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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 Talks Kevin Sofen & James Armour

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 75 Ratings

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 #14: Protecting the Ocean with Data, NFT’s and the Human Spirit with Jeremy McKane

    SDG #14: Protecting the Ocean with Data, NFT’s and the Human Spirit with Jeremy McKane

    Jeremy McKane is an artist who has passion for the environment with a direct focus on ocean issues, particularly in the past several years. He is an active Explorers Club Member and the CEO of OCN.ai, an autonomous network of marine robots that automate enforcement at sea. Jeremy talks about how his work with NFTs - or "non fungible tokens" - is funding the removal of munitions from the ocean as well as some misconceptions about overfishing and what we can do as a society to address the problem from multiple angles.

    In this episode:

    - Why nature preserves in the ocean work for long-term conservation
    - Using non fungible tokens (NFT’s) to fight for ocean conservation
    - Breaking down misconceptions about fishing

    Website: https://www.jeremymckane.com/about/

    • 45 min
    SDG 17: Empathy, Teaching and Partnerships in Selma, AL with Candice Pettaway

    SDG 17: Empathy, Teaching and Partnerships in Selma, AL with Candice Pettaway

    Candice is a native of Selma, AL of Dallas County in the Black Belt Region. Candice is a multifaceted educator with deep ties to and passion for community organizing. Her experiences include being a literacy coach with Tuscaloosa City Schools, an adjunct instructor at Wallace State Community College and an Instructional Coach for Selma City Schools. Candice is the founder and CEO of her newly founded LLC C-Celestial Solutions.

    In this episode:

    - Meet people where they are

    - Deploy empathy and get to know the people

    - Start with good intent

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candice-pettaway-45528213b/ 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candice.pettaway 

    Unleash Hacks USA: https://www.unleashhacksusa.com/

    • 42 min
    UNLEASH HACKS USA: Bringing Life to the Forgotten Side of Lowndes County with Perman Hardy

    UNLEASH HACKS USA: Bringing Life to the Forgotten Side of Lowndes County with Perman Hardy

    What is it like to actually get stuff done in Lowndes County Alabama?  It isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible.  Perman Hardy can teach you a thing or two.  For those participating in the UNLEASH 2021 USA Hack on sanitation issues in the Alabama black belt, this is a useful episode to build empathy and awareness.

    Perman Hardy grew up in a family of sharecroppers and has worked for decades as an advocate to improve the lives of people within Lowndes County.  She has recently stepped into the role of board chair for the Lowndes County Unincorporated Wastewater Project.  Through the hard work of their team, they have obtained grants (to the tune of $2.9M) to supply engineered onsite wastewater treatment systems for low income homeowners with failing or non-existent systems.

    You should also consider watching this powerful video https://vimeo.com/346751909.

    To stay in touch with the UNELASH USA hack please visit https://www.unleashhacksusa.com/

    In this episode:

    - Challenges and opportunities to working in rural communities

    - Moving from “Straight Pipes” to sustainable waste water systems

    - Less talk, more action for Lowndes County

    - A message to everyone that wants to help

    Relevant articles: https://www.nola.com/nation_world/article_c9e95207-f612-5809-8109-0a4e80ff5575.html 

    • 30 min
    UNLEASH HACKS USA with Lindsey Broderick and Anniestacia Miskel

    UNLEASH HACKS USA with Lindsey Broderick and Anniestacia Miskel

    UNLEASH is a global initiative committed to bringing the world’s top talents together to share ideas, build networks, and create solutions to help reach the Sustainable Development Goals. UNLEASH brings together young people from across the world for an annual innovation lab, organizes local hacks, and supports ongoing capacity building and solution implementation.

    The UNLEASH USA 2021 hack will focus on developing sustainable, equitable solutions for sanitation issues in Alabama's black belt region

    To learn more about all the UNLEASH hacks please visit: https://unleash.org/hacks/

    To sign up for the UNLEASH USA hack please visit https://www.unleashhacksusa.com/

    Speakers:

    Lindsey Broderick's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindseybroderick/

    Anniestacia Miskel's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anniestacia-miskel-454781161/

    • 31 min
    SDG #17: Building a Better World through Social Entrepreneurship with Jordan Wolken

    SDG #17: Building a Better World through Social Entrepreneurship with Jordan Wolken

    Jordan Wolken is the Global President of Bridges for Enterprise (BfE), a non-profit that provides pro bono advisory services to early-stage social enterprises in the developing world. Through their multi-stage Incubation Programme, BfE provides value-added consulting, finance, legal and technical services over 6-8 months to help their clients scale and grow their impact. With the support of an expansive network of students and professionals, BfE has supported over 90 social enterprise startups from 30+ countries on their journey to advance the UN SDGs.

    In this episode:

    - Access to support for social enterprises in underserved markets
    - The ‘why’ behind Bridges for Enterprise
    - Uniting disparate people behind BfE’s cause to advance the UN SDGs
    - Making social impact the ‘norm’ and not an afterthought

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordanwolken/

    • 24 min
    SDG #14: Using Climate Psychology for Climate Action with Gerdien de Vries

    SDG #14: Using Climate Psychology for Climate Action with Gerdien de Vries

    As a climate psychologist, Dr. De Vries studies climate-related issues – such as the energy transition and reducing carbon emissions – from a behavioral perspective. De Vries obtained her Ph.D. at Leiden University as a Social Psychologist in the field of Climate and Energy.

    In this episode:

    - Climate Psychology

    - Multi disciplinary approach to climate action

    - How to approach sustainability & profitability

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gerdienengel/?originalSubdomain=nl

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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75 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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