Do you think beer is good? If you do, you’re not alone. Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage worldwide, and one of the earliest fermented products humans ever crafted. There’s a new trend brewing in the ancient art of beer making – sustainability. Our guest this week on Sea Change Radio is Geoff Larson, co-founder of Alaskan Brewing Company, a craft brewer that is just as committed to environmental stewardship as it is to making a tasty libation.
Geoff and his team are at the cutting edge of what they call beer-powered beer, using innovation to make beer without a drop of energy wasted. He’ll tell host Alex Wise about the technology they’ve developed to reduce and reuse in their brewing process, how they keep up with consumer demands for flavorful and ecologically-conscious beer, and how they try to meet the challenges of keeping their carbon footprint low in the distant climes of the US’s northernmost state.
Patriotism. Since the birth of the nation-state, humans have equated fighting in battle on behalf one’s country as the ultimate form of patriotism. But the U.S. military is far and away the planet’s biggest polluting force. Given the looming threat of climate change, perhaps it’s time we recognize environmental stewardship as the more patriotic undertaking.
This week on Sea Change Radio, host Alex Wise talks with author and activist Sara Flounders about the pollution and environmental devastation that continues to be wreaked by the greatest fighting force the world has ever known. How do we break this bellicose cycle of using resources to destroy human life and degrade the earth? Can the green movement somehow become the new face of patriotism? And what exactly does mother nature need to tell us until we finally understand that war is not the answer?
Whether staying within a 60-mile radius of his home, or crossing the globe on nothing but the power of her two oars, this week’s guests on Sea Change Radio, Roz Savage and Kurt Hoelting, both demonstrate their commitment to being good ancestors.
Kurt Hoelting, the author of The Circumference of Home, spent a year adventuring around his home without a car – something that all of us could do but most of us don’t. By contrast, the achievements of Roz Savage, the first woman to row across the Pacific Ocean on her own, are unfathomable to most of us. But Kurt Hoelting and Roz Savage share a common goal: spreading a message of environmental stewardship. Host Alex Wise sits down with them both on this week’s Sea Change Radio.