01:01 | Oct 22nd, 2018
Coming soon: a new podcast from Sierra Club. The Overstory brings listeners some of the most surprising, heartfelt, and provocative stories from across the American landscape. With each episode our reporters go beyond the latest news headlines as the...Show More
10:43 | Aug 16th, 2018
Mishka Banuri, a teen activist, talks about working in Utah to fight climate change -- and the interfaith conference that inspired her. In Carbon County, Utah, coal gives the county its name. Gabriel Hunt, a fourth generation coal miner in East Carbo...Show More
03:34 | Aug 8th, 2018
Krystal Two Bulls is an Oglala Lakota / Northern Cheyenne activist from Lame Deer, Montana. She visits Crazy Head Springs, a source of natural spring water on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, to talk about her work to protect the land.
05:18 | Aug 8th, 2018
Larry Dozier is the pastor of St Johns United Methodist Church in Watts, a neighborhood in Los Angeles. Here, he talks about how outsiders view Watts, and his efforts to improve his community by installing solar panels at his church.
02:16 | Aug 8th, 2018
Mishka Banuri is a 17-year old student in Salt Lake City, Utah. In this piece, she talks about being one of the young people who got Utah to pass a climate resolution—and how her faith informs her activism.
03:21 | Aug 8th, 2018
Patty Gladstone is a junior high math and science teacher in Seely Lake, Montana. Here, she talks about the challenge of teaching young people about climate change—and how recent wildfires have affected her community and her family.
02:47 | Aug 8th, 2018
Richard Grant raises cattle on his family ranch in Wyoming. Wind is not always a rancher’s friend—it can chill newborn calves and blow away hay. But in this piece, Richard talks about how he found a way to make the wind work for him.
02:41 | Jul 16th, 2018
Percy Deal lives on the Navajo Reservation, just south of the Peabody Energy coal mine. In this special preview of Season Two of The Land I Trust, he talks about how dirty coal has impacted his life, the lives of his people, and his hopes for the fu...Show More
03:08 | Dec 17th, 2017
Rick Cauley has been playing & coaching football since he was four years old. He now teaches history and coaches football at Satsuma High School in Alabama. Here, he talks about what football means to Alabama, and how the sport will reckon with risin...Show More
03:13 | Dec 17th, 2017
Rodney Lyons has lived in the fishing community of Bayou La Batre, Alabama, for generations. A former fisherman, he now runs a seafood business. Here, he talks about the changes he’s noticed in the oceans.
02:50 | Dec 17th, 2017
Justin Raines is a sixth-generation West Virginian, and worked in the oil and gas industry for 12 years, including working on a drilling rig. Here, he talks about how he decided to leave that industry.
13:12 | Dec 17th, 2017
This episode is about home, and all that word can mean. We’ll hear from a woman who lost her home due to climate change, a young man who used to hate his home, and … a super hero from Florida fighting for clean energy, one home at a time. Adrienne Ke...Show More
02:52 | Dec 13th, 2017
Susan Glickman was born in Tampa, Florida, and has been working to fight climate change since the 1990s. Here, she talks about trying to get Florida to change from fossil fuels to solar power—and about her secret identity.
03:52 | Dec 13th, 2017
Representative Amy Mercado and Senator Victor Manuel Torres, Jr, are the first father-daughter Latino pair to serve in Florida’s government. Here, they talk about how recent extreme weather in Florida and Puerto Rico has impacted their state and the...Show More
15:04 | Dec 13th, 2017
Water sustains us. But from the endangered rivers of West Virginia, to the coal-polluted tap water of Goldsboro, North Carolina to the warming Alabama bayou, our waters are increasingly threatened by dirty energy. From fishing families to people from...Show More
02:58 | Dec 11th, 2017
Adrienne Kennedy of Robeson County, North Carolina runs the Seeds of Hope Project Disaster Relief Center, which provides aid to people displaced by Hurricane Matthew. Here, she talks about what home means to her.
02:19 | Dec 11th, 2017
Steve Benjamin is the mayor of Columbia, South Carolina. Here, he talks about the connection between climate change and his effort to make his city reliant on 100% renewable energy—and what that means for his family and his future.
03:08 | Dec 11th, 2017
Lifelong North Carolina resident Johnny Gurley's drinking water is contaminated by coal ash—a coal power byproduct, stored in pits, that can easily leak into the groundwater. Here, he talks about what that means for him and his health, and what it m...Show More
12:42 | Dec 11th, 2017
Southerners pass down traditions, stories and -- hopefully -- a better world to their children. The family stories in this episode come from people trying to do just that. Steve Benjamin, the first African American mayor of Columbia, South Carolina, ...Show More
03:01 | Dec 11th, 2017
Ruby and John Laury live in Buckingham County, Virginia, in Union Hill—a predominantly African-American community where Dominion Energy plans to build a compressor station as part of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Here, Ruby & John talk about ...Show More
02:56 | Dec 11th, 2017
Blair Campbell’s land in Randolph County, West Virginia, has been in her family for generations. But the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline could cut right through her family’s 480-acre farm. Here, she and her daughter, Penelope, age 9, visit their p...Show More
16:02 | Dec 11th, 2017
Imagine one day you get a letter in the mail. This letter, from a huge corporation, demands your land -- land that's been in your family for generations. This is what happened to Marvin Winstead, Blair Campbell, John and Ruby Laury and many others, s...Show More
02:13 | Dec 1st, 2017
Welcome to The Land I Trust, a brand new audio storytelling project brought to you by the Sierra Club. In this series, we travel through the American South to talk with folks about the dirty energy projects that threaten their homes and the work they...Show More