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Stories about climate action from the bottom up.

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Stories about climate action from the bottom up.

    Inter-Tribal Electric Highway Greens Rural Charging Desert

    Inter-Tribal Electric Highway Greens Rural Charging Desert

    The inter-tribal charging network will connect upper midwest reservations with jobs, opportunities, healing, and each other.  Project leaders Robert Blake of Native Sun (Red Lake Ojibwe) and Joseph McNeill of SAGE (Standing Rock Sioux) talk about connections: to environmental and economic justice, clean energy, eagles, dreams, and more.   We explore other barriers to rural EV adoption with Matt Fitzgibbon of the Tri States Electrical Cooperative. 
     

    • 28 min
    Clean Trucks Coalition Puts Pedal to the Metal

    Clean Trucks Coalition Puts Pedal to the Metal

    Activists accelerate states' switch to clean big rigs.  A story about the power of coming together and speaking out for climate and justice.

    • 28 min
    Old Docs Take New Patient: The Climate

    Old Docs Take New Patient: The Climate

    Bill McKibben launches new climate group for seniors. Doctors devoting their retirement years to climate action talk about what motivates them and how they found their place in the movement. Their activities range from registering low income patients to vote to getting arrested over pipelines. Bill McKibben introduces Third Act, a new climate organization for seniors, and explains why this demographic is key to climate action.  

    • 28 min
    Farewell to Factory Farms

    Farewell to Factory Farms

    We talk with former contract  farmers for Tyson, Perdue, and Pilgrim's Pride;   the founder of a farmers' cooperative that outperforms Big Meat by a mile, and an animal welfare organization turning chicken houses into grow houses.  

    • 28 min
    Got Methane?

    Got Methane?

    We take a deep dive into dairy digesters: their impact on farms, climate, and communities; and the intersections between Big Gas, Big Ag, and government programs which are driving their proliferation. To get to the bottom of this complex topic, we had to talk to a lot of people.

    Storytellers:
    John Hanselman -Vanguard Renewables
    Natasha Duarte -Composting Association of Vermont
    Brenda Platt- Institute for Local Self Reliance
    Mary Beth Kirkham- KSU Professor of Agronomy
    J Jordan-Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability
    Rebecca Wolf- Food and Water Watch
    Mike McCully- The McCully Group
    Maria Payan -Socially Responsible Agriculture Project.

    Part 2 of a mini-series within a series on food and agriculture

    • 28 min
    When in Vermont, Watch Where You Throw Your Apple Core

    When in Vermont, Watch Where You Throw Your Apple Core

    In Vermont it's now illegal to throw your apple core in the trash. Vermont's Universal Recycling Law aka "the landfill ban" went into effect last year. It cuts landfill methane by diverting food to feed the hungry and the soil, as well as banning other recyclables. 
    How did they do that? How is it going?  What does it matter where that apple decomposes?  A soil scientist, 2 farmer-composters, the head of Vermont's Food Cycle Coalition  and the guy in charge at the state will tell you. 

    Storytellers:
    Tom Gilbert-organic farmer, Black Dirt Farm
    Josh Kelly-Chief of Materials Management for Vermont's Department of Environmental Conservation
    Chuck Wooster, organic farmer, Sunrise Farm
    Sintana Vergara- Assistant Professor Environmental Engineering, Humboldt State University
    Natasha Duarte- Food Cycle Coalition, Composting Association of Vermont
     

    • 28 min

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