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The Sustainable Act dives into environmental issues and solutions, creating social impact, and culture. Discover new sustainable tools, learn tips on reducing your carbon footprint, fight environmental racism and shine light on wellbeing and health!
Featuring inspiring guests from all walks of life to share their stories and thoughts, we discuss breaking barriers and inspiring change for current issues.
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The Sustainable Act with Smiely Khurana Smiely Khurana

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The Sustainable Act dives into environmental issues and solutions, creating social impact, and culture. Discover new sustainable tools, learn tips on reducing your carbon footprint, fight environmental racism and shine light on wellbeing and health!
Featuring inspiring guests from all walks of life to share their stories and thoughts, we discuss breaking barriers and inspiring change for current issues.
Subscribe and leave a review to support, connect with us on social media to tell us your story, and visit thesustainableact.com for more resources and posts!

    Sustainable Fashion with Celine Kabaker

    Sustainable Fashion with Celine Kabaker

    Fashion is one of the largest industries in the world, so it's both expected and apparent that there is a lot of time, energy and labour that goes into the market. However, due to the rapid increase in fast fashion, it has quickly become one of the largest polluting industries in the world.

    On this episode, I sit down with Celine Kabaker, owner and creator of ALMOST THERE, a sustainable fashion line focused on creating ethical and inclusive women's clothing. Celine's company is based in Los Angeles and she has combined her years of top tier fashion experience and passion for the environment into creating a brand for the people & the planet. 

    We discuss fast vs slow fashion, types of sustainable fabrics, the process of hiring and sourcing, giving back, how Almost There began, and Celine's background in fashion! Shop Almost There with an exclusive discount code for our community: POWER30 for 30% off your purchase, visit https://shopalmostthere.com/ 

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    • 45 min
    Recycling 101 with Kelsey Evans

    Recycling 101 with Kelsey Evans

    This week, I sit down with Kelsey Evans from Keep it Green Recycling to answer YOUR questions about waste, recycling, composting and more! We discuss residential curbside recycling verse commercial recycling, WHY we should be recycling and composting, where to take your recyclable items, PPE (personal protective equipment) and managing waste during covid, some of the challenges of sorting your waste, and how Keep it Green helps businesses and film productions with all of this!

    We also discuss some of the poll responses we received from our followers on Instagram, including how many people actually recycle at home and work, myths related to waste, are bioplastics really compostable, and what happens at a composting facility.

    Listen to this episode to learn about recycling 101 and share it with your networks to spread the knowledge! It is so important we take the extra step to recycle and compost, and it all starts with educating ourselves!

    Learn about Keep it Green Recycling at https://www.keepitgreenrecycling.ca/ and follow them on Instagram at @keep_it_green_recycling

    Subscribe and rate The Sustainable Act podcast, follow us on Instagram at @thesustainableact, check out www.thesustainableact.com for more blog posts and resources and connect with us! Thank you for tuning in, I so appreciate your support!!


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    The Voice Behind The Sustainable Act

    The Voice Behind The Sustainable Act

    This week for the season 1 finale, I (Smiely) take the mic solo and chat all about The Sustainable Act. Tune in as I recap the past 6 months, share what inspired the show's name, a little about me and my personal journey thus far, my best advice, and what to expect for Season 2. I hope this episode invites you to learn more about me and the show! 

    Stick to the end for some exciting news as well! 

    Thank YOU for listening and supporting the show for the last 6 months. I cannot wait to bring you season 2 with even bigger and better conversations. Here's to a brighter future!

    Follow the show on Instagram @TheSustainableAct and Twitter @sustainableact_ to stay tuned for updates, news and tips! Subscribe to the podcast and please leave a review if you can! 



    For partnerships, sponsorships, guest inquiries or any other general inquiries, please send an email to thesustainableact@gmail.com



    See you in Season 2!

    - Smiely 




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    • 31 min
    Shifting Towards Sustainable Production

    Shifting Towards Sustainable Production

    This week I got to catch up with returning guest, Jennifer Sandoval, who is a sustainability expert and consultant at Green Spark Group to discuss the motion picture industry, challenges, importance of diversity, sustainable action and how to adapt towards a new and better future. We also chat about the Sustainable Production Forum, an annual conference that brings together filmmakers around the globe to lead discussions for systemic change. 

    To learn more about the FREE forum and to register, visit sustainableproductionforum.com 

    To connect with and learn about Jennifer, visit greensparkgroup.com

    Follow The Sustainable Act on Instagram at @thesustainableact to stay up to date with releases, news, tips and more! 


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    • 53 min
    The Time is NOW with Eric Doak

    The Time is NOW with Eric Doak

    The climate crisis is an intersectional problem that needs intersectional solutions. How can we provide support and give back to our indigenous communities while fostering a brighter, more sustainable future? NOW’s Co-Founder and CEO Eric Doak joins me for an inspiring, thought provoking conversation on what we need to start focusing on, who we need to listen to and how we can come together to lead our planet towards a greener future. We discuss the current projects NOW is leading and why it is critical to start taking action immediately. 

    Check out how you can get involved and learn more about NOW at https://www.generation-now.com/

    Follow us on Instagram at @thesustainableact and twitter at @sustainableact_ to stay up to date for more news, tips and updates!


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    • 41 min
    The Future is Algae

    The Future is Algae

    This week I chat with Catherine Arnston, CEO and Founder of EnergyBits! When Catharine learned that algae was the most alkaline, plant-based, nutrient-dense food in the world and had been used for fifty years in Asia to improve health and longevity, she knew she had discovered something big! Catherine started her company to provide algae tablets and continues to provide research and information on the benefits of algae. 



    Listen to the episode as we discuss the benefits of algae for humans, the planet and how it's the future of plastics, fuel and agriculture! Catherine discusses the difference between Spirulina and Chlorella, both having high nutritional value, work with every kind of diet and builds strength and immunity. Learn more at https://www.energybits.com/. To read about algae's environmental impact, check out https://visuals.energybits.com/articles/why-algae-like-energybits-is-sustainable-and-ecofriendly.pdf

    If you'd like to purchase EnergyBits, use code "thesustainableact" at checkout for 20% off your purchase!  



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    • 49 min

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