The Town Haul
HOSTED BY AMY KOONIN TAYLOR
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TIDAL WAVE: Eco-Friendly Flip Flops with Tim Gibb
Just in time for the spike in warmer weather, this week’s episode of The Town Haul features TIDAL New York, an eco-friendly flip flop line that is changing the shoe game from material to manufacturing. Our host, Amy Koonin Taylor, sits down with Tim Gibb, co-founder of new TIDAL New York to kick off the summer of sustainable products. The new B Corp on the block, TIDAL’s unique sandal is both a comfortable and circular solution.
Fighting the Good Fight with Leanpath's CEO, Andrew Shakman
The Leanpath mission to solve the global food waste crisis is one we can all get behind. During a year that has left a dark cloud over the restaurant industry, Leanpath pivoted parts of their product and developed technology-driven solutions to fight the good fight and ensure no scrap was left behind. Host Amy Koonin Taylor sits down with CEO Andrew Shakman to break down some behaviors that can reduce waste in both restaurant kitchens and our own homes.
Gen Z and Advocacy: Benji Backer, President and Founder of the American Conservation Coalition
Although he doesn't have his own Tik Tok account, the ACC's Benji Backer is quintessential Gen Z. He's young, he's passionate, and he works tirelessly to make a positive change for our planet. Benji and his team are leading a grassroots effort on eco-conscious education across college campuses and the halls of government. Host Amy Koonin Taylor sits down with Backer to talk about all things climate change, building the bipartisan bridge, and his love for Aaron Rodgers.
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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!
A Sit Down with The National Wildlife Federation: Kristy Jones and Liz Soper
Host Amy Koonin Taylor sits down with two of the brains behind the brand, the National Wildlife Federation, Kristy Jones and Liz Soper to talk about the importance of an environmental education. Rubicon is the official technology partner of their highly popular Recyclemania competition, and although the campaign was cut short due to Covid-19, the recycling results are still astounding. With the pandemic keeping us at home, the NWF has created so many resources to explore, educate, inspire, and take action right from your couch.
Fashion with a Passion: United by Blue Founder Brian Linton
United by Blue is an outdoor lifestyle brand focused on ocean conservation. For every product sold, the Blue squad removes a pound of waste from our water. Amy Koonin is joined via Skype by Blue's CEO and Founder, Brian Linton, nicknamed the "eco-friendly king of Philly."