The Rise of the Ecopreneur
Summary: The Rise of the Ecopreneur is an approachable podcast created for the eco-conscious. Ecopreneurs, academics, environmental experts, corporate stakeholders, and anyone passionate about sustainability will find the podcast engaging, interesting, and compelling. The host Shelbi (other wise known as Shelbizleee on YouTube) speaks to environmental change-makers each week whose research, campaigns, and innovations are helping to create a more sustainable future. Featured guests discuss their early relationship with the environment, their inspiration to a green career, "aha moments,"
In today's podcast we speak to the founder of United By Blue, a company leading the way for sustainable brands. Ryan is the founder of United By Blue, a company making outdoor goods with sustainable materials . United By Blue: https://unitedbyblue.com/ The World's Most Eco-Friendly Shoe: https://9153da98.kckb.st
In today's podcast we speak to one of the most prominent leaders in the Ecopreneur space, Tom Szaky. Tom is the founder of Terracycle, a company making products from waste and coordinating recycling efforts for hard to recycle materials. More recently Tom helped coordinate one of the most ground breaking zero waste services known as Loop. Loop has received both glowing reviews as well as some push back from the eco-activist community. Find out more about Loop and how Tom feels about the criticism in this episode. Terracycle: https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/ Loop: https://loopstore.com/
In today's episode we speak to Ryan Hunt from Algix and the creator or BLOOM foam. Ryan tells us all about how his grad school project became a full fledged business. Their most revolutionary product to date is their BLOOM foam which offers a safer, more sustainable answer to conventional flexible foams, with less environmental impact. Learn More: https://bloomfoam.com/ Shoes we Discussed: https://9153da98.kckb.st
Pela created the world's first compostable phone case from plant based materials and they're not stopping there! Listen to how Jeremy, Pela's founder, first discovered the agriculture waste product used in the case, and the journey to where Pela is now. Find more about Pela here: https://bit.ly/2qCUdEg and purchase one for yourself if you love the brand as much as we do!
On Episode No. 4 of The Rise of the Ecopreneur we speak with Emma from Final Straw. Emma details the behind the scenes of creating the perfect collapsible straw. Emma explains how the product idea came to be, how they became successful, and the frustration of poor quality copy cats. Learn More: https://finalstraw.com/
On Episode No. 3 of The Rise of the Ecopreneur we speak with Ryan from Earth Hero. Ryan details the behind the scenes struggles and successes of becoming a sustainable business. Ryan discusses which categories have been highest in demand and how current culture and trends have influenced the items that are moving off the shelves. Learn More: earthhero.com/?ref=shelbizleee
On Episode No. 2 of The Rise of the Ecopreneur we speak with Carlos Ludlow-Palafox from Enval. Carlos details how he turned his project at Cambridge from a lab experiment to a full blown business. He discusses the difficulties in developing such a process due to lack of corporate and political support. Learn More: http://www.enval.com/
On Episode No. 1 of The Rise of the Ecopreneur we speak with Tim Silverwood from Take 3 For the Sea. Tim details how he cofounded the not-for-profit organization and social media initiative that has garnered attention on almost every continent of the globe. Learn More: https://www.take3.org/
The Rise of the Ecopreneur Podcast is an approachable podcast created for the eco- conscious. Ecopreneurs, academics, environmental experts, corporate stakeholders, and anyone passionate about sustainability will find the podcast engaging, interesting and compelling. Your host, Shelbi, speaks to environmental change-makers each week whose research, campaigns, and innovations are helping to create a more sustainable future. Featured guests discuss their early relationship with the environment, their inspiration to a green career, "aha moments," and lessons they learned along the way. Each episode offers actionable advice and ways to get involved.