The Ecopreneur Show

The Ecopreneur Show

www.theecopreneurshow.com
Vanina and her guests share positives stories and tips to inspire your sustainable business and lifestyle. Guests range from entrepreneurs in sustainability, business owners, and leaders in zero waste, sustainable fashion, and plant based living. We have conversations from career to personal advice, to dealing with ups and downs, and leading by example. The Ecopreneur Show has incredible guests so that it can keep inspiring and motivating you to take action on your entrepreneurial journey in sustainability. New episodes every other week. https://www.theecopreneurshow.com/


20 Special Ep // How 7 Ecopreneurs Are Taking Action for the Black Lives Matter Movement
Jun 30 • 12 min
Welcome to a special episode for the Black Lives Matter Movement. If you’re looking for some ideas and inspiration on how you can take action for the Black Lives Matter Movement as an ecopreneur then this is the episode for you. In this short but powerful…
19 Final // Reusable products that reduce the need for single-use products
Jun 23 • 41 min
This week’s episode is with Emma Cohen, the founder of Final, whose whole mission is to create reusable product that reduce the need for single use products. You might have seen their kickstarter campaign Final Straw, the first collapsible straw, in 2018…
18 Ma Wovens // Create a Conscious and Ethical Company
Jun 16 • 61 min
Hey ecopreneurs! I’ve decided to release this episode because it talks about importance of workers rights. That most of our clothes and products are made in factories where workers’ rights are limited or non-existent. As someone who has a background in…
17 Blue Daisi Consulting / / Black Lives Matter + Sustainable Business
Jun 9 • 30 min
Want to learn more about intersectional environmentalism + how you can take action as an ecopreneur for the Black Lives Matter Movement then this is episode for you! In this episode I sat down with Moji Igun of Blue Daisi Consulting whose mission is to…
16 Albatross // Shaving the World from Plastic
May 26 • 35 min
Did you know that 2 billion plastic razors are thrown away every year in the US alone? In the episode I sat down with Andrew LaCenere, the founder of Albatross, where they create a sustainable shaving solution, by making a plastic free reusable razor.…
15 Simply by Christine // How to Build a Business Around Sustainable Living
May 12 • 32 min
Every wondered how to to build a business around your sustainable lifestyle? Then this the episode for you! This week I hung out with with Christine also know as the well known blogger + youtuber Simply by Christine. She’s also the author of Sustainable…
14 Filljoy // An Easier Way To Shop Zero Waste
Apr 28 • 30 min
NOTE: This episode was recorded before COVID-19. In this episode I hung out with with Derrick Chao, the founder of Filljoy: whose mission is to reduce single-use plastic, packaging and product waste in retail environments. They are dedicated to supporting…
13 Closed Loop Cooking // Food Media Platform Focused On Reducing Food Waste
Apr 14 • 41 min
NOTE: This episode was recorded before COVID-19. In this episode I hung out with with Hawnuh Lee the founder / designer / illustrator behind Closed Loop Cooking, a food media platform focused on reducing food waste and single use kitchen items. Closed…
12 Conscious by Chloé // How To Start A Sustainable Blog Part 2
Mar 31 • 70 min
This is part 2 for the ecopreneur that wants to start a sustainable blog, create community, or learn more about slow fashion! In this episode, I interviewed Chloe, also known as Conscious by Chloe. We talk about slow fashion and curating a capsule…
11 Zero Waste Wisdom // How To Start A Sustainable Blog Part 1
Mar 17 • 48 min
This is part 1 for the ecopreneur that wants to start a sustainable blog, running workshops, or be a sustainable public speaker! In this episode, I went to Seattle to interview my good friend, Jenica, the owner of Zero Waste Wisdom, a blog about zero…
10 Scoop Marketplace // How To Start A Zero Waste Grocery Store
Mar 3 • 50 min
If you’re an ecopreneur thats interested in how to start a zero grocery store or already is running one, then this is the episode for you! This week, I interviewed Stephanie Lentz, the founder of Scoop Marketplace, one of the first zero waste grocery…
09 Good Intent // How To Create Meaningful Content
Feb 17 • 58 min
Every wondered how to create authentic and meaningful content? In the episode I interviewed, Alex, the co-founder of Good Intent, an online resource for low waste living. And low waste living online store and pop-up. In just one year, the founders Alex…
08 Recycling Advocates and BPI // Achieving Triple Bottom Line Performance
Feb 4 • 62 min
This week, I interviewed Brion Hurley, the founder of Business Performance Improvement, where they help businesses and organizations achieve “triple bottom line” performance using Lean and Six Sigma. He’s also the president of Recycling Advocates,…
07 Hidden Opulence // Alterations Service Specializing In Upcycling and Mending
Jan 21 • 60 min
This week, I interviewed Drea Johnson, the founder of Hidden Opulence, an alterations service specializing in upcycling, mending and tailoring and small batch production. In this episode we talk about how she created her alterations business in a fast…
06 Fernweh // Low Waste + Plant-based Outdoor Food Company
Jan 7 • 46 min
In this episode, I interviewed, Ashley Lance, the founder of Fernweh, where they make plant-based dehydrated meals and snacks for the everyday adventurer. The packaging is reusable or low waste and they work with local farmers.
05: James Recycling // Becoming An Everyday Hero
Nov 19, 2019 • 28 min
Say Hi to James’ Recycling. a pick up service that recycles what curbside pick-up won’t. At the age of 4,James Harris, was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. James soon found his passion in protecting the environment and the welfare of…
04: GO Box // Creating A Business That Eliminates Single Use
Nov 5, 2019 • 54 min
Jocelyn Gaudi Quarrell is the owner of GO Box, a reusable takeout food and drinkware service working to eliminate the need for single use plastic disposables. After spending nearly a decade working on sustainable transportation solutions, including…
03: Make A Positive Impact Starting With Yourself
Oct 22, 2019 • 54 min
In this episode I sat down with Cayla Pruett, also known as Minimal Millennial. Cayla has dedicated her life to helping educate and inspire others to engage in the fight for a cleaner, healthier, more just planet. She has taught courses on ecological…
02: Taking the Leap
Oct 8, 2019 • 49 min
This week I hung out with Lee Ann Moyer, the owner of Frigg’s Mercantile and Make + Take Studio, a DIY space in North Portland, where you can learn to make your own bath and body or pick up specialized bulk products such as oils, butters, waxes, and…
01: Starting A Zero Waste Pop-Up
Sep 27, 2019 • 34 min
Nadine and Rebecca are the owners of Utility, Portland’s first zero waste pop-up. They sell high-quality, earth-friendly home and body care products in bulk. They encourage customers to bring reusable containers for refills, and have a variety of reusable…