Encore: Understanding Food and Climate Change

August 10, 2018
Hosted by Jill Buck

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Food production depends on natural resources that are linked to climate and weather. Understanding the global food system can connect the dots between personal choices about food and climate change; by talking about food, we can demonstrate why climate change matters to all of us. The Center for Ecoliteracy has just launched two new resources that address this issue: • Understanding Food and Climate Change: An Interactive Guide uses video, photography, text, and interactive experiences to help educators, students, and advocates learn how food and climate interact and how personal choices can make a difference. • The companion publication, Understanding Food and Climate Change: A Systems Perspective, explores the links between food systems and our changing climate with an emphasis on systems thinking. Tune in as we talk with guests from the Center for Ecoliteracy about these fantastic resources!

Go Green Radio

Go Green Radio

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the world population is expanding at a mind-boggling rate. The world reached 1 billion people in 1800; 2 billion by 1922; and over 6 billion by 2000. It is estimated that the population will swell to over 9 billion by 2050. That means that if the world’s natural resources were evenly distributed, people in 2050 will only have 25% of the resources per capita that people in 1950 had. If we intend to leave our children and grandchildren with the same standard of living we have enjoyed, we must preserve the foundation of that standard of living. Go Green Radio is the beginning of an important new shift in the way we treat our world. This grassroots program promotes the very best character traits in children and adults: caring for yourself and caring for others. Through simple, responsible behavior shifts, together we can protect human health through environmental stewardship. Go Green Radio airs live every Friday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety.

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Jill Buck

Jill Buck

Upon graduation from the University of Illinois in 1991, Jill Buck was commissioned a Naval Officer. While stationed at the Fleet Training Center, San Diego, she served as the Legal, Physical Security, Administration, and Command Inspection Officer, as well as a Damage Control Instructor. She is an honor graduate of the Military Justice School, and a graduate of the Navy’s small arms weapons course, taught by former Navy Seals. In 2002, Jill wrote the Go Green Initiative, which is now the largest and fastest growing comprehensive environmental education program in the world, operating in 49 U.S. states, Indonesia, Europe, Mexico, and Africa. The program has been endorsed by the National School Boards Association (NSBA), National Recycling Coalition, 8 State PTA’s, California Integrated Waste Management Board, California Resource Recovery Association, and many more. Jill is a featured speaker at public policy, political, environmental, and PTA conventions across the country, and has been featured in such publications as U.S. Mayor, NSBA newsletter, Working Mother Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Diablo Magazine’s “Women to Watch”. Jill owns her own business, Buck Consulting (www.jillbuckconsulting.com), which helps businesses “go green”, and is one of the nation’s leading advocates of free market solutions for environmental protection issues. Jill lives in Pleasanton, California with her husband and three children.

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Episode Directory

August 2018

  • 8/17/2018: Encore: Environmental Savings from Remote Work Listen Now
  • 8/10/2018: Encore: Understanding Food and Climate Change Listen Now
  • 8/3/2018: Audubon Urges California to Implement New Salton Sea Funds Listen Now

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