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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we speak with one of the founders of the upcoming Bay Area International Children's Film Festival and one of the filmmakers and youth climate activists featured in this year’s program.

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Meet the woman who helped develop The Green New Deal--and how you can make a difference in the climate crisis. 

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we'll rebroadcast our conversation with environmental scientist Laura Rogers-Bennett about the alarming decline of underwater kelp forests and the explosion of kelp eating purple sea urchins off of California's coast.

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Isha Clarke is an activist with Youth vs Apocalypse. You may know her from a viral video where she asked Senator Dianne Feinstein to move the Green New Deal forward; she helped organize the youth Climate Strike in San Francisco that attracted 30,000 students, during the international "week of action" when Greta Thurnberg sailed to America. She is a high school student working every day to reverse the climate crisis because as she says..." we have this power and responsibility to make this radical change.

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On the next Your Call, we’ll ask how California should rebuild, and who should be held accountable, after devastating wildfires.

 

Cristina Mittermeier

 

How are photographers documenting the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation?

Clean power for San Francisco

Jun 23, 2016
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Close to 8,000 San Francisco homes and businesses were automatically enrolled in CleanPowerSF in May of 2016.