Episodes

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…

Why Are Climate Justice and Racial Justice Inextricably Linked?

July 20, 2021

On this episode of Biophilic Solutions, we talk to Jacqui Patterson, the Senior Director of the NAACP’s Environmental and Climate Justice Program, about why we cannot separate our fight for planetary health from the fight fo…

How Do We Build a Biophilic Movement?

July 6, 2021

How do we build a biophilic movement? Halfway through our first season, Monica and Jennifer reflect on the lessons they have learned so far and bring it all back to our innate love of and need for nature. They’ll dive deeper…

How Do Love & Diversity Push Us Forward?

June 21, 2021

We spoke with Dr. Drew Lanham, a distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Clemson University and the author of the Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature , to discuss the intersection of nature,…

What is Eco Fashion?

June 8, 2021

Fast fashion’s impact on the environment is well-known, but do you have to sacrifice style in order to protect the environment? Marci Zaroff , the founder and CEO of EcofashionCORP and a sustainable fashion pioneer, says abs…

Can Organic Agriculture Feed the World?

May 25, 2021

Through cutting-edge research, consumer education, and farmer training, Rodale Institute has been at the forefront of the organic movement for over 70 years, so we were thrilled to have the opportunity to sit down with their…

Why Do Children Need Nature to Thrive?

May 11, 2021

For this week’s episode, we sat down (in person!) with Sarah Milligan-Toffler, President and CEO of the Children and Nature Network, an organization that is dedicated to increasing equitable access to the outdoors so that bo…

Can Nature Make A City More Ethical?

April 27, 2021

What does it mean for a city to be ethical? To explore this thought-provoking idea, we spoke with Tim Beatley , professor of sustainable communities at the University of Virginia and founder of the Biophilic Cities network. …

Why Does Biophilic Design Make Us Feel So Good?

April 13, 2021

In this episode, we sat down with Bill Browning , co-founder of Terrapin Bright Green and one of the green building industry’s foremost thinkers, to talk about bringing nature into the built environment and the science behin…

How Do We Build Resilient Communities For The Future?

March 30, 2021

To answer this question, we spoke with Dr. Phill Tabb , Professor Emeritus of Architecture at Texas A&M and the author of multiple publications on topics such as solar energy, green architecture and sustainable urban design.…

Introducing Biophilic Solutions

March 23, 2021

Biophilia is the innate connection that human beings seek with the natural world. Join the growing biophilic movement to understand, elevate, and amplify biophilic solutions across a broad range of industries. How can we tak…