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September 30, 2010 Steve Amos

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.

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July 29, 2010 – Carbon Capture

Scott, Darrick, and Melita

Continuing our carbon series, we talk CO2 today with some great guests in-studio.

GUESTS:

Darrick Eugene, General Counsel for TxCCSA

Scott Anderson, Senior Policy Advisor for Environmental Defense Fund

& Melita Elmore, Coordinator for TxCCSA who helped bring our guests in

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July 22, 2010 Experimental Gardener & Mel Riser

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

Contributor:  Thom White

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July 15, 2010 Austin Eco-Lawn

Gary White talks Sustainable Lawn Care on KOOP Shades of Green

Guest:  Gary White of Austin Eco-Lawn

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July 8, 2010 – Geothermal Energy

Guests:  Maria Richards of Southern Methodist University & Robin Dahlheim of Gulf Coast Green Energy

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Carbon Calculator – tell us your results

Use the EPA’s Household Emissions Calculator to get a rough estimate of your greenhouse gas emissions.  Explore ways you can reduce emissions and energy use, and find out how much $$ you can save by taking action.

We want to know your results!  Use the calculator, and post your results in a comment on this post.

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June 24, 2010

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

Website:  Cape Wind Movie

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June 10, 2010 Natural Remodeling

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’

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June 3, 2010 Cool House Tour

Lucy Stolzenburg and John Hoffner record a Shades of Green ID for KOOP

The first stop on our Shades of Green energy series is the sun.  Today we talk about the Cool House Tour with Lucy from Texas Solar Energy Society.

Guest: Lucy Stolzenburg, Executive Assistant at Texas Solar Energy Society

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May 27, 2010 – Responses to BP Oil Spill

This week on Shades, we take phone calls and hear listener opinions on OIL.   In response to Deepwater Horizon, we flesh out the reactions to BP and the oil industry at large.

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