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Sustainability Speaker and Educator

Sustainability Speaker And Educator

Analiese Paik is a sustainability leader, advocate, educator and founder and CEO of Sustainne, a company dedicated to uniting, nurturing and growing a community dedicated to sustainable living.

She works with area nonprofits, organizations, clubs, educational institutions and corporations to educate, inform, inspire and empower their members, employees and students to take personal action to live more sustainably every day.

Bio

Analiese founded Sustainne in 2017 to help consumers cultivate a sustainable lifestyle and drive growth of the new economy, with a special focus on local businesses providing sustainable products and services.

Analiese worked in management positions in various sectors of the financial services industry before founding the award-winning Fairfield Green Food Guide in 2009.

Paik holds an MBA in Finance and is also a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City and International Wine Center in New York City.

She is a member of the leadership team of the Electric Vehicle Club of CT, a member of Sustainable Fairfield County and active advocate with various nonprofits paving the way to a sustainable future.

When she’s not at her desk, she can be found in the kitchen or garden.

Virtual Sustainable Living Events

Sustainable Living Events are unique, fun, and interactive virtual experiences that help individuals and teams develop critical skills for living sustainable while fostering a culture of sustainability.

We teach your employees, members and students about man-made causes of the climate crisis, waste crisis, natural resource degradation and depletion, and sixth mass extinction.

They’ll learn how our current lifestyle choices contribute to climate change, air and water pollution, loss of habitat and biodiversity, pollinator decline, land use change, soil degradation, global groundwater depletion, sea level rise, plastic pollution and ocean acidification and deoxygenation.

We always provide participants with practical, everyday lifestyle changes that inspire and empower them to take personal action.

Virtual Sustainable Living Events

The Anthropocene

Driving Electric

Living the Zero Waste Ethos

Eating Low on the Food Chain

Heathly, Sustainable, Pollinator-Friendly Ecosystems

Zero Emissions, Pollution and Synthetic- Chemical Free Yard and Gardens

Choose from Six Topics or Create Your Own Custom Experience

Choose the Format:

  • Webinars and Online Meetings
  • Workshops
  • Virtual student labs
  • Courses
  • Lunch and Learn
  • Guest Speaker
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Panel Moderator/Panelist

Choose the Length:

1.5 hours to 2 hours is required to cover each of the 6 topics in full. Choose one long session or a series of shorter, consecutive sessions.

Choose the Time:

We present events virtually during ours convenient to your organization via Zoom or your platform.

We look forward to collaborating with your Green Team to help them flourish

“Analiese Paik has a way with words that allows her to simultaneously inform and inspire. She gave a sustainability webinar for my botany class and it was incredibly well-received. She obviously tailors her presentations to the audience, and has researched the content and delivers like a consummate professional. Five out of five stars.” – Professor M., PhD

“In partnership with the New Canaan Library, Planet New Canaan sponsored Analiese Paik to give two presentations on Cultivating a Sustainable Lifestyle. During her interactive, engaging and well attended presentations, Analiese empowered the audience to align their personal choices with their concern for the environment. Analiese targeted simple concrete behaviors that will help “green” our environment, while also supporting local businesses committed to sustainability. As a follow up to the very positive response generated by these presentations, Analiese was invited to be the Key Note Speaker for the New Canaan Library’s Earth Day Sustainable Lifestyle Show and Tell Live Expo, and to share her expertise on the importance of making lifestyle adjustments that support the circular economy.” – Lynn Canaan, Planet New Canaan

  • How to Save Money & the Planet, April 2020
  • Eat More of What You Buy, April 2020
  • Investing for a Sustainable Future December 2019 (click to hear WSHU’s coverage), event organizer, keynote speaker and moderator.
  • Corporate Sustainable Living Expo April 2019 for employees at a major multinational renewable energy company. Curated sustainability programming and sustainable business exhibitors. (2020 program has been delayed indefinitely due to Covid-19)
  • Corporate Lunch & Learn 2020 programming for employees at a major manufacturing company. (delayed due to Covid-19)
  • Fairfield Lifelong Learners at Bigelow Senior Senior, 6 week course: Cultivating a Sustainable Lifestyle, rescheduled from April 2020 to September 2020 due to Covid-19.
  • Virtual Sustainability Lab for College Biology Majors: The Critical Role of Plants in Advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals, April 2020
  • BD Provisions, Cultivating a Sustainable Lifestyle
  • Fairfield Better Together, Cultivating a Sustainable Lifestyle
  • Planet New Canaan, Cultivating a Sustainable Lifestyle
  • Bridgeport University, Earth Day 2019, Small Steps to Sustainability
  • Creating a Sustainable Future, a Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County program on WPKN, April 2018
  • 040918 WPKN CAFC

  • Business Sustainability Challenge with university cohort for a major utility promoting sustainable campuses, June 2019
  • Housatonic Community College, SteamFEST 2019, Cultivating a Sustainable Lifestyle
  • Wakeman Town Farm, Food Waste Reduction Panel moderator, September 2018
Sustainable Living Lunch and Learn Events

Our Featured Presentations and Educational Programs

Presented as live webinars with interactive learning, chat and Q&A. Contact us for a brochure and to discuss your needs.

Cultivating a Sustainable Lifestyle

Choose from 2 hours, 2,1.5 hour workshops or a 6 week course.

2 hours: an interactive presentation where participants learn ways, both big and small, to immediately and significantly change their lifestyles to live more sustainably. Our personal choices have a big impact on the earth and those who emulate our behavior. Topics include zero waste, zero emissions, non-toxic home and personal care, pollinator-friendly yards and gardens, local and organic food and the circular economy.

2, 1.5 hour workshops (Click here to register for this course at Westport Continuing Education under Sustainable Lifestyle Series)

“Cultivating a Sustainable Lifestyle” teaches participants about the challenges Earth’s systems face in the Anthropocene, the geological epoch where human activity has caused changes at the planetary scale. If we don’t stop pushing the Earth past its limits, we’ll stay on course to lose 1 million species, deplete groundwater, acidify and deoxygenate our oceans, degrade our soil, and raise temperatures past the climate niche habitable to humans. Our personal choices matter, and collectively they have a huge impact on the earth. Participants will learn how to cultivate a new and aspirational, sustainable lifestyle by taking high impact actions, both big and small. This workshop is divided into two parts and covers everything from sustainable yards to zero food waste kitchens to zero greenhouse gas emissions living.

6 week course, 2 hours each week: highly interactive, deep dive into ways, both big and small, participants can immediately and significantly change their lifestyles to live more sustainably. Our personal choices have a big impact on the earth and those who emulate our behavior. Topics include zero waste, zero emissions, non-toxic home and personal care, pollinator-friendly yards and gardens, local and organic food and the circular economy. Time will be set aside during each module to identify obstacles to change, then problem solve at the individual level. This is where the big breakthroughs happen!

Choose from 2 hours, 2,1.5 hour workshops or a 6 week course.

2 hours: an interactive presentation where participants learn ways, both big and small, to immediately and significantly change their lifestyles to live more sustainably. Our personal choices have a big impact on the earth and those who emulate our behavior. Topics include zero waste, zero emissions, non-toxic home and personal care, pollinator-friendly yards and gardens, local and organic food and the circular economy.

2, 1.5 hour workshops (Click here to register for this course at Westport Continuing Education under Sustainable Lifestyle Series)

“Cultivating a Sustainable Lifestyle” teaches participants about the challenges Earth’s systems face in the Anthropocene, the geological epoch where human activity has caused changes at the planetary scale. If we don’t stop pushing the Earth past its limits, we’ll stay on course to lose 1 million species, deplete groundwater, acidify and deoxygenate our oceans, degrade our soil, and raise temperatures past the climate niche habitable to humans. Our personal choices matter, and collectively they have a huge impact on the earth. Participants will learn how to cultivate a new and aspirational, sustainable lifestyle by taking high impact actions, both big and small. This workshop is divided into two parts and covers everything from sustainable yards to zero food waste kitchens to zero greenhouse gas emissions living.

6 week course, 2 hours each week: highly interactive, deep dive into ways, both big and small, participants can immediately and significantly change their lifestyles to live more sustainably. Our personal choices have a big impact on the earth and those who emulate our behavior. Topics include zero waste, zero emissions, non-toxic home and personal care, pollinator-friendly yards and gardens, local and organic food and the circular economy. Time will be set aside during each module to identify obstacles to change, then problem solve at the individual level. This is where the big breakthroughs happen!

How to Save Money & the Planet, Episode 1 Sustainable Food

1 hour chock full of practical, money-saving ways to buy less food, economize on what you buy, buy “low carbon” food, efficiently prepare food, serve and store food so it lasts and gets eaten, and recycle food so its nutrients return to the earth.
This presentation covers:

1. Buying
2. Storing
3. Preparing
4. Serving
5. Recycling

Eat More of What You Buy

1 hour of high impact learning about how to eat more of what you buy so you can save money and create less food waste. Participants are empowered to:

  • avoid food waste by managing fresh food using a variety of proven strategies
  • practice whole vegetable eating by learning about vegetable parts that normally go uneaten and how to prepare them simply
  • use “scraps” to make delicious ingredients they won’t have to buy anymore
  • compost any remaining food scraps

Lunch and Learn Programs for Corporations

The Anthropocene
Learn about the enormous challenges Earth’s systems face in the Anthropocene, the geological epoch where human activity has caused changes at the planetary scale. If we don’t stop pushing the Earth past its limits, we’ll stay on course to lose 1 million species, deplete groundwater, acidify and deoxygenate our oceans, degrade our soil, and raise temperatures past the climate niche habitable to humans.  Our personal choices matter, and collectively they have a huge impact on the Earth. Participants will learn how to cultivate a new and aspirational, sustainable lifestyle by taking high impact actions, both big and small. This module is recommended as a precursor to all other learning experiences.
Healthy, Sustainable, Pollinator-Friendly Ecosystems
This module zeroes in on unsustainable lawn and garden practices, the damage they cause to nature in all its forms and hazards they pose to human health. Participants learn healthy and sustainable ecosystem practices that foster biodiversity, help restore imperiled pollinators and their plants and create carbon sinks. Topics covered include unlawning, identifying and removing invasive species, planting native plants, shrubs and trees for imperiled pollinators and helping to prevent extirpation/extinction of threatened and endangered species native to CT. Recommended as a companion module to Zero Emissions, Pollution and Synthetic-Chemical Free Yard and Gardens.
Zero Emissions, Pollution and Synthetic-Chemical Free Yard and Gardens
Participants will learn about the pollution, hazards to humans and other species, and climate-damaging costs of conventional yard and garden care. This learning experience covers zero emissions lawn and yard care, COVID-19 and leaf blowers, no/low mowing, passive restoration, rewilding, water management, and organic practices that create resilient yards that are in harmony with, and help restore, what we have lost. Recommended as a companion module to Sustainable, Pollinator-Friendly Ecosystems.
Living the Zero Waste Ethos
Nature knows no waste; it’s a human construct. We take a deep dive into the waste and recycling crisis and damage they create including terrestrial and aquatic plastic pollution on global scale. Consumer behavior has a huge impact on brands and their products, and the zero waste movement has helped propel our evolution into a circular economy.  Participants will learn the fundamentals of zero waste living including everyday ways to reuse, reduce, refuse, rethink, recover, repair, repurpose, renew, refurbish, rework, and rot our way out of the waste crisis. A special emphasis is placed on radical food waste reduction, whole vegetable eating, composting, soil regeneration and sustainable home ecosystem management rooted in the zero-waste ethos.
 
Eating Low on the Food Chain
The number one greatest impact we have on the planet is the food we choose to eat. This module begins with the oversized impact industrial farming and animal agriculture have on land use change, pollution, habitat loss, species loss, soil degradation and groundwater depletion. Participants will learn about the human and planetary benefits of eating a whole-foods, plant-based diet sourced from local, sustainable foodsheds. We will explore the global shift towards sustainable food systems that center on regenerative agriculture as a means to regenerate soil organic matter, boost soil health, increase soil production capacity and climate resiliency, sequester atmospheric carbon, restore species habitat, and foster biodiversity.
Drive Electric
The transportation sector is undergoing a transformative change. Gas and diesel-powered vehicles are being banned and phased out of production around the globe and electric vehicles are replacing them to help decarbonize societies and forge a path to a sustainable future.  This module covers battery electric vehicle essentials including best-selling makes and models, noteworthy upcoming releases, features, driving, federal and state tax credits and rebates, pending legislation, direct-to-consumer sales, managing battery life, reducing range anxiety, maintenance, charging at home and away, and integration with home solar and battery storage in smart living ecosystems.

Lunch and Learn Programs for Corporations

Corporate Events

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Workshops

Eat More of What You Buy

Eat More of What You Buy