Earth911.com: Sustainability In Your Ear

Earth911.com: Sustainability In Your Ear

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Each week, Evelyn Lopez and the Earth911.com team talk sustainability news, interview sustainability leaders, and answer your questions about how to recycle and buy responsibly. You have more power to improve the world than you know! Listen in to get…


Podcast: U.K. Environmental Leader Tony Juniper On Rainforest Awareness and Restoration
Dec 9 • 31 min
Tony Juniper spent a lifetime traveling the world’s rainforests and raising awareness about environmental threats. Now, he chairman of the United Kingdom’s Natural England, the national conservation agency — by contrast the U.S. Environmental Protection…
Podcast: Tracker Tom Brown Jr. On Saving The Earth One Step At a Time
Dec 2 • 22 min
Humans began their journey on this planet by learning to survive, then to steward the Earth, but they have forgotten that they live in a great system. Author Tom Brown Jr., renowned tracker, and teacher talks with Earth911 about his latest book, Tom…
Podcast: Beat Wishcycling Habits with Lauren Olson of World Centric
Nov 28 • 14 min
Wishcycling, tossing something that can’t be recycled into the blue bin, is the bane of recycling programs because it can contaminate other materials in the system. Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe talks with Lauren Olson, Zero Waste Manager at compostable…
Podcast: How To Lower Your Carbon Footprint and Save Money
Nov 24 • 49 min
The Earth911 gang gathers at the microphone to talk about how to lower CO2 emissions and save money in your commute and heating bills. We start with the savings from switching to an electric vehicle. Earth911 recently published an EV article and worksheet…
Podcast: Giki’s Jo Hand on Achieving a Sustainable Lifestyle
Nov 22 • 18 min
Planet-friendly shopping is a new skill for many consumers. Making the right environmental choice takes information and coaching. Giki, a British mobile app for iPhone and Android, is helping U.K. shoppers make responsible decisions. Earth911 talks with…
Podcast: Author Alice Hill on Building a Resilient Future
Nov 18 • 27 min
In an important new book about the climate challenges faced by U.S. cities, Alice Hill, Senior Fellow for Climate Change Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, the Global Director, Sustainable Finance Center of the World…
Podcast: eevie Offers Sustainable Living Coaching in the Palm of Your Hand
Nov 15 • 21 min
eevie is a new mobile app for the iPhone and Android that helps people identify their carbon impact when shopping and making daily decisions about travel and diet. Earth911 talks with the founders of eevie, Tono Willms, Lenni Paar, and Raphi Ferretti.…
Podcast: Rockay Socks Combine Recycled Ocean Plastic With Reduced Water Usage
Nov 11 • 13 min
Rockay makes socks from ocean plastic with anti-odor characteristics that reduce the need to wash by five to 10 times. It’s a remarkable combination of recycling and water-use reduction that can make a big impact on an athlete’s environmental impact.…
Podcast, November 8, 2019: Getting Your Start In Recycling with PNW Metal Recycling’s Sean Daoud
Nov 8 • 18 min
What’s the path to a career in recycling? Sean Daoud, Treasurer of PNW Metal Recycling Inc. in Portland, Oregon, talks with Earth911 about how he got involved recycling, what his job involves, and the work environment. If you want to help to save the…
Podcast, November 4, 2019: How Dumps, Landfills, and Incinerators Work
Nov 4 • 48 min
The Earth911 team sits down to talk about how dumps differ from landfills, how incinerators work, and the limits of landfill expansion. Join Evelyn Fileding-Lopez, Sarah Lozanova, and Mitch Ratcliffe for this week’s But first, we explore natural ways to…
Podcast, November 1, 2019: Baru Seeds, A Sustainable Peanut Alternative
Nov 1 • 14 min
Baru seeds are a sustainable superfood from the Brazilian Cerrado, the highland savannah that feeds South America’s major rivers. Harvested by indigenous peoples who previously cut down the Baru (Dupteryx alata), the seeds contain more antioxidants than…
Podcast, October 28, 2019: Dr. Reggie Ferriera on Climate Change and Human Stress Levels
Oct 28 • 18 min
How will climate change impact many people first? Through stress, our response to increasingly uncertain weather conditions and the increasing pace of climate disasters, Dr. Reggie Ferreira, Associate Director of the Traumatology Institute at Tulane…
Podcast, October 25, 2019: Saving US jobs, and t-shirts from landfills, with Project Repat
Oct 25 • 12 min
Project Repat, founded by Ross Lohr and Nathan Rothstein, has prevented more than 11 million t-shirts from landfills while bringing some sewing work back to the United States. Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe talks with Rothstein about the inspiration behind…
Podcast, Oct. 21, 2019: A More Sustainable Halloween!
Oct 21 • 43 min
A spooky Halloween doesn’t have to be a horror show for the planet. Join the Earth911 team as we talk through how to reduce the waste and garbage produced by the scariest holiday of the year. First off, a green Halloween can be a budget Halloween with…
Podcast, Oct. 7, 2019: Hydrofluorocarbons, Bad Water, and Fall Gardening
Oct 7 • 40 min
The Earth911 gang is back at the microphone to talk about hydroflourocarbon 152A, the supergreenhouse gas in many U.S. aerosol products (it’s banned elsewhere in the world), how to identify and deal with contaminated tap water, and the preparations and…
Podcast, Oct. 4 2019: RightWater Goes Plastic-free
Oct 4 • 19 min
RightWater, a mineral water distributor, is setting a new standard in sustainability. The company has abandoned all the plastic it used and replaced bottles with 100-percent recycled aluminum cans. Jono Wylie, head of sustainability at RightWater, joins…
Podcast, Sept. 30, 2019: The State of the Recycling System
Sep 30 • 13 min
Explore the state of U.S. recycling with Joe Pickard, Chief Economist and Director of Commodities at the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). He joins Earth911 to talk about the recently released ISRI 2019 Economic Impact Study. Despite…
Podcast, Sept. 23, 2019: CBD Sustainability, Solar Installation Contracts, and Indoor Vertical Gardens
Sep 23 • 43 min
Following the rapid rise of CBD-based products, Earth911 looks at the environmental footprint of the non-psychoactive product of hemp and cannabis plants. We also walk the steps to a successful home solar installation contract and explore the opportunity…
Podcast: Global Thermostat’s Graciela Chichilnisky on Distributed Carbon Capture Economies
Sep 20 • 26 min
Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky, co-founder and CEO of Global Thermostat, pioneered climate change policy and sustainable development planning, participating in the development of the Kyoto Protocol and as lead U.S. author for the United Nations’…
Innovator Interview: Dr. Paul Zeitz on Waging Justice and the UN Climate Restoration Forum
Sep 16 • 20 min
Meet Dr. Paul Zeitz, an organizer of the UN Global Climate Restoration Forum this week in New York. A veteran of the AIDS crisis, during which he led the Global AIDS Alliance, he has joined the Healthy Climate Alliance to drive awareness and adoption of…
Innovator Interview: World Centric’s Mark Marrinozi on the Battle to End Polystyrene
Sep 13 • 28 min
World Centric, a 15-year-old sustainability advocacy and compostable food packaging Benefit corporation, is calling for the end of polystyrene use in food packaging. Mark Marrinozi, vice president of marketing at World Centric, joins Earth911’s Mitch…
Podcast, Sept. 9, 2019: Lighting, Satellite Dishes, and Vampire Electronics
Sep 9 • 42 min
Thinking of replacing your lightbulbs, upgrading to a satellite TV for the football season, or saving on home electricity spending? The Earth911 team has recycling and savings tips for the Fall when school and planning for next year begins. Join Evelyn…
Podcast, Sept. 3, 2019: Lawn Alternatives & Summer Allergies
Sep 2 • 41 min
The Earth911 team gathers round the microphone to talk about the terrible cost of those pretty green lawns and natural allergy treatment options. As Labor Day passes and our water bills continue to climb, it’s time to consider other ways to bring nature…
The iRecyle App Is Back & Summer Sustainability
Aug 12 • 51 min
Summer break is over and the Earth911 podcast gang is back! In today’s conversation, we introduce our new iRecycle 3.0 app and talk through how to build a better recycling information system. It’s also time to talk Summer sustainability, including how to…
Podcast, August 5, 2019: Carbon Removal With Nuclear Power?
Aug 5 • 30 min
The carbon emissions generated since the Industrial Revolution wrap the Earth in a heat sponge of one trillion tons of excess CO2 and that extra heat will remain in the atmosphere for hundreds of years after we achieve a net-Zero economy. Brett Kugelmass,…
Podcast, July 8, 2019: Friends of the Earth on Grocer Pollinator Policies
Jul 8 • 22 min
Kroger has updated its pollinator policy after pressure from the Friends of the Earth (FoE). FoE’s Tiffany Finck-Haynes joins Earth911 to talk about what the decision means for bees and other pollinating species, as well as the additional progress and…
Podcast, July 1, 2019: Customers Targeting Single-Use Plastic Bags
Jul 1 • 14 min
Theresa Carter launched an online petition calling on Target Stores to eliminate single-use plastic bags that has gathered more than 310,000 signatures. She talks with Earth911 about how she got the petition started. Beginning with her choice to put the…
Podcast, June 24, 2019: Food, Glorious Food!
Jun 24 • 52 min
It’s time to eat sustainably in the sun. The Earth911 team sits down to talk about Summer eating. It is a perfect time to try some new foods and food-related activities. Maybe you have a garden or just a pot of herbs. Maybe you would like to try a new…
Podcast, June 10, 2019: Here Comes The Sun!
Jun 10 • 42 min
Earth911 is getting ready for Summer! Join Evelyn, Sarah, and Mitch to talk about preparations for a more sustainable summer. We can all make improvements in how we garden, cook, travel, and make changes in energy use. We start off in the garden with…
Podcast, June 7, 2019: Recycling’s National Safety Stand Down Day
Jun 7 • 18 min
Recycling safety is the topic of Earth911’s interview with Scott Wiggins, vice president of Environmental Health & Safety at the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). On June 12th, most recycling programs and scrap yards will close down for an…
Podcast, June 3, 2019: It Is The Time For Trees at the Arbor Day Foundation
Jun 3 • 17 min
Dan Lambe, president of The Arbor Day Foundation, joins Earth911 to talk about the organizations The Time For Trees initiative to plant 100 million trees. Lambe and team also want to get five million people to join in the tree-planting and save the…
Podcast, May 31, 2019: Salesforce Pioneers Carbon-Neutral Business
May 31 • 19 min
Sunya Norman, director of sustainability at Salesforce.com, joins Earth911 to talk about the customer relationship management (CRM) company’s pursuit of carbon neutral operations. Since its founding, Salesforce has broken new ground in the cloud and ways…
Podcast, May 27, 2018: Get Ready for World Environment Day
May 27 • 47 min
June 5th is World Environment Day and the Earth911 team will help you get ready. Join Evelyn Lopez and Mitch Ratcliffe to talk about World Environment Day activities and how to participate in raising air pollution awareness in your community. The Mask…
Podcast, May 20, 2019: Helmm’s Sustainable Antiperspirant For Men
May 20 • 26 min
Helmm co-founders Zach Groffksy and Taylor Lane discuss sustainable men’s care products. They recently launched a subscription antiperspirant/deodorant subscription service for a luxury refillable holder. The elegant Helmm deodorant container is made with…
Podcast, May 17, 2019: Moses Filter Parts Debris From The Sea
May 17 • 17 min
The Moses Filter can separate debris from the sea, an environmental priority for cities and suburbs where dirt, leaves, medical sharps, and cigarette butts, among many other materials clog stormdrains. The replacable, bio-degradable filter invented by…
Podcast, May 13, 2019: The Changing Recycling Industry
May 13 • 48 min
2018 was a year of big changes in recycling and in 2019 we’re seeing the beginnings of a new era taking shape. The Earth911 team sits down for a conversation about how local recycling programs are changing in the wake of China’s ban on contaminated…
Podcast, May 6, 2019: Dr. Katrina Cornish on the Future of Rubber Production
May 6 • 21 min
Dr. Katrina Cornish developed a genetically engineered dandelion to produce natural latex, which is primarily imported from Southeast Asia, in vertical indoor farms in the U.S. As the scientific advisor to American Sustainable Rubber Company, Dr. Cornish…
Podcast, May 3, 2019: Ripple Foods CEO Adam Lowry On The Future Of Dairy-Free Milk
May 3 • 17 min
After launching toxic-free household cleaning products leader Method, Adam Lowry cofounded Ripple Foods in 2014 to reinvent dairy-free milk. Earth911 talks with Lowry about the health and environmental benefits of Ripple’s plant-based milks, half & half,…
Podcast, April 29, 2019: Spring Is Here!
Apr 29 • 38 min
Spring is here! Even in our northern corners, gardeners are assessing their plots and making plans. So we thought today would be a perfect time to talk about some spring garden essentials – particularly, soil prep, including building raised beds and…
Podcast, April 26, 2019: The USC Wrigley Sustainability Prizes
Apr 26 • 25 min
Ken Nealson led teams at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory that developed tools for detecting life on other planets. Now he leads the University of Southern California’s sustainability programs and the Wrigley Institute, an ocean research center on Catalina…
Podcast, April 22, 2019: Earth Day Past And Future
Apr 22 • 52 min
Happy Earth Day, everyone! The Earth911 team sits down to talk about the history of Earth Day, the actions each of us can take to support endangered species, reduce our carbon footprints, and improve recycling outcomes across the world. Earth Day 2019 is…
Podcast, April 5, 2019: Recycling Issues with ISRI Chief Lobbyist Billy Johnson
Apr 5 • 41 min
Billy Johnson, the chief lobbyist for the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), joins Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe to talk through the major policy issues facing recycling in 2019. From the growth in ferrous metal exports despite China’s ban on…
Podcast, April 1, 2019: Green Myths, Falsehoods, and Greenwashing
Apr 1 • 51 min
April Fool’s Day could be the global holiday for greenwashers and ecological mythmakers, but the Earth911 team is on the case. We discuss the realities of products labeled biodegradable and compostable, how to shop for sustainability when presented…
Podcast, March 29, 2019: Sana Packaging Aims for Sustainable Cannabis
Mar 29 • 20 min
The fast-growing cannabis industry is a growing source of packaging waste, with billions of packages made of plastic, composite materials, and glass already contributing to a new problem. Sana Packaging, founded by two University of Colorado Boulder…
Podcast, March 18, 2019: Global Recycling Day
Mar 18 • 54 min
The Global Recycling Day episode of Sustainability In Your Ear features a conversation about the future of recycling, circular economies, the business value of preserving resources, and the power consumers have to drive companies to embrace environmental…
Podcast, March 11, 2019: Sustana Group Aims for 100% Paper Recycling
Mar 11 • 17 min
The Sustana Group is a pioneer in paper recycling. The company’s Rolland division started producing recycled paper decades ago and now provides annual sustainability and production lifecycle assessments of its supply chain to ensure customers have all the…
Podcast, March 4, 2019: Water, water, everywhere!
Mar 4 • 34 min
The Earth911 gang sits down to talk about the water we drink, the water we use, and the consequences of extreme water-related weather events. Evelyn Fielding-Lopez and Trey Granger survived the flu and travel challenges that kept the usual group from…
Podcast, Feb. 25, 2019: One Person’s Impact — Buying an EV
Feb 25 • 16 min
Making changes to improve the sustainability of our lives is not easy. Old habits, long-held assumptions, and preferences built over decades can keep us from making the moves that will help to reduce the CO2 and other greenhouse gas levels, as well as…
Podcast, Feb. 15, 2019: Breaking Down the Green New Deal
Feb 18 • 48 min
The Green New Deal (read the actual bill) was announced with great fanfare in Washington D.C. and has received a flurry of Presidential-hopeful endorsements. But it is short on details while packed with related social goals that make it politically…
Podcast, Feb. 5, 2019: Meet GoingZeroWaste.com Creator Kathryn Kellog
Feb 15 • 18 min
In our continuing conversations with sustainability writers and bloggers we admire, Earth911 talks with Kathryn Kellog. She founded GoingZeroWaste.com after a personal health issue and has grown the site into a comprehensive source of sustainable living…
Podcast, Feb. 4, 2019: Sustainable Things - We love this; we love this not!
Feb 4 • 52 min
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Evelyn Lopez and the Earth911 team sits down to talk about what’s working in our sustainable lives, as well as what needs improvement. We explore the Reduce. Reuse, and Recycling options in curbside programs, how to…
Podcast, Jan. 28, 2019: Micaela Preston of MindfulMomma
Jan 28 • 21 min
Micaela Preston has raised a family sustainably, sharing her learning with a growing audience along the way. MindfulMomma.com, Preston’s site, delivers a wide variety of how-to sustainable living articles and products that she has tested herself. From…
Podcast, Jan. 23, 2019: EarthEasy.com’s Greg Seaman Talks Off-The-Grid Living
Jan 25 • 23 min
Greg Seaman, the founder of EarthEasy.com, had the courage to live his values. He, his wife, and son moved to an island off the Pacific Northwest coast more than 30 years ago. They lived off-grid and raised a family in a home they built from recovered…
Podcast, Jan. 21, 2019: Brrr! It’s Cold Outside
Jan 21 • 48 min
It’s the deepest cold of the year in the Northern Hemisphere (while in the Southern Hemisphere, Australia is being ravaged by wildfires like the American West in Summer). The Earth911 team gathers at the microphone to talk about keeping warm inside,…
Podcast, Jan. 7, 2019: Veganuary!
Jan 7 • 36 min
Welcome to 2019 and the month of Veganuary. The Earth911 team gathers to talk about the growing Veganuary movement. People around the world are adopting a vegan diet during January and, if it goes well, embracing animal-free eating all year. We also…
Podcast, Dec. 24, 2018: Renewable Resolutions!
Dec 24, 2018 • 49 min
It’s the Sustainable New Year episode of Earth911’s podcast as the team gathers around the microphone to talk impactful resolutions. What can we do to combat climate change, improve your use of renewable energy, reduce plastic pollution of the oceans, and…
Podcast, Dec. 20, 2018: The Oceanic Society Celebrates Living Coral
Dec 21, 2018 • 22 min
The Oceanic Society (oceanicsociety.org) is celebrating Pantone’s Color of the Year selection, Living Coral, a vibrant message that designers will use in media around the world. Earth911 talks with Wayne Sentman, director of Conservation Travel Programs…
Podcast, Dec. 17, 2018: Georgia Tech’s Sustainability Leadership
Dec 17, 2018 • 21 min
The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business is a hotbed of innovation for the circular economy. Earth911 talks with the school’s Dr. Beril Toktay and Michael Oxman about the application of sustainable…
Podcast, Dec. 14, 2018: EnergySage On The State of Solar
Dec 14, 2018 • 25 min
Vikram Aggarwal, founder and CEO of home solar comparison-shipping service EnergySage.com, talks with Earth911 about the costs of, and incentives available for, solar installations. The company, which provide free solar product comparisons and on-call…
Podcast, Dec. 10, 2018: The Year In Recycling Backwards & Forward
Dec 10, 2018 • 55 min
Evelyn Fielding-Lopez and the Earth911 gang assemble at the microphone to talk about 2018’s biggest recycling and sustainability stories. From climate change and environmental protection, to recycling policy in and its impact on U.S. recycling rates, it…
Podcast, Dec. 7, 2018: Health In Harmony Heals The Borneo Rainforest
Dec 7, 2018 • 16 min
Dr. Kinari Webb founded Health In Harmony (healthinharmony.org) in 2005 to help illegal loggers in the Boreo rainforest stop poaching trees. In a remarkable story, she and her team have reduced the number of families that rely on illegal logging for a…
Podcast, Dec. 3, 2018: Let’s Go Sustainable Holiday Shopping!
Dec 3, 2018 • 37 min
Sustainability In Your Ear follows the Earth911 team to the store for a holiday shopping that doesn’t damage the planet. The gang explores whether online or shopping the mall is better for the environment. Sarah Lozanova introduces five green fashion…
Podcast, Nov. 30, 2018: ZEST Labs Sensors Reduce Food Waste From Field To Shelf
Nov 30, 2018 • 17 min
Evelyn Fielding-Lopez talks with Peter Mehring, cofounder and CEO of ZEST Labs, which makes produce-tracking sensors that extend the shelf-life of produce. By monitoring the condition of produce from the field to the store or restaurant, ZEST supports…
Podcast, Nov. 23, 2018: Author Beth Porter Of Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine
Nov 23, 2018 • 21 min
Beth Porter, Climate and Recycling Director at Green America, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit, has studied the recycling system carefully. In her new book, Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine: Sorting Out the Recycling System, Porter challenges established…
Podcast, Nov. 19, 2018: Thanks-cycling!
Nov 19, 2018 • 37 min
It’s Thanksgiving and that means it’s Thankscycling time! The Earth911 team gathers around the table to enjoy a sustainable family day of simple swaps for a healthy Thanksgiving.Sarah Lozanova explains seven Thank-worthy DIY decorations and Trey Granger…
Podcast, Nov. 16, 2018: Ice911’s Leslie Field Aims To Restore Arctic Ice
Nov 16, 2018 • 31 min
Arctic ice is in trouble. Leslie Field, Ph.D. founded Ice911 to build a solution to retreating ice in the Arctic, where 75 percent of the ice pack that existed in 1979. Field brings decades of high-tech work and 54 patents to the problem of restoring ice,…
Podcast, November 12, 2018: Bits & Pieces!
Nov 12, 2018 • 43 min
Heading into the holidays with a sustainable mindset, Evelyn Fielding-Lopez, Sarah Lozanova, and Mitch Ratcliffe get ready for guests. The gang talk about how to eliminate toxins when choosing home cleaning products, how to make your own Earth-friendly…
Podcast, Nov. 9, 2018: Puget Sound Keepers Disputes Washington CAFO Waste Pond Ruling
Nov 9, 2018 • 11 min
The Washington State Pollution Control Hearings Board disappointed environmental leaders in October when it allowed largely unregulated concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to continue operating in the state. CAFOs are giant cattle, pig, and…
Podcast, Nov. 8, 2018: Mining Ethical Jewelry’s Deepest Questions
Nov 8, 2018 • 34 min
Marc Choyt, the founder of Reflective Jewelry, talks with Earth911 about fair trade jewelry. He recently published an extensive and critical expose on the ethical jewelry business. Sustainable and humane metal and gem mining has caught on in Europe,…
Podcast, Nov. 5, 2018: Sunflare Capture 4 Thin-Film Solar Roofing
Nov 5, 2018 • 13 min
Elizabeth Sanderson, chief marketing officer at Sunflare Solar joins Earth911’s Sustainability In Your Ear to talk about solar progress, the economics of solar installation, and when Capture 4 for home buyers will be available. Listen in to get the latest…
Podcast, Oct. 12, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — FLUX To Divert Millions Of Period Products From Landfills
Nov 2, 2018 • 16 min
Paige Fashoni, founder of FLUX Undies, joins Earth911 host Evelyn Fielding-Lopez to talk about reducing the number of sanitary pads and tampons, along with all the packaging waste they come with, that end up in landfills. FLUX is recently introduced…
Podcast, Oct. 29, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — Recycloween!
Oct 29, 2018 • 46 min
It’s the Halloween episode of Sustainability In Your Ear. The Earth911 team gathers around the microphone to talk about the sustainable way to have Halloween fun. Get your little ghouls ready with DIY and eco-friendly costumes made with sustainable…
Podcast, Oct. 26, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — RTS Delivers On-Demand Recycling
Oct 26, 2018 • 18 min
Greg Lettieri, co-founder of New York City-based RTS is bringing a variation on Uber’s playbook to recycling. RTS connects local recycling haulers with business recyclers in several states, delivering recycling training and services to employees along…
Podcast, Oct. 22, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — Hytch Reorganizes Your Commute
Oct 22, 2018 • 18 min
The Hytch app is a clever approach to incenting ridesharing and carpooling. Mark Cleveland, founder and CEO of Hytch joins Sustainability In Your Ear to explain how the company is working with employers, cities, and non-profits to provide small payments…
Podcast, Oct. 19, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — The Clean Energy Future
Oct 19, 2018 • 14 min
Author B.F. (Bruce) Nagy discusses his new book, The Clean Energy Future, with Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe. Nagy offers his advice for homeowners who want to clean up their carbon footprint, as well as observations on the progress being made, albeit in…
Podcast, Oct. 15, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — Fall Garden Planning
Oct 15, 2018 • 36 min
Evelyn Fielding-Lopez, Mitch Ratcliffe, and Sarah Lozanova talk the last week’s recycling and sustainability news on Earth911. This week, we took a deep dive into planning your garden for next year and extending the growing season. How to minimize leaf…
Podcast, Oct. 12, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — Recycling iPhones & e-Waste Responsibly
Oct 12, 2018 • 13 min
As a new generation of Apple iPhone and Samsung Note mobile phones hit the market, we talk with Republic Services about how to safely and responsibly recycle an old phone. Jeremy Walters, community relations manager at Republic, the second-biggest waste…
Podcast, Oct. 8, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — Recleim Pioneers Refrigerator CFC Capture
Oct 8, 2018 • 18 min
Recleim, an Atlanta-based recycler, is the only company in the U.S. using CFC capture technology to recover banned chlorofluorocarbons from pre-2005 refrigerators and HVAC systems. “No refrigerator should reach a landfill,” explains Steve Bush, CEO of…
Earth911.com Podcast: Sustainability in Your Ear — SodaStream’s Sustainable Fizz
Oct 4, 2018 • 14 min
Jecka Glasman, general manager of SodaStream USA, maker of the Fizzi, Electric, and Premium home soda-making machines. SodaStream helps reduce single-use plastic bottle waste, letting a household that switches from canned or bottled soda reduce its waste…
Sustainability in Your Ear — Tapp Water’s Biodegradable Water Faucet Filters Slashes Plastic Pollution
Oct 2, 2018 • 21 min
Magnus Jern, Chief Water Drinker at Tapp Water, explains the company’s TAPP 2 biodegradable water faucet filters. Tapp Water filters decompose in industrial compost piles quickly and will break down in backyard compost piles. Even the body of the TAPP 2,…
Podcast Oct, 1, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — The Food Waste Episode
Oct 1, 2018 • 55 min
Get busy solving the food waste problem. More than 40 percent of the food produced in the United States goes to waste, uneaten and spoiled. The Earth911 team gets together for a conversation about how to take personal steps to eliminate food waste, as…
Podcast, Sept. 24, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — Bring Environmental Smarts To The School Year
Sep 24, 2018 • 53 min
Evelyn Lopez and the Earth911 team gather around the microphone to talk about tuning your home and school plans for environmental excellence. Trey Grangert explains the challenge of defining what’s recyclable in the U.S. Learn how to do a home waste audit…
Podcast, Sept. 17, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — Ethical Metals, Gemstones, & Jewelry
Sep 17, 2018 • 30 min
Learn what questions you should be asking a jeweler when purchasing responsibly. Lifting small miners in developing regions out of poverty and teaching them sustainable environmentally friendly practices is at the heart of a new movement in the jewelry…
Podcast, Sept. 14, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — The Value of Recycling Services
Sep 14, 2018 • 17 min
Recycling services have real value that has long been under-estimated because they are bundled with waste removal services. Bernie Lee, Commodities Research Analyst at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries talks with Earth911 about his recent Scrap…
Podcast, Sept. 10, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — The Water Episode
Sep 10, 2018 • 36 min
The Earth911 team sits down to talk water practices. Learn the 8 ways to green your water and about the Seabin Project that vacuums shorefronts and marinas. We look at the Eco Six Pack Ring (E6PR) that disintegrates before it harms ocean life and how to…
Podcast, Sept. 6, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — Envision Plastics On Recycled Packaging
Sep 6, 2018 • 13 min
Envision Plastics is a recycler of HDPE plastics that produces recyclable bottles using less power, coloring, and no raw oil. Sandra Lewis, director of business development at Envision Plastics joins Earth911’s Trey Granger to talk about how consumers can…
Podcast, Sept. 3, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — Land Restoration with Adam Sachs
Sep 3, 2018 • 50 min
Adam Sachs, Executive Director of Biodiversity for a Livable Climate (bio4climate.org), an educational and research group dedicated to promoting land restoration using natural techniques, joins Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe for an extended discussion. Adam…
Podcast, August 31, 2018: Sustainability In Your Ear — Community Gardening’s Annual Meetup
Aug 31, 2018 • 14 min
Bill Maynard, a leader in the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA), talks to Earth911 about the ACGA Annual Conference, which takes place in Atlanta from Sept. 13 to 16. You can register at https://communitygarden.org. Bill also explains the…
Podcast, August 27, 2018: Sustainability In Your Ear
Aug 27, 2018 • 47 min
Join Evelyn Fielding Lopez and the Earth911 team to talk recycling, sustainable choices, and answers to your Earthling questions. This week: Earthlings shared how much time they spend each week on recycling; Trey Granger explains clothing recycling, and;…
Podcast, August 20, 2018: Sustainability In Your Ear — Belkin Sustainability Manager Ernie Roberts
Aug 20, 2018 • 19 min
Ernie Roberts, Sustainability Manager for computer accessories maker Belkin, joins Earth911’s Evelyn Fielding Lopez and Mitch Ratcliffe. Ernie discusses how the company has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent and lowered its employee carbon…
Podcast, August 16, 2018: Sustainability In Your Ear — Starting A Community Garden
Aug 16, 2018 • 16 min
Launching a community garden is a rewarding experience that can change your neighborhood and city by uniting people to grow and care for a plot of land together. Mary K. Hughkull, founder of Community Garden Magazine and the Community Garden Revolution…
Talking Solar Water Heaters on the Sustainability in Your Ear, August 6, 2018
Aug 6, 2018 • 14 min
Solar water heating systems have matured and offer a reliable alternative to gas or electric water heaters. Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe talks with Ray Lam, founder and president of Silk Road Solar, a Chehalis, Wash.-based provider of solar heating systems…
Podcast, July 30, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear
Jul 30, 2018 • 33 min
It’s sustainable living time, again! Join the Earth911 team and host Evelyn Lopez for Sustainability In Your Ear. We’ll cover the best solar ovens for cooking at home and in nature, planet-friendlier fashion, the growing zero-waste grocery movement, and…
Sustainability In Your Ear Podcast, July 23, 2018: Carbon Capture with Peter Fiekowsky
Jul 23, 2018 • 21 min
Peter Fiekowsky, founder and president of The Health Climate Alliance, returns for part two of a discussion about carbon capture and sequestration technologies that mine the air to remove excess CO2. The Health Climate Alliance’s goal is to return the…
Podcast, July 16, 2018
Jul 16, 2018 • 41 min
Join the Earth911 gang to talk through how to recycle a whole building, which online services are most sustainable, and whether your favorite sunscreen has been banned in Hawaii. We also discuss adventure camping upcycling projects, the introduction of…
Podcast: Sustainability In Your Ear Talks with TrueGreen
Jul 9, 2018 • 12 min
Terry Lehmann, founder and CEO of True Green Enterprises, talks with Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe about her company’s new biodegradable hot cup and bamboo straws. True Green is based in West Palm Beach, Florida, and has a growing range of sustainably made…
Sustainability In Your Ear: The EARTH911 Podcast, Episode 11
Jul 2, 2018 • 40 min
This week, the Earth911.com team dives into keeping honeybees at home, as well as what to do when visited by an unwanted swarm. Learn which five jobs are ideal for recent environmental and sustainability grads and how to build a regular recycling routine…
Feeding America Interview 062018
Jun 25, 2018 • 15 min
Feeding America, the largest food collection and distribution network in the United States, is tackling food waste in a new campaign to get restaurants and grocers to donate food rather than send it to landfills. The MealConnect program seeks to reduce…
EARTH911: Sustainability In Your Ear for June 18, 2018
Jun 18, 2018 • 41 min
The Earth911 team talks IKEA’s new commitment to sustainable products and removing single-use utensils from its stores, as well as how the United States will upgrade its power grid for renewable energy and the recycling secrets of stealth electronics.…
Podcast Episode 9: Sustainability In Your Ear for June 11, 2018
Jun 11, 2018 • 60 min
This week, the Earth911.com team talks about the latest in solar panel technology and the latest Nordic exercise craze, Plogging. It combines jogging and picking up litter. We’ll also discuss cutting our travel carbon footprints through the reducing…
Podcast Episode 8
Jun 4, 2018 • 59 min
The Earth911 gang will look into the future of plastic-eating bacteria, what eco-conscious travelers should be looking for when considering visits to wildlife experience, and whether a family-owned business is more environmentally friendly than a public…
EARTH911.com Podcast: Sustainability In Your Ear, Episode 7
May 28, 2018 • 37 min
Join Evelyn Lopez and Mitch Ratcliffe to talk recycling and Earth-friendly living. This week, Earth911.com writer Lisa Beres joins the conversation to talk no-stick cookware that is healthy and safe for the environment. Learn how to recycle the backing…
EARTH911.com Podcast: Sustainability In Your Ear, Episode 6
May 21, 2018 • 56 min
This week’s theme is the Circular Economy, Evelyn Lopez and the Earth911 team talk recycling swords, pet food packaging, and old deck stain and cleaners. You’ll hear about Art From Scrap, a project of Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Explore Ecology that makes…
Podcast: Sustainability In Your Ear — May 14, 2018
May 13, 2018 • 60 min
Join the Earth911.com team for this week’s conversation about sustainability and recycling! In the news: California mandates solar in new homes; The recycling mystery left by Lance Armstrong, silicone bracelets; Nine flowers that protect the environment,…
Podcast Episode 4
May 7, 2018 • 55 min
This week, the Earth911.com team explains how you can help save the Monarch Butterfly, cut your energy use and lower the power bill, and recirculate your old running shoes. We talk with artist Aviva Rahmani, whose “Blued Trees Symphony” started a national…
Podcast Episode 3
May 2, 2018 • 46 min
Join the Earth911 gang to talk about Earth-conscious buying decisions, learn how to recycle ice cream containers, lower your carbon footprint when getting around town, and our interview with PATHWater, which just launched a bottled water that comes in a…
Earth911.com Podcast: Sustainability In Your Ear, Episode 2
Apr 23, 2018 • 29 min
In this episode, Evelyn Lopez, Trey Granger, and Mitch Ratcliffe explore the recycling of rigid plastics and the impact of China’s decision to stop important U.S. waste. We all cover the most sustainable options in clothes hangers, as well as which…
EARTH911: Sustainability In Your Ear
Apr 16, 2018 • 34 min
This week, host Evelyn Lopez and Mitch Ratcliffe, publisher of Earth911.com, are joined by writers Sarah Lozanova and Trey Granger to discuss this week’s news stories and recycling questions. What do you do with 200 gallons of kerosene if you live in…