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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!
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Hey Change Podcast Anne Therese Gennari

    • Society & Culture
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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!
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    E78. The Future of Plastic with Kendall Starkman from Lonely Whale

    E78. The Future of Plastic with Kendall Starkman from Lonely Whale

    Lonely Whale’s #stopsucking campaign has eliminated approximately 20 billion single-use plastic straws from the waste stream. Today, we learned from Kendall Starkman, the Director of NextWave Plastics, about her work with the consortium of companies convened by the award-winning non-profit Lonely Whale.

    In this conversation:

    Plastic credits & plastic neutralityHow our waste system relies on informal workers in low-income countries What does the future of plastic looks like? One garbage truck full of plastic is being dumped into the ocean every minuteHow has covid affected plastic reduction efforts?What are companies doing to turn to change the future of plastics?
    You're gonna love this one, let’s turn off the tap on ocean-bound plastic!

    Kendall's Mantra: “What I don’t know is a very good place to start”
    Learn more about Lonely Whale:
    Website: https://www.lonelywhale.org/
    Instagram: @lonelywhale 
     
    CONNECT + FOLLOW:
    Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcast
     
    Anne Therese:
    Website: https://theclimateoptimist.com/
    Instagram: @annetheresegennari
     
    Robin:
    Website: https://parentsxplanet.com/
    Instagram: @robinxshaw

    A special thank you to our sponsor Luxe Botanics. More than a skincare company, Luxe Botanics are beauty activists, featuring rare and transformational botanicals that have been globally sourced and sustainably harvested while taking action to support local communities and safeguard the environment. Each botanical has been selected for its purity, scientific performance, and clinical efficacy, targeting specific skin concerns, while balancing and protecting the skin. Plus, proceeds from every Luxe Botanics purchase go back to the communities that harvest their incredible ingredients. Luxe Botanics is offering Change Podcast listeners 15% off with code HEYCHANGE. With carbon-neutral shipping and planet-conscious packaging, get ready to fall in love with the vegan, organic, cruelty-free, and ethically sourced high-performance skincare line that is Luxe Botanics.

    Intro + outro music: No Copyright Music by Sapajou


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    • 53 min
    Guided Meditation - Envisioning a New World with Anne Therese Gennari

    Guided Meditation - Envisioning a New World with Anne Therese Gennari

    A guided meditation to look beyond climate change and envision a new kind of world!
    Scripted, recorded, and edited by your host, Anne Therese Gennari.
    Sign up for my newsletter to receive updates on more meditations, classes, and other climate optimist news: https://theclimateoptimist.com/sign-up
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    What future could we find ourselves in if we kept some room in our hearts for the unimaginable? What life could YOU have if you allowed yourself to dream and believe?
    Too often, we’re bound by our current realities, stressed and filled with worry and fear because we don’t know what the future will look like. We fear change because we don’t know what that change will bring. But we know that everything we’ve ever built, invented, or created, has come from an ability to look beyond what we know to be true now. Our world today consists of millions of manifestations - big and small - made by people who had the courage to dream of something new. People who were brave enough to think of realities that lingered outside their comfort zones; who dared to believe in the unbelievable and imagine the unimaginable, and who found the courage to go explore those new worlds.
    When it comes to climate change, the only hope we truly have is to be found in that courage. We must expand our hearts and minds, begin to question everything, and dare to dream. Because maybe change isn’t so bad. Maybe change means that things could be even better. Better in the most unimaginable ways!
    I created this guided meditation to help you find the place where YOUR dreams, ideas, and visions live. It will help you broaden your perspective and trust that it’s OK to not know everything. And that the sooner you let go of that need, the sooner you can move into the future where we’re meant to be.
    Listen to this meditation daily and you will notice the world around you begin to shift, and you with it, as you become the hero this time needs!
    Enjoy!

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    • 20 min
    E77. Val Emanuel On Doing The Inner Work and Changing The World

    E77. Val Emanuel On Doing The Inner Work and Changing The World

    In this episode, we speak with Val Emanuel, sustainability advocate, animal activist, entrepreneur and co-founder, with Anne Therese, of the world’s first ethical modeling agency, Role Models Management. Val shares with us how growing up in an immigrant family shaped her views on sustainable living, and how she practices a sustainable lifestyle, not because it’s trendy, but because it’s the only way she knows to be true.
    We were so inspired to talk with Val about her journey, how sobriety led to self-discovery and how doing the inner work is what makes you feel like you belong and can be powerful in the world. Val believes in the power of a mentor, and we learned so much from her in this episode. We hope you do too.
    Learn more about Val Emanuel:
    Website: https://www.rolemodelsmgmt.com/founders-story
    Instagram: @malibumama__
     
    CONNECT + FOLLOW:
    Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcast
     
    Anne Therese:
    Website: https://theclimateoptimist.com/
    Instagram: @annetheresegennari
     
    Robin:
    Website: https://parentsxplanet.com/
    Instagram: @robinxshaw

    A special thank you to our sponsor Cupid & Psyche Beauty. Created by fashion photographer Tracy Toler-Phillips, Leaping Bunny approved, vegan and cruelty free, Cupid & Psyche offers a gorgeous range of buildable lip colors that are also paraben free and made with nourishing, organic ingredients. Their nail lacquers are made without the top 10 most toxic ingredients found in most polishes, and instead are infused with Marula Oil to protect and nourish your nails. Cupid & Psyche donates a percentage of all profits to save the bees and help our animal friends. Check out cupidandpsychebeauty.com and help create a world where no animal has to suffer in order for you to shine!
    Intro + outro music: No Copyright Music by Sapajou


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    • 41 min
    E76. From Refugee to Change-Maker, NYC Model/DJ Mari Malek

    E76. From Refugee to Change-Maker, NYC Model/DJ Mari Malek

    In this episode, you’ll hear the incredible story of refugee-turned-model/entrepreneur and humanitarian Mari Malek. Mari shares with us how she went from fleeing South Sudan as a child refugee to modeling and DJ'ing for top magazines and luxury brands in NYC. Mari has worked with clients like Lanvin, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar, acted in the feature film The Nile Hilton Incident, started a wellness coaching practice, and is the CVO for the charity she founded, Stand for Education. 
    We are honored and humbled to speak with Mari and this episode is dedicated to her amazing charity, which we’d love for you to support. Stand for Education is a global community of changemakers helping children, women and refugees in conflict-ridden areas access quality education, creative arts programs, and vocational training along with nutritious meals and medical support. By empowering children, women and refugees in South Sudan and beyond, Mari and Stand for Education are changing lives and uplifting communities. Go to standforeducation.com to learn more about the projects that you can stand up for. 
    “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela
    So let’s change the world. Go to standforeducation.com and be part of the change today.”
    Book recommendation: The Richest Man in Babylon
    Mantra she lives by: “I am in alignment with all that helps me grow”
    Learn more about Mari Malek:
    Website: http://www.marimalek.com/
    Charity: https://www.standforeducation.com/
    Instagram: @iammarimalek
     
    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

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    • 54 min
    E75. Believing in A Climate Positive Future with Scientist Dr. Julie Pullen

    E75. Believing in A Climate Positive Future with Scientist Dr. Julie Pullen

    In this episode, we speak with the incredible Dr. Julie Pullen about the importance of building community around climate solutions. Dr. Julie Pullen is a climate scientist using advanced computing technology and open-source software to quantify climate risk in the financial sector and beyond. With a background in earth system prediction and complex systems, Dr Julie brings a unique perspective as an oceanographer and former engineering professor, holding leadership roles in academia, non-profit, government, private sector, and scientific societies. Her work catalyzes sustainable investing in climate solutions and women-led ventures, and our conversation with Julie is nothing short of empowering.
    In this episode:
    The importance of slowing down Embracing observation + learning to support a fair climate transitionWhat will happen to stranded assets as we make necessary changes towards a climate positive future?Things we can do to mitigate climate change todayWhat part does money play in climate action?Re-envisioning greener citiesThe power of imagination
    We also talk about her work with Women Power Our Planet, an organization she co-founded that channels the financial power of women as an impactful climate solution. You’ll hear Dr. Julie talk about three things we can do to mitigate climate change today, as well as her praise for the book All We Can Save by Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. We know you, too, will feel optimistic and empowered!

    Learn more about Dr. Julie Pullen:
    Website: https://www.juliepullen.com/
    Instagram: @julie_pullen
     
    CONNECT + FOLLOW:
    Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcast
     
    Anne Therese:
    Website: https://theclimateoptimist.com/
    Instagram: @annetheresegennari
     
    Robin:
    Website: https://parentsxplanet.com/
    Instagram: @robinxshaw
    A special thank you to this episode’s sponsor, Clearloop. Clearloop is changing the game when it comes to reclaiming your carbon footprint, making clean energy investment a tool for social and environmental justice. Building new solar projects in the areas across America with the dirtiest grids, Clearloop is transforming the health and economic wellbeing of communities that have, until now, been left behind. Clearloop works with brands big and small who want to reclaim their carbon footprint, but for a limited time they are offering offsets to individuals. Join us in helping Clearloop reach 1 million watts of clean energy at their first project in Jackson, TN. Hey Change Podcast Listeners can go to clearloop.us through the month of June and get your name on a solar panel! Let the sun shine in!
     
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    • 58 min
    E74. We Need Creatives to Change the World with Probably Tomfoolery

    E74. We Need Creatives to Change the World with Probably Tomfoolery

    This episode is for the creatives and creators! We had the pleasure of speaking with 26 year old, London-based poetic phenomenon, Tom Roberts, aka Tomfoolery. His poem “The Great Realization” has been viewed over 60 million times and been transcribed into languages all over the world. Tom’s mission to spread a message of hope, optimism, and socially constructive ideas inspired us deeply and we knew you’d love to hear from him too.
    In the early stages of the pandemic, Tom started putting out narrated videos that caught global attention. His sincerity, honesty, and ability with words made a lasting impression, enjoy this uplifting conversation with the one and only Tomfoolery.
    In this episode:
    How do we facilitate creativity?How do we put power to words to successfully share the message of change and optimism?How happiness is a bi-product of a meaningful life
    Also mentioned:
    Book recommendation: Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred LansingDostoyevsky quote “…we are all responsible to all for all.”
    Learn more about Tomfoolery:
    Website: https://www.probablytomfoolery.com/
    Instagram: @probablytomfoolery
     
    CONNECT + FOLLOW:
    Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcast
     
    Anne Therese:
    Website: https://theclimateoptimist.com/
    Instagram: @annetheresegennari
     
    Robin:
    Website: https://parentsxplanet.com/
    Instagram: @robinxshaw
    A special thank you to this episode’s sponsor, 2BDetermined. A career services firm that provides coaching for individuals and organizations, 2BDetermined can help you find success and satisfaction in work aligned with your values. As a socially conscious firm, they welcome the opportunity to support marginalized people with empathy, understanding and a passion to see their clients succeed on their own terms. 2BDetermined offers a complimentary consultation to understand your needs and see how they might help. For anyone looking for work with meaning and purpose, with a payoff that’s more than a paycheck, please contact Day Merrill from 2BDetermined today.
      E-Mail: dmerrill@2BDetermined.ca
      Office: 705.293.0492
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    Or book your free consultation here:  https://calendly.com/2bd-day 
    www.2BDetermined.ca 
    Your future is still to be determined, so be determined!


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47 Ratings

ArtyUVA ,

Love this show

Always very inspiring! Thank you for a great show.

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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!

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They rock my world

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

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