Gil Friend, founder and President of NaturaLogic discusses his book "The Truth About Green Business" as well as high and low points for the environment in 2010. The always knowledgeable author, speaker and consultant is optimistic, despite setbacks in climate legislation, that 2011 will bring progress on the green front!
Betsy recaps her experience 'defending' global warming to the doubters on Fox TV who think the more it snows, the bigger 'the hoax'. Au contraire, this is what climate change looks like as you'll hear Betsy explain in this audioclip from the Sean Hannity television show on December 27th. Note how the deny-asaurs devolve to talk of alien spacecraft when they can't come up with any earthly explanations for extreme weather. And then they bring up the notion of "cognitive dissonance' - look in the mirror guys!
Joseph Romm is a senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. His blog is Climate Progress. He weighs in on the just concluded talks in Cancun. You'll hear why Bolivia went ballistic, Japan jousted over extending Kyoto Protocol and Mexico managed to save the day, and dignity, of U.N. climate negotiations which had derailed in Copenhagen and are now back on track.
Here is a first hand report from the UN climate conference in Cancun where a gathering of national representatives from around the world is in its second week of discussions. Debi Barker, International Director of The Center For Food Safety, tells us how the talks are progressing and what we as consumers can do - in the absence of government leadership - to reduce our carbon footprints with our forks!
Erika Schreder, staff scientist with the Washington Toxics Coalition is the author of new research (pdf format) which finds a controversial hormone disrupting chemical, Bisphenol A (BPA) is commonplace on our beloved cash, and receipts. She explains why the color of money is NOT green, thanks to BPA!
Kelly Coleman is the founder of Save The Rain - she’ll inspire you as she embodies the power of one person to make a lasting difference, one drop at a time! Learn how only $15.00 dollars can save a life - literally!
Joel Francis, a college senior has issued a challenge to Tea Party financier, Charles Koch, to put his mouth where his money is with a debate about Prop 23! Here on YouTube. Koch has declined to meet with Joel.
Samantha Feld is a recent college graduate who spent her summer biking across the U.S. to raise money and awareness for affordable, green housing. The Bike and Build program is growing, tracking both the bicycle and green building trends.
Could this be the week our President made an eco u-turn on renewable energy? It just may be a tipping point - or let's hope - for solar power. Just 24 hours after the Obama administration gave a green light to have solar panels installed on the White House next spring, President Nasheed, of the sinking Maldive Island nation, had the Sungevity company put solar panels on his official residence. Sungevity founder, Danny Kennedy, talks about the significance of these back-to-back developments.
Follow the oil and follow the oil money! That's the theme of today's program as we check in with Dr. Riki Ott, still at her command post in the Gulf of Mexico where several inches of oil have been discovered on the seabed floor between the site of Deepwater Horizon disaster and the coastline.
We'll find out what that portends for the marine ecosystem as well as what's happened to fishing and tourism in the wake of the great oil kill.
Proposition 23 on California's November ballot, is an initiative largely bank-rolled by three oil companies based outside the Golden State. David Hochschild, with the No on 23 Campaign joins us to pull the curtain back on this effort to reverse groundbreaking climate change legislation, and just when we need it most!
Eco-adventurer Roz Savage is back on The Green Front! Just back from Asia where she wrapped up her most recent row, Roz takes a few minutes out from working on a second book to share her unique wisdom and wit with
The solo ocean rower has much to teach all of us about the power of one ("not just a drop in the ocean") and both her eco-exploits and life lessons will inspire you for years to come.
After a dozen years and four lawsuits the EPA has finally set rules limiting how much mercury and other toxins cement plants can release. Given that cement plants are among the top three biggest contributers to methylmercury emissions this a big deal development!
We talk with the attorney who led those lawsuits, Jim Pew, with Earthjustice.
Diane MacEachern of The Big Green Purse is a longtime environmental activist who believes greenpower lies in our spending choices. She tells us about an innovative and hugely successful grassroots campaign to get grocers to carry more earth friendly products.
On this, the 100th day since the worst U.S. environmental catastrophe began, we meet a finalist in the government’s search for a service that can best safely remove oil residue from Gulf state beaches. David McCallister is co-principal in a company called Environmental Solutions, that has developed a biodegradable, non-toxic clear substance that can be sprayed onto shores and easily removed, taking oil with it, without harm to marine life or humans. This is a Green Front exclusive as David’s company awaits final word in a bidding process which included some 3,600 applicants!
Rachel Finlay Ginis is a LEED-accredited building contractor, designer and founder of the Citizen's Climate Lobby in Marin County, California. She is just back from Washington DC where she met with dozens of legislators to lobby for a strong energy bill that includes a new carbon policy concept known as “fees and dividends”, a better alternative to “cap and trade”, from a practical and political perspective.
Julia Whitty, just back from the Gulf Coast and just in time to launch her new book Deep Blue Home. Whitty is passionate about our need to wake up to the gifts of our seas and to ‘seize’ the moment of this oil catastrophe to make a sea change!