100 episodes

A Sustainable Mind is a podcast created for the earth-conscious individual, ecopreneur, environmental activist, sustainability enthusiast, grassroots organizer, minimalist, conscious consumer and the eco-curious. If you are looking to get inspired, motivated and take ACTION to be the change you want to see in the world you are in the right place. Delivered to you each week, Marjorie Alexander brings you environmental changemakers whose campaigns, companies and projects have changed the planet for the better. Featured guests discuss their relationship with nature early on, their journey to a green career, light-bulb moments, sustainable habits, lessons from launching their projects, and much more. Each episode ends with ACTIONABLE advice and resources for you to hit the ground running!

A Sustainable Mind - environment & sustainability podcast Marjorie Alexander

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A Sustainable Mind is a podcast created for the earth-conscious individual, ecopreneur, environmental activist, sustainability enthusiast, grassroots organizer, minimalist, conscious consumer and the eco-curious. If you are looking to get inspired, motivated and take ACTION to be the change you want to see in the world you are in the right place. Delivered to you each week, Marjorie Alexander brings you environmental changemakers whose campaigns, companies and projects have changed the planet for the better. Featured guests discuss their relationship with nature early on, their journey to a green career, light-bulb moments, sustainable habits, lessons from launching their projects, and much more. Each episode ends with ACTIONABLE advice and resources for you to hit the ground running!

    Green Amendment Movement Founder, Maya van Rossum, Talks Climate Progress and The People's Fight for a Clean, Safe, and Healthy Environment

    Green Amendment Movement Founder, Maya van Rossum, Talks Climate Progress and The People's Fight for a Clean, Safe, and Healthy Environment

    Maya K. van Rossum is the Founder of Green Amendments For the Generations, a grassroots non-profit organization inspiring a nationwide movement to secure constitutional recognition and protection of environmental rights in every state and ultimately at the federal level.
    Maya is the author of The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment, and the follow up book The Green Amendment: The People's Fight for a Clean, Safe, and Healthy Environment, which will be released in November 2022. Continue reading Maya’s bio at ASustainableMind.com/100


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    In this episode, Marjorie and Maya discuss:
    Is our environment actually protected under current legislation? States that are getting environmental protection right and why The one thing you should always do when speaking to local and state officials about the importance of environmental protections…hint: it involves the Constitution! Maya’s new book!
    Resources mentioned in today’s episode:
    Maya’s first book: The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment Maya’s first ASM appearance: ASustainableMind.com/026 TerraCycle, global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle materials: TerraCycle.com TerraCycle founder Tom Szaky on ASM: ASustainableMind.com/027 Book: The Last Train to Lon­don: A Novel by Meg Waite Clayton, purchase at JewishBookCouncil.org Book: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, purchase at Ishmael.org Last Child In the Woods by Richard Louv, purchase at RichardLouv.com Connect with Maya and The Green Amendment Team:
    Website: ForTheGenerations.org/the-green-amendment/ Website: DelawareRiverkeeper.org LinkedIn: Linkedin.com/in/maya-van-rossum-21803114/ Twitter: @GreenAmendments Instagram: @GreenAmendments Connect with Marjorie Alexander:
    Instagram: Instagram.com/asustainablemind/ Twitter: Twitter.com/SustainableMind Facebook: Facebook.com/asustainablemind/ Website: ASustainableMind.com Interested in sponsoring or supporting A Sustainable Mind? Visit our sponsorship page at ASustainableMind.com/sponsor!

    • 57 min
    Orlo Nutrition - Omega-3 Evangelist Corinna Bellizzi Talks Carbon Negative Nutrients Using Algae

    Orlo Nutrition - Omega-3 Evangelist Corinna Bellizzi Talks Carbon Negative Nutrients Using Algae

    Use promo code "ASM10" to get an additional 10% off your Orlo purchase at OrloNutrition.com!
    Corinna Bellizzi, MBA is a natural products industry executive and omega-3 expert who pioneered the growth of Nordic Naturals from less than $1 million to over $100 million in annual sales. Given her concern for the future health of people and the planet, she shifted her focus from fish-sourced omegas to algae in 2016. An activist at heart, she launched her podcast, Care More Be Better, in 2021 to cover social and ecological issues that affect us all. Today she leads Orlo Nutrition, a new brand that features the world’s first carbon-negative omega-3s. She hosts a new podcast, Nutrition Without Compromise, to support that effort. She covers health topics without compromising your ethics, or the health of our home planet.
    Today’s Sponsor:
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    In this episode Marjorie and Corinna discuss:
    What it takes to create the world’s first carbon-negative Omega-3 What role Omega-3 play in the body and why they are so essential to overall health The benefits of algae-based Omega 3’s over traditional fish-based products Advice for entrepreneurs looking to get into the sustainable or plant-based product space Corinna’s two podcasts, Nutrition Without Compromise and Care More Be Better https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nutrition-without-compromise/id1613989068 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/care-more-be-better-social-impact-sustainability-regeneration/id1548757282 Resources mentioned in today's episode:
    TheCarbonUnderground.org - regenerative agriculture Regeneration.org - Project Regeneration from Paul Hawken and “punchlist” page Eat to Beat Disease by Dr. William Li (publisher link) AirProtein.com - Meat made from Air, based in Walnut Creek Connect with Corinna and the Orlo Nutrition Team:
    Orlo on Facebook: facebook.com/orlonutrition Orlo on Facebook: instagram.com/orlonutrition Orlo on Facebook: twitter.com/orlonutrition Orlo on Facebook: tiktok.com/@orlonutrition Parent company of Orlo: linkedin.com/company/vaxa-technologies-ltd/mycompany/ Corinna on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/cbellizzi Corinna on Instagram: instagram.com/caremore.bebetter Corinna on TikTok: tiktok.com/@corinnabellizzi Connect with Marjorie Alexander:
    Instagram: Instagram.com/asustainablemind/ Twitter: Twitter.com/SustainableMind Facebook: Facebook.com/asustainablemind/ Website: ASustainableMind.com Interested in sponsoring or supporting A Sustainable Mind? Visit our sponsorship page at ASustainableMind.com/sponsor!

    • 57 min
    Brilliant Planet - Harn098: Brilliant Planet - Harnessing the Power of Algae in the Desert with Dr. Raffael Jovineessing the Power of Algae in the Desert with Dr. Raffael Jovine

    Brilliant Planet - Harn098: Brilliant Planet - Harnessing the Power of Algae in the Desert with Dr. Raffael Jovineessing the Power of Algae in the Desert with Dr. Raffael Jovine

    Raffael Jovine trained in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale, did his PhD in marine sciences at UC Santa Barbara, and completed research at MIT. In 2013, he founded and is now chief scientist of Brilliant Planet, a company that uses seawater, sunlight, and wind to grow food in coastal deserts, replicating algal blooms. He is married with five children and lives in London.
    Today’s Sponsors:
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    In this episode Marjorie and Raffael discuss:
    The ideal environment for algae to bloom How growing algae in the sand creates multiple opportunities for coastal desert communities The importance of partnerships when solving hyper-local climate challenges Dr. Jovine’s new book How Light Makes Life: The Hidden Wonders and World-Saving Powers of Photosynthesis (publisher link) Resources mentioned in today's episode:
    Rachel Carson Beatrice Sweeney Peter Wohlleben NASA Earth Observatory Race for Tomorrow: Survival, Innovation and Profit on the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis by Simon Mundy (affiliate link) Dune by Frank Herbert and backstory The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver Connect with Raffael and the Brilliant Planet Team:
    Website: https://www.brilliantplanet.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raffael-jovine-3b109b235/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/brilliantplanet/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrillPlanet Connect with Marjorie Alexander:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asustainablemind/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SustainableMind Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asustainablemind/ Website: http://www.asustainablemind.com Interested in sponsoring or supporting A Sustainable Mind? Visit our sponsorship page at ASustainableMind.com/sponsor!
    *Some links on this page might be affiliate links and will help support ASM’s efforts, and will not increase your purchase price.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Arbor Day Carbon: Reforestation projects and the voluntary carbon market with Jeremy Manion

    Arbor Day Carbon: Reforestation projects and the voluntary carbon market with Jeremy Manion

    The Arbor Day Foundation's mission is simple: we inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. As Director of Forestry Carbon Markets, Jeremy Manion leads strategic partnerships, demand activities, market leadership, and future horizon planning at Arbor Day Carbon, a wholly-owned venture of the Foundation. Our vision is to accelerate reforestation by investing in people and partnerships. Jeremy has rapidly enhanced the development of existing and new forestry carbon projects, is a trusted resource for corporate sustainability leaders, and serves on many influential carbon market-shaping collaborations.
    Today’s Sponsor:
    Arbor Day Carbon supports and accelerates reforestation by investing in people and partnerships. By buying and selling forestry carbon credits, Arbor Day Carbon invests in new and expanding carbon projects across the globe. Learn more about investment and reforestation opportunities at arborday.org/carbon
    In this episode Marjorie and Jeremy discuss:
    The history of Arbor Day and what role Arbor Day Carbon plays in their work What the voluntary carbon market is and what role do land stewards and carbon credit investors play The principles Arbor Day Carbon uses to select appropriate reforestation projects and how they invest in communities Information for land stewards, what are the considerations before starting the process, the requirements, benefits, and overall process Resources mentioned in today's episode:
    Brene Brown Project Drawdown Arbor Day Carbon Corporate Partner Resource Center Connect with Jeremy and the Arbor Day Carbon Team:
    Website: https://www.arborday.org/carbon/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arborday Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arbordayfoundation/ Jeremy’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeremymanion Jeremy’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremymanion/ Connect with Marjorie Alexander:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asustainablemind/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SustainableMind Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asustainablemind/ Website: http://www.asustainablemind.com Interested in sponsoring or supporting A Sustainable Mind? Visit our sponsorship page at ASustainableMind.com/sponsor!

    • 57 min
    096: BinBreeze Composting Powder: Reducing wood waste and making composting less gross with CEO Taylor McCarten

    096: BinBreeze Composting Powder: Reducing wood waste and making composting less gross with CEO Taylor McCarten

    Taylor McCarten is the Co-Founder and CEO of BinBreeze, the world's first non-toxic and all-natural composting powder. A University of Victoria graduate, Taylor created BinBreeze as he was finishing his MBA at the school. He went on to appear on season 15 of CBC's Dragons' Den with his product and successfully teamed up with Dragon Arlene Dickinson. BinBreeze is now in over 500 retail locations across Canada and counting.
    Want to try BinBreeze for yourself? Use the promocode ASM25 at BinBreeze.com!
     
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    In this episode Marjorie and Taylor discuss:
    The challenges with indoor compost What inspired Taylor to create BinBreeze The dangers of burning wood and the benefits of circular economy (upcycling wood dust) Tips for eco and social entrepreneurs just starting out Resources mentioned in today's episode:
    Trevor Handcock (wiki), 1st candidate for Green party in Canada, sustainability is a human rights issue Climate Tech VC - https://climatetechvc.co/ Mindset by Carol Dweck (Audible/Amazon)*- https://amzn.to/3yhZWD6 Connect with Taylor and the BinBreeze Team:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/binbreeze/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/binbreeze LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/company/binbreeze Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7szK_8cczPpO1yYyi_V2Vw Taylor's LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/taylormccarten/ Connect with Marjorie Alexander:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asustainablemind/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SustainableMind Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asustainablemind/ Website: http://www.asustainablemind.com Interested in sponsoring or supporting A Sustainable Mind? Visit our sponsorship page at ASustainableMind.com/sponsor!
     
    *Some links on this page might be affiliate links, helping to support ASM’s efforts, while not increase your purchase price one cent. Thank you!

    • 44 min
    095: Developing Environmental Education & Curriculum: Resources for business owners, teachers, and students with Katelyn Armbruster of Sustainable Earth

    095: Developing Environmental Education & Curriculum: Resources for business owners, teachers, and students with Katelyn Armbruster of Sustainable Earth

    Katelyn Armbruster is the Program Manager for Rob & Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service within the Global Futures Lab at Arizona State University. In this role, she leads sustainability education, outreach, and engagement for a number of initiatives and projects including the Sustainability Solutions Festival, Sustainability Solutions Science Fair, Sustainable Earth, and the Sustainable Earth Small Business Awards
     
    Today’s Sponsor:
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    In this episode Marjorie and Katelyn discuss:
    Growing up exposed to multiple cultures around the world with seemingly opposite relationships to the environment and how that impacts the adult you become The importance of sustainability education for all ages and what makes some material more accessible or beneficial for learners than others How Sustainable Earth is tapping businesses, research professionals, and young people for new and exciting resources that other businesses and young people can learn from  
    Resources mentioned in today's episode:
    Sustainable Earth’s Educator Awards (coming soon): https://sustainable-earth.org/activities/ Sustainable Earth’s Small Business Awards (applications close July 1, 2022): https://sustainable-earth.org/small-business-awards/ Plant You, planet-based chef on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plantyou/ The Garbage Queen on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thegarbagequeen?lang=en How Not to Die, book by Dr. Michael Gregor: https://nutritionfacts.org/book/how-not-to-die/  
    Connect with Katelyn Armbruster and the Sustainable Earth Team:
    Website: https://sustainable-earth.org/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sust_earth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sust_earth Katelyn’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katelynarmbruster/ Sustainable Earth’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sustainable-earth/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6zhnLJ9QOZosSPruoIuqUw  
    Connect with Marjorie Alexander:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asustainablemind/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SustainableMind Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asustainablemind/ Website: http://www.asustainablemind.com  
    Interested in sponsoring or supporting A Sustainable Mind? Visit our sponsorship page at ASustainableMind.com/sponsor!

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
569 Ratings

569 Ratings

Strangefirewillow ,

Really great podcast! Just what I was looking for!

Just found the ASM podcast today and the quality of topics, guests and interview is so needed and well done! Keep up the great work!

avocet1850 ,

Thank you!

Just found this podcast and love it! Marjorie does a fantastic job interviewing the guests on sustainability. Can’t wait to listen to more episodes.

Vane H ,

Great topics and guests.

Great selection of topics and fantastic guests. I always learn something new. Just feel that sometimes the host’s “questions” are too long; they become a mix of personal opinions and explaining the problems, instead of leading the guest to explain the problems, express their views and answer one or two questions at the time. But overall, love the show.

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