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The Environmental Transformation Podcast

The Environmental Transformation Podcast

By Sean Grady
The Environmental Transformation Podcast will bring you interviews with leaders in the Environmental Industry with the goal of providing Environmental, Sustainability and Safety Professionals, as well as and Business leaders with information about industry trends, regulatory changes, digital and software technologies, and service providers that are transforming the industry.
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General Motors’ Road to Sustainability with Rae Howard and Breitner Marczewski, ESG Sustainability Leaders.
General Motors’ Road to Sustainability with Rae Howard and Breitner Marczewski, ESG Sustainability Leaders. According to GM's Sustainability Report, they are on a mission to Reduce Carbon Emissions, Design for the Environment, Advancing Transformative Technologies, Keep People Safe, Develop Talented and Diverse People, Uphold Human Rights, Support Supplier Responsibility, Building Inclusive Communities, and Ensuring Responsible Governance. In this episode we discuss how GM is addressing these ESG priorities, how they are transforming their manufacturing facilities to meet EV production goals, how they are designing circular economy and resiliency into their manufacturing process, and other Sustainable projects to achieve their ESG Goals. Thanks to our Sponsors: Cascade, Pace Labs, Regenesis, and E-Tank #sustainability #esg #climatechange #ev #electricvehicles #circulareconomy #supplychain #wastemanagement #zerowaste #wastediversion
47:45
June 01, 2022
Unity College, Educating the next generation of Sustainability Professionals with President Dr. Melik Khoury
Unity College, Educating the next generation of Sustainability Professionals with President Dr. Melik Khoury. Learn how Unity has become America’s Environmental College and the programs they offer through their education models and four campuses. We also discuss how Unity College became the first institution of higher education to divest their 12.5 million endowment from fossil fuels that has now led the way for over 1,500 other institutions to also divest their endowments from fossil fuels in an effort to reduce climate change impacts globally. Thanks to our Sponsors: Pace, IHMM, E-Tank #climatechange #sustainability #highereducation #environment #digital
53:30
May 17, 2022
Sustainable Chemical-Free Soil Pest Control utilizing Lisi Global’s Direct Energy System (DES) for the Agricultural and Turf Industries.
Sustainable Chemical-Free Soil Pest Control utilizing Lisi Global’s Direct Energy System (DES) for the Agricultural and Turf Industries.  Co-Founders Jason Crisp and Jeffery McComb discuss the advancements of their DES technology to treat difficult pests without using harmful chemicals that remain in the environment. We also discuss Lisi Global’s mission to support the agricultural industry to help address food security concerns and to also support other Turf Management industries with recreational and residential applications all in the most sustainable non-chemical way. #det #sustainability #turfmanagement #golf #agriculture #chemicalfree #pestmanagement Thanks to our Sponsors: Pace, Regenesis, E-Tank
01:03:00
April 19, 2022
Sustainability Reporting and ESG Ratings with CEO and Founder of CSE Nikos Avlonas.
Sustainability Reporting and ESG Ratings with CEO and Founder of CSE Nikos Avlonas. Learn the importance and role of a Chief Sustainability Manager and the high demand for Sustainability Professionals.  We also discuss the new SEC Proposed Climate Disclosure Rule and it affect it will have on businesses in the future. Thanks to our Sponsors: Pace Labs and CSE #esg #sustainability #sec #climatechange #climatereport #ghg #scope3 #esgreporting
51:23
March 28, 2022
Introducing PFAS Exposure™, the First Self-Collection Blood Sampling Kits with Taryn McKnight of Eurofins
Introducing PFAS Exposure™, the First Self-Collection Blood Sampling Kits with Taryn McKnight of Eurofins.  Learn how you can accurately obtain PFAS blood sampling results from the comfort of your home or place of work using their new sampling kit called PFAS Exposure™.  Eurofins Environment Testing has devised a way to self-collect a sample of PFAS in blood, traditionally requiring a blood draw. This departure represents a leap forward in Biomonitoring for Exposure to PFAS in blood. Their kit is the first of its kind and uses a simple finger prick.  With serum equivalent conversions provided, their results can be directly compared to the national averages published by the CDC. Plus this test method detects 47 PFAS compounds in whole blood.  Best of all, this new PFAS Exposure™ sampling kit is extremely affordable and reliable.   Thanks to our Sponsors: Regenesis, E-Tank, and the IHMM #pfas #toxicology #pfasexposure #eurofins #laboratory #environmental #transformation #podcast
52:21
March 14, 2022
Learn how Pace Labs is an industry leader in PFAS analytical testing with Emerging Contaminants Program Manager Paul Jackson.
Learn how Pace Labs is an industry leader in PFAS analytical testing with Emerging Contaminants Program Manager Paul Jackson. We also discuss updates to the EPA’s recent Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR) program and how public drinking water utilities will now have to test for 29 PFAS chemicals over the next three years, and what will be done with the data. Also, learn how many test methods are out there for analyzing various media, and much more.  #pfas #drinkingwater #ucmr #epa #laboratory #environmental Thanks to our Sponsors: Pace, Regenesis, E-Tank
01:01:39
February 28, 2022
Clean Cape Fear Co-Founder Emily Donovan talks about their efforts to address PFAS contamination in their community.
Clean Cape Fear Co-Founder Emily Donovan talks about their efforts to address PFAS contamination in their community. We touch on recent efforts to get the US EPA to require epidemiology sampling of impacted residents and what they are doing to mitigate the exposure of over 300,000 North Carolina residents affected by PFAS contamination in municipal drinking water from the Chemours Fayetteville manufacturing facility. Learn how her work has helped elevate NC's PFAS contamination crisis to the national stage and how Cape Fear is seemingly another Parkersburg WV nightmare.   Thanks to our Sponsors: Pace Labs, Regenesis, IHMM, and E-Tank. #pfas #water #epa #epidemiology #riskassessment #watertreatment #environmental #transformation #podcast
01:06:25
February 21, 2022
Divirod deploying the most comprehensive, scalable water data network in the world with CEO and Founder Dr. Javier Marti.
Divirod deploying the most comprehensive, scalable water data network in the world with CEO and Founder Dr. Javier Marti. Learn how Divirod can be deployed to support communities needing to better evaluate their infrastructure needs, or how their data network can be used to monitor tidal water levels for maritime transportation logistics. More importantly you will learn how easy it is using their products to better design Resiliency plans, monitor for natural disasters, and measure climate change affects over time. Thanks to our Sponsors: Pace Labs, Regenesis, and E-Tank #resiliency #water #waterindustry #climatechange #data #environment #sustainability
58:33
February 14, 2022
How in situ remediation technologies are transforming the industry with Regenesis CEO and President Scott Wilson.
How in situ remediation technologies are transforming the industry with Regenesis CEO and President Scott Wilson. Learn how Regenesis’ PlumeStop® has been shown to be an effective in situ remediation technology to treat PFAS and other Forever Chemicals.  We also discuss the research and testing involved to develop these in situ remedial products and how they are one of the best ways of eliminating contaminants from soil and groundwater. Thanks to our Sponsors: Regenesis, Pace Labs, and E-Tank. #insitu #groundwater #remediation #pfas #sustainable #environment
01:04:29
January 31, 2022
Breaking down the SDS with Atanu Das, CEO an President of MSDSWriter.
Breaking down the SDS with Atanu Das, CEO and President of MSDS Writer. Learn why SDSs are so important and how they support hazardous communication, worker safety, compliance reporting, and chemical management requirements. We breakdown each section and dive into the details to bring you a better understanding of the information provided and potential hazards associated with an SDS. Thanks to our Sponsors: Pace, Regenesis, IHMM, and E-Tank
01:04:24
January 24, 2022
Smart Futures for a Flourishing World, A Paradigm Shift for Achieving Global Sustainability with Author Dr. Claire Nelson.
Smart Futures for a Flourishing World, A Paradigm Shift for Achieving Global Sustainability with Author Dr. Claire Nelson. If you could change the trajectory of time, what would you do now to make our world more sustainable to protect the earth and humankind? Claire shares with us her vision of a Smart Future and how we can achieve this by asking 5 basic questions as outlined in her new book. She also helps us understand the importance of our current situation with her creative storytelling and futuristic analysis. Hope you enjoy this episode and her new book. Thanks to our Sponsors: Regenesis, IHMM, and E-Tank #sustainability #climatechange #futureenergy #strategicforesight #author
01:06:08
December 13, 2021
The Hoosier Environmental Council, how it’s protecting the environment and advocating for policy and economic changes with Executive Director, Jesse Kharbanda.
The Hoosier Environmental Council, how it’s protecting the environment and advocating for policy and economic changes with Executive Director, Jesse Kharbanda. Learn what the HEC is focused on as they work with liberals and conservatives in the state legislature to pursue environmental policy changes. See why they are so passionate about protecting Hoosier wetlands and forests, providing clean drinking water, and promoting Climate Change Solutions. Also, we discuss what Jesse will be doing as he exits the HEC as their Executive Director after 14 years at the helm. Thanks to our Sponsors: Regenesis, IHMM, and E-Tank. #environmental #sustainability #solar #renewableenergy #solarpower #wetlands #cleanwater #environmentaljustice #climatechange #carbonemissions
01:06:07
November 16, 2021
“ESG” Why is it important and how is it changing the way we do business with CEO Nikos Avlonas founder of the Center for Sustainability and Excellence.
“ESG” Why is it important and how is it changing the way we do business with CEO Nikos Avlonas founder of the Center for Sustainability and Excellence. Learn how Sustainability reporting has changed over the years, what role the investment community has had on elevating the social awareness of climate change, the need for corporations to report climate risks and sustainability progress more accurately, and how CSE is helping companies prepare and develop Sustainability Programs. Thanks to our Sponsors: Regenesis, the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, and E-Tank #sustainability #esg #ghg #climatechange #csr #carbontax #environment #sdgs
55:26
November 09, 2021
“Creating a Safety Culture in Today’s Environment” with Dan Blankfeld, VP of Safety for the CBG Building Company.
“Creating a Safety Culture in Today’s Environment” with Dan Blankfeld, VP of Safety for the CBG Building Company. Learn from one of the industry's Safety Professionals who has relied on the support of senior executives, developed quality training programs, established mentor/mentee relationships, and works with field level supervisors and contractors to create a Safety Culture where everyone wins and goes home safe. Thanks to our Sponsors: Regenesis, IHMM, and E-Tank #safety #safetytraining #safetyprofessionals #safetyculture #safetyfirst
56:20
November 02, 2021
“Cut Super Climate Pollutants Now!” In Alan Miller’s new book, we discuss what are they and why do they matter.
“Cut Super Climate Pollutants Now!” In Alan Miller’s new book, we discuss what are they and why do they matter in this episode. Alan was one of the earliest activists for ozone layer protection, including helping Dr. Rowland promote the importance of bans on CFCs to avoid increases in skin cancer and cataracts. He teamed up with co-authors Stephen Andersen and Durwood Zaelke to explain the importance of reducing four key pollutants as a means of rapidly slowing global warming. You will want to get a copy of his new book to learn more. Thanks to our Sponsors: Regenesis, E-Tank, and the IHMM #climatechange #greenhousegases #cop26 #environment #author
01:06:38
October 26, 2021
Dr. Sylvia Earle, a NatGeo Explorer, discusses her new book “Ocean a Global Odyssey”, our need to protect the Oceans, and more.
Dr. Sylvia Earle, a NatGeo Explorer, discusses her new book “Ocean a Global Odyssey”, her work with Mission Blue as the president and chairman, and our need to protect the Oceans. Long recognized as one of the world's top experts on ocean science and conservation, she is passionate about protecting the marine life and the ocean to help address climate change. Called "Her Deepness" by The New Yorker and the New York Times, a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress, and a "First Hero for the Planet" by Time magazine, she is an oceanographer, explorer, author, and field scientist. In 1970, told she could not join a crew of men testing an undersea habitat, she organized an all-female crew, and they lived underwater for weeks, pioneering deep-sea ventures. Since then, she has continued to cross boundaries, always passionately advocating on behalf of Earth's ocean. Thanks to our Sponsors: Regenesis, E-Tank and the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management.
01:22:31
October 02, 2021
“Future Energy” How Companies are Transforming and Preparing for the next Energy Transition with Tej Gidda.
“Future Energy” How Companies are Transforming and Preparing for the next Energy Transition with Tej Gidda.  He is currently GHD’s Global Leader for Future Energy, focusing the firm’s efforts on the transition in energy systems towards a lower-carbon future. Learn how companies are preparing for a Future Energy transformation and how they are planning to get to Net Zero through various carbon reduction strategies and sustainability goals. If you want to learn more about what types of future energy sources are available to help us decarbonize, or who will be leading the conversation and who will be left behind, then this episode is for you.   Thanks to our Sponsors:  Regenesis, E-Tank and the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management 
52:16
September 21, 2021
Robert Bilott, the attorney behind the movie “Dark Waters” and the author of the book “Exposure”, talks about the case against DuPont, PFAS litigation, and more.
Robert Bilott, the attorney behind the movie “Dark Waters” and the author of the book “Exposure”, talks about the case against DuPont, PFAS litigation, the state of PFAS regulations, what still needs to be done to protect citizens from chronic exposure Forever Chemicals, and his 20 plus fight bringing justice to those affected by PFAS contamination like the ones in Parkersburg, West Virginia in this exciting episode. Thanks to our Sponsors: Cascade Environmental, the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, and E-Tank and E-Pump. #environmental #transformation #podcast #pfas #exposure #analyticalchemistry #groundwater #drinkingwater #partspertillion #mcl #epa #litigation #pfascontamination #pfoa #foreverchemicals
01:07:27
August 24, 2021
"Forever Chemicals" Environmental, Economic, and Social Equity Concerns with PFAS with Authors LeeAnn Racz and David Kempisty.
Forever Chemicals known as PFAS, are a class of man-made per-and polyfluroalkyl substances that persist in the environment and don’t break down. PFAS chemicals have been around for over 70 years and have been unregulated by the EPA for decades. Authors LeeAnn Racz and David Kempisty document in this book, "Forever Chemicals" Environmental, Economic, and Social Equity Concerns with PFAS in the Environment, the challenges with analytical testing, risk assessments, regulatory implications, consumer products containing PFAS, waste disposal, remediation concerns, and more. Check out this informative episode. Thanks to our Sponsors: Cascade Environmental, Terra Nova Solutions, and E-Tank and E-Pump
01:04:14
August 18, 2021
Author and Environmental Lawyer Joel Burcat Discusses His Three Environmental Legal Thrillers: Drink to Every Beast, Amid Rage, and Strange Fire
As a practicing environmental lawyer, Joel Burcat writes environmental legal thrillers that are both electrifying and accurate. Burcat has completed five novels. Three of them are environmental legal thrillers, DRINK TO EVERY BEAST, AMID RAGE, and STRANGE FIRE. Both Drink to Every Beast and Amid Rage are published by Headline Books and are available at bookstores, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble in paperback and electronic formats. If you are looking for an exciting environmental legal thriller that is on par with some other big named authors, give Joel a try. He’s won several awards and has been recognized as one of the rising literary stars in the thriller category. He is passionate about the environment and focuses a lot of his attention writing about the topic.  Thanks to our Sponsors: E-Tank, Terra Nova Solutions, and Cascade Environmental #Environmental #Transformation #Podcast #environmentaljustice #waste #environmentalawareness #regulations
01:04:40
July 13, 2021
Learn what’s happening at this year’s 2021 Annual Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professional (AHMP) Conference with Chairwoman Rebecca Neal.
The 2021 Annual Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) Conference is July 25-28, 2021. Rebecca (Becky) Neal is the Chair of the AHMP and talks about what you can expect from this year’s virtual conference.  Learn what informative topics you need to hear about, who is going to be presenting, how you can earn your continuing education units (CEUs) or continuous maintenance points (CMPs), and how to register for this exciting event. Also, if interest in obtaining your CHMM credential, the AHMP has the new testing blueprint covered and will prepare you for the CHMM exam. Thanks to our sponsors: IHMM, Cascade Environmental, Terra Nova Solutions #environmental #transformation #podcast #AHMP #compliance #training #futureenergy #climatechange #regulatory #riskmanagement #data #hazardousmaterials #hazardouswaste #wastemanagement
01:01:41
July 07, 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
49:55
June 15, 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
01:05:32
June 09, 2021
Learn how LastObject is eliminating single use personal care products with Co-Founder Isabel Aagaard.
Learn how LastObject is eliminating single use personal care products with Co-Founder Isabel Aagaard. 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
51:42
June 02, 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 growing 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
57:15
May 26, 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.
58:48
May 17, 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
01:04:58
May 11, 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
57:08
May 04, 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.
01:04:53
April 27, 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.
58:25
April 20, 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. 
01:04:59
April 13, 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
57:12
April 06, 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
59:21
April 02, 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
01:14:36
March 23, 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.
01:05:01
February 24, 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!”
01:16:53
February 06, 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
47:09
January 19, 2021
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
53:15
December 22, 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.
46:30
December 08, 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.
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December 01, 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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November 24, 2020
The State of the Union with the IDEM’s Commissioner Bruno Pigott, Episode 1
This week’s podcast interview is with Bruno Pigott, the Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Bruno give us the State of Union on the Environmental initiatives and future priorities for IDEM in 2021.  We had some much to talk about that we had to created two episodes! In Episode 1, you will hear what Bruno's day to day is like as Commissioner, how IDEM is managing staff during the COVID Crisis, the future of Electronic Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations in Indiana, and their statewide Air Quality improvements. Check it out! Thanks to our sponsors ENFOS, an enterprise remediation management software, and Cascade Environmental for supporting the podcast.
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November 24, 2020
How Companies Transform by Investing in Effective Leadership Training & Mentoring Staff to Crush It!
Mark Hernandez is one of the country’s foremost Leadership Speakers, Trainers, and Coaches. He helps organizations and individuals multiply in Purpose and Performance. Mark spent nearly 12 years as a Compliance Assistance Specialist with OSHA and a Safety Specialist for Marathon Petroleum Corporation for the past 6 years. Mark is a John Maxwell certified Coach, Speaker, and Trainer. Learn how he is changing organizational culture one person at a time through his Mark Speaks motivational programs and Crushing It!
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November 17, 2020
Case Study on Sustainable Remediation and Redevelopment Strategies: Continental Steel Superfund Site
Jessica Fliss of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) talks about the Sustainable Redevelopment Strategies incorporated into the Remedial Design and Cleanup activities at the Continental Steel Superfund Site in Kokomo, Indiana and how it’s impacted the local community.
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November 03, 2020
The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership; Advocating for Conservation & Environmental Policy
Whit Fosburgh, the CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnersip, talks about how the TCRP is helping preserve the environmental habitat of our nation’s fish and wildlife by advocating for federal policy and funding solutions while uniting its partners and amplifying the voices of American sportsmen and women in service of Theodore Roosevelt’s conservation legacy.
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October 27, 2020
How the USGA is using Digital Innovation to Drive real Environmental Sustainability Outcomes.
Dr. Rand Jerris talks about the USGA’s use of technology and digital innovation to address Environmental Sustainability challenges faced by golf course operators, municipalities, and private clubs and how the USGA is helping them reduce operating costs associated with water usage, chemical fertilizers, infrastructure improvements and maintenance through their Resource Management Program and Green Course Consulting Services. #usga #irrigationsystems #turfgrass #turfmanagement #golfcourse #golfmanagement #pgaprofessional #watermanagement #waterconservation #environmentalsustainability
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October 19, 2020
ISO, ISO, ISO.. Determine which ISO management systems (14001, 45001, & 50001) you should implement
Audrey Van Dyke of EHSE Management Solutions talks about how the ISO standards (14001, 45001, 50001) can help companies improve their quality, consistency, safety, and regulatory compliance by developing and implementing one or more of these management systems. #iso14001 #iso45001 #iso50001 #ems #leadership #safety #auditing #energy
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October 13, 2020
Sustainable Green Building Design and LEED Certification
Daniel Overbey of Browning Day talks about Green Building Design, Sustainability, and LEED Certification. Learn how green design incorporates energy savings, water conservation and waste reductions to achieve a more efficient, economic, and environmentally friendly buildings. There are also financial incentives to help justify incorporating these design elements in your projects. Check out this informative episode!
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October 06, 2020
Indiana Recycling Coalition, helping the city of Indianapolis achieve its Waste & Recycling goals.
Allyson Mitchell is the Executive Director of the Indiana Recycling Coalition (IRC). She talks with our host Sean Grady about the IRC’s growth over the past several years and their vision for a Circular Economy in Indianapolis to include the creation of a Marion County Solid Waste District and focusing on robust and sustainable curbside recycling and educational programs statewide. We also will talk about the challenges ahead and how they plan to accomplish their goals through the Thrive Indianapolis Plan. To learn more, visit the IRC website for more information: www.indianarecycling.org. This episode is sponsored by ENFOS. Learn more at: www.enfos.com #curbsiderecycling #sustainability #diversity #IRC #circulareconomy
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September 08, 2020
Cascade Environmental, Sustainability and Diversity is at the Core of everything they do. Drill it
Sue Bruning is the VP Marketing and Communications and is the Chair of Cascades Sustainability Council. She talks with our host Sean Grady about Cascades growth over the past several years and their focus on Sustainability and diversity. Cascade is recognized as one of the premier Drilling firms in the United States. They have a robust fleet of drilling equipment from Sonic, Auger, Rotary Core, and Direct Push Geoprobes. They are also leading the environmental services industry with its Cascade Diverse Workforce Initiative (CDWI) program which is a peer led group that works to increase awareness and foster diversity throughout the organization focusing on elevating women in leadership. For more information about Cascade Environmental, check out their website at: www.cascade-env.com. #cascade-enviromental #drilling #bioremediation #sustainability #diversity #brillianceofresilience
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September 01, 2020
ENFOS: The Hidden Backbone of the World’s Biggest Remediation Programs.
Listen to Co-Founder Roger Well and Director of Accounts Michael Douglas talk about how ENFOS started from having no customers to becoming the Remediation backbone of the largest companies in the world (such as BP, ConocoPhillips and Dow). Back in the year of 2000, two veteran environmental consultants quit their safe full-time jobs and jumped into a high-risk venture to address one shared frustration: the inefficiency of managing Remediation projects. With a big vision in mind, Craig Modesitt and Roger Well got together with a couple of engineers from the heydays of Yahoo and started building the early version of ENFOS. To learn more about ENFOS, visit www.enfos.com
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August 25, 2020
Smart Seeds, a GHD Digital design-led innovation program.
Myles Coker talks about the Smarts Seeds design-led innovation program where industry leaders from both public and private spectrums participate in identifying challenging problems they are facing and ask a group of emerging leaders to help solve them in a new and creative process. #smartseeds #GHD #design-ledinnovation #emergingleaders #GHDdigital
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August 17, 2020
Learn what it takes to become a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with Abby Ferri.
The Certified Safety Professional (CSP) credential is one of the most sought after credentials in the industry. We talk with Abby Ferri and explore what it takes to become a CSP, the role they play in the industry during the COVID-19 Pandemic, how she become an industry pro and a host on the Safety Justice League Podcast, and much more! Connect with Abby via LinkedIn. #safety #safetyjusticeleague #COVID-19 #ASSP #safetyfirst
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August 11, 2020
The NORM Lady, Geri Blanchard, talks about how to Survey and become a RSO in the Oil & Gas industry.
Geri talks with our host Sean Grady about the Oil & Gas industry’s NORM/TENORM regulations, safety requirements, surveying, decontamination licensing, and so much more during this exciting podcast. For more information about NORM SOLUTIONS, contact the NORM Lady at: Geri@normsolutions.com . #NORM SOLUTIONS #SAFETY #Oil&Gas #NORM RSO #NORM SURVEYING
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July 27, 2020
How to obtain your CHMM credential and a member of the Alliance of Hazardous Material Professionals
Mark Bruce and Aaron Stern talk about the Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM) credential and the benefits of obtaining your certification, as well as the AHMP’s efforts to grow the organization by focusing on young professionals in the industry through technical training and mentoring. For more information about today’s podcast, contact Mark Bruce at mark@bermllc.com or Aaron Stern at treasurer@nccahmp.org.
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July 20, 2020
How to obtain your CIH credential and their role in the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dyron Hamlin discusses his experience working as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and how to obtain your credential, the benefits of becoming a CIH, the types of roles they play in the Industry, and how they are helping companies resume operations during this COVID-19 pandemic. You can reach Dyron at: Dyron.Hamlin@GHD.com #CIH #Health and Safety #Emergency Response #GHD #COVID-19
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July 15, 2020
Interview with GHD’s Dr. Ryan Thomas about PFAS Remediation Technologies and regulatory updates.
Interview with Dr. Ryan Thomas about his work on PFAS emerging contaminants at GHD’s Innovative Technology Group (ITG). We also discuss his recently published article in the Wiley Research Journal titled “Evaluation of PFAS Treatment Technology: Alkaline Ozonation” and other topics such as PFAS regulations, sampling protocols, and disposal options.
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July 03, 2020