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Green Team Academy

By Joan Gregerson

Tune in to find out how everyday people are discovering how to #BetheChange! Green Team Academy hosts the annual International Climate Action Challenge. Want to make an impact? Register your team to jumpstart your eco-initiative in 90 days with the Climate Action Challenge book, workbook, and video course and a community of everyday changemakers from around the world. Join us at www.greenteamacademy.org
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97: Protecting Carol Reefs with Art and Science

Green Team AcademyOct 21, 2020

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FAC-02: Exploring the History & Creating the Future of Green Team Academy

FAC-02: Exploring the History & Creating the Future of Green Team Academy

How did Green Team Academy get its start? What have we done so far? What's next for GTA? Join us for a journey through time and help us create the future of climate action in this episode of our series, "The Future of Climate Action (FCA): Empowering Communities". Join us for our live sessions. Register for free at https://www.greenteamacademy.org Ready to launch your eco-initiative in 90 days? Register for our next International Climate Action Challenge. [00:00:00] Welcome [00:00:13] International Attendees [00:00:37] Agenda [00:01:00] Our Mission [00:01:27] October Fundraiser [00:01:53] The Future of Climate Action Series [00:02:41] You're Our Dream Team [00:03:10] We're told to "Make a Difference" but not taught how [00:03:46] My First Publication: The Brown Cloud poem [00:03:59] Couldn't have predicted that we're not prioritizing caring for the planet [00:04:37] Frustration with engineering not being the solution [00:05:12] Niwot Recycling [00:05:50] Learning skills we don't get in corporations or in school [00:06:06] Founding Sustainable Revolution Longmont [00:06:39] Having fun with kids is surprisingly effective [00:07:19] 1,000 Attendees for the 2015 Youth of the Earth Festival [00:07:38] Longmont Passed a Sustainability Plan [00:08:11] 2018: Started GTA as a project [00:08:25] 2018: Started the Green Team Academy Podcast [00:09:11] 2019: Piloted the Green Team Accelerator Lab [00:09:26] 2019: 1st Annual Earth Week Summit [00:10:25] 2020: 2nd Annual Earth Week Summit during the pandemic [00:10:55] 2020: Wrote and Published "Climate Action Challenge" book [00:11:17] Using Addiction Recovery and Transformation from Wellness Coaching [00:13:47] 2020: Hosted the 1st Annual Climate Action Challenge [00:14:39] 2021: Fiscal sponsorship, Earth Week Summit, Podcast, ICAC21 [00:15:01] Challenger Stories [00:15:31] Environmental Justice / Climate Justice [00:15:49] Amplifying the Voices and Connecting Changemakers [00:16:15] Value of Connecting [00:16:45] Group Coaching / Group Support [00:17:14] That's why Green Team Academy offers ICAC [00:17:29] 2022: New director, Gin DeMaio [00:17:47] 2022: Earth Week Summit [00:18:06] 2022: 3rd Annual International Climate Action Challenge Impact (ICAC22) [00:19:19] Cumulative Impact: ICAC 2020, 2021, 2022 [00:19:49] 2023: Gin's Field Trip to Uganda [00:20:33] Youth TimeBanking: Making Bricks for a School [00:20:59] 2023: Co-Directors Gin DeMaio & Joan Gregerson [00:21:48] Get Out the Vote Teams: 2020 and 2024 [00:23:09] Next Week's Session Featuring Filipino Thought Leaders: Dann Diez & Lanie Francisco

Oct 22, 202324:23
FAC-01: Intro to "The Future of Climate Action" series

FAC-01: Intro to "The Future of Climate Action" series

2023 Fall Fundraiser Series The Future of Climate Action: Transforming Our Communities Oct 12 - Dec 7, 2023, 9 am MT Register for free to join us live at https://www.greenteamacademy.org/2023... Join us for a lively online series to explore the future of climate action! How can we transform our communities quickly and effectively to avoid the worst impacts of climate change?​Find out in this FREE online series OPEN TO ALL. Join us on Zoom each Thursday.​Hosted by Green Team Academy's Co-Directors, Joan Gregerson and Gin DeMaio, will bring you timely insights for today's most important issue: caring for humanity, biodiversity, and our planet in times of worsening climate change. We'll hear insights from challengers in the International Climate Action Challenges who have launched their own initiatives around the world. We'll get input from experts and community members. Ready to #BeTheChange? Register for our upcoming International Climate Action Challenge at https://www.greenteamacademy.org

Oct 22, 202324:14
121: Get Off Your Grass and Create an Edible Lawn
May 04, 202132:22
120: Think Indigenous, Author Interview with Doug Good Feather

120: Think Indigenous, Author Interview with Doug Good Feather

Tune in for an interview with Doug Good Feature to hear about his new book, Think Indigenous: Native American Spirituality for a Modern World.

 

The book is a guide to integrating indigenous thinking into modern life for a more interconnected and spiritual relationship with our fellow beings, Mother Earth, and the natural ways of the universe.

This book's intention is not to teach you to "be Native American," but instead to use the indigenous culture of the Lakota to help you connect with your own indigenous roots and help you remember your ancestral knowing that all beings are divinely connected.

Get the book through Hay House.

About Doug
Doug Good Feather is a full-blooded Native American Lakota, born and raised in the traditional indigenous ways of his elders on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He is a direct descendant of Grandpa Chief Sitting Bull. He is the executive director and spiritual leader of the Lakota Way in Colorado and the co-founder of Spirit Horse Nation. You can visit Spirit Horse Nation online at spirithorsenation.org.

Podcast
Catch us live on the Green Team Academy Facebook page, YouTube channel, or on Twitter. Or watch the recording on the Green Team Academy website or wherever you get your podcasts
https://www.greenteamacademy.com/podcast

Upcoming Green Team Academy events:

2021 International Climate Action Challenge
Kicks off August 18, 2021
Join us and go from passion to action in 90 days! Get live trainings, weekly check-ins, book, workbook, portal and more. Find out more in our free Quick Start Training at https://www.climateactionchallenge.net

 

Show notes

https://greenteamacademy.com/120-think-indigenous-doug-good-feather/

Apr 27, 202140:51
119: 2021 Earth Week Summit Preview
Apr 09, 202122:38
117: Great Global Cleanup with EARTHDAY.ORG & SEED4COM

117: Great Global Cleanup with EARTHDAY.ORG & SEED4COM

Looking for a way to get people together in-person, while social distancing? Organize a cleanup!

In this episode, we'll hear from Jake Rubenstein of EARTHDAY.ORG about the Great Global Cleanup and from Dann Diez, SEED4COM. Find out how to do plogging, individual cleanups, or group cleanups and how to get your cleanup on the map! https://cleanup.earthday.org/ 

How can you make a cleanup more impactful than just a one-day event? Join us to find out strategies for planning a training, cleanup, and forum to mobilize your community, using a cleanup as the catalyst. https://www.seed4com.org/

Catch us live on the Green Team Academy Facebook page, YouTube channel, or on Twitter. Or watch the recording on the Green Team Academy website or wherever you get your podcasts
https://www.greenteamacademy.com/podcast

Upcoming Green Team Academy events:

2021 Earth Week Summit
April 17-24, 2021
Live workshops, happy hours, and a month-long pop-up group. Help us meet our goal of funding 1,000 trees with our partners in Kenya. Promote your organization and events by becoming a promoting partner. Free registration
https://www.earthweeksummit.com

2021 International Climate Action Challenge
Kicks off August 18, 2021
Join us and go from passion to action in 90 days! Get live trainings, weekly check-ins, book, workbook, portal and more. Find out more in our free Quick Start Training at https://www.climateactionchallenge.net

Apr 09, 202136:40
118: How to Celebrate Earth Day 2021 in Denver with Kastle Waserman

118: How to Celebrate Earth Day 2021 in Denver with Kastle Waserman

Looking for some fun and meaningful ways to celebrate Earth Day in the Metro Denver area? We've got you covered! Tune in for my chat with Kastle Waserman, journalist with Westword in Denver. 

We'll be sharing ideas for individuals, groups, and families, including online and in-person options. See the complete list of Denver events on the Earth Week Summit schedule page. https://www.EarthWeekSummit.com/schedule

Kastle Waserman is a freelance journalist for Westword in Denver, Colorado. She’s been a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, Yahoo!, Fodor’s Travel Books, Women’s Wear Daily and more, covering music, culture, fashion and environmental events and business.

Upcoming Green Team Academy events:

2021 Earth Week Summit
April 17-24, 2021
Live workshops, happy hours, and a month-long pop-up group. Help us meet our goal of funding 1,000 trees with our partners in Kenya. Promote your organization and events by becoming a promoting partner. Free registration
https://www.earthweeksummit.com

2021 International Climate Action Challenge
Kicks off August 18, 2021
Join us and go from passion to action in 90 days! Get live trainings, weekly check-ins, book, workbook, portal and more. Find out more in our free Quick Start Training at https://www.climateactionchallenge.net

Apr 09, 202131:22
116: Garden of Youth – Chris Woodburn, Denver Public Schools

116: Garden of Youth – Chris Woodburn, Denver Public Schools

Tune in for a conversation with Chris Woodburn, School Gardens Specialist with Denver Public Schools. Find out about Garden of Youth, an innovative garden program to help plant seeds of opportunities for students with obstacles to employment. We'll also hear about volunteer opportunities in the DPS gardens and the April 2021 DPS Sustainability & Garden Forum.

GARDEN OF YOUTH INTERNSHIP
Garden of Youth provides students with special needs soft job skills through 10-week paid summer internships. Eight sites host interns across Denver where students plant, maintain and harvest produce to share at local farmers markets while practicing merchandising, sale skills, and money math. Each week interns explore one garden or sustainability topic while honing their job skills working in small groups with a job coach. Garden of Youth is in its tenth year and still growing strong.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Looking for an outdoor volunteer opportunity with kids and gardens in the Denver area? Individuals and groups can volunteer with DPS school gardens on a one-time or ongoing basis. To be matched with schools who have requested support, contact Chris Woodburn at Christopher_Woodburn@dpsk12.org.

More Info
- DPS Gardens https://sustainability.dpsk12.org/gardens/
- DPS Garden of Youth Internship https://sustainability.dpsk12.org/garden-of-youth/
- Youth Sustainability Board https://www.youthsustainabilityboard.org/
- Denver Urban Gardens https://dug.org/


DPS Sustainability & Gardens Forum
https://sustainability.dpsk12.org/sustainability-garden-forum-summit/

 

Upcoming Events from Green Team Academy

3rd Annual Earth Week Summit: Apr 17-24, 2021 2021 Annual International Climate Action Challenge: Aug 18, 2021
Apr 09, 202131:54
115: Cat DeMassi, Tree-Plenish, Empowering Student Tree-Planting Initiatives

115: Cat DeMassi, Tree-Plenish, Empowering Student Tree-Planting Initiatives

Schools use a lot of paper. That's what got two high-school seniors, Sethu Odayappan and Lizzy Elsner, thinking. 

They decided to take action to help replace the paper that they and their fellow classmates had used during their senior year at Mansfield, Massachusetts. That was the start of Tree-Plenish, with its first tree-planting event. The team has grown from 2 to 25 and turned a small-town project into a national one.

The Tree-Plenish team is working with 90 schools in the 2020-2021 academic year and is on track to plant over 14,000 trees across the country. The team is working with schools across 20 states from California to New Hampshire.

Tree-Plenish works with high school students to host tree-planting events in their communities that will offset their school’s paper usage during the last academic year. Students, guided by Tree-Plenish mentors, follow a 3-step process.

1) Planning - During this phase of the process, students figure out how much paper their school used during the last academic year. They then take that number and convert it into the number of trees they will need to plant. We estimate planting one tree will offset 10,000 sheets of paper.

2) Marketing - During the next phase, students reach out to the residents of their community to ask them to request a tree to be planted in their yard or to volunteer to help plant trees on the day of the actual event, or both!

3) Hosting - The final phase is for students to host their actual event. On this day, teams of volunteers plant trees in the yards of residents of their town.

Tree-Plenish has developed guidelines for planting during the coronavirus pandemic to keep everyone safe. 

Visit the Tree-Plenish website to get involved:

  • Find an event and volunteer
  • Donate
  • Host your own event

https://www.tree-plenish.org/

Upcoming Green Team Academy Events:

2021 Challenge Registration now open!

Hey, do you want to start your own initiative? Register for the 2021 International Climate Action Challenge to launch your eco-initiative in 90 days! Get in on the free Quick Start Training to learn more!

Mar 14, 202125:19
114: Announcing the 2021 Earth Week Summit
Mar 13, 202117:21
113: What is Permaculture? Lee Recca, Denver Permaculture Guild

113: What is Permaculture? Lee Recca, Denver Permaculture Guild

If you've heard of permaculture but you're not sure what it actually is, you're in luck! Join me for a conversation with Lee Recca, President of the Denver Permaculture Guild (DPG).

In this interview, we'll explore what permaculture is and discuss their upcoming Permaculture Design courses.

Denver Permaculture Guild (DPG) is a community-organized, membership-based nonprofit with the aim of building healthy, resilient, regenerative, and inclusive Denver area communities.

DPG is offering a Permaculture Design Course from April through October 2021, with a mix of remote and in-person workshops. The course includes the core 72-hour internationally certified curriculum as well as detailed breakout sessions and regionally appropriate resources.

DPG is also offering a hands-on, intensive outdoor course starting in late July. Additional 2021 course offerings include Social Permaculture, Advanced Landscape Design using Permaculture, Financial Permaculture, Decolonizing, and Indigenous Phenology.

Links:
-- Denver Permaculture Guild https://denverpermacultureguild.org/

Books:
There are many great books on permaculture. Here are a few:
-- The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country by Peter Bane
https://newsociety.com/books/p/the-permaculture-handbook
-- Gaia's Garden by Toby Hemenway
https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/gaias-garden/
-- The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience, by Toby Hemenway
https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/the-permaculture-city/
-- Permaculture in Pots: How to Grow Food in Small Urban Spaces by Juliet Kemp
https://www.amazon.com/Permaculture-Pots.../dp/185623097X
-- Permaculture: A Designer's Manual by Bill Mollison (co-founder of the movement)
https://www.amazon.com/Permaculture.../dp/0908228015

UPCOMING EVENTS
2021 Earth Week Summit
April 17-24, 2021
Live workshops, happy hours, 1000 tree campaign, April pop-up group, and more!
FREE Registration
https://www.earthweeksummit.com

2021 International Climate Action Challenge
Kicks off August 18, 2021
Register by April 10 for 50% discount and introduction in Earth Week Summit
https://www.climateactionchallenge.net

Mar 13, 202136:58
112: Benu AmunRa, Bridging the Gaps - Food Justice in Colorado
Feb 26, 202139:42
111: Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Feb 20, 202138:44
110: Being Enough

110: Being Enough

Desperation is never a good look. 

You've probably had this experience many times. When you act needy, the exact thing that you've decided that you need so desperately continues to elude you.

Maybe we're all like those buds just below the surface, just so excited to pop! But unlike the buds who aren't rushing or feeling inadequate, it seems like there's a lot of anxiety right now about not having or not doing enough. 

This is something that I work to manage in my own life every day. 

In this week's Green Team Academy Podcast Live, I'll share my thoughts on how to:

  • Handle the feeling that you need more time, money, or anything
  • Discern the levels of having, doing, and being
  • Consider the multiple forms of currency available in your life and your work
  • Notice words that creep into our language that create the illusion of desperation
  • Say no with gusto rather than guilt
  • Switch the vibe from repel to attract
  • Lean on nature for reminders on how to roll with grace
  • Get clear about who or what you are working for so you can define success on your terms

This episode is a gentle reminder that you are already enough!

Climate Action Challenge
https://www.climateactionchallenge.net

Earth Week Summit
https://www.earthweeksummit.com

Feb 10, 202133:58
109: Biochar Building Community, Tony C. Saladino

109: Biochar Building Community, Tony C. Saladino

What is biochar? How can you use it? Should you make it yourself? How can it build community? Find out in my interview with Charmaster, Tony C. Saladino.

Listen here or wherever you listen to podcasts - Stitcher, Apple, Google, Spotify

Tony C. Saladino is a Charmaster, Biochar Educator, Founder and Guide for ECO-Tours of Wisconsin, Inc. As a participant in the 2020 International Climate Challenge, he met his goal of creating his weight in char and turning that into over half a ton of biochar, enough to enrich a dozen 4X10 foot beds to a depth of six inches, forever! He also taught a dozen more biochar classes so that more people would be able to do the same, cheaply and efficiently.
https://www.climateactionchallenge.net

In 1987, Saladino rode his bicycle around all five Great Lakes, teaching people in person, through TV, radio and print publications how to live lightly on the planet and experience a higher quality of life at the same time. Over ten million residents of the Great Lakes Basin heard him speak or read about his trip.

Tony committed his life to "helping heal the rift between humankind and nature" as a child and has helped plant over 60,000 native trees and hundreds of thousands of native perennial food and medicinal plants across Northeast Wisconsin as an adult. He leads plant-ins, seed collection and dispersal tours, biochar classes, permaculture garden tours, canoe and bicycle trips across the region. He also advocates for the Earth Charter, www.earthcharter.org, which encourages people to utilize information from Environmental Working Group, www.ewg.org especially their Skin-Deep database of personal care products and their zip code specific water quality database.

The focus on the six steps required to make biochar will help people understand how-to double crop production, sequester carbon, protect water quality, reduce the need for irrigation and fertilization by half, all while providing a host of environmental benefits. He will help people decide if they are better served by making their own biochar or purchasing it and for those who decide to buy, how to tell if the char you are buying is worth the investment.

Six steps required to transform dry woody material into biochar:

  • Make it by getting it to glow, without air
  • Micronize it to bits 2mm or less.
  • Moisten that material to as wet as a wrung-out sponge.
  • Add Minerals
  • Add Microbes
  • Let it mature, stirring several times a day and keeping the moisture steady.


Saladino and his group, are currently working to secure funding for an 80-acre parcel that will not only serve as a home base for ECO-Tours but allow guests to come and learn the principles of sustainability by doing. In a living laboratory, that builds community through diversity. The property will only be available for Leave No Trace Camping and classes in and about nature which helps guests understand and create more sustainable lifestyles.

Support the new center via the GoFundMe page at https://gofund.me/52fa3b77

Feb 06, 202154:14
108: Relearn & Reimagine, Renee Millard Chacon

108: Relearn & Reimagine, Renee Millard Chacon

Join me for an interview with special guest, Renee Millard Chacon. In this episode, we'll talk about defining environmental justice, and what it means to be an ally to or accomplice with the BIPOC community.

Renee Millard-Chacon is a writer, educator, Danzante Azteca, Xicana activist, and most importantly the mother of two sons. She is an indigenous womxn of Diné/Mexica descent, fighting for future generations and committed to relating climate justice to social justice. Her family is from the Denver community and she now works as a cultural educator and teacher. She works as the Youth Program Coordinator/ Cultural Educator at Spirit of the Sun and Co-founder of Womxn From the Mountain in hosting, organizing, and leading marches, workshops, and educational resources for social justice and environmental justice. She maintains her culture every day as a Sahumadora/Malinzin in Azteca Danza for Grupo ColorAztlan in Denver and Tlahuitzcalli in Boulder. Her goal now is to help in the circles she has the opportunity to engage in to move forward to heal through environmental awareness, transformative education, and support to diverse leaders ready to fight for future generations. She welcomes any respectful correspondence to start doing the tedious but powerful work of creating better relations in spaces that deserve to be healed because of the trauma from historical inequality and environmental racism.

If you have any questions about Spirit of the Sun programming, please email Renée at reneemchacon@spiritofthesun.org

Renee is working in Colorado to define environmental justice for legislation.


Renee worked with 350 Colorado, Conservation Colorado, Western Conservation, and many environmental organizations to address how womxn and children are often trafficked in these same areas affected by exploitative practices, such as fossil fuel development. In a collective effort with the International Indigenous Youth Council, they presented an art installation on 16th Street Mall in Denver to highlight Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womxn, Black Womxn, and Migrant Womxn by hanging red and black dresses individually dedicated to a womxn missing or deceased. During the strike with Greta Thunberg, they painted handprints over the mouths of hundreds of individuals to continue to bring attention to these silenced individuals.

Renee provides fee-based cultural and allyship trainings for groups and organizations.

Get ready for the 2021 International Climate Action Challenge! Register now for early bird pricing! Each purchase creates a scholarship for another person or team. 

Jan 31, 202144:22
106: How to Make a Big Splash by Earth Day
Jan 20, 202126:34
105: The Year in Review
Jan 20, 202134:14
104: ICAC20 Eco-Champion Award Winners

104: ICAC20 Eco-Champion Award Winners

Tune in to meet the award winners from the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge!

  • Our Team https://www.climateactionchallenge.net/team 
  • Mentors https://www.climateactionchallenge.net/mentors
  • Challengers https://www.climateactionchallenge.net/challengers 

Find out what they did in the 90 days between Sep 1 and Nov 30, 2020.

Get support in making a huge eco-impact fast! Find the Climate Action Challenge book, workbook, courses and coaching at: https://www.climateactionchallenge.net/shop

Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/greenteamacademy

Jan 20, 202140:26
103: Dec 13-17 Impact Summit Schedule Preview

103: Dec 13-17 Impact Summit Schedule Preview

Get a quick overview of the schedule for the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge, with new special guests!

View the entire schedule here:

https://www.climateactionchallenge.net/schedule

Dec 11, 202014:37
101: Impact Summit Sponsor Showcase – Climate Reality Chapters
Dec 11, 202041:23
100: Preview of the Dec 13-17, 2020 Impact Summit
Dec 03, 202000:02
099: Climate Justice Philippines with Dann Diez, SEED4COM
Nov 26, 202035:50
098: Ashlee Tate - Creating a Business or a Nonprofit, and a Life You'll Love

098: Ashlee Tate - Creating a Business or a Nonprofit, and a Life You'll Love

How can you create a sustainability nonprofit or a business, that is sustainable for you?

Many people run into the problem of creating a startup that ends up wearing them down, instead of energizing them. Tune in to my discussion with business and communications strategist, Ashlee Tate, to learn how to avoid the common mistakes, so you can create a life you’ll love.

Register for the Dec 13-17 Impact Summit at https://www.climateactionchallenge.net/summit

Nov 22, 202035:20
97: Protecting Carol Reefs with Art and Science

97: Protecting Carol Reefs with Art and Science

Half of the earth’s shallow-water corals have disappeared in the past 30 years. The remaining half is at risk of disappearing in the next few decades. What can be done?

Tune in for my interview with Jolyon Collier to find out how Counting Coral uses coral sculptures to transform the relationship between communities and protect coral reefs.

https://www.countingcoral.com/

Catch the Green Team Academy Facebook Page or YouTube Channel. Listen to the podcasts later at www.greenteamacademy.com/podcasts and wherever you listen to podcasts.

Support the Green Team Academy Podcast

Become a member on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/greenteamacademy

Register for the Dec 13 - 17 Impact Summit

Meet the featured challengers from the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge and find out how you can make a big eco-impact fast!

https://www.climateactionchallenge.net/summit

 

Oct 21, 202035:08
96: Derrick Mugisha, Biodiversity Loss and the Path to Recovery
Oct 21, 202047:38
094: Shaina Oliver, Moms Clean Air Force

094: Shaina Oliver, Moms Clean Air Force

Shaina Oliver is an Indigenous Peoples' Rights Advocate and Field Organizer Moms Clean Air Force In this live podcast episode, Shaina shares how you can make a difference by testifying at hearings and understanding what the different commissions are doing that impact air quality. This is an important way we can all work to improve conditions for less-affluent neighborhoods and communities of color.

Support the podcast by becoming a member at patreon: https://www.patreon.com/greenteamacademy

Take Action with Moms Clean Air Force at https://www.momscleanairforce.org/petitions/.

Update your address to Vote, or Register to Vote at https://www.momscleanairforce.org/register-to-vote/.

Be A SuperMom or Dad and Vote2020 Climate Leaders!

Shaina Oliver, a tribal member of the Navajo Nation from Shiprock, New Mexico, is an advocate for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights. In 2015, after the EPA’s toxic mine spill affecting the Animas and San Juan Rivers, which supply water to the Navajo Nation, Shaina became more aware that the environmental disasters that happen in Colorado—where she now lives with her husband and four boys—also impact her tribe’s well-being and future. Shaina began to feel her responsibility to do her part as a mother, aunt, sister, descendant, and survivor of genocide. Living in northeast Denver, Shaina is just south of the Suncor refinery. Sometimes she and her family can’t step outside for a breath of fresh air. On very cold days, her asthma flares, and she must be cautious and stay indoors. She worries about her youngest son, who has more allergies than his older brothers—allergies that may be asthma-related. Testifying with Moms Clean Air Force at EPA hearings and in support of environmental bills at the U.S. Capitol is one important way Shaina lives up to her responsibility to protect all living beings and secure a future for all children. https://www.momscleanairforce.org/state-chapters/colorado/

Oct 21, 202033:60
093: Denver Climate Action and Vote 2A

093: Denver Climate Action and Vote 2A

Should Denver residents vote yes on Proposition 2A: Climate Action Sales Tax?

Tune in for a discussion with Sebastian Andrews and Jasmin Barco to dig into the details. Climate Action Denver FAQ's https://climateactiondenver.com/faqs

Join Podcast Live on the Green Team Academy Facebook Page or YouTube Channel Tuesdays at 9 am Mountain. Or catch the replay at www.greenteamacademy.com/podcast or wherever you listen.

Background: In 2019, the Mayor of Denver created an Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, & Resiliency to prepare the city for the future. A Climate Action Task Force with 26 community representatives spent the first several months of 2020 gathering data and community feedback to create a Climate Action Plan for Denver. On the November ballot, 2A is a small sales tax increase in order to begin to fund the work that has been laid out in the plan to create a greener, more resilient city. Learn more about the report and the ballot initiative that will put Denver in a position to be a leader on climate issues. Support the podcast! Become a member on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/greenteamacademy

Oct 16, 202033:33
95: Finding a Green Job During Challenging Times
Oct 02, 202034:51
92: Black + White Conversations from the Heart
Oct 02, 202030:46
091: Storytime with Joan
Sep 28, 202030:48
090: How to Confidently Present about Climate Change
Sep 17, 202029:30
089: The Incredible Power of the Action Plan
Sep 17, 202038:02
088: Inside the Climate Action Challenge Portal
Sep 17, 202023:48
087: Get Out the Environmental Vote
Sep 17, 202031:30
086: Rabiu Dannakabu – Plant-for-the-Planet

086: Rabiu Dannakabu – Plant-for-the-Planet

Join me to hear from Rabiu Dannakabu, President and CEO for Plant-for-the-Planet Ghana.

https://www.plant-for-the-planet.org/en/home

Ready to make a difference? Join the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge

www.climateactionchallenge.net

Find out more about the app and how you can plant trees in Ghana with Plant-for-the-Planet in the show notes

https://www.greenteamacademy.com/podcast/086-rabiu-dannakabu-plant-for-the-planet/

Sep 17, 202045:20
085: My Love Letter to You - Climate Action Challenge Book
Sep 17, 202027:18
084: Michael Alcazar, One Million Trees for Colorado
Sep 17, 202033:38
083: Compost, Soil, and Community
Sep 16, 202035:00
082: How to Become a Mentor with the 2020 Intl Climate Action Challenge
Jul 19, 202018:31
081: What I Learned from Mr. Beast and Russell Brunson
Jul 12, 202016:58
080: How to Get 100 Partners

080: How to Get 100 Partners

Many people struggle to get the support and reach they need to make an impact with their team. But it doesn't have to be that way!

What could you do if you had 100 partners to promote your initiative and help you make it a success? Probably anything!

Join Joan Gregerson, Green Team Academy founder, for a look at how to generate a list of 100 Ideal Partners and the secrets for how to establish powerful relationships quickly. 

https://www.greenteamacademy.com/podcast/080-how-to-get-100-partners/

Jul 12, 202017:23
079: Author Interview with Jerry Yudelson
Jun 30, 202030:13
078: Jasmin Barco, Eco-Cycle

078: Jasmin Barco, Eco-Cycle

Tune in for my interview with Jasmin Barco of Eco-Cycle to hear about a video series to help answer your burning questions about recycling and composting. You'll also hear how you can make a difference by tackling a waste reduction project in your community!

Reducing waste seems like it should be easy, but let's face it. It's complicated! That's why Eco-Cycle, a zero waste nonprofit in Colorado, has developed a new series of videos to cut through the confusion. 

The series is a collaboration between COPIRG, Environment Colorado, Sierra Club, NRDC, and Denver Compost Challenge. The videos include both English and Spanish versions specifically for Denver. 

The videos cover everything from where our stuff comes from, to details of why and how to recycle and compost, and the problems with plastics. 

In the podcast, Jasmin also highlighted the Denver Recycling Directory. This is a handy resource is you want to know where to recycle anything from aerosol cans and action figures, to yard waste and yoga mats. 

Start a Zero Waste Initiative or Team!

Are you ready to start a zero waste initiative? Join the Eco-Cycle Eco-Leaders to find out how to be a zero waste champion. 

Or, volunteer with the Denver Compost Challenge or start a compost initiative in your city! 

Get your team together and launch your initiative as part of the 2020 Climate Action Challenge. Eco-Cycle and Denver Eco-Leaders will be on hand to mentor you along the way. 

 

More Resources:

www.GreenTeamAcademy.com

Jun 21, 202029:38
076: Reducing Dining Waste with the PlasticScore App

076: Reducing Dining Waste with the PlasticScore App

Does it irk you to order food, but then get 'accidental' plastic?

Tune in for my interview with Mladen Gajic, Co-founder and CEO of PlasticScore, a zero-waste rating app for restaurants. Find out how PlasticScore is providing opportunities for diners and restaurants to reduce plastic waste.

View complete show notes.

Visit www.GreenTeamAcademy.com to find out about TEAM Talks weekly group coaching for team leaders, plus how to preorder the Climate Action Challenge book and join our launch team. 

Visit the Green Team Academy Facebook Page to listen in to live podcast recordings Tuesday at 9 am MST. 

Partner with us in launching 1,000 eco-initiatives by November 30! www.ClimateActionChallenge.net

 

Jun 13, 202034:02
075: The Magic of Meetings

075: The Magic of Meetings

There is a one-to-one correlation between teams that are making a big impact and having regular meetings.

Why do so many people avoid having regular meetings?

How can you schedule meetings when everyone has different schedules?

How many meetings should you have and should everyone be in the same meeting?

In my opinion, it's unkind to reach out and raise awareness without inviting people to join meetings where they can talk about it and collaborate. 

What can we learn from how nature organizes? 

May 18, 202014:30
074: Rewriting "Planet of the Humans"

074: Rewriting "Planet of the Humans"

What was Michael Moore trying to do by dropping the film Planet of the Humans on the eve of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day? 

Well, one thing he did was make a bunch of environmentalists very angry. This is a very complicated movie that has some valuable insights, along with plenty of inaccurate information, personal attacks and a depressing, abrupt ending. 

That was his take. Tune in to hear mine. 

Check out the show notes at https://www.greenteamacademy.com/podcast/074-rewriting-planet-of-the-humans/

May 04, 202045:36
073: Elena Magnie - "Kids Can Make a Difference" Song
Apr 23, 202029:19
072: Wild Rhythms and Personal Resilience
Apr 12, 202041:43
071: How to Use Zoom Meetings to Stay Connected
Mar 27, 202001:00:02