Cool Solutions

Series produced by Wendy Ring

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Stories about climate action from the bottom up.

Inspiring stories about climate solutions and people who make them happen from communities all around the US.


48 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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It took 9 years, but Harvard students finally got the wealthiest university in the world to divest from fossil fuel.

Bought by KICI Iowa City and WFHB


  • Added: Jun 10, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A new EV charging network fills a big gap in the nation's charging map and brings electric vehicles, jobs, and healing to reservations.

Bought by KICI Iowa City and WFHB


  • Added: May 11, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sierra Club staff and volunteers attending virtual meeting of California Air Resources Board, Credit: Sierra Club
Activists accelerate states' switch to zero emission big rigs

Bought by KICI Iowa City and WFHB


  • Added: Apr 10, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Robin Cooper, Psychiatrist and Climate Activist
Older doctors talk about their journey from medicine to hardcore climate activism. Bill McKibben introduces his new group Third Act and explains w...

Bought by KICI Iowa City, KZYX, WFHB, and RadioStPete Florida


  • Added: Mar 10, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Meet farmers pioneering the movement away from industrial meat production

Bought by KICI Iowa City, KZYX, and WFHB


  • Added: Feb 11, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Veganuary is a month long challenge to substitute plant products for meat and dairy. Even those who don't stay vegan make long term cuts in consum...

Bought by KMXT and WFHB


  • Added: Jan 11, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A look at the climate and health impacts of dairy digesters

Bought by KICI Iowa City, RadioFreePalmer, WFHB, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Dec 11, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The Green Mountain State banned food from landfills to cut methane and mountains of garbage in half

Bought by KVNF, KRZA, WFHB, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Nov 11, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Induction cooktop demonstration at  Sonoma Clean Power's Advanced Energy Center
To reach zero carbon in 2050, we must electrify 5 million buildings each year. How are we going to do that and what does it mean for your home?

Bought by WFHB, KRZA, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Oct 12, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Move your money from big Wall Street banks that finance fossil fuel to community banks with better values.

Bought by WFHB and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Sep 10, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Board games about climate solutions inspire action. 4 game designers tell their stories.

Bought by WFHB, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KICI Iowa City, and WYAP


  • Added: Aug 12, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 4
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EV carshares in low income neighborhoods and low priced used electric vehicles are making them accessible for everyone.

Bought by KICI Iowa City, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WFHB, and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Jul 11, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Slow Streets' hit a bump in Oakland and turned into something better.

Bought by WFHB


  • Added: Jun 11, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Activists organize to preserve COVID's silver lining, streets safe for cyclists that provide routes across the city.

Bought by KICI Iowa City and WFHB


  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Stories about communities raising money to lower emissions

Bought by KICI Iowa City, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WFHB, and WYAP


  • Added: Apr 11, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 4
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There's a lot of farmland about to change hands. We can make sure it's distributed fairly to good stewards.

Bought by WFHB, KRZA, WYAP, and WFHB


  • Added: Mar 10, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Diane Wilson and Sharon Lavigne defend their Texas and Louisiana communities from petrochemical pollution, in the courtroom, on the water, and in...

Bought by WFHB, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WMPG, WFHB, and KRZA


  • Added: Feb 11, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Troop 19 addressing Teaneck City Council
Small town environmentalists and a dozen girl scouts won the first local bag ordinances in New Jersey, sparking the strongest state plastic ban in ...

Bought by WFHB and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Jan 10, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Local Food Hub's Free Farmacy Program
Food hubs in Charlottesville VA and Warrenton VA support local farmers and provide fresh produce for their communities. When COVID broke long sup...

Bought by WFHB, KMUN, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WFHB, KVNF and more


  • Added: Dec 11, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 6
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How do we turn agriculture from climate pollution to climate solution?

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WFHB, and KRZA


  • Added: Nov 10, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 3