There are more than 500 road closings in Houston, today. We are in the middle of an 800 year storm event, and we are talking about the Native Plant Society of Texas, Houston chapter, and its annual symposium and plant sale, September 9. Though that may seem ridiculous (and that’s what schedules make it), it actually fits: because Russ is talking about the ecology of the natural system, and today, all eyes are on that natural system. Native plants are there because they have survived and we can learn learn some good lessons–especially if we go to the September 9 event and attend some monthly meetings!
School has started, the book is out (and available already for electronic media, whatever that is), and now it’s time to talk about the reality of putting all these new economy ideas to work. We talk about jobs, the American Yard (stop that mowing), and getting people’s attention in a time of apparent endless abundance.
HEALTH INSURANCE! This is one subject that elicits a response from everyone–personal stories, questions, confusion. Andrew comes on with information–he is in the Medicare supplement area, but the talk quickly turns to insurance for people of all ages, the limited availability and the almost prohibitive costs. Congress is more gridlocked than ever over the subject, and there is no answer in sight. Elections are coming and this issue is one you, the voter, can weigh in on. We’ll have more.
We talk a lot about being local, watching what what we throw away and where we throw it. Candace Seeger wants you to throw recyclable things into some sort of mix that will meet all the goals we talk about. Her woman owned business–you can find Corporate Waste Solutions at divertmore.com and you can podcast this show to see what can be done to make us a better Houston.
Steve Stelzer is one of the City’s designated environmental activists. The Green Resource Center provides living examples of conservation building, events of all sorts work out of the permit center, and he will discuss about any green book you can imagine, anywhere, anytime–and that’s the subject of today’s show. Books and carbon and what we can do–Paul Hawken and DRAWDOWN.