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

 

Mushrooms Can Do It All

They aren’t just a great source of vitamins and minerals. Mushrooms are being used to heal mental illness, replace styrofoam packaging,  repair soil, fight invasive plant species, and even consume plastic waste?!? Sam the Fungi and I spend the better part of this episode discussing these uses as well as some other intriguing aspects of mycology (the study of fungi).

 

 

Links:

https://www.centraltexasmycology.org/

📷 @samthefungi

Music:

“Long Road” – PABLO P.O.S.

 

Empowering People to Grow Food

Roman and Chelsea are empowering people to grow their own food with an easy to use home gardening service that sends you everything you need to grow organic herbs, and soon veggies, as well as feeding you all the information you need to succeed via smartphone app!  We discussed their startup, as well as food justice, the psychology of growing your own food, and how young people are interested in gardening more now than ever before. This is episode 20! I have now been doing this podcast for 2 years! Thanks for everyone who listens; your messages and reviews are everything to me!

 

 

Links:

https://growgardenio.com/

Music:

“Long Road” by PABLO P.O.S.

The Great American Comeback Story of Hemp

Hemp: it’s whats for breakfast, and what the breakfast came in, and the label on your breakfast, and the fuel that got you to your breakfast?!?! The potential uses for hemp are seemingly endless, and in this episode we dove into the details of a few of them as well as discussed the history of hemp and the stigma around its relationship with the other cannabis plant. My guest, Amos Lozano, definitely enlightened me in this conversation on the beauty and wonder of this plant that he founded his business, EmJayze, on.

 

 

Links:

https://www.emjayze.com/

Music:

“Long Road” by PABLO P.O.S.