Removing Clothing From Landfill

November 29, 2017

Meet Kaveri Marathe: she recently started a social enterprise called Texiles in the Washington, D.C. area that's aiming to remove clothing from landfill.

Americans send 13 million tons of clothing to landfill each year where material decomposes slowly and releases harmful greenhouse gases into our atmosphere. In fact, the annual environmental impact of a household’s clothing equates to 1,000 bathtubs of water and the carbon from 6,000 miles of driving a car. That's a lot of waste! 

95% of this material can be recycled if the right channels are put in place; find out how Kaveri is paving the way for those channels and changing the way Americans purchase and dispose of their clothing one scheduled pick-up at a time. 

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Hiking And Camping Zero Waste

November 16, 2017

Dariya and Dominic are avid adventure seekers with degrees in Environmental Science and an unstoppable passion for conscious living. From city day walks to weekend warrior hikes to 6 months trekking the Pacific Crest Trail, they have refined their gear and style to have as little impact on the environment as possible as they venture off into the backcountry. After endless debates, research, compromises, ounce counting and of course failures, they are proud to share with you their knowledge on ultralight and minimalist gear, healthy backcountry cuisine, and overarching Leave No Trace philosophy.

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Geothermal Energy

November 10, 2017

Oil and gas production creates a lot of heat that could be harnessed and used in Canada, along with heat produced by the earth itself. Kim Vinet, pro big mountain skier and geologist from Revelstoke, British Columbia, works for Epoch Energy and is leading the way forward when it comes to renewables in Canada. Are dams a green source of energy? We compare the proposed Site C Dam to geothermal and discuss other options in a zero waste context.

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Microplastics In Marine Life

November 6, 2017

Jay Brandes, professor and researcher of Chemical Oceanography at the University of Georgia's Department of Marine Sciences in Savannah, is currently conducting a study on microplastics in marine life off the coast of Georgia. He's already made a startling discovery! Should you still be eating seafood? We discuss microplastics, microfibers, microbeads, and bag ban legislation with a scientist who has dedicated his life to studying the health of our oceans.

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Ski To Save The Planet

October 25, 2017

We speak with Kim Vinet, pro big mountain skier and geologist, who recently made a career switch from the oil and gas industry into renewables. We talk about how the love of skiing and the outdoors leads us to care for the environment and work to preseve those outdoor spaces for the future. Kim gives us tips to reduce our energy footprint and a unique perspective into her own journey to make the planet a better place.

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What’s Wrong With Plastic?

October 18, 2017

The convenience of single-use plastics, from water bottles, take-out utensils, and straws to food wraps and grocery store containers has taken over our way of life. Studies are beginning to warn us that plastics contain chemicals leaching into our food and drinks with potentially devastating consequences for our children's health as well as our planet's. 

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