24 episodes

Speaking of Resilience, with host Kate Madigan, explores the rapid and just transition to a carbon neutral economy for Michigan and the globally rare Great Lakes. National, state, and local leaders examine the multitude of issues and opportunities we face as we move along this exciting path: equity, investment, jobs, infrastructure, land use, and many more. Tap in and share the journey! Created by Michigan Climate Action Network and Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities.

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

Speaking of Resilience, with host Kate Madigan, explores the rapid and just transition to a carbon neutral economy for Michigan and the globally rare Great Lakes. National, state, and local leaders examine the multitude of issues and opportunities we face as we move along this exciting path: equity, investment, jobs, infrastructure, land use, and many more. Tap in and share the journey! Created by Michigan Climate Action Network and Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities.

    The Pillars of Biden’s Clean Energy & Jobs Plan, Kelly Speakes-Backman

    The Pillars of Biden’s Clean Energy & Jobs Plan, Kelly Speakes-Backman

    Listen in as Kelly Speakes-Backman, Acting Assistant Secretary of Energy and the most empowered clean energy field general the nation has ever seen, shares thoughts on the strategy for climate progress.

    Speakes-Backman explains how the Biden administration is pushing to convert the power grid to 100% renewable energy by 2035, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs, cleaning our environment, and elevating our nation’s competitive advantage as the new millennium rolls forth. Speakes-Backman will be central to overseeing the details and implementation of the plans: research to build capacity and cut costs, public policy to smooth the way, manufacturing to keep jobs in the U.S., and so much more. Don't miss this! (Interview by Howard Learner, President and Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center.) This episode is a recording of a session at our recent Michigan Climate & Clean Energy Summit.

    Speaking of Resilience is created by the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities and the Michigan Climate Action Network. This episode was produced by Taylor Cramer of Cold Shower Media in collaboration with Nick Loud of the Boardman Review, and hosted by Kate Madigan.

    • 25 min
    Building a Movement: Featuring Young Leaders

    Building a Movement: Featuring Young Leaders

    In the climate change discussion, one fact is irrefutable: Of all the people on the planet today, our young people will bear the greatest burden of global warming during their lifetimes.

    Youth live with this fact every day, and it has fueled their passion and pressed them to act—from marching in the streets to walking the halls of state houses and Congress.

    Also irrefutable: Young people have been central to re-igniting the climate change movement and keeping the momentum surging.

    In this recorded session from our Michigan Climate & Clean Energy Summit, Jamie Simmons, Engagement Director, Michigan Climate Action Network, hosts a panel of young people (pictured: panelist Eradajere Oleita, Detroit Organizer, Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition) sharing their views on what motivates youth, what they want to see in an equitable clean energy transition, and—listen closely, friends—what older members of the climate movement must do to honestly and fully engage the ideas and energy of young people to push for more rapid progress.

    We really enjoyed this session and we know you will too!

    Speaking of Resilience is created by the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities and the Michigan Climate Action Network. This episode was produced by Taylor Cramer of Cold Shower Media in collaboration with Nick Loud of the Boardman Review, and hosted by Kate Madigan.

    • 52 min
    Climate Action: What Can We Expect from Congress?

    Climate Action: What Can We Expect from Congress?

    In the recent Michigan Climate & Clean Energy Summit, co-hosted by Michigan Climate Action Network and Groundwork, we invited Michigan’s U.S. Senators Peters and Stabenow, and U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib to discuss the likelihood and scope of potential congressional action to stop global warming. This episode of our podcast is a recording of their comments edited into a single broadcast. The legislators express a genuine understanding of the urgent need to transition to a clean energy economy, and a commitment to do what’s needed to pass legislation that will deploy the full might of the U.S. government to create the essential renewable energy infrastructure we need—and the jobs that will be created as the nation moves beyond fossil fuels.

    Speaking of Resilience is created by the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities and the Michigan Climate Action Network. This episode was produced by Taylor Cramer of Cold Shower Media in collaboration with Nick Loud of the Boardman Review, and hosted by Kate Madigan.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    2021 Michigan Climate & Clean Energy Summit Promo

    2021 Michigan Climate & Clean Energy Summit Promo

    Today we have a special episode to talk about the Michigan Climate & Clean Energy Summit coming up on May 24-27. This year we have decided to combine two successful events - the Michigan Climate Action Summit and Groundwork’s Michigan Clean Energy Conference - into one big digital event.

    Joining me today to talk about the exciting speakers and sessions we have planned over the four days of the summit are Jim Lively, Director of Program Strategy at the Groundwork Center, and Jamie Simmons, Engagement Director for the Michigan Climate Action Network.

    Speaking of Resilience is created by the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities and the Michigan Climate Action Network. This episode was produced by Taylor Cramer of Cold Shower Media in collaboration with Nick Loud of the Boardman Review, and hosted by Kate Madigan.

    • 11 min
    Nancy Wang-How They Beat Gerrymandering in Michigan

    Nancy Wang-How They Beat Gerrymandering in Michigan

    Our guest today is Nancy Wang, executive director and a founding member of Voters Not Politicians, the organization that led the successful ballot initiative to end gerrymandering and draw fair districts in Michigan. Nancy led the policy committee that wrote the constitutional amendment language with input from the public. Nancy is an attorney, and prior to leading Voters Not Politicians, she was the Director of the Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School. We talk about redistricting, climate policy, and how gerrymandering threatens our democracy.

    Speaking of Resilience is created by the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities and the Michigan Climate Action Network. This episode was produced by Taylor Cramer of Cold Shower Media in collaboration with Nick Loud of the Boardman Review, and hosted by Kate Madigan.

    • 39 min
    Esosa Aimufua-Why Global Warming Matters for Line 5 Permitting

    Esosa Aimufua-Why Global Warming Matters for Line 5 Permitting

    Enbridge is trying to keep climate impacts from being considered as the State reviews their proposed oil tunnel. Esosa is one of the attorneys leading the fight to get the state of Michigan to consider the climate impacts of Enbridge’s massive oil tunnel as part of its review.

    In this episode we interview Esosa Aimufua, an associate attorney at Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC). We talk about how Enbridge Energy, the Canadian company that owns and operates the 68 year old Line 5 oil pipeline, is trying to build an oil tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac that could operate for another 99 years. Enbridge is trying to keep climate impacts from being considered as the State reviews their proposed oil tunnel. Esosa is one of the attorneys leading the fight to get the State of Michigan to consider the climate impacts of Enbridge’s massive oil tunnel as part of its review. She is one of the attorneys representing MiCAN as we intervene in this case before the Michigan Public Service Commission.

    To support this work, add your name to the sign-on letter to the MPSC to include climate change. Support the work of Esosa and her colleagues at ELPC. Sign up to get involved in important events this spring and summer with the Oil & Water Don’t Mix Campaign.

    Speaking of Resilience is created by the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities and the Michigan Climate Action Network. This episode was produced by Taylor Cramer of Cold Shower Media in collaboration with Nick Loud of the Boardman Review, and hosted by Kate Madigan.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Crame1tj ,

Important Conversations

Major thanks for the conversations you’re having. Much needed!

Nathan RB ,

Relevant and well-done

The hosts do an excellent job keeping conversations tight, informative, and relevant to everyone who is interested in climate change resiliency and environmental justice in Michigan (though discussions are applicable elsewhere). So far each guest and conversation has been excellent. I also appreciate that the podcast features a diverse range of practitioners and minimal filler content. Highly recommend.

rhammersley ,

Engaging and Insightful

I’ve found all the episodes they’ve released so far to be really interesting and full of great information, both for our community here in Michigan but also with wider appeal to issues seen elsewhere as well. The intersection of climate change and fossil fuel infrastructure and creative municipal utility policies is a crucial and fertile ground for discussion and innovation and this pod does a fantastic job of weaving all that together coherently and intelligently for audiences of all ages and levels of expertise. Truly great stuff!!

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