Kathleen Rogers, President, Earth Day Network

“It’s really about voting…Commit to the greenest candidate you can. Period. For any office. Board of supervisors. School boards. Mayors. City Councils. Tweet at candidates. It’s all about politics. We’ve got the technology. We’ve got the capacity We have brilliant people, but…It’s about voting.”

Kathleen Rogers on Green Connections Radio

Wow! It’s been almost 50 years since the first Earth Day! Listen to Earth Day Network president, Kathleen Rogers talk with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson about the top issues and novel ways they are engaging people today on environmental issues – and what more needs to be done (might surprise you).

You’ll hear:

  • Why people now care more about the environment (and it’s not just climate change).
  • How artists are engaging people, encouraging each of us to protect the environment.
  • What you can do today, tomorrow and next year. You have power.
  • What being a “network” means as a business model and influencer.
  • Why “the energy revolution will dwarf the technology revolution,” Rogers says and how the U.S. can benefit economically from it.
  • The really cool Earth Science 2020 initiative with a bunch of other organizations and how you can be a “citizen scientist” from your couch (no money required).

“The messenger is critical…You need to let the messenger be local, because they tell their stories their own way.” Kathleen Rogers on Green Connections Radio

You’ll want to check out these interviews too:

  • Lee-Anne Walters, Community Organizer in Flint, Michigan who won the Goldman Environmental Prize for galvanizing her community to get their lead-contaminated water addressed.
  • Lynne Cherry, Author of Chidren’s books on the environment and filmmaker with environmental kids.
  • Ellen Sabin, Author of “The Greening Book” that teaches kids to be friends with the Earth, and many other similar books for kids.
  • Flo Stone, Founder of the DC Environmental Film Festival.
  • Soledad O’Brien, Host of “Matter of Fact” on Hearst TV and former anchor at CNN and MSNBC, on environmental journalism.

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