It’s not just Jay and Scott behind Sustainability Defined. We have volunteers and paid staff that help us with research, social media, etc. Today for an atypical episode we want to highlight a couple staff members, one who has played a critical role for years and is leaving the podcast for an exciting opportunity in market garden farming, and another who is just joining the team after being a devoted listener and studying and working in sustainability. The outgoing staff member is Matt Arends. If you’ve ever engaged with our social media or been impressed with our graphics on there, the kudos go to Matt. He is leaving his part-time position with the podcast so he can focus on Wild Roots Acres & Farm (@wildrootsacres_mn) on Instagram. We’ll hear about his sustainability journey and about his business including the geothermal greenhouses he is building. The incoming staff member is Amelia Kovacs. We needed someone with a lot of energy who knows sustainability so they could help us with research, social media, and a variety of other tasks. Boy did we luck out with Amelia. You’ll hear her passion as well as her knowledge in sustainability as she talks about her current work in the field and what she’s learned from the podcast. We hope you enjoy hearing from the folks behind the scenes!


Sustainability Defined is the podcast that seeks to define sustainability, one concept (and bad joke) at a time. Hosted by Jay Siegel and Scott Breen.

Each episode focuses on a single topic that helps push sustainability forward. We explain each topic with the help of an experienced pro, place it within our organizational tree, and help our listeners define what exactly sustainability is, episode by episode.

We have divided our organizational tree into the following seven sectors:



Natural Environment





Each episode is categorized under one of our sectors and visually depicted within our organizational tree. The more episodes we complete, the more the tree will visually define what exactly sustainability means.

Please go to for more information. Our website has pages for each episode where there is a player to stream the episode, as well as hyperlinked intro notes.

Podden och tillhörande omslagsbild på den här sidan tillhör Jay Siegel & Scott Breen. Innehållet i podden är skapat av Jay Siegel & Scott Breen och inte av, eller tillsammans med, Poddtoppen.