SJSU Green Campus Podcast

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The SJSU Green Campus Podcast is created and hosted by the students from the San José State University Office of Sustainability! Our podcast aims to raise awareness about a range of sustainability and social issues that impact the SJSU campus and the broader community—by showcasing sustainability efforts and research from our faculty, staff, students, and other experts in the related fields.


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On the 7th episode of the SJSU Green Campus podcast, we meet with Matt Sandy, the founder of Seedlings, an email newsletter created to connect people and inspire them to make a more sustainable future. Seedlings is building a social ecosystem to bring together college communities to think and work green, encouraging students to channel their eco-anxiety into compassion, excitement, and action!

On the 6th episode of the SJSU Green Campus podcast, we meet with the owner of Source Zero waste shop in Downtown San Jose, Ashley Merz to discuss different tips on how to implement zero waste into our lives. Ashley graduated from UCSC with a degree in Anthropology and love for the environment, she decided to create this shop in downtown for the community to have access to refill their soaps, detergent, lotions, and so much more. 

On the 5th episode of the SJSU Green Campus podcast we will be introducing Green Ninja which started out as a research program at SJSU and began to expand with other partners becoming an educational program for children! At Green Ninja, their purpose is to empower environmental leadership through a deep understanding of science.

Our the fourth episode of the SJSU Green Campus Podcast we had special guest from Australia, Professor Melissa Haswell who teaches at University of Sydney and Queensland University of Technology. This episode focuses on the Australia's environmental challenges and how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people help preserve Australia. You don't want to miss this special episode!

Join us for the third episode of the SJSU Green Campus Podcast featuring Wendy Smith, a professor at San Jose State University. This episode we focused on how sustainability is related to nutrition, food security and the effects of COVID-19 pandemic. We also discuss ways we can personally incorporate more sustainability into our everyday eating patterns.

Join us for our second episode where we talk with Violet Awwad, a California Climate Action Corps fellow serving with the urban forestry non profit, Our City Forest about the importance of trees for our physical and environmental health, along with how you can get involved with Our City Forest.

Join us for our premier episode, featuring Heather Duplaisir, a professor at San José State University in the Department of Public Health and Recreation, as she discusses what sustainable tourism is and tips on how to be eco-conscious as you travel.