Climate Changers features interviews with remarkable entrepreneurs, scientists, activists, educators and other leaders who are taking initiative as we face a growing climate crisis.
Climate Changers is for people who are tired of feeling helpless and want to hear real stories from thoughtful and effective leaders who are on the front lines of building the products and coalitions that will create change
The future is worth fighting for, so join me in this weekly celebration of the heroes who are working to create a new and sustainable resource and energy economy.
Carbon Dividends with Rick Knight
Rick Knight is a Research Coordinator for Citizens' Climate Lobby, a bipartisan grassroots environmental group that trains and supports volunteers to build relationships with their elected representatives in order to influence climate policy. He consults with published resources and independent experts to strengthen CCL’s science, technology, and policy fundamentals. Rick’s portfolio includes producing, maintaining, and updating educational materials and managing analytical projects to help CCL's worldwide army of citizen volunteers perform at their very best.
Prior to joining CCL, Rick completed a 40-year career in energy and pollution control research at the Gas Technology Institute near Chicago, retiring in 2016 as an Institute Engineer. Rick was one of the founders of the first Chicago chapter of CCL in 2011, and now also serves on a panel of Illinois State Coordinators. He received a chemistry degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1975, and later studied chemical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Crave-Worthy Food with a Lower Carbon Footprint with Judy Panayos
Judy Panayos is Senior Director of Sustainability and Supply Management at Sodexo, a multibillion-dollar international food supply company. She is a champion for collaboration and finding sustainable solutions for business and specializes in responsible sourcing and developing supplier programs that align business strategy with social, environmental and ethical goals.
Kiss the Ground with Finian Makepeace
Finian Makepeace is the co-founder of Kiss the Ground and a renowned presenter, media creator, and thought leader in the field of regenerative agriculture and soil health. His dedication to Kiss the Ground’s mission of “inspiring participation in global regeneration, starting with soil”, has motivated him to develop training programs, workshops, and talks designed to empower people around the world to become confident advocates for this growing movement.
Dirt Under Your Fingernails with Rich Bradbury
Richard Bradbury is a regenerative rancher, thought leader and entrepreneur. He is a founding partner of Double Oarlock Ranch in Oregon and is a Rancher-Member of Desert Mountain Grass-Fed Beef. In this interview, Rich talks about the tremendous impact that regenerative ranching can have on climate, soils and nutrition but argues that producers need to have a larger voice in both defining what regenerative agriculture is and in building the regenerative food economy of the future.
Clean Energy for Biden with Cameron Bard
Cameron Bard is National Co-Chair for Clean Energy for Biden, a network of clean economy business leaders and advocates that successfully organized to elect Joe Biden as President to advance policies, technologies and investment to address the climate challenge. Their industry is one of the nation’s fastest-growing and combines both financial strength and ‘boots on the ground’ that had a proven electoral impact in 2020 and will continue to drive policy innovation in the new administration.
Eat the Change with Seth Goldman
Previously the Co-Founder of Honest Tea and Chair of the board at Beyond Meat, Seth Goldman is a groundbreaking entrepreneur, activist and philanthropist. Seth has immense passion for change, business expertise and commitment to democratize plant-based and planet healthy foods worldwide. Seth is also the Founder of Eat The Change, PLNT Burger's holding company.
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Important and Inspiring
Ryan has a super interesting and diverse roster of guests, and no matter the topic, I gain something from every episode. In a world that often seems impossibly polarized, this podcast is a refreshing reminder that we all share this planet, and we all have a stake in protecting it. Check it out!
The topics are super interesting, the guests are top notch professionals, and it will be fun to see where the host Ryan takes it from here.
Vital Subject with Smart People
This podcast is off to a strong start and I plan on listening as I help to make change in my community and our world alongside these people.