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Planet Good Radio focuses on creating and managing profitable, socially conscious businesses. Host Tea Silvestre (Principal of Social Good Consulting) explores the strategies, leaders and new markets that are driving the evolution of conscious business. Listen to dialogues with influential leaders in all walks of business and professional development. If you want to “do good” both economically AND environmentally/socially, this show will help you get there.

Planet Good Radio focuses on creating and managing profitable, socially conscious businesses. Host Tea Silvestre (Principal of Social Good Consulting) explores the strategies, leaders and new markets that are driving the evolution of conscious business. Listen to dialogues with influential leaders in all walks of business and professional development. If you want to “do good” both economically AND environmentally/socially, this show will help you get there.
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San Jose, CA

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Planet Good Radio focuses on creating and managing profitable, socially conscious businesses. Host Tea Silvestre (Principal of Social Good Consulting) explores the strategies, leaders and new markets that are driving the evolution of conscious business. Listen to dialogues with influential leaders in all walks of business and professional development. If you want to “do good” both economically AND environmentally/socially, this show will help you get there.

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PO Box 59581 San Jose, CA 95159-9581 (646) 929-0669


Episodes

Defining Corporate Responsibility

4/22/2010
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Here to talk about his book, THE RESPONSIBILITY REVOLUTION: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win is Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Inspired Protagonist of Seventh Generation Inc. His blog, Inspired Protagonist, is a closely-followed resource spotlighting socially responsible business practices on the global stage. He has led Seventh Generation from its humble beginnings to its current position as the nation's fastest growing brand of natural home and...

Duration:00:29:26

Climbing the Green Ladder

4/15/2010
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After conducting research with over 80 sustainability specialists Amy Fetzer and Shari Aaron have gathered the common 6 principles that all successful sustainability strategies use. These strategies are available in great detail in their new book: "Climb The Green Ladder: Make Your Company and Career More Sustainable." But tune in Thursday to hear about a preview of the strategies as well as Amy and Shari’s experiences and advice on how to make your company more sustainable.

Duration:00:34:06

A More Sustainable Future through Beverages

4/8/2010
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Here to give his own expertise in social business is Greg Steltenpohl who chooses to make a difference one conscious beverage at a time. Founder of Odwalla and now co-founder of Adina World beverages, Greg has proven his success by helping to bring natural and organic beverages to consumers worldwide. In his newest line, he’s bottling sustainability and social responsibility with herbal beverages called Adina Holistics. As co-founder of Adina, Greg loves sharing his progressive vision and...

Duration:00:30:51

Innovations in Social Enterprise: Mobis Bikes

4/1/2010
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Guest: Andrea White-Kjoss of Mobis/Bikestation

Duration:00:28:59

Green Your Retirement

3/18/2010
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Guest: Timothy Yee of Green Retirement Plans, Inc.

Duration:00:29:27

Working Wardrobes: Providing a New Start

3/12/2010
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This week’s guest, Jerri Rosen combines 25 years of marketing communications experience with a passion to make a difference in order to become CEO and founder of Working Wardrobes, a nonprofit organization that helps 5,000 men and women in crises re-enter the workforce through professional wardrobing and career development services each year. Since its conception, Working Wardrobes has served nearly 50,000 adults and young adults in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties in...

Duration:00:27:25

Practical Wisdom for “Dealing With the Tough Stuff”

2/26/2010
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Here to reveal what it’s really like to run a values driven business is this week’s guests and authors, Margot Fraser and Lisa Lorimer. Their newest book in the Social Venture Network series, “Dealing With the Tough Stuff: Practical Wisdom for Running a Values Based Business“, not only features true stories from experiences in managing and developing a socially conscious business, but also tools, techniques and coping strategies for overcoming common and not so common problems. For more on...

Duration:00:29:00

New Solutions that Make a Difference: TecAccess

2/19/2010
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This week, Debra Ruh is here to share her inspiring perspective on her own journey to achieve social good through her company, TecAccess. TecAccess is an SBA 8(a) Certified, Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), and Woman-Owned Company that has become the global leader in E&IT accessibility solutions that specializes in Web and IT Accessibility, Section 508 compliance, and W3C standards. But that’s not all. TecAccess has a unique advantage of evaluating technology from the perspective of their...

Duration:00:24:06

Conscious Entrepreneurs: Shining light on Purpose, Passion, and Profit

2/12/2010
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Joining us this week to discuss the rapidly growing conscious business movement is author and social entrepreneur, Michele Risa. Michele is not only co-author of “Conscious Entrepreneurs: A Radical New Approach to Purpose, Passion and Profits,” (winner of the National “Best Books 2008” Awards), but is also CEO of BeyondBodyMindSpirit.com, a website offering a “jumpstart your health” program that is designed to provide a new solution in our times of healthcare crisis, as well as how to turn...

Duration:00:31:49

Green Business Model: Indigenous Designs

2/6/2010
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Joining us this week is Scott Leonard, CEO and Co-founder of Indigenous Designs Corporation, a leading apparel brand and producer of hand-knit, natural fiber clothing. Scott is responsible for directing the Indigenous Brand identity and Indigenous private label production model. Founded in 1994, Indigenous Designs develops and markets premium quality apparel to high-end fashion retailers around the world. These fine garments are designed in-house and produced to specification by artisan...

Duration:00:27:14

A Labor of Love - CommuniTEA at Numi

1/29/2010
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This week on Planet Good Radio, the founders of Numi Tea, brother and sister Ahmed and Reem, join us to discuss their original business vision–to revive the serenity, creativity, and comfort that is inspired by the simple art of tea–and to do so in a sustainable, socially conscious way. Both artistic souls and world explorers, the two siblings have combined their belief in the transcendental properties of tea with their individual passions for photography, art, and culture. Ahmed, the master...

Duration:00:29:39

Is Social Entrepreneurship for You?

1/22/2010
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Join us this Thursday for a conversation with Tom Minter — an inspiring 29 year old social entrepreneur from the UK. His current business is Socks for Happy People, where he creates ‘unique, comfy, and sustainable socks that amaze, uplift, and inspire’. According to Tom, “Socks for Happy People exists to inspire a deeper understanding of genuine happiness around the world.” But this isn’t his first business, and he’s sure it won’t be his last. Come find out what qualities are absolutely...

Duration:00:30:05

Sharing Surplus Medical Supplies & Saving the Environment

1/15/2010
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Join us this week for a conversation with A.B. Short, the CEO of MedShare, an organization he co-founded. Under his guidance, MedShare has evolved into one of the leading medical supply recovery organizations in the United States. In 1998, A.B. Short and Bob Freeman were concerned with the critical healthcare needs of the underserved populations throughout the world and the environmental threat of discarded medical supplies and equipment. To act on these issues, MedShare was born. To date,...

Duration:00:30:05

Vacations that Create Change

12/18/2009
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This week on Planet Good Radio, our guest is Andrea Ross, founder of Journeys Within Bed & Breakfast and Tour Company/Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC). For the last 6 years, Journeys Within B&B and Tour Company has been offering tours throughout SE Asia and is a pioneer in philanthropic travel and voluntourism, in fact being named a Conde Naste Travel World Saver because of their focus on helping their community. JWOC is their non-profit arm that focuses on projects that help reduce...

Duration:00:30:39

JJ Ramberg of Goodsearch.com

12/4/2009
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More stories of social enterprise success.

Duration:00:25:45

Gypsies, Tea and Conscious Capitalism

11/21/2009
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This week, Zhena is here to talk about her success with her sustainable award winning brand of pure organic tea that has turned into the fastest growing company on the gold coast: Zhena’s Gypsy Tea. In 2000, Zhena’s son Sage was born with a severe health defect. Barely making ends meet, and with no health insurance to cover Sage’s mounting medical costs, Zhena was faced with a serious challenge. Determined to earn the income necessary to support the needs of her son she used her degree in...

Duration:00:32:31

Conscious Capitalism and Shark Wines

11/13/2009
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Guest: Melanie Marks of Shark Wines joins us to discuss the ups and downs of running a successful socially conscious business.

Duration:00:29:02

Unlocking the Potential power of Social Media: Innovating for Social Good

11/6/2009
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“When you start to see your world in a different perspective, you see new ways to do everything!” – Lon Safko Seeing the world in a new way every day is this week’s author, inventor and social good innovator Lon S. Safko. Lon is an author of five ground-breaking books with the intention to offer advice on anything between launching a successful online business to teaching corporations how to train managers to think creatively. His latest book with John Wiley & Sons “The Social Media Bible,”...

Duration:00:29:24

Social Entrepreneur Profile: Dahna Goldstein, PhilanTech

10/29/2009
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Recently chosen as one of Business Week's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs, Dahna Goldstein joins us to discuss her work with PhilanTech, where she develops web-based applications for the nonprofit sector. Dahna has also worked for venture philanthropies, including Ashoka and Blue Ridge Foundation New York. And has produced interactive eLearning programs, including the award-winning "What Is a Leader?" program, for Harvard Business School Publishing and Global Education Network.

Duration:00:30:03

How to Create a Successful Social Enterprise

10/15/2009
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Alex Hofmann, co-founder of Changents.com will join us to share his secrets for social enterprise success. While Changents has only been around for 3 years, its founders are well-known media industry veterans -- Alex Hofmann (former ABC/Disney) and Deron Triff (former VP of Digital for PBS)--are applying a for-profit social enterprise model that has 3 revenue streams: sponsorship/Web 2.0 values marketing services, media rights development (to take Change Agent stories from online into...

Duration:00:28:23