Hosts Nell Larson and Chris Cherniak save the world once again with their latest installment of This Green Earth.
Chris and Nell first speak with Lisa Schneider of Habitat for Humanity and Jeff Hymas with Rocky Mountain Power about Habitat's most recent home on Marsac Avenue - it's "wattsmart". Then, they speak to Insa Riepen of Recycle Utah about all the holiday waste that's actually recyclable, fruitcake excluded.
Today's guest is Adam Minter, author of "Junkyard Planet", a look into the ugly, yet profitable world of recycling; and why so much of our "waste" ends up in China, only to be recycled into cheap stuff we can't wait to buy.
Jason Utgaard, owner of The Spotted Door, an online shopping experience, joins Chris and Lynn this morning. The Spotted Door sells only items which are made from at least 50% recycled material. He joins us in-studio to discuss why he started the business and what’s available.
Kerry Kelly, Environmental Engineer and researcher at the U. is on first talking about her study relating wood smoke and poor air quality. Then Dr. Michelle Hofmann, Pediatrician, on the second half to discuss the health impacts associated with PM 2.5 and ozone exposure to children.