• Impact Revolution Podcast

    019 Bea Johnson: Living with zero waste

    The zerowaste movement has spread rapidly around the globe in recent years and is becoming a real trend with more and more zerowaste shops opening up in every city. The main idea of zerowaste is to reduce your trash to the minimum, get rid of disposables, compost and recycle all you can and send nothing to landfill.

    Bea Johnson is the founder of the Zero waste movement

    Bea Johnson is probably THE pioneer of the whole Zero waste movement, before her Blog Zero Waste Home the term wasn’t even used to describe a personal lifestyle. She also is the author of a worldwide bestseller describing the basics of a home without waste, and has given talks at Google, TED, the European Parliament, Ikea and the United Nations.

    A story of personal transformations, shared with the world

    When Bea started reducing the trash she consumed and simplifying her life, there was almost no resources available on living sustainably. She had to research, talk to the older generations and do hundreds of trial and error experiments until figuring out how to make her own cosmetics, shop packagefree or keep her house tidy without chemicals. At some point, she started sharing all her learnings online and quickly attracted thousands of followers from all around the globe.

    Bea tells her story, philosophy and the best tips for an easy start

    In this podcast episode, Bea shares why and how she first got into the zero waste lifestyle and explains her philosophy. She further lets us know of her best tricks, the obstacles (and how to overcome them) and easy ways to get started.

    „Zero waste makes your life richer“

    She has found that basing your life on experiences rather than things and minimising the amount of disposables you use has a very positive impact on your life. Living with less she suddenly discovered that she had much more time, energy and resources available to do the things she really wanted to do. To Bea, living without waste makes her life better, healthier, cheaper, more fun and gives her more freedom. She saves money and time by investing in reusables, eliminates toxics and pesticides from her household and is able to connect with a huge community of likeminded people wherever she goes.

    Don’t be scared of the Zero!

    Go ahead and start with one step at a time! Every step on the way to living more sustainably matters, so go ahead and do one change at a time. Zero waste doesn’t happen over night, and takes patience and practice to achieve. However, recycling more, substituting disposables and reducing the amount of trash you have it is absolutely worth it, so Bea and I both encourage you to give it a try. There are millions of supportive websites out there now, and you’ll find loads of help in this podcast, too!

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    018 Rob Greenfield: Environmental Adventures

    If you’re somehow into environmentalism, you probably know Rob Greenfield.

    He calls himself „dude making a difference“ because he really is. Rob’s activist campaigns and environmental adventures have taught thousands of people around the globe how to live more sustainably, free and happy and care better for both the people and the natural environment around them.

    No matter whether he transforms into the trash man and wears his trash for a month, he lives off the grid in a tiny house, he saves food, he cycles around the USA to do good or survives with only 111 possessions – all his campaigns have one thing in common: they create awareness, make you rethink what you do and spread a very positive attitude.

    Rob’s adventures have inspired me to become more sustainable for years.

    Yes, I admit that I’m a huuuuge fan of Rob myself, and you cannot believe how happy it makes me that I’m now able to share an interview with all of you.

    On the Impact Revolution Podcast, we talk about his campaigns and adventures around the world and share facts about waste generation, emissions and the impact our daily lives have on the planet. Rob also explains some easy changes you can implement in your life right now and lets us know how every single one of us can find ways to speak up for the causes we care for. If I were you, I would’t miss out on a chance to learn from Rob and get to know his motivation, approach and ideas for next really cool adventures!

    Wanna know more about Rob Greenfield?

    Watch at his Ted Talk on the Food Waste Fiasco, the „Trash me“ Campaign or his youtube videos or read through his website and look at the cool project he shares on his Facebook page and on Instagram.

     

     

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    017 The English Podcast Relaunch

    It finally happened: Impact Revolution is now available in English!!

    From now on, all podcasts episodes, events, and crazy challenges will be done in English so all of you have the chance to listen, participate and follow along. Also, this means that I’ll now be able to get people not only from the German speaking changemaker world to come share their stories: There will be activists, sustainability experts, social entrepreneursbusiness people and artists from all the world to help you improve your impact and create your own Impact Revolution!

    Am I excited for this? Hell yes!

    And you can be too, because we have a sick-ass relaunch week ahead!! I’m not only gonna talk about my month without plastic, but also invited some of the biggest inspirations and greatest speakers of the global sustainability scene to take part! So look forward for the „trash man“ Rob GreenfieldBea Johnson, the mother of the Zero Waste Movement, Mikel Garcia Prieto the CEO of the most sustainable Bank, Plastic Activist and Water Cyclist Dhruv Boruah and Artist and Designer Masaaki Hasegawa

    If you enjoy what you hear, please do me a massive favour and spread the word, share with your friends and write me a review on iTunes or Facebook. Thanks, that means a lot to me!

    Folge direkt herunterladen

    017 The English Podcast Relaunch

    It finally happened: Impact Revolution is now available in English!!

    From now on, all podcasts episodes, events, and crazy challenges will be done in English so all of you have the chance to listen, participate and follow along. Also, this means that I’ll now be able to get people not only from the German speaking changemaker world to come share their stories: There will be activists, sustainability experts, social entrepreneursbusiness people and artists from all the world to help you improve your impact and create your own Impact Revolution!

    Am I excited for this? Hell yes!

    And you can be too, because we have a sick-ass relaunch week ahead!! I’m not only gonna talk about my month without plastic, but also invited some of the biggest inspirations and greatest speakers of the global sustainability scene to take part! So look forward for the „trash man“ Rob GreenfieldBea Johnson, the mother of the Zero Waste Movement, Mikel Garcia Prieto the CEO of the most sustainable Bank, Plastic Activist and Water Cyclist Dhruv Boruah and Artist and Designer Masaaki Hasegawa

    If you enjoy what you hear, please do me a massive favour and spread the word, share with your friends and write me a review on iTunes or Facebook. Thanks, that means a lot to me!

    Folge direkt herunterladen

    017 The English Podcast Relaunch

    It finally happened: Impact Revolution is now available in English!!

    From now on, all podcasts episodes, events, and crazy challenges will be done in English so all of you have the chance to listen, participate and follow along. Also, this means that I’ll now be able to get people not only from the German speaking changemaker world to come share their stories: There will be activists, sustainability experts, social entrepreneursbusiness people and artists from all the world to help you improve your impact and create your own Impact Revolution!

    Am I excited for this? Hell yes!

    And you can be too, because we have a sick-ass relaunch week ahead!! I’m not only gonna talk about my month without plastic, but also invited some of the biggest inspirations and greatest speakers of the global sustainability scene to take part! So look forward for the „trash man“ Rob GreenfieldBea Johnson, the mother of the Zero Waste Movement, Mikel Garcia Prieto the CEO of the most sustainable Bank, Plastic Activist and Water Cyclist Dhruv Boruah and Artist and Designer Masaaki Hasegawa

    If you enjoy what you hear, please do me a massive favour and spread the word, share with your friends and write me a review on iTunes or Facebook. Thanks, that means a lot to me!

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