Trash-to-tires made from tomato peels/President Trump undoing environmental progress

April 25, 2017

Food waste from tomato peels and eggshells could be turned into tires. Dr. Katrina Cornish is biomaterials researcher with the Ohio State University, who’s made the discovery.

President Donald Trump recently signed the Energy Independence Executive Order which could undo the Clean Power Plan, the moratorium on coal mining of federal lands and the acceptance of climate change.  To help us understand how cities can continue to fight climate change despite all of thise, we’re joined by Carolyn Berndt, Program Director for Sustainability for the National League of Cities.

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Walk for Clean Water/Driverless Cars - 50% by 2030/Cold weather EV performance

April 11, 2017

Walk 6K for Clean Water - that's the average distance people around the world have to walk in order to get clean water. To tell us more about the Global 6K for Water, we’re joined by Laura Blank, senior advisor with World Vision.

Driverless cars 50% by 2320 - Autonomous Vehicles or AV’s could be 15 percent of cars on the road by 2030. This is according to a new report, “Driverless Future." We're joined by Joseph Iacobucci, director of Transit with Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants.

Cold weather takes a toll on EV performance - Tom Appel, publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive joins us for Green Automotive News, where he looks at hybrid and EV performance in cold weather.

 

 

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.eco web address for sustainability/New Energy Homes/Chef Mareya’s latest recipe

April 5, 2017

.eco is an alternative to .com” or .net” as a new ending for web addresses of those committed to positive change for the planet.  For the next few weeks it’s opened a priority registration period. We’re joined by Trevor Bowden, co-founder of .eco

It makes you independent/saves energy and money/and is the home of the future.  Could these claims be true?  Dwayne Burkholder of New Energy Homes says they are.

Plus, Chef Mareya Ibrahim, “the fit foodie,” joins us to bring us a sustainable, healthy & tasty recipe in time for spring which you can view her preparing on Facebook Live.

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World Water Day/Heroic Food

March 28, 2017

More than 663 million people live without a safe water supply close to home, according to the UN. With World Water Day having been celebrated on March 22nd, we examine the big water issues along with solutions with Pacific Institute Senior Research Associate Laura Feinstein.

Heroic Food helps men and women returning from military service who can face unemployment, social dislocation, a loss of a sense of purpose and lowered self esteem by preparing them for careers in sustainable farming, agricultural trades, and food entrepreneurship. Heroic Food director Leora Barish is our guest.

We’re also joined by Chris Higgins of Urban Ag News on the latest in urban farming.

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California Drought update, Studebaker Innovation Center, Lexus RX 450h review

March 15, 2017

A year ago, only 5 percent of California was not in a state of drought. Earlier this month, heavy rains helped turn that number upside-down with more than 90 percent of the state now drought-free.  We’re joined by Brian Fuchs, climatologist with the National Drought Mitigation Center to help explain what’s happening. 

Studebaker, the automobile manufacturer that made cars in South Bend, Indiana from 1902 until the early 60s when it went out of business, it left behind a one-million-square-ft. plant south of downtown South Bend. Today, entrepreneur Kevin Smith is working on making it an innovation center.

Plus, Green Automotive News with Tom Appel of Consumer Guide Automotive with a review of a new Lexus RX-450h.

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Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Harrison & Brian Smith of RedCrow/Roddenberry Prize update

March 7, 2017

Jerry Harrison. since leaving Talking Heads became a top record producer but also has extensive experience in venture capital, helping found RedCrow, a new purpose-driven crowdfunding platform. We're joined by Jerry along with RedCrow cofounder Brian Smith. 

Star Trek’s boldly better future is being made real by the Roddenberry Foundation, which honors Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. The foundation’s run by his son Rod and Rod’s wife Heidi Roddenberry, who’s the organization’s president. She'll give us an update on the amazing innovators who are benefitting from the million-dollar Roddenberry Prize.

 

 

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Georgia’s high-tech highway, the future of food with Rebecca Chesney

March 2, 2017

An amazing stretch of highway called The Ray is a proving ground for technologies that could transform the transportation infrastructure of the future. Telling us more about The Ray and its new solar features is executive director Allie Kelly.

Food can be a lens for exploring ways to reinvent the way we live, work, and connect with one another, according to Rebecca Chesney. She’s the  Research + Partnerships Manager, Food Futures Lab with the Institute for the Future.

Chris Higgins of Urban Ag News also joins us for another update on sustainable indoor farming in cities.

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Little Sun’s off-grid solar/Green Justice Legal/Eat cleaner with Chef Mareya

February 21, 2017

Little Sun is bringing light and power to the 1.1 billion people worldwide do not have access to electricity through innovative devices and business models. We’re joined by Clay Tarica with the organization. 

 

Low-cost legal services to those who wouldn’t otherwise have access to legal representation on environmental cases is becoming available thanks to Green Justice Legal. We meet founder Marianne Cufone.

And Chef Mareya Ibrahim, the Fit Foodie has a recipe for nachos that will help you eat cleaner. You can also watch her prepare it on Facebook Live.

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Chevy Bolt preview/Ice Energy/Ireland’s fossil fuel divestment

February 15, 2017

A game-changing all-electric vehicle Consumer Guide Automotive publisher Tom Appel takes us through a test drive of the Chevy Bolt.

For storing energy, ice is nice The Ice Bear is a new kind of battery that stores cold air so you can switch off the A/C when electricity is most expensive. We meet inventor and Ice Energy CEO Mike Hopkins.

The Emerald Isle gets even greener  The Irish Parliament voted to divest public funds from fossil fuel in response to climate change. We talk with Eogan Rice of the humanitarian organization Trócaire.

 

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How the US-Mexico wall already affects the environment/Crowdfunding thought leader Dr. Richard Swart

February 6, 2017

Conservation photographer Krista Schlyer has spent years photographing the US/Mexico borderlands showing how the wall that already exists there impacts ecosystems. With President Trump planning on building a bigger wall, she looks at the negative impact the current one already has, chronicled in the short film, Border Walls and Boundaries.

Crowdfunding thought leader Dr. Richard Swart provides an update on this relatively new way to fund business ventures, many of which are sustainable.

 

 

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