This biweekly podcast features meaningful conversations with real planet heroes about their efforts to help the environment, as well as encouraging news and information that you need to help make this a Better Planet for everyone.
Better Planet with Ellis Henican - Coming August 2023 from Newsweek.
Host Ellis Henican speaks with Professor Robert Verchick about what we can do to combat the doom and gloom of climate change pessimism in our first episode of Better Planet at Newsweek.
Author Anne Therese Gennari joins host Ellis Henican to discuss her 2022 release, The Climate Optimist Handbook, in which she offers encouragement, wisdom and practical tools to help us let go of fears about the planet's future, and instead focus on building a better and healthier world.
New York Times bestselling author Bruce Piasecki joins host Ellis Henican to talk about his latest book, Wealth and Climate Competitiveness: The New Narrative on Business and Society.
Newsweek's new environmental sustainability and governance editor, Jeff Young, joins host Ellis Henican to talk about pushing back against climate doomerism following Climate Week NYC.
Paula Glover, president of the Alliance to Save Energy, a bipartisan, nonprofit coalition, joins Better Planet to discuss using energy more productively to achieve economic growth, a cleaner environment, greater energy security, affordability, and reliability.
Dr. Michael “Mick” Smyer, founder and CEO of Growing Greener: Climate Action for a Warming World, joins Better Planet host Ellis Henican to discuss psychology, communication strategies and human-centered design to move people from anxiety about climate change to action and habit.
Dr. Lukas Kwietniewski, Director Health Care Analysis at Statista, joins us to introduce our listeners to the drive towards green hospitals and sustainability in healthcare. We're then Joined by Catherine Roggero-Lovisi, CEO of Modern Meadow, a biotech company that creates protein-based eco-friendly raw materials for a wide range of industries. Catherine will share how businesses across different sectors can adopt green tech & sustainable practices to drive growth & economic prosperity & Modern Meadow’s Award from the EPA.
Tom Rand joins host Ellis Henican to discuss his book: The Case For Climate Capitalism, Economic Solutions For A Planet In Crises, where he argues that a warming climate and a general distrust of Wall Street has opened a new cultural divide among those who otherwise agree we must mitigate climate risk.
Dr. Kimberley Miner is a Scientist and Systems Engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab in California, where she researches and forecasts climate risks. Her research has taken place in the most extreme environments in the world- from Antarctica to Mt. Everest- where her team secured a Guinness World Record for identifying the highest altitude pollutants.
She joins the Better Planet podcast to talk about her latest from Nature.com: I’m a climate scientist. Here’s how I’m handling climate grief