Across the country, Americans are turning to cleaner energy and phasing out coal power. Because of that, the coal industry has come up with a new plan: strip-mine coal in Montana and Wyoming, transport it on long coal trains through Northwest cities and towns, ship it on massive cargo ships off the West Coast, and sell it to Asia.
Listen to Dana Lyons, song writer and performer as he talks about why Coal Trains should be stopped.
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It's estimated that every American household uses between 520 and 1,000 bags per year, but the national recycling rate for plastic bags is less than 5 percent. Shoppers and retailers in Mukilteo now have a year to get used to the fact, they'll no longer be able to use plastic bags for groceries or convenience-store goodies. Plastic bags consume more resources and produce more waste than reusable bags and cause more problems than paper bags because they require oil to produce, take years to break down and pose a hazard to marine life. Listen to Richard Emery, Mukilteo City Council Member.
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Self-Sufficiency skills is a state in which someone can self sustain themselves without using outside resources. In FACT... that is literally impossible to obtain. Each and every living creature on this planet is dependent upon resources in order to survive. What is gained by self-sufficiency? A greater sense of freedom and greater control of one's life. Listen to Marilene Richardson as she talks about learning to be self sufficient at www.songcroft.com. To find out more be a fan on facebook or follow them on twitter. Or subscribe to the Newsletter.
Yellow Grease which is basically the gunk left over after restaurants cook food in vegetable-based oil or animal fat in large-capacity fryers can be turned into biodiesel. Increased demand for biodiesel has caused the price of yellow grease to triple in the past few years. Listen to Colin Clifford sales manager for Standard Biofuels one of two companies in Washington state that produces biodiesel from "yellow grease". To fine out more go to http://www.standardbiodiesel.com or call 206-388-3869.
Traditional Ecological Knowledge is the term used to describe the skills, wisdom and understanding of nature that our Ancestors had when they lived close to the land. Listen to Jason Knight co-founder and program director of www.wildernesscollege.com
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