In 1974 Elaine was the first (and only) woman to lead the Black Panther Party. So what did the Black Panthers and Huey Johnson, an environmentalist, have in common? A lot, as we will learn in this interview between Huey and Elaine. Elaine shares the lessons she learned from Huey Johnson and how they have influenced her life's work. She explains her current project aimed to create opportunities for those with "extreme barriers to employment" such as former inmates, disabled people and others. Her passion and spirit should inspire us all.
Alvin Duskin speaks with Huey Johnson about the first wind energy project in California and the world. How did it happen in 1978? What caused the tide to change? Watch Alvin tell this interesting story.
Businessman and Stanford alumnus, Alvin Duskin shares his wisdom about how to live life with heart, passion and fun. Living in San Francisco in the 1970s, Alvin decided to get involved in community issues and he enjoyed recognition and success for his political activism. He later went on to work at the Senate Energy Committee and became a pioneer in renewable energy and carbon capture.
John Amodio, founding Executive Director of the Tuolumne River Trust, speaks about the battle to save the Tuolumne River in the Central Valley foothills of California. The battle was waged after the Stanislaus River fell to dam developers and the Tuolumne was the next target of a $1 billion dam complex. A new approach with diverse allies would be important. John shares the approach that saved the Tuolumne River.
Who cares about San Francisco Bay? They are the Baykeepers! Michael Herz founded the San Francisco Baykeeper 25 years ago to keep the San Francisco Bay clean by enforcing the Clean Water Act through citizen monitoring and reporting.
Have you heard of Copper River salmon? What about the Exxon Valdez oil spill of March 24, 1989? This massive oil spill off the shore of Cordova, Alaska horrified local fisherman and devastated the community when the Prince William Sound fishery stocks collapsed. Without fish, the economic base of the community was destroyed. Riki Ott shares her story about how she mobilized the community to help in the recovery, and how her experience awakened the need to make corporations more responsible for their actions.