Earthshot Now: People, places, cleantech and climate change.
By Earthshot Now
Earthshot Now: People, places, cleantech and climate change.Jan 26, 2022
A Conversation with Charlie Courtenay, the 19th Earl of Devon
Charles Courtenay is the 19th Earl of Devon. He sits as an elected hereditary member of the House of Lords and is a partner in the law firm Michelmores, focusing on intellectual property and other complex disputes. In Parliament, Charlie contributed to the Agriculture Act 2020 and the Environment Act 2021, which restructured the nation's relationship with the nature, while at Michelmores he is spearheads the firm's Sustainable Economy work. Charlie also owns and operates the Powderham Estate, near Exeter in Devon, a 700 year old family owned social enterprise, focused on heritage, sustainable land management and agriculture. In the podcast we talk about what it means to be an Earl, but more importantly agricultural practices and climate change and how we can productively protect ecosystems for generations to come.
A conversation with Terry Tamminen, CEO of AltaSea, environmental thought leader, poet and former Shakespearean actor.
Terry Tamminen is President and CEO of AltaSea. AltaSea accelerates technologies and inspires the next generation for a more sustainable ocean. Terry has been instrumental in developing and implementing innovative environmental solutions. Among other things Terry led California’s EPA and was Cabinet Secretary for Governor Schwarzenegger when key climate change legislation was passed. Hear Terry talk about his role in shaping solutions, some ideas for the near term in security a positive future, and why he writes a daily Haiku.
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Conversation with Rob Legato - triple academy award winner for visual effects
Ever wonder how the special effects were done for Titanic? Or the Lion King? or how the holodeck was developed for Star Trek the Next Generation? And how all this relates to reducing Hollywood's impact on climate change? Then listen to my conversation with Rob Legato as he talks about how we created some of the epic visual effects for movies and TV's. Rob talks about how he became a leader in visual effects, how he dreamed up some of the effects and how digital media can reduce film and TV makings' carbon footprint.
Earthshot episode with Jamar Graham
Jamar Graham is a multi-talented producer with skills in game design, project management, monetization data analysis and partner relations. Jamar currently provides guidance on monetization that can deliver high user satisfaction. He has previous experience with Disney and Legacy Interactive. Jamar says he wants to change the combative relationships between users, creatives and business to a unified culture of respect.
Earthshot Now episode with Katherine Hammack former Assistant Secretary of the Army
This episodes' guest is Katherine Hammack. Katherine is a pioneer in deploying sustainable and energy efficient technologies. As a former Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, Katherine was instrumental in moving the Army to recognize the benefits of renewables and efficiency for resilience, cost savings and the environment. She is currently the Director of Special Projects for Green Business Certifications Inc, which independently recognizes excellence in resilient buildings and power infrastructure. In her spare time she volunteers as a Director of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning, and is an Advisor with MKAdvisors.
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Earthshot Now in conversation with author Johanna Stoberock
Johanna Stoberock is the author of the novels Pigs (Red Hen Press) and City of Ghosts (W.W. Norton). About Pigs: Four children live on an island that is the repository for all the world’s garbage. Garbage arrives, the children sort it, and then they feed it to a herd of pigs. The pigs are beautiful, but fierce, with sharp teeth and insatiable appetites, and they eat anything. When a boy washes ashore in a barrel, the children must decide what to do with him—is he more of the world’s detritus, meant to be fed to the pigs, or is he one of them? The novel explores questions about community, environmental responsibility, and the possibility of innocence.
In this episode we discuss the novel, where the ideas came from and what they mean for her and what we can all do the address climate change.
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Earthshot Now in conversation with Top Chef Contender, Ron Duprat
This episodes' guest is celebrity Chef Ron Duprat. Chef Ron has always had a passion for good, healthy, locally sourced foods, ever since he was a small boy growing up in Haiti. Despite a poor upbringing, he always felt at home in the kitchen with his grandmother. Today, Chef Ron Duprat is a celebrated restaurateur, Top Chef contender, author, humanitarian and executive chef. In this episode we talk about cooking, healthy foods and the sustainability of food. Chef Ron shares some interesting facts and gives a climate challenge.
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