Just a truly fine show–an enjoyable conversation with two environmental stewards, talking about things they have done and are doing–and how you can be a part. A key issue right now is the excavation removal of the dioxin pits IN the San Jacinto River, but that is only one of a related host of issues–ranging from local control and our county’s familiarity with and its right to sue polluters, to marches from Vietnam to now, to this time of change and individual opportunity for involvement right where you and your environment live. Listen now
Productive activism is the name of this show! We talk about how to turn outrage into action, accomplish goals–and realize that activism most often doesn’t lead to total victory. There are serial small wins–along the road to a better world.
This is a show about activism–from starting and running a business, The Brass Maiden, to doing something about issues like dissolving the Montrose Management District to testifying about the Houston pension bills in Austin. Along the way, we learn how to participate–and we’ve posted a FARFA template about legislative testimony on our Eco-Ology facebook page. Listen now
Stephanie always brings a positive presence to the show and in these times, the message is: think about the opportunities for action right here in Houston. She outlines the involvement process for action in the current Texas legislative session and takes us through her own recent committee testimony. In the weeks to come, we’ll have more as issues close to home are debated and local control of our own Houston environment is challenged.
WATER, easy to take for granted now, but what will you think in July? Nell and Dean have built a fascinating small business around this concern. They started building rainwater tanks when they were faced with a 6 month wait for a Texas built one. They have gone from a shipping container shop to a large warehouse, from hand power to state-of-the-art (their own art) stainless steel welding. We talk about rain, work and building something that lasts in Houston.