Episode 31: Sustainable Living

After recording this episode, I just wanna garden, chill, and drink kombucha. The simple life sounds like the way to go! At first look, Carly and Brenden might seem a little extreme. They are committed to a zero waste, vegan, and eco-friendly lifestyle which you can see from their electric car, their mass amounts of produce purchased, and the fact that they never have a grocery sack with them. BUT what you’ll see from this conversation is that it’s much more simple than it looks – Carly and Brenden are all about going back to the basics!

When Carly and Brenden started dating (all thanks to Brenden’s beard), they combined their powers and made The Sustainable Duo – their business and social platform that teaches regular peoples like you and me how to live more ethically and sustainably! From the very first Instagram post I ever saw from them years ago, I have not stopped learning from this power couple since. I’m not joking when I say they are #goals.

In today’s conversation, we talk about why they eat vegan and how it doesn’t have to be as complicated as we might think. We also chatted about some other passions of theirs, including plant-based medicine and the clean water movement. I learned a lot from them, as usual, but I also learned that I need to get them back on the show quickly for Part 2 (and part 3, 4, 5, etc…) because we have soooo much more to talk about.

I hope this conversation makes you question things. I hope it makes you rethink some of the common things you have always been told – like that protein comes mainly from meat – and think about where that information is coming from. I hope you question if buying more stuff and owning more things will make you happy like so many advertisers want us to believe. And I hope you question the ways in which you thought it might be difficult to live a sustainable lifestyle, and that you start to see that it can actually be pretty simple if we don’t overthink it. Now, head on over to see them in action on the gram and watch them get zero-wasted!

Links from the show:
Sustainable Duo Website:
“Cowspiracy” Documentary:
John Lewis:
Torre Washington:
Planet Protein:
Berkey Water Filters:
EWG Tap Water Drinking Guide:
“How to Train a Wild Elephant” by Jan Chozen Bays:
“The Master Key System” by Charles F. Haanel
NuLeaf Naturals CBD Oil:
**Check out Carly’s Instagram for a discount code!**

Connect with Mackenzie:
Instagram & Facebook: @theheartfelthippie
Email: mackenzie.heartfelthippie@gmail.com

Connect with Carly and Brenden: