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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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Jun 30, 2017

"Every time they put a woman on stage, they are encouraging a woman in the audience to think of them as a female-friendly company,"

Bobbie Carlton

Does your company have an equal number of female and male speakers? When was the last time you spoke at an event, as either a panelist, host, moderator or keynote speaker? Gave a presentation?

Public speaking is a very powerful tool to advance your career, as you'll hear in this inspiring interview of Bobbie Carlton, Founder/CEO of Innovation Women and Carlton PR & Marketing by Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.

You'll hear:

  • What makes people "innovative."
  • How women are especially built for innovation.
  • Women engineers as speakers.
  • How public speaking advances your career.
  • Why gender-balanced conferences matter.

And more!

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Jun 27, 2017

“Listen for the unexpected,” Nicole Ferrini, El Paso, Texas

As the new administration seeks to cut climate change budgets nationwide, Mother Nature doesn’t wait, so local communities are left having to take action regardless of what the federal government does.  So, we’re talking with folks on the front lines in our communities who are doing great work. This episode in the series is with Nicole Ferrini, the Chief Resilience Officer of El Paso, Texas, and one of the most creative community leaders.

Listen to Nicole tell Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson:

  • How to listen to your residents, business owners, and even the folks who come there just to work.
  • The nuances of being in oil-dominated Texas – and what other “red” states can learn from El Paso.
  • Creative funding strategies to fill the gap.
  • 4 tips for community leaders on the front lines of climate change.
  • Career tips for this new role in cities, and how creative training matters.

“Get involved, get engaged and you’ll find yourself in a place you didn’t expect,” Nicole Ferrini

And more!

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Jun 23, 2017

With the recent acquisition of Whole Foods Market by Amazon, it’s a good time to listen to Green Connections Radio host’s fascinating conversation with Whole Foods Markets’ Global Head of Sustainable Facilities, Kathy Loftus.

Kathy initiated some innovative strategies to reduce the enormous energy consumption of the retailer’s 420 stores and myriad other buildings. How will those change? Or, will Amazon learn from WF’s strategies for the rest of its buildings?  (Her previous title was Global Head of Energy Efficiency etc., so that’s the title used in the episode, which aired originally a couple of years ago.)

Listen to Kathy tell us about the following, among other topics:

  • Whole Foods' energy portfolio - sources? % renewable?
  • Putting the freezers “to bed” at night to reduce energy consumption
  • How little things can be signs of bigger issues – and solutions
  • Balancing customer access and selection with WF quality standards
  • How they price their products – and her answer to their image as “Whole Paycheck”
  • Career tips for this evolving role

And more!

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Listen to Kathy Loftus, Global Leader of Sustainable Engineering and Energy Management for Whole Foods
Jun 16, 2017

With the Trump administration cutting energy innovation and climate change initiatives, and saying that the states can pick up the slack, it’s a good time to re-air our enlightening episode with a woman on the front lines of a state leading the way: Catherine Williams of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MCEC).

From solar energy development to the advancement of CleanTech, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has been one of the first U.S. state agencies to focus strictly on clean energy investment.

Listen to Catherine explain to Green Connections host Joan Michelson how they are doing the following:

  • Boosting sustainable energy development
  • Leveraging creative partnerships
  • How trusts come into play.
  • State vs. federal funding.
  • Their flagship initiative, offshore wind.
  • Her career story for ideas for yours.

Catherine spoke with Joan at a prior ARPA-E Summit in Washington, D.C.

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Jun 13, 2017

With Congress poised to review President Trump's proposal to cut the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by 31%, it's important to look at what the  EPA does. One of the coolest EPA programs is the Small Business Innovation Grant (SBIR) program that provides much-needed seed funds to very early stage start-ups.

Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson's conversation with April Richards, EPA SBIR Program Manager about the criteria to apply and a couple of the cool companies they've funded. This is one from our archives, at the Clean Tech Open SE Regional Innovation Summit.

You'll hear:

  • What the SBIR program is and funds
  • The criteria to meet for funding
  • Making packaging from mushrooms - growing them in any shape!
  • Helping creative, environmentally-oriented entrepreneurs save our air, climate and water and protect public health.

To learn more about Alisha Camacho and Anacostia Unplugged (http://anacostiaunplugged.com/ ), and about Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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Jun 6, 2017

This season, we all seek to venture out to nature….Imagine all you’ve know is streets. Imagine that as a result, you’re afraid of nature….as an unknown. Imagine a mentor takes you to the river for the first time, and hikes along the river, and your eyes open….

That’s what Alisha Camacho is doing with her students in Anacostia and she’s producing a documentary about it, called “Anacostia Unplugged," in this great interview from our archives.

Camacho, one of GCM's videographers, developed this online documentary series about how going outside is saving lives, preserving the environment, and empowering communities along the Anacostia River while working with kids as an environmental educator.

In her compelling conversation with Green Connections host Joan Michelson you’ll hear:

  • Alisha explain how the kids respond to nature, and her inspiration for the film.
  • How being introduced to nature is changing these city kids, following a few individuals living along the Anacostia River.
  • Why Anacostia in an historically neglected and polluted Watershed
  • What environmental education is.
  • What you can do with kids to introduce them to nature.

To learn more about Alisha Camacho and Anacostia Unplugged (http://anacostiaunplugged.com/ ), and about Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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Jun 2, 2017

With the Trump administration nearing a decision on whether to stay in the historic Paris Climate Accord, we thought it a good time to re-air our fascinating episode with the woman on the front lines of implementing that accord: Rachel Kyte, CEO of the United Nation’s Sustainable Energy for All Programme.

Kyte articulates the impetus for the Paris Climate Accord in the first place – and how it can be implemented. It’s a fine dance of diplomacy, technology, science, negotiation, creative business and financial modeling, and entrenched positions – with human survival in the balance.

This is much more than “an agreement.”

She also addresses the challenges of developing a clean energy infrastructure with 21st century technology with every country on earth – and as fast as possible, because populations are at grave risk.

You’ll hear about:

  • Innovation to increase access to energy – and therefore economic well-being – across the globe.
  • The art of developing new business and financial models among parties from different economic structures and values that drive results.
  • What’s missing and the “next big thing.”
  • Influence management, communication skills, and career advice for innovators (and women)

Thank you for subscribing to Green Connections on iTunes or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review!

To learn more about Karina Edmonds, the Department of Energy and the National Laboratories, and about Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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