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A Sustainable Mind is a podcast created for the earth-conscious individual, ecopreneur, environmental activist, sustainability enthusiast, grassroots organizer, minimalist, conscious consumer and the eco-curious. If you are looking to get inspired, motivated and take ACTION to be the change you want to see in the world you are in the right place. Delivered to you each week, Marjorie Alexander brings you environmental changemakers whose campaigns, companies and projects have changed the planet for the better. Featured guests discuss their relationship with nature early on, their journey to a green career, light-bulb moments, sustainable habits, lessons from launching their projects, and much more. Each episode ends with ACTIONABLE advice and resources for you to hit the ground running!

A Sustainable Mind - environment & sustainability podcast Marjorie Alexander

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    • 4.6 • 546 Ratings

A Sustainable Mind is a podcast created for the earth-conscious individual, ecopreneur, environmental activist, sustainability enthusiast, grassroots organizer, minimalist, conscious consumer and the eco-curious. If you are looking to get inspired, motivated and take ACTION to be the change you want to see in the world you are in the right place. Delivered to you each week, Marjorie Alexander brings you environmental changemakers whose campaigns, companies and projects have changed the planet for the better. Featured guests discuss their relationship with nature early on, their journey to a green career, light-bulb moments, sustainable habits, lessons from launching their projects, and much more. Each episode ends with ACTIONABLE advice and resources for you to hit the ground running!

    Kind Cup - Bringing Innovation to Menstrual Cups and the Feminine Hygiene Industry with Christine Brown

    Kind Cup - Bringing Innovation to Menstrual Cups and the Feminine Hygiene Industry with Christine Brown

    Kind Cup Kickstarter Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kindcup/kind-cup-the-innovative-menstrual-cup?ref=72obwi&token=02b39bee
     
    Visit our site for a full transcript of this episode at www.ASustainableMind.com/077 
     
     
    Founder and designer of Kind Cup, Christine Brown, grew up in a small agricultural beach town in Southern California. A sixth-generation Carpinterian, Brown is a part-time avocado farmer, and American Sign Language teacher and advocate. Brown studied Critical Social Thought at Mount Holyoke College, and Deaf Studies: Cultural Studies for graduate school in Washington D.C. at Gallaudet University.
     
     
    In this episode Marjorie and Christine Brown discuss:
    How menstrual cups work and why they can be a much better alternative to tampons and pads.
    How Christine came up with the idea for Kind Cup. 
    The design elements that make Kind Cup unique.
    Marjorie’s personal experiences with menstrual cups over the last 15 years and why she loves the Kind Cup design. 
    What to consider when choosing a menstrual cup that works best with your body and lifestyle.

     
    Resources from Christine Brown:
    Direct Relief - Kind Cup's non-profit partner (DirectRelief.org) - Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay.
    Here is the press release about their work with Kind Cup https://www.kindcup.com/blogs/news/podcast-with-direct-relief-on-period-poverty
    Intersectional Environmentalist Group (IntersectionalEnvironmentalist.com) - A platform for resources, information, and action steps to support intersectional environmentalism and dismantle systems of oppression in the environmental movement, led by environmental activists and sustainability advocates.
    Put a Cup in It (PutACupInIt.com) - A collection of resources about reusable menstrual products overall and great general info if you are new to the conversation about menstrual cups
    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
     
    Connect with Christine Brown and Kind Cup:
    Website: https://www.kindcup.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kindcup
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kind.cup/
    Kickstarter Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kindcup/kind-cup-the-innovative-menstrual-cup?ref=72obwi&token=02b39bee
     
    Connect with Marjorie Alexander:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asustainablemind/
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    • 40 min
    Is Bamboo the Next Big Thing? with Scott Brady of Cariloha

    Is Bamboo the Next Big Thing? with Scott Brady of Cariloha

    Scott Brady is the Vice President of Communications for Cariloha, based in Sandy, UT. He oversees all internal and external communications for the company. In 2007, at the height of economic crisis and recession, Scott was part of the team that helped develop and bring the eco-friendly and sustainable Cariloha retail brand to market. Despite the struggling economy, Cariloha flourished and continues to grow. Now the brand is the only company that features sustainable bamboo in all of its product lines.  
     
     
    In this episode Marjorie and Scott discuss:
    What makes bamboo sustainable.
    How bamboo compares to other fabrics we typically used in bedding, bath, and apparel products.
    The benefits of bamboo for people that use it.
    How to quickly make a big impact on the sustainability practices of a company of any size
     
    Resources from Cariloha and Scott Brady:
    Cariloha resources: Facts and figures about farming bamboo - https://www.cariloha.com/sustainability/farm-to-fabric The many issues that are improved or solved by using bamboo instead of other crops or synthetics as textiles - https://www.cariloha.com/sustainability/comfy-way-to-save-the-world Pics of the actual manufacturing process! https://www.cariloha.com/sustainability/our-process WorldBamboo.net - a group of people, businesses, non-profit, institutions, and allied trade corporations that promote bamboo products for the sake of the environment and economy.
    IceBreaker.com - Sustainable Merino Wool Outdoor Clothing The Humane Gardener by Nancy Lawson (buy directly from the author at https://www.humanegardener.com/the-book/)
    Wear No Evil by Greta Eagan (buy directly from the author at http://www.fashionmegreen.com/book-1)
     
    Connect with Cariloha:
    Website: http://cariloha.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/cariloha
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cariloha/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cariloha/
     
    Connect with Marjorie Alexander:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asustainablemind/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SustainableMind
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asustainablemind/
    Website: http://www.asustainablemind.com
     
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    • 41 min
    Eco-friendly Small Business with Moji Igun of Blue Daisi Consulting

    Eco-friendly Small Business with Moji Igun of Blue Daisi Consulting

    Moji Igun chats with us about the benefits of running an eco-friendly small business, available certifications and the first step to greening your business operations.

    • 31 min
    Kamea Chayne of Green Dreamer Podcast on Sustainable Fashion and Mindfulness

    Kamea Chayne of Green Dreamer Podcast on Sustainable Fashion and Mindfulness

    Kamea Chayne is an author, creative, the curator of ConsciousFashion.co, and the host of Green Dreamer Podcast. Challenging our dominant views of "advancement" that equate with destruction, degradation, and disconnection from the things that matter most, she curiously explores what it takes to realize a world of ecological balance and diversity, intersectional sustainability, and true abundance and wellness for all.
     
    Want to start your own cause-based podcast? Let’s get you launched!! For more details on how you can work with me 1-on-1 to get your show up and running, please visit 
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    In this episode Marjorie and Kamea Chayne discuss:
    How to take action and contribute to conservation efforts in your community How retail therapy caused Kamea to have a huge wake up call and start ConsciousFashion.co How mindfulness determines our impact on ecology Easy tips on how to keep your wardrobe both fresh and sustainable  
    Resources from Kamea Chayne:
    Article: What do insurance companies have to do with the expansion of the fossil fuel industry? (And 3 ways you can take action!) Kamea's interview with Jennifer Grayson of Unlatched and the Uncivilize podcast Kamea's interview with Peggy Shepard on Environmental Justice Online Tool: Ecosia search engine Books: Sapiens and Hidden Life Of Trees (Amazon)    
     
    Connect with Kamea Chayne:
    Personal Instagram: @KameaChayne Podcast Instagram: @greendreamerpodcast Twitter: @KameaChayne  
    Connect with Marjorie Alexander:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asustainablemind/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SustainableMind Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asustainablemind/ Website: http://www.asustainablemind.com  
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    • 37 min
    Seabin Project’s Pete Ceglinski on Cleaning Our Oceans, Simple Solutions, and Focusing Upstream

    Seabin Project’s Pete Ceglinski on Cleaning Our Oceans, Simple Solutions, and Focusing Upstream

    Australian surfer, father, and clean ocean advocate Pete Ceglinski is the CEO and Co-Founder of the Seabin Project. Seabin, a device designed to reduce, and ultimately eliminate pollution in our oceans, acts as a trash can for our waters and has the ability to remove microplastics, microfibers, plastic bags, bottles, cigarette butts, and more. Along with the development of the Seabin Project as a business, Pete is heavily involved in the technical design and development of the products. Since he co-founded the invention in 2015 there have been Seabins installed in over 40 countries, resulting in a total of 1.95 tons of waste extracted from our oceans every day.
     
    Want to start your own cause-based podcast? Let’s get you launched!! For more details on how you can work with me 1-on-1 to get your show up and running, please visit http://www.ASustainableMind.com/launch
     
    In this episode Marjorie and Pete Ceglinski discuss:
    How Seabin is creating strategic partnerships with municipalities and marinas to get Seabins installed all across the globe How a Seabin works and how simplicity was their key to success during the creation process Where Pete and the Seabin team see taking their invention in the near future  How you, your company or group can get involved, even if you don’t live near the water  
    Resources from Pete:
    Patagonia Guy Raz’s How I Built This podcast Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World's Most Unusual Workplace (Amazon) by Ricardo Semler Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman--Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual (Amazon) by Yvon Chouinard  
    Connect with Pete Ceglinski and the Seabin Project:
    Website: SeabinProject.com Instagram: @Seabin_Project  Facebook: @SeabinProject   
    Connect with Marjorie Alexander:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asustainablemind/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SustainableMind
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asustainablemind/
    Website: asustainablemind.com
     
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    • 52 min
    People of Color in the Outdoor Community with José González of Latino Outdoors

    People of Color in the Outdoor Community with José González of Latino Outdoors

    José G. González is the Founder of Latino Outdoors. He is an experienced educator as a K-12 public education teacher, environmental education advisor, outdoor education instructor and coordinator, and university adjunct faculty. He is also an illustrator and science communicator.

    His commentary on diversity and environmental/outdoor equity has been featured by High Country News, Outside Magazine, Earth Island Journal, and Latino USA, among others. He engaged in collaborations with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, U.S. Department of Interior, and the National Park Service during the Obama Administration. He also represented Latino Outdoors in several coalitions including the Latino Conservation Alliance, the Next 100 Coalition, and California Parks Now. He has been recognized with several honors, including the National Wildlife Federation Environmental Educator Award, Grist Magazine “Grist 50”, and The Murie Center Spirit of the Muries, among others. You may have also seen him in various outdoor spaces or read his poetic musings.

    He received his B.A at the University of California, Davis, and his M.S at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment.



    Want to start your own cause-based podcast? Let’s get you launched!! For more details on how you can work with me 1-on-1 to get your show up and running, please visit http://www.ASustainableMind.com/launch



    In this episode Marjorie and José González discuss:
    The importance of having minorities represented in the outdoor community - as participants and as leadership The challenges that some communities encounter regarding outdoor access and how to overcome those challenges How strategic partnerships play into building a more racially diverse outdoor community and why not just commitment, but alignment, plays a key role in success partnership success How to support youth in building healthy relationships with nature


    Resources from Jose:
    Four Network Principles for Collaboration Success by Dr. Jane Wei-Skillern and Dr. Nora Silver  Dr. Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by Adrienne Maree Brown Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer  @TheNapMinistry


    Connect with José González & Latino Outdoors:
    José González:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josebilingue/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/josebilingue/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/josebilingue/ Latino Outdoors: latinooutdoors.org
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/LatinoOutdoors/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LatinoOutdoors/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latinooutdoors/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/latino-outdoors  
     
    Connect with Marjorie Alexander:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asustainablemind/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SustainableMind
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asustainablemind/
    Website: asustainablemind.com
    Subscribe, Rate & Review ASM on Apple Podcasts: http://getpodcast.reviews/id/1039692339

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
546 Ratings

546 Ratings

nunnbrit ,

Eye opening!

I’ve been trying to make more sustainable choices and being mindful of my purchases as much as I can. This podcast is so nice to learn more about more efforts I can take and efforts others are taking around the world. Being informed it powerful and sometimes can be overwhelming trying to learn a bunch of different topics. This podcast has helped tremendously learning small things I would have never known before & introduced me to products I can’t wait to try.
Keep it up☺️

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Spectacular

I’m quite young, and I listened to this going to bed. I feel asleep fast! Its very educational and I feel it has expanded my mind. Great podcast!

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Quality

Very well done. Very professional. Great interviews and quality content. Love it!

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