My guest today is Amer Jandali, an energizing, creative human being who brings together a variety of different disciplines to imagine a world where a true human future is possible. A world in which we have not only tackled the challenge of climate change, but actually built a beautiful, more inclusive, more energizing - both metaphorically, but literally in the sense of where we get our energy, our fuel, our food - world where everyone can thrive.He's the founder of a new social design firm called Future Meets Present, and they're doing incredible work to help us see what's possible on the other side of the climate crisis that we're facing right now. He brings a natural optimism and enthusiasm to these questions of existence, survival, and thriving, and he's also just a wonderfully heartfelt human being who has dedicated his life to bring people together.The Wonder Dome Newsletter http://bit.ly/3dTfdPiFollow Andy on Twitter http://twitter.com/cahillaguerillaLike us on Facebook http://facebook.com/mindfulcreative.coachFutureMeetsPresent.combraceletote.coclimateweeknyc.orgfacebook.com/amer4linkedin.com/in/amer-jandali-05608a3btwitter.com/amerjandali
Amer Jandali is an Environmental Futurist and Social Designer. As a former award-winning nightclub DJ, Amer performed in front of thousands and opened for artists such as Avicii, LMFAO, Tyga, and Lil John. A documentary about plastic bags shifted his trajectory to New York City where he earned a Masters Degree in Design for Social Innovation from the School of Visual Arts. Amer is the Founder of Future Meets Present, a company on a mission to bring a sustainable future to life through design. Future Meets Present’s projects include: the “Braceletote”, a first-to-market, wearable tote bag designed to replace single-use plastic bags during an urban commute; and The “Marketplace of the Future”, a yearly event that brings together 50 eco-conscious start-ups to represent an immersive “snapshot” of a sustainable future. The 2019 Marketplace was the official closing ceremony for the 10th annual Climate Week NYC - the largest in the world.In addition, Amer is an “Innovator in Residence” at the Centre for Social Innovation, working to design a scalable zero-waste system that has proven to increase office waste diversion from 40% to 80%. Amer is guest faculty at Parsons teaching Creative Team Dynamics and Social design and has been invited to lecture at NYU, Glasgow University, CUNY, New Mexico State University.Episode Linkshttps://www.futuremeetspresent.com/https://www.marketplaceofthefuture.com/https://www.braceletote.co/https://www.instagram.com/amerjandali/ ReferencesAnatomy of the Spirit, Caroline MyssProject Drawdown, Paul Hawken
EP56: What the world will look like when the Future Meets Present - Amer Jandali
In Good Hands
Future Meets Present Founder, Amer Jandali, joins us on this week’s episode to discuss:- Opening for LMFAO + starting his career as a pro DJ- His startup, which he describes as if “IDEO was run by Al Gore and Skrillex”- Their first product, the Braceletote- Organizing “Marketplace of the Future,” Climate Week NYC’s closing event- Running a conference in the year of COVID- New projects in the pipeline for Future Meets PresentLearn more about this Friday's (9/25) Marketplace of the Future event here!Follow @ingoodhands on twitter and let us know who you want to see on the show!
Coach Chat on Sustainability with Coach Colette and Amer Jandali
Start Within w/Coach Colette
Do your actions align with your values? In a busy life it is often hard to keep on top of our consumption and old habits and when it comes to being environmentally conscious or sustainable, it is difficult to know where to start. New York State has recently implemented its plastic bag ban, aiming to reduce the 23 billion plastic bags used state-wide every year and highlighting the shift away from a disposable mindset. In this episode of Coach Chat, Amer Jandali joins Coach Colette in an impromptu recording session at the Centre for Social Innovation to discuss all the important decisions and ‘micro-moves’ that lead his entrepreneurial journey to where it is today. Amer is the founder of Future Meets Present, an environmental project that helps design products and systems to help reduce consumption and waste. He is also the designer and founder of the Braceletote; a remarkably ingenious way of never forgetting your shopping bags! You’ll hear how he pivoted from a life of late nights as a DJ in New Mexico, to his degree in Design for Social Innovation and on to his work at CSI. He sheds light on the shift he felt after watching a documentary on plastic waste and the important roles that we can all have as individuals in the environmental and sustainability social movement. The two also discuss the challenges facing solopreneurs in New York City and ways to combat the need for external and internal validation and the importance of regular introspection. Amer shares what motivates him to work harder, remain grounded and what helps him stay in flow. If you want to learn more about Amer’s work you can find it on his website, or if you have a social innovation you wish to build, why not try a day at CSI for free! If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coach-colette/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/coach-colette/support
This is a great episode of Apocalypse…Now? and I know I always say that–but I really mean it this time! I sit down with Amer Jandali to talk about the state of the planet, how recycling works, and an easy solution to help you cut down on your plastic bag use. Do you want to win a FREE shaker of WannaRub? Leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Spotify (that’s three ways to win!) and leave your email in your review so we can contact you. We will pick the winners in Spring 2020. So, make sure you leave a review and subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast platform. Make sure you leave a review and subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast platform. Feel free to send your Apocalypse frustrations to ApocalypseNowPodcast@gmail.com or call and leave us a voicemail at 920-474-6763. This season is brought to you by WannaRub. Go to WannaRub.com today and get some rub, cause you’re gonna WannaRub it all over–everything you cook! Links on Links JoAnnaVanThuyne.com Follow Jo Anna on Twitter @JoPincushion Follow Jo Anna on Instagram @JoPincushion Check out MezzaMortaWebSeries.com http://www.amerjandali.com/ Order your Braceletote on Braceletote.co Follow @braceletote on Instagram Follow @amerjandali on Instagram Donate to the Happy Hippie Foundation at happyhippies.org Get 10% off your first WannaRub order when you use the code apocalypsepod. Looking for podcast hosting? Get the first month free! Go to BluBurry.com & use the CODE: apocalypsepodcast The Apocalypse…Now? themes were written by Johnny Grind.The post Amer Jandali and The Plastic Bag Ban first appeared on Jo Anna Van Thuyne.
E024: Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Positive Futures with NYC Inventor Amer Jandali
Hey Change Podcast
Amer Jandali is a young man who had one big vision in his life - to get to New York City. Once there he found himself in a whole new world and not long after he moved to this huge apple, he knew he wanted to create something positive for this planet. Tune into this episode as we talk about sustainable entrepreneurship, good struggles and how to save the world.Check out Braceletote: https://www.braceletote.co Follow Amer: @AmerJandaliStay connected, say hi!Website: www.heychange.netIG: @HeyChange_PodcastHost: @AnneThereseBengtsson See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.