Category Archives: Podcast

189: Nadya Zhexembayeva, part 1: Sustainability is not enough

on June 17, 2019 in Podcast

Nadya and I mostly talk about business and sustainability. She describes what she saw growing up in the dissolution of Kazakhstan, where she saw the opposite of sustainability. I can’t describe what she saw, but you’ll hear the craziness of collusion, economic collapse, political collapse, and so on. She talks about how business works best when sustainable. I tend to agree. Tangential to what Nadya and I covered, when companies[…] Keep reading →

188: Steve Sikra, part 1: Passion at Proctor and Gamble

on June 15, 2019 in Podcast

Proctor and Gamble produces a lot of plastic and waste, which makes them very interesting to me. An old me would protest. The leader me sees the opportunity to support change if they aren’t changing and help motivate it if they are. Not just reduce waste—also to help increase the joy, meaning, and purpose in the process—what the “leadership” part of this podcast’s title alludes to. Steve Sikra has worked[…] Keep reading →

187: Mark Metry, part 1: To grow, put yourself out there

on June 9, 2019 in Podcast

Mark seeks transitions—what most people avoid, certainly around leadership and the environment—and loves them. He shares them with the world. Listening to his podcast and reading his results, they’re working. Change can make for a great life, as much as most people prefer to do what they always have. You’ll hear him embracing challenges, learning, seeking understanding. He seeks action and people who act. He’s just over 21, but I[…] Keep reading →

186: D-Day and the Environment

on June 5, 2019 in Podcast

Tomorrow is the 75th anniversary of D-Day. This post is about being a part of something greater than yourself, than all of us, benefiting us all, and benefiting yourself — one of the great feelings and experiences available to humans. I happened to read four documents around the same time that illuminated each other and our attitudes toward acting on the environment. Our complacency in the face of a danger[…] Keep reading →

185: Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM: Nutrition and the Environment

on June 3, 2019 in Podcast

I subscribe to almost no newsletters or video channels, but I subscribe to Dr. Greger’s Nutritionfacts.org. More than subscribing, I promote it. Watching his videos is a highlight of my Sundays, when his newsletters go out, and I’ve watched hundreds of them. Regular listeners know that food began my move toward environmental leadership, as well as loving fresh vegetables, fruit, legumes, and food without packaging nor its fiber removed. I’ve[…] Keep reading →

184: Jonas Koffler, part 1: It’s going to take all of us (plus a hippopotamus)

on May 25, 2019 in Podcast

You might not guess from the beginning of our conversation that we’d talk about almost being attacked by a hippopotamus in Botswana, with crocodiles, and apes that might rip your head off, nor family triumph and tragedy, the Amazon, exploration of the world, external and internal. Jonas lives a wonderful life and it wasn’t handed to him. After covering his tremendous accomplishments, we turn philosophical, but also about action. Then[…] Keep reading →

183: Reusing and recycling are tactical. Reducing is strategic.

on May 22, 2019 in Podcast

I finally saw how to see reducing versus reusing and recycling. The distinction is subtle until you get it. Then you see that missing it leads people to counterproductive behavior and, egregiously, feeling good about that counterproductive behavior, leading them to do it more. I read yet another person posting about recycling who didn’t realize or address that if we keep producing plastic, it won’t matter how much we reuse[…] Keep reading →

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