Insa Riepen

This Green Earth - October 6, 2015

Oct 6, 2015

On today’s show Chris Cherniak and guest host Katy Wang covered three types of harvesting activities.  First, beekeeper Doug Fryer discussed how he harvests honey from his local hives.  What’s the process like? And what do all those female bees do for the next five months? Then Ken Kullack, executive director of the Summit Community Garden, discusses how their “garden grew.” He also talked about their garlic planting event they will be holding at the garden Saturday, October 10.

Egyptian Theatre Company

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis about the JSSD and Mayflower. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher reviews Wednesday's county council meeting, Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen provides her monthly update and Randy Barton talks about his one-man, two-act performance, Famous and Infamous, this weekend at the Egyptian Theater.

On this episode, hosts Nell Larson and Chris Cherniak spoke with Insa Repien, Executive Director at Recycle Utah.  Insa reflects on Recycle Utah's twenty five years of providing recycling and re-purposing services to the community and what challenges lie ahead. Next up, a conversation with Paul Spitler of the Wilderness Society about the deadline looming for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and what will happen if the fund is not reauthorized by Congress.


Got Glass? Take it to the recycle center that's located off of Bonanza Drive and Kearns Boulevard on Woodbine Way. It's one of the only places in town that will recycle it. Lynn Ware Peak has more.

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.

Tom Kelly

On Tuesday, Park City Rotary presented its annual Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award to Bruce Erickson, whose activities include helping the Glenwood cemetery Association, volunteering for Recycle Utah and serving many years on the City Planning Commission.

The 3rd annual Uncorked Event takes place at the Park City Recycling Center Friday night. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has details.

First up on today's show, Insa Riepen, 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.

This Saturday is the day you can get rid of your hazardous household waste in a way that's safe, responsible, and free to residents. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

To extend Earth Day on April 22, Recycle Utah has come up with 'Sustainability Month', with activities in April and May. Lynn Ware Peek has more.