In this episode, I connect with
Andrea Learned, host of the
Living Change Podcast

We discuss her role as a climate action catalyst and why she was compelled to start the Living Change Podcast.

In episode 193, I connect with Andrea Learned for a chat about her new Living Change Podcast, “A Quest for Climate Leadership,” through sharing the experiences and practices of those who might be called surprising validators. Set aside the tendency to name and shame, which rarely delivers desired results, for the much more effective naming and “faming”, calling attention to those leaders and individuals conspicuously living change. This podcast is truly all about the enthusiastic, hopeful, and fun stories of professionals using their work or business ventures to help shift the social norms around “leadership” in the Climate Crisis age, so tune in and enjoy the conversation with Andrea Learned.

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Helpful Links (note that some may include affiliate links to help me support the channel):
– Andrea’s website
– Living Change Podcast
– Mayor John Bauters Part One
– Mayor John Bauters Part Two
– Mayor Barbara Buffaloe
– Alex Fisch
– DJ John Richards
– Mark Gamba
– Steve Vitolo
– Joy As An Act of Resistance by the Idles
– Livable Communities Initiative – LA & Lindsay Sturman

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– Video and audio production by John Simmerman
– Music via Epidemic Sound

Resources used during the production of this video:
– My recording platform is Ecamm Live
– Editing software Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
– Equipment: Contact me for a complete list

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Hi Everyone! My name is John Simmerman, and I’m a health promotion and public health professional with over 30 years of experience. Over the years, my area of concentration has evolved into a specialization in how the built environment influences human behavior related to active living and especially active mobility.

Since 2010,  I’ve been exploring, documenting, and profiling established, emerging, and aspiring Active Towns wherever they might be while striving to produce high-quality multimedia content to help inspire the creation of more safe and inviting, environments that promote a “Culture of Activity” for “All Ages & Abilities.”

The Active Towns Channel features my original video content and reflections, including a selection of podcast episodes and short films profiling the positive and inspiring efforts happening around the world as I am able to experience and document them.

Thanks once again for tuning in! I hope you find this content helpful and insightful.

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