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We’re a podcast from Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute and The Media School. We’re here to bring you the scientists working toward solutions, the legislation to watch and the ways you can remain resilient.

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We’re a podcast from Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute and The Media School. We’re here to bring you the scientists working toward solutions, the legislation to watch and the ways you can remain resilient.

    America's Energy Gamble with Shanti Gamper-Rabindran

    America's Energy Gamble with Shanti Gamper-Rabindran

    "We do have the technology," Shanti tells Jim in this interview. "What we need to do now is to put in place the policy to enable reaching these goals."
    Shanti Gamper-Rabindran is the author of America’s Energy Gamble: People Economy and Planet and works at University of Pittsburgh to analyze the economic, legal, and political barriers and opportunities for the energy transition to renewable energy and for economic diversification of fossil fuel-reliant communities in the United States and globally.

    • 30 min
    Fire's Catching: an iteration of Appalachian love for community and earth

    Fire's Catching: an iteration of Appalachian love for community and earth

    The people who form Appalachians Against Piplelines have been resisting the Mountain Valley Pipeline and other extractive, environmentally dangerous projects since 2018, continuing the long tradition of care for the earth and all beings among the mountains.
    In this sound-rich audio documentary about AAP's work, Appalachian-grown filmmaker Laura Saunders brings together the stories of folks who have dedicated years of labor, risked arrest, and continue to fight for the wellbeing of their communities.
    The ITC team is deeply grateful to all of the storytellers who shared their time, energy, and selves in this episode. See links at the bottom of the show notes to learn more about them.
    Thanks also goes to IU's Environmental Resilience Institute for offering High Impact grant funding to pay storytellers like the ones you hear in this episode — those working on the ground toward environmental justice. While our High Impact funding has now come to an end, we at ITC are always happy to collaborate in telling generative environmental justice stories that feel true and useful to the people living them. If you're interested in working together, email itcpod@iu.edu.
    AAP Twitter: https://twitter.com/stopthemvp 
    AAP Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/appalachiansagainstpipelines/ 
    AAP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/appalachiansagainstpipelines/
    Laura Saunders: http://www.saundersdocumentary.com/ 

    • 39 min
    Remix: sustainable food systems

    Remix: sustainable food systems

    Over the past three years (150 episodes!) of In this Climate, some themes and lessons have emerged. One of those is the necessity of more sustainable food systems.
    So, this episode, we're pulling interviews from different moments and tying them together for a multidimensional look at how we grow and distribute and consume. We'll hear about Californian water use, local nutrient cycling, unfair coffee trade, and Panamanian campesino land defenders.
    Camille Pannu: https://www.law.uci.edu/faculty/lecturers/pannu/
    Jason Bradford: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1OBMe3A8erIUcLXCd5TDXZ?si=99d4fadb103d4504
    Jessica Eise: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0gLExd4TnGgaRmhKlskcOh?si=75904fcd93f7477d
    Marvin Wilcox: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5xj8w9PljHE0z8oUf8Cl3c?si=ab64598768524a49

    • 40 min
    How to Community Garden: Faith Farms

    How to Community Garden: Faith Farms

    Wrapping up our tour of community gardens, Curtis Whittaker tells us the story of Faith Farms in the Emerson neighborhood of Gary, Indiana. Over the past nine years, a team from Progressive Community Church has turned a small patch of land into an expansive collection of year-round growing spaces that produce thousands of pounds of produce for a food-insecure community. They've also organized a Junior Master Gardner program and CSA box subscription.
    IER story: https://www.indianaenvironmentalreporter.org/posts/from-blight-to-light
    Faith Farms Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faithcdc/

    • 29 min
    How to Community Garden: Carbondale Spring pt 2

    How to Community Garden: Carbondale Spring pt 2

    The 2017 and 2024 solar eclipse paths cross over Carbondale, Illinois, a college town in a largely rural region with the highest poverty rate in the state. For some here, in the midst of intensifying climate change and ongoing environmental racism, this moment between eclipses is an opportunity to focus on building dynamic resilience and nurturing community care networks. One element of this resilience is food autonomy, which hinges on a group of community gardens and chicken coops affiliated with Carbondale Spring.
    In this episode, we explore the plants, critters, and distribution channels involved in Carbondale Spring's Food Autonomy initiative.
    Partisan Gardens: http://www.partisangardens.org/podcast/december-2020-carbondale-spring/
    Chicken Tenders (documentary about Carbondale Spring’s chicken coop project): https://vimeo.com/499285968
    The Brownfield Between Us (documentary telling the environmental justice story of the tie yard plant in Carbondale Illinois, and its impact on the health and land of local black families): https://carbondalekoppersjustice.com/documentary/

    • 23 min
    The power of wetlands with Cassie Hauswald

    The power of wetlands with Cassie Hauswald

    About a year ago, Senate Bill 389 became law, stripping protections for more than 400,000 acres of Indiana wetlands. In contrast, a recent poll commissioned by Audubon Great Lakes reveals that 94% of Hoosiers believe state leaders should either strengthen or maintain Indiana’s current wetland protections.
    So, what can be done?
    In this episode, we ask why wetlands are important and how we can take action to protect them. Our guest Cassie Hauswald, a freshwater ecologist with The Nature Conservancy, describes the varieties of Hoosier wetlands, the life that thrives within them, how they operate in the hydrologic cycle, and how we can work toward supporting these ecosystems that support us.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

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A great and informative podcast

I've learned so much about environmentalism and resilience all around the world. Thanks for the good work!

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Well Research w/ excellent production

I just listened to the episode on air quality and was absolutely blow away! The podcast is well researched, has highly qualified experts, and even manages to stay interesting. The air quality episode especially pulled on my heart strings with the community working together against something that was not good for their community. A good listen for all audiences!

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