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A podcast raising awareness through conversation, information, and mindfulness regarding some of the most important environmental issues of our time. The goal of Outdoor Minimalist is to give outdoor enthusiasts and outdoor companies tools they can use to change their behavior when engaging in outdoor recreation to lower their overall environmental impact.

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/

WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/

Based on the book "Outdoor Minimalist: Waste Less Hiking, Camping, and Backpacking" by Meg Carney.

Outdoor Minimalist Meg Carney

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A podcast raising awareness through conversation, information, and mindfulness regarding some of the most important environmental issues of our time. The goal of Outdoor Minimalist is to give outdoor enthusiasts and outdoor companies tools they can use to change their behavior when engaging in outdoor recreation to lower their overall environmental impact.

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/

WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/

Based on the book "Outdoor Minimalist: Waste Less Hiking, Camping, and Backpacking" by Meg Carney.

    61. Tips for a More Sustainable Thanksgiving Celebration

    61. Tips for a More Sustainable Thanksgiving Celebration

    Ways you can cut down on waste during your holiday celebrations this year.

    Topics discussed in this episode:


    Holiday decorating
    Meal planning
    Food impact
    Food waste
    And more!

    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/

    WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/

    ORDER THE BOOK: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/book

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    GROVE COLLABORATIVE ARTICLE: https://www.grove.co/blog/sustainable-thanksgiving

    PLANT-BASED RECIPE IDEAS: https://www.forksoverknives.com/menus-collection-vegan-thanksgiving-recipes/

    HOW TO MAKE VEGGIE STOCK: https://tasty.co/recipe/how-to-make-veggie-stock-with-kitchen-scraps

    AT-HOME COMPOST GUIDE: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/basics/ultimate-beginners-guide-composting.htm

    HUNT TO EAT: https://hunttoeat.com/

    OTHER EPISODE RESOURCES: 

    http://large.stanford.edu/courses/2014/ph240/pope1/

    https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/wasted-food-IP.pdf

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6518108/

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-bad-of-a-greenhouse-gas-is-methane/

    https://www.eia.gov/environment/emissions/ghg_report/ghg_nitrous.php

    https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/farm-practices-management/irrigation-water-use/background.aspx

    https://www.pnas.org/content/110/52/20888.full

    https://science.time.com/2013/12/16/the-triple-whopper-environmental-impact-of-global-meat-production/

    http://pdf.wri.org/keepingoptionsalive_bw.pdf

    http://www.savetheamazon.org/rainforeststats.htm

    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/21/science/berta-caceres-environmental-activists-murders.html?_r=0

    • 17 min
    60. How Does Technology Impact Our Experience Outdoors?

    60. How Does Technology Impact Our Experience Outdoors?

    In episode 60 of the Outdoor Minimalist podcast, we are talking about the impact technology has had on outdoor recreation and how we experience outdoor adventures. There are both positives and negatives to technology in the outdoor industry, and just like technology, the industry is always growing and changing.

    To help me dive into the outdoor impacts of technology, I welcomed Garrett Stevens to the show.

    Garrett has taken a winding path, from a career in marketing and advertising to pursuing a passion for the high and wild places of the world as a mountain guide. He grew up in North Carolina, and discovered a love for the mountains while in college. He moved to Montana to live and play in the incredible landscapes there, and has traveled and worked throughout the US, Europe, and South America. Currently working as a marketer for a software company, Garrett enjoys backpacking, hiking, hunting, skiing, and all things outdoors.

    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/

    WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/

    ORDER THE BOOK: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/book

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    Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST

    EPISODE RESOURCES

    OnX Maps

    SPOT Device

    Garmin GPS

    Patagonia Announcement

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    Connect with Garrett on LinkedIn

    • 42 min
    59. 2022 Election Resources for Environmentally Minded Voters

    59. 2022 Election Resources for Environmentally Minded Voters

    Bill Nye the Science Guy said it best, “the main thing you can do about climate change isn’t recycling– it’s voting.”

    That’s why in episode 59 of the Outdoor Minimalist podcast, I am going to discuss a few of the ways you can use your voice to vote for the environment. Now, I want to be clear, since politics can often be polarizing, I am not going to tell you who to vote for or who I support. I am simply going to overview a few of the standout environmental issues to pay attention to and how to identify candidates in your state that support important environmental policies and ideas.

    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/

    WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/

    ORDER THE BOOK: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/book

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    EPISODE RESOURCES

    Find Your Representative

    Vote411

    League of Women Voters

    Federal Campaign Financial Data

    No Fossil Fuel Money

    Environmental Voter Project

    • 9 min
    58. The Truth About Recycled Apparel

    58. The Truth About Recycled Apparel

    In episode 58 of the Outdoor Minimalist podcast, we are returning to one of my favorite topics of discussion: textiles. We are expanding on several other episodes that have dove into textile production in the outdoor industry as well as what it means to have a circular production model.

    To help me expand on these ideas, I had the pleasure of chatting with Bill Johnston.

    Bill is the founder and president of Recover Brands, a North Carolina-based sustainable apparel company. Recover Brands is a mission-driven company that creates environmentally friendly and socially responsible products. From producing premium garments from start to finish all in one facility to where and how the product is locally made, Recover Brands’ renewably sourced collections deliver an innovative solution for a better tomorrow.

    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/

    WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/

    ORDER THE BOOK: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/book

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    RECOVER BRANDS

    WEBSITE: https://recoverbrands.com/

    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/recoverbrands/

    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/recoverbrands

    PODCAST: https://recoverbrands.com/a/blog/category/be-the-impact-podcast

    YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYUqtiaAWIrw2z1O0GCO__A

    • 44 min
    57. Max Your Inspiration, Not Your Impact (Guides Gone Wild Interview with Meg)

    57. Max Your Inspiration, Not Your Impact (Guides Gone Wild Interview with Meg)

    Tune into an interview with the Outdoor Minimalist host, Meg Carney, on the Guides Gone Wild podcast hosted by Jen Clark. 

    Learn more about Meg's background, how the Outdoor Minimalist book/podcast came to be, and Meg's favorite piece of gear under $50.

    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/

    WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/

    ORDER THE BOOK: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/book

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    GUIDES GONE WILD

    Podcast

    Website

    Instagram  

    Facebook 

    • 53 min
    56. Tips for a Low-Waste Halloween

    56. Tips for a Low-Waste Halloween

    Here are some tips and tricks I've come across to help minimize waste during your Halloween celebrations. Now, I don't know all of the best practices to cut out waste during the holidays, but this is a good place to start. 

    What are some ways you cut down on waste this Halloween? Follow me on Instagram @outdoor.minimalist.book and comment on this episode's post.  

    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/

    WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/

    ORDER THE BOOK: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/book

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    EPISODE RESOURCES

    Sustainable Candy Brand Ideas: 

    https://www.naturalcandystore.com/category/sustainbale-ecofriendly-options

    https://medium.com/@miisheaddy/this-halloween-check-out-these-12-ethically-sourced-candies-e42084116d79

    TerraCycle: https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/ 

    Non-Toxic Face Paint Ideas: 

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateharrison/2015/10/06/4-companies-offering-non-toxic-face-paints-for-halloween/?sh=62b3ee0d6d28

    Halloween Plastic Waste: https://www.rts.com/blog/reduce-your-halloween-candy-plastic-waste/

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Sad Murican ,

Great Podcast!

Really love Meg and all of the advocacy/educational work that she does in the outdoor and sustainability spaces.

Joining her on the Conscious Consumption with Canine Companions (love a little alliteration) was such a great and fulfilling experience, and I have greatly enjoyed listening to her other podcast episodes. Looking forward to reading her new book, as well!

Niclas Swede ,

Delightful

Highly relevant topics for the outdoor community. Meghan does a great job of making it fun and a really nice listening experience!

Wesleynyc123456 ,

Informative and entertaining

Meg is awesome and the show is very well done. Give it a listen!

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