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, Sustainability Office, Park City Municipal

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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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Environment
1:23 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

This Green Earth - June 24, 2014

First, Nick Comerford, University of Florida professor discusses soil erosion and soil loss.  Soil is a non-renewable resource, and once gone, it's nearly impossible to replace.  Then, Matt Pacenza, Policy Director with HEAL Utah comes on the second half to discuss Rocky Mountain Power's request to add a monthly $4.25 fee to owners of solar panels.

 

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Environment
11:47 am
Tue June 17, 2014

This Green Earth - June 17, 2014

Chris and Nell first talk weather and climate with Brian McInerney, Senior Hydrologist for the National Weather Service.  Then, they speak to Robert Michael Pyle, lepidopterist and noted author, about butterflies; their habits and amazing migratory patterns.

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Environment
4:16 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

This Green Earth - June 10, 2014

Chris and Nell first speak with Matt Abbott from PCMC Sustainability Department about the plans to install almost 800 solar panels on the roof of the MARC.  Then they cover some items in the news including how air conditioners in Phoenix are raising nighttime air temperatures.

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Environment
3:43 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

This Green Earth - June 3, 2014

Nell and Chris first speak with David Gottfried, co-founder of the U.S. Green Building Council and author of "Explosion Green - One Man's Journey to Green the World's Largest Industry".  Then they summarize and discuss the impact of yesterday's announcement from the EPA to establish regulations which would further reduce carbon emissions from power plants.

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Environment
12:58 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

This Green Earth - May 27, 2014

Professor Emeritus Stephen Kellert joins Nell and Chris in the first half of the show to discuss his book: "Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern World".  After that, they discuss some items in the news including record carbon dioxide concentrations in the northern hemisphere.

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