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with Host Mira Rubin
050 Heart-Centered Entrepreneurship with Ryland Engelhart of Kiss the Ground
Visionary, film producer, and activist, Ryland Engelhart is guided by the fundamental question, “How can I use my life to awaken more love?” After years as "Mission Fulfillment Officer" and co-owner of the legendary, family owned, plant-based Café Gratitude and Gracias Madre restaurants, Ryland co-founded Kiss the Ground and is now engaged in full time advocacy of regenerative agriculture.
048 ReThinking Energy Policy
If we're going to stop fracking and pipelines, we need future-thinking energy policy.
Tom Gilbert of ReThink Energy NJ joins us to discuss how his organization informs and empowers citizens and decision-makers to support sensible policies to bring about a swift transition to clean, efficient, renewable energy.
Resources and links: https://www.sustainabilitynow.global/2021/05/02/048-rethinking-energy-policy/
Financing the Regenaissance
Co-founders of Possible Planet, Jonathan Cloud and Victoria Zelin are on a mission to finance the transition to a regenerative future by creating strategies to attract capital and investment in clean energy.
Today's conversation is about PACE, (Property Assessed Clean Energy) — a source of financing that:
1) requires no money out of pocket to make clean energy property improvements,
2) pays for itself with clean energy savings and
3) attaches the cost to the property rather than the property owner.
Concrete Solutions to Climate Change
Chris Neidl and The Open Air Collective use open-source software development principles to reverse climate change in their Low Embodied Carbon Concrete Leadership Act (LECCLA) — legislation requiring state agencies to include climate impact during concrete procurement. Low carbon bids are more likely to win the business.
This is a big deal. States' collective buying power could create enough demand for low carbon concrete to broaden its availability in the private sector.
Sustainability Through IT: A Double-Edged Sword
Smart buildings are good right? Adjusting room temperature and lighting based on patterns of use is more efficient, uses less resources and is therefore more sustainable. Collecting more detailed data enables greater refinement of systems and environments. But when is enough, enough? Join us for this provocative conversation about data collection, sustainability and privacy.
Joe Hickey: Godfather of Industrial Hemp
After reinstating the 1942 Kentucky Hemp Growers Association and then inspiring the planting of three feral hemp seeds by Woody Harrelson in the 90's, Joe Hickey has been a primary force behind the legalization of industrial hemp.
A nearly magical plant with over 25,00 uses that include food, fuel, fiber, housing, health, and so much more, industrial hemp p also nutrifies the soil and is thought by many to be the salvation for struggling farmers.
Deeply substantial and amazingly practical
Sustainability Now has quickly become my go-to podcast to discover new ideas and expand my thinking on all things related to Sustainability.
I appreciate the variety of episodes, the super practical takeaways, and the sincerity Mira
Great show Mira
So much wonderful information Mira. Thank you. ♥️🌍♥️
Building a Global Network w Tom Moroz
I really enjoyed listening to this podcast, being in a health and environmentally friendly business some times I feel little bit out of place. Having a community groups that Tom was talking about, where one can join it would be wonderful. Getting this groups of people to support each other’s mission will make changing world more easy.