This Green Earth

Tuesday, 9-10 AM

Hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson
Credit Mark Maziarz

This Green Earth is a weekly, hour-long program that focuses on the environment and environmentalism. Co-hosts Christopher Cherniak and Nell Larson explore the science, politics, economics and ethics behind the environment, natural resources and sustainability.

The program includes interviews with local and national experts in the fields of water resources, air quality, environmental policy, fossil and renewable fuels, climate, conservation, ecosystems, agriculture, aquaculture and sustainability.

TGE has interviewed a number of individuals from different environmental fields including: writers Andrew Revkin, Terry Tempest Williams, Craig Childs, Richard Louv and Paul Erlich; politicians like the Mayors of Park City and Salt Lake City; policy analysts from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Defense Fund; scientists and researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium to the National Weather Service; and, local sustainable business owners from Copper Moose Farm, Main Street Olive Oil Company, Whole Foods Market and Fairweather Natural Foods.

Christopher Cherniak is an environmental engineer with nearly 30 years experience as an environmental consultant. Nell Larson is an environmental scientist , educator and a graduate of the Yale School of Forestry. Together, they direct This Green Earth's mission, which is to educate listeners about the importance of environmental preservation, conservation and stewardship.

Contact Chris and Nell via email at thisgreenearth@kpcw.org.

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What People are Saying About This Green Earth

"This Green Earth offers an in-depth analysis of current environmental issues that affect our local and global community.  The conversations between the hosts and their guests is enlightening and challenging, but at the same time has a light touch that makes the issues accessible to a wide listening audience.  An invaluable resource for our community." Katy Wang

"This Green Earth does an excellent job recruiting knowledgeable and interesting guests.  As someone who's been involved in the "green" sector for many years, I'm consistently impressed with the ability of Katie and Nell to introduce me to something new!"  Tyler Paulsen, former Sustainability Office, Park City Municipal

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The first guests are Clint McAfee and Michelle DeHaan, with Park City Municipal, and both involved in the plans to expand and upgrade Park City’s treatment and expansion of its potable water treatment system.

Kevin Emerson from Utah Clean Energy talks about the latest projects and programs at the UCE.

This Green Earth - July 10, 2018 Bob Deans

Jul 10, 2018

Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and architect of the Presidents effort to rewrite the governments rule book on environmental policy, procedures and regulations, resigned last week in the face of numerous ethics investigations. Bob Deans, associate director of communications with the Natural Resources Defense Council joins Chris and Nell to discuss Pruitt’s resignation, Andrew Wheeler’s designation and what it means for environmental protection.

Chris visits with Melani Tankel, an ironman athlete and the owner of Plant Your Base, a company that specializes in the production of “wild pies”, small, fruit based pies that, among things, are locally sourced and pesticide free.

This Green Earth - July 3, 2018 EATS

Jul 3, 2018

Executive Director Janae Ridge of EATS Park City and Lynsey Gammon of Summit Community Gardens join Chris to discuss their collaborative efforts to bring healthier meals to kids while at school.

This Green Earth - July 2, 2018 Recycle Utah

Jul 3, 2018

Mary Closser, the Green Business Coordinator with Recycle Utah, provides education, awareness and insight to local businesses who want to operate their shops in a more environmentally mindful way.  This includes their consumption of energy, water, fuel and raw materials as well as looking into ways they can reduce the waste they generate.

Brian McInerney, Senior Hydrologist with the National Weather Service, summarizes this past springs temperature,  precipitation data and trends.

Phil Bondurant, Environmental Health Director with Summit County, talks about an algal bloom recently observed at Rockport Reservoir.

The film, Wasted, The Story of Food Waste, will be airing Wednesday, June 20 at the Santy Auditorium.  It’s a documentary produced by the late Anthony Bourdain and focuses on what needs to be done to reduce and re-direct food that is lost to landfills.  Josh Hobson, a member of the Park City Leadership Class 24 discusses this film and a class project focusing on food waste and composting.

Mark Adams is the author of the new book, Tip Of The Iceberg: My 3,000 Mile Journey around Wild Alaska, The Last Great American Frontier. Adams retraces the famous 1899 expedition sponsored by railroad magnate Edward Harriman which included John Muir and George Bird Grinnell, founder of the Audubon Society.  Adams describes the changes both man and climate have made on the Alaskan wilderness since that famous trip.

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