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Broken Ground is a podcast, presented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, digging up environmental stories in the South.

Broken Ground Southern Environmental Law Center

    • Government
    • 4.8 • 221 Ratings

Broken Ground is a podcast, presented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, digging up environmental stories in the South.

    Brenda Mallory: Federal Action on Environmental Justice

    Brenda Mallory: Federal Action on Environmental Justice

    Brenda Mallory, former Director of Regulatory Policy at SELC, sat down with us in December 2020 before joining the Biden administration as Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality and reflected on how the federal government can engage a broad coalition to embed environmental justice principles across the country. 
    Support the show (https://www.southernenvironment.org)

    • 21 min
    Chandra Taylor: The Impact of Everyday Environmentalists

    Chandra Taylor: The Impact of Everyday Environmentalists

    Chandra Taylor is the leader of SELC's Environmental Justice Initiative. Her ongoing work in North Carolina includes cleanups at contaminated industrial sites and an end to unchecked water pollution in Black communities. 
    "It's not going to be just convservationists who turn the tide on global climate change. It's going to take a lot of people. It's going to take the everyday environmentalist."
    Support the show (https://www.southernenvironment.org)

    • 24 min
    Catherine Coleman Flowers: When Listening Becomes Activism

    Catherine Coleman Flowers: When Listening Becomes Activism

    Catherine Coleman Flowers was recently named to the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. A 2020 MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, her environmental health research brought to light the failing wastewater infrastructure in rural parts of the South. She
    spoke with Broken Ground about how systemic racism and classism have played a large part in this crisis and how it led her to found the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice. 



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    • 30 min
    Heather McTeer Toney: Wrapping Communities in Climate Justice

    Heather McTeer Toney: Wrapping Communities in Climate Justice

    Heather McTeer Toney stumbled into environmental justice work as the Mayor of Greenville, Mississippi. After moving on as EPA administrator and now as a Senior Adviser at Mom’s Clean Air Force, Toney talks about how to wrap climate justice around social justice and how her faith is inextricably woven into her work fighting climate change.
    Support the show (https://www.southernenvironment.org)

    • 21 min
    New Season Coming Earth Day, April 22

    New Season Coming Earth Day, April 22

    The latest season of Broken Ground, featuring women in the South on the frontlines of fighting for environmental justice, launches this Earth Day, Thursday, April 22. 
    Support the show (https://www.southernenvironment.org)

    • 33 sec
    Uprooted

    Uprooted

    Find out what we learned about sea level rise in the South. Who will be hit the hardest? What can we do? How can we navigate a path forward?
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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
221 Ratings

221 Ratings

Ropoll ,

Compelling and Informative

There is not much more I can add to the accolades already provided in the reviews. This is the one podcast in my subscription that I listen to as soon as it is released. I am a life long Virgininian and see how the SE United States is affected by climate change. This podcast allows you to hear from the residents being directly affected and explains the issues in an easy to understand and compassionate format. Thank you to the creators of this podcast.

Meg9876987 ,

Must listen

I love this podcast, it does a wonderful job of showing the impact of climate change and climate issues on people and their communities

cbmcguire ,

Fabulous podcast

Broken Ground is so thorough in its research, information, and presentation that the listener gets a complete education and understanding of each of the issues presented from the onset. The material is given in a compelling, articulate manner making it easy to follow and learn as narrator delves deeper and deeper into the complexities of the issue at hand.This is essential listening!

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