Impact in the 21st Century
EP#15: Cristina Mittermeier - Restoring Our Oceans | Photography For Good | Navigating Social Media

EP#15: Cristina Mittermeier - Restoring Our Oceans | Photography For Good | Navigating Social Media

June 1, 2022

Cristina “Mitty” Mittermeier is a marine biologist, photographer, and conservationist who has spent the last 25 years unveiling the wonders and secrets beneath the surface of our oceans, and the impacts of human activity on these ecosystems. Cristina is also a Co-founder of SeaLegacy, an NGO working to create healthy and abundant oceans for us and for the planet. 

In this episode of Impact in the 21st Century, hear Cristina’s story, what drives her to take photos, how you can use social media to further your own impactful cause, and how you can practice Cristina’s concept of “enoughness”.

Sign SeaLegacy’s petition to the UN for plastic reduction

Sign the petition to protect wild salmon from industrial farming

Learn more about SeaLegacy

Make an impact on Only One

See Cristina’s photographs

Follow Cristina on Instagram

This episode was mixed and mastered by Musa Habib.

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More About Cristina:

Cristina believes that stunning visual storytelling is the key to unlocking critical action to help heal our ocean and save our planet. Beginning her career as a marine biologist in her native Mexico, she soon discovered the power of imagery in ocean advocacy work. She went on to become an internationally recognized National Geographic photographer, public speaker, and founder of The International League of Conservation Photographers. In 2014, she co-founded SeaLegacy and, in 2020, expanded that work with the formation of Only One, a digital action platform built to support and uplift the ocean conservation community while driving action to achieve measurable, sustainable and equitable returns for people and the ocean.

Mittermeier is a Sony Artisan of Imagery and, along with her partner Paul Nicklen, was named one of National Geographic's Adventurers of the Year in 2018. She is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Smithsonian Conservation Photographer of the Year Award and the Imaging Award for Photographers Who Give Back. In 2021, she received the Seattle Aquarium's Sylvia Earle Medal and Travel + Leisure's Global Vision Award. She was also named one of the 100 Latinos Most Committed to Climate Action. and aligns with Rolex's Perpetual Planet initiative.

Earlier this year, Mittermeier received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Honoris Causa, from Simon Fraser University.

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What is Impact in the 21st Century?

Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation, a non-profit organization working to support the next 3.5 million refugee learners with solar-powered classrooms called BrightBoxes. This podcast celebrates the impactful work being done around the globe, and shares the stories of the inspiring individuals who are behind it. In this special series, we’re focusing on the people working to protect our natural world, innovate greener technologies, and ensure that nobody is left behind in the process.

Who hosts Impact in the 21st Century?

Aaron Friedland is a National Geographic Explorer, PhD Candidate in Econometrics at UBC, Executive Director of Simbi Foundation, and innovator of the BrightBox solution and the unique reading platform Simbi.

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EP#14: Jane Goodall - Learnings From Chimpanzees | Finding Hope | Creating Positive Change

EP#14: Jane Goodall - Learnings From Chimpanzees | Finding Hope | Creating Positive Change

April 27, 2022

Equipped with little more than a notebook, binoculars, and her fascination with wildlife, Jane Goodall braved a realm of unknowns to give the world a remarkable window into humankind’s closest living relatives. Through nearly 60 years of groundbreaking work, Dr. Jane Goodall has not only shown us the urgent need to protect chimpanzees from extinction; she has also redefined species conservation to include the needs of local people and the environment.

In this episode of Impact in the 21st Century, hear about Jane’s childhood, how she revolutionized scientific understanding of chimpanzees, key learnings from her experience, and steps that you can take to feel more hopeful in your life.

Learn more about the Jane Goodall Institute here: https://www.janegoodall.ca

Learn more about Roots and Shoots: http://rootsandshoots.ca/

Read Jane Goodall's books: http://wiki.janegoodall.org/wiki/Books?_ga=2.180980577.756277851.1649286906-1138434439.1646855957

Follow the Jane Goodall Institute on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janegoodallcan/

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JaneGoodallCAN/

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/janegoodallCAN

This episode was mixed and mastered by Musa Habib.

Thumbnail and episode title card photo credit: JGI/Bill Wallauer

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What is Impact in the 21st Century?

Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation, a non-profit organization working to support the next 3.5 million refugee learners with solar-powered classrooms called BrightBoxes. This podcast celebrates the impactful work being done around the globe, and shares the stories of the inspiring individuals who are behind it. In this special series, we’re focusing on the people working to protect our natural world, innovate greener technologies, and ensure that nobody is left behind in the process.

Who hosts Impact in the 21st Century?

Aaron Friedland is a National Geographic Explorer, PhD Candidate in Econometrics at UBC, Executive Director of Simbi Foundation, and innovator of the BrightBox solution and the unique reading platform Simbi.

Stream Impact in the 21st Century on your favourite streaming platform:

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/impact-in-the-21st-century/id1529033008

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7F6IBSN7Ysz6wl622eK5lN

Google podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3NpbWJpZm91bmRhdGlvbi9mZWVkLnhtbA?sa=X&ved=0CAIQ4aUDahcKEwiAoLbL3-HrAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ

Learn more about our podcast at www.simbifoundation.org/podcast

EP#13: Scott Harrison - The Power Of Water | Transforming Your Life | Founding charity: water

EP#13: Scott Harrison - The Power Of Water | Transforming Your Life | Founding charity: water

April 26, 2022

In this episode of Impact in the 21st Century, hear Scott Harrison's incredible story from nightclub promoter to charity: water founder, learn more about the global challenge of access to water, and discover how you, too, can turn vision into action.

Scott Harrison spent almost 10 years as a nightclub promoter in New York City before leaving to volunteer on a hospital ship off the coast of Liberia, West Africa as a volunteer photojournalist. Returning home to New York City two years later, he founded the non-profit organization charity: water in 2006. Turning his full attention to the global water crisis and the world’s 771 million people without clean water to drink, he created public installations and innovative online fundraising platforms to spread international awareness of the issue. In 15 years, with the help of more than 1 million donors worldwide, charity: water has raised over $600 million and funded 991,414 water projects in 29 countries.

Learn more about charity: water here: https://youtu.be/bdBG5VO01e0

Support charity: water by joining The Spring: www.thespring.com

Thank you to RBC for sponsoring this episode.

This episode was mixed and mastered by Musa Habib.

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What is Impact in the 21st Century?

Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation, a non-profit organization working to support the next 3.5 million refugee learners with solar-powered classrooms called BrightBoxes. This podcast celebrates the impactful work being done around the globe, and shares the stories of the inspiring individuals who are behind it. In this series, we’re focusing on the people working to protect our natural world, innovate greener technologies, and ensure that nobody is left behind in the process.

Who hosts Impact in the 21st Century?

Aaron Friedland is a National Geographic Explorer, PhD Candidate in Econometrics at UBC, Executive Director of Simbi Foundation, and innovator of the BrightBox solution and the unique reading platform Simbi.

Learn more at www.simbifoundation.org/podcast/

EP#12: Joshua Dahn - A New Era Of Education?

EP#12: Joshua Dahn - A New Era Of Education?

November 5, 2021

Thank you to RBC for sponsoring this episode!

Joshua Dahn is the Founder and Executive Director of Astra Nova - a non-profit, online school which seeks to provide students with more meaningful and formative learning experiences than the national curriculum. Born from a previous educational collaboration with Elon Musk, Astra Nova now aims to reach millions of students around the world through its unique Synthesis and Conundrums learning software.

Does the current educational system make us all the same? How could education be more meaningful for students? In this episode, hear Joshua Dahn and host Aaron Friedland discuss whether we are on the cusp of a new era of education.

Visit Astra Nova's website: https://www.astranova.org/

Try a Conundrum: https://www.astranova.org/xyz/conundrums

Learn more about Synthesis: https://www.astranova.org/xyz/synthesis

We apologize for Aaron's poor audio quality in this episode - we're working on it!

What is Impact in the 21st Century?

Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation, a non-profit organization working to support the next 3.5 million refugee learners with solar-powered classrooms called BrightBoxes. This podcast shares stories of positive impact in a world, that right now, can leave us all feeling a little helpless. Each episode features an inspiring guest and discusses the positive impact they’re making, how they discovered their passion, and what they’ve done to turn vision into action.

Who hosts Impact in the 21st Century?

Aaron Friedland is a National Geographic Explorer, PhD Candidate in Econometrics at UBC, Executive Director of Simbi Foundation, and innovator of the BrightBox solution and the unique reading platform Simbi.

Learn more and join the mailing list at www.simbifoundation.org/podcast/

EP#11: Shalane Yuen - Improving Education For All

EP#11: Shalane Yuen - Improving Education For All

September 24, 2021

Thank you to RBC for sponsoring this episode!

Shalane Yuen is the Executive Director of the Trevor Noah Foundation, which works to provide South African students with improved access to quality education.

How does learning from your mistakes lead to growing your impact? How should NGOs be collaborating with communities? What is the founding story of the Trevor Noah Foundation? In this episode, hear Shalane and host Aaron Friedland discuss improving access to education for all in the 21st Century.

Visit the Trevor Noah Foundation's website: https://trevornoahfoundation.org/

This episode was mixed and mastered by Musa Habib.

What is Impact in the 21st Century?

Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation, a non-profit organization working to support the next 3.5 million refugee learners with solar-powered classrooms called BrightBoxes. This podcast shares stories of positive impact in a world, that right now, can leave us all feeling a little helpless. Each episode features an inspiring guest and discusses the positive impact they’re making, how they discovered their passion, and what they’ve done to turn vision into action.

Who hosts Impact in the 21st Century?

Aaron Friedland is a National Geographic Explorer, PhD Candidate in Econometrics at UBC, Executive Director of Simbi Foundation, and innovator of the BrightBox solution and the unique reading platform Simbi.

Learn more and join the mailing list at www.simbifoundation.org/podcast/

EP#10: Guy Kawasaki - Democratizing Design, Education, and Knowledge

EP#10: Guy Kawasaki - Democratizing Design, Education, and Knowledge

August 20, 2021

Guy Kawasaki is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and has worked as Chief Evangelist at both Apple and Canva.

How can you use mantras to help build your organization? How can you overcome imposter syndrome in the 21st Century? What is the future of education in a post-covid world? In this episode, hear Guy and host Aaron Friedland discuss democratizing design, education, and knowledge in the 21st Century.

Listen to Guy's podcast, Remarkable People: https://guykawasaki.com/remarkable-people/

Thank you to RBC for sponsoring this episode!

This episode was mixed and mastered by Musa Habib.

What is Impact in the 21st Century?

Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation, a non-profit organization working to support the next 3.5 million refugee learners with solar-powered classrooms called BrightBoxes.

This podcast shares stories of positive impact in a world, that right now, can leave us all feeling a little helpless. Each episode features an inspiring guest and discusses the positive impact they’re making, how they discovered their passion, and what they’ve done to turn vision into action.

Who hosts Impact in the 21st Century?

Aaron Friedland is a National Geographic Explorer, PhD Candidate in Econometrics at UBC, Executive Director of Simbi Foundation, and innovator of the BrightBox solution and the unique reading platform Simbi. Learn more at www.simbifoundation.org/podcast/

EP#9: Michael Tamblyn - The Future Of Reading

EP#9: Michael Tamblyn - The Future Of Reading

July 2, 2021

Michael Tamblyn is the CEO of Kobo books, host of Kobo in Conversation podcast, and reading enthusiast. In this episode, hear Michael and host Aaron Friedland discuss the future of reading in the 21st Century.

Enjoyed the episode? Feel free to like, share, follow, or review and help spread positive impact.

Michael's recommended reads: https://www.michaeltamblyn.com/omnivore

Twitter - https://twitter.com/mtamblyn?lang=en

Kobo in Conversation podcast - https://www.kobo.com/blog/kobo-in-conversation

Thank you to RBC for sponsoring this episode!

This episode was mixed and mastered by Musa Habib at Blank Vinyl Project: https://www.blankvinyl.com/

What is Impact in the 21st Century?

Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation, a non-profit organization working to support the next 3.5 million refugee learners with solar-powered classrooms called BrightBoxes. This podcast shares stories of positive impact in a world, that right now, can leave us all feeling a little helpless. Each episode features an inspiring guest and discusses the positive impact they’re making, how they discovered their passion, and what they’ve done to turn vision into action.

Who hosts Impact in the 21st Century?

Aaron Friedland is a National Geographic Explorer, PhD Candidate in Econometrics at UBC, Executive Director of Simbi Foundation, and innovator of the BrightBox solution and the unique reading platform Simbi.

Learn more at: https://simbifoundation.org/podcast/

EP#8: Adrienne Gear - Motivating Kids To Love Reading | Brain Pockets | Teaching In The 21st Century

EP#8: Adrienne Gear - Motivating Kids To Love Reading | Brain Pockets | Teaching In The 21st Century

May 28, 2021

Adrienne Gear is an educator, speaker, literacy specialist, and author of Reading Power, Powerful Understanding, and more.

How has teaching changed in the age of the internet? How can you inspire your students to become lifelong learners? In this episode, hear Adrienne Gear discuss brain pockets, writing her books, and how teaching needs to change in the 21st Century.

Purchase Adrienne's books: https://www.readingpowergear.com/store

Visit Adrienne's website: www.readingpowergear.com

Visit Adrienne's blog: https://readingpowergear.wordpress.com/

Follow Adrienne on social media: Twitter - @AdrienneGear | Instagram - readingpowergear | Facebook - www.facebook.com/readingpowergear/

Thank you to RBC for sponsoring this episode!

This episode was mixed and mastered by Blank Vinyl Project: https://www.blankvinyl.com/

What is Impact in the 21st Century? Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation, a non-profit organization working to support the next 3.5 million refugee learners with solar-powered classrooms called BrightBoxes. This podcast shares stories of positive impact in a world, that right now, can leave us all feeling a little helpless. Each episode features an inspiring guest and discusses the positive impact they’re making, how they discovered their passion, and what they’ve done to turn vision into action.

Who hosts Impact in the 21st Century? Aaron Friedland is a National Geographic Explorer, PhD Candidate in Econometrics at UBC, Executive Director of Simbi Foundation, and innovator of the BrightBox solution and the unique reading platform Simbi.

Learn more and subscribe to the mailing list here: https://simbifoundation.org/podcast/

EP#7: Wade Davis - Finding Your Destiny | Learning Faster | Why Anthropology Matters

EP#7: Wade Davis - Finding Your Destiny | Learning Faster | Why Anthropology Matters

April 30, 2021

Wade Davis is an anthropologist, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, bestselling author, photographer, ethnographer, and professor. 

Can we sustain human life on planet Earth? How can we learn more deeply? Why does anthropology matter in the 21st Century? In this episode, hear Wade Davis discuss his global exploration, jobs vs. work, the coca plant, and how to be creative in today's world.

Purchase Wade Davis' books: https://daviswade.com/books

Read the Unravelling of America: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/covid-19-end-of-american-era-wade-davis-1038206/

Thank you to RBC for sponsoring this episode!

This episode was mixed and mastered by Blank Vinyl Project: https://www.blankvinyl.com/

What is Impact in the 21st Century?

Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation, a non-profit organization working to support the next 3.5 million refugee learners with solar-powered classrooms called BrightBoxes. This podcast shares stories of positive impact in a world, that right now, can leave us all feeling a little helpless. Each episode features an inspiring guest and discusses the positive impact they’re making, how they discovered their passion, and what they’ve done to turn vision into action.

Who hosts Impact in the 21st Century?

Aaron Friedland is a National Geographic Explorer, PhD Candidate in Econometrics at UBC, Executive Director of Simbi Foundation, and innovator of the BrightBox solution and the unique reading platform Simbi.

Learn more and subscribe to the mailing list here: https://simbifoundation.org/podcast/

EP#6: Meghan Cox Gurdon - Reading Aloud | Dopamine Fixes | Technology vs. Paper Books

EP#6: Meghan Cox Gurdon - Reading Aloud | Dopamine Fixes | Technology vs. Paper Books

December 11, 2020

Meghan Cox Gurdon is an author, essayist, book critic, and former foreign correspondent who has been the Wall Street Journal’s children’s book reviewer since 2005.

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