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Where sustainable living women, Kelsey and Suzette, empower you to live a green life you'll love.

The Positively Green Podcast Suzette Chaumette and Kelsey Jorissen Olesen

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    • 4.7 • 122 Ratings

Where sustainable living women, Kelsey and Suzette, empower you to live a green life you'll love.

    Self Care for 2023 with Carrie Stone

    Self Care for 2023 with Carrie Stone

    In this episode, you will hear Suzette and guest Carrie Stone talk about everyday self care.  
    Carrie Stone is a private practice massage therapist based in Northern California, where she was born and raised. For the last 21 years, Carrie has grown her massage practice from a few clients way back in 2001 to providing over 13,000 massages to date. Not only that, she is owner of MassageLogic - a massage staffing company which has provided onsite massage services for Slack, Marqeta, Planet Labs, Segment, Airtable, and other technology companies in the Bay Area, New York, and Colorado. Carrie is at her best when she is listening to and helping her clients navigate physical and emotional challenges by developing and supporting new wellness strategies.

    • 57 min
    The Old White Guy who Questions Everything pt. 2

    The Old White Guy who Questions Everything pt. 2

    On the second half of this thought provoking episode of the Positvely Green Podcast, meet Chris Walker, who describes himself as an “old white guy who questions everything”.  Raised in the Santa Clara Valley before it was Silicon Valley–Chris grew up in an agricultural context, working summers drying grapes with his grandfather in Coachella Valley. 
     
    You will hear Chris’ thoughts about:
    - How narratives shape our reality and how we might challenge them
    - Questioning standards for products and food
    - Resources and recommendations for additional learning
     
    As a young man, he traveled to Jamaica and volunteered supporting small farmer cooperatives, working for the Social Action Centre in Halfway Tree compiling all of the sugar cane records of the sugar cane cooperative movement of 1970s and 80s Jamaica. Returning to the US, he studied agronomy and pomology at UC Davis, and was involved in the Organic Agriculture movement of 1980's California.
     
    He has lived and worked in Mexico, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates, where he has resided for the past ten years.

    • 25 min
    The Old White Guy who Questions Everything pt. 1

    The Old White Guy who Questions Everything pt. 1

    On the first half of this thought provoking episode of the Positvely Green Podcast, meet Chris Walker, who describes himself as an “old white guy who questions everything”.  Raised in the Santa Clara Valley before it was Silicon Valley–Chris grew up in an agricultural context, working summers drying grapes with his grandfather in Coachella Valley. 
     
    You will hear Chris’ thoughts about:
    - How narratives shape our reality and how we might challenge them
    - Questioning standards for products and food
    - Resources and recommendations for additional learning
     
    As a young man, he traveled to Jamaica and volunteered supporting small farmer cooperatives, working for the Social Action Centre in Halfway Tree compiling all of the sugar cane records of the sugar cane cooperative movement of 1970s and 80s Jamaica. Returning to the US, he studied agronomy and pomology at UC Davis, and was involved in the Organic Agriculture movement of 1980's California.
     
    He has lived and worked in Mexico, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates, where he has resided for the past ten years.

    • 43 min
    The Truth about Greenwashing with Addie Fisher of Old World New Part 2

    The Truth about Greenwashing with Addie Fisher of Old World New Part 2

    Addie Fisher is a sustainable lifestyle content creator and the founding editor of Old World New, where she shares tips to live sustainably for people of all backgrounds. Her goal is to provide free access to knowledge that makes living sustainably accessible to underrepresented communities, especially communities of color - all in an entertaining manner. Addie also often shares aspects of her culture as an African American woman, whether that's celebrating Juneteenth and Kwanzaa or sharing her family’s history, in hopes to enlighten, educate, and spread the joy she finds in her heritage.
    In this episode you’ll hear Addie’s:
     - Perspectives on greenwashing
     - Tips for sustainable living
     - Reasons for learning about local policies
    Listen in and leave a review!

    • 26 min
    The Truth about Greenwashing with Addie Fisher of Old World New Part 1

    The Truth about Greenwashing with Addie Fisher of Old World New Part 1

    Addie Fisher is a sustainable lifestyle content creator and the founding editor of Old World New, where she shares tips to live sustainably for people of all backgrounds. Her goal is to provide free access to knowledge that makes living sustainably accessible to underrepresented communities, especially communities of color - all in an entertaining manner. Addie also often shares aspects of her culture as an African American woman, whether that's celebrating Juneteenth and Kwanzaa or sharing her family’s history, in hopes to enlighten, educate, and spread the joy she finds in her heritage.
    In this episode you’ll hear Addie’s:
     - Perspectives on greenwashing
     - Tips for sustainable living
     - Reasons for learning about local policies
    Listen in and leave a review!

    • 41 min
    Zero Waste Chef with Anne-Marie Bonneau

    Zero Waste Chef with Anne-Marie Bonneau

    Concerned with the planet’s plastic pollution problem, Anne-Marie Bonneau, the Zero Waste Chef,  went plastic-free in 2011 and for her zero waste was the next logical step.  Anne-Marie describes herself as someone who is not a huge consumer and who is conscious about her purchases. In this episode you will learn:
    How to keep your kitchen low waste
    Ways to decrease waste when grocery shopping
    How kitchen scraps can be turned in to food
     
    Tune in to learn more from the @zerowastechef

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

The hosts highlight all aspects of living green and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Arlie K ,

It IS easy being green! 💚

This podcast makes you feel like you've just had a smoothie for your spirit - it's always positive, actionable, and entertaining! Every episode is easy to relate to and always speaks to me right where I'm at. Thank you for the inspiration, ladies!

Keaton Marie ,

Dripping with privilege

I will be up front and say I only listened to the episode about how you do not need to go vegan to be sustainable. I don’t really have an interest in hearing more. I am not a full time vegan and don’t see myself as ever being able to achieve that, but the way this was talked about really just turned me off. As a white woman who is very passionate about being green and sustainable, I understand that it’s not easy for everyone to be that way. The comments about eating meat isn’t bad if you get it from regenerative farms and sustainable sources came across as extremely tone deaf to me and just dripped with privilege. I’m sorry, but not everyone can afford to get grass fed meats and shop at regenerative farms. Not only that, it’s just not available to everyone based on where they live. And we all can’t afford to have our own acreage where we can do it ourselves. I believe the podcast was well intentioned and did have some interesting facts, hence 2 stars, but these women really need to check their privilege at the door. Maybe then it would be more relatable and palatable. Also, I died laughing when tomatoes were said to be viewed equally as chicken in terms of needing to be harvested/killed for human consumption. Come on now.

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