“I think the biggest issue is there are no quote unquote ‘incentives’ at the national level to require companies of any size, whether they’re private or public to do this hard work, right. And corporate sustainability really is hard work, especially when you’re talking about reducing carbon emissions within their supply chains……. (Europe has mandatory… Continue reading Challenges of Doing Sustainability – Kate Gaertner, Triple Win Advisory
“Diversity matters. Building diverse boards, building diverse suites, ensuring you have diversity. And I mean, in the broadest sense, it’s not just gender, it’s every aspect. It’s life experience, it’s geographic it’s age. I mean, there’s a wide range of things that go into diversity. I think diversity matters and companies realize that very clearly.”… Continue reading Twice As Many Women Appointed CEO In 2021 – Bonnie Gwin, Heidrick & Struggles
Because 40% “of greenhouse gas emissions come from the built environment,…one has to take an integrated look at the built environment to look at how people live, work, and play. But also integration in the sense of understanding how transportation systems fit into that, how urban design affects the efficiency of how people live, how… Continue reading The New Built Environment – Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
“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… Continue reading Clean Energy Portable Generators? – Connie Stacey, Growing Greener Innovations
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 Georgetown University – tell great stories about the black women suffragists who fearlessly helped women finally get their vote ratified, with the 19th Amendment 100 years ago. The Amendment did not explicitly grant black women their own voting rights.
Many voices are talking about how we need to rebuild the post-pandemic economy to also make us more resilient to the ravages of climate change. Ramping up adoption of electric vehicles is always in those conversations, especially battery-powered ones. But not there are hydrogen fuel cell EVs too. Listen to Jackie Birdsall, Senior Engineer of these vehicles at Toyota explain how they work and much more, with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.
“It’s how you think about the money thing” that drives your spending and saving habits. Money. We need it, struggle to manage it and don’t know who to listen to for advice. Everyone seems to be telling us what to do – “On sale, Buy now!” “Save for retirement!” “Low interest rate!” What’s a money-smart… Continue reading Holiday – Year-End Finances – w Michelle Singletary, Washington Post Personal Finance Expert
Based on her experience working with Fortune 500 companies like Boeing, Nathalie Udo shares her practical insights into taking a large company from awareness that they need to be more eco-friendly to action steps on how to do it. These include insights she wrote about in her book “Organizational Survival” co-authored with Gregory Balestrero. You’ll… Continue reading Practical Advice on Building a Sustainable Organization
What a powerful discussion! You’ll definitely want to take notes on this one. Joan Michelson moderated a panel of veteran leaders in corporate sustainability at SXSW Eco (2016), unearthing great tips and insights that you can use right away. Panelists are: MGM Resorts SVP/Chief Sustainability Officer Cindy Ortega Advanced Micro Devices Sr. Director Tim Mohin… Continue reading SXSW Eco – Super Corp. Sustainability Tips from CSO’s
Congress is back in session and about to negotiate the draconian cuts to environmental, clean energy and climate change-related government funding — and having to do so on the heels of the direct experience of the impact of climate change through the ferocity of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The very programs they are looking to… Continue reading Congress & Small Business & Clean Energy – Lynn Abramson, Clean Energy Business Network