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Climate Check: Stories and Solutions, is a podcast that brings climate activists and experts together to break down the climate crisis and discuss local strategies and solutions.

Climate Check is a part of 350Brooklyn, a grassroots, community organization of ordinary people who come together to fight the fossil fuel industry, promote sustainable energy and green jobs, and work for climate justice. Join host Eva Dean, a Brooklyn-based choreographer, climate activist, and member of 350Brooklyn as she leads discussions that span the climate change spectrum.

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Climate Check: Stories and Solutions, is a podcast that brings climate activists and experts together to break down the climate crisis and discuss local strategies and solutions.

Climate Check is a part of 350Brooklyn, a grassroots, community organization of ordinary people who come together to fight the fossil fuel industry, promote sustainable energy and green jobs, and work for climate justice. Join host Eva Dean, a Brooklyn-based choreographer, climate activist, and member of 350Brooklyn as she leads discussions that span the climate change spectrum.

    What is the Media Missing?

    What is the Media Missing?

    In episode 3 of Climate Check, host Eva Dean chats with Dr. Genevieve Gunther, founder and director of End Climate Silence, a volunteer organization dedicated to help the media cover the climate crisis with the urgency it deserves.  Dr. Gunther is a literary and Shakespeare scholar who deep dives into language used in the media about the climate crisis.  She also discusses how reading poetry can be useful in making connections between abstract ideas into concrete manifestations that is useful for the kind of systems thinking that is needed to counter the climate crisis.  Spoiler alert, this episode ends with a poem by Andrew Marvell recited by Dr. Gunther.

    • 25 min
    Community, Compost, and Climate

    Community, Compost, and Climate

    In episode 2 of Climate Check, host Eva Dean chats with Ceci Pineda on how we can work with nature to combat climate change.  Ceci Pineda is the Executive Director of BK ROT, an organization that offers a youth and bike powered food waste collection and composting service. In this episode you will hear how composting helps counter increased storm surges, carbon dioxide, as well as cooling our streets by nourishing plants and trees.  Ceci shares how working with the land connects us with deep ancestral wisdom that nourishes social resilience and cohesion while facing the Climate Crisis.

    Learn more about the resources mentioned in our episode:


    BK ROT
    350brooklyn.org 

    About our guest: Ceci Pineda (they/them) finds hope in community practices that further land regeneration and that reciprocally heal our communities. Ceci is the executive director of BK ROT, which offers a youth-and-bike-powered food waste collection and composting service. Ceci has pursued community driven agroecology and land regeneration work in Puerto Rico and Mexico and co-facilitated a Climate Resilient Farming workshop at Soul Fire Farm in upstate New York.  Through apprenticing at SoulFire Farm and volunteering at Hattie Carthan Herban Farm in Bedford-Stuyvesant and home-growing, they deepened their relationships with plant friends. Ceci is a co-coordinator of Interlocking Roots, a network of (QT*BIPOC) farmers and land workers. They have also worked with leaders of these organizations on initiatives to make them more inclusive of queer and trans* folks.

    • 28 min
    “Patience, Perseverance, & People, that’s what you need”

    “Patience, Perseverance, & People, that’s what you need”

    In our premiere episode of Climate Check, we chat with Sara Gronim, an early member of 350 Brooklyn and pivotal organizer of the Williams Pipeline battle. Eva and Sara discuss the growing movement against creating non-renewable energy infrastructure in New York City, the success of a community-based organizing effort assembled to resist this infrastructure, and how one panel discussion led to years of crafting for a viable future for all Brooklynites.



    Learn more about the resources mentioned in our episode:


    350brooklyn.org
    Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA)
    Climate and Community Investment Act
    Climate Wednesdays

    • 29 min
    Welcome to Climate Check: Stories and Solutions!

    Welcome to Climate Check: Stories and Solutions!

    Welcome to Climate Check: Stories and Solutions! 

    Climate Check is a podcast from 350Brooklyn, a grassroots, community organization of ordinary people who come together to fight the fossil fuel industry, promote sustainable energy and green jobs, and work for climate justice. Join host, Eva Dean, a Brooklyn-based choreographer and climate activist, as she has conversations with activists and experts to break down the climate crisis and explore local strategies and solutions. 

    We hope the stories you hear will inspire you, wherever you live, to take action in your community. 

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