Toasted Earth

Toasted Earth

Toasted Earth is a show about founders, visionaries and environmentalists pursuing novel ideas in sustainability. Our guests are on a mission to save the earth, tune in to hear their unique stories and how they, and you, can make a difference.

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October 12, 2021 27 min

This episode features Angelita De la Luz, the Director of Applied Research and Operations at BeeFlow.

BeeFlow provides professional pollination services to farmers. They apply scientific knowledge and technology during crop pollination to increase crop yields and improve food quality.

Angelita and Michelle discuss the science behind pollination, the importance of educating farmers about better pollination practices and sustainability...

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This episode features Haley Russell, Co-Founder and CEO of Chippin.

Chippin is the world’s most sustainable pet food. They make their dog food and treats from earth-friendly proteins like cricket, spirulina and silver carp using 80% fewer resources than traditional dog foods.

Haley and Michelle discuss the impact that using animal protein for pet foods has on the environment, alternative protein options and why they're better and...

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September 28, 2021 32 min

This episode features Kristen Tapping, the Founder and CEO of GoRolloe.

GoRolloe is focused on merging clean air technology with the transportation sector. They are currently developing a device that attaches to bike wheels to filter air pollution simply using the rider’s motion and energy. 

Kristen and Michelle discuss the process of developing a new invention and the challenges of doing it in the most sustainable way, the problems ...

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September 21, 2021 53 min

This episode features Simon Schillebeeckx, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Handprint.

Handprint aims to integrate positive impact into every business transaction. Their team has built a platform that connects companies with curated environmental causes and integrates these causes into the company’s e-commerce website or other digital presence. They make it easy to automate, report and visualize each company’s positive impac...

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September 14, 2021 32 min

This is a special episode focused on the future generations that will inherit the earth. In it Michelle speaks with a member of Gen Z, Aneesh Mather the Founder of Locally Universal, about his views on the environment, how he's learning about it and how he hopes to make a difference.

Locally Universal is a group of students based in Northern Virginia that is dedicated to spreading awareness and taking action on environmental and...

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September 7, 2021 33 min

This episode features Paul Shapiro, the Co-Founder and CEO of The Better Meat Company. 

The Better Meat Co. offers cost-effective plant protein and mycoprotein formulations to seamlessly enhance or even replace meat production while improving nutrition, flavor and yield. Their clean, allergen-free protein ingredients blend effortlessly into ground beef, chicken, pork, turkey, fish and crab, reducing the amount of animal protein need...

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August 31, 2021 25 min

This episode features Tim Davenport, one of the early team members and a Solutions Architect at Digital Humani. Digital Humani is a non-profit organization that provides a simple and easy to use API to help connect websites and mobile apps to trusted reforestation organizations to have trees planted.

Tim was looking for a way to use his skills to help the environment when he came across the organization and joined founder Jonathan V...

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August 24, 2021 41 min

This episode features Rachel Kois, the Founder and CEO of Simple Switch. Simple Switch is an online marketplace for ethical and impactful shopping. Every one of the 3,000+ products sold on Simple Switch has a positive social or environmental impact and they aim to shift some of the hundreds of billions of dollars spent online this year to products that support orphan care, planting trees, combating climate change and more.

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August 17, 2021 38 min

This episode features Kate and Nataly Trusova, the founders of Kiwi Eco Box. Kiwi Eco Box is a monthly eco-friendly subscription box that helps you integrate zero-waste concepts into your lifestyle easily and build a plastic-free routine. Every month Kiwi Eco Box subscribers get from 5 to 7 different products, that are shipped in 100% plastic-free packaging with paper wrapping, labels, and tape — all of which are recyclable and com...

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August 10, 2021 34 min

This episode features Alex Waite, the co-founder of Shameless Pets. Shameless Pets uses surplus and misfit produce to create healthy upcycled dog treats, rescuing food waste in the process. Alex is passionate about the environment, a dog lover and a food scientist. Together with her co-founder, James, she’s found the intersection of these interests with Shameless Pets.

Michelle and Alex discuss the food production chain and waste pr...

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August 3, 2021 37 min

This episode features Sara Comden, the Head of Marketing at Earth Baby. Earth Baby aims to eliminate disposable diapers and wipes from Bay Area landfills. They provide a diaper service that delivers compostable diapers and picks up the dirty ones each week to be composted into topsoil.

Michelle and Sara discuss why compostable diapers are better for your baby, the wastefulness of traditional disposable diapers and why you need a com...

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July 27, 2021 37 min

This episode features Fotis Fotiadis, the Co-Founder and CEO of Better Origin. Better Origin develops a modular insect farm powered by AI that turns food waste into animal feed via insect bioconversion, thereby reducing waste, lowering carbon emissions and creating a sustainable food source.

Fotis and Michelle discuss his background in the oil and gas industry and how he shifted to focusing on sustainability, the importance of looki...

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July 20, 2021 41 min

This episode features Michaela Barnett, the founder of KnoxFill. KnoxFill is a zero waste refillery serving the Knoxville, Tennessee area. Their online store of household and personal care items are sourced locally and delivered in reusable, refillable containers so you get the products you need without the wasteful packaging.

Michaela began to focus on waste solutions from an early age leading her to study sustainability and behavi...

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July 13, 2021 47 min

This episode features Steve Peer, the co-founder and CTO of 2B0. 2B0 has developed a recycling robot that uses artificial intelligence to automatically recognize what material it has been given, sort it and process it all within a machine that can fit in a home, office or store.

Making it easier for consumers to recycle correctly will reduce the amount of recyclables ending up in landfill and aide in the fight against climate change...

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July 6, 2021 43 min

This episode features Christoph Hantschk the founder and CEO of goodbag. Goodbag is a smart, reusable shopping bag that makes it fun and rewarding for people to reuse their bag and allows them to track their own positive impact on the environment in real-time. Every time a customer brings their goodbag to a store they can choose to plant a tree against climate change, clean plastic waste out of the ocean or receive a discount as a ...

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June 29, 2021 44 min

In this episode, we have Ryan Smith, the founder and CEO of Recyclops. Recyclops is bringing affordable recycling to all, regardless of where people live, by offering monthly subscriptions for recycling pickups at your curbside or doorstep.

“We don’t have to do what’s best dollar bill wise for the company, we have to do what’s best mission-wise for the company.”- Ryan Smith [27:59]

What You Will Learn:

·       [1:12] How Ryan spotted ...

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June 22, 2021 52 min

In this episode of The Toasted Earth podcast, we have Pablo Gonzalez talk about the Livelihood project and its mission of making cities and nature coexist. Pablo is the founder and CEO of Livelihood. Livelihood is an environment-first clothing brand that plants a tree in Houston for every product sold and advocates for environmental projects taking place in Houston. 

Listen in to learn why nature and cities can coexist and the benef...

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June 16, 2021 36 min

In this episode of Toasted Earth, we have Sarah Garner talk about her sustainability efforts in reselling kids’ clothes. Sarah is the founder and CEO of Retykle, an innovative luxury resale e-commerce platform making buying and selling great quality children's wear convenient. It drives a circular economy where parents can buy and resell designer babies, kids, and maternity clothing. 

Listen in to learn the importance of a circu...

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June 16, 2021 37 min

In this episode of The Toasted Earth podcast, we have Landon Brand talk about his company Wren and its efforts against climate change. Landon is the co-founder and CEO of Wren, a web app, building tools that makes it easy to offset your carbon footprint. He grew up in the very environmentally conscious Santa Barbara, and the more he learned about the effects of climate change, the more he wanted to do something about it. 

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June 16, 2021 43 min

In this episode of Toasted Earth, we have Matthias Kurwig, the founder and CEO of Enervee, talk about the value of efficient appliances. Enervee has created a suite of software applications and services designed to drive energy-smart buying decisions. Their mission is to empower consumers to make better choices for themselves and the environment.

Listen in to learn the importance of having a streamlined subsidized lending service to...

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