Living Green: EveryBody Inspired to Succeed
Join your host, Meredith Medland, 3outcomes.com founder and NLP coach, in deep and intimate conversations with guests who share their emotional experiences of ecological awakening as well as the "pain points" that keep them moving toward a more sustainable lifestyle. While most green shows are about tips and tricks, LivingGreenShow.com highlights the psychology of ecology, with in-depth interviews about the attitudes, values and beliefs that are the motivators for the actions and behaviors of each guest. In this podcast, you'll learn why guests "do what they do," so you can try new eco-spiritual practices that activate and accelerate your personal evolution.
Your host Meredith Medland, is known for insightful and unusual questioning that draws out the most revealing answers – responses rarely heard in mainstream media profiles of her guests. You'll learn about the increasing surge in new eco-communities in the US and abroad, how to build a green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty, the link between great sex and sustainability, the Clean-Tech revolution and why the attitudes and beliefs of eco-spiritual guests will help you "go green.”
Getting ready for our planets biggest changes by listening to "LivingGreenShow.com." Eco-academy and home schooling funding is on the rise. Hollywood Celebrities are greening the planet with eco-friendly products, eco-fashion and green living. Public schools are adding green education to their curriculum. Corporations are greening their mission statements.
Be sure to subscribe to this weekly podcast and hear practical how-to advice on socially-responsible investing, building eco-urban cities, green building, creating community, green stocks, composting, CSA - Consumer Supported Agriculture, recycled and organic products and foods, eco-tourism, green building, alternative healthcare, renewable and solar energy, carbon credits, hybrid cars and new alternative ways of thinking by people who are walking the walk into the 21st century.
Participate by using call-in number 206-350-5333 to leave your questions, comments or ideas for upcoming shows or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. If you love the show, please submit a 5 star listener review in iTunes to support the spread of transformational media.
Guests include: Janine Benyus, Biomimcry Institute, Larry Harvey, Founder of Burning Man; Tierra Delforte of DelForte Denim, Paul Stamets of "How Mushrooms Can Save the World" from 11th hour film with Leonardo DiCaprio. and Michael Gosney with Califia, a Radical San Francisco based Urban Community.
Enjoy Meredith's red carpet interviews with Al Gore, Jack Johnson and Will Smith as well as leading edge news and green entertainment by following links from her blog at LivingGreenshow.com.
A Sample of Living Green Guests:
- Amy Ippoliti
- Tina Vindum
- Scott Smith
- Jennifer Freed
- Tamilee Webb
- Heather Tiddens
- Jack Gescheidt
- Ellen Strickland
- Mariaemma Pelullo-Willis
- Emerald Installations
- "Peace has Begun"
- Jedi Wright & Shena Turlington
- Diana Leafe Christian
- Tom Freund
- Duane Light
- André Angelantoni
- Stacey Frost
- Brian Weller
- Frinee Warren
- Shane Metcalf
- Janine Benyus
- Anna Lappé
- Frances Moore Lappé
- Sean Daily
- Rowan Gabrielle
- Richard Louv
- Dan Ruben
- Michael Gosney
- Tierra DelForte
- Suzanne Sterling
- Lesley Nagy
- Sarah Haynes
- Zem Joaquin
- Paul Stamets
- Larry Harvey
- Brent Kessel
- Jen Boulden
- Irv Weinberg
- Carolyn Parrs
- Ben Clayton and Christine Lemiue
- Heather Gorringe
- Maureen Whitehouse
Current Podcast Episodes – Always Free!
Episode 54: Amy Ippoliti, Meredith Sasseen & President Obama - Anusara Yoga SuperHeros, Just for the Sake of It
In this wild and fun episode, Santa Barbara Based Carp Yoga Instructor and Journalist, Meredith Sasseen interviews Amy Ippoliti, Anusara's "Optimist" and Yogalebrity who is creating the new 90 minute local yoga teacher into one of the hottest new jobs in the yoga industry.
If you listen to the whole show, you'll have the pleasure of listening to Amy's "interaction" with President Obama -- you'll actually hear her talk about his "Blossoming Butt" as well as her description of how kids around the United States can learn the Universal Principles of Alignment.
Here's Our Show Overview:
Sexy Spandex & Quad Stretches
Have you seen the latest pictures of Amy is her sexy spandex and her new bike? Learn how Amy plans to maintain strong backbends with effective quad stretches including the ole' Ninja yoga move.
DeMystifying Amy's appearance in the "sexy and violent" Charlie's Angel's Parody Video
Learn why the Yoga Sutras and "Just for the Sake of It" plays a role in Amy's pillow fighting pajama party with 2 other Anusara teachers.
90 Mintes to Save the World - Advice for the Local Yoga Teacher
Learn how to become more present in your yoga classes through theme building
Become more respected in your local community by shifting away from being a YogaLebrity and refocusing on becoming great at what you do in your current classes
Get a taste of Amy's webinar and learn what Desiree Rumboaugh brings to her collaboration with Amy in online education.
Learn about creating themes by looking at what is moving within you right now. Get students up and moving with short and sweet talks at the Beginning of class and save partnering for workshops when students can learn to spot and assist in partnership.
New Teachings in the 21st Century - How Vision and Creativity Helps Amy Bring Anusara Yoga to President Obama in the White House
Learn why the phrase "Obama's Blossoming Butt" is actually an acceptable and respectful word choice.
How Meredith's vision of every child in grade school owning a mat may just get communicated to the Obama's.
Listen in as Amy creates her Private Jet Experience with President Obama
How the Principles Affect and Change the World of Grade School Kids
Our show ends with the internal vision of Amy Ippoliti, one of the United States Yoga Rock Stars Making the Difference that Makes the Difference.
For more information go to www.InspireEveryBody.com or www.AmyIppoliti.com. If you're interested in sponsoring our show please call 805-636-8182.more.
Episode 53: Amy Ippoliti, Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher
Yoga Teacher & Business Coach, Meredith (Medland) Sasseen sets the stage for an intimate interview with January 2011 Yoga Journal Cover Model, Amy Ippoliti, a Certified Yoga Anusara Teacher committed to changing the world by empowering & inspiring local yoga teachers.
In this episode you'll hear:
- Quick summaries of Meredith's experience in the 90 Minutes to Change the World webinar for Yoga teachers
- Amy's vivid & sensory based description of the meaning of Anusara yoga to her personally
- How Amy experienced "instant recognition" in 1998 at a yoga conference where she heard John Friend talk about Opening to Grace and got tears in her eyes
- Meredith's soft and soulful request for Amy to share the Anusara Invocation meaning
- Closing of the show with Amy chanting the Anusara invocation
In this episode you'll learn:
- Why the 90 Minutes to Change the World webinar for yoga teachers is a "must register" for local 90 minute class yoga teachers
- Why a weekly yoga practice is imperative for all yoga teachers for fueling & inspiration
- What Anusara teachers need to discover and learn during their training
- The meaning & history of the Anusara Innovation
If you'd like to register for upcoming webinars or participate in Amy's workshops go to www.amyippoliti.com. For more information about Meredith visit www.carpyoga.com or www.inspireeverybody.com. To sponsorship this show or others like it please call 805-636-8182.more.
Episode 52: Hip Hop Hero for Yogis: MC Yogi on Hanuman & Ganesh
MC Yogi, aka Nicholas Giacomini and Yoga Business Coach, Meredith Medland Sasseen, meet up at the 6th Annual Yoga Conference at Esalen in Big Sur, CA to be inspired by teachers like Janet Stone & Sianna Sherman.
MC Yogi shares the stories of Ganesh & Hanuman with love, inspiration and humor - the show includes two full songs which accent a deep & fascinating conversation about MC Yogi's upbringing in a Catholic family and he offers a lens for Christians to view his work through that makes this content inspiring & accessible for everyone.more.
Episode 51: Take Your Workout OUTSIDE: Tina Vindum
Do you want to workout outdoors more often and with more efficiency? Or maybe just a little inspiration to get outside?
Love indoor cycling, spinning or kickboxing? Learn how you can replace these high calorie burning workouts with outdoor exercise and receive even more health benefits than being in the gym.
Meredith Medland Sasseen received her certification to design and teach outdoor fitness classes while training side by side in the only nationally accredidated Outdoor Fitness Professional Trainer Program. Today's guest, Tina Vindum, is soaring as one of the US Top Outdoor Fitness Gurus. Her book, "Outdoor Fitness" is an example of how she uses discipline, focus and creativity to bring wellness to everyday living.
Meredith is inspired by Tina's enthusiasm, passion and commitment to transforming the way people across the country keep in shape.
In our show, Tina will discuss how she founded the most noted outdoor fitness program in the country and continues to serve as its lead coach and program developer.
She has been featured in SELF, Real Simple, Prevention, Fitness, Sports Illustrated Women as well as New York Times, Los Angeles Times & San Francisco Chronicle and brings joy and enthusiasm to the show.more.
Episode 50: Motivation to Move: Scott Smith
Scott Smith, Chief Motivation to Move officer
at Motivation to Move celebrates the success of his daily suite of
fitness & health podcasts.
Meredith and Scott talk about the power of martial arts, the strength of wellness in community and how to find the internal power to continue moving toward what you want!
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Episode 49: Sexual Wisdom & Astrology: Jennifer Freed
Jennifer Freed is the host of "Freed Up" on the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network, the single largest producer of original Internet talk radio programming in the world. Meredith expresses her doubts on the merits of Astrology in the first segment and ends the show inspired by Jennifer's grounded approach to joyous living. (You'll even get to hear a quick reading that Jennifer prepared for Meredith.)
Jennifer's sassy style combined with her psychological astrology experience make her an unusually grounded and direct communicator. In this episode you'll learn how the cosmic map of the universe is directly related to recognizing who you are and who you can bring your passion and purpose to Living Green in the 21st Century.more.
Episode 48: Buns of Steel , Tamilee Webb, - Live from IDEA World Fitness Convention
Tamilee Webb is best know for her Buns of Steel series, which has sold more than10 million copies. Tamilee joins Meredith Medland Sasseen, who is also a fitness/yoga instructor and wellness expert, at the largest fitness conference, IDEA World (ideafit.com) in Anaheim, California for an inside look at how the fitness professionals are inspiring great change and transformation all across the United States. Meredith and Tamilee also chat about how the web is changing the nature of fitness in the 21st century.
At the age of 50, she is still admired for her no-nonsense approach to mind,
body, health and fitness programs that begin in the home. Tamilee Webb was
named Fitness Instructor of the Year award by IDEA as well recognized for Best
Exercise Video and Best Training Organization in her career. Her energy, exuberance
and specially designed proven weight loss workout programs have consistently
elevated her to the top of the Billboard charts. Her four best-selling books
"The Original Rubber Band Workout" (sold in six countries and
translated into five languages), "Step-up Fitness", both published by
Workman Publishers, third book, "Workout for Dummies" (IDG Books),
and her newest book "Defy Gravity Workout" have contributed to the
renown that she has so deservedly earned.
Tamilee has been a co-host on the Health Network Channel's aerobic fitness
shows now known as Discoveries "Fit TV". The network services more
than 50 million households and its audience continues to grow rapidly. She has
also hosted ESPN's Fitness Pro Series, and consulted on Fox Sports Fitness show
Meredith Medland Sasseen connects with Tamille on a large spectrum of topics during this interview that is sure to leave everybody inspired www.EveryBodyInspired.com - even listeners who take their fitness programs outdoors.more.
Episode 47: Guiding Ceremony, & Sweat Lodges: Yoga Teacher, Heather Tiddens
Listen in on a deep and intimate conversation with Heather Tiddens, recorded at her home near the yoga and ceremony space where she guides mindfulness practices and Indigenous Ceremony ways.
With your host Meredith Medland Sasseen insightful questions, Heather’s responses give listeners a window into her heart and soul. If you're interested in a deeper look at one of the West Coast’s respected and beloved yoga teachers and ceremonial guides, this is the show you've been waiting for - Heather is authentic, vulnerable and sincere. True to the www.LivingGreenShow.com tag line - she is certainly a woman leaving "Everybody Inspired to Succeed."more.
Episode 46: Get Naked with Photographer, Jack Gescheidt
Bay Area photographer Jack Gescheidt has been photographing naked people draped among some of the Northern California Bay Area region's most gorgeous trees as part of a nature advocacy project he calls Tree Spirit Project.
He is famous for his installations of hundreds of nude people in public spaces, as well as his exquisitely elegant nature images, which are aesthetically beautiful and deeply politically. All the people in the photographs are volunteers.
This conversation with Jack includes the obvious, yet unasked questions, as well as a moment of transformation when Jack dives deep into his soul and communicates his vision for the future. This is both fun and lively as well as deep, provocative and laced with themes of faith and hope.more.
Episode 45: Factory Farming with Jen Boulden
Smart, sexy, fun AND educated. This fast-paced interview is fun and informational! Jen Boulden, co-founder of idealbite.com answers factory farming questions with knock your socks off statistics and personal stories that just might change your relationship to food. Learn about factory farming and its planetary effects and economic effects. Educate yourself with the latest knowledge for avoiding products from these factory farms. Heal the planet with easy, everyday beliefs and behaviors that will contribute to the transformation of mainstream Americans into more conscious consumers.more.
Episode 44: Bad Habits into Healthy Living: Ellen Strickland
Passion. Purpose. Possibility. You'll be inspired by Ellen Strickland's transition from old habits, unhealthy living into a green business owner and eco-activist. when Ellen was diagnosed with MS many years ago she took the opportunity entirely remap her life. Learn how toxins from carpets to paints affected her and how her specific transition into healthy materials increased the quality of her life immensely.
If you're looking for inspiration to continue blossoming on your path, this show is sure to remind you how far you've come as well as infuse you with the energy and ideas you'll need to continue forging ahead on your path of wellness.more.
Episode 43: Meredith's Personal Story on Disaster : Santa Barbara Tea Fire
What happens when a wildfire is in the distance and it's coming toward your home? Talk Show Host, Meredith Medland shares her personal account waiting for notice to evacuate her home due to the Santa Barbara Tea Fire -- a fire that swept away over 220 homes within 6 hours in Montecito, CA on November 11, 2008. Meredith is raw with honesty about how and why she could have been better prepared, what stopped her from taking "disaster preparation" advice from her peer group and what she learned about the importance of self-responsiblity in dealing with black-outs, evacuations and smoke inhalation.
Andre Angelotoni, Post Peak Living and Natural Disaster Preparation expert, engages with Meredith' about her "in the moment" twitter feeds from the evening as reviewing a "stickies" MAC note of "things to remember" for the future that Meredith compiled while listening to her battery powered radio to she when it was time to evacuate her home. The play-by-play account of the experience combined with Andre's expert how to's and next steps, are so intimate and transformative, they will inspire and empower you to create the motivation you need to prepare yourself, immediately, for potential challengese your community and planet are facing as our nation becomes more familiar with devistation from fire, floods, earthquakes and natural disasters. Forget "conspiracy theory" and the world ending - this is about right NOW - an in-depth focus on real information and personal account of this 5 acre fire which raced to over 1900 acres, creating over $5.7 million dollars damage and needing attention from 750 firefighters and support personnel to bring it to containment.
Episode 42: Meredith's Four Success Secrets to Launch Your Vision (Live Audience)
Recorded live in Santa Barbara from the Pescadrome, an experiential incubator which is eminiscent of the 19th century Parisian salon features interaction with a few audience members - named the Fishbon community, who believe in the power of collaboration between artists, scientists, engineers, writers, performers and participants to create compelling aesthetic experiences that would have been difficult to achieve in isolated individual working environments. Fishbon's purpose is to provide a forum, education and support for creative collaboration, mentorship and the visceral experience of visual, aural and performance-based art. In the episode, Meredith Medland, host of LivingGreenShow.com shares a story of hope and inspiration with this emerging community.
You'll learn about the beginning of the LivingGreenShow.com podcast, 4 steps for success in doing what you love and what two young audience members have to share with adults about how to move forward in these challenging times. "The world isn't going to end" says nine year old Rachel while speaking with Meredith on stage -- You'll be inspired, engaged and understand why children play such a strong role in the format behind living green.
Learn more about the vision for the show, how you might be able to create your own podcast and hear a few excerpts from past episodes while getting a taste for Meredith's personal journey through sensuality, web marketing, martial artistry and the ultimate choice that cultivated her passion for Living Green. Special thanks to Personal Life Media for this unique broadcast.more.
Episode 41: Disaster Preparation How To’s
You’ve heard of Peak Oil and understand the potential impact on our nation. Now it’s time to delve deeper into some of the major impacts and learn how to prepare. This valuable episode and written transcript outlines what resources are available to educate you on food storage, go bags and product purchases that are an essential investment for your future.
Learn about the new occupations that are arising in this new economy and why a return to farming, medical knowledge and basic life skills are becoming crucial for the next evolution of our planet. This episode is full of detailed information and lots of educational URL’s and resources to allow you to become your own decision maker in this often controversial topic.more.
Episode 40: Home Schooling Education : Learning Success Institute
Home schooling -- all the web links, resources and how-to's of getting you and your child prepared for an exceptional educational journey of a lifetime. You'll learn how to transition your child from traditional schools to home schooling and what easy steps you need to take to make sure that the process is legal and prepares your student for success at the college level. You'll experience the vast depth of knowledge provided by Mariaemma Pelullo-Willis, co-founder of LearningSuccess(tm) Institute, and co-author of Discover Your Child’s Learning Style. You'll understand why home-schoolers generally have more confidence in themselves, believe they can go for what they want, and become motivated, life-long learners.
Mariaemma believes that green communities and homeschooling are made for each other - learn how your child can get “school” credit for anything he or she is passionate about. Families who live green have thousands of topics that fit under various subjects: history, cultures, science...even reading, writing, and math. Plus, environmental projects or normal daily routines centered around living green can themselves be counted as subjects, electives, community service, or even work experience. Home schooling, you'll learn, is incredibly easy, creates a stronger bond with your children and truly prepares them for the future in a way that will have them be able to navigate our changing social, political and spiritual structures.
This podcast will educate you and literally give you all the resources you need to start homeschooling your child immediately. You'll even enjoy $5 off a $25 learning skills assessment by typing code "RLGREEN" at www.learningsuccessprofile.com, after you click on Purchase. Take it online today or subscribe to Living Green by clicking here!
Episode 39: Sacred Art Mandalas at Lightning in a Bottle
Recorded live from Lighting in a Bottle, this episode features the sacred art collective, Emerald Installations of Berkley, California. Learn about the history of the sacred mandala, how you can create nature based artwork at home and why regular summer festival attendees anticipate the creation of these mandalas to enhancement ritual, prayer and community play.
You'll get a sense of the various spiritual traditions which feature mandalas as spiritual teaching tools which establish sacred spaces to enhance meditation. The psychoanalyst Carl Jung saw the mandala as "a representation of the unconscious self," and believed his paintings of mandalas enabled him to identify emotional disorders and work towards wholeness in personality. This is a short and sweet episode that completes the 4-part series recorded live from Santa Barbara at the Lighting in a Bottle Festival.more.
Episode 38: Transforming Global Consciousness through Music
Peace Has Begun and The Living Green Show is part of it! Tune into this live broadcast from the the bright pink, double decker bus positioned for peace at Lightning in Bottle. Learn how this exciting project was created and why people all over the United States are asking the question, "How are you creating peace in your life?"
Project—Peace on Earth is a globally-telecast, Live Aid-like event featuring Superstar musicians performing Sacred music from the world’s most mystical concert venues, to reach over 2 billion people, to raise awareness, to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to address pressing issues affecting children worldwide. While the scope of Project—Peace on Earth is ambitious, at the same time, it is clearly doable. Learn how Executive Director, Steve Robertson and his team are spearheading this daring idea to transform global consciousness through sacred sound all across the planet.more.
Episode 37: The Do Lab: Lightning in a Bottle - a Green Music Festival
Jedi Wright, Assistant Director of Sustainability and Shena Turlington, Environmental Director for Lightning in a Bottle share the top three lessons learned while producing a 3-Day Green Music Festival at Live Oaks Park in Santa Barbara, California. Learn how you can integrate green into anything you do, why this festival has become an evolutionary ground for important information exchange and why this open source community is making financial sacrifices to get greener.
Get ready to push your boundaries and learn how you can express your creative energy at next year's Lightning in a Bottle by getting prepared in advance. Eavesdrop on this inspiring "backstage" conversation about 2012, biodiesel, alternative transportation ideas and most importantly, get some insight on big plans for next year right from The Do Lab Environmental Team.more.
Episode 35: EcoVillages & Intentional Community: Diana Leafe Christian
Interested in Community Living? Diana Leafe Christian, former editor of "Communities" magazine, published by Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) helps define and deepen the types of questions as well resources you need to guide you to your optimal community living research project and perhaps, new living situation!
You'll learn more about the launch of her new online Ecovillage newsletter, Ecovillages as well as get an overview her first book on Finding Community. In this episode you will learn the distinctions between Ecovillages, cohousing neighborhoods, rural homesteading communities, spiritual communities and Christian communities. Diana shares her insights, resources and over 25 years of community experience in this 24 minute episode filled with the information you need to determine the values, locations and work opportunities that are important to you and available in communities all over the world.
Episode 34: Musician Tom Freund Hugs Trees (Live Audience)
Recorded with a live audience from the Living Green Community Center, Tom Freund, the "Hug Trees" guy shares his inspiration and motivation for writing his new Children's music album with Living Green Host, Meredith Medland. Learn more about Tom's relationship to God and Mother Nature, what martial art form motivated him to spend more time being still and how his daughter, Delilah and his wife, Francie fuel his passion for singing, family and enjoying the outdoors.
You'll hear about Tom's "adult" music albums, how he met Ben Harper and why Ben is producing his next album. You'll want to join in the audience applause as Tom candidly answers deep questions, strums fun melodies and wraps up the show with his latest "adult" single.
Guest artists on “HugTrees” include the ever-amazing Victoria Williams, who adds her beautiful voice and childlike playfulness to "Seashells." Rising star Brett Dennen pulls double duty by penning and singing on the rowdy "Party in the Yard" and the lovely and talented Abra Moore brightens up "Apple From The Tree." Go to www.hugtrees.org to learn more.more.
Episode 33: Your Eco-Community Questionaire - Duane Light
Duane Light, a holistic attorney and eco-community consultant, gives you access to the questions that need to be addressed when considering developing or participating in an eco-community. You’ll hear about Duane’s unique, spiritually-based approach to law as well as why written agreements create foundation for good communication, relationship, commitment, clarity in eco-projects.
You'll learn how to evoke your highest spiritual values, while dealing with your eco-issues and how to ground your visions in reality. Attached to this podcast is Duane's community questionnaire to empower you to deepen your focus and consider what is most important to your future.more.
Episode 32: Peak Oil : Participate in “The New Game for Humanity”
André Angelantoni, founder, Inspiring Green Leadership, hosts the free, bi-weekly Peak Oil, Climate Change and Business Online Executive Briefing, which educates businesses and individuals on the coming oil shock and how they can prepare for it.
In this episode Andre explains what peak oil is, how to educate yourself so you can take a position on this issue and how you can prepare for peak oil at an individual, family and community level. We discuss the emotional changes by discussing the 5-stage grief process as well as Andre’s personal experience with ecological awakening.
Learn about the “New Game for Humanity” and the four types of players involved in this new game. Access and learn what your role is in our changing world.more.
Episode 31: National Eco-Literacy & Urban Living- Stacey Frost
Stacey Frost, founder of Urban Re:Vision, launches national eco-literacy campaign, Envision 2050 with enthusiasm and inspiration. Learn how students are creating posters that represent the way see their world in the year 2050. With such partners as the Natural World Museum, The Earth Day Network, Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak and eco-activist Van Jones, the program is a bridge and a new content for the younger generation.
Stacey extends this bridge in the second portion of this intimate interview by sharing about her spiritual life, her beliefs and how she imagines what can be. You’ll understand how urban dwellers can create a different kind of community, why environmentalists like Paul Hawken are supporting the paradigm change in the urban living experience.more.
Episode 30: Creating Sustainable Communities with Brian Weller
Meet Brian Weller, co-founder of WELL, Willits Economic Localization, a rural community in Northern California moving off the grid. Think monk, businessman, artist and psychologist who knows not to take himself too seriously.
Learn how to enter into community contracts such as land purchases for eco-communities and listen to a 4-point system for building a sustainable community. Meredith Medland, your host and founder of 3outcomes.com, asks usually insightful questions that reveal strategies to help you navigate the deeper level of intimacies required for sustaining community.more.
Episode 29: Starting Community Supported Agriculture (CSA's)
During one of the last times Frinee cooked as a personal chef, a friend saw her
kitchen table full of beautiful, locally grown organic produce and said, "If you can get more of that I'd love to buy some from you." Creative juices swirling she researched the possibility of delivering organic veggies and found the opportunity to deliver locally grown produce to the Santa Barbara and Ventura area.
In this episode you’ll hear Frinee’s success story, how she got started and why participating in a local CSA is a very important part of living a conscious life today. Meredith Medland, your host, is also a CSA subscriber of Sprout-about.com and shares what it is like to interact with Frinee on a weekly basis and get close to the farmer through her personal deliveries.
You’ll learn how to improve your diet and health, bring your family together over the dinner table and you’ll be inspired by Frinee’s desire to enhance the lives of the people around her through food and her spiritual practice.more.
Episode 28: Finding our Way Forward at age 23, Shane Metcalf
Shane Metcalf, an inspirational 23 year old at the forefront of the intersecting youth and sustainability movements, opens the door to more education with a review of his recent thesis,: “The Transition Generation: Finding our Way Forward in the 21st Century.” He demonstrates how educating generation Y about the world they are soon to inherit and the challenges and opportunities it presents is one of the most critical undertakings for the transition to a sustainable world.
We’ll talk about the overlap between orgasm and ecology as well as the role that every day spiritual practices play in members of the youth culture who are ready to take on the toughest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century.
You’ll learn about the personal journey that led Shane to become a passionate champion for a new breed of environmentalists who believe that high technology, capitalism and human ingenuity can work together to create a bright green future.more.
Episode 27: Biomimicry: Janine Benyus is Honored by TIME – part 2
Janine Benyus, honored as one of TIME International's Heroes of the Environment for her innovative work in biomimicry discusses why treating nature as model and mentor will change your daily life.
In part two of this two part series you’ll learn about the Biomimicry Guild and Biomimicry Institute in Montana. Janine shares about educational courses Costa and Peru that are designed to teach individual how to apply biomimicry to sustainable architecture and design. To illustrate the history and theory of biomimicry she discusses case studies from her book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature.
This is a very personal interview that is evocative, sensitive and warm. You’ll enjoy listening to her the whole way through as she calls in from her home in Montana. You’ll be surprised how sustainability challenges are being addressed with bio-inspired solutions.more.
Episode 26: Biomimicry: Janine Benyus is Honored by TIME
Janine Benyus, honored as one of TIME International's Heroes of the Environment for her innovative work in biomimicry is joined by Al Gore, David Attenborough, Mikhail Gorbachev, Robert Redford, George Schaller, Amory Lovins, and others in bringing extraordinary change to the world.
In part one of this two part series, Janine talks about receiving the phone call from TIME magazine, why biomimicry allows us to see how nature’s best ideas are evolving the human spirit and some deep and soulful suggestions on how you can evolve your spirit.
Be prepared for a very intimate conversation that is unlike any interview Janine has ever done with the press. You’ll hear new stories, new questions and amazing insights that will forever shift the way you experience nature.more.
Episode 25: Anna Lappe: Climate Change at the End of Your Fork
Anna Lappe, author of Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen and the national bestselling, Hope’s Edge talks about the impact of food and farming on climate change.
In this show, you’ll learn about the climate crisis on the end of your fork. This episode leaves you with 3 outcomes – You’ll understand the connection between your food and the climate crisis, you’ll feel empowered to make choices about your health and diet and be prepared to “go beyond your plate” to make boarder social change in the area of food and health .
Learn about CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture) and many other tips about how you can support climate-friendly farming. Your soul will be fed and nourished as you learn how Anna’s defines hope, where she finds hope within the environmental and health crisis conversation and how biotechnology and biofuels impact us.more.
Episode 24: The New Green Family
Sean Daily, the host of Green Talk and CEO of Green Living Ideas tells us how he made the switch from the technology and publishing industry, to working from home, home schooling his children and teaching martial arts at his home based school.
If you're looking for the next step in creating more intimacy with your family, home schooling options for your children and making a living doing what you love, this is the show for you!
Listen to stories that inspire you and your family to take to live a greener lifestyle, consider the challenges facing parents today in educating children and how families can incorporate a spiritual practice into their lifestyle.
Episode 23: Frances Moore Lappé - Getting a Gripin a World Gone Mad
Frances Moore Lappé, discusses her latest book, Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity, & Courage in a World Gone Mad as well Diet for a Small Planet. Frances became the fourth American to receive the Right Livelihood Award and revered for her vision and ability to help others heal our planet.
Learn how "Clean Elections" create everyday Superheros and how you can use cultivate political power to bring more green to the mainstream. Take notes on how you can recognize a living democracy while being inspired by creative stories.
Shift your fear into "Internal Applause" while listening to Frances engage you in personal stories, such as her experience with Al Gore at "Inconvenient Truth" and much more.more.
Episode 22: Soul-Full Eating with Maureen Whitehouse
Episode 21: Digital Farming Networks & Urban Composting
Meet Heather Gorringe, founder of Wiggly Wigglers, an ecogardening company with a £2.5m turnover who has produced weekly podcasts gardening and farming how-to podcasts from her 14 person Lower Blakemere Farm since 2005. In this episode, Heather brings the old "how-to’s" of the simple farm life into the hands of the urban professional by discussing the spiritual practice of composting and the benefits that social media brings to farmers. Think "Sharper Image catalogs" and Amish Farming mixed with an Apple Store Expert. You’ll learn about Bokashi Buckets, an urban answer to composting, the environmental impact of sending flowers and how this UK Digital Farm and Catalog Garden Company lives with their hands in the soil as well as on the keyboard.more.
Episode 20: Live at Burning Man: Our Dependence on Oil
Is our nation waking up? Will oil be the catalyst? Will there be one unifying power over the planet and everyone fighting against it? Or, Will everyone work in harmony? Challenge your beliefs and your actions by listening to provocative questions addressing our personal and ecological sustainability, the safety of burning man and our nations bowing to oil riggers as "God". An LA couple questions the message and meaning of a 1000 ft. Mushroom cloud during Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada in this live interview. Ben Clayton, Production Coordinator for GLiving TV, and his wife, Christine share the emotional intensity of their experiences, their desire to make sense of "Crude Awakening" and question the decline of the "American Dream" with a direct and deep discussion about the political and social implications of our dependence on oil. You'll be reminded how meditation, deep conversations with family and friends about the possibility of "Peak Oil," and festivals like Burning Man create opportunities for global citizens get reconnected and identify what is important and how to contribute in a way that brings hope to the future of our planet.more.
Episode 19: Burning Man Explosion - Live Reporting
Feel the Explosion at Crude Awakening? The Tallest structure ever built at Burning Man produced the tallest fire ever seen at the event as well -- a 1,000-foot column of flame, primed by 900 gallons of jet fuel and fed by 2,000 gallons of liquid propane. Get in the scenes, literally, with live interviews behind the water truck, around the fire and in the midst of the fireworks. The mic goes right in front of Dan Das Mann and 8 other individuals who bring an intense opinions to the burning of this wooden oil derrick and the surrounding eight metal sculptured human figures worshipping and dramatizing the dependence modern man has toward oil. If you haven't been to burning man this is the closest you'll ever get to the intimacy, intensity and fire that fuels this counter-culture event.more.
Episode 18: Meredith Give a Quick Review of Episodes 9-16
Meredith guides you to the episodes that will most appeal to you. Each Living Green episode is a little different - this one will help you get familiar with the great guests that Meredith has interviewed this summer and learn more about what in store for the fall season!more.
Episode 17: Meredith Gives Quick Review of Episodes 1-8
Meredith takes you on a short description of each episode, a few highlights and what she loved and learned about her guests. If you’re looking for a quick overview so that you can download more great episodes, take a listen to this quick segment to be sure get some of the greatest green content.more.
Episode 16: The Role of Independent Media
What happens when three podcasters get together and talk green, independent media and give you the inside scoop on what drives them in interviews...listen to this episode and find out! You'll learn how decisions are made in the indepedant media space -- what makes good guests - what questions bring out the best stories and the path that Carolyn and Irv walked to get out of mainstream marketing and media and into the world of independent media. We'll talk about the impact of RFID chips on the children of the future, the importance of getting outside and some of the great guests that have contribued to the "American the Green" podcast. Learn about Paul Hawken and his guest appearance as well as the eco-savvy parenting that creates peace in these podcasts home! You'll love this open and deep dialoge about intimacy, the future of the planet and the importance of Living Green.more.
Episode 15: Green Sex Lube, National Television & Horse "Yoga"
Ideal Bite, co-founder Jen Boulden tells us how horse "yoga" helped her build an 11 person email marketing organization which sends out "light green" tips to over 130,000 subscribers each week. Learn about how she overcame obstacles to keep the business alive by balancing "no's" from vc's with her unwaivering passion and commitment. Get the inside scoop on the "last minute - save the business" call which culminated in a full page feature in the Green Issue of Vanity Fair. Wonder how you can go from green sex lube to Martha Stewart show? Listen to this episode and her the juicy details about her first live interview experience on the Today Show. You'll "fall down the stairs" with Jen when you learn why she was carrying 2 dufflebags on the New York subway each week in order to "save the planet" and why seeing "tweety" birds all around her head got her motivated to start a new business. This is a sassy, sexy and solid business woman who shares her passion of organic farming, horse "yoga" and daily "light green" inspiration in a friendly and buddhalike way on this week's episode of Living Green.more.
Episode 14: "It's Not About the Money" - Brent Kessel
Brent Kessel, author of "It's Not About the Money, offers advise, exercises and new viewpoints for the eco-savy entrepreneur ready to merge spirit and sustainability. In the Part Two Segment, you'll learn how to measure your financial wellness levels, get a dose of inspiration and hear about Troy Lush's, "Now is the Time" - a new inspirational song which may just be the next "We are the World."more.
Episode 13: "It's Not About the Money" Brent Kessel & Yoga Teacher, Meredith Medland Sasseen
Brent Kessel, a financial soul retriever, defines Eight Financial Archetypes. Learn how your relationship to money is a key component of your inner ecology. Listen in to a healthy debate about the barters, trades and lack of money exchanges in the green movement. Brent offers solutions for eco-entrapratuers and ambassors of the growing green for an increase in financial resources for those pursing their wildest dreams.more.
Episode 12: Video of Meredith Medland (Sasseen) on LIving Green
Meredith Medland, Green Reporter is into Hapkido, sustainable living and interviewing amazing people – and we're sharing it with you! Living Green listeners now have the opportunity to meet Meredith in person and get a taste of what is to come – more video coverage on Living Green!
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Episode 11: The Voice of Burning Man : Larry Harvey
In this episode you’ll learn how the spirit of burning man continues to flow into the mainstream world and why this year is different than any other year. If you’re looking for a dose of inspiration to birth your next vision into reality, you’ll enjoy listening to Larry’s remarkable twist on manifestation in the 21st Century. If you’re new to the world of burning man, this episode will immediately submerge you in the vice so you can feel the extraordinary vibe that over 40,000 people create each year in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada.more.
Episode 10: Paul Stamets, Fungal Intelligence and the 21st Psychedelic Journey - "How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World." in our "11th Hour" edition.
Episode 9: Cradle to Cradle: Zem Joaquin Shares Mentorship Moments with William McDonough
Episode 8: Zero Waste Movies & Green Celebrity Requests
Sarah Haynes has a fifteen year history of celebrity dreams, she was the behind the scenes event producer for the first Zero Waste event with Julia Butterfly Hill and is now responsible for greening the largest Zero Waste 110,000 person music tour - the Virgin Festival with the Beastie Boys, Smashing Pumpkins and The Police. Hear stories about celebrities that have challenged her to carry her own garbage for a week, riding on a bio-diesel and veggie oil bus to college campuses all over the US and how she creates new models and standards that she continues give away so that others can learn from her pioneering efforts. Sarah’s promotes her vision and integrity by choosing clients who respond to the call of the wild Daryl Hannah introduces Richard Branson to Sarah and together the two of them get hired to green the world’s largest Zero Waste Event, Woody Harrelson enrolls her in a 1,500 mile human powered bicycle tour across the United States and perhaps, just around the corner, she might be able to inspire a celebrity who will take her up on her latest dream to green the first major film with a Zero Waste plan. Sarah’s underlying philosophy is to leave a minimum impact on the planet and a maximum impact on the people this interview will keep you engaged, focused and amazed by the superpowers of this eco-clothed SuperWoman.more.
Episode 7: TV Reporter, Lesley Nagy Inspires the new MTV-style Green Reporting and Shares Interviews with Celebrities who are Walking the Walk. Lights, Camera, Action!
Episode 6: Suzanne Sterling, World Music Diva, Kirtan Leader & Progressive Ritualist
Episode 5: Meredith Medland Asks Tierra DelForte why Tyra Banks and Helen Mirren Wear DelForte Denim Jeans: The Sassy, Sexy and Sustainability Eco-Fashion Movement is Here!
Episode 4: Science Fiction in Action - Michael Gosney and Califia, the new Bay-Area Based, Radical Urban Laboratory Project, The Digital Be-In and the Birth of Biomimicry
Episode 3: Did She Really Just Ask That? Boston Green Tourism Director, Dan Ruben Reveals the Secret of His Eco-Philosophy to Meredith Medland
Episode 2: Nature Deficit Disorder Inspires a New Movement in 23 US Cities: Children are Safely ReConnecting with Nature to Reduce Childhood Obesity and ADD
Episode 1: Rowan Gabrielle, an Eco-entrepreneur who defines what it means to be “Living Green”
Meredith Medland, motivational speaker and owner of EveryBody Inspired Wellness Centers interviews visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist Rowan Gabrielle, who recently launched her Organic Leather line at the Eco-Petal Fashion show in Hollywood, California and is the one of the founders of www.Urth.TV and a community based site in the LOHAS Vertical. In this episode, you’ll learn how organic leather decreases toxins on the planet – You’ll get a special recipe for “stinging nettles” soup as well as understand the value of shopping at your local farmers market and be inspired at an even deeper level to follow your passion and serve our planet. Highlights include an inside look at Rowan’s upbringing on a commune in BUCKINGHAMSHIR, England, an inside look at eco-fashion brands such as DelForte jeans and even a revealing look into places where our guest shares some of her not so eco-friendly habits of today that will soon be transformed to "Living Green."more.