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What is greenwashing and how do you avoid it?

The Positively Green Podcast

Release Date: 11/12/2018

Getting to know Suzette Chaumette our new cohost show art Getting to know Suzette Chaumette our new cohost

The Positively Green Podcast

Season 3 has launched with a warm welcome to our new cohost Suzette @reducereusesuze.

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Catch up with Kelsey and Becca + we tried Salt Room Therapy and here's what happened show art Catch up with Kelsey and Becca + we tried Salt Room Therapy and here's what happened

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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!

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How to open a zero waste store with Jenna Meier of The Glass Pantry show art How to open a zero waste store with Jenna Meier of The Glass Pantry

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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 journey a little bit easier by offering pantry staples, household cleaners, and personal care products in a package-free way. The Glass Pantry offers organic, locally-made products in bulk; allowing you to stock up on everything you need, without producing all the trash.

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How to build a community effort around sustainability with Laura Loucks of the Waukesha County Green Team show art How to build a community effort around sustainability with Laura Loucks of the Waukesha County Green Team

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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 sustainable living.

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Where regenerative agriculture gets it wrong and what we can do about it with Chris Newman of Sylvanaqua Farms show art Where regenerative agriculture gets it wrong and what we can do about it with Chris Newman of Sylvanaqua Farms

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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. A member of the Choptico Band of Piscataway Indians, Chris co-founded Sylvanaqua Farms. Sylvanaqua Farms is based in the D.C. region, and they raise forest-raised pork, grass-fed beef, and pastured chicken and eggs.

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How to reframe the power of your vote with Nathaniel Stinnett of the Environmental Voter Project show art How to reframe the power of your vote with Nathaniel Stinnett of the Environmental Voter Project

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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 voters.

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Refill, reuse, rejoice! Featuring Plaine Products CEO, Lindsey McCoy show art Refill, reuse, rejoice! Featuring Plaine Products CEO, Lindsey McCoy

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Today we are chatting with the CEO of Plaine Products, Lindsey McCoy. Plaine Products is 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 from landfills to date!

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How to create community resilience using the Transition Network with Ratih Sutrisno show art How to create community resilience using the Transition Network with Ratih Sutrisno

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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 self-sufficient and build community resilience.

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Holistic Dog Care and Raw Diet Tips with Roberta Donaldson show art Holistic Dog Care and Raw Diet Tips with Roberta Donaldson

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In this episode, we discuss all things holistic dog care and how to get started with a raw diet for your dog with Roberta Donaldson. We go over the scientific data that supports raw feeding for dogs, the sustainability issues around pet food, and natural flea and tick remedies for your pooch.

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Cheers to drinking Natural Wine with Allie Kruse of Nonfiction Wine show art Cheers to drinking Natural Wine with Allie Kruse of Nonfiction Wine

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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.

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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.

Don't forget to use The Think Dirty App the next time you are shopping.

If you decide to do a bathroom purge, try out the EWG Skin Deep Database to see how your current products stack up.

Thanks for listening!