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The Land I Trust, an audio series by the Sierra Club, tells stories of special places under threat by dirty energy -- and how the transition to clean energy is benefiting people and the homes they hold dear. In our first series, we travel through the American South to talk with folks about the coal that is fouling their air and water, the dirty energy projects they're fighting in their backyards, and a shared vision for a clean energy economy that allows all of our communities to thrive. From climate refugees to farming families, these Southerners generously sat down, walked, and canoed with us while sharing their truths. Travel with us through North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama and Florida to hear firsthand how much moving beyond coal and fracked gas matters to communities everywhere.

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The Land I Trust, an audio series by the Sierra Club, tells stories of special places under threat by dirty energy -- and how the transition to clean energy is benefiting people and the homes they hold dear. In our first series, we travel through the American South to talk with folks about the coal that is fouling their air and water, the dirty energy projects they're fighting in their backyards, and a shared vision for a clean energy economy that allows all of our communities to thrive. From climate refugees to farming families, these Southerners generously sat down, walked, and canoed with us while sharing their truths. Travel with us through North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama and Florida to hear firsthand how much moving beyond coal and fracked gas matters to communities everywhere.

    My Story: Josh Usdan on youth climate activism

    My Story: Josh Usdan on youth climate activism

    Josh Usdan [pronouns they/them/theirs] is a 17-year-old high school student from Nashville, Tennessee. Josh is also a climate activist and a member of the Sunrise Movement, a group of young people fighting climate change.

    But for Josh, it all started with their love of the ocean…

    • 3 min
    My Story: Lewis Reed on St. Louis' movement toward 100 percent clean energy

    My Story: Lewis Reed on St. Louis' movement toward 100 percent clean energy

    St. Louis, Missouri, is home to the headquarters of coal companies, but it’s also about to become a lot more solar friendly. A couple years ago St. Louis passed Resolution 124, which called upon the city to transition to 100 percent clean energy by 2035. Leading that effort was Lewis Reed, the president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen.

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    My Story: Bob Pashos on reckoning with climate change

    My Story: Bob Pashos on reckoning with climate change

    Bob Pashos is from St. Louis, Missouri. For him, reckoning with climate change meant he had to grieve for what we’ve already lost, and for what it’s too late to do anything about. But he didn’t just bury his head in the sand and give up. He came out the other side.

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    S3, Ep. 4: The Future

    S3, Ep. 4: The Future

    In the season finale, stories from a man whose faith was tested by climate change, a city going to 100% clean energy, and a high school activist in Nashville. All that, plus the definitive answer on whether or not you should stay hopeful about the future.

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    My Story: Casey Weinstein on why air quality is a very personal issue

    My Story: Casey Weinstein on why air quality is a very personal issue

    Casey Weinstein probably is the most public environmentalist in Northeast Ohio, where he lives. In 2018, he ran for office and flipped a seat by 51 percent. Now, he represents part of northeast Ohio in the State House. Before that, he served on Hudson City Council. He’s in the public eye often, but the reason he ran for office started at home.

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    My Story: Pete Lenzen on coal-burning Duke Energy's wrongheaded rate increase

    My Story: Pete Lenzen on coal-burning Duke Energy's wrongheaded rate increase

    Pete Lenzen lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where Duke Energy operates. When Pete heard that coal-burning Duke Energy proposed a rate increase, this got him really fired up. So fired up that he testified in front of the The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.

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