Wed, 28 February 2007
We've brought you podcasts in the past from a variety of forums in Philadelphia, focusing on various aspects of how sustainable initiatives can and will improve the economy, quality of life, and natural environment in the Delaware Valley.
Then sit back with some popcorn and take a look at this video of the Philadelphia mayoral candidates' forum. It was the first time (and only, so far!) that all of the candidates have come together on one stage to debate and answer questions.
PennFuture's Christine Knapp provides an introduction to the forum, explaining the NGC process, highlighting the many varied endorsing organizations, and reviewing the 10 actions that comprise the NGC initiative.
Category:Philadelphia: The Next Great City -- posted at: 9:20 AM
Fri, 23 February 2007
Our Earth is dramatically changing due to the scientifically proven effects of global warming. People from all walks of life are recognizing the need to act as a pressing issue. The solutions are varied, but well within our reach, as long as we work together to solve the problem.
In the wake of the overwhelming global response to the Paramount Pictures documentary on Al Gore and his efforts to combat global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, Gore formed The Climate Project. The effort begins to form a coalition of global citizens, all being trained in giving the same presentation Gore gives all over the world and in the movie. The mission of the Climate Project is to educate and challenge citizens and governments into action against the growing crisis of global warming. Gore has been revising and giving his presentation for the past 15 years, and decided that the best way to get the word out as far and wide as is needed is to train "foot soldiers" to give it too, and as frequently as possible. Each Climate Project trainee pledged to give the presentation at least 10 times in the next year.
The speakers we hear in this podcast make it clear: at every scale, from the most local to the global, we can all contribute to the end of global warming. What is important is that we try.
Wed, 21 February 2007
In our last podcast, we shared excerpts from a recent presentation in Pittsburgh by Yellowstone National Park's environmental manager Jim Evanoff, detailing many of the amazing greening and sustainability initiatives being undertaken there.
This week, a study has been released showing that air quality in the park is markedly improved. Guess those initiatives are working!
Category:Air Quality -- posted at: 6:45 AM