Good Together: Ethical, Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Living

Good Together: Ethical, Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Living

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Living ethically should be easier. Curious about a zero waste lifestyle? Want to know what the “circular economy” or “slow fashion” really means? Each episode, brought to you from Brightly.eco by ethical experts Laura Alexander Wittig and Liza Moiseeva, features daily, actionable tips to help you live your life more sustainably. Start changing the world by listening to a new, bite-sized episode every other week. For more info, visit https://brightly.eco/podcast


Why Your Clean Beauty Routine Makes A Difference
May 25 • 55 min
What does “clean beauty” actually mean, and why should care about the ingredients that we’re putting on our faces every day? In this episode of Good Together, Laura sits down with Tiila Abbitt, the founder of Aether Beauty, to discuss everything…
How COVID-19 Has Changed Fast Fashion Forever
May 20 • 52 min
We all know that fast fashion is damaging to the people and the planet. What you probably haven’t heard is that the COVID-19 pandemic has created a crisis for garment factory employees. Jessica Andrews, Deputy Fashion Editor at Bustle discusses how…
Organic Gardening for Beginners: Tips from America’s #1 Gardener
May 13 • 62 min
Joe the Gardener from the hit PBS show Growing a Greener World shows would-be gardeners and green thumbs alike how to spring to action during COVID-19. Gardeners around the world are growing their own veggies, seeking fresh air, and enjoying a moment…
25 Ethical and Sustainable Brands to Support Now
May 6 • 50 min
Whether you’re looking for a gift for your mom (Mother’s Day is just around the corner) or you’re looking to replace your threadbare sweatpants with an ethical alternative – today’s episode won’t disappoint. Our listeners have been asking…
Why Minimalism Will Change the World
Apr 29 • 31 min
Have you ever looked at your home and said, “I just can’t deal with all this stuff?!” Stephanie Seferian, our episode guest and co-host of the , can relate. As a new mom, she struggled with the amount of baby gear filling her small apartment –…
10 Ways You Can Stop Climate Change Right Now
Apr 22 • 38 min
COVID-19 has inspired the world to roll up our sleeves to create change. We don’t need to ask whether climate change is happening – or whether humans are causing it. Instead, we need to ask: “what can we do?” In honor of Earth Day, we sit down…
Why Tiny House Living Inspires Us to Live Small, Dream Big
Apr 13 • 50 min
Most of us are experiencing a world much smaller than we were previously used to a few months ago. Living tiny by choice or by current circumstances has a hugely positive impact on the planet, and we cover the mindset shift + actionable tips you need…
Corona-Conscious Eating: Our Top 10 Tips
Apr 7 • 52 min
New York Times contributor Sophie Egan shows us how to make your grocery budget stretch while still doing the best you can for yourself, your community, and the world while facing the COVID-19 crisis. We’re all in a season of flexibility and…
How to Stay Cozy and Clean at Home
Mar 31 • 41 min
We’re all spending a LOT more time at home now. The question is: what’s the best way to craft a space that is good for you both mentally and physically? In today’s episode, Liza and Laura chat with Phoebe Yu and Kat Dey, co-founders of Ettitude,…
Creativity + Compassion During the COVID-19 Crisis
Mar 24 • 43 min
In today’s bonus episode: Fast Company senior staff writer Liz Segran walks Liza through ways humanity has been responding to our new reality with creativity and compassion and how we can all continue living ethically and mindfully, despite being…
How To Be Less Trashy: Zero Waste 101
Mar 17 • 47 min
According to the EPA, the average American produces around 6 pounds of trash each day, with only 1 and a half pounds of that trash ending up in the recycling bin. The problem is clear: we need to be less trashy. One solution is to go zero waste… but…
Shop Ethically, Easier: 10 Labels to Look For
Mar 3 • 49 min
Choosing ethical + sustainable labels and certifications to trust while shopping can be difficult, especially now that there are so many different certifications that claim to be eco-friendly, ethical, and sustainable. So, how can you filter through…
How to Buy Nothing for a Year
Feb 20 • 44 min
The single most impactful thing you can do for the earth as consumer is to buy less. The entire modern consumption cycle is out of control, and the less you buy, the less waste you’re creating. There are lots of other benefits to cutting back…
Sleep Sustainably for the Rest of Your Life
Feb 12 • 37 min
We spend over a third of our lives asleep, so where you rest your head at night makes a huge difference for your overall health and wellbeing. Liza and Laura sit down with Mark Abrials, CMO of Avocado Mattress, to discuss why investing in sustainable…
Make the Planet Your Valentine (Chocolate, Jewelry + More)
Feb 4 • 37 min
Chocolate, jewelry, or flowers are most likely your go-to gifts this Valentines’ Day, and we dig into the sweetest way to show your affection for your loved one and the planet at the same time. Most of us have heard about the questionable ethics in…
How Sustainable Is the Super Bowl?
Jan 28 • 38 min
With more than 90 million fans tuning in to watch Sunday’s game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, it’s hard to ignore the impact that this event has every year. Believe it or not, though, the Super Bowl is more sustainable than most realize. Yes,…
Calm Under Fire: How to Help During Natural Disasters
Jan 23 • 38 min
It’s normal to feel overwhelmed, discouraged and helpless when learning that billions of animals in Australia have perished because of the wildfires, or that the aftermath of Hurricane Maria is still having a huge impact on the residents of Puerto…
How to Make Climate Choices “Parka” Your Life
Jan 14 • 38 min
30% of clothing in the average wardrobe hasn’t been worn once in the past year. We bet you’ve got a closet full of coats at home, and you’ve probably never thought about how they contribute to climate change. In this episode Laura and Liza speak with…
2019: Sustainable News In Review (Part 2)
Dec 31, 2019 • 37 min
Part 2: We focus on the growth of conscious consumerism in 2019. More people than ever became aware this year of the negative effects of fast fashion, the positive benefits of meatless Monday, and how their Amazon shopping carts are impacting the…
2019: Sustainable News In Review (Part 1)
Dec 18, 2019 • 34 min
It’s been quite a year for advancements in the ethical + sustainable lifestyle movement, whether we’re talking about the rise of Marie Kondo or the banning of plastic straws. There’s also been some setbacks (such as in the fight against climate…
How To Give Gifts With Less Waste: Experiences + More
Dec 5, 2019 • 31 min
Gifting experiences rather than physical items can make a huge difference during the holiday season. Experiences are truly the gift that keeps giving – they create memories and give your recipient a unique thing to do, they support small businesses,…
Our Black Friday Sustainable Shopping Survival Guide
Nov 21, 2019 • 31 min
Americans spent a whopping $707.5 billion on holiday shopping in 2018, and it can be difficult to avoid getting swept up in the madness that ensues on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Laura and Liza’s sustainable shopping survival guide includes…
Recommerce is Reinventing How You Shop
Nov 5, 2019 • 26 min
The fashion resale market is exploding, growing 21 times faster than the retail market over the past three years, according to a 2019 study. Consumers are now choosing to buy reused clothing from thrift shops and new apps. One of those new apps is…
Live Episode: Enjoy the Holidays, Ethically
Oct 24, 2019 • 35 min
The holidays equal traditions, togetherness, and abundance. If you’re looking to lead a more minimalist lifestyle or you want to be more conscious about how you’re celebrating this year, it can be a challenge. We’ll get into Halloween candy,…
How Your Online Shopping Impacts the World
Oct 8, 2019 • 29 min
The environmental impact of e-commerce is a hot topic right now and it’s full of misconceptions. Online shopping is actually more environmentally friendly than you think – compared to shopping in person, the average consumer’s energy consumption +…
The Birds and the Bees
Sep 23, 2019 • 34 min
Learn how to conserve our animal populations in your own backyard. Animal populations have been rapidly declining around the world, including birds and honeybees. Laura and Liza discuss simple steps you can take to make your backyard more wildlife…
The Made-to-Order Fashion Revolution
Sep 10, 2019 • 32 min
In 2014, we bought 60% more pieces of clothing than we did in 2000 and kept each garment for half as long. Our closets are stuffed with items that don’t fit and the world is feeling the weight of thousands of overflowing bargain bins of cheaply made…
Ethical Travel 101
Aug 27, 2019 • 35 min
Planes, trains, and automobiles
Back to School + Sustainable Shopping for Kids
Aug 13, 2019 • 30 min
In this episode, Laura and Liza discuss how to encourage your children to become global citizens and how to shop ethically during Back to School season. From re-using last year’s supplies to understanding where your kids’ clothing is coming from, Good…
Reducing Waste Through Smart Food Shopping
Jul 29, 2019 • 29 min
In this episode, Laura and Liza explain conscious consumerism and how they started thinking about the damaging effects their shopping dollars can have. Today’s topic is all about zero waste shopping regarding food consumption. One of the things you…
Let’s Create Good, Together + Fast Fashion FAQ
Jul 29, 2019 • 23 min
Living ethically should be easier. We’ll show you how with 30 minute episodes dedicated to giving you actionable tips to save the planet, every day. In this episode, ethical fashion experts Laura Alexander Wittig and Liza Moiseeva tell us about the…