In season two, we’ve been telling stories of a just and equitable transition to a clean energy future.
The Coronavirus is a wakeup call.
If you don’t know by now, the way we’ve been living isn’t working for the earth. Most of all, it is not working for the poorest inhabitants of the earth.
Climate change, extreme weather, hurricanes, floods, droughts, melting glaciers, rising sea level , wildfires, degraded food supplies, tick-borne diseases, mosquito-borne diseases, climate refugees, political instability – these are just a few results of our current way of living.
The way we produce, transmit, and store our energy, hurts the poorest among us.
The way we grow, waste, and consume food hurts the poorest among us.
The way we transport ourselves, and our goods, hurts the poorest among us.
We way we produce and consume goods, hurts the poorest among us.
The way we build, heat, and cool buildings, hurts the poorest among us.
The climate crisis is a social justice crisis.
But there are solutions: wind energy, solar, energy efficient lighting, smart buildings, regenerative agriculture, alternative transportation systems, and consumer trends are available to us.
We must change. We can change. And we will change – if not for ourselves, for the poorest among us.
That is why we produced season two of Social Entrepreneur where we’ve been telling stories of a just and equitable transition to a clean energy future.
Season Two Wrap-up
In Season Two, we talked with:
Jonathan Foley of Project Drawdown.
Jessica Hellman, Director of the Institute on Environment at the University of Minnesota.
Ry Brennan. Ry reminds us that the problems with electrical generation and distribution are systemic and complex. The solutions are at the systems level.
Janet McCabe of the Environmental Resilience Institute
Mark Kuo of Routific
Robert Blake of Solar Bear.
Deepinder Singh of 75F
Mary Jane Melendez of General Mills
Lauren Gregor of Rent-a-Romper
Steven Downey of Harmony Fuels
Sebastian Sajoux of Arqlite
Dave Goebel of enVerde
Looking Ahead to Season Three of Social Entrepreneur
We’re kicking things off with someone I admire and consider to be a friend, Tom Dawkins of StartSomeGood.
Karima Ladhani will tell us about Giving Cradle and Barakat Bundle.
Ruth Biza will tell us about #ThisisMyEra.
One of my favorite storytellers, Denise Withers will talk about Story Design.
And Nichol Beckstrand will talk about YardHomesMN.
Still Looking for Guests for Season Three
Our commitment is this: We tell positive stories from underrepresented voices, focused on solutions.
If you know someone we should interview, here is what we’re looking for in a guest: https://tonyloyd.com/guest.