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All Green Podcast Ep. 12: Michael's First Impressions (Summer 2022 Edition)

All Green Podcast Ep. 12: Michael's First Impressions (Summer 2022 Edition)

What happens when you give Founder of Eco Four Twenty and Co-Host of the All Green Podcast, Michael, a campground in Algonquin and a box full of surprise products?

Listen in as Michael reports directly from the great outdoors and gives his first impressions! First, Michael learns about a new innovative energy that is beginning its trials in Norway. Can you guess what it is? Michael couldn't!

We get to listen to Michael unboxing and try out 5 unique products and his first reactions to some of the new snacks and topicals out on the market. From spicy dill pickle gummies to a soothing relief stick, Michael gives his honest feedback and opinion on it all and I can promise you that you won't want to miss hearing them. 

How New York Is Sustainably Using Their Recycled Oyster Shells

How New York Is Sustainably Using Their Recycled Oyster Shells

Living Breakwaters, a new project of the New York government, aims to reverse the damage of centuries of overfishing one oyster larvae at a time. The initiative involves partnerships with New York's many restaurants and seafood bars, where post-consumer oyster shells are collected, sanitized and crushed. The remains are then cultured with larval stage oysters, who readily accept the crushed shell pieces as their forever home.
All Green Podcast Ep. 11- Interview with the Director of Marketing and Sales at Greenflow Canna; Sammy Prantera

All Green Podcast Ep. 11- Interview with the Director of Marketing and Sales at Greenflow Canna; Sammy Prantera

In this episode of the All Green Podcast, Michael dives deep into the world of squid fertilizer. 

Listen in as they learn more about a family-run lawnscaping business in Wales that uses nontraditional methods to trim their customers' grass. 

Michael had the opportunity to sit down and interview the Head of Marketing and Sales at Greenflow Canna, Sammy Prantera. Greenflow is a multifaceted recreational market startup operating within three different pillars of business; cultivation, micro-licensing, and Seaborn Organics, their organic squid-based fertilizer brand. Sammy teaches us about the inspiration behind the squid-fertilizer, some really unique features about the product and some awesome partnerships and projects Greenflow is working on. 

The Autonomous Ferry Making Waves in Norway

The Autonomous Ferry Making Waves in Norway

Cities and regions all over the world are constantly expanding the architecture of roadways to accommodate this increase in transport. However, the long and short term effects of these constructions are detrimental to the health and well-being of our ecosystem. 

The city of Trondheim, Norway, and Zeabuz have partnered to provide a free, zero-emission, autonomous water ferry to the tourists and citizens of the city to help solve the over-congested transport issue. 

 

All Green Podcast Ep. 10- Eco Four Twenty Spring Recap

All Green Podcast Ep. 10- Eco Four Twenty Spring Recap

What’s new this season at Eco Four Twenty?

This week Co-Owners Michael and Andrea sit down to catch up on some of the exciting things that have been happening at the company these past few months. 

The hosts learn about an exciting new discovery off the coast of Australia that puts into perspective what “a single plant” really is. 

Tune in as Michael and Andrea recap their time at Lift & Co Expo Toronto, and talk about the wonderful experiences they had and the fantastic people they met during their time at the show. Michael also talks about his first time doing a speaking panel and some tips and advice for anyone wanting to try it. 

The hosts discuss some of the awesome new stores Eco Four Twenty products are now in and a bit more about the wonderful small businesses that work so closely with Eco Four Twenty.

Barbie Dolls Made From Recycled Plastic

Barbie Dolls Made From Recycled Plastic

Beloved toy manufacturer, Mattel, has recently announced a new “Barbie Loves the Ocean” collection; a line of Barbie dolls that are made completely out of recycled plastic waste collected from the ocean. The dolls will also come with unique accessories made from 90% recycled plastic.