42 episodes

Stories about climate action from the bottom up.

Cool Solutions Wendy Ring

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Stories about climate action from the bottom up.

    Kiss Your Gas Goodbye

    Kiss Your Gas Goodbye

    An innovative community energy center, cities with natural gas bans, and a crusading HVAC contractor are all on a mission to electrify our homes.  To be zero carbon by 2050,  we have to start now and retrofit millions of buildings each year.

    • 28 min
    Is Your Money Fueling Wildfires?

    Is Your Money Fueling Wildfires?

    There's a movement to close accounts at big Wall Street banks and move money to smaller banks with better values.

    • 28 min
    Playing Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis

    Playing Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis

    Most folks don't want to get down and nerdy about climate solutions, but what if we could make it fun? Co host Wendy Ring decides to make a game. She talks with a climate scientist, a professional game designer and a mechanical engineer who are each designing other climate games, to get previews and explore  how games could mobilize players into action. Co host Brian Curtis joins a group playing Wendy's game and hilarity ensues. 

    • 28 min
    You Don't Have to be Rich to Drive Electric

    You Don't Have to be Rich to Drive Electric

    Sliding scale electric car shares and rising numbers of used EVs are making them more accessible. A startup is answering the question: How good is that used EV battery? 

    • 28 min
    When Barricades Don't Spell Safety

    When Barricades Don't Spell Safety

    Slow Streets barricades triggered trauma in Black East Oakland. Activists get city to address dangerous intersections instead.
    Brytanee Brown, Marquita Price, Warren Logan 

    • 28 min
    Saving COVID's Car Free Streets

    Saving COVID's Car Free Streets

    Personal stories from 3 activists fighting to preserve slow and car free streets in San Francisco. A little known federal manual is keeping streets car-centric while pedestrians and cyclists die in record numbers.  While activists battle for improvements block by block, Pete Buttigieg has a chance to rewrite the whole book and spur nationwide transformation.  So far, he's going with the Trump version. Find out what you can do. 
     
    Storytellers: 
    Activists Matt Brezina, Peter Belden, and Olivia Gamboa;  Mike McGinn of America Walks, and Meredith Glaser of the Urban Cycling Institute 
     

    • 28 min

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Great to hear solutions and possibilities for addressing climate change. Inspiring and hopeful.

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