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Meat Houses. Yes, Houses Made Out of Meat

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mitchell Joaquim and the Terreform 1 team are looking for new, organic ways of building homes… and cities. About 4 billion of us live in cities right now. Predictions are, by the end of this century, that number will be closer to 8 billion. That means, for the foreseeable future, we need to build the equivalent of a city of one million people EVERY WEEK... How?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The New 'One New York' Plan

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Anthony Shorris, NYC’s first deputy mayor, and Nilda Mesa, director of the office of sustainability, talk about the city’s new sustainability plan, OneNYC.

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The Takeaway

The Road to a Sustainable Future

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

With a crisis on nearly every continent, world governments are negotiating a set of  goals focused on ending extreme poverty, preventable diseases, and curbing climate change. 

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The Takeaway

Turning Human Corpses Into Compost

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Urban Death Project wants to bring sustainability and peace to our social practices of death and dying by taking deceased human bodies and turning them into nutrient rich compost. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

An Italian Invasion of NYC's Greenmarket

Friday, October 10, 2014

How the agri-food centre of Bologna approaches sustainability, food insecurity, food waste, and the loss of local farmland, and what New York's greenmarkets can learn from the Italians.

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On Being

Dan Barber — Driven By Flavor [remix]

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dan Barber is a celebrated young chef — but his passionate ethics and intellect have made him much more. He's out to restore food to its rightful place vis-à-vis our bodies, our ecologies and our economies. And he would do this by resurrecting our natural

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On Being

[Unedited] Dan Barber with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dan Barber is a celebrated young chef — but his passionate ethics and intellect have made him much more. He's out to restore food to its rightful place vis-à-vis our bodies, our ecologies and our economies. And he would do this by resurrecting our natural

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WNYC News

Green 'Net Zero' Buildings Sound Great. What's The Catch?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

When P.S. 62 opens in Staten Island a year from now, it will be the first school in the city that produces as much energy as it consumes.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Modern Bathroom Stinks

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Vacuum toilets, composting toilets, toilets you have to squat over — these are all preferable to our current models, according to TreeHugger managing editor Lloyd Alter. He says our toilets are unsustainable and even bad for us. How far would you go in re-designing the modern bathroom?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

De Blasio at Six Months: Environment

Monday, July 14, 2014

All this week on the Brian Lehrer Show we're checking in on the de Blasio administration's progress on a variety of key issues, six months into his first term. We'll talk to advocacy groups about how the mayor has lived up to his campaign promises on the environment, crime, housing, and more. Friday, we'll hear from Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris.

Marcia Bystryn, president of the New York League of Conservation Voters, discusses the mayor's commitment to environmental sustainability and resiliency in his first six months and points out challenges he has yet to address.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Eat Meat without Destroying the World

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Meat eaters can make smart, informed choices about the food they eat and where it comes from.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Please Trip Responsibly

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

We hear from the co-director of the Center for Responsible Travel on how to negotiate ethical, environmental and cultural concerns. 

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Operavore

Sense and Sustainability in the Opera House

Friday, June 27, 2014

"The questions of sustainability, which is the central organizing concept of the way we must live now if we are to survive, should be examined in the context of the opera houses," writes Fred Plotkin.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Drink Beer, Support a Farmer

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Grains like barley keep our soil healthy, and an explosion in microbrewing has created a local market for them. Chef Dan Barber says that's the kind of synchronicity needed to save our food system.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Eat a Cricket, Save the Planet

Friday, May 16, 2014

Chirp, chirp... chomp. Could crickets be the protein of the future? Six Foods founder Rose Wang explains why the little critters could secure our future on Earth. And they don't taste half bad, either.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Personal Environmentalism

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

To kick off our Earth Day family meeting, we want to hear what environmentalism means to you. Are you constantly conflicted by your energy use? What do you do personally to try to help - or at least not harm - the environment? What fears do you have for the future and what trade-offs do you make?

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Last Chance Foods

Why Squid Is the Kale of the Sea

Friday, January 10, 2014

Squid is "hardy, it’s economical, it’s versatile, it’s sustainable. It’s what all good eaters... should be seeking out," said Edible East End editor Brian Halweil. Get all the details and recipes for calamari from Gramercy Tavern and Almond. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bill McKibben's Path to Environmental Activism

Monday, September 23, 2013

Bill McKibben, activist and author most recently of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activisttalks about his new book in which he recounts his personal story about his activism around a sustainable planet.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Power of Cities

Thursday, June 20, 2013

This interview originally aired live on June 20, 2013. An edited version was re-aired on August 9, 2013 as part of a special episode of The Brian Lehrer Show. 

Do we need to become a country of "trains, trees, and towers?" Vishaan Chakrabarti, director of Columbia University's Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE) and author of the new book A Country of Cities: A Manifest for an Urban America, discusses why he thinks "density is destiny", and how cities can solve the world's major problems. 

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The Takeaway

Pushing for a Greener Mexico City

Friday, May 31, 2013

Mexico City is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, with close to 20 million people living within its borders. For its residents, it is also an incredibly polluted place to live.But as the population, and the pollution, grow, we ask: Will Mexico City, and all major global cities, survive the centuries? In recent years, there has been a push to make Mexico City a greener and more sustainable place to live.

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