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Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 9/8//15 at 7 p.m. ET

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First Guest : David Glenn head of the The Sauquoit Creek Basin Intermunicipal Commission (SCBIC). The SCBIC consists of municipalities who are signatory to the Sauquoit Creek Basin Intermunicipal Agreement and other non-voting representatives. A key purpose of the SCBIC (or “Commission”) is to provide a forum for enhanced communication among the basin’s municipalities so they may discuss and address issues related to watershed management, flooding, recreation, quality of life, stormwater management, land use development, and other similar water resource topics. The SCBIC shall replace the former Sauquoit Creek Basin Steering Committee.

SCBIC Web Site

Sauquoit Basin Floodplains Map

Map of Commercial & Industrial Parcels in the Floodplain

Second Guest : Sasha Richey is a groundwater hydrologist specializing in large aquifer systems and remote sensing. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Sasha received her Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and her M.S. and PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. Her research quantifies human impacts on groundwater systems with a particular interest in transboundary aquifers. Sasha is interested in how to connect science to sustainable resource management. She is starting as a post-doctoral researcher at Washington State University.

Map & Info on Depletion of Global Aquifers

First Guest : Attorney Marco Gonzalez partner at Coastal Law Group and founder of nfp Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation. Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation (CERF) is a nonprofit environmental organization founded by surfers in North San Diego County and active throughout California’s coastal communities. CERF was established to aggressively advocate, including through litigation, for the protection and enhancement of coastal natural resources and the quality of life for coastal residents. CERF’s primary areas of advocacy include: ■Water quality protection and enhancement (stormwater management and – sewage conveyance/treatment) ■Wastewater Recycling (Indirect Potable Reuse) ■Mass Transit ■Waste to Energy ■Coastal Development ■Beach Nourishment ■Marine Debris ■Marine Reserves

Gonzalez Web Site

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Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 9/1//15 at 7 p.m. ET

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First Guest : Mark Schweiker, Chief Relationship Officer & SVP and former Governor of the state of Pennsylvania.

An accomplished executive and former government leader, Mark Schweiker brings deep experience in guiding fast growing organizations and helping customers integrate new technology into their existing operations. He joined Renmatix to drive key initiatives with public and private sector stakeholders across several business areas including: site selection for production facilities, financial partnerships, feedstock procurement, commercial programs, and public affairs. Schweiker plays a critical cross-functional role in accelerating corporate development in the United States and abroad.

He is a strong voice and proponent for the re-birth of American manufacturing, especially in the energy and advanced materials industry sector, Mark is a member of the influential U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. Mr.Schweiker has held top management positions in both commercial and large government organizations, and concluded his distinguished public service career in 2003, as the 44th Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Subsequently, Mark served as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and later as President of PRWT Business Process Solutions. He also served as a member of the BioAdvance Board of Directors for eight years, and is currently a member of the Penn State University Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors. Mark is a graduate of Bloomsburg University (BS) and received his MA in management from Rider University.

Renmatix Video Overview

Renmatix Web Site

Renmatix Wins 2015 Presidential Award

Other 2015 Winners

Second guest : Derek Grassman CEO and patent holder of Kohilo Wind has been working on this for over 10 years to perfect it. His design is bird-friendly, 99 % recyclable and silent as he uses magnetic bearings and non-iron core generators.

Grassman says "I have been a passionate member of the clean energy movement for over twelve years. Kohilo Wind is a company I founded to be the leader in clean energy using creative high performance solutions. I'm a mechanical engineer and the inventor of the patented Kohilo turbines which are marked to be studied at multiple NY Universities to help understand and document the principals behind why the turbines are so effective and efficient. I'm determined to keep Kohilo wind a creative based company, creative based companies easily dominate markets through comprehensive ground breaking solutions that more than satisfy their clients. Creative companies create benchmarks for the industries they represent. My ultimate goal is to have companies and product lines that instill a sense of pride in our workforce as well as our clients by making them all a part of a positive global solution. I designed the Kohilo turbines to be overwhelmingly the greatest advancement in wind energy for many years to come. The turbines are light weight, durable, deployable virtually anywhere, have the first hybrid vertical axis blade design, a state of the art generator system, and are described often as functional artwork."

Kohilo Wind

Kohilo Products

Flutter & Other Info

Wind Vortex Video

Difference between KW & KWh

Third Guest : Marguerite Wells, Vice President of the Board and project manager for the Black Oak Community Wind Farm. The Mission of Black Oak Wind Farm LLC is to give New York residents the opportunity to own wind energy assets, providing clean energy to the grid and financial returns to our investors.

Their Vision is to develop, own, and operate an 11.9 megawatt wind farm in western Tompkins County, New York. There will be seven GE 1.7 megawatt turbines, planned to start construction in 2015.

By opening the investment pathway directly to individuals, Black Oak Wind Farm says that they are offering investors the unprecedented opportunity to claim ownership in a project that will provide positive personal and financial returns. With solid institutional backing and an empowering approach to clean energy development, Black Oak Wind Farm is delivering More Power to You.

Black Oak Web Site

[Editors note: the views andopinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the GreenLocal 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions ofthose associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourageyour comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made byContributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent toinfo@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to theGreen Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by usat any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].


Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 8/25/15 at 7 p.m. ET

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. New shows can be heard starting every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & then are available 24/7 streamed live via the Internet here . So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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First guest : Marty Podskoch talking about his new book Adirondack 102 Club. Martin was a reading teacher for 28 years at Delaware Academy in Delhi, NY. He retired in 2001. Marty and his wife, Lynn, raised their three children, Matt, Kristy, and Ryan, in a renovated 19th c. farmhouse along the West Branch of the Delaware River. He became interested in fire towers after climbing to the fire tower on Hunter Mountain in the fall of 1987. He met the observer, who was in his 60s, chatted with him, and listened to his stories. Marty was hooked. He set out on a quest to find out all he could about the history and lore of the fire towers.

In 1997 Wray Rominger of Purple Mountain Press asked Marty to write about the history of the Catskill fire towers and the restoration project that was occurring in the Catskills. After interviewing over 100 observers, rangers, and their families, Marty had gathered hundreds of stories and pictures about the 23 fire towers in the Catskill region. In 2000 his book, Fire Towers of the Catskills: Their History and Lore, was published by Purple Mountain Press, which also published his second book, Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, the Southern Districts, in June of 2003 and his third title, Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, the Northern Districts, in November of 2005.

Podskoch also wrote a weekly newspaper column, “Adirondack Stories” in five area newspapers. Sam Glanzman, a noted comic book illustrator for the past 50 years, illustrated the stories. After five years of weekly columns Podskoch Press published 251 illustrated stories in two volumes: Adirondack Stories: Historical Sketches and Adirondack Stories II: 101 More Historical Sketches.

In 20011 Podskoch wrote and published: Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: History, Memories & Legacy of the CCC. Presently he is doing research on the Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Connecticut and Rhode Island.

In the fall of 2013 Podskoch received the “Arthur E. Newkirk Education Award” from the Adirondack Mountain Club for his work in preserving the history of the fire towers and Civilian Conservation Corps Camps in the Adirondacks and Catskills.

For further information contact: Marty Podskoch , 43 O’Neill Lane , East Hampton, CT 06424.

Adirondack 102 Club

Adirondack Stories

Adirondack Stories, Historical Sketches written by Marty Podskoch and illustrated by Sam Glanzman, was published in June 2007. The book contains 150 illustrated panels of Adirondack guides, hunters, hermits, hotels, writers, artists, photographers, explorers, lumbering, mining, tanneries, railroads, boats, sports, entertainers, and amusement parks.

Civilian Conservation Corps Stories

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public works program that operated from 1933 to 1942, as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. It targeted single men, 18-25 years, and veterans in relief of families who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression. The program provided unskilled manual labor to environmental conservation and to development of natural resources in rural lands.

Second guest : author William J. O'Hern. William J. “Jay” O’Hern is one of the most prolific regional authors active today, although he will protest when identified as a writer. He has published a dozen books since 1997— half of them since 2012— and has three more lined up for 2015, with yet another in the wings for 2016. O’Hern deals not with mainstream political history, but with mostly little-known old-time guides, remote lumber camps, and sporting adventures, along with a healthy dose of the iconic hermit Noah John Rondeau.

Ask Adirondack author, William "Jay" O'Hern why he often gives up creature comforts for the demands of real outdoor challenges, and he answers, "the spirit of adventure." He recollects that he first faced "the unknown" as a young boy. "I was first moved to test the tempting climate of adventure shortly after my sixth birthday, following my parents' move to the country. Undeveloped places were a natural destination for me. I wandered cow paths over rolling pastures, biked back roads to who-knows-where, poled rafts, and built huts. The rural setting provided me with an endless array of possibilities. Every summer vacation took me into the Adirondack Mountains." Camping, trail hiking, bushwhacking, mountain climbing, paddling and mountain biking honed his self-confidence. His recreational activities and his own natural curiosity led to investigations into the Adirondack's past. Years of personal research and his discovery of undocumented Adirondack history gave him the confidence to commit to learning writing skills.

Since his first successful 1997 book, Life With Noah: Stories and Adventures of Richard Smith with Noah John Rondeau, O'Hern has continued to release new Adirondack stories. Not trained as a writer, he is motivated by his "imaginative side," claims O'Hern. "I've found my hardest challenge has been the adventure of learning how to take historical information and preserve it in print." By blending collections of vintage photographs and the personal observations and experiences contained in the diaries, journals and personal remembrances of native folks he has interviewed, he has uncovered the key to writing. "I've found the close relationships helps me to write authentic eyewitness narratives about living in and adventures in the Adirondacks." "All my writing efforts try to place the reader in the company of woodsmen and women - to be part of the experience (as much as is possible through reading), and to enjoy the messages found in personal accounts of particular occasions." "If I have succeeded I will have brought before the reader a rich experience from the past. No greater benefit can come from the act of writing."

O'Hern's Books

Third Guest : Emily Zaengle , Executive Director of the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, NY.. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University, a Master of Science in Landscape Architecture from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Syracuse University. Prior to her current role as the Executive Director, Emily was an intern and volunteer at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. She is interested in the intersection of art, people, and landscape.

Art Park Web Site

Artist in Residence Program

Video Introduction to Art Park

[Editors note: the views andopinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the GreenLocal 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions ofthose associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourageyour comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made byContributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent toinfo@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to theGreen Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by usat any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].


Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 8/18/15 at 7 p.m. ET

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. New shows can be heard starting every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & then are available 24/7 streamed live via the Internet here . So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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[Editor's note : The U.S Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 announced that it has selected Rochester Institute of Technology engineer Dr. Anahita Williamson to be the Director of EPA Region 2’s Division of Environmental Science and Assessment in Edison Dr. Williamson will direct EPA Region 2’s 65 employee Division of Environmental Science and Assessment in Edison, NJ as they oversee the collection, analysis and evaluation of environmental data in support of EPA monitoring programs. The Division is home to an EPA Laboratory which provides chemical, biological, microbiological and other laboratory support to regional activities for the analysis of soil, sediment, tissue, wipe, drinking and ambient water, and hazardous waste samples.

The Division of Environmental Science and Assessment also conducts field sampling investigations, analyses and surveys to acquire the necessary environmental data to support EPA’s work. The Division also includes the Region’s Quality Assurance Program, which ensures that data meets stringent quality requirements. In addition, the EPA Regional Citizen Science Program to empower communities to collect quality environmental data is also located in the Division of Environmental Science and Assessment. We look forward to talking with Dr. Williamson about her new position and responsibilities.]

First Guest : Anahita Williamson, Ph.D., Director of the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute. Dr. Williamson has a strong background and extensive experience in the field of chemical and environmental engineering, including manufacturing process modification for improved material recovery and reuse, design for the environment and life-cycle assessment. Prior to joining NYSP2I, she served as a senior engineer at Xerox Corporation where she assisted in implementing companywide sustainability and pollution prevention processes. Williamson led numerous teams at Xerox Corporation in defining environmental opportunities within processes/products by optimizing complex systems. She performed detailed material and energy balances on manufacturing processes in order to develop a quantitative baseline and capture all environmental inputs and outputs for a system. Dr. Williamson also has extensive experience in utilizing life-cycle assessment (LCA) methodology for evaluating the environmental performance of a process/product over its entire life-cycle.

In 2012, Dr. Williamson was recognized with the Environmental Quality Award through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and in 2013 with RIT's Principal Investigator Millionaire Award. She is also a Lean Six Sigma certified Greenbelt. She understands the importance of applying lean thinking when implementing industrial solutions. Dr. Williamson also has multiple peer-reviewed publications and has presented at numerous national and international conferences on topics including cleaner production, green engineering, the commercialization of green technologies and sustainable supply chain. Dr. Williamson holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental engineering, all from Clarkson University.

The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) is headquartered at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and is a partnership between RIT, Clarkson University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University at Buffalo and the 10 NYS Regional Technology Development Centers. The mission of NYSP2I is to make New York State more sustainable for workers, the public, the environment, and the economy through: reductions in toxic chemical use, the efficient use of raw materials, energy and water, reductions in emissions to the environment and waste generation

NYSP2I is an integrated program of several major elements: technology research, development and diffusion, outreach, professional training, a community grants program, academic educational programs. Funding provided by NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

Through its Green Technology Accelerator Center (GTAC), the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute helps companies accelerate their introduction of green technologies into the market. New York State companies can take advantage of emerging market opportunities for environmentally preferable products, by receiving assistance in a variety of areas.

NYP2I Web Site

Student Competition

Susutainable Supply Chain Info Hub

2014-2015 Community Grant Awards

Second Guest : Nick McCloskey, Sopomore at Siena College. Project : Divert the Flow to Grow. Their team has addressed stormwater runoff as an environmental issue on the Siena College Campus. The variety of impervious surfaces on campus (paved parking lots, flat-roofed academic buildings, residence has etc.) generates large quantities of stormwater runoff that eventually enters the nearby Kromma Kill Watershed. Stormwater from roofs accounts for a large majority of the total runoff. Our projects goal is to demonstrate that a simple gutter system retrofit for flat-rooted buildings on college campuses and other urban institutions can reduce stormwater runoff by diversity the flow to an urban garden. Along with addressing runoff mitigation, our project also promotes the growth and accessibility of local, fresh food in an urban environment and aims to spread knowledge about the merits of urban gardening.

Third Guest : Samar Fawaz, Graduate student at SUNY Buffalo. The State University of New York at Buffalo captured first place in the graduate divison for retrieving precious metal from waste effluent at Precious Plate Inc. in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Precious Plate, Inc. is a local electroplating company that uses a variety of metals during its processes. Post-deposition, the aqueous phase used is designated for disposal, which poses problems regarding the metal content of the waste stream. First, EPA regulations mandate that metals be kept below specific levels. Even at levels capable of meeting EPA limits, the loss of metals within their waste streams can readily exceed thousands of dollars. Precious Plate, Inc. investigated the use of commercially available metal scavengers for lower metal concentrations. They found that despite loss of precious metals valued in excess of $400,000 per year, recovery was not profitable due to technical and economic limitations.

During this project they compared the performance of a commercially available scavenger with their XAD-Ybt developed resin. The team demonstrated the improved metal reduction capabilities of our XAD-Ybt resin in comparison to a commercial metal scavenger when applied to Precious Plate wastewater samples. The constructed prototype demonstrates that the developed XAD-Ybt resin offer elevated absorption kinetics compared to commercial scavengers with the ability to remove 95% of copper from wastewater. Furthermore, a thorough economic analysis was conducted, as well as a life cycle analysis, which provides further support for industries like Precious Plate to incorporate such a system into their wastewater treatment processes.

Fourth Guest: Ken Johnston , udergraduate at SUNY Brockport. Name of team members: Kristen Mooney(senior, Environmental Science & Biology major, position on the team= Environmental Health and safety officer as well as chemist), Brian Jones (senior Business major,position:marketing officer), Ken Johnston (senior, Environmental Science & Biology major, Position on the team: Chief production chemist, in charge of producing biodiesel safely), Paul LaPlante (senior, business major, position on the team CEO which conducts meetings, along with networking.

Former Director of Environmental Health and Safety Dave Turkow, emeritus John Gardner and Associate Professor ofBusiness Administration and Economics Kyongsei Sohn began Eagle Diesel’s efforts by receiving a grant. Recently, the College at Brockport’s Eagle Diesel won first place in a state-wide competition held April 22. Sohn and Stephen Godleski stepped up after Gardener and Turkow’s retirement and Chris Bazzie became a consult as the new director of Environmental Health and Safety.The first place prize will help Eagle Diesel’s future endeavors.

“Eagle Diesel’s objective is to encourage student and professor engagement that would dual-serve as professional experience and educational credit opportunity,” LaPlante said. “Upon success of our company, our team plans to encourage a SUNY wide sustainability initiative by encouraging use of our business plan and student model. With time, we believe not only will the operation succeed to produce an economic and environmentally safe product for Brockport but perhaps SUNY and statewide. By giving students the opportunity to operate in a startup oriented environment, cross disciplinary learning and work enables us to solve creative and complex problems for the greater good. That is the true goal of Eagle Diesel.”

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender] .


The Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 8/11/15 at 7 p.m. ET

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. New shows can be heard starting every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & then are available 24/7 streamed live via the Internet here . So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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3 Hours focusing on past mistakes , current problems & obstacles , examples of success, and future outlook of Urban sustainable economic development and the contibution of historic preservation.

Guests 7-9 PM ET Include: from the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica. Michael J. Bosak, R.A. (Registered Architect) holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Buffalo, and has been a New York State Registered Architect since 1994. He has worked for the federal government since 1989, and had been the State Architect for the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development in New York from 1995 until 2009. He is presently the Multi-Family Housing Program Director. Bosak is currently the Vice President for Rutger Park of the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica, and the former chair of The Endangered Buildings, Old Main Redevelopment Advisory and Utica Monday Nite Walking Tour committees. He served as the President of the Board of Trustees from 2008 until 2012 (now the Immediate Past President), and from 1999 until 2003, and as Vice President from 1997 until 1999. He has been on the Board of Trustees since 1995.

He is an accomplished photographer and writer and was a contributor to the recently published Encyclopedia of New York State. Passionate about historic architecture, Bosak is particularly interested in, and knowledgeable about, Utica’s Union Station and The Old Main Building on the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center’s Utica Campus, The Munn Castle (#1 Rutger Park) and the Miller-Conkling-Kernan House (#3 Rutger Park). He is an avid community volunteer, historian and preservation advocate. Mr. Bosak was formerly a long serving member of the Board of Directors of The Adirondack Scenic Railroad and the Utica & Mohawk Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. He has conducted frequent walking tours since the inception of Utica Monday Nite in 1997, and continues to provide informative lectures on railroad stations from around the country and historic buildings around the area.

Robert Heins a local Architect transplanted from Long Island, where he held postions in planning and preservation activities. A graduate of Syracuse University, he is the current Chairman of Utica's Scenic and Historic Commission. Heins has put in many hours attempting to revive and solidy this important and strategic commission. Heins also heads the committee on endangered buildings for the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica or as we are now calling them "dynamic targets of oppotunity"

Landmark's 2014 dynamic opportunities

Utica Scenic & Historic Commission

Gene Allen is Marketing Director for the Urban Renewal Agency. He has been in this position for three years now. My job is multifaceted with the primary responsibility of marketing and selling tax foreclosed property in the City of Utica. In addition I serve as Special Events Director and as the Chief Service Officer, under the Cities of Service grant.

The Urban Renewal Agency provides access for individuals, community organizations and other developers interested in redeveloping tax foreclosed, abandoned, and distressed properties acquired by the City.

Urban Renewal Facebook Page of Properties For Sale

About the URA

More URA

Utica Master Plan

Jason Yots, Principal and President of Preservation Studios LLC. Jason Yots was born and raised in Niagara Falls, New York. He earned a B.A. with honors in 1993 from SUNY at Albany and a J.D. with honors in 1996 from SUNY at Buffalo Law School, where he was an editor of the Buffalo Law Review. After practicing as a private tax credit attorney for twelve years, Jason joined Preservation Studios, a Buffalo-based historic preservation consulting company started by his father Tom in 2002. Preservation Studios, believes that historic preservation offers many innovative tools to help grow sustainable communities.

In addition to his preservation consulting work, Jason maintains an active law practice, manages his real estate development firm, Bedford Falls Preservation Company, and has taught introductory historic preservation courses at a local college. Jason lives in Buffalo, NY with his wife Becky and sons Jake and George.

Preservation Studios Web Site

Mark Mohave formerly head of Utica's Urban Renewal Agency. Now President of the Baggs Square Association and rents loft apartments above his tavern in the western part of the district.

Baggs Square Association Web Site

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the GreenLocal 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by usat any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].


Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 8/4/15 at 7 p.m. ET

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. New shows can be heard starting every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & then are available 24/7 streamed live via the Internet here . So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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First Guest : Jamin Greenbaum, Ph.D. Candidate in the Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas. Lead author of the research paper "Ocean access to a cavity beneath Totten Glacier in East Antarctica"

This paper is the result of a research project that investigates the marine component of the Totten Glacier and Moscow University Ice Shelf, East Antarctica. This system is of critical importance because it drains one-eighth of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet and contains a volume equivalent to nearly 7 meters of potential sea level rise, greater than the entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet. This nearly completely unexplored region is the single largest and least understood marine glacial system that is potentially unstable. Despite intense scrutiny of marine based systems in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, little is known about the Totten Glacier system. This study will add substantially to the meager oceanographic and marine geology and geophysics data available in this region, and will significantly advance understanding of this poorly understood glacial system and its potentially sensitive response to environmental change.

Independent, space-based platforms indicate accelerating mass loss of the Totten system. Recent aerogeophysical surveys of the Aurora Subglacial Basin, which contains the deepest ice in Antarctica and drains into the Totten system, have provided the subglacial context for measured surface changes and show that the Totten Glacier has been the most significant drainage pathway for at least two previous ice flow regimes. However, the offshore context is far less understood. Limited physical oceanographic data from the nearby shelf/slope break indicate the presence of Modified Circumpolar Deep Water within a thick bottom layer at the mouth of a trough with apparent access to Totten Glacier, suggesting the possibility of sub-glacial bottom inflow of relatively warm water, a process considered to be responsible for West Antarctic Ice Sheet grounding line retreat. This project will conduct a ship-based marine geologic and geophysical survey of the region, combined with a physical oceanographic study, in order to evaluate both the recent and longer-term behavior of the glacial system and its relationship to the adjacent oceanographic system. This endeavor will complement studies of other Antarctic ice shelves, oceanographic studies near the Antarctic Peninsula, and ongoing development of ice sheet and other ocean models.

Jamin Greenbaum’s primary responsibility was the setup and maintenance of the instruments measuring Earth’s gravity field in fine detail. He will also process and analyze the resulting data, allowing the team to infer the presence and geophysical properties of deep geological structures throughout the expedition but especially where transects contain concurrent seismic and magnetics data. Jamin will also assist with seismic and oceanographic

This project is supported by the United States National Science Foundation, Division of Polar Programs, Antarctic Integrated System Science.

The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) is an academic research center best known for projects with an international scope. Prominent research areas include marine geology and geophysics, tectonics, terrestrial and lunar seismology, quantitative and exploration geophysics, and geophysical studies of ice sheets and of climate. UTIG was founded in 1972 and is part of the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin.

Explore Totten Glacier Web Site

Second Guest : Melissa Duhaime from 2012 – present University of Michigan Research Scientist, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UM Faculty Affiliate, Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, UM

• Investigating virus-host coevolution and its impact on ecosystem function using community ‘omics approaches and virus-microbe model system development

• Ecosystem-level impacts of aquatic plastic debris and its associated microbial communities

and organic pollutants

2010 – 2011 Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona,

Tucson, AZ. Mentor: Dr. Matthew B. Sullivan

Marine viral and microbial community studies through genomics / metagenomics

2005 – 2010 Ph.D. (2010) and M.Sc. (2007) student, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen,

Germany. Advisor: Dr. Frank Oliver Glöckner

Marine microbiology, bioinformatics, phage genomics

2001-2005 B.A. Cornell University, Biology (Microbiology)

PUBLICATIONS :

12. Syberg K, Khan SR, Selck H, Palmqvist A, Banta G, Daley J, Sano L, Duhaime MB. 2015. Microplastics:

Addressing Ecological Risk Through Lessons Learned. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. DOI:

10.1002/etc.2914

11. Voorhies AA, Eisenlord SD, Marcus DN, Duhaime MB, Cavalcoli JD, Dick GJ. 2015. Ecological and genetic

interactions between cyanobacteria and viruses in low-oxygen mat community inferred

The accumulation of plastic debris in nature is “one of the most ubiquitous and long-lasting recent changes to the surface of our plant” (Barnes et al., 2009) and one of the most pervasive environmental concerns of our time. Recently, plastic has been documented in the Great Lakes at the highest concentrations seen anywhere on the planet. Yet, too little is known about the fate of plastic and its role in ecosystem dynamics to predict the inevitable impacts on one fifth of the world’s fresh water. The Duhaime Lab working out of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department at the University of Michigan is sampling Lake St. Clair, Lake Huron, and Lake Erie to address this critical knowledge gap.

Duhaime Lab

Third Guest : Andy Kinslow , AIA is the founder of Kinslow, Keith, & Todd in Tulsa, Oaklahoma. After founding the firm in 1989, Andy expanded its space planning and interiors focus to encompass full-service architecture, interiors and engineering. He continues to direct all interior architecture, space planning and facility management services with extraordinary attention to detail. Andy says he delivers client and staff satisfaction through open communication and responsive service to everyone involved. Kinslow earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arkansas. He is a member of the professional advisory committee of the Fay Jones College of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. Kinslow is also a former chairperson of the Tulsa Preservation Commission and the 2008 Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year.

Kinslow, Keith & Todd is a full-service architecture, interiors and engineering firm dedicated to putting your needs first. Kinslow says that they keep you involved through every step of your project to provide responsive solutions that let you know you were heard — and understood. Kinslow, Keith & Todd has been delivering client-focused service since 1989. From new construction to renovations, they average more than 3 million SF of designed space each year. Their award-winning work is regularly recognized by peers, clients and other professionals

KKT Web Site

Proposed Tulsa Tornado Tower

Doha, Qatar Tornado Tower

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Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 7/28/15 at 7 p.m. ET

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First Guest : Sarah Scripps, Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. We'll talk about her Ph.D. Dissertation "Science Fairs before Sputnik: Adolescent Scientific Culture in Contemporary America, 1915-1965".

“Science Fairs before Sputnik: Adolescent Scientific Culture in Contemporary America, 1915-1965” traces the formation and evolution of science fairs in America, focusing on the ways in which adolescents established communities of practice by engaging in these competitions. Over the course of the twentieth century, millions of American children engaged in their first experiments by crafting science fair projects. The dissertation evaluates this understudied phenomenon against the backdrop of American fascinations and fears of science and evolving notions of adolescence. It argues that science fairs were central to shaping an adolescent scientific culture in the United States during the early to mid twentieth century. The research is grounded in a source base that includes thousands of photographs of science fair projects, project descriptions written by students, museum collections of equipment, toys, and apparatus, scientific trade literature, popular magazines, and archival collections of sponsoring organizations. In reviewing this range of materials, the dissertation demonstrates how the meanings of science fairs were tied to widespread apprehensions regarding the pace of modern scientific advancements, negotiations between adolescents and adults over who held scientific authority, the development of a children’s consumer culture, and broader debates regarding the role scientifically inclined youth would play in shaping the nation’s future.

While acknowledging the ways in which adults orchestrated the science fair movement, “Science Fairs before Sputnik” evaluates these competitions from a child’s eye view, tracing how these competitions fostered the development of youth communities of practice. For adolescents, science fairs were a place to demonstrate their scientific acumen, develop relationships with likeminded peers, and perhaps most importantly, have fun. Science fairs also raise important philosophical questions regarding the epistemology of children’s experimentation. From vibrant three-dimensional dioramas of the Progressive era to postwar argument-driven text panels, science fair displays reveal students’ changing beliefs about what counted as faithful scientific evidence. Science fairs, in short, provide an entry point into understanding how adolescents conceived of science on material, social, and epistemological terms over the course of the twentieth century.

Web Site

Second Guest : Steve Miller , Senior Resource Educator- Hops specialist for Madison County Cooperative Extension . Hops provide bitterness to balance the sweetness of malt sugars in beer. The hop cone can contain floral and citrus flavors that really capture the aromas that craft brewers look for. This consumer driven ‘local’ movement has hop farmers trying to meet the demand by erecting 18 foot trellises and planting more hops. Today’s planting, growing, and harvesting methods require more investment than the 1890s. The Hops Program was created to provide support to the growers through web resources, field meetings, newsletters, individual consultations and an annual conference. This support has been made possible by grants from USDA/NYS Ag & Markets Specialty Crops Block Grant, New York Farm Viability Institute Grant, and Brewery Ommegang.

The hops program works to enhance the cultural heritage of hops production through education and research

Madison County Hops Program

Northeast Hop Alliance

Third Guests : from the NYS offices of AARP , Joseph Stelling, Associate State Director - Advocacy, AARP NY & Kristin McManus, Program Specialist, One Commerce Plaza, Suite 706 Albany, NY 12260. We'll talk about AARP calling for a consumer advocate for NYS to keep energy prices down.

AARP Web Site

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Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 7/21/15 at 7 p.m. ET

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First Guest: Yogin Kothari is a senior legislative assistant at the Union of Concerned Scientists. A graduate of George Washington University, Kothari been with UCS since 2011. Previously, he worked on Capitol Hill before serving as lead assistant director at Grassroots Campaigns.

Web Site

Blog on Secret Science Bill

UCS Letter Opposing HR 1029

UCS Letter Opposing HR 1030

More organizations & Letters Opposing Anti-Science Bills

Second Guest : Jeff Jones is an Albany-based consultant in political and media strategies. Formerly on the staff of Environmental Advocates of New York, Jeff was part of the team that successfully worked for passage of the state Brownfields Law in 2003. Jeff first joined NPCR as a founding board member. Now, as a staff consultant, he represents the organization in Albany and to the media. Jeff has worked to strengthen the Brownfield Opportunity Areas program and to fix the Brownfield Cleanup Program. In addition to his work with NPCR, Jeff consults for numerous environmental groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Land Trust Alliance and the Healthy Schools Network. Jeff serves on the boards of several organizations, including WeAct for Environmental Justice and the League of Conservation Voters Capital Region Chapter.

New Partners for Community Revitalization Web Site

Third Guest : Anthony Giardina was appointed Executive Deputy Secretary of State by Secretary of State Cesar A. Perales in June 2013. He came to the Department of State from the Executive Chamber, where he served, mostly recently, as Assistant Secretary for Economic Development. The Department of State’s work benefits communities, assists local tourism efforts and the protects the State’s environment. Mr. Giardina’s career in public service began in the administration of Governor Mario Cuomo, where he was responsible for the day to day operations of the State Ombudsman program in the Department of State. He also served as Counsel to the State Office of Rural Affairs, offering legal and technical assistance to local government leaders in the areas of land use, planning and zoning. Mr. Giardina has served as Assistant Counsel in the State Senate and as Assistant Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department, where he handled real estate transactions and property tax litigation in the City’s watershed region. Mr. Giardina received his law degree from Albany Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University at Albany

NY Department of State

Gov. Cuomo Designates 12 BOAs

BOA News & Resources

Brownfield Redevelopment

BOA Faq Sheet

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The Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 7/14/15 at 7 p.m.

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Special 2 hour Solid Waste Show with a Panel composed of 3 heads of solid waste (OCRRA, Madison Co., & OHSWA)

Mark Donnelly is the Executive Director of the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA). Prior to joining the agency in 2012, Mark spent 31 years as a production and facilities manager at UTC Carrier Corporation. Beginning in 1995, Mark served close to ten years as a volunteer on the OCRRA board of directors, chairing the board for two terms. Mark received his Master of Business Administration from Le Moyne College and a Masters in Adult Education from Elmira College.

The challenges OCRRA and Mark face today are the most critical in the history of the Agency. Waste-to-Energy, recycling, environmental compliance, compost Facility development, and a potential inter-municipal agreement with Cortland County are at the forefront. It is a time of excitement and evolution for Mark and the Agency. Mark lives in Jamesville, New York and is proud of his four children and wife Michele. Mark enjoys family time and training for triathlons, having recently achieved IRONMAN status.

William A. Rabbia, Executive Director – Mr. Rabbia is the Executive Director of the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Management Authority located in Central New York. Mr. Rabbia has been with the Authority since May 1991. He was appointed Executive Director in March of 2009. Prior to becoming Executive Director he served as Deputy Executive Director. He is responsible for all Authority functions, including operations at the Authority's Single Stream Recycling Center, Green Waste Composting Facility, 3 Transfer Stations, Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, Regional Landfill, as well as other Authority properties. In 2011, Mr. Rabbia managed the conversion of the Authority’s dual stream recycling center to a single stream operation including development and rollout of a public education program. He has also overseen construction of the Authority’s Landfill and has coordinated that operation since opening. He oversees a $26 million annual operating budget, 90 Authority employees, and directs the issuance of revenue bonds.

Mr. Rabbia has a B.S. degree in Environmental Science and Planning from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY. Mr. Rabbia is a SWANA Certified Landfill Manager and Certified NYS Landfill Operator. He currently serves as Vice President of NYS Association for Solid Waste Management. He also is currently Vice Chair of the Mohawk Valley Environmental Information Exchange.

James Zecca , Madison County Director of Solid Waste and Sanitation for a 200 ton/day landfill, three rural transfer stations, green waste compost sites and a scrap metal recycling yard. Also, manages the County Curbside Recycling program in cooperation with the Madison County A.R.C. who operates the M.R.F. (recycling center) through a contract with the County. 1988-- Current Zecca has been active in the field of solid waste/recycling management for over 30 years in both paid and appointed positions.

·Wilton Recycling Center, Wilton, New Hampshire – Recycling Center Supervisor

·Town of Milford, Milford, New Hampshire – Recycling and Bio-solids Composting Coordinator

·Town of Merrimack, Merrimack, New Hampshire – Waste Pollution Control and Bio-solids Compost Facility Operator

·Village of Oriskany Falls, Oriskany Falls, NY – Former Mayor and Village Trustee. Oriskany Falls was the first Village to institute mandatory curbside recycling in Oneida County, Aug. 1988

From the State University of New York, Agricultural and Technical College Cobleskill, New York he earned an Associate in Applied Science Degree May 1976 majoring in Environmental Science, Fisheries and Wildlife Tech Activities . Zecca is a current board member of New York Product Stewardship Council and of the N.Y.S. Association for Solid Waste Management.

OCRRA web site

OHSWA web site

MCSWD web site

OCRRA Food Waste Composting

Donnelly Editorial on Trash to Ash Plan

Pro & Con of Trash to Ash Plan

OHSWA 5 Part Video on their Operations

MCSWD Has no Ordinary Landfill

MCSWD Renewable Energy Project Video

EPA Solid Waste Web Site

Solid Waste Q&A

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Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 7/7/15 at 7 p.m. ET

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First Guest : Durwood J. Zaelke is the President and Founder of the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, and serves as the Director of the INECE Secretariat. He also is the founder and Director of the Research Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law at American University Washington College of Law, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law and Scholar-in-Residence, teaching International Environmental Law and related courses. He was appointed Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School in 1999, teaching International Environmental Law and Policy. He is also the founder and former President of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL).

In May 2008, Mr. Zaelke was named a “Champion for Protection of Climate” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recognition of his work on HCFC Phaseout Acceleration. Zaelke was among 39 individuals, organizations, and companies honored at the 10th annual EPA Climate and Ozone Layer Protection Awards, held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. For his work on international environmental governance, Mr. Zaelke was profiled in Duke Law Magazine and in the Environmental Law Institute's Environmental Law Forum.

Mr. Zaelke's substantive research focuses on fast action mitigation strategies to respond to climate change, resolving trade and environment conflicts, strengthening the implementation and enforcement of international environmental laws, and building capacity of local public interest movements in developing countries. He was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the White House Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee (TEPAC), and to serve on the U.S. delegation to the Seattle Ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization. He continued to serve on TEPAC under President Bush.

From 1980 to 1989, Mr. Zaelke was with the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, serving as the Director of the International Program, as well as the Director of the Washington, D.C. office and the Alaska office, where his litigation helped conserve important resources in the Tongass National Forest, as well as the Admiralty Island National Monument and Misty Fjords National Monument. From 1978 to 1980, Mr. Zaelke was a Special Litigation Attorney with the Department of Justice, where his responsibilities included designing the federal government's initial hazardous waste enforcement strategy; leading the initial investigation into the Love Canal hazardous waste case; designing an energy conservation litigation program; and leading the department's investigation into the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor. From 1975 to 1978, Mr. Zaelke was a staff attorney with the Environmental Law Institute. Prior to that he was in private practice in Los Angeles. He graduated from UCLA in 1969, and from Duke Law School in 1972, where he was an Editor of the Duke Law Journal.

Institute for Governance & Sustainable Economic Development

Zaelke's International Environmental Law and Policy, Treaty Book

INECE Web site

Special Report on next generation compliance

Economist Article & Charts

Second Guest : Michael A. Webermann is the Executive Director of Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), where he implements their Sustained Vegan Advocacy approach to reducing (and eventually eliminating) the number of animals raised and killed for food. He oversees the production of FARM’s literature and videos to expose the truth behind animal farming, determines how to best bring these messages to key target audiences, and helps develop follow-up resources to make the vegan path fun and easy. Michael also presents to high school and college students about society’s disconnect between companion animals and farmed animals, speaks nationally on effective strategies for the vegan movement.

Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization working to end the use of animals for food through public education and grassroots activism. They believe in the inherent self-worth of animals, as well as environmental protection and enhanced public health. They operate just outside of Washington, DC and work through our Compassionate Activist Network (CAN) with volunteers in all 50 U.S. states and two dozen other countries.

FARM grew out of the Vegetarian Information Service, which was formed in 1976 to disseminate information on the benefits of plant-based eating on consumer health, animal protection, and environmental integrity.

FARM was officially launched as an animal rights organization in July 1981, along with other groups forming the modern US animal rights movement, at the "Action For Life" Conference in Allentown (PA). The conference brought seasoned leaders of the established vegetarian movement together with animal rights advocates searching for a national organizational outlet for their passion.

FARM is funded primarily by contributions from individuals who care about animal rights, human health, and environmental integrity. Contributions to FARM are a great investment for a number of reasons:

FARM claims that over the past few decades, public awareness of the benefits of plant-based eating and farmed animal abuse has grown substantially:

Over 30 million Americans have explored a vegetarian diet

Consumption of beef and veal have dropped by 30 and 70 percent, respectively

Many fast food chains and some major food processors now offer meatless options

Mainstream public health organizations are promoting a plant-based diet

93 percent of consumers oppose farmed animal abuse and 80 percent favor government regulations

FARM USA Web Site

Vegan Benefits

2014 Report

Third Guest : Bryan Monell Special Projects Coordinator for FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement). He was an undercover investigator for over 10 years with a couple prominent National organizations. Monell has done investigations into Elephants in the Circus, Chicken Slaughterhouses, Foie Gras, Pig Factory Farm operations, BLM Wild Horse roundups, Premarin, animal hoarding, Seafood, puppymills, Class B dealers, illegal animal sales among others.

He has directly investigated animal abuse in the U.S. Mexico, Canada, Greece and Japan and was involved the biggest bust in USDA history. Monell was part of a search and rescue team in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Rescued numerous animals. He has testified before State Representatives and numerous city councils and his investigations have been shown on network news outlets and in films.

Monell has a degree in Veterinary Technology. He has organized hundreds of demos and outreach events against various forms of animal abuse. He also served as a former CA State Park Ranger.

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Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 6/30/15 at 7 p.m. ET

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First Guest : Sasha Richey is a groundwater hydrologist specializing in large aquifer systems and remote sensing. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Sasha received her Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and her M.S. and PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. Her research quantifies human impacts on groundwater systems with a particular interest in transboundary aquifers. Sasha is interested in how to connect science to sustainable resource management. She is starting as a post-doctoral researcher at Washington State University.

Map & Info on Depletion of Global Aquifers

Second Guest : Emily Zaengle , Executive Director of the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, NY.. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University, a Master of Science in Landscape Architecture from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Syracuse University. Prior to her current role as the Executive Director, Emily was an intern and volunteer at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. She is interested in the intersection of art, people, and landscape.

Art Park Web Site

Artist in Residence Program

Video Introduction to Art Park

Third Guest : Kristen Monsell is a staff attorney who works with the Center for Biological Diversity’s Oceans program to protect marine species and their habitat. She focuses on the harms caused by offshore drilling and fracking, including the recent pipeline rupture that caused the Santa Barbara oil spill. Before joining the Center, Kristen worked as a staff attorney at The Humane Society of the United States in Washington, D.C. She earned her law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School and her bachelor’s degree from Saint Lawrence University

The US has more oil spills than we thought and the number doubled after production increased six years ago. Richard Stover, PhD, and the Center for Biological Diversity counted nearly 8,000 significant incidents, between 1986 and 2014, in records of the pipeline safety administration.

Center for Biological Diversity Web Site

Analysis, Diagrams, & Video

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Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 6/23/15 at 7 p.m. ET

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First Guest : Jackson Koeppel, Co - Director of Soulardarity. Koeppel also had the opportunity to work with Highland Park’s Community and Economic Development Department and Wayne County as an advisor on a city installation of 20 new solar-powered streetlights around the Ernest T. Ford Rec Center.

The Mission of Soulardarity is to build energy democracy in Highland Park, MI through community-owned solar streetlights, energy efficiency, and community-based education and organizing on energy issues. Soulardarity is working with the Cooperation Group to evolve from a fiscally-sponsored project to an independent membership non-profit. They are in the process of surveying 900 Highland Park residents and getting paperwork in order. In 2016 Soulardarity will be an organization directed and supported by the Highland Park community. They've had dozens of new people step up to volunteer in the surveying and training processes - youth, elders, and families alike - and are training the next generation of Soulardarity’s leadership.

Soulardarity Web Site

FAQ Page

Second Guest : Caitrin Phillips Chappelle is associate director at the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Water Policy Center, where she manages research and operations. Her own research focuses on natural resource management and California water policy. She has coauthored work on the statewide drought, funding gaps in water management, and multiple ecosystem stressors in the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta. Previously, she worked for the U.S. Geological Survey. She holds an MPP from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and a BS in ecology from California Polytechnic State University,San Luis Obispo.

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. We are dedicated to informing and improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research.

PPIC Drought Video

PPIC California's Water Report

About PPIC

Third Guest : James Zecca, Director of Solid Waste for Madison County , NY. He will discuss the advantages of net metering for landfill facilities and their recent ash agreement with the Onondaga Resource Recovery Agency for use as landfill cover.

Web Site

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Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 6/16/15 at 7 p.m. ET

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First Guest: Andrew Hillman is the President of the NYS Urban Forestry Council and Northeast regional business developer for Davey Resource Group. As a senior consulting urban forester, Mr. Hillman assists municipalities, engineers, developers, universities, and non-profit organizations to develop and implement community forestry projects, including tree inventories, urban tree canopy assessments, i-Tree analyses, and tree preservation plans. Mr. Hillman also develops management and planting plans that allow communities to maximize ecological and social tree benefits, increase the sustainability of urban areas, and augment green infrastructure. Mr. Hillman has over 25 years of experience in urban forestry. Prior to joining Davey, Mr. Hillman was City Forester for the City of Ithaca, New York. He previously managed the urban forestry program for Oswego, New York.

Mr. Hillman has served for many years on the ANSI A300 Committee which develops the national tree care performance standards. He is an International Society of ArboricultureCertified Arborist and Municipal Specialist (NY-5282AM), is past President of the Society of Municipal Arborists and an instructor at their Municipal Forestry Institute, and is a member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists. Mr. Hillman is a board member of the New York State Urban Forestry Council, member of the Finger Lakes Land Trust, and volunteers as a Conservation Easement Steward and Biodiversity Nature Preserve Steward. Mr. Hillman has a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the State University of New York.

Vision: The New York State Urban Forestry Council envisions that every community in New York State will recognize the value of trees and maximize the use of trees to help improve the community's quality of life. Mission: New York State's Urban Forestry program is a partnership of public, private and volunteer organizations and individuals that fosters comprehensive planning, management and education throughout New York to create a healthy urban and community forest and enhance quality of life.

About the NYS Urban Forestry Council

Registration for the 23rd ReLeaf Conference

Second Guest : Ray Rasker, Ph.D., Executive Director of Headwaters Economics. Ray has written widely on rural development and the role of environmental quality in economic prosperity, and is well known in policy circles in the U.S. and Canada. He has a Ph.D. from the College of Forestry, Oregon State University, M.Ag. from Colorado State University, and B.S. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Washington.

Headwaters Economics Website

Slide Show Covering the Major Points of the Research Group

Third Guest : Richard Flisnik , Republican representing the 8th district in the Oneida County Legislature. We'll discuss why he voted, along with all members of the Public Works Committee, to table a proposal to spend $2 million of County monies for the renovation of the REA building.

Fourth Guest : County Executive (R) Anthony Picente tells us why he is proposing to spend County money for renovation of the REA building and rebutts some of representative Flisnik 's statements. We will also ask the County Executive how he'll proceed and what tactics will be used to get his proposal passed in the Oneida County Legistature.

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Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 6/9/15 at 7 p.m. ET

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First Guest : Charles Driscoll, Syracuse University Professor of Environmental Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and is the lead author of the paper. in the journal Nature Climate Change. The researchers analyzed three options for power plant carbon standards. The top option in the study prevents an expected 3,500 premature deaths in the U.S. every year, with a range of 780 to up to 6,100. It alsoaverts more than 1,000 heart attacks and hospitalizations annually from air pollution-related illness. But weaker options considered in the study provide fewer estimated health benefits and could even have detrimental health effects, according to the paper .

Research Paper Abstract & Diagrams

Second Guest : Beth Irons Marketing Director for the Oneida County Public Market in Downtown Utica, NY.. We'' discuss a new POP Kids Club taking place at the market this summer.

Oneida County Public Market Web Site

Third Guest : Mark Schweiker, Chief Relationship Officer & SVP and former Governor of the state of Pennsylvania.

An accomplished executive and former government leader, Mark Schweiker brings deep experience in guiding fast growing organizations and helping customers integrate new technology into their existing operations. He joined Renmatix to drive key initiatives with public and private sector stakeholders across several business areas including: site selection for production facilities, financial partnerships, feedstock procurement, commercial programs, and public affairs. Schweiker plays a critical cross-functional role in accelerating corporate development in the United States and abroad.

He is a strong voice and proponent for the re-birth of American manufacturing, especially in the energy and advanced materials industry sector, Mark is a member of the influential U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. Mr.Schweiker has held top management positions in both commercial and large government organizations, and concluded his distinguished public service career in 2003, as the 44th Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Subsequently, Mark served as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and later as President of PRWT Business Process Solutions. He also served as a member of the BioAdvance Board of Directors for eight years, and is currently a member of the Penn State University Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors. Mark is a graduate of Bloomsburg University (BS) and received his MA in management from Rider University.

Renmatix Video Overview

Renmatix Web Site

Fourth Guest : Jamie Tuttle, Recycling Coordinator for the Oneida Herkimer Solid Waste Authority. We'll discuss a free recycling container program offered to those holding special events in the area.

OHSWA Web Site

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Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 6/2/15 at 7 p.m. ET

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First Guest : Jonathan Camuzeaux is a Senior Economic Analyst in the Office of Economic Policy and Analysis at EDF. He provides economic analysis to support the development of market-based solutions to environmental issues with a focus on climate and energy economics. Before joining EDF, Jonathan studied environmental economics and policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. During his studies, he worked with the NYC Natural Resources Group, with Booz Allen Hamilton, and with the Columbia Climate Center at the Earth Institute. Before coming to New York, Jonathan was working in international development in the southern part of India.

Master of International Affairs, Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), 2011 Master of History, Université Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3 (France), 2006 .

His study was in part funded by the The Robertson Foundation. The Foundation believes that they have an obligation to be responsible stewards of the earth for future generations. The Foundation's primary area of interest within the environment is climate change. Their grants support activities that they believe will: Lead to comprehensive federal regulation of greenhouse gases; Improve public understanding of human-caused climate change; and Reduce near-term emissions from coal. We have also made a select number of grants supporting conservation initiatives.

Environmental Defense Fund Web Site

Full Research Paper

Second Guest : David Glenn head of the The Sauquoit Creek Basin Intermunicipal Commission (SCBIC). The SCBIC consists of municipalities who are signatory to the Sauquoit Creek Basin Intermunicipal Agreement and other non-voting representatives. A key purpose of the SCBIC (or “Commission”) is to provide a forum for enhanced communication among the basin’s municipalities so they may discuss and address issues related to watershed management, flooding, recreation, quality of life, stormwater management, land use development, and other similar water resource topics. The SCBIC shall replace the former Sauquoit Creek Basin Steering Committee.

SCBIC Web Site

Sauquoit Basin Floodplains Map

Map of Commercial & Industrial Parcels in the Floodplain

Third Guest : Frank Vescera , first ward councilman from the City of Utica will tell us about the free Monday Nights at Hanna Park. Before we let him go we also pressed him on some political issues including his choice for Mayor.

The lineup is as follows:

* Monday, June 15: 6 p.m., Steve Falvo’s Easy Money Big Band; 7 p.m., The Nelson Brothers Band.

* Monday, June 22: 6 p.m., Mark Bolos Band; 7 p.m. Doc Woods Jazz Band.

* Monday, June 29: 6 p.m., Radionix; 7 p.m., Wicked.

* Monday, July 6: 6 p.m., Swamp Drivers; 7 p.m. Yesterday, A Senior Ensemble.

* Monday, July 13: 6 p.m., Soulshine; 7 p.m., Dharma Bums.

* Monday, July 20: 6 p.m., Banda Rosa; 7 p.m., New Horizons Chorus.

* Monday, July 27: 6 p.m., Renaissance; 7 p.m. Tuesday Night Big Band.

* Monday, Aug. 3: 6 p.m., Two Old Cowboys; 7 p.m. Gospel Expression.

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Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 5/26/15 at 7 p.m. ET

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First Guest : Dr. Jeffrey Maynard , Post Doc Researcher at Cornell University will discuss his just released research "New climate projections paint bleak future for tropical coral reefs ". Maynard uses statistics, ecological modeling, remote sensing and climate models to help environmental managers address threats related to climate change. His current work with the lab involves assessing spatial variation in exposure to environmental conditions that increase the susceptibility of corals to diseases.

Conserving coral reefs is crucial to maintaining the biodiversity of our oceans and sustaining the livelihoods of the 500 million people that depend on coral reefs. Coral reefs are also important to the global economy, as the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimates the world's coral reef systems are worth about $30 billion annually.

Get Maynard's Paper & View Some Photos

Cornell's Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Second Guest : Peter DeCarlo, Assistant Professor at Drexel University in the Departments of Chemistry & Civil, Archetectural, and Environmental Engineering.We'll discuss his recent research paper "Measuring air quality effects of natural gas extraction in Marcellus Shale region". DeCarlo's specialization includes: Outdoor air quality, particulate matter size and composition instrumentation and measurements, source apportionment of ambient particulate matter, climate impacts of particulate matter.

Read the Research Report

Get Supplemental Information

Third Guest : Michael Bosak has represented the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica wearing many different hats over the years. For this interview he goes into detail regarding this summer's walks and talks starting Monday June 22, 2015.

Listing of the Events:

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Monday June 22nd

St. Basil Greek Melkite Catholic Church

901 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY

Presented by: Fr. Saba Shofany

Time: 6:00 p.m. Park: On the street

Meet at: In front of St. Basil’s Rectory

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Monday June 29th:

Old Burying Ground

Kirkland Avenue at Norton Avenue, Clinton, NY

Presented by: Dick Williams

Time: 6:00 p.m. Park: On the street

Meet: At the Burying Ground entrance

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Monday July 6th:

Hotel Street and West

Corner of Hotel and Liberty Streets, Utica, NY

Presented by: Michelle Truett and others

Time: 6:00 p.m. Park: On the street

Meet: In front of Gerber’s 1933 Tavern.

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Monday July 13th:

“Home Sweet Home” –

Utica’s Olmstead Neighborhoods

At the Parkway between Harrison and Brookside Avenues, Utica, NY

Presented by: Virginia Kelly & Michael Lehman

Time: 6:00 p.m. Park: On Harrison and Brookside

Meet: On the Parkway grassy median near Harrison Ave.

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Monday July 20th:

Teugega Golf Club

6801 Golf Course Road, Rome, NY

Presented by: Don Alvarez

Time: 6:00 p.m. Park: In the parking lot

Meet: In front of club house.

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Monday July 27th:

Whitesboro Historic District

Main Street, Whitesboro, NY

Presented by: Dana Nimey-Olney & Judy Mallozzi

Time: 6:00 p.m. Park: On the street

Meet: At the Village Green

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Monday August 3rd:

Eastern Star Home & Campus

8290 NY Route 69, Oriskany, NY

Presented by: Jeff French, CEO/Administrator

Time: 6:00 p.m. Park: In the parking lot

Meet: In front of the main building

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Monday August 10th:

Tabernacle Baptist Church

Corner of Hopper and King Streets, Utica, NY

Presented by: Rev. Dr. Mark Caruana, Pastor

Time: 6:00 p.m. Park: On the street

Meet: In front of the church

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Monday August 17th:

Plymouth Bethesda United Church

500 Plant Street, Corner of State St., Utica, NY

Presented by: Rev. Mike Ballman, Pastor

Time: 6:00 p.m. Park: On the street

Meet: In front of the building

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Monday August 24th:

Harts Hill Inn

135 Clinton Street, Whitesboro, NY

Presented by: Scott Lichorowic and family

Time: 6:00 p.m. Park: In the parking lot

Meet: In front of the building

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*Saturday, August 29th:

Holy Trinity Monastery

1407 Robinson Road, Jordanville, NY

Presented by: Fr. Victor

*Time: 11:00 a.m. Park: In the parking lot

Meet: In front of the monastery

*Note: Mandatory dress code: no shorts, t-shirts or bare arms; men must wear slacks, no short sleeved shirts; women must wear a dress (no slacks) at least knee length, and have head cover

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Monday August 31th:

Genesee Court

Genesee St. Utica, NY (across from Olbiston Apts.)

Presented by: Beverly Quist

Time: 6:00 p.m. Park: On the street

Meet: In front of the building

Landmarks Web Site

Landmarks Facebook Page

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Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 5/19/15 at 7 p.m. ET

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First Guest : Matt Perry is President and co-founder of the Utica Peregrine Falcon Project LLC. UPFP’s primary goal has been to create and maintain a local nesting site for Peregrine Falcons, a species that remains on the Endangered Species List in New York State. UPFP is also dedicated to providing streaming video of the falcons’ nesting activities. The video is available free to the public. Long term objectives of UPFP include erecting more raptor nest boxes and nest platforms in Central New York. Visit UPFP’s website for more information or to view live video from the nest:

Since 1999, Matt has been the Conservation Director and Resident Naturalist at Spring Farm CARES in Clinton. There he manages a 260 acre nature preserve and oversees multiple habitat restoration efforts. Matt’s maintains a Nature Sanctuary Blog called “Tales from the Wilds” and is also a regional editor of the “Kingbird”, a quarterly publication of the New York State Ornithological Association. For NYSOA, he monitors regional bird populations, keeps records and writes about bird life in 6 Central New York counties. Perry is also a board member of Beavers: Wetlands and Wildlife (BWW), an organization which promotes coexistence with beavers. Beavers are considered “Keystone Species” which provide habitat for scores of other native plants and animals.

Watch Falcons in Their Nest

Spring Farm Cares Web Site

Matt's Nature Blog

NYSOA Web Site

Second Guest : Jim Bonesteel is the volunteer President of the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA). The RPA works with the community to promote and facilitate the conservation of the undeveloped and unfragmented forests and other ecologically important areas of the Rensselaer Plateau region. These possess many significant natural features and provide many benefits including natural habitats for plants and animals; forest products, recreation and most important, water and air quality. The Rensselaer Plateau region is located in eastern Rensselaer County New York, a 20 minute drive east from downtown Albany.

Rensselear Plateau Alliance Web site

Third Guest : Jessie Ravage preservation consultant. Most of her clients are municipalities and historical societies, but she also works for private individuals. In addition, to conducting surveys and preparing National Register of Historic Places nominations for historic buildings, I Ravage also does historical research to support and enhance interpretive programming in museums. Most of her clients are located in central New York State, but she also works farther afield. Her areas of expertise include vernacular architecture of the region, agricultural buildings and landscape, community development, and resort development. Ravage has prepared historical documentation of resort development in Glacier National Park in Montana. She is based in Cooperstown, New York, where she attended graduate school in history museum studies after stints working for the National Trust of Historic Preservation, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and on an archaeological site in Winchester, England.

Ravage's 152 Page Report Supporting Canajoharie's Listing on National Register of Historic Places

What Does This Mean for Village of Canajoharie Residents ?

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Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 5/12/15 at 7 p.m. ET

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First Guest : Anahita Williamson, Ph.D., Director of the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute. Dr. Williamson has a strong background and extensive experience in the field of chemical and environmental engineering, including manufacturing process modification for improved material recovery and reuse, design for the environment and life-cycle assessment. Prior to joining NYSP2I, she served as a senior engineer at Xerox Corporation where she assisted in implementing companywide sustainability and pollution prevention processes. Williamson led numerous teams at Xerox Corporation in defining environmental opportunities within processes/products by optimizing complex systems. She performed detailed material and energy balances on manufacturing processes in order to develop a quantitative baseline and capture all environmental inputs and outputs for a system. Dr. Williamson also has extensive experience in utilizing life-cycle assessment (LCA) methodology for evaluating the environmental performance of a process/product over its entire life-cycle.

In 2012, Dr. Williamson was recognized with the Environmental Quality Award through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and in 2013 with RIT's Principal Investigator Millionaire Award. She is also a Lean Six Sigma certified Greenbelt. She understands the importance of applying lean thinking when implementing industrial solutions. Dr. Williamson also has multiple peer-reviewed publications and has presented at numerous national and international conferences on topics including cleaner production, green engineering, the commercialization of green technologies and sustainable supply chain. Dr. Williamson holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental engineering, all from Clarkson University.

The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) is headquartered at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and is a partnership between RIT, Clarkson University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University at Buffalo and the 10 NYS Regional Technology Development Centers. The mission of NYSP2I is to make New York State more sustainable for workers, the public, the environment, and the economy through: reductions in toxic chemical use, the efficient use of raw materials, energy and water, reductions in emissions to the environment and waste generation

NYSP2I is an integrated program of several major elements: technology research, development and diffusion, outreach, professional training, a community grants program, academic educational programs. Funding provided by NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

Through its Green Technology Accelerator Center (GTAC), the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute helps companies accelerate their introduction of green technologies into the market. New York State companies can take advantage of emerging market opportunities for environmentally preferable products, by receiving assistance in a variety of areas.

NYP2I Web Site

Student Competition

Susutainable Supply Chain Info Hub

2014-2015 Community Grant Awards

Second Guest : Nick McCloskey, Sopomore at Siena College. Project : Divert the Flow to Grow. Their team has addressed stormwater runoff as an environmental issue on the Siena College Campus. The variety of impervious surfaces on campus (paved parking lots, flat-roofed academic buildings, residence has etc.) generates large quantities of stormwater runoff that eventually enters the nearby Kromma Kill Watershed. Stormwater from roofs accounts for a large majority of the total runoff. Our projects goal is to demonstrate that a simple gutter system retrofit for flat-rooted buildings on college campuses and other urban institutions can reduce stormwater runoff by diversity the flow to an urban garden. Along with addressing runoff mitigation, our project also promotes the growth and accessibility of local, fresh food in an urban environment and aims to spread knowledge about the merits of urban gardening.

Third Guest : Samar Fawaz, Graduate student at SUNY Buffalo. The State University of New York at Buffalo captured first place in the graduate divison for retrieving precious metal from waste effluent at Precious Plate Inc. in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Precious Plate, Inc. is a local electroplating company that uses a variety of metals during its processes. Post-deposition, the aqueous phase used is designated for disposal, which poses problems regarding the metal content of the waste stream. First, EPA regulations mandate that metals be kept below specific levels. Even at levels capable of meeting EPA limits, the loss of metals within their waste streams can readily exceed thousands of dollars. Precious Plate, Inc. investigated the use of commercially available metal scavengers for lower metal concentrations. They found that despite loss of precious metals valued in excess of $400,000 per year, recovery was not profitable due to technical and economic limitations.

During this project they compared the performance of a commercially available scavenger with their XAD-Ybt developed resin. The team demonstrated the improved metal reduction capabilities of our XAD-Ybt resin in comparison to a commercial metal scavenger when applied to Precious Plate wastewater samples. The constructed prototype demonstrates that the developed XAD-Ybt resin offer elevated absorption kinetics compared to commercial scavengers with the ability to remove 95% of copper from wastewater. Furthermore, a thorough economic analysis was conducted, as well as a life cycle analysis, which provides further support for industries like Precious Plate to incorporate such a system into their wastewater treatment processes.

Fourth Guest: Ken Johnston , udergraduate at SUNY Brockport. Name of team members: Kristen Mooney(senior, Environmental Science & Biology major, position on the team= Environmental Health and safety officer as well as chemist), Brian Jones (senior Business major,position:marketing officer), Ken Johnston (senior, Environmental Science & Biology major, Position on the team: Chief production chemist, in charge of producing biodiesel safely), Paul LaPlante (senior, business major, position on the team CEO which conducts meetings, along with networking.

Former Director of Environmental Health and Safety Dave Turkow, emeritus John Gardner and Associate Professor ofBusiness Administration and Economics Kyongsei Sohn began Eagle Diesel’s efforts by receiving a grant. Recently, the College at Brockport’s Eagle Diesel won first place in a state-wide competition held April 22. Sohn and Stephen Godleski stepped up after Gardener and Turkow’s retirement and Chris Bazzie became a consult as the new director of Environmental Health and Safety.The first place prize will help Eagle Diesel’s future endeavors.

“Eagle Diesel’s objective is to encourage student and professor engagement that would dual-serve as professional experience and educational credit opportunity,” LaPlante said. “Upon success of our company, our team plans to encourage a SUNY wide sustainability initiative by encouraging use of our business plan and student model. With time, we believe not only will the operation succeed to produce an economic and environmentally safe product for Brockport but perhaps SUNY and statewide. By giving students the opportunity to operate in a startup oriented environment, cross disciplinary learning and work enables us to solve creative and complex problems for the greater good. That is the true goal of Eagle Diesel.”

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Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 5/5/15 at 7 p.m. ET

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First Guest : We'll discuss 2 local environmental events with Catherine Bullwinkle who is currently the Project Coordinator for the ATSDR Brownfields Grant Projects in Albany and Utica, NY. She is responsible for project management including community assessment, developing community engagement to identify and prioritize land reuse projects, and for the development of survey instruments, tool kits and videos related to the design and implementation of community gardens.

Her work has included the development of seven community garden projects in Utica, NY, the development of a Children’s Garden Project, a Horticulture Training Project for newlyarrived refugees offered in six languages, and a micro-greens training project. Prior to joining the department, for seven years she was the Project Manager for the Oneida County Health Department’s Lead Primary Prevention Program. In this position, Ms. Bullwinkle was responsible for developing the county’s strategic plan for eliminating childhood lead poisoning, and for the design and implementation of its successful lead primary prevention program.

Ms. Bullwinkle is a registered nurse and has worked in the field of public health for the past 35 years. In 2014, she was the recipient of the EPA Environmental Quality Award for her work in brownfield/land reuse and lead hazard reduction projects in Utica, NY.

2 Local Environmental Events , May 9, 2015

One World Flower Festivel

Healthy Gardening Tips

NYS Department of Health Web Site

Second Guest : Bruce Moravchik is an education specialist in NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS). He is a key developer of NOS's Education Web site a series of innovative online materials for students and educators that convey NOAA's research, technology, and activities. He is coordinates NOAA's Climate Stewards Education Project , a national program providing formal and informal educators with sustained professional development in climate and related sciences, using collaborative online tools so they may help build a climate-literate public that is actively engaged in climate stewardship.

Bruce has worked with scientists and educators across NOAA to develop original content for many NOAA Web sites and professional development opportunities for educators. Prior to joining NOAA he established and ran a high school marine and environmental studies program in Rhode Island, working with teachers and students on coastal ecology, aquaculture, and habitat restoration. He has taught oceanography in the Caribbean for SEA Semester; studied the behavioral ecology and population dynamics of lobsters and crabs in Rhode Island and Maine; and conducted research in coral reef ecology in the Red Sea.

NOA Education Web Site

NOAA Climate Stewards Education Project

Sea Semester Web Site

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Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 4/28/15 at 7 p.m. ET

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First Guest : Gerry Smithson, District Manager for the Herkimer County Soil & Water District talks about the 21st Envirothon.

New York State Envirothon Contest

Herkimer County Soil & Water District

Second Guest : Gerry Van Acker was appointed as the Detroit Zoological Society’s Chief Operating Officer in 2011. He is responsible for park operations, security, landscape, maintenance, guest relations, marketing and human resources.

VanAcker has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining the DZS, he served as General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott in Livonia and, prior to that, owned and managed five Au Bon Pain Café bakeries in Metro Detroit. He has also held positions as Director of Catering Sales for the Marriott at the Detroit Renaissance Center, General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Detroit and Resident Manager and Director of Human Resources at The Dearborn Inn. VanAcker earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University.

Detroit Zoo Web Site

Digester Crowdfunding Page

Detroit Zoo Press Release

Third Guest : Ebrahim Varachia, President and Co-founder of Patronicity. Ebrahim graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in International Development focusing on creating sustainable businesses in developing countries. Staying local and moving to Detroit he translated this into urban revitalization and began working on two startups.

Being an entrepreneur coupled with his passion for sustainable community development he enjoys learning of great initiatives happening around the state of Michigan started by other entrepreneurs, innovators, artists, activists and the like. He has a vested interest in sustainable community development.

Patronicity Web Site

Fourth Guest : Joseph A. Davis, Director, WatchDog Project Society of Environmental Journalists. We'll discuss the problems the SEJ has regarding EPA & FOIA.

SEJ Web Site

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Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 4/21/15 at 7 p.m. ET

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First Guest : Attorney Marco Gonzalez partner at Coastal Law Group and founder of nfp Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation. Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation (CERF) is a nonprofit environmental organization founded by surfers in North San Diego County and active throughout California’s coastal communities. CERF was established to aggressively advocate, including through litigation, for the protection and enhancement of coastal natural resources and the quality of life for coastal residents. CERF’s primary areas of advocacy include: ■Water quality protection and enhancement (stormwater management and – sewage conveyance/treatment) ■Wastewater Recycling (Indirect Potable Reuse) ■Mass Transit ■Waste to Energy ■Coastal Development ■Beach Nourishment ■Marine Debris ■Marine Reserves

Gonzalez Web Site

Second Guest : Greg Lennon is the Director of Business and Project Development at the Power Authority of New York and oversees the development of the Advanced Grid Innovation Lab for energy (AGILe). He has over 15 years energy industry experience with Fortune 500 and global energy companies most recently with NRG Energy, GDF Suez Energy International and Avista Corp. He has held various business development, strategy and project management positions along the energy supply chain from generation to transmission to distribution to the end customer. He has worked in various energy markets across the U.S., with renewable and traditional generation sources (solar, natural gas, onshore/offshore wind) and worked towards the commercialization of new energy technologies - wave energy. He holds the following degrees: BA, Saint Anselm College and MA & MBA, Boston College.

NYPA Web Site

Third Guest : Michael Mahanna: Mike served Hamilton College as a Horticulturist, and Certified Arborist from 1989 thru 2009. He left his career at the College to pursue a life long dream of owning and operating his own landscape design and consulting company, The How-to Gardener. Mike also worked for the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County where he resurrected the Master Gardener training program and left in 2012 with the program running successfully. Mike currently sits on the executive board of the New York State Urban Forestry Council and is a board member of the Central New York Park’s Conservancy. He has been a Master Gardener and volunteer with the Oneida County Cooperative Extension for over 12 years. Now, along with The How-to Gardener, Mike works for the New York State School for the Deaf in Rome, NY. He has lectured for numerous groups including the Hamilton College Arboretum Series, the Cornell Cooperative Extension Herb and Flower Fest, and numerous Garden Clubs and organizations.

CNY Conservancy Web Site

Mahanna Web Site

Fourth Guest : Ken Mazelen, Professor of Sociology at SUNY Polytechical Institute and head of the Mohawk Valley Climate And Social Action Group. We'll discuss the group's mission and why they will be demonstrating in front of the office of conressman Richard Hanna on 4/22/15. Ken also has some criticism directed at the local media regarding climate change coverage or lack thereof. Find out more information about the protest here.

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Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 4/14/15 at 7 p.m. ET

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First Guest: Yogin Kothari is a senior legislative assistant at the Union of Concerned Scientists. A graduate of George Washington University, Kothari been with UCS since 2011. Previously, he worked on Capitol Hill before serving as lead assistant director at Grassroots Campaigns.

Web Site

Blog on Secret Science Bill

UCS Letter Opposing HR 1029

UCS Letter Opposing HR 1030

More organizations & Letters Opposing Anti-Science Bills

Second Guest : Jeff Jones is an Albany-based consultant in political and media strategies. Formerly on the staff of Environmental Advocates of New York, Jeff was part of the team that successfully worked for passage of the state Brownfields Law in 2003. Jeff first joined NPCR as a founding board member. Now, as a staff consultant, he represents the organization in Albany and to the media. Jeff has worked to strengthen the Brownfield Opportunity Areas program and to fix the Brownfield Cleanup Program. In addition to his work with NPCR, Jeff consults for numerous environmental groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Land Trust Alliance and the Healthy Schools Network. Jeff serves on the boards of several organizations, including WeAct for Environmental Justice and the League of Conservation Voters Capital Region Chapter.

New Partners for Community Revitalization Web Site

Third Guest : Anthony Giardina was appointed Executive Deputy Secretary of State by Secretary of State Cesar A. Perales in June 2013. He came to the Department of State from the Executive Chamber, where he served, mostly recently, as Assistant Secretary for Economic Development. The Department of State’s work benefits communities, assists local tourism efforts and the protects the State’s environment. Mr. Giardina’s career in public service began in the administration of Governor Mario Cuomo, where he was responsible for the day to day operations of the State Ombudsman program in the Department of State. He also served as Counsel to the State Office of Rural Affairs, offering legal and technical assistance to local government leaders in the areas of land use, planning and zoning. Mr. Giardina has served as Assistant Counsel in the State Senate and as Assistant Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department, where he handled real estate transactions and property tax litigation in the City’s watershed region. Mr. Giardina received his law degree from Albany Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University at Albany

NY Department of State

Gov. Cuomo Designates 12 BOAs

BOA News & Resources

Brownfield Redevelopment

BOA Faq Sheet

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Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 4/7/15 at 7 p.m. ET

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First Guest : Jim Krane, Ph.D., is the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. His research addresses the geopolitical aspects of energy, with a focus on the Middle East; his scholarly articles focus on energy consumption, investment and technology in exporting states. His research grants include awards from the Qatar National Research Fund, the Dubai School of Government and Cambridge University. He is the author of the 2009 book “City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism,” which received warm reviews from the Financial Times, Bloomberg News, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph and the New York Review of Books, among others.

Krane is a longtime journalist who reported from the Middle East for more than five years. As the Gulf correspondent for the Associated Press in Dubai, he covered the economic boom and developments that transformed the emirate into one of the world’s most globalized cities. He also wrote about the Gulf region for the Wall Street Journal, the Economist Intelligence Unit, the Financial Times and many other publications. Krane was based for more than a year in Iraq, where he covered the aftermath of the U.S. invasion and ensuing insurgency for AP. Previously, Krane was an AP Business writer in New York, responsible for technology news.

He is the winner of several journalism awards, including the 2003 AP Managing Editors Deadline Reporting Award, received for his coverage of Saddam Hussein’s capture in Iraq. Krane is a member of Cambridge University’s Energy Policy Research Group, where his Ph.D. studies took place. He holds an M.Phil. in technology policy from Cambridge University’s Judge Business School and a master’s in international affairs from Columbia University.

Rice University's Baker Institute

Second Guest : Patrick Vincent , Vincent's Heating & Fuel Service. talking about a local event highlighting the Renewable NY Initiative. Vincent's has also received a $1.3 Million dollar grant for 15 pellet boiler projects. Go to Green Local 175 news to learn more .

Vincent's Web Site

Videos

Third Guest : Darren Suarez is a director of government affairs for the Business Council of New York State with responsibility for all advocacy on Energy, Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health. Darren comes to The Business Council from Hinman Straub LLC, where he lobbied on behalf of a number of Fortune 500 companies on energy and environment issues. Before that, Darren was the program director for environmental and economic development for the New York State Senate, where he represented the Majority Leader in meetings and public event, and developed, amended, and negotiated economic development tax incentives. Previously, he was a government affairs representative for the City University of New York and Cornell University, and worked for the New York State Department of Labor as a job services representative working with employers to meet their workforce needs.

Darren holds a degree in Political Science from UMass-Dartmouth. He was the recipient of the 2006 Economic Development Service Award in recognition of work in attracting Global Foundries to construct a $3.2 billion 300 mm-wafer fab in New York State. He was awarded the 2005 New York Nature Conservancy's Salamander Award for working to protect New York's biodiversity and a joint recipient of the 2004 National Conference of State Legislatures Staff Chair Award for work as a primary author of New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program.

BCNYS Web Site

BCNYS Message to Legislators

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Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 3/31/15 at 7 p.m. ET

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First Guest : Sarah Scripps, Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. We'll talk about her Ph.D. Dissertation "Science Fairs before Sputnik: Adolescent Scientific Culture in Contemporary America, 1915-1965".

“Science Fairs before Sputnik: Adolescent Scientific Culture in Contemporary America, 1915-1965” traces the formation and evolution of science fairs in America, focusing on the ways in which adolescents established communities of practice by engaging in these competitions. Over the course of the twentieth century, millions of American children engaged in their first experiments by crafting science fair projects. The dissertation evaluates this understudied phenomenon against the backdrop of American fascinations and fears of science and evolving notions of adolescence. It argues that science fairs were central to shaping an adolescent scientific culture in the United States during the early to mid twentieth century. The research is grounded in a source base that includes thousands of photographs of science fair projects, project descriptions written by students, museum collections of equipment, toys, and apparatus, scientific trade literature, popular magazines, and archival collections of sponsoring organizations. In reviewing this range of materials, the dissertation demonstrates how the meanings of science fairs were tied to widespread apprehensions regarding the pace of modern scientific advancements, negotiations between adolescents and adults over who held scientific authority, the development of a children’s consumer culture, and broader debates regarding the role scientifically inclined youth would play in shaping the nation’s future.

While acknowledging the ways in which adults orchestrated the science fair movement, “Science Fairs before Sputnik” evaluates these competitions from a child’s eye view, tracing how these competitions fostered the development of youth communities of practice. For adolescents, science fairs were a place to demonstrate their scientific acumen, develop relationships with likeminded peers, and perhaps most importantly, have fun. Science fairs also raise important philosophical questions regarding the epistemology of children’s experimentation. From vibrant three-dimensional dioramas of the Progressive era to postwar argument-driven text panels, science fair displays reveal students’ changing beliefs about what counted as faithful scientific evidence. Science fairs, in short, provide an entry point into understanding how adolescents conceived of science on material, social, and epistemological terms over the course of the twentieth century.

Web Site

Second Guest : Steve Miller , Senior Resource Educator- Hops specialist for Madison County Cooperative Extension . Hops provide bitterness to balance the sweetness of malt sugars in beer. The hop cone can contain floral and citrus flavors that really capture the aromas that craft brewers look for. This consumer driven ‘local’ movement has hop farmers trying to meet the demand by erecting 18 foot trellises and planting more hops. Today’s planting, growing, and harvesting methods require more investment than the 1890s. The Hops Program was created to provide support to the growers through web resources, field meetings, newsletters, individual consultations and an annual conference. This support has been made possible by grants from USDA/NYS Ag & Markets Specialty Crops Block Grant, New York Farm Viability Institute Grant, and Brewery Ommegang.

The hops program works to enhance the cultural heritage of hops production through education and research

Madison County Hops Program

Northeast Hop Alliance

Third Guests : from the NYS offices of AARP , Joseph Stelling, Associate State Director - Advocacy, AARP NY & Kristin McManus, Program Specialist, One Commerce Plaza, Suite 706 Albany, NY 12260. We'll talk about AARP calling for a consumer advocate for NYS to keep energy prices down.

AARP Web Site

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Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 3/24/15 at 7 p.m. ET

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First Guest : Jamin Greenbaum, Ph.D. Candidate in the Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas. Lead author of the research paper "Ocean access to a cavity beneath Totten Glacier in East Antarctica"

This paper is the result of a research project that investigates the marine component of the Totten Glacier and Moscow University Ice Shelf, East Antarctica. This system is of critical importance because it drains one-eighth of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet and contains a volume equivalent to nearly 7 meters of potential sea level rise, greater than the entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet. This nearly completely unexplored region is the single largest and least understood marine glacial system that is potentially unstable. Despite intense scrutiny of marine based systems in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, little is known about the Totten Glacier system. This study will add substantially to the meager oceanographic and marine geology and geophysics data available in this region, and will significantly advance understanding of this poorly understood glacial system and its potentially sensitive response to environmental change.

Independent, space-based platforms indicate accelerating mass loss of the Totten system. Recent aerogeophysical surveys of the Aurora Subglacial Basin, which contains the deepest ice in Antarctica and drains into the Totten system, have provided the subglacial context for measured surface changes and show that the Totten Glacier has been the most significant drainage pathway for at least two previous ice flow regimes. However, the offshore context is far less understood. Limited physical oceanographic data from the nearby shelf/slope break indicate the presence of Modified Circumpolar Deep Water within a thick bottom layer at the mouth of a trough with apparent access to Totten Glacier, suggesting the possibility of sub-glacial bottom inflow of relatively warm water, a process considered to be responsible for West Antarctic Ice Sheet grounding line retreat. This project will conduct a ship-based marine geologic and geophysical survey of the region, combined with a physical oceanographic study, in order to evaluate both the recent and longer-term behavior of the glacial system and its relationship to the adjacent oceanographic system. This endeavor will complement studies of other Antarctic ice shelves, oceanographic studies near the Antarctic Peninsula, and ongoing development of ice sheet and other ocean models.

Jamin Greenbaum’s primary responsibility was the setup and maintenance of the instruments measuring Earth’s gravity field in fine detail. He will also process and analyze the resulting data, allowing the team to infer the presence and geophysical properties of deep geological structures throughout the expedition but especially where transects contain concurrent seismic and magnetics data. Jamin will also assist with seismic and oceanographic

This project is supported by the United States National Science Foundation, Division of Polar Programs, Antarctic Integrated System Science.

The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) is an academic research center best known for projects with an international scope. Prominent research areas include marine geology and geophysics, tectonics, terrestrial and lunar seismology, quantitative and exploration geophysics, and geophysical studies of ice sheets and of climate. UTIG was founded in 1972 and is part of the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin.

Explore Totten Glacier Web Site

Second Guest : Melissa Duhaime from 2012 – present University of Michigan Research Scientist, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UM Faculty Affiliate, Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, UM

• Investigating virus-host coevolution and its impact on ecosystem function using community ‘omics approaches and virus-microbe model system development

• Ecosystem-level impacts of aquatic plastic debris and its associated microbial communities

and organic pollutants

2010 – 2011 Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona,

Tucson, AZ. Mentor: Dr. Matthew B. Sullivan

Marine viral and microbial community studies through genomics / metagenomics

2005 – 2010 Ph.D. (2010) and M.Sc. (2007) student, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen,

Germany. Advisor: Dr. Frank Oliver Glöckner

Marine microbiology, bioinformatics, phage genomics

2001-2005 B.A. Cornell University, Biology (Microbiology)

PUBLICATIONS :

12. Syberg K, Khan SR, Selck H, Palmqvist A, Banta G, Daley J, Sano L, Duhaime MB. 2015. Microplastics:

Addressing Ecological Risk Through Lessons Learned. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. DOI:

10.1002/etc.2914

11. Voorhies AA, Eisenlord SD, Marcus DN, Duhaime MB, Cavalcoli JD, Dick GJ. 2015. Ecological and genetic

interactions between cyanobacteria and viruses in low-oxygen mat community inferred

The accumulation of plastic debris in nature is “one of the most ubiquitous and long-lasting recent changes to the surface of our plant” (Barnes et al., 2009) and one of the most pervasive environmental concerns of our time. Recently, plastic has been documented in the Great Lakes at the highest concentrations seen anywhere on the planet. Yet, too little is known about the fate of plastic and its role in ecosystem dynamics to predict the inevitable impacts on one fifth of the world’s fresh water. The Duhaime Lab working out of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department at the University of Michigan is sampling Lake St. Clair, Lake Huron, and Lake Erie to address this critical knowledge gap.

Duhaime Lab

Third Guest : Andy Kinslow , AIA is the founder of Kinslow, Keith, & Todd in Tulsa, Oaklahoma. After founding the firm in 1989, Andy expanded its space planning and interiors focus to encompass full-service architecture, interiors and engineering. He continues to direct all interior architecture, space planning and facility management services with extraordinary attention to detail. Andy says he delivers client and staff satisfaction through open communication and responsive service to everyone involved. Kinslow earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arkansas. He is a member of the professional advisory committee of the Fay Jones College of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. Kinslow is also a former chairperson of the Tulsa Preservation Commission and the 2008 Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year.

Kinslow, Keith & Todd is a full-service architecture, interiors and engineering firm dedicated to putting your needs first. Kinslow says that they keep you involved through every step of your project to provide responsive solutions that let you know you were heard — and understood. Kinslow, Keith & Todd has been delivering client-focused service since 1989. From new construction to renovations, they average more than 3 million SF of designed space each year. Their award-winning work is regularly recognized by peers, clients and other professionals

KKT Web Site

Proposed Tulsa Tornado Tower

Doha, Qatar Tornado Tower

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Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show Starts 3/17/15 at 7 p.m. ET

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Second Guest : Sox Sperry, primary curriculum writer for PROJECT LOOK SHARP which, is a media literacy initiative of the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College, working in collaboration with local school districts, New York State BOCES, the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) and other national media literacy organizations. The project is designed to promote and support the integration of media literacy and critical thinking into curricula at all grade levels and across instructional areas, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of media literacy education in the schools. This curriculum-driven initiative works directly with teachers and support staff to reach students and aims to foster a spirit of collaboration among educators using media literacy. Project Look Sharp provides curriculum materials, strategies and advice for media literacy instruction, and acts as a liaison between educators and the media literacy field at large. The goals of Project Look Sharp are:

To promote and support media literacy education at the community, state and national levels

To provide teachers with ongoing pre-service and in-service training and mentoring in media education

To work with teachers to create new or revised teaching materials and pedagogical strategies that incorporate media literacy and enhance classroom practice

To develop and publish curriculum materials that infuse media literacy into core content

To evaluate the effectiveness of media literacy as a pedagogical approach to education

To develop a model for including media literacy in the school curriculum at all grade levels and across all instructional areas and to show how media literacy can help teachers address new and existing learning standards

"Media Constructions of Energy Choices: Empowering Students to See Through the Smoke" Live Event: March 19, 2015, from 7-8PM EDT

Web Site

Third Guest : Marguerite Wells, Vice President of the Board and project manager for the Black Oak Community Wind Farm. The Mission of Black Oak Wind Farm LLC is to give New York residents the opportunity to own wind energy assets, providing clean energy to the grid and financial returns to our investors.

Their Vision is to develop, own, and operate an 11.9 megawatt wind farm in western Tompkins County, New York. There will be seven GE 1.7 megawatt turbines, planned to start construction in 2015.

By opening the investment pathway directly to individuals, Black Oak Wind Farm says that they are offering investors the unprecedented opportunity to claim ownership in a project that will provide positive personal and financial returns. With solid institutional backing and an empowering approach to clean energy development, Black Oak Wind Farm is delivering More Power to You.

Black Oak Web Site

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Broadcasts on 3/3/15 & 3/8/2015 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Guest : Scott Collins, Acting State Director for USDA Rural Development. Rural Development provides financing in the forms of loans, loan guarantees, and grants for rural residents, communities, and businesses. They finance rural home ownership, affordable multi-family housing, community infrastructure, emergency services, and business growth and expansion in rural areas. They generally do not finance agricultural businesses, as that is the mission of their sister USDA agency Farm Service Agency, but they do deliver two programs that assist farms: REAP, which is available to farms and rural small businesses, and the Value-Added Producer Grant Program, or VAPG.

Collins has worked for USDA Rural Development for the past 11 years, and has had primary responsibility for delivery of RD’s two ag programs for most of that time. Scott spent most of my life operating my family’s dairy farm in Barneveld, where he produced milk and bottled it for sale in the community .

REAP

Second Guest : Mayor Fusco from the City of Rome , NY. . He'll discuss the proposed slaughter house, Erie Canal Village, Solar PPA contract , and water infrastructure cost overuns.

Rome NY Web Site

Third Guest : Environmental Attorney Bill Buchan who has been involved in a lot of the region's wastewater and Solar PPA contracts , includng the City of Rome.

Bill Buchan combines a strong technical background, expertise in business and law with thirty years of diverse experience in the environmental industry. He has served as environmental and energy counsel to Madison County in connection with its solid waste management and recycling programs for over 20 years.

Bill is a successful entrepreneur with a portfolio of businesses operating in the environmental and energy markets domestically and internationally. He is a founding partner of Buchan & Sutter, P.C. a Central New York based law practice specializing in environmental and energy matters with emphasis on public-private partnerships and power purchase agreements. He the co-owner of Operations & Maintenance, Inc. (“OMI”) a water and wastewater operations firm that provides environmental services under contracts with municipalities and industries that manage high strength wastes such a landfill leachate, food, beverage and pharmaceutical wastewaters, as well as contaminated groundwater. Bill is a founder and shareholder of DSS Environmental, Inc. a subsidiary of Covanta Energy a global leader in the MSW Waste-to-Energy markets. DSS is the owner of a patented tertiary wastewater treatment technology that is used extensively throughout the New York City watershed for the protection drinking water reservoirs. He serves as Senior Vice President for Water and Environmental Resources at Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation, a global leader in Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion, Seawater District Cooling, Sustainable Aquaculture and Seawater Desalination. Bill has worked internationally to license a portfolio of water treatment technology patents to businesses located in the European Union and India. Through Ensource, Inc., Bill provides private tax credit driven investors opportunities to invest in public and private solar power purchase agreements.

Bill earned a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Biology and Chemistry from SUNY Brockport and a Juris Doctor, Cum Laude from the University of Toledo

Buchan Law Firm

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Broadcasts on 2/24/14 & 3/1/2015 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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During the 7 - 8 p.m. ET hour : talking about issues in the City of Rome with Council Woman Romona Smith . Such as a proposed slaughter house across from the train station, controversy over the latest solar energy PPA contract, and water infrastructure repairs eexpected to cost almost double from original estimate. We will also talk with Rome Democrat and former director of Rome Main Streets about these issues.

We had hoped to include David Mondi who is behind the slaughterhouse proposal. Talked to him 2/23 and he said OK but would have to check his schedule and get back to us in a few minutes. Has not called back as of 3:30 p.m. on 2/24 . Calling his phone number gets a full voice mail box with no chance to leave a message.

During the 8 - 9 p.m. ET hour : Asher Miller became Executive Director of the Post Carbon Institute on October 2008, after having served as the manager of our former Relocalization Network program. He’s worked in the nonprofit sector since 1996 in various capacities. Prior to joining Post Carbon Institute, Asher founded Climate Changers, an organization that inspires people to reduce their impact on the climate by focusing on simple and achievable actions anyone can take. Some of his previous roles include:

Partnership Director at Plugged In, an organization working in East Palo Alto, California that connects individuals and cultivates minds by creating the opportunity to produce, express, and contribute using technology; International Production Coordinator at Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation, which created the largest video archive in the world, containing more than 52,000 interviews conducted in 56 countries around the world; and Youth Manager at the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, which engaged more than 800 teens a year in community service and education about social and environmental issues. Ghostwriter of the autobiography of a Polish Holocaust survivor who fought as a partisan in the forests of Belarus. Asher has served as a consultant to a number of other nonprofit organizations.

He currently serves on the board of Transition United States. Asher was born in the Netherlands, and has lived in Israel, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Connecticut, Colorado, and California. He currently lives in Santa Rosa, California with his wife and two children. Asher received his B.A. in Creative Writing from The Colorado College .

Post Carbon Institute Web Site

Institute's Books & Reports

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First Guest : Jim Johnson Ph.D. is the Director of the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD). In this role, Dr. Johnson continues a life-long career dedicated to sustaining and advancing scientific research and education initiatives supporting environmental protection, quality of life programs and policies, and environmental workforce development. As Director, Dr. Johnson oversees NCER’s role in supporting cutting-edge, high-quality research by the nation’s leading scientists and engineers to improve scientific basis and knowledge for decisions on national environmental issues.

Dr. Johnson brings more than 40 years of academia and management experience in to EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment. Dr. Johnson has served numerous committees and boards for the National Academies, EPA and academic institutions. He is a member of the Anne Arundel Community College (MD) Board of Trustees, and is the Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering and Dean Emeritus of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences at Howard University

EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) program : Since 2004, the P3 Program has provided funding to student teams in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, committing over $10 million to cutting-edge, sustainable projects designed by university students. Projects from this year’s teams include a new device for generating electricity from sunlight that could be used on exterior walls of buildings; extending the growing season for farmers by heating greenhouses with biomass; and reducing diesel emissions for vehicles while lowering costs and improving fuel economy.

Funding for the P3 projects is divided into two phases. In the first phase, student teams submit a proposal for a project, and if they are selected, they compete with other Phase I winners at the National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C. At the Expo, teams compete for Phase II funding of up to $75,000. This is the 11th year for the EPA P3 Program.

Extramural Research

P3 Home Page

How to Apply for P3

Just Announced P3 Winners

Photo Gallery of P3 Expo

Second Guest : Neal Abrams, Ph.D. , Associate Professor of Chemistry at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF).

Dr. Abrams received his bachelor of science degree from Ithaca College and a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University in the area of solar photovoltaics. He was a Postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University and worked in the area of fuel cell chemistry.

Dr. Abrams’s interests lie in the areas of materials and inorganic chemistry, encompassing areas of renewable energies such as energy storage, photovoltaics, and fuel cells. This includes the development of new light-sensitive materials and catalysts. He teaches courses in general chemistry as well as renewable energy. He also co-instructs a photovoltaic installer workshop at SUNY ESF known as SPARE (Solar Power as Renewable Energy).

Phase I winning Project : Developing a Vacuum Distillation – Acid Absorption System for Recovery of Ammonia from Dairy Manure:

Dairy manure has high ammonia concentrations and contributes to air and water pollution. Dairy farms need cost-effective methods to upgrade their nutrient management plans. Our goal is to develop an innovative technology coupling vacuum distillation and acid absorption for sustainable recovery of ammonia from both anaerobically digested and undigested dairy manure. Ammonia in dairy manure can be distilled under a low vacuum at a temperature below the normal boiling point of water and absorbed in a sulfuric acid solution to produce ammonium sulfate as a value-added product. The specific objectives are to 1) evaluate the effects of temperature, vacuum, and dissolved solids concentration on ammonia recovery; 2) design an ammonia distillation – acid absorption system to produce ammonium sulfate granules with dairy manure; 3) construct a pilot-scale vacuum distillation – acid absorption system and develop operational parameters; and 4) perform a farm-scale economic analysis of the developed technology across its life cycle.

Abstract

Third Guest : Robyn Smythe Ph. D. , science faculty, Bard Center For Environmental Policy, B.S. Cornell University; M.S. University of Vermont; Ph.D. University of California Santa Barbara. Before joining the faculty at Bard CEP, Dr. Smyth was a research fellow at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD, a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, and a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow in Environmental Research and Education at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA. Research expertise includes coupling physical and biological processes in lakes and the ocean and aquatic ecosystem management.

Phase I Winning Project : The Integrated Use of Road Salt Management and Application Techniques:

(1) Develop Road Salt Management and Application Techniques (RSMAT) to increase the efficiency of road salt application both chemically and mechanically, (2) Create an educational pamphlet outlining the negative impacts of excess deicing and RSMAT, (3) Create a modeling tool based on RSMAT that is broadly accessible and educational

Abstract

Center for Environmental Policy

Fourth Guest : Andrew Markley , Post Doc, University of Wisconsin, Madison in the Department of Chemical & Bioengineering.

Phase I & II Winning Project : Exchange Network for Expanded Polystyrene Bio-Shipping Containers:

University of Wisconsin-Madison’s team has implemented a campus recycling program for Styrofoam packaging. Working with local biotech companies and campus researchers they set up a collection program that has diverted almost 2000 boxes and other Styrofoam material from landfills in just 6 months of operation.

Project Web Site

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Broadcasts on 1/27/14 & 2/1//2015 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Guest : Durwood J. Zaelke is the President and Founder of the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, and serves as the Director of the INECE Secretariat. He also is the founder and Director of the Research Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law at American University Washington College of Law, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law and Scholar-in-Residence, teaching International Environmental Law and related courses. He was appointed Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School in 1999, teaching International Environmental Law and Policy. He is also the founder and former President of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL).

In May 2008, Mr. Zaelke was named a “Champion for Protection of Climate” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recognition of his work on HCFC Phaseout Acceleration. Zaelke was among 39 individuals, organizations, and companies honored at the 10th annual EPA Climate and Ozone Layer Protection Awards, held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. For his work on international environmental governance, Mr. Zaelke was profiled in Duke Law Magazine and in the Environmental Law Institute's Environmental Law Forum.

Mr. Zaelke's substantive research focuses on fast action mitigation strategies to respond to climate change, resolving trade and environment conflicts, strengthening the implementation and enforcement of international environmental laws, and building capacity of local public interest movements in developing countries. He was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the White House Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee (TEPAC), and to serve on the U.S. delegation to the Seattle Ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization. He continued to serve on TEPAC under President Bush.

From 1980 to 1989, Mr. Zaelke was with the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, serving as the Director of the International Program, as well as the Director of the Washington, D.C. office and the Alaska office, where his litigation helped conserve important resources in the Tongass National Forest, as well as the Admiralty Island National Monument and Misty Fjords National Monument. From 1978 to 1980, Mr. Zaelke was a Special Litigation Attorney with the Department of Justice, where his responsibilities included designing the federal government's initial hazardous waste enforcement strategy; leading the initial investigation into the Love Canal hazardous waste case; designing an energy conservation litigation program; and leading the department's investigation into the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor. From 1975 to 1978, Mr. Zaelke was a staff attorney with the Environmental Law Institute. Prior to that he was in private practice in Los Angeles. He graduated from UCLA in 1969, and from Duke Law School in 1972, where he was an Editor of the Duke Law Journal.

Institute for Governance & Sustainable Economic Development

Zaelke's International Environmental Law and Policy, Treaty Book

INECE Web site

Special Report on next generation compliance

Economist Article & Charts

Second Guest : Michael A. Webermann is the Executive Director of Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), where he implements their Sustained Vegan Advocacy approach to reducing (and eventually eliminating) the number of animals raised and killed for food. He oversees the production of FARM’s literature and videos to expose the truth behind animal farming, determines how to best bring these messages to key target audiences, and helps develop follow-up resources to make the vegan path fun and easy. Michael also presents to high school and college students about society’s disconnect between companion animals and farmed animals, speaks nationally on effective strategies for the vegan movement.

Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization working to end the use of animals for food through public education and grassroots activism. They believe in the inherent self-worth of animals, as well as environmental protection and enhanced public health. They operate just outside of Washington, DC and work through our Compassionate Activist Network (CAN) with volunteers in all 50 U.S. states and two dozen other countries.

FARM grew out of the Vegetarian Information Service, which was formed in 1976 to disseminate information on the benefits of plant-based eating on consumer health, animal protection, and environmental integrity.

FARM was officially launched as an animal rights organization in July 1981, along with other groups forming the modern US animal rights movement, at the "Action For Life" Conference in Allentown (PA). The conference brought seasoned leaders of the established vegetarian movement together with animal rights advocates searching for a national organizational outlet for their passion.

FARM is funded primarily by contributions from individuals who care about animal rights, human health, and environmental integrity. Contributions to FARM are a great investment for a number of reasons:

FARM claims that over the past few decades, public awareness of the benefits of plant-based eating and farmed animal abuse has grown substantially:

Over 30 million Americans have explored a vegetarian diet

Consumption of beef and veal have dropped by 30 and 70 percent, respectively

Many fast food chains and some major food processors now offer meatless options

Mainstream public health organizations are promoting a plant-based diet

93 percent of consumers oppose farmed animal abuse and 80 percent favor government regulations

FARM USA Web Site

Vegan Benefits

2014 Report

Third Guest : Bryan Monell Special Projects Coordinator for FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement). He was an undercover investigator for over 10 years with a couple prominent National organizations. Monell has done investigations into Elephants in the Circus, Chicken Slaughterhouses, Foie Gras, Pig Factory Farm operations, BLM Wild Horse roundups, Premarin, animal hoarding, Seafood, puppymills, Class B dealers, illegal animal sales among others.

He has directly investigated animal abuse in the U.S. Mexico, Canada, Greece and Japan and was involved the biggest bust in USDA history. Monell was part of a search and rescue team in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Rescued numerous animals. He has testified before State Representatives and numerous city councils and his investigations have been shown on network news outlets and in films.

Monell has a degree in Veterinary Technology. He has organized hundreds of demos and outreach events against various forms of animal abuse. He also served as a former CA State Park Ranger.

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Broadcasts on 1/20/14 & 1/26/2015 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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Pre - Show starts about 6:45 p.m. ET with Registered Architect Randy Crawford principal of Crawford & Stearns. Crawford discusses the role of an architect in historic preservation & development and his involvement as the Architect for Rutger Park adaptive re-use.

Guests 7-9 PM ET Include: from the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica. Michael J. Bosak, R.A. (Registered Architect) holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Buffalo, and has been a New York State Registered Architect since 1994. He has worked for the federal government since 1989, and had been the State Architect for the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development in New York from 1995 until 2009. He is presently the Multi-Family Housing Program Director. Bosak is currently the Vice President for Rutger Park of the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica, and the former chair of The Endangered Buildings, Old Main Redevelopment Advisory and Utica Monday Nite Walking Tour committees. He served as the President of the Board of Trustees from 2008 until 2012 (now the Immediate Past President), and from 1999 until 2003, and as Vice President from 1997 until 1999. He has been on the Board of Trustees since 1995.

He is an accomplished photographer and writer and was a contributor to the recently published Encyclopedia of New York State. Passionate about historic architecture, Bosak is particularly interested in, and knowledgeable about, Utica’s Union Station and The Old Main Building on the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center’s Utica Campus, The Munn Castle (#1 Rutger Park) and the Miller-Conkling-Kernan House (#3 Rutger Park). He is an avid community volunteer, historian and preservation advocate. Mr. Bosak was formerly a long serving member of the Board of Directors of The Adirondack Scenic Railroad and the Utica & Mohawk Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. He has conducted frequent walking tours since the inception of Utica Monday Nite in 1997, and continues to provide informative lectures on railroad stations from around the country and historic buildings around the area.

Robert Heins a local Architect transplanted from Long Island, where he held postions in planning and preservation activities. A graduate of Syracuse University, he is the current Chairman of Utica's Scenic and Historic Commission. Heins has put in many hours attempting to revive and solidy this important and strategic commission. Heins also heads the committee on endangered buildings for the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica or as we are now calling them "dynamic targets of oppotunity"

Landmark's 2014 dynamic opportunities

Utica Scenic & Historic Commission

Gene Allen is Marketing Director for the Urban Renewal Agency. He has been in this position for three years now. My job is multifaceted with the primary responsibility of marketing and selling tax foreclosed property in the City of Utica. In addition I serve as Special Events Director and as the Chief Service Officer, under the Cities of Service grant.

The Urban Renewal Agency provides access for individuals, community organizations and other developers interested in redeveloping tax foreclosed, abandoned, and distressed properties acquired by the City.

Urban Renewal Facebook Page of Properties For Sale

About the URA

More URA

Utica Master Plan

Jason Yots, Principal and President of Preservation Studios LLC. Jason Yots was born and raised in Niagara Falls, New York. He earned a B.A. with honors in 1993 from SUNY at Albany and a J.D. with honors in 1996 from SUNY at Buffalo Law School, where he was an editor of the Buffalo Law Review. After practicing as a private tax credit attorney for twelve years, Jason joined Preservation Studios, a Buffalo-based historic preservation consulting company started by his father Tom in 2002. Preservation Studios, believes that historic preservation offers many innovative tools to help grow sustainable communities.

In addition to his preservation consulting work, Jason maintains an active law practice, manages his real estate development firm, Bedford Falls Preservation Company, and has taught introductory historic preservation courses at a local college. Jason lives in Buffalo, NY with his wife Becky and sons Jake and George.

Preservation Studios Web Site

Mark Mohave formerly head of Utica's Urban Renewal Agency. Now President of the Baggs Square Association and rents loft apartments above his tavern in the western part of the district.

Baggs Square Association Web Site

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Broadcasts on 1/13/14 & 1/18/2015 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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Special 2 hour Solid Waste Show with a Panel composed of 3 heads of solid waste (OCRRA, Madison Co., & OHSWA)

Mark Donnelly is the Executive Director of the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA). Prior to joining the agency in 2012, Mark spent 31 years as a production and facilities manager at UTC Carrier Corporation. Beginning in 1995, Mark served close to ten years as a volunteer on the OCRRA board of directors, chairing the board for two terms. Mark received his Master of Business Administration from Le Moyne College and a Masters in Adult Education from Elmira College.

The challenges OCRRA and Mark face today are the most critical in the history of the Agency. Waste-to-Energy, recycling, environmental compliance, compost Facility development, and a potential inter-municipal agreement with Cortland County are at the forefront. It is a time of excitement and evolution for Mark and the Agency. Mark lives in Jamesville, New York and is proud of his four children and wife Michele. Mark enjoys family time and training for triathlons, having recently achieved IRONMAN status.

William A. Rabbia, Executive Director – Mr. Rabbia is the Executive Director of the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Management Authority located in Central New York. Mr. Rabbia has been with the Authority since May 1991. He was appointed Executive Director in March of 2009. Prior to becoming Executive Director he served as Deputy Executive Director. He is responsible for all Authority functions, including operations at the Authority's Single Stream Recycling Center, Green Waste Composting Facility, 3 Transfer Stations, Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, Regional Landfill, as well as other Authority properties. In 2011, Mr. Rabbia managed the conversion of the Authority’s dual stream recycling center to a single stream operation including development and rollout of a public education program. He has also overseen construction of the Authority’s Landfill and has coordinated that operation since opening. He oversees a $26 million annual operating budget, 90 Authority employees, and directs the issuance of revenue bonds.

Mr. Rabbia has a B.S. degree in Environmental Science and Planning from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY. Mr. Rabbia is a SWANA Certified Landfill Manager and Certified NYS Landfill Operator. He currently serves as Vice President of NYS Association for Solid Waste Management. He also is currently Vice Chair of the Mohawk Valley Environmental Information Exchange.

James Zecca , Madison County Director of Solid Waste and Sanitation for a 200 ton/day landfill, three rural transfer stations, green waste compost sites and a scrap metal recycling yard. Also, manages the County Curbside Recycling program in cooperation with the Madison County A.R.C. who operates the M.R.F. (recycling center) through a contract with the County. 1988-- Current Zecca has been active in the field of solid waste/recycling management for over 30 years in both paid and appointed positions.

·Wilton Recycling Center, Wilton, New Hampshire – Recycling Center Supervisor

·Town of Milford, Milford, New Hampshire – Recycling and Bio-solids Composting Coordinator

·Town of Merrimack, Merrimack, New Hampshire – Waste Pollution Control and Bio-solids Compost Facility Operator

·Village of Oriskany Falls, Oriskany Falls, NY – Former Mayor and Village Trustee. Oriskany Falls was the first Village to institute mandatory curbside recycling in Oneida County, Aug. 1988

From the State University of New York, Agricultural and Technical College Cobleskill, New York he earned an Associate in Applied Science Degree May 1976 majoring in Environmental Science, Fisheries and Wildlife Tech Activities . Zecca is a current board member of New York Product Stewardship Council and of the N.Y.S. Association for Solid Waste Management.

OCRRA web site

OHSWA web site

MCSWD web site

OCRRA Food Waste Composting

Donnelly Editorial on Trash to Ash Plan

Pro & Con of Trash to Ash Plan

OHSWA 5 Part Video on their Operations

MCSWD Has no Ordinary Landfill

MCSWD Renewable Energy Project Video

EPA Solid Waste Web Site

Solid Waste Q&A

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Broadcasts on 1/6/15 & 1/11/ 2015of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First guest : Professor Richard Young, a distinguished service professor in geological sciences at SUNY Geneseo for over 40 years. Young's scholarship is in environmental geology and geomorphology. He received the President's Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors and the SUNY Chancellor's Research Recognition Award. He is currently a consultant to the New York State Attorney General's Office on issues related to Retsof Salt Mine collapse, and from 1977-1993 served as Hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Ground Water Branch in Ithaca, N.Y., W.A.E. Status forglacial, ground water, and sedimentological studies in the Genesee Valley region.

Young continues to work with senior students on directed studies relating to the U.S. Department of Energy and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority project dealing with the decommissioning of the West Valley, Western New York Nuclear Service Center. Geologic fieldwork at the site will include summer participation of Geological Sciences senior Alex daSilva. These multiyear studies are intended to improve the glacial and postglacial chronology for northern Cattaraugus County over the next several years.

Young’s other work in progress is the conversion of his long-term mapping projects in the western Grand Canyon into individual geologic quadrangle maps using ArcGIS software. The maps will be available through the Arizona Geological Survey’s website, as is the first map that documents the extensive Tertiary history near Peach Springs and Diamond Creek, a well-known access point on the lower Colorado River for river runners and rafting tourists. Young is among several geologists featured in the Season 2 premiere of the History Channel's "How The Earth Was Made" series.

Prof Young's Education & Publications

Professors Young & Halfman Speak at Conference Regarding Gas Storage in Finger Lakes

Retsoff Salt Mine Collapse

DEC Releases Potential Draft Permit Conditions for Proposed Permit for LPG Storage Facility in Schuyler County

Release of Draft Permit Condition Part of Issues Conference Process; Does Not Signal Ultimate Determination on the Project

11/10/14

The state Department of Environmental Conservation today issued draft permit conditions for the Finger Lakes LPG Storage, LLC's proposed liquid propane gas storage facility - an action that is the next step leading to an issues conference in February. The release of these draft permit conditions in no way indicates that the project will ultimately be approved. The draft permit conditions contain requirements and obligations that DEC staff believes would be appropriate and necessary to be imposed upon the applicant in the potential event that, after the hearing process, a permit is issued.

Because of extensive public interest regarding this proposal, an issues conference is scheduled for February 12, 2015 at the Horseheads Holiday Inn, to determine if there are any significant and substantive issues that require an adjudicatory hearing.

An administrative law judge set today as the deadline to issue the draft permit conditions for parties to review. By providing detailed conditions now, the applicant and the interested public will have adequate time to review them prior to the December 10, 2014 deadline to file Petitions for Party Status.

Finger Lakes LPG Storage, LLC, has proposed to construct and operate a new underground LPG storage facility for the storage and distribution of propane and butane on a portion of a 576-acre site located west of Seneca Lake in the Town of Reading, Schuyler County. The storage facility would use existing caverns in the Syracuse salt formation created by U.S. Salt and its predecessors' salt production operations.

Participation in the issues conference involves DEC staff, the applicant and any individual or group that has filed a Petition for Party Status. The notice for the Finger Lakes LPG Storage was published in the DEC's Environmental Notice Bulletin on October 29, 2014, and can be found on the DEC website.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/99319.html

http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/71619.html

http://www.dec.ny.gov/regs/4483.html

Draft Confidentiality Agreement

Second guest : John Halfman, Professor of Geolimnology and Hydrogeochemistry, Finger Lakes Institute Endowed Chair in Environmental Studies. John Halfman teaches in the HWS Department of Geoscience and Environmental Studies Program. He is also intimately linked with creation and development of the Finger Lakes Institute at the Colleges, accumulating over $4.2 million in funding over the past four years from state, federal and private foundation sources. Building on Lake Superior and the East African Rift Lake research before coming to HWS, his current research interests focus on the Finger Lakes and include the collection of limnological and hydrogeochemical data to investigate records of environmental change. Current projects include the hydrogeochemical impact of zebra mussels on these lakes; the source and fate of non-point source pollutants within these watersheds; and water quality variability between watersheds. He also investigates the high-resolution records of climate change that is preserved in the Holocene sediments of the Finger Lakes.

The Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) at Hobart and William Smith Colleges is dedicated to the promotion of environmental research and education about the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York and the surrounding environments. In collaboration with regional environmental partners and state and local government offices, the Institute fosters "environmentally sound" development practices throughout the region and disseminates the accumulated knowledge to the general public. In September, 2002, Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark D. Gearan announced the receipt of a $1 million grant from the State of New York to establish the Finger Lakes Institute on the Geneva, N.Y., campus. The grant was made possible through the efforts of State Senator Michael Nozzolio (R-Fayette), making the Finger Lakes Institute the center of leading research on the Finger Lakes--a goal set forth in our strategic plan, HWS 2005. Just days after the announcement, U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) introduced legislation titled "The Finger Lake Initiative Act of 2002," calling for $50 million over five years, including $5 million for the Institute.

The Colleges 65-foot research vessel, The William Scandling, is already used for environmental monitoring of Seneca Lake through the Colleges' environmental studies program. The Institute also develops partnerships with local colleges and universities to study aquatic ecology and lake issues and to further expand research and educational opportunities.

Finger Lakes Institute

Third guest : author William J. O'Hern. William J. “Jay” O’Hern is one of the most prolific regional authors active today, although he will protest when identified as a writer. He has published a dozen books since 1997— half of them since 2012— and has three more lined up for 2015, with yet another in the wings for 2016. O’Hern deals not with mainstream political history, but with mostly little-known old-time guides, remote lumber camps, and sporting adventures, along with a healthy dose of the iconic hermit Noah John Rondeau.

Ask Adirondack author, William "Jay" O'Hern why he often gives up creature comforts for the demands of real outdoor challenges, and he answers, "the spirit of adventure." He recollects that he first faced "the unknown" as a young boy. "I was first moved to test the tempting climate of adventure shortly after my sixth birthday, following my parents' move to the country. Undeveloped places were a natural destination for me. I wandered cow paths over rolling pastures, biked back roads to who-knows-where, poled rafts, and built huts. The rural setting provided me with an endless array of possibilities. Every summer vacation took me into the Adirondack Mountains." Camping, trail hiking, bushwhacking, mountain climbing, paddling and mountain biking honed his self-confidence. His recreational activities and his own natural curiosity led to investigations into the Adirondack's past. Years of personal research and his discovery of undocumented Adirondack history gave him the confidence to commit to learning writing skills.

Since his first successful 1997 book, Life With Noah: Stories and Adventures of Richard Smith with Noah John Rondeau, O'Hern has continued to release new Adirondack stories. Not trained as a writer, he is motivated by his "imaginative side," claims O'Hern. "I've found my hardest challenge has been the adventure of learning how to take historical information and preserve it in print." By blending collections of vintage photographs and the personal observations and experiences contained in the diaries, journals and personal remembrances of native folks he has interviewed, he has uncovered the key to writing. "I've found the close relationships helps me to write authentic eyewitness narratives about living in and adventures in the Adirondacks." "All my writing efforts try to place the reader in the company of woodsmen and women - to be part of the experience (as much as is possible through reading), and to enjoy the messages found in personal accounts of particular occasions." "If I have succeeded I will have brought before the reader a rich experience from the past. No greater benefit can come from the act of writing."

O'Hern's Books

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Broadcasts on 12/30/14 & 1/4/ 2015 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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Markowitz participated in the field testing of the first plug-in hybrid vehicles from the major automakers. He is also a member of the Electric Power Research Institute’s Infrastructure Working Committee. This group of representatives of the automakers and electric utilities defines safety standards for electric vehicle charging equipment.

Before joining NYPA, John held engineering and marketing positions in the fields of transportation and energy efficiency. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Association of Energy Engineers. He holds the following degrees: Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, and Master of Business Administration from Pace University. He is a New York State Licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager.

K-Solar is a NYS program to reduce schools' energy costs through the use of solar power. IT is a joint project of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and will provide NYS school districts, AT NO COST and NO OBLIGATION, with the tools, and expertise to bring solar energy to their facilities and reduce their energy costs.

K-Solar Program

Guests 2 though 4 : Every year Earth Island Institute’s New Leaders Initiative recognizes six young environmental activists from North America, ages 13 to 22, for their outstanding efforts to promote ecological sustainability and social justice. We are excited to announce the recipients of this year’s Brower Youth Awards

Earth Island Journal is a quarterly magazine combines investigative journalism and thought-provoking essays that make the subtle but profound connections between the environment and other contemporary issues.

Tiffany Carey, 22 from Detroit, Michigan is engaging youth in solutions-based, citizen-science projects . Tiffany Carey thinks environmental research projects that don’t involve community members are troubling. So when, as an environmental studies major at the University of Michigan, she had the chance to conduct her own research, she chose a project that involved students from Detroit’s Western International High School.

Carey’s research focused on pollen as a cause of high rates of asthma and allergies in urban areas. During the course of three years, the public school’s ninth and tenth grade biology students placed homemade pollen collectors in vacant lots, parks, and other areas in the community to measure the levels of ragweed pollen, which is notorious for causing allergic reactions. The research project verified that vacant lots were pollen-abundant areas. Carey then focused her attention on solutions like urban reforestation and mowing, which would help reduce ragweed in urban areas. She also tracked the impact that participating in the citizen science project had on the students and found that hands-on practice of the scientific method helped make ecology relevant to the high schoolers

Jackson Koeppel, 21 from Highland Park, Michigan is Building community resilience through solar powered infrastructure After participating in a five-day march against strip-mining Blair Mountain in West Virginia in 2011, Jackson Koeppel became committed to exploring alternatives to the extractive economy. While on a summer program in Highland Park, MI, that same year, Koeppel found a cause he could get behind.

Highland Park is part of the Detroit metropolitan area and the city’s population had dropped by more 80 percent since the auto factories left the area. In 2011, about 1,000 of the city’s 1,500 streetlights were decommissioned by the local utility to ameliorate a $4 million municipal debt. Residential streets were left in the dark. In response, Koeppel co-founded Souladarity – a community organization that’s coordinating the installation of 200 solar streetlights and organizing a cooperative of residents, businesses, organizations, and institutions. The cooperative will maintain the streetlights with annual membership dues. The solar streetlights are affordable, environment-friendly, and provide a powerful avenue for engaging local citizens in conversations about sustainability and community resilience.

Soulardarity Web Site

More Information

Anisha Desai is currently the Program Director of the New Leaders Initiative (NLI) at Earth Island Institute, which raises the profile of young emerging environmental leaders in North America and provides them with skills, resources, and relationships to lead effective campaigns and projects. The NLI also confers the Brower Youth Awards, the premier North American awards honoring bold young environmental leaders. Anisha has a long history of work in youth leadership and social justice, and was formerly the Executive Director of the Women of Color Resource Center in Oakland and the Program Director of United for a Fair Economy in Boston.

Anisha has done PhD work at the University of California of Berkeley in the Graduate School of Education. She earned a Masters of Education in Risk and Prevention at Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in African-American Literature, Psychology and Secondary Education from the University of Miami in Florida.

The Brower Youth Awards is now in its 15th year- and we are celebrating some awesome milestones :

- 92 Youth Activists honored

- 8,500+ ceremony attendees in San Francisco. The awards ceremony is free and open to the public and has had over 900 guests these past 6-7 years.

- They create short films about each one of the winners which will be posted in October right after the awards ceremony. You can check out previous years' films on the website www.broweryouthawards.org. These films have won two California Emmy Awards and have been nominated for a third Emmy.

- Over 80% of our alumni (previous Brower Youth Award winners) are involved still with social/environmental change work.

* The Brower Youth Awards ceremony will take place in San Francisco on October 21st at 7:00 pm PST. Even if folks cannot attend, they can still watch the acceptance speeches and short educational films about each of the winners online a few weeks after the awards ceremony.

* Selection for Brower Youth Award winners is highly competitive. We received over 400 entries this year, and over 100 completed applications. Our selection committee is comprised of Brower Youth Award alumni and seasoned activists and thought leaders.

Brower Youth Awards

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Broadcasts on 12/23/14 & 12/28 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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Special 2 hour show on how the oil & gas industry is affecting the health of man & the environment

First Guest : Dr. David O. Carpenter is a public health physician whose current position is Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany, as well as Professor of Environmental Health Sciences within the School of Public Health at the University at Albany.

After receiving his MD degree from Harvard Medical School in 1964, he chose a career of research and public health. After research positions at the National Institute of Mental Health and the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, he came to Albany in 1980 as the Director of the Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research of the New York State Department of Health, the third largest public health laboratory in the US after NIH and CDC. In an effort to build ties to an academic program, he initiated efforts to create a partnership between the New York State Department of Health and the University at Albany, resulting in the creation of the School of Public Health in 1985. He was then appointed as the founding Dean of the School of Public Health, a position he held until 1998 when he became the Director of the Institute of Health and the Environment.

Dr. Carpenter’s research initially was basic neurobiology, and more recently has primarily been the study of human disease resulting from exposure to environmental contaminants. He has more than 300 peer reviewed publications and has edited five books.

Beginning in 1986 he directed a large, interdisciplinary research study on polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), funded by the Superfund Basic Research Program of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health. The investigations included health studies of the Mohawks, animal toxicology studies of effects of PCBs on the nervous, immune and endocrine systems and metabolism, determination of levels of PCBs in human body fluids, animals from the region, soils, sediments, air and water and investigation of several methods for destruction and removal of PCBs from contaminated soils, sediments and water.

Dr. Carpenter has also conducted health effects studies of other PCB-exposed populations, including an Alaskan Native population living on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska (funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the US Environmental Protection Agency), residents of Anniston, Alabama who live near to the Monsanto plant that manufactured PCBs (funded by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry) and people living along the PCB-contaminated portions of the Hudson River in New York and the Housatonic River in Massachusetts. In addition, he has investigated the distribution of various human diseases in relation to residence near hazardous waste sites.

We'll talk about Dr. Carpenter's latest publication in the journal of Environemental Health. His test results indicated unsafe levels of carcinogenic chemicals in the air around natural gas wells and pumping stations.

The Institute for Health and the Environment was created with the primary purpose of promoting and supporting interdisciplinary research and grants in the broad area of environment and public health among both professional researchers and students.

School of Public Health

Dr. Carpenter Video

Second Guest : Nadia Steinzor is the Eastern Program Coordinator of the Oil & Gas Accountability Project at Earthworks, a national organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of mining and energy development

Nadia works with a growing movement of homeowners, researchers, concerned citizens, and organizations to educate and support impacted communities, advance state oil and gas regulations, and promote federal reform. Most recently, she has developed and managed research projects on the health impacts of shale gas development in Pennsylvania and the inability of state regulators to oversee operations.

Among the points that Nadia will discuss are :

1) No state requires continuous monitoring close to facilities or conducts baseline testing before development begins. This is a critical missing piece of understanding and protecting air quality. As a result, regulators and the industry are able to claim that emissions are minor and won't have an impact on health and the environment.

2) While New York currently has an informal moratorium on shale gas production, the state is very dependent on natural gas and a major route for moving gas to other states. Many new pipeline and compressor station projects are taking off due to the gas boom in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Communities are rightly concerned about the impacts--and air testing and monitoring is a key part of taking action and getting the information they need to demand change.

Earth Works Web site

Blackout in the Gas Patch

Reckless Endangerment

Third Guest : William Barnhart Ph.D. a research geophysicist at the USGS National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, CO (NEIC) . He received his PhD from Cornell University in 2013, His research primarily focuses on identifying and characterizing earthquake ruptures. This information can then be used to explore the physics of earthquakes and plate boundary processes - how and why do earthquakes rupture, how do earthquakes trigger other earthquakes, and how do the processes we observe today build the geologic record we observe in rocks and topography over millions of years.

With respect to induced seismicity, He has studied ongoing seismicity rates in the Raton Basin of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico - a natural gas basin that has produced the second largest suspected induced earthquake in the United States (the Mw5.3 Trinidad Earthquake in August 2011). Dr. Barnhart uses a combination of earthquake records from seismometers and radar images obtained from orbiting satellites to detail the earthquake deformation and ongoing subsidence in the basin caused by gas and water withdrawal. These observations allow us to explore the relationship between gas withdrawal, wastewater injection, earthquakes, local geology, and the hydrological system in order to form a better understanding of the physics of induced seismicity. Such studies will contribute to the risk mitigation of induced seismicity and provide a clearer picture of how we shake our own world.

NEIC Web Site

Recent Earthquakes in Okllahoma

Oklahoma Geological Survey

More Oklahoma Earthquake Information

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Broadcasts on 12/16/14 & 12/21/ 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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Pre - Show : starting about 6:45 p.m. ET . Interview with Jamie Tuttle , School Recycling Corrdinator for the Oneida Herkimer Solid Waste Authority. We'll discuss the upcoming Trash Can Film Festival , recycling dos and don'ts for the holiday season, and some changes for recycling electronic waste in 2015.

Trash Can Film Festival

Electronics Recycling

First Guest of LIVE Show : James Kernan, an executive, attorney, and engineer with a rich and varied professional history. He has purchased the former Waterbury Felt Plant in Oriskany. We'll discuss his plans for the property. James Kernan has accumulated a number of achievements in the construction, insurance, and legal fields. Following an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps, James Kernan enrolled at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he earned a BS in mechanical and civil engineering in 1972. From there, Mr. Kernan took a senior engineering position with Delaware munitions manufacturer Hercules, during which time he attended Widener University School of Law. Graduating summa cum laude with a JD in 1976, he returned to Upstate New York, founded a diversified engineering and law practice, and became a part-time clerk for a justice of the New York Supreme Court.

In tandem with his law and engineering practice, James Kernan served as president and corporate risk manager for Oriska Insurance Company, in which capacity he put together custom insurance policies for clients in the construction sector. He also helped found an apprenticeship program at SUNY Maritime College, served on the panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association, and spent two years on the ERISA Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee, for which he received a commendation from U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman.

Jim Kernan is former CEO of Oriska Insurance and the Executive Director of the non-profit employment development agency, Economic Cornerstone, and a director of United Services Administration. Economic Cornerstone is a not-for-profit corporation seeking to develop programs aimed at building the economic foundations, jobs and pathways to prosperity. United Services Administration provides outsourced human resource services such as benefits, payroll solutions, and more.

The NY State Department of Financial Services has this on their web site regarding James Kernan and his involvement with Oriska.

SENTENCED

James Kernan, former president of Oriska Insurance Company, and his wife, Marlene Kernan, former president of monument Agency which acted as the agent for Oriska, had pleaded guilty on 3/20/09 to one count of knowingly and willfully permitting Robert “Skip” Anderson, a three-time convicted felon, to be engaged in the business of insurance. In addition to Oriska, James Kernan ran two other insurers and an agency from headquarters in Oriskany, NY. On 1/29/10, he was sentenced to five years’ probation, 400 hours of community service and a $250,000 fine. Marlene Kernan was sentenced to two years’ probation and a fine of $182,708. Anderson pleaded guilty in July 2008 to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud and awaits sentencing. James Kernan and Anderson were indicted on 1/30/08 on charges that they schemed to collect millions of dollars in premiums from professional employer organizations (PEOs) on behalf of Oriska in Arizona, California and Pennsylvania, where they are not licensed, for workers’ compensation policies that provided no real coverage. Both men have claimed that the policies were issued in New York, where Oriska is licensed, and transferred by the PEOs to affiliates in other states. In July 2006, the FBI raided Kernan’s offices in Oriskany and a motel that Anderson was using as a business office. Within several days, the Superintendent of the New York Insurance Department took over Oriska with court approval. However, the company was returned to Kernan by the New York Supreme Court. Kernan subsequently resigned his positions as CEO and member of the boards of directors of the three insurance companies. Oriska and one other insurer were given over to new management and the third company was sold.

James Kernan Files Action Lawsuit Against NYSDFS

Second Guest : Dick Bird long-time resident and businessman in the Central Adirondacks gives his view about the Adirondack rail vs. trail controversey. Owns Bird's Marine and Adirondack Real Estate of Old Forge and Raquette Lake. Bird was elected President of the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) at the organization's September 26, 2013 Annual Meeting at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. He looks to improving broadband to attract new businesses to the region; continuing ANCA's commitments to the 27-year old local product promotion effort, Adirondack Buyers' Days; to digital upgrades to North Country theaters; as well as to expanding cooperative efforts with the outlying North Country counties.

He first joined ANCA's board 25 years ago when he was also serving as Director of Hamilton County Planning, Tourism and Economic Development. He has been a long-standing leader and past president of the Central Adirondack Association and has also been active in the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council, having also served as its president too. ANCA, the economic development organization for the 14 northern counties of New York State, is the longest running non-profit North Country rural development organization, and it helps to foster business development in the region through new projects and partnerships and by advocating for state and national support and funding for North Country goals and projects. ANCA has been responsible for the Scenic Byways Program, the Cleaner Green Communities Initiative, the seven-county Ecology and Environment Consortium and was key to the successful location of the Northway and to the preservation of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad.

Central Adirondacks Association

ANCA Web Site

Third Guest: Discussing his book "The Greatest Snow on Earth " and his involvement in the Lake -Effect Snow Storm Project OwLeS is Jim Steenburgh , professor of atmospheric science at the University of Utah. An avid backcountry and resort skier and creator of the popular blog Wasatch Weather Weenies, he is a leading authority on mountain weather and snowstorms and led the award-winning numerical weather prediction team for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

Steenburgh Web Site & Other Publications

Buy His Book

Steenburgh Video

OwLeS Project Involvement

Steenburgh's Blog

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Broadcasts on 12/9/14 & 12/14/ 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Guest : Ted Christodaro representing the Central Adirondack Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA), a chapter under the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA). Ted is also owner of Pedals & Petals in Inlet, N.Y.. Ted got the biking bug about 23 years ago . Christodaro went to School for Bike Mechanics and started to do part time bike work out of his garage, carrying accessories in 1991. In a few years he gained enough experience that he felt comfortable in opening up a main street retail store. His store was just recently named one of the countries top 300 bike shops.

Christodaro been working on trails and advocating for better Hike, Bike,& Ski trails in this area for probably 25 years now. March 2014 he helped form a Mountain Bike Club the Central Adirondack Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA), a chapter under the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA). In July of 2013 he was invited to a meeting with the DEC, APA, and IMBA to discuss mountain biking in the area, Walking away from this meeting feeling positive and believing we will start seeing some positive action on improving our trails for biking and other users. So a small group got together and formed a bike club. Later in October of 2013 DEC hired IMBA to do a concept plan for mountain biking. . The outcome was the Moose River Plains Concept Plan .

On another note of important subject is the Rail to Trail proposal between Old Forge to Lake Placid, the comment period is over December 15th. As an outdoor enthusiast Ted feels this would be huge to be able to have this as a trail corridor. "Imagine a trail that is no more than a 2% grade that is smooth enough you would be able to ride it on almost any kind of bike. A corridor that is so easy to ride that anyone could enjoy it from a great family outings with the kids or the not so athletic would want to do it. A trail that promotes fitness and the outdoors, wouldn't it be great". Christodaro urges people to write in supporting the conversion from a rail to a trail by December 15 to nystravelcorridor@dot.ny.gov.

Moose River Plain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan

Mountain Bike Trail Plan

CAMBA

IMBA

Rail to Trail : how to manual

Pedals & Petals Web Site

Second Guest : Tom Butler is the editorial projects director of the Foundation for Deep Ecology and the volunteer board president of the Northeast Wilderness Trust, the only regional land trust in the northeastern U.S. focused exclusively on preserving forever-wild landscapes. As author or editor his books include Monte León National Park, Corcovado National Park: Chile’s Wilderness Jewel, Plundering Appalachia, ENERGY: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth, and the award-winning Wildlands Philanthropy: The Great American Tradition, a collaboration with photographer Antonio Vizcaíno, which celebrates forty extraordinary natural areas around the globe protected through private initiative.

His latest book, co-edited with Eileen Crist and George Wuerthner, is Keeping the Wild: Against Domestication of the Earth (Island Press 2014), an anthology of writings that considers how the “Anthropocene”-oriented vision for the future of conservation is strategically and ethically dubious. Butler’s forthcoming book, Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (2015) is a large-format work that visually depicts the way the human numbers and behavior have transformed the Earth.

Our region’s natural heritage is increasingly threatened by development, pollution, forest fragmentation, climate change, and unstable ownership. The need to permanently protect wild lands and waters has never been greater. The Northeast Wilderness Trust is meeting this challenge, working with private landowners and other partners to save wildlife habitat from the Adirondacks to Maine. The Trust is the only regional land trust focused exclusively on preserving wilderness areas—places where nature directs the ebb and flow of life. Since its founding in 2002, the Trust has conserved more than 10,000 acres in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, and Connecticut.

The Northeast Wilderness Trust works with landowners interested in preserving their property as forever-wild land, or wilderness. In wilderness areas, natural processes are free to direct the ebb and flow of life. Wilderness is free from roads, logging, farming and ranching, development, and motorized recreation. Most land in the Northeast is recovering from centuries of intensive human use; the Northeast Wilderness Trust is committed to restoring some of this land to wilderness condition. The Trust uses two primary tools to protect land: perpetual conservation easements (also known as conservation restrictions) and fee land ownership. The Trust accepts donations of land and easements and in some cases acquires its interest through purchase or bargain sale. The Trust also works with partners, either individuals or associations, interested in purchasing land for wilderness conservation

The mission of the Foundation for Deep Ecology (FDE) is to support education and advocacy on behalf of wild Nature. FDE carries out this mission primarily through publications, grantmaking, and support of campaigns on particular issues affecting the future of nature and people.

We believe that stopping the global extinction crisis and achieving true ecological sustainability will require rethinking our values as a society. Present assumptions about economics, development, and the place of human beings in the natural order must be reevaluated. Nature can no longer be viewed merely as a commodity—a storehouse of “resources” for human use and profit. It must be seen as a partner and model in all human enterprise.

We begin with the premise that life on Earth has entered its most precarious phase in history. We speak of threats not only to human life, but to the lives of all species of plants and animals, of the entire ecosphere in all its beauty and complexity including the natural processes that create and shape life's diversity. It is the grave and growing threats to the health of the ecosphere that motivates our activities.

Foundation for Deep Ecology supports efforts to protect wilderness and wildlife, promote ecological agriculture, and oppose destructive mega-technologies that are accelerating the extinction crisis. FDE’s longstanding interest in ecological agriculture has been greatly influenced by Wes Jackson and the team of innovative thinkers at the Land Institute, which is leading the way toward creating perennial polycultures that will help solve the problem of agriculture."As our name suggests, we are influenced by the Deep Ecology Platform, which helps guide and inform our work. We believe that values other than market values must be recognized and given importance, and that Nature provides the ultimate measure by which to judge human endeavors."

New Wilderness Trust Web Site

NY Spilt Rock Wildway

Deep Ecology Foundation

Buy Butler's Book Keeping the Wild

Other Publications

Butler's You Tube Video

Third Guests : Host Richard Morris chats with a variety of Dolgeville Area officials & historians about the tragic fire that destroyed the Alfred Dolge Mansion.

Video of Alfred Dolge Mansion BEFORE the Fire

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Broadcasts on 12/2/14 & 12/7/ 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Guest : William Calli, Esq., Executive Director & Legal Counsel for the Utica Municipal Housing Authority. The mission of the Municipal; Housing Authority of the City of Utica, New York (UMHA) is to be a leader in the housing industry by providing safe, clean and affordable housing opportunities to low income persons while promoting self-sufficiency, upward mobility, and customer satisfaction. Established in 1937, the UMHA was one of the first housing authorities formed in the U.S. It employs a staff of 63.

The UMHA is a housing authority created pursuant to New York State Public Housing Law and the United States Housing Act of 1937. It is a public corporation affiliated with the City of Utica which receives direct funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to operate public housing as well as Housing Choice voucher programs. The UMHA is the major provider of subsidized housing in Utica and operates public housing units as well as a Housing Choice rental assistance program. The Housing Authority owns and operates 999 public housing and subsidized units and is the administrator of a Housing Choice rental assistance program. The UMHA has successfully administered home rehabilitation, public housing modernization, HUD ARRA grants, energy improvement, housing development, youth, human and community service, job training, and educational programs.

The UMHA Board of Commissioners is composed of seven members. Five board members are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Utica and two are elected by the residents of the Housing Authority developments.

The UMHA employs best practices from leading property management companies to effectively manage the largest rental portfolio in Central New York. Our portfolio consists of a total of 999 units of six Asset Management Property (AMPs) and 12 properties. The following is a list of our properties:

Adrean Terrace, N.D. Peters, F.X. Matt Apartments – 340 units – Multi-Family Development

Rutger Manor/Steuben Village – 82 units – HOPE VI Multi-Family Development Mixed Finance Development

Gillmore Village – 190 units – Multi-Family Development

Duplex Homes – 10 units – Scattered Site – Multi-Family

Perretta Twin Towers and Marino-Ruggiero Apartments – 167 units – Senior/Disabled

Humphrey Gardens – 108 Units – Multi-Family Development

819 Hamilton Street Apartments – 9 units – Special Needs Housing

Chancellor Apartments

NYSDHCR/HUD Project-Based Section 8 Voucher Senior-Disabled Housing – 93 Units

MHA Web Site

Organizational Structure of MHA

Duties of Executive Director

Second Guest : Kate Langwig . Ph.D. candidate at UCSC . Her work incorporates empirical and theoretical approaches to address research questions on the ecology of infectious diseases. To answer these questions, she draws from the fields of community ecology, population biology, behavioral ecology, and evolution. Langwig is especially interested in abiotic and biotic factors that influence disease transmission and impacts. Much of her recent work has focused on the emerging infectious disease, white-nose syndrome, caused by the fungal pathogen Pseudogymnoascus destructans. The disease was first detected in a cave in upstate New York in 2006, and has since caused severe mortality in bat populations across eastern North America. Her research on white-nose syndrome is primarily focused on investigating factors that influence transmission and spread of this novel pathogen.

White Nose Syndrome

Map Showing Spread of WNS

Infographic

Image Gallery

Third Guest : Roberta Chase Wilding, MS, Deputy Director of Clean & Healthy NY. Wilding has fifteen years of experience in the environmental health movement. She is responsible for Clean and Healthy New York’s communications, including CHNY and JustGreen Partnership’s websites, print materials, media engagement and e-advocacy. She oversees CHNY’s EPA-funded work to reduce use of toxic chemicals in child care settings and the Getting Ready for Baby campaign. Bobbi is an author of No Silver Lining and numerous other reports. She is a NYS Pollution Prevention Institute Advisory Board member, and serves on the Governance, Outreach and Recruitment, and Data Collection workgroups of the Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse. She has co-led the Coming Clean Emerging Technologies and Fenceline Action Workgroups, and served as BPA Coordinator.

She previously worked for NYPIRG and Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, where she was Associate Director for four years, developed the interactive-map-based www.ecoTHREATNY.org, and wrote Environmentally Safe Hospitals and Environmental Racism in New York State. Bobbi earned her BS in Environmental Science, and her MS in Ecological Economics, Values and Policy, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She lives in Cobleskill with her husband Dave, and their two daughters.

Clean and Healthy New York co-leads the JustGreen Partnership, a 50 organization collaborative whose primary goal is the passage of a bill called the Child Safe Products Act. This bill, sponsored by Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) and Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Bob Sweeney (D-Lindenhurst) creates a framework for identifying, prioritizing, locating and eliminating toxic chemicals in children's products. It streamlines the process by levering work by other states (such as identifying chemicals of concern to children's health) and by collaboration between states (by enabling the Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse to collect relevant information from product makers for New York, to avoid duplicaltion). The bill came very close to passage in 2014.

Clean Healthy NY Web Site

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Broadcasts on 11/25/14 & 11/30/ 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First guest : Professor Richard Young, a distinguished service professor in geological sciences at SUNY Geneseo for over 40 years. Young's scholarship is in environmental geology and geomorphology. He received the President's Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors and the SUNY Chancellor's Research Recognition Award. He is currently a consultant to the New York State Attorney General's Office on issues related to Retsof Salt Mine collapse, and from 1977-1993 served as Hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Ground Water Branch in Ithaca, N.Y., W.A.E. Status forglacial, ground water, and sedimentological studies in the Genesee Valley region.

Young continues to work with senior students on directed studies relating to the U.S. Department of Energy and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority project dealing with the decommissioning of the West Valley, Western New York Nuclear Service Center. Geologic fieldwork at the site will include summer participation of Geological Sciences senior Alex daSilva. These multiyear studies are intended to improve the glacial and postglacial chronology for northern Cattaraugus County over the next several years.

Young’s other work in progress is the conversion of his long-term mapping projects in the western Grand Canyon into individual geologic quadrangle maps using ArcGIS software. The maps will be available through the Arizona Geological Survey’s website, as is the first map that documents the extensive Tertiary history near Peach Springs and Diamond Creek, a well-known access point on the lower Colorado River for river runners and rafting tourists. Young is among several geologists featured in the Season 2 premiere of the History Channel's "How The Earth Was Made" series.

Prof Young's Education & Publications

Professors Young & Halfman Speak at Conference Regarding Gas Storage in Finger Lakes

Retsoff Salt Mine Collapse

DEC Releases Potential Draft Permit Conditions for Proposed Permit for LPG Storage Facility in Schuyler County

Release of Draft Permit Condition Part of Issues Conference Process; Does Not Signal Ultimate Determination on the Project

11/10/14

The state Department of Environmental Conservation today issued draft permit conditions for the Finger Lakes LPG Storage, LLC's proposed liquid propane gas storage facility - an action that is the next step leading to an issues conference in February. The release of these draft permit conditions in no way indicates that the project will ultimately be approved. The draft permit conditions contain requirements and obligations that DEC staff believes would be appropriate and necessary to be imposed upon the applicant in the potential event that, after the hearing process, a permit is issued.

Because of extensive public interest regarding this proposal, an issues conference is scheduled for February 12, 2015 at the Horseheads Holiday Inn, to determine if there are any significant and substantive issues that require an adjudicatory hearing.

An administrative law judge set today as the deadline to issue the draft permit conditions for parties to review. By providing detailed conditions now, the applicant and the interested public will have adequate time to review them prior to the December 10, 2014 deadline to file Petitions for Party Status.

Finger Lakes LPG Storage, LLC, has proposed to construct and operate a new underground LPG storage facility for the storage and distribution of propane and butane on a portion of a 576-acre site located west of Seneca Lake in the Town of Reading, Schuyler County. The storage facility would use existing caverns in the Syracuse salt formation created by U.S. Salt and its predecessors' salt production operations.

Participation in the issues conference involves DEC staff, the applicant and any individual or group that has filed a Petition for Party Status. The notice for the Finger Lakes LPG Storage was published in the DEC's Environmental Notice Bulletin on October 29, 2014, and can be found on the DEC website.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/99319.html

http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/71619.html

http://www.dec.ny.gov/regs/4483.html

Draft Confidentiality Agreement

Second guest : John Halfman, Professor of Geolimnology and Hydrogeochemistry, Finger Lakes Institute Endowed Chair in Environmental Studies. John Halfman teaches in the HWS Department of Geoscience and Environmental Studies Program. He is also intimately linked with creation and development of the Finger Lakes Institute at the Colleges, accumulating over $4.2 million in funding over the past four years from state, federal and private foundation sources. Building on Lake Superior and the East African Rift Lake research before coming to HWS, his current research interests focus on the Finger Lakes and include the collection of limnological and hydrogeochemical data to investigate records of environmental change. Current projects include the hydrogeochemical impact of zebra mussels on these lakes; the source and fate of non-point source pollutants within these watersheds; and water quality variability between watersheds. He also investigates the high-resolution records of climate change that is preserved in the Holocene sediments of the Finger Lakes.

The Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) at Hobart and William Smith Colleges is dedicated to the promotion of environmental research and education about the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York and the surrounding environments. In collaboration with regional environmental partners and state and local government offices, the Institute fosters "environmentally sound" development practices throughout the region and disseminates the accumulated knowledge to the general public. In September, 2002, Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark D. Gearan announced the receipt of a $1 million grant from the State of New York to establish the Finger Lakes Institute on the Geneva, N.Y., campus. The grant was made possible through the efforts of State Senator Michael Nozzolio (R-Fayette), making the Finger Lakes Institute the center of leading research on the Finger Lakes--a goal set forth in our strategic plan, HWS 2005. Just days after the announcement, U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) introduced legislation titled "The Finger Lake Initiative Act of 2002," calling for $50 million over five years, including $5 million for the Institute.

The Colleges 65-foot research vessel, The William Scandling, is already used for environmental monitoring of Seneca Lake through the Colleges' environmental studies program. The Institute also develops partnerships with local colleges and universities to study aquatic ecology and lake issues and to further expand research and educational opportunities.

Finger Lakes Institute

Third guest : author William J. O'Hern. William J. “Jay” O’Hern is one of the most prolific regional authors active today, although he will protest when identified as a writer. He has published a dozen books since 1997— half of them since 2012— and has three more lined up for 2015, with yet another in the wings for 2016. O’Hern deals not with mainstream political history, but with mostly little-known old-time guides, remote lumber camps, and sporting adventures, along with a healthy dose of the iconic hermit Noah John Rondeau.

Ask Adirondack author, William "Jay" O'Hern why he often gives up creature comforts for the demands of real outdoor challenges, and he answers, "the spirit of adventure." He recollects that he first faced "the unknown" as a young boy. "I was first moved to test the tempting climate of adventure shortly after my sixth birthday, following my parents' move to the country. Undeveloped places were a natural destination for me. I wandered cow paths over rolling pastures, biked back roads to who-knows-where, poled rafts, and built huts. The rural setting provided me with an endless array of possibilities. Every summer vacation took me into the Adirondack Mountains." Camping, trail hiking, bushwhacking, mountain climbing, paddling and mountain biking honed his self-confidence. His recreational activities and his own natural curiosity led to investigations into the Adirondack's past. Years of personal research and his discovery of undocumented Adirondack history gave him the confidence to commit to learning writing skills.

Since his first successful 1997 book, Life With Noah: Stories and Adventures of Richard Smith with Noah John Rondeau, O'Hern has continued to release new Adirondack stories. Not trained as a writer, he is motivated by his "imaginative side," claims O'Hern. "I've found my hardest challenge has been the adventure of learning how to take historical information and preserve it in print." By blending collections of vintage photographs and the personal observations and experiences contained in the diaries, journals and personal remembrances of native folks he has interviewed, he has uncovered the key to writing. "I've found the close relationships helps me to write authentic eyewitness narratives about living in and adventures in the Adirondacks." "All my writing efforts try to place the reader in the company of woodsmen and women - to be part of the experience (as much as is possible through reading), and to enjoy the messages found in personal accounts of particular occasions." "If I have succeeded I will have brought before the reader a rich experience from the past. No greater benefit can come from the act of writing."

O'Hern's Books

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The idea behind Full Circle Feed was developed by Michael Amadori for his M.S. thesis in Ecological Engineering at the SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. Fish feed pellets were created using human food leftovers from the campus dining hall. The fish were grown in an aquaponic system where the tank water provides nutrients and is cleaned by a gravel bed growing vegetable crops. From a waste product he created three value added goods: fish, vegetables, and feed pellets.

Full Circle Feed got its start by winning a student business competition with the venture title "Zero-Waste Food Processing". A hybrid urban farm / processing facility was the original vision. Besides creating fish feed for an aquaponic system we would also raise chickens on the pellets created from food leftovers. However, once Michael brought home the fish feed, his pug Scooter devoured the feed. So he made a slight pivot and started producing dog treats instead!

Full Circle Feed Web Site

Purchase the Dog Treats

Katie MacDonald is Northeast Regional Director for Clean Tech Open Competition . She is an organizer, project manager, and innovation enthusiast with a high level understanding of the organizational management and clean energy spaces. Through her experience working with communities, students, and stakeholders in the cleantech ecosystem, Katie has developed a top notch ability to motivate teams, manage campaigns, and develop high level operational and strategic plans for organizations. In past roles She has taught and designed leadership development curriculum for public and private universities, served as a regional organizer for the world's largest climate advocacy organization, written and collaborated with policy makers on renewable energy legislation, worked to develop cleantech solutions in the United States and Central America, and co-founded a regional youth climate advocacy organization.

Katie graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.S in Environmental Science. She enjoys painting, running, getting out into the wilderness, stand up comedy, and drinking exotic tea.

As the world’s oldest and largest cleantech business accelerator, the mission of Cleantech Open is to find, fund, and foster the big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental, and economic challenges. Nationally since 2006, we have supported more than 880 entrepreneurs that have cumulatively raised more than $1 billion! The Northeast Region works with entrepreneurs in the six New England states, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Some of our accomplishments include:

2012 applicants representing all 7 Northeast States

More than $230M raised by Northeast alumni companies alone over the past 5 years

Over 160 experienced mentors involved in our mentor program, working to support and encourage our start-up teams

Clean Tech NE Web Site

Alumni Success Stories

2014 Judging Panel

2013 Alumni Short Videos

Derek Grassman CEO and patent holder of Kohilo Wind has been working on this for over 10 years to perfect it. His design is bird-friendly, 99 % recyclable and silent as he uses magnetic bearings and non-iron core generators.

Grassman says "I have been a passionate member of the clean energy movement for over twelve years. Kohilo Wind is a company I founded to be the leader in clean energy using creative high performance solutions. I'm a mechanical engineer and the inventor of the patented Kohilo turbines which are marked to be studied at multiple NY Universities to help understand and document the principals behind why the turbines are so effective and efficient. I'm determined to keep Kohilo wind a creative based company, creative based companies easily dominate markets through comprehensive ground breaking solutions that more than satisfy their clients. Creative companies create benchmarks for the industries they represent. My ultimate goal is to have companies and product lines that instill a sense of pride in our workforce as well as our clients by making them all a part of a positive global solution. I designed the Kohilo turbines to be overwhelmingly the greatest advancement in wind energy for many years to come. The turbines are light weight, durable, deployable virtually anywhere, have the first hybrid vertical axis blade design, a state of the art generator system, and are described often as functional artwork."

Kohilo Wind

Kohilo Products

Flutter & Other Info

Wind Vortex Video

Difference between KW & KWh

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Broadcasts on 11/4/14 & 11/9/ 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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Pre-Show starting 6:45 p.m. : Talk to co-author of "Rome Through Time" , Peter Leonard. Along with Mike Colangelo they have created a before and after historical snapshot of the city and its now mostly vanished historica edifices. Tune in to learn more about what's in the book and how to get it.

Special 2 hour show on how the oil & gas industry is affecting the health of man & the environment

First Guest : Dr. David O. Carpenter is a public health physician whose current position is Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany, as well as Professor of Environmental Health Sciences within the School of Public Health at the University at Albany.

After receiving his MD degree from Harvard Medical School in 1964, he chose a career of research and public health. After research positions at the National Institute of Mental Health and the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, he came to Albany in 1980 as the Director of the Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research of the New York State Department of Health, the third largest public health laboratory in the US after NIH and CDC. In an effort to build ties to an academic program, he initiated efforts to create a partnership between the New York State Department of Health and the University at Albany, resulting in the creation of the School of Public Health in 1985. He was then appointed as the founding Dean of the School of Public Health, a position he held until 1998 when he became the Director of the Institute of Health and the Environment.

Dr. Carpenter’s research initially was basic neurobiology, and more recently has primarily been the study of human disease resulting from exposure to environmental contaminants. He has more than 300 peer reviewed publications and has edited five books.

Beginning in 1986 he directed a large, interdisciplinary research study on polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), funded by the Superfund Basic Research Program of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health. The investigations included health studies of the Mohawks, animal toxicology studies of effects of PCBs on the nervous, immune and endocrine systems and metabolism, determination of levels of PCBs in human body fluids, animals from the region, soils, sediments, air and water and investigation of several methods for destruction and removal of PCBs from contaminated soils, sediments and water.

Dr. Carpenter has also conducted health effects studies of other PCB-exposed populations, including an Alaskan Native population living on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska (funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the US Environmental Protection Agency), residents of Anniston, Alabama who live near to the Monsanto plant that manufactured PCBs (funded by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry) and people living along the PCB-contaminated portions of the Hudson River in New York and the Housatonic River in Massachusetts. In addition, he has investigated the distribution of various human diseases in relation to residence near hazardous waste sites.

We'll talk about Dr. Carpenter's latest publication in the journal of Environemental Health. His test results indicated unsafe levels of carcinogenic chemicals in the air around natural gas wells and pumping stations.

The Institute for Health and the Environment was created with the primary purpose of promoting and supporting interdisciplinary research and grants in the broad area of environment and public health among both professional researchers and students.

School of Public Health

Dr. Carpenter Video

Second Guest : Nadia Steinzor is the Eastern Program Coordinator of the Oil & Gas Accountability Project at Earthworks, a national organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of mining and energy development

Nadia works with a growing movement of homeowners, researchers, concerned citizens, and organizations to educate and support impacted communities, advance state oil and gas regulations, and promote federal reform. Most recently, she has developed and managed research projects on the health impacts of shale gas development in Pennsylvania and the inability of state regulators to oversee operations.

Among the points that Nadia will discuss are :

1) No state requires continuous monitoring close to facilities or conducts baseline testing before development begins. This is a critical missing piece of understanding and protecting air quality. As a result, regulators and the industry are able to claim that emissions are minor and won't have an impact on health and the environment.

2) While New York currently has an informal moratorium on shale gas production, the state is very dependent on natural gas and a major route for moving gas to other states. Many new pipeline and compressor station projects are taking off due to the gas boom in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Communities are rightly concerned about the impacts--and air testing and monitoring is a key part of taking action and getting the information they need to demand change.

Earth Works Web site

Blackout in the Gas Patch

Reckless Endangerment

Third Guest : William Barnhart Ph.D. a research geophysicist at the USGS National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, CO (NEIC) . He received his PhD from Cornell University in 2013, His research primarily focuses on identifying and characterizing earthquake ruptures. This information can then be used to explore the physics of earthquakes and plate boundary processes - how and why do earthquakes rupture, how do earthquakes trigger other earthquakes, and how do the processes we observe today build the geologic record we observe in rocks and topography over millions of years.

With respect to induced seismicity, He has studied ongoing seismicity rates in the Raton Basin of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico - a natural gas basin that has produced the second largest suspected induced earthquake in the United States (the Mw5.3 Trinidad Earthquake in August 2011). Dr. Barnhart uses a combination of earthquake records from seismometers and radar images obtained from orbiting satellites to detail the earthquake deformation and ongoing subsidence in the basin caused by gas and water withdrawal. These observations allow us to explore the relationship between gas withdrawal, wastewater injection, earthquakes, local geology, and the hydrological system in order to form a better understanding of the physics of induced seismicity. Such studies will contribute to the risk mitigation of induced seismicity and provide a clearer picture of how we shake our own world.

NEIC Web Site

Recent Earthquakes in Okllahoma

Oklahoma Geological Survey

More Oklahoma Earthquake Information

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Broadcasts on 10/28/14 & 11/2/ 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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Pre Show ; starts about 6:45 p.m. with an interview with Marcy Town Supervisor Brian Scala . We'll discuss the 22 years of tax dcreases in the town!

First Guest 7 p.m. : Amanda Manahan is the curator of the exhibition, A Century of Olmsted: Utica and Beyond, on view at the Otto Meyer galleries at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art through January 4, 2015. Amanda graduated with an MA in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in 2012, where she first became aware of the Utica Park System and completed her thesis on the history of these parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. She currently works at Hanford Mills Museum, a water and steam-powered sawmill, gristmill, and woodworking shop, located in East Meredith, NY as the Collections and Interpretation Coordinator.

She will also be giving a lecture from 1 PM- 3 PM at the New Hartford Public Library on November 1st.. This program will highlight the history of the Utica Park System, including a look at the motivation for the construction of the parks during the early twentieth century, an examination of the design of the individual parks, and how the parks have evolved into what they are today. The presentation will last around an hour and will include historic and modern images, followed by a Q&A session.

Parks Exhibition

Volunteer to Help our Parks Sysytem

Hanford Mills Museum

Second Guest : Dr. Benjamin Cook is a research scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2007, moving to New York the same year to take a position as a NOAA Global Change Postdoctoral Scholar at Columbia University before moving permanently to GISS in 2009. His research uses records of the past (paleoclimate) and computer simulations of the future to study a variety of phenomena in the climate system, including drought in western North America, species and ecosystem responses to global warming, and how human alterations to the landscape can affect regional and global climate and weather patterns. Cook also teaches at Columbia University and is involved in a variety of public outreach activities.

1934 Drought Worst in Last 1,000 Years

Current Drought Map

Types of Drought

NASA Goddard

Third Guest : Richard Howitt is currently Professor Emeritus in the Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California at Davis. He has been a faculty member at UC Davis since 1975, and is a member of the faculty of the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis. Between 1986 and 2012 Howitt served as department Chair in the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics. His teaching covers both graduate and undergraduate courses in resource economics, economic theory and operations research. Howitt has co-authored four books on water use and allocation over the past four years, and a recent report on the economics of the 2014 drought in California.

Current research applications in the three different research arenas include: the optimal management of reservoirs given uncertain water supplies; alternative configurations for the Sacramento Delta; a futures market for California water; the economic impacts of salinity in the Central Valley; and the links between poverty and water supplies in Brazil and China.

Howitt's Research Paper on the California Drought

Presentation at National Press Club

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Broadcasts on 10/21/14 & 10/26/ 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Guest : Jim Johnson Ph.D. is the Director of the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD). In this role, Dr. Johnson continues a life-long career dedicated to sustaining and advancing scientific research and education initiatives supporting environmental protection, quality of life programs and policies, and environmental workforce development. As Director, Dr. Johnson oversees NCER’s role in supporting cutting-edge, high-quality research by the nation’s leading scientists and engineers to improve scientific basis and knowledge for decisions on national environmental issues.

Dr. Johnson brings more than 40 years of academia and management experience in to EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment. Dr. Johnson has served numerous committees and boards for the National Academies, EPA and academic institutions. He is a member of the Anne Arundel Community College (MD) Board of Trustees, and is the Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering and Dean Emeritus of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences at Howard University

EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) program : Since 2004, the P3 Program has provided funding to student teams in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, committing over $10 million to cutting-edge, sustainable projects designed by university students. Projects from this year’s teams include a new device for generating electricity from sunlight that could be used on exterior walls of buildings; extending the growing season for farmers by heating greenhouses with biomass; and reducing diesel emissions for vehicles while lowering costs and improving fuel economy.

Funding for the P3 projects is divided into two phases. In the first phase, student teams submit a proposal for a project, and if they are selected, they compete with other Phase I winners at the National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C. At the Expo, teams compete for Phase II funding of up to $75,000. This is the 11th year for the EPA P3 Program.

Extramural Research

P3 Home Page

How to Apply for P3

Just Announced P3 Winners

Photo Gallery of P3 Expo

Second Guest : Neal Abrams, Ph.D. , Associate Professor of Chemistry at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF).

Dr. Abrams received his bachelor of science degree from Ithaca College and a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University in the area of solar photovoltaics. He was a Postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University and worked in the area of fuel cell chemistry.

Dr. Abrams’s interests lie in the areas of materials and inorganic chemistry, encompassing areas of renewable energies such as energy storage, photovoltaics, and fuel cells. This includes the development of new light-sensitive materials and catalysts. He teaches courses in general chemistry as well as renewable energy. He also co-instructs a photovoltaic installer workshop at SUNY ESF known as SPARE (Solar Power as Renewable Energy).

Phase I winning Project : Developing a Vacuum Distillation – Acid Absorption System for Recovery of Ammonia from Dairy Manure:

Dairy manure has high ammonia concentrations and contributes to air and water pollution. Dairy farms need cost-effective methods to upgrade their nutrient management plans. Our goal is to develop an innovative technology coupling vacuum distillation and acid absorption for sustainable recovery of ammonia from both anaerobically digested and undigested dairy manure. Ammonia in dairy manure can be distilled under a low vacuum at a temperature below the normal boiling point of water and absorbed in a sulfuric acid solution to produce ammonium sulfate as a value-added product. The specific objectives are to 1) evaluate the effects of temperature, vacuum, and dissolved solids concentration on ammonia recovery; 2) design an ammonia distillation – acid absorption system to produce ammonium sulfate granules with dairy manure; 3) construct a pilot-scale vacuum distillation – acid absorption system and develop operational parameters; and 4) perform a farm-scale economic analysis of the developed technology across its life cycle.

Abstract

Third Guest : Robyn Smythe Ph. D. , science faculty, Bard Center For Environmental Policy, B.S. Cornell University; M.S. University of Vermont; Ph.D. University of California Santa Barbara. Before joining the faculty at Bard CEP, Dr. Smyth was a research fellow at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD, a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, and a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow in Environmental Research and Education at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA. Research expertise includes coupling physical and biological processes in lakes and the ocean and aquatic ecosystem management.

Phase I Winning Project : The Integrated Use of Road Salt Management and Application Techniques:

(1) Develop Road Salt Management and Application Techniques (RSMAT) to increase the efficiency of road salt application both chemically and mechanically, (2) Create an educational pamphlet outlining the negative impacts of excess deicing and RSMAT, (3) Create a modeling tool based on RSMAT that is broadly accessible and educational

Abstract

Center for Environmental Policy

Fourth Guest : Andrew Markley , Post Doc, University of Wisconsin, Madison in the Department of Chemical & Bioengineering.

Phase I & II Winning Project : Exchange Network for Expanded Polystyrene Bio-Shipping Containers:

University of Wisconsin-Madison’s team has implemented a campus recycling program for Styrofoam packaging. Working with local biotech companies and campus researchers they set up a collection program that has diverted almost 2000 boxes and other Styrofoam material from landfills in just 6 months of operation.

Project Web Site

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Broadcasts on 10/14/14 & 10/19/ 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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Pre-Show starts about 6:40 or 6:45 p.m.: Saima Anjam , government affairs director from EPL/Environmental Advocates talking about their annual environmental scorecard for legislators.

Environmental Scorecoard

First Guest : Dr. Sherri “Sam” Mason graduated cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin before completing her doctorate in Chemistry at the University of Montana as a NASA Earth System Science scholar. She is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Though her background is in atmospheric chemical kinetics and the impact of combustion emissions on local-to-regional atmospheres, her research group is now poised at the forefront of research on plastic pollution within freshwater ecosystems with a focus on the Great Lakes. In addition to her primary academic responsibilities she serves as the coordinator of the Environmental Sciences program and as a pro bono air pollution expert for a number of citizen action groups.

Professor Mason Web Site

SUNY Fredonia Environmental Science

Report of Microplastic Pollution in Surface Waters of the Great Lakes

Second Guest : Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp – Dennis graduated with a master’s degree in apiculture at Guelph and has since worked for the Canadian Government as a consultant to the Antigua Beekeepers Cooperative in the West Indies. He returned north to work at Cornell University as an extensionist then moved to the University of Maryland in 2012 and is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland after working as the Acting State Apiarist for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through a contract with Penn State University, where he also earned his PhD.

He has served as the President of the Apiary Inspectors of America, is a founding member of the Colony Collapse Working Group, is a board member of Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Bee Board and is the Project Director of the Bee Informed Partnership, a 5 year extension grant awarded by USDA/NIFA to reduce colony losses and improve honey bee management nationwide.

The University of Maryland The Honey bee Epidemiology Lab's research focuses on pollinator health, and honey bee health specifically. We are particularly intrigued with using an epidemiological approach to understanding and more importantly improving honey bee health. This approach is multi-faceted, requiring understanding both the etiology of individual bee diseases and the large scale monitoring of colony health.

Some of the areas our lab is addressing include:

• Identifying the determinants of disease in honey bee colonies.

• Identifying and promoting management systems that promote colony health.

• Broad scale monitoring of pollinator health

Sentinel Hives: An Early Warning System : Honey bees are important pollinators, but they are currently threatened by a changing agricultural landscape. When flowers disappear, bees suffer from nutritional stress. Just like us, bees are more likely to get sick when stressed.Our honey bee research lab and disease diagnostic unit at the University of Maryland wants to help bees thrive. With your help we can launch a pilot Sentinel Hive program throughout the state. These hives act as an early warning system, so we can issue alerts to all beekeepers of escalating health problems and they can intervene to save their colonies. We’re seeking funds to build 8 of these Sentinel Hives in the University of Maryland area, providing us with important tools to do bee research that saves honey bees.

Bee Informed Partnership

U. of Maryland Honeybee Lab

Sentinel Hive Project

Third Guest : Project Apis M Board Chairman, Dr. Gordon Wardell, is the bee biologist for Paramount Farming Company and President of the South Valley Bee Club. Gordon has been a professional apiculturist for over 30 years and has woked with bees on three continents. Previously he was the extension apiculturist for the State of Maryland and he owned and directed S.A.F.E. Research and Development in Tucson, Arizona, a company dedicated to developing products for the bee industry. Gordon’s accomplishments include Mega-Bee, the honey bee nutritional supplement and years of research in the area of Varroa mite control, honey bee nutrition, fire ant monitoring, small hive beetle, Africanized Honey Bees, and many other topics. In addition, he has authored numerous scientific publications on honey bees.

Project Apis M

Paramount Farms

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Broadcasts on 10/7/14 & 10/12/ 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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Pre - Show starts about 6:45 p.m. tonight . We talk about the 10/8 7: 30 p.m. FERC hearing in Georgetown, Madison County regarding the Dominion Natural Gas Pipeline & Compressor Stations proposal with Keith Shue from Sustainable Otsego. Keith and his organization want people to attend the hearing to get more information about the project and to voice their concerns.

Dominion New Markets Project Scoping Hearing Wednesday, October 8th at 7:30 pm Georgetown Town Hall in Madison County 995 State Route 26, Georgetown, NY 13072.

Map to Hearing Location

FERC Announcement:

http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/common/OpenNat.asp?fileID=13638790

Dominion New Market Project Application: Docket number CP14-497

http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/Doc_Family.asp?document_id=14221998

First Hour : talking about the one million-square-foot site for the future SolarCity GigaFactory facility, which will manufacture solar panels at the RiverBend site in South Buffalo. Christopher Beitel is executive vice president of global operations and planning at Silevo, and is responsible for sales and marketing, product operations, supply chain, and operational planning to enable industry leading solar system installation cost and performance with the company. Mr. Beitel brings his extensive experience in business commercialization to Silevo, having grown multiple products at Applied Materials, Inc. into billion dollar product lines. SolarCity purchased Silevo, one of the designated anchor RiverBend tenants, and assumed an agreement with the State to increase more than fivefold the manufacturing capability of the clean energy facility. Silevo is a company that develops and manufactures high-efficiency silicon solar cells and modules.

SolarCity, the nation's largest solar power provider, will spend $5 billion over the next decade in connection with the creation and operation of the facility in New York, and New York State will invest a total of $750 million through the Buffalo Billion and other state resources to establish infrastructure, construct the 1.2 million square foot facility and purchase required equipment. The state investment will replicate the model created in Albany at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, in which rather than giving money directly to private companies, the State invests in core infrastructure and equipment and uses that equipment as the incentive to attract companies to establish themselves in these new high-tech facilities. The factory will be online and in high volume manufacturing as early as the first quarter of 2016. The SolarCity facility will be the largest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, with more than 1 gigawatt of annual solar capacity when it reaches full production.

Under the deal with SolarCity, the state will spend $350 million to build the sprawling factory on South Park Avenue and provide $400 million in funding for equipment, with the state following the economic development model that it used to build up the semiconductor industry in the Albany area. Under that model, the state invests in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment that typically are too costly for companies to acquire on their own and then signs agreements with companies, like SolarCity, that want to access it.

By combining Silevo’s high-efficiency panels, which can convert about 21 percent of the sun’s energy into electricity, compared with about 18 percent for standard panels, with cost savings that come from producing solar modules on a massive scale, SolarCity hopes to push down the price of solar energy systems to the point where they don’t need government subsidies to compete with conventional sources of electricity. With SolarCity’s expanded factory now occupying the entire RiverBend site that originally had been expected to be the home of both Silevo and Soraa, a California-based LED lighting manufacturer, Gov. Cuomo said the state is holding discussions with Soraa about potential new sites for their proposed Buffalo facility, which would employ about 375 people.

Solar City Web Site

Solar City Plant Rendered

Second Hour : Ralph E. Taggart, Michigan State University Professor, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Department of Geological Sciences, Curator of Fossil Plants. Paleoecological reconstruction and vegetation dynamics of late Mesozoic, Tertiary, and Quaternary assemblages.

He will give a lecture on 10/9 at Colgate University titled "Global greenhouse to icehouse and back again: The origin and future of the Boreal Forest biome". See Green Scene for more details and other green events.

The Boreal Forest biome (Taiga), dominated by evergreen and deciduous coniferous trees (Pinaceae), is circumpolar in its present distribution, covering a significant part of the total land area of the Northern Hemisphere and representing perhaps a third of the total forest area of the planet. Nothing comparable to this extant biome existed during the global “greenhouse” interval of the Late Mesozoic and Paleogene. Latitudinal temperature gradients should have confined boreal taxa to extremely high latitudes, but evergreen taxa do not appear to have been competitive in the lowlands of the high arctic, where the vegetation consisted of a unique circumpolar forest dominated by deciduous conifers and broad-leaved taxa.Probable sources for the pinaceous taxa that now characterize boreal latitudes were the Paleogene evergreen montane coniferous forests of the western North American Cordillera. Taphonomic factors limit the fossil record for such forests, but assemblages such as the Eocene Thunder Mountain (Idaho) and Bull Run (Nevada) floras were dominated by evergreen and deciduous Pinaceae that dominate extant montane, subalpine, and Boreal Forest associations.

In response to post-Eocene global cooling, such forests presumably would have migrated to lower elevations, eventually spreading across high-latitude North America, subsequently reaching Eurasia via the Beringian corridor. This high-diversity coniferous forest was differentially winnowed and modified during subsequent migration southward in both the New and Old World. Despite its extensive geographic distribution, the Boreal Forest may be the youngest of the major forest biomes.If global warming ultimately results in a significant redistribution of terrestrial vegetation, the history of the Boreal Forest may well be reversed. Northward migration of the Boreal Forest may be characterized by loss of taxa and extensive community reorganization as individual taxa are pushed to their limits with respect to rates of migration and biotic stress takes its toll in the form of insect predation and disease. If evergreen taxa are unable to survive at low elevations at high polar latitudes, such conifers might once again become restricted to montane refugia and the lowlands of the high arctic would be populated by a larch-dominated deciduous conifer forest of low diversity and limited geographic extent. Given the biogeographic significance of the Boreal Forest biome, such a consequence would represent a profound ecological transformation.

Where winters are long and cold, but the growing season is long enough to eliminate permafrost, extensive, conifer-dominated forests develop. This biome is known as the Boreal Forest or Taiga. Landscapes tend to be flat, as a consequence of earlier glacial activity, and bogs, ponds, and lakes are common, often as a result of beaver activity in damming streams. Conifers genera include spruce (Picea), fir (Abies), hemlock (Tsuga), pine (Pinus) and larch (Larix). Deciduous woody species (mostly willows, birches, and aspen) tend to be limited to the wet margins of such areas or toareas recently disrupted by factors such as fire. Because the conifer foliage is evergreen, there is very little under-story vegetation within the forest itself other than ferns and some bryophytes.

Large herbivores in this biome include elk, moose, and deer and wolves and bears are the primary large predators. Smaller mammals are common and include beaver, muskrat, porcupine, fox, mink, ermine, arctic hare, and lynx. Bird diversity can be high, particularly in the wetlands during the summer months. Overall biotic diversity is significantly higher than is the case with the tundra biome. In North America, the southern boundary of the boreal forest begins in northern New England and northern Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota and the biome extends northward over much of southern Canada. Northern Coniferous or Boreal Forest Biome In North America the "Spruce-Moose" or taiga biome covers most of Northern Canada, Asia, Europe and some higher altitude regions of the United States. Taiga is not found in the southern hemisphere.

This coniferous forest biome is characterized by precipitation of around 80 cm per year, high snowfall, very cold and long winters, short warm summers, and dark needle matted forest floors. Coniferous evergreen plants have evergreen needles instead of deciduous leaves. The needles of trees in the southern Appalachians can do photosynthesis through the winter when enough light is present and temperatures occasionally rise. Needles have a natural antifreeze and small stomates (air openings) to counteract the freezing temperatures. The northern coniferous or boreal forest is subarctic, The taiga corresponds has long winters of up to 6 months with the average temperatures below freezing and high diurnal ranges. Coniferous trees with needle leaves are dominant. A very few species of white and black spruce, fir, and pine, such as Scots pine in Russia and Scandinavia, lodge pole pine in Montana, and the deciduous tamarack. Broadleaf deciduous trees include quaking aspen, white birch, and alder. They have a cone shape that sheds snow to prevent loss of branches. The dark color of the trees absorbs more radiation than the more yellow-green trees of the deciduous forest. Acidic soils form under a slowly decomposing mat of fallen needles. Sphagnum peat moss bogs or muskegs occur in poorly drained areas. Larch forests characterize areas underlain with permafrost.

They have floors of shrubs, lichens and mosses. Lynx, weasels (e.g., wolverine, fisher, martin, mink, ermine, and sable) feed on snowshoe hares, squirrels, lemmings, and small rodents. Large herbivores include elk, moose. Smaller herbivores include marmots and beavers. Birds include the dipper, a small bird that can be observed diving into small streams. In Arizona, the (lower or Montane) coniferous forest consists of Ponderosa Pines and Douglas Firs. They predominate at lower altitudes, these are succeeded by arbor vitae, hemlocks and then by aspens ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspen ) , lodgepole pines, spruces and subalpine firs at higher altitudes. At the higher altitudes in Arizona, the ("Northern" or subalpine) Coniferous Forest looks more like the "Spruce-Moose Biome" of Canada. Snows accumulate in the winter here. In the more northern Rockies and Canada, typical animals include deer, snowshoe hares, bobcats and lynxes, squirrels, mountain bluebirds, Steller's and gray jays, and Clark's nutcracker. On the north rim of the Grand Canyon, the darker form of tufted ear squirrel - the Kaibab squirrel - is darkly furred. Why is it dark and the south rim squirrel beige? In the far north biomes, especially hard winters may occur, and, because of generally long periods of time for the decomposition and recycling of detritis, "boom and bust" cycles of the population levels of predators, like lynxes, and their snowshoe hare prey are seen.

Most of our lumber comes from the northern coniferous forest, although it can take quite a long time (50 -100 years) to completely regenerate a clear cut forest because of the short growing seasons. Ecologists ask this question - is the biomass of harvest of trees by the big logging companies equal to the biomass of regrowth? Worldwide, the answer is definitely not. In the US, it is more equal, but still more biomass is harvested than regrown. What does the future hold? Forest clear-cutting (all the trees are harvested over a large area) is not only an "ugly" way to treat natural areas, but also results in loss of wildlife and erosion and stream siltation.

Taggart's Personal Page

Dangers of Clear Cutting

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Broadcasts on 9/30/14 & 10/5/ 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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Pre-Show : about 6:45 p.m. features Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi giving us his vision of workforce development via a Careers & Training Diploma and his take on local Manufacturing.

First guest : Jennifer McNelly was named President of The Manufacturing Institute the non-profit affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), effective April 1, 2012. As President of the Institute, Jennifer will drive an agenda focused on improving and expanding manufacturing in the United States through education, innovation, and research. Jennifer has extensive experience in workforce development, employer engagement, and business. She is a proven leader at the Institute as the chief architect of one of the organization's flagship initiatives, the NAM-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System. A set of nationally portable, industry-recognized manufacturing skills certifications, the System is building the next generation of skilled manufacturing employees by influencing secondary and post-secondary education reform efforts in over 35 states which is building the next generation of skilled manufacturing talent.

Prior to joining the Institute, Jennifer, a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES), was Administrator for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office (DOL) Office of Regional Innovation and Transformation. She also served as the Director of the Business Relations Group for the DOL Employment and Training Administration. In this capacity, she managed the President's High-Growth Job Training Initiative and the Community-Based Job Training Grants. Her strong private-sector experience includes serving as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, LLC, an international consulting firm specializing in assisting Fortune 500 corporations build strategic partnerships with government agencies in support of workforce development. Jennifer is Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Manufacturing, and a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee, the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Education Foundation, and the SME Education Foundation Board.

The Manufacturing Institute claims to be the authority on the attraction, qualification, and development of world-class manufacturing talent. The Institute says they are the place where we exceed expectations and deliver results to help close the skills gap. In partnership with some of the leading consulting firms in the country, the Institute studies the critical issues facing manufacturing and then applies that research to develop and identify solutions that are implemented by companies, schools, governments, and organizations across the country.

The Manufacturing Institute Web Site

Second guest : Kathleen Alcott , Program Coordinator for the Office of Continuing Education at SUNY Polytechnic Institute) . The Office of Continuing Professional Education works with any and all consumers of non degree programs. Her responsibilities include working with K-12 outreach efforts, non-matriculated student registration, coordination of an annual collegiate business plan competition and manufacturing conference and any other campus events that come her way!

Made in the Mohawk Valley National Manufacturing Day & Manufacturing expo, conference at SUNY & showing of AMERICAN MADE movie. Maufacturing is alive and well in the Mohawk Valley, and you can find out all about it at a conference and expo being held Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Wildcat Field House at SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) in Marcy.

The event is designed for Mohawk Valley manufacturers, businesses, educators and students, but is open to all. It’s free, but advance registration is requested online: http://sunyit.edu/mfgday/registration.The event is presented by the Center for Global Advanced Manufacturing (CGAM) and is sponsored by the Workforce Development Institute. It will feature pollster John Zogby, who will speak on “First Globals: Understanding, Managing and Unleashing the Potential of our Millennial Generation.” There will be several panel presentations, including one by recent graduates now working in manufacturing who will share their experiences with students. The expo will feature interactive displays of products from more than 25 Mohawk Valley manufacturers, as well as exhibits from area colleges, the Workforce Development Institute and Working Solutions.

MFG Day and Expo Schedule

Third guest : David Palazzoli – Senior Manufacturing Consultant at Mohawk Valley Applied Technology Corp. an M.E.P. (National Manufacturing Extension Partnership) affiliate in Utica NY. David has 30+ years of production, project and process management experience in the manufacturing, transportation and health-care fields. He has experience as a chemist, facilities engineer, construction engineer, manufacturing and process engineer, water treatment engineer, environmental, health and safety director. At Mohawk Valley Applied Technology for the last 14+ years, along with becoming an OSHA-authorized industrial and construction safety trainer and developing safety, waste minimization and manufacturing assistance programs, David has added, during his tenure through extensive studies and activities, consulting in food safety and food quality programs, achieved Certified Food Safety Program Manager status.

He has provided Lean Manufacturing Process Implementation programs; assisting local small to medium-sized manufacturing companies in continuously improving processes and controls. Since 2001, David has endeavored to learn and then instruct in the Training Within Industry (TWI) Management Methods. Along with being a certified instructor in Job Relations (JR), Job Instruction (JI), and Job Methods Improvement (JM), he has recently added certification as a Job Safety (JS) instructor and earned his Master Trainer-JR status through the National TWI Institute in Syracuse, NY (www.twiinstitute.org). These fields are strongly united, as Lean cannot hope to succeed fully without TWI. Since 2001, he has delivered many TWI programs nationally and internationally, even assisting in the roll-out of a world-wide TWI initiative for a multinational copper –wire fabricating corporation in Chile. Most notably, his efforts in JR implementation have received many strongly positive results from client companies.

He has completed undergrad and graduate work at Syracuse Univ. furthering his studies in business and economics in the Syracuse University MBA program. David has also served as an adjunct instructor and on-line instructor at community colleges in central NY, and serves as secretary for the Mohawk Valley Environmental Information Exchange .

MVATC Web Site

Fourth guest : Dr. Mahdi M. Abu-Omar , Professor of Chemistry Purdue University .As a professor, Mahdi Abu-Omar directs a research program aimed at developing metal catalysts for renewable energy and environmental applications. He also studies foldingdynamics of metalloproteins relating to disease. He is a teacher of graduate andundergraduate inorganic courses as well as general chemistry. Dr. Abu-Omar supervisesgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

He has delivered numerous lectures and seminars (60 plus) describing his research group findings, acted as reviewer for numerous journals and several funding agencies, organized four symposia on catalysis and energy, and consulted for several chemical companies and law firms. Dr. Abu-Omar is the author or coauthor of 70 original research papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has delivered lectures on future U.S. energy supplies to energy directors and corporate executives, as well as public lectures on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and Islam.

Prior to joining Purdue University in 2003, Dr. Abu-Omar spent one year as a National Institute of Health postdoctoral scholar in bioinorganic chemistry at California Institute of Technology before moving to the University of California, Los Angeles, as an Assistant Professor. There he launched his independent research career in transition-metal catalysis and ‘green’ chemistry. Dr. Abu-Omar has 10 years of experience in research and management. He mentored 20 Ph.D. students, 7 postdoctoral research associates, and 10 undergraduate students. In addition, he is a member of the executive advisory board of the Energy Center at Purdue University. Dr. Abu-Omar is the recipient of several awards including the College of Engineering Team Excellence Award from Purdue University, a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the U.S. National Science Foundation, and a Beckman Young Investigator Award from the Beckman Foundation. In 2008, Dr. Abu-Omar was named University Faculty Scholar by Purdue University.

Born in Jerusalem, Dr. Abu-Omar received his elementary and secondary education in Israel and the United Kingdom. In the fall of 1988, Dr. Abu-Omar arrived in the U.S. to pursue higher education. He earned a bachelor’s of science degree (summa cum laude) in chemistry from Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia, and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Iowa State University.

Mahdi's has group of chemistry researchers developing metal catalysts for renewable energy and sustainable chemistry applications. They are investigating lignocellulosic biomass conversion to high value chemicals with a focus on aromatic products from lignin. Mahdi says that the availability of shale gas in the U.S. is a game changer for the chemical industry. Our research group is part of the Negishi Brown Institute for Catalysis (NBIC), which is a consertium of chemists and chemical engineers working together to develop new chemistries and catalysis for upgrading of natural gas to paraffins, olefins, and aromatics.

A central theme in their research is catalyst design based on mechanistic understanding at the molecular level. Our current research emphases are in the areas of catalysis, renewable energy, and sustainable chemistry. One of the group's hallmarks is our ability to make and measure. They synthesize new compounds, characterize them, study their reaction chemistry, and measure kinetics to elucidate reaction mechanisms. Students and postdoctoral scholars tailor their own projects and interact extensively with their colleagues.

His work is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Department of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences (DOE-BES), ChevronPhillips Chemical Company, and Qatar National Research Fund for financial support.

About his company Spero Energy

The Technology Involved

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Broadcasts on 9/23/14 & 9/28/ 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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Special 2 hour Solid Waste Show with a Panel composed of 3 heads of solid waste (OCRRA, Madison Co., & OHSWA)

Mark Donnelly is the Executive Director of the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA). Prior to joining the agency in 2012, Mark spent 31 years as a production and facilities manager at UTC Carrier Corporation. Beginning in 1995, Mark served close to ten years as a volunteer on the OCRRA board of directors, chairing the board for two terms. Mark received his Master of Business Administration from Le Moyne College and a Masters in Adult Education from Elmira College.

The challenges OCRRA and Mark face today are the most critical in the history of the Agency. Waste-to-Energy, recycling, environmental compliance, compost Facility development, and a potential inter-municipal agreement with Cortland County are at the forefront. It is a time of excitement and evolution for Mark and the Agency. Mark lives in Jamesville, New York and is proud of his four children and wife Michele. Mark enjoys family time and training for triathlons, having recently achieved IRONMAN status.

William A. Rabbia, Executive Director – Mr. Rabbia is the Executive Director of the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Management Authority located in Central New York. Mr. Rabbia has been with the Authority since May 1991. He was appointed Executive Director in March of 2009. Prior to becoming Executive Director he served as Deputy Executive Director. He is responsible for all Authority functions, including operations at the Authority's Single Stream Recycling Center, Green Waste Composting Facility, 3 Transfer Stations, Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, Regional Landfill, as well as other Authority properties. In 2011, Mr. Rabbia managed the conversion of the Authority’s dual stream recycling center to a single stream operation including development and rollout of a public education program. He has also overseen construction of the Authority’s Landfill and has coordinated that operation since opening. He oversees a $26 million annual operating budget, 90 Authority employees, and directs the issuance of revenue bonds.

Mr. Rabbia has a B.S. degree in Environmental Science and Planning from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY. Mr. Rabbia is a SWANA Certified Landfill Manager and Certified NYS Landfill Operator. He currently serves as Vice President of NYS Association for Solid Waste Management. He also is currently Vice Chair of the Mohawk Valley Environmental Information Exchange.

James Zecca , Madison County Director of Solid Waste and Sanitation for a 200 ton/day landfill, three rural transfer stations, green waste compost sites and a scrap metal recycling yard. Also, manages the County Curbside Recycling program in cooperation with the Madison County A.R.C. who operates the M.R.F. (recycling center) through a contract with the County. 1988-- Current Zecca has been active in the field of solid waste/recycling management for over 30 years in both paid and appointed positions.

·Wilton Recycling Center, Wilton, New Hampshire – Recycling Center Supervisor

·Town of Milford, Milford, New Hampshire – Recycling and Bio-solids Composting Coordinator

·Town of Merrimack, Merrimack, New Hampshire – Waste Pollution Control and Bio-solids Compost Facility Operator

·Village of Oriskany Falls, Oriskany Falls, NY – Former Mayor and Village Trustee. Oriskany Falls was the first Village to institute mandatory curbside recycling in Oneida County, Aug. 1988

From the State University of New York, Agricultural and Technical College Cobleskill, New York he earned an Associate in Applied Science Degree May 1976 majoring in Environmental Science, Fisheries and Wildlife Tech Activities . Zecca is a current board member of New York Product Stewardship Council and of the N.Y.S. Association for Solid Waste Management.

OCRRA web site

OHSWA web site

MCSWD web site

OCRRA Food Waste Composting

Donnelly Editorial on Trash to Ash Plan

Pro & Con of Trash to Ash Plan

OHSWA 5 Part Video on their Operations

MCSWD Has no Ordinary Landfill

MCSWD Renewable Energy Project Video

EPA Solid Waste Web Site

Solid Waste Q&A

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Broadcasts on 9/16/14 & 9/21/ 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Guest : Katelyn Wright is the Executive Director of the Greater Syracuse Land Bank, which was founded in 2012 and is acting in partnership with the City and County to address a backlog of tax-delinquent, seizable properties, planning to acquire and facilitate the redevelopment of approximately 2,000 properties over the next three years. The Land Bank’s mission is to return vacant and abandoned properties to productive use in a coordinated, well-planned manner. To date the Greater Syracuse Land Bank has sold more than 50 properties. We estimate that buyers will be investing nearly $2.25 million in renovations (plus another $1 million in the Goldberg Building sold on S. Salina Street), putting money back into the community and beautifying our neighborhoods. Returned to tax-paying status upon sale, these are projected to more than $120,000 in taxes for the City and County annually and we're just getting started; we anticipate that by the end of 2014 we will have disposed of 80 properties.

As a planner for the City of Syracuse, Katelyn conducted data and policy analysis related to vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent property and led the team which developed the land bank's funding model and the City’s revised tax collection policy—a phased approach to addressing these challenges which, combined, affect nearly one in five properties within the City of Syracuse. During this time she also served as the land bank’s acting executive director, building its capacity to begin operations.

Katelyn holds a master’s in Regional Planning from Cornell University and has a professional background in land use planning and historic preservation. She hails originally from the west coast where she grew up in California and earned her bachelors at the University of Washington in Seattle.

2012 Syracuse Landbank Application

Syracuse Landbank Fact Sheet

Overview of SYR Landbank

Guidelines For The Landbank

Second Hour Guest : Paul Getsos Coordinator for the 9/21 People's Climate March in NYC. The People’s Climate March is a mass demonstration for climate action that will take place just two days before President Obama and other world leaders gather at the United Nations for a climate summit hosted by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The summit is seen as a critical moment to build momentum for a new international climate treaty that countries hope to finalize in Paris next December.

Paul Getsos has more than 25 years of experience in community, electoral, and issue organizing; new program development and coordination; strategic policy and media work; and nonprofit management and fundraising. He is a widely recognized expert on strategy development, organizing, leadership training and community power-building. Paul has extensive experience working at the national, state and local level. He has been a lead staff person on two national campaigns focused on jobs and unemployment and health-care reform, as well as a key strategic partner representing Community Voices Heard on national welfare reform, TANF re-authorization and global justice issues. He has helped organizations develop stronger organizations and local organizing campaigns on jobs and income issues. He built one of the country’s most recognized and award winning low-income organizing groups, Community Voices Heard.

He started of his social change career by volunteering on a myriad of issues in college and post-college – including fighting back against Reagan’s budget cuts, anti-apartheid work at Rutgers University, anti-nuclear work in NYC and Boston and local electoral campaigns in New Jersey. His first paid organizing job was as a canvasser for Greenpeace where he went door-to-door recruiting members in the Boston area. In California, he worked on electoral campaigns in the Bay area and in a statewide environmental organization.

In 1992, Paul became downstate director of the Hunger Action Network of New York State (HANNYS), managing this statewide organization’s work in New York City. He built the downstate office from a single employee to a staff of four organizers in three years. While at HANNYS, Paul initiated Community Voices Heard with Joan and Gail Aska. He served as the organization’s executive director for 10 years, functioning as the lead organizer and primary fundraiser. He has been a key strategist for national and regional coalitions, including the National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support. Paul has participated in the World Social Forum in Brazil and has been a strong advocate for increasing the participation of grassroots leaders at this growing, international event.

Paul has taught Community Organizing at Columbia University School of Social Work for seven years. He has also taught at the City University of New York in Social Welfare Movements and Human Service Administration. Paul volunteered as a Community Funding Boardmember at the North Star Fund and with the National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce’s Statewide Ballot Initiative Project, training over 65 people in electoral and organizing skills.

Currently Paul is studying and writing about social movements outside of the United States. He is studying the piquetero and recuperated factory movement in Argentina.Paul is a graduate of Rutgers University. Paul received a Leadership for a Changing World award from the Ford Foundation as part of a 6-member leadership team from Community Voices Heard.

Climate March

350.org

Paul's Book

Tools for Radical Democracy: How to Organize for Power in Your Community(Jossey-Bass / Kim Klein's Chardon Press) is an essential resource for grassroots organizers and leaders, students of activism and advocacy, and anyone trying to increase the civic participation of ordinary people. Authors Joan Minieri and Paul Getsos share stories and tools from their nationally recognized and award-winning work of building a community-led organization, training community leaders, and conducting campaigns that changed public policy and delivered concrete results to tens of thousands of people.

We will also get the views of some local people about the March and why they are going.

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Broadcasts on 9/9/14 & 9/14/ 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Guest : John Markowitz, PE, CEM is a Lead Engineer in the Clean Energy Technology Group at the New York Power Authority (NYPA). He manages NYPA’s solar and electric transportation programs, as well as projects in the areas of renewable energy and energy storage. His current efforts focus is on reducing the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in New York State.

Markowitz participated in the field testing of the first plug-in hybrid vehicles from the major automakers. He is also a member of the Electric Power Research Institute’s Infrastructure Working Committee. This group of representatives of the automakers and electric utilities defines safety standards for electric vehicle charging equipment.

Before joining NYPA, John held engineering and marketing positions in the fields of transportation and energy efficiency. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Association of Energy Engineers. He holds the following degrees: Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, and Master of Business Administration from Pace University. He is a New York State Licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager.

K-Solar is a NYS program to reduce schools' energy costs through the use of solar power. IT is a joint project of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and will provide NYS school districts, AT NO COST and NO OBLIGATION, with the tools, and expertise to bring solar energy to their facilities and reduce their energy costs.

K-Solar Program

Guests 2 though 4 : Every year Earth Island Institute’s New Leaders Initiative recognizes six young environmental activists from North America, ages 13 to 22, for their outstanding efforts to promote ecological sustainability and social justice. We are excited to announce the recipients of this year’s Brower Youth Awards

Earth Island Journal is a quarterly magazine combines investigative journalism and thought-provoking essays that make the subtle but profound connections between the environment and other contemporary issues.

Tiffany Carey, 22 from Detroit, Michigan is engaging youth in solutions-based, citizen-science projects . Tiffany Carey thinks environmental research projects that don’t involve community members are troubling. So when, as an environmental studies major at the University of Michigan, she had the chance to conduct her own research, she chose a project that involved students from Detroit’s Western International High School.

Carey’s research focused on pollen as a cause of high rates of asthma and allergies in urban areas. During the course of three years, the public school’s ninth and tenth grade biology students placed homemade pollen collectors in vacant lots, parks, and other areas in the community to measure the levels of ragweed pollen, which is notorious for causing allergic reactions. The research project verified that vacant lots were pollen-abundant areas. Carey then focused her attention on solutions like urban reforestation and mowing, which would help reduce ragweed in urban areas. She also tracked the impact that participating in the citizen science project had on the students and found that hands-on practice of the scientific method helped make ecology relevant to the high schoolers

Jackson Koeppel, 21 from Highland Park, Michigan is Building community resilience through solar powered infrastructure After participating in a five-day march against strip-mining Blair Mountain in West Virginia in 2011, Jackson Koeppel became committed to exploring alternatives to the extractive economy. While on a summer program in Highland Park, MI, that same year, Koeppel found a cause he could get behind.

Highland Park is part of the Detroit metropolitan area and the city’s population had dropped by more 80 percent since the auto factories left the area. In 2011, about 1,000 of the city’s 1,500 streetlights were decommissioned by the local utility to ameliorate a $4 million municipal debt. Residential streets were left in the dark. In response, Koeppel co-founded Souladarity – a community organization that’s coordinating the installation of 200 solar streetlights and organizing a cooperative of residents, businesses, organizations, and institutions. The cooperative will maintain the streetlights with annual membership dues. The solar streetlights are affordable, environment-friendly, and provide a powerful avenue for engaging local citizens in conversations about sustainability and community resilience.

Soulardarity Web Site

More Information

Anisha Desai is currently the Program Director of the New Leaders Initiative (NLI) at Earth Island Institute, which raises the profile of young emerging environmental leaders in North America and provides them with skills, resources, and relationships to lead effective campaigns and projects. The NLI also confers the Brower Youth Awards, the premier North American awards honoring bold young environmental leaders. Anisha has a long history of work in youth leadership and social justice, and was formerly the Executive Director of the Women of Color Resource Center in Oakland and the Program Director of United for a Fair Economy in Boston.

Anisha has done PhD work at the University of California of Berkeley in the Graduate School of Education. She earned a Masters of Education in Risk and Prevention at Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in African-American Literature, Psychology and Secondary Education from the University of Miami in Florida.

The Brower Youth Awards is now in its 15th year- and we are celebrating some awesome milestones :

- 92 Youth Activists honored

- 8,500+ ceremony attendees in San Francisco. The awards ceremony is free and open to the public and has had over 900 guests these past 6-7 years.

- They create short films about each one of the winners which will be posted in October right after the awards ceremony. You can check out previous years' films on the website www.broweryouthawards.org. These films have won two California Emmy Awards and have been nominated for a third Emmy.

- Over 80% of our alumni (previous Brower Youth Award winners) are involved still with social/environmental change work.

* The Brower Youth Awards ceremony will take place in San Francisco on October 21st at 7:00 pm PST. Even if folks cannot attend, they can still watch the acceptance speeches and short educational films about each of the winners online a few weeks after the awards ceremony.

* Selection for Brower Youth Award winners is highly competitive. We received over 400 entries this year, and over 100 completed applications. Our selection committee is comprised of Brower Youth Award alumni and seasoned activists and thought leaders.

Brower Youth Awards

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Broadcasts on 9/2/14 & 9/7/ 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Guest : Commissioner of Public Works for the City of Rome NY., Frank Tallarino. The Department of Public Works is comprised of many different divisions that all work to repair and maintain the transportation, electrical, water and mechanical infrastructures of the City of Rome.

Rome's water system

Rehabilitation of water system with pictures

Rome's new recyling plan

Second Guest : Dr. Steve Suppan Senior Policy Analyst for Market Regulation, Trade and Technology Trade and Global Governance at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). Suppan has been a policy analyst at IATP since 1994. Much of Steve's work is to explain U.S. agriculture, trade and food safety policy to foreign governments and nongovernmental organizations, especially farmer organizations. This work has taken him to about 35 countries, most recently Costa Rica, South Africa and Mexico. Steve has also represented IATP at meetings of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

He was the NGO liaison to the U.S. government for the World Food Summit +5 in 2002. Steve was a lead author in the global report of the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development, a multi-stakeholder project whose executive summary was approved by 58 governments on April 12, 2008 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Suppan has a Ph.D. in comparative literature and taught in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He also studied philosophy at the University of Vienna.

IATP Web Site

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Broadcasts on 8/26/14 & 8/31/ 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First guest : Chloe Maxmin Co-Founder of Divest Harvard and Founder of First Here, Then Everywhere. Maxmin is a Senior at Harvard College. She became an activist when she was 12, and she started the Climate Action Club in high school, galvanizing a movement in her school and community. She then founded First Here, Then Everywhere to empower youth environmentalists. Chloe co-founded Divest Harvard, and has received national and international recognition for her activism.

Spearheaded by Harvard Students for a Just and Stable Future, Divest Harvard calls upon Harvard University to:

immediately freeze any new investments in fossil fuel companies

immediately divest direct holdings (currently $17.3 million) from the top 200 publicly traded fossil fuel companies

divest indirect holdings in the top 200 fossil fuel companies within 5 years, and reinvest in socially responsible funds

Divest Harvard says : Higher education institutions like Harvard exist as investments in the future for their students and their countries. Yet, while investing in our future, Harvard simultaneously invests its $32.7 billion endowment–the largest University endowment in the world–in corporations that threaten our future and that of our planet by causing the climate crisis.

We are targeting the top 200 publicly traded fossil fuel corporations for two reasons. First, these corporations are largely responsible for political gridlock that impedes the passage of climate legislation. Through divestment, we aim to highlight the rogue status of the fossil fuel industry and rebrand them as social pariahs. Secondly, 80% of global carbon reserves must be kept in the ground in order to limit global warming to under 2 degrees Celsius (the upper warming limit set by the UN). The share prices of public fossil fuel corporations are inflated by the illusion that all of their reserves will be burned and become profit. But this scenario is incompatible with any hope for the future of our planet. When government regulation limits fossil fuel use, fossil fuel companies will need to leave their reserves in the ground, thereby devaluing their share price. Harvard thus puts its endowment at risk by investing in fossil fuel corporations.

To maintain intellectual consistency and live up to the values that it promotes, Harvard must divest.

Divest Harvard is supported by SJSF’s community partners Better Future Project and 350.org.

Divest Harvard Web Site

First Here Then Everywhere : The mission of this site is to unite young environmentalists around the world to fight climate change.

Second guest : Doug Streblow - Program Manager for Earth Team. Doug holds a MS in Environmental Education from Lesley University and a BA in Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz. While earning his masters, Doug spent two years traveling the United States on a school bus that had been converted into a traveling classroom, sleeping outside every night and backpacking through some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes. He has been a college Environmental Science professor, a naturalist and wilderness instructor, musician and communications specialist and loves all things outdoors.

Doug currently manages program development, trains staff and wears many other hats for the organization including video editing and design.

Earth Team Web Site

You Tube Channel

Leaf Annual Conference

Waste Action Project

Third guest : Marty Podskoch talking about his new book Adirondack 102 Club. Martin was a reading teacher for 28 years at Delaware Academy in Delhi, NY. He retired in 2001. Marty and his wife, Lynn, raised their three children, Matt, Kristy, and Ryan, in a renovated 19th c. farmhouse along the West Branch of the Delaware River. He became interested in fire towers after climbing to the fire tower on Hunter Mountain in the fall of 1987. He met the observer, who was in his 60s, chatted with him, and listened to his stories. Marty was hooked. He set out on a quest to find out all he could about the history and lore of the fire towers.

In 1997 Wray Rominger of Purple Mountain Press asked Marty to write about the history of the Catskill fire towers and the restoration project that was occurring in the Catskills. After interviewing over 100 observers, rangers, and their families, Marty had gathered hundreds of stories and pictures about the 23 fire towers in the Catskill region. In 2000 his book, Fire Towers of the Catskills: Their History and Lore, was published by Purple Mountain Press, which also published his second book, Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, the Southern Districts, in June of 2003 and his third title, Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, the Northern Districts, in November of 2005.

Podskoch also wrote a weekly newspaper column, “Adirondack Stories” in five area newspapers. Sam Glanzman, a noted comic book illustrator for the past 50 years, illustrated the stories. After five years of weekly columns Podskoch Press published 251 illustrated stories in two volumes: Adirondack Stories: Historical Sketches and Adirondack Stories II: 101 More Historical Sketches.

In 20011 Podskoch wrote and published: Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: History, Memories & Legacy of the CCC. Presently he is doing research on the Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Connecticut and Rhode Island.

In the fall of 2013 Podskoch received the “Arthur E. Newkirk Education Award” from the Adirondack Mountain Club for his work in preserving the history of the fire towers and Civilian Conservation Corps Camps in the Adirondacks and Catskills.

For further information contact: Marty Podskoch , 43 O’Neill Lane , East Hampton, CT 06424.

Adirondack 102 Club

Adirondack Stories

Adirondack Stories, Historical Sketches written by Marty Podskoch and illustrated by Sam Glanzman, was published in June 2007. The book contains 150 illustrated panels of Adirondack guides, hunters, hermits, hotels, writers, artists, photographers, explorers, lumbering, mining, tanneries, railroads, boats, sports, entertainers, and amusement parks.

Civilian Conservation Corps Stories

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public works program that operated from 1933 to 1942, as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. It targeted single men, 18-25 years, and veterans in relief of families who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression. The program provided unskilled manual labor to environmental conservation and to development of natural resources in rural lands.

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Broadcasts on 8/19/14 & 8/24/ 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First guest : Jacqueline Bennett is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at SUNY Oneonta,which she joined in 2006. She grew up in Alum Creek, WV. and received a BS in chemistry and a BA in biology at West Virginia University . Bennett also earned a MS and PhD at the University of California, Riverside.

Her research interests include green chemistry and chemical education, particularly inquiry-based learning and technology to improve learning. When possible, she tries to weave these interests together to provide a more complete learning experience for her students. It is this strategy that resulted in a recent patent for a new synthetic method for imines that is superior to other methods published over the last century, and a national award from the American Chemical Society Committee on Environmental Improvement. The U.S. Patent “Green Synthesis of Aryl Aldimines Using Ethyl Lactate” is the result of years of research, including projects undertaken in collaboration with SUNY Oneonta . Bennett’s process is safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly than traditional methods used to create the material, the release said. Other ways often consume large amounts of toxic compounds that are later disposed of as hazardous waste. Bennett’s initial discovery happened so fast that she almost missed it, she said.“When I was first experimenting with the method, I missed what was happening because I was writing in my notebook,” Bennett said. “To my surprise, the compound, which looks like gold glitter, formed after only a few minutes. Other methods require hours of boiling. This worked so well and so quickly. I tried it again and again to see if it was true. I thought, ‘This is fabulous.’”

Imines are a class of chemicals important in all facets of life. For example, they are responsible for sight and for converting sugar to energy in the body. They are also widely used in industry, particularly in the synthesis of medicines such as Zetia® (cholesterol reduction) and Taxol® (chemotherapy). Bennett's research group, the BLONDES, which stands for Building a Legacy of Outstanding New Developments and Excellence in Science, is comprised entirely of undergraduates with an occasional high school student. At Oneonta, 30 BLONDES have worked on some aspect of the imine project: 28 undergraduates and 2 Oneonta High School students.

Bennett’s research, which began as lab work in the spring of 2008. After making the important scientific discovery, Bennett sent out her findings to be published in the academic journal Green Chemistry. In 2010, she began the patent application process, which is more complicated than one may think, she said. “I had never been through the process,” Bennett said. “There was a lot of paperwork.”

She is currently directing two National Science Foundation grants. The more recently awarded one, CLICK (Color and Light to Improve Chemical Knowledge), was inspired by her imine work when she found that the imines made by her group glowed, or could be made to glow, under black light; some imines also change from one color to another and then fade back anywhere from seconds to hours later. Her hobbies include piano, which she just started learning, and writing the occasional goofy limerick, which we may get her to repeat tonight !

Blondes Web Site

Videos of Projects

EPA Green Chemistry Information

Bennett suggests that you explore all the cool things in your house that glow using a black light flashlight. The type we bought as part of our CLICK grant is sold by Amazon for about $7. Many toys and office supplies glow but other items include seashells, gemstones, foods, and rocks. Not all of these items will glow but enough of them do to make it worth your while to explore. It’s best to be in as dark a room as possible.

Second guest : Executive Director & General Counsel of the NUAIR Alliance Lawrence H. Brinker, Esq.. Brinker is an experienced pilot and aviation attorney providing advice and counsel to his clients on public policy issues, regulatory compliance, business development, mergers and acquisitions, and government contracting in the Aerospace, Defense, Agribusiness, and Energy sectors.

Mr. Brinker has over 40 years of successful leadership experience that includes both government and private sector responsibilities. He held key executive positions with The Building Industry Association of New York City (Executive Vice President), Express One International (President & General Counsel), AirTran Airways and AirTran Holdings (General Counsel & Corporate Secretary), Mountain Air Cargo (Director of Operations), Colgan Airways (Director of Safety & General Counsel) and AeroTurbine (Vice President & General Counsel). His corporate clients have included Asiana Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Belgium Challenge Air, Garuda Indonesian Airlines, Agfa, the country of Moldova and other international and domestic companies as well as numerous small Not-for-profits and businesses.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force with 25 years total active and reserve service. In his military career he attained the rank of Lt. Colonel and held various positions including Command Pilot, Intelligence Officer, Operations Officer, Ethics Counsel, Congressional Liaison and Squadron Commander.Mr. Brinker is a FAA rated Airline Transport Pilot with multiple type ratings and over 8,000 international and domestic flying hours. He is an FAA rated Flight Engineer in turbo-jet aircraft. He also served as an FAA Aviation Safety Inspector (Air Carrier).His public service includes being elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives, appointment by President Ronald Reagan as Special Assistant for Public Affairs (Veterans and Labor issues), Transportation Counsel for the Bob Dole for President Campaign, Legislative Liaison to the Commander-in-Chief U.S. Special Operations Command, Legislative Liaison (U.S. House of Representatives) to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Transportation Counsel for New York State Senator Thomas W. Libous and New York Governor George Pataki, and Director of Government Relations for the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce.He attended the US Naval Academy and graduated from The Citadel with a BA in Political Science. He earned an MBA from Southern Illinois University and a JD degree from Atlanta Law School.

He is a member of the Federal Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association, the NTSB Bar Association, the Air Force Association, the Civil Air Patrol, Lawyer Pilots Bar Association and serves as a panel attorney on the AOPA Legal Services Plan panel.

The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced that NUAIR as one of the national test sites charged with making sure unmanned aircraft can be safely integrated into the national airspace by 2015, while also respecting privacy rights. The alliance will concentrate its research on developing “sense and avoid” technology to keep drones from crashing into other aircraft or objects. NUAIR’s test ranges will be based at Griffiss International Airport in Rome and Joint Base Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

Industry studies say the opening of the national airspace will lead to a technology boom that will especially benefit the six test sites. NUAIR officials say their alliance in New York and Massachusetts could help create 2,600 new jobs in the two states with an economic impact of $600 million by 2017. Federal entities were not allowed to apply for designation as a national test site. But Schumer and other elected officials have said that Hancock Field in Mattydale, home of the 174th Attack Wing and its MQ-9 Reapers, will be an important part of the alliance. In addition, Fort Drum’s Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield will be part of the NUAIR alliance. The Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing uses the Army airfield for its training missions with Reapers.

NUAIR Alliance

Not everyone is in favor of UAS applications

Precision Hawk UAS

Third guest : Bill Vebeten is a regional agronomist working for Cornell Cooperative Extension as part of the NWNY Dairy, Livestock, & Field Crops Team in 10 counties between Buffalo and Syracuse. He grew up in the dairy industry of Wisconsin, earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in agronomy from the University of Wisconsin, and have been working in New York since 2012. Verbeten assists dairy and cash grain farmers by conducting on-farm research, co-authoring Crop Alert updates, giving technical presentations at meetings and seminars, and troubleshooting on-farm problems. I also lead the statewide Extension effort for farmers growing malting barley as part of the farm-brewing and farm-distilling industry.

The regional agronomists on the NWNY Team are currently in the early stages of conducting crop scouting and field research with an unmanned aerial system (UAS), commonly referred to as a drone. We are collaborating with farmers representing all ten of the counties that we serve to evaluate a wide variety of field crops. We are also working in partnership with agricultural consulting companies, Cornell faculty, and industry representatives. Our primary objectives are to 1) evaluate the ability of the UAS to perform various crop scouting tasks and 2) to enhance current on-farm research efforts with aerial imagery gathered from a UAS. A variety of sensors will be used on a UAS purchased from Precision Hawk. Preliminary flights will begin during the fall of 2014 and (pending FAA approval) we will conduct intensive field evaluations during the 2015 season throughout western NY.

Verbeten says that "basically we are trying to figure out what types of UAS based images are relevant at what times for better managing common field crops (mainly corn, soybeans, wheat, and alfalfa). We are going to be testing visual, thermal, and multispectral sensors purchased from Precision Hawk. We just received FAA approval for our first farm location and will be submitting more applications this fall and winter".

Crop Alert

NW NY Team Web Site

Facebook PagePrecision Hawk UAS

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Broadcasts on 8/12/14 & 8/17/ 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Hour : Michael Brown is a former prep school teacher at Phililps Andover. He also served as a professional lighting and scenic designer in the greater Boston, MA area. Brown has received economic development training at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC for the Mainstreet Program. He served as Mainstreet Director for Rome Mainstreets Alliance from 2005-2007. Michael Brown is currently a designer and contractor specializing in historic home renovation/restoration.

He is interested in discussing the public's interest in historic preservation, possible community approaches, the economic impact, difficulties in getting municipal buy-in, etc. in the City of Rome NY. Brown would also like to stress the political aspect of this process and the need for the public to be vigilant and political in order to achieve their desired outcomes. Bown says they will hold a public forum in the near future to discuss these aims - including political organizing. For more information preservehistoricrome@gmail.com.

David E. Amidon has been a life long Roman and a 1979 graduate of Rome Free Academy. Active in theater during his junior high school years and again as a young adult, he has acted in shows with The Upstate Lyric Theater, Play House On The Hill and The Rome Community Theater. Amidon worked in retail through out Utica, Rome and Syracuse until 1997 when he switched career paths and became a telecommunications technician. It was at this time that he purchased "The Joshua Hathaway House" at 313 N George St. from the late Millicent Cole. Amidon says that this is the oldest home in Rome in accordance to the deed, dated 1803. David says he has worked tirelessly to maintain and preserve this landmark piece of Rome's history.

Rome Historic District Information

Second Hour : Paul W. Phister, Jr. representing the Rome Academy of Sciences. Paul has a BS.EE, 1977, Electrical Engineering (Computer Science), from the University of Akron, a MS.SM, 1981, Systems Engineering Management, from St Mary’s University, MS.EE, 1983, Software Engineering and Networks, AF Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D, 1998, Engineering Management, California Coast University.

Phister says that his Primary skills are in the area of space operations, space technologies, system acquisition as well as Command and Control (C2). Retired from USAF in 2000 (22-years, Lt Col). He retired from AF Research Lab, Information Directorate, Rome as a Division Chief in December 2013. Phisterer has expertise in all areas of space technologies (e.g., Surveillance and Threat Warning, Operations, Space Control, Counterspace, Space C2) as well as long-term space architectures in SATCOM, Space C2, Space Control, and Counterspace). He has published 35 papers in conferences/symposiums, 5 magazine/journal articles, and contributed to eight book publications.

Phister has a Professional Engineering License (No. 63586) from State of Texas, awarded January 1988. In September 2000, he was selected to be in the first group of licensed software engineers; consequently, hold a dual-PE license. He is also involved in politics as Chair, Town of Lee’s Zoning Board of Appeals, Member, Town of Lee’s Democratic Committee, and as a Member, Oneida County Democratic Committee.

Rome Academy of Science Web Site

The Rome Academy of Sciences was Chartered in 1966. Among its activities that we will be discussing are:

Rome Science Fair (57th in 2014): The first was in 1957.

a. Modeled after the International Science and Engineering Fair

b. Main goal of the science fair is to entice kids to go into math and sciences.

c. Rome Science Fair is a “community event” with around 30 companies donating.

Rome Scholarship Award,

Rome Science Hall of Fame, which is modeled after the Rome Sports Hall of Fame and started in 2007 and consists of 2 Levels:

1) “Upcoming Science Achievement”: Bestowed on Rome area graduating senior who has achieved at least a 95% GPA in the sciences and at least a 92% overall GPA. So far have inducted 80 students.

2) “Lifetime Achievement”: Bestowed on a Rome individual who has demonstrated exceptional contributions to the fields of science or education over a distinguished career. So far, 24 individuals have been inducted.

Rome Science Hall of Fame located on 2nd floor of the Rome City Hall.

Rome Science Lecture Series typically held 3-5 times per year and are open to the public and usually held at the Rome Historical Society.

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Broadcasts on 8/5/14 & 8/10/ 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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FIRST LIVE SHOW AFTER VACATION BREAK

Host Richard Morris is back and well rested. He'll need to be since Green Local 175 LIVE will be discussing Utica area politics on this show. Lots of items and court cases to talk about but we are especially interested in the Independence Party Wilson Pakula Authorization Form signed by former Utica Mayor Tim Julian, notarized by Utica Common Council President Frank Meola, approved by the Oneida County Board of Elections , and ultimately deemed invalid by a NY Supreme Court Judge.

We have received interview commitments from Ed Zeina, Chairman and Presiding Officer of the Oneida County Independence Party, Jack LoMedico , current Utica -At-Large Councilman, who was taken off the Independence Party line, and Jim Zecca & Frank Vescera, who tried to get the Independence Party line on this year's election ballot.

Hopefully during this show we'll also have time to update our audience on a plethora of environmental issues and tell about all the good stuff we have planned for the future and how you can you can get involved.

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Broadcasts on 7/29/14 & 8/3/ 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Hour : John T. McDonald III , First Term New York State Assemblymember, Representing Assembly District 108. The 108th Assembly District includes parts of Albany, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Counties, specifically the communities of Cohoes, Green Island, Watervliet, North Greenbush, Rensselaer, Waterford, and parts of Troy and Albany. His current Assembly Committee assignments include Aging, Cities, Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities, Real Property Taxation and Tourism, Parks, Arts, & Sports Development.

In addition to representing the 108th Assembly District, John is the President of Marra’s Pharmacy, a successful family-owned business which has been in existence for more than 80 years based in Cohoes, New York. Assemblymember McDonald received his BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Albany College of Pharmacy and has led Marra’s Pharmacy to become one of the largest independent pharmacy operators in the Capital Region.

Prior to being elected to the New York State Assembly in November 2012, John served as Mayor of Cohoes for 13 years. As a state legislator, he continues to focus on expanding economic opportunity, addressing the statewide imbalance in education funding, advocating for financial security for seniors, creating secure and sustainable middle class jobs, providing quality housing opportunities, stopping unfunded mandates that continue to drown local governments and negatively impact taxpayers and reducing the senseless rules and regulations that burden businesses.

As Mayor, McDonald was an active member of the New York State Conference of Mayors having served as president of the statewide organization. He chaired the Capital District Transportation Committee, RiverSpark, the Cohoes Industrial Development Agency and the Cohoes Local Development Corporation. In addition, he has served on the boards of the New York State Heritage Areas Advisory Board, New York State Workforce Investment Board, State Comptroller’s Local Advisory Team, the NYS Local Government Records Management Council and the Board of Governors for the New York State Municipal Insurance Reciprocal as well as many other regional councils and commissions.

Assemblymember McDonald has a unique perspective on the healthcare industry in upstate New York as a pharmacist and the only practicing medical professional in the New York State Legislature, as a business owner, a former Mayor, and now at the state level, where he is working to reduce healthcare costs for all New Yorkers.

Assemblyman's web site

Dorcey Applyrs First Ward Albany Council Woman. The first term Council Woman was born in Washington, D.C. and moved to Albany, NY after graduating from Delaware State University with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She is a graduate of the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY Albany) School of Public Health with a Master's of Public Health. Dorcey is currently pursuing her Doctor of Public Health degree at SUNY Albany.

Prior to returning to school to pursue her doctorate degree, Dorcey was employed in the field of HIV/ AIDS as an advocate where she worked to improve the quality of life of communities disproportionately impacted by the HIV/ AIDS epidemic. In 2005, Dorcey was hired as the Director of Programs for the Capital District African American Coalition on AIDS located in Albany, NY. In her role, Dorcey managed the development, implementation and evaluation of the agency's programs. Dorcey later accepted a position as a Capacity Building Assistance Specialist with the Harm Reduction Coalition located in New York City where she provided technical assistance, consultation and skills-building trainings to community-based organizations and health departments nationally. Dorcey has completed fellowships with the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society; New York State Department of Health/ AIDS Institute Office on Planning and Policy; New York State Council on Children and Families; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Johns Hopkins University Center for Communications Program; and Harvard University School of Public Health.

She is a member of the Second Avenue Neighborhood Association and Metropolitan New Testament Baptist Church. She has been actively involved since 2004 with the Albany, NY Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, a public service organization. Dorcey has served as a program advisor for the Delta GEMS program, which mentors teenage girls in the Capital District. She is also a board member for the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society and In Our Own Voices (IOOV).

Dorcey Applyrs Homepage

1st. Ward Map

We talk to someone at ground zero , Ms. Charlene Benton, President of the Tenants Association for Ezra Prentice Homes, 625 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY.

This is a family development with sixteen buildings and 179 units that was federalized in the mid 1980's, at which time’ it was substantially rehabbed. It is right off an interstate on a busy thoroughfare and backs up to a railroad storage yard. The “hillside” roofs were replaced in 1993, when high efficiency boilers were installed; electrical upgrades and community room renovations were also done. In 2000 extensive “hillside” site work with accessibility upgrades was done. The bathrooms and the “trackside” roofs were replaced in 2006 with Capital fund and FHLB grant money. Energy performance work to install new thermostatic controls, toilets, lighting and partial refrigerator replacement is in progress. There is an active after school program in the community building.

Ezra Prentice web site

DEC speaking points from 2/12/14 neighborhood meeting

Second Hour : Kevin Revere is the Director of Emergency Services for Oneida County. He has held that position since June of 2010 and has overseen the consolidation of 911 Centers and dispatch operatrions, and has revamped fire and medical dispatch response. Currently he is facilitating the development of a countywide fire and police records management system, which includes Haz-Mat incidents.

Utica Fire Department Captain Scott Ingersoll is the Haz-Mat incident Coordiantor for Oneida County. He has extensive education and background in Haz Mat response and coordination of assets. He is proficient in the National Incident Management System procedures and has responded to all levels of Haz- Mat incidents. He has been with Utica Fire for over 14 years.

Fire Training Information

9 recognized Hazardous Materials classes

New Rules for Labels & Safety Data Sheets

Would you want your kids to play here?

Northeast Office for EarthJustice

EarthJustice 1/30/14 letter to the DEC

EarthJustice Fracking Section

Fracking Video

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Broadcasts on 7/22/14 2014 & 7/27/14 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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7/22//14 & 7/27/14 Special 2 hour show : Oil Transport by Train; Is your City Safe? Part I

First Guest : Dominick Calsolaro enjoyed serving as Councilman for the residents of the First Ward in the South End of Albany . He has lived in Albany for almost all of his life. He is a graduate of Cardinal McCloskey High School, Class of 1973 and Siena College, Class of 1977 having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Dominick has been employed by the New York State Legislative Bill Drafting Commission for over 30 years. He is married to Mary LaMont, Vincentian Institute - Class of 1973, and they have two children: Dominick, Jr. and Catherine who attend Albany Public Schools and a dog named Scraps. In November 2001 Dominick was elected to the Albany Common Council in his first-ever attempt at elective office, and re-elected in 2005. He did not run for re-election in 2013.

The Calsolaro family has a long history in Albany. Calsolaro's Restaurant, a Washington Avenue Landmark, was open by his grandparents in 1936 and operated for 56 years until his father retired in 1992. Since 1987, he and his family have lived on Clare Avenue and been very active in the community.

Calsolaro presently serves on the Advisory Board of Historic Cherry Hill. Calsolaro has also served as President of the Second Avenue Neighborhood Association, Chair of Albany Operation Weed and Seed, an original member of the Mayor's South End Revitalization Task Force, currently serves on the South End Action Committee, and is currently a member of Historic Albany Foundation's Task Force on Vacant and Abandoned Buildings. He was a coach and secretary of Whitehall Little League, a member of the Albany City School District's Budget Advisory Committee. He is a current Albany High School PTSA member

Calsolaro homepage

Second guest : Katherine Hudson Watershed Program Director. Kate joined Riverkeeper in February 2011 as the NYC Watershed Program Director after nearly 25 years spent in Government protecting the environment of New York State. Kate began her environmental career working in the Regional Attorney’s office of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation in 1985, handling a wide range of enforcement and permitting matters in all program areas, including air quality, water quality, solid and hazardous waste and mining.

In 1994 and 1995, she served as the Acting Regional Attorney. In 1999, Kate left the DEC and was appointed an Assistant Attorney General in that office’s Environmental Protection Bureau. She was a member of the Bureau’s Hudson River Team, and was responsible for preparing the State and Federal Trustees natural resource damage claim against General Electric, for their contamination of the Hudson River with PCBs. Building upon that experience, in 2007, Kate rejoined the NYS DEC where she created and staffed a ten person unit dedicated to pursuing claims for natural resource damages against a wide variety of polluters for their discharges of hazardous substances and petroleum. As Director of the unit, she developed policy and budgetary documents in support of the Department’s natural resource initiatives, represented the Department in the development of claims, coordinated assessment and litigation activities with Federal Trustee agencies and Indian Tribes, and negotiated settlements with responsible parties.

In addition to her professional duties, Kate has been active in a wide variety of environmentally related activities. She is a trained mediator who has worked with the Dispute Resolution Center, she served on the Board of the Wallkill Valley Land Trust, she was a committee member of Save The Ridge, working to protect the world class resources of the Shawangunk Ridge, and she is currently a member of the Town of Gardiner’s Planning board and the Town’s Open Space Commission. Kate is a graduate of the University of Chicago, and earned her Law Degree from New York University School of Law. Kate is a long-time resident of Gardiner, NY, living in the shadow of the Shwangunk Ridge, where she is an active outdoorswoman who enjoys hiking, biking, skiing and rock climbing. She is also an experienced sailor, who races on the Hudson River, and has twice competed in the Race around Long Island.

Riverkeeper

Third Guest : Chris Amato is a staff attorney with the Northeast office of Earthjustice, a not-for-profit environmental law firm. Prior to joining Earthjustice, Chris served for four years as Assistant Commissioner for Natural Resources at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. His prior positions also include Deputy Chief of the Environmental Protection Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s office, and Senior Litigator with the Environmental Law Division of the New York City Law Department.

Northeast Office for EarthJustice

EarthJustice 1/30/14 letter to the DEC

EarthJustice Fracking Section

Fracking Video

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Broadcasts on 7/15/14 2014 & 7/20/14 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First guest : Ben Grumbles is President of the U.S. Water Alliance, a not-for-profit educational organization based in Washington, DC and committed to uniting people and policies for water sustainability throughout the country. He has a long career in water and environmental policy, serving the public and teaching law students and environmental professionals, over the last 25 years.

Most recently, he led Arizona’s Department of Environmental Quality working on air quality and climate change, energy policy and waste management, water efficiency, and wastewater recycling. Regional priorities included protecting the Grand Canyon, Colorado River, and Arizona-Mexico border environment.

Mr. Grumbles served as Assistant Administrator for Water at US EPA from 2004 through 2008. He launched EPA’s water efficiency labeling program, WaterSense, and initiatives on green infrastructure, water and climate change, and pharmaceuticals. He carried out and defended the nation’s clean water, drinking water, ocean and coastal, and wetlands laws and worked on great waterbody collaborations from coast to coast.

From 1985 to 2001, he served in the US House of Representatives in various environmental counsel and staff director roles for the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Science Committee. His particular focus was on water and its connections to people, wildlife, agriculture, and energy.

Mr. Grumbles serves on various boards and committees, including the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Academy of Sciences; Solutions from the Land, an educational nonprofit forging integrated and sustainable policies for agriculture, forestry, and conservation in the U.S. and globally; and the Water Resources Adaption to Climate Change Workgroup of the Federal Advisory Committee on Water Information. He is also a former board member and current supporter of River of Words, a national nonprofit committed to connecting kids to their watersheds and imaginations through poetry and art.

Mr. Grumbles has a Masters degree in environmental law from George Washington U. Law School, a J.D. degree from Emory University Law School, and a B.A. degree from Wake Forest University. He was born and raised in the Beargrass Creek watershed of the Ohio River, Louisville, Kentucky, four-miles east of Churchill Downs. Ben, his wife Karen, and their two children live and play in the Spout Run watershed of the Potomac River, Arlington, VA.

US Water Alliance

Pipeline Blog

Video

2014 US Water Prize Winners

The Value of Water

Second Guest : Ray Hessinger, PE has been Director, Freight & Passenger Rail Bureau, NYSDOT since 2007. his duties include the overseeing of programs in support of freight and passenger rail improvements, including capital grants to freight railroads and operating subsidies for Amtrak and to develop statewide transportation policy related to rail transportation. Mr. hessinger is Co-chair of DOT/DEC team tasked with review of the Remsen – Lake Placid Unit Management Plan. Ray has more than 24 years service with NYSDOT

Hessinger's educational achievements include a BS in Civil Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1989 and he has been a licensed professional engineer since 1994. Among his affiliations are : Oversight Committee Member, National Cooperative Rail Research Program Executive Board Member, Next Generation Equipment Committee, Member, AASHTO Standing Committee on Rail Transportation.

Update: since this 12/3/14 interview with Mr. Hessinger , DEC and DOT have finally put out a press release regarding their decision on this matter that was originally scheduled to be done by 1/1/14. Do you think they made the right decison? Send your comments to info@greenlocal175.com .

DEC and DOT Announce Plans to Reinvigorate The Remsen to Lake Placid Travel Corridor State Agencies Seek Public Input on Possible Unit Management Plan Amendment to Convert the Tupper Lake to Lake Placid Segment to a Recreational Trail

7/9/14

State Agencies Will Also Explore Options to Bolster Rail Service Along Remainder of the Corridor and to Create and Expand Snowmobile Routes to Connect Communities between Old Forge and Tupper Lake The State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Transportation (DOT) today announced that they will reopen the 1996 Unit Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (1996 UMP/EIS) for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor.

The review will evaluate use of the Tupper Lake to Lake Placid segment for a recreational trail. It will also examine opportunities to maintain and realize the full economic potential of rail service on the remainder of the corridor. In addition, the state will review options to create and expand alternative snowmobile corridors to connect communities from Old Forge to Tupper Lake on existing state lands and conservation easements.

The UMP governs the use of the 119-mile Remsen to Lake Placid Travel Corridor. The determination to revisit the UMP was made following a thorough assessment of options and a review of the extensive public comments made during four public meetings held by DEC and DOT last year. DEC and DOT will prepare the UMP and draft EIS, which will explore opportunities to increase recreational use of the rail corridor and ensure it promotes tourism and economic growth in the surrounding communities.

As part of this process, the public will have an opportunity to review and comment on a draft scope that outlines significant issues and environmental impacts, and guides preparation of the UMP and draft EIS. In addition, the public will be able to review and comment on the draft UMP and draft EIS when they are deemed complete. Revisiting the 1996 UMP/EIS will enable DEC and DOT to thoroughly review those aspects of the 1996 UMP/EIS that recommend enhanced recreational opportunities and community connections, and to examine alternatives for the best future use of the Corridor along the Tupper Lake to Lake Placid segment. DEC and DOT will work with the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and public stakeholders, including local officials and residents, to assess alternatives that reflect current realities along the corridor and potential environmental and economic impacts.

"Our goal is to protect our natural resources, while also exploring ways to increase opportunities for people to enjoy outdoor recreation activities in the Adirondacks," DEC Commissioner Martens said. "We recognize that the future of the Remsen to Lake Placid Travel Corridor is important to local residents, communities and the regional economy, and the UMP process is the appropriate way to determine the best use of the corridor. We greatly appreciate the input received and continue to encourage the public and stakeholders to be actively involved in the UMP process since their views and interests will be an important part of the decision-making process." "The Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor is a tremendous transportation resource that traverses stunning landscapes across the northern Adirondacks," DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald said. "In response to public interest, we are reopening the Unit Management Plan, providing new opportunities to engage local communities and support the regional economy as we plan for the corridor's future." The UMP process will provide a transparent and public means of exploring a proposed amendment to the 1996 UMP/EIS that would maximize benefits from public use of the corridor and conform with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. Any proposed amendment would consider and incorporate public comments.

The rail service envisioned by the 1996 UMP/EIS has never been fully realized. The recurring short term lease under which the Adirondack Scenic Railroad operates has hindered the capital investment necessary to improve the rail line in the most remote sections of the corridor. This review will evaluate options to provide the long-term assurance to the rail operator and its investors need to move forward with much needed improvements. Snowmobilers have long used the travel corridor during peak season to transit between communities. That use is made unsafe during periods of lesser snow as track becomes exposed. As part of this review, DEC will evaluate ways to expand snowmobile routes between the communities along the Old Forge to Tupper Lake segment of the corridor on state lands and conservation easements. This will open new recreational and tourism opportunities for those communities but also provide a safer riding experience for the snowmobiling community.

Hessinger Power Point Presentation

Remsen - Lake Placid Travel Corridor

1996 Final Management Plan

DOT Map of NY State Railroads

DEC New York State Snowmobile Trails

Rail Trails in New York State

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Broadcasts on 7/8/14 2014 & 7/13/14 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Guest Scott G. Knowles, PhD Associate Professor; Interim Department Head for History at Drexel University will talk about Disaster Politics & Policy . Education :BA, History and Philosophy, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995, MA, History, The University of Texas at Austin, 1996 and a PhD, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Johns Hopkins University, 2003

His work focuses on risk and disaster, with particular interests in modern cities, technology, and public policy. Knowles most recent book is The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risk in Modern America (UPenn Press, 2011), and is series co-editor of "Critical Studies in Risk and Disaster" (UPenn Press, launch 2014). Presently he is also a facutly research fellow of the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware. Since 2011, Knowles has been a member of the Fukushima Forum collaborative research community, with which he is currently co-authoring an edited volume on the Fukushima disasters.

Professor Knowles is active in the Phildelphia historical community--in 2009 . He published an edited volume titled Imagining Phildelphia: Edmund Bacon and the Future of the City (UPenn Press, 2009), and has contributed to the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. His work has appeared in academic venues such as Technology and Culture, Isis, History and Technology, Annals of Science, the Journal of American History, and the Journal of the American Planning Association; and he also write for more popular publications like the New York Times, The Hill, U.S. News and World Report, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

In 2013-2014 I am serving on Phildelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter's Special Advisory Commission on Licenses and Inspections.

Publications

The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risk in Modern America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).

Imagining Philadelphia: Edmund Bacon and the Future of the City (Editor, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009).

"Defending Philadelphia: A Historical Case Study of Civil Defense in the Early Cold War" Public Works Management & Policy, (Vol. 11, No. 3, 2007): 217-232.

“Lessons in the Rubble: The World Trade Center and the History of Disaster Investigations in the United States,” History and Technology (Spring, 2003): 9-28.

“Knowledge for Use: Science, Higher Education, and America’s New Industrial Heartland, 1880-1915,” Annals of Science (January, 2002): 1-20 (with Robert H. Kargon).

“Industrial Versailles: Eero Saarinen’s Corporate Campuses for GM, IBM, and AT&T,” Isis (March, 2001): 1-33 (with Stuart W. Leslie).

The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risk in Modern America (The City in the Twenty-First Century)

In the wake of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, many are asking what, if anything, can be done to prevent large-scale disasters. How is it that we know more about the hazards of modern American life than ever before, yet the nation faces ever-increasing losses from such events? History shows that disasters are not simply random acts. Where is the logic in creating an elaborate set of fire codes for buildings, and then allowing structures like the Twin Towers—tall, impressive, and risky—to go up as design experiments? Why prepare for terrorist attacks above all else when floods, fires, and earthquakes pose far more consistent threats to American life and prosperity?

The Disaster Experts takes on these questions, offering historical context for understanding who the experts are that influence these decisions, how they became powerful, and why they are only slightly closer today than a decade ago to protecting the public from disasters. Tracing the intertwined development of disaster expertise, public policy, and urbanization over the past century, historian Scott Gabriel Knowles tells the fascinating story of how this diverse collection of professionals—insurance inspectors, engineers, scientists, journalists, public officials, civil defense planners, and emergency managers—emerged as the authorities on risk and disaster and, in the process, shaped modern America.

Disaster Experts Web Site

Buy Knowles Book

Knowles Speech at RSA Conference

Disaster Research Center

Second Hour : Gene Baur, President and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary. Gene Baur has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by Time magazine. Since the mid-1980s, he has traveled extensively, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses of industrialized factory farming and our system of cheap food production.

A pioneer in the field of undercover investigations, Gene has visited hundreds of farms, stockyards, and slaughterhouses, documenting the deplorable conditions that exist. His pictures and videos exposing factory farming cruelties have aired nationally and internationally, educating millions about the plight of modern farm animals. Gene has also testified in courts and before local, state, and federal legislative bodies, advocating for better conditions for farm animals. His most important achievements include winning the first-ever cruelty conviction at a U.S. stockyard and introducing the first U.S. laws to prohibit cruel farming confinement methods in Florida, Arizona, and California. His efforts have been covered by top news organizations, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal. In 2008, Gene’s book, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food, became a national bestseller. As a guest on The Martha Stewart Show’s first-ever “vegan show,” he inspired viewers to eat in alignment with their values of compassion.

Gene began his activist career selling veggie hotdogs out of a VW van at Grateful Dead concerts to fund farm animal rescues. Today, he serves as president of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, with shelters in New York and California. Providing rescue, refuge, and adoption for hundreds of farm animals each year, Farm Sanctuary shelters enable visitors to connect with farm animals as emotional, intelligent individuals. Gene believes these animals stand as ambassadors for the billions of factory farm animals who have no voice, and he has dedicated his career to advocating on their behalf.

Gene holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State University, Northridge, and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University.

Farm Sanctuary has as its mission to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living. Founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. Today, Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization. They have rescued thousands of animals and cared for them at our sanctuaries in Watkins Glen, New York; Northern California (Orland); and the Los Angeles area. At Farm Sanctuary, these animals are our friends, not our food. We educate millions of people about their plight and the effects of factory farming on our health and environment. We advocate for laws and policies to prevent suffering and promote compassion, and we reach out to legislators and businesses to bring about institutional reforms.

Farm Sanctuary is committed to ending cruelty to farm animals and promoting compassionate vegan living through rescue, education, and advocacy efforts.

Farm Sanctuary Home Page

Video showing some of their work

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Broadcasts on 7/1/14 2014 & 7/6/14 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First hour : Wolfgang Bauer is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University. He is also an author of the introductory calculus-based physics textbook "University Physics", published by McGraw-Hill in 2010. Wolfgang Bauer obtained his Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear physics from the University of Giessen in 1987. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology, he joined the faculty at Michigan State University in 1988. He has worked on a large variety of topics in computational physics, from high-temperature superconductivity to supernova explosions, but has been especially interested in relativistic nuclear collisions.

Prof. Bauer has a dual appointment at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, where he works on nuclear physics topics. He is best known for his work on phase transitions of nuclear matter in heavy ion collisions, and transport theory of heavy ion collisions, in particular as applied to interferometry, particle production, collective flow, and isospin degrees of freedom. Prof. Bauer has worked on nonlinear dynamics and chaos, where he is best known for he work on billiards systems and their decays and for his work on buckyball fragmentation. He also worked in bio-medical physics and holds a US patent on cell-by-cell cancer detection.

In recent years, he has focused much of his research and teaching on issues concerning energy, including fossil fuel resources, ways to use energy more efficiently, and, in particular, alternative and carbon-neutral energy resources. He has been a member of the group designing the energy transition plan for Michigan State University

Among Bauer's other accomplishments : Head of Nuclear Theory Group, National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (1997-1998) Associate Chair and Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Physics and Astronomy, MSU (1998-2001) Chairperson, Department of Physics and Astronomy, MSU (since 2001) Founding Director of the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (since 2009) Professor Bauer was awarded the National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellow Award in 1992 and the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation Distinguished Senior U.S. Scientist Award (Humboldt-Forschungspreis für Naturwissenschafler aus den USA, Humboldt Prize) in 1999. He was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2003. Also in 2003, Professor Bauer received the ComputerWorld 21st Century Achievement Award for Education and Academia for his work on LON-CAPA, “Judged best IT application in the world in Education and Academia”. In 2007 he was named University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University.

Professor Bauer's Homepage

Energy & GHG Analysis for Biogas Plants

Virtual Course on Energy

Energy for the 21st Century

MSU Energy Transition Plan

Second hour : Joyce M. Barry, visiting assistant professor of women’s studies at Hamilton College. She received her Ph.D. in American culture studies from Bowling Green State University. Barry’s interdisciplinary research examines the connections between gender and environmental justice thought and praxis. She has published reviews and articles in Environmental Ethics, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Environmental Justice and The National Women’s Association Studies Journal.

In addition, Barry’s book Standing Our Ground: Women, Environmental Justice and the Fight to End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining was published by Ohio University Press in 2012. Barry’s current research investigates the gendered dimensions of global climate change. Her work has received support from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the American Association of University Women foundations. Barry teaches courses on gender and environmentalism, health and technology, gender and the cultural politics of food, and feminist research methodologies.

Using women’s participation in the environmental justice movement to end mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia as a case study, Barry will speak about how local energy production zones have national and international implications in the current context of global climate change, and how grassroots women’s groups in the North and South are responding to localized environmental changes while linking their specific challenges to women’s collective responses in other parts of the world, and to the global realities of climate change.

Currently, most climate change discourse on the use of coal focuses on the consumption or burning of this fossil fuel and the global carbon emissions it generates. Barry suggests it is equally important to consider the extraction or production of fossil fuels in rural spaces, the impact on the human and nonhuman environment and grassroots campaigns promoting renewable energy sources as ways to improve local mountain communities and address global climate change. Both men and women are affected by compromised environments and active in efforts to improve localized spaces in the North and South, but women constitute the majority of participants in environmental justice organizations throughout the world.

She has published reviews and articles in Environmental Ethics, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Environmental Justice and The National Women’s Association Studies Journal. In addition, Barry’s book Standing Our Ground: Women, Environmental Justice and the Fight to End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining was published by Ohio University Press in 2012. Barry’s current research investigates the gendered dimensions of global climate change. Her work has received support from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the American Association of University Women foundations. Barry teaches courses on gender and environmentalism, health and technology, gender and the cultural politics of food, and feminist research methodologies.

Gender and Environment. The theoretical, historical and material links between gender and the natural world. We explore how the social category of gender relates to environmental issues, but also focus on how other human differences based on race, class, sexuality and nation connect to the so-called "non-human environment.” The course begins with feminist historical and theoretical analysis of the links between gender and environment, including examinations of Ecofeminism and Deep Ecology. Building on this foundation, we then explore Health and Technology, Environmental Justice, and Global Climate Change. (Writing-intensive.) (Same as Environmental Studies 255.) Maximum enrollment, 20.

Standing Our Ground by Joyce M. Barry

Review of Barry's Book

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Broadcasts on 6/24 2014 & 6/29 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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Special 2 hour : What to do About Food Waste . Featuring 3 guests within the Green Local 175 , each handling the problem a bit differenly .

First guest : Tyler Holloway is the Senior Recycling Officer and Co-Founder of Empire Zero.

Tyler helped start Empire Zero in April of 2012 in order to bring the food waste recycling and composting movement to the Capital Region of New York. He found while at school at SUNY Geneseo that no one was providing this type of service anywhere in New York. With that inspiration, Empire Zero started with institutional partners like Schenectady County Community College’s culinary school and Ellis Hospital and has been expanding to include smaller customers such as local restaurants like the Albany Pump Station. Empire Zero works with local compost facilities in order to keep the material as local as possible and reduce the number of food waste miles. Currently Empire Zero services from Saratoga Springs down to Kingston and from Schenectady out to Pittsfield, Mass.

Empire Zero now brings around 100 tons a month to local compost facilities and added a residential program in July of this year for the Capital Region. Empire Zero also tackles the difficulties of incorporating a composting program head on by providing training and education programs with all of its commercial customers, as well as participating in local farmers markets and events to discuss the benefits of composting and diverting food waste from the landfill.

Empire Zero Waste

Residential Services

Second Guest: Michael Amadori founder of Full Circle Feed. Michael Amadori grew up near Buffalo, NY and as an Eagle Scout learned early on the importance of environmental stewardship. His desire to create change led him to join the Americops where he worked on a variety of environmental projects. In May of 2012 he graduated from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with his M.S. in Ecological Engineering. Prior to graduation, he was one of the winners at the Syracuse University IDEA student business plan competition. The funds and mentorship awarded from the prize were used to found Full Circle Feed.

As part of his master’s-degree thesis at SUNY-ESF, Amadori developed a system to convert food waste into pellets to be used for fish feed. Amadori later adapted his idea to create a system that converts leftover food scraps into dog treats. In June 2012, Full Circle Feed says they use high quality leftover people food as the primary ingredient in our dog treats and that they don't use any animal "by-products", cheap fillers, or artificial flavoring.

Full Circle Feed

Third Guest : Graham Fennie founded Epiphergy in his barn five years ago. Epiphergy's sustainable processes maximize the value of organic waste that would otherwise be targeted for area landfills. Epiphergy upcycles food waste and turns it into three high value products: advanced biofuels, animal feed and organic compost. Fennie says waste doesn't have to be wasted! It's a valuable resource that Epiphergy can transform into useful, environmentally-friendly products, Epiphergy works with organic waste; waste that typically comes from plant-based matter. Examples include yard trimmings, food scraps and agricultural residues. We can also process unconsumable products that food manufacturers and processing plants occasionally need to get rid of.

They've linked up with Community Composting in the Rochester area which will provide residential pickup of compost fodder. They'll give subscribers a bucket for food scraps and other organic materials and they'll make weekly pickups, They'll charge $5 to $7 per pickup. )In return, subscribers will receive credits based on the amount of waste they generate. They'll be able to redeem the credits through a web-based store for loose compost or small kitchen herb plants. Community Composting will take the scraps to Epiphergy to turn the waste into compost, animal feed, and ethanol.

The company employs four full time workers and is poised for expansion at multiple local sites. Fennie also envisions tapping into fertile markets like Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C. in the coming years. Fennie says they are also expanding their services and now take traditional recyclables that aren't organic waste. We can now process plastic, glass and aluminum. He says he is proud to say, none of our service contracts are dependent on subsidies, regulation, incentives or tax credits.

Epiphergy

How Much Waste is There?

Other Food Waste Links :

EPA Food Waste Site

USDA

Europe Food Waste

Iowa Food Waste Reduction Center

Study Food Waste to Ethanol

2007 Findland Food Waste to Ethanol

Marion, Iowa Trashinol

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].

Broadcasts on 6/17 & 6/22, 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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First Guest : Michael Wara , Associate Professor of Law, Justin M. Roach, Jr. Faculty Scholar and Research Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Wara is an expert on energy and environmental law, Michael Wara’s research focuses on climate and electricity policy. Professor Wara’s current scholarship lies at the intersection between environmental law, energy law, international relations, atmospheric science, and technology policy.

Professor Wara, JD ’06, was formerly a geochemist and climate scientist and has published work on the history of the El Niño/La Niña system and its response to changing climates, especially those warmer than today. The results of his scientific research have been published in premier scientific journals, including Science and Nature.Professor Wara joined Stanford Law in 2007 as a research fellow in environmental law and as a lecturer in law. Previously, he was an associate in Holland & Knight's Government Practice Group, where his practice focused on climate change, land use, and environmental law.

Professor Wara is a research fellow at the Program in Energy and Sustainable Development in Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and a Center Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment.

A large part of our discussion will focus on the ongoing effort by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce carbon pollution from electric power plants. The EPA is currently in the process of writing New Source Performance Standards for new and existing coal and natural gas fired electric power plants. A critical question in writing these rules will be the extent to which EPA can allow for economically efficient approaches to cutting emissions. States, including California, industry, and environmental groups are all pushing EPA to incorporate some sort of emissions pricing as either a safe harbor or to propose it as a Federal Implementation Plan that States may choose to join. By doing so, not only will costs fall for regulated sectors but also, deeper cuts in emissions may become feasible. Almost all parties expect, based on prior precedent, that such a proposal will take the form of a cap-and-trade or at least some sort of mass-based cap on emissions. Adele Morris, the Policy Director for the Climate and Energy Economics Project at the Brookings Institution, has asked for our assistance in formulating and assessing the legal implications of an alternative proposal - a carbon tax

Carbon Tax Full Report from Brookings Institution

Professor Wara Publications

Second Guest : Jake DiBari Director of Community and Economic Development City of Rome . DiBari started his postion in November 2013 . He is responsible for providing assistance to incoming and existing businesses in Rome. DiBari oversees the Planning Dept. and also Rome's Community Development Block Grant allocation from HUD. Some of our prime projects under way are: · Waterfront development · Mohawk river trail · Canal recreation trail · Various street projects · 2.8 megawatt solar pv installation · Recent changes to their solar zoning. Solar is now represented in all of our zone, not just residential. Should give better guidelines to the industry and custoemrs thinking about going solar, and not relegate them to a use-variance.

Major water expansion to the west of Rome. Will be serving over 1,000 new customers with water and sewer. · Rome developed a new marketing campaign called “Positively Rome”. The goal of the group is to shine a more positive light on all the wonderful things about Rome. The are also starting: a New farmers market, more cultural events, Artist series, and a Pond hockey tournament.

Prior to his job in Rome DiBari spent the last 7 years working in the solar industry for companies like High Peaks Solar, Indium Corporation, and CNY Solar. He is also a board member of Rome Clean and Green, which is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.

City of Rome NY

History of Rome's Water System

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].


Broadcasts on 6/10 & 6/15, 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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First Hour: John Slade received a PhD in literature from Stanford University in 1974. He has taught all aspects of English in the United States, on the island of St. Croix in the Caribbean, in Norway above the polar circle, and in St. Petersburg, Russia. As an author, Slade has published several books on the twin themes of climate change and clean energy. His books are novels, in which he weaves extensive research into a vibrant story.

His most recent ebook is titled "Melting at One End, Bleeding at the Other". This unique and powerful novel portrays our world today, from the civil war in Syria . . . to the melting polar ice cap. Slade introduces us to Rashida, a 16-year-old Arab girl living in a camp for refugees from the war in Syria and Johan Erik, a 16-year-old Norwegian boy who grew up on his grandfather's fishing boat. They will meet each other . . . and begin to change the world.

This ebook, with 42 gorgeous photographs from a fishing village in northern Norway, is available around the world on Amazon:

More about John Slade & publications

Second Hour : Mark Doherty former CEO of Aquavita Farms. The last time we had Mark on the show he was in the process of expanding his Sherril, NY based aquaponics business. Unfortunately , since then the business has been closed. We'll talk about what happened and what Mark Doherty is doing now.

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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Broadcasts on 6/1 & 6/8, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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[ Tip: On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 WPNR 90.7 FM's public affairs program Green Local 175 LIVE, presented a round table composed of local media personalities discussing the area's recent elections. The program included panelists : Don Dudley, News Director at WUTR TV, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Publisher, Utica Phoenix, and Robert Cardillo, Utica College Adjunct Professor and former Utica Mayoral Candidate.]

View the entire Roundtable here

First Hour : Patrick Serfass has led the American Biogas Council since its creation in early 2010 when 22 companies came together to form a new biogas organization. Patrick co-led the formal creation of the ABC in close coordination with these companies, laying the foundation for the first U.S. biogas trade association dedicated to building business in biogas and anaerobic digestion. In its first year, the ABC grew to over 60 companies and by the end of the second, over 140. In 2011, the Board of Directors elected Patrick to serve as Executive Director where he continues today. He provides guidance to the Board of Directors and with his staff, manages the activities of the American Biogas Council. Patrick is a member for the Canadian Standards Association Technical Committee for Digester/Landfill/Biogas Generation & Utilization an Advisory Committee for the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy and the Transportation Advisory Committee for the American Council On Renewable Energy.

Patrick has over 12 years of clean energy, engineering and marketing experience mostly through Technology Transition Corporation (TTC), which provides ABC's staff and management. As Vice President and COO of TTC, Patrick has managed trade associations focused on hydrogen, fuel cells and solar energy and served a variety of technical, communications and management roles within them. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College.

American Biogas Council

Biogas 101

2013 Priorities

BioGas Benefits

Operational BioGas Systems in US

Anerobic Digestion of Compostable Bags

AGSTAR

NYC Food Waste Challenge

Second Hour : Shawn Garvey is the Vice President of CleanWorld – a leading developer of Anaerobic Digestion facilities in the United States and co-founder of the BioEnergy Association of California. CleanWorld partners with businesses and communities to convert organic waste to renewable energy, soil enhancement products, and other valuable byproducts using proprietary technologies that are scalable, cost-efficient, and effective. CleanWorld has patented a modular Anaerobic Digestion system that lowers cost and will place a commercial-scale facility on-line in less than 180 days. CleanWorld designed, built and operates the 40,000 TPY Sacramento Biodigester and the 10,000 TPY American River Packaging Biodigester facilities in Sacramento, and has recently broken ground on the 20,000 TPY UC Davis READ project.

Shawn is the founder of The Grant Farm, executing award winning public fund campaigns for businesses seeking public funding partnerships for transformative renewable energy and transportation projects. The company has successfully raised nearly $400 million from a wide variety of state and federal agencies.

The BioEnergy Association of California focuses on promoting community-scale bioenergy generation from organic waste sources through policy advocacy, public education and outreach, research and communication of industry best practices. Bioenergy includes electricity, biogas, renewable liquid fuels, and combined heat and power. Organic waste sources include dairy and agricultural waste, food and food processing wastes, other organic urban wastes, wastewater treatment, forest biomass and water treatment gas and wastes. Using these sources for bioenergy generation reduces greenhouse gas emissions and wildfire risks, and diverts material from landfills.

Bioenergy Association of California

2013 symposium

Clean World Web Site

Clean World's Food to Energy Project Wins International Award

San Jose Project

How Does BioGas Plant Work

College Student Project

The Grant Farm

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].


Broadcasts on 5/27/14 & 6/1, 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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First Guest : Michael Wara , Associate Professor of Law, Justin M. Roach, Jr. Faculty Scholar and Research Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Wara is an expert on energy and environmental law, Michael Wara’s research focuses on climate and electricity policy. Professor Wara’s current scholarship lies at the intersection between environmental law, energy law, international relations, atmospheric science, and technology policy.

Professor Wara, JD ’06, was formerly a geochemist and climate scientist and has published work on the history of the El Niño/La Niña system and its response to changing climates, especially those warmer than today. The results of his scientific research have been published in premier scientific journals, including Science and Nature.Professor Wara joined Stanford Law in 2007 as a research fellow in environmental law and as a lecturer in law. Previously, he was an associate in Holland & Knight's Government Practice Group, where his practice focused on climate change, land use, and environmental law.

Professor Wara is a research fellow at the Program in Energy and Sustainable Development in Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and a Center Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment.

A large part of our discussion will focus on the ongoing effort by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce carbon pollution from electric power plants. The EPA is currently in the process of writing New Source Performance Standards for new and existing coal and natural gas fired electric power plants. A critical question in writing these rules will be the extent to which EPA can allow for economically efficient approaches to cutting emissions. States, including California, industry, and environmental groups are all pushing EPA to incorporate some sort of emissions pricing as either a safe harbor or to propose it as a Federal Implementation Plan that States may choose to join. By doing so, not only will costs fall for regulated sectors but also, deeper cuts in emissions may become feasible. Almost all parties expect, based on prior precedent, that such a proposal will take the form of a cap-and-trade or at least some sort of mass-based cap on emissions. Adele Morris, the Policy Director for the Climate and Energy Economics Project at the Brookings Institution, has asked for our assistance in formulating and assessing the legal implications of an alternative proposal - a carbon tax

Carbon Tax Full Report from Brookings Institution

Professor Wara Publications

Second Guest : Alex Beauchamp is the Northeast Region Director at Food& Water Watch. Based in the Brooklyn office, Alex oversees all organizing efforts in New York and the Northeast. Alex has worked on issues related to fracking, factory farms, genetic engineering, and water privatization at Food & Water Watch since 2009. His background is in legislative campaigning, and community and electoral organizing. Before joining Food & Water Watch, Alex worked for Grassroots Campaigns, Inc., where he worked on several campaigns including organizing support for renewable energy in Colorado, fundraising, and running get-out-the-vote operations. Alex graduated from Carleton College with a degree in political science.

Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainable. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping shared resources under public control.

GMO Labeling Bill in NY Assembly A3525

Cornell Study of Costs of GMO Labeling in NYS (paid for by Biotechnology group)

Third Guest : Matt VanSlyke is a professional transportation planner by day with degrees in Land Use and Transportation planning from SUNY-ESF and the University at Albany. He is a skilled bicycle mechanic who takes pride in custom-building all of his bikes, enjoys resurrecting old, neglected bikes and loves bicycling is all of its forms – from winter mountain biking, fixed-gear hill climbs and triathlon to neighborhood rides with his wife and two sons. He is a former NYBC Board President and in 2013 founded Utica Bike Rescue, a community bike shop in his hometown.

The mission of Utica Bike Rescue is to promote bicycling as an affordable, effective, sustainable form of transportation and as a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier, and safer society. Utica Bike Rescue provides refurbished bicycles and educational programs to the community in a variety of ways, focusing on children, students and lower-income households. Utica Bike Rescue is a community bicycle shop that promotes bicycling as an affordable, effective, sustainable form of transportation and as a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier, and safer society. We'll provide refurbished bicycles and educational programs to the community in a variety of ways, focusing on children, students, low-income and refugee households.

Utica Bike Rescue

Programs

Survey Used to Establish Need for Program

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].


Broadcasts on 5/20/14 & 5/25, 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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First Guest : Jake DiBari Director of Community and Economic Development City of Rome . DiBari started his postion in November 2013 . He is responsible for providing assistance to incoming and existing businesses in Rome. DiBari oversees the Planning Dept. and also Rome's Community Development Block Grant allocation from HUD. Some of our prime projects under way are: · Waterfront development · Mohawk river trail · Canal recreation trail · Various street projects · 2.8 megawatt solar pv installation · Recent changes to their solar zoning. Solar is now represented in all of our zone, not just residential. Should give better guidelines to the industry and custoemrs thinking about going solar, and not relegate them to a use-variance.

· Major water expansion to the west of Rome. Will be serving over 1,000 new customers with water and sewer. · Rome developed a new marketing campaign called “Positively Rome”. The goal of the group is to shine a more positive light on all the wonderful things about Rome. The are also starting: a New farmers market, more cultural events, Artist series, and a Pond hockey tournament.

Prior to his job in Rome DiBari spent the last 7 years working in the solar industry for companies like High Peaks Solar, Indium Corporation, and CNY Solar. He is also a board member of Rome Clean and Green, which is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.

City of Rome NY

History of Rome's Water System

Second Guest : John Lipscomb became Riverkeeper’s boat captain in 2000. From March through December each year, he travels approximately 6000 nautical miles between New York Harbor and Troy or Fort Edward, searching out and deterring polluters, monitoring tributaries and waterfront facilities, providing support for scientific studies, and taking regional decision makers out on the river so that “the river has a chance to advocate for itself.”

The mission of Riverkeeper is to protect the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and safeguard the drinking water of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents.

Riverkeeper Web Site

Hudson River Monitoring Data

Citizen Involvement & Data

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].


Broadcasts on 5/13/14 & 5/18, 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Guests : from the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica. Michael J. Bosak, R.A. (Registered Architect) holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Buffalo, and has been a New York State Registered Architect since 1994. He has worked for the federal government since 1989, and had been the State Architect for the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development in New York from 1995 until 2009. He is presently the Multi-Family Housing Program Director. Bosak is currently the Vice President for Rutger Park of the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica, and the former chair of The Endangered Buildings, Old Main Redevelopment Advisory and Utica Monday Nite Walking Tour committees. He served as the President of the Board of Trustees from 2008 until 2012 (now the Immediate Past President), and from 1999 until 2003, and as Vice President from 1997 until 1999. He has been on the Board of Trustees since 1995.

He is an accomplished photographer and writer and was a contributor to the recently published Encyclopedia of New York State. Passionate about historic architecture, Bosak is particularly interested in, and knowledgeable about, Utica’s Union Station and The Old Main Building on the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center’s Utica Campus, The Munn Castle (#1 Rutger Park) and the Miller-Conkling-Kernan House (#3 Rutger Park). He is an avid community volunteer, historian and preservation advocate. Mr. Bosak was formerly a long serving member of the Board of Directors of The Adirondack Scenic Railroad and the Utica & Mohawk Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. He has conducted frequent walking tours since the inception of Utica Monday Nite in 1997, and continues to provide informative lectures on railroad stations from around the country and historic buildings around the area. 1/21/14

Robert Heins a local Architect transplanted from Long Island, where he held postions in planning and preservation activities. A graduate of Syracuse University, he is the current Chairman of Utica's Scenic and Historic Commission. Heins has put in many hours attempting to revive and solidy this important and strategic commission. Heins also heads the committee on endangered buildings for the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica or as we are now calling them "dynamic targets of oppotunity" .

Landmarks Society of Greater Utica

Photography Contest & Exhibition

Utica's Scenic & Historic Preservation Commission

Dynamic Targets of Opportunity

Utica's Master Plan

Second Guest Scott G. Knowles, PhD Associate Professor; Interim Department Head for History at Drexel University will talk about Disaster Politics & Policy . Education :BA, History and Philosophy, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995, MA, History, The University of Texas at Austin, 1996 and a PhD, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Johns Hopkins University, 2003

His work focuses on risk and disaster, with particular interests in modern cities, technology, and public policy. Knowles most recent book is The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risk in Modern America (UPenn Press, 2011), and is series co-editor of "Critical Studies in Risk and Disaster" (UPenn Press, launch 2014). Presently he is also a facutly research fellow of the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware. Since 2011, Knowles has been a member of the Fukushima Forum collaborative research community, with which he is currently co-authoring an edited volume on the Fukushima disasters.

Professor Knowles is active in the Phildelphia historical community--in 2009 . He published an edited volume titled Imagining Phildelphia: Edmund Bacon and the Future of the City (UPenn Press, 2009), and has contributed to the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. His work has appeared in academic venues such as Technology and Culture, Isis, History and Technology, Annals of Science, the Journal of American History, and the Journal of the American Planning Association; and he also write for more popular publications like the New York Times, The Hill, U.S. News and World Report, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

In 2013-2014 I am serving on Phildelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter's Special Advisory Commission on Licenses and Inspections.

Publications

The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risk in Modern America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).

Imagining Philadelphia: Edmund Bacon and the Future of the City (Editor, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009).

"Defending Philadelphia: A Historical Case Study of Civil Defense in the Early Cold War" Public Works Management & Policy, (Vol. 11, No. 3, 2007): 217-232.

“Lessons in the Rubble: The World Trade Center and the History of Disaster Investigations in the United States,” History and Technology (Spring, 2003): 9-28.

“Knowledge for Use: Science, Higher Education, and America’s New Industrial Heartland, 1880-1915,” Annals of Science (January, 2002): 1-20 (with Robert H. Kargon).

“Industrial Versailles: Eero Saarinen’s Corporate Campuses for GM, IBM, and AT&T,” Isis (March, 2001): 1-33 (with Stuart W. Leslie).

The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risk in Modern America (The City in the Twenty-First Century)

In the wake of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, many are asking what, if anything, can be done to prevent large-scale disasters. How is it that we know more about the hazards of modern American life than ever before, yet the nation faces ever-increasing losses from such events? History shows that disasters are not simply random acts. Where is the logic in creating an elaborate set of fire codes for buildings, and then allowing structures like the Twin Towers—tall, impressive, and risky—to go up as design experiments? Why prepare for terrorist attacks above all else when floods, fires, and earthquakes pose far more consistent threats to American life and prosperity?

The Disaster Experts takes on these questions, offering historical context for understanding who the experts are that influence these decisions, how they became powerful, and why they are only slightly closer today than a decade ago to protecting the public from disasters. Tracing the intertwined development of disaster expertise, public policy, and urbanization over the past century, historian Scott Gabriel Knowles tells the fascinating story of how this diverse collection of professionals—insurance inspectors, engineers, scientists, journalists, public officials, civil defense planners, and emergency managers—emerged as the authorities on risk and disaster and, in the process, shaped modern America.

Disaster Experts Web Site

Buy Knowles Book

Knowles Speech at RSA Conference

Disaster Research Center

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Broadcasts on 5/6/14 & 5/11, 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Guest : William Cooke, Director of Government Relations in New York and Connecticut for the Citizens Campaign for the Environment He has been working to protect the public health and the environment for more than 25 years. His current work spans most of the big issues in the State. Fracking, water and air pollution, environmental exposures and the links to cancer are some of the areas he currently works on. Cooke has lobbied for environmental issues in NY, Vt, Ct, NJ and DC.

Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) was formed in 1985 by a small group of concerned citizens who recognized the need to provide public involvement to advance stronger environmental policy. Today, after 25 years as a not-for-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization, CCE has grown to an 80,000-member organization with offices in Farmingdale, NY, White Plains, NY, Albany, NY, Syracuse, NY, Buffalo, NY, and Hamden, CT. CCE continues to work to empower the public by providing members with opportunities to participate in the political process and thereby advance a strong environmental agenda.

CCE engages in extensive education, research, lobbying and public outreach. One of their primary goals is to help citizens increase their influence and participation in important environmental campaigns. Through such activism, they say that the public has a stronger voice in the development of public policies and legislative agendas.

CCE's experienced program staff works to identify key environmental concerns in communities across New York State and Connecticut. By working with other organizations in diverse coalitions and through ongoing communication with local, state and federal elected officials and environmental and public health agencies, CCE has been successful in advancing programs that benefit the natural environment and public health. The organizations claims that their achievements through public involvement have resulted in greater awareness and protection of drinking water quality, preservation of open spaces, protection of beaches, bays, rivers and Great Lakes waters, advancing renewable energy and a reduction in pollutants that impair our air and water resources.

Citizens Campaign for the Environment

Fracking Day of Action

2014 NYS Legislative Agenda

Second Guest : Manuela Zamora Director & director of Education for NY Sun Works. Manuela is a consultant in gender, education and development. She was born and raised in Bolivia, where she studied history, before earning a Master’s Degree in Education from Cambridge College in 2001. In Bolivia, she was founder of Fundación Carmen, where she created El Dorado: the Route of Fair Trade, a program that promoted sustainable development by training low-income women artisans in production and marketing. Manuela lives now in New York City with her husband and two children who attend public school. She is one of the founders of The Greenhouse Project.

Manuela oversees the expansion of NY Sun Works initiatives in public schools in the 5 boroughs of NYC. The programing includes Greenhouse Project classroom design, development and maintenance, Teacher Training, a Teachers Platform, and Curriculum Development. She will discuss the importance of teaching science and sustainability to grade school children and how our formula works: we use hydroponic urban farming and the science in it. This approach offers hands-on and project-based opportunities while addressing a contemporary issue of global concern.

NY Sun Works is a non-profit organization that builds innovative science labs in urban schools. Through their Greenhouse Project Initiative NYSW uses hydroponic farming technology to educate students and teachers about the science of sustainability. They envision a generation of environmental innovators, empowered to create solutions to global resource challenges. Using a combination of public money, grants and private donations, New York Sun Works helps design and build greenhouse labs that will suit each school’s needs.

The program’s curriculum was designed to fulfill requirements mandated by the New York state science standards. And by using hydroponics as a tool, not only can teachers cover general science topics, it also encourages discussions about developing sustainable systems to help alleviate problems faced in urban environments.

NY Sun Works

Video of Manhattan School for Children

More Video

Third Guest : Cynthia Andela co-owner of Andela Products, Inc. in Richfield Springs, NY.. In 1981 James and Jeffrey Andela started a tool & machine shop to provide tooling and fabrication services to the local area agricultural and industrial businesses. Over time Andela Products developed to include the design and manufacture of special purpose machines, tooling and gauge work. Today, Andela Products produces a growing line of rugged, versatile machines that are sold worldwide to serve special needs. Each product is thoughtfully designed and engineered to provide a high capacity to cost ratio and superior durability. Turnkey systems that process materials to your specifications can be designed, built and installed by Andela Products. Their team of professionals has many years of experience and will work with you to ensure your system will provide many years of useful service.

In 1986, Cynthia Andela joined her husband, James, in the operation of Andela Products and in 1990, they expanded the business to include products designed, manufactured, and marketed directly to the recycling industry. The Andela Glass Pulverizer was the first product designed for the glass recycling industry. This was followed by a wide range of equipment and systems for the glass and other recycling markets.

Andela Products recently expanded to include a glass processing facility which pulverizes, sanitizes, and screens post consumer waste glass. The resulting CleanGlass products are bagged and sold as sandblast abrasives (under the SunBlast name) and decorative landscape material (under the SunStone name). Glass Processing Solutions, LLC is the technology providers for the patented CleanGlass recycling systems and is providing customer designed, engineered, and installed turnkey facilities to perfect the concept of turning glass waste into value added commodities which can then be sold either wholesale or retail.

In response to customer demand, Andela Products has assembled a team to provide turnkey systems which process a multitude of materials. Over the years Andela Products progressed from small glass processing systems to multi-million dollar facilities which handle everything from mixed broken glass, to windshields.

Andela Products

Overview Video

Single Stream Glass Recycling

Sunstone Lanscaping Mulch

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Broadcasts on 4/29/14 & 5/4, 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Guest: Jim Zecca Director of Solid Waste for Madison County, NY. A veteran of this program , Zecca will update us on a multitude of environmental & green projects at this facility and give us an idea of what is yet to come.

Solid Waste Home Page

Solar Cap Project

Second Guest : Jeff Pearl is the new President of SMART. He has been in the reclaimed textile industry for nine years. His company, E. Butterworth & Co., Inc. has been recycling textiles since 1839. E. Butterworth & Co., Inc. is located in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and recycles post-producer textile cuttings, fiber and scraps for use in the wiping cloth and fiber industries.

Jeff has a mechanical engineering degree and worked in that field for six years. He also has an MBA with a concentration in marketing. Jeff has worked with the following groups within the SMART Association: Membership Chair, Membership Committee Member, Website Chair, Strategic Planning Committee and WiperChapter Chair. He is currently a member of the following committees: Membership, Strategic Planning, Technology,Public Relations and Government Affairs.

Founded in 1932, the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association is composed of companies from the United States, Canada, Mexico, South and Central America, Europe, Asia, and Pacific Rim countries who are involved in every phase of our industry.

Smart Home Page

Educational Videos

Recycling Rangers

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Broadcasts on 4/15/14 & 4/20, 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First guest : Marjorie Torelli is the Administrator for the NY Product Stewardship Council. For over 20 years she has been a consultant specializing in recycling and waste reduction. She has worked for the Western Finger Lakes SWM Authority, assisting in the management of a county-wide curbside recycling system. She managed all the public information and special events for Wayne and Yates Counties. In addition, Ms. Torelli served several years on the Board of the New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3), including 2 years as Board President. Torelli has also she served on the Federation of New York Solid Waste Association Board and on the planning committee for the annual conference. She is looking forward to promoting the work of the NYPSC throughout New York State.

The mission of the Council is to promote product stewardship, also known as extended producer responsibility (EPR), as the priority policy for solid waste management, thereby shifting our waste management system from one focused on government funded and ratepayer financed waste diversion to one that relies on product stewardship in order to reduce public costs and drive improvements in product and packaging design that promote environmental sustainability.

NYPSC Home Page

Business Support

Second guest : Ben Grumbles is President of the U.S. Water Alliance, a not-for-profit educational organization based in Washington, DC and committed to uniting people and policies for water sustainability throughout the country. He has a long career in water and environmental policy, serving the public and teaching law students and environmental professionals, over the last 25 years.

Most recently, he led Arizona’s Department of Environmental Quality working on air quality and climate change, energy policy and waste management, water efficiency, and wastewater recycling. Regional priorities included protecting the Grand Canyon, Colorado River, and Arizona-Mexico border environment.

Mr. Grumbles served as Assistant Administrator for Water at US EPA from 2004 through 2008. He launched EPA’s water efficiency labeling program, WaterSense, and initiatives on green infrastructure, water and climate change, and pharmaceuticals. He carried out and defended the nation’s clean water, drinking water, ocean and coastal, and wetlands laws and worked on great waterbody collaborations from coast to coast.

From 1985 to 2001, he served in the US House of Representatives in various environmental counsel and staff director roles for the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Science Committee. His particular focus was on water and its connections to people, wildlife, agriculture, and energy.

Mr. Grumbles serves on various boards and committees, including the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Academy of Sciences; Solutions from the Land, an educational nonprofit forging integrated and sustainable policies for agriculture, forestry, and conservation in the U.S. and globally; and the Water Resources Adaption to Climate Change Workgroup of the Federal Advisory Committee on Water Information. He is also a former board member and current supporter of River of Words, a national nonprofit committed to connecting kids to their watersheds and imaginations through poetry and art.

Mr. Grumbles has a Masters degree in environmental law from George Washington U. Law School, a J.D. degree from Emory University Law School, and a B.A. degree from Wake Forest University. He was born and raised in the Beargrass Creek watershed of the Ohio River, Louisville, Kentucky, four-miles east of Churchill Downs. Ben, his wife Karen, and their two children live and play in the Spout Run watershed of the Potomac River, Arlington, VA.

US Water Alliance

Pipeline Blog

Video

2014 US Water Prize Winners

The Value of Water

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Broadcasts on 4/8/14 & 4/13, 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First guest : Michael Bevis , Professor, Ohio Eminent Scholar. Received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1982. Bevis leads the Geodesy and Geodynamics (G2) group in the Division of Geodetic Science at the Ohio State University . He uses GPS geodesy to investigate many aspects of earth system dynamics, including plate tectonics, the earthquake deformation cycle, mountain building, postglacial rebound, elastic loading phenomena, sea level change, water vapor dynamics and climate change.

The group also works on kinematic positioning for LIDAR surveys, and gravity measurement. Bevis's more theoretical interests include elasticity theory, inverse theory and reference frame realization. The G2 group has long been recognized as one of the leading innovators in geodetic field engineering. They are presently working in the Central and Southern Andes, Greenland, Antarctica, and the South Pacific. Bevis is the geophysics editor for Reviews of Progress in Physics (impact factor 14.72) and a Fellow of the International Association of Geodesy.

Quick Facts on Ice Sheets

Greenland Melting Data

Arctic Sea Ice News

Second guest : Matt Perry is the Conservation Director and resident Naturalist for Spring Farm CARES. For Spring Farm he runs a 260 acre nature preserve and oversees habitat restoration projects. Perry is a Regional Editor of the "Kingbird" which is a quarterly journal published by the New York State Ornithological Association and he also writes a nature column for Mohawk Valley Living Magazine. Perry has been involved in several local wildlife conservation issues in recent years. He is an active member of the Kirkland Bird Club . His work to help secure nesting places in Utica for Peregrine Falcons began in 2008.

Matt's Nature Blog

* Update : since this show first aired on 4/8/14 there have been 2 eggs spotted in the nest as of 4/12/14. Matt says that 1 to 3 more eggs would not be out of the question. Now let's hope at least one egg hatches.

Third guest : Tom Gibson is presently the Pilot Plant Manager for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Pilot Plant on the Geneva Campus of Cornell. Tom Gibson has worked for Cornell since 2000 . The Pilot Plant is on the property of the NY State Agricultural Experiment Station. He is responsible for assisting Cornell staff with their research projects, as well as business and industry clients with their food processing projects. This includes scheduling, maintaining the facilities and equipment, and insuring that clients abide by all applicable Cornell policies as well as all applicable FDA and NY State Ag and Market regulations when appropriate.

Prior to his work at Cornell, Tom worked for Seneca Foods for twenty years where he worked in Quality Control, Research and Technical Services.

Geneva Facilities

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Broadcasts on 4/1/14 & 4/6, 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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[ Tip: On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 WPNR 90.7 FM's public affairs program Green Local 175 LIVE, presented a round table composed of local media personalities discussing the area's recent elections. The program included panelists : Don Dudley, News Director at WUTR TV, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Publisher, Utica Phoenix, and Robert Cardillo, Utica College Adjunct Professor and former Utica Mayoral Candidate.]

View the entire Roundtable here

TIME FOR A NEW POLITICAL ROUNDTABLE

Special 2 hour roundtable featuring 4 guests talking about the area's political and fiscal landscape.

Tim Julian served as Utica Common Council President from Jan 1, 2000 until July 3, 2000 when he became Mayor by operation of law due to a vacancy created by the resignation of Mayor Edward Hanna. He won the mayoral office in the 2003 election and served in that position until the end of 2007. He was unsuccessful when he for a second term. Julian ran unsuccessfully for NY State Senate in 2006. Tim Julian is currently the Chairman of the City of Utica Independence Party.

Kenneth Roser since 2012 he has been President CSS of Rome. CSS of Rome is a digital billboard company.. Roser Communications, Inc. President1991-Present Roser Communications Network is a locally owned Broadcast company operating radio stations: WSKS/WSKU(KISS FM), WBGK/WBUG(BUG Country) WUTQ FM and WVTL AM/FM . Professional Media Services, Inc. President, 1981-Present. A full service ad agency dealing with all aspects of Marketing.

Ken Roser has been appointed by the members of the Utica Common Council to the Board of Ethics. He was also appointed to the CDBG Citizens AdvisoryCommittee but his nomination become embroiled in a controversy over residency requirements. He subsequently resigned from that committee.

Larry Tanoury Jr. worked briefly in the City of Utica's Urban Renewal Agency, before being terminated as Director of Marketing. A subsequent lawsuit over his termination was later settled for $75,000. Larry Tanoury Jr. served parts of the City of Utica as a legislator from the 25th district in the Oneida County Legislature He is the former city editor for the Utica Phoenix weekly newspaper. Tanoury is now self employed.

Jim Zecca attended S.U.N.Y. Cobleskill and graduated with an A.A.S. in Environmental Science, Jim has been a village trustee & also served as village Mayor of OriskanyFalls., His Utica politcal career includes election as an inner-city Utica 2nd District Councilman and Councilman At-Large for a total of 8 years. He was termed out of his Council at-Large position and ran unsuccesfully for the office of the Comptroller in November 2013.

Jim Zecca has been serving as Director of Solid Waste in Madison County for 26 years, and says he has a record of being an independent voice for taxpayers.

Mayor's Message For Proposed 2014-15 Budget

E & A Approved 2014-2015 Budget

Urban Renewal Agency

NYS General Municipal Law RE URA

Utica's Master Plan

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Broadcasts on 3/25/14 & 3/30, 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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[ Tip: On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 WPNR 90.7 FM's public affairs program Green Local 175 LIVE, presented a round table composed of local media personalities discussing the area's recent elections. The program included panelists : Don Dudley, News Director at WUTR TV, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Publisher, Utica Phoenix, and Robert Cardillo, Utica College Adjunct Professor and former Utica Mayoral Candidate.]

View the entire Roundtable here

Next Roundtable 4/1/14 from 7 to 9 p.m.

First guest : Beth Parke is executive director of the Society of Environmental Journalists. The SEJ is North America’s only educational membership association of professional journalists who cover environmental news, through print, broadcast and online media. In that job she's overseen 24 annual conferences at various universities, hundreds of publications, and programs including SEJ's Freedom of Information Watchdog project, mini-grants for reporting projects, and workshops for journalists and scientists for reporting on climate change, shale gas development and other news-making topics.

Prior to SEJ, Beth was a producer and on-air host with WHYY-FM, Philadelphia, WGBH-FM, Boston, and a syndicated documentary series Consider the Alternatives.

SEJ Home Page

Watch Dog FOIA Focused

Annual Conference

Second guest : Matt Smith, Executive VP, Sales & Marketing for Xpress Natural Gas . The company is the industry leader in rapid and reliable delivery of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to enterprises throughout New York, New England and eastern Canada. Using its trucked natural gas solutions, XNG enables industrial and commercial businesses and municipalities to convert to natural gas without the high cost of connecting to a pipeline. Customers quickly realize the benefits both of lower energy costs and a lower carbon footprint

Matt says he brings an informed and multi-faceted skill set to XNG with years of experience in overseeing multi-million dollar construction and energy projects. Experienced in the regulatory and state permitting processes for energy procurement and management, Matt brings valuable knowledge to the conversion process to help customers achieve success.

XNG Home Page

Third guest : Russell Cooper from Vadxx a plastics 2 energy company. He has served in various product development, marketing, and divisional leadership roles over 22 years. This experience has been at Furon Corporation, Emerson Electric, Berkshire Hathaway, and The Will-Burt Company. Mr. Cooper has helped launch products as diverse as fire resistant cable and wire, ultra low temperature freezers, and heated delivery systems for foodservice. He has been involved in a variety of start up operations that include a greenfield SMC molding facility, an engineering services firm, and a factory in Tong Xia, China. Mr. Cooper has a BS Industrial Management and Economics from Carnegie Mellon and an MBA from Northwestern (Kellogg). He presently serves as a Board Member/Advisor/Consultant for Sterile Technologies, Biosafe Engineering, and Global Standard Equipment of Singapore.

Vadxx is a high tech, recycling company that converts recyclable and non-recyclable plastic into higher value energy products. Vadxx's technology offers an approach that captures the energy embedded in plastics and returns it to a useful form for society, while realizing environmental and social benefits. This conversion process is a valuable alternative for overflowing landfills as well as reducing demand for foreign energy.

The first Ohio based Vadxx sites will be owned by third-party investors, working exclusively with Vadxx. After commercial scale proof of concept is in place, there will be two basic models for further site expansion. The first is where Vadxx and its financing partner continue to directly develop, own, and operate units. The second is the independent developer seeking to operate a Vadxx facility. We are seeking plastic feedstock for both models.

VADXX Home Page

Part I Plastics to Oil Madison County

Part II Plastics to Oil Madison County

We'll update what is going on in Madison County and discuss a possible link with VADXX.

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Broadcasts on 3/18/14 & 3/23, 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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[ Tip: On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 WPNR 90.7 FM's public affairs program Green Local 175 LIVE, presented a round table composed of local media personalities discussing the area's recent elections. The program included panelists : Don Dudley, News Director at WUTR TV, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Publisher, Utica Phoenix, and Robert Cardillo, Utica College Adjunct Professor and former Utica Mayoral Candidate.]

View the entire Roundtable here

First guest : Dave Short , DPW Commissioner for the City of Utica. We'll discuss the current never ending snow season and its affect on equipment and the budget. Has the situation changed since he wrote his report assessing the effectiveness (or lack therof ) and needs of the DPW after the debacle of the March snowstorm a few years ago. Since this is National Flood Safety Awareness week we'll discuss what the DPW must do to help prevent the floods of last year and some other department responsibilities

Utica DPW

Second guest : Ron MacMaster retired from the City of Utica as acting Deputy Comptroller, a year ago. There he spent a dozen years in charge of the Real Estate Tax Department. He was instrumental in constructing some of the present City tax collection laws. MacMaster says he is here today to bring to light some changes that have been made to the City charter over the past two decades. Some have had devastating consequences to the taxpayers of Utica. He says that the budget crunch and the battle to end proposed budgets with double digits tax increases should force City administrators to look outside the box for possible alternatives. He hopes his experience and this interview can help inform Uticans of some practices that have had a negative impact on the financial health of the City of Utica. Of special focus will be the Urban Renewal Agency and its impact on City finaces

MacMaster received a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Utica College in 1972. Happily married to his wife, Joy. They can count 4 children and 9 grandchildren.

Mayor's Message For Proposed 2014-15 Budget

E & A Approved 2014-2015 Budget

Third guest : Faith Meckley is a freshman journalism major at Ithaca College and an environmental activist. She grew up in the Finger Lakes Region on Seneca Lake, and believes that her exposure to this beautiful area motivated her love for nature and predisposed her to becoming an advocate and protector of the environment. Meckley says that writing and pursuing the truth are two of my greatest passions, so journalism was a natural choice for her. She hopes to focus my career on environmental journalism.

Climate March

XL Dissent

Meckley's Blog

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].


Broadcasts on 3/11/14 & 3/16, 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

You can tweet your questions and/or comments to @greenlocal175 (www.twitter.com/greenlocal175)

[ Tip: On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 WPNR 90.7 FM's public affairs program Green Local 175 LIVE, presented a round table composed of local media personalities discussing the area's recent elections. The program included panelists : Don Dudley, News Director at WUTR TV, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Publisher, Utica Phoenix, and Robert Cardillo, Utica College Adjunct Professor and former Utica Mayoral Candidate.]

View the entire Roundtable here

First Hour : Kevin Revere is the Director of Emergency Services for Oneida County. He has held that position since June of 2010 and has overseen the consolidation of 911 Centers and dispatch operatrions, and has revamped fire and medical dispatch response. Currently he is facilitating the development of a countywide fire and police records management system, which includes Haz-Mat incidents.

Utica Fire Department Captain Scott Ingersoll is the Haz-Mat incident Coordiantor for Oneida County. He has extensive education and background in Haz Mat response and coordination of assets. He is proficient in the National Incident Management System procedures and has responded to all levels of Haz- Mat incidents. He has been with Utica Fire for over 14 years.

Fire Training Information

9 recognized Hazardous Materials classes

New Rules for Labels & Safety Data Sheets

Would you want your kids to play here?
Ex. I - Picture 7 (68K)

Second hour : Greg Woodworth is founder and Vice President of Stony Brook WholeHeartedFoods . Stoney Brook is one of America's only artisan makers of culinary oil--or to borrow the French term for oil-maker, a huilerie. They craft flavorful culinary seed oils by using locally grown squash seeds, roasting them in small batches, and pressing them into oil using a gentle expeller-press and filtration method that maintains freshness, subtle flavor and depth of color.

Stony Brook was founded in Geneva NY in 2008 by Greg Woodworth and Kelly Coughlin. In 2005, Woodworth and Coughlin decided to relocate their gourmet mail-order bakery business to the Finger Lakes region of New York, inspired by the rich agricultural resources and quality of life. In 2007, Woodworth was approached by a local farmer to incorporate squash oil into his baked goods. Tasting one spoonful, he recognized that with a few refinements, the oil had potential not as a hidden cookie ingredient but as an intriguing new culinary oil that would stand on its own.

Over the next several years, the team at Stony Brook honed its oil-making process. Stony Brook's farmer-partner, Martin Farms, provides seeds of several squash varieties from each year's harvest--like Butternut, Delicata and Kabocha squash--that are roasted in small batches and gently processed to maintain balance and complexity of flavor. The result is a selection of 100% unrefined varietal oils--subtle, distinctive and flavorful, not unlike those found in the fine Finger Lakes wines made nearby.

Today Stony Brook's squash seed oils sell at dozens of specialty food stores from Boston to Seattle, including Dean & Deluca, Union Market, Zingerman's Deli, and select Whole Foods stores. It has received favorable reviews by food editors of the New York Times, Boston Globe, and Wall Street Journal (see our reviews). Award-winning restaurants feature the oil on the menu—like those of chefs Ming Tsai, Jodi Adams and Sam Hayward. In 2011, Edible Finger Lakes magazine named Stony Brook "Local Hero Food Artisan."

Stoney Brook Home Page

Non - GMO Project

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Broadcasts on 3/4/14 & 3/9, 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

You can tweet your questions and/or comments to @greenlocal175 (www.twitter.com/greenlocal175)

[ Tip: On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 WPNR 90.7 FM's public affairs program Green Local 175 LIVE, presented a round table composed of local media personalities discussing the area's recent elections. The program included panelists : Don Dudley, News Director at WUTR TV, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Publisher, Utica Phoenix, and Robert Cardillo, Utica College Adjunct Professor and former Utica Mayoral Candidate.]

View the entire Roundtable here

First Hour : Nils Peterson is an Associate Professor of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at North Carolina State University. Nils received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Texas A&M University, and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. His research focuses on unravelling the drivers of environmental behavior, using environmental education, conservation development, environmental conflict, and environmental policy making as natural experiments to test hypotheses.

Much of this research is summarized in his recent book The Housing Bomb Why Our Addiction to Houses Is Destroying the Environment and Threatening Our Society. In the book , Nils Peterson explores the environmental and societal impact of the modern subdivision. Are we building our way to ruin?

Additional information about his research, teaching, and service activities is on this web page.

Buy his book "The Housing Bomb"

Professor Peterson's Home Page

His Environmental Literacy work

Outdoor Education to Promote Environmental Literacy

Second Hour : Discussion about the controversal propsal of building a Meat Processing and Cooking plant in the City of Rome. Among the scheduled guests are Mayor Joseph Fusco, Director of Economic Development , Jake DiBari , Local Rome resident Stephanie Curtis, & local animal rights rights activist, Amber Canavan.

Amber Canavan is the only guest providing a bio:

Amber Canavan is an Environmental Studies major at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She has been involved in animal protection and rescue work since high school, and has traveled the country promoting various animal protection campaigns, including the Wegman's Cruelty campaign and S.B. 1520 in California, which banned the notoriously cruel production of foie gras. Amber is the president of Syracuse Animal Rights Organization, a student-run college club that has been running for over 10 years. She helped spearhead a youth anti-militarism and counter-recruitment campaign at local high schools. She lives with her husband and various rescued animals in Syracuse.

Humane Society Video of Catelli Brothers Slaughterhouse in NJ

Another Graphic Meat Video

Local Group Opposing Rome Slaughterhouse

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].


Broadcasts on 2/25/14 & 3/2, 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

You can tweet your questions and/or comments to @greenlocal175 (www.twitter.com/greenlocal175)

[ Tip: On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 WPNR 90.7 FM's public affairs program Green Local 175 LIVE, presented a round table composed of local media personalities discussing the area's recent elections. The program included panelists : Don Dudley, News Director at WUTR TV, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Publisher, Utica Phoenix, and Robert Cardillo, Utica College Adjunct Professor and former Utica Mayoral Candidate.]

View the entire Roundtable here

2/25/14 show features 2 guests and a "Your 5 on Green Local 175 LIVE" editorial submitted by Amber Canavan regarding her views on the proposed Rome Slaughterhouse controversey.

First Hour : Rocco Bouse , Director of Sales & Marketing for New England Wood Pellets . His career includes 16+ years’ experience in the marketing of high-end business and consumer products. He has demonstrated his business acumen by expanding sales and distributor programs into under-served markets. He has consistently earned Salesman of the Year awards for multimillion-dollar sales, as well as his commitment, leadership, enthusiasm, and sales performance.

Prior to joining New England Wood Pellet, Rocco served as Vice President of Sales’ for Carolina Motion Media Group (Cary, NC), Tradewinds Alliance Group (New Hartford, NY), Thermal Management Specialist with Standard Insulating Company, and then Vice President of Security Sales for Fiber Instrument Sales. In addition to his Associate Degree in Business Management and Economics and bachelor-level studies at Empire State College, Rocco has extensive professional development training in project management, negotiations, staff coaching, and business leadership.

Rocco’s commitment to community service has been demonstrated by his involvement in the Rotary Club (Past President), Little League (Past President and Coach), Young Leaders United, and numerous health-related fundraisers. He is a veteran of the United States Army and received honors as top enlisted soldier in the 2nd Brigade and for his outstanding performance, leadership, and dedication.

About Pellets

New England Wood Pellets

First to get certification

Video : intro to central heating using bulk wood pellets

Second Hour : Crystal Smith has been a spokesperson the New York Propane Gas Association for 5 years. The New York Propane Gas Association (NYPGA) is a member-focused trade organization providing services that communicate, educate, and promote the propane industry in New York. The association was formed in 1948, to offer opportunities to learn through training and networking with peers, and to aid with legislative issues that contribute to operating a safe and successful industry. Because the industry is highly regulated, the NYPGA continues to focus on education, networking, and representing the interest of New York's propane businesses to the government, while assisting members in remaining current on important regulations in the propane industry. The New York Propane Gas Association is one of many state and regional propane gas associations affiliated with the National Propane Gas .

Ms. Smith manages the public relations practice at Strategic Communications, LLC. She brings a blend of traditional and social media expertise, advising clients on how to use and integrate public relations tools for proactive and responsive communications efforts. Crystal leads comprehensive communications planning efforts and training programs for proactive long-term strategies as well as crisis communications, then works with traditional and social media to help organizations monitor and engage in conversations about their products, services and industry. Crystal Smith is also the President of the Central New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. She received her education at the State University of New York at Albany and at Onondaga Community College.

What is Propane

NYPGA

Purchasing & Using Propane in NYS

Propane Safety

Propane Council

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].


Broadcasts on 2/18/14 & 2/23, 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

You can tweet your questions and/or comments to @greenlocal175 (www.twitter.com/greenlocal175)

[ Tip: On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 WPNR 90.7 FM's public affairs program Green Local 175 LIVE, presented a round table composed of local media personalities discussing the area's recent elections. The program included panelists : Don Dudley, News Director at WUTR TV, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Publisher, Utica Phoenix, and Robert Cardillo, Utica College Adjunct Professor and former Utica Mayoral Candidate.]

View the entire Roundtable here

First Guest : Chris Amato is a staff attorney with the Northeast office of Earthjustice, a not-for-profit environmental law firm. Prior to joining Earthjustice, Chris served for four years as Assistant Commissioner for Natural Resources at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. His prior positions also include Deputy Chief of the Environmental Protection Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s office, and Senior Litigator with the Environmental Law Division of the New York City Law Department.

Northeast Office for EarthJustice

EarthJustice 1/30/14 letter to the DEC

EarthJustice Fracking Section

Fracking Video

Second Guest : John T. McDonald III , First Term New York State Assemblymember, Representing Assembly District 108. The 108th Assembly District includes parts of Albany, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Counties, specifically the communities of Cohoes, Green Island, Watervliet, North Greenbush, Rensselaer, Waterford, and parts of Troy and Albany. His current Assembly Committee assignments include Aging, Cities, Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities, Real Property Taxation and Tourism, Parks, Arts, & Sports Development.

In addition to representing the 108th Assembly District, John is the President of Marra’s Pharmacy, a successful family-owned business which has been in existence for more than 80 years based in Cohoes, New York. Assemblymember McDonald received his BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Albany College of Pharmacy and has led Marra’s Pharmacy to become one of the largest independent pharmacy operators in the Capital Region.

Prior to being elected to the New York State Assembly in November 2012, John served as Mayor of Cohoes for 13 years. As a state legislator, he continues to focus on expanding economic opportunity, addressing the statewide imbalance in education funding, advocating for financial security for seniors, creating secure and sustainable middle class jobs, providing quality housing opportunities, stopping unfunded mandates that continue to drown local governments and negatively impact taxpayers and reducing the senseless rules and regulations that burden businesses.

As Mayor, McDonald was an active member of the New York State Conference of Mayors having served as president of the statewide organization. He chaired the Capital District Transportation Committee, RiverSpark, the Cohoes Industrial Development Agency and the Cohoes Local Development Corporation. In addition, he has served on the boards of the New York State Heritage Areas Advisory Board, New York State Workforce Investment Board, State Comptroller’s Local Advisory Team, the NYS Local Government Records Management Council and the Board of Governors for the New York State Municipal Insurance Reciprocal as well as many other regional councils and commissions.

Assemblymember McDonald has a unique perspective on the healthcare industry in upstate New York as a pharmacist and the only practicing medical professional in the New York State Legislature, as a business owner, a former Mayor, and now at the state level, where he is working to reduce healthcare costs for all New Yorkers.

Assemblyman's web site

Third Guest : Dorcey Applyrs First Ward Albany Council Woman. The first term Council Woman was born in Washington, D.C. and moved to Albany, NY after graduating from Delaware State University with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She is a graduate of the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY Albany) School of Public Health with a Master's of Public Health. Dorcey is currently pursuing her Doctor of Public Health degree at SUNY Albany.

Prior to returning to school to pursue her doctorate degree, Dorcey was employed in the field of HIV/ AIDS as an advocate where she worked to improve the quality of life of communities disproportionately impacted by the HIV/ AIDS epidemic. In 2005, Dorcey was hired as the Director of Programs for the Capital District African American Coalition on AIDS located in Albany, NY. In her role, Dorcey managed the development, implementation and evaluation of the agency's programs. Dorcey later accepted a position as a Capacity Building Assistance Specialist with the Harm Reduction Coalition located in New York City where she provided technical assistance, consultation and skills-building trainings to community-based organizations and health departments nationally. Dorcey has completed fellowships with the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society; New York State Department of Health/ AIDS Institute Office on Planning and Policy; New York State Council on Children and Families; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Johns Hopkins University Center for Communications Program; and Harvard University School of Public Health.

She is a member of the Second Avenue Neighborhood Association and Metropolitan New Testament Baptist Church. She has been actively involved since 2004 with the Albany, NY Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, a public service organization. Dorcey has served as a program advisor for the Delta GEMS program, which mentors teenage girls in the Capital District. She is also a board member for the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society and In Our Own Voices (IOOV).

Dorcey Applyrs Homepage

1st. Ward Map

Fourth Guest : We talk to someone at ground zero , Ms. Charlene Benton, President of the Tenants Association for Ezra Prentice Homes, 625 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY.

This is a family development with sixteen buildings and 179 units that was federalized in the mid 1980's, at which time’ it was substantially rehabbed. It is right off an interstate on a busy thoroughfare and backs up to a railroad storage yard. The “hillside” roofs were replaced in 1993, when high efficiency boilers were installed; electrical upgrades and community room renovations were also done. In 2000 extensive “hillside” site work with accessibility upgrades was done. The bathrooms and the “trackside” roofs were replaced in 2006 with Capital fund and FHLB grant money. Energy performance work to install new thermostatic controls, toilets, lighting and partial refrigerator replacement is in progress. There is an active after school program in the community building.

Ezra Prentice web site

DEC speaking points from 2/12/14 neighborhood meeting

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].


Broadcasts on 2/11/14 & 2/16, 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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[ Tip: On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 WPNR 90.7 FM's public affairs program Green Local 175 LIVE, presented a round table composed of local media personalities discussing the area's recent elections. The program included panelists : Don Dudley, News Director at WUTR TV, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Publisher, Utica Phoenix, and Robert Cardillo, Utica College Adjunct Professor and former Utica Mayoral Candidate.]

View the entire Roundtable here

First Hour : Gene Baur, President and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary. Gene Baur has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by Time magazine. Since the mid-1980s, he has traveled extensively, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses of industrialized factory farming and our system of cheap food production.

A pioneer in the field of undercover investigations, Gene has visited hundreds of farms, stockyards, and slaughterhouses, documenting the deplorable conditions that exist. His pictures and videos exposing factory farming cruelties have aired nationally and internationally, educating millions about the plight of modern farm animals. Gene has also testified in courts and before local, state, and federal legislative bodies, advocating for better conditions for farm animals. His most important achievements include winning the first-ever cruelty conviction at a U.S. stockyard and introducing the first U.S. laws to prohibit cruel farming confinement methods in Florida, Arizona, and California. His efforts have been covered by top news organizations, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal. In 2008, Gene’s book, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food, became a national bestseller. As a guest on The Martha Stewart Show’s first-ever “vegan show,” he inspired viewers to eat in alignment with their values of compassion.

Gene began his activist career selling veggie hotdogs out of a VW van at Grateful Dead concerts to fund farm animal rescues. Today, he serves as president of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, with shelters in New York and California. Providing rescue, refuge, and adoption for hundreds of farm animals each year, Farm Sanctuary shelters enable visitors to connect with farm animals as emotional, intelligent individuals. Gene believes these animals stand as ambassadors for the billions of factory farm animals who have no voice, and he has dedicated his career to advocating on their behalf.

Gene holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State University, Northridge, and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University.

Farm Sanctuary has as its mission to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living. Founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. Today, Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization. They have rescued thousands of animals and cared for them at our sanctuaries in Watkins Glen, New York; Northern California (Orland); and the Los Angeles area. At Farm Sanctuary, these animals are our friends, not our food. We educate millions of people about their plight and the effects of factory farming on our health and environment. We advocate for laws and policies to prevent suffering and promote compassion, and we reach out to legislators and businesses to bring about institutional reforms.

Farm Sanctuary is committed to ending cruelty to farm animals and promoting compassionate vegan living through rescue, education, and advocacy efforts.

Farm Sanctuary Home Page

Video showing some of their work

Second Hour : Laura Lautz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences and Project Swift at Syracuse University. Her research is focused on understanding how physical hydrologic processes influence water quality and movement through watersheds. In particular, she researches how water moves through paired surface water and groundwater systems, and how nutrients and other solutes are processed and transported by streams. She works on several specific interdisciplinary research projects, within which she uses field experiments coupled with computer modeling experiments.

Among the goals of Project Swift is creating forensic tools by which the impact of hydraulic fracturing can be unequivocally identified and discriminated from other potential sources of contamination. New York State (NYS) is an attractive place for our study because (1) it contains both Utica and Marcellus Shale formations, which have significant potential for methane production by hydrofracking, and (2) hydrofracking has yet to win regulatory approval from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, so current conditions in NYS are “pre-hydrofracking.”

Objective #1: Develop geochemical fingerprinting tools to characterize origins of salinity in shallow groundwater and surface water in regions underlain by the Marcellus Shale.

Objective #2: Characterize geochemical parameters for present-day surface and shallow ground waters to establish a regional, pre-production baseline and for future surface and shallow ground waters following the onset of hydraulic fracturing in New York State.

Objective #3: Develop a scientifically-defendable protocol, applicable throughout the Marcellus play (incl. New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio), whereby potential contamination from hydrofracking can be unequivocally determined.

For more information on her research

Project Swift

Project Swift Data Map

*Tonight also marks the start of "Your 5 on Green Local 175 LIVE" editorials submitted by our listeners. Tonight we'll hear the take of a Rochester , NY listener on recycling. Feel free to send a response to this editorial or send us your opinion on an environmental topic of your choosing to info@greenlocal175.com

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].


Broadcasts on 1/28 & 2/2, 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

You can tweet your questions and/or comments to @greenlocal175 (www.twitter.com/greenlocal175)

[ Tip: On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 WPNR 90.7 FM's public affairs program Green Local 175 LIVE, presented a round table composed of local media personalities discussing the area's recent elections. The program included panelists : Don Dudley, News Director at WUTR TV, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Publisher, Utica Phoenix, and Robert Cardillo, Utica College Adjunct Professor and former Utica Mayoral Candidate.]

View the entire Roundtable here

1/28/14 & 2/2 Special 2 hour show : Oil Transport by Train; Is your City Safe?

Dominick Calsolaro enjoyed serving as Councilman for the residents of the First Ward in the South End of Albany . He has lived in Albany for almost all of his life. He is a graduate of Cardinal McCloskey High School, Class of 1973 and Siena College, Class of 1977 having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Dominick has been employed by the New York State Legislative Bill Drafting Commission for over 30 years. He is married to Mary LaMont, Vincentian Institute - Class of 1973, and they have two children: Dominick, Jr. and Catherine who attend Albany Public Schools and a dog named Scraps. In November 2001 Dominick was elected to the Albany Common Council in his first-ever attempt at elective office, and re-elected in 2005. He did not run for re-election in 2013.

The Calsolaro family has a long history in Albany. Calsolaro's Restaurant, a Washington Avenue Landmark, was open by his grandparents in 1936 and operated for 56 years until his father retired in 1992. Since 1987, he and his family have lived on Clare Avenue and been very active in the community.

Calsolaro presently serves on the Advisory Board of Historic Cherry Hill. Calsolaro has also served as President of the Second Avenue Neighborhood Association, Chair of Albany Operation Weed and Seed, an original member of the Mayor's South End Revitalization Task Force, currently serves on the South End Action Committee, and is currently a member of Historic Albany Foundation's Task Force on Vacant and Abandoned Buildings. He was a coach and secretary of Whitehall Little League, a member of the Albany City School District's Budget Advisory Committee. He is a current Albany High School PTSA member

Calsolaro homepage

Katherine Hudson Watershed Program Director. Kate joined Riverkeeper in February 2011 as the NYC Watershed Program Director after nearly 25 years spent in Government protecting the environment of New York State. Kate began her environmental career working in the Regional Attorney’s office of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation in 1985, handling a wide range of enforcement and permitting matters in all program areas, including air quality, water quality, solid and hazardous waste and mining.

In 1994 and 1995, she served as the Acting Regional Attorney. In 1999, Kate left the DEC and was appointed an Assistant Attorney General in that office’s Environmental Protection Bureau. She was a member of the Bureau’s Hudson River Team, and was responsible for preparing the State and Federal Trustees natural resource damage claim against General Electric, for their contamination of the Hudson River with PCBs. Building upon that experience, in 2007, Kate rejoined the NYS DEC where she created and staffed a ten person unit dedicated to pursuing claims for natural resource damages against a wide variety of polluters for their discharges of hazardous substances and petroleum. As Director of the unit, she developed policy and budgetary documents in support of the Department’s natural resource initiatives, represented the Department in the development of claims, coordinated assessment and litigation activities with Federal Trustee agencies and Indian Tribes, and negotiated settlements with responsible parties.

In addition to her professional duties, Kate has been active in a wide variety of environmentally related activities. She is a trained mediator who has worked with the Dispute Resolution Center, she served on the Board of the Wallkill Valley Land Trust, she was a committee member of Save The Ridge, working to protect the world class resources of the Shawangunk Ridge, and she is currently a member of the Town of Gardiner’s Planning board and the Town’s Open Space Commission. Kate is a graduate of the University of Chicago, and earned her Law Degree from New York University School of Law. Kate is a long-time resident of Gardiner, NY, living in the shadow of the Shwangunk Ridge, where she is an active outdoorswoman who enjoys hiking, biking, skiing and rock climbing. She is also an experienced sailor, who races on the Hudson River, and has twice competed in the Race around Long Island.

Riverkeeper

Tyson Slocum is director of Public Citizen's Energy Program, covering climate change, coal, oil, fracking, nuclear energy, renewables and commodity market oversight. Tyson Slocum advocates for decentralized, affordable renewable energy for working families. Tyson has expertise on federal subsidies for the energy sector and promotes refocusing such incentives away from the nuclear, oil and coal industries toward rooftop solar and wind energy, energy efficiency and mass transit.

Tyson covers the regulation of electricity, natural gas and petroleum markets, including commodity futures and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) jurisdictional matters to promote transparency. Tyson serves on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee. Tyson also covers federal legislative efforts to address climate change, particularly the impact such programs will have on the ability of moderate- and low-income households to afford access to sustainable energy. Tyson is the author of numerous reports on these subjects and has presented his findings in testimony before the U.S. Congress.

Prior to working for Public Citizen, Tyson was an analyst at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. He received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and grew up in Newport, Rhode Island.

The organization says that Corporations have their lobbyists in Washington, D.C. The people need advocates too. Public Citizen serves as the people’s voice in the nation’s capital. Since our founding by Ralph Nadar in 1971, we have delved into an array of areas, but our work on each issue shares an overarching goal: To ensure that all citizens are represented in the halls of power.For four decades, we have proudly championed citizen interests before Congress, the executive branch agencies and the courts. We have successfully challenged the abusive practices of the pharmaceutical, nuclear and automobile industries, and many others. We are leading the charge against undemocratic trade agreements that advance the interests of mega-corporations at the expense of citizens worldwide.

Public Citizen homepage

Climate & Energy Section

Additional links:

We've been told by AAR Rep that Railroads don't own the rail cars ! The Railway Supply Institute has information here

More RSI information

NTSB calls for tougher standards

AAR information

AAR homepage

PHMSA information

API analysis of US oil spillage

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Broadcasts on 1/21 & 1/26, 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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View the entire Roundtable here

First hour : 2 members of the City of Utica Scenic and Historic Preservation Commission will describe the city's policies and efforts to improve the sustainability of its housing stock by preserving the historic character of its designated districts. This program should be of special interest to those living within designated S & H districts, contractors, and others who desire information about historically appropriate restoration and renovation projects. One of the representatives is the Chairman of the Commission , Robert Heins a local Architect who also heads the committee on endangered buildings for the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica.

Brochure from the Scenic & Historic Commission

More information about the Commission from Landmarks Society

Utica's Master Plan

Second hour : Wolfgang Bauer is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University. He is also an author of the introductory calculus-based physics textbook "University Physics", published by McGraw-Hill in 2010. Wolfgang Bauer obtained his Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear physics from the University of Giessen in 1987. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology, he joined the faculty at Michigan State University in 1988. He has worked on a large variety of topics in computational physics, from high-temperature superconductivity to supernova explosions, but has been especially interested in relativistic nuclear collisions.

Prof. Bauer has a dual appointment at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, where he works on nuclear physics topics. He is best known for his work on phase transitions of nuclear matter in heavy ion collisions, and transport theory of heavy ion collisions, in particular as applied to interferometry, particle production, collective flow, and isospin degrees of freedom. Prof. Bauer has worked on nonlinear dynamics and chaos, where he is best known for he work on billiards systems and their decays and for his work on buckyball fragmentation. He also worked in bio-medical physics and holds a US patent on cell-by-cell cancer detection.

In recent years, he has focused much of his research and teaching on issues concerning energy, including fossil fuel resources, ways to use energy more efficiently, and, in particular, alternative and carbon-neutral energy resources. He has been a member of the group designing the energy transition plan for Michigan State University

Among Bauer's other accomplishments : Head of Nuclear Theory Group, National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (1997-1998) Associate Chair and Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Physics and Astronomy, MSU (1998-2001) Chairperson, Department of Physics and Astronomy, MSU (since 2001) Founding Director of the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (since 2009) Professor Bauer was awarded the National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellow Award in 1992 and the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation Distinguished Senior U.S. Scientist Award (Humboldt-Forschungspreis für Naturwissenschafler aus den USA, Humboldt Prize) in 1999. He was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2003. Also in 2003, Professor Bauer received the ComputerWorld 21st Century Achievement Award for Education and Academia for his work on LON-CAPA, “Judged best IT application in the world in Education and Academia”. In 2007 he was named University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University.

Professor Bauer's Homepage

Energy & GHG Analysis for Biogas Plants

Virtual Course on Energy

Energy for the 21st Century

MSU Energy Transition Plan

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Broadcasts on 1/14 & 1/19, 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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View the entire Roundtable here

First hour : Joyce M. Barry, visiting assistant professor of women’s studies at Hamilton College. She received her Ph.D. in American culture studies from Bowling Green State University. Barry’s interdisciplinary research examines the connections between gender and environmental justice thought and praxis. She has published reviews and articles in Environmental Ethics, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Environmental Justice and The National Women’s Association Studies Journal.

In addition, Barry’s book Standing Our Ground: Women, Environmental Justice and the Fight to End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining was published by Ohio University Press in 2012. Barry’s current research investigates the gendered dimensions of global climate change. Her work has received support from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the American Association of University Women foundations. Barry teaches courses on gender and environmentalism, health and technology, gender and the cultural politics of food, and feminist research methodologies.

Using women’s participation in the environmental justice movement to end mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia as a case study, Barry will speak about how local energy production zones have national and international implications in the current context of global climate change, and how grassroots women’s groups in the North and South are responding to localized environmental changes while linking their specific challenges to women’s collective responses in other parts of the world, and to the global realities of climate change.

Currently, most climate change discourse on the use of coal focuses on the consumption or burning of this fossil fuel and the global carbon emissions it generates. Barry suggests it is equally important to consider the extraction or production of fossil fuels in rural spaces, the impact on the human and nonhuman environment and grassroots campaigns promoting renewable energy sources as ways to improve local mountain communities and address global climate change. Both men and women are affected by compromised environments and active in efforts to improve localized spaces in the North and South, but women constitute the majority of participants in environmental justice organizations throughout the world.

She has published reviews and articles in Environmental Ethics, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Environmental Justice and The National Women’s Association Studies Journal. In addition, Barry’s book Standing Our Ground: Women, Environmental Justice and the Fight to End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining was published by Ohio University Press in 2012. Barry’s current research investigates the gendered dimensions of global climate change. Her work has received support from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the American Association of University Women foundations. Barry teaches courses on gender and environmentalism, health and technology, gender and the cultural politics of food, and feminist research methodologies.

Gender and Environment. The theoretical, historical and material links between gender and the natural world. We explore how the social category of gender relates to environmental issues, but also focus on how other human differences based on race, class, sexuality and nation connect to the so-called "non-human environment.” The course begins with feminist historical and theoretical analysis of the links between gender and environment, including examinations of Ecofeminism and Deep Ecology. Building on this foundation, we then explore Health and Technology, Environmental Justice, and Global Climate Change. (Writing-intensive.) (Same as Environmental Studies 255.) Maximum enrollment, 20.

Standing Our Ground by Joyce M. Barry

Review of Barry's Book

Second hour : Josh Rosenau Title: Programs and Policy Director Education for the National Center for Science Education. He is a Doctoral candidate, University of Kansas (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology); he received his B.A., University of Chicago (Biology). Josh Rosenau has been a Programs and Policy Director since 2007. Areas of expertise: biological diversity, evolutionary biology, mammalogy, entomology, biogeography, evolution education policy, legal and constitutional barriers to creationism in public schools, creationism and intelligent design, Islamic creationism, textbook adoption issues, science communication, informal science education, science policy, science denial.

Publications include: "Leap of Faith: Intelligent Design’s Trajectory After Dover" (University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy), "Don't Mess with Textbooks" (SEED), and "Climate Change Preps for Its Scopes Trial" (Science Progress). Speeches: "Science Denial and Science Policy", "Dobzhansky was right: Defeating anti-evolutionism in the classroom", "From the Pillars of Islam to the Pillars of Creation", "Leap of Faith: Intelligent Design’s trajectory after Dover"

Since joining NCSE in 2007, he has defended honest and accurate science education by working with grassroots groups from Florida to Texas, testifying before school boards, organizing scientists and concerned citizens, meeting with legislators, and speaking with journalists across the country. Josh got his first taste of the conflict over evolution education as a graduate student at the University of Kansas. When creationists on the Kansas board of education tried to undermine evolution education in 2005, Josh worked with grassroots groups and the media to improve public understanding of the issues. The board ultimately reversed its anti-evolution standards. Josh's doctoral studies focused on the ways competition shapes the ecological niche and geographical ranges of species. As an undergrad, he researched the evolutionary relationships between Philippine rodent species based on phallic morphology

The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is a not-for-profit, membership organization providing information and resources for schools, parents, and concerned citizens working to keep evolution and climate science in public school science education. We educate the press and public about the scientific and educational aspects of controversies surrounding the teaching of evolution and climate change, and supply needed information and advice to defend good science education at local, state, and national levels. Our 5000 members are scientists, teachers, clergy, and citizens with diverse religious and political affiliations.

NCSE homepage

What does NCSE do?

Science League of America blog

Resources & tips for climate change in the classroom

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Broadcasts on 1/7 & 1/12, 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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View the entire Roundtable here

First Hour : Patrick Serfass has led the American Biogas Council since its creation in early 2010 when 22 companies came together to form a new biogas organization. Patrick co-led the formal creation of the ABC in close coordination with these companies, laying the foundation for the first U.S. biogas trade association dedicated to building business in biogas and anaerobic digestion. In its first year, the ABC grew to over 60 companies and by the end of the second, over 140. In 2011, the Board of Directors elected Patrick to serve as Executive Director where he continues today. He provides guidance to the Board of Directors and with his staff, manages the activities of the American Biogas Council. Patrick is a member for the Canadian Standards Association Technical Committee for Digester/Landfill/Biogas Generation & Utilization an Advisory Committee for the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy and the Transportation Advisory Committee for the American Council On Renewable Energy.

Patrick has over 12 years of clean energy, engineering and marketing experience mostly through Technology Transition Corporation (TTC), which provides ABC's staff and management. As Vice President and COO of TTC, Patrick has managed trade associations focused on hydrogen, fuel cells and solar energy and served a variety of technical, communications and management roles within them. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College.

American Biogas Council

Biogas 101

2013 Priorities

BioGas Benefits

Operational BioGas Systems in US

Anerobic Digestion of Compostable Bags

AGSTAR

NYC Food Waste Challenge

Second Hour : Shawn Garvey is the Vice President of CleanWorld – a leading developer of Anaerobic Digestion facilities in the United States and co-founder of the BioEnergy Association of California. CleanWorld partners with businesses and communities to convert organic waste to renewable energy, soil enhancement products, and other valuable byproducts using proprietary technologies that are scalable, cost-efficient, and effective. CleanWorld has patented a modular Anaerobic Digestion system that lowers cost and will place a commercial-scale facility on-line in less than 180 days. CleanWorld designed, built and operates the 40,000 TPY Sacramento Biodigester and the 10,000 TPY American River Packaging Biodigester facilities in Sacramento, and has recently broken ground on the 20,000 TPY UC Davis READ project.

Shawn is the founder of The Grant Farm, executing award winning public fund campaigns for businesses seeking public funding partnerships for transformative renewable energy and transportation projects. The company has successfully raised nearly $400 million from a wide variety of state and federal agencies.

The BioEnergy Association of California focuses on promoting community-scale bioenergy generation from organic waste sources through policy advocacy, public education and outreach, research and communication of industry best practices. Bioenergy includes electricity, biogas, renewable liquid fuels, and combined heat and power. Organic waste sources include dairy and agricultural waste, food and food processing wastes, other organic urban wastes, wastewater treatment, forest biomass and water treatment gas and wastes. Using these sources for bioenergy generation reduces greenhouse gas emissions and wildfire risks, and diverts material from landfills.

Bioenergy Association of California

2013 symposium

Clean World Web Site

Clean World's Food to Energy Project Wins International Award

San Jose Project

How Does BioGas Plant Work

College Student Project

The Grant Farm

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Broadcasts on 12/31 2013 & 1/5 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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View the entire Roundtable here

11/19/13 Special 2 hour : What to do About Food Waste . Featuring 3 guests within the Green Local 175 , each handling the problem a bit differenly .

First guest starting at 7 p.m. : Tyler Holloway is the Senior Recycling Officer and Co-Founder of Empire Zero.

Tyler helped start Empire Zero in April of 2012 in order to bring the food waste recycling and composting movement to the Capital Region of New York. He found while at school at SUNY Geneseo that no one was providing this type of service anywhere in New York. With that inspiration, Empire Zero started with institutional partners like Schenectady County Community College’s culinary school and Ellis Hospital and has been expanding to include smaller customers such as local restaurants like the Albany Pump Station. Empire Zero works with local compost facilities in order to keep the material as local as possible and reduce the number of food waste miles. Currently Empire Zero services from Saratoga Springs down to Kingston and from Schenectady out to Pittsfield, Mass.

Empire Zero now brings around 100 tons a month to local compost facilities and added a residential program in July of this year for the Capital Region. Empire Zero also tackles the difficulties of incorporating a composting program head on by providing training and education programs with all of its commercial customers, as well as participating in local farmers markets and events to discuss the benefits of composting and diverting food waste from the landfill.

Empire Zero Waste

Residential Services

Second Guest: Michael Amadori founder of Full Circle Feed. Michael Amadori grew up near Buffalo, NY and as an Eagle Scout learned early on the importance of environmental stewardship. His desire to create change led him to join the Americops where he worked on a variety of environmental projects. In May of 2012 he graduated from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with his M.S. in Ecological Engineering. Prior to graduation, he was one of the winners at the Syracuse University IDEA student business plan competition. The funds and mentorship awarded from the prize were used to found Full Circle Feed.

As part of his master’s-degree thesis at SUNY-ESF, Amadori developed a system to convert food waste into pellets to be used for fish feed. Amadori later adapted his idea to create a system that converts leftover food scraps into dog treats. In June 2012, Full Circle Feed says they use high quality leftover people food as the primary ingredient in our dog treats and that they don't use any animal "by-products", cheap fillers, or artificial flavoring.

Full Circle Feed

Third Guest : Graham Fennie founded Epiphergy in his barn five years ago. Epiphergy's sustainable processes maximize the value of organic waste that would otherwise be targeted for area landfills. Epiphergy upcycles food waste and turns it into three high value products: advanced biofuels, animal feed and organic compost. Fennie says waste doesn't have to be wasted! It's a valuable resource that Epiphergy can transform into useful, environmentally-friendly products, Epiphergy works with organic waste; waste that typically comes from plant-based matter. Examples include yard trimmings, food scraps and agricultural residues. We can also process unconsumable products that food manufacturers and processing plants occasionally need to get rid of.

They've linked up with Community Composting in the Rochester area which will provide residential pickup of compost fodder. They'll give subscribers a bucket for food scraps and other organic materials and they'll make weekly pickups, They'll charge $5 to $7 per pickup. )In return, subscribers will receive credits based on the amount of waste they generate. They'll be able to redeem the credits through a web-based store for loose compost or small kitchen herb plants. Community Composting will take the scraps to Epiphergy to turn the waste into compost, animal feed, and ethanol.

The company employs four full time workers and is poised for expansion at multiple local sites. Fennie also envisions tapping into fertile markets like Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C. in the coming years. Fennie says they are also expanding their services and now take traditional recyclables that aren't organic waste. We can now process plastic, glass and aluminum. He says he is proud to say, none of our service contracts are dependent on subsidies, regulation, incentives or tax credits.

Epiphergy

How Much Waste is There?

Other Food Waste Links :

EPA Food Waste Site

USDA

Europe Food Waste

Iowa Food Waste Reduction Center

Study Food Waste to Ethanol

2007 Findland Food Waste to Ethanol

Marion, Iowa Trashinol

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Broadcasts on 12/24 & 29th, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Hour: John Slade received a PhD in literature from Stanford University in 1974. He has taught all aspects of English in the United States, on the island of St. Croix in the Caribbean, in Norway above the polar circle, and in St. Petersburg, Russia. As an author, Slade has published several books on the twin themes of climate change and clean energy. His books are novels, in which he weaves extensive research into a vibrant story.

His most recent ebook is titled "Melting at One End, Bleeding at the Other". This unique and powerful novel portrays our world today, from the civil war in Syria . . . to the melting polar ice cap. Slade introduces us to Rashida, a 16-year-old Arab girl living in a camp for refugees from the war in Syria and Johan Erik, a 16-year-old Norwegian boy who grew up on his grandfather's fishing boat. They will meet each other . . . and begin to change the world.

This ebook, with 42 gorgeous photographs from a fishing village in northern Norway, is available around the world on Amazon:

More about John Slade & publications

Second Hour : Invasive Species Program Coordinator Rob Williams. Rob is educated as a freshwater biologist (Brockport State University) and has extensive experience in working with invasive species, water quality assessments, Nonpoint source pollution abatement, natural resource management and strategic planning. Rob is one of the co-founders of the Finger Lakes – Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance and co-founder of the Lake Ontario Coastal Initiative. His professional experience includes work with the Dept. of Environmental Conservation, NYS Soil and Water Conservation Districts and New York State Sea Grant Extension. He has received over $3 million in project funding from, US-EPA, USDA, New York State and private funding for work on water resources and nonpoint source pollution. Currently Williams holds two titles; one as a Conservation Practitioner for the Central & Western New York Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and another as the Invasive Species Program Coordinator of the SLELO-PRISM.

The St. Lawrence - Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership For Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO PRISM) was formed in 2005 to combat the spread of invasives and mitigate associated threats. Our overall mission is to protect the natural and cultural integrity of aquatic and terrestrial areas in Jefferson, Oswego, Oneida, St. Lawrence, and Lewis counties from invasive species. Formally recognized by the state in 2011, our PRISM has made tremendous progress towards the prevention of new species and the management of existing species within the PRISM.

SLELO provides region-wide coordination for invasive species monitoring and management across the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems within our 7,600-square mile PRISM region

SLELO

Invasive Species in NYS

Animals

Aquatic

More Info From DEC

USDA Invasive Species Info

Sea Grant Tackles Problem

SLELO Partnership

Power Point Presentation

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Broadcasts on 12/17 & 12/22 , 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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View the entire Roundtable here

First Hour : Susan Noble is the Exec. Dir for the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park known as the Technology Farm. but they are not a part of Cornell in order to protect the Intellectual property of the tenants. The Technology Farm has grown to 13 companies and the Finger Lakes Community colleges Viticulture Program which will be moving into their new building at the end of 2014. She began her career as a teacher but somehow evolved into an assistant director which after two directors left, she inherited the position. Noble spent 5 years learning how to do this from Pleasant Rowland, creator of the American Girl Doll and renovator or Aurora NY.

The companies in the Park & Farm are very innovative start ups developing products that are new to the market. The poster child is Greg Woodworth, developer of Butternut squash seed oil, originally working with the food venture of Cornell University. Not only did he take a waste product and develop a high end culinary oil but his waste goes to a pig farm. They have actually found a home for almost all of our waste products.

The largest tenant is Cheribundi. Maker of a healthy line of juices based on the benefits of tart cherries. We also have on site soft ware developers,IT professionals, hay producers and consultants The organization just received word that they are one of the 10 Certified Incubators, receiving a $125,000 grant for NYS in the last round of Regional Economic Development council awards.

More About the Tech Farm

Tenants List

Fruit & Vegatable Pilot Processing Plant

Northeast Center For Food Entrepeneurship

Financial Resources

Technical Guide for Food Ventures

GapsNet

Second Hour : John Liddy currently serves as Entrepreneur in Residence Syracuse University, Le Moyne College, Cayuga Community College, and Mohawk Community College helping these institutions advance student entrepreneurial activity and engagement through innovative coursework and hands on activities both on and off campus. As part of his efforts in helping create and evolve these programs, Liddy directs the Syracuse Student Sandbox – a summer program that has grown to include over 80 student teams and over 100 business professionals from the community. Additionally, Liddy works with experienced community entrepreneurs (generally with revenues between $500,000 and $10,000,000). Over the last two years he has helped 30 of these companies create strategic growth plans through facilitation of the SBA’s e200 program in Syracuse.

The Syracuse Student Sandbox is a unique business incubator that gives aspiring student entrepreneurs the resources to make their visions a reality. The objective of the Sandbox is to accelerate the process of ideation, development and deployment through mentoring and coaching. The twelve week experiential based program has an end-goal of producing revenue generating entities or investment ready firms.

Culminating in “Demo Day”, the program provides coaching, mentoring, educational programming, physical space, access to subject matter experts and investors. A full time entrepreneur in residence guides teams through the program and serves as a coach and conduit to the community. Each team has up to five assigned mentors who are entrepreneurs, professors, technologists, subject matter experts, attorneys and accountants.

Syracuse Student Sandbox

2013 Teams in the Sandbox

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Broadcasts on 12/3 & 12/8 & 12/15, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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[ Tip: On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 WPNR 90.7 FM's public affairs program Green Local 175 LIVE, presented a round table composed of local media personalities discussing the area's recent elections. The program included panelists : Don Dudley, News Director at WUTR TV, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Publisher, Utica Phoenix, and Robert Cardillo, Utica College Adjunct Professor and former Utica Mayoral Candidate.]

View the entire Roundtable here

First Guest : Ray Hessinger, PE has been Director, Freight & Passenger Rail Bureau, NYSDOT since 2007. his duties include the overseeing of programs in support of freight and passenger rail improvements, including capital grants to freight railroads and operating subsidies for Amtrak and to develop statewide transportation policy related to rail transportation. Mr. hessinger is Co-chair of DOT/DEC team tasked with review of the Remsen – Lake Placid Unit Management Plan. Ray has more than 24 years service with NYSDOT

Hessinger's educational achievements include a BS in Civil Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1989 and he has been a licensed professional engineer since 1994. Among his affiliations are : Oversight Committee Member, National Cooperative Rail Research Program Executive Board Member, Next Generation Equipment Committee, Member, AASHTO Standing Committee on Rail Transportation

Hessinger Power Point Presentation

Remsen - Lake Placid Travel Corridor

1996 Final Management Plan

DOT Map of NY State Railroads

DEC New York State Snowmobile Trails

Rail Trails in New York State

Second Guest : Russell Nelson is a railfan, mostly of abandoned railroads converted to rail-trails, which he rides as often as he can. He works for Clarkson University doing water quality instrumentation. His current list of bicycled rail-trails is here

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Broadcasts on 11/26 & 12/1, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

You can tweet your questions and/or comments to @greenlocal175 (www.twitter.com/greenlocal175)

[ Tip: On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 WPNR 90.7 FM's public affairs program Green Local 175 LIVE, presented a round table composed of local media personalities discussing the area's recent elections. The program included panelists : Don Dudley, News Director at WUTR TV, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Publisher, Utica Phoenix, and Robert Cardillo, Utica College Adjunct Professor and former Utica Mayoral Candidate.]

View the entire Roundtable here

First Hour : Patrick Serfass has led the American Biogas Council since its creation in early 2010 when 22 companies came together to form a new biogas organization. Patrick co-led the formal creation of the ABC in close coordination with these companies, laying the foundation for the first U.S. biogas trade association dedicated to building business in biogas and anaerobic digestion. In its first year, the ABC grew to over 60 companies and by the end of the second, over 140. In 2011, the Board of Directors elected Patrick to serve as Executive Director where he continues today. He provides guidance to the Board of Directors and with his staff, manages the activities of the American Biogas Council. Patrick is a member for the Canadian Standards Association Technical Committee for Digester/Landfill/Biogas Generation & Utilization an Advisory Committee for the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy and the Transportation Advisory Committee for the American Council On Renewable Energy.

Patrick has over 12 years of clean energy, engineering and marketing experience mostly through Technology Transition Corporation (TTC), which provides ABC's staff and management. As Vice President and COO of TTC, Patrick has managed trade associations focused on hydrogen, fuel cells and solar energy and served a variety of technical, communications and management roles within them. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College.

American Biogas Council

Biogas 101

2013 Priorities

BioGas Benefits

Operational BioGas Systems in US

Anerobic Digestion of Compostable Bags

AGSTAR

NYC Food Waste Challenge

Second Hour : Shawn Garvey is the Vice President of CleanWorld – a leading developer of Anaerobic Digestion facilities in the United States and co-founder of the BioEnergy Association of California. CleanWorld partners with businesses and communities to convert organic waste to renewable energy, soil enhancement products, and other valuable byproducts using proprietary technologies that are scalable, cost-efficient, and effective. CleanWorld has patented a modular Anaerobic Digestion system that lowers cost and will place a commercial-scale facility on-line in less than 180 days. CleanWorld designed, built and operates the 40,000 TPY Sacramento Biodigester and the 10,000 TPY American River Packaging Biodigester facilities in Sacramento, and has recently broken ground on the 20,000 TPY UC Davis READ project.

Shawn is the founder of The Grant Farm, executing award winning public fund campaigns for businesses seeking public funding partnerships for transformative renewable energy and transportation projects. The company has successfully raised nearly $400 million from a wide variety of state and federal agencies.

The BioEnergy Association of California focuses on promoting community-scale bioenergy generation from organic waste sources through policy advocacy, public education and outreach, research and communication of industry best practices. Bioenergy includes electricity, biogas, renewable liquid fuels, and combined heat and power. Organic waste sources include dairy and agricultural waste, food and food processing wastes, other organic urban wastes, wastewater treatment, forest biomass and water treatment gas and wastes. Using these sources for bioenergy generation reduces greenhouse gas emissions and wildfire risks, and diverts material from landfills.

Bioenergy Association of California

2013 symposium

Clean World Web Site

Clean World's Food to Energy Project Wins International Award

San Jose Project

How Does BioGas Plant Work

College Student Project

The Grant Farm

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Broadcasts on 11/19 & 11/24, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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[ Tip: On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 WPNR 90.7 FM's public affairs program Green Local 175 LIVE, presented a round table composed of local media personalities discussing the area's recent elections. The program included panelists : Don Dudley, News Director at WUTR TV, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Publisher, Utica Phoenix, and Robert Cardillo, Utica College Adjunct Professor and former Utica Mayoral Candidate.]

View the entire Roundtable here

11/19/13 Special 2 hour : What to do About Food Waste . Featuring 3 guests within the Green Local 175 , each handling the problem a bit differenly .

First guest starting at 7 p.m. : Tyler Holloway is the Senior Recycling Officer and Co-Founder of Empire Zero.

Tyler helped start Empire Zero in April of 2012 in order to bring the food waste recycling and composting movement to the Capital Region of New York. He found while at school at SUNY Geneseo that no one was providing this type of service anywhere in New York. With that inspiration, Empire Zero started with institutional partners like Schenectady County Community College’s culinary school and Ellis Hospital and has been expanding to include smaller customers such as local restaurants like the Albany Pump Station. Empire Zero works with local compost facilities in order to keep the material as local as possible and reduce the number of food waste miles. Currently Empire Zero services from Saratoga Springs down to Kingston and from Schenectady out to Pittsfield, Mass.

Empire Zero now brings around 100 tons a month to local compost facilities and added a residential program in July of this year for the Capital Region. Empire Zero also tackles the difficulties of incorporating a composting program head on by providing training and education programs with all of its commercial customers, as well as participating in local farmers markets and events to discuss the benefits of composting and diverting food waste from the landfill.

Empire Zero Waste

Residential Services

Second Guest: Michael Amadori founder of Full Circle Feed. Michael Amadori grew up near Buffalo, NY and as an Eagle Scout learned early on the importance of environmental stewardship. His desire to create change led him to join the Americops where he worked on a variety of environmental projects. In May of 2012 he graduated from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with his M.S. in Ecological Engineering. Prior to graduation, he was one of the winners at the Syracuse University IDEA student business plan competition. The funds and mentorship awarded from the prize were used to found Full Circle Feed.

As part of his master’s-degree thesis at SUNY-ESF, Amadori developed a system to convert food waste into pellets to be used for fish feed. Amadori later adapted his idea to create a system that converts leftover food scraps into dog treats. In June 2012, Full Circle Feed says they use high quality leftover people food as the primary ingredient in our dog treats and that they don't use any animal "by-products", cheap fillers, or artificial flavoring.

Full Circle Feed

Third Guest : Graham Fennie founded Epiphergy in his barn five years ago. Epiphergy's sustainable processes maximize the value of organic waste that would otherwise be targeted for area landfills. Epiphergy upcycles food waste and turns it into three high value products: advanced biofuels, animal feed and organic compost. Fennie says waste doesn't have to be wasted! It's a valuable resource that Epiphergy can transform into useful, environmentally-friendly products, Epiphergy works with organic waste; waste that typically comes from plant-based matter. Examples include yard trimmings, food scraps and agricultural residues. We can also process unconsumable products that food manufacturers and processing plants occasionally need to get rid of.

They've linked up with Community Composting in the Rochester area which will provide residential pickup of compost fodder. They'll give subscribers a bucket for food scraps and other organic materials and they'll make weekly pickups, They'll charge $5 to $7 per pickup. )In return, subscribers will receive credits based on the amount of waste they generate. They'll be able to redeem the credits through a web-based store for loose compost or small kitchen herb plants. Community Composting will take the scraps to Epiphergy to turn the waste into compost, animal feed, and ethanol.

The company employs four full time workers and is poised for expansion at multiple local sites. Fennie also envisions tapping into fertile markets like Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C. in the coming years. Fennie says they are also expanding their services and now take traditional recyclables that aren't organic waste. We can now process plastic, glass and aluminum. He says he is proud to say, none of our service contracts are dependent on subsidies, regulation, incentives or tax credits.

Epiphergy

How Much Waste is There?

Other Food Waste Links :

EPA Food Waste Site

USDA

Europe Food Waste

Iowa Food Waste Reduction Center

Study Food Waste to Ethanol

2007 Findland Food Waste to Ethanol

Marion, Iowa Trashinol

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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Broadcasts on 11/12 & 11/17, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 WPNR 90.7 FM's public affairs program Green Local 175 LIVE, will present a round table composed of local media personalities to discuss the area's recent elections. The program will start at 7 p.m. and will include panelists : Don Dudley, News Director at WUTR TV, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Publisher, Utica Phoenix, and Robert Cardillo, Utica College Adjunct Professor and former Utica Mayoral Candidate.

Video of the Entire Roundtable

The public is encouraged to participate in the program by tweeting a question or comment to @greenlocal175 or by using #greenlocal175

Host Richard Morris says "the station and show allow me to provide an on-going forum that brings people together to discuss important issues in-depth and unencumbered by commercial considerations."

First Hour & Part of Second : 3 Guests

Robert Cardillo holds a Law Degree from the University of West Los Angeles and is a graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University where he is currently an adjunct professor. He currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of the Cardinal Organization, a government affairs and public policy consulting firm. He has twice run for Mayor of the City of Utica .

Bob is an accomplished executive with extensive senior management experience in both the public and private sector. He has served as Disaster Recovery Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) representing the South East region. He also served as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development where he coordinated HUD's federal disaster response activities in Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Cardillo previously served as HUD's Director of Community Planning and Development in New York City where he managed the federal disaster monies that aided the recovery of Lower Manhattan following the 9/11 attacks. Prior to serving in the Federal Government, Cardillo worked for Mayor Rudolph Giuliani managing New York City's public affairs activities for the NYCOTB Corporation.

Bob gained his economic development expertise here in the Mohawk Valley as the Director and Regional Director of the New York State Power Authority and the New York State Empire State Development Corporation. He was CEO/President of International Marking Group INC, an OEM Manufacturing company selling high tech marking equipment to the aerospace and automotive industry internationally. He also was President of Columbia Place Development Corporation, a commercial Real-estate development company in Upstate NY. Earlier in his career, Mr. Cardillo worked on Capitol Hill as Legislative Assistant to Congressman Donald J. Mitchell.

The Cardinal Center LLC is a public affairs & government relations consulting firm specializing in business development, public policy consulting and strategic planning. They provide the guidance and connections for clients who wish to do business with governmental entities. They use their connections and experience to promote a company or issue to the appropriate public policy officials.

Cardinal Center LLC

Don Dudley holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University and serves as Anchor & News Director at WUTR/WFXV/WPNY. Dudley is an award-winning broadcast journalist with more than 25 years of professional experience. His prior employment has included serving as News Director and anchor-reporter for WRNN-TV and The Regional News Network in New York City. He also served as Creative Consultant in developing VERIZON’S FiOS 1 News. He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland.

Dudley has been a member of the National Press Club, the White House Correspondents Association, and served as President of the Society of Professional Journalists in Washington, DC. He has been recognized for his work at the local, state, and national level by the Associated Press, the New York Association of Broadcasters, NASTAS, SPJ, NAB, and others.

WUTR-TV

Cassandra Harris-Lockwood is President and CEO of For the Good Inc. and Publisher of the Utica Phoenix.For the Good invites collaboration with individuals, businesses, other not-for-profits, and the greater Utica community on youth empowerment and economic development projects. We strive to give under-represented Utica residents a voice, and facilitate a better quality of life for the entire community. Since 2002, in the great American tradition of grassroots publications, the Utica Phoenix takes its place among those independent newspapers speaking the voice and view of the often unheard

Cassandra Harris-Lockwood was educated in local schools and was very active in student government and social activism from an early age. Graduating from Kirkland in 1974 she worked for several years in NYC in the fields of the performing, martial and healing arts.

Since returning to the area in 1979 to marry attorney Steve Lockwood she has worked extensively in the inner city to improve the lives of the under-served who live there. In 2002 Ms. Harris-Lockwood founded For The Good, Inc. a not for profit, that publishes the Utica Phoenix, operates the Study Buddy Club, the Community Gardens and the Oneida County Black History Archive.

For the Good, Inc.

Utica Phoenix Newspaper

Second Hour: Contributor Don Stebbins does his editorial for this week. We'll also talk about some extemely interesting environmental news to round out the hour.

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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Broadcasts on 11/5 & 11/10, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Hour: Alex Thomas is director of the center for small city and rural studies at Utica college. He has published eight books dealing with cities, small towns, and the rural areas that surround them. His first book, In Gotham's Shadow, published in 2003, dealt with the changes in the economy of central New York, focusing on Utica and Cooperstown. Besides being director of the center, Thomas is a lecturer in anthropology and sociology at Utica College, where he teaches in the Masters of Liberal Studies program, as well as a professor of sociology at SUNY Oneonta.

The Center for Small City and Rural Studies is a social science research center that examines issues of relevance to smaller metropolitan and non-metropolitan communities. Located at Utica College in Utica, New York, the center brings together scholars throughout central New York State and beyond to explore topics related to social and economic systems as they affect non-elite communities.

The Utica Center sponsors a number of research projects conducted with its fellows, affiliates, and students. As an urban research center, the institute is concerned with all aspects of urbanization that affect smaller metropolitan areas and their hinterlands. There are, however, two main themes that energize our activities.

Although not limited in focus to cities in upstate New York, the institute pays close attention to its own home region. As early as 1800 water power along upstate streams was being harnessed for industrial activities, such as the mills in New York Mills just west of Utica. With the building of the Erie Canal, this trickle of industrial activity became a flood as upstate products worked their way to Buffalo and the interior of North America and to New York and the global economy beyond. By the mid-twentieth century a variety of products in upstate New York were transforming the American economy, including the first commercial computer in the world (Utica), the first air conditioners (Syracuse), the invention of photography and, later, photocopying (Rochester), and the earliest experimentation with electricity (Schenectady and Niagara Falls).

The center also hopes to identify, document and establish a theoretical foundation for the understanding of the factors that contribute to social, cultural and economic change emerging from smaller cities and towns. While this project emphasizes the historical dimensions as well as contemporary representations of “progress,” it also hopes to propose avenues of developing a civil society composed of prosperous and self-sufficient communities.

UC Center for Small Cities & Rural Studies

Visual Community Studies

Benefits of High Speed Rail

Second Hour: Justin Williams is the founder of CNY Solar, Inc. Justin was a member of the National Guard and was trained as an electrician at the base in Aberdeen, Maryland. Following technical school Justin took courses through the Environmental Science program at SUNY Plattsburgh. He was called to active duty 2 times during his time at Plattsburgh and made the decision to pursue alternative education that could accommodate his military demands. He became an apprentice through the IBEW Joint Apprenticeship Training Program in Albany, NY beginning in 2002. In 2005 he relocated to the Syracuse area and completed his joint apprenticeship training program in 2007. After working a couple of years as a journeyman electrician Justin made the decision to pursue his dream of starting his own business in the field of renewable energy. He trained under a NYSERDA certified installer and pursued his own certification as a NYSERDA installer. That is when he founded the company, CNY Solar. Justin is NABCEP certified. He has taught solar energy, PV, and installation courses at the JATC for Local IBEW 43. He is currently an approved NYSERDA trade ally for both solar PV and solar hot water.

Four years ago, CNY Solar established and built its business in Canastota, NY. We were chosen as the contractor for Solarize Madison County and this turned out to be a huge success. In addition, we launched a Go Solar Mohawk Valley program this past summer that has also proven to bring a lot of interest and educated a lot of people on the benefits of going solar at various seminars throughout the area.

As a company, we have found a way to offer solar in a way that makes financial sense by offering variety of financing opportunities to reduce the upfront costs. We have NABCEP certified employees and employees that are NYSERDA certified for solar PV and solar hot water.

We have recently expanded on our office space to accommodate our growing business. We have a total of 6 working systems at our Canastota location and welcome customers to come view and gain education as to how each system works. We are approaching a zero net energy facility and will be adding an off-grid system to our new office space this year! Currently 90% of our electricity comes from our on-site photovoltaic arrays. With the new system the solar energy offset will increase to 100%.

CNY Solar

PV Systems by County in NYS & Lots of statistics

NYSERDA programs

NY Sun Initiative

DEC Information

Solar Incentives & Rebates for 2013

Clean Power Estimator for Residential

Clean Power Estimator for Commercial

POV: Why PV System "Projects Don't Make a Whole Lot of Sense"

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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Broadcasts on 10/29 & 11/3, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Hour: Dimitar Todorov P.E. LEED A.P. BD+C, Assistant Professor, Construction Management Program, Utica College: Todorov is a civil engineer with more than 15 years of professional experience. He grew up in an engineering family and was introduced early into the engineering and construction management practices while visiting infrastructure projects managed by his father and learning structural design from his mother. Dimitar received a B.S. and a M.S. in Civil Engineering with honors from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia, Bulgaria and is finishing his PhD in Civil Engineering at Syracuse University. The focus of his research is on evaluation of the effectiveness of constructed vegetated roofs and rain gardens for removal of pollutants and reduction of storm water discharge.

Dimitar is a licensed professional engineer in New York State and holds a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED A.P. BD+C) certification from the United States Green Building Council.

Utica College Construction Management Dept.

Save the Rain

Syracuse COE Green Roof

Green Roofs Affect Water Quality

2013 Green Roof Awards

How green Roofs Work

EPA Green Roof Info

Green Roof PDF

Video of Green Roofs

Green Roofs Compendium

Second Hour : Invasive Species Program Coordinator Rob Williams. Rob is educated as a freshwater biologist (Brockport State University) and has extensive experience in working with invasive species, water quality assessments, Nonpoint source pollution abatement, natural resource management and strategic planning. Rob is one of the co-founders of the Finger Lakes – Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance and co-founder of the Lake Ontario Coastal Initiative. His professional experience includes work with the Dept. of Environmental Conservation, NYS Soil and Water Conservation Districts and New York State Sea Grant Extension. He has received over $3 million in project funding from, US-EPA, USDA, New York State and private funding for work on water resources and nonpoint source pollution. Currently Williams holds two titles; one as a Conservation Practitioner for the Central & Western New York Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and another as the Invasive Species Program Coordinator of the SLELO-PRISM.

The St. Lawrence - Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership For Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO PRISM) was formed in 2005 to combat the spread of invasives and mitigate associated threats. Our overall mission is to protect the natural and cultural integrity of aquatic and terrestrial areas in Jefferson, Oswego, Oneida, St. Lawrence, and Lewis counties from invasive species. Formally recognized by the state in 2011, our PRISM has made tremendous progress towards the prevention of new species and the management of existing species within the PRISM.

SLELO provides region-wide coordination for invasive species monitoring and management across the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems within our 7,600-square mile PRISM region

SLELO

Invasive Species in NYS

Animals

Aquatic

More Info From DEC

USDA Invasive Species Info

Sea Grant Tackles Problem

SLELO Partnership

Power Point Presentation

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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Broadcasts on 10/22 & 27th, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First hour : Ryan W. Hunt is Director of Research and Development and Co-Founder of ALGIX, LLC. He holds a B.S. in Physics and a M.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from the University of Georgia. Mr. Hunt has been involved with research in the UGA, Biorefining and Carbon Cycling Program. He has over five years of research experience on algae biomass production, wastewater treatment from agricultural and industrial sources, phyto-hormone research, photosynthetic optimization using LED’s and chlorophyll fluorescence feedback method and system, algae harvesting using flocculation, centrifugation and filtration, downstream processing, drying, milling, pelletization, bioplastic formulation, compounding and conversion of algae via extrusion, compression and injection molding of over 300 algal-based formulations. Ryan has published five journal articles and holds four patents on algae-related technologies.

Algix Homepage

Algix Process Video

Bioplastics Workshop

Second hour : Dr. B. Greg Mitchell is a Research Biologist and Senior Lecturer at the University of California - San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). Dr. Mitchell received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors in aquatic biology from the University of Texas at Austin and in 1987 he received his doctoral degree in Biological Oceanography from the University of Southern California. After a year as a postdoctoral research scientist at SIO he joined the permanent research scientist staff as a biologist.

From 1990-1992 Dr. Mitchell served the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as Program Manager for the Ocean Biochemistry Program and Program Scientist for the SeaWiFS and MODIS ocean color satellite missions. His research on phytoplankton photosynthesis, phytoplankton growth models, plankton ecology, ocean optics and satellite remote sensing has been sponsored by NASA, the Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

As the leader of the Scripps Photobiology Group, his present research focuses on use of satellites to monitor change in global ocean ecosystems, including the impact of the El Nino cycle on the California Current, and future changes in the primary production of the Antarctic Ocean caused by glacial melt associated with climate change.

Dr. Mitchell has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and more than 175 conference proceedings or abstracts for national and international scientific meetings. For more than 2 decades he has promoted mass culture of algae to mitigate CO2 and wastewater nutrient loading, and to create biomass for fuel and animal food. He is currently active in coordinating research and commercial demonstration of algae mass culture for biofuel and CO2 abatement. The focus of his research on algae commercial applications is optimization of yields of bioenergy molecules in the light-temperature-nutrient matrix that regulates algae growth, numerical modeling of the yield optimization, and design of closed and open photobioreactors that optimize yields. More details can be found here about the Photobiology Group at Scripps

Mitchell's Publications

What are Algae video

Why Algae video

Professor Mayfield TEdx talk on algae

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].

Broadcasts on 10/15 & 20th, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

You can tweet your questions and/or comments to @greenlocal175 (www.twitter.com/greenlocal175)

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WPNR 90.7 FM Announces "Not You Father's Debate Night"

On Tuesday evening 10/15/13 from 7 to 9 p.m. WPNR 90.7 FM will host 2 one hour commercial free debates during the Green Local 175 LIVE program.

From 7 to 8 p.m. the 2 candidates for the office of the Comptroller for the City of Utica, Bill Morehouse and Jim Zecca will take place.

From 8 to 9 p.m. candidates for the City of Utica's 3rd Ward Common Council seat , Jason Flemma & Daniel Trevisani will debate.

*This broadcast will be replayed on Sunday morning 10/2013 from 9 to 11 a.m.. In addition, mp3 audio files will be posted on this site shortly after the debate has ended.

Here's the full unedited 2 hour show

During both hours each candidate will be given a 2 minute opening and closing statement. Order will be determined in advance by a coin toss. That's where the similarity to old boring style debates ends. In between open and closing statements will be a free wheeling political discussion led by Green Local 175 LIVE's Richard Morris. Non answers and obfuscation will not be allowed.

First Hour : candidates for the office of the Comptroller of the City of Utica:

William Morehouse : (Independence Party) is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and worked for many years as an independent insurance agent with Morcy-Morehouse Inc.. Bill has recently sold that business Morehouse was elected as an Oneida County legislator in 2003. He is currently president of the Utica Common Council.

Morehouse started curling for the Utica Curling Club in 1972. He finished seventh in the 2005 U.S. National Championships and 2005 U.S. Olympic Trials. He was a semifinalist in the 1995 and 2000 Mixed National Championships.[Morehouse called the first USA Curling match broadcast live on the Internet during the 2000 Mixed National Championship final. He also worked with ESPN2 to provide color commentary for the 2006 World Championships programs. In 2008, he was the color commentator for CBS College Sports Network's coverage of the 2008 Ford World Men's Curling Championship, calling the games alongside play by play announcer Andrew Catalon.

Morehouse and his wife Deb have two children, Margaret and Billy.

He can be reached via e-mail 1234more@roadrunner.com

Jim Zecca : (Democrat & United Utica Party) graduated S.U.N.Y. Cobleskill with an A.A.S. in Environmental Science. He has been the Executive Director of Solid Waste in Madison County for 25 years spearheading one of the most progressive energy reuse programs in the country. Jim has balanced and administered 25 straight department budgets.

His past political experience includes:

Serving as Mayor of the village of Oriskany Falls and as a Village Trustee. In 2005, Zecca scored a landslide victory for Utica’s 2nd Ward city council seat. After three terms in that seat, Zecca ran for the citywide at-large council seat. After winning the primary in 2011, he went on to earn the most votes of any candidate on the ballot in the city’s general election.

Winning September’s Democratic primary with 53% of the vote, Zecca says he is on his way to being the first Democrat Comptroller in nearly a decade.

Zecca has opposed short-term borrowing, depletion of the city’s reserve funds, spending down of the city’s water trust fund and has fought to bring environmental issues to the forefront as a job creation tool – a tool to lower municipal costs and better the environment. Zecca also fought to ensure that the city follows the recommendations given by the New York State Comptroller’s office during the 2012 budget session. Despite this advocacy, and the dismissal of the recommendations by the council and administration, Zecca still plans to work closely with the state Comptroller to help Utica get its fiscal house in order.

Jim is married to his wife, Karen and has a daughter and a stepson.

He can be contacted at 725-3771 and via e-mail Zec101@aol.com For more information go to

Web site: jimzecca.com or

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZeccaForUtica

Second Hour : candidates for the Utica's 3rd Ward Common Council Seat

Jason D. Flemma : (Republican) is a young professional who says he is committed to the area. He graduated with a B.A. from Ithaca College and an J.D. from Hofstra University. His current occupation is that of a lawyer in private practice with an office in Downtown Utica. He is married to Alana Herbowy Flemma, and they live with their 3 year old daughter, 7 month old son and 2 cats on Bonnie Brae in the city of Utica.

Jason Flemma can be contacted at 315-542-5523 or via e-mail jdflemma@gmail.com

Dan Trevisani : (Democrat) was born and raised in Utica, New York. He had a distinguished career with the Utica Fire Department and was the proud recipient of the Firefighter and Law Enforcement of the year awards. Dan was the founder and President of the Utica Parks Foundation, Inc. which is a private, not-for-profit foundation, which serves as a conduit for funding from private citizens and other grant sources.

Trvisani was also the founder of the Utica Fire Academy, where he worked collaboratively with city leaders and department officials to locate and secure property for the academy training site. Dan says that this almost impossible task became a reality and now attracts Fire Departments from all across New York State. He is a currently a member of the Children’s Museum Board.

He lost a Democratic Primary for Mayor of Utica but was elected as the Oneida CountyLegislator for the 19th District.where he resides with his wife Carrie and their three sons, Haydan, Daniel and Vincent.

He can be reached at Home: 315-939-4449 or via e-mail trevisani25@gmail.com


Broadcasts on 10/8 & 13th, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

You can tweet your questions and/or comments to @greenlocal175 www.twitter.com/greenlocal175

First Hour : Our guest will be Catherine Cardamone from the Central NY Conservancy whose mission is to "Preserve and enhance the natural environment and features of current or historical significance through design, promoting the widest possible range of beneficial uses." The Central New York Conservancy (CNYC) was founded as a New York not-for-profit corporation on June 13, 2002. Since its inception, CNYC's mission has included comprehensive analysis and research of and site restoration in Utica, New York's parks system. The Conservancy promotes healthy, sustainable, public green spaces. It advocates for integrated design and management plans that marry the interests of public users with the health and future of the landscape and community. Long-range goals of the Conservancy focus on the restoration and preservation of multi-use public spaces located primarily in Oneida and Herkimer Counties

Kate Cardamone, has knowledge of plant material and its use in landscape design, developed through years of working with design, installation and maintenance of over five hundred sites. The sites included residential, commercial, municipal, and encompassed wet land mitigation and toxic remediation (phytoremediation). She has been teaching college and graduate courses for thirty years. Ms. Cardamone has been honored with the award of excellence from the graduate program of Landscape Design at Radcliffe College and was distinguished for her teaching at the Landscape Institute Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. She has a working vocabulary of thousands of plants for design and cultural site needs (microclimate, soils, pollutants, water needs). She has worked with public and private organizations in the development of public park spaces for both active and passive use in Utica, NY, Westwood, Ashland, Natick and Boston. Presently, she is a consultant to Central New York Conservancy working on projects in the historic park system in Utica and devoting her lecturing, teaching, and community skills to promote Central New York Conservancy.

Fine Art Vitae:

The Munson Williams Procter Institute Museum School, Utica NY.

Kirkland College (Hamilton). Painting, Art Education. Certified k-12.

Post Graduate:

Harvard University, GSD Drafting, Terrain Analysis, Interior Plantscape

Radcliffe Seminars--four semesters Watercolor Painting

Fitchburg State, Wetland Ecology,

Click to see some of her paintings

Explore the City of Utica'a great parks system

CNY Conservancy

Second Hour : first guest this hour will be Vincent J Bono Chair of the Herkimer County Legislature. Vincent J. Bono was elected to the Herkimer County Legislature and began his tenure, representing District No. 11, in January of 2002. He was elected as Chairman of the Legislature in January of 2012.

Mr. Bono, a resident of the Town of Schuyler, has been very active in the community. He is a member of the Schuyler Volunteer Fire Department all while working full time in the family business, Bono Brothers. He and his wife Rose have three children.

Since joining the Legislature, Mr. Bono has served on the Committees of County Planning & Development,Highways, County Properties, Public Safety/Emergency Management and Finance/Ways & Means. He served as Chairman of the Human Resources Committee and theCounty Planning & Development Committee.

Through his affiliation with the Herkimer County Legislature, Mr. Bono has been a member of Intercounty, acting as Chair of that Committee in 2008.; he is the Chair of GP&L (Government, Policy & Liaison) Committee, a Director of the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District, Chairman of the Alternatives to Incarceration Program and member of the Herkimer County Fire AdvisoryBoard, a director on the Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency as well as many others.

Herkimer County Legislature

Second Hour : second guest is John John F. Calvelli who is the Executive Vice President for the Public Affairs Division of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), a global conservation organization headquartered at the Bronx Zoo dedicated to saving wildlife and wild places. John serves on the Executive Management team that manages the overall organization and he specifically oversees the work of WCS in Government and Community Affairs, Policy, Communications and the WCS digital program.

Prior to joining WCS in 2000, Calvelli served as the senior staff person to Congressman Eliot Engel (D-Bronx) in Washington, DC. As Administrative Assistant/Counsel, he had oversight responsibility for Congressional administrative office functions and oversaw, directed and supervised all legislative initiatives of Rep. Engel during his tenure on the House Energy and Commerce, Foreign Affairs, Science and Education and Labor Committees. Prior to his work in Washington, DC John was chosen to participate in a clinical program with the Civil Division of the Office of then U.S. Attorney Rudolph Giuliani and subsequently served as Associate Counsel to the New York State Assembly.

John was a founder and currently serves as Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Conservation Partnership (ICP), which is comprised of senior public affairs representatives from the major global U.S. conservation organizations. The ICP helps to coordinate policy initiatives with a focus on educating the U.S. Congress and appropriate governmental agencies on global conservation needs. John is also a member of the New York State Environmental Leaders Group, comprised of the senior environmental community leadership dedicated to engaging our political leadership on issues of concern.

John served as a lead member of the negotiation team during the land transfer of 680,000 acres on Tierra del Fuego from Goldman Sachs to the Wildlife Conservation Society in 2003. The first of its kind, this landmark public-private partnership resulted in the creation of Karukinka, a nature preserve that protects key ecological features found in this extraordinary part of the world.

John serves on the Board of New York City and Company, the National Italian American Foundation, the Belmont Business Improvement District, the Picture House Regional Film Center, Bronx Chamber of Commerce, the Preserve Plum Island Coalition and the Westchester Italian Cultural Center. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Food Bank for Westchester, a domestic hunger relief charity, WFUV Radio and CAUSE-NY, a division of The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York's Commission on Intergroup Relations and Community Concerns. On October 15, 1999, the Republic of Italy bestowed the honorific title of Knighthood in the Order of Merit to Calvelli for his work promoting stronger US-Italy relations.

Calvelli graduated from Salesian High School, Fordham University and went on to earn a law degree from Fordham Law School. He is married to Maria DiMeo Calvelli and they have a fourteen year old son, John Domenico, as well as a dog named Felix.

Learn About the Slaughter of the African Elephant estimated at 96 per day or over 35,000 per year!

Wildlife Conservation Society

Editorial byContributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].

Broadcasts on 10/1 & 6 th, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

You can tweet your questions and/or comments to @greenlocal175 www.twitter.com/greenlocal175

First Hour: John Slade received a PhD in literature from Stanford University in 1974. He has taught all aspects of English in the United States, on the island of St. Croix in the Caribbean, in Norway above the polar circle, and in St. Petersburg, Russia. As an author, Slade has published several books on the twin themes of climate change and clean energy. His books are novels, in which he weaves extensive research into a vibrant story.

His most recent ebook is titled "Melting at One End, Bleeding at the Other". This unique and powerful novel portrays our world today, from the civil war in Syria . . . to the melting polar ice cap. Slade introduces us to Rashida, a 16-year-old Arab girl living in a camp for refugees from the war in Syria and Johan Erik, a 16-year-old Norwegian boy who grew up on his grandfather's fishing boat. They will meet each other . . . and begin to change the world.

This ebook, with 42 gorgeous photographs from a fishing village in northern Norway, is available around the world on Amazon:

More about John Slade & publications

Second Hour : Mark Doherty former CEO of Aquavita Farms. The last time we had Mark on the show he was in the process of expanding his Sherril, NY based aquaponics business. Unfortunately , since then the business has been closed. We'll talk about what happened and what Mark Doherty is doing now.

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].


Broadcasts on 9/24th, 29th, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

You can tweet your questions and/or comments to @greenlocal175 www.twitter.com/greenlocal175

An 8 week summer vacation turned into a 16 week medical nightmare but finally :

THE LIGHT HAS RETURNED ..........PRAISE BE THE LIGHT!

Join host Richard Morris & Contributors Don Stebbins & Calvin Chipmunk as they discuss important issues with local, national, and internationally known guests.

Tonight we'll have breaking news about some upcoming guests and debates. Lots of local, state and national issues to talk about as well. Contibutor Calvin also makes his debut tonight.

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].


Broadcasts on 9/17th, 22nd, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. , Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

You can tweet your questions and/or comments to @greenlocal175 www.twitter.com/greenlocal175

An 8 week summer vacation turned into a 16 week medical nightmare but finally :

THE LIGHT HAS RETURNED ..........PRAISE BE THE LIGHT!

Join host Richard Morris & Contributors Don Stebbins & Calvin Chipmunk as they discuss important issues with local, national, and internationally known guests.

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by Mr. Stebbins do not represent the Green Local 175 nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175. The Green local 175 encourages comments and opinions regarding Mr. Stebbins Op-Ed articles. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever without compensation of any kind to the sender.]



About the Green Local 175

Green Local 175 seeks to create a greater degree of environmental awareness and to stimulate and promote green economic development within a 175 mile radius of Utica - Rome. The organization started off with a bang as the first event was a large environmental expo. The Utica Rome Green Expo (URGE) is part of our multi - year Green Local 175 program, which is an educational and economic development campaign to make our region's green economy come alive and thrive.

The first URGE took place during September 2008. We rented a large arena and had 26 exhibitors and 42 speakers ( in 3 concurrent multi-media rooms ), over an entire weekend at our event. Thanks to our network of businesses, organizations, and individuals collaborating for the benefit of our region ; this unique and much needed event was achieved without any taxpayer money. Plans are already underway for the next URGE. We are currently looking for volunteers, whether they be individuals, businesses, or organizations to help make the next URGE a reality.

We will be fostering and promoting green initiatives, projects, products , and services of businesses and organizations in our region, at this event and others (such as the green events we did for Utica Monday Nite) throughout the year. Please contact Richard Morris (event organizer) at 724-6364 or info@grenlocal175.com to get involved and for further information about up coming events.

Our latest venture or vehicle to carry out our mission is Green Local 175 LIVE, which is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast, The show is produced from the studios of WPNR 90.7 FM and broadcast to the Utica-Rome NY area via the FM dial and to the world via our live internet stream. The twice weekly show can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. Join host Richard Morris as he talks with local, state, and national newsmakers and we'll even throw in an occasional Nobel Peace Prize winner! For more information about our scheduled guests and their issues click HERE

WE HAVE THE URGE TO MAKE OUR ECONOMY AND LIVES GREENER AND BETTERTM