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.
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.
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!
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).
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!