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  • Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 51: Art & identity in a time of climate change
    Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 51: Art & identity in a time of climate change
    Those of you who regularly listen to the Citizens’ Climate Radio podcast know the power of art in addressing climate change. Artists take on a unique role in helping the public better understand the many issues connected to climate change. They also play an important part in helping us process our strong emotions about our rapidly changing world.  more
  • Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 50: Big Climate Problems Require Bigger Global Solutions
    Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 50: Big Climate Problems Require Bigger Global Solutions
    Think of this episode of the podcast as a patchwork quilt. Host Peterson Toscano has woven together five segments from around the world that each stand alone, but together tell a larger story. Listen to the stories of Olivia Oguadinma, Doerte Wihan, Artist Shane Petzer and Solomon Goldstein-Rose.  Listen Now ! more
  • Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 49: Unleashing our imagination
    Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 49: Unleashing our imagination
    Join Host Peterson Toscano for Episode 49 of Citizens’ Climate Radio. Three guests join us to help unleash our imagination potential: Hannah Pickard from  the National Network of Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation ;  Dr. Natasha DeJarnett , a leader in environmental health research and board member of Citizens’ Climate Education and Physicians for Social Responsibility; and  Sean Dague , a software engineer by day, a CCL group leader, and an En-ROADS Climate Simulation tool ambassador.  more
  • Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 48: Conservatives advocate for climate policy
    Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 48: Conservatives advocate for climate policy
    Citizens’ Climate Radio is a monthly podcast hosted by CCL volunteer Peterson Toscano. This episode features interviews with volunteers who attended the Conservative Climate Lobby Day.  Browse all our past episode recaps  here , or listen to past episodes  here , and check out the latest episode in the post below.   more
  • Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 47: Eco-grief In A Time Of Coronavirus Mourning
    Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 47: Eco-grief In A Time Of Coronavirus Mourning
    On this episode of Citizens’ Climate Radio, eight women talk about working through grief to a place of action. They use their expertise to connect the impacts of climate change to what we are now seeing with COVID-19. more
  • Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 46: Coronavirus, Climate Adaptation, And A Resilient Tomorrow
    Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 46: Coronavirus, Climate Adaptation, And A Resilient Tomorrow
    How is coronavirus similar to climate change? How is it different? Citizens’ Climate Radio host Peterson Toscano convenes a panel of experts to consider these questions. In discussing the connections they see between this pandemic and climate change, they suggest that governments do not properly plan for unexpected future events because of a collective failure of imagination. Tune in to find out more. more
  •  Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 45: How To Engage Young People In Your Climate Group
     Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 45: How To Engage Young People In Your Climate Group
    Concerned about climate change, Princeton University student, Jonathan Lu, and his friends became excited about a particular solution:  Carbon Fee and Dividend . Through  Citizens Climate Lobby  they learned about a proposed national policy to price carbon and give the revenue back to households. That inspired them to ask,  Could this be done in New Jersey?  Our host, Peterson Toscano, chats with Jonathan, Ahan, and Aurora, members of  New Jersey Student Climate Action  NJSCA. They and scores of high school and college students are working on the  New Jersey Climate Investment and Cash Back policy . In addition to applying what they are learning in school about climate change, economics, and civics, they are discovering just how challenging it is to devise a bill that appeals to as many people as possible.  more
  • Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 44: The Extraordinary Marshall Saunders
    Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 44: The Extraordinary Marshall Saunders
    On October 20, 2007, after having a revelation about the severity of climate change, Marshall Saunders launched Citizens’ Climate Lobby. He then inspired over 170,000 everyday citizens to appeal directly to their members of Congress. As host of Citizens’ Climate Radio, Peterson Toscano had the pleasure of sitting down to record interviews with Marshall multiple times. In these lively conversations, Marshall’s voice is filled with kindness, wisdom, tenderness, insights, and mirth. Whenever Marshall spoke about CCL, he expressed an unshakable faith in individuals to do far more than they ever imagined possible. more
  • Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 43: Solemi Hernandez
    Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 43: Solemi Hernandez
    Originally from Venezuela, Solemi Hernandez has lived in the U.S. state of Florida for the past 17 years. In addition to raising her two sons, Solemi has taken on a very big mission: She wants to save the world starting in her own community.  more
  • Citizens' Climate Radio Ep. 42: Better Angels Bridging The Political Divide
    Citizens' Climate Radio Ep. 42: Better Angels Bridging The Political Divide
    Adam Rosenbalm  and  Austin Ramsey  study at East Tennessee State University (ETSU.) Both raised in Conservative families in the South, they arrived on campus at a time when American citizens were more politically polarized than ever.  After the 2016 election it seemed the country was more polarized than ever. Conversations quickly became debates that led to arguments. Both Adam and Austin wanted to do something about the partisan divide between Conservative and Liberal Americans. Fortunately they learned about a new group called  Better Angels .   more
  • Citizens' Climate Radio Ep 41: Tuskegee University Research Breakthrough
    Citizens' Climate Radio Ep 41: Tuskegee University Research Breakthrough
    Two researchers from HBCU Tuskegee University have been tuning in and made a series of extraordinary discoveries all from agricultural waste. Out of the muck Dr. Michael L Curry, Dr. Donald White, and a team of other researchers found a natural alternative to plastics, one that will biodegrade in less than 100 days. This will keep us from adding even more pollution to a very polluted world. Further researched revealed this material also has other extraordinary properties.  more
  • Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 40: Fashion And Climate Change
    Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 40: Fashion And Climate Change
    Tatiana Schlossberg  is the author of the new book,  Inconspicuous Consumption . In it, she highlights just how good we are at being bad when it comes to fossil fuel pollution. She explores the pollution generated in four major industries: fuel, food, internet, and fashion. In her conversation with Citizens’ Climate Radio host, Peterson Toscano, Schlossberg dives into the vast world of fashion, the extreme pollution the fashion industry produces, and how this pollution contributes to global warming. She focuses on specific sectors, including denim and the production of jeans. more

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