Chris Cherniak

Co-host of KPCW's This Green Earth.

Ways to Connect

Susan Nedell with E2 joins Chris and Nell in the first half of the program.  E2 advocates for renewable portfolio standards and energy efficiency.  In the second half of the show: Summit County has launched a pilot program which offers a professional home energy assessment to the first 100 eligible homeowners whose primary residence is in the county. The program started October 22 and County Sustainability Manager Lisa Yoder joins the program to discuss how things are progressing, what the cost is to participate and if there is still time to sign up.

In Biting the Hands That Feed Us, Food lawyer Baylen Linnekin tells the human stories of farmers, food producers, sellers and consumers who have been hurt by bad food laws and how these rules can be fixed and simplified. In the second segment of the program, Chris and Nell talk with Jill Jonnes, author of the book, Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and people in the American Cityscape. She discusses the history of trees in our urban landscape.

This Green Earth - October 11, 2016

Oct 11, 2016

Today Nell and Chris cover a number of environmental stories in the news, including record high carbon dioxide levels, record purchases of electric vehicles and how much coal your solar panels save. 

The Mountain Life - October 5, 2016

Oct 5, 2016

Today Lynn Ware Peek and guest co-host Chris Cherniak speak with Angela Dirkers from the Dog Dive. Then it’s the stuff in our stomach. Microbes.  Lynn and Chris speak with Marie-Claire Arrieta who has co-written a book – Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World.

  Today's first guest is Zach Frankel, Executive Director of the Utah Rivers Council.  Zach discusses the proposed Bear River Diversion Project.   Then Cory Fisher of Trout Unlimited comes on to discuss TU's latest report titled:  We are Public Lands.  Finally, Molly Brooks from Recycle Utah comes on to talk about the Household Hazardous Waste Collection event scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 8th at the  Canyons Parking lot.           

The Mountain Life - September 28, 2016

Sep 28, 2016

First guest is Luke Cartin, Environmental Sustainability Manager at Park City Municipal. Guest number two is Craig Sanchez who is retiring after 24 years with Park City Municipal. The last guest on the program is Esther Gokhale talking about easing  back pain  with the Gokhale Method. 

The first guest on the program is Sarina Jepsen of the Xerces Society  who discusses the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee and a proposal to list the bee on the Endangered Species List.  The second guest is Brian McInerney of the National Weather Service.  He discusses why this past summer was so hot and dry.  

This Green Earth - September 20, 2016

Sep 20, 2016

Recently, a local nonprofit dedicated to protecting animals, has worked with the Utah Department of Transportation to extend the existing animal barriers that line a portion of I-80 near Parleys Summit.  Save People, Save Wild Life,  is the name of this nonprofit.  Jim Clarke and Sharon Cantwell from this group join us in the first part of the program to discuss the program.  Then, in the second half of the show we’ll catch up with Dr.

This Green Earth - September 6, 2016

Sep 13, 2016

Chris and Nell’s first guest is Matt Pacer, a director of Heal Utah, a nonprofit which focuses on Utah environmental policy.  The second guest on the program is Steven Trimble, photographer and writer who discusses a new book in support of the Bears Ears National Monument.  

  Jason Barto with the non- profit Wasatch Back Trees joins us in the first part of the show to discuss how our backyard trees and forests fared this summer.  And some tree planting events Wasatch Back Trees is holding in September.  Then in the second half of the program, Courtney Caplan joins Chris to talk about what EATS Park City has been doing this past summer and their upcoming event Sunday, September 18th.