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My keynote and panel at Swedish Food Tech’s Big Meet

on October 18, 2020 in Leadership, Nature

Speaking at last years 9th annual Sustainology hosted by the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce led to speaking and participating in a panel at this year’s Swedish Food Tech Big Meet. We originally planned for me to speak and lead a demonstration at the event planned for the spring. We had nearly locked down the sailing plans when the pandemic struck. I loved participating by internet, but would have loved[…] Keep reading →

My famous no-packaging vegan stew webinar with Plant Powered Metro New York (plagued by technical problems)

on October 17, 2020 in Creativity, Nature, Tips

Two weeks ago I presented online how to make my famous no-packaging vegan stew with a group called Plant Powered Metro New York. I apologize that Murphy’s Law struck hard. Everything that could go wrong did, but I couldn’t tell what in the moment so only on viewing it now did I hear how much the microphone distorted my voice. The lighting was off. After starting we found out they[…] 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 →

Beth Comstock on The Story of Plastic

on October 15, 2020 in Leadership, Nature

The Story of Plastic may be challenging to watch in the gritty reality of what plastic waste is doing to our world. But it also offers hope by showing us people acting and making change in surprising and effective ways around the world. It invites us all to join them. Beth Comstock, Former CMO and Vice Chair of GE, Director at Nike, Trustee of The National Geographic Society EDIT: after reflecting on[…] 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 →

Your new plans for October 22: Join the screening and panel of experts I’m hosting on The Story of Plastic.

on October 13, 2020 in Events, Nature

Join This Sustainable Life for a free online screening (at your convenience starting October 19) and panel discussion of The Story of Plastic Thursday, October 22, at 7pm ET. (Note: the Leadership and the Environment team is about to rebrand as This Sustainable Life. This event debuts the new logo and name!) Join This Sustainable Life for a free online screening (at your convenience starting October 19) and panel discussion[…] 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 →

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