KPCW's This Green Earth

Tuesday, 9-10 AM

Hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson
Credit Mark Maziarz

This Green Earth is a weekly, hour long program that focuses on the environment and environmentalism. Co-hosts Christopher Cherniak and Nell Larson explore the science, politics, economics and ethics behind the environment, natural resources and sustainability.

The program includes interviews with local and national experts in the fields of water resources, air quality, environmental policy, fossil and renewable fuels, climate, conservation, ecosystems, agriculture, aquaculture and sustainability.

TGE has interviewed a number of individuals from different environmental fields including: writers Andrew Revkin, Terry Tempest Williams, Craig Childs, Richard Louv and Paul Erlich; politicians like the Mayors of Park City and Salt Lake City; policy analysts from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Defense Fund; scientists and researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium to the National Weather Service; and, local sustainable business owners from Copper Moose Farm, Main Street Olive Oil Company, Whole Foods Market and Fairweather Natural Foods.

Christopher Cherniak is an environmental engineer with nearly 30 years experience as an environmental consultant. Nell Larson is an environmental scientist , educator and a graduate of the Yale School of Forestry. Together, they direct This Green Earth's mission, which is to educate listeners about the importance of environmental preservation, conservation and stewardship.

Contact Chris and Nell via email at thisgreenearth@kpcw.org.

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What People are Saying About This Green Earth

"This Green Earth offers an in-depth analysis of current environmental issues that affect our local and global community.  The conversations between the hosts and their guests is enlightening and challenging, but at the same time has a light touch that makes the issues accessible to a wide listening audience.  An invaluable resource for our community." Katy Wang

"This Green Earth does an excellent job recruiting knowledgeable and interesting guests.  As someone who's been involved in the "green" sector for many years, I'm consistently impressed with the ability of Katie and Nell to introduce me to something new!"  Tyler Paulsen, former Sustainability Office, Park City Municipal

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Environmental Issues
5:22 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

This Green Earth - September 2, 2014

On this episode of KPCW's This Green Earth, Chris and Nell consider the value of electric  vehicles with Rebecca Gillis. She's a Heber resident who has had a great experience with her electric vehicle.

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Environmental Issues
12:27 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

This Green Earth - August 26, 2014

It's all about mountains and trees on this episode of KPCW's This Green Earth. Chris and guest host Lynn Ware Peek kicked off the show with a conversation with Ann Ober of Park City Municipal about the latest round of meetings held by Mountain Accord, a group evaluating the impacts which population and economic growth will have on the Central Wasatch Mountains. Chris and Lynn then spoke with Darren McAvoy and Jason Barto about the 13th Annual Timber Tour happening this Saturday (August 30).

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State & Regional
12:08 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

This Green Earth - August 19, 2014

The KPCW Summer Pledge Drive is well underway and on this episode of KPCW's This Green Earth, Nell and Chris spoke at length about a couple of organizations that are big KPCW supporters; Swaner Eco Center and Summit Land Conservancy.

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State & Regional
5:05 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

This Green Earth - August 12, 2014

Mike Luers, General Manager of the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District joined the show to talk about water, sewage and how it's all managed. News items discussed on this episode also included Roundup and Roundup resistant weeds, red tides off the coast of Florida and the XL pipeline.

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State & Regional
2:07 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

This Green Earth - August 5, 2014

Nell and Chris kicked of this episode with a conversation about Engineers Without Borders. Jessica Karz, a Park City High School graduate and Chemical Engineering major at Montana State University,  joined the show to talk about her month spent working on a drinking water project in Kenya.  Amy Roberts of Park City Medical Center and John Nuffer from Falling Water, Inc. then stopped in for an update about the community garden located at the medical center.

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State & Regional
4:20 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

This Green Earth - July 29, 2014

On this episode, Chris and Nell kicked off the show with a conversation about the U.S. meat industry and it's impacts on the environment with Emily Cassidy, a research analyst with the Environmental Working Group. They then moved on to news items including Chines coal, Indonesian shrimp and western groundwater.

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State & Regional
3:09 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

This Green Earth - July 22, 2014

In the first segment of today's show, Nicky DeFord with Vail Resorts joined Chris and Nell to talk about Vail's ongoing efforts in environmental sustainability. In the second segment, Stephanie Dolmat-Connell of the University of Utah and Lisa Yoder of Summit County joined the show to talk about the University's "Community Solar" program. Finally, Nell and Chris share why it's a bad idea to leave your car running, unattended, with the air conditioner on, just to keep your dog cool.

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State & Regional
2:48 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

This Green Earth - July 15, 2014

Nell and Chris were joined on today's show by Sarah Wright, Executive Director of Utah Clean Energy, an environmental advocacy group which promotes education and awareness in the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Later in the show, they covered some additional environmental news items, including how much electricity your cable box actually consumes and many people it actually takes to install an oil pipeline (hint; it's way less than a thousand).

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State & Regional
2:04 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

This Green Earth - July 8 2014

Climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann joined the show to talk about his ongoing efforts to raise awareness of climate change issues and the many issues arising from efforts. Local beekeeper Doug Fryer also joined to show to talk about the state of bees, colony collapse, etc. This show originally aired in May of 2014.

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State & Regional
1:43 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

This Green Earth - July 1 2014

Chris & Nell

First up on today's show, Insa Repien, Executive Director of Recycle Utah, joined the show to discuss renewable energy, solid waste issues and the anti-idling ordinance. Park City Silly Market also dropped by for an update on their Zero Waste program.

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