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Gov’t Data Affects Your Life – Olivia Martin, USAFacts.org

Gov’t Data Affects Your Life – Olivia Martin, USAFacts.org

From government funding allocations to cities and states, or even to schools and communities, to how healthcare is administered and paid for, to how clean our air and water is, to how accountable police, gun owners, courts or immigration officials really are – and especially today in the midst of a pandemic – our lives literally depend upon the accuracy of this data. But try to make sense of it! Enter former CEO Steve Ballmer’s new USAFacts.org website to the rescue. Listen to my enlightening interview with Olivia Martin, a data analyst at USAFacts.org, to learn about their collection and analysis processes.

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Can You Measure Kindness? – Erin Michelson, Summery and Kind Quiz

Can You Measure Kindness? – Erin Michelson, Summery and Kind Quiz

Can we measure kindness? Take our Green Connections Kind Quiz and listen to this fascinating interview with Erin Michelson, CEO and Founder of Summery, a data analytics company focused on measuring employee kindness and social values, on Green Connections Radio podcast with host Joan Michelson to find out how they do it. They developed the Kind Quiz to do just that.

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Is Your Office COVID19-Safe? – Rachel Gutter, Int’l Well Building Institute

Is Your Office COVID19-Safe? – Rachel Gutter, Int’l Well Building Institute

As we prepare to return to our offices, schools, coworking spaces, and houses of worship, while the coronavirus still swirls around us, there are steps building managers, employers, administrators and employees – each of us – can take to make sure we and our colleagues are safe from COVID-19.
The International Well Building Institute has developed standards and ratings to determine how safe and “healthy” our spaces are, and adapted them with advice from a COVID-19 Task Force of 540+ top experts for the pandemic. To find out about those standards and get practical tips we each use, listen to this enlightening interview with Rachel Gutter, president of the Institute on Green Connections Radio podcast with host Joan Michelson.

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Virtual Reality, Conservation & Kids – Sharelynn Moore, Itron

Virtual Reality, Conservation & Kids – Sharelynn Moore, Itron

As parents seek new ways to home-school kids with summer upon us and this extraordinary pandemic shutdown still limiting our activities, Discovery Education partnered with Itron, a company known for its innovative technologies around energy and water, on a ground-breaking new initiative to teach kids about conservation, called Conservation Station. It even includes virtual field trips.
Commemorating World Environment Day, June 5th, listen to this fascinating interview with Sharelynn Moore, Senior Vice President of Itron who is Itron’s leader on the initiative on Green Connections Radio podcast with host Joan Michelson.

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The Economic Crisis’ Impact on Women – Heather Long, Washington Post Senior Economic Reporter

The Economic Crisis’ Impact on Women – Heather Long, Washington Post Senior Economic Reporter

“Women are being hit disproportionately hard, because they hold disproportionately more of the jobs being shutdown and (still) have the lion’s share of family responsibilities….The industries hit hard by this crisis are healthcare, social care, education, restaurants, cleaning services, personal care and clothing stores, and the front lines of them are dominated by women.” Joan Michelson’s Forbes Blog. Listen to Heather Long, Washington Post give us the real facts and suggestions for moving forward in this fascinating interview on Green Connections Radio podcast with host Joan Michelson.

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How to Talk Science to Policy Makers – Michelle Wyman, National Council For Science and the Environment

How to Talk Science to Policy Makers – Michelle Wyman, National Council For Science and the Environment

The COVID-19 pandemic has given us all a renewed appreciation for the importance of science in decision-making, especially in policy making.  It can mean the difference between life and death, literally. But how do you do it, especially with policymakers and elected officials who resist the science?

Listen to Michelle Wyman, Executive Director of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), who has been involved in policy for 20 years, share her tips in this engaging interview on Green Connections Radio podcast with host Joan Michelson.

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Get Certified As A Professional Coach – With Nature!

Get Certified As A Professional Coach – With Nature!

Are you ready for the New Economy? Are you thinking about becoming a coach – or about getting certified if you are currently a coach? Do you value nature and want to explore a new approach integrating ecopsychology and nature? Our economy has permanently shifted. Fast. What will happen to your career? A new form of coaching is emerging from this paradigm shift called Coaching With Nature. Check out this webinar I did recently about it…

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Lessons From Coronavirus For Future Climate Change Public Health Crises

Lessons From Coronavirus For Future Climate Change Public Health Crises

Climate scientists have been warning us that, “Climate change carries a threat to human health and health care systems in the coming decades,” as ATS journal (of The American Thoracic Society) reported. I am not saying – and have not heard – that there is any association between the current novel coronavirus and climate change.  However, this outbreak and how we manage it does provide lessons for how we ought to prepare for and manage any potential increase in infectious diseases that scientists predict will come with the extreme weather events, droughts and other environmental ecosystem changes brought on by climate change.

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‘From Dowdy To Dazzling’ – Lessons For Women Today From The Suffragists

‘From Dowdy To Dazzling’ – Lessons For Women Today From The Suffragists

As we embark on a crucial presidential election, today, women voters are the largest single voting bloc, but, as most of us know, that right to vote was a hard-fought battle 100 years ago. That is, ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

To commemorate that centennial, this Women’s History Month, I sat down with one of the foremost chroniclers of the suffrage movement, Brooke Kroeger, to tell us how it happened and glean lessons for women today.

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Strategies for Women’s Rights – Brooke Kroeger, Professor, Author, ‘The Suffragents”

Strategies for Women’s Rights – Brooke Kroeger, Professor, Author, ‘The Suffragents”

As we embark on a crucial presidential election this year, women voters are the largest single voting bloc, but, that right was a hard-fought battle until passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Brooke Kroeger, NYU. To commemorate it, listen to my fascinating interview with one of the foremost chroniclers of the suffrage movement, Brooke Kroeger, including lessons for today. She is an NYU journalism professor, author of several books, including “The Suffragents: How Women Used Men To Get The Vote,” creator of  SuffrageandtheMedia.org, and a former top journalist.  Including lessons for women today.

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The seeds of #MeToo started growing 100 years ago Opinion by Lori Harrison-Kahan

The seeds of #MeToo started growing 100 years ago Opinion by Lori Harrison-Kahan

In their book “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement,” journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey detail how their reporting on the Harvey Weinstein case inspired women across the country to come forward with their own stories.

Lori Harrison-Kahan

But while the hashtag that originated with activist Tarana Burke went viral after Kantor, Twohey and Ronan Farrow exposed the sexual misconduct allegations against Weinstein, #MeToo as an idea isn’t new. Kantor and Twohey are part of a long tradition of women journalists whose work has fueled feminist movements, particularly by shedding light on the obstacles, indignities, and violence women face in the workplace.
The symbiosis between journalism and women’s activism dates back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when a significant cohort of women entered the newspaper industry. Elizabeth Jordan, for example, began her career writing for the Chicago Tribune and the New York World in the 1880s and 1890s, eventually working her way up to the editorship of Harper’s Bazar (as it was then spelled).

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12 Tips To Be A Great Public Speaker – From Emceeing A Gala Joan Michelson Joan Michelson Contributor ForbesWomen

12 Tips To Be A Great Public Speaker – From Emceeing A Gala Joan Michelson Joan Michelson Contributor ForbesWomen

On my way back from New York after emceeing the 2019 annual Ernesto Illy International Coffee Awards Gala at Lincoln Center, it occurred to me that there are a number of important tips I could share for anyone who wants to be an engaging public speaker.

It was gratifying to have so many people in the audience compliment my emceeing after the gala, including top members of the company’s team, one of whom thanked me for “capturing the soul and spirit of the event.” So, what worked? Here are a dozen tips:

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  • Lessons From Coronavirus For Future Climate Change Public Health Crises

    Climate scientists have been warning us that, “Climate change carries a threat to human health and health care systems in the coming decades,” as ATS journal (of The American Thoracic Society) reported. I am not saying – and have not heard – that there is any association between the current novel coronavirus and climate change.  However, this outbreak and how we manage it does provide lessons for how we ought to prepare for and manage any potential increase in infectious diseases that scientists predict will come with the extreme weather events, droughts and other environmental ecosystem changes brought on by climate change. Read more →

  • ‘From Dowdy To Dazzling’ – Lessons For Women Today From The Suffragists

    As we embark on a crucial presidential election, today, women voters are the largest single voting bloc, but, as most of us know, that right to vote was a hard-fought battle 100 years ago. That is, ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. To commemorate that centennial, this Women’s History Month, I sat down with one of the foremost chroniclers of the suffrage movement, Brooke Kroeger, to tell us how it happened and glean lessons for women today. Read more →