67 episodes

Sustainably Geeky is a podcast for the everyday environmentalist! The show features a group of average people with one thing in common: a healthy respect for the environment, and a desire to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Each episode we'll tackle a new subject and will feature guests occasionally to help us go in depth on some of our more complex topics. Whether you're a hardcore treehugger or have a mild curiosity about the environment, we hope you'll learn something! Feel free to share your green life hacks and ideas for future shows.

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Sustainably Geeky is a podcast for the everyday environmentalist! The show features a group of average people with one thing in common: a healthy respect for the environment, and a desire to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Each episode we'll tackle a new subject and will feature guests occasionally to help us go in depth on some of our more complex topics. Whether you're a hardcore treehugger or have a mild curiosity about the environment, we hope you'll learn something! Feel free to share your green life hacks and ideas for future shows.

    Ep 67 - We Didn't Start the Fire

    Ep 67 - We Didn't Start the Fire

    This month we're turning up the heat! Spencer Wilson, Resource Advisor with the U.S. Forest Service, joins us to talk about wildfires and the important role they play in nature. He also discusses how attitudes towards fire have shifted over time, and shares observations from his time as a firefighter. Resources discussed in this episode: Spencer Wilson 's Instagram.

    Host: Jennifer Hetzel

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    Music by: Peter Emerson Jazz

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep 66 - Airships Were Meant to Fly

    Ep 66 - Airships Were Meant to Fly

    This month we're flying high! Don Hartsell, Commissioner and Managing Director of the World Air League, joins to talk about airships and the need for more sustainable air travel options. He discusses advancements in airship technology and how this mode of travel can help address the climate crisis. Don also explains how the World Air League is increasing awareness of the industry. Resources discussed in this episode:

    World Sky Race

    World Sky Race Facebook

    World Sky Race Instagram

    World Sky Race YouTube

    World Sky Race Twitter

    Book: Empires of the Sky

    Flying Whales

    Hybrid Air Vehicles

    Host: Jennifer Hetzel

    Have an idea for an episode? You can reach Jennifer at jrhetz@gmail.com

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    Music by: Peter Emerson Jazz

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 65 - Working 9 to 5

    Ep 65 - Working 9 to 5

    The environmental challenges facing our planet will require a skilled and dedicated workforce. Leonard Adler, CEO of Green Jobs Network, joins us to discuss the growing employment opportunities in sustainability and social impact. He offers insights for students, current and future job seekers, and aspiring entrepreneurs. Leonard also analyzes industry trends and shares his predictions for the future of the field.

    Host: Jennifer Hetzel

    Have an idea for an episode? You can reach Jennifer at jrhetz@gmail.com

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    Music by: Peter Emerson Jazz

    • 51 min
    Ep 64 - Wide Open Spaces

    Ep 64 - Wide Open Spaces

    The benefits of travel and exploration are many, but these activities can have a profound impact on the environment. Oliver Winter, CEO & Founder of a&o Hostels, shares tips for how to travel more responsibly and discusses how a&o Hostels is helping travellers reduce their environmental impact. He also shares insights into how climate-conscious travellers are shaping the travel industry and offers advice for others in the industry looking to implement greener practices. Resources discussed in this episode:

    a&o Hostels

    a&o Hostels Facebook

    a&o Hostels Instagram

    a&o Hostels TikTok

    a&o Hostels LinkedIn

    Oliver Winter LinkedIn

    Green Sign Certification

    How to Avoid a Climate Disaster book by Bill Gates

    South Pole (carbon credits)

    Host: Jennifer Hetzel

    Have an idea for an episode? You can reach Jennifer at jrhetz@gmail.com

    Like the show? Do us a favor and rate / review the show on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts from.

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    Music by: Peter Emerson Jazz

    • 43 min
    Ep 63 - Takin Care of Business

    Ep 63 - Takin Care of Business

    Businesses can have a big effect on the environment, so it's imperative they adopt practices that minimize their impact. Chris Gassman from the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Sustainable Business shares insights about the motivations and best practices for businesses looking to operate more sustainably. He also discusses Doughnut Economics, ESG and governmental incentive programs that can help businesses (and individuals!) reduce their carbon footprint. Resources discussed in this episode:

    University of Pittsburgh's Center for Sustainable Business

    Contact the CSB: CSB@Katz.Pitt.Edu

    Chris' LinkedIn (personalize your message!)

    B Corp

    Drawdown Labs Job Function Action Guide

    Books

    Small Actions, Big Difference by CB Bhattacharya

    Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth

    All We Can Save Ed. by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson & Katharine K. Wilkinson

    The Overstory by Richard Powers

    Podcasts

    Sustaining Sustainability

    Outrage & Optimism

    Drilled

    The Carbon Copy

    GreenBiz350

    Marketplace

    The Rest is Politics

    Degrees by EDF

    EcoRight Speaks

    My Climate Journey

    Documentaries/Videos

    Joshua Spodek's TEDx videos

    The Game Changers

    2040

    Years of Living Dangerously

    Newsletters

    Center for Sustainable Business

    ESG Today

    ESG Book

    Host: Jennifer Hetzel

    Have an idea for an episode? You can reach Jennifer at jrhetz@gmail.com

    Like the show? Do us a favor and rate / review the show on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts from.

    You can always reach us at EpicallyGeeky.com

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    You can find us on iTunes here: https://apple.co/2RV2Iq2

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    You can find us on Google Podcast: http://bit.ly/3aDGWn6

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    You can find us on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/2Fz524t

    Music by: Peter Emerson Jazz

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Ep 62 - A Walk on the Wild Side

    Ep 62 - A Walk on the Wild Side

    Humans have drastically altered the planet, and often not for the better. Miriam Kate McDonald, author of Emergent, joins to talk about how humans can help nature recover, the importance of biodiversity and the need for a more holistic approach to farming. Miriam also shares lessons she's learned from years of working in alternative agriculture and observing nature. Resources discussed in this episode:

    Miriam's book Emergent: Rewilding Nature, Regenerating Food and Healing the World by Restoring the Connection Between People and the Wild 

    Miriam's Instagram

    Holistic Restoration

    Woven Earth Farm

    Oxford Real Farming Conference

    Landworkers Alliance

    Nature's Matrix book

    The Patterning Instinct boo

    Host: Jennifer Hetzel

    Have an idea for an episode? You can reach Jennifer at jrhetz@gmail.com

    Like the show? Do us a favor and rate / review the show on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts from.

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    You can find us on iTunes here: https://apple.co/2RV2Iq2

    You can find us on Stitcher here: https://bit.ly/2B4O4GT

    You can find us on Google Podcast: http://bit.ly/3aDGWn6

    You can find us on Spotify here: https://spoti.fi/2vxR7nu

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    Music by: Peter Emerson Jazz

    • 1 hr 10 min

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Poop Happens - let’s make biosolids!

Thank you for this episode - what a great interview with three incredible water professionals! I’ve been working in wastewater for 3 years now and I learned plenty of new information about the many benefits of biosolids.

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Great podcast for the “every day environmentalist”!!

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Great Show!

The show is for anyone who has any interest in being green. Ep 5 about electric vehicles was really informative.

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