77 episodes

Sustainability Defined is the podcast that defines sustainability, one concept (and bad joke) at a time. Hosts Scott Breen and Jay Siegel explore a new topic each episode with the help of an expert in the field. Each concept falls into one of seven sectors -- Energy, Cities, Natural Environment, Transportation, Business, Policy, and Social -- and is visually represented in a Sustainability Tree found at www.sustainabilitydefined.com.

Sustainability Defined Jay Siegel & Scott Breen

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    • 4.8 • 10 Ratings

Sustainability Defined is the podcast that defines sustainability, one concept (and bad joke) at a time. Hosts Scott Breen and Jay Siegel explore a new topic each episode with the help of an expert in the field. Each concept falls into one of seven sectors -- Energy, Cities, Natural Environment, Transportation, Business, Policy, and Social -- and is visually represented in a Sustainability Tree found at www.sustainabilitydefined.com.

    *UPDATED* Ep 37: Offshore Wind Energy with Benj Sykes (Orsted) and Liz Burdock (Business Network for Offshore Wind)

    *UPDATED* Ep 37: Offshore Wind Energy with Benj Sykes (Orsted) and Liz Burdock (Business Network for Offshore Wind)

    Happy new year and happy new developments of clean, renewable energy! Can offshore wind energy play a role in our global decarbonization efforts? Listen in as our hosts, Jay and Scott, take a deeper dive into current offshore wind energy market updates, global trends, and new project developments since our original episode in 2018. Prepare to have your mind, blown.
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    Sustainability Defined is the podcast that seeks to define sustainability, one concept (and bad joke) at a time. Hosted by Jay Siegel and Scott Breen.
    Each episode focuses on a single topic that helps push sustainability forward. We explain each topic with the help of an experienced pro, place it within our organizational tree, and help our listeners define what exactly sustainability is, episode by episode.
    We have divided our organizational tree into the following seven sectors:
    Energy
    Cities
    Natural Environment
    Transportation
    Business
    Policy
    Social
    Each episode is categorized under one of our sectors and visually depicted within our organizational tree. The more episodes we complete, the more the tree will visually define what exactly sustainability means.
    Please go to www.sustainabilitydefined.com for more information. Our website has pages for each episode where there is a player to stream the episode, as well as hyperlinked intro notes.

    • 57 min
    Ep 64: 2021 Holiday Hodge-Podge

    Ep 64: 2021 Holiday Hodge-Podge

    Where did the year go? Join our hosts, Scott and Jay, as they review their favorite 2021 Sustainability Defined moments, interesting sustainability articles, personal updates, and sustainable gift ideas. Tis the season for our annual holiday hodge-podge episode. 2021 was no ordinary year with lots of changes for sustainable action and Sustainability Defined - you won't want to miss this episode!
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    Sustainability Defined is the podcast that seeks to define sustainability, one concept (and bad joke) at a time. Hosted by Jay Siegel and Scott Breen.
    Each episode focuses on a single topic that helps push sustainability forward. We explain each topic with the help of an experienced pro, place it within our organizational tree, and help our listeners define what exactly sustainability is, episode by episode.
    We have divided our organizational tree into the following seven sectors:
    Energy
    Cities
    Natural Environment
    Transportation
    Business
    Policy
    Social
    Each episode is categorized under one of our sectors and visually depicted within our organizational tree. The more episodes we complete, the more the tree will visually define what exactly sustainability means.
    Please go to www.sustainabilitydefined.com for more information. Our website has pages for each episode where there is a player to stream the episode, as well as hyperlinked intro notes.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep 63: Sea Level Rise with John Englander (Rising Seas Institute)

    Ep 63: Sea Level Rise with John Englander (Rising Seas Institute)

    We cover a lot of heavy-hitting topics here on Sustainability Defined, but today's topic of sea level rise might just be one of the heaviest. Sea level rise (SLR) refers to the increase in the level of the world’s oceans due to the effects of climate change. The ecological and socioeconomic impacts of this rise are staggering. Join us as we unpack how sea level rise works, why our current rate of rise blows most everything else in history out of the water, and how SLR will reshape economies and the ways people live around the world. Our guest is the unparalleled John Englander, President and Founder of Rising Seas Institute and author of Moving to Higher Ground: Rising Sea Level and the Path Forward. Come learn with us and raise your knowledge about SLR!
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    Sustainability Defined is the podcast that seeks to define sustainability, one concept (and bad joke) at a time. Hosted by Jay Siegel and Scott Breen.
    Each episode focuses on a single topic that helps push sustainability forward. We explain each topic with the help of an experienced pro, place it within our organizational tree, and help our listeners define what exactly sustainability is, episode by episode.
    We have divided our organizational tree into the following seven sectors:
    Energy
    Cities
    Natural Environment
    Transportation
    Business
    Policy
    Social
    Each episode is categorized under one of our sectors and visually depicted within our organizational tree. The more episodes we complete, the more the tree will visually define what exactly sustainability means.
    Please go to www.sustainabilitydefined.com for more information. Our website has pages for each episode where there is a player to stream the episode, as well as hyperlinked intro notes.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep 62: Transit Oriented Development with Rick Cole (The Congress for the New Urbanism)

    Ep 62: Transit Oriented Development with Rick Cole (The Congress for the New Urbanism)

    What do Washington DC, Denver's Union Station, and Scott's recent vacation to Italy all share in common? Aside from being sweet places to visit, they all provide fantastic examples of Transit Oriented Development, the focus on this month's episode. Transit Oriented Development ("TOD") refers to the creation of compact, walkable, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use communities centered around high-quality train systems. It represents a stark departure from the car-dominated development patterns that have come to define much of the world's contemporary development practices, often times ending up in the form of urban sprawl (ew!). Join us as we break down the unique benefits of TOD with the help of Rick Cole, Executive Director of the Congress for the New Urbanism, a leading organization promoting walkable urbanity for all!
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    Sustainability Defined is the podcast that seeks to define sustainability, one concept (and bad joke) at a time. Hosted by Jay Siegel and Scott Breen.
    Each episode focuses on a single topic that helps push sustainability forward. We explain each topic with the help of an experienced pro, place it within our organizational tree, and help our listeners define what exactly sustainability is, episode by episode.
    We have divided our organizational tree into the following seven sectors:
    Energy
    Cities
    Natural Environment
    Transportation
    Business
    Policy
    Social
    Each episode is categorized under one of our sectors and visually depicted within our organizational tree. The more episodes we complete, the more the tree will visually define what exactly sustainability means.
    Please go to www.sustainabilitydefined.com for more information. Our website has pages for each episode where there is a player to stream the episode, as well as hyperlinked intro notes.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    *UPDATED* Ep 21: Water Infrastructure with Will Sarni (Water Foundry)

    *UPDATED* Ep 21: Water Infrastructure with Will Sarni (Water Foundry)

    Coming at you this month with a fresh update to one of the most critical topics we've covered on the show - water infrastructure. Press play and remind yourself how important water infrastructure is to our daily lives!
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    Sustainability Defined is the podcast that defines sustainability, one concept (and bad joke) at a time. Hosted by Jay Siegel and Scott Breen.
    Each episode focuses on a single topic that helps push sustainability forward. We explain each topic with the help of an experienced pro, place it within our organizational tree, and help our listeners define what exactly sustainability is, episode by episode.
    We have divided our organizational tree into the following seven sectors:
    Energy
    Cities
    Natural Environment
    Transportation
    Business
    Policy
    Social
    Each episode is categorized under one of our sectors and visually depicted within our organizational tree. The more episodes we complete, the more the tree will visually define what exactly sustainability means.
    www.sustainabilitydefined.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep 61: Carbon Pricing with Dr. Marc Hafstead (Resources for the Future)

    Ep 61: Carbon Pricing with Dr. Marc Hafstead (Resources for the Future)

    Are we at Sustainability Defined psychic? Well, no… but we do know what you’re wondering - what is carbon pricing and can it be a viable solution to mitigate our global GHG emissions? Fear not Definers, we’ve got you covered. In today’s episode, we dive into how different carbon pricing systems, like emissions trading systems (ETS) and carbon taxes, function in global economies. A price on carbon can help address the fact that climate impacts are often endured by people who are neither the producer nor the consumer of an activity that exacerbates climate change – what economists dub “negative externalities.” We also discuss existing applications and different design features of carbon pricing policies, leaving you delightfully informed on the topic.
    Our expert guest, Dr. Marc Hafstead, a Fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF) and Director of their Carbon Pricing Initiative, joins us to chat about the nuances of carbon pricing policies and the many tools RFF has developed to help progress them. We hope Definers can take away their own perspective of carbon pricing and its role in fighting climate change. 
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    Sustainability Defined is the podcast that defines sustainability, one concept (and bad joke) at a time. Hosted by Jay Siegel and Scott Breen.
    Each episode focuses on a single topic that helps push sustainability forward. We explain each topic with the help of an experienced pro, place it within our organizational tree, and help our listeners define what exactly sustainability is, episode by episode.
    We have divided our organizational tree into the following seven sectors:
    Energy
    Cities
    Natural Environment
    Transportation
    Business
    Policy
    Social
    Each episode is categorized under one of our sectors and visually depicted within our organizational tree. The more episodes we complete, the more the tree will visually define what exactly sustainability means.
    www.sustainabilitydefined.com

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

hjjkdsksk ,

Sustainability CAN be FUN! Hahah

Started from ep10 on sustainable architecture design I think.. and all the information, humour, and the guest speaker’s sneeze(I know right) just made the show so put together. Even makes me want to go back into the field again sometime in the future. I always thought there’s not enough cared like I do, but I guess there are. Thanks for making the podcast and persisting at it!! Good luck in 2019!

BrilloBear ,

What whhaaattt!

First off I can’t believe I’m your first review here, but I’m glad to also be here in this moment.
I love this podcast, the topics are awesome and the jokes are just as good. This is everything I need in my life and I have so much catching up to do. I’ve listened to about 6 episodes so far, but have listened to two or three of them twice cause there is just so much info, I should be taking notes each time!
I’m a gardener and a sustainable development major at Murdoch University in Perth Western Australia, but am originally from Connecticut! So I listen while I work, then I apply the ideas and topics to class discussions, rants my girlfriend gets to listen to, and into my writing as well!
Thank you so much guys, and my goal like the plastic girl, would be to be featured as a guest with you guys one day!
Don’t forget, it ain’t easy being cheezy

Brian

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