Stephen Ritz is an educator in the South Bronx, where he takes a “whole school” approach to education, rooted in health, wellness and mindfulness. In the poorest Congressional district in America, where 45,000 people live within 8 square blocks of each other and healthy, fresh food is not available, he teaches students …
City of Phoenix Mayor, Kate Gallego discusses her efforts to make Phoenix a leading city for its businesses and residents. With a focus on job creation, public safety, medical care, transportation planning and sustainability, Mayor Gallego is passionate about building a Phoenix that works for everyone. From GreenBiz 20.
As the planet warms, our cities are heating up even faster, and it is especially true for desert cities. Solving heat, pollution and water problems will be key to the future of our growing cities. What is the role of technology, data and community involvement in solving these problems? Arizona …
Youth leaders around the world are rising up to inspire, empower and mobilize a generational movement to demand action on the climate crisis and ensure environmental justice for all. From organized strikes calling for bold climate solutions to filing (and sometimes winning) lawsuits against state and federal governments, they’re …
GreenBiz CEO Eric Faurot and VP, Conferences Ellie Buechner welcome GreenBiz 20 participants to the conference. Arizona State University’s Jacob Moore does a land acknowledgment.
GreenBiz’s Jim Giles announces a new component to the VERGE conference ecosystem: VERGE Food, focusing on the rising interest in sustainable food systems. From GreenBiz 20.
Since Chobani’s founding, the company has embraced purpose, with a unique focus on community, environmental and worker wellbeing. Meanwhile, the dairy industry is complex and ever-changing. Chobani President Peter McGuiness and Fair Trade CEO Paul Rice discuss their shared efforts towards creating comprehensive standards for ensuring sound labor, environmental and animal welfare conditions in the dairy industry, what it will take to accomplish, and why this matters. They also explore the evolving landscape of dairy and rise of plant-based options, including the non-dairy offerings Chobani released last year, and what this means for the future. From GreenBiz 20.
Making significant progress in addressing climate change and sustainability requires an inclusive approach, in which people and communities of all different backgrounds are involved and engaged. MGM’s Chief Diversity and Sustainability Officer, Jyoti Chopra; eBay’s director of diversity and inclusion, Beric Alleyne; and Unilever NA’s diversity and inclusion lead and GreenBiz 30 Under 30 honoree, Kamillah Knight share advice for how they champion inclusivity and equity within their own organization and within the communities in which they do business. From GreenBiz 20.
GreenBiz Vice President and VERGE Executive Director, Shana Rappaport, welcomes VERGE 19 participants to the event with a clean economy call to action and surprise performance by The Seastars.
“This isn’t just about avoiding an ecological and economic crisis,” Rappaport says. “It’s about helping a future unfold that has the potential to be more prosperous for all people and all life than it’s ever been.”
Following Rappaport’s opening remarks and invitation to transform ambition into action, The Seastars and Cello Joe join her on stage for a special performance of their song, Carbon Needs a Price Tag, to sing California Governor Gavin Newsom on stage.
4:50: VERGE Community Call to Action
7:05: The Seastars performance of Carbon Needs a Price Tag