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Sustainability Now is engaged in the exploration and proliferation of cutting edge sustainable technologies that solve planetary problems related to food, energy, housing, water, waste, health, economics and consciousness. http://www.sustainabilitynow.global with Host Mira Rubin
 
Letter Concerning Toleration by John Locke was originally published in 1689. Its initial publication was in Latin, though it was immediately translated into other languages. In this "letter" addressed to an anonymous "Honored Sir" (actually Locke's close friend Philip von Limborch, who published it without Locke's knowledge) Locke argues for a new understanding of the relationship between religion and government. One of the founders of Empiricism, Locke develops a philosophy that is contrary ...
 
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Eco-visionary Brian Hicks couldn’t stand sending the hundreds of thousands of pounds of spent coffee grounds from his and other restaurants to landfill, so he started a business called GroundSteam to collect and convert them to compost instead. Building on his success, Brian has since expanded his service to divert millions of pounds of coffee wast…
 
Tim Tan of Affordable Abodes is tackling the low-cost housing crisis in Indonesia and Malaysia with modular, kenafcrete houses. Kenaf is a plant much like hemp in its versatility with thousands of uses, one of which is as the primary ingredient in an eco-concrete-style construction material called kenafcrete. Affordable Abodes streamlines the const…
 
Kari McDonald is using her experience and know-how from years in the fossil fuel industry to engineer a transition from traditional fossil fuels and fertilizers to sustainable and regenerative solutions. About two years ago, Kari’s company, Bio Energy Solutions Inc., acquired the Green Power House technology popularized in the movie “The Need to Gr…
 
Zen Honeycutt is unstoppable. Founder of Moms Across America, Zen is a champion for local activism, and an inspirational example of the indomitable power available when we stand up, speak up and take action. She’s gone toe-to-toe with Monsanto in a campaign to educate the public to the extreme dangers of glyphosate and is currently leading the char…
 
Join us for an exploration of microbial magic with Dr. Christo Miliotis, eco-entrepreneur and microorganism enthusiast. From gut & soil health to delectable foods, pest & weed control to hydrogen gas, learn how microbes are the key to a thriving future. A renaissance man whose passion for microbes has led him from farm to food and beyond, Christo i…
 
Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is sounding the alarm about Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, the world’s most popular weed killer. Is the 99% correlation between Glyphosate usage and the epidemic rise of autism coincidental, or is it just one of many indic…
 
Join us for an informative interview with Cameron McIntosh, president and founder of Americhanvre Cast Hemp. We’ll discuss hempcrete — an amazing building material that is carbon sequestering, fireproof, non-toxic, soundproof, and resistant to mold, rot, mildew and pests. Hempcrete construction can also save up to 60% of the heating and cooling cos…
 
Founder of Fearless Farmers, Amy Milliron creates online and onsite regenerative farming curricula for kids of all ages. Amy advocates for regenerative agriculture as a path to reverse climate change, heal the soil and improve health. Mom, educator, farmer, and activist, Amy came to regenerative farming by way of a deep commitment to feeding her fa…
 
Like industrial hemp, Kenaf has tens of thousands of uses. Bob Lawrason of Kenaf Partners USA joins us to discuss the role kenaf can play in reversing climate change, reducing pollution, restoring the land, and generating profit for farmers. Kenaf is fast growing, can be cultivated in most climates, regenerates the soil, and is unencumbered by the …
 
An almost prescient interview for this unique moment in time, we speak with elder activist Lynne Iser about the role of elder wisdom in shaping a new future. Touching on a range of topics —local economies, inclusive community, the movement from consumerism to conservation, and more — this thoughtful conversation affirms the importance of inter-gene…
 
Andrew Bailey, inventor of the Enviroplex, explains how his off-grid carbon-capture complex pulls CO2 directly from the air. Captured carbon is easily converted to calcium carbonate (for use in concrete), carbon fiber (an alternative to aluminum and steel that can be 3D printing) and baking soda (non-toxic with a plethora of uses). Carbon sequestra…
 
Maya van Rossum, founder of The Green Amendment movement, has sparked an environmental revolution with a truly novel idea: amend the Bill of Rights in every state Constitution to include an inalienable right to clean water, clean air and a healthy environment. As surprising as it may seem, only Pennsylvania and Montana currently enshrine these righ…
 
The environments in which we work and play impact our health and well-being in a multitude of ways. Emily Winer of the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) explains how the pioneering WELL standard supports people and communities to thrive. Complimentary to the materials-focused LEED certification, WELL is a holistic framework that sets a n…
 
If we think of a city as a living organism, energy and waste are essential parts of the urban metabolism. Join us for an enlightening conversation with zero waste consultant, Alisa Shargorodsky as we explore the challenges of recycling programs, and the impact of recyclables, compostables and single-use packaging on the urban ecosystem. While they …
 
Hear from Donovan Spitzman, Lisa Bodey and Nick Nevares, to learn about the Crestone Energy fair — the oldest energy fair in the nation, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Crestone is a Mecca for the alternative building movement with structures including climate battery buildings, papercrete and cordwood houses, earthships, straw bale hom…
 
Plastic is EVERYWHERE! Plastic containers, packaging and products fill our stores, and microplastics poison the food we eat and the water we drink. Clearly, we have a global addiction that is crying out for a cure. How can retail establishments and individuals wean themselves from our reliance on plastic? MOM’s Organic Market has some ideas about t…
 
Bio-Architect Paul Richardson builds buildings and community where shelter transcends a roof and four walls to become fully self-reliant, self-regenerative, and economically viable—producing food and clean water, and managing and re-using all waste in balance with nature. Paul founded Haven Earth SEED (Stewardship Education & Ecological Design) Tra…
 
A self-declared "Spellbreaker," Brian D. Ridgway's very way of describing the world has resulted in spontaneous healings and miraculous transformations of body and spirit. What if, in a flash of awareness, the anguish and pain of your life were to dissolve into an experience of perpetual grace? Brian has helped more than 100,000 people step toward …
 
Tom Moroz artfully connects the dots between grass roots and horticultural gardens, Burning Man, the Buckminster Fuller Organization, the Global EcoVillage Network and Stonehedge Gardens, a local node of a global network. Resource links on https://www.sustainabilitynow.global/?p=509Mira Rubin & Scott Bille による
 
Business as a force for good? Chris Jacobs, CEO of Communally, a certified B Corporation, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia fills us in on a new paradigm for business that actually balances purpose and profit. Certified B Corporations are legally required to consider their impact on t…
 
An active advocate for NOAH, The National Organization for Arts in Health, Karl Anthony is a modern day bard who uses the transformational power of music as an invitation to connect, inspire and heal. Join us as we discuss Karl's work with children and families at the Children's Hospital of San Diego and the profound and important role of the arts …
 
Helping people bring themselves out of extreme hopelessness and poverty, Judah Becker is a one-man force for good in the world. But, he doesn't do it alone. From rescuing children from sex trafficking in Southeast Asia to developing tiny home affordable housing communities for folks living on minimum wage in Utah, Judah creates communities that tea…
 
Join us for an enlightening and hopeful conversation with Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO of TIPA. Based in Israel, TIPA produces fully compostable flexible packaging—food grade and non-food grade bags and pouches—which make up the bulk of single-use, non-recyclable plastics. Unlike conventional plastic that lasts for hundreds and possibly thousands of year…
 
Progressive change through simple acts of commerce. That’s the heart of Credo’s business model. They resell services that everyone uses—telephone and energy—and utilize the generated revenue to fund social causes. How awesome is it to be able to simply use the services you already use and support positive change at the same time? Join us for this e…
 
Shel Horowitz, ten-time author and green-living guru blends activism with business and marketing to solve humanity’s greatest challenges. With numerous examples and principled strategies, Shel shows us we can have it all: the moral gratification of doing good coupled with the financial rewards of good and profitable business. Exploring business mod…
 
The first Earthship to receive a building permit in a major US city broke ground just north of Philadelphia in Ambler, Pennsylvania on September 19, 2018! So, what’s an Earthship? An Earthship is a free-standing, sustainable structure built from repurposed tires, bottles, cans, concrete and other more traditional building materials. It generates it…
 
Here at Sustainability Now we believe that sustainability begins between the ears. In other words, we recognize that self-care is an essential factor in creating a world that works. With that in mind, and knowing that yoga has become a staple in current culture, we thought an exploration of the actual science behind its beneficial impact might be o…
 
Begun as a college exercise in social entrepreneurship, Evan Lutz founded Hungry Harvest with a mission to achieve zero food waste and put an end to hunger. Four years and a successful Shark Tank deal later, Hungry Harvest is making "ugly food" a beautiful thing, making food deserts flourish, and nourishing body and spirit. Join us for this inspiri…
 
Magic and miracles driven by the power of purpose, possibility, social entrepreneurship and being in service to making difference in the world… This interview explores the creative power of clear intention and responding to the call of the soul. Join us for a truly inspiring chat with visionary, Hajjar Gibran, founder of DomeGaia, and learn about t…
 
A school bus converted to a tiny home, educational events at music festivals, a pop-up hemp store; Kate O’Flaherty, is walking her talk by embodying the principles of permaculture in the way she orchestrates her life. Tune in to learn how Solutions Voyage, Kate’s 501(c)(3), cultivates community resilience by sponsoring fun educational and networkin…
 
TerraCycle is on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste by recycling un-recycleables. Learn about the Zero Waste Box Program and what you can do to keep waste out of the landfill.Mira Rubin & Scott Bille による
 
Nora Chahbazi is on a mission to teach the world to read. Founder of EBLI (Evidence Based Literacy Instruction), Nora has trained thousands of teachers and tens of thousands of students in her center, in classrooms and online at all different grade and reading levels. Why, on a show about sustainability, are we talking about literacy? Only 35 to 40…
 
Zero Energy Buildings: Yes, they exist and your health depends on them! James Geppner, Executive Director of Erase40.org, explains how you can save money, improve your health AND reduce carbon emissions by as much as 40% with a zero energy building/passive house. Passive houses cost dramatically less to heat/cool, provide a steady flow of clean air…
 
In this episode, I interview Nic Esposito,the Zero Waste and Litter Director for the City of Philadelphia. Nic lets us in on the city’s strategy for taking Philadelphia from being known as one of the dirtiest cities in the country to zero waste and litter by 2035. Learn about Philly Zero Waste Events like the Philly Marathon that has achieved zero …
 
Mira Rubin is the host of Sustainability Now and is a woman on a mission to save the world. She's passionate about finding and proliferating solutions to planetary problems related to food, fuel, housing, water, waste, health, economics and consciousness. Mira shares a vision she calls Project EcoPark. Imagine Disney meets sustainability where you …
 
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