Jill Cloutier

Jill Cloutier

Jill Cloutier
February 21
Sustainable World Radio and Sustainable World Media
Jill Cloutier is a radio producer, environmental educator, freelance writer, and documentary filmmaker. Listen to my podcast on ITunes and at


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FEBRUARY 2, 2014 1:53PM

The Climate Change Diet

I’m going on a diet. A Climate Change Diet. An eating regime that not only makes me healthier, but also affects the earth and ecosystem in beneficial ways. If enough of us signed up for the Climate Change Diet or Climate Diet, we might have a positive impact on the global climate… Read full post »

AUGUST 11, 2013 7:30PM

Wake Up And Smell The... Spruce?!?

Black Spruce, Latin name Picea mariana, is my new BFF.  I’ve never met a Black Spruce in person, but I’ve been spending my mornings with its essential oil and I think it’s making me a better person. 

Native to North America,  Black Spruce is a coniferous evergreen and… Read full post »

Monsanto recently announced the formation of a new MPCA or Monsanto Permaculture Alliance. The MPCA was formed to transition Monsanto from an herbicide and GMO manufacturer into a leader in the organic agriculture movement. The MPCA plans to “turn Monsanto’s liabilities into assets&rd… Read full post »

 Any time that we place compostable food scraps in the trash we are throwing away valuable natural resources. In Santa Barbara County, an estimated 700 tons of trash a day goes to our landfill and of that, about 40% is considered compostable. What happens to food scraps in the landfill? After… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 17, 2013 5:09PM

Monsanto Vs. Nature


Monsanto hit the genetically modified ball out of the park in California’s November election after pouring over $7 million  into defeating Proposition 37, the initiative measure that would have required labels on genetically modified food sold in California supermarkets.

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I've interviewed farmers, scientists, ecologists, and permaculture designers, but until today I'd never interviewed a plant.

A Conversation With Corn

J (Jill Cloutier)-  Thanks for taking the time to talk with me today.  Tell me a bit about your background.  Where were you born… Read full post »

JUNE 17, 2011 11:02PM

Soil: The Universe Beneath Your Feet

Soil is alive.  It's a complex web of macro (that which we can see with our eyes), and micro (those we mostly cannot see) organisms.  One tablespoon of soil contains over six  billion bacteria and countless other species that contribute to a medium teeming with life.   We… Read full post »

JUNE 15, 2011 4:00PM

The Reality

My car had broken down for the last time. I waved goodbye as the AAA truck towed my rusting 1993 Pontiac away, one hazard light blinking a jerky farewell.

"I don’t care if it’s crushed into a can. I’ve had it. It’s going to the dump," I vowed to myself as… Read full post »

JULY 30, 2010 5:42PM


It was raining when I met the nurdle.  I was out taking a walk.  Everyone else must have been inside, staying dry.  The rain fell in a silent, steady drizzle, tapering off from its previous downpour.  As I walked, I saw a lot of debris washing down the sides of the… Read full post »

Foreclosure is not a joyful word and usually conjures up images of struggling homeowners trying to hold onto their most prized possession.  But, to see the word foreclosure paired with the proposed development site at Naples on the Gaviota Coast was a cause for celebration for many in the enviro… Read full post »

After reading the small (and beautiful) book, Slow Money by Woody Tasch, I believe that Goldman Sachs CEO Blankfein and other heavyweights in the "Too Big to Fail" financial sector might be well-advised to carefully observe, take note of, and even hang out with some earthworms.

Although Wood… Read full post »

APRIL 16, 2010 8:02PM

Hail to Kale!

"Tell me what you eat, I'll tell you who you are." ~French Gourmand Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

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