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What can one person do to stop climate change? You can join the thousands of people that are already hard at work fighting climate change every day. David Butler and his daughter Keaton talk to some of those people to learn what they do and what inspires them.You could be one of them.Whether you’re already in the climate fight or you’re ready to join it this is the podcast for you.Visit us at howtostopclimatechange.com.

How To Stop Climate Change How To Stop Climate Change

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What can one person do to stop climate change? You can join the thousands of people that are already hard at work fighting climate change every day. David Butler and his daughter Keaton talk to some of those people to learn what they do and what inspires them.You could be one of them.Whether you’re already in the climate fight or you’re ready to join it this is the podcast for you.Visit us at howtostopclimatechange.com.

    The Biochar Industry is Heating Up: Kathleen Draper

    The Biochar Industry is Heating Up: Kathleen Draper

    This is part two of our series on biochar. Today we’re going to explore the biochar industry with Kathleen Draper. She is the chair of the International Biochar Initiative, the director of the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence and she’s the owner of Finger Lakes Biochar. She’s also co-authored three books on the subject.
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    • 42 min
    What is Biochar and How Can it Help the Climate?

    What is Biochar and How Can it Help the Climate?

    As we all know, climate change is happening. It’s no longer some distant future doomsday that we can prevent, it's here. However, there are a LOT of things we can do to minimize the effects and possibly undo some of the damage. One of those things is called biochar. Is that a pokemon? Is it a cartoon supervillain? Actually, no. 
    Biochar is similar to charcoal but it’s not used as a fuel. It is produced by heating biomass with very little oxygen. By restricting the oxygen you prevent it from burning and turning to ash and you are left with a carbon-rich material with lots of uses. Biochar has the potential to mitigate the effects of climate change and greatly improve soil quality, all while reducing waste and producing energy as a byproduct.
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    • 38 min
    Coal to Solar: Building Solar Farms in Appalachia - Adam Edelen

    Coal to Solar: Building Solar Farms in Appalachia - Adam Edelen

    Adam Edelen is the founder of Edelen Renewables. He’s working to bring jobs and investment to coal country by building massive solar farms on reclaimed strip mines, and he’s working with coal companies and renewable energy developers to do it. We had a great conversation with him and he gave me a tour of his first coal-to-solar project in Martin County, Kentucky. This is an incredibly exciting development for Appalachia and a fantastic way to put reclaimed mines, out of work miners, and abandoned fossil fuel infrastructure to work building a new clean energy economy.
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    Edelen Renewables
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    Harlan County, USA (video)
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    A Microplastic Soup: Ocean Plastic and eXXpedition - Natascha Glanzer-Fuerst

    A Microplastic Soup: Ocean Plastic and eXXpedition - Natascha Glanzer-Fuerst

    Our guest today is Natascha Glanzer-Fuerst an Austrian zero-waste advocate and feminist who was a crew member with eXXpedition, an organization that leads all-female scientific voyages around the world dedicated to exploring the impact of plastic and toxic pollution in our oceans and working to solve the problem.  You might have noticed the odd spelling of eXXpedition. The XX stands for the female double X chromosomes. Hundreds of women from diverse backgrounds and professions have sailed with eXXpedition since it was founded in 2014. 
    So, why are the crews all female? Natascha explains that in the episode.
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    eXXpedition.com
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    • 40 min
    From the Paris Climate Agreement to The Nature Conservancy - John Verdieck

    From the Paris Climate Agreement to The Nature Conservancy - John Verdieck

    John Verdieck is the Director of International Climate Policy at The Nature Conservancy. Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, John worked in the US State Department where he was a lead negotiator on the Paris Climate Accord. In the interview John shares what it was like to be in Paris in 2015 as the agreement was finally coming together after years of hard work, the excitement and implications for Biden’s pledge to rejoin the agreement and the ways that The Nature Conservancy is working to fight climate change.
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    • 47 min
    Charged Up About EVs | Caitlin Bullock - Austin Energy

    Charged Up About EVs | Caitlin Bullock - Austin Energy

    Our guest today is Caitlin Bullock, EV Program Coordinator for Austin Energy. The city of Austin owns and operates Austin Energy, which means that dividends go to support city services that benefit Austinites instead of investors. It also means that Austin Energy can prioritize energy efficiency and green energy programs. We talked to Caitlin about Austin Energy’s efforts to promote EV ownership and build Austin’s charger infrastructure.
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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26 Ratings

John IRL ,

Excellent podcast from which I learnt much!!

Highly recommended

This is objective, unbiased, scientifically and historically presented with an agricultural interest

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Yolo Tango ,

Riddled with Disinformation

In their episode from May 17 2020, they accuse Jeff Gibbs and Ozzie Zehner of being climate deniers. It is such a ludicrous judgement and warped accusation that the show hosts forfeit any sense of credibility. Simply said, they cannot be trusted. Sadly, it would not surprise me if they were among those geenwashing for profit.

Alexadian ,

Optimistic and informative

This podcast offers information from the experts who know it best. It isn’t about placing blame on anyone, but about understanding how a concept, technology, or system works and how it applies to effectively and positively benefit our current circumstances around climate change. David covers a wide range of topics so listeners can learn and be informed about everything from agriculture to energy and all the possibilities for a positive future.

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