Category Archives: Podcast

398: Lt. General Paul Van Riper USMC, part 2: A Marine Versus Coffee

on October 21, 2020 in Podcast

Rip committed to avoid waste through coffee, which he describes as harder than he thought. Wait a minute. A three-star Marine Corps general is describing not using coffee cartridges as hard? In the Millennium Challenge we talked about in our first conversation he led a team taking on the best of the entire US war machine and won. How hard can coffee be? That’s the point of this podcast. Personal[…] Keep reading →

The Story of Plastic panelists

on October 19, 2020 in Leadership, Nature, Podcast

I can’t wait for Thursday’s Story of Plastic panel. I wish we didn’t live in a world that merited it, but we do and I consider the movie and expert panel one of the best things we can do about it. Everyone who has watched tells me they learned more than expected and are glad they watched. I’ve spoken to several people about the movie, but not yet hundreds so[…] Keep reading →

397: Eric Orts, part 1: Exploring a Senate Race

on October 16, 2020 in Podcast

Eric Orts is a tenured professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also exploring a potential race for the U.S. Senate: the seat from which two-term Senator Patrick Toomey has announced he will retire in 2022. On this broadcast he promises, as an expression of his values, not to fly for the next year. He pledges further, if he decides to run for office, not[…] Keep reading →

396: Margaret Klein Salamon, part 2: Political or Personal or Political and Personal

on October 14, 2020 in Podcast

My goal in this podcast is to bring leaders from many fields and share what made them effective. I believe sustainability and stewardship would benefit from learning more effective leadership. A goal with each guest is to feature them. Everyone is unique. Everyone brings something we can learn from. Sometimes I don’t achieve my goal. Sometimes a guest and I end up talking at cross purposes, which I think happened[…] Keep reading →

ANNOUNCING: A new offshoot of the Leadership and the Environment podcast!

on October 12, 2020 in Podcast

Announcing This Sustainable Life: Untethered, a new podcast in the growing family from Leadership and the Environment, hot on the heels of Leadership and the Environment: Sweden. The new one is hosted by Alison May, based in London. A quick explanation of the name: I’m about to change the name Leadership and the Environment to This Sustainable Life: Josh’s Adventures in Stewardship. Rather than switch Alison’s title shortly after starting,[…] Keep reading →

395: A Time I Gave Up

on October 10, 2020 in Podcast

The rest of my story riding 100 miles a week and a half ago, where I gave up on myself, having lost faith in myself, but then getting lucky to force myself to finish. Only finishing strong showed I could do it. I’ve since fallen into the easy path of sharing my pride in finishing, but not the shame, guilt, and disappointment in myself at giving up. Finishing strong only[…] Keep reading →

394: Joe De Sena, part 2: The Sustainable Spartan starts here

on October 7, 2020 in Podcast

You’re in for a treat. Joe and I start talking business so you’ll hear things happening while we’re talking. We start by talking about his exercising while we talk, then my plans to swim across the Hudson about 48 hours from the recording (and the guy I swam with holding out on the video footage I describe in another episode). We talk about his picking up beach trash, but really[…] Keep reading →

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