Masonry: 4 Columns

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 in the era of the climate crisis, the allusions technology has placed on our framings place, waste, and haste. Ana calls on listeners to examine the role...

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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 learn about soil health, farming practices, and the cultural and societal impact of food in today’s ecosystem. Take a listen to learn why you should trust...

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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 about the ways in which the city contains that wonder, and how Billion Oyster Project helps sustain that vision of a healthy, biodiverse New York Harbor...

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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 plastic make an impact? Thankfully, Episode 6 of Climate Check is here to help you tackle each of these questions and more. Host Eva Dean is...

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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 Coalition for Justice. Her choreography and educational work address environmental justice art-based collaborations and integrative community programs.  Lynn is a national leading eco-artist and the first...

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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 work so far to hold you over until our next drop. Featured in this episode: “I won’t wait for the apocalypse to bring you clementines” by...

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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 role of racism in transportation, and the impact of local climate policies on people who migrated to New York out of necessity. She speaks eloquently about...

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Episode 3: What is the Media Missing?

In episode 3 of Climate Check, host Eva Dean chats with Dr. Genevieve Guenther, founder and director of End Climate Silence, a volunteer organization dedicated to help the media cover the climate crisis with the urgency it deserves.  Dr. Guenther is a literary and Shakespeare scholar who deep dives into language used in the media about...

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