77 episodes

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.

Regen360: Creating a Green Legacy David Gottfried

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

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 77 - Majora Carter

    Episode 77 - Majora Carter

    Community is an essential foundation for sustainability and equity. I believe the spirit of change starts inside, and then in our homes, and then radiates outwards to our neighbors and shared community, expanding out to the Earth where we share the air, water, soil and precious life sustaining resources.
     
    I’m thrilled to interview Majora Carter on her brand new book called Reclaiming Community: You Don’t have to move out of your neighborhood to live in a better one. Majora is a true inspiration and source of hope for us as we regroup to address systematic inequality. She is the Executive Director of Sustainable South Bronx, a MacArthur Fellow and winner of the prestigious Peabody Award. We met when Majora served on the Board of the U.S. Green Building Council. I first heard her speak at GreenBuild and was deeply moved by her incredible passion, vision and guidance for sustainable communities.
     
    This interview with Majora is important to me on many levels, including that my parents grew up in the Bronx, about three miles from where Majora was born, and the community that is the main case study for her vital book. In our conversation, we discuss how to regenerate our communities, especially those where success typically meant leaving home to seek greener pastures. Majora shows us that this practice isn’t necessary and can be reversed. 
    We discuss:
    The shame and regret when Majora felt she had to leave the Bronx to be more successful. The importance of creating the infrastructure to help residents aspire for beauty and wealth: economically, emotionally and spiritually. That gentrification isn’t always “success” and that we don’t need to escape. We talk about a higher passion, spirit that calls us and inspires us to create our own ministries. I have felt this calling deeply for decades since I first began to work in green building in 1991, and later helped found the green building council movement. The importance of mentors. Community isn’t just a place, it’s an activity. Majora’s Community Development Retention Model, adapted from leading corporations.  Majora’s Equation: Idea to Reality = Discipline + Hard Work + Time + [Love]

    • 38 min
    Episode 76 - Joel Makower

    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?

    • 46 min
    Episode 75 - Amory Lovins

    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.”

    • 46 min
    Episode 74 - Ashok Gupta

    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.

    • 44 min
    Episode 73 - Paul Hawken

    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.

    • 42 min
    Episode 72 - Dr. Alan Christianson

    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.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Hcferris ,

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!

Meltz77 ,

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.

Rahjta Ren ,

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

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