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We’ve got some exciting news! The PGP family is growing. Kelsey’s having a baby! Getting through your first trimester can be such a challenge. From morning sickness to fatigue to sleeping issues - your body is going through so many changes as you grow a human. We are sharing tips and tricks on how to get through those first trimester symptoms. We a…
 
Wouldn't be great if we could give ourselves a bit of a break as we strive for sustainability in our everyday lives? That's why we had Lauren Gropper, the founder of Repurpose, on the Positively Green Podcast. Repurpose is one of the leading brands in compostable single-use tableware - meaning you can plan your next BBQ with a clean conscience! Top…
 
The woes of composting your food waste are many. From the odor to messiness, trying to compost at home can be extremely challenging, especially if you don't have composting service or a backyard to finish your compost. That's why we had Jeremy Lang, the founder of Pela and Lomi, on the Positively Green Podcast. In this episode, we learn all about L…
 
It's that time of year again! Back to school shopping. In this episode, Suzette will share her eco-friendly back-to-school shopping tips, adapted from an article written by Jennifer Aiken. In this episode you’ll learn about: Shopping for school supplies Buying eco-friendly clothes Packing a plastic-free lunch Yummy alternatives to packaged snacks R…
 
In this episode, we are sharing six wellness tips to slow your mind, strengthen your body, and tend to your spirit for the refreshing season of Spring. We discuss: How to grow your own sprouts right on your kitchen counter The importance of a "sit spot" to help calm your mind and connect with nature Incorporating tinctures into your self-care routi…
 
Nate Dewart is a Senior Project Manager at an energy consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. We chat about climate action, policy creation, and intersectionality. In this episode, we discuss: How you can advocate for better environmental standards in your home and community About home appliance efficiency standards and the impacts on the env…
 
Ashanti Williams is a Black female farmer, raised and nurtured by activists and land stewards of the Carolinas and the Bronx. She is passionate about working and learning alongside animals in an effort to create sustainable farm systems that are accessible to Black people. The access to safe learning environments around raising animals as a person …
 
Suzette teaches us all about vermicomposting. Landfilling garbage is becoming less and less popular, especially as we are learning about how individuals can help curb climate change. (And large corporations are most responsible, but we can also put our minds on small steps that we can take too.) Most of us think of paper, plastic, and yard waste as…
 
Suzette asks Kelsey all her most pressing chicken-keeping questions in this episode. Kelsey is a self-appointed crazy chicken lady and shares all of her chicken knowledge with Suzette and our listeners. We talk about: How Kelsey got started with chickens What are some of the misconceptions and myths about chicken keeping What Kelsey's daily chicken…
 
Youth programs are places where children and young adults find support and camaraderie, often looking to leaders of those programs as mentors and coaches. Sometimes those leaders have been through their own struggles and trauma and use their experiences to guide youth toward better habits and outcomes. One such person is Curtis Lee whose harrowing …
 
In this episode, we have guest Sandrine Malary. Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Sandrine Malary is part of a new generation of Haitian artists who maintain close ties to their motherland and its culture. She has a degree in Psychology from the George Washington University, which she uses to relate to her community and to parent. She is a mother …
 
To honor Black America's farming legacy during Black History Month, on this episode we have guest, Mina Wilson. Mina is a community activist and public health professional who shares with us her family's legacy from their arrival in America as enslaved peoples to today. We’ll be talking about family history, farming, interdependence, food sovereign…
 
In the winter we can all feel a bit "blah" so for this episode we are sharing six winter wellness tips for health and vitality. Suzette and Kelsey go through all six tips and provide actionable info to help give your winter blues a lift! Show Notes: What is dry brushing and how does it benefit your health What we can learn from the seasonal fluctua…
 
Season 3 has launched with a warm welcome to our new cohost Suzette @reducereusesuze. Suzette Chaumette is a public health researcher, gardener, and community activist who is on a lifelong plastic-free journey. She’ll be sharing tips and tricks with you for reducing plastic in your home, office, and garden. In this season premiere, we get to know S…
 
We’re about to take a break from new podcast episodes for a while, so we wanted to have an informal chat about some life updates, what’s new with us, and what we’ve been up to! Plus, hear all about our halotherapy (salt room) experience! We recently visited the Salt Room Lake Country and had an awesome time. It’s a holistic and natural treatment th…
 
As the demand for eco-friendly and sustainable items rises, more and more zero waste and bulk shops are opening to meet that need! Our guest for this episode is Jenna Meier, the owner of The Glass Pantry, a newly-opened zero waste and bulk store located in the Walkers Point neighborhood of Milwaukee, WI. Her goal is to make your sustainability jour…
 
Do you ever feel like you’re on an island when it comes to caring about sustainability? Do you wish you could get involved with a local group that also shares that passion? You can! Please welcome our guest Laura Loucks, Volunteer Coordinator with the Waukesha County Green Team, as we learn about green teams and building a community effort around s…
 
We’re having an important conversation today about the intersection of race and agriculture, the glaring issues within the clean food movement, and how regenerative agriculture keeps getting it wrong with Chris Newman. Chris is the co-founder of Sylvanaqua Farms, which is based in the D.C. region. They raise forest-raised pork, grass-fed beef, and …
 
We’re heading to the polls and chatting all about voting today! We interview Nathaniel Stinnett, founder of the Environmental Voter Project, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that aims to significantly increase voter demand for environmental leadership by identifying inactive environmentalists and then turning them into consistent activists and …
 
We have another awesome lady boss guest on the Positively Green Podcast today! We chat with the CEO of Plaine Products, Lindsey McCoy. They are a natural, refillable, zero waste body care brand that you will LOVE. Get an inside scoop of what it’s like running a sustainable business and learn how they have helped divert over 100,000 plastic bottles …
 
Please welcome Ratih Sutrisno, the Communications & Outreach Coordinator at Transition US, the national hub representing the Transition Movement in the United States. This is a grassroots movement and method of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world. It’s based on fostering a deeper connection and acting locally to become se…
 
Please welcome back Roberta Donaldson from Millennial Cat Mom! This episode has gone to the dogs. As in, we’re talking all about holistic and sustainable dog care today. Topics Covered: The problem with conventional dog kibble, how it’s made, and how it affects health What label splitting is and why it’s so deceiving on an ingredient list Raw feedi…
 
Grab a glass of (natural) wine and join us for a virtual happy hour! We have special guest Allie Kruse, owner of Nonfiction Natural Wines in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She drops some major knowledge about all things natural, organic, low-intervention wine. Topics Covered: What does “natural” wine even mean and what additives are typically found in conve…
 
As more and more of us are working remotely and practicing social distancing as the coronavirus hits the US, we thought it would be helpful to share nine simple ways you can make your home a healthier and safer environment. We hope these tips bring you peace of mind and give you a sense of control during this scary time! According to the EPA, the a…
 
We’re back for Season 2, hooray! Today we’re taking a look at where the top U.S. emissions came from in 2019, and the top six ways you can mindfully live a more eco-friendly and sustainable life in 2020. RESOURCES MENTIONED: Local Harvest for CSA boxes, farmer’s markets, etc. Petition for Trader Joes to reduce its plastic packaging Petition #1 to g…
 
We can hardly believe it's been a year since we launched the Positively Green Podcast. Launching this sustainable and holistic living podcast has been such a joy. We both love seeing your sustainable swaps, hearing what episodes have inspired you to change your habits, and creating content that can hopefully make a positive impact as we curb climat…
 
For all our earth-friendly cat moms and dads out there, we have got the purr-fect episode for you. If you have been wondering how to care for your kitty in a sustainable and toxin-free way, Roberta Donaldson of The Millennial Cat Mom is here to help. In this episode we learn why cats are true carnivores and how to source ethically raised meat for t…
 
This week on The Positively Green Podcast we have organic skincare formulator Emma, founder of The Sunday Standard. Becca and Kelsey have both dealt with acne-prone skin, so chatting with Emma about her nourishing facial products was so enlightening. We've both been implementing the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) for a while and Emma took our understan…
 
On today’s episode of the Positively Green Podcast, we have special guest, Kate Eskuri. Kate is a Minnesota girl, registered nurse, holistic health junkie, and the voice behind The Foundation Blog, a modern woman's guide to all things slow living, integrative health, and holistic self-care. Kate got her nursing degree at the University of Minnesota…
 
If you've fallen into a slump with your green and clean beauty routine and want to take it to the next level - one of mindful and conscious self-care, this episode is for you! Becca walks Kelsey through her very own Custom Green Beauty Consult - which is full of tips on how to take your toxin-free beauty habits from humdrum to heck yes. Becca recen…
 
In this episode, we have special guest Daniel DeBaun, an internationally recognized expert in EMF radiation, EMF shielding, and EMF-related health issues with special focus on the effect of exposure from mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, and cell phones. He is the author of Radiation Nation: Complete Guide to EMF Protection & Safety and co-f…
 
Please welcome Karen Malkin as our special guest today! She is a board-certified health and wellness coach and also serves on the board of directors for the Environmental Working Group. Topics covered in this episode: About Karen and her personal health journey, and her foundations of holistic and integrative medicine How integrative health differs…
 
In this episode of The Positively Green Podcast, Becca and Kelsey share how they deal with dysmenorrhea, aka periods from the seventh circle of hell. We’ve got a good line up of zero-waste and holistic period pain management options for you. When PMS rears its ugly head for many of us ladies, the conventional options are all we feel we have at our …
 
In this episode, Kelsey and Becca talk all about why you should work towards a zero-waste and toxin-free menstrual cycle. They also share their favorite zero-waste options for feminine items, like absorbable undies and the menstrual cup, and how to use them. Show Notes: Positive News: Green Waste Recycling is turning green waste into greener fields…
 
If you have been thinking this is the year to get your first organic vegetable garden started, then we have the perfect episode to give you the final push. Discover the five surprising reasons to get your first vegetable garden going and how gardening can have a positive impact on your health, community, and the environment. In this episode we talk…
 
Spring is finally here! And in today’s episode of the Positively Green Podcast, we’re talking all about the sun. Believe it or not, we NEED some sun exposure without any sunscreen to help our bodies get Vitamin D. We’re also talking about the ingredients in conventional sunscreens and their health effects, as well as how they are negatively impacti…
 
In this episode, we chat with Dan Kurzrock, the CEO of Regrained, a company that is working hard to find sustainable solutions for food waste and packaging waste. If you’ve been frustrated with the non-recyclable and non-compostable food packaging winding up in your garbage, this is the episode for you. In this episode we discuss: Why finding a sus…
 
Today on the Positively Green Podcast we interview herbalist Kyle Denton of Tippecanoe Herbs. Kyle is an educator, medicine maker, and owner of Tippecanoe Herbs & Apothecary in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Drawing from his background in Ayurveda and Traditional Western Herbalism, Kyle will expand your understanding of our relationship to the natural world…
 
In this episode, Kelsey and Becca answer listeners’ questions on everything from gardening to soap to getting your significant other on board to live a greener lifestyle. Laundry + Dishes Buckaroo Organics Soapberry Detergent Wool Dryer Balls Redecker Beechwood Pot and Dish Brushes Better Life Dish Soap Seventh Generation Dr. Bronner’s CBD Facial O…
 
On this episode of the Positively Green Podcast, we discuss why you don’t have to go vegan to live sustainably. This episode has come at the request of many of our listeners, as well as being born out of the necessity to start a more open dialogue about eating meat and raising livestock in the face of climate change. Books: Defending Beef by Nicole…
 
In this episode, Kelsey and Becca share all their tips on how to have a sustainable, ethical, and zero-waste wedding. Kelsey is currently planning her wedding and compiled all the research she has done, from ethical engagement ring companies to how to reduce waste at the reception. If you want all the info in one place, be sure to grab Kelsey’s fre…
 
In this episode, Becca and Kelsey discuss the top five body products you should swap now. Our skin is our biggest organ, and what we put on it definitely affects our health. Finding non-toxic products that are both effective and trustworthy can be difficult. That's Kelsey and Becca share their tried and true favorites with you. Deodorant: Green Tid…
 
In today's episode, we are talking all about how to get started with composting. Starting to compost can feel like such an insurmountable task, that's why we wanted to break it down for you step by step in this episode. Show Notes: The Friend and Foe Compost Guide - PRINTABLE Supplies for Composting: For smaller green scrap holding try this one For…
 
In this episode Becca and Kelsey interview Melissa Gallico, a former military intelligence officer, Fulbright scholar, and intelligence specialist at the FBI. Melissa has studied the negative effects of Fluoride on the human body and our environment and discusses ways we can detox and be more informed. You can learn more about Melissa and follow he…
 
In this episode, we are going to talk about all things plastic - what kinds of plastics exist and do they have a negative effect on your health. We will also give you five easy ways to go plastic-free right now. 1. Reusable Grocery Bags instead of plastic grocery bags. 2. Reusable Silverware instead of plastic silverware 3. Ceramic stoneware or mas…
 
In this episode, we’ll be talking all about how you can navigate the fashion industry when it comes to sustainable brands, materials, and fast fashion. We are so excited to have our first guest on the show. Her name is Marissa Biese and she is a dear friend of Becca's. They actually met on Instagram of all places. Like Kelsey and Becca, Marissa als…
 
Today we’re going to have a conversation all about greenwashing. You may or may not have heard this term used before, and in our opinion, it’s something that most people fall victim to when trying to switch to a greener lifestyle. Be sure to check out Becca's Clean Beauty Workbook which will help you navigate the switch to greener beauty products. …
 
Are you wondering what it even means to live sustainably? This episode of The Positively Green Podcast is for you! Kelsey and Becca debunk these buzzwords we keep hearing on living a green life and set you up for a deeper understanding of sustainable living. You can think of it as our mission statement. To check out Kelsey's upcoming ebook The Holi…
 
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