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122 - Electrify Everything

122 - Electrify Everything

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?

121 - Agrarian Land Trusts

121 - Agrarian Land Trusts

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.

029 - The Man Who Invented Everything (William Murdoch) - Dead White Scientist Series

029 - The Man Who Invented Everything (William Murdoch) - Dead White Scientist Series

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.

120 - Building a Tiny House

120 - Building a Tiny House

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.

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