The following episodes were part of Season 1 of the For Animals. For Earth. podcast:
Ep 1: Organic Foods & Nutrition with Brooke Freeman
- Cook more meals with organic foods grown IN the earth (veggies!)
- Try growing your own fruits & veggies with a small garden or planter box
- If eating meat, make sure it is ethically sourced
- Make cooking time special – watch or listen to something you love
- Let your kids help – both in the garden & cooking
- Look up Natural Freedom Farm @naturalfreedomfarm
Ep 2: Sustainability, Fast Fashion & the Future, Laura Choi
- Spend time and thought defining your own unique style, and move away from trends
- Borrow or trade clothes with friends or family
- Purchase and re-sell using second hand shops
- Buy handmade goods from small artisans. Farmer’s markets, Etsy, or local shops that specialize in this are great places to start.
- Look up @fashionforconservation
Ep 3,4,5: Green Beauty Ingredients, Non-Toxic Anti Aging with Paige Padgett
- Copy & paste the ingredient list to see if a product is safe at Skin Carisma
- Buy Paige’s book! Seriously, Paige’s book made it SO easy to clean my beauty routine. She breaks green beauty down into simple, easy to understand ideas. She then walks you through changing your makeup drawer. And you have the book to reference forever.
- Sign up for Paige’s free 5 Day Clean Beauty Challenge
- Look for the EWG VERIFIED™ or COSMOS seal on the box.
- Research brands and then make a list of your favorite trusted brands so that shopping is faster next time.
- Or, just start one at a time. Next time that you need to replace an item, replace it with a clean one.
- Look up @paigepadgett and @we.are.erthling
Ep 6: Help Monarch Butterflies with Patti Andrasak
- Plant milkweed seeds (go to your local nursery to find seeds that are native to your area)
- Watch monarch butterfly documentaries on YouTube to learn, and get inspired
- Join Patti’s private Facebook group (The Butterfly Lady) and get one on one advice for helping caterpillars at your home
- Order a butterfly habitat to help the caterpillars that hatch on your milkweed survive
- Look up @inner_peace_reiki_and_yoga
Ep 7: Become an Animal Shelter Volunteer with Marissa de la Torre
- Share photos of animals that need homes when we see them on social media
- Approach a local rescue group at Petco or Petsmart and ask if we can help by using a talent we have
- If we sign up to volunteer, consistently show up and communicate
- Put together a small group of friends to offer photography and social media posts to our local shelter
- Join an educational outreach program such as spay/neuter or read to pets
- Look up @marissadela
Ep 8: Fight Cystic Acne with Non-toxic Spot Care, Nga Tran
- Fully empty product bottles (don’t put leftover product down the drain or into the landfill). If we don’t like a product, donate it to a friend to use.
- Start using reusable cotton pads instead of one time use cotton pads.
- Reuse or recycle containers and packaging. A great idea is to use small bottles for travel.
- Minimize skin care and use only what we really need.
- If we struggle with acne, try to find a clean product to fight it (like SKIN SOCIETY®)
- Look up @skinsociety_
Ep 9: Compassion Toward Every Living Being, Katie Katsenis
- Practice compassion while we’re driving, stopping to breathe when someone makes us angry
- Stop before killing an insect to think, “this could have been my mother”
- When giving gifts, choose an experience, or something timeless
- Lookup @panosphotography
Ep. 10: Fundraise for Animal Shelters with Dr. Monisha Seth
Ep. 11: Artisan Foods with Julie Rosenberg
- Keep it local. Seek out foods that are grown in our local area, and are in season.
- Go off the beaten path. Rather than going to Starbucks, find a local coffee shop instead.
- At the Farmer’s Market, choose one new thing to try, or tell our kids that we’ll let them pick any one new thing to try.
- Have a good olive oil, salt and spice blend on hand at home, and use these to elevate meat or vegetables into artisan foods.
- Take time to read the story behind our food, before we buy it.
- Lookup @juliesbeet