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This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Chad Hanson, a forest and fire ecologist with more than 17 years experience in this field. His Ph.D. research focused on forest and fire ecology and the rare wildlife species that depend upon post-fire habitat in forests of the Sierra Nevada and elsewhere in the western U.S.. He has published an impressive list of scientific research papers on forest and fire ecology, wildlife use of burned forest, natural post-fire forest regeneration, and fire history and trends. In this episode you will hear about Chad's work, the importance of wildfires to our forests, how can we prevent unnecessary fires, do we really have less fires historically (yes less), and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion, Chad Henson and The John Muir project. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Shefali Dehl. Shefali is the founder of Ombrè Craft's. She is a designer and a mother to a 5 years old. Shafeli started her career in 2004 after completing her graduation in fashion designing from JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi, and certification in Personal Fashion Styling from London College of Fashion. Ombrè Craft was founded in the year 2015, with the objective to cater to the lifestyle of modern women and showcase the work of weavers at global platforms through stores and online presence in different countries. Her vision for Ombrè Craft has been to create "Everyday clothing for the festival called life, made in a socially sustainable way", her ensembles are able to cater to the needs of clients from various professions like women from the corporate sector, entrepreneurs, and so on. Apart from this, the label has built a portfolio with 9-5 collections, festive wear, travel/resort wear, yoga wear, and more, all adorned with the brand's signature touch, fabric fineness, and aesthetics from the Indian culture and roots thinking more and more sustainable and conscious. Till now, Ombre Craft has supplied clothing lines to more than 6 countries, worked with more than 1000 individual clients, and has worked with more than 35 B2B clients including retail, brands, and boutiques at domestic and international levels and derived inputs from the weavers and artisans of 6+ states. In this episode, you will hear about the impact the fashion industry has on our environment, her work, how to be more sustainable in fashion, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Shefali Dehl. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Brent Perry. Brent defined an industry when he oversaw the development of the world’s first battery for marine propulsion. Energy storage systems are now a major – and increasingly important – player on the global marine energy scene. In the years since that first battery, he has become a world expert on lithium energy storage in marine applications and recently launched PwrSwäp, a pay-as-you-go clean energy subscription service that can electrify marine vessels, terminals, ports, and even industrial sites and small communities. His 30-year history in commercial shipbuilding and deep knowledge of energy systems gives him a unique perspective on the hybrid and electric marine industry. Brent has personally been involved in the great majority of all large hybrid and electric ferry projects on the water today. From Ampere in Norway to Scandlines Benedikte and the For Seaferries Aurora and Tycho Brahe, he has unsurpassed experience in the sector. Brent is an experienced, engaging, and impassioned speaker. Major presentations include speeches at the UN Conference on Climate Change, COP21 in Paris, and COP23 in Bonn. Mr. Perry resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, and enjoys sailing with his wife and three children. In this episode, you will hear about green energy storage, zero-emission operation at shore and at sea, financial values as an incentive for a change, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Brent Perry. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Emily Schneider. Emily is a Director of Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability for a U.S.-based manufacturing company. She holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in the environmental field and has been working in the field for over a decade. Originally from the Midwest, having lived in either Wisconsin or Minnesota her whole life until she moved to Arizona 5 years ago where she currently resides. In her current role, Emily guides her company toward creating an equitable future for both humans and the planet by driving sustainable practices in their operations as well as assisting with the development of new products which will help the company and their clients advance the circular economy. In this episode you will hear about what EHS is, sustainability in the workplace, priorities in becoming a sustainable business, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Emily Schneider. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Johnny Palmer. Johnny is a British Australian entrepreneur, activist, and business adventurer who has built a portfolio of companies and projects across multiple sectors, all underpinned by 3 values. Whether cleaning up rivers, investing in commercial property, developing leading media companies, engineering renewable power innovations, or any other project, Johnny focuses on Sustainability, Disruption, and Growth. In this episode, you will hear about his values for every project he is involved in and a glimpse of how - the first step towards making live events greener, cleaning up rivers, planting trees, up-cycling an old aircraft for an office, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Johnny Palmer. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Erick Ogallo. Erick is a performance-driven professional with a deep understanding and hands-on knowledge in the field of Natural Resource Management e.g. Air Quality Monitoring, Green & Circular Economy, Project Management, Responsible Forest Management & Landscape restoration. He is well experienced in project management and coordination, community engagement, and interfaith engagement in care for creation, having served in various capacities with different institutions implementing Green and Circular Economy (GCE) initiatives, leading NRM projects on Forest Landscape Restoration and conservation, climate change, and Integrated Water Resource Management for the last eight years. Currently serving as a Program officer at the Royal Danish Embassy in Kenya coordinating a Strategic Sector Cooperation,  a government to government program on Food Safety, Environment, Maritime, and Energy sectors. Previously served as a Project Coordinator at the University of Nairobi in partnership with GeoHealth Eastern Africa Hub, implementing a research project on Air quality, health, and climate change. In addition, Erick provides advisory on tree growing both at the community level and urban level using the Miyawaki technique, he is also a Chain of Custody auditor with the Soil Association- UK. HE holds; Bachelor of Science, Environmental Resource Conservation (Kenyatta University - Kenya), Diploma in Green and Circular Economy (Technical University of Denmark), Certificate  in Responsive project Management administered by COWI -Denmark, and a Master’s degree in Environmental Management (The Open University, United Kingdom) In this episode, you will hear about the Miyawaki method for growing forests in urban areas, green & circular economy, food safety, the IPCC report, and more. Some notes… More about 1treellion and Erick Ogallo. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Grant Brown. Tech entrepreneur turned eco-activist, Grant uses his deep knowledge of environmental issues and solutions to distill complex issues into simple, easy-to-understand terms. His goal is to inspire hope for the future in those who worry about the effects of climate change and pollution. Happy Eco News is the passion project that convinced Grant to move from the sideline to the front line and use his entrepreneurial skills to help “good people doing good things”. In this episode, you will hear about the use of clean energy in ships, why and how banks are divesting from fossil fuel, the Paris accord, the trends and good climate change news, and more. Some notes… More about 1treellion, Grant Brown, and Happy Eco News. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Nyombi Morris. Nyombi is a 23 years old Ugandan Climate Activist, a #SolvingIt Honoree, UNOCHA Ambassador and CNN Environmentalist of Tomorrow who began his activism as a result of the direct impact flooding had on his family disrupting the source of livelihood for his parents and forcing them to find a new place to call home. Nyombi has since called for more action from world leaders and polluters to take climate change more seriously and discourage polluters through policy development, his story has been featured on the BBC, CBC, CNN, The Verge, Global Citizens, Reuters, Earth.org amongst others. In this episode, you will hear about his inspiration to become an activist, the work he does, tree planting with school in Uganda, and more. Some notes… More about 1treellion and Nyombi Morris. Link to support Nyombi’s work. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Troy Carter & Patrick Leung, they are both the co-founders of Earthshot. Troy is the CEO of Earthshot, which is building the technology for planetary-scale ecological restoration. He is also a co-founder at RIZOME, which is pioneering the use of bamboo engineered lumber as a climate-positive alternative to wood, steel, and concrete. He is bringing the audacious scale and vision of startup methodology to the planet’s ecological and climate crisis. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in economics, was an early employee at Airbnb and E la Carte, then founded and scaled Troy Cider and exited after a successful acquisition in 2015. He has focused on carbon finance and renewable energy and agriculture projects for the last six years. Patrick has spent two decades in the tech industry as an engineering leader. At Google, he worked on Google Maps, Emerging Markets, and the Google Duplex conversational AI system. Patrick was also CTO at Two Sigma Private Investments where he pioneered the use of data science and machine learning in private equity markets. In this episode, you will hear about Earthshot, the carbon market, bamboo, indigenous communities, and more. Some notes… More about 1treellion.org, Troy Carter, and Patrick Leung. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Benjamin J Butler. Benjamin J Butler is a former investor and now writer, futurist, and strategist. He has sat on the boards of a number of organizations as an expert on the future including Global Future Council of the World Economic Forum, the Board of Trustees of the American Renewable Energy Institute, International Advisory Board of Athena School of Management, and Futurist at Horasis Global. Benjamin believes humanity is at a turbulent but evolutionary inflection point and perhaps at the dawn of the creation of an ecological civilization. He currently writes a column on future trends on substack called Embassy of the Future. Benjamin started his career on Wall St but has worked out of many financial centers including London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Seoul. He worked at Morgan Stanley, Nomura, and UBS, in senior positions where he was a trusted advisor to international investors and Chief Investment Officers; known to be able to discern the larger trends and a prescient forecaster of the future. As a macro style cross-asset investor, he was a fund manager at Edge Capital and also acted as the de facto chief strategist to Blue Sky, one of the most successful hedge funds in the Asia Pacific region. Between 2014 and 2017, he wrote the weekly International Column at Dow Theory Letters with Wall St legend Richard Russell on global trends and investment. Concurrent to his career as an investor then futurist, he has been a devout practitioner of Zen and the Tao, having been based out of Asia for 22 years. In his early twenties, he moved to Japan and learned the Japanese language, culture, and Zen. He read Law at King’s College London, holds a BA in Japanese and Economics from SOAS, University of London, and an MSc in Holistic Science from Schumacher College In this episode, you will hear about the role of the futurist, the global financial crisis in 2007, the values in the decentralization of power, ecological civilization, and more. Some notes… More about 1treellion.org and Benjamin J Butler. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Claire Nasike Akello. Claire is a Wangari Maathai Scholar and leads the food campaign at Greenpeace Africa, where she trains local communities on ecological agriculture, food and seed sovereignty as adaptive mechanisms to climate change, campaigns for their adoption by smallholder farmers, and its inclusion in agricultural policies in Kenya. She has previously worked for A Rocha Kenya, as an Environmental education officer and won the Wangari Maathai Scholarship Award in 2015, for her environmental education work with school children in Budalangi. Claire is also the founder of the Hummingbird Foundation; an initiative that seeks to improve nutrition among school-going children through the establishment of organic food gardens in rural and urban areas. She is a graduate of the Technical University of Kenya with a first-class degree in Environmental Resource Management and currently pursues a Masters of Science in Management of Agroecosystems and Environment at The University of Nairobi. In her free time, she loves reading, dancing, and writing articles on her eco-blog which has been nominated twice for Kenya bloggers awards (BAKE) in 2015 and 2018. In this episode, you will hear about her work at Greenpeace, Agro-Ecology, natural pest control, how she is improving children's nutrition in Kenya, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Claire Nasike Akello. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Lucian Tarnowski. Lucian is the founding curator of United Planet and Architect of the UP Game. UP Game is a time traveling immersive reality to tell the greatest story ever told. Lucian spent 2 years designing a platform for a planetary unifying narrative to emerge to respond to the crisis of meaning and trust. This mission is to deliver on the PlanetShot - a Planetary Civilization in harmony with all life. Lucian believes we succeed by reverse engineering the story from the future. Lucian is a Gaian on a mission to serve the birthing of the Planetary Age. Lucian has a decade of experience in designing and powering online communities that connect diverse stakeholders around a shared purpose. Communities support virtual and distributed teams to scale and achieve their collaboration, knowledge sharing and problem-solving goals. For 10 years he worked on BraveNew which enables Fortune 1000 clients such as GE, and collaboratives such as Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Geinsinger Health to cooperate and collaborate around a shared purpose. Lucian has been honored as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum. He has been an active attendee of Davos and other World Economic Forum meetings for many years. He continues to research and experiment around the social science behind communities, knowledge sharing and economic spaces. Since 2002, he has run Take Heart India, a 53-year-old no overheads charity started by his father that provides blind and handicapped people in rural India with the vocational employment skills required to get lifelong employment. He has spoken at gatherings such as Davos, various World Economic Forum meetings, TEDx, The China Digital Summit, Impact Summit and for companies such as Deutsche Telekom, Oracle, Pearson, IBM and PWC. He speaks to audiences around the world about communities and the convergence of talent, knowledge and capital and the impact on society. In this episode you will hear about communities, the Up Games, the Rebirthing of Planetary Civilization party inspired by James Webb/NASA, Star Wars, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Lucian Tarnowski. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with José Zaglul and speak about the Healing Trees project happening on May 4th & 5th, 2022 to honor all COVID19 deaths around the world. José Zaglul is an educator, agriculturalist, and advocate for social justice. He brings the  language of love and respect to the university classroom, and opportunities to young  leaders from socio-economically depressed regions to improve the quality of life of their  families and communities. Dr. Zaglul was founder and President of EARTH University, a non-profit institution in Costa  Rica founded in 1989. As the university’s first president, he shaped its mission: to prepare  leaders with ethical values who contribute to sustainable development and construct a  prosperous and just society. Under his guidance, more than two thousand students from  35 countries graduated and spread EARTH University’s vision throughout the world. Born in Costa Rica to Lebanese parents, Dr. Zaglul performed his undergraduate studies at  the American University of Beirut and earned his master’s in Animal Science there. He then  attended the University of Florida where he was awarded a Master of Science in Food  Science and Human Nutrition and a PhD in Animal Science. Dr. Zaglul chose to devote his life to education early in his career. He led the Animal  Production Department at the Center for Tropical Agriculture Research and Education in  Costa Rica, the oldest postgraduate school of agriculture in Latin America. He was a  Professor of Food Science and then a Vice President of Research and Extension at the  Technological Institute of Costa Rica. Today, Dr. Zaglul pursues a variety of educational endeavors. He has founded or led  organizations such as the Global Consortium of Higher Education and Research for  Agriculture, he is also on the Board of Trustees of the American University of Beirut, and he  has co-chaired the SEMCIT seminar series (Sustainability and Education and the  Management of Change in the Tropics). He has earned honorary degrees from several  universities around the world. At present, as President of the San Ramón Carbono Neutral Foundation he is leading the  initiative Healing Trees, a global collaborative movement that aims to plant more than 5  million trees around the world in honor of the lives lost due to Covid-19 and send a message  of unity, hope and a better future for all. In this episode you will hear about the healing trees project and why planting trees for each COVID death is going to help heal us as humans and as a civilization. Some notes… If you’d like to join the planting, please check out HealingTrees.org. More about 1treellion.org and José Zaglul. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Michellee Fox. Michellee is a Brazilian native, slow food chef, small minority farmer advocate and North & South America Business Development Manager for FoodBay TV - a food and lifestyle television network in Africa. She is also the host of CraftFood Podcast, where she interviews leaders in nutritional sustainability, and the new Dietary Manager for Mid valley Hospital in Omak, Washington She recently moved  to a 90 acre clean slate farm in Eastern Washington where together with her family is crafting a PNW wild plants heaven using Regenerative practices. Once able to slow down she was able to understand the small farmer and the need for the food industry to shift it’s conscience to seasonal cooking so we can secure the future of food. In this episode you will hear about seasonal cooking, sustainable farming, Korean Natural Farming, Permaculture, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Michellee Fox. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Sharon Glassman. Sharon is the founder of Smile Songs. She is an introverted, Brooklyn, NY fashion writer turned Colorado designer and songwriter of cards and gifts that sing. A kid who read books and played music under the trees in her suburban front lawn, channeled her talent into eco-friendly greeting cards that play happy songs. The art and messages she creates along with the songs, work like mini-stories to boost everyones’ spirit, while protecting our environment. In this episode you will hear about her work, her eco-friendly way of sharing positive messages, her love to nature, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Sharon Glassman/ Smile Songs. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Bill Liao. Bill is a Chinese-Australian-Irish entrepreneur, investor, former diplomat, business mentor, author, passionate leader and speaker, with a distinguished record in business development and community activism. Co-founder of the CoderDojo movement and of WeForest, his career in tech and business encompasses two unicorn companies and launching the world’s first bio-tech accelerator. He is a general partner of SOSV, a venture capital fund of over $1B, and founder of the SOSV Momentum Pre-accelerator program. In this episode you will hear about his commitment to the world on tree planting and no flying, his TED talk, sustainably planting trees, his preferred investments, Permaculture values and advantages, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Bill Liao. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
It’s a special episode where I bring my microphone to COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, and speak with people right at the green zone, on the streets, and even on the train. This episode shares my conversation with 3 women, sharing 3 stories, 5 minutes each. In this episode you will hear about the ocean, melting ice, corporates, film making, seaweed, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & COP26. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Ben Cooper. Ben is an Agriculture Specialist, recently retired from Maryland Department of Agriculture after 32 years. Ben is now a beekeeper. He teaches beginners classes at a local college. He is the president of the local beekeeping association, life member of both Maryland and Pennsylvania State Beekeeper associations and a mentor to many new people getting into the hobby. In this episode you will hear about his work as an agriculture specialist, the values in forest corridors, his work with the bees, bees as agricultural animals/insects, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Cathy Nesbitt. Cathy is a Worm Advocate and Founder of Cathy's Crawly Composters. She is on a mission to put worms in every living space, indoor composting with worms. Cathy believes worms are going to play an ever increasing role in waste management, soil production and therefore food security. She sees food waste as a simple way to mitigate climate change and create (air quote) 'black gold' to grow more delicious, nutritious food. As she says “worm composter offers a tremendous learning opportunity for all ages”. In this episode you will hear about the role worms play in our world, how they can help with climate change, their “Black Gold”, how to start composting with worms, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Cathy Nesbitt. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
This butterfly is excited to be speaking with Dr. Hugh Ross. Dr. Ross is an astronomer and the founder and president of Reasons to Believe. He is also the author of Weathering Climate Change. In this episode you will hear about any connection if any between astronomy and climate change, climate stability, the ice-age cycles, what we can do to keep the climate stable while preparing for the upcoming ice-age, and more. Some notes... More about 1treellion & Dr Hugh Ross. To support planting all over the world, please check out this link. The great music is credited to Pixabay.
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