60 episodes

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

    • Leisure
    • 4.7 • 122 Ratings

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

    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
    Earth Day Reflections

    Earth Day Reflections

    Each of us plays a role in reducing our waste and we must go beyond recycling.  In this Earth Day episode, Suzette gives her reflections on the meaning of this holiday and offers quick tips for minimizing waste in your everyday life.  Tune in to learn about:
    -shopping trip hacks
    -materials to use and avoid
    -energy foods for health and wellness

    • 21 min
    Growing Food Growing People with Leah Lee Burnett

    Growing Food Growing People with Leah Lee Burnett

    Leah Lee Burnett is the founder and CEO of Growing Food Growing People in St. Louis, MO. whose mission is to Grow food and people through healthy food accessibility and reconnecting to the soil. She is an Urban Farmer and has been growing food for the last six years. A Social Justice advocate at heart.  Growing up in the city of St. Louis, there is little access to healthy food, the black community,  where the only options are processed and convenience snacks and food that have little to no nutritional value. She took it upon herself to find a solution and start growing food for her family and community. She deeply understands the power in the soil and her non profit, Growing Food Growing People introduces community members to wellness through innovation. She loves growing food and knows that it's bigger than food, it's the soil, the art, the music.

    • 54 min
    Self-care, Wellness and Resiliency with Dr. Anna O'Malley

    Self-care, Wellness and Resiliency with Dr. Anna O'Malley

    Dr. Anna O’Malley,  is an Integrative Family and Community Medicine physician and founder of Natura Institute of Ecology and Medicine, in the Commonweal Garden, who on a daily basis bears witness to the limiting challenges of the medical or “disease manage-ment” system.  She has done a lot of research on anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, foods, how to most effectively cleanse and detoxify the body, and preparing foods for maximum nutrition.
    In this episode we talk about:
    The remarkable ability of human beings to heal, to be well, and feel vitality
    Our capacity to recover from difficulties, to “spring back” and
    The circumstances and self-care practices that are strongly supportive to well being

    • 1 hr 33 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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