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Dec 10, 2018

People in Macon, GA got tired of waiting and made their own bike lanes. Progress ensued. Josh Rogers of New Town Macon and Rachel Hollar of Bike Walk Macon tell their story. Tactical urbanist Mike Lydon and epidemiologist Neil Maizlish help us look deeper into DIY street redesign and the health and safety benefits of...


Oct 30, 2018

The average household has more than 40 electronic appliances that suck energy when they're off. We help you find and tame yours. Along the way: the dining habits of vampire bats and spiders, a home energy audit with a vampire, and a psychologist explains why its so hard to unplug.


Oct 13, 2018

Two California counties help wildfire victims rebuild zero carbon homes.  Its more affordable than you think. Hear one family's story, meet super efficient appliances, and learn something about your gas stove that will change the way you cook. 


Oct 8, 2018

Meet Food Service Directors from 2 public school districts serving vegetarian lunches once a week and producing long lasting benefit in students' diets and health.  Topics along the way include Farm to School, climate impacts of various meats, and tips on shifting to a more plant based diet. 


Sep 28, 2018

Small entrepreneurs across the country are creating jobs and local food by composting food waste locally. We get down to the nitty gritty with eco-entrepreneurs in Boston, Chicago, and San Diego,  talk with a soil scientist about the benefits of composting, and learn from a lawyer about overcoming the barriers to...