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Everybody in the Pool

Enough with the "problem porn." We all know the climate crisis is a big deal. This podcast is entirely about solutions and the people who are building them. Entrepreneurs are inventing miracles; the business world is shifting; individuals are overhauling their lives; an entirely new economy is being born. Don't be the last one in. To support the show and get an ad-free listening experience, please jump in and become a member of Everybody in the Pool! https://plus.acast.com/s/everybody-in-the-pool. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Recent Episodes of Everybody in the Pool


Ep 55: More paint on Stonehenge, please! The power of climate activism

Ep 55: More paint on Stonehenge, please! The power of climate activism

Dana R. Fisher, author of “Saving Ourselves: From Climate Shocks to Climate Action,” discusses the importance of activism in addressing the climate crisis. She explains that while the state and the market have not been able to solve the crisis, civil society has a crucial role to play. Fisher highlights the role of the radical flank, which engages in attention-getting actions to raise awareness and expand the movement (like throwing orange cornstarch on Stonehenge).


She emphasizes that these actions are nonviolent and aim to draw more people who are sympathetic to the cause. Fisher also discusses the...

Episode 55 11 July 2024 32m and 45s


Ep 54: ARPA-E Innovation Summit: Electric Airplanes, Laser Steel, and More

Ep 54: ARPA-E Innovation Summit: Electric Airplanes, Laser Steel, and More

In this episode, we take you on an exciting journey to the ARPA-E Innovation Summit in Dallas, Texas. ARPA-E is a division of the government’s advanced research and projects agency, tasked with finding and funding the latest and greatest technology innovations to transform America’s energy production and use. Join Molly Wood on a walking tour of the summit’s expo hall, where she dives into the world of electric airplanes, laser-manufactured steel, and innovative solutions for the oil and gas industry.


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ARPA-E Summit: https://www.arpae-summit.com/All episodes: https://www.everybodyinthepool.com/Su...

Episode 54 27 June 2024 29m and 44s


Ep 53: How to secure our future food supply

Ep 53: How to secure our future food supply

Coffee, chocolate, oranges, berries, and a lot more foods are at risk of becoming harder to grow and even outright scarce as climate change worsens—oh and existing agriculture has lots of negative climate impacts. What if we could make high-quality, sustainable food accessible to everyone? In this episode of Everybody in the Pool, Molly Wood speaks with Gilwoo Lee, founder and CEO of Zordi. Zordi is an ag-tech company that combines greenhouses, robots, and AI to create autonomous food-growing environments that address the challenges of climate change and food security.


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Episode 53 20 June 2024 30m and 42s


Ep 52: How Salesforce is Pushing for Greener AI

Ep 52: How Salesforce is Pushing for Greener AI

We all know we need companies to lead the climate transition, so which companies are doing the work? In this episode of Everybody in the Pool, Molly Wood speaks with Megan Lorenzen, Director of Climate and Energy at Salesforce, about the company's groundbreaking efforts in sustainability. Salesforce has achieved a rare milestone: powering its operations with 100% renewable energy. It’s also pushing industry changes like the Green Code Initiative, which reduces carbon emissions via efficient coding practices.


But the company’s newest move is the launch of its Salesforce Sustainable AI Principles, which focus on reducing AI's...

Episode 52 14 June 2024 31m and 40s


Ep 51: Revisiting Kadeya, the Future of Reusable Water Bottles

Ep 51: Revisiting Kadeya, the Future of Reusable Water Bottles

For Everybody In the Pool's first anniversary, Molly Wood looks back at one innovative company that made a huge impression last year.

We re-air a fascinating episode featuring Manuela Zoninstein, CEO and founder of Kadeya. Kadeya is revolutionizing the beverage industry by eliminating single-use containers. Their unique system dispenses reusable stainless steel bottles filled with filtered local tap water. After use, these bottles are returned to the machine for washing, sanitizing, and refilling, creating a sustainable closed-loop system.


Manuela shares her journey and the innovative concept behind Kadeya, highlighting how the company addresses the...

Episode 51 5 June 2024 29m and 52s


Ep 50: Rethinking Commutes: Getting E-Bikes from Work

Ep 50: Rethinking Commutes: Getting E-Bikes from Work

It may be the last week of Bike Month, but it’s never too late to talk about bikes—and all kinds of micro-mobility, in fact. Molly Wood welcomes Chinmay Malaviya, co-founder and CEO of RidePanda. He shares his vision of decarbonizing daily commutes by providing employees with easy access to e-bikes, pedal bikes, and scooters.


RidePanda partners with employers to offer these eco-friendly vehicles as part of commuter and sustainability benefits, reducing reliance on personal cars and cutting emissions.


Discover how RidePanda's flexible subscription model, choice of high-quality vehicles, and service commitment make...

Episode 50 30 May 2024 29m and 54s


Ep 49:  Cleaning up the chemical industry

Ep 49: Cleaning up the chemical industry

This week on Everybody in the Pool, discover how advanced electrochemistry can clean up the chemical industry. Our guest, Jeff Erhardt, CEO of Mattiq, has pioneered a groundbreaking approach to decarbonize chemical production. Mattiq is using new electrochemical technology to make important chemicals with much lower carbon emissions. This could help lead to a cleaner and more sustainable chemical industry. Mattiq's tackling the problem by developing new catalysts, optimizing modular production, and targeting critical industries like fertilizers and adhesives. Join us to discover innovative solutions that can clean up the chemical industry and help build a sustainable economy.

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Episode 49 23 May 2024 27m and 53s


Ep 48: Water, Water, Everywhere: Quicker, Easier Hydroelectric Power

Ep 48: Water, Water, Everywhere: Quicker, Easier Hydroelectric Power

This week on Everybody in the Pool, we’re talking about hydroelectric power, without the dams and major infrastructure and a little less worry about drought, to boot. Molly Wood talks with Emily Morris, founder and CEO of Emrgy, about how distributed hydroelectric systems are becoming a key player in the renewable energy mix. We talk about the historical and modern significance of hydropower, its environmental considerations, and how Emergy is both modernizing water infrastructure and also grabbing every last drop of available energy.


Emrgy: https://emrgy.com/All episodes: https://www.everybodyinthepool.com/Subscribe to...

Episode 48 16 May 2024 27m and


Ep 47: Daily Harvest CEO on Climate-Friendly Food and Organic Farming

Ep 47: Daily Harvest CEO on Climate-Friendly Food and Organic Farming

This week on Everybody in the Pool, Ricky Silver, CEO of Daily Harvest, discusses the company's mission to provide healthy, organic, and sustainable food options. Daily Harvest sells ready-to-eat meals and smoothies made from organic fruits and vegetables, all of which are gluten-free and vegan (with the option to add whatever you like!). The company aims to make healthy eating more accessible and affordable, and has expanded its distribution to include retail stores like Target. But the company also aims to bring big changes to the food industry, by actively supporting farmers in transitioning to organic farming through partnerships...

Episode 47 9 May 2024 26m and


Episode 46: Ryan Panchadsaram on Tracking Progress to Net Zero by 2050

Episode 46: Ryan Panchadsaram on Tracking Progress to Net Zero by 2050

This week on Everybody in the Pool, we’re taking a step back to take a look at the data and see how we’re tracking toward making it to net zero by 2050. Ryan Pancharadsam is a partner at Kleiner Perkins and together with legendary clean tech investor John Doerr, he wrote a book called Speed & Scale, breaking down the climate crisis into a series of categories with accomplishable objectives attached to them. We’ll talk about the team’s newly updated tracker, looking at progress toward our survival, and the places where we need to move a lot farther...

Episode 46 1 May 2024 33m and 13s

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