Philippe Lazaro & Christi Huizenga Renaud — Tackling Environmental Degradation And Rural Poverty One Family At A Time

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My guests today are Philippe Lazaro and Christie Huizenga Renaud. Philippe and Christi are part of the Plant With Purpose team. Plant With Purpose equips farming families around the world to increase farm yields, heal damaged ecosystems, improve nutrition, and increase household savings and opportunities. Their approach solves two major issues facing the world today: environmental degradation and rural poverty. 

Another way to say it is that they reverse deforestation and poverty around the world by transforming the lives of the rural poor.

Since our chat is about the environment and food and sustainability and other things like these, we met at a park in downtown LA to record our conversation. If felt like the right thing to do to meet outside while we had our chat. We talk about the environment, sustainability, how we can and should make the world a little bit smaller, we talk about a podcast we are creating for their organization, and so much more. These two humans impressed the hell out of me. So grateful for their work! 

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