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

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Nov 29, 2016

“It’s important to understand where the connections lie, so you don’t miss opportunities when they pop up.” Megan Litke

Whether you’re a student, a professor, a university administrator – or managing a corporate campus – you’ll want to take notes listening to this interview on Green Connections Radio with American University’s Director of Sustainability Megan Litke.

From GCR host Joan Michelson and Megan Litke’s conversation, you’ll hear:

  • Innovative solutions to campus sustainability challenges
  • Meeting ambitious campus goals
  • Engaging students – and faculty
  • What to learn about to see new solutions
  • Advice for careers in sustainability, especially for jobs like hers.


And much more!

What did you hear Megan say? 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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Nov 25, 2016

Tired of buying the same types of gifts? Want your "consumer power" to match your values?

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.” 

Jules share with GCR host Joan Michelson some of her favorite picks from their catalog and the cool stories of the makers behind them – for anyone on your list, for any occasion

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

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Nov 22, 2016

Attention travelers! Are you planning a holiday trip? Do you want to make “sustainable” choices?

Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson’s interview with National Geographic Editor-at-Large Costas Christ – in our new iHeartRadio studio! – on:

  • The difference between “eco-tourism” and “sustainable travel.”
  • What to look for in places you want to stay.
  • How to travel cheaper. What’s included?
  • Sustainable systems at top-of-the-line destinations.

Whether you’re planning a trip for the holidays, or an anniversary or birthday, or just a cool vacation, you’ll want to listen to Costas’ tips – and take notes!

National Geographic’s eco “Unique Lodges” are amazing too.

What did you hear Costas say? 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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Nov 18, 2016

Attention foodies! Do you want to store holiday (and other) leftovers?

Twin sisters Allison and Megan are innovating food storage with Fresh Box, a new food packaging system. They earned a spot at the Clean Tech Open Southeast too.

Described as a “soda stream unit for food”, FreshBox is the first home food preservation system that brings an established industrial food packing technology to the home consumer, enabling users to increase their access to fresh food and reduce food waste.

Foodies, locavores and early-adopters will love this new technology.

Now we can store all that turkey and fixings left over more easily and freshly!

What did you hear Megan and Allison say? 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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Nov 11, 2016

Wondering what to buy the kids in your world this holiday season?

You want something fun and mentally challenging and educational. You’re aware that every choice reflects your values too. You care about the environment and your kids do too, and you want to reinforce that without being preachy. You want to show them there are career options for them that match their values too.

Enter clean energy toys – kits that enable kids from 8 years old up to build things, to learn about how things work firsthand. 

Listen to Steve Aarons, CEO of Child’s Play Toys show Green Connections Radio Host Joan Michelson the latest, coolest clean energy-related 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!

 

What did you hear Streve say? 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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Nov 8, 2016

When you hear “3M” you think of Post-it notes, right?

Not so fast. 

3M is innovating in cleantech – really – and breaking new ground, especially in reducing carbon emissions

Listen to Laura Nereng, Program Manager of 3M’s Clean Energy Innovation, explain to Green Connections Radio Host Joan Michelson about 3M’s break-through that could change everything.

And, about her innovative group that developed it.

It’ll make you think differently about carbon emissions – and maybe a few other things too.

You’ll hear:

How collaborating with strangers can breed magic.

Challenging assumptions is crucial for successfully innovating.

Extra time can be put to good use.

What’s next….

 

What did you hear Laura say? 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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Nov 4, 2016

Whether you’re looking to rent or buy a home, apartment, condo, or townhouse, historically you’ve had to ask a lot of questions to find out about the home’s energy efficiency and carbon footprint. Meet Kari Klaus of Viva Green Homes, a new home listing service that is changing that.

Listen to Green Connections host Joan Michelson’s engaging conversation with Kari about how to buy or rent a “green” home no matter where you’re located, what to look for, and pitfalls.

You’ll learn about:

“Green-washing” – or exaggerated claims in listings

How their rating system works

Tips for buying or renting a green home/apartment

And more!

 

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Nov 1, 2016

Love urban living but fed up with traffic?

So were Amber Wason and her co-founder Jeff Stefanis.

Instead of just complaining, they got to work and developed a cool new electric bike, launched a campaign to fund it on Kickstarter and then....

cleverly made a deal with Kevin Cole to sell their bikes in his stores.

How?

Listen to Amber's story in her eye-opening conversation with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson from the Clean Tech Open Southeast Regional Innovation Summit.

You'll learn how:

  • They came up with the idea.
  • To do a successful Kickstarter campaign.
  • To persuade a major retailer to carry your new product when you're just starting out.
  • To stand out in this emerging industry

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