City Rising is a podcast that compares how different cities are approaching sustainability and climate solutions. Cohosts Julie Hancher & Brady Halligan interview guests from various cities to discuss how our environment is connecting people, planet and creates future opportunities. Episode 1 debuts on October 3, 2018.
Season 2 Sneak Preview - July 201910/07/2019 Duração: 44s
A new season of City Rising is coming in July 2019! Hear about guests including Judy Wicks and Adam Agalloco, topics and this season's theme: Energy!
How San Francisco Takes on Composting, Fast Fashion & More with Alexa Kielty23/01/2019 Duração: 26min
How does the "greenest" city in America divert compost and clothes from landfills? Alexa Kielty, Zero Wast Specialist of San Francisco talks about their journey with wins and hurdles in today's episode. This is a follow up from our last episode when we chatted about Zero Waste with Nic Esposito in Philadelphia. Tune in to learn: How San Francisco manages trash, recycling and composting What terms (biodegradable, compostable) mean it's ACTUALLY compostable? Problems with compostable plastics The ongoing debate between buying a single-use cup or washing a reusable cup San Francisco's program to fight fast fashion and textile waste One idea for how to stop people from throwing away so much trash Episode resources: San Francisco Department of Environment Green Philly Where Can I Wednesday column CUSP
Cleaning up Philly's Trashy Reputation: Talking Zero Waste & Litter with Nic Esposito21/11/2018 Duração: 38min
How does Philadelphia tackle litter problems? We talk with Philadelphia's Zero Waste and Litter Director, Nic Esposito, to discuss Philly's litter problem, zero waste, recycling problems, our disposable culture and more in this episode of City Rising. Tune in to learn: Why is Philly focusing on zero waste and litter initiatives? What is the Zero waste and Litter index? How Nic Esposito became the zero waste and litter Director A major misconception about who litters What is the litter index? Why isn't Philly focusing on street sweeping? Broom Gangs What you can and can't recycle in Philadelphia What other cities are getting on board with zero waste Episode resources: CleanPHL Not in Philly Zero Waste & Litter training with Ric Resposito Green Philly Where Can I Wednesday column Circle Compost
How CUSP is making Climate Change Education FUN with Richard Johnson14/11/2018 Duração: 28min
How is Philly preparing for climate change? One group, the Climate & Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP), motivates residents to learn how these solutions are preparing our city for climate change and shows how, together, neighborhoods can make a real difference. We interview Richard Johnson of The Franklin Institute is the Manager of the Climate & Urban Systems Partnership to hear about what CUSP has accomplished in the past 5 years. What is CUSP? How does CUSP educate Philadelphia residents? a big SECRET about how Philly murals are created Unusual partnerships that have formed due to CUSP How to get a FREE rain barrel in Philadelphia Ways to engage people around the "doom & gloom" around climate change How to talk to climate deniers about climate change A surprising group of climate allies and educators If you liked this episode, please rate and review it below! We want to hear from you! Subscribe to City Rising wherever you listen to podcasts. Email your feedback to [email protected]
How Orlando is Reimagining its City's Reputation with Chris Castro07/11/2018 Duração: 31min
On this episode of City Rising, we continue the conversation about how city government is taking the lead on climate action. Our special guest, Chris Castro is the City of Orlando’s Director of Sustainability & Resilience. Tune into this episode to find out: How Orlando is trying to turn around its reputation as a destination to disruptor The largest carbon emitters in Orlando Ways Orlando works with other cities, including Philadelphia, to learn best practices Where Orlando is investing "green bonds" to make the biggest impact The key stakeholders helping to accelerate Orlando's sustainable mission List item If you liked this episode, please rate and review it below! We want to hear from you! Subscribe to City Rising wherever you listen to podcasts. Email your feedback to [email protected] Find out when new episodes drop by signing up for our emails. A sustainability and clean energy expert, eco-entrepreneur, urban farmer and amplifying organizer. In 2008, Chris co-founded IDEAS Fo
How Philly is Tackling Climate Change with Christine Knapp31/10/2018 Duração: 22min
On this episode of City Rising, we explore what local government is doing to mitigate the impacts of climate change, while positively engaging all communities. Cities are stepping up where the federal government is letting us down. Our guest, Christine Knapp is the Executive Director for the Philadelphia Office of Sustainability (OOS), works with partners to improve quality of life in all neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future. Tune in to this episode to learn from the City of Philadelphia’s sustainability leader: How Philadelphia is positioned and will adapt to climate change Ways cities are stepping up when the federal government steps down How Christine Knapp created her own position (by accident...) Specific steps Philadelphia is taking to reduce its carbon emissions Ways Philly is engaging schools and the next generation OOS's Strategy for public engagement The "secret society" of city leaders forwarding climate solutions The sho
How Philly Greens Buildings: 2030 District with Alex Dews24/10/2018 Duração: 27min
Alex Dews, Director of Green Building United, joins us to talk about the Philadelphia 2030 District, with goals including 50% reductions in energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions (below baselines) by the year 2030. Find out how cities are combating climate change is changing the buildings we work, live and use every day. In this episode, you'll learn: Where buildings use the most energy How Philadelphia joined the 2030 District Initiatives Key (and surprising!) stakeholders in the Philadelphia 2030 initiative How Philadelphia learned from other cities in the 2030 district What is the largest building in the PHL signed on to the 2030 initiative? Challenges for building owners and Philadelphia to be energy efficient Philadelphia's energy benchmarking program What drives participants to join the initiative. How a local government works on sustainability when the federal government talks about pulling out of Paris Climate Accord This is episode 2 of the 2030 districts. If you haven't liste
Where are Renewable Energy Jobs? Green Careers (Part 2 )17/10/2018 Duração: 24min
On this Episode of City Rising, we take an in-depth look into the green job landscape, the future of work and the climate action workforce. Special guest Emily Schapira is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA), and she provides insight into her work with the Philadelphia Energy Campaign and how she merged her passion for a substantial energy-related problem into an impactful career path. If this is your first time tuning into City Rising, go back and listen to Episode 1 with Dan Smolen to hear another perspective on the climate workforce. Tune into this episode to learn: How to enter into a career in renewable energy and sustainability. Who are the stakeholders and leaders involved in creating clean energy jobs? What types of jobs are out there? The price of solar energy in Philadelphia What companies are hiring in renewable energy right now Are federal tariffs affecting the growth of solar panels? Details on Philadelphia’s big sustainability goals City-wide initiatives for clean
Future of Buildings: Pittsburgh 2030 District with Angelica Ciranni10/10/2018 Duração: 34min
How can we make the buildings in which we live, work and play more sustainable? With over 410 MILLION square feet of commercial building space and 960 member organizations, 2030 Districts are rapidly emerging as a new model for urban sustainability. 2030 districts are unique private/public partnerships committed to reducing energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions. The 2030 District model provides measurable goals for improving building performance and enhancing resiliency as much as 50% reductions by the year 2030, with new construction reaching carbon neutrality by 2030. On this Episode of City Rising, we take a deep dive into one of the first cities onboard since 2013, Pittsburgh with guest Angelica Ciranni, the Pittsburgh 2030 District Senior Director at Green Building Alliance. Tune into this episode to learn: What is a 2030 district? What Pittsburgh 2030 District has learned in the past 5 years. Who are the key stakeholders of the Pittsburgh 2030 District challenge LEED-certified: W
Green Careers: Finding jobs, Keeping employees & Future workforce with Dan Smolen03/10/2018 Duração: 29min
On this Episode of City Rising, we take an in-depth look into the green job landscape, the future of work and the climate action workforce. Special guest based in Washington DC, Dan Smolen is an author, podcaster, and a passionate advocate for members of the workforce who want to make their dreams of doing meaningful work come true. Tune into this episode to learn: Overall job trends in the climate and green workforce Recruitment styles: Transactional vs relational models How to increase job retention Ways to find motivated candidates The #1 tip that can get you that green job that you REALLY want Advice to make a transition from the corporate world into a green career Will robots take our jobs? What are robots and AI missing in a future workforce This is episode 1 of the Green Workforce: stay tuned for part two of the Green Workforce during episode 3, with Emily Shapira of the Philadelphia Energy Authority. We want to hear from you! Subscribe to City Rising wherever you listen to podcasts. Email your feed
City Rising: Season Trailer14/08/2018 Duração: 02min
Co-hosts Julie Hancher and Brady Halligan introduce City Rising a new podcast about how cities are working on climate solutions. City Rising is hosted by Green Philly and The GREEN Program. For more information on City Rising, visit greenphillyblog.com/podcast. Email your feedback and questions to [email protected] Season One of City Rising is supported by the Climate & Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP). Visit www.CUSPproject.org for more info.