RENEWables #35: Driscoll's and the Berry Exciting Future of Organic Agriculture
Organic agriculture has grown from a cultural movement to a multi-billion dollar industry within the span of a few decades. This meteoric rise showcases the importance of quality food sourcing and environmental stewardship in consumer choices. But the value of organic agriculture does not just lie in personal preference. As the industry grows, so too does our understanding of the relationships between organic agriculture and soil health. Emily Musgrave and Peter Navarra of Driscoll's Berries join the latest episode of RENEWables to talk about organic systems, berry genetics and all the plant possibilities.
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RENEWables #46: Bell Solar & Electrical - Empowering Women in the Solar Industry
22:27Alexia Cooper has had a life-long dream of becoming the first woman anything and in 2021 when she was recognized in Forbes 30 Under 30 as the youngest woman in the state of Nevada to hold a C2 Electrical Contractor License, she knew her drive and dedication to that dream had been the foundation for her success. Alexia is revolutionizing and creating opportunities for women in the construction industry as she chooses to lead by spreading positivity and empowering individuals to be the best version of themselves. On this episode of RENEWables, we sat down with Alexia Cooper, CEO of Bell Solar & Electrical Systems, to learn more about how the Nevada based electrical company’s mission to rewire the world to build a sustainable future has evolved, her focus on finding more female engineers for the very male-dominated industry, and why she continues to push the limits in order to make an impact on the world! Tune in and subscribe. Show Notes: Bell Solar & Electrical Systems website Linked In Twitter Facebook Instagram --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
RENEWables #45: Grasping the Electricity Markets, Price Increases & the Impact of Crypto
45:06Did you know electric power is the largest operating cost for cryptocurrency miners? Therefore, miners with the lowest power costs will have the highest margins and be in the best position to capture profits whether network hash rates rise or fall. On this episode of RENEWables, we sat down with Andrew Barth, Partner and Co-founder of CSD Energy Advisors, to understand the impacts of the crypto space and how the energy management firm uses market knowledge to guide their clients into smarter decision making, reducing costs and improving their energy management strategies for the long haul. Barth combines fifteen years of industry experience, customer service, and technology to provide client based solutions. His areas of expertise are in the planning and sourcing of commodity procurement strategies, risk management, and the development of efficiency and sustainability initiatives. Tune in and subscribe. Show Notes: CSD Energy Advisors Website CSD Energy Advisors Linked In Andrew Barth Linked In Andrew Barth email --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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RENEWables #44: Burns & McDonnell - All Things Hydrogen
48:29Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the world and can be used to store, move, and deliver energy produced from other sources. Hydrogen technology isn’t a new concept but due to high production costs and infrastructure latency issues, we haven’t been able to capture and use the hydrogen for our energy needs until recently. Today, hydrogen fuel can be produced through several methods including natural gas reforming and electrolysis but how we store, transport and drive popularity around this element will ultimately determine whether or not we can meet our goal to hit Net-zero by 2050. On this episode of RENEWables, we sat down with David Slavin, Senior Project Engineer at Burns & McDonnell, to learn more about hydrogen technologies and the challenges associated with successfully implementing hydrogen into the renewable energy market, long-term and in large-scale. Show Notes: Burn & McDonnell - https://www.burnsmcd.com Linked In - https://www.linkedin.com/company/burns-%26-mcdonnell/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
RENEWables #43: EcoEnclose - The one-stop-shop for eco-friendly shipping solutions
36:46The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that plastic and other packaging waste makes up around 30% of total U.S. waste annually. That’s only in the U.S., so imagine what that looks like worldwide. Creating more sustainable practices within your business is essential for the health of the planet and as more companies start to enhance their sustainability efforts, updating product packaging is becoming a no-brainer! Tune into this episode of RENEWables featuring Saloni Doshi, CEO and “Chief Sustainability Geek”, at EcoEnclose—the world’s most eco-friendly packaging company, to learn how to evolve your company’s sustainability packaging strategy and help save the planet. Show Notes: EcoEnclose.com Email Customer Service Email Saloni Doshi --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
RENEWables #42 - KC Can Compost: Powering the People & Preserving the Planet
31:26Two of the biggest obstacles that make community-wide composting accessible and easy are a lack of infrastructure and lack of education. That is why Kristan Chamberlain, Executive Director at KC Can Compost, spent the better part of two years researching ways to break down these barriers and created a system that promotes green jobs, a healthy environment and manages the mess! The program offers a full waste assessment with actionable recommendations and ongoing education for commercial businesses all the way down to the individual level. Join us on this episode of RENEWables, to get educated on the benefits of composting and how to become the next KC Can Compost’s “Environmental Specialist”. www.Kccancompost.com Instagram - @KCCanCompost Facebook - KC Can Compost Follow us on Instagram - @BioStar_Renewables --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
RENEWables #41 - Breaking Barriers in Hydrogen Storage Technology
26:58As the buzz around the hydrogen energy market continues, one company is breaking barriers in hydrogen storage technology and using high-density hydrogen for zero-emission transportation. On this episode of RENEWables, we sat down with Breakthrough Energy Fellows, Ted McKlveen and Bav Roy, co-founders of Verne H2 who believe new energy solutions like hydrogen storage are required to accelerate the adoption of sustainable transportation. There has been a lot of progress in hydrogen electricity technology over the last few decades but a lot more needs to be done in order to reach net zero by 2050. Heavy duty transportation is the backbone of the global economy and all the major modes, including heavy duty trucking, shipping, and aviation rely on fossil fuels for energy, generating 10% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. Scaling new technologies can take decades and industrial transformation needs to happen now, which is why Verne H2 has joined the Breakthrough Energy Fellowship Program, an organization dedicated to helping identify and accelerate development for these types of promising, early stage technologies. Tune into this episode and learn more about hydrogen storage technology and Verne’s plan for making hydrogen more usable. Show Notes: Verne H2 Breakthrough Energy Fellowship Program --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
RENEWables #40: The Zero Waste Chef’s Tips & Tricks for “Breaking Up with Plastic” for a Plastic-Free July
40:51Concerned with the planet’s plastic pollution problem, Anne Marie Bonneau, a Senior Editor at a San Francisco based publishing company realized how much food was being wasted in her own kitchen and decided to go plastic-free in 2011. “I have always been obsessed with food and cooking and when I became aware of how much unnecessary waste was making it to the oceans, I decided I wanted to break up with plastic”, says Bonneau, now known as the Zero-Waste Chef. To cut down on plastic waste, she began shopping at local farmer’s markets and would take her own glass jars, stainless steel containers and homemade cloth bulk bags to fill up on organic ingredients. Today she spends her time teaching others how to be “plastic-free” while saving time and money. Tune into this episode of RENEWables to learn some very valuable tricks and tips on how you can cut down on plastic waste in your home and everyday life. Doesn’t it seem strange to use something that basically lasts forever for something you will only use for a few minutes and then throw away? PlasticFreeJuly.org provides resources and ideas to help reduce single-use plastic waste at home, work, school, and everywhere else consumers, well, consume. Show Notes: ZeroWasteChef.com ShareWaste.com - connecting people who wish to recycle their food scraps --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
RENEWables #39: The Fat Plant Society - Bringing Nature Into the Workplace Through Biophilic Design
45:43You have probably seen moss growing on rocks or trees in your backyard, but have you ever seen it covering the interior walls of an office building? If not, you will soon because these “vertical gardens'' are becoming increasingly popular and for good reason. They are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they also have soundproofing, odor absorbing and air purifying qualities that can help improve office and home environments. On this episode of RENEWables, we sit down with Kasey Riley, Co-founder of The Fat Plant Society and Vince Basso, to learn more about moss art and their biophilic design approach for creating working and living environments that offer an advantage of the restorative and motivational power of nature. Studies show that exposure to nature has been linked to improved attention, lower stress, better mood, reduced risk of psychiatric disorders and even upticks in empathy and cooperation. The key to sustainable and functional biophilic design is the inclusion of nature itself and these interior moss walls are a reminder that you are never far from the forest! Show Notes: The Fat Plant Society VJB KC & Associates Instagram Linked In Pinterest --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
RENEWables #38: Wilbur-Ellis - Overcoming Challenges in Organic Farming
26:45With inflation on the rise, the price of fertilizers is up a staggering 260% post-pandemic, causing farmers to cut back on the amount of fertilizers they can use on their crops and risking smaller yields. This problem comes at a time when food production is critical and finding solutions isn’t always easy, especially for farmers facing challenges that could pose serious threat to the future of their crops. On this episode of RENEWables, we sit down with Jason Ellsworth, Organic Portfolio Manager at Wilbur-Ellis, Agribusiness division, as he talks about the effects of organics on soil health, the current organic market and how the 100-year old company plans to help overcome crop challenges through innovative products and services that also help maximize return on investment. Show Notes: Wilbur-Ellis Website Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness Website Linked In Twitter Instagram Facebook --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
RENEWables #37: Carbon Collective - Investment Opportunities Aimed At Solving Climate Change
27:35As the climate crisis continues, more and more companies are jumping on the sustainability bandwagon and finding innovative ways to help mitigate or offset carbon emissions. While this is becoming common practice among corporations, what about individuals who want to make a difference? Join us on this special Earth Day episode of RENEWables, where we sit down with James Regulinski, Co-Founder of Carbon Collective, to discuss ESG investment opportunities designed to help pressure large companies into taking climate change more seriously. James identifies how to bridge the $4 trillion dollar gap between how much money is needed versus how much is being invested in climate change technologies currently. There are many ways to be an advocate for change, but Carbon Collective knows how to take an ethical stand when investing in a portfolio with a more sustainable future! Listen and subscribe now so you don’t miss an episode! Show Notes: Website - https://www.carboncollective.co Linekd In - https://www.linkedin.com/company/carbon-collective/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/carbon.collective/ TikTok - https://firstname.lastname@example.org --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app