GettingThere

GettingThere

By GettingThere
Hear from leaders taking on humanity’s biggest problems. From our education, to our health, to our equality, to our security and much more, we uncover initiatives and technologies pushing for a sustainable future for all.
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Deadly Prescriptions | Why are 128,000 Americans dying each year by taking their prescribed medications?
How can we use chemical analysis of batch medication to save thousands of lives? 128,000 Americans die each year as a result of taking prescribed medications. David Light co-founded Valisure, the company that is bringing transparency and increased quality to the pharmaceutical industry. Hear what David has to say. If you would like to learn more, visit https://www.valisure.com. If you enjoyed our episode, please make sure to subscribe and leave us a review. If you want to nominate a social impact leader who is finding scalable sustainable solutions for world pressing problems, please reach out to us at guest@gettingtherepodcast.com To access more stories, blog posts, videos, quizzes (and more!), highlighting leaders tackling humanity's biggest problems, follow us on: LinkedIn | Medium | Website | Facebook | Instagram
23:20
February 18, 2020
Rapid Reforestation | How can we revive 7 million acres of trees lost each year to wildfires?
How can we use rapid reforestation to revive 7 million acres of trees lost each year in the U.S. alone to wildfires? Hear what Grant Canary, founder & CEO at DroneSeed, has to say. Fire severity and frequency is only worsening with climate change. Grant Canary founded the company that aims to make reforestation scalable and mitigate climate change. If you would like to learn more, visit https://www.droneseed.com. If you enjoyed our episode, please make sure to subscribe and leave us a review. If you want to nominate a social impact leader who is finding scalable sustainable solutions for world pressing problems, please reach out to us at guest@gettingtherepodcast.com To access more stories, blog posts, videos, quizzes (and more!), highlighting leaders tackling humanity's biggest problems, follow us on: LinkedIn | Medium | Website | Facebook | Instagram
21:18
February 11, 2020
Concrete Contamination | How can we reduce the 4 billion pounds of CO2 that the concrete manufacturing process emits annually?
What can we do to reduce the carbon footprint of the concrete manufacturing process? Hear what Robert Niven, CEO and Founder of CarbonCure, has to say. The concrete industry produces more than 4 billion tonnes of cement, which accounts for approximately 8% of the global CO2 emissions. Robert sheds some light on CarbonCure, a company that is single-handedly reducing the industry’s carbon footprint by using recycled CO2 to improve the manufacturing process. If you would like to learn more, visit carboncure.com If you enjoyed our episode please make sure to subscribe and leave us a review. If you want to nominate a social impact leader who is finding scalable sustainable solutions for world pressing problems, please reach out to us at guest@gettingtherepodcast.com To access more stories, blog posts, videos, quizzes (and more!), highlighting leaders tackling humanity's biggest problems, follow us on: LinkedIn | Medium | Website | Facebook | Instagram
27:18
February 4, 2020
Pervasive Plastic | How can we turn off the plastic tap?
How can we slow the production of single-use plastics with sustainable alternatives? Hear what Sian Sutherland, Co-founder of A Plastic Planet, has to say. Around 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced since the 1950s - that’s more than the weight of 800,000 Eiffel Towers. And how much of that has been recycled? Only 9%. Sian talks about A Plastic Planet, a company that is igniting and inspiring industry change from within, through initiatives, campaigns and events. If you would like to learn more, visit aplasticplanet.com If you enjoyed our episode please make sure to subscribe and leave us a review. If you want to nominate a social impact leader who is finding scalable sustainable solutions for world pressing problems, please reach out to us at guest@gettingtherepodcast.com To access more stories, blog posts, videos, quizzes (and more!), highlighting leaders tackling humanity's biggest problems, follow us on: LinkedIn | Medium | Website | Facebook | Instagram
24:39
January 28, 2020
Social Isolation | How can we reduce the destructive impact of prisoner isolation?
Can we keep prisoners connected to their support systems in the outside world? Hear what Frederick Hutson, Founder of Pigeonly, has to say. 75% of prisoners in the U.S. are rearrested within five years of release. Studies have routinely shown that prisoners who maintain contact with their family and loved ones have better post-release results, as well as a lower rate of reincarceration. Frederick shares his own experience with incarceration leading him to create Pigeonly; a platform that makes it easy and affordable for families to search, find and communicate with an incarcerated loved one. If you would like to learn more, visit pigeonly.com If you enjoyed our episode please make sure to subscribe and leave us a review. If you want to nominate a social impact leader who is finding scalable sustainable solutions for world pressing problems, please reach out to us at guest@gettingtherepodcast.com To access more stories, blog posts, videos, quizzes (and more!), highlighting leaders tackling humanity's biggest problems, follow us on: LinkedIn | Medium | Website | Facebook | Instagram
28:46
January 21, 2020
Deforestation | How can we catch illegal loggers in real-time?
How do we stop deforestation in remote areas of the world? Hear what Topher White, Founder and CEO of Rainforest Connection has to say. Deforestation accounts for 17% of all global carbon emissions and wreaks havoc throughout the entire planet’s ecosystem. Topher White has created a simple, yet incredibly effective way, of stopping the people responsible for illegal logging in their tracks. If you would like to donate, volunteer, or learn more, visit rfcx.org. If you enjoyed our episode please make sure to subscribe and leave us a review. If you want to nominate a social impact leader who is finding scalable sustainable solutions for world pressing problems, please reach out to us at guest@gettingtherepodcast.com. To access more stories, blog posts, videos, quizzes (and more!), highlighting leaders tackling humanity's biggest problems, follow us on: LinkedIn | Medium | Website | Facebook | Instagram
34:57
January 14, 2020
Access to Healthy Food | How do we provide affordable and healthy foods to the 2.5 billion people living in restrictive climates?
What can we do to improve food systems in challenging environments? Hear what Alida Burke, Co-founder and COO of The Growcer, has to say. One in five humans are dying, as a result of a poor diet, because food systems are failing us. The Growcer, is providing hydroponic food container solutions that are empowering restricted communities. If you would like to learn more, visit thegrowcer.ca If you enjoyed our episode please make sure to subscribe and leave us a review. If you want to nominate a social impact leader who is finding scalable sustainable solutions for world pressing problems, please reach out to us at guest@gettingtherepodcast.com To access more stories, blog posts, videos, quizzes (and more!), highlighting leaders tackling humanity's biggest problems, follow us on: LinkedIn | Medium | Website | Facebook | Instagram
19:49
January 6, 2020
Happy Holidays!
A note from our host: We just want to say thank you for tuning in and sharing your valuable time with us. Next year we'll bring amazing episodes featuring amazing leaders tackling humanity's biggest problems.  Our next GettingThere episode will be out on January 7th, 2020.  All the best!
01:08
December 24, 2019
Cyberbullying | How can we safeguard the 59% of U.S. children experiencing cyberbullying?
How can we monitor our children in the digital space? Hear what Brian Bason, CEO of Bark has to say. A majority of children and teens have experienced some sort of online threat, such as cyberbullying, sexual content, internet predators, mass shootings and suicide. Bark, is a parental control monitoring app, keeping a watchful eye over children and notifying parents of threatening situations. If you would like to learn more, visit bark.us If you enjoyed our episode please make sure to subscribe and leave us a review. If you want to nominate a social impact leader who is finding scalable sustainable solutions for world pressing problems, please reach out to us at guest@gettingtherepodcast.com To access more stories, blog posts, videos, quizzes (and more!), highlighting leaders tackling humanity's biggest problems, follow us on: LinkedIn | Medium | Website | Facebook | Instagram
22:25
December 17, 2019
Infant Mortality | How can biotechnology prevent the deaths of 2.5 million newborns each year?
How can we use biotechnology to save millions of infant lives? Hear what Annamarie Saarinen, Co-founder/CEO at the Newborn Foundation, has to say. 2.5 million newborns die every year of sepsis, pneumonia, and congenital heart defects. Annamarie Saarinen co-founded the foundation that is leveraging health innovations for the early detection of newborn health conditions. If you would like to donate, volunteer, or learn more, visit http://www.newbornfoundation.org If you enjoyed our episode, please make sure to subscribe and leave us a review. If you want to nominate a social impact leader who is finding scalable sustainable solutions for world pressing problems, please reach out to us at guest@gettingtherepodcast.com To access more stories, blog posts, videos, quizzes (and more!), highlighting leaders tackling humanity's biggest problems, follow us on: LinkedIn | Medium | Website | Facebook | Instagram
31:53
December 10, 2019
Desertification | How can we save 2 billion people from losing their homes due to dry land deterioration?
How do we reverse the effects of desertification and revitalize the earth’s soil? Hear all about it from Brage W. Johansen, CEO of Desert Control. According to the European Commission's World Atlas of Desertification, more than 75% of our land is already degraded, and more than 90% could become degraded by 2050. Desert Control has revolutionized a soil treatment process that can reverse the damage of desertification. If you would like to donate, volunteer, or learn more, visit desertcontrol.com Did you enjoy this episode? Be sure to subscribe and leave a review. If you want to nominate a social impact leader who is finding scalable sustainable solutions for world pressing problems, please reach out to us at guest@gettingtherepodcast.com. To access more stories, blog posts, videos, quizzes (and more!), highlighting leaders tackling humanity's biggest problems, follow us on: LinkedIn | Medium | Website | Facebook | Instagram
24:32
December 3, 2019
Household Air Pollution | How can 3 billion people living in underdeveloped nations breathe cleaner air?
How do we improve conditions for vulnerable populations? Hear what Tara Ramanathan, Program Director, Clean Energy of NexLeaf has to say. Every day, approximately 3 billion people rely on antiquated, traditional cookstoves inside their homes to cook, which exposes them (and the environment) to dangerously polluted air. Nexleaf has found ways to tackle this problem by collecting and analyzing data with their StoveTrace technology. If you would like to donate, volunteer, or learn more, visit nexleaf.org. If you enjoyed our episode please make sure to subscribe and leave us a review. If you want to nominate a social impact leader who is finding scalable sustainable solutions for world pressing problems, please reach out to us at guest@gettingtherepodcast.com To access more stories, blog posts, videos, quizzes (and more!), highlighting leaders tackling humanity's biggest problems, follow us on: LinkedIn | Medium | Website | Facebook | Instagram
26:27
November 26, 2019
3D Bioprinting | How can we prevent or delay 900,000 deaths per year by organ or engineered tissue transplants?
How can we use 3D bioprinting technology to save millions of lives? Hear what Erik Gatenholm, CEO & Co-Founder at CELLINK has to say. 2,465 people die everyday waiting for a transplant. Erik Gatenholm has founded the biotech company that has developed the world’s first universal bioink; making 3D printing organs affordable and scalable. If you would like to donate, volunteer, or learn more, visit https://bit.ly/2rTQmXt If you enjoyed our episode please make sure to subscribe and leave us a review. If you want to nominate a social impact leader who is finding scalable sustainable solutions for world pressing problems, please reach out to us at guest@gettingtherepodcast.com To access more stories, blog posts, videos, quizzes (and more!), highlighting leaders tackling humanity's biggest problems, follow us on: LinkedIn | Medium | Website | Facebook | Instagram
30:38
November 19, 2019
Wildlife Crime | How do you take down wildlife criminal kingpins leading a $200 Billion market?
How do we catch criminals for crimes against our ecosystem? Hear what Andrea Crosta, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Earth League International has to say. Environmental crime is the world’s fourth largest criminal enterprise. Andrea Crosta has founded the first intelligence organization protecting wildlife and the environment through the collection of intelligence and targeted investigation. If you would like to donate, volunteer, or learn more, visit earthleagueinternational.org/ If you enjoyed our episode please make sure to subscribe and leave us a review. If you want to nominate a social impact leader who is finding scalable sustainable solutions for world pressing problems, please reach out to us at guest@gettingtherepodcast.com To access more stories, blog posts, videos, quizzes (and more!), highlighting leaders tackling humanity's biggest problems, follow us on: LinkedIn | Medium | Website | Facebook | Instagram
29:27
November 12, 2019
Food Insecurity | How do we feed 40 million food insecure Americans?
How do we reduce our food waste while feeding those who are food insecure? Hear what Gary Oppenheimer, Founder and Executive Director of Ampleharvest.org has to say.  40% of the US food supply is wasted while 12% of Americans are food insecure. Gary Oppenheimer has found an effective way of solving the mismanagement of food waste by making it easy for the millions of backyard gardeners to donate their extra produce to local food pantries. If you would like to donate, volunteer, or learn more, visit AmpleHarvest.org  If you enjoyed our episode please make sure to subscribe and leave us a review. If you want to nominate a social impact leader who is finding scalable sustainable solutions for world pressing problems, please reach out to us at guest@gettingtherepodcast.com To access more stories, blog posts, videos, quizzes (and more!), highlighting leaders tackling humanity's biggest problems, follow us on:  LinkedIn | Medium | Website | Facebook | Instagram
29:22
November 5, 2019
TeleMedicine | How do we reach the 3 + Billion people without access to health services?
How to take high-quality medicine to every corner in the world? Hear what Ting Shih, Co-founder/CEO of ClickMedix, has to say. A rising population demands access to qualified physicians, but there might never be enough doctors to serve the people, especially in rural areas. This gap is being closed by ClickMedix, a company whose mobile platform has connected patients and doctors via tele-consultation to provide first-hand healthcare. If you would like to donate, volunteer, or learn more, visit https://clickmedix.com/ If you enjoyed our episode please make sure to subscribe and leave us a review. If you want to nominate a social impact leader who is finding scalable sustainable solutions for world pressing problems, please reach out to us at guests@gettingtherepodcast.com To access more stories, blog posts, videos, quizzes (and more!), highlighting leaders tackling humanity's biggest problems, follow us on: LinkedIn | Medium | Website | Facebook | Instagram
27:31
October 29, 2019
Student Absenteeism | How to make students show up to class?
How does Kinvolved’s app help students show up to class? Hear what Miriam Altman, Co-Founder/CEO of Kinvolved, has to say. Hundreds of students are absent from school every day, leading to dropouts and the impossibility of finding a path out of poverty. Kinvolved tackles the issue of absenteeism from its very origin. If you would like to donate, volunteer, or learn more, visit https://kinvolved.com/ If you enjoyed our episode please make sure to subscribe and leave us a review. If you want to nominate a social impact leader who is finding scalable sustainable solutions for world pressing problems, please reach out to us at guests@gettingtherepodcast.com To access more stories, blog posts, videos, quizzes (and more!), highlighting leaders tackling humanity's biggest problems, follow us on: LinkedIn | Medium | Website | Facebook | Instagram
27:40
October 29, 2019
Incarceration | How to break the cycle of reoffending?
How can we help those adjust to life after prison? Hear what Beverly Parenti, Executive Director of The Last Mile, has to say. We all deserve access to equal opportunities and The Last Mile (TLM), has found a way to do so. TLM is an organization focused on preparing incarcerated individuals for successful reentry through business and technology training. If you would like to donate, volunteer, or learn more, visit TheLastMile.org If you enjoyed our episode please make sure to subscribe and leave us a review. If you want to nominate a social impact leader who is finding scalable sustainable solutions for world pressing problems, please reach out to us at guests@gettingtherepodcast.com To access more stories, blog posts, videos, quizzes (and more!), highlighting leaders tackling humanity's biggest problems, follow us on: LinkedIn | Medium | Website | Facebook | Instagram
35:19
October 29, 2019
GettingThere - Trailer
Hear leaders tackling humanity’s biggest problems. From our education, to our health, to our security, our equality and much more, we’ll uncover initiatives and technologies, striving for a sustainable future for all of us.
01:53
October 17, 2019