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SDG Talks Podcast highlights Change Makers and their work around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our passion is to highlight people and organizations that work towards the 17 goals that will transform the world into a more equitable place for everyone.
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SDG Talks Kevin Sofen & James Armour

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SDG Talks Podcast highlights Change Makers and their work around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our passion is to highlight people and organizations that work towards the 17 goals that will transform the world into a more equitable place for everyone.
Got a good story? Send us an email at sdgtalkspodcast@gmail.com or visit us at www.SDGTalksPodcast.com

    SDG 6 | Wisconsin Water Week: Networking for Conservation and Change | Grace Hasse, Ally Spang, and Kirsten James

    SDG 6 | Wisconsin Water Week: Networking for Conservation and Change | Grace Hasse, Ally Spang, and Kirsten James

    Why attend Wisconsin Water Week?

    Thanks for joining us for another episode of highlighting change makers and their inspirational work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    In this episode:


    How does Wisconsin Water Week provide an opportunity for collaboration, learning, and networking?


    What workshops and hands-on opportunities help attendees learn about various topics related to water management?
    Why is it important to take a holistic approach and share best practices to address climate change and invasive species?

    Click play now to soak up what Grace Hasse, Ally Spang, and Kirsten James have to share about Wisconsin Water Week!

    Let’s get SDG Talking!!

    Do you have a good story or want to collaborate? Send us an email at sdgtalkspodcast@gmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

    And don’t forget to check out our Virtual Roundtables on our ⁠⁠⁠⁠website⁠⁠⁠⁠.

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    • 33 min
    SDG 6 | Navigating Wisconsin's Waters: Collaborative Strategies for Lake Conservation | Eric Olson

    SDG 6 | Navigating Wisconsin's Waters: Collaborative Strategies for Lake Conservation | Eric Olson

    The innovative strategies behind Wisconsin Water Week:

    Thanks for joining us for another episode of highlighting change makers and their inspirational work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    In this episode:


    How can communities balance self-interest with collective environmental responsibility to effectively manage natural resources like lakes and rivers?
    In what ways can personal experiences and stories, like those shared at Wisconsin Water Week, influence and enhance our approach to environmental conservation and mental health?
    What role can and should farmer-led initiatives play in watershed management, and how can different stakeholders collaborate to address challenges like nonpoint source pollution?

    Dive in with Eric Olson - the Director and Lakes Specialist at Extinction Lakes at the University of Wisconsin's College of Natural Resources.

    Eric assists communities and non-governmental organizations in their natural resource stewardship efforts by developing leadership and community capacity to address challenges and problems related to sustainable natural resource use. Interpreting research related to ecological and community resiliency and conveying significant results to relevant publics.

    He delves into the history and significance of Wisconsin Water Week, emphasizing the state's unique approach to lake management and conservation through community involvement and local governance, and much more...

    So hit play now to hear what he has to share!

    Let’s get SDG Talking!!

    Do you have a good story or want to collaborate? Send us an email at sdgtalkspodcast@gmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

    And don’t forget to check out our Virtual Roundtables on our ⁠⁠⁠website⁠⁠⁠.

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    • 35 min
    SDG 3 | Embracing Sun Safety: Laura's Journey Beyond Melanoma | Laura Sofen

    SDG 3 | Embracing Sun Safety: Laura's Journey Beyond Melanoma | Laura Sofen

    Pale is healthy and tan does not always equal beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us for another episode of highlighting change makers and their inspirational work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    In this episode:


    The dangers from overexposure to Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and tanning beds
    How to have a healthy relationship with the sun
    Sun safety tips and habits including protective clothing, hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen

    We are joined by Laura Sofen who shares her melanoma diagnosis story and emphasizes the importance of sun safety.

    She highlights her journey from melanoma diagnosis to becoming an advocate for skin health. Laura, alongside her sister Rebecca, created an Instagram page @sun_safety_sisters to share sun safety tips, UPF clothing recommendations, and more.

    Follow along with them on Instagram and help them throw shade at skin cancer!

    Let’s get SDG Talking!!

    Do you have a good story or want to collaborate? Send us an email at sdgtalkspodcast@gmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

    And don’t forget to check out our Virtual Roundtables on our ⁠⁠website⁠⁠.

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    • 23 min
    SDG 6 | Navigating 2024 Wisconsin Water Week: Collaborating for Wisconsin's Aquatic Future | Sara Windjue & Amy Kowalski

    SDG 6 | Navigating 2024 Wisconsin Water Week: Collaborating for Wisconsin's Aquatic Future | Sara Windjue & Amy Kowalski

    A sneak peek of the Wisconsin Lakes & Rivers Convention – a cornerstone of Water Week:

    Welcome back SDG Talkers!! Thanks for joining us for another episode of highlighting change makers and their inspirational work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)!

    In this episode:


    The history & evolution of Wisconsin Water Week
    Why you should participate in the Wisconsin Water Week experience
    A chance to explore the biggest threats & opportunities around Wisconsin’s waterways

    Hear from Wisconsin Water Week speakers Sara Windjue & Amy Kowalski.

    Sara is a Leadership & Capacity Development Specialist while Amy is a Communications Specialist, Extension Lakes in the College of Natural Resources at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

    Both of their careers have been dedicated to environmental education and sustainability, and both are passionate about bringing attention to encouraging others to preserve the legacy of Wisconsin's lakes.

    So hit play now to get the inside scoop!

    Episode Resources:


    Wisconsin Water Week Lake & Rivers Convention

    Let’s get SDG Talking!!

    Got a good story or want to collaborate? Send us an email at sdgtalkspodcast@gmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

    And don’t forget to check out our Virtual Roundtables on our ⁠website⁠!

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    • 43 min
    SDG 3 | The Soul Moves First - A Spotlight on the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Hospital in Chicago | Allen Heinemann

    SDG 3 | The Soul Moves First - A Spotlight on the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Hospital in Chicago | Allen Heinemann

    Help Kevin reach his fundraising goal before the Chicago Marathon on 10/8/23! (link below:)

    Welcome back SDG Talkers!! Thanks for joining us for another episode of highlighting change makers and their inspirational work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)!

    In this episode:


    Where do your donations to Kevin's Chicago Marathon fundraiser go?
    What makes Shirley Ryan AbilityLab the top rehab hospital in the world?
    Examples of using technology to support & empower each patient throughout the road to recovery

    Find out from Dr. Allen Heinemann - the Director of the AbilityLab's Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research (CROR)

    Dr. Heinemann conducts health services research with a focus on developing and applying outcome measures in rehabilitation care. His team developed the Rehabilitation Measures Database to help clinicians and scientists select instruments for patient care and research applications.

    Hit play now to discover a broader perspective on what it means to empower people in need!

    And don't forget to DONATE TO THE SHIRLEY RYAN ABILITYLAB by visiting this link!

    Let’s get SDG Talking!!

    Got a good story or want to collaborate? Send us an email at sdgtalkspodcast@gmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

    And don’t forget to check out our Virtual Roundtables on our website!

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    • 31 min
    SDG 6 & 17 | Global-local Citizen & Community Engagement with IWA Young Water Professional Chapters | Isabela Espíndola

    SDG 6 & 17 | Global-local Citizen & Community Engagement with IWA Young Water Professional Chapters | Isabela Espíndola

    Welcome back SDG Talkers!! Thanks for joining us for another episode of highlighting change makers and their inspirational work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)!

    In This Episode:


    How the IWA Young Water Professional works nationally around the world
    Insights into IWA Emerging Water Leaders Forum in Rwanda

    Hear from Isabela Espíndola who has over 10 years of experience in international relations and environmental issues.

    She holds a PhD in Human Geography, an MSc. in Environmental Sciences and a BA in International Relations and Economics. Isabela has also been a passionate advocate for Women & Youth's effective engagement, especially in the global arena.

    At the International Water Association (IWA), she is the focal point for Young Water Professionals and regulators communities within IWA, working to create cohesive forces for collaborations and among different stakeholders.

    Resources:


    Isabela Battistello Espíndola - Google Acadêmico
    Isabela's Instagram and Twitter

    Let’s get SDG Talking!!

    Got a good story or want to collaborate? Send us an email at sdgtalkspodcast@gmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

    And don’t forget to check out our Virtual Roundtables on our website!

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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Femipv ,

Amazing!!

Great work by Kevin and James trying to breakdown different aspects of SDGs! There’s always something new to learn in every episode. Highly recommend!

TheRealDMish ,

Great and easy listen!

Informative and very easy listen. I love this podcast!

Spenny P ,

Amazing content!

I could listen to these two talk sustainability for hours!

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