August 1, 2021
Wind turbines now produce about 7% of the nation's electricity. In some states it is as much as 30%. It is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, yet it receives constant attacks - most from fossil fuel backed groups that claim wind kills thousands of birds and bats, causes tumors, causes hair loss, changes the climate, and can make you deaf. Find out what is true and what is so much horse hockey about the wind.
Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the realities of sustainable living.
July 25, 2021
Passing with a large bi-partisan majority and largely under the radar - Congress has recently passed the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, generically known as the "technology bill" - a massive $250 billion bill that will have a dramatic impact on science and technology for decades to come.
Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the contents and ramifications to this dramatic legislation on sustainability, robotics, microchips and even space travel.
July 18, 2021
Destiny Dame of Dame Good Construction talks with Jay and Annie Warmke of Blue Rock Station about her journey as she establishes herself in the world of sustainable construction - a field largely dominated by men. Her business plan focuses on creating comfortable and sustainable shelters... for women... by women.
She discusses her motivation, barriers she has faced, and the process of gathering the skills and tools to make a living building shelters that add to the habitability of the planet.
July 11, 2021
Many farmers and homeowners have a tract of woodlands on their property. But few know if this forest is healthy – or even what to look for in a healthy forest.
Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station are joined by Alex Kindler, a forest management expert for a discussion of the basics of proper forest management – and how a managed forest can not only be good for the planet – but profitable for those who temporarily control its destiny.
June 27, 2021
How can we reach a world where energy generation is carbon free? One solution being proposed is to electrify everything.
First it must be understood that electricity currently only accounts for about 1/3 or all the energy we use - the rest is used in transportation (oil products) and industry (primarily natural gas).
So this two-step solution envisions an electrical grid composed of renewable generation - and all energy, for buildings, vehicles and industry - powered by this renewable grid.
Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of this vision - what are its goals and are those goal achievable?
June 20, 2021
The average age of an American farmer is 65. More and more farmland is transitioned to other purposes, such as condos, suburban homes, or commercial properties. Each year we loose about 400,000 acres to development. So how can we reverse this trend.
Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station as they speak with Ian McSweeney, organizational director of the Agrarian Trust, and organization that seeks to transform the ownership of land using the Agrarian Commons model – transitioning vast tracks of privately held land to a non-profit community status and encouraging new farmers into the field - bringing a sense of equity and purpose to those involved in agriculture.
June 13, 2021
Probably the most important scientist that you have never heard of. William Murdoch was involved in creating or perfecting most of the major inventions that brought us through the Industrial Revolution to the modern age.
From the steam engine to the locomotive, to the automobile to the steam boat - he even invented the pneumatic tube (that thing that delivers checks at the bank) and a way to purify beer with fish. And oh yeah, he also invented gas lighting that illuminated the world prior to the electric light bulb. Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of sustainable living - and the Dead White Scientists that made it all possible.
June 6, 2021
How much is enough? Is the next generation less obsessed with a big home in the suburbs? Can comfortable shelter be achieved on a small footprint... with a small budget?
Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station as they speak with Destiny Dame, a student intern at Blue Rock Station who is currently working on the $5,000 tiny home project- and contemplating how to live a life and create a business around a smaller household footprint.
May 30, 2021
It's fine to worry about the climate and whether our behaviors are sustainable when you have enough - enough to eat, a comfortable place to live, a sense of physical safety. But how do we convey a sense of urgency to those struggling to get through the day?
How can our message be tailored to various demographics - student, young, old, white, black?
Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station as they speak with Alexis Romero, a sustainability student at the University of Florida working to address these issues and concerns.