Category Archives: Podcast

097: Sir Tim Smit: Changing the World with No Special Skills

on October 23, 2018 in Podcast

Tim Smit is the co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Eden Project in Cornwall, in the southwest of England. He turned a lifeless, poisoned abandoned mine into a bountiful green world-class garden people love to visit. Eden has attracted millions of visitors and billions of pounds. Tim is a consummate doer—not complainer or blamer—and an environmental campaign and entrepreneur, Tim tells how he met challenges he couldn’t have foreseen. I[…] Keep reading →

096: Chris Bailey: Hyperfocus, The New Science of Attention

on October 19, 2018 in Podcast

Chris Bailey shares how to focus and create intention—how to become more productive on the outside and live with more meaning and purpose on the inside by focusing on what is important to you. Focus isn’t necessarily easy, but Chris shares from personal experience that anyone can improve theirs. He shares to slow down and focus on less in order to make a larger impact. Modern society motivates the opposite,[…] Keep reading →

095: How Would-be Leaders Are Moving Us Backward

on October 10, 2018 in Podcast

I want to differentiate between telling people facts and what to do or what they should do on one side, and leading them on the other. I see a lot of people telling others what to do. Not a lot of people leading. Martin Luther King led people to choose and want to go to jail to create freedom. That’s leadership. He had no authority over them. He didn’t convince[…] Keep reading →

094: Where Reason Fails and Leadership Works

on October 9, 2018 in Podcast

Many people think if you just reason enough, you’ll get to what’s right and wrong in a way everyone will believe. This happens in the environment and many other places in life. In the environment, you may believe we should pass a law limiting emissions. When you hear another person suggest that that law might hurt jobs, you might think if you convince the other person through reason, they’ll come[…] Keep reading →

093: Want to win elections? Clean your neighborhood. Be a steward.

on October 8, 2018 in Podcast

How do we elect people, including a United States President, who act on and steward the environment? I’m going to present a plan that I believe can win the next election that transcends the usual divisions that led to today’s political situation, political misery, feelings of futility, and filth that we live in in air, land, and water, as well as our bodies. The links and images I referred to:[…] Keep reading →

092: Paternalism and pride: why fly to Africa to eek out minor efficiencies when we waste hundreds times more?

on October 6, 2018 in Podcast

First world people pollute hundreds of times more than third world people yet the material prosperity doesn’t translate to greater happiness. Specifically, according to the National Academy of Science, “The striking thing about the happiness–income paradox is that over the long-term —usually a period of 10 y or more—happiness does not increase as a country’s income rises.” We could reduce our waste by 75% while improving our quality of life,[…] Keep reading →

091: What Works That We Can Build On

on September 28, 2018 in Podcast

People ask if I think we can make it out of our environmental mess. I don’t know, but I act on my values. Many examples of cultural change suggest we can make it, including Smoking Drunk driving Seat belts Leaded gas and paint The ozone layer Bike lanes in New York City My podcast guests My podcast Starting a sustainability committee and more

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