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Food for Thought is THE resource for living compassionately and healthfully. Listen to insightful, common sense perspectives about food, animals, cooking, eating, health, language, politics, zero waste living, literature, film, advocacy, and so much more from the Joyful Vegan herself, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.

Food for Thought: Living Compassionately, Sustainably, and Healthfully Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

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Food for Thought is THE resource for living compassionately and healthfully. Listen to insightful, common sense perspectives about food, animals, cooking, eating, health, language, politics, zero waste living, literature, film, advocacy, and so much more from the Joyful Vegan herself, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.

    Zero Waste: Only Humans Produce Garbage (and How Not To)

    Zero Waste: Only Humans Produce Garbage (and How Not To)

    Aspiring to live lightly on this planet can be a pain in the butt, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. Listen to this episode about how to take responsibility for the things, the STUFF, we have brought into our lives by exercising generosity rather than by creating garbage. 

    This podcast is sponsored by listeners like you. Please support it at patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau. Thank you.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    How to Avoid Food Waste — Tips, Tricks, Strategies (REBROADCAST)

    How to Avoid Food Waste — Tips, Tricks, Strategies (REBROADCAST)

    Americans (vegan and non-vegan) throw away 40% of the food we bring into our homes — leading to greenhouse gas emissions in landfills, wasted money, human / animal conflicts, and squandered resources.

    Enjoy Part Two of the series on FOOD WASTE and learn a number of solutions for preventing food waste in our own lives.

    👉 Supporters receive transcripts and bonus materials! Become a member at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Pet Cemeteries and Animal Burials: How We Memorialize Those We Love

    Pet Cemeteries and Animal Burials: How We Memorialize Those We Love

    Listen to this episode about pet cemeteries and animal burials old and new and what they tell us about the human-animal connection. 

    The Food for Thought podcast is 100% listener-supported. Please become a patron today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 

    Thank you for listening.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Plastic-Free July: How to Reduce Your Plastic Use

    Plastic-Free July: How to Reduce Your Plastic Use

    Don't worry if you didn't plan on making some changes this month. I've got you covered.⁠⁠ Whether you're consciously following #plasticfreejuly or just want to reduce (or be aware of) the amount of plastic you use, consume, and buy, you can join the journey at any point. ⁠⁠
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    Let's get you started. 

    • 18 min
    The Problem with Zoos

    The Problem with Zoos

    What is the problem with zoos if they support conservation efforts, save endangered species, educate the public about wildlife, instill a love of animals, and foster appreciation for the natural world? Listen to find out. 

    Food for Thought is a listener-supported podcast. Thank you for being a supporter at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.

    • 15 min
    Keep Flowers Not Bees — How to Save Bees without Eating Honey

    Keep Flowers Not Bees — How to Save Bees without Eating Honey

    There are more than 25,000 bee species globally, but when most people think about "saving bees," they tend to think only of the European honeybee — a species not native to the U.S. — that has been domesticated for crop pollination and honey production. Listen to this episode for how to help wild bees, both directly and indirectly. 

    Food for Thought is a listener-supported podcast. Thank you for being a supporter at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

kayseife17 ,

The Best Vegan Podcast

Colleen is such a role model for me. I made the switch to veganism on Jan 1, 2020 and will never look back. I started listening to this podcast around June of last year, and the information is just so incredibly useful. I learn so much every episode, and the information I learn is helping me to become a better person. I’m making small strides towards zero waste now thanks to Colleen. I’m working my way through all of her old episodes now, but I hope there’s still many more to come. Thank you for all of your hard work on this! I’m a low level Patron now, but will certainly bump it up once my financial situation allows for it! All the best, Kayla

Weenie Bikini ,

Comforting and thought provoking

I love listening to Colleen! At times it feels like we are having a conversation. She brings up excellent points and helps me process through various thoughts I have. Even though I’ve been vegan for nearly 8 years, it is helpful to listen to the things she has to say.

Wendyvn22 ,

So valuable that I joined Patreon!

I am grateful that you are doing this good work and speaking up for the animals. Your messages are meaningful and I hope more people end up supporting your efforts! Thank you! Refreshing.

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