11 episodes

We are three women from three different cities who are fed up with the doom-and-gloom narrative around climate change. Each week, we’ll highlight changemakers and solutions making a positive impact in our communities. We hope these stories of individual and collective actions inspire you to plant seeds of change in your own community.

Hot & Bothered Meredith Mazzotta, Connie Lin, Tabitha Schwartz

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We are three women from three different cities who are fed up with the doom-and-gloom narrative around climate change. Each week, we’ll highlight changemakers and solutions making a positive impact in our communities. We hope these stories of individual and collective actions inspire you to plant seeds of change in your own community.

    Season 1 - Wrap Up

    Season 1 - Wrap Up

    Join us for our reflection on Season 1 of Hot and Bothered! We share our ideas for Season 2 and ways to get involved, including a call for additional hosts to expand the pod. Email us at hnbpod@gmail.com if you’re interested!
    Find us on LinkedIn. Listen on Apple, Spotify, Google, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts!
    Join our Patreon community (it’s free!) to help us evolve the podcast.
    Resources:
    The Night That Changed San Francisco Cycling Forever | KQED
    Flooding rushed into a doggy day care. A dispatcher called it a water leak.
    Hola Cultura
    Tiny little D.C. has more green buildings than most states : NPR
    mossy.earth
    Wolves saved Yellowstone National Park - The Northern Range
    Mr. Trash Wheel
    Refuse Refuse San Francisco
    CalWave
    Climatebase Fellowship
    Terra.do
    Work on Climate
    Comments or suggestions? Submit your feedback here. Music by QubeSounds.

    • 21 min
    Travys Harper Teaches Us How to Manage Stormwater in Atlanta

    Travys Harper Teaches Us How to Manage Stormwater in Atlanta

    Join us for our last episode for Season 1 to learn about “green infrastructure” from Travys Harper, Trees Atlanta’s first Green Infrastructure Manager. He shares his ideas about what to plant and designs on channeling your rainwater to not only benefit your gardens but how it can play a vital role in combating climate change in your local watersheds. 
    Follow Travys on LinkedIn and Trees Atlanta on Instagram. 
    Listen on Apple, Spotify, Google, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts!
    Join our Patreon community (it’s free!) to help us evolve the podcast.
    Resources:
    Trees Atlanta
    City of Atlanta green infrastructure plan 
    Rain Gardens in Home Landscapes Presentation from University of Georgia’s Extension Office
    Comments or suggestions? Submit your feedback here. Music by QubeSounds.

    • 36 min
    Paawan Kothari on Greening San Francisco

    Paawan Kothari on Greening San Francisco

    Can’t get enough of trees and green infra? We got you! We sat down with Paawan Kothari from Friends of the Urban Forest about why and how we’re stubbornly trying to get trees to grow where there once were sand dunes. Listen for the low down on those winter storms and some ways to help our pollinator friends.
     
    You can find Paawan on LinkedIn and Friends of the Urban Forest at friendsoftheurbanforest.org.
    Listen on Apple, Spotify, Google, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts!
    Follow us on LinkedIn and join our Patreon community (it’s free!) to help us evolve the podcast.
    Resources:
    Adopt a Yard Tree
    Certified Wildlife Habitat Programs
    Comments or suggestions? Submit your feedback here. Music by QubeSounds.

    • 23 min
    Dr. Susan Agolini Tackles Heat Mapping in Arlington, VA

    Dr. Susan Agolini Tackles Heat Mapping in Arlington, VA

    We all know trees remove carbon from the atmosphere, but tree canopy also plays an important role in lowering surface temperatures. In this week’s episode of Hot & Bothered, Marymount University Associate Biology Professor Dr. Susan Agolini (pictured here with her daughter at a tree planting event in Arlington) walks us through a heat mapping study conducted in the county, what the study uncovered about the interplay between surface temperatures and socioeconomics, and the role tree canopy plays in keeping the county cooler… plus local efforts underway to protect existing canopy and plant more trees!

    You can find Susan on LinkedIn. 
    Listen on Apple, Spotify, Google, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts!
    Join our Patreon community to help us evolve the pod!
     
    Resources:
     
    Arlington Tree Canopy study: New Tree Canopy Data from Civic Federation Webinar — Arlington Tree Action Group
    The Lancet: Planting more trees could decrease deaths from higher summer temperatures in cities by a third, modelling suggests
    EcoAction Arlington: Tree Canopy Fund; Tree Canopy Equity Program 
    Arlington County, VA: Grants to Plant or Maintain Trees on Private Property
    Arlington Tree Action Group
     

    • 20 min
    Rebecca Serna Advocates for Safe Streets for All in Atlanta

    Rebecca Serna Advocates for Safe Streets for All in Atlanta

    How do you shift a metro from car-centric to safe for all types of mobility? We close out our Transportation series with Rebecca Serna, Executive Director of Propel ATL. Listen in as Rebecca shares her experience working with a nonprofit organization that advocates for safe streets for all, working closely with the City of Atlanta to reduce traffic fatalities, and celebrating non-automotive transportation options. 
    Follow Rebecca on LinkedIn and Propel ATL on Instagram. 
    Listen on Apple, Spotify, Google, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts!
    Join our Patreon community to help us evolve the pod!
    Resources:
    Atlanta Vision Zero
    Vision Zero SF
    League of American Bicyclists
    America Walks

    • 37 min
    Christopher Kidd on Bike Infrastructure in San Francisco

    Christopher Kidd on Bike Infrastructure in San Francisco

    What's it like to create accessible bike infrastructure? This week, we sit down with Christopher Kidd to get a city planner’s point of view. Christopher is the project manager for San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's Active Communities Plan. Find out about the hurdles they’ve faced with the bicycle master plan and how they’re working to make sustainable transportation inclusive to all - both people and devices!
    If you live in SF, answer their survey and look at their schedule of events!
    Listen on Apple, Spotify, Google, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts!
    Join our Patreon community to help us evolve the pod!
    Resources:
    Building California: Deal that will speed up infrastructure projects signed into law 
    You Want to Ride Your Bicycle? A Look into the Active Communities Plan | SPUR
    Work Commute Mode Choice | Vital Signs
    Greenhouse Gas Inventories | DC DOEE
    CleanPowerSF | City Performance Scorecards (Correction: 60% not 75% renewable) 
    The San Francisco housing crisis, compared with other major cities
    Washington, D.C. and San Francisco | SPUR  
    Comments or suggestions? Submit your feedback here. 
    Music by QubeSounds.

    • 24 min

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