87 episodes

Welcome to the Hey Change Podcast. We speak with climate activists, social justice advocates, change-makers, and thought leaders to inspire and empower ourselves to be the change we wish to see in the world. If you’re ready to make meaningful changes in your life and help shape the path for a more just and sustainable tomorrow, you’re in the right place. We are so excited to have you on this journey with us!
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Hey Change Podcast Anne Therese Gennari

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 47 Ratings

Welcome to the Hey Change Podcast. We speak with climate activists, social justice advocates, change-makers, and thought leaders to inspire and empower ourselves to be the change we wish to see in the world. If you’re ready to make meaningful changes in your life and help shape the path for a more just and sustainable tomorrow, you’re in the right place. We are so excited to have you on this journey with us!
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    E85. Ice Crisis 101, Reclaiming Pro-Life, and Female Climate Leadership with Sally Ranney

    E85. Ice Crisis 101, Reclaiming Pro-Life, and Female Climate Leadership with Sally Ranney

    We had the pleasure of speaking with Sally Ranney, the President and Co-Founder of Global Choices, a women-led organization on a mission to drive action on the Ice Crisis and climate change. We spoke with Sally about the profound importance of polar ice and how we are - in fact - all ice dependent species!
    The Ice Crisis 101:
    The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planetEvery year that goes by, arctic sea ice is reduced by an area about the size of IrelandWhen the permafrost melts, stored-up, old methane is releasedMethane is 35 times more effective at trapping heat than CO2Melting sea ice is affecting weather conditions all around the globeThe simple fact - we can't grow more ice. Once it's gone, it's gone...
    Also in the episode:
    The renewable challenge and what we can do right nowHow the laws that govern the sea and the Arctic need to be strengthened 1 ton of CO2 melts 32 square feet of arctic ice ( a flight coast to coast in the US is 1.2 tons of carbon)Women’s role and leadership in systemic change Optimism + Reclaiming “Pro-Life”
    Sally Ranney is a powerful leader and advocate, she is the president and co-founder of the American Renewable Energy Institute and AREDAY Summit and she serves on the Board of Directors of the National Wildlife Federation, Women's Earth and Climate Action Network, along with other important Institutes.
    Sally's work spans more than forty years and five continents. She is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions such as being honored with the Horace Albright Away, the International Conservation Award, and Earth Guardians' Earth Stewardship Award to name but a few. She was also named one of 35 women to be included in The International Women in Wildlife. 
    Learn more about Sally Ranney:
    Website: https://sallyranney.com/
    Arctic Angels: https://www.globalchoices.org/arctic-angels
    Instagram: @gcarcticangels
     
    CONNECT + FOLLOW:
    Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcast
    Today's Ad:
    Palmetto Solar - GET ON SOLAR TODAY!
    Book mentioned in the intro: The Urban Challenge - Reviving the Desire to Live in Cities 
    Intro + outro music: No Copyright Music by Sapajou

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    E84. Optimism in Activism with Zanagee Artis from Zero Hour

    E84. Optimism in Activism with Zanagee Artis from Zero Hour

    We had the pleasure of speaking with Zanagee Artis, the 21-year-old founder, co-executive director and policy director for the global, youth-led climate justice organization Zero Hour. Zanagee has been featured in a number of publications for his work on climate justice and climate policy, including The New York Times, Teen Vogue, and edie. Zanagee is also co-author of A Kids Book About Climate Change and co-host of 1 Point 5: A Kids Podcast About Climate Justice. 
    We spoke to Zanagee about the intersectionality of climate justice and the many ways we can be involved in the climate movement. We also got to hear about an incredible trip coming up for Zanagee: in March of 2022, Zanagee will travel to Antarctica with the 2041 Project as an ambassador of the Global Choices Arctic Angels Network, to raise awareness about the importance of protecting polar ice.
    Zanagee also invites US-based Hey Change Podcast listeners to join him in DC for the People vs Fossil Fuels Action October 11-15th. It’s an opportunity for us to put pressure on the Biden Administration to take action on climate change and to support youth-led climate action.
    Learn more about Zanagee Artis:
    Website: http://thisiszerohour.org 
    Instagram: @nageeartis
     
    CONNECT + FOLLOW:
    Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcast
     
    Anne Therese:
    Website: https://theclimateoptimist.com/
    Instagram: @annetheresegennari
     
    Robin:
    Website: https://parentsxplanet.com/
    Instagram: @robinxshaw
    Intro + outro music: No Copyright Music by Sapajou

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 45 min
    E83. Rethinking Growth and Uncovering Psychological Barriers with Per Espen Stoknes

    E83. Rethinking Growth and Uncovering Psychological Barriers with Per Espen Stoknes

    This episode is for every climate activist from all parts of the journey, from beginners to experienced eco-nerds, who want to learn how to better engage people into climate-positive actions and mindset! I learned all about Per Espen’s work last summer when I dove deep into his book on human psychology and the many reasons we’re not acting on climate change, and it’s a true honor to have a chance to finally sit down and speak with him.
    In this episode:

    What are the psychological barriers to climate action? (The 5 Ds)How do we rethink growth?What are ESG goals and why are they important?How can we as individuals help fuel healthy green growth?
    Per Espen Stoknes, a psychologist with PhD in economics, is a TED Global speaker, climate strategy research, and economist, and serves as the director of Centre for Green Growth at the Norwegian Business School. An experienced foresight facilitator and academic, he’s also a serial entrepreneur, including co-founding clean-tech company GasPlas. He’s also the author of several books, among them Learning from the Future and the award-winning book: What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming (2015), as well as his most recent book Tomorrow’s Economy - A Guide to Creating Healthy Green Growth.
    Books:
    Tomorrow’s Economy - A Guide to Creating Healthy Green Growth
    What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming
    Follow Per Espen:
    Instagram: @estoknes
    Twitter: @estoknes
    CONNECT + FOLLOW:
    Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcast
     
    Anne Therese:
    Website: https://theclimateoptimist.com/
    Instagram: @annetheresegennari
    Sign up for my Substack Newsletter: https://theclimateoptimist.substack.com/
    Intro + outro music: No Copyright Music by Sapajou


    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 59 min
    E82. Businesses Role for a Better World with Yvette Torres-Rahman

    E82. Businesses Role for a Better World with Yvette Torres-Rahman

    What roles should businesses play in fighting climate justice and co-creating a better world? We'll get into that and much more in this episode with Yvette Torres-Rahman, Co-Founder and CEO of Business Fights Poverty. Get FREE tickets to the UNGA summit on September 20-24, 2021. Use code "HEYCHANGEUNGA" when registering!
    Event Tickets: https://businessfightspoverty.org/global-goals-summit-2021-register/
    Business Fights Poverty:
    Website: https://businessfightspoverty.org/ 
    Reports and Toolkits: https://businessfightspoverty.org/reports/
    Mentioned in the episode:
    COP26: https://ukcop26.org/uk-presidency/what-is-a-cop/
    Books: Becoming, Michelle Obama + Factfulness, Hans Rosling
    Climate Optimist Newsletter: https://theclimateoptimist.substack.com/
     
    Business Fights Poverty is trusted by some of the world’s most pioneering international businesses to curate meaningful and productive engagement with their peers and stakeholders, crowdsource expertise to solve practical social impact problems, and drive thought leadership. They have recently launched the outputs of three collaborations: on how to create systems within companies to drive commercial innovation with social impact; on how to build transformative corporate-NGO partnerships; and on how businesses can support refugee livelihoods through their value chains.
     
    At the end of April, Business Fights Poverty also joined forces with leading charities and business networks including Brands on a Mission, the British Asian Trust, Concordia, Crown Agents, The League of Intrapreneurs, and the World Economic Forum's COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs to call on businesses to take urgent action to help India respond to COVID-19. Please let me know if you would like me to send through further details on this.

    CONNECT + FOLLOW:
    Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcast
     
    Anne Therese:
    Website: https://theclimateoptimist.com/
    Instagram: @annetheresegennari
    Sign up for my Substack Newsletter: https://theclimateoptimist.substack.com/
    Intro + outro music: No Copyright Music by Sapajou

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 39 min
    E81. Season 3 Finale - All You Need to Be An Optimist In Action

    E81. Season 3 Finale - All You Need to Be An Optimist In Action

    This has been an incredible season for the Hey Change Podcast, where we focused on Optimism in Action. We have learned so much from each of our guests, and in today’s episode, we will be sharing with you some of the gems from our conversations in season 3.
    This episode is going to be packed with takeaways, so get your pen and paper ready to jot down notes, insights, and particular episodes that you may want to circle back to and hear in full. 

    CONNECT + FOLLOW:
    Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcast
     
    Anne Therese:
    Website: https://theclimateoptimist.com/
    Instagram: @annetheresegennari
    Climate Optimist Master Class: Bit.ly/climate-optimist-class
     
    Robin:
    Website: https://parentsxplanet.com/
    Instagram: @robinxshaw

    What does it mean to be a Climate Optimist? Take the Climate Optimist Master Class today: Bit.ly/climate-optimist-class


    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    E80. Decolonize Your Dinner Plate with Kiani Conley-Wilson from Soul Fire Farm

    E80. Decolonize Your Dinner Plate with Kiani Conley-Wilson from Soul Fire Farm

    Did you know that the roots of regenerative agriculture, organic farming, and the farm-to-table movement grew from the work of Black farmers like Dr. Booker T. Whatley and Dr. George Washington Carver? And yet today, Black farmers are highly underrepresented in farming and farm ownership. While the Black population of the US is approximately 13.4%, Black farmers represent 1.3 % of farmers across the US.
    In this episode, we had the honor and privilege of speaking with Kiani Conley-Wilson, a grower, activist, and organizer based in Troy, NY. She is passionate about environmental justice, anti-racist/pro-feminist organizing, and the power of food across cultures, economies, and environments. Kiani is the Community Empowerment Coordinator for Soul Fire Farm, which is an Afro-Indigenous-centered community farm committed to uprooting racism and seeding sovereignty in the food system. She also organizes with local organizations to develop people-centered systems and spaces.
    This is such a powerful conversation and anyone interested in sustainability, environmentalism and low waste living will learn a lot about how to make their advocacy and daily lives more intersectional.
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    Film: Sacred Cow
    Book: Farming While Black
    Quote: “I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I'm and changing the things I cannot accept" by Angela Davids
    Learn more about Soul Fire Farm:
    Website: https://www.soulfirefarm.org/
    Instagram: @soulfirefarm 
     
    Follow Kiani on Instagram: @kiani4troy 
     
    CONNECT + FOLLOW:
    Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcast
     
    Anne Therese:
    Website: https://theclimateoptimist.com/
    Instagram: @annetheresegennari
     
    Robin:
    Website: https://parentsxplanet.com/
    Instagram: @robinxshaw

    This episode is dedicated to the Black Farmer Fund. The Black Farmer Fund supports a thriving, resilient food economy, repairing Black communities' relationship to food and land. Hey Change Podcast listeners, you are invited to join us in supporting the Black Farmer Fund. A donation of any size supports and strengthens the economic infrastructure of Black food businesses and helps to build community power through a reparative capital framework. Go to https://www.blackfarmerfund.org/ and let’s support a more fair, equitable and regenerative world by supporting Black farmers today.
    More resources to check out:
    https://www.farmingwhileblack.org/
    https://www.soulfirefarm.org/get-involved/reparations/
    https://www.oneearth.org/csas-and-regenerative-agricultures-ties-to-black-history/

    Intro + outro music: No Copyright Music by Sapajou

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

ArtyUVA ,

Love this show

Always very inspiring! Thank you for a great show.

Goonytunes ,

Love

I was so happy to listen you both inspire and share so much of yourselves in the episode. The work you both do is so moving and I love the name of the show! Can’t wait for the next one! You go girls!

Carolfontaneti ,

They rock my world

Very interesting approach on activism - Anne Therese literally rocks my world ;)

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

You Might Also Like