Episodes
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
We explore how Solar Energy is helping address Climate Change concerns with Jennifer Mrzlack President of PSG Energy Group and Michaela Bell. We discuss the trends they see in the Solar industry and what its like working with utilities to connect their client systems to the grid. We also learn how solar energy works and how it can be beneficial to reducing utility costs for industrial, commercial, and governmental entities. We break down what goes into evaluating if your facility is a good...
Published 02/24/21
Discussion with Tom Bowman about his new book “What is solving the climate crisis was simple” which is part of the “Resetting our Future” books series. We tackle questions like: Are we too late to solve the Climate Crisis, what can individuals do to take action, and what does it means for the US to rejoin the Paris Agreement.  We boil this all down to its most basic and fundamental issue, how do we solve the Climate Crisis?, which is summarized with this simple premise, “Stop burning fossil...
Published 02/06/21
Tim Ward, Publisher of the Resetting Our Future Book Series, talks about how he came up with the idea for this series. How he selected the amazing authors and topics for the book series. Tim says, at this critical moment in history, with a pandemic raging, we have an opportunity for a Great Reset - to choose a different future. This series provides a platform for pragmatic thought leaders to share their vision for change based on their deep expertise. For communities and nations struggling...
Published 01/19/21
Terracycle and Loop are changing the way we think about recycling. They are creating a recycling ecosystem through their Loop platform that includes some of the biggest manufacturers and suppliers in the world. They only recycle materials, nothing is landfilled or incinerated. Tom Szaky, the Founder/CEO of Terracycle and Loop, describes how purposeful entrepreneurship drove him to start a business focused on solving complex waste issues and ended up creating a Social Enterprise that is...
Published 12/22/20
Give Industries is a nonprofit Commercial Electrician contractor that provides Real Social Impact. Guided by the Effective Altruism movement, they are committed to donating 100% of their profits to Charities. Learn how they incorporate Sustainable practices into their business and have committed to being Carbon-Neutral certified. Give Industries is changing the business model for those companies interested in making a Real Social Impact! Check out this episode and subscribe.
Published 12/08/20
Our podcast brings you interviews with industry leaders in the Enviornmental field, with the goal of providing information to Environmental and Health & Safety professionals, Sustainability practitioners, Business leaders and Entrepreneurs. Get up to date information on: Digital Technologies, Circular Economy, Regulatory updates, Emerging Contaminants, Future Energy, and Industry Trends. So be sure to subscribe to the podcast and provide feedback on each episode. Also, you can follow...
Published 12/04/20
Stephanie Miller founded Zero Waste in DC to focus on the application of zero waste strategies that have a real and sustainable impact. With a goal of reaching as wide an audience as possible, she provides advisory services to individual households as well as community and corporate presentations. Within her 25-year career at the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, she served as Director of IFC’s Climate Business Department where she led global...
Published 12/01/20
This week’s podcast interview is with Bruno Pigott, the Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, where he give us the State of Union on the Environmental initiatives and future priorities for IDEM in 2021.  In episode 2 of this series, we talk about Stormwater Management initiatives, statewide PFAS water sampling programs, Curbside Recycling, and how IDEM managed environmental compliance during the COVID crisis. You will not want to miss this informative episode. So...
Published 11/24/20
This week’s podcast interview is with Bruno Pigott, the Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Bruno give us the State of Union on the Environmental initiatives and future priorities for IDEM in 2021.  We had some much to talk about that we had to created two episodes! In Episode 1, you will hear what Bruno's day to day is like as Commissioner, how IDEM is managing staff during the COVID Crisis, the future of Electronic Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations in Indiana,...
Published 11/24/20
Mark Hernandez breaks it down in this weeks episode and shows us how to Crush it! Check it out.
Published 11/17/20
Mark Hernandez is one of the country’s foremost Leadership Speakers, Trainers, and Coaches. He helps organizations and individuals multiply in Purpose and Performance. Mark spent nearly 12 years as a Compliance Assistance Specialist with OSHA and a Safety Specialist for Marathon Petroleum Corporation for the past 6 years. Mark is a John Maxwell certified Coach, Speaker, and Trainer. Learn how he is changing organizational culture one person at a time through his Mark Speaks motivational...
Published 11/17/20
Jessica Fliss of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) talks about the Sustainable Redevelopment Strategies incorporated into the Remedial Design and Cleanup activities at the Continental Steel Superfund Site in Kokomo, Indiana and how it’s impacted the local community.
Published 11/03/20
Whit Fosburgh, the CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnersip, talks about how the TCRP is helping preserve the environmental habitat of our nation’s fish and wildlife by advocating for federal policy and funding solutions while uniting its partners and amplifying the voices of American sportsmen and women in service of Theodore Roosevelt’s conservation legacy.
Published 10/27/20
Dr. Rand Jerris talks about the USGA’s use of technology and digital innovation to address Environmental Sustainability challenges faced by golf course operators, municipalities, and private clubs and how the USGA is helping them reduce operating costs associated with water usage, chemical fertilizers, infrastructure improvements and maintenance through their Resource Management Program and Green Course Consulting Services. #usga #irrigationsystems #turfgrass #turfmanagement #golfcourse...
Published 10/19/20
Audrey Van Dyke of EHSE Management Solutions talks about how the ISO standards (14001, 45001, 50001) can help companies improve their quality, consistency, safety, and regulatory compliance by developing and implementing one or more of these management systems. #iso14001 #iso45001 #iso50001 #ems #leadership #safety #auditing #energy
Published 10/13/20
Daniel Overbey of Browning Day talks about Green Building Design, Sustainability, and LEED Certification. Learn how green design incorporates energy savings, water conservation and waste reductions to achieve a more efficient, economic, and environmentally friendly buildings. There are also financial incentives to help justify incorporating these design elements in your projects. Check out this informative episode!
Published 10/06/20