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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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Aug 25, 2017

 

 

We object to solutions “because we don’t think the solutions are consistent with our ideology or our politics.” Dr. Hayhoe

The recent solar eclipse reminded us of the power of science. So, we thought it was a good time to hear again from one of our amazing scientist guests, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, who was chosen as one of Time magazine’s “Top 100 Pioneers” and is great fun too.

Dr. Hayhoe is an Atmospheric Scientist and the Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University – and teaches in the Political Science Department. An interesting combination…

In this fascinating interview, Dr. Hayhoe tells Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson:

In this fascinating interview, Dr. Hayhoe tells Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson:  

  • What climate change is exactly, and what’s “natural.”
  • Why we should care about climate change: “Our infrastructure is built on the assumption of a stable climate.”
  • 2/3rds of cities are within a few feet of sea-level.
  • What policymakers can do – and what drives them to act.
  • How do deal with “climate deniers” – it’s not about the climate!

And more…!

What did YOU hear Katharine Hayhoe say? What did you take away from this interview?

Tell us @joanmichelson, or on our Facebook page, or email us at info@greenconnectionsradio.com.

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Aug 22, 2017

Total eclipse reminds us of how cool physics is, so we thought it was a good time to hear from renowned physicist and best-selling author Dr. Lawrence Krauss on how exactly the climate changes and why again.

Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson’s engaging discussion with Dr. Krauss, who teaches at Arizona State University (and Joan knows from her speaking engagements about the work of her great-great uncle physicist, Nobel Laureate Albert A. Michelson (speed of light, 1907).  

You’ll hear about:

  • The physics of climate change – how the climate changes, why and when.
  • Which aspects of climate change are “normal” cycles of nature and which are mankind-induced.
  • Why understanding physics matters.
  • How the story of the universe is “The Greatest Story Ever Told…So far…,” the title of his new book.
  • How to talk to climate deniers – including those who eschew science.

To learn more about Dr. Lawrence Krauss and his remarkable body of work, and Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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Aug 18, 2017

As you head for the beach or lake for your summer vacation, soothed by nature, remember that there are 1.2 billion people who live in water scarcity – and that drought truly threatens our food supply.

Our very survival depends upon sufficient water. After all, our bodies -- and our brains – are mostly water. Our brain and heart are 73% water; our lungs are ~83% water, our skin is 64% water, and our muscles and kidneys are 79% water.  Our bones? 31% water.

1.2 billion people do not have enough water to survive, and are under water stress. Think about if you turn on your faucet and nothing comes out. Have you checked out your produce prices? The rise is the economic impact of the severe drought threatening our food supply.

What can we do about it? Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson’s fascinating conversation with Dow Water’s Global Head of Water and Power, Snehal Desai. As we take our last beach vacations of the summer, we thought it was a good time to re-air this interview, that also reminds us to be resourceful and conserving.

Snehal Desai explains the challenges and innovative technologies that bring clean water that keeps many of us alive and fed. You’ll learn tips for driving innovation too.

Thanks for subscribing to Green Connections on iTunes and for leaving us a review.

To learn more about Dow Water and Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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Aug 15, 2017

“It’s Easier to Change the World If You Have Money,”

Julie Lenzer Kirk

Julie Lenzer Kirk is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and former head of the Economic Development Administration’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) at the U.S. Commerce Department. She has built and sold multiple businesses and mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs (mostly women) and helped them bridge the gaps to succeed - change the world.

Lucky for us, she shares her hard-won lessons of her own journey (so far) with nuanced insider tips for fulfilling what she calls the entrepreneur’s ‘hierarchy of needs.” These come from her successes, and also from her failures. She wants entrepreneurs to succeed with every fiber of her being because, “It’s easier to change the world if you have money.” 

She’s quite candid, as well as insightful, in this engaging and informative discussion with Green Connections host Joan Michelson. As the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation grows, we thought it was a good time to re-air this episode from last year.

Among other points she makes are:

  • Think big
  • Define your niche
  • Where to go to get the money
  • Services and support you need

As Julie said, “you being starving does not help anyone.”

You’ll want to take notes!

Thanks for subscribing to Green Connections on iTunes and for leaving us a review.

To learn more about Julie Lenzer Kirk and Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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Aug 8, 2017

Do you want to invest with principle -- and earn great financial returns too?

As the stock market hits all-time highs, and the Trump administration reduces regulations on financial institutions, automakers, water polluters and fossil fuel companies, among a long list, we have to take a more active role in managing our portfolios if we want them to reflect our environmental and clean energy values AND make a great return.

So, what to do?

Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson’s previous interview with a leader in socially-responsible investing, Barbara Krumsiek who was the CEO of Calvert Investments for a long time (and is now retired). Barbara candidly discusses the pros and cons of socially-responsible investing (SRI), which is now mainstream, thanks in part to Calvert and Krumsiek. But what if you’re new to it like most of us are?

You’ll learn:

  • What socially-responsible investing is (and is not).
  • The do’s and don’ts of successful socially-responsible investing?
  • How well do values-driven stocks really perform?
  • How to identify SRI portfolio managers – “real” ones, versus those jumping on the bandwagon.
  • And more….

You’ll want to take notes to help you decide where to put your money.

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

To learn more about Nicole Ferrini and El Paso, TX and Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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Aug 4, 2017
When you hear “3M” you think of Post-it notes, right? Not so fast. 3M is innovating in cleantech and breaking new ground, especially in reducing carbon emissions

With the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Projects Research Agency-Energy - aka ARPA-E - on the chopping block in Trump's budget proposal, we decided to re-air our interview with Laura Nereng of 3M about how she and her colleagues are tackling CO2 reduction in a remarkable way, with ARPA-E's unique and ground-breaking support.

Listen to Laura Nereng, Sustainability and Business Development Leader at 3M, formerly Program Manager of 3M’s Clean Energy Innovation, in her conversation with Green Connections Radio Host Joan Michelson and prepare to be amazed.

You'll learn about"

  • 3M’s carbon capture break-through that could change everything
  • How Laura and her innovative group developed it.
  • Lessons for being an "intrapreneur" leading innovation in a large organization.
  • Career tips for folks who do not have an engineering degree, and do this work successfully.
  • And more!

This interview took place at the 2013 ARPA-E Summit in Washington, DC recently.

 

What did you learn from Laura?

Tell us! @joanmichelson on Twitter, or on our Facebook page, or by email at info@greenconnectionsradio.com.

Thanks for subscribing to Green Connections Radio!

Aug 1, 2017

With the Department of Energy innovation budgets under attack by the Trump administration, including the National Laboratories that invented most of the stuff we take for granted, we think it's a good time to re-air our episode on what the National Labs actually do and how their inventions get to market. 

The Trump-Perry DOE seems to be led by political appointees who have no regard for science and lack basic management skills - read Michael Lewis in-depth reporting in Vanity Fair on their first months on the job - which is puzzling considering many of them allegedly come from a business background.

What's at risk? The technology that "put the jolt in the Chevy Volt," for example, removed lead from use in anything soldered, improved our roofs and, yes, started the technology that became the Internet.

Listen to Dr. Karina Edmonds, Technology Transfer Coordinator for the Department of Energy -- now at Google -- speak about innovations from the National Laboratories that are solving our energy challenges.

Learn:

  • What the National Labs do and how
  • Innovations coming from there
  • How these inventions come to market.
  • What entrepreneurs can learn from them.
  • How you can license them to benefit your business

 And career insights.....(Note, This episode is longer than usual, but well worth it!)

 What did you learn from Karina and Joan's conversation?

Tell us! @joanmichelson, or on our Facebook page, or by email at info@greenconnectionsradio.com.

Thanks for listening and for subscribing to Green Connections Radio!

 

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