Thursday, December 16, 2010

December 16, 2010: Duwamish River Clean Up Options, the EPA and the South Park Community

When the Duwamish River was declared a Superfund site ten years ago, the intent was to right the damage caused by one hundred years of industrialization. The Superfund law was enacted to clean up hazardous substances that endanger public health and the environment. The threat was typified by the Love Canal disaster in New York and the Valley of the Drums in Kentucky. In this week’s Green Acre Radio, Martha Baskin takes us to a public meeting about clean up options the EPA proposes for Seattle’s embattled river.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

December 9, 2010: Educating a New Wave of Chefs in Sustainable Cuisine: Community College Series Part II

Cultivating the art of producing healthy food that doesn’t harm the environment is a viable job creation strategy across the country. At Seattle Central Community College, the Seattle Culinary Academy has been vital to building the city’s sustainable foods industry. The Academy is one of the first in the nation to offer formal sustainability courses. This week Martha Baskin visited the school’s new "One World Kitchen and Dining Room" to see what’s cooking.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

December 2, 2010: Sustainable Education: Community College Part I

If you’re talking about job potential, community colleges seem to operate in a parallel universe. Emerging as innovators in the field of sustainable energy education, the colleges are moving the clean economy forward, despite the job market. Hone your skills. Think holistically. The jobs will come. Martha Baskin checks in with program at Cascadia Community College.

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