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Dec 15, 2017

“It’s how you think about the money thing” that drives your spending and saving habits.

Money. We need it, struggle to manage it and don’t know who to listen to for advice. Everyone seems to be telling us what to do – “On sale, Buy now!” “Save for retirement!” “Low interest rate!”

What’s a money-smart person to do? Green Connections Radio went to one of the masters of personal finance to find out: Michelle Singletary, personal finance columnist for the Washington Post and author of several books on the topic.

Grab a pen and paper, or tablet – or however you take notes – for practical tips to get your financial house in order, as you listen to Michelle’s inspiring straight-talk with Green Connections Radio Host Joan Michelson.

You’ll hear:

  • How to look at your spending habits with a new lens. What’s important to you?
  • How to be creative with gifts and spending while achieving your financial goals.
  • Why giving is just as important as your rent or mortgage.
  • How to get control over your money – and spend based on your values.
  • Her thoughts on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
  • Where to get financial advice from – and it’s not just her!

What did Michelle and Joan say that resonated the most with you? Post it to us on Twitter @joanmichelson or on our Facebook page – like the page while you’re there – and post it in a review when you subscribe on iTunes or iHeartRadio, TuneIn or Stitcher.

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Dec 12, 2017

What makes this holiday season different?  

Buy a toy that’s fun while also being mentally stimulating and educational. These are a great way to teach kids to take care of the environment – and show them cool career options too.

What about assembling a wind turbine or electric vehicle – or even a “21st century house”?! Yes, they can. Kits are available for kids from 8 years old up to build them and more – while also learning about how things work firsthand. 

Listen to Steve Aarons, CEO of Child’s Play Toys show Green Connections Radio Host Joan Michelson these cool kits and more.

You’ll hear:

  • What to look for in toys for the kids in your world.
  • What they learn from them and how.
  • What they cost and why going to a toy store with knowledgeable staff is important
  • What’s new in robotics, wind turbines, solar-powered cars and more – in toys!

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This episode ran earlier and was so great, we decided to air it again since we’re all looking for cool gifts.

Dec 8, 2017

"Never give up and be confident in what you know."

Michele Bartolini on Green Connections Radio

All of us humans use a lot of paper. Look at all the paper on your desk and in your printer. During the year-end holidays we especially use a lot of paper - wrapping paper, greeting cards, year-end reports and budgets.

Recycled paper has become a common part of our lives, but where does it come from? Does it really save forests? Energy and water use? Today we find out.

Listen to Michele Bartolini of Rolland Paper explain the process to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson and learn:

  • How recycled paper is made, certifications that matter
  • How they reduced their energy use by 93 percent (their secret weapon that others can use too)
  • Identifying a new solution within your own company or organization
  • Benefiting from lifecyle assessments
  • Insights from her unique career transition....

...and more!

 

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Dec 5, 2017

Year's end is a great time to review the year's accomplishments, set the coming year's goals and plan for achieving them. We can notice what resonated most with our markets and trends on the horizon.

Listen to business strategy coach and Facebook marketing whiz Katie Krimitsos suggest ways to grow with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.

Katie's a master "community builder" and host of her own podcast, Biz Women Rock, so she practices what she preaches.

Listen to learn:

  • How your market will tell you what they need from you.
  • How to hear how they think you can help them - what your gift is.
  • Leveraging other sources to find new leads.
  • Tips for Facebook marketing
  • Coping with the overwhelming noise to focus 

To learn more about Katie Krimitsos and Biz Women Rock, and about Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com. This episode first aired earlier this year.

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Dec 1, 2017

Do you wonder how the news is made? Whether to trust it? Do you have a great story to tell and want to know how? Find out here.

Listen to Jen Boynton, Editor-in-Chief of TriplePundit Media tell Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson how they create news that attracts ~500,000 views/month, and pick up inside tips on how to pitch both TPM and GCR.

You'll hear:

  • The stories TriplePundit Media looks for.
  • Their target audience.
  • The business of green media.
  • Trends in sustainability.
  • Career insights..

...and more!

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Nov 28, 2017

Does your end-of-year contribution budget include wildlife or the environment? With the Trump administration reversing wildlife and environmental protections, it's vital for each of us to do our part to help shore up our co-inhabitants of the animal species and to protect the environment.

Listen here to my earlier conversation with Kara Reeve of the National Wildlife Federation for the good work they're doing, for example.

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Nov 25, 2017

What's your career or hiring plan for 2018? Listen to remarkable -- and candid -- HR guru Rita Trehan on Green Connections Radio in this enlightening and entertaining interview with GCR host Joan Michelson.

You'll want to take notes on how to boost your "career currency" and hire for competitive advantage too.

Rita Trehan is a former Human Resources leader at two huge global companies for many years – Honeywell and electric power giant AES – where she reinvented their HR systems and strategies for the betterment of both the companies and the employees.

You’ll learn:

  • Specific steps you can take today to be more valuable to your employer, and more visible to potential opportunities.
  • How to stay abreast of your employer’s and industry’s strategies and issues for career success.
  • How to develop your personal brand, even in uncertain times.
  • Tips for HR professionals and recruiters to hire great talent (not just "good").

And much, much more….

Grab your pen and notepad or tablet and pull up a seat for this one!

To learn more about Rita Trehan and Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com. This interview aired originally last year and is definitely work hearing again - anew.

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Nov 21, 2017

Are you looking for different gifts this year, those that match your values, are creative, and made by "real people" not mass produced?

Then, prepare to take notes as you listen to Jules Pieri, Founder & CEO of the creative gift site The Grommet on Green Connections Radio describe unique gifts “made by real people with stories and values worth sharing.”

The Grommet Holiday Catalog has a full range for buffs of all kinds and everyone on your list – something for the cook, the kids, the host/hostess, the wall, the wine- lover and more. 

Jules shares:

  • Stories of the makers behind some great gifts
  • Gift ideas for anyone on your list, for any occasion.
  • What makes the gifts unique.
  • What makes “Makers” a special breed.

And more….

This episode aired last year, so if you have a hard time finding the gifts she describes in our interview, that may be why. (Stay tuned for an update! Follow the link to the current catalogue.)

Share your favorite gifts on our Facebook page or tweet them to @joanmichelson.

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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.

Thank you for subscribing to Green Connections on iTunes or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review!

To learn more about RegentAtlantic and Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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