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The Environmental Transformation Podcast
50 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
HomeBiogas the ultimate organic waste biodigestion system for home and small commercial applications, with CEO and Founder Oshik Efrati.
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 of using liquid fertilizer generated from the HomeBiogas system to water their garden, fruit trees, and plants with essential nutrients and minerals to increase plant growth. This is a complete regenerative Closed Loop process that is completely sustainable and ecofriendly. Want to get off the grid? Learn how and check out this episode! Thanks to our Sponsors: The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, E-Tank, and Cascade Environmental #biogas #biodigestion #renewablenaturalgas #renewableenergy #organicwaste #sustainability #closedloop #wastemanagement #climatechange #fertilizer
66 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Learn about organic recycling strategies and how it fits into ESG programs with Ryan Cooper of Rubicon.
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 regulations are changing the expectations of organic recycling to include curbside pickups and the need for more organic processing and compost facilities as well as recycling infrastructure to meet the demand. See why we need to view organics as a resource rather than waste and help reduce our greenhouse gas emissions created by organic waste in landfills. Thanks for our Sponsors: Terra Nova Solutions, E-Tank, and Cascade Environmental. #circulareconomy #organicrecycling #organics #composting #greenhousegas #climatechange #recycling #waste #ESG
52 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Learn how LastObject is eliminating single use personal care products with Co-Founder Isabel Agaard.
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 created LastRound, a set of six reusable, washable make-up pads. Isabel is passionate about eliminating waste and tackling the single-use items that have become an unfortunate part of our daily routine that are thrown away after every use. Thanks to our sponsors: IHMM, Cascade Environmental, and Terra Nova Solutions #reusable #lastobject #reusablepackaging #sustainable #circulareconomy #climatechange #wastemanagement #lastswab #lasttissue #lastround #eliminatesingleuseplastics #zerowaste
57 minutes | May 26, 2021
Learn why E-Tank is one of the fastest and most reliable equipment rental companies in the industry
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
58 minutes | May 17, 2021
The Waste-Free World, How the Circular Economy Will Take Less, Make More and Save the Planet with Ron Gonen, author and CEO of Closed Loop Partners.
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 in this situation where we have been scammed to believe that the “Take, Make, Waste” linear economy is good for us and how its driven our focus on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which has been used as a measurement of economic success in our country. Ultimately, we discuss how a Circular Economy is more cost effective, better for the environment, and will saves us money. All we need now is to start building the infrastructure to really help us transition into a fully functioning Circular Economy. Enjoy the episode! #circulareconomy #recycling #wastemanagement #organicrecycling #climatechange #environment #sustainability #waronwaste #esg #circularcities #circularfashion Thanks to our Sponsors: Terra Nova Solutions, The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, and Cascade Environmental.
65 minutes | May 11, 2021
Food Waste, how bad is it and what are we doing about it with Pete Pearson, Senior Director of Food Loss and Waste, of the World Wildlife Fund.
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 really is and what we need to do to build a more sustainable and circular economy to help solve the crisis. Thanks to our sponsors: Cascade Environmental, The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, and E-Tank. #foodwaste #greenhousegas #wastemanagement #anaerobicdigestion #renewablenaturalgas #worldwildlifefoundation #circulareconomy #sustainability #naturalresources #curbsiderecycling #organicrecycling
57 minutes | May 4, 2021
PFAS industry trends, sampling protocols, and analytical testing challenges with Taryn McKnight of Eurofins.
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, and a more thorough understanding of PFAS chemistries and health exposure affects. And finally, we discuss all the potential environmental impacts and liabilities associated with PFAS contamination. This is a must listen episode if you are in the Environmental Industry! Thanks to our Sponsors: E-Tank, Terra Nova Solutions, and Cascade Environmental
65 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Using Strategic Foresight to prepare for the Next Big Disruption with author Bart E’des.
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) scan, which seeks to detect early indications of change, including weak signals, and their potential future impacts is so important. When a major transformation is emerging, there will be signals of the change. Being attuned to such signals can enable you to better grasp possible futures. Thanks to our Sponsors: Cascade Environmental, Terra Nova Solutions, and the IHMM.
58 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
The Secret to Proper In situ Remedial Strategies with Cascade Environmental’s Remediation VPs Scott Wisher and Eliot Cooper.
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 containment with proven chemical technologies. Thanks to our Sponsors: E- Tank, Terra Nova Solutions, and the IHMM.
65 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Golf Course Management; The Ultimate Sustainability Game with Dr. Cole Thompson of the USGA Green Section.
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 education 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 Course Management is the Ultimate Sustainability Game as superintendents focus on resource conservation, best management practices, and digital technologies to meet the climate change challenges and build a program that is resilient and environmentally friendly. Thanks to our Sponsors: Cascade Environmental and Terra Nova Solutions.
57 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Learn how CEO Bill Hunter is leading Terra Nova Solutions through Effective Leadership, Client Centered Services, and Strategic Acquisitions
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 Industry. Thanks to our Sponsors: Terra Nova Solutions and Cascade Environmental
59 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
Why Industry Credentials are a Differentiator, with CEO Gene Guilford of the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM).
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 professionals in college before they begin their careers through their Student credential programs. Thanks to our episode sponsors: Cascade Environmental and Terra Nova Solutions #credentials #environmentalconsulting #certifiedprofessional #continuingeducation #hazardousmaterials #safetyprofessional #dangerousgoods #environmentalcompliance
75 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Empowering Climate Action in the United States with Co-Editors/Authors Dr. Deb Morrison and Tom Bowman
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 Strategic Planning Framework, and subsequent efforts to encourage its adoption by government decision makers, private philanthropists, and others. #climatechange #climateempowerment #climatejustice #sustainability #enviornment #environmentaltransformation #greenlense Thanks to our episode sponsors: Cascade Environmental and Zero Waste In DC
65 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
How Solar Energy is helping address Climate Change Concerns with Jennifer Mrzlack President of PSG Energy Group and Michaela Bell.
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 candidate for a Solar Array installation and what the return on investment (ROI) timeline would be, as well as lease/rental options and incentives available to customers. Don’t miss this episode.
77 minutes | Feb 6, 2021
“What if Solving the Climate Crisis is Simple?” with Author Tom Bowman
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 fuels well before mid-century and absolutely, positively do not fail!”
47 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
“Resetting our Future” Book Series with Publisher Tim Ward
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 to cope with the crisis, these books will provide a burst of hope and energy to help us take the first difficult steps towards a better future. I hope you enjoy the episode. #resettingourfuture
53 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Learn how Tom Szaky, Founder/CEO of Terracycle & Loop, is changing the way we think about recycling.
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 Eliminating the Idea of Waste! Their motto is Recycle Everything. You won’t want to miss this episode! #recycleeverything #circulareconomy #recycle #wastemanagement #sustainability
47 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Give Industries: Commercial Electricians + Real Social Impact!
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.
63 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Zero Waste Living, the 80/20 Way. The Busy Person’s Guide to a Lighter Footprint.
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 teams to find innovative solutions to climate change. She recently wrote the book Zero Waste Living the 80/20 way. The Busy Person’s Guide to a Lighter Footprint.
41 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
The State of the Union with the IDEM’s Commissioner Bruno Pigott, Episode 2
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 check it out! Thanks to our Sponsors, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) and EHSE Management Solutions, for supporting the podcast.
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