Previous Shows

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

Making Progress in a Green-Minded City with the City of Atlanta’s Mandy Mahoney

Green is Good’s John and Mike welcome Mandy Mahoney, Director of Sustainability for the City of Atlanta. Mahoney happily tells “Green is Good” that Atlanta is a progressive, green-minded city that is really turning heads nationwide. Among several initiatives currently underway, the city is focusing on ramping up its energy efficiency. “Energy efficiency is the […]

Spreading Awareness About Earth-Friendly Drinking Bottles with Green Planet Bottling’s Brad Schulman

Brad Schulman of Green Planet Bottling helps spread awareness about earth-friendly drinking containers. Schulman’s company, Green Planet Bottling, makes natural bottles that are completely compostable and safe for use. “There’s a pandemic worldwide with the use of chemical-based plastics,” Schulman says. “We have a solution for that, and it’s made from plants, not oil.” Green […]

Connecting Religion and Environmental Stewardship with Interfaith Power & Light’s Rev. Sally Bingham

Rev. Sally Bingham of Interfaith Power & Light speaks to “Green is Good” to about her organization, Interfaith Power & Light, a faith-based response to global warming that incorporates more than 10,000 congregations. “We’d like to see the religious community leading the environmental movement,” Bingham says. Based at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, Rev. Bingham has […]

Leading the Green Age with New Leaf’s Jeff Mendelsohn

Jeff Mendelsohn founded New Leaf Paper in 1998, long before the green revolution. Mendelsohn entered the paper business in 1991 in New York, but his thought process shifted green soon after, as he was itching to do something with less environmental impact. “New Leaf is the fruition of my original vision,” Mendelsohn says. “By 1998, […]

Practicing Sustainable Winemaking Techniques with The Charles Krug Winery’s Peter Mondavi

As John and Mike debut an hour-long format for “Green is Good,” they welcome legendary winemaker Peter Mondavi and Lyndon Rive of Solar City. Mondavi, responsible for the Charles Krug brand, has been practicing sustainable winemaking techniques in Napa Valley for years. The company harvests its grapes with as much natural control as possible, and […]

Making Solar Power Affordable with Solar City’s Lyndon Rive

Rive got into the solar business to help speed up the adoption rate of solar energy. “We asked our customers, ‘What’s preventing you from going solar?’ The number one reason was the upfront costs,” Rive recalls. “We focused on reducing the cost, but that wasn’t enough. That’s when we invented the solar lease program.” The […]

Opening the Door to Safe Household Products with Seventh Generation’s Jeffrey Hollender

In-home toxic chemicals are all around us. John and Mike learn from Jeffrey Hollender from Seventh Generation that it doesn’t have to be that way. Hollender, an accomplished CEO, author, blogger and green living pioneer, actually birthed Seventh Generation from a book he wrote in the 1980s, How to Make the World a Better Place. […]

Making Public Education Green with the New York High School for Environmental Studies

In this episode, John and Mike learn about the New York High School for Environmental Studies, a Manhattan-based high school of nearly 1,500 students that focuses on environmental issues. John, who grew up in New York, is especially interested in this budding school, which has been open since 1992. Both John and the students — […]

Combating E-waste with Reuse with UsedCisco.com’s Joshua Levitt

Joshua Levitt, the Managing Director of UsedCisco.com, the world’s largest online network hardware outlet, tells John and Mike how the website is offering great value to its customers and an eco-friendly focus — reuse as much as possible. “We looked at all the trends toward the environment,” Levitt says. “We figured selling and reusing preowned […]

Greening the Future with The Ovie Mughelli Foundation’s Ovie Mughelli

Ovie Mughelli of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons joins John and Mike to talk about his Ovie Mughelli Foundation, and how he is using his star status to reach children and teach them how they can care for the environment and make important green lifestyle changes. Mughelli tells John and Mike that his foundation really took […]

Changing the Packing and Shipping Industry with UsedCardboardBoxes.com’s Marty Metro

Following co-host Mike Brady’s move into a new home, John and Mike welcome Marty Metro, founder of UsedCardboardBoxes.com, to discuss how his company is changing the packing and shipping industry in a low-impact, eco-friendly way. “I realized there was a big disconnect with people throwing away boxes and people needing boxes,” Metro tells John and […]

Putting Eco-friendly Cleaning Solutions on the Market with Bayes Cleaners’ Mark Cunningham

Mark Cunningham of Bayes Cleaners talks to John and Mike about eco-friendly cleaning. Cunningham, who has a background in cleaning supply distribution, was frustrated with the lack of safe, eco-friendly cleaning solutions on the market. After nearly a year of perfecting a solution, Bayes Cleaners was born. Cunningham describes the difficulties in creating a powerful, […]