The Town Haul

The Town Haul

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August 31, 2020 19 min

Host Amy Koonin Taylor sits down with Rubicon's Chief Strategy Officer, Michael Allegretti, to discuss the concept of resiliency: what it means, why it's important, and how it impacts our environment, public health, and the overall ability for communities to thrive, worldwide.

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July 20, 2020 36 min

From growing up on reality TV and the baseball field, to a passionate pursuit to make the world a better place than he found it, Shane Keough is an inspirational breath of fresh air. Host Amy Koonin Taylor sits down with Keough to talk all things sustainability in sports in what is sure to be one of the best episodes of the season!

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Host Amy Koonin Taylor is sitting down with Rubicon’s Chief Sustainability Officer, David Rachelson, to talk about Rubicon's inaugural ESG (environmental, social, and governance) report. The ESG report covers a multitude of topics relating to environmental impact reduction, the use of technology to to innovate and solve global waste issues, and tells the story of partnerships and business cases along the way.

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Host Amy Koonin Taylor sits down with two of the brains behind the brand, the National Wildlife Federation, Kristy Jones and Liz Soper to talk about the importance of an environmental education. Rubicon is the official technology partner of their highly popular Recyclemania competition, and although the campaign was cut short due to Covid-19, the recycling results are still astounding. With the pandemic keeping us at home, the NWF ...

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While everyone is self-quarantining during the COVID-19 pandemic, Fill it Forward has a fun, healthy, and charitable solution to drinking your way to a better world. Host Amy Koonin Taylor is joined by Fill it Forward's Ruby Bowry to expand on the technology behind their unique line of products, how you can champion the clean water cause from your own couch, and how to find the silver linings while we all stay at home.

 

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Recording from her closet, host Amy Koonin Taylor sits down with Rubicon’s Chief Strategy Officer, Michael Allegretti, to discuss the Coronavirus pandemic and our new normal. A short episode, but jam packed with information on Rubicon’s #haulerheroes campaign to engage quarantined families to show gratitude for their garbage pick ups, and most importantly, how we can help keep our sanitation workers safe during these scary and unpr...

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Friends for over 20 years and now reuniting on air to talk all things food waste, our host Amy Koonin Taylor is joined via Skype by her childhood friend Ilan Gluck, US East General Manager for Wasteless. With a proven model abroad and new stores stateside, Wasteless is changing the grocery game with their transparent technology and weapons against waste!

 

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Kentucky born and Cali raised, Eddie Donaldson is on his way back home to beautify, engage, and uplift the Louisville community. With a passion for the human and artistic connection, Donaldson's involvement in the Wall Sluggers Mural Project is sure to be a home-run. Join host Amy Koonin Taylor for a unique conversation with a cultural curator focusing on social impact. Eddie Donaldson's story is one that is not to be misse...

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Season 3 of The Town Haul is kicking off with a bang! Our host, Amy Koonin Taylor, is joined by Mycocycle founder Joanne Rodriguez to talk all about the magic of mushrooms. Using our earth's greatest detoxifier, Mycocycle is making fungi functional to repurpose construction materials. Good on pizza and great for our environment, mushrooms are the unsung heroes of the circular movement.

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After becoming a mother, Blueland founder and CEO Sarah Paiji Yoo began her journey to reduce her personal plastic consumption. After researching all of the harmful plastics and chemicals in our oceans, our homes, and even in our stomachs; Sarah sought to change the way we clean. Our host, Amy Koonin, is joined via Skype by Paiji Yoo to talk about her revolutionary eco-friendly cleaning products and the Blueland mission for a clean...

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On a quest to revolutionize the agricultural and social landscape of Eastern Kentucky, Jonathan Webb has his work cut out for him. Working from within Appalachia in Kentucky, AppHarvest is combining conventional agriculture techniques with technology innovation. He's bringing his idea to the region, to the soil, and to the local schools. Host Amy Koonin is joined via Skype by Webb to talk all things education, entrepreneurship,...

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You've seen their products in iconic department stores like Bloomingdales and Nordstrom, but there is so much more to their story than just soft t-shirts and huggable hoodies. With an emphasis on biodegradable packaging, WRAP certified facilities, and clothing made from recycled water bottles, Alternative Apparel's line is a sustainable fashion slam-dunk. Alternative Apparel CEO Evan Toporek joins host Amy Koonin via Skype ...

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From Atlanta to Mumbai, the fight to neutralize our plastic footprint rages on. At the forefront of the movement is rePurpose Global, a social enterprise shedding light on harmful habits and encouraging the public to pass on plastic through their #plasticnetural and partnerships. Our host, Amy Koonin, is joined via Skype by rePurpose and their partner, Saahas Zero Waste to chat about how to close the loop locally and across the oce...

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After landing a deal with Mr. Wonderful on NBC's Shark Tank, RAREFORM saw both a surge in sales and opportunity to tell their sustainability story. The line of bags, cases, and accessories are made from recycled vinyl and boast a unique business model. Upcycling the large billboards we all pass on our highways, the brains behind the bags are able to keep the material out of the landfill, create lightweight, trendy, and durable ...

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Even if you're unfamiliar with her name, chances are you've come across some of her tips and tricks peppered throughout the eco-conscious community. Author and influencer Kathryn Kellogg lives a zero waste lifestyle. What does that mean? Host Amy Koonin is joined via Skype by Kellogg to break down her own waste reduction journey. What products does she keep in her bathroom? How do you not create excess waste in the kitchen?...

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At the forefront of the single-use saga, ChicoBag founder Andy Keller is making some massive strides against big plastic. Keller is an electric personality with a deep-rooted passion for environmental sustainability. Our host, Amy Koonin, is joined via Skype by Keller and his alter-ego "bag monster" to talk about everything from material transparency, helping musician Jack Johnson clean up the ocean, and the lawsuit that pr...

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How did a college hobby become a full-time weapon in the fight against food waste? ReGrained's Daniel Kurzrock joins host Amy Koonin via Skype to chat about how his super idea became a super grain! A certified B Corporation with social and environmental missions, ReGrained bars are the ultimate in edible upcycling. This truly unique business model and bar allow consumers to have their beer and eat it too. Kurzrock's sustain...

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Hamilton Perkins is changing the game when it comes to travel style. A young entrepreneur with a social and environmental mission, Perkins has worked tirelessly to curate his totes out of some pretty unique materials. Host Amy Koonin is joined by Perkins via Skype to talk about the early days of the collection and the future of sustainable fashion. With sleek and modern styles of "Earth Bags" made from pineapple leaf fiber,...

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In a belated Earth Day celebration, host Amy Koonin sits down in the Rubicon studio with the affectionately named, "Yardi Boys"; 3 millennial men trying to change the planet one day at a time. With 4 people, 2 microphones, and endless passion for sustainability, the boys cover everything from their own in-office eco-friendly efforts to emojis.

 

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William McDonough's resume reads like a thick phone book. He's an architect, a designer, an author, a professor, and an established thought leader in the Circular Economy space. He also sat down with host Amy Koonin at Rubicon HQ to walk listeners through his professional timeline, personal passion for sustainability, and how he sees the future for closing the loop and upcycling. Known as "The Godfather" of the Circ...

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