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Realistic Sustainability

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Sometimes people simply don't care about sustainability topics or environmental issues. What happens when some simply state that it isn't their problem? How do we handle that?!? Join Mike and Nick as they discuss the frustrating idea of people
Well, you will never guess who is back and is very very rusty! Yep, Mike. Join Mike as he takes a brief look at places in the world trying white paint to reduce energy use and city streel level temperatures.  If you enjoy this episode, please c
Mike and Nick are once again joined by a special guest Jamison while they discuss what embodied energy is and how it can affect daily purchasing decisions.  From grocery sack choices to the best materials to recycle join us as we chat about way
2022 has been full of surprises and learning opportunities. I try to remember that as you take your sustainability journey you may run into the same issues. This is why I want to bring them up and start talking about them now. If learning about
Recorded a few weeks ago, this episode pulls a few more emotions from Nick. Happy to be back, Mike and Nick discuss the issues in how the world gets its fish and what those industries should look like.  If you enjoy this episode, please conside
This week we found out that the US government has reopened previously closed public lands to oil and gas drilling. Let's just say Mike is not excited to hear this news. Join Mike as he talk through the problems that lead to poor decisions like
How many times could we have kept an item but everyone keeps picking on us, so we dispose of it and move to a new one. Probably more than you think and it's not just the little items either. Join Mike and Nick as they explore the idea that we a
May 8th is Mother's Day, join Mike as he reflects on his mother and what she has brought to his life and even this show. Let's take a minute to thank those mom's out there. If you enjoy this episode, please consider sharing on social media or s
This week we take our first peek at cryptocurrency and its effect on Sustainability. Join "old" man Mike and "young" buck Nick at their different views conflict on the future of cryptocurrency.  If you enjoy this episode, please consider sharin
Small towns tend to reject change but the one thing they hate losing more than anything else is parking. Join Mike as he walks through his experience with trying to remove parking to make the city more enjoyable and the backlash that comes with
It's time to revisit a fan favorite from season 1, food waste. This week look in the home more than global stats, what do we waste and why? Join Mike and a passionate Nick on the discussion of common household food waste.  If you enjoy this epi
Sometimes you're just off. That has been me as of late but we have to remember to do the little things we love. Join Mike as he just talks out the last few days and why it belongs on a sustainability show.  If you enjoy this episode, please con
It's time for another "Nick's unsustainable holiday series". How bad could Easter be right? Join Mike and Nick as they discuss the plethora of signal use items consumed every year during the Easter holiday.  If you enjoy this episode, please co
Students from all over the country are being told in high school to bypass college and move into skilled trades. Skill trades jobs like truck driving are starting to see an influx of new students. Is this best for these students? Join Mike as h
Companies all over the world seem to be spending millions and consuming massive amounts of resources so they can become sustainable. Mike and special guest Rob talk out the reasons for the crazy behavior. If you enjoy this episode, please consi
Are EV's worse than internal combustion engine vehicles? Is it worse to mine lithium than drill for oil and gas? Join Mike as he talks though the cost of lithium mining and is it worth it? If you enjoy this episode, please consider sharing on s
This week we have taken Mike's portion of the presentation at the Michigan Downtown Association and added it to the show. This is the first time Mike has spoken to this large of a professional crowd about the edible landscape project in Durand
It's that time of year again, time to not clean your yard. Yeah, that is probably not what you thought we were going to say but it's true. Join Mike as he explains why the best action to take this spring, is well, inaction.  If you enjoy this e
landscaping isn't just for looks but you can use it to help your life and overall comfort level. Join Mike as he teaches Nick how to landscape for comfort.  If you enjoy this episode, please consider sharing on social media or sending it to a f
It has bitten me once again. Today, I look around and all I see is full electrical plugs. Is this why my energy bill is on the rise? Over time, my habits have slipped and my bill has risen. Let my mistake be your lesson as we talk about standby
As time goes on we expect to recycle more and more but that isn't what's happening at the moment. Even though globally more people are placing items in the recycle bins the material isn't getting that second life we would expect. Join Mike and
One of the most important and most overlooked aspects of sustainability is the social aspect. Without it, nothing else will ever be accomplished. If we cannot be comfortable in our own skin and have the financial freedom to live the life we wan
See Mike and Nick can do the normal sustainability shows. We move back to our actions while we work on reducing our consumption of single-use items. Join us this week as we discuss tips, tricks and why we need to do this. If you enjoy this epis
This week we talk about urban canopy, what that means, and the advantages of the cities that were forward-thinking enough to plant in advance and have them now. Of course, this is one of those topics Mike just loves to ramble on about. We hope
Today I spent the day presenting to the Michigan Downtown Association on the Edible Landscape Project. It was an amazing day I promise to update everyone but because of the preparation, we were not able to post our new episode. Please enjoy our
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