I talk to change leaders about circular economy products and services and the clean economy.
Topics include regenerative agriculture, carbon storage, circular fashion, waste to energy and renewable energy.
You can learn more about circular economy products and clean living on EarthyB.com.
#13: Deborah Lindsay explains how to bring circular economy strategies into your business
Sustainable business coach Deborah Lindsay explains:
How businesses can adapt to a post-COVID-19 world.
Why shifting from product-based businesses to Product as a Service keeps materials in use and customers coming back.
Why petroleum-based products should be conserved for essentials.
Read How to develop a circular & sustainable business model for more sustainable business strategies. Learn about the services Deborah offers at DeborahLindsay.com.
#12: How one entrepreneur changed recycled clothing into upcycled fashion: An interview with Upcycle it Now co-founder Christina Johnson
In this episode, Christina Johnson explains how she started Upcycle it Now. Here are a few topics we cover in the episode:
What upcycling is and how it's different from recycling.
How she changed rain jackets into fanny packs for Patagonia.
What consumers can do to help the circular economy movement.
What can sustainability-minded entrepreneurs can do if they're interested in using previously used materials and upcycling.
Read "How one entrepreneur changed recycled clothing into upcycled fashion" on EarthyB.com or visit Upcycle it Now to learn more about Christina and the products she makes.
#11: Home electrification: Why cities are phasing out natural gas
In this episode, I talk to Diane Bailey, the executive director of Menlo Spark in Menlo Park California, about home electrification and carbon-neutral cities. She explains:
What carbon-neutral cities and communities are.
What Reach Codes are.
Bay Area cities that have adopted Reach Codes.
Why natural gas is bad for the environment.
The problem with fracking.
How natural gas impacts climate change.
The alternative to natural gas.
What home electrification is and why it's important.
The alternative to natural gas cooktops.
Induction cooktops and the next generation of electric cooktops.
The cost savings associated with building all-electric homes.
How natural gas affects your health.
Learn more about the Campaign for Fossil-Free Buildings and how Menlo Spark is helping Menlo Park become climate neutral by 2025.
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#10: What is biomass and biochar with Justin Knapp from All Power Labs
Justin Knapp from All Power Labs explains what biomass and biochar are and why both are important for the environment. Biomass is Drawdown.org’s #34 climate change solution and biochar is #72. In this episode, Justin explains:
What biomass is
How All Power Labs makes renewable energy and biochar out of biomass waste
What biochar is
How biochar works to sequester carbon
Read From flame-throwing robots to biomass and biochar on EarthyB.com.
How to be part of the circular fashion industry with SellHound
If you have a closet full of unworn clothes and shoes, this episode is for you. SellHound CEO Suzanne Wouk and Deborah Lindsay, SellHound's Director of Operations and Sustainability, explain why buying and selling second-hand clothes is one of the most sustainable things you can do. They also explain how the SellHound App turns anyone with a smartphone into a circular fashion re-seller.
We talk about:
Second-hand market growth
The 2019 ThreadUP Resale report
The SellHound fetch engine and app
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#8: Carbon storage and regenerative agriculture with Erik Hawkins
I talk with Erik Hawkins from Soil Value Exchange about what carbon storage is and how cows can help regenerate farmland. Soil Value Exchange brings together landowners who store carbon in their soil with a network of buyers willing to purchase that carbon storage.
An explanation of what carbon storage and regenerative agriculture are.
The difference between regenerative farming and conventional farming.
Erik explains what managed grazing is and who is leading the movement.
How Soil Value Exchange helps offer incentives for farmers who want to implement regenerative agriculture practices.
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Loved this episode! Very helpful to learn about the amazing organizations in our own area who are helping to educate and advocate for climate change, clean energy and a more carbon free landscape. Thanks Earthy B!