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Greener by Choice
43 minutes | Feb 11, 2017
S2 - Denise Hamler - Green America
Joining us is Denise Hamler from Green America. An organization who's vision is to work for a world where all people have enough, where all communities are healthy and safe, and where the bounty of the Earth is preserved for all the generations to come. www.GreenAmerica.org
25 minutes | Feb 25, 2015
63: Christina O’Brien, Sustainable Architecture
Today’s conversation is with Christina O’Brien from SISR Architecture located in Marlow, NH. They provide sustainable building solutions for a healthy environment, innovative planning and design ideas, and socially Responsive answers and advice to their clients' questions.
5 minutes | Feb 18, 2015
62: Boston Hospital Saves Thousands by Going Green
The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA demonstrates that it is possible to operate a top notch hospital while also going green. With a lot of people that want to do what’s right. Changing how things are done. It comes down to scrutinizing every choice and purchase for the right reasons. Visit GreenerbyChoice.com to discover more.
5 minutes | Feb 12, 2015
61: Reduce Paper Waste at Work
Did you know the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year. That’s a total of nearly 3.7 million tons of copy paper used annually in the U.S. and it translates to over 700 billion sheets. Discover some simple ways to reduce your paper usage at work.
34 minutes | Jan 14, 2015
60: What does it mean to be a Humaneitarian?
Let’s talk about what it means to be a Humaneitarian. Basically a Humaneitarian is a person who eats meat from humanely raised animals. If you like to eat meat but also care about the treatment of farm animals, you’re in good company. A growing number of meat eaters are turning away from factory farms and buying meat from farms that raise animals with dignity. And joining me today is Caroline Abels from humaneitarian.org to enlighten us on this amazing movement.
10 minutes | Dec 17, 2014
59: 11 Easy Ways to Green Up your Holiday's and Keep the World a Happy Jolly Place
Studies reveal that each year between Thanksgiving and Christmas waste in the U.S. increases 25%. That means more than 1 million tons of additional waste is generated each week nationwide over this holiday time. Here are 11 key ways your can reduce your holiday impact and add less waste to your local landfill and keep the world a happy jolly place. www.GreenerbyChoice.com
10 minutes | Dec 10, 2014
58: Why are you shopping this holiday season?
Why are you spending so much time out shopping this holiday season? That’s a silly question, cause you love your family and friends and want to buy them special gifts they can cherish for years to come. But would you agree, it’s also important to buy from reputable companies that treat their employees fairly, sell quality products produced in an ethical manner, and of course a company that cares about their impact on the community and world around them. Discover some amazing earth-friendly companies to support and buy your gifts from. www.GreenerbyChoice.com
9 minutes | Nov 25, 2014
57: 8 Easy ways to enjoy a green and grateful Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is upon us and folks will be coming together to celebrate. As you give thanks for all the amazing people and things in your life; family, friends, health, employment, etc., remember to also give thanks for Mother Nature and the amazing world around us. After all without the environment there would be no food on your plate. Along with all this celebration comes lots of trash; everything from paper & plastic plates, utensils, beverage cans & bottles, uneaten foods, and the list goes on. Thousands and thousands of pounds of waste will needlessly end up in the local landfill by the end of the day. The mission of today’s podcast is not to take away your fun, but in fact to expand your joy. Think of how nice it can be to enjoy the company of family and friends by hosting a green and grateful Thanksgiving. One that uses minimum disposable items and generates barely if not any waste that is put into the landfill.
29 minutes | Nov 19, 2014
56: Hergonomics™ with Ann Adams and Liz Brensinger
Talking Hergonomics™ with Ann Adams and Liz Brensinger owners of Green Heron Tools. Discover why these tools designed specially for women are easiest, safest, more comfortable, and most effective for women. Let’s Face it, Women’s bodies are different from men’s and our tools should be, too. Ladies, this means no more struggling with heavy cumbersome tools that are hard to use. Listen to this podcast to learn more.
27 minutes | Nov 4, 2014
55: 5 Different Ways to Invest in Renewable Energy
Joining us today is Tam Hunt, owner of Community Renewable Solutions, a consultancy and law firm specializing in community-scale renewables. I came across his article 5 different ways to invest in renewable energy at green tech media.com and thought it would be a great topic for us to learn more about.
50 minutes | Oct 28, 2014
54-Ok Ladies, No more mooning everyone around you just cause you need to pee.
Ok Ladies, No more mooning everyone around you just cause you need to pee.Join us today is Krista Eickmann promoter and distributor of the PStyle. This revolutionary invention allows women and trans men to stand up and pee without removing any clothing. It's super easy to use, reusable, and eliminates the need for toilet paper. And best of all no more mooning everyone around you just cause you need to pee.
22 minutes | Oct 21, 2014
Rejuvenate your Community by Selling Reusable Goods
Here is an amazing way to get your community involved in reusing unwanted building supplies and good, while also support local families. Shop Demo Depot is based in Mt. Pleasant, PA and their mission is to reduce landfill waste and promote the resale and reuse of goods, while financially supporting Community Action initiatives that help those in need. Shop Demo Depot accepts tax-deductible donations of surplus and reusable building supplies from businesses, manufacturers, and the general public. We inspect all materials and will decline unsatisfactory, broken, or items with missing parts. Since our mission is to reuse these materials, they must be in sale-able condition.
24 minutes | Oct 13, 2014
52: Buying Eco-Friendly Products Pays Off
Join us today is Gia Machlin, founder of EcoPlum a green shopping rewards site with eco-friendly products and green living ideas that makes it fun, easy and rewarding to go green. She carefully selects stylish and unique green products from vendors who earned third party sustainability certification, carry notable eco-labels, or make products primarily from recycled materials. Gia and EcoPlum have been featured on Green is Good Radio, WOR Talk Radio, Crain’s New York, and many other business publications. Plus, EcoPlum is a Green America approved business.
8 minutes | Oct 9, 2014
51: Take the Plastic Free Challenge
SaveOurShores.org states that ”80% of plastic pollution that enters the ocean originates from land. Common sources include: recreational beach users, people who drop litter on sidewalks and streets, plastics manufacturers and transporters, illegal dumping, and areas with inadequate trash receptacles. All land-based plastic pollution has the potential to become ocean pollution. Plastics easily blow into the ocean or washed down storm drains that flow directly to the Bay, and oceans around the world.” Discover 3 Ways to help protect Marine Mammals, Sea Turtles, and Fish.
5 minutes | Oct 7, 2014
50: Simple Ways to Protect Marine Mammals, Turtles, and Fish
“Ocean pollution affects over 267 species worldwide, including 86% of sea turtle species, 44% of all sea bird species, and 43% of marine mammal species.” Human consumption of plastic is spiraling out of control. We are using a material that technically lasts forever to manufacture items we use for less than 30 minutes. For example: plastic shopping bags, beverage bottles, plastic cups, eating utensils, etc. Discover what you can do to protect marine mammals, turtles, and fish.
51 minutes | Oct 6, 2014
49 Missy Schenck - Green River Preserve
Missy Schenck, executive directory of Green River Preserve is a non-competitive, coed summer camp connecting children with nature. Located on a 3,400 acre private wildlife preserve in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, this extraordinary natural setting inspires campers to have a greater understanding of themselves, their environment, and their fellow man. Designed for bright, curious, and creative children, their program nurtures character development and fosters skills like perseverance, curiosity, communication, optimism, creativity, and GRIT. The signature of Green River Preserve’s program is the mentor hike. Led by mentor naturalists, campers explore forest, streams, and hidden valleys of the Preserve. Filled with adventure, discovery, and a heightened appreciation of the natural world, campers learn to use all of their senses as they play under waterfalls, crawl into caves, explore archeological sites, track wildlife, and taste edible plants. Green America approved business and they strive for excellence in environmental sustainability and social justice.
6 minutes | Oct 3, 2014
48 Set up your recycling area
Recycling is a terrific way to help reduce the amount of trash you dump in the landfill, but without proper planning piles of old newspaper and plastic containers can sure mess up your home or office. This episode shares ideas of how to set up a recycling area to hold everything in nice, neat bins.
6 minutes | Oct 2, 2014
47 Turn a Trash Audit into a Treasure Hunt
There are many benefits to performing a trash audit in your home or office. Discover an easy process will help you evaluate the amount and types of trash being generated. Plus, you’ll benefit by cutting costs and saving money, improving your waste management systems, and Increasing your recycling efforts. SO STOP THROWING EVERYTHING AWAY. Discover the 3 simple ways to turn a trash audit into a treasure hunt.
3 minutes | Sep 30, 2014
46: Prevent Tons of Trash from Entering your local landfill
This weeks podcast topic is how to prevent tons of trash from entering your local landfill and I’ll be sharing 3 simple ways you can make this happen. In 2012, Americans generated over 251 millions tons of trash and recycled and composted almost 86.6 million tons. Diverting about 32% of waste from landfills. "“This prevented the release of approximately 168 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent into the air in 2012 — similar to taking 33 million cars off the road for a year.” "Imagine if we increased our recycling rate to 60%. It could save an equivalent of 315 million barrels of oil per year.” Today’s simple green up action step: Take a look at each item you are about to throw out. Can it be recycled, composted, reused, or up cycled? If so, don’t throw it out.
6 minutes | Sep 29, 2014
45: Climate Change, One Week Later
Sunday marks one week after 400,000 people from all around the country marched in NYC and called for action on climate change. This march was part of a series of 2,600 events like this one taking place in 56 countries. What’s great is more and more people are finally recognizing that climate change does in fact exist and together we need to explore ways to re-balance the earth. Visit GreenerbyChoice.com to discover a couple of ways you can help make a difference.
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