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If we're headed down a path that's leading us to environmental degradation, dehumanization, and disconnection from the things that matter most, simultaneously endangering our earth's clean water, clean air, and biodiversity, then we must ask boldly: What for?Illuminating our paths to ecological regeneration, intersectional sustainability, and true abundance and wellness for all, Green Dreamer with Kamea Chayne is a podcast and multimedia journal for those who are yearning to live with vitality and fulfillment and who are dreaming of a thriving planet to call home.Subscribe and listen to inspiring conversations featuring changemakers including Adrian Grenier of Lonely Whale Foundation, zero waste pioneer Bea Johnson, Earthjustice's Abigail Dillen, food waste activist Tristram Stuart, Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm, 1% For the Planet's Kate Williams, and more.If you’re new here and are unsure where to start, sign up to our EMBARK newsletter to get our top 21 episodes recommended to you: www.GreenDreamer.com/embark

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If we're headed down a path that's leading us to environmental degradation, dehumanization, and disconnection from the things that matter most, simultaneously endangering our earth's clean water, clean air, and biodiversity, then we must ask boldly: What for?Illuminating our paths to ecological regeneration, intersectional sustainability, and true abundance and wellness for all, Green Dreamer with Kamea Chayne is a podcast and multimedia journal for those who are yearning to live with vitality and fulfillment and who are dreaming of a thriving planet to call home.Subscribe and listen to inspiring conversations featuring changemakers including Adrian Grenier of Lonely Whale Foundation, zero waste pioneer Bea Johnson, Earthjustice's Abigail Dillen, food waste activist Tristram Stuart, Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm, 1% For the Planet's Kate Williams, and more.If you’re new here and are unsure where to start, sign up to our EMBARK newsletter to get our top 21 episodes recommended to you: www.GreenDreamer.com/embark

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Thought-provoking and accessible

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A diverse range of topics, high-quality hosting.

A Gem!

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My favorite podcast. Kamea asks smart and deep questions and listens intently to her guests. I have learned a lot about practices that harm- and practices that help - our planet. Inspirational.

iTunes Ratings

191 Ratings
Average Ratings
183
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Thought-provoking and accessible

By hannahsmith66 - Jan 03 2020
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A diverse range of topics, high-quality hosting.

A Gem!

By maryinoregon - Jan 01 2020
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My favorite podcast. Kamea asks smart and deep questions and listens intently to her guests. I have learned a lot about practices that harm- and practices that help - our planet. Inspirational.
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Green Dreamer: Sustainability and Regeneration From Ideas to Life

Latest release on Jan 13, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 02) Bea Johnson on Launching the Global Zero Waste Movement and How We've Been Duped

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The woman who originally coined the term "Zero Waste Lifestyle," Bea Johnson, joins me to talk about starting this now-global movement.

Thanks for bringing your light. Hit SUBSCRIBE, and together let's explore what it takes to bring our eco ideas to life and thrive in every sense of the word.

Highlights:

[2:55] "As soon as you adopt the zero waste lifestyle, you realize quickly that we've been duped."

[3:35] What got Bea to reduce waste in the first place.

[5:55] What motivated Bea to start a blog and share this lifestyle.

[9:15] What Bea does to inspire people to take their first steps.

[14:00] How Bea stays at peace knowing our world is still so wasteful.

[19:15] Bea's thoughts on how we can reduce material consumption while supporting economic growth.

Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

May 10 2018

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Rank #2: 126) 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste and introducing this idea to friends and family with Kathryn Kellogg

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What does it mean for us that plastic is actually in part a byproduct of the oil industry? How do we deal with the frustration of being around friends or family members with wasteful habits while we're working hard to reduce our personal waste?

Sharing her wisdom here is Kathryn Kellogg, author of the new book 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste. Let's dive in!

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HIGHLIGHTS

[3:53] Explaining the concept of zero waste to someone learning about it for the first time.

[6:32] Dealing with the frustration of being around friends or family members who may be very wasteful.

[9:49] Kathryn: "People are so focused on what they can't do that they miss all of the awesome stuff that they already are doing or what they can do."

[20:08] Kaméa: "Based on what you know, is plastic a byproduct of the oil industry, and if so, what does this mean in terms of plastic's place in our society today?"

[24:21] Kaméa: "What are your thoughts on the practicality of bioplastics replacing regular plastics?"

[30:51] What personal sustainability means to Kathryn.

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com/126, subscribe to our free weekly newsletter, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

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Apr 04 2019

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Rank #3: 53) How traveling can inspire connection, harmony, social and eco awareness with modern-day Tarzan @CaptainPotter

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How can traveling inspire a deeper appreciation for humankind and its diversity, more harmony and connection in our world, and awareness of our world's social and environmental issues? What does it take to move people to action through social media and visual storytelling?

"Modern day Tarzan with a camera" Sam Potter, photographer, filmmaker, and content creator known as @CaptainPotter on YouTube and Instagram, shares his wisdom and inspirations with us. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

[6:15] How Sam got started as a nature and travel-inspired content creator.

[12:25] Kaméa: "What motivates you to share your vulnerable, raw emotions with people in such a public space?"

[14:55] Kaméa: "What are some of your biggest learning lessons in building up your community on social media?"

[15:39] Sam: "At some point, I stopped caring what people thought and I started just posting what I actually cared about."

[19:05] Sam: "Travel has opened my mind in so many different ways... It allows you to have this broader view and appreciation for the world we live in."

[24:25] Sam: "Even in the darkest, saddest, most broken situations, there is a lot of beauty."

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

Sep 01 2018

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Rank #4: 172) Whitney Bauck: Breaking free from the consumerist culture to truly fill our inner voids

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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

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Sep 12 2019

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Rank #5: 101) Making sustainability accessible to accelerate our progress towards a healthier future with 1% For the Planet's Kate Williams

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What are some ways in which non-profits can really shine and accomplish things that even purpose-driven businesses may not be able to? Why is it so important for sustainability to be inclusive of everybody, no matter our backgrounds, abilities, differences in beliefs, or accessibility?

Sharing her wisdom here is Kate Williams, CEO of 1% For the Planet, which is a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental nonprofit solutions through annual membership and everyday actions. In addition to bringing experiences from her past leadership along, she believes strongly in the power of collective action. Let's dive in.

HIGHLIGHTS

[4:55] Kate: "It's about protecting places, but it's also about engaging a broad group of people all over the world—and how do we most effectively do that?"

[17:27] Kaméa: "What do you think has been key to getting so many companies and people on board?"

[19:46] Kate discusses the importance of inclusivity and accessibility within the sustainability movement.

[20:01] Kate: "No matter where you live or how much money you have, you are a human on this planet that we share—so we need to take that into account."

[23:53] Kate discusses the power of the nonprofit sector and its ability to go where for-profit businesses cannot.

[30:56] Kate: "There's always something you can do, and among those things, I think it's really important that people choose because you're going to stay committed to the thing that's right for you."

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com/101, subscribe to our newsletter to win monthly giveaways, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

Jan 08 2019

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Rank #6: 97) How plastic is made and realizing a future without plastic packaging with Snapshots of Simplicity's Christine Liu

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We've been talking so much about plastic pollution, but how exactly is plastic even made to begin with, and what can we learn from that process to better understand its impact on our health? How can we deal with having friends or family members who may not personally support the work we do or believe it can really make a difference?

Sharing her wisdom with us here is Christine Liu, author of the blog and YouTube channel on living more simply and sustainably, Snapshots of Simplicity. She has a degree in industrial and packaging technology from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and currently works at Cisco as a sustainable packaging program manager, where she also co-founded its internal employee organization called the Green Team Network. Let's dive in.

HIGHLIGHTS  

[6:32] Christina explains how plastic is actually made.

[10:53] Christina's advice for someone working for a company that's not focused on sustainability but wants to be an "intrapraneur" and work as a change maker from within.

[11:47] Kaméa: "What do you think is most effective when it comes to influencing the key decision makers in a large company like Cisco?"

[15:35] How Christine deals with push back from friends and family members.

[17:19] Christine: "Being an over-achiever or perfectionist, it's really easy to overlook rest and to not give yourself enough credit for what you do."

[18:15] Christine shares about her anxiety, her decision to take some time off from work, and how it has impacted her overall outlook and values.

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com/97, subscribe to our newsletter to win monthly giveaways, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

Dec 13 2018

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Rank #7: 105) Why supporting community-based organizations may be key to environmental justice with Peggy Shepard

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In addition to supporting the most established national or international environmental nonprofits, why do we also need to simultaneously support local, small, and community-based organizations? What's the importance of making sure that key decisions, policies, and solutions are made in the presence of people from a diversity of backgrounds?

Sharing her wisdom with us here is Peggy Shepard, Co-founder and Executive Director of WE ACT For Environmental Justice. You'll hear about how grassroots initiatives can lead to meaningful change for citizens; how large environmental organizations differ in their measures of success and focus compared to community-based organizations; how we can support environmental justice as individuals; and more. Let's dive in!

HIGHLIGHTS

[8:18] Peggy: "The environmental justice movement really coalesced around the fact that low-income communities and communities of color were being targeted for polluting facilities, but not receiving environmental benefits like parks and alternative energy options like solar and natural gas."

[9:23] Peggy: "We believe that the voices of the affected residents are the ones that should take leadership on these issues."

[12:11] Peggy talks about the prevalence of systemic environmental racism in the U.S. that is perpetuated by public policy and the history of inequality.

[24:20] The differences in how large-scale, national nonprofits measure success compared to community-based organizations, and why we cannot overlook supporting the latter.

[27:20] Peggy: "We've got to have a diversity of perspectives because it enriches all of our policies and it enriches our lives."

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com/105, subscribe to our newsletter to win monthly giveaways, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

Jan 22 2019

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Rank #8: 98) Accepting grim realities while maintaining a zest for improving life on earth now with Rob Greenfield

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Even when we may not feel so hopeful about our ability to turn things around for a sustainable future, what can we hold onto to inspire us to keep going? How does our global industrialized food system aggravate social and environmental issues, and how can we begin to tackle this?

Sharing his expertise here is Rob Greenfield, a world-renowned adventurer and activist who just embarked on his big project called Food Freedom, where he'll be growing and foraging 100 percent of his own food for an entire year in Orlando, Florida. Some of his other past projects include cycling three times across the United States on a bamboo bike for sustainability, dumpster diving in thousands of grocery store dumpsters to raise awareness about food waste and hunger, and wearing 30 days worth of trash out in public to create a visual of just how much trash one average American creates.  Let's dive in.

HIGHLIGHTS

[6:32] Rob on how we may be able to break free from "mono-cropped" perspectives from being in places surrounded by people who live and think in the exact same ways.

[10:03] Kaméa: "What is the ideation process like for you when you come up with your projects?"

[6:04] Kaméa: "How do you deal with people calling you out for the few things you aren't doing perfectly?"

[20:44] Rob: "None of us will ever fix all the problems, and none of us have the responsibility to fix all the problems that were created in the world. But we all can take accountability for ourselves and do our best to have a positive impact around us." 

[28:46] The sustainability and future of our global industrialized food systems.

[30:02] How Rob can feel doubtful about our abilities to realize a sustainable future, yet still have so much enthusiasm for conscious living and activism.

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com/98, subscribe to our newsletter to win monthly giveaways, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

Dec 15 2018

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Rank #9: 84) How to thrift like a pro and support the second-hand economy to grow ft Leah Wise (BLOOM TUESDAY)

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What happens to our clothes after we toss them out, and what can we do to support the secondhand economy to grow to help fashion (and related industries) go circular?

Special guest of our Bloom Tuesday episode, Leah Wise of Style Wise Blog, shares her expertise on this topic with us.

Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/84, subscribe to our weekly newsletter to win monthly giveaways, and share your biggest takeaways with me on Instagram @KameaChayne to let us know you're tuning in. Thanks for bringing your light! x

Nov 13 2018

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Rank #10: 28) Girlfriend Collective's Co-Founder on its powerful launch strategy and cultivating a loyal customer base

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How was Girlfriend Collective able to launch so powerfully to establish itself in the athletic wear space as a conscious fashion startup? What does it take to cultivate a loyal audience and customer base that's eager to support and share all that we do and create? Today, Girlfriend Collective's Co-Founder Quang Dinh shares his wisdom with us.

HIGHLIGHTS:

[7:31] Quang: "Now, with the rise of the internet, to be able to build a product that means something is a lot more powerful because the content to consume is a lot easier today than word of mouth in 2005."

[7:59] Quang's inspiration to start Girlfriend Collective.

[9:25] The team's greatest challenge in creating their product.

[11:49] Kamea: "Can you walk us through the thought process behind your powerful launch strategy?"

[12:52] Quang: "We felt like we had something so strong that I wanted to give this stuff away and know that [customers] were going to come back." 

[14:23] Kamea: "How certain were you that you were going to get this return on investment when you first launched that free leggings campaign?"

[15:14] Quang: "We had a lot of skeptics..."

[15:56] Quang: "All the feel-good stuff is always tertiary."

[18:39] Kaméa: "What does it take to get a [conscious] brand seen in today's digitally-driven landscape?"

[24:12] Kamea: "On an individual level, what do you think a single consumer can do to help improve the recycling industry in the U.S.?"

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

Jul 05 2018

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Rank #11: 61) Looking past standardized impact assessments to understanding a bioregion with Fibershed's Rebecca Burgess

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What is the soil-to-soil concept of circularity, and how can this sequester our carbon, enrich our soil, and promote healthier ecosystems? Why is that we have to look past the numbers and findings from our environmental impact assessments in order to really understand sustainability?

Rebecca Burgess, Founder and Executive Director of Fibershed and author of Harvesting Color, shares her wisdom with us on this episode.

HIGHLIGHTS:

[11:03] Rebecca: "If we don't practice by doing, we'll never really understand complexity in the deeper ways that we need to."

[11:35] Rebecca explains what the term "soil-to-soil" means.

[15:44] Kaméa: "What do we know about what happens when toxic fabrics go back into the soil?"

[16:24] Rebecca explains what a 'bio-solid' is.

[17:55] Rebecca discusses the rise of environmental disease and death in humans, including the problem of boys being exposed to too much estrogen in utero because of plastics. 

[21:16] Kaméa: "How do you think we can move forward to shift society's mindset on wanting or expecting cheap clothes?"

[25:11] Kaméa: "How do you stay hopeful and patient—even with this sense of urgency—so that you can keep doing everything you do?"

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com/61, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

Sep 20 2018

34mins

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Rank #12: 195) Rob Horton: Creating community gardens in food deserts to improve access to good health

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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

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Dec 02 2019

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Rank #13: 184) Rob Avis: Building community-based self-sufficiency and resilience through permaculture design

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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

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Oct 24 2019

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Rank #14: 166) Mark Shepard: Restoration agriculture and letting go of micromanagement to allow nature to thrive

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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. 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 our persistent concepts and ideals that we made up and instead, get out more to observe and learn from how natural ecosystems really 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

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Aug 22 2019

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Rank #15: 103) Why we need a prevention-based solution to plastic and microplastic pollution with 5 Gyres Institute's Dr. Marcus Eriksen

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Why are plastic pieces so problematic when they end up in our oceans? How can focusing on preventative solutions to tackling plastic and micro-plastic pollution help us to more effectively address this global issue?

Sharing his wisdom here is Dr. Marcus Eriksen, Co-founder and Research Director of 5 Gyres Institute. In this episode, you’ll hear about his research on microplastic pollution leading to the passing of our federal Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015; why he thinks we need to focus more on stopping plastic from entering our waterways in the first place instead of on cleaning up plastics already in our oceans; and more. Let’s dive in.

HIGHLIGHTS

[4:21] Marcus discusses his active deployment in the Gulf War and how seeing the ecological impact of war affected him.

[5:30] Marcus: "I've got to preserve and conserve the world around me. That's my duty; that's what's worth fighting for."

[8:16] How the 5 Gyres Institute fought for (and won) the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015. 

[14:07] Marcus speaks on the linear waste system and how that system needs to change into a circular system.

[25:45] How the burden of pollution has changed from resting on the consumers' shoulders alone to consumers sharing the load with corporations.

[27:19] Kamea: "It's important for us all to also know that we all have to work together. It's consumers; it's businesses; it's governments. We have to all collaborate with each other."

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com/103, subscribe to our newsletter to win monthly giveaways, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

Jan 15 2019

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Rank #16: 183) Emily Penn: The root causes and effects of ocean plastic pollution

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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

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Oct 21 2019

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Rank #17: 115) Relearning marginalized ideas of food storage in tackling plastic pollution with Sarah Kaeck

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Why have we parted ways with some traditional but perfectly functional and natural ways of storing food in favor of plastic packaging? Given that companies aren't necessarily held liable for their negative externalities (e.g., waste, pollution, etc.), how can we get them to be voluntarily responsible for their impacts?

Sharing her wisdom here is Sarah Kaeck, Founder of Bee's Wrap. You'll hear about how plastic has made its way into all corners of our modern day lives, why sustainable beekeeping is so important, how to sustainably scale a business that makes a positive impact, and more. Let's dive in!

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HIGHLIGHTS

[6:35] Kaméa: "Why do you think such a healthy, functional, and practical way of storing food has been lost?"

[9:09] Kaméa: "How can we get companies that make things to think about the long-term impacts since they're not held liable for that?"

[10:43] Sarah shares how she and her team got the idea of Bee's Wrap across to so many people.

[16:31] Kaméa: "Do you think it's possible for a really large company to operate sustainably while supporting a sustainable future at the same time?"

[18:05] Sarah shares the role of beekeeping for sustainability.

[19:36] How can we, as consumers, ensure that the beeswax or honey in what we buy come from sustainably managed hives?

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com/115, subscribe to our free weekly newsletter, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

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Feb 26 2019

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Rank #18: 155) How probiotics can build resilience against disease and ecological challenges with Raja Dhir

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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

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Jul 16 2019

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Rank #19: 91) How living walls and biophilic design improve productivity and wellbeing with Sagegreenlife's Richard Kincaid

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What is biophilic design, and what are the scientifically proven benefits of being close to nature? Given that we're increasingly urbanizing, what can we do to ensure that future plans for urbanization prioritize green spaces, living walls, and rooftop gardens?

Sharing his expertise with us here is Richard Kincaid, Founder of Sagegreenlife, an award-winning living wall company which has installed custom walls all across the country and is dedicated to transforming built environments into happier, more sustainable spaces. Let's dive in.

HIGHLIGHTS

[7:33] Kaméa: "What did you learn from the real estate world that can help us accelerate our work in sustainability?"

[8:26] Richard: "There is no reason why we have to be in these concrete jungles."

[12:44] Kaméa: "What is the process of designing living walls that will thrive in the environments for which you're building them?"

[17:08] Kaméa: "What are some benefits we know of in terms of how greenery in urban landscapes affects our individual wellbeing?"

[19:16] Richard: "Living walls solve a lot of potential problems and it does it in a way that's beautiful and non-controversial."

[20:50] Richard discusses the challenges businesses are facing to attract and retain talent and how living walls can help with this.

[29:30] Richard's thoughts on focusing on the positives when it comes to inspiring action for climate change.

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com/91, subscribe to our newsletter to win monthly giveaways, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

Nov 29 2018

37mins

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Rank #20: 05) Habits that transform your life and help you thrive with bestselling author Tara Mackey

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Time to TAKE ownership and realize the life you want for yourself, the passion project you want to create, and the change you want to see in the world! Bestselling author of Cured by Nature and WILD Habits, Tara Mackey, shares her deeply inspiring story of natural healing, how she completely turned her life around using simple habits, and how you can gain clarity in your next steps.

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HIGHLIGHTS:

[2:05] How Tara went from hitting rock bottom in her life to turning everything around.

[4:05] Tara: "[I realized] if I wanted to heal, I needed to probably not be on 14 different drugs."

[14:50] Tara's biggest challenge from self-healing to putting herself out there as an entrepreneur, blogger, and author.

[19:20] Tara: "It feels like everything in my life has added up to this moment in time perfectly in a way I never ever could have imagined or orchestrated."

[20:15] How to inspire positive change in others.

[23:10] Tara: "Every woman needs to read every other woman in the world's story."

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May 13 2018

34mins

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