"What We Need Now," the new monthly podcast by Greenpeace USA, is where you can learn about the work grassroots leaders are doing from the leaders themselves.
Each episode, the hosts explore a different topic related to the intersections of climate, racial and environmental justice, and our movement for a green and peaceful future, and pass the mic to local leaders who are fighting for the world we want to see.
Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organization which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.
Quiet Storm - A mixtape of hot takes
For our season finale, we have all of the What We Need Now Season 2 co-producer's and co-hosts (including alumni Jonathan Butler and Lauren Wiggins) interviewing each other in the form of a conversational mixtape.
Track 1 - White Supremacy Culture Still Ain't cool
Track 2 - What brings you to THEE Work?
Interlude - Mic Check
Track 3 - Behind the Scenes
Interlude - In the Wild
Track 4 - If We Could Say this Without Losing our Jobs..
Track 5 - The Afterparty
Cimate Resilient Communities
Though we hear a great deal about the impacts of Climate Change and Covid, we dont hear enough about the amazing work that Black, Indigenous and other communities of color are doing to not just navigate these crises, but to build long-term solutions rooted in their own needs and traditions.
On this episode we interview Kern Collymore of Sixth World Solutions and hear about their work with building sustainable housing and solar water filtration in their community in the Navajo Nation.
On this episode of What We Need Now, Writer and Producer Jasmine Conwell (she/her) from the Greenpeace Data Team steps out from behind the scenes to explore a topic close to her heart: Data Justice.
In the interview with Robb King and Hamilton Martin from Data 4 Black Lives (@data4blacklives) explore how Data Activism can empower communities to reclaim their data and tell their own stories.
This episode includes additional music by Devin C. Reilly
A word from our (fake) sponsors
Instead of a full episode this month, we're taking you all on a journey through all of the parody ads from Seasons 1 and 2. The playlist is exclusively available on Soundcloud.
Next month, we'll be back with another full length episode.
Juneteenth & Black Liberation
This month we are taking a closer look at both the history and contemporary implications of the Juneteenth holiday and exploring what liberation looks, feels, and sounds like through the music of Angele Anise, poetry of M’reld Green and in conversation with Sophia Benrud, environmental justice organizer and co-founder of Black Visions Collective.
Far too often marginalized communities face marginalized options when it comes to the diversity of food options, ability to afford healthy foods, and their access to food on-the-whole. On this minisode(mini-episode of course), host Ish Herod interviews Katy Turner(@_thefakevegan) about food accessibility and food apartheid.