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Can Microgrids Prevent Power Loss – and Pay YOU?

Can Microgrids Prevent Power Loss – and Pay YOU?

Remember the last time you lost power…it doesn’t have to be that way Remember the last time you lost power…Did you lose documents on your computer? Was your home suddenly dark, leaving you fumbling around for a flashlight? Was it a bad storm?  Our power-dependent...

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Practical Advice on Building a Sustainable Organization

Practical Advice on Building a Sustainable Organization

Building a Sustainable Organization – with Author/Consultant Nathalie Udo Based on her experience working with Fortune 500 companies like Boeing, Nathalie Udo shares her practical insights into taking a large company from awareness that they need to be more...

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Profitable Socially Responsible Investing

Profitable Socially Responsible Investing

Here are Do's and Don't from a Pioneering Master in SRI, Barbara Krumsiek Do you want to invest with principle but are concerned about making the most financial return too? The long time CEO of Calvert Investments (now retired), Barbara Krumsiek frankly discusses the...

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How Do You Win ‘Shark Tank’?

How Do You Win ‘Shark Tank’?

Luminaid CoFounder Andrea Sreshta Explains Two young entrepreneurs, Andrea Shreshta and her cofounder Anna Stork, won $200,000 from Mark Cuban, along with his mentorship, on “Shark Tank” for their solar powered inflatable light, LuminAID. And they have grown in leaps...

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Willful Blindness: Interview with Margaret Heffernan

Willful Blindness: Interview with Margaret Heffernan

What’s the number one cause of many business failures? Being blind to threats and opportunities. So, how are our blind spots keeping us stuck and how do we shift to see new, even contrary ideas?

Listen to Green Connections host Joan Michelson discuss with top expert, Margaret Heffernan, whose TED Talks on the topic have attracted millions of views, and who wrote the best-seller, Willful Blindness: Why we ignore the obvious at our peril.

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Innovation at GE Ecomagination

Innovation at GE Ecomagination

What do Wal-Mart, Intel, and Statoil have in common? They each just partnered with GE Ecomagination to tackle tough environmental challenges in their business. From energy efficiency to saving water, to reducing waste, eight huge multinationals are collaborating with...

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Think Big, Act Bigger: Interview with Jeffrey Hayzlett

Think Big, Act Bigger: Interview with Jeffrey Hayzlett

"Change, adapt or die."  That's the mantra of Jeffrey Hayzlett, former CMO of Kodak, sales consultant, host of business talk shows, author of three best-sellers -- and a disrupter of business thinking. He may also be familiar from "Celebrity Apprentice." Hayzlett...

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From the National Speakers Association: Geeta Nadkarni

From the National Speakers Association: Geeta Nadkarni

How do you position yourself to be a “media magnet” and monetize the exposure? How can you build your audience and touch more people without hiring a PR firm? Listen to GC’s Joan Michelson’s short interview with the effervescent Geeta Nadkarni – who wowed the audience...

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Diane Regas of the Environmental Defense Fund

Listen to Joan talk with Diane Regas on two big environmental issues – the Encyclical and the EPA’s new standards for power plants.  She is the newly minted Executive Director at Environmental Defense Fund with an impressive background in science, law and economics. ...

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Carol Kordich, Director of Sustainable Materials at Ford

You may be sitting on plastic bottles in your car – Carol Kordich, head of Global Sustainable Fabric Strategies and Development at Ford Motor Company explains to Joan how significant parts of several Ford cars and trucks are made from sustainable materials, including...

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Going Outside is Saving Lives – Alisha Camacho, Filmmaker, Environmental Educator

Alisha Camacho produced a free, online documentary series about how going outside is saving lives, preserving the environment, and empowering communities along the Anacostia River.  Alisha, one of GCM’s videographers, explains more about her project and the inspiration in the interview with Joan.
The documentary series will follow the lives of individuals living along the Anacostia River, and show their journey as they reconnect with the natural environment along this historically neglected and polluted Watershed.

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Neuroscience-informed Leadership

Janet Crawford, M.A., is CEO of Cascadance, “aligning business and biology for organizational excellence.” She has over 15 years of experience working with executives in Fortune 500 companies and high potential start-ups and a pioneer in the application of...

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Adoption and Adaptation in the Energy Terrain

Betsy McCorkle directs the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association's (NCSEA) governmental affairs work. As a registered lobbyist, she works with legislators, state and local government officials, state agencies, the clean energy industry and allied organizations...

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From The Pentagon, Going “Net Zero”

From The Pentagon, Going “Net Zero”

  https://youtu.be/7uYngzFUnZU   The largest energy consumer on the planet says it’s going “net zero” in energy and water use. Listen to Green Connections host Joan Michelson’s engaging and informative short interview from The Pentagon with the point person:...

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What do you Drive? Interview with Anna Schneider

Despite efforts to ween Americans off of SUV’s, the number of electric vehicle users remains low as America’s love affair with cars continues. Transportation is one of the top energy users on the planet and car manufacturers respond to what we buy – not what we say we...

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‘Shark Tank’ winner, Andrea Sreshta

Listen to this exciting interview with recent 'Shark Tank' winner, Andrea Sreshta. She and her business partner were awarded $200K from Mark Cuban (and his support) for their product, LuminAID, a solar powered inflatable light. In response to the massive earthquake in...

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Your Guide to Socially Responsible Investing

Planning your finances for this year? Listen to my interview with the immediate past CEO of Calvert investments, Barbara Krumsiek. In the 17 years at Calvert she has elevated Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) into the mainstream and proved it to be financially...

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The Passion Test – Interview with Alaina Love

How do you find the job that makes you feel your best?  This can sometimes feel like an unattainable goal but with some advice from Aliana Love you’ll find the inspiration to find it and tips on getting you there.  Aliana Love is president of Purpose Linked Consulting...

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From Awareness to Action – Interview with Nathalie Udo

“From awareness, we get more actions”.  Nathalie Udo shares with us findings from her book, “Organizational Survival” and the evidence to show we are at a tipping point of companies integrating sustainability.  Although 80% of companies today are aware of the need for...

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A Zero Carbon Footprint Home: Interview with Sheri Koones

How do you get a zero footprint home? What is the biggest barrier to this? Homes and buildings use 40 percent of energy in the US – an astonishing number but author Sheri Koones shows us another way. Her series of books, “Prefabulous” take you into the unlimited...

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Julie Lenzer Kirk

Julie Lenzer Kirk

“It’s easier to change the world if you have money.” Julie Lenzer Kirk, head of the Economic Development Administration Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) and an award winning entrepreneur and author shares with Joan juicy insider tips based on fulfilling...

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Snehal Desai

  There is a global water shortage with 1.2 billion people living in water stress, including in California, so we must learn to do more with less. Dow Water is one of the companies working aggressively to provide clean drinking water, and clean-enough water for...

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Jules Pieri

We are so happy to have Jules Pieri of The Grommet back to share unique gifts just in time for the Holiday shopping season. The Grommet is an ecommerce site that sells “distinctive products made by real people with stories and values worth sharing.” Listen to Jules...

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From CTOSE: Dave Feldman

The Cleantech Open is a mecca for innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders in the sustainability space.  A representative of each, Dave Feldman works to accelerate and focus the sustainability movement by helping communities build a cleantech sector...

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From CTOSE: Rochelle Blaustein

Rethink, validate and cultivate.  This is the mantra of the the new Ecoland Institute where students are not only thinking outside the box but "throwing the box away".  Listen here to Joan talk with Rochelle Blaustein Director at Ecoland and CTOSE Ambassador-At-Large...

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Cleantech Open 2014

The Cleantech Open is the world’s largest cleantech accelerator and is dedicated to providing entrepreneurs and technologists the resources needed to launch a successful cleantech company.   Joan Michelson was once again in attendance for the 3rd Annual Cleantech Open...

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Interview with CTOSE 2014 Winner, NG1Tech

From the Cleantech Open 2014, Joan talks with this year's winner, NG1 TECH. Hear about their Techflo Exhaust technology that dramatically improves fuel efficiency while decreasing emissions and reduces sound.

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FROM CTOSE: Fresh Box

Attention foodies! Twin sisters Allison and Megan are innovators with a fascinating product Fresh Box, a new food packaging system. Described as a “soda stream unit for food”, it is the first home food preservation system that brings an established industrial food...

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From CTOSE: April Richards

Did I hear you say mushroom packaging? April Richards, Program Manager at the Environmental Protection Agency’s SBIR program tells us about this amazing innovation and others that cross her desk in hopes of investment. The Small Business Innovation Research grant...

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Amber Wason of Riide

Amber Wason of Riide

How do you nail a Kickstarter campaign? Amber Wason COO of Riide shares her strategy on how the electric bike start-up was successfully funded on the day it launched. Find out what Riide is doing to stand out in this emerging industry and what Kenneth Cole has to do...

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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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