PODCAST

Inside Our Towns: Josh Fryday, California's Chief Service Officer

National division might grab headlines, but the story of uniting citizens through service in California is growing.

ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

Push for Electric Ag Equipment in Oregon Is Led by Independent Groups

With volatility being an integral part of farming, electric ag equipment could bring some predictability to farmers’ energy use and consumption, say experts.

ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

Unlocking Potential

At-risk youth in North Carolina hold the keys to flipping a decommissioned prison into a sustainable farm and community asset.

COMMUNITIES THAT WORK

Kershaw invests in community with new ideas in old spaces

A train depot that’s a museum. A bank branch building that’s become a library. Another former bank that is serving as an early education center. Here is how this South Carolina town is repurposing buildings of the past to build up its future.

ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

UW student project aims to spur climate change conversations

New website features local voices to help encourage people to take part in conversations about a changing environment.

ENTREPRENEURS & MAKERS

Uplifting American Spirits

Branch & Barrel Distilling, in Centennial, Colorado, shows how an interdependent community-based economy can raise spirits for an entire region.

ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

A Delicate Balance – Marrying Recreation and Preservation in Iowa

Local climbing coalition and authorities found a way to collaborate and keep access to a popular climbing area and preserve the environment.

ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

Turning the Tides

Turtles, and people — a connected story, with an outcome you might not have guessed.

ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

A Look at Lobstering and Craftsmanship

Eastport, Maine has a long history of resilience. It’s still there today in Elijah Brice.

CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT

Bringing a City Together: How Leaf Blowers Did It

This is the story of how citizens worked together toward a common goal in Washington, D.C. The story involves a change on the local level with significant, positive implications for other parts of the country and beyond.

CLIMATE

'Renewal' Webinar Available to Stream On-Demand

What can a conversation about 'Renewal' teach us about climate change?

BIG LITTLE IDEAS

A California Project, with Nationwide Ambitions

American history doesn't repeat, but it rhymes. Crises keep cropping up--and so do ideas and solutions. Many innovations from the 1930s have new relevance for the post-pandemic 2020s. Here is an example, and the thinking behind it.

BIG LITTLE IDEAS

A Plan to Grow 90,000 Trees in Los Angeles

Using tree planting as an axis to connect job creation, climate sustainability, urban renewal, and economic equity and inclusion.

Civic Life

A ‘Climate Corps’ of California Volunteers

Designed to address both the causes and the effects of California's exposure to climate change.