23: Beeanco – Sustainable Shopping Made Easy (Mini)

‘Vote with your dollars’ is a ubiquitous phrase. However, shopping sustainably can be near to impossible, when sustainable alternatives don’t exist or require hours and hours of research to be found.

This is why we invited Marcus Rosenberger, the co-founder of Beeanco. Beeanco is a sustainable online marketplace that makes it easier for people to find more sustainable alternatives to everyday products.

This episode builds on Episode 20, where we speak about conscious consumption and the circular economy.

Episode Show Notes: Episode 23: Beeanco – Sustainable Shopping Made Easy (Mini)

22: Ambar – New Life for Your Closet (Mini)

One of the most impactful things we can do to be part of the circular economy is to ‘reuse’. This could be by renting rather than buying, using sharing systems, or by buying things second hand.

In this episode, we also speak with Kathrin Wronka and Stefanie Richter, the co-founders of Ambar Share, a person-to-person platform to connect lenders and borrowers of high-end fashion. Their example shows what a more circular world could look like.

This episode builds on Episode 20, where we speak about conscious consumption and the circular economy.

Episode Show Notes: Episode 22: Ambar – New Life for Your Closet (Mini)

21: How to be Zero Waste (Mini)

Waste is not just an environmental problem – it is a climate problem. When materials are wasted, so is the energy that went into their extraction and production. Considering that two-thirds of all materials are wasted every year, it is worth exploring how we can reduce our consumption and the waste associated with it.

For this purpose, we invited Evelina Lundqvist and Malin Leth, the co-hosts of the Love Zero Waste podcast. They paint a picture of how our economic system has to change and what we as individuals can do.

This episode builds on Episode 20, where we speak about conscious consumption and the circular economy.

Episode Show Notes: Episode 21: How to be Zero Waste (Mini)

20: Conscious Consumption

Did you know that 30% of our carbon footprint comes down to consumption? And that does not include things like fuel, electricity, or food – in the most simple terms, it refers to all the ‘stuff’ we buy.

This month we’re tackling conscious consumption: How can we as consumers reduce the carbon emissions related to our lifestyle? One possible solution is the circular economy.

Our first guest is Catherine Weetman, the host of the Circular Economy Podcast. She explains what the circular economy is and why it is a promising alternative to our current extractive throughput economy. Our second guest is Erin Andrews, the host of the Inner Circle podcast. With Erin, we explore what we can do as citizens and consumers to support a transition to the circular economy.

Episode Show Notes: Episode 20: Conscious Consumption

19: Sustainable Pet-Parenting 101 (Mini)

Can I feed crickets to my pet? If you’re unsure whether a climate-friendly diet is actually healthy for your pet – worry not, we’ve got you covered.

In Episode 19 we recap our favourite climate-friendly pet food solutions and we speak with Andrea Schmidt, a veterinarian with more than 10 years of experience, who gives us some basic tips on keeping our pets healthy.

Of course, pet parenting is not just about pet food, which is why we also give you a few non-food tips on how you can be a more sustainable pet parent. We also speak with Chantal Saelen, the managing director of Moderna Products, a company producing pet supplies like bowls, pet carriers, and litter boxes.

This episode builds on Episode15, Episode 16, Episode 17, and Episode 18, where we speak in-depth about the climate impact of pets and more climate-friendly pet food options.

Episode Show Notes: Episode 19: Sustainable Pet-Parenting 101 (Mini)

18: The Honest Kitchen – Human-Grade Pet Food (Mini)

Human-grade pet food is a growing trend, however, often this equates to more factory farming, perpetuating environmental damage and climate change. This week we’re asking the question: Can human-grade pet food be sustainable?

For Episode 18, we’ve invited Lucy Postins, the founder and chief integrity officer at The Honest Kitchen. She tells us about their sustainability efforts all while being a proud human-grade pet food company.

This episode builds on Episode15: Climate-Friendly Pet Parenting, where we speak about climate-friendly pet parenting more broadly.

Episode Show Notes: Episode 18: The Honest Kitchen – Human-Grade Pet Food (Mini)

17: Because Animals – Lab-Grown Meat (Mini)

Factory farming comes with a myriad of issues like low animal welfare, a huge carbon footprint, the overuse of antibiotics and environmental damage. Is there a way to feed meat to our animals without all the negative side effects? One possible solution is growing so-called cultured meat in a lab.

In Episode 17 we’re speaking with Shannon Falconer from Because Animals, a pet food company working on a fascinating innovation in meat production.

This episode builds on Episode15: Climate-Friendly Pet Parenting, where we speak about climate-friendly pet parenting more broadly.

Episode Show Notes: Episode 17: Because Animals – Lab-Grown Meat (Mini)

16: MeatMe – Happy Farm, Happy Pet (Mini)

If you own a pet, you are probably an animal-lover. And being an animal lover, you probably want to make sure that the animals that are fed to your pets are treated in a humane way.

In Episode 16: MeatMe – Happy Farm, Happy Pet (Mini) we’re speaking with Laura Clark from MeatMe, a pet food company that puts a very strong focus on raising their farm animals humanely.

This episode builds on Episode15: Climate-Friendly Pet Parenting, where we speak about climate-friendly pet parenting more broadly.

Episode Show Notes: Episode 16: MeatMe – Happy Farm, Happy Pet (Mini)

15: Climate-Friendly Pet Parenting

One quarter of all meat consumed in the US is eaten by pets. We love our fluffy, furry companions, however their impact on the climate is massive. In this Episode we explore what conscious pet parents can do to reduce the carbon pawprint of their pets. The world of climate-friendly pet parenting is full of amazing innovations and possibilities.

Our first guest is Tracy Hotchner. She is an expert in the area of pet nutrition, and an educator to both pet parents, and companies in the pet industry. With her, we untangle the confusion around an increasing number of pet food trends.

Our second guest is Hanna Lemmetti, the CMO of Alvar Pet, which is a sustainable pet food startup. She explains how Alvar Pet creates dog food with an up to 84% lower carbon pawprint compared to common alternatives.

Episode Show Notes: Episode 15: Climate-Friendly Pet Parenting