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Radio Awakened episode 29 – Henk Rogers

The guest: Henk Rogers is a Dutch-born entrepreneur and clean energy visionary who has dedicated the past decade of his career to the research, development, advocacy and implementation of renewable energy sources in his adopted home of Hawaii. As the principal and visionary philanthropist of Blue Planet Foundation, Rogers’ efforts led to Hawaii becoming the first state in the nation with a policy requiring that 100% of the state’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2045.
Rogers is now focusing beyond Hawaii to help others enact mandates for 100% renewable energy in their regions. His newest initiative, Blue Planet Alliance, takes a “mandate first” approach to initiate global climate change action by creating measurable and scalable results among individuals, organizations, cities, states, countries and eventually, the world. The Alliance’s mission is to regenerate the environment, become 100% sustainable by 2045, and create a world in which humanity and nature live in harmony.
He is also the founder of Blue Planet Energy, one of the leading providers of energy storage systems that power homes, businesses and critical infrastructure. The company’s innovative Blue Ion technology has allowed Henk to take his own residences off-grid.
Rogers is also the owner of the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS), which served as a NASA Mars mission test facility for five years. In 2017, Henk funded a gathering of space industry leaders to brainstorm the building of a moonbase. Out of this gathering was born the International MoonBase Alliance (IMA) which now manages HI-SEAS moon mission simulations. IMA is currently working on the design and construction of the first moonbase.
Rogers is also renowned as a global leader in the gaming industry, when he created Japan’s first Role-Playing Game. One of his software companies holds the exclusive intellectual property rights to Tetris, the world’s most popular video game. Rogers revolutionized the industry when he brought the now legendary game to the U.S. and world markets more than three decades ago.
The host: Michael Sapiro, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist, writer, meditation researcher, and former Buddhist monk. He is on faculty at Esalen Institute, is a Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and is completing a study on time travel, hope, and unconditional love with Dr. Julia Mossbridge of The Institute for Love and Time. Dr. Sapiro completed his postdoctoral fellowship in advanced psychology at the Boise VA Medical Center where he specialized in rural health, PTSD, and combat trauma. Dr. Sapiro is often on podcasts, and teaches nationally on the art and science of transformation, expanded human capabilities, self-care, and nondual meditation for personal and community growth. His work integrates meditation practices, psychology, noetic sciences, and social justice, and is dedicated to personal awakening for the sake of collective and planetary transformation. He is also the integrative psychologist at the Boise Ketamine Clinic. He can be found at