Sustainability in Hotels – Denise Naguib, Marriott VP of Global Sustainability

“I think one of the most important starting points, whether it be on social or environmental, is back to the measurement, setting a goal and making progress every single day towards that goal with actions….Even if that goal seems unattainable, challenging, unsure of what the steps are between X and Y. I think the fact… Continue reading Sustainability in Hotels – Denise Naguib, Marriott VP of Global Sustainability

ESG Tracking Software – Suzanne DiBianca, Salesforce EVP Corporate Relations, Chief Impact Officer

“(ESG tracking software) needs to be comprehensive. It needs to be accurate, you know, full proof. It needs to be integrated into other systems. It needs to be easy to use…. And I think, fifth, it’s got to be providing you a road map for where to go” Suzanne DiBianca on Electric Ladies Podcast The… Continue reading ESG Tracking Software – Suzanne DiBianca, Salesforce EVP Corporate Relations, Chief Impact Officer

The 5 Pt. Framework To Net Zero – Janet Gail Besser, Smart Electric Power Alliance

“Net zero means that you may have some emissions, but you’re going to offset them in another way…When you talk about net zero buildings, meaning…that it’s generating as much energy as it’s using. But when you talk about a utility commitment to be net zero by 2030, 2035, 2040, they may mean net zero in….the… Continue reading The 5 Pt. Framework To Net Zero – Janet Gail Besser, Smart Electric Power Alliance

Empowering Rural Women Through Climate Solutions – Rosemary Atieno, Women Climate Centers International

Rosemary Ateno, WCCI, COMPE

“The question is, why are we having less food?…Why are we having too much floods? Why is the drought becoming too much? What can I do? Because I have no other source of energy. I only have firewood. And this means I have to cut down trees for me to get fire. So, what is… Continue reading Empowering Rural Women Through Climate Solutions – Rosemary Atieno, Women Climate Centers International

The Grid, Wind & Storage – Meredyth Crichton, Clemson University Energy Innovation Unit

“Today there’s about 87,000 wind turbines installed onshore and they are generating, 122,000 megawats of power. So, and as you said, that’s about 10 to 12% of the total use in the U.S. …A 1.5 megawat turbine is one of the more common ones in the United States, and that will give you enough energy… Continue reading The Grid, Wind & Storage – Meredyth Crichton, Clemson University Energy Innovation Unit

Green Consumer Products & Cosmetics – Boma Brown-West, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

“When we talk about products, there’s waste in terms of products too. Like what happens when… we’re done using it, when it fails, when it’s broken. Certainly there are things that consumer can do in terms of being more mindful of the types of products that they’re purchasing… But at the end of the day,… Continue reading Green Consumer Products & Cosmetics – Boma Brown-West, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Powering Electric Trucks – Neha Palmer, TeraWatt Infrastructure

“I think what’s really interesting and intriguing to me is the collaboration from the DOT and the DOE. there certainly is an overlap when you think about electrification, it’s a transportation question, but it’s also an energy question and both of those things have to be really coordinated to have success here…. They have to… Continue reading Powering Electric Trucks – Neha Palmer, TeraWatt Infrastructure

The New Built Environment – Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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

Food Design For Nutrition & Sustainability – Dr. Lara Ramdin, Dole Sunshine Foods

Lara Ramdin (Casey Curry/AP Images for Dole Packaged Foods)

”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.… Continue reading Food Design For Nutrition & Sustainability – Dr. Lara Ramdin, Dole Sunshine Foods

America Recycles Day – Emily Tipaldo, U.S. Plastics Pact  

Emily Tipaldo

“We struggle to keep the plastics that we have in the economy and reuse them. And we struggle 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… Continue reading America Recycles Day – Emily Tipaldo, U.S. Plastics Pact