Shades of Green celebrates Thanksgiving with a look back at our first Thanksgiving program 10 years ago in 2006 with Ken McKenzie and Jenny Nazak.
After 21 years of meeting, the Conference of Parties, or COP21 reached a climate change agreement. The agreement was culminated at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, December 2015. Janis Bookout, the Outreach Manager for Earth Day Austin, gave us an update on COP21, what it means and what happens now and in the future. Janis Bookout began her environmental work in 2012 when she began consulting for EcoNetwork (Austin’s curator of all things environmental) and then became project coordinator of an EPA-funded city-wide project on food waste prevention and recovery. She also is co-founding a global citizen’s climate initiative called 2020 or Bust.
A new non-profit comes to Austin called Generation Citizen to inspire young persons to participate in civic initiatives. Our guest was Meredith Norris, the Central Texas Site Manager for Austin’s local chapter of Generation Citizen.
Shades of Green discussed election endorsements with our local environmental advocates.