Upside Down: The CCAN Podcast
Labor Leader Rally for Clean Energy

Labor Leader Rally for Clean Energy

July 9, 2021

Last week labor leaders joined climate advocates in what would normally be considered an unlikely cross-over episode. They rallied on the National Mall, in Washington, D.C. to show congress their support for an immediate passage of President Biden's "American Jobs Plan" with a 100% Clean Energy Standard. 

 

102 Faith Leaders in Support of 100% Clean Energy

102 Faith Leaders in Support of 100% Clean Energy

June 11, 2021

On June 9th, 102 faith leaders nationwide on capitol hill to support 100% Clean energy and the American Jobs Plan.

All the Trucks in Texas on a One Way Road - Dave Goodrich’s Bike Ride Across the Permian Basin

All the Trucks in Texas on a One Way Road - Dave Goodrich’s Bike Ride Across the Permian Basin

May 26, 2021

Author, climate scientist, and CCAN board member Dave Goodrich is an avid cyclist. So much so that he has embarked on a 700 miles journey across the Permian Basin. On his way he has been taking in the sites of the most active oil (and wind) producing areas in the country, and documenting what he sees along the way. 

 

We are so excited to be have been able to chat with him last week after finishing his perilous journey. 

A Bike Ride Across the Permian Basin - Part 1

A Bike Ride Across the Permian Basin - Part 1

May 12, 2021

Author, climate scientist, and CCAN board member Dave Goodrich is an avid cyclist. So much so that he has embarked on a 700 miles journey across the Permian Basin. On his way he has been taking in the sites of the most active oil producing area in the country, and documenting what he sees. 

 

We are so excited to be have been able to chat with him last week after his first leg of the journey. Stay tuned for the rest of his story! 

Quentin Scott - CCAN’s Federal Campaign Associate

Quentin Scott - CCAN’s Federal Campaign Associate

April 26, 2021

For the past few months CCAN has been boldly going where we have never gone before (excuse the star trek references) into a massive federal campaign! For about the same time we have started the Upside Down podcast and have been introducing you to our staff (albeit slowly) and today I am beyond excited to be talking with our new Federal Campaign associate Quentin Scott. 

 

Quentin Scott joined CCAN in January 2021 as the Federal Campaign Associate working to build political will for groundbreaking climate justice policies in the Executive Branch and Congress. Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, he got a first-hand look at the two Americas and sought to bring the two Americas closer together through advocacy. Quentin’s passion for math and science landed him at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Instead of using his skills for engineering, he uses his knowledge to build data-informed campaigns. Before joining CCAN, Quentin was chief of staff for an Illinois State Representative and a legislative correspondent in the US House of Representatives, and has led numerous issue and candidate campaigns across the Midwest. In his roles he has stood with neighborhood advocacy groups to hold industrial polluters accountable in communities of color and looks forward to bringing that fight to the federal level. Quentin enjoys exploring new places and has been to 36 states. When he is not traveling you can find him engaging in some form of competition, whether that’s video games, board games, or on the basketball court.

 

For a full transcript of this interview check out our website!

All About the Biden Climate Plan w/ Leah Stokes, Ben Beachy, and Andres Jimenez

All About the Biden Climate Plan w/ Leah Stokes, Ben Beachy, and Andres Jimenez

April 15, 2021

In this episode, CCAN hosts our second federal webinar! This time about President Biden's climate plan. Included in the American Jobs Plan. We're joined by guest speakers, Dr. Leah Stokes of Evergreen Action, Andres Jimenez of Green 2.0, and Ben Beachy from the Sierra Club. 

 

Click here for the full transcript to this episode!

 

 

Meet CCAN’s Northern Virginia Organizer - Zander Pellegrino

Meet CCAN’s Northern Virginia Organizer - Zander Pellegrino

April 2, 2021

Just a few weeks ago CCAN had the pleasure of welcoming our new Northern Virginia Organizer, Zander Pellegrino to our team and we are very excited to introduce you to him!

From Harrisonburg, VA Zander has spent the past few years working in climate resiliency and planning. He comes to CCAN with a fresh perspective and a deep commitment to helping people where they are. 

We sat down with Zander to chat about his journey in climate activism and his road to CCAN, his role in the climate movement, and what he sees as his most exciting challenge moving forward!

 

For a full transcript of this interview check out our website!

The Path to 100% Clean Electricity by 2035 with Leah Stokes

The Path to 100% Clean Electricity by 2035 with Leah Stokes

February 26, 2021

In this episode of Upside Down, On February 24th, CCAN, CCAN Action Fund, and Evergreen Action hosted this all-star panel on the Policy, Politics, Economics, Climate Science, Jobs, and Justice Behind Biden's Plan for 100% Clean Electricity by 2035. We were joined by author and scientist Michael Mann, Economist Stephanie Kelton, Dr. Leah Stokes, and Johnathan Williams of the Sunrise Movement. 

 

Check out the full transcript for the episode here!

Check out The New Climate War

Check out The Deficit Myth

Check out Short Circuiting Policy

 

And Check out the plan for 100% by 2035 

And for more info check out our website at chesapeakeclimate.org

Voices of the Climate Movement from CCAN’s Polar Bear Plunge

Voices of the Climate Movement from CCAN’s Polar Bear Plunge

February 19, 2021

In this episode of Upside Down, for the past 16 years CCAN has hosted its biggest fundraiser of the year in the coolest way possible. The Polar Bear Plunge has been a staple event for CCAN supporters and this year - due to COVID - the show went virtual. This episode is the audio from our big name speakers that joined us for our favorite event of the year; Congressman Donald McEachin, Bill McKibben, and Reverend Lennox Yearwood. 

 

Check out the full transcript for the episode here!

And for more info check out our website at chesapeakeclimate.org

Interview with Author Dave Goodrich

Interview with Author Dave Goodrich

January 29, 2021

In this episode of Upside Down, our Executive Director, Mike Tidwell interviews Dave Goodrich; CCAN Board Member and acclaimed Author of A Voyage Across an Ancient Ocean: A Bicycle Journey Through the Northern Dominion of Oil. In his novel, the distinguished climate scientist turned author and activist, depicts his journey bicycling across a massive stretch of Western United States and Canada. 

 

Check out the full transcript for the episode here!

Check out Dave's book here!

And for more info check out our website at chesapeakeclimate.org

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