Living sustainably should be easier. Curious about a zero waste lifestyle? Want to know what the “circular economy” or “slow fashion” really means? Each episode, brought to you from Brightly.eco by eco-experts Laura Alexander Wittig and Liza Moiseeva, features daily, actionable tips to help you live your life more sustainably. Start changing the world by listening to a new, bite-sized episode every week. For more info, visit https://brightly.eco/podcast
Debunking Top Sustainable Living Myths and Misconceptions
There are plenty of misconceptions about sustainable living. Sometimes, they can prevent people from entering the world of eco-friendly living altogether. But don't believe everything you hear. In this episode, Laura and Liza chat about some of these common myths and misconceptions, from the idea that sustainable living is always more expensive to the notion that you have to be vegan in order to be sustainable. For show notes, go to https://brightly.eco/sustainable-living-myths
Alicia Silverstone: How to Be Less Clueless About Plant-Based Eating
You may know Alicia Silverstone as the star of the cult-classic film, Clueless, but what you may not know is that she's also a dedicated activist in the health and wellness space. Not only does Alicia run her own healthy living blog called The Kind Life, but she has also been vegan for many years and even released a book in 2011 called The Kind Diet, which tells the story of her own journey toward a more conscious way of eating. In this episode, Laura and Liza chat with Alicia about her sustainability journey, her tips for plant-based eating, and her latest eco-friendly projects. For show notes, go to https://brightly.eco/alicia-silverstone-interview
Everything You Need to Know About Growing Your Own Food with Jacob Pechenik
Have you ever been curious about starting a garden or growing your own food, but always assumed you didn't have adequate space or time? Turns out there's a solution to that: hydroponic gardening. In this episode, Laura chats with Jacob Pechenik, the co-founder of Lettuce Grow—a company that makes self-watering, self-fertilizing hydroponic Farmstands that make it super simple to grow your own food at home (even if you only have four square feet of space to do so). Together, they discuss the importance of understanding where your food comes from, the benefits of growing food yourself, and exactly how we can utilize hydroponic gardening in our own lives. For show notes, go to https://brightly.eco/hydroponic-gardening-for-beginners/
Sustainable Swaps for an Eco-Friendly Summer
Summer is right around the corner, which means sunshine, beach days, camping, hiking—basically all things outdoors. But while we're enjoying everything Mother Earth has to offer, it's also important to keep our eco-footprints as small as possible. In this episode, Laura and Liza share some of their favorite eco-friendly products that are sure to make for a fun and sustainable summer. For show notes, go to brightly.eco/sustainable-summer-swaps.
Why It's Okay to Be an Imperfect Environmentalist with Nikki Reed
We're all about celebrating imperfect eco-friendly living, and it turns out actress and environmentalist Nikki Reed is, too. Nikki is widely known for her role in the Twilight series, but she also has a passion for the planet. In 2017, she launched a line of ethical and sustainable jewelry, skin-care, and apparel, and now she has a line of sustainable sneakers with LOCI. During the episode, we discuss Nikki’s sustainability journey, the eco-friendly materials that make up her new shoe line, and her favorite tips for living more sustainably. For show notes, go to brightly.eco/nikki-reed-interview.
A Deep Dive Into Sustainable Leather Alternatives with Inder Bedi
Leather doesn't have the best rap when it comes to the environment. Luckily, there are more sustainable alternatives than ever before, and that's exactly what we discuss in this episode. Laura chats with Inder Bedi, the founder of Matt & Nat, who has gone on to launch 457 ANEW—a slow fashion line that creates handbags, clothing, and more out of landfill-destined materials. Together, they dive into the origin of Inder's interest in sustainable fashion, vegan leather, and the innovative new materials that make for planet-friendly alternatives. For show notes, go to brightly.eco/vegan-leather-sustainability.
I’ll shout it from the rooftop!
The amount of sustainability ideas and solutions in this podcast is AMAZING. These hosts do their homework. If you’re at all intrigued by how we can shift our usage practices and leave the planet a tiny bit better than before, listen to these ladies! I look forward to it every week, and I learn something new every. Dang. Time. Five stars!
Not for the masses
Great podcast for privileged white women to spend money on expensive products. There’s no sustainable tips for the rest of us. I really wanted to love this podcast but this is more of a shopping podcast than a sustainability podcast.
A smoothie for your spirit!
I walk away from every episode feeling more hopeful about our planet's future! Laura and Liza bring on guests that are both informative and interesting, and I've discovered some seriously fantastic sustainability resources from this show. Great stuff!