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.
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.
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
Banking on Climate Chaos – the Fossil Fuel Finance Report – Ep. 135
The 2022 annual report, Banking on Climate Chaos, revealed that fossil fuel financing from the world’s 60 largest banks has reached nearly $4.6 trillion in the six years since the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement, with $742 billion in 2021 alone.
On this show, we delve into the Banking on Climate Chaos report with Ruth Breech from Rainforest Action Network, one of the organizations that authored the report. She discusses how these findings underscore the need for banks to immediately implement policies that end their financing for fossil fuel expansion. Moreover we highlight some of these projects causing climate chaos and the worldwide movement of communities coming together to demand that the financial sector get out of the oil and gas business altogether.
Detroit Hives: Honey Bee Farms as Urban Revitalization- Ep. 102
Urban beekeeping is forging new paths in Detroit. Nicole Lindsey and Timothy Paule Jackson of Detroit Hives are generating a lot of buzz working to create sustainable communities for people and pollinators by transforming vacant lots in the inner city into urban bee farms, educational apiaries, greenspaces. Doing so in a way that uplifts long-term residents and doesn’t lend to furthering gentrification. READ MORE…
Indigenous Regeneration: Remembering the Past to Inspire the Future – Ep. 134
On this show we talk with Lacey Cannon, Founder and Executive Director of Indigenous Re-Generation, based out of San Diego County, California. Her organization works with Native communities to achieve re-indigenization and true Tribal sovereignty through a re-generative approach to food cultivation, medicinal farming, lifestyle and culture, and eco-village education programs. READ MORE…
Indigenous Peoples of Mexico Unite Against Corporate Mega-Projects – Ep. 133
Indigenous, social justice, and environmental groups have come together in a caravan to speak out against destructive mega-projects and mining across eight states in Central and Southern Mexico. Our guests are Victorino Torres Nava, Professor of the Náhuatl language at the Anahuacalmecac Academy and Marcos Aguilar, Head of School of Anahuacalmecac Academy and Executive Director of Semillas del Pueblo. The Caravan has been traveling from town to town, making visible the local and regional struggles for clean water and the defense of territories. It began on International Water Day March 22nd in the state of Puebla and will arrive in the state of Morelos, south of Mexico City, at the end of April. For the full English and Spanish version, LISTEN HERE: https://www.patreon.com/posts/65869256
Caught in the Crossfire: Rehabilitating & Releasing Native Wildlife – Ep. 132
On this show, host Carry Kim interviews Debbie McGuire, Executive Director and Dr. Elizabeth Wood, Medical Director and Veterinarian for the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center in Southern California. They discuss their shared commitment to protecting native wildlife and how we might respond to the urgent call of our animal relatives. READ MORE…
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Feedback Loops: Climate Change’s Most Critical Dynamic – Ep. 131
In this show, we sit down with Susan Gray, Director, and Bonnie Waltch, Senior Producer and writer of the five-part documentary series, “Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops.” [FeedBackLoopsClimate.com] Narrated by Richard Gere, this series of five short films features twelve leading climate scientists, who explore how human-caused emissions are triggering nature’s own warming loops. We also learn why natural warming loops have scientists alarmed—and why they feel we have less time to correct climate disruption than previously thought. READ MORE…
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Earthlodge and Black Southern Indigenous Nature-Based Healing – Ep. 130
Earth Medicine, healing trauma and anger by literally going into the Earth, is called by our guest this week, Queen Hollins, as Earthlodging. Black Southern Indigenous communities have integrated this Earth Medicine for generations, with a mix of ritual, ceremony, and herbal healing traditions.
These traditional nature-based spiritual practices have been the foundation of the Earthlodge Center for Transformation [https://www.earthlodgecenter.org/] in Long Beach, California. READ MORE…
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Poetry and Politics: City on the Second Floor with Matt Sedillo – Ep 129
Matt Sedillo has been described in ROAR Magazine as “one of the most important working-class intellectuals of our time.” On this show, Matt will discuss his latest book, City on the Second Floor, published by Flowersong Press. He is a Poet and Writer in Residence at Re Arte and also author of ‘Mowing Leaves of Grass,’ both available from Flowersong Press. LISTEN on podcast or the extended version on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/63559341
Healthy Soil: The Key to Healthy Foods, Global Resiliency, and Farmer Legacy – Ep. 128
In this week’s show, Allen Williams of Understanding Ag and the Soil Health Academy discusses the importance of abiding by healthy, regenerative soil principles in agriculture. He has worked for years to deepen our current ecological understanding and advance soil care practices in line with biological processes to ensure a plentiful food supply and healthy ecosystems amid a changing climate. These efforts support the transition of conventional, industrial farms to regenerative agriculture and ensure a sustainable legacy of farming for future generations. For an extended version of this interview and other benefits, become an EcoJustice Radio patron at https://www.patreon.com/ecojusticeradio
Indigenous Protocols: Approaching the Lands with Cultural Monitoring – Ep. 127
On this week’s show, Joe Calderon shares his insights on Indigenous protocols, archeological analysis, and properly approaching the land. He is a Cultural Monitor representing the Chumash, Tongva, and Chicano Peoples. He works to protect his Ancestors, Sacred Sites, Artifacts and Cultural Resources, as well as doing his best to care for the environment, water, and lands. He is also a singer, instrument maker, and composer of songs and enjoys sharing traditional teachings with others.
Room to Roam: The Importance of Wildlife Connectivity and Crossings – Ep. 126
Beth Pratt, California Regional Executive Director of National Wildlife Federation, has been championing for years what will become world’s largest urban wildlife crossing, planned for suburban Los Angeles. She joined us to discuss the importance of connectivity and wildlife crossings. She explains why they are an integral strategy in land and habitat conservation and why preserving biodiversity not only protects wildlife, but also all of us humans!
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