Powur CEO, Jonathan Budd, 'How to be a Solar Energy Advocate'

August 25, 2015
Hosted by Chris Tinney

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Master Marketer and one of the youngest self made millionaires ever, Jonathan Budd, has set his sights on Solar Power Energy and he wants you to join him as a "Renewable Resource Advocate". I'm excited to have Jonathan on the show. What he has created is a win for people, a win for the planet and a win for people wanting to feel good about how they profit. Jonathan is the CEO of Powur PBC, a company dedicated to helping homeowners and businesses adopt clean, renewable solar power thereby protecting themselves from rising electricity costs and protecting the environment from the pollution caused by fossil fuels. Powur Solar Energy has partnered with Solar City, the #1 Solar Company in America. For every megawatt of residential solar power they install, Solar City donates a solar power system and battery to a school or community in need through the Give Power Foundation. Powur Solar will be represented in the market by "Renewable Resource Advocates"

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Chris Tinney is a Harley-riding, wine-drinking, tie-loathing Vegan and host of Up Close with Chris Tinney.

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Dannion Brinkley


Dannion Brinkley is author of The Secrets of the Light, Saved by the Light, and At Peace in the Light. He is loved and respected worldwide for his inspirational lectures on the Near-Death Experience, Palliative and Hospice Care, Complementary and Alternative Healing Practices, and Self-Awareness. Since 1977, Dannion has worked diligently, looking for the best way to integrate conventional and complimentary medicine. Having survived numerous brushes with death, Dannion is an expert in the dying process. He was struck twice by lightning and has since survived heart failure, open-heart surgery, ruptured subdural hematomas, brain surgery, and a massive grand maul seizure. That first lightning strike radically changed his life. Dannion became a hospice and nursing home volunteer. In the past 25 years of volunteer service, he has been at the bedside of over 340 people at the point of death, and more than 1200 during their final days, accruing more than 16,000 hours of service. View Guest page

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Jonathan Budd

Master Marketer and one of the youngest self made millionaires ever, Jonathan Budd, has set his sights on Solar Power Energy and he wants you to join him as a "Renewable Resource Advocate". I'm excited to have Jonathan on the show. What he has created is a win for people, a win for the planet and a win for people wanting to feel good about how they profit. Jonathan is the CEO of Powur PBC, a company dedicated to helping homeowners and businesses adopt clean, renewable solar power thereby protecting themselves from rising electricity costs and protecting the environment from the pollution caused by fossil fuels. Learn more at ChrisTinney.com View Guest page

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Jon Camp

As Executive Vice President of VeganOutreach.org, Jon oversees the outreach department, ensuring that as much of the world is reached with VO’s outreach efforts as possible. Jon has also been known to leaflet a time or two and has handed out over a million booklets for Vegan Outreach. Jon grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, IL, and focused on guitar studies and music theory at Columbia College in Chicago. During and after college, Jon made a living as a guitar teacher, but gave that up to focus on animal advocacy efforts. In 2004, Jon started working for VO and has considered it a labor of love. In his free time, Jon likes to work out, run, read, and write guitar music. View Guest page

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Joshua Eaton

JOSHUA EATON -(https://www.joshuaeaton.net/) Joshua is an independent journalist who covers national security, cybersecurity, human rights and religion. He holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard University and his writings have appeared in the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, Al Jazeera America, Salon, GlobalPost and Religion Dispatches. Previously, he has served as the digital producer at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and editor-in-chief and web editor at Spare Change News. His article below will show you what hapens when people stand up for BLM. LATEST ARTICLE: JoshuaEaton.net/archives/1461 View Guest page

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Dr. Gerald Epling


Can you sense where lively energy is blocked or life forces are dissipated? Answers to these questions vary from person to person. Seeing a need for people to have personal tools for the exploration of consciousness, Dr. Epling set out to develop tools for conscious exploration, health, and wellness. Dr. Epling shows how to: apply selected tools to enhance clarity in your memories, consciously inspire transformation and communication systems within the body and more. . With an educational background in cognitive science and neuroscience, Gerald Epling designs ways to help people shift their consciousness from one state to another. By example, shifting energy from being stuck in a disruptive pattern to being relaxed and aware. Dr. Gerald Epling earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas in the field of Cognition and Neuroscience. He also holds a Master of Science in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience, and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. View Guest page

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Anndrea Hermann

Anndrea Hermann is a Professor at Oregon State University, President at Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and serves on a special committee with the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance. In the past she has worked with Taos Hemp LLC and Hemp Oil Canada Inc. Se is a favorite guest on Up Close and you can review all the shows she has been on by visiting ChrisTinney.com View Guest page

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Carol Hollowell


On August 20th, Bob and Carol Hollowell will embark on a 3,760-mile, cross-country bike ride across America to raise awareness and funds to help “Break the Cycle” of poverty in America. (BreakingTheCycles.org). Carol Hollowell is the executive director of Switchpoint Community Resource Center in St. George. The center opened its doors in August 2014 with the concept of housing homeless individuals and also helping them improve their futures. Within the first three weeks Swtichpoint was in operation, the organization helped 23 individuals find employment, nine individuals find housing, and five people reunite with their families. Carol has been showcased on ESPN and HomelessFriend.org. View Guest page

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Derek Kesek

Founder of Hempearth View Guest page

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Caroline Kinsman

Growing up and working on a family-owned dairy farm in the foothills of Mount Rainier, Caroline Kinsman has strong roots in honest food production. Caroline traded in her childhood milking shifts for a career in marketing and public relations. Caroline is Outreach Manager at NonGMOproject.org. She graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Journalism / Public Relations and an emphasis in economics. She has kept one foot in farming through the family-owned farm, while garnering experience in a wide range of media outlets. In previous roles, Caroline was driven to create award-winning campaigns and repeated placement in notorious publications—such as Sunset Magazine, Aka Skidor, Better Homes & Garden, Powder Magazine, various AAA publications and The Vancouver Sun. View Guest page

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Jonathan Kraft


Jonathan Kraft is an animal behaviorist that gave up using tigers in his Las Vegas production after two tigers were added to the show. It was then he was exposed to other animal trainers and witnessed the neglect and abuse that many animals suffer behind the scenes. It was then he first began rescuing animals. Jonathan's first hand view of how animals were being treated in the entertainment industry that led him to leave the industry and work full time rescuing animals. He is a frequent guest on Up Close with Chris Tinney. View Guest page

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Arleen Lorrance Mariamne Paulus

Arleen Lorrance and Diane Kennedy Pike are well-known as masterful teachers, personal coaches, and consultants. They have worked across the continent addressing major conferences, leading workshops and intensives, appearing on television and in radio interviews. They have hosted their own radio show, Inner Connections, dialoguing each week with well-known figures in the world of consciousness development. Their deepest work is with small groups and individuals. Lorrance and Pike are co-directors of Teleos Institute. View Guest page

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Keith McHenry


Artist, activist, and author Keith McHenry co-founded Food Not Bombs in Boston with seven friends in 1980. He enjoyed his childhood living at the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Shenandoah and several other National Parks. Keith studied painting at Boston University and started a graphic design company called Brushfire Graphics. He has recovered, cooked and shared food with the hungry with Food Not Bombs for over 30 years. Keith was arrested "for making a political statement" by sharing vegan meals in San Francisco, spent a total two years in jail and faced 25 years to life in prison. He has written two books including "Hungry for Peace - How you can help end poverty and war with Food Not Bombs." Keith lives with his partner and fellow Food Not Bombs activist, Abbi Samuels, in Santa Cruz, California and at their farm in Taos, New Mexico and tending to their gardens, sharing meals with the hungry, maintaining the movement's websites and helping coordinate logistics for Food Not Bombs. View Guest page

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Scott Miller


Scott began his focus on poverty in the late ‘70s as a volunteer for Catholic Worker in Rochester, N.Y. Since then, he has initiated projects in North America that directly help families and communities address poverty more effectively. After a decade of research and refinement of a program to address poverty head on, Scott founded Circles® USA. He makes his home in Albuquerque, N.M., with his wife Jan. Both have volunteered for years as Circles Allies to families enrolled in Circles. Scott is author of the books, Until It’s Gone: Ending Poverty in our Nation, in our Lifetime and The Circles Story, How Circles Can Help Your Community Find New Ways to Resolve Poverty and Thrive. View Guest page

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Chad Nelson


Chad Nelson is the Environmental Director at the Surfrider Foundation where he has worked since 1998. At Surfrider, Chad is responsible for strategic guidance regarding environmental campaigns at the local through national level, and he oversees a number of environmental programs that include volunteer water quality monitoring, ocean-friendly landscaping, surfonomics, as well as education and outreach programs. Prior to joining Surfrider, Chad was a NOAA Coastal Zone Management Fellow working with Oregon’s state coastal zone management program. He is an alumni of Brown University and Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment and has Doctorate the Environmental Science and Engineering program at UCLA where he focussed on the economics of surfing. Through his work on coral reef conservation in Puerto Rico, the Surfrider Foundation earned recognition from the US Coral Reef Task Force. Chad is also the Pres of Save the Waves BOD of Directors and a board member of The Coastal Society View Guest page

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Bruce Perlowin


Bruce Perlowin is the CEO of Hemp Inc. the biggest company in the hemp sector grown over 200% - typically trading 50 and 100 million shares a day. Bruce loves humanity and spends a significant amount of his fortune for good causes. Some of the organizations he donates to: The Cando Kids Project, C Bar J Horsehaven Rescue, Spread Peace USA, The Twilight Brigade, Agape International Spiritual Center, The Cash Hyde Foundation and others. View Guest page

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Jana Szabo

Learn about essential oils from Jana Szabo, Certified Aroma Therapist. Tysha and I have used essential oils personally and in our Reiki Garden for many years. Jana has owned retail and online essential oil businesses and has consulted with some well known direct sales companies. View Guest page

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Dean Tinney

Dean has over 30 years experience in originating, allocating, and managing capital. He is the founder and Managing Member of Gama Global Investment Advisors. Gama Global Investment Advisors is named after Vasco de Gama, the Portuguese explorer. Execution and custody for Gama Global Investment Advisors clients is provided by Schwab Institutional Group. Over those years he has helped clients navigate through all kinds of markets. The crash of October 19, 1987, the 1998 collapse of Long-Term Capital Management, the implosion of the dot-com bubble in 2000 & 2001, the financial crisis of 2008, and the May 6, 2010 flash crash. His institutional clients have allocated close to $2 Billion to leading sponsors of private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds. View Guest page

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Martin Vert


Martin Vert, also known to thousands of people as Marty the Motivator has over 25 years of experience in the diet industry. Marty worked for NutriSystems, and was a writer for Jenny Craig’s as a special task force trainer, He's opened Jenny Craig centers Worldwide. Marty used his experience to create a lifestyle transformation. His ebook itrueu and workbook are a consolidation of his experience with real people and his own experiences in losing and maintaining a weight loss of a 100 pounds. “I’m that guy who has lost 5000 pounds in my life”, Marty teaches a lifetime of dieting leads to the diet industry thriving as we are left looking for an answer to our weight problem. Never blaming the diet, always ourselves! The answer has always been there and no one knows better than Marty how to get you in the right frame of mind in that it is only about YOU! Its all about loving yourself right now! View Guest page

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Dr. Joel Wallach


Dr. Wallach is the author of two, alternative health books. In "Let's Play Doctor," he reviews over 400 diseases and describes his own naturopathic strategies for dealing with each. In his second book, "Rare Earths: Forbidden Cures," he sounds the alarm concerning the lack of minerals in our range and crop soils and demonstrates the relationship between impoverished soils, mineral deficiencies in our diet and degenerative disease. Dr. Wallach is also the author of the now classic, "Dead Doctors Don't Lie" audio tape. On the tape he advocates for a common sense, low tech, nutritionally based approach to health and longevity. The tape has enormous appeal. As of this writing (2000), over 45 million are in circulation. In addition, Dr. Wallach hosts his own nationally syndicated radio show, frequently appears as a guest on radio and TV talk shows across the country and keeps to a busy schedule of health seminars and lectures. Complete Bio at ChrisTinney.com View Guest page

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Kenny Wiley

KENNY WILEY - (uua.org/directory/people/Kenny-Wiley) Kenny is a UU World senior editor and director of faith formation at Prairie Unitarian Universalist Church in Parker, Colorado. His writings have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Houston Chronicle, and Skyd Magazine. I hope you take the time to read hi article. ARTICLE: March in Ferguson - uuworld.org/articles/home-me View Guest page

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