9 episodes

The Rise of the Ecopreneur is an approachable podcast created for the eco-conscious. Ecopreneurs, academics, environmental experts, corporate stakeholders, and anyone passionate about sustainability will find the podcast engaging, interesting, and compelling.


The host Shelbi (other wise known as Shelbizleee on YouTube) speaks to environmental change-makers each week whose research, campaigns, and innovations are helping to create a more sustainable future.

Featured guests discuss their early relationship with the environment, their inspiration to a green career, "aha moments,"

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The Rise of the Ecopreneur is an approachable podcast created for the eco-conscious. Ecopreneurs, academics, environmental experts, corporate stakeholders, and anyone passionate about sustainability will find the podcast engaging, interesting, and compelling.


The host Shelbi (other wise known as Shelbizleee on YouTube) speaks to environmental change-makers each week whose research, campaigns, and innovations are helping to create a more sustainable future.

Featured guests discuss their early relationship with the environment, their inspiration to a green career, "aha moments,"

    Ep. No. 9 - Sustainable Fashion is the Future (Erin Wallace with thredUP)

    Ep. No. 9 - Sustainable Fashion is the Future (Erin Wallace with thredUP)

    In today's podcast we speak to the Brand Director of thredUP, the world's largest online thrift shop. 

    thredUP: http://bit.ly/SHELBI_thredUPApr2019

    RESALE Report: https://www.thredup.com/resale 

    • 21 min
    Ep. No. 8 - Raising the Bar on Conscious Consumerism (Brian Linton with United By Blue)

    Ep. No. 8 - Raising the Bar on Conscious Consumerism (Brian Linton with United By Blue)

    In today's podcast we speak to the founder of United By Blue, a company leading the way for sustainable brands. 

    Ryan is the founder of United By Blue, a company making outdoor goods with sustainable materials .  

    United By Blue: https://unitedbyblue.com/

    The World's Most Eco-Friendly Shoe: https://9153da98.kckb.st

    • 24 min
    Ep. No. 7 - The World's Largest Brands go Reusable, Is it Green Washing?

    Ep. No. 7 - The World's Largest Brands go Reusable, Is it Green Washing?

    In today's podcast we speak to one of the most prominent leaders in the Ecopreneur space, Tom Szaky. 

    Tom is the founder of Terracycle, a company making products from waste and coordinating recycling efforts for hard to recycle materials. More recently Tom helped coordinate one of the most ground breaking zero waste services known as Loop. 

    Loop has received both glowing reviews as well as some push back from the eco-activist community. Find out more about Loop and how Tom feels about the criticism in this episode. 

    Terracycle: https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/

    Loop: https://loopstore.com/

    • 34 min
    Ep. No. 6 - Upcycling Pollution (from Algae to Shoes)

    Ep. No. 6 - Upcycling Pollution (from Algae to Shoes)

    In today's episode we speak to Ryan Hunt from Algix and the creator or BLOOM foam. Ryan tells us all about how his grad school project became a full fledged business. Their most revolutionary product to date is their BLOOM foam which offers a safer, more sustainable answer to conventional flexible foams, with less environmental impact.

    Learn More: https://bloomfoam.com/

    Shoes we Discussed: https://9153da98.kckb.st

    • 38 min
    Ep. No. 5 - World's First Compostable Phone Case & How it was Created

    Ep. No. 5 - World's First Compostable Phone Case & How it was Created

    Pela created the world's first compostable phone case from plant based materials and they're not stopping there! Listen to how Jeremy, Pela's founder, first discovered the agriculture waste product used in the case, and the journey to where Pela is now.

    Find more about Pela here: https://bit.ly/2qCUdEg

    and purchase one for yourself if you love the brand as much as we do!

    • 25 min
    Ep. No. 4 - Behind the Scenes of the World's First Collapsible Straw (Emma from Final Straw)

    Ep. No. 4 - Behind the Scenes of the World's First Collapsible Straw (Emma from Final Straw)

    On Episode No. 4 of The Rise of the Ecopreneur we speak with Emma from Final Straw.
    Emma details the behind the scenes of creating the perfect collapsible straw. Emma explains how the product idea came to be, how they became successful, and the frustration of poor quality copy cats.

    Learn More: https://finalstraw.com/

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Marzipanfuntime ,

Great depth of subject matter

Shelby is my favorite sustainability YouTuber! She brings an expertise and level of understanding on the topics that go beyond just eco aesthetics. These are quite good interviews of people with tons of practical information. I hope she gets more opportunities to dig deep like this! I’ll probably listen to some episodes more than once to really absorb all the info.

Megz1028 ,

AMAZING

This is truly a one of a kind podcast. I really love learning about this aspect of sustainability and eco friendly products/brands. I’m only on episode 5 and feel like I’ve learned so much! Keep it up Shelbi!!

Nagaem ,

Insightful

I’ve watched Shelbi’s videos for a while, and I subscribed to the podcast but didn’t regularly listen. I’ve been going through them all now, though, and Episode 2 has been my favorite. Carlos was incredibly informative and offered valuable perspective on recycling and packaging that is often overlooked, and brought up the need for a major shift in how we view life-cycle/long-term impact of a product, not just how the customer feels about not “producing waste” as they buy everything in heavy glass jars. More episodes that offer this unique and technique insight would be awesome :)

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