Category Archives: Podcast

291: Lorna Davis, part 2: Can an Executive Buy No Clothes for a Year?

on February 16, 2020 in Podcast

Lorna’s challenge is one of the longest and most personal at over a year. I also couldn’t wait to bring her story to you most because within weeks she was reporting the joys overcoming the challenges. We’ve become friends through her challenge. Within months she started sending senior executives my way as her sharing her challenge with them led them to follow. In other words, Lorna didn’t experience sacrifice or[…] Keep reading →

290: On Excessive Self Interest, from Thomas Kolditz

on February 13, 2020 in Podcast

I ask people their reasons for polluting activities like flying, take-out, taking taxis or ride shares where public transit serves. They consistently tell me that they love these things. They love visiting family, seeing remote places, etc. If you feel similarly, you’re about to face some tough love. These motivations came to mind while listening to Thomas Kolditz on a podcast I listen to and that has featured me. He[…] Keep reading →

289: Rob J. Harper, part 1: The Conservative Black Cowboy I met at Google

on February 11, 2020 in Podcast

Most people will find my conversation with Rob unexpected, but talking with someone with his experience and views has long been one of my goals. People keep associating the environment with the political left, but everyone wants clean air, land, and water. Regular listeners know Rob from my appearing in a video episode, A Different Look At Climate Change, at—MAGA as in Trump’s Make America Great Again. Rob supports[…] Keep reading →

288: Vince Lombardi: What It Takes

on February 10, 2020 in Podcast

Nearly everyone treats acting on the environment as a burden or chore—especially would-be leaders who don’t do what they say others should. They lead people to inaction. Effective leaders don’t discourage. I find role models to inspire me. Vince Lombardi tops many people’s lists of all-time top coaches. The NFL named the Superbowl trophy after him. His teams dominated the game. He shared the core of his ethos in a[…] Keep reading →

287: David Katz, part 1: Stopping ocean plastic

on February 5, 2020 in Podcast

David’s TED talk has over 2 million views. I recommend watching it to learn about his project, Plastic Bank, though he describes it in our conversation. Regular listeners know my views on importance of reduction first. I wanted to know if Plastic Bank’s putting a value on plastic, increasing demand. His TED talk talks about turning off the valve if you’re flooding, but maybe he’s just moving the water around,[…] Keep reading →

286: Paul Smith, part 2: At the edge of my seat

on February 4, 2020 in Podcast

We’ll hear about Paul’s experiences with eating out, eating at movie theaters, using prepared food, and his changing views on waste that came from experience. Involving his wife too. You’ll also hear me several times feel at the edge of my seat, which I attribute to his story-telling and story-telling-teaching. I asked him if he created that effect on purpose or by accident, and we’ll get to hear his answer.

285: How to take initiative

on February 3, 2020 in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Podcast

“. . . but what I do doesn’t matter . . .” Regular listeners know I can’t stand this phrase. If you’re like most people, you want to act on the environment. You want to make sure you make a difference and fear wasting your time or doing pointless work. I felt that way before I started the path that led to this podcast. Taking initiative overcame it. I wrote[…] Keep reading →

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