15 episodes

Hosted by 22 year old Vancouver-born filmmaker Smiely Khurana, The Sustainable Act dives into environmental issues and solutions, creating social impact, and culture. Discover new sustainable tools, learn tips on reducing your carbon footprint, fight environmental racism and shine light on wellbeing and health!
Featuring inspiring guests from all walks of life to share their stories and thoughts, we discuss breaking barriers and inspiring change for current issues.
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The Sustainable Act with Smiely Khurana Smiely Khurana

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    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Hosted by 22 year old Vancouver-born filmmaker Smiely Khurana, The Sustainable Act dives into environmental issues and solutions, creating social impact, and culture. Discover new sustainable tools, learn tips on reducing your carbon footprint, fight environmental racism and shine light on wellbeing and health!
Featuring inspiring guests from all walks of life to share their stories and thoughts, we discuss breaking barriers and inspiring change for current issues.
Subscribe and leave a review to support, and connect with us on social media to tell us your story!

    Shifting Towards Sustainable Production

    Shifting Towards Sustainable Production

    This week I got to catch up with returning guest, Jennifer Sandoval, who is a sustainability expert and consultant at Green Spark Group to discuss the motion picture industry, challenges, importance of diversity, sustainable action and how to adapt towards a new and better future. We also chat about the Sustainable Production Forum, an annual conference that brings together filmmakers around the globe to lead discussions for systemic change. 

    To learn more about the FREE forum and to register, visit sustainableproductionforum.com 

    To connect with and learn about Jennifer, visit greensparkgroup.com

    Follow The Sustainable Act on Instagram at @thesustainableact to stay up to date with releases, news, tips and more! 


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    • 53 min
    The Time is NOW with Eric Doak

    The Time is NOW with Eric Doak

    The climate crisis is an intersectional problem that needs intersectional solutions. How can we provide support and give back to our indigenous communities while fostering a brighter, more sustainable future? NOW’s Co-Founder and CEO Eric Doak joins me for an inspiring, thought provoking conversation on what we need to start focusing on, who we need to listen to and how we can come together to lead our planet towards a greener future. We discuss the current projects NOW is leading and why it is critical to start taking action immediately. 

    Check out how you can get involved and learn more about NOW at https://www.generation-now.com/

    Follow us on Instagram at @thesustainableact and twitter at @sustainableact_ to stay up to date for more news, tips and updates!


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    • 41 min
    The Future is Algae

    The Future is Algae

    This week I chat with Catherine Arnston, CEO and Founder of EnergyBits! When Catharine learned that algae was the most alkaline, plant-based, nutrient-dense food in the world and had been used for fifty years in Asia to improve health and longevity, she knew she had discovered something big! Catherine started her company to provide algae tablets and continues to provide research and information on the benefits of algae. 



    Listen to the episode as we discuss the benefits of algae for humans, the planet and how it's the future of plastics, fuel and agriculture! Catherine discusses the difference between Spirulina and Chlorella, both having high nutritional value, work with every kind of diet and builds strength and immunity. Learn more at https://www.energybits.com/. To read about algae's environmental impact, check out https://visuals.energybits.com/articles/why-algae-like-energybits-is-sustainable-and-ecofriendly.pdf

    If you'd like to purchase EnergyBits, use code "thesustainableact" at checkout for 20% off your purchase!  



    Follow us on Instagram at @TheSustainableAct to stay tuned for more information, posts and news!


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    • 49 min
    ZeroSet - For the Creative Environmentalist

    ZeroSet - For the Creative Environmentalist

    This week I sit down with returning guest, Ilze Millere, who discusses her new venture and business with me: ZeroSet.

    In this episode we talk about how Covid-19 has affected us, our careers and the sustainability goals we’d been working on, how to implement sustainability into your creative work, and how Ilze’s new company ZeroSet will work with filmmakers, artists and creative entrepreneurs to reduce their overall impact. Some other things we discuss include why leading by example and sharing your wins will create a positive effect, how to start your journey in the environmental movement, and challenges to overcome.

    The Sustainable Act is a proud partner of ZeroSet. To receive a discount code for one of ZeroSet’s services, send us an email at thesustainableact@gmail.com with ZeroSet in the subject line! Learn more about ZeroSet at www.zeroset.org or on Instagram at @creative.environmentalists

    Follow me on Instagram at @thesustainableact for more tips and fun things!


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    • 42 min
    Eco Product Designing with Alisa Yao

    Eco Product Designing with Alisa Yao

    This week I sit down with designer and product creator Alisa Yao, based in Vancouver, Canada to discuss everything about the sourcing, making and discarding of materials and products sustainably! 

    Alisa explains the difference between recycling vs down-cycling, what is greenwashing, how to source materials sustainably and the life cycle of certain products. We also go into eco anxiety, picking your battles and making gradual baby steps to improving your overall consumption and waste. 

    Alisa has her own business where she creates and sells eco products, be sure to check it out at https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/AlisaYao and her Instagram at @aymyao to support her and learn more about eco lifestyle!

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    • 1 hr
    How to Integrate Sustainability in Entrepreneurship with Ecopreneur Vanina Howan

    How to Integrate Sustainability in Entrepreneurship with Ecopreneur Vanina Howan

    Ever wondered how entrepreneurs can live a more sustainable life? 

    This week I sat down with Vanina Howan, host of The Ecopreneur Show podcast! We discuss how Vanina’s background in fashion design lead her to pursuing a sustainability focused career, the start of her podcast and connecting with eco entrepreneurs, advice for businesses and brands wanting to adopt sustainable methods, and advice on practising a zero waste lifestyle. We also talked about cancel culture, privilege, and how to deal with brands or businesses that no longer align with our values.

    This week's recommendation is "Designing Your Life" by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. Be sure to check out Vanina's podcast on all major platforms, her website at https://www.theecopreneurshow.com/ and Instagram @theecopreneurshow

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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

AashiaG ,

So good!

This is so amazing! I like how how sustainable it is! This is teaching us how to save the environment, I love it!

webskylar ,

I’m honestly in Love!

This is a spectacular podcast that really covers a lot of areas of the industry and helps you better understand what’s being done to make a difference. It is worth every second you listen and some powerful stuff!!!!

Aashia1 ,

Super Inspiring

This show is really inspiring and it encourages more people to protect the environment and learn how to help make a difference! This is a good show for children and adults as it's easy to understand and includes everyone in the discussion.

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