Previous Shows

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

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 […]

How to Live Smart, Strong and Sustainably with Mother Nature Network’s Chuck Leavell

Chuck Leavell, the keyboardist for the Rolling Stones, leaves the stage behind for a bit to speak with John and Mike about his journey as an environmentalist. As the Director of Environmental Affairs for the Mother Nature Network (MNN), the premier source for news and information on environmental issues, Chuck works to inform and educate […]

Discussing Ways Green Business Can Save Millions with ‘Green Recovery’ Author Andrew Winston

This week, John and Mike meet with Andrew Winston, who discusses the green revolution, why going green still matters, and how to go green in hard economic times. Andrew, nicknamed the “Planet Defender,” explains how going green after a recession can help your company dominate the marketplace and create new opportunities for problem solving. Pick […]

Promoting Company-Wide Sustainability with Lipton Tea’s Michiel Leijnse

John and Mike speak with Michiel Leijnse, the global brand development manager for Lipton tea, about bringing the sustainability mission to Lipton. Michiel discusses Lipton’s plan to extend Rainforest Alliance certification to all Lipton tea bags globally by 2015, in order to continue enacting and promoting such principles as water and ecosystem conservation. Lipton has […]

Helping Big Brands Reduce Environmental Impact wtih the ‘Truth About Green Business’ Author Gil Friend

Gil Friend, who just released a new book titled The Truth About Green Business, speaks with John and Mike about sustainable business and how you “don’t have to choose between making money and making sense.” After 40+ years working with green businesses, Gil has helped companies like Coca-Cola, General Mills, Hewlett Packard and PG&E make […]

Focusing on the Economics of Recycing with RecycleBank’s Ron Gonen

Today, John and Mike interview Ron Gonen, the co-founder of RecycleBank, a program that focuses on the economics of recycling and diverting waste from landfills. RecycleBank allows residents to earn reward points based on how much material their household recycles, and then redeem those points for rewards from stores such as Target or Sears. Listen […]

Connecting Green Issues and Business Ventures with Paul Mitchell Hair Products’ John Paul DeJoria

This week, John and Mike interview a guest who was green before it was cool: John Paul DeJoria, the co-founder of Paul Mitchell hair products. From developing the Tea Tree products line in conjunction with American Forests — a nonprofit group devoted to preserving and growing trees — to starting the first hair company that […]