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Join Jillian and Marla as they help listeners understand how taking a holistic approach to designing a healthy home provides real results. Each segment focuses on a specific step from the Wellness Within Your Walls® Healthy Living System™. Listen to candid interviews with health and wellness experts that give advice on how to take control of the process of creating a healthier home.
 
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How 2 Build Green: The Sustainability Podcast

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How 2 Build Green: The Sustainability Podcast

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The How 2 Build Green Podcast is a sustainable lifestyle podcast. Focusing on how we live in not only our homes and buildings but how we interact with the planet. We are accelerating change in the way we live and the way we consume the Earth's resources. This is also designed to give you specific how to information that you can integrate in your own life. Some might be thinking about building their own home, becoming a sustainable building contractor, or just living a more organic and free l ...
 
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Many people do not realize the importance of minimizing the presence of chemicals in all areas of their home. Today’s guest, Alysia Reiner, is an actress, activist, producer, and eco-mom. Alysia is passionate about creating a clean environment not only for the planet, but inside our homes. In this episode, she shares ways she has created an eco-fri…
 
Today’s guests, Savannah and John R. Seydel, are newlyweds with a passion for sustainable living. In this interview, Savannah and John R. share ways that they are prioritizing sustainability in their home, life, and at work. They discuss how they have been able to give back to the community by making ethical choices for their wedding, home, and car…
 
Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend never had a dog. Today’s guest, Carol Novello, has worked in the animal welfare sector for 10 years and has started a multitude of programs to help get animals fostered, cared for, and into a loving home. Carol shares what inspired her to start working with animals, as well as the many benefits a furry…
 
When problems arise in the home, many of us tend to sweep it under the rug. What many of us don’t realize, is the real impact having a clean home has on our health. Today’s guest, Bill Hayward is a building scientist and healthy living specialist. In this interview, Bill shares his story of living in a “sick house” and how it inspired him to help p…
 
Compassion is one of the most fundamental parts of being human, but not all of us practice it. While it’s a natural behavior, not everyone utilizes it in their day to day life. Today’s guest, Carol Beck is the Associate Director of The Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics. The Compassion Center focusing on teaching students …
 
We discuss greywater systems. These systems make huge contributions toward water conservation. A greywater system is the perfect fit for your eco home! Self sustainable living, eco house design, green home design, building a house checklist, greywater systems, residential greywater systems, greywater definition, greywater treatment, greywater recyc…
 
Jerome Osentowski and I discuss a greenhouse system called the Climate Battery. This is very simple greenhouse design or diy greenhouse. This system takes hot air in a greenhouse and stores it underground in inexpensive foundation pipes. And during the night when cold temperatures set in, it releases the warm air via small fans back into the greenh…
 
In this episode with Ian Woofenden of Home Power Magazine, we discuss off grid home design as it relates to renewable energy. And we discuss the motivations for living in an off grid home. Topics include: Off grid home design Solar / Photovoltaic systems Solar hot water systems Wind energy Hydro systems Biomass Living green Passive house plans Sust…
 
The SURE HOUSE is a project at Stevens Institute of Technology that is leading innovation in sustainable home building in coastal areas and beyond. These guys just won the Solar Decathlon by the US Department of Energy. But don't be fooled, many of the same processes, techniques, materials etc. are relevant in many regions not just coastal areas.…
 
We talk with Kelly Hart about earthbag building. As a natural building proponent, I am really getting excited about the possibilities with this basic sustainable building material. Think about it. We can use a product that in many cases can be used directly from the sit = low embodied energy. There is missing audio about 5 minutes in...but just kee…
 
Adam Fries of How 2 Build Green (that’s me!) presents How to be Your Own Contractor: Sustainably as a webinar that has been converted into a podcast. About halfway through the podcast/converted webinar, I take questions from attendees - Q&A. If your interested in potentially being your own contractor of your new home or remodel, this is for you. Ad…
 
Clarke Snell's area of focus has been research, development, and low-carbon footprint building systems. Initially, his focus was on site-harvested or recycled materials, but in recent years, he has been looking at industrial materials, and most notably, lowering the environmental footprint of concrete. With a team at University of North Carolina Ch…
 
Ross Beck Operations and HR Manager for Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. He drafted his first tiny houses as a high school freshman and 30 years later lived in a tiny house. In the tiny house, he learned how easy it was to live in such a small carbon footprint, because he had so much less stuff to deal with and everything had its place. He learned to…
 
Rev. Bingham has been voted one of the top 15 Green Religious Leaders. She is an Episcopal priest and the Environmental Minister at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, CA. Bingham previously served on the board of Environmental Defense and San Francisco’s Commission on the Environment, and has earned many accolades for her work, including the Green P…
 
Chris Magwood is the Executive Director of The Endeavour Centre, a not-for-profit sustainable building school based in Peterborough Ontario. In 2012, his organization built “Canada's Greenest Home”, an amazing example of sustainable building practices applied in a mainstream, urban setting. Chris has written books and articles on the “building gree…
 
Michael Reynolds is the creator of the epitome of sustainable design and construction, THE EARTHSHIP. It is arguably the most eco-friendly and energy efficient design of all sustainable building methods. No part of sustainable living has been ignored in this ingenious building. Michael is a noted architect, a biotect, if you will, and has amassed a…
 
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