Sustainability is Sexy

Sustainability is Sexy

We will talk to leaders in the sustainability space to provide insights, solutions and updates for creating a healthier planet.


April 22, 2024 40 mins

In the first episode of season 4 Liz speaks with Skylar Knight, a climate communicator with Project Drawdown. Listen to hear Skylar's story and environmental actions individuals and organizations can take to reduce their negative impact on the climate from diet to updating your banking choices.

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Saving for the Planet

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In this episode, Liz speaks with the founder of Plastic Beach, Matthew Clough. Listen to hear Matthew's journey to providing commercial and residential soft plastic recycling resources. Soft plastics, like grocery and produce bags, should never be recycled in our curbside bins -- but we don't want them in our landfills and environment either. Matthew explains how we can get them into the correct stream and support a long-...

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September 12, 2023 29 mins

In this episode Liz speaks with fellow local non-profit founder, Kyle Galkin. We talk about his organization, Sustain SD, and their work with school gardens and composting programs in San Diego. Listen to hear Kyle's story and some exciting upcoming programming from Sustain SD.

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June 29, 2023 24 mins

This week Liz speaks with Barrett Fisher, founder of Pit and Seed, a meal delivery and food service providing a truly reusable container experience. Listen to learn more about the program and how you can make more sustainable packaging choices in your daily life.

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May 23, 2023 18 mins

In this episode Liz speaks to founder of the new online marketplace, Purposer, Joline Mann. Purposer provides a space for brands focusing on purpose over profit. Listen to learn more about responsible consumerism and how you can support brands that are working towards a better world.

Purposer - Use code SIS15 for 15% off your first purchase on Purposer

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May 13, 2023 36 mins
In this episode Liz speaks to Ainara Calahorra, the founder and creative soul behind slow fashion, upcycle brand, Muxu Creations. Ainara shares her story of learning how to sew later in life and completely re-designing her path and starting Muxu to combat fast fashion. Listen to hear Ainara's inspiring journey and slow fashion resources.

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April 26, 2023 31 mins

In the season 3 premier episode, Liz speaks with co-founder of Produce Good, Nita Kurmins Gilson. We discuss produce gleaning, food waste prevention strategies and how to be a stay positive. Listen to learn more about Produce Good and how you can get involved.

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July 14, 2022 19 mins

This week Liz speaks with founder and owner of Seed & Trellis, Stacey Messina. We discuss home gardening and how this practice can benefit you and the planet. Stacey shares how you can grow fresh food in any space and offers coaching services to help you create your dream garden.

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June 30, 2022 19 mins

In this episode Liz speaks to Danielle Ryan Broida, clinical herbalist and expert in the functional mushroom and adaptogen space. We talk about the earth's mycelial networks and how our body's health is connected to the health of our planet. Listen to learn how you can incorporate some of Danielle's tips into your own wellness and sustainability routines.

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June 9, 2022 13 mins

In this episode Liz speaks to Cassie Dexter Torti from Pure Project Brewing and they discuss sustainable business models and working with the community to create positive impact and growth. Listen to learn more about this amazing local, climate neutral company that is making a difference.

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April 28, 2022 16 mins

This special episode is comprised of excerpts from past interviews focusing on fighting food waste. Listen to learn more about the environmental impacts of global food waste and how individuals and organizations in our community or keeping food out of our landfills.

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April 14, 2022 13 mins

On episode 6, Liz speaks to Kelsey Reaves, the founder of Site See, a sustainable clothing brand for female travelers and digital nomads. Listen to learn more about Site See's unique approach to clothing and Kelsey's tips for living more sustainably on the go. Visit the website for educational blogs and products.

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March 31, 2022 12 mins

This week Liz speaks with students from High Tech Middle school in Liberty Station about their sustainable business project, Our Trend Shops. Combining conscious creativity with valuable world skills, these students are inspiring innovation in our community. Listen to learn more about their creations and where you can support them.

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March 18, 2022 18 mins

This week Liz speaks with co-founders of Green STEAM Alliance, Kristi Stone and Tracy Black. GSA is providing collaborative solutions for an innovative circular economy. Listen to learn about fixit clinics, local resources and how to take steps towards a circular lifestyle.

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March 3, 2022 11 mins

In this episode Liz speaks to Chef JoJo Ruiz, executive chef at Lionfish and Serea in San Diego. We discuss aquaculture, buying local and sustainability in the restaurant industry. Listen to learn how you can eat more sustainably at restaurants and at home.

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February 17, 2022 13 mins

This week, Liz speaks with local sustainability expert, Shane Coopersmith! Sustainable Shane has been living and spreading sustainability awareness for most of his life and shares some of his intro and expert level tips for living a more sustainable lifestyle. Listen to learn more!

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February 3, 2022 14 mins

It's the season premier of SIS The Podcast and Liz speaks with co-founder of Kismet Refining, Chelsea Jordan Enright. Fighting food waste with flavor, Kismet creates local, small batch vinegars, hot sauces and more. Listen to learn about this amazing brand and the couple behind it.


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November 18, 2021 19 mins

This week, Liz speaks with Sarah, founder of Food2Soil and community launcher at Ridwell. We talk about waste stream management and how San Diego can support Ridwell’s upcoming launch in our community. 



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November 4, 2021 13 mins

In this episode Liz speaks with Brian Macdonald, founder of M’Porte, sustainable take out containers. Tune in and learn about how M’Porte is changing the way we take out food and fighting single use plastic waste and a few tips on making more planet-friendly choices in your daily life.





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October 15, 2021 20 mins

In this episode, Liz speaks with Steph Olshanski, artist and owner of the online thrift store and upcycle shop, Upperhandmedown. Listen to learn about sustainable fabrics, fast fashion vs. a closed loop system and the benefits of purchasing second hand. 


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