The Good Smack for the Planet Podcast by Hey Social Good

The Good Smack for the Planet Podcast by Hey Social Good

Inspiring heroes who are working hard and often beyond the conventional to make sustainability real, and not just a fuzzy word. These are people working for social good impact with small to big decisions. In each episode, Cindy J Lin, Co-Founder of Hey Social Good, interviews people who've taken a huge step towards sustainability, giving back, and social good. She digs deep into how making a positive impact can mean fighting the system in ways we never thought possible. Sometimes all we need is a GOOD SMACK to wake us up to the issues facing our world and small steps we can take. From sustainable fashion to upcycling airbags to giving opportunities to school girls in the U.S., India, and Africa, each of us can make decisions that impact.

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February 19, 2024 43 mins

Topa Topa Brewing Company, founded by Jack Dyer, distinguishes itself in the competitive craft beer market through a strong commitment to sustainability and community engagement. 

 

Emphasizing core values shaped by Dyer's background as a teacher, the brewery prioritizes giving back to local nonprofits and supporting environmental causes. 

 

They have collaborated with Patagonia provisions on ...

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In a world where fast fashion dominates the market, there is a growing need for thoughtful brands that prioritize sustainability and positively impact the environment. Enter Kajal New York, a brand that is revolutionizing the fashion industry, focusing on sustainability and empowering women. 

 

In today's episode of Good Smack for the Planet Podcast, Cindy J. Lin is joined by Kajal New York Founder Kajal G...

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Food is an essential part of our daily lives, and it has a significant impact on our planet. More and more people are starting to realize the importance of sustainable eating habits and their contribution to a better world. 

 

In this episode of The Good Smack for the Planet Podcast,  your host Cindy J. Lin joined by Jessica Waite, who co-created the first zero waste restaurant in San Diego County. They sh...

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Welcome to Season 3 of Good Smack for the Planet! We are grateful to learn from fashion brands and supply chain experts making sustainability on the ground real. Discover how experts on the ground are meeting the challenges and making sustainability work!

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The fashion industry has been increasingly focusing on sustainability and ethical practices, but achieving sustainability can be a complex task.

 

Welcome back to another episode of Good Smack for the Planet Podcast, with your host Cindy J. Lin joined by Holli Gibson, co-founder of Direct to Source, a company that specializes in sustainable and ethical apparel manufacturing located in Colorado and Guatemal...

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Welcome to the Good Smack for the Planet podcast! Today's episode explores a topic that often goes overlooked in the fashion industry: the people and processes behind our clothes. Have you ever stopped to think about who makes your clothes and how they're made? 

 

Our guest, Daniel Chalem, president of Tejidos Gulfer, a textile manufacturing company in Colombia. Daniel shares hi...

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Sustainability has become a buzzword in the fashion industry and for a good reason. With climate change threats looming over our heads, it's crucial to explore eco-friendly alternatives. One such alternative is hemp, a versatile and sustainable material that's gaining a lot of attention. 

 

Welcome back to another episode of Good Smack for the Planet Podcast, with your host Cindy J. Lin joined by Bernardo ...

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Sustainability in fashion is a hot topic, and for good reason. As consumers become increasingly aware of the environmental impact of their purchases, many fashion brands are making strides to become more sustainable. One such company is Rudholm Group USA, whose President, Dennis Lau, is leading the charge for better packaging solutions. Rudholm Group USA is at the forefront of sustainable fashion packaging, working wit...

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Cause marketing extraordinaire, Amy Malin, launched a search engine, True Heart, that gives 80% of its profits for every internet search to six amazing charities. Every search reforests the Amazon, gives scholarships, alleviates hunger, saves children, and more. But, don’t just hear about True Heart and its amazing mission, you've got to hear Amy’s shocking personal account of her challenges working ...

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We're back with Season 2! Learn what's new, same, and even better in our 2nd Season of Good Smack for the Planet. Hear Cindy J continue her journey to chatting and learning from amazing people working differently, smartly, and passionately to make impact in the world.

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M’Porte founder, Brian McDonald, fills a big gap in the Take-Out industry. Our love of eating out can be guilt-free as we open up a clamshell filled with yummy, steaming food, and know that one less plastic or styrofoam container is eliminated from our planet. The M’Porte Exchange Program works with local restaurants in California and Hawai’i to offer a community sharing of pre-cleaned reusable conta...

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Why are some gifts better than others? Which is more sustainable? Real tree or fake tree? Listen to Cindy J and Kate explain and gush over their favorite sustainable, give back and ethical brands + products perfect for the holiday season! They dive deep into Hey Social Good’s 9 Sustainable & Ethical Gift Guides, where gift giving means smiles and social impact. Visit heysocialgood.com

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This is Part 2 of Lindsay LaShell, a proud woman business owner, who made it work her way, in her own purpose-driven style. In Part 2, she answers that tough question of what she would tell herself five years ago, and if she had imagined the moment she made it. She is a rare breed among the big, wide, world of marketing agencies because she won’t compromise on selling just for the sake of selling. He...

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Listen to a proud woman business owner, Lindsay LaShell, who made it work her way, in her own purpose-driven style. She is a rare breed among the big, wide, world of marketing agencies because she won’t compromise on selling just for the sake of selling. Lindsay embodies the words, authenticity and transparency. And in the world of marketing, that in itself is a unicorn. Her motto is “say no to the w...

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Solving her own personal health issues that couldn’t be explained away with conventional doctor’s visits, Dr. Paria Vaziri discovered the effectiveness of holistic medicine to optimize people’s health and the planet's wellness. More than ever, we need a doctor that is an M.D. superpowered with holistic and nontoxic approaches to wellness. Her comprehensive and sustainable approach to medicine means s...

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From a big hearted volunteer to now Chief Operating Officer of Feeding San Diego, Alicia Saake solves puzzles everyday to get healthy and nutritious food to everyday people. She and her phenomenal organization deliver millions of meals to food insecure San Diegans every year. Saake shares how Feeding San Diego“rescues food”, talks about the negative effects of prolonged hunger and mental health, and ...

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Molly’s Suds founder, Monica Leonard, fought hard to bring a toxin free laundry detergent to market after the stillbirth of her fourth child, named Molly. She dug deep to understand the relationship between toxic chemical exposure from everyday cleaning products and health impacts, discovering the presence of these chemicals in the blood of unborn babies, debilitating allergies and other illnesses al...

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An exceptional culturalist and farmer, Mia Vaughnes created Good Neighbor Garden SD from a love story. In Part 2, Mia discusses her African and Native American roots and how our American history of farming defines who we are and where we come from. She shares why asking to give away other’s extra vegetables is her giving and why maintaining a vibrant soil commun...

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Modern farmer+entrepreneur Mia Vaughnes is determined to help transform people’s yards and balconies into edible gardens. She and her amazing farmhands help build vibrant vegetable gardens right smack in the middle of your city. It doesn’t stop there, because she also teaches seemingly secret green thumb skills, tackles food waste, and gives back to schools with part of her CSA vegetable box revenue....

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Jenny Silbert and Stephanie Choi are two of the most innovative zero waste designers this side of the Pacific. Creating waterproof, lightweight designer backpacks from airbags set for the landfill, hang totes from used brewery burlap, and 100% durable waterproof jackets from car seat cover liners, these two are pushing the envelope on design and waste diversion with an edge. Now, they are connecting sustainable change makers with t...

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