Wed, 22 July 2020
How much trash do you create? Professor Joshua Spodek tells Joe De Sena he had been eating packaged food with every meal of his life. One day he decided to take responsibility for his own mess. With every meal, everything we buy from stores, everything we order- we throw something away, and every item of waste you have ever “gotten rid of” still exists in some form, somewhere. Spodek calls Joe De Sena out on his own consumption - and Joe responds. Spodek, a leadership professor at NYU, has embarked on a journey to lighten his impact on the planet by creating as minimal garbage as possible. It has meant, among other things, that at the supermarket he is buying whole fruits and vegetables because everything else has packaging. The added benefit - a more healthy diet. Take responsibility for how you are participating and contributing. Are you a steward of the land and of your community? Can you implement simple tactics to improve your impact? Spartan’s, we all need to take ownership and initiative around our actions. What will you do today?!
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His TEDx page: https://joshuaspodek.com/tedx.
Joe De Sena on Spodek’s podcast
0:00 intro to unpackaging and new podcasts
2:00 WildAlaskanCompany.com intro
2:30 Living in nature and edible forests
4:00 Being a steward of the land
5:00 Transforming kids
7:00 Challenging students at NYU
8:15 Things we can do to be more efficient
10:00 The need to reduce garbage
12:30 WildAlaskanCompany.com break
14:00 Shop.Spartan.Com Be Unbreakable! (Special offer through July 25th)
16:00 Communities strategies on waste
18:00 Figuring out how to reduce how much trash you make
19:30 What can you buy that has no packaging?
21:00 Foraging in the city
22:00 Changing your taste buds
24:00 Walking your talk
25:30 Empowering people to figure it out for themselves
27:15 The meaning of competition
28:30 The rules of engagement with the environment
29:30 Developing skills of an initiator
31:00 Exhausting passing fancies & ideas of a lifetime
32:30 Starting with the emotion
33:10 Why Joe feels uncomfortable
36:00 Just doing & taking ownership of your life
37:10 WildAlaskanCompany.com close
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Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena
Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are farming/ not buying plastic ;)
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty
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