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141 - In 2022, Electric Vehicles become Macho

141 - In 2022, Electric Vehicles become Macho

January 30, 2022

For years, pretty much since their inception, electric vehicles (EVs) have been viewed by the general public and something of interest only to tree hugging liberals.  All that is about to change.

2022 will see the release of a number of full size pickup truck EVs, first to be released will be the Ford Lightning (Ford's F150 pickup gone electric).  This vehicle promises to turn the EV market on its head - and make electric the new "muscle car" of the coming decades.

Join Annie and Jay Warmke from Blue Rock Station for a look at the Ford Lightning and what that may mean to the automotive world and the world in general.

140 - Lessons Learned in 2021, Predictions for 2022

140 - Lessons Learned in 2021, Predictions for 2022

January 23, 2022

2021 witnessed a world in the grips of a second year of a global pandemic.  What did we learn about how sustainable our culture and planet are or have become?

And what new technologies are coming in 2022 that will impact our ability to live lightly on the planet?  Will they be a boon to resilience - or the seed of the next big challenge?

Join Annie and Jay Warmke from Blue Rock Station for a glimpse into the past and the future of sustainability.

059 - The Truth About Recycling

059 - The Truth About Recycling

January 16, 2022

We all know that recycling is good. Saves the planet, conserves resources. Well, maybe, and maybe not.

 

It is much more complicated than that.

 

Join Annie and Jay Warmke from Blue Rock Station for a discussion on the sorted truth about recycling.

053 - Battle of the Currents

053 - Battle of the Currents

January 9, 2022

The history surrounding the early days of electricity involved backstabbing, double dealing, huge egos battling it out in public – the electrocution of horses, dogs, people, and even elephants.

 

Dubbed “the battle of the currents”, this dis-information campaign pitted Thomas Edison against Tesla (and his boss, Westinghouse).

 

Another in our Dead White Scientists series – find out what happened just over 100 years ago that led us to the electrical system (largely unchanged since then) that we use today.

139 – Urban Forest Gardens

139 – Urban Forest Gardens

January 2, 2022

Just as tiny houses require all the limited space to be used efficiently for shelter – urban forest gardens use every bit of available space (side-to-side as well as up-and-down) to grow a mix of local produce. But farming in an urban setting present a unique set of challenges – from codes and zoning that may shut it down, to theft and vandalism, to tip toeing around utilities and easements.

Chad Cully, graduate student in Cornell University's Natural Resources and the Environment program joins Annie and Jay Warmke from Blue Rock Station for a discussion design challenges in creating an urban forest garden.

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