Previous Shows

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

January 28, 2011

The Beauty of the Right Ingredients with Kiss My Face’s Bob MacLeod

Bob MacLeod co-founded Kiss My Face after simply being inspired by a generous bar of olive oil soap in Upstate New York in the late 1970s. After a year or so of making natural soaps, earth-friendly lotion followed, and the company began an unintentional eco-revolution starting in the early ’80s. Fast-forward to today, and Kiss […]

January 28, 2011

Green Beauty in the Celebrity World with Green Beauty Expert Paige Padgett

Celebrities looking to green their beautification process turn to Paige Padgett, Hollywood’s foremost green beauty expert. Padgett’s motivation is twofold: To beautify in a safe manner, and to be kind to our surroundings. Most beauty products contain synthetics, dyes, fragrance and other harmful chemicals that can be detrimental to our health and the planet. “For […]

January 24, 2011

Pioneering the Juicing Craze with Jay Kordich

Known as "The Father of Juicing," Kordich has created a juice empire — from juicers, to juicing literature — and its benefits are obvious.

January 14, 2011

Building Sustainable Housing in Haiti with Give Love’s Patricia Arquette

Actress and social activist Patricia Arquette co-founded Give Love with designer Rosetta Getty in response to the devastation from last year’s earthquake in Haiti. The group’s aim is to help families displaced by the tragedy by creating housing using sustainable, low-cost methods. “When you’ve worked in a tent camp, it’s incredible to see the difference […]

January 14, 2011

Discussing Sustainable Innovation in Haiti with ALIVE Communities’ Doug Hammond & Heather Burns

Heather Burns and Doug Hammond co-founded ALIVE Communities, a the business and social enterprise development company, in 2009. The group helps organizations and companies move toward a more sustainable business plan, and integrates sustainability-fueled community development. “After the earthquake, the world turned its eyes to Haiti,” Burns recalls. “Those of us in the sustainability space […]

January 7, 2011

Turning Waste Into Resource with’s Brooke Farrell’s Brooke Farrell coins her site “the eBay of trash,” and rightly so — the site is an online marketplace that connects companies with waste with companies that can in turn use those materials. The concept for this “trash marketplace” pairs Farrell’s environmentalism and recycling background with a drastic waste solution that she quickly discovered […]

January 7, 2011

Revoutionizing the Green Industry with IGIHOF’s Sam Geil

Sam Geil is an ecopreneur with many titles: President of Geil Enterprises, co-founder of Amaze and founder and Chairman of the Board of the International Green Industry Hall of Fame (IGIHOF). Between the janitorial services of Geil Enterprises and the green cleaning power of Amaze products, Geil found ways to revolutionize the green industry for […]

December 30, 2010

Going Paperless with Western Image Systems’ Jesse Martinez

Jesse Martinez, a celebrated ecopreneur and founder of Western Image Systems, has been preaching paperless operating to small businesses since 2008. “Globally, the consumption of paper is going down,” Martinez reveals. “But there are still file cabinets, there are still files, there are still people doing records management [on paper].” He claims the progression of […]

December 30, 2010

Greening America’s Schools with Green Community Schools’ Jayni Chase

Jayni Chase, an environmental education ambassador, has spent the past 22 years greening America’s schools after being inspired by the birth of her first child. “Instead of trying to change the way people were doing things in their homes, I thought the best thing is to start with the kids — go to our schools,” […]

December 23, 2010

Leading CA Airports in the Greenspace with Fresno Yosemite Airport’s Russ Widmar

Russ Widmar is the Aviation Director at Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FYI). FYI, which has daily flights from Fresno, CA to cities all over the West and to Mexico, is leading California airports in the greenspace. The airport has cut back on its output with a solar energy project — the largest at any airport […]

December 23, 2010

Spurring Green Business Development with Agrion’s Jennifer Jackson

Agrion Community Manager Jennifer Jackson visits “Green is Good” to discuss the brand’s global business network in the fields of clean technology, sustainable development and energy. Agrion provides the platform for entrepreneurs and companies to connect and spur business development. Created in 2006 by a group of entrepreneurs and international leaders, Agrion started in Paris […]