Summary: City Rising is a podcast that compares how different cities are approaching sustainability and climate solutions. Cohosts Julie Hancher & Brady Halligan interview guests from various cities to discuss how our environment is connecting people, planet and creates future opportunities. Episode 1 debuts on October 3, 2018.
How does the "greenest" city in America divert compost and clothes from landfills? We chat with Alexa Kielty, Zero Wast Specialist of San Francisco, who talks about their journey with wins and hurdles in today's episode. This is a follow up from our last episode when we chatted about Zero Waste with Nic Esposito in Philadelphia.
How does Philadelphia tackle litter? We talk with Philadelphia's Zero Waste and Litter Director, Nic Esposito, to discuss Philly's litter problem, zero waste, recycling problems, our disposable culture and more in this episode of City Rising.
How can we make learning about climate change relevant, local and fun? CUSP is an organization that is uniting the sustainability community to learn about local climate solutions. We interview Richard Johnson of The Franklin Institute is the Manager of the Climate & Urban Systems Partnership to hear about what CUSP has accomplished in the past 5 years.
Orlando is the most visited destination of the Americas. But what is the city of Orlando doing to mitigate the impacts of Climate Change? We Interview the Director of Sustainability, Chris Castro, to discuss how to disrupt change in a state where the term Climate Change is banned? What are the similar and differences between Orlando and Philadelphia initiatives?
Hear Christine Knapp, Philadelphia's Office of Sustainability Director on how cities are leading on climate. What is Philadelphia doing to mitigate climate impacts? Without the federal government support, how are cities stepping up? How do cities work together? We explore these topics and more.
Buildings contribute 60% of carbon emissions in Philadelphia. Alex Dews, Director of Green Building United, joins us to talk about the Philadelphia 2030 District, with goals including 50% reductions in energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions (below baselines) by the year 2030. Find out how cities are combating climate change is changing the buildings we work, live and use every day.
Emily Schapira, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Energy Authority, provides insight into her work with the Philadelphia Energy Campaign and how she merged her passion for a huge energy-related problem into an impactful career path. Listen to an in-depth look into renewable energy jobs, green job landscape, the future of work and the climate action workforce.
Paris NOT Pittsburgh? (Think again.) One way cities are curbing climate change is by making buildings more efficient. Find out how the 2030 District model in Pittsburgh set goals to improve building performance with 50% reductions in energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions by the year 2030, with new construction reaching carbon neutrality.
What is meaningful work? How do I set myself up for a rewarding career? Are robots going to take our jobs? On this Episode of City Rising, we dive into these topics and others related to the climate action workforce with our guest, Dan Smolen.
Co-hosts Julie Hancher and Brady Halligan introduce City Rising, a new podcast about how cities are working on climate solutions. Hear clips from upcoming Season One guests, including Dan Smolen, Alex Dews, Angelica Ciranni and Emily Schapira.