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February 2019 Archives

February 1: Seth Streeter

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Rinaldo interviews Seth Streeter, the founder of SustainableFuture.org. 

February 8: Jim Selman

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Rinaldo interviews Jim Selman of real-timeworld.com

February 15: Margaret Klein-Salamon

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Rinaldo interviews Margaret Klein Salamon, co-founder and Executive Director of The Climate Mobilization.

February 22: Salud Carbajal

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Rinaldo interviews Congressman Salud Carbajal. 

February 1, 2019 - Guest: Seth Streeter

Public Pressure on Fast Food (& more)

On this week's show, Rinaldo interviews Seth Streeter, the founder of SustainableFuture.org. In addition, Rinaldo talks about how investors and the public are making their voices heard with Fast Food giants.  He ends the show by focusing on new legislation that re-enfranchises voters.

February 8, 2019 - Guest: Jim Selman

Food Waste (& more)

This week, Rinaldo digs into some solutions to the problem of food waste, turns a spotlight on the growing development of solar installations in sub-Saharan Africa, and interviews Jim Selman of real-timeworld.com. There are also some great Didyaknows, and a curious story about smoking in Hawaii. 

Feb 15, 2019 - Guest: Margaret Klein Salamon

Green New Deal (& more)

In this week’s episode of Solutions News, we discuss microgrids in Puerto Rico, farmers’ transitions to organic food, and Rinaldo interviews Margaret Klein Salamon about the Green New Deal and Margaret’s organization The Climate Mobilization. Also ways in which gratitude changes your brain.

Feb 22, 2019 - Guest: Salud Carbajal

Clean Shipping in LA (& more)

This week Solutions News interviews U.S. Congressman and newly appointed Vice-chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Salud Carbajal. Our lead story is about how the Ports of Long Beach and LA are becoming ground zero for testing out new zero emissions trucks. 

Seth Streeter

Seth Streeter is CEO and founder of Mission Wealth, a nationally recognized wealth management firm known for providing caring advice that empowers families to achieve their dreams. Mission Wealth manages $2 billion in assets for over 950 client families and non-profit organizations. They have offices across the Western U.S. in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado and Texas. The firm is proud to have been consistently recognized as a top RIA firm by the Financial Times FT 300, Financial Advisor Magazine RIA Survey & Ranking, Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies and Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces.


Mr. Streeter is a thought-leader in the area of conscious financial planning. He helps people reframe their perspective of wealth beyond just the financial to enjoy more balanced, impactful, and fulfilling lives. In 2016, he was asked to speak on the TEDx stage, The Untethered Life: Wealth Redefined to share his powerful message. In 2015, he was recognized by Real Leaders magazine as one of the Top 100 visionary leaders who strive to create a better world through his influence in this area. 


A very active member of his community, Mr. Streeter has served on numerous nonprofits and as a community builder. In 2014 he brought the innovative Fast Pitch SB program to Santa Barbara, allowing 20 local nonprofits to gain valuable training, exposure, volunteers and cash prizes to build their capacity. In 2015 he served as a judge and advisor for the same program.


In 2017, Mr. Streeter founded www.SustainableFuture.org, a nonprofit designed to unite the community to address serious climate change concerns. The fun and easy-to-use technology platform uses gamification to amplify existing nonprofit, business and public programs that empower positive actions.


For over a decade, Mr. Streeter has been an active member of YPO (Young President’s Organization), serving in various capacities, including as the Global Chair for the Financial Services Network with over 2,000 executive members. In 2017 he spoke at the organization’s Global Leadership Conference in Vancouver and has since become a keynote speaker and facilitator, including multi-day international retreats that he leads. 


Mr. Streeter is an active father to his two teenage children. He has coached and cheered their youth sports teams, taken them on volunteer trips abroad and spoken at their schools. Chocolate chip cookies, exercise and being of service to others is what fuels Mr. Streeter to make the most of each day.  

Seth Streeter, Our Guest on February 1, 2019
Seth Streeter, Our Guest on February 1, 2019

Jim Selman

Jim Selman is a recognized thought leader and authority in the field of transformation. A member of the Transformational Leadership Council, he has been sharing his original research and futuristic thinking about who we have to be as we navigate change with an extensive roster of clients on 4 continents for over 30 years.


Jim was one of a few individuals who, in the 1970s and ’80s, distinguished organizational culture as a phenomenon, identified the need to manifest organizational change, distinguished the levers for leaders to generate change, and developed a technology for accelerating its pace. His ground-breaking article “Coaching and the Art of Management” introduced coaching as an alternative paradigm to management. As co-founder and CEO of Transformational Technologies, an operating network of over 70 consulting organizations, he helped bring the first tools of organizational transformation to enterprises in America and Europe. He also co-founded an accredited post-graduate coaching program in Buenos Aires. He continues to coach leaders around the world as they navigate their organizations, their careers and their lives in real time.


Mr. Selman, past Chairman of the World Business Academy, currently sits on the Boards of Innovasea Corporation and Open Blue Ltd, two businesses at the leading edge of the emerging aquaculture industry. He is the Founder of The Eldering Institute www.eldering.org and is a frequent blogger for the Huffington Post and at www.sereneambition.com. He recently initiated a new venture, Real-Time Futures Group, as a different kind of think tank dedicated to helping clients think outside the box.

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Margaret Klein Salamon

Ms. Klein Salamon is the founder and director of The Climate Mobilization, a volunteer-powered organization that is working to initiate a WWII-scale mobilization that rapidly transforms our economy to protect humanity and the living world. In that role she has helped catalyze a burgeoning worldwide climate emergency movement. Thirty-eight cities and counties around the world have now passed climate emergency declarations based on the climate emergency policy framework that The Climate Mobilization has developed and championed. 

Margaret earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Adelphi University and also holds a BA in social anthropology from Harvard. Though she loved being a therapist, Margaret felt called to apply her psychological and anthropological knowledge to solving climate change. She is the author of The Transformative Power of Climate Truth and Leading the Public into Emergency Mode. Her forthcoming book is titled Transform Yourself with Climate Truth. 

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Salud Carbajal

Congressman Salud Carbajal proudly represents the 24th Congressional District of California. The District includes the entirety of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, and a portion of Ventura County.   


Prior to representing the Central Coast in Congress, Salud served as Santa Barbara County’s First District Supervisor for twelve years. As County Supervisor, Salud championed the development of the Blue Ribbon Budget Task Force to examine our county operations and budget process. He has also advocated for health and social service safety net programs for our most vulnerable residents, co-sponsoring an initiative to provide health insurance for all the County's children and spearheading the creation of a job skills and mentorship program for at-risk youth throughout the County.


In Congress, Salud has demonstrated a strong commitment to protecting our natural environment and resources, enhancing public safety, creating economic opportunities, and working regionally to address our transportation, housing, and workforce challenges.

A long-time advocate for our environment, Salud’s first act in Congress was the California Clean Coast Act which bans future offshore oil and gas drilling on California’s coast. He also is a member of the bi-partisan Climate Solutions Caucus, which works across the aisle toward developing strategies for mitigating the effects of climate change. 


Salud sits on both the House Committee on Armed Services and the House Committee on the Budget. Salud has used his role in the House Committee on Armed Services, to ensure the men and women serving in the military have the resources and support they need. 

Most recently, the Congressman has offered amendments in the National Defense Authorization act that would direct the Department of Defense to research the effects of climate change on military operations, develop educational partnerships between the Department of Defense and local colleges, and ensure female service members have adequate body armor suited to fit their needs.


Salud served eight years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, including active duty service during the Gulf War in 1992 where he was mobilized to Jacksonville, North Carolina. As a veteran, Carbajal has worked to ensure the needs of our nation’s veterans are met. He successfully secured $1 million for the Santa Barbara Veterans Treatment Courts and introduced legislation to combat veteran homelessness.


Carbajal graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) and also holds a master’s degree in Organizational Management from the Fielding University.


Carbajal is married to Gina and they are proud parents of Natasha and Michael.

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