Debbie Silber, Berry Elementary Environmental Magnet School, and Paula Fendley, Eastwood Academy Environmental Charter High School, talk about their schools and how learning works through all the environmental initiatives at their school. Houston schools acting locally, thinking globally.
Patsy Gillham, Joe Lingfellner [Texas Bottle Bill] and Mona Metzger [Houston Green Scene]
These three came together to talk about volunteerism, community and working together to achieve a goal. The Texas Bottle Bill is an example of how an issue can be addressed by a number of people, working in various, but all with a goal that brings people together.
May 30, 2012
Mark Illian, Monika Cikhart and Renee Illian talk about their work in Cambodia— the trials, tribulations and positive accomplishments; and how they have found ways to be a part of the international NGO network. This is a wonderful example of how three people in Houston saw a need, knew they had skills to offer–and got to work: Africa, Haiti, the Far East. Note: This show deals with issues of sanitation and disease, and is not always easy to listen to–but these three are not throwing up their hands, they are getting things done. Listen now
May 23, 2012
The topic of this fund drive Wednesday morning is Pink Slime–and that leads to everybody talking about truth in packaging and truth about everything. That, in turn, segways into a good reason to pitch in and support KPFT–listener sponsored, no corporates, diverse views on just about everything.
Lanecia talks about how The Bread of Life’s art program gives folks a new sense of creativity–and how the entrepreneurship training helps people get up and out in the world. Rowan and Lanecia talk about all their own ideas to make a little money and then use that to make change in the world.