Wisconsin’s environment is changing faster and more dramatically than anyone expected. But there’s another kind of change happening, too.

Around the state, there’s a growing movement to try and stop the dangerous trends before it’s too late.

From Clean Wisconsin, this is State of Change, a podcast telling the stories of Wisconsin’s rapidly changing environment and the people who are trying to do something about it.

What happens now? An update on the state budget

What happens now? An update on the state budget

On Thursday, leaders of the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee voted to scrap nearly 400 items in Governor Evers' state budget, including many important water and climate change initiatives. In this episode, Clean Wisconsin's President & CEO Mark Redsten...

Electrifying transportation in Wisconsin

Electrifying transportation in Wisconsin

Through electrifying our cars, trucks, buses and other modes of transportation, we can cut carbon emissions and curb climate change in Wisconsin. While carbon emissions from electricity have gone down, carbon emissions from transportation have increased over the last...

Beer, wool socks and energy efficiency

Beer, wool socks and energy efficiency

Energy efficiency may not be as flashy as electric vehicles or solar panels, but it is an important step that all Wisconsinites can take to save energy and save money.

The toxic reality of PAH

The toxic reality of PAH

It's that time of the year when the days get warmer and Wisconsinites start their spring cleaning. For some, that means re-sealing their driveways, but certain pavement sealants can be harmful to both the environment and public health due to having high levels of...

What’s in the state budget?

What’s in the state budget?

We sit down with Clean Wisconsin’s Director of Government Relations Carly Michiels to break down what exactly is in the governor’s budget, what happens next with the Joint Finance Committee and the future of the governor’s environmental priorities.

What does the Biden administration mean for climate action in Wisconsin?

What does the Biden administration mean for climate action in Wisconsin?

With the recent election of President Joe Biden, there is a new focus on strengthening environmental protections and building the momentum to take action on climate change at the federal level. We’re also seeing leadership and opportunities for climate action in Wisconsin.

The vicious cycle of nitrate contamination

The vicious cycle of nitrate contamination

Imagine turning on your faucet to get a glass of water or to fill up a pot for dinner but that water is contaminated with dangerously high levels of nitrates. That’s the reality for hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites who use groundwater as their drinking water source through private wells or public water systems, limiting their access to clean drinking water and putting their health at risk.

Looking back, looking forward

Looking back, looking forward

Despite living and working through a global pandemic, Clean Wisconsin continues to protect our environment and public health. In this episode, we discuss the organization’s big accomplishments of the past year, as well as priorities for 2021. We also give you a glimpse to what you can expect to hear on the State of Change podcast starting in January.

A very modest rule, delayed

A very modest rule, delayed

The ongoing crisis of PFAS pollution in Wisconsin drinking water centers around one primary source: firefighting foams. While some are trying to take aim at tackling this major threat to public health, others are standing in the way.

When the waters came

When the waters came

We talk about flooding and climate change solutions, two years after record rains rocked western Dane County.

Protecting our H.O.M.E.S.

Protecting our H.O.M.E.S.

In this episode of the podcast, we head to nation’s capital to meet up with three of these advocates and learn that human connection may be our best hope of protecting our Great Lakes.

Episode 2: Not a drop to drink

Episode 2: Not a drop to drink

We head to Marinette to understand how people are dealing with the PFAS pollution crisis, and how lawmakers in the State Assembly failed to pass bold legislation to address this crisis before they adjourned for the year.

Nemadji

Nemadji

In this episode of the podcast, we go to the banks of the Nemadji River in Superior to talk with local residents and learn about what a proposed 625 megawatt gas plant could mean for the environment and the local community if it is built.

Trailer: This is State of Change

Trailer: This is State of Change

From Clean Wisconsin, this is State of Change, a podcast telling the stories of Wisconsin’s rapidly changing environment and the people who are trying to do something about it.