28 episodes

Stories about climate action from the bottom up.

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Stories about climate action from the bottom up.

    Little Green Engines That Could - Elect Climate Leaders

    Little Green Engines That Could - Elect Climate Leaders

    Climate and science super PACs are a donor's best bet for getting climate leaders elected to public office. While 50% of direct progressive campaign contributions go to waste, these super PACs focus resources where they can do the most good, training and supporting climate candidates. 
    We talk with RL Miller of Climate Hawks Vote, Shaunessy Naughton of 314 Action, and Mary Lynn Cesar of Blueprint about the need to replace Democrats who are beholden to fossil fuel interests, the trials of teaching scientists how to talk like regular people, and the importance of downballot races and community organizing for a healthy democracy. 

    • 28 min
    Dear Non-Voting Environmentalist

    Dear Non-Voting Environmentalist

    There are millions of Americans who care deeply about climate change but rarely cast their ballots. A home-based army of volunteers is changing that. 
    The Environmental Voter Project and Vote Forward both target and motivate these infrequent voters. Their founders, Nathaniel Stinnett and Scott Forman, explain how this began, why it's working, and how you can join in.  

    • 28 min
    Small Forests, Big Carbon

    Small Forests, Big Carbon

    The best way to store more carbon in forests is to stop cutting down big trees.  Families own more US forest land than timber companies or the government. A new program pays them not to log their big trees and to help new trees grow. 

    • 28 min
    Join the Fight Against Voter Suppression

    Join the Fight Against Voter Suppression

    Reclaim Our Vote volunteers are sending millions of postcards to people purged from voting rolls in recent years, often in error and without their knowledge. NextGen America's young organizers look for ways to find and register young voters online while campuses are closed by the pandemic. 

    • 28 min
    Bringing Back the Tide

    Bringing Back the Tide

    Salt marshes absorb carbon and blunt climate impacts but we must heal them before they can protect us.  Local governments, non profits, and volunteers are racing sea level rise to get it done.

    • 28 min
    The Garbage Gourmets

    The Garbage Gourmets

    Climate conscious cooks turn discards into delicacies.  

    • 28 min

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