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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

By Tali Orad
The Butterfly Effect podcast digs into stories of expert and regular people that make a difference with the planting of trees. Just like the butterfly effect theory which suggests that a minor change such as a flap of a butterfly wing can create a phenomenal change, this podcast will share the stories of communities; individuals supporting Mother Nature and the environment as well as the stories of trees. Hosted by Tali Orad, she will be giving the voice to all those stories, voice to the trees. Each episode will feature a special guest from the different industries. For more 1treellion.org
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Episode 32 / The Butterfly Story of Worms and Garbage Management Hosting Cathy Nesbitt

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Episode 52 / The Butterfly Story of Making a Greener World Hosting Job van Hooijdonk
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Job van Hooijdonk. Job is co-founder of Regreener, an Amsterdam-based startup focusing on regreening the world. Before founding Regreener. He studied corporate law and worked as an M&A lawyer for an international law firm for several years. Being a millennial, he then started thinking about switching careers in order to be able to make an impact. Looking at existing climate change fighting solutions, he noticed three things: (1) Most solutions were too complicated, (2) there was a major lack of transparency, and (3) almost all solutions were focused on the negative side of things. This finally resulted in the core values of Regreener: simplicity, transparency, and positivity. This means that Regreener is focused on simple solutions whilst focusing on providing its community with all the information about impact, finance, etc. and all is done in a positive way, meaning that the focus is on the green impact. Regreener offers consumers and businesses the opportunity to plant trees, protect rainforests and offset carbon through carbon certificates. Furthermore, they are focusing on building check-out solutions for webshops, providing end customers with the opportunity to plant a tree. In this episode you will hear about his work, transparency in “re-greening”, green projects, green in business, carbon credits, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion, Job van Hooijdonk & ReGreener. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
30:10
September 28, 2022
Episode 51 / The Butterfly Story of Urban Forests Hosting Daniel Katz
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Daniel Katz. Daniel received a bachelor's degree in History and Classical Studies following which he took a sharp turn into the sustainability and environmental field where he has been immersed for the past 8 years. He first made his way into ecological work when he was called to build a community garden in his old neighborhood in Tel Aviv during his academic studies. Since the spark ignited, he has been giving lectures and workshops to organizations and municipalities on climate change and sustainability. He also designed and built an ecological community farm, directed the educational department for "Hava & Adam" educational EcoFarm and is currently a project manager at the environmental nonprofit "Good Energy Initiative". After managing several projects in the field of waste treatment, he began creating and running the "Climate Forest Project": an urban afforestation project focusing on tree planting in neglected public spaces. Daniel lives in a small village in the Jerusalem mountains, with his partner Noa and their two children- 3-year-old Laya and 3-month-old Refael. In this episode, you will hear about building community gardens, the climate forest, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Daniel Katz. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
32:58
September 14, 2022
Episode 50 / The Butterfly Story of Tree for Every Child Hosting Princess Marinay
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Princess Marinay. Princess Marinay is an international Presenter, Climate Change Communicator, Youth Advocate, prolific writer, fashion model, and fashion designer. She began her journey in 2015 at the age of 11, under the participation of a literary and art competition hosted by the Vision of the Child organization, where she portrayed her literary skills and was part of the winners and didn’t stop there. She is a multi-talented communicator and acted in an award winning corruption busters film titled “TRAPPED” based on the issues of drug abuse in our communities in 2018. Princess is committed to raise awareness about the dangers of Climate Change and is working under the Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI) influencing that change in the world. She is currently a Google Project Management student and is aiming to implement her projects to make the planet a thriving, sustainable world. In this episode you will hear about her activism work, her tree planting project with the school kids, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Princess Marinay. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
23:11
August 17, 2022
Episode 49 / The Butterfly Story of Sustainable Fashion Hosting Shefali Dehl
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Shefali Dehl. Shefali is the founder of Ombrè Craft's. She is a designer and a mother to a 5 years old. Shafeli started her career in 2004 after completing her graduation in fashion designing from JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi, and certification in Personal Fashion Styling from London College of Fashion. Ombrè Craft was founded in the year 2015, with the objective to cater to the lifestyle of modern women and showcase the work of weavers at global platforms through stores and online presence in different countries. Her vision for Ombrè Craft has been to create "Everyday clothing for the festival called life, made in a socially sustainable way", her ensembles are able to cater to the needs of clients from various professions like women from the corporate sector, entrepreneurs, and so on. Apart from this, the label has built a portfolio with 9-5 collections, festive wear, travel/resort wear, yoga wear, and more, all adorned with the brand's signature touch, fabric fineness, and aesthetics from the Indian culture and roots thinking more and more sustainable and conscious. Till now, Ombre Craft has supplied clothing lines to more than 6 countries, worked with more than 1000 individual clients, and has worked with more than 35 B2B clients including retail, brands, and boutiques at domestic and international levels and derived inputs from the weavers and artisans of 6+ states. In this episode, you will hear about the impact the fashion industry has on our environment, her work, how to be more sustainable in fashion, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Shefali Dehl. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
28:51
July 13, 2022
Episode 48 / The Butterfly Story of a Sustainable Marine Industry Hosting Brent Perry
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Brent Perry. Brent defined an industry when he oversaw the development of the world’s first battery for marine propulsion. Energy storage systems are now a major – and increasingly important – player on the global marine energy scene. In the years since that first battery, he has become a world expert on lithium energy storage in marine applications and recently launched PwrSwäp, a pay-as-you-go clean energy subscription service that can electrify marine vessels, terminals, ports, and even industrial sites and small communities. His 30-year history in commercial shipbuilding and deep knowledge of energy systems gives him a unique perspective on the hybrid and electric marine industry. Brent has personally been involved in the great majority of all large hybrid and electric ferry projects on the water today. From Ampere in Norway to Scandlines Benedikte and the For Seaferries Aurora and Tycho Brahe, he has unsurpassed experience in the sector. Brent is an experienced, engaging, and impassioned speaker. Major presentations include speeches at the UN Conference on Climate Change, COP21 in Paris, and COP23 in Bonn. Mr. Perry resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, and enjoys sailing with his wife and three children. In this episode, you will hear about green energy storage, zero-emission operation at shore and at sea, financial values as an incentive for a change, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Brent Perry. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
39:46
June 15, 2022
Episode 47 / The Butterfly Story of EHS & Sustainability Hosting Emily Schneider
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Emily Schneider. Emily is a Director of Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability for a U.S.-based manufacturing company. She holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in the environmental field and has been working in the field for over a decade. Originally from the Midwest, having lived in either Wisconsin or Minnesota her whole life until she moved to Arizona 5 years ago where she currently resides. In her current role, Emily guides her company toward creating an equitable future for both humans and the planet by driving sustainable practices in their operations as well as assisting with the development of new products which will help the company and their clients advance the circular economy. In this episode you will hear about what EHS is, sustainability in the workplace, priorities in becoming a sustainable business, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Emily Schneider. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
31:15
May 25, 2022
Episode 46 / The Butterfly Story of Three Values For Change Hosting Johnny Palmer
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Johnny Palmer. Johnny is a British Australian entrepreneur, activist, and business adventurer who has built a portfolio of companies and projects across multiple sectors, all underpinned by 3 values. Whether cleaning up rivers, investing in commercial property, developing leading media companies, engineering renewable power innovations, or any other project, Johnny focuses on Sustainability, Disruption, and Growth. In this episode, you will hear about his values for every project he is involved in and a glimpse of how - the first step towards making live events greener, cleaning up rivers, planting trees, up-cycling an old aircraft for an office, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Johnny Palmer. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
20:60
May 11, 2022
Episode 45 / The Butterfly Story of The Miyawaki Forest Hosting Erick Ogallo
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Erick Ogallo. Erick is a performance-driven professional with a deep understanding and hands-on knowledge in the field of Natural Resource Management e.g. Air Quality Monitoring, Green & Circular Economy, Project Management, Responsible Forest Management & Landscape restoration. He is well experienced in project management and coordination, community engagement, and interfaith engagement in care for creation, having served in various capacities with different institutions implementing Green and Circular Economy (GCE) initiatives, leading NRM projects on Forest Landscape Restoration and conservation, climate change, and Integrated Water Resource Management for the last eight years. Currently serving as a Program officer at the Royal Danish Embassy in Kenya coordinating a Strategic Sector Cooperation,  a government to government program on Food Safety, Environment, Maritime, and Energy sectors. Previously served as a Project Coordinator at the University of Nairobi in partnership with GeoHealth Eastern Africa Hub, implementing a research project on Air quality, health, and climate change. In addition, Erick provides advisory on tree growing both at the community level and urban level using the Miyawaki technique, he is also a Chain of Custody auditor with the Soil Association- UK. HE holds; Bachelor of Science, Environmental Resource Conservation (Kenyatta University - Kenya), Diploma in Green and Circular Economy (Technical University of Denmark), Certificate  in Responsive project Management administered by COWI -Denmark, and a Master’s degree in Environmental Management (The Open University, United Kingdom) In this episode, you will hear about the Miyawaki method for growing forests in urban areas, green & circular economy, food safety, the IPCC report, and more. Some notes… More about 1treellion and Erick Ogallo. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
37:52
April 27, 2022
Episode 44 / The Butterfly Story of Good People Doing Good Things Hosting Grant Brown
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Grant Brown. Tech entrepreneur turned eco-activist, Grant uses his deep knowledge of environmental issues and solutions to distill complex issues into simple, easy-to-understand terms. His goal is to inspire hope for the future in those who worry about the effects of climate change and pollution. Happy Eco News is the passion project that convinced Grant to move from the sideline to the front line and use his entrepreneurial skills to help “good people doing good things”. In this episode, you will hear about the use of clean energy in ships, why and how banks are divesting from fossil fuel, the Paris accord, the trends and good climate change news, and more. Some notes… More about 1treellion, Grant Brown, and Happy Eco News. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
34:27
April 13, 2022
Episode 43 / The Butterfly Story of Climate Activist Nyombi Morris
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Nyombi Morris. Nyombi is a 23 years old Ugandan Climate Activist, a #SolvingIt Honoree, UNOCHA Ambassador and CNN Environmentalist of Tomorrow who began his activism as a result of the direct impact flooding had on his family disrupting the source of livelihood for his parents and forcing them to find a new place to call home. Nyombi has since called for more action from world leaders and polluters to take climate change more seriously and discourage polluters through policy development, his story has been featured on the BBC, CBC, CNN, The Verge, Global Citizens, Reuters, Earth.org amongst others. In this episode, you will hear about his inspiration to become an activist, the work he does, tree planting with school in Uganda, and more. Some notes… More about 1treellion and Nyombi Morris. Link to support Nyombi’s work. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
34:24
March 30, 2022
Episode 42 / The Butterfly Story of Ecological Restoration Hosting Troy Carter & Patrick Leung
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Troy Carter & Patrick Leung, they are both the co-founders of Earthshot. Troy is the CEO of Earthshot, which is building the technology for planetary-scale ecological restoration. He is also a co-founder at RIZOME, which is pioneering the use of bamboo engineered lumber as a climate-positive alternative to wood, steel, and concrete. He is bringing the audacious scale and vision of startup methodology to the planet’s ecological and climate crisis. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in economics, was an early employee at Airbnb and E la Carte, then founded and scaled Troy Cider and exited after a successful acquisition in 2015. He has focused on carbon finance and renewable energy and agriculture projects for the last six years. Patrick has spent two decades in the tech industry as an engineering leader. At Google, he worked on Google Maps, Emerging Markets, and the Google Duplex conversational AI system. Patrick was also CTO at Two Sigma Private Investments where he pioneered the use of data science and machine learning in private equity markets. In this episode, you will hear about Earthshot, the carbon market, bamboo, indigenous communities, and more. Some notes… More about 1treellion.org, Troy Carter, and Patrick Leung. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
35:51
March 16, 2022
Episode 41 / The Butterfly Story of The Future of Civilization Hosting Benjamin J Butler
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Benjamin J Butler. Benjamin J Butler is a former investor and now writer, futurist, and strategist. He has sat on the boards of a number of organizations as an expert on the future including Global Future Council of the World Economic Forum, the Board of Trustees of the American Renewable Energy Institute, International Advisory Board of Athena School of Management, and Futurist at Horasis Global. Benjamin believes humanity is at a turbulent but evolutionary inflection point and perhaps at the dawn of the creation of an ecological civilization. He currently writes a column on future trends on substack called Embassy of the Future. Benjamin started his career on Wall St but has worked out of many financial centers including London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Seoul. He worked at Morgan Stanley, Nomura, and UBS, in senior positions where he was a trusted advisor to international investors and Chief Investment Officers; known to be able to discern the larger trends and a prescient forecaster of the future. As a macro style cross-asset investor, he was a fund manager at Edge Capital and also acted as the de facto chief strategist to Blue Sky, one of the most successful hedge funds in the Asia Pacific region. Between 2014 and 2017, he wrote the weekly International Column at Dow Theory Letters with Wall St legend Richard Russell on global trends and investment. Concurrent to his career as an investor then futurist, he has been a devout practitioner of Zen and the Tao, having been based out of Asia for 22 years. In his early twenties, he moved to Japan and learned the Japanese language, culture, and Zen. He read Law at King’s College London, holds a BA in Japanese and Economics from SOAS, University of London, and an MSc in Holistic Science from Schumacher College In this episode, you will hear about the role of the futurist, the global financial crisis in 2007, the values in the decentralization of power, ecological civilization, and more. Some notes… More about 1treellion.org and Benjamin J Butler. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
41:22
March 02, 2022
Episode 40/ The Butterfly Story of Ecological & Sustainable Agriculture Hosting Claire Nasike Akello
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Claire Nasike Akello. Claire is a Wangari Maathai Scholar and leads the food campaign at Greenpeace Africa, where she trains local communities on ecological agriculture, food and seed sovereignty as adaptive mechanisms to climate change, campaigns for their adoption by smallholder farmers, and its inclusion in agricultural policies in Kenya. She has previously worked for A Rocha Kenya, as an Environmental education officer and won the Wangari Maathai Scholarship Award in 2015, for her environmental education work with school children in Budalangi. Claire is also the founder of the Hummingbird Foundation; an initiative that seeks to improve nutrition among school-going children through the establishment of organic food gardens in rural and urban areas. She is a graduate of the Technical University of Kenya with a first-class degree in Environmental Resource Management and currently pursues a Masters of Science in Management of Agroecosystems and Environment at The University of Nairobi. In her free time, she loves reading, dancing, and writing articles on her eco-blog which has been nominated twice for Kenya bloggers awards (BAKE) in 2015 and 2018. In this episode, you will hear about her work at Greenpeace, Agro-Ecology, natural pest control, how she is improving children's nutrition in Kenya, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Claire Nasike Akello. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
33:32
February 16, 2022
Episode 39 / The Butterfly Story of Communities and Planetary Civilization Hosting Lucian Tarnowski
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Lucian Tarnowski. Lucian is the founding curator of United Planet and Architect of the UP Game. UP Game is a time traveling immersive reality to tell the greatest story ever told. Lucian spent 2 years designing a platform for a planetary unifying narrative to emerge to respond to the crisis of meaning and trust. This mission is to deliver on the PlanetShot - a Planetary Civilization in harmony with all life. Lucian believes we succeed by reverse engineering the story from the future. Lucian is a Gaian on a mission to serve the birthing of the Planetary Age. Lucian has a decade of experience in designing and powering online communities that connect diverse stakeholders around a shared purpose. Communities support virtual and distributed teams to scale and achieve their collaboration, knowledge sharing and problem-solving goals. For 10 years he worked on BraveNew which enables Fortune 1000 clients such as GE, and collaboratives such as Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Geinsinger Health to cooperate and collaborate around a shared purpose. Lucian has been honored as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum. He has been an active attendee of Davos and other World Economic Forum meetings for many years. He continues to research and experiment around the social science behind communities, knowledge sharing and economic spaces. Since 2002, he has run Take Heart India, a 53-year-old no overheads charity started by his father that provides blind and handicapped people in rural India with the vocational employment skills required to get lifelong employment. He has spoken at gatherings such as Davos, various World Economic Forum meetings, TEDx, The China Digital Summit, Impact Summit and for companies such as Deutsche Telekom, Oracle, Pearson, IBM and PWC. He speaks to audiences around the world about communities and the convergence of talent, knowledge and capital and the impact on society. In this episode you will hear about communities, the Up Games, the Rebirthing of Planetary Civilization party inspired by James Webb/NASA, Star Wars, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Lucian Tarnowski. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
43:31
February 02, 2022
Episode 38 / The Butterfly Story of The Healing Trees Hosting José Zaglul
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with José Zaglul and speak about the Healing Trees project happening on May 4th & 5th, 2022 to honor all COVID19 deaths around the world. José Zaglul is an educator, agriculturalist, and advocate for social justice. He brings the  language of love and respect to the university classroom, and opportunities to young  leaders from socio-economically depressed regions to improve the quality of life of their  families and communities. Dr. Zaglul was founder and President of EARTH University, a non-profit institution in Costa  Rica founded in 1989. As the university’s first president, he shaped its mission: to prepare  leaders with ethical values who contribute to sustainable development and construct a  prosperous and just society. Under his guidance, more than two thousand students from  35 countries graduated and spread EARTH University’s vision throughout the world. Born in Costa Rica to Lebanese parents, Dr. Zaglul performed his undergraduate studies at  the American University of Beirut and earned his master’s in Animal Science there. He then  attended the University of Florida where he was awarded a Master of Science in Food  Science and Human Nutrition and a PhD in Animal Science. Dr. Zaglul chose to devote his life to education early in his career. He led the Animal  Production Department at the Center for Tropical Agriculture Research and Education in  Costa Rica, the oldest postgraduate school of agriculture in Latin America. He was a  Professor of Food Science and then a Vice President of Research and Extension at the  Technological Institute of Costa Rica. Today, Dr. Zaglul pursues a variety of educational endeavors. He has founded or led  organizations such as the Global Consortium of Higher Education and Research for  Agriculture, he is also on the Board of Trustees of the American University of Beirut, and he  has co-chaired the SEMCIT seminar series (Sustainability and Education and the  Management of Change in the Tropics). He has earned honorary degrees from several  universities around the world. At present, as President of the San Ramón Carbono Neutral Foundation he is leading the  initiative Healing Trees, a global collaborative movement that aims to plant more than 5  million trees around the world in honor of the lives lost due to Covid-19 and send a message  of unity, hope and a better future for all. In this episode you will hear about the healing trees project and why planting trees for each COVID death is going to help heal us as humans and as a civilization. Some notes… If you’d like to join the planting, please check out HealingTrees.org. More about 1treellion.org and José Zaglul. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
31:58
January 19, 2022
Episode 37 / The Butterfly Story of Seasonal Cooking & Sustainable Farming Hosting Michellee Fox
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Michellee Fox. Michellee is a Brazilian native, slow food chef, small minority farmer advocate and North & South America Business Development Manager for FoodBay TV - a food and lifestyle television network in Africa. She is also the host of CraftFood Podcast, where she interviews leaders in nutritional sustainability, and the new Dietary Manager for Mid valley Hospital in Omak, Washington She recently moved  to a 90 acre clean slate farm in Eastern Washington where together with her family is crafting a PNW wild plants heaven using Regenerative practices. Once able to slow down she was able to understand the small farmer and the need for the food industry to shift it’s conscience to seasonal cooking so we can secure the future of food. In this episode you will hear about seasonal cooking, sustainable farming, Korean Natural Farming, Permaculture, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Michellee Fox. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
27:53
January 05, 2022
Episode 36 / The Butterfly Story of Tree Songs Hosting Sharon Glassman
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Sharon Glassman. Sharon is the founder of Smile Songs. She is an introverted, Brooklyn, NY fashion writer turned Colorado designer and songwriter of cards and gifts that sing. A kid who read books and played music under the trees in her suburban front lawn, channeled her talent into eco-friendly greeting cards that play happy songs. The art and messages she creates along with the songs, work like mini-stories to boost everyones’ spirit, while protecting our environment. In this episode you will hear about her work, her eco-friendly way of sharing positive messages, her love to nature, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Sharon Glassman/ Smile Songs. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
18:46
December 15, 2021
Episode 35 / The Butterfly Story of Entrepreneurship & Climate Change Hosting Bill Liao
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Bill Liao. Bill is a Chinese-Australian-Irish entrepreneur, investor, former diplomat, business mentor, author, passionate leader and speaker, with a distinguished record in business development and community activism. Co-founder of the CoderDojo movement and of WeForest, his career in tech and business encompasses two unicorn companies and launching the world’s first bio-tech accelerator. He is a general partner of SOSV, a venture capital fund of over $1B, and founder of the SOSV Momentum Pre-accelerator program. In this episode you will hear about his commitment to the world on tree planting and no flying, his TED talk, sustainably planting trees, his preferred investments, Permaculture values and advantages, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Bill Liao. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
37:20
December 01, 2021
Episode 34 / The Butterfly Story of COP26, Glasgow
It’s a special episode where I bring my microphone to COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, and speak with people right at the green zone, on the streets, and even on the train. This episode shares my conversation with 3 women, sharing 3 stories, 5 minutes each. In this episode you will hear about the ocean, melting ice, corporates, film making, seaweed, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & COP26. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
18:34
November 19, 2021
Episode 33 / The Butterfly Story of Agriculture and Bees Hosting Ben Cooper
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Ben Cooper. Ben is an Agriculture Specialist, recently retired from Maryland Department of Agriculture after 32 years. Ben is now a beekeeper. He teaches beginners classes at a local college. He is the president of the local beekeeping association, life member of both Maryland and Pennsylvania State Beekeeper associations and a mentor to many new people getting into the hobby. In this episode you will hear about his work as an agriculture specialist, the values in forest corridors, his work with the bees, bees as agricultural animals/insects, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
38:05
November 17, 2021
Episode 32 / The Butterfly Story of Worms and Garbage Management Hosting Cathy Nesbitt
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Cathy Nesbitt. Cathy is a Worm Advocate and Founder of Cathy's Crawly Composters. She is on a mission to put worms in every living space, indoor composting with worms. Cathy believes worms are going to play an ever increasing role in waste management, soil production and therefore food security. She sees food waste as a simple way to mitigate climate change and create (air quote) 'black gold' to grow more delicious, nutritious food. As she says “worm composter offers a tremendous learning opportunity for all ages”. In this episode you will hear about the role worms play in our world, how they can help with climate change, their “Black Gold”, how to start composting with worms, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Cathy Nesbitt. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
34:08
November 03, 2021
Episode 31 / The Butterfly Story of Weathering Climate Change Hosting Hugh Ross
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Dr. Hugh Ross. Dr. Ross is an astronomer and the founder and president of Reasons to Believe. He is also the author of Weathering Climate Change. In this episode you will hear about any connection if any between astronomy and climate change, climate stability, the ice-age cycles, what we can do to keep the climate stable while preparing for the upcoming ice-age, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Dr Hugh Ross. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
31:07
October 20, 2021
Episode 30 / The Butterfly Story of Trees' Stories Hosting Holly Worton
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Holly Worton. Holly is an author, podcaster, and speaker. She writes nonfiction books about her adventures to inspire people to get outdoors and reconnect with nature as a way to reconnect with themselves. Holly enjoys spending time outdoors, walking and running long-distance trails, and exploring Britain’s sacred sites. She’s originally from California and now lives in England, but has also lived in Spain, Costa Rica, Mexico, Chile, and Argentina. Holly has spent the last few years talking to trees – the yew, the oaks, and the sycamores. In this episode you will hear about what it means to be speaking with trees, the lessons trees have to teach us, her latest book, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Holly Worton. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
30:30
October 06, 2021
Bonus Episode! פרק בונוס #29 / The Butterfly Story of Water Preservation Hosting Maya Jacobs שומרת המים והסביבה מאיה יעקבס
You are at the right place, this is The Butterfly Effect. This butterfly is excited to be speaking again, and this time in Hebrew with Maya Jacobs. If you are looking for the episode in English, check out Episode #26. פרק בונוס בעברית של אפקט הפרפר עם מאיה יעקבס. מאיה יעקבס, מנכ"לית עמותת צלול, הארגון המוביל בישראל להגנת הים, נחלים ומים. מאיה מובילה את העמותה עוד מעט עשר שנים, במהלכן העמותה הובילה מאבקים וניצחונות היסטוריים כמו סגירת מיכל האמוניה של חיפה כימיקלים, הפסקת הזרמת 5 מיליון טון בוצת ביוב מזוהמת לים בכל שנה מהשפד"ן (מתקני טיהור השפכים של גוש דן), הם קידמו את חוק השקיות ומהמובילים של המלחמה בזיהום הפלסטיק החד פעמי. במקביל, העמותה גם יוזמת שיתופי פעולה רבים לשינוי הרגלים, פועלת רבות בתחומי הסברה, שיתופי פעולה וקידום פתרונות למשברי האקלים והזיהום. למאיה עצמה יש 15 שנות ניסיון כיועצת תקשורת ואסטרטגיה, מגיעה עם רקע מקצועי עשיר הן במגזר הציבורי, בו שימשה כדוברת בלשכת ראש הממשלה אהוד ברק וכקצינת ההסברה הראשית של הקונסוליה הישראלית בניו יורק בתקופת האינתיפדה השניה ובמתקפת הטרור 9/11 על העיר, וכן במגזר השלישי בו עבדה גם בקרנות פילנתרופיות כמו הקרן לידידות וכאמור, בעשור האחרון, מובילה את צלול. בפרק נדבר על העבודה של מאיה בצלול, למה חשוב לשמור על המים ואיכות הסביבה, פתרונות של אנרגיה ירוקה, מה אנחנו יכולים לעשות ועוד. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Zalul. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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September 22, 2021
Episode 28 / The Butterfly Story of Business Models for Forests Hosting Ariana Ivan
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Ariana Ivan. Ariana has built social-impact businesses from fashion to education and today her mission is to create models that make forests profitable, without cutting or degrading them. You will hear about what are some potential profitable business models for forests (besides logging), the role of a forest caretaker, the long term and short term projects they can get involved in, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & 108forests. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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September 08, 2021
Episode 27 - The Butterfly Story of Change from Within Hosting Pablo Restrepo Meza
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Pablo Restrepo Meza. Pablo is a designer and artist focused on regeneration and peace through the aesthetic experience. He has a BA in International Relations from the University of Exeter and The University of Hong Kong. He worked in Fashion during 5 years building networks for the reintegration of former combatants as part of the Colombian Peace process, He founded Juventud de La Tierra (Youth of the Earth) in 2018 as an environmental collective that seeks to generate planetary consciousness through design. Pablo has been an ambassador for Colombia for One Young World, has a TEDx talk about change through design and has participated in various forums as a public speaker. In this episode you will hear about his work in facilitating a conscious environmental change within people, the indigenous people of Columbia and what we can learn from them, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Rablo Restropa. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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August 11, 2021
Episode 26 / The Butterfly Story of Water Preservation Hosting Maya Jacobs
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Maya Jacobs. Maya is CEO of Zalul environmental association, one of Israel’s leading environmental NGOs, dedicated to marine preservation, focusing on eliminating pollution from the Mediterranean and Red Seas, from Israel’s streams and rivers, and water preservation. She has over 20 years of experience in media strategies and influencing public opinion, and has been dedicating these abilities for the environment in the past 10 years. During her time with Zalul Maya led the organization to many achievements and today she is in a very unique position in which she leads the biggest environmental campaigns and struggles on the one hand while initiating and leading many collaborations on the other. In this episode you will hear about why water preservation is so important, the problem with plastic at sea, green energy, the "special" gene of the coral reef in the Red Sea, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Zalul. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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July 07, 2021
Episode 25 / The Butterfly Story of Adding Green to the Urban Environment Hosting Ross O'Ceallaigh
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Ross O'Ceallaigh. Ross is an Urban Design and Planning Consultant based in London. When he's not helping clients create better urban environments, he hosts the Green Urbanist Podcast. This show explores how planners, architects, nature lovers and policy makers can make cities more sustainable, healthy and happy. Ross believes that urbanists have a unique role to play in tackling climate change. In this episode you will hear about his work, what’s an urban designer, the benefits of more green in our cities, the equality and inequality in the space, ways to get cities more green, his podcast, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion, Ross O'Ceallaigh & The Green Urbanist. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link.  The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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June 16, 2021
Episode 24 / The Butterfly Story of Agroforestry Hosting Breno Veiga
Breno Veiga is an agroforester that has been developing ways to promote the knowledge surrounding agroforestry systems throughout communities. He is the co-creator of the documentary film O Elo Perdido (The Lost Connection) that is seeking the reconciliation between man and nature, through the lens of agroforestry. Breno is also the Co-Founder of Ekonavi, a new platform that helps facilitate this lost connection. In this episode you will hear about what agroforestry means, what are some of its benefits in comparison to the traditional farming methods, the making of the film, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Ekonavi. To watch O Elo Perdido here is the link. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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June 02, 2021
Episode 23 / The Butterfly Story of Climbing Trees Hosting Tim Kovar
Tim Kovar is a Master Tree Climbing Instructor with 30 years of teaching experience. His love and respect of nature, coupled with his wanderlust spirit, led him to metaphorically and literally take the vertical path less traveled. A path that has led him into the remote jungles of the world in pursuit of his vision to help connect others to our natural world. In 1993, Tim began his career at Tree Climbers International in Atlanta, Ga., where he helped develop the standardized curriculum being taught around the world. Today, he continues to work closely with TCI, serving as their international instructor and ambassador, ensuring the integrity of the organization’s high standards. In 2005, the old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest lured him to Oregon where he co-founded Tree Climbing Northwest, which was operated by New Tribe. In 2010, he branched out on his own and founded Tree Climbing Planet. In pursuing his vision, Tim has had the opportunity to work with many passionate people. He has worked extensively with canopy researchers stationed around the world, including ornithologists in Indonesia, primatologists in Uganda, entomologists in Ethiopia, and herpetologists in India, and students in Central America. A true believer in sharing his knowledge, Tim consults with eco-tour operators and budding entrepreneurs wishing to plant their own schools. In this episode you will hear about what it means to be a professional tree climber, the values in tree climbing, the does and don’ts, and much more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Tim Kovar. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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May 19, 2021
Episode 22 / The Butterfly Story of Environmental Justice Hosting Harry Justice
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Harry Justice. Harry is a senior at the Berkeley Carroll school in Brooklyn, NY, originally from Jersey City, NJ. He engages with environmentalism and sustainability by co-leading his school’s environmental club, conducting independent science research on sustainability, and promoting advocacy and social justice through personal research and advocacy with the climate advocacy group FXB Climate Advocates. In this episode you will hear about his environmental work at school, his thoughts on environmental justice, the generational gaps and responsibilities in regards to climate change, and more. More about 1treellion. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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May 05, 2021
Episode 21 / The Butterfly Story of The Fairy Tree and Ireland Folklore Hosting Ceara Carney
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Ceara Carney. Ceara is a 27 year old activist and actor from Dublin, Ireland. She grew up in the countryside and has been passionate about the environment and animal rights from a young age. Her eyes were opened to the deforestation and pollution happening on a mass scale after being vegetarian and vegan for many years and being conscious of what she consumes. She is involved with activist group Extinction Rebellion in Ireland and is also the host of an eco-friendly living podcast, the Book of Leaves. In this episode you will learn about fairies, leprechauns as well as other mythological creatures and how they help preserve the environment in Ireland, the work Ceara is doing with Extinction Rebellion, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion, Treecovery Ireland initiative, and The Book of Leaves podcast. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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April 21, 2021
Episode 20 / The Butterfly Story of Dinosaurs and Trees Hosting Kenneth Lacovara
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Dr. Kenneth Lacovara. Dr. Lacovara has unearthed some of the largest dinosaurs ever to walk the earth, including the massive 65-ton Dreadnoughtus. He is a recipient of The Explorers Club Medal, previously awarded to pioneers such as Neil Armstrong, Jane Goodall, and Sir Edmond Hillary. His 2016 TED talk has been viewed by over two million people, and his book, Why Dinosaurs Matter, published by Simon & Schuster, is a winner of the Nautilus Book Prize. Lacovara discoveries have landed him three times in Discover magazine's 100 Top Science Stories of the Year, and he has appeared in over 13 television documentaries. Currently, he is researching the extinction of the dinosaurs. He is the founding dean of the School of Earth & Environment at Rowan University, and is Director of the Edelman Fossil Park, where he and his team are building a $75M museum designed to connect people to deep time, the contingencies of natural history, and the fragility of our planet. In this episode you will hear about his discovery of Dreadnoughtus schrani, a massive, plant-eating dinosaur, some of the misconceptions about dinosaurs,  why the study of dinosaurs matters for climate change, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Dr Kenneth Lacovara. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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April 07, 2021
Episode 19 / The Butterfly Story of Forest Bathing Hosting Katie Mills
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Katie Mills. Katie is a London-based nature connector, a qualified Forest School Leader and forest bathing guide, and a campaigner and social entrepreneur. She is the founder and Director of Forest & Family, which is a London forest school and nature connection organization promoting the links between nature, health and wellbeing. She is also the founder of Forest Bathing London, which is dedicated to promoting and supporting forest bathing in London and for Londoners. She works as a trainer, speaker and forest therapy coach and diploma mentor and with a wide range of partners and clients providing nature connection training and services. Katie is one of over 50 London National Park City Rangers, a role that falls under the London national park city movement which is all about making the city greener, wilder and healthier – London is in fact the world’s first National Park City!! Katie holds degrees in Poverty Reduction and Development Management, and Theology and Religion, and before nature connection she worked in international development and for many years in higher education at several leading universities in the UK. She lives in London with her husband, two young daughters, two rabbits and in a few weeks… also a dog called Storm. In this episode you will hear about what is forest bathing, its benefits, and much more. Some notes... More about 1treellion, Katie Mills, and Forest Bathing London. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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March 24, 2021
Episode 18 / The Butterfly Story of Composting and Making Soil Hosting Josh Whiton
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Josh Whiton. Josh Whiton creates participatory movements that empower people worldwide to directly contribute to planetary repair. At the age of 23, he founded a tech-startup that got people out of cars and onto public transit, creating jobs while reducing fossil fuel emissions and the carbon footprint of millions. For his positive impact on people and planet Josh was named a Champion of Change by then president Obama. Josh’s company was also named one of the most innovative companies in transportation by Fast Company before being acquired by the Ford Motor Company to form Ford Smart Mobility. Josh also co-founded one of the first urban farms in the southeastern United States. Still in operation today, the one-acre urban farm helps thousands of people each year to participate in a more beautiful food system. His latest planetary innovation is MakeSoil.org. In this episode you will hear about his work, what it means to be a soil maker, why is it so important, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & MakeSoil. How to make a compost bin, useful information. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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March 10, 2021
Episode 17 / The Butterfly Story of Butterflies and the Rainforest Hosting Schi-Lee Smith from Wildlife Weirdos
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Schi-Lee Smith. A 25 years old animal and nature lover from Texas. Schi (pronounced Ski) is the host of the Wildlife Weirdos podcast, which is an educational podcast about animals. On her show she tries to find out all the cool, weird, and interesting things there are about animals and share it with her audience. In this joined episode, she is sharing her knowledge with us. In this episode you will learn about the Blue Morpho Butterfly, its magnificent wings, i’s habitable, its part in the ecosystem, among other cool things. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Schi-Lee Smith and the Wildlife Weirdos podcast. Some of the facts mentioned: The morpho butterfly, Butterflies and plants designers tropical rainforest pharmacology, more on biodiversity. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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February 24, 2021
Episode 16 / The Butterfly Story of Music, Communities, and Nature Hosting Jurgis Didžiulis
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Jurgis Didžiulis.  Jurgis is an artistic activist, corporate Edutainer, inspirational troubadour, and a motivational musician. Jurgis seamlessly mixes his passion for music and social phenomenon to enlighten individuals, businesses and organizations on the intrinsic power of human capital and the potential of properly aligned values. He uses comedy, academic insight, and musical interaction to engage them emotionally and demonstrate how to identify, attune and seize latent "human assets" for social innovation, more relevant CSR, improved HR, sincere PR, a heightened sense of community, and a more socially and environmentally aligned perspective of day-to-day activities and strategic objectives. His diverse background ranging from Eurovision to EU consultant, to corporate Edutainer allows him to bend formats and shape-shift to guarantee a stimulating and enlightening experience. Jurgis also make people sing and dance because it’s more fun like that.  In this episode you will hear about his work, his music, his time in the jungle in Columbia with the indigenes people... you will even hear him sing.  Some notes...  More about 1treellion & Jurgis Didžiulis.  To support planting all over the world, please check out this link.  The great music is credited to Pixabay.
36:08
February 10, 2021
Bonus Episode! Episódio bônus #15 / The Butterfly Story de restauração de ecossistemas com o convidado Prof. Pedro H.S. Brancalion
You are at the right place, this is The Butterfly Effect. This butterfly is excited to be speaking again, and this time in Portuguese with scientist Pedro H.S. Brancalion. If you are looking for the episode in English, check out Episode #10. A very special thank you to Leonardo Silva that will be conducting this interview for me in Portuguese. Leonardo is an Agronomist, Master in Crop Production. He is a PhD candidate in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies at the University of Lisbon, where he researches climate risks to ecosystem services and their impacts on the agroforestry sector. He is also an advisor to the 1treellion movement. *** Pedro Brancalion é Professor de Silvicultura Tropical da Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil, e vice-coordenador do Pacto pela Restauração da Mata Atlântica. Sua pesquisa se concentra no desenvolvimento de abordagens inovadoras de restauração florestal em paisagens tropicais modificadas pelo homem, com o objetivo de transformar a restauração em um uso da terra economicamente viável com maior potencial para contribuir para a conservação da biodiversidade e o bem-estar humano. Tem formação como Engenheiro Agrônomo e trabalhou em estreita colaboração com proprietários rurais, empresas agrícolas e ONGs de conservação que desenvolvem programas de restauração em grande escala, bem como os formuladores de políticas no Brasil para desenvolver novos instrumentos legais e planos estratégicos para restauração. A maior parte de sua pesquisa tem se concentrado nas regiões da Mata Atlântica, Cerrado e Amazônia do Brasil. Ele trabalhou como autor principal e editor de revisão na Plataforma Intergovernamental de Política Científica sobre Biodiversidade e Serviços Ecossistêmicos (IPBES), como membro do conselho científico do Plano Nacional de Recuperação da Vegetação Nativa do Brasil e da iniciativa Regenera Brasil. Publicou mais de 170 artigos revisados por pares e 7 livros, e recebeu o Prêmio Bunge 2018 por sua contribuição para a promoção de serviços ecossistêmicos na agricultura. Você ouvirá sobre sua última pesquisa Global priority areas for ecosystem restoration”, onde mergulharemos para falar sobre biodiversidade, carbono do solo, o significado de “Brasil” e muito mais. Sobre o apresentador convidado Leonardo Silva. Leonardo é Engenheiro Agrônomo, Mestre em Produção Vegetal e Doutorando em Mudanças Climáticas e Políticas de Desenvolvimento Sustentável na Universidade de Lisboa, onde pesquisa riscos climáticos aos serviços ecossistêmicos e seus impactos no setor agroflorestal. Leonardo também atua há mais de uma década na recuperação de terras degradadas pelo uso da terra ou desastres socioambientais, bem como na restauração de florestas tropicais em projetos de larga escala. Ele atua como especialista em uso sustentável da terra pela  Fundação Renova, e assessora a 1treellion em projetos de restauração florestal ao redor do mundo para combater os efeitos das mudanças climáticas e melhorar a qualidade de vida das comunidades envolvidas. Some notes... More about 1treellion, Pedro Brancalion, and Leonardo Silva. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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February 03, 2021
Episode 14 / The Butterfly Story of Drones and Blockchain Hosting Irina Fedorenko
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Irina Fedorenko. Irina is a serial tech entrepreneur. She co-founded an innovative forestry start-up that uses drones for forest restoration, and is currently the  Managing Director of the Caux Dialogue on Environment and Security, an Initiatives for Land, Lives and Peace program. This program brings together senior policymakers, project managers and social entrepreneurs to examine best practices of land restoration, climate change mitigation and peacebuilding. Irina has a PhD in Geography and the Environment from the University of Oxford. Her academic interests focus on entrepreneurship in Russia and China, and the use of technology for social and environmental change. In this episode you will hear about her work of planting with drones, democratizing planting for the community using blockchain, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Irina Fedorenko. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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January 27, 2021
Episode 13 / The Butterfly Story of Poetry and Nature Hosting Kate Belew
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Kate Belew, a Brooklyn based writer from the Midwest. In addition to being a poet, Kate teaches poetry and studies plants. In this poetic episode you will hear about her work and it’s connection to nature, her inspiring places to write, Emily Dickinson, essential herbal plants for you to have, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion, Kate Belew & Pandemic Poems. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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January 13, 2021
Episode 12 / The Butterfly Story of Direct and Indirect Effects of Climate Change Hosting Alexander Verbeek
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Alexander Verbeek. Alexander is a Dutch environmentalist, public speaker, diplomat, and former strategic policy advisor at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Over the past 30 years, he has worked on international security, humanitarian and geopolitical risk issues, and the linkage to the earth's accelerating environmental crisis. Currently, Alexander is Policy Director at the Environment & Development Resource Centre (EDRC) in Brussels. He is also an independent advisor on global issues related to climate, security, water, food, energy, and resources. He collaborates with governments, businesses, think tanks, and civil society agencies to create solutions for the planetary challenges of the 21st century. Alexander served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Netherlands Navy and was a diplomat for the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1992 until 2016. His last position was Strategic Policy Advisor on Global Issues in the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He had postings in Vienna (OSCE), Bonn, and London. At MFA headquarters in The Hague, he also worked in the Middle-East Department, twice in the Security Department, and for several years in the Asia department. Alexander founded the Institute for Planetary Security and developed the Planetary Security Initiative, leading the team that prepared the first Planetary Security Conference in the Peace Palace in The Hague in November 2015. From 2016 until 2018 he was the Chairman of the Board of Advisors of this initiative. Alexander is a World Fellow at Yale University and has been an associate or fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the Stockholm International Water institute (SIWI), a Visiting Fellow at the Peace and Conflict Department of Uppsala University in Sweden, and he is on the board of advisors of several international environmental initiatives. He is also an Associate Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. In this episode you will hear about the direct and indirect effects of climate change, what countries can do, what you can do, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Alexander Verbeek. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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December 26, 2020
Episode 11 / The Butterfly Story of Clean Water Hosting David Wadström
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with David Wadström. David is co-founder of Solvatten.org, a social enterprise with a mission to give people clean and hot solar water at home to reduce the burning of wood or charcoal. In this episode you will hear about his mom’s (Petra Wadström) invention, what it has to do with former US president Barack Obama, the connection to trees, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Solvatten. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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December 16, 2020
Episode 10 / The Butterfly Story of ecosystem restoration Hosting Prof. Pedro H.S. Brancalion
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with scientist Pedro H.S. Brancalion. Pedro Brancalion is a Professor of Tropical Forestry at the University of São Paulo, Brazil and vice-coordinator of the Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact. His research focuses on the development of innovative forest restoration approaches in human-modified tropical landscapes, aimed at transforming restoration into an economically viable land use with greater potential to contribute to biodiversity conservation and human wellbeing. He has a background as an agronomist and has worked in close collaboration with farmers, agricultural companies, and conservation NGOs to develop large-scale restoration programs, as well as with policy makers in Brazil to develop novel legal instruments and strategic plans for restoration. Most of his research has been focused in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, Cerrado and Amazon regions. He worked as lead author and review editor in The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), as member of the scientific board of Brazil’s National Plan for Native Vegetation Recovery and of the Regenera Brasil initiative. He published  more than 170 peer-reviewed papers and 7 books, and received the 2018 Bunge Award for his contribution to promoting ecosystem services in agriculture. You will hear about his latest research Global priority areas for ecosystem restoration where we dive in to talk about biodiversity, soil carbon, the meaning of “Brazil” and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Pedro Brancalion. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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December 02, 2020
Episode 09 / The Butterfly Story of Atomic Love and Trees Hosting Novelist Jennie Fields
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with novelist Jennie Fields.  Born in Chicago, Jennie is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the author of five novels. Her last novel, The Age of Desire was a New York Times Editor's Choice and has just been optioned for film. Her new book, Atomic Love is being translated into nine languages.  After many years in New York, Jennie now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and their sassy dog, Violet Jane. You will hear about her book and the connection between the Manhattan project and what we are facing today. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Jennie Fields. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay. PC Anthony Scarlati & Dan Taylor.
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November 18, 2020
Episode 08 / The Butterfly Story of AI and Trees Hosting Siddhant Desai
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Siddhant Desai. Siddhant is a junior at the Academy for Math, Science, and Engineering in Rockaway, NJ. Siddhant understands the warming and nature crisis the Earth is facing, and is trying to use his knowledge and skills in computer science, programming, and engineering to make a difference in the world. You will hear about his AI program that identifies the best locations to plant trees in order to make the biggest impact on our planet. Some notes... More about 1treellion & FXB. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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October 28, 2020
Episode 07 / The Butterfly Story of Fires and Trees Hosting Chad Hanson
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Chad Hanson, a forest and fire ecologist with more than 17 years experience in this field. His Ph.D. research focused on forest and fire ecology and the rare wildlife species that depend upon post-fire habitat in forests of the Sierra Nevada and elsewhere in the western U.S.. He has published an impressive list of scientific research papers on forest and fire ecology, wildlife use of burned forest, natural post-fire forest regeneration, and fire history and trends. In this episode you will hear about Chad's work, the importance of wildfires to our forests, how can we prevent unnecessary fires, do we really have less fires historically (yes less), and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion, Chad Henson and The John Muir project. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
32:48
October 07, 2020
Episode 06 / The Butterfly Story of Jaguars and the Jungle Hosting Milton Yacelga
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Milton Yacelga. Milton is a wildlife biologist with a comprehensive understanding of continental and island ecosystems. His work spans wildlife ecology, conservation, and animal behavior with a focus on endangered species. Milton is vice-president & co-founder of Kaminando Habitat Connectivity Initiative, an NGO that aims to protect the threatened tropical forest and the iconic jaguar in the Isthmus of Panamá. In this episode you will hear about Milton’s work in the Montane Clowd Forest, the jaguars, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Kaminando Habitat Connectivity Initiative. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
35:42
September 16, 2020
Episode 05 / The Butterfly Story of Environment Preservation Hosting Iris Bardon
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Iris Bardon. Iris is a Politics & International Relations student particularly involved in environmental preservation, international peace and development through various ongoing projects. From art to technology, she believes there are lucid and innovative ways to help our beautiful planet and reverse the trends often described to young people as irreversible. In this episode you will hear about all the amazing projects Iris is involved in, her work with Earth Uprising & climate activist Alexandria Villaseñor, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Earth Uprising France. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
25:06
August 26, 2020
Episode 04 / The Butterfly Story of Planting a Forest Hosting Brenda Asnicar
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Brenda Asnicar. Brenda is a famous Argentinian actress, model, singer, and dancer. Brenda's love for this planet led her to grow a forest of 100 trees in her hometown. She is using her voice to manifest a green change to our world. You will hear about how she does it, what made her start, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Brenda Asnicar. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
22:16
August 04, 2020
Episode 03 / The Butterfly Story of Saving Forests Hosting Ariana Ivan
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Ariana Ivan. Ariana has built social-impact businesses from fashion to education and today her mission is to create models that make forests profitable, without cutting or degrading them. You will hear about how she does it, and her thoughts on sustainable logging, eco tourism, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & 108forests. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
24:54
July 18, 2020
Episode 02 / The Butterfly Story of Planting in Kenya Hosting James Musyoka
This butterfly is excited to be speaking to James Musyoka from Kenya Connect. You will hear about our tree planting in Kenya, solar lights, compost toilets, Nobel prize winner Wangari Maathai, and how it is all connected. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Kenya Connect. To support the planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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July 04, 2020
Episode 01 / The Butterfly Story of 1Treellion Hosting Angela Guerra
This butterfly is speaking to Angella Guerra, Tali’s partner at 1treellion.org You will hear about what made us start this climate change initiative, what exactly we do, where we plant trees, and what are our basic principles that define this amazing community of tree supporters. Some notes... The research we talk about can be found here. Are you an organization that plants? Apply to be supported. Want to join us as an ambassador? Check this out The great music is credited to Pixabay
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June 21, 2020
Meet the Butterfly
The Butterfly Effect podcast digs into stories of regular people that make a difference with the planting of trees. Just like the butterfly effect theory which suggests that a minor change such as a flap of a butterfly wing can create a phenomenal change, this podcast will share the stories of communities, and individuals supporting Mother Nature and the environment as well as the stories of trees. Hosted by Tali Orad, the butterfly. She will be giving voice to all those stories. Each episode will feature a special guest from different industries. To read more about the trees 1treellion.org. Be a butterfly! #1treellionmovement #trees #nature #planttheplanet #thebutterflyeffectpodcast Music from Pixabay
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June 16, 2020