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.


35 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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 KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WFHB, and WYAP


  • Added: Apr 11, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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 WYAP and WFHB


  • Added: Mar 10, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 WMPG, WFHB, and KRZA


  • Added: Feb 11, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 3
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, KVNF, and KRZA


  • Added: Dec 11, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 3
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How do we turn agriculture from climate pollution to climate solution?

Bought by WFHB and KRZA


  • Added: Nov 10, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: team installing water heater controllers
The refrigerator or water heater in your home can be part of the clean energy revolution.

Bought by WFHB and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Oct 10, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Meet 3 small super PACs that focus your money on electing climate leaders to public office.

Bought by WFHB and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Sep 12, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Activists get out the vote in swing states with personal calls and letters.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KWMR, KICI Iowa City, and WFHB


  • Added: Aug 07, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Families own more US forest land than timber companies or the federal government. A new program provides incentives for small forest owners to stop...

Bought by WFHB and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Jul 11, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Voters waiting hours in line in Milwaukee
Millions of citizens of color have been purged from voting rolls while millions of young people struggle to get on. We talk with folks working on...

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


  • Added: Jun 11, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
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With a little help, carbon eating, coast protecting marshes are on the mend

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


  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Climate conscious cooks turn discards into delicacies.

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


  • Added: Apr 10, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Los Angeles streets are the testing ground for climate resilient streets

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


  • Added: Mar 11, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Vehicle to grid technology leaves the lab and hits the streets in Virginia where 50 electric school buses will carry the kids and power the grid.

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


  • Added: Feb 10, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Citizens wielding pry bars and thermometers turn parking lots into rain gardens and change city policy to favor green over grey.

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


  • Added: Jan 10, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Two men address their fear of climate change by getting their cities to declare a climate emergency and commit to rapidly lowering emissions.

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


  • Added: Dec 11, 2019
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Leech Lake solar array
For the 3 out of 4 Americans who can't put solar panels on their roofs, community solar gardens are a way to save money now and be part of building...

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


  • Added: Nov 10, 2019
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Joining a local solar cooperative makes it easier and cheaper to add solar panels to your home.

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


  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 3