“We asked the Forest Stewardship Council to go on the ground and do the whole certification process, just like they do for paper…Then they’re following that rubber throughout the chain of custody all the way through to the factory here in Georgia….and we have just produced the first FSC certified tire.” Maureen Kline on Electric… Continue reading Smart & Sustainable Tires? – Maureen Kline, Pirelli Tires
“Really use the information…We hope that it helps you develop opinions… (that help you) vote, contact your representatives…We really hope that this report among others will empower…people and as voters to, to use the data, to hold their government accountable.” Olivia Martin, USAFacts on Electric Ladies Podcast What is the Earth saying this year? We… Continue reading Earth’s Data Speaks – Olivia Martin, USAFacts.org
“These are historical metrics for perspective—whether they mark positive, negative, or neutral changes for land, energy, and air (or any other part of American life) in the US is up to you.” From government funding allocations to cities and states, or even to schools and communities, to how healthcare is administered and paid for, to… Continue reading Making Gov’t Data Usable – Olivia Martin, USAFacts.org
“Companies that perform better on ESG criteria tend to do better financially in the long term.” How do the bolder positions on social and environmental issues that many companies are taking affect their financial performance? A lot, it turns out, if…. Julie Fox Gorte of Pax Investments, long time ESG investment master, and Green Connections… Continue reading ESG, Responsible Investing – Julie Fox Gorte, PaxWorld Investments
Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of some natural disasters….. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) strongly recommends that pre-incident planning be documented,” says a brand new report from the EPA. In other words: prepare for the imminent consequences of climate change-related natural disasters and extreme weather events. But how? And, how can your community improve its infrastructure at the same time? Listen to Rawlings Miller, a climate scientist and principal in the WSP advisory firm in this information-packed interview with Joan Michelson on Green Connections Radio podcast.
“There are networks that power the modern economy. They can be financial networks…social networks, energy networks, transportation networks…You have to be connected up into these networks in order to realize your full potential.” Shamina Singh on Green Connections Radio. But 1.7 billion people are not connected to these networks, and most of them are women, according to Shamina Singh, President of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. Listen to this engaging and inspiring interview with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson about leveraging and partnering with NGO’s and nonprofits to address this “poverty of access.”
“We need to question the assumptions in our methodology…and figure out how we’re going to use all this data to solve problems.” Allison Sagraves on Electric Ladies Podcast (then known as Green Connections Radio) The 21st century economy is based on Big Data, especially when it comes to the new energy-sustainability paradigm. As Green Connections… Continue reading Best Big Data – Allison Sagraves, Big Data Guru, TED Talk