Episodes

The Ultimate Biophilic Summer Reading List

June 21, 2022

This week, Monica and Jennifer are sharing their top picks for the ultimate biophilic summer reading list! Whether you’re just starting out on your biophilic journey or are a seasoned pro looking to expand your knowledge, th…

Anger vs. Optimism and the Way Forward: BONUS with David Orr

June 7, 2022

What does it mean to be an engaged citizen or an effective activist? How can we shift from anger to hope and then create meaningful change? We’re back this week with a special bonus episode, an off-the-cuff conversation with…

How Biophilia Makes Our Democracy Stronger with David Orr

May 24, 2022

This week, we’re diving deep into the intersection of democracy and the environmental movement, why it’s imperative that all lawmakers agree to the rules of the game, and how biophilia might act as a bridge to the equitable,…

Form Follows Feeling: Serenity, Human Emotion, and Design with Suchi Reddy

May 10, 2022

How do we connect human emotion to the built environment? Is it possible to design spaces that produce serenity and wellbeing? Can we harness technology as a force for good rather than division? We’re diving into all of this…

Your Brain on Nature: Neuroaesthetics and Biophilia with Dr. Anjan Chatterjee

April 26, 2022

This week we’re exploring the neuroscience behind our relationship to beauty. Are we culturally conditioned to prefer certain landscapes, works of art, and types of buildings or are those preferences universal? Why do some p…

Biophilic Patterns, Awe, and a New Industrial Revolution with Interface’s Kari Pei

April 12, 2022

What if we told you that a global commercial flooring company has achieved carbon neutrality and is well on their way to net negative emissions? This week, we’re joined by Kari Pei, the Vice President of Product Design at In…

Biophilic Design and the Human Habitat with Dr. Judith Heerwagen

March 29, 2022

This week, we’re diving into the psychology of biophilic design - why we find it so appealing, the evolutionary basis for preferring certain landscapes to others, and the reasons we fear certain natural elements like snakes…

Creating A Destination for Holistic Healing with Dr. Elizabeth Trattner

March 15, 2022

This week, we’re chatting with Dr. Elizabeth Trattner, a renowned acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese Integrative Medicine, who works with clients on everything from autoimmune support to holistic beauty. Elizabeth has…

What’s Your Nature Dose? With NatureQuant Founder Jared Hanley

March 1, 2022

This week, we’re speaking with Jared Hanely, the CEO and founder of NatureQuant, a company whose mission is to leverage technology to promote a greater connection to nature. The idea for NatureQuant came out of a multi-day s…

Water and Wellbeing with Blue Mind Author Wallace J. Nichols

Feb. 15, 2022

Have you ever felt instantly calm upon arriving at the ocean or a rural lake? Or even felt the need to dip into a hot bath after a tough day? This week on Biophilic Solutions, we’re chatting with Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, scie…

Flight Path and Lost Waters with Urban Designer Hannah Palmer

Feb. 1, 2022

This week, we’re chatting with urban designer and author Hannah S. Palmer about the second longest river in Georgia, the Flint River - a river that few Atlantans have even heard of because it’s headwaters run underneath Hart…

E.O. Wilson’s Life and Legacy with Biographer Richard Rhodes

Jan. 18, 2022

“Biophilia is the connection that human beings innately seek with the natural world.” - E.O. Wilson This week on Biophilic Solutions, Monica and Jennifer speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes about his late…

Introducing Season 2 of Biophilic Solutions

Jan. 6, 2022

Biophilic Solutions will be back on January 18th! Here, Monica and Jennifer check in about what they've learned over the past year and give our listeners a sneak peak of what to expect in Season 2.

The Economics of Conservation with Stacy Funderburke

Dec. 14, 2021

This week on Biophilic Solutions, we’re talking to Stacy Funderburke, Associate State Director for Georgia and Alabama and Regional Counsel for the Conservation Fund, an organization that strives to integrate environmental a…

Plant-Based Snacking and the Joy of Nature with R.E.D.D. Founder Alden Blease

Nov. 30, 2021

This week on Biophilic Solutions, we’re talking to Alden Blease, the founder and Chief Creative officer of R.E.D.D., a highly successful (not to mention delicious) line of plant-based energy bars and elixirs. When he ran ou…

Bylaws and Biodiversity with Nina-Marie Lister

Nov. 16, 2021

This week, Monica and Jennifer sit down with Nina-Marie Lister, Graduate Director and Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University, located in Toronto, Canada. Building off of her captivating …

Creating Outdoor Citizens with Appalachian Mountain Club’s John Judge

Nov. 2, 2021

This week on Biophilic Solutions, we speak with John Judge, President and CEO of the Appalachian Mountain Club, the oldest conservation organization in the United States. The mission of the Appalachian Mountain Club is to fo…

John Piotti on the Future of Food and Our Planet

Oct. 19, 2021

What do farmland loss and a rapidly changing climate mean for the future of food? How can we harness the power of agriculture, urban farming, and regenerative practices to protect next-generation farmers and the planet? In h…

Everything You Need to Know About The Biophilic Leadership Summit

Oct. 5, 2021

The Biophilic Leadership Summit brings together thought-leaders from fields like agriculture, urban planning, architecture, and climate science to learn about and discuss the most impactful biophilic projects, principles and…

Biophilia is Imperative to Our National Security with Col. Mark “Puck” Mykelby

Sept. 28, 2021

From our good friends over at Serenbe Stories , hear Monica and Steve Nygren’s interview with retired marine Colonel Mark “Puck” Mykleby. In this episode, Mark explains why biophilic communities are an important aspect of na…

Skincare That's Grounded In Nature with Indie Lee

Sept. 14, 2021

This week on Biophilic Solutions, we chat with Indie Lee, founder of the wildly successful skincare line of the same name. Hear how Indie went from a CPA working with major companies, to an advocate for the slow food movemen…

Why Does Spending Time in Nature Make Us Happier?

Aug. 31, 2021

This week, Monica and Jennifer sit down with Florence Williams, acclaimed author of "The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative." When it comes to understanding the science behind why time spent…

Building Living Machines with Biology, The Original Technology

Aug. 17, 2021

This week, Monica and Jennifer sit down with Jasmina Aganovic to talk about all things beauty and biotechnology. After earning a degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering from MIT, Jasmina worked with well-known beauty b…

Why “No Farms, No Food” is a Biophilic Rallying Cry

Aug. 3, 2021

This week, we're speaking with Beth Sauerhaft, the Vice President of Programs at American Farmland Trust. If you've seen the 'No Farms, No Food' bumper stickers, you're familiar with AFT whether you know it or not. In her cu…