Episodes
Smart Futures for a Flourishing World, A Paradigm Shift for Achieving Global Sustainability with Author Dr. Claire Nelson. If you could change the trajectory of time, what would you do now to make our world more sustainable to protect the earth and humankind? Claire shares with us her vision of a Smart Future and how we can achieve this by asking 5 basic questions as outlined in her new book. She also helps us understand the importance of our current situation with her creative storytelling...
Published 12/13/21
The Hoosier Environmental Council, how it’s protecting the environment and advocating for policy and economic changes with Executive Director, Jesse Kharbanda. Learn what the HEC is focused on as they work with liberals and conservatives in the state legislature to pursue environmental policy changes. See why they are so passionate about protecting Hoosier wetlands and forests, providing clean drinking water, and promoting Climate Change Solutions. Also, we discuss what Jesse will be doing as...
Published 11/16/21
“ESG” Why is it important and how is it changing the way we do business with CEO Nikos Avlonas founder of the Center for Sustainability and Excellence. Learn how Sustainability reporting has changed over the years, what role the investment community has had on elevating the social awareness of climate change, the need for corporations to report climate risks and sustainability progress more accurately, and how CSE is helping companies prepare and develop Sustainability Programs. Thanks to our...
Published 11/09/21
“Creating a Safety Culture in Today’s Environment” with Dan Blankfeld, VP of Safety for the CBG Building Company. Learn from one of the industry's Safety Professionals who has relied on the support of senior executives, developed quality training programs, established mentor/mentee relationships, and works with field level supervisors and contractors to create a Safety Culture where everyone wins and goes home safe. Thanks to our Sponsors: Regenesis, IHMM, and E-Tank #safety #safetytraining...
Published 11/02/21
“Cut Super Climate Pollutants Now!” In Alan Miller’s new book, we discuss what are they and why do they matter in this episode. Alan was one of the earliest activists for ozone layer protection, including helping Dr. Rowland promote the importance of bans on CFCs to avoid increases in skin cancer and cataracts. He teamed up with co-authors Stephen Andersen and Durwood Zaelke to explain the importance of reducing four key pollutants as a means of rapidly slowing global warming. You will want...
Published 10/26/21
Dr. Sylvia Earle, a NatGeo Explorer, discusses her new book “Ocean a Global Odyssey”, her work with Mission Blue as the president and chairman, and our need to protect the Oceans. Long recognized as one of the world's top experts on ocean science and conservation, she is passionate about protecting the marine life and the ocean to help address climate change. Called "Her Deepness" by The New Yorker and the New York Times, a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress, and a "First Hero for...
Published 10/02/21
“Future Energy” How Companies are Transforming and Preparing for the next Energy Transition with Tej Gidda.  He is currently GHD’s Global Leader for Future Energy, focusing the firm’s efforts on the transition in energy systems towards a lower-carbon future. Learn how companies are preparing for a Future Energy transformation and how they are planning to get to Net Zero through various carbon reduction strategies and sustainability goals. If you want to learn more about what types of future...
Published 09/21/21
Robert Bilott, the attorney behind the movie “Dark Waters” and the author of the book “Exposure”, talks about the case against DuPont, PFAS litigation, the state of PFAS regulations, what still needs to be done to protect citizens from chronic exposure Forever Chemicals, and his 20 plus fight bringing justice to those affected by PFAS contamination like the ones in Parkersburg, West Virginia in this exciting episode. Thanks to our Sponsors: Cascade Environmental, the Institute of Hazardous...
Published 08/24/21
Forever Chemicals known as PFAS, are a class of man-made per-and polyfluroalkyl substances that persist in the environment and don’t break down. PFAS chemicals have been around for over 70 years and have been unregulated by the EPA for decades. Authors LeeAnn Racz and David Kempisty document in this book, "Forever Chemicals" Environmental, Economic, and Social Equity Concerns with PFAS in the Environment, the challenges with analytical testing, risk assessments, regulatory implications,...
Published 08/18/21
As a practicing environmental lawyer, Joel Burcat writes environmental legal thrillers that are both electrifying and accurate. Burcat has completed five novels. Three of them are environmental legal thrillers, DRINK TO EVERY BEAST, AMID RAGE, and STRANGE FIRE. Both Drink to Every Beast and Amid Rage are published by Headline Books and are available at bookstores, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble in paperback and electronic formats. If you are looking for an exciting environmental legal...
Published 07/13/21
The 2021 Annual Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) Conference is July 25-28, 2021. Rebecca (Becky) Neal is the Chair of the AHMP and talks about what you can expect from this year’s virtual conference.  Learn what informative topics you need to hear about, who is going to be presenting, how you can earn your continuing education units (CEUs) or continuous maintenance points (CMPs), and how to register for this exciting event. Also, if interest in obtaining your CHMM...
Published 07/07/21
HomeBiogas is the ultimate organic waste biodigestion system for home and small commercial applications. Oshik Efrati, CEO and Founder of HomeBiogas, explains how the biodigestion system works and why this is the best organic waste "Upcycling" product on the market. Learn how HomeBiogas is helping people around the world generating their own renewable natural gas from organic waste and producing free and clean cooking gas for their households and businesses. Plus, users get the added benefit...
Published 06/15/21
Learn about organic recycling strategies, challenges, and how it fits into ESG programs with Ryan Cooper, Director of Circular Economy Solutions and the Organics Recycling Lead at Rubicon.  We discuss why composting is a great option for many companies looking to divert their organic waste from landfill. Learn how circular economy practices are not as difficult as one might think and can have a huge benefit on the environment and a company’s bottom line. We discuss how state and federal...
Published 06/09/21
Learn how LastObject is eliminating single use personal care products with Co-Founder Isabel Agaard. Her mission is to create durable and well-designed products that are reusable. When she and her team discovered the harmful effects of single-use cotton swabs on the environment, they started working on a solution to fix it. They first produced Last Swab and then followed it up with LastTissue, which aims to bring the handkerchief back and stop the waste caused by single-use tissues; then they...
Published 06/02/21
Learn why E-Tank is the fastest and most reliable equipment rental companies in the industry with James Busch and Andrew Morris. Thanks to our sponsors: IHMM, E-Tank, and Cascade Environmental
Published 05/26/21
Ron Gonen, CEO of Closed Loop Partners and Author of his new book “The Waste Free World” talks about his experience as an entrepreneur when he started RecycleBank and then became the Deputy Commissioner of Sanitation, Recycling, and Sustainability in New York City that eventually led him to start Closed Loop Partners where he focuses on strategically investing in companies that are involved with building the Circular Economy. We discuss what led him to write his new book and how we ended up...
Published 05/17/21
Food Waste is one of the leading sources of greenhouse gas and a major problem in society. It’s the dirty little secret not many talk about. Pete Pearson, Senior Director of Food Loss and Waste at the World Wildlife Fund, sheds light on the contributing factors that cause the food waste, the side effects of over consumption, and the lack of an efficient production and distribution systems that would improve the way we grow, transport, and consume food. Learn how bad the food waste problem...
Published 05/11/21
PFAS is one of the hottest topics in the industry. Can you say Parts Per Quadrillion! In this episode we talk with Taryn McKnight, the PFAS Practice Leader for Eurofins.  We cover PFAS regulatory concerns related to how States and the EPA are addressing this emerging contaminant of concern. We dig into laboratory testing and sampling challenges as well as the need for more defined analytical testing methods.  Other topics covered include the need for more product and toxicological testing,...
Published 05/04/21
Bart E’des explains the concept of Using Strategic Foresight to prepare for the Next Big Disruption in his new book. Learn the importance of implementing Strategic Foresight and how it can help organizations better prepare for the future.  You will also learn how Foresight improves governance by providing a structured way of exploring different plausible futures, and the challenges and possibilities they could present.  As part of the Foresight methodology see why the horizon (or environment)...
Published 04/27/21
Scott Wisher and Eliot Cooper talks about the Secret to Proper In Situ Remedial Strategies and their experience working with challenging geologic lithologies. We also discuss what information is needed to properly design a remedial approach that will deliver the most effective outcomes by utilizing advanced delivery techniques and Cascade Environmental's proprietary chemical blends. Learn how In Situ Remediation is one of the most effective ways to address source removal and source...
Published 04/20/21
Dr. Cole Thompson talks about what the USGA is doing to support the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and owners with environmental and sustainability educations and training.  More importantly Dr. Thompson discusses his role at the USGA as he leads the Turfgrass and Environmental Research Program, which supports and conducts research to improve sustainability and advance Turfgrass science principles that enhance management practices for golf courses.  Learn why Golf...
Published 04/13/21
CEO Bill Hunter talks about his experience leading companies in the Remedial Contracting, Emergency Response, and Waste Disposal business. Over the past 8 years he has led companies through mergers and acquisitions and has learned a lot along the way. Learn how Bill has used these experiences to start Terra Nova Solutions in December of 2018, and as the CEO has assembled a solid team in a short period of time to position the company for future growth in the ever growing Environmental...
Published 04/06/21
As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IHMM, Gene Guilford leads and supervises the daily operation of the Institute, its staff, and its strategic initiatives. We talk about his experience leading the organization, their mission, why industry credentials are a differentiator, and the various credential programs the IHMM offers to practicing professionals in the hazardous materials, health, safety, and dangerous goods communities of practice. We also learn how the IHMM is developing young...
Published 04/02/21
Co-Editors/Authors Dr. Deb Morrison and Tom Bowman lay out the Strategic Planning Framework and Goals that the Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) community members put together in a collaborative effort as part of the global climate treaty’s mission established by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and it is offspring, the historic Paris Agreement in their new book Empowering Climate Action in the United States. They describe the process that created the...
Published 03/23/21