Year 2, Ep. 1: Back on the Scales


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It’s a new year and I’ve been on a climate diet for 10 months now. So today I step back on the scales and see how my carbon footprint has changed. I find that I’ve lost nearly 2 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent since starting this podcast. Take a listen to hear how I did […]

January 15, 2020

Ep. 27: Buy Nothing Day


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This Friday, November 29, is Buy Nothing Day and the Global Climate Strike! I talk about Buy Nothing Day, why it’s important, and how to get involved. Plus, two stories about divestment–at the European Investment Bank and the Yale-Harvard football game–are giving me hope this week. Happy Thanksgiving, and see you in a few weeks! […]

November 26, 2019

Episode 26: Go-To Recipes


Episodes, Recipes

This week, I challenged myself to cook and eat one type of local, seasonal vegetable I’ve never cooked before. Well, I failed, but primarily because I wanted to cook up vegetables I already had in the kitchen (just say no to food waste!). Take a listen: In the episode, I share my go-to recipe for […]

November 20, 2019

Episode 23: Plastic


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This week I talk about plastic. No surprise, it’s a huge environmental problem and a significant contributor to climate change. What is surprising (to me, at least) is how difficult it is to recycle. So it does make sense to reduce the amount of plastic you bring into the world by buying products with less […]

October 31, 2019

Episode 22: Extinction Rebellion Week in Berlin


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This past week, I spent most of my free time at Extinction Rebellion’s DelibCamp in Berlin. I spoke with protests, listened to workshops, and helped out in my small way. I want to share some information about Extinction Rebellion, Rebellion Week, and particularly the DelibCamp in Berlin: Also this week, German chancellor Angela Merkel released […]

October 15, 2019

Episode 21: How Bad Are Bananas?


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This week is the first meeting of the Climate Book Club, where I talk about “How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything” by Mike Berners-Lee. The book is packed with the climate impacts of loads of everyday things, from text messages, to bananas, to the World Cup. I use the book to calculate […]

October 8, 2019

Episode 20: The Magic of Yard Sales with André Krüger


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The second half of conversation with my husband about cleaning out his family’s house this summer. He shares his experience holding a yard sale and gives tips on what steps to take to get people to come, and take that junk off your hands. I also talk about the Global Climate Strike and “The Overstory.”

October 7, 2019