9-Week Action Replays

9-Week Action Replay Listing

WEEK 1 - Changing the Dream

WEEK 2 - Feeding the World

WEEK 3 - Saving Our Vanishing Species

WEEK 4 - Ensuring Clean Water

WEEK 5 - Building an Economy That Works

WEEK 6 - Slowing Climate Change

WEEK 7 - Shifting Our Energy Reality

WEEK 8 - Transforming Corporate Control

WEEK 9 - Awakening the Dreamer

Shifting Our Energy at a National Level and Beyond
Recorded on Jun 11, 2014
With Mary Anne Hitt: Director of the National Coal Campaign for the Sierra Club & Ben Collins: Research and Policy Campaigner of Rainforest Action Network
Hosted by Renée Soule
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Mary Anne Hitt is director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, which is working to eliminate the pollution caused by coal throughout its life cycle, and repower the nation with clean energy. In 2012, Mother Jones described the campaign as “a grassroots rebellion [that] is winning the biggest victory yet on climate change.” Mary Anne previously served as executive director of Appalachian Voices (where she was one of the creators of the award-winning campaign to end mountaintop removal), the Ecology Center, and the Southern Appalachian Biodiversity Project. Mary Anne was named one of the 10 most influential people of 2013 by SNL Energy, and was listed in 2013 by the Washingtonian as part of “The New Guard: People Who are Shaping Washington” in Obama’s second term. She is an alum of the Rockwood Leadership Institute’s National Yearlong Leading from the Inside Out Fellowship, and also a senior fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program. She received her Master’s of Science from the University of Montana, where she received the Len and Sandy Sargent Environmental Advocacy Award, and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, where she was a Whittle Scholar and the founder of the campus group Students Promoting Environmental Action in Knoxville (SPEAK), and where she later received the 2008 Notable UT Woman Award. She grew up in the mountains of east Tennessee and now lives in West Virginia with her family.

Ben Collins is a Research and Policy Campaigner with Rainforest Action Network’s Energy & Finance Program, where his work focuses on the social and environmental costs of coal-fired energy. Prior to joining RAN, Ben worked in the financial sector as an environmental, social, and governance research analyst at EIRIS and KLD Research & Analytics, where he covered the industrial and utilities sectors. He has also worked on business and human rights research involving the oil, gas, and mining industries for Human Rights Watch and Oxfam. Ben is a former board member and treasurer with the Responsible Endowments Coalition and previously served on the editorial board of Dollars & Sense magazine. He graduated from Harvard College and received a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was a Belfer International and Global Affairs fellow.