Posts in Nonprofit Leaders
Redirecting otherwise wasted meals towards those struggling with food security (Interview with Winston Chiu of Rethink Food NYC)

In this podcast episode, Winston sheds light on the relationship between food waste, marketing, and consumer perceptions of food; how we can implement and scale the solution of connecting food waste from restaurants and supermarkets, to those in need who currently live with food insecurity every day; and more.

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Turning adversaries into allies to change animal agriculture (Interview with Leah Garcés of Mercy for Animals)

In this podcast episode, Leah sheds light on the social, health and ecological impacts of factory farming, which dominates animal agriculture in the United States; the value and opportunities that lie in reaching across the aisle to work with people we may view as our adversaries; and more.

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Revitalizing Native American foods and re-identifying North American cuisine (Interview with Sean Sherman of The Sioux Chef)

In this podcast episode, Sean sheds light on why it is that in the United States, we can find restaurants of cuisines from all over the world, and barely any restaurants of Native American cuisines; how the Standard American Diet came to be so homogenous and disconnected from what's actually available within the diverse bioregions across the country; and more.

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The ethics and application of gene-editing for ecological conservation (Interview with Natalie Kofler of Editing Nature)

On this podcast episode, Kenton sheds light on what rewilding is all about; how modern civilization has dehumanized us and disconnected us from our innate and instinctive human senses; how the endless pursuit of comfort over the pursuit of fulfillment may lead us to feeling more empty being more consumptive over time; and more.

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How localizing our economies can support better public and ecological health (Interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge of Local Futures)

In this podcast episode, Helena sheds light on why we need to question our view of economic wealth being the indicator of a community's welfare; what it means that we're not only facing social, economic, and ecological crises, but also a spiritual crisis that underlies it all; how the globalization of our economy has led to the degradation of our public and environmental wellbeing; and more.

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Why we need to decentralize our power grids for energy democracy (Interview with John Farrell of Institute for Local Self-Reliance)

In this podcast episode, John sheds light on how we came to develop and rely on our current centralized, top-down power grids today mostly driven by utility monopolies; why we need to not only shift towards renewable energy but also work towards energy democracy and the decentralization of power sources; why some utility companies may at the same time be supporting solar energy while lobbying against it; and more.

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Recent wins in safeguarding Indigenous lands in the Amazon Rainforest (Interview with Mitch Anderson of Amazon Frontlines, Part Two)

In this podcast episode, Mitch sheds light on some key wins that we've had lately in safeguarding our Amazonian Indigenous lands and what it took for that to happen; how we can stand in solidarity with our Indigenous peoples to support the conservation of their ancestral lands; and more.

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Dismantling privileged views to support the struggles of Amazon's Indigenous peoples (Interview with Mitch Anderson of Amazon Frontlines, Part One)

In this podcast episode, Mitch sheds light on how one who's grown up with a privileged background can begin dismantling that worldview to be able to truly understand and meaningfully support the struggles of marginalized people; how we can go about helping our Indigenous people of the Amazon Rainforest to achieve their goals of conservation without perpetuating white saviorism or further marginalizing them with our senses of morality and idealism; and more.

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Intentional Communities and their ability to root our society in the things that matter most (Interview with Sky Blue of the Foundation for Intentional Community)

On this podcast episode, Sky sheds light on what has led to our hyper-individualistic culture and how has that impacted our collective wellbeing; what intentional communities are all about and how they can root our society in the things that matter most; and more.

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The vital role of our wetlands in balancing our planetary health and climate (Interview with Max Finlayson of the Society of Wetland Scientists)

On this podcast episode, Max sheds light on how cities were often built on flood plains and wetlands where the flooding was essential to supporting their biodiversity of life; why the preservation and restoration of our wetlands are key to stabilizing our climate; how wetlands impact people's livelihoods and our public health; and more.

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Examining population growth as an upstream cause of ecological degradation (interview with Terry Spahr of Earth Overshoot)

On this podcast episode, Terry sheds light on what a truly sustainable lifestyle with seven billion people on earth should really look like; why population growth has been the elephant in the room that needs to be discussed more openly as a solution to lessening our environmental impact; how we can work with the nuance that people in "developing countries" have less of an ecological footprint compared to those living in "developed countries"; and more.

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