Posts tagged Climate Balance
How urban farming may be key to reclaiming our food sovereignty (Interview with Greg Peterson of the Urban Farm)

On this podcast episode, Greg Peterson sheds light on how urban farming may be the answer to addressing the affordability and accessibility of healthy grown foods; why we should get inspired to grow some of our own foods even if we have the convenience of being close to supermarkets; what we need to realize a world of ecological balance, intersectional sustainability, and true abundance and wellness for all; 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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Using ecological art to spark environmental conservation (interview with Aviva Rahmani)

On this podcast episode, Aviva sheds light on what the role of art is in environmental conservation; what future generations may deduce of our time based on the artwork we leave behind; why we need to find points of sensitivity (or trigger points) to focus our efforts on in order to drive the drastic changes we need today; and more.

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Questioning modern views of advancement using permacultural wisdom (interview with Janice Setser and Sasha Rabin of Quail Springs Permaculture)

On this podcast episode, Janice and Sasha share the importance of reclaiming our relationship with our land and how we can do that in urban areas too; the problem with the big agriculture industry as a longterm solution; and more.

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Breaking down how sustainability applies to everything (interview with Jay Siegel of Sustainability Defined and Ground Up Impact)

On this podcast episode, Jay sheds light on why sustainability can't be defined by a standard dictionary; the root causes driving environmental degradation no matter what industry we're speaking of; what it takes to reach the general public with our messages beyond the niche of people who already care; and more.

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Addressing our unsustainable palm oil demand and protecting forests (interview with Maria Abadilla of Orangutan Alliance)

On this podcast episode, Maria sheds light on the primary global threats from the palm oil industry; the evolution of how we commodified palm oil to the point where rainforests are cleared for its plantations; how we can navigate the over two-hundred alternative names that palm oil is masked under on ingredient labels; and more.

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Enriching agrobiodiversity and soil health for more nutritious foods (interview with Gabe Brown of Brown's Ranch)

On this podcast episode, Gabe sheds light on why we need to stop focusing on yield as the ultimate measurement in food production; the importance of having ruminants and animals on farmlands to support agroecology; problematic, existing farm programs and regulations that incentivize monocultures and extractive methods of agriculture that need to be amended or removed; and more.

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Safeguarding our irreplaceable ancient and endangered forests (interview with Nicole Rycroft of Canopy)

On this podcast episode, hear about the urgency to protect our remaining ancient and endangered forests from further deforestation; why we need to be wary of buying new clothes and textiles made of rayon and viscose, even if they're sourced from sustainably managed forests; whether we should compost old paper or wood products into soil or recycle them into new material; and more.

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The fraud in 'certified organic' and reclaiming its true meaning (interview with Dave Chapman of The Real Organic Project)

On this podcast episode, hear about the shocking reality of how products from CAFOs and hydroponics can be certified organic by the USDA; why hydroponics should not be considered organic; how he's dealing with the challenges of going against big money and corporate influence; and more.

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Mycorrhizal fungi and why soil health is vital to all life on earth (interview with Dr. Kris Nichols of Pachaterrae)

On this podcast episode, hear about the vital role of mycorrhizal fungi in indirectly supporting resilience against climate change; the importance of biodiversity in creating synergies that strengthen the health of our ecosystems; how soil microbiology impacts the bioavailability of the nutrients within our foods; and more.

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Transcending national interests to collaborate as one world on climate action (interview with Shyla Raghav of Conservation International)

Hear about how competition for power, economic status, and technological advancement between countries impact our ability to collaborate on climate mitigation; what "422pm" means and how we can meaningfully lower greenhouse gases through nature-based solutions; and more.

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