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Green Connections Radio - Insights on Innovation, Sustainability, Clean Energy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Careers w Top Leaders, Women

One of the '6 Best Podcasts for Business Travelers' per USA Today -- engaging, enlightening and informative interviews with high-performing innovators and leaders in clean energy and sustainability. Topics: Innovation, leadership, policy, consumers, women, entrepreneurship, the arts and careers.
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Now displaying: September, 2016
Sep 30, 2016

The Paris Accord to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions is ambitious and the U.S. has agreed to reduce it’s emissions by 26 to 28 % below 2005 levels by 2025. How do we do it? With breakthrough energy innovations!

Leading the charge in these breakthroughs is ARPA-E, the innovation arm of the U.S. Department of Energy and it’s led by Dr. Ellen Williams, who was Chief Scientist at BP during the Gulf Oil Spill. But don’t let that fool you…She’s 100 percent committed to clean energy and has been a long time professor at University of Maryland.

Listen to GCR host Joan Michelson's fascinating interview with Dr. Williams about:

  • Trends in energy breakthroughs – and what we need.
  • Where the investments are going these days – a wind drone?!
  • Important elements to drive breakthrough innovation
  • What it was like being Chief Scientist at BP during the Gulf Oil Spill
  • Recommendations for building a career in this industry

You’ll want to take notes!

P.S. The audio on this is a bit wobbly it turns out, which is below our usual standards…sometimes technology does not cooperate as intended! Fortunately, Dr. Williams sounds much than your loyal host. Thanks for understanding.

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Sep 27, 2016

What do the Fortune 50 Most Powerful Women do that has advanced their careers to the very top?

What can we all learn from them?

Listen to this fascinating discussion with executive coach Eleanor Beaton who was trained by the Oprah coach Dr. Martha Beck. Eleanor and Green Connections host Joan Michelson break down the careers of these amazing women to find what the rest of us can learn from their success.

Here are a few tidbits:

  • How to work with gender bias – and “stereotype threat” so they help you, and don’t exhaust you. (Your exhaustion may not be due to long hours after all!) – at about 9 minutes in
  • How to “show up at that table and be aware that (you) have to manage your reputation” but do not “allow that…to derail you from showing up authentically…or from dealing with the issues” at hand.
  • Patterns and habits in top performers to pay attention to. – at about 20 minutes in
  • What to ask your manager/boss. – at about 23 minutes
  • Nuances of mentorships and sponsorships that work – at about 40 minutes
  • What makes women’s initiatives successful?

And a real gem of an insight at the end from Ms. Eleanor…so listen through to the end.

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Sep 23, 2016

Leadership - advancing your career - finding alternate paths to solutions - even peaceful policing strategies that work...

Listen to renowned journalist Jay Newton-Small of Time magazine and author of the best-seller "Broad Influence: How Women are Changing the Way America Works" in her enlightening conversation with Green Connections host Joan Michelson about all of that and more.

Funny stories, great leadership tips, new ideas to make things work better, how to build support...

Why we need more women police officers!

You'll want to take notes! 

 

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Sep 20, 2016

San Francisco has ambitious clean energy goals: Reducing their carbon footrpint by 80% by 2050 and zero waste by 2020.

How can they get there and what can the rest of us learn from their experience?

As head of San Francisco's Department of the Environment, Melanie Nutter has been on the foreffont of this effort and a leader in developing programs that drive sustainable urban solutions.

Listen to GCR host Joan Michelson's engaging interview with Melanie including about:

  • Financial incentives and grant programs for community groups
  • An app for reporting issues in the city that need repair
  • Collaborating with other cities to find best practices
  • Consumer behavior

And, she proves that you don't have to be an an engineer or a scientist to succeed in this industry!

inspiring for the rest of us...

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Sep 16, 2016

Remember the last concert or sporting event you attended….Did you notice how much energy is being consumed by that venue? Lights for starters are a fortune, and concession stands use energy and spew all kinds of waste as they keep us fueled up.

AEG Worldwide, which owns hundreds of venues around the globe has been on the forefront of transforming these venues into more eco-friendly versions. A key force in doing so is AEG Worldwide Director of Sustainability, Jennifer Regan, who has encountered surprising resistance along the way.

Listen to this fascinating discussion between AEG’s Jennifer Regan and Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson and you’ll be looking at the hotels and entertainment venues you visit in a whole new way.

 

Sep 13, 2016

For 25 years, Ceres has been a force to be reckoned with as they drive sustainable business practices in the world’s largest companies. Ceres engages investors, executives and policymakers to use their own business practices and resources to stop “the bus coming towards us and our kids called climate change” from wrecking our economy and our lives. With the newly-signed COP21 Paris Accord, where 55 countries

How? Listen to this compelling discussion between Ceres CEO Mindy Lubber and Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson held at the recent Climate Leadership Gala, where Mindy and Ceres were honored.

You might be motivated to find zero-water use jeans! (It normally takes 3,000 gallons of water to make a pair of jeans.

 

 

 

 

Sep 9, 2016

Doing well by doing good is a universal value - but is it only for the lucky few? Nancy Pfund, Managing Partner of DBL Investors, who has been featured in the New York Times as a pioneer, talks with Green Connections host Joan Michelson about how to do it.

What are the key components? Is there a trade-off? 

Listen to this fascinating discussion with this powerful and kind former lead investor in Tesla and Solar City, from the Climate Leadership Gala.

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Sep 6, 2016

Dell Computers is one of the Fortune 500 leaders in integrating sustainability across the company. How? Why did the company go private (rather than stay a publicly-traded company)?

How do you change behavior to achieve their ambitious goals?

Listen to GCR host Joan Michelson’s short conversation with Dell’s Chief Responsibility Officer, Trisa Thompson, to find out.

This segment is also available on video on www.greenconnectionsradio.com. It was recorded when Joan anchored the livestream of the Greenbiz Verge San Francisco conference, called “Sidebar,” with Mo Al-Shawaf of Sustainability (an organization in Washington, DC).

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Sep 1, 2016

Listen to this fascinating discussion with one of the world’s foremost business leaders and innovators, Dr. Sophie Vandebroek, Chief Technology Officer of Xerox.

You’ll hear about:

  • “The democratization of energy” and how will it give us - consumers and business leaders - control over what type of energy we use for which purpose and when!
  • Breakthrough battery technologies that are about to transform our roads, bridges and overall infrastructure, and give you more options.
  • How to “do” innovation in a large organization, including leveraging diversity.
  • Career advice for innovators, STEM specialists and women

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