Episode 43 – Carbon Footprints and Treehuggers – Climate Language

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! Did the fossil fuel industry really invent the carbon footprint? Did you know that the first “treehugger” came waaaay before the 1960s hippie, and took a much greater risk? This week we’re talking about the language of climate change, specifically theContinue reading “Episode 43 – Carbon Footprints and Treehuggers – Climate Language”

Episode 42 – What’s the Deal With COP26? A Brief History and What To Expect

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! What is COP26, and why is it so important? In this episode, we’re breaking down the history of the UNFCCC, previous climate conferences, and what to expect from this year’s conference in Glasgow later this fall. And more specifically, what weContinue reading “Episode 42 – What’s the Deal With COP26? A Brief History and What To Expect”

Episode 41 – Imagining New Futures – Walkable Cities and Land Back

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! Happy first birthday to us! On our first anniversary episode, we’re looking into the future: what does a climate just future look like? Olivia tells us how a more pedestrian-focused city can make people happier, healthier, and more connected. Then EliseContinue reading “Episode 41 – Imagining New Futures – Walkable Cities and Land Back”

Episode 40 – The Bottle Episode – Milkmen and Plastic

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! This episode (recorded during IPCC report week, when our brains were mush) is all about bottles — family heirloom glass milk bottles and the modern-staple-turned-environmental-cliché of the plastic bottle. We cover a little bit of everything: A visionary cartoonist who couldn’tContinue reading “Episode 40 – The Bottle Episode – Milkmen and Plastic”

Episode 39 – How to Cope With Climate Despair

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! This week we’re exploring ways to cope with climate despair. Maybe you’re experiencing it for the first time in the wake of the new IPCC report, or as wildfire smoke makes its way to your doorstep. Maybe you’ve been around theContinue reading “Episode 39 – How to Cope With Climate Despair”

Episode 38 – Indigenous Leaders – Winona LaDuke and Sherri Mitchell

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! What would a decolonized world look like? How can we spend more time building the world we want to live in, while still fighting back against oppressive systems? This week we’re focusing on the work of two Indigenous environmental leaders, WinonaContinue reading “Episode 38 – Indigenous Leaders – Winona LaDuke and Sherri Mitchell”

Episode 37 – Bird Lady and Lady Bird

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! At the peak of 19th-century hat culture, an ounce of feathers was worth more than an ounce of gold. This extravagant trend, however, was putting once-flourishing bird populations in peril. Enter the bird lady: Harriet Hemenway, a controversial Boston socialite whoContinue reading “Episode 37 – Bird Lady and Lady Bird”

Episode 35 – Coca-Cola and the Single-Use Mindset

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! Once upon a time, Coca-Cola ran one of the world’s most successful reusable bottle systems. Their decentralized network boasted an over 95% return rate, with some glass bottles being used upwards of fifty times before being recycled. Today, they’re the biggestContinue reading “Episode 35 – Coca-Cola and the Single-Use Mindset”

Episode 34 – Haunted by the K-Cup

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! On this week’s episode, Elise tells the story of the regretful inventor of Keurig and the single-use pod coffee phenomenon. Other topics include the overwhelming news of the last few weeks, drinking 30 to 40 cups of coffee a day, andContinue reading “Episode 34 – Haunted by the K-Cup”

Episode 33 – Plastic Bottle Vanilla and CVS Receipts

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! File this episode under things you never thought about but that will now haunt you… sorry! This week we’re talking about the darker side of two things you’ve probably encountered this week: vanilla flavoring and customer receipts. Elise takes us throughContinue reading “Episode 33 – Plastic Bottle Vanilla and CVS Receipts”