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This podcast interviews successful entrepreneurs and scientists about newest climate solutions in all sectors (food, agriculture, raw materials, fashion, etc.) to increase awareness to business owners, investors, and private persons. Also to stay positive, engaged and hopeful that this man made problem can be solved by us. Through SUSTAINNOW, listeners learn, get inspired, and get connected with the wider community, and together help build a better future. The podcast was founded in 2021 by ...
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Welcome back to the SustainNOW Podcast, where you learn from the newest sustainable innovations from founders and scientists. Today, we're taking a deep dive into the realm of energy storage with a particular focus on advanced battery designs. Joining us is Paul, the visionary mind behind 8inks, a company committed to revolutionizing the lithium-io…
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Today, we're focusing on MuteBox, a company dedicated to redefining workspace design by offering modular phone booths and meeting rooms with a sustainability focus. Joining us are Christian Toft Bach, who is leading MuteBox's marketing efforts and joint the company almost from day 1, and Adil Sheikh, who is focusing on the design of Mutebox to redu…
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This episode was funded by listeners like you. For more details on how to help support our podcast and gain access to exclusive content, please see our Patreon page. Show Notes: In Episode 81, Megan, Cindy, Carolina, and Althea walk through their Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) Annual Conference on Teaching (ACT) talk! The episode was …
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In today's episode we will explore the world of scaling bioeconomy to replace 50% of petrochemical products in the future. That is the bold vision of Synonym, a company dedicated to accelerating the transition to better, more sustainable materials through bioproducts. Joining us today is Joshua Lachter, Co-founder and Chief Business Officer of Syno…
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Today, I have the pleasure of sitting down with Philippe Birker, co-founder of Climate Farmers. This company is on a mission to revolutionize agriculture by building the necessary infrastructure to scale up regenerative practices. How? By developing an ecosystem measurement system that serves as a baseline for financing the transformation to regene…
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This episode was funded by listeners like you. For more details on how to help support our podcast and gain access to exclusive content, please see our Patreon page. Show Notes: In Episode 80, Cindy interviews Kareem Farah, CEO and co-founder of the Modern Classrooms Project. To access their free course go to: http://learn.modernclassrooms.org/.…
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In today's episode, I am speaking to Doris Hafenbradls, CTO and Managing Director of Electrochaea. Doris has enjoyed a successful career as scientist and corporate executive in the biotech and pharma industry in the US and Europe. She joined Electrochaea from Axxam, a leading provider of integrated discovery services for the life sciences industry,…
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This episode was funded by listeners like you. For more details on how to help support our podcast and gain access to exclusive content, please see our Patreon page. Show Notes: In Episode 79, Althea interviews Spencer Russell, an award-winning teacher and educator about early childhood literacy. You can learn more about Spencer's approach to early…
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This episode was funded by listeners like you. For more details on how to help support our podcast and gain access to exclusive content, please see our Patreon page. Show Notes: In Episode 78, Megan, Cindy, Carolina, and Althea talk through the resources available on learningscientists.org.Kirjoittanut Learning Scientists
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Today I am talking with Lara Bryant, Deputy Director of NRDC (The Nature Resource Defence Council) in USA. Lara has a background in chemistry and studied plant and Soil Science and has a master’s degree in public administration in environmental science and policy from Columbia University. NRDC is a Non-Profit organization with more than 3 million m…
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In today's episode, I am speaking with Rose Sharifian and Ruben Brands. Rose is CTO and co-founder of CDR startup SeaO2. She is a chemical engineer and petroleum engineer by training, who is researched, for the last 5 years, the electrochemical oceanic carbon capture during her PhD at University of Delft, Netherlands. My second interview partner is…
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This episode was funded by listeners like you. For more details on how to help support our podcast and gain access to exclusive content, please see our Patreon page. Show Notes: In Episode 77, Megan interviews Maxim Vickerie and Adam Smith from EF+Math, a program supported by the nonprofit AERDF. Megan recently learned about a report that came from…
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In today's episode, I am speaking with Stephanie Bischof, Managing Director Airfix. Stephanie worked for more than 10 years in finance for large international companies like coca-cola and svwarowski. A movie about soil health led her to move into the climate field. Since the spring of 2022, she has led a subsidiary of South Pole in the field of bio…
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In today's episode, I am speaking with Nirav Patel, founder and CEO of Framework. He is a former engineer at Oculus VR, Apple and Facebook. Framework is founded on the philosophy that the greatest positive environmental impact can come from creating products that last longer, thus generating less waste. The first 2 products are laptops which can be…
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This episode was funded by listeners like you. For more details on how to help support our podcast and gain access to exclusive content, please see our Patreon page. Show Notes: In Episode 76, Cindy interviews Sarah Oberle (@S_Oberle) about the intersection between research and education. As both a researcher and educator, Sarah has a unique perspe…
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In today's episode, I'm speaking with Dana Yarden, co-founder of BioBetter. Their vision is to solve one of the biggest bottlenecks in advancing cultivated meat to mass production. They have invented a new way of creating growth factors, cheaper and faster, for the cultivated meat industry. Biobetter harnesses the inherent advantages of tobacco pla…
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On May 24, 2023, Friederike von Waldenfels, CEO of Forestrock and Founder of SustainNOW, spoke at the SCORE! – Swiss Conference for Retail and E-Commerce at StageOne in Zurich-Oerlikon. In her keynote, she talks about "Green Retail - From Prejudice to Successful Opportunities." This special episode has been created to showcase the fantastic keynote…
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In todays episode, I am speaking with Milo Stössel, co-founder and CEO of the Swiss transportation startup quickpac. Their vision is to fulfill the transition of ecommerce to be more sustainable and seamless. Quickpac is the only one in Switzerland with a 100% electric vehicle fleet for last mile delivery. Founded in 2019, quickpac quickly scaled u…
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This episode was funded by listeners like you. For more details on how to help support our podcast and gain access to exclusive content, please see our Patreon page. Show Notes: In Episode 75, Megan, Cindy, Carolina, and Althea talk about their new book, Ace That Test: A Student’s Guide to Learning Better. They provide an overview of the book, prov…
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In todays episode, I am speaking with Ted-Li, co-founder of Oaesense. Oasense developed a self-powered smart showerhead that helps people conserve up to 60% of water and energy by switching off automatically when you step away. Ted-Li has an engineering background and worked in different sensor focused companies as well at Apple. He joined as co-fo…
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In today's episode, I am speaking with Tim Schumacher. Tim is a German Investor and Entrepreneur with a long-term focus on Impact and Climate. He co-founded and led the publicly traded Sedo.com as CEO for ten years. Since 2012, he has founded and invested in multiple start-ups like Eyeo (makers of Adblock Plus), SaaS.group, Zolar, CarbonCloud, Pach…
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Content warning: Please be advised that in this episode we discuss the topic of suicide in depth with a lived experience story. Matt reads a part of his book where a mother describes her personal experience with this topic. This episode was funded by listeners like you. For more details on how to help support our podcast and gain access to exclusiv…
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This episode was funded by listeners like you. For more details on how to help support our podcast and gain access to exclusive content, please see our Patreon page. Show Notes: In Episode 73 Althea interview Mark Schneider, Director of the Institute of Educational Sciences (IES). Mark discusses some of the challenges facing educators today and how…
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In today's episode, I am speaking with Sabine Stuiver, co-founder and CMO of Hydraloop. Their mission is to empower people and organizations to save water and energy whilst retaining the comfort of living. Their product is a circular water system for family and multi-family homes. So you can use the shower water to flush your toilet or to water you…
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This episode was funded by listeners like you. For more details on how to help support our podcast and gain access to exclusive content, please see our Patreon page. Show Notes: In Episode 72, Althea interviews Jerry Apps and Natasha Kassulke, authors of Planting an Idea: A Guidebook to Critical and Creative Thinking about Environmental Problems. C…
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This episode was funded by listeners like you. For more details on how to help support our podcast and gain access to exclusive content, please see our Patreon page. Show Notes: In Episode 71, Althea interviews John Hattie, author of Visible Learning. They talk about his newest book, Visible Learning: The Sequel.…
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In todays episode, I am speaking with Jonas Warmstad, founder and CMO of Drupps. Their vision is to recycle industrial evaporated wastewater into drinking water while recycling a lot of heat at the same time. Jonas says about himself that he is an engineer with too little patience to be an engineer. He wants to solve sustainability problems and the…
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In todays episode, I am speaking with Lynsey, CFO of the US startup Pairwise. Their mission is to build a healthier world through better fruits and vegetables by using CRISPR as technology. Prior to joining Pairwise in 2020, Lynsey served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer at Calysta, a biotechnology company developing alte…
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This episode was funded by listeners like you. For more details on how to help support our podcast and gain access to exclusive content, please see our Patreon page. Show Notes: In Episode 70, Cindy interviews John Dunlosky from Kent State University and Regan Gurung from Oregon State University. John and Regan recently published a book entitled St…
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Today, we're joined by Till Quack, the visionary founder of Zerofy, a company with a mission to simplify a zero-carbon life for households. Till is a Swiss entrepreneur and product builder who uses his expertise in computer vision to help make a positive impact on the world. In this episode, we delve into the world of personal carbon tracking and i…
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This episode was funded by listeners like you. For more details on how to help support our podcast and gain access to exclusive content, please see our Patreon page. Show Notes: In Episode 69, Cindy interviews Garth Neufeld from Cascadia College and Eric Landrum from Boise State University. Eric and Garth co-host the Psych Sessions Podcast. On thei…
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In todays episode, I am speaking with Isabella, Founder and CEO of Bosque Foods. Their mission is to create the best tasting and minimally processed, whole-cut meat and fish alternatives grown naturally from fungal mycelium. Isabella has an academic background in sustainability and agriculture. She has spent her career building startups in the Unit…
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In todays episode, I am speaking with May Yap, co-founder and CEO of Lithos Carbon. The team's mission is to accelerate mineral weathering at the gigaton scale. They are using volcanic stone basalt to speed up the Earth’s naturally carbon capture process in the soil and ocean. Farmers are spraying individual adapted basalt on their farmland to capt…
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This episode was funded by listeners like you. In today's episode, we feature one of our patrons, David Handel, MD. David is the CEO and co-founder of iDoRecall.com. iDoRecall is a unique spaced repetition flashcard app that enables you to create flashcards linked to the relevant location in your learning materials, where you just learned something…
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