Mind Over Matters Sustainability Segment

Hosted by Mike McCormick, Diane Horn

The Sustainability Segment presents one-on-one interviews with inspiring leaders and grass roots activists on a variety of environmental, social, and economic issues affecting life and the future of our planet. 

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Mind Over Matters Sustainability Segment Episodes

Sustainability Segment: Lisa Margonelli

with host Diane Horn

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Guest Lisa Margonelli speaks with Diane Horn about her most recent book “Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology.”

Sustainability Segment: Rebecca Monteleone

with host Diane Horn

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Guest Rebecca Monteleone, Chair, Sierra Club Seattle Group, speaks with Diane Horn about the Move All Seattle Sustainably Coalition and their recommendations to improve transportation for Seattle pedestrians, bicyclists and transit riders.

Sustainability Segment: Mike Lufkin

with host Diane Horn

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Guest Mike Lufkin, Local Food Economy Manager, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, speaks with Diane Horn about King County’s Local Food Initiative.

Sustainability Segment: Patti Goldman

with host Diane Horn

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Guest Patti Goldman. Managing Attorney, Northwest Office, Earthjustice. speaks with Diane Horn about efforts to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used in agriculture associated with both pesticide poisoning and chronic health effects.

Sustainability Segment: Mindy Roberts

with host Diane Horn

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Guest Mindy Roberts, People for Puget Sound Program Director, Washington Environmental Council, and Member, Governor Inslee’s Orca Recovery Task Force, speaks with Diane Horn about Task Force draft recommendations to help aid orca recovery and promote their future sustainability.

Sustainability Segment: Thor Hanson

with host Diane Horn

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Guest Thor Hanson speaks with Diane Horn about his book “Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees.”

Sustainability Segment: Ahmed Gaya

with host Diane Horn

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Guest Ahmed Gaya, Field Director, Yes on 1631, speaks with Diane Horn about Initiative 1631, which would charge pollution fees on sources of greenhouse gas pollutants and use the revenue to reduce pollution, promote clean energy, and address climate impacts.

Sustainability Segment: Marcia Bjornerud

with host Diane Horn

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Guest Marcia Bjornerud, Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies, Lawrence University, speaks with Diane Horn about her book “Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World.”

Sustainability Segment: Kate Melges

with host Diane Horn

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Guest Kate Melges, Ocean Plastics Campaigner, Greenpeace USA, speaks with Diane Horn about the Greenpeace Ocean Plastics Campaign.

Sustainability Segment: Margaret Morales

with host Diane Horn

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Guest Margaret Morales, Senior Research Associate, Sightline Institute, speaks with Diane Horn about how backyard cottages could help close the affordable housing gap and provide homes for extremely low income individuals.

Sustainability Segment: Alberto Rodriguez and Paulina Lopez

with host Diane Horn

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Guests Alberto Rodriguez, Duwamish Valley Advisor, Office of Sustainability and Environment, City of Seattle, and Paulina Lopez, South Park resident and Manager, Duwamish Valley Youth Corps, speak with Diane Horn about the Duwamish Valley Action Plan: Advancing Environmental Justice & Equitable Development in Seattle.

Sustainability Segment: Bruce Speight

with host Diane Horn

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Guest Bruce Speight, Executive Director, Environment Washington, and State Director, Environment Washington Research & Policy Center, speaks with Diane Horn about the report “Electric Buses: Clean Transportation for Healthier Neighborhoods and Cleaner Air.”
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