The Story of Plastic panelists

October 19, 2020 by Joshua
in Leadership, Nature, Podcast

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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 I look forward to seeing you all. We’re at triple the registrants we expected with more registering all the time. The Story of Plastic people are happy to accommodate.

If you haven’t registered, register here. You can share the link.

For more background, read my posts if you haven’t:

The Panelists

Many of you have written how impressive you find the panelists. I agree! Each will bring a unique perspective based on decades of relevant experience.

Each has appeared on my podcast. I’ll embed their conversations below so you can learn more about them in the context of sustainability leadership (J. B.’s episode is still being edited, but I’ll post a couple videos I recorded of personal reflections on his book).

  • Eric Adams, elected the 19th Borough President of Brooklyn in November 2013, he previously served as New York State Senator for the 20th District.
  • J. B. MacKinnon, author of The Once and Future World—a bestseller and winner, US Green Prize for Sustainable Literature—and The 100-Mile Diet—a bestseller widely recognized as a catalyst of the local foods movement. Writes for the New Yorker, National Geographic, and more.
  • Bethany McLean, wrote Saudi America, on the business of fracking, one of the main sources of the plastic boom. She also broke the Enron story in Fortune, later writing The Smartest Guys in the Room that became an Oscar-nominated movie. She worked with Malcolm Gladwell to start Pushkin Industries.
  • Dawn Riley, Americas Cup winner who trains Olympians and professional leaders of the sport, protrayed in the inspiring film Maiden about the first all-woman crew in the Whitbread Round the World Race, outspoken on the ocean plastic problem, having seen it grow over her decades sailing.
  • Vincent Stanley, at Patagonia since its start in 1973, currently Director of Philosophy, formerly holding executive roles as head of sales or marketing. Cowrote with founder Yvon Chouinard The Responsible Company. Resident Fellow at Yale Center for Business and the Environment.

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