By Jay Siegel & Scott Breen
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Sustainability Defined is the podcast defines sustainability, one concept (and bad joke) at a time. Hosts Scott Breen and Jay Siegel explore a new topic each episode with the help of an expert in the field. Each concept falls into one of seven sectors - Energy, Cities, Natural Environment, Transportation, Business, Policy, and Social - and is visually represented in a Sustainability Tree found at www.sustainabilitydefined.com.
||CleanEp 37: Offshore Wind Energy with Benj Sykes (Orsted) and Liz Burdock (Business Network for Offshore Wind)||Get your lifejackets on, folks - we're going offshore! While most installed wind energy capacity in the U.S. is on land, offshore wind is prevalent in Europe and poised to accelerate on American waters. We have no doubt you'll be blown away as you...||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 36: Green Burial with Elizabeth Fournier (Cornerstone Funeral Services)||When we say “sustainability,” the first thing you think about is how we bury our dead, right? Ok, we rarely think about it either, but by the end of this episode, we think you’ll agree that green burial has a significant environmental impact. We..||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 35: Sustainable Beauty and Personal Care Products with Danielle Azoulay (L'Oreal USA)||While we know our listeners are beautiful inside and out, we all have our go-to beauty and personal care products that help us feel fresh and clean. Dating would be a huge challenge without 'em. However, some of these products harm our health and the...||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 34: Biodegradable Products with Susanna Carson (BSIbio Packaging Solutions)||There are all kinds of claims out there about compostability, bio-based packaging, and biodegradability. In this episode, we clarify all those terms, explain why they’re important, and discuss the latest trends in biodegradable products. We then...||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 33: Sustainable Tourism with Daniella Foster (Hilton)||When you think of travel and tourism, what comes to mind? Maybe it's a pristine beach, an exciting new city, or all those airline miles you're dying to use. Odds are, the environmental impacts of your travel are more of an afterthought, but that's no...||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 32: Reversing Global Warming with Paul Hawken (Project Drawdown)||The effects of global warming can sound so calamitous that the problem itself seems insurmountable. Well do we have some good news for you! In this episode, we overwhelm you with solutions to global warming and explain how we can actually reverse it....||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean*UPDATED* Ep 11: Climate Change Communication with Ed Maibach (Center for Climate Change Communication)||You, dear listener, may be one of the few Americans who knows that 97% of climate scientists believe climate change is human-caused... but how do you approach the topic with someone who doesn't believe it's even happening? And how many climate change...||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 31: LIVE Recording of Existing Buildings Keynote with Jay and Scott (U.S. Green Building Council keynote speech)||We've been told we have the faces for podcasting, but apparently the U.S. Green Building Council thinks we have the faces for speeches too. USGBC invited us to its annual GreenCon event to give a keynote speech on existing buildings, and here for your..||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 30: Green Finance with Joel Makower (GreenBiz Group)||What if we took some of the trillions of dollars invested every year and put that money towards projects that address climate change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals? Well, green finance is trying to do just that. Learn in this episode about...||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 29: Green Aviation with John Mandyck (United Technologies)||With an average of 10,000 airplanes in the global skies at any given time, it’s safe to say aviation is a huge part of our lives. Join us from takeoff to landing as we discuss how the global aviation industry is flying towards sustainability at an...||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 28: Marketing Sustainability with Soli Townsend (Futerra)||You’re probably thinking, “Does something as awesome as sustainability even need to be marketed?” Turns out, half the fun of sustainability is spreading its positive impacts as far as possible. Hear from our expert guest Soli Townsend,...||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 27: Sustainability and Art with Annie Griffiths (National Geographic and Ripple Effect Images) + Holiday Gift Ideas||Sure the facts and figures we discuss on the show are helpful, but a photograph or painting that emotionally touches someone can have just as big of an impact - or even more! Since Jay and Scott have rudimentary artistic skills at best (Scott's stick...||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 26: Big Data and Sustainability with Kate Brandt (Google)||In this episode we dive into big data, the massive collections of information that can deliver all kinds of insights, including thing like predicting popular tv shows, determining the best way to combat crime, and identifying air pollution hot spots....||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 25: Supply Chain Emissions & Walmart's Project Gigaton with Zach Freeze||Ughhh! Just when you think your company's greenhouse gas emissions are under control, you remember those pesky little things called Scope 3 Emissions – all the *indirect* emissions that don't even come from the energy you use. Turns out, your supply..||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 24: Plastics with Andrew Almack (Plastics for Change) and Monique Oxender (Keurig Green Mountain)||Ahhh, plastics. Ever heard of 'em? Many thanks to one of our listeners for suggesting we cover this topic. As such a huge issue, we think it deserves TWO interviews! Our guests--Andrew Almack, who works leads Plastics for Change in India to increase...||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 23: Agroecology with Steve Brescia (Groundswell International)||What is agroecology, you ask? Agroecology is a style of farming that makes the best use of nature's goods and services without inflicting any harm on earth's resources. Often confused with afroecology (the practice of farming with disco-style hair),...||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 22: Circular Economy with Jennifer Gerholdt (U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation) and Angela Nahikian (Steelcase)||In this episode, we talk with two women shaping the future of the circular economy. What is the circular economy? Well, it's this little business opportunity that could generate $4.5 trillion (that's with a "t") of additional economic output by...||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 21: Water Infrastructure with Will Sarni (Water Foundry, LLC)||Water infrastructure refers to the immense underground highway of pipes that brings us our life-sustaining resource (and takes it away after we do our business). It also was a source of many bad jokes flowing out of our pipes during the recording....||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 20: Conservatism and Climate Change with Bob Inglis (Republic(en))||Skeptical about an episode on Conservatives and Climate Change from two left-leaning (and dashingly handsome) hosts? Well, there are conservatives out there that want to address climate change, and our guest, Bob Inglis (also dashingly handsome), is...||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 19: Sustainability in the C-Suite with Colin Dyer (JLL)||Who knew a Fortune-500 CEO could be so friendly and approachable? We lucked out with the opportunity to interview Colin Dyer, the former CEO and current board member of JLL. JLL is the global real estate services company where Jay actually works!...||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 18: Sustainable Apparel with Jeff Denby (The Renewal Workshop)||You probably have some awesome retro clothes in your closet because you want to get as much use out of your clothes as you can. We're with you, but unfortunately, in the USA, 80 pounds of apparel per American per year ends up in the landfill. Luckily,..||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 17: Environmental Journalism with Nick Aster (TriplePundit)||Environmental journalism is about way more than drawing ornate landscapes in your diary (although we're sure they're beautiful!). The field covers everything from John Muir's prolific writing of the American West to the stories we hear about climate...||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 16: Sustainable Beer with Katie Wallace (New Belgium Brewing Company)||Is there a combination out there more heavenly than sustainability and beer? We certainly don't think so, and Katie Wallace of New Belgium Brewing Company agrees. She joins us on the first episode of our Net Impact National Conference series to...||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 15: Kathara Green and Brittany Lehnhart from Net Impact||The Jay and Scott origin story, as detailed in this episode and as presumably will be depicted in an upcoming motion picture starring Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling, started at a Net Impact networking event. Net Impact is an organization focused on...||10/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 14: Supply Chain Risk with Emilie Mazzacurati (427 Climate Solutions)||If the term "supply chain" doesn't grab your attention, maybe this will: the world may run out of COFFEE and CHOCOLATE by 2050! How is that possible, you ask? Well, fortunately we have Emilie Mazzacurati of 427 Climate Solutions to break it down. She...||9/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 13: Sustainability Disclosure with Roger Martella (Sidley Austin)||Today's episode relates to that old adage "secrets secrets are no fun unless you share with everyone." Some sustainability information companies choose to keep secret but other information, by law, they are required to disclose. We'll explain. We're...||9/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 12: Corporate Social Responsibility with Andrew Winston (Winston Eco-Strategies)||We know what you're thinking - "A socially responsible corporation? Surely you can't be serious." Well, we ARE serious, and stop calling us Shirley. Sustainability celeb Andrew Winston joins us to talk sustainability goal setting - what CSR is, why it..||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 11: Climate Change Communications with Ed Maibach (Center for Climate Change Communication)||You, dear listener, may be one of the few Americans who knows that 97% of climate scientists believe climate change is human-caused but how do you approach a conversation about climate change with those who do not believe it is happening? And how many..||8/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 10: Sustainable Building Design with Divya Natarajan (Paladino & Co)||From the layout of your office to the materials used to make your favorite bench, sustainable building design covers just about everything. Divya Natarajan, Senior Project Manager at Paladino and Company, joins us to discuss why sustainable building...||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 09: Composting with Jeremy Brosowsky (Compost Cab)||So you've got some coffee grounds, a tea bag, and some random saw dust. These go straight to the trash, right? Not so much. Jeremy Brosowsky, the founder of Compost Cab, explains why composting is so important, how his company's business model works,...||7/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 08: Public Land Use with Matt Lee-Ashley (Center for American Progress)||Matt Lee-Ashley, Director of Public Lands at the Center for American Progress, talks to us about public land use and a recent report called The Disappearing West. This report found every 2.5 minutes, the American West loses a football field worth of...||6/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 07: Solar Financing with Andrew Gilligan and Eli Hinckley (Sol Systems/Sullivan & Worcester)||We've all squinted at those solar panels around our neighborhoods, but how exactly do homes get them in the first place? Andrew Gilligan and Eli Hinckley join us to talk about residential solar financing - how people afford solar panels, the different..||6/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 06: Food Waste with Ann Yang and Phil Wong (Misfit Juicery)||Ann Yang and Phil Wong recently started a company called Misfit Juicery that takes so-called "ugly" produce and turns it into delicious cold-pressed juice. These young, motivated entrepreneurs sit down with us to talk about their company and food...||5/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 05: Green Schools with Josh Lasky (US Green Building Council)||Josh Lasky, Washington DC's environmental renaissance man, sits down with us to explain what it means to be a green school and why it's important to groom the next generation of sustainability leaders. -----------------------------...||5/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 04: Nature Deficit Disorder with Jackie Ostfeld (Sierra Club)||Is Nature Deficit Disorder really a thing? Jackie Ostfeld believes so, and talks with us about why green spaces are so important for our cities and for our own health. ----------------------------- SustainabilityDefined is the podcast that seeks to...||5/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 03: Neonics with Jen Sass (NRDC)||No one likes getting stung by a bee, but with bee populations plummeting, it's time to understand why. Jen Sass joins us to explain the issues with neonicotinoids, an insecticide that's showing unintended consequences around the globe. ...||4/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 02: Hydrofluorocarbons with Kasey Knoell (ICF International)||We already took care of CFCs, so these HFC things shouldn't really matter that much, right? Not so much. Kasey helps us dive into how HFCs came about, the problems they're causing, and what can be done to fix them. -----------------------------...||4/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 01: Electric BIkes with Amber Wason (Riide)||Are electric bikes the next big thing to take over sustainable transportation? Amber cruised by to help us discuss the logistics, legalities, and plain fun of electric bikes and her new company Riide. -----------------------------...||4/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 00: Teaser||SustainabilityDefined is the podcast that seeks to define sustainability, one concept (and bad joke) at a time. Each episode focuses on a single topic that helps push sustainability forward. We explain each topic with the help of an experienced...||4/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This is the Lebron James of Sustainability podcast
I’m not a nerd or anything but I listened to 15 episodes straight because it’s just that good. Even if you’re not an environmentalist, conservationist, or any other word created by academia to make you feel better about yourself you should listen.
Disclaimer I don’t know these guys
Smart and funny
As someone breaking into learning more about sustainability issues across industries, this podcast is excellent. Scott and Jay lay the facts out clearly and, as they say, with some bad jokes.
This is a great, friendly place to get informed on current issues and they create a nice starting point to dig deeper on the issues that stand out to you.
As a fellow Net Impact member, I am encouraged by this podcast. This kind of collaboration and content is a perfect extension of the Net Impact mission. Keep up the great work. Go Hoosiers!