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Green Gab is all about keepin’ it Green! Green Homes, Green Living and Green Companies. Get in on the gab and learn why green matters – to you, your family and friends and how it directly impacts your community! Join Marla Esser Cloos and Tony Pratte as they talk with Green Experts from a variety of industries, companies and organizations to help you learn the true gift of Green Gab!

Green Gab Podcast – Green Homes, Green Living and Green Companies Marla Esser Cloos & Tony Pratte

    • Business
    • 5.0, 7 Ratings

Green Gab is all about keepin’ it Green! Green Homes, Green Living and Green Companies. Get in on the gab and learn why green matters – to you, your family and friends and how it directly impacts your community! Join Marla Esser Cloos and Tony Pratte as they talk with Green Experts from a variety of industries, companies and organizations to help you learn the true gift of Green Gab!

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Stanley Cup 2019 ,

Green Education for FREE! Thank you!

I'm learning a lot and doing what I can to live greener. I got a copy of Living Green Effortlessly recently and it is super sharp with the Benjamin Franklin Award sticker. I'm glad I had listened to more than a few podcasts, because it made the book familiar and I could "hear" Marla's and Tony's voice while reading.

If I had money to spare I would buy and send political candidates (in any party) with Green messages and focuses (or jobs messages and local focuses) copies of the book (even if they already had one to show that it matters to constituents). Without getting too personal, it is remarkable that this podcast (and book) is so compassionate to all people. Even if that is good business, it is rare to be valued the same as, say, someone with Maroon's status and "purse" in addition to always getting an explanation of the technical language and a FREE! education without being condescended to as the audience because I just don't know or understand something.

For example, sadly, I have only used one super Green toilet at a Charter School in a New Orleans in 2013 or I would have had no idea what was being said without how Marla describes everything and links to pics.. On the other hand, my sister's HOA connected maitenance & repair in a Philly suburb replaced their old toilet with a green toilet! But she hates that it doesn't have a handle. Now I know they had more options so that green things don't get a bad rep from one experience and word of mouth! Likewise, I had a studio apt manager who dreamed of hot water heating by tankless (on demand). Now I want to go back and ask her if it was because a hot water heater in a studio is weird or if she was from Europe! I'm a dis- connected person, but I hope the podcasters are hashtagging or making stuff searchable and such. I always think of people when a city is mentioned in a podcast, like LA or Denver or Portland, but I don't know if I would be able to go back and find it by the podcast title. I have a decent memory, but I might still get which lighting guy is which and where messed up if I had to send someone their way. To my brain's credit, I think they have similar if not the same name. And YES, I really am listening to the Green Gab podcasts! ANYWAY...

Even if one topic or guest seems irrelevant to what you're interested in or doing yourself or your own specific work, I recommend listening anyway because it truly is inspirational! If the podcast host and guests weren't "custom"/ artists and passionate about Green living, I wouldn't have lasted more than one podcast, which is what I kind of expected to last. And now I'm listening to them all! GREEN GAB: GREEN SELF- HELP & LIFE COACHING. Who knew?! The approach Marla uses (and serious tone with generous humor of Marla and Tony and guests) is also super positive and encouraging when you learn like EVERYTHING has horrible fragrance/chemicals or most things are just garbage wrapped in garbage in a landfill no one thinks about ever. They are very positive about how many negatives this world has- I mean the "challenges" ;)

In the spirit of co- competition, or highlighting the great work of one sound engineer in St. Louis, the OK podcasts sound different? I don't know why. I thought it was my headphones or the laundrymat at first. But artists are always working things out! ! I saw a similar shared workspace showcased on the news way back in Seattle (I live in Syracuse now) and it didn't have a podcast studio. And now after learning about the space in OK, I think spaces like that should all have a podcast studio! How could they not?!

I'm looking forward to Green Gab involving people in your field and questions about disasters (like floods and tornadoes). I'm also looking forward to podcasts now about green in sports and stadiums and how the custom builder's world and the manufactured builder's world work together. I'm obviously "looking at the world differently". I'm a dis- connected person (like I don't use my cell phone like it's 2019 and I love paper books) but I now see where smart devices and connected homes and spaces matter. I thought of the Green Gab podcast during a Game 7! There was an Apple commercial where the man is using a sip-and-puff (SNP) assised device, the straw thing (I had to look it up)! Apple.com/accessibility He is going moutain biking but I think he could be doing so after programming a thermostat!!!

PS I had trouble writing a review/ giving stars and creating an account to do so (again, dis- connected) by clicking on "write a review" on the Green Gab page. I had to create an account from i tunes home page. It might just be me.

PPS. Be safe St. Louis! I'm thinking even Green people are all Blues there! Happy History!

-Amie St. Amour

Ty$-Kube ,

Inspirating

Inspiring and educating podcast. The two hosts have great knowledge and great guests!

Kat Curran ,

Inspiration for Change

Marla and Toni inspire people to do what they can. They bring diverse guests on to their show and illustrate a myriad of ways to make small changes that provide huge impact on the environment and our pocketbook

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