2084 Episode 16: HydroStor: Curt VanWalleghem, CEO (Part 2 ~ Live)

In episode 16 of SustainableJoes’ 2084, Stephen sats down with Curt VanWalleghem, the CEO of Hydrostor for Part 2 of our conversation about the future of energy. 

 

HydroStor operates in the space of energy storage and went from near collapse to Billions of dollars in their project pipeline...all to empower us to store and consume renewable energy better. 

 

This podcast is candid, was recorded live, and full of value added content.

 

We would love to hear from you! Send us a message @SustainableJoes

 

We will be back next week with a new episode!

 

Sustainably Yours, 

 

Stephen

@SustainableJoes

2084 Episode 15: Socially Responsible Investing w/ Mark Chabot, RBC Wealth Management

In episode 15 of SustainableJoes’ 2084, Stephen sits down with Mark Chabot of RBC Wealth Management.

A few weeks ago Mark screened our documentary to his cliental and his SRI & ESG presentation was so engaging, we asked to record a episode in an effort to bring more value your direction…and empower you to ask better questions when it comes to how you invest. 

This episode is the basics behind socially responsible investing. 

Not only does Mark bring decades of financial experience to our conversation, but he is also a superdad, committed community volunteer, and one heck of a Montreal Canadians Hockey fan!

This episode is candid and personal for me, as Mark is a dear friend.  You can connect with Mark at www.MarkChabot.com

We will be back next week with a new episode,  I hope you enjoy. 

Sustainably Yours, 

Stephen

@SustainableJoes

Bonus – Income Report September 2017

Welcome you to our second SustainableJoes’ income report episode.

Our intention with this series of income report episodes is to add value through transparency, and support your project and business growth, through our experience. 

In this episode we are excited to share our new KPIs, as we begin measuring Key Performance Indicators for both SustainableJoes and 2084.

Lastly, as we grow, develop and work to add more value, we would love to hear from you. Let us know what you think @SustainableJoes

 

 

2084 Episode 14: Chasing Coral The Movie (Part 2)

In episode 14 of SustainableJoes’ 2084, we are proud to release part two of our conversation with the Emmy Award Winning team of the Netflix Original Documentary, Chasing Coral. 

 

This episode is candid, personal, full of laughs, and alliteration. It was an absolute privilege to sit down with this team, and we plan to release the full / complete recording soon. 

 

Some big take aways include:

  • How to better communicate science
  • How to reframe issues, both environmental and social 
  • The unsung heroes in this climate crisis 
  • How to get students involved
  • What moving forward looks like.  

Ultimately, from Hot Docs, to Sundance, to the United Nations; it has been amazing to watch the journey of the Chasing Coral! Proud of you Larissa, Jeff, Zach & Mark! 

 

Lastly, as mentioned in the podcast, if you have yet to see our Indiegogo campaign, below is the link.  We have done the work, you simply have to make the choice. Small Cards —> Big Impact —> Sustainable Future! <3

 

CAMPAIGN LINK - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/good-card-co-cards-done-right-holidays-art/x/8366802#/

 

We will be back next week with a new episode. 

 

Please leave us a review now…and subscribe if you liked the content. 

 

Sustainably Yours, 

 

Stephen

@SustainableJoes

2084 Episode 13: ZeroWasteHome: Bea Johnson, Founder

In episode 13 of SustainableJoes’ 2084, Stephen sits down with Bea Johnson. 

From the European Parliament to the pages of The New York Times, Bea is a global leader in the space of zero waste living, and the change agent behind Zero Waste Home. 

Some big take aways from this episode include:

  • What voluntary simplicity looks like 
  • The role consumers have to play
  • How to live a life with less stuff
  • Zero waste fashion
  • How do you declutter your life

This episode is sure to add value when you think about the convergence between capitalism, consumerism, and our natural world.

Bea is also in Toronto for two presentations on October 26th & 27th. You can join me at both by getting your tickets at the following links:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bea-johnson-of-zero-waste-home-in-toronto-tickets-36895100238

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bea-johnson-author-of-zero-waste-home-at-csi-tickets-38665887711

LASTLY, we need your support to complete our Indiegogo campaign successfully.  We have done the work, you simply have to make the choice. Small Cards —> Big Impact —> Sustainable Future! 

CAMPAIGN LINK - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/good-card-co-cards-done-right-holidays-art/x/8366802#/

We will be back next week with a new episode!

Sustainably Yours, 

Stephen
@SustainableJoes

2084 Episode 12: FSC: Monika Patel, Director of Programs & Communication (Live)

In episode 12 of SustainableJoes’ 2084, Stephen sits down with Monika Patel, Director of Programs & Communications at the Forest Stewardship Council. 

 

FSC is one of the worlds largest NGOs, out to protect our global forests. 

 

This podcast is candid, it is live, and full of value added content. Some of big take aways from the episode include:

 

  • The value of a forests
  • The role consumers have to play
  • How to get opposing sides to work together, and find middle ground
  • How to successful balance multi stakeholder interest
  • How ecosystem services fit into all of this
  • And the future of forestry  

 

When you think about the intersection of our natural world and business based society, this is episode is sure to adds value!

 

As mentioned in episode, our campaign is at 30% and we need your support to have our start up be successful. Small Cards —> Big Impact —> Sustainable Future! 

 

CAMPAIGN LINK - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/good-card-co-cards-done-right-holidays-art/x/8366802#/

 

 

We will be back next week with a new episode!

 

Sustainably Yours, 

 

Stephen

@SustainableJoes

2084 Episode 11: HydroStor:Curt VanWalleghem, CEO (Part 1 ~ Live)

You may or may not know this. A big problem with renewable energy is our inability to store it.

Think about it, wherever you are right now, the wind isn’t always blowing nor is the sun always shining. However, as a society, we are always using energy!

So what is the solution?

In episode 11 of SustainableJoes’ 2084, Stephen sits down with Curt VanWalleghem, the CEO of Hydrostor is a man on a mission.

In part one of our conversation with Curt, we talk about the future of energy. How HydroStor went from near collapse to Billions of dollars in their project pipeline; and the importance of finding the intersection between profit-driven business and purpose.

This podcast is candid, recorded live, and full of value added content.

ANNOUNCEMENT - As mentioned in the episode, here is the link to our newly launched crowdfunding campaign - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/good-card-co-cards-done-right-holidays-art/x/8366802#/

Please spread the word and thank you for your support!

We will be back next week with another new episode!

Sustainably Yours,

@SustainableJoes

2084 Episode 10: BUNZ: Sacsha Darius Mojtahedi, CEO (Live)

In episode 10 of SustainableJoes’ 2084, Stephen sits down with Sacsha Darius Mojtahedi, CEO at Bunz, one of Toronto’s largest online community platforms. 

 

This podcast is candid, it is live, and full of value added content.

 

Some of big take aways from the episode include:

 

  • How to raise capital as a startup 
  • How to add value via an app
  • How To Scale
  • Product Market Fit
  • What user aligned roadmaps look like

 

When you think about the future, entrepreneurship, technology, and adapting to make your product stand out and add value, this episode will support your growth!

 

Adding even more value, at the end of this episode we share audience stories, as we invited our guests from the audience to come to the mic and share 30 second sound bites of the sustainable good they are up to. 

Let

 

BIG NEWS - As mentioned in episode, we just launched a new product, you can support it here on Indiegogo - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/good-card-co-cards-done-right-holidays-art/x/8366802#/

 

Please spread the good word and thank you for your support! 

We will be back next week with a new episode!

 

Sustainably Yours, 

 

Stephen

@SustainableJoes

Bonus - Income Report August 2017

Welcome you to our first SustainableJoes’ income report episode.

Our intention is to accomplish the following three things with this series of income reporting episodes:

FIRST

As we work to produce and share content inspiring the leaders of today and tomorrow, with better ways of being, acting and developing; we want to provide a realistic view of what growing a business looks like…AND we want to provide that perspective in real time. Real time being as we transition sustianablejoes from a passion project to a successful enterprise.

SECONDLY

At SustainableJoes we believe transparency is absolutely critical to build a foundation of trust. As such, I want to transparently Illustrate what revenues we bring in, operational costs, and other channels of support.

THIRD

We want to say thank you, and share our plan for the next 30 days.

This is a vulnerable episode for us, as traditionally we would keep finances close to the chest. However, we believe this is the right thing to do and hope it supports your growth.

So lets get right to!

Yours, SustainableJoes

MidWeek Update 3: Two Minutes of Highlights

As we prepare for our first product launch, we are excited to share a quick update with you today ~ Highlighting 3 things.
We will be back with a series of full length episodes starting next week.
Good things keep happening at SustainableJoes and it is all because of you #JoesNation! Thank you for listening, thank you for sharing this content, and thank you for being a part of this community. We are the best place for business and sustainability talk, and together we are changing the world! 

We would love to hear what you are up to! You can always reach us @SustainableJoes

Make it a great week JoesNation,
SustainableJoes Team

2084 Episode 9: Waste Water Specialist Barry Orr

We all know water is important. You'll never hear a man more passionate about water and waste water than international waste water speicalist, from the city of London, Ontario, Barry Orr.

Also, thank you so much for everyone who showed up to last night's 2nd live podcast recording. If you would like to come to a recording or want to get involved please email podcast@bunz.com

Midweek Update: Live Event 2, Upcoming Guests, & More!

So much to be excited about, we just had to share! 

With our second live podcast recording event right around the corner, here is a quick, two minute, midweek update! 

We hope this message finds you well and hope to see you all at our second live event! You can find tickets at SustainableJoes.com.

Make it a great week,

SustainableJoes Team

2084 Episode 8: Nanoleaf: Gimmy Chu, CEO (Live)

Have you ever thought about the future of lighting? 

In this episode of 2084, our first ever live audience recorded episode, Stephen sits down Gimmy Chu, the CEO of Nanoleaf; the Toronto based lighting company which invented the worlds most efficient LED, and works to revolutionize the future lighting.

In this illuminating conversation Gimmy sheds some light on both the dark and bright times of being an entrepreneur. He talks about Nanoleafs' humber beginnings, and how they ended up being celebrated at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. 

He gives his take on sustainability, provides a marketing twist, and fields some interesting questions from the audience. 

If you’re looking for inspiration, advice on how to be a better leader, or simply want to have hope for a brighter tomorrow…click play now.

“We’re ushering in an era that transcends the restrictions of the lightbulb.” ~ Nanoleaf

We are also very excited to announce the release of tickets for our second live podcast recording event. On Wednesday August 23rd, you can join Stephen and the team at CoPowers’ beautiful brick and beam down town Toronto Headquarters - https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sustainablejoes-2084-w-stephen-szucs-live-from-toronto-vol-ii-tickets-36826304468?aff=erelexpmlt

2084 Episode 7: Chasing Coral (Part 1)

We have a very special episode for you this week. A few months ago, during the Hot Docs film festival here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Stephen had the privilege to sit down with four members of the team behind the award winning documentary Chasing Coral. We have been holding onto this episode because we were asked to release it along side the film’s Netflix launch date. That being said, last week the film came out on Netflix, and In this episode of 2084 Stephen sits down Emmy award winning Director, Jeff Orlowski; Producer - Larissa Rhodes; Camera tech and surprise film star - Zach Rago, AKA ‘The Coral Buff’; and Audio Tech - Mark Crawford. This is part one of our candid conversation about a serious topic, with feel good vibe. Find out more @ChasingCoral @SustainableJoes. Oh Ya! AND If you have yet to see the film…watch it and let us know what you think!

2084 Episode 6: CoPower: David Berliner, CEO

If you were to personify your portfolio, would the companies your invested in echo your value structure?

In this episode Stephen sits down David Berliner, the CEO of CoPower; a FinTech company geared towards investing in a sustainable future, and making profit at the same time.

We talk about the standard risk and reward model involved in typical investing…and then take things a step further asking the questions, does your portfolio line up with the future you want to be invested in? And if it doesn’t, what can you do about it?

We also make a BIG announcement…and invite you to join us live at out first live recording event in Toronto. Find out more at SustainableJoes.com and here

2084 Episode 5: MeoElectric: Zachary Lefevre, CEO

Did you know America’s electric vehicle adoption rate is three times that of Canada?

In this weeks episode of SustainableJoes’ 2084,  Stephen sits down 

with Zachary Lefevre, the CEO of MeoElectric. 

They look at the fact above, and many more, ultimately culminating with a look at the the future of mobility.

Thanks for listening, find out more, and make an episode suggestion @SustainableJoes.

2084 Episode 4: Democratic National Committee William Derrough-Salas (Feat. Dr. Dan Ariely)

We are very excited to release this episode of SustainableJoes’ 2084, as 3 weeks ago Stephen had the opportunity to sit down with William Derrough-Salas, the newly elected Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee. 

They talk about where he comes from, what he stands for, and his overall view for the direction of America. Topping this episode off, is a personal question for the Treasurer from our favourite Behavioural Economist on the planet…Dr. Dan Ariely. 

Lastly, if you like this episode. Please leave us a review and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Find out more and make an episode suggestion @SustainableJoes.

Bye for now!

A Quick Note

The new episode will be out next week and its going to be a BIG one

2084 Episode 3: The Water Brothers: Alex & Tyler Mifflin, SK Films

Regardless to if you like to drink water or swim in it, I think we can all agree that protecting water is important. In this episode we dive deep into the world of water as Stephen sits down with Alex & Tyler Mifflin, AKA “The Water Brothers”. 

From food to fashion, to rampant fish fraud throughout North America, this episode takes a realistic look at the water based challenges we face, and also brings to the surface positive ways in which you and I everyday joes, Sustainable Joes, can make a difference to protect our blue planet. 

2084 Episode 2: Bullfrog Power Ron Seftel, CEO

Did you Saudi Arabia Is currently selling off some of their sovereign oil company to invest in solar? Did you know that in 2016 the US Solar Industry employed more people than oil, gas, and coal industries combined?  In this episode, Stephen sits down with Ron Seftel, CEO of Bullfrog Power, Canada’s largest green energy provider to talk about the future of energy, and how us “Everyday Joes” , SustainableJoes, can support the transition to renewable energy.