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Women Changing the Rules – Jennifer Palmieri, fmr Head of Communications, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Campaign & Obama’s White House

Women Changing the Rules – Jennifer Palmieri, fmr Head of Communications, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Campaign & Obama’s White House

“We’re playing by an outdated set of rules.”Jennifer Palmieri on Green Connections Radio. You might expect the Communications Director of the White House and a historic presidential campaign to spew talking points, but not Jennifer. Listen as Jennifer and Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson dig into points she raises in her new book – “Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to Women Who Will Rule the World” – and reveal great new insights and stories that are not in the book.”

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“Seismic Shift” in Financial Power & ESG Metrics – Patsy Doerr, Thomson Reuters, Global Head, Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability & Inclusion

“Seismic Shift” in Financial Power & ESG Metrics – Patsy Doerr, Thomson Reuters, Global Head, Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability & Inclusion

“There’s a lot more pressure on companies to reveal their statistics…give us the number…a lot more expectation from employees, from clients, from investors to see that level of granularity.”
Patsy Doerr on Green Connections Radio. How do the bolder positions on social and environmental issues that many companies are taking affect their financial performance? What difference can we as individuals make? Listen to Patsy Doerr, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability and Inclusion at Thomson Reuters and Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson’s candid, engaging conversation about “tipping point” we are at where social impact meets 70% of financial power. They talk about the impact of transparency and corporate activism on the bottom line and how we can use ESG metrics to find out what the company is really doing. What can we do with that information?

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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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Facebook’s Energy Use – Bill Weihl, Sustainability Guru, Facebook

Facebook’s Energy Use – Bill Weihl, Sustainability Guru, Facebook

We use Facebook every day, multiple times a day – along with 2 billion other people! – so, have you ever thought about how much energy it takes to power all those servers and buildings? How much CO2 it emits? And, waste its 17,000+ employees create around the globe? Listen to this rare interview with Facebook’s Sustainability Guru Bill Weihl (he chose his title) with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson

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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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Awareness to Action – w Nathalie Udo, Sustainability Expert, Co-Author of Organizationsl Survival

Awareness to Action – w Nathalie Udo, Sustainability Expert, Co-Author of Organizationsl Survival

“From awareness, we get more actions,” Nathalie Udo on Green Connections Radio

Whether you’re a sustainability role or not, it needs to be integrated you’re your plans – and actions. Each business or organization or school or home is potentially at risk from some aspect of climate change. It might be rising sea levels lapping at your door. It might be reduced access to resources in the face of extreme weather, as happened with the severe hurricanes, for example. Nathalie Udo sustainability expert and co-author of the book, Organizational Survival: Profitable Strategies for a Sustainable Future shares steps you can take today and in your plans with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson in this fascinating interview.

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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 paper, greeting cards, year-end reports, and budgets. Recycled paper has become a common part of our lives, but where does it come from? Does it really save forests? Energy and water use? Listen to Michele Bartolini of Rolland Paper explain the process to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.

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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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Career Currency? – Rita Trehan, HR Guru, Former HR head of Honeywell, AES Energy Global

Career Currency? – Rita Trehan, HR Guru, Former HR head of Honeywell, AES Energy Global

What’s your career or hiring plan? Listen to remarkable — and candid — HR guru Rita Trehan on Green Connections Radio in this enlightening and entertaining interview with GCR host Joan Michelson. You’ll want to take notes on how to boost your “career currency” and hire for competitive advantage too. Rita Trehan is a former Human Resources leader at two huge global companies for many years – Honeywell and electric power giant AES – where she reinvented their HR systems and strategies for the betterment of both the companies and the employees.

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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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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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