Tag Archives: sustainability

Cultivating Innovation in Kern County: Insights from Chief Economic Development Officer Jim Damian

Jim Damian discussing economic development strategies for Kern County, CA.

In this insightful interview, Jim Damian, Kern County’s Chief Economic Development Officer, discusses the strategies and philosophies that make Kern County a thriving hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. Discover how Kern leverages its unique geology, geography, and community spirit to foster economic growth and innovation.

Empowering Literacy and Entrepreneurship in Bakersfield with Mike Russo

Mike Russo standing proudly in his bookstore, Russo's Books, surrounded by towering shelves filled with books.

Discover Mike Russo’s journey on the Destination for Innovation series, from a passionate educator to a cornerstone of Bakersfield’s business and literacy community. Learn how his dedication to Russo’s Books and teaching entrepreneurship shapes the future, inspiring both young minds and fellow entrepreneurs.

Pioneering Solar Innovation with Matt Campbell, CEO & Co-Founder of Terabase Energy Inc.

Matt Campbell discussing the future of solar energy at Intersolar North America, San Diego.

Dive into an enlightening discussion with Matt Campbell, CEO & Co-Founder of Terabase Energy, on revolutionizing utility-scale solar power and his vision for a sustainable future.

Transforming the Energy Landscape with John Zahurancik, President, Americas at Fluence, A Siemens and AES Company

John Zahurancik discussing energy storage solutions

Explore how John Zahurancik and Fluence are pioneering advancements in the energy storage sector to create a more efficient, sustainable, and reliable power grid. This exclusive interview unveils the journey of energy storage from a concept to a cornerstone of the renewable energy landscape.

Unlocking Potential: Kathryn Beros’ Vision for Agri-voltaics and Water Conservation

Kathryn Beros discussing agrivoltaics and sustainability solutions.

Discover Kathryn Beros’ innovative journey in the field of agrivoltaics, from her academic pursuits at Columbia University to founding KAP Industry, aimed at revolutionizing agriculture through sustainable practices.

Sustainable Energy & Pivoting Insights with Janos Hettyey

Les Mood interviewing János Hettyey in Beverly Hills.

Explore renewable energy insights with Janos Hettyey from World Kinect Energy Services. In this Destination for Innovation episode, Janos shares his journey from Hungary to Germany, highlighting the need for adaptability and continuous learning in the energy sector. Learn how his approach to renewable energy procurement and his positive outlook are contributing to a sustainable future.

The Synthesis of Vulnerability and Innovation: A Community Philosophy with Dr. Scott Andrews, Assistant City Manager of Bakersfield

Les Mood alongside Dr. Scott Andrews, engaging in a deep and enlightening conversation on community, innovation, and the transformative power of vulnerability during the Destination for Innovation series.

In a heartfelt conversation with Dr. Scott Andrews, we journey through tales of personal growth, global exploration, and the enduring power of community and vulnerability. Dr. Andrews shares insights into the transformative potential of equitable solutions and innovative partnerships in fostering a sense of belonging and purpose within communities. Dive in to explore the lessons, struggles, and aspirations he’s gleaned on his path to shaping a more harmonious world.

7 Progressive Insights: Bakersfield’s Evolving Energy Landscape with Dr. Kristen Watson

Dr. Kristen Watson of CSUB discussing Bakersfield's unique potential and the importance of community collaboration

Dr. Kristen Watson highlights the profound potential in Bakersfield’s interconnected community and diverse geology, presenting a vision for transformative growth and inclusive economy. By stressing the essential role of collaborative innovation and strategic evolution, Dr. Watson outlines a blueprint for harnessing local strengths and resources, aiming to position Kern at the forefront of pioneering developments.