Science

Empowering young girls in STEAM

I recently learned that if young children do not pick up interests in STEM and STEAM fields by 8th grade, they are likely to never pick up the skills or interests. As many of you know, I have a teenage daughter. That’s why episode 21 of This Green Planet is about empowering young girls in…

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Best Small Green Businesses – My 15 Favorites

I’m going to share with you today my absolute favorite women-owned sustainable businesses. How many times have you supported a company for its Girl Power message only to realize that there were no girls behind the scenes at all?  This has happened to me way too many times than I care to admit. Plenty of…

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Funding your Green and Eco-Friendly Business

If you are just starting out your company, you’ll need to set up your business in a way that entices potential investors if that’s what you would like to do. That’s why episode 19 of This Green Planet is about funding your green and eco-friendly business!  In this episode of This Green Planet, I’m sharing…

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STEM vs STEAM and Why it Matters

What is the difference between STEM and STEAM? This is a common question. That’s why episode 18 of This Green Planet is about the difference between the two!  In this episode of This Green Planet, I’m sharing the importance of encouraging STEM and STEAM education. Some of the talking points I go over in this…

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How to Start a Green Business

With two green companies, I love being able to encourage other women to start their businesses with a green mindset. That’s why episode 17 of This Green Planet is about how to start a green business!  In this episode of This Green Planet, I’m sharing actionable steps you can take right now to start a…

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Make Your Current Business Greener

It doesn’t matter how big or small your business is, you can make a difference by going green or making it more environmentally friendly. That’s why episode 16 of This Green Planet is about making your current business greener!  In this episode of This Green Planet, I’m sharing the importance of aligning with your values…

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Growing and Protecting the World’s Bee Population with JP Mackey

J.P. Mackey is a 12-year-old nature-lover and founder of Bumble Bracelets, a “buzz-ness” he created to raise funds to help save the bees, the number one most valuable species on the planet. J.P. handmakes each bracelet to order, with gemstones and beads including lapis lazuli, labradorite, Amazonite, Czech glass, and agate, among others. Each bracelet…

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35+ STEM Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Students

Are you feeling stuck trying to figure out what STEM resources to check out for your family? This episode is going to be a little different as Penny Bauder shares her favorite STEM podcasts, blogs, and games that the entire family can enjoy. Penny is an environmental scientist-turned-entrepreneur and author. She’s worked as a climate…

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Building Math Confidence in Girls with Brittany Rhodes

Brittany Rhodes is the creator of the Black Girl MATHgic Box, the first and only monthly subscription box curated to increase math confidence and decrease math anxiety in girls on a 3rd-8th grade math skill level. Each box contains a relevant and engaging math activity booklet, items to support the activities, an affirmation to inspire…

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Stop Admiring the Problem with Michel Huffaker

Michel began her career as a Chinese Cryptologic Language Analyst in the US Air Force before moving on to become an Intelligence Analyst for the US Departments of Defense and State. She has worked on many sides of the cybersecurity industry — from government, to end user, to vendor. She previously worked with iSIGHT Partners/FireEye,…

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