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The People City Podcast
38 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Future of Fashion: Kelly Drennan on Fashion and Sustainability
On this episode we have sustainable fashion expert Kelly Drennan shares her insight and work on creating circular fashion systems, the current fashion industry, and how we (the interested everyday person) can help clean up the industry through our habits. Kelly is the Founding Executive Director of Fashion Takes Action (FTA), Canada's only non-profit organization devoted to the social & environmental impacts of the fashion industry. For the past 12 years, FTA has worked hard to change the way we create and consume fashion - working with more than 700 brands, retailers and designers and over 10,000 students. In this interview we answer these questions and much more: - What is currently happening in the fashion industry? - If we want to start our own fashion brand, where should we start? - A glimpse into what H&M is up to in terms of their sustainability promise Listen to hear how Kelly creates smarter, innovative design systems in our cluttered global fashion industry, and what we can do as consumers to vote with our dollar. The People City Podcast is all bout how different people are helping our cities become healthier and cleaner. We're always looking for new guests and people of expertise! If you know anybody who would fit the bill, please send an email to email@example.com. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org —Looking forward to hearing from you.
41 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
Design Secrets From Nature: A Biomimicry Conversation with Jamie Miller
This episode I talk with Jamie from Biomimicry Frontiers, a nature-driven consultancy company in Guelph, Ontario. Jamie Miller is an award-winning designer and founder of Biomimicry Frontiers. He has been trained by Janine Benyus (the author of “Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature”) and has been building biomimicry in Ontario through his consulting, lectures, and workshops since 2007. Jamie taught Canada’s only biomimicry program at OCAD University, during which he earned a PhD degree in engineering that focused on applying systems-level biomimicry to urban infrastructure resilience. His mission is to draw on biomimicry, biophilia, and ecological engineering to "make it better, naturally." Listen to hear how Jamie does design with nature, what designers, innovators, and problem solvers can do do create smarter solutions for our cities and environment. The People City Podcast is all bout how different people are helping our cities become healthier and cleaner. Questions: email@example.com —Looking forward to hearing from you.
38 minutes | Jan 2, 2020
Going Zero: A Life with Less Waste
Magali is a creative professional living in Toronto who shares her lifestyle and habits as a person who lives through zero waste. Thank you Magali Lafleur for coming on as a special guest on the podcast! Find Magali and her zero waste lifestyle and tips on her instagram account @findyouralternative
5 minutes | Jul 22, 2019
EP 2: Our future in beauty (Part 1)
Melani Chong is a cosmetic chemist, and she works with the formulation and development of many beauty products in the market today. In Part 1, Melani shares current sustainable action being done within the beauty industry, from using food biomass in our products, to having more tech-driven processes like AI (artificial intelligence) to encourage more efficiency in product manufacturing and processing. Up next in part 2, cannabis and adaptogens. Tune in again tomorrow. If you liked this, let us know by sharing or leaving a comment of what you found most interesting. Questions? email to firstname.lastname@example.org
7 minutes | Jul 11, 2019
Part 2: Passive House Design
Continuing from Part 1: Foundations of a Healthy Building, Joel Anderson talks about Passive House Design—a building standard that originated from Saskatchewan, and is now being debated as one of many environmental solutions for energy-efficient housing. Also, the pros and cons of Net Zero buildings.
7 minutes | Jul 11, 2019
Part 1: Foundations of a Healthy Building
Part 1/3 of an interview with architectural designer, Joel Anderson, from Sustainable. In this short podcast, Joel discusses how buildings can reduce overall energy demand, be built with environmentally sensitive and responsible materials, and above all be healthy. From the material sourcing, toxicity, safety, to disposal, Joel shares his architecture industry knowledge on how we can build healthier buildings for the long run.
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