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.
Ceres CEO Mindy Lubber talks about the goals for the conference as well as an overview of some of the key issues facing the Corporate Social Responisibility (CSR) field. Dorjee Sun of Carbon Conservation explains how this carbon offset project developer is creating carbon markets by protecting forests through their reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) program. Canadian activist Maude Barlow talks about the role of corporations in the world’s water supply and reports on the climate justice summit from Cochabamba, Bolivia. And Steve Fludder of GE talks about his company’s ecomagination initiative.