Green Connections Radio - Women Who Innovate With Purpose, & Career Issues, Including in Energy, Sustainability, Responsibility, Leadership

Green Connections Radio - Women Who Innovate With Purpose, & Career Issues, Including in Energy, Sustainability, Responsibility, Leadership

One of the '6 Best Podcasts for Business Travelers' per USA Today -- Engaging, enlightening and inspiring interviews with women innovators and leaders across sectors, with a corporate responsibility, sustainability and energy focus. Topics" include: driving innovation, leadership, communications, and career issues, especially for women.... Show More

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January 3, 2020 41 min

“We have more generations in the workforce than ever before and their life experiences are very different….Look at the other person as a peer.” 

Mary Lee Gannon on Green Connections Radio

You probably visited with people of all ages over the holidays, and today you have the same variety in the workplace  – and it’s both a gift, because of the wide range of experiences and perspectives they bring, and a challenge. 

Just as your Aunt...

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"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

As you consider donating to nonprofits, consider what your employees want, as well as what aligns with your customers and your business goals and ...

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"How protectable your work is, is really important to know."

Christina Martini on Green Connections Radio

If your holiday break and new year plans include exploring starting or growing your "side hustle" or hobby, you'll want to listen to this interview with Green Connections Radio podcast with veteran intellectual property (IP) lawyer Christina Martini on how to protect it.

So, grab a notepad and pen or your ta...

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"Help local people think about what they can do to have access to the natural resources they need for very important things like clean water, food, and cultural practices...(which are) incredibly important." Stacy Jupiter on Green Connections Radio

As world leaders and climate leaders, scientists and activists gather at the UN’s COP25 conference in Madrid, Spain to address solutions to the climate crisis, Dr. Stacy Jupiter ...

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“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

Imagine deciding to take on captaining a brand new crew in the world's most dangerous round-the-world boat race with very, very limited experience. That's what th...

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“I personally have medical allergies…When I was able to figure out the difference between one egg and a Vital Farms egg, I don’t have an egg allergy! It turns out that I have a feed and a hormone allergy, which got me excited. Wait a second, this is great knowledge! What (else)…do I not have allergies to?” Gabrielle (Ellie) Rubenstein on Green Connections Radio

Do you know what’s really in your food? Do you know where it comes from...

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“We now have an appetite for intervention. There’s a willingness because we are all at a point where the impacts are being felt so broadly…The urgency is being met with a will to act.” 

Beth Gibbons on Green Connections Radio

 

Local leaders are managing the very real devastation to their communities and economies caused by extreme weather events, while much-needed resources from the federal government are tied up in political wran...

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“Scenario planning…is really about trying to think, what could the future look like? And, how can we adapt and prepare for whatever the future might hold? You do that by identifying what are the underlying drivers? What’s going to shape the future one way or the other?” 

Nardia Haigh on Green Connections Radio

 

The only thing certain is uncertainty – in our careers, our businesses, in preparing your community for the impact of cl...

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“Science can do amazing things and answer questions for us,” she told me, “but then we can use that knowledge to do this in a responsible way or in an irresponsible way….Science is good to have. Then, what are you going to use it for and how do you do it responsibly?”

Kay Gebhardt on Green Connections Radio

 

What do you use to clean your house? Do you buy “natural” or “green” cleaning products? These products can have a direct imp...

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“A 40 foot electric bus can save up to 100 metric tons of greenhouse gas per year, which is really what a traditional…bus would emit per year.”

Margaret Lewis on Green Connections Radio

 

Transportation is one of the top three contributors to climate change, responsible for about 40% of the CO2 that goes into our air, according to some studies.

Listen to Margaret Lewis, SVP of Manufacturing and Facilities at New Flyer, talk about h...

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“These women have had networks and support structures and other kinds of community support that helped them get there in spite of an uphill battle….For men, the narrative is that they made it on their own. We downplay the role that mentorship played in (men's) making their way into a leadership role.” Heather Metcalf on Green Connections Radio

 

“Research has repeatedly demonstrated that diverse teams, especially in leadership,...

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“You have to take a long-term view, which means you may need to invest more up front in order to give people the flexibility or better benefits, and the returns we know we get with a more diverse workforce are greater innovation, we get an improved bottom line.”

Kristin Haffert on Green Connections Radio

 

One of the ways that many employee survey tools fall short, is that they don’t measure how your workforce feels about specific ...

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“Comedy loosens the brain. It generates creativity. There’s something physiologically that happens in our brains. We stop thinking linearly and start thinking non-linearly when we hear jokes, when we try to tell jokes.”

Courtney Bickert on Green Connections Radio

 

And now for something different….To solve today’s most intractable problems – from climate change to inequality to combating terrorism and corruption – as well as busine...

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"Plant-based diets are better for the planet....but meat is not necessarily to blame for climate change." Robin Currey on Green Connections Radio

As we face climate week at the U.N. this week, one of the more delicate issues is the threat that climate change poses to our food supply and in turn, the way our current food systems exacerbate climate change.

So, we thought  it's a great time to hear from a food systems expe...

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“I think it’s always about meeting people where they are. I think sometimes…people can go over the edge of just making the business case, where…I think people do want to do the right thing.” Suzanne Fallender, on Green Connections Radio What if corporations took their responsibility to reduce their carbon footprint and as corporate citizens seriously and integrated it into their corporate strategies?

That's exactly what Suzanne...

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"There's endless innovation in this area (of sustainable products) because it's where people are focused essentially. When you think of values or voting with your dollars, this is one of the very first things people would think of...These products are not a compromise but an improvement in functionality." 

Jules Pieri on Green Connections Radio

 

Jules Pieri and her company The Grommet have learned so much from laun...

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“It’s going to happen, It’s not so much a matter of ‘if’ it’s going to happen, but ‘when.’ But we need a strategic roadmap and a policy framework….EVs are one of the most complex systems, just because it cuts across multiple stakeholders.” Bonnie Datta on Green Connections Radio There's a lot of buzz around electric vehicles (EVs), but adoption is still slow. Why? Bonnie Datta, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs and Market D...

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If you're planning your Labor Day or holiday travel plans, listen to this interview of Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson with Costa Christos of National Geographic Travel with important tips.

 

 You'll  hear:The difference between “eco-tourism” and “sustainable travel.”What to look for in places you want to stay.How to travel cheaper. What’s included?Sustainable systems at top-of-the-line destinations.And hear abo...

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Buying Clothing With an Eco-Consciousness

"85% of disposable apparel ends up in a landfill," Annie Gullingsrud, Cradle to Cradle Innovation Institute

Think of all the stuff that you're buying for back-to-school this time of year...or new fashions for the fall season...

What if you bought even 10 percent of it with sustainable clothing? Is it even possible? How?

Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson's...

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With a new Secretary of Defense coming in, and an Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, it's important to remember the national security implications of climate change.

 

Listen to Joan Michelson's fascinating (and a bit frightening) interview with former Deputy Secretary of Defense, and former Senior Vice President and General Counsel and Military Advisor at CNA, a top national security think tank, Sherri Goodman on how c...

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