Jeffrey Adams, Terrasophia08/18/14
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...
Andrew Wyatt, Missouri Botanical Garden
Andrew Wyatt, Vice President of Horticulture at the Missouri Botanical Garden, explains corpse flowers-- unusual plants that smell terrible when they bloom, but still attract crowds of fascinated observers because of how rarely they bloom. Despite how...
Courtney White, Author of "Grass, Soil, Hope"
Author and rancher Courtney White discusses his new book, "Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey Through Carbon Country". The book explores the concept of carbon farming, and how a small increase in the carbon content of the Earth's soil could radically reduce...
Chad Schubert, Microgrid Solar
Chad Schubert, commercial solar consultant for Microgrid Solar, discusses Microgrid's status as the first B-Corp (certified Beneficial Corporation) in St. Louis. Jean and Chad also talk about what B-Corps are, how certification works, and how...
Terry Winkelmann, Sustainable Backyard Tour
Terri Winkelmann, coordinator of the Sustainable Backyard Tour, stops by to tell Jean about the 4th annual event taking place this Sunday from 11 to 4 PM. There will 40 stops this year of all kinds, and you can explore as many as you can to see what...
Eco Elvis, Parts 1 and 2
Eco Elvis calls in to talk about his trip to Saint Louis, his environmental heroes, and getting the message out.
Joyce Gorrell and Rachel McCalla, Green Homes Festival
Guest host DJ Wilson talks to Joyce Gorrell and Rachel McCalla about the 2014 Green Homes Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Mara Higdon, Gateway Greening
Mara Higdon, Assistant Director of Gateway Greening, discusses the Regional Community Garden Walking Tour in the Tower Grove and Shaw neighborhoods.
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