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Inner Circle: Making the Impossible, Possible

Author: Impact Zero - Building the Circular Economy

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Join Erin Andrews, Executive Director of Impact Zero, as she talks her way through the circular economy world. Together, we'll talk to business leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, activists and others who are working on sustainability and circular economy initiatives on the ground: together making the impossible, possible.
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Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Shelly Xu and Ahmed Fardin about the barriers and solutions to sustainable textile manufacturing, their design process, and working with climate refugees. Shelly Xu Designs: https://www.shellyxu.design/Zero-Waste Jacket: https://shellyxudesign.wpengine.com/product/sxd-x-climate-refugees-jacket/Join the Summer Gala: https://impactzero.ca/upcoming-eventsA Greener Future: https://www.agreenerfuture.ca/Support the show (https://impactzero.ca/donate)
Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero, as she discusses air pollution and the UK’s environmentally disastrous trade deals. Support the show (https://impactzero.ca/donate)
Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Nikki Self– founder and CEO of Saponetti, Toronto’s first soap refill delivery service. Listen in for a chat about innovating and helping to grow the circular economy in Toronto.Saponetti Website: https://www.saponetti.ca/Saponetti Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saponetti.ca/Saponetti Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saponetti.caSupport the show (https://impactzero.ca/donate)
Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero, for another episode of the Group Chat series as she, Lauren Castelino, and Julie Wang discuss the blue box recycling program in Ontario, as well as the horrific discovery at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in BC.Support the show (https://impactzero.ca/donate)
Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Samer Kamal, founder of Bee’ah– the largest waste management company in the Middle East– and the Chief Development Officer at Minus Global International– whose goal is to establish an ecosystem that will result in the most efficient, cost-effective & environmentally friendly waste management, to date. In this episode, Samer discusses how he founded and grew Bee’ah from a team of 3 to 1600 people with annual revenues of $ 110 million, whilst examining the importance of shared infrastructure to a sustainable economy. Support the show (https://impactzero.ca/donate)
Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero, for the first-ever episode of the Group Chat series– a series dedicated to digging into and discussing current events. In this episode, Erin talks Unilever, a company looking to introduce recyclable toothpaste tubes to the US; the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women human-rights crisis, and the Nunavut RCMP investigation into the homicide of The Grizzlies actor Emerald MacDonald; and the implications of the young climate activists’ win over the German government, in an unprecedented court case.Support the show (https://impactzero.ca/donate)
Welcome back for season 2 of the Inner Circle podcsat! Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with David Katz, the founder, and CEO of The Plastic Bank, an internationally recognized solution to ocean plastic that empowers the poor to transcend poverty by cleaning the environment! In this episode, David discusses his journey, creating Plastic Bank, whilst sharing the importance of a compassionate heart, vulnerability, and the openness to receiving all the gifts the universe has to offer.USEFUL LINKSJoin the Impact Zero Network: https://impactzero.ca/get-involved-individualImpact Zero Summer Gala Tickets: https://impactzero.ca/upcoming-eventsDonate to Impact Zero: https://impactzero.ca/donateTiny Planet Digital Sustainable Growth Contest: https://tinyplanet.digital/sustainable-growth-contest-by-tiny-planet-digital/The Shared Bag: https://www.instagram.com/thesharedbag/Support the show (https://impactzero.ca/donate)
Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Sarah, Adam, and Marcus - the co-founders of Aevi Solutions! They want to help small businesses not just reduce their environmental impacts, but also reduce their operating costs at the same time! Learn more about what it's like to start a small consulting firm with your best friends to help Toronto's SMEs make some significant change together!----- LINKS -----Aevi Solutions: https://www.aevisolutions.com/Follow Aevi Solutions on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aevisolutions/Join the Impact Zero Professional Network: impactzero.ca/prospective-membersJoin the Impact Zero Supporter Network: https://impactzero.ca/get-involved-individualAdvisory Services: impactzero.ca/advisory-servicesEngaging Sessions: impactzero.ca/engaging-sessionsDonate to Impact Zero: impactzero.ca/donateEmail Erin: erin@impactzero.caRegister for Circular Networking Night: impactzero.ca/guest-passSupport the show (https://impactzero.ca/donate)
Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Jordan Smith! He's the founder of Renterii, a sharing platform for Toronto to meet their neighbours, make some money, and save the planet!----- LINKS -----Download Renterii: https://renterii.com/Follow Renterii on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/renteriiapp/ Follow Renterii on Facebook: https://www.linkedin.com/company/renterii/Join the Impact Zero Professional Network: impactzero.ca/prospective-membersJoin the Impact Zero Supporter Network: https://impactzero.ca/get-involved-individual Advisory Services: impactzero.ca/advisory-servicesEngaging Sessions: impactzero.ca/engaging-sessionsDonate to Impact Zero: impactzero.ca/donateEmail Erin: erin@impactzero.caRegister for Circular Networking Night: impactzero.ca/guest-passSupport the show (https://impactzero.ca/donate)
Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Eric Corey Freed! He's a co-author of Circular Economy for Dummies, and tells us all about what it's like to write the book on such a complex topic, how to keep climate anxiety away, and what the magical world of biomimicry could look like!----- LINKS -----Get Circular Economy for Dummies: https://www.adifferentbooklist.com/?searchtype=keyword&qs=circular+economy+for+dummies&qs_file=&q=h.tviewer&using_sb=status&qsb=keywordFollow Eric on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ericcoreyfreedLearn more about the Book: https://circulareconomyfordummies.com/ Join the Impact Zero Network: impactzero.ca/prospective-membersAdvisory Services: impactzero.ca/advisory-servicesEngaging Sessions: impactzero.ca/engaging-sessionsDonate to Impact Zero: impactzero.ca/donateEmail Erin: erin@impactzero.caRegister for Circular Networking Night: impactzero.ca/guest-passSupport the show (https://impactzero.ca/donate)
Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Marc Goldgrub from Green Economy Law Professional Corporation! He's the knowledge we needed about two weeks ago when Erin tried to make her way through the carbon tax explanation. If you liked that episode - you must listen to this in FULL!We talk about what a carbon tax is, if it's really a "tax", how it's different from a cap & trade system, what it means for green investment, what it means for individuals, and much more!----- LINKS -----Learn more about GELPC: www.greeneconomylaw.comGELPC Supreme Court Decision Article: https://www.greeneconomylaw.com/blog/explaining-canadas-constitutional-carbon-pricing-decisionSign up for the GELPC Newsletter: www.greeneconomylaw.com/newsletter-signupFollow GELPC on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/green-economy-law-professional-corporation/ Email Marc: mg@greeneconomylaw.comJoin the Impact Zero Network: impactzero.ca/prospective-membersAdvisory Services: impactzero.ca/advisory-services Engaging Sessions: impactzero.ca/engaging-sessionsDonate to Impact Zero: impactzero.ca/donateEmail Erin: erin@impactzero.caRegister for Circular Networking Night: impactzero.ca/guest-passSupport the show (https://impactzero.ca/donate)
Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Linsay Moran, one of three co-founders of Unwrapit!We talk about what's wrong in the events/expo/swag gifting industry, how to make gifting sustainable, what a swag-less world could look like, what the barriers are right now, and how to start a business with not one, not two, but THREE co-founders?!----- LINKS -----Learn more about Unwrapit: www.unwrapit.comFollow Unwrapit on Twitter: twitter.com/unwrapitdotcom Follow Unwrapit on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/unwrapit Join the Impact Zero Network: impactzero.ca/prospective-membersSponsor the Impact Project Accelerator: impactzero.ca/corporate-sponsorshipsDonate to Impact Zero: impactzero.ca/donatePartner with Impact Zero: erin@impactzero.caJoin Circular Networking Night: impactzero.ca/guest-passSupport the show (https://impactzero.ca/donate)
This week is a solo episode with Erin Andrews, the Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero! We needed to take a second to slow down and talk about the big Supreme Court decision about the federal carbon tax, as well as get grounded again in what Impact Zero is working on which will help make sure this carbon tax doesn't have a negative impact on people who don't have green options and don't have a lot of disposable income. ----- LINKS -----Join the Impact Zero Network: impactzero.ca/prospective-membersSponsor the Impact Project Accelerator: impactzero.ca/corporate-sponsorshipsDonate to Impact Zero: impactzero.ca/donatePartner with Impact Zero: erin@impactzero.caJoin Circular Networking Night: impactzero.ca/guest-passArticles DiscussedCBC: www.cbc.ca/news/politics/supreme-court-federal-carbon-tax-constitutional-case-1.5962687 Financial Post: financialpost.com/opinion/why-the-federal-carbon-tax-wont-work-to-reduce-emissionsSupport the show (https://impactzero.ca/donate)
This week we chat with Christina Quach, she is passionate about bringing an intersectional approach to environmental issues by bridging the gap between social and environmental issues. She comes from a Political Studies and a Social Work background. She has worked and volunteered in advocacy, the child welfare system, engaging in food justice initiatives, bringing environmental issues to social issues courses, and more. Through her social justice work and lens, Christina has seen the relationship between how the environmental impacts human well-being and vice versa. Christina's goal is to inform and address environmental issues from a human rights perspective. ----- LINKS -----Follow Christina on Instagram: www.instagram.com/earthto.tinoJoin the Impact Zero Network: impactzero.ca/prospective-membersSponsor the Impact Project Accelerator: impactzero.ca/corporate-sponsorshipsDonate to Impact Zero: impactzero.ca/donatePartner with Impact Zero: Email ErinJoin Circular Networking Night: impactzero.ca/guest-passSupport the show (https://impactzero.ca/donate)
This week we chat with Charles Binks-Collier, the Founder and CEO of Circulr, a local company looking to reuse reusable packaging. Charles is one of our two Impact Projects participating in our Impact Project Accelerator, and here we chat about why he started Circulr, what their goal is as a company, and why they're doing what they do.----- LINKS -----Learn more about Circulr: Follow Circulr on Instagram: www.instagram.com/circulr.incLike Circulr on Facebook: www.facebook.com/circulrshopJoin the Impact Zero Network: impactzero.ca/prospective-membersSponsor the Impact Project Accelerator: impactzero.ca/corporate-sponsorshipsDonate to Impact Zero: impactzero.ca/donatePartner with Impact Zero: Email ErinJoin Circular Networking Night: impactzero.ca/guest-passVote to get CASE: www.getcase.ca/tellmemore Follow CASE on Instagram: www.instagram.com/casereuseSupport the show (https://impactzero.ca/donate)
This week we chat with a whole panel of guests during the last week of Drawdown Toronto's Just Eat It! Foo Waste Challenge. This last week's interview was so inspiring and informative that we had to re-share it here to the podcast. If you'd like to follow up with the last 6 interviews we produce with Drawdown Toronto, you can watch them at drawdowntoronto.ca/food-waste-challengeAngelina La is lead of Waste Watchers, a youth-led group working to take action on food waste in the GTHA. (@food_unity_) Leslie Solomonian is the co-founder of Naturopathic Doctors for Environmental and Social Trust (NEST), to support the naturopathic profession to engage in advocacy for the social and ecological determinants of planetary health. (@nestnds) Dr. Antonia Sappong & Lindura Sappong are the co-founders of Plastic Free Toronto, where they work together to educate and inspire their community to deal with issues of environmental pollution, climate change, poverty, and institutionalized racism. (@plasticfreeto) Tony Colley is the owner of B12Give, a local company that donates excess food waste from businesses and redistributes it to organizations helping to feed food-insecure communities. (@b12give)----- LINKS -----Learn more about Drawdown Toronto: drawdowntoronto.ca/food-waste-challengeFollow Drawdown Toronto on Instagram: www.instagram.com/drawdowntorontoJoin the Impact Zero Network: impactzero.ca/prospective-membersSponsor the Impact Project Accelerator: impactzero.ca/corporate-sponsorshipsDonate to Impact Zero: impactzero.ca/donatePartner with Impact Zero: Email ErinJoin a Circular Networking Night: impactzero.ca/guest-passLearn More about I LIVE ECO: www.iliveeco.coFollow I LIVE ECO on Instagram: www.instagram.com/iliveecoSupport the show (https://impactzero.ca/donate)
This week we chat with Ally Mitchell, the Founder and Owner of Ocean Plastic Pots. Ocean Plastic Pots is inspired by Ally Mitchell’s passion and determination to help turn the tide on the large volume of plastic found in our seas, causing grave harm to the future of our planet. Together we chat about why he started Ocean Plastic Pots, how to change consumer mindsets, how he's incorporated circular economy into his product design and how his manufacturing process is entirely zero-waste!----- LINKS -----Learn more about Ocean Plastic Pots: oceanplasticpots.comFollow Ocean Plastic Pots on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ocean.plastic.pots Join the Impact Zero Network: impactzero.ca/prospective-membersSponsor the Impact Project Accelerator: impactzero.ca/corporate-sponsorshipsDonate to Impact Zero: impactzero.ca/donatePartner with Impact Zero: Email ErinJoin a Circular Networking Night: impactzero.ca/guest-passLearn More about A Greener Future: www.agreenerfuture.caWatch the SHORELINE Trailer: www.agreenerfuture.ca/shorelineFollow A Greener Future on Instagram: www.instagram.com/agreenerfutureSupport the show (https://impactzero.ca/donate)
Join Erin Andrews as she chats with Frances Edmonds, the Head of Sustainability at HP Canada. We talk about why giving employees paid volunteer time off of their day job makes businesses more money, how HP attributes over $1 billion of their revenue to their sustainability initiatives, how to reduce the carbon footprint of a laptop, and much more!----- LINKS -----HP Refresh:  www.hp.com/ca/en/solutions/education/refresh.htmlLearn more about Sustainability at HP: www.hp.com/ca/en/hp-information/sustainable-impact.htmlSustainable Purchasing Guide: www.hp.com/go/sustainablepurchasing Learn more about Instant Ink: store.hp.com/CanadaStore/Merch/Join the Impact Zero Network: impactzero.ca/prospective-membersSponsor the Impact Project Accelerator: impactzero.ca/corporate-sponsorshipsDonate to Impact Zero: impactzero.ca/donatePartner with Impact Zero: Email ErinJoin a Circular Networking Night: impactzero.ca/guest-passLearn More about The Fiddlehead Project: www.fiddleheadproject.comFollow The Fiddlehead Project on Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefiddleheadprojectFollow The Fiddlehead Project on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UChFDKrZZOQqR0sFoRUJTDkgSupport the show (https://impactzero.ca/donate)
Join Erin Andrews as she chats with Dr. Dianne Saxe, the founder of Saxe Facts and Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Ontario. She shares with us how she got into politics from her long career as an environmental lawyer, and what the Ford government did with Bill 57 to essentially erase Ontario's ability to reconcile between government environmental initiatives and the true impact those initiatives have on our natural spaces.Impact Zero has no affiliations with the Green Party of Ontario except the obvious shared values that people & planet matter! :)----- LINKS -----Attend Massey is Missing: Black Voices in Climate Action (Feb 18th): www.eventbrite.ca/e/massey-is-missing-cop26-black-voices-in-climate-action-tickets-139318654847Petition - Level Playing Field for Small Business: votefordianne.ca/petition/small-businessLearn more about Saxe Facts: saxefacts.comListen to Climate Heroes Podcast: saxefacts.com/climate-podcastFollow Dr. Dianne Saxe on Twitter: twitter.com/envirolaw1Follow Dr. Dianne Saxe on Instagram: www.instagram.com/dianne.saxeJoin the Impact Zero Network: impactzero.ca/prospective-membersSponsor the Impact Project Accelerator: impactzero.ca/corporate-sponsorshipsDonate to Impact Zero: impactzero.ca/donatePartner with Impact Zero: Email ErinLearn More about Pitch It Green: www.pitchitgreen.orgFollow Pitch It Green on Instagram: instagram.com/pitchitgreenFollow Pitch It Green on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pitch-it-greenSupport the show (https://impactzero.ca/donate)
Join Erin Andrews as she chats with Kristen Hosick, the Owner of Front Porch Refillery. She shares with us what it's like to actually own not just a small circular business, but one that she runs on the side of being a nurse and mom of two small children!Together we talk about why she started Front Porch Refillery, from learning that only 9% of all plastic produced in Canada has ever been recycled, to driving around York Region filling up containers herself! We go right into what the difficulties are owning a small business, from mindset to community - and ways that individuals can support the movement by using what they have before buying new.----- LINKS -----Learn more about Front Porch Refillery: https://frontporchrefillery.ca/Follow Front Porch Refillery on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/front.porch.refillery/Join the Impact Zero Network: https://impactzero.ca/prospective-membersPartner with Impact Zero: Email ErinWork with Aevi Solutions: https://www.aevisolutions.com/Read about Aevi Solutions: https://www.aevisolutions.com/simplifying-sustainabilitySupport the show (https://impactzero.ca/donate)
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