Reporter Joe Donnelly shares what prompted him to go in search of a lone gray wolf in the NorthWest. His story in Orion Magazine tells a tale that symbolizes the fight for balance between man and nature.
Like clockwork, the IPCC's big report got pre-empted, buried by wall to wall mainstream media coverage on the government shutdown. But on The Green Front we know what will have the most near--and long term--impact so we'll drill down on the report's key findings and what it means with Geoffrey Feinberg, the Yale Project's research director of climate communications. He'll also talk about Climate Change in the American Mind, their just released findings on growing climate concern in four states: red, blue and in-between.
Dr. Mary Pipher has just released her 9th book, "The Green Boat". The author, activist and psychotherapist will share what prompted this book and what gives her courage, hope and energy to join the noble battle for eco-awareness and action in America.
What do you get when you mix Tea Party Patriots with solar-loving Sierra Clubbers in Georgia? The Green Tea Party Coalition and stirring up the pot is Debbie Dooley who joins us with the story on how this "unholy alliance" got cooked up and why it has the Koch Brothers steamed!
A national eco hotel program is gathering steam as membership doubles in TripAdvisors GreenLeaders hospitality division. Jenny Rushmore talks about progress in the effort to make America's hotels and motels less wasteful and more resource efficient.
The devastating floods in the hills around Boulder, Colorado are being called "biblical" in proportion and not just by environmentally minded folks. Affected residents are
reeling from damage to human life and property. Laura Pritchettis one such local who
has written about the message nature is sending in these extreme weather events.
You may have heard about the recently launched Green Tea Coalition in Georgia. We'll meet one of the founders, Shane Owl-Greason, and hear about the revelations that led to the forming of this "unholy alliance" between Tea Party Patriots and solar-power loving environmentalists, including the Sierra Club. This development is a win-win for the environment and for politics NOT-as-usual as well as containing a template for other seemingly disparate issues and interests.
Alyssa Durnien is a survivor of Hurricane Sandy and field organizer for Occupy Sandy in New Jersey. Hear why it is outrageous that networks such as CNBC have an irresponsible approach to covering climate (or not)!
More than 50 wildfires are burning across the U.S. and some are threatening lives and property.Bill Gabbert, editor of the Wildfire Today website discusses how much of the increased fire activity can be blamed on climate change.
Miles Grant, blogger at www.thegreenmiles.com and Communications Director of The National Wildlife Federation weighs in on the state of climate politics, "free-range blogging" and who's doing what (or not) in the mainstream media eco-sphere.
Jonathan Zaidman, Executive Director of the non-profit group, 1:1 Movement, joins us to discuss their effort to reduce the unnecessary use of plastic straws across the U.S. Hear how you can add your signature to "The Last Straw" effort aimed first at Applebee's chain of restaurants.
If you need some mid-summer eco-inspiration you'll love today's program as we learn about the multi-state "I Will Act on Climate Change" bus tour. Former Virginia congressman, Tom Perriello, shares why he's involved and what gives him hope on the green front.
Fresh from the tide-pools along Northern California's coastline, science author and researcher Mary Ellen Hannibal takes us inside her work to raise awareness of the urgent need to protect biodiversity!
Environmental lawyer, climate activist and founding Director of Citizens Climate Lobby--John Reaves-- shares his recent CCL lobbying experience, weigh in on President Obama's climate plan and (of course) opine on the state of climate coverage.
Betsy talks with two concerned grandparents (one almost a grandma) who'll be marching to D.C. later this month in an action called
"For Our Grandchildren". Hear why this demonstration was organized, and how you can participate, in my conversation with Valerie Serrels and Richard Fireman.
Dr. John J. Berger, a prolific author on climate change joins us for some analysis of Obama's climate plan. He makes his debut appearance on The Green Front with some VERY quotable insights about the urgency of our situation.
We discuss the aftermath of President Obama's climate speech last week as well as the Citizen's Climate Lobby conference in D.C. Attendee and activist, Elli Sparksjoins us to share her experience lobbying members of Congress for a carbon tax, including the ultra-conservative and influential representative, Eric Cantor!
On June 25, President Barack Obama delivered a historic speech on the climate crisis, detailing the history of our understanding of the science, calling upon all of us to be warriors for the protection of our planet, and noting the severe risks we face if we do not take extensive measures TODAY to reduce carbon pollution. On this special episode of "On the Green Front," we broadcast President Obama's historic speech unedited--it is a speech that could rival his 2004 address to the Democratic National Convention in terms of its long-term impact!
Citizen's Climate Lobby Conference's member, Rabbi Judy Weiss explains why this year's conference is shaping up to be the most effective yet when it comes to presenting a carbon tax proposal to Congressional members on BOTH sides of the aisle.
Today in Washington, Heather Zichal, President Obama's point person on climate and energy issues spoke about what's ahead on climate policy. Among those on the panel was Anne Kelly, Program Director with the business investment group, CERES tells us what was discussed at this important meeting.
The group Climate Parents is applauding this week's decision by the Kansas state school board to green light new standards for K-12 that will teach climate change and evolution as key scientific concepts. Climate Parents' Director, Lisa Hoyos, talks about the group's efforts to organize American families around awareness and action on global warming.
If the planet's atmosphere hits a milestone of 400 ppm of green house gases and hardly anyone notices, does it still count? Uhhh.....yes says David Turnbull, Campaigns Director for Oil Change International. We'll hear why this parts-per-million threshold better be a pivot point or else.
The film maker of "Unacceptable Levels" explains whats at stake from exposure to everyday chemicals and what can be done about it. Ed Brown says it starts with awareness and the film, and this interview, tells us what we need to know.