15 episodes

What happens when regular people work together to create massive, meaningful change on a global scale? Welcome to the carbon Almanac collective. A podcast where the volunteers who created the Carbon Almanac share the insights and aha moments they had while collaborating on this landmark project to help fight the climate crisis.

Hosted by Jennifer Myers Chua, and featuring the voices of Carbon Almanac Contributors. Reminding you that it's not too late to join in on the conversation.

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What happens when regular people work together to create massive, meaningful change on a global scale? Welcome to the carbon Almanac collective. A podcast where the volunteers who created the Carbon Almanac share the insights and aha moments they had while collaborating on this landmark project to help fight the climate crisis.

Hosted by Jennifer Myers Chua, and featuring the voices of Carbon Almanac Contributors. Reminding you that it's not too late to join in on the conversation.

    The Carbon Almanac Origin Story, Idea to Project in 24 Hours and Coming Together in Community to Change Culture

    The Carbon Almanac Origin Story, Idea to Project in 24 Hours and Coming Together in Community to Change Culture

    Featuring Carbon Almanac Founder Seth Godin and Portfolio Editor in Chief Niki Papadopoulos

    In this episode, Jennifer is joined by Seth and Niki to explore the spark behind The Carbon Almanac. Seth shares why he started this, where the idea came from, what he accomplished in 24 hours and how he chose the Almanac format for the book. We learn from Niki about her role in the Almanac and how this project is different from others that she has worked on.

    The conversation explores the early phase of writing the book as well as the establishment of the Almanac community. Seth dives into how the community has evolved and both Niki and Seth explain their most challenging moment so far. They share the personal impact this project has had on them and where they hope the project will be in a year from now while reminding us that it is not too late to join the Carbon Almanac project and create meaningful contributions.

    • 44 min
    Writing the Carbon Almanac, Working Within the Structure of The Almanac Community and Believing in a Better Future

    Writing the Carbon Almanac, Working Within the Structure of The Almanac Community and Believing in a Better Future

    Featuring Carbon Almanac Contributors Barrett Brooks and David Meerman Scott

    Hailing from opposite sides of the US, Barrett from Portland and David from Boston, these two writers talk about their experiences in The Carbon Almanac. Both joined the community very early in the process and were instrumental in the development of the book.

    Listen as Barrett and David talk about why they joined The Carbon Almanac and what it is to create and deliver on deadlines within a community that doesn’t follow a traditional structure. Not only that, the community is supported entirely by volunteers. They share how this experience has helped them personally and what they will take away from being a part of it. Finally, we learn the impact they hope this book and movement will have on our global community.

    • 40 min
    CarbonSessions Podcast, Learning through Conversations, Gaining Global Perspectives, & How to Join in on the Conversation

    CarbonSessions Podcast, Learning through Conversations, Gaining Global Perspectives, & How to Join in on the Conversation

    Featuring Carbon Almanac Contributors Jenn Swanson, Inma Lopez, Rod Aparicio, Olabanji Stephen

    These four contributors span the world hailing from Canada, Spain, Germany and Nigeria. They come together, not as experts, but as regular people to have real conversations on topics involving climate change and sustainability.

    In this episode, we talk about why CarbonSessions has developed and the vision for this podcast. We get a taste of some of the topics we’ll be hearing about in upcoming episodes. Listen as each person brings their unique experience and viewpoint to the conversation to foster learning, grow to understand and engage in action.

    And if you'd like to get involved in the conversation, CarbonSessions would love to hear from you. Find them wherever you get your podcasts or send a voice message to Rod, Jenn, Inma, Leekei, and Olabanji at thecarbonalmanac.org/podcasts

    • 33 min
    The Educators Guide, Facilitating Conversations with Podcasts & How to Use the Carbon Almanac as a Teaching Tool

    The Educators Guide, Facilitating Conversations with Podcasts & How to Use the Carbon Almanac as a Teaching Tool

    Featuring Carbon Almanac Contributors Leekei Tang, Tania Marien & Manon Doran.

    Coming together from Paris, France, Southern California and Ontario, Canada, these three collaborators combined their backgrounds in art, biology, environmental education and sustainable development with their passion for education to work on the Educator’s Guide.

    While the Educator’s Guide brought them together, their contributions also include writing and editing articles, supporting the travelling exhibition and daily emails as well as developing podcasts within the Carbon Almanac podcast network.

    In this episode, we talk about how the Carbon Almanac community creates a space to share ideas and foster your personal creative energy to create something magical. We discuss aha moments and the role of optimism in starting conversations to take one step towards changing the narrative.

    For more information on the project and to pre-order your copy, visit thecarbonalmanac.org

    • 40 min
    This Episode is Brought To You By The Letter C. (And Generation Carbon)

    This Episode is Brought To You By The Letter C. (And Generation Carbon)

    Featuring Carbon Almanac Contributors Kristy Sharrow, Bruce Clark and Katherine Palmer

    Cause…climate…compassion…confidence…COVID....crowd-sourcing…contagious…carbon...create…connection…celebration…cohort...courage. They’re all here in this episode brought to you by the letter C.

    Hailing from Detroit, Michigan; Bloomington, Illinois; and Vancouver, British Columbia, these three contributors came to the Carbon Almanac with diverse backgrounds — a writer and editor/marketer, an architectural lighting designer and a farmer. But nobody is defined by just one metier and so it is with this group that stepped up to offer their skills in infographics, content creation and social media. Each took a chance to try something new and found community and even confidence as they did so.

    They discuss their inspirations — Seth Godin’s thought leadership and entrepreneurial inspiration; the cohort itself of 2,000 (nearly always cheerful!) volunteers around the world that came together to create the Carbon Almanac and is now disseminating it worldwide, and the resulting connections in new ideas and relationships. They’ve leaned into the compelling work that calls us to care for the planet in its hour of need and learned to rely on one another for support, editing, fleshing out ideas and images, and mastering new technology.

    • 39 min
    Simplifying Life, Environmental Challenges at Home, and Inspiring Change Through Everyday Actions

    Simplifying Life, Environmental Challenges at Home, and Inspiring Change Through Everyday Actions

    Featuring Carbon Almanac Contributors Linda Westenberg, Lynne Richards & Teresa Reinalda.

    This trio lives around the world with Linda in the Netherlands, Lynne from Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Teresa originally from New York living in a suburb of Chicago.

    These collaborators have vast backgrounds and were involved in The Carbon Almanac in roles including assistant editor, researcher, layout, design, and graphics.

    In this episode, we talk about a vast array of topics including what it’s been like to work in the Carbon Almanac community, leaning in to lead, the water challenge in the Netherlands, individual vs. systemic change, and our earliest memories of the importance of protecting the earth.

    For more information on the project and to pre-order your copy, visit thecarbonalmanac.org

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

AndreaKSK ,

Inspired and inspiring

So much about this project is reflecting the commitment and urgency of the climate emergency of ordinary and extraordinary folks who contributed to the writing of the book, and to inspire legions of others join the movement. The podcast picks up where the print edition lets off… discussion. deliberation. details. Simply brilliant.

JennSwanson ,

Behind the Scenes Peek!

Love listening to this behind the scenes peek at the birth of a movement. Global perspective and collaboration make incredible things happen! You won’t be disappointed.

Genmaichu ,

Love hearing how they did it

Really enjoyable conversations.

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