We celebrate Christmas and the three environmental elements Earth, Air and Fire through music.
This week was all about the Austin Generation Plan approved by City Council last week that moves our city toward aggressive renewable energy goals while phasing out fossil fuels at the Decker & Fayette County coal plants.
Our guests were Dave Cortez, a leading “Beyond Coal” campaign organizer with Sierra Club and Dr. Al Armendariz, former head of the EPA, Region 6, and current Sierra Club representative.
We discussed how the plan was hatched, how organizers brought it to City Council approval, and what the next steps are for our community.
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David Cortez in the KOOP studio.
Dr. Al Armendariz at the microphone.
We spoke with Carly Blankenship, the Assistant Director for TreeFolks regarding their massive effort to plant over 1 million trees in the area affected by the Bastrop wildfires and how volunteers can help. We also re-capped the Mayoral EcoNetwork debate by voting on which candidate one each of the questions.
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Our guests were Andrew Dobbs, Central Texas Program Director for Texas Campaign for the Environment and Brandi Clark Burton, Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of Austin EcoNetwork. We discussed the upcoming Mayoral debate organized by the Austin EcoNetwork to allow candidates Steve Adler and Mike Martinez distinguish their differences regarding environmental issues facing the City of Austin.
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John Hoffner, Andrew Dobbs, Stacy Guidry, Reed Sternberg
Brandi Clark Burton and Andrew Dobbs at the microphones.
Happy Thanksgiving! Shades of Green played a Re-broadcast of an episode of “The Energy Gang” from GreenTechMedia.com called ‘Can America Ever Become a Solar Manufacturing Superpower?’ The podcast is available at Green Tech Media.