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Women in SET

Women in SET

On a recent interview with Joan, Dr. Laura Sherbin, the Executive Vice President and Director of Research for the Center for Talent Innovation, talked about the “middle-rung” for women in SET (Science, Engineering, Technology) organizations, as the place where women...

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Jules Pieri

We have power - consumer power -where we spend our money speaks volumes.  Listen to Joan’s interview with Jules Pieri Co-Founder and CEO of The Grommet, about "Citizen Commerce" and how you can buy everyday items that support your values as well as your budget....

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Remembering Robin Williams

An unexpected tribute to the late, great Robin Williams: Robin Williams' genius voice may have been silenced this week, but fortunately we can keep him with us forever through his amazing body of work. It turns out that I have a minor familial connection to Williams....

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Sidebar at VERGE

Green Connections host Joan Michelson was also the host of “Sidebar,” the online livestream of the 2013 VERGE San Francisco conference. You can watch and listen to her interview with some newsmakers. First up: Dell’s Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility,...

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Bill Weihl: Facebook Sustainability Guru

Are you curious about what Facebook is doing to "go green" and reduce the energy use (and resultant emissions) from its enormous computer systems that service 1 billion FB users worldwide? Listen to Joan's conversation with Bill Weihl, Facebook Sustainability Guru to...

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Seeing No Resource, She Created Her Own

An interview with Leda Huta, founder of DC EcoWomen, a non-profit organization that provides an educational forum for women that empowers women to become leaders in the environmental community and the world.

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An Oil Empire Embraces Renewable Energy

Joan talks with Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany, Director of Sustainability at Masdar, Abu Dhabi's  renewable energy company.  Besides her incredible work there she is also the Director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize and an adjunct professor at Masdar's Institute of Science and...

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Lynne Cherry on Earth Day 2013

Lynne Cherry on Earth Day 2013

“Kids have power.. and once kids know how much power they have to make change, they start acting.” Lynne Cherry Listen to Lynne Cherry, film producer and author of over thirty children’s books pertaining to climate change, talk to GCR host Joan Michelson at this...

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Ann Feldman of waterpressures.org

Which uses more water: tea or coffee? Chicken or a hamburger? How many gallons of water does it take to make a pair of jeans? Listen to Ann Feldman of Waterpressures.org tell GCR host Joan Michelson the amazing things she learned about the world's water use and...

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Phyliss Cuttino of the Clean Energy Program

How does policy affect CleanTech business start ups? Click here to listen to Phyliss Cuttino, Director of the Clean Energy Program, Pew Charitable Trust, discuss this and their new research on the energy sector . This interview took place at the 2013 ARPA-E Summit in...

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Joan Wages of the National Women’s History Museum

One hundred years ago - on March 3, 1913 - thousands marched in support of giving women the right to vote, and turned the tides of history.  Green Connections has a special link to the suffrage movement: GCR host Joan Michelson’s great-great aunt Miriam Michelson was...

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Clean Energy Innovation – Amy Francetic of Clean Energy Trust

Clean Energy Innovation – Amy Francetic of Clean Energy Trust

The front lines of the clean energy economy are fascinating, brutal and potentially very lucrative.

Listen to one of the masters at growing clean energy start-ups, Amy Francetic of the Clean Energy Trust, discuss how it all comes together and CET’s $100 million partnership with Argonne National Laboratory. She spoke with GCR host Joan Michelson at the 2013 ARPA-E Summit in Washington, DC recently. Much of her advice is timeless.

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Catherine Williams of Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

From solar energy development to the advancement of CleanTech, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has been one of the first U.S. state agencies to focus strictly on clean energy investment. Listen to Catherine Williams, the Director of Communications for MCEC,...

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Laura Nereng of 3M Clean Energy Innovation

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. Laura Nereng, Program Manager of 3M's Clean Energy Innovation, spoke with GCR Host Joan Michelson about...

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Karina Edmonds of the Department of Energy

Listen to Dr. Karina Edmonds, Technology Transfer Coordinator for the Department of Energy, speak about innovations from the National Laboratories that are solving our energy challenges. How do these inventions come to market? What can entrepreneurs learn from them?

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Rebecca Blank, Deputy Secretary of Commerce

GCR host Joan Michelson spoke with Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank at the 2013 DC Auto Show about the dearth of women in the auto industry - 1.8% on the shop floor and about 20% in offices - and what can be done about it.

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Hilary Fordwich of AOC Key Solutions

  Hilary Fordwich, host of the weekly television program Government Contracting Weekly and SVP of AOC Key Solutions, is a nationally renowned expert on government contracting.  Listen to GCR host Joan Michelson talk to her about government contracting opportunities in...

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Kathy Loftus of Whole Foods

Kathy Loftus of Whole Foods

Listen to Kathy Loftus, Global Leader of Sustainable Engineering and Energy Management for Whole Foods We'd love to hear your thoughts! Click here to email us, post on Facebook or post on LinkedIn.

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Michael Washburn of Nestle Waters

Michael Washburn of Nestle Waters

Listen to Michael Washburn, VP of Sustainability for Nestlé Waters talk about reinventing recycling...and how Nestle is collaborating with its competitors to do it. We'd love to hear your thoughts! Click here to email us, post on Facebook or post on LinkedIn.

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Susan Fallon of MONSTER.COM

Susan Fallon of MONSTER.COM

Listen to Monster.com VP Susan Fallon talk with Green Connections Radio Host Joan Michelson about the thousands of job opportunities in energy and the green economy and how to find them and stand out. Here are links to websites for green jobs postings - and some...

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Kate Gordon on job growth via the green economy and what we can do TODAY to boost it

Kate Gordon on job growth via the green economy and what we can do TODAY to boost it

Kate Gordon on job growth via the green economy and what we can do TODAY to boost it

Listen to nationally-recognized expert Kate Gordon as she talks about what the green economy really is and the jobs it is creating, including the skills required for those jobs. She talks about what President Obama have done (and his policies are still doing) and what local leaders can do TODAY to boost economic growth. Kate is a straight-shooter who has worked in the heart of the DC establishment and on the local level — and speaks with both credibility and wit to make for a fascinating discussion.

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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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Joan Bryna Michelson, MBA is an award-winning business and communications leader, public speaker and host of the acclaimed podcast series, Green Connections Radio™... Read More

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