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When you think about living sustainably, what comes to mind first? Driving less, recycling, avoiding plastics? For this week’s guests on Sea Change Radio, sustainable eating is what tops their list. First, we hear from Novella Carpenter, who recently co-authored a how-to on urban farming. Carpenter explains how she came to this topic and why raising rabbits might be a practical way to have a meat-rich but sustainable diet. After that, host Alex Wise talks to Bryant Terry, chef, author and food justice activist, who is as passionate about social justice as he is about great-tasting food. Whether it’s farming in your own back yard or making vegan food that is no less satisfying or flavorful than a meat-lover’s feast, what these guests have to say will give you a practical guide for how to eat in a way that’s healthy for both the body and the planet.
The U.S. military is far and away the largest consumer of fossil fuels in this country. Reducing the military’s carbon footprint is not only important for the environment, it also would make for a much more effective, efficient military. But efforts to make the military greener are being stymied by Republicans and a few conservative Democrats in Congress. This week on Sea Change Radio, host Alex Wise speaks with David Roberts, a staff writer at Grist.org, and one of the leading environmental journalists in the country, about the current political struggle to enable the U.S. military to use alternative fuels and take other steps to reduce its carbon consumption. Roberts, who’s written a series of pieces on the subject, takes us inside the Marine Corp’s Expeditionary Energy Office and tries to wade through the political morass that’s keeping these forward-thinking efforts from becoming standard operating procedure.