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Cool Solutions: Stories of climate action from the bottom up

Dec 11, 2022

A small group of garment workers, tired of factory wage theft, organized and won passage of a law that makes fashion brands responsible for unpaid wages. Hourly pay went from a shameful $5 an hour to a minimum of $15 an hour. Now a similar bill is going to Congress.


Aug 5, 2022

Solar coops bridge the partisan divide, raising panels on rooftops and building a broad movement to transform our energy system. Solar United Neighbors provides the technical know how, community groups do the organizing, and together they're removing the practical and political barriers to a clean energy...


Jan 11, 2022

Two January diet challenges are remarkably effective at enticing people to try (and keep eating) more plant based meals.    

 A 31 day vegan pledge gives our co-hosts a push to try new things.


Dec 12, 2021

We take a deep dive into dairy digesters: their impact on farms, climate, and communities; and the intersections between Big Gas, Big Ag, and government programs which are driving their proliferation. To get to the bottom of this complex topic, we had to talk to a lot of people.

Storytellers:
John Hanselman -Vanguard...


Nov 11, 2021

In Vermont it's now illegal to throw your apple core in the trash. Vermont's Universal Recycling Law aka "the landfill ban" went into effect last year. It cuts landfill methane by diverting food to feed the hungry and the soil, as well as banning other recyclables. 

How did they do that? How is it going?  What does it...