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A community for those raising kids who care about the wellbeing of their mind, body, community, & the earth. Living a low waste and minimalist lifestyle can often feel like going against the grain of society. And when you throw kids into the mix? Finding a community of like-minded individuals to learn from, support, find encouragement, and overall who share the same values - at a similar level - can be challenging. This podcast is that community. Join me, your host, a self-described anxious eco-minimalist, every other week as I dive deep into issues and topics related to living an eco-friendly and minimalist lifestyle with kids. But above all, form a community that raises kids who care about the wellbeing of their own minds, bodies, and our earth (and everything that calls it home.) Be sure to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode.

Raising Eco Minimalists Laura Durenberger

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

A community for those raising kids who care about the wellbeing of their mind, body, community, & the earth. Living a low waste and minimalist lifestyle can often feel like going against the grain of society. And when you throw kids into the mix? Finding a community of like-minded individuals to learn from, support, find encouragement, and overall who share the same values - at a similar level - can be challenging. This podcast is that community. Join me, your host, a self-described anxious eco-minimalist, every other week as I dive deep into issues and topics related to living an eco-friendly and minimalist lifestyle with kids. But above all, form a community that raises kids who care about the wellbeing of their own minds, bodies, and our earth (and everything that calls it home.) Be sure to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode.

    Kid friendly, eco-minimalists swaps that will save you money - Ep. 27

    Kid friendly, eco-minimalists swaps that will save you money - Ep. 27

    Full episode transcript


    What's your sustainability personality quiz


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    General tips
    -Use what you have
    -Wait
    -Buy Nothing Group
    -Buy secondhand 
    -Toy swap/Clothes swap
    -Book library
    -Toy library
    -Reduce commitments
    -Prioritize time outside (picnics, parks, music events, etc)
    -Walk/bike/skate to places
    -Upcycle clothing (pants/shorts, long sleeves to tanks)
    -Reduce convenience items
    -Start a garden 



    Specific swaps
    Eat me now fridge section
    Hand soap
    Unpaper towels, napkins, tissues
    Aloe vera plant
    Reusable straws
    Reusable popsicle molds
    Reusable water bottle
    DIY cleaner


    Let's connect!
    Email me: Laura@raisingecominimalists.com


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    • 44 min
    How to raise a global citizen with Jess and Jen - ep. 26

    How to raise a global citizen with Jess and Jen - ep. 26

    Jess Purcell of Thoughtfully Sustainable (episode 5) and Jen Panaro of Honestly Modern (episode 11) are back to talk about two new projects they've been working on.

    Find the full written episode transcript here.

    The first is a new book for everyone raising an eco-minimalist called "How to Raise a Global Citizen: For the parents of children who will save the world", which is a multi-author compilation of resources, amazing content, and tips from parent bloggers around the world.

    Their second joint venture is their website Raising Global Kidizens which acts as a resource for those raising responsible global citizens.

    Raising Global Kidizens provides content that aligns with the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which aims to create an equitable world for all. 


    Resources mentioned in this episode: 
    Coloring poster
    Where to find Jen and Jess:
    Jen: Honestly Modern & WasteWellJess: Thoughtfully Sustainable 

    Let's connect!
    Email me: Laura@raisingecominimalists.com


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    • 34 min
    A low (zero) waste Easter with kids - ep. 25

    A low (zero) waste Easter with kids - ep. 25

    Looking for ways to enjoy a more eco-friendly Easter with kids? In this episode, I dive into all types of eco-swaps and resources to help you do just that. A zero-waste Easter? Here you come.


    Find the full episode transcript here.
     

    Resources mentioned in this episode (some links may contain affiliate links, which helps support our amazing guests and this podcast):
    Wooden eggs on Etsy
    Paper eggs on EarthHero (get 10% off using code 'LauraD10' at checkout)
    ThredUP (use the link to get $10 off your first purchase!)


    Related podcast episodes:
    The nature connection & kids
    Science at home with kids
    Thrifting kids clothes and gear
    Capsule wardrobe with kids


    Let's connect!
    Email me: Laura@raisingecominimalists.com
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    • 23 min
    The importance of reading and representation in books with Dr. Artika Tyner - Ep. 24

    The importance of reading and representation in books with Dr. Artika Tyner - Ep. 24

    Today I'm speaking with the incredibly Dr. Artika Tyner - the founder of the Minnesota-based organization 'Planting People, Growing Justice'. Its mission is to raise awareness about illiteracy in kids and how that contributes to the cradle to prison pipeline. They also work to increase representation in books and toys.


    Full episode transcript



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    • 34 min
    Minimalist Parenting & Safe Lawns for our Kids with Linda Yin - ep. 23

    Minimalist Parenting & Safe Lawns for our Kids with Linda Yin - ep. 23

    In today's episode, I'm talking with fellow eco-minimalist parent Linda Yin. She's an enthusiastic minimalist (her words), and has found her sustainability land in the form of safe lawn advocacy for all kids and living beings.

    In this episode, we have a fantastic conversation about what it means to be a minimalist as a parent, how it changes after having kids, how it looks different for everyone, and more.

    Then, we jump into Linda's sustainability lane: safe lawns, where we talk about the work she's doing to bring awareness to pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers that companies like TruGreen put on lawns. Linda shares the harmful effects these chemicals can have on us, and ways to make change through conversation with others.

    This is a jam-packed episode, but Linda is so relatable, and I absolutely enjoyed our conversation together.


    Where you can find Linda:
    Petition Website

    Let's connect!


    Email me: Laura@raisingecominimalists.com


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    • 46 min
    How to enjoy an eco-friendly Valentine's Day with kids - ep. 22

    How to enjoy an eco-friendly Valentine's Day with kids - ep. 22

    Valentine's Day with kids can be hard to navigate, because on one hand, we want our kids to be able to participate in the card exchange and other activities at school or daycare. But, the traditional activities can cause a lot of waste. So what do we do?

    This quick episode focuses mainly on the card exchanges that happen at schools, between friends, and at daycares. I share tips on how to rethink your Valentine's Day activities, as well as give specific, eco-friendly exchange options. 


    Complete episode transcript. 



    Let's connect!


    Email me: Laura@raisingecominimalists.com


    Blog (Reduce, Reuse, Renew)Instagram (@raisingecominimalistspodcast or @reducereuserenewblog)Support the Show Leave a review on Apple and/or Spotify 
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/gPwH8QEUo)

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Spirit_Sis ,

Beautiful and intentional!

Such a purposeful parenting podcast. I love the vulernability and openess Laura shares! Lovely podcast and topics. Great listen!

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Great podcast for like minded individuals. Learning how I can make difference with my choices.

The Art of Living Well Podcast ,

Great!

Laura provides so much useful advice on how we can become more sustainable in our everyday lives! While listening to the podcast I feel that I am a part of a community that cares about the environment and the need for a minimalist lifestyle. Thanks Laura! -The Art of Living Well Podcast

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