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.
Compostable Underwear with Stacy Grace
Stacy Grace is the pioneering woman behind KENT, the first plastic-free underwear, so natural it’s compostable. Stacy has made it her mission to remove plastics in underwear, and create cleaner clothes for consumers and the planet in an industry plagued with synthetic materials. Made with GOTs certified cotton, KENT’s separates are just as soft and durable as the cotton underwear and shirts in your drawer, but just better for you. The elastic is made with plants, making them so natural they can be composted (and are LA Compost verified).
EV Universe with Mike Dull
Michael Dull is the founder and President of EVUniverse.com and host of the Plug in for More podcast. An auto enthusiast from a young age, Michael has since grown into a serial entrepreneur in various industries. He started his career as a pharmacist, spending time with multiple companies developing, testing, and implementing mobile applications and websites for chain pharmacies. His whole life Michael has been focused on vehicles of all kinds, specifically buying and selling of sports cars and luxury vehicles. His passion for electric vehicles started in 2008 after seeing the original Tesla roadster and its performance compared to its internal combustion counterparts. Following his passion, today, Michael owns 4 electric vehicles including an original 2010 Tesla Roadster 2.5 sport, one of 500 built. Combining Michael’s passion for electric vehicles and entrepreneurial experience has led him to create EV Universe- a marketplace to help educate potential buyers about EV’s.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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.
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.