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ECO CHIC

Laura E Diez

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ECO CHIC
ECO CHIC

ECO CHIC

Laura E Diez

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Practical science + sustainability!! Environmentalism for everyone!!

Latest Episodes

79: Healthier, Happier Periods: Sustainable Menstrual Options + Supporting Your Fertility

April Davis of The Vagina Blog joins up today to talk about all things menstruation! We’re discussing all of your options for period products – health benefits, reusable versus disposable, and encouraging you to find what works best for your body. April is also discussing fertility, and how we can support our cycle all month long. Other episodes mentioned are Episode 24 on menstrual cups + Episode 48 on sexual health products. Chat with me!! @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez Find April at http://thevaginablog.com + @thevaginablog Products recommended: * O.b. applicator-less tampons * Dot Cup (featured on Episode 24, listen here!)* Smartliners reusable pads + liners – use code “ecochic” for 15% off! Books recommended: * The Happy Hormone Guide* Beyond The Pill * Period Repair Manual* Taking Charge of Your Fertility

38 MIN1 days ago
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79: Healthier, Happier Periods: Sustainable Menstrual Options + Supporting Your Fertility

78: Pets + The Planet

We’re talking about your dog’s environmental impact today. Let’s chat about poop bags: are they really biodegradable? We’re also addressing the age-old question of whether or not your dog should be a vegetarian. Plus, we’re talking about the best options for toys and beds that will last. Thank you to all listeners that gave recommendations to share on this episode! Connect with us on instagram, @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez Items mentioned: * BioBag (compostable doggie bags)* Nylon bag (zero waste bags)* SERTA CertiPUR pet beds* Natural Balance Vegetarian

10 MIN1 weeks ago
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78: Pets + The Planet

77: Plastic: What’s The Big Deal?

Plastic isn’t inherently “bad”… but what we’re doing with it definitely is! We’re talking today about where plastic comes from and how it ends up in your drinking water (and food!). Is recycling a good option? What’s wrong with those “eco” plastic water bottles? Plus, we’re touching on the environmental and health impacts of Styrofoam. Lots of good tidbits to help you educate and encourage your friends to join the plastic-free movement. Email me if you would be interested in taking a survey for a new ECO CHIC project!! Just write “survey” in the email subject line, laura@lauraediez.com Connect with me on instagram, @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez

13 MIN2 weeks ago
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77: Plastic: What’s The Big Deal?

76: E-Scooter Share Programs: Friend or Foe?

Scooters are popping up on streets across the world… big cities, campuses, and coming to just about everywhere in between. E-scooter share programs are selling the idea of the “last mile ride,” but we’re breaking down why they’re not quite living up to that promise. On this episode, we’re talking about policy concerns, emissions, but also how e-scooters could definitely serve as a climate action tool in the future. Connect with me @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez

13 MIN3 weeks ago
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76: E-Scooter Share Programs: Friend or Foe?

75: When A Fast Fashion Brand Steals From A Creator; Sustainable Swimwear; Quality Over Quantity | JetSet Christina, Watercolors Swim

We are diving deep today with Christina Vidal of JetSet Christina + Watercolors Swim! She’s explaining the intricate process of creating a swimwear line, and how a smaller fashion brand really operates. We also discuss the true meaning of “sustainability” in the fashion industry. Plus, Christina shares her experience of having fast fashion giant, Zara, steal one of her designs. We’re chatting about waste, consumer responsibility in America versus Bali, and ensuring passion throughout a supply chain. Connect with me on instagram, @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez Read jetsetchristina.com (here is the blog post I keep referring to!) + follow on her instagram, @watercolorsswim +@jetsetchristina

45 MINSEP 13
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75: When A Fast Fashion Brand Steals From A Creator; Sustainable Swimwear; Quality Over Quantity | JetSet Christina, Watercolors Swim

74: Eating Locally, Regenerative Agriculture, + Empowerment Through Food | Local Roots NYC

The local food movement is gaining popularity, and we’re here for it! We’re chatting today with Wen-Jay Ying of Local Roots NYC, a CSA in New York City. We’re discussing how regenerative agriculture supports our long-term ability to farm (and why the time is now to make a change!). Plus, we learn the value of supporting local farms both for your environmental footprint and your personal health. Your food choices are the easiest, most impactful way to lessen your impact on the planet – and we totally have the power to make a difference. Find Local Roots NYC online or on instagram Connect with me!! On instagram @ecochicpodcast or @lauraediez

31 MINSEP 4
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74: Eating Locally, Regenerative Agriculture, + Empowerment Through Food | Local Roots NYC

Amazon Rainforest Fires, Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know

The Amazon Rainforest has been burning for three weeks largely due to deforestation for cattle ranching. This episode is a special report on the current situation: how the fires began, why this emergency will accelerate climate change, + what you can do. We are explaining deforestation, carbon sinks, and current climate science predictions for global temperature thresholds. Statistics shared today are collected from BBC and CNN. Organizations to donate to, helping protect the Amazon (bottom of the article has a good list!) The latest IPCC Special Report, Climate Change and Land Episodes, if you’d like to learn more about today’s topics: * 69: What is the Carbon Budget?* 66: 5 Ways to Eat A More Plant-Based Diet* 46: 10 Foods to Stop Buying and Start Making with Your Food Scraps* 3: What’s The Beef?* 9: The Compost Convo Chat with me on insta – @ecochicpodcast / @lauraediez or email me at laura@lauraediez.com

10 MINAUG 23
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Amazon Rainforest Fires, Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know

73: Am I Truly Eco Chic?

Honesty hour: I sometimes struggle my to balance my environmental lifestyle + “regular” millennial culture. Today, I’m sharing a couple of tidbits from my life + internal conflicts around vegan leather handbags, introducing myself as an environmentalist, and when bringing your own metal straw is nonnegotiable. This episode is the first of a few more personal episodes I’d like to share – opening up the conversation around our collective concerns + conflicts with becoming truly ECO CHIC. Listen to Episode 16 with Ashlee Piper here Connect with me on instagram, @ecochicpodcast / @lauraediez (I would love your feedback!)

13 MINAUG 19
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73: Am I Truly Eco Chic?

72: The Value of Immersive Environmental Education | 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 MINAUG 14
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72: The Value of Immersive Environmental Education | 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 MINJUL 31
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71: How to Recycle Almost Anything

Latest Episodes

79: Healthier, Happier Periods: Sustainable Menstrual Options + Supporting Your Fertility

April Davis of The Vagina Blog joins up today to talk about all things menstruation! We’re discussing all of your options for period products – health benefits, reusable versus disposable, and encouraging you to find what works best for your body. April is also discussing fertility, and how we can support our cycle all month long. Other episodes mentioned are Episode 24 on menstrual cups + Episode 48 on sexual health products. Chat with me!! @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez Find April at http://thevaginablog.com + @thevaginablog Products recommended: * O.b. applicator-less tampons * Dot Cup (featured on Episode 24, listen here!)* Smartliners reusable pads + liners – use code “ecochic” for 15% off! Books recommended: * The Happy Hormone Guide* Beyond The Pill * Period Repair Manual* Taking Charge of Your Fertility

38 MIN1 days ago
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79: Healthier, Happier Periods: Sustainable Menstrual Options + Supporting Your Fertility

78: Pets + The Planet

We’re talking about your dog’s environmental impact today. Let’s chat about poop bags: are they really biodegradable? We’re also addressing the age-old question of whether or not your dog should be a vegetarian. Plus, we’re talking about the best options for toys and beds that will last. Thank you to all listeners that gave recommendations to share on this episode! Connect with us on instagram, @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez Items mentioned: * BioBag (compostable doggie bags)* Nylon bag (zero waste bags)* SERTA CertiPUR pet beds* Natural Balance Vegetarian

10 MIN1 weeks ago
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78: Pets + The Planet

77: Plastic: What’s The Big Deal?

Plastic isn’t inherently “bad”… but what we’re doing with it definitely is! We’re talking today about where plastic comes from and how it ends up in your drinking water (and food!). Is recycling a good option? What’s wrong with those “eco” plastic water bottles? Plus, we’re touching on the environmental and health impacts of Styrofoam. Lots of good tidbits to help you educate and encourage your friends to join the plastic-free movement. Email me if you would be interested in taking a survey for a new ECO CHIC project!! Just write “survey” in the email subject line, laura@lauraediez.com Connect with me on instagram, @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez

13 MIN2 weeks ago
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77: Plastic: What’s The Big Deal?

76: E-Scooter Share Programs: Friend or Foe?

Scooters are popping up on streets across the world… big cities, campuses, and coming to just about everywhere in between. E-scooter share programs are selling the idea of the “last mile ride,” but we’re breaking down why they’re not quite living up to that promise. On this episode, we’re talking about policy concerns, emissions, but also how e-scooters could definitely serve as a climate action tool in the future. Connect with me @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez

13 MIN3 weeks ago
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76: E-Scooter Share Programs: Friend or Foe?

75: When A Fast Fashion Brand Steals From A Creator; Sustainable Swimwear; Quality Over Quantity | JetSet Christina, Watercolors Swim

We are diving deep today with Christina Vidal of JetSet Christina + Watercolors Swim! She’s explaining the intricate process of creating a swimwear line, and how a smaller fashion brand really operates. We also discuss the true meaning of “sustainability” in the fashion industry. Plus, Christina shares her experience of having fast fashion giant, Zara, steal one of her designs. We’re chatting about waste, consumer responsibility in America versus Bali, and ensuring passion throughout a supply chain. Connect with me on instagram, @ecochicpodcast + @lauraediez Read jetsetchristina.com (here is the blog post I keep referring to!) + follow on her instagram, @watercolorsswim +@jetsetchristina

45 MINSEP 13
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75: When A Fast Fashion Brand Steals From A Creator; Sustainable Swimwear; Quality Over Quantity | JetSet Christina, Watercolors Swim

74: Eating Locally, Regenerative Agriculture, + Empowerment Through Food | Local Roots NYC

The local food movement is gaining popularity, and we’re here for it! We’re chatting today with Wen-Jay Ying of Local Roots NYC, a CSA in New York City. We’re discussing how regenerative agriculture supports our long-term ability to farm (and why the time is now to make a change!). Plus, we learn the value of supporting local farms both for your environmental footprint and your personal health. Your food choices are the easiest, most impactful way to lessen your impact on the planet – and we totally have the power to make a difference. Find Local Roots NYC online or on instagram Connect with me!! On instagram @ecochicpodcast or @lauraediez

31 MINSEP 4
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74: Eating Locally, Regenerative Agriculture, + Empowerment Through Food | Local Roots NYC

Amazon Rainforest Fires, Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know

The Amazon Rainforest has been burning for three weeks largely due to deforestation for cattle ranching. This episode is a special report on the current situation: how the fires began, why this emergency will accelerate climate change, + what you can do. We are explaining deforestation, carbon sinks, and current climate science predictions for global temperature thresholds. Statistics shared today are collected from BBC and CNN. Organizations to donate to, helping protect the Amazon (bottom of the article has a good list!) The latest IPCC Special Report, Climate Change and Land Episodes, if you’d like to learn more about today’s topics: * 69: What is the Carbon Budget?* 66: 5 Ways to Eat A More Plant-Based Diet* 46: 10 Foods to Stop Buying and Start Making with Your Food Scraps* 3: What’s The Beef?* 9: The Compost Convo Chat with me on insta – @ecochicpodcast / @lauraediez or email me at laura@lauraediez.com

10 MINAUG 23
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Amazon Rainforest Fires, Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know

73: Am I Truly Eco Chic?

Honesty hour: I sometimes struggle my to balance my environmental lifestyle + “regular” millennial culture. Today, I’m sharing a couple of tidbits from my life + internal conflicts around vegan leather handbags, introducing myself as an environmentalist, and when bringing your own metal straw is nonnegotiable. This episode is the first of a few more personal episodes I’d like to share – opening up the conversation around our collective concerns + conflicts with becoming truly ECO CHIC. Listen to Episode 16 with Ashlee Piper here Connect with me on instagram, @ecochicpodcast / @lauraediez (I would love your feedback!)

13 MINAUG 19
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73: Am I Truly Eco Chic?

72: The Value of Immersive Environmental Education | 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 MINAUG 14
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72: The Value of Immersive Environmental Education | 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 MINJUL 31
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71: How to Recycle Almost Anything