Speaking of Resilience is a podcast series exploring what’s needed for a clean energy transformation in the Great Lakes State. The podcast is co-hosted by Michigan Climate Action Network and Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities.

Before coronavirus hit, renewable energy was growing rapidly, and Michigan was poised to become a climate leader. While most people and our elected officials are rightly focused on flattening the curve and meeting the immediate needs of the sick, unemployed, and people on the front lines, the urgent timeline to act on the climate crisis has not changed. Massively expanding clean energy infrastructure could also dramatically speed the economic recovery from COVID-19 by creating millions of jobs.

Kate Madigan, Director of Michigan Climate Action Network and Dan Worth, Clean Energy Program Director at Groundwork Center are the hosts. This series of interviews with experts explore how we solve the climate crisis while creating economic stimulus and environmental justice in this changing landscape.

If you care about our overheating climate and want to rebuild the economy to be more resilient, just, and sustainable, this is the podcast for you.

Visit the podcast's official website.

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Kate Madigan
Kate Madigan

Dan Worth
Dan Worth

Jim Lively
Jim Lively

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Episodes

Episode 16 - Jim MacInnes

Jim MacInnes, CEO of Crystal Mountain Resort, in Benzie County, Michigan.
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Episode 15 - Douglas Jester

Douglas Jester is a partner at 5 Lakes Energy, specializing in utility regulation and energy and water policy, research, and modeling.
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Episode 14 - Gillian Giem

Gillian Giem is the Program Manager for the U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan.
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Episode 13 - Line 5 Easement Revoked

Leaders of the Oil & Water Don't Mix campaign examine the victory and next steps after Gov. Whitmer revoked the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline easement.
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Episode 12 - Charles Griffith

Charles Griffith is the director of the Climate & Energy Program at the Ecology Center.
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Episode 11 - Justin Snowden

The engineers and marketers who made Detroit the global center of automobiles were stunningly successful in getting us off the sidewalks and into our cars. Now urban planners…
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Episode 10 - Marnese Jackson and Grover Easterling

Oakland County is ground zero for Michigan's conservative movement, the place where power brokers and big donors reside. Is there reason to hope that the county can also…
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Episode 9 - Dr. Sarah Mills

In part two of our two-part series on clean energy siting, our guest Dr. Sarah Mills, Senior Project Manager at the University of Michigan’s Ford School’s Center for…
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Episode 8 - Ed Rivet

In this week’s edition of the Speaking of Resilience podcast, Ed Rivet, Executive Director of the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum (and Chevy Volt driver), joins host Kate Madigan,…
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Episode 7 - Dr. Laura Sherman

This week on the Speaking of Resilience podcast, our guest is Dr. Laura Sherman, President of Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council and Institute for Energy Innovation. Listen for…
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Episode 6 - Larry Bell and Beth Wallace

Larry Bell of Bell's Brewing and Beth Wallace of National Wildlife Federation speak with Kate Madigan on this week's 10th anniversary of the Enbridge Kalamazoo oil spill.
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Episode 5 - Justin Onwenu

In this episode of the Speaking of Resilience podcast, Kate Madigan interviews Justin Onwenu, a 4th generation Detroiter and environmental justice organizer for the Sierra Club.
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