066: Hunter Johansson Part 2 - Finding Purpose and Social Impact

Guest Overview 

Hunter Johansson was born and raised in New York to an American Mother and Danish Architect Father, a community activist grandmother, he is twin brother to Scarlet Johansson, and he’s on a mission to save lives through his renewable energy NGO Solar Responders.

In part two of this interview how he found his purpose and founded his NGO Solar Responders. He explains his NGO’s mission to save lives in hurricane-hit regions by installing solar power units in first responder fire and police stations and how he co-founded Solar Responders, with London born Las Vegas-based fire captain Richard Burt.

Hunter discusses his mission to help the disadvantaged people of Puerto Rico, still devastated by the 2017 Hurricane and his vision to extend the renewable technology to other regions threatened by the ever-increasing risk of life threaten hurricanes and climate change

Finally, we cover his principles, influences, and advice.

I hope you enjoy the humble, yet the indomitable spirit of Hunter Johansson.

What We Discuss 

The effect Hurricane Maria had on him

Meeting Captain Richard Burt

Forming Solar Responders

How Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson supported his mission

The impact of solar technology on future hurricanes

The challenges of raising funds for the NGO

Empowering the Puerto Ricans locals

His principles

His hard choices

Who has made him reevaluate himself

Where he goes to discover new ideas

His impossible question answer

Where and when in history

The book he recommends

Social Links 


Solar Responders 

Links in the Show 

Solar Responders

Marco Krapels

PS 41 

Scarlett Johansson

Hurricane Sandy 

Hurricane Maria 

The Jones Act 

The Stafford Act

Scott Stringer 

Colin Jost from SNL 

Terry Tempest Williams Erosion 

Manny and Lo

Nita Baum 

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