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Ten Most Thought-Provoking Podcasts for Eco-Friendly Contractors




Are you serious about being a sustainable contractor? It is important to know about the different eco-friendly building practices that you can follow. However, understanding sustainable building practices alone won’t help much if you don’t have a context of the benefits of those processes or the desires of your customers.

Knowing as much about sustainability will really give you an edge as a sustainable building professional. One way that you can educate yourself more is by learning about sustainability in general by following the right podcasts.

Sustainable Podcasts Can Be Great for People in the Green Building Profession

With the climate crisis threatening our survival, sustainable living is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. We need to become better and smarter when it comes to green living. How can we learn more about sustainable living when we have little time? The answer can be found in green living and sustainability podcasts.

These podcasts cover everything from simple eco-living tips to discussions about major advances in sustainability. Easy to listen to while commuting or while doing work in the office, these top ten sustainability podcasts are sure to inspire you towards a greener lifestyle.

1. The Minimalists

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus host this widely popular podcast. The duo broadcasts one of the highest-ranking podcasts on all of iTunes, The Minimalists Podcast. Listeners can enjoy episodes covering how minimalism can fit into all aspects of their life with a little commitment and relative ease.

2. Sustainababble

This podcast is what happens when well-researched topics in sustainability meets improv comedy. “Ol and Dave,” tackle current environmental news, all while making it easily accessible in a conversational tone and friendly British accent. ‘They look at the real sustainability issues without all the PR spin, making Sustainababble a must listen’ says Nancy Schmitt, a writer at Assignment Help.

3. Drilled

If you are interested in the oppositions arguments, the climate denialism movement, then this podcast is for you. The story is told in the style of extremely popular gritty true crime podcasts. Drilled is an intense show, but it’s also a gripping listen that’s well worth it.

You can learn a lot from this podcast if you want to learn about sustainable building or other environmental topics.

4. Sustainability Defined

If you are new to the subject of sustainability, then this podcast has you covered. Each episode explores one part of sustainability through an educational lens. Sustainability Defined is worth a listen to fill any gaps of knowledge you might have.

5. The Green Divas

The Green Divas, a weekly radio show, approaches green issues in a humorous, low-stress way. Hosted by Megan McWilliams, the podcast covers current events, interviews, green living tips, and environmental concerns, as well as social justice and health and how it impacts sustainability and the environment.

6. Good + Social

The Good + Social Podcast explores the stories behind innovators, entrepreneurs, and activists who are changing their industries for better. Look behind the scenes at the creative ways these interviewees are turning the traditional system on its head.  If you are looking to create your own social impact business or just learn about others, this podcast is a good choice.

7. Brown Girl Green

Brown Girl Green addresses the intersections of media, diversity, and environmentalism. Through interviews with leaders and advocates, the conversations focus on inclusion and climate crisis solutions. Listeners can learn about using their personal finance for environmentally conscious spending to cultivating joy in an overwhelming world.

8. Conscious Chatter

Conscious Chatter is a podcast committed to discussing sustainable fashion and the global garment supply chain. Hosted by Kestrel Jenkins, a long-time advocate for sustainability ‘Conscious Chatter is about cultivating conversation and asking tough questions, such as: Where are my clothes made? What are they made of? And most importantly, who made them?’ explains Mark Milican, an expert at Bigassignments. Listeners can expect to hear from experts in the industry, including Marci Zaroff, Javier Goyeneche, and Christy Dawn, among others.

9. A Sustainable Mind

Marjorie Alexander noticed that she was often the only young woman of color talking about the environment. As a response to this, Alexander started A Sustainable Mind as a master’s thesis project. The podcast, which Alexander hosts and produces, has weekly interviews. The discussions cover a wide range of topics such as microplastics, bamboo, eco-friendly event planning and sustainable intimacy products.

10. GREEN Organic garden podcast

The GREEN Organic Garden Podcast teaches earth friendly techniques by interviewing organic gardeners. They share their tips and tricks to simplify the process of growing your own delicious healthy food. Whether you want to have a small bed in your backyard or a full-grown farming operation, this podcast will help you reach your gardening goals.

These are some of the best sustainability podcasts that are worth a listen. Each offers a listener a fresh perspective on how to stay green, offering tips, tricks and up-to-date research in the field of sustainability and green living.

Lauren Groff is writer at PaperFellows and OXEssays. Lauren writes about sustainability and green living. She is also a tutor at Lia Help.

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