S3 Ep 41: Petrochemical Series: Texas w/ Iris Gonzalez & Carol Smith
Think 100%: The Coolest Show
In Texas, between 2000 and 2016, petrochemical refineries released more than 400 million pounds of pollution into the air. However, in all that time, the Environmental Protection Agency never once consulted the most affected people. The Coolest Show Host Rev Yearwood dives into this issue with two experts from the Coalition for Environment, Equity & Resilience (CEER). Iris Gonzalez is the coalition director at CEER, and Carol Smith serves as its climate ambassador. Land in the Black community continues to be haggled away by politicians and business people who don’t live in these communities but look to profit through petrochemicals production. Petrochemicals contribute to air contamination, water pollution, and land deterioration, while greenhouse gases released also contribute to global climate change. Several studies have shown an increased amount of people with cancer living near these facilities. Support CEER: https://ceerhouston.org/ The Coolest Show – brought to you by Hip Hop Caucus Think 100% PODCASTS – drops new episodes every Monday on environmental justice and how we solve the climate crisis. Listen and subscribe here or at TheCoolestShow.com! Follow @Think100Climate and @RevYearwood on Instagram, Twitter, and Instagram.
[Archive]: Startups San Antonio (feat. Iris Gonzalez)
San Antonio Podcast Network
9/21/2020 - features Iris Gonzalez, local award-winning journalist and founder of Startups San Antonio. Her company and website provide countless resources for entrepreneurs and startups. From finding funding to locating office space for your company, it can all be found on startupssanantonio.com. She also reports on local startups and entrepreneurs around the city. Lastly, Iris educates us on her "cocktail tidbits" that prove just how special San Antonio really is and gives us her outlook on the future of SA. Where to find & follow Startups San Antonio: Website: https://www.startupssanantonio.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StartupsSanAntonio Twitter: https://twitter.com/Startups_SA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startupssanantonio/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sapodnetwork/support
Ep. 15 Iris Gonzalez - Equity in Flood Control Projects
In 2018 Harris County authorized $2.5 Billion in flood control projects. Now, as those projects start to get moving, we must decide which ones go first and what principles should be used in that prioritization. This week we discuss the importance of equity in that prioritization process with the Coalition Director at the Coalition for Environment, Equity and Resilience (CEER), Iris Gonzalez.