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NASA-Winning Teen Girls, Water - Bria Snell & Mikayla Sharieff, Banneker High, DC

"We wanted to create something that would not only impact our community, but the communities around us." Bria Snell on Green Connections Radio Before you drink from a school or public water fountain.... At 17 years old, these Washington, DC high school girls won second place in the NASA OSPARC 2018 contest that encouraged students to “Be the Spark” and "find a new purpose for an existing NASA technology." Listen to Bria Snell and Mikayla Sharieff of Banneker High School describe their...


“What People Say About You”: Your Brand – Diane Diaz, The Brand Teacher

"Clarity, credibility and consistency are the three most important things about your brand...You have to live up to your brand promise." Diane Diaz on Green Connections Radio Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has said, “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room” (according to various sources). Yikes! What is a brand, what is your personal brand or your company’s brand, why should you care, and what can you do to understand and control yours? It’s...


"Think Big, Act Bigger" - Former Kodak CMO Jeffrey Hayzlett on His Book

"Change, adapt or die." Jeffrey Hayzlett on Green Connections Radio "Change, adapt or die." Jeffrey Hayzlett on Green Connections Radio Former Kodak Chief Marketing Officer, best-selling author and Founder of C-Suite Network, Jeffrey Hayzlett shares insider secrets that have helped him succeed, both in big companies and as an entrepreneur, in this engaging interview with Green Connections host Joan Michelson. Listen to Hayzlett share his lessons from Kodak, and currently as a sales...


Women Changing the Rules - Jennifer Palmieri, frm Head of Communications, Hillary Clinton's 2016 Campaign & Obama's White House

"I don't think talking points are very useful." "We're playing by an outdated set of rules." Jennifer Palmieri on Green Connections Radio "Look around the new world you are in and imagine what else may be possible for you there." From "Dear Madam President" Jennifer Palmieri tells it like it is. You might expect the Communications Director of the White House and a historic presidential campaign to spew talking points, but not Jennifer. She rejects them! Listen as Jennifer and Green...


Transitioning Coal Communities - Heidi Binko, Executive Director, Just Transition Fund

SHOW NOTES – Heidi Binko, Just Transition Fund Transitioning Coal Country - Heidi Binko, Executive Director, Just Transition Fund Creative Strategies for Pivoting Communities & a Workforce into New Industries "What can companies who have pledged to source 100% of their energy from clean energy sources do to help coal country?" Heidi Binko on Green Connections Radio Coal country is an endangered species, between new technologies and the shift to a clean energy economy. So, how do you...


“Seismic Shift” in Financial Power & ESG Metrics - Patsy Doerr, Thomson Reuters, Global Head, Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability & Inclusion

"There’s a lot more pressure on companies to reveal their statistics…give us the number…a lot more expectation from employees, from clients, from investors to see that level of granularity." Patsy Doerr on Green Connections Radio How do the bolder positions on social and environmental issues that many companies are taking affect their financial performance? What difference can we as individuals make? Listen to Patsy Doerr, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability and...


What Teenage Girls Hear - Hayden Arazza, Chief Science Officer of Paradise Valley High School

"Looking at these really strong female (mentors) is helping me see myself as a female in STEM...and then moving on from that to being passionate...about STEM education...being an advocate." Hayden Araza on Green Connections Radio We all talk about how to encourage young ladies to pursue STEM careers, so we decided to talk to a fabulous young lady who has found her passion in STEM. Listen to Hayden Araza, Chief Science Officer of Paradise Valley High School, in Arizona, and hear her tips...


Why Saudi Aramco IPO Matters - Dr. Ellen Wald, Author, "Saudi Inc."

"For Saudi Arabia, they see (this big solar deal with Softbank) really as a necessity...because right now they burn oil for electricity, and they recognize that that's horrible, that's just terrible for the environment and it's not cost-effective." Dr. Ellen Wald on Green Connections Radio You might want to dismiss the story of Saudi Aramco Oil and its impending historic IPO - the largest in history, valued at $100 billion - but listen first to this fascinating conversation with Dr. Ellen...


Career Strategies for Women - Cindy Simpson, Assn. for Women in Science

"Women don't do a very good job of building strategic relationships...(Building relationships with) the people that can help you...is imperative." Cindy Simpson on Green Connections Radio Attending the ARPA-E Innovation Summit recently, we noticed the dearth of women in attendance, and, frustrated, sat down with someone who had some great answers and great advice for women who want to advance their careers. Listen to Cindy Simpson, Chief Business Development Officer of the Assn. for...


Every Job is Marketing – Dani Ticktin-Koplik, Top Executive Leadership Coach

"Everything in a professional life in one way or another comes down to marketing…applying for a job, promoting an idea (or product)…. You have to understand the transaction from their point of view." Dani Ticktin Koplik on Green Connections Radio Today’s workplaces are both structured and entrepreneurial, seeking to foster innovation while also adhering to systems and protocols. So, how do you advance and lead in this hybrid environment, the new normal, whether you’re in middle...


Responsible Investing - Julie Fox Gorte, PaxWorld Investments

"Companies that perform better on ESG criteria tend to do better financially in the long term." Julie Fox Gorte on Green Connections Radio How we spend our money is powerful. Consumer dollars, advertiser dollars, and investment dollars all make a statement about our values and what we want to see more of in the world. Listen to Dr. Julie Fox Gorte of PaxWorld Investments, a renowned expert on socially-responsible investing talk with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson about how...


Diesel Trucks May Not Be Doomed - Rachel Muncrief, Int'l Council on Clean Transportation

"With new technologies that will be available around the 2020-2025 timeframe (for internal combustion engine heavy duty vehicles), we found a 43% reduction in fuel consumption." Rachel Muncrief on Green Connections Radio Heavy duty trucks and buses play a pivotal role in our economy, transporting the food we eat and the goods we use, and even us, keeping the economy rolling along. They also can contribute to, or help alleviate, air pollution. So, listen to Dr. Rachel Muncrief of the...


Inspiring Eco-Filmmaker - Dayna Reggero, Climate Listening Project

"If you want to be a good storyteller, tell stories you want to tell...It's really about the passion." Dayna Reggero on Green Connections Radio She's been called "Earth Mother" in Women's Day magazine and won awards for her short films about climate-related effects on local communities. Today, filmmaker Dayna Reggero takes us behind the scenes to how she works her magic. You'll hear: "We all have a part to play in creating the kind of world we want to live in." Dayna Reggero on Green...


21st Century Science Museum – Alison Brown, Science Museum of Minnesota

”Everybody can become a scientist…We all use science every day of our lives” Alison Brown on Green Connections Radio What’s the science in sports? It’s in the human body, the physics of how sports equipment works, such as the impact of the length of the stick on how its thrown by whom. Then there’s coding, and energy and how their own building works. Alison Brown, the CEO of the Science Museum of Minnesota shares her enthusiasm for science – and how to tell the science story in way that...


Women's Leadership History – Lauren Leader-Chivee, Diversity Consultant

“(A)s you get more senior in your career, the subjectivity of what people think leadership is has a greater and greater role to play…this (is a) very subjective definition of what potential really is and most people confuse potential and capability.” Lauren Leader-Chivee on Green Connections Radio What will it take for more women to make history in senior leadership? How do more and more women get promoted to senior leadership? It’s complicated….and it’s “filled with bias,” according to...


Innovating Building & Trucks - Maria Blase, Ingersoll Rand, Trane, Thermo King

"It doesn't have to look a certain way, it doesn't have to look like the traditional." Maria Blase on Green Connections Radio Transportation and buildings are the two largest energy consumers and they're changing every day. Listen to Maria Blase, President of Ingersoll Rand's Trane HVAC and Transport business for Latin America discuss how they succeed with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson. You'll hear: "It doesn't have to look a certain way, it doesn't have to look like the...


Women's History - Joan Wages, National Women's History Museum

One hundred and five years ago, on March 3, 1913, women marched for the right to vote, turning the tides of history. It took another 7+ years for women to gain suffrage with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. How did we get here? Today, to commemorate International Women's Day 2018, we are featuring the woman leading the effort for a National Women's History Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC,. Joan Wages. I, Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson, am...


Gov't Technologies for Private Sector, Grants - Marti Elder, TechLink Centers

"There's no harm in asking." Joan Michelson on Green Connections Radio Thousands of technologies invented by the brilliant talent in the U.S. Defense Department is available for the private sector to license, including cool new energy innovations. You can bring them to market! Listen to Marti Elder of TechLink Centers on Green Connections Radio with host Joan Michelson talk about cool new technologies available and the process for licensing them, including support available. You'll...


Food Packaging, Waste - Haley Lowry, Global Sustainability Director, Dow Chemical

"By some estimates, nearly half of the food grown, processed and transported in the U.S. goes to waste." Feeding America While so much food is wasted, over 13% of the population is going hungry in the U.S., including 13 million children and 5 million senior citizens, according to Feeding America. How do we get the food that would be wasted to those who are hungry? Listen to the creative solutions Dow Chemical's Haley Lowry tells us about on Green Connections Radio with host Joan...


Men & Women & Innovation - Joanne Lipman, Fmr WSJ, Gannett Top Executive

"Men, perfectly good guys, really don't know what the issues are, who we as women are unintentionally demonizing, and who, if we brought them into the conversation could be part of the solution." Joanne Lipman on Green Connections Radio Diversity is a business and innovation imperative, and studies show the financial crisis was caused by groupthink and too much testosterone running things. But it's hard. How do we actually get along and help women advance? Listen to these fabulous tips...


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