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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"Nell and Chris talk about the Edward Abbey documentary titled "Wrenched", showing this Thursday the 9th at Prospector Theater.  Katy Wang, Executive Director of the Park City Film Series and host of the documentary joins them in conversation on this film and the multi-day symposium titled "Re-Imagine Western Landscapes" occurring Friday and Saturday."

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On this episode of This Green Earth, host Chris Cherniak spoke with Matt Pacenza, Executive Director of HEAL Utah about the 2015 Utah State Legislative Session. Paul Murphy of Rocky Mountain Power also joined the show to talk about several of their environmental initiatives, including several Wattsmart programs.

In this St. Patty's Day edition of This Green Earth Chris and Nell first discuss the plans for continued extraction of oil from the Gulf of Mexico with Terry Lin, an analyst with the U.S. Energy Information Administration.Then they speak with David Reed, Senior Policy Advisor with the World Wildlife Fund, about the WWF's new initiative called "In Pursuit of Prosperity".  

Nell and Chris first talk about population growth with David Paxson, President of World Population Balance. Although the planet is on it's way to 8 billion people, recent efforts in the areas of education, health care and technology are beginning to slow the rate of growth.  Then in the second part of the show they discuss the fact that, despite all the news coverage, more of the continental U.S. experienced record warmth than record cold during the month of February. 

In this edition of This Green Earth Chris and Nell speak with  Summit County Sustainability Coordinator Lisa Yoder. Then it's highlights from the news..Clean Air, Beekeepers at airports and the Keystone XL Pipeline.

In this edition of This Green Earth Nell and Chris first speak with Mike Luers, General Manager of the SBWRD, about the proposed expansion of the Silver Creek Waste Water Treatment Facility.  Then, they talk about some of the environmental documentaries shown at Sundance, and finally, they talk about the economic benefits of managing your rooftop heat tape.  That is, No Snow = No Tape.   

Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson from This Green Earth host a special two-hour edition of The Sundance Reel. The duo meet with filmmakers on a live remote at Whole Foods.

A community day coming up Friday will benefit KPCW Radio and usher in the Sundance Film Festival with a live broadcast of The Sundance Reel with KPCW's This Green Earth's hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

In this edition of This Green Earth Chris and Nell first speak with Douglas Chadwick, researcher and author of "The Wolverine Way", a book about wolverine habits and habitats here in the U.S.   Then, they speak with Jeff Masters (a Michigan Wolverine) and Director of Meteorology for Weather Underground.  2014 was the warmest year on record and Jeff helps explain why that occurred, what it means and if 2015 will be more of the same. 

On today's show, Nell and Chris speak with representatives from Echo Spur, a new development of homes being constructed in the Rossi Hill area of Park City. Echo Spur will be incorporating energy efficient construction materials and techniques to reduce electricity and natural gas consumption.   In the second part of the show, they talk about inefficient incandescent bulbs and LED lighting alternatives with Mary Christa Smith, Project Manager of the Summit Community Power Works.

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