Claim Ownership

Author:

Subscribed: 0Played: 0
Share

Description

 Episodes
Reverse
There’s nothing less romantic than trashing the planet. This week, Laura is giving you the low-down on how to celebrate Valentine's Day in the most sustainable way possible. From gift ideas that won't break the bank (or the planet) to simple ways to reduce waste, you don’t need to sacrifice romance for sustainability. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/blog/how-to-have-an-eco-friendly-valentines-day.
Graham Hill has worked in the environmental field for more than 20 years. From founding the website Treehugger in 2004 to the creation of The Carbonauts in 2019, he’s made it his life mission to better the planet. In this week’s episode, he’s helping you do the same by sharing what he calls “The Big Six”—the most impactful actions you can take to reduce your carbon footprint. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/blog/how-to-reduce-carbon-footprint.
Temperatures are rising all around the world. But if you feel like the streets of your urban neighborhood are especially sweltering, you may be right. Climate scientists like Dr. Jeremy Hoffman are studying the heat island effect, an infrastructure, equity, and climate-based issue that results in higher localized temperatures than those experienced in outlying areas. Climate change is undoubtedly turning up the heat on this issue—but there are things you and your community can do to help, starting with learning about heat islands themselves. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/blog/heat-islands.
Small changes can have a really big impact on the planet—and what better way to make a difference than by creating New Year's resolutions that help you live more sustainably in 2023? This week, Laura takes you through her own resolutions and shares tips and tricks on how to create eco-habits that stick. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/blog/sustainable-new-years-resolutions.
Yep, you read that right—restaurateur Kayla Abe wants you to eat your trash. In this week’s episode, learn how her San Francisco eatery, Shuggie’s Trash Pie + Natural Wine, relies on ingredients that might go unused elsewhere—think irregular produce and offcuts from the meat industry—to create a menu that’s unique, climate-friendly, and delicious. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/blog/kayla-abe-interview.
Whether it's a clothing item that doesn't fit or decor that isn't your style, returns are inevitable. But while most people assume a returned item goes back onto the shelf, that's unfortunately not always the case. In this week’s episode, we dive into what *actually* happens to your returns—and what you can do to combat the issue. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/blog/what-happens-to-returns.
In today's fast-paced, stressful world, a wellness routine isn’t a luxury—it’s essential. This week, Laura chats with Samantha Leal, the deputy editor at Well+Good, about how taking care of yourself and the planet can go hand-in-hand. From choosing activewear made from eco-friendly materials to swapping single-use beauty products for refillable options, consider this your go-to guide. To learn more, visit https://brightly.eco/blog/sustainable-wellness-tips.
Let’s be real—some people are really hard to shop for. This week, Laura is sharing her top tips for choosing the perfect holiday gifts, which not only brings on the holiday cheer, but also prevents returns—a category that accounts for five billion pounds of landfill waste every year. To shop her top sustainable picks, visit https://brightly.eco/blog/gifts-for-people-who-are-hard-to-shop-for.
The holidays are quickly approaching, and you know what that means: it’s time to decorate the Christmas tree! Before making a purchase, let’s dive into one of the most popular holiday debates: Which is better for the environment—real or artificial? This week, we answer that question with Andy Finton, a Massachusetts-based Forest Ecologist for The Nature Conservancy. For more information, visit https://brightly.eco/blog/christmas-tree-sustainability.
We talk a lot about greenhouse gas emissions and what they’re doing to our atmosphere. But what about our oceans? That’s a question best posed to Dr. Jessica Cross, a research oceanographer with the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Seattle, WA. In this week’s episode, you’ll learn everything there is to know about ocean acidification and the effect it has on the planet. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/blog/ocean-acidification.
Last year, 27 million Americans moved. Not surprisingly, that many moves result in a lot of waste. Think about all the boxes, packing tape, and bubble wrap it takes to pack up and transport your entire life to a new location. This week, you’ll get tips and tricks from the Brightly team that will make your next move more sustainable. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/blog/10-tips-for-an-eco-friendly-move.
When it comes to environmental footprints, our water use warrants a serious conversation—and Jonah Schein, the national program manager for Homes & Buildings at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Program, agrees. This week, Jonah settles the dishwasher vs hand washing debate (once and for all!) as well as shares other ways we can increase our efficiency around usage. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/blog/dishwasher-vs-hand-washing.
This week, host Laura Wittig shares everything she's learned about sustainable parenting in her first year of motherhood. She covers the realities of cloth diapering, tips for cutting costs on essentials, how homemade baby food has helped her family combat food waste, and more. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/blog/sustainable-parenting-tips.
The alternative leather market is exploding right now. There’s leather made from mushrooms, pineapples, recycled bottles, and even apples. This week, we're resharing a past episode where we do a deep-dive into the world of eco-leathers. Are they worth the hype? Come find out. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/blog/vegan-leather-sustainability.
Kellie Brown of "And I Get Dressed" is known for her incredible taste in style and interior design. But you won't always find her buying new—she prefers being thrifty and is a pro at scoring secondhand home finds that belong in your favorite magazines. In this week's episode, we're stealing all her secrets. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/blog/secondhand-shopping-tips-that-elevate-your-home.
We know eating more plant-based dishes is a healthy and sustainable choice, but the assumption is that it’s also an expensive one. This week, we’re busting that myth with Toni Okamoto, founder of Plant-Based on a Budget. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/blog/is-plant-based-diet-more-expensive.
What actually happens to your recyclables once they're picked up from the curb, or the clothes you put in a donation bin? This week, we're resharing one of our favorite episodes where we do a deep-dive into what really happens to the items we throw away. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/blog/throwaway-culture.
Our dependence on fossil fuels is quite literally reaching a boiling point. And while the likes of electric vehicles and solar power are among essential alternatives, a wholesale, readily available solution to our carbon dependence can sometimes feel like fiction. But, the answer exists—though it’s often vilified. This week, we discuss common misconceptions around nuclear waste, as well as its potential to power our planet.
If you're feeling anxious about the current state of our planet, you're not alone. These feelings, coined as "eco-anxiety" and "climate anxiety," have been affecting all of us in different ways. This week, we're resharing a past episode we love featuring Dr. Renee Lertzman—a researcher, educator, and eco-engagement strategist—about what eco-anxiety is and how we can turn these feelings into positive actions that are good for our own mental well-being and the planet. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/navigating-climate-anxiety/.
All it takes is a quick scroll through Remy Morimoto Park’s Instagram feed to inspire you to whip up a delicious vegan meal or make a lifestyle change that betters the planet. This week, the founder of Veggiekins is here to chat about her sustainability journey, dealing with trolls, and how she stays authentic on social media. https://brightly.eco/remy-park-interview/
Comments (9)

Carol Lawrence

Unlike most of my friends and family, I like shopping considerably more than they do. Consequently, I'm continuously on the lookout for places where you may get good deals on goods. The website https://alitools.io/en/features/aliexpress-image-search not only helps you find the best deals on AliExpress, but it also offers other features. Every time I want to buy anything from them, I go via their website.

Apr 20th
Reply

Nima Patel

I only now came across this and went back and listened from the very beginning! I love it so much!!! Especially loved the Parka episode so far....this has been a constant research project for me that has ended in me pushing off buying a good winter coat for years now. I'm also moving into a new space which I will need to furnish. Loved all the direction on how to spend my hard earned dollars in a productive way!

Aug 16th
Reply

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
Reply

#Royalebleu

#Recommendation

Jan 7th
Reply (1)

Panagiotis Hatziioannou

great vibe, keep up!

Aug 28th
Reply (3)
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store