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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.

Climate Changers Ryan Flahive

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

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.

    Bioplastics with Lauren Gropper

    Bioplastics with Lauren Gropper

    Lauren Gropper is tackling the problem of single-use plastic waste by replacing petroleum based plastics with plastic made from plants. Repurpose's products range from disposable plates and cups to garbage bags and straws -- all of which are made entirely from plants using upcycled materials such as eucalyptus, sugarcane pulp, and wood. They are totally non-toxic and fully degradable. Lauren aims to make Repurpose the go-to for disposable tableware in general, taking down brands like Solo and Hefty which are responsible for huge amounts of plastic pollution.

    • 16 min
    Accelerating Home Electrification with DR Richardson

    Accelerating Home Electrification with DR Richardson

    DR Richardson is Co-Founder of Elephant Energy, where they believe that climate change is the elephant in the room. Their mission is to dramatically accelerate the clean energy transition and are working to make an 🐘-sized hole in carbon emissions through the single largest lever: our homes' energy consumption.

    • 20 min
    Recreating Industries for Sustainability with Helen Lin

    Recreating Industries for Sustainability with Helen Lin

    Helen Lin has worked across four continents (Asia, Africa, Europe, N. America) merging and investing in companies, leading the digital transformation of multinational banking operations, and designing products to serve base of the pyramid customers (FINCA Impact Finance).

    • 23 min
    Sweet in Tooth and Claw with Kristin Ohlson

    Sweet in Tooth and Claw with Kristin Ohlson

    Kristin Ohlson's writing has appeared in NYT, Orion, Discover, Gourmet, Oprah, and many other publications. Her magazine work has been anthologized in Best American Science Writing and Best American Science Writing. Los Angeles Times called The Soil Will Save Us “a hopeful book and a necessary one...a fast-paced and entertaining shot across the bow of mainstream thinking about land use.” Sweet in Tooth and Claw is a deeply hopeful book for the climate crisis, showing real solutions from a wide-ranging set of case studies and interviews. For example, one chapter looks at how changed ranching practices in northeast Nevada are transforming desert into wetlands, showing it's possible to rehydrate the west. In another, Ohlson writes about a community trying to reclaim a river in the Bronx, which was diverted to the sewer. Residents there are working to restore it and the natural environment. Dozens of other examples throughout the book show how changing our thought patterns on nature will also help us become more generous and nurturing with each other.

    • 25 min
    The Big Fix with Justin Gillis

    The Big Fix with Justin Gillis

    Justin Gillis is an award-winning journalist with four decades of experience explaining complex issues in simple language for major daily newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Miami Herald. As the lead reporter on climate science at The Times for nearly a decade, he won the John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism for a series of front-page articles exploring the basics of the climate crisis. A graduate of the University of Georgia, he is currently a fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment.

    • 22 min
    Science for a Green New Deal with Eric Davidson

    Science for a Green New Deal with Eric Davidson

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Arlie K ,

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!

Norseman in Boulder ,

Great program

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.

Katoagogo ,

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.

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