Creative Disturbance (Human Impacts Institute)
Kim Fraczek, Artist and Activist [ENG]

Kim Fraczek protests fracking, a controversial technique to recover gas and oil from shale rock, using… puppets. She's been involved in the anti-fracking movement for many years. But it all started when she was a kid, and, as she tells it, got into punk music…

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Category:Human Impacts Institute -- posted at: 12:34pm CDT

Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies [ENG]

Cynthia Rosenzweig is a Senior Research Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, one of the leading institutions for research about global climate change. There, she's the leader of the Climate Impacts Group—which means she studies the ways a changing climate has—and will—affect our lives...

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Category:Human Impacts Institute -- posted at: 4:46am CDT

Wendy Brawer, Founder and Director, Green Map System [ENG]

Wendy Brawer is the woman behind Green Map System, an online platform for building community maps and guides to green living, nature and cultural resources. Green Map is now a presence in close to 900 communities in 65 countries. As Wendy remembers, it all started back in 1991, when she and a group of inspirational people from around the world were in New York City, preparing for the Earth Summit...

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Category:Human Impacts Institute -- posted at: 1:31pm CDT

Gioya DeSouza-Fennelly, Instructor, Teachers College, w/Anasa Scott, Co-founder, Greenproofing [ENG]

Gioya Fennelly is an Instructor at Teacher's College and is passionate about developing sustainable education curriculum and helping teachers build STEM education in their classrooms. Anasa Scott is strategic planning consultant and co-founder of Greenproofing, where she develops projects for nonprofits and public schools. Over the years, Gioya and Anasa have partnered to get students to experience science...with their hands. As Gioya recalls, a memorable part of one of their projects involved the students getting out of the classroom and into the neighborhood..

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Category:Human Impacts Institute -- posted at: 12:30am CDT

Jeanne DuPont, Founder and Executive Director, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance [ENG]

Jeanne DuPont is the founder of the Rockaway Waterfront. Alliance. She works to raise awareness about the natural assets of the Rockaways, an oceanfront neighborhood on the outskirts of New York City. The alliance also advocates for the health and well being of the people who live in the Rockaway. Here, Jean remembers how everything changed after the community was struck by Hurricane Sandy.

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Category:Human Impacts Institute -- posted at: 2:54am CDT

Kazi Ateea, Student, High School for Medical Professions, and Youth Leader, Global Kids [ENG]

Kazi Ateea is a passionate activist for climate change—and she's young, only 16 at the time she recorded this interview. Since learning about climate change, and seeing the impacts on her family and community, Kasi has become a youth leader on the climate stage. Here, she talks about how her birthplace has influenced her activism.

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Category:Human Impacts Institute -- posted at: 1:14am CDT

Mary Miss, Artist and Founder, City as Living Laboratory w/ Courtney St. John, CRED, Columbia U. [ENG]

Mary Miss is an artist and Founder of the City as Living Laboratory who has, since the 1970's, been exploring how artists can play a more central role in addressing the complex issues of our times. Courtney St. John is Associate Director at the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions, or CRED, at the Earth Institute of Columbia University, where she works with decision-makers, researchers, scientists AND artists to understand how to effectively communicate climate change. Mary and Courtney came in to talk about how art can be a tool for communication and inspire action.

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Category:Human Impacts Institute -- posted at: 7:59am CDT

Annie Willis, Student, Long Island City High School, and Youth Leader, Global Kids [ENG]

Annie Willis is from the outskirts of New York City—the Rockaways, a neighborhood on the Atlantic Ocean. When this interview was recorded, she was a senior in high school, and for the last two years had been a part of Global Kids, a NYC and DC-based nonprofit helping underserved youth achieve leadership in their communities and beyond. She wanted to talk about where she was from, and what led her to become a climate activist.

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Category:Human Impacts Institute -- posted at: 1:29am CDT

Shino Tanikawa, NY Soil & Water Conservation District w/Majora Carter, Majora Carter Group [ENG]

Shino Tanikawa and Majora Carter have been friends for a long time. Majora is an urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation & successful implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems. Shino promotes green infrastructure and soil and water quality education, research and policy, while heading up the New York Soil and Water Conservation District. They're both committed to environmental wellbeing and community development, but when they recorded this conversation, they wanted to talk about the connections between climate, race and privilege. Shino begins the conversation...

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Category:Human Impacts Institute -- posted at: 12:30am CDT

Aria Doe, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Action Center for Education and Community Development [ENG]

Aria Doe and her husband started the Action Center for Education and Community Development to serve the community in Far Rockaway, Queens, a community of New York Citiy, where many of the residents live at 200% below the poverty line. Aria remembers the desperation and light that came from her community when hurricane Sandy struck.

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Category:Human Impacts Institute -- posted at: 12:30am CDT