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Nov 17, 2017

"Can you produce something that is both beautiful and sustainable? We're getting to the point where those two things should be one and the same." Amina Razvi on Green Connections Radio

Do you wish you knew a way to buy clothing that is made sustainably? Listen to Amina Razvi, V.P. of Membership of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition talks with Joan Michelson on Green Connections Radio. 

You'll hear:

  • How designers and manufacturers are seriously reducing the carbon footprint of apparel (and making consumer choices easier)
  • Benchmarking apparel manufacturing - trackable results
  • What to watch for in cool new stuff
  • How you can transition from one career direction to another (like Amina did, from architecture to sustainable apparel!).

"Women are far more capable than you think you are...trust your own ability to figure out the things you don't know."… and other terrific career advice.

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Nov 14, 2017

The eco-conscious market is three times more involved and engaged than the average market.

Tracy Schario on Green Connections Radio

As governments gather in Bonn for the UN Climate Change conference, the private sector has already moved forward and is focused on “selling” their sustainability initiatives to their stakeholders. How?

What does it take to convincingly communicate about sustainability, inspiring engagement to drive results? Listen to communications executive Tracy Schario, former head of communications at Pew Clean Energy in this lively conversation with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson (herself a communications expert).

You'll learn:

  • The keys to successful communications campaigns.
  • What “engagement” is.
  • If communications actually drives sales, revenue.
  • What the Dollar Shave Club has to do with sustainability marketing.
  • And, career tips, especially for transitions….and more.

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Nov 10, 2017

“A highly probable, high-impact yet neglected threat"…. (that) occurs after a series of warnings and visible evidence."

Michele Wucker, Definition of a "Gray Rhino" from her book

With (at least) two urgent potential disasters on the horizon - the U.S. President in Asia wrestling North Korea and the UN meeting in Bonn wrestling climate agreements - it's a great time to listen to Michele Wucker, global business strategy leader and author of Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore.

Why do we miss potentially dangerous trends, “a series of warnings and visible evidence"? These could be a failing infrastructure, terrorist threats, or a business competitor or trend, or a family crisis we were ignoring. What do we have to do to see these early enough to avert them?

in this enlightening conversation between Michele and Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson you'll learn:

  • How to see past your blind spots
  • How to pivot in time to avert disaster - and persuade others.
  • Decision-making structures that incentivize seeing more threats – and opportunities.
  • How to be the “Challenger-in-Chief” in your own world and invite opposite points of view.
  • How our short-term focused society puts us at risk for missing huge threats

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Nov 3, 2017

"It's about how the customer will feel." Tricia Carey

About 85% of our clothing ends up in a landfill. Ugh! How do we reduce this environmental hazard -- and still wear great clothes?

Listen to this fascinating conversation with Tricia Carey of Lenzig Fabrics about how they make glorious fabrics from wood, for a range of clothing from jeans to designer dresses.

You'll hear:

  • How wood becomes fabric.
  • How their whole process is eco-friendly, from pulp to using its by-products (like xyitol used in candy).
  • Where to find clothing made from these fabrics.
  • How to wash clothing from these fabrics.
  • Career paths, advice... and more....

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Oct 31, 2017

Conventional thinking in the face of the proposed Trump administration's cuts and regulatory rollbacks is that clean energy support in Washington is on life support. Not so fast....

Listen to Lisa Jacobson, President of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) explain to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson why business and the council are more optimistic about clean energy support from Capital Hill than most of us.

You'll hear about:

  • The priorities of business in clean energy policy
  • Why business is optimistic about clean energy policy
  • How business is responding to potential federal government cuts
  • The drivers of energy innovation
  • Career advice, and more....

 

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Oct 27, 2017

As we (and the government) plan our 2018 budgets, the recent string of disasters is a stark reminder to include resilience in our budgets, from cities to companies and organizations. Our homes, businesses, schools and local economies cannot afford to be ill-prepared, as we saw in Puerto Rico for example with Hurricane Maria’s devastation. How to do it?

Listen to Katharine Burgess, Director of Urban Resilience at the Urban Land Institute, for best practices in this critical conversation with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson. You may want to forward this podcast to your mayor, Congressperson or City Manager – and take notes!

You’ll hear:

  • Strategies that communities are using today to increase their resilience and add value as well.
  • How rezoning can help increase the incentives for green infrastructure.
  • The importance of accurate data for community infrastructure programs to be resilient and where to find it.
  • Leveraging water infrastructure upgrades for more benefits, more greenspace and more savings.
  • 3 top steps you can take in your community today to increase its resilience to climate change – and add more benefits too, economically, socially and culturally.

A couple of notes: The sound quality on this one is a bit below our normal high standards. Also, when she mentions “panels,” those are ULI’s advisory panels that advise the communities in the field. We are re-airing this one since it's so important to include resilience planning in our budgets being finalized at this time.

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Oct 24, 2017

The big issue with renewable energy is that it's not always available. What if it could be? What if you had an intermediate source that could store the solar power, for example, indefinitely, so that you can convert it back into electrons to power the grid or your business?

Enter hydrogen generators. Listen to Dr. Kathy Ayers, V.P. of Research & Development at Proton OnSite explain how these cool generators work to create clean, reliable fuel.

You'll hear:

  • How these hydrogen generators create hydrogen in a clean way, from water, not the traditionally way from natural gas (a petroleum product).
  • How these hydrogen generators could help power plants be more reliable especially in disasters.
  • The benefits of storing hydrogen for commercial, industrial, or laboratory use
  • Why these generators are a more cost-effective, dependable and space-saving option for industry.
  • Career tips - like Kathy's story of the "random" event that led her to this work.

And more!

 You’ll look at water differently!

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Oct 22, 2017

As you see images of the huge swath of homes wiped out in the massive California fires, or in Puerto Rico, Houston or Florida from the hurricanes, imagine all the stuff those people have to replace....What if they replaced part of it with sustainable options? Yes, they can!

Listen to Eileen Mockus, CEO of Coyuchi, tell Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson about how Coyuchi has been manufacturing organic cotton sheets, towels and related bedding for 25 years, and now offers a subscription service (for customer convenience and to ensure the linens are recycled).

You'll hear:

  • How organic sheets, towels are made – and why it matters for much more than just the sheets.
  • What to look for when buying towels, sheets, mattress pads.
  • Recycling sheets, other fabrics.
  • What prices reflect across the range of options.
  • Certifications to look for when shopping.
  • Career tips for sustainable manufacturing – and all careers.

 

And more….

You’ll look at your sheets and towels differently!

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Oct 17, 2017

"Everywhere we go in the utility industry, utilities, regulators, stakeholders...there's broad recognition that...the way utilities do business has to change."

Praveen Kathpal on Green Connections Radio

Every time there's a natural disaster, huge swaths of people lose power for days, weeks, even months in the case of Puerto Rico (from Hurricane Maria). That means their economies and livelihoods stop.

The remedy? Energy storage -- it supports electricity reliability, as well as a clean energy economy. How?

Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson's enlightening interview with Praveen Kathpal, V.P. of AES Energy Storage for answers -- and about their new joint venture with Siemens.

  • How does electricity get to us? (homes, offices, restaurants)?
  • How batteries work - the surprising difference they make.
  • New energy storage technologies- and the largest lithium ion battery in the world.
  • How a joint venture between two huge companies works.
  • If the Trump administration's anti-clean energy agenda can affect the development of these technologies.

Career advice and more!

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Oct 13, 2017

“Every ingredient has to be there.”

Dr. Shirley Meng on Green Connections Radio

Imagine if a substance so common and inexpensive that it’s in your kitchen cabinet could hold the secret to the next revolution in battery technologies! That’s the truly ground-breaking work that Dr. Shirley Meng is leading at the Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion at U.C. San Diego and as the Founding Director of its Sustainable Power and Energy Center.

This brilliant woman is innovating batteries for the 21st century – and they aren’t all lithium ion – for the grid, electric vehicles and those small alkaline batteries in your flashlight or portable emergency radio. These breakthroughs expand renewable energy.

Listen to GCR Host Joan Michelson's fascinating conversation with Shirley about:

  • How to design novel energy storage solutions.
  • The common substance for the next generation of batteries.
  • A biodegradable battery? No landfills?!
  • The interdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder effort needed for the smart grid challenge.
  • Great career advancement tips, especially for women.

How her comment that, “Every ingredient has to be there,” applies to many things, from research to careers.

And more! 

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Oct 10, 2017

We tend to take standards for granted, and want "our" technology to be special and proprietary, but standards are critical so systems can work together.

Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson's intriguing conversation with Karen Bartleson, President of IEEE, the global organization of electrical and other engineers.

You'll learn about standards we take for granted and just how  important they are - and career tips too.

 

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Oct 10, 2017

“The best way to drive innovation and new ideas (in STEM) is to have the broadest set of minds at the table,” Esther Takeuchi on Green Connections Radio

Anyone you know of who has a pacemaker, literally owes their life to Dr. Esther Takeuchi of Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Lab. She invented the pacemaker battery and is in the Inventors’ Hall of Fame as a result. This remarkable woman is now innovating batteries for the 21st century – for everything from cars to the electric grid -- to enable greater expansion of renewable energies by addressing the storage-intermittency issues.

Listen to GCR Host Joan Michelson's fascinating conversation with Esther about:

  • A new battery that looks like felt and is continually reusable.
  • Earth-abundant materials in the next generation of batteries making them eco-friendly
  • Managing conflict as “a necessary component of driving innovation.”
  • “Seeing what everyone else is seeing, but thinking what no one else is thinking.”

Career tips – like: “don’t underestimate your abilities” – and more!

Live from the ElectroChemical Society 2017 conference.

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Oct 6, 2017

 

“We need to question the assumptions in our methodology…and figure out how we’re going to use all this data to solve problem,” Allison Sagraves on Green Connections Radio

The 21st century economy is based on Big Data, especially when it comes to the new energy-sustainability paradigm. As Green Connections Radio Joan Michelson wrote in Investis recently, all data is not created equal and we can easily get garbage.

One of the experts in that piece, Allison Sagraves emphasized to consider what you're not asking, "The value is going to come from the things we never knew were possible."

Listen to Joan's fascinating conversation with Allison about big data transforming our world, including in energy.

You'll hear:

  • What data lineage means and why it helps you separate good and bad data.
  • How we can use big data to solve problems.
  • How big data drives the energy revolution, from sources to utilities to the “prosumer.”
  • How important citizen data scientists are and how you can become one easily.
  • Why Millennials are called “conspicuous optimizers” and how we all should be too.

Super career tips and more!  (Hint: “Find the passion in the field that you’re in,” Allison Sagraves).

Here are links to Part 1 and Part 2 of our two-part article on Big Data including more from Allison.

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Oct 3, 2017

Solar Jobs Help Homeowners - Nicole Steele, Grid Alternatives

Training Solar Talent While Installing Solar to Low Income Families

Everybody talks about jobs, and the clean energy economy is growing jobs at a faster pace than virtually any other industry. So, where do you go to get trained?

A national non-profit is training the solar workforce of the future while also giving solar power to low-income homeowners who would not otherwise be able to afford it. It's called Grid Alternatives.

Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson's engaging conversation with head of Grid Alternatives in the Mid-Atlantic region, Nicole Steele.

You'll hear:

  • Stories of homeowners who had Grid Alternatives installed on their homes.
  • How to get trained for solar jobs, and certified, in a short program supported by Grid Alternatives.
  • How Grid Alternatives can help these families get the solar system paid for.
  • Tips for putting solar on your home.
  • Getting solar if you're in a multi-family dwelling.
  • Career tips... and more!  

Attend the Grid Alternatives Job Fair in the Washington, D.C. area on November 7th.

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Sep 29, 2017

"85% of disposable apparel ends up in a landfill," Annie Gullingsrud, Cradle to Cradle Innovation Institute

Think of all the stuff that the people in Houston, Florida and Puerto Rico tragically lost in the devastating recent hurricanes....

What if they replaced even 10 percent of it with sustainable clothing? Is it even possible? How?

Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson's intriguing interview with the Director of Textiles and Apparel at the Cradle to Cradle Innovation Institute, Annie Gullingsrud, to find out how.

You'll hear:

  • What the circular economy is.
  • What to look for when buying clothes.
  • What certifications mean.
  • How communities can get more clean drinking water from a clothing manufacturing plant.
  • Tips for a career in sustainable fashion.

 And more….

You’ll look at your clothes and shop differently!

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Sep 26, 2017

Without the ability to store clean energy, it will only go so far.

AES Energy Storage is on the cutting edge of reinventing energy storage, especially with their new joint venture with Siemens, called Fluence.

Listen to AES's Kate McGinnis tell Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson about the state of energy storage today - and the future - including the largest energy storage unit in the U.S.

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Sep 22, 2017

“Change occurs when we vote with our wallets…We are in a revolution right now when we can use our portfolios to express our values and actually impact the policies that corporations are making.”

Christopher Cordaro

One of the sure-bet investments over time has been energy stocks, mostly oil and gas, with companies like Exxon Mobil soaring. Yet, Hurricane Harvey and the reality of climate change have upset that long-held belief too. The hurricane brought Houston’s oil and gas hub to a halt for days or weeks.

So, today we’re looking anew at how we can match our investment dollars with our values. Grab an iPad or pen and paper, because you’ll want to take notes on this one.

Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson’s tips-packed conversation with investing master, Christopher Cordaro, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of RegentAtlantic about how to do it.

You’ll hear:

  • Why Tesla has a surprisingly low score as a values-driven investment.
  • The difference between socially-responsible investing and ESG investing (using environment, social and governance investment criteria).
  • The ROI, return on investment, of values-driven stocks vs. traditional stocks.
  • How we can change corporate behavior via our investments.
  • How women are better suited for leadership in today’s economy than men.
  • Tips for how to evaluate your investment portfolio or 401K.

         And more….

You’ll want to take notes to help you decide where to put your money.

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Sep 19, 2017

We feel for the people of Houston, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands who had their lives devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.....they have to replace everything.

So, what if....what if they replaced their clothing with sustainably-produced clothing? Imagine the statement that would make....

What's involved in manufacturing sustainably-produced clothing? Listen to Christopher Chappell, Director of eCommerce and Marketing at Ramblers Way (and the son of Tom Chappell of Tom's of Maine toothpaste fame) and hear how they're manufacturing organic wool clothing that is made in the U.S.A. too.

You'll hear:

Certifications to look for - and those that are yet needed

What it takes to make organic clothing.

Which dyes are organic and water-friendly which are not.

What you can do as a consumer to wear your eco-values.

Pros and cons of manufacturing in the U.S.A.

You'll never look at your shirts, sweaters, pants and blazers the same again!

Let us know what YOU think clothing manufacturers and retailers should do to be more eco-friendly.

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Sep 15, 2017

We read the articles about the hurricanes and climate change and environmental pollutants and all, but today we have a behind the scenes look at where those stories come from and how they come to be.

Grab a cup of coffee or your beverage of choice and listen in to this fascinating, insightful conversation between Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson - obviously a reporter herself - and Hannah Fairfield, the Climate Editor of the venerable New York Times. This is the story behind the stories.

You'll hear:

  • Where their stories come from - literally.
  • How they decide which stories to tell.
  • How they decide how to tell them.
  • What it takes to tell these stories, literally, in person power, resources and finding people as story subjects.
  • How she came to the job - her unusual path.
  • ...and more!

Let us know what YOU think the NY Times and other journalists should cover about the climate, and related topics.

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Sep 12, 2017

Congress is back in session and about to negotiate the draconian cuts to environmental, clean energy and climate change-related government funding -- and having to do so on the heels of the direct experience of the impact of climate change through the ferocity of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The very programs they are looking to cut are those that are helping us manage these storms with the fewest deaths and injuries and least loss of property. These storms should demonstrate in stark terms the need to maintain these programs and even increase funding.

In light of these threatened cuts, the business community is stepping up its game, and one of the important organizations leading and supporting the business community in doing so is the Clean Energy Business Network, which monitors, advocates for and connects small and medium-sized businesses to policy decisions related to clean energy.

So, please meet its Executive Director, Lynn Abramson and listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson's engaging and informative interview with her.

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Sep 8, 2017

What if we had a way to get power to devastated areas quickly in an emergency, such as a natural disaster like a hurricane?

Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson's fascinating conversation with Rita Hansen, CEO of OnBoard Dynamics about their new mobile natural gas-powered energy source that could provide that much-needed power at these critical moments.

You'll hear:

  • How compressed natural gas (CNG) power works.
  • How their mobile unit works.
  • How their units can help in a disaster.
  • The difference between these portable CNG units and microgrids.
  • And much more, including career advice for this emerging industry.

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Sep 5, 2017

Stories abound about the potential contaminants in the water flooding Houston and its environs from Hurricane Harvey. But what might we learn from all that water?

Perhaps we can learn something about it from the team that studied the Gulf of Mexico after the catastrophic BP Oil Spill. Dr. Rita Colwell, renowned microbiologist and oceanographer, former head of the National Science Foundation, and now a leader at the University of Maryland, has been leading that effort. And no one was better suited for it.

In this enlightening interview with Green Connections Host Joan Michelson, Dr. Colwell explains:

  • what their extensive research by diverse teams of scientists is teaching us about:
    • the impact on marine ecosystem and marine life,
    • how to clean up the spill, and
    • other discoveries that are enhancing our understanding and management of marine life and/or climate change-related environmental consequences.

She also offers terrific career advice from her own experience – as a mentor, a mentee and a leader always pushing the boundaries of innovation via science.

Read my Hufington Post blog on this topic here, which includes the trailer of the fascinating documentary about their work, ”Dispatches from the Gulf." They also have short videos with some of the scientists.

 

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Sep 1, 2017

“Kids have power.. and once kids know how much power they have to make change, they start acting.”

Lynne Cherry

Many families are displaced by the historic devastation from Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath that is leaving Houston and outlying areas underwater. Kids are experiencing the impact of the climate firsthand and probably don’t understand exactly what’s happening.

As we help kids deal with the trauma of their homes as they knew them being flooded away, maybe this is also a moment when we can explore if helping them understand how the climate works will help them make sense of the upheaval and devastation.

Listen to Lynne Cherry, author of over thirty children’s books pertaining to climate change tell Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson about how:

  • Kids understand the environment
  • Kids worldwide are doing their part, and creatively
  • Books are magic for kids
  • and more!

This interview was previously recorded at an Earth Day celebration at Union Station in Washington D.C.

Hurricane Harvey might also inspire them to be more environmentally-friendly in their own choices, including as they grow up. They might ask more questions of their teachers, coaches and parents about the impact of things they see happening and choices of things to buy, too.

Books are great gifts - any time of the year!

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Aug 25, 2017

 

 

We object to solutions “because we don’t think the solutions are consistent with our ideology or our politics.” Dr. Hayhoe

The recent solar eclipse reminded us of the power of science. So, we thought it was a good time to hear again from one of our amazing scientist guests, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, who was chosen as one of Time magazine’s “Top 100 Pioneers” and is great fun too.

Dr. Hayhoe is an Atmospheric Scientist and the Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University – and teaches in the Political Science Department. An interesting combination…

In this fascinating interview, Dr. Hayhoe tells Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson:

In this fascinating interview, Dr. Hayhoe tells Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson:  

  • What climate change is exactly, and what’s “natural.”
  • Why we should care about climate change: “Our infrastructure is built on the assumption of a stable climate.”
  • 2/3rds of cities are within a few feet of sea-level.
  • What policymakers can do – and what drives them to act.
  • How do deal with “climate deniers” – it’s not about the climate!

And more…!

What did YOU hear Katharine Hayhoe say? What did you take away from this interview?

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Aug 22, 2017

Total eclipse reminds us of how cool physics is, so we thought it was a good time to hear from renowned physicist and best-selling author Dr. Lawrence Krauss on how exactly the climate changes and why again.

Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson’s engaging discussion with Dr. Krauss, who teaches at Arizona State University (and Joan knows from her speaking engagements about the work of her great-great uncle physicist, Nobel Laureate Albert A. Michelson (speed of light, 1907).  

You’ll hear about:

  • The physics of climate change – how the climate changes, why and when.
  • Which aspects of climate change are “normal” cycles of nature and which are mankind-induced.
  • Why understanding physics matters.
  • How the story of the universe is “The Greatest Story Ever Told…So far…,” the title of his new book.
  • How to talk to climate deniers – including those who eschew science.

To learn more about Dr. Lawrence Krauss and his remarkable body of work, and Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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