On episode 54 of the of the Green Root Podcast, host Josh Schlossberg talks with Michael Garrity, executive director of Alliance for the Wild Rockies, about the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (NREPA), a bill that would create biological zones connecting new and existing wilderness and roadless areas over 20 million acres across Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon, and Wyoming.
On episode 53 of the return (?) of the Green Root Podcast, host Josh Schlossberg announces the launch of the Eco-Integrity Alliance, an effort to unite the “alternative” environmental movement under a big tent of ecological integrity through common campaigns of mutual support.
Check out the website at eco-integrityalliance.org to learn more and find out how to join.
In the 52nd—and final—episode of the Green Root Podcast, host and quitter Josh Schlossberg explains why he’s choosing to end the podcast, shares some of the environmental lessons he’s learned over the past year, and thanks his guests, listeners, and everyone else working to protect and preserve the natural world.
On episode #51 of the Green Root Podcast, host and former Northeasterner, Josh Schlossberg, returns to the forest with Chris Matera, director of Massachusetts Forest Watch, to discuss the state of the Great North Woods and how to maintain one's mental health as an environmental advocate.
On episode #50 of the Green Root Podcast, host and chick pea-lover, Josh Schlossberg, chews the fat with Mike Ewall, director of Energy Justice Network, about the environmental, public health, and ethical implications of eating animal products and how both individual AND systemic changes are needed to transform the food system.
Preventing Pandemics at the Source (with Bhavana Chilukuri of Dalberg Catalyst & Chip Barber of World Resources Institute)
On episode #49 of the Green Root Podcast, host Josh Schlossberg, goes viral with Bhavana Chilukuri, Director of Programs at Dalberg Catalyst & Chip Barber, Senior Biodiversity Advisor from World Resources Institute, to talk about Preventing Pandemics at the Source, a new coalition of major health and environmental groups working to prevent the spillover of zoonotic viruses from animals to humans.
On episode #48 of the Green Root Podcast, host and failed public utility petitioner, Josh Schlossberg, gets energized with eco-philosopher Craig Patterson, shedding light on how utilities encourage excessive energy consumption, the need for a “conservation ethic,” and ways to incentivize efficiency.
An Indigenous Perspective on Land Use (with Nohham R. Cachat-Schilling, Kanien’keha:ka-Nashawe Nipmuk medicine person)
On episode #47 of the Green Root Podcast, host and born-and-bred northeaster, Josh Schlossberg, talks with Nohham R. Cachat-Schilling, a Kanien’keha:ka-Nashawe Nipmuk medicine person, researcher, and author, about the differences in land use, stewardship practices, and cultural outlook between Native and European peoples in New England.
On episode #46 of the Green Root Podcast, host and beef-boycotter Josh Schlossberg, roams the range with Felice Pace, coordinator for the Grazing Reform Project, chewing the cud about water quality and supply impacts of cows on public lands, the ranching industry’s war against wolves and wild horses, and the importance of enforcing existing laws while offering grazing allotment buyouts.
On episode #45 of the Green Root Podcast, host Josh Schlossberg talks out loud to himself about the "shadow" of the establishment and alternative environmental movements, homing in on the harsh realities its members are unable--or unwilling--to see.
He finishes up with a plea for a U.S. nonprofit to step up and provide fiscal sponsorship for Rural Watch Africa Initiative, an outstanding Nigerian organization tackling the root issues of environmental degradation and poverty in the world's poorest nation.