Chef Mareya Ibrahim/Dept. of Defense and Climate Change

January 27, 2017

Chef Mareya Ibrahim can help you keep your healthy eating resolutions for 2017. She's an award-winning entrepreneur, TV chef, author and healthy living expert and has the top healthy, sustainable food trends for the new year. 

The U.S. Department of Defense sees climate change as a serious threat to national security. Francesco Femia, co-founder and president of the Center for Climate and Security helps us understand how this threat could be effectively addressed, even though President Donald Trump does not belive in climate change. 

 

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Flying car race/Solar’s record-breaking growth

January 18, 2017

“Machine technology is advanced most rapidly by war and racing. We chose racing.” That’s the slogan used by Dezso Molnar’s Flying Car Invitational happening later this year. Not only is he the organizer of the event, he’s a builder and pilot of his own flying car design, which help vehicles on the road become lighter and more fuel efficient.

A report just came out showing the 3rd quarter of 2016 shattered all previous records on the installation of solar panels. To explain, we’re joined by the Solar Energies Industries Association VP of communications, Dan Whitten.

 

 

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GM becoming landfill-free/big benefits, big growth of behind-the-meter power storage

January 10, 2017

GM, which already has been working on environmental innovations like the all-electric Chevy Bolt and self-driving car just announced several of it’s facilities around the world are landfill-free, meaning everything’s recycled. Joining us is John Bradburn, Global Manager of Waste Reduction for GM. 

Big growth is predicted for behind-the-meter energy storage, a sustainable option for saving energy. So far, the numbers are small but that's expected to change for the better. We’re joined by Brett Simon, Energy Storage Analyst with Green Tech Media Research who's written a new report on behind-the-meter storage. 

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Slow Food USA, Saving bees by the billions, 2016 green car wrap-up

January 5, 2017

Slow Food USA Executive Director Richard McCarthy explains how the incoming Trump administration’s environmental approach can be countered by empowering individuals and communities to change the world through food that is good, clean and fair for all.

Saving  billions of bees. We get to know Becky Langer, project manager of the North American Bayer Bee Care Program.

Green cars score big in 2016. Consumer Guide Automotive Publisher Tom Appel has a look back at the year in EVs, hybrids, high fuel efficiency and other tech that’s saving money for drivers and the environment.

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Desalination and the water crisis, human-powered streetlights saving energy

January 3, 2017

Desalination - the answer to our water crisis? We explore the possibilities of extracting salt from seawater to bring clean water to the parts of the world stricken by drought in a chat with Rick Stover, Director of the International Desalination Association.

“City sidewalks, busy sidewalks” generating energy! The world’s first streetlights powered by human footsteps were installed recently in Las Vegas. EnGoPlanet CEO Petar Morovic is our guest.

2016 - the year in urban farming. Chris Higgins of Urban Ag News gives us an update on the big trends for the year that was.

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Sitka Salmon Shares, food companies tackling water pollution

December 20, 2016
A good catch - salmon that’s good for you and the planet. We’re joined by salmon expert, author, historian and President of Sitka Salmon Shares, Nicolaas Mink. 
 
Major food companies are tackling water pollution. With agriculture the leading cause of water pollution, seven major food companies – including General Mills, Pepsi and Hormel - have committed to doing something to reduce it. We talk with Eliza Roberts, Water Program manager of Ceres, a non-profit working with large companies on being more sustainable. 
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Growing fresh produce at home with Organiponic, Green cars at the L.A. Auto Show, the business of sustainability

December 13, 2016

What if locally grown produce meant steps away from your dinner table? Organiponic is a new system for growing produce at home an we’re joined by inventor & CEO Andy Dewey.

Dave Miller of DriveWithDave.com recently visited the L.A. Auto Show and has a look at some of the green car innovations he saw.

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review confirms what we’ve been saying on Green Sense for quite a while now being good for the planet is good for business. We’re joined by Dr. Tensie Whelan, professor with New York University Stern School of Business.

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Renewable jet fuel from leaves & twigs, saving butterflies

December 6, 2016
Renewable jet fuel from leaves and twigs - Alaska Airlines recently flew the first commercial flight powered by forest residuals: the twigs, branches and leaves left behind by sustainable forestry. Dr. Ralph Cavalieri, Director of the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance at Washington State University explains how this exciting new renewable energy source is made.
 
Save butterflies, save ourselves - A continent-wide butterfly habitat network is being launched by the North American Butterfly Association to save these beautiful, endangered insects.  President Jeffrey Glassberg explains how preserving and restoring their ecosystems will benefit us all.  
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Charity Navigator, EPA fuel economy report

November 30, 2016

Making the most of your charitable contributions - The average household in the US gives close to three thousand dollars to charities, according to Charity Navigator but they could be doing more to make sure they're giving smarter. We're joined by Sandra Miniutti, Charity Navigator’s VP of marketing and CFO. 

Car emissions going down, fuel economy going up - There are two good trends according to a new EPA report. Dr. Dave Cooke of the Union of Concerned Scientists joins us to explain what's behind the green trend.

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The Clean Economy prevails over politics, Bloom foam made from algae

November 21, 2016

The clean economy will prevail over politics, no matter who's in the White House, according to author, consultant and environmental economy expert Andrew Winston. He says wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources makes more economic sense than fossil fuel and the change in presidential administrations will probably not interrupt the unstoppable clean economy.

Instead of clogging waterways, algae is being made into safe, petroleum-free plastic. Inventor and Managing Director Rob Falken with Bloom explains how his company's plastic is reducing toxic algae blooms and the reliance on petroleum.

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