The Story Behind Our Podcast
Climate Check was born out of a group of motivated Brooklynites eager to learn, share, and act. Spanning from different backgrounds and each bringing unique skill sets, the Climate Check team seeks to broadcast the conversations and share the information we wished we heard more about. What is happening in my neighborhood? How can I help? Fueled by pertinent information from passionate climate activists, Climate Check bridges the gap between those leading Brooklyn’s response to the climate crisis and the concerned citizens wanting to listen, learn, and make a change. Climate Check is ready for you wherever you are in your day: during your commute, on a walk, and while running errands. Climate Check isn’t just a podcast for scientists, climate activists, or leaders. Climate Check is for everyone who breathes air, drinks water, and cares about their community. Climate Check is for everyone.
Climate Check: Stories and Solutions is a production of the Climate Idea Exchange of 350Brooklyn in Brooklyn, New York. The podcast grew out of the series “Climate Wendesdays,” hosted by the Brooklyn Public Library. We are part of 350Brooklyn, a nonprofit that strives to counter the climate crisis through local action. We work toward a world that is just, equitable, and sustainable and where all beings can thrive.
Behind The Mic
Eva Dean (she/her) is a Brooklyn dance maker who specializes in site-specific and neo-contemporary work. Her company’s studio, Union Street Dance, opened at the turn of the millennium. Dean became a Climate Activist in 2016 after the inauguration of the 45th. 350 Brooklyn gave Dean a community to join forces with to change policy on a state and local level to counter climate change. Her passions are multilingual movement, olfactory and gustatory alchemy, stargazing and reading poetry and mysteries as a not so guilty pleasure. Find out more at evadeandance.org
Brynn (she/her) is a young environmentalist currently residing in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She seeks opportunities to craft sustainable, equitable, and creative solutions to the climate crisis. Through her work with 350BK on the Climate Idea Exchange, Brynn has enjoyed developing her communication and organization skills, connecting with fellow Brooklynites, and relaying pertinent climate info to those who need it most. In her free time, Brynn enjoys wandering walks through her neighborhood, exploring NYC by bike, and deep-diving on all things music.
Michael Augustine Dondero
Michael (he/him) is a Brooklyn-based writer and film-maker. By day (and usually long into the night) he works as a production coordinator on network TV shows and movies shot in New York City. He previously worked in public media, creating historical documentaries for Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting and producing pledge drives for KUVO, a Jazz radio station. Michael is also the co-creator of the audio-drama horror/comedy podcast, the Lost Signal Society, and the author of short science-fiction. To view his work or connect with Michael, please visit his website.
Alyssa Kropp (she/her) is a strategic designer and producer with a focus on involving communities in solving the climate crisis. She is based in BedStuy, Brooklyn, where you can find her reading in a park, trying to find all the vegetarian food, and DJing on the weekends.