Steve Amos, the Co-Director for Green Ribbon Schools in Austin Texas describes his green initiative in Texas schools. He is helping encourage students to implement environmental and energy savings project in their school. His goal is to reach out to 10,000 students on Facebook to join the non-profit Green Ribbon Schools.
Mel Riser is on the phone from Florida to talk NASA, permaculture, DIY solar panels, and how he reduced his electricity bills by $100 a month by re-roofing his house. It’s easier than it sounds, at least Mel makes it sound easy. Listen up for some inspiration and sustainability tips.
Also on Shades of Green today, hear the first installment of The Experimental Gardener by Thom White. And stay tuned for more of this occasional series.
Guest: Mel Riser, Configuration Management Specialist at ASRC Aerospace/NASA
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We continue our energy series this week with WIND. In light of Deepwater Horizon and BP’s big mess in the Gulf, will windfarms get a boost? We talk to documentary producer Robbie Gemmel about the Cape Wind Project, a proposal to build the nation’s first offshore windfarm in Nantucket Sound. Drama has long been boiling over this plan, with the most recent development being an approval stamp from Minerals Management Service. We talk Texas wind, Cape Wind, and how the BP disaster sheds light on wind energy for America.
Guest: Robbie Gemmel, Producer, Cape Wind Movie: The Fight for the Future of Power in America
This week we talk Natural Remodeling with Carol Venolia on the phone from California. She gives us insight into how to increase our well being indoors using nature. She also tells us her plans for the Luscious Living Series here in Austin.
Guest: Carol Venolia, Columnist for Natural Home Magazine, & Author of ‘Natural Remodeling for the Not So Green House’