Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living [7.21.19]

Broadcast Completed (7.21.19). Pending YouTube URL Posting by Channel 10 TV

Guest: Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, Senior Climate Scientist and Director, Climate Science, Climate & Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists and Author Cooler Smarter:  Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living

Segment 1

Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, Senior Climate Scientist and Director, Climate Science, Climate & Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists and Author Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living, (In-Studio), Theme: “We Make Decisions – Hundreds of Decisions, Every Year, Every Week, Every Day that can Slow the Pace of Climate Change”

Segment 2

Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, Senior Climate Scientist and Director, Climate Science, Climate & Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists and Author Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living, (In-Studio), Theme: “Transportation, Heating and Cooling, Appliances, and Electronics”

Segment 3

Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, Senior Climate Scientist and Director, Climate Science, Climate & Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists and Author Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living, (In-Studio), Theme: “Food: Surplus; Processing; Repurposing Processed & Excess Food; Organic Composting”

Segment 4

Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, Senior Climate Scientist and Director, Climate Science, Climate & Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists and Author Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living, (In-Studio), Theme: “Innovative Solutions for Low-Carbon Living”


Program Summary:

The world-wide EmeraldPlanet International Foundation movement is linking millions of professionals and citizens around the globe through a practical community-by-community identification, evaluation, broadcasting, and promotions weekly television program and selected The Emerald Mini-Treks.

EmeraldPlanet International Foundation has continually expanded its outreach and service to all sectors of countries and local communities. It is actively identifying the “best of the best” technologies, services, products, and processes. This is the “high touch” portions of the EmeraldPlanet global movement featuring the “high technologies” through The Emerald Mini-Treks, while creating The Emerald Mall to match those inventing, creating, experimenting with, and manufacturing needed technologies. with those individuals and communities needing such technologies, services, products, and processes for sustainable, resilient, and adaptive living in closer harmony with natural surroundings..

WELCOME to join in this world-wide movement by watching The EmeraldPlanet TV programs, participating in planning for and joining in various The Emerald Mini-Treks, and linking your “best practices” to those in need on The Emerald Mall. MANY BEST WISHES as together we create The EmeraldPlanet…Dr. Sam Hancock

Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’: Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, Senior Climate Scientist and Director, Climate Science, Climate & Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists and Author Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living, (In-Studio), Theme: “We Make Decisions – Hundreds of Decisions, Every Year, Every Week, Every Day that can Slow the Pace of Climate Change”
  • Segment ‘2’: Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, Senior Climate Scientist and Director, Climate Science, Climate & Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists and Author Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living, (In-Studio), Theme: “Transportation, Heating and Cooling, Appliances, and Electronics”
  • Segment ‘3’: Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, Senior Climate Scientist and Director, Climate Science, Climate & Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists and Author Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living, (In-Studio), Theme: “Food: Surplus; Processing; Repurposing Processed & Excess Food; Organic Composting”
  • Segment ‘4’: Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, Senior Climate Scientist and Director, Climate Science, Climate & Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists and Author Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living, (In-Studio), Theme: “Innovative Solutions for Low-Carbon Living”

Program Overview:

The Union of Concerned Scientists is a national nonprofit organization founded 50 years ago by scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who sought to use the power of science to address global problems and improve people’s lives. The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet’s most pressing problems. Joining with people across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.

The UCS combats climate change and seek to alleviate harm caused by the heat, sea level rise, and other consequences of runaway emissions. It strives to develop sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves as citizens of Planet Earth. The organization works to reduce the existential threat of nuclear war. Its leaders fights back when powerful corporations or special interests mislead the public on science. UCS also works tirelessly to ensure its solutions advance racial and economic equity.

Discover the most effective strategies for reducing your global warming emissions—and learn which lifestyle changes can make the biggest difference. Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living is based on an in-depth, two-year study by the Union of Concerned Scientists. While other guides suggest an array of tips, Cooler Smarter offers proven strategies to cut carbon, with chapters on transportation, home energy use, diet, personal consumption, plus tips and suggestions for how you can influence your workplace, community, and elected officials to make Cooler Smarter decisions today.

The book explains how to make the biggest impact and when not to sweat the small stuff. It also turns many eco-myths on their head, like the climate impact of food miles or the superiority of all hybrid cars. With easy-to-use charts and tables, as well as success stories from the front-lines as citizens, companies, and communities across the country fight climate change, the book offers a wealth of science-based strategies that can help you achieve a 20-percent reduction in your carbon footprint—a step the book urges as an important “down payment” toward effectively tackling this problem as a nation.



Thank You Production Crew and Program Team for your commitment, dedication, and goodwill as we continue to expand our “best practices” solutions identification and reporting in our second decade. We would like to acknowledge that equipment and facilities are provided by Fairfax Public Access, Fairfax, Virginia. We thank our many viewers, supporters, and the general public for weekly feedback, ideas, and suggestions as together we create The EmeraldPlanet….Dr. Sam Hancock, Creator & Host, The EmeraldPlanet TV

 

THANK YOU AS TOGETHER WE CREATE THE EMERALDPLANET!