Climate Couples: Amanda Ravenhill + Ryan Kushner
Climate solutions galore, Bay Area counterculture, 🪧 civil disobedience, 👩🌾 regenerative agriculture, 🍄 mycelium, 🌊 blue carbon, the world in 2050, 🩲 AI-chip installed underwear...
Fellow Climate Warriors,
This special climate couples episode I drink a 🍫 cacao concoction with two of the top climate solutions systems thinkers: Amanda Joy Ravenhill, Executive Director of The Buckminster Fuller Institute and Ryan Kushner, Co-founder and Director of Outreach at Third Derivative, a joint venture between Rocky Mountain Institute and New Energy Nexus.
Join us as we discuss climate solutions galore, Bay Area counterculture, ⚽️ geodesic domes, 🪧 non-violent direct action, Tikkun Olunch, project drawdown, 🐞 the insect apocalypse, 👩🌾 regenerative agriculture, biochar, 🍄 mycelium, 🌊 blue carbon, the world in 2050, 🩲 AI-chip installed underwear and oh so much more!!
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”These lunches were an opportunity for us to get together once a week and ask, ‘Are you doing the most you can possibly do to make the world a better place? How can I help you think through that and how can I help you step up your game?’” -Amanda Joy Ravenhill, Executive Director of The Buckminster Fuller Institute
@AmandaRavenhill, Executive Director of @BuckyFullerInst, which is dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of strategies that radically regenerate Earth's ecosystems. She previously held the role of Co-Founder and Executive Director of Project Drawdown, the comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. Amanda Joy is a member of The Seastars, an acapella group blending harmonies with new narratives of a future that works for 100% of life. She is also an avid gardener, stewarding her small backyard farm to build soil, host pollinators, create medicines, and grow food.
@KushyKush, Co-founder and Director of Outreach, @Third_Deriv, a joint venture between Rocky Mountain Institute and New Energy Nexus. D3 now has the largest cohort of climate tech startups in the world, an SPV to fund all current and future companies, $3 trillion in market cap across corporate partners and $2 billion in deployable funds across VC partners. He is the author of “Accelerate This! A Super Not Boring Guide To Startup Accelerators and Clean Energy Entrepreneurship”, sponsored by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, World Wildlife Fund, and New Energy Nexus, and featuring Y Combinator, Techstars, 500 Startups, Google X, and other innovation programs around the world.
🍫 What we drank during the episode: cacao concoction!
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[4:15] Drink of the show
[6:00] Recording location and Bay Area counterculture
[8:30] How they met
[9:30] Getting arrested together
[16:30] Next steps after getting arrested
[18:00] Amanda Co-founding Project Drawdown
[22:00] Ryan discovering clean energy startups and accelerators
[26:00] Tikkun Olunch and supporting each other in their endeavors
[32:00] Buckminster Fuller Institute
[36:00] New Energy Nexus and 3rd Derivative
[41:30] Size of the problem we need to solve
[46:30] What Ryan’s excited about on the macro side in terms of solutions
[48:30] The weird middle period
[49:30] F*ck fossil fuel companies and their subsidies
[51:00] Megatrends happening with natural solutions
[56:00] Regenerative agriculture
[1:00:00] Startups Ryan’s excited by
[1:02:00] Solutions Amanda’s excited by
[1:08:00] The world in 2050
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