Interviews

Learning How to Make a Difference as an Artist with the Creative Action Network

"Nothing fuels social change like art." Meet Holly Savas, the marketing director of the Creative Action Network, the company that's using art as a voice to create social change.

Inside Green City Solutions' CityTree: Moss Structure Cleans the Air as Much as 275 Trees

"It’s always worth to start exploring your ideas or hypotheses and see how far you can take them." CMO of Green City Solutions discusses the early days of a private company working to solve a huge public problem: air pollution.

1% For The Planet Q&A: How Giving Just a Little Can Help the Environment A Lot

"It's easy to feel overwhelmed, or to discount the small things you can do in the face of the large challenges we face. But taking action every day, even if it's just one step, truly makes a difference." We interviewed the CEO of 1% For The Planet, Kate Williams, for her experience and advice on how to easily give more and change the world.

The Nonprofit Revolution: Interview with CEO Rachel Renock of Wethos

"Whether you are a nonprofit organization, or an ethical enterprise, or anybody who is trying to tackle something that is going to push the world forward, we think that you deserve the best talent and that should be something that is readily accessible." Meet Rachel Renock, the CEO of Wethos, the venture-backed startup born out of the growing gig economy and humankind's search for meaning.

Making Zero Waste, Reusable Packaging for E-Commerce Stores with RePack

"Don't do nothing because you can't do everything." RePack's business developer, Clémence Avignon, discusses how to adapt online shopping to fit our sustainable future.

Experiment: What If We All Did Our Part to Learn More About This Universe?

"It is okay to give yourself permission." Read about the Kickstarter for science experiments bringing exploration and discovery back to the people.

An Easy Way to Learn About Sustainable Clothing Brands with wearwell

"If anything is going to change in the fashion industry, it needs to be easier for conscious consumers to find clothing and accessories that make a positive impact." Co-founder Erin Houston discusses how her company saves you time on finding ethical, sustainable brands tailored to your personal fashion taste.

TerraCycle: a Company That Recycles the Unrecyclable

"The most rewarding aspect is being able to do what I set out to do--having a business that has purpose." CEO Tom Szaky teaches us how to recycle virtually everything and live a zero-waste lifestyle

Can Mushrooms From This Company Reduce Two of the Planet's Biggest Threats?

"Identify one of the world's most pressing problems and develop a solution." Co-founder Gavin McIntyre discusses the edible, sustainable, biodegradable mushroom with many uses.

How Terrapass Helps Individuals and Businesses Become More Carbon-Neutral

" As with many people, there came a moment that I really wanted to make a difference." Josh Levy, Sustainability Executive of Terrapass discusses his career transition into an industry fighting climate change.

Think Brands Should Do More to Solve Environmental Problems? We Do Too.

"Lasting, successful companies will be those that don’t simply produce products, but also act responsibly in their communities." Ian Rinehart, CEO of Conserve With Us addresses the trend of how businesses and their customers will be supporting nonprofit causes in the future.

How to Find Work That Matters and Makes a Difference with Idealist

"It's easy to be cynical, it's easy to be down. It's almost harder to keep a positive attitude and to keep love in your heart." Idealist's community manager, Madeline Bornstein, shares how her company connects individuals, companies, and grassroots organizations to create meaningful impact in people's lives.

Interviewing SciStarter: How to Advance Science as a Citizen

"We’re stronger in citizen science -- and just in society in general -- if we unite and share." Check out our interview with Caroline Nickerson, Program Manager of SciStarter, the company that's allowing everyone to be a scientist and discover more about the universe

The Truth About Patagonia: Environmental Mission vs. the Mainstream

“I’m in business to save the planet. It sounds corny, but that’s the reason.” A story of brand perception vs. brand identity. Hear Patagonia PR Manager J.J. Huggins' take on Patagonia's impact on the planet and how it stays true to its original mission of saving the planet.

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