Episode 19: Talking Junk with André Krüger


I finally talk to my husband about his herculean effort cleaning out his family’s house this summer. He shares tips on how to sort things and save junk from the landfill. Tips for cleaning a junk-filled house Clearing out a staging area to house all the junk on its way out. If you’re cleaning out […]

September 24, 2019

Episode 18: Upcoming climate actions with Marie Budde


This week I talk with sustainability manager and activist Marie Budde about upcoming climate actions taking place worldwide. Upcoming climate events Global Climate Strike on Friday, September 20 World Clean-Up Day this Saturday, September 21; and Extinction Rebellion‘s international rebellion from October 7 to 20 Additional resources to find events near you Umweltkalender Berlin GreenMeBerlin […]

September 17, 2019

Episode 15: Reducing Food Waste with Emily Stubits

Climate Tips, Episodes

This month I’m focusing on perspective, turning the podcast from My Climate Diet to Our Climate Diet. So far, I’ve answered questions from a listener about travel and green banking, and chatted with a former student about traveling with eco-sensibility. This week I talk with another former student about food waste. I’m excited to share […]

July 16, 2019

Episode 12: June wrap-up – Go climate finance!


This week, I wanted to talk about what I’ve learned this month. When I teach sustainability, I use five principles, the last of which is reflexivity. That means that sustainability calls for us to check in regularly, see if what we’re doing makes sense, and think about next steps. This month’s lessons The biggest thing […]

June 25, 2019

Episode 11: U.S. Green Mutual Funds Stink

Climate Tips, Episodes

This month I’m focusing on climate finance. In episode 9, I talked about how money contributes to climate change. Last week, in episode 10, I changed my German checking account to a green bank and discovered that this simple, one-time change will save me 1 ton of carbon dioxide this year. This week, I looked […]

June 18, 2019

Episode 10: German Green Banks Rule!


This week, I change my German checking account to a green bank. My goal was for this single change to allow me to save 1 ton of carbon emissions. And I’m really excited to tell you how it went: Green banks in Germany In Germany, there are three main green banks: the UmweltBank—or environmental bank—which […]

June 11, 2019