As Californians hit the slopes this weekend, what kinds of choices do they have in terms of environmentally-friendly ski resorts? Ski industry reps and conservationists will discuss the environmental impacts of skiing, and debate the best ways to reduce those impacts.
2:00 PM Pacific Time: Fridays
A weekly public affairs show that delivers news and views about the most critical environmental issues across California and globally. From agriculture and wildlife to energy and climate change, industrial pollution to design solutions, Terra Verde brings you stories of struggle and triumph that will determine the future of our planet.
Clean Cars in California The Pavley bill, California’s historic vehicle global warming law, is now under attack by the auto industry. Terre Verde will be in conversation with the BlueWater Network, architect of the Pavley bill; as well as Rainforest Action Network, one of the organizations pressuring Ford Motor Company to produce cleaner cars.
The environmental impact of a proposed new casino near the Oakland Airport. Arthur Feinstein, Director Golden Gate Audubon Society; Daniel Beltran, Chairman of the Lower Lake Tribe Koi Nation; Corrina Gould, Ohlone Nation.
Environmental Forecasting 2005 Environmental analysts and leaders predict the biggest environmental issues and news headlines for 2005.
Urban planning and environmental strategies. David Reid, East Bay field representative of Greenbelt Alliance; Professor Raquel Rivera Pinderhughes of the SFSU Urban Studies Program, author Alternative Urban Futures: Planning for Sustainable Development in Cities Throughout the World.
A new gold rush is under way on some Northern California rivers – one that’s generating a wealth of controversy. Wildlife proponents say the mining endangers salmon in the rivers, prompting a lawsuit by a local tribe of Native Americans and questions about whether the waterways can support both fish and miners. www.1849.org and www.nodirtygold.org/home.cfm
Mushrooming: All about wild mushrooms.
National Buy Nothing Day For 24 hours, millions of people around the world do not participate — in the doomsday economy, the marketing mind-games, and the frantic consumer-binge that’s become our culture. Terre Verde celebrates NBN Day by checking in with local activists on their choice not to shop this day, and to raise awareness … Continued
Organic alternatives for Thanksgiving dining.
The environmental impact of the U.S. military in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Plus some political parody music.