69 episodes

Connecting and inspiring black, brown and indigenous women to live more sustainably. Tune in every Thursday as host Ariel Green and featured guests discuss all topics within the sustainability movement - from gardening and thrifting tips to how to be an environmental activist to highlighting woman of color sustainable business owners. We're helping you make better choices for the health of your body and the planet.

Sustainable Brown Girl Sustainable Brown Girl

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

Connecting and inspiring black, brown and indigenous women to live more sustainably. Tune in every Thursday as host Ariel Green and featured guests discuss all topics within the sustainability movement - from gardening and thrifting tips to how to be an environmental activist to highlighting woman of color sustainable business owners. We're helping you make better choices for the health of your body and the planet.

    69| Sustainability through food with Elise Smith, owner of WinniE's Bakery, and Rachel Laryea, founder of Kelewele

    69| Sustainability through food with Elise Smith, owner of WinniE's Bakery, and Rachel Laryea, founder of Kelewele

    Today we're talking all about sustainability through food. Our first featured sustainable brown girl is Elise Smith, co-founder of oECo Studios, an ethical eco video production company that works with earth-forward brands. Elise is also the owner of WinniE's Bakery, she's a food writer, recipe developer, and set stylist. Today we'll be talking about how we can be more sustainable when it comes to shopping for food and cooking.

    Later we'll hear from Rachel Laryea, a Ghanian woman based in Brooklyn, NY.  Rachel is the founder of Kelewele, a lifestyle and food brand focused on plantain based eats. Rachel is a plantain lover embarking on a journey at the intersection of food, culture, and community.

    Support Elise here: 

    Follow on IG: https://www.instagram.com/winniesbakery/

    WinniE's Bakery website: https://www.winniesbakery.com/

    Magnolia Workshop: https://magnolia.com/workshops/course/a7e429b0-e11a-11ec-947e-f95ae9004318/baked-from-scratch-cakes/



    Support Rachel here: 

    Follow on IG: https://www.instagram.com/kelewelenyc/

    Kelewele website: https://www.kelewelenyc.com/



    Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl

    Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/

    Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/

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    • 51 min
    68| Promoting sustainability within Africa's fashion and textile industry with Jacqueline Shaw, founder of Africa's Fashion Guide

    68| Promoting sustainability within Africa's fashion and textile industry with Jacqueline Shaw, founder of Africa's Fashion Guide

    For decades, China and other Asian countries have been the main hub of textile production, but now eyes are shifting toward Africa. With major potential for growth, African development is on the rise. In today's episode, we will be discussing the benefits of manufacturing in Africa and how more companies can get involved. 

    Today's featured sustainable brown girl is Jacqueline Shaw, a fashion designer, consultant, and founder of Africa Fashion Guide - a social enterprise promoting sustainability within Africa's fashion and textile industry. Through her organization, Jacqueline consults clients on building and growing their African fashion business while positively impacting communities throughout Africa.

    Follow on IG: https://www.instagram.com/africafashionguide/

    Learn more about Africa Fashion Guide: https://linktr.ee/africafashionguide



    Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl

    Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/

    Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/

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    • 38 min
    67| Tips on going vegan and providing representation in the vegan space with Monique Koch, Brown Vegan

    67| Tips on going vegan and providing representation in the vegan space with Monique Koch, Brown Vegan

    It’s no secret that I’m not vegan, but as a former vegan, I surely believe that we should limit our meat intake for the health of our bodies and the planet. Today's featured sustainable brown girl is Monique Koch, also known as Brown Vegan on YouTube, Instagram, her blog, and podcast. Through her platform, Monique shares family & beginner-friendly vegan tips and recipes for folks who say they could never go vegan.  We’ll talk about tips on going vegan, why representation within the vegan community is important, and how to deal with family & friends who question your veganism.

    Check out our NEW MERCH! Pre-orders open until June 24, so don't miss out!

    https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/shop



    My episode on Brown Vegan podcast:  https://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/sustainable-brown-girl-podcast

    Visit Brown Vegan website: https://www.brownvegan.com/

    Follow Brown Vegan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brownvegan/

    Subscribe to Brown Vegan on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Brownvegan/videos

    Listen to Brown Vegan podcast: https://www.brownvegan.com/podcast



    Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl

    Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/

    Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/

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    • 41 min
    66| Sustainable Brown Girl Podcast Two Year Anniversary | MERCH LAUNCH, Updates from Past Guests, and the Future of Sustainable Brown Girl

    66| Sustainable Brown Girl Podcast Two Year Anniversary | MERCH LAUNCH, Updates from Past Guests, and the Future of Sustainable Brown Girl

    It’s the sustainable brown girl podcast 2 year anniversary! In this episode we’re going to take a walk down memory lane to see how far Sustainable Brown Girl has come in the past two years, we’re going to hear updates from a few past guests, we’ll talk about the future of this platform, and I’ll finally answer the question that I’ve been asking guests for the past year - what being a sustainable brown girl means to me.



    Check out our NEW MERCH! Pre-orders open until June 24, so don't miss out!

    https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/shop



    Big thanks to our Podcast Coordinator, Ariell, for being ROCKSTAR! Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/a.recycled.soul/



    Thanks to our past guests from seasons 1 & 2 for sharing updates!



    Raya Salter (Episode 10)

    Follow Raya on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/climateauntie/

    Visit Raya's website: https://www.rayasalter.com/



    Gynn Lynn (Episode 21)

    Follow Gwen on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inagreenminute/

    Mothers & Others for Clean Air: https://www.mothersandothersforcleanair.org/about-us/leadership-board-of-directors/



    Hannah McCall (Episode 22)

    Visit the website: cleanbeautyforblackgirls.org

    Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cleanbeautyforblackgirls



    Lashanti Jupp (Episode 24)

    Visit Lashanti's website: https://www.lashantijupp.com/

    Follow Lashanti on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lashanti_siren/

    Tune in to Siren Sundays on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LashantiTheSiren



    Alejandra Dueñas (Episode 27)

    Follow Alejandra on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alejandraduenas_/



    Camille Lee (Episode 30)

    Wear Em Out Tees Website: www.wearemouttees.com (Use code SBG20 for 20% off)

    Follow WEOT on IG: https://www.instagram.com/wearemouttees/



    Jasmine Davenport (Episode 31)

    Follow Jasmine on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jazzyclimate

    Our Climate website: https://ourclimate.us/



    Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl

    Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/

    Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/

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    • 28 min
    65| Dominique Drakeford on celebrating Blackness and using sustainable fashion as activism

    65| Dominique Drakeford on celebrating Blackness and using sustainable fashion as activism

    It was such an honor to be able to sit down with today's featured Sustainable Brown Gir,l Dominique Drakeford. She's an environmental educator, community advocate, and sustainable style influencer. Dominique works at the intersections of sustainability and style to heal our relationship to the Earth and spark equitable change for economic wellbeing while simultaneously celebrating her Blackness.

    In this podcast episode, we talk about:

    - how Dominque's sustainable journey began

    - the creative & business project Dominique is working on

    - how Dominique uses fashion as a form of activism

    - what being a mother has taught Dominique about sustainability 



    Support Dominique:

    Website: https://www.dominiquedrakeford.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dominiquedrakeford/

    Summer School: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-school-landing-page-do-not-order-from-here-tickets-311270106267



    Watch the video interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Abi-Msc4ACQ

    Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl

    Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/

    Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/

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    • 45 min
    64| Sustainability in Art & Design with Jade Nikaylah and Priscille Joseph (LPD Studio)

    64| Sustainability in Art & Design with Jade Nikaylah and Priscille Joseph (LPD Studio)

    Sustainability is more than reducing waste, recycling and being more conscious about our purchasing habits. Sustainability can also be expressed through art and design. By using plant fibers to create art rather than synthetic materials, or designing your home or office with the natural environment in mind, you can take your sustainability game to the next level. Today’s episode is a double feature, where I will be chatting with Jade Nikaylah Williams, an artist and model about how she incorporates natural materials and dyes into her handmade rugs. And later we’ll hear from Priscille Joseph, an interior designer about how to bring nature into your home design.   

    Our first featured sustainable brown girl is Jade Nikaylah Williams, a model, designer, and alchemist of the Earth. Through her art, plant-based meals, and free-flowing lifestyle, Jade inspires us to remember that we are infinite beings living a human experience. 

    Support Jade here: 

    https://www.jadenikaylah.com/portalrugs 

    https://www.instagram.com/jadenikaylah/ 

    https://www.behance.net/jadenikaylah (Graphic Design)  



    The next featured sustainable brown girl is Priscille Joseph, an interior designer with a focus on bringing nature into the built-in environment through biophilic patterns. Priscille is also the host of Design Talk Podcast where you can gain practical interior design and wellness tips that can transform your space. 

    Support Priscille here:  

    https://www.lpdstudio.ca 

    https://www.instagram.com/lpdstudio.ca  

    Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl

    Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/

    Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/

    Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Pandemic Baby ,

Listener From FB group

So glad I found this!

taytaydenise ,

Informative and fun!!!

I really love the way Ariel has made a space for everyone to learn about sustainability in a comfortable and welcoming way. As a sustainable brown girl myself I appreciate how she highlights people who look like me and whose experiences I share, but I also see how it’s relatable for all people! Thank you! 💓

disneyplushulunetflix ,

Make This Show #1!!!

Any podcast that highlights predominantly black women deserves to be #1 in my book!

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