CarbonSmart is a provocative daisy-chain conversation where the guests ask the questions. Join sustainability leader, greyhound rescuer, and CEO of carbon recycling company LanzaTech, Jennifer Holmgren, as she sits down with friends, shares questions from her previous guests and sparks conversations around the state of our planet, innovation, social justice, and how policy and industry can bend the carbon curve.
Diversity & Inclusivity with The GenderCool Project’s Gearah Goldstein
Gearah Goldstein is an inclusion, diversity, and belonging consultant, and LGBTQ+ subject matter expert. She founded the global nonprofit The GenderCool Project to help replace misinformed opinions with positive experiences meeting transgender and non-binary youth in the workplace. Jennifer and Gearah discuss why DEI training is essential, and how it intersects with environmental advocacy. Gearah answers questions from Amy Harder and Heather Clancy, and leaves one for Dr. Julio Friedmann.
Environmental Media Priorities with Cipher’s Amy Harder and GreenBiz’s Heather Clancy
Two highly-recognized names in environmental media, Amy Harder (Cipher) and Heather Clancy (GreenBiz), sit down with Jennifer Holmgren to discuss why they became journalists, how covering climate has changed over the years, what challenges they face, what stories are not getting told but should, and much more. They ask each other powerful questions and leave the daisy-chain hook for Gearah Goldstein, founder of the GenderCool project.
World Environment Day LanzaKids’ Questions with CEO Dr. Jennifer Holmgren
The opener to Season 2 features young children in the lives of LanzaTech’s team asking questions on climate change, biodiversity, sea level rise, and more, for responses by our CEO and expert Hunter Lovins. Held annually on June 5th, World Environment Day is the largest global platform for public outreach. This 2022 theme, “Only One Earth,” was the slogan for the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, held in 1972.
The Key to Innovation with Jim Messina, Obama White House Deputy Chief of Staff
LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren calls Jim Messina — the mastermind behind Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign — the world’s most successful political and corporate advisor. Throughout his career, he has merged technology and politics in a way that’s been unpredictable and unprecedented. For over 20 years, Jim served in House and Senate offices, helping pass key legislation. Here, he shares why the public and private sectors must support one another, particularly for momentum on climate action.
(Reposted Episode) Social and Environmental Justice with Dorri McWhorter, CEO of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Earlier this year, LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren welcomed Dorri McWhorter — now CEO & President of YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago — for a conversation on the CarbonSmart podcast. We learned about her journey to transform the YWCA of Metro Chicago to a 21st century social enterprise — including her changemaking focus on environmental justice and formation of an ETF for women’s empowerment. (Reposted Episode)
Debrief from COP26 with Nigel Topping, UN High-Level Climate Champion
How can business competition support international governmental climate action? In this segment, we’re thrilled to welcome Nigel Topping. Appointed by the UK Minister, his role is to strengthen collaboration from businesses, investors, cities, and stakeholders — building a global community of champions to halve emissions by 2030 through initiatives such as the Race to Zero and the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero. He answers a daisy chain question from BusinessGreen's James Murray, and leaves a cliffhanger for Jim Messina from the Obama White House.
Love this podcast!
Thoughtful and engaging with a great variety of guests!
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The guests on CarbonSmart are industry leaders, world changers, and eloquent conversationalists. Must listen!
Engaging and Insightful
Thoughtful discussions on the important topics of our time. Love this amazing podcast!