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Sustainable Culture Podcast
71 minutes | Feb 25, 2022
Ep 24: Connecting Nutrition to Emotion w/ Karmen Gregg
Today our guest is a nutritionist trained in integrative and functional nutrition, she’s also an instructor of health and nutrition at Great Northern University, the brilliant Karmen Gregg. Karmen’s been in the field for over seven years, has a ton of education, including the PhD she’s currently working on. It’s amazing how we forget just how nurturing the act of preparing and eating food for yourself is. How self-caring that truly is. Food is truly connected to so much more than we realize in our busy, plugged-in lives. When we have the right help understanding how to repair our relationship with what we eat, we can change everything about our health, how we see ourselves, and every aspect of life.
45 minutes | Feb 11, 2022
Ep 23: Emerge - Fostering an Art Collective
How do we build community? Getting the community involved sure helps with that! Our guest today is Jeni Hegsted, Founder & Executive Director of Emerge, a local art collective. Emerge is a fascinating and encouraging case study for growing a solo vision into a collective one, enthusiastically continuing to thrive as their vision evolves.Check Emerge out here: emergecda.com
65 minutes | Jan 28, 2022
Ep 22: Let's Pick on Environmentalism w/ Bri Crotinger
Bri returns once again to the podcast to help me take an objective look at a true phenomenon of our time. This episode wades through a few key critiques of environmentalism from Ayn Rand, random internet opinions, and a high school debate teacher. We share notes, comments, guidance & rants on this café esque discussion. Light trigger warning for those sensitive to topics surrounding religion & Christianity.
66 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
Ep 21: What Does Community Mean to You? Pt. 2 w/Brian Seguin
The intelligent and ever-resourceful Brian Seguin returns to conclude our discussion on who and what is included in a community. How do you feel belonging in your community? Do you feel at home where you are? Who or what makes you feel at home; and how do those distinctions affect your perspective on who or what a community is composed of? Satish Kumar says, "We have to shift our attitude of ownership of nature to relationship with nature. The moment you change from ownership to relationship, you create a sense of the sacred." The same connections apply with our local coexisting human beings. Going Zero Waste article - "Which is Better for the Environment: Glass or Plastic?"Book 1 - Send a Runner: A Navajo Honors the Long WalkBook 2 - Under a White Sky: The Nature of the FutureDocumentary 1 - Tar Creek by Bullfrog FilmsDocumentary 2 - Source to Sea: The Columbia River SwimCheck out the incredible art installations by Nicholas Galanin.Thank you so much for listening!Love yourselves, friends!
70 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
Ep 20: Integrating Into Community (to Thrive) w/Mari Gilge
Every now and then in life we come across individuals with the grace and intention to sit with us and hear us speak about what's actually happening. Why are we so passionate about what we believe? How did our identities become what they are? How would sustainability mindsets and environmentalism movements change if I learned how to integrate my pain, my trauma and even my grief into the rest of my life, even my passions and relationships? How would my own self-acceptance affect my community?Join in and buckle up tight for a discussion on why honoring your experiences has a deep and direct effect on the health of individuals and the collective community. The intelligently entertaining and delightfully unconventional Mari Gilge is a welcome guide as we venture into the abyss, the deep cavern of the Self.Trigger Warning: Brief mention of suicide.Find & connect with Mari and her work. Web: integratetothrive.com, Instagram: @integratetothriveThank you for listening! Remember to Like, Share & Subscribe to help the show grow!Visit us at sustainableculturepodcast.com for everything Sustainable Culture Podcast.LOVE YOURSELF, FRIENDS!
76 minutes | Dec 17, 2021
Ep 19: Abby & the Hive Tribe - Communing With Bees w/Abby Henning
What community is more integrated than the bee community? We marvel at the idea.Abby Henning is an artist & flower child, less bee-keeper and more bee-communer. Her bond with bees is quite personal, and was kind enough to delight me with her story.Visit our brand-new website (and Etsy shop): sustainableculturepodcast.comTake a look at Abby’s shop, Humble Bee Apothecary: @humble.bee.apothecary Check out Koda at his fantastic artwork: @dakotah_andrewsThank you for listening, and remember to like, subscribe & share!And most importanty:LOVE YOURSELF!
71 minutes | Dec 3, 2021
Ep 18: Idaho's Salmon & the Recovery Ahead w/Mitch Cutter
What would it look like if Idaho's salmon population nearly collapsed?Well...it kind of did. And thankfully there are people doing some pretty cool stuff about that.Mitch Cutter is a Salmon and Steelhead Advocacy Fellow at Idaho Conservation League. He graces us with his deep knowledge on the salmon situation in Idaho, what Idaho Conservation League is doing about it, and where he sees us going from here.Find Mitch and the work ICL are doing, and find out how to get involved at idahoconservation.org.Thank you so much for listening! Remember to subscribe, like & share!And most importantly, LOVE YOURSELF.
54 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Ep 17: What Does Community Mean to You? w/Brian Seguin
We could always simply read the dictionary in situations like this, but how can we explain the emotional response that the word "community" conveys? Friend and guest Brian Seguin joins us on the show to help me unpack another loaded word.
43 minutes | May 21, 2021
Ep 16: Tearing it Down
After a long absence, I approach a few foundational ideals within the philosophy of interdependence as it relates to individual responsibility. What would it look like if a society of people practiced interdependence on a micro scale? How could a restructuring of one's life support a sustainable community?
83 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Ep 15: Coffee Pt. 1 w/ Ty Paluska
Coffee is the second most popular drink in the world, just under water. Hundreds of billions of people drink this lovely and delicious beverage worldwide and the industry is only growing. Coffee pro and fellow sustainability enthusiast Ty Paluska joins us to discuss the coffee industry at large and how we might approach positive changes on a local and global scale.
127 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
Ep 14: The Struggle is Real (The Return of the Bri)
Let's be honest about something for a second. We're all struggling a little right now. As tensions remain at a high in our country, we thought it imperative to spend some time in a positive atmosphere. Bri returns to the podcast as we share some good news and keep things light. We'll share some our own struggles and discuss plenty of ways to break out of those negative mindsets.
45 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
Ep 13: Distributive Economics Part 2, Distributive Design
Who owns the land? Who makes your money? Who owns the labor? Who will own the robots? Who owns the ideas?In our second entry to our series, we examine the five pillars of distributive design as we follow the path left for us by Kate Raworth in her book Doughnut Economics.
49 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
Ep 12: Distributive Economics Part 1, Inequality
As the need for meaningful cultural change in the 21st century becomes more of a spotlighted issue, we’ve also been seeing a steady and problematic rise with economic inequality throughout the country for some time now. Where does inequality play into the picture of building community, and how is it connected to environmental health?
66 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
Book Club Ep 2: Reason For Hope
Having finished Dr. Jane Goodall's wonderful book Reason For Hope: A Spiritual Journey, we're back to share our thoughts.
42 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Episode 11: How Observations Compel Cultural Change
Last month's episode brought us into the woods of interpersonal communication when we spoke about developing our listening skills. This time we look closer at how we learn from our surroundings and each other. I discuss the connections among observation, rationality, intuition and experience.
43 minutes | May 20, 2020
Book Club Ep 1: Reason For Hope Introduction
We are so excited to finally announce the new monthly featured series, the Sustainable Culture Book Club! Join us as we read a new book each month, expanding our minds and enhancing our mindsets. This month we'll be checking out Reason For Hope: A Spiritual Journey by the legendary primatologist and anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall. We hope you'll join us!
50 minutes | May 7, 2020
Ep 10: Listening to Each Other - The Cure for Divisiveness
We’re dealing with a profound amount of division in today’s day and age. Are those who disagree with us the enemy, or perhaps an unlikely ally? Is it too idealistic to strive for a society which values its differences in opinion, rather than one which demonizes those who differ on viewpoints? Join me as I discuss how we can push past this cultural roadblock while we strive for true synergy in today’s divided world.
42 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
Bonus Episode Book Review: Lou and the Animals
Our friend Dylan Stiegemeier of The Theodores is back to introduce his new children's book Lou and the Animals, a whimsical tale of a young girl who is empowered by her animal friends to rid the world of man-made litter.
83 minutes | Jan 22, 2020
Episode 9: Sustainable Housing
How can a sustainable mindset affect the way we build our own homes? Perhaps it's as simple as energy efficiency and smarter building materials, or perhaps it's something far deeper than that. Brad Thrasher of Coeur Holdings joins me to navigate our discussion through the quickly growing field of sustainable housing.
55 minutes | Dec 27, 2019
Episode 8: Artistic Expression
How does creating art pertain to building sustainable communities? Art teacher Kerry McGrath joins me to discuss the curious and profound ways art can stimulate our brains and change us into community building machines.
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