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This week, as part of our special Earth Month series of interviews, we sat down with Aulani Wilhelm, the Senior Vice President for Oceans at Conservation International (CI). Today we “air” Part 1 of the interview. She talked with us about the evolution of ocean conservation over the last thirty years, as well as the importance of traditional knowledge in solving the climate crisis. Aulani explained,
“whatever indigenous community you talk to, they look at things three, four, seven, a hundred generations out. We think about quarterly returns; we think about four-year political cycles. In that way, it’s really hard to then think generationally. But that’s where engagement of people with this kind of view is really important because it helps ask those questions that kick the tires on whether forever is really possible. Otherwise, you are not talking about forever, you are talking about a ribbon-cutting.”
She has so much insight that we had to keep going. We will bring you Part 2 on Monday!
The Biden administration is hoping to move the United States into the electric vehicle era through massive investments in incentives to get EVs on the road as well as the build-out of 500,000 EV charging stations across the country. Yet this revolution is reliant upon Americans making the switch to EVs in mass numbers. As […]
Recently, Transportation for America’s Director Beth Osborne sat down to speak with former Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx (now, Chief Policy Officer at Lyft) about how a massive investment in infrastructure can address inequality and provide innovative transportation solutions for a multitude of communities. From micro mobility, to reassessing freeways, and the expansion of public transit, […]
This week we sat down with Congressman Ted Lieu who represents California’s 33rd Congressional district. His district also happens to be one of the most climate-vulnerable regions in the nation where wildfires, extreme heat, and sea-level rise are creating conditions that necessitate comprehensive climate action from the federal government. More specifically, the Congressman told us […]
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