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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the world population is expanding at a mind-boggling rate. The world reached 1 billion people in 1800; 2 billion by 1922; and over 6 billion by 2000. It is estimated that the population will swell to over 9 billion by 2050. That means that if the world’s natural resources were evenly distributed, people in 2050 will only have 25% of the resources per capita that people in 1950 had. If we intend to leave our children and grandchildren with the same standard of living we have enjoyed, we must preserve the foundation of that standard of living. Go Green Radio is the beginning of an important new shift in the way we treat our world. This grassroots program promotes the very best character traits in children and adults: caring for yourself and caring for others. Through simple, responsible behavior shifts, together we can protect human health through environmental stewardship. Go Green Radio airs live every Friday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the world population is expanding at a mind-boggling rate. The world reached 1 billion people in 1800; 2 billion by 1922; and over 6 billion by 2000. It is estimated that the population will swell to over 9 billion by 2050. That means that if the world’s natural resources were evenly distributed, people in 2050 will only have 25% of the resources per capita that people in 1950 had. If we intend to leave our children and grandchildren with the same standard of living we have enjoyed, we must preserve the foundation of that standard of living. Go Green Radio is the beginning of an important new shift in the way we treat our world. This grassroots program promotes the very best character traits in children and adults: caring for yourself and caring for others. Through simple, responsible behavior shifts, together we can protect human health through environmental stewardship. Go Green Radio airs live every Friday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica.

Location:

Pleasanton, CA

Networks:

VoiceAmerica

Description:

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the world population is expanding at a mind-boggling rate. The world reached 1 billion people in 1800; 2 billion by 1922; and over 6 billion by 2000. It is estimated that the population will swell to over 9 billion by 2050. That means that if the world’s natural resources were evenly distributed, people in 2050 will only have 25% of the resources per capita that people in 1950 had. If we intend to leave our children and grandchildren with the same standard of living we have enjoyed, we must preserve the foundation of that standard of living. Go Green Radio is the beginning of an important new shift in the way we treat our world. This grassroots program promotes the very best character traits in children and adults: caring for yourself and caring for others. Through simple, responsible behavior shifts, together we can protect human health through environmental stewardship. Go Green Radio airs live every Friday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica.

Twitter:

@jillbuck

Language:

English

Contact:

4307 Valley Avenue, Suite 2 Pleasanton, CA 94566 925-289-0145


Episodes

Encore United States of Plastic - A New Series from The Guardian

11/25/2022
What does it mean to recycle plastic? Where does it go, and what is the process for transforming a recyclable plastic bottle or jug into a new product? The answer may shock you. A Guardian report from 11 countries tracks how US waste makes its way across the world – and overwhelms the poorest nations. Today we will be joined by Erin McCormick, one of the U.S.-based journalists for The Guardian working on a new series of articles entitled, “United States of Plastic.” Tune in as she discusses...

Duration:00:55:28

Encore Exposure One Lawyer's 20-Year Battle Against DuPont

11/18/2022
In the upcoming motion picture, Dark Waters, actor Mark Ruffalo plays the character inspired by Robert Bilott, a lawyer specializing in helping big corporations stay on the right side of environmental laws and regulations. His life took an unexpected turn when a West Virginia farmer named Earl Tennant called. He was convinced his cattle were being poisoned by runoff from a neighboring DuPont landfill. Rob ultimately gains access to hundreds of thousands of pages of DuPont documents that...

Duration:00:55:04

Encore Camden City School District: Sustainability-Minded School Meals

11/11/2022
Sustainability in schools includes school meals! Tune in today as we speak with the Senior Director of School Nutrition for the Camden City School District (CCSD) in NJ, Arlethia Brown, MBA, CPFM. She will discuss the many ways she has incorporated sustainability principles into the healthy, appetizing food she and her staff serve the children in Camden, NJ. We will also discuss CCSD’s sustainability work beyond school nutrition in areas like energy conservation and facilities management.

Duration:00:55:23

Talking Trash with Philly City Council Candidate, Terrill Haigler

11/4/2022
Our guest today is a candidate for Philadelphia City Council and a father of three kids (ages 5, 9 and 10), and he just might change the way you think about sanitation workers. Less than three months after accepting the position as laborer for the Philadelphia Sanitation Department, Terrill Haigler became an essential worker. To bridge the gap between residents and sanitation workers he created the Instagram page @_yafavtrashman to give residents an inside look as to what sanitation workers...

Duration:01:00:00

Disposable Single-Use Plastics are Done in a Decade in CA

10/28/2022
California’s new Plastic Pollution Producer Responsibility Act (SB 54) may be the most consequential Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation in a generation. By 2032, the law requires a 25% reduction of single-use plastic packaging and foodservice products; all single-use packaging and foodware (including non-plastic items) be recyclable or compostable; and a 65% recycling rate for plastics. Today we’ll talk with one of a handful of people “in the room where it happened” about how...

Duration:01:00:00

Encore CA’s Recycling and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act

10/21/2022
In November 2022, voters in the Golden State will have a chance to enact legislation to address plastic pollution. Not surprisingly, the ballot measure faces fierce opposition. Today’s guest is the Director of Policy & External Affairs, The Nature Conservancy, CA, Jay Ziegler. Tune in as we discuss the provisions of the ballot measure, why CA state lawmakers have failed to take action previously, and what voters need to know before heading to the polls.

Duration:00:55:28

Encore We Need Fresh Air: School Air Quality Seriously Impacts Students

10/14/2022
Founded by Roger Silveira, We Need Fresh Air is an organization dedicated to improving student achievement one breath at a time. Replacing HEPA filters or installing new school ventilation systems is not enough. School districts must do more to ensure students are breathing fresh, clean air. Classrooms are some of the most densely populated spaces with an average of 30 students per 1,000 square feet, and CO2 build up can be detrimental. Tune in today as we talk with Roger about the...

Duration:00:54:43

Encore Eliminate Food Waste with Therma

10/7/2022
Keeping food waste out of landfills is one of the most significant ways to combat climate change, and recovering edible food for human consumption is one of the most significant ways to combat hunger. Therma is a tech startup that aims to combat food waste with an IoT solution to keep food at safe temperatures. Therma technology is currently deployed across 5,000+ restaurants, retailers and manufacturers with leading brands including Starbucks, McDonalds, Burger King, TGI Fridays,...

Duration:00:55:30

Encore PFAS in Your Water? You Have Rights.

9/30/2022
Today we will be speaking with environmental attorney, Dave McCay, about some of the legal questions that are surfacing because of PFAS contamination in water supplies across the U.S. Some of the most pressing questions are: who will pay to remove PFAS from the public water supply - taxpayers?; if the water supply is contaminated and a town supplies bottled water to residents, who pays for that?; and can a resident sue their local government if their illness is connected to PFAS in the...

Duration:00:55:36

Encore PFAS in Drinking Water: What Every American Should Know

9/23/2022
Today we’ll be joined by Sydney Evans, Science Analyst with the Environmental Working Group, to discuss PFAS, a.k.a. “forever chemicals”, which has been found in municipal water supplies across the U.S. Join us as we discuss the health effects of this family of toxins and steps you can take to protect your family.

Duration:00:55:13

Encore Rebellyous Foods – No Harm. No Fowl.

9/9/2022
Most people have heard about Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, start-up food companies working to bring plant-based foods from the fringe to the mainstream to create a more sustainable and healthier world. While these products are thriving in the marketplace, they are still more expensive than the cost of meat and were developed for the retail sector, making them inaccessible to many...until now. Our guest today is Christie Lagally, CEO and founder of Rebellyous Foods. A mechanical engineer...

Duration:00:55:26

Encore The Parkinson’s Pandemic: Are We Poisoning Ourselves?

9/2/2022
Parkinson’s disease, is the fastest growing neurological disorder in the world. Over the past 25 years, the number of people with the condition has jumped from 3 million to over 6 million. In addition to impacting millions of lives and livelihoods, Parkinson’s is poised to crush our healthcare system and our economy. This, while harmful pesticides and other toxic chemicals that contribute to Parkinson’s surround us, disproportionally affecting our farmers, our veterans, and even those in...

Duration:00:55:41

Encore National Wildlife Federation Addresses Environmental Justice

8/26/2022
Today we’ll be joined by Dr. Mustafa Ali, Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). We will discuss how NWF is operationalizing principles of equity and environmental justice within their organization and across their conservation and education programs. Dr. Ali worked for 24 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He began working on social justice issues at the age of 16 and joined the EPA as...

Duration:00:55:53

The Superbug Killer: Viking Pure Solutions

8/19/2022
Hospitals and other healthcare facilities have been fighting superbugs for years, but they made a resurgence during the pandemic. Superbugs are resistant to antibiotics, and can cause fatal infections, especially among vulnerable populations like hospitalized patients already weakened by serious illness. To date, many of the “solutions” involved harsher and more dangerous chemical cleaning solutions that were harmful to both patients and custodial staff. Today we’ll speak with co-founder and...

Duration:00:56:05

What Your Food Ate

8/5/2022
We’ve all heard the old adage, “You are what you eat.” Today we’ll take that a step further… “you are what your food ate.” Pesticides and herbicides can impact the plants on which we rely for nutrients, and those same plants coupled with antibiotics fed to livestock can impact the meat in our diet. The plants and animals in our diet imbibe what is in the soil and food that nourishes them, and is passed on to us. How does that impact our health, and what are our alternatives? Tune in today as...

Duration:00:55:50

Encore PFAS May Taint Nearly 20 Million Cropland Acres

7/29/2022
The toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS could be contaminating nearly 20 million acres of U.S. cropland, according to an Environmental Working Group (EWG) estimate. Using state data, EWG estimates 5 percent of all crop fields could be using sewage sludge, or biosolids, as a fertilizer, even though it’s often contaminated with PFAS. Once PFAS-contaminated sludge is applied as a fertilizer, the chemicals can build up in food crops, feed crops such as corn and hay, and the animals that eat...

Duration:00:54:57

Newark, NJ Public Schools: A Case Study of Sustainability

7/15/2022
Today we’ll talk to Rodney Williams, Director of Energy and Sustainability for the Newark public school district, a.k.a. Newark Board of Education (NBOE). In recent years, Rodney has led the largest school district in New Jersey to achieve prestigious and rigorous awards in school sustainability. Tune in and listen to his pro tips that can be replicated in school districts across the U.S.!

Duration:00:54:44

Encore The Biomimicry Institute

7/8/2022
Biomimicry is a practice that learns from and mimics the strategies used by species alive today. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies — new ways of living — that solve our greatest design challenges sustainably. The Biomimicry Institute was founded in 2006 by Janine Benyus and Bryony Schwan to share nature’s design lessons with the people who design and make our world, and empower people to create nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet. Today we’ll talk with the...

Duration:00:55:34

Encore What Every American Should Know About Farm Animal Welfare

7/1/2022
On today’s episode we’ll be joined by Josh Balk, VP of Farm Animal Protection at the Humane Society of the United States. Josh leads high-profile political campaigns to pass farm animal welfare laws, including the historic Prop 12 initiative in California which passed in 2018 with more than 60% of the vote. It became the strongest law for farm animals in the world, banning the confinement of egg-laying hens, mother pigs and veal calves in cages. He also pressures fast food corporations and...

Duration:01:00:00

Encore Environmental Equity:Closing the Opportunity Gap in Urban Schools

6/24/2022
Healthy learning environments and high-quality school buildings are the keys to environmental equity and academic achievement. By leveraging sustainability strategies, these outcomes are possible. By improving indoor air and water quality, reducing solid waste, minimizing non-renewable energy usage, and providing nutritious food, urban schools can ensure environmental equity and close the opportunity gap for students. Today we will talk with the author of a new book, “Environmental Equity:...

Duration:00:55:18