Founder of Sungevity (a Sea Change Radio sponsor), long-time social entrepreneur, and a former Greenpeace campaign manager, Danny Kennedy sits down with host Alex Wise to discuss how solar energy compares today to other solutions and some of the challenges the solar industry faces. Kennedy talks about the regulatory hurdles facing the solar industry, the efficiency of the technology itself and a long-term view of the renewable energy market in the U.S.
When Sea Change Radio Executive Producer Bill Baue logged onto his computer Thursday morning, Skype immediately rang with a call from Don Carli, Senior Fellow of the Institute for Sustainable Communication, in Copenhagen for the UN Climate Conference (COP15). Don’s passion is to raise awareness about the carbon embedded in the entire lifecycle of every communication act – for example, the energy and emissions to power your computer to read and listen to this dispatch. He urges everyone, especially companies, to walk our talk, and reduce our emissions in how we communicate.
From the floor of the UN Climate Conference deliberations in Copenhagen, Sea Change Radio Climate Correspondent Cimbria Badenhausen recorded this heated exchange between COP15 President Connie Hedegaard of Denmark and Tuvalu Delegate Ian Fry over whether to immediately consider the Tuvalu Proposal to amend the Kyoto Protocol. Give it a listen.
Over the next two weeks, Sea Change Radio Climate Correspondent Cimbria Badenhausen will file updates from the UN Climate Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen, some of which will also appear on CSRwire. Just before COP15 commenced, Badenhausen chatted with Karl-Erik Grevendahl, Advisor for Sustainable Business Development at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden. The two talked about Copenhagen’s “twin” city, Malmo, Sweden, and also about the notion of a “Triple Helix” entwining government, academia, and business in climate solutions. Listen to excerpts from the conversation, and read the brief below or on the CSRLive Commentary section of CSRwire.
After Sea Change Host Bill Baue finished the main interview with Daniel Goleman about Ecological Intellgence, Baue remembered the specific example of Hannaford’s Supermarkets, which devised its own “Guiding Stars” nutrition labeling for the foods it sells. Goleman was gracious enough to spend a few extra minutes describing this example and its broader significance in this WebExtra — give it a listen.
Listen to the complete 40-minute interview with Stephan Faris about his book, FORECAST: The Consequences of Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley.
Thanks to the efforts of the Sea Change Marketing Coordinator Wayne Cobb, we have almost reached the halfway point in our goal of raising $5,000. That’s the amount of the Matching Grant Challenge issued by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts in late December 2008, which effectively doubles every dollar donated toward membership.
“The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts is a funding vessel to sustain projects like Sea Change that promote sustainability here in the Pioneer Valley and throughout the world,” said CFWM board-member Sandy Pearson, whose Donor Advised Fund, the Pearson Family Trust, financed the grant. “I’m proud to support Sea Change to enhance the value of its programming through fundraising and building its community of members, who are fans of the show like me.”
We currently have over 30 members, and would love to have YOU join the Sea Change community. Contact Wayne at marketing [at] cchange.net to arrange for your donation, which is tax-deductible due to our non-profit status as a division of the Trusteeship Institute.
Members, please listen to the below message from Sea Change Radio Co-Host/Producer Bill Baue thanking you for your generosity, and outlining ongoing benefits of membership.
Barack Obama has said time and again that change comes from the bottom up at least as much as from policy directives from on high. He’s right–and he seems to be giving signs that pressure from below is going to be needed to keep him true to his own campaign promises. Continue reading