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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”

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: Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

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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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Brandon Owens

What is the “power of the one percent”? Listen to Brandon Owens, a leader in the GE Ecomagination division of GE talk with Joan about the utility of the future, and what GE is doing to fill the skills gap in the energy industry.

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Interview with Andrew Winston

“Pursue heretical innovation. ” Andrew Winston, author of “The Big Pivot” and leading thinker in sustainability issues, shares this and other ideas of how we can solve the enormous challenges we are facing around climate change. Find out why companies are bucking the...

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Interview with Katharine Hayhoe

What is the mainstream media getting "completely wrong” about climate change? Listen to what Katharine Hayhoe, one of TIME magazine’s Top 100 Pioneers and one of those "climate scientists" we hear about tells Green Connections host Joan Michelson.  Hayhoe is also an...

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Interview with Sherri Goodman

Sherri Goodman is a former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense and one of the top advisors to the Defense Department and top corporate executives on foreign policy, especially as it relates to energy and the environment. We know that the conflicts in the hotbeds of the...

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Joan on UR Business Network

Do you want your business to prosper from the clean energy economy?  Then listen to Green Connections host Joan Michelson on UR Business Network with tips on how to do so. In this interview  UR Business Network, MYOB - Mind Your Own Business Radio Show for...

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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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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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