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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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Dec 30, 2016

“Sustainable travelers spend more and stay longer,” Geoff Bolan on Green Connections Radio.

If you’re a travel and tourism leader – or a traveler who has sustainable values – listen to this enlightening conversation between Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson and Geoff Bolan, CEO of Sustainable Travel International.

You’ll discover:

  • Who sustainable travelers are and what they look for.
  • How Millennials are spending their travel dollars.
  • Travel trends
  • How to identify sustainable travel options.
  • Tips for careers in sustainable travel

To learn more about Green Connections Radio and/or Joan Michelson, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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Dec 23, 2016

Did you know that training for the utility sector can also equip you to work in biotech?

Do you currently work in the energy field – or want to?

Ann Randazzo, Executive Director of the Center for Energy Workforce Development, explains to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson these surprising tips in this two-part series:

  • How you can earn $100,000+ salary and get $200,000 worth in training
  • Where the jobs are in the utility sector.
  • Key qualities for someone working in this sector
  • Tips for success
  • Dynamics that are creating more opportunities.

Ann also describes their cool tech tools for veterans, whose skills are very transferable to the utility sector, the certifications that matter, and the secret weapon in developing the energy workforce of the future.

You’ll definitely want to take notes!

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

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Dec 20, 2016

Energy is the lifeblood of the economy. Where it we get it from matters, though. With several oil and gas folks set to take top posts in the new administration, it's important to talk with one of the top people who was a liaison between BP and the clean up, from a scientific side: Rita Colwell, Ph.D, with too many top scientific roles to list.

One of the first calls after the catastrophic BP Oil Spill blanketed the previously-pristine Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 20110 came in to Dr. Rita Colwell, renowned microbiologist and oceanographer, former head of the National Science, and now a leader at the University of Maryland. She was tasked with building the10-year BP-funded, independent initiative to study the spill’s impact, and no one was better suited.

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

  • how independent the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative really is,
  • the uniqueness of their business model, and
  • what their extensive research by diverse teams of scientists is teaching us about:
    • how to clean up the spill,
    • the impact on marine ecosystem and marine life,
    • 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 here, which includes the trailer of the new documentary about their work, ”Dispatches from the Gulf,” just released on the sixth anniversary of the spill.

Dec 16, 2016

This will surprise you.

As a former Deputy Secretary of Defense, and the former Senior Vice President and General Counsel and Military Advisor at CNA, a top national security think tank, Sherri Goodman knows national security.  She pioneered Environmental Security, leading Defense’s analyses of how a changing climate affects national security – and what the Defense establishment needs to do to address it.  

Sherri opens our eyes about how the environment and climate change are national security issues – big time – and what the new U.S. administration will face in this powerful interview with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.

“We the people” need to pressure our leaders to address these issues – and to keep the Paris Climate Accord in place as a national security issue.

Listen to Sherri Goodman explain:

  • How climate change is a national security issue.
  • Wars over water, food, natural resources.
  • Why your area might not get what it needs in a disaster because of it.
  • What we can do about it – and tell our Members of Congress and Mayors to do.

And more!

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

This interview was conducted while she was at CNA and now she’s at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

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Dec 13, 2016

Dr. Mplly Brown gives you a new way of looking at a menu and the super market. She's written a major book for NASA on food security and climate change, as well as your health. She'll surprise you....

Listen to Molly Brown explain:

  • What to eat and why - from the planet's perspective
  • How climate change affects what eat
  • How what you eat affects climate change
  • Water!

And more!

To learn more about Molly Brown and to check out her book, Food Security, Food Prices and Climate Variability, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

Books are great gifts - any time of the year!

This interview was conducted while she was at NASA and now she’s at the University of Maryland, so you’ll hear them talk about NASA.

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Dec 9, 2016

Babies create a lot of waste and need a lot of energy. Just ask Keya Chatterje, Executive Director at USCAN and formerly at the World Wildlife Fund, who decided with her brave husband to try to raise your new baby with a zero carbon footprint, at least for the first year.

Wow! How did she do? What tricks did she learn that the rest of us can use?

Lucky for us, Keya wrote a book about it to share her journey and tips.

Listen to Keya Chatterje’s explain to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson how she and her husband decided to tackle this challenge and what they learned.

You’ll discover:

  • Tips for raising your own kids
  • How it affected her whole family – and hear their story
  • What her biggest challenges were – and you might be surprised.
  • How they saved energy
  • How they decided which trade-offs to make.

And more!

To learn more about Keya Chatterje and to check out her book, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

Books are great gifts - any time of the year!

This interview was conducted while she was at the World Wildlife Fund and now she’s a USCAN, so you’ll hear them talk about the WWF.

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Dec 6, 2016

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

Listen to Lynne Cherry, author of over thirty children’s books pertaining to climate change, talk to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson about kids, the environment, and how books are magic for kids. This interview took place at an Earth Day celebration at Union Station in Washington D.C.

To learn more about Lynne and her missions through her books, visit http://www.youngvoicesonclimatechange.com/

Books are great gifts - any time of the year!

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Dec 2, 2016

Whether dining out or planning a party, those of us who care about sustainability want to spend our money consistent with these values, especially for holidays and special occasions. But how?

Listen to Linda Chipperfield of Green Seal describe to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson how to identify sustainable restaurants, and how Green Seal certifies restaurants in their new guide.

She’ll also tell us the kinds of gifts that make a difference this holiday season – and for all occasions.

You’ll hear: 

  • What makes a restaurant truly “sustainable” and how to verify the claims.
  • If using the term “organic” on the menu means it’s been verified.
  • Questions to ask before booking your party at the restaurant or venue.
  • Websites for “green gifts” and how to tell – and gifting “experiences.”

The Green Seal website has more tools and information as well.  Share your favorite gifts on our Facebook page or tweet them to @joanmichelson.

Check out also our episodes with Steve Aaron of Child’s Play Toys on cool clean energy toys, and with Jules Pieri of The Grommet on gifts made from sustainable materials by eco-conscious small businesses.

Thanks for subscribing to Green Connections on iTunes and for leaving us a review and to signing up for our newsletter at http://www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

 

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