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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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May 23, 2017

With our communities on the front lines of climate change risk - homes, businesses, schools and local economies - we are relieved that there are courageous, innovative leaders who are taking action and creating added value (with low budgets). They are using natural solutions and conservation methods that we can all learn.

Meet Katharine Burgess, Director of Urban Resilience at the Urban Land Institute, as she shares her insights from working with communities on Green Connections Radio in this conversation with host Joan Michelson. You may want to forward this podcast to your mayor, Congressperson or City Manager – and take notes for your own community!

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. And, when she mentions “panels,” those are ULI’s advisory panels that advise the communities in the field.

To learn more about Katharine Burgess and the Urban Land Institute, and about Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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May 19, 2017

With the president heading to the Middle East this week and spending time in oil-rich Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, we thought it a fitting time to introduce you to a remarkable woman playing a leading role in the clean energy revolution in the heart of oil country.

Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany is Director of Sustainability at Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s  renewable energy company and Director of the prestigious Zayed Future Energy Prize while also teaching as an adjunct professor at Masdar’s Institute of Science and Technology. (I'd like to learn her time-management skills!)

Listen to her in this candid interview Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson did at the Climate Leadership Gala a while ago openly discuss:

  • The issues facing her country as they face the realities of the oil
  • What the Zayed Future Energy Prize is and how to apply
  • How Masdar is leading the way
  • What it's like being a professional woman in clean energy in the Middle East

And more....

It's especially interesting now as the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia launched his Vision 2030 project to drastically reduce Saudi's dependence on oil and increase women's economic opportunities.

To learn more about Dr. Al-Hosany and about Green Connections Radio - and to listen to previous episodes - go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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May 16, 2017

If you think CEOs didn’t have to endure the “bleeping” career obstacles you’ve had to face, the anecdotes from top women CEOs will surprise you, and maybe comfort you.  All of them illustrate how to navigate the daily workplace dynamics and hazards that are the stepping stones on a corporate career path, especially as a woman.

Lucky for us, Wall Street Journal Management News Editor Joann Lublin persuaded 52 remarkable women CEOs across industries to share their stories in her new book, Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World (Harper Collins, 2016). These are stories you don't normally hear.

Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson’s engaging interview with Joann Lublin and you’ll hear:

  • How to be “resilient” and “tough” with finesse and humor.
  • How to get ahead when you feel invisible or taken for granted.
  • Navigating gender bias, conscious or unconscious, so it doesn’t derail you.
  • The power of self-talk.
  • Building internal allies as a powerful tool for success.
  • Asking for assignments and projects to demomstrate your expertise and value.

To learn more about Joann Lublin and her book Earning It, and about Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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May 12, 2017

If you’ve ever been interested in growing food, or in advancing it on a campus or in your community, listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson’s interview with a master: George Mason University Greenhouse Manager Donielle “Doni” Nolan. Take notes!

Whether you want to build one, teach in one, or volunteer in one – decide if it’s right for your campus (corporate or college/university) – Doni gives great tips that will save you and your team time, money, hassle and resources and help you be successful.

You’ll learn:

  • How to set up and run a greenhouse, including ideas for what to grow.
  • A creative deal to sell the produce you grow to offset costs.
  • What your team can learn from working there – either as paid staff or volunteers, including students.
  • How greenhouses can be more energy and water efficient and use natural fertilizers (even if not certified “organic”).
  • How to prepare your garden or greenhouse for the impact of climate change – and how it can help you prepare.

To learn more about Doni Nolan and the George Mason University greenhouse and gardens, and about Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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May 5, 2017

“It’s all about the potential.” Anna Brady-Estevez, Ph.D.,

Maybe you have a great idea or new app you developed that you're itching to bring to life. Maybe you have a friend who does… Or, maybe you’re an entrepreneur who is running out of funds and fears not being able to continue.

If this rings a bell, listen up. This podcast provides vital information about a federal grant program you can apply for. There’s no guarantee you’ll be approved, but you certainly won’t get it if you do not apply.

It’s called the Small Business Innovation Research – or SBIR – grants (or STTRs). About half a dozen federal agencies offer them, all with different criteria. The SBIR program we’re talking about today is from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and has an open agenda, focused on the potential of the technology to make a big positive societal impact if it succeeds.

So, grab your laptop or pen and paper – however you take notes – and listen to Anna Brady-Estevez of the National Science Foundation’s SBIR program tell Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson what you need to know to apply:

  • What the NSF SBIR funds.
  • What “societal impact” and potential for commercialization mean for the NSF SBIR program.
  • Examples of energy technologies they have funded – though all technologies can apply.
  • How teams can drive innovative thinking that enhances the potential for success.
  • Why communication skills matter – as an entrepreneur, an employee, an executive, or in any role.

To learn more about Anna Brady-Estevez and the NSF SBIR program, and about Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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May 2, 2017

Every business in every industry needs to find its niche to succeed and grow. Business strategy coach and Facebook marketing whiz Katie Krimitsos shares with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson her suggestions for doing so.

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

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.

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