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A community of innovators, activists, and government leaders in the world of sustainability. Each week, Preston Poag interviews leaders of sustainability to discuss their successes, failures, and lessons learned in the pursuit of a greener world.

The Green Hour Preston Poag Jr.

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

A community of innovators, activists, and government leaders in the world of sustainability. Each week, Preston Poag interviews leaders of sustainability to discuss their successes, failures, and lessons learned in the pursuit of a greener world.

    Workplace Culture and DEI Initiatives with Marissa Andrada, Former Chief People and Inclusion Officer at Chipotle

    Workplace Culture and DEI Initiatives with Marissa Andrada, Former Chief People and Inclusion Officer at Chipotle

    On this episode of The Green Hour, we sit down with Marissa Andrada to understand how to build strong organizational cultures. Marissa, the former Chief People and Inclusion Officer at Chipotle, brings a wealth of experience from her roles as Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Chief Resources Officer at Kate Spade & Company, Senior Vice President of Partner Resources for Starbucks Coffee Company, and Senior Vice President of Human Resources at GameStop Corporation, among others. Join us as we delve into her insights on fostering strong workplace cultures, gaining an understanding of effective Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (DEI) initiatives, and discovering how you can become a catalyst for positive change in your organization.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Designing Impactful ESG Reports with Kimber Flynn, Founder of Indiblu Creative

    Designing Impactful ESG Reports with Kimber Flynn, Founder of Indiblu Creative

    On today's episode of The Green Hour, we take you behind the scenes of ESG Reporting, focusing on the intricacies of the design process. Our special guest is Kimber Flynn, the Founder of Indiblu Creative, a firm dedicated to ESG, Sustainability, and Annual digital reporting. With her expertise in branding, business development, and design, Kimber has shaped award-winning online publications and microsites, leaving a significant impact on companies like Delta Air Lines, Estee Lauder, Carter’s, Expedia, and New York Life. Join us as we unravel the significance of ESG reports in fostering transparency, offering an exclusive peek into the design process, and envisioning the future with microsites.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Educating Corporate Teams on Sustainability with Nadine Gudz, Practice Lead, Strategy at NATUR&D

    Educating Corporate Teams on Sustainability with Nadine Gudz, Practice Lead, Strategy at NATUR&D

    On today's episode of The Green Hour, we unravel the strategies for educating teams on sustainability within large companies. We dive into the vital role education plays in fostering sustainable practices, the significance of community engagement for corporations, and strategies for launching sustainability education programs. Joining us is Nadine Gudz, Practice Lead for Strategy at NATUR&D, a nature-inspired research and development firm. Nadine is a seasoned sustainability leader in academia and the private sector. She is a 2019 Clean50 honouree in Education & Thought Leadership. In her career, she has led corporate sustainability strategy, partnership development and employee engagement initiatives for large-scale organizations. Tune in for a conversation on the intersection of sustainability, education, and leadership.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Turning Trash into Opportunity with Damon Carson, Founder of repurposedMATERIALS

    Turning Trash into Opportunity with Damon Carson, Founder of repurposedMATERIALS

    On today's episode of the Green Hour, we walk into the world of repurposing goods, exploring the work of repurposedMATERIALS. Joining us is Damon Carson, Founder and President of repurposedMATERIALS, often dubbed the "industrial thrift store," that operates across the U.S., and its goal is to reuse existing materials from industry–everything from fire hoses and barrels to brand-new products that different companies might not want to use. By acting as a middleman between companies, Repurposed Materials diverts millions of tons of waste from being landfilled. Sometimes referred to as a waste speculator or a materials gambler, Carson has made a career out of finding value in the discarded. Join us for a fascinating discussion about the environmental impact of repurposing and how this simple practice can make a big difference.

    • 59 min
    Rebuilding Eastern Kentucky after Coal with Colby Hall, Executive Director for Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR)

    Rebuilding Eastern Kentucky after Coal with Colby Hall, Executive Director for Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR)

    On today's episode of the Green Hour, we explore the journey of Eastern Kentucky, a region that once thrived as a coal-producing hub and now grapples with the effects of the coal industry's decline. Joining us is Colby Hall, Executive Director of Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR), a nonprofit serving the 54 Appalachian Regional Commissions counties of Eastern Kentucky. In this conversation, learn about SOAR's blueprint for Appalachia, addressing health challenges, community initiatives, digital equity, and inclusion, all while envisioning the future of Eastern Kentucky.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Rolling out the Green Carpet in the Event Industry with Anthony Dittmann, Founder of Kilowatt Events

    Rolling out the Green Carpet in the Event Industry with Anthony Dittmann, Founder of Kilowatt Events

    On today's episode of the Green Hour, we explore the dynamic world of events with a focus on sustainability with Anthony Dittmann, Founder of Kilowatt Events. Kilowatt Events is an industry leader, orchestrating high-profile events from televised sporting spectacles to red carpets. Acting as general contractors, they have an extensive client list that includes some of the most recognizable names in the entertainment and corporate worlds, such as the NFL and ESPN.
    About the guest
    Anthony Dittmann founded Kilowatt Events after a 15-year career leading event operations for ESPN. He has been recognized on BizBash's top 1000 people in the US event industry, specifically in the Sustainability and Social Responsibility category. Beyond Kilowatt Events, Anthony is a co-founder of Cerobins and the creator of a new sport called OmegaBall.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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The Green Hour with Emma Ernst from GreenMet was excellent. Good questioning from Preston. Emma had great command of the subject. GreenMet is doing good work that benefits all of us down the road. Great job.

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