036: Wildlife and Wilderness Conservation Through Law Enforcement with Jessica Graham

Jessica is a crime-fighting conservationist. Through her work with INTERPOL’s Environmental Security Program and the former Presidential Task Force for Combating Wildlife Trafficking, Jessica has seen a part of environmental sustainability that very few have. Today we will talk about the real implications of wildlife trafficking and illegal logging as well as what we as civilians and tourists can do to help.

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035: Veganism and Animal Cruelty, Creating a Better Planet for Everyone, with Erica Sodos

Erica Sodas is a mentalist, magicians, and psychic entertainer that also happens to be a vegan and fierce animal rights activists. Trigger Warning: In this episode we will be discussing veganism and animal cruelty. We talk about the living conditions of chickens and pigs and the environmental implications of the beef and seafood industries. And then Erica does a magic trick for me…see video below! 🙂

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034: Urban foraging and eating local with Mallory O’Donnell

Mallory O’Donnell has spent the last several years foraging in rural New Jersey and now shares their experiences, favorite ingredients recipes with the world through the blog How to Cook a Weed. In this episode, we discuss great ways to get started with foraging in your backyard or garden, how to stay safe while eating local plants and the benefits of seeing your immediate environment through a different set of lenses. If you are interested in truly eating local Mallory is a fantastic resource.

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033: Rebuilding coral reefs and keeping our oceans healthy with Gator Halpern and Sam Teicher of Coral Vita

Sam and Gator met at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, where they both received Master of Environmental Management degrees. Together, they helped launch the Social and Environmental Entrepreneurship Club and were awarded the university’s first-ever Green Innovation Fellowship. Their graduate studies in Business & the Environment and their love for oceans inspired them to launch a company to solve global coral reef degradation called Coral Vita.

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