For Global Activism, we’ll talk with Caeli Quinn, co-founder of ‘Climate Ride’. They organize rides and hikes to benefit sustainability-oriented non-profits. In September 2014, Climate Ride will have its their first Midwest event, a 300-Mile ride that starts in Grand Rapids, Michigan and ends at Chicago’s Northerly Island.
What happens 100 years from now if climate change has brought us to a point when water has become one of our scarecest resources, and more precious than oil or gold? We've asked fiction writers to imagine the Great Lakes region a century or more on, and help us paint an audio portrait of that world.
We talk about the new Sci-Fi genre that's shedding light on our environment's future. And, a look at why the city's mental health advocates are still seeking answers. Later, we hear classical tunes from students of the Suzuki Institute.
The science is clear that trees help reduce the effects of Climate Change because they remove carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. For our "EcoMyths" segment, Kate Sackman joins us to talk with Robert Fahey from Morton Arboretum. They want us to know that “treehugging is cool” for us and the environment. Fahey studies forest ecosystems and urban forestry and admits to hugging trees, but clarifies that it's "usually for research purposes."
We delve into a new report on the effects of climate change on the Great Lakes. Plus, what to consider as you break out the grill for the start of grilling season, and an exhibit dedicated to the music of Chicago legend Sun Ra.