Welcome to the first episode of Down to Earth: Cornell Conversations about…Community Energy. In this first episode we introduce the podcast project, our backgrounds and talk to Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County Energy Educator Terry Carroll. We discuss some of the ways communities are approaching renewable energy, the challenges in encouraging communities to move towards renewable energy and some of the tensions that can arise when trying to move away from fossil fuels.
We hope you find this podcast and those that follow both informative and entertaining. We hope to make issues related to climate change more approachable and encourage hope. Although the problem of climate change can feel insurmountable we hope the information we present will encourage you to take action, either in your own personal life or within your community.