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SFA Podcast: Bob Quinn; How truly organic farming can strengthen rural communities & the environment
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SFA Podcast: Bob Quinn; How truly organic farming can strengthen rural communities & the environment

Bob Quinn is an organic regenerative farmer from Big Sandy, Montana. He speaks with us about how our current mass agricultural model is not working & the benefits of returning to a nature based method of farming; for creating profits for farmers, offering a key to climate change, & preventing chronic disease in our population. This conversation is for farmers who need the entry points to transition to organic, and for all of you who enjoy EATING FOOD! Our food and how it is grown affects everything about our body and environment. This conversation gives a little "behind the scenes" look into what goes into that food, the people growing it, and what is at stake if we don't stand up for it. This summer, a bill was introduced in the House with bipartisan support. The bill is called the "Growing Climate Solutions Act" and it will push the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop programs for farmers and foresters to sequester carbon into their soils, and put money in their pockets for doing so. Stories for Action loves stories about collaboration and about healthy soils, so we see the potential for a positive start with this bill. This is the first of two episodes in which we will be looking at stories around this bill. In our next episode we will speak with the Senior Government Relations Representative from the National Farmer's Union.  More on Bob Quinn:IG: @bobquinnorganicfarmer https://www.bobquinnorganicfarmer.com Stories for Action’s mission is to share the human connection around a thriving environment. Our aim is to bridge divides and prove that we can and must unite around creating a regenerative society. Join us in this podcast series for conversations with people taking bold steps and offering calls to action, inspiring you to find your role in creating a healthy planet for all. Subscribe to our podcasts on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, or Podbean https://storiesforaction.podbean.com/ Share with others! Join our community!: https://linktr.ee/StoriesforAction Find a story & get inspired to find your role. Submit your own story for us to share. Join the Storyteller's Network if you are an artist or media creator looking to use your work for environmental advocacy. Visit our site: https://www.storiesforaction.org Instagram & Facebook: @StoriesforAction Twitter: @Stories4Action #farmer #organic #farming #farm #rancher #montana #bigsky #kamut #regenerative #soilhealth #foodie #foodsystems #food #healthyfood #mongolia #farmbureau #organicfarming #rural #america #soil #soilhealth #climate #stories #wheat #ancientgrains #chemicals #glyphosate #usda #naturespath #bobsredmill #bigsandy #health #republican #democrat #climateaction
SFA Podcast: Growing Climate Solutions: What It Means for Farmers
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SFA Podcast: Growing Climate Solutions: What It Means for Farmers

Between effects of climate change, costs of inputs and production, and market hits, it is difficult for farmers to make gains outside of government subsidies. But what if farmers could help to mitigate climate change, increase the resiliency of the land, and put money in their pockets while doing so? In June 2020, a climate related bill was proposed...with strong bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. The Growing Climate Solutions Act would create a USDA program to encourage farmers, ranchers, and foresters to become an active part of the carbon market. It would encourage practices that create healthier soil, allowing more carbon to be captured in the ground, and paying out money from the carbon market to the farmer. In this episode we speak with Jenny Hopkinson, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Farmer's Union. Jenny tells us about the variety of solutions that farmers can lead the way on, and why it is important for their input to help shape this legislation. Check out the full episode by subscribing to the Stories for Action podcast on Apple iTunes, Spotify, Podbean, or Google Podcasts. In each episode, we speak with those taking bold actions to inspire you to find your role in a thriving planet. More info on the National Farmer's Unions: https://www.nfu.org @nationalfarmersunion Stories for Action’s mission is to share the human connection around a thriving environment. Our aim is to bridge divides and prove that we can and must unite around creating a regenerative society. Join us in this podcast series for conversations with people taking bold steps and offering calls to action, inspiring you to find your role in creating a healthy planet for all. Subscribe to our podcasts on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, or Podbean https://storiesforaction.podbean.com/ Share with others! Join our community!: https://linktr.ee/StoriesforAction Find a story & get inspired to find your role. Submit your own story for us to share. Join the Storyteller's Network if you are an artist or media creator looking to use your work for environmental advocacy. Visit our site: https://www.storiesforaction.org Instagram & Facebook: @StoriesforAction Twitter: @Stories4Action #farmers #climate #carbonmarket #ranchers #forester #GrowingClimateSolutionsAct #climateaction #farm #farming #indiana #michigan #NationalFarmersUnion #policy #bipartisan #climate #sequester #soil #soilhealth #regenerative #regenerativeag #soilscience #USDA #midwest #nebraska #iowa
SFA Podcast: Maia Wikler; uplifting stories of youth on the frontlines of climate injustices
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SFA Podcast: Maia Wikler; uplifting stories of youth on the frontlines of climate injustices

Subscribe on iTunes, Google Podcasts, or Spotify for the full episode. Maia Wikler is an anthropologist, climate justice organizer, and writer whose work has appeared in Teen Vogue and VICE. Maia is a true positive change maker; using her skills of writing, film, and community organizing to advocate for those on the frontlines of climate change. A great deal of her work focuses on uplifting youth leadership, Indigenous communities, and human rights. She was a youth delegate at the UN Climate Talks in 2017 as a member of the organization SustainUS. Maia is currently a PhD candidate in Political Ecology at the University of Victoria. She is directing a short documentary film featuring the Gwich’in women who are leading the fight to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Maia was recently selected as a National Geographic Early Career Explorer to document cross-border stories about the threats to wild salmon from mining in Northern British Columbia. Maia speaks with us about the impact of storytelling, youth leadership, and how we can all find our role in defending against climate injustice. Stories for Action’s mission is to share the human connection around a thriving environment. Our aim is to bridge divides and prove that we can and must unite around creating a regenerative society. Join us in this podcast series for conversations with people taking bold steps and offering calls to action, inspiring you to find your role in creating a healthy planet for all. Subscribe to our podcasts on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, or Podbean https://storiesforaction.podbean.com/ Share with others! Join our community!: https://linktr.ee/StoriesforAction Find a story & get inspired to find your role. Submit your own story for us to share. Join the Storyteller's Network if you are an artist or media creator looking to use your work for environmental advocacy. Visit our site: https://www.storiesforaction.org Instagram & Facebook: @StoriesforActionTwitter: @Stories4Action #ClimateCrisis #Environmentaljustice #environment #storytelling #vice #teenvogue #climate #youth #SustainUs #Sunrisemovement #NationalGeographic #Canada #Indigenous #DefendtheSacred #NativeYouth #sunrise #Native #stories #oralhistory #waterislife #sacred #Colorado #BritishColumbia #UBC #Philadelphia #climateaction #GreenNewDeal #frontline #environmentaljustice #humanrights #intersectionalenvironmentalism #nature #borderwall #fridaysforthefuture #schoolstrike
Meet Katharine Wilkinson of Project Drawdown | One Small Step | NowThis
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Meet Katharine Wilkinson of Project Drawdown | One Small Step | NowThis

On this One Small Step Spotlight, Lucy sits down with Katharine Wilkinson, the senior writer for the book that’s been called the most comprehensive plan to ever reverse global warming. » Subscribe to NowThis Future: https://go.nowth.is/Future_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis Facing the climate crisis head on can be daunting, but working to find solutions doesn't have to be. ‘Drawdown’ outlines what a positive turning point would look like and what we need to do to get there Katharine Wilkinson, VP of Communication & Engagement at nonprofit Project Drawdown and lead writer of the book "Drawdown," sits down to discuss what drawdown is; what Project Drawdown does; how equity, justice, and gender play a huge role in the climate conversation; and ultimately, how we can all contribute to fighting against the climate crisis in small ways every day. Drawdown is the point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop rising and begin to decline, in other words it is the turning point in addressing the climate crisis. And Project Drawdown is here to help humanity have an accessible resource for solutions. Find out more about "Drawdown," Project Drawdown, and what steps you can take to live a greener life on this One Small Step Spotlight. #ProjectDrawdown #ClimateCrisis #Sustainability #ClimateChange #Environment #OneSmallStep Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat What happens to everything we use after we throw it away? How does our trash impact the environment and contribute to things like pollution and climate change? From plastics and recycling to food waste and composting – we're breaking down the issue of waste and sustainability piece by piece to answer one of the most important questions facing the world today: How do we save our planet? From exploring the latest tech and science innovations shaping our future, to living sustainably and protecting our planet from climate change — this is NowThis Future! NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisfuture @NowThisFuture
His Epic Message Will Make You Want to Save the World | Short Film Showcase
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His Epic Message Will Make You Want to Save the World | Short Film Showcase

As the human population continues to grow, so does our impact on the environment. In fact, recent research has shown that three-quarters of Earth’s land surface is under pressure from human activity. In this short film, spoken word artist Prince Ea makes a powerful case for protecting the planet and challenges the human race to create a sustainable future. Winner of the Film4Climate competition organized by the Connect4Climate Program of the World Bank (film4climate.net). ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: http://bit.ly/ShortFilmShowcase About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase at http://documentary.com Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Read more about the impact humans have on the environment: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/human-footprint-map-ecological-impact/ Three Seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sacc_x-XB1Y His Epic Message Will Make You Want to Save the World | Short Film Showcase https://youtu.be/B-nEYsyRlYo National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Peace River Rising: The link between violence against Indigenous women and violence against the land
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Peace River Rising: The link between violence against Indigenous women and violence against the land

Helen Knott, a Dane-Zaa/Nehiyaw social worker, poet and activist, explores the connection between violence against Indigenous women and violence against the land. Helen takes us through the dramatic changes she’s witnessed in her home territory. Woodlands she explored as a child have disappeared to make way for pipelines and housing developments to accommodate the influx of transient workers. Contamination from industrial endeavors has turned traditional activities — like berry picking — into potential hazards. Helen explores the dangers of these industrial expansions, bringing to light the fact that Fort St. John, now primarily an oil and gas town, has a per capita crime rate that is nearly double that of Vancouver. On the streets of Fort St. John, Helen and a fellow lifetime resident reflect on the overwhelming ratio of men to women in their city: what was once a city of familiar faces is now overrun with strangers who have minimal personal attachment to the area. Helen shares personal stories about the violence she’s encountered and her beliefs about how important it is to give voice to these experiences. She leaves us with a deeper perspective into why she does the work she does — and her hopes for a new world. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/CBCSubscribe Subscribe: http://bit.ly/CBCSubscribe Watch CBC: http://bit.ly/CBCFullShows About CBC: Welcome to the official YouTube channel for CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster. CBC is dedicated to creating content with original voices that inspire and entertain. Watch sneak peeks and trailers, behind the scenes footage, original web series, digital-exclusives and more. Connect with CBC Online: Twitter: http://bit.ly/CBCTwitter Facebook: http://bit.ly/CBCFacebook Instagram: http://bit.ly/CBCInstagram Peace River Rising: an intimate view of the connection between violence against Indigenous women and violence against the land | Short Docs https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTV
How Uniontown, Alabama, Became Victim of Environmental Injustice | NowThis
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How Uniontown, Alabama, Became Victim of Environmental Injustice | NowThis

Welcome to Uniontown, where residents say they are being poisoned by the very air they breathe. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Environment issues and environmental injustice is a serious plight faces communities in the United States. Uniontown, Alabama, is one of those poor communities struggling under air pollution. Uniontown is a predominantly Black community. Cory Booker visited Uniontown and spoke to residents in the African American community about the landfill that is polluting their air. Coal ash is being dumped in Uniontown, including some from a coal ash spill in Harriman Tennessee. Harriman is 90% white. The EPA does not classify coal ash dumping as a hazardous material. #Environment #Uniontown #Alabama Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Direct from the NowThis newsroom, NowThis Reports will deliver new short documentary-style videos each week, exploring a wide range of topics and featuring people and stories from all around the world. NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews @nowthisnews
This 16-Year-Old Indigenous Activist is Fighting for Environmental Justice | NowThis
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This 16-Year-Old Indigenous Activist is Fighting for Environmental Justice | NowThis

This 16-year-old Indigenous activist is fighting for environmental justice for her community, which sits just a mile away from one of the nation’s largest coal plants. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis In US news and current events today, Native American activists are facing challenges in securing environmental justice in their communities. Meet Mikayla Johnson, a 16-year-old indigenous activist and member of the Diné Tribe in Black Mesa, AZ. Mikayla Johnson's Native community sits approximately 1 mile from the Navajo Generating Station, one of the nation's largest coal plants. Mikayla, who grew up without running water or electricity, has been persistent in her water conservation efforts. Additionally, her and her mother Nicole Horseherder are advocating for 100% renewable energy in their community. #Activism #Environment #Climate #News #NowThis #NowThisNews Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews @nowthisnews