53: Amanda Maksin – Shop Demo Depot

SHOW NOTES: Rejuvenate your Community by Selling Reusable Goods Here is an amazing way to get your community involved in reusing unwanted building supplies and good, while also support local families. Shop Demo Depot is based in Mt. Pleasant, PA and was created as a social enterprise through the non-profit Westmoreland Community Action.  SDD began in…

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52: EcoPlum – Buying Eco-Friendly Products Pays Off

SHOW NOTES: Join us today is Gia Machlin, founder of EcoPlum a green shopping rewards site with eco-friendly products and green living ideas that makes it fun, easy and rewarding to go green. She carefully selects stylish and unique green products from vendors who earned third party sustainability certification, carry notable eco-labels, or make products…

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51: Take the Plastic Free Challenge

SHOW NOTES: SaveOurShores.org states that ”80% of plastic pollution that enters the ocean originates from land. Common sources include: recreational beach users, people who drop litter on sidewalks and streets, plastics manufacturers and transporters, illegal dumping, and areas with inadequate trash receptacles. All land-based plastic pollution has the potential to become ocean pollution. Plastics easily blow…

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50: 3 Simple Ways to Protect Marine Mammals, Turtles, and Fish

SHOW NOTES: “Ocean pollution affects over 267 species worldwide, including 86% of sea turtle species, 44% of all sea bird species, and 43% of marine mammal species.” Human consumption of plastic is spiraling out of control. We are using a material that technically lasts forever to manufacture items we use for less than 30 minutes….

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49: Missy Schenck, Green River Preserve

SHOW DESCRIPTION: Missy Schenck, executive directory of Green River Preserve is a non-competitive, coed summer camp connecting children with nature. Located on a 3,400 acre private wildlife preserve in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, this extraordinary natural setting inspires campers to have a greater understanding of themselves, their environment, and their fellow…

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46: Prevent tons of trash from entering your local landfill

This weeks podcast topic is how to prevent tons of trash from entering your local landfill and I’ll be sharing 3 simple ways you can make this happen. In 2012, Americans generated over 251 millions tons of trash and recycled and composted almost 86.6 million tons. Diverting about 32% of waste from landfills. ““This prevented…

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45: Climate Change, One Week Later

Sunday marks one week after 400,000 people from all around the country marched in NYC and called for action on climate change. This march was part of a series of 2,600 events like this one taking place in 56 countries. What’s great is more and more people are finally recognizing that climate change does in…

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44: Richard Sundance Owen-Environmental Cleanup Coalition

SHOW NOTES: In April 2008, Richard Sundance Owen, a building contractor and scuba dive instructor, formed Environmental Cleanup Coalition (ECC) to address the issue of Plastic Pollution in the North Pacific Gyre. To do what has never been done; ECC is striving to identify methods to safely remove plastic and persistent organic pollutants (POP’s) from…

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