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Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is a high profile – and quickly evolving – set of standards by which organizations are being measured. Customers and the market as a whole are often watching closely to see what commitments they make and how they perform against those targets. For supply chain professionals, this means it is critical to understand all the risks covered by the ‘umbrella' of ESG, including environmental (e.g., climate change and emissions), social (human rights, labor), and governance (compliance, sanctions, and anti-corruption).Heiko Schwarz is the founder of riskmethods, now Sphera Supply Chain Risk Management. He has successfully led companies through the adoption of supply chain risk management (SCRM) technology for over a decade.In this livestream-based session, Heiko joins hosts Scott Luton and Enrique Alvarez from Vector Global Logistics to discuss:• Why ESG is an expanding part of global supply chains and how it factors into the ongoing effort to manage supply chain risk• The cross-functional collaboration required to build a sustainable ESG program that achieves its stated goals at scale• How technology is not only making it possible for supply chain teams to balance the demands of risk management and ESG targets, but also setting them up for success as wellAdditional Links & Resources:Learn more about Supply Chain Now: https://supplychainnow.comCheck out our new Supply Chain Now Media Kit: https://bit.ly/3emdLcKSubscribe to Supply Chain Now and all other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribeJoin the NOW Community: http://bit.ly/41kpUSOLeveraging Logistics and Supply Chain for Ukraine: https://vectorgl.com/stand-with-ukraine/2023 Q1 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: https://bit.ly/3VuwnIkWEBINAR- “Decoding Digital Transformation” – Charting a path forward: https://bit.ly/3VvVc6VWEBINAR- 5 Reasons Network Design is Essential to Supply Chain Resiliency: https://bit.ly/3MxcCNsThis episode is hosted by Scott Luton and Enrique Alvarez. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/how-adapt-supply-chain-risk-programs-evolving-ESG-mandates-1120
Environmental explorer, adventurer, climber, author and documentary filmmaker Tim Jarvis comes in from the cold to talk some Shackleton with Doc. With 13 Antarctic expeditions under his belt, Tim shares some incredible moments from his time on the ice, including his recreation of Ernest Shackleton's voyage from Elephant Island across the Southern Ocean to South Georgia and the subsequent overland trek to Stromness Whaling Station, all while using only the clothing and technology available during Shackleton's voyage. Along the way, the two discuss an unexpected visit from Father Christmas at the South Pole, the best way to serve congealed lard, breaking down the big problems into manageable chunks, pulling 500-pound sleds on the ice, and all the joy that comes with six sailors sharing the same tight quarters on a small boat on the open ocean for two weeks. Use your imagination; I promise it's not enough. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/johnfreakinmuir/support
Keyth Pankau was baptized a member of the Church about six months after joining the Navy when he was 21 years old. He spent nine years in the Navy, including deployments to Fallujah, Iraq, as a member of a convoy security team, and providing relief immediately following Hurricane Katrina. During this time he obtained a degree in Persian Studies from the Defense Language Institute and a bachelor of science. Keyth continued to serve in the Church between deployments as a youth Sunday School teacher, a Gospel Doctrine teacher, a counselor in the Young Men presidency, and a scoutmaster, along with serving while deployed as a sacrament group leader. Keyth was selected as a Direct Commission Intelligence Officer and switched over to the Coast Guard where he continued a life of travel and service with much shorter trips. He was a dual career track officer (Intelligence/Operations Ashore Response) where he specialized in crisis/emergency management. In the Coast Guard, Keyth also completed his Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and a Master of Science in Environmental from Louisiana State University. During this time, Keyth served as a 2nd counselor in a Young Men's presidency, scoutmaster, Young Men president, second counselor in a bishopric, ward mission leader, and a branch president. When the Baton Rouge Temple was rededicated he started serving as an ordinance worker and continues in that capacity today. He is also the bishop of his ward and has been serving for about a year. Keyth currently works as a civil servant for the Coast Guard and is pursuing a doctor of education in Applied Learning Sciences from the University of Miami. He is the producer, host, and content creator of the podcast "That ALL Might Be Edified: Discussions on Servant Leadership". Keyth and his wife Tiffany have two daughters and one granddaughter. Originally from Washington, Keyth spent about a year in Illinois and met Tiffany in California. They have also served & lived in Georgia, Alaska, and twice in Louisiana, where they now reside. Highlights 02:00 Introduction to Keyth and the episode theme 03:20 Keyth's background in the Coast Guard, serving as bishop, and his podcast 07:15 Search and rescue and how it relates to church leadership 13:41 The indicators that we can use in the Church to search for the individuals who might need rescue 15:10 Keyth shares a personal experience he has had with a member in his ward. 19:10 Coming together as a ward council to help one individual: Keyth shares how a targeted approach can work in search and rescue. 21:00 Finding the families that need help. How do you do it? What to look for and tools to help. Your ward council is your team. 27:30 Not everyone wants to be rescued. Not everyone is excited to help either. We have to try to help them understand that the Lord wants what is best for them. 33:10 Who are the bystanders in the ward? Who is not active in the Lord's vineyard? What invitations could we make to them to help them feel the Lord's love? 37:40 Coming together as a ward council to find people that need invitations 39:15 Helping the bystander. It's more than just giving them a calling. We need to invite them to do inspired things. Maybe what they need is help finding friends. 41:40 Keyth shares an analogy about boats and making sure they are seaworthy. In the same way individuals have to be ready and "seaworthy" before they can go out and rescue others. 49:20 As a council we have to learn how to ask better questions. What do you like? What works for you? What skills do you have? We have to understand who someone is and what skills they have. Then we can harness those gifts and skills to help them get active in the vineyard. 50:20 Where are you at? How are you really doing? Get used to asking these questions and create an environment where people will answer you truthfully and vulnerably.
On Thursday's Mark Levin Show, Democrats are trying to intimidate rank-and-file FBI agents to not come forward about corruption within the agency, and they are going after any whistleblower that comes out against the Biden administration. The iron fist of the Democrat party to silence whistleblowers while the media sit by silently and watch is a sign of the unraveling of our republic. Three FBI agents testified to Congress about what they have seen and are being attacked and silenced by Democrats. Next, Democrats have turned to corporations to push their woke agenda on gender, ESG, and Marxism, and Disney is a prime example. Disney under CEO Bob Iger is turning the company into a woke disaster, getting involved in the classroom, and fighting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for putting a stop to it. We cannot allow these corporatists to run our country, who are woke political hacks using money from companies they didn't build. Later, the Biden administration is blaming the pandemic, inflation, and El Nino for affecting the maintenance of our infrastructure and power grid. They systematically go through our energy system and destroy it, and then act surprised when our electrical grid cannot handle the overload. We had diverse sources of energy under President Trump, but President Biden has done everything to kill gas and coal among others. Meanwhile, we have people like Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg going on about Transportation and Environmental equity, which is just cover for Democrats to take power. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today you'll learn about how doctors are successfully using double lung transplants for cancer patients, how blue whale behavior changes with environmental conditions, and how the history of the polygraph machine may have been based on a lie. Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/double-lung-transplant-blue-whale-behavior-lie-detectorDouble Lung Transplant “New double lung transplant technique is successful in two late-stage cancer patients.” by Kaitlin Sullivan and Kate Snow. 2023.https://www.nbcnews.com/health/cancer/new-double-lung-transplant-technique-successful-two-late-stage-cancer-rcna74886“250 days and counting: Waiting on new lungs after Covid.” by Erika Edwards. 2022.https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/covid-lungs-patients-wait-new-lungs-covid-rcna22049“New guidelines would nearly double lung cancer screenings, benefit more women and Black people.” by Kelsie Sandoval. 2020.https://www.nbcnews.com/health/cancer/new-guidelines-would-nearly-double-lung-cancer-screenings-benefit-more-n1233069Cancer death rates are falling. Advances in lung cancer treatment are playing a major role.” by Erika Edwards. 2020.https://www.nbcnews.com/health/cancer/cancer-death-rates-are-falling-advances-lung-cancer-treatment-are-n1111706Blue Whale Behavior “Blue whale foraging and reproduction are related to environmental conditions, study shows” by OREGON STATE UNIVERSITYhttps://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/981187“Environmental conditions and marine heatwaves influence blue whale foraging and reproductive effort” by Dawn R. Barlow et al.https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.9770“Context-dependent variability in blue whale acoustic behaviour” by Leah A. Lewis et al.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6124089/“Blue Whale” by Discovery of Sound in the Sea and University of Rhode Islandhttps://dosits.org/galleries/audio-gallery/marine-mammals/baleen-whales/blue-whale/#:~:text=D%20calls%20are%20produced%20by,not%20have%20obvious%20geographic%20variation.“The IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria” by The IUCN Red Listhttps://www.iucnredlist.org/#:~:text=It%20divides%20species%20into%20nine,in%20the%20Wild%20and%20Extinct.Lie Detector“The Lie Detector Was Never Very Good at Telling the Truth” by Amit Katwalahttps://www.wired.com/story/lie-detector-never-very-good-at-telling-truth/“Lie Detectors Are Junk Science, but We Keep Using Them” by KATRINA GULLIVERhttps://reason.com/2023/03/07/lie-detectors-are-junk-science-but-we-keep-using-them/“What's the Deal with Lie Detectors?” by Michelle Kaminskyhttps://www.legalzoom.com/articles/whats-the-deal-with-lie-detectors#:~:text=Although%20the%20science%20is%20questionable,make%20people%20tell%20the%20truth.“The Effectiveness and Future of Polygraph Testing” by EBPSocietyhttps://www.ebpsociety.org/blog/education/444-the-effectiveness-and-future-of-polygraph-testingFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.
Many of her students are affected by flooding and pollution, but some of their parents work in the fossil fuel industry. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/
“It's super important not to define regenerative agriculture as this ultra-advanced way of doing agriculture— we define it more through the measures that are being applied rather than the state that a farmer is at." —Nina Mannheimer Industrial agriculture has been the backbone of food production for decades, but it is now being challenged by a new approach— regenerative agriculture. This method of farming has been gaining traction in recent years due to its potential for positive system change and its scientific foundation. It is also being supported by new agritech platforms that are making it easier to implement and track progress. Regenerative agriculture is not just about improving the environment, but also creating a sustainable business case for farmers. This became the mission of one company. By focusing on soil health and other elements of sustainability, regenerative agriculture can create a more resilient agricultural system that will benefit both people and the planet. This week, Justine sits with Nina Manheimer, a founding member of Klim Foods. Nina is a true champion for regenerative agriculture and her work at Klim Foods is a testament to her commitment to making a positive impact on our planet. As the Chief Product Officer and climate strategist, she is dedicated to the development of products that can help reduce environmental damage while also promoting climate-friendly agriculture. Nina understands that in order to make meaningful change, it is essential to communicate the importance of sustainable practices and educate consumers on the benefits they can bring. Join in as Justine and Nina talk about how we can scale regenerative agriculture and magnify its impact, why we should define “regenerative” through the systems applied instead of where the farmer is at, how regenerative agriculture provides the key to human health and environmental sustainability, how to navigate the rough terrains of starting your business, why human element is important in a world of tech, how to help both farmers and companies make a smooth transition towards a regenerative future, and much more! Meet Nina: Nina works as the Chief Product Officer and sustainability strategist at Klim Foods. She is dedicated to the development of products that make a difference and is passionate about networking with like-minded individuals working towards a better planet. LinkedIn Connect with Klim Foods: Website Instagram LinkedIn TikTok Connect with NextGen Purpose: Website Facebook Instagram LinkedIn YouTube Episode Highlights: 02:09 Defining Regenerative Agriculture 05:26 Soil Health— The Key to Environmental and Human Health 09:04 What to Expect When You Start Building a Business 14:48 Incorporating Tech 18:25 Short Term vs Long Term Rewards
THINK Business with Jon Dwoskin
Anastasios Arima is a serial entrepreneur who by the age of 35 founded two $1B+ publicly traded companies. He currently serves as the CEO of IperionX, where they are developing zero carbon, sustainable critical minerals and metals. IperionX has breakthrough titanium technologies that have demonstrated the potential to produce titanium products that are sustainable, 100% recyclable, low carbon intensity, and at product qualities that exceed current industry standards. Anastasios also serves as a non-executive director at Piedmont Lithium Limited, a $1B+ lithium mining company that also aims to play a big part in creating a clean energy economy in the US. He is highly regarded in the investment community for his ability to identify and develop new commodity projects. Connect with Jon Dwoskin: Twitter: @jdwoskin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.dwoskin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejondwoskinexperience/ Website: https://jondwoskin.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jondwoskin/ Email: email@example.com Get Jon's Book: The Think Big Movement: Grow your business big. Very Big! Connect with Anastasios Arima: Website: https://iperionx.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IperionX_Ltd LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/taso-arima-26315658/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iperionx
Planet MicroCap Podcast | MicroCap Investing Strategies
My guest on the show today is Roy Olivier, CEO and President of Research Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: RSSS). Research Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: RSSS) provides cloud-based technologies to streamline the process of obtaining, managing, and creating intellectual property. Founded in 2006 as Reprints Desk, the company was a pioneer in developing solutions to serve researchers. I did an interview on Planet MicroCap with Avi Fisher from Long Cast Advisors, where he described his thesis about Research Solutions, and so I wanted to invite on Roy to better understand the company, as well as: The company's pivot from an individual articles model to a platform model Industry tailwinds and headwinds What the company looks like in an OpenAccess world, and; Where he would like to see the company in 3-5 years With that, please enjoy my conversation with Roy Olivier, CEO and President of Research Solutions, Inc. For more information about Research Solutions, Inc., please visit: https://www.researchsolutions.com/ Today's episode is sponsored by: Socialsuite takes the complexity out of Environmental, Social, and Governance or ESG reporting. Socialsuite helps organizations to measure, monitor and report on their progress to create value through ESG in order to raise capital, improve brand and reputation, as well as mitigate risk. Socialsuite's software platform makes ESG reporting fast, simple and affordable. Companies can start building a baseline report in under 60 minutes and start reporting publicly within 30 days. Start your ESG journey - today. Visit https://www.socialsuitehq.com/ to learn more. This podcast was recorded and is being made available by SNN, Inc. (together with its affiliates and its and their employees, “SNN”) solely for informational purposes. SNN is not providing or undertaking to provide any financial, economic, legal, accounting, tax, or other advice in or by virtue of this podcast. The information, statements, comments, views, and opinions provided in this podcast are general in nature, and such information, statements, comments, views, and opinions, and the viewing of/listening to this podcast are not intended to be and should not be construed as the provision of investment advice by SNN. The information, statements, comments, views, and opinions expressed in this podcast do not constitute and should not be construed as an offer to buy or sell any securities or to make or consider any investment or other course of action. The information, statements, comments, views, and opinions expressed in this podcast (including by guest speakers who are not officers, employees, or agents of SNN) are not necessarily those of SNN and may not be current. Reference to any specific third-party entity, product, service, materials, or content does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the SNN. SNN assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of the content contained in third party materials or on third party sites referenced in this podcast or the compliance with applicable laws of such materials and/or links referenced herein. The views expressed by guest speakers are their own and their appearance on this podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. SNN does not make any representation or warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of any of the information, statements, comments, views, or opinions contained in this podcast, which may include forward-looking statements where actual results may differ materially. SNN does not undertake any obligation whatsoever to provide any form of update, amendment, change, or correction to any of the information, statements, comments, views or opinions set forth in this podcast. SNN EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST. By accessing this podcast, the listener acknowledges that the entire contents and design of this podcast, are the property of SNN, or used by SNN with permission, and are protected under U.S. and international copyright and trademark laws. Except as otherwise provided herein, users of this podcast may save and use information contained in the podcast only for personal or other non-commercial educational purposes. No other use, including without limitation, reproduction, retransmission, or editing of this podcast may be made without the prior written consent of SNN.
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #HotelMars: The environmental lawsuits following the Starship/Superheavy launch. Douglas Messier, Parabolicarc.com. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/01/us/faa-spacex-explosion-lawsuit-scn-climate/index.html
How are companies leveraging IoT to improve sustainability? Jeffrey Hausman, Chief Product Officer at Samsara, joins Ryan Chacon on the IoT For All Podcast to discuss leveraging IoT for a sustainable future. They cover the role of electric vehicles in creating a sustainable supply chain, ESG goals, the value of workplace safety, the challenges of implementing IoT for sustainability initiatives, and the technologies and trends that will be part of a sustainable future. Jeffrey Hausman leads Samsara's global product organization where he oversees the company's platform, product vision, and development activities to help customers improve the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of their physical operations. With over 25 years of experience, he brings a proven track record for scaling large and transformative software companies. Prior to Samsara, Jeffrey led ServiceNow's Operations Management Portfolio as Senior Vice President and General Manager. Previously, he held senior executive positions at McAfee, Symantec, Hewlett-Packard, and Veritas, and has served as a CEO and COO for privately held companies. Earlier in his career, Jeffrey worked as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies as part of Booz & Co. Jeffrey received his MBA at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business and holds a bachelor's degree in math and economics from Claremont McKenna College. Samsara is the pioneer of the Connected Operations™ Cloud, which is a system of record that enables organizations that depend on physical operations to harness Internet of Things (IoT) data to develop actionable insights and improve their operations. Samsara operates in North America and Europe and serves tens of thousands of customers across a wide range of industries including transportation, wholesale and retail trade, construction, field services, logistics, utilities and energy, government, healthcare and education, manufacturing, and food and beverage. The company's mission is to increase the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of the operations that power the global economy. Discover more about sustainability and IoT at https://www.iotforall.com More about Samsara: https://www.samsara.com Connect with Jeffrey: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jehausman/ Key Questions and Topics from this Episode: (00:00) Welcome to the IoT For All Podcast (00:52) Introduction to Jeffrey and Samsara (04:14) How IoT is being used to improve sustainability (07:55) The role of EVs in a sustainable suppy chain (11:23) How does safety play a role in ESG goals? (13:50) The value of workplace safety (17:01) IoT challenges and advice for solving them (20:10) Technologies and trends to look out for (24:32) Learn more and follow up SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL: https://bit.ly/2NlcEwm Join Our Newsletter: https://www.iotforall.com/iot-newsletter Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/iotforall Check out the IoT For All Media Network: https://www.iotforall.com/podcast-overview
Reproductive health is a sign of overall health. Lifestyle, environmental, and dietary changes can improve endocrine health, fertility and have long-term health benefits. Dr. Audrey Gaskins talks about lifestyle, dietary, and exercise modifications to improve reproductive health.0:00: Introduction3:30: Dr. Gaskins's research focus4:58: Fertility endpoints and time windows 6:12: “Lowest hanging fruit” for improving fertility 10:00: Environmental factors that can affect fertility 16:09: Symptoms of endocrine disruption 20:15: Exercise recommendations for women who are trying to conceive 23:38: Does exercise affect male fertility?24:35: The benefit of weight training for female fertility 25:25: The 3 pillars for overall and reproductive health Doveras - Use EVLO30 for 30% off (not a paid endorsement) Doveras is a pre-pregnancy health company that helps couples improve their fertility and get pregnant with personalized lifestyle change programs — backed by findings from 100,000 studies.Free Evlo WorkshopFree Evlo 101 class14 day free trialFollow Dr. Shannon on InstagramFollow Fit Body, Happy Joints on InstagramFollow Fit Body, Happy Joints on Tiktok
Environmental journalist John Gibbons gives an overview of the challenges for the world as it faces into the devastating consequences of global warming. John Gibbons is a contributing journalist to the Irish Examiner and the Sunday Business Post.Recorded Tuesday 9th May 2023. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/the-stand-with-eamon-dunphy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This episode with Registered Dietitian Lauren Twigge is PACKED with all of your burning questions about dairy nutrition, the farming industry, the safety & nutritional value of our foods and so much more. What we covered in part 1: Organic vs. conventional – is organic better for us?Antibiotic usage in animals Pesticides in organic vs. conventionalThe Dirty Dozen - legit or not?Environmental impact of farmingWhat are farmers doing to be more environmentally friendly and how do we know when we're choosing products at the store?What % of greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture / farming vs. other sources What do cows eat? Benefits of supporting and eating local Grass-fed vs. grain-fed – different labels you might see on foods and what they mean Should we be buying & eating grass-fed or grain-fed Stay tuned for part 2 next week! CONNECT WITH LAUREN: Follow her on IG at @nutrition.at.its.rootsCheck out her website or work with her - click here THIS WEEK'S ADS & AFFILIATES: Kemps Cows -- we absolutely love their Smooth Cottage Cheese! Check the Walmart store locator to find some near you: click here #ad #kemps #proteinpowerCheck out The Counseling Collaborative, a women's mental health practice, to find a therapist in the Kansas City area: click here #sponsoredUse my affiliate code WELLNESSFORTHEWIN to save on your subscription to the Expecting and Empowered app (for workouts during pregnancy and postpartum!) - click here Follow me on IG at @wellnessforthewin and @wellnessforthewinpod Check out my blog for healthy recipes & wellness tips! JOIN MY EMAIL LIST HERE! Please be sure to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast!
Canada has implemented a ban on single-use plastic products as part of its goal to achieve zero plastic waste by 2030. However, environmentalists are concerned about the increasing use of paper packaging as a substitute. Nicole Rycroft, the founder of Canopy, a nonprofit organization working to protect forests, warns that the shift to paper is leading to deforestation and forest degradation. She estimates that over three billion trees, including old-growth and endangered trees, are logged annually to produce paper-based products. In addition to deforestation, the production of paper requires significant amounts of energy and water. While paper is more biodegradable and easier to recycle than plastic, the grade of paper affects its recyclability. Furthermore, when paper ends up in landfills, it decomposes and releases methane, a potent greenhouse gas. The paper industry is exploring alternative solutions such as using agricultural waste like straw, hemp, flax, tomato stems, and banana peels to make sustainable single-use products. Biodegradable resins are also being used but are often expensive and have limited applications. Waste policies should transition away from a single-use model, and consumers are encouraged to choose reusable packaging whenever possible to achieve more sustainable outcomes. Link: https://bit.ly/44BzZfW Share your conservation journey on the podcast by booking here: https://calendly.com/sufb/sufb-interview Fill out our listener survey: https://www.speakupforblue.com/survey Join the audio program - Build Your Marine Science and Conservation Career: https://www.speakupforblue.com/career Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3NmYvsI Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website: https://bit.ly/3fOF3Wf Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rIaJSG Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc
Native America Calling - The Electronic Talking Circle
Indigenous activists in Central and South America are literally putting their lives on the line trying to protect their land and culture. Places like Brazil, Honduras, Colombia, and parts of Mexico are rife with murders and disappearances of Indigenous people speaking up to save their land and people from large scale mining operations, logging, and other extractive industries. In many cases, those responsible are never brought to justice. We'll explore the factors that contribute to the threat to Indigenous people standing up against corporate development. GUESTS María Martin, award-winning multimedia journalist, founding executive director of Latino USA, and director of GraciasVida Center for Media Nati Garcia (Maya Mam), capacity building manager for Cultural Survival Edson Krenak (Krenak), Cultural Survival lead on Brazil Karla Mendes, investigative and feature reporter for Mongabay and a Rainforest Investigations Fellow with the Pulitzer Center
Are you bringing your whole self to work? On this episode of the Live Greatly podcast Kristel Bauer sits down with Holly May, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. to discuss the importance of leaders creating a trusting environment and a space where people can be unapologetically human. Holly talks about how her views of professionalism at work shifted after her son's autisim diagnosis and how vulnerability at work can help build trust and connection. Kristel and Holly discuss setting boundaries, tips for having challenging conversations at work, changes to the Human Resources industry, suggestions for managing your work/life and more! Listen now! Key Takeaways from This Episode: Holly's background and her role with Walgreens Holly's views on optimal leadership The importance of vulnerability and authenticity in the workplace Holly's unapologetically human approach Holly's take on employee well-being and how companies can support this How Holly supports her own well-being as a leader Changes to the HR Industry How Holly's son autism diagnosis impacted how she showed up at work Tips for building trust and connection in the workplace How Holly navigates work/life, vacations and boundaries Tips for how to handle challenging conversations at work ABOUT HOLLY MAY: Holly May is the Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Holly is responsible for the strategy and direction of innovative global HR programs, policies and practices that support WBA's business goals and initiatives and for ensuring fair and equitable treatment for all team members. She also leads Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) for WBA and serves on the board of Shield Health Solutions, in which WBA is a majority investor. Most recently, May served as Global Chief Human Resources Officer for Abercrombie & Fitch Co., managing all aspects of HR and ESG efforts across the company. She previously worked for Starbucks as Senior Vice President of Global Total Rewards and Service Delivery, responsible for consulting with the company's board of directors and executive leadership team on the strategic direction of Starbucks' global compensation and benefits portfolio. Prior to her time at Starbucks, May served in human resources leadership roles of increasing responsibility at ING, Voya Financial and Visa Inc., as an HR business partner and leading Rewards, DE&I and HR strategy. May graduated from Wellesley College and earned her Master of Finance degree from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. Website: https://www.walgreensbootsalliance.com/about-us/leadership/holly-may Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wba_global/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mayholly/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/walgreens-boots-alliance/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBA_Global About the Host of the Live Greatly podcast, Kristel Bauer: Kristel Bauer is a corporate wellness expert, in-demand Keynote Speaker and TEDx speaker with a mission of supporting companies and individuals on their journeys for more happiness, success & well-being. With Kristel's unique background in Integrative Psychiatry, business and media, she provides invaluable insights and strategies to empower, inspire and motivate companies, leadership and sales teams as well as other groups and organizations. Kristel shares key insights into high-power habits, leadership development, mental well-being, peak performance, resilience, success & a modern approach to work/life balance. Using a blend of authenticity, Psychology & Science, Kristel provides insights to excel in sales and thrive as a team leader. Kristel's messaging supports company profitability while promoting vibrant company cultures with healthier and happier employees. Kristel is a contributing writer for Entrepreneur and she is an influencer in the business and wellness space having been recognized as a Top 10 Social Media Influencer of 2021 in Forbes. As an Integrative Medicine Fellow & Physician Assistant, Kristel has a unique perspective into optimizing well-being and achieving success. Kristel has been featured in Forbes, Forest & Bluff Magazine & Podcast Magazine and she has contributed to Real Leaders Magazine. She has been live on ABC 7 Chicago, WGN Daytime Chicago & Ticker News. To Book Kristel Bauer as a speaker for your next event, click here. 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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Shah interviews rhinologist Dr. Jeffrey Suh (UCLA) about cryotherapy as a new treatment for chronic rhinitis. --- CHECK OUT OUR SPONSOR Stryker ENT https://ent.stryker.com --- SHOW NOTES First, the doctors discuss the typical presentation of a patient with rhinitis. Although all rhinitis patients present with a chief complaint of a runny nose, there are different subtypes of rhinitis, such as allergic rhinitis, gustatory rhinitis, and exercise-induced. Environmental exposures, duration of symptoms, and the presence of other symptoms should be elicited, as differentiating between allergic and non-allergic rhinitis changes treatment options. Next, Dr. Suh explains how he performs a physical exam in rhinitis patients. He uses a rigid endoscope to make sure there is not another cause of rhinitis. He is sure to premedicate patients with a lidocaine and Afrin nasal spray before using the endoscope. CT scans of the sinuses may be helpful if patients have drainage, polyps, or notable inflammation. In general, Dr. Suh will pursue medical treatment options before considering procedural options. For allergic rhinitis patients, he educates patients about understanding their triggers for allergies and prescribes nasal steroid sprays and antihistamines. In non-allergic rhinitis patients, he recommends ipratropium bromide, which can also be used as a trial to see if cryotherapy would resolve their symptoms. He notes that sprays need to be used for at least 1 month before they show effects and that they should be used 30 minutes before trigger exposure for allergic rhinitis patients. He does not think that saline rinses help much with rhinitis, as they contain no medications to reduce swelling and dampen nerve stimulation. Next, Dr. Suh explains two procedural options for chronic rhinitis: radioablation therapy and cryotherapy. Both procedures have similar success rates, but he prefers to use cryotherapy in patients with non-allergic rhinitis who have a positive response to ipratropium bromide. The procedure involves inserting balloon a into the middle meatus of the nasal cavity and in order to deliver liquid nitrogen to the nasal mucosa overlying the posterior nasal nerve. He explains different considerations for performing cryotherapy in the office versus in the OR. He also explains his anesthesia protocol and how to mitigate the common post-operative complaint of an “ice cream headache”, which he prophylactically treats with gabapentin. Radiofrequency ablation with the RhinAer procedure also targets the posterior nasal nerve, but it has other complications, like damaging other nerves that allow for the tearing of eyes. He chooses the cryotherapy option more often because it does not require as good visibility as the radiofrequency ablation therapy does. Finally, he explains his postoperative care regimen which includes starting the patient back on their usual nasal sprays. His patients take 2 weeks to see results, and cryotherapy is effective in 80% of his patients. He notes that patients with recurrent rhinitis may need recurrent treatments. --- RESOURCES Stryker ENT https://www.stryker.com/us/en/portfolios/medical-surgical-equipment/ent.html Stryker ClariFix Cryotherapy https://clarifix.com/ RhinAer Radiofrequency Ablation https://rhinaer.com/
The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast
Hey listeners! Are you a bike enthusiast always looking for better products to improve your riding experience? Then you don't want to miss this latest episode featuring Pius Kobler, founder of milKit. Pius Kobler's passion for cycling started during his childhood in Switzerland where he grew up riding bikes and joining his family on biking holidays. He studied mechanical engineering at university in Zurich, and his love for biking took him on various long-distance rides and expeditions, including one from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. Pius worked for a design bureau that provided product development and design services for companies in the bike industry, such as Scott and BMC. Then, during a bike trip across the US, he got a flat tire in Colorado due to the dried-out tubular tires caused by the heat. This incident inspired him to create milKit, a company that offers a tire sealant solution that allows cyclists to check the amount and quality of the sealant inside their tires. The importance of maintaining the sealant in tubeless bikes is emphasized; still, many bike owners neglect to check their sealant levels regularly. Pius came up with a valve system with a rubber foot that allows the air pressure to remain in the tire when checking the sealant levels. The technology allows for easy maintenance of tubeless bikes and prevents sealant from spilling out. But it doesn't end there! Pius also created the GTA Booster, a portable aluminum drinking bottle that helps push the tire bead out to the side and secure it in place. The booster delivers more air in one second than a compressor and is efficient in changing and installing new tires. But that's not all; milKit's product line now includes additional consumables like rim tape and sealant that have unique features making them an essential tool for all bike enthusiasts. The company has also released a multi-tool with storage compartments for the plugs and other functions like a chain breaker. The latest trend in bike segments is having quick and easily accessible solutions, and Milk Kit has developed a solution in a compact way. The kit is super light and can be strapped to the bike or screwed to the frame. Craig Dalton had a pleasure talking to Pius Kobler, who designed milKit systems with thought behind them. Don't miss this exciting episode - tune in now to hear all about Pius Kobler and his innovative products! Visit milKit online Episode Sponsor: Hammerhead Karoo 2 (use code: thegravelride) Support the Podcast Join The Ridership Automated Transcription, please excuse the typos: [00:00:00] Craig Dalton: Hello, and welcome to the gravel ride podcast, where we go deep on the sport of gravel cycling through in-depth interviews with product designers, event organizers and athletes. Who are pioneering the sport I'm your host, Craig Dalton, a lifelong cyclist who discovered gravel cycling back in 2016 and made all the mistakes you don't need to make. I approach each episode as a beginner down, unlock all the knowledge you need to become a great gravel cyclist. This week on the show. We welcome Swiss-based founder and rider PS cobbler to the show to talk about his company. Milk it. And the system they've developed. Around tubeless tires and a brand new product that they've created. To support that system in the form of a multi-tool. I happened to meet PS on the trail, on a group ride. I went on. Last week as he was in town for seawater classic. And we got to chatting about his entrepreneurial journey and his rider first perspective of design. And I thought it'd be great to have him on the show. And I was fortunate to grab him on a Friday night over in Switzerland. To talk more about the company and the company's journey and some of the products I know you'll get value out of being aware of. I encourage you to check out some of the links on the show notes as some of the nuances of the product design, maybe best seen in a video. If you're watching the video of the podcast, you'll see PS reference and hold some of his products in his hands. As part of the conversation, but detailed videos are available on the website, which is over at milk it's dot bike. Before we jump in, I do need to thank this. Week's sponsor hammerhead, hammerhead, and the crew to computer have been longtime sponsors of the show. As you know, The crew too, is the most advanced GPS cycling computer available today with industry leading mapping navigation, routing capabilities that set it apart from other GPS options out on the market. Over the course of my conversation with PS, we talk a lot about rider oriented design hammerhead, and the team over a crew to definitely take that perspective. And they're constantly. Updating their products with bi-weekly software updates. There's nothing cooler to me on the hammerhead crew to then. Getting that notification. That a software updates available because I know they're adding things. That are going to be of interest to me. Whether it's today or down the line. One of the biggest updates I received that I love is the climber feature, which has predictive path technology. Which basically shows you what's ahead of you on a climb. While that may not necessarily be important on your daily routes for me when I'm doing an event or I've borrowed a route from someone that I've never done before. I'd love. Knowing is this a short, punchy climb ahead of me? Or do I really need to settle in for a longer climb? For a limited time offer our listeners can get a free heart rate monitor with the purchase of our hammerhead crew to simply visit hammerhead.io right now, and use the promo code, the gravel ride. At checkout to get yours today, this is an exclusive limited time offer. So don't forget to use the promo code. The gravel ride. Simply add that heart rate monitor, strap to your purchase cart. When you're checking out on the e-commerce system. At hammerhead.io, use the promo code. The gravel ride and that heart rate monitor will be yours for free. With that said let's jump right into my conversation with ps cobbler PS welcome to the show. [00:03:39] Pius Kobler: Thank you. [00:03:40] Craig Dalton: You have the honor of being our first Swiss guest, [00:03:43] Pius Kobler: Oh, I'm very honored. Yeah. [00:03:46] Craig Dalton: and how cool was it that we got to ride together [00:03:48] Pius Kobler: how cool [00:03:49] Craig Dalton: prior to recording? [00:03:50] Pius Kobler: other like three days later across an ocean? Yeah. [00:03:54] Craig Dalton: Yeah, I love it. You know, I'd, I, as I mentioned to you on that ride, I'd been familiar with the, the Milk IT brand and some of the products specific to the, the Tire Sealant solution, um, for a number of years. But I'm, I'm curious to kind of just step back and learn a little bit about. More about you and then the formation of the company. Cuz as the listener of this podcast knows, like, I'm super keen on the entrepreneurial ideas and, and journey as an entrepreneur myself. So let's start off by kind of where you grew up and how you discovered the bike. And then we'll get into how you decided to form this company. [00:04:28] Pius Kobler: Yeah. Yeah. I grew up in Switzerland and I was always a cyclist, like I cycled to school. What's that? Um, 12 miles every day. Two ways. So, so when I was 14 or so, so yeah. And then with my family, we always went on bike trips in holidays. I, I, I literally grew up on bikes more or less. But then man, biking came quite late. I, I, I started Mecca Mechanical Engineering at, um, et h Zurich here. And after studying, I. Um, took my recumbent and rode it from Alaska to Te del Fugo for one and a half years. So I've been cycling a bit. [00:05:09] Craig Dalton: You spent some time on a bike. I see. [00:05:11] Pius Kobler: Yeah, I was, I was in in the Bay Area earlier already passing through. Yeah. And, [00:05:19] Craig Dalton: That's interesting. You know it's funny when you even mentioned the word recumbent as a style of bicycle. That's in my mind, that's such an engineering type vehicle. Why did you choose to tour on that? [00:05:30] Pius Kobler: the perfect nerd in personification, uh, that you can have sometimes as in the US it was most fun. We were getting off recumbent and people go, oh, but you are not handicapped. Why would you, why are you riding one of these? [00:05:47] Craig Dalton: Yeah. And, and not, not, and not to derail the conversation too much, but is, is it from an engineering perspective, is riding a recumbent sort of mechanically or aero aerodynamically better for long distances than other style bikes [00:06:02] Pius Kobler: There is no, no doubt. No. [00:06:05] Craig Dalton: Really? [00:06:05] Pius Kobler: so much for long distances. There is no discussion actually, but nobody knows and, and everybody thinks that they can't be good because then more people will be doing it. You, you don't have any. Pain in your wrists, neck, uh, butt. Wherever you, you have a relaxed sitting position. You have a third less wind drag. You have several of these advantages. You have a lower, um, center of gravity. You have a much better curve stability. You have a longer wheel base, more stability. But then the main, the main factor for me is, You are, you have a completely different way of sitting on the bike. It's not, you're not sitting like this and staring on the road in front of you. You're sitting like this open, you like, like on a couch riding through the countryside. You know, it's for traveling by far the best. But I would never use it in a city or so, like daily life. I don't have one. You know, I, I sold it after I traveled. [00:07:03] Craig Dalton: That's so interesting yet. So off topic for this podcast. [00:07:07] Pius Kobler: Yeah, this was the perfectly wrong start for this, for this episode. [00:07:11] Craig Dalton: Right. And then, you know, I feel like now there's this, uh, potential that a listener isn't imagining you being some nerdy bike nerd on a recumbent yet. My interaction with you was on a mountain bike where you tackled every complicated shoot that we came in front of on Mount [00:07:30] Pius Kobler: rich in Yeah, exactly. Yeah, exactly. [00:07:34] Craig Dalton: Great. Okay, so we, we've, we've established engineering degree. We've established you spent a lot of time on a bike. This is a big leap, leap before, you know, between getting an engineering degree and obviously looking at bicycles from a mechanical engineering perspective, and then starting a company. What was the journey like to that point? [00:07:55] Pius Kobler: Yeah, basically when I came back, I, I haven't, I haven't done kind of performance cycling. It was always holiday or, or work or whatever, traveling. But when I came back, I was in, in okay shape, let's say, and a body of mine was in man biking. So I joined him for some longer rides. And that's how I got into man biking only after I did that trip. And, um, Basically I, I started working, that's the coincidence that led to things. I started working in a, in a company that, it's a design bureau, you could say it's a, they, they do product development and design as a service for large companies. We, you could say we were professional inventors, uh, uh, and we were, we were developing products. For many companies in the bike industry as well. Like we were working for Scott for B m c, for, for these brands here in Switzerland among others. And we were, um, a group of bikers in that company. So one thing led to another and, and what made the. The, the deciding point for for to go into tubeless was basically a, a bit later, after that long trip, I, I had the chance to take an unpaid leave for eight weeks and. Go to the us, buy a van and drive it from one I M b A epic ride to the other for eight weeks, which was amazing. I might have ridden more trails in the US than most Americans, you could say. Here. [00:09:31] Craig Dalton: I bet you have. [00:09:32] Pius Kobler: Yeah. No, that that was really, really good. But the not so smart part about it is W we were going to Colorado and Utah in July, which is not the right moment. It's like 120 degrees or so over there. So we was a bit warmer that than we were used to. And. We ended up with a flat because our tubeless tires were completely dried out because it was so warm. And so I, I'm in the middle of nowhere, somewhere on the continental divide in Colorado with that dried out tire, putting a tube in what everybody hates when you write tubeless, you know, to take the whole thing apart and put the tube in. And that's when I, when I, when I. Started thinking, you know, I had few weeks more to go and which means a lot of time to think and, and I said, wait, if I'm me as a bike freak and, and, and tech developer, like, if I have this problem of, of not being able to maintain my steel and I should other people do it, you know, [00:10:37] Craig Dalton: And when you thought about that problem, p was it, it was, if I'm articulating this correctly, the problem was you just weren't aware of the level of sealant that was remaining in the tire. [00:10:49] Pius Kobler: I had no idea. I had no idea that it was just drying up faster because it was a bit warmer, you know? [00:10:56] Craig Dalton: Yeah. I and I, and I encourage, like everyone listening right now, think about your bike, think about the sealant, and think if you have any idea whether there's enough sealant in there or not. I can guarantee looking around my garage right now, I would say 80% of the bikes I have. They have to be bone dry. It's like without a question, but I don't know. And I'm a bit lazy to find out, right? Like, it's like if it ain't broke, don't fix it. But to your point, you get out there and you have the situation where sealant is a godsend, right? It steals that hole and it's not there. That's that. That's a problem. [00:11:35] Pius Kobler: Mm-hmm. Yeah, that's basically we say if you split up bikers into people that ride tubeless and don't, then the ones who are ride tubeless, you can basically split them up into the ones who know that you have to maintain it and the ones who don't know and find it out a bit later. And then the ones who know how to maintain. They have to maintain it. Um, a good part of those things. Yeah. I'm always feeling a bit sealed in and it's fine, but the not, not so big part know that they should look at what, in what's inside. Like they should check the old sealant or get it out before they push in the new ones or you have a, a really good working sealant in there and, and yeah, [00:12:19] Craig Dalton: Yeah. So you, you sort of recognize, you recognize this problem, which when you articulated is pretty obvious, I think, to us. All right, we, no one wants to look inside their tires. What's the solution? How do you go about solving that problem? [00:12:33] Pius Kobler: Yeah, that, that was, uh, as, as often in product development. It, it was a step by step process where, where first we had the idea we need to drill a second hole into the rim to somehow look in there and then, Refill through the valve, and then eventually we, no, we are not gonna have a second hole. We have to make it through the hole that's already there. So eventually we were going through the valve, but then we still had a, because the, the first thing you think about is a dipstick. You know, you need to, to go in and check the sealant, and then you fill and then, By coincidence, like by using it, by having prototypes realized weight. And, and maybe at this point I should explain the, the whole valve. Basically what we do is we have a normal tubeless valve, uh, that you install into the rim like any tubeless valve. But at the, at the bottom, the. At the bottom of the rubber foot, the, the, the rubber is closed and it's slid into, into rubber flaps. So when you unscrew the valve core, the, the air stays in the tire because these rubber flaps at the bottom are closed. And now we have, uh, we have a syringe, kind of a syringe and needle with a, with a flexible extension. And, and the sealant regulator that you connect together. [00:13:53] Craig Dalton: Let's take a pause for one second PS and just so the listener understands. So if you can imagine that your normal valve core for tubeless, you've got a, a, a, a section that is inside the rim and obviously the section you see outside the rim and what you've described and shown to people who are on the video, you've got sort of on that inside piece, a rubber gasket that its natural state is to be closed. So if you're not pushing air or something else through it, Nothing's coming back through it. No air's coming back through it, et cetera. And then you've, [00:14:26] Pius Kobler: the ketchup bottles, you know, you have to ketchup bottles that have these, these, these flaps on the top. That's a, that's the function. More or less we have, [00:14:34] Craig Dalton: I love it. I love it. Take taking a, a commonplace design concept and putting it in something technical on the bike. So then you just, you just had picked up the syringe and you knows some people are used to using just sort of their bottle of sealant and pouring it directly into the tire. Some years ago, I started adopting the syringe for more precise measurement and the ability to insert through the valve core. It's possible in a standard valve cord to do that, but it's kind of difficult in, in a number of ways, which I think you'll get into in describing the value of having that seal on the inside of the valve and how that interacts with the sort of plunger, if you will. I don't know if that's gonna be the right term that's attached to the syringe. [00:15:22] Pius Kobler: yeah. Like the wording is we, we, the, the part inside the, the inside the tire. Inside the rim, we call it the rubber foot. And then you have the, the, the aluminum part, uh, that you screw onto the rim, that's the valve stem. And then you have the valve cord that goes into the valve stem. And we removed the valve core. And the air is still the, the, the, the. The tire remains pressurized because the rubber flaps are closed. And now the trick is that with this needle here that we have connected to the syringe, you can push through the rubber flaps into the tire with the air pressure still being in the tire. That's the, the core of our technology because now you with the needle, you go to the bottom of the tire, the sealant has accumulated at the bottom of the tire, and, and now basically all you have to do is you open the sealant to regulator. And the, the, the air pressure in the tire is pushing the sealant into your syringe. You don't even have to suck it out. It's, it's pushing out, it's, it's automatically flowing into your syringe [00:16:24] Craig Dalton: Yeah, that was a point you had made to me on the trail the other day, which was the aha moment for me. Cuz when you first described the mechanism, I was like, oh, that's great. You know, you. You push the syringe kind of legs into that, the bottom of your tire, and you can touch the sealant. But that nuance there that since you've left the air in the tire, you have air pressure, which you can then draw out the, the sealant into the tube with the air pressure pushing it effectively into the syringe, and you can see the exact measurement of what remains in the tire at that point. [00:17:01] Pius Kobler: And the main reason, back in the days when we invented this, the main reason why it was important to to, to have the pressure remain in the tire is when you release the air from the, uh, from the tire back then the tire would fall back into your rim, you know, and then you would have trouble inflating it again. Nowadays, this is becoming better because you have these rims where the, the tire stays outside when you deflated, but it's still. A cool feature to not breaking the bead, to not, um, losing any sealant and not having some, some sealant getting out on, on the side and it, and it's just, Literally more fun doing a tubeless maintenance. If you go in, it comes out automatically and you just push it back. So once you've extracted that sealant, you see how much was left, you might realize, oh, that wasn't, that wasn't much left and. This, this looks bad. I'm gonna, I'm gonna throw this off. So you disconnect the syringe, you throw it out, or you just top it up with new one. And then what you do is you push against the tire pressure. You push the ceiling back into the tire with with your syringe, and that was the original idea. To, to be able to measure and refill the sealant in a minute or two without, without a drop spilled, you know, and that's, that's literally our claim. You can install a tubeless tire and maintain it without ever seeing a drop of sealant. [00:18:27] Craig Dalton: And that, that to me is a godsend. When I sort of think about my process for updating tires and sealants and whatnot, like I think I, in my mind it's so laborious that I don't even wanna do it. And that's exactly the bad. It's exactly a bad approach, cuz that's why 80% of my tires are bone dry right now. [00:18:47] Pius Kobler: Yeah. Yeah. That's, that's the, the challenge. That's our chance. We, we, we, what we do, and it's our challenge. At the same time, you know, we, we, we really solve something that hassle that people have, but still, we have so many customers that we. Don't get to sell our product because they, they haven't started looking into it yet, even, you know. [00:19:11] Craig Dalton: Yeah. There's definitely like a journey that I went on, which was like, first I had a good friend who would help me every time I needed to. Change or put sealant in the tire and he would handle it. Then I got some of the tools myself, particularly an inflater, like a booster to help seal the tire. But still to this day, like the, the, the maintenance of it is beyond me. And I, I am super keen to get these installed on my bike just so I can be more diligent about checking the sealant, particularly when I go off to events and it's been. You know, three, four months between checking and I'm concerned, do I have any sealant in there in a day, or, you know, a big mountain adventure that really counts. I wanna know and be confident that I have the sealant I need. [00:19:56] Pius Kobler: It's actually interesting you saying that because that's my answer. When people ask us how often do I have to re have, do I have to check my sealant? And my answer is that I can't give you a number. No way. Uh, I can give you a time span because the guy riding in Mexico summer or in let's say Utah in summer, riding every day having his bike in a, in a shed, in, in, in the heat, that guy and the other guy in Montana riding a maybe. Double ply downhill tire or, or something every second week. That's com two completely different cases. The one has to, to measure four times more often than the other. And, and, and what we say is exactly what you just said. Measure your sealant before an important race, before, uh, uh, a weakened with your bodies because before you go to the holidays, Just do the check quickly and you have to peace of mind. My tubal system's gonna be perfect for that occasion and be because you do that, you'll, you'll eventually realize, oh, my, my system with that setup every three, four months is fine. And, and another will see, oh shit, I have to do this every second month. [00:21:09] Craig Dalton: Yeah, yeah. Interesting. So as you guys have designed the product and brought it to manufacturing, where, where did you end up manufacturing this product? [00:21:17] Pius Kobler: that's, that's, uh, that's, uh, one of these startup stories. You know, we, we, we literally started in the south of Switzerland to the Italian border where you get. Italian manufacturing pricing and, and, and across the border some, some legal, um, opportunities. Like it was just easier due to be in Switzerland. And, um, that worked well from the, let's say, from the quality perspective, but then, uh, logistics and organization were. Um, how to not be unpolite, um, to towards Italians. Uh, it wasn't optimal. And then we did, we did some risk diversification where we went to the, the future of, uh, cycling industry in, in Europe, which is Portugal, which. Might be true, but only if you really know what you're doing when you're sourcing a manufacturing partner, which we didn't entirely know back then. So we ran into into quality problems, which actually led to one of the. Darkest hours of our startup. We, I, I'm gonna come to the booster, to our, our inflater. We, we had a recall on that product just after releasing it because of some quality problems in production. Uh, you can imagine how, how, how that feels when you release your second product as a startup and, and, and you're gonna recall it from, from everywhere. So, so that led us to. Basically learn the lesson and, and say when you are, when you are an early stage startup, it's so much more important that you, that it works, that you have a production that works. The price, the 20% more cost for your product doesn't matter in the beginning. And we went to Germany and, and we, and we are still in Germany because having a reliable system, having, having. Production that you, you can just rely on is up, up till, till. Today's super important and, and we, we, we are now stretching out towards other regions because the, the, the numbers are getting higher, but for a long time you can, you better go for reliable than for, for cheap. That's [00:23:40] Craig Dalton: Yeah, for sure, for sure. And um, I can definitely commiserate with that hardware development and production journey that you just described. Just so everyone understands, when was the company first founded? What year? [00:23:54] Pius Kobler: Um, basically that trip to the US was in 13, summer 13. Then, The original idea was to, that job that I had at that at product developing company was really cool. So, so I was, I was perfectly happy there. And, and the idea was to develop the whole system and sell it on an on, in an online store besides working there, which sounds a bit naive now looking back, but, but that was the original plan. And step by step we realized, no, no, no, you, you have to do this. Properly or, or there is no chance. And so in summer 14, I quit my job there and started bootstrapping. We, we, we, in Switzerland, you have, um, let's say not so optimal investment, um, environment like, like in, in, especially in the Bay Area and in the US in general. But what's very good is the, the start of support ecosystem. Like you, you have many coaching programs and, and. Prizes and, and we were lucky enough to win some, some startup prizes, uh, because the story was good. And, and, and, and I had a, a co-founder who already had started a startup before and I was this e t h engineer bike guy. So that, that was a good mix. And, um, that, that's basically how we started bootstrapping. And then in 2015 we started the company and did, uh, raised a, a financing round to, to get production started and everything that there was, there was capital needed for that. [00:25:26] Craig Dalton: It's such a hard business. Any, any business that involves inventory, there's just so much additional risk beyond your own personal sacrifice and time to get the business up and running. [00:25:38] Pius Kobler: And that's where you're, you're, you're from the very beginning in Mm, how to say you're, you're not perfectly independent from the very beginning because you already have your shareholders that you, that you have to justify always what you're doing, you know? So the pressure is on from the first minute kind of, [00:25:58] Craig Dalton: yeah, for sure. So we went through sort of the valve system and then you had just mentioned the, the booster. And I think the booster actually is where I first came, encountered, encountered the brand. So can you describe the, what the functionality of a booster is? What does it, what does it do for a rider? Cuz I, I imagine many people don't have that type of product. [00:26:17] Pius Kobler: Yeah, maybe let me just quickly finish, uh, the, the valve system there, the, the original idea was to do that measuring and the refilling, which, which is still the, one of the major usps. But then that's a also a nice story. I, one day I was, I was installing a tire. I, you removed the valve core because you need a good airflow. I inflated the tire and literally I was. The air wasn't coming out because I, I was holding my, usually you hold your finger on the valve stem and then you really quickly, you screw your, your valve core back, you know? And I was, I wanted to do that and then realized, The air isn't coming out. That's how we, we, we basically invented or realized our second big U s P is the air stays inside. You have like a one-way valve with these rubber flaps, so well, it changes the whole installation of a tubeless tire where whereas normally you, nowadays you fill in the ceiling into the tire, then you push the tire on the, onto your rim, then you inflate it and while popping it, some, some seal this. Spilling over. You know, that's the messy part. When you're inflating a tire with our valves, you, you take the valve core out, you have the full airflow and the tire. They do that without sealant in the tire. So you have a dry installing of the tire and once it sits well, Then you take the syringe and add the sealant into the already installed tire. So that's, that's the, the, the no drops build part is, is, is with installation also, because you do that new sequence of installing. And then the third big advantage is the rubber flaps are closed at the bottom. That means no sealant gets to the valve core, which means you don't have the, the clock valve cores anymore. The, the, you can release the air reliably, you know, [00:28:05] Craig Dalton: Yeah. That's my other embarrassing situation on one of my wheels right now. I can literally remove the valve core. And no air will come out. I've got a, I've got a, I've got a jam, a very tiny Alan wrench, Alan Key in there to, uh, pop it open, and even then it just trickles out. [00:28:22] Pius Kobler: Yeah. So that, that's basically the three to three major USPS of the valve system. That That, yeah. Summarizes [00:28:30] Craig Dalton: There's a, there's a ton of nuance in this and I definitely encourage people to go to your website cuz you've got detailed videos on how it plays out, but is very thoughtfully designed. And those small benefits add up to what we were talking before. It just means you're going to address your sealant more frequently. You're not gonna have any trepidation. You're gonna know exactly what's going on in those key moments and days when you need to know. [00:28:59] Pius Kobler: Yeah. And then basically having that problem solved, we, we went to, each year we go to fin, famous, famous riding place, uh, by the sea there in Italy and we. Uh, one of us had a, a problem with the tire. We needed to change a tire. So in the evening we are in the shed there trying to change a tire. We have a floor pump, but nothing else. And the tire wouldn't sit, you know, and so we say we we're product developers. We are these. By tech freak. So we say, let's do a, a GTA booster. You know, the one with the big Coke bottle. You take a coke bottle, you drill a hole into the cap, you install a bike valve, and then you drill a second hole and you have a piece of tube and, and you kink it. That's how you hold the air. Then you inflate it and then you hold it on the valve. And that's the GTA booster, you know, and [00:29:49] Craig Dalton: I love talking to engineers. [00:29:52] Pius Kobler: and, and. We, we, we nearly managed to inflate, like we managed to inflate the tire, but it wouldn't hold. So we, we just didn't get there. And so we had to drive through the gas station to use the compressor, and that's how we got the, the tire installed. And that's when we said, said, this is, this is another problem that we have to address. And, and basically we, we could, we professionalized the, the, the ghetto booster. And what it turned out to be is, um, it's, it's now, um, Not a p e t plastic bottle, but it's, uh, it's an. Aluminum drinking bottle that you basically, you have that head that you screw on your bottle. It's a, it's a plastic, a plastic part that you screw on the bottle. You get the bottle with a drinking cap, so you can actually use it as a drinking bottle, which, uh, being in a gravel podcast is very interesting for backpacking. You know, some people going to really remote areas might be interested in. Generally, this isn't the, the story of it being so portable because it's a water bottle. It's a nice story and media love to write about it. But this is a, this is a product that you have in your workshop normally or in your pickup by, by the trail. By the trail head or something like, or going to holiday like we in, in Italy. It's perfectly light, uh, uh, and inexpensive. So it's a good product to have with you. But, and, and the backpacking, like the remote part is for some, an interesting part as well. So basically, It's this plastic part that you screw on the bottle. You have, um, a bicycle valve, uh, core that allows you to inflate the whole thing up to 160 psi, which is a lot, but uh, 120 PSI is just fine. And then, It has a little opening and the slider inside. So you basically push the head onto your valve stem and the slider inside opens and on all the air, um, pushes, rushes into your tire. And, and [00:31:55] Craig Dalton: Yeah. [00:31:56] Pius Kobler: the, because there is no hose, that's a bit of tech, tech, uh, details here in a hose, you lose a lot of pressure. So because there is no hose, you have all the pressure right by the valves and it that means, It is instant, like it's an explosion. We, we call it the booster effect. When when I do the live presentation and I push that booster on the wheel, I look into the faces of people because it's so funny to see, holy shit, that was really fast. So that's the booster effect. [00:32:28] Craig Dalton: And I think that's, that's the key. And, and again, just to kind of come back in case it's, it's a l it's unclear. You've got kind of this, uh, aluminum water bottle with a, a, a cap that you can screw into it. You then attach your home pump pump up, which pressurizes all the air in that canister. And then much like a, uh, you know, a cartridge. When you're inflating your, your, your tire, you're just putting it onto the valve core, where, where you've removed the tip of the valve core, you're putting it onto the valve, and it's spitting very quickly a burst of air, which for the uninitiated, that's what's required to push the bead out to the side of the tire and get it into that locked and secured position that you need. And that's what you generally cannot achieve just with a floor pump. You need that pressure and that burst. [00:33:15] Pius Kobler: don't have a tube inside and the air is just ex escaping between the tire and the rim. So if you are slowly pumping, the tire is just move is not moving. So you need, you need that fast push of air to push the tire out. Yeah. [00:33:29] Craig Dalton: Yeah. Yeah. And I, if you do not have one of these in your garage, go out and get one today. It is like indispensable, in my opinion for. [00:33:39] Pius Kobler: potential is very high to trying to in. Sometimes you're lucky and you can do it with a, with a floor pump, and if you're not lucky, it's very frustrating. [00:33:47] Craig Dalton: and then I used to go to the gas station and I could never get adequate pressure out of those gas station versions. So when I got this product first, I was like, I, I'm now fully capable to change tires, install new tires. [00:34:03] Pius Kobler: cool thing is it's a small bottle, you know, it's, it's, um, 20 ounces and 34 ounces. Uh, the, the sizes we have, this is not a lot of of volume, but because it's so fast flowing, because it makes it very efficient, it doesn't matter how long the air flows, it matters how much air flows in one second, you know, that's when the tire is pushed outside. And that's why we did with this booster, you can. If you can't inflate the uh, tire with this booster, then then you have a problem. Then even the compressor, compressor doesn't deliver as much air in a second, like the booster, you know? [00:34:39] Craig Dalton: so you just mentioned you have two different sizes for, you know, a typical gravel cyclist, maybe a 700 by 40. Is there a a product size that you'd recommend? [00:34:48] Pius Kobler: Uh, basically talking about the us we only have the big, the, the, the, the 34 version available over there. The, the, the older, smaller version is, is basically not gonna be continued. There are some, some still available in Europe, but yeah, the, the, the, the, the, the 32, uh, 34, 32, um, version is, is just fine. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. [00:35:11] Craig Dalton: Yeah. Cool. Yeah, I think it's a, it to, in my mind, the bigger, the better, right? If you've got that pressure, it's just gonna make sure you, you, you only need to do it once, and you get the tire seated the way you want. [00:35:21] Pius Kobler: Mm-hmm. Yeah, the, there is an interesting story about that, uh, that booster effect. Um, I was at sea other, some four years ago or so, and I was doing that booster live presentation and a guy from Bike Magazine comes, comes to, to, to see, and I, I, I do the presentation. I look into his face when I present the booster and he goes literally, Holy shit. This was so cool. Can you do this again? I need to shoot the video. So he takes his mobile phone, shoots the video of me screwing the thing together, inflating it, pushing it on, pulling it off. And because our valves played together nicely with the booster, because you pushed the booster on without the valve core, you pull it off and the air stays inside because of the rubber flaps. You can use it with any press, the valve with, with ours, you have that advantage. And so he does a video of that sequence. He puts it on. On their Facebook. And now, what would you say, what would you impress you as if view count of that video a year later? [00:36:23] Craig Dalton: Uh, a million. [00:36:25] Pius Kobler: That would be pretty impressive. You are good because many people say, oh, hundred thousand would be really much. It was 3.2 million a year later, and now it's at 8.6 million views. [00:36:37] Craig Dalton: Amazing. [00:36:38] Pius Kobler: And I'm, I'm telling, I'm telling that story because. The, the whole tubeless story as we were talking, it's something that you don't really wanna touch. You don't really wanna look into it, you don't really want to be talking about, but then there is a lot of interest around it. You know, people, many, many people realize that the topic is there and it's kind of, they have to look into it. So, so reaching that number is kind of a sign how, how important that that topic is. [00:37:07] Craig Dalton: I think it's just a huge unlock. And to your point, like there's countless people who leave the bike shop with tubeless installed already and don't think about it, don't understand it, don't know about it, and you know, the minute they have to deal with their tire, they're completely ill-equipped to address it. [00:37:24] Pius Kobler: Oh, that's, that's another, another good point. I, I mean, the reason why we met is because we were at sea o you know, we, we, we basically go to to sea other, and then we go a bit of riding once we are over there, um, at sea. Other, this year my key learning was I was talking to many brand managers of, of Mike brands and. They love our system. They know what it does, and, and, and I say, okay, let's, let's, let's look into how we can equip this with your bags. And they say, yeah. The thing is, especially us customers, and that's interesting in the US things even more than in Europe, they have to be easy. It has to be easy and, and simple. And, and, and, and when, when, when, when, when they sell a bike, they want to make the, the sale quick and easy and nice. It has to be a nice experience, you know? So what they don't wanna do is talk about some tech things, tubeless, when they sell a bank. Quite understandably, but that also means they send the customer home with a hundred percent sure problem. That, that, that they're gonna have, you know, if they, if they convert it to tubeless. So it's a paradox really. They don't want to talk about it, but they should absolutely somehow talk about it. [00:38:41] Craig Dalton: Yeah, that's why I'm, I'm sort of pleased to do this episode with you and just dig in a little bit deeper because again, it's easy for most riders to just forget and not think about it. But when you get to a product that's really thoughtfully designed around a solution, like it's, it's a really nice thing to have on your bike and a really nice thing to have in your garage. [00:39:00] Pius Kobler: And I mean, that's exactly you, you can literally, if you are the right kind of person, let, let's say you can. It can be fun. Maintaining your tubeless after a while. Like I, I'm so used to it. I, I like doing it because it's so quick and so easy. It's, it's satisfying of, of doing it so quickly. But then obviously still even with our products, tubeless is not for everyone. You know that there is people who just. Won't ever do that, which is fine. And for them it's, it's, it's good for the, for the mechanic, you know, for the shop where they bring it in. The shop can install the valves and then can do a, a much quicker job. When the, when the customer brings the bike in, in, in a minute, they have the, the tubes checked. Done. [00:39:43] Craig Dalton: Yeah, that makes sense. So continuing on the kind of product journey chronologically, where are you at now? Are there additional products in the product line? [00:39:51] Pius Kobler: Yeah, so the, the plan was from the beginning to, to the, the booster and the valve cord and the valve system. That's basically what we call our, our backbone products. That's, that's also what we have patented. And, and, and the, the idea was to build the brand on these unique products and then be able to sell consumables like a rim tape and sealant. Which, which we do, I, I, I don't have to go too much into the rim tape, even though rim tape is one of the, Biggest, um, factor of frustration in, in tubeless. Everybody who has, uh, installed a rim tape and it wasn't tight, and then take the whole thing apart again. Monster frustration, you know, so, so our rim tape does a really good job because it has a, a pressure activated glue. It, it, it feels reli more reliably. It's, it's very strong. But let's not go into too much detail here. The, the, the more interesting part is, is the sealant where the idea was to, to, with the brand, be able to sell a sealant, but now the sealant has become its own sales driver because we, we have a different approach to the sealant where, oops. I'm I'm saying. It fulfills all the, all it checks, all the boxes that a modern ceiling has to fulfill, like white temperature range. Um, Environmental friendly. It's water based. Um, it, it comes in a hundred percent recycled CO2 bottles. It's a natural, uh, it's, it's synthetic. Latex doesn't contain ammonia. It doesn't contain aggressive ingredients, so it, it's CO2 proof. That's, uh, a big plus as well. It checks all these boxes. Uh, But then what, what makes it really different is, as you can see here, or the ones who don't see it, it, it, there is no particles at the bottom of the bottle. When you turn the bottle around that, uh, that accumulation, and then you have to shake it to, to get these particles, the, the, these crystals into solution that. You don't have to do that with anymore. It just is in solution. So you just take with the syringe, you push it into your tire without the hurry, like shaking the bottle, and then really quickly fill it in because you might not get the right amount of, of particle in there. That's not a thing anymore. But then more importantly, It stays homogenous also in the tire, which means you don't have this separation where you have these rubbery leftovers, rubber balls. It's, it's cold. Sometimes you don't have this separation into rubbery leftovers and watery leftovers, but it stays constant. It stays homogenous over time, so that leads to a, a, a longer, more reliable function. We, [00:42:49] Craig Dalton: I've seen those, those rubber balls in certain tires when I've taken them off. Uh, so I know that effectively they're, that's dried up material, so it's not gonna act as a sealant, presumably. And if, if I'm hearing you correctly, by the way, your product is blended and stays consistent, doesn't need shaking, like as long as there's solution in the tire. It will function as designed versus something that's separated into elements that need to be combined in order to work. [00:43:19] Pius Kobler: Oh some. Some of the well-known sealants, if you wait a bit too long and you open the tire, you have basically a puddle of water like brownish, greenish, watery. Thing leftover, which is not sealant at all anymore. It's none. It has, has not been working for quite a while. And, and, and our sealant remains homogenous. And it covers like the tire looks the same one day or, or, or a year after, after installing it. It's just covered like wet from the sealant, which is important. Uh, but then it doesn't accumulate, it doesn't leave these, add these robbery leftovers and, and. We, we have it nicely printed on our bottle here on our ceiling, but we, we won the, the seal test in, in this larger bike magazine here. I, I always say we, we won by a, by a bit, uh, just a bit better than the other from function, you know, ceiling function. But I say if, if they's done the test two months later, we would've won by, by big margin. You know, because it's still working more constantly. And that's, that's a, that's a big advantage. And the third, the third advantage of, of it's staying homogenous, and that's very important for, for users, is it doesn't go bad in the bottle because it stays stable, homogenous. You don't have to throw the bottle away after. Half a year or two a year, something like that, because it goes bad in the bottles. So there, there is no separation in the bottle as well, which in the end is, uh, quite, uh, an environmental impact. You know, a lot of seal being thrown away and it's a financial aspect as well. You, you, you can buy a bigger bottle and use next year. [00:45:06] Craig Dalton: Yeah. Yeah. No, that is nice. [00:45:08] Pius Kobler: So that being said, the the sealant is not just a sealant that we also sell with, with our, with our brand like we planned originally. It's really, it's really a game changer. And, and talking about gravel, we, we, this is. This is originally we come from the mountain bike sector. You know, the whole tubus comes from the mountain bike sector or originally, but now with gravel and road coming, the, the challenges are different for, for sealants and, and there is two major differences. One with the higher pressures, you have a lot more water loss ceilings dry up because, Tires are porous and tires are never perfectly tight. So you, you, you lose water through any tire and, and in a gravel or roads bike, because it's, the pressure is higher, you lose water faster, so it dries up faster than, than a mountain bike tire. And that's why we, we, we are gonna actually now in May, we are gonna release our road and gravel sealant, which is a bit thinner and, and, and it's longer lasting. So, so that's the. One thing we adjusted. And the other thing is it seals cuts better at high pressures. So that's the be because sealing at high pressures is obviously a big challenge for sealants. It's the higher the pressure, the the more difficult. So we, we, we've adjusted our formula to, to cover these two important factors for, for travelers and roadies. [00:46:39] Craig Dalton: Interesting. I'm excited to see that as it's tested out, but I, I love that you're thinking kind of from first principles and thinking about the tire pressure differences and how they'll play out and affect the product. [00:46:52] Pius Kobler: Yeah. [00:46:53] Craig Dalton: And, and now going to the, your latest product that I think you just released at Sea Otter and I was able to see last weekend when we rode. Tell me about the journey to creating a multi-tool. And obviously it's a category everybody's familiar with. Everybody has had one or many over the years. Like what may, what was the design perspective that you came to, to achieve this product? And then we can get into. How cleverly it was executed and the multitude of functions you have built into it. [00:47:26] Pius Kobler: Basically the, the, the approach is the same as, as with any of the products that we brought. Um, there is still some, some, some trouble left, you know, some things to solve. And, and what's, what was missing for us is there are cuts in the tire that are too big to be sealed by the sealant, and that's when you need a block solution, you need to push something through that hole or slit from the outside. To, to mechanically close that, that hole and then the ceiling can do the job to, to close off the rest. And so we, we knew, we, we've been, we, we've known for, for a long time that we have to bring some kind of a pl plug solution. We just never really knew where to put it and how to store it. You know, you can go into the handlebar, you can go into the stem, you can go somewhere. What's. What's really popular now, and this is a really hot topic in, in, in any bike segment, is. Having it quickly accessible, you know, having a solution for in the backpacker or somewhere that's not really a solution that you wanna offer today. So it has to be quickly accessible. You might still hold, have your finger on the hole because what you can do is you're losing air your hold the finger on your hole. So, so you can stop the, the, the air leak and then you have one hand left and you have to grab that tool with one hand very quickly. And so it has to be somewhere. We, we didn't wanna go into the handle bar or in the stem because you have a lot of compatibility, compatibility issues. So what we decided to do is we, we, we want to go to that formerly bottle cage interface. We call it standard interface now, because there is sometimes like three or four on a bike or at least two. So we, we basically have a small box that you can screw onto your frame using this screw interface. And the, the original idea of having these plugs is you have, you have, um, rubber cover that you can open on the side and then you can pull out that handle with the plug right there. So, Literally with one hand, you can open the thing and pull the plug out and then push it in. [00:49:42] Craig Dalton: Yeah. [00:49:43] Pius Kobler: And we, we have, that's maybe a bit too detailed, but we have a side loading fork that makes it easier to load the, the plug into your fork tool. We have a twist shape of the fork tool because when the plug is twisted, when you push it into the tire, when you pu pull the tool out, the plug sticks better in the, in the tire. Some, some details about using that plug. So this was, this was basically the tool that we had to bring, that we wanted to bring out. But then we said, now that we have this presence on the bike frame, now that we have this box anyway, we are adding something that anybody needs anyway. And that's, that, it's a, it's a little multi tool. And what I'm holding into the camera now, for the ones who don't see it, it's, it's, it's, uh, like an L and key. It's a L-shaped L key, and it has on the side, it has a bit in bit technology, so the small bits are stored in the larger bits, and you can magnetically remove them, flip them around. And put them back. So, and on both sides, on the long side and on the short side, you can exchange these bits. And this makes from one a key that is, Um, super lightweight, let's say compared to a folding tool. With all these functions, you have a proper tool that you have a lot of torque and, and good accessibility, and you have eight functions. You have from two to eight millimeter, all Alan Keys, plus you have a Torque 25 all in one tool, and that's, that's a very attractive solution that you have, right? At the front, you know, you open that rubber cover, you pull that tool out, and you are ready to go. You, you need that often. I, I, I, I just went riding for four days over Easter. I used it nine times in four days, and I didn't use it because I wanted to count higher. So literally to, to tighten the axle of the wheel, the handlebar was twisted. I had to put my seat post a bit higher. You need. Very often you need to, to adjust or tighten something. So this is very handy to have it quickly available. And then, [00:51:54] Craig Dalton: Yeah, go ahead. [00:51:54] Pius Kobler: sorry. This is basically level one usability. Use that tool often, but then this tool clips. Magnetically into, into a tire lever. This is like people have to go online to see, to see the form factor. This is the impressive part. You know how that L-shaped tool is clipping into the tire lever where you have a chain link storage, and then you have a chain breaker that clips into the chain breaker, into the tire lever, so it's all compactly stored together. And then the, the last thing that we added is there was some more space. So we added a little cutter tool, a little Swiss army knife, scissors tool that you can open. And then it has this, this, this cutting function. This is, this is pretty fun tool as well. And it, it, it, it's also the storage for your replacement plugs. So, In, in short, it's a very compact, um, way of having many, many solutions. The, the, the main solutions that you need, the tools in a, in a small box that's, um, super light to 835 grams, which is, let me check how many ounce Ansys [00:53:07] Craig Dalton: think even in the US we think about grams when we think about bike parts. [00:53:11] Pius Kobler: we say lighter than your phone. It's, it's lighter than your mobile phone, so yeah. [00:53:18] Craig Dalton: that makes sense. And, and you mentioned this, I mean, and, and calling it like a, the shape of a deck of cards is not completely accurate because it's thinner than that. Um, and a lot less weight as you said. So you, you mentioned you've got the ability to both mount it to where any water bottles would've been mounted, and if I'm correct, you also have a way of strapping it to the bike. [00:53:43] Pius Kobler: Exactly that. That's that. That's basically now. Now we have that box and. You screw that box onto your frame with two screws and basically with the two screws, we also screw this interface on top. It's a, it's like an aluminum bar. It's a sliding interface that's also on the side of the kit. So you have two of these interfaces and now you have what we call a strap clip. It's a plastic part that you can slide onto onto that interface, and then you have a Velcro wrap where you can. Attach your pump, your CO2 cartridge, your tube, your banana, whatever you wanna bring along. And the idea is to have one clip on each of these items. So before you write, you decide, oh, today I need a pump. You slide it on today, I need to bring my tube. And you slide it on. And sometimes you go without anything. So you have a modular system with these interfaces around your base box. [00:54:41] Craig Dalton: yeah, yeah. It's super slickly designed and as you articulated, like everything kind of nestles into one another, and I like the thoughtfulness around. The plug is the thing you wanna access quickly, fast, and ideally with one hand, and making that kind of first and foremost in the design. And then if you need to dig out some of the other tools, they're all right there, but they're not as quickly accessible because you've aired towards what you need on the go fast. [00:55:12] Pius Kobler: Yeah, and maybe to f to finish that, the top interface that is held in place by the two screws, you can leave the interface away and just put your bottle cage on top of, of the whole kit. And that's actually the. Primary idea you have that it's, it's so small, it's only half an inch thick, you know, so you have half an inch under your bottle cage and, uh, and it, it basically disappears under your bottle cage, but you can still acc accesses for access it from the side, and you can still slide your pump or whatever to the side with your bottle being on top. That's the, the core idea of that, of that kit. [00:55:51] Craig Dalton: Yeah. Thanks for clarifying that because when I saw it on your bike over the weekend, you did not have a bottle cage on top of [00:55:58] Pius Kobler: Because then nobody would see it. You know, [00:56:02] Craig Dalton: I love it. Good gorilla marketing. [00:56:05] Pius Kobler: it worked. I'm here. [00:56:07] Craig Dalton: Exactly. Well, this was amazing. I'm so glad that I, I met you and ran into you. Like I said, I've been familiar with the brand. You guys have been doing it for a, uh, quite some time now and great to kind of just dig into both your history as a product designer. How you always design from a writer first perspective and just hearing the totality of the systems you've built and the thought behind it. It was a real pleasure to get to know you and I, I hope for the listeners they, they hit up milk it bike. I'll include that link in the show notes so everybody can see some of the videos and cool graphics that you have on the site to understand everything you've been describing. [00:56:47] Pius Kobler: Thank you very much for having me. It was a pleasure. [00:56:50] Craig Dalton: Yeah, great to talk to you. [00:56:52] Pius Kobler: Yeah, thanks. Bye. [00:56:54] Craig Dalton: That's going to do it for this week's edition of the gravel ride podcast. I hope you enjoyed that conversation with PS. As much as I did, how fortunate was it that I was able to run into him on the trail and how interesting a journey he had to creating the milk at brand and the valve core system and the entire system that he described super happy to have made his acquaintance and get to know those products. A big, thank you. Goes out to our friends at hammerhead and the hammerhead crew to, to crew. And the hammer had crew to computer. Remember, if you visit hammerhead.io and use the code, the gravel ride. You can get a free heart rate, monitor strap with your purchase of that career, to your computer. If you're interested in giving me any feedback on the show or connecting with other gravel cyclists around the world. I encourage you to join the ridership. That's www.theridership.com. Everything's for free and it's simply a forum that allows you to connect with. Other athletes around the world. If you're able to support the show. 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In this edition, host Chris Kuhlmann discusses the meaning and implications of environmentalism. He compares different definitions of the term and how they relate to words like sustainability, impact, resilience, and adaptation. For Chris, stewardship is a better word to describe caring for the earth without going to extremes, which environmentalist have no problem going to. He offers simple examples of environmental policies he considers unreasonable or invasive. Can you say “Over reach?” ESG feeds upon man's desire to do the right thing with regard to the environment and socially, but it's control veiled as a good will mission. QUOTES ESG – the foundation for the Beast System described in Revelation 13: 16-17. “It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.” Deception is key, which brings me full-circle to environmentalism as a religion, the beating heart of ESG. Deception is key to dull your senses, to make you ambivalent, so you will become annoyed and exhausted at the diatribes and the resistance. So you will just fall in line. That deception is leading us down a very dark path. TALKING POINTS ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance, control camouflaged as protecting the earth Environmentalism VS Stewardship over the earth Environmentalism is one aspect of ESG that focuses on reducing the impact of human activities on the earth and its inhabitants – but does so the point of religious devotion Environmental issues (some) seriously conflict with other interests, such as farming and property rights Banks impose ESG Scores on borrowers – corporations and nations now, individuals later ESG Scoring – what is scored and how it is valued Commitment 25% Action – 25% Reporting – 50% (Condition companies and organizations to report, then switch the 50% to Action or Commitment to Up the Ante) If you are looking for some insight into the deceptions of ESG and Environmentalism, hit PLAY on this edition – NOW! CREDITS Hosts: Chris Kuhlmann Produced by: Shaun Griffin Sponsored by: RedBalloon.work Music composed by JD Kuhlmann Art: Shaun Griffin Sound: Chris Kuhlmann and Shaun Griffin RedBalloon Find a job that respects your values Redballoon.work Questions? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org Visit us at www.kingdompatriot.us and check out our Vision Video
Of the millions of people working in STEM fields in the U.S., only 9% are Black, according to the Pew Research Center. Those numbers are "unchanged" since 2016.How can efforts around “inclusivity” in these fields go farther? Environmental scientist Dr. Nyeema Harris has written about the importance of Blackology.“Blackologists are not simply scholars that are Black but, rather, are scholars who deliberately leverage and intersect Blackness into advancing knowledge production," she writes.Dr. Harris joins us to discuss how this approach is applied to environmental science and so many other disciplines.Plus, public health professor Dr. Ijeoma Opara discusses her work to reduce racial health disparities, and to "strengthen the pipeline of Black youth to the field of public health research."GUESTS: Dr. Ijeoma Opara: Assistant Professor, Yale School of Public Health; Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale School of Nursing Dr. Nyeema Harris: Knobloch Family Associate Professor of Wildlife and Land Conservation, Yale School of the Environment Cat Pastor contributed to this episode which originally aired February 24.Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Future Generations Podcast with Dr. Stanton Hom
Have you ever imagined a world where the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat could potentially harm us? The reality is, we have become acclimated to a toxic environment without even realizing it. Our bodies are constantly exposed to harmful chemicals, pollutants, and heavy metals, leading to various health problems that we may not have previously attributed to our surroundings. Today, we are so fortunate to have Ryan Blaser, CEO of Test My Home, to raise awareness about the importance of testing for environmental toxins in the home. He talks about the concept of a "toxic bucket," different capacities for detoxifying, the four main pillars of health, and so much more. Don't miss this exciting episode of the Future Generations Podcast with your host, Dr Stanton Hom! Quotes: "Even though you might not be sick from your home, your home could be decreasing your quality of life." – Ryan Blaser "If you're not feeling well in your house, that's a huge red flag that you have something going on in your house." – Ryan Blaser "I think it's about waking people up. We need to pay attention to our food, air, water, and everything in the media, we see a lot of crazy stuff going on. And we need to open our minds and be mindful of that." – Ryan Blaser Key Takeaways: Indoor environments are often synthetic and replicated, and we may not be getting the benefits of nature. Government agencies may not always prioritize protecting the public from toxic materials in buildings and the environment. Over the past few hundred years, there has been a significant increase in the number of chemicals in the air and consumer products. Our bodies are designed to detox and eliminate toxins, but the problem is we are overloading our bodies with toxins through our environment and lifestyle. Highlights/Timeline: [11:03] – Why did Ryan start his business? [11:56] – What are the common problems the industry is facing? [18:50] – Ryan shares the six categories of environmental factors that building biologists should be experts in [21:48] – What does mold do to a person and the environment? [33:34] – How important is clean water? [37:26] – What is EMF, and how are people affected? [46:42] – Ryan talks about the mission and purpose of his company and what he thinks of the future generations Conclusion: It's essential to be mindful of the indoor environment we live in and the potential health hazards it may pose. Neglecting the quality of our indoor environment could lead to long-term health problems, and it's up to us to take action and ensure our living spaces are safe and healthy. By being aware and cautious, we can take proactive measures to protect ourselves and our loved ones from the potential hazards of indoor environments. Resources: Learn more about Ryan Blaser on: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-blaser-243725a8 Website: https://www.testmyhome.com/ Learn more about Dr Stanton Hom on: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stanhomdc Twitter: https://twitter.com/drstantonhom Website: https://www.drstantonhom.com/
We're digging into male factor fertility diagnosis and how to optimize pregnancy success. Although we specialize in complex cases such as low AMH, high FSH, diminished ovarian reserve and premature ovarian insufficiency, many couples are coming to us with both female and male factor infertility. The Fab Fertile Method effectively addresses both male and female fertility conditions. That is why we coach couples. It is not only about getting the female healthy for pregnancy – we must include the male partner to increase the chances of getting pregnant naturally. So whether there is poor semen count, low motility, DNA fragmentation or low morphology, there are always specific tips to improve male fertility. Remember, it is a myth that sperm does not decline with age. In this episode, you'll learn about: 1) Functional reference ranges for the semen analysis to identify healing opportunities to achieve optimal fertility. We discuss count, motility, morphology, DNA fragmentation and more. (i.e. rushing to IVF is not the answer - in 70-80 days with targeted diet/lifestyle changes, we can see an enormous improvement in semen quality) 2) Diet/lifestyle and the impact on male fertility (i.e. the final word on alcohol) 3) Themes we see with male factor fertility 4) Environmental toxins and how to reduce exposure to improve male fertility 5) Supplement recommendations to optimize male fertility - Fab For Life Natural Fertility Collection https://fabfertile.com/collections/supplements --- RESOURCES: Fab Fertile Method https://www.fabfertile.com/what-we-do/ Get your free copy of our Spring Fertility Recipe Guide (includes 5-day meal plan/grocery shopping list, all free from the TOP allergens) at https://www.fertilitydietfreebie.com/. Legacy, the digital fertility clinic for men, allows you to test your sperm from home. Our favourite is the Test For Today - Semen Analysis http://legacy.sjv.io/c/3581750/1529008/14908 Get 15% off your fertility analysis using my code, FabFertile15 at checkout. -You may be able to use your Health Spending Account or insurance.- --- Join my FREE Facebook group and get my training on HOW to improve pregnancy success with your own eggs. https://www.facebook.com/groups/451444518397946 --- Ready to get a plan for 2023 to have your baby? In this personalized consultation, you receive a full review of your fertility history so that we can develop a plan to improve your chances of pregnancy success with your eggs. Book a call: https://bit.ly/fabfertileapp --- Check out https://www.fabfertile.com/blogs/podcasts/how-to-address-mens-reproductive-health-it-s-a-myth-sperm-doesnt-decline-with-age/ --- Please note when promoting a product, we only select products that either Sarah Clark or her team has tried and believe are beneficial for someone who is TTC. We may receive a small commission.
I'm so excited that Dr. Kevin Osteen is joining me this week for the Egg Whisperer Show. He is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Meharry Medical College. Since the 1990s, Dr. Osteen's research program has focused on environmental endocrine disruptors and how they impact endometriosis. His laboratory developed “organ-on-a-chip” technology, which is a tiny plastic “chip” about the size of a USB thumb drive that mimics the workings of the microenvironment of a human organ. Dr. Osteen's team created the first endometrium and endometriosis chip models. These “organ-on-a-chip” models provide a way to test and observe what happens in “normal” endometrium, and in those that have endometriosis. This technology changes the way doctors study this disease. Dr. Osteen and I are talking about the organ-on-a-chip technology, endometriosis, and endocrine disruptors, and reproductive health. I'm excited to have him on the show, and hope you'll join us for this exciting and very timely conversation. Read the full show notes on Dr. Aimee's website Learn more about Dr. Osteen here. Do you have questions about Egg Freezing?Click here to join Dr. Aimee for The Egg Freezing Class. The next live class call is on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 4pm PST, where Dr. Aimee will explain Egg Freezing and there will be time to ask her your questions live on Zoom. Looking for the best products to support you while you're TTC (without harmful environmental toxicants)? Get Dr. Aimee's brand new Conception Kit here. Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh is one of America's most well known fertility doctors. Her success rate at baby-making is what gives future parents hope when all hope is lost. She pioneered the TUSHY Method and BALLS Method to decrease your time to pregnancy. Learn more about the TUSHY Method and find a wealth of fertility resources at www.draimee.org. Other ways to connect with Dr. Aimee and The Egg Whisperer Show: Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more fertility tips!Subscribe to the newsletter to get updates
Encore: P.U.S.H. Buffalo, plus Canada's Green Infrastructure Fund, and The Climate's massive reforestation campaign!
Environmental justice advocates have long been wary of cap and trade programs, like California's carbon markets and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in NY, which are shown to be both ineffective and inequitably burden frontline communities. This is because such schemes allow polluting facilities, which are more likely to be located in frontline communities, to purchase allowances and offsets to evade caps and essentially pay to pollute. Raya Salter, founder of The Energy Justice Law and Policy Center and a member of the NYS Climate Action Council, discusses concerns with NY's developing cap-and-invest program with Mark Dunlea of Hudson Mohawk Magazine.
The transition from a fossil-fuel economy to a clean-energy economy is going to require the United States to build a lot of solar, wind, geothermal, energy storage and transmission and distribution systems as soon as possible. We also must consider the infrastructure necessary for building resilience and adaptation to climate change, such as sea walls, flood protection systems, and water storage systems. Some argue one of the biggest barriers to building all this is the time and costs associated with obtaining the necessary permits and approvals from regulatory agencies. The complexity of the process gives motivated individuals the ability to drag out the approval process, which can be a significant hurdle for energy companies looking to invest in renewable energy projects. Further, some assert we should repeal/reform the National Environmental Policy Act (called NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). These laws require federal and state/local agencies to assess the potential environmental effects of development projects, public works, and other major government actions, and involve the public at important steps in the process. On this show, we talk with Dustin Mulvaney, Professor, Environmental Studies Department, San José State University, and Lydia Poncé, Indigenous Activist, Water Protector, and Coordinator of Earth Justice. Dustin Mulvaney is a Professor in the Environmental Studies Department at San José State University and a Fellow with the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines. His research includes work on just transitions, solar energy commodity chains, and natural resource development. He is the author of Solar Power: Innovation, Sustainability, Environmental Justice published by the University California Press in 2019, and Sustainable Energy Transition: Socio-Ecological Dimensions of Decarbonization out with Palgrave-MacMillan in 2020. Lydia Poncé is an Indigenous Activist, Water Protector, co-founder of Idle No More SoCal and Coordinator of Earth Justice. She hosts a show called Be a Better Relative, Tuesdays on KPFK Los Angeles. Jack Eidt is an urban planner, environmental journalist, and climate organizer, as well as award-winning fiction writer. He is Co-Founder SoCal 350 Climate Action and Executive Producer of EcoJustice Radio. He is also Founder and Publisher of WilderUtopia [https://wilderutopia.com], a website dedicated to the question of Earth sustainability, finding society-level solutions to environmental, community, economic, transportation and energy needs. Podcast Website: http://ecojusticeradio.org/ Podcast Blog: https://www.wilderutopia.com/category/ecojustice-radio/ Support the Podcast: Patreon https://www.patreon.com/ecojusticeradio PayPal https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=LBGXTRM292TFC&source=url Executive Producer and Host: Jack Eidt Engineer and Original Music: Blake Quake Beats Episode 172
Gloria Neal: Empowering Companies to Maximize their ROI through DEI&A and ESG — Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEI&A) are buzz words these days, but how many companies really understand what it means to embrace DEI&A? Join Ramona today as she has a very candid conversation with Gloria Neal about why DEI&A is vital for any company or organization doing business in the 21st Century. The two also explore Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and why it is necessary for CEOs, managers and employees to understand how ESG impacts their company's return on investment (ROI) or bottom line. Originally from Denver, Colorado, Gloria continues to make the city her home. Highlights from our conversation: Gail's professional journey to DEI&A DEI&A ESG How companies lose talent by not embracing DEI&A How individuals lose their energy and drive because their employers fail to accept them as their authentic selves GloKnows Consulting Strategies for implementing DEI&A in your company Resources: http://linkedin.com/in/gloria-prioleau-neal-9a6b33128
With extreme weather events proliferating, insurance companies are already on the front lines of climate change. In this episode, Chad Reed speaks with Sarah Chapman, Chief Sustainability Officer for Manulife – one of the world's largest insurance providers and investment managers. Sarah discusses how Manulife incorporates ESG risks and opportunities, including emissions accounting and biodiversity issues, into its operations and investment decisions, the three pillars of Manulife's ambitious impact agenda, and the role of industry associations and policy in supporting financial material ESG initiatives. Links:Manulife's Environmental, Social and Governance Report (2021)Manulife's Impact AgendaTaskforce on Nature-related Financial DisclosuresEpisode recorded: April 12, 2023Email your feedback to Chad, Gil, and Hilary at email@example.com or tweet them to @ClimatePosiPod.
Green Up Vermont day, tomorrow! Plus climate crusader--Madeleine M. Kunin, and The Climate Daily Reforestation Campaign!
From the most powerful voice for Business in Michigan. The Michigan Chamber Business Brief. Mike Alaimo, director of environmental and energy affairs. New Environmental and Climate proposals
ESG Insider: A podcast from S&P Global
We're seeing more companies and countries start to account for the value of nature. In this episode of ESG Insider, we'll hear from two people well-placed to explain how the world has historically done little to understand the way nature benefits the economy — and how that is now evolving. For the global perspective, we talk with Martin Lok, Executive Director of the Capitals Coalition, a global collaboration that advocates for companies to identify, measure and value their impacts and dependencies on natural capital, social capital and human capital. We also explore how the US is moving to put nature on the nation's balance sheet. The Biden administration announced the strategy in January 2023 with the goal of better understanding how nature contributes to the US economy. To learn more about what this strategy entails, we talk with Aniket Shah, Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance and Sustainability Research at the financial services company Jefferies Group. Photo source: Getty Images Copyright ©2023 by S&P Global DISCLAIMER This piece was published by S&P Global Sustainable1, a part of S&P Global. By accessing this Podcast, I acknowledge that S&P GLOBAL makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this Podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this Podcast is done at your own risk. This Podcast should not be considered professional advice. Unless specifically stated otherwise, S&P GLOBAL does not endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, product, process, service, or organization presented or mentioned in this Podcast, and information from this Podcast should not be referenced in any way to imply such approval or endorsement. The third party materials or content of any third party site referenced in this Podcast do not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of S&P GLOBAL. S&P GLOBAL assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of the content contained in third party materials or on third party sites referenced in this Podcast or the compliance with applicable laws of such materials and/or links referenced herein. Moreover, S&P GLOBAL makes no warranty that this Podcast, or the server that makes it available, is free of viruses, worms, or other elements or codes that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. S&P GLOBAL EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST.
Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI Radio in New York
Chemist, artist, and industrial hygienist, Monona Rossol was born into a theatrical family and worked as a professional entertainer from age 3 to 17. Currently, she is the president of Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing health and safety services to the arts. Monona is also is the Health and Safety Director for Local 829 of the United Scenic Artists, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and has lectured throughout North America and Europe. In this installment of “Leonard Lopate at Large,” Monona takes your calls on the latest health concerns
Costa Rica Real Estate & Investments
Costa Rica just made building easier by removing the D2 Environmental Study that was required for constructions over 500 sqm. Jorge Suarez, Hydrologist and Geographer, and I discuss the pros and cons of this change plus also the environmental studies required when developing in Costa Rica.Contact Us: firstname.lastname@example.orgGuests today:Jorge Suarez: email@example.com
The California Water Institute is the newly reorganized Center at Fresno State. This Center, comprised of four different entities, serves as an umbrella organization for all of the water centers at Fresno State. The WET Center helps ventures grow healthy businesses from innovative ideas. They support water, energy, and ag-tech entrepreneurs through programs with the help of a diverse network of industry and academic professionals. The Center for Irrigation Technology has a 43-year history of “testing everything that gets wet” in an irrigation system. The Research & Education Division focuses on water policy, outreach, and advocacy to benefit everyone in the great state of California CSU-WATER is an Afinity Group that spans the entire CSU system and seeks to foster new research collaborations and partnerships that focus on all aspects of water. Charles Hillyer, Interim Associate Vice President of the California Water Institute, will teach us about the organization, the Center's mission, and its collective goals. Partnerships like these are necessary to solve our water issues. During this webinar, you will learn: How CWI helps growers, tech companies, and communities improve water, energy, and agtech for our benefit The various companies involved with the WET Center How you can get involved with the WET Center and make a difference in conservation and sustainability.
Does the future of environmental stewardship depend more on innovation or regulation? In Time to Think Small, Todd Myers argues that protecting the planet requires small, decentralized technologies, like smartphone apps, rather than sweeping top‐down government programs. The book explores how these brand‐new approaches are already helping to win some of the most important environmental struggles humanity faces, including fighting climate change, combating pollution in drinking water, protecting endangered animals, and keeping plastic out of the oceans. Personal technologies are transforming how we address environmental challenges by enhancing the power of individuals to conserve nature. This tremendous power is not only growing but also has the benefit of being independent of shifts in political leadership. And while governments act slowly, lightly regulated companies and nonprofits are comparatively nimble innovators in a marketplace of ideas. Can human ingenuity and free enterprise sidestep political gridlock, diplomatic friction, and bureaucracy to create solutions to our most pressing environmental problems? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Happy Greenery Day! Plus the Kawari Fund, and the Climate Daily Reforestation Campaign!
The Sustainable Minimalists Podcast
Nonprofit organizations work tirelessly for the better good and they depend on donations from you and me to fund their programs. But giving is not equally distributed: in 2021, just 3% of all donation dollars went to environmental and animal welfare organizations (source).While we do indeed have the power to use every dollar we earn for change, giving can be confusing. There's a massive difference between a worthy cause and a solid nonprofit and so on today's show I'm giving you the tools you need to find a quality charity that speaks to your heart. I'm also suggesting 7 environmental charities worthy of our hard-earned donations.Here's a preview:[5:00] Stay away from these shell non-profits, PACs, and misinformation funnels[7:45] It's a minefield out there! How to vet a nonprofit like a boss[19:00] Environmental catch-all orgs do an awful lot. Here are two of the best[21:00] Care about animals? I've got you! [24:00] Want to remove carbon from the atmosphere? 2 nonprofit recs Resources mentioned:GuideStarBBB Wise Giving AllianceCharity NavigatorEnvironmental Defense FundNatural Resources Defense Council World Wildlife FundThe National Audubon SocietyRainforest AllianceClean Air Task ForceCarbon180Episode #289: The Convenience TaxEpisode #353: Are Carbon Offsets Worth It?--Join our (free!) community here.Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube.Email me and say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
IBM Analytics Insights Podcasts
We're getting Green and talking Sustainability with Klaus Roder, Technical Sales Leader, Sustainability IBM, and Becky Morones, Product Env Stewardship Engineer, IBM. Part 1· 01:29 What is sustainability· 04:42 Meet Klaus Roder, Becky Morones· 08:25 What is taking so long?· 11:46 Net 0· 15:04 IBM sustainability use cases· 22:09 Environmental stewardship definedLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/rebecca-morones-cpps, linkedin.com/in/klausroderWebsite: https://www.ibm.com/sustainability, IBM Impact Report, Want to be featured as a guest on Making Data Simple? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us why you should be next. The Making Data Simple Podcast is hosted by Al Martin, WW VP Technical Sales, IBM, where we explore trending technologies, business innovation, and leadership ... while keeping it simple & fun.
A new lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, Save RGV, the American Bird Conservancy and a tribal alliance alleges the FAA failed “to fully analyze and mitigate the environmental harms resulting from the SpaceX Starship/Super Heavy launch program at Boca Chica.”