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A Sustainable Mind an environmental podcast

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

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

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Educational and interesting

By SusiekinsBear - Nov 07 2018
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The guests are so knowledgeable and informative. I also love the host's voice. Five stars!

Yes please!

By ChiefStylist - Oct 21 2018
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Wonderful podcast on sustainable living. Accessible, informative, and interesting!

iTunes Ratings

499 Ratings
Average Ratings
295
200
2
0
2

Educational and interesting

By SusiekinsBear - Nov 07 2018
Read more
The guests are so knowledgeable and informative. I also love the host's voice. Five stars!

Yes please!

By ChiefStylist - Oct 21 2018
Read more
Wonderful podcast on sustainable living. Accessible, informative, and interesting!
Cover image of A Sustainable Mind an environmental podcast

A Sustainable Mind an environmental podcast

Updated 3 days ago

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

Rank #1: 062: Environmental Education at Any Age with The Earth Lady Izolda Trakhtenberg

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Born in Moldova, Izolda Trakhtenberg learned how to communicate in multiple languages through a year-long immigration process. Today, Izolda facilitates workshops that inspire people to tap into and master their leadership, creativity, and communication skills. She worked as an educator for the National Geographic Society. Later, she traveled the world as a NASA environmental education trainer. Additionally, she is the author of five books, including Speak From Within: Engage, Inspire and Motivate Any Audience. She is also the host of the Tell Your Story Better and The Creative Kind podcasts. Izolda, her husband, and their two cats live in Maryland.

In this episode we cover:

  • Is there a difference between educating children and adults?
  • Why is NASA interested in studying Earth?
  • The most effective way to educate those around you about earth-friendly habits
  • A great free resource for teachers and everyday people that want to study Earth's ecology and atmosphere

Izolda Trakhtenberg Online: Suggestions & Resource from Izolda:

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Feb 27 2019
1 hour
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Rank #2: 048: Going Zero Waste and getting healthy with Kathryn Kellogg

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Kathryn Kellogg is a zero waste influencer and blogger at GoingZeroWaste.com. In this episode, we discuss common misconceptions about zero-waste living and how replacing one toiletry item with the DIY version helped solved her pain problem.

May 17 2018
40 mins
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Rank #3: 006: Living a Zero-Waste Lifestyle with Bea Johnson

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

 

The turning point
  • By living with less we all of a sudden had more time to do the things we enjoyed doing
How she got started
  • Eliminated plastic bags
  • Bought all dry goods in bulk
  • Made reusable bags out of an old sheet
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Sep 28 2015
34 mins
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Rank #4: 025: Use Your Money to Make a Difference with Cara MacMillan

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Cara MacMillan is a financial planner & consultant. She teaches sustainable investing as well as how to integrate sustainability into your everyday life in order to save money and save the planet each and every day. She has a book out titled It's Only Money and it Grows on Trees talking about the roll of money in our families and our culture. Her next book is right around the corner, being released in November 2016, called Make Big Money and Make a Big Difference on investing wisely with our planet in mind.

Sep 27 2016
24 mins
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Rank #5: 051: Building Our Cities, One Recycled Shipping Container at a Time with Paul Galvin of SG Blocks

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Paul Galvin, is the Chairman and CEO of SG Blocks, a premier designer and fabricator of container-based structures. SG Blocks has recently secured two low-income housing development projects in New York State and is partnering with Heart of Los Angeles to create the first container-based community center in L.A.

Jun 08 2018
27 mins
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Rank #6: 041: Slow Lifestyle, Culture Making, and The End of Poverty? with Matthew Stillman

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Matthew Stillman is the conceiver and producer of "The End of Poverty?" - a feature-length documentary about the origins of poverty and why it persists in a world with so much wealth. He is also the founder of Primal Derma, bringing ancient recipes to modern skincare products. 

Mar 17 2018
56 mins
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Rank #7: 049: Healing from the Inside Out with Eva Vennari of the Elevate Institute

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Eva Vennari is on a mission to dismantle the status quo of the sickness industry. Having spent most of her adult life suffering from all kinds of conditions she decided to take matters into her own hands and heal herself holistically.

May 24 2018
52 mins
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Rank #8: 003: Consumer Culture and Resilient & Sustainable Communities with Laird Christensen of Green Mountain College

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

 

Long-standing Habit
  • Mindfulness, learned from the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, which focused on awareness and compassion
Most Unexpected Gift in Developing MRSC
  • Laird learned from his students what it means to build community in different places all around the country.
Environmental Resource
  • Post Carbon Institute – Empowers people to live healthier lives by covering research and education to change consumer habits.
Sustainable Mindset Book Interview Links

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Sep 17 2015
36 mins
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Rank #9: 023: Tiny House, Big Decision with Tiny House Podcast Co-host Perry Gruber

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Perry Gruber is a man of many hats including entrepreneur, speaker, and social engineer. He is the founder of Copiosis, which is a new economic system for a post capitalist world. In addition to this he is the founder of The Tiny House Podcast which is the largest tiny house podcast in the world.

Sep 07 2016
45 mins
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Rank #10: 043: Positive Impact through Incremental Habits with Aint No Planet B's Zoe Jazz

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Zoe Jazz has been sharing her zero waste journey with the world through her awesome blog Ain't No Planet B. She touches on the typical eco lifestyle habits - versions of household products, recipes, and hair & beauty. But she also talks about the human element - decision making, positive motivation and constantly reminds us that you aren't a terrible person if you don't do everything perfect the first time. With the slogan 'baby steps to zero waste', Zoe really gets it and is one of my fave eco bloggers.

Apr 05 2018
45 mins
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Rank #11: 002: Sustainable Burial Practices with Katrina Spade of the Urban Death Project

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

 

Longstanding Habits
  • Jogging, to increase clarity
Cultivating New Habits
  • Downtime with friends and family
Environmental Resource
  • Yestermorrow Design/Build School offers hands-on workshops in sustainable design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft.
Sustainable Mindset Book
Sep 13 2015
34 mins
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Rank #12: 024: Fracking is No Laughing Matter with Comedian Ron Placone

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Ron Placone tours nationally as a stand-up appearing at clubs, colleges, theaters and everything in between. He also speaks for colleges and advocacy groups with his one-man performance lecture on Battling Political Apathy. In this episode we discuss the theme of this master's thesis - fracking and the role that media plays in environmental issues. Ron gives us some interesting insight from his first-hand experiences and has suggestions for how we can make fracking a thing of the past.

Sep 09 2016
48 mins
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Rank #13: 032: Easiest Ways to Go Green in 2018

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In this episode, we list some of the easiest and most effective ways for just about anyone to live a more earth-conscious lifestyle in the new year. From reducing energy consumption at home to conserving resources through changes in diet, we've got you covered.

Jan 05 2018
18 mins
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Rank #14: 012: What Should I Eat and Other Food for Thought with Food, Health & Wellness Educator Lauren Nixon

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Lauren Nixon is a food and wellness educator giving workshops in and around D.C. Philadelphia and New York. She has a passion for creating spaces where people feel empowered to combine healthy food and self-care practices to gain a well-rounded understanding of how to nourish themselves.

Oct 27 2015
35 mins
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Rank #15: 039: Public Policy and Environmental Podcasting with Earth Matters Host Lawson Hunter

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Lawson Hunter is the former president of the Green Party in Canada and has given his time to countless organizations, committees, and boards that focus on environmental issues. Lawson is now a blogger at NewsandComment.com and hosts the environmental podcast EarthMatters where he interviews folks in and around Ontario Canada that are creating local solutions for global problems.

Mar 01 2018
55 mins
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Rank #16: 050: Greenlid, the world's first compostable kitchen composting bin, with Jackson Wyatt

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Morgan and Jackson Wyatt are the co-founders of Greenlid, a disposable, compostable and leak-proof composting bin for your kitchen. After launching a successful Kickstarter campaign and securing backing in the Dragon's Den (Canada's version of Shark Tank) these brothers aim to be in every kitchen in Canada and beyond.

May 31 2018
35 mins
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Rank #17: 020: Radical Self Care and Natural Beauty Products with Tameko Rowe

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Tameko Rowe is a corporate employee turned eco conscious beauty and self care product line creator. Her company Cocoa Butter Mothers offers a range of products from nursing butters to beard balm, all crafted using responsibly sourced natural and organic ingredients, some of which come directly from Tameko's yard. Her intention is to continue to cultivate a deeper connection to self, encouraging clients to take time for luxurious self-care.

Jun 22 2016
52 mins
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Rank #18: 013: Charting Your Own Path to a Career in Sustainability with Take 3's Tim Silverwood

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Tim Silverwood is an educator, environmentalist and speaker. He founded Take 3 – A Clean Beach Initiative, asking everyone to complete one simple action each time they visit a beach, waterway or anywhere else; take 3 pieces of litter with you when you leave. Tim has also participated in research of the Great Pacific garbage patch, co-founded Circular Economy Australia and is the director of Rechusable.

Oct 30 2015
31 mins
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Rank #19: 040: Sustainable, Responsible and Impact (SRI) Investing with Marc de Sousa-Shields

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Marc de Sousa-Shields is an international sustainable development and investment consultant. He co-founded and was first Executive Director of the Social Investment Organization (SIO) of Canada and has been an advisor to the United Nations and a member of the US Social Investment Forum International Committee. Marc has written for leading on-line corporate sustainability magazines, TheSustainableCentury.net blog, and the Sustainable Century Podcast. Marc's latest book "Invest Like You Give a Damn: Make Money, Change the World, Sleep Well at Night" is a DIY book for impact investing.

Mar 08 2018
58 mins
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Rank #20: 018: Building Community Through Urban Farming With Greg Peterson

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Greg Peterson is an urban farming and sustainability innovator who resides at the Urban Farm, an environmental showcase home in the heart of Phoenix. He opens his home weekly for tours and classes, not only telling people, but showing them, how he has been able to make a living through urban farming for over two decades and how they can do the same.  Greg also runs Urban Farm U (UrbanFarm.org), filled with online courses designed to educate and inspire others to grow food for themselves and others.

Apr 26 2016
58 mins
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