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218: Going Electric

218: Going Electric

Rob Rast is an adrenaline junkie and new vegan! With the intention of creating environmentally-friendly products, he founded both Miles Board and FLX Bike. Through his eco-friendly research, Rob discovered the environmental impact of animal agriculture, which inspired him to go vegan.

In this episode, Rob talks all about bikes, boards and his accomplishments (and struggles) as a new vegan.

Rob: https://www.instagram.com/rob.rast/

To enter giveaway, visit: http://robrast.com/win/

References:
Automobile Emissions: https://sites.psu.edu/perspectivesontheenvironment/2015/03/27/the-effects-of-automobiles-on-the-environment/
Pete Leaviss: https://www.instagram.com/peteleaviss/
FLX Bike: https://www.instagram.com/flx.bike/
Miles Board: https://www.instagram.com/milesboard/
Gamechangers: https://www.instagram.com/gamechangersmovie/

217: Powerhaus Pizza

217: Powerhaus Pizza

 

Anisha Blodgett is vegetarian and has an avid passion for fitness and overall wellness. She was ultimately inspired to further develop her own personal recipes for some of her favorite foods (like pizza), while still maintaining a healthy diet.

Thus, Powerhaus was born; the Pacific Beach superfood pizza and smoothie joint with a twist on traditional menus. Powerhaus also offers nourishing wraps, salads and kombucha on tap. Plus, check out their special Veganuary menu for the month of January!

Also, go into Powerhaus, ask for Anisha and mention you heard the podcast 🙂

References:
Veganuary: https://www.veganinsandiego.com/veganuary/
Vegan in San Diego: https://www.veganinsandiego.com/
Vegans Baby: https://vegansbaby.com/
Core Power Yoga: https://www.corepoweryoga.com/
Live Blissed: https://blissed.live/
Rach: https://www.instagram.com/tankgirlca/

11: When Following Your Dreams Brings Comfort Foods to the World!

11: When Following Your Dreams Brings Comfort Foods to the World!

Edible San Diego Publisher Katie Stokes chats with Chef Alynn Silliman from Neat Underground, a popup restaurant in Imperial Beach's Red House Kitchen. Chef Alynn talks about how she came to be a chef, what rustic, comfort-food cooking means to her, and why sourcing locally is so important.

8: Dr. Cindy Lin Talks Social Good Intelligence

8: Dr. Cindy Lin Talks Social Good Intelligence

In this episode we sit down with Cindy Lin. Cindy is the co-founder and CEO of Hove Social Good Intelligence, a mission-to-action lifestyle company working to connect people to Do Good companies and companies to positive impact.

Hove’s new consumer facing product, Hey Social Good, will be launched Jan 2020. Hey Social Good will connect people to purchasing with purpose by building meaningful data stories to show positive social and environmental impact. Their mission is to enrich people's lives with well researched information and social good alternatives that inspire people to become a force for good.

IG: @heysocialgood
TW: @heysocialgood
FB: @hovesocialgood
Website: http://www.heysogo.com

7: Produce Good!

7: Produce Good!

In this episode we speak with Nita Kurmins Gilson, Co-founder of ProduceGood, a food recovery nonprofit in San Diego County. Nita and her team are recovering some of the 40% of food that is wasted daily and delivering this to the 1 in 6 people who are food insecure. They do this by recovering excess from backyards, farms & Farmers Markets; upcycling unwanted produce to the food system; and engaging and inspiring our community to reduce food waste & hunger

We asked Nita what she is most excited about, right now. Here is her inspiring answer:

“KIDS! I just gave a presentation to 5 classes of first grade gardening students at Cardiff Elementary. Their gardening instructor, a wonderful young man named Jonathan Kardos, wanted to teach the kids about the whole food system, including food waste and food insecurity. They offered to donate the harvest from 10 of the 20 beds of veggies they had grown. I believe that Berry Good Foundation granted Mr. Kardos funds to build another school garden in the district, at Ada Harris school. So, it was WONDERFUL to see the full circle! Kids feeding community. They were so stoked to be able to harvest 70 pounds of their own grown bounty and donate this to Community Resource Center, a local charity that does amazing work, in Encinitas.”

Tune in to learn more about the evolution of this incredible company.

http://www.producegood.org/
https://www.facebook.com/producegood
https://www.instagram.com/producegood/
https://twitter.com/ProduceGood

216: Donna Jean, Part 2

216: Donna Jean, Part 2

Roy Elam and Tony Howe are two of the badass creative geniuses behind San Diego's rustic comfort-food restaurant, Donna Jean. From sauces to doughs and everything in between, Roy, Tony and the rest of the staff make everything in house.

On Episode 42, Roy talked all about where the concept of Donna Jean came from, and his inspiration behind it.

In this episode, Roy and Tony talk about the concept behind Donna Jean and how they've managed to get more people eating more vegetables. They also explain a bit about fermentation; what it is, why they do it, and how they're combating food waste with it!

Website: https://donnajeanrestaurant.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/donnajeanofficial/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/donnajeanofficial/

Pizza Class (Jan 14th, 2020), to reserve a spot, email: donnajeansd@gmail.com

References:
The Noma Guide to Fermentation: https://www.amazon.com/Noma-Guide-Fermentation-lacto-ferments-Foundations/dp/1579657184
JR Organics: https://www.jrorganicsfarm.com/
San Diego Tempeh: https://www.sandiegotempeh.com/
Santa Monica Farmer's Market: https://www.smgov.net/portals/farmersmarket/
Central Milling Company: https://centralmilling.com/
Veg'n Out: https://vegnoutsd.threadless.com/

212: Eco-Detectives

212: Eco-Detectives

Lacie Ward and Hannah Elauria are the two best friends, turned business partners who co-founded the local San Diego brand, Lum A Terra, which focuses on supporting brands who are socially conscious and attempting to "light the world."

In this podcast, Lacie and Hannah share some staggering facts about the fashion industry, and offer a few tips on how we can be more eco-conscious with our clothing.

Plus, stay tuned, because we decided to record a few minutes of a LIVE podcast at their Sip & Swap event at EVE Encinitas.

Website: https://www.lumaterramedia.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lum.a.terra/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LumATerraMedia/

References:
Ecosia: https://www.ecosia.org/?c=en
Tanks Good News: https://tanksgoodnews.com/
Live Kindly: https://www.livekindly.co/

6: Homestead Solana Beach

6: Homestead Solana Beach

Meet Jamie and Marie, a dynamic couple who have built great businesses based on their belief that good food should be humble and comforting. These two are firmly committed to sourcing great ingredients, and letting those ingredients shine by “getting out of their way.” Learn about this team’s journey from event planners to caterers to restaurateurs, as they raised a family and stayed true to their core values about food.

http://www.instagram.com/homesteadsolanabeach
https://www.homesteadsolanabeach.com/

5: Changing Tides with Becky Mendoza

5: Changing Tides with Becky Mendoza

Meet the co-founder and Executive Director of Changing Tides, a group of adventurous female change-makers that team up with local organizations globally to raise awareness and address social, environmental, health and safety concerns. In this episode Becky talks about her evolution as an advocate and shares tips for a zero-waste lifestyle that are easy and accessible to all. She also shares about her work with The Community Compost Movement, and gives us the scoop on how we can compost at home! Huge thanks to Becky Mendoza for taking the time to tell this inspiring story!

@actionsportslaw
@changingtidesfoundation
http://www.changingtidesfoundation.org

208: Kill Racing, Not Horses!

208: Kill Racing, Not Horses!

Ellen Ericksen has been fighting for the animals for as long as she can remember. Although she participates in many anti-cruelty events, one of her biggest passions is protesting Del Mar's Racetrack.

Ellen:
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ellen.ericksen
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passionatevegan/

References:
Horse Racing Wrongs: https://horseracingwrongs.org/
SB-469: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB469
CA-Prop-2: http://cagefreeca.com/
Nat Geo - Why Horseracing is so Dangerous: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/05/horse-racing-risks-deaths-sport/
Forbes - Racing Industry Silent About Slaughtered Thoroughbreds: https://www.forbes.com/sites/vickeryeckhoff/2011/11/29/racing-industry-silent-about-slaughtered-thoroughbreds/#4da6d5791bd6

Previous Episodes with Ellen: 88, 94, 156, 174

 


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