Videos and Podcasts

Find videos and podcasts produced about USC’s efforts on sustainability, climate change and other related issues.


Ocean-inspired tech could speed up carbon capture from ships

USC OCEC: Investing in Our Values

Sustainable Move-In Tips

Celebrating 30 years of the USC Environmental Studies Program with Karla Heidelberg and Jill Sohm

Climate Forward 2024: A Lot Done; A Lot More To Do (full stream at USC Wrigley’s Facebook Live)

How to be a Sustainable Trojan Presentation 2024

Edible America: Food Security, Organic Farming and the Art of Eating Well

The Politics of Electric Vehicles: Why Have EV’s Become a Partisan Issue?

Coffee with Ish: Sustainability

An Earth Month Message from President Carol Folt

Gem Exhibit in LA, What to Do With An Earth Sciences Degree and More!

Conversation with Sylvia Earle and Carly Kenkel

Finals frenzy and holiday hurdles ahead of the upcoming winter break | ATVN Thu. Nov. 30, 2023

Playlist | Meet the USC Presidential Sustainability Solutions Fellows

Accounting for Good

How Businesses are Leveraging AI to Combat the Climate Crisis

Playlist | 2023 Conference: Solutions for a Sustainable Future

Energy Transition Talk | Ep 1 | What Does Energy Transition Mean to You?

USC Unveils Capital Campus in Washington D.C. | ATVN Wed. April 19, 2023

USC Sustainability Hub Grand Opening

Hydrogen Reactor: Professor Travis Williams and AJ Chavez’23

Full Program: USC Sustainability Hub Grand Opening

Wrigley Institute Scientific Diving Discovery Program Breaks Down Barriers to Marine Science

How to Sustainably Cool a Warming World

Sustainable Stuff You Don’t See at USC

Sustainable Technology | The Science Behind Solar Panel Skyscrapers

Sustainable Technology | The Science Behind Smartphones Powered by Waste

Sustainable Technology | How Old Toys, Everyday Items Are Recycled

Sustainability Careers Networking Night

Assignment Earth: Graduate Housing Solar Project 2023

Take the Online Student Sustainability Training

Sparking Solutions for A Sustainable Future

What are USC Students Doing on Catalina Island?

Highlights: The Power of One: Individual Actions to Stem Climate Change

Building Sustainability at USC

President Carol L. Folt’s Earth Month Message 2023

3 Small Things You Can Do to Help With Climate Change


April 22, 2024

Preventive Pros – Climate Change and Rethinking the Status Quo with Ans Irfan, MD, EDD, DRPH, SCD, MPH, MRPL

Ans Irfan, MD, EdD, DrPH, ScD MPH, MRPL, associate professor of population and public health sciences in the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences at Keck School of Medicine of USC, examines the role society and policies play in climate change, the need to confront the big questions, and how we might adjust our approach to improve humanity’s outcome.

April 3, 2024

From Where We Are – From the new Metro D Line to USC kicking-off AAPI Month

On today’s show, we hear student’s post-game reactions after last nights women’s basketball loss, learn how the USC community is preparing for the upcoming solar eclipse, and celebrate Earth Month with student art at the Art & Climate Collective Festival.

April 2, 2024

ARN Stories – Springing into Earth Month

USC’s Art & Climate Collective held their annual festival.

January 24, 2024

Electric Futures – Season 1: Welcome to Lithium Valley

Electric Futures is a new podcast series from the University of Southern California exploring lesser-known stories of the energy transition, from the perspectives of the people most impacted by the changes that transition will bring. Season 1 invites listeners on a journey to California’s Imperial Valley with former USC provost and Vivian Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Charles Zukoski.

December 1, 2023

From Where We Are – From Lincoln Riley to the Fall of Black Friday

On today’s show, we discuss Lincoln Riley’s spot at USC, holiday traditions, and the fall of Black Friday. All that and more, From Where We Are.

July 6, 2023

IDEAS IN ACTION – Why Extreme Weather, not Climate Change, Drives Concerns About Water Safety

Access to safe drinking water is a pressing global issue, with approximately 2 billion people currently lacking consistent access to this fundamental resource — a sobering statistic that is projected to soar to 5 billion by 2050.

May 3, 2023

Climb by VSC – Allison Agsten: Future of Climate Storytelling & Shifting Perceptions on a Changing Planet

⁠Allison Agsten⁠ is the inaugural director of ⁠USC Annenberg’s Center for Climate Journalism and Communication⁠. In her role, she conceptualizes programs, develops partnerships, and collaborates with faculty and students to shift public perception and response to climate change.

April 21, 2023

The Annenverse – Every News Story is a Climate Story

As climate change begins to have wider and more devastating consequences, climate journalism has never been more urgent. But reporters in this field face a variety of obstacles including the politicization of global warming and public distrust.

April 21, 2023

Trojan Tea Time – Earth Day Special

Happy early Earth Day, everyone! In this 11th episode of the podcast, we interview two members of Zero Waste Team, Josh and Nick, about what they do and how to lead a more sustainable life on USC’s campus! We end off the episode with two games testing the hosts’ knowledge of Zero Waste myths and recycling practices.

April 21, 2023

The Academic Minute – Crisis on the Nile

The Nile River is an important waterway facing an uncertain future. Essam Heggy, research scientist at USC, determines the issues facing the river and its communities.

April 20, 2023

The Academic Minute – In a Warmer World, Half of All Species are on the Move. Where are they going?

In a warmer world, half of all species are on the move. Where are they going? Bistra Dilkina, USC associate professor of computer science, examines this.

April 19, 2023

The Academic Minute – Making Medicine from Garbage in the Ocean

What to do with the plastic in the ocean is a big question for our future. Travis Williams, USC professor of chemistry, looks at one possible solution.

April 18, 2023

The Academic Minute – Concrete Built Half Our World, But May Be Harming It

Concrete has been an important part of our world, but at what cost? Thomas Petersen, USC assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, delves in to find out.

April 17, 2023

The Academic Minute – Without Water, Native American Tribes Hit Hard by the Pandemic

Lack of access to water can bring dire consequences. Robin Craig, Robert C. Packard Trustee Chair in Law and professor of environmental law at USC, explores how this affects fighting COVID-19. 

February 2, 2023

Preventative Dose – Electric Vehicle Adoption with Sandrah Eckel, PhD

Sandrah Eckel is an associate professor of population and public health sciences, and director of the PhD in Biostatistics program. Her latest research documents the actual impact of electric vehicle adoption in the first study to use real-world data to link electric cars, air pollution and health. 

October 7, 2022

Eco Alarm – Assignment Earth: USC’s Plan for a Green Campus

Tune in to learn about Assignment: Earth, USC’s sustainability framework for a greener campus. We learned about Mick’s environmental views, the Office of Sustainability’s goals, and how the USC community can get involved with making progress towards a sustainable future.