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Connecting and inspiring black, brown and indigenous women to live more sustainably. Tune in every other Monday as host Ariel Green and featured guests discuss all topics within the sustainability movement - from gardening and thrifting tips to how to be an environmental activist to highlighting woman of color sustainable business owners. We're helping you make better choices for the health of your body and the planet.

Sustainable Brown Girl


    • May 19, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    64| Sustainability in Art & Design with Jade Nikaylah and Priscille Joseph (LPD Studio)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 52:47

    Sustainability is more than reducing waste, recycling and being more conscious about our purchasing habits. Sustainability can also be expressed through art and design. By using plant fibers to create art rather than synthetic materials, or designing your home or office with the natural environment in mind, you can take your sustainability game to the next level. Today's episode is a double feature, where I will be chatting with Jade Nikaylah Williams, an artist and model about how she incorporates natural materials and dyes into her handmade rugs. And later we'll hear from Priscille Joseph, an interior designer about how to bring nature into your home design. Our first featured sustainable brown girl is Jade Nikaylah Williams, a model, designer, and alchemist of the Earth. Through her art, plant-based meals, and free-flowing lifestyle, Jade inspires us to remember that we are infinite beings living a human experience. Support Jade here: https://www.jadenikaylah.com/portalrugs https://www.instagram.com/jadenikaylah/ https://www.behance.net/jadenikaylah (Graphic Design) The next featured sustainable brown girl is Priscille Joseph, an interior designer with a focus on bringing nature into the built-in environment through biophilic patterns. Priscille is also the host of Design Talk Podcast where you can gain practical interior design and wellness tips that can transform your space. Support Priscille here: https://www.lpdstudio.ca https://www.instagram.com/lpdstudio.ca Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!

    63| How African American history has shaped our consumerism habits with Christine Platt, Afrominimalist

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 47:11

    To be more sustainable, we often strive to reduce the amount of waste that we are creating and bringing into our homes. In this episode, we're talking with The Afrominimalist about how minimalism relates to sustainability, how to get rid of things that no longer serve you, and how African American history and how that has shaped our beliefs with consumerism. Today's featured sustainable Brown Girl is Christine Platt, author of The Afrominimalist's Guide to Living with Less, a radical re-envisioning of minimalism that focuses on authenticity over aesthetics. Christine's book is a resource anyone seeking to discover the truth behind their overconsumption as well as how to let go of what no longer serves them. I would highly recommend that you read Christine's book. If you're an audiobook person, check out Libro.fm - a platform that allows you to buy audiobooks from local bookstores in the US and Canada. Click the link below to sign up and use code CHOOSEINDIE for a free audiobook with a new membership (*affiliate link). Sign up for Libro.fm: https://tidd.ly/35m6CnA Buy from Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/a/82297/9781982168049 Follow Christine on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afrominimalist/ Visit Christine's website: https://www.afrominimalist.com/ Watch this video interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/i0H8OcPU6D0 Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!

    62| Inspiring Gen Z to get involved in climate action with Anya Sastry

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 33:11

    The youth are truly leading the climate discussion. From Fridays for Future, that's led by Greta Thunberg to The Sunrise Movement, a youth-led political action organization focused on stopping climate change. It's no doubt that Gen Z is fully invested in taking action in the fight against climate change. As a tired millennial, it's truly inspiring to see such vigor in today's youth as they challenge politicians and corporations, holding them accountable for the harm that they've done to the planet. And in addition to that, Gen Z has also made great strides in bringing awareness to environmental and social injustices that have been tolerated for way too long. In this episode, we're chatting with a college student who is inspiring her generation to get involved in climate action. Today's featured sustainable brown girl is Anya Sastry, a climate activist, filmmaker, and student. She produced a documentary titled Frontliners that highlights environmental injustice from the perspective of the less privileged. Anya is also the National Outreach Director for the US Youth Climate Strike and a contributor to the book United We Are Unstoppable: 60 Inspiring Young People Saving Our World by Akshat Rathi. In this episode, we talk about: - Anya's role as National Outreach Director for the US Youth Climate Strike - How young people can get involved with climate justice work - Anya's film, Frontliners. and its exploration of the impacts of environmental injustice on marginalized communities Watch Frontliners: http://anyasastry.com/frontliners/ Follow Anya on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anyasastry/ Watch this video interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/P_EwuyNxwaE Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!

    61| Renting a wedding dress to save money and the planet with Lundyn Carter of Laine London

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 41:14

    It's wedding season! Apparently 80% of weddings take place between May and October. I've actually already been to two weddings this year, and I just celebrated my own 10 year wedding anniversary on Earth Day. So I've got love bugs in my eyes. But seriously, it's been a long time since I got married but I know that weddings can get expensive and they can also be wasteful. In today's episode, we're talking about a MAJOR way to save money on a wedding dress while reducing your impact on the planet. Today's featured sustainable brown girl, Lundyn Carter, the co-founder and CEO of Laine London, a first-of-it's kind rental bridal shop in Atlanta. Lundyn and co-founder Tiffany have created a more cost-efficient and eco-friendly solution that allows brides to feel beautiful in the dress of their dreams on their big day. Thank you to this episode's sponsor, Gaia by Blush, a line of sustainable vibrators. Enter the giveaway for a Gaia of your choice by following Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram and commenting on our latest post about Gaia. For a bonus entry, leave a review for the podcast on Apple Podcasts and DM a screenshot to @sustainablebrowngirl on Instagram. Entry for the giveaway closes at 11:59pm EST on Wednesday May 4, and winner will be announced on Instagram on Thursday May 5. Learn more about the Gaia collection here: https://blushlove.com/collections/gaia/ Support Laine London: Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laine_london/ Follow on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lainelondon Visit the website: https://www.lainelondon.com/ Watch this video interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7-INH68fPWk Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!

    60 | Being a climate optimist and making sustainable fashion more accessible with Zahra Biabani of Soulful Seeds

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 42:47

    This time of year during Earth Day/Week/Month, it's a great time to give thanks to Mother Earth. Rather than worrying about all of the negative Earth news, now is the perfect time to celebrate her beauty and all she does for us. Staying positive isn't always easy, but our guest today helps keep us inspired. Today's featured Sustainable Brown Girl is Zahra Biabani, also known as Soulful Seeds on Instagram where she shares Weekly Earth Wins to highlight environmental good news around the world. Zahra is a recent Vanderbilt University graduate and founder of In the Loop, a clothing rental platform that makes sustainable fashion more accessible. We talk about: - How Zahra started Weekly Earth Wins and how she stays motivated as climate optimist - Her sustainable clothing rental brand, Rent in the Loop - Greenwashing in the fashion industry - How to make our wardrobes more sustainable Support Zahra: Blog: https://soulfulseedsblog.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/soulful_seeds Rent in the Loop: https://rentintheloop.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rentintheloop/ Special thanks to WLDOHO for sponsoring this episode. Make the switch to plastic free shaving with a WLDOHO safety razor. https://wldoho.com/ Use code ARIEL10 for 10% off Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/lFtxD5Jg4Gg Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!

    59| Fighting against food insecurity & guerrilla gardening tactics with Amyrose Foll of Virginia Free Farm

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 55:10

    There's no denying that Native people and Black people were traditionally stewards of the land in North America, and fed it's inhabitants for hundreds of years.. In 1920, the number of Black Farmers peaked at nearly 1 million people, however a mere 100 years later, there are fewer than 50,000 Black farmers. Systematic racism within government programs has caused BIPOC farmers to lose land funding over the years, resulting in food insecurity, a heap of health and financial disadvantages, not to mention a disconnection from the earth. In today's episode, I'm talking to an incredible woman who is working to uplift communities of color by providing access to farming resources, community fridges, and educational courses to help improve lives for generations to come. Today's featured sustainable brown girl is Amyrose Foll, an Indigenous and Eastern European farmer, activist and food justice warrior. Amyrose is the founder of Virginia Free Farm, which works to provide free nutrient dense food assistance to those in need. Support Virginia Free Farm:https://virginiafreefarm.org/ Follow VFF on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/virginiafreefarm/ Follow Amyrose on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mamamaize/ Special thanks to WLDOHO for sponsoring this episode. Make the switch to plastic free shaving with a WLDOHO safety razor. https://wldoho.com/ Use code ARIEL10 for 10% off. Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/XdmgOREglPk Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!

    58| Helping businesses divert waste via reuse marketplace, Globechain, with founder May Al-Karooni

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 34:32

    When it's time for businesses to remodel their offices, what happens to all of the old furniture and textiles? Usually they're sent to a landfill to rot or be incinerated. Of course that's not good for the planet. The goal is to create a circular economy where things that are no longer needed can be reused or recycled to be used in a new way or by a different person. That's exactly what our guest today is facilitating with her business. Today's featured sustainable brown girl is May Al-Karooni a Middle-Eastern woman living in the UK, and founder of Globechain, the biggest ESG reuse marketplace worldwide. On a mission to divert 100 million tonnes of waste from landfill by 2025, Globechain is helping businesses become leaders in circular economy through reuse. In this episode we talk about: - How Globechain is helping businesses divert waste - Why a circular economy is important - How businesses can be more conscious about their waste Support Globechain: www.globechain.com https://www.instagram.com/weareglobechain/ https://www.instagram.com/globechain/ https://twitter.com/globechain Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/o8EbdHmCzHY Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!

    57| Making the restaurant industry more sustainable with Julietta Gamboa, founder of Gaea Solutions

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 33:14

    Today's featured sustainable brown girl is Julietta Gamboa, the owner of Gaea Solutions Inc, a company with the mission to reduce the output of waste generated by the restaurant industry. To achieve this, Julietta works with restaurants to develop efficient strategies and habits within establishments to ensure sustainable growth for years to come. In this episode we talk about: - sustainable options for food packaging - the most wasteful practices in the restaurant industry - how restaurants can divert waste - how food industry waste impacts its immediate environment and community - how consumers can encourage restaurants to be more sustainable Support Gaea Solutions: https://gaeasustainable.com/ https://www.instagram.com/gaeasolutions/ Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!

    56| How to start a low waste lifestyle and why sustainable goods cost more with Alex Gamboa Grand, Way of Being co-founder

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 51:26

    When we transition to a low waste lifestyle, we often look around our homes and see several areas that could use improvement; such as replacing disposable paper towels with reusables, trading disposables razors for a metal one, or trying beauty products with better ingredients and packaging. It can be overwhelming but it helps to remember that using and reusing what we have is the most sustainable option. When it's time to make the switch, do your research, take your time, and try to support small or woman of color owned businesses. Today's featured Sustainable Brown Girl is Alex Gamboa Grand, the co-founder of Way of Being, a low waste shop located in Portland, Oregon and online. By offering a variety of low waste products and guides, Way of Being is helping us be more intentional on our sustainable journeys. We talk about: How Way of Being was started Why sustainable goods cost more Ways to transition to a low waste lifestyle Alex's favorite low waste products Successes and challenges as a sustainable business owner Support Way of Being: Website: https://wayofbeing.co/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wayofbeing.co/ Watch the full video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/iZJP3euvu1E Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!

    55| Global Recycling Day Tips from Keep Newnan Beautiful Affiliate + Running for Local Office Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 30:37

    It's Global Recycling Day! I'm not sure how popular this "holiday" is, but I want to take this opportunity to share a conversation that I had on my local radio show with the director of Keep Newnan Beautiful - a local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful in my hometown of Newnan, GA. In this episode, I share a portion of the interview where we talk about recycling myths and local recycling tips. As you're listening to this, keep in mind that recycling protocol varies from city to city and state to state, so please research your local recycling guidelines. Big thanks to Wren for sponsoring this episode. Go to Wren.co to calculate your carbon footprint and offset it by funding climate-positive projects. If you're interested in running for local office, here are some resources to help! Run for Something - Supporting candidates under 40: https://runforsomething.net/run/ Elevate: Campaign Training for People with Disabilities: https://ncil.org/elevate/ Get Her Elected: https://www.getherelected.com/ Vote Mama: https://www.votemama.org/ Keep Newnan Beautiful: https://www.keepnewnanbeautiful.org/ Keep America Beautiful: https://kab.org/ Watch the video interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/hMPl3_t-wZM Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!

    54| Transitioning businesses and homes to zero waste with Ushma Pandya, co-founder of Think Zero

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 46:12

    Today's featured sustainable brown girl is Ushma Pandya, co-founder of Think Zero LLC, a consultancy offering waste reduction and diversion services to businesses and homes. Before the term "zero waste" was trendy, Ushma was raising awareness about consumption and waste with her schoolmates and work colleagues. Before we get into the interview with Ushma, let's discuss the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. Here's a great reference article breaking down the IPCC report: https://www.wri.org/insights/ipcc-report-2022-climate-impacts-adaptation-vulnerability Big thanks to Wren for sponsoring this episode. Go to Wren.co to calculate your carbon footprint and offset it by funding climate-positive projects. Visit Think Zero website: https://www.thinkzerollc.com/ Follow Think Zero on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thinkzerollc/ Follow Think Zero Home on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thinkzerohome/ Follow Ushma on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ditchthewaste/ Watch the video interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nZNFDvol0Zk Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!

    53| Making the entertainment industry and productions more sustainable with Jennifer Sandoval of Earth Angel Sets

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 43:44

    I'm sure we all love watching movies or binging our favorite shows, but have you ever thought about how much waste is produced on a production set? After a production wraps, bulldozers plow through custom made sets, leaving half-empty plastic water bottles behind. Diesel generators power empty trailers, and tons of props go straight into dumpsters. Not to mention, hazardous chemicals being dumped who knows where. The idea of sustainability is infiltrating nearly every industry, including the entertainment industry. Today's featured sustainable brown girl, Jennifer Sandoval, the Eco Supervisor for Earth Angel, a sustainable production service. Earth Angel works with tv & film production sets to develop sustainable practices that will reduce the environmental impact of the entertainment industry. Earth Angel Sets: https://www.earthangelsets.com/ Follow Earth Angel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/earthangelsets/ Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!

    52| Aja Barber on being a citizen before a consumer, how exploited countries can recover from colonialism, and maintaining ethics as a sustainable influencer

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 43:12

    Within the sustainability community, we talk a lot about reduce the amount of things that we are consuming. Overconsumption has led to overfilled landfills, a depletion of natural resources, and let's admit it, credit card debt. Our guest today is Aja Barber, author of Consumed: The Need for Collective Change, Colonialism, Climate Change, and Consumerism. I would quickly describe it as a call for change from consumers and corporations to think about how they buy and sell. I would really encourage you to read or listen to the book because it's so much deeper than that. Aja talks about how Black American slaves were environmentalists and stewards of the earth, how colonialism has destroyed countries in the global south, and how we can shift our destructive habits as consumers. I would highly recommend that you read Aja's book. If you're an audiobook person, check out Libro.fm - a platform that allows you to buy audiobooks from local bookstores in the US and Canada. Click the link below to sign up and use code CHOOSEINDIE for a free audiobook with a new membership (*affiliate link). Sign up for Libro.fm: https://tidd.ly/35m6CnA Other options for purchasing Aja's book: Bookshop.org, Thriftbooks.com, and Betterworldbooks.com Follow Aja on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajabarber/ Visit Aja's website: https://www.ajabarber.com/ Book that Aja mentioned: The Business of Less by Roland Geyer Watch the full video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/n0lnZc_Qsb8 Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!

    51| Diversifying the Gardening Space with Colah B Tawkin of Black in the Garden Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 51:51

    As a budding gardener myself, I realize how important it is to have representation in the horticultural space (as EVERY space needs adequate representation). Today's featured sustainable brown girl is doing exactly that with her podcast Black in the Garden. Colah B Tawkin is comedian, life-long nature lover, and host of the Black in the Garden podcast. Using her extensive horticultural knowledge, her endless love for Black people, and her keen ability to teach in a spirit of joy and kinship, she has built a village of Soil Cousins and is taking up space in the plant industry! Watch the full interview with Colah on YouTube: https://youtu.be/vd13ba-8WMA In this episode we talk about: - How Colah's gardening journey began - Why she started Black in the Garden - Helping people get over their fears of gardening & crafty tips of keeping costs low - Colah's new tree planting project - Underground Arborist - Colah's horticultural & environmental heroes (Wangari Maathai, Jessica Nabongo, Hellah Sidbe) Follow Colah B Tawkin & Black in the Garden: https://blkinthegarden.com/ https://www.undergroundarborist.org/ https://www.instagram.com/blackinthegarden https://www.facebook.com/Blackinthegarden/ Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!

    50| I was invited to run for local office [storytime]

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 26:48

    That's right. I received a text message from GA Dems saying that they are looking for candidates in my conservative county in Georgia to run for local office. Here's the story of how I was contacted, what happened at the initial interest meeting, and how I'm going to proceed. If you're interested in running for local office, here are some resources to help! Run for Something - Supporting candidates under 40: https://runforsomething.net/run/ Elevate: Campaign Training for People with Disabilities: https://ncil.org/elevate/ Get Her Elected: https://www.getherelected.com/ Vote Mama: https://www.votemama.org/ Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!

    49| Raising eco-conscious children & cloth diapering them with Lacie Wever, Teach Go Green

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 37:57

    It's baby season! I'm just kidding, babies are always being born, but today we're talking about raising eco-conscious children. I'm not a mom yet, although I've been trying to be for a few years now, but that's a topic for another day. But when I am a mom, I know that I want to be as eco-friendly as possible. I'm talking mainly second-hand clothes (cuz who wants to spend top dollar for something they'll wear for 3 months?), minimal plastic toys, and cloth diapering. There's somewhat of a debate within the environmentalist community about if having children is a good decision when the planet is not in the best condition. Some people don't think we should be adding more human life that will use resources from Mother Earth. I understand that argument, but having and raising children is a special part of life. While we all have an impact on this planet just by being alive, we can make better choices about how we live and raise our kids to be eco-conscious so that they have less of an impact. Today's featured sustainable brown girl is Lacie Wever, an environmental educator and the creator of the Teach Go Green blog. As a wife and mom of two, Lacie is passionate about educating parents to make eco-friendly choices for their families. We talk about: - How Lacie's sustainable journey began - What it means to be an eco-parent - Cloth diapering - Ways to be more eco-friendly with kids Check out Lacie's Blog, Teach Go Green: https://teachgogreen.com/ Follow Teach Go Green on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachgogreen/ Get Lacie's cloth diapering guide on the Teach Go Green website! Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    48| Inviting Black people to see tea differently with Shanae Jones, founder of Ivy's Tea Co

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 43:07

    Today's featured sustainable brown girl is Shanae Jones, founder of Ivy's Tea Co., a pop culture and Hip-Hop inspired holistic health brand. Inspiring people to drink tea like an adult through creating trap music inspired loose leaf organic tea blends, Shanae aims to change the way we see tea drinkers and the way tea drinkers see themselves. In this episode, we talk about Why Shane started Ivy's Tea Co How Black people think about tea How drinking loose leaf tea can save the environment Ivy's Tea Co collaboration with Buy From a Black Woman and H&M Tips for small business owners Shop Ivy's Tea Co: https://www.ivystea.com/ Follow Ivy's Tea Co on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivysteaco/ Follow Shanae on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shanaedidgood/ Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    47| Vegan vs. Plant-Based and the Environmental Harms of Animal Agriculture with Ariel Green

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 29:29

    It is the end of January, the end of the first month of a new year. It's also the end of Veganuary, a challenge that takes place in January to encourage people to be vegan. I know many people have set resolutions to be more sustainable in different ways, and one of my new year's resolutions is to eat more plant-based meals. In this episode I'll talk more about veganism and plant-based diets that people within the sustainability community partake in and have conversations around. This episode will explore: the environmental impacts of animal agriculture the differences between vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, and pescatarian Ariel's history with vegetarianism and veganism Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl Featured partner: Hive Hive is an online marketplace that stocks planet-friendly food, wellness, and household basics. Search for products by category like vegan or fair trade, or search for brands that support causes like the environment or ending poverty and hunger. They have something for everyone - whether you're a vegan or omnivore. Use code sustainablebrowngirl for free shipping on your first order of $40 or more. *I will receive a small commission for each purchase using the above link or code. Thank you for your support! Sources: EPA 2019 Sources of Greenhouse Gases: https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions Visual Capitalist Greenhouse gas emissions break down: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/cp/a-global-breakdown-of-greenhouse-gas-emissions-by-sector/ Gro Intelligence: https://gro-intelligence.com/insights/saving-the-planet-and-your-big-mac-too UN climate-change report calls for change to human diet: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02409-7

    46| Ethical Fashion and the Impact of Globalization with Maithreyi Ramdas, People Heart Planet Co-Founder

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 35:21

    Today's episode is all about ethical fashion. Ethical fashion is the direct opposite of fast fashion. Ethical fashion is garment design, production, and distribution that focuses on reducing harm to people and the planet. Maithreyi Ramdas is the Co-Founder of People Heart Planet, an online ethical shopping platform that makes it easier for people to discover and shop fair trade and sustainable brands. Maithreyi is a social entrepreneur, a passionate advocate for animal welfare and the environment. Today we'll be talking about how to tell the difference between labels like ethical, sustainable, vegan, and organic and how People Heart Planet makes it easier to shop these brands. Plus we discuss the effects of globalization on the fashion industry. Visit the People Heart Planet website: www.peopleheartplanet.com Follow on IG: https://www.instagram.com/peopleheartplanet/ Like on FB: https://www.facebook.com/peopleheartplanet This episode is sponsored by Greenhouse Mercantile. Check out Greenhouse Mercantile for curated goods from local artists, black-owned businesses and fair-trade products. Visit https://www.greenhousemercantile.com/ to work with Kenya on building your capsule wardrobe or turning your home into a sanctuary with interior design. Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl Watch the video podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6asx9_ZCmD4 Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    45| Healthier Menstrual Cycles for Body + Planet with Moonly Organics Founder Kamaria McMillian

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 46:37

    Today we're getting into a taboo topic - feminine hygiene. Ewww gross, periods!! I know, I know. I felt this way for a long time. In most societies, we're conditioned to believe that menstrual cycles are something to be embarrassed about or something that should be hidden and not discussed. But Nearly half of the Earth's population has, will have, or has had a menstrual cycle. It's what brings life to this planet, and it should be celebrated, or at the very least not treated like the plague. Since I've been environmentally conscious, I've examined every part of my lifestyle to see how I can be the most eco-friendly. I often encourage people to do a trash audit when they are first starting on their sustainable journey to see what kinds of things that are throwing away frequently. I'm sure most menstruating people would notice a bunch of pad or tampon wrappers in the trash every month. To learn more about this topic, today I'm talking to Kamaria McMillian, a black woman, a fellow Atlanta-native and owner of Moonly Organics, a naturally-derived feminine care line dedicated to ending the stigma that often surrounds feminine hygiene. Kamaria educates her followers on the harmful ingredients in traditional feminine care products and encourages us to embrace each phase of our divine femininity. Check out Moonly Organics website: https://www.moonlyorganics.com/ Follow Moonly Organics on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moonlyorganics/ Donate to Sustainable Brown Girl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablebrowngirl This episode is sponsored by Greenhouse Mercantile and Ana Luisa jewelry. Check out Greenhouse Mercantile for curated goods from local artists, black-owned businesses and fair-trade products. Visit https://www.greenhousemercantile.com/ to work with Kenya on building your capsule wardrobe or turning your home into a sanctuary with interior design. I'm a big fan of Ana Luisa, their pieces start at $39, and they are currently running the biggest sale of the year. You can get 60% off on the second item by clicking here: https://shop.analuisa.com/ariel Watch the video podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/NLxm8otsbm8 Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/ Reference: Global Citizen - Which Period Products are Better for the Environment?

    44| Common Sustainability Terms Defined in an Easy to Understand Way with Ariel Green

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 32:29

    I think a good way to kick off this new year is with a little education. On this podcast, me and my guests often use terms without clearly defining them, assuming the audience understands all the lingo used around sustainability. So today I'm going to try my best to easily explain some of the common words that you will hear on this show and within this community. Get your notebooks and pencils, and grab a snack because we're going back to school. This episode is sponsored by Greenhouse Mercantile and Ana Luisa jewelry. Check out Greenhouse Mercantile for curated goods from local artists, black-owned businesses and fair-trade products. Visit https://www.greenhousemercantile.com/ to work with Kenya on building your capsule wardrobe or turning your home into a sanctuary with interior design. I'm a big fan of Ana Luisa, their pieces start at $39, and they are currently running the biggest sale of the year. You can get 60% off on the second item by clicking here: https://shop.analuisa.com/ariel Watch the video podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/miTHHymvWO0 Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    43 | Be more sustainable in 2022 | Last year's recap & new goals

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 30:59

    It's a new year, and it's the perfect time for a fresh start with our sustainable goals. In this episode, I recap some of my wins and fails on my continuous journey of trying to be more sustainable in 2021. I also share some tips to help you along in your sustainable journey in 2022. This episode is sponsored by Greenhouse Mercantile and Ana Luisa jewelry. Check out Greenhouse Mercantile for curated goods from local artists, black-owned businesses and fair-trade products. Visit https://www.greenhousemercantile.com/ to work with Kenya on building your capsule wardrobe or turning your home into a sanctuary with interior design. I'm a big fan of Ana Luisa, their pieces start at $39, and they are currently running the biggest sale of the year. You can get 60% off on the second item by clicking here: https://shop.analuisa.com/ariel Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    42| Planning a Sustainable Holiday Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 29:20

    We are officially in the holiday season. By now, I'm sure most people have at least started shopping and some may already have crossed everything off their lists. Festive decorations are up and holiday music is playing. For some, this is the most wonderful time of the year. For others, it's anxiety inducing. I'm part of the latter group. The holiday season was never a big deal when I was growing up - we didn't put up a tree and didn't exchange very many gifts. Christmas was very simple for my family. Since I've married into a family that goes hard for Christmas, I've had to meet certain expectations. Now that I'm a sustainable brown girl, it's getting more and more difficult to blindly participate in the festivities. Mainly because there is so much overconsumption and waste surrounding the holiday season. So this episode is for all of my fellow sustainable girls and guys who are looking for ways to enjoy the holiday season without compromising their values. This episode is sponsored by Greenhouse Mercantile and Ana Luisa jewelry. Check out Greenhouse Mercantile for curated goods from local artists, black-owned businesses and fair-trade products. Visit https://www.greenhousemercantile.com/ to work with Kenya on building your capsule wardrobe or turning your home into a sanctuary with interior design. I'm a big fan of Ana Luisa, their pieces start at $39, and they are currently running the biggest sale of the year. You can get 60% off on the second item by clicking here: https://shop.analuisa.com/ariel Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    41| Small business chat with Kenya Brantley, lifestyle store owner & interior decorator at Greenhouse Mercantile

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 28:21

    This week, we're keeping it local and I'm having a conversation with the owner of a shop in my hometown of Newnan, Georgia. I love speaking to small business owners, especially those who are women of color, because it takes a lot to start a business, not to mention a brick and mortar and I think it's so interesting to hear their stories. A couple of weeks ago I talked about the importance of supporting local businesses, a few reasons being that it helps build the local economy - it's estimated that for every $100 spent at a local business, about $68 stays within the community. The owners are our neighbors, so we know that they care about the community and are invested in its future. Also, supporting local businesses is good for the environment, because they often have smaller carbon footprints than large corporations. Needless to say, I'm really excited to sit down with Kenya and speak with her about Greenhouse Mercantile, all of the services she offers, and her experience with being a business owner in downtown Newnan. Support Greenhouse Mercantile: greenhousemercantile.com facebook.com/greenhousemercantile instagram.com/greenhousemercantile Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl Watch the video interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/az0tIMij7lo

    40| Getting involved in your community with Donnie Monk, Ecothot co-founder

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 20:29

    This week I want to talk about how we can all get more involved within environmentalism and sustainability. I talk a lot about individual action, like using a reusable water bottle, taking shorter showers, and reducing your waste. Those things are great and it's a good place to start when thinking about your carbon footprint, but after a while, you may feel like you've peaked. Donnie Monk is a recent college graduate with a degree in environmental studies. She's currently the neighborhood planner in Syracuse, New York, and has organized several environmental outreach programs in her community that have been a great success and have even been supported by the mayor of Syracuse. Listen in as Donnie and I talk about how she organizes these programs. Follow Donnie online: www.earthlydonnie.com https://www.instagram.com/earthlydonnie https://www.instagram.com/ecothot Watch the video interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/OFdxgph7b0U Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    39| Sustainable Activism: ways to get involved online, offline, and in your community

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 29:05

    In this episode, we'll hear from past podcast guests about how to get involved in activism in ways that are comfortable for you. We will hear from the following Sustainable Brown Girls: Raya Salter - Episode 10: The relationship between climate & racial justice with Raya Salter, Energy & Climate Justice Lawyer Donnie Monk - Episode 40: Getting involved in your community with Donnie Monk, Ecothot co-founder Lashanti Jupp - Episode 24: A day in the life of a marine conservationist with host of Siren Sundays Jasmine Sanders - Episode 31: Effects of climate change on people of color & how to make a difference Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    38| Supporting BIPOC Sustainable Businesses with Akua Yamoah Opoku

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 25:27

    The holidays are quickly approaching and I'm sure many of us have started to think about the gifts that we want to get our loved ones. If your goal is to support more businesses of color this season, then this show will be perfect for you. Today's featured sustainable brown girl is Akua Yamoah Opoku, a Ghanaian-American woman with a dream to leave her planet better than she found it. She is committed to helping newbies in low waste and minimalist living, transition to a lifestyle that they love that is also good for the planet. Akua supports her community through providing a BIPOC sustainable business list, a blog of her experiences and knowledge, and a weekly newsletter with encouragement and resources. Learn more about the BIPOC sustainable business list: https://akuayamoahopoku.ck.page/0d769082de Follow Akua on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/akuayamoahopoku/ Follow Akua on TikTok: @akuayamoahopoku Subscribe to Akua's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq46etTaheGPr87b4S-VQxw Watch the video interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/fnXTxKUtLoM Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    37| What is clean energy and how Black women can get involved with Chandra Farley of The Good Energy Project

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 42:16

    When it comes to causes of climate change, oil and gas, or methods of energy production are some of the biggest contributors to the warming of the planet. An important talking point at COP26, as well as any time climate change is discussed, is the necessity for us to move from using fossil fuels for energy, to using clean and renewable forms of energy. Today's guest is Chandra Farley, the founder of The Good Energy Project, a movement to get black women involved in clean energy. Chandra is experienced in developing community-centered strategies to advance energy equity. I'll be talking to Chandra about what exactly clean energy is, some things Georgia is doing around clean energy, and how we can all make better decisions about how we use and think about energy. Follow The Good Energy Project on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/goodenergy_project/ Follow Chandra on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chandraresolves/ Visit the Good Energy Project website: https://www.goodenergyproject.org Follow Chandra on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chandrafarley Follow Chandra on Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/chandrafarley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SBG Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ SBG on IG: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ SBG on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMTYdJ87UUbMxgkx_WwNzag SBG Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    36| What's happening at COP26, the UN's Climate Change Summit 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 29:12

    This week is a big one in regards to environmental news. COP26 kicked off on Monday November 1 in Glasgow, Scotland. COP26 is a global United Nations summit about climate change and how countries are planning to tackle it. COP stands for Conference of the Parties, and will be attended by countries that signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - a treaty agreed in 1994. The 2021 meeting will be the 26th meeting which is why it's called COP26. The summit is widely regarded as humanity's last and best chance to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. COP26 will be going on until November 12, so there's still much to be discussed, but let's talk about a few things that have happened thus far.

    Tips to Reducing Food Waste with Elise Smith of Winnie's Bakery

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 28:16

    With Halloween coming this weekend and the holidays quickly approaching, I think now is a good time to talk about ways to prevent food waste. Pumpkins are the universal symbol of autumn and are a popular decor item in millions of households. In fact, according to the USDA, an estimated 2 billion pounds of pumpkins are grown in the United States each year, and about two thirds are trashed rather than being eaten or composted. Keeping food out of the landfill is crucial to fighting climate change. You see, when Halloween pumpkins and other food waste makes it to the landfill, they release methane gas, a harmful greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. In this episode I'll be talking about a few ways in which we can put those Halloween pumpkins to good use and prevent food waste in general. We're also going to be hearing from Elise Smith, a black woman who is the founder of Winnie's Bakery. When baking delicious treats for Winnie's Bakery, Elise strives to use sustainable ingredients and prefers to buy local, organic, and fairly-sourced goods as often as possible. Elise will be sharing some tips about how to reduce food waste in the kitchen later on in the show. Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Subscribe to Sustainable Brown Girl on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMTYdJ87UUbMxgkx_WwNzag Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/ Save 10% on your first purchase at EarthHero.com with code SUSTAINABLEBROWNGIRL (can't be used on sale items, can't be paired with other coupons, can't be used on Gift Cards, TerraCycle boxes, Zeal Optics, Bumbleride or Naturepedic products). By using this promotion, I receive a bit of commission which goes towards keeping us on the air. Shop here: https://earthhero.com/?ref=sustainablebrowngirl Learn more at sustainablebrowngirl.com/radio

    Climate change will affect people of color first & hardest (Radio Ep 003)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 28:50

    It's becoming very apparent that climate change is real and immediate. For example, this past summer, there were record-breaking heat waves and droughts in the Western part of the US. Hurricane Henry made its way to New York, causing record rainfall and flooding of the city. Last winter there was a freak snow storm and extreme cold weather causing power outages for over a week in Texas. And last year California experienced record breaking wildfires. To be exact, 5 out of California's 10 worst fires happened in 2020. At this point, there's no doubt that climate change is real and immediate as the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rises, the temperature of the earth also rises. Of course, the temperature of the earth has always fluctuated, but the rate at which it has risen in the last 200 years is significantly high. While climate change will affect every living being on this planet in one way or another, according to an article published by Princeton University titled Racial Disparities and Climate Change, it says, “Climate change disproportionately affects those who suffer from socioeconomic inequalities, including many people of color”. In today's episode, I talk about how communities of color are among the first and hardest hit by the effects of climate change. Save 10% on your first purchase at EarthHero.com with code SUSTAINABLEBROWNGIRL (can't be used on sale items, can't be paired with other coupons, can't be used on Gift Cards, TerraCycle boxes, Zeal Optics, Bumbleride or Naturepedic products). By using this promotion, I receive a bit of commission which goes towards keeping us on the air. Shop here: https://earthhero.com/?ref=sustainablebrowngirl Learn more at sustainablebrowngirl.com/radio

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and the other forgotten Rs (Radio Ep 002)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 29:39

    We've all heard that slogan, right? “Reduce, reuse, recycle”. These are known as the 3R's of waste management or sustainability, but there are several more Rs that can be considered when trying to limit your waste and avoid sending unnecessary trash to the landfill. Although there isn't a formal consensus on which Rs are the true frontrunners of sustainability, or even how many should be included, I've chosen 8Rs that I think should be considered in an eco-friendly lifestyle. Save 10% on your first purchase at EarthHero.com with code SUSTAINABLEBROWNGIRL (can't be used on sale items, can't be paired with other coupons, can't be used on Gift Cards, TerraCycle boxes, Zeal Optics, Bumbleride or Naturepedic products). By using this promotion, I receive a bit of commission which goes towards keeping us on the air. Shop here: https://earthhero.com/?ref=sustainablebrowngirl Learn more at sustainablebrowngirl.com/radio

    Starting a Sustainable Lifestyle - Tips from Women of Color (Radio Ep 001)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 29:59

    Sustainable Brown Girl is now being played on a local radio station in Newnan, GA. In the first episode airing this week, we're talking about how to be more sustainable everyday. I've incorporated clips from the first two seasons of the podcast in which I asked guests how anyone can be more sustainable. So much valuable information was shared that I made an entire episode to help people just starting on their eco-friendly journey. Save 10% on your first purchase at EarthHero.com with code SUSTAINABLEBROWNGIRL (can't be used on sale items, can't be paired with other coupons, can't be used on Gift Cards, TerraCycle boxes, Zeal Optics, Bumbleride or Naturepedic products). By using this promotion, I receive a bit of commission which goes towards keeping us on the air. Learn more at sustainablebrowngirl.com/radio

    31| Effects of climate change on communities of color & how to make a difference with Jasmine Sanders

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 49:52

    When I think about the impending doom that climate change will inevitably bring in the coming years, and the effects that we have already begun to see, it makes me nervous. Individual action is great, but climate change needs to be addressed on a mass scale. We need people educating the public and pressuring politicians to enact sustainable policies. And today's featured sustainable brown girl is doing just that. Jasmine Sanders (@jazzyclimate is a climate scientist, strategist and advocate. She is the Executive Director of Our Climate, which is a climate change advocacy organization that uplifts young people to make a global impact on a grassroots level. Jasmine strives to raise awareness to the intersecting effects of climate change and the communities of color who are disproportionately affected. Follow Jasmine on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jazzyclimate Twitter: @jazzyclimate Our Climate website: https://ourclimate.us/ Articles: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2020/09/18/climate-change-hurricane-laura-sally-louisiana-migrants-column/3478995001/ Juneteenth blog post: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/post/juneteenth-let-s-talk-about-how-climate-change-affects-black-communities Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Subscribe to Sustainable Brown Girl on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMTYdJ87UUbMxgkx_WwNzag Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    Creating a Business in Circular Fashion with Wear Em Out Tees & Designer Accessory Adoption

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 47:12

    You may have heard the term fast fashion, which refers to the design, manufacturing and marketing of rapidly produced high volumes of clothing, usually made with low quality materials and sold for a cheap price. This method of fashion encourages quick turnover of clothing which produces more textile waste, pollution, and unsafe work environments for garment workers. It's estimated that Americans generate 16 million tons of textile waste per year, about 85% of which is sent to landfill or incinerated. Clothes donated to thrift stores and charity shops will often send unwanted clothing overseas, usually to East African and Southeast Asian countries. When these countries receive such large amounts of secondhand garments, it reduces the demand for locally made clothing, which is harmful to their economy, So, what can we do to prevent clothing waste? Well, to start, we can reduce the amount of clothing that we are purchasing. Opt to buy clothing that has a classic design that can be worn for many years. Take better care of your clothing - wash them less and repair any defects that happen from normal wear and tear. Shop secondhand when you do need a new item of clothing. Or if shop with companies that use recycled materials or are environmentally aware when creating new garments. When a piece of clothing has reached the end of it's life or you no longer need it, if it's in good condition, donate to someone who will give it new life, recycle it responsibly or reuse it in some way around your home. And that is what we call circular fashion. In todays episode, we're talking with two sustainable brown girls who have created businesses in circular fashion by repurposing and reselling unwanted clothing and accessories. Our first guest is Camille Lee, the owner of Wear Em Out Tees, an online shop selling upcycled t-shirts for the environmentally conscious consumer. The brand is all about pre-loved fashion, landfill diversion and circular fashion. Our second guest is Endia Henry, owner of Designer Accessory Adoption, an online boutique for pre-owned designer items. Through her shop and providing style advice, Endia's mission is to make high quality luxury and contemporary accessories attainable for more people. We'll be talking to each sustainable brown girl about how and why they started their business around circular fashion. Wear Em Out Tees Website: www.wearemouttees.com Follow WEOT on IG: https://www.instagram.com/wearemouttees/ Follow WEOT on FB: https://www.facebook.com/wearemouttees Designer Accessory Adoption Website: https://daaconsignment.com/ Follow DAA on IG: https://www.instagram.com/designeraccessoryadoption/ Subscribe to DAA on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvq2XdxORLbDstdTrIdOBcA Follow DAA on FB: https://www.facebook.com/DAAConsignment SBG Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ SBG on IG: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ SBG on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMTYdJ87UUbMxgkx_WwNzag SBG Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    29| Pros and Cons of Purchasing an Electric Vehicle with Brittany Idleburg of Live Life Electrified

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 52:20

    According to Earthjustice.org, transportation is the largest source of climate pollution in the US. Gas vehicles release air pollutants and emissions that not only harm the environment, but also are detrimental to our health by causing asthma, bronchitis and cancer. The best solution to reduce carbon emissions from vehicles is to shift to electric. When we think of electric vehicles, Tesla is probably the first that comes to mind. However, more and more electric options are entering the market on a frequent basis. And it's not just limited to cars. California is aiming to transition to 100% electric public buses by 2040, and in 2019 the first electric fire truck was introduced. But, everything comes at a cost. Not just financially, but also environmentally. In the manufacturing process, electric vehicles will produce more global warming emissions than the average gasoline vehicle, because electric cars' large lithium-ion batteries require a lot of materials and energy to build. However, electric vehicles make up for their higher manufacturing emissions within eighteen months of driving — and continue to outperform gasoline cars until the end of their lives. So in the long run, electric does come out on top. And as for the perceived higher price tag... well, electric isn't necessarily more expensive. There are plenty of affordable options for those of us on a budget. In this episode we'll be talking all about electric vehicles with Brittany Idleburg, the creator behind the Live Life Electrified blog. In 2017, Brittany and her husband bought their first electric vehicle, a Tesla Model S. Since then, Brittany has begun sharing her experience as an EV owner while dispelling myths about electric vehicles and encouraging others to go electric. - - - - - - - - - - Visit the Live Life Electrified Blog: www.livelifeelectrified.com Follow Brittany on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livelifeelectrified Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Subscribe to Sustainable Brown Girl on YouTube: https://youtu.be/33tDa77yU58 Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/ Earth Justice Org: https://earthjustice.org/features/electric-vehicles-explainer

    28| What's coming in season 3 & how climate change affects Black communities

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 12:57

    It's season three of the Sustainable Brown Girl podcast and I'm so excited to be back! Thank you to all of the people who've been here since the beginning when the podcast launched last year in June of 2020. Your support is so greatly appreciated. Also welcome to the new people who may just be joining us today. In this episode, I talk about what's new with Sustainable Brown Girl, what to expect this season, and we talk about how climate change affects Black communities. Juneteenth blog post: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/post/juneteenth-let-s-talk-about-how-climate-change-affects-black-communities Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Subscribe to Sustainable Brown Girl on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMTYdJ87UUbMxgkx_WwNzag Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    27| Combatting Eco-Anxiety with Alejandra Dueñas, a Holistic Health Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 46:47

    As you may have noticed from listening to a few episodes of this podcast, I try to keep the topics light because sustainability and environmentalism can be very heavy and it's easy to feel the weight of the world on your shoulders with all of the information that we have access to about the state of the environment. So while we do discuss topics that are serious, I always try to end on a lighter note, and that's exactly what we're doing today. Being in the environmental space and understanding the implications of our everyday habits, as well as the 100 corporations that contribute 71% of global emissions, that knowledge can weigh heavily on us. As important as it is for us to advocate for the planet, it's also important for us to take care of ourselves and our mental health. Alejandra Dueñas is a Peruvian native living in Colorado. She is a holistic life coach with over 10 years of experience in the topic of self-growth, self-development, and spirituality. Alejandra is the founder of the signature life coaching program, the 3C's Method, a program aimed at helping women heal from trauma, toxic patterns, and mental/emotional wounds in order to take back control of their lives with consistency and control. Alejandra's mission is to elevate human consciousness through the process of healing mental addiction, living in the present moment, and tapping into your soul's purpose. We'll be talking to Alejandra about how to combat eco-anxiety when you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders. Follow Alejandra on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alejandraduenas_/ Get the FREE Workshop on Healing Anxiety, Depression, and Overthinking: https://thenow-holistics.activehosted.com/f/7 Interested in learning more about the 3C's Method? Check out Alejandra's Instagram and apply for a Discovery Call via link in her bio. **As season 2 of the sustainable brown girl podcast draws to a close, I want to thank everyone for listening and reviewing and sharing the podcast. It's always appreciated. New episodes will begin airing in the summer, so do follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date. Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    26| Advocating for Prison Reform through Sustainable Fashion with Kimberly McGlonn, Grant Blvd Founder

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 27:16

    Sustainability is not just about what we can do for the planet, it's also about what we can do for the humans living on it. Many brands claim to care about social justice issues, but few actually incorporate it into their mission. What we love about today's guest is that not only is she creating a sustainable fashion brand, but she also uses her platform to advocate for prison reform. Today's featured sustainable brown girl is Kimberly McGlonn, founder of Grant Blvd, a sustainable apparel brand. Kimberly is a defender of civil and human rights, which is supported by Grant Blvd's mission to make clothes that are stylish, while centering on an approach to design within the fight for justice and reform. Grant Blvd 15% off coupon code: SustainableBrownGirl Valid March 8th- April 1st 2021 Shop Grant Blvd: www.grantblvd.com Follow GB on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grantblvd/?hl=en Follow Kimberly on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimberlymcglonn/?hl=en Watch the video interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/8-sIPwJs5Gg Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    25| Creating a Sustainable Dining Routine with Pallavi Pande, Founder of DTOCS Palm Leaf Plates

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 24:55

    We all know by now that single use plastics are bad for the environment. So we typically stay away from things like straws, plastic silverware, and plastic, paper, or Styrofoam tableware. However, you may be having an event where you need to use disposable tableware and you want to make the most eco-friendly choice. In today's podcast episode we're talking with Pallavi Pande, founder @dtocsplates, a brand that makes environmentally friendly disposable tableware. DTOCS tableware is made from naturally fallen palm leaves. They are chemical free, plastic free, compostable, microwave safe, elegant and single use disposable. The brand employs a majority female workforce and part of the proceeds from sales go towards improving education for the poor local communities in India. DTOCS plates and tableware are made with a focus on quality that makes them a great fit for your daily use as well as weddings and special events. Find DTOCS online: Website- www.dtocs.com Dtocs linkedin- https://www.linkedin.com/company/57414687/admin/ Fb group- https://www.facebook.com/groups/610529692905763 Fb page- https://www.facebook.com/dtocsplates Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dtocsplates/ Tiktok- https://www.tiktok.com/@dtocsplates Keep up with Sustainable Brown Girl: Watch the video interview on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/dhYwAR-zj4Q Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    24| A Day in the life of a Marine Conservationist with Lashanti Jupp, Host of Siren Sundays

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 26:57

    In the sustainability community, we often talk about the effects of climate change, particularly on the earth's oceans. As temperatures rise, so will sea levels. As we continue to rely on massive plastic production, there will soon be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Protecting and preserving our seas is more important than ever. In this week's podcast episode, I chat with Lashanti Jupp, a marine conservationist who was born and raised in the Bahamas. As a recent graduate of University of Cambridge with a Masters of Philosophy in Conservation Leadership, she gained a true passion for empowering local communities through science communication and uses her web series, Siren Sundays, to raise awareness about conservation challenges in the environment for everyday people. Tune in as we talk about what it means to be a marine conservationist and how we can all help protect our oceans. Visit Lashanti's website: https://www.lashantijupp.com/ Follow Lashanti on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lashanti_siren/ Tune in to Siren Sundays on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LashantiTheSiren Watch the video interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0mfCzGSTMb0 Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    23| A Chat with Caeresa Richardson, owner of Gypsy Freedom, a Sustainable Fashion Boutique

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 27:00

    Today's featured sustainable brown girl is Caeresa Richardson, the owner of Gypsy Freedom - Central New York's first sustainable fashion boutique. After spending many years as a corporate engineer Caeresa created Gypsy Freedom to unite style and awareness, making them accessible for the everyday woman. Through her unique perspective, both technical and chic, she empowers women to express their social values through their personal style. Fashion is one of the best ways to represent ourselves and our unique personalities. As someone who is concerned about environmental and social issues, learning about how your clothes are made is important. If been in the sustainability community for a while, you've probably heard the term, fast fashion, which is the mass production of cheap, poor quality, disposable clothing. Some of the top offenders are Forever 21, H&M, and Fashion Nova. There are many problems with the production and lifecycle of these brands, including human rights issues for long working hours and hazardous working conditions, extreme water usage and the dumping of untreated toxic waste waters, as well as the shed of microfibers from synthetic fabrics entering our water streams. In order to avoid supporting fast fashion brands, many people turn to shopping secondhand, or supporting businesses with more ethical practices, like today's guest. Visit Gypsy Freedom online: https://www.shopgypsyfreedom.com/ Follow Gypsy Freedom on Social Media: Instagram: @shopgypsyfreedom Facebook: @shopgypsyfreedom TikTok: @shopgypsyfreedom Watch the video interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/12_EZByFE6A Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    22| Why & How to Transition to a Clean Beauty Routine with Hannah McCall, Clean Beauty for Black Girls Founder

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 29:10

    Reading the ingredient list on the back of a body wash, lotion, or shampoo bottle will have you reaching for Wikipedia. Over the years we've learned about the negative health effects of a poor diet and what we put inside of our body, but what about what we put on it? The average woman uses 12 different beauty products every day, and with most leading brands containing toxic ingredients like parabens, phthalates, and petroleum, our bodies are drinking up chemicals that cause cancer, infertility, and other chronic health problems. It's a little scary, but today's guest will give us some tips on how to transition our beauty routines to incorporate healthier products. Hannah McCall is an educator, a truth-seeker, and motivator to Black women seeking to put their health & success first. She created and founded Clean Beauty for Black Girls to create a platform for Black women to connect, find safer products and support one another. As a fierce champion for justice and the elevation of Black women, she is working to make the connection between the toxins in our everyday products and the health issues affecting Black women on a large scale. Visit the website: cleanbeautyforblackgirls.org Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cleanbeautyforblackgirls Watch the video interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/X9QhMffLftM Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    21| Snapshot of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals with Gwen Lynn, Environmental Scientist & In A Green Minute Host

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 39:26

    Climate change is a multifold, complex issue with many causes and effects. It's a global crisis that the entire world must work together to face. In today's episode, we chat with Gwen Lynn, Environmental Scientist and Founder of In A Green Minute Environmental Safety Science Consultants. We dive into a few of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which are a call to action for all countries around the world to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. A few of these goals include ending poverty and hunger, better education, clean water & energy, and climate action. The UN set a date of 2030 to achieve these goals, which may seem ambitious to some, but with at the rate economic inequality and natural disasters are growing, we have no choice but to escalate solving these issues. #envision2030 Tune in to the podcast to learn more about these Sustainable Development Goals and how we can make an impact. Subscribe to Gwen's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCik1JEc3Bvo8h5pkPFvC_Bw Follow Gwen on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inagreenminute/ Follow Gwen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/inagreenminute Follow Gwen on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inagreenminute60 Follow Gwen on TikTok: @inagreenminute Read Gwen's Greenpeace article: https://greenpeacefund.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Web-version-GP-Legacy-newsletter-Fall-2020.pdf Discussion References: UN's Sustainable Development Goals: https://sdgs.un.org/goals NASA: https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/#:~:text=Global%20Temperature%20Rise,atmosphere%20and%20other%20human%20activities. GM moving to electric: https://www.gm.com/electric-vehicles.html Watch the video interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/QZU-bJJgIio Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    20| Becoming a Plant Mom to Starting a Garden with Black Girls with Gardens Founder, Jasmine Jefferson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2021 34:33

    Houseplants have made a comeback! Well, I'm not sure they ever fell off, but millennials and gen z are filling their homes with more plants than ever! Another lost skill that's making a comeback, is vegetable gardening. Women of color, and black women in particular, are going back to their roots and growing some of their own. With more of us being at home since the start of the pandemic, many of us have wanted to beautify our spaces with plants, but some of us aren't quite sure how to take care of them... In this episode, we'll be talking to Jasmine Jefferson, the founder of Black Girls with Gardens. In this episode, we talk about how to choose a houseplant for your space, we share some advice on what to consider when starting a garden, and how to use plants in your self care routine. Visit the Black Girls with Gardens website: http://www.blackgirlswithgardens.com/ Follow Black Girls with Gardens on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackgirlswithgardens/ Follow Black Girls with Gardens on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlackGirlsWithGardens - - - - Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    19| New Year, New Goals - 7 Simple Sustainable New Year's Goals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021 9:31

    It's a new year, and it's the perfect time for a fresh start with our sustainable goals. In this video, I share 7 simple sustainable goals that you can incorporate into your life. Reference: Why You Should Quit Recycling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn4ATdRxPUs How to Save the Planet Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/1KzrasExlM5dgMYwgFHns6?si=ret_nBQJR8yx5fSMtmQn7Q All We Can Save: https://amzn.to/3bfoxNE Produce bags: https://amzn.to/2XcUSfO Basic Ass Vegan: https://ashley-renne.myshopify.com/ - - - - - Visit our website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/ Subscribe to the Sustainable Brown Girl YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMTYdJ87UUbMxgkx_WwNzag - - - - - DISCLAIMER: Links included in this description might be affiliate links. If you purchase a product or service with the links provided, I may receive a small commission. There is no additional charge to you! Thank you for supporting Sustainable Brown Girl so we can continue to provide you with amazing content!

    18| Last Minute Sustainable Gift Ideas, What to do with Unwanted Gifts, & Christmas Tree Recycling

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020 14:03

    The holidays are upon us, and during the most consumerist time of year, I'm sharing tips on how to navigate this season while still minimizing your waste and impact to the planet. This is the last episode of 2020 so before we dive into today's topic, I want to take the time to express my gratitude to everyone who has listened to this podcast, left a review, followed us on Instagram, sent an encouraging DM, subscribed to the YouTube channel, and just supported this community in any way. Thank you. I'm looking forward to continuing to grow and being able to share the stories of more sustainable brown girls! See our WOC Small Business Sustainable Gift Guide: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/post/sustainable-brown-girl-holiday-gift-guide Visit our website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/ Subscribe to the Sustainable Brown Girl YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMTYdJ87UUbMxgkx_WwNzag

    17| Clean Body and Home with founders of Butter + Lye and The Green Laundress

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 33:46

    Have you ever looked at the ingredients on the leading beauty or cleaning products? It's a long list of chemicals that most of us struggle to pronounce. Ingredients like parabens, sulfates, and phthalates are commonly found in these products, and although they're approved by the FDA, they are known to disrupt hormones, harm fertility and reproductive organs, and increase the risk of cancer. The US has a long way to go regarding the safety of ingredients included in our beauty products, cleaning products, and food, but that's a topic for another day. Today we're chatting with two small business owners, Monique Garraud Kofsky of Butter + Lye and Erica Ahmed of The Green Laundress, who are creating non-toxic products to clean our bodies and homes. Shop Butter + Lye: https://butterandlye.com/ Follow Butter + Lye on IG: https://www.instagram.com/butterandlye/ Shop The Green Laundress: http://thegreenlaundress.com/buy-now.html Follow Butter + Lye on IG: https://www.instagram.com/thegreenlaundress/ Subscribe to Sustainable Brown Girl on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMTYdJ87UUbMxgkx_WwNzag Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    16| Sustainable Hair with Founders of Consciously Curly Co. & Lillian Augusta

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 35:32

    Today's episode is all about hair! Women of color, particularly black women or those with textured hair, have a special relationship with our hair. We all have memories of sitting in someone's kitchen getting our hair pressed, relaxed, or braided. We have memories of loving our hair, hating our hair, and probably wishing to change our hair. Its such an important aspect of our lives and culture, so it's no surprise that hair care is something to be considered while on our sustainability journey. In this episode I'm chatting with the founders of two small businesses that in my opinion, will shift how we look at sustainability in the hair industry. First, we'll talk to Dominique about her low waste hair care brand, Consciously curly co. Then we sit down with Jannice Ne and Nana about how they are building the first plant based braiding hair company. Yes, you heard that right - plant based braiding hair! I've been forgetting to remind all of the podcast listeners that I post video interviews on our YouTube channel. So if you want to see everyone's hair from this episode, click the link below to subscribe to Sustainable Brown Girl on YouTube. Shop Consciously Curly Co: https://consciouslycurlyco.com/ Follow Consciously Curly Co on IG: https://www.instagram.com/consciouslycurlyco/ Visit Lillian Augusta website: https://lillianaugustahair.com/ Follow Lillian Augusta on IG: https://www.instagram.com/lillianaugustahair/ Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl Website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/

    15| Zero Waste Trailblazer - Anamarie Shreeves | Founder of Fort Negrita, an online cooperative

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2020 36:48

    If you've been in the sustainability movement for a while, you may have heard about people being able to fit months or years worth of trash into a mason jar. For many of us, this may seem like an unrealistic aspiration, or one only achievable by upper middle class white women who are usually seen heading the zero waste movement. However, historically people of color have been living zero waste or low waste lifestyles out of economic necessity for ages. Today's featured sustainable brown girl is Anamarie Shreeves, one of the leading people of color in the zero waste movement. Since she began her zero waste journey in 2014 and fit 8 months of trash in a single mason jar, Ree has been featured on CNN, Essence magazine, PBS, and the Atlanta Tribune, just to name a few. Ree also the founder of @fortnegrita, a former blog turned cooperative, an online zero waste store and organizer of trash free projects in Atlanta. Visit the Fort Negrita Blog & Online Store: https://www.fortnegrita.com/ Follow Ree & Fort Negrita on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortnegrita/ Zero Waste Habesha: https://www.instagram.com/zerowastehabesha/ Zero Waste Misconceptions: https://www.fortnegrita.com/blogs/fort-negrita-blog/i-am-not-a-zero-waster-and-other-misconceptions-about-zero-waste?_pos=1&_sid=844390b87&_ss=r Womanism is Environmentalism: https://www.fortnegrita.com/blogs/fort-negrita-blog/womanism-is-environmentalism?_pos=1&_sid=5fcff4a62&_ss=r CNN feature: https://www.cnn.com/videos/living/2015/03/16/orig-living-zero-waste.cnn Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/ Subscribe to the Sustainable Brown Girl YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMTYdJ87UUbMxgkx_WwNzag

    14| Saving Green by Going Green with Ariel Maldonado of SaveGreenGoGreen Instagram Page

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2020 32:59

    One of the great benefits of living a sustainable lifestyle is that you can save a lot of money! For example, by using a water filter and refillable bottle, you save on buying single use plastic bottles every week. Or by switching to reusable period products, you can save money on buying pads and tampons every month. Usually there is a higher initial cost, but over time, your bank account will see the difference. Today's featured Sustainable Brown Girl is Ariel Maldonado, an online environmental educator and activist based out of Los Angeles. She is the founder and owner of the Instagram page @Gogreensavegreen. Follow SaveGreenGoGreen on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gogreensavegreen/ Visit the Sustainable Brown Girl website: https://www.sustainablebrowngirl.com/ Follow Sustainable Brown Girl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainablebrowngirl/ Join the Sustainable Brown Girl Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259424485303892/ Subscribe to the Sustainable Brown Girl YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMTYdJ87UUbMxgkx_WwNzag

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