Media

Through my years of activism, I have been interviewed or cited in various media outlets, and have written lots of articles and blog posts. Many of those, along with important class papers, are listed below.

City of Columbus climate plan calls for 25% air emissions cut, but critics say 45% needed
Columbus Dispatch
March 11, 2021

Columbus Seeks Input On Climate Action Plan, But Environmentalists Want More
WOSU Radio
March 9, 2021

Opinion: Columbus Climate Action Plan Not in Line With Climate Science
Columbus Underground
March 2, 2021

A progressive agenda for 2021 at the Free Press December Second Saturday Cyber-Salon
Columbus Free Press
December 13, 2020

Old Mole Variety Hour
KBOO-FM Portland
November 30, 2020

Ohio advisory board adds two new members
Solar United Neighbors
November 30, 2020

Climate Action Town Hall: Links and Resources
Our Wisconsin Revolution
November 28, 2020

Two new commissioners are introduced in Westland
Columbus Messenger
November 24, 2020

Groups Applaud “Seismic Shift” in Clean-Energy Landscape
Public News Service
November 23, 2020

Sustainability Hub offers alternative to Black Friday
Columbus Free Press
November 17, 2020

Election 2020: A rundown of the OTHER climate results
Red, Green, and Blue
November 14, 2020

100% Now!
For a Green Future
November 11, 2020

Election limbo, and election victories
WCRS-FM Columbus
November 6, 2020

Grove City expected to send RFPs for electricity aggregation in 2021
ThisWeek Community News
November 5, 2020

Columbus Issue 1 & 10 Pass in a Landslide!
Sierra Club Ohio Chapter
November 5, 2020

A seismic shift is happening in the energy landscape in Ohio
Facebook
Twitter
Ready for 100 Columbus
November 4, 2020

Columbus Issue 1 for energy consolidation projected to pass
The Lantern
November 3, 2020

Issue 1: Columbus Leaders Ask Voters To Pass Clean Energy Ballot Measure
WOSU Public Media
October 28, 2020

People v. Money in Fond du Lac
Our Wisconsin Revolution
October 23, 2020

Columbus aggregation initiative aims to procure clean energy for city ratepayers
Energy News Network
October 22, 2020

Republicans and Democrats agree: Issue 10 is good for Grove City
Grove City Messenger (full page ad, page 5)
October 18, 2020

Clean energy is on the ballot in Columbus and Grove City
Columbus Free Press
October 15, 2020

Community Choice Aggregation-Columbus, OH Issue 1
Grassroot Ohio with Carolyn Harding
WGRN-FM Columbus
October 10, 2020

Issue 10 would bring electricity-aggregation option to Grove City
ThisWeek Community News
October 8, 2020

Letter: Issue 10 in Grove City good for environment, economy
The Columbus Dispatch
October 7, 2020

Sierra Club endorses clean energy ballot initiatives in Columbus, Grove City
Sierra Club Ohio Chapter
October 4, 2020

Issue 10 is our choice for energy savings, cleaner air, and jobs
Grove City Messenger (letter to the editor, page 11)
October 4, 2020

Vote YES on Issue 10 for Electric Aggregation
Grove City Messenger (half-page ad, page 4)
October 4, 2020

How to Vote in the 2020 Election
Our Wisconsin Revolution
September 11, 2020

We Need Answers
Our Wisconsin Revolution
August 26, 2020

Why We Marched on the DNC
Our Wisconsin Revolution
August 22, 2020

Grove City voters to have say on pursuing electric-aggregation program
ThisWeek Community News
August 6, 2020

Voters to see energy aggregation on the ballot
Columbus Messenger
August 6, 2020

OSU Wants to Start Burning Fracked Gas in Columbus, and Has the Audacity to Say It’ll Help the Environment
Columbus Free Press
August 2, 2020

The “Columbus Way” Needs a Reboot: Grassroots Movements Key to Change
Columbus Free Press
July 28, 2020

Federal Stormtroopers Coming to Milwaukee – Whether We Want Them or Not
Our Wisconsin Revolution
July 28, 2020

Letter: Defense of OSU gas plant doesn’t hold up to scrutiny
The Columbus Dispatch
July 27, 2020

13 Wisconsin Candidates Pledge to Support Health Care Overhaul
Our Wisconsin Revolution
July 20, 2020

What is the Green New Deal?
The Movement Podcast
May 19, 2020

A break from hope – a place for Planet Of The Humans
The Focus
May 15, 2020

Ready for 100!
For a Green Future
May 12, 2020

Free Press May Second Saturday Salon
Columbus Free Press
May 11, 2020

Convo with Cathy Cowan Becker
Planet of the Humans
Joseph Firestone YouTube
May 5, 2020

Planet of the Humans : Let’s just have a think…
Just Have a Think
May 5, 2020

Planet of the Humans
The Pink Pill
WGRN-FM Columbus
May 5, 2020

Columbus City Council OKs start of design work on garage for Downtown Crew Stadium
The Columbus Dispatch
May 4, 2020

Planet of the Humans – A reheated mess of lazy, old myths
Skeptical Science
May 4, 2020

Michael Moore’s environment film a slap in the face on Earth Day
Columbus Free Press
May 3, 2020

Planet of the Humans
Fallon Forum
April 30, 2020

Behind the News with Doug Henwood
KPFA-FM Berkeley
April 30, 2020

Calls for Michael Moore’s ‘anti-electric car’ documentary to be banned
caradvice
April 29, 2020

Moore’s Boorish Planet of The Humans: An Annotated Collection
Get Energy Smart! NOW!
April 25, 2020

The Truth About Netflix Tiger King
Theresa Carpenter YouTube
April 5, 2020

The truth about Tiger King
WJER-FM
Tuscarawas County Ohio
April 3, 2020

The real story behind Tiger King
Facebook Post – 3500+ shares
March 28, 2020

Grassroots paved the way for climate progress in Columbus
Columbus Free Press
March 25, 2020

MORPC urges public participation on transportation plan
Columbus Messenger
February 25, 2020

We have a Ready for 100 breakthrough
Sierra Club Ohio Chapter
February 25, 2020

Ready for 100 Columbus co-sponsors solar and EV charger co-op
Sierra Club Ohio Chapter
February 11, 2020

Students Hold Green New Deal Town Hall
The Lantern
January 22, 2020

Here’s how Columbus could get to 100% renewable energy (pdf)
Ready for 100 Columbus
November 2, 2019

McKibben to Speak on Climate Change and 2020 Election in Columbus
Sierra Club Ohio Chapter
October 2, 2019

Climate Strike Photos From Across Ohio
Sierra Club Ohio Chapter
October 2, 2019

Ready for 100%
Grassroot Ohio with Carolyn Harding
WGRN-FM Columbus
August 10, 2019

Master’s Paper
Evaluating High-Speed Rail as an Element of the Green New Deal (pdf)
School of Environment and Natural Resources
July 28, 2019

The capstone paper that almost wasn’t
Cathy’s Class Blog
May 15, 2019

Columbus wants to increase recycling, may require apartments to participate
The Columbus Dispatch
May 2, 2019

Master’s Paper
Getting to 100: How Three Cities are Transitioning to 100% Renewable Energy (pdf)
John Glenn College of Public Affairs
April 28, 2019

Book Chapters (pdf)
Selling Doubt Part I: Exxon and the Benefit of Doubt
Selling Doubt Part II: America’s Koch Problem
Selling Doubt Part III: What Can We Do?
Climate Abandoned: We’re On the Endangered Species List
April 22, 2019

Free Press Network Backyard Fundraiser and Second Saturday Salon
Columbus Free Press
April 13, 2019

A progressive said she couldn’t understand French protesters, other progressives explained it
Seth J. Frantzman
December 9, 2018

100 Dedicated Activists Rose for Climate, Jobs, and Justice in Columbus
Sierra Club Ohio Chapter
September 18, 2018

Summer internship with Ready for 100 Columbus
Cathy’s Class Blog
September 3, 2018

Big Table conversation topics range far and wide in Columbus Wednesday
The Columbus Dispatch
August 29, 2018

Ready for 100 Columbus celebrates Earth Day by taking to the sky
Sierra Club Ohio Chapter
June 21, 2018

Ohio is Definitely Ready for 100!
Sierra Club Ohio Chapter
June 19, 2018

On Earth Day, a new art display calls for clean energy in Columbus
WSYX-TV Columbus
April 22, 2018

Ohio Voters Support Moving to 100% Clean, Renewable Energy
Sierra Club Ohio Chapter
March 20, 2018

Ready for 100 getting ready to kick into high gear
Sierra Club Central Ohio Group
January 30, 2018

Protesters denounce GOP tax bill, demand education, health care for all
Columbus Free Press
December 13, 2017

Letter: Brown should support Medicare for all
The Columbus Dispatch
September 23, 2017

Why Is Everyone on Twitter Suddenly Talking About Corncobs?
Intelligencer
August 3, 2017

Why Columbus needs to commit to 100 percent renewable energy
Central Ohio Sierran (pdf)
July 2017

A Tale of Two Marches
Central Ohio Sierran (pdf)
July 2017

Strategic Planning (pdf)
Sierra Club Ohio Chapter
PUBAFR 6050 Managing Public Sector Organizations
June 25, 2017

Letter: Columbus and the Paris Agreement
The Columbus Dispatch
June 8, 2017

A simple public records request
Cathy’s Class Blog
May 29, 2017

Inside Climate Reality training with Al Gore
Central Ohio Sierran (pdf)
April 2017

Experiencing history at the Women’s March
Central Ohio Sierran (pdf)
April 2017

Sierra Club: Saving Obamacare, Environment Go Hand-In-Hand
Statehouse News Bureau
January 16, 2017

The Climate Denier Cabinet Hearings and the Grass Roots Rise of Environmental Dissent
Huffington Post
January 12, 2017

BLM auctions off 750 acres of Wayne National Forest for fracking
Central Ohio Sierran (pdf)
January 2017

A Thanksgiving trip to Standing Rock
Cathy’s Class Blog
December 3, 2016

Standing with Standing Rock: Local woman shares experience
WBNS-TV Columbus
December 1, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Energy-efficiency bill is step back
The Columbus Dispatch
November 25, 2016

City Council to Governor: Bring Home Our State Troopers
EcoWatch
November 4, 2016

Ohio State Highway Patrol assisting police at North Dakota protests
WCMH-TV Columbus
November 2, 2016

The Ohio State Highway Patrol Sent Troops to North Dakota This Weekend
Cleveland Scene
October 31, 2016

Ohio sends 37 troopers to North Dakota pipeline protest
Columbus Dispatch
October 31, 2016

Reflections on a year of the Sanders campaign
Facebook note
June 9, 2016

Puppy-mill bill would erase home rule
The Columbus Dispatch
June 4, 2016

Glenn College student Cathy Becker attends Paris climate conference
Public Address (pdf)
John Glenn College of Public Affairs
Summer 2016

From The Power Plant To Your Electric Bill: Federal Ruling Sets Stage For Big Decisions
Statehouse News Bureau
May 16, 2016

Hillary is making it hard for me to defend her as a climate candidate
Daily Kos
April 5, 2016

Mayor should avoid veto
The Columbus Dispatch
March 11, 2016

Portman wrong on climate, out of step with Ohio
Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign blog
March 7, 2016

Let’s just stop boomersplaining politics to millennials
Daily Kos
February 6, 2016

Witnessing – and making — history in Paris
Central Ohio Sierran (pdf)
January 2016

An Ohio View from Paris: “World is Ready for Climate Action”
Public News Service
December 28, 2015

Why I’m going to the climate conference in Paris
Cathy’s Class Blog
November 23, 2015

Climate Reality Project at OSU joins global climate agreement conversation
The Lantern
November 17, 2015

Let’s Just Stop Using Cecil To Talk About Abortion
The Dodo
August 3, 2015

Carbon fee, dividend good for air, economy
The Columbus Dispatch
July 17, 2015

Concern for climate is rational
The Columbus Dispatch
April 24, 2015

Massillon’s live tiger mascot doesn’t seem to abide by state’s wild animal law: Letter to the Editor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
December 29, 2014

Internalizing the External Costs of Climate Change: Cap and Trade vs Carbon Tax (pdf)
ENR 7380 Climate and Society
December 3, 2014

Too Unethical for Big Oil
Stop HumaneWatch
October 31, 2014

Letter: Toxic algae
Columbus Dispatch
August 16, 2014

Berman rebrands Center for Consumer Freedom, moves into new territory
Stop HumaneWatch
March 11, 2014

Don’t let Berman steal Christmas from Animals
Stop HumaneWatch
December 22, 2013

Controversial Daily Caller Editor Admitted to Posing As Radical Animal Rights Activist
Mother Jones
March 15, 2013

Pork (pdf)
Political Science 597.02 Term Paper
November 20, 2012

Photo Credit: Ralph Orr

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