Generation Green New Deal

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Douglas of Sweden
 Jan 26, 2021
Very well made, inspiring and even thrilling at times. Follow the US branch of the young climate change movement. Our last great hope!


 Oct 15, 2020


 Sep 23, 2020

Description

A new generation has pushed the climate crisis to the center of American politics. Generation Green New Deal tells the story of this youth movement: who they are, what they’ve accomplished so far, and where they go from here. Hosted by filmmaker Sam Eilertsen.

Episode Date
"What Sunrise Movement Can Do Better"
00:24:20

Read Jacobin's "What Sunrise Movement Can Do Better" article: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/08/sunrise-movement-green-new-deal-left-politics-local-organizing

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Oct 13, 2021
Maine's Green New Deal Champion
00:25:47

On this VERY special crossover episode of Generation Green New Deal & INHERITED, we're taking you on a trip up to Maine to meet an inspiring young leader, striving for change, who is leading the fight for a Green New Deal, and equitable climate solutions in her neck of the woods. Maine State Senator, Chloe Maxmin.

 

GenGND & INHERITED spent Election Day 2020 with Chloe and her Campaign Manager, Canyon Woodward, on their final push to elect Chloe to the State Senate, after getting elected as a State Representative in 2018. This is the story of how they got there, from growing up in MidCoast Maine, to sparking the Divestment movement at Harvard, and then figuring out their place in the climate movement upon graduation. Listen to Chloe and Canyon's inspiring story! 

 

Listen to the full first season of INHERITED, wherever you get your podcasts: https://podlink.to/inherited

 

For more from Chloe & Canyon, check out the short film RURAL RUNNER, Produced by Canyon's brother, Forest Woodward, about Chloe's 2018 campaign. And pre-order Chloe and Canyon's book, "DIRT ROAD REVIVAL..." coming out in Spring of 2022!

 

WATCH RURAL RUNNER: https://vimeo.com/473942482

 

PRE-ORDER “DIRT ROAD REVIVAL…” https://www.amazon.com/Dirt-Road-Revival-Rebuild-Politics-ebook/dp/B0989FD5S4

Sep 28, 2021
Stop Line 3! with Winona LaDuke
00:16:37

Generation GND speaks with Winona LaDuke, founder of Honor the Earth & Indigenous Water Protector & an important leader of the #StopLine3 movement, about the criminality of the Canadian multinational, Enbridge, that owns the pipeline, the story of the Anishinaabe people who call Northern Minnesota home, and the need to end the fossil fuel economy. 


Support Indigenous activists fighting on the ground against Line 3:
https://www.stopline3.org/

https://www.honorearth.org/
 

Follow: 

https://twitter.com/GiniwCollective
https://twitter.com/WinonaLaduke
https://twitter.com/HonorTheEarth
https://www.instagram.com/honortheearth/
https://www.instagram.com/winonaladuke/
https://www.instagram.com/giniwcollective/

 

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Aug 19, 2021
Stop Line 3! With Jackie Fielder and Alec Connon
00:21:58

Jackie Fielder and Alec Connon of Stop the Money Pipeline join producer Nate Birnbaum to discuss the fight against construction of the Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota, and how pressure on banks and financial institutions from movements can be used to keep fossil fuels in the ground. 

Join Stop the Money Pipeline's Line 3 Campaign: https://stopthemoneypipeline.com/line3/

Support Indigenous activists  fighting on the ground against Line 3: https://www.honorearth.org/

https://www.stopline3.org/

Follow: https://twitter.com/GiniwCollective

https://twitter.com/zhaabowekwe

https://twitter.com/WinonaLaduke

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Jul 19, 2021
GenGND Conversation with Kaniela Ing
00:25:58

In this conversation our host, Sam Eilertsen, speaks with climate-organizer Kaniela Ing. Kaniela is a Native Hawaiian, a former State Legislator in Hawaii, and the current Climate Justice Campaigns Director at People's Action. Kaniela and Sam discuss Kaniela's conservative upbringing in rural Hawaii, Kaniela's vision of what a Green New Deal for Hawaii could look like, the gridlock around President Biden's American Jobs Plan--and why Progressives need to keep fighting to make sure climate stays in the legislation, plus much more! 

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Jun 24, 2021
Green New NEWS
00:18:14

There's been A LOT of Green New Deal news over the last month. From the reintroduction of the Green New Deal Resolution itself, to the introduction of the THRIVE Act, the debates swirling around President Biden's Infrastructure plan, the Green New Deal for Cities, the Green New Deal for  Schools, the Green New Deal for Public Housing, and the Civilian Climate Corps Act, it's been hard keeping track of everything!

That's why, on this special bonus episode, we asked Sunrise Movement's Press Secretary Ellen Sciales & Data For Progress Vice President Julian Brave-Noisecat to help break it all down for us. 

 

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AOC & Ed Markey's Civilian Climate Corps plan: https://grist.org/politics/aocs-plan-for-a-1-5-million-strong-civilian-climate-corps-explained/

The GND for Cities: https://grist.org/politics/green-new-deal-aoc-cori-bush-cities-infrastructure/

The GND for Public Housing: https://truthout.org/articles/aoc-sanders-are-reintroducing-their-green-new-deal-for-public-housing-bill/

The GND Resolution reintroduction: https://truthout.org/articles/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-ed-markey-reintroduce-the-green-new-deal/

The THRIVE Act: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/thrive-act-introduced-congress-green-new-deal-network-1160196/

May 13, 2021
Storytelling and the Green New Deal at the D.C. Environmental Film Festival
00:22:31

In this special conversation with Generation Green New Deal host Sam Eilertsen and writer, activist and newest member of the GenGND creative team Nikayla Jefferson, recorded live at the 2021 D.C. Environmental Film Festival. Sam and Nikayla discuss how climate storytelling has shifted in recent years, and how the Green New Deal and environmental justice have helped create a new paradigm for communicating climate solutions.

Check out highlights from the 2021 D.C. Environmental Film Festival: https://dceff.org/

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Mar 31, 2021
S1 Ep 10 | The Decade of the Green New Deal Has Begun
00:42:30

In this season one finale of Generation Green New Deal, host Sam Eilertsen reflects on how far the climate movement has come over the past few years, and what the coming years might look like with best-selling author and activist Naomi Klein, Sunrise Movement Co-Founder and Executive Director Varshini Prakash, and renowned writer and Co-Founder of 350.org Bill McKibben. They discuss how they’re feeling after the first month of the Biden Administration, and the path to making the 2020s the ‘Decade of the Green New Deal.’ 


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Feb 16, 2021
S1 Ep9 | Charles Booker for Kentucky
00:35:37

In 2019 Charles Booker, a 35-year-old Kentucky state representative decided to challenge Mitch McConnell, the most powerful Republican Senator, by running for Senate on a Green New Deal. But the Democratic establishment already had a preferred candidate, Amy McGrath. As the campaign got underway Booker looked like the longest of long shots. And while he did not ultimately win the primary, Booker shocked the world by very nearly defeating the best funded Senate candidate in history, winning 43% of the vote in a state many had written off as impossible for a progressive candidate. 


GenGND tells the story of Charles Booker’s incredible 2020 campaign and the lessons it holds for how the Green New Deal movement can win even in states the Democratic party has abandoned. Featuring Charles Booker himself, Charles’ former Deputy Campaign Manager (and Sunrise Movement Electoral Politics Director) Shante Wolfe, Sunrise Political Director Evan Weber, and Creative Director Alex O’Keefe


Support GenGND: https://www.patreon.com/generationgnd


Support Charles Booker’s organization Hood to the Holler: https://hoodtotheholler.org/


Watch Sunrise Movement’s videos for Charles: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEb_pVZ05V0

https://www.youtube.com/watdch?v=2MWCHSx6Wwo


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Jan 26, 2021
Patreon Preview: Ed Markey Full Interview
00:15:48

GenGND host Sam Eilertsen's full interview with Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, from December of 2020. This is a preview of the type of bonus content we'll be releasing for our Patreon subscribers, for more exclusive interviews, subscribe now at Patreon.com/GenerationGND.


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Watch The #GreenNewDealmaker: https://twitter.com/EdMarkey/status/1293986122318610435

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Jan 19, 2021
S1 Ep8 | Markeyverse, unite!
00:28:37

When former Rep Joe Kennedy decided to launch a primary challenge against Senator Ed Markey, pundits began writing Markey’s political obituary. He was trailing badly in polls and a lot of his own constituents had never heard of him. But Markey is the co-author of the Green New Deal resolution, and the GND movement mobilized to his defense. Along the way the 74-year-old Senator acquired a large fanbase of Very Online Teenagers, and Markey’s victory helped convince Democrats that climate action is a winning issue.


GenGND looks at the story of Ed Markey with Senator Markey himself, Evan Weber and Alex O’Keefe of Sunrise Movement, and Shanaz Uddin of Students 4 Markey.


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Watch The #GreenNewDealmaker: https://twitter.com/EdMarkey/status/1293986122318610435

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Jan 12, 2021
S1 | GenGND Conversation, Part 2 w/ Brianna Fruean & Thelma Young-Lutunatabua
00:30:59

In this conversation (the second of two parts) oral historian, filmmaker, and GenGND story consultant Maggie Lemere speaks with Samoan youth climate activist Brianna Fruean and Thelma Young-Lutunatabua of 350.org. Brianna and Thelma launched a newsletter and online space called Radical Reimagining, which tries to look beyond the potential dystopias in our future and instead look at the ways in which a better world is possible, and look for communities where it is already starting to emerge. In this second half of the conversation Maggie, Thelma and Brianna discuss the relationship between the US climate movement and the Green New Deal and the international climate movement, along with their vision of what a Green New Deal could look like.


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Jan 05, 2021
S1 | GenGND Conversation (w/ Brianna Fruean & Thelma Young-Lutunatabua)
00:35:31

In this conversation (the first of two parts) oral historian, filmmaker, and GenGND story consultant Maggie Lemere speaks with Samoan youth climate activist Brianna Fruean and Thelma Young-Lutunatabua of 350.org. Brianna and Thelma launched a newsletter and online space called Radical Reimagining, which tries to look beyond the potential dystopias in our future and instead look at the ways in which a better world is possible, and look for communities where it is already starting to emerge. This conversation touches on how the two of them became activists, what activism looks like in the Pacific Islands, and finding hope and joy in difficult times. 


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Episode transcript & more available at: www.generationgreennewdeal.com

Dec 29, 2020
S1 Ep7.5 | Biden's Climate Team
00:18:22

In this **SPECIAL** holiday-bonus pod, we run through the nominees rolled out last weekend, including the ground-breaking Rep. Deb Haaland for Secretary of Interior, and Gina McCarthy who will hold the new office of National Climate Advisor at the newly formed Office of Domestic Climate Policy, fulfilling a key demand of progressive climate activists.


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Read more about President-Elect Biden’s climate-team: https://buildbackbetter.gov/nominees-and-appointees/climate/

Dec 22, 2020
S1 Ep7 | Now What?? Climate in the Biden Administration
00:30:32

We’re now more than a month removed from the 2020 elections, and a little more than a month away from President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris officially taking office...So, what do we know about their plans for tackling the climate crisis? What’s been happening on that front during these last five weeks? And, most importantly, what could happen over the next four years? Well, quite a lot, actually...


In this episode, co-hosted by Sam Eilertsen and oral historian Maggie Lemere we hear answers to those questions and more from Senator Ed Markey, Sunrise Movement political director Evan Weber, climate journalist Kate Aronoff (co-author of A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal), and Data for Progress Vice President Julian Brave Noisecat. 


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Mobilize voters in Georgia with Sunrise Movement: https://www.mobilize.us/sunrise/

Dec 15, 2020
S1 | Gen GND Conversation with Jamie Margolin
00:29:36

Jamie Margolin is a climate organizer from Seattle and freshman in college. As a 14 year old high school student, she co-founded the youth climate activist group Zero Hour and went on to help organize and lead the massive Youth Climate Strike in the fall of 2019. Jamie was a surrogate for Bernie Sanders during the 2020 Democratic primary, and is also a plaintiff in a climate lawsuit against her home state of Washington. 

Jamie also recently authored an amazing new book called “Youth to Power: Your Voice and How to Use It.” The book is a fascinating sort of DIY manual for activism and in each chapter, Jamie interviews another youth activist about a particular aspect of activism. Our conversation with Jamie is stitched together from a couple of different interviews, and it touches on how she came to activism at a young age, sparring with Republicans on Capitol Hill, writing her book, and dealing with burnout. 


Support GenGND: https://www.patreon.com/generationgnd

Buy Jamie’s Book: https://bookshop.org/books/youth-to-power-your-voice-and-how-to-use-it/9780738246666

Get involved with & support Zero Hour: http://thisiszerohour.org/

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Episode transcript available at: generationgreennewdeal.com

Dec 08, 2020
S1 | Gen GND Conversation with Eric Holthaus
00:33:00

Meteorologist-turned-climate-writer Eric Holthaus is an outspoken advocate for climate justice. He’s also the first parent we’ve had on GenGND Conversations, raising his two young children in Minnesota, one of the fastest-warming states in the U.S.

In our interview with Eric, we’ll hear about his path from studying climate-change as a meteorologist to writing about it as a journalist, his thoughts on the prospects for climate action during the incoming Biden-Harris Administration, and the climate-fueled extreme weather we’re now constantly seeing around the globe. 

In his new book, THE FUTURE EARTH, Eric delves into a hopeful 30 year plan for reversing the effects of climate change. And in his newsletter, THE PHOENIX, you can read Eric’s musings on topics such as ‘Focusing on a Just Transition’ and why it’s terrifying that ‘The Arctic’s refusing to refreeze this winter.’


Support GenGND: https://www.patreon.com/generationgnd

Read Eric’s latest, subscribe to The Phoenix: https://thephoenix.substack.com/

Buy Eric’s Book, The Future Earth: https://bookshop.org/books/the-future-earth-a-radical-vision-for-what-s-possible-in-the-age-of-warming/9780062883162

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Episode transcript available at generationgreennewdeal.com

Dec 01, 2020
Special Episode: Political Climate on Biden's Climate Mandate
00:49:33

Young Americans voted in record numbers during the 2020 election and played a key role in tipping the scales to Joe Biden. The Sunrise Movement and other environmental groups mounted extensive campaigns to register and mobilize voters to oppose President Trump and vote climate champions into office. 

Biden’s climate platform isn’t the Green New Deal plan that many climate activists called for, and Democrats will have a tough time passing progressive climate policies unless they win both Senate runoff races in Georgia. Still, Donald Trump’s defeat gives the planet a better chance of avoiding an apocalyptic future. 

Political Climate's Julia Pyper speaks to first-time presidential election voters, Troy Distelrath in Michigan and Gabriela Rodriguez in Florida, about what they want to see next from their political leaders.

Plus, while Biden’s win represents a new era in the climate fight, the United States remains deeply divided and the policy path forward remains murky. So in the second half of this episode, Julia speaks to Andreas Karelas about his critically acclaimed new book Climate Courage, and how to advance climate solutions in these polarized times. 

Listen and subscribe to Political Climate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play or wherever you get podcasts!


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Nov 17, 2020
S1 | GenGND Conversation with Leah Stokes
00:30:00

University of California at Santa Barbara Political Science professor Leah Stokes is a renowned expert on U.S. energy & climate Policy—and she’s also a young person, living through climate change in California. 

Hear about Leah’s journey to becoming one of America’s most outspoken climate-academics, as well as her thoughts about the historic 2020 election, and the prospects for climate action and the Green New Deal under the incoming Biden-Harris administration. 


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Listen to Leah’s Pod, A Matter of Degrees: https://www.degreespod.com/

Buy Leah’s Book, Short Circuiting Policy: https://www.leahstokes.com/book

Buy All We Can Save: https://www.allwecansave.earth/

Read Biden has a Climate Mandate in the Boston Globe: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/11/08/opinion/biden-has-climate-mandate/

Read Climate Change in My Backyard in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/opinion/california-floods-mudslides-climate.html

Nov 10, 2020
S1 Ep6 | Joe Biden and The Green New Deal
00:31:50

The 2020 Presidential Election Campaign has been unprecedented in a number of ways -- including how much it has been driven by the climate crisis. A look at how the Green New Deal has shaped this election and how the climate movement has pushed Joe Biden, who is running as a pragmatist, to adopt an ambitious, even visionary climate plan.

Featuring Sunrise Movement’s Alex O’Keefe and Varshini Prakash, Saikat Chakrabati of Building the Dream, VOX’s David Roberts, and Joe Biden’s Director of Climate Outreach David Kieve 


Support GenGND: https://www.patreon.com/generationgnd

Read Joe Biden’s Climate Plan: https://joebiden.com/climate-plan/

Join The ‘Biden Climate Voters’ Group: https://joebiden.com/climate-voters/

Mobilize Voters with Sunrise Movement: https://www.mobilize.us/sunrise/

Oct 27, 2020
S1 Ep5 | Detroit, Engine of the Green New Deal
00:33:06

Detroit is a microcosm of many of the issues the Green New Deal is trying to solve: it’s faced flooding and extreme weather and has suffered severe consequences of pollution, environmental racism, deindustrialization, and austerity. In the Green New Deal, many community activists in Detroit saw hope. 

Featuring Detroit activist Theresa Landrum and former Detroit health commissioner Abdul El-Sayed


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Oct 20, 2020
S1 Ep4 | Where Have the Adults Been?
00:35:30

Amy Westervelt of the DrillIed podcast co-hosts this episode as we delve into the question of why it's taken so much time, and a movement led by teenagers and 20-somethings, to push politicians to get serious about climate action.

Featuring bestselling authors Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben.


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Oct 13, 2020
S1 | GenGND Conversation with Nikayla Jefferson
00:31:50

What is it like to spend your whole life in California, only to have the state you love more deeply than anything turn into a hellscape of wildfire?

Meet 23-year-old Sunrise Movement activist and writer Nikayla Jefferson. In this episode, she describes her life growing up in San Diego, experiencing the rise of wildfires, and how she found her voice in activism and writing.


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Oct 06, 2020
S1 Ep3 | The AOC Effect
00:33:47

In 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, and the Green New Deal became her signature policy. But how did a bartender end up defeating a powerful incumbent? Meet the group of former Bernie Sanders campaign volunteers who decided to shake up Congress, and recruited AOC and the #Squad to run for office. 

Featuring Alexandra Rojas and Waleed Shahid of Justice Democrats, and former chief of staff to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Saikat Chakrabarti


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Sep 29, 2020
S1 Ep2 | Why Join a Movement?
00:36:14

What motivates young people to dedicate their lives to climate activism? Fear of the future under climate change is one motivation… Another is the opportunity to build a better future under the Green New Deal. 


Featuring Varshini Prakash and Alex O’Keefe of Sunrise Movement, and three of the young activists who had a viral confrontation with Senator Dianne Feinstein in early 2019.


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Sep 22, 2020
S1 Ep1 | The Pelosi Sit-In
00:35:39

In the past two years, climate change has gone from the backburner to the center stage. Why? It all started with a protest in Nancy Pelosi’s office in 2018. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez teamed up with a then-obscure youth activist group called Sunrise Movement to launch the fight for a Green New Deal. It took a lot of planning, courage, and also luck to make it happen, and we’re bringing you the inside story. 

Featuring Varshini Prakash and Sarah Duckett of Sunrise Movement and Waleed Shahid of Justice Democrats.


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Sep 15, 2020
Welcome to Generation Green New Deal
00:03:20

If you're suddenly hearing more about climate politics these days , that's no accident. A new generation of activists have pushed the issue to the top of voters' minds and politicians' platforms. This is the story of the people doing the pushing.


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Aug 21, 2020