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Earth Day Spring Special
The following are the radio shows that aired in different states:
- Virginia officials embrace Biden’s Climate-Change Initiatives Listen to the story HERE.
- WI lawmaker: Biden Climate Plans will help Agriculture, Clean-Job Training Listen to the story HERE.
- Climate Summit holds promise of jobs Listen to the story HERE.
- WI officials see opportunities under Biden Climate Plans Listen to the report HERE.
- Biden Climate Summit could bring jobs, infrastructure to Utah, U.S. Listen to the story HERE.
For this Earth Day Spring Special, we are highlighting the work elected officials are doing across the country fighting the climate crisis, along with President Biden’s efforts. Too often news outlets don’t focus on local elected officials, many of whom are at the forefront of protecting their communities from climate change. Listen to more below:
More special Earth Day radio shows:
- Ahead of Earth Day Climate Summit, Mainers call federal action long overdue Listen to the report HERE.
- With NC native heading EPA, local officials build on renewed climate focus Listen to the story HERE.
- PA’s policies play major role as U.S. convenes Global Climate Summit Listen to the report HERE.
- Colorado Officials welcome US government back as climate partners Listen to the story HERE.
- Michigan welcomes federal unity on Climate Change Listen to the story HERE.
- Rural areas in Alaska and other states that need stable jobs could benefit from the Biden climate plan Listen to the podcast HERE.
Explore our videos, podcasts, and documentaries with elected officials
From California to Maine elected officials share their stories with us about how they are working to combat the climate crises in their communities, state and nation.
Alissa Schafer, Supervisor on Florida’s Broward County Soil and Water Conservation District speaks about the importance of agricultural practices
Alissa speaks on a panel with other elected officials about the importance of sustainable agricultural practices for the health and well being of all. On her election win Alissa said, ”I hope to help it be understood by all that our soil and water are vitally important – Florida has a front row seat for what we stand to loose unless appropriate action is taken.” To watch the video please click here.
Erica speaks candidly about her community and how regenerative agriculture will help the lives and livelihoods of so many. Smith received a bachelor’s degree from the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and a master’s from the Howard University School of Divinity. Her experience included working in aerospace engineering at Boeing, serving on Northampton County’s Board of Education. Smith is a clergywoman and a science and math teacher. She was also co-chair of the Women’s Caucus and a vice chair of the Legislative Black Caucus in the state legislature. To watch the video please click here.