2084 is a podcast about designing tomorrow, creating a sustainable future for all…told by the people building it today.

In our episodes we will talk with entrepreneurs, idealists, innovators, academics, politicians & celebrities; will talk about the futures they stand to create, taking a behind the scenes look at the ups and the downs, the products, the plans, the failures and the successes. All told in their own words. If you’ve ever wanted an excuse to have hope for the future – or just wondered how you can make a difference – we invite you to join the journey of 2084, and together we will write a different story. Hosted by Stephen Szucs @ViaStephen Follow the show @2084pod

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Bonus – Income Report August 2017

Welcome you to our first SustainableJoes’ income report episode.

Our intention is to accomplish the following three things with this series of income reporting episodes:


As we work to produce and share content inspiring the leaders of today and tomorrow, with better ways of being, acting and developing; we want to provide a realistic view of what growing a business looks like…AND we want to provide that perspective in real time. Real time being as we transition sustianablejoes from a passion project to a successful enterprise.


At SustainableJoes we believe transparency is absolutely critical to build a foundation of trust. As such, I want to transparently Illustrate what revenues we bring in, operational costs, and other channels of support.


We want to say thank you, and share our plan for the next 30 days.

This is a vulnerable episode for us, as traditionally we would keep finances close to the chest. However, we believe this is the right thing to do and hope it supports your growth.

So lets get right to!

Yours, SustainableJoes

MidWeek Update 3: Two Minutes of Highlights

As we prepare for our first product launch, we will be back with a series of full length episodes starting next week.

However, we are excited to share a quick update with you today ~ Highlighting 3 things.

In closing, good things keep happening at SustainableJoes and it is all because of you #JoesNation! Thank you for listening, thank you for sharing this content, and thank you for being a part of this community. We are the best place for business and sustainability talk, and together we are changing the world!

We would love to hear what you are up to! You can always reach us @SustainableJoes

Make it a great week JoesNation,

Joes Team

‘2084’ EP 9. City of London: Barry Orr, International Water Specialist

This is a must listen to episode, on a topic you probably never thought you would find interesting!

Seriously, you will never meet man more passionate and excited to talk about water and waste water than Barry Orr.

Check out Barry's tie! "#Toiletsarenotgarbagecans"

Check out Barry’s tie! “#Toiletsarenotgarbagecans”

Barry is an international water and waste water specialist, working for the City of London, Ontario, Canada; and from NYC to Japan, flushable wipes in your toilet to grease in your kitchen sink; in this episode Barry and Stephen explore the ‘must knows’ about our water, our sewers, and how we can make a positive impact.

Big thank you to all the water and wastewater specialist out there, for fighting to keep our water clean!

You can contact Barry at @YourTurnOrr or via the City of London.

ALSO – BIG THANK YOU to everyone who showed up at last night’s 2nd live podcast recording! If you would like to come to a recording or want to get involved please message us @SustainableJoes.


We are Publicly Funded

If you have the capacity, please consider monthly support.


Midweek Update: Live Event 2, Upcoming Guests, & More!

So much to be excited about, we just had to share!

With our second live podcast recording event right around the corner, here is a quick, two minute, midweek update!

We hope this message finds you well and hope to see you all at our second live event! You can find tickets HERE.

Make it a great week,

SustainableJoes Team


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‘2084’ EP 8. Nanoleaf: Gimmy Chu, CEO (Live)

Have you ever thought about the future of lighting?

In this episode of 2084, our first ever live audience recorded episode, Stephen sits down Gimmy Chu, the CEO of Nanoleaf; the Toronto based lighting company which invented the worlds most efficient LED, and works to revolutionize the future lighting.

In this illuminating conversation Gimmy sheds some light on both the dark and bright times of bein2084nanoleafig5g an entrepreneur. He talks about Nanoleafs’ humber beginnings, and how they ended up being celebrated at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.

He gives his take on sustainability, provides a marketing twist, and fields some interesting questions from the audience.

If you’re looking for inspiration, advice on how to be a better leader, or simply want to have hope for a brighter tomorrow…click play now.

“We’re ushering in an era that transcends the restrictions of the lightbulb.” ~ Nanoleaf

We are also very excited to announce the release of tickets for our second live podcast recording event. On Wednesday August 23rd, you can join Stephen and the team at CoPowers’ beautiful brick and beam down town Toronto Headquarters –https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sustainablejoes-2084-w-stephen-szucs-live-from-toronto-vol-ii-tickets-36826304468?aff=erelexpmlt


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‘2084’ EP 7. Chasing Coral The Movie (Part 1)

We have a very special episode for you this week!

A few months ago, during the Hot Docs film festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Stephen had the privilege to sit down with four members of the team behind the award winning documentary Chasing Coral.dfngyitumamztaz

Now we’ve been holding onto this episode because we were asked to release it along side the film’s Netflix launch date.

That being said, last week the film came out on Netflix, and in this episode of 2084 Stephen sits down Emmy award winning Director, Jeff Orlowski; Producer – Larissa Rhodes; Camera tech and surprise film star – Zach Rago, AKA ‘The Coral Buff’; and camera operator and additional music – Mark Crawford.

This is part one of our candid conversation about a serious topic, with feel good vibe. Find out more @ChasingCoral AND If you have yet to see the film…watch it and let us know what you think!


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‘2084’ EP 6. CoPower Inc: David Berliner, CEO

If you were to personify your portfolio, would the companies your invested in echo your personal values?

In this episode Stephen sits down David Berliner, the CEO of CoPower; a FinTech company geared towards investing in a sustainable future, and making profit at the same time.

We talk about the standard risk and reward model involved in typical investing…and then take things a step further asking the questions, does your portfolio line up with the future you want to be invested in? And if it doesn’t, what can you do about it?

We also make a BIG announcement…and invite you to join us at our first live recording event. Find out more by clicking here


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2084 EP 5. MeoElectric: Zachary Lefevre, CEO

Did you know America’s electric vehicle adoption rate is three times that of Canada?

In this weeks episode of SustainableJoes’ 2084,  Stephen sits down with Zachary Lefevre, the CEO of MeoElectric.

They discus the fact above and many more, ultimately culminating with a look at the the future of mobility.

We hope you enjoy and thanks for listening!


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‘2084’ EP 4. Democratic National Committee: William “Bill” Derrough-Salas, Treasurer (Feat. Dan Ariely Ph.D)

We are very excited to release this episode of SustainableJoes’ 2084. Three weeks ago Stephen had the opportunity to sit down with Mr. William Derrough-Salas, the newly elected Treasurer of the DNC, Democratic National Committee.

They talk about where he comes from, what he stands for, and his overall view for the direction of America. Topping this episode off, is a personal question for the Treasurer from our favorite Behavioural Economist on the planet, Dan Ariely Ph.D.

Lastly, please let us know what you think by leaving us a review wherever you get your podcasts…and remember to subscribe while you’re there.

Sustainably Yours,

Joes Team


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‘2084’ MidWeek: A Quick Note

Our next episode will be out next week and its going to be a BIG one!

Make it a good week.

Sustainably Yours,

Joes Team


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