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Moir’s Environmental Dialogues

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With the knowledge of Carson and the courage of Achilles, individuals are steadfastly going the distance to defend wildlife and ecosystems from assaults of environmental degradations and destructions. Join environmental studies scientist Dr. Rob Moir for lively dialogue and revealing narrative inquiry into how individuals are overcoming the obstacles turning forlorn hope into effective actions for oceans, rivers, watersheds, wildlife and ecosystems. Discover how listening to individuals, thinking locally, and acting in concert with other, you can act to save ecosystems. Got environmental stewardship? Become an Eco-steward. Act to bring about a greener and blue Planet Earth.

With the knowledge of Carson and the courage of Achilles, individuals are steadfastly going the distance to defend wildlife and ecosystems from assaults of environmental degradations and destructions. Join environmental studies scientist Dr. Rob Moir for lively dialogue and revealing narrative inquiry into how individuals are overcoming the obstacles turning forlorn hope into effective actions for oceans, rivers, watersheds, wildlife and ecosystems. Discover how listening to individuals, thinking locally, and acting in concert with other, you can act to save ecosystems. Got environmental stewardship? Become an Eco-steward. Act to bring about a greener and blue Planet Earth.

Location:

Somerville, MA

Networks:

VoiceAmerica

Description:

With the knowledge of Carson and the courage of Achilles, individuals are steadfastly going the distance to defend wildlife and ecosystems from assaults of environmental degradations and destructions. Join environmental studies scientist Dr. Rob Moir for lively dialogue and revealing narrative inquiry into how individuals are overcoming the obstacles turning forlorn hope into effective actions for oceans, rivers, watersheds, wildlife and ecosystems. Discover how listening to individuals, thinking locally, and acting in concert with other, you can act to save ecosystems. Got environmental stewardship? Become an Eco-steward. Act to bring about a greener and blue Planet Earth.

Language:

English

Contact:

12 Eliot Street Cambridge, MA 02138 617-661-6647


Episodes

The Green Amendment, constitutional right to healthy environment

9/19/2019
Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware River Keeper and author of the book: The Green Amendment, securing our rights to a healthy environment talks with Rob. It is always an uphill battle to stop polluting. People believe they may do whatever they like on property they own without regard for how their actions harm neighbors and people downstream. When fracking threatened to destroy land and drinking water, Maya van Rossum and other petitioners, successfully made the case that people have rights to...

Duration:00:54:33

Cleaning the waters of Floridas St. Johns River

9/12/2019
St. Johns (FL) Riverkeeper, Lisa Rinaman talks about cleaning the waters of a river once labeled #6 on a list of America’s Ten Most Endangered Rivers. The new State of the Lower St. Johns River Basin Report looks at water quality, fisheries, aquatic life and contaminants. With the link between excess lawn fertilizing and harmful algal blooms established, FL Friendly landscaping ordinances have been implemented. Nutrient levels have declined. Worsening trends are salinity rising, nonnative...

Duration:00:54:19

Of bluefin tuna saiga saola giant ibis orangutan rhino and pangolin

9/5/2019
Tom Sanders with the Worldly Adventures of Archibold Clutterbuck and Friends talks with Rob about a new homeschooling education program featuring endangered wildlife teetering on the brink of either survival or extinction. To learn more about tigers of the sea known as bluefin tuna, educators and students are invited to visit the Ocean River Institutes page webpage. Tom presents an innovative and engaging education program. Rob describes why save the infamous orangutan, rhinos and pangolin,...

Duration:00:53:54

Climate Change and Carbon: Talking Carbon Capture with Ed Smith of Indigo Ag and Efficiency with Energy Consultant David Wagner

8/1/2019
This week ORI Intern Morgan Berman and Rob focus on the element that makes up all life: carbon. Excessive carbon in the atmosphere is the driver of climate change. First, we talk with Ed Smith, Head of Carbon at Indigo Ag, a budding agricultural technology company. Ed speaks about Indigo’s newly-announced Terraton Initiative, which is garnering global attention and local business in our native city of Boston. Indigo Carbon is a two-pronged program, using seed microbiology and artificial...

Duration:00:57:29

Working with the Environment, Small Fish to Big Fish

7/18/2019
This week on Moir's Environmental Dialogues Morgan and Jessie speak with two environmentalists from different perspectives. First, they speak with Carla Giannattasio who works for Hilton International on their Corporate Responsibility Team. Carla speaks about her experience working with smaller nonprofits in comparison to the larger corporate atmosphere of which she is currently a part and explains what she has learned so far from her post. Next, Jessie and Morgan Speak with Melissa...

Duration:00:42:10

Food: security, sovereignty and justice

7/11/2019
On this week’s program, Jessie and Morgan host two guests to discuss issues of food access from different perspectives. Erica Satin Hernandez, Coordinator at Shape-Up Somerville, speaks with interns Morgan and Jessie this week on the radio show about many of the wonderful initiatives in the works to offer healthy options to residents of Somerville. Erica discusses her trajectory through the food security world, and talks about the intersectional nature of tackling community health...

Duration:00:52:05

Encore: Scallops 4: Sea, Bay, King and Queen Scallops

5/9/2019
Sea scallops have black eyes and bay scallops are blue-eyed. Skylar Bayer describes the survival strategies of bay and sea scallops in Maine. Bryce Stewart tells of the life of king and queen scallops in Scotland. Young king scallops wear byssus threads to hold onto to high-rise hardscapes. Adolescent scallops loose the threads to become remarkably active, out maneuvering crabs at the click of a claw. Adult scallops settle in to a low-profile couch-potato lifestyle on ocean floors where the...

Duration:00:56:01

Extinction Rebellion to Stave Off the Anthropocene Extinction

2/7/2019
Rupert Read and Alison Green talk with Rob about a new movement of rabble-rousers speaking truth to power, out of the UK, calling all to address Climate Change, to action to avert the climate crisis affecting us all, and to put off the Anthropocene extinction. The Extinction Rebellion is an international social movement that aims to drive radical change, through nonviolent resistance, in order to avert climate breakdown and minimize the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse. We’ll...

Duration:00:55:35

Saving the Ocean in Concert with Industries and Corporations

1/31/2019
Paul Holthus talks about saving the ocean by bringing industries and corporations together to form the World Ocean Council. Paul will tell us about some of the international ocean conservation issues the Council is working on, including adaptations for climate change, port waste facilities, plastic pollution, biodiversity in international waters, mineral mining, environmental impact statements in vast ocean areas, marine spatial planning, and responsible management of the Arctic’s Northwest...

Duration:00:55:56

Greta and Svante Thunberg w Marten Thorslund talk Climate Crisis

1/17/2019
Swedish Climate Change Activist Greta Thunberg with Dad, Svante, and Marten Thorslund, We Don’t Have Time spoke at UN Conference in Poland. Greta holds adults responsible for stealing the future of children to live in luxury. Svante tells of the changes his family had to make in response to the crisis. Marten tells of finding and interviewing Greta before the Parliament House with a black and white cardboard sign “School Strike for Climate.” Rob Moir tells of their time together in Katowice...

Duration:00:50:42