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


President Folt’s Earth Month 2023 Message

Sustainable Stuff You Don’t See at USC


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.

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.

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.