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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
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What is circular fashion? In today’s episode, we talked with Paul Dillinger from Levi’s about how jeans should be made with their end in mind, and how to give them new life as a new pair of denim. Paul told us all about Levi’s WellThread™ collection, which is the first example of circular fashion available to consumers, and shared why sustainable fashion needs to move beyond recycled plastic fabrics. For show notes and more, visit www.brightly.eco/podcast
Dreaming of a clean, sustainable, budget-friendly, and naturally organized home? Kait Schulhof, author of the sustainable cleaning blog A Clean Bee, shares her best cleaning and organizing tricks on this episode of Good Together. From how to make your own cleaning solutions to finding the best use for your old cleaning tools, Kait has loads of actionable tips for listeners. For show notes and more, go to www.brightly.eco/podcast 
The Plastic-Free July challenge is meant to bring awareness to our daily plastic consumption and it can be staggering to see the amount of waste we generate constantly. We asked Brianne West, founder of Ethique, to help us spotlight the campaign and share tips on how we can all reduce our plastic waste from our personal care products. For show notes and more, visit https://brightly.eco/podcast
Everyone knows that carbon emissions play a massive role in climate change, but understanding exactly how they effect climate change and what individuals can do to help is a different story. In this episode of Good Together, Liza sits down with Laura Diez, a climate scientist and the host of the Eco Chic podcast, joins us to explain the ins and outs of carbon, how and why carbon is priced, how it affects global policy, and what we as consumers can do to support carbon neutrality in every way, from our 401(k)s to the light bulbs in our homes. For show notes and more episodes, visit us at brightly.eco/podcast
We can't talk about eco-friendly and sustainable living without understanding how environmentalism as we know it has not been accessible to all in the past, and still isn't today. Intersectional environmentalism puts environmentalism and social justice squarely together, and in this episode, we spoke about all things sustainability and equality with Carolyn Finney, the author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors. Carolyn shared her own experiences around being Black in the outdoors, serving on the National Parks Advisory Board and what intersectional environmentalism means to her. For show notes and more, visit brightly.eco/podcast.
Summer is officially upon us, and with it comes lots of fun activities. In this episode, Liza and Laura chat about how to responsibly swim and camp in the wild, they share favorite swimsuit brands and picnic-ready conscious eating recipes, and discuss the impact that your upcoming road trip might have on the planet. We show you ways to tweak your plans slightly in order to have a big, hot impact on the planet this summer! For show notes, head to https://brightly.eco/podcast
The fabric that makes up things like bedding, towels, and clothing have a huge impact on the environment, the people that make them, and your health, too. In today’s episode of Good Together, Liza and Laura sit down with Kestrel Jenkins McGill, host of the Conscious Chatter podcast and founder of Left Edit, to discuss how our textile consumption habits can become more planet friendly. We chat about new ethical fashion brands and their inventive ways of handling raw materials in sustainable supply chains, what labels to look for when shopping for clothing or softgoods, and more. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/how-your-fabric-choices-make-fashion-more-sustainable/
You don’t need lots of money to live with the planet in mind, but it’s a myth that is constantly repeated. The good news is -- you can do good for the world on the cheap, and we’re here to share some tips on how you can put your values first while also saving money. While eco-friendly options sometimes do cost more, it’s not always the case. As a matter of fact, your thrifty grandmother is probably one of the most eco-friendly people you know, even accidentally -- her tips on turning off the lights or conserving bottles and jars help reduce your spending and reduce waste at the same time. Once you adopt the mindset of “working with what you’ve got” and being mindful of the new things you bring into your life, living sustainably and saving money go hand in hand. This episode is packed full of hacks, tricks, and tips and we’re excited to get into it! For show notes, head to https://brightly.eco/making-sustainability-affordable-for-all
Plastic is the packaging of choice for so much of what we eat. Bulk stores are an option, of course, but that requires bringing along your own jars, getting them labeled, and trekking back home with heavy bags. Zuleyka Strasner knew that there was a better way to eliminate plastic from our groceries. She’s the founder of Zero, the first single-use-plastic free grocery delivery company. In this episode, Liza and Zuleyka help us answer questions like why big brands don’t go plastic free and how the eco-friendly + sustainable living movement has room to improve in ensuring access for all to quality, sustainable products. For show notes, head to: https://brightly.eco/plastic-free-lifestyle-with-zero
At Good Together, and at Brightly, we condemn hate, violence, and racism. We seek to uplift and inspire everyone to create a better world. Current events are divisive and target those who have been oppressed. We believe that sustainability equals fairness for all. We will not be releasing a new episode this week in order to create space to amplify voices that need to be heard the most, right now, as they work to address the systematic racism at work in the United States. Thank you.
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 you need to know about the clean beauty industry. Tiila shares valuable tidbits about how the U.S. regulates cosmetics vs clean beauty. If you’re looking to start your own clean beauty routine, we’ve got you covered -- Tiila also gives us tips on what to look for in your cabinet as well as brand recommendations for staple products. She even shares an exclusive promo code for Brightly listeners at the end of the episode! For show notes, head to https://brightly.eco/why-your-clean-beauty-routine-makes-a-difference-with-tiila-abbitt-of-aether-beauty
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 Fair Trade USA is mobilizing to protect garment workers amid this unprecedented event. Jessica’s years of experience in the fashion journalism space and her passion for fighting back against the negative impact of the industry as a spokesperson for We Wear Fair Trade make for a fascinating and timely conversation at the intersection of human rights, fashion, and advocacy. For more info, head to https://brightly.eco/podcast
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 to connect with the planet via their garden. If you’ve never grown your own garden, it’s the perfect moment to start! Joe Lamp’l chats with Liza and shares his best tips and tricks for starting a sustainable organic garden in whatever space you have. For show notes and more, visit https://brightly.eco/organic-gardening-beginners-joe-gardener
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 us to break down some of our favorite sustainable brands to support, and we’ve got recommendations for people looking to become plant moms, ladies who love a good cozy vibe in their home, and more. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/eco-conscious-womens-gift-guide
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 Sustainable Minimalists podcast, can relate. As a new mom, she struggled with the amount of baby gear filling her small apartment – so she decided to do something about it and turned to minimalism. She’s sharing her best tips to becoming a minimalist, and why now is the best time to switch to a decluttered lifestyle. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/why-minimalism-will-change-the-world/
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 with Kamea Chayne, the author of Thrive, a conscious creative, and the host of Green Dreamer Podcast, where she curiously and critically explores our varied paths to ecological regeneration, intersectional sustainability, and true abundance and wellness for all. In this episode, we discuss the top 10 things Consumers Can Do to Stop Climate Change, The Impact of Plastics on the Environment, and more. For show notes and more, head to https://brightly.eco/10-actionable-ways-you-can-stop-climate-change-right-now
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 to make small steps towards change. In this episode, Laura Fenton, author of The Tiny Book of Living Small, shows us how to adopt a tiny living mindset, regardless of the square feet you’re in -- we talk about how to carefully introduce items into your home, creative ways to make old things new again, and more. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/living-tiny-creates-impact
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 adaptation, and in this episode, we share actionable tips on quarantine-ready eating like how to smartly use your fridge and freezer, what "sell by dates" mean, and more from Sophie's book, How to Be a Conscious Eater: Making Food Choices That Are Good for You, Others, and the Planet. For show notes, head to https://brightly.eco/conscious-eating-101
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, about how to stay cozy and “clean” at home. We uncover tidbits like why it matters to use clean textiles while you sleep, how textile innovation is actively saving resources on the planet, and more. For show notes, head to https://brightly.eco/how-to-stay-cozy-and-clean-at-home/
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 homebound. Liz also discusses actionable, inspiring, and uplifting tips from her upcoming book, The Rocket Years: How Your Twenties Launch the Rest of Your Life. To see the show notes, head to https://brightly.eco/creativity-compassion-during-the-covid-19-crisis/
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Laura Wittig

Hey Castbox fam! This is Laura from Good Together. Thank you for listening – let me know what other topics you want us to dig into!

Feb 12th
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#Royalebleu

#Recommendation

Jan 7th
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Panagiotis Hatziioannou

great vibe, keep up!

Aug 28th
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