The Town Haul

The Town Haul

On a mission to end waste

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July 29, 2021 24 min

Ethically sourced and effortlessly chic, Nisolo is a major player in the sustainable fashion game. Popular amongst big fashion bloggers and sustainability influencers alike, the brand boasts an evergreen aesthetic for its accessories. Host Amy Koonin Taylor sits down with Nisolo's Impact and Sustainability Lead, Matt Stockamp, to break down the Nisolo business model from 100% fair living wages to measuring social and environmen...

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Host Amy Koonin Taylor is joined by one of the fiercest food waste warriors yet, Pulp Pantry CEO Kaitlin Mogentale. Addictive chips are made from upcycled fruit and veggie pulp, giving second life to many superfoods. What started as an innovative idea on her college campus has quickly turned into a pantry staple for health-conscious and eco-conscious consumers.

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Matriark foods stands proudly on the front lines fighting both food waste and food security. With their products rooted in farming and flavor, the Matriark Foods team is providing a delicious and sustainable solution. CEO Anna Hammond joins our host Amy Koonin Taylor to break down their business model, explain their unique supply chain, and share some profound advice with budding female entrepreneurs. 

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After an eye-opening trip to Bali, Indosole founder Kyle Parsons decided to work on the global issue of tire waste while simultaneously developing some of the most comfortable and sustainable footwear on the market. Host Amy Koonin Taylor is joined by Parsons to talk about the brand's journey, conscious consumerism, and how big ideas can bring about big changes. 

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June 17, 2021 21 min

Host Amy Koonin Taylor is joined by Kate Daly, Managing Director of Closed Loop Partners, an innovation center for the circular economy. CLP invests in businesses that are doing right by both people and the planet. Working in environmental sustainability spilled over into every facet of Daly's life as she took on a "buy nothing year", 365 days where she didn't purchase anything new and learned how to refuse and reus...

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To celebrate World Oceans Day 2021, host Amy Koonin Taylor sits down with Sandra Ann Harris, founder of ECOlunchbox, a fellow B Corp firmly planted on the front lines in the fight against single-use plastics. Helping all of us reduce plastic waste way beyond the school halls, Harris and her team have created a line of lunchroom products that are both sleek and sustainable. Harris also authored the book "Say Goodbye to Plastic: ...

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Just in time for the spike in warmer weather, this week’s episode of The Town Haul features TIDAL New York, an eco-friendly flip flop line that is changing the shoe game from material to manufacturing. Our host, Amy Koonin Taylor, sits down with Tim Gibb, co-founder of new TIDAL New York to kick off the summer of sustainable products. The new B Corp on the block, TIDAL’s unique sandal is both a comfortable and circular solution.

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The Leanpath mission to solve the global food waste crisis is one we can all get behind. During a year that has left a dark cloud over the restaurant industry, Leanpath pivoted parts of their product and developed technology-driven solutions to fight the good fight and ensure no scrap was left behind. Host Amy Koonin Taylor sits down with CEO Andrew Shakman to break down some behaviors that can reduce waste in both restaurant kitch...

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Although he doesn't have his own Tik Tok account, the ACC's Benji Backer is quintessential Gen Z. He's young, he's passionate, and he works tirelessly to make a positive change for our planet. Benji and his team are leading a grassroots effort on eco-conscious education across college campuses and the halls of government. Host Amy Koonin Taylor sits down with Backer to talk about all things climate change, building ...

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Host Amy Taylor hands over the reins of the show to Stephen Goldsmith, former Mayor of the City of Indianapolis, as he interviews Mitchell Weiss, Harvard Business School professor and published author about his new book “We the Possibility: Harnessing Public Entrepreneurship to Solve Our Most Urgent Problems.” Engaging because of their rapport, inspiring because of their experience, and timely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this...

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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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