Climate Changers

Climate Changers

Ryan Flahive
Clean Energy for Biden with Cameron Bard
Jan 08, 2021 25 min

Clean Energy for Biden with Cameron Bard

Cameron Bard is National Co-Chair for Clean Energy for Biden, a network of clean economy business leaders and advocates that successfully organized to elect Joe Biden as President to advance policies, technologies and investment to address the climate challenge. Their industry is one of the nation’s fastest-growing and combines both financial strength and ‘boots on the ground’ that had a proven electoral impact in 2020 and will continue to drive policy innovation in the new administration.
Eat the Change with Seth Goldman
Dec 11, 2020 21 min

Eat the Change with Seth Goldman

Previously the Co-Founder of Honest Tea and Chair of the board at Beyond Meat, Seth Goldman is a groundbreaking entrepreneur, activist and philanthropist. Seth has immense passion for change, business expertise and commitment to democratize plant-based and planet healthy foods worldwide. Seth is also the Founder of Eat The Change, PLNT Burger's holding company.
Food and Climate with Eve Turow-Paul
Dec 03, 2020 17 min

Food and Climate with Eve Turow-Paul

Eve Turow-Paul is a globally-recognized thought leader who focuses on the intersection of the Digital Age, food trends, and well-being. She is the author of Hungry: Avocado Toast, Instagram Influencers, and Our Search for Connection and Meaning. Eve researches human behavior and the impact of 21st century technologies and cultural events, and examines how these shifts impact people's wants and needs, all through the lens of food and lifestyle trends. With her unique blend of investigative reporting, analysis of academic research and top trends, Turow-Paul utilizes her extensive empirical research to advise Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, non-profits and independent entrepreneurs on how to connect with and better serve people. She is also the founder and Executive Director of the Food for Climate League, a non-profit that’s creating an exciting food and climate narrative to democratize sustainable eating.
Jane Goodall
Nov 25, 2020 8 min

Jane Goodall

Equipped with little more than a notebook, binoculars, and her fascination with wildlife, Jane Goodall braved a realm of unknowns to give the world a remarkable window into humankind’s closest living relatives. Through nearly 60 years of groundbreaking work, Dr. Jane Goodall has not only shown us the urgent need to protect chimpanzees from extinction; she has also redefined species conservation to include the needs of local people and the environment. Today she travels the world, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees and environmental crises, urging each of us to take action on behalf of all living things and planet we share.
Conservative Environmentalism with Nate Hochman
Nov 17, 2020 17 min

Conservative Environmentalism with Nate Hochman

Nate Hochman is a senior at Colorado College, a Young Voices associate contributor, a Conservative Fellow at the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and a former editorial intern at National Review and the Dispatch. His writing has been published in National Review, City Journal, The Dispatch, The Washington Examiner, The Washington Times, Quillette, The American Conservative, Townhall, The Orange County Register, The Colorado Springs Gazette, Intercollegiate Review and various other outlets, including in the September 2020 print issue of the National Review magazine, and he has appeared on various television shows, podcasts and radio programs such as Fox 5 DC, the First Things podcast, Matt Lewis and the News, the Acton Line and numerous others.
Racism is Killing the Planet with Hop Hopkins
Oct 23, 2020 15 min

Racism is Killing the Planet with Hop Hopkins

Hop Hopkins is the Sierra Club's Director of Organizational Transformation, where he works to advance organizational transformation and equity, justice and inclusion. Hop works to ensure that the Sierra Club’s campaigns and programs are deeply connected with communities most challenged by climate change and environmental degradation, including low-income communities and communities of color.
In This Together with Trammell Crow and Bill Shireman
Oct 14, 2020 20 min

In This Together with Trammell Crow and Bill Shireman

Dallas based Republican billionaire Trammell Crow is the founder of EarthX, the world’s largest environmental exposition. Bill Shireman is the CEO of Future500.org, a nonprofit consultancy that resolves battles between corporations and environmental activists. Together, Trammell and Bill have authored IN THIS TOGETHER, a strategy and agenda to save the planet from combatants on both the left and the right. Crow and Shireman show how to break the gridlock, end the war for the environment, unite the parties, and drive radical collaboration for solutions. Their plan brings together the best ideas of conservatives and progressives, and restores conservation as a bipartisan priority that can preserve our prosperity and reclaim our divided democracy.
Racial Justice, Climate Justice and Equity with Teron McGrew
Oct 09, 2020 27 min

Racial Justice, Climate Justice and Equity with Teron McGrew

Teron McGrew enjoys advocacy with an educational background and strong affinity for fair housing, sustainability, (green building) community development, urban planning, and ending systemic racism. She is the CEO of her own consulting company. She likes coalition building, collaboration, and bringing the voices of the frontline community into solution-oriented processes. She has traveled with former United States Vice President Al Gore, Founder Climate Reality Project, to train Climate Reality Leaders in Atlanta, Georgia and St. Paul, Minnesota in 2019 and at the historic 2020 Climate Reality Global Trainings (14 k national and international trainees), mentoring over 80 Climate Reality Leaders. She is currently the Chairperson, Community Development Block Grant, District 1, and actively engages in the historic environmental cohort for the Howard Terminal Community Building Agreement (CBA), a baseball stadium development project between the A's, City of Oakland, and Port of Oakland. She is the creator of the Climate Reality Bay Area Climate Justice Salon Series. She loves reading, hiking, golfing, sewing, gardening, science fiction, and a love for humanity.
Regenerative Ocean Farming with Bren Smith
Oct 02, 2020 16 min

Regenerative Ocean Farming with Bren Smith

Bren Smith is a lifelong commercial fisherman turned restorative ocean farmer. He pioneered the development of 3D Ocean Farming on his farm nestled in the Thimble Islands of Long Island Sound. 3D Ocean Farming uses the entire water column to grow a variety of species—ranging from sugar kelp and oysters to mussels and scallops—and has emerged as a national model for sustainable food production, ocean restoration, and economic development. Bren is the executive director and co-founder of GreenWave, an award-winning organization that supports a new generation of ocean farmers. He is an Ashoka and Echoing Green Climate Fellow and author of Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures as a Fisherman Turned Restorative Ocean Farmer.
Bringing Clean Energy to the Dirtiest Parts of the Grid with Laura Zapata
Sep 11, 2020 13 min

Bringing Clean Energy to the Dirtiest Parts of the Grid with Laura Zapata

Laura Zapata is the co-founder of Clearloop, the first solar offset company in the U.S. that offers companies a way to offset their carbon footprint by turning everyday purchases into clean energy. Typically, companies have few options to offset their carbon footprint, and the few options available are cost prohibitive. Through partnering with Clearloop, companies of all sizes can build new solar capacity to offset their products and services and expand access to clean energy across the United States. The U.S. electric grid today accounts for 25% of all U.S. emissions. By accelerating the creation of new solar projects, especially in communities in the South and Midwest who are forced to rely on fossil fuels, Clearloop seeks to amplify the power of brands to green the U.S. electric grid. Laura Zapata made a career in crisis communications and reputation management, particularly in Congress, political campaigns, and Uber. She’s now applying that reputation lens to help companies invest in new solar projects to accelerate the greening of the grid – starting in communities that are getting left behind without access to clean energy. Laura immigrated from Colombia with her family when she was 10 years old and grew up in Memphis, Tennessee.