Inner Circle: Making the Impossible, Possible

Inner Circle: Making the Impossible, Possible

Join Erin Andrews, Executive Director of Impact Zero, as she talks her way through the circular economy world. Together, we'll talk to business leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, activists and others who are working on sustainability and circular economy initiatives on the ground: together making the impossible, possible.

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July 2, 2021 53 min

Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Shelly Xu and Ahmed Fardin about the barriers and solutions to sustainable textile manufacturing, their design process, and working with climate refugees.

Shelly Xu Designs: https://www.shellyxu.design/
Zero-Waste Jacket: https://shellyxudesign.wpengine.com/product/sxd-x-climate-refugees-jacket/

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Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero, as she discusses air pollution and the UK’s environmentally disastrous trade deals. 

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Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Nikki Self– founder and CEO of Saponetti, Toronto’s first soap refill delivery service. Listen in for a chat about innovating and helping to grow the circular economy in Toronto.

Saponetti Website: https://www.saponetti.ca/
Saponetti Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saponetti.ca/
Saponetti Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saponetti.ca

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Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero, for another episode of the Group Chat series as she, Lauren Castelino, and Julie Wang discuss the blue box recycling program in Ontario, as well as the horrific discovery at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in BC.

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Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Samer Kamal, founder of Bee’ah– the largest waste management company in the Middle East– and the Chief Development Officer at Minus Global International– whose goal is to establish an ecosystem that will result in the most efficient, cost-effective & environmentally friendly waste management, to date. In this episode, Samer discusses how he fou...

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Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero, for the first-ever episode of the Group Chat series– a series dedicated to digging into and discussing current events. In this episode, Erin talks Unilever, a company looking to introduce recyclable toothpaste tubes to the US; the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women human-rights crisis, and the Nunavut RCMP investigation into the homicide of The Grizzlies actor E...

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Welcome back for season 2 of the Inner Circle podcsat! Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with David Katz, the founder, and CEO of The Plastic Bank, an internationally recognized solution to ocean plastic that empowers the poor to transcend poverty by cleaning the environment! In this episode, David discusses his journey, creating Plastic Bank, whilst sharing the importance of a compassi...

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Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Sarah, Adam, and Marcus - the co-founders of Aevi Solutions! They want to help small businesses not just reduce their environmental impacts, but also reduce their operating costs at the same time! Learn more about what it's like to start a small consulting firm with your best friends to help Toronto's SMEs make some significant change toget...

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Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Jordan Smith! He's the founder of Renterii, a sharing platform for Toronto to meet their neighbours, make some money, and save the planet!

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Download Renterii: https://renterii.com/
Follow Renterii on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/renteriiapp/
Follow Renterii on Facebook: https://www.linkedin.com/company/renterii/

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Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Eric Corey Freed! He's a co-author of Circular Economy for Dummies, and tells us all about what it's like to write the book on such a complex topic, how to keep climate anxiety away, and what the magical world of biomimicry could look like!

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Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Marc Goldgrub from Green Economy Law Professional Corporation! He's the knowledge we needed about two weeks ago when Erin tried to make her way through the carbon tax explanation. If you liked that episode - you must listen to this in FULL!

We talk about what a carbon tax is, if it's really a "tax", how it's different from a cap ...

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Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Linsay Moran, one of three co-founders of Unwrapit!

We talk about what's wrong in the events/expo/swag gifting industry, how to make gifting sustainable, what a swag-less world could look like, what the barriers are right now, and how to start a business with not one, not two, but THREE co-founders?!

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This week is a solo episode with Erin Andrews, the Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero! We needed to take a second to slow down and talk about the big Supreme Court decision about the federal carbon tax, as well as get grounded again in what Impact Zero is working on which will help make sure this carbon tax doesn't have a negative impact on people who don't have green options and don't have a lot of disposa...

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This week we chat with Christina Quach, she is passionate about bringing an intersectional approach to environmental issues by bridging the gap between social and environmental issues. She comes from a Political Studies and a Social Work background. She has worked and volunteered in advocacy, the child welfare system, engaging in food justice initiatives, bringing environmental issues to social issues courses, and more. Through her...

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This week we chat with Charles Binks-Collier, the Founder and CEO of Circulr, a local company looking to reuse reusable packaging. Charles is one of our two Impact Projects participating in our Impact Project Accelerator, and here we chat about why he started Circulr, what their goal is as a company, and why they're doing what they do.

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This week we chat with a whole panel of guests during the last week of Drawdown Toronto's Just Eat It! Foo Waste Challenge. This last week's interview was so inspiring and informative that we had to re-share it here to the podcast. If you'd like to follow up with the last 6 interviews we produce with Drawdown Toronto, you can watch them at drawdowntoronto.ca/food-waste-challenge

Angelina La is lead of Waste Watchers, a y...

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This week we chat with Ally Mitchell, the Founder and Owner of Ocean Plastic Pots. Ocean Plastic Pots is inspired by Ally Mitchell’s passion and determination to help turn the tide on the large volume of plastic found in our seas, causing grave harm to the future of our planet. Together we chat about why he started Ocean Plastic Pots, how to change consumer mindsets, how he's incorporated circular economy into his product desig...

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This week we chat with Katie Allen, the Sustainability & Social Impact Manager at Fiix Software. Katie has been at the company since they were a small start-up and has helped them grow while keeping sustainability top-of-mind! Together we chat about the importance of maintenance, repair, and how it can save businesses not just money but also energy, water, and other resources!

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Join Erin Andrews as she chats with Frances Edmonds, the Head of Sustainability at HP Canada.

We talk about why giving employees paid volunteer time off of their day job makes businesses more money, how HP attributes over $1 billion of their revenue to their sustainability initiatives, how to reduce the carbon footprint of a laptop, and much more!

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HP Refresh:  www.hp.com/ca/en/solutions/education/refresh.html
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Join Erin Andrews as she chats with Dr. Dianne Saxe, the founder of Saxe Facts and Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Ontario. She shares with us how she got into politics from her long career as an environmental lawyer, and what the Ford government did with Bill 57 to essentially erase Ontario's ability to reconcile between government environmental initiatives and the true impact those initiatives have on our natural spaces.

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