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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

    • Leisure
    • 4.7 • 121 Ratings

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

    Spring Wellness Tips for Health and Vitality

    Spring Wellness Tips for Health and Vitality

    In this episode, we are sharing six wellness tips to slow your mind, strengthen your body, and tend to your spirit for the refreshing season of Spring.

    • 53 min
    Climate action, energy efficient building, intersectionality, and where you can feel empowered with Nate Dewart

    Climate action, energy efficient building, intersectionality, and where you can feel empowered with Nate Dewart

    Nate Dewart is a Senior Project Manager at an energy consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay Area.  We chat about climate action, policy creation, and intersectionality.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Prioritizing Rest and Collectivism with Ashanti Williams of Blackyard Farm Cooperative

    Prioritizing Rest and Collectivism with Ashanti Williams of Blackyard Farm Cooperative

    Ashanti Williams is a Black female farmer, raised and nurtured by activists and land stewards of the Carolinas and the Bronx. She is passionate about working and learning alongside animals in an effort to create sustainable farm systems that are accessible to Black people. The access to safe learning environments around raising animals as a person of color has not been readily available to her which propelled her to work towards creating them with the Blackyard Farm Cooperative.

    • 45 min
    How to get started with Vermicomposting

    How to get started with Vermicomposting

    Vermicomposting can be a fun way to transform your kitchen waste into nutrient-rich food for your garden and plants.  It’s also really satisfying to know that you can do your part to process food and decrease greenhouse gases in our environment. In this episode learn from our co-host, Suzette, all about how to get started with vermicomposting!

    • 37 min
    How to get started with chickens and what you need to know

    How to get started with chickens and what you need to know

    Suzette asks Kelsey all her most pressing chicken-keeping questions in this episode. Kelsey is a self-appointed crazy chicken lady and shares all of her chicken knowledge with Suzette and our listeners. From chicken tractors to broody hens - this episode is full of great backyard chicken information.

    • 47 min
    Healing generational trauma: Connecting with nature and community organizing with Curtis Lee

    Healing generational trauma: Connecting with nature and community organizing with Curtis Lee

    In this episode, we speak with Curtis Lee, a youth program leader and organizer in Oakland, CA. Curtis' harrowing story about trauma, prison, loss, and leadership have made him into a trusted coach and friend, who uses nature as a way of healing traumas, teaching kids about their connection to the larger world, and conservation of our natural spaces.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 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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