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18 – Sharon Lavigne – Rise St James

June 7, 2022

In this episode, Sharon Lavigne shares her experience fighting to stop petrochemical factories and other toxic industries in America’s Cancer Alley in St. James Parish, LA. Sharon Lavigne is a recipient of the Community Sentinel Award for Environmental Stewardship, and won the 2021 Goldman prize for environmental defenders. She led a grassroots movement to delay…

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17 – Allie Rosenbluth – Rogue Climate

May 31, 2022

In this episode, Allie Rosenbluth tells us about her work organizing rural communities across southern Oregon to stop the proposed Jordan Cove Liquified Natural Gas export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline.Β  The Jordan Cove LNG project would produce 15 times the climate pollution of Oregon’s last remaining coal plant and create enormous environmental…

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16 – Ron Gulla, Fracking Destroys Everything We Love

May 24, 2022

In this episode, Ron Gulla shares his experience being impacted by fracking and challenging the industry in PA.Β  Ron Gulla is a recipient of the Community Sentinel Award for Environmental Stewardship, and one of the first voices to speak out against fracking in PA after his farm was contaminated by Range Resources. This podcast is…

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Welcome to Season 3 of the podcast!

May 2, 2022

Hi Friends! It’s been a while since we released an episode – but we’re back with a new season! This introductory episode introduces you to Krishna Roy, who will be hosting some of the upcoming episodes of the podcast. We talk about the value of getting to know people in the movement beyond what we…

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Travis London, Leadership and Connecting People

December 5, 2018

In this episode Travis London shares his story of taking leadership on environmental issues in his community in Donaldsonville Louisiana. We talk about networking, movement building, and learn about his experience fighting the Bayou Bridge Pipeline which would connect oil from the Bakken fields with refineries on the Gulf Coast. Travis wants all of us…

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Andy Myers, Using Film To Mobilize

November 21, 2018

In this episode Andy Myers joins us to talk about using film as a tool for organizing and mobilizing around an issue. Andy Myers is the Campaign Coordinator for Working Films. A longtime proponent of linking films and activists, he has coordinated several state and national film campaigns, facilitated cross-organizational coalitions, and led multiple trainings…

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Dante Swinton, Energy Justice Network

November 7, 2018

In this episode Dante Swinton, the coordinator of the Divert Baltimore Program talks about organizing and advocating for alternatives to developing a waste incinerator that would cause a public health crisis in Baltimore. By taking leadership and a design thinking approach, Dante is able to show that diverting the waste from incineration has social, environmental,…

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Eliza Griswold, Author of Amity and Prosperity

October 24, 2018

In this episode you’ll hear a recording of a webinar presentation that Eliza Griswold, author of Amity and Prosperity brought to the network. The presentation is followed by a Q&A with Eliza. In Amity and Prosperity, the prize-winning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold tells the story of the energy boom’s impact on a small town…

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Raina Rippel, Environmental Health Project

October 10, 2018

In this episode Raina Rippel from the Environmental Health Project talks about the Citizen Science Toolkit, a helpful resource for anyone who wants to protect their family and neighbors from the harms of fracking. This toolkit is an expansive document that details ways that anyone can participate in monitoring environmental health impacts. We talk about…

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Walter Hang on strategy, focus, and doing the work to crush industry plans.

September 26, 2018

Walter Hang from Toxics Targeting has led unprecedented victories against oil and gas projects in upstate NY – and in this interview he explains his strategy of balancing the message with an incredibly focused demand. The trick, he says, is that there is no trick – there are no shortcuts to the hard work, training,…

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