14 episodes

Two curious, smart women discuss the challenges of saving the environment while juggling career, family and health goals.

Incremental Steps Podcast Christine & Stephanie

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Two curious, smart women discuss the challenges of saving the environment while juggling career, family and health goals.

    Atlanta Making The News, Solar Energy Blues

    Atlanta Making The News, Solar Energy Blues

    Christine and Stephanie recount the madness of chaotic elections, the death of another Black man in Atlanta, our explorations into solar energy solutions, and, as always, what's going on in our gardens - including hummingbirds and foxes.

    • 51 min
    Activism Stamina & Solar Power

    Activism Stamina & Solar Power

    Stephanie and Christine talk about activism and how to have the stamina for sprints and marathons.  They also talk about their next environmental challenge looking at solar power from all angles including DIY.

    • 55 min
    Having the Courage to Stay in the Conversation

    Having the Courage to Stay in the Conversation

    Christine and Stephanie hit the pause button the regular environmental challenge agenda to reflect on the racial turmoil across the country and how we, as white women can show up for people of color in a way that is de-centered, and meaningful. How and when do you stay in conversation with other white people in order to continue the work of dismantling systemic racism? How do you make the practice of dismantling systemic racism similar to the practice of brushing your teeth?

    PODCASTERS FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN

    We are united to condemn the tragic murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and many many others at the hands of police. This is a continuation of the systemic racism pervasive in our country since its inception and we are committed to standing against racism in all its forms.
    We believe that to be silent is to be complicit.
    We believe that Black lives matter.
    We believe that Black lives are more important than property.
    We believe that we have a responsibility to use our platforms to speak out against this injustice whenever and wherever we are witness to it.

    If you are able, please consider giving to:

    **George Floyd Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloydMinnesota Freedom Fund: https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/Black Visions Collective: https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/Campaign Zero: https://www.joincampaignzero.org/Black Lives Matter: https://www.Blacklivesmatter.comMinneapolis NAACP Branch: https://www.paypal.me/mplsnaacp4050B

    Please also consider :

    **Texting “Floyd” to 55156 to sign a petition a demand justice for George Floyd.

    Signing up at Color of Change: https://colorofchange.org/ to be notified of more opportunities to take action.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Advocacy in Incremental Steps - Let's break this down.

    Advocacy in Incremental Steps - Let's break this down.

    Stephanie and Christine talk about activism that is important to them, sustainability, graduation, and more.

    Join us of some incremental steps and conversation. 

    • 55 min
    Exploring the Outdoors with Patience, Kindness and Physical Distance

    Exploring the Outdoors with Patience, Kindness and Physical Distance

    In this episode, Christine and Stephanie take a step back to explore the need for rest and relaxation as we begin to open up the country again. How do we go on vacation while still respecting the environment and each other? How do we act in harmony with the communities/State Parks/National Parks we visit? Christine recommends some ways to follow legislation and stay engaged on issues we care about. Stephanie offers up a practice for cultivating patience.

    • 41 min
    Mothers' Day, Activism & Action

    Mothers' Day, Activism & Action

    This week Christine and Stephanie recount their Mother’s Day, while also calling the name of Maud Arbery and remembering (sort of) Julie Ward Howe and her vision of “Mothers’ Day”. They look at the national discourse around social distancing and returning to work. They talk about the systems in place that make the virus more dangerous for some communities than others and how to use activism and privilege to effect change.  This week’s challenge is composting and looking ahead the plan is to come back  next week with DIY solutions that are accessible to everyone.

    • 59 min

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