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Inspiring stories about people acting locally to create clean energy, sustainable food, and healthy transportation. No polar bears, just cool solutions to our climate challenge.

Inspiring stories about people acting locally to create clean energy, sustainable food, and healthy transportation. No polar bears, just cool solutions to our climate challenge.
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United States

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Inspiring stories about people acting locally to create clean energy, sustainable food, and healthy transportation. No polar bears, just cool solutions to our climate challenge.

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English

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7078452466


Episodes

Stopping the Gentrification Train

1/10/2019
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Transit expansion leads to gentrification so often that some folks have started calling new light rail, the "Gentrification Train". A community land trust in Denver takes land near new stations permanently off the market and turns it into affordable housing. .

Duration:00:28:02

Riding into the Future: Macon's DIY Bike Lanes Lead to Change

12/10/2018
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People in Macon, GA got tired of waiting and made their own bike lanes. Progress ensued. Josh Rogers of New Town Macon and Rachel Hollar of Bike Walk Macon tell their story. Tactical urbanist Mike Lydon and epidemiologist Neil Maizlish help us look deeper into DIY street redesign and the health and safety benefits of protected bike lanes.

Duration:00:28:02

Riding into the Future: Macon's Pop Up Bike Lanes Lead to Lasting Change

12/4/2018
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When a crew of volunteers in Macon GA installed a temporary 5 mile network of bicycle lanes, they triggered lasting changes that made city streets safer for everyone. Hear their story, learn about road redesign (yes we can find room on our streets for bikes) and discover how many M&Ms you'd burn up on a 3 mile bike commute.

Duration:00:27:59

Taming Energy Vampires: Find and subdue your zombie electronic devices

10/30/2018
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The average household has more than 40 electronic appliances that suck energy when they're off. We help you find and tame yours. Along the way: the dining habits of vampire bats and spiders, a home energy audit with a vampire, and a psychologist explains why its so hard to unplug.

Duration:00:23:21

Rising Green from the Ashes: Zero Carbon Homes

10/13/2018
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Two California counties help wildfire victims rebuild zero carbon homes. Its more affordable than you think. Hear one family's story, meet super efficient appliances, and learn something about your gas stove that will change the way you cook.

Duration:00:27:45

The Animals' Day Off: Meatless Mondays Go To School

10/8/2018
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Meet Food Service Directors from 2 public school districts serving vegetarian lunches once a week and producing long lasting benefit in students' diets and health. Topics along the way include Farm to School, climate impacts of various meats, and tips on shifting to a more plant based diet.

Duration:00:26:35

From Scraps to Riches: Community composters start with a few empty buckets and turn your garbage into gold

9/27/2018
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Small entrepreneurs across the country are creating jobs and local food by composting food waste locally. We get down to the nitty gritty with eco-entrepreneurs in Boston, Chicago, and San Diego, talk with a soil scientist about the benefits of composting, and learn from a lawyer about overcoming the barriers to diverting food from landfills.

Duration:00:29:15

Clean Rides for Kids: Electric School Buses

9/24/2018
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Diesel exhaust is bad for child and planetary health, but change is on the way. We talk with the transportation director of Twin Rivers Unified School District and meet the people transforming the nation's biggest public transit program, including clean air advocates, electric bus builders, parent activists, and a guy called the Electric Bus Evangelist. We talk about everything from the economics to what's under the hood, and how states can use funds from Volkswagen's legal settlement to...

Duration:00:28:09

Batteries Save the Day: Solar Storage

9/24/2018
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Stories of 3 cities where battery stored solar beat out power plants. An environmental justice victory in Oxnard, CA; an economic boon in Sterling, MA; and storm resilient power in Rutland, VT.

Duration:00:28:22