David Gottfried is best known as the father of the global green building movement, having founded both the U.S. Green Building Council and the World Green Building Council (with GBCs in over 100 countries). He’s a catalyst for transformational start-ups, collaboration and inspiration. Gottfried is an entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker and modern art painter.
Episode 76 - Joel Makower
This episode of Regen360 features the greenbiz warrior and strategic thought leader Joel Makower. Joel was one of the first green business journalists, starting four decades ago, and up through this day, he’s continually pushing us to break through paradigms that degrade and invent those that flourish. He is the Chairman and Co-founder of GreenBiz Group, lead author of the annual “State of Green Business” report, and The New Grand Strategy: Restoring America’s Prosperity, Security and Sustainability in the 21st Century.
The interview is inspiring and can help show us a path forward in 2022. We talk about:
ESG growing pains as we define concrete standards, and emerge out of the “Wild West.” As Joel says: “It’s all about scale, scope and speed of change.” “Who’s in the tent?” Are there good and bad green businesses, or is it about getting all to be part of the conversation? Is it about making more money, or managing risk? We need Elon Musks in every industry, “willing to jump off the cliff, bring others along, and create something the world really needs by orders of magnitude.” Joel quotes Steven Covey, that “change happens at the speed of trust.” How do we accelerate trust: in our own visions, inventions, stakeholders, investors, the public and governments?
Episode 75 - Amory Lovins
Our interview featuring Amory Lovins, the foremost energy efficiency guru in the world [IMHO]. Amory invented the concept of “negawatt” - meaning a watt of energy saved through efficiency replaces a watt of generated energy, but without the huge negative environmental impact, and a higher return on investment.
Amory talks to David about why the human brain can’t easily comprehend the benefits of designing without (i.e. efficiency instead of mechanical systems), COP26 achievements, the latest and coolest climate technologies Amory is seeing, and why Amory has dedicated more than four decades of service to helping us not only wake up, but actually survive; something Amory calls “applied hope.”
Episode 74 - Ashok Gupta
David’s interview with Ashok Gupta, a Senior Energy Economist at NRDC for Climate and Clean Energy who served on New York City’s Sustainable Energy Policy Task Force under Michael Bloomberg. Ashok’s work has been highly recognized including the ACEEE lifetime achievement award. In our informal free flowing conversation, Ashok and I touch upon the importance of the building envelope, integrating renewable energy, and reflections on the COP26 Glasgow Summit.
Episode 73 - Paul Hawken
David is joined by Paul Hawken, one of the world’s foremost natural capitalism and sustainability gurus on his new book Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation.
Episode 72 - Dr. Alan Christianson
David is joined by Dr. Alan Christianson, a NY Times best-selling author of several books including his new book The Metabolism Reset Diet. He is a Phoenix based Naturopathic physician, father of 2 kids, and a lover of research and natural health. Join the conversation as they discuss the inner workings of the liver and the daily changes we can make to improve metabolism.
Episode 71 - David Gottfried
Join David Gottfried as he kicks off the new year talking about new goals and a new vision for 2019. Be inspired as David encourages you to write down some thoughts and goals that you would like accomplish in the new year.
Heather from Connecticut
David Gottfried is one of America's brightest visionary lights. His podcasts are fascinating and inspiring. Cannot recommend highly enough. A clarion call to the regenerative future!
Everything, Everything, Everything
This podcast is relevant, timely and meaningful. As I do, you look at at the world from a triple bottom line perspective that is so important for everyone to understand. Your questions are spot on. The only issue I have is the sound. If you can improve your sound quality, your technical element will be as great as your content. Best of luck.
Deeply devoted Humans
The interview with Mahesh was wonderful. What a brilliant and inspired man! As always, I look forward to your upcoming interviews. Again, much gratitude for your work. Dr Sara too! - Rahjta