S2 Ep44: Embodiment of Environment w/ Tina Johnson

2020 produced the largest voter turnout in history, and over 70 million people voted from Trump. “The status quo is no longer acceptable… We need to push further.” Tina Johnson is the Director of the National Black Environmental Justice Network. We caught up with her to discuss the EPA turning 50, the energy of young people in the EJ movement, and Black women leading. Listen now! More at TheCoolestShow.com and @Think100Climate. #EnvironmentalJustice #RacialJusticeNow #Think100

S2 Ep 43: Biden’s Climate Agenda w/ John Podesta

The Biden administration must move fast in the first 100 days to not only reverse harmful policies of the Trump administration, but also set new precedents for community-driven climate solutions. John Podesta is the former top advisor to Presidents Clinton and Obama, the founder and a Board member for the Center for American Progress, and an advisory board member for Climate Power 2020. We caught up with him to discuss climate at the forefront of this election, Biden’s climate plan, and the importance of science in fighting COVID-19. Listen now! More at TheCoolestShow.com and @Think100Climate. #ClimateElection #BidenClimatePolicy #Think100

S2 Ep 42: Youth v Gov. w/ Kelsey Juliana and Vic Barrett

 Government investment in the fossil fuel industry infringes upon our constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property. A combination of litigation and demonstration is needed to hold our government accountable. Kelsey Juliana and Vic Barrett are plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States, also known as Youth v. Gov. We caught up with them to discuss the documentary Youth v Gov premiering at this year’s DOC NYC, America’s Largest Documentary Film Festival. Purchase tickets until November 19th here https://www.docnyc.net/film/youth-v-gov/. Listen now! More at TheCoolestShow.com and @Think100Climate. #YouthvGov #DOCNYC #Think100

S2 Ep 41: Triumph w/ Tamara Toles O’Laughlin

 “Other people’s discomfort can risk your whole life.” It is time that we ensure adequate representation and compensation for injustices inflicted upon us. Expanding the U.S. Supreme Court and climate reparations are places to start. Tamara Toles O’Laughlinis the North American Director of 350 Action. We caught up with her to discuss the impact of Black women, voter suppression, and false climate solutions. Listen now! More at TheCoolestShow.com and @Think100Climate. #BlackWomen #Election2020 #Think100

S2 Ep 40: Climate Politics w/ Tiernan Sittenfeld

This election cycle, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) invested over $115 million in priority races. This election was crucial for climate policy, as we have nine years until the 2030 deadline of cutting global emissions in half. Tiernan Sittenfeld is the Senior Vice President for Government Affairs at LCV. We caught up with her to discuss the first 100 days of the next administration, selecting intersectional candidates, and the National Environmental Scorecard. Listen now! More at TheCoolestShow.com and @Think100Climate. #ClimateElection #Election2020 #Think100

S2 Ep 39: Choices & Chances w/ Ali A. Zaidi

National Grid is expanding a massive fracked gas transmission pipeline in North Brooklyn, also known as the North Brooklyn Pipeline. The disparities between upstate New York and NYC are evident in the cumulative impact of COVID-19, the placement of toxic facilities, and disinvestment. Ali A. Zaidi is the Deputy Secretary for Energy & Environment in the Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo. We caught up with him to discuss the legacy of Cecil Corbin-Mark, a clean energy revolution, and community access to state funds. Listen now! More at TheCoolestShow.com and @Think100Climate. #NoNBKPipeline #Think100

S2 Ep 38: Solutions for Inclusion w/ Adrianna Quintero

 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) needs to be more intentional. This includes the meaningful involvement of BIPOC and hiring and retaining them in leadership roles. Adrianna Quintero is the Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Energy Foundation. We caught up with her to discuss the potential of philanthropy, Big Greens sourcing funding to other white organizations, and the impacts of lawsuits. Listen now! More at TheCoolestShow.com and @Think100Climate. # # #Think100

S2 Ep 37: Black is King/Queen w/ La’Meshia “L.A” Whittington-Kaminski

Speaking truth empowers generations and communities whose history has been buried. We embody our connection to our heritage, culture, and land, and when those things are poisoned, we are left vulnerable. La’Meshia “L.A.” Whittington-Kaminski is the Deputy Director of Advance Carolina and Campaigns Director for NC Black Alliance. We caught up with her to discuss The Kingdom of Happy Land, the history of the EJ movement, and #RespectMyVote. Listen now! More at TheCoolestShow.com and @Think100Climate. #BlackisKing #TruthtoPower #Think100

S2 Ep 36: Generations of Lead w/ Michelle Mabson

 Lead is a neurotoxin that has been intentionally used to inflict genocide upon Black people, ranging from family homes to the prison industrial complex. The effects of environmental justice are intergenerational so we must work to create policy for change and to hold agencies accountable. Michelle T. Mabson is a Healthy Communities staff scientist at Earthjustice and a co-founder of Black Millenials 4 Flint. We caught up with her to discuss translating the intersectionality of science, rebuilding the EPA, and “Big Greens” making space for organizations with fewer resources. Listen now! More at TheCoolestShow.com and @Think100Climate. #BM4F #LeadFreeUSA #Think100

S2 Ep 35: Activism Online w/ Lauren Ritchie

Social media has become a vehicle for activism. With climate celebrity culture on the rise, one begins to question whether people are using movements to gain a following or genuinely educating the masses. Lauren Ritchie is an intersectional climate activist and the founder of @itsecogal. We caught up with her to discuss climate change in the Carribean, connecting climate and social justice, and online vs offline activism. Listen now! More at TheCoolestShow.com and @Think100Climate. #OnlineActivism #IntersectionalEnvironmentalism #Think100