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Fabric Waste to New Fashion – Stephanie Benedetto of Queen of Raw

Fabric Waste to New Fashion – Stephanie Benedetto of Queen of Raw

“If we continue at the current pace of textile production, by 2025, two-thirds of the entire world’s population is going to face shortages of fresh water and be exposed to toxic chemicals from textile dyeing.” Stephanie Benedetto on Green Connections Radio. Look around you. Everything you set your eyes on came from raw materials of some kind. Your clothing, the chair or seat you’re sitting on, the desk you’re sitting at. Natural resources were used to make it anew. What if it was made from materials already in the marketplace instead? Enter today’s guest, Stephanie Benedetto, CEO and Co-Founder of Queen of Raw.  Listen to this fascinating discussion with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson about transforming apparel industry waste into new clothing you see in stores and online.

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Environmental Health Risks & Innovation – Dr. Maria Freire, President, the Foundation of the National Institutes of Health

Environmental Health Risks & Innovation – Dr. Maria Freire, President, the Foundation of the National Institutes of Health

“The potential disastrous health effects” of climate change include an “increase (in the) rates of allergies, asthma, heart disease and cancer, among other illnesses.”The Scientific American, 2017How do we innovate our way through the risks to public health from climate change? Listen to the remarkable Dr. Maria Freire, President of the Foundation of the NIH (National Institutes of Health) with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson to find out!

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Fabric Scraps to Good Use – Jessica Schreiber, Fabscrap

Fabric Scraps to Good Use – Jessica Schreiber, Fabscrap

  The clothing manufacturing process generates about 15 million tons of waste per year, according to the EPA, and 85 percent of apparel we buy ends up in landfill. What can we do about this?   Meet a creative entrepreneur who saw a marketplace gap and formed...

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2018 Energy Trends to Watch – Christa Marshall, Greenwire, E&E News

2018 Energy Trends to Watch – Christa Marshall, Greenwire, E&E News

The Trump administration is unabashedly pro-fossil fuels and anti-clean energy, yet the Energy Dept. has historically invested heavily in clean energy technologies and incentives, including regulations and in trade policies. In addition, many top Energy Dept. roles are still vacant. What’s going on?
What should we watch to find out how we’ll fuel our energy-dependent economy and what companies should prepare for? Listen to top energy reporter Christa Marshall of Greenwire and E & E News share her insights on these issues to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson in this enlightening conversation.

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Making Clothing Sustainable – Karla Magruder, Fabrikology

Making Clothing Sustainable – Karla Magruder, Fabrikology

"Sustainability is so big and it's so hard for apparel companies, just getting into it and understanding what to do." Karla Magruder on Green Connections Radio How do you make fabric from recycled plastic? Listen to this fascinating interview with Karla Magruder, CEO...

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Women in STEM, Innovation – Laura Sherbin, Culture@Work, formerly at Center for Talent Innovation

Women in STEM, Innovation – Laura Sherbin, Culture@Work, formerly at Center for Talent Innovation

“Women, in particular, are bringing a different problem-solving toolkit to the table…and innovative potential.” Dr. Laura Sherbin on Green Connections Radio podcast. As the nation takes a fresh look at women in the workplace, hear from one of the experts in this enlightening interview with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson. Dr. Laura Sherbin is Managing Director of Culture@Work, and was a C-level executive at the Center for Talent Innovation when this interview was conducted.

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Professional Eco-Vets – with Erica Courtney of 2020Vets

Professional Eco-Vets – with Erica Courtney of 2020Vets

“How is what you're doing affecting your community?" Erica Courtney on Green Connections Radio Applying lessons learned doing logistics as a combat officer in the U.S. Army, Erica Courtney is helping companies reduce their energy and water use to also become more...

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Brand Citizenship – with Anne Bahr Thompson, Branding Guru, Author “Do Good”

Brand Citizenship – with Anne Bahr Thompson, Branding Guru, Author “Do Good”

“It’s all about the doing, not the claiming,” Anne Bahr Thompson on Green Connections Radio

What do you expect from the companies you buy from? A new ground-breaking study says we consumers care if companies “do good” and we buy accordingly. So, how do we leverage it? What does it mean for consumers and businesses? Listen to the study’s author, branding guru Anne Bahr Thompson, author of a new book expanding on the research called “Do Good: Embracing Brand Citizenship to Fuel both Purpose and Profit, and a former top executive at Interbrand global communications firm. In this fascinating conversation with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson, also a communications expert, they dive into the study’s findings and discuss…

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Brand Purpose – with Billee Howard, Brandthropologie & Centiment

Brand Purpose – with Billee Howard, Brandthropologie & Centiment

“People are really making decisions more about who a brand is and why they’re doing something, as opposed to just what it is they are offering because that is largely commodified by options and price point.” Billee Howard on Green Connections Radio

You’re doing strategic planning, but are you looking at your brand anew too?

Maybe you should, says Billee Howard, master brand storyteller, and CEO of Brandthropolgie. She’s also Chief Strategy Officer of Centiment, an IBM Watson company leveraging artificial intelligence to help brands connect on an emotional level, the author of, We-Commerce: How to Create, Collaborate and Succeed in the Sharing Economy, and the former EVP of worldwide marketing communications firm Weber Shandwick.

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Holiday – Year-End Finances – w Michelle Singletary, Washington Post Personal Finance Expert

Holiday – Year-End Finances – w Michelle Singletary, Washington Post Personal Finance Expert

“It’s how you think about the money thing” that drives your spending and saving habits. Money. We need it, struggle to manage it and don’t know who to listen to for advice. Everyone seems to be telling us what to do – “On sale, Buy now!” “Save for retirement!” “Low interest rate!” What’s a money-smart person to do? Green Connections Radio went to one of the masters of personal finance to find out: Michelle Singletary, personal finance columnist for the Washington Post and author of several books on the topic.

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Making Recycled Paper – Michele Bartolini, Rolland Paper

Making Recycled Paper – Michele Bartolini, Rolland Paper

"Never give up and be confident in what you know." Michele Bartolini on Green Connections Radio All of us humans use a lot of paper. Look at all the paper on your desk and in your printer. During the year-end holidays, we especially use a lot of paper - wrapping...

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Making News – Jen Boynton, TriplePundit Media

Making News – Jen Boynton, TriplePundit Media

Do you wonder how the news is made? Whether to trust it? Do you have a great story to tell and want to know how? Find out here. Listen to Jen Boynton, Editor-in-Chief of TriplePundit Media tell Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson how they create news that...

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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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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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