Green Dreamer: Sustainability From Ideas to Life with Eco Pioneers, Revolutionary Thinkers, Leading Creatives

By Kaméa Chayne - Eco Creative, Impact Entrepreneur, Holistic Health Coach, Sustainable Fashion and lifestyle Blogger, Conscious Living and Business Champion, Environmental Activist, Nature Lover, Aspiring Social Influencer with Purpose and Change Maker

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If you're an eco creative, visionary, entrepreneur, or activist SO passionate about sustainability that you're eager to do what you can not only in your personal life, but also with your passion projects dedicated to helping our planet thrive, Green Dreamer Podcast with Kaméa Chayne was created for YOU! Actor-entrepreneur and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Adrian Grenier, Bea Johnson of Zero Waste Home, Orsola de Castro of Fashion Revolution, Xiuhtezcatl of Earth Guardians, and Nikki Silvestri, named one of The Root 100 Most Influential African Americans, are just a few eco pioneers, though leaders, and conservation creatives you can look forward to hearing as honored guests. How can we leverage the power of social and digital media to strengthen the movement? How can we use creative communication, scalable eco ventures, and innovative thinking to push the needle forward? And what do we need to turn our awareness of deep-rooted issues into meaningful action, and accelerate towards sustainability in this time of need? This is just the tip of the iceberg of what we dive into, while ALWAYS concluding with baby actions we can take today and elements of hope we can use to fuel our motivation. If this sounds like your jam, hit SUBSCRIBE and together, let's learn what it takes to elevate sustainability, bring our eco ideas to life, and THRIVE - in every sense of the word. Thanks for bringing your light! With gratitude, your Host @KameaChayne.

Episode Date
46) Making sustainability sexy and desirable with serial ecopreneur and ‘ECOrenaissance’ author Marci Zaroff
36:46

What does it mean that we're now beginning an “Eco-Renaissance”? Rather than guilting or shaming people into being more eco-friendly, which might really just push people away, how can we attract people into sustainability so that they naturally and excitedly want to be a part of this movement?

 

Serial ecopreneur (MetaWear, Under the Canopy, Farm to Home Organic, Good Catch Foods, Beyond Brands, Institute for Integrative Nutrition... etc.) and author of the new book ECOrenaissance, Marci Zaroff, shares her wisdom on this episode.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

[6:09] Marci's journey through entrepreneurship and starting her many different brands and products.

[9:20] One of the biggest struggles Marci has faced throughout the years.

[13:53] Marci: "Design and redesign can change the world."

[14:40] Kaméa: "What's been key to you becoming a successful, serial entrepreneur within sustainability?

[18:46] Marci: "I believe we have to meet people where they are.

[23:34] Kaméa: "What were your motivations for writing your new book, ECOrenaissance?

[25:13] Marci: "Style and sustainability are not mutually exclusive."

 

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

Aug 16, 2018
45) 3 Disruptive, innovative projects in sustainable fashion to get excited about (BLOOM TUESDAY)
07:47

When these projects scale, they may have immense positive impact in helping our fashion industry become healthier and more sustainable.

 

Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/45, and follow me on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x

Aug 14, 2018
44) A $2.2 Million "Tiny Business" that led the reusable bag movement with ECOBAGS Founder Sharon Rowe
35:23

How was Sharon Rowe able to grow her company into a $2.2 million tiny business while being a pioneer, leading the reusable bag movement? How can we thrive personally, professionally and financially, all while not compromising our values rooted in sustainability?

 

Sharon Rowe, founder of ECOBAGS, shares her wisdom with us on this episode.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

[8:55] Kaméa: "What was one of the most difficult moments in building your business?" 

[11:30] What kept Sharon going in spite of stressful moments in her business.

[12:55] What Sharon would tell the younger version of her back when she wanted to quit her business.

[13:43] Kaméa: "What has been key to ECOBAGS' growth?"

[14:40] Sharon: "Your fans are the people who take your story, if they believe you're doing it authentically, and take it further than you could possibly ever take it."

[14:59] Kaméa: "What has been effective in how you communicated your brand's why so that customers really connect with it?"

[18:06] Sharon's motivation to write her new book, The Magic of Tiny Business.

[23:52] Sharon: "You have to stay healthy in order to grow your business."

[24:13] Sharon's advice for someone who is passionate about sustainability but is having trouble scaling their business.

[26:47] Sharon: "If you stay on the path and you're listening and actively practicing where you want to go and how you want to get there, you will get there.

 

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

Aug 11, 2018
43) Bringing sustainability to the mass market by making it accessible to all with LunchSkin's Founder Kirsten Quigley
35:08

How was our guest today able to get her eco-friendly lunch bags available not just in eco-focused stores, but also in the mass market through big box retailers like Target and T.J. Maxx? Even though issues with plastic pollution have already been around for decades, what did it take for us to wake the world up about this on a global scale, as we have in the recent months?

 

Kirsten Quigley, founder of LunchSkins, shares her wisdom with us today.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

[6:30] Kirsten: "It occurred to me that I had an opportunity to bridge the gap between what kids learn in school and then what they can do at home to create a ripple of effect of learning and living those values."

[7:05] How LunchSkins first got started.

[9:15] Kirsten: "If everyone could do this small thing, then it could have a really big impact."

[12:08] Kaméa: "What did LunchSkins do to inspire this shift toward a more eco-friendly mindset in your customers?"

[13:38] Why plastic pollution is a personal health issue.

[14:05] LunchSkin's biggest challenge so far in growing the brand.

[18:25] Kirsten: "We don't want being sustainable, being greener, to be a privilege.

[22:25] Kaméa: "What do you think it took to wake the world up to our plastic pollution problem?"

 

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

Aug 09, 2018
42) 5 Fascinating tree intelligence findings and why ancient forests are our key allies (BLOOM TUESDAY)
10:20

Have you read The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben? Here, I share 5 fascinating things I learned about trees from this NYTimes Bestseller, including why ancient forests are our key allies in helping us work towards a thriving planet.

 

Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/42, and follow me on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x

Aug 07, 2018
41) Xiuhtezcatl of Earth Guardians on tapping into love, art, and music to build a healthy, just world
32:55

Recipient of President Obama's United States Community Service Award, the 2015 Peace First Prize, and more, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez has been at the forefront leading youth environmental activists and giving speeches since he was six.

 

How can we leverage the power of art and music to support the sustainability movement? In this time of need, what has the most untapped potential that can help us accelerate towards a thriving planet? Xiuhtezcatl, an indigenous climate activist, hip hop artist, author, TEDx speaker, and Youth Director of Earth Guardians, shares his wisdom with us here.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

[4:22] Xiuhtezcatl: “The fact that human life exists is miraculous… And we’re just messing with the balance.”

[5:01] Kaméa: “What gave you the courage to speak up as a child in a world run by adults?”

[8:51] Xiuhtezcatl’s greatest personal challenge throughout his activism so far.

[11:01] Kaméa: “What would your biggest piece of guidance be for someone who feels crushed by all of the things going wrong in the world?” 

[12:37] Xiuhtezcatl: “It’s not about stopping climate change; it’s about ensuring that future generations have a healthy, just, habitable world.”

[13:32] Kaméa: “What’s been the most important thing you’ve learned from being surrounded by thought leaders in the space?”

[18:42] Xiuhtezcatl on how art and music can support sustainability. 

[21:39] Xiuhtezcatl: “We really can touch the people around us in a significant way, and that’s a huge responsibility.”

 

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

 

Aug 04, 2018
40) thredUP's Brand Director on revolutionizing secondhand shopping and helping fashion go circular
27:58

With the fashion industry today being extremely wasteful, what are some positive trends we can feel hopeful about? What can we learn from how thredUP was able to revolutionize the experience of second-hand shopping, from it being viewed as unpleasant to fun and desirable?

 

Erin Wallace, Brand Director of the world's largest secondhand clothing and consignment store thredUP, shares her wisdom with you today.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

[3:20] Something that shocked Erin about sustainable fashion. 

[6:26] Kaméa: "What was your biggest takeaway in terms of what it takes to establish a brand on a national scale?"

[7:50] What Erin says has led to the de-stigmatization of thrifting and second-hand clothing for consumers.

[10:15] Kaméa: "How do you personally stay organized with all of these different departments you oversee?"

[11:27] Erin's thoughts on the key to creating a loyal customer following.

[11:57] Kaméa: "What's been essential to thredUP starting from ground zero to establishing itself as the leading secondhand online shop?"

[12:49] A few mistakes Erin sees eco and socially-driven brands making that hold them back.

[14:22] Erin: "A lot of us care a lot about the environment and sustainability, and we also love the fun of shopping and getting dressed every day. Those don't have to be mutually exclusive."

[14:35] Erin's advice for eco-driven entrepreneurs today 

[17:12] Kaméa: "What are some of the latest insights into secondhand shopping that have surprised you?"

[17:55] Erin: "We really feel like [secondhand shopping] is on the verge of becoming mainstream..."

[21:57] Kaméa: "If you were the Brand Director of the entire sustainability movement, what would you focus on to grow it from being a niche to attracting everybody?"

 

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in! 

Aug 02, 2018
39) Reverse vending machines and thinking outside the box (BLOOM TUESDAY)
09:34

2 things to get excited about? Hear about reverse vending machines and pioneering brands challenging the ways we have been doing things according to status quo.

 

Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/39, and follow me on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x

Jul 31, 2018
38) A strong belief in what you do to realize your dreams with bean-to-bar chocolate brand Madécasse's Tim McCollum
28:21

What are some key issues in the chocolate industry that we need to know about? When things get tough, how can we stay motivated and just keep pulling through? Founder of bean-to-bar chocolate company Madécasse, Tim McCollum, shares his wisdom with us here.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

[6:44] What inspired Tim to start Madécasse.

[7:39] Kaméa: “What was your greatest learning lesson from working in the private sector that you were able to bring to your social enterprise?”

[9:42] The key differences between a traditional chocolate supply chain and Madécasse’s Bean-to-Bar supply chain. 

[11:19] Tim’s thoughts on what targeting the root cause of poverty through chocolate would look like.

[12:49] What we as individuals can do to inspire change from large corporations like Hershey’s.

[14:02] Keys to Madécasse’s success in establishing itself within grocery stores and retailers so far.

[16:37] Tim: “You better believe in what you’re doing. You will go through these amazing swings of euphoria and crashing down, and what keeps you going is the belief in what you’re doing.”

[18:35] Key insights on injustices in the global cocoa industry. 

[20:43] Tim’s thoughts on what we need most to help address poverty and support sustainable development in our world today.

 

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

Jul 28, 2018
37) Reluctant entrepreneur turned industry pioneer and leader with Safe Sunscreen Council and All Good's Founder Caroline Duell
32:16

What’s the latest research on the health and environmental impacts of sunscreen? How was our guest today able to go from being a hesitant business owner (who didn’t even want to do business in the first place) to a thriving entrepreneur, fueling her business with her passion for wellness and the environment?

 

Visionary, pioneer, and founder of a leading eco sunscreen brand All Good, Caroline Duell, shares her wisdom with us on this episode.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

[2:07] What first got Caroline into sustainability.

[4:11] What led Caroline on the path to making botanical products.

[8:04] Why Caroline was so hesitant to start a business.

[8:43] Caroline: “I kept myself in check. I knew that you could have a really good impact as a company grows.”

[12:14] Caroline: “The right path is not always what might seem to be the best way to go.”

[13:54] Kaméa: “What has been the key to getting All Good’s products distributed and sold in so many major retailers?” 

[14:47] What's led All Good to being a leading sunscreen brand. 

[15:45] What inspired Caroline to start Safe Sunscreen Council.

[18:15] Kaméa: “Do you think it’s more effective to push for policy change or consumer awareness?”

[19:39] Caroline shares some of the latest research on how sunscreen can be damaging to our health and that of the environment.

[21:48] How we as consumers can make sure the sunscreen we’re buying is safe.

[23:06] Kaméa: “How can we as a society become more preventative with environmental issues before it’s too late?

 

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

Jul 26, 2018
36) Are you recycling properly? Expert tips from Jonathan Levy of Zero Waste Guy (BLOOM TUESDAY)
14:55

How do we recycle properly to ensure that what we toss down the recycling chute actually gets recycled, and not just be 'aspirational recyclers'?

 

Special guest for this Bloom Tuesday, Jonathan Levy of ZeroWasteGuy.com shares his expert tips and insights with us.

 

Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/36, and follow me on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x

Jul 24, 2018
35) Persisting in spite of rejections with NatGeo Planet or Plastic Spokesperson and Going Zero Waste's Kathryn Kellogg
32:09

How can we be better communicators so that our important messages actually move people and resonate with our audiences to inspire action? How can we go beyond reducing single-use plastics in our own lives to affecting greater change in actual waste infrastructures for system change? Kathryn Kellogg, creator of GoingZeroWaste.com, actor, and spokesperson for National Geographic's Planet or Plastic Campaign shares her wisdom with you.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

[3:34] Kaméa: "Why are endocrine disruptors and toxic chemicals everywhere in our day-to-day lives, like in normal cleaning products?" 

[5:40] Kathryn: "You didn't have to be perfect to make a difference. That was something that really resonated with me, and I wanted to share that with others."

[6:50] Kaméa: "What's something from your experience acting that supports your work in building up the zero waste community?" 

[7:56] Kathryn's advice for getting our stories to resonate with our audiences.

[9:05] One of Kathryn's favorite (and weirdest!) eco-friendly simple swaps.

[12:30] Kathryn: "When facing rejection, you have to learn how to not take it personally."

[13:08] How Kathryn ended up working with National Geographic.

[13:49] Kathryn: "Showing up is 90% of the battle."

[15:37] Kathryn: "Not everyone has the same amount of access and we have to know that we are all working for a better future.

[16:31] Kaméa: "What do you think are the roots of moral superiority within sustainability?"

[20:30] What we can do as individuals to inspire policy change and help solve waste infrastructure problems.

 

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

Jul 21, 2018
34) United By Blue's Brian Linton on cleaning 1 million pounds of trash from first getting business right
28:50

What does it take to scale our positive impacts through business? What are millennials craving today, and how can this actually drive conversations and choices related to sustainability? Founder and CEO of United by Blue, Brian Linton, shares his wisdom with you.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

[2:57] What made Brian want to dedicate his life to cleaning up our oceans. 

[11:06] Brian: "The beauty of the model is that by focusing on the fundamentals of creating a business, we're able to have a longterm, lasting impact."

[12:08] What keeps Brian going personally, despite challenges.

[12:53] Brian: "What's ultimately going to cure our oceans and waterways is people talking about it, educating their friends, and changing their own behaviors."

[14:00] Kaméa: "What has been key to United by Blue's continuous growth and your ability to establish yourself in the sustainability space?"

[16:50] Some of the most difficult products to manufacture in a more eco-friendly way. 

[20:54] Brian's thoughts on our biggest challenge today in fighting plastic pollution.

[21:47] Kaméa: "What's the fastest way to address the issue of single-use plastic?"

 

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

Jul 19, 2018
33) Keeping sustainability conversations mindful and 2 things to celebrate this week (BLOOM TUESDAY)
09:35

We're continuing to move the needle forward towards a healthier planet to call home! Here are 2 things to celebrate this week, as well as something we should be mindful of as we continue talking about plastic straws to keep this conversation inclusive and respectful.

 

Find the full show notes with references and links to our Green Dreamers' projects at www.GreenDreamer.com/33. Thanks for bringing your light! Catch you on Instagram @KameaChayne

Jul 17, 2018
32) Dealing with the doom and gloom of environmentalism and how species extinction impacts us with The Revelator's John Platt
31:00

What do we need to know about species extinction around the world today and how that impacts us? How can we stay positive and inspired even as we learn about more problems we need to address? Environmental journalist and Editor of Center of Biological Diversity's The Revelator, John Platt, shares his wisdom with you.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

[3:55] John: "...it's proof that if you're really educated about something and care about it, you can make a difference.

[8:50] Kaméa: "How do you handle it emotionally when you have to dig into problems all the time?"

[10:30] John: "...It doesn't all suck. We can make a difference and we are making progress!"

[11:25] Advice for someone who feels drained by all of the problems we face. 

[16:09] One major sustainability issue that isn't talked about enough and affects all of us.

[16:50] John: "Wildlife issues in a lot of ways are actually issues about human society."

[21:00] Kaméa: "How does biodiversity loss impact the individual living in urban or suburban areas?"

[21:50] The importance of pollination for our food supply.

 

 

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

Jul 14, 2018
31) How putting yourself out there can strengthen your brand and message with Spirit of 608's Lorraine Sanders
36:10

What’s a common struggle specifically for us eco and socially-driven entrepreneurs and creatives that might prevent our passion projects from thriving? Why is it important for us to support large corporations that may have a history of irresponsible practices? Journalist, media strategist, podcast producer and host of Spirit of 608 podcast, Lorraine Sanders, shares her wisdom with us in this episode.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

[4:54] Lorraine: "I really care about where things came from and the story behind them and that brings more meaning to the things in our lives."

[5:59] Something Lorraine learned about sustainable fashion that shocked her.

[10:21] Lorraine's greatest challenge growing her platform.

[12:33] Kaméa: "What are some common mistakes that eco creatives and entrepreneurs make when trying to build out their presence?"

[13:06] Lorraine: "A lot of people feel like they can't start building their relationships with the media until everything with the brand is perfect. But if you wait... it's almost too late to gather authentic attention."

[15:07] Lorraine on why it's important for business owners to put themselves out there.

[17:44] Lorraine: "The common thread of founders that are making it happen is this thing inside of them that tells them they are going to figure it out. It's a matter of how and when, not if."

[20:30] Kaméa: "How can we tell a more powerful story about sustainability?"

[21:10] Lorraine: "I think we're finally waking up and seeing how major brands who have been vilified are likely to be the ones that truly shift really fundamental, systemic change globally."

[22:49] "Don't oversimplify complicated things."

  

 

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

Jul 12, 2018
30) 3 Green Dreamers share easy tips to getting politically active in the U.S. for sustainability (BLOOM TUESDAY)
13:41

Our voices and political actions matter! Here, the following 3 Green Dreamers share one policy they're currently supporting and why, and easy actions we can take today to become active citizens specifically within the United States:

 

Phoebe Lloyd - Environmental activist, blogger, and YouTuber who advocates living an eco-friendly lifestyle on her platform, BareChange.org

Aditi Mayer - Sustainable fashion blogger, photographer, and activist whose work explores the intersections of style, sustainability, and social justice at ADIMAY.com

Faye Lessler - Sustainable living advocate, community organizer, and supporter of sustainable brands behind the blog Sustaining.Life

 

Find the full show notes with references and links to our Green Dreamers' socials and projects at www.GreenDreamer.com/30. Thanks for bringing your light! x @KameaChayne

Jul 10, 2018
29) Saving the face of sustainability and getting publicity for your conscious brand with Orchard and Broome’s Stephanie Sica
35:27

If you're interested in learning how working with a publicist can elevate your work, or what doing PR for yourself might look like, this is an episode for you.

 

What do we need to have in place before we pitch our work to the media (or work with publicists to do so) to increase our chances of getting featured? From a PR perspective, what does sustainability need to garner more attention from the public? Founder of Orchard and Broome, the first PR agency to selectively represent sustainable and ethical brands, Stephanie Sica, shares her wisdom with us.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

[3:43] Stephanie: “I love the innovation and creativity that sustainability offers.”

[7:46] What Stephanie does to create work/life balance as an entrepreneur.

[8:36] One thing eco-creatives and entrepreneurs can do to increase reach and credibility.

[10:11] How to know when a brand ready to work with a PR agency.

[11:52] Why it’s important for brands to have of a budget and invest in long term relationships.

[14:38] What it means for entrepreneurs do do PR for themselves.

[16:48] What brands should look for in a publicist.

[21:40] Stephanie: “I think we need to work hard to stress the inclusivity of sustainability and the idea that sustainability can be for everybody.”

[28:00] Stephanie: “I don’t compare myself to others because I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t do things my way.”

 

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

Jul 07, 2018
28) Girlfriend Collective's Co-Founder on its powerful launch strategy and cultivating a loyal customer base
33:55

How was Girlfriend Collective able to launch so powerfully to establish itself in the athletic wear space as a conscious fashion startup? What does it take to cultivate a loyal audience and customer base that's eager to support and share all that we do and create? Today, Girlfriend Collective's Co-Founder Quang Dinh shares his wisdom with us.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

[7:31] Quang: "Now, with the rise of the internet, to be able to build a product that means something is a lot more powerful because the content to consume is a lot easier today than word of mouth in 2005."

[7:59] Quang's inspiration to start Girlfriend Collective.

[9:25] The team's greatest challenge in creating their product.

[11:49] Kamea: "Can you walk us through the thought process behind your powerful launch strategy?"

[12:52] Quang: "We felt like we had something so strong that I wanted to give this stuff away and know that [customers] were going to come back.

[14:23] Kamea: "How certain were you that you were going to get this return on investment when you first launched that free leggings campaign?"

[15:14] Quang: "We had a lot of skeptics..."

[15:56] Quang: "All the feel-good stuff is always tertiary."

[18:39] Kaméa: "What does it take to get a [conscious] brand seen in today's digitally-driven landscape?"

[24:12] Kamea: "On an individual level, what do you think a single consumer can do to help improve the recycling industry in the U.S.?"

 

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

Jul 05, 2018
27) Did you know these 5 things about plastic? (BLOOM TUESDAY)
09:22

It's Plastic Free July! Share this episode with a friend, and let's continue raising awareness together about the simple steps we can take to make a difference. For more plastic-reducing guidance, check out episode 15.

 

Find the full show notes with references linked at www.GreenDreamer.com/27, and follow me on Instagram @KameaChayne where I'll be sharing more of my inspirations, tips, and learning lessons along the way. Thanks for bringing your light! x

Jul 03, 2018
26) Creating engaging and highly shareable content with mindbodygreen's Sustainability Editor Emma Loewe
25:18

What does it take to create engaging and highly shareable content for wellness and the environment? How has mindbodygreen been able to establish itself as an authority in the sustainability space? Here, Emma Loewe, Sustainability Editor of mindbodygreen shares her wisdom with us.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

[6:44] One shocking statistic Emma recently learned about plastic.

[8:23] Kaméa: "What has been the key to mindbodygreen attracting such a large audience?"

[8:39] Emma: "Making [wellness] accessible to everyone is one of our biggest goals."

[9:10] Emma: "It's important to meet people where they are."

[10:03] How Emma overcomes creative block and stays inspired.

[14:28] Emma: "Environmentalism can be a daunting and scary place."

[15:11] Emma's biggest learning lesson from having written over 1,000 articles on sustainability. 

[15:50] Kaméa: "What makes a piece of content really engaging and shareable?"

[17:43] Kaméa: "What do you think has been slowing down the sustainability movement?"

[20:10] Emma: "We make so many micro decisions in our day to day and just starting to make some of them more sustainable can add up to a real lifestyle change."

 

Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

Jun 30, 2018
25) What to know About soil health today and how self-development can support sustainability with Nikki Silvestri
36:23

What do we need to know about our soil health across the globe? And how can we inspire meaningful systemic change through self-development? Today, one of The Root 100 Most Influential African Americans, former Executive Director of People's Grocery and Green for All, and Founder and CEO of Soil and Shadow, Nikki Silvestri shares her wisdom with us.

 

 
HIGHLIGHTS

[3:45] Kaméa: “What’s something most people don’t understand about how social inequality impacts the movement?”

[6:35] How self-development can support sustainability. 

[8:10] Nikki: “If you can’t make sophisticated decisions because you’re so tied to your own opinion… then we’re never going to get anywhere.”

[8:45] Nikki on how we can go past self-defensiveness to work towards a greater goal.

[14:15] Nikki: “Focusing on building healthy soil is an intervention that is almost impossible to get wrong if you’re doing it the right way, so you will unintentionally benefit other systems.”

[15:20] Current conditions of soil health degeneration around the globe.

[16:49] What we can do as individuals to support regenerative farming.

[19:22] Kaméa: “What do you think is missing from our current way of looking at sustainability?”

[19:55] Nikki: “Soil is pretty hidden when you think about the environment. 

[24:02] Nikki’s thoughts on what it takes to go from awareness to creating meaningful change.

[24:08] Nikki: “The practice of looking externally when we feel uncomfortable is much less effective than looking to ourselves first.”

[27:57] Nikki: “If my behavior is going to be counterproductive to the outcomes I’m going for because it’s going to reinforce guilt and shame, then I’m not going to do it.”

 

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Jun 28, 2018
24) One easy thing you can do today to indirectly support sustainability (BLOOM TUESDAY)
06:03

Pass it on and let's create a ripple effect of good.

 

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Jun 26, 2018
23) Normalizing sustainable living and building an engaged community via video with Erin of My Green Closet
32:15

How can we leverage the power of video to share our ideas on sustainability, deepen our relationships with our audience, and grow our reach? How can we help to normalize eco-conscious living so we don't feel like the odd one out in social gatherings? Today, Erin of YouTube channel and blog My Green Closet shares her wisdom with you.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

[03:45] A problem about the fashion industry that made Erin feel like she wanted to be a part of positive change in the field.

[07:25] Erin: "I knew nothing [about YouTube before getting started]."

[14:40] Erin on the power of video in engaging and effective communication.

[15:30] How Erin goes about creating engaging content. 

[17:00] Erin: "I think it's important to highlight that you don't have to be perfect."

[18:55] Erin: "It's about seeing all the good things you can do, rather than tallying up all the things you did wrong." 

[22:45] How we can help normalize sustainable living and bring more people into the conversation in positive, inclusive ways.

 

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Jun 23, 2018
22) Orsola de Castro on growing Fashion Revolution into a global movement by inviting everybody to participate
31:52

How did Fashion Revolution, which has become a global movement, get started and grow to have the impact and reach it has today? What does it mean for us that people express interest in buying less and buying better, but often aren't doing so because of things like price, convenience, and style options? On this episode, Fashion Revolution's Co-Founder and Creative Director, Orsola de Castro, shares her wisdom with you.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

[08:30] One of the greatest challenges the Fashion Revolution team faced when growing the movement.

[09:15] Orsola: "We all have a different vision of Fashion Revolution, and yet we all mattered."

[10:35] Orsola: "We kind of assumed #WhoMadeMyClothes would be a relatively easy question to answer, and yet no one could answer it at all. We realized there was a massive disconnection. 

[10:35] Why being bold but inclusive, while avoiding negative protesting, victimizing, naming and shaming, has been so important to Fashion Revolution. 

[13:25] Orsola: "We wanted people to be a part of the solution. Every single one of our wardrobes are in the fashion supply chain somewhere. Therefore, every morning when you choose the clothes you wear, you can be a part of that change."

[16:50] Orsola: "You don't have to have an interest in fashion to understand there's a massive impact in the clothes that we wear." 

[19:05] Kaméa: "An article said - millennials do have the heart to make more sustainable purchases, but often aren't doing so because of things like price, convenience, style options. What are your thoughts on that?"

[22:40] Kaméa: "How has Fashion Revolution been so successful at inspiring action, beyond just awareness?"

[24:35] A key decision Orsola has made as the Creative Director that's helped to elevate Fashion Revolution.

[26:00] Orsola's highest hopes for Fashion Revolution.

 

SPONSOR: Kanekta.co is a digital sourcing platform connecting ethical brands and suppliers to retail buyers across the globe.

 

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Jun 21, 2018
21) 2 Recent Events to Celebrate in Turning the Tide Against Plastic Pollution (BLOOM TUESDAY)
08:43

With all the awareness of plastic pollution, we've been making great, meaningful strides! Here are 2 recent events showcasing us turning the tide against plastic pollution to celebrate.

 

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Jun 19, 2018
20) Fostering Intimacy, Inclusivity, and Open Curiosity with Multi Media with Conscious Chatter's Kestrel Jenkins
33:51

How can we get over perfectionism to just take action in what we want to do? How can we effectively tell the story around sustainability to keep it inclusive and engaging, so that we can grow the movement more quickly?

Today, host of Conscious Chatter and Co-Founder of Left Edit, Kestrel Jenkins, shares her wisdom with us.

 

HIGHLIGHTS: 

[07:25] Kestrel: “After a couple years, I burnt out… I had to step back and reassess how I was going to work in this space.”

[08:35] Kestrel: “[I wanted my work to be about] bringing more people in… so we can all learn together. I wanted it to have an inclusive approach.

[10:55] Kestrel: “Often I won’t do things because I want them to be perfect, and it holds me back from actually getting over the hurdle of just starting things.” 

[14:15] Kaméa: “Let’s say you wanted to start something new today, and a voice is telling you it’s not good enough. How would you respond?”

[19:00] Kestrel’s thoughts on what we can do to keep conversations around discouraging issues engaging. 

[23:35] Kestrel: “It’s not a simple story. It’s really complicated – an intricate conversation.”

[24:30] How Kestrel balances staying objective as a storyteller while also expressing her opinions.

 

SPONSOR: Kanekta.co is a digital sourcing platform connecting ethical brands and suppliers to retail buyers across the globe.

 

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Jun 16, 2018
19) Pela Case From Being “Laughed at” to Leading the Industry by Example with its Co-Founder Jeremy Lang
28:42

Now that we know about plastic pollution, what's next? What do we need to start from scratch to building a physical eco product and bringing that to life? Today, eco smartphone case brand Pela Case's Co-Founder, Jeremy Lang, shares his wisdom with us.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

[06:50] How Jeremy turned his idea into an actual product.

[08:55] The hardest part for the Pela Case team going from product to launching the brand.

[11:40] Jeremy: "We wanted to make sure that it wasn't an eco-friendly product that didn't function well. We wanted to make sure #1 it was designed really well, protected your phone, felt really great. But also was eco-friendly."

[13:40] Keys to helping Pela Case take off as a brand.

[14:55] Jeremy: "It really seems like we can make a difference."

[15:45] What Pela Case's team did to secure some great, viral press features.

[17:00] Kaméa: "What do you think the world needs to not have any plastic issues at all? What does that world look like?"

[17:45] Jeremy: "You can look at it two ways... what a big pile of garbage, or you can say... what an opportunity..."

[20:20] Kaméa: "How can we inspire conventional companies to be more responsible for the products they're putting out (that will eventually be disposed of)?"

 

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Jun 14, 2018
18) What to Know about Microplastic Pollution and its Impacts Right Now (BLOOM TUESDAY)
09:11

18 of 18 beaches around the world have been found to have microplastics. And 1/4 of fish tested in markets in California were found to have microplastics in them.

 

We've yet to understand the impacts of microplastic pollution on a global scale over time, but here I share some new things I learned over the weekend in terms of what we already know, as well as 2 ways we can begin to help to address this more challenging issue as individuals.

 

Are you working on an important research or project to help address microplastic pollution, or know of one you'd like to share? Get in touch via GreenDreamer.com so we can learn from you and support your work!

 

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Jun 12, 2018
17) Progress Over Perfection in Fighting Plastic Pollution with Plaine Products' Lindsey McCoy
31:19
 

How can we go from having an ecopreneurial idea, especially something that's not yet been done before, to bringing it to life? What do we need to really tackle the issue of plastic pollution all over the world and move into a more circular economy? Today, Plaine Products' Co-Founder, Lindsey McCoy shares her wisdom with us.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

[5:30] Lindsey: "It is a continual learning journey. Still, we're learning, tweaking, ... I think that's part of being an entrepreneur... constant problem solving, ... when something's not working out the way you thought it was going to, being able to let go and figure out how to adjust."

[06:20] Something that didn't work out for Plaine Products that they had to tweak.

[06:55] How Lindsey raised awareness for her brand.

[13:50] Lindsey: "Something that you're going to use once for a few minutes but will stick around for hundreds of years... just doesn't make sense when there are other options out there."

[14:15] Lindsey: "My motto is progress, not perfection... life happens."

[17:25] Lindsey: "Instead of asking why organic food is so expensive, maybe we should be asking why non-organic food so cheap."

[21:25] Lindsey's greatest learning lessons from her ecopreneurial jourey.

 

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Jun 09, 2018
16) "Conscious Consumerism is a Lie" and Getting the Courage to Be Controversial with Alden Wicker
30:41

As part of 'speaking up for what we believe in,' how can we muster up the courage to say things that are different or that might go against the current? And, what needs to happen alongside conscious consumerism in order for us to accelerate positive change?

Alden Wicker, Editor-in-Chief of EcoCult.com, President of Ethical Writers & Creatives, and journalist with bylines in Racked, Quartz, Refinery29, Glamour, Inc Magazine, and more, shares her wisdom with you here.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

[9:45] The biggest challenge Alden faced building EcoCult into a leading sustainable lifestyle blog.

[12:30] Kaméa: "If you were to start all over, what would you do differently to establish yourself more quickly?"

[14:20] Kaméa: "Do you get nervous before publishing something controversial, and what gives you the courage to do it anyway?"

[16:20] Alden: "There's too much emphasis being placed on guilting people into working harder at being sustainable."

[19:05] Alden: "There's this rampant perfectionism in the movement.

[19:15] Alden: "There's this idea that we can't demand the government tax or ban plastic bags unless we haven't ourselves used a plastic bag in a year, because that'd be hypocritical. No, I want them to tax and ban them. Because then, it'll be easier for me to not use a plastic bag and be the person I want to be."

[19:40] Alden on her viral article "Conscious Consumerism is a Lie" on Quartz.

[23:00] Alden: "It's really easy to become popular in this world by overpromising people, or holding yourself up as perfect."

[25:10] Alden: "I don't want people to feel guilty. I do want them to feel pissed."

 

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Jun 07, 2018
15) 5 Green Dreamers Share Shocking Statistics and Simple Tips to "Beat Plastic Pollution" in Honor of World Environment Day (BLOOM TUESDAY)
13:26

In honor of World Environment Day themed "Beat Plastic Pollution," I share some words of wisdom from the following 5 Green Dreamers:

 

Amber Boyers - Founder of eco swimwear brand Baiia Label

Renee Peters - Model, Earth Activist and Content Creator of Model4GreenLiving.com

Holly Rose - Writer, Environmentalist, Blogger of LeotieLovely.com

Florine Hofmann - Zero Waste Blogger of TheWastedBlog.com

Tamara Lim - Founder of zero waste grocery delivery service Wally Shop

 

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Jun 05, 2018
14) Scaling Your Positive Impact via Collaborating and Building Trust with Ecosia's Head of PR
26:08

Why has the palm oil industry become so destructive in Southeast Asia? When we're up against such colossal environmental issues, how can we scale up our positive impacts to be able to address them more effectively and powerfully? Here, the Head of PR of Ecosia (a search engine that uses its ad revenues to supporting tree planting projects around the world), Jacey Bingler, shares her wisdom with you.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

[3:55] Motivations for Ecosia to focus on tree planting projects.

[6:45] Jacey's eerie memory at a palm oil tree plantation and why these plants have become so destructive in southeast Asia.

[7:40] Jacey: "As long as there are no palm oil plantations, the government isn't necessarily interested in building proper roads."

[10:10] Ecosia's biggest challenge reaching more potential users and what's worked for them.

[15:00] How Ecosia builds trust and loyalty among its users to support its exponential growth.

[18:40] Kaméa: "What do you think the world needs to accelerate towards a greener world?"

 

 

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Jun 02, 2018
13) @FoundInTranslations on Celebrating the Beauty of Humankind and Seeing Good in Ourselves as Keys to Sustainability
26:33

What happens when we consciously look beyond mainstream portrayal of reality? And how can we create and innovate in ways that push the needle forward and doesn't just add to info-overload? Here, award-winning, globally exhibited photographer Mukul Bhatia of @FoundinTranslations shares his wisdom with you.

 

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HIGHLIGHTS:

[02:45] "I was always the odd one out... I knew I saw the world in a different light than what mainstream cinema or media [portrayed]."

[04:30] "There are so many things that are usually lost in translation, but one thing I found in my journey… was receiving kindness [from every place I travelled to].

[05:30] Mukul: "In this Insta-friendly world, most people don't see the journey."

[08:00] Mukul's life-changing realizations from traveling.

[9:45] Mukul: "Humankind is very beautiful in underrated ways… it's only when we see good in ourselves that we grow the good.

[12:10] Mukul: "[Sustainable living] is really not supposed to be guilt-oriented, but mostly for the love for the environment you live in."

[16:20] Keys to Mukul establishing himself as an internationally exhibited photographer.

[20:00] Mukul: "Don't be perfect."

 

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May 31, 2018
12) Q&A: "What got you into sustainability?" (BLOOM TUESDAY)
11:15

Here, I answer a Question from April @thehonestroot: "What got you into sustainability and green living?"

 

If you'd like to share your journey into sustainability with me, tag me @KameaChayne #GreenDreamer in your post so I can learn your story, too, and maybe even share it in a future post! :)

 

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May 29, 2018
11) @SustainablyChic's Natalie on Finding Balance and Staying Resilient in the Face of Negativity as a Content Creator
29:38

If you're an eco content creator, this is an episode for you! How can we maintain the courage to continually put ourselves out there, knowing that we'll get judged and even hate, at an extreme? How do we balance saying yes out of pure passion, with saying no to not overcommit? In this episode, pioneering sustainable fashion blogger, Natalie Kay of @SustainablyChic, shares her wisdom with us.

 

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HIGHLIGHTS:

[08:05] What encouraged Natalie to go all in with her sustainable lifestyle blog.

[10:05] Natalie: "Some brands that are big and consider themselves ethical still come to me wanting [free] content, yet they don't want to treat me the same way they treat the people making their clothing."

[12:10] How Natalie deals with cyber bullying and negativity from putting her work out there.

[15:40] Kaméa: "How do you balance saying yes with saying no to not overcommit?"

[19:45] Natalie: "I'm also a very shy person in real life… So when I go on social media, I'm pretty similar."

[20:10] What motivated Natalie to start her new project, Pratique Organique.

 

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May 26, 2018
10) How to Reach and Inspire Your Target Conscious Audience with The Good Trade's AmyAnn Cadwell
29:28

How do we balance dropping truth-bombs about the problems in this world, with inspiring hope? And how can we even reach the conscious audience we want to reach to begin with? Today, AmyAnn Cadwell, the Co-Founder of the stunning digital publication, The Good Trade, shares her wisdom with you.

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

[02:55] AmyAnn: "It was such a huge wakeup call for me… in full color, the reality of fast fashion as depleting earth's resources and leveraging slave labor to pass on a 'cheap' cost to the end consumer."

[10:00] How AmyAnn got started with The Good Trade.

[11:50] AmyAnn: "As women,... we tend to overthink things and underestimate that we have what it takes."

[14:20] Balancing shedding light on heavy issues vs. inspiring hope.

[17:10] AmyAnn's advice for conscious creatives and brands wanting to reach their people.

[18:25] A common challenge conscious companies and creatives face in our current landscape.

[19:30] Kaméa: "What do you think conscious consumers crave today?"

 

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May 24, 2018
09) 2 Things We Can Feel Hopeful About This Week (BLOOM TUESDAY)
06:50

There is hope, positivity, and beauty in the world. And I know you'll only add to it! Hit SUBSCRIBE, and thanks for bringing your light.

 

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May 22, 2018
08) Growing Your Social Influence With Purpose and Bringing 'Eco' Mainstream with @ArtsyAgnes
30:23

What does it take to grow our social platforms with intention from 0 to 500k+ so that we're able to share sustainability ideas with more people? How can we begin to bring 'eco' mainstream? Today, wildly successful social media influencer and vegan ballerina @ArtsyAgnes shares her wisdom with you.

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

[12:30] Agnes' greatest challenge building her platform from the ground up to 500k+.

[13:15] Agnes: "Your platform needs to say something about who you are and what you believe in."

[15:10] Agnes: "Everything is unlimited… whether it's a physical limitation, emotional limitation, spiritual limitation... that's just all in your head."

[17:10] The 3 keys to Agnes's exponential growth as a purpose-driven social media influencer.

[20:00] What Agnes would do differently if she had to start all over again today from zero.

[21:10] Agnes: "You never know how you're story's going to turn out. Comparison's not good for you, not good for the other person."

 

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May 19, 2018
07) How Conscious Companies Can Compete with Conventional Big Corporations with Meghan French Dunbar
36:23

What do small, voluntarily responsible businesses need in order to compete with huge conventional companies that capitalize on being able to legally cut corners? What is "Social Intrapreneurship"? Meghan French Dunbar, Co-Founder and CEO of Conscious Company Media, shares her wisdom with you today.

 

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HIGHLIGHTS:

[5:05] Why the words "BUSINESS" and "CORPORATIONS" almost automatically are associated with greed and corruption.

[10:20] Using "Social Intrapraneurship" to inspire change from within existing companies.

[13:15] Top 3 challenges Meghan commonly sees conscious businesses face today.

[14:30] Meghan: "To... start a company is crazy enough, but social entrepreneurs often care so much about the purpose about what they're doing that they work even harder than traditional entrepreneurs… they hang on longer because they believe so much in what they're doing."

[15:50] How conscious companies can compete with conventional big corporations.

[25:00] Meghan: "That moment when you're 100% sure you should give up... that's when you should dig in and put your head down."

 

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May 17, 2018
06) Mama Earth Wants You to Take a Deep Breath and Treat Yourself for Sustainability! (BLOOM TUESDAY)
08:23

Positive change for sustainability in the world begins with YOU feeling at your best from the inside-out. Only when you're in your optimal health can you bring about your best work. So yes, that's right - Mama Earth wants and needs you to take a breather and be good to yourself.

 

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May 15, 2018
05) Habits that transform your life and help you thrive with bestselling author Tara Mackey
34:35

Time to TAKE ownership and realize the life you want for yourself, the passion project you want to create, and the change you want to see in the world! Bestselling author of Cured by Nature and WILD Habits, Tara Mackey, shares her deeply inspiring story of natural healing, how she completely turned her life around using simple habits, and how you can gain clarity in your next steps.

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HIGHLIGHTS:

[2:05] How Tara went from hitting rock bottom in her life to turning everything around.

[4:05] Tara: "[I realized] if I wanted to heal, I needed to probably not be on 14 different drugs."

[14:50] Tara's biggest challenge from self-healing to putting herself out there as an entrepreneur, blogger, and author.

[19:20] Tara: "It feels like everything in my life has added up to this moment in time perfectly in a way I never ever could have imagined or orchestrated."

[20:15] How to inspire positive change in others.

[23:10] Tara: "Every woman needs to read every other woman in the world's story."

 

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May 13, 2018
04) Communicating Powerfully Cross-Culture without Sounding Tone-Deaf with Tayo Rockson
36:51

Anything you put out onto the internet can be accessed by people all over the world. So it's VITAL that we understand how to communicate respectfully and powerfully cross-culture, being mindful that people have different backgrounds, world views, privileges or lack thereof...

"Influencer to watch," 3x TEDx Speaker, podcast host of As Told by Nomads, coach, and consultant for global leaders, Tayo Rockson, shares his wisdom on these topics with you here.

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HIGHLIGHTS:

[2:10] Tayo: "By the time I was 17, I had lived in 5 countries in 4 continents."

[6:40] Kaméa: "If there's one thing you learned about humankind from all your travels, what would it be?"

[8:40] How Tayo went from 85 job app. rejections and being broke multiple times to becoming a thriving, change-making entrepreneur and "influencer to watch."

[18:20] The #1 communication mistake change-makers make that detracts from their messages and how you can avoid sounding tone-deaf.

[26:10] Tayo on what we need to have less conflict and more harmony in the world.

 

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May 12, 2018
03) Social Media Democratizing Power and How to Get Your Message Heard Today with ShiftCon's Leah Segedie
37:42

How do you get people to listen to you, and what does it take to get your passion project seen and heard in this info-overloaded digital world? Leah Segedie, author of Green Enough, Founder of Mamavation, and Founder of ShiftCon Social Media Conference for eco-wellness influencers shares her wisdom with you here.

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HIGHLIGHTS:

[3:15] Leah: "And I really felt like [lack of transparency in the food industry] was a feminist issue."

[7:55] Leah on what we need to get people to listen.

[9:45] What it takes to bring people together in spite of deep differences.

[12:50] What makes someone an influencer.

[16:45] What it takes to get your important message seen and heard today.

[22:40] How Leah made her book, Green Enough, wildly popular.

[26:10] Sneaky indirect additives you need to know about.

 

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May 11, 2018
02) Bea Johnson on Launching the Global Zero Waste Movement and How We've Been Duped
27:53

The woman who originally coined the term "Zero Waste Lifestyle," Bea Johnson, joins me to talk about starting this now-global movement.

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Highlights:

[2:55] "As soon as you adopt the zero waste lifestyle, you realize quickly that we've been duped."

[3:35] What got Bea to reduce waste in the first place.

[5:55] What motivated Bea to start a blog and share this lifestyle.

[9:15] What Bea does to inspire people to take their first steps.

[14:00] How Bea stays at peace knowing our world is still so wasteful.

[19:15] Bea's thoughts on how we can reduce material consumption while supporting economic growth.

 

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May 10, 2018
01) Adrian Grenier on Rethinking Everything to Rebuilding a Sustainable World
30:38

Actor-entrepreneur, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, and Co-Founder of Lonely Whale Foundation, Adrian Grenier, is our honored first guest of Green Dreamer Podcast.

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HIGHLIGHTS

[2:00] How Adrian came to be so passionate about sustainability.

[3:30] Adrian shares his greatest struggles as an environmentalist.

[7:05] Adrian: "This may shock people, but I'm not trying to save the planet."

[8:30] Adrian on what he learned from the entertainment industry that supports his work in sustainability.

[15:45] Adrian: "I think this whole 'American Dream' thing is a sham."

[22:25] What's next for Lonely Whale Foundation (it involves YOU!).

 

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May 09, 2018
00) START HERE: A WARM WELCOME
05:35

Now more than ever, our planet needs YOUR light to thrive.

This podcast is here to support your optimal wellbeing and happiness, because only when you're in your best health can you bring about your best work.

The show's here to help us deepen and broaden our understanding of the complex field of sustainability, because knowledge empowers us to make more impactful choices.

And the show's here to share wisdom from eco pioneers, revolutionary thinkers, and leading creatives to help us learn what it takes for us, our sustainability-driven passion projects, and our planet to THRIVE - in every sense of the word.

Make sure to hit SUBSCRIBE, and come say hey @KameaChayne on social media to let me know you're tuning in! To be honest, it's weird to feel like I'm talking to myself so... I do look forward to hearing from you! :)

May 08, 2018