Community Climate Action with Seattle's Director of Sustainability, Jessyn Farrell
Crowdsourcing Sustainability
by Ryan Hagen & Rachel Taylor
1y ago
In line with Crowdsourcing Sustainability's monthly theme of organizing for climate action in your community, we recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jessyn Farrell! Jessyn brings a unique and helpful perspective to community climate action as she has been involved with it from several different angles - first as an advocate, directing a transportation-focused nonprofit, then as a lawmaker for the state of Washington’s House of Representatives, and now as the Director of Seattle’s Office of Environment and Sustainability. We covered a lot of ground in this interview including: The most ..read more
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Origin story: Ryan Hagen & Crowdsourcing Sustainability
Crowdsourcing Sustainability
by Ryan Hagen & Rachel Taylor
1y ago
This episode is thanks to the good people over at Brighter Future who recently reached out to interview me (hi, Ryan here ?) for their Origin Story series which, in their words, is about "highlighting the path that planet-driven leaders walk on their journey to create a Brighter Future". So I had the tables turned on me in this one and had a fun convo with Sandra Gouveia! Figured I’d share it here for those of you who want to hear more about my story and some of the thinking behind Crowdsourcing Sustainability. Hope you enjoy - let me know what you think :) You can find the lightly edited tex ..read more
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Sustainable Investing = Building the Future We Want to Live In with James Regulinski
Crowdsourcing Sustainability
by Ryan Hagen & Rachel Taylor
1y ago
In this episode, we cover the ins and outs of sustainable investing and the impact it has with James Regulinski. James is the Co-Founder of Carbon Collective which is helping people to align their investments with solving climate change! This was a fun one - James has quite the story and brings a refreshing, holistic perspective to investing and why it matters. As I mentioned at the end of the episode, Carbon Collective can help your company to offer sustainable investment options for you and your co-workers. After this recording, Crowdsourcing Sustainability partnered with Carbon Collective ..read more
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Sustainable Banking & Investing
Crowdsourcing Sustainability
by Ryan Hagen
1y ago
This episode features an all-star panel we spoke with recently about climate-positive banking and investing, and how you can make sure your money is supporting climate solutions rather than climate collapse.  We specifically covered:  - How your and/or your organization's money is currently supporting fossil fuels through the mainstream banking and investing industry. - What you and your organization can do to change your money's impact, and affect the financial industry overall. - Why it all matters  - the difference in impact between the status quo and climate-positive financ ..read more
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Electrifying Everything With Saul Griffith
Crowdsourcing Sustainability
by Ryan Hagen
1y ago
In this episode, we got to chat with Saul Griffith about what it means to electrify everything, why it matters, and what people like you can do to help electrify your community! Saul is an inventor, engineer, MacArthur Genius award winner and much much more. He probably knows more about the US's energy system than anyone and helped shape the Inflation Reduction Act with his teammates at  Rewiring America .  (The graph mentioned can be viewed here! https://youtu.be/TxeD1Y68tLM?t=1627) Timeline: 0:00 Intro & Saul's climate journey. 7:20 What electrification is and how much more ef ..read more
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Bill McKibben on Where We Are, How We Got Here, and What to Do!
Crowdsourcing Sustainability
by Ryan Hagen
1y ago
In this episode of the Crowdsourcing Sustainability Podcast, Bill McKibben shares his 30,000-foot view with us on the past, present, and future - How did we get here? Where we are now? And what do we need to invest our time and energy in going forward to co-create the best possible future? Timeline 0:00 Intro 1:30 Bill's climate story 6:29 Why "the choices we made in those years around 1980 will turn out to be more important than any choices any nation ever made." 12:45 On the "non-trivial chance of civilizational collapse" 17:00 The good news is... 21:20 Bill's theory of change 25:50 Third A ..read more
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How to begin changing your university
Crowdsourcing Sustainability
by Ryan Hagen
2y ago
A student (Monique!) recently reached out to me, asking for advice on how to change her university. We decided to record our conversation in case anyone else (student or otherwise - it's broadly applicable to any institution or orgs) may find it helpful! As always, you can watch or listen - let me know what you think/if you'd like more of these or not. Timeline 1:50 Ryan's story. 6:15 Persisting in the face of pushback. 13:35 How do you start? Where do you begin? 18:50 Universities need to prepare students for the climate-changed future. 24:10 How do you get leaders to act in siloed/hierarch ..read more
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Corporate Climate Action with Nate Aden
Crowdsourcing Sustainability
by Ryan Hagen
2y ago
In this episode with Nate Aden, we cover the importance of companies setting science-based targets, what employees can do to jumpstart the process, the role of the financial industry in climate action, net-zero, and more! Nate is the Finance Sector Lead at the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). Timeline: 0:00 Intro 1:40 Nate's climate story. 5:30 The Science Based Target Initiative's origin story and theory of change. 8:20 SBTi's exponential growth. 10:00 Five high-level criteria for assessing targets. 14:30 What the process is like for companies and/or employees spearheading the effor ..read more
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