"Whether trade is free or not is determined by import and export regulations, but whether trade is fair is determined to some extent by conscience."


If you're interested in the recent growth of short term staffing jobs to satisfy the gaping hole in our employment rates and the lack of regulation for this source of work, please read, THE CHALLENGE OF TEMPORARY WORK IN TWENTY-­‐FIRST CENTURY LABOR MARKETS FLEXIBILITY WITH FAIRNESS FOR THE LOW-­‐WAGE TEMPORARY WORKFORCE

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Interviews & Zero-In News

Isidore Electronics Recycling may be a model for local businesses. Tune in!

kabira stokes the long viewAugust 28, 2013 – Kabira Stokes, Founder and CEO of Isidore Electronics Recycling, joins host Bryan Sheehan to share her company’s innovative, inspiring, and influential business model and the positive impact it is generating, in terms of both recovering valuable resources and providing new opportunities for people in need of them. Rapid growth in the computer technology industry charges forward; from the amazing increase in iphones and tablets to the steadfast desktop computers. Kabira offers a business model for new sustainable business development to address these products that often otherwise congest landfills. Tune in to hear the economic, social, and environmental benefits that a truly socially responsible company can generate.

Recent Programs

Wednesday July 31, 2013
Kohl GillKohl Gill, Founder and CEO of LaborVoices, joins host Bryan Sheehan to share the innovative, inspiring, and influential work his company is doing to help bring greater transparency, responsibility, and accountability to the supply chains of global brands.

Wednesday March 27, 2013 - Bryan Sheehan and Ken Young feature local food and agriculture, and chat about Ken's outdoor adventurer, when he shares the exciting experiences and the sustainability lessons he has brought back from his latest quest – climbing Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the world outside of the Himalayas. Listeners will learn from his experiences with the local people and agriculture, and their efforts to preserve the local ecology of Mendoza, Argentina. Don’t miss the conversation about this thrilling and unique experience!

Wednesday February 27, 2013 - new england aquariumTony LaCasse, the New England Aquarium’s Media Relations Director speaks with Bryan Sheehan about the exciting environmental educational and scientific work they’re doing. You may know of the New England Aquarium as a great place to learn about some of the fascinating fish, sea mammals and other species and features of our seas and oceans. What you may not be as aware of, however, is the extent of the work that the Aquarium is doing in the areas of conservation, species and habitat preservation, climate science and much more. To listen to the audio >>

January 30, 2013: Kris Abrams, the Director of Communications Bill Whyteand Donor Relations for Global Greengrants Fund, joins host Bryan Sheehan to share how this US-based non-profit supports environmental action through small grants to local communities and groups around the world. Learn how this organization supports change from the ground up by channeling donations to hyper-local projects and grassroots campaigns for environmental and social justice, primarily in the developing world and emerging economies.
To listen see the Local Ecology page in Audio Archives>>

December 26, 2012: Poly Recovery’s innovative recycling model: John Pelech, CEO, and Mike Mooney, General Manager of Poly Recovery, discuss their company’s innovative business model for recovering and recycling a wide pelech and mooneyrange of plastics and other materials. Learn about the innovative partnerships Poly Recovery has forged, to turn what used to be ‘waste’ into valuable resources for other companies and processes, and how Poly Recovery is drastically shortening the transportation distances in their regional resource recovery market.


To listen please go to Recycling and Resources in the Audio Archives >>

terry kelloggNovember 28, 2012 - Terry Kellogg joins host Bryan Sheehan to discuss the vision, mission, and positive impact of this organization that coordinates a growing network of over 1,200 businesses of all sizes around the world that donate 1% of their annual revenue to a network of over 3,100 environmentally-focused non-profit organizations. They are helping to reduce our collective environmental impact and be more restorative around the world! Go to Corporate Responsibility in the Audio Archives >>

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News & Sustainability Alerts


What is wrong with this Chobani cardboard packaging? You save a whopping 11 cents if you buy a HEAVILY packaged 6-pack instead of 6 individual containers of Yogurt. What is Chobani thinking?!



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Encouraging and supporting an American economy that is healthier, more sustainable, and focused less on consumerism and on more of what matters for a high quality of life: true well-being, experiences, enjoyment, and healthier relationships with each other, our communities, and the environment. Listen to Bryan's interview with Wendy Philleo

" is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350 means climate safety. To preserve our planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 392 parts per million to below 350 ppm. But 350 is more than a number—it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet." Listen to audio from Bryan's interview with Bill McKibben








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