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The Good Stuff — Episode 15: Kids, Parents and Climate
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April 17, 2014 02:11 PM PDT
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“The best antidote to worrying about a problem is getting involved in trying to fix it. The same is true for our kids.”

In the context of climate change, it’s all about moving towards a clean energy economy that is kid safe and climate safe.

For Episode 15 of The Good Stuff, Annie sits down with Lisa Hoyos, co-founder of Climate Parents, to discuss how parents can approach the tough topic of climate change with their kids and gear up to take action.

The Good Stuff — Episode 14: College Heroes
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March 17, 2014 04:49 PM PDT
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Meet Alex Freid and Amira Odeh. These two young people saw something amiss in how their communities related to Stuff and decided to do something about it. From eliminating waste during dorm move-out season to putting a stop to bottled water sales, here are two great examples of what it looks like to take action for "better" instead of "more."

The Good Stuff - Episode 13: What Made the Mad Hatter Mad?
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January 31, 2014 04:39 PM PST
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When a thermometer factory in New York closed because of increasing U.S. regulation of mercury, the operation was moved lock, stock and barrel to India, where enforcement of environmental laws is lax. Now a subsidiary of Unilever – the company behind everyday brands like Vaseline, Dove Soap and Lipton Tea – which operated the factory in India, is trying to walk away from a deadly legacy.

The Good Stuff — Episode 12: Green Chemistry
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November 04, 2013 01:20 PM PST
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If it's on the store shelf, it's been tested and found safe, right? Guess again. Bev Thorpe of Clean Production Action talks about the hidden chemical dangers in everyday products and how ‘green chemistry’—designing materials and products without harmful chemicals—promises to transform the relationship between us and our Stuff.

The Good Stuff — Episode 11: Girl Scout Cookies, Orangutans and Palm Oil
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July 11, 2013 02:01 PM PDT
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In 2007, two kids in Michigan set out to earn their Girl Scout Bronze Award by raising awareness about the endangered orangutan. They learned that the orangutans' habitat is being destroyed to plant oil palm plantations. After making the shocking discovery that palm oil was an ingredient in Girl Scout cookies, they launched a campaign to make Girl Scout cookies rainforest-safe. 

The Good Stuff — Episode 10: The People Have the Power
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April 24, 2013 09:43 AM PDT
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Protecting our health from toxic pollution is too important a job to be left to scientists, govenment regulators or even professional environmental activists. Annie looks at two communities, half a world apart, where citizens showed that people on the front lines of pollution have the power to fight back against being poisoned.

The Good Stuff — Episode 9: The Kids Who Care Challenge Crayola
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March 01, 2013 11:25 AM PST
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If you laid all the Crayola plastic markers made each year end to end, they'd circle the earth three times – and they're not recyclable. Some California kids are campaigning to change that – and in the process, learning how to flex their citizen muscles.

The Good Stuff –- Episode 8: Annie on Climate Change and Looking Back at Five Years of SOS
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January 31, 2013 11:11 AM PST
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Our latest podcast turns the tables – or rather the microphone – on Annie as she's interviewed by Jearlyn Steele of WCCO-AM in Minneapolis. On the heels of President Obama's inaugural, Annie and Jearlyn talk about what must be done to combat climate change. Annie also reflects on the first five years of The Story of Stuff Project.

The Good Stuff - Episode 7 - Workers as Owners
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December 10, 2012 11:10 AM PST
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From corner bakeries to one of Spain's largest companies, worker-owned co-ops around the world are providing an alternative model to business as usual. Annie talked with worker-owners of the Evergreen Cooperatives, which are transforming an economically distressed neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio – and changing lives at the same time.

The Good Stuff — Episode 6: Don't Just 'Be the Change' – Make Change
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September 17, 2012 07:08 AM PDT
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Being a changemaker is about intention AND action. In Part 2 of our special podcast accompanying The Story of Change, Annie talks with leading changemakers about how they do it. Hint: Start close to home, sharpen your citizen skills, and then take on the world.

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