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The Sustainable Jungle Podcast is a mission driven show, focusing on solutions for the world’s sustainability and conservation challenges. Hosts, Lyall & Joy, talk with some of the most interesting and inspiring people working to future proof our planet. Join us as we create a place to encourage and galvanize positive change.

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The Sustainable Jungle Podcast is a mission driven show, focusing on solutions for the world’s sustainability and conservation challenges. Hosts, Lyall & Joy, talk with some of the most interesting and inspiring people working to future proof our planet. Join us as we create a place to encourage and galvanize positive change.

    72 · MEG CARNEY · FOREVER CHEMICALS & THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST

    72 · MEG CARNEY · FOREVER CHEMICALS & THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST

    Meg Carney is an outdoor and environmental writer with a passion for environmental advocacy. She primarily covers topics within the outdoor industry ranging from the best new products and greenwashing to the scientific coverups of hazardous chemicals. Her work can be found in digital publications such as Field and Stream, Popular Mechanics, and GearJunkie, and her environmental journalism extends into podcast production with her original shows, Outdoor Minimalist and Forever Chemicals.
    We discuss Meg's deep connection to the natural environment, her book, The Outdoor Minimalist and her podcast by the same name but mostly we focus on her current original podcast show called Forever Chemicals which dives deep into the history and impact of PFAS and the direct actions we can take to make a difference to planet and people. 
     
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    71 · DR. SALEEM H. ALI · ALUMINUM AND THE QUEST FOR INDUSTRIAL SUSTAINABILITY

    71 · DR. SALEEM H. ALI · ALUMINUM AND THE QUEST FOR INDUSTRIAL SUSTAINABILITY

    Dr. Saleem H. Ali is currently Chair of the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences and the Blue & Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment at the University of Delaware (USA). His career in academia, industry and as a National Geographic explorer has exposed him to a range of industries, professions and over 160 countries. Dr. Ali is a Member of the The United Nations International Resource Panel and a nonprofit board member for Adventure Scientists and Mediators Beyond Borders.  He has written several books that deal with sustainability themes and his latest book Soil to Foil: Aluminum and the Quest for Industrial Sustainability delves deep into the significance of aluminum in our lives and its profound implications for our planet's health.
    In this episode, we cover his educational and career highlights, we go deep on his new book which is applicable to a wide range of audiences from industry professionals to consumers. We also touch on COP28, climate change anxiety and actions we can all take to build a better future. 
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    70 · KATE FLYNN · MAKING PLASTIC-FREE, HEALTHY FOOD MORE ACCESSIBLE

    70 · KATE FLYNN · MAKING PLASTIC-FREE, HEALTHY FOOD MORE ACCESSIBLE

    Kate Flynn is an entrepreneur passionate about creating a more sustainable future. She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sun & Swell, a Certified Women-Owned, B-Corp based in Santa Barbara, CA with a mission to eliminate single-use plastics from the packaged food industry and build a more circular food system.
    Kate earned her MBA from Harvard and holds a BA in Economics from University of California - Santa Barbara. Prior to launching Sun & Swell, she was a Management Consultant and CPA. She lives in Ojai, California with her husband and co-founder, Bryan, two small children, and labradoodle.
    We cover a bunch of juicy topics including: the evolution of Sun & Swell into a mission based B-Corp, making low waste living more accessible, Kate’s personal journey, sustainability in the food industry, Kate’s advice on building a business with meaning and so much more.
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    69 · DAPHNA NISSENBAUM · PIONEERING COMPOSTABLE FLEXIBLE PACKAGING

    69 · DAPHNA NISSENBAUM · PIONEERING COMPOSTABLE FLEXIBLE PACKAGING

    Daphna is the co-founder and CEO of TIPA, a global compostable packaging company providing innovative solutions for the fashion and food industries. Daphna established TIPA in 2010 and was ahead of the curve when she recognized that there was an urgent need to revolutionize packaging systems and reduce plastic pollution around the world. Daphna has received multiple awards for her work, including being named as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum in 2019.
    In this episode we cover Daphne’s journey, TIPA and their product range, the complexity and nuances of the industry, what it takes to be truly compostable and Daphne's advice for budding entrepreneurs. 
     
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    68 · CARL GISH · TECH DRIVEN, CARBON NEGATIVE HOUSING

    68 · CARL GISH · TECH DRIVEN, CARBON NEGATIVE HOUSING

    Before co-founding Aro Homes, Carl Gish was a "product and brand executive with a track record of driving growth, creating shareholder value and building successful teams and brands from Unilever, Amazon, Dyson, eBay and early stage companies".
    Aro Homes is revolutionizing residential construction with its carbon-negative, beautiful, and efficient homes. Their mission is to "deliver beautiful homes that accelerate our progress toward a carbon-neutral future".
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    67 · JENNY HU · FEMALE FOUNDED TECH FOR SUSTAINABLE FASHION

    67 · JENNY HU · FEMALE FOUNDED TECH FOR SUSTAINABLE FASHION

    Jenny Hu is the CPO and co-founder of SHADE by SHADY.CLUB, an online tool for finding sustainable fashion. With a background in building technology with an emphasis on human experiences and behavior, Jenny has spent the last two years building SHADE to empower consumers to choose sustainable choices when it comes to their fashion habits. 
    SHADY.CLUB was founded with a desire to “stick it to The Man (otherwise known as fast fashion)” and currently offers their first product (SHADE) in Beta: A simple but powerful Chrome extension that integrates visual search into a fashion customer’s shopping journey by suggesting similar, more sustainable alternatives.
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