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In this episode we welcome Dr. Israel Del Toro an assistant professor of Biology at Lawrence University. We jump right in to spring time fun with a discussion on bees, wasps, No Mow May, and how we are all connected in our local ecosystems to the bigger picture of our joined environment. See more of Dr. Del Toro's work at www.byobeez.org and join t…
 
Today Laura sits down with Amanda Goetsch, Program Manager for the Sustainable Management Certificates & Programs at the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus. They talk about how sustainability can fit into higher education at both the undergraduate and graduate degrees, the benefits of online programs, and the direction of business hiring for s…
 
Welcome back our mini-series! This is a collaboration with a local high school which has a Global Sustainability Class that combines environmental studies with Spanish for an interdisciplinary class. The students are learning about the Sustainable Development Goals, so this episode is about goal #14: Live Below Water. As usual, the first half of th…
 
Trees are one of our most precious resources in our community. In this episode we look at a local organization and how they close the loop from arborists to artists. Wisconsin Urban Wood has made some great contributions to area by helping to bring felled trees to other business to be made into usable lumber and locally made furniture. Enjoy the di…
 
In this episode we discuss natural options for treating your lawn and protecting your pets and plants with more environmentally friendly processes. We dig into what makes Be Green Pro different from the conventional options out there and the importance of looking at what you are putting down on your property. Support the show (https://www.waukeshac…
 
Join us in this bonus episode of GreenCast were the high school students at Oconomowoc high school tell us about sustainable products and practices they currently use, and what they have changed since joining the Global Sustainability class! The first half of the episode is in Spanish, and then they translate for us in the second half. Support the …
 
Plant-based diets can be super scary and boring right? Wrong! Laura sits down with the owner and chef at Celesta in Milwaukee Wisconsin, a plant-based restaurant that makes all of their food exceptionally delicious and interesting. They talk about Melanie's background and what got her into plant-based cooking, the philosophy of her restaurant, and …
 
Becca Tetzlaff joins us this month for a conversation about green and clean beauty products. She walks us through some of the problems in the industry today and gives a couple of alternative products to check out. Becca co-hosts the "Positively Green Podcast", and runs her blog, https://organicallybecca.com/. Support the show (https://www.waukeshac…
 
Welcome to our mini-series! This series is produced with help from the Global Sustainability class at Oconomowoc High school. In this episode you'll hear an introduction to the students, what they are learning about in their class, and a little bit about the Sustainable Development Goals. Support the show (https://www.waukeshacountygreenteam.org/do…
 
Public transportation is vital in connecting people with opportunity. In this episode Alec speaks with Gregg May, from1000 Friends of Wisconsin, about the benefits of sustainable transportation for the environment and the communities in our area. This topic has much more to it than getting from point A to point B, join us and learn about the far re…
 
Have you ever seen a little bunny on your product's packaging? Or a little blue and green person waving? Or a capital letter "B"? Lisa Geason-Bauer joins us this week to explain all of the different Sustainable Certifications you might find on your products. From food, to clothing, to beauty products, the little symbol you see is just the end resul…
 
In this episode Laura sits down with two teachers at Oconomowoc High School to talk about the new Global Sustainability class they created during the 2019-2020 school year. The class combines Spanish and Advanced Placement Environmental Science, all through the lens of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This episode was recorded in May 2020 afte…
 
Alec sits down with Dave Steele, the executive director of the Regional Transit Leadership Council. The Council is a non-profit organization based in southeast Wisconsin advocating for fast, reliable, multi-modal transportation in the area. They talk about how transportation is connected to sustainability by reducing a city or individual's carbon f…
 
Ariana Hones joins us from Wisconsin Conservation Voters to talk about the impact of local elections, how environmental issues are addressed in Wisconsin, and how their organization rates our state representatives on their environmental voting performance. This organization is focused in Wisconsin, but it is a chapter of the nation-wide League of C…
 
Do you have questions about solar energy? If you are looking to install PV panels and have been looking for the right time, no nothing about renewable energy, or just want a bit more information about how the whole process looks, we have you covered! Alec sits down with Alfred and Dustin from Sun Badger Solar to discuss all things solar energy. The…
 
Alec talks to Melinda Myers about gardening and the natural integration of sustainability into the topic. Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has over 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books. She hosts the nationally-syndicated “Melinda’s Garden Moment” TV & radio pr…
 
In this episode we will talk to Amelia Coffaro who is a meditation and mindfulness professional who tells us about the benefits of a routine meditation practice, and some ways we can incorporate it into our busy lives, both at home, and at work. She also leads us through a short meditation exercise to practice, and provide a little pause in your da…
 
In this episode Alec sits down with Debra Schneider, current president of the Waukesha County Green Team to chat about the group and the work that we do. The Green Team has helped Waukesha County write it's sustainability plan, organized two sustainability fairs, and serves as a resource for the residents and municipalities of Waukesha County and b…
 
In celebration of the 50th Earth Day, the producers of GreenCast decided to record a bonus episode! This episode is a little more free-form as the three producers talk about what Earth Day means to them and little things we can each to do celebrate Earth Day in Isolation to comply with Wisconsin's Stay At Home orders. With the beauty of technology …
 
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