KPCW's This Green Earth

Tuesday, 9-10 AM

Hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson
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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State & Regional
1:25 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

This Green Earth - December 23, 2014

In this edition of This Green Earth Brian McInerney, Senior Hydrologist with the National Weather Service, makes his quarterly visit with Chris and Nell.  They'll discuss the reasons behind our unusually warm Autumn and the record breaking temperatures of December.  Is it a harbinger of things to come? Listen to this podcast of This Green Earth. 

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State & Regional
2:53 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

This Green Earth - December 16, 2014

In this edition of This Green Earth hosts  Chris and Nell first speak with Dan Fagin, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book "Toms River", a true account of a chemical company that first brings jobs, then a Superfund Site, then a cancer cluster to Toms River, New Jersey. After that, they speak with Rachel Otto, Executive Director for Breathe Utah, an air quality advocacy group. Rachel talks about the states recent proposal to ban the use of wood burning fireplaces along the Wasatch Front from November to March.

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State & Regional
3:44 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

This Green Earth - December 2, 2014

Climate Reality

In this edition of This Green Earth, hosts Chris and Nell speak with Bryn Carey, owner of Ski Butlers here in town.  Bryn just returned from a Climate Reality Conference where he became certified as a climate reality trainer.  He'll describe what he learned and what steps he'll take with respect to climate change going forward.  

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State & Regional
6:55 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

This Green Earth - November 25, 2014

The Human Age on KPCW

In this edition of This Green Earth Chris and Nell first speak with Diane Ackerman, author of "The Human Age - The World Shaped by Us".   After that they talk weather, climate and why 2014 will be the warmest on record with Dr. Jeff Masters, Director of Meteorology at the website "Weather Underground".   

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State & Regional
9:35 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

This Green Earth - November 18, 2014

Today, Chris and Nell first speak with Todd Wilkinson, author of "Last Stand - Ted Turner's Quest to Save a Troubled Planet" (and return bison to the American West). Then they speak to Richard Heinberg, a Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute and author of a number of books on energy and the economy including:  "Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future". 

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State & Regional
5:23 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

This Green Earth - November 11, 2014

In this edition of This Green Earth, hosts Chris and Nell talk about how a Republican-controlled House and Senate will impact environmental regulations, the Keystone XL Pipeline and the U.S.E.P.A. David Goldstein, Public Affairs Director with the NRDC is their guest.

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State & Regional
4:07 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

This Green Earth - November 4, 2014

In this edition of This Green Earth,  hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson welcome Tina Smith and Francis Millard who are members of the Friends of Kamas Valley to talk about the proposed Tesoro pipeline.

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State & Regional
3:58 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

This Green Earth - October 28, 2014

In this edition of This Green Earth hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson first have Insa Riepen of Recycle Utah on to discuss water conservation and hazardous waste. Then Jason Utgaard, owner of the Spotted Door, an online business that sells only recycled and re-purposed goods. Finally Bryn Carey, owner of Ski Butlers who is on his way to Rio to attend Al Gore's Climate Reality Project training.

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Sustainable Living
2:03 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

This Green Earth - October 21, 2014

  In this edition of This Green Earth, Chris and Nell first speak with Brian Kahn, a local financial advisor. They talk about how one can set up an investment portfolio that matches your environmental values and beliefs.  In the second part of the show, they speak with local citizens who are in support of Proposition 1, a referendum which considers $25 million dollars to purchase open space and recreational facilities. 

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Environmental Issues
5:04 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

This Green Earth - October 14, 2014

In this edition of This Green Earth Chris Cherniak and guest co-host Carolyn Frankenberg first speak with Charles Nuckolls, a member of MESA, Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance.   After that, they speak with Elizabeth Royte about her article in National Geographic Magazine titled The High Cost of Food Waste.  Farmers, shippers, supermarkets and restaurants are all employing tactics to reduce the amount of food loss and food waste.

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