Scrubbin' Sustainably: Blueland Founder and CEO Sarah Paiji Yoo
After becoming a mother, Blueland founder and CEO Sarah Paiji Yoo began her journey to reduce her personal plastic consumption. After researching all of the harmful plastics and chemicals in our oceans, our homes, and even in our stomachs; Sarah sought to change the way we clean. Our host, Amy Koonin, is joined via Skype by Paiji Yoo to talk about her revolutionary eco-friendly cleaning products and the Blueland mission for a clean home and a clean planet!
Major Moves in the Mountains: AppHarvest founder Jonathan Webb
On a quest to revolutionize the agricultural and social landscape of Eastern Kentucky, Jonathan Webb has his work cut out for him. Working from within Appalachia in Kentucky, AppHarvest is combining conventional agriculture techniques with technology innovation. He's bringing his idea to the region, to the soil, and to the local schools. Host Amy Koonin is joined via Skype by Webb to talk all things education, entrepreneurship, and eating your vegetables!
Fashion, Fabric, and Family: Alternative Apparel CEO Evan Toporek
You've seen their products in iconic department stores like Bloomingdales and Nordstrom, but there is so much more to their story than just soft t-shirts and huggable hoodies. With an emphasis on biodegradable packaging, WRAP certified facilities, and clothing made from recycled water bottles, Alternative Apparel's line is a sustainable fashion slam-dunk. Alternative Apparel CEO Evan Toporek joins host Amy Koonin via Skype to break down their commitment to their customers, comfort, and eco-friendly practices.
Across the Ocean: Round Table with Rubicon, rePurpose Global, and Saahas Zero Waste
From Atlanta to Mumbai, the fight to neutralize our plastic footprint rages on. At the forefront of the movement is rePurpose Global, a social enterprise shedding light on harmful habits and encouraging the public to pass on plastic through their #plasticnetural and partnerships. Our host, Amy Koonin, is joined via Skype by rePurpose and their partner, Saahas Zero Waste to chat about how to close the loop locally and across the ocean.
Sustainability, Surfing, and Shark Tank: RAREFORM's Kara Morin
After landing a deal with Mr. Wonderful on NBC's Shark Tank, RAREFORM saw both a surge in sales and opportunity to tell their sustainability story. The line of bags, cases, and accessories are made from recycled vinyl and boast a unique business model. Upcycling the large billboards we all pass on our highways, the brains behind the bags are able to keep the material out of the landfill, create lightweight, trendy, and durable products, and give a second life to a street staple. Host Amy Koonin is joined via Skype by RAREFORM's Kara Morin to talk about the process, the future, and the tank.