Meet the environmental and social justice changemakers who are taking on the world’s wicked problems head on with new and inventive solutions. You will come away inspired and hopeful.
Supporting Our Dreamers
Adrienne Garcia-Specht, Steering Committee Member for San Luis Obispo's Central Coast Coalition for Undocumented Student Success, talks about the Coalition's mission of creating social change to ensure educational equality for all students, and how they support undocumented students achieve their goals of graduation and college.
San Luis Obispo is Going Carbon Neutral by 2035
In 2018, San Luis Obispo city leaders set an ambitious target date for achieving carbon neutrality: 2035. This is a decade sooner than the same goal set by former Governor Jerry Brown for the State of California. How are they going to do this? Our guests Heidi Harmon and Chris Read will talk about how they were able to get the initiative adopted and how they plan to implement it.
Episode 7: Stories That Change the World: The Work of the Population Media Center
Population Media Center creates powerful TV and radio shows that catalyze social norm change, helping more than 500 million people in over 50 countries live healthier lives. William Ryerson, President of PMC tells how they do it and shares stories of success.
Episode 6 - Toward an Ecological Civilization
Eileen Crist, author and associate professor in the Department of Science, Technology and Society at Virginia Tech, discusses her latest book, "Abundant Earth." Crist calls for a profound shift in the way humanity is addressing the extinction crisis.
Episode 5: Running a Sierra Club Chapter
Grassroots environmental activism is hard work. Monitoring local media, writing op ed pieces and letters to the editor, attending city council and county supervisors meetings, supervising targeted litigation and promoting green initiatives are all part of the job. Andrew Christie, Executive Director of a small Sierra Club chapter based in San Luis Obispo, describes his typical day.
Episode 4: Meet California’s The Wildlands Conservancy
The Wildlands Conservancy is California’s largest nonprofit nature preserve system, offering free admission to nature lovers and families. Biologist Landon Peppel will tell us about the mission and projects of TWC and what it is like to work in the conservation field.