World Water Day. March 22nd was World Water Day, when the world united to bring awareness to the most critical issues facing the globe today - water scarcity and water quality. Alexa La Plante from the Sacramento committee of Water for People came on to talk about water issues and what Water for People does to help increase access to safe drinking water for global communities. We also talked about bottled water. The clip featured in the show was Annie Leonard's 'Story of Bottled Water'. You can see the rest of the clip below.
A Work-Bike On Campus! If you've been on campus in the last two years, you might have seen Mike Griffith of the UC Davis Grounds Department riding a blue and gold three-wheeled, flatbed bike to haul equipment, green waste, or trash. Back in 2007, he co-wrote a proposal to get a campus sustainability grant, money his department used to purchase the work-bike. Mike describes his bike, his workday, and his hope to get more work-bikes on campus. Originally aired in June 2, 2009.
Listen. To hear the show, use the player below. To download the mp3, click on 'divShare'.
Check out the new compost bins in the Memorial Union! You can now toss food, paper products (plates, dishes, cups, etc), and compostable plastics in marked compost bins inside the MU. The organic waste will go to Jepson Prairie Organics for composting. Another change: you can combine all recyclable materials at the MU. If you're not sure what goes where, take a look at the signs by the elevators and the bakery.
"Winter's Come And Gone" by Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings (Hell Among The Yearlings on Acony)
"Bring Me Little Water Silvy" by Leadbelly (In The Shadow of the Gallows Pole on Rykodisc)