When we talk about corporations trying harder to do the right thing when it comes to the environment, it’s important to remember the consequences of not doing the right thing. Both of our guests this week on Sea Change Radio are trying to shine a light on corporate polluters – but in very different ways. First, we hear from Mike Bellamente, the Executive Director of Climate Counts. We talk about his group’s landmark study tracking the CO2 emissions of one hundred corporations. Then, host Alex Wise speaks with Leigh Fondakowski (the head writer of The Laramie Project) who recently penned a play about the BP Oil Spill, which, when it comes to the stage this March, should capture the attention of environmentalists and thespians alike.
This week’s guests on Sea Change Radio both work behind the scenes fighting for ecological protection and innovation – and amplify their message of progress through popular media. First, host Alex Wise speaks with attorney and radio personality, Mike Papantonio, who’s known for his courtroom battles with large corporate polluters like Raytheon and BP, as well as his weekly Ring of Fire radio show where he teams up with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to entertain and educate. Next, we hear from activist and businesswoman, Majora Carter, whose efforts to empower urban and low-income communities have dove-tailed with television and radio appearances on the Sundance Channel, Public Radio, and the Discovery Channel. This week on Sea Change Radio, these two eco-warriors tell us about their work in the trenches and remind us that we can all make a difference.
With the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on everyone’s mind this week, we take a closer look at an innovative approach to cleaning up oil spills. In this extended version of a previous broadcast, Sea Change Radio’s new Executive Producer and host, Alex Wise, speaks with Lisa Gautier, Executive Director of Matter of Trust, which collects hair from barbershops and salons and weaves it into mats to soak up petroleum oil spills.
Then, outgoing Sea Change Host, Bill Baue, and Alex Wise chat about the changing of the guard at Sea Change.
Lauren Compere, Director of Shareholder Advocacy at Boston Common Asset Management, discusses shareowner resolutions asking BP and Shell to report on the strategic risks of oil sands exploitation. And Cary Krosinsky, Vice President of Trucost, talks about its analysis of the carbon intensity and environmental impacts of companies operating in Alberta’s oil sands.