EcoJustice RadioEcoJustice Radio presents environmental and climate stories from a social justice frame, featuring voices not necessarily heard on mainstream media.

Our purpose is to amplify community voices, broaden the reach of grassroots-based movements, and inspire action. We investigate solutions for social, environmental, and climate issues with an eye to advance human health, steward wild landscapes, and solve the climate crisis across the USA and the world.

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Co-hosts Jessica Aldridge and Carry Kim present a broad range of perspectives: land defenders and water protectors; front/fenceline communities; youth organizers; ecosystem and land stewards; spiritual and faith leaders; documentary filmmakers; climate scientists; and political decision makers. EcoJustice Radio is produced by SoCal350.org since 2017.

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Tune in live to KPFK Radio Wednesdays from 3 to 4 PM (PST) at 90.7 FM Los Angeles, 98.7 FM Santa Barbara, 93.7 FM North San Diego, 99.5 FM Ridgecrest-China Lake, or KPFK.org.
We also are featured on KPFT Houston Mondays from 9 to 10 AM (CST) at 90.1 FM or www.kpft.org.

Executive Producer: Jack Eidt
Co-Host/Producer: Jessica Aldridge
Co-Host: Carry Kim
Engineer and Original Music: Blake Quake Beats
Created by: Mark and JP Morris

Life Over Lithium: Protecting the Sacred Site Peehee Mu’huh (Thacker Pass) – Ep. 146

Gary McKinney, Spokesman for The People of Red Mountain and Lead Scout for the American Indian Movement-Northeast Nevada, reveals the true cost of lithium and what we might do to protect the Northern Paiute & Western Shoshone sacred site of Pee’hee Mu’huh to ensure Indigenous peoples and their legacies are not irreparably harmed by the world’s growing hunger for lithium. Listen to the Extended Discussion on PatreonCLICK HERE

 

Exposing PFAS: Global Contamination & One Lawyer’s Battle For Justice – Ep. 145

Our guest Rob Bilott, Attorney and Author of Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-Year Battle Against DuPont, stood up to the chemical industry as the lead attorney to bring light to the dangers of PFAS “forever chemicals,” found in a wide array of consumer products in daily use and in the blood of the majority of humans around the world. He fought and won a 20+ year battle against Dupont for the poisoning of over 70,000 people in West Virginia and Ohio. His work was even captured in the 2019 feature film, ‘Dark Waters’ where he was portrayed by Mark Ruffalo. Listen to the Extended Discussion on PatreonCLICK HERE

 

The Wild Yards Project: Transforming Lawns into Biodiverse Habitats – Ep. 144

Our guest this week, David Newsom, Founder of The Wild Yards Project [https://www.wildyardsproject.com], asserts that all lawns can be reclaimed, regenerated and repurposed into habitat where the tens of thousands of displaced, native and threatened species could once again thrive. Combining award winning filmmakers, esteemed botanists, biologists and native plant landscapers, the Wild Yards Project is here to remind us that: One yard can save a species, but many yards can transform the world. Listen to the Extended VersionCLICK HERE

 

 

A Vessel for Empowerment: Overcoming Superstorm and Petrochemical Invasions with Roishetta Ozane – Ep. 143

The Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas face a petrochemical and fracked gas export boom. Super-heat-charged hurricanes strike almost every year. As a result, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and Low-Income Communities, face an interrelated number of issues including environmental justice; voting suppression; and access to housing, healthcare, clean water, energy, and safe fresh produce, just to name a few. Our guest, Community Organizer Roishetta Ozane, started the Vessel Project of Louisiana to assist the most vulnerable communities by meeting their emergency needs in times of crisis. Listen to the Extended VersionCLICK HERE

 

Healing the World’s Ecosystems with the Soil Food Web – Ep. 142

World-renowned soil biologist Dr. Elaine Ingham and her Soil Food Web Approach has successfully been implemented to restore ecological functions of soils on more than five million acres of farmland around the world. She joined us to share deep insights about how to ensure the continuance of life on this planet by turning to Nature and using biological vs. toxic, chemical approaches to heal and balance soil. By working with beneficial microorganisms that inhabit the soil, we can support Nature in transforming inert, degraded dirt into life-giving soil. Listen to the Extended VersionCLICK HERE

 

Soulful to Soilful: Cultivating Community Through Urban Composting – Ep. 141

The act of composting ensures that food scraps and green waste are never wasted, but returned to enrich the soil. It sequesters carbon, and helps to minimize greenhouse gas emissions from landfills. Furthermore, it also enriches the community, creating cooperative human networks, inclusive spaces, and green jobs. Our guest Michael Martinez, Founder and Executive Director of LA Compost, illustrates how composting should and can be available to everyone.
Listen to the Extended Version – CLICK HERE

 

Ethnobotany, Cultural Fire, and Indigenous Stewardship with Payoomkawish Elder Richard Bugbee – Ep. 40

Hear Payoomkawish (Juaneño/Luiseño) Elder Richard Bugbee [https://www.indigenousregeneration.org/] share insights from his decades of studying the way of plants. He emphasizes the importance of reclaiming our ways of seeing, being and understanding the world by reclaiming Native languages and observing the world more closely. Enjoy provocative insights from an elder who has devoted his lifetime to the study of plants and their uses, the reclamation of language, and the practice of material culture.

Richard Bugbee is Payoomkawish (Payómkawichum) from northern San Diego County. Richard has ties with multiple Indigenous nations including the Kumeyaay. He is an Instructor of Kumeyaay Ethnobotany and Ethnoecology at Cuyamaca College through Kumeyaay Community College [http://kumeyaaycommunitycollege.com/]. He is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival (AICLS) [https://aicls.org/]. Richard is on the boards of Indigenous Regeneration (Mata’Yuum), Climate Science Alliance, and Inter-Tribal Fire Stewardship.
LISTEN to the Extended Version: CLICK HERE

 

The Truth About Compostable Packaging – Ep 139

We look into the truth about compostable foodservice and packaging with Erin Levine, Resource Recovery Manager at World Centric. We delve into environmental concerns, what is actually biodegradable, how fossil fuel dependence fits into the game, and whether we should focus instead on reusable cups, bags, flatware, etc.
LISTEN to the Extended Version: CLICK HERE

 

Native Habitat: Preserving the Wetlands of the World – Ep. 138

Wetlands are vital to our existence and benefit the ecosystem at large by providing essential habitat for countless species of birds, fish and mammals, slowing water flows, reducing soil erosion, storing water, recharging groundwater, aiding nutrient cycling, and mitigating floods. Host Carry Kim interviews John Villa, Executive Director of the Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy, on the Orange County Coast of California. He is working with local, state and federal agencies and property owners to acquire, restore and manage the coastal wetlands in the coastal zone.
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LISTEN TO THE EXTENDED VERSION – click here!

 

Solidarity Actions on Climate Justice – Stopping Pipelines and Dirty Banks – Ep. 137

EcoJustice Radio Executive Producer Jack Eidt shares speeches and discussions from multiple street actions on national and international climate, environmental, and social justice issues. The main action we feature is in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples fighting the Coastal GasLink Pipeline now under construction on the West Coast of Canada. READ MORE…
Listen to the Extended Version – CLICK HERE

 

No More Joshua Trees? Climate Change in the Desert with Ecologist James Cornett – Ep. 111

The Joshua tree is an icon and ecological keystone of the California deserts. However, climate disruption with hotter, drier summers and more frequent brush fires, threatens that some day soon Joshua Tree National Park will no longer have any of their namesake trees. We discuss with James Cornett, Desert Ecologist and Author, how climate change will affect desert ecological systems and investigate what solutions are needed. READ MORE…

 

30 Days of Wearing My Trash with Rob Greenfield – Ep. 136

Each US resident creates an average of 4.5 to 4.9 pounds of trash per day. For many, once it’s in the garbage can, it’s out of sight, out of mind. However, what if we lived our daily lives walking around with the waste we created? Not throwing it into a trash or recycling can, but having to carry our waste with us wherever we go. Would this change our perception?

For 30 days, Environmental Activist Rob Greenfield has been doing just that, wearing a suit that holds the waste he creates on a daily basis. He has set out to walk the streets in his suit to bring awareness to the amount of trash people create and inspire others to reduce, reuse, repair, refill, recycle, and of course, let the food scraps rot. READ MORE…
Listen to the Extended Version – CLICK HERE

 

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