Episode 38

If you’ve been using social media for a while, chances are you’ve run into Chris Agnos’ work via Sustainable Human.

With a following of over 1.5 million people, Chris’ Sustainable Human Facebook page  attempts to dive into the deep roots of our many sustainability crises.

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The life of a zero-waste minimalist seems completely out of reach for many of us.

Rama Nayeri was certainly not sure it could work for her.  But a doctor’s diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes got her thinking that maybe a drastic lifestyle change was in order.

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Zero waste proponents place much of the blame for the Earth’s current woes on our “throw-away” society.

They have a point. Our focus on consumerism, resource commodification and materialism has certainly done a number on the ecology.

But what if humans could shift away from this mindset?

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What would life be like if we created no trash? No packages to throw away, everything that can be recycled is.  What would the grocery store look like?  How about fast food restaurants? How would…

Marianne and Jenise chat with Brad Rowland of the homesteading blog Highly Uncivilized about how to bring meaning back t0 our holiday experiences while also minimizing stress.  To view a video recording of the chat, click here.  And for more on this topic, check out Marianne’s post, Holiday Traditions: Out With the Old, in With the New.