Monthly Archives: November 2009

Green Recovery: Can Company Eco-Initiatives Boost the Economy?

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Sea Change Radio Host Bill Baue speaks with Andrew Winston about his book, Green Recovery: Your Company’s Green Guide to Surviving the Recession—and Thriving in the Upturn.  And Tania Haldar Hart brings us this week’s Sea Change News Analysis.

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Obama Is Showing Up in Copenhagen — But Will He Step Up to Climate Leadership?

TaniaHaldarHartThis week’s Sea Change Radio News Analysis comes from Tania Haldar Hart:

In a promising turn of events, President Obama announced on Wednesday, November 25th, that he will participate in the UN’s Climate Conference in Copenhagen, next month. This gesture has resurrected the possibilities of bolder outcomes emerging from the upcoming deliberations.  While at COP15 on December 9th, he is expected to announce a provisional US emissions reduction target of 17 percent by 2020 and 83 percent by 2050. Hopes were dashed earlier this month at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Singapore when he and other world leaders concluded that there will not be a binding climate treaty coming out of Copenhagen.

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Back To The Future: To Market, To Market

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The second episode of our Back To The Future series looks at the revival of a locally based food system in western Massachusetts. We talk with Margaret Christie of CISA (Community In Support of Agriculture), visit with organic farmer Jim Pitts at the Amherst Farmers Market, and speak with social historian Christopher Clark about how the market economy evolved in the Connecticut Valley in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

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What’s Ecological Intelligence? Daniel Goleman Explains

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On this week’s Sea Change Radio, Host Bill Baue speaks with Daniel Goleman about his new book, Ecological Intelligence — the followup to his bestselling Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence series.  And this week’s NewsAnalysis comes from Tania Haldar Hart, who looks at two treaties competing for adoption at the COP15 Climate Conference coming up in Copenhagen in December.

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WebExtra: Daniel Goleman on Hannaford’s Nutrition Ratings

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After Sea Change Host Bill Baue finished the main interview with Daniel Goleman about Ecological Intellgence, Baue remembered the specific example of Hannaford’s Supermarkets, which devised its own “Guiding Stars” nutrition labeling for the foods it sells. Goleman was gracious enough to spend a few extra minutes describing this example and its broader significance in this WebExtra — give it a listen.

A Tale of Two Treaties?

TaniaHaldarHartcop15_logo_imgThis week’s Sea Change Radio News Analysis comes from Tania Haldar Hart:

The conference to negotiate a new climate treaty is rapidly approaching — early December, in Copenhagen — and the Sea Change Correspondent will be there to cover it.  The goal is to to come out of Copenhagen with a workable Climate treaty.  But what this will look like is still up in the air.  There’s debate over two possible treaties.

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350: A Number to Save Us from Climate Chaos?

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Sea Change Climate Correspondent Cimbria Badenhausen covers the International Day of Climate Action by talking beforehand with 350.org Director Bill McKibben.  The Bioneers by the Bay Conference celebrated Climate Action Day with a 350 event MC’ed by rapper Tem Blessed, featuring talks by Callum Grieve of the Climate Group and Marty Driggs, a member of the Youth Initiative Planning Committee for the Bioneers by the Bay Conference.  Also at Bioneers, Cimbria caught up with sustainability guru Paul Hawken, who told Cimbria of the Arctic trip that Scandinavian royalty invited him to attend, to witness and study the impacts of climate change.  And finally, ZipCar Founder Robin Chase describes the controversial “Supermodels Strip for Climate Action” video her daughter conceived and produced.

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