A new generation has pushed the climate crisis to the center of American politics. Generation Green New Deal tells the story of this youth movement: who they are, what they’ve accomplished so far, and where they go from here. Hosted by filmmaker Sam Eilertsen.
"What Sunrise Movement Can Do Better"
This special roundtable discussion features Sam Zacher & Johnathan Guy, the authors of the "What Sunrise Movement Can Do Better" article in Jacobin Magazine, as well as Aru Shiney-Ajay & John Paul Mejia of Sunrise's internal 'Frontloading team'--a diverse group of Sunrisers from across the country which has spent the last year strategically addressing critiques of the Movement--both internal and external--while reimagining what the next iteration of Sunrise could look like. This roundtable discussion was conceived of and facilitated by Generation Green New Deal, and hosted by Cicia Lee--former Trainings Director at Momentum, an organization that helps train and support movement leaders, including the founders of Sunrise.
Maine's Green New Deal Champion
On this VERY special crossover episode of Generation Green New Deal & INHERITED, we're taking you on a trip up to Maine to meet an inspiring young leader, striving for change, who is leading the fight for a Green New Deal, and equitable climate solutions in her neck of the woods. Maine State Senator, Chloe Maxmin.
GenGND & INHERITED spent Election Day 2020 with Chloe and her Campaign Manager, Canyon Woodward, on their final push to elect Chloe to the State Senate, after getting elected as a State Representative in 2018. This is the story of how they got there, from growing up in MidCoast Maine, to sparking the Divestment movement at Harvard, and then figuring out their place in the climate movement upon graduation. Listen to Chloe and Canyon's inspiring story!
Stop Line 3! with Winona LaDuke
Generation GND speaks with Winona LaDuke, founder of Honor the Earth & Indigenous Water Protector & an important leader of the #StopLine3 movement, about the criminality of the Canadian multinational, Enbridge, that owns the pipeline, the story of the Anishinaabe people who call Northern Minnesota home, and the need to end the fossil fuel economy.
Stop Line 3! With Jackie Fielder and Alec Connon
Jackie Fielder and Alec Connon of Stop the Money Pipeline join producer Nate Birnbaum to discuss the fight against construction of the Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota, and how pressure on banks can be used to keep fossil fuels in the ground.
GenGND Conversation with Kaniela Ing
In this conversation our host, Sam Eilertsen, speaks with climate-organizer Kaniela Ing. Kaniela is a Native Hawaiian, a former State Legislator in Hawaii, and the current Climate Justice Campaigns Director at People's Action. Kaniela and Sam discuss Kaniela's conservative upbringing in rural Hawaii, Kaniela's vision of what a Green New Deal for Hawaii could look like, the gridlock around President Biden's American Jobs Plan--and why Progressives need to keep fighting to make sure climate stays in the legislation, plus much more!
Green New NEWS
There's been A LOT of Green New Deal news over the last month. From the reintroduction of the Green New Deal Resolution itself, to the introduction of the THRIVE Act, the debates swirling around President Biden's Infrastructure plan, the Green New Deal for Cities, the Green New Deal for Schools, the Green New Deal for Public Housing, and the Civilian Climate Corps Act, it's been hard keeping track of everything!
That's why, on this special bonus episode, we asked Sunrise Movement's Press Secretary Ellen Sciales & Data For Progress Vice President Julian Brave-Noisecat to help break it all down for us.
Very informative, though I would like to see the format move a little more away from socially-oriented conversations exploring historical impacts and identity issues, and more toward scientific data and practical solutions.
“Which side are you on” will be playing in your head all day long
This is a fantastic podcast. I started listening after an environmentalist I follow put in a plug for it. I didn’t truly understand what the Green New Deal consisted of, let alone it’s origins. I have to admit hearing The Sunrise Movement and AOC speak in the first episode was largely moving/emotional for me as I’ve been a part of trying to implement more green practices/sustainability in the South (and have faced tons of pushback). There’s something about a grassroots movement and seeing people who are truly passionate about changing such a pressing issue that is incredibly inspiring. I’ve gained a new perspective on the individual consumer’s role in mitigating climate change. I like the phrase “we can’t metal straw our way out of this,” and this podcast does a great job of explaining large corporation’s stronghold over climate change and how the pressure to change needs to be put on them at a legislative level. Whoever wrote the 1 star review seems like a climate denier, to say you became “less intelligent” from listening is actually a laughable statement. That person must not understand history or care to grasp the reality of the climate disaster we’re quickly approaching. Thank you all at Generation GND for this amazing podcast!!