This week on Sea Change Radio, we take an in-depth look at the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. PACE is an innovative financing model that helps local governments create green jobs, dramatically reduce carbon emissions and save property owners money on their utility bills. We speak with President of Renewable Funding, Cisco Devries, the founder of the PACE program. We also get additional perspectives into the PACE program from two green energy entrepreneurs whose businesses have benefited greatly from California’s adoption of PACE, Steve Malloy of YoUtilBill and Matt Golden of Recurve.
Ceres CEO Mindy Lubber talks about the goals for the conference as well as an overview of some of the key issues facing the Corporate Social Responisibility (CSR) field. Dorjee Sun of Carbon Conservation explains how this carbon offset project developer is creating carbon markets by protecting forests through their reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) program. Canadian activist Maude Barlow talks about the role of corporations in the world’s water supply and reports on the climate justice summit from Cochabamba, Bolivia. And Steve Fludder of GE talks about his company’s ecomagination initiative.
Sea Change Radio’s new Host and Executive Producer, Alex Wise, speaks with Zakiya Harris, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Grind For The Green, a Bay Area non-profit organization that uses hip-hop culture as a vehicle to attract and engage youth of color “from the margins to the epicenter of the environmental movement.”
With the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on everyone’s mind this week, we take a closer look at an innovative approach to cleaning up oil spills. In this extended version of a previous broadcast, Sea Change Radio’s new Executive Producer and host, Alex Wise, speaks with Lisa Gautier, Executive Director of Matter of Trust, which collects hair from barbershops and salons and weaves it into mats to soak up petroleum oil spills.
Then, outgoing Sea Change Host, Bill Baue, and Alex Wise chat about the changing of the guard at Sea Change.