Sustainable Lifestyles

Sustainable LifestylesOnline audio programs, including presentations, panel discussions, documentary and online interviews, talk radio guest appearances, broadcast radio news and feature stories, green performances, and radio documentaries with a broad focus on the health, psychological, spiritual, political, social, environmental, and economic savings benefits of sustainable or “green” lifestyles, including consumption and purchasing choices as well as lifestyle habits and practices.

Specific topics include how change starts with each one of us, why social connections, good health, contact with nature, stimulating work, leisure time, and great neighborhoods represent our real wealth, how to eat for great taste, better health and the climate, the environmental and human costs of cheap clothing and textiles, how women can use their spending habits to help create a greener more eco-friendly world, the guiding principles of shopping green, and ways to save money by shifting your budget to greener living.

Green Fashionista. Discussion with Summer Rayne Oakes. Oakes explains to host Bruce Gellerman how bamboo is turned into haute couture and why we should wear earth-friendly clothing. Listen Here >>

On Sustainable Design. Discussion with Josh Dorfman. Founder and CEO of Vivavi and author of The Lazy Environmentalist, Dorfman explains that concepts of sustainable design are coming to a living room near you. Listen Here >>

NPR Talk of the Nation: How Green is “Green”? Discussion guests include Josh Dorfman. From organic food to carbon offsets, environmentally friendly products are in. But what do "green" labels really mean? Guests discuss how to determine whether a "green" product is truly eco-friendly, and whether the current trend of eco-marketing will ultimately pay off for the environment. Listen Here >>

Most Good, Least Harm: WERU Radio. Interview with Zoe Weil. In this interview, Weil discusses her book Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life. She argues that change starts with each one of us, and that the true path to inner peace requires exploring ways to become involved with the community, make better choices as consumers, and develop positive messages to live by. Listen Here >>

NPR: On Environmentally Friendly Funerals. Interview with Mark Harris. Fresh Air’s Terry Gross interviews Harris, a former environmental columnist with the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, about his book Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial. Listen Here >>

KCSB Sustainable World. Interview with Dave Wann. Much of the discussion is focused on Wann’s book Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle. Wann explains how social connections, good health, contact with nature, stimulating work, leisure time, and great neighborhoods represent our real wealth. By rethinking monster houses, excessive airplane travel, feedlot meat, and suburbs-without-stores, we can reduce our ecological footprint. Listen Here >>

Spreading The Culture Of Compassion. Interview with Rae Sikora. This discussion includes how the culture of compassion is spreading, remembering the important difference between want and need, redefining wealth (what a rich life really looks like), and that there really is no such thing as a lost cause. Listen Here >>

Rae Sikora Interviews Richard Schwartz: Why People Should Be Vegetarians. Interview conducted by Rae Sikora. Discussion covers a wide array of the ways vegan and vegetarian diets contribute to creating a more sustainable world. Listen Here >>

The Ethical Gourmet. Interview with Jay Weinstein. In this interview, Weinstein describes the choices each of us can make to ensure that what we eat doesn't deplete resources, cause animal or human suffering, or lead to pollution. His book The Ethical Gourmet features creative ways to use eco-friendly vegetables and legumes, sustainable seafood, and humanely raised animals. Listen Here >>

Where Valentine's Day Flowers Are Grown, And How To Find Sustainable Blooms. Interview with Amy Stewart. Discusses where Valentine’s Day flowers are grown and how sustainable the flower industry is. Listen Here >>

Do You Want Delicious Food, a Healthier Body, Mind, Spirit AND a Healthier Planet? Interview with Laura Stec. Stec explains how we can have more delicious food, healthier bodies and combat climate change all at once. She’s got a 6-pronged program that offers many alternatives. You’re bound to find something that works for you, whether it’s the way you shop, eat, cook or treat the soil. Listen Here >>

The Climate Opportunity: Help the Planet While Improving Your Life! Interview with Laura Stec. This two-hour special is co-hosted by Beth Green and Dr. Grant Deane of University of California at San Diego. It includes an interview with Laura Stec, who as a chef, consultant and author shows us how to shop and eat for great taste, better health AND the climate. Listen Here >>

Easy Concrete Steps For Going Green On A Budget. Interview with Diane MacEachern. If we can shift $1,000 of our family’s yearly household budget to greener products, it will send a strong message to manufacturers that consumers care about their health, safety… and planet. In this audio, you’ll hear what you need to know to make every purchase count. Listen Here >>

Social Responsibility With Style. Interview with Natalia Allen. Discussion focuses on promoting more responsible consumer behavior, encouraging us to think about the environmental and human costs of cheap clothing and textiles, and about making fashion more sustainable, and sustainability more fashionable. Listen Here >>

Green Divas Radio. Interview with Diane MacEachern. We need to rethink how we manufacture, shop and consume stuff. MacEachern talks about the myth that we are saving money by NOT buying organic milk, while we are still buying cases of bottled water. She estimates that most consumers waste 30% of their grocery budget on things that really have no benefit. Listen Here >>

Better World Shopping. Interview with Ellis Jones. Discussion of Jones’ book The Better World Shopping Guide. A comprehensive guide for socially and environmentally responsible consumers, this book ranks every product on the shelf from A to F so you can quickly tell the “good guys” from the “bad guys.” It turns your shopping list into a powerful tool to change the world. Listen Here >>

The Women’s Room. Interview with Diane MacEachern. Host Julia Giacoboni interviews author and environmental advocate Diane MacEachern about how women can use their spending habits to help create a greener more eco-friendly world. Listen Here >>

Lean Into Green. Interview with Diane MacEachern. Women spend $.85 of every consumer dollar. Learn the guiding principles of shopping green. Hear ways to save money by shifting your budget to greener living. Learn about Fair Trade, and the benefits for the entire eco-system when you buy organic. Listen Here >>

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