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Sustainability Now is engaged in the exploration and proliferation of cutting edge sustainable technologies that solve planetary problems related to food, energy, housing, water, waste, health, economics and consciousness. http://www.sustainabilitynow.global
with Host Mira Rubin

Sustainability Now - exploring technologies and paradigms to shape a world that works Mira Rubin & Scott Bille

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Sustainability Now is engaged in the exploration and proliferation of cutting edge sustainable technologies that solve planetary problems related to food, energy, housing, water, waste, health, economics and consciousness. http://www.sustainabilitynow.global
with Host Mira Rubin

    Put Your Money Where Your Life Is

    Put Your Money Where Your Life Is

    Values-based investing, supporting local economies, supporting social change. What if you could literally invest your money where your life and your values are?
    Longtime activist and visionary, Michael H. Shuman, has made a career of applying his economics and law training to enable that very thing. Seeing local economies as a vehicle for global change, Michael schools us in strategies to fund local initiatives. In fact, this conversation is a crash course in local investment, crowdfunding, values-based investing, and investment vehicles including Solo 401K's and Self-directed IRAs.
    Don't be fooled, all this financial talk is anything but dry. Michael provides us the keys to the kingdom. He shows us ways we can redirect our wealth to things that matter and create impact as well as return on investment.
    Resources and more at https://www.sustainabilitynow.global/2023/05/30/put-your-money-where-your-life-is-with-michael-h-shuman/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Disrupting Certainty with Carol Sanford

    Disrupting Certainty with Carol Sanford

    A positive contrarian and thought provocateur in both business and the regenerative movement, Carol Sanford brings about change by disrupting certainty; and this interview is no exception.
    By digging deep to unearth and upend underlying assumptions, Carol has changed the essence of work in corporations such as Google, DuPont, Intel, P&G, and Seventh Generation, making the impossible possible and generating unprecedented results. She speaks of a stellar example with a Colgate plant in South Africa where generations of racial division and prejudice were dismantled by effectively challenging the very concept of race.
    Contending with a terminal diagnosis of ALS, Carol also shakes up our concept of and relationship with death, displaying tremendous grace and unvarnished candor.
    Resources and more are available at https://www.sustainabilitynow.global/2023/02/04/070-disrupting-certainty-with-carol-sanford/
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    • 52 min
    The Rights of Nature Movement with Hal Crimmel

    The Rights of Nature Movement with Hal Crimmel

    Hal Crimmel, educator, author and filmmaker, joins us for a rich conversation about the growing momentum behind the rights of nature movement as well as the making of his film entitled, "The Rights of Nature: A Global Movement."

    If we can imbue corporations with the same rights as people, doesn't it make sense to empower nature, the very foundation of life, with the legal standing to preserve its right to exist? Like a baby who has to rely on a guardian to represent it in court, shouldn't nature too be defended by our guardianship?

    These questions are just the tip of the iceberg. We explore the delicate ecological dynamics between people and nature, government and corporate interests, laws and enforcement; and look at the changing experience of our role and relationship to the natural world.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Reinventing the Wheel with Zack Fleishman of Shark Wheel

    Reinventing the Wheel with Zack Fleishman of Shark Wheel

    Some have said that the wheel is the most important invention of all time. For 5000 years, it has remained relatively unchanged; until now that is. The folks at Shark Wheel have literally reinvented the wheel and now this new wheel is poised to solve some of the biggest problems in commercial agriculture.

    The discovery that sine waves can be found everywhere in nature, from planetary motion to the way fish swim and humans walk, was the breakthrough that got things "rolling." Next came the development of the shark wheel, a sine wave-based wheel, developed from a cube, that has the exact same shape as the jaw of a shark.
    This same sine wave breakthrough is also the foundation of a revolutionary wind and water turbine technology with many more technological innovations likely on the horizon. 

    • 58 min
    ReThinking the Business of Food

    ReThinking the Business of Food

    with Lauren Tucker of reNourish Studio,
    Co-Founder and former Executive Director of Kiss the Ground
    Lauren Tucker is on a mission to evolve our food system and is consequently challenging the very foundations of the business of food. 
    Lauren’s latest venture, reNourish Studio, a project of Farmer’s Footprint, brings together an eclectic group of business people from the food production and distribution system to work on business, ecosystems, equity, biodiversity and food access collectively rather than addressing their individual businesses and these issues as siloed and separate. 
    At the root of this living systems approach is a radical rethinking of our thinking, and a willingness to challenge our generally imperceptible assumptions. This important and powerful conversation is about what it takes to go beyond our current capabilities to create meaningful and regenerative change that will achieve previously unimaginable outcomes.

    • 1 hr
    Urban Farming - a Local Supply Chain Solution

    Urban Farming - a Local Supply Chain Solution

    Christa Barfield, founder of FarmerJawn, is a force of nature. Healthcare professional turned urban farmer, educator and entrepreneur, Christa had an epiphany in 2018 that led her to create LifeLeaf Organic Farms, parent company to Viva Leaf Tea Co. and FarmerJawn Agriculture, a Philly-based community greenhouse and CSA.
    Driven by deep passion, Christa taught herself how to farm and is now sharing that knowledge and the fruits of her labors with members of the Philadelphia community. Her ultimate goal is to eradicate local food deserts, typically communities of black and brown people where there is little access to fresh, nutritious and affordable food, and to provide a more intimate and local connection to its source.
    Join us to share in Christa's dynamic journey of creating a sustainable urban farming renaissance, strengthening the local Philly supply chain and healing the relationship of black and brown people to food, land and farming. She epitomizes what it looks like to literally make change from the ground up.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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ArlieLP ,

Such a gem!

Sustainability Now is an absolute favorite! With a wide variety of impactful guests, thought provoking conversations, and actionable information, there are valuable takeaways in every episode. Highly recommend!

J. Barshop ,

Deeply substantial and amazingly practical

Sustainability Now has quickly become my go-to podcast to discover new ideas and expand my thinking on all things related to Sustainability.

I appreciate the variety of episodes, the super practical takeaways, and the sincerity Mira

AA deck ,

Great show Mira

So much wonderful information Mira. Thank you. ♥️🌍♥️

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