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Simple Switch Podcasts
55 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
S2E4: Adventures with wine, empowering farmers, and beyond climate neutral with Alex Katz from Protector Cellars Wine
In this episode, Rachel speaks with Alex Katz, founder and “Chief Carbon Captor” at Protector Cellar Wines. They talk about why canned wine is perfect for camping and better for the environment, how Protector Cellars donates a tree with every purchase to fight both poverty and the climate crisis, and what it was like to […]
37 minutes | May 21, 2021
S2E3 Fair Trade, Healthy Chocolate, and LGBTQ Certification with Ben Conard of Five North Chocolate
37 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Climate policy, advocacy opportunities and economic solutions to environmental issues, with Quinn Antus
Quinn Antus is passionate about thoughtful, equitable, and economically sound climate policy. She talks about how to advocate for local policies that combat the climate crisis, what we should know about federal policies like the Green New Deal, the “true cost” of carbon, and much more. Links from the episode:www.signaltechcoalition.orgSimpleSwitch.org This episode is sponsored by PlasticScore, […]
33 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Becoming a BCorp, Butt Tattoos, & How We Handled COVID19 with Founder Rachel Kois
To kick off season 2, Simple Switch founder Rachel Kois shares about her journey at the helm of Simple Switch in its second year, including navigating owning a small business during a pandemic, finding creative (and somewhat embarrassing) ways to crowdfund for marketing costs, getting certified as a BCorp, and much more. Links from the […]
28 minutes | May 18, 2020
Business with a Purpose: Molly Stillman
In this episode we chat with Molly Stillman, who’s created a thriving community around the idea of “business with a purpose” through her podcast, Facebook group, and blog. She shares about valuing “progress over perfection” her days in a campus comedy group, and the way her faith drives her focus.
31 minutes | May 18, 2020
Empowering Exploited Women in Bolivia – SutiSana Founder Cara Strauss
Our partner Sutisana is a force for empowerment near La Paz Bolivia, where they fight human trafficking by employing women from the red light district facing sexual exploitation or domestic violence. In this episode, we’ll hear from Cara Strauss, founder of Sutisana, about the incredible heart of this organization, and how it got its start.
17 minutes | May 12, 2020
Change the World By How You Shop: LeAnne McCoy
Join us as Rachel talks to LeAnne McCoy about her ethical shopping website, how we can make it easier for consumers to make impact with their purchases, and get a shoutout from her 3 year old daughter!
32 minutes | Dec 4, 2019
Starfish Project Founder Jenny McGee
Starfish Project is one of our earliest partners. They have gorgeous on-trend jewelry, and their mission to restores hope to exploited women in Asia is deeply moving for our founder who worked with these women years ago. Listen to learn how Jenny built the business from something very small to what it is today, and […]
41 minutes | Aug 27, 2019
Positive Purchasing on a Budget with Laura Isanuk
“How can I change my purchasing habits when I don’t have a lot of extra cash?” “How do I become a conscious consumer on a college student’s budget?” This week we chat with Laura Isanuk, financial advisor and member of the Denver B-Corp Lab, who teaches us the tricks to budgeting and financial planning while […]
33 minutes | Aug 7, 2019
Empowerment through Solar: Megan Birney of Unite to Light
We talk with Megan Birney, President of our partner Unite to Light. We hear the story of how Unite to Light got its start, the unique potential of solar power to empower the under resourced, the way they’ve shifted their model to best serve, and how much everyone I know loves their portable power banks.
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