The Inner World of Collaboration with Birute Regine

24 Feb 2011

Iron Butterflies have chosen another path and redefine the meaning of power as power with and for others, evoking the world of working together. Largely off the radar screen, Iron Butterflies are midwifing a new era of cooperation and collaboration.

What Green Looks Like: The Development of Sustainable Technology with Heather Clancy

23 Feb 2011

I think that anyone who takes a moment to consider the impact of their day-to-day actions on the world around them and then takes action on that thought is green.

The Art of Living in Balance with Maria Rodale

22 Feb 2011

I came up with the phrase “the art of living in balance” years and years ago when I launched Organic Style magazine. That phrase still guides me. So, when people ask me how I do it, I often can’t give them an easy answer because it’s just something I’ve been doing for so long. But since someone asked me just the other day, I’ll try to give an answer that you all can use in your own lives.

How to Keep You Home Clean and Green with Simran Sethi

16 Feb 2011

Look at what you’re buying. Look at what your dollars are supporting. I challenge you to redefine clean and seek out eco-friendly, nontoxic, phosphate-free cleaning products that reduce your exposure to toxins and limit the amount of poison released into our air, soil and water.

Women Fast-forwarding the Green Economy with Kathleen Rogers – show 39

15 Feb 2011

“It is essential that our most talented and driven women come together to fast forward the green economy,” says Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network, the organization that is widely viewed as the birth of the modern environmental movement with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries. “We think that women will look at it differently, build it differently, and at the very least, should have a major seat at the table in a major way around the world.” But the fact is we don’t. Women hold less than 20% of the top tier position across the board in corporations and in the political arena. “We are conspicuously absent from the power broker positions,” says Rogers.

The Earth Day Network, under Rogers leadership, has launched a campaign to change all of that. Their WAGE (Women and the Green Economy) campaign’s purpose is to accelerate and provide the new thinking and creative power for a global post-carbon economy by engaging women business, government and NGO leaders. Its goal is to create a policy agenda for Rio+20 and relevant generate national initiatives that will promote the green economy, secure educational and job training opportunities for women and channel green investment to benefit women.

“The idea behind WAGE is as we create a global green economy,” says Rogers, “women need to be at the table.” Kathleen Rogers certainly is. Are you? Listen to this podcast now. It’s a rally call to all women everywhere to turn up the volume of our leadership right in the very communities we live. The time is now. Let’s seize it.

Women Fight for Solutions to Climate Change

15 Feb 2011

Kathleen Rogers is the President of Earth Day Network, a non-profit that started the first ever Earth Day in 1970. The organization is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. She speaks here about the women who are leading the way on climate change.

Role Models and the Media: Liza Donnelly on TED

11 Feb 2011

Cartoons for peace and humor for change. New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly shares her recent TED talk and proposes a new approach to the stereotypes and expectations that shape our everyday lives.

Laughter for Change

9 Feb 2011

Liza Donnelly has been lauded as a humorist who works not only to make the world a funnier place, but a better one. She speaks here about the politics of humor and the possibility for laughter to be a vehicle for social change.

Nature As Mentor and Other Lessons from Biomimicry

2 Feb 2011

The conscious emulation of life’s genius is a survival strategy for the human race, a path to a sustainable future. The more our world functions like the natural world, the more likely we are to endure on this home that is ours, but not ours alone.

In a World of Possibility, How Much is Enough?

1 Feb 2011

What’s enough success? Enough good deeds? Enough parenting? Enough creativity? Enough sex? Enough apps? Enough emails, tweets, texts? Vacations, clothes, shoes? In a world of unlimited possibilities, how do you know when to stop? How much is enough?