Breaking Green Ceilings

Season 1

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. 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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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 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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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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March 31, 2020

EP 9: The Power of Indigenous Youth Environmental Movements

Michael has developed a love for the world through many years of exploring Mother Earth’s beauty, respecting her gifts, and interacting with cultures across the globe. Hailing from the Southwest, Michael’s family is from both the Navajo reservation in ...

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March 24, 2020

EP 8: 29 years of Insights at California State Parks

Jack Shu worked for California State Parks for 29 years, mostly as a Park Superintendent. With a great deal of time spent in the Office of Community Involvement, a unique section called Urban Services gave him insight into the value …

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March 17, 2020

EP 7: Making Space for Clean Energy and Climate Justice

Raya Salter is an attorney, educator and clean energy law/policy expert, focusing on climate justice. She is a member of the New York State Climate Action Council, which is developing NY’s plan to reach the nation’s leading climate action goals,

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March 3, 2020

EP 5: Promoting Diverse Environmental Nonprofit Boards

Why does once Marine Biologist, Dr. Francisco "Paco" Ollervides, transition from researching the impacts of boat noise on gray whale behavior, to become an Executive Director of Green Leadership Trust? - The relationship I had...

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Feb. 25, 2020

EP 4: Grassroots Action in River Protection

Fred Tutman wanted to make a difference in the world and working in media for over three decades didn’t often feel like he was. He finally found his calling as the Patuxent Riverkeeper - a grassroots movement dedicated to empowering …

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Feb. 18, 2020

EP 3: Water Affordability and Equity in America

When asked what advice she has on being a woman of color in a predominantly white business environment, environmental consultant and CEO of her own water consultation firm, Stacey Isaac Berahzer answered: -

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Feb. 18, 2020

EP 2: Building Smart Environmental Research Collaborations

What is Human Ecology? What are Sacred Forests? How can we lessen our carbon footprint without becoming overwhelmed? All of this, and much more, is discussed with University of North Carolina, Asheville Professor, Researcher, and Human Ecologist,

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Feb. 18, 2020

EP 1: A Journey Through Academia as a Woman of Color

With an emphasis on race inclusivity and environmental education in this episode, Dr. Olivia Aguilar is interviewed about her research and personal experiences in the field of environmental academia as a woman of color. Powerful insight is shared be...

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Feb. 3, 2020

Breaking Green Ceilings Podcast - Intro Episode

In this introduction I share a little bit about myself and why I started the podcast. I’m excited about this new journey that I’m about to embark on because I really think it will help make the environmental movement more …

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