The pioneering environmentalist John Muir has often been associated with secularist causes. But this reflection on first seeing glacier bay reveals another side of the great man.
Environmentalism and climate change are hot topics; yet they're still often imagined as the territory of scientists, expert activists, and those who can afford to be environmentally conscious. We discover two people who are transforming the ecology of their immediate worlds in Dunn, Wisconsin and New York's South Bronx.
We made a road trip to DeWitt's home in Dunn, Wisconsin to give you a more visual perspective of the marshes and wildlife that surround his lands.
We couldn't include the entirety of both interviews in an hour of radio, so we've included downloadable mp3s of Krista's complete conversations with Majora Carter and Calvin DeWitt. We've also selected unbroadcast segments in which they discuss their background and ideas on moving forward.
About the Image
Photograph of a 2006 art installation titled "The Politics of Trade and Trash" by Troy David Ouellette. After collecting two bags of trash from a local road in London, Canada, Ouellette attempted to determine the origin of the waste by details on the packaging.
Voices on the Radio
Carter is founder and executive director of Sustainable South Bronx. She was awarded a MacArthur "genius grant" in 2005.
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