SDG Talks

SDG Talks

SDG Talks highlights Change Makers and their work around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our passion is to highlight people and organizations that work towards the 17 goals that will transform the world into a more equitable place for everyone.
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SDG #14: Protecting the Ocean with Data, NFT’s and the Human Spirit with Jeremy McKane

June 22, 2021

Jeremy McKane is an artist who has passion for the environment with a direct focus on ocean issues, particularly in the past several years. He is an active Explorers Club Member and the CEO of, an autonomous network of marine robots that automate enforcement at sea. Jeremy talks about how hi…

SDG 17: Empathy, Teaching and Partnerships in Selma, AL with Candice Pettaway

June 3, 2021

Candice is a native of Selma, AL of Dallas County in the Black Belt Region. Candice is a multifaceted educator with deep ties to and passion for community organizing. Her experiences include being a literacy coach with Tuscaloosa City Schools, an adjunct instructor at Wallace State Community Colleg…

UNLEASH HACKS USA: Bringing Life to the Forgotten Side of Lowndes County with Perman Hardy

May 27, 2021

What is it like to actually get stuff done in Lowndes County Alabama? It isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible. Perman Hardy can teach you a thing or two. For those participating in the UNLEASH 2021 USA Hack on sanitation issues in the Alabama black belt, this is a useful episode to build empathy …

UNLEASH HACKS USA with Lindsey Broderick and Anniestacia Miskel

May 18, 2021

UNLEASH is a global initiative committed to bringing the world’s top talents together to share ideas, build networks, and create solutions to help reach the Sustainable Development Goals. UNLEASH brings together young people from across the world for an annual innovation lab, organizes local hacks,…

About the Hosts

Kevin Sofen

Kevin is a water expert with a background in human geography.

James Armour

James is a cleantech expert with a background in biochemistry.