Earthlings 2.0


The Earthlings Podcast takes a look at the big issues facing humanity in the early 21st century and our relationship to our environment, technology, and each other. Each episode, award-winning journalist and host Lisa Ann Pinkerton is joined by experts, scientists, and leaders working to solve the world’s biggest challenges. Together, they cover wide ranging topics including environmental solutions, emerging technologies, what the future might look like, and more.


From the newsroom to the boardroom, Lisa Ann has used her keen analytical skills to share technology stories with the world for over a decade. She is founder and CEO of the award-winning Technica Communications, founder and Chairwoman of the non-profit Women In Cleantech & Sustainability, host of The Earthlings Podcast, an international speaker and moderator and documentary filmmaker. She was named an Industry Innovator by the PRNews Top Women in PR Awards (2021), a PR Executive of the Year by the American Business Awards (2020), Female Entrepreneur of the Year for Advertising and Marketing by the Women in Business and the Professions World Awards (2020), and a Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal (2017).

Before founding Technica Communications, Lisa Ann was a Senior Account Executive and managed new business operations for the San Francisco PR firm Antenna Group. She got her start as a broadcast journalist covering environmental science in 2001. She was awarded the Best Environmental Journalism award by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2005. Her work has been broadcast on National Public Radio, PBS Television, WPXI-NBC, American Public Media, The Environment Report, Great Lakes Radio Consortium, Free Speech TV, WYEP 91.3FM-Pittsburgh, WRCT 88.3FM-Pittsburgh, and WCPN/WVIZ PBS ideastream in Cleveland.

She curated a website and newsletter of all the energy, tech, and career development events in the San Francisco Bay Area for three years. She is originally from metro-Detroit, paints abstract landscapes, and is a Girl Scout Gold Awardee.

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