51 episodes

Hi, I'm Kelly McElroy and I love learning about everything related to sustainability and the environment. In this podcast we will do just that. We will showcase a cool story, project, idea, etc. related to sustainability and the environment as well as discuss at least one thing the average person could consider implementing in their own life related to sustainability.

sustainabiliME Kelly McElroy

    • Society & Culture

Hi, I'm Kelly McElroy and I love learning about everything related to sustainability and the environment. In this podcast we will do just that. We will showcase a cool story, project, idea, etc. related to sustainability and the environment as well as discuss at least one thing the average person could consider implementing in their own life related to sustainability.

    Sustainable Stories - March

    Sustainable Stories - March

    Episode 50!!! On today’s episode, I will be covering positive stories from the month of March related to environmental sustainability with Jason Schneemann and our friends Ben Lubbers and Sara Kotanko. We will talk about Starbucks and their recyclable/compostable cups, Colgate’s vegan toothpaste in a recyclable tube, how COVID-19 is impacting the environment, and how a bidet is an eco-friendly alternative to toilet paper.

    • 29 min
    Reusable Cloth Baby Diapers

    Reusable Cloth Baby Diapers

    Today I will be talking with one of my good friends Lena D’Agostino about reusable cloth baby diapers. She currently has two kids and for her first kid she used disposable diapers. For her second kid, she decided to try cloth diapers so I think she is a perfect person to give me a solid comparison between cloth and disposable diapers.

    • 27 min
    Citizens' Climate Lobby

    Citizens' Climate Lobby

    Today I will be talking with Nan Lundeen who is a member of the media team for the St. Joseph, MI chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy group focused on national policies to address climate change. One of the big things that CCL supports is the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.

    • 27 min
    Pink Elephant Products

    Pink Elephant Products

    Today I’ll be talking with Ellen Lyle who is the owner of Pink Elephant Products which is a shop located in Detroit, MI that offers healthy, sustainable solutions for people and places. There are so many different eco-friendly products at this shop as well as services such as recycling, composting, and refillable home and body care products.

    • 20 min
    Sustainable Stories - February

    Sustainable Stories - February

    Now that February has come and gone, let's highlight some interesting stories related to environmental sustainability. Jason Schneemann will be joining me to discuss the following stories: Jeff Bezos and his $10 billion donation to fighting climate change, a new aircraft study on contrails, the decarbonization efforts of Britain's power sector, Apple driving towards their sustainability goals, and various stories in fashion. 

    • 20 min
    Composting 101

    Composting 101

    Today I will be talking with both Peggy and Tom Brennen from the Green Garage. You may remember Tom from earlier episodes where we talked about the Green Garage and the El Moore located in Detroit, MI. Today however we are all going to talk about composting 101. Composting is a great way to reduce your waste and minimize methane production at landfills.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

Peggy Br ,

Great podcast

I love this podcast. Kelly has a wide range of friends within the world of sustainability and does a great job tapping into their worlds. I learn something every week. Thanks for taking the time to do this, Kelly!

Chitown1980 ,

Love the show! So relevant!

Love the show, Kelly! I have enjoyed your tips on making individual strides in sustainability and you keep the topic light and approachable when it is anything but. Your local spotlights are a joy - I’m a huge fan or Granor Farm and the Livery. Loved those episodes. Keep up the great work!!

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