35 episodes

We live in a very challenging time here on planet Earth. Sea levels are rising, forests are in flames, rivers and waterways are polluted, habitat loss and destruction are leading to the growing extinction of plants and animals. All these scenarios are playing out on the vast canvas of the planet. These issues are almost too overwhelming to think about for most of us, so what are we to do? How are we to start thinking about the changing future? What is happening in your home? In your body? In your community? We're going to talk with a wide range of people about a wide variety of subjects including zero waste, toxic chemical impacts on the planet and on ourselves, our children and our homes. We'll talk with entrepreneurs committed to eliminating waste, creating products that are sustainably produced, and focusing on a healthy home and healthy families.

Truce Talks with Diann Peart Ph.D Diann Peart Ph.D

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We live in a very challenging time here on planet Earth. Sea levels are rising, forests are in flames, rivers and waterways are polluted, habitat loss and destruction are leading to the growing extinction of plants and animals. All these scenarios are playing out on the vast canvas of the planet. These issues are almost too overwhelming to think about for most of us, so what are we to do? How are we to start thinking about the changing future? What is happening in your home? In your body? In your community? We're going to talk with a wide range of people about a wide variety of subjects including zero waste, toxic chemical impacts on the planet and on ourselves, our children and our homes. We'll talk with entrepreneurs committed to eliminating waste, creating products that are sustainably produced, and focusing on a healthy home and healthy families.

    Noble Beast: Alison and Marsha

    Noble Beast: Alison and Marsha

    Alison and Marsha have been close friends since their senior year of high school. After moving around the country and growing older, they reconnected with a shared goal: opening a natural pet market. The idea worked well for both Alison and Marsha, as they had both decided to make some big life changes, but the timing was less than convenient - one year before the market crash of 2008. Nevertheless, they prevailed, and learned to grow slowly into the wonderful resource for pet owners they are today. They chat with Diann about some of the changes during the COVID-19 pandemic in numbers of pet adoptions and fosters, as well as some incorrect beliefs about what a dog's diet should consist of. If you'd like more information, check out noblebeastpets.com, or visit them in their vintage turquoise shop at 1005 E Camelback Rd in Phoenix.
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    • 36 min
    Oregon Soap Company: Greg and Ian

    Oregon Soap Company: Greg and Ian

    Oregon Soap Company has been a longtime partner of Truce, providing clean castile and foaming soaps as critical ingredients in many of our products. Greg tells Diann the story of how he first got into soap making 26 years ago, and how he ultimately gave up the "hippie dream" (of selling soaps while traveling the country with his dog) to evolve into a more conventional business. Ian shares how he first got involved with the company in its early garage years, after finding a job posting online and realizing the location was walking distance from his house. Both have worn many hats in the lifetime of Oregon Soap Company and are excited for what the future contains. Learn more at https://www.oregonsoapcompany.com/!
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    • 44 min
    A New Leaf: Doreen Pollack

    A New Leaf: Doreen Pollack

    Doreen serves as the Financial Wellness Coordinator for A New Leaf, a non-profit dedicated to helping families and individuals in distress around the Phoenix valley. A New Leaf offers a variety of programs focused around providing safe shelter and housing, finding jobs and increasing work skills, and teaching behavioral health. Diann and Doreen talk about the change in how many people need help amidst the pandemic, and particularly about the domestic violence shelter and hotline. Doreen works to coordinate a connection between potential employers and employees by matching qualified clients to the right job fit for them. And of course, Diann and Doreen discuss their greatest common love: gardening. For more information, check out https://www.turnanewleaf.org/
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    • 29 min
    Lost Our Home Pet Rescue: Jodi Polanski

    Lost Our Home Pet Rescue: Jodi Polanski

    Jodi and Diann have been longtime friends and simultaneous business owners. Jodi started Lost Our Home Pet Rescue in 2008 as the housing market crashed. She worked in real estate, and found that many animals were left behind in foreclosed houses with no food, water or care. Many realtors were left with only the difficult option of sending these animals to shelters with high kill rates or subpar care - until Jodi created a non-profit no-kill shelter specifically for pets that had been left behind. The audience grew from realtors to neighbors that discovered the pets, and eventually pet parents themselves. She realized there was another immediate need in the community: temporary care of pets for owners that were escaping domestic violence situations and moving to a shelter, or veterans that were attending PTSD treatment and needed their pet cared for while they were gone. Jodi created the Temporary Care Program, which houses pets for 90-120 days, to solve that need. Jodi and Diann also discuss the change in intake and expenses during COVID, as up to 40 million pets are displaced nationwide, as well as what it takes to manage a non-profit and the mentoring that Jodi does.

    For more information, check out https://www.lostourhome.org/ and https://www.lonestar.edu/info-for-non-profits.htm
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    • 32 min
    Giving Joy: Joy Kolin

    Giving Joy: Joy Kolin

    With a background of living in Texas, Israel, Washington D.C., Africa and Massachusetts, Joy Kolin is truly an international whirlwind. She received an education in International Development and adapted that into a career in International Public Health, with dreams of making peace in Israel. She also founded Giving Joy: a marketplace for artisanal goods created by entrepreneurial women around the world. The items are bought in small quantities and curated to be authentic, modern and not too "touristy". Purchases fund the Giving Joy Grant, which is an incredible performance-based grant given to a woman entrepreneur to further her business.

    For more information or to shop, check out givingjoygoods.com!
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    • 40 min
    Thunderbird For Good: Askia Stewart Jr.

    Thunderbird For Good: Askia Stewart Jr.

    Askia is a former intern of Truce and current Media Specialist at Thunderbird For Good. He lives his life through a lens of optimism and positivity, and speaks with Diann about what he considers the overwhelming blessings of COVID-19 to be. Askia and Diann also discuss the fourth Industrial Revolution, changes in perception, and his path for the future.
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

Matwit94 ,

Very Enjoyable!

We love the products and its wonderful to hear how a business like Truce gets it's start and what values the company and founders hold!

mms rocks ,

Great so far!

We bought Truce product over a year ago and have really enjoyed it. It also smells great! Really excited that they are starting a podcast focused on sustainability. This is very needed and timely. And it's interesting to learn about the founding of the company in the first episode. Keep up the podcaast, Truce!

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