Black Lives Matter, Environmental Justice, & Community Action

A lengthy chat on environmental activism during the current state of the U.S. and how we as a movement are adapting and growing as we examine the intersections between racial and wealth inequality and environmental issues. Joined with Brandon Vondera & Christopher Moken, the co-founders of the upcoming Elementz Fest (A sustainable music & arts festival) and the co-hosts of Elementz Live podcast.

 

 

Links:

Elements Fest: https://elementzfest.com/

 

Music:

“Long Road” – Picasso of the South (P.O.S.)

 

Making Sustainability Inclusive and Accessible

Jhánneu is a Instagram and YouTube influencer focused on low waste living and sustainable beauty. She also speaks about the necessity of inclusivity for sustainable brands and how access to sustainable products and services impacts who can benefit from them.

Links:

Jhánneu’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jhanneu/

Jhánneu’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNVL2CaO3PUfC_CgjSUqlNA

Music:

“Long Road” – Picasso of the South (P.O.S.)

Preparing Delicious Solutions

My guest this episode, Faiez Rana, founded the plant based, all organic, locally focused, zero waste food prep company ‘Prep to Your Door’ with his now wife, Heather.  We discuss how they got started, the motivation for and challenges to staying sustainable while scaling the business, and how small businesses & start ups can be used to disrupt business as usual and prove concepts that give backbones to new policies.

Links:

https://www.preptoyourdoor.com/

Music:

“Long Road” – Picasso of the South (P.O.S.)

Using Films to Spark Movements with Josh Fox

This weeks guest is Emmy award winning and Oscar nominated documentary filmmaker and environmental activist Josh Fox. Josh also worked closely with the Bernie Sanders campaign in both 2016 and 2020 as a spokesman for the anti-fracking movement. We discussed Josh’s films, the environmental movement and its evolution, and how we can come out of this global pandemic with new perspectives on how we treat each other and the planet. 

Some of Josh’s amazing films are free right now:

Gasland: http://one.gaslandthemovie.com/home

Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock: https://awakethefilm.org/

How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change: http://www.howtoletgomovie.com/

Josh’s current project:

The Truth Has Changed: https://www.internationalwow.com/tthc.php

Music:

“Long Road” – Pablo POS

Beyond Sustainable Fashion

This episode was just as much an introduction to the sustainable fashion industry for me as it may be for some of y’all. Diandra has got you covered on which clothes to buy and which you might want to avoid. Follow her on Instagram to keep the education going!

 

 

Links:

https://www.instagram.com/diandramarizet/?hl=en

https://diandramarizet.com/

 

Music:

“Long Road” – Pablo.POS