River Rafters to Cow Power, Wal-Mart’s Green Revolution is Good for Economy
July 13, 2011
Hosted by Rob Moir
Sustainability is good for business. Ed Humes, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author discusses his latest book: Force of Nature: The Unlikely Story of Wal-Mart's Green Revolution (Harper Collins, May 2011). The giant “box store” discovers that going green to address one’s carbon footprint saves money, no matter the product. Systems thinking where “carbon equals energy equals money” saves Wal-Mart’s bottom line. Discover Daisyville, cow power and the cow of the future. The pasteurization method is as much to blame for a cow’s carbon and methane footprint as is the cow. Grazing on grass is just one of the many steps diary farmers are now considering. A company can only save the planet if it can inspire all companies to make ecosystem services a market force. Hear about first corporate steps and partnerships on the quest of sustainability for planet Earth.
Moir’s Environmental Dialogues
Thursdays at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
With the knowledge of Carson and the courage of Achilles, individuals are steadfastly going the distance to defend wildlife and ecosystems from assaults of environmental degradations and destructions. Join environmental studies scientist Dr. Rob Moir for lively dialogue and revealing narrative inquiry into how individuals are overcoming the obstacles turning forlorn hope into effective actions for oceans, rivers, watersheds, wildlife and ecosystems. Discover how listening to individuals, thinking locally, and acting in concert with other, you can act to save ecosystems. Got environmental stewardship? Become an Eco-steward. Act to bring about a greener and blue Planet Earth. Moir’s Environmental Dialogues is broadcast live every Thursday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on The VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.
Rob Moir is director and founder of the Ocean River Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Moir, an educator and scientist, has been a leader of citizen science and efforts to clean up Salem Sound and Boston Harbor, as founder of Salem Sound Harbor Monitors & Salem Sound 2000, later president of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, and through his appointment by the Secretary of Interior to the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership. He was formerly Curator of Natural History at the Peabody Essex Museum, Curator of Education at the New England Aquarium and Executive Director of the Discovery Museums in Acton, MA. Dr. Moir was awarded a Switzer Environmental Fellowship from the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation, and the James Centorino Award for Distinguished Performance in Marine Education by the National Marine Educators Association, which he later served as president. He was Sea Education Association’s first assistant scientist to work consecutive voyages of the R.V. Westward in 1979 and 1980, an advancement officer for his alma mater, Hampshire College and serves today on the boards of his alma mater, Cambridge School of Weston, Ocean Champions, and the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters. Dr. Moir has a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies and a Masters of Science and Teaching from Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, NH and certificate of studies from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole.