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#8: Rob Greenfield: Food Freedom + Living Off the Land

Host Kash Khan interviews Rob Greenfield, an activist and humanitarian dedicated to leading the way to a more sustainable and just world. Rob believes that our actions do matter, and that we have the power to improve the world around us. Named the Robin Hood of modern times, Rob donates 100% of his media income to grassroots nonprofits. He has been featured in National Geographic, BBC, CBS This Morning, Discovery Channel, USA Today, LA Times, The Guardian, Huffington Post and many more.

In this podcast, Rob talks about his passion for biology and sustainability, importance of mindfulness, and how individuals can take small steps into living more sustainably. 

The Educate Inspire Change Takeaway:

“I think the truth is that money creates the illusion of independence. Being able to buy whatever goods and services we need, we’re able to forget that behind what we spend there are people and other species, there are ecosystems.”

“It’s all about looking at the scenario that you’re in instead of looking at someone else and saying, “Oh, I can’t do that.” Look at them and think, “What inspiration can I take from them into the situation that I have?”

3:38: Rob talks about living the American Dream until his environmental awakening that began in 2011, which was the beginning of his transformational journey.

6:32: Kash asks Rob what it takes to be committed to living sustainably, which Rob says is to live an examined life and he explains what that means.

15:28: Rob states how humans have damaged their relationship with nature, and the importance for individuals to reconnect.

18:18: Rob is the extreme version of living sustainability and off the grid, and Kash asks him to give advice on how average people can make lifestyle changes to become the change they want to see in the world.

31:50: Rob discusses his respect for psychedelics, why he has not used them yet, and shares that he has recently felt called to use plant medicine. 

37:47: Kash asks Rob about his plans for the future, which for him is pursuing his renewed desire to get back to the land and have a home base where he feels connected.

46:30: Rob shares that he has not suffered from mental illness to the degree that others have, but he practices a few techniques to keep himself mentally healthy and gives advice to others that might help them reduce or control their mental illnesses. 

59:45: Rob discusses how he has struggled to create a healthy relationship with technology, how he has overcome his challenges, and how going offline has been beneficial for his mental health.

Resources

https://www.robgreenfield.org — Rob Greenfield’s website

https://wwoofinternational.org — World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

https://www.ic.org — Intentional Communities 

Guest Contact Info

https://web.archive.org/web/20191222184001/https://www.instagram.com/robjgreenfield/?hl=en — Instagram

https://www.facebook.com/RobGreenfield/ — Facebook

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKirXBZV7hE4Fws3VSdYkRQ — YouTube

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