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The Climate Pod

Sep 25, 2019

It's Climate Week! We're back from the Climate Strike in Chicago to share conversations with some amazing activists and entertainers doing their part in the fight for a better planet.

First, we talk to writer/producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach ("Lost," "The Middleman") about working on the new Netflix show, "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance." He talks about the show's deliberate climate change themes, the legacy of Jim Henson, and even shares an amazing Mark Hamill story.

Then, we talk to Glenn Hurowitz, CEO of Mighty Earth, about the international corporations that are tied to the deforestation and burning in the Amazon. He discusses what these companies are doing to make the problem worse and how consumers can help push back. 

In Chicago, we talk to members of Climate Reality Chicago, the Illinois Environmental Council, and the contemporary ensemble Lakeshore Rush.

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Follow the Javier Grillo-Marxuach on Twitter @OKBJGM

Follow Glenn Hurowitz on Twitter @glennhurowitz

Follow Mighty Earth on Twitter @StandMighty

Follow Climate Reality Chicago on Twitter @realitychicago

Follow the Illinois Environmental Council on Twitter @ilenviro

Learn more about Lakeshore Rush: and follow Lakeshore Rush on Instagram:

Further Reading: 

Deforestation Continues Because Companies Aren't Trying