107.7 The Bronc presents: Sustainable You – Your Weekly Guide To Making Your Life and Our World More Sustainable.

Now at its new time at 9 a.m. every Saturday morning, Jalisa Malvern and Dean Riddle will discuss hot button topics with leading sustainability experts providing you helpful hints on how easy it is to go green, save money and make our planet a more sustainable place.

Sustainable You also provides Green Tip: short, helpful little facts that can help make your life just that little bit more environmentally sustainable. Click here to check them out.

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About The Hosts

IMG_0425(Co-host/Producer) Dean Riddle is an Environmental Science major and General Business minor graduating in 2021. Dean has had an interest in environmental science since high school, and has taken that passion to Rider not only as a co-host of Sustainable You, but as an Eco-Rep from the Office of Sustainability. This passion for sustainability has driven him to spread awareness of environmental issues by imploring people to be more conscious of the choices they make, whether they be small or big, both over the radio waves and in person. Dean wholeheartedly believes that sustainability is crucial to the future of the world, and wants to do his part in making the world a better and greener place!

(Co-host/Producer) Victoria Harripersad is currently majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Spanish and Sustainability. She is expecting to graduate in 2022. Her interests include (but are not limited to) gardening, composting, partying, and reading. Victoria aspires to change the world.

Audio Archives

August 17, 2019

The Switch to Cans, Bringing Personal Containers to Restaurants, Plastic in Snow, Pests Decimating U.S. Forests – This week, Dean and Victoria talk about the potential negative impacts of switching from plastic water bottles to using cans instead, California restaurants allowing customers to bring their own food containers, plastic being found in the snow of Arctic regions, and non-native pests destroying a large part of U.S. forests.

August 10, 2019

Alaskan Ice Melt, Increasing Hurricane Frequency, Lack of Bottle Recycling Centers, and the Severe Impacts of Plastic Consumption – This week, Dean and Victoria talk about the record breaking heatwave in Alaska and its effects on ice, the inevitable increase in hurricane frequency, the lack of bottle recycling centers, and the effects consuming plastic has on birds and marine mammals.

August 3, 2019

Historical Climate Heating, Cutting Back on the Beef, Critters in Food, and Infinite Energy – This week, Dean and Victoria talk about the staggering – and historical – rate of climate change, the effects of cutting back on beef consumption, a sharp increase in amphibians and reptiles found in prepackaged foods, and an invention that has the potential to create truly limitless energy.

July 13, 2019

Humans Responsbible for Wildlife Loss, Coral Reef Relocation and Bleaching, and Emissions from Existing Energy – This week, Dean and Victoria talk about the massive reduction of biodiversity and how humans are largely responsible for it, how coral reefs are actually moving to other climates, a helpful but weird invention to save coral reefs, and how it is becoming less likely to limit the average global temperature to a 1.5 degrees Celsius.

June 29, 2019

Balloon Pollution, Abuse of pesticides, and Sneaky Businesses Evading Government Caps – This week, Dean and Victoria discuss the ways that businesses that we all support are hiding the truth about how great their carbon footprint is. They all discuss just how harmful harmless and balloons can be, and lastly how the worst pesticides are being used in the most important ways.

June 22, 2019

Microplastics, Beached Whale Epidemic, G20 Cracks Down on Plastic, Renewable Energy Victories – This week, Dean and Victoria talk about how microplastics are affecting both the ocean and air that we breathe in today, the epidemic of whales and other organisms consuming plastic, a group of major nations cracking down on plastic output in our environment, and some recent victories on bills passing in the Senate for renewable energy.

June 15, 2019

Less Plastic in Canada, Pope Francis on Oil, The Continuing Decline of the Arctic, More Sustainable Energy – This week, Dean and Victoria talk about how Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada plans to ban all single-use plastics by 2021, Pope Francis talking to oil executives and promoting sustainability, the continuing melting of the Arctic ice, and how renewable energy has finally become more prevalent than energy from burning coal!

May 11, 2019

Plastic Pollution From Clothes, Arctic Military Bases, Biodegradable Bags, Sustainable Palm Oil – This week, Dean and Victoria discuss how plastic pollution enters the water stream through washing clothes, the effects of Arctic military bases on climate, the use of biodegradable bags, and alternatives to using palm oil. They also address a farewell to fellow co-host Jalisa, and have a familiar guest make a special appearance one last time!

April 26, 2019

Human Compost, Climate Change, Climate Change Protesters, Sustainable Celebs – This week, Dean, Jalisa, and Victoria talk about the how Human Compost is the new future for sustainable burial, the increase and future effects due to climate change, how protesters in London are trying to combat climate change, and celebs who support sustainability and the environment.

April 20, 2019

Flint Michigan Funding, Attenborough Effect, Koalas Endangerment, Sustainable Easter – This week, Dean, Jalisa, and Victoria talk about the recent funding to Flint Michigan’s water crisis, the Attenborough Effect and how more people are reducing single use plastic, koalas being endangered, and how to celebrate Easter in a sustainable manner.

April 13, 2019

Washed up Dolphins, Balloons in the Ocean, Spreading Wildfires, and CO2 removal – (Rerun) This week, Dean, Jalisa, and Victoria talk about how dolphins are ending up on the beaches of France without any fins, balloons being one of the primary killers in oceans, fires spreading quickly across the Tri-State region, and a new CO2 removal machine making huge leaps in development.

April 6, 2019

Washed up Dolphins, Balloons in the Ocean, Spreading Wildfires, and CO2 removal – This week, Dean, Jalisa, and Victoria talk about how dolphins are ending up on the beaches of France without any fins, balloons being one of the primary killers in oceans, fires spreading quickly across the Tri-State region, and a new CO2 removal machine making huge leaps in development.

March 30, 2019

England Water Shortage, Texas Chemical Fire Lawsuit, Trader Joe & Plastic, Bald Eagle Resurgence – This week, Dean, Jalisa, and Victoria talk about England’s Water Shortage that is to occur in the next 25 years, the Texas Lawsuit against the ITC’s Chemical Tank Fire, Trader Joe’s reduction of plastic, and the resurgence of Bald Eagles in New York.

March 23, 2019

Plastic-eating Robot Shark, the Climate Kids, Sustainable Olympics, Sustainable Jeans – (Rerun) This week, Dean and Jalisa talk about a revolutionary plastic-eating robot, kids from 30 different countries marching on their government regarding climate policy, new regulations being passed by the Olympics for sustainability, and 100% sustainable cotton jeans being made.

March 16, 2019

Plastic-eating Robot Shark, the Climate Kids, Sustainable Olympics, Sustainable Jeans – This week, Dean and Jalisa talk about a revolutionary plastic-eating robot, kids from 30 different countries marching on their government regarding climate policy, new regulations being passed by the Olympics for sustainability, and 100% sustainable cotton jeans being made.

March 9, 2019

Plastic Straws, Overfishing Mackerel, Sustainable Building, New Co-Host Introduction – This week, Dean, Jalisa, and our brand new co-host, Victoria Harripersad, join us to talk about various environmental topics, including new bills on plastic straws going to senate, overfishing mackerel and it losing its MSC certification, the future of sustainability through building sustainably, and introducing Victoria onto Sustainable You.

March 2, 2019

Seed Crowdsourcing, Lab-grown Meat, Biodiversity loss, Koala Extinction – This week Dean and Jalisa discuss the pros and cons of Seed Crowdsourcing, the negative environmental effects of Lab-grown Meat, how Biodiversity loss endangers plant and animal species, and how Koalas will possibly face extinction at the earliest of 2050.

February 23, 2019

Chernobyl Radiation, Shipment & The Environment, “Chemical Nose,” Valentines Day Roses (Rerun) – This week Dean and Jalisa discuss how the nuclear reactor, Chernobyl emitted less radiation compared to planes, how shipping items is detrimental to the environment, a “Chemical Nose” that helps combat pollutants in the air, and how Valentines Day Roses are not environmentally friendly.

February 16, 2019

Chernobyl Radiation, Shipment & The Environment, “Chemical Nose,” Valentines Day Roses – This week Dean and Jalisa discuss how the nuclear reactor, Chernobyl emitted less radiation compared to planes, how shipping items is detrimental to the environment, a “Chemical Nose” that helps combat pollutants in the air, and how Valentines Day Roses are not environmentally friendly.

February 9, 2019

Armenian Gold Mine, The Hottest Years On Record, Road Salt and Environmental Damage, The Preservation the Orangutan Species – This week Dean and Jalisa discuss how Armenia possible implementation of gold mining could damage the environment, how the last 4 years were the hottest on record, how road salt adversely affects the environment, and how the implementation of a certain type of tree can prevent Orangutans from becoming endangered.

February 2, 2019

Oil Drilling Near Sacred Land, A Dam Collapses in Brazil, Polar Vortex, How Working From Home Helps The Environment – This week Dean and Jalisa discuss how the U.S plans to drill near a sacred Native American territory, a dam that collapses in Minas Gerais Brazil, how the Polar Vortex impacts Climate Change, and how working from home is beneficial to the environment.

January 26, 2019

Global Warming and the Future of our environment, Coffee Shortage, Sustainable Beef, Government Shutdown – This week Dean and Jalisa discuss the current reports of global warming and how it will impact our future, the potential shortage of coffee, sustainable implementation of methods in beef production, and how the recent government shutdown is negatively affecting our environment.

January 19, 2019

Subglacial methane release, Asia’s growing environmental problems, Sustainable Cities across the world – This week, Dean and Jalisa discuss the dangers and growing issues with methane releasing from melting glaciers, the growing and compounding environmental issues in a large portion of Asia, and talk about some of the most environmentally friendly cities throughout the world.

January 12, 2019

Indonesian Tsunami, Turtle Feminization, Photosynthetic glitch, New Years Resolutions (rerun) – This week, the Sustainable crew talks about the recent Tsunami that devastated Indonesia, the increase population of female turtles due to climbing temperatures, a Photosynthetic glitch called Rubisco and sustainable New Years Resolutions.

January 5, 2019

Indonesian Tsunami, Turtle Feminization, Photosynthetic glitch, New Years Resolutions – This week, the Sustainable crew talks about the recent Tsunami that devastated Indonesia, the increase population of female turtles due to climbing temperatures, a Photosynthetic glitch called Rubisco and sustainable New Years Resolutions.

December 15, 2018

Sustainable Pine Resin, Peculiar wet and dry weather, Belmont Arena Pollution, Sustainable Journalism in Slovakia – This week, the Sustainable crew talks about the the use of Pine Resin as a substitute to fossil fuels, the strange wet and dry weather patterns, the pollution study in the Belmont Arena in New York City, and how Slovakia is implementing sustainable journalism in terms of print publications.

December 15, 2018

Sustainable Pine Resin, Peculiar wet and dry weather, Belmont Arena Pollution, Sustainable Journalism in Slovakia – This week, the Sustainable crew talks about the the use of Pine Resin as a substitute to fossil fuels, the strange wet and dry weather patterns, the pollution study in the Belmont Arena in New York City, and how Slovakia is implementing sustainable journalism in terms of print publications.

December 8, 2018

Massive pilot whale death in New Zealand, The Air Quality in Trinidad and Tobago, NFL Sustainability, 24 Hours of Reality – This week, the Sustainable crew talks about the recent death of many pilot whales, the poor air quality of Trinidad and Tobago, how the NFL is implementing more sustainability in different football stadiums and how The Climate Reality Project is implementing environmental change around the world in 24 countries.

December 1, 2018

California Contains Wildfires, Controlling Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Nicaraguan Bivalves at Risk, How Microsoft Is Becoming More Sustainable – This week, the Sustainable crew talks about the containment of the recent California fires, how to change the way we use Carbon Dioxide, polluted waters in the Nicaraguan coasts that are affecting Bivalves, and how the Microsoft corporation is implementing more sustainable methods in their production.

November 17, 2018

California Wildfires, Reducing Carbon Dioxide, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Sustainable Diet – This week, the Sustainable Crew talks about the wildfires that have been ravaging California and its inhabitants, ways to drastically reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the issues associated with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and how to have a more sustainable diet.

November 3, 2018

The Denora Smog Lesson, Increased Sea Temperature, Global Warming Causes, Sustainable Protein – This week, the Sustainable Crew talks about what people have learned from the Denora Crisis, increased sea temperatures due to climate change, whether global warming is contributed to external factors, and sustainability of soy production.

October 27, 2018

Making Cooking Oil Renewable, Fujisawa’s Eco-Friendly Town, How To Remove CO2 From The Atmosphere, Sustainable Packaging – This week, the Sustainable Crew talks about to how make renewable energy, a Japanese town that is environmentally friendly, how to reduce CO2, and how to make packaging more sustainable.

October 20, 2018

Hurricane Michael, Artificial Photosynthesis, Annapolis Bans Styrofoam Use, SeaBottle’s Environmentally Friendly Soap – This week, the Sustainable Crew talks about the negative impact of Hurricane Michael, a new source of energy through artificial photosynthesis, how Annapolis is prohibiting the use of Styrofoam, and the company, SeaBottle’s incorporation of Eco-friendly, organic soap.

October 13, 2018

Hurricane Michael, Dangerous Climate Change Threat, Global Citizen Festival, Sustainable Electric Grids – This week, the Sustainable Crew discusses Hurricane Michael and previous extreme weather patterns, climate change happening at a much faster rate than expected, the success of the Global Citizen Sustainability Festival, and making sustainable electric grids out of old technology.

September 29, 2018

Weather patterns contribute to Climate Change, China’s implementation of coal, Cultivation and GMO Plants, Organic sugar wax – This week, the Sustainable Crew talks about recent patterns of weather associated with climate change, China’s production of coal, how plants have been genetically modified and cultivated, and the organic method of hair removal called “Sugaring”.

September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence’s Potential Impact, Tips on Making Your Home Green, Sustainable Tourism – This week, the Sustainable Crew talks about the potential dangers of Hurricane Florence as it strengthens, how you can make your house more greener, and sustainable methods of travel.

September 8, 2018

Hurricane Florence, Global warming and Hungrier Insects, Sustainable Coffee, Coconut Leather – This week, the Sustainable Crew talks about the incoming hurricane, Hurricane Florence, how Global warming is impacting the appetite of insects, sustainable coffee practices, and the production of leather through coconut water.

August 25, 2018

Jakarta’s Water Level Increase, NOAA’s prediction of less hurricanes, Hydroponic Farm Sustainable Water, Legos Built Out of Sugar Cane – This week, the Sustainable Crew talks about the future of Jakarta’s rising water levels, NOAA’s 2018 prediction of less hurricanes, how a Hydroponic Farm using sustainable, reusable water, and new Legos being built out of sugar cane.

August 11, 2018

Dangers of Knock-off Makeup and Shampoo, Dangerous Chemicals In Cleaning Products, Ocean Acidification, Tiki Torch Filters – This week, the Sustainable Crew talks about the the dangers of knock-off makeup, hazardous chemicals found in cleaning products, the ocean becoming more acidic, and how tiki torch filters can help with diesel engines.

August 4, 2018

California Carr Fire, European Heatwave, The End of Animal Testing, and Pollution Roadmap – This week, the Sustainable Crew talks about the growing and dangerous Carr fire in California, a strange new heatwave striking northern European countries, new technology replacing animal testing, and a roadmap of highways that shows which areas in the world are the most heavily polluted.

July 28, 2018

Starbucks brand association, dangerous dollar store chemicals, Starbucks going strawless, Elon Musk fixing Flint water crisis – This week, the sustainable crew talks about Starbucks and their image by being associated with environmentally unfriendly companies, dangerous chemicals found in dollar store items, Starbucks going strawless, and Elon Musk taking it upon himself to fix the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

July 14, 2018

Importance of bees, Serbia cleaning up, new earthquake technology, and Florida cleanup – This week on Sustainable You, the sustainable crew talks about the importance of bees to promoting growth throughout our environment, Serbia taking action to promote sustainability, improved earthquake detection technology, and Florida tourism agencies assisting with hurricane Irma cleanup efforts.

July 7, 2018

Bug “windshield effect”, Juniper Tree Removal, Barrier Reefs, Beach Cleanup – On this week of Sustainable You, the sustainable crew talks about the lack of bugs hitting windshields, the removal of overpopulated juniper trees, the misconception about climate change and barrier reefs, and ways of cleaning up the beach.

June 30, 2018

Sustainable Tunnel, examining animal feces, plant mutation, new findings with photosynthesis – On this week of Sustainable You, the sustainable crew talks about new improvements on one of the largest tunnels in the world, examining animal fecal matter to better learn their diets and how they can be improved, a new mutation in plants that makes biofuel a more viable option for fuel, and new findings in photosynthesis suggesting that photosynthesis can even take place in the dark, to a certain extent.

June 23, 2018

Elizabeth Fournier – On this week of Sustainable You, we host and welcome Elizabeth Fournier – the author of her new book, “The Green Burial Guidebook: Everything You Need to Plan an Affordable, Environmentally Friendly Burial”. We discuss the different methods of burial, as well as the benefits of newer types of burial as opposed to older burial traditions.

June 16, 2018

The first sustainable school, the benefits of going vegan, choosing sustainable clothing brands, generating energy through gravity – On this week of Sustainable You, the sustainable crew talks about how beneficial it can be to the environment to go vegan, the first fully sustainable school that has been developed in Argentina, and new technology being developed to generate energy through the force of gravity!

June 9, 2018

Banning plastic in India, the dangers of plastics to animals, mercury issues, repelling bugs sustainably – On this week of Sustainable You, the sustainable crew discusses the new ban of plastics being promoted in India, the issues of plastic being confused as food for animals, the growing issue of mercury in our water, and finding green replacements to other bug repellents.