In this program, we discuss California’s Prop 7, which would mandate that utilities obtain 20% of their power from renewable resources by 2010, 40% by 2020, and 50% by 2025. Representing Yes On Seven is Donald Aitken, formerly Chair of Environmental Sciences at San Jose State. Speaking against the proposition is Jan Smutny-Jones Executive Director of the Independent Energy Producers Association.
ARGUMENTS IN FAVOR OF PROP 7 (from the California Voter’s Guide):
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In this program, we interview Greg Melville, author of Greasy Rider, a nonfiction account of his trip across America in a fry-oil fueled 1985 Mercedes Benz stationwagon. Then we speak with Thor Bailey, president of Ag-Biomass, a northern California organization that is seeking to help farmers make better use of the biomass on their lands.
WORLD NEWS ON BIOMASS AND BIOFUELS
· Department of Energy–Exploring Ways to Use Biomass Energy. “Ever since humans started burning wood or other organic matter to keep warm and to cook food, we’ve been using biomass energy, or bioenergy. Today we can also use biomass to fuel vehicles, generate electricity, and develop biobased products.” Good set of web links to: Biofuels–Fuel your vehicle with ethanol or biodiesel. Biopower–Buy clean electricity generated from biomass. (Includes a discussion of animal methane as well as a map of bioresources.) Bioproducts–Use products, like plastics, made from biomass. (including: antifreeze, plastics, glues, artificial sweeteners, and gel for toothpaste). Bioheating:Alternative ways to heat and cool your house. http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/consumer/renewable_energy/biomass/index.cfm/mytopic=50001
· Compost Guide – Composting Fundamentals Includes numerous vegan recipes for after you finish growing food from your composting system. Introduction to Composting, How to Compost, What to Compos, What NOT to compost, Composing Bins and Systems, Compsoting Resources, Compositing Demonstration Sites, and Contributing Your Own Article on Composting. http://vegweb.com/composting/
1.Big Yellow Taxi 2:17 Joni Mitchell Ladies Of The Canyon Pop
2.Route 66 3:03 Natalie Cole Unforgettable: With Love R&B/Soul
3.Route 66 7:14 The Brian Setzer Orchestra The Ultimate Collection Rock
4.Route 66 3:31 The Cheetah Girls Route 66 – Single Pop
5. Route 66 3:05 Buckwheat Zydeco Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire Country
6. Route 66 2:59 Beegie Adair Martini Lounge Jazz
7.Weave Me the Sunshine 4:28 Peter, Paul And Mary The Very Best of Peter, Paul and Mary Folk
In this program, we interview Sean Brown and Kelly Munson of Butte College about Butte’s extraordinary campus-wide sustainability efforts. We offer definitions of “sustainability,” review recent world news on the topic, and conclude with some suggestions for do-it-yourself sustainability.
Our web resources for this program are listed below.
DEFINITIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY
EPA: “sustainable” = social and environmental practices that protect and enhance the human and natural resources needed by future generations to enjoy a quality of life equal to or greater than our own. www.epa.gov/epaoswer/education/quest/gloss1a.htm
Indiana University School of Health: Sustainability includes the likelihood of a strategy to continue over a period of time, especially after specific funding ends. (our italics) www.drugs.indiana.edu
From the BBC: EU backs off on biofuels for road transport. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7610396.stm
From People and Planet.net: Ecuadoran government is aiming to make the Galápagos Islands fossil-fuel free by 2015. http://www.peopleandplanet.net/doc.php?id=3223
Also from People and planet dot net: Essay by Janet Sawi on the potential for sustainable energy. http://www.peopleandplanet.net/doc.php?id=522§ion=7
From Science Daily: A plot of land on the campus of Auburn University shows that 110 years of sustainable farming practices can produce similar cotton crops to those using other methods. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/09/080929123945.htm
BUTTE COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM
From The Journal of Record: California community college creates sustainable campus. http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10.1089/SUS.2008.9947
This Way to Sustainability IV: November 6-9 at Chico State. Hosted by Chico State and Butte College. http://www.csuchico.edu/sustainablefuture/events/2008conference/
GLOBAL FOOTPRINT NETWORK. http://www.footprintnetwork.org/
Sustainability at home from Victoria, Australia http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/
COOL SCHOOLS Sierra Magazine, September-October 2008.
Today the quad, tomorrow the world! Students and faculty at colleges large and small focus their brainpower on solving the global climate crisis.
1. Big Yellow Taxi (LP Version) 2:15 Joni Mitchell Ladies Of The Canyon
2. Clear Blue Skies (LP Version) 3:07 Crosby, Still, Nash & Young American Dream
3. Death Of Mother Nature Suite (Album Version) 7:54 Kansas Kansas
4. You Can’t Always Get What You Want 7:29 The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed
5. Doctor My Eyes (LP Version) 3:20 Jackson Browne Jackson Browne
6. Weave Me the Sunshine 4:28 Peter, Paul And Mary The Very Best of Peter, Paul and Mary