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Growing the Green Economy

Growing the Green Economy

By Conor Bronsdon
A podcast about sustainability and innovation in business and government. Growing the Green Economy features interviews with innovators, policy leaders, and activists who are building sustainable businesses and confronting the climate crisis.

Hosted by Conor Bronsdon, political and tech consultant.
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#6 Passive House and sustainable construction in the EU & US with architect Mike Eliason

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#8 Oceans in Crisis & the Network of Hope w/ Sylvia Earle
Our oceans are in crisis; from trash to ocean acidification, climate change, and overfishing. But there is reason for hope and National Geographic's Explorer-In-Residence Dr. Sylvia Earle joins Conor to lay out why she's bullish on the future of the ocean and of the Blue economy. A world-renowned oceanographer and Founder of Mission Blue, Dr. Earle brings 86 years of experience to bear to explain the problems that plague the oceans, how we can fix them, and the inter-related nature of these challenges with the broader climate crisis. Her new book National Geographic Ocean: A Global Odyssey is out now. You can follow Conor across social media @ConorBronsdon including Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Instagram, or at his website. You can also follow the show @greeneconomypod on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Facebook. Support the show on Patreon
37:50
February 14, 2022
#7 How Farmlink is using food waste to feed the hungry
The Farmlink Project connects farmers to food banks, delivering millions of pounds of farm-fresh produce that would otherwise be wasted to feed families. Co-Founder Aidan Reily joins Conor to talk about how Farmlink is diverting food waste to food banks and why spoilage in our food system is such a massive problem with major untold impacts on climate change. Plus they dive into what's going on with supply chains, mutual aid concepts, and more.  You can follow Conor across social media @ConorBronsdon including Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Instagram, or at his website. You can also follow the show @greeneconomypod on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Facebook. Support the show on Patreon
17:22
November 30, 2021
#6 Passive House and sustainable construction in the EU & US with architect Mike Eliason
Passive House expert and architect Mike Eliason joins Conor to talk about sustainable construction in Europe and the US, Passivhaus, mass timber, Industry 4.0 in construction, social housing, his plans for Baugruppen in the US, and more.  You can follow Conor across social media @ConorBronsdon including Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Instagram, or at his website. You can also follow the show @greeneconomypod on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Facebook. Support the show on Patreon
18:13
April 22, 2021
#5 Skills for the Green Economy with Karin Reiter, Adecco Group's Head of Sustainability
Karin Reiter, Global Head of ESG/Sustainability at The Adecco Group, joins Conor to talk about their 2021 whitepaper 'Skills For The Green Economy: Why Investing In People Is Key' about how governments, businesses, and individuals can prepare themselves for the transition to a sustainable economy. Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company and the world's second-largest human resources provider and temporary staffing firm. You can follow Conor across social media @ConorBronsdon including Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Instagram, or at his website.  You can also follow the show @greeneconomypod on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Facebook.  Support the show on Patreon
18:44
April 07, 2021
#4 Green finance with Jessie Martin of Carbon WA
Jessie Martin, Executive Director of Carbon WA joins Conor to talk about innovative sustainable financing mechanisms and using green bonds to fight the climate crisis, usher in the sustainable economy, and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic with the 2021 WA STRONG Act. You can follow Conor across social media @ConorBronsdon including Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Instagram, or at his website. You can also follow the show @greeneconomypod on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Facebook. Support the show on Patreon
23:36
February 24, 2021
#3: Micromobility and global transportation policy with Jonathan Hopkins
Conor sits down with Lime Director and Seattle Subways Political Director Jonathan Hopkins to talk about how micromobility has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic and how cities and countries should leverage transportation policy to fight climate change.  You can follow Conor across social media @ConorBronsdon including Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Instagram, or at his website. You can also follow the show @greeneconomypod on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Facebook. Support the show on Patreon
19:20
February 03, 2021
#2: Mass timber and bridging the urban-rural divide with Adam Noble
Conor sits down with policy expert and former forestry professional Adam Noble to talk about how mass timber can help bridge the rural-urban divide and how to message environmental issues in more conservative communities.  For more information read their joint article, A Bipartisan Case for Mass Timber, or watch the explainer video on how mass timber can help stop wildfires. You can follow Conor across social media @ConorBronsdon including Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Instagram, or at his website. You can also follow the show @greeneconomypod on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Facebook. Support the show on Patreon
20:50
January 25, 2021
#1: Sound Transit 2040 with Andrew Grant Houston
In Growing the Green Economy's first episode, Conor interviews architect and activist Andrew Grant Houston about his Sound Transit 2040 proposal to expand light rail and transit service across Washington State's Puget Sound Region. For maps and more on funding the ST 2040 proposal, read Conor's article about leveraging Biden administration funding or check out the explainer video. You can follow Andrew on Twitter @TheUrbanAce or via his business's website, House Cosmopolitan. You can follow Conor across social media @ConorBronsdon including Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Instagram, or at his website. You can also follow the show @greeneconomypod on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Facebook. Support the show on Patreon
18:57
January 11, 2021