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 year’s Earth Day celebration at Union Station in Washington D.C.… Continue reading Lynne Cherry on Earth Day 2013

Recyclable Packaging and Products: From Valentine’s Bouquets to Disappearing Packaging

As I opened my new set of headphones, I kept thinking, “They must not really want me to use this product.” Why else would they make it so hard to open? And, as an eco-conscious person, how would all this plastic damage the planet? My brain went from my garbage can to the landfill to… Continue reading Recyclable Packaging and Products: From Valentine’s Bouquets to Disappearing Packaging

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 availability, and what YOU can do about it.… Continue reading Ann Feldman of waterpressures.org

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 Washington, DC recently. Click here to listen

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.

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.

What is the new International Green Construction Code and why does it matter?

Jessyca Henderson, Managing Director, Policy and Community Relations at The American Institute of Architects (AIA) tells us – and how women are taking sustainable building by storm. Listen to Jessyca Henderson here:

These Students Remind Us What We Can Do — and Rio+20 Reminds Us What We Must Do

While the environmentalists and the Olympic planners in London argue over which shade of green is more valuable — environmental green or greenbacks, that is, whether to accept or reject Dow and BP’s sponsorships — the finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Business Plan Competition showed us where we really need to focus:… Continue reading These Students Remind Us What We Can Do — and Rio+20 Reminds Us What We Must Do

Setting Unrealistic Expectations to Commemorate Earth Day

How did Tiger Woods win the most PGA tournaments of any golfer between the ages of 20 and 29 in history by far? How did Olympic Gold Medalist in swimming Dara Torres win four Olympic Silver medals at age 41? How did 48-year old Scottish singer Susan Boyle come from obscurity to number one on… Continue reading Setting Unrealistic Expectations to Commemorate Earth Day

ARPA-E on the Practical Side of (Energy) Innovation

Leaders talk about growing a green economy and developing clean energy solutions, but the (mostly-male) talent trolling the halls of the Gaylord National Harbor Convention Center for the ARPA-E 2012 Innovation Summit last week was filled with folks actually doing it. One of the keynote speakers who brought the engineers face-to-face with reality was Steve… Continue reading ARPA-E on the Practical Side of (Energy) Innovation