Season 2: Episode One: Talking with Jennifer Rennicks

Hot Mamas

Jan 19 2022 • 59 mins

This hopeful conversation with Hot Mama Jennifer Rennicks - clean energy policy wonk and mother of two grown daughters - is the best way to start your new year! Jennifer spends her days working to keep our children safe from the toxic pollution generated by our country's fleet of dirty diesel school buses. Did you know children riding a fossil fuel-powered school bus are exposed to 12x the pollution compared to outdoor levels? Jennifer talks all about the exciting trend toward electrification of school buses, the federal and state leadership that is accelerating this trend, and how any parent can advocate for all-electric buses in their school district.

Jennifer also shares her story with us - how an unplanned study abroad trip to Costa Rica changed the trajectory of her life, how having two asthmatic daughters fueled her advocacy, and the lessons she's gained from two decades championing cleaner energy in the Southeastern United States.

You'll also hear why Jennifer says our clean energy transformation is unstoppable! This inspiring conversation will feed you soul for the year ahead!

Recommended Resources:

League of Conservation Voters’ Chispa program: Clean Buses for Healthy Niños

E School Bus 4 Kids!

WRI's Electric School Bus Initiative

Mothers Out Front Toolkit

ALA's Electric School Bus Solution

Follow Jennifer on Twitter!