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The Ecopreneur Show

24 EpisodesProduced by Vanina HowanWebsite

Vanina and her guests share positives stories and tips to inspire your sustainable business and lifestyle. Guests range from entrepreneurs in sustainability, business owners, and leaders in zero waste, sustainable fashion, and plant based living. We have conversations from career to personal advice,… read more

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24 Jhánneu // Building A Personal Brand

September 8th, 2020


This episode is perfect for the ecopreneur who wants to know: 

- how to build a personal brand in sustainability 

- how to collaborate and work with …

23 Leyla Acaroglu // Advice from A Serial Entrepreneur in Sustainability

August 25th, 2020


If you're an ecopreneur wondering how to take a new idea in sustainability and learn how to make a viable business out of it or a multi-passionate …

22 Queer Brown Vegan // Making environmental education accessible + Creating safe spaces

August 11th, 2020


This episode is for ecopreneurs that wants to learn more about climate justice, how to be transparent as an environmentalist, and create honest + safe spaces.  

Isaias Hernandez is the creator of Queer Brown Vegan where …

21 Tonle // How to move forward in a complex world

July 14th, 2020


If you’re trying to figure out how to move forward even though so many of our current systems are complex.This episode is all about ways to navigate these systems, and in this case it’s the fashion industry.

A couple …

20 Special Ep // How 7 Ecopreneurs Are Taking Action for the Black Lives Matter Movement

June 30th, 2020


Welcome to a special episode for the Black Lives Matter Movement. If you're looking for some ideas and inspiration on how you can take action for the Black Lives Matter Movement as an ecopreneur then this is the episode …

19 Final // Reusable products that reduce the need for single-use products

June 23rd, 2020


This week's episode is with Emma Cohen, the founder of Final, whose whole mission is to create reusable product that reduce the need for single use …

18 Ma Wovens // Create a Conscious and Ethical Company

June 16th, 2020


Hey ecopreneurs! I've decided to release this episode because it talks about importance of workers rights. That most of our clothes and products are made in factories where workers' rights are limited or non-existent.

17 Blue Daisi Consulting / / Black Lives Matter + Sustainable Business

June 9th, 2020


Want to learn more about intersectional environmentalism + how you can take action as an ecopreneur for the Black Lives Matter Movement then this is episode for you! 

In this episode I sat down with Moji Igun of Blue …

16 Albatross // Shaving the World from Plastic

May 26th, 2020


Did you know that 2 billion plastic razors are thrown away every year in the US alone?  In the episode I sat down with Andrew LaCenere, the founder …

15 Simply by Christine // How to Build a Business Around Sustainable Living

May 12th, 2020


Every wondered how to to build a business around your sustainable lifestyle? Then this the episode for you! 

This week I hung out with with Christine also know as the well known blogger + youtuber Simply by Christine. …

14 Filljoy // An Easier Way To Shop Zero Waste

April 28th, 2020


NOTE: This episode was recorded before COVID-19.

In this episode I hung out with with Derrick Chao, the founder of Filljoy: whose mission is to reduce single-use plastic, packaging and product waste in retail …

13 Closed Loop Cooking // Food Media Platform Focused On Reducing Food Waste

April 14th, 2020


NOTE: This episode was recorded before COVID-19. 

In this episode I hung out with with Hawnuh Lee the founder / designer / illustrator behind Closed Loop Cooking, a food media platform focused on reducing food waste and …

12 Conscious by Chloé // How To Start A Sustainable Blog Part 2

March 31st, 2020


This is part 2 for the ecopreneur that wants to start a sustainable blog, create community, or learn more about slow fashion!

In this episode, I interviewed Chloe, also known as Conscious by Chloe. We talk about slow …

11 Zero Waste Wisdom // How To Start A Sustainable Blog Part 1

March 17th, 2020


This is part 1 for the ecopreneur that wants to start a sustainable blog, running workshops, or be a sustainable public speaker! 

 In this episode, I went to Seattle to interview my good friend, Jenica, the owner of …

10 Scoop Marketplace // How To Start A Zero Waste Grocery Store

March 3rd, 2020


If you're an ecopreneur thats interested in how to start a zero grocery store or already is running one, then this is the episode for you! This week, I interviewed Stephanie Lentz, the founder of Scoop Marketplace, one …

09 Good Intent // How To Create Meaningful Content

February 17th, 2020


Every wondered how to create authentic and meaningful content? In the episode I interviewed, Alex, the co-founder of Good Intent, an online resource …

08 Recycling Advocates and BPI // Achieving Triple Bottom Line Performance

February 4th, 2020


This week, I interviewed Brion Hurley, the founder of Business Performance Improvement, where they help businesses and organizations achieve “triple bottom line” performance using Lean and Six Sigma. He's also the …

07 Hidden Opulence // Alterations Service Specializing In Upcycling and Mending

January 21st, 2020


This week, I interviewed Drea Johnson, the founder of Hidden Opulence, an alterations service specializing in upcycling, mending and tailoring and …

06 Fernweh // Low Waste + Plant-based Outdoor Food Company

January 7th, 2020


In this episode, I interviewed, Ashley Lance, the founder of Fernweh, where they make plant-based dehydrated meals and snacks for the everyday adventurer. The packaging is reusable or low waste and they work with local …

05: James Recycling // Becoming An Everyday Hero

November 19th, 2019


Say Hi to James' Recycling. a pick up service that recycles what curbside pick-up won’t.

At the age of 4,James Harris, was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. James soon found his passion in …

04: GO Box // Creating A Business That Eliminates Single Use

November 5th, 2019


Jocelyn Gaudi Quarrell is the owner of GO Box, a reusable takeout food and drinkware service working to eliminate the need for single use plastic disposables. After spending nearly a decade working on sustainable …

03: Make A Positive Impact Starting With Yourself

October 22nd, 2019


In this episode I sat down with Cayla Pruett, also known as Minimal Millennial. 


Cayla has dedicated her life to helping educate and inspire others to engage in the fight for a cleaner, healthier, more just planet. …

02: Taking the Leap

October 8th, 2019


This week I hung out with Lee Ann Moyer, the owner of Frigg’s Mercantile and Make + Take Studio, a DIY space in North Portland, where you can learn …

01: Starting A Zero Waste Pop-Up

September 27th, 2019


Nadine and Rebecca are the owners of Utility, Portland's first zero waste pop-up.

They sell high-quality, earth-friendly home and body care products …

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