47 episodes

My Climate Diet follows Lisa Pettibone, a teacher, writer, and sustainability geek, as she goes on a new type of diet. It's all about shedding unwanted pounds -- or tons -- of carbon dioxide and finding a lifestyle that doesn't wreck the planet. Funny, personal, and informative, My Climate Diet provides real-life tips to help you slim down your carbon footprint.

My Climate Diet Lisa Pettibone

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

My Climate Diet follows Lisa Pettibone, a teacher, writer, and sustainability geek, as she goes on a new type of diet. It's all about shedding unwanted pounds -- or tons -- of carbon dioxide and finding a lifestyle that doesn't wreck the planet. Funny, personal, and informative, My Climate Diet provides real-life tips to help you slim down your carbon footprint.

    Year 3, Ep. 1: I'm back, baby!

    Year 3, Ep. 1: I'm back, baby!

    I'm finally back from a long, COVID-lockdown-induced funk. This week I talk about how I reduced my emissions last year and why I'm moving to "Our Climate Diet." Also, I invite you to join a panel organized by friend of the podcast Franziska Elmer related to Scientist Rebellion. For more information, go to myclimatediet.org.

    • 10 min
    Year 2, Ep. 17: Lockdown vs. quarantine

    Year 2, Ep. 17: Lockdown vs. quarantine

    In this episode, I reflect on how personal action and government action can pick up each other's slack in dealing with our biggest problems -- using the examples of coronavirus and climate change. And two Greek women's delicious vegan food is giving me hope.

    • 13 min
    Year 2, Ep. 16: Degrow Your Home

    Year 2, Ep. 16: Degrow Your Home

    This week I talk about what degrowth can mean at home, and give tips on how to create spaces for "enough" stuff not to morph into "too much." I crunch the climate numbers on living smaller based on a recent article in "Energy Policy" by Immanuel Stiess, Anja Umbach-Daniel, and Corinna Fischer. And my local voting official is giving me hope this week!

    • 14 min
    Year 2, Ep. 15: This Situation

    Year 2, Ep. 15: This Situation

    Welcome to "This Situation"! I talk about my time in Tino Sehgal's fascinating installation/performance piece at Gropius Bau this past month, and how it felt to be an often lone voice on climate action. Then I get real about this podcast and promise to get back to my intended focus on positive visions of the future and degrowth.

    • 15 min
    Year 2, Ep. 14 - Too Much Stuff

    Year 2, Ep. 14 - Too Much Stuff

    This week, I complain about cleaning yet MORE junk out of the junk house, the cluttered state of my apartment, and the problem of stuff in general. But there's a silver lining -- I'm taking part in an upcoming exhibition of "This Situation," an art piece that involves talking about current and age-old problems by Berlin-based artist Tino Sehgal, who doesn't use material in his work. Art without stuff, how does that work? More on the exhibition "Down To Earth" here: https://www.berlinerfestspiele.de/en/berliner-festspiele/programm/bfs-gesamtprogramm/programmdetail_309206.html And don't forget my other project, "Stories From the Future," which will be hosting another public workshop very soon: https://acudmachtneu.de/events/1643/stories-from-the-future-%E2%80%93-crisis-catalyst-for-carbon-neutrality/

    • 11 min
    Year 2, Ep. 13 - Read what you love for the planet

    Year 2, Ep. 13 - Read what you love for the planet

    I report back on the media diet I started two weeks ago, and find that it's great reading less and being more mindful about my media consumption. Plus, climate activists boycott Facebook, why the BBC podcast "Forest 404" is making me happy, and what Nick Hornby's reading philosophy could have to do with climate change.

    • 12 min

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3 Ratings

Josh Huffpan ,

Important and relevant

This isn’t the podcast we deserve, but it’s the one we need. Ms. Pettibone takes a macro concept - sustainability and climate change, and takes it down to a personal level, holding herself responsible for her contributions to pollution and lifestyle practices that could be more environmentally friendly, and then offering guidelines and rubrics on how she, and the listener, can lead a more sustainable, responsible life. In depth reporting, flashes of wit and warmth, and a podcast that won’t scare you about our future and leave you huddled under a blanket. Looking forward to the next episode!!