Previous Shows

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

May 28, 2010

Discussing Green Development in Kern County with On Earth Magazine’s Michael Behar

In this show, green writer Michael Behar joins Mike and John to discuss a storyline investigation he recently did on renewable energy in “Red America,” Kern County, CA, for the NRDC’s OnEarth magazine. “What Kern did was memorize the California Environmental Quality Act,” Behar says. “They’re really good at navigating it, and when a developer […]

May 21, 2010

Helping Company Workers Live Green with Green Nurture’s Derrick Mains

Derrick Mains, CEO and founder of Green Nurture, joins “Green is Good” to talk about sustainability and how it encompasses his day-to-day life. The basis of Green Nurture is quite simply to help company employees learn and live sustainability-fueled lives. Green Nurture, which acts as a “sustainability consultant” to companies of 10 more employees, empowers […]

May 21, 2010

Staying on the Cutting-Edge of Green Thinking with Hewlett-Packard’s Michelle Price

In this show, Michelle Price, Hewlett-Packard’s Manager of Worldwide Environmental Strategic Marketing, Imaging and Printing Group, discusses the company’s longstanding green practices and how it is staying on the cutting edge of the green technology movement. Price says H-P has focused on the environment and sustainability for more than 50 years. H-P was one of […]

May 14, 2010

Cutting Down on Food Waste with Simple Steps’ Wendy Gordon

Wendy Gordon, editor of and an executive at the NRDC, comes to “Green is Good” to discuss food waste. Surprisingly, the average family of four throws out 122 pounds of edible food per month — that’s 13% of our solid waste, or 30 million tons per year! The food chain encompasses everyone — from […]

May 14, 2010

Recycling for the Future with Recycling Today’s Jim Keefe

On the second half of the show, John and Mike chat with Jim Keefe, Publisher of Recycling Today magazine. Keefe says recycling is so easy that everyone can do it — the most important thing to keep in mind is remembering that recycling makes future consumer goods, saving the consumer money without compromising quality. “If […]

May 7, 2010

Finding Localized Green-Living Solutions with’s Charisse McAuliffe

Charisse McAuliffe, founder and CEO of, returns to “Green is Good” as the show’s first-ever repeat guest.’s tagline is “Find the green in everything… locally,” and the site has become the go-to spot to find localized green-living solutions. The site features the largest green directory in the United States, making it easier than […]

May 7, 2010

Greening America, City by City with Green America Today’s Denise Hamler

In this show, Denise Hamler of Green America Today talks to John and Mike about greening America, city by city. “There are so many ways for us to use the power of our dollar to really make change,” Hamler says. “The whole idea of Green America is to give people those economic strategies and tools […]

April 30, 2010

Making Organic Fashionable with FASE Founder Marci Zaroff

“Green is Good” welcomes Marci Zaroff, founder and CEO of FASE (Fashion Art Soul and Earth), a green fashion company based out of Florida. “I’ve always been a fashion consumer,” Zaroff reveals. After a decade of working in the organic health and beauty field, she discovered the missing link. “It dawned on me that you […]

April 30, 2010

Improving Environmental Standards with Timberland’s Betsy Blaisdell

In this show, John and Mike talk with Betsy Blaisdell, Senior Manager of Environmental Stewardship at Timberland. Timberland, which operates in more than 20 countries all over the world, has long engaged in improving environmental standards in its operations and manufacturing. “[Timberland] has this great outdoor culture, because we’re in the outdoor industry,” Blaisdell says […]

April 23, 2010

‘Starting Up Green’ with Author Glenn Croston

“Green is Good” welcomes Glenn Croston, author of 75 Green Businesses and Starting Up Green. Croston, whose interest in green businesses started simply with hopes of creating a better world for his children and future generations, is here to say that it is not very hard to start up a green business. Croston looks forward […]

April 23, 2010

Becoming a Green Pioneer with Molson Coors’ Barton Alexander

In this show, John and Mike welcome Barton Alexander from Molson Coors. Alexander, Global Vice President of Alcohol Policy and Corporate Responsibility for the company, proudly states that Molson Coors has long had the makings of a green pioneer. The basis of Coors and Molson products is the astoundingly pure water. Molson Coors signed the […]

April 16, 2010

Tapping the Ceilings of the Electronic Waste Industry with International Electronics Recycling Conference and Expo’s Ismail Oyekan

Ismail Oyekan, who has a long history in the electronic waste industry, founded the International Electronics Recycling Conference and Expo after realizing there was no ceiling to the industry’s potential. The conference and expo brings people together from all over the world to see the importance of recycling and reuse. “I realized there weren’t too […]