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Social impact stories, interviews, reflections to help your reach your impact potential. Get in the know, so you can #goanddo! Hear honest perspectives and stories about social enterprise, design-thinking, food and nutrition, regenerative economy, impact investing, startup methodologies, and measurement...all for social impact. Hosted by Neetal Parekh, founder and CEO of Innov8social and author of "51 Questions on Social Entrepreneurship", and speaker. More information and show notes at thei ...
 
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For extended show notes, look here: https://tonyloyd.com/sebastian-sajoux/ 93% of plastic is not recycled. Only seven to nine percent of the plastic that is generated on an annual basis is recycled. Sebastian Sajoux explains, “The plastics go to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF, pronounced “Murph”), and then go into a recycling system. Still, 50%…
 
How do you reduce your carbon footprint without breaking the bank? Did you turn on your heat this week? A lot of people in the northern hemisphere either already did, or they will soon. For 12 million homes in the US, that meant burning heating oil or propane, both of which contribute to climate change. For single family homes, the cost of replacin…
 
For a extended show notes and a full transcript of this conversation, see https://tonyloyd.com/lauren-gregor. Rent-a-Romper makes parents' lives easier while reducing the negative effects of the fashion industry. For just a moment, think about your clothes. At some point in time, you chose each item and brought it into your home. Your neighbor did …
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Jennifer FresquesOffice Sought: Salt Lake County AssessorIssue: Most people don't know what the Assessor does or who the current Assessor is. One of my goals would be to change that, to make the office more accessible to the public. The Assessor's office has struggled to retain and attract exper…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Brian MoenchIssue: Right now it's the pandemic and whether to open schools. Normally it's air pollution and the climate crisis. I've been involved in trying to raise awareness of the health consequences of air pollution/dirty energy, and shape public policy to improve Wasatch Front air quality. …
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Samuel WinklerOffice Sought: House District 42Issue: Managing growth and what comes with it. The air has become more polluted and our roads are clogged with traffic. Our schools are overfull and I have a concern for the amount of water we actually have left. We need to manage growth to ensure th…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Iris WidlanskyIssue: School safety. My school had to shelter in place because somebody brought a gun to school last fall. Guns were invented to kill people and animals. They don’t belong in our communities.Bio: I’m Iris Widlansky and I’m a student at West High School in Salt Lake City, Utah. In …
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Suzanne harrisonOffice Held: State repOffice Sought: State repIssue: Feeling heard and prioritized.Bio: I grew up in Provo where my parents both spent their careers working at BYU. I went to Timpview High School and then attended Stanford University where I met my husband, John, who was raised i…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Tim ChamblessOffice Sought: 2018 Utah State Senate District 2Issue: Climate Change impacting the nation's demographics. I have observed erratic weather and temperature changes for half a century. The time to act is now. Bio: University Professor. Taught over 30,000 in 35 years. Utah resident 49 …
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Doug OwensOffice Sought: Legislature, House District 36Issue: Conservation. Started non-profit to help find common ground with people on the other end of the political spectrum. We can win friends to conservation by highlighting the importance of outdoor recreation for the economy.Bio: Doug Owen…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Olivia JaramilloOffice Sought: Utah State Representative, House District 14Issue: The impact of population growth and the economic and social changes its bringing and impacting the middle class. This is bringing to surface many issues that are difficult to deal with such as poverty and everythin…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Chase HansenIssue: How to overcome despair and human suffering. I see it around me. Complex challenges can we solves through listening and empowering others. Bio: When he was four years old Chase Hansen founded KID LABS, "a social impact corporation with a mission to be a global FORCE FOR GOOD."…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Kevin PerezOffice Held: Vice Chair Utah County DemsIssue: Electing Democrats. The job as part of the EC is to elect democratsBio: Kevin Perez is a 26 year old native from San Diego, CA who moved to Orem, UT at a young age. The son of Mexican immigrants, raised by a single mother. He has worked h…
 
General Mills is blending regeneration and philanthropy to create impact. How do you feed a hungry world without destroying the planet? And, how do you do so in a way that is just and equitable? Agriculture and forestry activities generate 24% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. The world population will reach 9.7 billion in 2050. And, a growing…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Emily HaseOffice Held: Chair, Salt Lake County Democratic PartyIssue: Voter education. Ensuring voters are educated on how to cast ballots, and the importance of voting in down-ballot races is important for electing Democrats in all offices. Bio: Emily Hase serves as the Chair of the Salt Lake C…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Chris PetersonOffice Sought: Utah GovernorBio: Chris' government and policy experience include:· Working as a Special Advisor in the U.S. Department of Defense where he helped lead the Pentagon’s efforts to protect military servicemembers from predatory lending. The Secretary of Defense awarded …
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Alan NaumannOffice Held: Chair, Environmental Caucus, Chair, Flip 7 CommitteeOffice Sought: Support Utah House racesIssue: Air Quality. Health is threatened. Need to drastically reduce burning fossil fuelsBio: Solar and EV charging contractor, Chair, Environmental Caucus, Chair, Flip & Committee…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Brian KingOffice Held: Representative, House District 28, Utah State Legislature; Leader, House Minority CaucusOffice Sought: Re-election to that officeIssue: Public education, clean air, quality outdoor life, economic development, access to health care. They are critically important quality of …
 
Optimizing building energy efficiency can be complicated and expensive. According to Deepinder Singh, it doesn’t have to be. The world has more than 230 billion square meters of building space with another 65 billion square meters coming online in the next decade. Buildings account for 6% of global greenhouse gasses. With the ongoing global pandemi…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Mandar ApteIssue: Promoting peace, compassion, nonviolence and social justice. Violence affects everyone - me - you - everyone - irrespective of our socio-economic status, political views, or where we live. We have to come together to end systemic racism and promote compassion, nonviolence and h…
 
Solar Bear is a Native American owned solar installation company. Robert Blake of Solar Bear has a habit of mashing up two problems and coming up with a solution. His driving philosophy is “healing is in the environment.” Solar Bear is a Native American owned solar installation company. They train people on the Red Lake Indian Reservation to instal…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Susi Feltch Malohifo'ouOffice Held: Executive Director, Co-FounderWebsite: https://pik2ar.org/Facebook: facebook.com/pik2arLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susifmalohifoou/Instagram: @pik2ar#plugintodevin #UtahValues #BoldSolutions #UTpol
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Daniela LarsenBio: National Geographic Certified Educator. Passionate about exploring the world through science and the human story. Current projects include creating online education, marketing the right causes, conservation and historical preservation. Executive Director The Hutchings MuseumWe…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Elizabeth WeightOffice Held: State RepresentativeOffice Sought: State RepresentativeIssue: Fair, safe, and sustaining employment. I have had the opportunities for education and employment that provided income to support a household and also health and retirement benefits. What my security has do…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Alex MilesIssue: Immigration. Specifically DACA. My girlfriend is a DACA recipient. We need to act with compassion and empathy and find a solution that leads to a pathway to citizenship with all recipients.Bio: I am Alex Miles. I was born and raised in Sandy, Utah. I graduated from Lyon College …
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Jacob DunfordCW: SuicideIssue: Suicide prevention/mental health and building safe spaces for everyone. I am personally affected by this issue by: my own coming out story as a gay man, my work in the LGBTQ+ non profit space (Encircle & LOVELOUD), and all the amazing people I have been able to lea…
 
#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for CongressGuest: Meaghan MillerOffice Sought: Utah House District 54Bio: Meaghan Miller lives in Wasatch County with her husband Dylan and two sons. Someone's left shoe is always missing and Fiona the dog sheds constantly. She received her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Colorado Mesa University, and…
 
Routific uses AI to cut mileage and drive time by 20%-40%. Marc Kuo is the Founder & CEO of Routific. He is a routing expert with nearly a decade of experience in last-mile logistics. But he didn’t always work in logistics. “Being a fresh grad out of school, I just wanted to get into either management consulting or investment banking, simply becaus…
 
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