When you think sustainability, your first thought is nature, right? Knew it.
Episode 2: HFCs with Kasey Knoell (ICF International)
We already took care of CFCs, so these HFC things shouldn't really matter that much, right? Not so much. Kasey helps us dive into how HFCs came about, the problems they're causing, and what can be done to fix them.
Episode 3: Neonics with Jenn Sass (National Resources Defense Council)
No one likes getting stung by a bee, but with bee populations plummeting, it's time to understand why. Jen Sass joins us to explain the issues with neonicotinoids, an insecticide that's showing unintended consequences around the globe.
Episode 6: Food Waste with Ann Yang and Phil Wong (Misfit Juicery)
Ann and Phil recently started Misfit Juicery, a company that takes so-called "ugly" produce and turns it into delicious cold-pressed juice. Ann and Phil sit down with us to talk about their company and food waste generally. By the end, we think you'll agree that food waste is a major problem and that produce beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Episode 9: Composting with Jeremy Brosowsky (Compost Cab)
So you've got some coffee grounds, a tea bag, and some random saw dust. These go straight to the trash, right? Not so much. Jeremy Brosowsky, the founder of Compost Cab, explains why composting is so important, how his company's business model works, and where the composting industry is going in the future (which is obviously into fresh soil).
Episode 23: Agroecology with Steve Brescia (Groundswell International)
What is agroecology, you ask? Agroecology is a style of farming that makes the best use of nature's goods and services without inflicting any harm on earth's resources. Often confused with afroecology (the practice of farming with disco-style hair), it presents an exciting yet surprisingly familiar way that our food production system can reorganize itself more sustainably. Steve Brescia, Executive Director of Groundswell International, joins us to explain how farming "the way our grandparents did" can unlock a trove of sustainable tools as we adapt to changing climates.