Masonry: 4 Columns

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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Episode 2: Community, Compost, and Climate

For this episode we are joined by Ceci Pineda, executive director of BK ROT, an organization that offers a youth and bike powered food waste collection and composting service. Ceci and Eva discuss how we can work with nature to combat climate change and dive into the nitty gritty of BKROT, the power of utilizing our...

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Patience, Perseverance, & People, that’s what you need

In our premiere episode of Climate Check, we chat with Sara Gronim, an early member of 350 Brooklyn and pivotal organizer of the Williams Pipeline battle. Eva and Sara discuss the growing movement against creating non-renewable energy infrastructure in New York City, the success of a community-based organizing effort assembled to resist this infrastructure. Sara...

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