Episode #115: The Origins of HEAL Utah with Jason Groenewold

Jason Groenewold came to Utah in the 90s with skis, a tent from Walmart, and $500 in his pocket. Decades later, he had built up a thriving environmental nonprofit and won countless victories against the giants of nuclear, chemical, and toxic waste. In this week’s episode, our host Michael talks with Jason about the origins of HEAL Utah (including how it grew from local citizens to an office based out of his bedroom to an alliance continually influencing statewide policy) and how a small group of grassroots activists can – and do – make a difference.

Learn more about the origin story of HEAL Utah from one of its founders, Chip Ward, in Canaries on the Rim.

This episode is sponsored by KUHL Clothing

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