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Interview with Rami Abdel from Alter Experiences

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreThis week on Live to Sustain we sit down with Co-Founder of Alter Experiences, Rami Abdel. He and his wife Shantel Seoane, who is CEO & Co-Founder of Alter Experiences, started their company in 2016. Glamping is a growing trend in the US right now.…

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These are the behind the scenes heroes of sustainability

Implementing sustainability requires more than a desire for change and a hope that someone else will make it happen. Sustainability requires hard work, innovation, intelligence, passion and science. In our latest podcast, What Does Sustainability Mean?, we help listeners understand sustainability by providing them with some basic definitions. Our intentions are always to break down what…

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What Does Sustainability Mean?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More What does sustainability mean? Its a complex question with many answers. In today’s episode, Live to Sustain explains in more detail what sustainability means. Sustainability can be broken down into 3 sub-categories: Environmental, Economic, Social. A balance between these “pillars of sustainability” is…

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Social Progress Index vs. GDP

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreIn this episode, Laura and Adam explain what the Social Progress Index is and how it compares to the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) as a measure of a countries health and well-being. GDP is a sum of the value of all goods and services…

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Talking Sustainability with Aaron Taylor

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More We recently sat down with Aaron Taylor to chat about his experience in sustainable fashion. Growing up as a Southern California surfer, he learned at a young age to appreciate the importance of sustainability. We talk about: Sustainable fabrics and sourcing Aaron’s inspiration…

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The EPA is confusing me

I always thought the EPA was put in place to keep our environment and the people in it safe. So when I hear in the news that the EPA had to be forced by a court order to issue a ban on pesticides known to be harmful to people, I am utterly confused. Add to…

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Reusable Napkins – A Lesson in Patience

At Live to Sustain we advocate for a paper towel free lifestyle. At home Laura and I do not use disposable paper towels. We pieced together a napkin set of about 30 or so cloth napkins. Some were bought at the swap meet for pennies. The rest we found while cleaning out some old stored…

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Changing the Flower Business – One Bouq at a Time

When it comes to the flower industry, sustainability is a complicated question. For example, flowers imported from the fertile climate of Ecuador may have a smaller carbon footprint than flowers grown in climate-controlled greenhouses in the US. On the one hand, flowers could be considered an expensive waste of water and other natural resources. On…

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