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Living sustainably should be easier. Curious about a zero waste lifestyle? Want to know what the “circular economy” or “slow fashion” really means? As the founder of both Brightly.eco and Wildwoven (a sustainable pajama company), eco-expert Laura Alexander Wittig brings you actionable daily sustainability tips in each episode of Good Together. Tune in weekly for bite-sized ways to make a positive impact! For more info, visit https://brightly.eco/podcast
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From the popular blog www.startingsustainability.com we have created a podcast to help you learn the simple ways you can incorporate sustainable practices into your lifestyle. Follow Kaylin along with her triumphs and fails of navigating a sustainable lifestyle. Everyone can do more than re-usable bags and cups. Getting everyone to do an extra few steps towards sustainability will have a greater impact than just one person doing it perfectly. To learn more check out www.startingsustainabilit ...
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Welcome to UpCycle Canada, the ultimate podcast for eco-conscious individuals seeking sustainable alternatives to combat the ever-growing problem of waste. If you're passionate about finding inspiration to repurpose, reuse, and recycle discarded items, then this podcast is tailor-made for you! Join hosts Dave and Jennifer Campbell as they take you on an exciting journey into the creative world of UpCycling. Through thought-provoking discussions, interviews with experts, and real-life success ...
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Unfortunately, microplastics are everywhere—from the landfill to our oceans, and now even our food and bloodstreams. In this solo episode, Laura goes in depth on the microplastic crisis on the tail of recently published information about the impacts of microplastics on humans. She also shares what she’s doing to avoid microplastics as a consumer, m…
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Tijdens Tuinmarkt Kasteel Hernen lopen we onder de boog van haagbeuk door, de kasteeltuin in. Her en der verspreid staan kramen met planten en tuinmeubelen. De sfeer is ontspannen. Ivonne ontdekt in de kasteeltuin zelf de bijzondere irissen die zijn geselecteerd en gekruist door Loïc Tasquier. Bij een plantenkraam spreekt zij de standhoudster die z…
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Conscious consumerism and personal wellness go hand in hand. This week, we're joined by Sadie Lincoln, the visionary CEO and founder of Barre3, to explore the symbiotic relationship between sustainability and physical well-being, and how Barre3 studios nationwide are paving the way for a healthier planet and populace.…
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Listen to part 2 of the Discucoverage Ivonne recorded in Inverness Botanic Gardens. This time, she explores a few gardens that can be inspiring for gardeners in northern Great Britain. As it happens, the so-called 'quiet corner' is not so quiet after all, so Ivonne strolls around a medicinal garden. She investigates a big bug hotel and a multifunct…
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Have you ever wondered what happens to your donations once you drop them off at Goodwill? Us too! This week, we're joined by George Burt, COO of ShopGoodwill.com—an ecommerce platform that is owned and operated by the non-profit. We explore what happens to donations, how Goodwill gives back to the community, and how to change your shopping habits f…
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We bezoeken de tuinmarkt bij Kasteel Hernen in Gelderland. Dit is echt een plantfestijn voor fijnproevers! De eerstvolgende editie vindt plaats op 25 mei 2024. In de aanloop daarnaartoe laten we je de komende weken maar liefst 3 Discureportages horen. Deze keer de eerste, met een sfeerimpressie. Sprookjesachtig De tuinmarkt speelt zich af tegen het…
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Ivonne and her travel companion treated themselves to a couple of hours in Inverness Botanic Gardens. The tropical house there must be the hottest spot in Scotland! Listen to part 1 of the Discucoverage Ivonne recorded for you while her friend kindly explored the gardens on her own, letting your podcaster do her thing. Go and wander with Ivonne thr…
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Whether you're team traditional or eco-friendly cleaning products, you might be wondering how effective these eco-friendly cleaners actually are. This week Jason Tetro—AKA "The Germ Guy"— is back to talk about these cleaning products, including their effectiveness and some rules you should always follow.…
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If you live in an area that doesn’t accept glass recycling, tossing a single bottle in your bin can wreak havoc on the planet. Franziska Trautmann, co-founder of Glass Half Full, is challenging the current system by turning glass "waste" into a resource. In honor of Earth Month, we're resharing an important past episode where she discusses all thin…
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Ga mee met Ivonne naar het Belgische Leuven. Loop door de indrukwekkende classicistische poort, zó de Kruidtuin in. In deze botanische tuin van 2,2 hectare is van alles te zien. Ivonne licht er een aantal plekken uit. Zoals de systematische tuin, waar studenten ooit leerden hoe plantenfamilies in elkaar zaten. En de fraaie varenkas, waar je het wat…
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In terms of mindfulness, conscious consumerism and practicing yoga go hand in hand. This week, we're joined by Pamela Levine and Christian Regester to discuss the sustainability of yoga and how their company, Manduka, is working on solutions that are better for your practice and the planet. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/blog/how-manduk…
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Laatste deel van onze serie van 4 podcasts over de grondslag van voedselbossen. We verdiepen ons onder meer in de vraag in hoeverre een voedselbos alleen inheemse planten mag bevatten. Of behoud je het natuurvriendelijke karakter wanneer je ook uitheemse planten gebruikt? Zoals altijd vind je meer informatie en links in de shownote. De delen van de…
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Climate change doesn't just impact wildlife and the weather. It also impacts human life—and that includes parenting. This week, we're resharing an important past episode with Sara Mauskopf, CEO and co-founder of Winnie, that discusses the intersection between climate and childcare—and how younger generations are directly impacted. For show notes, v…
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Spring is here, aka the season of deep-cleaning and decluttering. But there's no need to sweep the planet under the rug in the process. Though this time of year finds many Americans sorting through their belongings, the practice can result in undue waste when undertaken mindlessly. This week, we're resharing an important past episode with tips and …
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Happy Spring Break! Welcome to part 2 of Shark Month. In the previous episode we discussed all of the science behind documenting, researching and learning about shark attacks. In this episode the worst shark attack in US history is discussed. The reason behind all of the shark attack science, the sinking of the USS Indianapolis.…
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We know eating more plant-based dishes is a healthy and sustainable choice, but the assumption is that it’s also an expensive one. This week, we're resharing an important past episode where we bust that myth with Toni Okamoto, founder of Plant-Based on a Budget. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/blog/is-plant-based-diet-more-expensive.…
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Deel 3 uit onze serie van 4 podcasts over de grondslag van voedselbossen. We duiken in heden en verleden van voedselbos De Overtuin. Wat is bijvoorbeeld 'voedselbostijd? En waarom is deze hier wat korter dan gebruikelijk? Vaste luisteraars weten, dat Ivonne zich graag laat meeslepen door de geschiedenis van een groene plek. Zo ook deze keer. Ze kom…
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Plastic-free living may seem overwhelming, especially when it feels like plastic is everywhere! In this week's episode, Arielle Crawford, sustainability educator and professor of sustainable manufacturing, chats all things plastic and zero-waste living, including how you can start reducing your plastic consumption.…
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Let's delve into British gardening in former times! Ivonne visits the Garden Museum in London. The galleries here tell the story of gardens in Britain from the 1600s until today. Ivonne points out several nice to know facts. What was the title of the first magazine designed specifically for the amateur gardener? Which flowers did soldier George Moo…
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Jacques Cousteau was a legendary researcher, explorer, filmmaker, and pioneer in ocean conservation. Now, his grandson Philippe Cousteau—an oceanographer, environmental activist, producer, and author—is following in his footsteps. This week, we're resharing an important past episode where Philippe and his wife, journalist and environmentalist Ashla…
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As we know climate change has major implications, including natural disasters and infrastructure damage. However, have you ever considered how it impacts microbes? This week Jason Tetro—AKA "The Germ Guy"—educates us on how climate change affects microbes and germ spread.De către Brightly
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With spring cleaning around the corner, you're probably wondering if there's a sustainable way to get rid of unwanted clothing. This week, Amelia Trumble, co-founder and CEO of Retold Recycling, talks all things clothing recycling and how you can keep your clothing out of the landfill.De către Brightly
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Still Starting Sustainability but taking a new direction. Kaylin will continue the podcast and sustainably related topics but will include more "other" topics as well. In this episode a new segment of "what its like to be a parent" is introduced (but not for those with a weak stomach). Also, it is the kickoff to Black History Month and Kaylin discu…
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In this new series, Laura is discussing news stories she’s seen in the sustainability realm. From Kroger's initiative that prioritizes pollinators in the supply chain to the world's largest cruise ship setting sail, here are some headlines you may have missed this month. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/blog/january-sustainability-news.…
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Deel 2 uit onze serie van 4 podcasts over het basisidee achter voedselbossen. We vervolgen onze winterwandeling door Voedselbos De Overtuin. We leren hoe zo'n lagenstructuur in de beplanting werkt, en waarom vijvers zo belangrijk zijn voor het microklimaat. Ivonne vindt ook enkele typische permacultuurplanten in de struiklaag van dit voedselbos. De…
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In an era where planet Earth could use a little extra TLC, many parents are setting out to raise their little ones with a side of sustainability. The good news? You don't have to be an eco-warrior to make a difference. This week, Jen Panaro, the founder and editor-in-chief of Honestly Modern, shares small changes in your daily routine that can wiel…
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Kaylin is BACK!!!!! It has been far too long! Warning, there is a LOOOONG catch up segment because so much has been going on for the past month. If you are not into the catching up, just fast forward a bit to the main discussion about bucket list fails and achievements as well as 2024's challenges.De către Kaylin Chenoweth
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We talk a lot about greenhouse gas emissions and what they’re doing to our atmosphere. But what about our oceans? That’s a question best posed to Dr. Jessica Cross, a research oceanographer with the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Seattle, WA. This week, we’re resharing an important past episode where you’ll learn everything…
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Deel 1 uit onze serie van 4 podcasts over het basisidee achter voedselbossen. We gaan na 5 jaar terug naar voedselbos De Overtuin in Rotterdam. Herkennen we het basiskenmerk van de 'opbouw in lagen'? Waarom is die opbouw eigenlijk zo belangrijk voor een natuurvriendelijke tuin? Op Discutafel.nl verschijnt een lijst met namen van voedselbosplanten u…
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Imagine a farming method where fish and vegetables engage in a mutually beneficial tango, creating a self-sustaining ecosystem. This week, Cody Parker, founder of Drop the Beet Farms, is diving into the world of aquaponics—something that’s not only transforming the way we grow food, but also holds the promise of a more sustainable and interconnecte…
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Episode 65 - Happy 2024 - Some updates and plans for 2024 Hey all! Happy New Year! Dave is back with a few updates on all things UpCycle Canada and some thoughts for the new year ahead. Thanks for your support and your messages! We appreciate you all so much! https://upcyclecanada.ca/ Check out a great new podcast created just for Dad! We want to e…
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Current economic circumstances are putting a lot of pressure on everyone right now. As we enter 2024, our mission is to equip you with all the tools you'll need to balance your sustainability goals with financial realities—from cost-cutting grocery shopping tips to ways to utilize your community before buying new. For show notes, visit https://brig…
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Listen to part IV of Ivonne’s visit to Kew Gardens in London. Fifth and last stop on your tour is the enchanting Hive. The Hive is a unique installation and experience about bees communications. It represents the different levels of vibrations recorded from within Kew’s beehives. Ivonne shares some knowledge about honeybees. She invites you to sit …
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In aflevering 159 eindigden we bij het op maat snijden van stengelstekken. Hoe verder? Ivonne vertelt hoe en waar je de stekken plant, en welke verzorging zij nodig hebben. Volg je podcaster hierbij stap-voor-stap! Ten slotte onthult ze hoe jij alle handige informatie uit de serie over stekken zonder kosten in je bezit kunt krijgen. Meld je dan sne…
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Ivonne maakt stengelstekken. Eerst vertelt zij bij welke plantgroepen je deze techniek kunt toepassen. Volg dan je podcaster stap-voor-stap. Ze licht in deze aflevering toe hoe ze een stengel van een kardinaalsmuts afsnijdt, in stukken verdeelt en vervolgens de stukjes klaarmaakt om te worden geplant. Stengelstekken maken is een mooi klusje voor ei…
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Listen to part III of Ivonne's visit to Kew Gardens in London. Fourth stop on your tour is the magnificent Princess of Wales Conservatory. We learn about a recently identified plant species which was hiding at Kew for almost two centuries before it was recognized. And who was Minerva Hamilton Hoyt? Why is she being remembered as an early pioneer of…
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Crafting is fun—there's no doubt about that. Unfortunately, it isn't always the most sustainable hobby. One quick walk through any craft store will leave you looking at shelves brimming with an endless array of glittering possibilities, but it's hard to ignore the environmental impact that often lurks behind the sparkle. This week, Tiffanie Anne We…
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EPISODE 64 - Rebecca Bratspies - Environmental Expert, Environmental Justice Proponent Rebecca teaches at CUNY School of Law. She is a scholar of environmental justice, human rights, and environmental law. Her book Naming Gotham won the Association of Public Historians of New York 2023 Award for Excellence in Local History. The Environmental Justic…
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Listen to part II of Ivonne's visit to Kew Gardens in London. Second and third stops on your tour are the Palm House and the Temperate House. We learn how important these glasshouses are for protecting species. First, in this Discucoverage we discover the oldest pot plant in the world ... As always, you'll find more information in the shownote. Dec…
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The notion of wrapping up a pre-owned item as a gift was traditionally met with raised eyebrows. However, in recent times, the narrative surrounding secondhand gifting has undergone a notable transformation as more and more people embrace the idea of sustainable and eco-friendly gift-giving. This week, Bre Eggert, the founder of Average But Inspire…
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