Previous Shows

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

Committing to Socially Responsible Technology with Panasonic’s David Thompson

John and Mike speak with David Thompson, Director of Panasonic’s Environmental Department. Since the 1930s, Panasonic has been committed to socially responsible technology, so that the corporation can “contribute to the betterment of society” through its products. In today’s society, Panasonic focuses on green goals — not only for its products, but also for its […]

Sustainably Measuring Company Performance with ‘The Triple Bottom Line’ author Andrew Savitz

John and Mike talk sustainable business practices with Andrew Savitz, founder of sustainability consultancy Sustainable Business Strategies and author of The Triple Bottom Line. Savitz outlines his “triple threat” of sustainability focus — people, planet and profits — and how he uses this to measure companies’ performance not only economically, but also sustainably. In this […]

Working to Eliminate the Use of Toxic Materials with Going Green with EnviroBro’s Leonard Robinson

John and Mike speak with Leonard Robinson, the Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control. In addition to starting numerous recycling programs and hosting his own radio show, “Going Green with EnviroBro,” Leonard works to eliminate the use of toxic materials. Alongside Gov. Schwarzenegger, Leonard seeks to educate the public on […]

Greening the Waste and Recycling Industry with Waste & Recycling News’ Allan Gerlat

John and Mike talk with Allan Gerlat, the editor of Waste & Recycling News, the top publication greening the waste and recycling industries. Currently in its 15th year of circulation, Waste & Recycling News leads the waste industry into the green revolution by delving into current events and green issues. Allan discusses the green movement […]

Saving Money and Eating Organic with Organic Authority’s Laura Klein

John and Mike speak with Laura Klein, an organic expert with a green mission. Laura became interested in organic food and green products after enrolling in culinary school, where she learned one of the biggest secrets of top chefs: using organic ingredients. With her websites, organicauthority.com and laurakleingreenclub.com, Laura seeks to improve your quality of […]

Providing Tips for Greener Living with Smart2BGreen’s Bill Gueringer

On this show, John and Mike speak with Bill Gueringer, the founder of Smart2BGreen, an eco-newsletter providing tips for greener living. With more than 35,000 subscribers and counting, Smart2BGreen provides information to help people live a more sustainable life. The newsletter is a humorous forum with a green mission: to show people that a few […]

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 […]