Planted in Miami
About This Show
Planted in Miami is a podcast about conscious living in the Magic City. Every other week, hosts Alex & Jeanette, interview inspiring locals pushing the city forward through their actions.
You'll hear from entrepreneurs, activists, social workers, athletes, chefs and more who are working hard at changing the way people view Miami.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 52: The Dirty Truth About Trash with Dave Doebler + Dara Schoenwald
4 days ago
When you throw something away, where is away? Six years ago, Dave Doubler found out the answer one afternoon on his kayak where he discovered 75 pounds of trash floating on the waters of Miami Beach. After wrangling his friends and family to help him clean up he quickly realized that they either needed a bigger boat or more help, so Dave and his wife Dara decided to create VolunteerCleanup.org, an online resource which allows residents to lead and/or join a cleanup meetup to help rid the cities coastlines of the abundance of trash. Some of the most commonly found items in the water are single use plastic bottles, straws and cigarette butts (which are made from plastic and are not biodegradable). The trash is not only effecting the wildlife (i.e. eating the plastic or being trapped by paper bags), and the oceans with acidity levels rising due to the plastic chemicals but it’s also clogging our drains which prevent them from working properly which in turn adds to the egregious flooding. And as Miami is ground zero for sea level rise, this is a huge and immediate issue we should all be concerned about. We sat down with Dara and Dave to discuss how they got involved with these issues and why it's become such a passionate cause for them, how their efforts have changed the way local businesses think of trash and their upcoming event, International Coastal Cleanup Day, which seeks to capture citizen science data to help tackle this enormous and growing problem. We hope you enjoy the conversation, Jeanette & Alex For behind the scenes show notes, photos, videos and more visit www.plantedinmiami.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube @plantedinmiami
Rated 5 out of
A laid back, quirky and impactful listen!
Love this show and their take on local Miami roots! Vegan or not, it's a great hour that mixes in the funny and actionable stories of Miamians, while feeling that you are right in Jeanette and Alex's living room!
Date published: 2017-08-02