Episodes

All about the NY HEAT Act

We are joined by Lisa Marshall, Advocacy & Organizing Director at New Yorkers for Clean Power, to delve into the New York Heat Act. Lisa’s long-standing interest in climate...

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Climate Activism for Families with Young Children

In this episode, Liat Olenick, who is co-founder and organizer at Climate Families NYC and an experienced public school educator, explains that young children can understand that climate pollution...

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Engaging with Climate Action through Art

On today’s episode, we’re discussing how art can help deepen our understanding of the impact of climate change and empower us to take collective action. Our guest is Chantal...

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Faith Groups and the Climate Movement

In this month’s episode, we’re honored to have Fletcher Harper, an Episcopal priest and the driving force behind GreenFaith, a global multi-faith organization dedicated to environmental and climate justice....

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Voices From the Climate Movement

On September 17th 2023, 75,000 activists converged on New York City for the March to End Fossil Fuels. Eva takes to the streets to capture the concerns and hopes...

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Teach for Climate Justice

Eva is joined by educator Tom Roderick author of the new book Teach for Climate Justice: A Vision for Transforming Education. A leader in social and emotional learning, Tom...

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Skip the Stuff: No More Plastic Take-Out Waste

In our 19th episode of Climate Check: Stories and Solutions, Raine Manley tells the story of her journey from frustration to activism as she tackles plastic waste here in...

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People vs Fossil Fuels

In this episode of Climate Chat, Eva is joined by Molly Morabito of the Climate Law Institute at the Center for Biological Diversity. Molly discusses the People vs Fossil Fuels coalition...

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From Gas to Green: the NY HEAT Act

Most New Yorkers don’t know that they’re footing the bill for expanding the dirty gas infrastructure that runs all across our state. The NY HEAT (the New York Home...

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Legislation Lightning Round: Dirty Water, E-bikes, and How Bills Get Passed

Today’s episode contains more of the conversation between Eva and NYS Assembly Member Emily Gallagher, representative of Greenpoint and parts of Williamsburg. They discuss the Newtown Creek Superfund site,...

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Greener, Cleaner Construction: The All-Electrictic Building Act

NYS Assembly Member Emily Gallagher is the sponsor of the All-Electric Building Act, legislation that would require all new buildings to forego fossil fuel heating and cooking systems in...

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Empowering our Power: Navigating Solar Energy in New York

Solar One is leading the charge when it comes to proving equitable, affordable, renewable energy to all. In this month’s episode, Angelica Ramdhari, Director of Resilient Solar at Solar...

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Energy Efficient Buildings: How Local Law 97 Can Change NYC Forever

Pete Sikora knows that climate justice and housing justice are two sides of the same coin. That’s why he sees Local Law 97 as a unique opportunity to cut...

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Climate, Jobs, and Justice

For our December episode, Xaver Kandler, Campaigns Coordinator for NY Renews, walks us through the Climate, Jobs, and Justice Package — a series of proposed bills for 2023 that...

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Renewable Rikers and the Quest for Justice

In February of 2021, the NYC City Council passed laws that will reshape Rikers, the island off the coast of Queens that is a penal colony built on landfill....

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The Inflation Reduction Act: “It Really is Historic”

In this episode, Eva talks with Liz Moran about the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and its many environmental and climate provisions. Liz is the Policy Advocate for New York at Earth Justice, the...

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Work to Be Done, Joy to Be Made

In this episode, get to know our Climate Check host Eva Dean, interviewed by our comms & marketing specialist Brynn Fuller-Becker.  Eva is a Brooklyn dance maker who specializes...

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Episode 9: The Second Best Time to Plant a Tree

For this episode we bring in Rev. Ana Levy Lyons, a senior minister of First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn. We discuss Ana’s path to divinity, the nuanced responsibility of parenthood...

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Episode 8: Sustainable Farming and Soil Health—Trust Your Mouth

On this episode of Climate Check, we get to chat with Chris Nickell, a community organizer and a member of the Northeast Organic Farming Association’s (NOFA) Soil Subcommittee. We...

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Episode 7: Calming New York Harbor: Billion Oyster Project

“We don’t think of the environment in NYC as being this natural wonder”, states Pete Malinowski, the Executive Director of the Billion Oyster Project. In this episode we hear...

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Episode 6: Towards a Plastic Free Future: Language, Legislation, and Lifestyle

The issue of plastic waste can feel insurmountable. Where is all this plastic coming from? What are our elected leaders doing to address it? Do individual efforts to reduce...

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Episode 5: Eco Art: Plastics in Motion

For our 5th episode, we talk with Lynn Neuman, the Artistic Director of Artichoke Dance, a member of 350 Brooklyn’s Steering Committee, and a lead within the Gowanus Neighborhood...

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Winter Warmer: A fireside chat with the creators of Climate Check

We’re back from a winter break, and gearing up to bring you new episodes! In the meantime, here’s a quick intro to the team and some insights from our...

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Episode 4: The Power of a Just Transportation System

In episode 4 of Climate Check, host Eva Dean chats with Vanessa Barrios about what it will take to make transportation carbon neutral. Barrios talks about car culture, the...

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