Meet the environmental and social justice changemakers who are taking on the world’s wicked problems head on with new and inventive solutions. You will come away inspired and hopeful.
What type of political activism can nonprofit organizations engage in without running afoul of the IRS? Joel Diringer of Diringer & Associates will lead us through the types of lobbying and promotion nonprofits can safely do.
City Repair is a Portland-based nonprofit that facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking through projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world. Join us as we talk to Mark Lakeman, founder of City Repair.
Stanford Professor Mark Z. Jacobson discusses his roadmaps to convert 139 countries to 100% wind, water and sunlight for all energy purposes. Prof. Jacobson has testified before Congress and governmental agencies on this subject, was a guest on the Letterman show and spoke at the 2020 Central Coast Bioneers Conference. Hear how we can achieve energy security and a healthier planet.
Known as the “upside-down river,” the Salinas River has its source in San Luis Obispo County and runs north to empty into Monterey Bay. The river and its two tributaries are dammed by three dams, creating difficulties for native steelhead trout to come upstream to spawn. Polluted with agriculture runoff and choked with invasive species, the Salinas River is one of the most degraded rivers in California. What is being done to im...
Adrienne Garcia-Specht, Steering Committee Member for San Luis Obispo's Central Coast Coalition for Undocumented Student Success, talks about the Coalition's mission of creating social change to ensure educational equality for all students, and how they support undocumented students achieve their goals of graduation and college.
Recorded June 2019
Eileen Crist, author and associate professor in the Department of Science, Technology and Society at Virginia Tech, discusses her latest book, "Abundant Earth." Crist calls for a profound shift in the way humanity is addressing the extinction crisis.
Grassroots environmental activism is hard work. Monitoring local media, writing op ed pieces and letters to the editor, attending city council and county supervisors meetings, supervising targeted litigation and promoting green initiatives are all part of the job. Andrew Christie, Executive Director of a small Sierra Club chapter based in San Luis Obispo, describes his typical day.
The Wildlands Conservancy is California’s largest nonprofit nature preserve system, offering free admission to nature lovers and families. Biologist Landon Peppel will tell us about the mission and projects of TWC and what it is like to work in the conservation field.
Environmental and science author Mary Ellen Hannibal describes her life and work and how the sixth extinction brought her to this work. Mary Ellen is the author of Citizen Scientist, The Spine of the Continent and Evidence of Evolution.
Cool Block is a how-to guide for communities to tackle climate change one neighborhood at a time. Meet David Gershon, CEO of Empowerment Institute and create of Cool Block.
Bhutan is a fairly new democracy. Its constitution requires 60% of the country be kept in national forests, and measures Gross National Happiness instead of Gross Domestic Product. Kinga Tshering of Bhutan tells us the story of how the 4th King of Bhutan coined the term and insisted the country put these measures in place to promote the happiness of its citizens.
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Hosted by Laura Beil (Dr. Death, Bad Batch), Sympathy Pains is a six-part series from Neon Hum Media and iHeartRadio. For 20 years, Sarah Delashmit told people around her that she had cancer, muscular dystrophy, and other illnesses. She used a wheelchair and posted selfies from a hospital bed. She told friends and coworkers she was trapped in abusive relationships, or that she was the mother of children who had died. It was all a con. Sympathy was both her great need and her powerful weapon. But unlike most scams, she didn’t want people’s money. She was after something far more valuable.