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-expert Laura Alexander Wittig, 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
The Environmental Impact of Periods with Nadya Okamoto
Every month, an estimated 1.8 billion people around the world menstruate. As you can imagine, that results in a lot of waste. This week, Nadya Okamoto, the co-founder of August, discusses the environmental impact of periods, how period products have evolved over the years, and the rise of sustainable options. For snow notes, visit https://brightly.eco/environmental-impact-of-periods.
Sustainable Maximalism Is Possible—and This Designer Is Proof
When most people think of sustainable fashion, they think of a minimalist wardrobe—a sea of browns, beiges, and creams. But designer and content creator Sara Camposarcone is teaching the world that maximalism—chunky jewelry, layering, bold prints, and lots of color—can be sustainable, too. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/what-is-sustainable-maximalism/.
The Glass Recycling System Is Broken—but Franziska Trautmann Is on a Mission to Fix It
If you live in an area that doesn’t accept glass recycling, tossing a single bottle in your bin can wreak havoc on the planet. Franziska Trautmann, co-founder of Glass Half Full, is challenging the current system by turning glass "waste" into a resource. In this episode, she discusses all things glass recycling and waste management, the benefits of turning glass into sand, and more. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/glass-recycling.
How Environmental Activist Sharona Shnayder Is Using Social Media to Start an Anti-Litter Revolution
If you were to take a walk around your block right now, what are the odds you’d find at least one piece of trash? Going out of your way to pick it up might feel pointless. But Sharona Shnayder of Tuesdays for Trash is here to prove small climate action work done by countless individuals across the globe adds up. In this week’s episode, she shares how she’s using social media to start an anti-litter revolution—one that’s already resulted in 23,000 pounds of trash collected worldwide. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/sharona-shnayder-tuesdays-for-trash-interview.
How the Restaurant Industry Is Tackling Food Waste, One Deep Fryer at a Time
The restaurant industry loses billions of dollars every year due to food waste. Luckily, some entrepreneurs are already figuring out how to make a difference. In this week’s episode, Jeremiah Chapman, the CEO and co-founder of FreshFry, shares how he’s turning one corporation’s trash into another corporation’s treasure. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/restaurant-industry-sustainability.
Does Climate Change Affect Childcare and Education? This Expert Thinks So
Climate change doesn't just impact wildlife and the weather. It also impacts human life—and that includes parenting. In this week’s episode, Sara Mauskopf, CEO and co-founder of Winnie, discusses the intersection between climate and childcare—and how younger generations are directly impacted. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/how-climate-change-affects-childcare-and-education/.
Great way to start living a sustainable lifestyle
I love this this podcast, it has lots of info and i love the people they interview as well. I love the options and information that they provide. I feel like i learn a lot with this podcast. But i do agree with some of the reviews they recommend a lot of products which i understand they need to make money somehow but some products that they recommend contain plastic for example i love 100% pure but their packaging is still in plastic containers. So i just wish they added a note or info saying why they think that product is eco friendly. I do wish they included more eco friendly volunteer options or ways the community can join as well. I hope they do that in the future but besides that it is a good pod cast to start off!
I’m only a few episodes in but I absolutely love this podcast. I have never left a review on a podcast before but I needed to give you gals 5 stars. This is a very informative and fun podcast that introduces the many different aspects of loving the environment. I love the format when you’re interviewing experts in their field because you really know how to get the most information in a timely manner. AMAZING!
I adore the community and content brightly puts out! I like the episodes with guests and product recommendations. I love my sheets n giggles they recommend. If I want to be picky the podcast could use small tweaks in editing out the loud breaths. They put out a lot more content on social media with more tips that should be also talked about in the episode (some episodes are repetitive with the things we can do so talk about more than just that!) I think you can expand the community you’ve built like that! Thank you!