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Faith Duggan | August 23, 2023

Youth Standing Up for Their Rights and Their Planet

How would I describe the world we live in? Well, the world we live in has molded me into an activist. I am of a generation that has been required to stand up and demand our rights, as our future is uncertain. More than perhaps any time in human history, our planet and the life it supports are struggling mightily. Because not enough has been done quickly enough on these issues, youth activists must pick up the torch and push to get things done.

a woman looking away from the camera stares down a long road into the desert

Faith Duggan | July 27, 2023

Podcast Features Navajo Leader Building Economic and Energy Justice in Tribal Lands

On an episode of Connect the Dots, host Rob Verchick speaks with the co-founder of Navajo Power, Brett Isaac, about his commitment to increasing economic viability and energy reliability on tribal lands.

Faith Duggan | July 13, 2023

Podcast Episode Explains Subtleties in Framing Climate Legislation 

This is the fourth in a series of episodes in season seven of Connect the Dots, the Center for Progressive Reform’s podcast on climate solutions. Subsequent posts will be posted throughout the summer. Episode four—“Climate Win: Bipartisan Support in Climate Legislation”—features guests Stacy Brenner, a state senator representing Maine’s 30th district, and Jack Shapiro of […]

Father and adult son carrying a solar planel

Faith Duggan | June 29, 2023

What is Community Solar? New Podcast Episode Sheds Light on Energy Justice.

This is the third in a series about episodes in season seven of Connect the Dots, the Center for Progressive Reform’s podcast on climate solutions. Subsequent posts will be posted throughout the summer. Episode three, “Energy Justice and Community Solar Power,” takes listeners to North Carolina and reveals how community solar has the power to lower […]

Youth activists protest outside

Faith Duggan | June 16, 2023

Connect the Dots Podcast Features Youth Transportation Justice Activist

When pollution from a neighboring freeway was seeping into the playground and classrooms of her middle school, Adah Crandall said enough was enough. She founded an Environmental Justice Club at her school and began protesting the freeway's proposed expansion, citing health hazards to children and an unsustainable future.

Legislators celebrate inside a state chamber

Faith Duggan | June 9, 2023

Seventh Season of Connect the Dots Podcast Opens With Climate Win

Our first episode of Connect the Dots Season 7 — Climate Win: Maryland’s Climate Solutions Now Act— takes us to Maryland for a major legislative win and its key elements to success. Verchick spoke with the Center’s Katlyn Schmitt, a senior policy analyst who helped steer the Climate Solutions Now Act into law last year.