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Gifts with Values – Jules Pieri, The Grommet

Gifts with Values – Jules Pieri, The Grommet

Are you looking for different gifts this year, those that match your values, are creative, and made by "real people" not mass produced? Then, prepare to take notes as you listen to Jules Pieri, Founder & CEO of the creative gift site The Grommet on Green...

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Transforming Fashion – Amina Razvi, Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Transforming Fashion – Amina Razvi, Sustainable Apparel Coalition

“Can you produce something that is both beautiful and sustainable? We’re getting to the point where those two things should be one and the same.”
Amina Razvi on Green Connections Radio. Do you want to buy clothing that is made sustainably? Listen to Amina Razvi, V.P. of Membership of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition with Joan Michelson on Green Connections Radio for tips.

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Engaging People in Sustainability – Tracy Schario, Communications Executive

Engaging People in Sustainability – Tracy Schario, Communications Executive

The eco-conscious market is three times more involved and engaged than the average market.
Tracy Schario on Green Connections Radio. The private sector has already moved forward and is focused on “selling” their sustainability initiatives to their stakeholders. How? What does it take to convincingly communicate about sustainability, inspiring engagement to drive results? Listen to communications executive Tracy Schario, former head of communications at Pew Clean Energy in this lively conversation with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.

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Warning Lights Flashing – Michele Wucker, “The Gray Rhino” Author

Warning Lights Flashing – Michele Wucker, “The Gray Rhino” Author

Why do we miss potentially dangerous trends, “a series of warnings and visible evidence”? It might be climate change, water scarcity, an infrastructure that is falling apart beneath our feet, terrorist threats, or an approaching business competitor or trend we had ignored, for example. How do we train ourselves to seepotential dangers we’re missing early enough to address them? Listen to author and global business strategy leader Michele Wucker with Green Connections Radio.

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Jeans from Wood? – Tricia Carey, Lenzing Fibers

Jeans from Wood? – Tricia Carey, Lenzing Fibers

"It's about how the customer will feel." Tricia Carey About 85% of our clothing ends up in a landfill. Ugh! How do we reduce this environmental hazard -- and still wear great clothes? Listen to this fascinating conversation with Tricia Carey of Lenzing Fabrics about...

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Preparing Cities – Katharine Burgess, Director of Urban Resilience, Urban Land Institute

Preparing Cities – Katharine Burgess, Director of Urban Resilience, Urban Land Institute

The recent string of disasters is a stark reminder to include resilience in our budgets, from cities to companies and organizations. Our homes, businesses, schools and local economies cannot afford to be ill-prepared, as we saw in Puerto Rico for example with Hurricane Maria’s devastation. How to do it? Listen to Katharine Burgess, Director of Urban Resilience at the Urban Land Institute, for best practices in this critical conversation with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson. You may want to forward this podcast to your mayor, Congressperson or City Manager – and take notes!

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Hydrogen Energy Storage – Dr. Kathy Ayers, Proton OnSite

Hydrogen Energy Storage – Dr. Kathy Ayers, Proton OnSite

The big issue with renewable energy is that it's not always available. What if it could be? What if you had an intermediate source that could store the solar power, for example, indefinitely, so that you can convert it back into electrons to power the grid or your...

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Eco-Bedding? – Eileen Mockus, Coyuchi

Eco-Bedding? – Eileen Mockus, Coyuchi

  Are you shopping for new bedding for your college kids or yourself? Before you do, listen to my interview with Coyuchi CEO Eileen Mockus about eco-bedding -- and you might never shop for bedding the same way again! Coyuchi has been manufacturing organic cotton...

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Eco-Battery Technologies – Shirley Meng, U.C. San Diego, Sustainable Power & Energy Center

Eco-Battery Technologies – Shirley Meng, U.C. San Diego, Sustainable Power & Energy Center

Imagine if a substance so common and inexpensive that it’s in your kitchen cabinet could hold the secret to the next revolution in battery technologies! That’s the truly ground-breaking work that Dr. Shirley Meng is leading at the Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion at U.C. San Diego and as the Founding Director of its Sustainable Power and Energy Center.This brilliant woman is innovating batteries for the 21st century – and they aren’t all lithium ion – for the grid, electric vehicles and those small alkaline batteries in your flashlight or portable emergency radio. These breakthroughs expand renewable energy. Listen to GCR Host Joan Michelson’s fascinating conversation with Shirley.

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Power Standards – Karen Bartleson, IEEE

Power Standards – Karen Bartleson, IEEE

We tend to take standards for granted, and want "our" technology to be special and proprietary, but standards are critical so systems can work together. Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson's intriguing conversation with Karen Bartleson, President of...

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Inventing New Batteries – Esther Takeuchi, Inventors Hall of Fame & Stony Brook

Inventing New Batteries – Esther Takeuchi, Inventors Hall of Fame & Stony Brook

Anyone you know of who has a pacemaker, literally owes their life to Dr. Esther Takeuchi of Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Lab. She invented the pacemaker battery and is in the Inventors’ Hall of Fame as a result. This remarkable woman is now innovating batteries for the 21st century – for everything from cars to the electric grid — to enable greater expansion of renewable energies by addressing the storage-intermittency issues. Listen to GCR Host Joan Michelson’s fascinating conversation with Esther new battery technologies.

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Energy Storage – Kate McGinnis, AES Energy Storage

Energy Storage – Kate McGinnis, AES Energy Storage

Without the ability to store clean energy, it will only go so far. AES Energy Storage is on the cutting edge of reinventing energy storage, especially with their new joint venture with Siemens, called Fluence. Listen to AES's Kate McGinnis tell Green Connections Radio...

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Climate Journalism – Hannah Fairfield, NY Times Climate Editor

Climate Journalism – Hannah Fairfield, NY Times Climate Editor

Why do news organizations choose certain climate stories? Are they promoting a position? What strategies do they use to make sure the facts are accurate? To combat bias? This episode will answer these questions and more, with a behind the scenes look at where those stories come from and how they come to be with a master: Listen to this fascinating, insightful conversation between Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson and Hannah Fairfield, the Climate Editor of the venerable New York Times. This is the story behind the stories.

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New Portable Energy – Rita Hansen, OnBoard Dynamics

New Portable Energy – Rita Hansen, OnBoard Dynamics

What if we had a way to get power to devastated areas quickly in an emergency, such as a natural disaster like a hurricane? Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson's fascinating conversation with Rita Hansen, CEO of OnBoard Dynamics about their new...

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Teaching Kids Climate – Lynne Cherry, Children’s Book Author on the Environment

Teaching Kids Climate – Lynne Cherry, Children’s Book Author on the Environment

“Kids have power.. and once kids know how much power they have to make change, they start acting.”Lynne Cherry on Green Connections Radio Kids are experiencing the impact of the climate firsthand through extreme weather events and probably don’t understand exactly what’s happening. Listen to Lynne Cherry, author of over thirty children’s books pertaining to climate change tell Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.

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Earth Science & Climate – Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist, Univ. of Texas

Earth Science & Climate – Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist, Univ. of Texas

One or the most prominent voices on climate change is 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…Listen to her easy way of helping us understand the science..

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Summer Heat & Water – Dow Water’s Snehal Desai

Summer Heat & Water – Dow Water’s Snehal Desai

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...

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Tackling CO2 with ARPA-E – Laura Nereng of 3M

Tackling CO2 with ARPA-E – Laura Nereng of 3M

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...

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Gov’t Does Climate – Rebecca Rubin, Marstel Day

Gov’t Does Climate – Rebecca Rubin, Marstel Day

Guess who’s taking serious steps to reduce their carbon footprint and partner with the local community? As the new administration seeks to cut all climate and clean energy, we thought it was a good time to re-air our interview with Rebecca R. Rubin, Founder/CEO of...

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Summer Eco-Travel – Geoff Bolan, Sustainable Travel Inc.

Summer Eco-Travel – Geoff Bolan, Sustainable Travel Inc.

Before you set off on your next summer vacation, you'll want to hear Geodd Bolan's tips for reducing the environmental impact of your journey. So, listen to this enlightening conversation between Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson and Geoff Bolan, CEO of...

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Funding Eco-Start-ups – April Richards, EPA SBIR Program

Funding Eco-Start-ups – April Richards, EPA SBIR Program

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...

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Nature Walks 4 Kids – Alisha Camacho, Anacostia Unplugged

Nature Walks 4 Kids – Alisha Camacho, Anacostia Unplugged

We all seek to venture out to nature But, 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.

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Joan, I love your show, you’re a terrific interviewer, you ask smart questions, and your topics are important and interesting. Green Connections is a favorite!!!
– David, CEO EdgeStudio.com

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