A Biography of Carbon! – Daniella Ortega, Direector of “Carbon: An Unauthorized Biography”

“What surprised me was actually how profound, how deep I managed to have this relationship with carbon. Like, because in the end, I found, through the writing and embodying carbon for so long, I found the connections, the  entanglement of carbon across so many aspects of all our lives so illuminating, so surprising. Sometimes I… Continue reading A Biography of Carbon! – Daniella Ortega, Direector of “Carbon: An Unauthorized Biography”

The Economy, Climate Change & Federal Funding Opportunities – Heather Boushey, White House Council of Economic Advisors & Chief Economist of Invest in America Cabinet

“Much of our infrastructure isn’t built to withstand certain kinds of flooding or certain levels of heat. And yet, as the climate changes, so many of the things… that we did know in a world with a stable climate, those are now being upended. And all of that affects costs fundamentally… So, we need to… Continue reading The Economy, Climate Change & Federal Funding Opportunities – Heather Boushey, White House Council of Economic Advisors & Chief Economist of Invest in America Cabinet

Making Lost Communities Resilient – Jacqui Patterson, The Chisholm Legacy Project

“We are a resource hub in that we engage with individuals, organizations, and communities who are on the front lines of climate injustice and ensure that they have, they know what informational, technical, financial, strategic resources are out there to strengthen their work…So that’s everything from developing research reports to help folks to have the… Continue reading Making Lost Communities Resilient – Jacqui Patterson, The Chisholm Legacy Project

Using Landscapes To Combat Climate Change – Pamela Conrad, Landscape Architect, Climate Positive Design

“Landscape architecture involves the planning, design, management, and nurturing of the exterior built and natural environments. So, landscape architects is a professional degree and…we design places like parks and campuses, streetscapes trails, plazas, residences, and other projects that strengthen communities. And … our work also involves increasing resilience to climate impacts and drawing down carbon… Continue reading Using Landscapes To Combat Climate Change – Pamela Conrad, Landscape Architect, Climate Positive Design

Your Dinner From An Indoor Farm? – Jackie Roberts, AppHarvest

Can Indoor Farming Save Our Food Supply From Climate Change? “A.I has enabled us to get very precise measures and give the plants precisely what the plans need…(So) The yields in our greenhouses are about 30x the traditional farm.” and without any chemicals. Jackie Roberts on Electric Ladies Podcast (known as Green Connections Radio) What… Continue reading Your Dinner From An Indoor Farm? – Jackie Roberts, AppHarvest

Famous Music Venue Goes Sustainable – Erika Wollam-Nichols, The Bluebird Café

“We have staff members who are very, very conscious of sustainability. One of our servers does our recycling…and we’ve had to really step into how can we find space for those kind of things, even composting…because obviously we have food waste, but our kitchen is not much bigger than the bathroom here.…I would also add… Continue reading Famous Music Venue Goes Sustainable – Erika Wollam-Nichols, The Bluebird Café

Challenges of Doing Sustainability – Kate Gaertner, Triple Win Advisory

“I think the biggest issue is there are no quote unquote ‘incentives’ at the national level to require companies of any size, whether they’re private or public to do this hard work, right. And corporate sustainability really is hard work, especially when you’re talking about reducing carbon emissions within their supply chains……. (Europe has mandatory… Continue reading Challenges of Doing Sustainability – Kate Gaertner, Triple Win Advisory

Flint Residents Wins Water Funding! – Lee-Anne Walters, Flint Water Crisis Organizer

“It worked really well with everyone concentrating on their area of strength.” Lee-Anne Walters What would you do if your water came out of the tap brown? As we congratulate Flint, Michigan residents for winning a big settlement recently for the lead contamination of their water supply, finally, after years of fighting for it. Listen… Continue reading Flint Residents Wins Water Funding! – Lee-Anne Walters, Flint Water Crisis Organizer

How to Talk Science to Policy Makers – Michelle Wyman, National Council For Science and the Environment

“The part in this that is so important is the relationship building component, and that part takes time… (it) is the glue that brings cohesion across the issues and it enables a different form of listening and a different openness, in my view, that includes openness to hearing the science….. Science is the strongest tool… Continue reading How to Talk Science to Policy Makers – Michelle Wyman, National Council For Science and the Environment

Tips for Your Community’s Resilience – Karen Lightman, Smart Cities Institute Carnegie Mellon U.

Alarming New Climate Assessment Motivates More Action & Creative Action “You have to start with empowering people at the local level…You’ve got to do a combination of bottom up and top down…Everything is interconnected.” Karen Lightman on Green Connections Radio A community in Pittsburgh was alarmed by the high rate of asthma and related illnesses… Continue reading Tips for Your Community’s Resilience – Karen Lightman, Smart Cities Institute Carnegie Mellon U.