It’s a new year and I’ve been reducing my personal climate emissions with this 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 […]
This week, I have to change my plans for December to gripe about setbacks at the junk house. But I share a great idea for a DIY advent calendar that reduces food waste, cleans out your pantry, and uses stuff you’ve already got lying around the house.
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! […]
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 […]
Last week I talked about what a difference meat makes in your carbon foodprint. This week I take a closer look at food miles and offer suggestions on how to eat local. (Hint: Eat seasonal!) Resources on food miles and climate Tom Philpott wrote a nice summary of debates related to food miles for Grist […]
To kick off a month of food-themed episodes, I start by going to the meat of the issue. I look at how important our diet is for climate change, and what parts of our diet have the highest emissions. The answer: beef is the real climate-killer.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.”