17 episodes

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.

CarbonSmart LanzaTech

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

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.

    The Ministry For The Future with Kim Stanley Robinson

    The Ministry For The Future with Kim Stanley Robinson

    Kim Stanley Robinson is an award-winning American writer of science fiction novels and short stories, best known for his Mars trilogy. In fact, “Ministry for the Future” is the only book that LanzaTech CEO Dr. Jennifer Holmgren has ever asked the team to read. Here, the two discuss the realities of climate change, the acceleration of solutions, and the state of financial mechanisms.

    • 18 min
    The New Carbon Economy with Carbon Direct’s Julio Friedmann

    The New Carbon Economy with Carbon Direct’s Julio Friedmann

    Dr. Julio Friedmann is one of the most widely known authoritative experts in the world on carbon removal, drawdown, and sequestration and storage. He has worked in the U.S. Dept. of Energy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Global CCS Institute, and Columbia University, where led teams that invented and fielded technology to reduce GHG emissions and produce new materials. In our daisy chain theme, Julio answers a question from GenderCool Project’s Gearah Goldstein.

    • 20 min
    Diversity & Inclusivity with The GenderCool Project’s Gearah Goldstein

    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.

    • 19 min
    Environmental Media Priorities with Cipher’s Amy Harder and GreenBiz’s Heather Clancy

    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.

    • 20 min
    World Environment Day LanzaKids’ Questions with CEO Dr. Jennifer Holmgren

    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.

    • 14 min
    The Key to Innovation with Jim Messina, Obama White House Deputy Chief of Staff

    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.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

circulars2 ,

Love this podcast!

Thoughtful and engaging with a great variety of guests!

Mluv009 ,

Insightful and inspirational

The guests on CarbonSmart are industry leaders, world changers, and eloquent conversationalists. Must listen!

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Engaging and Insightful

Thoughtful discussions on the important topics of our time. Love this amazing podcast!

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