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This Green Earth

  • In this episode of This Green Earth, host Nell Larson and guest host Katy Wang are joined by Heather Watkins of Bold Reuse and Celia Peterson from Park City Municipal Corporation. Bold resuse is a full-service reuse platform. From strategy to full-scale operations, they help make reuse programs shine. Heather loves to work with high growth companies on a mission to change the world. Prior to Bold Reuse (formerly GO Box), Heather was the Head of Growth at Impossible Foods, founder of a growth marketing agency and Sr. Marketing Director at Optimizely and Marketo. They talk about the idea of a circular economy and how this and other ideas will help them approach the city’s stated goal of zero waste by 2030.
  • In this episode of This Green Earth , Nell Larson and guest co-host Katy Wang will speak with Mindy Wheeler, the rare plants coordinator for the state of Utah. House Bill (HB) 224 was passed by the Utah legislature in March 2021. It tasks the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) with creation of a three-year pilot program to improve pollinator habitat in Utah. UDAF is currently receiving support from local non-profits and other conservation specialists with initial efforts to establish the pilot program.Mindy explains what it means to protect Utah’s native plants, and share the results of their new Utah Pollinator Habitat Grant program.
  • In this episode of This Green Earth: Dr. David Stoner, Research Assistant Professor for Wildland Resources at Utah State University. Smith speaks about the ever-increasing encounters with wildlife hikers and campers are having in Utah. Stoner gives us the facts about mountain lions, shares why drought and warming have the potential to increase human encounters, and tells us the best way to handle an encounter.
  • In this rebroadcast episode of This Green Earth the guest is Yale University lecturer Wake Smith, who teaches a world-leading course on the topic of Climate Mitigation. The course syllabus forms the basis of his new book, Pandora's Toolbox: The Hopes and Hazards of Climate Intervention. In his book, Smith offers readers an accessible and authoritative introduction to both the hopes and hazards of some of humanity's most controversial technologies.
  • Acclaimed author Ben Rawlence comes on the show to discuss his new book, The Treeline, which takes us along the critical frontier of our warming planet from Norway to Siberia, Alaska to Greenland, to meet the scientists, residents and trees confronting huge geological changes.
  • Walt Meier, Senior Research Scientist with the national Snow and Ice Data Center who shares the science behind studying Environmental Arctic Change and what the outlook is for Arctic sea ice.
  • On today's This Green Earth, Nell and Chris discuss the results of the recent Intermountain West Shorebird Survey with Sageland Collaborative Conservation Ecologist, Janice Gardener, and the Saline Lake Outreach Associate from Audubon, Max Malmquist.
  • In this episode of This Green Earth, Chris and Nell talk with Jordan Clayton from Utah Snow Survey who breaks down the water report from August and talks about what is forecasted for the fall.
  • Lindsay Baker, CEO of the Living Future Institute, joins This Green Earth to provide insight into ways we can better live in balance with ecosystems and each other.
  • Bob Deans, the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Director of Strategic Engagement, joins the show to breakdown the recent Inflation Reduction Act.