158 episodes

The eco-conscious lifestyle podcast. Each week, Laura Diez is diving into sustainability and practical climate science. This podcast explores fashion, environmental justice, food, conscious consumerism... just about everything in our lives is tied to the environment. Guests include female founders, clean beauty experts, climate scientists, political experts, and many more.



Laura is a sustainability professional with her M.S. in Climate Science and Solutions, who happens to also love speaking to other women about environmentally conscious brands, social activism, and balanced, plant-based living. This show aims to feel like hanging out with your cool, smart girlfriends: educational, approachable, and encouraging you to do what works for you. Sustainability is a good look.



Email at: laura@lauraediez.com and follow on Instagram @ecochicpodcast

ECO CHIC Laura E Diez

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 598 Ratings

The eco-conscious lifestyle podcast. Each week, Laura Diez is diving into sustainability and practical climate science. This podcast explores fashion, environmental justice, food, conscious consumerism... just about everything in our lives is tied to the environment. Guests include female founders, clean beauty experts, climate scientists, political experts, and many more.



Laura is a sustainability professional with her M.S. in Climate Science and Solutions, who happens to also love speaking to other women about environmentally conscious brands, social activism, and balanced, plant-based living. This show aims to feel like hanging out with your cool, smart girlfriends: educational, approachable, and encouraging you to do what works for you. Sustainability is a good look.



Email at: laura@lauraediez.com and follow on Instagram @ecochicpodcast

    156: What to Know About Compound Extreme Events

    156: What to Know About Compound Extreme Events

    We’re talking extreme weather today – frequency, intensity, and what we should actually be worrying about. Let’s first bust the myth that climate change is causing more storms, and then get into why we are actually seeing stronger storms. We go through hurricanes, snow storms, and other weather events warmer ocean surface temperatures can influence. We talk risk, touching a bit on climate models and the issues around planning in industries like real estate. Scary stuff… so we close with some self reflection and positivity!!















    Resources:







    * 152: Heat Waves, MegaDroughts, + Wildfires, Oh My… * 150: Why Is The Arctic Warming So Fast?* IPCC Summary for Policymakers * Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Stronger, Researchers Find (NY Times)* As Earth warms, will snowstorms be a thing of the past? (Washington Post)















    Find me on: Instagram @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez, on Facebook, Twitter. I’m also on clubhouse as @lauradiez !

    • 11 min
    155: Climate Anxiety + 5 Tips for Burnout

    155: Climate Anxiety + 5 Tips for Burnout

    I’ve taken an unintentional hiatus recently, largely due to some recent heightened climate anxiety… so today, we are defining climate or eco- anxiety, and breaking down some tips from the American Psychological Association on how to best combat these feelings. We’re talking burnout, dissociation, and making sure we’re setting ourselves up best to regularly support our mental health around this climate crisis, not just when we’re getting big waves of doom-and-gloom.















    Episodes mentioned:







    126: Climate Anxiety: How to Turn Worry into Compassionate Action with Dr. Renee Lertzman







    141: Climate/Sustainability Careers Chic Chats















    Find me on: Instagram @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez, on Facebook, Twitter. I’m also on clubhouse as @lauradiez !

    • 11 min
    154: Pride Chic Chats: LGBTQ+ Environmentalism

    154: Pride Chic Chats: LGBTQ+ Environmentalism

    We’re joined by four friends of the pod today to discuss experiences within the queer community and environmental spaces!! Our LGBTQ+ -focused episode is value-packed with arguably the most vast range of topics + perspectives of any call-in episode yet. We’re speaking with Isaias of @QueerBrownVegan, who breaks down the framework behind queer sustainability. Emerald discusses the value in safe queer communities, from climbing to hiking and other recreational experiences. Izzy shares the ethical concerns around pride merch, following her article with Fashion Revolution, ‘Who Made My Pride Merch.’ Lastly, Jackson discusses his experience whole-heartedly accepting his queer identity while establishing boundaries to prevent tokenism; he also shares excellent insight on how to respond when someone comes out to you.















    Special thank you to our speakers today for their transparency, empathy, + willingness to share their stories! I really loved putting this episode together because it was deeply personal while being deeply educational. I would love to do another collection similar to this one again soon, because the LGBTQ+ community is so diverse and it would be just about impossible to claim I’ve included all experiences/perspectives in today’s episode.















    More:







    * Listen to Isaias Hernandez on Ep 139: Eco Education, Environmental Justice, Content Creation * Who Made My Pride Merch? by Izzy McLeod for Fashion Revolution* Why Queer Liberation Is an Environmental Justice Issue by Lisa Pradhan for Earth Justice















    Find me on: Instagram @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez, on Facebook, Twitter. I’m also on clubhouse as @lauradiez !

    • 51 min
    153: The Conscious Closet | Book Club with Moji Igun

    153: The Conscious Closet | Book Club with Moji Igun

    We are discussing the sustainable fashion favorite, The Conscious Closet by Elizabeth Cline, with Moji Igun. The Conscious Closet is a highly recommended, holistic guide to building a more mindful wardrobe – from closet audits, living wages, truly sustainable garments, and everything in between surrounding the fashion revolution. This conversation gets into the environmental, ethical, and emotional sides of clothing: how can we do good *and* look good? Moji is a zero-waste expert and founder of Blue Daisi Consulting, zero-waste consulting and eco-conscious solutions for supporting more mindful businesses.















    Other episodes + resources mentioned:







    * 140: How Luxury Lost Its Luster | Book Club with Megan McSherry* Megan McSherry’s ebook, Make The Most of What’s In Your Closet* 143: The Case For Appointing A Fashion Czar | Elizabeth Segran* Dr. Liz Segran’s article, President Biden, Appoint A Fashion Czar on Fast Company* A Brief Guide To Fabrics (by me!) on instagram* NYTimes expanding on the mentioned ethical issues within Everlane: Everlane’s Promise of ‘Radical Transparency’ Unravels* Glossy article expanding on the mentioned ethical issues within Reformation: The Rise And Fall of Reformation















    Find me on: Instagram @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez, on Facebook, Twitter. I’m also on clubhouse as @lauradiez !

    • 1 hr 8 min
    152: Heat Waves, MegaDroughts, + Wildfires, Oh My…

    152: Heat Waves, MegaDroughts, + Wildfires, Oh My…

    Today we are continuing our Climate 101 education with a timely summer topic: the current heat waves, wildfires, and massive droughts being experienced in the American West. We’ll figure out what a heat waves actually is, plus learn about the nuances contributing to our 20+ year megadrought. Spoiler alert: climate change is worsening natural occurances. We also better understand wildfires: how they start and what is making them so severe and frequent.







    Fun, educational, and full of reminders (and my personal soapbox) about water subsidizes and camping responsibly.







    Mentioned + additional articles:







    * The Western Drought Is Bad. Here’s What You Should Know About It. (New York Times)* Why the intense U.S. drought is now a megadrought by Mark Kaufman* ‘Megadrought’ persists in western U.S., as another extremely dry year develops (National Geographic)















    Thank you to Aspiration for sponsoring today’s episode – learn more about how you can earn up to $200 by opening an account at aspiration.com/eco.







    Find me on: Instagram @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez, on Facebook, Twitter. I’m also on clubhouse as @lauradiez ! Sign up for my weekly newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/f9324e3609e4/eco-chic

    • 15 min
    151: Migrations | Book Club with Jessica Clifton, Impact for Good

    151: Migrations | Book Club with Jessica Clifton, Impact for Good

    We read Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy in May… and we LOVED it. Jessica Clifton shares how she strategically crafted her career as a sustainability influencer, we chat about our reading habits, and then thoroughly unpack what has been named one of the best novels of 2020. Migrations centers around Franny Stone, a women who seems constantly on the run, as she follows what is believed to be the final migration of the Arctic terns. The novel has been discussed as ‘climate fiction,’ and both Jessica and I found that label totally believable as we unpack themes of mass extinction, overfishing, conservationism… so nicely packed into big stories of love, loss, and personal evolution. We discuss the book’s so-well-picked, intentional symbols, timeline hopping, and of course the wild ending!! Our episode has spoilers (there was just so much to discuss!) and glowing reviews.















    Next month we are reading The Conscious Closet by Elizabeth Cline with Moji Igun.







    Set the scene for yourself with my latest, Episode 150: Why Is The Arctic Warming So Quickly?







    Thank you to Aspiration for sponsoring today’s episode – learn more about how you can earn up to $200 by opening an account at aspiration.com/eco.







    Find me on: Instagram @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez, on Facebook, Twitter. I’m also on clubhouse as @lauradiez ! Sign up for my weekly newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/f9324e3609e4/eco-chic

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
598 Ratings

598 Ratings

disappointed.listener ,

Book review was confusing

I love the podcast but I found the book review hard to follow. You both started saying how the industry has lost its luster because of a series of truths and bad things. However, later you were flip floppy during the black market section which didn’t make sense at all. You both didn’t follow your own logic. It makes sense that you were confused but it doesn’t translate well in the podcast. If the book didn’t want to persuade the reader one way or mother, then you both should have had a stand.

I like the idea of a book review but this one wasn’t done right.

Luedtkebear01 ,

A guide, a mentor, an inspiration

Hello Laura! (:
I found your podcast about a year ago when my eco conscious lifestyle began and I’ve been binging and listening ever since. I cannot get enough! You have been a guide, a mentor, an inspiration, and a friend through mine and my families journey. I really enjoy your fact based outlook on topics and your drive to continue to be better is admirable. I find the strength to do better for myself, my kids, and the planet through your digestible topics and amazing guests.
Keep up the great work!

-Alaina in chilly WI

oburns! ,

#1

Laura makes you feel like you are her friend as you both are on a eco-conscious journey. Thank you for your passion and hard work you put into your content. She’s also somewhat of my inspiration for starting a podcast too. I enjoy each episode she puts out and all the knowledge and smiles behind it.

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