Today is the day! Find the inaugural episode of the EcoRight Speaks on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher and/or Google Podcast (no link, but search EcoRight Speaks and you will find us) and after you listen, be sure to give us a five-star rating, which helps other listeners find us.

In this first episode, after an intro from Bob Inglis, I chat with our Spokesperson, Mary Anna Mancuso, a political strategist who lives in Florida. We talk about shifting attitudes in the Republican Party when it comes to climate change, from “it isn’t happening” to “it’s happening but the climate has always been changing” to “yes, human-caused climate change is real.” We call out Florida’s active climate members like Rep. Francis Rooney, Rep. Brian Mast, Rep. Matt Gaetz, and Governor Ron DeSantis, then in the later half of the episode, we trade eco-friendly product recommendations. For those eager to investigate our favorites, check out the shared links below.

Mary Anna has been published twice as a Spokesperson, first in the Palm Beach Post and later in the Invading Seas. Check out her writing and definitely let us know what you think of the episode!

Links to a few Eco-Friendly Products mentioned in the episode (and some that ended up on the cutting room floor, but not because we don’t love them):

Albatross Designs Butterfly Razor: Tired of never finding the right replacement cartridges and/or the waste associated with disposable razors? While there is an upfront cost for the handle, the blades are cheap and Albatross will repurpose your used blades, keeping them out of landfills. (Mary Anna and I both use.)

Bite Toothpaste Bits: Mary Anna has been on the hunt for a bitable toothpaste that didn’t leave her mouth feeling chalky and this one fit the bill. Chelsea hasn’t tried the product yet, but Mary Anna is a big fan.

Lush Shampoo Bars: Tired of how quickly it seems we go through plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles? Try these shampoo and conditioner bars!

Dropps: Both their laundry and dishwasher pods come in fresh, clean scents and a recyclable cardboard box. No plastic jugs in the ocean. These do the tough job even on sticky teenage boy workout clothes.

We look forward to bringing fresh content to you every Tuesday!