Breaking Green Ceilings


Feb. 16, 2021

EP 42: Grassroots Action in River Protection (RERUN)

This is a re-release of an episode from Feb 2020 season 1 of the podcast. This episode is with the only African American River Keeper in the world, Fred Tutman. Fred is the river for the Patuxent River in Maryland, …

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Feb. 9, 2021

EP 41: Finding Black Joy: Black Women in Nature

Nicole Jackson, Ivory Levert and Angela Mitchell are co-creators of Black Women in Nature (BWN), an initiative to connect Black women with nature through meditation, nature, hiking, and reflection in Columbus, Ohio.

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Feb. 9, 2021

S2 TRAILER: We're Back!

Hey All! Season 2 is here! I can’t believe that we made it this far. Season 1 was exhilarating and hectic at the same time. We had 40 episodes in 9 months. At that time I didn't think to take …

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Nov. 24, 2020

EP 40: Bringing Back Buffalo to Native Lands and Peoples

Jason Baldes is a member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe from the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Land Resource Sciences from Montana State University.

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Nov. 17, 2020

EP 39: Lending a Voice to Disability Justice and an Outdoors For All

Ambika Rajyagor is a 24 year old Indian-American Outdoor/Adventure Blogger, Special Needs Advocate, and Activist. She is also the cofounder of DisablednOutdoors an online BIPOC-run community focused on representation and accessibility in the outdoors,

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Nov. 10, 2020

EP 38: Recreating in Color: Promoting Ethnic Diversity in Public Lands

Francisco, recently retired from his position as the director of recreation tourism, heritage and wilderness resources for more than 22 million acres of national forests and grasslands and national monuments in the Forest Service’s Southwestern Region.

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Nov. 3, 2020

EP 37: Investigating Gender Dimensions of Wildmeat Trafficking

Aalayna Green (she/her) is an undergraduate student at Michigan State University majoring in Zoology. Her research focuses on the nexus between conservation criminology and women's studies. She's specifically studying the gendered implications of urb...

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Oct. 27, 2020

EP 36: Understanding and Connecting to Nature Through Art

Dr. Lee Ann Woolery, is an educator, researcher, scholar, and practicing artist of over 30 years. She pioneered Art-Based Perceptual Ecology, an art-based field research method to study ecological change. Dr.

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Oct. 20, 2020

EP 35: Ninjasticking Through the Woods to Bring Intersectionality to …

Vasu Sojitra is a professional adaptive athlete. His main passion is for skiing as well as for mountain sports ranging from trail running, rock climbing to packrafting and everything in between. Vasu has climbed peaks like the Grand Teton and …

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Oct. 14, 2020

EP 34: Building a Successful Career in the Marine Sciences

Dr. Dominique Lazarre has been an Associate Research Scientist at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in Saint Petersburg, Florida, since 2017. At FWRI, she leads a data management team that provides fisheries data to state and regional partners f...

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Oct. 6, 2020

EP 33: Creating Inclusive Spaces in the Water Industry – One Queer Pr…

Ari Copeland works at Black & Veatch Corporation as an Operations Specialist. Ari has a BS in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Masters in Environmental Engineering from University of Cincinnati.

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Sept. 29, 2020

EP 32: Finding Your Spiritual Connection to Mother Nature

Rabiah Nur is an Indigenous healer, activist, storyteller, speaker, ceremonialist and daughter of the Great Mother. Her work in the world is to heal and empower women through connection to nature, to spirit, and to their innate wisdom.

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Sept. 22, 2020

EP 31: On the Miseducation of Our Youth

Dr. Diego Román is an Assistant Professor in Bilingual/Bicultural Education at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Fall 2019). Prior to this appointment, he was an Assistant Professor in Teaching and Lea...

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Sept. 15, 2020

EP 30: Advocating for Racial Equity in the Environmental Movement

Sarika is a first generation Indian-American, who grew up in the suburbs of Rochester NY. Her family comes from the foothills of Himachal Pradesh. Sarika was deeply influenced and inspired by the East Bay Area’s rich activist traditions while studying …

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Sept. 8, 2020

EP 29: Being an Ally for Environmental Justice

Andrew Kricun is a Senior Director with Moonshot Missions, a non-profit focused on providing technical assistance to water utilities in underserved communities. He is also a Senior Fellow with the US Water Alliance working on their national water equi...

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Sept. 1, 2020

EP 28: How to Diversify Environmental Organizations

Whitney Tome is the former Executive Director of Green 2.0. Prior to joining The Raben Group as a principal, Whitney served as the director of diversity and inclusion at the National Parks Conservation Association where she led, defined,

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Aug. 25, 2020

EP 27: Activating Communities to Cleanup New York City

Alyssa Perez is many things but among the most important are a mother, an environmentalist, and the founder of Stay Blooming. She's a Puerto Rican and has lived in the Bronx, New York her entire life. She has had a …

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Aug. 18, 2020

EP 26: A Day in the Life of an Interpretive Naturalist

Jeremy Lin is an interpretive naturalist for California State Parks. Based at Donner Memorial SP, Jeremy is the lead interpreter for several parks in Sierra District. As lead interpreter Jeremy manages several park programs including nature education,

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Aug. 4, 2020

EP 25: Reclaiming Indigenous Rights to Food Sovereignty

Dr. Mariaelena Huambachano, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Society and Community Studies and Director of Biodiversity Protection and Indigeneity at UW, Madison. Dr. Huambachano’s work explores public policies for food sovereignty,

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July 28, 2020

EP 24: Bringing Fire Back to the Karuk Tribe

Bill Tripp is a Karuk Tribal Member and Interim Director of the Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources. He began learning how to work with fire from the age of four from his Grandmother. His work to restore fire into …

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July 21, 2020

EP 23: Making the Outdoors Accessible to Disabled Hikers

Syren Nagakyrie (they/she) is a long-time disabled activist and community builder who is passionate about liberation through connection. Syren grew up with multiple invisible disabilities; they found connection with nature to be a source of comfort in ...

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July 14, 2020

EP 22: Stories From a Black Ecologist and Aspiring Hunter

Dr. Jonathan Hall is a wildlife ecologist by training with a broad interest in wildlife conservation, human/wildlife interaction, environmental justice, and species movement ecology. Much of his research experience is in the semi-arid environment of We...

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July 7, 2020

EP 21: Finding a Place to Belong

Belinda’s environmental journey began when she was growing up in New York. As the first-born child of immigrant parents from south east China, Belinda found herself caught between two worlds. As a young child, she faced discrimination fr...

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June 30, 2020

EP 20: On Being a Black Feminist Environmental Ethnographer

Traveling from New Jersey to North Carolina, Frances was able to experience urban city living as well as life in a rural area surrounded by hog farms. Through that, she and her family remained tight knit as her mother inspired …

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