Many shy away from composting because they have images of rotting food, scavenging animals and neighbors complaining about the smell. But EcoMyths Alliance says that composting can be odorless. Kate Sackman of EcoMyths and composting enthusiast, Jerome McDonnell, talk with Eliza Fournier of Chicago Botanic Garden. Fournier says, "It only stinks if you're not going at it right."
One of the most popular parenting mantras is “we want what’s best for our child.” But what happens when our fears, prejudices and agenda take precedence? And what are the consequences when child rearing philosophies between parents diverge? These are questions raised in the latest production from Chicago’s About Face Theatre. A Kid Like Jake playwright Daniel Pearle and About Face Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff stop by to talk about the production. Also, we discuss the sustainability of Great Lakes fish.
As the winter chill starts to descend on Chicago, many are gathering their wood kindling. But how energy-efficient and sustainable is wood-burning? For our EcoMyths segment, we’ll get the answer from Kate Sackman of EcoMyths Alliance and her guest, Craig Wright, director of the New Hampshire Air Resources Agency.
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.