In case you missed it: Sauercrowded does a climate diet


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This past week, I talked to the ladies of Sauercrowded, a German-language DIY and sustainability podcast, about my experience going on a climate diet. Since our chat is in German, I thought I’d jot down the main points for those of you who don’t speak German. And if you do, head over to their website […]

January 28, 2020

Year 2, Ep. 1: Back on the Scales


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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 […]

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


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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 25: Food Miles and Local Produce


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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 […]

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