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The Land I Trust, an audio series by the Sierra Club, tells stories of special places under threat by dirty energy -- and how the transition to clean energy is benefiting people and the homes they hold dear. In our first series, we travel through the American South to talk with folks about the coal that is fouling their air and water, the dirty energy projects they're fighting in their backyards, and a shared vision for a clean energy economy that allows all of our communities to thrive. Fro ...
 
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Lucia Urreta is a junior in high school from Houston. Growing up on the Gulf Coast, she was used to big storms and hurricanes. But she noticed they were getting scarier and more frequent. Then in September 2019, Tropical Storm Imelda hit, and Lucia knew it was time to take action. She organized a climate strike in front of city hall, spoke in front…
 
Paul Wilson is the pastor of the Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Union Hill, Virginia a small, historically Black community. When he found out that Dominion Energy and Duke Energy wanted to build a compressor station for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in the middle of his community, it felt all too familiar. After organizing around protecting…
 
Casey Camp-Horinek is a member of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma and a longtime Native rights and environmental activist. She remembers what it was like to travel to South Dakota to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline and protect the sacred drinking water of the Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. While there, she and other protestors were attacked and arres…
 
In North Minneapolis, the city’s largest Black neighborhood, a garbage incinerator burns nearly half the county’s waste to generate energy for corporations and businesses. The pollution from all those tons of burned trash stays right in North Minneapolis. Kyra Brown grew up near the incinerator without ever knowing about its damaging health effects…
 
The new season of The Land I Trust, Sierra Club's stories podcast, launches on Aug. 24 with the first episode featuring storyteller Kyra Brown. Kyra Brown fights for environmental and racial justice in Minneapolis, focusing on incinerators in the city. This season, we'll hear from people from all around America who are working hard to create a just…
 
In our season finale, we take you on a journey to Puerto Rico to meet evangelical pastor turned relief worker and climate advocate, Carlos Rodriguez. He has a powerful personal story about how the climate impacts of Hurricane Maria and Irma transformed the trajectory of his life and ministry. And he shares profound wisdom on how we can all turn “ch…
 
In this profound and beautiful conversation, we talk with Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, Founder and CEO of Dayenu - a movement of American Jews confronting the climate crisis with spiritual audacity and bold political action. She shares powerful stories from the Jewish faith - which provide insight, light and courage in facing dark times. She also shares ri…
 
In this episode, we chat with mental health guru meets climate rockstar, Sarah Wilson. She’s the author of “First We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety” which explores anxiety as a spiritual quest. Sarah shares how she’s found spiritual insights and courage in both her mental health journey, as well as her efforts to combat the…
 
This conversation features a renowned leader at the intersection of racial justice, climate change, and culture. It was recorded before the murder of George Floyd and the recent uprisings - but is relevant to this moment. We hope you’ll listen. We’re honored to have this friend and powerful leader on our show.…
 
Sherri Mitchell's name in her language is Weh'na Ha'mu Kwasset. She is an indigenous rights attorney from the Penobscot Nation and the author of a wonderful book, Sacred Instructions, that we highly recommend checking out. It brings together indigenous lessons, teachings and guidance she has been moved to share with the wider world, on behalf of th…
 
Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is a climate author, strategist, and teacher, working to heal the planet we call home. Katharine talks with us about faith, finding courage with a broken heart, the strength in vulnerability, and why we need female leadership to face climate change. Known for her work at the intersection of climate, religion, gender equality…
 
Do you know about No Place Like Home, the podcast that gets to the heart of climate change? We thought listeners of The Land I Trust and The Overstory would enjoy this show, hosted by Mary Anne Hitt and Anna Jane Joyner. Climate scientist and Zen Buddhist Dr. Kritee Kanko shares her journey through depression into interbeing with the No Place Like …
 
Climate scientist and Zen Buddhist Dr. Kritee Kanko shares her journey through depression into interbeing with the No Place Like Home family. We look at ecodharma and how meditation and Buddhist teachings can help us navigate the climate crisis - and any crisis. In this new “Bring the Light” season, we’re exploring how spirituality helps us face th…
 
A former evangelical turned witch, Jamie Lee Finch shares wisdom from this ancient goddess religion on navigating the climate crisis. We explore her surprising spiritual journey, the history of witches as healers, how climate justice connects with desire and sex magic, and why honoring our bodies is critical in the fight to heal our earth home. A s…
 
What does Islam teach us about facing climate change? We ask Ibrahim Abdul-Matin: an urban strategist, author and thought leader who has advised political leaders and corporations on climate policy. He also wrote a beautiful book called: “Green Deen : What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet.” In this new “Bring the Light” season, we’re explo…
 
In this new “Bring the Light” season, we explore how spirituality helps us face the climate crisis. This isn’t something we can beat with technology, policy and science alone. It takes heart and strength and courage - the kinds of things many people draw from their spiritual or faith traditions. This episode we speak with Mike McHargue, a Southern …
 
Josh Usdan [pronouns they/them/theirs] is a 17-year-old high school student from Nashville, Tennessee. Josh is also a climate activist and a member of the Sunrise Movement, a group of young people fighting climate change. But for Josh, it all started with their love of the ocean… Season 3 of the Land I Trust brings you storytellers from across the …
 
St. Louis, Missouri, is home to the headquarters of coal companies, but it’s also about to become a lot more solar friendly. A couple years ago St. Louis passed Resolution 124, which called upon the city to transition to 100 percent clean energy by 2035. Leading that effort was Lewis Reed, the president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. Season 3 …
 
Bob Pashos is from St. Louis, Missouri. For him, reckoning with climate change meant he had to grieve for what we’ve already lost, and for what it’s too late to do anything about. But he didn’t just bury his head in the sand and give up. He came out the other side. Season 3 of the Land I Trust brings you storytellers from across the Midwestern US w…
 
Casey Weinstein probably is the most public environmentalist in Northeast Ohio, where he lives. In 2018, he ran for office and flipped a seat by 51 percent. Now, he represents part of northeast Ohio in the State House. Before that, he served on Hudson City Council. He’s in the public eye often, but the reason he ran for office started at home. Seas…
 
Pete Lenzen lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where Duke Energy operates. When Pete heard that coal-burning Duke Energy proposed a rate increase, this got him really fired up. So fired up that he testified in front of the The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Season 3 of the Land I Trust brings you storytellers from across the Midwestern US who s…
 
In Pleasant Plains, Illinois, Girl Scout Troop 6195 does more than just sell cookies. They speak up and act on environmental issues. For them, environmental activism started small, literally, with protecting the Monarch Butterfly. Their success with the monarchs got the girls fired up about other environmental issues. Season 3 of the Land I Trust b…
 
To Charles Hua, Madison, Wisconsin, is more than dairy. It’s his hometown and the land has shaped who he is as a person, and how he approaches the issues of climate change. Season 3 of the Land I Trust brings you storytellers from across the Midwestern US who share their experiences of climate change, the impacts of dirty fuels, the fight for clean…
 
Kate Madigan is the director of the Michigan Climate Action Network, which organizes grassroots climate action. For her, the next steps to address climate change are pretty obvious, it’s just a matter of whether or not we can get it done. Season 3 of the Land I Trust brings you storytellers from across the Midwestern US who share their experiences …
 
Some call Traverse City, Michigan, the Cherry Capital of the world. It produces nearly 75 percent of the country’s tart cherries, and about a fifth of our sweet cherries. However, in recent years, cherry farmers have been feeling the effects from climate change -- farmers like Jim Nugent. Season 3 of the Land I Trust brings you storytellers from ac…
 
Theresa Landrum has lived in Southwest Detroit her whole life. Her zip code is 48217, which is infamous for being the most polluted zip code in the state of Michigan. Nearby is an oil refinery from Marathon Petroleum Corporation that sends chemicals up into the air. There’s also a coal-fired power plant just a few miles away. I-75 runs right throug…
 
This bonus episode of No Place Like Home was produced in partnership with Drilled. Host Amy Westervelt speaks with Anna Jane about the importance of good storytelling around the climate crisis, and how culture and entertainment can motivate action. Also featured are Mary Annaïse Heglar, Adam McKay, and David Wallace Wells. This is the second of two…
 
This season on No Place Like Home we’ve been diving into *All The Climate Feels* - the emotional, psychological and spiritual elements of climate change. For our season finale, we chat all the climate feels - and our vision for a new world - with one of our fave pod friends and listeners, Mary Annaïse Heglar. Mary Annaïse is a treasured climate jus…
 
This episode is devoted to faith, spirituality, religion - and how it contributes to (and complicates) our lives and the climate fight. We’re excited to bring y’all a beautiful, thought-provoking conversation with Karenna Gore - Al Gore’s daughter - who has emerged as a leading spiritual thinker on climate change and spirituality.“Do not abandon yo…
 
This season we’ve been taking a deep dive into how climate change makes us feel - how it impacts us emotionally and spiritually - on a heart level. But what if your whole culture and identity were imperiled right now? This episode, we're honored to share the powerful, aching story of Bernadette Demientieff - a leader of the Gwich’in in Alaska. She'…
 
In this episode, we ask that age-old question: can art really save the world? Or at least help us find sanity, courage, and joy in the face of climate change? Join us for some powerful poetry, musings on the revolution, and more with Joel McKerrow, a renowned writer, performance poet, speaker & teacher. Joel McKerrow is one of Australia’s most reve…
 
In this episode, we talk taking care of ourselves and each other - and the utter importance of finding and fighting for joy in the midst of the climate apocalypse. Join us and the AMAZING Adrienne Maree Brown - a writer, facilitator, emergent strategist, healer, doula, sci-fi scholar, philosopher and pleasure activist. Warning: we're passionate peo…
 
This season, we're getting to the heart of *All The Climate Feels.*Let's face it: climate change makes us feel anxious, afraid, angry, apathetic, and even depressed.Join us as we get personal with experts and folks on the frontlines to explore how we cope - and find out what we can do to find strength, courage, peace, and joy in the face of climate…
 
Let's face it: climate change makes us feel anxious, afraid, angry, apathetic, and even depressed. This season, we're getting to the heart of *All The Climate Feels.* Join us as we get personal with experts and folks on the frontlines to explore how we cope - and find out what we can do to find strength, courage, peace, and even joy in the face of …
 
Aaron Cage moved to Colorado to work in the oil and gas industry. But it wasn’t long before he made the switch to working in wind energy. Here, he talks about what led him to change jobs. The Land I Trust is a storytelling project brought to you by the Sierra Club. In season two, we travel through the American West to talk with folks about the dirt…
 
Gabriel Hunt is a fourth-generation coal miner living in Carbon County, Utah. He’s also a hip-hop artist. In this piece, he remembers using his rapping skills to quit his job in the mines. The Land I Trust is a storytelling project brought to you by the Sierra Club. In season two, we travel through the American West to talk with folks about the dir…
 
Kayla Molloy is an 8-year-old climate activist. Here, she talks to her mom, Rachel, about how she got into activism, and what she likes best about planet Earth. The Land I Trust is a storytelling project brought to you by the Sierra Club. In season two, we travel through the American West to talk with folks about the dirty energy projects that thre…
 
Krystal Two Bulls is an Oglala Lakota / Northern Cheyenne activist from Lame Deer, Montana. She visits Crazy Head Springs, a source of natural spring water on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, to talk about her work to protect the land. The Land I Trust is a storytelling project brought to you by the Sierra Club. In season two, we travel through t…
 
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