What Is The Greatest Issue Facing Humankind?

Before you place yourself into a particular box and select a descriptive word or an identifying trait, there is a group that everyone falls under—we all, for the most part, live on planet earth. Even the astronauts floating around happily above our colorful and protective sky have to come back down to the third rock from this solar system’s sun eventually.

I spent the latter part of 2019, and some portions of 2020 before I may or may not have inconveniently passed away from a bad case of the flu, interviewing people who wore their passion for mother nature proudly. I tried to get in contact with individuals who used their voices to help and defend the only habitable planet that we can reach within our lifetime. However, I also heard from other advocates about how certain issues are more important than others.

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Episode 7 | Who Cares About Environmentalism

Who actually cares about environmentalism and, for those who do, how can encourage environmental activism?

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By Uniq- | Chill, Lofi/hip hop

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Episode 6 | How The VSCO Girl Might Be Actually Saving The Planet

Is the scrunchie-wearing, hydro flask-carrying VSCO girl and her no-fuss makeup routine actually saving the planet? In this episode of Jazzed About Nature Podcast, I have a conversation about it with photographer and content creator, Jena Galindo.

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Is the scrunchie-wearing, hydro flask-carrying VSCO girl and her no-fuss makeup routine actually saving the planet? In this episode of Jazzed About Nature Podcast, I have a conversation about it with photographer and content creator, Jena Galindo.

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Episode 5 | Consume As Little As Possible

In this episode of Jazzed About Nature Podcast, I have a conversation with Gary Golding (aka the Tarzan of Los Angeles) a frequent Naked and Afraid contestant with a message he wants to spread that he has tattooed on his back.

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Episode 4 | Outdoor Defense with Nicole Snell

What do you do when you’re all alone in the woods and there is someone trying to grab you? In this episode, I sit down with Nicole Snell, adventuresofnik on Instagram, and her work joining her love of nature and her passion for teaching self-defense by creating the OutDoor Defense series.

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Why I Became The Leader Of A Hiking Group

If you asked me a year ago if I would be the ambassador for the Los Angeles chapter of the international hiking group, Hiker Babes, whose mission is to unite women who share a passion for the outdoors into a community, I would have laughed. It’s not as though I haven’t led such as groups of writers, students, coworkers, and such before. However, I always left trail scouting and leading hikes up to the other hiking groups that I am also a member — especially the group, Black Girls Trekkin.’

It was with the group Black Girls Trekkin that I first attempted to do the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge. Before I was hiking with a team of badass women who climb mountains, I never would have thought that I would have been able to hike as long and as far as we have on some of these hikes. I think the two biggest lessons I learned was that, one: AllTrails is a tool to use, and two: with the help and advice of my wonderful and very supportive friends at Black Girls Trekkin’ I can totally lead a group of women out into nature safely.

It was also all my other outdoorsy friends that have motivated to do incredibly creative and intricate things such as a podcast. It was by first getting back into running outdoors and ultimately just returning to nature in college and hiking with other nature-loving people that have led me into this life of a wild mountain woman.  

So, when people ask me how, or why, did you become the leader of L.A. Chapter Hiker Babes, I try to give a short answer. I usually just say I did it because I love hiking and I was offered the role, but what I really want to tell them is how I started running so I could drink more at bars and eat street burritos, and it lead me to be in a national online campaign for an amazing shoe company and a hiking leader for an international community. I know better that it would take too long, though.

Update: Why I Left Hiker Babes

Episode 3 | Does Eating Less Meat Really Help The Environment?

There are so many people choosing more plant-based options in this new age of revitalized environmentalism. More people are caring about what they put into their bodies and where that food comes from. But is going vegan really saving the planet?

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Jazzed About Nature Podcast | Episode 2: Black Girls Trekkin

I decided to sit down and chat with the founders of Black Girls Trekkin about diversity in outdoor communities and how they started their group.

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Jazzed About Nature Podcast | Episode 1: Is Recycling A Scam?

Where do your items go when you toss them into a recycling bin? Does Recycling actually help save the planet, or is it all a scam? These were questions I heard many of my friends ask. Questions that I would get answers to by phoning a friend.

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Jazzed About Nature Intro

This is the introduction to the Jazzed About Nature Podcast. Who is Jasmine Lowe? Why is she doing this podcast, and what can we expect from the show? You’ll have to continue listening to find out.