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097 - Resilient Community Development

097 - Resilient Community Development

December 4, 2022

In the 1950s city planners pretty much all thought that bigger was better.  More growth, more business... all good.

Then sometime in the 1970s folks started worrying about the boom bust cycle of development.  Planners began asking how development could be more sustainable.  Growing with the future in mind.

Now growth must be resilient, able to adapt and weather the certain storms of climate change, changing technologies, energy interruptions. 

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station and their guest, Myra Moss of the OSU Extension Office to discuss resilient and sustainable development within our communities.

053 - Battle of the Currents

053 - Battle of the Currents

November 27, 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.

041 - Opting Out (Everything they ever told you is Wrong)

041 - Opting Out (Everything they ever told you is Wrong)

November 20, 2022

Society tells us to aspire to certain ideals.  We should own a big house, drive a nice car, go for that next promotion... eat this, drink that. 

What happens when you reject these as goals?  How do you form your own path in a world that judges you against fairly rigid guidelines? 

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the realities of sustainable living.

 
033 - Living a Net Zero Lifestyle

033 - Living a Net Zero Lifestyle

November 13, 2022

We have heard of net zero energy.  Net zero construction. But the heart of sustainability is seeking to live a net zero life.  How do you get through this life with as little adverse impact on the generations that follow.  

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the realities of sustainable living.

112 - Adapting Your Property to a Changing Climate

112 - Adapting Your Property to a Changing Climate

November 6, 2022

If you have been paying attention, you will notice that the climate is changing.  Plants and trees that used to thrive are dying off.  Pollinators are disappearing.  The seasons seem to arrive early - or late.  It is too wet, then too dry.

Climate change is real and it is here now.  So how can we adapt our property, gardens and forests to deal with this new reality?

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the various challenges and complexities of living a sustainable life.

164 - Thriving

164 - Thriving

October 30, 2022

In a world where it is often a struggle just to get through the day, how is it that some people seem to thrive. What does this involve and how do you get into that state of mind.

 

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion on how not to just get by, but to thrive.

163 - Finding Your Path

163 - Finding Your Path

October 23, 2022

Many of us feel that there must be something wrong with us in that we enter college not know what we want to do in life, leave college equally uncertain, enter a job, question that decision, and then seemingly wander through life along an aimless and crooked path. But such a course is likely the norm rather than an exception.

 

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a conversation with Alex Nash about her journey from intern to college to job to Peace Corp to college to job to whatever comes next.

162 – Why is the Cost of Electricity Rising so Dramatically?

162 – Why is the Cost of Electricity Rising so Dramatically?

October 16, 2022

A recent report shows the average cost of electricity rose more than 15% from 2021 to 2022. Yet the cost of producing electricity has fallen just as dramatically over recent years. Why is this happening and what will happen in the future?

 

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion the impact of fear, greed and the weather in the world of electric utilities.

161 –  Solar and Fire

161 – Solar and Fire

October 9, 2022

In 2021 Amazon shut down all their solar electric systems on their buildings because an incredible 12% of them caught fire since being installed. So does solar PV present a significant risk or was this just a case of shoddy installation?

 

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of rooftop solar and the risk it presents for fires.

040 – Learning to Thrive

040 – Learning to Thrive

October 2, 2022

Most of us are just getting through the day. But there are a few among us who seem to thrive – embracing each new dawn as a joyous opportunity. How do they do it?

 

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the realities of sustainable living.

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