Chris Cherniak

Co-host of KPCW's This Green Earth.

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In honor of Earth Day, This Green Earth looks at environmental stewardship in terms of acts, educationand advocacy.  First, Dee Williams discusses the growing "tiny house" movement in the U.S. and why she enjoys living in an 84 square foot house.   Then Lisa Schneider of Habitat for Humanity comes on to talk about their latest LEED certified home, and finally Brent Giles from POWDR Corporation stops by to announce the winners of "Protect Your Playground".

This week Chris and guest co-host Larry Warren talk to Paul Murphy of Rocky Mountain Power abouttheir plans to build a 2 mega watt solar power plant in the southern part of the state.  An interesting development in light of the fact that Rocky Mountain Power stated just last year that they had no plans to develop new renewable energy systems over the next ten years.  Why the change?

Andrea Morgan joins Nell and Chris in the first part of the show to talk about genetically modified organisms and genetically engineered crops.  After that Nell provides an update on Alaska's Pebble Mine project and Chris explains the linkage between fracking and seismic activity.

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.

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This Green Earth - March 11, 2014

Mar 11, 2014

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.

 

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