The Green Divas family of podcasts include: the popular 50 Shades of Green Divas, GD Spirit Pub, the GD Mike Nowak Show; and a variety of topical short podcasts like GDs Heart Wildlife, Green Dudes, GD Eco-Sexy, GD Foodies, GDs @ Home, GDs Health & Beauty, GD Eco-Style, and quite a few others. All these shows hold a common theme of presenting practical ideas, news and real-world advice for sustainable, socially responsible and healthy living by sharing topics, guests and reporting that helps us all find a deeper more sane shade of green.
The Christmas tree dilemma -- real of fake? Which is the more environmentally sustainable choice? We dug into some research, so listen to find out!This episode is a great roundup of some of our best practices for a mindful, more eco-friendly holiday season. Tips for reducing waste and giving gifts that matter while being aware of how we impact the environment, wildlife and ourselves. Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
Yup. It's a thing. And if you listened to our last episode, this episode can provide a nice remedy for the stress it may have induced! We talked to climate psychologist, Leslie Davenport about how to deal with the stress of climate change. We also revisited some great commentary from Mariel Hemingway from one of our shows about eco-therapy and how nature can be a powerful healer. Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
Using less plastic, storing food in glass and generally keeping a clean and healthy home is not enough to keep us safe from microplastics. It is literally EVERYWHERE. We breathe it in every day in our own homes or even outside in nature. Matt Simon talks to The Green Divas about his research for his new book, A Poison Like No Other: How Microplastics Corrupted Our Planet and Our Bodies. There is frightening new research about just how currupted our environment and our bodies actually are with micro and nanoplastics, but there is still a long way to go to gain a full understanding of the health and environmental impacts of plastic. ugh.Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
Online shopping is a bigger industry than ever. It sure is convenient, but what about the environmental impact? We explore some humbling stats about ecommerce and the bottom line of which is more eco-friendly -- online v. brick and mortar. The answer might surprise you. And yes, there are some GD confessions about how we have all fallen prey to this super easy way to shop. Be nice. We're always striving to be better.Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
The Green Divas love food, but don't love food waste. It's a never-ending challenge to keep food from spoiling and being wasted -- at home and in our communities. While we've covered this issue a few times, it was time to update some statistics (to our horror) and revisit and remind ourselves of all the ways we can help mitigate food waste and help those that are hungry.There's a fun Green Dude segment from a few years back from Jeff Yeager, the Ultimate Cheapskate, who has been on a mission to "Save the Giblets!" Also, some relevant advice from another older interview with Jonathan Bloom, who wrote the book, American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It). The book is over a decade old, but his advice is still VERY relevant!Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
There are many valid questions about the eco-friendliness of electric vehicles (aka EVs). From the production of batteries, which require mining of rare earth minerals, to range-anxiety and charging infrastructure, to the carbon cost of charging them, there are a lot of variables in calculating the overall carbon footprint. We have more questions than answers, but thanks to two of our long-time green dudes who are experts on EVs, John Voelcker and Seth Leitman, we feel better informed. visit TheGreenDivas.com for a detailed show post!
A great discussion about how art can inspire change, especially as it relates to the earth and our climate dilemma. We talked with artist, Geraldina Interiano Wise, who is based in Houston Texas area, about how her art is inspired by our connection to the earth. She creates art that evokes that connection and empathy for all that is going on with the mama earth and all her creatures.This episode was sponsored by The Climate Listening Project, who is working with GulfCoastMurals.com to help merge art and community to protect the Gulf Coast.
Weren't we shocked green divas to learn that there's nothing natural about natural gas! It makes perfect sense -- duh. It's all a big marketing hoax and most of us fell for it for far too long. The true cost of natural gas is an environmental disaster. Especially fracking it and liquifying it in order to export it -- for the benefit of fossil fuel companies and executives. We learned this and a great deal more from Kelly Sheehan, who is the Senior Director of Energy Campaigns for the Sierra Club. She's helping communities along the Gulf Coast fight against 20+ proposed LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) pipelines and distribution hubs that would devastate this beautiful coast. This episode was sponsored by The Climate Listening Project, who is working with GulfCoastMurals.com to help merge art and community to protect the Gulf Coast.Healthy Lifestyle Solutions with Maya AcostaAre you ready to upgrade your health to a new level and do so by learning from experts...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
This week, The Green Divas share some wonderful community activism success stories. Bookmark this show for when you feel like you can't make a difference, then go find your tribe and chip in to make stuff happen!We talk about some of our own experiences with protesting and participating in groups and events that actually made a difference. Then we talked to Joey Gonzales, 4th about their work to help protect the beauty and natural integrity of the Gulf Coast. This episode was sponsored by The Climate Listening Project, who is working with GulfCoastMurals.com to help merge art and community to protect the Gulf Coast.
While the news on climate change seems pretty dire these days, we asked some of our favorite green divas and green dudes what gives them hope for the future, especially after this crazy covid year! Hear from David Pogue, Harriet Shugarman, Raquel Noboa, Maxine Margo Rubin, Tom Askin, Elly Lessin and of course, Green Divas Meg and Lisa. Enjoy this special Earth Day episode and share the hope!
The Green Diva sisters talk about water -- the many ways we need to consider water as our climate changes. From conservation to rethinking what we plant and even where we chose to live, water is a resource we can't survive without. Mni Wiconi
The Green Diva sisters are psyched about spring for so many reasons, and one of them is getting their huge organic garden ready for another growing season. They take some advice from David Pogue's book, How to Prepare for Climate Change and of course have some of their own tips. Also, GD Meg welcomes the newest grand to the family in North Carolina and a GDs at Home segment about exercising at home.
The Green Diva sisters talk to David Pogue about generators and why having backup power is going to be more and more important as we prepare for climate change. They also offer some great tips for keeping a greener and healthier kitchen in this week's GDs @ Home segment.
David Pogue schools the Green Diva sisters on the variety of ways solar energy is available to homeowners as part of our series based on his book, How to Prepare for Climate Change. The Green Divas also offer some excellent laundry hacks to make your laundry greener AND cleaner.
The GD sisters talk about how the Biden administration is addressing climate change more aggressively than any other president in history. We need it. NEW segment series based on David Pogue's book, How to Prepare for Climate Change on climate migration and how to incorporate climate change issues into your decision making process if you are considering moving. And can yes, spring is coming (yay!) and we talk about how to reduce the use of plastic and still have great non-toxic cleaning products -- offering DIY ideas as well as some companies committed to reducing packaging, especially plastic in their eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaning solutions.
Many people are starting to hit the wall from being stuck at home and indoors (for most of the country) during a long hard winter, which includes a pandemic. seriously. The GD sisters share ideas for healthy, productive, fun and eco-friendly indoor activities and talk about indoor air pollution and what you can do about it now.
The GD Sisters were all prepared with a fun Valentine's Day show and well... winter. So, they decided to expand one of the more delicious segments -- chocolate. Not only is it yummy and potentially healthy, there are good reasons to consider how it is grown and who is harvesting and producing it. Chocolate can be an environmental and social nightmare, so enjoy this fun and yummy show!
The Green Divas have talked a lot over the years about how dreadful the fashion industry is in terms of the environment and climate change. There definitely have been improvements and the GD sisters have a lot of information and some good news on improvements in the textile industry. And if you love bamboo bedding and towels, you'll appreciate our talk with Scott Brady of Cariloha who informs us about the evolution of bamboo textile manufacturing and why it is a great choice for us, our bodies and the planet!
The GD sisters got a chance to speak with NY Times best selling author and Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist and one of their favorite CBS Sunday Morning commentators, David Pogue. His new book, How to Prepare for Climate Change: A practical guide to surviving the chaos; is the ultimate guide for everything you need to know about climate change and how to adapt accordingly. Really fun interview packed with helpful information and even a good dose of hope.For even MORE fun, watch The Green Divas do this episode on video, and we'd love it if you would check out our YouTube channel. Subscribe and share it up! Thanks in advance...Big thank you to our intern/producer Liv Burnett and our audio engineer Tom Askin.
Folks, we have a lot of changes to make if we're going to make it on this planet! The GD Sisters talk about how to make changes in our everyday habits that will help lighten our impact on the environment and climate and even our bank accounts. Be the change people. Let's do it!For even MORE fun, watch The Green Divas do this episode on video, and we'd love it if you would check out our YouTube channel. Subscribe and share it up! Thanks in advance...Big thank you to our intern/producer Liv Burnett and our audio engineer Tom Askin.
Been a crazy week, but the GD sisters recorded this before the drama at the capitol. In this episode, they look forward to a positive future highlighting extraordinary young people who are already taking big steps towards a healthier, more sustainable world. The GDs explore some future tech that could help fix the climate, and offer a fun reading list for those that want to be inspired and/or distracted by great stories and a peak into a potential "ecotopia."For even MORE fun, watch The Green Divas do this episode on video, and we'd love it if you would check out our YouTube channel. Subscribe and share it up! Thanks in advance...Big thank you to our intern/producer Liv Burnett and our audio engineer Tom Askin.
Always trying to keep a sense of humor and focus on the positive, the GD sisters offer some entertaining highlights form this very challenging year. There was some good news on the climate change front and recapping the weird does make it sound a bit surreal. Please enjoy, subscribe to our channel and share!For even MORE fun, watch The Green Divas do this episode on video, and we'd love it if you would check out our YouTube channel. Subscribe and share it up! Thanks in advance...Big thank you to our intern/producer Liv Burnett and our audio engineer Tom Askin.
The third and final holiday themed show for 2020... promise... But a great one nonetheless! The Green Divas sisters offer some thoughtful last-minute gift ideas and share a few of their favorite non-profit organizations that are doing important work and may need extra donations this crazy CoVID year. For even MORE fun, watch The Green Divas do this episode on video, and we'd love it if you would check out our YouTube channel. Subscribe and share it up! Thanks in advance...Big thank you to our intern/producer Liv Burnett and our audio engineer Tom Askin.
We love a lot of things about the holidays, but we especially love all the yummy traditions that revolve around food. And in 2020, food may provide some of our happier moments. Just sayin. Whether it is giving of food or sharing of food, The Green Divas sisters share some great ideas to have a safe and yummy holiday this year. For even MORE fun, watch The Green Divas do this episode on video, and we'd love it if you would check out our YouTube channel. Subscribe and share it up! Thanks in advance...
We're baaack! The Green Divas sisters are together again and in their new studio making all kinds of new great content, including a new video show and streaming episodes in addition to our usual great podcasts! IN THIS EPISODE, The Green Divas talk about practical and fun ways to enjoy not only a healthy, safe holiday, but an eco-friendly and more sustainable one as well! This podcast is also a really fun video and we'd love it if you would check out our YouTube channel. Subscribe and share it up! Thanks in advance...This episode was sponsored in part by Your Arbor -- shop YOUR values. Please.
In case you didn't know, we are foodies... We've been talking about the relationship between food production and our environmental woes (and health obviously) for many years now. This current pandemic has highlighted issues in our food systems, so we have some great reports from GD Max, GD Lisa, GD Elly and some words of wisdom from Dr. Susan Rubin, who has been on the front lines of the community garden and school garden movement for quite a few years now.
Green Divas Meg, Lisa & Katie talk the importance of serenity, peace and balance especially during a pandemic! It is a critical part of keeping our immune systems strong. They offer some great reminders of things we already know we need to do, but also some very specific ways to find your serene self.GD Meg's Tech Timeout guided meditation
Malachi has been a regular up at the studio with his band LUCA. In fact they were the last ones up here before we shut down for the Covid crud. He and Glen were stars in our super fun video, which we released this week! Malachi got this crazy virus and is on the other side of it -- phew! Listen to this great episode, groove on some new music from LUCA and please share it up!
It's an odd time for us humans on earth to be sure. The planet and its other creatures have been getting a bit of a vacation from us. A lot of lessons to be learned about our impact during our timeout. Meanwhile, 50 years of earth days!? In this episode, we asked some of our favorite green divas and green dudes what they see as the most important actions we need to take in order to make the 100th earth day even more amazing for the next generation and generations to come. Listen to the wise words of Ed Begley, Jr., Climate Mama (Harriet Shugarman), Raffi, Green Living Guy (Seth Leitman) and others for hope and inspiration. Love the earth, wash your hands and be a good human.
Seems like a silly time to be talking about travel, right? But there are questions to be answered. Alice Ford, actress, stunt woman and adventurer has a lot of answers. This episode was recorded over a week ago... A lot has changed, but no worries, it's still very relevant!You can check out Alice's travel website Travganic and plan a magical eco-friendly tour when this pandemic is over!
We are having fun talking to all these talented musicians! Today's spotlight is on Brian St. John. Great interview. Great music. Also, hear some witty banter about the status of things up at the studio, which involves organic vegetable gardening and bitchy teenaged chickens mostly... we get an always uplifting report from our hugger-in-chief who while abstaining from hugging the outside world is still making great sound from GD PonderRosa Sparta studio.
You'll want to bookmark this episode. There's a ton of great suggestions for ways to stay healthy and strong during this crazy time of corona and important ways to support yourself should you indeed end up being sick with it and able to stay home and treat yourself.DISCLAIMER: if you think you are sick with COVID-19, PLEASE contact your medical professionals and get tested if they are available to you. We are not medical professionals and are not offering any medical advice. We are offering supportive measures for both prevention and self-care if you should get sick and are able to stay at home and treat yourself. If you get sick, follow medical instructions. Nothing we are suggesting should be contraindicated or harmful in anyway, but always check with your doctor.
Hey, we're having fun up here despite this crazy pandemic of doom. Had a wonderful talk with Mike Montrey about his upcoming fun performance on Busking Down the House, a cool virtual concert series. Of course, we also chatted about their recent weekend of recording up here at the studio, and YES, you do get to hear an EXCLUSIVE pre-release of one of the tunes of their new EP! Oh, and you won't want to miss our riveting chicken report. Stay well, keep your sense of humor, and wash your damned hands! oh, and please share this podcast! ;)
Music, talk and random thoughts from GD PonderRosa Studios! What do creative producers do when a global pandemic hits? They find a way to get together remotely. We've wanted to put together a studio podcast anyway, so now seemed like a good time to make it happen. While the studio building is closed for music recording, our team of engineers and producers each have set up remote studios for some recording and of course lots of mixing. Learn a bit about us and what we are doing up here, especially during this crazy time of corona. Each episode will feature one of our amazing clients (who we refer to as extended family). Shining some love and light on Sean Henry Tonight in this episode. Hope you smile, tap your foot a bit and enjoy... and please turn on a friend to this new podcast!
To quote Douglas Adams' from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe, DON'T PANIC! Arthur C. Clark said Douglas Adams' use of "don't panic" was perhaps the best advice that could be given to humanity. We tend to agree with Mr. Clark.While the world we live in is altered beyond recognition for many people because of this corona virus COVID-19, there are good things happening despite the hardships and losses so many are facing.Our goal in this episode is to shine light on the positive things that we are doing with lots of references to DIY projects and various ways to keep healthy and mentally fit during this challenging time of fear, social distancing, sickness and of course spring.
Great show from GD PonderRosa Studios! This episode was kinda lively with GD Max's Silly Science facts about a very old, but studly tortoise named Diego, who's active libido has helped his species recover from the brink of extinction -- go Diego! GD Lisa shares why we need to consider visiting places that have been hit hard by climate change, and more on why we all need eco-therapy!
NEW FORMAT: More of a round table discussion. Imagine you are sitting at a kitchen table w/ your favorite tea or coffee or whatever... each green diva brought a topic. GD Max talked about a film about an amazing woman who loves giraffes and brought some great audio clips from interviewing the director of the film and the subject of the film Dr. Anne Innis Dagg. GD Lisa did an update on the state of green burial. She too brought some interesting interview clips from integrative thanatologist, Gina Colombato. After getting a bit intense about death and all that fun, GD Elly had an uplifting report on reasons for climate optimism -- and we do indeed need more of that! Visit http://thegreendivas.com to see more detailed show notes!
It's always a good time to have some great natural remedies for anxiety in your wellness toolkit, but the holiday season? More than ever... GDs Meg & Katie offer up some solid, simple and effective natural remedies for anxiety and stress.
Ok. We've been neglecting you, but for good reason! We have moved and merged and amped up our game in a BIG way... Joined forces with PonderRosa Studios to become GD PonderRosa Studios. Our new studio is built within this amazing professional recording studio, and yes, we are doing it ALL now people. Podcast production, music production, video production, digital media production, live streaming events, live events, weekend workshops, retreats (even record and retreat packages!)... seriously fun. GDs Meg & Max are joined by rock star (literally) and audio engineer Tom Askin, GD Lisa McWilliams who now lives on the property, and one of our favorite GDs Elly Lessin. SOOOOO much happening. Please listen and share. We hope to be producing shows more regularly now...
Change ain't always easy, but according to these green divas, it is definitely worth it. GD Meg and Weenie Greenie Julie Bond Genovese share, ramble and giggle about transformation -- what it has meant for them personally, ways to get through it, and why change is a good thing.
If you love traveling green and want to visit some of the most beautiful and important natural landscapes in the world, you will want to make sure western Ireland is on your travel bucket list. It's definitely on ours! The Burren region of western Ireland is now a UNESCO global and european designated Geopark. Our travelin' green diva Raquel Noboa talks about the eco-tourism network that helps to make the Burren one of the best natural destinations in the world. We need more organizations like this one!
For most people the idea of death and preparing for it seems a morbid bummer, but it is a reality for everyone. no, really. no one gets out of here alive, right? So, if you are concerned for the environment and our climate crisis while living, you may want to consider how you want to go and make sure to let your family know what you want. There are people who are working hard to get the word out about more eco-friendly burial options. We talked to a few of them, and they are anything but gloomy!
We actually recorded this pilot way back in June! Oddly enough, this allergy season is STILL plaguing so many in August, so it is still (and always) relevant! We are so thrilled to introduce this excellent new podcast series to our GD family of podcasts.
Raquel Novoa is on a mission to make the hospitality industry in western Ireland greener. As an ecotourism management consultant, she has set out to abolish single-use condiment "sachets" or packets in restaurants, hotels and anywhere these little bits of landfill filler can be found. Yes, she's starting with Ireland, but we say, why not do it around the globe? Listen to learn why this is something we need to do.
We've done many shows on this topic and there are an endless amount of important facts that cannot be repeated enough... until we get the message of course. Some stunning facts and a lot of useful information in this one. Please listen, like and share!
We love catching up with perhaps the original green dude, Ed Begley! Green Diva Meg chats with Ed about how well his amazing super sustainable house and all it's green tech is running, his latest TV projects and his involvement with Tree People and their fun summer Once Upon a Canyon series. Great organization helping LA mitigate the challenges of climate change and be a greener more resilient city. All cities need organizations like this one (if they don't have them already).
Nice to be back to this series! GD Meg chatted with Ylva Williams about raising free-range kids in a natural home environment. She offers great tips for making it easy and fun -- from keeping toxins out of the house and toys to growing organic food in the yard. Of course they have chickens and own a very cool biodynamic baby food company.
Yay! So happy to be doing these Travelin' GDs podcasts again. You'll love this one, if nothing else than to listen to Raquel Noboa's fabulous Spanish/Irish accent! She talks about her eco-travel consulting business and why things are getting greener in the hospitality industry. Listen, enjoy, share and stay tuned because we have lots more of these coming!
In a lot of parts of the northern tier of the United States, it has not been a good year for tomatoes...so far. We never know what Mother Nature has in store, especially in the era of climate crisis, but that doesn't stop people from planting their Brandywines, Cherokee Purples, Wisconsin 55s and Green Zebras. Mike and Peggy talk to two nationally recognized tomato breeders--Craig LeHoullier, author of Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time, and Keith Mueller, who has been working with the Seed to Kitchen Collaborative at the University of Wisconsin, among other groups. Their nicknames are, respectively, "NC Tomatoman" and "KC Tomato."