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Now displaying: February, 2017
Feb 28, 2017

“Find another way.”

We all know the power of movies to move us. EMMY-winning documentary filmmaker – and co-executive producer of the masterful documentary “Dispatches From the Gulf” about the scientific impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill – Marilyn Weiner talks with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson about the ups and downs of using filmmaking to spread the environmental message, and this kind of career.

This masterful documentary on the Gulf oil spill, released recently with 50 individual shorts, tells the story of how a large group of scientists who never knew each other before collaborated to explore what happened scientifically to the Gulf as a result of the massive BP oil spill and what they found that can help us in many fields.

You’ll learn about:

  • The unique role of the documentarian to be an observer – to “document” – and how to do it right.
  • Fundraising for these documentaries.
  • What she learned about scientists while making “Dispatches From the Gulf.”
  • Telling the story – deciding what to use of 80+ hours of footage.
  • Multi-purposing footage.
  • Navigating a career in documentaries.

You’ll also want to listen to Joan’s interview with Dr. Rita Colwell, Chair of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, the organization behind the documentary and the scientists. (The Initiative is funded by BP as part of their restitution, but is completely independent.) Go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com or iTunes or any of GCR's publishing outlets.

To learn more about Marilyn Weiner (and get the link to “Dispatches From the Gulf”) and Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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Feb 24, 2017

Think about your favorite movies this Oscar season… Now think about what it took to produce it: energy for lighting, water and food for the crew, paper for the scripts, wood and other materials for the sets, cars and vans to transport people, maybe cars and buildings that get blown up…. All of that produces a lot of waste and uses a lot of energy and water, and puts CO2 into the air.

Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson’s fascinating conversation with Emellie O’Brien, Founder and President of Earth Angel, an award-winning company focused on reducing the carbon footprint of movies and television shows. (I wonder what the carbon footprint is of the Oscars!)

You’ll hear about:

  • How much energy, CO2, wood and water productions use and waste they produce
  • How to reduce it dramatically – including how she saved over half a million water bottles from going into the waste stream!
  • Juggling the needs of creative projects with environmental priorities.
  • Tips for your productions, whether a community video or a studio production
  • Which shows focus on sustainability
  • What you can do – including Earth Hour on March 25th

You’ll probably also want to listen to Joan’s upcoming interviews with: Marilyn Weiner, an EMMY-winning documentarian focused on making films about the environment; and Paul O’Byrne on reducing the carbon footprint of theatres (like on Broadway). Visit www.greenconnectionsradio.com or iTunes and all GCR publishing outlets, and subscribe for upcoming ones.

To learn more about Emellie O’Brien and Earth Angel and Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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Feb 17, 2017

“Energy storage enables us to have energy and power when and where we need it.”

The linchpin in the new energy revolution is storage – to “enable us to have energy and power when and where we need it,” as Dr. McGrath put it.  It’s a time of rapid innovation in energy and storage, though, and the systems that rely on them, such as utilities and electric vehicles, as well as the electric grid.

Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson’s conversation with Dr. Kimberly McGrath of Maxwell Technologies take us from where storage is today to where it’s going, and how we’re going to get there, with what kinds of technologies.  Dr. McGrath has spent her entire 30-year career in the field of energy storage and is a master of it, and Joan helps us understand what these new innovations mean for our lives and businesses.

You’ll learn about:

  • How energy storage works.
  • The new storage technologies that are promising to simplify our systems and reduce our vulnerability.
  • How utilities need to adapt to the new energy and storage paradigms and technologies.
  • How to power electric vehicles so you know which ones to buy for the long-term.
  • The impact of Trump’s threats to cut clean energy government funding and his support of fossil fuels.
  • How business leaders can make decisions about powering their plants and operations in this flux.
  • Tips for making career decisions – “placing bets” and following the money, as well as ….. (listen and find out to her other valuable tips, for any age, career stage and occupation).

You’ll understand where your electricity comes from, the importance of and innovations in storage – and what these mean for you, your business and your career – a lot better after listening to Joan and Dr. McGrath!

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

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Feb 14, 2017

One thing the 2016 election showed us is how much we are not communicating, how much we are not hearing each other. Communication is a two-way street, but how do we know what the other person is hearing or cares about?

Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson’s interview with business coach Steve Sapato for how to find out more about the audience or your conversation partner before you talk too much.

You’ll hear about:

  • The “mental prosperity platform” – “attitude and inventiveness”
  • Listening skills, especially for values-driven professionals
  • How to get to know your fellow conversant or your audience
  • Negotiating tips
  • What people miss about networking
  • “To fear or not to fear” competitors?

Steve also hosts The Happiness Podcast and others.

To learn more about Steve Sapato and Green Connections Radio, go to http://mentalprosperityblog.com/learntowin/ and www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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Feb 10, 2017

“In 2015, about 40% of total U.S. energy consumption was consumed in residential and commercial building”

According to the U.S. Green Building Council, “In the United States alone, buildings account for almost 40 percent of national CO2 emissions and out-consume both the industrial and transportation sectors, but LEED-certified buildings have 34 percent lower CO2 emissions, consume 25 percent less energy and 11 percent less water, and have diverted more than 80 million tons of waste from landfills. 1 [1]

 

Listen to Jessyca Henderson, Managing Director, Policy and Community Relations at The American Institute of Architects (AIA) tell us about how building construction is changing, the impact of the new green construction code and what it means for you.

“The IgCC is the first model code to include sustainability measures for the entire construction project and its site — from design through construction, certificate of occupancy and beyond. The new code is expected to make buildings more efficient, reduce waste, and have a positive impact on health, safety and community welfare.”

She’ll also talk about women seeking careers in sustainable building.

Here are a few resources too:

If you’re an architect, contractor or want to know how to use the new International Green Construction Code:

https://www.aia.org/resources/8771-aia-guide-to-the-igcc

If you want a more technical read of the Code itself:

http://www.iccsafe.org/codes-tech-support/international-green-construction-code-igcc/international-green-construction-code/

 

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Feb 3, 2017

The energy revolution continues, and is gaining speed as it converges with “Big Data” and more – despite geopolitical volatility. How do we make sense of it? How do we choose today’s investments that will affect tomorrow? By looking at the trend lines and intersections we might miss.

The best person to give us those trends and insights is today’s guest on Green Connections Radio: Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Forbes energy contributor, principal of Northbridge Energy Partners and former SVP of Constellation Energy. He’s a master of the topic, articulate, witty and simplifies the complexities for those of us who are not experts, yet experts seek his advice too and have him speak at industry conferences. He’s writing a book on this stuff too, for multiple audiences.

You’ll likely be surprised by some of his thoughts. Listen to GCR host Joan Michelson and Peter Kelly-Detwiler discuss:

  • Is the energy industry today in revolt or retrenchment?
  • How “Big Data” is transforming how we fuel our lives, and giving us better energy more efficiently.
  • Energy-electricity stories of 2016-2017.
  • The linchpin in the energy-electricity management picture: Storage.
  • The “wild card”: the new U.S. administration – and its potential impact, but who knows!
  • How you should manage your own energy needs, whether you’re running a Fortune 500 company, a smaller business, a non-profit, government agency or a household.
  • Getting a job in this new energy landscape.

He also recommends the book, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee

You’ll definitely want to take notes!

To learn more about Peter Kelly-Detwiler and Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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