Episode 21: How Bad Are Bananas?

Book Club, Episodes

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


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

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