It was Take Your Kids to Work Day here at Oregon Public Broadcasting. Toni Tabora-Roberts, EarthFix community engagement manager, had a chance to talk to some young people about nature and the environment. The quick: pollution is bad, bugs are cool.
Sustainability geeks: What is that "eco-extra" you do to live more sustainably?
To celebrate Earth Day, we at EarthFix want to know, what are your “eco-extras?” What kinds of things are you doing to live more sustainably. Forget recycling and using efficient light bulbs, we want to know how you go above and beyond. Sustainability geeks/eco-extremists, share your stories!
This week’s in Your Weekly EarthFix Podcast, host Ashley Ahearn talks shop with Katie Campbell about recent coverage of coal in the Northwest and removal of dams on the Elwha River. For more check out our Podcast Extras on EarthFix.
In the past few weeks, EarthFix has begun a regional project to document — using photos, video, mapping and audio –- what exporting American coal to China could mean for the people in the Northwest. The most exciting part of this project, for me, is getting in my car and following train tracks around Washington. First stop: Hoquiam, WA - one of the proposed sites for an export terminal along Washington’s coast. -Ashley Ahearn
“I been turning in resumes and stuff, but for a young adult, it’s hard to find a job here in Grays Harbor. This coal thing would open up a lot of jobs for the harbor. I think it would be cool.”—Cameron Arnold, resident of Hoquiam, Washington. Ashley Ahearn traveled there to talk to folks about the coal trains and terminal proposed for Hoquiam’s Grays Harbor. More at EarthFix.