This is Upside Down: The Podcast from the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Where we bring new insights into the upside of the clean energy revolution, and the dark realities of dirty energy.
Why are we making a podcast?
At CCAN we believe that communication is essential for achieving meaningful climate policy. We have integrated it into the core of our fight for bold climate solutions. This podcast is another extension of how we hope to reach a wider audience and bring more folks into the fight.
What can you expect from this feed?
From this podcast you’ll hear from CCAN staff who work to achieve the climate action this moment demands, get recaps of CCAN events, hear from our executive director, Mike Tidwell, about CCAN’s vision to achieve a clean energy future for all, and we will feature the diverse voices of industry leaders in environment and politics joining us.
Why should you listen?
Each episode will provide you with information and knowledge about the urgent climate fights CCAN is tackling, how to get involved, and what our plan is to win these fights.
Listening to our show will keep you engaged and informed about what you can do to help us win the fight for a clean energy future.
How to get involved?
You’ve already taken the first step by listening to this show! Step two is subscribing to this show on the listening platform of your choosing! After that go follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @CCAN to stay in touch with us! If you want to learn even more about how to get involved, check out our website chesapeakeclimate.org for more details and out events!
- Labor Leader Rally for Clean Energy
Last week labor leaders joined climate advocates in what would normally be considered an unlikely cross-over episode. They rallied on the National Mall, in Washington, D.C. to show congress their support for an immediate passage of President Biden’s “American Jobs Plan” with a 100% Clean Energy Standard. Read the full transcript below. Charles Olsen 0:01 […]
- All the Trucks in Texas on a One Way Road – Dave Goodrich’s Bike Ride Across the Permian Basin
Author, climate scientist, and CCAN board member Dave Goodrich is an avid cyclist. So much so that he has embarked on a 700 miles journey across the Permian Basin. On his way he has been taking in the sites of the most active oil (and wind) producing areas in the country, and documenting what he sees along the way.
We are so excited to be have been able to chat with him last week after finishing his perilous journey.
- Virginia Clean Cars Public Q&A
Virginia last year saw the passage of the most ambitious climate legislation in the American South, the Virginia clean Economy Act. Now in 2021, advocates across Virginia are turning their attention to one of the biggest sources of climate pollutants, the transportation sector, following closely on the heels of ambitious transportation plans in California and […]
- Climate Poll Shows Maryland Residents Ready for Action
In this episode, Montgomery county, Maryland declared a climate emergency back in 2017. Yet in the past three years, no meaningful actions have been taken to address the urgent threat. A recent poll commissioned by seeking and Gonzalez polling indicated a striking amount of Montgomery county residents support immediate actions to solve global warming. The […]
- Maryland Legislative Preview
In this episode, CCAN helped pass the most ambitious climate legislation in the American South, the Virginia clean Economy Act. Sadly, we did not fare as well across the Potomac in Maryland. However, advocates in 2021 are optimistic that this is the year that Maryland will pass sweeping climate legislation. This episode is the recording […]
- Voices of the Climate Movement from CCAN’s Polar Bear Plunge
In this episode of of Upside Down, we discuss CCAN’s biggest fundraiser for the past 16. The Polar Bear Plunge has been a staple event for CCAN supporters and this year – due to COVID – the show went virtual. This episode is the audio from our big name speakers that joined us for our […]
- A Bike Ride Across the Permian Basin
Author, climate scientist, and CCAN board member Dave Goodrich is an avid cyclist. So much so that he has embarked on a 700 miles journey across the Permian Basin. On his way he has been taking in the sites of the most active oil producing area in the country, and documenting what he sees. We […]
- 102 Faith Leaders in Support of 100% Clean Energy
On June 9th, 102 faith leaders nationwide on capitol hill to support 100% Clean energy and the American Jobs Plan. Follow along with our transcript of the event: Charles Olsen 0:08 My name is Charlie Olsen and this is The Upside Down the podcast from the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. On June 9 […]
- All About the Biden Climate Plan w/ Leah Stokes, Ben Beachy, and Andres Jimenez
In this episode, CCAN hosts our second federal webinar! This time about President Biden’s climate plan. Included in the American Jobs Plan. We’re joined by guest speakers, Dr. Leah Stokes of Evergreen Action, Andres Jimenez of Green 2.0, and Ben Beachy from the Sierra Club. Read along with the full transcript here: Charles Olsen 0:04 […]
- Quentin Scott – CCAN’s Federal Campaign Associate
For the past few months CCAN has been boldly going where we have never gone before (excuse the star trek references) into a massive federal campaign! For about the same time we have started the Upside Down podcast and have been introducing you to our staff (albeit slowly) and today I am beyond excited to […]
- Meet CCAN’s Northern Virginia Organizer – Zander Pellegrino
Just a few weeks ago CCAN had the pleasure of welcoming our new Northern Virginia Organizer, Zander Pellegrino to our team and we are very excited to introduce you to him! From Harrisonburg, VA Zander has spent the past few years working in climate resiliency and planning. He comes to CCAN with a fresh perspective […]
- The Path to 100% Clean Electricity by 2035 with Leah Stokes
In this episode of Upside Down, On February 24th, CCAN, CCAN Action Fund, and Evergreen Action hosted this all-star panel on the Policy, Politics, Economics, Climate Science, Jobs, and Justice Behind Biden’s Plan for 100% Clean Electricity by 2035. We were joined by author and scientist Michael Mann, Economist Stephanie Kelton, Dr. Leah Stokes, and […]
Connect with Us!
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