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Broadcasts on 12/31 2013 & 1/5 2014 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

You can tweet your questions and/or comments to @greenlocal175 (www.twitter.com/greenlocal175)

[ Tip: On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 WPNR 90.7 FM's public affairs program Green Local 175 LIVE, presented a round table composed of local media personalities discussing the area's recent elections. The program included panelists : Don Dudley, News Director at WUTR TV, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Publisher, Utica Phoenix, and Robert Cardillo, Utica College Adjunct Professor and former Utica Mayoral Candidate.]

View the entire Roundtable here

11/19/13 Special 2 hour : What to do About Food Waste . Featuring 3 guests within the Green Local 175 , each handling the problem a bit differenly .

First guest starting at 7 p.m. : Tyler Holloway is the Senior Recycling Officer and Co-Founder of Empire Zero.

Tyler helped start Empire Zero in April of 2012 in order to bring the food waste recycling and composting movement to the Capital Region of New York. He found while at school at SUNY Geneseo that no one was providing this type of service anywhere in New York. With that inspiration, Empire Zero started with institutional partners like Schenectady County Community College’s culinary school and Ellis Hospital and has been expanding to include smaller customers such as local restaurants like the Albany Pump Station. Empire Zero works with local compost facilities in order to keep the material as local as possible and reduce the number of food waste miles. Currently Empire Zero services from Saratoga Springs down to Kingston and from Schenectady out to Pittsfield, Mass.

Empire Zero now brings around 100 tons a month to local compost facilities and added a residential program in July of this year for the Capital Region. Empire Zero also tackles the difficulties of incorporating a composting program head on by providing training and education programs with all of its commercial customers, as well as participating in local farmers markets and events to discuss the benefits of composting and diverting food waste from the landfill.

Empire Zero Waste

Residential Services

Second Guest: Michael Amadori founder of Full Circle Feed. Michael Amadori grew up near Buffalo, NY and as an Eagle Scout learned early on the importance of environmental stewardship. His desire to create change led him to join the Americops where he worked on a variety of environmental projects. In May of 2012 he graduated from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with his M.S. in Ecological Engineering. Prior to graduation, he was one of the winners at the Syracuse University IDEA student business plan competition. The funds and mentorship awarded from the prize were used to found Full Circle Feed.

As part of his master’s-degree thesis at SUNY-ESF, Amadori developed a system to convert food waste into pellets to be used for fish feed. Amadori later adapted his idea to create a system that converts leftover food scraps into dog treats. In June 2012, Full Circle Feed says they use high quality leftover people food as the primary ingredient in our dog treats and that they don't use any animal "by-products", cheap fillers, or artificial flavoring.

Full Circle Feed

Third Guest : Graham Fennie founded Epiphergy in his barn five years ago. Epiphergy's sustainable processes maximize the value of organic waste that would otherwise be targeted for area landfills. Epiphergy upcycles food waste and turns it into three high value products: advanced biofuels, animal feed and organic compost. Fennie says waste doesn't have to be wasted! It's a valuable resource that Epiphergy can transform into useful, environmentally-friendly products, Epiphergy works with organic waste; waste that typically comes from plant-based matter. Examples include yard trimmings, food scraps and agricultural residues. We can also process unconsumable products that food manufacturers and processing plants occasionally need to get rid of.

They've linked up with Community Composting in the Rochester area which will provide residential pickup of compost fodder. They'll give subscribers a bucket for food scraps and other organic materials and they'll make weekly pickups, They'll charge $5 to $7 per pickup. )In return, subscribers will receive credits based on the amount of waste they generate. They'll be able to redeem the credits through a web-based store for loose compost or small kitchen herb plants. Community Composting will take the scraps to Epiphergy to turn the waste into compost, animal feed, and ethanol.

The company employs four full time workers and is poised for expansion at multiple local sites. Fennie also envisions tapping into fertile markets like Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C. in the coming years. Fennie says they are also expanding their services and now take traditional recyclables that aren't organic waste. We can now process plastic, glass and aluminum. He says he is proud to say, none of our service contracts are dependent on subsidies, regulation, incentives or tax credits.

Epiphergy

How Much Waste is There?

Other Food Waste Links :

EPA Food Waste Site

USDA

Europe Food Waste

Iowa Food Waste Reduction Center

Study Food Waste to Ethanol

2007 Findland Food Waste to Ethanol

Marion, Iowa Trashinol

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].

Broadcasts on 12/24 & 29th, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

You can tweet your questions and/or comments to @greenlocal175 www.twitter.com/greenlocal175

First Hour: John Slade received a PhD in literature from Stanford University in 1974. He has taught all aspects of English in the United States, on the island of St. Croix in the Caribbean, in Norway above the polar circle, and in St. Petersburg, Russia. As an author, Slade has published several books on the twin themes of climate change and clean energy. His books are novels, in which he weaves extensive research into a vibrant story.

His most recent ebook is titled "Melting at One End, Bleeding at the Other". This unique and powerful novel portrays our world today, from the civil war in Syria . . . to the melting polar ice cap. Slade introduces us to Rashida, a 16-year-old Arab girl living in a camp for refugees from the war in Syria and Johan Erik, a 16-year-old Norwegian boy who grew up on his grandfather's fishing boat. They will meet each other . . . and begin to change the world.

This ebook, with 42 gorgeous photographs from a fishing village in northern Norway, is available around the world on Amazon:

More about John Slade & publications

Second Hour : Invasive Species Program Coordinator Rob Williams. Rob is educated as a freshwater biologist (Brockport State University) and has extensive experience in working with invasive species, water quality assessments, Nonpoint source pollution abatement, natural resource management and strategic planning. Rob is one of the co-founders of the Finger Lakes – Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance and co-founder of the Lake Ontario Coastal Initiative. His professional experience includes work with the Dept. of Environmental Conservation, NYS Soil and Water Conservation Districts and New York State Sea Grant Extension. He has received over $3 million in project funding from, US-EPA, USDA, New York State and private funding for work on water resources and nonpoint source pollution. Currently Williams holds two titles; one as a Conservation Practitioner for the Central & Western New York Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and another as the Invasive Species Program Coordinator of the SLELO-PRISM.

The St. Lawrence - Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership For Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO PRISM) was formed in 2005 to combat the spread of invasives and mitigate associated threats. Our overall mission is to protect the natural and cultural integrity of aquatic and terrestrial areas in Jefferson, Oswego, Oneida, St. Lawrence, and Lewis counties from invasive species. Formally recognized by the state in 2011, our PRISM has made tremendous progress towards the prevention of new species and the management of existing species within the PRISM.

SLELO provides region-wide coordination for invasive species monitoring and management across the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems within our 7,600-square mile PRISM region

SLELO

Invasive Species in NYS

Animals

Aquatic

More Info From DEC

USDA Invasive Species Info

Sea Grant Tackles Problem

SLELO Partnership

Power Point Presentation

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].

Broadcasts on 12/17 & 12/22 , 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

You can tweet your questions and/or comments to @greenlocal175 (www.twitter.com/greenlocal175)

[ Tip: On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 WPNR 90.7 FM's public affairs program Green Local 175 LIVE, presented a round table composed of local media personalities discussing the area's recent elections. The program included panelists : Don Dudley, News Director at WUTR TV, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Publisher, Utica Phoenix, and Robert Cardillo, Utica College Adjunct Professor and former Utica Mayoral Candidate.]

View the entire Roundtable here

First Hour : Susan Noble is the Exec. Dir for the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park known as the Technology Farm. but they are not a part of Cornell in order to protect the Intellectual property of the tenants. The Technology Farm has grown to 13 companies and the Finger Lakes Community colleges Viticulture Program which will be moving into their new building at the end of 2014. She began her career as a teacher but somehow evolved into an assistant director which after two directors left, she inherited the position. Noble spent 5 years learning how to do this from Pleasant Rowland, creator of the American Girl Doll and renovator or Aurora NY.

The companies in the Park & Farm are very innovative start ups developing products that are new to the market. The poster child is Greg Woodworth, developer of Butternut squash seed oil, originally working with the food venture of Cornell University. Not only did he take a waste product and develop a high end culinary oil but his waste goes to a pig farm. They have actually found a home for almost all of our waste products.

The largest tenant is Cheribundi. Maker of a healthy line of juices based on the benefits of tart cherries. We also have on site soft ware developers,IT professionals, hay producers and consultants The organization just received word that they are one of the 10 Certified Incubators, receiving a $125,000 grant for NYS in the last round of Regional Economic Development council awards.

More About the Tech Farm

Tenants List

Fruit & Vegatable Pilot Processing Plant

Northeast Center For Food Entrepeneurship

Financial Resources

Technical Guide for Food Ventures

GapsNet

Second Hour : John Liddy currently serves as Entrepreneur in Residence Syracuse University, Le Moyne College, Cayuga Community College, and Mohawk Community College helping these institutions advance student entrepreneurial activity and engagement through innovative coursework and hands on activities both on and off campus. As part of his efforts in helping create and evolve these programs, Liddy directs the Syracuse Student Sandbox – a summer program that has grown to include over 80 student teams and over 100 business professionals from the community. Additionally, Liddy works with experienced community entrepreneurs (generally with revenues between $500,000 and $10,000,000). Over the last two years he has helped 30 of these companies create strategic growth plans through facilitation of the SBA’s e200 program in Syracuse.

The Syracuse Student Sandbox is a unique business incubator that gives aspiring student entrepreneurs the resources to make their visions a reality. The objective of the Sandbox is to accelerate the process of ideation, development and deployment through mentoring and coaching. The twelve week experiential based program has an end-goal of producing revenue generating entities or investment ready firms.

Culminating in “Demo Day”, the program provides coaching, mentoring, educational programming, physical space, access to subject matter experts and investors. A full time entrepreneur in residence guides teams through the program and serves as a coach and conduit to the community. Each team has up to five assigned mentors who are entrepreneurs, professors, technologists, subject matter experts, attorneys and accountants.

Syracuse Student Sandbox

2013 Teams in the Sandbox

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].

Broadcasts on 12/3 & 12/8 & 12/15, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

You can tweet your questions and/or comments to @greenlocal175 (www.twitter.com/greenlocal175)

[ Tip: On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 WPNR 90.7 FM's public affairs program Green Local 175 LIVE, presented a round table composed of local media personalities discussing the area's recent elections. The program included panelists : Don Dudley, News Director at WUTR TV, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Publisher, Utica Phoenix, and Robert Cardillo, Utica College Adjunct Professor and former Utica Mayoral Candidate.]

View the entire Roundtable here

First Guest : Ray Hessinger, PE has been Director, Freight & Passenger Rail Bureau, NYSDOT since 2007. his duties include the overseeing of programs in support of freight and passenger rail improvements, including capital grants to freight railroads and operating subsidies for Amtrak and to develop statewide transportation policy related to rail transportation. Mr. hessinger is Co-chair of DOT/DEC team tasked with review of the Remsen – Lake Placid Unit Management Plan. Ray has more than 24 years service with NYSDOT

Hessinger's educational achievements include a BS in Civil Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1989 and he has been a licensed professional engineer since 1994. Among his affiliations are : Oversight Committee Member, National Cooperative Rail Research Program Executive Board Member, Next Generation Equipment Committee, Member, AASHTO Standing Committee on Rail Transportation

Hessinger Power Point Presentation

Remsen - Lake Placid Travel Corridor

1996 Final Management Plan

DOT Map of NY State Railroads

DEC New York State Snowmobile Trails

Rail Trails in New York State

Second Guest : Russell Nelson is a railfan, mostly of abandoned railroads converted to rail-trails, which he rides as often as he can. He works for Clarkson University doing water quality instrumentation. His current list of bicycled rail-trails is here

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].


Broadcasts on 11/26 & 12/1, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

You can tweet your questions and/or comments to @greenlocal175 (www.twitter.com/greenlocal175)

[ Tip: On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 WPNR 90.7 FM's public affairs program Green Local 175 LIVE, presented a round table composed of local media personalities discussing the area's recent elections. The program included panelists : Don Dudley, News Director at WUTR TV, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Publisher, Utica Phoenix, and Robert Cardillo, Utica College Adjunct Professor and former Utica Mayoral Candidate.]

View the entire Roundtable here

First Hour : Patrick Serfass has led the American Biogas Council since its creation in early 2010 when 22 companies came together to form a new biogas organization. Patrick co-led the formal creation of the ABC in close coordination with these companies, laying the foundation for the first U.S. biogas trade association dedicated to building business in biogas and anaerobic digestion. In its first year, the ABC grew to over 60 companies and by the end of the second, over 140. In 2011, the Board of Directors elected Patrick to serve as Executive Director where he continues today. He provides guidance to the Board of Directors and with his staff, manages the activities of the American Biogas Council. Patrick is a member for the Canadian Standards Association Technical Committee for Digester/Landfill/Biogas Generation & Utilization an Advisory Committee for the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy and the Transportation Advisory Committee for the American Council On Renewable Energy.

Patrick has over 12 years of clean energy, engineering and marketing experience mostly through Technology Transition Corporation (TTC), which provides ABC's staff and management. As Vice President and COO of TTC, Patrick has managed trade associations focused on hydrogen, fuel cells and solar energy and served a variety of technical, communications and management roles within them. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College.

American Biogas Council

Biogas 101

2013 Priorities

BioGas Benefits

Operational BioGas Systems in US

Anerobic Digestion of Compostable Bags

AGSTAR

NYC Food Waste Challenge

Second Hour : Shawn Garvey is the Vice President of CleanWorld – a leading developer of Anaerobic Digestion facilities in the United States and co-founder of the BioEnergy Association of California. CleanWorld partners with businesses and communities to convert organic waste to renewable energy, soil enhancement products, and other valuable byproducts using proprietary technologies that are scalable, cost-efficient, and effective. CleanWorld has patented a modular Anaerobic Digestion system that lowers cost and will place a commercial-scale facility on-line in less than 180 days. CleanWorld designed, built and operates the 40,000 TPY Sacramento Biodigester and the 10,000 TPY American River Packaging Biodigester facilities in Sacramento, and has recently broken ground on the 20,000 TPY UC Davis READ project.

Shawn is the founder of The Grant Farm, executing award winning public fund campaigns for businesses seeking public funding partnerships for transformative renewable energy and transportation projects. The company has successfully raised nearly $400 million from a wide variety of state and federal agencies.

The BioEnergy Association of California focuses on promoting community-scale bioenergy generation from organic waste sources through policy advocacy, public education and outreach, research and communication of industry best practices. Bioenergy includes electricity, biogas, renewable liquid fuels, and combined heat and power. Organic waste sources include dairy and agricultural waste, food and food processing wastes, other organic urban wastes, wastewater treatment, forest biomass and water treatment gas and wastes. Using these sources for bioenergy generation reduces greenhouse gas emissions and wildfire risks, and diverts material from landfills.

Bioenergy Association of California

2013 symposium

Clean World Web Site

Clean World's Food to Energy Project Wins International Award

San Jose Project

How Does BioGas Plant Work

College Student Project

The Grant Farm

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].


Broadcasts on 11/19 & 11/24, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

You can tweet your questions and/or comments to @greenlocal175 (www.twitter.com/greenlocal175)

[ Tip: On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 WPNR 90.7 FM's public affairs program Green Local 175 LIVE, presented a round table composed of local media personalities discussing the area's recent elections. The program included panelists : Don Dudley, News Director at WUTR TV, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Publisher, Utica Phoenix, and Robert Cardillo, Utica College Adjunct Professor and former Utica Mayoral Candidate.]

View the entire Roundtable here

11/19/13 Special 2 hour : What to do About Food Waste . Featuring 3 guests within the Green Local 175 , each handling the problem a bit differenly .

First guest starting at 7 p.m. : Tyler Holloway is the Senior Recycling Officer and Co-Founder of Empire Zero.

Tyler helped start Empire Zero in April of 2012 in order to bring the food waste recycling and composting movement to the Capital Region of New York. He found while at school at SUNY Geneseo that no one was providing this type of service anywhere in New York. With that inspiration, Empire Zero started with institutional partners like Schenectady County Community College’s culinary school and Ellis Hospital and has been expanding to include smaller customers such as local restaurants like the Albany Pump Station. Empire Zero works with local compost facilities in order to keep the material as local as possible and reduce the number of food waste miles. Currently Empire Zero services from Saratoga Springs down to Kingston and from Schenectady out to Pittsfield, Mass.

Empire Zero now brings around 100 tons a month to local compost facilities and added a residential program in July of this year for the Capital Region. Empire Zero also tackles the difficulties of incorporating a composting program head on by providing training and education programs with all of its commercial customers, as well as participating in local farmers markets and events to discuss the benefits of composting and diverting food waste from the landfill.

Empire Zero Waste

Residential Services

Second Guest: Michael Amadori founder of Full Circle Feed. Michael Amadori grew up near Buffalo, NY and as an Eagle Scout learned early on the importance of environmental stewardship. His desire to create change led him to join the Americops where he worked on a variety of environmental projects. In May of 2012 he graduated from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with his M.S. in Ecological Engineering. Prior to graduation, he was one of the winners at the Syracuse University IDEA student business plan competition. The funds and mentorship awarded from the prize were used to found Full Circle Feed.

As part of his master’s-degree thesis at SUNY-ESF, Amadori developed a system to convert food waste into pellets to be used for fish feed. Amadori later adapted his idea to create a system that converts leftover food scraps into dog treats. In June 2012, Full Circle Feed says they use high quality leftover people food as the primary ingredient in our dog treats and that they don't use any animal "by-products", cheap fillers, or artificial flavoring.

Full Circle Feed

Third Guest : Graham Fennie founded Epiphergy in his barn five years ago. Epiphergy's sustainable processes maximize the value of organic waste that would otherwise be targeted for area landfills. Epiphergy upcycles food waste and turns it into three high value products: advanced biofuels, animal feed and organic compost. Fennie says waste doesn't have to be wasted! It's a valuable resource that Epiphergy can transform into useful, environmentally-friendly products, Epiphergy works with organic waste; waste that typically comes from plant-based matter. Examples include yard trimmings, food scraps and agricultural residues. We can also process unconsumable products that food manufacturers and processing plants occasionally need to get rid of.

They've linked up with Community Composting in the Rochester area which will provide residential pickup of compost fodder. They'll give subscribers a bucket for food scraps and other organic materials and they'll make weekly pickups, They'll charge $5 to $7 per pickup. )In return, subscribers will receive credits based on the amount of waste they generate. They'll be able to redeem the credits through a web-based store for loose compost or small kitchen herb plants. Community Composting will take the scraps to Epiphergy to turn the waste into compost, animal feed, and ethanol.

The company employs four full time workers and is poised for expansion at multiple local sites. Fennie also envisions tapping into fertile markets like Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C. in the coming years. Fennie says they are also expanding their services and now take traditional recyclables that aren't organic waste. We can now process plastic, glass and aluminum. He says he is proud to say, none of our service contracts are dependent on subsidies, regulation, incentives or tax credits.

Epiphergy

How Much Waste is There?

Other Food Waste Links :

EPA Food Waste Site

USDA

Europe Food Waste

Iowa Food Waste Reduction Center

Study Food Waste to Ethanol

2007 Findland Food Waste to Ethanol

Marion, Iowa Trashinol

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].

Broadcasts on 11/12 & 11/17, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

You can tweet your questions and/or comments to @greenlocal175 (www.twitter.com/greenlocal175)

On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 WPNR 90.7 FM's public affairs program Green Local 175 LIVE, will present a round table composed of local media personalities to discuss the area's recent elections. The program will start at 7 p.m. and will include panelists : Don Dudley, News Director at WUTR TV, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Publisher, Utica Phoenix, and Robert Cardillo, Utica College Adjunct Professor and former Utica Mayoral Candidate.

Video of the Entire Roundtable

The public is encouraged to participate in the program by tweeting a question or comment to @greenlocal175 or by using #greenlocal175

Host Richard Morris says "the station and show allow me to provide an on-going forum that brings people together to discuss important issues in-depth and unencumbered by commercial considerations."

First Hour & Part of Second : 3 Guests

Robert Cardillo holds a Law Degree from the University of West Los Angeles and is a graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University where he is currently an adjunct professor. He currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of the Cardinal Organization, a government affairs and public policy consulting firm. He has twice run for Mayor of the City of Utica .

Bob is an accomplished executive with extensive senior management experience in both the public and private sector. He has served as Disaster Recovery Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) representing the South East region. He also served as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development where he coordinated HUD's federal disaster response activities in Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Cardillo previously served as HUD's Director of Community Planning and Development in New York City where he managed the federal disaster monies that aided the recovery of Lower Manhattan following the 9/11 attacks. Prior to serving in the Federal Government, Cardillo worked for Mayor Rudolph Giuliani managing New York City's public affairs activities for the NYCOTB Corporation.

Bob gained his economic development expertise here in the Mohawk Valley as the Director and Regional Director of the New York State Power Authority and the New York State Empire State Development Corporation. He was CEO/President of International Marking Group INC, an OEM Manufacturing company selling high tech marking equipment to the aerospace and automotive industry internationally. He also was President of Columbia Place Development Corporation, a commercial Real-estate development company in Upstate NY. Earlier in his career, Mr. Cardillo worked on Capitol Hill as Legislative Assistant to Congressman Donald J. Mitchell.

The Cardinal Center LLC is a public affairs & government relations consulting firm specializing in business development, public policy consulting and strategic planning. They provide the guidance and connections for clients who wish to do business with governmental entities. They use their connections and experience to promote a company or issue to the appropriate public policy officials.

Cardinal Center LLC

Don Dudley holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University and serves as Anchor & News Director at WUTR/WFXV/WPNY. Dudley is an award-winning broadcast journalist with more than 25 years of professional experience. His prior employment has included serving as News Director and anchor-reporter for WRNN-TV and The Regional News Network in New York City. He also served as Creative Consultant in developing VERIZON’S FiOS 1 News. He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland.

Dudley has been a member of the National Press Club, the White House Correspondents Association, and served as President of the Society of Professional Journalists in Washington, DC. He has been recognized for his work at the local, state, and national level by the Associated Press, the New York Association of Broadcasters, NASTAS, SPJ, NAB, and others.

WUTR-TV

Cassandra Harris-Lockwood is President and CEO of For the Good Inc. and Publisher of the Utica Phoenix.For the Good invites collaboration with individuals, businesses, other not-for-profits, and the greater Utica community on youth empowerment and economic development projects. We strive to give under-represented Utica residents a voice, and facilitate a better quality of life for the entire community. Since 2002, in the great American tradition of grassroots publications, the Utica Phoenix takes its place among those independent newspapers speaking the voice and view of the often unheard

Cassandra Harris-Lockwood was educated in local schools and was very active in student government and social activism from an early age. Graduating from Kirkland in 1974 she worked for several years in NYC in the fields of the performing, martial and healing arts.

Since returning to the area in 1979 to marry attorney Steve Lockwood she has worked extensively in the inner city to improve the lives of the under-served who live there. In 2002 Ms. Harris-Lockwood founded For The Good, Inc. a not for profit, that publishes the Utica Phoenix, operates the Study Buddy Club, the Community Gardens and the Oneida County Black History Archive.

For the Good, Inc.

Utica Phoenix Newspaper

Second Hour: Contributor Don Stebbins does his editorial for this week. We'll also talk about some extemely interesting environmental news to round out the hour.

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].

Broadcasts on 11/5 & 11/10, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Hour: Alex Thomas is director of the center for small city and rural studies at Utica college. He has published eight books dealing with cities, small towns, and the rural areas that surround them. His first book, In Gotham's Shadow, published in 2003, dealt with the changes in the economy of central New York, focusing on Utica and Cooperstown. Besides being director of the center, Thomas is a lecturer in anthropology and sociology at Utica College, where he teaches in the Masters of Liberal Studies program, as well as a professor of sociology at SUNY Oneonta.

The Center for Small City and Rural Studies is a social science research center that examines issues of relevance to smaller metropolitan and non-metropolitan communities. Located at Utica College in Utica, New York, the center brings together scholars throughout central New York State and beyond to explore topics related to social and economic systems as they affect non-elite communities.

The Utica Center sponsors a number of research projects conducted with its fellows, affiliates, and students. As an urban research center, the institute is concerned with all aspects of urbanization that affect smaller metropolitan areas and their hinterlands. There are, however, two main themes that energize our activities.

Although not limited in focus to cities in upstate New York, the institute pays close attention to its own home region. As early as 1800 water power along upstate streams was being harnessed for industrial activities, such as the mills in New York Mills just west of Utica. With the building of the Erie Canal, this trickle of industrial activity became a flood as upstate products worked their way to Buffalo and the interior of North America and to New York and the global economy beyond. By the mid-twentieth century a variety of products in upstate New York were transforming the American economy, including the first commercial computer in the world (Utica), the first air conditioners (Syracuse), the invention of photography and, later, photocopying (Rochester), and the earliest experimentation with electricity (Schenectady and Niagara Falls).

The center also hopes to identify, document and establish a theoretical foundation for the understanding of the factors that contribute to social, cultural and economic change emerging from smaller cities and towns. While this project emphasizes the historical dimensions as well as contemporary representations of “progress,” it also hopes to propose avenues of developing a civil society composed of prosperous and self-sufficient communities.

UC Center for Small Cities & Rural Studies

Visual Community Studies

Benefits of High Speed Rail

Second Hour: Justin Williams is the founder of CNY Solar, Inc. Justin was a member of the National Guard and was trained as an electrician at the base in Aberdeen, Maryland. Following technical school Justin took courses through the Environmental Science program at SUNY Plattsburgh. He was called to active duty 2 times during his time at Plattsburgh and made the decision to pursue alternative education that could accommodate his military demands. He became an apprentice through the IBEW Joint Apprenticeship Training Program in Albany, NY beginning in 2002. In 2005 he relocated to the Syracuse area and completed his joint apprenticeship training program in 2007. After working a couple of years as a journeyman electrician Justin made the decision to pursue his dream of starting his own business in the field of renewable energy. He trained under a NYSERDA certified installer and pursued his own certification as a NYSERDA installer. That is when he founded the company, CNY Solar. Justin is NABCEP certified. He has taught solar energy, PV, and installation courses at the JATC for Local IBEW 43. He is currently an approved NYSERDA trade ally for both solar PV and solar hot water.

Four years ago, CNY Solar established and built its business in Canastota, NY. We were chosen as the contractor for Solarize Madison County and this turned out to be a huge success. In addition, we launched a Go Solar Mohawk Valley program this past summer that has also proven to bring a lot of interest and educated a lot of people on the benefits of going solar at various seminars throughout the area.

As a company, we have found a way to offer solar in a way that makes financial sense by offering variety of financing opportunities to reduce the upfront costs. We have NABCEP certified employees and employees that are NYSERDA certified for solar PV and solar hot water.

We have recently expanded on our office space to accommodate our growing business. We have a total of 6 working systems at our Canastota location and welcome customers to come view and gain education as to how each system works. We are approaching a zero net energy facility and will be adding an off-grid system to our new office space this year! Currently 90% of our electricity comes from our on-site photovoltaic arrays. With the new system the solar energy offset will increase to 100%.

CNY Solar

PV Systems by County in NYS & Lots of statistics

NYSERDA programs

NY Sun Initiative

DEC Information

Solar Incentives & Rebates for 2013

Clean Power Estimator for Residential

Clean Power Estimator for Commercial

POV: Why PV System "Projects Don't Make a Whole Lot of Sense"

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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Broadcasts on 10/29 & 11/3, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Hour: Dimitar Todorov P.E. LEED A.P. BD+C, Assistant Professor, Construction Management Program, Utica College: Todorov is a civil engineer with more than 15 years of professional experience. He grew up in an engineering family and was introduced early into the engineering and construction management practices while visiting infrastructure projects managed by his father and learning structural design from his mother. Dimitar received a B.S. and a M.S. in Civil Engineering with honors from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia, Bulgaria and is finishing his PhD in Civil Engineering at Syracuse University. The focus of his research is on evaluation of the effectiveness of constructed vegetated roofs and rain gardens for removal of pollutants and reduction of storm water discharge.

Dimitar is a licensed professional engineer in New York State and holds a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED A.P. BD+C) certification from the United States Green Building Council.

Utica College Construction Management Dept.

Save the Rain

Syracuse COE Green Roof

Green Roofs Affect Water Quality

2013 Green Roof Awards

How green Roofs Work

EPA Green Roof Info

Green Roof PDF

Video of Green Roofs

Green Roofs Compendium

Second Hour : Invasive Species Program Coordinator Rob Williams. Rob is educated as a freshwater biologist (Brockport State University) and has extensive experience in working with invasive species, water quality assessments, Nonpoint source pollution abatement, natural resource management and strategic planning. Rob is one of the co-founders of the Finger Lakes – Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance and co-founder of the Lake Ontario Coastal Initiative. His professional experience includes work with the Dept. of Environmental Conservation, NYS Soil and Water Conservation Districts and New York State Sea Grant Extension. He has received over $3 million in project funding from, US-EPA, USDA, New York State and private funding for work on water resources and nonpoint source pollution. Currently Williams holds two titles; one as a Conservation Practitioner for the Central & Western New York Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and another as the Invasive Species Program Coordinator of the SLELO-PRISM.

The St. Lawrence - Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership For Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO PRISM) was formed in 2005 to combat the spread of invasives and mitigate associated threats. Our overall mission is to protect the natural and cultural integrity of aquatic and terrestrial areas in Jefferson, Oswego, Oneida, St. Lawrence, and Lewis counties from invasive species. Formally recognized by the state in 2011, our PRISM has made tremendous progress towards the prevention of new species and the management of existing species within the PRISM.

SLELO provides region-wide coordination for invasive species monitoring and management across the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems within our 7,600-square mile PRISM region

SLELO

Invasive Species in NYS

Animals

Aquatic

More Info From DEC

USDA Invasive Species Info

Sea Grant Tackles Problem

SLELO Partnership

Power Point Presentation

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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Broadcasts on 10/22 & 27th, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First hour : Ryan W. Hunt is Director of Research and Development and Co-Founder of ALGIX, LLC. He holds a B.S. in Physics and a M.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from the University of Georgia. Mr. Hunt has been involved with research in the UGA, Biorefining and Carbon Cycling Program. He has over five years of research experience on algae biomass production, wastewater treatment from agricultural and industrial sources, phyto-hormone research, photosynthetic optimization using LED’s and chlorophyll fluorescence feedback method and system, algae harvesting using flocculation, centrifugation and filtration, downstream processing, drying, milling, pelletization, bioplastic formulation, compounding and conversion of algae via extrusion, compression and injection molding of over 300 algal-based formulations. Ryan has published five journal articles and holds four patents on algae-related technologies.

Algix Homepage

Algix Process Video

Bioplastics Workshop

Second hour : Dr. B. Greg Mitchell is a Research Biologist and Senior Lecturer at the University of California - San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). Dr. Mitchell received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors in aquatic biology from the University of Texas at Austin and in 1987 he received his doctoral degree in Biological Oceanography from the University of Southern California. After a year as a postdoctoral research scientist at SIO he joined the permanent research scientist staff as a biologist.

From 1990-1992 Dr. Mitchell served the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as Program Manager for the Ocean Biochemistry Program and Program Scientist for the SeaWiFS and MODIS ocean color satellite missions. His research on phytoplankton photosynthesis, phytoplankton growth models, plankton ecology, ocean optics and satellite remote sensing has been sponsored by NASA, the Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

As the leader of the Scripps Photobiology Group, his present research focuses on use of satellites to monitor change in global ocean ecosystems, including the impact of the El Nino cycle on the California Current, and future changes in the primary production of the Antarctic Ocean caused by glacial melt associated with climate change.

Dr. Mitchell has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and more than 175 conference proceedings or abstracts for national and international scientific meetings. For more than 2 decades he has promoted mass culture of algae to mitigate CO2 and wastewater nutrient loading, and to create biomass for fuel and animal food. He is currently active in coordinating research and commercial demonstration of algae mass culture for biofuel and CO2 abatement. The focus of his research on algae commercial applications is optimization of yields of bioenergy molecules in the light-temperature-nutrient matrix that regulates algae growth, numerical modeling of the yield optimization, and design of closed and open photobioreactors that optimize yields. More details can be found here about the Photobiology Group at Scripps

Mitchell's Publications

What are Algae video

Why Algae video

Professor Mayfield TEdx talk on algae

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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Broadcasts on 10/15 & 20th, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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WPNR 90.7 FM Announces "Not You Father's Debate Night"

On Tuesday evening 10/15/13 from 7 to 9 p.m. WPNR 90.7 FM will host 2 one hour commercial free debates during the Green Local 175 LIVE program.

From 7 to 8 p.m. the 2 candidates for the office of the Comptroller for the City of Utica, Bill Morehouse and Jim Zecca will take place.

From 8 to 9 p.m. candidates for the City of Utica's 3rd Ward Common Council seat , Jason Flemma & Daniel Trevisani will debate.

*This broadcast will be replayed on Sunday morning 10/2013 from 9 to 11 a.m.. In addition, mp3 audio files will be posted on this site shortly after the debate has ended.

Here's the full unedited 2 hour show

During both hours each candidate will be given a 2 minute opening and closing statement. Order will be determined in advance by a coin toss. That's where the similarity to old boring style debates ends. In between open and closing statements will be a free wheeling political discussion led by Green Local 175 LIVE's Richard Morris. Non answers and obfuscation will not be allowed.

First Hour : candidates for the office of the Comptroller of the City of Utica:

William Morehouse : (Independence Party) is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and worked for many years as an independent insurance agent with Morcy-Morehouse Inc.. Bill has recently sold that business Morehouse was elected as an Oneida County legislator in 2003. He is currently president of the Utica Common Council.

Morehouse started curling for the Utica Curling Club in 1972. He finished seventh in the 2005 U.S. National Championships and 2005 U.S. Olympic Trials. He was a semifinalist in the 1995 and 2000 Mixed National Championships.[Morehouse called the first USA Curling match broadcast live on the Internet during the 2000 Mixed National Championship final. He also worked with ESPN2 to provide color commentary for the 2006 World Championships programs. In 2008, he was the color commentator for CBS College Sports Network's coverage of the 2008 Ford World Men's Curling Championship, calling the games alongside play by play announcer Andrew Catalon.

Morehouse and his wife Deb have two children, Margaret and Billy.

He can be reached via e-mail 1234more@roadrunner.com

Jim Zecca : (Democrat & United Utica Party) graduated S.U.N.Y. Cobleskill with an A.A.S. in Environmental Science. He has been the Executive Director of Solid Waste in Madison County for 25 years spearheading one of the most progressive energy reuse programs in the country. Jim has balanced and administered 25 straight department budgets.

His past political experience includes:

Serving as Mayor of the village of Oriskany Falls and as a Village Trustee. In 2005, Zecca scored a landslide victory for Utica’s 2nd Ward city council seat. After three terms in that seat, Zecca ran for the citywide at-large council seat. After winning the primary in 2011, he went on to earn the most votes of any candidate on the ballot in the city’s general election.

Winning September’s Democratic primary with 53% of the vote, Zecca says he is on his way to being the first Democrat Comptroller in nearly a decade.

Zecca has opposed short-term borrowing, depletion of the city’s reserve funds, spending down of the city’s water trust fund and has fought to bring environmental issues to the forefront as a job creation tool – a tool to lower municipal costs and better the environment. Zecca also fought to ensure that the city follows the recommendations given by the New York State Comptroller’s office during the 2012 budget session. Despite this advocacy, and the dismissal of the recommendations by the council and administration, Zecca still plans to work closely with the state Comptroller to help Utica get its fiscal house in order.

Jim is married to his wife, Karen and has a daughter and a stepson.

He can be contacted at 725-3771 and via e-mail Zec101@aol.com For more information go to

Web site: jimzecca.com or

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZeccaForUtica

Second Hour : candidates for the Utica's 3rd Ward Common Council Seat

Jason D. Flemma : (Republican) is a young professional who says he is committed to the area. He graduated with a B.A. from Ithaca College and an J.D. from Hofstra University. His current occupation is that of a lawyer in private practice with an office in Downtown Utica. He is married to Alana Herbowy Flemma, and they live with their 3 year old daughter, 7 month old son and 2 cats on Bonnie Brae in the city of Utica.

Jason Flemma can be contacted at 315-542-5523 or via e-mail jdflemma@gmail.com

Dan Trevisani : (Democrat) was born and raised in Utica, New York. He had a distinguished career with the Utica Fire Department and was the proud recipient of the Firefighter and Law Enforcement of the year awards. Dan was the founder and President of the Utica Parks Foundation, Inc. which is a private, not-for-profit foundation, which serves as a conduit for funding from private citizens and other grant sources.

Trvisani was also the founder of the Utica Fire Academy, where he worked collaboratively with city leaders and department officials to locate and secure property for the academy training site. Dan says that this almost impossible task became a reality and now attracts Fire Departments from all across New York State. He is a currently a member of the Children’s Museum Board.

He lost a Democratic Primary for Mayor of Utica but was elected as the Oneida CountyLegislator for the 19th District.where he resides with his wife Carrie and their three sons, Haydan, Daniel and Vincent.

He can be reached at Home: 315-939-4449 or via e-mail trevisani25@gmail.com


Broadcasts on 10/8 & 13th, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Hour : Our guest will be Catherine Cardamone from the Central NY Conservancy whose mission is to "Preserve and enhance the natural environment and features of current or historical significance through design, promoting the widest possible range of beneficial uses." The Central New York Conservancy (CNYC) was founded as a New York not-for-profit corporation on June 13, 2002. Since its inception, CNYC's mission has included comprehensive analysis and research of and site restoration in Utica, New York's parks system. The Conservancy promotes healthy, sustainable, public green spaces. It advocates for integrated design and management plans that marry the interests of public users with the health and future of the landscape and community. Long-range goals of the Conservancy focus on the restoration and preservation of multi-use public spaces located primarily in Oneida and Herkimer Counties

Kate Cardamone, has knowledge of plant material and its use in landscape design, developed through years of working with design, installation and maintenance of over five hundred sites. The sites included residential, commercial, municipal, and encompassed wet land mitigation and toxic remediation (phytoremediation). She has been teaching college and graduate courses for thirty years. Ms. Cardamone has been honored with the award of excellence from the graduate program of Landscape Design at Radcliffe College and was distinguished for her teaching at the Landscape Institute Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. She has a working vocabulary of thousands of plants for design and cultural site needs (microclimate, soils, pollutants, water needs). She has worked with public and private organizations in the development of public park spaces for both active and passive use in Utica, NY, Westwood, Ashland, Natick and Boston. Presently, she is a consultant to Central New York Conservancy working on projects in the historic park system in Utica and devoting her lecturing, teaching, and community skills to promote Central New York Conservancy.

Fine Art Vitae:

The Munson Williams Procter Institute Museum School, Utica NY.

Kirkland College (Hamilton). Painting, Art Education. Certified k-12.

Post Graduate:

Harvard University, GSD Drafting, Terrain Analysis, Interior Plantscape

Radcliffe Seminars--four semesters Watercolor Painting

Fitchburg State, Wetland Ecology,

Click to see some of her paintings

Explore the City of Utica'a great parks system

CNY Conservancy

Second Hour : first guest this hour will be Vincent J Bono Chair of the Herkimer County Legislature. Vincent J. Bono was elected to the Herkimer County Legislature and began his tenure, representing District No. 11, in January of 2002. He was elected as Chairman of the Legislature in January of 2012.

Mr. Bono, a resident of the Town of Schuyler, has been very active in the community. He is a member of the Schuyler Volunteer Fire Department all while working full time in the family business, Bono Brothers. He and his wife Rose have three children.

Since joining the Legislature, Mr. Bono has served on the Committees of County Planning & Development,Highways, County Properties, Public Safety/Emergency Management and Finance/Ways & Means. He served as Chairman of the Human Resources Committee and theCounty Planning & Development Committee.

Through his affiliation with the Herkimer County Legislature, Mr. Bono has been a member of Intercounty, acting as Chair of that Committee in 2008.; he is the Chair of GP&L (Government, Policy & Liaison) Committee, a Director of the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District, Chairman of the Alternatives to Incarceration Program and member of the Herkimer County Fire AdvisoryBoard, a director on the Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency as well as many others.

Herkimer County Legislature

Second Hour : second guest is John John F. Calvelli who is the Executive Vice President for the Public Affairs Division of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), a global conservation organization headquartered at the Bronx Zoo dedicated to saving wildlife and wild places. John serves on the Executive Management team that manages the overall organization and he specifically oversees the work of WCS in Government and Community Affairs, Policy, Communications and the WCS digital program.

Prior to joining WCS in 2000, Calvelli served as the senior staff person to Congressman Eliot Engel (D-Bronx) in Washington, DC. As Administrative Assistant/Counsel, he had oversight responsibility for Congressional administrative office functions and oversaw, directed and supervised all legislative initiatives of Rep. Engel during his tenure on the House Energy and Commerce, Foreign Affairs, Science and Education and Labor Committees. Prior to his work in Washington, DC John was chosen to participate in a clinical program with the Civil Division of the Office of then U.S. Attorney Rudolph Giuliani and subsequently served as Associate Counsel to the New York State Assembly.

John was a founder and currently serves as Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Conservation Partnership (ICP), which is comprised of senior public affairs representatives from the major global U.S. conservation organizations. The ICP helps to coordinate policy initiatives with a focus on educating the U.S. Congress and appropriate governmental agencies on global conservation needs. John is also a member of the New York State Environmental Leaders Group, comprised of the senior environmental community leadership dedicated to engaging our political leadership on issues of concern.

John served as a lead member of the negotiation team during the land transfer of 680,000 acres on Tierra del Fuego from Goldman Sachs to the Wildlife Conservation Society in 2003. The first of its kind, this landmark public-private partnership resulted in the creation of Karukinka, a nature preserve that protects key ecological features found in this extraordinary part of the world.

John serves on the Board of New York City and Company, the National Italian American Foundation, the Belmont Business Improvement District, the Picture House Regional Film Center, Bronx Chamber of Commerce, the Preserve Plum Island Coalition and the Westchester Italian Cultural Center. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Food Bank for Westchester, a domestic hunger relief charity, WFUV Radio and CAUSE-NY, a division of The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York's Commission on Intergroup Relations and Community Concerns. On October 15, 1999, the Republic of Italy bestowed the honorific title of Knighthood in the Order of Merit to Calvelli for his work promoting stronger US-Italy relations.

Calvelli graduated from Salesian High School, Fordham University and went on to earn a law degree from Fordham Law School. He is married to Maria DiMeo Calvelli and they have a fourteen year old son, John Domenico, as well as a dog named Felix.

Learn About the Slaughter of the African Elephant estimated at 96 per day or over 35,000 per year!

Wildlife Conservation Society

Editorial byContributor Don Stebbins

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Broadcasts on 10/1 & 6 th, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Hour: John Slade received a PhD in literature from Stanford University in 1974. He has taught all aspects of English in the United States, on the island of St. Croix in the Caribbean, in Norway above the polar circle, and in St. Petersburg, Russia. As an author, Slade has published several books on the twin themes of climate change and clean energy. His books are novels, in which he weaves extensive research into a vibrant story.

His most recent ebook is titled "Melting at One End, Bleeding at the Other". This unique and powerful novel portrays our world today, from the civil war in Syria . . . to the melting polar ice cap. Slade introduces us to Rashida, a 16-year-old Arab girl living in a camp for refugees from the war in Syria and Johan Erik, a 16-year-old Norwegian boy who grew up on his grandfather's fishing boat. They will meet each other . . . and begin to change the world.

This ebook, with 42 gorgeous photographs from a fishing village in northern Norway, is available around the world on Amazon:

More about John Slade & publications

Second Hour : Mark Doherty former CEO of Aquavita Farms. The last time we had Mark on the show he was in the process of expanding his Sherril, NY based aquaponics business. Unfortunately , since then the business has been closed. We'll talk about what happened and what Mark Doherty is doing now.

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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Broadcasts on 9/24th, 29th, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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An 8 week summer vacation turned into a 16 week medical nightmare but finally :

THE LIGHT HAS RETURNED ..........PRAISE BE THE LIGHT!

Join host Richard Morris & Contributors Don Stebbins & Calvin Chipmunk as they discuss important issues with local, national, and internationally known guests.

Tonight we'll have breaking news about some upcoming guests and debates. Lots of local, state and national issues to talk about as well. Contibutor Calvin also makes his debut tonight.

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever , without compensation of any kind to the sender].


Broadcasts on 9/17th, 22nd, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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An 8 week summer vacation turned into a 16 week medical nightmare but finally :

THE LIGHT HAS RETURNED ..........PRAISE BE THE LIGHT!

Join host Richard Morris & Contributors Don Stebbins & Calvin Chipmunk as they discuss important issues with local, national, and internationally known guests.

Editorial byContributor Don Stebbins

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Broadcasts on 9/10th, 15th, 2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Hour Topic: Sauquoit Creek both historic and recent flooding and what is and what can be done about it. We will have 2 guests from the Sauquoit Creek Basin Intermunicipal Commission. David Glenn who is the chairman and Roger Cleveland as the unofficial historian of same. In addition we will have Ken Kogut from the Watertown office of the DEC. Looks like a great show with some lively discussion and hopefully some good information as well.

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Second Hour 2 guests: 1)Diane Pitcock from WV Host Farms Program supplied this brief biography of her background and what led her to start the organization.

[My husband and I moved to rural, North Central WV in 2005 when my husband took an early retirement. Prior to this, we had always lived in Maryland, in a rural part of Baltimore County, about 30 miles north of Baltimore City. I had worked in private industry for about 20 years. And most recently before moving to WV, had worked as an instructional designer in a corporate environment developing computer-based instructional materials, before taking our early retirement to homeschool our two boys. My academic background is in education. I have a Masters Degree in Education, and C.A.G.S. (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study) both from Johns Hopkins University, with a concentration in Adult & Continuing Education, Training & Development, and Community Education. I've always had interest education and outreach in communities.

Our move to North Central WV was to retire and live a quiet life in our WV hollow where we live on a 108 acre property in a log home. Marcellus drilling was not yet in the picture when we moved to WV. But about 2 years ago, we learned that there would be a very large drilling project next door to our home. Our neighbor had leased his minerals to a drilling company for Marcellus shale gas drilling. We now have four Marcellus well pads under construction on the ridge tops surround our home and at least 27 horizontal legs associated with them.

We are concerned about the environmental and health impacts. There is little knowledge in these rural communities about the major differences that exist between the conventional, shallow, vertical gas wells drilled in the past in WV, and the new "unconventional" drilling methods associated with Marcellus shale natural gas development. Seeing the need for more public awareness, I created the WV Host Farms initiative to help draw researchers and journalists into WV to explore shale gas drilling and the controversial fracking methods used. Hopefully the research and reporting that comes as result of this initiative will help our regulatory agencies determine if hydraulic fracturing in shale regions is a safe as the industry claims that it is. And if not, be able to improve oversight and protect our environment and citizens who live near these drilling operations. .

Since starting the initiative, we have grown to a network of landowners in 14 different WV counties who are willing to allow access to their private properties on or near drilling sites. This gives the environmental community a platform and opportunity to study shale gas drilling at "ground zero." ]

WV Host Farms

2) Also this hour : Professor Yuri Gorby , Geomicrobiologist at RPI. He was raised in Bethany WV where he attended Bethany Elementray and Middle school there. From there he was bussed to Brooke High School...the heart of the steel industry. Got his BS in biology at Bethany College and PhD at the University of New Hampshire. Post Doctoral Position at the US Geological Survey where he discovered that bacteria could breath uranium.

For 16 years Gorby was with the US Department of Energy National Lab at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland WA where he investigated how bacteria influenced the fate and transport of uranium in contaminated groundwater. He also spent 5 years with the J. Craig Venter Institute in San Diego, CA and 1 year at the University of Southern California

Dr. Gorby came to RPI, in part, to get closer to the Marcellus and Utica shales. Here plans to apply his knowledge and expertise in subsurface biogeochemistry to better understand the short and long term environmental implications of high volume slickwater hydraulic fracturing. and that is how he met Diane Pitcock. "She was just getting WV Host Farms off the ground. I had found a valuable resource and opportunity! But when I visited the area to start and establish connections, identify sampling sites, etc., that is when I realized that so many people were sick. Connecting with people like Ron Gulla in southwest PA and Rebecca Roter in northeast PA changed my life. And I knew that I had to spend some time on the emerging health crisis. And that is what lead to the Pittsburgh Health Summit and FrackingOurFuture. We are launching a fundraising drive to provide resources to families in need of air scrubbers, water buffalos and water to fill them, particle and gas masks for outdoor activities. We are planning a relocation program as well...but that will be a major effort."

Video featuring Yuri Gorby

Video featuring Yuri Gorby

Editorial byContributor Don Stebbins

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3 Broadcasts on 9/3rd, 5th, 9/8th /2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Hour: Former Congressman Michael Arcuri & local CPA Vincent Gilroy discussing the LDC for Harbor Point. We'll get into its creation, mission and function. The Local Development Corporation is an entity whose operations are foreign to the general public. We'll attempt to shed some light on them, especially as it relates to the a local LDC's efforts and future plans for Harbor Point.

NYS Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability . "Municipal Use of LDCs and Other Private Entities. April 2011 HERE

More about LDCs and the potential for abuse

Blog by Amy Lavine about the problems with LDCs

Case studies from Rochester regarding LDC risks and benefits

NYS LAW regarding LDCs

Mayor of Utica & Memebrs of the Common Council of Utica Views on Harbor Point

Aerial Photo & Diagram of Harbor Point Brownfield Remediation

National Grid Harbor Point Web Site

Harbor Point Database

DEC Manufactured Gas Plant Information

NYS's Approach to Remediate These Sites

Elan Planning/Design/Landscape Architecture PLLC

Second Hour : A discussion of the value of Historic Preservation and Urban Planning with 2 Licensed Architects from the Landmark's Society of Greater Utica. Mike Bosak is a past President of the Society and currently is Vice Presdent for the Historic Landmark Rutger Park. Mr. Bosak is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo.

Robert A.W. Heins A.I.A. Architect relocated to Utica in 2003. He was recently appointed by the Mayor of Utica to the Scenic and Historic Preservation Commission. He currently serves as chair of the Endangered Buildings Committee for the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica. Mr. Heins was educated at the Syracuse University School of Architecture and at the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkley.

Scenic & Historic Commission Brochure

Utica's Master Plan

Landmarks Society Website

Utica's Lost Landmarks

Green Local 175 LIVE also suggests NY State Historic Preservation Online Tools

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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3 Broadcasts on 8/27th, 29th, 9/1st /2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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2 hour special .: Green Local 175 LIVE radio and internet show presents a “soup to nuts” exploration of the issues and of the hoped for potential of the Harbor Point area of Utica. Given the importance of this project to the City of Utica, Oneida County, and the Mohawk Valley and given the complex nature of the various components, we have assembled a multidisciplinary panel in order to educate our audience regarding these issues.an with a broad array of knowledge.

Before we address the variety of issues that surround the redevelopment of the Utica Harbor, we will educate our audience about the history of the Harbor Point area and the how , what , and why regarding contamination of same. Helping us will be William R. Jones, P.E., Lead Engineer for National Grid to explain the history of the area and how it got contaminated . He’ll also describe the extensive remediation that National Grid did to reclaim parts of the site. To explain the extensive rules and regulations that National Grid encountered and had to comply with we reached out to the DEC. Jones is a • 1973 graduate of MVCC - Civil Technology and a • 1976 graduate of Clarkson University - Civil & Environmental Engineerin . He is a • Registered NYS Professional Engineer with • 16 years experience in the private consulting engineering field and • 22 years with National Grid/Niagara Mohawk. Jones has • Managed remediation of over 10 MGP sites while at National Grid. and has • Been Project Manager at Harbor Point since 2006.

On the phone from Albany will be John Spellman an environmental engineer within the Department of Environmental Conservation's Division of Environmental Remediation. This Division is charged with the cleanup of sites contaminated with toxic and hazardous substances. As a project manager John is the first point of contact for businesses undergoing a cleanup and for the public with questions regarding a site remediation. For the last 20 years John’s work has focused on the regulatory compliance of coal gasification plant clean-ups including the former Utica plant at Harbor Point. His duties include the review of construction plans and specifications, coordinating plan reviews within the Department and the preparation of proposed cleanup plans.

Also on the panel and leading the multidisciplinary team effort and serving as Principal-In-Charge will be Lisa Nagle, AICP, a founding partner with Elan Planning, Design and Landscape Architecture, PLLC. Ms. Nagle has practiced in strategic planning, visioning, and economic development for communities throughout the northeast for over 23 years. For the past decade Ms. Nagle has specialized in brownfield, waterfront, and downtown redevelopment. Ms. Nagle is passionate about maintaining and enhancing our communities as livable thriving centers of commerce and waterfront living. Throughout her career, Ms. Nagle has led and developed numerous projects in close partnership with community leaders, volunteer committees, the private sector, and the general public. As a result, Ms. Nagle helped create several consensus based plans that were adopted and are being directly implemented. Companies that are members of Elan's team are Schimaker Engineering, Paige Group, Williams Group, O'brien & Gere, and Harris Beach.

With us for the entire program will be Brian Thomas acting Commissioner of the Department of Urban and Economic Development for the City of Utica. Thomas will describe the current activity at the site and share with us the future plans and goals of the City of Utica for the Harbor Point area.

NYS Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability . "Municipal Use of LDCs and Other Private Entities. April 2011 HERE

More about LDCs and the potential for abuse

Blog by Amy Lavine about the problems with LDCs

Case studies from Rochester regarding LDC risks and benefits

NYS LAW regarding LDCs

Mayor of Utica & Memebrs of the Common Council of Utica Views on Harbor Point

Aerial Photo & Diagram of Harbor Point Brownfield Remediation

National Grid Harbor Point Web Site

Harbor Point Database

DEC Manufactured Gas Plant Information

NYS's Approach to Remediate These Sites

Elan Planning/Design/Landscape Architecture PLLC

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever, without compensation of any kind to the sender.]


3 Broadcasts on 8/20th, 22nd, 25th /2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Hour: Dr. Connie K. Schreppel is the Water Quality Director for the Mohawk Valley Water Authority, a water utility serving urban and rural areas of upstate central New York State. Dr. Schreppel received a Bachelor of Science degree in Laboratory Technology from Syracuse University and a Master of Science in Environmental Science from Greenwich University and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Kennedy Western University.

Prior to employment in the water industry, Dr. Schreppel was trained as a clinical microbiologist. She has over thirty three years experience in the water industry and heads a team of well-qualified scientists who engage in water quality research studies and investigate emerging concerns to the water industry. The research initiatives of the MVWA Water Quality Laboratory concerning water quality monitoring techniques, contaminate warning systems and water system security has been recognized nationwide by the water industry.

As a result of this pro-active initiative, Dr. Schreppel has been invited to provide leadership on committees and working groups addressing the issues of water quality monitoring, water treatment techniques, contaminate warning systems, and water system security on national, New York State and regional levels. She has recently been appointed to the Science Advisory Board (SAB) Panel for the review of EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Study Plan and the DHS CIPAC Drinking Water Contamination Warning System Workgroup.

Mohawk Valley Water Authority

http://www.mvwa.us/Water%20Quality/MVWA%20WQP2012%20final.pdf

Second hour : Robert S. Young is the Director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, a joint Duke University/Western Carolina University venture. He is also a Professor of Coastal Geology at Western Carolina University and a licensed professional geologist in three states (FL, NC, SC). The Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) is a research and policy outreach center serving the global coastal community. The primary mission of PSDS is to conduct scientific research into coastal processes and to translate that science into management and policy recommendations through a variety of professional and public outreach mechanisms. The Program specializes in evaluating the design and implementation of coastal engineering projects.

Dr. Young received a BS degree in Geology (Phi Beta Kappa) from the College of William & Mary, and MS degree in Quaternary Studies from the University of Maine, and a PhD in Geology from Duke University where he was a James B. Duke Distinguished Doctoral Fellow. Dr. Young has approximately 100 technical publications and he serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Coastal Research and Environmental Geosciences. He currently oversees more than $3.5 Million in grant-funded research projects related to coastal science and management.

Current research projects include: 1) an NSF-funded project examining the coastal impacts of the Elwha River dam removal project; 2) a major scientific effort to restore native rivercane Arundinaria gigantea to the southern Appalachians; 3) building a national, geo-referenced storm surge database in partnership with NOAA; 4) a National Park Service funded project to map coastal engineering activities in coastal parks; and 5) working at the local level to help communities plan for rising sea level.

He is also President of Sialia Environmental, Inc— a firm that provides environmental consulting and restoration design.

Robert Young's Website

PSDS Website

His Book "The Rising Sea"

"Most Misused & Improperly Designed Coastal Structure

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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3 Broadcasts on 8/13th, 15th, 18th /2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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Tonight's first guest is one of the nation's leading Climate Scientists, Noah Diffenbaugh PhD.. Noah is an Assistant Professor and Clark Fellow of the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University. His research interests are centered on the dynamics and impacts of climate variability and change, including the role of humans as a coupled component of the climate system. These interests span a range of spatial and temporal scales, and a number of climate system processes. Much of his group's work has focused on the role of fine-scale processes in shaping phenomena such as extreme weather, climate-vegetation feedbacks, atmospheric forcing of the coastal ocean, and Holocene climate variability. Diffenbaugh's group's work has also focused on the potential impacts of greenhouse-induced climate changes on natural and human systems, including on water resources, agricultural pests, premium wine production, human health, and poverty vulnerability.

He is currently a Lead Author for Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a member of the National Academy of Sciences Ad Hoc Committee on Effects of Provisions in the Internal Revenue Code on Greenhouse Gas Emissions. I also serve on the Executive Committee of the Atmospheric Sciences Section of the American Geophysical Union, as an Editor of Geophysical Research Letters, and as a Member Representative to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Diffenbaugh has provided scientific briefings to State and Federal lawmakers, and was a contributor to SAP 3.4 of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program assessment (2008). In 2006, Dr. Diffenbaugh received the James R. Holton Award from the American Geophysical Union, recognizing outstanding research contributions by a junior atmospheric scientist

Dr.Diffenbaugh teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in climate dynamics, climate change, Earth system science, global environmental change, and general Earth Science. I advise doctoral and master's students in the Department of Environmental Earth System Science and the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), and undergraduate and co-terminal master's students in the interdisciplinary Earth Systems program.

Stanford University School of Earth Sciences

Suggested Links for More Climate Change Information

Noah Diffenbaugh's Web Site

Climate Change & Other Environmental Articles and Archive From Green Local 175

Climate Reality Project, Diffenbaugh on at 8 p.m. EST

A list of his recent papers includes:

◦2012 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., M. Scherer and M. Ashfaq, Response of snow-dependent hydrologic extremes to continued global warming, Nature Climate Change, doi:10.1038/nclimate1732.

◦2012 * | Lyle, M., L. Heusser, A.C. Ravelo, M. Yamamoto, J. Barron, N.S. Diffenbaugh, T. Herbert and D. Andreassen, Out of the tropics: The Pacific, Great Basin lakes, and the Pleistocene water cycle in the western U.S., Science, 337, 1629-1633.

◦2012 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S. and F. Giorgi, Climate change hotspots in the CMIP5 global climate model ensemble, Climatic Change Letters, 114 (3-4), 813-822.

◦2012 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., Human well-being, the global emissions debt, and climate change commitment, Sustainability Science, doi: 10.1007/s11625-012-0174-4.

◦2012 * | Lintner, B.R., M. Biasutti, N.S Diffenbaugh, J.-E. Lee, M.J. Niznik and K.L. Findell, Amplification of wet and dry month occurrence over tropical land regions in response to global warming, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 117, D11106, doi:10.1029/2012JD01749.

◦2012 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S. and M. Scherer, Using climate impacts indicators to evaluate climate model ensembles: temperature suitability of premium winegrape cultivation in the United States, Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-012-1377-1, 2012.

◦2012 * | Ahmed, S.A., N.S. Diffenbaugh, T.W. Hertel, and W.J. Martin, Agriculture and trade opportunities for Tanzania: past volatility and future climate change, Review of Development Economics, 16(3), 429-447.

◦2012 * +| Diffenbaugh, N.S., T.W. Hertel, M. Scherer and M. Verma, Response of corn markets to climate volatility and alternative energy futures, Nature Climate Change, doi:10.1038/nclimate1491.

◦2012 * +| Skinner, C.B., M. Ashfaq and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Influence of 21st century atmospheric and sea surface temperature forcing on West African climate, Journal of Climate, 25(2), 527-542.

◦2011 * +| Diffenbaugh, N.S, M. Ashfaq, and M. Scherer, Transient regional climate change: analysis of the summer climate response in a high-resolution, century-scale, ensemble experiment over the continental United States, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 116, D24111, doi:10.1029/2011JD016458.

◦2011 * | Giorgi, F., E. Coppola, E.S. Im, N.S. Diffenbaugh, X. Gao and Y. Shi, Higher hydroclimatic intensity with global warming, Journal of Climate, 24(20), 5309-5324.

◦2011 * | Goldner, A., M. Huber, N. Diffenbaugh, and R. Caballero, Implications of the permanent El Nino teleconnection "blueprint" for past global and North American hydroclimatology, Climates of the Past, 7, 723-743.

◦2011 * +| Diffenbaugh, N.S., M.A. White, G.V. Jones and M. Ashfaq, Climate adaptation wedges: a case study of premium wine in the western United States,Environmental Research Letters, 6, 024024.

◦2011 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S. and M. Scherer, Observational and model evidence for global emergence of unprecedented heat in the 20th and 21st centuries, Climatic Change, 10.1007/s10584-011-0112-y.

Second Hour : George Farwell Chairman Iroquois Chapter (Utica) Adirondack Mountain Club . He is a Diesel truck technician for Utica Mack Trucks . He has lived in Utica area since 1978 after attending MVCC. Farwell has a lifelong love of wild places, dating back to Boy Scouts. Has climbed the 46 Adirondack High Peaks over 4000'.Section hiked the 270 mile Long Trail in Vermont. Section hiked Appalachian Trail through Vermont, New Hampshire, and part of Maine. He was past professional ski instructor at Snow Ridge and Magic Mountain, Vermont. Certified in Telemark skiing instruction. He also enjoys Winter Mountaineering, kayaking,bicycling and motorcycling.

The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is a nonprofit membership organization that protects wild lands and waters through a balanced approach of conservation and advocacy, environmental education, and responsible recreation.

Adirondack Mountain Club

Iroquois Chapter

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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3 Broadcasts on 8/6th, 8th, 11th /2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Hour: Adirondack Distillery : will use local ingredients from the agribusiness sector to produce their unique spirits.

Jordan Karp will serve as Master Distiller. Jordan brings years of experience of budget planning and marketing to the distillery. An avid mead (honey wine) and home brewer during college, Jordan has a good mix of hobbyist experience and professional marketing experience. Having been involved in politics for a decade, including 5 years running his own political consulting firm, Jordan understands marketing as well as proper planning, budgeting and execution of tasks and meeting goals.

Distillation is a method of separating mixtures based on differences in volatilities of components in a boiling liquid mixture. Distillation is a unit operation, or a physical separation process, and not a chemical reaction.

Commercially, distillation has a number of applications. It is used to separate crude oil into more fractions for specific uses such as transport, power generation and heating. Water is distilled to remove impurities, such as salt from seawater. Air is distilled to separate its components—notably oxygen, nitrogen, and argon— for industrial use. Distillation of fermented solutions has been used since ancient times to produce distilled beverages with a higher alcohol content. The premises where distillation is carried out, especially distillation of alcohol, are known as a distillery.

Adirondack Distillery Brochure

Owners Bruce Elwell, Jordan Karp, Steve Cox

Distallation Video

Ballast Pt. Distillery, Cailf.

Finger Lakes Distillery

January 2012 Spirits Stats

Alcohol & Tobacco Agency Regulators

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever, without compensation of any kind to the sender.]


3 Broadcasts on 7/23rd, 25th, 28th /2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Hour : The Mayor of Utica , Robert Palmeri (D) and his Budget Director Peter Fiorillo are with us for the full hour. We'll discuss the nuts and bolts of the budget and also the Mayor's vision for Utica.

Mayor's Proposed 2013-2014 Budget

Last Year's Final Budget

Video of some Common Council Members View on Harbor Point

Scenic & Historic Commission Brochure

Utica's Master Plan

Second Hour: we'll discuss the Utica College Regional Science Fair. What is it, how does it work, and why is it important are just some of the questions that will be answered. We'll also give a rundown of all the winners at this year's 35th science fair. Our guests will include Utica College Biology professor and Harold T. Clark professor,Larry Aaronson

Joining him via phone will be former science fair winner and UC student Ewa (Szymanska) Mroczek. She is a 2004 graduate of Proctor High School, and from Utica College in 2008 with a BS in Biology. She will complete her PhD in Immunology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham in December. Ewa was Runner-Up Grand Champion of the Utica College Regional Science Fair in 2002 and 2003, and was Grand Champion in 2004. She won several awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. As a student at UC, Ewa was a two-time recipient of the prestigious Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the American Society for Microbiology.

More about the Utica College Regional Science Fair

More about Ewa

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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3 Broadcasts on 7/16th, 18th, 21st /2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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Special 2 Hour Show on Environment & Geoscience Education, Research, Careers

Why Earth Science?

Careers in Geoscience

Earth Science World Image Bank

Dr. Todd D. Ellis is an Assistant Professor of Meteorology at the SUNY College at Oneonta, specializing in satellite and radar meteorology and physical meteorology. His research includes understanding the relationship of climate change and changes in atmospheric movement and precipitation, as well as studying the impact of innovative ways to help students conduct their own inquiry about science.

Todd serves as the education and public outreach lead for the NASA CloudSat mission; the director of the Central New York GLOBE Partnership based at SUNY Oneonta, an international program devoted to teaching K-12 students to make observations of the natural world; and the coordinator of the Earth Science Outreach Program, a dual-enrollment program for bringing college-level geoscience into the high schools around the country. He resides in Otego, NY with his wife Allyson and their three pets.

ESOP WEBSITE

SUNY ONEONTA WEBSITE

ESPRIT LISTSERVE

NASA CLOUDSAT

GLOBE PROGRAM

Geoscience Career, Scholarship , and Internship Resources

Geoscience Careers Webquest

Steve Kluge taught Regents Earth Science for 30 years and an advanced course in Physical Geology for 28 years, including 3 years as a participant in Oneonta ESOP. Twice, he received the National Association of Geoscience Teachers Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award. He was instrumental in the development of the first state-based collection of instructional materials in the national Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) and the expansion of this collection through a grant from the Digital Water Education Library (DWEL).

Today, Steve is a science education consultant to several school districts in SE NY, and is a co-PI on 2 NSF funded Geoscience Education grants. In the summer months he runs the Pre-College Juneau Icefield Research Program on the Juneau Icefield in Alaska, and teaches geology on the Hawaiian Islands in the winter. Kluge's website

During the interview the host Richard Morris brought up the subject of "bad meteorology" in response to some of comments from Dr. Ellis. Please check out this site from Penn. State professor Alistair Fraser as he discusses the miconception that the reason clouds form when air cools is that cold air cannot hold as much water vapor as warm air.

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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3 Broadcasts on 7/9th, 11th, 14th /2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Hour : Ernest H. Williams is the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology at Hamilton College, where he has been on the faculty for the past 30 years. As a butterfly ecologist, he has studied the overwintering biology of monarch butterflies in Mexico, the population structure and dynamics of Gillett's Checkerspots in the Rocky Mountains, and the habitat requirements of Frosted Elfins in the Rome Sand Plains. Much of his writing, including his 2005 book The Nature Handbook, has been geared toward explaining nature for the general public.

He is also co-author of The Stokes Butterfly Book, published by Little, Brown and Co., and editor and co-author of A Marsh for all Seasons, published locally by the Utica Marsh Council. His recent publications have appeared in Journal of Insect Conservation, Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, the Journal of Animal Ecology, Resoration Ecology, The Journal of Biogeography, and American Butterflies. Williams currently works with Associate Professor of Biology Bill Pfitsch on habitat restoration and management in the Rome Sand Plains of central New York.

Direct Effect of Climate Change on Butterflies

2nd Hour : Alex Beauchamp is the Northeast Region Director at Food & Water Watch. Based in the Brooklyn office, Alex oversees all organizing efforts in New York and the Northeast. Alex has worked on issues related to fracking, factory farms, genetic engineering, and water privatization at Food & Water Watch since 2009. His background is in legislative campaigning, and community and electoral organizing. Before joining Food & Water Watch, Alex worked for Grassroots Campaigns, Inc., where he worked on several campaigns including organizing support for renewable energy in Colorado, fundraising, and running get-out-the-vote operations. Alex graduated from Carleton College with a degree in political science.

Food and Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainable. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping shared resources under public control.

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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3 Broadcasts on 7/2nd , 4th, 7th /2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Hour Discussion : with Oneida County Commissioner of Water Quality and Water Pollution Steve Devan. He is joined by Karl Schrantz an engineer with Schumaker Engineering. Recently some questions & misconceptions came up in the local media regarding an interceptor in North Utica . We'll clear up any misconceptions and let you know what an interceptor is, why it is important, and how it is being paid for.

This facility is currently in violation of state environmental regulations and is under a consent order with DEC to devise and implement a solution. We'll review some of the problems and some proposed and on-going solutions .

Video presentation by Dimeo (MVEDGE) regarding N. Utica interceptor

Here are some other links to help you to better understand these issues.

Project overview:

Project bulletin:

Consent Order

Flow video

OCSD SSO Mitigation Project District:

Public information:

Second Hour : Daniella Dimitrova Russo is the co-founder and Executive Director of Plastic Pollution Coalition, a global alliance of people, organizations and businesses working together to end plastic pollution. She has spent many years in the high-tech industry as a founder and executive of a range businesses – from Internet start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. In 2006 she began work on National Geographic's Strange Days on Planet Earth project, and developed and launched the award-winning "Think Beyond Plastics" 360 campaign. In 2009 she co-founded the Plastic Pollution Coalition, where she continued working on growing the global movement to end plastic pollution. She is committed to elevating the issue of plastic pollution to the forefront of social, political and environmental discourse. She believes that all people have the right to a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts.

Find out how Madison County , NY and JBI, Inc plan to address the plastic agricultural waste problem :

Part II

Part I

These next 2 videos dramatically illustrate the effect of plastic pollution:

1) Plastic Lasts Longer Than Lives

2) Midway Island: Plastic Waste Kills Wildlife

Think Beyond Plastic (June 13-14, 2013) is an innovation competition sponsored by the Plastic Pollution Coalition for disruptive solutions to the global plastic pollution crisis. First place prize is a $50,000 investment. Think Beyond Plastic competition trailer: HERE

Daniella would like to stress 3 points;

1. The Plastic Pollution crisis and the problem with disposable and single-use plastics

2. Recycling is not a solution to the problem

3. Think Beyond Plastic competition seeks innovation and solutions from entrepreneurs and great thinkers.

To achieve its mission, Plastic Pollution Coalition has defined the following strategic goals:

End the global dependence on disposable plastic, the primary source of plastic pollution;

Reduce the overall global plastic footprint for individuals, businesses and organizations;

Achieving these strategic goals requires collaboration on a global scale between individuals, organizations, businesses and policy-makers to raise awareness and improve understanding of the complex problem of plastic pollution; to create solutions; and to pursue these solutions relentlessly, with a sense of utmost urgency

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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3 Broadcasts on 6/25th , 27th, 30th /2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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During our first hour : Deborah Goldberg is currently acting as counsel for the Town of Dryden, NY. She is currently representing same in a State Appellate Division, a New York Appeals court. Attorney Goldberg is the Managing Attorney of Earthjustice's Northeast regional office, where she supervises and conducts legal advocacy and litigation related to global warming and environmental health. Her arrival at Earthjustice in July 2008 marked a return to the practice of environmental law, where she spent the first decade of her legal career. As an attorney at the law firms Berle, Kass & Case and Arnold & Porter, she concentrated in cases involving environmental impact review, historic preservation, and hazardous waste issues. She was lead counsel at the U.S. Supreme Court for the county intervenors in New York v. United States, 505 U.S. 144 (1992) (overturning portions of the Low Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act). While in private practice, she also co-authored with Michael B. Gerrard the environmental law column of the New York Law Journal. Ms. Goldberg is a graduate of Harvard Law School, after which she served as a law clerk for then-Judge Stephen G. Breyer on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the late Constance Baker Motley of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ms. Goldberg says that "until I joined Earthjustice in 2008, my career was not fully aligned with my deepest concerns. Now, what I do from day to day, what I care about the most, and what I believe to be the most crucial issues of our time fit together perfectly. I feel unbelievably lucky to have landed here, with extraordinary and inspiring colleagues doing incredibly important work. I only hope that I can live up to the standards they embody and the example they set in my fight for a healthy environment, biodiverse ecosystems and a clean energy future".

Northeast Office for Earth Justice

Earth Justice's Fracking Section

Goldberg Team Declared Winner in Tag Team Fracking Debate

Fracking Video

During our second hour: we will talk all about the complex issue of food with Professors Gapp and Sciacca from Hamilton College Their multi-disciplinary "Food for Thought "course looks at food from all angles.

Food for Thought: The Science, Culture and Politics of Food is taught by David Gapp, the Silas D. Child Professor of Biology, and Associate Professor of Russian Frank Sciacca. Described as an interdisciplinary exploration of food, topics covered include why we eat what we eat; where our dinner comes from; the politics of food; the cultural history of foodways; early 19th-century New York State agriculture; diet fads; food and disease; the locavore and Slow Food movements. One weekly session is dedicated to The 1812 Garden, food workshops and films.

David Gapp, Ph.D., The Silas D. Childs Professor of Biology:Gapp concentrates on comparative endocrinology of reptiles, with a focus on the action and evolution of gastrointestinal and pancreatic hormones. He has written and reviewed manuscripts for notable journals including The Journal of Comparative Endocrinology and Physiological Zoology, and he has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. His research focuses primarily on turtles and alligators, examining factors controlling insulin and gastrin release and looking particularly at seasonal aspects of pancreatic hormone release in turtles. His recent identification of "diabetes" in a local population of snapping turtles may provide an interesting model to pursue the study of this serious metabolic disease that affects a significant portion of the American population.

Franklin Sciacca, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Russian: Sciacca, who has been a faculty member at Hamilton since 1984, earned a Ph.D and master's from Columbia University. He has lectured extensively on iconography and Russian churches, and contributed articles to Slavic Review, Journal of Slavic and East European Arts, and Ulbandus Review. His ongoing research interests are the Pochaev Monastery - the cultural politics of Right Bank Ukraine, iconography of Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, and recent canonizations in the Russian Orthodox churches.

Slow Food USA

Slow Food Mohawk Valley

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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3 Broadcasts on 6/18th , 20th, 23rd /2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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First Hour : a blast from the past as we talk to Hans Arnold, the former CEO of the Oneida Herkimer Solid Waste Authority. He'll talk with host Richard Morris about the highlights of his 20 year tenure with the Authority. For the last 4 years Mr. Arnold has been the owner of Gerhardt LLC , a solid waste related consulting firm. We'll discuss some of the current issues in solid waste management and find out about some of his firm's current projects.

Mr. Arnold was Executive Director of Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority from September 1988 – March 2009 . He has over 25 years of experience in developing a comprehensive solid waste management system with a capital investment of $85 million and a wide range of supporting programs. Facilities include a new green field landfill facility, a materials recovery facility, a green waste compost facility, a household hazardous waste facility, and three waste transfer stations. managed a $25 million per year operating budget with 100 employees. Successfully guided litigation on flow control to resolution in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Since 2009 he has been Owner of Gerhardt LLC . Gerhardt provides assistance to local governments and private clients with the preparation of local solid waste management plans, facility feasibility studies, recycling initiatives, cost analysis, permitting, and operations studies.

Hans has a BA in Landscape Architecture from Penn State and a MS in Environmental Planning from the University of Massachusetts

Second hour : Catherine Bullwinkle is the Quality Improvement Coordinator for the Oneida County Health Department. She is also the point person for Lead Poisoning Prevention in the area. Find out where and why there is a problem with lead in our area. We'll also discuss ways to protect against lead poisoning and some other health related issues

For the past thirty-two years, Ms. Bullwinkle has worked in the fields of community and public health nursing while specializing in children’s health issues. She rejoined the Oneida County Health Department in 2004 as Quality Improvement Coordinator and restructured the lead poisoning prevention services. In 2006, she developed Oneida County’s Strategic Plan to Eliminate Childhood Lead Poisoning and in 2007 she developed the pilot project for Lead Primary Prevention with funding from the New York State Department of Health. She serves as the Lead Primary Prevention Project Manager for this highly successful program using analytics to identify the relationships between housing and children who are lead poisoned to micro-target resources and interventions to achieve maximum reductions in lead poisoning incidence. She has presented her methodology and results on strategic planning and use of analytics to micro-target high risk populations to eliminate childhood lead poisoning at national conferences for HUD and Lead and Healthy Homes in Denver, Philadelphia, and New Orleans.

Lead Poisoning in Utica 1984-2004

Lead Poisoning, Ethnicity, Poverty

NYS LEAD Slide

Also this hour contributor Don Stebbins talks about "the birth and possible death of the EPA".

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever, without compensation of any kind to the sender.]


3 Broadcasts on 6/11th , 13th, 16th /2013 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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Discussion of Cornell's Genesee St. Project with teacher advisor and Landscape Architect Paula Horrigan, student Emily Bauer, and Architect Michael Bosak from the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica.

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Paula H. Horrigan. Student Design Team: Radhya Adityavarman, Emily Bauer, Ally Dougherty, Gabe Farrell, Tracy Hudak, Kathy

Li, Jesse Nicholson, Ryan Pardoe, Yichen Wei, Hanzi Yang.

GOAL: Recommend design options that will take into consideration community stakeholder interests, neighborhood networks, green infrastructure, wayfinding, and city zoning suggestions.

Cornell is working with the City and other local stakeholders, to find innovative and place-based design strategies and solutions for the revitalization of Genesee Street. The project will seek to uncover and assess the complex and integrated way that Genesee Street functions (both historically and currently) and then to go about developing strategies for its renewal. We will look at how vacant lot recovery, ease of wayfinding, activity nodes, path networks and connections, land uses, public space, governance, policies, and green infrastructure, among other things, can come together and support the renewal of Genesee Street and its sustained value to Utica.

Paula Horrigan is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Cornell University. She is dedicated to examining and fostering the theory and practice of place-baseddesign through teaching, research and service. Participatory design, action-research and service-learning are guiding the Rust to Green NY Action Research Project which she directs. R2G NY aims to advance green narratives and urban resilience across scales in New York’s most at-risk post-industrial cities. Over the last 3 years, she has worked with a diverse group of community partners to launch Rust to Green Utica and activate community-driven efforts related to such things as sustainable food systems, green infrastructure, public space, schoolyard, park and community revitalization. Most recently Professor Horrigan's Spring 2013 Rust to Green Capstone Studio brought 24 students to Utica to work with upwards of 25 local partners on 4 community projects which include: Genesee Street Revitalization, Oneida Square Arts and Culture District Planning and Visioning Project, Refugee Demonstration Community Garden on Park Ave, and the MLK Elementary School "I have a DREAMscape" teaching and learning garden.

Professor Horrigan is a co-leader of Erasing Boundaries--Supporting Communities: Interdisciplinary Service-Learning in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, and is co-editor of Service-Learning in Design and Planning: At the Boundary, published in 2011 by New Village Press.

Emily Bauer is a 2013 graduate of the Landscape Architecture Master's Program at Cornell University. Prior to Cornell, she spent four years working in Buffalo on sustainability and environmental design.

Michael J. Bosak, R.A. (Registered Architect) holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Buffalo, and has been a New York State Registered Architect since 1994. He has worked for the federal government since 1989, and had been the State Architect for the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development in New York from 1995 until 2009. He is presently the Multi-Family Housing Program Director. Bosak is currently the Vice President for Rutger Park of the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica, and the former chair of The Endangered Buildings, Old Main Redevelopment Advisory and Utica Monday Nite Walking Tour committees. He served as the President of the Board of Trustees from 2008 until 2012 (now the Immediate Past President), and from 1999 until 2003, and as Vice President from 1997 until 1999. He has been on the Board of Trustees since 1995.

He is an accomplished photographer and writer and was a contributor to the recently published Encyclopedia of New York State. Passionate about historic architecture, Bosak is particularly interested in, and knowledgeable about, Utica’s Union Station and The Old Main Building on the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center’s Utica Campus, The Munn Castle (#1 Rutger Park) and the Miller-Conkling-Kernan House (#3 Rutger Park). He is an avid community volunteer, historian and preservation advocate. Mr. Bosak was formerly a long serving member of the Board of Directors of The Adirondack Scenic Railroad and the Utica & Mohawk Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. He has conducted frequent walking tours since the inception of Utica Monday Nite in 1997, and continues to provide informative lectures on railroad stations from around the country and historic buildings around the area.

Landmark's web site

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever, without compensation of any kind to the sender.]


3 Broadcasts on 6/4th , 6,th, 9th /13 of the Green Local 175 LIVE Radio & Internet Show

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During the First Hour: We'll talk about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and NOFA-NY with 2 guests.

About NOFA-NY (the Northeast Farming Association of New York): Founded in 1983, NOFA-NY is a statewide organization leading a growing movement of farmers, consumers, gardeners, and businesses committed to promoting sustainable, local, organic food and farming. We provide education, assistance, and support to regionally-based, sustainable farmers to help them thrive; educate consumers about the value in buying local, organic products; help consumers connect with regionally-based farmers; work to make local, organic food available to all people; and advocate policies that support a sustainable food and farm system. Our organization promotes the stewardship of the land and the lives that inhabit it. Stewardship encompasses the long term viability of our natural resource base; the health of consumers; the working conditions of farmers, their families and workers; the needs of communities; and the welfare of farm animals.

Maryellen Sheehan started farming in 1998 and worked on livestock and vegetable operations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, where she started a market farm and CSA in 2002. In 2008, she moved to NY to manage a Hudson Valley vegetable and educational farm. She and her husband moved in early 2012 to Fenner, NY to start Hartwood Farm, where they grow vegetables for farmers market and CSA while building up their hop yard. They deliver CSA shares across the great Syracuse/Utica region. Maryellen works part-time with NOFA-NY as their Organic Fruit and Vegetable Coordinator, and as part of NOFA-NY’s education team helps provide technical assistance to farmers, coordinate workshops and events, and helps connect the public with the great farms we have here in NY.

Northeast Organic Farming Organization of NY

Denise Szarek and her husband (the old goat!) runs a CSA called 3 Goat Farms , which also supplies the produce for their value added products. New this year, they are partnering with the University of Hawaii to grow baby ginger and tumeric sustainability in the greenhouse. The university is working with growers in Hawaii and on the mainland to see if the ginger can be grown successfully in the greenhouse or in hoop houses. They were chosen because they already use hydroponic extensively on their farm, but there are other farms in the finger lakes region and in Massachusetts and Maine who are already successfully growing it in Hoop houses. So if they are successful this season you will find local baby ginger and tumeric at the Oneida County Public Market and the Westmoreland Summer Farmer's Market in late August & September.

Three Goat Farm

From 8 to 9 p.m. : we'll talk with Sherrie Hastings Certification Director NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC.

Hastings joined NOFA-NY Certified Organic in 2005 as an Administrative Assistant working with operations certifying vegetable and crop production. Moving into the position of Handling Certification Coordinator in 2007, where she oversaw certification of operations that produce and handle processed products. In 2011 she began current role as Certification Director . Her responsibilities include overseeing day to day operations of the certification program and managing the agency’s accreditation requirements.

NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC is a subsidiary of NOFA-NY, Inc., a nonprofit, educational organization NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC has been accredited by the USDA National Organic Program since April 29, 2002 to provide organic certification for farmers and processors in the United States. NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC is operated in a nonprofit manner and is funded entirely by certification fees. The day-to-day activities of the program are coordinated by paid certification office personnel. Trained inspectors are hired to visit the farms and processing operations.

NOFA-NY ORGANIC, LLC

Organic Crop Certification Power Point

USDA National Organic Program

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever, without compensation of any kind to the sender.]


5/28/13 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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From 7 to 8:20 p.m. : Discussion of Cornell's Genesee St. Project with teacher advisor and Landscape Architect Paula Horrigan, student Emily Bauer, and Architect Michael Bosak from the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica.

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Paula H. Horrigan. Student Design Team: Radhya Adityavarman, Emily Bauer, Ally Dougherty, Gabe Farrell, Tracy Hudak, Kathy

Li, Jesse Nicholson, Ryan Pardoe, Yichen Wei, Hanzi Yang.

GOAL: Recommend design options that will take into consideration community stakeholder interests, neighborhood networks, green infrastructure, wayfinding, and city zoning suggestions.

Cornell is working with the City and other local stakeholders, to find innovative and place-based design strategies and solutions for the revitalization of Genesee Street. The project will seek to uncover and assess the complex and integrated way that Genesee Street functions (both historically and currently) and then to go about developing strategies for its renewal. We will look at how vacant lot recovery, ease of wayfinding, activity nodes, path networks and connections, land uses, public space, governance, policies, and green infrastructure, among other things, can come together and support the renewal of Genesee Street and its sustained value to Utica.

Paula Horrigan is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Cornell University. She is dedicated to examining and fostering the theory and practice of place-baseddesign through teaching, research and service. Participatory design, action-research and service-learning are guiding the Rust to Green NY Action Research Project which she directs. R2G NY aims to advance green narratives and urban resilience across scales in New York’s most at-risk post-industrial cities. Over the last 3 years, she has worked with a diverse group of community partners to launch Rust to Green Utica and activate community-driven efforts related to such things as sustainable food systems, green infrastructure, public space, schoolyard, park and community revitalization. Most recently Professor Horrigan's Spring 2013 Rust to Green Capstone Studio brought 24 students to Utica to work with upwards of 25 local partners on 4 community projects which include: Genesee Street Revitalization, Oneida Square Arts and Culture District Planning and Visioning Project, Refugee Demonstration Community Garden on Park Ave, and the MLK Elementary School "I have a DREAMscape" teaching and learning garden.

Professor Horrigan is a co-leader of Erasing Boundaries--Supporting Communities: Interdisciplinary Service-Learning in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, and is co-editor of Service-Learning in Design and Planning: At the Boundary, published in 2011 by New Village Press.

Emily Bauer is a 2013 graduate of the Landscape Architecture Master's Program at Cornell University. Prior to Cornell, she spent four years working in Buffalo on sustainability and environmental design.

Michael J. Bosak, R.A. (Registered Architect) holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Buffalo, and has been a New York State Registered Architect since 1994. He has worked for the federal government since 1989, and had been the State Architect for the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development in New York from 1995 until 2009. He is presently the Multi-Family Housing Program Director. Bosak is currently the Vice President for Rutger Park of the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica, and the former chair of The Endangered Buildings, Old Main Redevelopment Advisory and Utica Monday Nite Walking Tour committees. He served as the President of the Board of Trustees from 2008 until 2012 (now the Immediate Past President), and from 1999 until 2003, and as Vice President from 1997 until 1999. He has been on the Board of Trustees since 1995.

He is an accomplished photographer and writer and was a contributor to the recently published Encyclopedia of New York State. Passionate about historic architecture, Bosak is particularly interested in, and knowledgeable about, Utica’s Union Station and The Old Main Building on the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center’s Utica Campus, The Munn Castle (#1 Rutger Park) and the Miller-Conkling-Kernan House (#3 Rutger Park). He is an avid community volunteer, historian and preservation advocate. Mr. Bosak was formerly a long serving member of the Board of Directors of The Adirondack Scenic Railroad and the Utica & Mohawk Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. He has conducted frequent walking tours since the inception of Utica Monday Nite in 1997, and continues to provide informative lectures on railroad stations from around the country and historic buildings around the area.

Landmark's web site

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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5/21/13 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

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From 7 to 8 p.m. will be former Congressman Michael Arcuri & local CPA Vincent Gilroy discussing the LDC for Harbor Point. We'll get into its creation, mission and function. The Local Development Corporation is an entity whose operations are foreign to the general public. We'll attempt to shed some light on them, especially as it relates to the a local LDC's efforts and future plans for Harbor Point.

NYS Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability . "Municipal Use of LDCs and Other Private Entities. April 2011 HERE

More about LDCs and the potential for abuse

Blog by Amy Lavine about the problems with LDCs

Case studies from Rochester regarding LDC risks and benefits

NYS LAW regarding LDCs

Mayor of Utica & Memebrs of the Common Council of Utica Views on Harbor Point

Aerial Photo & Diagram of Harbor Point Brownfield Remediation

National Grid Harbor Point Web Site

Harbor Point Database

DEC Manufactured Gas Plant Information

NYS's Approach to Remediate These Sites

Elan Planning/Design/Landscape Architecture PLLC

From 8 to 9 p.m. : We'll talk about the Engineering Club from Cicero North Syracuse High School and their first place finish in the 2013 Shell Eco - Marathon Americas competition. The Shell Eco-marathon challenges colleges, universities and high school teams from around the world to design, build and test ultra-energy-efficient vehicles. The event inspires young engineers to push the boundaries of fuel efficiency and winners of each competition are the teams that go thefurthest using the least amount of energy.

The C-NS team transported two vehicles to Houston in order to compete in both Hydrogen Fuel Cell Classes that included the Urban Concept and Prototype Divisions. In the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Urban Concept Division, the C-NS Performance Engineering Team placed first with an average fuel efficiency rating of 42.8 km/kWh. The rating was almost three times greater than the University of Illinois who finished second in the Urban Concept Division with an efficiency rating of 17.8 km/kWh. In the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Prototype Division, the C-NS Engineering Team’s vehicle averaged a fuel efficiency rating of 65.6 km/kWh which was second to the University ofColorado’s efficiency rating of 87.1 km/kWh for their vehicle.

In addition to the first and second place standings, the team also won the Innovation award for designing the vehicles to utilize one fuel cell between them. This made for a very busy and hectic day but the Engineering firm judging the Innovation Award category was very impressed and said it was the best innovation in this competition that they have ever seen.

We'll get all the details about the CNS team from engineering club advisor Martin Miner. Miner is a Technology education and pre-engineering teacher at the High School. Miner holds a Masters’ degree in Vocational Technical Education from SUNY Oswego. He is New York State Certified to teach Technology Education K-12. Miner have taught for 19 years at Cicero North Syracuse High School. He has the following Project Lead the Way course Certifications: Principles of Engineering, Computer Integrated Manufacturing (Master teacher), Civil Engineering & Architecture, Engineering Design & Development.

Miner Received a Bachelors of Science in Wood Products Engineering from SUNY ESF. His summers are spent working in the commercial construction industry in Syracuse.

Members of the 2012-13 C-NS Performance Engineering Team are Joseph Stokes, Vincent Brigandi, Nathaniel Sanders, Jacob Finsel, Tyler Stebbins, Nicholas Yanchism and Nicholas Cifaratta.

Electrathon

Pictures

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever, without compensation of any kind to the sender.]


5/14/13 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

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Tonight from 7 to 9 p.m.: Green Local 175 LIVE radio and internet show presents a “soup to nuts” exploration of the issues and of the hoped for potential of the Harbor Point area of Utica. The show will air live 5/14/13 Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be re-played on Sunday 5/19/13 from 9-11 a.m. on WPNR 90.7 FM. Given the importance of this project to the City of Utica, Oneida County, and the Mohawk Valley and given the complex nature of the various components, we have assembled a multidisciplinary panel in order to educate our audience regarding these issues.an with a broad array of knowledge.

Before we address the variety of issues that surround the redevelopment of the Utica Harbor, we will educate our audience about the history of the Harbor Point area and the how , what , and why regarding contamination of same. Helping us will be William R. Jones, P.E., Lead Engineer for National Grid to explain the history of the area and how it got contaminated . He’ll also describe the extensive remediation that National Grid did to reclaim parts of the site. To explain the extensive rules and regulations that National Grid encountered and had to comply with we reached out to the DEC. Jones is a • 1973 graduate of MVCC - Civil Technology and a • 1976 graduate of Clarkson University - Civil & Environmental Engineerin . He is a • Registered NYS Professional Engineer with • 16 years experience in the private consulting engineering field and • 22 years with National Grid/Niagara Mohawk. Jones has • Managed remediation of over 10 MGP sites while at National Grid. and has • Been Project Manager at Harbor Point since 2006.

On the phone from Albany will be John Spellman an environmental engineer within the Department of Environmental Conservation's Division of Environmental Remediation. This Division is charged with the cleanup of sites contaminated with toxic and hazardous substances. As a project manager John is the first point of contact for businesses undergoing a cleanup and for the public with questions regarding a site remediation. For the last 20 years John’s work has focused on the regulatory compliance of coal gasification plant clean-ups including the former Utica plant at Harbor Point. His duties include the review of construction plans and specifications, coordinating plan reviews within the Department and the preparation of proposed cleanup plans.

Also on the panel and leading the multidisciplinary team effort and serving as Principal-In-Charge will be Lisa Nagle, AICP, a founding partner with Elan Planning, Design and Landscape Architecture, PLLC. Ms. Nagle has practiced in strategic planning, visioning, and economic development for communities throughout the northeast for over 23 years. For the past decade Ms. Nagle has specialized in brownfield, waterfront, and downtown redevelopment. Ms. Nagle is passionate about maintaining and enhancing our communities as livable thriving centers of commerce and waterfront living. Throughout her career, Ms. Nagle has led and developed numerous projects in close partnership with community leaders, volunteer committees, the private sector, and the general public. As a result, Ms. Nagle helped create several consensus based plans that were adopted and are being directly implemented. Companies that are members of Elan's team are Schimaker Engineering, Paige Group, Williams Group, O'brien & Gere, and Harris Beach.

The recently formed LDC had the task of reviewing RFPs for the Harbor Point project and selected Elan as the lead consultant. Vincent J. Gilroy Jr. CPA is a member of the LDC and will explain the mission and function of that organization.

With us for the entire program will be Brian Thomas acting Commissioner of the Department of Urban and Economic Development for the City of Utica. Thomas will describe the current activity at the site and share with us the future plans and goals of the City of Utica for the Harbor Point area.

Mayor of Utica & Memebrs of the Common Council of Utica Views on Harbor Point

Aerial Photo & Diagram of Harbor Point Brownfield Remediation

National Grid Harbor Point Web Site

Harbor Point Database

DEC Manufactured Gas Plant Information

NYS's Approach to Remediate These Sites

Elan Planning/Design/Landscape Architecture PLLC

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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5/7/13 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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From 7 to 8 p.m. : lot's of things to talk about with Tanya Davis Executive director of Rome Clean & Green and she is also involved with the PTO for the George R. Staley Upper Elementary School

Staley Green Team Video

Rome Clean and Green, is a non-profit, volunteer organization committed to beautification, property maintenance, and the overall environmental well-being of our wonderful city, is Rome’s local chapter of our regional organization, Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful. The group has been a catalyst for positive change in Rome since 1991. KMVB is one of only eight accredited NYS affiliates of the National Keep America Beautiful coalition. Their mission is engaging individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their environment.

Rome Clean and Green is proud to be one of six finalists in Taking Root™, a new gardening grant program from Troy-Bilt®, a leading manufacturer of outdoor power equipment. The grant will award six KAB community groups a total of $25,000 in grants and $7,000 in Troy-Bilt products, with the public deciding who receives the most on Troy-Bilt’s Facebook Page. The organization with the highest number of votes on May 12, 2013, will receive $10,000 in cash, plus $2,000 in products. Each of the five runners-up will receive $3,000 in cash plus $1,000 in Troy-Bilt products

“The Grow Rome Project is an opportunity to engage individuals throughout Rome to learn about and engage in growing and harvesting their own food,” . “We are so excited to embark on this project with volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life. This grant will allow us to reach a great number of people in our community but they can't do it without your hellp. All you have to do is visit Troy-Bilt’s Facebook Page, watch their video and then vote for them so that we can make our vision for our community gardens a reality.”

Taking Root voting opened on April 22nd at www.facebook.com/troybilt and will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on May 12, 2013. The winner will be announced the week of May 15. Vote & View

Rome Clean and Green

Keep America Beautiful

From 8 to 9 p.m. : we'll talk with Sherrie Hastings Certification Director NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC.

Hastings joined NOFA-NY Certified Organic in 2005 as an Administrative Assistant working with operations certifying vegetable and crop production. Moving into the position of Handling Certification Coordinator in 2007, where she oversaw certification of operations that produce and handle processed products. In 2011 she began current role as Certification Director . Her responsibilities include overseeing day to day operations of the certification program and managing the agency’s accreditation requirements.

NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC is a subsidiary of NOFA-NY, Inc., a nonprofit, educational organization NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC has been accredited by the USDA National Organic Program since April 29, 2002 to provide organic certification for farmers and processors in the United States. NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC is operated in a nonprofit manner and is funded entirely by certification fees. The day-to-day activities of the program are coordinated by paid certification office personnel. Trained inspectors are hired to visit the farms and processing operations.

NOFA-NY ORGANIC, LLC

Organic Crop Certification Power Point

USDA National Organic Program

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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4/30/13 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

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From 7 to 8 p.m.: Dr. Connie K. Schreppel is the Water Quality Director for the Mohawk Valley Water Authority, a water utility serving urban and rural areas of upstate central New York State. Dr. Schreppel received a Bachelor of Science degree in Laboratory Technology from Syracuse University and a Master of Science in Environmental Science from Greenwich University and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Kennedy Western University.

Prior to employment in the water industry, Dr. Schreppel was trained as a clinical microbiologist. She has over thirty three years experience in the water industry and heads a team of well-qualified scientists who engage in water quality research studies and investigate emerging concerns to the water industry. The research initiatives of the MVWA Water Quality Laboratory concerning water quality monitoring techniques, contaminate warning systems and water system security has been recognized nationwide by the water industry.

As a result of this pro-active initiative, Dr. Schreppel has been invited to provide leadership on committees and working groups addressing the issues of water quality monitoring, water treatment techniques, contaminate warning systems, and water system security on national, New York State and regional levels. She has recently been appointed to the Science Advisory Board (SAB) Panel for the review of EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Study Plan and the DHS CIPAC Drinking Water Contamination Warning System Workgroup.

Mohawk Valley Water Authority

http://www.mvwa.us/Water%20Quality/MVWA%20WQP2012%20final.pdf

From 8 - 9 p.m. 2 guests: 1)Diane Pitcock from WV Host Farms Program supplied this brief biography of her background and what led her to start the organization.

[My husband and I moved to rural, North Central WV in 2005 when my husband took an early retirement. Prior to this, we had always lived in Maryland, in a rural part of Baltimore County, about 30 miles north of Baltimore City. I had worked in private industry for about 20 years. And most recently before moving to WV, had worked as an instructional designer in a corporate environment developing computer-based instructional materials, before taking our early retirement to homeschool our two boys. My academic background is in education. I have a Masters Degree in Education, and C.A.G.S. (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study) both from Johns Hopkins University, with a concentration in Adult & Continuing Education, Training & Development, and Community Education. I've always had interest education and outreach in communities.

Our move to North Central WV was to retire and live a quiet life in our WV hollow where we live on a 108 acre property in a log home. Marcellus drilling was not yet in the picture when we moved to WV. But about 2 years ago, we learned that there would be a very large drilling project next door to our home. Our neighbor had leased his minerals to a drilling company for Marcellus shale gas drilling. We now have four Marcellus well pads under construction on the ridge tops surround our home and at least 27 horizontal legs associated with them.

We are concerned about the environmental and health impacts. There is little knowledge in these rural communities about the major differences that exist between the conventional, shallow, vertical gas wells drilled in the past in WV, and the new "unconventional" drilling methods associated with Marcellus shale natural gas development. Seeing the need for more public awareness, I created the WV Host Farms initiative to help draw researchers and journalists into WV to explore shale gas drilling and the controversial fracking methods used. Hopefully the research and reporting that comes as result of this initiative will help our regulatory agencies determine if hydraulic fracturing in shale regions is a safe as the industry claims that it is. And if not, be able to improve oversight and protect our environment and citizens who live near these drilling operations. .

Since starting the initiative, we have grown to a network of landowners in 14 different WV counties who are willing to allow access to their private properties on or near drilling sites. This gives the environmental community a platform and opportunity to study shale gas drilling at "ground zero." ]

WV Host Farms

2) Also this hour : Professor Yuri Gorby , Geomicrobiologist at RPI. He was raised in Bethany WV where he attended Bethany Elementray and Middle school there. From there he was bussed to Brooke High School...the heart of the steel industry. Got his BS in biology at Bethany College and PhD at the University of New Hampshire. Post Doctoral Position at the US Geological Survey where he discovered that bacteria could breath uranium.

For 16 years Gorby was with the US Department of Energy National Lab at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland WA where he investigated how bacteria influenced the fate and transport of uranium in contaminated groundwater. He also spent 5 years with the J. Craig Venter Institute in San Diego, CA and 1 year at the University of Southern California

Dr. Gorby came to RPI, in part, to get closer to the Marcellus and Utica shales. Here plans to apply his knowledge and expertise in subsurface biogeochemistry to better understand the short and long term environmental implications of high volume slickwater hydraulic fracturing. and that is how he met Diane Pitcock. "She was just getting WV Host Farms off the ground. I had found a valuable resource and opportunity! But when I visited the area to start and establish connections, identify sampling sites, etc., that is when I realized that so many people were sick. Connecting with people like Ron Gulla in southwest PA and Rebecca Roter in northeast PA changed my life. And I knew that I had to spend some time on the emerging health crisis. And that is what lead to the Pittsburgh Health Summit and FrackingOurFuture. We are launching a fundraising drive to provide resources to families in need of air scrubbers, water buffalos and water to fill them, particle and gas masks for outdoor activities. We are planning a relocation program as well...but that will be a major effort."

Video featuring Yuri Gorby

Video featuring Yuri Gorby

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever, without compensation of any kind to the sender.]


4/23/13 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

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From 7 to 8 p.m. : we'll talk with Rich Synek Founder & Executive Director of the Not-For-Profit Feed Our Vets . Synek is a Veteran of the US Navy and a Retired Postmaster, US Postal Service. He has a Criminal Justice degree. Synek is a proud member: American Legion, VFW, Marine Corps League, Master Mason, Veterans Committee for Congressman Richard Hanna.

Feed Our Vets is a not for profit organization dedicated to feeding America's hungy and homeless military veterans, their spouses and children. They say they have the only food pantry in the entire nation, right here in Utica, NY dedicated to this endeavor.

Among the topics will be what they do, where they started, who are the honorary board of directors (a few tv/movie stars) and our future plans for our veterans here in Utica, CNY and the rest of the nation. Along the way Synek will give statistics of how much food, how many veterans and also the fact that they feed active duty military from Fort Drum in Watertown and FOV's mobile food pantry. Of course we'll also get into the latest controversy regarding their planned move the Baggs Square West area and the opposition, comments , and misstatements of at least area business man.

Feed Our Vets Web Site

IRS Filings For the Organization

From 8 to 9 p.m.: we'll discuss 3 upcoming environmental events with Mark Bremer from SUNYIT, Lesley Wallace from Utica College, and the clean up of Rutger Park with Chris Sunderlin.

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever, without compensation of any kind to the sender.]


4/16/13 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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From 7 to 8 p.m. : We'll discuss a type of recycling ,the use of restortion lumber with Doug Holland, owner of Levanna Restoration Lumber. They offer wide plank flooring and custom accessories made of the finest historical barn wood from the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Levanna reclaims locally and gives new hope to a prized wood that would otherwise be lost forever. Plus, reclaimed wood has zero impact on our forest's sensitive eco systems, making it a superior Environmentally Preferable Purchase (EPP). Products are LEED Point Eligible. Although points are project specific and should be determined by a LEED-Accredited Professional, point qualifiers may include: Materials Reuse, Recycled Content, Low-Emitting Materials (Paints and Coatings), Low-Emitting Materials (Composite Wood), Regional Materials.

Holland officially started his business in May of 2002, but retrieved his 1st timbers from the ruins of small house 4 years earlier that was located on Levanna Rd. in

the hamlet of Scipioville, NY. He had someone resaw what turned out to be 180 year-old hand hewed Elm, Soft Maple and Ash. Holland says "I'll never forget the

feeling". Now 11 years later, I'm starting an order for what's being dubbed as the Cooperstown Project: designed by Mitch Owens from Architectural Digest.

Levanna Web Site

Also Contributor Don Stebbins will deliver an editorial about Zero Net Energy.

From 8 to 9 p.m. : We'll talk about the Enginnering Club from Cicero North Syracuse High School and their first place finish in the 2013 Shell Eco - Marathon Americas competition. The Shell Eco-marathon challenges colleges, universities and high school teams from around the world to design, build and test ultra-energy-efficient vehicles. The event inspires young engineers to push the boundaries of fuel efficiency and winners of each competition are the teams that go thefurthest using the least amount of energy.

The C-NS team transported two vehicles to Houston in order to compete in both Hydrogen Fuel Cell Classes that included the Urban Concept and Prototype Divisions. In the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Urban Concept Division, the C-NS Performance Engineering Team placed first with an average fuel efficiency rating of 42.8 km/kWh. The rating was almost three times greater than the University of Illinois who finished second in the Urban Concept Division with an efficiency rating of 17.8 km/kWh. In the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Prototype Division, the C-NS Engineering Team’s vehicle averaged a fuel efficiency rating of 65.6 km/kWh which was second to the University ofColorado’s efficiency rating of 87.1 km/kWh for their vehicle.

In addition to the first and second place standings, the team also won the Innovation award for designing the vehicles to utilize one fuel cell between them. This made for a very busy and hectic day but the Engineering firm judging the Innovation Award category was very impressed and said it was the best innovation in this competition that they have ever seen.

We'll get all the details about the CNS team from engineering club advisor Martin Miner. Miner is a Technology education and pre-engineering teacher at the High School. Miner holds a Masters’ degree in Vocational Technical Education from SUNY Oswego. He is New York State Certified to teach Technology Education K-12. Miner have taught for 19 years at Cicero North Syracuse High School. He has the following Project Lead the Way course Certifications: Principles of Engineering, Computer Integrated Manufacturing (Master teacher), Civil Engineering & Architecture, Engineering Design & Development.

Miner Received a Bachelors of Science in Wood Products Engineering from SUNY ESF. His summers are spent working in the commercial construction industry in Syracuse.

Members of the 2012-13 C-NS Performance Engineering Team are Joseph Stokes, Vincent Brigandi, Nathaniel Sanders, Jacob Finsel, Tyler Stebbins, Nicholas Yanchism and Nicholas Cifaratta.

Electrathon

Pictures

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever, without compensation of any kind to the sender.]


3/26/13 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

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During our 7 to 8 p.m hour: Deborah Goldberg is currently acting as counsel for the Town of Dryden, NY. She is currently representing same in a State Appellate Division, a New York Appeals court. Attorney Goldberg is the Managing Attorney of Earthjustice's Northeast regional office, where she supervises and conducts legal advocacy and litigation related to global warming and environmental health. Her arrival at Earthjustice in July 2008 marked a return to the practice of environmental law, where she spent the first decade of her legal career. As an attorney at the law firms Berle, Kass & Case and Arnold & Porter, she concentrated in cases involving environmental impact review, historic preservation, and hazardous waste issues. She was lead counsel at the U.S. Supreme Court for the county intervenors in New York v. United States, 505 U.S. 144 (1992) (overturning portions of the Low Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act). While in private practice, she also co-authored with Michael B. Gerrard the environmental law column of the New York Law Journal. Ms. Goldberg is a graduate of Harvard Law School, after which she served as a law clerk for then-Judge Stephen G. Breyer on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the late Constance Baker Motley of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ms. Goldberg says that "until I joined Earthjustice in 2008, my career was not fully aligned with my deepest concerns. Now, what I do from day to day, what I care about the most, and what I believe to be the most crucial issues of our time fit together perfectly. I feel unbelievably lucky to have landed here, with extraordinary and inspiring colleagues doing incredibly important work. I only hope that I can live up to the standards they embody and the example they set in my fight for a healthy environment, biodiverse ecosystems and a clean energy future".

Northeast Office for Earth Justice

Earth Justice's Fracking Section

Goldberg Team Declared Winner in Tag Team Fracking Debate

Fracking Video

From 8 to 9 p.m. we will talk all about the complex issue of food with Professors Gapp and Sciacca from Hamilton College Their multi-disciplinary "Food for Thought "course looks at food from all angles.

Food for Thought: The Science, Culture and Politics of Food is taught by David Gapp, the Silas D. Child Professor of Biology, and Associate Professor of Russian Frank Sciacca. Described as an interdisciplinary exploration of food, topics covered include why we eat what we eat; where our dinner comes from; the politics of food; the cultural history of foodways; early 19th-century New York State agriculture; diet fads; food and disease; the locavore and Slow Food movements. One weekly session is dedicated to The 1812 Garden, food workshops and films.

David Gapp, Ph.D., The Silas D. Childs Professor of Biology:Gapp concentrates on comparative endocrinology of reptiles, with a focus on the action and evolution of gastrointestinal and pancreatic hormones. He has written and reviewed manuscripts for notable journals including The Journal of Comparative Endocrinology and Physiological Zoology, and he has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. His research focuses primarily on turtles and alligators, examining factors controlling insulin and gastrin release and looking particularly at seasonal aspects of pancreatic hormone release in turtles. His recent identification of "diabetes" in a local population of snapping turtles may provide an interesting model to pursue the study of this serious metabolic disease that affects a significant portion of the American population.

Franklin Sciacca, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Russian: Sciacca, who has been a faculty member at Hamilton since 1984, earned a Ph.D and master's from Columbia University. He has lectured extensively on iconography and Russian churches, and contributed articles to Slavic Review, Journal of Slavic and East European Arts, and Ulbandus Review. His ongoing research interests are the Pochaev Monastery - the cultural politics of Right Bank Ukraine, iconography of Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, and recent canonizations in the Russian Orthodox churches.

Slow Food USA

Slow Food Mohawk Valley

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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3/19/13 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

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From 7 to 8 p.m. : Robert S. Young is the Director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, a joint Duke University/Western Carolina University venture. He is also a Professor of Coastal Geology at Western Carolina University and a licensed professional geologist in three states (FL, NC, SC). The Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) is a research and policy outreach center serving the global coastal community. The primary mission of PSDS is to conduct scientific research into coastal processes and to translate that science into management and policy recommendations through a variety of professional and public outreach mechanisms. The Program specializes in evaluating the design and implementation of coastal engineering projects.

Dr. Young received a BS degree in Geology (Phi Beta Kappa) from the College of William & Mary, and MS degree in Quaternary Studies from the University of Maine, and a PhD in Geology from Duke University where he was a James B. Duke Distinguished Doctoral Fellow. Dr. Young has approximately 100 technical publications and he serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Coastal Research and Environmental Geosciences. He currently oversees more than $3.5 Million in grant-funded research projects related to coastal science and management.

Current research projects include: 1) an NSF-funded project examining the coastal impacts of the Elwha River dam removal project; 2) a major scientific effort to restore native rivercane Arundinaria gigantea to the southern Appalachians; 3) building a national, geo-referenced storm surge database in partnership with NOAA; 4) a National Park Service funded project to map coastal engineering activities in coastal parks; and 5) working at the local level to help communities plan for rising sea level.

He is also President of Sialia Environmental, Inc— a firm that provides environmental consulting and restoration design.

Robert Young's Website

PSDS Website

His Book "The Rising Sea"

"Most Misused & Improperly Designed Coastal Structure

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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3/12/13 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

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From 7 to 8 p.m. : The Mayor of Utica , Robert Palmeri (D) and his Budget Director Peter Fiorillo are with us for the full hour. We'll discuss the nuts and bolts of the budget and also the Mayor's vision for Utica.

Mayor's Proposed 2013-2014 Budget

Last Year's Final Budget

Video of some Common Council Members View on Harbor Point

Scenic & Historic Commission Brochure

Utica's Master Plan

From 8 to 9 p.m.: we'll discuss the Utica College Regional Science Fair. What is it, how does it work, and why is it important are just some of the questions that will be answered. We'll also give a rundown of all the winners at this year's 35th science fair. Our guests will include Utica College Biology professor and Harold T. Clark professor,Larry Aaronson

Joining him via phone will be former science fair winner and UC student Ewa (Szymanska) Mroczek. She is a 2004 graduate of Proctor High School, and from Utica College in 2008 with a BS in Biology. She will complete her PhD in Immunology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham in December. Ewa was Runner-Up Grand Champion of the Utica College Regional Science Fair in 2002 and 2003, and was Grand Champion in 2004. She won several awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. As a student at UC, Ewa was a two-time recipient of the prestigious Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the American Society for Microbiology.

More about the Utica College Regional Science Fair

More about Ewa

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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3/5/13 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

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From 8 to 9 p.m. : We'll tell you everything you always wanted to know about SNOWFLAKES , with our guest Kenneth Libbrecht, Professor of Physics and Physics Executive Officer from the California Institute of Technology. In the mid-1990s his interest in the molecular dynamics of crystal growth resulted in detailed study of ice crystals and how they grow from water vapor. This led to the study of snowflakes, a return to his North Dakota roots in the much warmer climate of Southern California. The result of his studies is a book, A Field Guide to Snowflakes, in which Libbrecht classifies each crystal based on formation, symmetry and growth., which is essentially the physics of snowflakes. He has authored several other books on this topic, including The Snowflake: Winter’s Secret Beauty, and the The Art of the Snowflake. In 2006 the United States Postal Services issued "SnowFlake Stamps" based on Libbrecht's work.

Using modern equipment and techniques, Libbrecht has proven to be a worthy successor to pioneer snowflake photographer Wilson A. Bentley. While he can produce artificial snow at any time of the year at Caltech, his field research has taken him to all parts of North America where snow may be found

Professor Libbrecht's Snow Crystal Web Site

Snow Crystal Classification

Books by Kenneth G Libbrecht

Movies of Snow Crystal Growth

Video of Libbrecht in Action

Documentary of the first person to photograph snow crystals

From 7 to 8 p.m. : We will begin however, with a discussion of the value of Historic Preservation and Urban Planning with 2 Licensed Architects from the Landmark's Society of Greater Utica. Mike Bosak is a past President of the Society and currently is Vice Presdent for the Historic Landmark Rutger Park. Mr. Bosak is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo.

Robert A.W. Heins A.I.A. Architect relocated to Utica in 2003. He was recently appointed by the Mayor of Utica to the Scenic and Historic Preservation Commission. He currently serves as chair of the Endangered Buildings Committee for the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica. Mr. Heins was educated at the Syracuse University School of Architecture and at the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkley.

Scenic & Historic Commission Brochure

Utica's Master Plan

Landmarks Society Website

Utica's Lost Landmarks

Green Local 175 LIVE also suggests NY State Historic Preservation Online Tools

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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2/26/13 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

From 7 to 8 p.m : Ernest H. Williams is the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology at Hamilton College, where he has been on the faculty for the past 30 years. As a butterfly ecologist, he has studied the overwintering biology of monarch butterflies in Mexico, the population structure and dynamics of Gillett's Checkerspots in the Rocky Mountains, and the habitat requirements of Frosted Elfins in the Rome Sand Plains. Much of his writing, including his 2005 book The Nature Handbook, has been geared toward explaining nature for the general public.

He is also co-author of The Stokes Butterfly Book, published by Little, Brown and Co., and editor and co-author of A Marsh for all Seasons, published locally by the Utica Marsh Council. His recent publications have appeared in Journal of Insect Conservation, Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, the Journal of Animal Ecology, Resoration Ecology, The Journal of Biogeography, and American Butterflies. Williams currently works with Associate Professor of Biology Bill Pfitsch on habitat restoration and management in the Rome Sand Plains of central New York.

Direct Effect of Climate Change on Butterflies

From 8 to 9 p.m. : Alex Beauchamp is the Northeast Region Director at Food & Water Watch. Based in the Brooklyn office, Alex oversees all organizing efforts in New York and the Northeast. Alex has worked on issues related to fracking, factory farms, genetic engineering, and water privatization at Food & Water Watch since 2009. His background is in legislative campaigning, and community and electoral organizing. Before joining Food & Water Watch, Alex worked for Grassroots Campaigns, Inc., where he worked on several campaigns including organizing support for renewable energy in Colorado, fundraising, and running get-out-the-vote operations. Alex graduated from Carleton College with a degree in political science.

Food and Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainable. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping shared resources under public control.

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever, without compensation of any kind to the sender.]


2/19/13 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

From 7 to 8 p.m : Jennifer Piren is currently an Assistant Director for Physical Plant at Hamilton College. She supervises the Hamilton College custodial staff, coordinates flooring renovation projects and recently inherited the supervision of our Recycling Task Force students. Ms. Piren partners with the Grounds Department to improve our over all campus recycling and compost programs.

Jennifer has worked in Higher Ed as a professional for 13 years. She started as a Residence Hall Director at SUNY New Paltz and worked at UNLV as an Assistant Director for Residential Facilities at the University of Las Vegas Nevada at which she helped develop a green cleaning program. Her undergraduate degree is in Art History and her graduate work is in Humanistic and Multicultural Education. Both degrees are from SUNY New Paltz.

Joining Piren will be Don Croft Grounds Manager at Hamilton College. . He has the most information on the College's compost program and can provide a bit of history on our relationship with Crane's farm who is one of Hamilton's composting partners

We'll discuss both ongoing and new projects ( Recyclemania & Trashion show) on campus dealing with Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling.

Find out more about the March 3, 2013 Trashion Show at our Environmental Bulletin Board the Green Scene.

From 8 to 9 p.m. Daniella Dimitrova Russo is the co-founder and Executive Director of Plastic Pollution Coalition, a global alliance of people, organizations and businesses working together to end plastic pollution. She has spent many years in the high-tech industry as a founder and executive of a range businesses – from Internet start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. In 2006 she began work on National Geographic's Strange Days on Planet Earth project, and developed and launched the award-winning "Think Beyond Plastics" 360 campaign. In 2009 she co-founded the Plastic Pollution Coalition, where she continued working on growing the global movement to end plastic pollution. She is committed to elevating the issue of plastic pollution to the forefront of social, political and environmental discourse. She believes that all people have the right to a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts.

Find out how Madison County , NY and JBI, Inc plan to address the plastic agricultural waste problem :

Part II

Part I

These next 2 videos dramatically illustrate the effect of plastic pollution:

1) Plastic Lasts Longer Than Lives

2) Midway Island: Plastic Waste Kills Wildlife

Think Beyond Plastic (June 13-14, 2013) is an innovation competition sponsored by the Plastic Pollution Coalition for disruptive solutions to the global plastic pollution crisis. First place prize is a $50,000 investment. Think Beyond Plastic competition trailer: HERE

Daniella would like to stress 3 points;

1. The Plastic Pollution crisis and the problem with disposable and single-use plastics

2. Recycling is not a solution to the problem

3. Think Beyond Plastic competition seeks innovation and solutions from entrepreneurs and great thinkers.

To achieve its mission, Plastic Pollution Coalition has defined the following strategic goals:

End the global dependence on disposable plastic, the primary source of plastic pollution;

Reduce the overall global plastic footprint for individuals, businesses and organizations;

Achieving these strategic goals requires collaboration on a global scale between individuals, organizations, businesses and policy-makers to raise awareness and improve understanding of the complex problem of plastic pollution; to create solutions; and to pursue these solutions relentlessly, with a sense of utmost urgency

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever, without compensation of any kind to the sender.]


2/12/13 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

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7 to 8 p.m. Discussion with Oneida County Commissioner of Water Quality and Water Pollution Steve Devan. He is joined by Karl Schrantz an engineer with Schumaker Engineering. Recently some questions & misconceptions came up in the local media regarding an interceptor in North Utica . We'll clear up any misconceptions and let you know what an interceptor is, why it is important, and how it is being paid for.

This facility is currently in violation of state environmental regulations and is under a consent order with DEC to devise and implement a solution. We'll review some of the problems and some proposed and on-going solutions .

8 to 9 p.m. Robert S. Young PhD , PG is the Director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, a joint Duke University/Western Carolina University venture. He is also a Professor of Coastal Geology at Western Carolina University and a licensed professional geologist in three states (FL, NC, SC). The Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) is a research and policy outreach center serving the global coastal community. The primary mission of PSDS is to conduct scientific research into coastal processes and to translate that science into management and policy recommendations through a variety of professional and public outreach mechanisms. The Program specializes in evaluating the design and implementation of coastal engineering projects.

Questions /comments can be sent in advance to info@greenlocal175.com and during the show using twitter @greenlocal175 www.twitter.com/greenlocal175

Video presentation by Dimeo (MVEDGE) regarding N. Utica interceptor

Here are some other links to help you to better understand these issues.

Project overview:

Project bulletin:

Consent Order

Flow video

OCSD SSO Mitigation Project District:

Public information:

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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February 5, 2013 pre-empted by basketball


1/29/13 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

7 to 8 p.m. a blast from the past as we talk to Hans Arnold, the former CEO of the Oneida Herkimer Solid Waste Authority. He'll talk with host Richard Morris about the highlights of his 20 year tenure with the Authority. For the last 4 years Mr. Arnold has been the owner of Gerhardt LLC , a solid waste related consulting firm. We'll discuss some of the current issues in solid waste management and find out about some of his firm's current projects.

Mr. Arnold was Executive Director of Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority from September 1988 – March 2009 .

Over 25 years of experience in developing a comprehensive solid waste management system with a capital investment of $85 million and a wide range of supporting programs. Facilities include a new green field landfill facility, a materials recovery facility, a green waste compost facility, a household hazardous waste facility, and three waste transfer stations. managed a $25 million per year operating budget with 100 employees. Successfully guided litigation on flow control to resolution in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Since 2009 he has been Owner of Gerhardt LLC . Gerhardt provides assistance to local governments and private clients with the preparation of local solid waste management plans, facility feasibility studies, recycling initiatives, cost analysis, permitting, and operations studies.

Hans has a BA in Landscape Architecture from Penn State and a MS in Environmental Planning from the University of Massachusetts

BTW, nice to see the newspaper finally cover the relationship between JBI and Madison County Solid Waste. Green Local 175 LIVE broke this story in October 2012 with our one hour interviews of Jim Zecca and JBI founder John Bordynuik. Jim Zecca cut some videos for us to put on our you tube site here:

Part II Plastics to Oil

Part I Plastics to OIl

8 to 9 p.m.Catherine Bullwinkle is the Quality Improvement Coordinator for the Oneida County Health Department. She is also the point person for Lead Poisoning Prevention in the area. Find out where and why there is a problem with lead in our area. We'll also discuss ways to protect against lead poisoning and some other health related issues

For the past thirty-two years, Ms. Bullwinkle has worked in the fields of community and public health nursing while specializing in children’s health issues. She rejoined the Oneida County Health Department in 2004 as Quality Improvement Coordinator and restructured the lead poisoning prevention services. In 2006, she developed Oneida County’s Strategic Plan to Eliminate Childhood Lead Poisoning and in 2007 she developed the pilot project for Lead Primary Prevention with funding from the New York State Department of Health. She serves as the Lead Primary Prevention Project Manager for this highly successful program using analytics to identify the relationships between housing and children who are lead poisoned to micro-target resources and interventions to achieve maximum reductions in lead poisoning incidence. She has presented her methodology and results on strategic planning and use of analytics to micro-target high risk populations to eliminate childhood lead poisoning at national conferences for HUD and Lead and Healthy Homes in Denver, Philadelphia, and New Orleans.

Lead Poisoning in Utica 1984-2004

Lead Poisoning, Ethnicity, Poverty

NYS LEAD Slide

Also this hour contributor Don Stebbins talks about "the birth and possible death of the EPA".

Questions /comments can be sent in advance to info@greenlocal175.com and during the show using twitter @greenlocal175 www.twitter.com/greenlocal175

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever, without compensation of any kind to the sender.]


1/22/13 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

7 P.m. Carleton Corey, is a graduate of Cornell University and is a retired Cornell Cooperative Extension Agent. He and his wife own a 45-year-old family business in New Hartford, the Mum Farm Garden Center. For the past couple of years he has also been an anti-fracking activist and lobbyist. We'll trace his journey from mum grower to activist and thoroughly discuss some hydrofracking issues as well on Green Local 175 LIVE, this Tuesday evening 1/22/13 starting at 7 p.m.

Below are links to the handouts Carleton provided.

Hydrofracking Letter as PDF

Contact Information- who to send letters to as PDF document.

Hydrofracking Information Brochure as PDF

MUM Farm Information

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever, without compensation of any kind to the sender.]


1/15/13 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

Back from 3 week X-mas break

Our focus for the full 2 hours tonight will be on the City of Utica. We'll discuss the looming budget and the ramifications of same. Any and all issues affecting the City are fair game, so join us for a lively and informative show. BTW Council persons Colosimo - Testa and Meola were tentaively scheduled to be on our panel. Councilman Meola informed us on Monday 1/14/13 ,that he would not be participating and Coincilwomen Colosimo-Testa did the same on 1/15/13. . Green Local 175 LIVE regrets that this valuable opportunity for Council persons with opposing views to interact in a civil manner has been lost and that the public has been denied hearing that exchange.

Having said that we still anticipate a great show with 2 provocative guests, so join us and send us your question or comment using twitter @greenlocal175 www.twitter.com/greenlocal175

Jim Zecca is currently serving on the City of Utica Common Council as an At-large member.

Education: A.A.S., S.U.N.Y. Ag and Tech College at Cobleskill – Fisheries and Wildlife Tech. Volunteer Campus Recycling Coordinator, 1975-1976

Past Experience: Active in the field of solid waste/ recycling management for over 25 years in both paid and appointed positions.

· Wilton Recycling Center, Wilton, New Hampshire Recycling Center Supervisor

· Town of Milford, Milford , New Hampshire Recycling and Biosolids Composting Coordinator

· Town of Merrimack, Merrimack, New Hampshire Water Pollution Control and Biosolids Compost Facility operator

· Village of Oriskany Falls, Oriskany Falls, N.Y. Former Mayor and Village Trustee The first municipality to institute mandatory curbside recycling in Oneida County, Aug. 1988

Zecca video talks about new green project

Frank Vescera is Utica's 1st district Councilman . He is a graduate of Utica College. Frank has been instrumental through the years of getting government meetings video recorded and televised on public access channel 99. Councilman Vescera has his own weekly show on the channel produced for his Common Cents organization.

Utica Master Plan downloads

Utica Master Plan brouchure

Utica Master Plan power point presentation

Scenic & Historic Commission Brochure

Charts for Mayor's 2012-13 Budget

2012-13 Final Approved Budget

Video of Common Council Members Take on Harbor Point

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever, without compensation of any kind to the sender.]


1/1/13 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

Special 2 Hour Show on Environment & Geoscience Education, Research, Careers

Why Earth Science?

Careers in Geoscience

Earth Science World Image Bank

Dr. Todd D. Ellis is an Assistant Professor of Meteorology at the SUNY College at Oneonta, specializing in satellite and radar meteorology and physical meteorology. His research includes understanding the relationship of climate change and changes in atmospheric movement and precipitation, as well as studying the impact of innovative ways to help students conduct their own inquiry about science.

Todd serves as the education and public outreach lead for the NASA CloudSat mission; the director of the Central New York GLOBE Partnership based at SUNY Oneonta, an international program devoted to teaching K-12 students to make observations of the natural world; and the coordinator of the Earth Science Outreach Program, a dual-enrollment program for bringing college-level geoscience into the high schools around the country. He resides in Otego, NY with his wife Allyson and their three pets.

ESOP WEBSITE

SUNY ONEONTA WEBSITE

ESPRIT LISTSERVE

NASA CLOUDSAT

GLOBE PROGRAM

[This year, Earth Science Week (October 14-20) has the theme "Discovering Careers in the Earth Sciences." (http://www.earthsciweek.org) You can contact the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) www.agiweb.org for more information or check the Earth Science Week website to get information on obtaining an Earth Science Week Toolkit.

Geoscience Career, Scholarship and Internship Resources: http://www.earthsciweek.org/themebasedresources/career.html

Geoscience Careers Webquest: http://www.earthsciweek.org/webquest/index.html ]

Steve Kluge taught Regents Earth Science for 30 years and an advanced course in Physical Geology for 28 years, including 3 years as a participant in Oneonta ESOP. Twice, he received the National Association of Geoscience Teachers Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award. He was instrumental in the development of the first state-based collection of instructional materials in the national Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) and the expansion of this collection through a grant from the Digital Water Education Library (DWEL).

Today, Steve is a science education consultant to several school districts in SE NY, and is a co-PI on 2 NSF funded Geoscience Education grants. In the summer months he runs the Pre-College Juneau Icefield Research Program on the Juneau Icefield in Alaska, and teaches geology on the Hawaiian Islands in the winter. Kluge's website

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

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12/25 &30/12 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

Thanks to all our listeners for a great 2012 and we look forward to an even better 2013! We'll be back with new shows 1/15/13.

9 to 11 a.m. : Lynne Mishalanie, Executive Director of Utica Monday Nite will discuss her orgranization's past, present, and future. She'll also speak out on how we can become a more sustainable and liveable community and what role the art's community can play.

About Lynne

History of Utica Monday Nite

Also on the show will be an editorial by contributer Don Stebbins and a discussion with host Richard Morris about newsworthy events that happened during our break. We'll also give you a sneek peek of some of the great guests we have lined up in the coming months.

Editorial byContributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever, without compensation of any kind to the sender.]


12/18/12 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

On 12/11/12 from 7 to 9 p.m. Green Local 175 LIVE presents a 2 hour special all about the weather and your local NWS office.

This special weather event will feature 3 NWS Meteorologists. Host and fellow meteorologist Richard Morris will go in-depth into the what, why and how a local National Weather Service Office fulfills its mission. Discover how federal budgetary constraints are and will have an effect on that mission. Find out what changes they've made and will make to their warning and dissemination system. How does the local office put together your local forecast? Do you know what an incident Meteorologist does or what kind of outreach is performed by a local NWS office?

We'll answer all those questions and yours as well. You can send your weather and climate related questions in advance to info@greenlocal175.com OR send us a tweet before or during the show using @greenlocal175 www.twitter.com/greenlocal175

David Nicosia is a Warning Coordination Meteorologist with a B.S and M.S in Meteorology from Penn State. David has served 21 Years as a NWS Meteorologist working many historic storms like the Blizzard of 1996, Hurricane Ivan, Floods of 2006 and 2011. He has given hundreds of talks and interviews on weather and weather safety. He is alos an Instructor for FEMA on hazardous weather and flood preparedness.

Erik Heden handles the outreach component of the NWS, which includes the social media such as facebook, twitter etc.

Chris Gitro: he works in science research and will discuss the science research component of the local NWS office. This is what they do when they are wrong. They go back and research why to learn and improve their knowledge of the local area and weather patterns. Chris is a big part of this in the BGM office. Every office has a science research program so they can learn the local area better and provide the highest detail forecasts possible for warning the public.

Gitro has obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Meteorology in 2003 from SUNY Brockport. . Shortly after graduating Chris moved to central Oklahoma where he worked for a private forecasting firm for a year and a half. While doing so, he became a member of the Oklahoma Air National Guard where he receved a commission as a weather officer in November of 2005. He transferred to the Binghamton Weather Office in Oct of 2009. Since arriving in Binghamton, Chris was named the 174th Attack Wing weather officer where he leads a flight of weather forecasters responsible for providing weather support for the newly acquired MQ-9 Reaper aircraft. Also since then, Chris has served his nation overseas in the Afghanistan Theater as a deployed US Air Force weather flight commander. In addition to weather forecasting responsibilities with the National Weather Service and US Air Force, Chris also serves his local community as a volunteer firefighter with the Vestal, NY

Binghamton NWS Homepage

Responsibilities, Services & Employees at NWS BGM

Video Tour of a Local NWS Forecast Office

Another Video Tour

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever, without compensation of any kind to the sender.]


12/11/12 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

On 12/11/12 from 7 to 8 p.m. on Green Local 175 LIVE we will be speaking with 2 representatives of the Utica zoo. We'll discuss the role that zoos play in conservation and biodiversity. Executive Director Andria Heath and Communications Director Daniee Hurlbert will also update us on what's new at the Utica zoo. Among the topics will be 2012 a year of babies, new exhibits planned for 2013, and the zoo's current progress toward re-accreditation. We also hear that Santa will be making a visit to the Utica Zoo on December 16. 2012!

The mission of the Utica Zoo’s Education Department is to foster an understanding and inspire a respect for wildlife and wild places through informative and entertaining programs while promoting the zoo’s conservation message.

Andria Heath Non-profit management for 25 years; in addition to Utica Zoo served as Executive Director of American Red Cross and served with YWCA Rape Crisis & Domestic Violence Graduate of HCCC and Utica College Rotarian, Leadership Mohawk Valley Alumni and Past President

Daniee Hurlbert Recent graduate of the Communication & Information program at SUNY IT. Started at the zoo as a volunteer and after 2 months was hired as full time Public Relations & Development Director. Completed senior year of college while working full time for zoo and recently took on new position of Communications Director of the zoo. Has lead the efforts in creating new logo and brand identity for the zoo including website and social media presence.

Utica Zoo Site

What's new at the Utica Zoo!

Also on the show will be contributor Don Stebbins talking about how the US doesn't measure up to other countries when it comes to renewable energy.

Host Richard Morris will get some things off his chest, talk about some late breaking environmental news, and promo our 12/18/12 2 hour weather special.

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever, without compensation of any kind to the sender.]


12/4/12 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

On 12/4/12 Green Local 175 LIVE from 7 to 9 p.m. will focus on our core mission of sustainable economic development.

From 8 to 9 p.m. three guests will discuss sustainability in the Mohawk Valley as well as, 2 upcoming workshops. Workshop Information.

Robert Singer is a Principal Project Manager at Ecology and Environment, Inc. He holds, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees in Biology, Zoology, and Ecology from the University of Illinois, with a specialization in Aquatic Ecology. He taught Natural Resource Conservation and Aquatic Ecology at Colgate University for seven years and worked overseas for ten years in a teaching and research role before starting a consulting career. As an environmental consultant since 1996, he worked on environmental impact assessments of large infrastructure projects and land use alterations. He has worked from the Buffalo Headquarters of Ecology and Environment, Inc., since 2006, and is the Project Manager for the Mohawk Valley Sustainability Plan.

Karen Sullivan is the current Director of the Otsego County Planning and Solid Waste Department, where she supervises a staff of seven. She received her undergraduate degree in Geography from the State University of New York at Oneonta and continued with graduate work in Public Administration through Russell Sage College in Troy NY. Karen began her planning career in the Delaware County Planning department where she advanced to Senior Planner before taking time off to raise her children. Karen reentered the public sector in 2005 when she accepted the position of Senior Planner with Otsego County. She has volunteer her time with various committees over time including the City of Oneonta’s Planning Commission where she served as a member for ten years and later in 2007 served on the City’s Comprehensive Planning committee. The Otsego County Planning department was instrumental in submitting the application to NYSERDA’s Cleaner Greener Sustainability Grant Program.

Christian Mercurio is Acting Director of Community & Economic Development for the City of Rome. He also serves as Chairman of Leatherstocking ReLeaf, a local urban forestry volunteer group. Currently he is involved in the planning and implementation of Rome’s green infrastructure, brownfield revitalization strategies, economic development initiatives, and local sustainability solutions . Christian is Past President of the NYS Urban & Community Forestry Council, he holds a B.S. in Forest Resource Management from SUNY ESF, is a 2009 graduate of the national Municipal Foresters Institute (MFI), and a 2012 graduate of the Leadership Mohawk Valley (LMV) program. He lives in Rome with his wife, Andrea, and children, Carmella & Stone, and currently coaches the Copper City Coyotes boys indoor soccer team.

Otsego County Planning and Regional Sustainability Plan

December 5, 2012 Workshop Power Point

From 7 to 8 p.m. we’ll talk to two members of the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica about how historic preservation can be a key and integral component of sustainable economic development. Incoming President Paul Hage will be joined by out -going President and licensed Architect Michael Bosak. Among the topics to be discussed: Rutger Park update, membership changes within the organization, the Mayor of Utica’s Boulevard proposal for downtown, the upcoming arterial project and demolitions, the holiday house tour, and the choice for the annual Christmas ornament.

Scenic & Historic Commission Brochure

Utica's Master Plan

Landmarks Society Website

Utica's Lost Landmarks

Green Local 175 LIVE also suggests NY State Historic Preservation Online Tools

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever, without compensation of any kind to the sender.]


11/27/12 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

John Bordynuik's vision of creating a solution to the plastic waste challenges currently faced by global municipalities and businesses was inspired during his employment at the Ontario Legislature in the 1990s when the Ontario Government passed legislation favoring the use of plastic over glass for the soft drink industry.

Thinking forward, Bordynuik saw a burgeoning problem: there was no viable alternative, other than local landfills, for this new plastic waste stream. Bordynuik was familiar with pyrolysis, however, he was also aware that the results of pyrolysis processes had typically been unpredictable, with low conversion rates and low-quality outputs. With this is mind, Mr. Bordynuik set out to design a process that could overcome the barriers associated with traditional pyrolysis technologies.

Through innovative engineering and the use of a proprietary catalyst, Bordynuik successfully overcame these barriers and has invented a patent-pending process called Plastic2Oil® (P2O®), which converts unsorted, unwashed waste plastic into ultra-clean, ultra-low sulphur fuel that does not require further refining.

Plastic2Oil Web site

Jim Zecca video about possible local partnership

Plastic2Oil video

TV coverage of JBI project

Other companies or also doing or trying to do this, here is CNN report

From 8 to 9 p.m. : We'll speak with William Powell PhD. , professor for the last twenty-three years at SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse, NY. Powell is Director of the Council on Biotechnology in Forestry and Co-director of the New York State American Chestnut Research and Restoration Program.

He has authored thirty-eight peer-reviewed publications. Among the courses that professor Powell teaches are the : Principles of Genetics, Plant Biotechnology, and Research Design & Professional Development.

On December 3, 2012 he will be on the campus of Utica College for: UC's Asa Gray Series at 4:00 PM in Utica College - Donahue Auditorium, 1600 Burrstone Road, Utica, NY. William A. Powell, Ph.D. , will provide a brief history of the chestnut blight and current status of the efforts to develop a blight resistant tree that would lead to restoration of this important tree species. Website http://www.utica.edu/jackson For more information Phone :315-792-3028

To read more upcoming environmental and green events go to theGREEN SCENE our environmental bulletin board . Send your upcoming event to info@greenlocal175.com

Web site of Dr. William Powell

American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project

NY Chapter of the American Chestnut foundation

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever, without compensation of any kind to the sender.]


11/13/12 Radio & Internet Show 7 to 9 pm

Green Local 175 LIVE is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. It can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. on WPNR 90.7 FM and also streamed live via the Internet here So that means you can listen to the show whether you live in Rome, New York or Rome, Italy. Please help us to spread the word to your relatives, friends, and colleagues , wherever they may be.

Tonight's guest is one of the nation's leading Climate Scientists, Noah Diffenbaugh PhD.. Noah is an Assistant Professor and Clark Fellow of the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University. His research interests are centered on the dynamics and impacts of climate variability and change, including the role of humans as a coupled component of the climate system. These interests span a range of spatial and temporal scales, and a number of climate system processes. Much of his group's work has focused on the role of fine-scale processes in shaping phenomena such as extreme weather, climate-vegetation feedbacks, atmospheric forcing of the coastal ocean, and Holocene climate variability. Diffenbaugh's group's work has also focused on the potential impacts of greenhouse-induced climate changes on natural and human systems, including on water resources, agricultural pests, premium wine production, human health, and poverty vulnerability.

He is currently a Lead Author for Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a member of the National Academy of Sciences Ad Hoc Committee on Effects of Provisions in the Internal Revenue Code on Greenhouse Gas Emissions. I also serve on the Executive Committee of the Atmospheric Sciences Section of the American Geophysical Union, as an Editor of Geophysical Research Letters, and as a Member Representative to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Diffenbaugh has provided scientific briefings to State and Federal lawmakers, and was a contributor to SAP 3.4 of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program assessment (2008). In 2006, Dr. Diffenbaugh received the James R. Holton Award from the American Geophysical Union, recognizing outstanding research contributions by a junior atmospheric scientist

Dr.Diffenbaugh teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in climate dynamics, climate change, Earth system science, global environmental change, and general Earth Science. I advise doctoral and master's students in the Department of Environmental Earth System Science and the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), and undergraduate and co-terminal master's students in the interdisciplinary Earth Systems program.

Stanford University School of Earth Sciences

Suggested Links for More Climate Change Information

Noah Diffenbaugh's Web Site

Climate Change & Other Environmental Articles and Archive From Green Local 175

Climate Reality Project, Diffenbaugh on at 8 p.m. EST

A list of his recent papers includes:

◦2012 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., M. Scherer and M. Ashfaq, Response of snow-dependent hydrologic extremes to continued global warming, Nature Climate Change, doi:10.1038/nclimate1732.

◦2012 * | Lyle, M., L. Heusser, A.C. Ravelo, M. Yamamoto, J. Barron, N.S. Diffenbaugh, T. Herbert and D. Andreassen, Out of the tropics: The Pacific, Great Basin lakes, and the Pleistocene water cycle in the western U.S., Science, 337, 1629-1633.

◦2012 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S. and F. Giorgi, Climate change hotspots in the CMIP5 global climate model ensemble, Climatic Change Letters, 114 (3-4), 813-822.

◦2012 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., Human well-being, the global emissions debt, and climate change commitment, Sustainability Science, doi: 10.1007/s11625-012-0174-4.

◦2012 * | Lintner, B.R., M. Biasutti, N.S Diffenbaugh, J.-E. Lee, M.J. Niznik and K.L. Findell, Amplification of wet and dry month occurrence over tropical land regions in response to global warming, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 117, D11106, doi:10.1029/2012JD01749.

◦2012 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S. and M. Scherer, Using climate impacts indicators to evaluate climate model ensembles: temperature suitability of premium winegrape cultivation in the United States, Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-012-1377-1, 2012.

◦2012 * | Ahmed, S.A., N.S. Diffenbaugh, T.W. Hertel, and W.J. Martin, Agriculture and trade opportunities for Tanzania: past volatility and future climate change, Review of Development Economics, 16(3), 429-447.

◦2012 * +| Diffenbaugh, N.S., T.W. Hertel, M. Scherer and M. Verma, Response of corn markets to climate volatility and alternative energy futures, Nature Climate Change, doi:10.1038/nclimate1491.

◦2012 * +| Skinner, C.B., M. Ashfaq and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Influence of 21st century atmospheric and sea surface temperature forcing on West African climate, Journal of Climate, 25(2), 527-542.

◦2011 * +| Diffenbaugh, N.S, M. Ashfaq, and M. Scherer, Transient regional climate change: analysis of the summer climate response in a high-resolution, century-scale, ensemble experiment over the continental United States, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 116, D24111, doi:10.1029/2011JD016458.

◦2011 * | Giorgi, F., E. Coppola, E.S. Im, N.S. Diffenbaugh, X. Gao and Y. Shi, Higher hydroclimatic intensity with global warming, Journal of Climate, 24(20), 5309-5324.

◦2011 * | Goldner, A., M. Huber, N. Diffenbaugh, and R. Caballero, Implications of the permanent El Nino teleconnection "blueprint" for past global and North American hydroclimatology, Climates of the Past, 7, 723-743.

◦2011 * +| Diffenbaugh, N.S., M.A. White, G.V. Jones and M. Ashfaq, Climate adaptation wedges: a case study of premium wine in the western United States,Environmental Research Letters, 6, 024024.

◦2011 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S. and M. Scherer, Observational and model evidence for global emergence of unprecedented heat in the 20th and 21st centuries, Climatic Change, 10.1007/s10584-011-0112-y.

Editorial by Contributor Don Stebbins

[Editors note: the views and opinions expressed by all Contributors and Guests ,do not represent the Green Local 175 or WPNR. Nor do they necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those associated with the Green Local 175 or WPNR. We do however, encourage your comments and opinions regarding the views and statements made by Contributors and Guests on our program and web site. They should be sent to info@greenlocal175.com Senders acknowledge and accept that anything sent to the Green Local 175 becomes the property of same and the material can be used by us at any time and for any purpose what so ever, without compensation of any kind to the sender.]


About the Green Local 175

Green Local 175 seeks to create a greater degree of environmental awareness and to stimulate and promote green economic development within a 175 mile radius of Utica - Rome. The organization started off with a bang as the first event was a large environmental expo. The Utica Rome Green Expo (URGE) is part of our multi - year Green Local 175 program, which is an educational and economic development campaign to make our region's green economy come alive and thrive.

The first URGE took place during September 2008. We rented a large arena and had 26 exhibitors and 42 speakers ( in 3 concurrent multi-media rooms ), over an entire weekend at our event. Thanks to our network of businesses, organizations, and individuals collaborating for the benefit of our region ; this unique and much needed event was achieved without any taxpayer money. Plans are already underway for the next URGE. We are currently looking for volunteers, whether they be individuals, businesses, or organizations to help make the next URGE a reality.

We will be fostering and promoting green initiatives, projects, products , and services of businesses and organizations in our region, at this event and others (such as the green events we did for Utica Monday Nite) throughout the year. Please contact Richard Morris (event organizer) at 724-6364 or info@grenlocal175.com to get involved and for further information about up coming events.

Our latest venture or vehicle to carry out our mission is Green Local 175 LIVE, which is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast, The show is produced from the studios of WPNR 90.7 FM and broadcast to the Utica-Rome NY area via the FM dial and to the world via our live internet stream. The twice weekly show can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. Join host Richard Morris as he talks with local, state, and national newsmakers and we'll even throw in an occasional Nobel Peace Prize winner! For more information about our scheduled guests and their issues click HERE

WE HAVE THE URGE TO MAKE OUR ECONOMY AND LIVES GREENER AND BETTERTM