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ECO CHIC

Laura E Diez

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ECO CHIC
ECO CHIC

ECO CHIC

Laura E Diez

23
Followers
126
Plays
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Practical science + sustainability!! Environmentalism for everyone!!

Latest Episodes

72: The Value of Immersive Environmental Education; with CJ Casey + The Green Program

Tis the season for education, career shifts, and even back-to-school fever for those of us out in the workplace. Today, we’re speaking about the value of short-term, immersive experiences to build on your environmental education. Whether you are looking to dive deeper into your passions or learn about a totally new topic, there is plenty to gain from field stations, programs abroad, or bootcamp-style institutes. We are specifically today discussing our personal times at: * The Green Program (through which CJ went to Iceland); learn about CJ’s scholarship program here * Highlands Biological Station (but also mention Flathead Lake Biological Station and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute)* University of Illinois – Chicago’s Summer Institute for Sustainability and Energy * WWOOF, World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms Connect with CJ at @cjcasey3320 on Twitter + Instagram Listen to Episode 58, Careers in Climate Hang out with me on insta! @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez

54 MIN5 days ago
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72: The Value of Immersive Environmental Education; with CJ Casey + The Green Program

71: How to Recycle Almost Anything

Recycling incorrectly can be just as harmful as not recycling at all! However, recycling properly can be challenging based on where you live or what you’re disposing of. While every area may have different regulations around their specific acceptable items, we’re discussing things you should always recycle, plus programs for your hard-to-recycle items, like contact lens packaging and toothpaste tubes. We also chat about the importance of personal care product take-back programs and dispel myths about what bathroom items can’t be diverted from a landfill. While we should be focused on reducing and reusing, correct and effective recycling should also be a priority. Previous episodes mentioned: Episode 64, Dating Sustainably: Chic Chats; Episode 67, The World’s First Totally Zero Waste Makeup Palette; Episode 9, The Compost Convo Learn more about TerraCycle here Learn more about E-Steward here Check out Greenpeace’s electronics report card + EPEAT here

30 MIN2 weeks ago
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71: How to Recycle Almost Anything

70: Sustainability Abroad + Cultural Barriers to Environmentalism: Chic Chats

Our second Chic Chats call-in episode! Today, we’re speaking with four women about their experiences with environmental lifestyles around the world: Celine from Germany, Lynn in South Korea, Marley in Uganda, and Jainan in China. We’re discussing national policies and location-specific challenges, plus coming to terms with things like family and social norms. Pollution, food, recycling, and so much more! This episode is one of my favorites yet, because it is so full of personal knowledge and relatable stories. Follow along @ecochicpodcast (or my personal page, @lauraediez), and email me at laura@lauraediez.com

60 MIN3 weeks ago
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70: Sustainability Abroad + Cultural Barriers to Environmentalism: Chic Chats

69: What is the Carbon Budget?

We’re breaking down the elusive “carbon budget” – what is really means, and what it will take to keep our planet within reasonable levels of warming. Between the promise of shiny technologies and human habits, we’re talking about limiting emissions with the current reality of a climate crisis. Connect with me @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez on instagram. I’d love to send you stickers!

13 MINJUL 10
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69: What is the Carbon Budget?

68: Eco Sheets: Sleeping Sustainably

Silk sheets are totally having a moment, and cotton is a classic … but both of these options problematic! Today we’re chatting with Phoebe and Kat of Ettitude, a bamboo lyocell bedding company. Bamboo is an environmental superstar, requiring minimal resources and causing no animal harm. We spend one-third of our lives asleep … and Ettitude sheets are a super luxurious vegan option for that huge portion of your life! We’re also talking about ethical factory standards and the importance of educating women. Use the code ECOCHIC of 15% off at ettitude.com or ettitude.com.au Follow along at @ecochicpodcast or @lauraediez, or online at lauraediez.com

31 MINJUL 3
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68: Eco Sheets: Sleeping Sustainably

67: The World’s First Totally Zero Waste Makeup Palette

Sustainable, non-toxic, inspiring makeup – let’s discuss! Today, we’re chatting with Tiila Abbitt of Aether Beauty, the brand behind the world’s first zero waste makeup palette. Tiila served as the Head of Product Development for Sephora, which led her to create a truly clean eyeshadow collection. She talks about her background in the beauty industry and challenges of creating a zero waste consumer product. I was especially interested to learn about how crystal can actually benefit your skin, and the pros to lab-grown mica. Let’s connect – @ecochicpodcast / @lauraediez on instagram, and online at lauraediez.com Find Aether Beauty online at aetherbeautyco.com, @aetherbeautyco + a variety of big-name stores.

22 MINJUN 27
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67: The World’s First Totally Zero Waste Makeup Palette

66: 5 Ways To Eat A More Plant-Based Diet

Plant-based diets are actually the most impactful personal climate change solution you can make. We’re talking today about five easy ways to transition into a more plant-based diet, little by little – you don’t have to be totally vegan overnight! First, let’s discuss two major food groups you can reassess, and then we’ll get into three key ingredients you can incorporate into your meals as animal product replacements. Today’s episode is full of simple recipe ideas and encouragement for you to start taking the next steps for lightening your environmental footprint. Connect with me – @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez, and on lauraediez.com Linked here is the B12 supplement spray I mentioned!

17 MINJUN 19
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66: 5 Ways To Eat A More Plant-Based Diet

65: Transportation Tech Solutions to Climate Change

Transportation is a *massive* source of global greenhouse gas emissions. Today, we’re going over some ways that innovation and up-and-coming ideas are making our travel more efficient. We’re diving deep into why a typical gasoline-powered car doesn’t make a lot of sense, how hyperloop could totally change public transportation, + where there is still plenty of work to be done. Explore more solutions/research here Connect with me!! Find us on Instagram, @ecochicpodcast or @lauraediez + connect via email through lauraediez.com

14 MINJUN 12
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65: Transportation Tech Solutions to Climate Change

64: Dating Sustainably: Chic Chats

Our first call-in episode! Today, we’re talking with FIVE friends of ECO CHIC all about their experiences dating as someone making eco-conscious lifestyle choices. We discuss how living low-waste, plant-based, or just environmentally aware can influence romantic relationships. Each guest lives a little differently from one another, so it is really eye opening to understand how we can date while still keeping true to our values. Leave a rating/review to enter our giveaway for reusable produce bags! Simply send a screenshot of your review to @ecochicpodcast on instagram or via email to hello@lauraediez.com Let’s chat! Find me on instagram @ecochicpodcast or @lauraediez. Send emails to laura@lauraediez.com. Plus, we have stickers again! Reach out if you’d like to receive one.

55 MINJUN 4
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64: Dating Sustainably: Chic Chats

63: Lab Grown Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend

The diamond industry is dirty, corrupt, and arguably super outdated. Diamonds are simply compressed carbon – and technology has caught up with nature to alleviate some of the adverse effects of mining. Today, we are sitting down with Anna-Mieke Anderson of MiaDonna & Co. and The Greener Diamond Foundation. We’re discussing how the technology of growing diamonds in a lab facility has actually surpassed the quality of stones we can find in nature, and how historically oppressed communities can be revitalized through sustainable investments. Connect! – @ecochicpodcast or @lauraediez, and via email on lauraediez.com. Leave a rating/review on iTunes to enter the giveaway for a set of reusable produce bags; just send a screenshot via DM to @ecochicpodcast or via email to hello@lauraediez.com

27 MINMAY 29
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63: Lab Grown Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend

Latest Episodes

72: The Value of Immersive Environmental Education; with CJ Casey + The Green Program

Tis the season for education, career shifts, and even back-to-school fever for those of us out in the workplace. Today, we’re speaking about the value of short-term, immersive experiences to build on your environmental education. Whether you are looking to dive deeper into your passions or learn about a totally new topic, there is plenty to gain from field stations, programs abroad, or bootcamp-style institutes. We are specifically today discussing our personal times at: * The Green Program (through which CJ went to Iceland); learn about CJ’s scholarship program here * Highlands Biological Station (but also mention Flathead Lake Biological Station and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute)* University of Illinois – Chicago’s Summer Institute for Sustainability and Energy * WWOOF, World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms Connect with CJ at @cjcasey3320 on Twitter + Instagram Listen to Episode 58, Careers in Climate Hang out with me on insta! @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez

54 MIN5 days ago
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72: The Value of Immersive Environmental Education; with CJ Casey + The Green Program

71: How to Recycle Almost Anything

Recycling incorrectly can be just as harmful as not recycling at all! However, recycling properly can be challenging based on where you live or what you’re disposing of. While every area may have different regulations around their specific acceptable items, we’re discussing things you should always recycle, plus programs for your hard-to-recycle items, like contact lens packaging and toothpaste tubes. We also chat about the importance of personal care product take-back programs and dispel myths about what bathroom items can’t be diverted from a landfill. While we should be focused on reducing and reusing, correct and effective recycling should also be a priority. Previous episodes mentioned: Episode 64, Dating Sustainably: Chic Chats; Episode 67, The World’s First Totally Zero Waste Makeup Palette; Episode 9, The Compost Convo Learn more about TerraCycle here Learn more about E-Steward here Check out Greenpeace’s electronics report card + EPEAT here

30 MIN2 weeks ago
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71: How to Recycle Almost Anything

70: Sustainability Abroad + Cultural Barriers to Environmentalism: Chic Chats

Our second Chic Chats call-in episode! Today, we’re speaking with four women about their experiences with environmental lifestyles around the world: Celine from Germany, Lynn in South Korea, Marley in Uganda, and Jainan in China. We’re discussing national policies and location-specific challenges, plus coming to terms with things like family and social norms. Pollution, food, recycling, and so much more! This episode is one of my favorites yet, because it is so full of personal knowledge and relatable stories. Follow along @ecochicpodcast (or my personal page, @lauraediez), and email me at laura@lauraediez.com

60 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
70: Sustainability Abroad + Cultural Barriers to Environmentalism: Chic Chats

69: What is the Carbon Budget?

We’re breaking down the elusive “carbon budget” – what is really means, and what it will take to keep our planet within reasonable levels of warming. Between the promise of shiny technologies and human habits, we’re talking about limiting emissions with the current reality of a climate crisis. Connect with me @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez on instagram. I’d love to send you stickers!

13 MINJUL 10
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69: What is the Carbon Budget?

68: Eco Sheets: Sleeping Sustainably

Silk sheets are totally having a moment, and cotton is a classic … but both of these options problematic! Today we’re chatting with Phoebe and Kat of Ettitude, a bamboo lyocell bedding company. Bamboo is an environmental superstar, requiring minimal resources and causing no animal harm. We spend one-third of our lives asleep … and Ettitude sheets are a super luxurious vegan option for that huge portion of your life! We’re also talking about ethical factory standards and the importance of educating women. Use the code ECOCHIC of 15% off at ettitude.com or ettitude.com.au Follow along at @ecochicpodcast or @lauraediez, or online at lauraediez.com

31 MINJUL 3
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68: Eco Sheets: Sleeping Sustainably

67: The World’s First Totally Zero Waste Makeup Palette

Sustainable, non-toxic, inspiring makeup – let’s discuss! Today, we’re chatting with Tiila Abbitt of Aether Beauty, the brand behind the world’s first zero waste makeup palette. Tiila served as the Head of Product Development for Sephora, which led her to create a truly clean eyeshadow collection. She talks about her background in the beauty industry and challenges of creating a zero waste consumer product. I was especially interested to learn about how crystal can actually benefit your skin, and the pros to lab-grown mica. Let’s connect – @ecochicpodcast / @lauraediez on instagram, and online at lauraediez.com Find Aether Beauty online at aetherbeautyco.com, @aetherbeautyco + a variety of big-name stores.

22 MINJUN 27
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67: The World’s First Totally Zero Waste Makeup Palette

66: 5 Ways To Eat A More Plant-Based Diet

Plant-based diets are actually the most impactful personal climate change solution you can make. We’re talking today about five easy ways to transition into a more plant-based diet, little by little – you don’t have to be totally vegan overnight! First, let’s discuss two major food groups you can reassess, and then we’ll get into three key ingredients you can incorporate into your meals as animal product replacements. Today’s episode is full of simple recipe ideas and encouragement for you to start taking the next steps for lightening your environmental footprint. Connect with me – @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez, and on lauraediez.com Linked here is the B12 supplement spray I mentioned!

17 MINJUN 19
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66: 5 Ways To Eat A More Plant-Based Diet

65: Transportation Tech Solutions to Climate Change

Transportation is a *massive* source of global greenhouse gas emissions. Today, we’re going over some ways that innovation and up-and-coming ideas are making our travel more efficient. We’re diving deep into why a typical gasoline-powered car doesn’t make a lot of sense, how hyperloop could totally change public transportation, + where there is still plenty of work to be done. Explore more solutions/research here Connect with me!! Find us on Instagram, @ecochicpodcast or @lauraediez + connect via email through lauraediez.com

14 MINJUN 12
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65: Transportation Tech Solutions to Climate Change

64: Dating Sustainably: Chic Chats

Our first call-in episode! Today, we’re talking with FIVE friends of ECO CHIC all about their experiences dating as someone making eco-conscious lifestyle choices. We discuss how living low-waste, plant-based, or just environmentally aware can influence romantic relationships. Each guest lives a little differently from one another, so it is really eye opening to understand how we can date while still keeping true to our values. Leave a rating/review to enter our giveaway for reusable produce bags! Simply send a screenshot of your review to @ecochicpodcast on instagram or via email to hello@lauraediez.com Let’s chat! Find me on instagram @ecochicpodcast or @lauraediez. Send emails to laura@lauraediez.com. Plus, we have stickers again! Reach out if you’d like to receive one.

55 MINJUN 4
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64: Dating Sustainably: Chic Chats

63: Lab Grown Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend

The diamond industry is dirty, corrupt, and arguably super outdated. Diamonds are simply compressed carbon – and technology has caught up with nature to alleviate some of the adverse effects of mining. Today, we are sitting down with Anna-Mieke Anderson of MiaDonna & Co. and The Greener Diamond Foundation. We’re discussing how the technology of growing diamonds in a lab facility has actually surpassed the quality of stones we can find in nature, and how historically oppressed communities can be revitalized through sustainable investments. Connect! – @ecochicpodcast or @lauraediez, and via email on lauraediez.com. Leave a rating/review on iTunes to enter the giveaway for a set of reusable produce bags; just send a screenshot via DM to @ecochicpodcast or via email to hello@lauraediez.com

27 MINMAY 29
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63: Lab Grown Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend

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