Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category
Josh Viertel, president of Slow Food USA, joins Luke Callahan to discuss the ambitious initiative, A Thousand Gardens in Africa. The project entails creating new gardens in schools, villages, and urban fringe areas.
How do we catalyze a movement of urban farmers throughout the country throughout the developed world? Renowned speaker, activist, and urban farmer, Michael Abelman sits down with me to discuss the reasoning and strategy behind encouraging millions of people to become small plot farmers.
Measuring impact is the hot topic around social enterprise right now. Steve Wright and I discuss the values behind impact investing and what it will take to make a significant shift in portfolio’s towards enterprises that solve social, health, and environmental problems.
What is a key component in consumerism? Buying things you don’t need because of clever sales tactics from retailers who have a surplus of goods. Imagine a world where people only consume what they need, and the goods they do consume are manufactured locally or in their own home. The RepRap 3d printer makes this a reality. Adrian Bowyer and I discuss the evolution of RepRap and where 3d-printing is heading
Is it legal to rent your room to others? How about your car? Sharing Lawyer, Janelle Orsi joins me today to discuss the laws surrounding the sharing economy. We get into their current structure, how their evolving, and what you need to be aware of.
What is the hardest thing about being self-employed? Working alone of course! Co-working is becoming an ever popular method for entrepreneurs to work independently under the same roof. Anni Roolf has organized the Global Jelly Week to encourage co-working among entrepreneurs.
What does it take to breed social entrepreneurs? Toke Mueller and I discuss how to create an environment that fosters social enterprise.
What are the best methods to foster social enterprise? Greg Dees, “father of social entrepreneurship as an academic field” joins me to discuss this topic. We start by looking at how the investment side can play a role, then we shift gears and look at how social entrepreneurs can share their knowledge to help each other succeed.
Leader in Sustainable Development: Nathan Shedroff The Full Interview Audio Only Right click here to download the MP3 version of this interview Synopsis No longer can we drive our economy by pumping up consumerism and bloating the GDP. We must rethink our consumption based values as a society and look to what actions can sustain [...]
Spud Marshall on Sustainability Consulting and Master’s of Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
Spud Marshall is the founder of the New Leaf Initiative, a company that consults with organizations on becoming more sustainable. New Leaf also serves as an incubator in State College, PA bringing innovators together to collaborate in a central hub. Spud and I also have a commonality in that we attended the same Masters of Strategic Leadership program in Karlskrona, Sweden.