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Alisa Gravitz of Green America

AlisaGravitzGreenAmericaGreen America is one of the country’s longest standing environmental advocacy and action organizations. For the past 30 years Alisa Gravitz has been at its helm, leading campaigns for green investment, corporate accountability, and fair trade. This week on Sea Change Radio, host Alex Wise chats with Alisa Gravitz about a number of Green America’s current initiatives.

She lends insight into the evolution of the American environmental movement over the past few decades and what issues and strategies have been most effective in mobilizing people and businesses over these years of her work. She also talks about clean energy victory bonds, how to break up with your bank, and why she is hopeful that genetically modified seeds can be removed from our food system sooner than you might think.

The New Capitalism

Both of this week’s guests on Sea Change Radio are entrepreneurs who have tapped into a new eco-conscious consumer class. First, we hear from Bryan Welch, a Kansas organic farmer, writer and publisher of Mother Earth News and the Utne Reader. We discuss Welch’s belief that environmental messaging driven by a positive vision is more effective than the fear-based messaging that is so common in the environmental movement. Next, host Alex Wise talks with Steve Glenn, the CEO of Living Homes, a green, pre-fab construction company that takes a unique, more efficient approach to the home building process.

A Brand Nuclear Day: Green Icon Stewart Brand Takes Controversial Stance

Alex Wise speaks with Stewart Brand, author, Merry Prankster, and one of the fathers of the modern environmental movement. In the first part of this two-part interview, Brand discusses his provocative new book, Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto, and makes the case for nuclear energy expansion. Brand’s pro-nuclear stance has certainly ruffled a number of feathers in the environmental movement. Since the book’s publication, Brand has been debating luminaries on the topic from Amory Lovins (Grist article) to Mark Jacobson (here’s video from TED conference):