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Green Dreamer: Seeding change towards collective healing, sustainability, regeneration

English, Nature/Natural sciences, 1 seasons, 433 episodes, 4 days 13 hours 35 minutes
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Green Dreamer is a listener-supported, in(ter)dependent podcast exploring our paths to collective healing, ecological regeneration, and true abundance and wellness *for all*. Curious to unravel the dominant narratives that stunt our imaginations, and called to spark radical dreaming of what could be, we share conversations with an ever-expanding range of thought leaders—each inspiring us to deepen and broaden our awareness in their own ways. Subscribe to the show to learn from our diverse guests, including Dr. Suzanne Simard, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Dr. Bayo Akomolafe, Charles Eisenstein, Dr. Riane Eisler, Sean Sherman, Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, Mark Charles, Cristina Mittermeier, Adrian Grenier, NYT Bestselling authors Rutger Bregman, Raj Patel, and Dr. Chris Ryan, and more. Together, let's learn what it takes to thrive—in every sense of the word. *If you're just getting started learning about sustainability, sign up to our EMBARK newsletter to be guided through our most pivotal earlier episodes to listen to first: https://www.GreenDreamer.com/embark **If you feel inspired by our conversations, support our show starting at $2 at https://www.Patreon.com/GreenDreamer.
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Audra Mitchell: Rethinking conservation, biodiversity, and extinction

What does it mean to recognize the limitations of “biodiversity” as a gauge of planetary wellbeing? How do we make sense of the heads of big corporations like Shell being major patrons of the largest conservation organizations? And how might a politics of disability justice shape diverse futures beyond an exclusive framework of Western-Scientific conservation?In this episode, we converse with scholar and anti-oppression activist Audra Mitchell on how intersecting forms of systemic violence work to extract, eliminate, and conceal cultural and ecological plurality—and how the survival, preservation, and organization of oppressed and marginalized communities alone resist such violence.Extended episode: patreon.com/greendreamer
23/02/202440 minutes 27 seconds
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Jared Margulies: Succulent collection and extinction from the illicit trade

“What we’re talking about are plants that people desire for ornamental collection and will oftentimes go to great lengths to get them. Sometimes, that desire leads to conservation problems, and sadly… in the worst-case scenario, the extinction of an entire species.”Where does cacti and succulent life fit within the realm of illegal/illicit wildlife trade? What conversations might arise when we include them in a wider picture of political ecology and colonial histories? And how might the entanglement of desire, care, and conservation complicate trends of in-vogue succulent and cacti collecting?Join us in this episode with our guest Jared Margulies, author of The Cactus Hunters, as we delve into prickly themes of globalized trade networks, desire, and preservation.
09/02/202435 minutes
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Vivien Sansour: Palestinian seeds of survival, shelter, and subversiveness

What can grief teach us about being truly alive? And how might seeds, and the compassionate acts of tending to them, be the “helpers and teachers” of mediating our collective grief?In this episode, we are honored to welcome Vivien Sansour, founder of the Palestinian Heirloom Seed Project—an initiative centered on caring for and preserving seeds as keepers of ancestral connection and models of subversive advocacy.Join us as Vivien shares about the systemic violence of disconnection and relational severance, the socio-economic pressures turning many historically food-centered farms into monocultural plantations of commercial tobacco for export, how Palestinian agriculturalists are standing up to reclaim food sovereignty, and more.
26/01/202449 minutes 58 seconds
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Anna Guasco: Justice, histories, and narratives of gray whale migration

What might the histories of human and gray whale relations show us in terms of how the stories we tell shape the texture of our relationships to our more-than-human kin? How can adopting a plurality of narratives and cultural perspectives in and around a particular species disrupt the kinds of binaries that so often underly academic research methods? And what might a more diverse, accessible, and context-specific approach to field research look like with humility and deep-listening at its core?  Tune in to this episode with our guest, Anna Guasco, to explore these questions and more.
11/01/202436 minutes 50 seconds
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BONUS: Imagination, escapism, and disorientation in stretching alternative possibilities

This is a behind-the-scenes conversation with Gabes Torres, a contributor and the program advisor of alchemize, and Green Dreamer's team members Anisa Sima Hawley and Kamea Chayne. We explore the themes of imagination, escapism, dissociation, and discomfort when it comes to dreaming, sensing, relating, and becoming otherwise.Enroll in alchemize through January 12th, 2024: www.greendreamer.com/alchemize
03/01/202433 minutes 36 seconds
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414) Ang Roell: Collective care and responsiveness in the hives of honeybees

“One in four bites of our food is pollinated by honeybees, but at what cost in the system that we are in now? How could that look different if our agriculture was more localized, regionalized, and sustainable?”In this episode, we warmly welcome Ang Roell—founder of They Keep Bees—to discuss their practice of working and learning with honeybees as models of resilience, care, and responsiveness. Ang’s work, which demystifies bees to decenter logics of power-over relations and consumer-driven work culture, frames a conversation around how we might learn from hive-lives in times of collapse.Join us in this invitation to re-member our webs of interdependence—to slow down, swarm together,  and work within rhythmic fields of collective care. And join us in alchemize: radica
26/12/202333 minutes 58 seconds
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Hilding Neilson: Astro-colonialism and honoring the stories of our night skies

In Green Dreamer's episode 413, we welcome Dr. Hilding Neilson, who shares with us his knowledge of the night skies and expertise as an astronomer traced by his Mi’kmaw lineage. Trained in the Western-scientific sphere of astrophysics and shaped by Mi'kmaq methodologies, Dr. Neilson aims to disrupt the Euro-centric claim on the night sky as codified through historical and modern Astro-colonial pursuits of objectivity, discovery, nomenclature. In demanding that Indigenous stories and systems of knowledge not only be heard but given a leading role on the stage of public policy making, Hilding invites us to reflect upon the value of night sky knowledge and ponder how it reflects and shapes life on earth, as well as how we choose to ethically engage with this knowledge moving forward.
14/12/202339 minutes 9 seconds
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Laurie Palmer: Lessons from lichen worlds

In this episode, we are joined by A. Laurie Palmer: a writer, artist, and author of the book The Lichen Museum. In paying attention to lichen, Laurie looks to these symbiotic organisms as a template for enriching human and multi-species relationality. How might lichen, and their refusal to be scientifically categorized, offer a model of living that nurtures slowness, adaptability, and diversity? In what ways do they remind us how to practice mutual aid, and reconfigure narratives of dominance? Join us in conversation with Laurie as she invites us to dream and play with lichen through artistic explorations of multiplicity and prosperity. And join us in alchemize to be invited into imagination practices inspired by lichen ways of worlds.
30/11/202333 minutes 3 seconds
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411) Dekila Chungyalpa: Engaging faith leaders for planetary healing

In this episode, we welcome our guest Dekila Chungyalpa, who reminds us of our intra-dependant existence with all of life. Traced by a lineage of Tibetan Buddhist practitioners, Dekila weaves together teachings from her cultural and religious upbringing with her work as an environmental program director—from which she invites us to reflect on the ways in which Western conservation efforts fall short. In her work with faith-based organizations, Dekila prompts a dialogue around binary paradigms that persist even within environmental and activist movements.Join us as we dive further into Dekila’s world and unravel the intricacies of interdependence, deep time, and more.Episode song feature: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher by Ben White via Spirit House RecordsSupport our podcast: patreon.com/greendreamer
11/11/202333 minutes 58 seconds
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Zoe Todd: Embodied listening for freshwater fish futures

“My life goal is to get our governments to understand that Indigenous sovereignty and freshwater fish futures are completely linked.”In this episode, we welcome Dr. Zoe Todd, who invites us to think alongside a critical lens of Indigenous fish philosophy and examine relationships between Indigenous sovereignty and fish well-being in Canada. By asking how we can learn with fish as they “listen with their whole being,” Zoe prompts discussions on compassionate listening, the fundamental link between the future of fish wellbeing and Indigenous sovereignty worldwide, and their relationship with art as research practice.Tune in as we swim in waters of critical attunement to our wider ecological entanglements, as inspired by Zoe’s devotion to fish as companions of care.Music credit: Spirit House RecordsSupport our work: Patreon.com/greendreamer
27/10/202352 minutes 54 seconds
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Charlotte Wrigley: Respecting permafrost and moving beyond their stories of apocalypse

In this episode, we welcome our guest Charlotte Wrigley, who invites us to contemplate the upheaval of extinction as a discontinuous process—a becoming, rather than an end. Charlotte’s inquiry into this matter straddles the edges of human relations, geography, climate science, and ethics against the backdrop of permafrost and its changing form. Unveiling the intra-connected worlds of thawing permafrost and de-extinction efforts, Charlotte waltzes with sticky tensions of a rapidly heating planet and the need to “cool down” expeditious techno-races. How might we learn from permafrost itself, as well as Arctic communities / biomes, and stay with the trouble of the unfixed and unpredictable?  Support our show: patreon.com/greendreamerGet the transcript and episode references: greendreamer.comSong feature: Concept of Love by Cheery via Spirit House Records
13/10/202348 minutes 15 seconds
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408) Siv Watkins: Intimacy with the microbial world

“Once folks start to pick away at that scab of understanding how much of a role microbes play in the lives of other things in good ways and bad ways temporally, spatially, physically, and spiritually, it really does open up a rich vein of a new dimension — to start considering the world around us and how we fit in that world.” In this episode we are joined by Siv Watkins, founder of the platform “Microanimism”. Inviting us to deepen our intimacy with the complex, multi-faceted microbial world, Siv deploys the lenses of science, mysticism, and animism to advocate for some of the smallest, and most mysterious, beings on the planet. We glimpse into the depth of entanglement between microbes (also referred to as “the smalls”) and their ancient relationship with cycles of life and death; sink into a purview of deep time; and explore questions of “what makes us human?”. Are “our” micro-biomes even “ours”? Join us as we “shrink down”
28/09/202346 minutes 21 seconds
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407) Patricia Kaishan

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14/09/202355 minutes
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406) Eshe Lewis: Black anthropology and streamlining storytelling

In the episode, we welcome Dr. Eshe Lewis to discuss her life and learnings as an activist, anthropologist, and storyteller. Eshe walks us through glimpses of her time with Afro-Peruvian women as part of her doctoral research and how this experience transfigured beyond the siloed parameters of academic study into personal, historical, and political realms. Eshe’s conscious intent of questioning, complicating, and re-positioning anthropology not only as an academic discipline, but a field of ethical practice, casts an inspirational light on the role and reachability of storytelling. Join us as she voices this critical exposure of in-between, multi/cross-lingual modes of communicating—not only as a means of empowerment but as an invitation to lean into joy and awe. (The musical offering featured in this episode is Scissor-tailed Flycatcher by Ben White. The episode-inspired artwork is by Taylor Tinkham.) This episode was brought to you by our sup
25/08/202348 minutes 43 seconds
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405) Lama Khatieb: Reclaiming local knowledge for food interdependence

“[...] The United States started to heavily invest in subsidizing growing wheat for exporting purposes. That resulted in flooding international markets, including Jordan’s markets. Cheap American wheat left many of the small-scale farmers unable to compete under record prices.” In this episode, we welcome Lama Khatieb, co-founder of Zikra for Popular Learning: a Jordan-based collective that aims to empower community members to revalue their identity and culture, through the cultivation and sharing of their local and traditional knowledge. We visit themes of agricultural interdependence in relation to Jordan’s history of wheat and bread production, how small grassroots initiatives are taking matters of food sovereignty into their own (literal) hands, and more. Lama endeavors to draw the richness of village life and local harvesting practices to our attention. Through the efforts of the Al-Barakeh Wheat Project (whose name also entails
10/08/202340 minutes 14 seconds
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404) Danel Ruiz-Serna: Living territories and the ecological violence of war

In this episode, we welcome anthropologist Daniel Ruiz-Serna, whose work, situated in the Choco region of Colombia, aims to expose the entanglement of political and ecological violence whereby echoes of conflict/healing reverberate through place. In light of the enmeshment between war and land, Daniel welcomes a framework of living territories, as traced by his life/work with the diversity of human and more-than-human communities of Bajo Atrato, Choco. Tune in as Daniel invokes questions around: What stories do the land and its respective guardians cry out in the face of ongoing damage—that which exceeds designated categories of violence, and thus, so-called systems of repair? Accordingly, when it comes to human and more-than-human rights, what are the shortcomings of legal justice systems insofar as they fail to consider the life and spirit of territory, as well as those who are ine
27/07/202339 minutes 26 seconds
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403) Chanda Prescod-Weinstein: The political questions of science and technology

“I think the bigger question is not necessarily specifically about physics, but generally speaking, about how we culturally engage with science and the role of science in our communities and how it shapes our mindset and what our mindset about science is. ” Joining us in this episode is theoretical physicist Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, whose research on small-scale particles points us to a large, cosmic picture. From particle physics and astrophysics to astronomy and Black feminist science studies, Chanda’s work spans a wide range of disciplines, practices, and texts. Named as one of 10 people who helped shape science in 2020 as part of Nature’s 10, Chanda also leads in expanding awareness of and unpacking racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression that continue to gover
14/07/202355 minutes 46 seconds
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402) Aparna Venkatesan: Protecting space as ancestral global commons

“The legacy of Earth colonization… is still [in its] early days. We can protect this shared environment and also what I see as the intangible heritage of humanity. Space belongs to us all.” In this episode, we are joined in conversation with Dr. Aparna Venkatesan, a cosmologist working on studies of “first-light” sources in the universe. She also works actively in cultural astronomy and space policy, is recognized internationally for her research and DEI leadership, featured widely in the media, and received numerous prizes and awards. Dr. Venkatesan is deeply committed to increasing the participation and retention of underrepresented groups in astronomy and the sciences and is active in developing co-created scientific partnerships with Indigenous communities worldwide. Invoking us to think deeply about the ‘culture of science,’ Dr. Venkatesan offers an invitation to examine tapestries of life in relation to the more-than-earth world. Through joyful
29/06/202352 minutes 39 seconds
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401) Melissa K. Nelson: Living in storied and moral landscapes

“It’s very important that we translate how different knowledge systems have been privileged and others have been marginalized and repressed and erased. To have true knowledge symbiosis, where there is harmony and balance and inter-relationality and each contributing respectfully with care, thoughtfulness, humility, that is a process and it’s a messy and tangled process.” In this episode, we welcome Melissa K. Nelson, an Indigenous ecologist, writer, editor, media-maker and scholar-activist. Expanding on her years of community based work as well as mixed background and heritage, Melissa reflects on climate change as a symptom, rather than a cause, of disharmonious imbalance with the earth. She invites us to ask: how might acts of ‘balance’ be more dynamic than we may perceive? And how might we re-examine, re-situate, and even re-claim the word “sustainability” to invoke more than maintaining stasis, or keeping a status quo? In staying with these questions, Melissa reminds us o
17/06/202359 minutes 43 seconds
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05/06/20236 minutes 32 seconds
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400) Anand Giridharadas: Expanding empathy and breaking political binaries

For Green Dreamer’s 400th episode, we welcome Anand Giridhardas, a writer and journalist whose books include The Persuaders: At the Front Lines of the Fight for Hearts, Minds, and Democracy (2022), Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World (2018), The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas (2014), and India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking (2011). A former foreign correspondent and columnist for The New York Times for more than a decad
22/05/202348 minutes 30 seconds
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399) Vince Beiser: The global sand trade and how it remade 'modernity'

“Hundreds of people have been murdered over sand in the last few years. Even though most of us barely ever think about it, sand is actually the most used natural resource in the world after air and water.” In this episode, we welcome journalist Vince Beiser, the author of The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization. Vince guides us in an exploration of sand as a natural resource and the ways in which its extraction and exploitation, quite literally, upholds structures of modern civilization. Exposing the multi-layered histories, uses of, and even violence that ensues around sand as a resource, Vince calls for an exploration of diverse, plural models that include but are not solely dependent on sand as an infrastructural material. How does unveiling the economy of sand, in turn, speak to landscapes of injustice, where the clearness of glass as end products juxtaposes the outsourced pollution that exits thei
12/05/202353 minutes 21 seconds
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398) Helena Norberg-Hodge: Artisanal futures and economics of happiness

“Once you start rebuilding more localized systems, they are almost without exception, going to be kinder to the environment and kinder to people structurally. ” In this episode, we are honored to welcome back our guest Helena Norberg-Hodge, a linguist, author, and filmmaker, and the founder of the Local Futures. As a pioneer and proponent of localization (decentralization), as well as her experience living in deep relation with the people of Ladakh over a 40-year period, Helena encourages “locality” grounded in community accountability, slowness, and (bio)diversity. Join Helena and our host Kamea as we explore the systemic barriers surrounding notions of philanthropy and investment, gift economies, and re-structuring community fabric from the bottom up. Throughout the conversation, Helena urges us to sit with the complexities of modern economic and agricultural practices that extract, monopolize, and homogenize cultures and lifeforms. Ultimately she a
05/05/20231 hour 9 minutes 6 seconds
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397) Rosamund Portus: A preemptive mourning of bee decline

“When I talk about extinction as a bio-cultural process, what I’m seeing or what I’m talking about is the fact that there’s lots of different species who are alive and who are working within a cultural entanglement which is shaping their capacity to either thrive or perhaps become endangered and go into decline... I see art as giving people a way to engage with that grief, and to engage with that emotional connection with the subject, but also to engage with a sense of agency over it.” In this episode, we welcome Rosamund Portus, an artist, writer and researcher of environmental humanities. Drawn to bees at an early age, by way of her exposure to gardening, Rosamund conducted her undergraduate dissertation on humans’ understanding of bee culture. She later pursued a Ph.D. in the social and cultural dimensions of bee population declines. In turn, Rosamund has gone on to complicate black and white “whodunit” narratives around species extinction, while advocating for cr
28/04/202355 minutes 3 seconds
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396) Staci K. Haines: Somatics for trauma healing and transformative justice

“If we’re soaking in all these default practices that are power-over practices that are reflected to us through the media, through our families and communities, through how the economy works, it means we’re embodying things that we might not even agree with that might not at all align with our values, but we’re embodying them anyway.” Staci K. Haines is a somatics innovator and the author of The Politics of Trauma. In her decades of working and teaching in the field of somatics, Staci has grown fascinated with the “how” rather than the “why.” She invokes questions such as how we are shaped, how we cultivate resilience, how we practice, and how we transform. Observing somatics as a holistic paradigm shift, Staci offers insight into the body as a form of place—a place where the personal meets the collective. With this in mind, she invites us to explore how working with embodied somatic practices in safe and acces
20/04/202350 minutes 24 seconds
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395) Andreas Weber: The ecological dimension of love

Dr. Andreas Weber is a biologist, philosopher, and writer, whose work focuses on re-evaluating our understanding of the living and dying. Andreas proposes understanding organisms as subjects, and hence the biosphere, as a meaning-creating and poetic reality. Accordingly, he holds that an economy inspired by nature should not be designed as a mechanistic optimisation machine, but rather as an ecosystem which transforms the mutual sharing of matter and energy into deeper meaning. Reflecting on his former education in biology and marine science, Andreas enriches a discourse on the limitations of objectivity under a strictly scientific lens. Through a “both-and” perspective, Andreas walks us through what he calls “poetic ecology,” as he navigates the nuance of ecological Eros of tapping into the aliveness of being. This aliveness, he proposes
13/04/20231 hour 1 minute 50 seconds
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394) Vijay Prashad: Reviving collective life and scaling small gestures of care

“Where is the space for a collective life? If you yell at the planet and say, ‘Why aren’t you acting collectively?’ You don’t understand this social system. This economic system has stolen collectivity from people.” In this episode, we welcome Vijay Prashad, an Indian historian, editor, and journalist. Vijay begins by sharing about the turning points in his life that led him to focus his work on unraveling the various atrocities visited upon people in the world. With a recognition of the power of media narratives, he goes on to address how both mainstream and independent media perpetuates the limiting view that democracies are driven primarily by participation in electoral politics. Offering alternative inspirations, Vijay shines a light on examples of grassroots movements in Brazil, India, and China,
06/04/202358 minutes 27 seconds
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393) James Bridle: Artificial intelligence and the fallacy of a computerizable world

In this episode, we welcome writer, artist, and technologist, James Bridle. James’s artworks have been commissioned by galleries and institutions and exhibited worldwide and on the internet. They are the author of New Dark Age (2018) and Ways of Being (2022), and they wrote and presented the radio series "New Ways of Seeing" for BBC Radio 4 in 2019. Join us as James investigates and complicates modernity’s entanglement with contemporary technology. Ever careful not to throw the baby out with the bath water, they urge us to think critically about the impact of tech
30/03/202347 minutes 22 seconds
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392) Eben Kirksey: Boundless entanglements with the virosphere

“I like thinking with viruses because they’re constantly infecting us, changing our nature. Some of them are even changing our genome. We’re constantly in relation with the world around us even though we can barely perceive and understand all of this complexity.” In this episode, we are joined by anthropologist Eben Kirksey, who invites us to think and feel through a new wave of viral theory through a lens of multi-species entanglement. Through his insatiable curiosity about nature-culture, Eben humbly approaches the viral world as one that reflects the limitations of fixed or reductive categorization. Ultimately, he leaves us with an invitation to explore how radically re-thinking viral systems can offer alternative ways of approaching contemporary socio-political predicaments. He asks: how can we sit with the complexities of symbiotic assemblages amongst species, and what novel relationships are imperative to uplift in an age of extinction?</
23/03/202357 minutes 29 seconds
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391) Enrique Salmón: Ancestral foodways that enrich local landscapes

"I came up with the idea of ‘Eating the Landscape’ because I was thinking about our Indigenous ancestral foodways. It’s not just about food. It’s not just about nutrition. ‘Eating the Landscape’ is about this large, interconnected matrix of our relationship to place." In this episode, Enrique Salmón, Ph.D. guides us to see Indigenous foodways as parts of an interconnected matrix of our relationship to place. Introducing the concept of “kincentric ecology,” Enrique problematizes one-size-fits-all approaches to caring for the land. He also elaborates on why many Native peoples are opposed to memory banking as a way to preserve Indigenous knowledge. Having completed his dissertation on how the bioregion of his Rarámuri people of the Sierra Madres of Chihuahua, Mexico influences their language and thought, Enrique invites us to understand the layered meanings behind the phrase “Eating the Landscape”—looking at food not just as sources of nourishment but a
16/03/20231 hour 37 seconds
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390) Rosetta S. Elkin: Troubling mass tree-planting and afforestation

“What we might want to do is learn where the word desertification comes from and when it should be used and when it is ill-used, at least to move forward into a more hopeful, more informed, more generous future that I think we all want.” Why should we challenge mass tree-planting projects as being politically neutral—as something that ought to garner universal support? What is the significance of reorienting our goals towards growing trees rather than planting trees? And what could it mean to love drylands as they are, troubling perspectives that problematize their existence? In this episode, we welcome Rosetta S. Elkin, the Principle of Practice Landscape, academic director of Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture Master’s in Landscape Architecture (MLA) program, and an Associate of The Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University.  Rosetta’s work considers living environments with a particular focus on plant life and climate ch
01/03/20231 hour 20 seconds
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389) Dany Celermajer: Multispecies justice and more-than-human entanglements

“I use the language of entanglement rather than interdependence because entanglement implies that what’s fundamental is relationships.” What are some of the limitations of human rights frameworks and the institutions that uphold them? What does it mean to go beyond recognizing our interdependence to seeing our deep entanglements with our more-than-human world? And how is the much more holistic framing of “multispecies justice” still reductive in terms of the forms of beings that they recognize? In this episode, we welcome Professor Dany Celermajer, Deputy Director of the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney who leads the Multispecies Justice project. Through the experience of living through the black summer bushfires with a multispecies community, she began writing about a new crime of our age, Omnicide and subsequently Summertime. Green Dreamer is a co
22/02/202356 minutes 46 seconds
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388) Daniel Immerwahr: Empire remade in form through technology

“One thing that the United States got really good at doing was basically replacing all colonial products with synthetic ones—swapping technology in for territory and replacing colonies with chemistry.” How have synthetic chemistry and technology allowed the United States as an empire to cease its reliance on colonies? And what is the significance of recognizing the greater history of the empire—beyond the borders of its symbolic “logo map”? In this episode, we welcome Daniel Immerwahr, a historian and the Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University. His most recent book is How to Hide an Empire. Green Dreamer is a community-supported podcast. Join our Patreon and contribute a gift of any amount today to help keep our platform alive: greendreamer.com/support // The musical offering fea
15/02/202341 minutes 7 seconds
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387) shakara tyler: Black farming as joyous, victorious, glorious

“We often forget that Black farmers were the foundation of the civil rights movement. Actually, a lot of Black agrarian scholars and organizers, and even some policy advocates that have been doing this work for a long time, would say that there’d be no civil rights movement if it wasn’t for Black farmers.” In this episode, we welcome dr. shakara tyler, a returning-generation farmer, educator and organizer who engages in Black agrarianism, agroecology, food sovereignty and environmental justice as commitments of abolition and decolonization. She serves as Board President at the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN), board member of the Detroit People’s Food Co-op (DPFC) and co-founder of the Detroit Black Farmer Land Fund (DBFLF) and a member of the Black Dirt Farm Collective (BDFC). Green Dreamer is a community-supported podcast. Join our Patreon and contribute a gift of any amount today to help keep our platform alive: greendreamer.com/support
08/02/202351 minutes 16 seconds
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386) Jen Telesca: The managed extinction of the giant bluefin tuna

“What I find worth remarking upon is the fact that the vast majority of people are so alienated from the Bluefin’s life world that they don’t know what an extraordinary creature she is—and instead just widely see her as a foodstuff, trafficked on the global market. It’s imperative for that worldview to change.” In this episode, we welcome Jennifer E. Telesca, Associate Professor of Environmental Governance in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment at the Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University, the Netherlands. Her work takes a critical approach to ocean studies, spanning the interests of environmental diplomacy, ethnographies of international law in society, the human–animal relationship, political economy, the politics of extinction, and science and technology in policymaking. She conducts fieldwork at the United Nations and in treaty bodies, diplomatic missions, and other sites scaled supranationally. Red Gold: The Man
01/02/20231 hour 1 minute 40 seconds
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385) Thom van Dooren: The evolving cultures of the more-than-human world

In this episode, we welcome Thom van Dooren, a field philosopher and writer. Thom is Deputy Director at the Sydney Environment Institute and teaches at the University of Sydney and the University of Oslo. His current research and writing focus on some of the many philosophical, ethical, cultural, and political issues that arise in the context of species extinctions and human entanglements with threatened species and places. This research works across the disciplines of cultural studies, philosophy, science and technology studies, and related fields. He has explored these themes in depth in three books: Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction (Columbia University Press, 2014), The Wake of Crows: Living and Dying in Shared Worlds (Columbia University Press, 2019), and A World in a Shell: Snail Stories for a Time of Extinctions (MIT Press, 2022). (The musical offering featured in thi
20/12/202252 minutes 54 seconds
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384) Rebecca Giggs: The world as reflected in the whale

In this episode, we welcome Rebecca Giggs, an award-winning author from Perth, Australia. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Emergence, the New York Times Magazine, Granta, and in anthologies including Best Australian Essays, and Best Australian Science Writing. Rebecca’s nonfiction focuses on how people feel towards animals in a time of technological and ecological change. Rebecca’s debut book is Fathoms: The World in the Whale. Some of the topics we explore include how whaling accelerated and shaped the historical process of industrialization, what impacts various industrial activities have had on whale songs and cultures, the critical role of migratory species, such as the Bogong moth, on enriching the habitats that they pass through, and more. (The musical offering featured in this episode is Eye of The Storm by Ali Dineen. The episode-inspired artwork is by Lucy Haslam.) Green D
13/12/202249 minutes 5 seconds
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383) Gabes Torres: Re-rooting therapy and re-membering community

“One of the introductions to Counseling Psychology teaches the Freudian concept of neutrality—when the patient’s social identity, when politics leave the door and you start treatment. But if we leave out identity, if we leave out the very sources as to why my client is sick in the first place, then I don’t see why this is not a cycle.” In this episode, we welcome Gabes Torres, a therapist, organizer, and artist who was born and raised in the Philippines. Her work focuses on imperialism and its vast impact our collective mental health. She has an MA in Theology & Culture, and Counseling Psychology; both graduate degrees were accomplished in Seattle, the city where she organized with abolitionist and anti-imperialist groups at a local, grassroots level. In her clinical practice, Gabes works primarily with women, femmes, and/or trans patients of the global majority, and she is a mentor to therapists,
06/12/202255 minutes 18 seconds
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382) Min Hyoung Song: From everyday denial to everyday attention

“Where our power comes from actually is in that space between the 'I' and the 'you'—that shared space. If we could tap into that, if we can find ways of working together, to form what I called 'shared agency,' then we can actually gain a lot of power to affect change.” In this episode, we welcome Min Hyoung Song, a Professor of English and the Director of the Asian American Studies Program at Boston College, as well as a steering committee member of Environmental Studies and an affiliated faculty member of African and African Diaspora Studies. He is the author of three books: Climate Lyricism (Duke, 2022), The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American (Duke, 2013) and Strange Future: Pessimism and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots (Duke, 2005).  (The musical offering featured in this episode Power by India Blue. The episode-inspired artwork is by Mi Young.) Green Dreamer would not be po
22/11/202245 minutes 32 seconds
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381) Stacy Alaimo: Our bodies are the Anthropocene

“All of these imaginings visually, as if we were in a spaceship and looking down on the Earth—whoever that we is, which is super problematic with the notion of the Anthropocene—safely above, looking at the mess we’ve created... And no. With Trans-corporeality, our bodies are already the Anthropocene.” In this episode, we welcome Professor Stacy Alaimo, Professor of English and Core Faculty Member in Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. She is the author of Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space (2000); Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self (2010); and Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times (2016). Alaimo is currently writing a book entitled Deep Blue Ecologies: Science, Aesthetics, and the Creatures of the Abyss. Her work explores the intersections between literary, artistic, political, and philosophical approaches to environmentalism a
16/11/202246 minutes 36 seconds
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380) Loren Cardeli: Who really feeds the world?

“For every $1 of aid Africa gets, $24 is taken out. We have to address something deeper, something more systemic, but we don’t want to talk about that. We want to talk about food waste, composting. Those are treating the symptoms of the disease, not the root. ” In this episode, we revisit our past conversation with Loren Cardeli, the co-founder and Executive Director of A Growing Culture, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, advancing a culture of farmer autonomy and agroecological innovation. A Growing Culture is a farmer-centric organization that believes the key to sustainability lies in returning small-scale farmers back to the forefront of agriculture. As part of this growing movement, Loren and his colleagues promote farmer-led research, extension, and outreach, helping to create sustainable, self-driving futures. (The musical offering featured in this episode Only the Truth by Johanna Warren.) Green Dreamer would not be possible wi
09/11/202254 minutes 56 seconds
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379) Hi'ilei Hobart: Ambient sovereignty and the question of temperature control

“When it comes to refrigeration, so many of us have just come to accept that that’s how things are done. But I think in the food sovereignty conversation, those dependencies can sometimes be overlooked when we’re talking about what it means to become sovereign.” In this episode, we welcome Hiʻilei Julia Kawehipuaakahaopulani Hobart (Kanaka Maoli), who is Assistant Professor of Native and Indigenous Studies at Yale University. An interdisciplinary scholar, she researches and teaches on issues of settler colonialism, environment, and Indigenous sovereignty. Her first book, Cooling the Tropics: Ice, Indigeneity, and Hawaiian Refreshment is a recipient of the press’s Scholars of Color First Book Award. Some of the topics we explore in this conversation include the symbolism of ice and shaved ice in Hawai’i, the establishment of the cold chain as an integral part of the global food system, provocations about the anthropocentric desire to
02/11/202245 minutes 3 seconds
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378) Asad Rehman: The end of imperialism in a radical green new deal

“Our economies globally have forced the Global South to be commodity-driven, export countries, with powerful multinationals. [The] profits that come from the exploitation of countries in the Global South flow to the Global North. As I say, imperialism is as alive today as it was then.” In this episode, we welcome Asad Rehman, the Executive Director of the radical anti-poverty and social justice organisation War on Want. Asad is a leading climate justice activist whose work has helped to reframe the climate crisis as a crisis of neoliberal capitalism, inequality, and racism. Asad has led climate justice groups inside the UNFCCC process, and was co-founder of the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice, is currently coordinator of the Global Green New Deal Project and was also one of the founders of the COP26 Coalition. Over the last 35 years, he has worked with many social movements both globally and nationally including the anti-racist movement, the alter-
25/10/20221 hour 1 minute 57 seconds
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377) Heather Davis: Living in 'Petrotime' and seeing plastic as grand-kin

“What [the plastiglomerate] really highlights is the fact that plastic is now so incredibly ubiquitous that it can’t be taken out or removed. It is, in fact, a part of geology at this point in time.” In this episode, we welcome Heather Davis, an assistant professor of Culture and Media at The New School in New York whose work draws on feminist and queer theory to examine ecology, materiality, and contemporary art in the context of settler colonialism. Her most recent book, Plastic Matter (Duke University Press, 2022), explores the transformation of geology, media, and bodies in light of plastic’s saturation. (The musical offering featured in this episode The Witness by Rowan Rain. The episode-inspired artwork is by Sophie Le Grelle.) Green Dreamer would not be possible without direct support from our listeners. Help us keep the show alive by reciprocating a gift of any amount today! GreenDreamer.com/support</
18/10/202257 minutes 16 seconds
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376) Craig Santos Perez: Poetry as therapy and political speech

"Poetry has always been a powerful space for healing, dealing with trauma, cultivating resilience in times of crisis or even depression..." In this episode, we welcome Dr. Craig Santos Perez, an indigenous CHamoru from the Pacific Island of Guam. He is the co-editor of six anthologies and the author of five books of poetry and the monograph Navigating CHamoru Poetry: Indigeneity, Aesthetics, and Decolonization. He is a professor in the English department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Some topics we explore in this conversation include a glimpse into the recent history of Guam and its Pacific Islander communities, the challenges of demilitarization and de-nuclearization amidst the global empires’ endless pursuit of domination, using poetry as political speech and literary therapy, and more. (The musical offering featured in this episode Eye of the storm by Ali Dineen. The episode-inspired
11/10/202243 minutes 28 seconds
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375) Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen: Reclaiming 'traditional' and recovering nordic animist relations

“Mythology is a language that places knowledge of relation into relation with people—[in a] way that appeals to our emotions and imaginations. It is a language that reaches deep into our instinctual system and our whole human constitution in order to make relational knowledge workable for us.” In this episode, we welcome Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen, a Ph.D in History of Religions, researching Brazilian orisha religion. He has lived in a number of countries in Europe, Africa North- and South America. His present work focuses on the rejected animis
04/10/202251 minutes 21 seconds
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374) Sharon Blackie: Re-enchanting the earth through mythology

“Story helps us weave ourselves into the land and feel a sense of wonder and awe when we step outside. This re-mythologizing, restorying to me is a really important way that we can find belonging to places from which we would otherwise perhaps feel quite alienated.” In this episode, we welcome Dr. Sharon Blackie, an award-winning writer, psychologist and mythologist. Her highly acclaimed books, courses, lectures and workshops are focused on the development of the mythic imagination, and on the relevance of myth, fairy tales and folk traditions to the personal, cultural and environmental problems we face today. Some of the topics we explore in this conversation include how the eco-heroine's journey offers more life-enhancing and community-centered visions for our paths forward, embracing menopause and elderhood as liberating and alchemical, what it means to re-enchant our lives with mythology to find belonging in place, and more. <p class=
27/09/202247 minutes 7 seconds
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373) Mark Rectanus: Reclaiming the arts from corporate influence

"In many cases, corporations are using [the museum's cultural capital] to reaffirm their status in a local community... Artists are increasingly concerned about the context in which their work is displayed and also the values of the museum and the sponsor." In this episode, we revisit our past conversation with Mark Rectanus, a University Professor of German Studies (Emeritus) in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Iowa State University. His publications include research on the German publishing industry, the book and electronic media, contemporary German literature, corporate sponsorships, cultural politics, museum studies, and contemporary art. His most recent book is Museums Inside Out: Artist Collaborations and New Exhibition Ecologies. Some of the topics we explore in this conversation include the influence of corporate funding on art and culture, what it might mean to decolonize museums in spite of many of their t
20/09/202241 minutes 32 seconds
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372) Sinegugu Zukulu: Resisting imposed development in the Wild Coast

“So-called ‘development’, envisioned outside of the community, more often than not brings challenges to the community because it doesn't take into consideration the aspirations, the culture, and the way of life of the people. It disregards the right of the people to self-determination. More than anything, it destroys the ecosystem of goods and services that people are reliant on.” In this episode, we welcome Sinegugu Zukulu, who describes himself as a champion of rural development, having worked all his life to promote development that directly benefits rural people. He works in community development in the Wild Coast, focusing on ecotourism development, agriculture and youth empowerment. It is Sinegugu’s work and life purpose to advocate for rural people living on communal land getting assistance to secure land tenure that supports their way of life without being pressured by imposed development. Some of the topics we explore in this convers
13/09/202253 minutes 1 second
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371) Brett Scott: Money consciousness and the war on cash

"If you're looking at the broad trajectory of corporate capitalism, it's towards institutional intermediation in everything... This 'unbanked' concept is always presented as if somehow it obviously represents a step up in the world. But [really], you're getting captured within an institutional framework or a type of conglomeration of institutions." In this Green Dreamer episode, we welcome Brett Scott, a journalist, campaigner, monetary anthropologist and former financial broker. He is the author of Cloudmoney: Cash, Cards, Crypto and the
06/09/202258 minutes 32 seconds
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370) Christine Winter: Rethinking the philosophies underlying settler politics

"To try and resolve the environmental problems that we're facing from within the same ontological and epistemological frameworks that have created the problem just can't work. The Western world needs to be rethinking the way it approaches what it is to be a human being on this planet, and what relationships are important." In this episode, we welcome Dr. Christine Winter (Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairoa, Ngati Pākeha), who is a senior lecturer in environmental, climate change, multispecies and indigenous politics. Her research focuses on the ways in which academic political theory, and particularly theories of justice, continue to perpetuate injustice for some people (and more specifically for Māori) and the environment. Her most recent research centers on ensuring the emerging field of a political theory of multispecies justice should have decolonial (and anticolonial) foundations. Some of the topics we explore in this conve
31/08/202243 minutes 27 seconds
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369) Andy Letcher: Cultivating reciprocity with animistic views of relationality

“An animistic worldview is one I think that is deeply embedded in relationality, exactly the kind we need at this moment of crisis. So far from it being a ‘primitive thing,’ I think actually it can show us ways forward about how to be in the world, and how to be in the world with gratitude, knowledge, reciprocity.” In this episode, we welcome Andy Letcher, a Senior Lecturer at Schumacher College, Devon UK, where he runs the MA Engaged Ecology. He is the author of Shroom: A Cultural History of the Magic Mushroom and numerous papers and chapters about the nature of contemporary psychedelic experience. Some of the topics we explore in this conversation include different interpretations of ecology and how they influence our approaches to caring for the planet, how the animistic worldview offers guidance for our paths towards collective healing, what it means
23/08/202241 minutes 15 seconds
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368) Christian Parenti: Recognizing capital as a social relation

"The idea of the catastrophic convergence essentially looks at how climate change interacts with the pre-existing crises of the legacy of US imperialism and Cold War militarism and neoliberal economic restructuring." In this episode, we welcome Christian Parenti, a Professor of Economics at John Jay College, City University of New York. His undergraduate and graduate teaching, and research, focus on: American economic history, environmental history, and the history of capitalism; climate change and sustainable energy; as well as war, policing, and political violence. Some of the topics we explore in this conversation include what Parenti means by “big storms require big government”, viewing capital in part as social relations, various regional conflicts resulting from the "catastrophic convergence" of climate change, militarism and imperialism, and neoliberal economic restructuring, and more. (The musical offering fea
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367) Mia Birdsong: Deepening our interdependence with community

“Freedom and friendship have the same etymological root, which means beloved... [Historically, freedom] was about your people and that collectively, you were able to get the things that you needed for everyone to survive — food, shelter, water — and that children, disabled people, babies, and elders were cared for. This was how you were free — in the collective.” In this episode, we welcome Mia Birdsong, a pathfinder, author, and facilitator who steadily engages the leadership and wisdom of people experiencing injustice to chart new visions of American life. She has a gift for making visible and leveraging the brilliance of everyday people so that our collective gifts reach larger spheres of influence, cultural and political change, and create wellbeing for all of us. Some of the topics we explore in this conversation include remembering a wiser and more radical meaning of “freedom”, re-envisioning
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366) Daniel Heath Justice: Indigenous literature and decolonial libraries

“English embeds certain things just by virtue of its structure. It’s a very thing-ifying language; it’s very noun-heavy. Most of the Indigenous languages that I know of are very relational and verb-heavy. It’s a fundamentally different way of relating to the world and to community. If [the] Indigenous literature [you see] is all in English, then you’re missing a significant reality in terms of Indigenous forms of expression.” In this episode, we welcome Daniel Heath Justice, a Colorado-born citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He works on Musqueam territory at the University of British Columbia, where he is Professor of Critical Indigenous Studies and English and holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture. A literary scholar, fantasy novelist, and cultural historian, his critical and creative work considers Indigenous kinship, sexuality, speculative fiction, and other-than-human relations. Some of the topics we
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365) Sophie Strand: Rewilding myths and storytelling

"The transition from oral cultures into written cultures, for me, really signals a conceptual change that then uproots us from an embedded, environmental, relational existence, in such a way that a certain analytical, linear, and reductionist thinking becomes possible." In this episode, we welcome Sophie Strand, a writer based in the Hudson Valley who focuses on the intersection of spirituality, storytelling, and ecology. Her first book of essays The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine will be published by Inner Traditions in Fall 2022 and is available for pre-order. Her eco-feminist historical fiction reimagining of the gospels The Madonna Secret will also be published by Inner Traditions in Spring 2023. Subscribe to her newsletter, and follow her work on Instagram. Some of the topics we explore in this conversation include how the historical transition from oral to chirograp
19/07/202249 minutes 37 seconds
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364) Helena Norberg-Hodge: Reorienting towards economics of happiness

“There’s a lot of awareness about the direct lobbying of big money in politics. But that doesn’t take into account the much more dangerous way that big money is shaping the narrative through the media, even through funding in science and academia. That has led to this narrow fixation on carbon and an embrace of robots and satellites as the way to deal with climate change.” In this episode, we revisit our past conversation with Helena Norberg-Hodge, a pioneer of the new economy movement and a leading proponent of “localization” (or decentralization). As the author of Ancient Futures and Local is Our Future, she also founded The International Alliance for Localization and Local Futures, which works to renew ecological, social and spiritual wellbeing by guiding communities towards a sustainable future of interconnected, localized economies. Some of the topics we explore in this conversation include the li
12/07/202243 minutes 24 seconds
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363) Annie McClanahan: The possibility of a world disentangled from wages

“Under a capitalist system of production or any system of production based on the extraction of value via wages, it’s always going to be the case that mechanization leads to more work and lower wages...” In this episode, we welcome Annie McClanahan, an Assistant Professor of English at UC Irvine, where she is also a faculty advisor for UCI-LIFTED, a prison education program. Her first book, Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and 21st Century Culture, was published in 2016, and she is currently finishing a second book, Tipwork, Gigwork, Microwork: Culture and the Wages of Service. Some of the topics we explore in this conversation include the history of today's service and tip work economies, the trend of automation driving deskilled labor and microwork, the possibility of a world disentangled from wages, and more. (The musical offering featured in this episode is Come The Rain by Maggie Clifford. The episode-inspire
05/07/202253 minutes 21 seconds
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362) Catriona Sandilands: Botanical colonialism and biocultural histories

"We sometimes forget that the knowledge systems we use to conceptualize the world are not necessarily exactly the same thing as the world that we're conceptualizing. We mistake the model of the model for the thing that is being modeled. We mistake the map for the territory. We mistake the word for the thing." In this episode, we welcome Catriona Sandilands, a professor of environmental arts and justice at the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University. Having written, edited, or co-edited four books and close to 100 essays and articles, her research areas include queer and feminist posthumanities, critical plant studies, biocultural histories, ecocriticism, and public environmental engagement through literature and storytelling. Some of the topics we explore in this conversation include cultivating plurality within the stories we tell, remembering histories of reciprocity coming from Western traditions, the connection between
28/06/202243 minutes 8 seconds
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361) Micha Rahder: Thinking through the ecology of knowledges

“We are all pretty familiar with the concept of the ‘biosphere’, which is the ‘living layer’ of the earth. The ‘noosphere’ is the ‘thinking layer’ of the earth that grows in and from that biosphere. It includes human thought and activity but is also much more than that.” In this episode, we welcome Dr. Micha Rahder, the author of An Ecology of Knowledges and an independent scholar, freelance editor, indexer, and writing coach living in North Carolina. Her research and writing address environmental themes ranging from forest conservation in northern Guatemala to extraterrestrial futures. (The musical offering in th
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360) Sophie Chao: Pluralizing justice amidst the expansion of palm oil projects

“Lies, deceit, and dupery are also very much part of the story. Often, these promises are made in the early stages of oil palm development, but they do not end up materializing in practice.” In this episode, we welcome Dr. Sophie Chao, a Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) Fellow and Lecturer at the Department of Anthropology, University of Sydney. Her research investigates the intersections of Indigeneity, ecology, capitalism, health, and justice in the Pacific. Chao is the author of In the Shadow of the Palms: More-Than-Human Becomings in West Papua (Duke University Press, 2022) and co-editor of The Promise of Multispecies Justice (Duke University Press, 2022). (The musical offering in this episode is Come The Rain by Maggie Clifford.) Support our in(ter)dependent show: GreenDreamer.com/support
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359) Gavin Van Horn: The practice of kinning as porous beings

"Instead of being head over heels, be heels over head—privilege your sense of touch. I think that shifts the weight of an overactive mind back into the body, [towards] our full body-mind experiences." In this episode, we welcome Gavin Van Horn, Ph.D, Executive Editor at the Center for Humans and Nature and leads the Book Series for the Center for Humans and Nature Press. He is the co-editor, with Robin Wall Kimmerer and John Hausdoerffer, of the five-volume series, Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations; and the author of The Way of Coyote: Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds. (The musical offering in this episode is Power to Change by Luna Bec.) Support our in(ter)dependent show: GreenDreamer.com/support
07/06/202246 minutes 14 seconds
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358) Dimah Mahmoud: The power in culture and the revolution of consciousness

"We are not a lacking people. We are more than capable to provide for ourselves. The issue is those who continue to pretend that they are here to help are here for other intentions.” In this episode, we welcome Dimah Mahmoud, who facilitates order by manipulating chaos and stops at nothing for Truth, Justice and Love
31/05/202251 minutes 58 seconds
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357) Guillaume Pitron: The shifting conflicts and costs of ‘green’ energy

  “The sooner we are able to get rid of these two commodities, oil and coal, the better it will be... But 'green' technologies such as electric cars, solar panels, and wind turbines, don’t come out of thin air.” –Guillaume Pitron In this episode, we revisit our past conversation with Guillaume Pitron, an award-winning journalist and documentary-maker for some of France’s leading TV channels. From Chinese rare earth metals, oil extraction in Alaska, to Sudanese gum arabic and khat trading in Djibouti, he focuses his work on commodities and on the economic, political, and environmental issues associated with their use. His first book, T
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356) Rami Barhoush: Occupation, identity, and olive trees in Palestine

“For Palestinians, agriculture seems to be the only option. This is why we see the vicious, atrocious, and systematic attacks against Palestinian farmers.” In this episode, we welcome Rami Barhoush, an activist and president of the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature, known as APN, based in Amman, Jordan. The independent non-profit organization seeks to enhance the capacity of Arab peoples, including those living under occupation and armed conflicts, to protect, sustain, and establish sovereignty over their natural resources and food, while strengthening the advocacy efforts of civil society organizations on regional and global environmen
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355) A. Naomi Paik: Sanctuary for all, sanctuary everywhere

“If you’re actually targeting migrants as the source of the problem, if we’re thinking about climate migration as one of the amplified 'threats' from the Department of Defense’s point of view, then you’re never actually going to solve the problem because you’re only addressing the symptom and not the root cause.” In this episode, we welcome A. Naomi Paik<span style= "font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu
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354) Johann Hari: Reclaiming our capacities for deep thinking and intimate engagement

"“There’s a lot of evidence that the world, and our experience of life, has massively sped up... We’re all speed-reading life now, and we’re living at a pace that makes deep thought impossible.” In this episode, we welcome Johann Hari, a writer and journalist who has written for the New York Times, Le Monde, The Guardian and other newspapers. His TED talks and NowThis viral video have been viewed almost 100 million times, and his work has been praised by a broad range of people. Johann is the author of Stolen Focus, which was published in January of this year. Support our community-powered show: GreenDreamer.com/support (The musical offering in this episode is Debt by Luna Bec.)
26/04/202258 minutes 57 seconds
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353) Jason Moore: The impossible endless accumulation of capital

In this episode, we welcome Jason W. Moore, an environmental historian and historical geographer at Binghamton University, where he is professor of sociology. He is author or editor of several books: most recently, of Capitalism in the Web of Life; and, with Raj Patel, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things. His books and essays on environmental history, capitalism, and social theory have been widely recognized, and he coordinates the World-Ecology Research Network.  Support our community-powered show: GreenDreamer.com/support (The musical offering in this episode is Debt by Luna Bec.)
19/04/202253 minutes 23 seconds
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352) Jessica Hernandez: Healing with Indigenous science and holistic thinking

“In a way, Western science compartmentalizes a lot of the information through those boxes or as I say, through those puzzle pieces. Indigenous science looks at the entire picture to formulate our information and our questions.” In this episode, we welcome Dr. Jessica Hernandez, a transnational Indigenous scholar, scientist, and community advocate based in the Pacific Northwest. Her work is grounded in her Indigenous cultures and ways of knowing. She advocates for climate, energy, and environmental justice through her scientific and community work and strongly believes that Indigenous sciences can heal our Indigenous lands. Jessica is the author of the newly published Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes through Indigenous Science. (The musical offering in this episode is Debt by Luna Bec.
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351) Chelsea Mikael Frazier: Learning environmentalism through the lens of Black feminism

“One of the most powerful untapped resources is spirituality. Spirituality—particularly spirituality from Black and Indigenous communities all over the world—has been so denigrated and so viciously attacked that many people are unaware of its transformative potential.” This is a replay of our past interview with Chelsea Mikael Frazier, Ph.D., a Black Feminist eco-critic who writes, researches and teaches at the intersection of Black feminist theory and environmental thought. (The musical offering in this episode is Debt by Luna Bec.) Green Dreamer is an in(ter)dependent, community-powered podcast. If our work has inspired you, please consider reciprocating a gift of support to help sustain the show:  GreenDreamer.com/support
05/04/202242 minutes 32 seconds
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350) Brad Evans: Reclaiming community and the power of silence

“We’ve collapsed the idea of community with 'connectivity'. But being 'connected' doesn’t mean you have any sense of community. To have a community, you need something very visceral, you need to be in close proximity with people, to communicate on a day-to-day basis, to understand the flaws of people. It’s not about curated existences.” In this episode, we welcome Brad Evans, a political philosopher, critical theorist, and writer, who specializes in the problem of violence. His work is particularly concerned with addressing the multiple forms violence takes in the world, while developing a more poetic critique that highlights the importance of the arts and the imaginary. The author of nineteen books and edited volumes, along with over a hundred academic and media articles, he currently holds a Chair in Political Violence & Aesthetics at the University of Bath, United Kingdom. (The musical offering in this episode is Debt by Luna Bec.) Gr
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349) Amalia Leguizamon: A mass consent for socio-ecological injustice

"Why is it important to focus on regular people, people in the in-between, people who bear some cost but also reap some profit? Because it gives us an insight into most people’s lives. As long as we don’t understand how we become acquiescent, not much will change." In this episode, we welcome Amalia Leguizamón, Associate Professor of Sociology and core faculty at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. Her research examines the political economy of the environment in Latin America, particularly Argentina’s swift agrarian transformation based on the early adoption and intensive implementation of genetically modified soybeans. She is also the author of Seeds of Power: Environmental Injustice and Genetically Modified Soybeans in Argentina (Duke University Press, 2020). The song featured in this episode is Things It Would Have Been Helpf
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348) Kregg Hetherington: The paradox of destroying lands in the name of social welfare

“This is what I call the agrobiopolitical paradox at the center of the modern agricultural state: Paraguay trying to push hard to get more soybeans out there and on the other hand trying to create institutions to protect people from all the soybeans that the left hand is putting in place.” In this episode, we welcome Kregg Hetherington, Ph.D., who is a political anthropologist specializing in the environment, infrastructure, and the bureaucratic state. He is the author of The Government of Beans. Kregg's long-term ethnographic work in Paraguay chronicles how small farmers caught in a sweeping agrarian transition have experienced the country's halting transition to democracy, showing how activists create new ways of thinking and practicing government. Subscribe and listen to Green Dreamer in any podcast app or read on for the episode transcript. (The musical offering in this episode is Debt by Luna Bec. The episode artwork is b
15/03/202247 minutes 4 seconds
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347) Kai Bosworth: Mobilizing through pipeline populism

"That neoliberal, technocratic environmentalism is also what we would call depoliticizing... it avoids the more transformative types of policies or solutions that extend outside of the policy realm and are necessary for confronting the climate crisis as we recognize it today." In this episode, we welcome Kai Bosworth, a geographer, political ecologist, and Assistant Professor at the School of World Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the author of Pipeline Populism: Grassroots Environmentalism in the 21st Century, which examines pipeline opposition movements in the central United States and the ways in which they have transformed the politics of climate justice. Kai researches affect and emotion, radical politics, and materialism, as well as the ways in which space, ecology, and nature are enrolled in social projects of oppression or liberation. <span style="fon
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346) Emma Dowling: Understanding the care crisis

Emma Dowling IS a sociologist at the University of Vienna in Austria. She has previously held academic positions in Britain and Germany, and her most recent work asks what our economy looks like when viewed from the perspective of care, charting the material conditions that shape its configurations. Emma is the author of The Care Crisis - What Caused It and How Can We End It? published with Verso Books. Support our community-powered show to continue: GreenDreamer.com/support (The musical offering in this episode is Debt by Luna Bec. The episode artwork is by fuchsia.) Green Dreamer is a community-supported podcast and multimedia journal exploring our paths to collective healing, biocultural revitalization, and true abundance and wellness for all. Find our show notes, transcripts, and newsletter at GreenDreamer.com.
01/03/202248 minutes 54 seconds
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345) Bram Ebus: Power, poverty, and criminality in the gold industry

Bram Ebus has worked on resource conflicts, drug policies, and state-corporate crimes in Latin America since 2010. He holds a master's degree from the University of Utrecht in Global Criminology with a focus on environmental and state-corporate crimes. In recent years, Bram has been active as an NGO consultant and investigative journalist, publishing for a variety of international media, and worked as the lead journalist for an award-winning interactive media production on mining conflicts in Venezuela. (The musical offering in this episode is Magic Hits by Adrian Sutherland. The episode artwork is by Aude Nasr.) Green Dreamer is a community-supported podcast and m
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344) Scott Timcke: Algorithmic capitalism and digital dehumanization

Scott Timcke, Ph.D., is a comparative historical sociologist who studies race, class, and technology in modernity. He is a research associate with the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Social Change and a fellow at the University of Leeds’ Centre for African Studies where he studies the overlap between algorithmic capitalism, FinTech, and neocolonialism. He is also the author of Algorithms and The End of Politics. The song featured in this episode is Debt by Luna Bec. Green Dreamer is a community-supported podcast and multimedia journal exploring our paths to collective healing, biocultural revitalization, and true abundance and wellness for all. Find our show notes and transcripts at GreenDreamer.com. Help us reach our Patreon goal: GreenDreamer.com/support.
15/02/202254 minutes 12 seconds
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343) Beatriz Caiuby Labate: Sacred plant medicines and healing psychedelics

Dr. Beatriz Caiuby Labate (Bia Labate) has her core interests in the study of psychoactive substances, drug policies, shamanism, ritual, and religion. She is the author, co-author, and co-editor of seventeen books, one journal special edition, and several peer-reviewed articles. She is also the Executive Director of the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines. The song featured in this episode is Magic Hits by Adrian Sutherland. The episode artwork is by Danii Pollehn. Green Dreamer is a community-supported podcast and multimedia journal exploring our paths to collective healing, biocultural revitalization, and true abundance and wellness for all. Find our show notes and transcripts at GreenDreamer.com. Help us reach our Patreon goal: GreenDreamer.com/support.
08/02/202247 minutes 34 seconds
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342) Harriet Washington: Confronting medical apartheid and the medical-industrial complex

In this episode, we revisit our past conversation with Harriet Washington, an award-winning medical writer and editor and the author of the best-selling book Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. She's also the author of A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and its Assault on the American Mind. In her work, Harriet focuses mainly on bioethics, the history of medicine, African-American health
01/02/202255 minutes 50 seconds
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341) John Hausdoerffer: Re-embodying our roles as placelings

What does it mean to understand our roles not as Earthlings but as “Placelings”? And as we deepen into the work of collective healing, what underlies the invitation to reframe the preservation of "wildness” into a re-establishment of “kinship”? John Hausdoerffer, Ph.D., is an author and teacher from Crested Butte, Colorado, where he serves as the Dean of the Clark School of Environment & Sustainability at Western Colorado University. John is the editor of What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be? and of the book series, Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations. The song featured in this episode is I Remember by The Awakening Orchestra. The episode artwork is by Nano Février. Green Dreamer is a community-supported podcast and multimedia journal exploring our paths to collective healing, biocultural revita
25/01/202252 minutes 47 seconds
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340) Liam Campling + Alex Colás: A tragedy of the commodity at sea

How might we re-envision “international collaboration” beyond the political framework of nation-state institutions? And what could it mean to work more strategically in socio-ecological activism, targeting the choke points and the arteries of global trade and extractivism? In this episode, we welcome Liam Campling, a Professor of International Business & Development at the Queen Mary University of London, and Alejandro Colás, a Professor of International Relations, Birkbeck, at the University of London. They are co-authors of Capitalism and the Sea. The song featured in this episode is A Woman and The Universe by Lara Bello. The episode artwork is by Nano Février. Green Dreamer is a community-supported podcast and multimedia journal exploring our paths to collective healing, ecological regeneration, and true abundance and wellness for all. Find our show not
18/01/202256 minutes 49 seconds
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339) Vanessa Raditz: Queering resilience in the face of climate catastrophes

What does it mean to queer resilience in the face of climate catastrophes? And how might the dominant modes of disaster relief reinforce the centralized systems predicated on extraction and exploitation? In this episode, we welcome Vanessa Raditz, a queer biocultural geographer, educator, and storyteller dedicated to community healing, opening access to land and resources, and fostering a thriving local economy based on ecological resilience. They are a chronic academic, a current PhD student, a founding member of the Queer Ecojustice Project, a co-organizer of #Queers4ClimateJustice, and the director of the film “Fire & Flood: Queer Resilience in the era of Climate Change”. The song featured in this episode is Fallen Stars by Desmond White. Green Dreamer is a community-supported podcast and multimedia journal exploring our paths
11/01/202248 minutes 13 seconds
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338) Vanessa Andreotti: Allowing Earth to dream through us

What might it mean for humanity to reach a level of maturation to be able to confront the multilayered crises we now face—calling upon us to “grow up and show up” for ourselves and our planet? And how might recognizing the broader contexts that each of our generations were raised in help us to have more empathy when navigating our differences? Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti is a Brazilian educator and Indigenous and Land Rights advocate. She is a professor and Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities, and Global Change at the University of British Columbia, and she is one of the founders of the "Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures Arts/Research Collective" and part of the coordination team of the "Last Warning" campaign. Vanessa is also the author of Hospicing Modernity: Facing Humanity's Wrongs and Implications for Social Activism. The song featured in this episode is Brown Leaves by Desmond
04/01/202248 minutes 10 seconds
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337) Edgar Villanueva: Money as sacred medicine

What would change if we viewed money as sacred, as a potential form of medicine? And how do the incentives embedded within the world of philanthropy act as barriers for it to catalyze deep transformations? In this episode, we welcome Edgar Villanueva, a globally recognized author, activist, and expert on social justice philanthropy. Edgar is the author of the bestselling book Decolonizing Wealth and the founder and principal of Decolonizing Wealth Project and Liberated Capital. The song featured in this episode is I Remember by The Awakening Orchestra (Biophilia Records). Green Dreamer is a community-supported podcast and multimedia journal exploring our paths to collective healing, ecological regeneration, and true abundance and wellness for all. Find our show notes, transcripts, and news
14/12/202144 minutes 57 seconds
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336) Max Ajl: A deeper green new deal for the people

If the popularized vision of the Green New Deal were to be realized, how might that play out? And how do we contextualize the historical process of creating nation-states deemed as “underdeveloped”, “developing”, or “developed”? In this episode, we welcome Max Ajl, Ph.D, the author of A People's Green New Deal. Ajl is based at Wageningen University's Rural Sociology Group, and he is an associated researcher with the Tunisian Observatory for Food Sovereignty and the Environment. Ajl's academic articles and reviews on Middle East and North African agriculture and development theory have been published in Globalizations, Review of African Political Economy, Middle East Report, along with several in the Jour
07/12/202153 minutes 24 seconds
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335) Emma Bedor Hiland: The digitization of mental healthcare

What have been the shortcomings of the various technologies promising to make mental health care more accessible? And what does it mean to maintain a sense of humanity in our systems of care—in a world where therapeutic support of different forms is increasingly digitized? In this episode, we welcome Emma Bedor Hiland, Ph.D., the author of Therapy Tech: The Digital Transformation of Mental Healthcare. As a feminist scholar, she brings an intersectional approach to analyses of the social and cultural effects of media and new technologies. Her work explores questions of what it means to live well, to be happy, and to pursue health. The song featured in this episode is A Woman and The Universe
30/11/202147 minutes 23 seconds
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334) Melanie Yazzie: Building Indigenous solidarity and power

What does it mean for those working within academia to become scholar-activists—going beyond working to rise within the ranks of educational institutions to engage with and help enact change within their communities? And why is maintaining an internationalist lens critical for those wanting to support Indigenous rights, sovereignty, and liberation? In this episode, we welcome Melanie Yazzie Ph.D., a citizen of the Navajo Nation. She is Assistant Professor of Native American Studies and American Studies at the University of New Mexico. She specializes in Navajo/American Indian history, political ecology, Indigenous feminist and queer studies, and theories of policing and the state. She organizes with The Red Nation, and she is the author of Red Nation Rising: From Bordertown Violence to Native Liberation. The song featured in this episode is The Suicide from Hometown, provi
23/11/202153 minutes 10 seconds
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333) David Boarder Giles: A mass conspiracy to feed each other

How do we make sense of the contradiction of having both excess food and food insecurity at the same time? And how do counterculture movements like Food Not Bombs prefigure the alternative worlds that are possible? In this episode, we welcome David Boarder Giles, the author of A Mass Conspiracy to Feed People: Food Not Bombs and the World-Class Waste of Global Cities, and an anthropologist of food, waste, cities, and social movements who teaches at Deakin University in Melbourne. He focuses on the relationships between economy, identity, and affect or feeling, and his writing is largely organized around three intersecting topics: the role of abject economies in global cities, globalized efforts at municipal governance, and emergent networks and counterpublics cultivated within those abject economies. For him, these are the topics that are the most interesting and the most pressing. // The song f
16/11/202154 minutes 53 seconds
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332) Konda Mason: Holding love capital sacred

How has philanthropy traditionally worked to uphold the extractive economic system? And what does it mean to recognize the various forms of capital that we have beyond financial capital? In this episode, we welcome Konda Mason, a social entrepreneur, Earth and social justice activist, spiritual teacher, and the president of Jubilee Justice, a nonprofit working to bring economic equity to BIPOC farmers and ecological sustainability by introducing an innovative way of growing rice while convening deeply transformational journeys—exploring the intersection of land, race, money, and spirit. The song featured in this episode is Little Girl by Lil Idli.   Green Dreamer is a community-supported podcast and multimedia journal exploring our paths to collective healing, ecological regeneration, and true abundance and wellness for all. Find our show notes, transcripts, and newsl
09/11/202147 minutes 4 seconds
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331) Monica Gagliano: Regenerating the human spirit

How does viewing the Earth as an embodiment of imagination invite us to conceptualize or feel our ecological crises in different ways? And what does it mean to be more imaginative with our scientific inquiries—while also remaining a humility to recognize the limitations of this particular lens? In this episode, we welcome Monica Gagliano, the author of Thus Spoke the Plant and a Research Associate Professor in evolutionary ecology at Southern Cross University, where she directs the Biological Intelligence (BI) Lab as part of the Diverse Intelligences Initiative of the Templeton World Charity Foundation. Gagliano's work has extended the concept of cognition (including perception, learning processes, memory) in plants. By re-kindling a sense of wonder for this beautiful place we call home, she is helping to create a fresh imaginative ecology of mind that can inspire the emergence of truly innovative solutions to
02/11/202157 minutes 19 seconds
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330) Fariha Róisín: Finding healing beyond the wellness-industrial-complex

How have the wellness and beauty industries thrived off of a dominant culture of non-acceptance? And what might be the healing potentials that lie in plant medicines—when their sacred origins and rituals are honored and respected? In this episode, we welcome Fariha Róisín. As a multidisciplinary artist who is a Muslim queer Bangladeshi, she is interested in the margins, in liminality, otherness, and the mercurial nature of being. Róisín is the author of the poetry collection How To Cure A Ghost, as well as the novel Like A Bird. Her upcoming work is a book of non-fiction entitled, Who Is Wellness For? and her second book of poetry is entitled Survival Takes a Wild Imagination. The song featured in this episode is Little Girl by Lil Idli.   Green Dreamer is a community-supported podcast and mult
27/10/202148 minutes 57 seconds
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329) Kristina Lyons: Soil as cultural, relational, historical

What does it mean to "see" soil beyond their chemistry and biology—understanding also their cultural, relational, and historical embodiment? How have Colombian small and Indigenous farmers resisted—and thrived—even amidst decades of armed conflicts, scientific colonization, and epistemological and ontological violences? In this episode, we welcome Dr. Kristina Lyons, an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, whose current research is situated at the interfaces of socio-ecological conflicts, transitional justice, community-based forms of reconciliation, militarized psychologies, and science and legal studies in Colombia. Her book, Vital Decomposition, weaves together an intimate ethnography of two kinds of practitioners: state soil scientists and small farmers who attempt to cultivate alternatives to commercial coca crops and the militar
19/10/202143 minutes 11 seconds
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328) Nick Estes: Decolonial histories and The Red Deal

In this episode, we welcome Nick Estes, a member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe and co-founder of The Red Nation. Nick is a historian, journalist, and author of Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance. Together, we unravel the topics of why truth-seeking to better understand history has become so politicized and contentious, the boarding school system that the U.S. used to assimilate Native children, The Red Deal as going beyond what The Green New Deal addresses, and more. (The musical offering in this episode is Mother by Jared Sowan, provided to us by Indigenous Cloud.)   Green Dreamer is a community-supported podcast and multimedia journal exploring our paths to collective healing, ecological regeneration, and true abundance and wellness for all. Find ou
12/10/202157 minutes 53 seconds
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REFLECT | Charles Eisenstein: Expanding climate narratives

In this episode, we revisit our past conversation with Charles Eisenstein, a public speaker and author of the books Climate — A New Story, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, The Ascent of Humanity, and Sacred Economics. Charles‘ work covers a wide range of topics, including the history of human civilization, economics, spirituality, and the ecology movement. And some primary themes that he explores include anti-consumerism, interdependence, and how myth and narrative influence culture.   The musical offering shared in this episode is Mother by Jared Sowan, provided to us by Indigenous Cloud.   Green Dreamer is a community-supported podcast and multimedia journal exploring our paths to collective healing, ecological regeneration, and true abundance and wellness for all. Find our show notes, transcripts, and newsletter at GreenDreamer.com.<
05/10/20211 hour 11 minutes 7 seconds
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327) Shilpa Jain: Cycles of hurt, cycles of healing

How might we lean into appreciative inquiry in support of a cycle of healing? And what does it mean to view conflicts as potentials for collective breakthroughs? In this episode, we welcome Shilpa Jain, the Executive Director of YES! and a facilitator, author, and educator on topics including globalization, creative expressions, ecology, democratic living, innovative learning, and unlearning. The musical offering in this episode is Grandmother’s Song by Hand Drum Songs, provided to us by Indigenous Cloud. *** ABOUT: Green Dreamer is a community-supported podcast and multimedia journal exploring our paths to collective healing, ecological regeneration, and true abundance and wellness for all. Find our show notes, transcripts, and weekly newsletter at GreenDreamer.com. Support the show
28/09/202149 minutes 19 seconds
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326) Pete Davis: Committing in an age of infinite browsing

What signs are there that the dominant culture has trended towards one of “choice paralysis”, with many stuck in “infinite browsing mode”? And how might encouraging people to commit—to causes, place, people, projects—support the societal transformation many deeply yearn for? In this episode, we welcome Pete Davis, a writer and civic advocate from Falls Church, Virginia. Pete works on civic projects aimed at deepening American democracy and solidarity, and he is the co-founder of Getaway and the Democracy Policy Network. Pete became well-known for his Harvard Law School graduation speech, “A Counterculture of Commitment,” which has been viewed
22/09/202140 minutes 36 seconds
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325) Karen Washington: Food security, justice, sovereignty

What are the differences between “food security”, “food justice”, and “food sovereignty”? And while food aid and soup kitchens play a critical role in the immediate term, how might they still help to uphold the same power dynamics that historically marginalized communities wish to compost? In this episode, we welcome Karen Washington, a farmer and activist, to Green Dreamer. Karen is a co-owner/farmer at Rise & Root Farm in Chester, New York, and in 2010, she co-founded Black Urban Growers (BUGS), an organization supporting growers in both urban and rural settings. Karen currently serves on the boards of the New York Botani
14/09/202138 minutes 57 seconds
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324) Alnoor Ladha: Sacred activism and contextualized spirituality

How does viewing people as “contextual beings” help us to realize the systemic changes that need to be made? What does it mean to have spiritual and political praxis—to see the shortcomings of New-Age spirituality when practiced in silos? In this episode, we welcome Alnoor Ladha, the co-founder and Executive Director of The Rules and a board member of Culture Hack Labs, a co-operatively run advisory for social movements and progressive organizations. Alnoor comes from a Sufi lineage and writes about the crossroads of politics and spirituality in troubled times. His work focuses on the intersection of political organizing, systems thinking, structural change, and narrative work. The musical offering in
07/09/202151 minutes 31 seconds
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323) Raj Patel & Rupa Marya, MD: Deep medicine for collective healing

What does it mean to see the inflammation of our bodies and Earth as interconnected and as signals of what is wrong outside? How did the major philanthropies shape the field of modern medicine to privilege or devalue certain forms of knowledge? In this episode, we're joined by Rupa Marya, MD and Raj Patel, co-authors of Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice. Rupa Marya is a physician, an activist, a mother, and a composer. She is an associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, co-founder of the Do No Harm Coalition, and co-founder of the Deep Medicine Circle. Currently, she is helping to set up Mni Wiconi Clinic and Farm at Standing Rock, and she is also part of the Farming Is Medicine project. Raj Patel is a research professor at the University of Texas at Austin’s Lyn
31/08/202149 minutes 2 seconds
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322) Alexis Shotwell: Purity politics in compromised times

What is it that drives our individualistic pursuits for ethical purity? How do we embrace complicity as the starting point and begin to take responsibility for our messy histories? In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Alexis Shotwell, whose work focuses on complexity, complicity, and collective transformation. A professor at Carleton University, on unceded Algonquin land, she is the co-investigator for the AIDS Activist History Project and the author of Knowing Otherwise: Race, Gender, and Implicit Understanding and Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times. The musical offering shared in this episode is Mother by Jared Sowan, provided to us by Indigenous Cloud.   Green Dreamer is a community-supported podcast and multimedia journal exploring our paths to collective healing, ecological regeneration, and true abundance and wellness f
24/08/202149 minutes 12 seconds
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321) Tyson Yunkaporta: A different kind of growth

If material, economic growth is merely an illusion within a closed-loop system, what does it mean to re-orient towards the growth of intimacy, depth, complexity, and diversity? What does "Indigenous thinking" mean, if not some monolithic, prescriptive way of seeing the world? In this episode, we welcome Dr. Tyson Yunkaporta, an academic, an arts critic, and a researcher who is a member of the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland. He carves traditional tools and weapons and also works as a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne. Dr. Yunkaporta is the author of Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save The World. The musical offering in this episode is Karma by Sarah Kinsley.   Help us reach our Patreon goal: Patreon.com/GreenDreamer Green Dreamer is a community-supported podcast and multimedia journal explori
17/08/20211 hour 4 minutes 39 seconds
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320) Leny Strobel: Finding belonging and remembering how to dwell in place

How might we think and act differently if we recognized ourselves in our “Long Body”—seeing our continually transforming identities beyond our physical bodies into the past and the future? In the midst of an increasing loneliness epidemic, where so many feel disoriented, disassociated, and uprooted, how do we begin to regain a deep sense of belonging to dwell in place? In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Leny Mendoza Strobel, a Kapampangan from Central Luzon in the Philippines, who is currently a settler on Wappo, Pomo, and Coast Miwok lands. Leny is a Founding Elder at the Center for Babaylan Studies and a Professor Emerita in American Multicultural Studies at Sonoma State University. The musical offering in this episode is I’m Not a Mountain by Sarah Kinsley. Help us reach our Patreon goal: Patreon.com/GreenDreamer <p cl
10/08/202150 minutes 22 seconds
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319) Errol Schweizer: Navigating the exploitive food system towards worker justice

How might "eco-" or "ethical" certifications fall short of our hopes or expectations for what they mean and guarantee? What is it that leads many socially-driven food startups to become co-opted? In this episode, we welcome Errol Schweizer. Born in The Bronx, New York, Errol has over 25 years of experience in the food industry—from grill cook, stock clerk, and purchasing manager, to V.P. of Grocery, a position he held at Whole Foods for seven years. He has developed plant-based, Organic, Non-GMO, and regenerative supply chains and product standards for over a decade. Since 2016, he has been a Board Member, Co-Founder, and Advisor to over two dozen food retail and CPG enterprises. Currently, Errol is active in regional food policy, healthy food access, and labor advocacy, and is the Co-Founder and Host of The Checkout Podcast. The musical offering in this episode is Karma by Sarah Kinsley.   <span
03/08/202156 minutes 30 seconds
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318) Riane Eisler: Shifting from societies of domination to partnerism

Why are the major social binaries inadequate in explaining the basis of our varied injustices? What is needed to translate our relational shifts from domination to partnerism into structural shifts in our societal configuration? In this episode, we welcome Dr. Riane Eisler, a systems scientist, futurist, attorney, and macro-historian whose research, writing, and speaking have transformed the lives of people worldwide. She is president of the Center for Partnership Systems (CPS), Editor-in-Chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies at the University of Minnesota, and author of Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future (co-authored with anthropologist Douglas Fry), showing how the social and biological sciences, especially neuroscience, support the findings from her research. Her other books include The Chalice and The Blade: Our Histo
27/07/202153 minutes 38 seconds
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317) Bayo Akomolafe: Slowing down and surrendering human supremacy

What does it mean that we have a crisis in form—that our problems go deeper than the visible systems we often attribute them to? What might we gain from surrendering human control and centrality, slowing down even as we feel increasing urgency to address social injustice and climate change? In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Bayo Akomolafe. Rooted with the Yoruba people in a more-than-human world, Bayo is the father to Alethea and Kyah, the grateful life-partner to Ije, son and brother. A widely celebrated international speaker, posthumanist thinker, poet, teacher, public intellectual, essayist, and author of two books, These Wilds Beyond our Fences: Letters to My Daughter on Humanity’s Search for Home and We Will Tell our Own Story: The Lions of Africa Speak, Bayo Akomolafe is the Chief Curator of The Emergence Network and host of the online postactivist course, ‘We Will dance with Mountains’. The musical offerin
20/07/202143 minutes 29 seconds
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316) Gabriel Kram: Healing with the art and science of connection

How does the dominant western society privilege certain ways of knowing over others—that may be critical to guiding our path to collective healing? How might we better understand the role of “safety” through the lens of connection phenomenology? In this episode, we're joined by Gabriel Kram, a connection phenomenologist, the Convener of the Restorative Practices Alliance, and the Co-Founder of the Academy of Applied Social Medicine. Gabriel is also the author of the book, Restorative Practices of Wellbeing. The musical offering in this episode is Coming Home by Annalie Wilson.   Help us reach our Patreon goal: Patreon.com/GreenDreamer Green Dreamer is a community-supported podcast and multimedia journal exploring our paths to collective healing, ecological regeneration, and true abundance and wellness for all. Find our show notes, tra
13/07/202149 minutes 49 seconds
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315) Karen Piper: Rethinking colonial water architecture in the face of ‘scarcity’

How has modern water architecture changed our relationship with water? What are some success stories of resilience from communities pushing back against those attempting to privatize and monopolize control over water? In this episode, we speak with Karen Piper, the author of Cartographic Fictions, Left in the Dust, The Price of Thirst, and a memoir called A Girl's Guide to Missiles. Her interests are water architecture, climate change, weapons development history, creative nonfiction, and world literature. She currently teaches in the English department at the University of Missouri. The musical offering in this episode is Where We Belong by Inanna.   Help us reach our Patreon goal: Patreon.com/GreenDreamer Green Dreamer is a community-supported podcast and multimedia journal exploring our paths to collectiv
06/07/202137 minutes 51 seconds
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REFLECT | Stephen Pyne: a brief history of wildfires

What is the Pyrocene, and why do we need to tell a new narrative around fire? How did colonial forms of conservation disrupt Indigenous cultural burning practices, increasing the likelihood of eruptive, destructive fires today? In light of wildfire season beginning again on the west coast of Turtle Island, we are resharing this pertinent conversation (ep281) with fire historian Stephen Pyne. About Stephen Pyne Stephen Pyne is an emeritus professor at Arizona State University and mostly a fire historian, who has written fire histories for America, Australia, Canada, and Europe (including Russia). The recently published Still-Burning Bush updates his fire survey of Australia. The song featured in this episode is Only the Truth by Johanna Warren.   Help us reach our Patreon goal: Patreon.com/GreenDreamer Green Dreamer is a community-supported podcast and mult
29/06/202142 minutes 9 seconds
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314) Mark Rifkin: Queering time and moving beyond settler time

What is “settler time” and what does it mean to queer temporality? How might an expansion of who we include as family and kin help us to reimagine alternative ways of governance—beyond it taking the form of something outside and on top of, rooted in domination and control, and upholding the constructed boundaries between “the private” and “the public”? Dr. Mark Rifkin is a professor of English and Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies at UNC Greensboro. He's served as president of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, and he's the author of seven books, including Beyond Settler Time and Speaking for the People: Native Writing and the Question of Political Form (Sept, 2021). The musical offering in this episode is Change by Inanna.   Help us reach our Patreon goal: Patreon.com/GreenDreamer Green Dreamer is a c
22/06/202140 minutes 58 seconds
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313) Daniel Lim: Building liberatory cultures and regenerative wealth

What are some of the distinctive qualities of supremacist cultures—as opposed to liberatory ones? And if liberatory cultures do not have an inherent interest in dominating and overpowering, would it have what it takes to overtake power-hungry supremacist societies? Daniel Lim is a queer, Chinese-Burmese social change maker. He founded Daniel Lim Consulting, a social justice consulting firm that supports organizations to build regenerative and liberatory cultures. His practice is informed by the wisdom of living systems and teachings of Black liberation and Indigenous sovereignty movements. Daniel’s calling in life is to advance collective liberation and heal humanity’s relationship to the living world. The musical offering in this episode is Spider by Gian Slater.   Help us reach our Patreon goal: Patreon.com/GreenDreamer Green Dreamer is a co
15/06/202144 minutes 43 seconds
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312) Brian Yazzie: Supporting tribal communities through Indigenous foods

How can non-Native peoples engage with Indigenous cuisines in ways that are rooted in reciprocity and respect? How can people connect with and help to revitalize Native ingredients and foodways? Brian Yazzie, also known as Yazzie the Chef (Diné/Navajo), is from Dennehotso, Arizona, and based out of Saint Paul, MN. Yazzie has a degree of Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Culinary Arts from Saint Paul College 2016. He is a summer resident chef at Dream of Wild Health farm, a delegate of Slow Food Turtle Island Association, and a team member at I-Collective: a collective of cooks, chefs, seed keepers, farmers, foragers, and scholars, focused on bringing awareness to the cultural appropriations of Indigenous foods of the Americas. Yazzie’s mission is specifically working with and for the betterment of tribal communities, wellness, and health through Indigenous foods. He travels internationally and is available for catering, private dinners, p
08/06/202139 minutes 16 seconds
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311) Candace Fujikane: Mapping for abundance against cartographies of capital

How is mapping for abundance an act of defiance against cartographies of capital and commodification? How might shifting away from a worldview of scarcity to one of abundance manifest greater societal, cultural, and systemic transformations? In this episode, we welcome Candace Fujikane, co-editor of a special issue of Amerasia Journal, Whose Vision? Asian Settler Colonialism in Hawaiʻi (2000) and Asian Settler Colonialism: From Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawaiʻi (2008). She is a Japanese settler aloha ʻāina, standing for lands and waters in Hawaiʻi by mapping the moʻolelo of places and mobilizing the ancestral knowledges encoded in the moʻolelo to protect those places. Candace's most recent book is Mapping Abundance for a Planetary Future (2021). The song featured in this episode is Spider by Gian Slater.   Help us reach our Patreo
01/06/202153 minutes 16 seconds
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310) Jamie Lorimer: Rewilding bodies and ecologies for a probiotic planet

What does it mean to shift our ways of addressing ecological imbalances and diseases from antibiotic to probiotic? How are large-scale rewilding projects in the west related to biodiversity loss and land conversion in the ‘developing’ countries where food production is increasingly outsourced to? In this episode, we welcome Jamie Lorimer, a Professor of Environmental Geography at the University of Oxford. His research explores the cultures and politics of wildlife conservation, and he is the author of two books: Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature and The Probiotic Planet: Using Life to Manage Life. The song featured in this episode is Butterfly and the Honeybee by Jake Gauntlett.   Help us reach our Patreon goal: Patreon.com/GreenDreamer Green Dreamer is a community-supported podcast and multimedia journal explori
25/05/202142 minutes 38 seconds
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309) Manpreet Kalra: Deconstructing saviorism from heropreneurship and voluntourism

What harms do saviorist narratives perpetuate through voluntourism and heropreneurship—when they hold the intentions of doing good? How does the dichotomy of the Global North and Global South reinforce certain ideologies around societal progress? In this episode, we welcome Manpreet Kaur Kalra, a social impact advisor, educator, and activist working to decolonize storytelling. She navigates the intersection of impact communication and sustainable global development. She educates using a variety of mediums, including the Art of Citizenry Podcast, where she shares her nuanced and unfiltered insights on building a more just and equitable future. The song featured in this episode is There is Still Time by Laura Palicka.   Support our show: Patreon.com/GreenDreamer Green Dreamer with Kamea Chayne is a podcast exploring our paths to collective healing, ecological regeneration, and true abundance and w
18/05/202156 minutes 47 seconds
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308) Suzanne Simard: Honoring the wisdom of mother trees and old-growth forests

What does it mean for the world of conservation to see forest ecosystems as complex, sentient, and intelligent? How have the reductive tools of Western science been limiting in our abilities to fully understand the relationships within forests—as well as our human relationships with them? In this episode, we are honored to welcome Suzanne Simard Ph.D., who was born in the Monashee Mountains of British Columbia and educated at the University of British Columbia and Oregon State University. She is a Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Forestry, and her research has demonstrated that complex, symbiotic networks in our forests mimic our own neural and social networks. Suzanne has thirty years of experience studying the forests of Canada and is the author of Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest. Song featured in this episode: The Fad
11/05/202144 minutes 45 seconds
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307) Nishanth Chopra: Reviving seed-to-sew fashion systems based in community

What are regenerative, seed-to-sow fashion systems? And what should we know about India's ongoing, historic farmer protests—and how it disproportionately impacts those most influenced by the Green Revolution? In this episode, we welcome Nishanth Chopra, the visionary behind Oshadi Collective, which is rebuilding regenerative, artisanal fashion and textiles system. They value the Earth, nurture the soil, and respect their community of farmers, spinners, dyers, weavers, makers, and designers first and foremost. They aim to give back more than they take and to produce the finest organic clothing and textiles using ancient cotton farming techniques.   Song featured in this episode: Butterfly and the Honeybee by Jake Gauntlett Support our independent platform: <a href= "https://patreon.com/
04/05/202131 minutes 54 seconds
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306) Jon Jandai: Unraveling dominant ideas of success to realign with true abundance

What can the pandemic teach us about the true meaning of ‘security’? Why must we challenge the dominant culture's ideas of wealth and success—in order to realize true abundance? In this episode, we welcome Jon Jandai foremost a farmer and secondly a widely-known earthen builder in Thailand. Jo is from Yasothorn Province and has been farming all his life. He began building earthen homes on his family farm in 1997, and started doing workshops on earthen building in 2002, initially traveling the country to voluntarily educate farmers’/villager groups, NGOs, and more. By doing so, he helped to create what is now a widespread earthen building movement in Thailand. Jo co-founded Pun Pun Center for Self-Reliance in July 2003 and is most interested in preserving our heritage through seeds.   Musical offering: There is Still Time by <a href= "https://laurapalicka.ban
27/04/202139 minutes 9 seconds
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305) Max Wilbert & Lierre Keith: How the green movement lost its way and remembering our roles as caretakers of Earth

What if neither the Green New Deal nor the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals will help us address ecological breakdown? Why do frontline Earth activists say that the green movement has lost its way? In this episode, we're joined by Max Wilbert and Lierre Keith, co-authors of Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It.   Song featured in this episode: The Fading by Joan Shelley Green Dreamer with Kamea Chayne is a podcast exploring our paths to collective healing, ecological regeneration, and true abundance and wellness for all. Find our show notes, additional resources, and newsletter on our website: www.greendreamer.com Support us on Patreon: www.Patreon.com/GreenDreamer
20/04/20211 hour 2 minutes 11 seconds
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304) Luea Ritter: Recreating regenerative patterns as ancestors of the future

What does it mean to practice ‘systems sensing’ and lean into our different ways of knowing? How do we slow down in the urgency of the climate crisis to recreate new patterns of being for the future? In this episode, we welcome Luea Ritter, a process steward, action researcher, and co-founder of Collective Transitions, an action-learning and research organization dedicated to building shared capacity for fostering and maintaining transformational shifts. Her work weaves societal change processes, trauma and healing work, leadership, and earth-based wisdom traditions to cultivate individual and collective capacities. She has developed a high sensitivity for context-based cultural and social dynamics through a diverse medley of work fields.   Song featured: Prove Me Wrong by Luna Bec Green Dreamer with Kamea Chayne is a podcast exploring our paths to collective healing, ecological r
13/04/202150 minutes 36 seconds
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303) Steve DeRoy: Deepening geospatial knowledge through Indigenous mapping

What is the relationship between cartography and power? How are high-tech map-making tools being utilized to support Indigenous sovereignty and community rights? In this episode, we welcome Steve, an award-winning cartographer from the buffalo clan, who is Anishinaabe/Saulteaux and a member of the Ebb and Flow First Nation from Manitoba. He is the co-founder, director, and past president of the Firelight Group. Steve founded the annual Indigenous Mapping Workshop.   Song featured in this episode: Come Over Tonight by Luna Bec Green Dreamer with Kamea Chayne is a podcast exploring our paths to collective healing, ecological regeneration, and true abundance and wellness for all. Find our show notes, additional resources, and newsletter on our website: www.greendreamer.com Support our independent show: <a href= "https://www.
06/04/202135 minutes 31 seconds
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302) John P. Clark: Dreaming of liberation and a world beyond domination

How might we reimagine education and the primary purposes it serves? What is the significance of having a regenerative revolution? In this episode, we welcome John Clark, an eco-communitarian anarchist writer, activist, and educator who lives and works in New Orleans—where his family has been for twelve generations. His most recent book is 'Between Earth and Empire: From the Necrocene to the Beloved Community.' In 2013, John founded La Terre Institute for Community and Ecology with the goals of promoting social and ecological regeneration, creating a cooperative, non-dominating Earth community, and preventing regional and global ecological collapse.   Song featured in this episode: Prove Me Wrong by Luna Bec Green Dreamer with Kamea Chayne is a podcast exploring our paths to collective healing, ecological regeneration, and true abundance and wellness for all. Find
30/03/202149 minutes 34 seconds
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301) Stephanie Rutherford: Illuminating how power shapes our relationship with Earth

What is green governmentality? How might the commodification of nature experiences limit our ways of relating to Earth? In this episode, we're joined by Stephanie Rutherford Ph.D., an associate professor at the Trent University School of the Environment. Stephanie's work is interdisciplinary, focusing on the intersections among the environmental, humanities, animal studies, and environmental politics. She's also the author or coeditor of three books that consider these themes with a new book forthcoming on Wolves, settler colonialism, and bio politics in Canada. Song featured: Come Over Tonight by Luna Bec Green Dreamer with Kamea Chayne is a podcast exploring our paths to collective healing, ecological regeneration, and true abundance and wellness for all. Find our show notes, additional resources, and newsletter on our website: <a href= "http://www.greendreamer.co
26/03/202137 minutes 57 seconds
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300) Kailea Frederick & Kate Weiner: Inspiring cultural shifts through heart-centered storytelling

*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   About Kate Weiner: Kate Weiner is the Creative Director of Loam as well as a 2015 Brower Youth Award winner, a 2017 recipient of the John Goddard Prize for Environmental Conservancy, and a 2018 Spiritual Ecology Fellow. Kate was a beneficiary of the Boulder Arts Commission Professional Development Grant and is currently organizing an Artist-Activist-in-Residency at BPL.   About Kailea Frederick: Kailea Frederick is a mother of Tahltan, Kaska and Black American ancestry. She is a graduate of the International Youth Initiative Program and a Spiritual Ecology and Boards & Commissions
23/02/202141 minutes 22 seconds
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299) Daisee Francour: Indigenizing philanthropy to restore reciprocity and relational gifting

*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   About Daisee Francour: Daisee Francour (Oneida), Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications, comes to Cultural Survival with over a decade of experience working in philanthropy, at non-profit organizations, in grassroots organizing, and as a direct service provider in education, mental health, corrections, serving Indigenous Peoples with disabilities/special needs, domestic violence victims, the homeless, and formerly incarcerated inmates. Her experience has deepened her advocacy and movement-building work as a radical woman in philanthropy. As a former program officer at the Christensen Fu
19/02/202143 minutes 42 seconds
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298) Max Blumenthal: Rethinking 'credibility' and dominant environmental narratives

*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   About Max Blumenthal: The editor-in-chief of The Grayzone, Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and the author of several books, including best-selling Republican Gomorrah, Goliath, The Fifty One Day War, and The Management of Savagery. He has produced print articles for an a
16/02/202152 minutes 27 seconds
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297) Michael Lees: Affirming the power of community-building in times of crisis

*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   About Michael Lees: Michael Lees (Instagram: @mike_please) is a Dominican film-maker and photographer whose work explores themes of survival, environmentalism, spirituality, and island life, aiming to connect the dots in the “bigger picture.” Michael attended UNC Chapel Hill, where he spent the first half of his college career studying business at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, later switching his major from business to film. Never one to shy away from bold decisions, in 2017, Michael embarked on his latest project, UNCIVILIZED, (Ins
12/02/202133 minutes 23 seconds
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296) Ann Armbrecht: Healing with herbalism and its deeper relational values

*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   About Ann Armbrecht: Ann Armbrecht is the director of the Sustainable Herbs Program under the auspices of the American Botanical Council. She is also a writer and anthropologist (PhD, Harvard 1995) whose work explores the relationships between humans and the earth, most recently through her work with plants and plant medicine. She is the co-producer of the documentary Numen: The Nature of Plants and the author of the award-winning ethnographic memoir Thin Places: A Pilgrimage Home , based on her research in Nepal. She was a 2017 Fulbright-Nehru Scholar documenting the supply chain of medicinal plants in India. She
09/02/202135 minutes 11 seconds
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295) Matt Homewood: Shining light on food "waste" through dumpster diving

*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   About Matt Homewood: Matt Homewood (Instagram: @anurbanharvester) is a food waste campaigner who is on a mission to put an end to supermarket food waste in Denmark and beyond. By disrupting the prevailing supermarket business model, he hopes that society can re-envision a more ethical and sustainable food system, one that results in a wilder planet for all.   Song featured in this episode: The It Girl by Raye Zaragoza Green Dreamer with Kamea Chayne is a podcast exploring our paths to holistic healing, ecological regeneration, an
05/02/202141 minutes 42 seconds
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294) Brandon Running Bear Harrell: Reclaiming ancestral knowledge and decolonizing the western hunt

*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   About Brandon Running Bear Harrell: Running Bear “B” Harrell (IG: @decolonizedmeateater) is a climate resiliency planner, permaculturalist, archery instructor, and youth conservation leader of Afro-Indigenous ancestry. Though deeply rooted in what is now referred to as California and New Mexico, his expertise in community and environmental planning has enabled him to consult on major habitat restoration and climate adaptation projects as far as Taiwan, Portugal, Nicaragua, Cuba, Turkey, and Kenya. Running Bear is also known as the 'Decolonized Meateater' on Ins
02/02/202147 minutes 28 seconds
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293) Pua Case: Balancing self-care and frontline activism in defense of sacred lands

*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   About Pua Case: Pua Case (Instagram: @protectmaunakea; Facebook: Mauna Kea Education and Awareness; Personal Instagram: @puacase; Personal Facebook: @pua.case) was born and raised on the Island of Hawai’i surrounded by the high mountains of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Hualālai and Kohala, the fresh waters of Kohākōhau and Waikoloa and the plains of Waimea. Pua s
29/01/202138 minutes 45 seconds
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292) Mark David Spence: Deconstructing the colonial roots of National Parks

*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   About Mark David Spence: Mark David Spence is a public historian, a consultant, and a visiting professor in the Oregon University System. For the past several years, he has been the sole proprietor of HistoryCraft, where his work is largely focused on historical studies for the National Park Service. Before moving to Oregon, Spence was an Associate Professor of History and Chair of American Studies at Knox College in Illinois. His scholarship and teaching focused on comparative and cross-disciplinary approaches to U.S. environmental, western, American Indian, and Latin American subjects. Spence is the author of Dispossessing the
26/01/202137 minutes 5 seconds
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291) Brady Walkinshaw: Empowering activists with solutions-driven environmental journalism

*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   About Brady Walkinshaw: Brady Piñero Walkinshaw (Twitter: @bradywalkinshaw) is the Chief Executive Officer of Grist (Twitter: @grist; Instagram: @grist; Facebook: @Grist.org; YouTube: Grist TV), a leading na
22/01/202137 minutes 22 seconds
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290) Thomas Frank: Revisiting the real U.S. history of populism and people's movements

*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   About Thomas Frank: Thomas Frank (Twitter @ThomasFrank_) is the author of Listen, Liberal, Pity the Billionaire, The Wrecking Crew, and What's the Matter with Kansas? A former columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Harper's, Frank is the founding editor of The Baffler and writes regularly for The Guardian. His latest book is The People, No.   Song featured in this episode: The
19/01/202147 minutes 44 seconds
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289) Farmer Rishi [part 2]: Relearning the language of Earth embodiment

*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   About Farmer Rishi: Farmer Rishi (Instagram: @farmerrishi; YouTube: Regenerative Gardening with Farmer Rishi) is a gardening evangelist and small-scale farmer who uses gardening for personal, social, and ecological healing. (Farmer Rishi was also a guest in Episode 232 of Green Dreamer!)
15/01/202127 minutes 37 seconds
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288) Farmer Rishi [part 1]: Relearning the language of Earth embodiment

*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   About Farmer Rishi: Farmer Rishi is a small-scale farmer, land-artist, writer, and educator. Since 2010, he has been working in the field of urban gardening and farming in Los Angeles, where he has helped create and establish hundreds of urban gardens. His work centers on the healing of people and Earth as one body. Rishi is the Executive Director of Sarvodaya Institute (@sarvodayafarms) and the Co-founder and Chief Gardening Office
12/01/202133 minutes 7 seconds
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287) Mark Rectanus: Examining the corporate influence on art museums and culture

*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   About Mark Rectanus: Mark Rectanus is University Professor of German Studies (Emeritus) at Iowa State University. He has published numerous books and articles, including essays in New German Critique, Performance Research, and Museum and Society. His most recent book is Museums Inside Out: Artist Collaborations and New Exhibition Ecologies, which explores what it means to be a museum in the twenty-first century and how museums are blurring the traditional boundar
07/01/202141 minutes 25 seconds
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286) Elin Kelsey: Remembering the critical role of hope in activism

*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   About Elin Kelsey: Elin Kelsey, PhD is a scholar, author, and passionate leader in the hope and environmental solutions movement. She co-created #OceanOptimism, a Twitter campaign to crowd-source marine conservation solutions which has reached more than 100 million shares. Elin is also the author of numerous Adult and Children's books, including her latest for Adults, Hope Matters: Why Changing the W
31/12/202037 minutes 53 seconds
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285) Loren Cardeli: Dismantling injustices in the food system and building farmer autonomy

*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   About Loren Cardeli: Loren Cardeli is the co-founder and Executive Director of A Growing Culture (Instagram: @agrowingculture; Facebook: @agrowingculture), a 501(c)3 nonprofit advancing a culture of farmer autonomy and agroecological innovation. A Growing Culture is a farmer-centric organization that believes the key to sustainability lies in returning small-scale farmers back to
28/12/202054 minutes 57 seconds
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284) Sandra Goldmark: Redefining materialism and reviving the repair economy

*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   About Sandra Goldmark: Sandra Goldmark (Twitter: @SandraGoldmark; Instagram: @SandraGoldmark) is a designer, teacher, and entrepreneur whose work focuses on circular economy solutions to overconsumption and climate change. Her new book, Fixation: How to Have Stuff Without Breaking the Planet, uses a series of objects she fixed in her pop up repair shops to chart a clear path to a more sustainable and equitable pattern of consumption for individuals
24/12/202037 minutes 26 seconds
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283) Sanjay Rawal: Honoring the Native lands and farmworkers who feed us

*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   About Sanjay Rawal: Sanjay Rawal (@mrsanjayr) is the director of Food Chains (2014) and Gather (Instagram: @gatherfilm; Facebook: @gatherfilmproject), a film exploring the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their food sovereignty.   <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1608420889633_510" class="
21/12/202038 minutes 1 second
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282) Maya van Rossum: Transforming politics with environmental constitutionalism

*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   About Maya van Rossum: Maya K. van Rossum is the Founder of Green Amendments For the Generations (Instagram @GreenAmendments; Twitter @GreenAmendments), a grassroots non-profit organization inspiring a nationwide movement to secure constitutional recognition and protection of environmental rights in every state and ultimately at the federal level. van Rossum is also the Delaware Riverkeeper, leading the watershed-based advocacy organization, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, for 25 years in its efforts
17/12/202045 minutes 13 seconds
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281) Stephen Pyne: The Pyrocene and humanity's historic relationship with fire

*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   About Stephen Pyne: Steve Pyne (Twitter @StephenJPyne) is an emeritus professor at Arizona State University and mostly a fire historian, who has written fire histories for America, Australia, Canada, and Europe (including Russia). The recently published Still-Burning Bush updates his fire survey of Australia.   Song featured in this episode: Only The Truth by Johanna Warren Green Dreamer with Kamea Chayne is a podcast exploring our paths
14/12/202043 minutes 16 seconds
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REFLECT | Robert Frank: Reversing our inflating standards of material enoughness

*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   This replay episode features Robert H. Frank, a professor of management and economics at Cornell University and the author of many books, including Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work.
10/12/202046 minutes 10 seconds
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REFLECT | Tristram Stuart: Uncovering and addressing the global food waste scandal

*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   This replay episode features Tristram Stuart, a speaker, the author of Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal, the founder of Feedback and Toastale, and an expert on the environmental and social impacts of food.
03/12/202038 minutes 2 seconds
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REFLECT | Sean Sherman: Revitalizing Native American foods and re-identifying North American cuisine

*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   This replay episode features Sean Sherman, 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. You can donate to Sea
26/11/202041 minutes 34 seconds
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REFLECT | Dr. Tim Kasser: The psychology of materialism and why we're wired to want more stuff

*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   This replay episode features Dr. Tim Kasser, a psychology professor at Knox College in Illinois who's written over 100 scientific articles and chapters on materialism, values, ecological sustainability, quality of life, and more.
19/11/202036 minutes 28 seconds
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280) Luisa Maffi [PART 2]: Uniting in support of a global biocultural extinction rebellion

*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   Dr. Luisa Maffi is a pioneer of the concept of biocultural diversity—which is the intertwined diversity of life in nature and culture. In 1996, she co-founded Terralingua, which is an international nonprofit devoted to sustaining biocultural diversity. And she currently heads the organization and edits its flagship publication, Langscape Magazine. In this podcast episode, Dr. Maffi sheds light on what it means to champion a new type of extinction rebellion—namely, a biocultural extinction rebellion; how all of our current forms of political and economic frameworks—socialism, communism, capitalism, and so on—all share a common worldview of natural resourc
12/11/202029 minutes 55 seconds
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279) Luisa Maffi [PART 1]: Weaving together biological diversity and cultural and language diversity

*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   Dr. Luisa Maffi is a pioneer of the concept of biocultural diversity—which is the intertwined diversity of life in nature and culture. In 1996, she co-founded Terralingua, which is an international nonprofit devoted to sustaining biocultural diversity. And she currently heads the organization and edits its flagship publication, Langscape Magazine. In this podcast episode, Dr. Maffi sheds light on the current trends of language and cultural diversity loss; what might be at stake if we continued to try to only address biodiversity loss without at the same time preserving cultural and language diversity; and more. <p
09/11/202029 minutes 29 seconds
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278) Dr. Chelsea Mikael Frazier: Learning environmentalism through the lens of Black feminism

*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   Dr. Chelsea Mikael Frazier is a faculty fellow in the Cornell University Department of English and Black feminist eco-critic who writes, researches, and teaches at the intersection of Black feminist theory and environmental thought. As the Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Ask An Amazon, she designs educational tools, curates community gatherings, gives lectures, and offers consulting services that serve Black Feminist Fuel for Sustainable Futures. In this podcast episode, Dr. Frazier sheds light on why there traditionally has been a lack of diversity in the field of environmentalism; how our world might ch
05/11/202046 minutes 34 seconds
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277) Briony Penn: Inspiring deeper connections to place through community mapping

*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   Briony Penn is a naturalist, mother, writer, artist, and citizen who has trained as a geographer, which she notes is likely the closest western science comes to an integrated worldview that looks at our relationships to the earth and each other. In this podcast episode, Briony sheds light on the potential limitations of specialized fields of western science in conservation; what community maps are, and how the maps that we’ve been taught to understand geography have shaped our cultural and societal values; and more.     Featured music:</span
02/11/202046 minutes 46 seconds
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276) Jesse McDougall: Welcoming wildlife and biological abundance to regenerative agroecosystems

*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   Jesse McDougall is a regenerative farmer at Studio Hill Farm. He is an Accredited Professional with the Savory Institute, the co-founder of Regenerative Food Network, an advisory board member for Soil4Climate, and the author of the first regenerative agriculture legislation.  In this podcast episode, Jesse sheds light on his experience writing legislation in support of regenerative agriculture in Vermont; why measurements focused on carbon alone are too limiting and inadequate indicators of land restoration and soil health; and more.   Featured music: <a href= "https://midni
29/10/202042 minutes 37 seconds
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275) Sophie Ackoff: Decentralizing power in agriculture to support the next generation of farmers

*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   Sophie Ackoff is the co-executive director of the National Young Farmers Coalition, which is a national advocacy network of young farmers fighting for the future of agriculture. In this podcast episode, Sophie sheds light on the challenges that young people uniquely face, especially Black, Indigenous, and young people of color, when trying to become farmers and food producers; the distinction between farmworkers and farmers, and how we might go about addressing the injustices of land access in this country; and more.   Featured music: <a href= "https://midnightshine.bandcamp.
26/10/202042 minutes 15 seconds
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274) Acadia Tucker: Seeding resilience through growing perennial and victory gardens

*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   Acadia Tucker is a regenerative farmer, climate activist, and the author of Tiny Victoria Gardens, Growing Good Food, and Growing Perennial Foods. Her books are a call to action to citizen gardeners everywhere and lay the groundwork for planting an organic, regenerative garden. In this podcast episode, Acadia sheds light on the difference between growing annual and perennial plants in our gardens or community spaces; using gardening as a form of activism and rebellion against the current dominant extractive and exploitative system; and more.   Episode sponsor: <a hr
22/10/202028 minutes 27 seconds
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273) Dr. Kimberly McGlonn: Questioning the criminalization of poverty and struggle that perpetuates systemic injustice

*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   Dr. Kimberly McGlonn is the founder of Grant Blvd (Instagram: @grantblvd; Facebook: Grand Blvd Clothing), which is a clothing brand committed to creating opportunities in sustainable fashion for marginalized folks in Philadelphia. Before starting her clothing brand, Dr. McGlonn's 17 years of classroom teaching about marginalization and colonialism have shaped her insights into the intersections of environmental and social justice. In this podcast episode, Dr. McGlonn sheds light on the connections between climate justice and mass incarceration; why we need to go beyond demonizing individual ‘criminals’ to contextualizing isolated event
19/10/202036 minutes 41 seconds
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272) Dr. Lauren Baker: Preserving seed diversity to strengthen human health and ecological resilience

*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   Dr. Lauren Baker is the Director of Programs at the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, which is a strategic alliance of philanthropic foundations working to transform global food systems through a systems-level approach and deep collaboration among philanthropy, researchers, grassroots movements, the private sector, farmers and food systems workers, Indigenous Peoples, government, and policymakers. In this podcast episode, Dr. Baker sheds light on the importance of seed diversity; what true-cost-accounting is, and why it's necessary; and more.   Featured music: <a href=
15/10/202030 minutes 27 seconds
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271) Owen Wormser: Regenerating life and landscapes by turning lawns into meadows

*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   Owen Wormser, the author of Lawns Into Meadows, is the founder of Abound Design and the nonprofit Local Harmony, which is focused on encouraging community-driven regeneration. In this podcast episode, Owen sheds light on the environmental and economic costs of maintaining lawns; how meadows can be regenerative, low-maintenance, and wildlife-friendly alternatives to lawns; and more.    Featured music: I Need Angels by <a href="ht
12/10/202041 minutes 23 seconds
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270) Guillaume Pitron: Unmasking 'green' energy's social injustice and environmental costs

*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   Guillaume Pitron is an award-winning journalist and documentary-maker for some of France’s leading TV channels. His first book, The Rare Metals War: The Dark Side of Clean Energy and Digital Technologies, draws on six years of research to reveal our new dependence on rare metals. In this podcast episode, Guillaume sheds light on why green and clean energy and technologies are not entirely green nor clean; what we can learn from the history of our energy infrastructure transitio
08/10/202044 minutes 2 seconds
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269) Teresa Coady: Redesigning built environments for life rather than machines

*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   Teresa Coady is an award-winning architect and Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Her new book, Rebuilding Earth: Designing Ecoconscious Habitats for Humans, is a revolutionary guide to rethinking our role as planet shapers in the Digital Age. In this podcast episode, Teresa sheds light on why we need to go beyond thinking about wellness through an individualistic lens to looking at it through a systemic lens; how we've largely been designing our built environments for machines rather than for life and ecological health; and more.   Featured music: <a hre
05/10/202048 minutes
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268) Maurie Cohen: Looking past individualism to seeing consumerism through a systemic lens

*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   Maurie Cohen is a Professor of Sustainability Studies at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and author of the book, The Future of Consumer Society: Prospects for Sustainability in the New Economy. He's also the Editor of the journal, Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy, and co-founder of the Future Earth Knowledge-Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production. In this podcast episode, Maurie sheds light on what we can learn from viewing conscious consumerism, not throug
01/10/202038 minutes 48 seconds
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267) Sasha Duerr: Natural colors and the convergence of slow food and slow fashion

*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   Sasha Duerr is an artist and designer who works with plant-based palettes, natural dyes, and place-based recipes. She is the founder of Permacouture Institute and the author of Natural Color, The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes, and Natural Palettes In this podcast episode, Sasha sheds light on how the creative industry's obsession with Pantone's colors of the year reflects our dominant culture; the potential of medicinal plants, when used as dyes on our clothing, to aid in our healing and wellness; and more.   Featured music: <a href= "htt
28/09/202041 minutes 52 seconds
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266) Jeff Tkach: Connecting functional medicine and regenerative agriculture for our collective health

*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   Jeff Tkach is the Chief Impact Officer at Rodale Institute, which is a nonprofit that has been dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach for over 70 years.  As Rodale Institute's Chief Impact Officer, Jeff is responsible for expanding their global influence by leading the development and execution of their core strategies and overseeing opportunities for partnership and co-investment that drive positive outcomes for the institute's programs and philanthropic initiatives.  In this podcast episode, Jeff sheds light on the relationship between functional medicine and regenerative agriculture; ho
24/09/202038 minutes 45 seconds
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265) Mikaela Loach: Distinguishing ecofascism and dismantling white supremacy in environmentalism

*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   Mikaela Loach is a climate justice activist, co-host of The Yikes Podcast, and medical student based in Edinburgh. Her work focuses on making activism spaces more inclusive and accessible, and as a Black woman, she is especially passionate about the importance of anti-racism work in the climate and sustainability movements. In this podcast episode, Mikaela sheds light on the dangers of what can happen when white supremacy seeps into environmental activism; how narratives framing global population growth as environmental harms can perpetuate racism and economic injustice while overlooking the actual roots of our ecologic
21/09/202038 minutes 25 seconds
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264) Charles Eisenstein [PART 2]: Reintegrating our humanity into the tribe of all life on Earth

*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   Charles Eisenstein is a public speaker and author of the books Climate — A New Story, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, The Ascent of Humanity, and Sacred Economics. His work covers a wide range of topics, including the history of human civilization, economics, spirituality, and the ecology movement. And some primary themes that he explores include anti-consumerism, interdependence, and how myth and narrative influence culture. In this part two of our conversation, Charles sheds light on how the responses of various governments to the coronavirus pandemic, such as lockdown, quarantine, surve
17/09/202042 minutes 31 seconds
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263) Charles Eisenstein [PART 1]: Beyond the war mentality against climate change, criminal justice, coronavirus

*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   Charles Eisenstein is a public speaker and author of the books Climate — A New Story, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, The Ascent of Humanity, and Sacred Economics. His work covers a wide range of topics, including the history of human civilization, economics, spirituality, and the ecology movement. And the primary themes that he explores include anti-consumerism, interdependence, and how myth and narrative influence culture.  In part one of our conversation, Charles sheds light on how our shortsighted war mentality against climate change parallels with our dominant approaches to c
14/09/202035 minutes
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262) Dr. Jared Ball: Critically examining impact over optics in support of Black liberation

*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   Dr. Jared Ball is a Professor of Communication Studies at Morgan State University and the founder and curator of imixwhatilike.org which is a multimedia hub of emancipatory journalism and revolutionary beat reporting. He is also the author of the new book, The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power. In this podcast episode, Dr. Ball sheds light on how the state and corporate worlds have shaped our educational institutions and the subject areas getting the most funding; how this myth of Black buying power has been used to blame Black communities for their poverty based on squandered economic opportunity; and more.  </p
10/09/202046 minutes 53 seconds
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261) Dr. Vandana Shiva: Seeding freedom in this time of Oneness vs. the 1%

*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   The author and editor of multiple influential books such as Making Peace with the Earth, Soil Not Oil, Globalization's New Wars, and Oneness vs. the 1%, Dr. Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental thinker and activist, a leader in the International Forum on Globalisation, and of the Slow Food Movement. She's also the Director of Navdanya International and of the Research Foundation for Science. In this podcast episode, Dr. Shiva sheds light on what philanthrocapitalism is and how this form of charity may not lead to a net benefit for our humanity and ecological wellbeing; how Bill Gates has shown, by his work, that he may be on
07/09/202047 minutes 5 seconds
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PREVIEW | Green Dreamer's 2020 Fall Season launches 9/7!

Green Dreamer's upcoming season, launching 9/7, explores a wide variety of topics—such as biocultural diversity, turning lawns into meadows, colonial earth ethics, philanthro-imperialism, transformative justice, policies supporting young farmers and BIPOC farmers, the ties between functional medicine and regenerative agriculture, and so much more! As a community-powered show, every patronage and contribution helps a lot. Support this independent podcast today starting at just $2: www.greendreamer.com/support.
03/09/20202 minutes 10 seconds
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REFLECT | Leah Penniman: Empowering farmers of color and dismantling racism in the food system

*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   In this replay episode during our summer hiatus, Leah Penniman of Farming While Black and Soul Fire Farm sheds light on the impact of colonialism on soil health around the world; how the oppression of Black and Indigenous people-of-color in the United States has affected farmland ownership and continued, institutionalized injustice; how we can take action to support racial justice in food production; and more.
17/08/202032 minutes 29 seconds
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260) Rutger Bregman: Transforming our future by relearning a hopeful history of humankind

*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 Rutger Bregman is a historian and the author of the New York Times Bestselling book 'Utopia for Realists' and 'Humankind: A Hopeful History'. In this podcast episode, Rutger sheds light on how our human evolution has actually been about the survival of the friendliest rather than the fittest; how power literally changes people's brains and makes them less able to empathize and see the humanity in others; why we need a perspective shift on our human nature to transform our future; and more.   Featured music of the month: <a href= "https://endlessfield.bandcamp.com/album/alive-in
13/08/202053 minutes 42 seconds
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259) Shubhendu Sharma: Using cultural and historical knowledge to support regenerative reforestation

*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   Shubhendu Sharma is an industrial engineer turned reforestation expert. He's the founder of Afforestt, which is a social enterprise based in New Delhi and Bangalore, India that is committed to bringing back maintenance-free, native forests using the renowned Miyawaki method of reforestation. In this podcast episode, Shubhendu sheds light on the intricacies that go into regenerative reforestation efforts, which go beyond just planting trees and consider various contexts, such as the history and culture of a region; how scarcity is a human construct because when our ecosystems are functioning as they should, they inherently hold regenera
10/08/202042 minutes 50 seconds
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258) Judith D. Schwartz: Healing the water cycle to restore climate and ecological balance

*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   Judith D. Schwartz is a journalist who focuses on nature-based solutions to global environmental, economic, and social challenges. She is the author of Cows Save the Planet, Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World, and the new book The Reindeer Chronicles. In this podcast episode, Judy (featured originally in episode 130) sheds light on why we need to look beyond how much water we use to the water cycle itself when talking about water scarcity and conservation; why we need to understand and address climate change through the lens of water—and not just carbon dioxide; and more. <p
06/08/202047 minutes 57 seconds
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257) Margaret Klein Salamon: The psychology of influencing change and facing the climate emergency

*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   Margaret Klein Salamon is a clinical psychologist turned climate warrior, the founder of The Climate Mobilization, and the author of Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth. In this podcast episode, Margaret sheds light on some of the psychological phenomena that explain why our public response to climate change hasn't reflected the urgency that it warrants; why the environmental movement's fear of making people feel fear when it comes to telling the truth about our ecological breakdown has been misguided; and more.   Featured music of the month: <a href= "http://www.kimandersonmus
03/08/202042 minutes 10 seconds
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256) Kevin Wilhelm: Finding common ground in the age of a global pandemic and climate change

*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    Kevin Wilhelm is the CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting and the author of How to Talk to the Other Side: Finding Common Ground in the Time of Coronavirus, Recession, and Climate Change.  In this podcast episode, Kevin sheds light on how we can most effectively talk to people outside of this sustainability bubble to scale our positive impact; how we can put aside our differences in the name of furthering our common goals of healthy communities, healthy environments, and safe spaces for everyone; and more.   Featured music of the month: <a href=
30/07/202045 minutes 23 seconds
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255) Natalie Bogwalker: Building resilience with permaculture and primitive skills

*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    Natalie Bogwalker is the visionary, founder, and director behind Wild Abundance, a homesteading, permaculture, building, and gardening school near Asheville North Carolina. Natalie and the writer for Wild Abundance, Chloe, recently launched an online gardening school for people who want to grow their own food!  In this podcast episode, we talk about how gardening and self-reliance can be acts of rebellion; whether and how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted her off-grid lifestyle; and more.   Featured music of the month: <a href= "http://www.kimandersonm
27/07/202041 minutes 55 seconds
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254) Rob Hopkins: Practicing eco-visualizations to go "from what is to what if"

*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    Rob Hopkins is a cofounder of Transition Town Totnes and Transition Network and the author of From What Is to What If?, The Power of Just Doing Stuff, The Transition Handbook, and The Transition Companion.  In this podcast episode, Rob sheds light on how we can use visualization practices to fuel our activism work; what transition towns are and how they've been working towards decarbonization in their own culturally and bioregionally appropriate ways; and more.   Featured music of the month: <a href= "http://www
23/07/202039 minutes 24 seconds
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253) Aditi Mayer: Decolonizing fashion and going beyond the tokenism of diversity

*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    Aditi Mayer is a photographer, journalist, and sustainable fashion blogger whose work explores the intersections of style, sustainability, and social justice. Her platform, Adimay, looks at the fashion industry through a lens of decolonization and intersectional feminism. In this podcast episode, Aditi sheds light on how our modern fashion industry reflects its colonial history; what the decolonization of fashion may look like; what the pandemic has revealed of the pre-existing injustices and exploitation embedded within the industry; and more.   Featured music o
20/07/202044 minutes 19 seconds
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252) Harriet A. Washington [PART 2]: Understanding the 'deadly monopolies' of the medical-industrial-complex

*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    Harriet A. Washington is an award-winning medical writer and editor and the author of 'Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present.' She is also the author of 'A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and its Assault on the American Mind.' In her work, Harriet focuses mainly on bioethics, the history of medicine, African-American health issues, and the intersection of medicine, ethics, and culture. In part 2 of our conversation, Harriet sheds light on what the medical-industrial-complex is and how it's been crossing the lines in finding t
16/07/202026 minutes 39 seconds
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251) Harriet A. Washington [PART 1]: How environmental racism persists with de facto segretation

*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    Harriet A. Washington is an award-winning medical writer and editor and the author of the best-selling book Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. She is also the author of A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and its Assault on the American Mind. In her work, Harriet focuses mainly on bioethics, the history of medicine, African-American health issues, and the intersection of medicine, ethics, and culture. In this podcast episode, Harriet sheds light on why environmental injustice is not just a matter of socioeconomic status but
13/07/202034 minutes 31 seconds
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250) Jerry Yudelson: Sustaining activism through cultivating a practice of eco-spirituality

*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    Jerry Yudelson is an engineer and the author of 12 professional books in the field of green building and sustainable development, including his latest book, The Godfather of Green: An Eco-Spiritual Memoir. Jerry was also a co-founder of the first Earth Day in 1970. In this podcast episode, Jerry sheds light on his experience as a long-time environmental activist and what we can learn from the past decades of the environmental movement; how he sees the relationship between spirituality, mindfulness, and sustainability; and more.   Featured music of the month:</spa
09/07/202036 minutes 57 seconds
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249) James McSweeney: Closing the loop of 'food waste' with community-scale composting

*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    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 <span styl
06/07/202043 minutes 5 seconds
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248) Maxine Bédat: Setting new standards for 'sustainability' in the fashion industry

*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    Maxine Bédat is the founder and director of 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. 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 often used as a greenwashing tool; why recycled microplastic fibers typically used in ‘eco’ athletic wear or swimwear might not be as eco-friendly
02/07/202039 minutes 48 seconds
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247) Tilke Elkins: Cultivating place-based relationships through wild botanical and mineral pigments

*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. 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: <a href= "https://open.spotify.com/tr
29/06/202044 minutes 9 seconds
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246) William Defebaugh: Exploring the intricate balance between the flourishing and decay of life

*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: <a href= "https://open.spotify.com/track/2MqHY4VZrUzcrm7YV61yWR?si=eoffXwYKQ96lGssa
25/06/202039 minutes 4 seconds
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245) Gina Rae La Cerva: How our collective shift from eating wild to domesticated foods transformed our landscapes

*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    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 worl
22/06/202055 minutes 51 seconds
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244) John Perkins: How economic hitmen perpetuate modern-day imperialism globally

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 F
18/06/202043 minutes 14 seconds
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243) Cristina Mittermeier: Inspiring care for our oceans and shared humanity with conservation photography

*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    Cristina Mittermeier 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 l
15/06/202040 minutes 38 seconds
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242) Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin [PART 2]: Decolonizing the food system through integrative, regenerative agriculture

*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    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
11/06/202024 minutes 18 seconds
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241) Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin [PART 1]: Reindigenizing our myopic views of poverty to achieve true wealth

*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    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), Reginald
08/06/202035 minutes 38 seconds
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REFLECT | Mark Charles: Building a nation where 'We The People' truly means All The People

*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    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
01/06/202044 minutes 18 seconds
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240) Lonny Grafman: Building community resilience through decentralized resources and systems

*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    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: <span style="font-we
28/05/202040 minutes 45 seconds
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239) Barbara Freese: Examining corporate denial from the slave trade to climate change

*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    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.   Fea
25/05/202041 minutes 54 seconds
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238) Brigit Strawbridge Howard: Falling in love with our diversity of native bees and pollinators

*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    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.   Fea
21/05/202037 minutes 38 seconds
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237) Debbie Levin: Harnessing the power of storytelling to shift popular culture

*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    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:
18/05/202040 minutes 45 seconds
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236) Jeremy Courtney: Unveiling the ties between ecological degradation and global conflict

*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    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: <a href= "https://open.spo
14/05/202038 minutes
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235) Dr. Jeralee Anderson: Realizing the future of green roads and transport infrastructure

*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    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 U
11/05/202042 minutes 53 seconds
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234) Mick Pearce: Using biomimicry for more bioregionally appropriate architectural design

*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    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 building
07/05/202043 minutes 9 seconds
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233) Laura Wittig: Learning from the corporate world to elevate conscious businesses

*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    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.   <
04/05/202040 minutes 32 seconds
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232) Farmer Rishi: How regenerative language can light the way towards planetary healing

*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    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;
30/04/202035 minutes 34 seconds
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231) Robert H. Frank: Using peer pressure to reverse our inflating norms of material adequacy

*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    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.  
27/04/202046 minutes 59 seconds
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230) Melyssa Watson: Uniting people to protect America’s wild places

*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    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 Ea
23/04/202035 minutes 26 seconds
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229) David Quammen: Zoonosis and human pandemics exacerbated by ecological disruption

*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    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 <sp
20/04/202042 minutes 56 seconds
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228) Ruskin Hartley: Addressing light pollution to protect our dark night skies

*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    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.   Fea
16/04/202034 minutes 43 seconds
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227) Rebecca Henderson: ‘Reimagining capitalism in a world on fire’

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</sp
13/04/202042 minutes 14 seconds
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226) Dr. Zach Bush [PART 2]: Restoring our ecological and human regenerative capacities to heal

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-base
09/04/202029 minutes 35 seconds
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225) Dr. Zach Bush [PART 1]: How agricultural soil health has impacted our public health

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, which makes this episode really pertinent to this time. 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: <a href= "https://www
06/04/202030 minutes 36 seconds
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224) Ryland Engelhart: Embodying gratitude and love through business and soil regeneration

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</
30/03/202048 minutes 1 second
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223) Galina Angarova: Why preserving cultural and language diversity is vital to protecting biodiversity

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 n
23/03/202040 minutes 49 seconds
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222) Austin Whitman: Decarbonizing the economy with the Climate Neutral Certification

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 Ep
19/03/202039 minutes 1 second
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221) Jason Bradford: Uncovering the unsustainable systems that underlie cities and the case for reruralization

Jason Bradford is a biologist, farmer, and 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. He notably authored The Future is Rural: Food system adaptations to the great simplification, which presents the case for reversing the trend of urbanization and towards re-ruralization. In this podcast episode, Jason sheds light on the unsustainable systems that underlie and run our cities and 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 wild habitat loss; and more.   Featured music: Mining for Steal by <span style= "
16/03/202038 minutes 15 seconds
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220) Ane Alencar: Battling the Amazon's ongoing deforestation and forest fires

Ane Alencar is the Director of Science for the Amazon Environmental Research Institute, a scientific, non-governmental, nonpartisan, 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 manmade forest fires have been changing its bioregional landscape and water cycle; and more.   Featured music: Mining for Steal by Fuchsia Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/220 Weekly solutions-based news: <span style=
12/03/202037 minutes 2 seconds
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219) Rob Greenfield: Seeing past our socially constructed normalcy to find health and happiness

Rob Greenfield (previously featured in episode 98) is an activist and humanitarian dedicated to sustainability, equality, and justice. He just 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 the key motivations behind his bold decisions to voluntarily earn no more than the federal poverty threshold each year; why he challenges the conventional wisdom of needing to accumulate monetary wealth to gain 'security'; and more.   Featured music: Mining for Steal by Fuchsia Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/219 Weekly solutions-based news: <s
09/03/202045 minutes 34 seconds
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218) Ezra Silk: Moving into emergency mode to address our ecological breakdown

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: <a href="http://ww
05/03/202039 minutes 14 seconds
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217) Ronnie Cummins: Building a grassroots movement for the regeneration revolution

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: <a href= "https://www.greendrea
02/03/202044 minutes 15 seconds
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216) Ashleigh Brown: Reversing desertification and regenerating life on degraded lands

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. If you're wondering how you can get your hands dirty to help restore degraded lands, enrich ecosystems with biodiversity, and sequester soil carbon, this conversation is one not to be missed! In this podcast episode, Ashleigh sheds light on what it means for climate change that 90% of our greenhouse gases by volume is water vapor; what it takes to regenerate life and help jumpstart the water cycle on desertified lands; and more.   Featured music: Mountain Twin by <a href= "http
27/02/202048 minutes 3 seconds
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215) Christopher D. Cook: How our subsidies and trade deals enabled the broken globalized food system

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</a
24/02/202045 minutes 37 seconds
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214) Dr. Daphne Miller: Taking a more holistic view on personal and planetary health

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 <span style="font-weight:
20/02/202036 minutes 9 seconds
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213) Dr. Christopher Ryan: Debunking the myths of civilization and learning from prehistoric humans

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: <span style="fon
17/02/202043 minutes 29 seconds
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212) Shaun Chamberlin: How endless economic growth is incompatible with supporting life on earth

Shaun Chamberlin is the founder of Dark Optimism, a not-for-profit, research and activist organization that is positive about the kind of world humanity can create while being realistic about how far we have to go to create that future. Shaun was also one of the first Extinction Rebellion arrestees, is the co-author of the book, Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy, and serves as 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 (i.e., the reality of economics and politics vs. the reality of physics and the environment); and more.   <span style=
13/02/202039 minutes 2 seconds
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211) Pierre Paslier: Reimagining the ways we package and consume beverages

Pierre Paslier is an innovation design engineer and the co-founder and co-CEO of NOTPLA an innovative, eco-conscious packaging startup. His company's main and most well-known invention is Ooho, an edible water packet made of seaweed. In this podcast episode, Pierre sheds light on how he learned from biomimicry to develop and fine-tune his idea to package drinks in edible packets; the difference between bioplastics that require industrial composting and ones that readily biodegrade in the soil (or are even edible!); and more.   Featured music: Mountain Twin by Joel Porter <span style="font-weight: 400
10/02/202037 minutes 59 seconds
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210) Rebecca Burgess [Part 2]: Building relational, regenerative systems with localized Fibersheds

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 <
06/02/202028 minutes 58 seconds
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209) Rebecca Burgess [Part 1]: Revealing the false promises of synthetic biology

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: <a href= "https://www
03/02/202032 minutes 16 seconds
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208) Dory Trimble: Supporting energy sovereignty by providing access to solar power

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</a
30/01/202039 minutes 26 seconds
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207) Josué Rivas: Building empathy through deep and intentional photojournalism

Josué Rivas is the founder of Natives Photograph and a visual storyteller and educator working at the intersection of art, journalism, and social justice. He's been a long-time collaborator of youth climate activist and hip hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (featured in EP41), and his 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 build empathy for one another as fellow humans, rather than perpetuate stereotypes or cause divide; and more.   Featured music of the month: Power to Change by Luna Bec <span style="fon
27/01/202036 minutes 54 seconds
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206) Amy Lewis: Using political science to inform how we can best effectuate change

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: <
23/01/202040 minutes 15 seconds
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205) Steven Marquardt: Turning fear into community-based activism with Sunrise Movement

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: <a href="http://ww
20/01/202033 minutes 44 seconds
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204) Kristie Reddick & Jessica Honaker: What bugs can teach us about Social-Emotional Learning

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.   Featured music of the month: Power to Change by Luna Bec Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/204 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com</s
16/01/202046 minutes 5 seconds
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203) Pete Gombert: How affordable housing impacts public health and environmental justice

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.   Featured music of the month: Power to Change by Luna Bec Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/203 Weekly solutions-based news: www.greendreamer.com<span style= "font-we
13/01/202041 minutes
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202) Mark Vossler: Acknowledging climate change as a public health threat that will affect everyone

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.   Featured music of the month: Power to Change by Luna Bec Episode notes: <a href= "h
09/01/202041 minutes 31 seconds
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201) Elizabeth Whitlow: How the Regenerative Organic Certification is raising the bar for agricultural practices

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.   Featured music of the month: Power to Change by Luna Bec Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/201 We
06/01/202048 minutes 10 seconds
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26/12/20191 minute 52 seconds
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200) Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali: Realizing the power we each have to enact positive change

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: <a
19/12/201944 minutes 7 seconds
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199) Michael Brune: Enjoying and exploring wild spaces to sustain environmental activism

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: <a href="http://www.greendreamer.co
16/12/201938 minutes 12 seconds
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198) Angelou Ezeilo: Connecting underrepresented youth to the outdoors and careers in conservation

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 <span style="font-weight
12/12/201937 minutes 25 seconds
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197) Kathleen Draper: Using biochar to restore our biological and manmade carbon cycle

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 <span style="f
09/12/201932 minutes 18 seconds
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196) Stephen Tan: Remaining critical of the health and safety guidelines provided by governmental agencies

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  <span style="font-weigh
05/12/201945 minutes 26 seconds
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195) Rob Horton: Creating community gardens in food deserts to improve access to good health

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<span style="
02/12/201939 minutes 27 seconds
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194) Naziha Mestaoui: Co-creating ecological art with the Amazon's Huni Kuin Tribe

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:
28/11/201939 minutes 14 seconds
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193) Peter Bosshard: Stopping our insurance companies from investing in and insuring coal

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.   *
25/11/201939 minutes 55 seconds
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192) Fred Provenza [PART 2]: Balancing the acceptance of Earth's ongoing transformations with our power to enact change

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 transfo
21/11/201930 minutes 1 second
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191) Fred Provenza [PART 1]: What behavioral ecology teaches us about the wisdom of the palate

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.   <p cl
18/11/201929 minutes 6 seconds
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190) Dr. Chris Newman: The role of doctors in leading action on climate change

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: <a href="
14/11/201936 minutes 17 seconds
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189) Dr. M. Jackson: The multifaceted stories of our glaciers and the people who live alongside of them

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/18
11/11/201935 minutes 19 seconds
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188) Murray Fisher: Restoring the New York Harbor to the thriving marine ecosystem it once was

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 <span style
07/11/201949 minutes 46 seconds
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187) Mark Hoddle: Navigating the complex fight against anthropogenic invasive species

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  <span style="font-wei
04/11/201946 minutes 19 seconds
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186) Stuart Landesberg: Opening up environmental consciousness to new audiences

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: <a href="http://www.gr
31/10/201937 minutes 57 seconds
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185) Miki Agrawal: Disrupting our wasteful culture around menstrual products and toilet paper

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. Miki is also the author of 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—a modern manifesto to inspiring people 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 <span st
28/10/201942 minutes 17 seconds
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184) Rob Avis: Building community-based self-sufficiency and resilience through permaculture design

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 sys
24/10/201950 minutes 8 seconds
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183) Emily Penn: The root causes and effects of ocean plastic pollution

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: <a href="http://www.
21/10/201936 minutes 55 seconds
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182) Winston Chiu: Redirecting otherwise wasted meals towards those struggling with food security

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 mo
17/10/201935 minutes 26 seconds
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181) Leah Garcés: Turning adversaries into allies to change animal agriculture

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
14/10/201944 minutes 5 seconds
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180) Mark Charles [PART 2]: Emboldening Native Peoples to step into their role as hosts of the land

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: <a href="
10/10/201922 minutes 5 seconds
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179) Mark Charles [PART 1]: Unveiling the deeper roots of our systemic ecological and social injustice

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/greendreamerpo
07/10/201932 minutes 39 seconds
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178) Matthew Goldberg: The psychology of what shapes public opinion on climate science

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.greendream
03/10/201936 minutes 47 seconds
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177) Laurie Davies Adams: How pollinator conservation can unite all for a greener, healthier earth

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
30/09/201940 minutes 43 seconds
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176) Nick Buxton [PART 2]: Militarism and its impact on societal and ecological welfare

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.
26/09/201924 minutes 21 seconds
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175) Nick Buxton [PART 1]: Why framing climate change as security issues works against climate justice

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: <a href="h
23/09/201929 minutes 28 seconds
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174) Danielle Doggett: Revolutionizing the shipping industry with zero-emission sail cargo ships

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.   <span style=
19/09/201938 minutes 46 seconds
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173) Sean Sherman: Revitalizing Native American foods and re-identifying North American cuisine

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 shed
16/09/201939 minutes 1 second
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172) Whitney Bauck: Breaking free from the consumerist culture to truly fill our inner voids

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: <a href="https://www.gree
12/09/201926 minutes 39 seconds
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171) Ben Goldfarb: The vital role of beavers in enriching and strengthening our ecosystems

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 <span
09/09/201940 minutes 57 seconds
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170) Natalie Kofler: The ethics and application of gene-editing for ecological conservation

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: <a href= "http://www.greendreamer.com/
05/09/201939 minutes 29 seconds
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169) Kenton Whitman: Rewilding to gain fresh perspectives on modern civilization

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 <span st
02/09/201941 minutes 50 seconds
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168) Keith Bowers [PART 2]: The connectivity and complexity in urban ecology beyond simply 'greening' our landscapes

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   <span sty
29/08/201922 minutes 20 seconds
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167) Keith Bowers [PART 1]: Being proactive in restoration and planning for a more biodiverse planet today

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.   In 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 a part of nature and all species impact their environments in some way, we've uniquely altered our landscapes in ways that require us to restore habitats; what urban ecology is all about; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/167 Weekly solutions-based news: <a href="htt
26/08/201932 minutes 19 seconds
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166) Mark Shepard: Restoration agriculture and letting go of micromanagement to allow nature to thrive

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.  <
22/08/201947 minutes 42 seconds
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165) Helena Norberg-Hodge: How localizing our economies can support better public and ecological health

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 sole 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.   Episode notes: <a href= "http://www.greendream
20/08/201942 minutes 51 seconds
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164) John Farrell: Why we need to decentralize our power grids for energy democracy

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: <a href= "h
15/08/201937 minutes 20 seconds
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163) Matt Daigle: Getting started with affordable and sustainable home improvement projects

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 ho
13/08/201934 minutes 29 seconds
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162) Mitch Anderson [PART 2]: Recent wins in safeguarding ancestral lands in the Amazon Rainforest

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: <a href= "https://
08/08/201920 minutes 52 seconds
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161) Mitch Anderson [PART 1]: Dismantling privileged views to support the struggles of the Amazon's indigenous peoples

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
06/08/201930 minutes 30 seconds
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160) Intentional Communities and their ability to root our society in things that matter most with Sky Blue

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: <span style= "font-weight: 400
01/08/201939 minutes 59 seconds
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159) How urban farming may be key to reclaiming our food sovereignty with Greg Peterson

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<
30/07/201935 minutes 22 seconds
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158) Reclaiming our humanity by addressing overcivilization and artificial intelligence with Jennifer Grayson

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.green
25/07/201939 minutes 14 seconds
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157) The vital role of our wetlands in balancing our planetary health and climate with Max Finlayson

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.   <span style="font-weigh
23/07/201934 minutes 47 seconds
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156) Examining population growth as an upstream cause of ecological degradation with Terry Spahr

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: <a href=
18/07/201932 minutes 31 seconds
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155) How probiotics can build resilience against disease and ecological challenges with Raja Dhir

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 l
16/07/201940 minutes 1 second
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154) Using ecological art to spark environmental conservation with Aviva Rahmani

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. <span style="font-wei
11/07/201933 minutes 58 seconds
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153) Democratizing ‘organic’ in the fashion industry with Pact’s Brendan Synnott

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.greendream
09/07/201935 minutes 47 seconds
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152) Questioning modern views of advancement using permacultural wisdom with Janice Setser and Sasha Rabin

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: <a href= "h
04/07/201932 minutes 2 seconds
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151) Breaking down how sustainability applies to everything with Jay Siegel

Jay Siegel is the founder of Ground Up Impact and the creator of Sustainability Defined, the award-winning podcast that defines sustainability "one topic (and one bad joke) at a time." On this episode, Jay sheds light on why sustainability can't be defined by a standard dictionary; the root causes driving environmental degradation no matter what industry we're speaking of; what it takes to reach the general public with our messages beyond the niche of people who already care; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/151 Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
02/07/201937 minutes 31 seconds
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150) Slow flowers that truly commemorate our love for one another and the earth with Debra Prinzing

Debra Prinzing (@dkprinzing) is a Seattle-based writer, speaker and leading advocate for American Grown Flowers. Through her many Slow Flowers-branded projects, including SlowFlowers.com (@myslowflowers), Slow Flowers Podcast, and American Flowers Week, she has convened a national conversation that stimulates consumers and professionals alike to make conscious choices about their floral purchases. On this podcast episode, Debra sheds light on why we need a slow flowers movement; the environmental impacts of growing flowers with an artisan minds
27/06/201937 minutes 46 seconds
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149) Addressing our unsustainable palm oil demand with Maria Abadilla

Maria Abadilla is the Founder and Chairperson of Orangutan Alliance (@orangutanalliance), an independent, industry-based nonprofit organization promoting the reduction of unsustainable palm oil in consumer products through their palm oil free certification program. On this podcast episode, Maria sheds light on the primary global threats from the palm oil industry; the evolution of how we commodified palm oil to the point where rainforests are cleared for its plantations; how we can navigate the over two-hundred alternative names that palm oil is masked under on ingredient labels; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/149 <span style="font-weight: 400;
25/06/201927 minutes
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148) Envisioning that future when disposable packaging will become obsolete with Tamara Lim

Tamara Lim is the founder and CEO of The Wally Shop, America's first zero-waste grocery delivery service that sources from local farmers, markets, and bulk shops.   On this podcast episode, Tamara sheds light on how our current consumption model and waste management methods are setting us up for failure when we're striving to address our waste issues; what structural and systemic shifts we need in order to render disposable packaging obsolete; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/148 Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram: www.instagram.co
20/06/201936 minutes 55 seconds
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147) Ending settler colonialism to reclaim food justice and sovereignty with Rosalinda Guillen

Rosalinda Guillen is a recognized farm worker and rural justice leader. She's also the Executive Director of Community to Community (C2C), a women-of-color led, grassroots organization redefining power in order to end settler colonialism, capitalism, and patriarchy in their external and internalized forms. Fueled by inspiration from her parents growing up and fed up with the systemic oppression in our food system, Rosalinda is working to build support for rural communities and sustainable agriculture policies that ensure equity and healthy communities for farm workers. On this podcast episode, Rosalinda sheds light on how settler colonialism continues to play out in our food system today; how the lack of work authorization for undocumented farm workers—<span style= "font-weigh
18/06/201940 minutes 16 seconds
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146) Unveiling human trafficking and overfishing in the opaque global seafood supply chain with Shannon Service

Shannon Service is an award-winning, independent reporter and filmmaker who broke the story of slavery at sea for NPR’s Morning Edition in 2012. Her new feature documentary, Ghost Fleet, follows up on that story as she sets sail with a Thai abolitionist who is scouring remote islands for slaves who’ve jumped ship.   On this podcast episode, Shannon sheds light on the difficulties in regulating our global fishing industry; how overfishing is tied to human trafficking and modern-day slavery at sea; how to address "fish-laundering" and support more transparency and traceability in the seafood supply chain; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/146 Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support <span style="font-weight
13/06/201926 minutes 45 seconds
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145) Enriching agrobiodiversity and soil health for more nutritious foods with Gabe Brown

Gabe Brown is the author of Dirt to Soil and the owner and operator of Brown’s Ranch in Bismarck, North Dakota, where he and his family have been farming profitably without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides for over twenty years.   Today, Gabe’s award-winning regenerative farming systems lead thousands of people to flock to his farm each year to learn how to implement them so they can support their own farms and ranches using similar practices as well.   On this podcast episode, Gabe sheds light on why we need to stop focusing on yield as the ultimate measurement in food production; the importance of having ruminants and animals on farmlands to support agroecology; problematic, existing farm programs and regulations that incentivize monocultures and extractive methods of agriculture that need to be amended; and more.  
11/06/201937 minutes 28 seconds
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144) Safeguarding our irreplaceable ancient and endangered forests with Canopy's Nicole Rycroft

Nicole Rycroft is the Founder and Executive Director of Canopy, an international nonprofit organization that works collaboratively with over 750 companies to protect our ancient and endangered forests.   On this podcast episode, Nicole sheds light on our urgency to protect our remaining ancient and endangered forests from further deforestation; why we need to be wary of buying new clothes and textiles made of rayon and viscose, even if they're sourced from sustainably managed forests; whether we should compost old paper or wood products into soil or recycle them into new material; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/143 <s
06/06/201938 minutes 5 seconds
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143) Using litigation and the courts to protect human health and our planet with Earthjustice's Abbie Dillen

Abigail Dillen is the President of Earthjustice, an organization that uses the courts to protect our environment and people’s health.   Throughout her career, she's litigated many precedent-setting cases that have held polluters accountable and cleared the way for clean energy nationally, which is why we're honored to be able to share her expertise and thought leadership with you on this podcast episode.   In this conversation, Abbie sheds light on the implication of nature's place within our society based on the values the United States was founded on; how litigation can support the environmental movement; how environmental policies, laws, and regulations differ and how we can get involved in them; and more.   Episod
04/06/201934 minutes 31 seconds
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142) The fraud in 'certified organic' and reclaiming its true meaning with Dave Chapman

Dave Chapman runs Long Wind Farm in Vermont and is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Real Organic Project. After unveiling how our current organic standards may be misleading consumers and falling short of what "organic" should mean, he now actively fights for integrity and transparency in the National Organic Program. On this podcast episode, Dave shares the shocking reality of how products from CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations) and hydroponics can be certified organic by the USDA; why hydroponics should not be considered organic; how he's dealing with the challenges of going against big money and corporate influence; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/142 Support the show: <a href= "http://www.greendreamer.com/support
30/05/201941 minutes 39 seconds
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141) Mycorrhizal fungi and why soil health is vital to all life on earth with Dr. Kris Nichols

Dr. Kris Nichols is the Chief Scientist at Pachaterrae and a world-renowned leader in the movement to regenerate soils for healthy food, healthy people, and a healthy planet. On this episode, Kris sheds light on the vital role of mycorrhizal fungi in indirectly supporting resilience against climate change; the importance of biodiversity in creating synergies that strengthen the health of our ecosystems; how soil microbiology impacts the bioavailability of the nutrients within our foods; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/141 Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
28/05/201941 minutes 29 seconds
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140) Transcending national interests to collaborate as one world on climate action with Shyla Raghav

Shyla Raghav is the global climate change strategy lead for Conservation International, who's attended almost a decade of United Nations climate change negotiations and international conferences. On this episode, Shyla sheds light on her learning lessons from having attended these key negotiations; how competition for power, economic status, and technological advancement between countries impact our ability to collaborate on climate mitigation; what "422pm" means and how we can meaningfully lower greenhouse gases through nature-based solutions; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/140 Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram: www.instag
23/05/201940 minutes 16 seconds
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139) Using plastic as a currency to close the loop and tackle global poverty with David Katz

David Katz is the founder of Plastic Bank, which is helping to make plastic waste a currency that transcends poverty while stopping the flow of plastic into our oceans. On this podcast episode, David sheds light on what sugar has to do with plastic pollution; why we need to address the fact that this global crisis is intricately linked to poverty; the importance of coming up with ways that keep plastics out of our oceans to begin with (e.g., turning off the tap) rather than focusing on retroactive cleanups (e.g., mopping the floor while it's still being flooded); and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/139 Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram:
21/05/201936 minutes 55 seconds
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138) Shedding light on the "Shoespiracy" we've been told to believe with Galahad Clark

Galahad Clark, a seventh-generation Clark of the Clarks shoe dynasty, is the co-creator of Shoespiracy and the founder of VIVOBAREFOOT, a global footwear brand that’s set out to be the most sustainable in the world. After learning about how the thick layers of support in our footwear are leading the muscles in our feet to atrophy, compromising sensory information and our bodily health, Galahad created a shoe that is wide, flexible, and sensory, allowing our feet to function they way they are supposed to! On this podcast episode, Galahad sheds light on this public health scandal around shoes, how our feet's strength impacts the health of our brains, joints, and body as a whole system, the environmental impact of the shoe industry and what it means to support sustainability as a footwear brand; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/138</a
16/05/201938 minutes 35 seconds
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137) Going outside of the sustainability bubble to impact more people with Manuela Baron

Manuela Baron is a Colombian-American content creator and artist behind The Girl Gone Green, focused on advocating for environmentally conscious living. On this podcast episode, Manuela sheds light on how exposing ourselves to different cultures and environments shift our perspectives on sustainability; why she hesitates to promote "zero-waste living"; how can we go against that grain of social media, which tends to promote mindless consumption, to encourage mindfulness, minimalism, and conscious consumerism; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/137 Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast</s
14/05/201940 minutes 59 seconds
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136) Why enriching and protecting biodiversity are key to addressing climate change with Adam Sacks

Adam Sacks is a climate activist, writer, and the Executive Director of Biodiversity for a Livable Climate. On this podcast episode, Adam sheds light on how biodiversity loss may be a greater threat to our planet than climate change; why we need to include the conservation of biodiversity as a key climate health solution; how real-life stories of regeneration around the world prove that we already know what it takes to rebuild healthy, resilient ecosystems; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/136 Support the show: www.patreon.com/greendreamer Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
09/05/201942 minutes 42 seconds
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135) The U.N. named "worldwide crisis" from gold mining we need to know about with Bob Donofrio

Bob Donofrio is the creator of Futura Jewelry, a brand that creates a global curation of iconic jewelry designs using only certified Fairmined Ecological Gold. (At present, it's the only brand to do so.)   After a life-changing discovery a few years ago of the threat that mercury from small-scale gold mining poses to people and our planet, he founded the brand in efforts to support a cleaner future and better social and environmental standards in the industry.   On this podcast episode, Bob sheds light on how mercury emissions has been dubbed a global crisis by the United Nations; why Fairmined Ecological Gold, specifically used in jewelry, is necessary to improve the practices in gold mining (though gold is also used for other things like computer chips); how the creation of beautiful, meaningful, and timeless designs can encourage deeper appreciation for fashion rather than drive overconsumption; and more.</p
07/05/201937 minutes 42 seconds
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134) Empowering farmers of color and dismantling racism in the food system with Leah Penniman

Leah Penniman is an educator, farmer, the author of Farming While Black, and food justice activist who currently serves as founding co-executive director of Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, New York—a people-of-color led project that works to dismantle racism in our food system.   On this episode, Leah sheds light on the impact of colonialism on soil health around the world; how the oppression of Black and Indigenous people-of-color in the United States has affected farmland ownership and continued, institutionalized injustice; how we can take action to support racial justice in food production; and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/134 Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
02/05/201930 minutes 51 seconds
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133) Dreaming up radical ways to address our global food waste scandal

Tristram Stuart is a speaker, an international award-winning author (The Bloodless Revolution and Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal), the founder of Feedback and Toastale, and an expert on the environmental and social impacts of food.   On this episode, Tristram shares how we've come to adopt a wasteful, linear food system (and what a circular system would look like), how we can be more respectful to nature in spite of our economy undervaluing what is truly invaluable, how we can rewire our broken food system through delivery services driven by supply of what is available rather than consumer demand, and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/133 Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
30/04/201939 minutes 27 seconds
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132) Greening transportation with vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells with Brian Goldstein

With a background in alternative fuels, renewable energy, energy efficiency, transportation technologies, and financial services, Brian Goldstein is the Executive Director of Energy Independence Now (founded by Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation‘s CEO, Terry Tamminen), a nonprofit on a mission to support the transition to a clean transportation system through hydrogen fuel.   On this episode, Brian shares how hydrogen fuel cells work, the environmental impact of electric vehicles compared to hydrogen-powered vehicles, the practicality and potential of fuel cells to help green the transportation sector, and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/132 Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Ins
25/04/201941 minutes 19 seconds
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131) How decentralized energy grids support resilience against natural disasters with J.I. Cruz

J.I. Cruz is the co-founder of ACEPR, a nonprofit social enterprise and accelerator program that aims to provide Puerto Rican community leaders with the resources, financing, and know-how needed to establish renewable energy microgrid cooperatives across the island.   On this episode, J.I. shares how renewable energy relates to natural disasters like hurricanes, the role of decentralized electric grids in sustainable development, how he deals with ageism as someone who started his social venture at 21 years old, and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/131 Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram: <
23/04/201933 minutes 41 seconds
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EARTH DAY BONUS: A sincere thank you for all you do and stand for

My special message to you. Happy Earth Day and Month, Green Dreamer!   Support the show and join our network: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
22/04/20194 minutes 18 seconds
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130) Why we need to rethink how we address climate change with Judith D. Schwartz

Judith D. Schwartz is a journalist who focuses on nature-based solutions to global challenges and the author of Cows Save the Planet and Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World.     On this episode, Judith shares why fixating on reducing carbon emissions alone is a shortsighted approach to tackling climate change, how 'organic' is losing its standards and meaning, what it means that we've been managing against environmental challenges rather than managing for them, and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/130 Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram: www.instagram.com/greendreamerpodcast
18/04/201949 minutes 9 seconds
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129) Collaboration over competition to more quickly achieve our shared goals with Fashionista's Whitney Bauck

Whitney Bauck is an Associate Editor at Fashionista. She got her start writing about the intersection of fashion, faith, and ethics, and now frequently explores the topics of sustainability, worker rights, and diverse representation within the fashion industry.   On this episode, Whitney shares why she thinks regenerative agriculture may be the next big thing in sustainable fashion, her thoughts on what drives fashion trends, how we can influence the industry to be more ethical and sustainable in practice, and more.   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/129 Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram: <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/g
16/04/201934 minutes 14 seconds
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128) Questioning overconsumption and our wasteful fashion system with Sarah-Jayne Smith

How might exposures to cultures different from our own allow us to see our own blind spots when it comes to our common lifestyle habits (and those of other people's)? How has our current fashion industry come to be so wasteful, and what can we do as individuals to help the industry move in a healthier direction?   Sharing her wisdom here is Sarah-Jayne Smith, Founder of Magpies and Peacocks—the only nonprofit design house in the United States. Let's dive in!   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/127 Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram: @KameaChayne @GreenDreamerPodcast   HIGHLIGHTS [3:01] Kaméa: "Do you think the amount of space that Americans have compared to other countries in the world has, in part, inspired this culture of disp
11/04/201931 minutes 37 seconds
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127) Supporting environmental protection through policy beyond voting with Will Hackman

At a time when we need to galvanize collective power to drive systemic change, why is it important for us to go beyond conscious consumerism to also focus on political action? What can we do besides voting to support environmental policy throughout the year? Sharing his wisdom here is Will Hackman, an activist and contributing writer on the topics of energy, environment, climate change policy. Let's dive in!   Episode notes: www.greendreamer.com/127 Support the show: www.greendreamer.com/support Instagram: @KameaChayne @GreenDreamerPodcast   HIGHLIGHTS [2:55] Kaméa: "Is it more effective to try and do what we can as individuals with our lifestyle choices, or is it more effective to work on environmental policy change?" [10:50] Where th
09/04/201935 minutes
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126) 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste and introducing this idea to friends and family with Kathryn Kellogg

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!   *Become a patron for bonus episodes, access to our Green Dreamer Network, and more: www.greendreamer.com/support   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 stu
04/04/201936 minutes 50 seconds
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125) Individual actions adding up to transform the world for the better with Aaron Perry

What is biodynamic farming, and what can we learn from this to support the regeneration of a healthier planet? How have our individual actions already shifted societal trends, and how are they continuing to crystalize our path towards a sustainable future? Sharing his wisdom here is author and Founder of Y on Earth, Aaron Perry. Let's dive in!   *Become a patron for bonus episodes, access to our Green Dreamer Network, and more: www.greendreamer.com/support   HIGHLIGHTS  [3:11] Aaron discusses Nature-Deficit Disorder and how urbanization may contribute to mental illness. [6:01] Aaron discusses how our daily individual actions add up to help drive larger positive change. [8:32] Aaron explains what biodynamic agriculture is.  [12:44] What Aaron does as Chief Sustainability Officer for organiza
02/04/201937 minutes 58 seconds
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124) Everything we need to know about microplastic pollution right now with Rachael Miller

What do we need to know about how microplastic pollution impacts our health and the health of our natural ecosystems? Why can natural microfibers shed from our clothes also be problematic when they wash down the drain? Sharing her wisdom here is Rachael Miller, the Co-Founder of Rozalia Project and the Founder of Cora Ball, a solution that keeps microplastics from our clothing from washing down the drain. Let's dive in!   *Become a patron for bonus episodes, access to our Green Dreamer Network, and more: www.greendreamer.com/support   HIGHLIGHTS    [9:23] Rachael explains how our clothing and textiles break apart and shed microfibers. [11:42] Why our clothing made from natural fibers (and not just synthetics) can also be problematic. <stro
28/03/201942 minutes 10 seconds
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123) Dismantling dominant perceptions of what an environmentalist looks like with Michael A. Estrada

What's at stake when the coverage of environmental issues leave out their impacts on the people they affect? What is the role of an artist in supporting the sustainability and regeneration of a thriving planet? Sharing his wisdom here is Michael A. Estrada, a photographer, writer, and the founder of Brown Environmentalist, also known as BEEN Media. Let's dive in!   *Become a patron for bonus episodes, access to our Green Dreamer Network, and more: www.greendreamer.com/support   HIGHLIGHTS   [5:10] Kaméa: "What is the role of an artist in environmental activism?" [6:58] Michael talks about what led him to focus on the experiences of people of color in sustainability.   [11:16] Michael discusses how common media narratives about environmental activism may have harmed BIPOC (Black, Indigeno
26/03/201930 minutes 44 seconds
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122) How mindfulness can lead to a healthier and more sustainable world with Dr. Parneet Pal

How does our mental and emotional wellbeing impact our ability to serve those we love, our communities, and our planet? What is it that actually motivates behavioral change, and what does this mean for us as people wanting to spark positive change in our own lives and the lives of people around us?   Sharing her wisdom here is Dr. Parneet Pal, Chief Science Officer at Wisdom Labs. Let's dive in!   *Become a patron for bonus episodes, access to our Green Dreamer Network, and more: www.greendreamer.com/support   HIGHLIGHTS [9:03] Kaméa: "Across the board, we're experiencing increasing levels of stress, burnout, anxiety, and loneliness. What are the driving forces are behind this negative trend?" [11:13] How technology affects our mental health. [19:19] How our daily stress responses can impact ou
21/03/201939 minutes 42 seconds
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121) Bringing back localized, regenerative, transparent food systems with Wen-Jay Ying

To address the unsustainability of our current food production, how can we work towards having localized and regenerative food systems? What do we need to know about the mislabeling, or greenwashing, of our food products?   Sharing her wisdom here is Wen-Jay Ying, Founder and CEO of Local Roots NYC. Let's dive in!   *Become a patron for bonus episodes, access to our Green Dreamer Network, and more: www.greendreamer.com/support   HIGHLIGHTS [5:55] Wen-Jay: "There is so much content about food out there that it can feel kind of intimidating. But if you can make it really fun and a little sexy, I think people are more likely to listen."   [10:20] Kaméa: "Were there any specific roadblocks that you faced as a female, minority business owner?" [1
19/03/201932 minutes 29 seconds
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120) Accepting there is no orthodoxy in environmentalism to activate everyone with Dr. John Fraser and Dr. Rupu Gupta

How does the dominant narrative that we are destructive as humans actually do our work in sustainability a disservice? What is the importance of accepting that not everyone will approach or see environmental activism in the same way?   Sharing their wisdom here are conservation psychologists and leading researchers at New Knowledge Organization, Dr. John Fraser and Dr. Rupu Gupta. Let's dive in!   *Enjoying the show? Support Green Dreamer on Patreon for bonus episodes, access to our private support community, and more.*   HIGHLIGHTS [8:23] Kaméa: "How has your transdisciplinary approach allowed you and your team to reach new findings or come up with more powerful solutions for sustainability?" [11:02] John explains how humanity has a pattern of depleting our resources, and how th
14/03/201940 minutes 16 seconds
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119) Why we need to center green living around accessibility and entertainment with Shelbi of Shelbizleee

How do we reach people who aren't already mindful of their environmental impact, while not pushing them away by being 'too hardcore' in our approach? What should we keep in mind when we're sharing sustainability with our friends and people who are just entering the scene so that our messages can reach them in an engaging and meaningful way?   Sharing her wisdom here is eco-realist and YouTuber Shelbi of Shelbizleee. Let's dive in!    *Enjoying the show? Support Green Dreamer on Patreon for bonus episodes, access to our private support community, and more.*   HIGHLIGHTS  [5:39] How Shelbi first started dumpster diving. [9:06] Shelbi discusses the importance of holding stores and companies accountable for their waste. <p
12/03/201935 minutes 28 seconds
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118) Balancing frustration with knowing that patience and positivity can better spark change with Candice Batista

How has the media coverage of sustainability evolved over the last decade, and how can we support its presence in mainstream narratives? What was it that instilled in us this idea that living sustainably is all about sacrificing things rather than about gaining things that can truly enrich our lives?   Sharing her wisdom here is Candice Batista, an environmental journalist and the founder of The Eco Hub. Let's dive in!   *Enjoying the show? Support Green Dreamer on Patreon for bonus episodes, access to our private support community, and more.*   HIGHLIGHTS   [3:26] What sparked Candice's interest in environmental journalism.  [7:11] Candice talks about how she was 'very preachy' at first and why she now approaches her messaging from a more educational tone. [8:51] Kaméa: "What's your curr
07/03/201937 minutes 26 seconds
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117) How lab-grown diamonds are disrupting the diamond mining industry for the better with Alex Weindling

How do lab-grown diamonds compare in their environmental impact with conventionally mined ones? Given that some people rely on mining diamonds for their livelihoods, why do we still need to transition away from extracting these precious stones by way of mining?   Sharing his wisdom here is Alex Weindling, Founder and CEO of Clean Origin, a jewelry company which sells lab-grown diamonds. You'll hear about some of the major social and environmental issues involved in conventional diamond mining, how lab-grown diamonds are made, why this technology should render the need for mining diamonds obsolete, and more. Let's dive in!   *Enjoying the show? Support Green Dreamer on Patreon for bonus episodes, access to our private support community, and more.*   HIGHLIGHTS [5:04] Alex talks about what eventually led him to leave his family business in the
05/03/201938 minutes 13 seconds
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116) Stepping beyond in-fighting within activism to galvanize our collective strength with Immy Lucas

How can we help sustainability as a topic get more attention in spaces where people already consume a lot of content online, such as on YouTube? How can we lessen the amount of in-fighting going on within environmental activism so we can join forces to inspire whatever action and change we can together?   Sharing her wisdom here is Immy Lucas, a YouTube content creator and Founder of the Low Impact Movement. You'll hear about what made her most watched videos go viral, how to be more inclusive of all types of people in our communication, why it's so important for eco-advocates to come together, and more. Let's dive in!   *Enjoying the show? Support Green Dreamer on Patreon for bonus episodes, access to our private support community, and more.*   HIGHLIGHTS   [7:18] Immy shares one of the most difficult parts in her transition towards a zero waste lifes
28/02/201936 minutes 54 seconds
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115) Relearning marginalized ideas of food storage in tackling plastic pollution with Sarah Kaeck

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!   *Enjoying the show? Support Green Dreamer on Patreon for bonus episodes, access to our private support community, and more.*   HIGHLIGHTS [6:35] Kaméa: "Why do you think such a healthy, functional, and practical way of storing food has been l
26/02/201928 minutes 21 seconds
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114) Reaching that tipping point when sustainability will break into the mainstream with documentary filmmaker Jordan Osmond

How can awareness of sustainability—even if just among a minority group of people—eventually reach a tipping point when it can then create a ripple effect and break into the mainstream? What does it take to create stories and documentaries that leave people feeling deeply inspired, empowered, and moved to action?   Sharing his wisdom here is Jordan Osmond, documentary filmmaker and Co-Founder of Happen Films. You'll hear about why fear may not an effective motivator for sustainable behavioral change, how we can learn from localized and indigenous knowledge, how to inspire and activate people through film, and more. Let's dive in!   HIGHLIGHTS   [6:46] The difference between using cold facts versus using stories when sharing information and motivating others to take action. [18:37] Jordan: "There's still time to heal the damage that has been done." <st
21/02/201938 minutes 5 seconds
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113) Why single-use bottles won't go away and how bottled water can go circular with Nicole Doucet

In the middle of this global awareness to use less single-use plastic bottled water, why is the bottled water market still on the rise? Why is aluminum superior to plastic as a material used for single-use packaging?   Sharing her wisdom here is Nicole Doucet, the CEO and Co-founder of Open Water. You'll hear about all the reasons why aluminum is a more environmentally friendly packaging material when compared to plastic, the pervasive problem with microplastics, why recycling plastic isn't a sustainable solution, and more. Let's dive in!   HIGHLIGHTS  [4:57] Nicole's thoughts on why it seems we have just recently gained more awareness as a society on single-use plastic even though it's been a problem for a long time. [9:01] Why aluminum is a more environmentally material than plastic for packaging. [9:44] Kaméa: "Why are there incentives to support the recycling of a
19/02/201932 minutes 32 seconds
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112) How young people can be empowered to help engineer positive change with Brittany Bennett

Given that many young people today are already so passionate about helping to solve our global issues, how can we better engage them and empower them to contribute their unique perspectives and talents? How does engineering tie into this picture of sustainability, and how can engineers best apply their backgrounds and skillset to help further advance our progress towards a healthier future?   Sharing her wisdom here is Brittany Bennett, Executive Director of Engineers for a Sustainable World. You'll hear about the role of engineers in tackling environmental issues, the importance of having young people in leadership positions, the need for policy change and collective action, and more. Let's dive in!   HIGHLIGHTS [4:28] How engineers are uniquely positioned to solve environmental problems. [13:40] Brittany: "One of the greatest things we can do is to combine our powe
14/02/201930 minutes 31 seconds
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111) An eco-skincare brand born out of a journey of natural healing after major injuries with Andy Hnilo

What are some environmental impacts from the beauty and skincare industry that we should be mindful of? In the midst of our fast-paced, often stressful lives, what can we keep in mind that can help us to immediately shift our outlooks to one of gratitude?   Sharing his wisdom here is Andy Hnilo, Founder and CEO of Alitura Naturals. You'll hear about the serious injury that led to him starting Alitura Naturals, some of the most concerning problems with the skincare and beauty industry right now, how to keep a perspective of appreciation in life, and more. Let's dive in!    HIGHLIGHTS [3:18] The serious accident that eventually led to Andy's founding of Alitura. [7:52] Why the ingredients we put onto our skin matter. [12:23] Andy discusses the research and development process he used to develop his innovative, natural skincare. [17:02] Why Andy d
12/02/201943 minutes 34 seconds
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110) Breaking down climate change science into three simple steps with Dr. Jeffrey Bennett

Why can we feel confident and hopeful about our ability to address climate change in this time of need? Even though this topic can often feel complex, overwhelming, and sometimes controversial, what are the three basic things we need to know about the science of climate change that are just undeniable and simple realities?   Sharing his wisdom here is Dr. Jeffrey Bennett, an astronomer, teacher, and author. You'll hear about the relationship between astronomy and our climate; how the solutions to tackling climate change have multi-faceted benefits for our society; how to speak intelligently and with clarity about climate change science; and more.   HIGHLIGHTS [3:03] The relationship between astronomy and climate change. [6:06] The difference between saving the earth and saving civilization. [7:19] Jeffrey explains the simple science behind global war
07/02/201932 minutes 28 seconds
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109) How microbiome science will transform our approaches to self-care and sustainability with Seed's Ara Katz

How will a deeper understanding of our microbiome health encourage us to take better care of ourselves and our planet? How has human activity been impacting our earth's world of microbes, and what's at stake if our microbial diversity and richness continue to decrease?   Sharing her wisdom here is Ara Katz, the Co-Founder of Seed, which is pioneering the application of microbiome science for both human and planetary health. You'll hear about what exactly our microbiome is and does for us; how our personal ecosystems relate to our earth's microbes; how microbiome science will shift our entire approaches to self-care and earth stewardship; and more. Let's dive in!   HIGHLIGHTS [7:21] Ara shares how her experience breastfeeding led her to connect the dots between personal and environmental health. [18:01] Ara explains what our microbiome is and what it does for us. [25:51]</stron
05/02/201942 minutes 40 seconds
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108) Inspiring a more mindful, positive, and health-promoting narrative in the media with model activist Renee Elizabeth Peters

What can we learn from the modeling and fashion industries to help us accelerate our progress towards a healthier future? How does the role of privilege tie into conversations around sustainable living, and how can we be more mindful of this so that we're not just improving our own lives independently, but also helping to improve the system to make it easier and more accessible for everyone to live better as well?   Sharing her wisdom here is Renee Elizabeth Peters, a model-activist, the content creator at Model4GreenLiving, a social media expert, and an environmental advocate. You'll hear about the role of modeling in social impact; how to combat burnout as an activist; how we can use our privilege to make a more positive impact; and more. Let's dive in!   HIGHLIGHTS [11:03] Renee's greatest personal struggle working within the modeling industry while championing mind, body, and earth positivity. [1
31/01/201937 minutes 5 seconds
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107) Shifting our mindset on money to embrace the social good it can be used to support with Devin Thorpe

When money is often associated with corruption and greed, how can we shift our money mindset to be more confident and unafraid to work with it (given that this is how our world operates), so that we can better use it as a means to help improve our world? What can we do to begin meaningfully addressing the issues of disease, poverty, and climate change altogether?   Sharing his wisdom here is Devin Thorpe, author, speaker, and founder of the Your Mark on the World Center. You'll hear about why having the right money mindset is important for making a positive impact; why corporations aren't going away and what we can do to better hold them accountable for their work; the interconnected relationship between poverty, disease, and climate change; and more. Let's dive in!   HIGHLIGHTS [7:20] Devin: "I think all of us in the sustainability world on some level resent the influence of money. But the fact is–money <
29/01/201936 minutes 34 seconds
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106) Deepening our connections with other people and nature through food with Max La Manna

What do we need to know about food waste, and what can we do as individuals to help our communities waste less food? Even though sometimes we may feel, as individuals, like just one person in this massive world, why is our sheer existence so important in helping to shape trends and society?   Sharing his wisdom here is Max La Manna of Eating With Max. You'll hear about how we can inspire those around us to take positive actions for our planet; how we can create a less wasteful food industry; what to know about plant-based foods that can help us feel more connected to our earth; and more. Let's dive in!   HIGHLIGHTS  [6:45] What inspired Max to become a pioneer as a chef focused on not wasting any food, tackling plastic waste from the food industry, and making plant-based recipes. [8:53] Max: "I think that's where a lot of creativity lives – in that space of the unknown and in that space of
24/01/201932 minutes 12 seconds
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105) Why supporting community-based organizations may be key to environmental justice with Peggy Shepard

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 coalesc
22/01/201935 minutes 51 seconds
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104) Using aquaponics to scale sustainable production of medical cannabis with Green Relief's Warren Bravo

How do aquaponics work and how can this be used to support a more sustainable future in agriculture? What are some environmental issues from the medical cannabis industry that we should know, and how can we best support it to move in a healthier direction?   Sharing his wisdom here is Warren Bravo, the co-founder and CEO of Green Relief. You'll hear about how he pivoted from leading his family business to become the largest cement contracting company in Canada to co-establishing his licensed medical cannabis company; how he developed their aquaponic system to be able to scale sustainable production of the plant; how sterile systems like hydroponics compare to aquaponics and soil-based growth; and more. Let's dive in.   HIGHLIGHTS: [7:00] How Warren got involved with the medical cannabis industry and sustainable agriculture. [11:55] Warren: "I learned a long time ago not to sweat over things
17/01/201933 minutes 26 seconds
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103) Why we need a prevention-based solution to plastic and microplastic pollution with 5 Gyres Institute's Dr. Marcus Eriksen

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 fo
15/01/201936 minutes 48 seconds
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102) Bridging science and entertainment and the role of insects in sustainability with Phil Torres

How can we better convey the science behind sustainability to the general public so that people will be more interested and motivated to take action? How do insects tie into this picture of sustainability, and why is their presence so vital to our sustainable future?   Sharing his wisdom here is Phil Torres, a biologist with an appetite for adventure. Known for his fieldwork in the Amazon rainforest, he documents his research on his YouTube channel, The Jungle Diaries, and is also the host of United Airlines' Big Metal Bird, and The CW's Ready Set Pet. He's also appeared on Animal Planet and Discovery Channel, and has published in Wired, BBC, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, and more. Let's dive in.   HIGHLIGHTS [8:40] Phil explains how the decisions we make locally have global effects. [12:58] Kaméa: "What led you to become a science communicator?" [19:14] W
10/01/201949 minutes 49 seconds
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101) Making sustainability accessible to accelerate our progress towards a healthier future with 1% For the Planet's Kate Williams

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] K
08/01/201939 minutes 22 seconds
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BONUS: 5 things to acknowledge yourself for from 2018 and what's next on Green Dreamer

We're currently taking a 2-week holidays break in celebration of reaching our 100th episode, and will resume with 2 episodes per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning the second week of January. Be sure to hit SUBSCRIBE if you haven't yet to stay posted, and in the mean time, feel welcome to dive right into our 100 inspiring episodes already waiting for you.   SUPPORT GREEN DREAMER: If you've been enjoying Green Dreamer Podcast and would like to support its continued production, please check out our 2019 Green Dreamer Planners (GreenDreamer.com/Planners), share the show or our planners with friends, or leave a review of what you're enjoying in this podcast app, also including your social username or business name and what you're working on so we can check out what you're up to as well!   Thank you for bringing your light. x @KameaChayne
26/12/20189 minutes 10 seconds
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100) Humbling modernity while dreaming up a truly sustainable future with For The Wild's Ayana Young

What does it mean that a lot of our current efforts to 'go green' could just be facades or short term solutions that might create another set of unintended problems? How do we deal with the loneliness and rage that might come from having woken up to a lot of our systemic issues which a lot of people around us might still not see?   Our guest on this episode is Ayana Young, a lover and protector of wild nature and the host of For the Wild podcast. Today, she teaches empowered earth stewardship, leads biodiversity enhancement workshops, and facilitates panels across North America with her team. Let's dive in.   HIGHLIGHTS [5:12] Ayana: "I think the word 'sustainability' is thrown around way too much. It's become a marketing tool." [8:30] Ayana: "When you think about 9 billion people
20/12/201849 minutes 59 seconds
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99) Major takeaways and a recap of our first 100 episodes ft. Abigail Davidson (LAST BLOOM TUESDAY)

As we're wrapping up 2018, I wanted to take this opportunity to have Abigail Davidson, Green Dreamer's Creative Partnerships Manager and the one who's been creating all of our show notes, lead us in reflecting upon our first 100 episodes.   Abigail is also a holistic wellness blogger and coach at The School of Wellbeing who helps individuals learn to listen to their bodies and minds and develop a thriving lifestyle specific to them.   Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/99, subscribe to our weekly newsletter to win monthly giveaways, and share your biggest takeaways with me on Instagram @KameaChayne to let me know you're tuning in. Thanks for bringing your light! x
18/12/201818 minutes 10 seconds
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98) Accepting grim realities while maintaining a zest for improving life on earth now with Rob Greenfield

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 tra
15/12/201839 minutes 55 seconds
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97) How plastic is made and realizing a future without plastic packaging with Snapshots of Simplicity's Christine Liu

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
13/12/201833 minutes 54 seconds
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96) How responsible storytelling can better inspire world peace and sustainability ft. Janice Cantieri (BLOOM TUESDAY)

How can the ways that we go about storytelling either cause division, fear, and hatred, or inspire harmony, empathy, and connection? And in turn, how does this impact our abilities to realize a more sustainable future more quickly?   Special guest of our Bloom Tuesday episode, environmental journalist and storyteller Janice Cantieri, shares her expertise on this topic with us.   Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/96, subscribe to our weekly newsletter to win monthly giveaways, and share your biggest takeaways with me on Instagram @KameaChayne to let me know you're tuning in. Thanks for bringing your light! x
11/12/201820 minutes 28 seconds
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95) Reconnecting with ancient wisdom and using eco-tourism to support conservation with Marco Bollinger

How may looking at advancement in a linear way (underdeveloped, developing, and developed) limit our ability to learn with an open mind and experience life to the fullest? Why is supporting environmentally and socially conscious tourism so important to sustainable development and the conservation of vital ecosystems, like our rainforests?   Sharing his wisdom with us here is Marco Bollinger, Co-Founder of Lokal Travel, a marketplace for booking eco adventures around the world that support local communities. He's also an award-winning filmmaker and photographer who's photographed Beyoncé and Barack Obama, spent years documenting Lebanon's refugee camps, and danced for 107 hours in a full costume to raise awareness for rainforest conservation. Let's dive in.   HIGHLIGHTS [5:32] Kaméa: "What does what you learned about happiness [in "developing" nations] tell us about these types of categorizations we often put on dif
08/12/201839 minutes 1 second
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94) Supporting better nutrition while tackling food waste using spent barley with Canvas' Sarah Pool

What are some key public health and environmental issues stemming from the food and beverage industries that we should know about? How do health concerns sparked by the food industry trap people into states of ill health, making it really hard for people to break free from this cycle?   Sharing her wisdom here is Sarah Pool, former Founder of Pacific Superfood Snacks and the Co-Founder and CEO of Canvas, a healthy beverage company committed to improving individual and global health through functional nutrition and innovative technology applications. Let's dive in.   HIGHLIGHTS [5:05] Sarah explains why so many of our 'health' foods contain unhealthy fillers and gels. [7:45] Sarah: "A group of really passionate people can make a huge difference in the world." [9:32] Sarah explains how Canvas got started. [11:21] Sarah discusses
06/12/201830 minutes 41 seconds
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93) How to urbanize mindfully for more resilience in the face of natural disasters ft. Phoebe Loyd (BLOOM TUESDAY)

How do natural disasters relate to sustainability and vice versa? And how can we urbanize in ways that take into better account the ecosystem's characteristics so our cities can be more resilient against natural events?   Special guest of our Bloom Tuesday episode, Phoebe Loyd of Bare Change, shares her expertise on this topic with us.   Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/93, 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
04/12/201819 minutes 46 seconds
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92) Looking past ads telling us we need things we don't need with BuyMeOnce's Tara Button

Why should durability be a key factor to take into account when we try to shop more sustainably? How are advertisements set up to potentially manipulate our thinking, and how can we address that ourselves in order to protect our mental health?   Sharing her wisdom here is Tara Button, the Founder of BuyMeOnce, a website which finds the most sustainable and longest-lasting products on the planet. Let's dive in.   HIGHLIGHTS [7:56] How Tara and her team determine which items are the longest-lasting products on the planet to stock.    [16:46] Tara discusses the dangers of advertising and how consumers are constantly manipulated. [19:43] How we can consciously address this problem as individual consumers. [22:10] Kaméa: "Do you think there's a relationship between the accumulation of stuff and our perceived self worth?" [25:22]</stro
01/12/201837 minutes 18 seconds
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91) How living walls and biophilic design improve productivity and wellbeing with Sagegreenlife's Richard Kincaid

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 buildin
29/11/201837 minutes 54 seconds
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90) How to be mindful of the role privilege and accessibility play in sustainability to build a better future for everybody ft. Francesca Willow

How are systemic racism and inequality intricately tied to environmental issues? How can we be more mindful of the language we use when we talk about sustainability to not further exclude and divide, but to help unite and include people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances?   Special guest of our Bloom Tuesday episode, Francesca Willow of Ethical Unicorn, shares her expertise on this topic with us.   Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/90, 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
27/11/201821 minutes 18 seconds
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89) Why sustainability doesn't make headlines in mainstream media and how we can reframe this topic with Georgina Wilson-Powell

Why is it that environmental issues rarely make headlines in mainstream media? What's the importance in providing objective information about sustainability, as opposed to subjective ones?   Georgina Wilson-Powell, the founder of Pebble, a community-focused and mobile-first magazine on a mission to influence consumer change through inspiring advice for sustainable living. Let's dive in.   HIGHLIGHTS [4:46] Georgina's thoughts on why sustainability topics often don't make headlines in mainstream media. [5:01] Georgina: "I was always told that sustainability doesn't sell; it's boring; no one is interested. I just felt in my gut that was wrong..." [17:45] Kaméa: "Why did you decide to emphasize that Pebble Magazine is mobile-first?" [20:25] Georgina shares her greatest piece of guidance on how we can tell more engaging st
24/11/201833 minutes 43 seconds
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88) Why we're wired to want more stuff and the psychology of materialism with Tim Kasser PhD

Why are we wired to be drawn to new things constantly and feel a sense of security (at least in the short term) from the accumulation of more stuff? Why should the psychology of materialism actually make us hopeful about our abilities to work towards a less materialistic and more sustainable future?   Sharing his expertise with us here is Dr. Tim Kasser, a psychology professor at Knox College in Illinois who's written over 100 scientific articles and chapters on materialism, values, ecological sustainability, quality of life, and more. He shared his expertise on the notable documentary, The True Cost, and has also authored five books, including his most recent one, Hypercapitalism.   Let's dive in.   HIGHLIGHTS [10:31] Kaméa: "What influences how materialistic someone is?" [15:49] Tim explains why we may innately want the latest and greatest things. [19:21]</stro
22/11/201839 minutes 39 seconds
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87) How to shop for safe and eco-friendly skincare and cosmetic products ft. Marie Arlet (BLOOM TUESDAY)

Why do we even need to be informed shoppers of skincare and cosmetic products? Shouldn't their safety be regulated by the government or industry already? How can we shop for safer and eco-friendly products?   Special guest of our Bloom Tuesday episode, Marie Arlet of Shea Brand, shares her expertise on this topic with us.   Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/87, 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
20/11/201818 minutes 7 seconds
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86) How championing artisan craft enables us to become better environmental stewards and impactful shoppers with Liza Moiseeva

How does supporting artisans around the world simultaneously help support sustainability? As the holiday season and Black Friday are coming up, what are some things we should keep in mind to help us be able to shop more ethically and sustainably?   Shedding light on these topics and more is Liza Moiseeva, Co-Founder of the leading Fair Trade social enterprise subscription box company GlobeIn. Due to the popularity and great success of the company, they've been able to invest millions of dollars in artisan communities over the past few years alone, helping to alleviate poverty through empowerment.   Let's dive in.   HIGHLIGHTS  [8:20] Kaméa: "How does the consumer know whether the businesses are responsible for ethical production, or if all of the middle men in the supply chain are responsible?" [14:33] Liza on the keys to GlobeIn reaching such a  large audience
17/11/201832 minutes 14 seconds
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85) Why body shaming drives mindless consumption and the importance of self-affirmation in eco-living with Marieke Eyskoot

How do modern day pressures around body image relate to sustainability? With eco living often focused on the negatives—on what we're not doing enough of and how we're falling short of being perfect—why is it so important to let ourselves feel good about what we do and to reassure ourselves that we're okay... that we're doing enough?   Sharing her wisdom here is Marieke Eyskoot, a sustainable fashion and lifestyle expert, sought-after speaker, consultant, and Co-Founder of the International Fair Fashion Trade Show, MINT. With over 15 years of experience in the field, she was nominated as Amsterdam's Citizen of the Year and recently authored the book, This is a Good Guide.   Let's dive in.   HIGHLIGHTS  [15:11] Kaméa: "How can we support the sustainability and ethical fashion space to grow if there are less dollars left to be pumped into the marketing side of things?"</
15/11/201840 minutes 43 seconds
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84) How to thrift like a pro and support the second-hand economy to grow ft Leah Wise (BLOOM TUESDAY)

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
13/11/201819 minutes 37 seconds
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83) Connecting people through cross-cultural, shared desires and insecurities with 'Female Indiana Jones' Alison Teal

In this often divided world, what do we need in order to come together so that we can collectively work towards a more sustainable future? Across cultures and language barriers, what are some universal truths about happiness that we can learn and implement?   Sharing her wisdom here is filmmaker and Host of Alison’s Adventures, Alison Teal. With her unique upbringing (like a Tarzan child) and adventurous spirit, she's been named "The Female Indiana Jones" by TIME Magazine and "The Oprah of Adventure" by Huffington Post, and has also been on the Discovery Channel TV show, Naked and Afraid.   Let's dive in.   HIGHLIGHTS  [6:41] Alison talks about what she calls the disease of 'over-there-itis' and how we always want we can't or don't have. [7:23] Kaméa: "What is one of the craziest memories you have from your crazy upbringing and living in the wilderness?" <strong
10/11/201845 minutes 9 seconds
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82) The story of shark attack survivor turned shark conservationist and photographer Mike Coots

How did our guest today go from being a shark attack survivor to becoming a powerful voice for ocean and shark conservation? What are some things to do with shark conservation that we should know?   Sharing his wisdom here is Mike Coots, who was attacked by a shark at the age of 18, and has since become a professional photographer inspiring people to connect more deeply with sharks and our oceans.   HIGHLIGHTS [4:16] Mike shares the surreal experience of when he lost his leg in a shark attack at age 18. [14:17] How Mike got into photography after the attack. [17:12] What gave Mike the courage to photograph sharks up close for his conservation work, in spite of his earlier attack. [20:55] One thing about shark conservation that most people may not be aware of.   [23:03] The link between shark fin hunting, wealth, a
08/11/201833 minutes 58 seconds
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81) Is shopping online more or less sustainable than doing so in person? Ft. Polly Barks (BLOOM TUESDAY)

E-commerce is only increasing. Ever wonder about the environmental impact of buying things from online vs. in person?   Special guest of our Bloom Tuesday episode, Polly Barks of Green Indy Blog, shares her expertise on this topic with us.   Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/81, and follow me on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x
06/11/201817 minutes 21 seconds
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80) How to tap into your creative genius zone to help our planet thrive with Katie Patrick

What if we can just tweak a few words in our messaging to be able to immediately double, and even triple, the amount of action and change that we inspire? Why should we go from looking at tackling public health, social, and environmental issues as a 'fight,' to simply tapping into our own 'creative geniuses' (as our guest today calls it)?   Katie Patrick, an environmental engineer, software designer, author, YouTube channel and podcast host, media spokesperson, and board member of Good Environmental Choice Australia shares her wisdom with us on this episode.   HIGHLIGHTS [10:55] Why government legislature and enforcement is necessary in order to have access to the information and data needed to drive change. [12:52] Katie discusses the importance of presenting that data in a well-designed, simplified, and even fun way. [16:59] Kaméa: "What was your bi
03/11/201838 minutes 22 seconds
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79) Tackling our global waste crisis while accepting that people are selfish with TerraCycle's Tom Szaky

Instead of getting people to go against their will and desires to sacrifice things for sustainability, what if we just acknowledge that most of us are selfish, and learn to play into that? How did we even get to our global waste crisis today, and what do we need to do to address this issue on a national and global level?   Tom Szaky, the Founder and CEO of TerraCycle, an innovative company that's becoming a global leader in recycling waste that's traditionally difficult to recycle, shares his wisdom with us here.   HIGHLIGHTS  [9:26] Tom explains why some items have been deemed "un-recyclable" and how TerraCycle manages to recycle them anyway. [12:18] Tom: "Anything that isn't recyclable today, can be. The key is finding other points of value beyond just the material that makes up that object." [15:40] Tom explains why we nee
01/11/201833 minutes 42 seconds
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78) Why environmental policy can be so hard to change or pass and 3 things we can do to help (BLOOM TUESDAY)

Why is it so damn difficult to change or solidify environmental policy at a national level? Here, I share what the "Iron Triangle" is in U.S. politics and what we can do as individuals to support systemic change.   Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/78, sign up for our Weekly Newsletter to  be automatically entered to win our monthly giveaways, and follow me on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x
30/10/201814 minutes 6 seconds
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77) How minimalism can enrich our lives with YouTuber and blogger Signe Hansen

How can we get people who are very much still seduced by fast fashion into the idea of buying less and buying better? How can we deal with perfectionism in terms of sustainable living, and be able to just enjoy this journey rather than just constantly feel bad or feel like we're not enough?   Sharing her wisdom today is Signe Hansen, content creator behind the blog and YouTube channel, Use Less, which explores minimalism, sustainable fashion, and lifestyle.   Let's dive in.   HIGHLIGHTS [8:43] How Signe deals with perfectionism and criticism from viewers. [10:54] What Signe says has been one of the keys to growing her audience. [13:55] Kaméa: "What's been the biggest life lesson you've learned since you've really cut down and embraced minimalism?". [20:40] Kaméa: "What can we do to inspire the consumers who are st
27/10/201831 minutes 32 seconds
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76) Getting models, talent, and celebrities who spark trends and influence popular culture to stand for sustainability with Anne Therese

What if more people with great influence on popular culture were to more boldly speak up for sustainability? What would it mean for our world if we had models who were role models, who stood up for public health, social and environmental welfare, and who represent brands that actually align with their personal values?   Sharing her wisdom on this episode is Anne Therese Bengtsson, a former New York City model and Co-Founder of Role Models Management, which is on a mission to redefine what it means to be a model. She's also the podcast host of Hey Change, where she inspires people to embrace curiosity and positivity and promotes an ethical and sustainable way of life.   Let's dive in.   HIGHLIGHTS [8:28] How the modeling industry works and how Role Models Management sets itself apart. [10:09] Kaméa: "What do you think having models whos
25/10/201832 minutes 52 seconds
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75) Did you know these 7 things about electronic waste? (BLOOM TUESDAY)

You're reading this on an electronic device. Do you know what happens to electronics after they're disposed of? Here are 7 shocking things I learned when I dug deeper into this topic, as well as simple things we can do to help address issues around e-waste.   Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/75, and follow me on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x
23/10/201812 minutes 9 seconds
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74) Inspiring greater respect for our oceans and marine life with underwater photographer Alicia Ward

What do we need to know about how our skin and hair products may be impacting our ocean's health? Given that our underwater world feels so distant, how can we inspire people to feel more connected to our oceans to want to protect them?   Alicia Ward, a professional underwater photographer and Co-Founder of See Through Sea, which is dedicated to ocean conservation and the art of underwater storytelling, shares her wisdom with us.   HIGHLIGHTS:  [6:39] Kaméa: "How did you learn to free-dive and how long did it take to master that?" [9:00] How Alicia and her husband, Jim, started See Through Sea. [10:48] Alicia discusses what it was like to be one of the very few young, female underwater photographers in an male-dominated industry. [13:34] Alicia shares a few of her most touching memories from her underwater adventures. <st
20/10/201837 minutes 34 seconds
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73) Why we need to redefine what it means to travel for leisure with Evelina Utterdahl of Earth Wanderess

What are the social and environmental impacts of travel that we should be aware of? Why do we need to redefine what it means to be a tourist so that traveling can become a more sustainable leisure activity? Evelina Utterdahl, the ethical and sustainable travel blogger behind Earth Wanderess (who decided to stop flying this year) shares her wisdom with us on this episode.   HIGHLIGHTS: [14:20] Eve discusses the privilege of having the time, money, and powerful passport to be able to travel freely. [16:32] Eve on the social and environmental costs of travel we should know. [19:56] Easy things we can do as tourists to support local economies and help address the social and environmental costs of travel. [22:21] Eve: "I think we need to change the mindset that traveling has to be far away or exotic... It can be in your own hometown." [26:36
18/10/201832 minutes 11 seconds
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72) Beginner tips to composting for healthier soils and a more circular food systems ft. Celia Ristow (BLOOM TUESDAY)

Given that with soil degradation, we only have 60 years of top soil left... but also that only a tiny percentage of food waste is currently being composted to help regenerate healthy soils, how can we get started in composting even if for the first time?   Special guest of our Bloom Tuesday episode, Celia Ristow of Litterless, shares her expertise with us.   Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/72, and follow me on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x
16/10/201817 minutes 1 second
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71) The environmental impact of modern day burials we should know with eco mortician Elizabeth Fournier

What do we need to know about the environmental impact of modern-day burials, and what are "green burials" all about? Given that our burial methods used to be eco-friendly, how did we come to accept an environmentally harmful and financially costly way of running our funeral services as the norm?   'The Green Reaper' Elizabeth Fournier, who's the Founder of Cornerstone Funeral Services in Boring, Oregon and author of The Green Burial Guidebook shares her wisdom with us on this episode.   HIGHLIGHTS: [3:16] How Elizabeth came to become a "green mortician." [8:16] Elizabeth explains what's involved in a traditional burial process versus a "green" burial process. [11:24] Kaméa: "How did we as a society come to accept an environmentally harmful and economically costly way of doing burials?" [14:11] Elizabeth: "You have the right to ask questions."<
13/10/201831 minutes 29 seconds
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70) How impact investing can help us accelerate towards a thriving future with Ibrahim AlHusseini

What do we need to know about impact investing and how can that help us accelerate towards a healthier, thriving planet? Why does the traditional idea of first making as much money as possible (at the cost of social and environmental welfare) and then donating to good causes to address those very problems not make sense? Ibrahim AlHusseini, the Founder of FullCycle Energy Fund, a renowned impact investor, environmentalist, and highly-regarded speaker shares his wisdom with us. Let's dive in.   HIGHLIGHTS [8:20] What led Ibrahim to become a socially and environmentally driven investor.   [11:48] Ibrahim tells us about his company, FullCycle Energy Fund, which funds companies with the goal of turning landfill waste into energy. [14:39] Ibrahim explains how we are actually able to turn trash into renewable energy. <stro
11/10/201833 minutes 36 seconds
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69) How to lower our exposure to VOCs and toxins in bed and at home ft. Nimi Kelloway (BLOOM TUESDAY)

With indoor air pollution often being worse than outdoor air pollution even in urban spaces, how can we reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals in our homes for our health?   Special guest of our Bloom Tuesday episode, Nimi Kelloway of Haute Coton, shares her expertise with us.   Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/69, and follow me on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x
09/10/201818 minutes 7 seconds
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68) What we need to know about renewables and electric cars with Green Living Guy Seth Leitman

What are some things we need to know about electric cars and the future of renewable energy? What does it take to scale our audience size into the millions, so that we can inspire and engage with more people with our work? Our guest today is Seth Leitman of Green Living Guy – an expert on electric cars and renewable energy who's worked for the state of New York on green energy and who writes about LED green lighting, indoor air quality, alternative-fueled vehicles, and more. Let's dive in.   HIGHIGHTS:  [7:52] How Seth has managed to balance creating helpful content for people while also making money. [8:59] Seth: "Just keep showing up. Find one thing in particular that you're an expert in and focus on it. And then from there, everything else becomes obvious." [9:39] Kaméa: "Wh
06/10/201833 minutes 5 seconds
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67) Shifting away from apparel made using plastic microfibers with Sustainable Fashion Alliance's Andrea Plell

Why is it important for us to minimize our purchasing of clothes with microplastic fibers, like virgin polyester and nylon? How can we support sustainability markets to grow when conscious consumers, by nature, are trying to buy less?   Andrea Plell is the Founder of Ecologique, a PR, communications, and event production company, the Co-Founder of Sustainable Fashion Alliance, and the West Coast Regional Director of Fashion Revolution USA. She shares her wisdom with us on this episode.   HIGHLIGHTS: [8:31] Andrea: "There wasn't a job out there for something like this at the time, so I ended up creating the role for myself." [11:04] Kaméa: "How has marketing been traditionally used, and how can we best use it for sustainability?” [13:36] Andrea explains the paradigm shift that's needed in the fashion industry. [21:04] Andrea's b
04/10/201838 minutes 51 seconds
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66) 3 Great leaps around the world we're taking towards a greener planet (BLOOM TUESDAY)

We're on track to losing our vital forests around the world, but we also are making huge progress towards reforestation and conserving our existing ancient forests. Here are 3 we can get excited about.   Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/66, and follow me on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x
02/10/20189 minutes 11 seconds
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65) Carbon-offsetting as our only current way to have a zero emission lifestyle with Cool Effect's Marisa de Belloy

Why does carbon offsetting sometimes have a negative reputation for just being a bandaid solution to our emissions, and how does the word itself limit our perception of what these projects are actually about? How can we pick out carbon offsetting projects actually effectively offsetting emissions, from the ones that aren't?   Marisa de Belloy, CEO of Cool Effect, shares her wisdom with you.   HIGHLIGHTS: [6:27] What Cool Effect does and how it's different than other carbon offsetting projects. [16:47] Marisa: "When you donate to Cool Effect, you know exactly how many tons of carbon you personally have reduced." [18:31] Marisa: "Carbon offsetting is the only way we currently have to get to zero." [20:50] Kaméa: "How much would an average American need to offset their emissions for the year?" [22:09] How consumers can iden
29/09/201837 minutes 9 seconds
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64) Turning a disruptive innovation for circular fashion to life with OSOMTEX's Patricia Ermecheo

How was our guest today able to create a technology to be able to close the loop in our production and disposal of clothing? What does it take to come up with a disruptive idea for sustainability and bring that to life?   Patricia Ermecheo, CEO and Founder of Osom Brand and OSOMTEX, shares her wisdom with us on this episode.    HIGHLIGHTS: [9:50] Kaméa: "What is OSOMTEX doing differently than other textile recycling programs?" [13:24] Kaméa: "Can this be recycled an indefinite number of times?" [22:17] What it meant to Patricia when Osom Brand was featured as one of the most disruptive technologies in the fashion industry. [23:35] Kaméa: "What's your best advice for someone who has a disruptive idea that they're just getting started w
27/09/201834 minutes 52 seconds
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63) How to talk about climate change without scaring people away ft. Meghann Percy (BLOOM TUESDAY)

With climate change being a topic that often repels and divides people, how can we talk about it in a way to engage more people and inspire more action?   Special guest of our Bloom Tuesday episode, Meghann Percy of Kiss That World Podcast, shares her biggest learning lessons from attending Al Gore's recent Climate Reality Project Leader Training in Los Angeles.   Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/63, and follow me on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x
25/09/201815 minutes 44 seconds
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62) How lab grown materials like spider silk can eliminate the need for toxic dyes and chemicals in fashion with Bolt Threads' Jamie Bainbridge

What do we know about how the chemicals and dyes used to treat our clothing impact our health? How can we pick apart brands that may be greenwashing from the brands that are actually trying to do what they can to improve?   Jamie Bainbridge, VP of Product Development at Bolt Threads shares her wisdom with you.   HIGHLIGHTS [5:23] Jamie on what Bolt Threads' scientists and engineers do for fashion. [7:29] What is spider silk and how is it made? [13:20] Kaméa: "What are some of the health impacts of the common chemicals used in clothing manufacturing?" [15:27] What Jamie says we can do as consumers to buy clothes without harmful chemicals. [9:23] How we can identify brands that are greenwashing versus brands that are actually doing the work.   Thanks for bringing your light! Fi
22/09/201828 minutes 10 seconds
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61) Looking past standardized impact assessments to understanding a bioregion with Fibershed's Rebecca Burgess

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.</p
20/09/201834 minutes 10 seconds
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60) How to tackle environmental and social anxiety to stay positive and activated (BLOOM TUESDAY)

With so many global issues looming over our heads, and with social media platforms like Instagram found to be detrimental to our mental wellbeing, how can we tackle chronic anxiety to stay motivated and activated?   Special guest for this Bloom Tuesday, Ashley James of Learn True Health Podcast (our guest from EPS58), shares her expert tips and insights with us.   Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/60, and follow me on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x
18/09/201816 minutes 4 seconds
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59) How chemicals leach out of plastics to impact our health with Life Without Plastic's Chantal Plamondon

How can we use the analogy of pasta and pasta sauce to better understand plastics and their health impacts? Why is it that we urgently need more research and development to find alternatives to plastic, especially for food packaging?   Chantal Plamondon, Co-Founder and CEO of Life Without Plastic, a pioneering one-stop-shop for all things non-plastic, shares her wisdom with us.   HIGHLIGHTS: [8:14] Chantal: "It started when I was just addressing my need, but I knew there were probably other parents who had the same need." [9:55] Chantal on the health impacts of plastics. [10:46] A few factors that increase the chances chemicals will leach from plastics. [15:54] What keeps Chantal going, even when she experiences discouraging moments. [1
15/09/201835 minutes 51 seconds
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58) A stronger mind and body to support a healthier planet with top wellness podcast Learn True Health's Ashley James

How can we take ownership and responsibility of our own lives so that we can be empowered to take action and make a difference? What do we need to properly to take care of ourselves holistically so that we have the energy and motivation to bring about our best work?   Ashley James, holistic health coach and host of a top wellness podcast, Learn True Health, shares her wisdom with us on this episode.   HIGHLIGHTS: [14:45] Kaméa: "What's a common theme you've heard over and over again while interviewing leading holistic practitioners for your podcast?" [12:57] Ashley: "The more we give up our power by being a victim, the more we've lost and the more we are just giving up all of our energy, and the person who's victimized us has won." [15:47] Ashley: "You need to listen to your body and the symptoms of your body so that you can tweak and adjust your diet and lifestyle as
13/09/201836 minutes 26 seconds
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57) A groundbreaking textile made from mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms (BLOOM TUESDAY)

It's often doom and gloom in this field, but here are 2 positive things happening right now we can get excited about in the sustainability space.   For a chance to win a gift card to an eco brand every month, subscribe to our Sunday Newsletters at www.GreenDreamer.com, and I look forward to connecting on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x
11/09/20188 minutes 41 seconds
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56) A moral obligation to not drive species extinction with award winning author Carl Safina

Why is it that we need to instill a sense of moral obligation to not be the reason a living species goes extinct? How can we tell more powerful stories around sustainability to actually move people and inspire action?   Carl Safina, Founder of The Safina Center and a biologist, conservationist, award-winning author, speaker, and contributor to NYTimes, NatGeo, HuffPost, etc., shares his wisdom with us here.   HIGHLIGHTS:  [7:33] Kaméa: "Throughout all of your years working in environmentalism, what's been one of your most moving experiences?" [17:52] How Carl deals with the doom and gloom of working in environmentalism.  [22:52] Carl: "I have an opportunity to let the animals make their own case for the own existence by going and showing how they live, what decisions they make, who their family is, how devoted they are to one another, etc..." [25:36]</s
08/09/201836 minutes 3 seconds
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55) 'Biomindfulness' and how meditation can help us work towards a more sustainable planet with Andrea Sanders

What is 'biomindfulness' and how can meditation help us to collectively work towards a healthier planet to call home? Why is it important to give people space to learn things, process information, and potentially change — at their own pace?   Andrea Sanders, environmental educator, mindfulness advisor, TEDx speaker, artist, and Instagram influencer, shares her wisdom with us on this episode.   HIGHLIGHTS: [5:33] Andrea explains the connection between meditation and environmental sustainability. [10:24] Andrea shares what she has found to be most effective in inspiring people to create change.  [11:52] How having a 'beginner's mindset' is really helpful when reducing our waste. [15:26] Kaméa: "If you could go back in time, what would you tell the younger, grumpy environmentalist version of yourself?" [20:10] Andrea discus
06/09/201832 minutes 16 seconds
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54) How to inspire positive change and the science of getting people to care (BLOOM TUESDAY)

Most people don't like to be told what to do or that they need to change their habits, decisions, and lifestyle. So how can we inspire positive action and changes in the name of better health and sustainability? Here, I share 5 tips I learned from our past guests that can help strengthen our messaging and approach, and some insights from an article called The Science of What Makes People Care, published on Stanford Social Innovation Review.   For a chance to win a gift card to an eco brand every month, subscribe to our Sunday Newsletters at www.GreenDreamer.com, and I look forward to connecting on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x
04/09/201814 minutes 33 seconds
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53) How traveling can inspire connection, harmony, social and eco awareness with modern-day Tarzan @CaptainPotter

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 ju
01/09/201833 minutes 37 seconds
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52) Why it's time to go beyond 'organic' to regenerative agriculture with ecological designer Mari Stuart

Once we've gone down the rabbit hole, digging up all the social, public health, and environmental issues we face today, how do we get ourselves out of there to actually take action and make a difference? Most people already understand and support the idea of 'organic,' which is great... But why is that not enough for sustainability? Why is regenerative agriculture the next big thing to support?   Mari Stuart, ecological designer, teacher, and Founder of Project Grounded, shares her wisdom with us on this episode.   HIGHLIGHTS: [6:23] What helped Mari to climb out of the rabbit hole of learning about environmental issues. [19:10] Mari: "We can do better than just organic."  [19:20] Mari explains the disconnect between people and food as a result of urbanization. [20:55] The biggest differences between organic farming and regenerative farming.</p
30/08/201837 minutes 5 seconds
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51) Why starting with tiny changes is how we'll win big (BLOOM TUESDAY)

Plastic straws may make up just 0.03% of ocean plastic waste, but why is this particular focus so important for us to move the needle forward in addressing the bigger picture of plastic pollution? What are two things we can get excited about this week?   For a chance to win a gift card to an eco brand every month, subscribe to our Sunday Newsletters at www.GreenDreamer.com, and I look forward to connecting on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x
28/08/201810 minutes 3 seconds
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50) 'Can Business Save the Earth' and why everyone has a key role to play with Michael Lenox

Considering that a lot of our environmental, social, and public health issues today are driven by irresponsible business practices, how can we turn this around so that we can collectively use the power of business for good? In spite of knowing what we need to preserve our clean water, clean air, biodiversity, and healthy ecosystems, why is it that we still have resistance against these fundamental, shared human needs?   Michael Lenox, Co-Author of 'Can Business Save the Earth?,' Tayloe Murphy Professor of Business Administration, and Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer at University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, shares his wisdom with us.   HIGHLIGHTS: [5:21] One thing about inspiring systemic change through business that most people don't understand.   [5:41] Michael: "Markets and business are the most powerful institutions we've ever invented, and the
25/08/201829 minutes 4 seconds
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49) Inspiring eco awareness through fun festivals and events with Green Is The New Black's Stephanie Dickson

How can we bring more fun into sustainability so we can draw more people into the space? To inspire greater awareness and action, what can in-person events do for sustainability that the digital world can't replicate?   Stephanie Dickson, Founder of The Wedge and Green is the New Black (Asia's first conscious festival) shares her wisdom with us on this episode.   HIGHLIGHTS:  [6:54] The biggest challenge Stephanie faced in creating the first eco-festival in Asia.   [8:02] Stephanie: "I really had to learn to be kinder to myself, enjoy the journey, celebrate the wins, and realize that the small changes make a big difference."   [10:54] Kaméa: "What's something you've learned from the Green Is The New Black event that's shifted your perspective on sustainability?
23/08/201832 minutes 11 seconds
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48) Beginner's tips to sustainable fashion with investigative writer and stylist Kasi Martin (BLOOM TUESDAY)

With the fashion industry being one of the biggest polluters in the world, how can we start shopping more sustainably for our clothes without getting overwhelmed? What's an exciting trend we can feel hopeful about within fashion?   Special guest for this Bloom Tuesday, Kasi Martin of The Peahen (@the_peahen) shares her expert tips and insights with us.   Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com, and follow me on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x
21/08/201815 minutes 52 seconds
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47) From eco surfboard startup into global industry authority with Firewire’s CEO Mark Price

What did it take for our guest today to help an eco surfboard startup become an industry authority and leader? What do we need to inspire a collective shift to valuing our needs over our desires?   Mark Price, CEO of Firewire surfboards and former executive at Reef and RipCurl, shares his wisdom with you.   HIGHLIGHTS: [7:40] Mark walks through the process of manufacturing conventional surfboards versus Firewire's eco-conscious surfboards. [11:49] Mark's greatest personal challenge in growing Firewire from a startup. [16:08] How Mark balances longterm vision with current goals. [20:32] What Mark believes has been key to Firewire going from startup to becoming a global authority. [21:49] Kaméa: "What do you see as a common struggle that eco entrepreneurs face today?" [22:16] Mark: "If you're lookin
18/08/201835 minutes 1 second
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46) Making sustainability sexy and desirable with serial ecopreneur and ‘ECOrenaissance’ author Marci Zaroff

What does it mean that we're now beginning an “Eco-Renaissance”? Rather than guilting or shaming people into being more eco-friendly, which might really just push people away, how can we attract people into sustainability so that they naturally and excitedly want to be a part of this movement?   Serial ecopreneur (MetaWear, Under the Canopy, Farm to Home Organic, Good Catch Foods, Beyond Brands, Institute for Integrative Nutrition... etc.) and author of the new book ECOrenaissance, Marci Zaroff, shares her wisdom on this episode.   HIGHLIGHTS: [6:09] Marci's journey through entrepreneurship and starting her many different brands and products. [9:20] One of the biggest struggles Marci has faced throughout the years. [13:53] Marci: "Design and redesign can change the world." [14:40] Kaméa: "What's been key to you becoming a succe
16/08/201836 minutes 46 seconds
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45) 3 Disruptive, innovative projects in sustainable fashion to get excited about (BLOOM TUESDAY)

When these projects scale, they may have immense positive impact in helping our fashion industry become healthier and more sustainable.   Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/45, and follow me on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x
14/08/20187 minutes 47 seconds
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44) A $2.2 Million "Tiny Business" that led the reusable bag movement with ECOBAGS Founder Sharon Rowe

How was Sharon Rowe able to grow her company into a $2.2 million tiny business while being a pioneer, leading the reusable bag movement? How can we thrive personally, professionally and financially, all while not compromising our values rooted in sustainability?   Sharon Rowe, founder of ECOBAGS, shares her wisdom with us on this episode.   HIGHLIGHTS: [8:55] Kaméa: "What was one of the most difficult moments in building your business?"  [11:30] What kept Sharon going in spite of stressful moments in her business. [12:55] What Sharon would tell the younger version of her back when she wanted to quit her business. [13:43] Kaméa: "What has been key to ECOBAGS' growth?" [14:40] Sharon: "Your fans are the people who take your story, if they believe you're doing it authentically, and take it further than you could possibly ev
11/08/201835 minutes 23 seconds
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43) Bringing sustainability to the mass market by making it accessible to all with LunchSkin's Founder Kirsten Quigley

How was our guest today able to get her eco-friendly lunch bags available not just in eco-focused stores, but also in the mass market through big box retailers like Target and T.J. Maxx? Even though issues with plastic pollution have already been around for decades, what did it take for us to wake the world up about this on a global scale, as we have in the recent months?   Kirsten Quigley, founder of LunchSkins, shares her wisdom with us today.   HIGHLIGHTS: [6:30] Kirsten: "It occurred to me that I had an opportunity to bridge the gap between what kids learn in school and then what they can do at home to create a ripple of effect of learning and living those values." [7:05] How LunchSkins first got started. [9:15] Kirsten: "If everyone could do this small thing, then it could have a really big impact." [12:08] Kaméa: "What di
09/08/201835 minutes 8 seconds
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42) 5 Fascinating tree intelligence findings and why ancient forests are our key allies (BLOOM TUESDAY)

Have you read The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben? Here, I share 5 fascinating things I learned about trees from this NYTimes Bestseller, including why ancient forests are our key allies in helping us work towards a thriving planet.   Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/42, and follow me on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x
07/08/201810 minutes 20 seconds
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41) Xiuhtezcatl of Earth Guardians on tapping into love, art, and music to build a healthy, just world

Recipient of President Obama's United States Community Service Award, the 2015 Peace First Prize, and more, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez has been at the forefront leading youth environmental activists and giving speeches since he was six.   How can we leverage the power of art and music to support the sustainability movement? In this time of need, what has the most untapped potential that can help us accelerate towards a thriving planet? Xiuhtezcatl, an indigenous climate activist, hip hop artist, author, TEDx speaker, and Youth Director of Earth Guardians, shares his wisdom with us here.   HIGHLIGHTS:   [4:22] Xiuhtezcatl: “The fact that human life exists is miraculous… And we’re just messing with the balance.” [5:01] Kaméa: “What gave you the courage to speak up as
04/08/201832 minutes 55 seconds
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40) thredUP's Brand Director on revolutionizing secondhand shopping and helping fashion go circular

With the fashion industry today being extremely wasteful, what are some positive trends we can feel hopeful about? What can we learn from how thredUP was able to revolutionize the experience of second-hand shopping, from it being viewed as unpleasant to fun and desirable?   Erin Wallace, Brand Director of the world's largest secondhand clothing and consignment store thredUP, shares her wisdom with you today.   HIGHLIGHTS: [3:20] Something that shocked Erin about sustainable fashion.  [6:26] Kaméa: "What was your biggest takeaway in terms of what it takes to establish a brand on a national scale?" [7:50] What Erin says has led to the de-stigmatization of thrifting and second-hand clothing for consumers. [10:15] Kaméa: "How do you personally stay organized with
02/08/201827 minutes 58 seconds
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39) Reverse vending machines and thinking outside the box (BLOOM TUESDAY)

2 things to get excited about? Hear about reverse vending machines and pioneering brands challenging the ways we have been doing things according to status quo.   Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/39, and follow me on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x
31/07/20189 minutes 34 seconds
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38) A strong belief in what you do to realize your dreams with bean-to-bar chocolate brand Madécasse's Tim McCollum

What are some key issues in the chocolate industry that we need to know about? When things get tough, how can we stay motivated and just keep pulling through? Founder of bean-to-bar chocolate company Madécasse, Tim McCollum, shares his wisdom with us here.   HIGHLIGHTS: [6:44] What inspired Tim to start Madécasse. [7:39] Kaméa: “What was your greatest learning lesson from working in the private sector that you were able to bring to your social enterprise?” [9:42] The key differences between a traditional chocolate supply chain and Madécasse’s Bean-to-Bar supply chain.  [11:19] Tim’s thoughts on what targeting the root cause of poverty through chocolate would l
28/07/201828 minutes 21 seconds
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37) Reluctant entrepreneur turned industry pioneer and leader with Safe Sunscreen Council and All Good's Founder Caroline Duell

What’s the latest research on the health and environmental impacts of sunscreen? How was our guest today able to go from being a hesitant business owner (who didn’t even want to do business in the first place) to a thriving entrepreneur, fueling her business with her passion for wellness and the environment?   Visionary, pioneer, and founder of a leading eco sunscreen brand All Good, Caroline Duell, shares her wisdom with us on this episode.   HIGHLIGHTS:   [2:07] What first got Caroline into sustainability. [4:11] What led Caroline on the path to making botanical products. [8:04] Why Caroline was so hesitant to start a business. [8:43] Caroline: “I kept myself in check. I knew that you could have a really
26/07/201832 minutes 16 seconds
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36) Are you recycling properly? Expert tips from Jonathan Levy of Zero Waste Guy (BLOOM TUESDAY)

How do we recycle properly to ensure that what we toss down the recycling chute actually gets recycled, and not just be 'aspirational recyclers'?   Special guest for this Bloom Tuesday, Jonathan Levy of ZeroWasteGuy.com shares his expert tips and insights with us.   Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/36, and follow me on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x
24/07/201814 minutes 55 seconds
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35) Persisting in spite of rejections with NatGeo Planet or Plastic Spokesperson and Going Zero Waste's Kathryn Kellogg

How can we be better communicators so that our important messages actually move people and resonate with our audiences to inspire action? How can we go beyond reducing single-use plastics in our own lives to affecting greater change in actual waste infrastructures for system change? Kathryn Kellogg, creator of GoingZeroWaste.com, actor, and spokesperson for National Geographic's Planet or Plastic Campaign shares her wisdom with you.   HIGHLIGHTS:   [3:34] Kaméa: "Why are endocrine disruptors and toxic chemicals everywhere in our day-to-day lives, like in normal cleaning products?"  [5:40] Kathryn: "You didn't have to be perfect to make a difference. That was something that really resonated with me, and I wanted to share that with others." [6:50] Kaméa: "What's something from your experience acting that supports your work in building up the zero waste communi
21/07/201832 minutes 9 seconds
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34) United By Blue's Brian Linton on cleaning 1 million pounds of trash from first getting business right

What does it take to scale our positive impacts through business? What are millennials craving today, and how can this actually drive conversations and choices related to sustainability? Founder and CEO of United by Blue, Brian Linton, shares his wisdom with you.   HIGHLIGHTS:   [2:57] What made Brian want to dedicate his life to cleaning up our oceans.  [11:06] Brian: "The beauty of the model is that by focusing on the fundamentals of creating a business, we're able to have a longterm, lasting impact." [12:08] What keeps Brian going personally, despite challenges. [12:53] Brian: "What's ultimately going to cure our oceans and waterways is people talking about it, educating their friends, and changing their own behaviors." [14:00] Kaméa: "What has been key to United by Blue's continuous growth and your ability
19/07/201828 minutes 50 seconds
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33) Keeping sustainability conversations mindful and 2 things to celebrate this week (BLOOM TUESDAY)

We're continuing to move the needle forward towards a healthier planet to call home! Here are 2 things to celebrate this week, as well as something we should be mindful of as we continue talking about plastic straws to keep this conversation inclusive and respectful.   Find the full show notes with references and links to our Green Dreamers' projects at www.GreenDreamer.com/33. Thanks for bringing your light! Catch you on Instagram @KameaChayne
17/07/20189 minutes 35 seconds
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32) Dealing with the doom and gloom of environmentalism and how species extinction impacts us with The Revelator's John Platt

What do we need to know about species extinction around the world today and how that impacts us? How can we stay positive and inspired even as we learn about more problems we need to address? Environmental journalist and Editor of Center of Biological Diversity's The Revelator, John Platt, shares his wisdom with you.   HIGHLIGHTS: [3:55] John: "...it's proof that if you're really educated about something and care about it, you can make a difference."  [8:50] Kaméa: "How do you handle it emotionally when you have to dig into problems all the time?" [10:30] John: "...It doesn't all suck. We can make a difference and we are making progress!" [11:25] Advice for someone who feels drained by all of the problems we face.  [16:09] One major sustainability issue that isn't talked about enough and affe
14/07/201831 minutes
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31) How putting yourself out there can strengthen your brand and message with Spirit of 608's Lorraine Sanders

What’s a common struggle specifically for us eco and socially-driven entrepreneurs and creatives that might prevent our passion projects from thriving? Why is it important for us to support large corporations that may have a history of irresponsible practices? Journalist, media strategist, podcast producer and host of Spirit of 608 podcast, Lorraine Sanders, shares her wisdom with us in this episode.     HIGHLIGHTS [4:54] Lorraine: "I really care about where things came from and the story behind them and that brings more meaning to the things in our lives." [5:59] Something Lorraine learned about sustainable fashion that shocked her. [10:21] Lorraine's greatest challenge growing her platform. [12:33] Kaméa: "What are some common mistakes that eco creatives and entrepreneurs make when trying to build out their presence?" <strong
12/07/201836 minutes 10 seconds
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30) 3 Green Dreamers share easy tips to getting politically active in the U.S. for sustainability (BLOOM TUESDAY)

Our voices and political actions matter! Here, the following 3 Green Dreamers share one policy they're currently supporting and why, and easy actions we can take today to become active citizens specifically within the United States:   Phoebe Lloyd - Environmental activist, blogger, and YouTuber who advocates living an eco-friendly lifestyle on her platform, BareChange.org Aditi Mayer - Sustainable fashion blogger, photographer, and activist whose work explores the intersections of style, sustainability, and social justice at ADIMAY.com Faye Lessler - Sustainable living advocate, community organizer, and supporter of sustainable brands behind the blog Sustaining.Life   Find the full show notes with references and links to our Green Dr
10/07/201813 minutes 41 seconds
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29) Saving the face of sustainability and getting publicity for your conscious brand with Orchard and Broome’s Stephanie Sica

If you're interested in learning how working with a publicist can elevate your work, or what doing PR for yourself might look like, this is an episode for you.   What do we need to have in place before we pitch our work to the media (or work with publicists to do so) to increase our chances of getting featured? From a PR perspective, what does sustainability need to garner more attention from the public? Founder of Orchard and Broome, the first PR agency to selectively represent sustainable and ethical brands, Stephanie Sica, shares her wisdom with us.   HIGHLIGHTS [3:43] Stephanie: “I love the innovation and creativity that sustainability offers.” [7:46] What Stephanie does to create work/life balance as an entrepreneur. [8:36] One thing eco-crea
07/07/201835 minutes 27 seconds
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28) Girlfriend Collective's Co-Founder on its powerful launch strategy and cultivating a loyal customer base

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 somet
05/07/201833 minutes 55 seconds
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27) Did you know these 5 things about plastic? (BLOOM TUESDAY)

It's Plastic Free July! Share this episode with a friend, and let's continue raising awareness together about the simple steps we can take to make a difference. For more plastic-reducing guidance, check out episode 15.   Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/27, and follow me on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x
03/07/20189 minutes 22 seconds
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26) Creating engaging and highly shareable content with mindbodygreen's Sustainability Editor Emma Loewe

What does it take to create engaging and highly shareable content for wellness and the environment? How has mindbodygreen been able to establish itself as an authority in the sustainability space? Here, Emma Loewe, Sustainability Editor of mindbodygreen shares her wisdom with us.   HIGHLIGHTS [6:44] One shocking statistic Emma recently learned about plastic. [8:23] Kaméa: "What has been the key to mindbodygreen attracting such a large audience?" [8:39] Emma: "Making [wellness] accessible to everyone is one of our biggest goals." [9:10] Emma: "It's important to meet people where they are." [10:03] How Emma overcomes creative block and stays inspired. [14:28] Emma: "Environmentalism can be a daunting and scary place." [15:11] Emma's biggest learnin
30/06/201825 minutes 18 seconds
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25) What to know About soil health today and how self-development can support sustainability with Nikki Silvestri

What do we need to know about our soil health across the globe? And how can we inspire meaningful systemic change through self-development? Today, one of The Root 100 Most Influential African Americans, former Executive Director of People's Grocery and Green for All, and Founder and CEO of Soil and Shadow, Nikki Silvestri shares her wisdom with us.     HIGHLIGHTS [3:45] Kaméa: “What’s something most people don’t understand about how social inequality impacts the movement?” [6:35] How self-development can support sustainability.  [8:10] Nikki: “If you can’t make sophisticated decisions because you’re so tied to your own opinion… then we’re never going to get anywhere.” [8:45] Nikki on
28/06/201836 minutes 23 seconds
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24) One easy thing you can do today to indirectly support sustainability (BLOOM TUESDAY)

Pass it on and let's create a ripple effect of good.   Find the full show notes with references and links to our Green Dreamers' projects at www.GreenDreamer.com/24. Thanks for bringing your light! x @KameaChayne
26/06/20186 minutes 3 seconds
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23) Normalizing sustainable living and building an engaged community via video with Erin of My Green Closet

How can we leverage the power of video to share our ideas on sustainability, deepen our relationships with our audience, and grow our reach? How can we help to normalize eco-conscious living so we don't feel like the odd one out in social gatherings? Today, Erin of YouTube channel and blog My Green Closet shares her wisdom with you.   HIGHLIGHTS: [03:45] A problem about the fashion industry that made Erin feel like she wanted to be a part of positive change in the field. [07:25] Erin: "I knew nothing [about YouTube before getting started]." [14:40] Erin on the power of video in engaging and effective communication. [15:30] How Erin goes about creating engaging content.  [17:00] Erin: "I think it's important to highlight that you don't have to be perfect." [18:55] Erin: "It's about seeing all the good things you can do, rather than tallying up a
23/06/201832 minutes 15 seconds
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22) Orsola de Castro on growing Fashion Revolution into a global movement by inviting everybody to participate

How did Fashion Revolution, which has become a global movement, get started and grow to have the impact and reach it has today? What does it mean for us that people express interest in buying less and buying better, but often aren't doing so because of things like price, convenience, and style options? On this episode, Fashion Revolution's Co-Founder and Creative Director, Orsola de Castro, shares her wisdom with you.   HIGHLIGHTS:   [08:30] One of the greatest challenges the Fashion Revolution team faced when growing the movement. [09:15] Orsola: "We all have a different vision of Fashion Revolution, and yet we all mattered." [10:35] Orsola: "We kind of assumed #WhoMadeMyClothes would be a relatively easy question to answer, and yet no one could answer it at all. We realized there was a massive disconnection.  [10:35] Why being b
21/06/201831 minutes 52 seconds
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21) 2 Recent Events to Celebrate in Turning the Tide Against Plastic Pollution (BLOOM TUESDAY)

With all the awareness of plastic pollution, we've been making great, meaningful strides! Here are 2 recent events showcasing us turning the tide against plastic pollution to celebrate.   Find the full show notes with references and links to our Green Dreamers' projects at www.GreenDreamer.com/21. Thanks for bringing your light! x @KameaChayne
19/06/20188 minutes 43 seconds
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20) Fostering Intimacy, Inclusivity, and Open Curiosity with Multi Media with Conscious Chatter's Kestrel Jenkins

How can we get over perfectionism to just take action in what we want to do? How can we effectively tell the story around sustainability to keep it inclusive and engaging, so that we can grow the movement more quickly? Today, host of Conscious Chatter and Co-Founder of Left Edit, Kestrel Jenkins, shares her wisdom with us.   HIGHLIGHTS:  [07:25] Kestrel: “After a couple years, I burnt out… I had to step back and reassess how I was going to work in this space.” [08:35] Kestrel: “[I wanted my work to be about] bringing more people in… so we can all learn together. I wanted it to have an inclusive approach.” [10:55] Kestrel: “Often I won’t do things because I want them to be perfect, and it holds me back from actually getting over the hurdle of just starting things.”  [14:15] Kaméa: “Let’s
16/06/201833 minutes 51 seconds
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19) Pela Case From Being “Laughed at” to Leading the Industry by Example with its Co-Founder Jeremy Lang

Now that we know about plastic pollution, what's next? What do we need to start from scratch to building a physical eco product and bringing that to life? Today, eco smartphone case brand Pela Case's Co-Founder, Jeremy Lang, shares his wisdom with us.   HIGHLIGHTS: [06:50] How Jeremy turned his idea into an actual product. [08:55] The hardest part for the Pela Case team going from product to launching the brand. [11:40] Jeremy: "We wanted to make sure that it wasn't an eco-friendly product that didn't function well. We wanted to make sure #1 it was designed really well, protected your phone, felt really great. But also was eco-friendly." [13:40] Keys to helping Pela Case take off as a brand. [14:55] Jeremy: "It really seems like we can make a difference." [15:45] What Pela Case
14/06/201828 minutes 42 seconds
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18) What to Know about Microplastic Pollution and its Impacts Right Now (BLOOM TUESDAY)

18 of 18 beaches around the world have been found to have microplastics. And 1/4 of fish tested in markets in California were found to have microplastics in them.   We've yet to understand the impacts of microplastic pollution on a global scale over time, but here I share some new things I learned over the weekend in terms of what we already know, as well as 2 ways we can begin to help to address this more challenging issue as individuals.   Are you working on an important research or project to help address microplastic pollution, or know of one you'd like to share? Get in touch via GreenDreamer.com so we can learn from you and support your work!   Find the full show notes with references and links to our Green Dreamers' projects at www.GreenDreamer.com/18. Thanks for bringing your light! x @KameaChayne
12/06/20189 minutes 11 seconds
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17) Progress Over Perfection in Fighting Plastic Pollution with Plaine Products' Lindsey McCoy

  How can we go from having an ecopreneurial idea, especially something that's not yet been done before, to bringing it to life? What do we need to really tackle the issue of plastic pollution all over the world and move into a more circular economy? Today, Plaine Products' Co-Founder, Lindsey McCoy shares her wisdom with us.   HIGHLIGHTS: [5:30] Lindsey: "It is a continual learning journey. Still, we're learning, tweaking, ... I think that's part of being an entrepreneur... constant problem solving, ... when something's not working out the way you thought it was going to, being able to let go and figure out how to adjust." [06:20] Something that didn't work out for Plaine Products that they had to tweak. [06:55] How Lindsey raised awareness for her brand. [13:50] Lindsey: "Something that you're going to use once fo
09/06/201831 minutes 19 seconds
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16) "Conscious Consumerism is a Lie" and Getting the Courage to Be Controversial with Alden Wicker

As part of 'speaking up for what we believe in,' how can we muster up the courage to say things that are different or that might go against the current? And, what needs to happen alongside conscious consumerism in order for us to accelerate positive change? Alden Wicker, Editor-in-Chief of EcoCult.com, President of Ethical Writers & Creatives, and journalist with bylines in Racked, Quartz, Refinery29, Glamour, Inc Magazine, and more, shares her wisdom with you here.   HIGHLIGHTS: [9:45] The biggest challenge Alden faced building EcoCult into a leading sustainable lifestyle blog. [12:30] Kaméa: "If you were to start all over, what would you do differently to establish yourself more quickly?" [14:20] Kaméa: "Do you get nervous before publishing something controversial, and what gives you the courage to do it anyway?" [16:20] Alden: "There's too much emphasis being placed on guilting people into working harder at
07/06/201830 minutes 41 seconds
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15) 5 Green Dreamers Share Shocking Statistics and Simple Tips to "Beat Plastic Pollution" in Honor of World Environment Day (BLOOM TUESDAY)

In honor of World Environment Day themed "Beat Plastic Pollution," I share some words of wisdom from the following 5 Green Dreamers:   Amber Boyers - Founder of eco swimwear brand Baiia Label Renee Peters - Model, Earth Activist and Content Creator of Model4GreenLiving.com Holly Rose - Writer, Environmentalist, Blogger of LeotieLovely.com Florine Hofmann - Zero Waste Blogger of TheWastedBlog.com Tamara Lim - Founder of zero waste grocery delivery service Wally Shop   Find the full show notes with references and links to our Green Dreamers' projects at www.GreenDreamer.com/15. Thanks for bringing your light! x @KameaChayne
05/06/201813 minutes 26 seconds
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14) Scaling Your Positive Impact via Collaborating and Building Trust with Ecosia's Head of PR

Why has the palm oil industry become so destructive in Southeast Asia? When we're up against such colossal environmental issues, how can we scale up our positive impacts to be able to address them more effectively and powerfully? Here, the Head of PR of Ecosia (a search engine that uses its ad revenues to supporting tree planting projects around the world), Jacey Bingler, shares her wisdom with you.     HIGHLIGHTS:   [3:55] Motivations for Ecosia to focus on tree planting projects. [6:45] Jacey's eerie memory at a palm oil tree plantation and why these plants have become so destructive in southeast Asia. [7:40] Jacey: "As long as there are no palm oil plantations, the government isn't necessarily interested in building proper roads." [10:10] Ecosia's biggest challenge reaching more potential users and what's worked for them. [15:00] How
02/06/201826 minutes 8 seconds
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13) @FoundInTranslations on Celebrating the Beauty of Humankind and Seeing Good in Ourselves as Keys to Sustainability

What happens when we consciously look beyond mainstream portrayal of reality? And how can we create and innovate in ways that push the needle forward and doesn't just add to info-overload? Here, award-winning, globally exhibited photographer Mukul Bhatia of @FoundinTranslations shares his wisdom with you.   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: [02:45] "I was always the odd one out... I knew I saw the world in a different light than what mainstream cinema or media [portrayed]." [04:30] "There are so many things that are usually lost in translation, but one thing I found in my journey… was receiving kindness [from every place I travelled to]. [05:30] Mukul: "In this Insta-friendly world, most people don't see the journey.</strong
31/05/201826 minutes 33 seconds
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12) Q&A: "What got you into sustainability?" (BLOOM TUESDAY)

Here, I answer a Question from April @thehonestroot: "What got you into sustainability and green living?"   If you'd like to share your journey into sustainability with me, tag me @KameaChayne #GreenDreamer in your post so I can learn your story, too, and maybe even share it in a future post! :)   Thanks for bringing your light! Hit SUBSCRIBE, and sign up for our Weekly Highlights + find our episode references at GreenDreamer.com.
29/05/201811 minutes 15 seconds
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11) @SustainablyChic's Natalie on Finding Balance and Staying Resilient in the Face of Negativity as a Content Creator

If you're an eco content creator, this is an episode for you! How can we maintain the courage to continually put ourselves out there, knowing that we'll get judged and even hate, at an extreme? How do we balance saying yes out of pure passion, with saying no to not overcommit? In this episode, pioneering sustainable fashion blogger, Natalie Kay of @SustainablyChic, shares her wisdom with us.   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: [08:05] What encouraged Natalie to go all in with her sustainable lifestyle blog. [10:05] Natalie: "Some brands that are big and consider themselves ethical still come to me wanting [free] content, yet they don't want to treat me the same way they treat the people making their clothing." [12:10] How Natalie deals with cyber bullying and negati
26/05/201829 minutes 38 seconds
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10) How to Reach and Inspire Your Target Conscious Audience with The Good Trade's AmyAnn Cadwell

How do we balance dropping truth-bombs about the problems in this world, with inspiring hope? And how can we even reach the conscious audience we want to reach to begin with? Today, AmyAnn Cadwell, the Co-Founder of the stunning digital publication, The Good Trade, shares her wisdom with you.   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 [02:55] AmyAnn: "It was such a huge wakeup call for me… in full color, the reality of fast fashion as depleting earth's resources and leveraging slave labor to pass on a 'cheap' cost to the end consumer." [10:00] How AmyAnn got started with The Good Trade. [11:50] AmyAnn: "As women,... we tend to overthink things and underestimate that we have what it takes." [14:20] Balancing shedding light on heavy is
24/05/201829 minutes 28 seconds
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09) 2 Things We Can Feel Hopeful About This Week (BLOOM TUESDAY)

There is hope, positivity, and beauty in the world. And I know you'll only add to it! Hit SUBSCRIBE, and thanks for bringing your light.   Find the full show notes and sign up for our Weekly Highlights at www.greendreamer.com. We're also now taking suggested Questions to answer on these BLOOM TUESDAY episodes - feel welcome to message me www.instagram.com/kameachayne or email me [email protected] with topic suggestions, questions, and feedback.
22/05/20186 minutes 50 seconds
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08) Growing Your Social Influence With Purpose and Bringing 'Eco' Mainstream with @ArtsyAgnes

What does it take to grow our social platforms with intention from 0 to 500k+ so that we're able to share sustainability ideas with more people? How can we begin to bring 'eco' mainstream? Today, wildly successful social media influencer and vegan ballerina @ArtsyAgnes shares her wisdom with you.   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 [12:30] Agnes' greatest challenge building her platform from the ground up to 500k+. [13:15] Agnes: "Your platform needs to say something about who you are and what you believe in." [15:10] Agnes: "Everything is unlimited… whether it's a physical limitation, emotional limitation, spiritual limitation... that's just all in your head." [17:10] The 3 keys to Agnes's exponential growth as a purpose-driv
19/05/201830 minutes 23 seconds
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07) How Conscious Companies Can Compete with Conventional Big Corporations with Meghan French Dunbar

What do small, voluntarily responsible businesses need in order to compete with huge conventional companies that capitalize on being able to legally cut corners? What is "Social Intrapreneurship"? Meghan French Dunbar, Co-Founder and CEO of Conscious Company Media, shares her wisdom with you today.   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: [5:05] Why the words "BUSINESS" and "CORPORATIONS" almost automatically are associated with greed and corruption. [10:20] Using "Social Intrapraneurship" to inspire change from within existing companies. [13:15] Top 3 challenges Meghan commonly sees conscious businesses face today. [14:30] Meghan: "To... start a company is crazy enough, but social entrepreneurs often care so much
17/05/201836 minutes 23 seconds
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06) Mama Earth Wants You to Take a Deep Breath and Treat Yourself for Sustainability! (BLOOM TUESDAY)

Positive change for sustainability in the world begins with YOU feeling at your best from the inside-out. Only when you're in your optimal health can you bring about your best work. So yes, that's right - Mama Earth wants and needs you to take a breather and be good to yourself.   Find 3 of my favorite uplifting newsletters to subscribe to and some resources on eco chronic anxiety at www.greendreamer.com, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode with me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let me know you're tuning in!
15/05/20188 minutes 23 seconds
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05) Habits that transform your life and help you thrive with bestselling author Tara Mackey

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. 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: [2:05] 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 her
13/05/201834 minutes 35 seconds
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04) Communicating Powerfully Cross-Culture without Sounding Tone-Deaf with Tayo Rockson

Anything you put out onto the internet can be accessed by people all over the world. So it's VITAL that we understand how to communicate respectfully and powerfully cross-culture, being mindful that people have different backgrounds, world views, privileges or lack thereof... "Influencer to watch," 3x TEDx Speaker, podcast host of As Told by Nomads, coach, and consultant for global leaders, Tayo Rockson, shares his wisdom on these topics with you here. 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: [2:10] Tayo: "By the time I was 17, I had lived in 5 countries in 4 continents." [6:40] Kaméa: "If there's one thing you learned about humankind from all your travels, what would it be?" [8:40] How Tayo went from 85 job app. rejections and being broke multiple times to becoming a thri
12/05/201836 minutes 51 seconds
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03) Social Media Democratizing Power and How to Get Your Message Heard Today with ShiftCon's Leah Segedie

How do you get people to listen to you, and what does it take to get your passion project seen and heard in this info-overloaded digital world? Leah Segedie, author of Green Enough, Founder of Mamavation, and Founder of ShiftCon Social Media Conference for eco-wellness influencers shares her wisdom with you here. 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: [3:15] Leah: "And I really felt like [lack of transparency in the food industry] was a feminist issue." [7:55] Leah on what we need to get people to listen. [9:45] What it takes to bring people together in spite of deep differences. [12:50] What makes someone an influencer. [16:45] What it takes to get your important message seen and heard today. [22:40] How Leah made her book
11/05/201837 minutes 42 seconds
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02) Bea Johnson on Launching the Global Zero Waste Movement and How We've Been Duped

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 was