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NFP Benefits Compliance Podcast
Managing Environmental Risk with Insurance, Part 2

NFP Benefits Compliance Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 29:51


The finale of a two part series focused on focused managing environmental risk through insurance products. Hear Jared Dubrowsky, NFP's Environmental Practice VP and expert in environmental due diligence, and Environmental Experts Radio host, Dave Coyne, discuss the history of insurance as an environmental management tool and the industry innovations paving our new path ahead today.

Hormonally Speaking
Season 3, Episode 1: Environmental Toxins Can Wreck Your Hormones & What You Can Do About It w/Lara Adler

Hormonally Speaking

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 79:41


What's the one thing that so many women are overlooking when trying to fix their hormones? Environmental toxins. Sadly, we have a plethora of chemicals in our environment, beauty products, and food that negatively impact both our hormones and overall health in a deep and profound way. And because many of these chemicals have been deemed "safe," we miss the compound effect they are having inside of our bodies. In the kick-off episode for our third season of Hormonally Speaking, I speak with environmental toxins expert and self-professed nerd Lara Adler, who breaks down a ton of scientific info for us, including: -How the industry studies chemical toxicity, and how this isn't the best approach to determining the actual effects on our health -Specifically how these chemicals impact our hormone receptors, as well as how they mimic our own hormones -Where to look for the biggest offenders, and how to start clearing these chemicals out of your environment This is a power-packed episode of information that will surprise you, and just might be the key to your hormonal dysregulation. Lara Adler is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and self-educated Environmental Toxins Expert. She's been a featured speaker on over a dozen Summits, dozens of podcasts, and appeared in a 9-Part Documentary Film Series viewed by millions around the world. She is a member of the Naturopathic Association of Environmental Medicine and the American Holistic Health Association. She's attended lectures and symposiums presented by highly respected institutions like the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center and by many of the top names in Epigenetics, Hormone Disruption, and Environmental Health, on topics ranging from prenatal chemical exposures to environmental chemicals impact on the developing brain. She reads books on plastics, flame retardants, and water fluoridation for fun, and feels honored to share what I know with others, so they can make smarter, healthier choices. Find out more at her website. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/christine-garvin/support

35 West
Indigenous Communities In the Amazon Suffer from the Maduro Regime's Environmental Assault

35 West

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 24:06


The Maduro regime's environmental degradation in Venezuela is nearing a point of no return. The effects of this environmental assault are not contained within Venezuela's borders, and disproportionately affect Indigenous communities throughout the Amazon Basin. Ryan C. Berg sits down with Luis Felipe Duchicela, Senior Advisor for Indigenous People's Issues at the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Cristina Burelli, Director of the V5Initiative, to discuss the impacts of environmental degradation on Indigenous communities in Venezuela and throughout the Amazon Basin. Together, they highlight the cultural diversity found in the Amazon Basin, discuss the environmentally damaging policies and practices of the Maduro regime, and expound on the various impacts these have on Indigenous peoples. Further, they chart a path forward for an inclusive and sustainable recovery for Venezuela and the region, specifically highlighting the role of Indigenous communities in this process. Recommendations for further reading Gold flows from Venezuela: supporting due diligence on the production and trade of gold, OECD, Sept. 8, 2021, (http://mneguidelines.oecd.org/gold-flows-from-venezuela-supporting-due-diligence.htm) These 15 innovations are helping to restore and protect the Amazon, World Economic Forum, Sept. 23, 2021 (https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/09/innovations-restoration-amazon-bioeconomy-ecopreneurs/)

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Many shareholders are using AGMs to demand action on climate change - 豪で株主総会シーズン、投資家から気候変動対策求める声

SBS Japanese - SBSの日本語放送

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 5:50


Environmental sustainability has become an increasingly hot topic. - 株主は株式会社のオーナー。経営者は「モノ言う株主」の影響を無視できません。

ATTRA - Sustainable Agriculture
Do Cover Crops Steal Water? Part 2

ATTRA - Sustainable Agriculture

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 41:26


This episode of Voices from the Field, continues the discussion between NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Colin Mitchell and Dr. Alexis Racelis of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley about the use of cover crops in semi-arid subtropical environments.While cover crops are heralded as a regenerative agriculture tool to improve soil health, integrating cover crops into farming systems can be challenging in drier climates. Colin and Dr. Racelis discuss whether cover crops even can be detrimental in some scenarios and steal water from cash crops.In particular, the conversation centers on the Subtropical Soil Health Initiative, a research partnership between NCAT and UTRGV to address soil health challenges in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.While cover crops are heralded as a regenerative agriculture tool to improve soil health, in drier climates integrating cover crops into farming systems can be challenging. Colin and Dr. Racelis discuss whether cover crops even can be detrimental in some scenarios and steal water from cash crops.If you missed the first part of the conversation, find the link in the notes below or follow this link.Dr. Racelis is an associate professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Biology and the School for Earth, Environmental, and Marine Science at UTRGV. He leads the Agroecology and Resilient Food Systems program, which focuses on participatory research and education in restorative agriculture, agroecology, soil conservation and management, and food and farm justice.Dr. Racelis also is a board member of NCAT and leads the UTRGV team on the NCAT Subtropical Soil Health Initiative.This podcast was produced by the National Center for Appropriate Technology through the ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture program under a cooperative agreement with USDA Rural Development. This podcast was also made possible in part by funding from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Innovation Grant, Grant #69-3A75-17-281. ATTRA.NCAT.ORG. Related ATTRA Resources: Do Cover Crops Steal Water? Part 1 Cover Crop Options for Hot and Humid Areas Subtropical Organic Agriculture Research (SOAR) Sunn Hemp (Crotalaria juncea) Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan) The Two Best Legume Cover Crops for Hot and Humid Climates How to Make Sure Your Leguminous Cover Crop is Doing Its Job NCAT Soil for Water Project NCAT is scaling up its Soil for Water project to include livestock producers and farmers across eight states.Soil for Water supports a network of farmers and ranchers who are taking steps to catch and hold more water in the soil through land management practices that improve soil health, reduce erosion, sustain diverse plant and animal life, and filter out pollutants.The project grew out of persistent droughts, which are straining agricultural producers across the country. It combines the use of appropriate technology, peer-to-peer learning, and on-farm monitoring to encourage the adoption of regenerative agricultural practices.The Soil for Water project is about building lasting infrastructure that will make farms, ranches and communities more resilient in the face of persistent drought and other natural disasters across the eight-state project region. Learn more at soilforwater.org. Other Resources: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Agroecology and Resilient Food Systems Program Please complete a brief survey to let us know your thoughts about the content of this podcast. Please call ATTRA with any and all of your sustainable agriculture questions at 800-346-9140 or e-mail us at askanag@ncat.org. Our two dozen specialists can help you with a vast array of topics, everything from farm planning to pest management, from produce to livestock, and soils to aquaculture. You can get in touch with NCAT/ATTRA specialists and find our other extensive, and free, sustainable-agriculture publications, webinars, videos, and other resources at NCAT/ATTRA's website. You also can stay in touch with NCAT at its Facebook page. Keep up with NCAT/ATTRA's SIFT farm at its website. Also check out NCAT's Regional Offices' websites and Facebook Pages! Southwest Regional Office: Website / Facebook Western Regional Office: Website / Facebook Rocky Mountain West Regional Office: Facebook Gulf States Regional Office: Website / Facebook Southeast Regional Office: Website / Facebook Northeast Regional Office: Website / Facebook

RTP's Free Lunch Podcast
Deep Dive 200 – Corporate Social Responsibility, Investment Strategy, and Liability Risks

RTP's Free Lunch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 90:12


Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) investing is growing in popularity, especially after major investment firm BlackRock signaled support for what it called "ESG Integration," or the practice of incorporating material ESG information into investment and divestment decisions. However, since this strategy is relatively young, the short–and long–term merits and potential harm to investors are both unclear.A distinguished panel joins us to discuss a new paper, titled "Corporate Collusion" and written by former U.S. Ambassador and White House Counsel C. Boyden Gray, and to offer their differing views on the legal issues involved, including ESG, ERISA requirements, fiduciary duty, and more.Featuring:- David J. Berger, Partner, Wilson Sonsini- Hon. C. Boyden Gray, Founding Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates- Hon. Hester Peirce, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission- Hon. Leo E. Strine, Jr., Of Counsel, Wachtell Lipton; former Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court- [Moderator] Hon. Paul S. Atkins, Chief Executive Officer, Patomak Global Partners; former Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange CommissionVisit our website – www.RegProject.org – to learn more, view all of our content, and connect with us on social media.

For The Wild
DALLAS GOLDTOOTH on Responding to Toxic Masculinity [ENCORE] /255

For The Wild

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021


This week we are rebroadcasting our interview with Dallas Goldtooth, originally aired in December of 2018. Dallas Goldtooth joins Ayana in a conversation around toxic masculinity, accountability, and dismantling patriarchy. So often, conversations around gender wounds quickly deteriorate into oversimplifications of, and accusations towards, one gender or another – failing to realize how we are all hurting under patriarchy. Toxic masculinity, settler colonialism, and white supremacy are impelling us to a point of no return. If you are coming to this conversation as an environmental advocate, understand that in order to shift our relationship from that of domination over “nature” to one of reciprocity and understanding of the ecosystem we are a part of, we must examine our values with one another. “Dallas Goldtooth is the Keep it in the Ground Campaign Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network. He is also the co-founder of the Indigenous comedy group The 1491s. Dallas is Dakota and Diné, a loving husband, dedicated father, comedian, public speaker, recovering exotic dancer, plastic shaman extraordinaire, and body double for that guy who plays Thor in them Thor Movies.” Music by Lyla June Johnston. Visit our website at forthewild.world for the full episode description, references, and action points.

War Studies
Government responses to climate change and national security

War Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 29:16


Throughout October and November we're bringing you the special podcast mini-series ‘Climate Change and National Security', in the run up to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), hosted by the Environmental and Security Research Group in the School of the Security Studies. How do different states view the relationship between climate and security? Is there a best practice for climate security and a sense of momentum as we move into COP26? Should we be worried about the securitisation of the climate agenda? In the first of this five part mini-series Climate Change and National Security, Professor Matt McDonald from the University of Queensland and Dr Duraid Jalili from the King's Environmental Security Research Group consider different governmental responses to climate change and national security from '50,000 feet'.

Health: It's Personal
Environmental Series: The Power of Policy with Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali

Health: It's Personal

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 63:03


Social justice activist, policymaker, leader and speaker Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali is passionate about all things related to environmental justice and economic equity. Throughout his lifetime, he has worked to educate and bring together communities and inspire individuals in an effort to elevate environmental justice issues and invoke change. He spent 24 years at the EPA working across federal agencies including liaising with the White House on important matters involving vulnerable communities. And, if we might gush, he received the 2021 Horizon Award from Harvard Law in recognition of his robust public service career dedicated to environmental justice. We are so excited to share this episode with you. He is a light and has a presence that makes us feel like, despite the enormous challenge of tackling the environmental crisis, there is hope if we come together to acknowledge and appreciate the relationship between nature and those different from us. The team reflects and considers ways to take action and inspire others to join them! HEALTH: IT'S PERSONAL SHOWNOTES: https://www.thehippodcast.com/environmental-series-dr-mustafa-santiago-ali HEALTH: IT'S PERSONAL INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/thehippodcast/ HEALTH: IT'S PERSONAL FACEBOOK COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/healthitspersonal LOVE the work we are doing? Join our Patreon family, for additional content, recipes, and connection: https://www.patreon.com/thehippodcast OR Buy us a cup of tea. https://ko-fi.com/healthitspersonal --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 598 (10-11-21): The Flu and Water

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021


CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (5:02).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments ImagesExtra Information Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 10-8-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of October 25, 2021.  This revised episode from November 2017 is part of a series this fall of episodes on water connections to the human body and human biology. We start with a public health mystery sound.  Have a listen for about 35 seconds, and see if you can guess what seasonal, precautionary procedure is taking place.  And here's a hint: thinking feverishlycould influence your answer. SOUNDS and VOICES - ~36 sec “Any problems with any vaccines before?”“No.”“Feeling OK today?  No fever or anything like that?”“No.”“And no allergies to foods or medications that you're aware of?”“No.”  …“So, you know, a little bit of arm soreness; that's probably the most of it.  Redness, irritation.   Might be kind of tired for a day or so, or even a low-grade fever or a headache is possible and normal.  If that were to happen, whatever you take for a headache is fine.  Any questions about anything?”“No.”“All right.” …“All right, leave that bandage on for about 10 minutes or so, and take it off anytime you remember after that.  And here's your copy for your records.  Thanks.”“Thank you.”“Have a good day.”If you guessed, a flu shot, you're right!  You heard an influenza vaccination being given in October 2017 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.  Flu season arrives every year with colder weather, bringing the potential to cause fever, body aches, and other symptoms, some quite serious or even fatal.  The flu affects millions of people in the United States each year, and health agencies like U.S. Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Department of Health encourage vaccination for everyone older than six months, with some exceptions. But what does the flu have to do with water?  Consider these three connections. First, drinking plenty of fluids is a commonly prescribed treatment for flu sufferers in order to help prevent dehydration resulting from increased body temperature and other responses to the viral infection.  Infants, children, and the elderly are particularly at risk for dehydration. Second, the flu virus is transmitted between humans by respiratory droplets, and researchers have found that transmission is affected by air temperature and humidity. Specifically, transmission occurs more easily in cold, dry air, such as is typically found during fall and winter in temperate areas like Virginia. Third, waterfowl and shorebirds are among the various kinds of birds that harbor avian flu viruses, and water contaminated with aquatic birds' waste can potentially harbor avian flu for some time.  Understanding the factors related to the occurrence and transmission of avian viruses—including the role of contaminated water—is important in monitoring avian flu and its potential to spread to other birds, mammals, or humans. Flu season is upon us, and the CDC recommends getting a flu vaccine by the end of October.  So if you hear this… VOICE - ~3 sec – “Are you here for a flu shot?” …now you'll have not only a health connection for the flu, but some hydrological ones, too. Thanks to staff of Kroger Pharmacy and Hokie Wellness for lending their voices to this episode. We close with some music for, or rather, against the flu.  Here's about 30 seconds of “Shots,” written by Wilson Stern and performed in a 2014, flu-shot-promoting video by the University of Florida's Student Health Care Center. MUSIC - ~28 sec Lyrics:“Last year less than half the population got their flu shot.  Why you wanna be stuck at home with a fever when you could be making this party hot?”“I heard that shot made you ill.”“Naw, son, that news ain't for real.  It tells your body what the virus looks like, so it knows how to deal”“Why you tellin' me this?  I got my flu shot last year.”“This virus mutates constantly, we got new strains here.”“Shots, shots, shots, shots….” SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Stewart Scales for his banjo version of Cripple Creek to open and close this show.  In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Virginia Water Radio episode replaces Episode 393, 11-6-17, which has been archived. The influenza vaccination heard in this episode was performed October 24, 2017, at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, by staff of Kroger Pharmacies, assisted by staff from Virginia Tech's Hokie Wellness program.  Virginia Water Radio thanks those staff people for their willingness to be recorded. The audio excerpt of “Shots,” copyright by Wilson Stern, was taken from the 2014 University of Florida Student Health Care Center video “Flu Shots,” copyright by the University of Florida; used with permission of Wilson Stern and the University of Florida's Division of Media Properties.  The 2 min./4 sec. video is available online at http://shcc.ufl.edu/services/primary-care/flu/flu-shots-music-video-lyrics/.   More information about Wilson Stern and the group Hail! Cassius Neptune is available online at https://www.reverbnation.com/hailcassiusneptune.Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (1 min./11 sec.) of the “Cripple Creek” arrangement/performance by Stewart Scales that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Scales and the group New Standard, with which Mr. Scales plays, is available online at http://newstandardbluegrass.com. IMAGES Colorized, negative-stained transmission electron microscopic image of influenza virus particles, known as virions.   Public domain photo taken in 1973 by Dr. F. A. Murphy, accessed from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Image Library, online at https://phil.cdc.gov/Details.aspx?pid=10072.Illustration of influenza infection, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Images of Influenza Viruses,” online at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/freeresources/graphics/images.htm.U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection weekly map of flu activity, as of 10/2/21.  Map accessed online at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/usmap.htm, 10/11/21.U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chart of work to develop the annual flu virus vaccine, with data for 2020-21.   Image accessed at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/freeresources/graphics/infographics.htm. EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT TYPES AND NAMES OF INFLUENZA VIRUSESThe following information is quoted from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC), “Types of Influenza Viruses,” November 18, 2019, online at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/viruses/types.htm.“There are four types of influenza viruses: A, B, C and D.   Human influenza A and B viruses cause seasonal epidemics of disease (known as the flu season) almost every winter in the United States.  Influenza A viruses are the only influenza viruses known to cause flu pandemics, i.e., global epidemics of flu disease.  A pandemic can occur when a new and very different influenza A virus emerges that both infects people and has the ability to spread efficiently between people.  Influenza type C infections generally cause mild illness and are not thought to cause human flu epidemics.  Influenza D viruses primarily affect cattle and are not known to infect or cause illness in people. ”Influenza A viruses are divided into subtypes based on two proteins on the surface of the virus: the hemagglutinin (H) and the neuraminidase (N).  There are 18 different hemagglutinin subtypes and 11 different neuraminidase subtypes (H1 through H18 and N1 through N11 respectively).  …Current sub-types of influenza A viruses that routinely circulate in people include: A (H1N1) and A (H3N2).  In the spring of 2009, a new influenza A (H1N1) virus emerged to cause illness in people. … “Currently circulating influenza A(H1N1) viruses are related to the pandemic 2009 H1N1 virus that emerged in the spring of 2009 and caused a flu pandemic ( see CDC 2009 H1N1 Flu website for more information).  This virus, scientifically called the ‘A(H1N1)pdm09 virus,' and more generally called ‘2009 H1N1,' has continued to circulate seasonally since then.  These H1N1 viruses have undergone relatively small genetic changes and changes to their antigenic properties (i.e., the properties of the virus that affect immunity) over time.“Of all the influenza viruses that routinely circulate and cause illness in people, influenza A(H3N2) viruses tend to change more rapidly, both genetically and antigenically. … “Influenza B viruses are not divided into subtypes, but instead are further classified into two lineages: B/Yamagata and B/Victoria. …Influenza B viruses generally change more slowly in terms of their genetic and antigenic properties than influenza A viruses, especially influenza A(H3N2) viruses.  Influenza surveillance data from recent years shows co-circulation of influenza B viruses from both lineages in the United States and around the world.  However, the proportion of influenza B viruses from each lineage that circulate can vary by geographic location.“CDC follows an internationally accepted naming convention for influenza viruses.  This convention was accepted by WHO [World Health Organization] in 1979 and published in February 1980 in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 58(4):585-591 (1980) (see A revision of the system of nomenclature for influenza viruses: a WHO Memorandum[854 KB, 7 pages]).  The approach uses the following components: *the antigenic type (e.g., A, B, C); *the host of origin (e.g., swine, equine, chicken, etc.; for human-origin viruses, no host of origin designation is given); *geographical origin (e.g., Denver, Taiwan, etc.); *strain number (e.g., 15, 7, etc.); *year of isolation (e.g., 57, 2009, etc.); *for influenza A viruses, the hemagglutinin and neuraminidase antigen description in parentheses (e.g., (H1N1). “One influenza A (H1N1), A (H3N2), and one or two influenza B viruses (depending on the vaccine) are included in each year's influenza vaccines.” SOURCES Used for Audio Antonia E. Dalziel et al., “Persistence of Low Pathogenic Influenza A Virus in Water: A Systematic Review and Quantitative Meta-Analysis,” PLOS One, 10/13/16, online at http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0161929.  Anice C. Lowen and John Steel, “Roles of Humidity and Temperature in Shaping Influenza Seasonality,” Journal of Virology, Vol. 88/No. 14, July 2014, pages 7692-7695; online at http://jvi.asm.org/content/88/14/7692.full (subscription may be required for access). Anice C. Lowen et al., “Influenza Virus Transmission Is Dependent on Relative Humidity and Temperature,” PLOS, 10/19/07, online at http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.0030151. Public Library of Science, “Higher indoor humidity inactivates flu virus particles,” posted by Science Daily, 2/27/13, online at https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130227183456.htm. David Robson, The Real Reason Germs Spread in Winter, BBC Future, 10/19/15. Jeffery K. Taugenberger and David M. Morens, “1918 Influenza: The Mother of All Pandemics,” Emerging Infectious Diseases (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), Vol. 12/No. 1, January 2006, online at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/12/1/05-0979_article. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):“Chemical Disinfectants,” online at https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/disinfection/disinfection-methods/chemical.html;“Flu Activity and Surveillance,” online at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluactivitysurv.htm(includes a weekly nationwide map of flu activity);“The Flu: Caring for Someone Sick at Home,” online (as PDF) at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/general/influenza_flu_homecare_guide.pdf;“Flu Season,” online at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season.htm;“How Flu Spreads,” online at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/spread.htm;“Influenza (Flu),” online at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.html;“Influenza in Animals,” online at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/other_flu.htm (information on flu in bats, birds, dogs, swine, and other animals);“Information on Avian Influenza,” online at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/avianflu/;“National Influeza Vaccination Week,” online at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/nivw/index.htm;“Prevent Seasonal Flu,” online at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/index.html;“Who Should and Who Should NOT Get a Flu Vaccination,” online at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/whoshouldvax.htm. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Pandemic Influenza Fact Sheet for the Water Sector, 2009. Virginia Department of Health, “Epidemiology Fact Sheets/Influenza,” September 2018, online at http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/epidemiology-fact-sheets/influenza/. World Health Organization (WHO), “Influenza (Avian and other zoonotic),” November 13, 2018, online at https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/influenza-(avian-and-other-zoonotic). For More Information about Water an

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Washington Post Live
Mark Carney and Anne Simpson talk about ESG investing and its potential impact on the environment

Washington Post Live

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 55:13


Washington Post reporter Libby Casey speaks with U.N. special envoy on climate action and finance Mark Carney and the managing investment director of CalPERS Anne Simpson about the investment methodology known as Environmental, Social and Governance.

WPKN Community Radio
GaiaGram #72 Environmental Headlines from around a planet in crisis.

WPKN Community Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 4:22


-The ozone layer hole is bigger -Record temp reading in Northern Hemisphere -South Pole has coldest winter on record -Humanity will have to adapt to the new normal -23 species declared extinct -invasive species disrupt the environment Google cracks down on false climate change claims

How Humans Heal
#79 What is Metabolism and the Mediterranean Diet with Dr. Doni

How Humans Heal

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 28:47


In this episode, we'll be discussing metabolism. One of the most common questions I am asked is “what is metabolism?” I'm glad you asked! Metabolism is the essential process our bodies do to turn our food into energy.     That's the energy we use to wake up in the morning, get through our day, create art, play music, dance, and enjoy our loved ones.     In our busy lives, it is easy to take metabolism for granted. It's just what our bodies do.     If you start to notice weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, or if you are diagnosed with diabetes, cancer, high cholesterol, fatty liver, and/or cognitive decline, it is likely your metabolism is struggling.     -   Listen in to this episode where I talk about what bogs down the metabolism, including:    -Stress  -Environmental toxins  -Imbalanced gut bacteria  -Inflammatory foods  -Sugar and a high carb diet  -Leaky gut  -High cortisol    -   What helps improve metabolism?     -Eat less sugar  -Include protein in every meal  -Eat smaller meals  -Stress reducing activities  -Choose organic food and toxin-free products  -AND…one of the best examples of eating to improve metabolism is the Mediterranean Diet.    -   Research shows that the Mediterranean Diet can decrease inflammation and improve blood sugar levels. It comes down to choosing real, whole foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, and fish or poultry.    I hope you'll join me in this episode recorded while I was visiting the Mediterranean region of the world. I share about my favorite discoveries and meals.   Connect with Dr. Doni:    Facebook HTTPS://FACEBOOK.COM/DRDONIWILSON   Instagram HTTPS://INSTAGRAM.COM/DRDONIWILSON   YouTube HTTPS://YOUTUBE.COM/USER/DONIWILSONND   Weekly Wellness Wisdom Newsletter: HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/WWW     Books and Resources:    Stress Warrior Book (FREE)  HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/STRESSWARRIOR      Stress Warrior Stress Resiliency Facebook Group (FREE)  HTTPS://FACEBOOK.COM/GROUPS/STRESSWARRIOR     7-day Stress Reset (FREE)  HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/STRESS-RESET     HPV & Cervical Dysplasia Guide (FREE)  HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/HPV-AND-CERVICAL-DYSPLASIA-GUIDE/       Personalized Solutions:    If you'd like to meet with Dr. Doni one-on-one for your health, request a Health Breakthrough Session: HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/BREAKTHROUGH     To get an idea of more comprehensive options, read about Dr. Doni's Signature Consultation Programs: HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/SERVICES

Physique Development Podcast
Deep Dive — What To Know As A First Time Competitor | PD Podcast Ep.33

Physique Development Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 86:17


Today's episode is a deep dive on what to know as a first time competitor. This is the first episode in a series on competing. Today, we talk about things to consider before prepping, hiring a coach, what NOT to do, and more. As always, it is our goal not only to supply you, the listener, with valuable insights on the topics or questions but also to plant some seeds for further research and thought. Without further ado, let's get into today's episode. Timestamps & Questions: (0:00) Intro (1:21) Considerations To Make Before Getting Into A Prep (4:01) Why Should You Attend A Show Before Stepping On Stage? (7:46) Things To Look For When Considering A Coach For Prep (16:32) How Much Experience Should You Have Within Training & Tracking Before Entering A Prep? (21:30) How Much Time Should You Give Yourself When Working Toward Your First Show? (26:38) Environmental & Life Considerations To Make For A Prep (33:39) Realistic Budget Considerations For A Prep (36:31) Tips For Routine & Scheduling For Your Prep (44:43) Things NOT To Do During Your Prep (& The Dangers Of Social Media) (57:30) What Are Some Not-So-Top-Of-Mind Things You Need To Focus On As A First Time Competitor? (1:03:23) The Realities Of PED Use (Especially Among First Time Competitors) (1:08:07) What Is One Of The Biggest Frustrations As A Coach? (1:15:08) What Is One Of The Hardest Things About Competing That People Don't Think About? (1:24:56) Wrap-Up Additional Resources: When is the best time to prep? - https://www.instagram.com/p/CQzaB4Srukm What's the timeline you should expect within competing? - https://www.instagram.com/p/CSmxOt7LUDU Have questions for future episodes or have a topic you'd like us to cover? Submit here - https://forms.gle/AEu5vMKNLDfmc24M7 Join the Physique Development Training Club - https://physiquedevelopment.app For more videos, articles, and information, head to: https://physiquedevelopment.com For more information about our 1-to-1 Online Coaching, visit: https://physiquedevelopment.com/lifestyle-coaching Interested in competition prep? Visit: https://physiquedevelopment.com/competition-prep-coaching To follow the team on Instagram: Coach Alex - @alexbush__ Coach Austin - @austincurrent_ Coach Sue - @suegainz Physique Development - @physiquedevelopment_ If you would like to support Physique Development and this podcast, please head over to your favorite podcast app and leave us a rating and review! This goes a long way in supporting this podcast and helps us continue to bring high-quality, honest, content to you in the form of a podcast. Thank you for listening and we will see you all next time! ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com © 2021, Physique Development LLC. All rights reserved.

Proprietors of Pittsburgh Podcast
Go Get It | Mark Caskey, Founder of Steel Nation

Proprietors of Pittsburgh Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 35:51


YOU CAN REACH ME AT:Website: https://www.proprietorsofpittsburgh.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/proprietorsofpittsburghpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/proprietorsofpittsburghpodcastLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darinvilanoPhone: 412-336-8247YOU CAN REACH MARK CASKEY AT:Website: https://steelnation.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/steelnationbuildingsLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/steel-nation-inc-Phone: 724-225-2202

Sunrise
Truants

Sunrise

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 17:04


Also on today's Sunrise: — The Broward Teachers' Union launched a district-wide door-to-door canvassing effort to find nearly 11,000 students missing from their roster due to the pandemic. — Gov. Ron DeSantis shares his views on the judicial branch during the formal welcome of Justice John Couriel to the Florida Supreme Court. — Environmental advocates say more needs to be done to protect the Apalachicola River. — Today's Sunrise interview features Anna Fusco, president of Broward Teachers' Union, with a remarkable story of how they've gathered volunteers to go door-to-door to find thousands of students who've dropped off the radar completely when in-person schooling resumed. — Also, Managing Attorney for the Florida Office of EarthJustice, Tania Galloni talks about their latest appeal in ongoing “Tri-State Water Wars,” alleging that the U.S. The Army Corps of Engineers failed to properly consider environmental impacts through the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River System.

Entitled
6: The River Knows Where to Go

Entitled

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 33:24


The rights of nature are enshrined in a number of constitutions around the world, and there is a growing movement to extend rights to nature as it faces increasing threats. The extension of rights to nature prompts fundamental questions about the nature, enforcement and evolution of rights. Does nature have rights, or do they belong only to humans? Are the rights of nature human rights in disguise? Is the extension of legal rights to nature enough to ensure its protection? In the final episode of Season 1 of Entitled, University of Chicago Law Professors Claudia Flores and Tom Ginsburg talk to Frank Tumusiime, Coordinator and Senior Research Fellow at Advocates for Natural Resources and Development (ANARDE) and Aaron Mills, Assistant Professor at McGill University Faculty of Law and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Constitutionalism and Philosophy.

Houston Matters
Houston’s environmental flubs, vegan and vegetarian restaurants, and Latino rap (Oct. 7, 2021)

Houston Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 50:30


On Thursday's show: Houston sometimes struggles to get out of its own way environmentally. There were a couple notable examples Wednesday. First, in the morning, an oil spill at the Marathon Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City – just the latest in a series of leaks and spills nationwide recently. Later Wednesday, Air Alliance Houston released a new report finding public transit use is way down in the region. Refinery accidents, our car-centric culture -- they have a cumulative effect. We talk it over with Rachel Powers, executive director of the Citizens' Environmental Coalition. Also this hour: A University of Houston forum on Oct. 21 will discuss how to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline – the problem of students getting kicked out of school and all too often ending up in the criminal justice system. We talk with two experts involved in the discussion. Then, local food writers discuss their favorite places to get vegan and vegetarian food around the city these days in our monthly food segment, The Full Menu. And we learn about Latino rap and hip-hop in Houston.

Ripple Effect
66: Environmental Rights

Ripple Effect

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 42:44


Fascinating discussion with James R. May, Distinguished Professor of Law at Widener University of Delaware, unpacking the components of what it means to recognize environmental rights. Great look at rethinking the function of our democracy to recognize and promote an innate right to a clean and healthy environment and a stable climate, and whether nature itself can possess rights. A good brain scrubber of a talk.

For The Wild
JOSEFINA SKERK on Sámi Lifeways /254

For The Wild

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021


When one thinks about iron, copper, and gold mining, Sweden is not the first place that comes to mind, but in the past few years the country has granted roughly 500 mining exploration permits as it positions itself to become one of the largest mining centers for all of Europe. The price of mining in Sweden has largely been paid by the Sámi, whose lifeways are permanently changed once the government and multinational corporations seek to extract so-called natural resources from their traditional territory of Sápmi. In this week's episode, we look at extractive mining in Sápmi and how Sweden's colonial government exploits their very limited definition of Sámi indigeneity to further land grabs and resource extraction with guest Josefina Skerk. Josefina Skerk is a Sámi politician with a background in law. She is the General Manager of Sijti Jarnge, a Sámi Language and Culture Centre in Norway. Skerk has been a member of the Sámi Parliament in Sweden since 2013, and has held office as its former Vice President. Indigenous rights, especially connecting to land and language rights, are key issues that she is passionate about. Music by Andy Tallent, Dana Anastasia, and West of Roan. Visit our website at forthewild.world for the full episode description, references, and action points.

Insight with Beth Ruyak
New police reform laws | Challenges to community gardens and food banks | The environmental ramifications of the Southern California oil spill

Insight with Beth Ruyak

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021


Gov. Newsom signed a series of police reform bills into state law. Also, a CapRadio/Valley Vision food resilience survey looks at the challenges to accessing community gardens and food banks. Finally, the aftermath of the oil spill off the Southern California coast. Today's Guests Co-founders of the Law Enforcement Accountability Directive (LEAD) Richard Owen and Mark T. Harris discuss the new police reform laws recently signed by the governor and what work they think still needs to be done California Peace Officers Association Deputy Director Shaun Rundle explains what positions the association took on the police reform laws and how they could affect training going forward CapRadio Race and Equity Reporter Sarah Mizes-Tan shares her reporting on the Hmong community, following the new Valley Vision/CapRadio survey on food access that shows that Latino and AAPI residents want to access farm-grown and specialty cultural foods, but that it isn't always easy.  CapRadio Reporter Janelle Salanga shares their reporting on solutions, following the new Valley Vision/CapRadio survey that shows access to food aid and food banks isn't as easy as walking down that street. Some communities must travel long distances. And, during the pandemic, the food need has increased. Ronald Tjeerdema, an environmental toxicology professor at UC Davis, joins us to discuss the work being done in Southern California to contain and clean up the oil spill off the coast. He will also help us understand the grave concern for the sensitive wildlife in the area and how they are being cared for and treated.

LSE Middle East Centre Podcasts
Iraq's Climate Crisis: Environmental challenges and ways forward

LSE Middle East Centre Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 60:49


This is the English recording of Panel 2 from the 29th September Conflict Research Programme-Iraq Conference 'Iraq on the Eve of Elections: A new era or return to the status quo?'. Iraq is considered to be one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change in the Middle East. By 2059, temperatures in the country are set to rise by 2.53 degrees, while rainfall will decline by around nine percent. Already, water in Iraq's rivers and lakes are at critical levels and mismanagement of water resources coupled with outdated farming methods have resulted in increasing rates of desertification. Among the biggest challenges that Iraq will face in the coming decades is how to adapt to its drastically altered climate and mitigate the effects of climate change. Failure to effectively deal with the impacts of the climate crisis will only exacerbate existing socio-economic instability, with high temperatures and the government's inability to provide services such as electricity and water being historical triggers for civil upheavals in Iraq's recent past. In this session panellists will discuss the environmental challenges facing Iraq and examine ways to tackle them going forward. Chair: •Michael Mason – LSE Middle East Centre Speakers: • Maha Yassin – Clingendael Institute • Basima Abdulrahman – KESK • Azzam Alwash –Nature Iraq

Health: It's Personal
Environmental Series: Sanitation and Humble Technology with Associate Director of MIT D-Lab Libby Hsu

Health: It's Personal

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 56:22


MIT Lecturer and Associate Director of MIT D-Lab, Libby Hsu spoke with us about her passion for humble technologies involving water and sanitation. MIT D-Lab is a space where she and her students are dedicated to bringing equitable sanitation options to communities around the world that don't have access to modern amenities. They're also dedicated to having conversations about sewage and sanitation in a way that is productive and approachable, to fight stigma and address the relationship between healthy sanitation practices and our physical and mental health. McKenna and Kate got on board and are ready to join Sean and Libby in the good fight for those in the United States and around the globe with less than desirable sanitation infrastructure. HEALTH: IT'S PERSONAL SHOWNOTES: https://www.thehippodcast.com/environmental-series-with-libby-hsu HEALTH: IT'S PERSONAL INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/thehippodcast/ HEALTH: IT'S PERSONAL FACEBOOK COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/healthitspersonal LOVE the work we are doing? Join our Patreon family, for additional content, recipes, and connection: https://www.patreon.com/thehippodcast OR Buy us a cup of tea. https://ko-fi.com/healthitspersonal --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

NPMA BUGBYTES
We Talk Ticks, Mosquito Fish, and the Asian Giant Hornet with Special Guest Timothy Wong of M&M Environmental

NPMA BUGBYTES

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 54:10


In this episode Brittany talks about ticks, Jim covers mosquito fish odors, and Mike highlights the latest info on the Asian Giant Hornet distribution in the US. We are joined by special guest, Timothy Wong of M&M Environmental Services! 

GBA Podcast
#2 - Diversity Equity Inclusion - Understanding Your Workforce

GBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 52:09


GBA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Series – Episode #2 – Understanding Your Workforce Summary Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is a term often used in the workplace, but its meaning is often not well understood. People often mistakenly think that, with the creation of a diverse workplace, inclusion will automatically follow. Yet, inclusion should exist in tandem; it's the climate where diversity thrives. In this episode, we will be discussing the how other professions tackle diversity, equity, and inclusions within their organizations and the importance of understanding the needs of your workforce in relation to diversity and inclusion. Our Guest Cristina Bartolomei, Senior Program Manager, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion / FDA (https://www.fda.gov/) [Link to Profile] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/cristinabartolomei/) Cristina Bartolomei is an accomplished strategist, speaker, and facilitator, with over a decade of experience in affirmative employment, EEO, and D&I. She attributes her passion for civil rights, social action, and equality to her upbringing in Puerto Rico, where she developed a lifelong passion for social activism. She has channeled this passion throughout her career. As a first-generation professional, she also believes in her role in making civil service accessible for all. In March 2021, Cristina joined the FDA as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Senior Program Manager, tasked with managing short and long-term FDA-wide DEI initiatives and advising senior management on the development, enhancement, and implementation of projects, practices, and procedures to maintain an inclusive and effective diversity management program. Prior to joining the FDA, she was a Senior Specialist at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Civil Rights, where she served as a key player in the development, implementation, and management of DEI programs and initiatives, which included the Inclusion is on US™ campaign and the First-Generation Professionals (FGP) Initiative – first-of-their-kind Federal initiatives promoting an organizational culture that respects, values, and engages all employees, regardless of their cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Topics for discussion include: How to define Diversity, Equity and Inclusion How to start formulation DEI initiative The importance of understanding your workforce Employee Satisfaction vs. Employee Engagement Calls-to-action: GEOSTRATA: The Pipeline to Diversity and Inclusion in the Geoprofessions (https://www.readgeo.com/geostrata/november_december_geostrata/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1637554#articleId1637554) Visit the GBA Website at https://www.geoprofessional.org (https://www.geoprofessional.org) for other training resources and reference materials and/or to become a member. Visit https://www.gbapodcast.com (https://www.gbapodcast.com) for future Podcast Episodes Contact us at info@geoprofessional.org with any podcast-related questions or comments Subscribe * Subscribe to the GBA Podcast https://www.gbapodcast.com/subscribe This episode was produced by the following GBA Members: Veronica DeFreitas, PE (host) (https://www.linkedin.com/in/veronica-t-de-freitas-p-e-25997239/) – Geotechnical Department Manager/Universal Engineering Sciences (https://universalengineering.com/) Ryan White, PE, GE (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryankwhite/) – Principal Geotechnical Engineer/PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc. (https://www.pbsusa.com/)

St. Columba's Episcopal Church Sermons
Take of Thy Shoes - October 3, 2021 The Rev. Vincent Pizzuto, Ph.D.

St. Columba's Episcopal Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 17:07


Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost The Collect: Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Epistle: Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 1Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, 2but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds. 3He is the reflection of God's glory and the exact imprint of God's very being, and he sustains all things by his powerful word. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs. 5 Now God did not subject the coming world, about which we are speaking, to angels. 6But someone has testified somewhere, ‘What are human beings that you are mindful of them,    or mortals, that you care for them? 7 You have made them for a little while lower than the angels;    you have crowned them with glory and honour, 8 subjecting all things under their feet.' Now in subjecting all things to them, God left nothing outside their control. As it is, we do not yet see everything in subjection to them, 9but we do see Jesus, who for a little while was made lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honour because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. 10 It was fitting that God, for whom and through whom all things exist, in bringing many children to glory, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11For the one who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one Father. For this reason Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters, 12saying, ‘I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters,    in the midst of the congregation I will praise you.' Gospel: Mark 10:2-16 2 Some Pharisees came, and to test him they asked, ‘Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?' 3He answered them, ‘What did Moses command you?' 4They said, ‘Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her.' 5But Jesus said to them, ‘Because of your hardness of heart he wrote this commandment for you. 6But from the beginning of creation, “God made them male and female.” 7“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife,* 8and the two shall become one flesh.” So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.' 10 Then in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. 11He said to them, ‘Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; 12and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.' 13 People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. 14But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. 15Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.' 16And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.

St. Columba's Episcopal Church Sermons
The Dream of God - September 26, 2021 The Rev. Vincent Pizzuto, Ph.D.

St. Columba's Episcopal Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 12:19


Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost The Collect: O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Epistle: James 5:13-20 13 Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. 14Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. 16Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. 17Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. 18Then he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain and the earth yielded its harvest. 19 My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and is brought back by another, 20you should know that whoever brings back a sinner from wandering will save the sinner's soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. Gospel: Mark 9:38-50 38 John said to him, ‘Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.' 39But Jesus said, ‘Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterwards to speak evil of me. 40Whoever is not against us is for us. 41For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward. 42 ‘If any of you put a stumbling-block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea. 43If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. 45And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than to have two feet and to be thrown into hell. 47And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and to be thrown into hell, 48where their worm never dies, and the fire is never quenched. 49 ‘For everyone will be salted with fire. 50Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.'

Postal Hub podcast
Ep 249: Out-of-home delivery with DPDgroup COO Europe Yves Delmas

Postal Hub podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 49:01


Out-of-home (OOH) delivery is a crucial part of preparations for peak and for building a smarter last mile. In this replay of this DPDgroup / Last Mile Prophets webinar, Yves Delmas, COO Europe of DPDgroup, joins Marek Różycki and me to discuss: Statistics on parcel growth during the pandemic Changes in consumer purchasing habits What's driving growth in OOH delivery Environmental benefits of OOH delivery Traffic, low-emissions zones, and urban logistics OOH delivery modes (including PUDOs and parcel lockers) PUDO and parcel locker networks DPDgroup and the Post Office (UK) Role of OOH in the reshaping of retail post-COVID The C2C challenge (including second-hand marketplaces such as Vinted and OLX) The technology that is the "secret sauce" to last mile delivery success

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 597 (10-4-21): Anticipating Frost as Fall Settles In

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021


CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (4:08).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments Images Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 10-1-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of October 4, 2021.  This week, we pause our series of episodes on water connections to the human body, to revisit an episode from fall 2017 that explores one of the hallmarks of the autumn season. MUSIC – ~ 11 sec – instrumental.Following the astronomical start of fall on September 22, this episode features a fiddle tune named for a water-related weather event that will mark a meteorological fall turning point when it occurs across the Commonwealth in October or November.  Have a listen to the music for about 25 more seconds. MUSIC - ~26 sec – instrumental. You've been listening to part of “Cold Frosty Morn',” performed here by the western Virginia band New Standard.  One of the consequences of fall's arrival is frost in the mornings and, eventually, a significant enough freeze to end of the growing season, when temperatures fall to about 28 degrees Fahrenheit or below.  That temperature typically occurs for the first time each fall in mid-to-late October in western Virginia, early-to-mid November east of the Blue Ridge, and mid-to-late November in some Virginia coastal areas.  Those predicted periods are based on historical records through 2010; the typical frost and freeze dates may be shifting as Virginia experiences climate change.Generally, frost forms when water vapor in the air contacts plants, windows, cars, or other solid surfaces that are at or below water's freezing point of 32 degrees Fahrenheit.  Some specific kinds of frost include radiationfrost, occurring when surface objects are cooled by radiating their heat; advection frost, occurring when surfaces are cooled by winds; and rime, a dense type of frost that forms when super-cooled liquid water in fog or clouds contacts solid surfaces, such as trees, radio towers, or ships on winter seas. Frost may seem far away on Virginia's often mild, early October days.   But to paraphrase a comment about truth from the poem “Birches,” by RobertFrost, frost-producing weather will soon break in with all of its matter-of-fact. Thanks to New Standard for permission to use this week's music, and we close with about 10 more seconds of “Cold Frosty Morn'.” MUSIC - ~12 sec – instrumental. SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Ben Cosgrove for his version of “Shenandoah” to open and close the show.  In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Virginia Water Radio episode repeats and replaces Episode 387, 9-25-17. The performance of “Cold Frosty Morn'” heard here is copyright by New Standard, from the 2016 album “Bluegrass,” used with permission. More information about New Standard is available online at http://newstandardbluegrass.com.  This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio most recently in Episode 501, 12-2-19. Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (2 min./22 sec.) of the “Shenandoah” arrangement/performance by Ben Cosgrove that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Cosgrove is available online at http://www.bencosgrove.com. IMAGES Maps showing frost/freeze dates in the continental United States, based on data from 1980 to 2010.  Upper map: ranges of earliest dates of first 32°F freeze; middle map: range of median dates of first 32°F freeze; lower map: range of median dates of first 28°F freeze.  Images from the National Weather Service/Northern Indiana Forecast Office, “Frost and Freeze Information,” online at http://www.weather.gov/iwx/fallfrostinfo, accessed 10-4-21. SOURCES USED FOR AUDIO AND OFFERING MORE INFORMATION Deborah Byrd, “Equinox Sun is Over Earth's Equator on September 22,” EarthSky, Sept. 22, 2021. Robert Frost, The Poetry of Robert Frost, Edward Connery Lathem, ed., Holt, Rineheart and Winston, New York, 1969.  The quote to which this episode refers, from “Birches” on page 121, is the following: “But I was going to say when Truth broke inWith all her matter of fact about the ice storm….” Kenneth G. Libbrecht, “Guide to Frost,” online at http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/frost/frost.htm. National Weather Service, “Ice Storms,” online at https://www.weather.gov/safety/winter-ice-frost.National Geographic Society, “Frost,” online at https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/frost/. National Geographic Society, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” online at https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/rime-ancient-mariner/. National Weather Service, Baltimore/Washington Forecast Office, “Watch/Warning/Advisory Definitions,” online at https://www.weather.gov/lwx/WarningsDefined. Isaac W. Park et al., “Advancing frost dates have reduced frost risk among most North American angiosperms since 1980,” Global Change Biology 2021, 27: pages 165–176, accessed online at https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15380. Sarah Vogelsong, “Autumn's first frost is falling later. For farmers, the consequences are wide-ranging,” Virginia Mercury, Nov. 3, 2020. WeatherOnline, “Rime,” online at http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/reports/wxfacts/Rime.htm. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html). See particularly the “Science” and “Weather” subject categories. Following are links to some other episodes on frozen or freezing precipitation.Freezing rain, sleet, and snow – Episode 461, 2-25-19.Hail – Episode 362, 4-3-17.Ice – Episode 403, 1-15-18;  Episode 404, 1-22-18; Episode 406, 2-5-18; Episode 556, 12-21-20.Snow – Episode 300, 1-25-16; Episode 407, 2-12-18. Following are links to some other episodes related to fall. Fall migratory birds – Episode 183, 10-14-13; Episode 281, 9-14-15; Episode 335, 9-26-16.Tree colors and changes in fall – Episode 285, 10/9/15. FOR VIRGINIA TEACHERS – RELATED STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLs) AND OTHER INFORMATION Following are some Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) that may be supported by this episode's audio/transcript, sources, or other information included in this post. 2020 Music SOLs SOLs at various grade levels that call for “examining the relationship of music to the other fine arts and other fields of knowledge.” 2018 Science SOLs Grades K-3 plus 5: MatterK.4 – Water is important in our daily lives and has properties.2.3 – Matter can exist in different phases. Grades K-5: Earth and Space SystemsK.9 – There are patterns in nature.1.7 – There are weather and seasonal changes; including that changes in temperature, light, and precipitation affect plants and animals, including humans.2.6 – There are different types of weather on Earth.2.7 – Weather patterns and seasonal changes affect plants, animals, and their surroundings.4.4 – Weather conditions and climate effects on ecosystems and can be predicted. Grade 66.3 – There is a relationship between the sun, Earth, and the moon. Key ideas include6.6 – Water has unique physical properties and has a role in the natural and human-made environment.6.7 – Air has properties and the Earth's atmosphere has structure and is dynamic. Life ScienceLS.8 – Change in ecosystems, communities, populations, and organisms over time. Earth ScienceES.11 – The atmosphere is a complex, dynamic system subject to long-and short-term variations.ES.12 – The Earth's weather and climate result from the interaction of the sun's energy with the atmosphere, oceans, and the land. 2015 Social Studies SOLs Grades K-3 Geography Theme1.6 – Virginia climate, seasons, and landforms. Virginia's SOLs are available from the Virginia Department of Education, online at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/. Following are links to Water Radio episodes (various topics) designed especially for certain K-12 grade levels. Episode 250, 1-26-15 – on boiling, for kindergarten through 3rdgrade.Episode 255, 3-2-15 – on density, for 5th and 6th grade.Episode 282, 9-21-15 – on living vs. non-living, for kindergarten.Episode 309, 3-28-16 – on temperature regulation in animals, for kindergarten through 12th grade.Episode 333, 9-12-16 – on dissolved gases, especially dissolved oxygen in aquatic habitats, for 5th grade.Episode 403, 1-15-18 – on freezing and ice, for kindergarten through 3rd grade.Episode 404, 1-22-18 – on ice on ponds and lakes, for 4ththrough 8th grade.Episode 406, 2-5-18 – on ice on rivers, for middle school.Episode 407, 2-12-18 – on snow chemistry and physics, for high school.Episode 483, 7-29-19 – on buoyancy and drag, for middle school and high school.Episode 524, 5-11-20 – on sounds by water-related animals, for elementary school through high school.Episode 531, 6-29-20 – on various ways that animals get water, for 3rd and 4th grade.Episode 539, 8-24-20 – on basic numbers and facts about Virginia's water resources, for 4th and 6th grade.

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5 Things
Environmental catastrophe in California

5 Things

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 10:00


A massive oil spill is affecting Orange County. Plus, how COVID-19 is disproportionately killing rural Americans, the Supreme Court begins a new term amid abortion fights, the Census Bureau's first data on LGBTQ people indicates deep disparities and the Powerball jackpot keeps rising.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript linked hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-Things.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Driving the Cbus
Greg Ubert from Crimson Cup Coffee and Tea

Driving the Cbus

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021


Greg Ubert is the Founder and President at Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea. After a short promising career in Chicago, he considered many opportunities. But, in the end, specialty coffee was his answer. He decided his mission would be to blend and roast a better cup of coffee. He moved home to live with his parents in Columbus, Ohio while he got his fledgling business off the ground. Why Columbus? He saw some great opportunity to grow his coffee idea, plus Columbus was attractive as a city to raise a family.  And he has always done what most have considered a little crazy. People do look at me strangely. And that's kind of normal for people who are thinking outside the box. And it's certainly something that I've learned that if I don't get a strange look, I know I'm not pushing the envelope. He named his new business “Crimson Cup,” both for the ripe red berry of the coffee tree and in honor of Harvard's (his alma mater) official color, crimson. What ultimately has made his business different from others is his focus on the relationship chain. So that's why we got into teaching and training. That's one of the things we do really, really well at Crimson Cup. We teach and train our customers how to be successful. It's pretty simple. If they're successful, we're successful. And so that's why we put so much into the training. Greg took the next logical step and wrote a book, Seven Steps for Success: A Common-Sense Guide to Succeed in Specialty Coffee. Reading it is still the first recommendation Crimson Cup gives to people who are thinking about starting a coffee house. It's now in its third printing, and is used as a template for coffee house owners to maximize their coffee house businesses and avoid costly mistakes. We could have signed up a whole bunch of independent coffee houses. We only work with about 5 percent. And the reason is because we want to make sure that they're the right fit. Because one of our core values is having fun. Additionally, his true passion is helping the coffee bean farmers. They work with farmers on three different levels. Environmental - to make sure that they're treating the environment right. Social - most communities that they go into have a lot of need. Economical - they offer their farmers contracts to grow and harvest better beans. If they make a better coffee (with Crimson Cup's help), they're going to pay them more for it. So how did Greg come to start banking with Heartland Bank? His board advised him to "find a bank like you." A bank like me. I've never heard that before. But it's interesting. And I did some interviews and certainly found Scott, and he was right on target. Crimson Cup has offered great international opportunities for Greg and Crimson Cup. Because establishing relationships around the world is awesome, because most people are truly wonderful. The Driving the Cbus podcast co-hosts, Scott McComb, CEO of Heartland Bank and Kailyn Bucklew (McComb), a third-generation community banker, offer two different perspectives as they sit down and get real with local business owners. From well-established companies to startups, small businesses are the heart and soul of Columbus. Tune in to find out how it all began, what keeps them up at night – the current struggles they face, and what successes they are most proud of with some entertaining stories along the way.

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue
SUFB 1218: Can environmental documentaries be successful for marine conservation?

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 19:40


Did you hear the Brittany Spears may not be under conservatorship anymore and her father was removed as the head of said conservatorship? Wait...what? You are probably wondering what Brittany Spears has to do with marine conservation. You are right, it really doesn't, but the reason I know what is happening with Brittany Spears is because of a documentary on her that was centred around her conservatorship.  Documentaries can inspire audiences to support a pop star that is going through something personal or can help shut down orca shows at SeaWorld.  They are powerful tools for storytelling that can turn the tide on many aspects of environmental conservation issues.  In this episode, I discuss three documentaries that invoked different behavior changes, in good and not-so-good ways. Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website: https://www.speakupforblue.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/speakupforblue 

Disruptors for GOOD
Future of Food Technology - Michael Pellman Rowland // Board Member at Baseline Wealth Management

Disruptors for GOOD

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 30:57


In this episode, I speak with Michael Pellman Rowland, Board Member at Baseline Wealth Management, on the future of food technology and how it helps mitigate the threats of climate change.Michael previously worked as a Senior Vice President in wealth management for 15 years at Morgan Stanley in New York. He specializes in portfolio management, financial planning, and impact investing.Michael graduated with an economics degree from Hamilton College and has held Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor (ADPA) designations. He is an active thought leader in impact investing and was recently included in the inaugural list of Forbes Top Millennial Wealth Advisors. He is passionate about food sustainability and has a column on Forbes.com that covers the ‘future of food.' Michael and his wife dedicate a large part of their free time to animal welfare.About Baseline WealthBaseline's mission is to make a difference for their clients, while also delivering financial returns. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations can help decide where best to invest. By putting ESG factors at the heart of their investment process, the company believes they can generate outcomes for clients while also addressing some of the greatest challenges on Earth.Baseline has developed a robust in-house expertise on ESG investments, and apply this knowledge to client portfolios so that it aligns perfectly with financial and personal goals. As an extension of this initiative, the company leverages its expertise in Impact investing, sourcing unique and bespoke investment opportunities that are positively reshaping the world as we know it.Listen to more Causeartist podcasts here.Check out the Impact Investor platform here - Discover Impact Investors from around the world.Partner with us - Learn moreWe are powered by:Podcast Made with TransistorPodcast cover design Made with CanvaBuild amazing web platforms with Webflow

Speak English Now Podcast: Learn English | Speak English without grammar.

Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently.  Speaking English is way easier than you think! You just have to use the right material and techniques. – Do you like mysteries? I do, but only when they explain what's really going on. Today I'll talk about mysterious metallic monoliths. -And with a mini-story, you will improve your English fluency. Before we get started, go to my website SpeakEnglishPodcast.com to get the transcript. It's free! By the way, thank you for your messages and feedback. It's my pleasure to help you speak English in a fun and entertaining way. Okay. Let's start! Today's topic is about mystery. I don't know if you've seen this on social media or TV. In several places around the world, some very remote metal monoliths have appeared. Many have speculated on the subject. Some say it is simply a viral campaign on a global scale. Perhaps from some well- known brand. Others say that it is simply an artistic expression and that they do it this way, without saying anything, to draw attention. There are always people who claim that it is part of an alien invasion. What do you think? I don't know if you remember the movie 2001. A Space Odyssey. This movie was released in 1968, and well, at the time, it was a landmark because of director Stanley Kubrick's innovative style. In the movie, several monoliths are shown, leaving the viewer to guess their meaning. I guess whoever created these monoliths that have recently appeared was inspired by this movie. The first monolith, was found in the Utah desert in the United States. That was last November 2020. Environmental activists removed it. I guess they also recycled it, but it is not clear. Since then, structures of this type have been located in different parts of the world. One wonders what it could be. Well, now I will explain the mystery: they are not aliens. I myself have placed all these monoliths with the message: “I am Georgiana and I want to help you speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks.” Well, it was not me, but it would be a great idea!

Forward Observer Dispatch
Environmental Radical To Head Bureau Of Land MGMT: DAILY SA_01 OCT 21

Forward Observer Dispatch

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 20:07


The Capitol Pressroom
Environmental spending gets early boost from Hochul

The Capitol Pressroom

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 11:08


October 1, 2021 - The Nature Conservancy's Jessica Ottney Mahar makes the case for Gov. Kathy Hochul's plan to increase the state's planned environmental bond proposal from $3 billion to $4 billion and highlights the swift rollout of existing funding by the state.

Ask a Ranger Podcast
Kween Werk: Keep Widening Environmental Engagement Narratives

Ask a Ranger Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 36:04


Please join us in fan girling out with the incredible Parker! Parker is an outspoken social media diva that focuses on environmental justice and social justice issues. We chat with her about The Inclusive Guide the project she is the COO of. The goal is to help folks identify safe and welcoming spaces.  Please check out the great work being done! Follow her on instagram @KweenWerk and @inclusiveguide

ATTRA - Sustainable Agriculture
Do Cover Crops Steal Water?

ATTRA - Sustainable Agriculture

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 34:07


In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Colin Mitchell sits down with Dr. Alexis Racelis of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to discuss the use of cover crops in semi-arid subtropical environments.In particular, the conversation centers on the Subtropical Soil Health Initiative, a research partnership between NCAT and UTRGV to address soil health challenges in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.While cover crops are heralded as a regenerative agriculture tool to improve soil health, in drier climates integrating cover crops into farming systems can be challenging. Colin and Dr. Racelis discuss whether cover crops even can be detrimental in some scenarios and steal water from cash crops.Dr. Racelis is an associate professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Biology and the School for Earth, Environmental, and Marine Science at UTRGV. He leads the Agroecology and Resilient Food Systems program, which focuses on participatory research and education in restorative agriculture, agroecology, soil conservation and management, and food and farm justice.Dr. Racelis also is a board member of NCAT and leads the UTRGV team on the NCAT Subtropical Soil Health Initiative.This podcast was produced by the National Center for Appropriate Technology through the ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture program under a cooperative agreement with USDA Rural Development. This podcast was also made possible in part by funding from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Innovation Grant, Grant #69-3A75-17-281. ATTRA.NCAT.ORG. Related ATTRA Resources: Cover Crop Options for Hot and Humid Areas Subtropical Organic Agriculture Research (SOAR) Sunn Hemp (Crotalaria juncea) Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan) The Two Best Legume Cover Crops for Hot and Humid Climates How to Make Sure Your Leguminous Cover Crop is Doing Its Job NCAT Soil for Water Project NCAT is scaling up its Soil for Water project to include livestock producers and farmers across eight states.Soil for Water supports a network of farmers and ranchers who are taking steps to catch and hold more water in the soil through land management practices that improve soil health, reduce erosion, sustain diverse plant and animal life, and filter out pollutants.The project grew out of persistent droughts, which are straining agricultural producers across the country. It combines the use of appropriate technology, peer-to-peer learning, and on-farm monitoring to encourage the adoption of regenerative agricultural practices.The Soil for Water project is about building lasting infrastructure that will make farms, ranches and communities more resilient in the face of persistent drought and other natural disasters across the eight-state project region. Learn more at soilforwater.org. Other Resources: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Agroecology and Resilient Food Systems Program Contact Katherine Favor and Omar Rodriguez via email at Katherinef@ncat.org and omarr@ncat.org Please complete a brief survey to let us know your thoughts about the content of this podcast. Please call ATTRA with any and all of your sustainable agriculture questions at 800-346-9140 or e-mail us at askanag@ncat.org. Our two dozen specialists can help you with a vast array of topics, everything from farm planning to pest management, from produce to livestock, and soils to aquaculture. You can get in touch with NCAT/ATTRA specialists and find our other extensive, and free, sustainable-agriculture publications, webinars, videos, and other resources at NCAT/ATTRA's website. You also can stay in touch with NCAT at its Facebook page. Keep up with NCAT/ATTRA's SIFT farm at its website. Also check out NCAT's Regional Offices' websites and Facebook Pages! Southwest Regional Office: Website / Facebook Western Regional Office: Website / Facebook Rocky Mountain West Regional Office: Facebook Gulf States Regional Office: Website / Facebook Southeast Regional Office: Website / Facebook Northeast Regional Office: Website / Facebook

Whitley Penn Talks
ESG Investing

Whitley Penn Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 41:12


In this episode, Shane Miller, Partner at WPWealth, and Bill Weston, WPWealth Senior Manager, sit down with Isabelle Williams, an  investment strategist at Dimensional Fund Advisors. Together, they sit down to discuss  Environmental, Social, and Governance information about publicly traded companies and how that may impact your investing decisions. 

The Capitol Pressroom
Democrats get top marks in environmental group's 2021 scorecard

The Capitol Pressroom

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 10:47


September 30, 2021 - New York League of Conservation Voters President Julie Tighe walks us through her organization's annual environmental policy scorecard for state lawmakers and addresses questions about the methodology and sincerity of their assessments.

Lippert Academy for Leadership
Complacency is the Devil

Lippert Academy for Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 28:12


On this episode of The Lippert Built to Lead Podcast, Edgar Cabello, leadership development director, speaks with Erick Click, VP of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) about work safety. Erick talks about the importance of safety at the workplace and how it functions with leadership. He discusses the challenges and roadblocks he's faced and also shares what people can do to create a more safer environment.   “They get way more conscious of it after something happens. They see a teammate get hurt or something like that. Then it's like wow, now it's top priority again, and we're saying it always needs to be top priority.” -Edgar Cabello [14:56]   “I think it's just like everything else. The effort you put into it is directly proportional to the results that you see. So It's super important that you're putting effort into working safely.” -Erick Click [20:35]   What You Will Learn: [00:39] Meet Erick [02:24] The importance of safety [04:39] The function of safety and leadership [06:38] The progression with safety over the last decade [13:07] Dangers of having a nice safety record [18:17] Challenges and roadblocks [21:37] One thing Erick wants people to understand [23:58] Things to make the workspace safe   Resources: Visit our website: https://www.lci1.com/academy Email us: academy@lci1.com

Health: It's Personal
Environmental Series: A New Way to View Conservation with the Members of Force Blue

Health: It's Personal

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 65:22


Force Blue is the only non-profit organization in the world that retrains and redeploys former Special Operations veterans and military-trained combat divers to assist in marine and coral reef conservation efforts and whose mission is to restore lives and the planet. It is made up of some incredible humans, three of whom we spoke with today: co-founder of Force Blue, Jim Ritterhoff, scientist and author of Blue Mind, J. Nichols, and retired Navy Seal Master Chief, Steve Gonzalez. All three of these environmental activists and advocates are part of an incredible project that was highlighted during two consecutive Super Bowls in the documentary 100 Yards of Hope. We couldn't be more thrilled to have spoken with them today to share our joint passion for conservation, service, health, and healing. HEALTH: IT'S PERSONAL SHOWNOTES: https://www.thehippodcast.com/environmental-series-with-the-members-of-force-blue HEALTH: IT'S PERSONAL INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/thehippodcast/ HEALTH: IT'S PERSONAL FACEBOOK COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/healthitspersonal LOVE the work we are doing? Join our Patreon family, for additional content, recipes, and connection: https://www.patreon.com/thehippodcast OR Buy us a cup of tea. https://ko-fi.com/healthitspersonal --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

For The Wild
VALARIE KAUR on the Ancient Call to Love /253

For The Wild

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021


“What might happen if we saw a migrant child at the border as our own daughter? Or George Floyd gasping for breath as our own brother? Or Brianna as sister? Or the Asian American women slaughtered in Atlanta as our own aunties? What might happen? What would we risk? What movements would we build? What would we demand? How would we harness our rage? How would we reimagine a world in which all of us are safe? What might happen if we made love the ethic that guided all of our actions?” This week we ground down in visioning our shared survival with guest Valarie Kaur, who reminds us that for millennia prophetic voices have been trying to remind us that we belong to each other, here on Earth, and if we were to recognize this simple truth, what would the world look like? Valarie shares that in recognizing this reality of inherent belonging, we might have to “love beyond what evolution requires.” A revolutionary love for each other, our opponents, and ourselves. Valarie Kaur is a seasoned civil rights activist and celebrated prophetic voice. Valarie now leads the Revolutionary Love Project to reclaim love as a force for justice in America. As a lawyer, filmmaker, and innovator, she has won policy change on multiple fronts – hate crimes, racial profiling, immigration detention, solitary confinement, Internet freedom, and more. She founded Groundswell Movement, Faithful Internet, and the Yale Visual Law Project. A daughter of Sikh farmers in California's heartland, Valarie earned degrees at Stanford University, Harvard Divinity School, and Yale Law School. Valarie's new book is See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love. Music by AMAARA and Madeleine Sophia. Visit our website at forthewild.world for the full episode description, references, and action points.

Here We Are
Influencing Environmental Norms w/Adam Willcox

Here We Are

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 92:34


Today I'm speaking with Adam Willcox from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His lab focuses on the human dimensions of biodiversity conservation, endangered species management, and protected areas management. Adam also serves with the Smith Center for International Sustainable Agriculture. We discuss changing social and environmental norms, the cost of meat consumption, conserving biodiversity, and how traveling can change your worldview. Explore Adam's research here! https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=0DlfX14AAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Wealth Academy Podcast - Wealth Is More Than Just Money
142 Paul Lawrence Vann Shares Expertise on Money Mindset Strategies That Work

Wealth Academy Podcast - Wealth Is More Than Just Money

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 21:48


No matter what industry, expertise, and field of endeavor you're in, the only time change takes effect is when you embrace strategies that transform you. We can mutually agree when we make up our mind to change something in our life, it can happen when we take action to do so.The bottom line is this when you change your mindset, not even the sky is the limit. What is mindset?Mindset is how people view the world around them, it's how they interpret the world and everything in it. Oftentimes people know they need to make a change and it typically comes through becoming more conscious of the world.During this episode, Paul discusses the nature of mindsets which consist of a fixed mindset, growth mindset, and a benefit mindset. In the end, he provides content-rich insight into how a transformed mindset can help people develop a money mindset that will assist them in becoming debt-free and financially free.There are eight principles that make up the nature of mindsets, they are:Habits of MindCreated by ExperienceCreate Blind SpotsAre Self DeceptiveShape Our LivesShape Our WorldCan Be DevelopedCan Be TranscendedThe nature of mindsets, along with discovering more about fixed, growth, and benefit mindsets, along with embracing the strategies associated with them result in you being transformed because they represent money mindset strategies that work. Fixed Mindset - People don't like to change, they're stuck in their ways and it's hard for them to accept the fact they need to change. If one lives with a fixed mindset they will continue receiving limiting results in their life.Growth Mindset - People that have a growth mindset are receptive to learning, growing, and being transformed. They accept where they are, when given strategies leading to transformation they readily accept them, and over time, they yield the results in life they've been seeking. Benefit Mindset - People are focused on a more national or global result. Things such as climate change, clean water, and clean air are important to people with a benefit mindset. Environmental changes improve because of advocates of a benefit mindset.How do these aspects of mindset help you? Glad you asked, when properly applied you better understand the power of your mindset. Taking things one step further, when you apply these mindset strategies it will enhance your money mindset and how you see it in your life, and how to enhance your money mindset to be transformed to not only become debt-free, but financially free as well. Discover more about Paul's online course Money Mindset Strategies: An Online Course That Leads To Financial Freedom  https://bit.ly/3dbperG  

Subscription Stories: True Tales from the Trenches
How Profit and Purpose are Combining to Create New 21st Century Iconic D2C Companies Like Tesla, The RealReal and Bellwether Coffee with DBL Ventures' Ira Ehrenpreis

Subscription Stories: True Tales from the Trenches

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 43:38


There is no bigger topic when it comes to consumer sentiment than the rising demand and focus on Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance related issues. Today we’re looking at this challenge from the perspective of a leading VC who has invested in some of the most iconic consumer focused, mission driven businesses. Ira Ehrenpreis has been investing in companies that are committed to making a positive impact on the world for more than 20 years. A double bottom line investor, even before impact investing was cool, Ira has helped build the category and the discipline in venture capital. He currently serves as president of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists and co-chair of the VC Network. He's a founder at DBL Partners, which is perhaps the largest and most well-known impact investing and sustainability focused firm in the venture asset class. An early investor in companies like Tesla, The RealReal, SpaceX and Bellweather Coffee, Ira is a real visionary. He's also a longtime friend, and always inspiring. I recently interviewed Ira for the inaugural D2C Summit, a new conference I cocreated with Global Media Association FIPP, and want to share that conversation with you here on the podcast. In it, he talks about bold innovation across sectors and D2C business models, and shares several examples of how companies are using a focus on impact as a strategic advantage. Welcome, Ira.

Behar On The Block
Don Kellar - Importance of Environmental Reports

Behar On The Block

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 46:25


Don Kellar, MS, REP, PG is the CEO and Founder of Fulcrum Resources Inc. is a full-service environmental and engineering consulting firm that specializes in real-estate due-diligence, surface and subsurface assessments, remediation, and property condition assessments.

SuperDataScience
SDS 509: Accelerating Start-up Growth with A.I. Specialists

SuperDataScience

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 81:11


Parinaz Sobhani joins us to discuss the cutting-edge work of Georgian, a collaborative company that helps start-ups implement and scale machine learning and AI. In this episode you will learn: • Parinaz's work at Georgian [5:35] • Use cases of Georgian's work [14:35] • Tools and approaches Parinaz uses [32:27] • Environmental concerns of machine learning [42:52] • Hiring at Georgian and what Parinaz looks for [48:18] • How did Parinaz become interested in this? [56:19] • Fairness in AI [1:09:01] Additional materials: www.superdatascience.com/509

Grow Ensemble Podcast
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