There is time to decide you care with Ryan Lewis, Boulder

September 9, 2021

Ryan Lewis is the Founder and CEO of EarthHero, an eco-friendly online marketplace. It’s a business with big goals, namely saving the planet one sustainable purchase at a time. Ryan believes deeply in that cause and has committed to educating the average Joe on how to shop and consume sustainably to further it. 

Still, he sees himself as a family man and nature junkie first and foremost. How does he do it? By balancing his ecological business goals with his personal life, making Zero Excuses, and leaving nothing to circumstance. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Decide if you care. If you do – be a part of the solution
  • If you leave things to circumstance, nothing will ever happen. Take action
  • Go at a pace you can sustain to avoid short lived initiatives

Things to Listen For:

  • [02:12] Get to know Ryan
  • [05:24] The importance of a mission statement and values
  • [08:15] The impetus behind EarthHero
  • [09:56] EarthHero’s goals 
  • [12:04] How shopping sustainably can improve your life
  • [13:15] “Do you care?”
  • [17:22] Falling into the comparison trap
  • [20:24] Ryan’s family values
  • [22:39] Finding balance when starting a business
  • [25:23] What makes Ryan uniquely suited to his business
  • [29:24] The firsts step to take on the road to sustainable shopping

After You Listen:

More from the Zero Excuses Podcast:

Episode 001: There is time to travel

Episode 002: There is time to not work

Episode 003: There is time to improve yourself

Episode 004: There is time to build the life you want

Episode 005: There is time for laughter

Episode 006: There is time for relationships

Episode 007: There is time for community

Episode 008: There is time for renewal

Episode 009: There is time for loving others

Episode 010: There is time for giving

Episode 011: There is time for the three B’s

Episode 012: There is time for learning

Episode 013: There is time for others

Episode 014: There is time for listening

Episode 015: There is time for action

Episode 016: There is time for reflection

Episode 017: There is time for Zero Excuses

Episode 018: There is time for change

Episode 019: There is time to plan

Episode 020: There is time to start difficult things

Episode 021: There is time to unplug

Episode 022: There is time to choose your perspective

Episode 023: There is time to reinvent yourself

Episode 024: There is time for everything important

Episode 025: There is time to excel

Episode 026: There is time to do the work

Episode 027: There is time for self-reflection

Episode 028: There is time for healthy living

Episode 029: There is time for whatever you want to do with it

Episode 030: There is time to create a listening culture

Episode 031: There is time to say yes

Episode 032: There is time to confront uncertainty

Episode 033: There is time for empathy

Episode 034: There is time to be bold

Episode 035: There is time for improv comedy 

Episode 036: There is time for investing in others

Episode 037: There is time to fit the puzzle pieces together

Episode 038: There is time to impact your community