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[email protected] Episode 6: Stephen Ritz & Organically Grown Citizens

Dec. 22, 2015

Stephen Ritz is a public school teacher in the poorest congressional district in America. Stephen was a top ten finalist in the Global Teacher Prize, "The Nobel Peace Prize of Teaching," and his work has been featured on major TV networks, TED.com and in best-selling author Michael Pollan’s newest documentary. Show notes: The unlimited potential of Las Vegas https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=3m29s “I hate being bipolar. It’s awesome" https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=4m08s Celebrating local heroes https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=4m23s How Stephen became such a good speaker https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=4m34s One thing you can do right now to be a better speaker https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=5m46s Why it wasn’t about changing the world https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=6m35s Stephen’s unbelievable energy without sleep at 6am https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=7m55s The TED effect & immigration https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=8m0s The importance of being an accessible resource https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=8m45s What Stephen has learned from being recognized https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=9m42s How to turn a problems into an opportunity https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=10m08s The magic rules https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=11m29s Why he refuses to call Green Bronx Machine a nonprofit https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=12m05s What the whole green schools movement is all about https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=13m28s Lessons from a startup founder in his 50s https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=14m23s How GBM provides students health benefits and living wages https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=15m44s How Stephen's elementary school kids are helping their parents get living wage green jobs https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=16m37s Stephen’s remarkable leadership philosophy https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=20m30s How Stephen attracted 400 applicants to a poor public school https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=21m09s Advice for the hyper-ambitious striving to be the next 30 under 30, or 40 under 40 https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=22m03s Realizing God given genetic potential regardless of zip code and skin color https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=23m32s If you wan’t to move forward you don’t spend a lot of time looking at the rear view mirror https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=24m02s Stephen and Rukesh’s personal tragedies & overcoming adversity https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=24m24s Loosing 100 lbs & personal sustainability https://soundcloud.com/usgbc/changemakersusgbc-episode-6?in=usgbc/sets/changemakers-usgbc#t=27m10s Click here for more http://bit.ly/1OHwknz

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