The Environmental Transformation Podcast
By Sean Grady
The Environmental Transformation PodcastJul 13, 2021
SimpleLab, from Startup to Laboratory Logistics Service Leader.
SimpleLab, from Startup to Laboratory Logistics Service Leader. Join us for an engaging conversation with Johnny Pujol, the visionary founder of SimpleLab. In this insightful interview, Johnny shares his journey from a passionate science fiction writer to the innovative mind behind a game-changing digital platform. Discover how SimpleLab is revolutionizing the environmental testing industry, making water quality assessment accessible to consumers, small businesses, and large corporations alike. Johnny also delves into the challenges faced by those entering the complex world of environmental testing and the exciting future of digital innovation in this critical field. Don't miss this episode for a fascinating exploration of how technology is reshaping our understanding of water quality and health.
#water #watertech #watermanagement #environment #ventureinvesting #waterquality #waterrisk #lablogistics #monitoring #pfas #waterdata #drinkingwater #wateranalytics #waterdata
"Navigating Brownfield Redevelopment: Challenges and Opportunities"
Brownfield Redevelopment strategies with Hemisphere Brownfield Group and Ardent Environmental. Join us for a dynamic conversation with Todd Davis and Bill Dennis, industry veterans in the field of brownfield redevelopment. Todd, an experienced attorney and CEO of Hemisphere Brownfield Group, and Bill, a principal at Arden Environmental Services, share insights on their 30-year journey in transforming contaminated sites into thriving properties. From early days of uncertainty to the evolution of state programs, they discuss how the landscape has changed, including private developers gaining access to grants. They delve into key aspects of successful projects, collaboration between stakeholders, and the role of proactive communities in driving effective redevelopment. Don't miss this engaging exchange on the challenges and rewards of brownfield redevelopment, now more relevant than ever.
#brownfield #brownfieldredevelopment #strategies #partnerships #stakeholderengagement #remediation #economicdevelopment
"AHMP National Conference 2023: Where Environmental Professionals Converge"
From CHMMs to ESG: learn about the AHMP's journey through Diverse Environmental Disciplines. In this episode we talk with Kelsey Forde, the AHMP Chair, and Amanda Wuoti, a Board Member, about the benefits of being a member of the AHMP. We talk about how they are serving their members, and what to expect at this year's Annual AHMP Conference being held in Omaha, Nebraska. Learn how you can earn education maintenance points for attending the conference and all about the technical sessions and activities offered at this years event. Also, if you listen closely, you can use the promo code given for $50 off registration. See why you should obtain your CHMM credential and level up your professional game.
#environmental #safety #esg #sustainability #training #ahmp2023 #hazardwaste #waste #circulareconomy #climatechange
"The Future of Water Management: AMI and Beyond an Exclusive Interview"
"The Future of Water Management: AMI and Beyond an Exclusive Interview" with GHD Digital's Freddie Guerra and Rick Relyea. Learn how Advanced Metering Infrastructure is Unlocking the Potential for Utilities through Advanced Analytics and Predictive Insights. See how AMI can reduce water loss and identify leaks saving customers thousands of dollars a year. Understand the assessment process that goes into implementing a robust AMI system and the management of change that takes place when adopting this technology. Finally, see how GHD can help utilities evaluate the pros and cons of AMI and the Return on Investment (ROI) gained by this game changing technology.
#water #ami #waterinfrastructure #waterengineering #watermanagement #watertechnology #waterutilities #roi #esg #sustainability #infrastructure #ghddigital #ghd
From Startups to Success: Why Mazarine Ventures Invests in Climate Adaptation Technology
From Startups to Success: Why Mazarine Ventures invests in Climate Adaptation Technology with John Robinson. Learn how Mazarine Ventures assesses investment candidates by using the CIA Framework (Character, Intellect, and Access). See how ESG fits into their Investment Thesis, and why they specifically focus on Water Tech. Hear what technologies John is Bullish on and which ones he is Bearish on. Don’t miss out on this interesting interview and learn how Impact Investors see the future.
Thanks to our Sponsors: Cascade Environmental, E-Tank, and the Center for Sustainability and Excellence. #water #watertech #watermanagement #environment #ventureinvesting #waterquality #waterrisk #climateadaptationtech #pfas #waterdata #digitaltransformation #impactinvesting #startups
Water Filtration and Equipment Selection
In this episode we discuss Water Filtration and Equipment Selection. Properly sizing a water filtration system can be challenging. Who do you call when you need help figuring out the size of pumps you need to drain a retention pond, or what type of filtration unit should you use to process or treat contaminated surface water or groundwater? Selecting effective treatment media is another difficult task many struggle with. I discuss these questions and more with Andrew Morris and Jesse Green from E-Tank. Learn why E-Tank has the expertise and equipment to deliver the best solution for just about any situation you may have.
#water #waterfiltration #watermanagement #environment #watertreatment #engineering #bypass #pumps #filtration
Odor Monitoring and Mitigation
Odor Monitoring and Mitigation can be challenging. Where is the odor coming from? How should you eliminate the odors? How do you know if the source is from your location? These questions can be a real challenge to solve. Envirosuite is an air, odor, dust, and noise monitoring software platform used to measure these types of parameters. They have a beautiful software interface with the ability to deploy different types of monitoring devises to capture real-time data. Byers Scientific utilizes proprietary odor mitigation technology with patented vapor-phase systems leveraging waterless vapor technology to control fugitive odors. Their vapor-phase systems manifest adsorption in the open air to eliminate odors on contact. Check out this episode and learn more about these two companies and their partnership to solve these Odor Monitoring and Mitigation challenges.
#odorcontrol #airmonitoring #environment #smell #airquality #emissions #cleanair
A discussion with the U.S. EPA’s Office of Water Deputy Assistant Administrator Bruno Pigott.
A discussion with the U.S. EPA’s Office of Water Deputy Assistant Administrator Bruno Pigott. So much is happening in the water space at the EPA these days, from lead and copper water supply pipe replacement programs to newly proposed PFAS Drinking Water regulations, the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR), and much more. I had the opportunity to catch up with Bruno to discuss these topics and how the agency is responding to threats on human health and the environment in this episode. Check it out!
#pfas #drinkingwater #cleanwater #epa #environment #safety #dataanlytics
PFAS Contamination Update with Clean Cape Fear Co-Founder Emily Donavan
PFAS Contamination Update with Clean Cape Fear Co-Founder Emily Donavan. Learn about the recent TSCA court ruling where four community groups petitioned the US EPA to require Chemours to conduct epidemiology studies that included 54 PFAS chemicals for thousands of North Carolina residents. Her reaction to the EPA's Proposed PFAS Drinking Rule for 6 PFAS chemicals and if the EPA should establish a Class of PFAS Chemicals to account for Short Chain and Long Chain chemical variants. We also talk about how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIL) will help communities to address drinking water treatment facility capabilities impacted with PFAS, and more.
ESG Software for Any Business with Sustain.Life CSO Alyssa Rade
ESG Software for Every Business with Sustain.Life CSO Alyssa Rade. Learn where we are in the Evolution of the Decarbonization Journey. How Climate conversations and ESG Reporting expectations are changing the dynamics of Business from the Board Room to the everyday worker. See how Digital Transformation is changing the way companies think about tracking Scope 1, 2, and 3 Emissions and Reporting Sustainability metrics. Hear what its like working for an ESG Start Up software company and much more in this episode.
#sustainability #esg #esgsoftware #climatechange #carbonemissions #esginvesting #sustainable #environmental #transformation #podcast
In -Situ Chemistry Evaluation and Selection
Today we have a panel discussion with today’s guests, Eliot Cooper of Cascade, Dr. Bradley Droy of TEA Environmental Solutions, and Craig Bruno of Landmark Environmental, around the evaluation process of selecting the proper In-Situ Chemistry products. We also discuss what goes into bringing new chemical amendments to market. Depending on the site characterization and hydrogeology characteristics, different chemistries may be selected based on the chemical of concern, such as CleanER iZVI, SourceKill, and The Pathfinder. Listen as we talk about project challenges, what chemistries might be work in certain scenarios, how Cascade Environmental can help, and more.
#sustainableremediation #insituremediation #hydrogeology #pfas #chemisty #groundwater #chlorinatedsolvents #chemicalremediation
The Corporate Governance Institute with CEO and Co-Founder David Duffy.
We are talking about the “G” in ESG in this episode with David Duffy, the CEO and Co-Founder of The Corporate Governance Institute. Learn why ESG is driving the focus of Boards today, and what their roles and responsibilities are for delivering the company's ESG strategy. Also learn how Non-Executive Board members help with supporting the Executives responsible for delivering these goals with their domain expertise. Find out how you can “Level Up” by completing on-line training for aspiring board members through The Corporate Governance Institute. This and much more in this "G" Rated episode.
#esg #corporategovernance #sustainability #climatechange #corporate #governance #boardofdirectors #leadership #mindset #digital #management #marketing #business #personality #skills #training #board
A Toxic Free Future with Mind the Store Director Mike Schade
Mike Schade leads Toxic-Free Future’s Mind the Store program, which challenges retailers to shift the marketplace away from hazardous chemicals and develop comprehensive safer chemicals policies. Learn how Mind the Store’s influence convinced REI, one the nation’s largest outdoor apparel companies, to commit to stop selling PFAS containing consumer products in their stores 2024. We also talk about what goes into developing their Annual Retailer Report Card which grades America’s largest retailers on their management of toxic chemicals based on thirteen criteria, and more.
#sustainability #climatechange #foreverchemicals #pfas #mindthestore #greenchemistry #sustainablebusiness #toxicfreefuture
LEED Zero, Decarbonization through Building Design, with Daniel Overbey
Thanks to our Sponsors: Cascade Environmental, The Center for Sustainability and Excellence, and Pace Analytical
#LEEDZERO #greenbuilding #decarbonization #leed #architechuraldesign #sustainability #climatechange
Clean Bamboo, more Sustainable than Cotton with Phoebe Yu and Kat Dey of Ettitude
Today’s guests are Phoebe Yu and Kat Dey of Ettitude, a “Purpose Driven” fabric innovation and lifestyle brand making the world's softest, most sustainable materials with their patented and carbon neutral CleanBamboo® manufacturing process. Learn why Ettitude's CleanBamboo® products are safer for the environment, how all their decisions are focused on creating a more sustainable product while delivering the most luxurious bedding, sleep wear, and personal care products in the market. Discover all the benefits of CleanBamboo and why its preferred over cotton. Learn why developing a qualified supplier network is so important to their mission and how becoming a Certified B Corporation has helped them grow their business. Finally learn how they created a closed loop textile recycling program to upcycle and recycle their customers used bedding and other products and how consumers can buy their products from their on-line store at www.ettitude.com. Use discount code: enviropod for a 15% discount.
Greenwashing; What is it and how to spot it, with Nikos Avlonas, CEO of CSE
Greenwashing; What is it and how to spot it, with Nikos Avlonas, CEO of the Center of Sustainability and Excellence (CSE). In this episode we discuss what are the affects of Greenwashing in the Industry, who is responsible for properly reporting on a company's ESG progress, what type of Reputational Risk is there for companies caught up in Greenwashing and much more.
#sustainability #esg #climatechange #supplychain #greenwashing #issb #greeneconomy #reputationalrisk
Finch, the Digital plug-in tool that provides Sustainability ratings on all your favorite products with CEO Lizzie Horvitz.
Finch, the Digital plug-in tool that provides Sustainability ratings on all your favorite products with CEO Lizzie Horvitz. Finch provides consumers with environmental and social impacts rating on products they want to buy. Learn how Finch got started, how to install their browser extension to obtain science-backed ratings, the environmental impacts of the products, and customer reviews. Finch makes shopping on Amazon and other sites more sustainable and provides you with informative tips on the most sustainable way to select and use a product. Finally, someone is providing consumers information about a products carbon impact on the environment in an easy and digestible way so they can make informed decisions before they add it to their cart. Finch has been seen on the Today Show, Cheddar News, and Fast Company. You won’t want to miss this episode and get their plug-in for your on-line shopping needs.
#sustainability #esg #climatechange #circulareconomy #supplychain #recycling #ghg #socialimpacts #consumers
The Insecurity of Everything with Co-Author John Shegerian, CEO of ERI.
The Insecurity of Everything with Co-Author John Shegerian, CEO of ERI. Learn how hardware data security has become the biggest issue facing the world today. Also, we discuss the challenges with properly managing end of life electronics, including solar panels, and how ERI helps companies manage these discarded assets. We also discuss how John got started ERI and what drives him as an entrepreneur and business owner.
#sustainability #esg #climatechange #circulareconomy #supplychain #wastemanagement #zerowaste #wastediversion #cybersecurity #ewaste #recycling #solar #solarenergy #solarpanelrecycling #renewableenergy
Loyalty Point Leadership with Patrick Nelson
Loyalty Point Leadership with Patrick Nelson, Veteran and Safety Leadership Consultant. Learn how Patrick is leveraging his battle tested experience providing Safety Leadership strategies that have resulted in 57% reductions in the TRIR (Total Recordable Incident Rate) for Fortune 500 Organizations. Hear how he makes safety personal and trains operational leaders by giving them a playbook to utilize while making lasting changes to a company's safety culture.
#safety #safetyfirst #safetytraining #leadership #servantleader #accountability #safetyperformance
The Bag Lady: Saving the World One Bag at a Time, with Author and Business Coach Lisa Foster
The Bag Lady: Saving the World One Bag at a Time, with Author and Business Coach Lisa Foster. In this episode, we talk with Lisa about her new book The Bag Lady: How I Started a Business for a Greener World and Changed the Way America Shops. We learn why she started her business, what was driving her to make a difference, and how she was trying to eliminate Americans use of Single-Use Plastic bags. Learn the greenhouse gas impacts between Paper and Plastic bags and their affects on the environment as well as other interesting facts about plastic bags. Ultimately, we discuss how she grew her business and what it was like during the Tipping point when everything just exploded and exponential grow took place for her business and the lessons she learned along the way. You will not want to miss this episode.
#sustainability #esg #climatechange #circulareconomy #singleuseplastics #wastemanagement #zerowaste #wastediversion
General Motors’ Road to Sustainability with Rae Howard and Breitner Marczewski, ESG Sustainability Leaders.
General Motors’ Road to Sustainability with Rae Howard and Breitner Marczewski, ESG Sustainability Leaders. According to GM's Sustainability Report, they are on a mission to Reduce Carbon Emissions, Design for the Environment, Advancing Transformative Technologies, Keep People Safe, Develop Talented and Diverse People, Uphold Human Rights, Support Supplier Responsibility, Building Inclusive Communities, and Ensuring Responsible Governance. In this episode we discuss how GM is addressing these ESG priorities, how they are transforming their manufacturing facilities to meet EV production goals, how they are designing circular economy and resiliency into their manufacturing process, and other Sustainable projects to achieve their ESG Goals.
#sustainability #esg #climatechange #ev #electricvehicles #circulareconomy #supplychain #wastemanagement #zerowaste #wastediversion
Unity College, Educating the next generation of Sustainability Professionals with President Dr. Melik Khoury
Unity College, Educating the next generation of Sustainability Professionals with President Dr. Melik Khoury. Learn how Unity has become America’s Environmental College and the programs they offer through their education models and four campuses. We also discuss how Unity College became the first institution of higher education to divest their 12.5 million endowment from fossil fuels that has now led the way for over 1,500 other institutions to also divest their endowments from fossil fuels in an effort to reduce climate change impacts globally.
#climatechange #sustainability #highereducation #environment #digital
Sustainable Chemical-Free Soil Pest Control utilizing Lisi Global’s Direct Energy System (DES) for the Agricultural and Turf Industries.
Sustainable Chemical-Free Soil Pest Control utilizing Lisi Global’s Direct Energy System (DES) for the Agricultural and Turf Industries. Co-Founders Jason Crisp and Jeffery McComb discuss the advancements of their DES technology to treat difficult pests without using harmful chemicals that remain in the environment. We also discuss Lisi Global’s mission to support the agricultural industry to help address food security concerns and to also support other Turf Management industries with recreational and residential applications all in the most sustainable non-chemical way.
#det #sustainability #turfmanagement #golf #agriculture #chemicalfree #pestmanagement
Sustainability Reporting and ESG Ratings with CEO and Founder of CSE Nikos Avlonas.
Sustainability Reporting and ESG Ratings with CEO and Founder of CSE Nikos Avlonas. Learn the importance and role of a Chief Sustainability Manager and the high demand for Sustainability Professionals. We also discuss the new SEC Proposed Climate Disclosure Rule and it affect it will have on businesses in the future.
#esg #sustainability #sec #climatechange #climatereport #ghg #scope3 #esgreporting
Introducing PFAS Exposure™, the First Self-Collection Blood Sampling Kits with Taryn McKnight of Eurofins
Introducing PFAS Exposure™, the First Self-Collection Blood Sampling Kits with Taryn McKnight of Eurofins. Learn how you can accurately obtain PFAS blood sampling results from the comfort of your home or place of work using their new sampling kit called PFAS Exposure™. Eurofins Environment Testing has devised a way to self-collect a sample of PFAS in blood, traditionally requiring a blood draw. This departure represents a leap forward in Biomonitoring for Exposure to PFAS in blood. Their kit is the first of its kind and uses a simple finger prick. With serum equivalent conversions provided, their results can be directly compared to the national averages published by the CDC. Plus this test method detects 47 PFAS compounds in whole blood. Best of all, this new PFAS Exposure™ sampling kit is extremely affordable and reliable.
Learn how Pace Labs is an industry leader in PFAS analytical testing with Emerging Contaminants Program Manager Paul Jackson.
Learn how Pace Labs is an industry leader in PFAS analytical testing with Emerging Contaminants Program Manager Paul Jackson. We also discuss updates to the EPA’s recent Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR) program and how public drinking water utilities will now have to test for 29 PFAS chemicals over the next three years, and what will be done with the data. Also, learn how many test methods are out there for analyzing various media, and much more.
#pfas #drinkingwater #ucmr #epa #laboratory #environmental
Clean Cape Fear Co-Founder Emily Donovan talks about their efforts to address PFAS contamination in their community.
Clean Cape Fear Co-Founder Emily Donovan talks about their efforts to address PFAS contamination in their community. We touch on recent efforts to get the US EPA to require epidemiology sampling of impacted residents and what they are doing to mitigate the exposure of over 300,000 North Carolina residents affected by PFAS contamination in municipal drinking water from the Chemours Fayetteville manufacturing facility. Learn how her work has helped elevate NC's PFAS contamination crisis to the national stage and how Cape Fear is seemingly another Parkersburg WV nightmare. Thanks to our Sponsors: Pace Labs, Regenesis, IHMM, and E-Tank. #pfas #water #epa #epidemiology #riskassessment #watertreatment #environmental #transformation #podcast
Divirod deploying the most comprehensive, scalable water data network in the world with CEO and Founder Dr. Javier Marti.
Divirod deploying the most comprehensive, scalable water data network in the world with CEO and Founder Dr. Javier Marti. Learn how Divirod can be deployed to support communities needing to better evaluate their infrastructure needs, or how their data network can be used to monitor tidal water levels for maritime transportation logistics. More importantly you will learn how easy it is using their products to better design Resiliency plans, monitor for natural disasters, and measure climate change affects over time.
#resiliency #water #waterindustry #climatechange #data #environment #sustainability
How in situ remediation technologies are transforming the industry with Regenesis CEO and President Scott Wilson.
How in situ remediation technologies are transforming the industry with Regenesis CEO and President Scott Wilson. Learn how Regenesis’ PlumeStop® has been shown to be an effective in situ remediation technology to treat PFAS and other Forever Chemicals. We also discuss the research and testing involved to develop these in situ remedial products and how they are one of the best ways of eliminating contaminants from soil and groundwater.
#insitu #groundwater #remediation #pfas #sustainable #environment
Breaking down the SDS with Atanu Das, CEO an President of MSDSWriter.
Breaking down the SDS with Atanu Das, CEO and President of MSDS Writer. Learn why SDSs are so important and how they support hazardous communication, worker safety, compliance reporting, and chemical management requirements. We breakdown each section and dive into the details to bring you a better understanding of the information provided and potential hazards associated with an SDS.
Smart Futures for a Flourishing World, A Paradigm Shift for Achieving Global Sustainability with Author Dr. Claire Nelson.
Smart Futures for a Flourishing World, A Paradigm Shift for Achieving Global Sustainability with Author Dr. Claire Nelson. If you could change the trajectory of time, what would you do now to make our world more sustainable to protect the earth and humankind? Claire shares with us her vision of a Smart Future and how we can achieve this by asking 5 basic questions as outlined in her new book. She also helps us understand the importance of our current situation with her creative storytelling and futuristic analysis. Hope you enjoy this episode and her new book.
#sustainability #climatechange #futureenergy #strategicforesight #author
The Hoosier Environmental Council, how it’s protecting the environment and advocating for policy and economic changes with Executive Director, Jesse Kharbanda.
The Hoosier Environmental Council, how it’s protecting the environment and advocating for policy and economic changes with Executive Director, Jesse Kharbanda. Learn what the HEC is focused on as they work with liberals and conservatives in the state legislature to pursue environmental policy changes. See why they are so passionate about protecting Hoosier wetlands and forests, providing clean drinking water, and promoting Climate Change Solutions. Also, we discuss what Jesse will be doing as he exits the HEC as their Executive Director after 14 years at the helm.
#environmental #sustainability #solar #renewableenergy #solarpower #wetlands #cleanwater #environmentaljustice #climatechange #carbonemissions
“ESG” Why is it important and how is it changing the way we do business with CEO Nikos Avlonas founder of the Center for Sustainability and Excellence.
“ESG” Why is it important and how is it changing the way we do business with CEO Nikos Avlonas founder of the Center for Sustainability and Excellence. Learn how Sustainability reporting has changed over the years, what role the investment community has had on elevating the social awareness of climate change, the need for corporations to report climate risks and sustainability progress more accurately, and how CSE is helping companies prepare and develop Sustainability Programs. Thanks to our Sponsors: Regenesis, the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, and E-Tank #sustainability #esg #ghg #climatechange #csr #carbontax #environment #sdgs
“Creating a Safety Culture in Today’s Environment” with Dan Blankfeld, VP of Safety for the CBG Building Company.
“Creating a Safety Culture in Today’s Environment” with Dan Blankfeld, VP of Safety for the CBG Building Company. Learn from one of the industry's Safety Professionals who has relied on the support of senior executives, developed quality training programs, established mentor/mentee relationships, and works with field level supervisors and contractors to create a Safety Culture where everyone wins and goes home safe.
#safety #safetytraining #safetyprofessionals #safetyculture #safetyfirst
“Cut Super Climate Pollutants Now!” In Alan Miller’s new book, we discuss what are they and why do they matter.
“Cut Super Climate Pollutants Now!” In Alan Miller’s new book, we discuss what are they and why do they matter in this episode. Alan was one of the earliest activists for ozone layer protection, including helping Dr. Rowland promote the importance of bans on CFCs to avoid increases in skin cancer and cataracts. He teamed up with co-authors Stephen Andersen and Durwood Zaelke to explain the importance of reducing four key pollutants as a means of rapidly slowing global warming. You will want to get a copy of his new book to learn more.
Dr. Sylvia Earle, a NatGeo Explorer, discusses her new book “Ocean a Global Odyssey”, our need to protect the Oceans, and more.
Dr. Sylvia Earle, a NatGeo Explorer, discusses her new book “Ocean a Global Odyssey”, her work with Mission Blue as the president and chairman, and our need to protect the Oceans. Long recognized as one of the world's top experts on ocean science and conservation, she is passionate about protecting the marine life and the ocean to help address climate change.
Called "Her Deepness" by The New Yorker and the New York Times, a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress, and a "First Hero for the Planet" by Time magazine, she is an oceanographer, explorer, author, and field scientist. In 1970, told she could not join a crew of men testing an undersea habitat, she organized an all-female crew, and they lived underwater for weeks, pioneering deep-sea ventures. Since then, she has continued to cross boundaries, always passionately advocating on behalf of Earth's ocean.
“Future Energy” How Companies are Transforming and Preparing for the next Energy Transition with Tej Gidda.
“Future Energy” How Companies are Transforming and Preparing for the next Energy Transition with Tej Gidda. He is currently GHD’s Global Leader for Future Energy, focusing the firm’s efforts on the transition in energy systems towards a lower-carbon future. Learn how companies are preparing for a Future Energy transformation and how they are planning to get to Net Zero through various carbon reduction strategies and sustainability goals. If you want to learn more about what types of future energy sources are available to help us decarbonize, or who will be leading the conversation and who will be left behind, then this episode is for you.
Robert Bilott, the attorney behind the movie “Dark Waters” and the author of the book “Exposure”, talks about the case against DuPont, PFAS litigation, and more.
Robert Bilott, the attorney behind the movie “Dark Waters” and the author of the book “Exposure”, talks about the case against DuPont, PFAS litigation, the state of PFAS regulations, what still needs to be done to protect citizens from chronic exposure Forever Chemicals, and his 20 plus fight bringing justice to those affected by PFAS contamination like the ones in Parkersburg, West Virginia in this exciting episode.
#environmental #transformation #podcast #pfas #exposure #analyticalchemistry #groundwater #drinkingwater #partspertillion #mcl #epa #litigation #pfascontamination #pfoa #foreverchemicals
"Forever Chemicals" Environmental, Economic, and Social Equity Concerns with PFAS with Authors LeeAnn Racz and David Kempisty.
Forever Chemicals known as PFAS, are a class of man-made per-and polyfluroalkyl substances that persist in the environment and don’t break down. PFAS chemicals have been around for over 70 years and have been unregulated by the EPA for decades. Authors LeeAnn Racz and David Kempisty document in this book, "Forever Chemicals" Environmental, Economic, and Social Equity Concerns with PFAS in the Environment, the challenges with analytical testing, risk assessments, regulatory implications, consumer products containing PFAS, waste disposal, remediation concerns, and more. Check out this informative episode.
Author and Environmental Lawyer Joel Burcat Discusses His Three Environmental Legal Thrillers: Drink to Every Beast, Amid Rage, and Strange Fire
As a practicing environmental lawyer, Joel Burcat writes environmental legal thrillers that are both electrifying and accurate. Burcat has completed five novels. Three of them are environmental legal thrillers, DRINK TO EVERY BEAST, AMID RAGE, and STRANGE FIRE. Both Drink to Every Beast and Amid Rage are published by Headline Books and are available at bookstores, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble in paperback and electronic formats. If you are looking for an exciting environmental legal thriller that is on par with some other big named authors, give Joel a try. He’s won several awards and has been recognized as one of the rising literary stars in the thriller category. He is passionate about the environment and focuses a lot of his attention writing about the topic.
#Environmental #Transformation #Podcast #environmentaljustice #waste #environmentalawareness #regulations
Learn what’s happening at this year’s 2021 Annual Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professional (AHMP) Conference with Chairwoman Rebecca Neal.
The 2021 Annual Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) Conference is July 25-28, 2021. Rebecca (Becky) Neal is the Chair of the AHMP and talks about what you can expect from this year’s virtual conference. Learn what informative topics you need to hear about, who is going to be presenting, how you can earn your continuing education units (CEUs) or continuous maintenance points (CMPs), and how to register for this exciting event. Also, if interest in obtaining your CHMM credential, the AHMP has the new testing blueprint covered and will prepare you for the CHMM exam.
#environmental #transformation #podcast #AHMP #compliance #training #futureenergy #climatechange #regulatory #riskmanagement #data #hazardousmaterials #hazardouswaste #wastemanagement
HomeBiogas the ultimate organic waste biodigestion system for home and small commercial applications, with CEO and Founder Oshik Efrati.
HomeBiogas is the ultimate organic waste biodigestion system for home and small commercial applications. Oshik Efrati, CEO and Founder of HomeBiogas, explains how the biodigestion system works and why this is the best organic waste "Upcycling" product on the market. Learn how HomeBiogas is helping people around the world generating their own renewable natural gas from organic waste and producing free and clean cooking gas for their households and businesses. Plus, users get the added benefit of using liquid fertilizer generated from the HomeBiogas system to water their garden, fruit trees, and plants with essential nutrients and minerals to increase plant growth. This is a complete regenerative Closed Loop process that is completely sustainable and ecofriendly. Want to get off the grid? Learn how and check out this episode!
#biogas #biodigestion #renewablenaturalgas #renewableenergy #organicwaste #sustainability #closedloop #wastemanagement #climatechange #fertilizer
Learn about organic recycling strategies and how it fits into ESG programs with Ryan Cooper of Rubicon.
Learn about organic recycling strategies, challenges, and how it fits into ESG programs with Ryan Cooper, Director of Circular Economy Solutions and the Organics Recycling Lead at Rubicon. We discuss why composting is a great option for many companies looking to divert their organic waste from landfill. Learn how circular economy practices are not as difficult as one might think and can have a huge benefit on the environment and a company’s bottom line. We discuss how state and federal regulations are changing the expectations of organic recycling to include curbside pickups and the need for more organic processing and compost facilities as well as recycling infrastructure to meet the demand. See why we need to view organics as a resource rather than waste and help reduce our greenhouse gas emissions created by organic waste in landfills.
#circulareconomy #organicrecycling #organics #composting #greenhousegas #climatechange #recycling #waste #ESG
Learn how LastObject is eliminating single use personal care products with Co-Founder Isabel Aagaard.
Learn how LastObject is eliminating single use personal care products with Co-Founder Isabel Aagaard. Her mission is to create durable and well-designed products that are reusable. When she and her team discovered the harmful effects of single-use cotton swabs on the environment, they started working on a solution to fix it. They first produced Last Swab and then followed it up with LastTissue, which aims to bring the handkerchief back and stop the waste caused by single-use tissues; then they created LastRound, a set of six reusable, washable make-up pads. Isabel is passionate about eliminating waste and tackling the single-use items that have become an unfortunate part of our daily routine that are thrown away after every use.
#reusable #lastobject #reusablepackaging #sustainable #circulareconomy #climatechange #wastemanagement #lastswab #lasttissue #lastround #eliminatesingleuseplastics #zerowaste
Learn why E-Tank is one of the fastest and most reliable equipment rental companies in the industry
Learn why E-Tank is the fastest growing and most reliable equipment rental companies in the industry with James Busch and Andrew Morris. Thanks to our sponsors: IHMM, E-Tank, and Cascade Environmental
The Waste-Free World, How the Circular Economy Will Take Less, Make More and Save the Planet with Ron Gonen, author and CEO of Closed Loop Partners.
Ron Gonen, CEO of Closed Loop Partners and Author of his new book “The Waste Free World” talks about his experience as an entrepreneur when he started RecycleBank and then became the Deputy Commissioner of Sanitation, Recycling, and Sustainability in New York City that eventually led him to start Closed Loop Partners where he focuses on strategically investing in companies that are involved with building the Circular Economy. We discuss what led him to write his new book and how we ended up in this situation where we have been scammed to believe that the “Take, Make, Waste” linear economy is good for us and how its driven our focus on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which has been used as a measurement of economic success in our country. Ultimately, we discuss how a Circular Economy is more cost effective, better for the environment, and will saves us money. All we need now is to start building the infrastructure to really help us transition into a fully functioning Circular Economy. Enjoy the episode!
#circulareconomy #recycling #wastemanagement #organicrecycling #climatechange #environment #sustainability #waronwaste #esg #circularcities #circularfashion
Food Waste, how bad is it and what are we doing about it with Pete Pearson, Senior Director of Food Loss and Waste, of the World Wildlife Fund.
Food Waste is one of the leading sources of greenhouse gas and a major problem in society. It’s the dirty little secret not many talk about. Pete Pearson, Senior Director of Food Loss and Waste at the World Wildlife Fund, sheds light on the contributing factors that cause the food waste, the side effects of over consumption, and the lack of an efficient production and distribution systems that would improve the way we grow, transport, and consume food. Learn how bad the food waste problem really is and what we need to do to build a more sustainable and circular economy to help solve the crisis.
#foodwaste #greenhousegas #wastemanagement #anaerobicdigestion #renewablenaturalgas
#worldwildlifefoundation #circulareconomy #sustainability #naturalresources #curbsiderecycling #organicrecycling
PFAS industry trends, sampling protocols, and analytical testing challenges with Taryn McKnight of Eurofins.
PFAS is one of the hottest topics in the industry. Can you say Parts Per Quadrillion! In this episode we talk with Taryn McKnight, the PFAS Practice Leader for Eurofins. We cover PFAS regulatory concerns related to how States and the EPA are addressing this emerging contaminant of concern. We dig into laboratory testing and sampling challenges as well as the need for more defined analytical testing methods. Other topics covered include the need for more product and toxicological testing, and a more thorough understanding of PFAS chemistries and health exposure affects. And finally, we discuss all the potential environmental impacts and liabilities associated with PFAS contamination. This is a must listen episode if you are in the Environmental Industry!
Using Strategic Foresight to prepare for the Next Big Disruption with author Bart E’des.
Bart E’des explains the concept of Using Strategic Foresight to prepare for the Next Big Disruption in his new book. Learn the importance of implementing Strategic Foresight and how it can help organizations better prepare for the future. You will also learn how Foresight improves governance by providing a structured way of exploring different plausible futures, and the challenges and possibilities they could present. As part of the Foresight methodology see why the horizon (or environment) scan, which seeks to detect early indications of change, including weak signals, and their potential future impacts is so important. When a major transformation is emerging, there will be signals of the change. Being attuned to such signals can enable you to better grasp possible futures.
The Secret to Proper In situ Remedial Strategies with Cascade Environmental’s Remediation VPs Scott Wisher and Eliot Cooper.
Scott Wisher and Eliot Cooper talks about the Secret to Proper In Situ Remedial Strategies and their experience working with challenging geologic lithologies. We also discuss what information is needed to properly design a remedial approach that will deliver the most effective outcomes by utilizing advanced delivery techniques and Cascade Environmental's proprietary chemical blends. Learn how In Situ Remediation is one of the most effective ways to address source removal and source containment with proven chemical technologies.