Previous Shows

Impact! with John Shegerian produces new episodes every week. Visit regularly to explore our archive of past conversations below.

Taking Sustainability to the Next Level with ‘Confessions of a Radical Industrialist’ Author Ray Anderson

John and Mike talk with Ray Anderson, the founder and Chairman of Interface, Inc., the leading carpet manufacturer in the world. As one of the preeminent green revolutionaries, Ray works to build an industrial system that focuses on resource productivity and actually improves the environment. Ray discusses the competitive advantage of sustainability as part of […]

Taking Steps to Protect Future Generations with ‘Show Me the Green!’s Leigh Steinberg

On today’s show, John and Mike speak with Leigh Steinberg, the legendary sports agent who served as the inspiration for the hit movie Jerry Maguire. Leigh discusses one of the main concerns of the green revolution: protecting future generations. After watching Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, Leigh was encouraged to take action to protect not […]

Building the Nation’s Largest Green Business Enterprise Database with GenGreenLife.com’s Charisse McAuliffe

Today John and Mike speak with Charisse McAuliffe, the founder and CEO of GenGreenLife.com, the largest database of green businesses and organizations on the Web. The database connects individuals with green business enterprises and creates a place where consumers can view all of the available green resources in their area. You can find businesses for […]

Discussing Green Career Training with Green University’s Felix Ortiz

This week, John and Mike talk with Felix Ortiz, the founder and visionary behind Green University, a green career training center. Felix explains that the university will educate and train the workforce to become green consultants. Students at Green University will obtain certifications upon graduation that will allow them to serve as consultants on projects […]

Emerging Technologies in the Green Revolution with AlwaysOn Media’s Ed Ring

John and Mike talk with Ed Ring, the Greentech and Politics Editor at AlwaysOn Media, about green conferences hosted for entrepreneurs by the organization and about emerging technologies in the green revolution. Ed evaluates the “intersection of technology and government” and emphasizes the relevance of green technologies and solutions. The conferences provide an opportunity for […]

Working Toward a Sustainable Future with Global Green USA’s Matt Petersen

John and Mike speak with Matt Petersen, the President and CEO of Global Green USA, a national environmental nonprofit working toward a sustainable future. With the support of both political and entertainment communities, Global Green USA works on project such as providing affordable housing, developing green schools with more positive learning environments for students and […]

Innovative Technology to Eliminate Paper Waste with GreenPrint’s Hayden Hamilton

John and Mike meet with Hayden Hamilton, the developer of the innovative GreenPrint product. Launched in the fall of 2006, GreenPrint software was created in order to eliminate excessive paper waste and help the environment by removing unnecessary pages from print jobs. This technology saves the average household $100 a year; you can also track […]

Publicizing the Green Lodging Industry with Green Lodging News’ Glenn Hasek

John and Mike speak with Glenn Hasek, who launched Green Lodging News — one of the premier lodging publications that provides information on properties that are “greening” the industry. With more than 20 years of experience writing and editing, Glenn started Green Lodging News as a way to discuss how hotels and motels clean up […]

Sharing Green Technology with the World with VerdeXchange Institute’s David Abel

John and Mike talk with David Abel, the Chairman and Managing Director of the VerdeXchange Institute, a think tank that publishes green ideas. David seeks to “lift the level of understanding in the new [green] marketplace” and, with over 25 years of publishing experience, share green technology with the world. VerdeXchange hosts an annual conference […]

Getting Solar Installed with 4th Day Energy’s Duane Deister

John and Mike meet with Duane Deister, the President and owner of 4th Day Energy, a solar panel installation company located in the Central Valley of California. Having installed his first two systems in 1999, Duane has been working with solar energy since before the “green revolution.” With the cost of utilities skyrocketing, implementing solar […]

Discussing Ways to Access Green Capital with ThinkEquity’s Shez Bandukwala

John and Mike speak with Shez Bandukwala, a partner and the head of alternative energy investment banking at ThinkEquity, an investment banking firm. Shez works to identify green trends and opportunities in all sectors and assist entrepreneurs and investors with accessing green capital. As consumers, we don’t want to pay extra green for green technologies, […]

Conserving Rainforest Biodiversity with Rainforest Alliance’s Chris Wille

John and Mike speak with Chris Wille, the Chief of the Rainforest Alliance’s Sustainable Agriculture Program. The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity, preserve the ecological integrity of the rain forest, and promote sustainability. Chris explains the Rainforest Alliance certification process, which is geared toward ensuring sustainability and helping not only the consumers, but also […]