Social Entrepreneur

Social Entrepreneur exists at the intersection of profit and purpose. We tell positive stories from underrepresented voices, focused on solutions.

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episode 299: Turn on Your Heat Without Heating Up the Planet, with Steven Downey, Harmony Fuels 


How do you reduce your carbon footprint without breaking the bank?  

Did you turn on your heat this week? A lot of people in the northern hemisphere either already did, or they will soon. For 12 million homes in the US, that meant burning heating oil or propane, both of which contribute to climate change.  

For single family homes, the cost of replacing oil and propane furnaces is unrealistic...


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 2020-09-10  17m
 
 

episode 300: An Ecosystem of Environmental Entrepreneurship, with Sebastian Sajoux, Arqlite


For extended show notes, look here: https://tonyloyd.com/sebastian-sajoux/

93% of plastic is not recycled.  

Only seven to nine percent of the plastic that is generated on an annual basis is recycled. Sebastian Sajoux explains, “The plastics go to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF, pronounced “Murph”), and then go into a recycling system. Still, 50% of plastics that are manufactured are impossible to recycle with current technologies...


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 2020-09-12  33m
 
 

episode 301: A Former Oil Executive Transforms Waste to Energy, with Dave Goebel, enVerde


enVerde converts organic waste into sustainable clean energy.

The Office for Technology Commercialization (OTC) is the office at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to facilitate the transfer of technology to licensees. This allows for the development of new products and services that benefit the public good. It also fosters economic growth and generates revenue. Since 2006, the University has spun out 170 startup companies.

But there is a challenge...


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 2020-11-22  22m
 
 

episode 302: Wrap-up of Season Two and Kick-Off Season Three of Social Entrepreneur


In season two, we’ve been telling stories of a just and equitable transition to a clean energy future.

The Coronavirus is a wakeup call.

If you don’t know by now, the way we’ve been living isn’t working for the earth. Most of all, it is not working for the poorest inhabitants of the earth...


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 2020-11-30  8m