Hey Change Podcast

Conversations on Climate Optimism & Empowered Action

Ready to change the world? Hey Change Podcast flips the narrative on climate change from fear to climate optimism. Co-hosts Anne Therese Gennari and Robin Shaw speak with scientists, experts, and activists about the chal

E93. How To Heal Ourselves to Heal The Planet

Season 4
Can climate grief and anger be catalysts for transformational healing? Is there such a thing as healthy denial? And how can we learn to work with our emotions in a way where our hearts break open and use that to serve ourselves, others, and the world? Those are only a few of the things we get into in our beautiful conversation with Jack!In this episode:How to pay attention to our fear, anger, and anxiety to let it empower youThe mental health work required to be a climate optimistHealthy guilt and healthy denialHow to grow from shameWhy resilience is an act of resistanceMentioned in the episode:Online climate community): www.collectvexaction.comWeekly support calls - contact:'t Look Up Action Network: Adam Weber is an award-winning author for environmental and social justice, a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese medical herbalist, celebrated poet, certified yoga and Qi Gong instructor, climate activist, mental health advocate, and permaculture farmer. His latest book, Climate Cure: Heal Yourself to Heal the Planet, goes into depth about the healing work we’re here to take on as individuals to grow emotional resilience and become forces to be reckoned with in this world. Website: @jackadamweberCONNECT + FOLLOW:Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcastHosts: @annetheresegennari + @robinxshawPodcast website:

E89. Sustainable Money & Business

In today’s episode, we want to share with you two conversations to help us shift the narrative on business and money. We’ll talk about impact investing and how we can be creative when it comes to starting businesses that not only solve a problem but support a more sustainable world.First up we have Rebecca Orlowitz David, an impact investing expert and founder of the platform GIVE. She's also the author of the book of the same name -- and GIVE - How To Manage Your Money and Make a Difference.Next, we have Linda Pouliot, the CEO, and founder of Dishcraft. Linda is a great example of someone who started a business that not only solves a problem for businesses but does so in a way that leads us into a more sustainable and enjoyable future.A few impact investing suggestions mentioned in the show:Calvert for responsible investing and engagementCNote to help support underserved communities in the US Kiva for loans that change lives in underserved communities around the worldRepublic, an app for impact investing with a low minimumAlso mentioned:Abundance Project by Derek RydallHeated Newsletter Banking on Climate Chaos – 2021 ReportRebecca’s platform:’s book: GIVE - How To Manage Your Money and Make a Difference.CONNECT + FOLLOW:Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcast Anne Therese:Website: @annetheresegennari Robin:Website: @robinxshawIntro + outro music: No Copyright Music by Sapajou

E88. Sustainable Construction & The Future of Cities with Saint-Gobain

Season 4
When we talk about climate change, we usually talk about how we have to fly less, drive less, eat less meat, cut down our plastic, etc. What we don’t often talk about is the impact of cities, yet cities are responsible for 80 percent of all greenhouse emissions! And cities are only expected to grow. With approximately half of the global population living in cities right now, we’re expecting to see that number increase to two-thirds in 2050. So how do we rise to this challenge? Is it really possible to make cities net-zero or even net-positive?That is what we’ll get into in this conversation with Benoit Bazin, CEO of Saint-Gobain!Our GuestBenoit Bazin is the current CEO of Saint-Gobain, one of the top ten oldest corporations in the world, and an aspiring worldwide leader in sustainable construction. The company was first founded in 1665 by the French King’s minister Colbert, with the intention to get France ahead of the mirror-making business, and ended up producing all the glass for the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles.With 167,000 employees spanning 110 different nationalities and industrial operations in no less than 70 countries, Saint-Gobain is a company we want with us on the sustainability ride! You currently find their windows in Le Louvre, The Statue of Liberty, the Whitney Museum, and other impressive buildings around the world.Sign up for the 10-week Climate Optimist Challenge: + FOLLOW:Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcast Anne Therese:Website: @annetheresegennari Robin:Website: @robinxshawIntro + outro music: No Copyright Music by Sapajou