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Each week, Evelyn Lopez and the Earth911.com team talk sustainability news, interview sustainability leaders, and answer your questions about how to recycle and buy responsibly. You have more power to improve the world than you know! Listen in to get started saving the planet!

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    • 4.2 • 13 Ratings

Each week, Evelyn Lopez and the Earth911.com team talk sustainability news, interview sustainability leaders, and answer your questions about how to recycle and buy responsibly. You have more power to improve the world than you know! Listen in to get started saving the planet!

    Earth911 Podcast: How to Grow the EV Charging Infrastructure with Cyber Switching's Nick Zamanov

    Earth911 Podcast: How to Grow the EV Charging Infrastructure with Cyber Switching's Nick Zamanov

    Nick Zamanov, business director at San Jose-based Cyber Switching, a maker of electric vehicle charging technology, joins Mitch Ratcliffe to discuss choosing the right EV and how to grow electric vehicle charging capacity. The company launched in 1994 and has developed charging solutions for offices, local governments, apartment buildings, universities and other charger installations. Nick also recently contributed an article at Earth911, Considerations To Help You Confidently Switch to an EV, a guide to the concerns shoppers have about buying and using EVs.

    The price of EV charging already compares favorably to fueling up with gas. According to American Automobile Association estimates, which made its analysis when gas cost $4.25 a gallon, electric driving costs a third of the price as gasoline driving over the same distance. Nick provides an optimistic but pragmatic view into the potential to replace internal combustion personal and commercial vehicles with a robust EV charging infrastucture. You can find out more about Cyber Switching at https://cyberswitching.com/

    • 34 min
    Earth911 Podcast: ESG Investing In a Bear Market With Newday Impact's Douglas Heske

    Earth911 Podcast: ESG Investing In a Bear Market With Newday Impact's Douglas Heske

    Douglas Heske, founder and CEO of Newday Impact Investing explains how to invest for positive environmental outcomes during a bear market. He recommends treating deflated stock prices as an opportunity to add sustainable companies to a portfolio, and shares details about his firm's new Ocean Health ETF (NYSE: AHOY), which focuses on companies that prevent ocean plastic pollution, encourage sustainable fishing practices, and that help restore marine environments. Newday Impact Investing will also donate 5% of its Ocean Health ETF revenue to EarthEcho International, a youth-focused non-profit founded by Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau.

    • 32 min
    Earth911 Podcast: Arizona State University's Sustainable Earth Program Aims to Educate and Celebrate Small Business

    Earth911 Podcast: Arizona State University's Sustainable Earth Program Aims to Educate and Celebrate Small Business

    Meet Alicia Marseille and Katelyn Armbruster, who lead the Sustainable Earth small business sustainability education program for Arizona State University's Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Service. They are working to turn the economy toward sustainable practices with free courses for the nation’s 32.5 million small businesses. These firms, which account for 99.9 percent of the companies in the United States according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, need access to information, sustainable strategies, learning materials, and mentoring to accelerate the adoption of environmentally responsible business practices. If they can make the turn, small business can help their customers take steps to embrace low-carbon lifestyles.

    The Sustainable Earth program is supported by Wells Fargo Bank, and it will introduce the first small business sustainability awards program in the nation later this summer. Companies that would like to be considered for the awards should submit entries by July 1, 2022. Arizona State has been a pioneer in online learning, bringing advanced educational experiences to students globally. For instance, every Starbucks employee can earn a degree for free through ASU. You can learn more about Sustainable Earth, and sign up for courses, at https://sustainable-earth.org/

    • 28 min
    Earth911 Podcast: Adapting to Smoke Season's Health Impacts with Dr. James Crooks

    Earth911 Podcast: Adapting to Smoke Season's Health Impacts with Dr. James Crooks

    James Crooks, Ph.D., an environmental epidemiologist with National Jewish Health’s Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics in Denver explains his research on  the impact of wildfire smoke on the ozone concentrations at ground level in Colorado. Elevated ozone levels contribute to rising incidence of asthma and diabetes, among other conditions. Dr. Crooks found that while ozone increased only one percent, the impacts are widely felt, especially in Hispanic and historically underserved communities. The advent of annual smoke seasons and rising levels of air pollution globally make this an important conversation. He shares his advice on how to protect family members from air pollution and the prospects for life in a warmer world, when smoke season will be common in many regions.

    Smoke season isn’t just unpleasant, it’s killing too many of us. According to a recent study published in the journal The Lancet Planetary Health, air pollution was directly responsible for the death of 4.5 million people around the world in 2019. A McGill University study released in early May reported that people who lived within 31 miles (50 km) of a wildfire over a 10-year period were found to have a 10% higher incidence of brain tumors and 4.9% more lung cancers. You can learn more about Dr. Crooks and National Jewish Health at https://www.nationaljewish.org/

    • 22 min
    Earth911 Podcast: Wild Planet Founder & CEO Bill Carvalho on Making Seafood Sustainable

    Earth911 Podcast: Wild Planet Founder & CEO Bill Carvalho on Making Seafood Sustainable

    Wild Planet Foods founder and CEO Bill Carvalho explains why his company sources pole and line caught tuna to eliminate “bycatch,” the species caught in nets and tossed overboard because it was not what the fishing vessel wants to sell. Bycatch accounts for up to 22% of the fish caught by net fishermen, according to Oceana, a nonprofit working to protect the world’s oceans. Wild Planet also focuses on smaller species, such as sardines, mackerel and anchovies in an effort to protect the ocean food chain. We tested several new Wild Planet fish and canned pasta, bean and vegetable and tuna salads that are sold in recyclable packaging accepted in virtually all U.S. curbside blue bins.

    According to the United Nations, 34 percent of human CO2 emissions each year are produced by growing, processing, and shipping food. The good news is that the share of food-related emissions has declined from 44% in 1990 — this shows that significant progress is possible by changing eating habits and the way we grow, harvest and distribute food. Bill shares his advice for choosing the most sustainable seafood options, suggeting that shoppers check the Monterey Bay Acquarium's Sustainable Seafood recommendations. You can learn more about Wild Planet and its products at https://wildplanetfoods.com/

    • 36 min
    Earth911 Podcast: Jon Freedman of SUEZ Explains Solutions to Water Scarcity

    Earth911 Podcast: Jon Freedman of SUEZ Explains Solutions to Water Scarcity

    Water is everywhere on this planet — 71% of the Earth is covered with water — but freshwater is in dire short supply. We talk with Jon Freedman, Global Government Affairs Leader at SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions and a lecturer on water and water policy at the University of Pennsylvania. SUEZ specializes in water treatment and management, working with governments and companies on water recycling and desalination projects. We discuss the viability of distilling and filtering waste water to remove PFAS, pharmaceuticals and other small-particle pollutants from recycled water, the energy requirements involved in desalinization, and level of investment needed globally to ensure safe, equitable access to water. You can learn more about SUEZ Water Technologies at https://www.suezwatertechnologies.com/

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Chandler's Lost Pony ,

Some useful information

An interesting podcast with some useful information.

hunni0309 ,

Pains me to say this...

But it’s so bad. I want it to be good so much but it’s painfully boring. I can hear the hosts breathing into the mics the whole time. It is like a real-life version of the Delicious Dish sketch with Molly Shannon and Ana Gasteyer. This could be such a great, interesting podcast but you’re going to want to get some fresher hosts or producers.

cptslow717 ,

Can’t be Taken Seriously

I just listened to the most recent episode (July 31, 2018) discussing ‘sustainability’. How can anyone take this podcast seriously? The host discusses ‘packaging’ of meats and fish. If she were remotely serious about sustainability, she would discuss not eating them. They discuss packaging of Amazon deliveries, where the host says: ‘these occur daily’. Anyone serious about sustainability is serious about reduction of consumption, not just how much packaging is used. These people aren’t. I’ve unsubscribed, and removed the website from my favorites.

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