Mastering Sustainability offers mini masterclasses on a myriad of topics that fall under the vast umbrella of Sustainability. Hosted by Okeanos Sustainable Partnerships Manager, Madeline Armstrong, who holds a masters degree in Sustainable Business, and co-host Degredation Innovation Director Ray Loflin, Mastering Sustainability brings together experts and academics to break down topics that many emerging sustainability professionals have yet to master.
S1-E05: Re-thinking Restaurant Waste
On Episode 5 of Mastering Sustainability, we welcome Matt Wampler, CEO of Clear Cogs, an AI solution helping restaurants tackle food waste. With years of experience in Food & Beverage, Matt asks us to take a look at the intersection of food waste and sustainability, the pivotal role line-level operators play in believing in and pushing for new technologies, and the need for innovation to be simple to understand and immediate in order to make real change.
S1-E04: Diplomacy Delivers
On Episode 4 of Mastering Sustainability, we welcome our very own Martina Hauser, Chief Government Affairs Officer at Okeanos. Martina brings a myriad of life experiences to the pod from her extensive career crisscrossing public affairs as Chief Climate Negotiator for the Italian government to her time with the United Nations, and now driving change from within the private sector. In this episode, we’ll tackle the role of science in positions of power, replicating climate strategies around the world, and the importance of countries coming together for global change.
S1-E03: Advocacy in Action
On Episode 3 of Mastering Sustainability, we welcome Heidi Sanborn, founding director of the National Stewardship Action Council (NSAC) and the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC), two organizations that advocate for equitable circular economy. Heidi joins us for a fiery, candid chat about about the evolution of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation, California’s new SB54 law, and the role of consumers in driving legislative change.
S1-E02: The ABC's and SDG's of Sustainability
In episode 2, we’re chatting with Claudia Herbert Colfer, USA Head of Programming for the UN Global Compact Network (UNGC). Together, we take a bite out of the alphabet soup of acronyms that is the sustainability space, gain a better understanding of the different organs of the UN, and break down the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's). In the Masters Class section of the pod, we’ll turn our focus to what’s actually being accomplished in the private sector to tackle the issues facing all of us today.
In episode 1, we sit down with Dr. Claudia Townsend, associate professor of Marketing at the Miami Herbert Business School, University of Miami and an expert in consumer behavior and decision-making. In the first 20 minutes of the mini-class, we discuss the most common indicators of greenwashing, and the role nutrition labels have played in changing the way we communicate science to consumers. In the Masters Class portion of the pod, we tackle greenwashing across different sustainability sectors and concepts including carbon offsets and the race to net zero, as well as the importance of cultural capital.
Great topics and discussion
Wow! Been waiting for a podcast such as this! Excited to listen to more
I struggle to find podcasts on sustainability and am loving this series so far!
An honest dive into a murky topic with people genuinely looking to make sense of it all. A gray investment of time.