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Best Laura E Diez podcasts we could find (updated April 2020)
Best Laura E Diez podcasts we could find
Updated April 2020
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A lifestyle podcast for the eco-conscious. Each week, Laura Diez, M.S., is diving into sustainability + practical climate science. This podcast explores fashion, economics, food, conscious consumerism… just about everything in our lives is tied to the environment.
 
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Today’s milestone episode is focusing on the discussions swirling around climate and current events: what can the COVID-19 pandemic teach us about how to deal with the climate crisis? We’re discussing today the roles of individuals, corporations, and the environmental responses we’re seeing around the world in response to the tragic pandemic. Thank…
 
Today we are speaking all things health with The Modern Pharmacist, Dr. Mona Vand! Dr. Mona is a health practitioner that believes in preventative, proactive wellness, from diet, exercise, and mindset. We’re speaking today about food, and how dietary choices may help your immunity, nutrient levels, and even overall mood. Dr. Mona shares some insigh…
 
As they say, in the pie chart of life … electricity and heat production make up 25% of our global greenhouse gas production. We’re speaking today about climate solutions that could massively cut back on our electricity consumption, carbon-intensive generation, and improve our long-term resiliency. Plus, these measures could save you money today at …
 
We’re chatting today with Daniella Monet: actress, singer, animal rights advocate and big time supporter of plant-based businesses. Daniella shares her journey to veganism (spoiler: she was not even 13!). We converse openly about her dedication to investing in plant-based businesses, from her first stocks to her now full-on involvement in uplifting…
 
Did you know that the cosmetics industry is one of the least regulated industries in America? We’re joined today by Lindsay Dahl, SVP of Social Mission at Beautycounter. Beautycounter is quite literally revolutionizing the clean beauty movement; they are actively demanding stricter regulations in their own industry. Beyond their cosmetics and skinc…
 
We’re talking about art, activism, and how environmental issues can be creatively tackled. Tre’ and Akira of Pangeaseed Foundation are joining us to discuss the crossroads of sustainability, education, ecology, and design. Pangeaseed Foundation has facilitated approximately 400 public art projects in 15 countries through a community-first approach.…
 
Perhaps our most thought-provoking call-in episode yet! We’re exploring today the social psych concept of environmentalism and green habits often being associated with femininity. Are you less “manly” if you’re carrying a reusable bag or opting for a fuel efficient vehicle? We’re hearing thorough breakdown from two environmentalist working through …
 
It’s easy to be impressed by all the “sustainable” products entering stores, but it’s also easy to be tricked into believing deceitful eco-friendly labels. Today, we’re discuss greenwashing: a marketing tactic leading consumers to assume a company’s products are more environmentally sound than they truly are. This episode gives an overview of items…
 
We’re taking our conscious consumption one step further today! We’re speaking with Charity Driggs of Morningstar, an investment research firm. Charity is shedding light on lots of topics across the financial landscape for us individuals. Because we aim to be more eco-conscious in our daily lives, we should also start thinking more deeply about our …
 
This episode is such a treat! Christine Bader is the author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: Girl Meets Oil. In her book, she recounts her experiences working for BP on social impact on major projects around the world. Christine was working in corporate social responsibility (CSR) before it was truly a dedicated concern for organizations. …
 
Shopping secondhand can be a treasure hunt… and luxury secondhand is a whole new ballgame. We’re chatting today with Meredith Fineman, host of It Never Gets Old: A Firsthand Account of All Things Secondhand. Meredith is sharing tips on how to begin finding designer pieces for a fraction of their retail prices. We’re talking aboutRead more The post …
 
The Australian Fires are unprecedented in their size, destruction, and duration. The staggering number of lost lives, homes, and wildlife is heartbreaking. We’re all wondering: is this happening because of climate change? We’re exploring today how and why climate change exacerbates natural hazards. First, we’re clarifying the difference between wea…
 
This call-in episode is overflowing with career inspo! We’re speaking with six women today about their professional dedication to environmental work at climate change, all in different fields and different organizational levels. Across five conversations, we’re hearing from: Sophia in research with NASA Develop; Ariel in corporate sustainability wi…
 
We know plant-based diets require less resources and encourage nutrient diversity. But did we realize that a plant-based diet also helps us lessen the amount of toxins, chemicals, and other grossness that enters our lives? We’re introducing today the concepts of bioaccumulation and biomagnification: how toxins build up in organisms and move up the …
 
It may seem like the answer to your sustainable wardrobe goals may be minimalism… and minimalism can be intimidating! Today we’re speaking with Erin Orbach, Brand Manager of Boody Ecowear, a brand of eco-conscious basics. We’re discussing why bamboo is an ultra-sustainable fabric choice and certifications to look for when you’re choosing your piece…
 
The United Nations has set Sustainable Development Goals to help us tackle concerns across multiple dimensions: societal, economic, and environmental. Today, we’re speaking with Claudia La Rue, the First Secretary to the Dominican Republic mission of the United Nations. We’re first overviewing the Millennium Development Goals, then discussing what …
 
Black Friday sales are upon us, and holiday gift giving is definitely testing our commitment to being conscious consumers! On today’s bonus episodes, we’ll be going through guidelines to be a mindful shopper for both yourself and others. We’re sharing some creative ideas as alternatives to likely landfill-bound presents, plus reframing our mindset …
 
I am beyond thrilled to welcome you today to TOTALLY ECO CHIC: The Eco-Conscious Lifestyle Shop! I am sharing my journey thus far: how this podcast began, including some behind-the-scenes insight, like why we don’t have advertisers. TOTALLY ECO CHIC is our new sister brand – a place for all your stylish sustainability supplies. I’llRead more The po…
 
With some potential sticky climate conversations looming this holiday season, we’re learning today how to have thoughtful, relatable conversations with climate skeptics. We’re chatting with Sarah Ott, a chapter leader with Citizens Climate Lobby in a conservative North Georgia region, and a teacher ambassador with the National Center for Science Ed…
 
It’s Election Day! We’re gearing up to hear about a lot of different environmental plans this next campaign season, so this episode is breaking down the basics to help you better determine which policies really speak to you. We’re talking about carbon pricing – explaining the difference between a carbon tax and a cap-and-trade policyRead more The p…
 
We love a call-in episode! Today is all about encouraging those around you to think deeper about eco-conscious lifestyles. We’re speaking with three listeners about their initiatives in their respective local communities: Bella, creator of Sage Magazine; Faith, a host of local TV segments and workshops; and Nika, president of a free campus pop-up t…
 
April Davis of The Vagina Blog joins up today to talk about all things menstruation! We’re discussing all of your options for period products – health benefits, reusable versus disposable, and encouraging you to find what works best for your body. April is also discussing fertility, and how we can support our cycle all monthRead more The post 79: H…
 
Plastic isn’t inherently “bad”… but what we’re doing with it definitely is! We’re talking today about where plastic comes from and how it ends up in your drinking water (and food!). Is recycling a good option? What’s wrong with those “eco” plastic water bottles? Plus, we’re touching on the environmental and health impacts of Styrofoam.Read more The…
 
Scooters are popping up on streets across the world… big cities, campuses, and coming to just about everywhere in between. E-scooter share programs are selling the idea of the “last mile ride,” but we’re breaking down why they’re not quite living up to that promise. On this episode, we’re talking about policy concerns, emissions, butRead more The p…
 
We are diving deep today with Christina Vidal of JetSet Christina + Watercolors Swim! She’s explaining the intricate process of creating a swimwear line, and how a smaller fashion brand really operates. We also discuss the true meaning of “sustainability” in the fashion industry. Plus, Christina shares her experience of having fast fashion giant, Z…
 
The local food movement is gaining popularity, and we’re here for it! We’re chatting today with Wen-Jay Ying of Local Roots NYC, a CSA in New York City. We’re discussing how regenerative agriculture supports our long-term ability to farm (and why the time is now to make a change!). Plus, we learn the value ofRead more The post 74: Eating Locally, R…
 
The Amazon Rainforest has been burning for three weeks largely due to deforestation for cattle ranching. This episode is a special report on the current situation: how the fires began, why this emergency will accelerate climate change, + what you can do. We are explaining deforestation, carbon sinks, and current climate science predictions for glob…
 
Tis the season for education, career shifts, and even back-to-school fever for those of us out in the workplace. Today, we’re speaking about the value of short-term, immersive experiences to build on your environmental education. Whether you are looking to dive deeper into your passions or learn about a totally new topic, there is plentyRead more T…
 
Recycling incorrectly can be just as harmful as not recycling at all! However, recycling properly can be challenging based on where you live or what you’re disposing of. While every area may have different regulations around their specific acceptable items, we’re discussing things you should always recycle, plus programs for your hard-to-recycle it…
 
Our second Chic Chats call-in episode! Today, we’re speaking with four women about their experiences with environmental lifestyles around the world: Celine from Germany, Lynn in South Korea, Marley in Uganda, and Jainan in China. We’re discussing national policies and location-specific challenges, plus coming to terms with things like family and so…
 
We’re breaking down the elusive “carbon budget” – what is really means, and what it will take to keep our planet within reasonable levels of warming. Between the promise of shiny technologies and human habits, we’re talking about limiting emissions with the current reality of a climate crisis. Connect with me @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez onRead mo…
 
Silk sheets are totally having a moment, and cotton is a classic … but both of these options problematic! Today we’re chatting with Phoebe and Kat of Ettitude, a bamboo lyocell bedding company. Bamboo is an environmental superstar, requiring minimal resources and causing no animal harm. We spend one-third of our lives asleep … andRead more The post…
 
Sustainable, non-toxic, inspiring makeup – let’s discuss! Today, we’re chatting with Tiila Abbitt of Aether Beauty, the brand behind the world’s first zero waste makeup palette. Tiila served as the Head of Product Development for Sephora, which led her to create a truly clean eyeshadow collection. She talks about her background in the beauty indust…
 
Plant-based diets are actually the most impactful personal climate change solution you can make. We’re talking today about five easy ways to transition into a more plant-based diet, little by little – you don’t have to be totally vegan overnight! First, let’s discuss two major food groups you can reassess, and then we’ll get intoRead more The post …
 
Transportation is a *massive* source of global greenhouse gas emissions. Today, we’re going over some ways that innovation and up-and-coming ideas are making our travel more efficient. We’re diving deep into why a typical gasoline-powered car doesn’t make a lot of sense, how hyperloop could totally change public transportation, + where there is sti…
 
The diamond industry is dirty, corrupt, and arguably super outdated. Diamonds are simply compressed carbon – and technology has caught up with nature to alleviate some of the adverse effects of mining. Today, we are sitting down with Anna-Mieke Anderson of MiaDonna & Co. and The Greener Diamond Foundation. We’re discussing how the technology ofRead…
 
Let’s get analytical today when we talk about waste: what is it really costing our communities? We’re discussing the economic and social downfalls of a disposable society, plus possible solutions. It’s easy to simply encourage recycling and composting, but we also have to realize the policies and infrastructure currently in place. Waste-To-Energy e…
 
There is a lot of speculation on if technology will save us from a climate crisis … today, we’re bringing that conversation down to a much more personal level. How are the products you’re inviting into your life impacting the environment? We’re sitting today with Josh Poulsen of House of Marley, an eco-conscious brand ofRead more The post 61: Eco T…
 
We’re talking today about shopping for beauty products the same way you shop for groceries: personalized, food-grade organic, ethically sourced, and even a little spiritual. Tina Hedges, founder of LOLI Beauty, joins us to discuss how LOLI is on a mission to stir up clean, conscious beauty. Makeup, skincare, and haircare products are crafted fromRe…
 
The grid: what even is it? We’re talking today about why you should care about where your electricity comes from! Let’s break down the whole situation: importance of grid reliability and flexibility, how our energy is generated, and how we’re going to transition into a safer, more stable system. Lots of goodness to better prepareRead more The post …
 
Happy Earth Day, friends! We’re firm believers that we should be celebrating Earth Day every day by thinking a little more about our environmental footprint. Today’s bonus episode outlines five easy ways you can live more eco-consciously. Below, each tip has links to additional podcast episodes in the Apple Podcast app if you’d like moreRead more T…
 
We’re crafting today! I’m joined by my friend Elizabeth Lancione of Feelin Loopy Crochet to talk you through three do-it-yourself projects for your lower waste lifestyle. We’re teaching you how to make a reusable shopping bag, produce bags, and cotton face rounds (crochet or sew!). We also have two bonus projects to share: coffee scrubRead more The…
 
It can be easy to preach against animal products when promoting an environmental lifestyle – but that definitely doesn’t work for everyone! I’m excited for us to be diving deep into the world of animal agriculture, cattle ranching, and climate change today with Megan of the Diablo Trust, a collaborative group of ranchers, advocacy groups,Read more …
 
Last week, AOC reminded us that “climate change is not an elitist issue,” … but perhaps environmental lifestyle choices inherently are. We’re touching upon the social factors that influence your ability (or inability!) to make lower-waste, more eco-concious choices. We’re breaking down how your neighborhood and socioeconomic status influence your e…
 
Let’s break down a cool little intersection of environment + health: organic produce. Today, we’ll discuss what organic certification truly means, the agricultural implications, and even some benefits of conventionally grown fruits and veggies. We’re also introducing the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list, to help us all be more savvy s…
 
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