No Place Like Home Podcast: There is No Climate Justice without Racial Justice, with Rev. Lennox Yearwood

  • Published on July 26th, 2020

Welcome to No Place Like Home, a podcast that gets to the heart of climate change. We’re your hosts – Mary Anne Hitt and Anna Jane Joyner. We’re two Southern women, climate activists, and dear friends. On No Place Like Home, we explore the biggest story of our time from inviting, intimate, creative, and surprising angles. From staying sane in the age of climate change, to real talk about whether or not our personal choices really matter to saving the planet, No Place Like Home dives into the spiritual, personal, cultural, and emotional dimensions of climate change. We don’t shy away from science and politics, but we always bring along our sense of humor – and a feisty dose of hope.

Wisdom for a Time of Crisis - Mary Ann Hitt's Podcast, No Place Like Home

By Mary Ann Hitt and Anna Jane Joyner
Sierra Club

Rev Lennox Yearwood
Rev Lennox Yearwood addresses a union rally outside EPA headquarters in Washington, DC (AFGE photo by Chelsea Bland)

This conversation features a renowned leader at the intersection of racial justice, climate change, and culture.

It was recorded before the murder of George Floyd and the recent uprisings – but is relevant to this moment.

We hope you’ll listen. We’re honored to have this friend and powerful leader on our show.

Mary Anne is director of Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign living in the West Virginia hills and Anna Jane is a climate communications expert based on the Gulf Coast of Alabama. We founded the podcast in 2016 and past guests have included social justice visionary adrienne maree brown, Call Your Girlfriend host Ann Friedman, Karenna Gore of the Center for Earth Ethics, Rashad Robinson of Color of Change, climate scientists Katharine Hayhoe and Kate Marvel, and climate writers David Roberts and Mary Annaïse Heglar.

About the Author

Not only is coal burning responsible for one third of US carbon emissions—the main contributor to climate disruption—but it is also making us sick, leading to as many as 13,000 premature deaths every year and more than $100 billion in annual health costs. The Beyond Coal campaign’s main objective is to replace dirty coal with clean energy by mobilizing grassroots activists in local communities to advocate for the retirement of old and outdated coal plants and to prevent new coal plants from being built.

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