031: Solving food waste and ending hunger one box of produce at a time with Rick Nahmias

A decade ago Rick was an award-winning photographer and writer who focused on the faces and stories of marginalized communities. One day in 2009, while walking his dog, Rick literally stumbled across the idea that wasted fruit in backyards and farmer’s markets across our community could become a sustainable source of nutrition for the food insecure in SoCal. Now, over 8 years later, Food Forward delivers over 400,000 pounds of fruits and veggies each week to organizations that feed families and individuals in need.

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030: Wildlife documentaries with Eyes on Conservation podcast host Matt Podolsky

Matthew Podolsky started his career as a field biologist. After working jobs in upstate New York, California, and Jamaica, Matthew was offered a job working with the endangered California condor in the remote desert of Northern Arizona. This landscape re-ignited the passion he had as a child for filmmaking and storytelling – he began shooting for the documentary Scavenger Hunt one year after arriving in Arizona. Today, as co-founder of Wild Lens Inc. and the host of Eyes on Conservation podcast, Matthew has dedicated his entire career to wildlife conservation around the globe.

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029: Coffee Scrubs and Eco-podcasting with Trashy Beauty’s Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee is the founder of Trashy Beauty and host of the new podcast Trash Talking with Eco-Warriors. Barbara was born and raised in Hawaii, where she was instilled with the importance of protecting the fragile beauty of nature. Now, as a former journalist, barista, and conservationist, Barbara is combining her love of a minimal, zero waste lifestyle and coffee to inspire others to live a naturally beautiful life. In this episode, we discuss her inspiration for starting her coffee body scrub company, the challenges that come with starting your own podcast and her mission to bring awareness to the value of what we throw away.

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028: Tackling Waste in the Health and Beauty industry with Plaine Products’ Lindsey McCoy

After 10 years working on environmental education in the Bahamas, an archipelago full of single-use plastic, Lindsey McCoy and her sister Alison co-founded Plaine Products, a company that offers health and beauty products in aluminum bottles that can be returned, refilled and reused. Today we talk about the importance of perseverance and progress over perfection when it comes to an earth-conscious mindset.

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