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Welcome to Earth +30
Earth+30 – Inspiring a sustainable, healthy, respectful, inclusive future world of opportunity
Many of us dream of making a difference. Some of us have jobs that do just that. Others spend their free time volunteering for worthwhile causes, giving to individuals and their community. But too many of us do too little, in my opinion. Life is hard, time is short. I get it. Commutes are long, children are demanding. We need our own down time to take a nap, have a beer, go for a walk, spend time with your wife and children. But these days, I am asking you for more, if even for a couple of minutes or hours. I truly believe we live in very dangerous times. Perhaps I am overly negative, but in this case, I do not think so. Join me. Together we can make a difference on a global scale, change the direction of politics and the hate culture that is controlling too much of our world.
What’s it all about?
Earth +30 is really about three simple questions, Where are we now? Where do we want to go? And how are we going to get there? On the surface that is pretty simple, but scratch that surface and it gets way more complicated. Join me in my conversations with people who are thinking, strategizing, planning and acting to build a better future. Perhaps we can learn from them, and each other, to be more effective and impactful.
Onaje Jackson has been a leader and driver in the sustainability and environmental movements for over 30 years, working in the US, the US Virgin Islands and Central America, addressing issues well before most of us understood the scope of the problems our world was facing. Join my insightful conversation with Onaje. He will open your eyes.
Mike Brady’s TED Talk titled “Why We Hire Unemployable People” established the vision that led to launching the Greyston Center for Open Hiring in 2018 and to his selection to the inaugural global list of the Top 100 Meaningful Business Leaders in 2019. In 2020, Mike was selected as a member of the Council of Criminal Justice. Mike is a frequent speaker on the topic of the future of work and creating opportunities for people excluded from the workforce.
My guest for today’s podcast is Susan Masino, a professor of neuroscience at Trinity College, who stresses the link between healthy brain metabolism and nature. I don’t think there are many of us who would deny that joy that one feels by taking a walk in the woods. However, Susan explains to us how and why we need that type of experience to maintain our health and sanity. Forests are not something to be exploited for purely commercial gain. Forests, and nature preserves are a necessary component of a healthy society, and planet.