Regina Mossotti on Protecting the Wolf Population09/27/14
Regina Mossotti, Director of Animal Care and Conservation at the Endangered Wolf Sanctuary, discusses local efforts to save endangered breeds of wolves, why wolves are frequently misunderstood, and wolves' role in the larger ecosystems.
David and Katie Henry on Climate Change Awareness
David and Katie Henry are Webster Groves residents and climate change response advocates, here they talk to Jean about their experiences at the People's Climate March, which they just got home from before this interview. David also discusses his...
Kim Cella, Citizens For Modern Transit, on Changing Commuter Habits
Kim Cella, Executive Director of Citizens For Modern Transit, discusses CMT's Try & Ride program, which aims to make it as easy as possible for curious commuters to learn how to use St. Louis' Metrolink.
Mark Shapiro on "Carbon Shock"
Mark Shapiro, award-winning environmental journalist and author of “Carbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of the Disrupted Global Economy”, talks with Jean about how carbon, and all greenhouse gasses, are re-shaping our global...
Bill Davit on Growing Prairies
Bill Davit has been growing, restoring, and maintaining prairies and native plants since 1980. Bill and Jean discuss protecting these amazing landscapes despite changing times making it harder to do so. To learn more about prairie conservation, you...
Dr. Joseph Martinich on Enivornmental Economics
Dr. Joseph Martinich, Professor or Environmental Economics at the University of Missouri St. Louis, calls in to discuss what data we're still missing to determine the economic impact of green efforts.
Dr. Raquel Pinderhughes on Green Collar Jobs
This week for Labor Day, Jean re-visits a 2008 Earthworms interview with Dr. Raquel Pinderhughes, researcher and author of the first study to define Green Collar Jobs. Before and after playing the interview, Jean discusses the progress that has been...
Jeffrey Adams, Terrasophia
Jeffrey Adams, Founder and Director of Terrasophia, an ecological design and education firm, talks with Jean about water harvesting. Next week, Jeff will be hosting a series of presentations on this topic: a talk introducing participants to core...
Molly Rockamann, Earthdance Farms
Molly Rockamann, Founder of Earthdance Farms, discusses efforts to pull the community together in Ferguson. There was an outstanding turnout for the Ferguson Farmers Market on Saturday, the Market’s biggest turnout ever for a rainy day, as locals came...
Libby Reuter and Joshua Rowan, Watershed Cairns
Sculptor Libby Reuter and photographer Joshua Rowan discuss "Watershed Cairns: Water Marked With Art", their new exhibition at the Missouri History Museum. Watershed Cairns is a photography installation that focuses on our region's connection to...
Kat Dockery, Open Space Council
Kat Dockery, Executive Director of the Open Space Council, discusses the 47th annual Operation Clean Stream, taking place on August 23rd and 24th. At last year's Operation Clean Stream, more than 3000 volunteers pulled 351 cubic yards of trash out of...
Joe Maxwell, The Humane Society
Joe Maxwell, Vice President of Engagement and Outreach for The Humane Society, discusses more of the potential hidden dangers within Amendment 1.
Aviram Rozin, Sadhana Forest
Aviram Rozin, founder of Sadhana Forest, visited St. Louis this week for a presentation with the Town and Country Green Speaker Series. Sadhana Forest has launched initiatives in Kenya, India, and Haiti to rehabilitate land through ecological...
John Ikerd, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics
John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, discusses Amendment 1, the "Right to Farm" bill that will be on the ballot on August 5th. Jean and John talk about why the name of the proposed amendment can be misleading, and what the...
Kat Logan Smith, Farming Issues Specialist
In August, Missouri voters will vote on Amendment 1. It's called the "Right to Farm" amendment, but is the name deceiving? St Louis enviro-activist Kat Logan Smith discusses whether or not the proposed amendment truly has local farmers' and citizens'...
Suzi Eszterhas and Steve Bircher
Suzi Eszterhas, wildlife photographer and co-author of A Future For Cheetahs, and Steve Bircher, Curator of Mammals at the St. Louis Zoo, discuss the challenges facing cheetahs today. As studies indicate that cheetahs could be extinct in 20 years if...
Stephanie Feldstein, Center for Biological Diversity
Stephanie Feldstein, Population and Sustainability Director for the Center for Biological Diversity, discusses the connection between human population growth and the wildlife extinction crisis. The Center has launched the #CrowdedPlanet campaign,...
Brian DeSmet (Schlafly Farmers Market) and Aaron McMullin (SLU,...
Next week, an IndieGoGo campaign will launch to crowd-fund an initiative to double the buying power of SNAP users at local farmers markets. Here to tell us about it are Brian DeSmet, Market Master for the Schlafly Farmers Market in Maplewood, and...
Cindy Gilberg: A Tribute to a Native Plant Champion
This month, July's issues of The Healthy Planet and Gateway Gardening are paying tribute to Cindy Gilberg (1955-2014), who worked tirelessly to promote native plants, naturescaping, and so much more in the Saint Louis area. Earthworms adds our voice,...
Lisa Cagle, Citizens for Modern Transit
Lisa Cagle, graduate student and intern for Citizens for Modern Transit, talks about the push to make more people in the Saint Louis area comfortable with public transportation. A lot of people consider using busses and the Metrolink to cut back on...
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