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The Green Economy: Waterway Superfunds, Part #2
In this program we will compare other rivers where industry has left its mark. Rivers like the mighty Hudson where PCB clean up has been revolutionized. New Jersey's Passaic River,…
The Green Economy: Geo Thermal Energy
All of us have seen a hot spring or an active volcano but finding new and creative ways to utilize this energy hasn't been easy. Now you can not only…
The Green Economy: Hydrogen Fuel
Can you run a car on basically water? Yes you can. However that's not the most common use. Utilizing this technology takes a little know how. We go to Clackamas…
The Green Economy: Biodiesel
Growing gas...that's one way to look at it. By focusing on using organic waste like used cooking oil and compost materials niche companies like Sequential Bio-Diesel have created their own…
The Green Economy: Green Beer
Mendocino California is where hops, the lifeblood of beer, have been grown for generations. Brewers like Mendocino Brewing brew dozens of types of Organic beer and we find out how.…
The Green Economy: Green Building
Trends these days are to not build homes and buildings to code but to standards that are much more efficient. Windows, doors, insulation, heating, cooling and even the countertops in…
The Green Economy: Green Education
Universities like Oregon State, Montana Tech & Portland State are adding degrees to their curriculum that cover many new sustainable trends. This episode of "The Green Economy" explores the new…
The Green Economy: Green Golf Course Management
Think the modern golf course simply dumps tons of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides everywhere? Think again! Not only would that bankrupt most of these facilities but they are must more…
The Green Economy: Green Insulation
Not only how, but what is now being used to insulate homes and buildings will surprise you! How about sheep wool or compressed recycled newspaper? The list is fascinating as…
The Green Economy: Green Medicine
Words like Naturopath and other less traditional terms to describe the healing process once were shunned by modern medicine and the general public. Today they are much more common and…
The Green Economy: Green Remodeling
Rebuilding old homes isn't new but in this country it isn't nearly as common as in places like Europe. Keeping the basic structure in tact isn't just more economical but…
The Green Economy: Green Vehicles
All of the big 3 automakers are offering or getting ready to offer electric alternatives to the family car. One of the first was the Nissan Leaf and one of…
The Green Economy: Green Wine
Organic wine making is big business in California. We take a look at Frie Family Winery in Napa County where organic wine making was practically invented. Then we take a…
The Green Economy: Home Recycling
Keeping aluminum cans out of the trash is how a lot of us were raised to recycle. Today nearly everything we buy, use and throw away can be recycled in…
The Green Economy: Hydroelectric Power
Bonneville Power built several of the biggest and most powerful hydroelectric dams. We find out how these huge turbines work as well as what other groups like Fish & Game…
The Green Economy: New Urbanism
This sleepy seaside community is built under the brand of sustainable new urbanism. Not only are the homes and other community buildings built in a very environmentally friendly way, but…
The Green Economy: Organic Cooking
There's nothing boring about organic cuisine anymore! Bland and dull are not words used to describe the food at places like Flying Lotus Cafe. This trend has to start up…
The Green Economy: Solar Energy
Stores like Real Goods in Humboldt County California carry everything you can think of solar including...yes you guessed it...solar toilets! We will look at the differences in the technology and…
The Green Economy: Solar Revisited
Previously we looked at the different types of solar and where the technology and trends are taking us. Now we will look at how solar is much more widely accepted…
The Green Economy: Sustainable Fisheries
Beyond Catch & Release policies are experts who are dedicated to making sure the habitat for both commercial and sport fishing stays healthy. The Pacific Ocean is home to literally…
The Green Economy: Sustainable Forestry
Growing trees is not totally the job of Mother Nature anymore! Making sure logging doesn't tax future growth too much is an ever more increasingly important task. Using a relatively…
The Green Economy: Sustainable Mining
The history of Butte Montana is forged in the not so environmentally friendly practices of the Copper Kings of the early 20th Century. Now the city leaders and residents are…
The Green Economy: The Greening Of Freight Rail, Part #1
Since the early days of the railroad there has been the ability to move massive amounts of freight to expand the literal horizons of where business is done. Today that…
The Green Economy: The Greening Of Freight Rail, Part #2
How does a major port like Long Beach and Los Angeles use rail to move the literal mountains of freight? We will show you. Also, think it's impossible for the…
The Green Economy: Waste To Energy
Marion County Environmental Services oversees the operation of one of the most successful recycling and energy programs in the United States. Curbside collection, sorting, waste incineration which in turn generates…
The Green Economy: Water Systems
We all need it and its much less common than you might think. The earth has plenty of water but only a small fraction of it is fresh and clean.…
The Green Economy: Waterway Superfunds, Part #1
Cities around the United States grew up around the great arterial waterways. In the West, the Columbia and Willamette have seen 150 years of commerce and change and unfortunately have…
The Green Economy: Wave Energy
Another budding energy field is harnessing the power of the ocean. Wave energy buoys are doing it now but the plan is to expand this technology all over the world.…
The Green Economy: Wildlife Management
Lions...Tigers...Bears...Oh My! We find out how people who really care about wildlife are raising awareness about why our urban growth is literally making dangerous encounters with wild animals is becoming…
The Green Economy: Wind Power
The Green Economy looks at the emerging technology that's becoming big business. Condon Oregon is the site of one of the largest wind farms in the World. This trend is…

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Mendocino California is where hops, the lifeblood of beer, have been grown for generations. Brewers like Mendocino Brewing brew dozens of types of Organic beer and we find out how. Then we sample some of those and other great beers at Urban Hop Works in Portland Oregon where they have…
The Green Economy: Green Building
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Trends these days are to not build homes and buildings to code but to standards that are much more efficient. Windows, doors, insulation, heating, cooling and even the countertops in some kitchens are more efficient and made with less and less toxic methods. We will be visiting one of the…
The Green Economy: Green Education
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The Green Economy: Green Golf Course Management
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Think the modern golf course simply dumps tons of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides everywhere? Think again! Not only would that bankrupt most of these facilities but they are must more forward thinking, from a sustainability standpoint, than you might give them credit for. We will look at 2 courses that…
The Green Economy: Green Insulation
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Not only how, but what is now being used to insulate homes and buildings will surprise you! How about sheep wool or compressed recycled newspaper? The list is fascinating as are the folks who are working to make it even more sustainable.
The Green Economy: Green Medicine
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Words like Naturopath and other less traditional terms to describe the healing process once were shunned by modern medicine and the general public. Today they are much more common and accepted. Procedures like acupuncture are prescribed by doctors routinely nowadays.
The Green Economy: Green Remodeling
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Rebuilding old homes isn't new but in this country it isn't nearly as common as in places like Europe. Keeping the basic structure in tact isn't just more economical but it also helps keep history alive. Not just homes but all sorts of things are being re-tasked over buying new.
The Green Economy: Green Vehicles
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All of the big 3 automakers are offering or getting ready to offer electric alternatives to the family car. One of the first was the Nissan Leaf and one of the more recent, the Chevy Volt. We take a look at these as well as electric racecars and motorcycles from…
The Green Economy: Green Wine
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Organic wine making is big business in California. We take a look at Frie Family Winery in Napa County where organic wine making was practically invented. Then we take a look at how this trend is moving north to Oregon where varietals like Pinot Noir are becoming the organic cash…
The Green Economy: Biodiesel
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Growing gas...that's one way to look at it. By focusing on using organic waste like used cooking oil and compost materials niche companies like Sequential Bio-Diesel have created their own industry. We will look at how it's grown, gathered, made and used.
The Green Economy: Geo Thermal Energy
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All of us have seen a hot spring or an active volcano but finding new and creative ways to utilize this energy hasn't been easy. Now you can not only heat your home but use it to turn the lights on too. We visit Bottle Rock Power Plant in The…
The Green Economy: Home Recycling
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Keeping aluminum cans out of the trash is how a lot of us were raised to recycle. Today nearly everything we buy, use and throw away can be recycled in some form. Its not always easy but the ways in which companies are making recycling products is down right fascinating...we…