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Hate electric cars? Think they’re glorified golf carts that only a tree-huggin’ vegan would be seen dead in? Well, here’s the news: everyone started there, but you’ve gotta be blind not to see that electric cars right now are taking over the world. They’re super-car fast, micro-car frugal, and best of all, they’re dolphin-friendly. If you love saving the planet, you’ll love It’s Electric, the web’s most highly-charged electric car podcast.
 
A sound mixture of science and passionate vision will introduce the audience to market dynamics, infrastructure challenges, raw material scarcities, and many more electric car related topics.With the rising popularity of electric mobility comes along a vast number of uncertainties. Statements of profit-driven manufacturers contradict those of change refusing conservatives, leaving basic questions open. Let’s talk about Electric Vehicles provides unbiased and factual information about electri ...
 
One of the '6 Best Podcasts for Business Travelers' per USA Today -- engaging, enlightening and informative interviews with women innovators and leaders across sectors. Topics" Driving innovation, leadership, communications and career management. Features mostly women experts.
 
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“For the entire development of modern civilization, Greenland and Antarctica have been holding vast amounts of water as frozen ice and helping us to maintain very steady sea levels around our coast. And that's allowed us to build infrastructure, build mega cities, right on the coast where many of our world's mega cities sit. Now….we're raising our …
 
”Think about food design as a system. We are innovating at the product end, but we’re also trying to innovate ….to get food that would be otherwise be wasted back into the food supply chain…(including through) canned (and frozen) fruit and vegetables, which are really good accessible nutrition,” especially in the face of climate change. Dr. Lara Ra…
 
“We struggle to keep the plastics that we have in the economy and reuse them...because we are in a linear economy where all the way upstream, there are lots of subsidies on a national and international level to subsidize the extraction of oil and gas, which are the base materials…to produce the plastics….We also have the wrong economic incentives i…
 
“What I think is really interesting is how do we get PPPs out there, public private partnerships, where we bring in also the investment community from the beginning, so that we can truly shift the capital where it needs to go in order to reduce our impact.” That’s from Sandrine Dixson, Co-President of the Club of Rome.” Sandrine Dixson on Electric …
 
“The GFANZ is potentially very interesting, because what they've done is say, we've got 450 institutions from around the world that have 130 trillion (dollars) worth of assets, all of whom are going to commit to try and decarbonize the world's economy and to get supposedly to net zero by 2050.” Gillian Tett on Electric Ladies Podcast The thing abou…
 
“We felt like we needed a solution, and that solution had to be a public-private connection. We needed companies who were creating the products to be at the forefront of creating the solution and we needed to to bring together the 9,000 local governments who run recycling programs and build a system solution that is also hyper local..” Keefe Harris…
 
“Energy storage kind of cuts across multiple sectors…vehicles, that’s a big one…and quite frankly, to move ahead with a lot of the smart cities initiatives, we have to look at centralizing storage in order to maintain the current grid, because the grid can’t handle increased load…So storage really runs the gambit in touching our lives in many, many…
 
“We did see that the industry accelerated its energy transition and many of the companies, during the height of the pandemic, were announcing their zero goals… and announced production cuts going forward over the next decade through automation and looking for opportunities to do this, and the pandemic was certainly an accelerator.” Katie Pavolvsky,…
 
“Companies are really recognizing that this concept of greenwashing, and these bold ambitious assertions that they can’t back up, that’s no longer, that’s not transparency. That is risk, and that exposing an organization to very concrete reputational and other risks….I think it’s all about transparency driving trust, but it has to be credible, it h…
 
“Your risk fingerprint is… a combination of genetic,… your innate personality… It also interacts with other things, your experiences….And lots of social influences, whether it's within your organization or your country, your culture, your peer group, within your family, and all of those things come together. And they pretty much tell you what it is…
 
“We asked the Forest Stewardship Council to go on the ground and do the whole certification process, just like they do for paper…Then they're following that rubber throughout the chain of custody all the way through to the factory here in Georgia….and we have just produced the first FSC certified tire.” Maureen Kline on Electric Ladies Podcast The …
 
“SolaREIT works with a lot of community solar developers. When a landowner wants to tie up their land or farm their land for solar for a community project, we can come in and be the land financing solution.” Laura Pagliarulo on Electric Ladies Podcast As more communities want solar, and don’t have access to their own solar panels, such as in apartm…
 
“There's this amazing thing that we think should happen, which is right now physically impossible. That's fine. Let's talk about that. Let's dig down to the technical gap that needs to be filled to enable that new disruptive pathway to start.” Jennifer Gerbi, ARPA-E on Electric Ladies Podcast To truly address climate change, we need to pivot to a z…
 
“This is very much a jobs plan….It deals with four interwoven challenges…The first is the post-pandemic reality, the second is the economic downturn, the third is the climate crisis, and the fourth is inequality and racial equity… The general theme is that the road to economic recovery is through climate action..” Anne Kelly, Ceres.org on Electric …
 
Earth’s Data Speaks - Olivia Martin, USAFacts.org “Really use the information…We hope that it helps you develop opinions… (that help you) vote, contact your representatives…We really hope that this report among others will empower…people and as voters to, to use the data, to hold their government accountable.” Olivia Martin, USAFacts on Electric La…
 
"#MeToo as an idea isn’t new....(W)omen journalists (have been) shedding light on the obstacles, indignities, and violence women face in the workplace....(since) the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when a significant cohort of women entered the newspaper industry." Lori Harrison-Kahan in an OpEd on CNN.com August 18th is the 101st anniversary o…
 
“For healthcare grade disinfection, the EPA has certain requirements….that you test against, and those lab reports, we showed 100% kill in one minute, which is actually really impressive, because most toxic products they use in hospitals for disinfectants take 10 minutes, have to be reapplied multiple times to stay wet for 10 minutes, and only have…
 
“Any product that is used to construct the building, finish the building, or furnish the building is comprehended within our standard,” Wendy Vittori on Green Connections Radio The green building sector is booming, and expected to grow to $433 billion by 2024, in efforts to combat climate change, since buildings comprise 40% of U.S. carbon emission…
 
“I learned that we are all capable of so much more than we think we are, until we push ourselves. We all have these reserves that I don’t think we use anymore…Keep looking for those parts of yourself that you have ignored.” Tracy Edwards on Green Connections Radio Are you going boating this summer? Listen to this fascinating interview with Tracy Ed…
 
Women did not have the right to vote when the U.S. was founded; that's a fact many still do not know. With voting rights under siege again today, listen to the group of prominent women journalists and an historian talk about the women journalists behind the scenes using their stories, influence and access to help the 19th Amendment, which acknowled…
 
Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson interviewed by Cherice Taylor on career advice. Cherice Taylor's show is targeted to students, but the advice we share is relevant to any career levels. One topic we talk about is how to stay focused on your own goals, in an era when we are bombarded by distractions - from social media to emails…
 
“Any concrete new mixture, whether it’s embodied carbon or flyash or any other innovation in making concrete more sustainable one way or the other in terms of the material itself, those are all tested through a rigorous standardized process.” Elizabeth Thompson, USGBC on Green Connections Radio podcast As our hearts go out to the people in Surfside…
 
Sustainability is an international challenge and therefore so are the challenges to innovate to meet sustainability goals. Women play an important role in innovating, especially for sustainable solutions, because women have always had to find "another way" to address business, policy and societal challenges. Listen to Green Connections Radio host J…
 
Do you enjoy your own company? Really. Do you? Many of us have been spending a lot of time alone lately due to the pandemic (unless of course, you have kids living at home, in which case you probably wish you had more time alone). We can see being alone as miserable and waste the time complaining and binge-ing, or we can see being alone as the gift…
 
Goal-setting is a year-long and life-long process. No matter your age, status, or career industry, if you're human being, you have goals, things you want to accomplish in your life. Here is a podcast of a process that I presented in a goal-setting workshop earlier this year. I cover both career and personal goals - approaching it holistically, sinc…
 
“…You have to know when to you have to know an opportunity when it's in front of you and you have to have the courage to take that opportunity…” That's a quote from GCR Host Joan Michelson on On Point Talk with Carlette Christmas. This week we air an episode that was previously only available on our youtube page - Joan Michelson as a guest on anoth…
 
“Sometimes I find that the assumption that you’re making is what’s keeping you from seeing other possibilities.” That's a quote from GCR Host Joan Michelson on the All In podcast with Daniel Giordano recently In this episode, we turn the tables on our host, Joan Michelson, and air a recent interview of her on another podcast, All In with Daniel Gio…
 
“When you think about what you are claiming from an insurance perspective, it’s partly property damage, but it’s largely also business interruption. So, your lack of sales, your lack of being able to produce things, your lack of being able to distribute things.” Tina Kirby on Green Connections Radio podcast We all have way too much experience with …
 
“The Covid-19 pandemic has created the biggest shock to the global energy system since at least World War II…Renewables are the only energy source that will grow in 2020.” David Turk, International Energy Agency Testifying on Capitol Hill June 2020 A key component of President Biden’s infrastructure plan is addressing our energy needs and doing so …
 
"I truly, truly think that the green economy is an opportunity...When you look at greening infrastructure...truly transitioning our entire economy, you have incredible job opportunity...(including) for our business to be thinking ahead." Tracy Raczek on Green Connections Radio podcast This Earth Day, as President Biden convenes his Summit of global…
 
"Fuel cells create electricity by stripping electrons from hydrogen atoms; the hydrogen then bonds to oxygen to create water, while the electrons power the electric motor. The result is an electric vehicle that is fueled with hydrogen from a pump rather than electrons drawn from the nation's electrical power grid." Car & Driver magazine A key part …
 
"I've never seen as much alignment as there are in electric vehicles today." Katie Sloan on Green Connections Radio podcast As President Biden launches a massive infrastructure bill, including support for electric vehicles, listen to Katie Sloan, Director of eMobility at Southern California Edison, on how this would work. She's the focal point for …
 
“The biggest problem with the official surveys that we rely on a lot… [by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS], is that…the number of women isn’t plentiful enough yet to have enough data on an annual basis to come up with reliable estimates.” Ariane Hegewisch on Green Connections Radio There’s a little secret about the pandemic-economic recess…
 
Our brains are 73% water and our bodies are 60% water, so we literally cannot live without it. But most community water systems suffer from industrial pollution. It doesn't have to be that way. Listen to Karen Sorber, Cofounder/CEO of Micronic Technologies describe their innovative chemical-free system for cleaning wastewater on this Green Connecti…
 
“I think there’s more that’s happened in probably the past two years in the sustainable and ESG investing space than probably has in the prior 20 years.” Kathleen McQuiggan on Green Connections Radio podcast “Your money is power,” veteran financial advisor Kathleen McQuggan reminds us, and today more than ever. What if we could invest in ways that …
 
"A.I has enabled us to get very precise measures and give the plants precisely what the plans need...(So) The yields in our greenhouses are about 30x the traditional farm." and without any chemicals. Jackie Roberts on Green Connections Radio podcast What if we could grow produce in a way that was not at the mercy of weather swings or events? A new …
 
“The reason their (men’s) participation in that last decade (before ratification of the 19th Amendment) was so important, was because they had the means and the will to help the movement financially and politically.” Brooke Kroeger on Green Connections Radio podcast As we commemorate Women's History Month in this tumultuous year, just as President …
 
“We’re really a botanical business. And our botanicals come from all over the world….All botanicals are going to be impacted and have been impacted by climate change, and the real challenge is trying to get in front of that.” Cindi Bigelow on Green Connections Radio podcast Do you or someone you care about drink tea? Grown around the world, it’s at…
 
Many companies collect diversity and jobs data and review it internally, but don’t want to release it publicly, “because it doesn’t always make them look very good,” But, she added, different sources collect and report data on gender differently, and others lack the resources or incentives to either collect or report it. Roberta Rincon on Green Con…
 
“When you talk about pollution of the waterways, that goes very much to industries, like fossil fuels of course, like factory farming, like businesses or corporations that are allowed to just dump their waste or by-product of making things, manufacturing, into the waterways, when there’s no regulation, then clearly, then people can just do what the…
 
Black women voters were a force in the 2020 election and are going forward and their rights are under attack in states anew today as a result of their power. Where did their activism start? In commemoration of Black History Month, Listen to this remarkable interview with Marcia Chatelain - Professor of History and African American Studies at George…
 
“In a crisis time, you need the most creative ideas and the most differing experiences and perspectives, which is obviously what diversity provides…So, particularly companies need to be ever-vigilant in that they don’t skimp in their focus around diversity,” Laura Liswood, Secretary General of the Counsel of Women World Leaders warned in a World Ec…
 
"I truly, truly think that the green economy is an opportunity...When you look at greening infrastructure...truly transitioning our entire economy, you have incredible job opportunity...(including) for our business to be thinking ahead." Tracy Raczek on Green Connections Radio podcast A mere hours after being sworn in as president, President Joe Bi…
 
“It’s our responsibility when we take the stage to understand that we’re going to affect people, we’re going to make change….And if you pull back in any way, you are missing that opportunity to…change that one life.” Tricia Brouk on Green Connections Radio As President-Elect Joe Biden prepares to give his inaugural address after being sworn is as t…
 
“The part in this that is so important is the relationship building component, and that part takes time… (it) is the glue that brings cohesion across the issues and it enables a different form of listening and a different openness, in my view, that includes openness to hearing the science….. Science is the strongest tool of diplomacy.” Michelle Wym…
 
“Brand citizenship is a way of doing business – from a company’s core purpose; to its delivery of goods and services; to its responsibility to its employees, community, the environment and the world – that people trust, believe in and rely on…all with the aim of earning profits that are maintainable over the long term.” Anne Bahr Thompson on Green …
 
"This idea of 'voice and choice' is, ask me what I think and then listen to what I have to say and then give me a choice as to how I can participate. Don't forget that I'm an individual...That's a really big trend." Rachel Hutchisson on Green Connections Radio Connecting with our colleagues and employees is harder than ever – and more important – d…
 
“All great ideas stem from a really good problem. There’s problems all around us….The really good problems are the ones you’re hearing about consistently….and hearing those problems and starting to think about, ‘how can I solve this in a way that nobody else has thought of before?’ or, we can take it a step further. That’s where the great ideas com…
 
"Companies that perform better on ESG criteria tend to do better financially in the long term." Julie Fox Gorte on Green Connections Radio How do the bolder positions on social and environmental issues that many companies are taking affect their financial performance? A lot, it turns out, if.... Patsy Doerr, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility,…
 
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