Thursday, January 27, 2011

January 27, 2011: Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners and Smart-Cookin’ Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture

The rapidly growing alternative food system is made up of people reclaiming their connections to their food and their health. In his new book, Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners and Smart-Cookin’Mamas: Fighting Back In An Age of Industrial Agriculture, forty year veteran of the movement Mark Winne, introduces us to innovative “local doers” leading the charge. Heeding Emerson’s call to embrace that great American virture of self-reliance, these doers are defying the authority of the food conglomerates and taking matters into their own hands.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

January 20, 2011: Expanding the State's Ability to Prevent a Catastrophic Oil Spill

After the release of a recent fact-finding commission on the BP oil disaster, state environmental leaders propose measures to keep Washington waters safe. The legislation, designed to upgrade the state's oil spill protection plan, requires oil companies to increase their capacity to respond to a catastrophic spill. Martha Baskin takes a closer look and talks with those who recognize the vulnerability of a state with some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

January 13, 2011: A Look at Environmental Priorities for the 2011 Legislature: The Clean Water Jobs Act and Budget Solutions

Creating jobs, cleaning up polluted waterways, and finding new sources of funding are key environmental priorities for this year’s legislature. The Environmental Priorities Coalition, a network of 24 leading environmental groups, believes a strong economy and a clean, healthy, and safe environment go hand in hand. Martha Baskin checks out a workshop designed to fire up advance support for the plan.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

January 6, 2011: Green New Year’s Resolutions: Act Locally And Think Globally

Green New Year resolutions is the subject of discussion on this week’s Green Acre Radio. We’ll look at ones you may have overlooked from climate action to ways to make your consumption habits green. We’ll also learn about Clean Energy Victory Bonds, a 21st century take on green financing solutions.

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