inbalance Podcast

Inbalance Gonzaga's sustainability Podcast, Gonzaga Podcast Network

About the Podcast

inbalance animates Gonzaga University’s CREATE model for sustainability through interviews and conversations with students, staff, faculty and community members practicing sustainability on campus and in our region. inbalance is hosted by Jim Simon, the Director of Sustainability at Gonzaga. 

Season 1

inbalance host Jim Simon sits down to chat with Carrie Herrman about her experience as an Americorps employee in of Office of Sustainability at Gonzaga University. Hear about her impact at GU and continuing her work in the environmental field at Save Our Wild Salmon, a non-profit organization in Spokane, WA.
 
Episode 2 with JJ Doria.
 
Episode 2 with Dr. Kevin Brown
 
Episode 4, Considering Zero Waste.
 
Guests: Erik Budsberg, Sustainability Coordinator at Eastern Washington University & Eva Rocke, Sustainability Coordinator at the University of Montana.
Jim, Eva, and Erik discuss the opportunities and challenges of working in higher education sustainability, especially during the age of COVID-19.
 
This episode, Jim talks with Laura Marck 18’, who is working in procurement and sustainability at Unilever in New York City. The conversation is for any soon to be graduates considering careers in corporate social responsibility or consumers seeking to understand the role corporations can play in creating a sustainable future.
 

Season Two

Practitioners of the Sacred: Finding faith and spirituality amongst climate and racial disruption.
Jim talks with Gonzaga’s Chief Diversity Officer Raymond Reyes about the intersection of current events and the grounding practice of finding faith and spirituality in creation.
 
Jim talks to Creighton Randall, the CEO and Principal at Mobility Development Partners about the growth of and changes in the shared mobility space and what this means for communities like Spokane.
 
“What’s with all those bones? Talking with Dr. Kyle Shimabuku about bone char and beyond” Jim talks with GU Faculty member Dr. Kyle Shimabuku about his research and the path that brought him to Gonzaga.
 
Jim speaks with three students about the critical intersections of race, justice, and the environment. NOTE: This podcast was recorded just days before the racist attack on the Gonzaga Black Student Union. We condemn this hateful act and hope that this conversation adds to the care and solidary for our Black students and students of color at Gonzaga University.
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Jim speaks with Erik Budsberg, Sustainability Coordinator at Eastern Washington & Eva Rocke, Sustainability Coordinator at the University of Montana. Jim, Eva, and Erik discuss the opportunities and challenges of working in higher education sustainability, especially during the age of COVID-19.
 
Laura Marck poses in front of a rock
This episode, Jim talks with Laura Marck 18’, who is working in procurement and sustainability at Unilever in New York City. The conversation is for any soon to be graduates considering careers in corporate social responsibility or consumers seeking to understand the role corporations can play in creating a sustainable future.
 
Jim talks with McKenna and Marisa about Fossil Free Gonzaga and the ongoing conversation at Gonzaga and other colleges and universities about divestment from fossil fuels.