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A Common Love of Food with Spencer and Sophia Rascoff

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of vertical social media platforms, the father-daughter Rascoff duo was inspired to develop Recon Food, a vertical social media app that brings people together through a shared love of food. They were moved by the many aspects of social media that felt unhealthy, and food was […]

Committing to Socially Responsible Technology with David Thompson

David A. Thompson, Director of Environmental Affairs at Panasonic Corporation of North America, returns to Green is Good to discuss his nearly 30-year environmental journey with the company. In the past, Thompson has worked on initiatives on recycling batteries and curbing the growing e-waste problem. This has led to an increased focus on green education. […]

Turning Failures into Opportunities with Christina Qi

Christina Qi is the CEO of Databento, an on-demand market data platform. She formerly founded Domeyard LP, a hedge fund focused on high frequency trading (HFT) that traded up to $7.1 billion USD per day. Failing to earn a job offer after a Wall Street internship, Christina started Domeyard from her dorm room with $1000 […]

Bringing Sustainability to Live Sports & Entertainment with Becky Dale & John Marler

As the Manager of Environmental Sustainability Programs and Initiatives at AEG, Becky Dale is responsible for managing AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s corporate environmental sustainability program. In this role, she works with more than 70 AEG venues and events worldwide to measure and reduce the company’s environmental impact. Additionally, Becky manages AEG’s corporate sustainability communications, including the […]

Engineering the Future with Shamilka Samarasinha

Shamilka Samarasinha is the Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for EPAM Systems, a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and development services. With more than 20 years of professional experience in the public and private sector, her expertise includes consulting, operations, leadership and account management. Prior to joining EPAM, Ms. Samarasinha served as […]

Creating a Sustainable Airline with Jacqueline Drumheller

Jacqueline Drumheller is the sustainability manager for Alaska Airlines, where she is on a mission to make her company the aviation leader in environmental stewardship. Prior to joining Alaska Airlines in 1997, she worked in both the environmental consulting industry as well as hazardous waste management, treatment and disposal industry. During her career, she has […]

Talking to Hollywood’s Mr. Environment, Ed Begley, Jr.

Inspired by the works of his Academy Award-winning father, Ed Begley Jr. became an actor. He first came to audiences’ attention for his portrayal of Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the long-running hit television series St. Elsewhere, for which he received six Emmy nominations. Since then, Ed has moved easily among feature, television and theatre projects. […]

Designing Products with Recycling in Mind with John Taylor

John Taylor is vice president of public affairs and communications for LG Electronics USA, Inc., and its U.S. research subsidiary, Zenith Electronics, a long-time leader in digital HDTV. As LG’s senior U.S. industry relations and government affairs executive, and head of the LG Washington office, John represents the company before the U.S. government. Since 2000, […]

Being Green is Easy with Neil LeBlanc

Neil began his professional career at the Walker Magnetics Group in 1978. Over his 20-year career at WMG, he held a variety of sales and marketing positions. In 1998, he joined Caterpillar Inc., where he is still employed today. Neil is the Commercial Manager of a strategic business unit, which manufactures products used by Caterpillar’s […]

Sustainable Life at Home with Lorna Montalvo

Lorna joined IKEA in 2008 as the Local Marketing Manager for New York City, after previously working as a reporter for the Bronx Times Reporter/ NY Post/Newscorp and a Press Secretary Assistant for the Office of Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion. With IKEA, Lorna works with key local community partners, politicians, local businesses and influencers […]

One Tough Out with Rod Carew

Rod Carew is a baseball Hall of Famer who played for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels. He won 7 AL batting titles, was a 18x All Star, the 1967 AL rookie of the year, and 1977 AL MVP. After retirement he has dedicated his life to ending childhood cancer in partnership with Pediatric Cancer […]

Taking a Holistic Approach to Sustainability with Joy Lehman

Joy Lehman is the Global Sustainability Manager at The Hertz Corporation. Throughout her three-plus years with the company, she has been responsible for the development and implantation of the company’s global sustainability strategies that aim to improve the company’s environmental performance, sustainable transport options, increase efficiency, reduce costs and position the company as an industry […]