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The Green Divas

The Green Divas is the original green podcast and has been sharing low-stress ways to mitigate and adapt to our climate reality since 2006. Founding Green Diva Megan McWilliams Bouchard and Green Divas Lynn Broderick and Lisa McWilliams are refreshing the brand for the 2022 reboot. All have been involved in the Green Divas and other forms of media for decades and are committed to bringing solutions, hope, humor and of course credible information in an engaging format. Stay tuned for the best content for green, natural living, climate hope, stories of resilience all with The Green Divas often humorous approach.

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Tips for a More Eco-Friendly & Sane Holiday
The Christmas tree dilemma -- real of fake? Which is the more environmentally sustainable choice?  We dug into some research, so listen to find out!This episode is a great roundup of some of our best practices for a mindful, more eco-friendly holiday season. Tips for reducing waste and giving gifts that matter while being aware of how we impact the environment, wildlife and ourselves. Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
25:44 12/14/22
Climate Change Anxiety
Yup. It's a thing. And if you listened to our last episode, this episode can provide a nice remedy for the stress it may have induced! We talked to climate psychologist, Leslie Davenport about how to deal with the stress of climate change. We also revisited some great commentary from Mariel Hemingway from one of our shows about eco-therapy and how nature can be a powerful healer. Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
30:57 12/6/22
The Microplastic Plague
Using less plastic, storing food in glass and generally keeping a clean and healthy home is not enough to keep us safe from microplastics. It is literally EVERYWHERE. We breathe it in every day in our own homes or even outside in nature. Matt Simon talks to The Green Divas about his research for his new book, A Poison Like No Other: How Microplastics Corrupted Our Planet and Our Bodies. There is frightening new research about just how currupted our environment and our bodies actually are with micro and nanoplastics, but there is still a long way to go to gain a full understanding of the health and environmental impacts of plastic. ugh.Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
33:29 11/29/22
The Environmental Impact of Online Shopping
Online shopping is a bigger industry than ever. It sure is convenient, but what about the environmental impact? We explore some humbling stats about ecommerce and the bottom line of which is more eco-friendly -- online v. brick and mortar. The answer might surprise you. And yes, there are some GD confessions about how we have all fallen prey to this super easy way to shop. Be nice. We're always striving to be better.Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
26:01 11/22/22
Talking turkey about food waste
The Green Divas love food, but don't love food waste. It's a never-ending challenge to keep food from spoiling and being wasted -- at home and in our communities. While we've covered this issue a few times, it was time to update some statistics (to our horror) and revisit and remind ourselves of all the ways we can help mitigate food waste and help those that are hungry.There's a fun Green Dude segment from a few years back from Jeff Yeager, the Ultimate Cheapskate, who has been on a mission to "Save the Giblets!" Also, some relevant advice from another older interview with Jonathan Bloom, who wrote the book, American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It). The book is over a decade old, but his advice is still VERY relevant!Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
37:17 11/15/22
Are electric vehicles the best choice for the environment?
There are many valid questions about the eco-friendliness of electric vehicles (aka EVs). From the production of batteries, which require mining of rare earth minerals, to range-anxiety and charging infrastructure, to the carbon cost of charging them, there are a lot of variables in calculating the overall carbon footprint. We have more questions than answers, but thanks to two of our long-time green dudes who are experts on EVs, John Voelcker and Seth Leitman, we feel better informed. visit TheGreenDivas.com for a detailed show post! Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
32:46 11/8/22
Eco-Art: How it can Inspire Change
A great discussion about how art can inspire change, especially as it relates to the earth and our climate dilemma. We talked with artist, Geraldina Interiano Wise, who is based in Houston Texas area, about how her art is inspired by our connection to the earth. She creates art that evokes that connection and empathy for all that is going on with the mama earth and all her creatures.This episode was sponsored by The Climate Listening Project, who is working with GulfCoastMurals.com to help merge art and community to protect the Gulf Coast.Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
18:13 11/1/22
Nothing Natural About Natural Gas
Weren't we shocked green divas to learn that there's nothing natural about natural gas! It makes perfect sense -- duh. It's all a big marketing hoax and most of us fell for it for far too long. The true cost of natural gas is an environmental disaster. Especially fracking it and liquifying it in order to export it -- for the benefit of fossil fuel companies and executives.  We learned this and a great deal more from Kelly Sheehan, who is the Senior Director of Energy Campaigns for the Sierra Club. She's helping communities along the Gulf Coast fight against 20+ proposed LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) pipelines and distribution hubs that would devastate this beautiful coast. This episode was sponsored by The Climate Listening Project, who is working with GulfCoastMurals.com to help merge art and community to protect the Gulf Coast.Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
44:18 10/25/22
Community Activism Works!
This week, The Green Divas share some wonderful community activism success stories. Bookmark this show for when you feel like you can't make a difference, then go find your tribe and chip in to make stuff happen!We talk about some of our own experiences with protesting and participating in groups and events that actually made a difference. Then we talked to Joey Gonzales, 4th about their work to help protect the beauty and natural integrity of the Gulf Coast. This episode was sponsored by The Climate Listening Project, who is working with GulfCoastMurals.com to help merge art and community to protect the Gulf Coast.Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
23:15 10/18/22
Reboot 22
Yup! We're back and better than ever with our awesome cast of GD hosts, GDs Meg, Lynn and Lisa. The conversation is changing as our climate crisis evolves.As always, we try to focus on hope, humor and solutions.Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
17:19 10/13/22
The Green Divas Show - Earth Day Hope
While the news on climate change seems pretty dire these days, we asked some of our favorite green divas and green dudes what gives them hope for the future, especially after this crazy covid year! Hear from David Pogue, Harriet Shugarman, Raquel Noboa, Maxine Margo Rubin, Tom Askin, Elly Lessin and of course, Green Divas Meg and Lisa. Enjoy this special Earth Day  episode and share the hope!Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
10:14 4/22/21
The Green Divas Show - Focus on water
The Green Diva sisters talk about water -- the many ways we need to consider water as our climate changes. From conservation to rethinking what we plant and even where we chose to live, water is a resource we can't survive without. Mni WiconiPlease check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
20:22 4/16/21
The Green Divas Show - Gardening for a changing climate
The Green Diva sisters are psyched about spring for so many reasons, and one of them is getting their huge organic garden ready for another growing season. They take some advice from David Pogue's book, How to Prepare for Climate Change and of course have some of their own tips. Also, GD Meg welcomes the newest grand to the family in North Carolina and a GDs at Home segment about exercising at home. Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
25:46 4/9/21
The Geen Divas Show - greener, cleaner kitchens + backup power
The Green Diva sisters talk to David Pogue about generators and why having backup power is going to be more and more important as we prepare for climate change. They also offer some great tips for keeping a greener and healthier kitchen in this week's GDs @ Home segment.Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
24:21 3/26/21
The Green Divas Show - David Pogue on solar energy
David Pogue schools the Green Diva sisters on the variety of ways solar energy is available to homeowners as part of our series based on his book, How to Prepare for Climate Change. The Green Divas also offer some excellent laundry hacks to make your laundry greener AND cleaner. Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
25:54 3/17/21
The Green Divas Show - Biden's climate action, eco-migration & plastic-free cleaning
The GD sisters talk about how the Biden administration is addressing climate change more aggressively than any other president in history. We need it. NEW segment series based on David Pogue's book, How to Prepare for Climate Change on climate migration and how to incorporate climate change issues into your decision making process if you are considering moving. And can yes, spring is coming (yay!) and we talk about how to reduce the use of plastic and still have great non-toxic cleaning products -- offering DIY ideas as well as some companies committed to reducing packaging, especially plastic in their eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaning solutions.Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
28:51 3/9/21
The Green Divas Show - Healthier living while stuck inside
Many people are starting to hit the wall from being stuck at home and indoors (for most of the country) during a long hard winter, which includes a pandemic. seriously. The GD sisters share ideas for healthy, productive, fun and eco-friendly indoor activities and talk about indoor air pollution and what you can do about it now.Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
24:57 2/26/21
The Green Divas Show - Sustainable Chocolate
The GD Sisters were all prepared with a fun Valentine's Day show and well... winter. So, they decided to expand one of the more delicious segments -- chocolate. Not only is it yummy and potentially healthy, there are good reasons to consider how it is grown and who is harvesting and producing it. Chocolate can be an environmental and social nightmare, so enjoy this fun and yummy show!Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
27:52 2/19/21
The NEW GD Show: about sustainable textiles
The Green Divas have talked a lot over the years about how dreadful the fashion industry is in terms of the environment and climate change. There definitely have been improvements and the GD sisters have a lot of information and some good news on improvements in the textile industry. And if you love bamboo bedding and towels, you'll appreciate our talk with Scott Brady of Cariloha who informs us about the evolution of bamboo textile manufacturing and why it is a great choice for us, our bodies and the planet!Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
34:59 2/10/21
The New GD Show: David Pogue on preparing for climate change
The GD sisters got a chance to speak with NY Times best selling author and Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist and one of their favorite CBS Sunday Morning commentators, David Pogue. His new book, How to Prepare for Climate Change: A practical guide to surviving the chaos; is the ultimate guide for everything you need to know about climate change and how to adapt accordingly. Really fun interview packed with helpful information and even a good dose of hope.For even MORE fun, watch The Green Divas do this episode on video, and we'd love it if you would check out our YouTube channel. Subscribe and share it up! Thanks in advance...Big thank you to our intern/producer Liv Burnett and our audio engineer Tom Askin.Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
33:57 1/23/21
The NEW GD Show: habits for humanity
Folks, we have a lot of changes to make if we're going to make it on this planet! The GD Sisters talk about how to make changes in our everyday habits that will help lighten our impact on the environment and climate and even our bank accounts. Be the change people. Let's do it!For even MORE fun, watch The Green Divas do this episode on video, and we'd love it if you would check out our YouTube channel. Subscribe and share it up! Thanks in advance...Big thank you to our intern/producer Liv Burnett and our audio engineer Tom Askin.Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
27:08 1/15/21
The NEW GD Show: Imagining a more sustainable future
Been a crazy week, but the GD sisters recorded this before the drama at the capitol. In this episode, they look forward to a positive future highlighting extraordinary young people who are already taking big steps towards a healthier, more sustainable world. The GDs explore some future tech that could help fix the climate, and offer a fun reading list for those that want to be inspired and/or distracted by great stories and a peak into a potential "ecotopia."For even MORE fun, watch The Green Divas do this episode on video, and we'd love it if you would check out our YouTube channel. Subscribe and share it up! Thanks in advance...Big thank you to our intern/producer Liv Burnett and our audio engineer Tom Askin.Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
25:25 1/8/21
The NEW GD Show: 2020 recap - good, weird and even funny
Always trying to keep a sense of humor and focus on the positive, the GD sisters offer some entertaining highlights form this very challenging year. There was some good news on the climate change front and recapping the weird does make it sound a bit surreal. Please enjoy, subscribe to our channel and share!For even MORE fun, watch The Green Divas do this episode on video, and we'd love it if you would check out our YouTube channel. Subscribe and share it up! Thanks in advance...Big thank you to our intern/producer Liv Burnett and our audio engineer Tom Askin.Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
27:53 12/31/20
The NEW GD Show: Best climate change non-profits
The third and final holiday themed show for 2020... promise... But a great one nonetheless! The Green Divas sisters offer some thoughtful last-minute gift ideas and share a few of their favorite non-profit organizations that are doing important work and may need extra donations this crazy CoVID year. For even MORE fun, watch The Green Divas do this episode on video, and we'd love it if you would check out our YouTube channel. Subscribe and share it up! Thanks in advance...Big thank you to our intern/producer Liv Burnett and our audio engineer Tom Askin.Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
32:28 12/18/20
The NEW GD Show: All about the food this year
We love a lot of things about the holidays, but we especially love all the yummy traditions that revolve around food. And in 2020, food may provide some of our happier moments. Just sayin. Whether it is giving of food or sharing of food, The Green Divas sisters share some great ideas to have a safe and yummy holiday this year. For even MORE fun, watch The Green Divas do this episode on video, and we'd love it if you would check out our YouTube channel. Subscribe and share it up! Thanks in advance...Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
24:11 12/11/20
NEW GD Show - healthy holidays, even in a pandemic
We're baaack! The Green Divas sisters are together again and in their new studio making all kinds of new great content, including a new video show and streaming episodes in addition to our usual great podcasts! IN THIS EPISODE, The Green Divas talk about practical and fun ways to enjoy not only a healthy, safe holiday, but an eco-friendly and more sustainable one as well! This podcast is also a really fun video and we'd love it if you would check out our YouTube channel. Subscribe and share it up! Thanks in advance...This episode was sponsored in part by Your Arbor -- shop YOUR values. Please.Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
30:51 12/5/20
Food security for earth, health and pandemics
In case you didn't know, we are foodies... We've been talking about the relationship between food production and our environmental woes (and health obviously) for many years now. This current pandemic has highlighted issues in our food systems, so we have some great reports from GD Max, GD Lisa, GD Elly and some words of wisdom from Dr. Susan Rubin, who has been on the front lines of the community garden and school garden movement for quite a few years now. Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
31:08 7/9/20
GD Essential Wellness: Serenity Now!
Green Divas Meg, Lisa & Katie talk the importance of serenity, peace and balance especially during a pandemic! It is a critical part of keeping our immune systems strong. They offer some great reminders of things we already know we need to do, but also some very specific ways to find your serene self.GD Meg's Tech Timeout guided meditation Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
30:27 5/14/20
GD PonderRosa - Malachi
Malachi has been a regular up at the studio with his band LUCA. In fact they were the last ones up here before we shut down for the Covid crud. He and Glen were stars in our super fun video, which we released this week! Malachi got this crazy virus and is on the other side of it -- phew! Listen to this great episode, groove on some new music from LUCA and please share it up! Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
24:45 5/8/20
GD PonderRosa - Rhonda Ross
Rhonda Ross lights up this episode with her insights AND her beautiful music, plus updates from the GD PonderRosa crew. Treat yourself to this episode and share it up! Please check out our TikTok @official_greendivas ; of course follow us on instagram @TheGreenDivas ; FaceBook @GreenDivas ; and YouTube
33:58 4/24/20

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