The Climate Workshop Podcast is dedicated to working through the challenges of the climate crisis from the uncharted to the unthinkable. It is hosted and produced by Tim DeChristopher and Peter Bowden.
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Tim DeChristopherFollow @dechristopher
Tim DeChristopher disrupted an illegitimate Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction in December of 2008, by posing as Bidder 70 and outbidding oil companies for parcels around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah. For his act of civil disobedience, DeChristopher was sentenced to two years in federal prison. Held for a total of 21 months, his imprisonment earned him an international media presence as an activist and political prisoner of the United States government. He has used this as a platform to spread the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for bold, confrontational action in order to create a just and healthy world. Tim used his prosecution as an opportunity to organize the climate justice organization Peaceful Uprising in Salt Lake City, and most recently founded the Climate Disobedience Center.
Peter BowdenFollow @Peter_Bowden
Peter Bowden works nationally as a speaker, coach, and strategist. He helps amplify the impact of organizations through intentional community building, creating conversations that serve as catalysts for action, and corresponding digital strategy. Peter has been working behind the scenes helping to grow the reach, impact, and influence of area climate activists since attending the Bill McKibben / 350.org Do the Math Tour in 2012. His coverage of Boston area climate actions has appeared in a wide range of media outlets, from Democracy Now! and YES! Magazine to the front page of the Boston Globe. Today Peter coaches a growing network of climate activists, progressive faith, and other justice leaders.