Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Living Sustainably

August 14, 2011
Living Sustainably
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

Welcome to Beyond the Headlines where each week we focus on a different topic affecting people who live and work in the Bay Area. Today's show looks at the importance of environmental stewardship and what each of us could do to live more sustainably.

According to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, also known as CalRecycle:

  • Californians created about 30.4 million tons of trash last year
  • This comes out to 4.5 pounds trash per person a day

The good news is that recycling programs are making a difference. But we still have a ways to go to reduce waste and conserve our natural resources.

Studio Guests

Dr. Michael Lee
Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, Cal State East Bay

Michael Hazinski
Water Conversation Supervisor, East Bay Municipal Utilities District
(East Bay MUD)

Davin Wentworth-Thrasher
Ecology Center of San Francisco (ECOSF)

Judi Ettlinger
Energy Upgrade California
(855) 464-8484

Additional Information

Davin Wentworth-Thrasher recommends:

  • Composting Resources and Gardening Tips
  • Golden Gate Gardening: Year-Round Food Gardening in the San Francisco Bay Area and Coastal California by Pam Pierce
  • How to Grow More Vegetables: Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine by John Jeavons

Michael Hazinski recommends:

  • 2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Dial 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.

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