18 episodes

Want to change the world? Join environmental engineer Katie Patrick on a journey through the humanity's most cutting edge discoveries in social and environmental change.

How to Save the World Katie Patrick

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    • 5.0, 7 Ratings

Want to change the world? Join environmental engineer Katie Patrick on a journey through the humanity's most cutting edge discoveries in social and environmental change.

    Why Creativity Will Save the World – A Talk

    Why Creativity Will Save the World – A Talk

    This episode is the recording of a talk I put together about my thoughts and theories about why creativity is the missing link in saving the world. This talk covers the technical creative process, the positive constrictive imagination, the neuroscience of optimism and creative productivity, and most of all, it makes a powerful and scientifically robust argument why we need a positive vision of a future world in order to solve the world’s biggest problems. Learn more at http://katiepatrick.com

    • 31 min
    Meditation To Unleash Your Creativity to Change the World

    Meditation To Unleash Your Creativity to Change the World

    We need to harness our own creativity in order to come up with the epic ideas and innovations that it takes to change the world. In this guided meditation, How to Save the World podcast host, Katie Patrick, takes you through a guided journey into deep relaxation and walks you through somatic emotional discovery techniques that will help you release negative experiences or troubles that could be blocking your creative flow or momentum in your projects. In this meditation, you will practice visualizing the beautiful future world or project of your dreams and you will discover your untapped reservoir of creative power to make that dream happen. When you are connected to the creative energy, you can develop the power to change the world, do your most spectacular work, and discover your meaning and purpose in life. Carve out 34 quiet minutes from your day and see what ideas and inspiration this meditation leads you to. If haven’t already, sign up to katiepatrick.com for more free resources.

    • 34 min
    New Book Out On Indiegogo Today

    New Book Out On Indiegogo Today

    Today is the launch of my book How to Save the World on Indiegogo! Click the link here and get your copy.  How to Save the World is a workbook that helps social and environmental change professionals learn how to implement powerful techniques, drawn from behavioral psychology, measurement, design, data, storytelling, visualization, and game design that are proven to have impact.

    • 3 min
    Social Ecology, Systems Thinking, & Psychology with Professor Dan Stokols

    Social Ecology, Systems Thinking, & Psychology with Professor Dan Stokols

    In this episode of the How to Save the World podcast, I talk with Dan Stokols, Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus at the University of California Irvine.  Dan has recently published a book, Social Ecology in the Digital Age, and he talks to us about what the field of *social ecology* is all about. In a world that often compartmentalizes issues into bite-size boxes, Dan illustrates the importance of taking a “systems thinking” view – and urges us to look more deeply at the interdependence of the many systems around us and how the very small, such as a piece of litter, is governed by a larger system of forces. Dan explores the need to look at the human behavioral dimension of environmental issues to truly understand how to solve the planetary challenges we’re facing in the 21st Century. Support the podcast with a small donation at patreon.com/katiepatrick

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Remarkable Power of Public Data with Harvard Professor, Archon Fung PhD

    The Remarkable Power of Public Data with Harvard Professor, Archon Fung PhD

    You can easily see the amount of calories in your peanut butter and your car’s safety rating. But this publicly available data comes from hard-won battles - and the numbers behind many of our most crucial issues in healthcare, environment, and finance are either under lock and key -  or they are simply not even measured. In this month’s podcast episode I interview Harvard University Professor Archon Fung PhD about what happens when we turn important data that is often hidden and contentious into a publicly available resource for the world to see. Read the full transcript here https://bit.ly/2z6dtkO Support the podcast on Patreon http://www.patreon.com/katiepatrick Download free tutorial guides on how to be a world-changing super star at http://katiepatrick.com

    • 1 min
    Urban Heat Islands: The Secret Killer You’ve Never Heard Of, with Jeremy Hoffman PhD

    Urban Heat Islands: The Secret Killer You’ve Never Heard Of, with Jeremy Hoffman PhD

    Did you know that heat waves kill more people than all the other weather-caused fatalities (like from cyclones, floods etc) put together? Cities around the world are getting baking hot. Extreme heat gets a lot worse when you live in the city, because of all the concrete and asphalt and it’s called an Urban Heat Island. In this episode I speak with the very fun and enthusiastic Jeremy Hoffman PhD from the Science Museum of Virginia about an study he conducted that involved getting volunteer drivers and cyclists to ride around the city in Summer wearing a thermometer. What he got was a map of Virginia’s urban heat island. We talk about the frightening dangers of urban heat islands, but also the exciting opportunity we have to use heat data to catalyze a massive revolution in urban greening. The cities of the future are ours to invent. We can all get to work to plant more urban trees, install more green roofs, and turn old car parks into gardens, and really change the world with easy practical contributions to the built environment. Support the podcast at patreon.com/katiepatrick. Download more free resources at katiepatrick.com

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

FilmUser ,

Inspired me to change careers.

This podcast blew my mind. There are so many revelations in these interviews; about the power of measurement, the role behavior psychology plays in everything from energy to food to plastic consumption to waste, how a little gamification can have a huge effect on tens of thousands of people… WOW. If you want to learn how to create an impactful non-profit, are part of the sustainability movement, are looking to create positive environmental change, or would like to understand how to impact people’s sustainable behavior, you will gain so much from listening to this series.

Just the episode about the Urban Heat Island Effect left my jaw on the floor. She's speaking with some of the smartest researchers in the field to dive deep on the measurement of environmental and behavioral data. So cool.

And then buy her book, because it will change your life.

Franciossa ,

Insightful

Katie Patrick’s podcasts are rich with useful information and very insightful, even for veterans of the sustainability movement. I really appreciate the economy with which she conducts her interviews; she avoids frivolous banter, gets right to the point, and asks well thought-out questions. She also listens carefully and ensures she has understood the more complex concepts before moving on, which in turn helps me as a listener. She will occasionally weave in experiences from her life, creating a more dynamic interview, without detracting from the messages conveyed by her subjects.

Jamie Blackwell890 ,

Designer

Katie's work is a really fresh and on-point approach for anyone who is involed in change - her stuff is awesome.

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