Episode 7: DIY deodorant with Josh Huffman, Part II

Episodes, Recipes

In the second half of my interview with Josh Huffman, I talk about my experience making my deodorant and Josh gives me tips to perfect my recipe as well as more general advice about making your own cosmetics. And I share a recipe for an exfoliating face mask with only two ingredients. You can listen […]

May 23, 2019

Episode 6: DIY deodorant with Josh Huffman, Part I

Episodes, Recipes

This week and next I’m talking to my good friend Josh Huffman, who’s been making his own cosmetics for over six years, about deodorant. I’d like to share his deodorant recipe: Josh’s deodorant Ingredients, equal parts of Coconut oil Shea butter Baking soda Arrowroot powder (can substitute with cornstarch) Melt the coconut oil and shea […]

May 14, 2019

Episode 5: Spargelwoche


These are the second two weeks of my April challenge: to eat at least one meal with local, seasonal produce. I’ve been in Lower Saxony with my husband’s family the past two weeks. But I’m happy to report that this past week was a flying success! Food groups and food miles After seeing information about […]

May 7, 2019

Episode 4: Potato, Potato


This month I’m focusing on seasonal produce. I’ve challenged myself to make a dish with a different local, seasonal ingredient each week. You can listen to the first episode of this challenge here: Eating in season: Why should we care? Not all food is grown and harvested in all seasons and growing food out of […]

April 23, 2019

Episode 3: e-Waste, or, Failure as Success


This week, I talked about e-waste. Check out the episode here: E-waste, or electronic waste, includes all discarded electric or electronic devices with battery power or circuitry or electric elements. This includes mobile phones, television sets, computers, and printers, but also large appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines and dryers. Why should we care? E-waste […]

March 29, 2019

Episode 2: Fridays For Future


On Friday, March 15, 2019, I went to the Fridays For Future climate protest in Berlin with my husband. The protest was very emotional for me. In this episode, I talk about the protest and how such an action affects my carbon “handprint,” not just my carbon footprint. You can listen to the episode here: […]

March 21, 2019

Episode 1: The Weigh-In


The first episode of the podcast is up! In this episode, I introduce myself and what this podcast is about. But most importantly, I do my first weigh-in to figure out where I stand. I use three tools to analyze my environmental impact: The KliB calculator The Global Footprint Network’s ecological footprint calculator Nature Conservancy’s […]

March 14, 2019