Chris Cherniak talks topics of sustainability. His first guest is Lisa Yoder, Sustainability Coordinator for Summit County, who has details on the 2014 - 2016 sustainability plan. Then, Brian McInerney, from the National Weather Service, is in to talk about weather and climate.
First on today's show, hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson talk with Lt. Col. Chip Elliott, an instructor of chemistry at the U.S. Military Academy. He'll reveal what the Army is doing in the areas of energy consumption and reduction. Author Emma Marris will follow to discuss her writings on nature and her book Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-wild World.
First guest is Nicky DeFord with Vail Resorts. She'll be talking about the company's various environmental programs and projects, both in Colorado and here at Canyons. After that will be Jennifer Jackenthal, the director of PCCAPs. Joining Jennifer will be Mike Wongwho will be describing one of the larger student-led designs; a plan to install solar panels on the roof ofthe high school.
Nell and Chris first talk to Tim Fehr, the project manager for the solar panel installation at The Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church. Then they speak with Scott Kay of Metech Recycling, a business that specializes in disassembling and recycling electronic products and waste.
First up, representatives from Chipotle Restaurant join Nell and Chris to talk about their mission of "Food with Integrity", along with their new online series called "Farmed and Dangerous". After that, they speak with author Fred Pearce about a piece he wrote for Conservation Magazine which describes the relationship TV is having on third-world women and fertility rates.
Chris and Nell's first guest is Brent Giles, Chief Sustainability Officerfor Powder Corp, which includes Park City Mountain Resort. Brent will talk about "Protect Your Playground" a contest soliciting ideas from individuals on how to protect your natural surroundings and playgrounds, and how that idea could win you up to $2500! Their second guest, Kevin Emersen, Senior Policy and Regulatory Associate with Utah Clean Energy, provides an update on all those clean air bills being considered by the state legislature.
Nell and Chris chat with Dr. Devra Davis, re-known Epidemiologist and author of "When Smoke Ran Like Water", a book which chronicles the history of air pollution in the U.S. and it's impacts on human health. She alsotalks about the harm cell phones can cause from microwave radiation.
Chris and Nell first speak with Matt Pacenza, Policy Director at HEAL Utah, about the upcoming "clean air" bills being sent to the Utah State Legislature.Then they speak with Ken Wishnia, author of the environmental crime novel "The Glass Factory".
Alive Inside, Dinosaur 13, Marmato filmmakers as well as Rick Brough and Sundance's Trevor Groth and Jarom Rowland. This Green Earth hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson welcome the very first of the Sundance Film Festival filmmakers, reviewers, movers and shakers.
KPCW's This Green Earth heads to the airwaves again for the Sundance Film Festival with a live remote at Park City's Whole Foods Market. And as a lucky coincidence, it is also Whole Foods' 5% Day for KPCW. So stop by to check out the show, meet the hosts and shop for the benefit of local public radio!
Produced by Beth Fratkin. Special thanks to Roger Crawford and Whole Foods for help with the live remote.