17 INSANELY AWESOME SUSTAINABILITY PODCASTS YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO NOW
A podcast committed to sharing inspiring stories from women in eco-business, sustainability, environmentalism, and conservation. Hosted by Barbara Lee, founder of Trashy Beauty – a project that combats waste by inspiring people to re-think what they throw in the trash. Trash Talking with Eco Warriors is about sharing the challenges and wins of young professionals and entrepreneurs, their passion for the environment, and their advice on living a more eco-conscious lifestyle.
Suggested Episode: #41: Emilie Wood, Impossible Foods
The podcast that defines sustainability, one concept (and bad joke) at a time. Hosts Scott Breen and Jay Siegel explore a new topic each episode with the help of an expert in the field. Each concept falls into one of seven sectors – Energy, Cities, Natural Environment, Transportation, Business, Policy, and Social – and is visually represented in a Sustainability Tree found at www.sustainabilitydefined.com. Tune in to this humorous podcast for a crash course as they decipher information in interviews with well regarded professionals in the field of sustainability.
Suggested Episode: #22: Circular Economy with Jennifer Gerholdt (U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation) and Angela Nahikian (SteelCase)
A funny podcast about the environment, sustainability, and all the total guff people talk in the name of saving the planet. Join co-hosts Ol and Dave as they sift through the most egregious eco-guff out there, exposing the real eco-villians vs the hapless incompetents.
Suggested Episode: #114: Organic Farming
Hosted by Marjorie Alexander, A Sustainable Mind shares inspiring stories of the individuals influencing environmental change – scientists, entrepreneurs, inventors, policymakers and activists. Each episode uncovers the knowledge, habits and resources that makes massive change happen, leaving you with valuable resources to keep you ahead of the environmental sustainability curve.
Suggested Episode: #29: Coffee Scrubs and Eco-podcasting with Trashy Beauty’s Barbara Lee
Hosted by the Bard MBA in Sustainability program, each episode features conversations with leaders in business, sustainability, and social entrepreneurship from around the world. Tune in to learn the efforts made by each individual to enact change.
Suggested Episode: #109: Sarah Kauss S’well Proves Sustainability Can be Stylish
Based in Australia, this fast paced, to-the-point podcast features a weekly 30 minute show packed with information that will make you rethink your daily habits and impacts. Well-informed guests discuss hot topics such as algae, veganism, drones, and e-waste.
Suggested Episode: #52 – Rethinking The Built Environment
Each week Infinite Earth Radio features interviews with visionary leaders, dedicated government officials, savvy businesses and forward thinking individuals who are working to build smarter, more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous communities through social and economic inclusion that values the contribution of all citizens and seeks meaningful lives for everyone.
Suggested Episode: #117 Coastal Adaptation in Louisiana
Hosts Josh and Ryan have been living the minimalist lifestyle for over six years. In this podcast they discuss how living with less can be more meaningful while simultaneously reducing your environmental impact. Through their laid back, honest and conversational style, the duo answers questions from listeners that will take you on a journey into the life of a minimalist – in self care, relationships, home and much more. This podcast is a must!
Suggested Episode: #140 Buying
This podcast is what I like to call sustainability with a twist, and it may sometimes seem a little absurd. The information discussed is based on worst case hypotheticals on environmental and sustainability issues like climate change. This is an unconventional approach but may trigger some ideas and solutions of your own.
Suggested Episode: Imagine Earthships
This podcast hits on all things sustainable – travel, lifestyle, beauty, fashion, ethical living. Well-traveled hosts Lyall and Joy interview some of the most inspiring individuals in the world of conservation and sustainability. They discuss real solutions for climate change, plastic pollution, over-consumption and much more.
Suggested Episode: #13 Jenny Golding & George Bumann – Choosing to Live Deliberately
THE ENERGY GANG
Looking to understand the fast-changing world of energy? This isn’t your ordinary energy business show. Every week, hosts Stephen Lacey, Katherine Hamilton, and Jigar Shah debate and discuss the latest trends in energy, cleantech, renewables, and the environment. Join them as they explore the forces transforming energy markets in America and around the world.
Suggested Episode: Live in NYC: Are We Making Progress
Creator Kestrel Jenkins covers fashion, style and sustainability as she talks ethics with fashion industry experts from designers, entrepreneurs and advocates to farmers and factory workers. This one is hard to miss.
Suggested Episode: #122 Anita VanDyke + A Zero Waste Life
This podcast puts the spotlight on women at the forefront of fashion, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and tech: it’s F.E.S.T., and it’s the future. If you’re looking to start or expand your knowledge in the ethical fashion business, this is the resource for you. Host Lorraine Sanders and her guests cover a range of topics and challenges they’ve faced and how they overcome them.
Suggested Episode: #125 Three Different Looks at Fashion Entreprenuers Fighting Human Trafickking & Modern Day Slavery
The concept of living a Low Tox Life is one that rejects perfection, black and white notions of only one way to ‘do it right’. Instead, host Alexx Stuart takes a relaxed and curious approach to better choices to incorporate into our lives. This show covers lots of low tox topics around sustainability, health, fashion, farming, and lowering our toxic load.
Suggested Episode: #109 Joel Salatin on Food, Soil, and the Regenerative Effects of Working with Nature’s Systems
Host Kaméa Chayne interviews noteworthy entrepreneurs and influencers in the field of sustainability. This inspiring podcast will make you want to get going on that passion project that’s been on your mind.
Suggested Episode: #67 Shifting Away from Apparel Made Using Plastic Microfibers with Sustainable Fashion Alliance’s Andrea Plell
Hosted by former Africa correspondent Amy Costello and on air since 2011, Tiny Spark hits on hot topics like international development, humanitarian aid, well-known charities, and global politics. Each episode is informative and features in-depth interviews with leading voices from the world of nonprofits, philanthropy and international aid.
Suggested Episode: How Non- Profits Made LGBT Movement Straight
This podcast takes a humorous approach in the discussion about green issues. Hosted by Megan McWilliams, it covers current events, interviews, green living tips, environmental concerns, and much more.
Suggested Episode: Season 11, #2 James Cromwell on Corruption & Climate Crisis