The Green Room - Radio Show
"The Green Room" radio show is a collaboration between the WEMU News Department (89.1 FM) and the Washtenaw County Environmental Health Division, with Barbara Lucas as host/producer and David Fair as director/executive producer.
October 25, 2013: Speed Limits
Exploring the environmental - and safety - impacts of establishing speed limits.
September 27, 2013: Local Access to Local Foods
As "food miles" have increased, finding fresh, locally-grown food often means driving a distance to get it. But Washtenaw County is seeing a surge of interest in locally-sourced food that is available nearby.
August 30, 2013: Grassland Birds
Some birds cannot survive without open spaces, and as these natural areas have declined, so have the birds that depend on them. Various efforts in Washtenaw County are being pursued to reverse this trend.
July 26, 2013: Wind Energy
An exploration of where we are, and where we are going, with wind energy - both in Ann Arbor and in northern Michigan.
June 28, 2013: Bicycle Commuting
Cycling is a pollution-free from of transit, and is rising in popularity. Here and elsewhere measures are being taken to improve the safety and convenience of on-road bicycling.
May 31, 2013: Citizen Science and the Health of our Watershed
Clean water sustains life and is dependent on a healthy watershed. Measuring the health of these watersheds is not just the job of scientists - it also takes a virtual army of citizen volunteers.
April 26, 2013: Recycle Ann Arbor: Then and Now
From a half-dozen college students with a beat up truck to a major business, today's Green Room traces the 35 year history of this local non-profit devoted to recycling and reuse.
March 29, 2013: End-of-Life Options (Part 1)
Click here for links to resources mentioned in today's show, the first in a series about the environmental impacts of decisions regarding our final resting place.
February 25, 2013: Housing Choices & Greenhouse Gases
Available housing choices -- or the lack thereof -- in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor can impact the level of greenhouse gases produced.
January 22, 2013: Food Waste
On any given day, we waste a lot of food--about half of what we throw away is food. What should we do with it all? Sending it to the landfill has environmental impacts, so cities are looking into alternatives.