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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 • 120 Ratings

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

    The dirty truth about sustainably-made diapers with Amrita Saigal of Kudos

    The dirty truth about sustainably-made diapers with Amrita Saigal of Kudos

    Today on the podcast we have Amrita Saigal, the founder of Kudos. Amrita is extremely passionate about creating sustainable alternatives that perform just as well, if not better, than their non-sustainable counterparts and, as an MIT-trained engineer and material scientist, she has taken this passion to make a real difference.
    Kudos is the first disposable diaper on the market lined with 100% cotton touching baby's skin. Not plastic or harshly processed bamboo. Why cotton? It's naturally soft, sustainable, and the #1 doctor-recommended material for rash and eczema. The cotton used in Kudos diapers is 100% U.S.-sourced and cleaned with a breakthrough process that utilizes zero chemicals, water, or process heat.
     
    In this episode, we chat about:
    What sets Kudos apart from other sustainable diapers Greenwashing in the diaper industry Being on Shark Tank and getting funded!! Emergency C-sections and post-partum recovery What's next for Kudos Be sure to check out Kudos at their website here and use discount code GREEN10 to save 10% on your first order!

     

    • 37 min
    Magical Plants & Flowers with Two Green Witches, Chris Young and Susan Ottaviano

    Magical Plants & Flowers with Two Green Witches, Chris Young and Susan Ottaviano

    This episode is all about love potions from the garden.  Our guests Chris Young and Susan Ottaviano, better known as the 2 Green Witches, believe that all plants are magical. Their new book, The Green Witch’s Guide to Magical Plants & Flowers (6/6/23 Skyhorse Publishing) shares how to bring more love and contentment into your life using flowers, plants and other elements of nature. Unlock the secrets hiding in your garden by transforming everyday flowers, fruits, and plants into bath salts, herbal infusions, soaps, sachets, tinctures, and more. 
    You’ll hear about: 
    Love Potions
    Food for the Soul 
    Magical Mindfulness and 
    Plant Magic
    Tune in!
     

    • 52 min
    Finding balance on the homestead, from farming with kids to entrepreneurship, with Jill Winger of The Prairie Homestead

    Finding balance on the homestead, from farming with kids to entrepreneurship, with Jill Winger of The Prairie Homestead

    Kelsey is back on the podcast for a fun heart-to-heart with Jill Winger of The Prairie Homestead, one of the foremost homesteading websites since 2010.
    Jill is a powerhouse in the homesteading community, sharing her love of living off the land with all her readers and listeners. Her practical and authentic teaching style and storytelling have won the hearts of hundreds of thousands of homesteaders across social media and through the top-ranked Old Fashioned on Purpose podcast and the best-selling Prairie Homestead Cookbook.
    In this episode, we have an honest chat all about:
    Kids on the farm - the good, bad, and the ugly
    Finding a sustainable balance between parenting and homesteading
    Running a business (or multiple businesses!) with your spouse
    How to focus on what you love about homestead instead of “doing it all”
    Jill’s new book Old Fashioned On Purpose (now a Top New Release!)
    Jill and her family also run Genuine Beef Company, which ships grass-finished beef nationwide, as well as the Chugwater Soda Fountain. She has been featured in Urban Farm, Farm & Ranch Living, COWGIRL magazine, Woman’s Day, HuffPost, the Wall Street Journal, Wyoming PBS, People, and Buzzfeed. She resides on the Wyoming prairie with her husband, three children, and more farm animals than she can count.
     

    • 50 min
    Repair, Reuse, Reduce with Checo Diaz and Gear Hugger

    Repair, Reuse, Reduce with Checo Diaz and Gear Hugger

    On this episode of PGP, we’re talking about Gear Hugger with founder Checo Diaz.
    Like most people, Checo was relying on old-fashioned, toxic lubricants for his tune-ups and to keep his gear in prime condition. He realized there was a disconnect between his love for nature and how he and many other outdoor lovers were inadvertently introducing petroleum and toxic chemicals into the ecosystem through their gear.
    Checo realized he could create a solution and set out to introduce a better, cleaner plant-powered way to keep his gear going longer while taking petroleum and harmful chemicals out of the equation. His family had been in the industrial lubricant business for 70 years, and he decided to make it his mission to expand his family’s legacy and create a more sustainable, eco-friendly future.
     

    • 29 min
    My First Year of Motherhood with Annie Chensoff

    My First Year of Motherhood with Annie Chensoff

    Motherhood is a very personal and powerful experience and yet many mothers find themselves receiving advice on how to parent differently or better.  We may get it from books, online or from a random stranger on the street--some of it is wanted, most of it is unwanted. One of the things that does warrant more conversation is the transition from being childless to all of a sudden being responsible for another person’s life and well being.  In this episode, Suzette talks with Annie Chensoff, a mama, partner, school garden educator, doula and herbalist.  One of Annie’s greatest passions in life is connecting with others in the shared joy and love for the natural world; she has done this through designing, building and teaching in gardens for people of all ages for the past 15 years. Annie is the founder and co-director of Partum Gardens, a weekly garden gathering that supports birthing bodies and their families through earth connection, education and community.

    • 56 min
    Spring Wellness Tips with Carrie Stone

    Spring Wellness Tips with Carrie Stone

    In part 2 of the 2023 PGP wellness series, we’re talking all about self care with Carrie Stone, licensed massage therapist.
    Suzette and Carrie share easy self-care tips that we can do in our everyday lives.  This episode is about so much more than a spa date! You don’t want to miss what these two are talking about, including how self-care is often closer than you think.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 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!

Sarah Bergstein ,

So much to learn!

Love people out there working, learning, living, loving, and doing their part to make their part of the world a better place. Not only will you learn stuff you didn’t know, but you can turn around and directly apply to your every day life!

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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