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Episode 025: Fossil Free UB

Episode 25 of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast features an interview with three undergraduate activists (Alexa Ringer, Meghan Griffin, and Aidan Powell) who are a part of Fossil Free UB, a campaign demanding that the University at Buffalo Foundation divest from the fossil fuel industry and re-invest in clean energy and socially responsible alternatives. This episode provides an update on the campaign that Vanessa Dwyer introduced to the Keeping Things Alive Podcast in Episode 9.

Here are the shownotes, with links to more information on what is discussed during Laura’s conversation with Alexa, Meghan, and Aidan of Fossil Free UB:

One week after the interview, the issue that Fossil Free UB is working onĀ (the UB Foundation’s current investment in fracking) was featured in a front-page Buffalo News Article.

Interview

Episode 024: JD Hartman on Socially Responsible Investing

Episode 24 of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast features JD Hartman, the Managing Partner and Investment Advisor with the Buffalo-based Signity Financial. He is an expert on Socially Responsible Investing. For years he has been helping people achieve financial security by investing their money in alignment with their values. In other words, people doing well by doing good!

During the conversation, JD talks about aligning where you invest your capital with your values. Here are examples of capital that many individuals have:

  • IRAs
  • 401(k)s
  • 403(b)s
  • Inherited stock (ex. in National Fuel, M&T Bank, etc.)
  • Brokerage accounts (ex. Schwab, Ameritrade, etc.)

And here are the shownotes, with links to more information on what is discussed during Laura’s conversation with JD for the Keeping Things Alive Podcast:

Interview

Episode 023: Sarah Baird Shownotes

Episode 23 of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast features Sarah Baird, the President and Founder of Let There Be Light International, a U.S. nonprofit organization addressing energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. LTBLI donates individual solar lights to families living in extreme poverty (as defined by the World Bank and the United Nations) and prioritizes distribution to handicapped and orphaned children, the elderly, and widows living with HIV/AIDS. LTBLI also raises funds for the installation of complete solar lighting systems at unelectrified, off-grid health facilities in Uganda.

Here are the shownotes, with links to more information on what is discussed during Laura’s conversation with Sarah for the the Keeping Things Alive Podcast:

 

Interview

Episode 007: Craig Labadie Shownotes

Episode 7 of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast features Craig Labadie, an acupuncturist and co-owner of Buffalo Alternative Therapies. Craig and Laura talk about his background, what acupuncture is, how community acupuncture works, and finding affordable healthcare outside of the U.S. healthcare system.

Here are the shownotes, with links to more information on what is discussed during the Keeping Things Alive Podcast’s interview with Craig Labadie: