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While the world is no more in need of our love than it has always been, it does feel like these days it can be hard for us to reconnect to that love in the face of all the heartbreak and devastation of war, pandemics, climate change and tragedy. Because of this, Bonnie and Madeleine are reaching back into their archives for some quotes and inspiration from past guests on how to strengthen our connection to the heart, and why it's more important now than ever!Show Notes: A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/76334.A_New_EarthDiana Lang meditation teacher - https://dianalang.com/Farmer's Footprint - https://farmersfootprint.us/
The idea of creating a heaven on Earth sounds far-fetched, until you start to see the common thread behind global conflicts and societal injustices in our world today: the fossil fuel industry. We are an increasingly energy-dependent world, and as long as there exists a finite energy supply, that dependence will consolidate power in the hands of too few. Once we make our energy supply infinite, by transitioning to clean and renewable energy technologies, the balance of power will shift back to the hands of the many. We will finally be able to decide - as a human community - what is best for our planet. How do we get there? Today, we talk to life-long renewable energy entrepreneur, Marc Pop, about the journey ahead. 
Since Bonnie and Madeleine started this podcast, they've been working to demonstrate how many different ways there are to save our beautiful planet, and how many "roads in" are available to those looking for a place to start. Still, they understand the idea of tackling climate change at an individual level is daunting. In this episode, they offer their combined wisdom and experience to bring you three simple and foundational steps you can take today to start living a life that is in line with your love for Mama Earth. Resources to start your educational journey:FilmsDon't Look Up , Netflix - https://www.netflix.com/title/812523572040 Film - https://whatsyour2040.com/Our Planet, Netflix - https://www.netflix.com/title/80049832Books:The Future We Choose - https://bookshop.org/books/the-future-we-choose-surviving-the-climate-crisis/9780525658351Drawdown - https://bookshop.org/books/drawdown-the-most-comprehensive-plan-ever-proposed-to-reverse-global-warming-9780143130444/9780143130444Re:Generation - https://bookshop.org/books/regeneration-ending-the-climate-crisis-in-one-generation/9780143136972Give A Sh*t - https://bookshop.org/books/give-a-sh-t-do-good-live-better-save-the-planet/9780762464487
And now for the episode Bonnie has been DYING to share with you ever since she started working with Green School in October 2020...today Bonnie and Madeleine welcome Leslie Medema, Green School's Head of Learning, to share with listeners all about this incredible and pioneering K12 school (named a 'School of the Future' by the World Economic Forum). Green School, which originated with Green School Bali in 2008 and has since expanded with Green School New Zealand, is on a mission to educate a community of changemakers who will  regenerate our world. Leslie was there in the very early days of Green School Bali, and has played a fundamental role in the design of its curriculum and learning programs. She talks about what that journey was like and why this education model is one that the world needs now more than ever.Where to find Green School:Website: www.greenschool.orgGreen School Bali: www.greenschool.org/baliGreen School New Zealand: www.greenschool.nzGSB Instagram: www.instagram.com/greenschoolbaliGSNZ Instagram: www.instagram.com/greenschoolnzGSB Facebook: www.facebook.com/greenschoolbaliGSNZ Facebook: www.facebook.com/greenschoolnewzealandTwitter: www.twitter.com/GreenSchoolBaliYouTube: www.youtube.com/user/greenschoolbaliLinkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/greenschoolglobalMore information:Green School Green Educators Course - https://greeneducators.greenschool.org/Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty - https://bookshop.org/books/think-like-a-monk-train-your-mind-for-peace-and-purpose-every-day/9781982134488World Economic Forum 'Schools of the Future' Report - https://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Schools_of_the_Future_Report_2019.pdf
Reporting from the jungles of Bali! Bonnie and Madeleine spend time talking about what's going on at COP26 - and their hopes for action from the 'powers that be' - before bringing it back down to the individual actions level with the help of the TRULY inspirational, sustainable living expert, TEDx speaker and author of the aptly named Give a Shit sustainable and ethical living manual - Ashlee Piper. Ashlee has an incredible ability to make often complicated and overwhelming topics related to sustainability and sustainable living feel accessible, inclusive even fun! Where to find Ashlee:Website - http://www.ashleepiper.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ashleepiperTwitter - https://twitter.com/TheLilFoxesTEDx Talk (stay tuned!) - https://www.instagram.com/p/CVF5-wHLlGy/ Give a Shit book - https://bookshop.org/books/give-a-sh-t-do-good-live-better-save-the-planet/9780762464487 Ethically re-homing / offloading old clothing and other items:ThreadUp - https://www.thredup.com/Poshmark - https://poshmark.com/ Buy Nothing Groups (check on Facebook)
We've said it before and we'll say it again. The biggest AND easiest / most accessible way we can have an impact on climate change and protecting our planet is by making more ethical decisions about the food we put on our plate. This is exactly the motivation that inspire Jeffrey to help co-found Plant Power Fast Food, one of the nation's first vegan, fast food restaurant chains with locations throughout Southern California. We talk to Jeff about how it's not enough to simply offer the world vegan burgers, but we need to do so in an ethical and moral way. And when we do it right, it's so powerful. We can reduce suffering, prevent global deforestation, sequester carbon, reverse climate change and simply connect to our hearts more, simply by making compassionate sustainable food choices!Where to find Jeff:Website: www.Plantpowerfastfood.com (Download the mobile app and get on the rewards program for a free milkshake!)Email: Jefferyharris@plantpowerfastfood.com 
What might the city of the future look like, and how might it meet the needs of future generations while limiting damage to our planet's fragile ecosystem? This is the central question of a new book by author, journalist and Scotsman, Alan Griffiths. His book is called “The Future City” -  and is an insightful introduction to the most exciting ideas in urban building and development. It highlights 40 revolutionary projects that address crucial issues in design planning for cities of the future. “The Future City” will be available in stores as of Monday, October 11, and is currently available for order online (link below). After hearing our incredibly hopeful conversation today, we're sure you’ll be running to pick it up!SHOW NOTES:Where to find AlynWebsite - www.alyngriffiths.comInstagram - www.instagram.com/alyngriffithsThe Future City - https://www.amazon.com/Future-City-Visionary-Architecture-Design/dp/9401478589Other notesSupport New Zealand Indigenous youth leader and activist, India Logan Riley, in ringing Indigenous youth to COP26 by making a PayPal donation to Indigenousyouthcop26@gmail.comShare other projects worthy of listener support by emailing - bonnie@earthregarded.com101 Ways Blog - www.savetheplanetpodcast.com/categories
Jasmina is a beauty industry pioneer who is passionate about translating innovation into meaningful brands that connect us with the miracle of biology. Her previous company, Mother Dirt, included a line of products focused on the skin microbiome. The hero product restores Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria (AOB), which current hygiene practices have stripped from the skin. Now, Jasmina is working with the powerful Ginkgo Foundry to see what we can learn from nature and  harness through microbes for use in the personal care industry.  We talk to Jasmina about the incredible potential of this work and how it reminds us that natural, biological intelligence is the oldest and often most reliable intelligence of all.Learn more:Website - https://www.ginkgobioworks.com/Also mentioned:C16 BioSciences (synthetic palm oil) - https://www.c16bio.com/
As the Senior Director of Programs and Policy for the National Farm to School Network, Krystal Oriadha leads efforts to connect all communities to holding power in a racially just food system. The National Farm to School Network works to advocate for programs and policies that will allow ALL children, in all school settings across the US, DC and US territories to have access to farm to school programs that enrich their connection to the local community, farmers, and food producers while also providing an unforgettable, hands-on learning experience. As many of our conversations seem to go, we find that the first step in any equity work is to begin with ourself and how we as individuals have internalized systems of oppression. Tune in to hear Krystals first hand experience in changing the world from the inside out, and how you can be a part of this change too. Resources:Website: http://www.farmtoschool.org/ (sign their commitment form to pledge your support)Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NationalFarmtoSchoolNetwork/Twitter: https://twitter.com/FarmtoSchoolKrystal Twitter: https://twitter.com/KrystalOriadhaKrystals Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/krystaloriadha/uncommon goods: https://www.uncommongoods.com/
Are all corporations the big baddies behind climate change? Can we have compassion for the human hearts behind those big glossy desks in the corner offices of the world?  Today, we've invited B Corp consultant, Mark Frieden, to clarify what it means to be a B Corp company and why it's important for consumers to support ethical businesses that invest in a triple bottom line - People, Profit and Planet.  We take a peek behind the curtain to better understand the process of becoming a B Corp company and have a frank discussion about transparency and accountability in the business world. Resource:Website - https://bcorporation.net/ Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/bcorpuscan/Twitter - https://twitter.com/bcorpuscanLinkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/b-lab-us-and-canada/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/bcorpuscan/Some B Corp Companies we love...Patagonia - www.patagonia.comAllbirds - www.allbirds.comIntrepid Travel - www.intrepidtravel.comPurely Elizabeth - https://purelyelizabeth.comThrive Market - https://thrivemarket.comBen & Jerrys - www.benjerry.com
As Senior Director of new initiative Drawdown Communities, Crystal Chissell leads efforts to produce informational programming and guides to support local, collective climate action. These efforts will focus on scaling adoption of Project Drawdown solutions in a way that values the well-being of all people and nature. Project Drawdown has done a global analysis of the potential of these solutions over a thirty year period. That doesn’t always translate exactly into “here’s what you should do in your community.” So that’s where we have to rely on the expertise of communities around the world. Tune in for Crystal's vision for the future and the amazing energy and optimism she brings to this work!Resources:Website - www.drawdown.org (Includes the helpful Climate Solutions 101 video series. All the videos together add up to 90 minutes, but are broken up into small manageable chunks)The book - www.drawdown.org/the-booInstagram -  www.instagram.com/projectdrawdownTwitter - https://twitter.com/ProjectDrawdownLinkedin - www.linkedin.com/company/project-drawdownFacebook - www.facebook.com/projectdrawdown
After an inspired trip to Belize, Kind Traveler soon-to-be co-founders, Jessica Blotter and Sean Krejci, were left with a question: How can we make it easy for travelers to give back to the communities and destinations that hey love so that they might able to leave the destination better than before they arrived? The question inspired them to found KindTraveler.com, the world's first Give + Get hotel booking platform that empowers travelers to positively impact local communities and the environment in the destinations they visit. Travelers unlock special rates and perks when they give a $10 nightly donation to a locally vetted charity that positively impacts the visiting destination, or to a charity of choice on Kind Traveler. 100 percent of donations go to charity. Website: https://kindtraveler.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kindtraveler/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KindTravelerOfficialTwitter: https://twitter.com/kindtravelerLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kind-traveler/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/KindtravelerPinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kindtraveler/_created/Email: hello@kindtraveler.com 
Transformation Coach, Manifesting QUEEN and New Earth leader, Kim Mellor, is on a mission to empower, lead and inspire womxn from all walks of life to uncover their soul, live their truth and own their magic. She does this through her network marketing business Arbonne, her 5 star podcast ‘The Soul Digger’ and her coaching programmes - including her new group coaching programme MAGNETIC - launching July 11!Prior to doing this work, Kim was a model for more than two decades. Like many of us, she knew there was magic inside of her but never quite knew how to access it. After years of disconnection, she was able to reconnect to herself and become all that she knew she could be.Today she is living and working remotely from Bali, truly living her dream and pursuing her passion every day to empower others to THEIR highest vision, freedom and joy - elevating consciousness and believing wholeheartedly in a better future for people and the planet.Catch up on The Soul digger podcast - https://www.buzzsprout.com/929917Follow Kim on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimmellor_/Find  her coaching programmes and more: https://www.kimmellor.com/
Madeleine and Bonnie catch up after what has been A YEAR, in so many ways, since the podcast launched. We talk about our own eco-living journeys and how we can work to put down judgement and come back to more love, both for ourselves and for our fellow humans. How by coming back to our hearts we can identify the unique role we each have to play in re-creating our world for the highest possible good.
David Leventhal walks us through why we need to go beyond “leave no trace” and start to clean up the mess that generations have left. Focusing ourresources when we travel to go towards creating a better future by our impact on the paces we visit. At the heart of this cleanup is the Idea of regeneration. Not just sustaining where we are, but replenishing the people and places that we interact with. We talk about the positive feedback loops built into the dinning and the turtle sanctuary by the presence of guests on the land. Learn how to invest your travel dollars wisely with Regenerative Travel, a network that helps you locate resorts like Playa Viva that are doig this work. Where to learn more about playa viva:  Website: https://www.playaviva.com/Their core values: https://www.playaviva.com/about/historyInstagram: @ Playaviva https://www.instagram.com/playaviva/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playavivaRegenerative Travel: https://www.regenerativetravel.com/
Leia Marasovich is telling stories to ignite a revolution of the heart. Her work with Farmer's Footprint brings the humanity back to environmental activism, showcasing the lived experiences of real life farmers with a special focus on those communities that have been historically oppressed. We talk about how you can't bring about real, enduring change without first expanding our love for self, others, and planet. Leia's content is our reminder to always come back to our hearts.Where to find and support Leia's work:Farmer's FootprintFree, 20 minute Farmer's Footprint documentary - https://farmersfootprint.us/watch/Website - https://farmersfootprint.us/Newsletter - https://farmersfootprint.us/%20newsletter/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/farmersfootprint/FF Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/farmersfootprint/Leia's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/leia_vita/Other organizations supporting regenerative agricultureVermejo - https://tedturnerreserves.com/vermejo/Mad Agriculture - https://madagriculture.org/Kiss the Ground - https://kisstheground.com/
This week we speak with the inspiring urban farmer and master bee keeper, Samantha Foxx. Her revolutionary way of farming is equal parts strength, power and looking fly. Her goal? To heal the world. “When you’re speaking from the heart that’s the type of effect you have on people, its real, and its intentional, and that’s what farming was. You’re planting a seed and planting something beautiful. So every time I plant a seed I can imagine another family is going to get out there and start doing what I’m doing here with my family. And somebody is going to be healed by what I’m doing here and that intention."Where to find and support Samantha's work:Website: https://www.mothersfinesturbanfarms.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mothersfinestfamilyfarm Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mothersfinesturbanfarm/Believe in Ghosts film: https://www.believeinghostsfilm.com/Farmers Market in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Today we sit down with new york fashion designer Arielle Taylor to shine a light on the effects of the fashion industry on the ecological crisis.  She answers all our questions about what it takes to live our values in our businesses and in our closet. Arielle is a "Zero Waster" a movement of people who are commited to decreasing the amount of trash that they produce by their lifestyle. Join us for this conversation that is sure to inspire you to be more intentional about the way you want to impact the world around you. Where to find Arielle and how to support her brand. Instagram: www.instagram.com/shop_arielle/Website: www.Shop-Arielle.com On her website: Plastic Free in NYC- A field guide to living less trashy  (open source e-book)Keep questioning your daily decisions
Find out how bringing awareness to the anxiety that arises when we face the ecological crisis can be the first and often most important step in helping us to save the planet. “If the story in my head is that I’m powerless, then what are the chances that I’m actually going to take action? In our work we bring attention to these stories, and re-write them to serve you so you feel empowered to take action," says 21-year old climate activist and eco-anxiety researcher, Clover Hogan. Empowerment is a necessary ingredient in mobilizing people for change, and Clover breaks down the how’s and why’s of this important step towards a better tomorrow. SHOW NOTESWhere to Find Cover Hogan and Force of Nature: Website: www.forceofnature.xyzTwitter: https://twitter.com/cloverhogan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forceofnature.xyz/
Our conversation with Maya van Rossum, Founder of the Green Amendment movement, Is a conversation about fighting for something positive and SIMPLE: The right for all people to have clean water, pure air, safe environments and stable climates. Maya discusses the importance of getting clear language into state and federal constitutional bills of rights that support our right to breath, drink, eat and live without facing health consequences caused by environmental degredation. We also approach the topic of inequality and how that inequality manifests  via how different communities water and air is being protected. The irony is that how no matter who she is fighting in her work to create protections for these basic rights, she knows she’s actually fighting for her enemy's health and happiness, and all people's everywhere. Where to find Maya and The Green Amendment:Book: https://forthegenerations.org/the-green-amendment/Website: https://forthegenerations.org/
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