Go Green Radio

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Sinopsis

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the world population is expanding at a mind-boggling rate. The world reached 1 billion people in 1800; 2 billion by 1922; and over 6 billion by 2000. It is estimated that the population will swell to over 9 billion by 2050. That means that if the worlds natural resources were evenly distributed, people in 2050 will only have 25% of the resources per capita that people in 1950 had. If we intend to leave our children and grandchildren with the same standard of living we have enjoyed, we must preserve the foundation of that standard of living. Go Green Radio is the beginning of an important new shift in the way we treat our world. This grassroots program promotes the very best character traits in children and adults: caring for yourself and caring for others. Through simple, responsible behavior shifts, together we can protect human health through environmental stewardship. Go Green Radio airs live every Friday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica.

Episodios

  • Renewable Energy Options for Your Home

    29/04/2022 Duración: 55min

    Solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, and biomass are all renewable energy technologies with residential applications. Today we’ll be joined by Anna DeSimone, author of “Live in a Home that Pays You Back,” about what you need to know about these various technologies if you want to power your home in a sustainable way.

  • PFAS May Taint Nearly 20 Million Cropland Acres

    22/04/2022 Duración: 54min

    The toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS could be contaminating nearly 20 million acres of U.S. cropland, according to an Environmental Working Group (EWG) estimate. Using state data, EWG estimates 5 percent of all crop fields could be using sewage sludge, or biosolids, as a fertilizer, even though it’s often contaminated with PFAS. Once PFAS-contaminated sludge is applied as a fertilizer, the chemicals can build up in food crops, feed crops such as corn and hay, and the animals that eat these feed crops. Several farmers have been forced to euthanize their farm animals due to high levels of PFAS in farm products. PFAS can cause a broad range of health harms to humans, as well. Very low doses in drinking water have been linked to suppression of the immune system and are associated with an elevated risk of cancer and reproductive and developmental harms. Tune in as we talk about this issue with Dr. David Andrews, Senior Scientist at the Environmental Working Group.

  • Panda Express Commits To Source 100% Cage-Free Eggs Worldwide

    15/04/2022 Duración: 54min

    Panda Express has announced a global cage-free animal welfare policy, committing to source 100 percent cage-free eggs and egg products for all of its restaurant locations. In addition to Panda Express, more than 2,000 cage-free policies—including 100 global commitments—to end the use of battery cages have been made by some of the largest companies in the world, including Burger King, Dunkin’, Krispy Kreme, Unilever, Nestlé, Aldi, InterContinental Hotels, Sodexo, Kraft Heinz, Compass Group, Shake Shack, Famous Brands, Costa Coffee, and Barilla. Today we’ll speak with Aaron Ross, VP of Policy and Strategy for the Humane League, about the implications of Panda Express’ commitment and how consumers can influence their favorite companies to follow suit.

  • Live in a Home that Pays You Back

    01/04/2022 Duración: 55min

    With social and economic benefits that are plentiful, more efficient homes mean the quality of citizens' lives are improved, reducing costs and bettering both public health and the environment. Today’s homeowners want sustainability—not just for home construction features, but to maintain long-term affordability as well. With an energy-efficient home, the true cost of homeownership is lower due to reduced utility costs, longer-lasting appliances and construction materials, and less maintenance and repairs. Tune in as we talk with Anna DeSimone, author of the new book, “Live in a Home that Pays You Back: A Complete Guide to Net Zero and Energy-Efficient Homes.” We will discuss the health benefits of an energy-efficient home, small steps homeowners can take today on their path to reducing their carbon footprint, to how to roll-in the retrofit costs in a mortgage, and everything one needs to make informed decisions for implementing energy-efficient technologies according to their needs and budget.

  • Borobabi: The Slow Fashion Solution for Children’s Clothing

    25/03/2022 Duración: 51min

    Borobabi was founded by Carolyn Butler, a chemical engineer, who recognized an opportunity to save money and protect the planet through supply chain utilization. According to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, the main source of American textile waste is discarded clothing. On average, parents spend more than $700 each year on kids’ clothes, only to see them grow out of them within months, resulting in 63 million pounds of clothing going into landfill daily. And while donating is important, it is not the solution: The Council for Textile Recycling says that overall, charities sell only 20 percent of the clothing donated to them at their retail outlets. Join us today as we talk with Carolyn Butler, CEO of Borobabi, about her company’s solution to this important issue.

  • Aspiration Bank: Invest in the Planet

    04/02/2022 Duración: 55min

    Today we’ll be joined by Joe Sanberg, co-founder of Aspiration Bank, to talk about a new way of personal and commercial banking that allows users to invest in climate-friendly financial transactions. There's a good chance your bank is using your money to fund oil projects that destroy the climate. Aspiration Bank allows you to put your money where your values are. Tune in and learn about all the benefits of transitioning to a bank with a purpose to make the world a better place. We will also talk with Joe about his important advocacy work on issues like raising the minimum wage, cancelling student debt, and passing a Green New Deal.

  • Environmental Equity:Closing the Opportunity Gap in Urban Schools

    28/01/2022 Duración: 55min

    Healthy learning environments and high-quality school buildings are the keys to environmental equity and academic achievement. By leveraging sustainability strategies, these outcomes are possible. By improving indoor air and water quality, reducing solid waste, minimizing non-renewable energy usage, and providing nutritious food, urban schools can ensure environmental equity and close the opportunity gap for students. Today we will talk with the author of a new book, “Environmental Equity: Closing the Opportunity Gap in Urban Schools,” which demonstrates how school districts in even the most financially strapped regions can improve learning environments, lives, and achievement of every member of a school community.

  • National Wildlife Federation Addresses Environmental Justice

    21/01/2022 Duración: 55min

    Today we’ll be joined by Dr. Mustafa Ali, Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). We will discuss how NWF is operationalizing principles of equity and environmental justice within their organization and across their conservation and education programs. Dr. Ali worked for 24 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He began working on social justice issues at the age of 16 and joined the EPA as a student, becoming a founding member of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ). Don’t miss this important conversation with one of the nation’s premier leaders in Environmental Justice!

  • Grow Ahead: Crowdfunding for Climate Resilience

    07/01/2022 Duración: 55min

    Small farmer organizations in the developing world are historically under-resourced, with limited access to the capital needed to grow their organizations and invest in climate solutions. As a crowdfunding platform, Grow Ahead brings together contributions from individuals, businesses, organizations, and grants to fund community-led projects that address the local challenges of climate change. Through raising funds for farmer-led agroforestry projects, Grow Ahead endeavors to invest in climate solutions in a way that is accountable to frontline communities. Tune in today as we talk with Ryan Zinn, Director of Grow Ahead.

  • The Parkinson’s Pandemic: Are We Poisoning Ourselves?

    17/12/2021 Duración: 55min

    Parkinson’s disease, is the fastest growing neurological disorder in the world. Over the past 25 years, the number of people with the condition has jumped from 3 million to over 6 million. In addition to impacting millions of lives and livelihoods, Parkinson’s is poised to crush our healthcare system and our economy. This, while harmful pesticides and other toxic chemicals that contribute to Parkinson’s surround us, disproportionally affecting our farmers, our veterans, and even those in Silicon Valley. The most effective treatment is now a half century old, yet research funding stagnates. In short, we’re failing to stop a runaway train. Tune in as we talk with Dr. Ray Dorsey, co-author of the book, Ending Parkinson’s: A Prescription for Action, about what needs to be done to stem the tide of rapidly increasing Parkinson’s cases.

  • Minnesota’s 350.org Affiliate Continues to Fight Line 3 Pipeline

    10/12/2021 Duración: 50min

    Today we’ll talk with Genna Mastellone, the Pipeline Resistance Organizer at MN350, about a pipeline called Line 3. Tune in as we learn about the impact this project has on drinking water, Indigenous lands, wildlife and the entire Mississippi River. Despite years of protest and legal battles, oil is flowing in Line 3, but the fight continues. Join us for an update from the frontlines.

  • Encore The Most Up to Date Information on PFAS from Rob Bilott

    26/11/2021 Duración: 01h00s

    Rob Bilott’s 20-year legal battle with DuPont exposed a dangerous chemical that no one knew existed outside the companies that manufactured it. PFAS is a family of man-made chemicals that are known to cause serious human health impacts, and in recent months much has happened in public policy and litigation to address PFAS. Tune in as we talk with Rob Bilott about the latest news on “forever chemicals.”

  • Modern Medicine’s Perilous Dependence on Horseshoe Crabs

    12/11/2021 Duración: 55min

    Every drug and vaccine certified by the FDA – including COVID vaccines - must be tested using the horseshoe crab derivative known as Limulus lysate. This has spawned a multimillion-dollar industry involving the license to bleed horseshoe crabs and the rights to their breeding grounds. In his book, Crab Wars, William Sargent presents an insider’s guide to the discovery of the lysate test, the exploitation of the horseshoe crab at the hands of multinational pharmaceutical conglomerates, local fishing interests, and the legal and governmental wrangling over the creatures’ ultimate fate.

  • Opposition to Fair Trade USA and Chobani’s “Fair Trade Dairy”

    05/11/2021 Duración: 54min

    More and more consumers are looking for Fair Trade labeling on products they buy, and earlier this year the first such label for dairy products hit the shelves. However, 30+ labor, human rights, and food justice organizations signed onto a statement opposing the pilot of the standard. Today we will talk to Anna Canning from the Fair World Project about why so many groups oppose the “Fair Trade Dairy” standard. Before you make your next grocery shopping list, be sure to consider whether the dairy products you purchase actually meet your standards for Fair Trade.

  • Life on the Grocery Line: A Frontline Experience in a Pandemic

    17/09/2021 Duración: 53min

    Grocery store workers are the unofficial thin green line between people and food — thrust into a situation that no one saw coming. In 2020, the burden of facing the masses fell on a select few, and Adam Kaat was one of them. Life on the Grocery Line: A Frontline Experience in a Global Pandemic is a powerful, first-hand account drawn from Adam’s “essential” role and his interactions with the best — and the worst — of humanity. Tune in today as we talk with author Adam Kaat about what he witnessed as the thin veil of civility began to unravel when desperation for food supplies came to every neighborhood.

  • The Global Women's Assembly for Climate Justice

    10/09/2021 Duración: 55min

    The Global Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice (Sept 25-30th) is a virtual, international forum hosted by the Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network (WECAN) International. As climate disasters worsen everyday, climate movements worldwide are increasing the pressure on governments and financial institutions to take immediate climate action. The gender-inclusive sessions are designed for people to come together to discuss what inclusive and equitable climate action looks like and to build momentum for the crucial United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP26 in November in Glasgow. This assembly takes place in parallel to the UN General Assembly, which is the last time governments will meet in the lead up to COP26. Tune in today as we talk to the Assembly Convener, Osprey Orielle Lake!

  • Water Woes in the West: Are we In a Megadrought?

    03/09/2021 Duración: 54min

    Look at the U.S. Drought Monitor map, and you will see that the Western United States is in extreme drought conditions. During the California drought of 2012-2016, the state’s Climate Change Assessment report indicated that 2014 was the driest year in 1,200 years. Five years later, we are experiencing an even deeper drought that is impacting everything from food production to hydroelectric power. In 2016, we spoke with Jeff Kightlinger, the GM and CEO of the largest water utility in the country, Metropolitan Water District (MWD), and today he will join us to give us an update on the current state of our water supply and the solutions being considered- both in CA and throughout the West.

  • EcoMetrics – The Business Case for Investments in Nature

    27/08/2021 Duración: 55min

    EcoMetrics is a methodology that captures the Full Value of a project’s environmental, social and economic impacts in a format that is fully documented, verified, and ready for audit. Originally developed by Restore the Earth Foundation to document the value created by their restoration initiatives, EcoMetrics, a cloud based technology and methodology, is now a stand-alone offering. It captures the Full Value of a project’s environmental, social and economic impacts, all fully documented, 3rd party verified, and ready for audit. EcoMetrics applied to a variety of project and activity types, and is a reporting framework that companies of all kinds can use. Tune in today as we speak with the President of EcoMetrics LLC, Edwin Piñero, about how today’s visionary corporations and communities understand that there’s a strong business case to be made that investments in nature based solutions as part of sustainability initiatives.

  • The Rise of Conscious Beauty

    30/07/2021 Duración: 55min

    Nowadays, people are into the holistic approach of personal skincare. People want everything that is clean, natural, and sustainable. From vegan body lotion to organic shampoo, GlossWire is making its debut in the age of conscious beauty and consumers can now easily find brands from around the world that adhere to humane and eco-conscious standards. Tune in as we talk with beauty expert and founder, Kimberly Carney, to discuss how the beauty industry is changing and what ingredients you should look for in conscious beauty products.

  • PFAS in Your Water? You Have Rights.

    16/07/2021 Duración: 55min

    Today we will be speaking with environmental attorney, Dave McCay, about some of the legal questions that are surfacing because of PFAS contamination in water supplies across the U.S. Some of the most pressing questions are: who will pay to remove PFAS from the public water supply - taxpayers?; if the water supply is contaminated and a town supplies bottled water to residents, who pays for that?; and can a resident sue their local government if their illness is connected to PFAS in the drinking water? Tune in and find out what your rights are if PFAS is found in your local water supply.

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