Friday, November 7, 2008

Climate Change and Fall Colors, Eco-Villages, Nuclear Power, Food Banks, e-Peanuts and Vince Guaraldi This Weekend On Sustainable Georgia

The winds of change are blowing across the nation and right here at home. This week on Sustainable Georgia in Earth News we'll look at what Obama the candidate promised to do about environmental issues versus the agenda he will push as president. A UGA scientist has research that shows Georgia climate change has pushed back the peak of Fall colors by a couple of weeks. The Georgia Public Service Commission is beginning a series of hearings about whether or not to allow Georgia Power and other state utilities coops to build the first new reactors to be approved and built since the Three Mile Island incident in 1979. The two reactors would be built at Plant Vogtle in Burke County.

In our feature interview we talk with Myra Bales and Architect and Designer Greg Ramsey with Village Habitat Design. Bales is trying to create a sustainable cooperative Eco-Village in Carroll County. Village Habitat Design is a leader in Conservation Community design that's worked on such notable Atlanta-area communities as Lake Claire Co-Housing and East Lake Commons.

Our shout out goes to Georgia's Food Banks, who are low on food with high demand in a weak economy. Please do what you can to support them by going here.

With news that 1964-era vintage Peanuts cartoons have been animated and are available for download for your iPod or mobile device, we decided to celebrate change this week by ending the show with Vince Guaraldi's best known Peanuts song Linus and Lucy, suitable for dancing atop your dog house.


Justin said...

Thank you so much for the story on Broken Foot and Eco-Villages in Georgia. I moved to Georgia only a month ago and have been so disappointed in the haphazard community planning and suburban sprawl. I have yet to hear of anyone who is focusing attention of smartgrowth and especially the kind of cooperative that includes on-site food production. You have a wonderful program in a place in America where it can really make a difference.

Rob Maynard said...

Glad you enjoyed the program, Justin.

SummerS said...

Evidence shows that climate change may do more to Georgia's trees than push back leaf changing. Experts predict that in the coming 50 years climate change will affect the distribution of tree farms. They will be witnessed less and less in the southern parts of Georgia and more in the north, on into the Appalachians even.