According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the world population is expanding at a mind-boggling rate. The world reached 1 billion people in 1800; 2 billion by 1922; and over 6 billion by 2000. It is estimated that the population will swell to over 9 billion by 2050. That means that if the worlds natural resources were evenly distributed, people in 2050 will only have 25% of the resources per capita that people in 1950 had. If we intend to leave our children and grandchildren with the same standard of living we have enjoyed, we must preserve the foundation of that standard of living. Go Green Radio is the beginning of an important new shift in the way we treat our world. This grassroots program promotes the very best character traits in children and adults: caring for yourself and caring for others. Through simple, responsible behavior shifts, together we can protect human health through environmental stewardship. Go Green Radio airs live every Friday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica.


  • What Every American Should Know About Farm Animal Welfare

    What Every American Should Know About Farm Animal Welfare

    20/11/2020 Duração: 55min

    On today’s episode we’ll be joined by Josh Balk, VP of Farm Animal Protection at the Humane Society of the United States. Josh leads high-profile political campaigns to pass farm animal welfare laws, including the historic Prop 12 initiative in California which passed in 2018 with more than 60% of the vote. It became the strongest law for farm animals in the world, banning the confinement of egg-laying hens, mother pigs and veal calves in cages. He also pressures fast food corporations and grocers to eliminate meat and eggs that come from caged animals in their supply chains, such as getting McDonald’s — which buys two billion eggs a year — to go 100% cage-free. On the side, Josh co-founded JUST, now a billion-dollar company that revolutionized the egg by creating non-egg scrambled “egg.” It was recently named one of CNBC’s Top 50 Disruptors.

  • CalRecycles Resources for Schools

    CalRecycle's Resources for Schools

    13/11/2020 Duração: 55min

    Schools are vital hubs to their local communities and are uniquely positioned to teach students waste reduction behaviors. Students can learn waste reduction at schools and bring that messaging home to their families, caregivers, and all those with whom they come in contact. Schools and universities generate about 562,442 tons of waste each year in California. Almost half of school waste is comprised of organic materials like paper, cardboard, and uneaten cafeteria food. Much of the waste generated in the California education system is recyclable. Many school districts have been successful in improving their economic and environmental performance through the implementation of waste reduction initiatives. Today we will speak with the leaders of the CalRecycle Schools Team who provide resources to help California schools reduce waste, and help educate students and adults about why this is so important to the state’s future.

  • L.A. Gardens That Grow Strong Communities

    L.A. Gardens That Grow Strong Communities

    30/10/2020 Duração: 55min

    On today’s episode of Go Green Radio, we’re going to talk about two very special community garden projects in Los Angeles. These gardens grow so much more than plants and food – they nourish the hearts and minds of the people in the community around them. Tune in as we talk about the USGBC-LA’s 2020 Legacy Project: the West Adams Resiliency Garden project, which centers on the needs of individuals undergoing the process of re-entry, whether returning from incarceration or recovering from other challenges such as homelessness. We will also discuss The Bay Foundation’s Table to Farm program with a mission to implement a local model to divert food waste and alleviate air pollution while educating students and creating nourishing compost.

  • Creating Healthy Buildings in the Midst of Pandemic

    Creating Healthy Buildings in the Midst of Pandemic

    23/10/2020 Duração: 55min

    Join us for a conversation with subject matter experts on what it means to create a healthy building in which to work, live and learn, particularly during a time when indoor air quality is receiving unprecedented attention due to COVID-19. We will discuss best practices, technology and design factors that create optimal health conditions for building occupants. Our guests are Sara Neff, SVP of Sustainability at Kilroy Realty Corporation and Ben Stapleton, Executive Director of the U.S. Green Building Council, L.A.

  • Celebrating World Food Day with the Green Bronx Machine

    Celebrating World Food Day with the Green Bronx Machine

    16/10/2020 Duração: 53min

    The Green Bronx Machine is one of the most inspiring organizations in the green schools movement! Stephen Ritz is the founder of the Green Bronx Machine, and today we will talk to him about how urban agriculture is changing children’s lives through better nutrition and new attitudes toward food. At a time when our nation is keenly aware of the disparity between high- and low-income communities, the Green Bronx machine brings action, opportunity and empowerment to students who do not have access to food that will fuel their minds and bodies for optimal health. Tune in and be inspired!

  • Say Goodbye to Plastic

    Say Goodbye to Plastic

    02/10/2020 Duração: 55min

    If you’ve heard of the plastic-free lifestyle, but think you don’t have time for it in your busy life, prepare to be delightfully wrong. The new book, Say Goodbye to Plastic, shows you how, whether you’re seeking to knock plastic out of your life or just try out a few novel eco-hacks, you’ll learn how to go joyfully plastic-free in the kitchen, bathroom, office, dining room and more. As a plastic pollution activist and founder of ECOlunchbox, Sandra Ann Harris invites us into her book, which is part memoir, part inspirational ode to the ocean and packed with how-to tips to say goodbye to plastic. Tune in as we talk with Sandra about the book today!

  • Ben Lecomtes Marathon Swim Through the Pacific Garbage Patch

    Ben Lecomte's Marathon Swim Through the Pacific Garbage Patch

    25/09/2020 Duração: 55min

    Ben Lecomte is a marathon swimmer, ocean advocate, entrepreneur, and speaker. He swam the Atlantic from Cape Cod to France in 1998. In 2018 he attempted to swim the Pacific, but after 165 days of swimming his team had to call it off due to severe storm damage to their mainsail. During each swim, Ben collected data on plastic pollution in the ocean and worked with scientists to create extensive, uncharted information on what types of pollution Ben swam through, where it was in the ocean, and what clues they could find about where the pollution originated. Tune in today as we talk with Ben about what he found and what he is doing to urge people to make informed decisions about what they buy and discard.

  • How PFAS in Drinking Water Impacts Small, Local Water Agencies

    How PFAS in Drinking Water Impacts Small, Local Water Agencies

    18/09/2020 Duração: 54min

    In recent months PFAS contamination has been found in the groundwater in a small suburb of the Bay Area of California. There is no obvious source for the chemical contamination, and currently, the local water agencies must fend for themselves to pay for treatment to keep their drinking water safe. Tune in as we talk with Olivia Sanwong, President of the Board of Directors for the Zone 7 Water Agency. She will discuss the financial and public policy strain this issue is placing on her small community.

  • A Conversation About Environmental Racism with the Founder of the Hip Hop Caucus

    A Conversation About Environmental Racism with the Founder of the Hip Hop Caucus

    04/09/2020 Duração: 54min

    2020 has been a painful year in so many ways, but for communities of color, the suffering has been especially severe. Today we’ll be talking to Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., founder of the Hip Hop Caucus, about the ways in which environmental racism and injustice place a disproportionate burden on communities of color, and the many ways his organization is working toward a just, sustainable, and prosperous world for all.

  • Wyland Foundation’s Water Conservation Challenge

    Wyland Foundation’s Water Conservation Challenge

    28/08/2020 Duração: 55min

    The Wyland Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world’s ocean, waterways, and marine life. The foundation encourages environmental awareness through education programs, public arts projects, and community events. Today our guest is Steve Creech, Executive Director of the Wyland Foundation. Tune in as we talk with him about some of upcoming events and resources offered by the foundation!b

  • RB – A Case Study in Authentic Corporate Sustainability

    RB – A Case Study in Authentic Corporate Sustainability

    21/08/2020 Duração: 56min

    Today we are joined by Miguel Veiga-Pestana, SVP of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability for RB, makers of common household brands like Lysol, Woolite and Clearasil, just to name a few. Under Miguel’s leadership the company has instituted a rigorous set of policies and reporting to create measurable, transparent environmental benefits throughout all their brands.

  • Millions of Americans Experiencing Higher Levels of Nitrate in Drinking Water

    Millions of Americans Experiencing Higher Levels of Nitrate in Drinking Water

    26/06/2020 Duração: 56min

    The EPA set legal limits on nitrate levels in 1962 to prevent acute cases of methemoglobinemia, which causes an infant to suffer from oxygen deprivation in the blood after ingesting excessive nitrate. More recent studies have found correlations to additional human health risks. An Environmental Working Group (EWG) investigation found that nitrate contamination in drinking water has grown steadily worse. Data obtained under public records laws shows that between 2003 and 2017, tests detected elevated levels of nitrate in the tap water supplies of more than 4,000 community water systems in California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin. Those water systems supply tap water for more than 45 million Americans. Tune in as we discuss this new report with EWG Senior Economic Analyst, Anne Weir Schechinger.

  • Investigating Indoor Environmental Quality in K-12 Schools

    Investigating Indoor Environmental Quality in K-12 Schools

    12/06/2020 Duração: 55min

    Prior to the pandemic (and hopefully soon thereafter), most kids spend the majority of their waking hours at school. Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) has a significant impact on a student’s ability to learn. Classrooms with polluted air, high CO2 levels, and poor lighting can make it difficult for students to learn even if they have the best teachers, most current technology, and a positive attitude about school. On today’s episode we will talk with Shannon Oliver, MPH about a project his school district undertook to measure the IEQ of their campuses alongside students armed with the knowledge, guidance, and tools they needed to use their school buildings as a teaching tool.

  • Making a Change Group – Helping People Thrive in a Food Desert and Environmental Justice Community

    Making a Change Group – Helping People Thrive in a Food Desert and Environmental Justice Community

    05/06/2020 Duração: 53min

    Our guest today is Cory Long, founder and Executive Director of the Making a Change Group in Chester, PA, a community just outside Philadelphia. If you look at Chester from the USDA’s Food Access Research Atlas (formerly the Food Desert Locator), you will see it is objectively a Food Desert. If you look at Chester from the EPA’s environmental justice screening and mapping tool, you will see it is an Environmental Justice community. So what does an effective, local community organization do to help residents, especially when a crisis like COVID-19 emerges? Tune in and find out because Cory Long’s blueprint is phenomenal!

  • Building a Better World in Your Backyard

    Building a Better World in Your Backyard

    15/05/2020 Duração: 55min

    Author, Paul Wheaton has come out with a wonderful book on making a huge, positive, global difference from your own home! Prioritize comfort over sacrifice while saving thousands of dollars. Explore dozens of solutions and their impacts on carbon footprint, petroleum footprint, toxic footprint, and other environmental issues. Tune in as we talk with Paul about his new book, Building a Better World in Your Backyard!

  • Eco-Anxiety Meets Pandemic Anxiety

    Eco-Anxiety Meets Pandemic Anxiety

    24/04/2020 Duração: 54min

    The pandemic has put the world in a heightened state of anxiety, but there were already underlying signs of trouble before COVID-19 hit. Suicides are at their highest point in 50 years, record numbers of Americans are taking medication for anxiety and depression, and opioids kill more people in the U.S. than car crashes. Dr. Margaret Klein Salamon’s new book, Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth, makes the case that climate change inaction is the root cause for the hopelessness that so many people are feeling. Tune in as we talk with Dr. Salamon about her new book.

  • 2020 Shoppers GEnvironmental Working Groupsuide to Pesticides in Produce

    2020 Shoppers GEnvironmental Working Groupsuide to Pesticides in Produce

    10/04/2020 Duração: 55min

    Nearly 70 percent of the fresh produce sold in the U.S. contains residues of potentially harmful chemical pesticides, according to the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) 2020 Dirty Dozen™. EWG’s newly released consumer guide outlines the produce items with the most amount of pesticide residue, as well as a list of the fruits and vegetables with the least amount. Tune in as we talk with EWG toxicologists, Dr. Alexis Temkin and Dr. Thomas Galligan about the information you need to make the best choices in the produce section of your grocery store.

  • Janine Benyus Pioneer of Biomimicry and Global Leader in Sustainable Design

    Janine Benyus Pioneer of Biomimicry and Global Leader in Sustainable Design

    03/04/2020 Duração: 55min

    Tune in as we talk with Janine Benyus about how she has helped some of the world’s top companies design for the future by drawing inspiration from 3.8 billion years of nature’s blueprint. Benyus has worked with companies like Boeing, Colgate-Palmolive, Nike, General Electric, Herman Miller, HOK architects, IDEO, Interface, Natura, Procter and Gamble, Levi’s, Kohler, and General Mills to create sustainable product designs. In 2010, BusinessWeek named Janine one of the World’s Most Influential Designers, and her work in biomimicry has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Newsweek, Esquire, The Economist, Time, Wired, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Nature, and more.

  • Sustainable Farming Strategies from the Environmental Working Group Midwest

    Sustainable Farming Strategies from the Environmental Working Group Midwest

    27/03/2020 Duração: 54min

    Farmland dominates the landscape and watersheds in the Midwest. The way that land is used and managed has profound effects on our health through the water we drink and the food we eat. Farming can actually make water cleaner and the environment healthier. Farms doing exactly that are scattered across the Midwest. Tune in to learn how the Environmental Working Group’s Midwest division is using remote-sensing, big data and landscape analysis to build pressure to change policy to heal the damage done by poor farming practices and to build excitement about how much healthier the environment could be through often simple changes in the way we farm.

  • The Biomimicry Institute

    The Biomimicry Institute

    28/02/2020 Duração: 55min

    Biomimicry is a practice that learns from and mimics the strategies used by species alive today. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies — new ways of living — that solve our greatest design challenges sustainably. The Biomimicry Institute was founded in 2006 by Janine Benyus and Bryony Schwan to share nature’s design lessons with the people who design and make our world, and empower people to create nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet. Today we’ll talk with the Executive Director of the Biomimicry Institute, Beth Rattner.

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