Lynn Cherry – Just Transitions – Teaching Children to Love The Planet

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This week on Just Transitions with Dr Patty DeMarcco, she invites Lynn Cherry on the program. Lynn is an author and illustrator of children books that are often focused around teaching children how to care about the world we live in. To see the environmental work she does, visit, http://www.youngvoicesonclimatechange.com/

Just Transitions – Pittsburgh Will be on 100% Renewable Energy by 2035

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This week on Just Transitions with Dr Patty DeMarco we have Eva Resnick-Day from the Sierra Club on the program to talk about how Pittsburgh is moving towards 100% renewable energy by 2035. A surprising fact given by Eva is that there are twice as many jobs in the renewable energy field than there are in the fossil fuel industry in Pennsylvania.

Just Transitions – Pathways to our Sustainable Future

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On this week’s Just Transitions, Dr. Patricia DeMarco talks about her new book,“Pathways to Our Sustainable Future: A Global Perspective from Pittsburgh.“ 

“It’s the ‘we can solve this problem’ attitude that I find in Pittsburgh that makes this a special place,” she says.

Build a sense of community around a problem, and work together to find a solution.

Just Transitions – Some Green Technologies Used In Europe Should Be Adopted In The United States

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Dr. Patty DeMarco invites Kirsi Jansa, the producer of Sustainability Pioneers, a web-based short video documentary series that showcases the new reality that is emerging as a response to climate change. We discuss what we can learn from green technologies that are working well in some European communities.

Just Transitions – The Future of Solar Energy and Electric Vehicles

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This week on Just Transitions we have Nathan Ruggles sitting in for Dr. Patty DeMarco and we also have Adam Rossi from Adam Solar Resources on to talk about electric vehicles. Adam’s business sells and rents electric vehicles, especially personal transportation like e-bikes and e-skateboards. He talks about how solar cells have increased in efficiency immensely over the past 10 years and has become much more affordable.

The New American Economy: Industry and Environment Round Table

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Dr. Patricia DeMarco hosts a Just Transitions round table with Charlie McCollester, Jim Kunz of IUOE 66 and Policy Director Kristen Osterwood of the Green Building Alliance talking about the move to a sustainable future and the organized labor that can lead the way.