love to come together as one world rather than allow our differences to keep dividing us and potentially perpetuate more wars; and more.   Featured music: This is Us by Girl Pow-R Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/236 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
May 11, 2020
Dr. Jeralee Anderson is the President, CEO, and co-founder of Greenroads International, a nonprofit organization that advances sustainability education and initiatives for transportation infrastructure. In this podcast episode, Dr. Anderson sheds light on the importance of considering the impacts of building transportation infrastructure, such as roads, and not just our modes of transport; what a gold standard green road might look like and entail; and more.    Featured music: This is Us by Girl Pow-R Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/235 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
May 7, 2020
Mick Pearce is a renowned architect who uses biomimicry to develop buildings that have low maintenance, low capital and running costs, and renewable energy systems. One of his most notable projects is the Eastgate Mall in Harare, Zimbabwe, which he drew inspiration from how termite mounds are able to passively cool and regulate their internal temperatures in spite of being in hot regions. In this podcast episode, Mick sheds light on how the field of architecture has been largely taking on an approach similar to industrial agriculture; how we can learn from termite mounds to design passively thermal regulated buildings; and more.   Featured music: This is Us by Girl Pow-R Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/234 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
May 4, 2020
Laura Wittig is the Co-Founder and CEO of Brightly, which is a curated discovery platform for all things ethical + environmentally conscious. In this podcast episode, Laura sheds light on what independent, smaller socially and environmentally conscious businesses can learn from the corporate world to thrive in the market landscape today, keeping in mind that there is no level playing field as larger corporations benefit in cost-savings from cutting corners; what purpose-driven businesses may be able to accomplish that nonprofits with similar missions may have greater challenges with; and more.   Featured music: This is Us by Girl Pow-R Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/233 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
April 30, 2020
Farmer Rishi, a former software engineer, is a gardening evangelist and small-scale farmer who uses gardening for personal, social, and ecological healing. He is the Executive Director of Sarvodaya Institute, co-founder of Healing Gardens Community, and lead gardening educator for Kiss the Ground. In this podcast episode, Farmer Rishi sheds light on what regenerative gardening is all about; why we need to distinguish the differences between degenerative vocabulary and regenerative vocabulary; why the concept and terminology of waste in of itself may set us up for failure when trying to live in more regenerative ways; and more.   Featured music: Mission to Earth by NYADO Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/232 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
April 27, 2020
Robert H. Frank is a Professor of Management and Economics at Cornell University, Economic View columnist for the New York Times, and the author of many books, including his latest, Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work. In this podcast episode, Robert sheds light on what this current crisis reveals about our economic inequities; why it's important to distinguish between absolute and relative poverty, as well as absolute and relative wealth; how we can leverage the power of peer pressure in our favor to get the changes we wish to create; and more.   Featured music: Mission to Earth by NYADO Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/231 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
April 23, 2020
Melyssa Watson is the Executive Director of The Wilderness Society, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect the wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places In this podcast episode, Melyssa sheds light on how much our political climate really affects the conservation work of our wild spaces; how we can turn our public lands, which surprisingly, currently contribute a lot to our national carbon emissions, into a key part of the solution to addressing our ecological breakdown and climate change; and more.   Featured music: Mission to Earth by NYADO Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/230 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
April 20, 2020
David Quammen is a journalist and the author of several books, including EBOLA, The Tangled Tree, and Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic (2012). In this podcast episode, David sheds light on how zoonotic diseases, like the coronavirus, are related to environmental conservation; how we've been making ourselves more and more vulnerable to having infectious diseases become full-blown pandemics; and more.   Featured music: Mission to Earth by NYADO Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/229 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
April 16, 2020
Ruskin Hartley has spent over 20 years working in conservation and is now the Executive Director of the International Dark Sky Association, which is the recognized authority on light pollution that's leading the way in the mission to preserve the night globally. In this podcast episode, Ruskin sheds light on why artificial light is a form of pollution—just like air pollution and water pollution; how light pollution impacts our health and the health and natural behaviors of wildlife, such as migratory birds that navigate by moonlight and starlight; and more.   Featured music: Mission to Earth by NYADO Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/228 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
April 13, 2020
Rebecca Henderson is an economist, researcher, Harvard professor, and author of the new book, Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire. In this podcast episode, Rebecca Henderson sheds light on the role of purpose-driven businesses in our world today; what'll it take for us to keep the creative freedom, opportunities, and ability to realize our potentials that many people believe capitalism enables, while not ending up with a cut-throat society that fails to have basic human decency in ensuring people and our environments are not exploited for monetary profit; and more.   Featured music: Mission to Earth by NYADO Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/227 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
April 9, 2020
Dr. Zach Bush is a renowned, multi-disciplinary physician of internal medicine, endocrinology, and hospice care, and an internationally recognized educator on the microbiome as it relates to human health. In this part 2 of our conversation (listen to part 1 in episode 225), Dr. Bush sheds light on how we can connect the dots between how we approach earth stewardship and how we approach health care; why taking probiotic supplements, while well-intentioned, may not actually take us closer to supporting an optimal, biodiverse microbiome; and more.   Featured music: Mission to Earth by NYADO Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/226 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
April 6, 2020
Dr. Zach Bush is a renowned, multi-disciplinary physician of internal medicine, endocrinology, and hospice care, and an internationally recognized educator on the microbiome as it relates to human health. This conversation was recorded prior to the coronavirus pandemic but there are many crucial parallels that can be drawn between ecological health and human health, especially during this time, which makes this episode really pertinent and deeply profound. In part one of our two-part conversation, Dr. Bush sheds light on how the use of agrochemicals took over and became the norm in the field of agriculture; the ties between how we treat our soils and the consequential health impacts we then experience; and more.   Featured music: Mission to Earth by NYADO Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/225 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
March 30, 2020
Ryland Engelhart is the co-owner of Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre and the co-founder of Kiss The Ground, which is a nonprofit that educates and advocates about the connection between soil, human, and planetary health. Kiss the Ground has multiple leadership education courses, including a soil advocacy training course and a regenerative gardening course. In this podcast episode, Ryland sheds light on what it means to not just lessen our environmental impact but to become healers and regenerators of life and biodiversity, which can help to reverse climate change; how Ryland embodies a deep, spiritual sense of gratitude and love through his restaurant businesses as well as his nonprofit focused on regenerating soil and supporting the circularity of life; and more.   Featured music: Mining for Steal by Fuchsia Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/224 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
March 23, 2020
Galina Angarova is a longtime advocate for Indigenous people's groups and the Executive Director of Cultural Survival, which is a nonprofit organization that fights for Indigenous Peoples' rights and supports Indigenous communities’ self-determination, cultures, and political resilience. In this podcast episode, Galina sheds light on how the diversity of cultures and languages impact biodiversity; what the sacred feminine is and what it means to rebalance the feminine and the masculine for a more just and harmonious world; and more.   Featured music: Mining for Steal by Fuchsia Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/223 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
March 19, 2020
Austin Whitman is the CEO of Climate Neutral, a new platform helping brands measure, reduce, and offset their entire carbon footprint in a comprehensive manner. He oversees all aspects of the organization in its mission to drive investment into greenhouse gas reductions, and brands that work with Climate Neutral and meet their standards can attain their label, Climate Neutral Certified. In this podcast episode, Austin sheds light on how to assess the trustworthiness of a company when they announce that they're carbon neutral; how voluntary carbon-offset methods by companies in the private sector to address emissions, like the Climate Neutral Certification, differ in their potential than a government-run carbon tax; and more.   Featured music: Mining for Steal by Fuchsia Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/222 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
March 16, 2020
Jason Bradford is the Board President of the Post Carbon Institute, an organization that provides individuals and communities with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated ecological, economic, energy, and equity crises of the 21st century. In this podcast episode, Jason sheds light on why he believes the future is rural; why our perception that cites are more efficient and therefore better for the environment has been shortsighted; how we can re-ruralize without worsening urban sprawl or habitat loss; and more.   Featured music: Mining for Steal by Fuchsia Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/221 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
March 12, 2020
Ane Alencar is the Director of Science for the Amazon Environmental Research Institute, a scientific, non-governmental, non-partisan, and nonprofit organization that has worked for the sustainable development of the Amazon since 1995. In this podcast episode, Ane sheds light on the ongoing issues of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest; how the man-made forest fires have been changing the bioregional landscape and water cycle in the Amazon; and more.   Featured music: Mining for Steal by Fuchsia Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/220 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
March 9, 2020
Rob Greenfield is an activist and humanitarian dedicated to sustainability, equality, and justice. Rob is the author of Dude Making a Difference and the creator of The Food Waste Fiasco. We had Rob on the podcast for episode 98, and last year, he spent an entire year growing and foraging all of his own food, so we invited him back to tell us how his experience went. In this podcast episode, Rob sheds light on his key motivations behind his bold decisions to voluntarily earn no more than the federal poverty threshold each year and donate 100% of his earnings from media to nonprofit; why he owns just 44 items that all fit in his backpack; and more.   Featured music: Mining for Steal by Fuchsia Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/219 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
March 5, 2020
Ezra Silk is the co-founder of The Climate Mobilization and the author of the organization's 108-page Victory Plan, which is an influential exploration of how the federal government can organize and implement a mobilization to save civilization from the Climate Emergency and ecological crisis. In this podcast episode, Ezra sheds light on what it means to push for a World War II-scale mobilization in addressing our ecological breakdown; why we can't afford to create changes based on gradualism; and more.   Featured music: Mining for Steal by Fuchsia Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/218 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
March 2, 2020
Ronnie Cummins is the co-founder of the Organic Consumers Association and its affiliate in Mexico, Via Organica, as well as a member of the Steering Committee at Regeneration International. His latest book is Grassroots Rising: A Call to Action on Climate, Farming, Food, and a Green New Deal. In this podcast episode, Ronnie sheds light on his path towards building a grassroots movement of millions of organic consumers; why he views fake foods, such as fake meat, as a false solution to our broken food system; how the regeneration movement can help to unify our varied, siloed movements focusing on different aspects of our social and ecological crises; and more.   Featured music: Mining for Steal by Fuchsia Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/217 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
February 27, 2020
Ashleigh Brown is the co-founder of Ecosystem Restoration Camps, which is a grassroots nonprofit organization that builds research, training and innovation centers for ecological restoration all around the world. The organization engages people to transform damaged landscapes into thriving, biodiverse ecosystems. In this podcast episode, Ashleigh sheds light on what it means for climate change that 90% of our greenhouse gases, by volume, is actually water vapor; what it takes to actually regenerate life and help jumpstart the water cycle again on desertified lands; and more.   Featured music: Mountain Twin by Joel Porter Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/216 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
February 24, 2020
Christopher D. Cook is an award-winning investigative journalist and author of the acclaimed book, Diet for a Dead Planet: Big Business and the Coming Food Crisis. His writing has appeared in Harper's, The Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, The Economist, The Nation, The Christian Science Monitor, and many other national publications. In this podcast episode, Christopher sheds light on how our subsidies, trade deals, and policies have incentivized the inefficiencies and nonsensical back-and-forth trades in our modern, globalized food system; why politics can actually be very unifying when we examine the real issues that the majority of the people are facing today; and more.   Featured music: Mountain Twin by Joel Porter Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/215 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
February 20, 2020
Dr. Daphne Miller is a family physician, science writer, research scientist, author, and Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco. She is also the author of Jungle Effect and the founder of the Health from the Soil Up Initiative, where she studies the connections among health, culture, and agriculture, with the goal of building a healthier and more resilient food system from the soil up.  In this podcast episode, Daphne sheds light on why we need to dismantle the idea that spending more on health equals better health outcomes; the primary causes leading the nutrition levels within our whole foods to have decreased over the decades; and more.   Featured music: Mountain Twin by Joel Porter Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/214 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
February 17, 2020
Dr. Christopher Ryan is a psychologist, the podcast host of Tangentially Speaking, and the co-author of the New York Times Bestseller Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What it Means for Modern Relationships. His latest book—a fascinating read which critically and inquisitively examines how civilization has affected our livelihoods and wellbeing as humans—is Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress. In this podcast episode, Christopher sheds light on the common misconceptions people often have of our prehistoric relatives; how the advent of agriculture turned egalitarian hunter and gatherer communities into ones with hierarchical power structures that created social inequality; and more.   Featured music: Mountain Twin by Joel Porter Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/213 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
February 13, 2020
Shaun Chamberlin is the founder of Dark Optimism, a nonprofit public interest research and activist organization that is positive about the kind of world humanity could create while being realistic of how far we have to go in order to create that future. Shaun is also one of the first Extinction Rebellion arrestees, the author of the book, Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy, and the Executive Producer of the film, The Sequel: What Will Follow Our Troubled Civilisation? In this podcast episode, Shaun sheds light on why the pursuit of endless economic growth is fundamentally incompatible with supporting continued life on earth; what it means to recognize the different layers of reality that people exist in today — namely, the reality of economics and politics, and the reality of physics and the environment; and more.   Featured music: Mountain Twin by Joel Porter Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/212 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
February 10, 2020
Pierre Paslier is an innovation design engineer and the co-founder and co-CEO of NOTPLA, an innovative sustainable packaging start-up. His company's main product is Ooho, an edible water packet creating things like edible water packets made of seaweed. In this podcast episode, Pierre sheds light on how he came to develop and fine-tune his idea to package drinks in edible packets; the difference between bioplastics requiring industrial composting, compared to ones that readily biodegrade in the soil or are even edible; and more.   Featured music: Mountain Twin by Joel Porter Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/211 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
February 6, 2020
Rebecca Burgess is the Executive Director of Fibershed, Chair of the Board for Carbon Cycle Institute, and the author of Harvesting Color and Fibershed: Growing a Movement of Farmers, Fashion Activists, and Makers for a New Textile Economy. In our concluding part 2 of our 2-part conversation, Rebecca sheds light on why the real solutions we need for our ecological crises will likely be undervalued and given less attention to (when compared to solutions driven by synthetic biology corporations); how localizing our textile systems can green the fashion industry in ways that a globalized system cannot; and more.   Featured music: Mountain Twin by Joel Porter Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/210 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
February 3, 2020
Rebecca Burgess, previously featured in episode 61, is the Executive Director of Fibershed, Chair of the Board for Carbon Cycle Institute, and the author of Harvesting Color. Her newest book is Fibershed: Growing a Movement of Farmers, Fashion Activists, and Makers for a New Textile Economy.  In this episode, Rebecca sheds light on how we came to globalize our fashion system; the known and unknown health effects associated with the AZO dyes frequently used on textiles; why she calls synthetic biology a “false solution” to the varied issues they claim to be able to address; and more.   Featured Music: Mountain Twin by Joel Porter Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/209 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
January 30, 2020
Dory Trimble is the Executive Director of Honnold Foundation, a nonprofit organization started by Alex Honnold, the professional rock climber and star of the Oscar and Emmy award-winning documentary Free Solo. The Honnold Foundation works to reduce the world's environmental impact while addressing social inequalities by providing solar power access to those who need it most—both in the United States and abroad. In this podcast episode, Dory sheds light on how a lack of access to energy is tied to and perpetuates social inequity; why achieving energy sovereignty for vulnerable communities is vital for them to be able to reclaim their local decision-making power; and more.   Featured music: Power to Change by Luna Bec Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/208 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
January 27, 2020
Josué Rivas is the founder of Natives Photograph and a visual storyteller and educator working at the intersection of art, journalism, and social justice whose work aims to challenge the mainstream narrative about Indigenous peoples, build awareness around issues affecting Native communities across Turtle Island and be a visual messenger for those in the shadows of our society. In this podcast episode, Josué sheds light on what the lack of diversity in our media newsrooms has meant for our public discourse and understanding of underrepresented communities; how intentional photojournalism and storytelling can help us to build empathy for one another as fellow humans, rather than perpetuate stereotypes or cause divide; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/207 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
January 23, 2020
Amy Lewis is an award-winning non-profit leader, environmental policy scholar, and Vice President of Policy & Communications for WILD Foundation, an organization that has been protecting wilderness, wildlife, and people through collaboration and connection since 1974. In this podcast episode, Amy sheds light on some surprising lessons regarding the relationship between policy and science; why WILD Foundation has set a goal to conserve half of our planet through 'Nature Needs Half'; and more.   Featured music of the month: Power to Change by Luna Bec Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/206 Shop our planners: www.greendreamer.com/planners Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
January 20, 2020
Steven Marquardt is a community organizer and Hub Coordinator Fellow with Sunrise Movement Chico, a chapter of the notable youth-led climate activist organization Sunrise Movement. In this podcast episode, Steven sheds light on why he wasn't initially interested in getting political and what changed his mind; how you can get started with taking and leading community-based action; and more.   Featured music of the month: Power to Change by Luna Bec Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/205 Shop our planners: www.greendreamer.com/planners Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
January 16, 2020
Entomologists Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker are the co-founders of The Bug Chicks. They teach about arthropods (and Social-Emotional Learning) using educational programs and videos that are positive, fun, and that promote girls as role models. In this podcast episode, Kristie and Jessica shed light on whether there are evolutionary reasons behind our fear and aversion to bugs; how arthropods have shaped our modern human civilization throughout the course of our history; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/204 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Shop our planners: www.greendreamer.com/planners Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
January 13, 2020
Pete Gombert is the founder of the GoodWell Certified label and a co-founder of indieDwell, a Public Benefit Corporation focused on building durable, healthy, affordable, and energy-efficient homes to help address our housing crisis. In this podcast episode, Pete sheds light on what it means for companies to meet GoodWell's minimum ethical standard for the treatment of their employees; how affordable housing is connected to public health and environmental justice; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/203 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Shop our planners: www.greendreamer.com/planners Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
January 9, 2020
Dr. Mark Vossler is a full-time cardiologist in Seattle, Washington and serves as the President of the Washington Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), a movement of physicians championing climate action, social equity, and environmental justice. As the President of the Washington PSR chapter, Mark regularly visits Washington, D.C. to talk with the U.S. Congress about climate policy. In this podcast episode, Mark sheds light on why we have to talk more about our nuclear arms race within the context of sustainability; how environmental injustice plays out within the field of medicine and healthcare; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/202 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Shop our planners: www.greendreamer.com/planners Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
January 6, 2020
Elizabeth Whitlow is the Executive Director of the Regenerative Organic Alliance, which is a nonprofit that is leading the Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC), a holistic, high-bar certification that encompasses soil health, animal welfare, and social fairness. In this podcast episode, Elizabeth sheds light on how we can tell regenerative agriculture apart to support it with our purchases through the Regenerative Organic Certification that is rolling out later this year in 2020.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/201 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Shop our planners: www.greendreamer.com/planners Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
December 26, 2019
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December 19, 2019
Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali is an internationally renowned thought-leader, strategist, policymaker, and activist committed to the fight for environmental justice and economic equity. He helped to lead environmental justice efforts at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 24 years, and in 2017, he resigned to join Hip Hop Caucus, a nonprofit linking culture and policy to make our movements for a just, sustainable and prosperous world, bigger, more diverse, and more powerful. In this podcast episode, Dr. Ali sheds light on what the EPA has succeeded on or fallen short of doing in the past decade; the vital connection between hip hop, culture, and sustainability; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/200 Green Dreamer Planners: www.greendreamer.com/planners Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
December 16, 2019
Michael Brune is the Executive Director of Sierra Club, one of the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States. He is also the author of 'Coming Clean: Breaking America's Addiction to Oil and Coal.' In this podcast episode, Michael Brune sheds light on why we cannot forget about exploring and enjoying nature as a part of our environmental work; the role of mobilizing grassroots efforts to leverage the power of a collective in driving societal change; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/199 Green Dreamer Planners: www.greendreamer.com/planners Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
December 12, 2019
Angelou Ezeilo is the Founder and CEO of Greening Youth Foundation, an organization that connects underrepresented youth and young adults to the outdoors and to careers in conservation. She's also the author of Engage, Connect, Protect: Empowering Diverse Youth as Environmental Leaders. In this podcast episode, Angelou sheds light on the consequences of having a lack of diversity within federal land management agencies and outdoor apparel companies; how more diverse representation within the environmental movement can transform the ways we approach conservation and engagement with nature; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/198 Green Dreamer Planners: www.greendreamer.com/planners Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
December 9, 2019
Kathleen Draper is the author of the blog 'Finger Lakes Biochar' and the book 'BURN: Using Fire to Cool the Earth.' She's also a researcher and communicator that focuses on biochar—a highly stable carbon material that can be used for things like improving soil health, reducing flooding, purifying water, and more. In this podcast episode, Kathleen sheds light on how we can redirect biological waste towards the creation of biochar, turning that source of carbon from waste to a resource; why we need to talk more about biochar's potential for helping to restore our carbon cycle; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/197 Green Dreamer Planners: www.greendreamer.com/shop Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
December 5, 2019
Stephen Tan is a partner at the environmental law firm, Cascadia Law Group, where their practice centers around environmental litigation In this podcast episode, Stephen sheds light on the role of litigation in shaping and influencing environmental policy; why we need to be critical of the credibility of conventional authorities, such as governmental agencies; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/196 Green Dreamer Planners: www.greendreamer.com/planners Support this independent show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast The Kamea Chayne Show: www.kameachayne.com/show
December 2, 2019
Rob Horton is the founder and Executive Director of Trap Garden, a nonprofit and social enterprise that provides healthy, high-quality foods for food-insecure communities through community gardens. In this podcast episode, Rob sheds light on how food deserts play into a larger systemic injustice for low-income communities; how we can build more community gardens to improve the access and affordability of healthy, fresh foods; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/195 Green Dreamer Planners: www.greendreamer.com/planners Support this independent show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast The Kamea Chayne Show: www.kameachayne.com/show
November 28, 2019
Naziha Mestaoui is an ecological artist and architect whose unique approach merges space, imagery, and technological innovations to create innovative, immersive, and sensory experiences. Notably, during the United Nations Climate Conference COP21, Naziha launched 1 Heart 1 Tree, which was an engaging digital citizen artwork that allowed individuals the opportunity to plant a virtual tree—for every virtual tree planted, a real tree was then planted in reforestation programs across five continents. In this podcast episode, Naziha sheds light on what quantum physics has to do with the Amazon Rainforest's Indigenous Peoples; what the Huni Kuin tribe wants the world to know about who they are through the ecological art that they co-created with Naziha, and more.   *NEW PODCAST* Subscribe to The Kamea Chayne Show, a more open-ended and informal offshoot from Green Dreamer: www.kameachayne.com/show Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/194 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
November 25, 2019
Peter Bosshard is the campaign coordinator of the Unfriend Coal campaign and the Finance Program Director of Sunrise Project, an organization with a mission to scale social movements that will drive the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy as fast as possible. In this podcast episode, Peter sheds light on how our financial institutions and insurance companies have been covertly shaping market trends and enabling the continued growth of the fossil fuel industry; how we can get our insurance companies to divest from and stop insuring coal plants and fossil fuel operations; and more.   *NEW PODCAST* Subscribe to The Kamea Chayne Show, a more open-ended and informal offshoot from Green Dreamer: www.kameachayne.com/show Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/193 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
November 21, 2019
Fred Provenza is the author of over 250 publications and several books, his latest one being 'Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us About Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom.' He's also a professor emeritus of Behavioral Ecology in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University and one of the founders of BEHAVE (Behavioral Education for Human Animal Vegetation and Ecosystem Management), an international network of scientists and land managers committed to integrating behavioral principles with local knowledge to enhance environmental, economic, and cultural values of rural and urban communities. In this podcast episode (PART 2), Fred sheds light on what we can learn from the perspective that our planet and all life within it operate at different levels of consciousness and senses of whole, part, and self; how we can at the same time accept the fact that our Earth is constantly consuming herself and in transformation, while reclaiming our power to do what we can to realize the world we wish to live in; and more.   *NEW PODCAST* Subscribe to The Kamea Chayne Show, a more open-ended and informal offshoot from Green Dreamer: www.kameachayne.com/show Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/192 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
November 18, 2019
Fred Provenza is the author of over 250 publications and several books, his latest one being 'Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us About Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom.' He's also a professor emeritus of Behavioral Ecology in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University and one of the founders of BEHAVE (Behavioral Education for Human Animal Vegetation and Ecosystem Management), an international network of scientists and land managers committed to integrating behavioral principles with local knowledge to enhance environmental, economic, and cultural values of rural and urban communities. In this podcast episode, Fred sheds light on how we've largely become disconnected from the wisdom of our palates and bodies; what we can learn from behavioral ecology to better understand what it means to reconnect with our 'nourish’ sense and eat for our health and the health of our ecosystems; and more.   *NEW PODCAST* Subscribe to The Kamea Chayne Show, a more open-ended and informal offshoot from Green Dreamer: www.kameachayne.com/show Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/191 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
November 14, 2019
Dr. Chris Newman is a family physician from London, UK and the founder of the Doctors for Extinction Rebellion Movement. He founded Doctors for XR in April 2019 in frustration at the media coverage of the Extinction Rebellion Protests. The group, which now has close to 500 members, is comprised of physicians who believe it is their duty as doctors to speak out about climate change. In this podcast episode, Chris sheds light on why it may be necessary to create some sort of disruption in our modern society, such as through civil disobedience, in order to redirect the path we're on; the environmental impact of the healthcare industry and what can be done about that; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/190 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
November 11, 2019
Dr. M. Jackson is a geographer, glaciologist, and National Geographic Society Explorer. She was also a 2018 TED Fellow and is the author of the nonfiction books, The Secret Lives of Glaciers, and While Glaciers Slept: Being Human in a Time of Climate Change. In this podcast episode, M. sheds light on the dangers in oversimplifying the story of glaciers; what the perception of sentience in our glaciers, held by various Nordic Indigenous communities, can teach us about mending our collective relationship with nature; and more.   *NEW PODCAST: The Kamea Chayne Show* www.kameachayne.com/subscribe Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/189 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
November 7, 2019
Murray Fisher is the founder of the New York Harbor School and the co-founder of the Billion Oyster Project, a nonprofit working to restore oyster reefs to New York Harbor through public education initiatives. In this podcast episode, Murray sheds light on how restoring oyster reefs will be a crucial step towards restoring the New York Harbor to being one of the most ecologically diverse marine ecosystems as it once was; the power in leading restoration and rewilding projects in the heart of urban landscapes as opposed to out in more remote regions; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/188 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
November 4, 2019
Mark Hoddle is an entomologist at the University of California Riverside, where he researches biological control and management of invasive species, especially insects affecting agriculture, the wilderness, and urban areas. In this podcast episode, Mark sheds light on when a nonnative species crosses the line becoming invasive species; how this human-driven issue may continue to aggravate over time and how we can address their potential harms to local biodiversity using nature-based solutions; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/187 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
October 31, 2019
Stuart Landesberg is the Co-Founder and CEO of Grove Collaborative, a certified B-Corp and the leading e-commerce platform for natural home and personal care products in the U.S.   In this podcast episode, Stuart sheds light on how he's been able to get so many people who've never tried eco-friendly products before to try out Grove Collaborative for the first time; the importance of making this movement non-exclusionary but inclusive, united by our common goals; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/186 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
October 28, 2019
Miki Agrawal is an award-winning, serial social entrepreneur who founded three notable and disruptive brands that you may have already heard of: THINX, TUSHY, and WILD. THINX is the period-proof underwear company that’s disrupting the feminine-hygiene market. TUSHY is a designer bidet attachment that transforms your health & hygiene as well as the environment from wasteful toilet paper consumption. WILD serves up seasonal farm-to-table fare that’s gluten-free and delicious.   Miki is also an author. She wrote the book, Do Cool Sh*t, where she reveals the step-by-step breakdown of how she has created multiple successful companies. And her recently published book, Disrupt-Her, is a modern woman’s manifesto to inspire women to take positive steps on personal, professional, and societal levels.   In this podcast episode, Miki sheds light on the environmental impact of menstrual products and toilet paper; what it takes to disrupt culture to welcome new norms and new ways of thinking; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/185 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
October 24, 2019
Rob Avis, along with his wife Michelle, are the owners and lead instructors at Verge Permaculture, an internationally recognized and award-winning permaculture design company from Calgary, Alberta. They have taught permaculture to thousands of students, offering expertise in building science and appropriate technology as well as rainwater harvesting, agro-ecology, ecosystem engineering, soil regeneration, and wastewater treatment.   Rob and Michelle Avis also founded Adaptive Habitat, a unique and leading-edge property design and management company that leverages the couple's collective experience in engineering, project management, ecological design, and sustainable technologies.   In this podcast episode, Rob sheds light on the importance of learning about bioregionality so that we can better support the regeneration of our local ecosystems and divorce our globalized food system from its reliance on fossil fuels; why we need to rebuild community-based self-sufficiency for sustainability and not have to depend on a centralized food system, power system, water supply, and so forth; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/184 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
October 21, 2019
Emily Penn is an ocean advocate and skipper who's spent the last decade exploring plastic pollution from the tropics to the Arctic. She's on a mission to inspire and facilitate a community of changemakers through her project eXXpedition and by training athletes and celebrities to be impactful advocates on ocean issues. In this podcast episode, Emily sheds light on why people in developed countries can't just look at the primary sources of ocean plastic pollution stemming from 'developing countries' and feel that this absolves us of responsibility; the known and unknown health impacts of chronic exposure to plastic bits and their associated chemicals; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/183 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
October 17, 2019
Winston Chiu is the Culinary Director of Rethink Food NYC, a nonprofit organization working to recover nutritious excess food to provide low or no-cost meals to New York City families in need.    Winston graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education and started Bonbite Catering, a globally inspired, locally-sourced catering firm. He later became a partner at Little Tong Noodle Shop, specializing in mixian noodles from China’s Yunnan Province. He’s also spent countless hours developing the culinary arts curriculum for the Brooklyn S.T.E.A.M. Center, an innovative business-focused public school.    In this podcast episode, Winston sheds light on the relationship between food waste, marketing, and consumer perceptions of food; how we can implement and scale the solution of connecting food waste from restaurants and supermarkets, to those in need who currently live with food insecurity; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/182 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
October 14, 2019
Leah Garcés is the President of Mercy For Animals and a leader in the animal protection movement. She is also the author of Grilled: Turning Adversaries into Allies to Change the Chicken Industry. In her book, Leah describes her experiences working with farmers and food industry leaders to reduce animal suffering, build a better food system, and shine a light on the thriving and rapidly growing plant-based food sector through dialogue and discussion.   In this podcast episode, Leah sheds light on the social, health and ecological impacts of factory farming, which dominates animal agriculture in the United States; the value and opportunities that lie in reaching across the aisle to work with people we may view as our adversaries; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/181 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
October 10, 2019
An Independent Candidate for President of the United States in 2020, Mark Charles is a dual citizen of the U.S. and the Navajo Nation. His 2020 campaign vision is to build a nation where 'We the People' truly means 'All The People'. In this podcast episode, Mark sheds light on what it'll take for us to be able to truly address the systemic injustices embedded into our culture and society; his primary motivations to run for President of the United States as an Independent candidate; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/180 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support   Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
October 7, 2019
An Independent Candidate for President of the United States in 2020, Mark Charles is a dual citizen of the U.S. and the Navajo Nation. His 2020 campaign vision is to build a nation where 'We the People' truly means 'All The People'.  In this podcast episode, Mark sheds light on why our social and environmental injustices are even more deep-rooted than the systems that we've set up; how the U.S. constitution, primarily serving the interests of white, land-owning men, has influenced the ways that our dominant society views and treats nature; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/179 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
October 3, 2019
Matthew Goldberg is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. His research focuses on the role of values, ideology, and social identity in persuasion and social influence.   Matthew authored two recent studies, Perceived Social Consensus Can Reduce Ideological Biases on Climate Change and Discussing Global Warming Leads to Greater Acceptance of Climate Science, about the impact that discussing climate change with the people closest to you can have on their opinions.   In this podcast episode, Matthew sheds light on how climate change came to be so politicized; what we need to do to engage audiences in these discussions and to raise the level of public consensus to match scientific consensus; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/178 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
September 30, 2019
Laurie Davies Adams is the President and CEO of Pollinator Partnership, where she leads the world’s largest nonprofit devoted solely to the health of all pollinators and presided over its signature initiatives: the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC), National Pollinator Week, Eco-Regional Planting Guides, the BeeSmart™ Gardener App, and the U.S. Bee Buffer Project and Monarch Wings Across America.   Laurie has signed agreements with over eleven federal agencies influencing over 1.5 billion acres of US land to encourage pollinator conservation. She was also a key consultant with the White House on the Presidential Memorandum on Pollinators and instrumental in the development of the National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators.   In this podcast episode, Laurie sheds light on how our pollinators affect our food production, climate change, and our public health; the impact of industrializing beekeeping to serve our industrialized agriculture; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/177 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
September 26, 2019
Nick Buxton is the co-editor of The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations are Seeking to Shape a Climate-Changed World and a communications consultant at The Transnational Institute, an international research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic and sustainable world.   In this podcast episode, (which is PART 2 of this interview—make sure to listen to PART 1, episode 175, first!), Nick sheds light on the environmental impacts of the U.S. military-industrial complex; how an era of permanent war between countries led by our political leaders may be taking away the resources and attention needed to address the real crises that people on the grounds are facing on a day-to-day basis; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/176 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
September 23, 2019
Nick Buxton is the co-editor of 'The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations are Seeking to Shape a Climate-Changed World' and a communications consultant at The Transnational Institute, an international research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic and sustainable world.   In this podcast episode, Nick shares why the prominent use of the term 'security' (such as water security, food security, border security) may be at odds with our goals to seek for climate justice; how large corporations and our government already have lesser-known plans to address climate change, but not in the ways we would want nor expect; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/175 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
September 19, 2019
Danielle Doggett is the Managing Director of Sailcargo, Inc., an emerging company that’s making freight transportation more sustainable with a carbon-neutral system. Right now, the company is in the process of building its first sailing cargo vessel, Ceiba, which will have a 100% electric engine with modern solar batteries, panels, and wind turbines and three masts to be able to sail with very little wind. The coolest part is that the batteries will charge as the ship sails, thus making it regenerative by design. In this podcast episode, Danielle sheds light on the current environmental impact of the shipping industry; how her team is going about building a carbon-neutral and regenerative cargo shipping boat; why they chose Costa Rica as the home base of this project; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/174 Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
September 16, 2019
Sean Sherman is a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe, the award-winning author of The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen, and the founder and CEO Chef of The Sioux Chef, a team of chefs, ethnobotanists, food preservationists, adventurers, foragers, caterers, event planners, artists, musicians, food truckers and food lovers who are committed to revitalizing Native American foods and re-identifying North American cuisine. Sean's cookbook, The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen, has received numerous accolades, including the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Best American Cookbook.   As another key part of his work, Sean's nonprofit, North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NATIFS), is dedicated to promoting Indigenous foodways education and facilitating Indigenous food access.   In this podcast episode, Sean sheds light on why it is that in the United States, we can find restaurants of cuisines from all over the world, and barely any restaurants of Native American cuisines; how the Standard American Diet came to be so homogenous and disconnected from what's actually available within the diverse bioregions across the country; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/173   Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com    Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support    Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast  
September 12, 2019
Sharing her wisdom for the second time on Green Dreamer (listen to her first interview on EP129), Whitney Bauck is the Associate Editor at Fashionista with bylines in New York Times, Washington Post, and other notable publications. In this podcast episode, Whitney sheds light on what fast fashion is and how it came to be; how social media has influenced our levels of consumption; how our consumerist culture relates to our collective mental health; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/172 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
September 9, 2019
Ben Goldfarb is an independent environmental journalist and the author of Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter, a winner of the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. His work on the vital role that beavers play in our ecosystems and current research on road ecology has appeared in National Geographic, Outside Magazine, Science, Mother Jones, The Guardian, and many other notable publications.   In this podcast episode, Ben sheds light on how we've wiped out 99% of our beavers in North America; the vital role that beavers play in enriching wild landscapes and building our collective resilience against climate change; why our modern ideas of what healthy ecosystems look like have been wrong; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/171 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
September 5, 2019
Natalie Kofler is a trained molecular biologist and the founding director of Editing Nature at Yale University, a global initiative to steer responsible development and deployment of environmental genetic technologies. Her work navigates the technical, ecological, and ethical complexity of gene-editing applications designed to impact wild species, such as CRISPR-edited mosquitos to prevent malaria transmission, genetic strategies to eliminate invasive species, or the use of CRISPR gene-editing to promote species resiliency to changing climates.  In this podcast episode, Natalie sheds light on what role gene-editing can play in environmental conservation; what the ethics and moralities are of changing the DNA of nonhuman species; why inclusivity is vital in the development and application of gene-editing technologies; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/170 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com/subscribe Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
September 2, 2019
Kenton Whitman is the founder of ReWild University, a nature-immersion school and online presence devoted to helping people reconnect with nature, question cultural paradigms, and discover how nature brings out the best in all of us. In this podcast episode, Kenton sheds light on what rewilding is all about; how modern civilization has dehumanized us and disconnected us from our innate and instinctive human senses; how the endless pursuit of comfort over the pursuit of fulfillment may lead us to feel more empty and being more consumptive over time; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/169 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com/subscribe Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast  
August 29, 2019
This is PART 2 of our conversation with Keith Bowers, the Founder and President of Biohabitats who has been at the forefront of applied ecology, land conservation and sustainable design for over three decades. On this podcast episode, Keith sheds light on what it means to support more technology-driven, novel solutions to our environmental issues as opposed to solutions based more on what we already know of ecology; why simply 'greening' our urban spaces may be inadequate; what ecological democracy is all about; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/168 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com   Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
August 26, 2019
Keith Bowers has been at the forefront of applied ecology, land conservation and sustainable design for over three decades. He is the Founder and President of Biohabitats, a multidisciplinary organization focused on conservation planning, ecological restoration and regenerative design. His work has spanned the scale from site-specific ecosystem restoration projects involving wetland, river, woodland and coastal habitat restoration to regional watershed management and species conservation planning, to the development of green infrastructure and urban ecology planning for cities throughout the country.   Keith is a founding board member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology. He also served on the board of the Society for Ecological Restoration for more than 10 years and on the board of the Wildlands Network. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and is a Professional Wetland Scientist.   On this podcast episode, Keith sheds light on how much we need to focus our efforts on restoration versus conservation; why it is that, although we're actually a part of nature and all species impact their environments in some way, why we've uniquely altered our landscapes in ways that require us to restore natural habitats, and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/167   Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com    Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support    Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
August 22, 2019
Mark Shepard is the CEO of Forest Agriculture Enterprises, founder of Restoration Agriculture Development, and award-winning author of the book, Restoration Agriculture: Real-World Permaculture for Farmers. Mark has also been a farmer member of the Organic Valley cooperative, the world's largest Organic Farmer’s marketing co-op, since 1995. He is most widely known as the founder of New Forest Farm, the 106-acre perennial agricultural savanna considered by many to be one of the most ambitious sustainable agriculture projects in the United States.   On this podcast episode, Mark sheds light on why we need to stop trying so hard to realize a world based on persistent concepts and ideals that we made up and instead, get out more to observe and learn from how natural ecosystems actually function; what is problematic about how we've developed a food system based mostly off of annual crops versus perennials; how he's been able to utilize a hands-off approach to growing food regeneratively, which he calls the STUN method, or Sheer Total Utter Neglect; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/166   Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com    Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support    Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
August 20, 2019
Helena Norberg-Hodge is a pioneer of the new economy movement and a leading proponent of “localization”, or decentralization. She is the author of the book, Ancient Futures, as well as her latest book, Local is Our Future. She also founded The International Alliance for Localization, and Local Futures, which works to renew ecological, social and spiritual well being by guiding communities towards a sustainable future of interconnected, localized economies.   On this podcast episode, Helena sheds light on why we need to question our view of economic wealth being the indicator of a community's welfare; what it means that we're not only facing social, economic, and ecological crises, but also a spiritual crisis that underlies it all; how the globalization of our economy has led to the degradation of our public and environmental wellbeing; and more.   To start, get a glimpse below into the conversation between Helena and Green Dreamer Podcast's host, Kaméa Chayne.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/165   Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com    Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support    Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
August 15, 2019
Known as the guru of distributed energy, John Farrell is the co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and directs its work on energy democracy. John is best known for his vivid illustrations of the economic and environmental benefits of local ownership of decentralized renewable energy.   On this podcast episode, John sheds light on how we came to develop and rely on our current centralized, top-down power grids today that are mostly driven by utility monopolies; why we need to not only shift towards renewable energy but also work towards energy democracy and the decentralization of power sources; why some utility companies may at the same time be supporting solar energy while lobbying against it; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/164   Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com    Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support    Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
August 13, 2019
Matt Daigle is the CEO and Founder of Rise, the leading online authority in sustainable home improvement. He started Rise as a way to solve his own problem: after having renovated a few homes and having his first child, he couldn't seem to easily figure out how he could build and/or renovate in ways that would save him money and lower his environmental footprint… and so Rise was born. As a certified B Corp, Rise has helped over one million homeowners with their home improvement projects to date.   On this podcast episode, Matt sheds light on why we need to be concerned and critical of the safety and sustainability of our home environments; how climate change is shifting the decisions people make in regards to their homes; some easy home improvement tips for homeowners and non-homeowners; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/163 Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
August 8, 2019
This is PART 2 of our conversation with Mitch Anderson, the Founder and Executive Director of Amazon Frontlines, which is an international group of human rights lawyers, environmental activists, forestry specialists, environmental health scientists, filmmakers, journalists, anthropologists, and farmers working to support the struggles of indigenous peoples and defend their rights to land, life, and cultural survival in the Amazon Rainforest.   On this episode, Mitch sheds light on some key wins that we've had lately in safeguarding our Amazonian indigenous lands and what it took for that to happen; how we can stand in solidarity with the Amazon's indigenous peoples to support the conservation of their ancestral lands; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/162 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
August 6, 2019
Mitch Anderson is the Founder and Executive Director of Amazon Frontlines, an international group of human rights lawyers, environmental activists, forestry specialists, environmental health scientists, filmmakers, journalists, anthropologists, and farmers working to support the struggles of indigenous peoples and defend their rights to land, life, and cultural survival in the Amazon Rainforest.   In 2011, Mitch moved to Ecuador’s northern Amazon to begin a clean water project with the indigenous communities living downriver from contaminating oil operations. Through building nearly 1,000 water systems in over 50 indigenous villages, Mitch supported the creation of the Ceibo Alliance, an indigenous movement for land, life, and cultural survival in the western Amazon.   On this podcast episode, Mitch sheds light on his journey dismantling his privileged worldview in order to truly understand and meaningfully support the struggles of indigenous peoples across the Americas; how to help the indigenous people of the Amazon Rainforest and beyond to achieve their goals of conservation without perpetuating white saviorism or further marginalizing them with our senses of morality and idealism; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/161 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
August 1, 2019
Sky Blue has spent the last 20 years living in, working for, and networking intentional communities, cooperatives, and community organizations. He currently serves as Executive Director for the Foundation for Intentional Community.    On this podcast episode, Sky sheds light on what has led to our hyper-individualistic culture and how has that impacted our collective wellbeing; what intentional communities are all about and how they can root our society in the things that matter most; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/160 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
July 30, 2019
Greg Peterson is a green living and sustainability innovator and the Creator of the Urban Farm, a real-world environmental showcase home in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona. Open periodically throughout the year to offer classes, lectures, and tours, The Urban Farm features an entirely edible landscape and the extensive use of recycled and reclaimed materials.    On this podcast episode, Greg sheds light on how urban farming may be the answer to addressing the affordability and accessibility of healthy grown foods; why we should get inspired to grow some of our own foods even if we have the convenience of being close to supermarkets; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/159 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support   Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
July 25, 2019
Jennifer Grayson is a Los Angeles-based environmental journalist and the award-winning author of Unlatched: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy.   Illuminating how human civilization may be going overboard and down a path of self-destruction, she's currently exploring the human rewilding movement through her Uncivilize podcast.   On this podcast episode, Jennifer sheds light on what it means that we've entered a state of overcivilization; how automation has and may continue to impact our humanity and collective wellbeing; how to strike a balance between consuming technology and being consumed; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/158 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
July 23, 2019
As the President of the Society of Wetland Scientists and an advisor to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, wetland ecologist Max Finlayson has participated in global environmental assessments and site-based appraisals and written extensively on wetland management. Notably, he has expertise on the relationship and interconnectedness of water pollution, agricultural impacts, invasive species, climate change, human well-being, and our wetlands.   On this podcast episode, Max sheds light on how cities were often built on flood plains and wetlands where the flooding was essential to supporting their biodiversity of life; why the preservation and restoration of our wetlands are key to stabilizing our climate; how wetlands impact people's livelihoods and our public health; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/157 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
July 18, 2019
Terry Spahr is a documentary filmmaker (8 Billion Angels), environmental activist, and the Executive Director of Earth Overshoot, a nonprofit working to make ecological limits central to all personal and public decision-making through targeted education and advocacy. On this podcast episode, Terry sheds light on what a truly sustainable lifestyle with seven billion people on earth should really look like; why population growth has been the elephant in the room that needs to be discussed more openly as a solution to lessening our environmental impact; how we can work with the nuance that people in "developing countries" have less of an ecological footprint compared to those living in "developed countries"; and more. Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/156 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
July 16, 2019
Raja Dhir is a life sciences entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Seed, a venture-backed microbiome company pioneering the application of bacteria for both human and planetary health. After our groundbreaking interview with his co-founder, Ara Katz, on Green Dreamer's episode 109, we knew we had to bring Raja on the podcast as well to learn from his complementing scientific expertise leading Seed's research and development, academic collaborations, technology development, clinical trial design, supply chain, and intellectual property strategy. On this podcast episode, Raja sheds light on common misconceptions of what "probiotics" are and what a healthy microbiome should look like; why we perhaps need to learn from how the Amish people live; how our knowledge of probiotics can be applied to address ecological challenges such as our honey bees' colony collapse disorder; and more. Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/155 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com  Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support  Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
July 11, 2019
Aviva Rahmani is an ecological artist who exhibits and publishes internationally. She's known, in particular, for her Trigger Point Theory—the idea that small points of carefully selected intervention might effect large systemic transformations—and she exemplifies this through her artwork, including Trigger Points/Tipping Points, Ghost Nets, and Cities & Oceans of If. One of her more recent works, her Gulf to Gulf Project, integrates art and science to address climate change, aiming to help re-green the earth by 36% by 2030. On this podcast episode, Aviva sheds light on what the role of art is in environmental conservation; what future generations may deduce of our time based on the artwork we leave behind; why we need to find points of sensitivity (or trigger points) to focus our efforts on in order to drive the drastic changes we need today; and more. Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/154 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast  
July 9, 2019
Brendan Synnott is the CEO of PACT, where he's leading his team to disrupt the apparel industry for the better by using organic and fair-trade cotton as the foundation for addressing the labor and environmental issues that surround clothing. On this podcast episode, Brendan sheds light on what it takes to shake up existing, extractive corporations to render them obsolete or hold them accountable to their social and environmental impacts; why fighting for more transparency within the fashion supply chain must be the first step to bringing about positive change in the industry; and more. Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/153 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
July 4, 2019
We're joined by two guests today from Quail Springs Permaculture, an organization that empowers people with the knowledge, skills, and inspiration that are essential to cultivating ecological and social health. Janice Setser is its Executive Director, and Sasha Rabin is its Natural Building Director as well as the founder of her own natural building organization, Earthen Shelter. After they each came to their own awakenings of how modernization has strayed from providing experiences that that truly bring joy, abundance, meaning, and wellness, they set out to explore alternative ways of living that put social connection and earth stewardship first. On this podcast episode, Janice and Sasha shed light on why we need to go past sustainable living to regenerative living; what is problematic about our binary and linear view of societal advancement; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/152 Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
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