Green Sense Farms founder Robert Colangelo is also host of the nationally syndicated Green Sense Radio show. Recorded live on the Farm, Green Sense Radio features entrepreneurs, innovators, academics, and policy makers who are making the world a better place.
Zoo Sustainability - Water, Energy, and Waste.
Zoos and public aquariums have a big challenge when it comes to sustainability. They face the
the challenge of extreme temperatures and must have the ability to keep conditions arctic cold in the
the heat of summer, or tropical warm in the cold of winter all in the same facility.
This week we are joined by Drew Gravitt, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Schneider
Electric and Bob Wengel, Senior Vice President of Facilities and Security at Shedd Aquarium.
We discuss how they sustainably operate and manage such mass amounts of water, waste, and
The Brood X Cicada: Big, Loud, and Coming in Masses
The Brood X is the largest of the 17-year Cicadas, these insects are big, loud, and come in masses. As the weather gets warmer trillions of cicadas will be coming up from the ground impacting states across America. This week we are joined by Jarred Brooke, Wildlife Extension Specialist with Purdue University where we discuss what we can expect as these creatures make their way out of the ground across the country.
Did you know how Cicadas make that noise? Cicada possesses the tymbal organ, which is unique among insects. The frequency of the contractions of the tymbal muscle range from 120 to 480 times a second, which is fast enough for the human ear to hear a continuous sound.
Fishing the Seven Seas for Sustainable Fiber
From seaweed to fiber, we sat down with Algiknit founder and CEO Tessa Callaghan, who created the next generation of eco-conscious materials. AlgiKnit is creating eco-conscious, renewable yarns for the circular economy, developing durable yet rapidly degradable yarns from kelp, one of the most regenerative organisms on the planet. Their material is built for everyone: a functional and accessible resource without environmental harm. This week Tessa breaks down the current textile industry and her goals to create a more sustainable way to produce textiles.
Life After the Pandemic
Recent studies have shown that improving our diets positively affects our health. Sustainable food production also can further reduce damage to the planet. Click the link in our bio to listen to our episode with Sarah Reinhardt of the Union of Concerned Scientists. We discuss how improving our diets improves the planet's health. Sarah also talks about how new policy recommendations for federal agencies can help protect public health and food security for generations to come.
Offshore wind power is the use of wind farms constructed in bodies of water, usually in the ocean, to harvest wind energy to generate electricity. There are currently only five offshore wind turbines, all located on Rhode Island; however, offshore wind has the potential to meet up to 90% of U.S. electricity demand by 2050. We spoke with Hand Reed from Environment America to discuss how the U.S. can meet its fullest wind energy potential with the continued development of offshore wind farms.
Interview with Aptera CTO Nathan Armstrong
This week we spoke with Aptera CTO Nathan Armstrong to discuss Aptera’s first solar electric vehicle (SEV) that can hold a charge for up to 1,000 miles and requires no charging for most daily use. These advancements make it the most efficient vehicle ever made available to consumers.
A great podcast that talks about interesting issues. Robert has a nice conversational styles that draws you into the issues.