Grass Roots

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/grass_roots.mp3″]   While Washington’s broken public systems have a profound effect on local people, corporations are free to fund politicians. Swarms of lobbyists for the power elite have a growing stranglehold on politicians who will put private interests and enormous profits, ahead of the public good. But all the while, folks are learning that […]

Food Carbon

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/food_carbon.mp3″] Thanks to documentaries like Food Inc., consumers are learning the truth about the climate impact resulting from unsustainable, industrial, food supply systems. Investigative food journalist Michael Pollan, reports that the amount of energy required by these hi-tech, fossil fuel based food factories, causes more greenhouse gases than our entire transportation sector. Have a […]

Holistic Parenting

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/holistic_parenting.mp3″] The classic definition of ‘holism’ or ‘holistic’ refers to the relationship between the parts and the whole, where each part contains the whole, and yet the sum of the parts forms a greater integrated system. Tune in to find out why holistic living includes making healthy, sustainable choices that affect the natural world […]

Paper or Plastic

Paper or plastic?  The pedestrian question we are all too familiar with.  What is the best answer?  Neither!  Paper bags require large amounts chemicals and energy and valuable trees, which play a vital role in balancing our climate.  Plastic bags support our addiction to petroleum, are wasteful and toxic to nature. Join us to hear […]

Neighborhood Gardens

  As the saying goes, history does sometimes repeat itself.  When it comes to the production of food, the new trend is an old one: Growing local.  An increasing number of citizens are reaping the benefits of producing food in neighborhood and community gardens.  It’s a conscious effort by many to consume less industrially grown […]