Hey Change Podcast
E83. Rethinking Growth and Uncovering Psychological Barriers with Per Espen Stoknes
This episode is for every climate activist from all parts of the journey, from beginners to experienced eco-nerds, who want to learn how to better engage people into climate-positive actions and mindset! I learned all about Per Espen’s work last summer when I dove deep into his book on human psychology and the many reasons we’re not acting on climate change, and it’s a true honor to have a chance to finally sit down and speak with him.
In this episode:
- What are the psychological barriers to climate action? (The 5 Ds)
- How do we rethink growth?
- What are ESG goals and why are they important?
- How can we as individuals help fuel healthy green growth?
Per Espen Stoknes, a psychologist with PhD in economics, is a TED Global speaker, climate strategy research, and economist, and serves as the director of Centre for Green Growth at the Norwegian Business School. An experienced foresight facilitator and academic, he’s also a serial entrepreneur, including co-founding clean-tech company GasPlas. He’s also the author of several books, among them Learning from the Future and the award-winning book: What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming (2015), as well as his most recent book Tomorrow’s Economy - A Guide to Creating Healthy Green Growth.
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E94. Use Your Anger For Good with Mike Veny56:36What does it mean to use your anger for good? Today's guest Mike Veny hasn't just learned to deal with his anger, he actively challenges it to better his work and do good in the world! As a mental health expert, advocate, and professional speaker, Mike tours the country helping companies and their employees revive the gifts of mental wellness. We brought him on the Hey Change Podcast to talk about how anger can serve as a powerful (and healthy) tool in our work for climate and social justice.In this episode:Passion vs giftsHow to lead a meaningful lifeBreaking stigma and creating new normsHow to embody your anger and let it empower youHow to think about our work in climate change to stay inspired and motivatedFollow Mike:Website: https://www.mikeveny.com/Instagram: @mikevenyTwitter: @mikevenyMentioned in the episode:Book: Hug Your HatersClimate Optimist Newsletter: https://theclimateoptimist.substack.com/CONNECT + FOLLOW:Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcastHosts: @annetheresegennari + @robinxshawPodcast website: www.theclimateoptimist.com/hey-change-podcast
E93. How To Heal Ourselves to Heal The Planet57:34Can 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: https://livingresilience.net/safecircle/Don't Look Up Action Network: https://dontlookup.count-us-in.com/Jack 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: https://jackadamweber.com/Instagram: @jackadamweberCONNECT + FOLLOW:Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcastHosts: @annetheresegennari + @robinxshawPodcast website: www.theclimateoptimist.com/hey-change-podcast
E92. Ecopsychology and The Power Of Emergent Systems47:42How do we restore our spiritual relationship with nature and find ourselves as embedded participants within the web of life? More importantly -- what does that look like in practice?In this fascinating conversation with Aaron, we talk Ecopsychology, how a culture of emergence within companies can help shift society in a positive direction, as well as how a community-driven approach might lead us into a climate optimistic world.Aaron Gabriel Neyer is a Developer Relations Engineer at Google with a big passion for both living and technological systems. He's currently furthering his education with a Master's in Eco-Psychology at Naropa University.Connect with Aaron: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wildsunlove/CONNECT + FOLLOW:Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcastHosts: @annetheresegennari + @robinxshawPodcast website: www.theclimateoptimist.com/hey-change-podcast
E91. The Future of Recycled Fashion57:33What could the future of fashion look like if we learned to recycle and repurpose all material already created? That is what we'll get into in this episode with two innovators in the field -- Renewcell and Circ. Considering only 1% of textiles get recycled into new clothing today, this is a field we should give a lot more attention and focus on!About Renewcell:Harald Cavalli-Bjorkman is the Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Investor Relations at Renewcell, a sustainable tech company from Sweden that patented a process to efficiently create pulp made from 100 percent recycled cotton clothing, called Circulose®Learn more: www.renewcell.comAbout Circ:Luke Henning is the CFO of Circ, an American company pioneering the space of cotton and polyester recycling. Circ's big differentiator is that they're the only brand recycling and recovering both polyester and cotton from fabrics in any ratio.Learn more: www.circ.earthCONNECT + FOLLOW:Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcastHosts: @annetheresegennari + @robinxshawPodcast website: www.theclimateoptimist.com/hey-change-podcast
E90. The Importance of Climate Reporting01:03:29How important is it that we can track climate and environmental efforts in business? We'd like to say VERY. In this conversation with David Lammers from CDP Europe and Gilles Tisserand from Tetra Pak, we discuss how to bring transparency to the entire value chain as well as the business's role in paving the path forward!David Lammers is the Associate Director of Corporate Operations at CDP Europe. CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states, and regions to manage their environmental impacts.Gilles Tisserand is the Vice President of Sustainability Climate and Biodiversity at Tetra Pak, the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company working closely with their customers and suppliers to provide safe food. Tetra Pak has been recognized for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP and secured a place on its ‘A-list’ for the third year running for tackling climate change, as well as acting to protect forests.Learn MoreCDP + A List ReportTetra Pak + Sustainability ReportCONNECT + FOLLOW:Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcast@annetheresegennari + @robinxshaw
E89. Sustainable Money & Business48:18In 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:https://www.give.how/aboutRebecca’s book: GIVE - How To Manage Your Money and Make a Difference.CONNECT + FOLLOW:Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcast Anne Therese:Website: https://theclimateoptimist.com/Instagram: @annetheresegennari Robin:Website: https://parentsxplanet.com/https://www.joinlocalallies.com/Instagram: @robinxshawIntro + outro music: No Copyright Music by Sapajou
E88. Sustainable Construction & The Future of Cities with Saint-Gobain43:38When 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: https://theclimateoptimist.substack.com/CONNECT + FOLLOW:Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcast Anne Therese:Website: https://theclimateoptimist.com/Instagram: @annetheresegennari Robin:Website: https://parentsxplanet.com/https://www.joinlocalallies.com/Instagram: @robinxshawIntro + outro music: No Copyright Music by Sapajou
E87. Mindful Holidays & Sustainable Fashion with Garik Himebaugh the Eco-Stylist59:59In this episode, we discuss what mindful gifting can look like during the holiday season and how we can be intentional with how we express love for the people we care about while being kind to the planet. Then Robin joins Garik Himebaugh, founder of Eco-Stylist, for a conversation about what makes a brand sustainable, men’s role in sustainable fashion, greenwashing and what the future of fashion looks like. Eco-Stylist is a directory for truly sustainable and ethically made clothes. Garik created this amazing resource so we can all “dress like we give a damn.” Get inspired to shop with intention and gift in meaningful, more sustainable ways. Happy Holidays from Hey Change Podcast! Learn more about Eco-Stylist:Website: https://www.eco-stylist.com/Instagram: @yourecostylistSign up for The Climate Optimist Master Class: bit.ly/climate-optimist-master-class CONNECT + FOLLOW:Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcast Anne Therese:Website: https://theclimateoptimist.com/Instagram: @annetheresegennari Robin:Website: https://parentsxplanet.com/https://www.joinlocalallies.com/Instagram: @robinxshawIntro + outro music: No Copyright Music by Sapajou
E86. Changing The Climate Conversation with Katharine Hayhoe01:00:40Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist whose work has resulted in over 125 peer-reviewed papers. Her Ted talk has nearly 4 million views and she’s been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People, one of the Huffington Post’s 20 Climate Champions, and has been named one of FORTUNE’s world’s greatest leaders. In this conversation with Katharine, we talk about:How faith informs her work as a climate scientist, proving that science and faith need not be polarized.Tips for how to onboard people to climate solutions from a place of optimism, connection, and love.Katharine shares some amazing stories about conversations she’s had with climate change deniers and how we can approach challenging conversations within our own networks.She also shares some amazing tips and uplifting stories about climate solutions (check out Solar Sisters and Science Moms), we know you’re going to be inspired!Learn more about Katharine Hayhoe:Website: http://www.katharinehayhoe.com/Instagram: @katharinehayhoeTwitter: @KHayhoeHer Book: Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided WorldSPECIAL GIFT!Sign up for the Climate Optimist Newsletter and receive a FREE ticket to the Master Class!(If you're already signed up, contact AT for link)Learn more about The Climate Optimist Master Class here CONNECT + FOLLOW:Podcast Instagram: @heychange_podcastIntro + outro music: No Copyright Music by Sapajou