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How can I live a more sustainable life? What actions really make a difference for the earth? How can I live a better, greener life? How do I deal with eco-guilt? How can we create a better future for ourselves, society and the planet? The Live. Well. Green. podcast addresses these big questions and finds practical solutions for living lighter on the earth while working towards social and personal wellbeing. With over 20 years of experience in the field of sustainability and environmental health, teaching these subjects to more than 10,000 students in post-secondary programs of Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Architecture, Community Health Sciences, and MBA programs, host Kristina Hunter brings evidence-based concepts and solutions to each episode. Do you want to find inner calm while living more sustainably? Do you wish there was a trustworthy source of information for greener living? Do you seek evidence-based information on how to do the right thing for the planet? Then this is the podcast for you. Here we find real solutions to environmental issues while living better with ease. Kristina provides practical steps that you can take to implement Sustainable Wellbeing and Green Living without adding to your daily time-pressures. This is where sustainable living and personal wellness meet, and this is where people and the planet truly flourish! www.KristinaHunterFlourishing.com

Live. Well. Green‪.‬ Kristina Hunter

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

How can I live a more sustainable life? What actions really make a difference for the earth? How can I live a better, greener life? How do I deal with eco-guilt? How can we create a better future for ourselves, society and the planet? The Live. Well. Green. podcast addresses these big questions and finds practical solutions for living lighter on the earth while working towards social and personal wellbeing. With over 20 years of experience in the field of sustainability and environmental health, teaching these subjects to more than 10,000 students in post-secondary programs of Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Architecture, Community Health Sciences, and MBA programs, host Kristina Hunter brings evidence-based concepts and solutions to each episode. Do you want to find inner calm while living more sustainably? Do you wish there was a trustworthy source of information for greener living? Do you seek evidence-based information on how to do the right thing for the planet? Then this is the podcast for you. Here we find real solutions to environmental issues while living better with ease. Kristina provides practical steps that you can take to implement Sustainable Wellbeing and Green Living without adding to your daily time-pressures. This is where sustainable living and personal wellness meet, and this is where people and the planet truly flourish! www.KristinaHunterFlourishing.com

    Episode 76: The Gardening Life with Lori and Keith Michaelson

    Episode 76: The Gardening Life with Lori and Keith Michaelson

    Want to be transported to a gorgeous fall day for a tour of a regular city yard where Lori and Keith Michaelson grow dozens of varieties of vegetables, beans, greens, berries, and even fruits in a city that gets only 120 frost-free days each year? It is an urban farm that not only produces food all year-round but is a connecting point for the community's kids and neighbors.
    It might surprise you, to find the variety of foods that can be produced from a garden in this climate and some of the edibles may also be new to you - Hosta sprouts anyone?
    For the full show notes, photos of the garden and even a few recipes head over here:
    https://www.kristinahunterflourishing.com/blog/the-gardening-life-with-lori-and-keith-michaelson

    • 52 min
    Episode 75: The Fair Trade Handbook - building a better world

    Episode 75: The Fair Trade Handbook - building a better world

    We know that Fair Trade is a certification system that helps to ensure social justice and environmental sustainability in the supply chain of common commodities, but how exactly does it do this and what are the standards that it upholds?
    In this interview with Editors Zack Gross, Sean McHugh and contributor Monika Firl, we get up close accounts of how the Fair Trade system provides us with coffee, tea, coca, chocolate and a myriad of other goods in a way that is fair and equitable for the farmers. We get a first-hand account of the difference that this can make in the farmers' lives and see how the Fair Trade system is a route to decolonization and climate justice.
    In his review of the book, Adam Sneyd, of the University of Guelph says, “Covering timely issues including decolonization and solidarity, climate change, and the impacts of new environmental, social, and governance criteria on global supply chains, The Fair Trade Handbook is an essential guide on the path that leads to a more sustainable and inclusive world.” This is high praise, but it also speaks to the reality of how enormous and wide-ranging the issues of trade can be.
    In this interview, we break it down to better understand what Fair Trade really means and how the average consumer can play a role, not just at the grocery store, but also in their religious group, campus community, town or city.
    For the full show notes head over to https://www.kristinahunterflourishing.com/blog/the-fair-trade-handbook-building-a-better-world

    • 48 min
    Episode 74: Social Enterprises with Shaun Loney

    Episode 74: Social Enterprises with Shaun Loney

    So, can businesses be a part of the solution to social and environmental issues? Is there a bigger role for them to play beyond the tax revenues and employment they create? My guest Shaun Loney certainly thinks so, and he has worked with numerous start-up Social Enterprises showing that this model can actually deliver social and environmental outcomes more effectively than governments and without the old model of NGOs turning to funders for their operating budgets.
    It is a deeply creative and exciting new form of doing business that I am truly excited about. The integration of creating employment, developing skills, greening homes, and reducing poverty and inequalities is work worth doing. Shaun Loney and the Social Enterprises he has started with others, especially Indigenous partners is hopeful and positive in what it delivers.
    For the full episode notes head over here:
    https://www.kristinahunterflourishing.com/blog/social-enterprises-with-shaun-loney

    • 55 min
    Episode 73: Mentoring Nature Connections in Children with Lauren MacLean

    Episode 73: Mentoring Nature Connections in Children with Lauren MacLean

    Many of us have children in our lives, whether they are our own kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews, or kids we work with, but we often want to help them enjoy nature and gain an appreciation for the beauty and wonder of the "real world", not just the one they see on screens.
    In this episode, I explore how to help mentor young children to connect with nature through activities with nature connection teacher specialist, Lauren MacLean.
    Lauren lives in British Columbia, Canada, with her own two young children and has spent years as a teacher and researcher looking at how to help young children explore the wonders of nature and their place in it. She gives us insights into specific activities that you can do with your class, children's group, or your own kids to allow them to connect, learn and grow in their understanding of the world, and our connection to all living things and the non-living processes that we rely on.
    We learn how to do a nature walk, incorporating activities like the "sit spot", and making the outdoors a part of your daily routine with children.
    For the full show notes head over to: https://www.kristinahunterflourishing.com/blog/mentoring-nature-connections-in-children-with-lauren-maclean

    • 43 min
    Episode 72: Conscious Clothing with Anuradha Singh

    Episode 72: Conscious Clothing with Anuradha Singh

    We know that the fashion industry is highly unsustainable with massive waste produced from our fast fashion, not to mention the carbon footprint of clothing and the often substandard working conditions, especially for women in garment factories. So, it is clear that we need to rethink our closets and bring sustainability into the industry.
    In this episode, I had the chance to chat with Anuradha Singh, a textile designer with two sustainable clothing lines. She wants to help people be able to make conscious choices with their clothing to be a part of the solution in fashion. And, when we support traditional and natural textile production, we support the families that have a hand in the farming, and craft of textile and garment production.
    "I feel it carries the energy of the maker", says Singh. What a powerful way to think about how we can make a positive impact through our clothing choices.
    Head over here for the full show notes:
    https://www.kristinahunterflourishing.com/blog/conscious-clothing-with-anuradha-singh

    • 33 min
    Episode 71: How to enjoy seasonal whole foods with Getty Stewart

    Episode 71: How to enjoy seasonal whole foods with Getty Stewart

    Eating whole foods - those that have not been processed or packaged, and that often are also local to us is the cornerstone of every healthy eating plan, and the bonus is that it is also really great for the planet. Eating whole foods and eating in season dramatically reduces the carbon emissions, waste, and plastic associated with our foods.
    Ok, we are sold, yes, it is the right thing to do for our bodies and for the planet. But, how exactly can I do this with my real-life constraints of time and money and other demands? That's where Getty Stewart comes in. She is a professional Home Economist and loves to help you eat these whole foods, and find ways to prepare them that are simple, flavourful, and good for your body!
    Head over here for the full show notes:
    https://www.kristinahunterflourishing.com/blog/how-to-enjoy-seasonal-whole-foods-with-getty-stewart

    • 47 min

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