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Ep. 25 Ruth Wallen: Confronting Development and Climate Change

5/21/2018
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Ruth Wallen is a multimedia artist and writer whose work is dedicated to encouraging dialogue about ecology and social justice. She creates web sites and outdoor installations and has participated in innumerable exhibitions. Solo exhibitions range from Franklin Furnace, CEPA, New Langton Arts, to many San Diego venues. Web site hosts include the California Museum of Photography and the Exploratorium, where her work is currently on view. She was part of Weather Report: Art and Climate Change...

Duration:00:56:19

Ep. 24 Regan Rosburg: Breaching Grief, Melancholia and Mania with Biophilia

4/17/2018
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Regan Rosburg is an artist and naturalist. Recently, her work has been an investigation into society's collective grief, melancholia and mania which manifests as consumption and distraction. She has conducted biology-based research trips to the Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Thailand, The Pacific Northwest Coast, and the Smokey Mountains of Northeast Tennessee. Rosburg works in a variety of materials. Her resin work contains precious artifacts: plant and animal relics, bones,...

Duration:01:02:22

Ep. 23 Katharine Wilkinson: Drawdown and the Middle Ground on Climate

4/10/2018
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Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is Senior Writer at Project Drawdown, where she collaborated with Paul Hawken on the New York Times best-seller Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Katharine’s interdisciplinary background cuts across research, strategy, and thought leadership, with a focus on exploring, amplifying, and invigorating action to address climate change. She is a Guest Lecturer in environmental leadership at Agnes Scott College. Previously, she...

Duration:00:46:25

Ep. 22 Marina Zurkow & Una Chaudhuri: The Nature - Culture Intersection

3/8/2018
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www.LetsTalkAboutTheWeather.org Marina Zurkow is a media artist focused on near-impossible nature and culture intersections, researching “wicked problems” like invasive species, superfund sites, and petroleum interdependence. She has used life science, bio materials, animation, dinners and software technologies to foster intimate connections between people and non-human agents. Her work spans gallery installations and unconventional public participatory projects. Currently, she is working...

Duration:00:52:08

Ep. 21 Andy Myers: Picturing a Just Transition

2/27/2018
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CALL TO ACTION by March 9th, 2018 Text OCEAN to 52886 to leave a comment with the Federal Government regarding offshore drilling and/or visit Regulations.gov. Andy Myers is the Senior Campaign Coordinator for Working Films, he holds a B.A in film studies and a B.A in environmental studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. A longtime proponent of connecting film with activism, he has coordinated various national campaigns which leverage the narrative in social issue...

Duration:00:50:43

Ep. 20 Mario Escobar: The Story of Stuff

2/13/2018
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www.LetsTalkAboutTheWeather.org Mario Escobar is the Digital Media Producer for the Story of Stuff Project, a non-profit which utilizes the power of animated video and picture to raise awareness of the impact our take-make-waste economy has on the environment. As he manages the creation of short, educational videos - his position entails him to identify, create and share impactful stories that highlight problems and solutions relating to various environmental issues. Mario has spent more...

Duration:00:40:15

019 Kyle Calian: Regenerating the Planet through Print

1/23/2018
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www.LetsTalkAboutTheWeather.org Kyle Calian is the founder the Regeneration Magazine, a biannual print and digital publication, that seeks to address the lack of informative and inspiring content on the environment by highlighting the people who have chosen to make addressing these problems their life’s work. By showcasing the personal stories of these creatives, artists, writers, and entrepreneurs, the hope is that by changing the conversation on climate change, their social enterprises...

Duration:00:44:03

Justin Hofman: Polar Bears, Q-Tips, and Expeditions

12/25/2017
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www.LetsTalkAboutTheWeather.org You probably know Justin Hofman as the mastermind behind the viral photo of an innocent seahorse carrying a Q-tip through the ocean. This captivating photo alerted millions of viewers to the toxic impact we have on other creatures and environments. As a distinguished photographer, videographer and scientific illustrator, Justin is a member of the SeaLegacy Collective, a group of prominent photographers and videographers who use the power of media and art to...

Duration:00:41:55

Living the Eco Goddess Lifestyle through film, photo, recipes, and music

11/21/2017
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www.LetsTalkAboutTheWeather.org Marina Qutab, better known as the Eco Goddess, is a zero waste vegan influencer. As an activist since the age of 10, she latched on to art and music in particular to spread her message. Apart from being an eco-musician herself, she founded Ecostrings, an organization which uses music to educate people worldwide about pressing social issues and encourages them to take action. Among her many talents, Marina is about to release her first ever E-book called...

Duration:00:47:18

Kirsi Jansa: Pioneering Sustainability with Documentary Film

11/7/2017
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www.LetsTalkAboutTheWeather.org Kirsi Jansa is a documentary filmmaker and journalist, she uses the power of authentic human stories to educate the people, especially on issues relating to environment, health and sustainability. She is best known for her two short documentary series, Gas Rush Stories and Sustainability Pioneers. Kirsi is currently an organizer for Creatives 4 Climate, an organization that brings together artists, architects, climate communicators and scientists to inspire...

Duration:00:46:16

Peterson Toscano: How Gay Climate Change Can Be

10/16/2017
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www.LetsTalkAboutTheWeather.org Through his one-person comedies and lively lectures, Peterson Toscano has delighted audiences throughout North America, Europe, and Africa as he takes on social justice concerns. His plays and talks humorously explore the serious topics of LGBTQ issues, sexism, racism, privilege, gender, and climate change. Concerned about climate change as a human rights and LGBTQ issue, Peterson shares his gifts on his YouTube videos and on stage. A Quaker and obsessive...

Duration:00:57:37

Julia Levine: Theatre Artist Investigates Food, Climate, and Justice

10/2/2017
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www.LetsTalkAboutTheWeather.org and www.EcoArtsFoundation.org Julia Levine is a playwright, creative collaborator and vegetarian. Planted in the New York City downtown theatre realm, she is on the Marketing team at HERE, the Producing team for the International Human Rights Art Festival, the organizing team for Climate Change Theatre Action, and writes for the blog series Artists & Climate Change. Julia creates new performance pieces as part of The Food Plays, an initiative she founded to...

Duration:00:38:03

Funk Grass Musician and Festival Producer goes Green

9/18/2017
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www.LetsTalkAboutTheWeather.org Rae Irelan graduated from The Boston Conservatory with BFA in contemporary dance performance and has since worn many hats from event producer, dancer, teacher and yogini, to alternative healer. Her San Diego award winning band The Moves Collective is a driving force in the US music scene, supporting ideologies, companies and nonprofits that propel sustainability, inspire audiences to positively impact their local communities, and build positive change...

Duration:00:42:38

Eco Textiles: Upcycling Denim for People and The Planet

9/8/2017
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www.LetsTalkAboutTheWeather.org Joanna Engelberg is Sustainability Director at The New Denim Project, a third-generation family business that creates high-end eco-textiles made purposefully and ethically. After five years in Israel with her sister Arianne -- Creative Director of The New Denim Project -- she came home to Guatemala passionate about environmental & social impact. They created a fully-closed loop system with 100% sustainable, conscious and patient textiles at its core. Their...

Duration:00:27:59

Kira Corser: Posts for Peace and Seas of Change

9/2/2017
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LetsTalkAboutTheWeather.org Kira Carrillo Corser is a photojournalist, artist, and community leader with over 15 years of experience, publishing and exhibiting in 19 states across the US in venues such as the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego and the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. She taught "Arts and Community” for 8 years in Service Learning and taught as a Visual Art Consultant in Human Communications at CSU - Monterey Bay. From art galleries, museums, universities, and...

Duration:01:07:25

Bethany Kolody: Squidtoons Cartoonist Will Doodle for Science

8/24/2017
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www.LetsTalkAboutTheWeather.org Bethany Kolody was introduced to biology during her time at NYU’s “world honors college,” in the Middle East, where she had the opportunity to study in Sri Lanka, Ghana, and China. There, she worked in Fabio Piano’s lab studying mRNA localization in C. elegans. It soon became apparent that she was more interested in the nematodes themselves than their mRNA, and for her capstone thesis she orchestrated the first molecular phylogenetic survey of marine...

Duration:00:33:25

Cherie Sampson: An Ag Artist Recounts her Creative Journey

8/19/2017
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www.LetsTalkAboutTheWeather.org Cherie Sampson is an artist working in environmental installation, performance and video art, creating projects in wilderness and rural settings in the U.S. and abroad, including woodland, mire and boreal landscapes. Historical, cultural and elemental layers of the site are integral to the working concepts and materials, where she often integrates her body in the landscape in performances for the camera and live audiences. She has exhibited in live...

Duration:01:05:49

008 Jen Gardner: Upcycling Furniture Artist Makes Lumber Live Longer

7/29/2017
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www.LetsTalkAboutTheWeather.org A Wildlife Ranger turned ecological surveyor turned zero waste furniture artist, Jen Gardner started Forget Me Knot as a way to explore her creativity while producing low impact, long-lasting items for others. Destined to end up in landfill, be burnt or, at the very best, turned to wood pulp, Jen repaints and re-purposes wood into one-of-a-kind pieces, prolonging the life of lumber and sending custom pieces home with happy campers. Above and beyond her...

Duration:01:01:13

007 Alicia Previn: Earthworms, Tortoises, and Bees in Song and Story

7/21/2017
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www.LetsTalkAboutTheWeather.org Violinist and songwriter Alicia Previn has enjoyed many successful years recording, performing and touring with a variety of artists such as The Cages, The Young Dubliners, and Folding Mr. Lincoln on platforms from MTV to Jay Leno's Tonight Show. Today she illustrates the importance of sometimes-forgotten animals through songs and children’s books featuring her personal illustrations. A fan of bio-dynamic farming, her Earthworm Book includes instructions on...

Duration:00:38:22

006 Diane Burko: Polar Expeditions in Photo and Paint

7/14/2017
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www.LetsTalkAboutTheWeather.org Diane Burko’s visual documentation through paint and photographs provide an outlet for her to respond and share her personal observations of climate change. Working along the intersection of art and science, she showcases expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic Circle with thousands of photographs from the air, sea and ground. Sharing the Earth’s astounding beauty, she also reveals the consequences of record breaking rapid ice melt at either end of our...

Duration:00:45:07

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