The Sustainable Living Podcast

The Sustainable Living Podcast

Tips, tools and tactics for living a heart-centered life that honors Mother Earth and her inhabitants. Topics including homesteading, yoga, home remedies, health, spirituality, prepping, survival, gardening, minimalism, permaculture, DIY, self-reliance, and more.


May 29, 2020 19 min

Avoiding plastic as much as possible. Different ways of sustainable shopping. trading, barter, homemade, buy local, b

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I developed this weird cough and my throat was hurting if I talked for more than a couple of minutes. Couple that with a state of environmental depression and a feeling of not being able to make a difference - and podfading for over a year made sense. Now, more than ever, having the conversation about creating a more sustainable way of life, is important. Let me know if you want to be part of this conversation

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Mike, a disabled Veteran, is building a Homestead in the South after losing his home due to his injuries.

He used recycled building materials like pallets to build immediate shelters for his extended family.

Eventually, he is planning on building weatherproof dome houses with Aircrete blocks. In this episode, Mike explains what Aircrete is, how it is made, and why he feels it is a superior building material.


He is in need of a tr...

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January 21, 2019 51 min

Garik is the founder of Eco-Stylist, a stylishly curated collection of eco-conscious menswear. 3 years ago he quit his corporate job to start chasing his fears, with his long-term dream of starting a social venture.

Fear chasing lead him to the University of Iowa where he pursued an MBA and got the chance to push against many fears, including practicing public speaking, taking an acting class, and rock climbing. This May he complet...

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January 9, 2019 10 min

Marianne takes a look at where we have been and where we are going.

Health, life circumstances and more slowed down the regular schedule a bit in 2018.

The promise for 2019 is to publish at least one podcast a month - but it might be a lot more than that.

The formats will vary but the goal will always be to bring you interesting and useful information.


Here is where you can find us:

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Yiga Miyashiro is the Director of Brewing Operations for Saint Archer Brewery in San Diego.


He also happens to be my son and a former homeschooler.


We explore sustainability in the brewing process, what it takes to start a brewery, and how he became the Director of Brewing Operation for a fairly large Micro Brewery.

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Teri is a long time homesteader and homesteading blogger known as Homestead-Honey.

Here is the bio from her book that tells you more about her:

"Teri Page is the blogger behind the popular homesteading website, Her homesteading adventures have taken her from Oregon, where she planted her first vegetables and fell in love with a dirt-covered lifestyle, to Missouri, where her family built an off the grid home...

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October 8, 2018 22 min

Emily and Ethan Waldman are two tiny house enthusiasts. Ethan wrote a book "Tiny House Decisions" that is helping people in their research for their own tiny house build. If you are even just a little bit thinking about tiny houses- either to live in or to have as an extra space - you want to listen to this show.


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October 1, 2018 21 min

International Podcast Day

We are a day late for our contribution to the International Podcast Day - September 30, 2018. Oh well, better a day late than never, right?


I, Marianne, spend the day at the Outlier Podcast Festival in LA. I was fortunate to meet some of my podcasting heroes and attend the panels from two outstanding fellow E-Leaguers Ginger Wiseman and Katie Ward.

Ginger is host and producer of the Outlander Podcast and...

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September 26, 2018 21 min

Emily shares many tips to reduce the creation of waste. One of the subjects she has been researching are compostable garbage bags.

Are they really better for the environment? What are your tips?

She also feels strongly that we have to be gentle with ourselves. Sometimes, we are just not as diligent as we are at other times. Trying to do our best is all we can do at times.

Let us know what you think!


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Emily and Marianne hosting a weekly Facebook live session. This week, they discussed a local Farmer's Market and what people can do to keep it going. They also shared their cleaning procedures using readily available household items that are kind to nature.


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Emily Gerde is exploring with Brian Eck and Tucker Roe the ever-growing Tiny House Movement. Brian is the owner of Eck Architecture. He is building tiny homes for his clients and knows that fiancing, insuring and finding a good place for the home are important issues. He is negotiating with several banks right now to make it easier to get financing for the built.


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August 24, 2018 6 min

Claire is telling us about aging on a homestead and the trials and tribulations. In this episode, her farm and animals are threatened by a wildfire - and then, there is a surprise.


This is a rather short episode again. My voice is still not up to snuff. Hopefully, by next week, we are back to normal.


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August 15, 2018 8 min

Beng true to our sustainable lifestyle is not always easy while traveling.

Pia Piscitelli is our sustainable travel expert and is bringing us another great episode.

This time, camping is on the menu. As we explored in previous podcasts, getting all the gear for camping can be expensive and use up a lot of our storage space.

In episode 138 Pia is telling us how to be sustainable about camping gear and how to get it.


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Heat Tips and Getting Started with Chickens We are sharing tips on staying cool in a heat wave without air conditioning. Then, we dive into today's main topic: Getting started with keeping chickens. Is it better to start with already laying adult hens? Or day-old baby chicks. What about incubating eggs?


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July 27, 2018 16 min

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Emily has Marcus, the founder and organizer of the Colorado Springs People's Tiny House Festival, on the podcast. Marcus tells us how he found out about tiny homes, fell in love with the idea and is putting his talents to work to organize this festival.


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July 25, 2018 19 min

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Tips on how to spend less money and have less clutter in the house but still live a full life. Emily shares how to have all we want and need for our children without spending lots of money. Many of the tips are from Emily's Book “Minimalist Living for a Maximum Life” she published earlier this year.

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July 17, 2018 37 min

We are starting the episode with an Urban Farm update from our Urban Farmer Steven.

Then Emily is telling Marianne about the Colorado Tiny House Festival she recently was attending as a speaker. 30 to 50 thousand people were in attendance

This leads to the exchange of ideas on how to make large festivals more sustainable. We end with more personal updates and inviting you all to join us on Patreon.

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Isabelle Nagel-Brice is a tiny house consultant, guiding people through the different phases of their builds.  She has put together The Healthy Tiny House Kit, which she offers to DIY and professional builders looking to build a chemical-free and healthy tiny home with continuous fresh air ventilation. Isabel...

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Emily Gerde jumps into a quick podcast to share her insights on Baby Led Weaning. In a nutshell, baby led weaning is when you start your child on real foods first and you skip the purees.

Every child is different and has different needs so Emily also gives ideas for those who want to start with purees first. She discusses extended breastfeeding, best practices for starting baby on foods, when to start and ways to keep baby safe and...

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