In the season finale, host Rebecca Kling reflects on how the climate crisis disproportionately impacts frontline communities and why these communities should be at the center of our collective fight against the structural inequities that perpet
In Massachusetts, decades-old gas infrastructure is leaking methane, a super pollutant that heats up the climate much faster than carbon. Audrey Schulman, co-executive director of the Home Energy Efficiency Team, a grassroots non-profit working
On the South Side of San Antonio, a majority-Latino community lives near a coal plant that accounts for half of the city's carbon emissions. DeeDee Belmares, a climate justice organizer with Public Citizen, is working to educate and mobilize th
Steel mills and coal-fueled industry created a dirty past for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Though the city has cleaned up its environmental act in the past few decades, there’s still work to be done. Resident Laura Jacko fights for her neighborhoo
Bill Halter has worked in the White House, sat on boards of tech companies, and served as lieutenant governor of Arkansas. In all these pursuits, he says he tries to “do well by doing good.” This led him back to his hometown in Little Rock to b
Christopher Basaldú lives in Brownsville, Texas, where the oil and gas industries dominate. But to Christopher, the danger of the status quo is clear. A proposed export terminal for fracked gas threatens to destroy his tribe’s connection to spi
Flare stacks, refineries and other signs of extractive industry have taken over much of the Gulf Coast of South Texas. But one pristine stretch of the shoreline remains intact near Brownsville. Bekah Hinojosa and her community are fighting loca
For Mary Lyn Stoll, the damaging effects of dirty energy and injustices caused by climate change are abundantly clear. But as a professor of ethics in Evansville, Indiana, the heart of coal country, teaching climate ethics is a lot more complic
Víctor Guzmán nunca esperó encontrarse esposado. Siendo padre y miembro vocal de la comunidad de Salinas en Puerto Rico, Víctor quiso una comunidad segura y saludable para sus hijos y para todos los puertorriqueños. Pero cuando las plantas térm
Víctor Guzmán never expected to find himself in handcuffs. As a father and vocal community member of Salinas, Puerto Rico, Víctor wanted a safe and healthy home for his children and all Puerto Ricans. But when coal plants started dumping toxic
Russell Schiermeier runs an 800-acre farm in Bruneau, Idaho. Like much of Idaho, Russ’s farm is in a very arid climate, so irrigation is a must. As a result, Russ says Idaho farmers “live or die by our power costs." To address that, Russ instal
Lucy Molina was a born fighter. Her grandmother, father and mother all marched for the rights of migrant farm workers alongside Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez. Lucy continues that fight by advocating for her home of Commerce City, Colorado, wh
Just a few miles from downtown Mobile, Alabama, Africatown has a deep history that informs its name. It's home to descendants of enslaved people who were brought to this country aboard the last slave ship to enter the United States. When the Ci
Lucia Urreta is a junior in high school from Houston. Growing up on the Gulf Coast, she was used to big storms and hurricanes. But she noticed they were getting scarier and more frequent. Then in September 2019, Tropical Storm Imelda hit, and L
Paul Wilson is the pastor of the Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Union Hill, Virginia a small, historically Black community. When he found out that Dominion Energy and Duke Energy wanted to build a compressor station for the Atlantic C
Casey Camp-Horinek is a member of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma and a longtime Native rights and environmental activist. She remembers what it was like to travel to South Dakota to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline and protect the sacred drinki
In North Minneapolis, the city’s largest Black neighborhood, a garbage incinerator burns nearly half the county’s waste to generate energy for corporations and businesses. The pollution from all those tons of burned trash stays right in North M
The new season of The Land I Trust, Sierra Club's stories podcast, launches on Aug. 24 with the first episode featuring storyteller Kyra Brown. Kyra Brown fights for environmental and racial justice in Minneapolis, focusing on incinerators in t
Do you know about No Place Like Home, the podcast that gets to the heart of climate change? We thought listeners of The Land I Trust and The Overstory would enjoy this show, hosted by Mary Anne Hitt and Anna Jane Joyner.
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Josh Usdan [pronouns they/them/theirs] is a 17-year-old high school student from Nashville, Tennessee. Josh is also a climate activist and a member of the Sunrise Movement, a group of young people fighting climate change.
But for Josh, it all s
St. Louis, Missouri, is home to the headquarters of coal companies, but it’s also about to become a lot more solar friendly. A couple years ago St. Louis passed Resolution 124, which called upon the city to transition to 100 percent clean energ
Bob Pashos is from St. Louis, Missouri. For him, reckoning with climate change meant he had to grieve for what we’ve already lost, and for what it’s too late to do anything about. But he didn’t just bury his head in the sand and give up. He cam
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