In one Napa, California classroom, art means giving away energy-efficient light bulbs, videotaping green public service announcements, and powering up courtesy of student bicyclists. Guest: art teacher-extraordinaire, Sharon Campbell.
Jeff Young visits an energy-efficient, solar powered house in Maine. Its owner uses technology he calls "state of the shelf," rather than state of the art. The goal is a green house that's as economically affordable as it is environmentally sustainable.
A Massachusetts listener suggests a real estate tax break for green homes.
Hilda Solis, Barack Obama's pick for Labor Secretary, has been a pioneer in getting barrio kids into college to train for green jobs. Living on Earth's Ingrid Lobet looks at some of the forces that shaped California Congresswoman Hilda Solis.
Living on Earth's Jessica Ilyse Smith reports that researchers are working on wind turbines that will float on water. Modeled on deep-sea oil rigs the floating windmills will be able to harness the strong, consistent wind far out at sea.
Stanford professor Byron Reeves wants committed computer gamers to commit to home energy efficiency. Using smart metering technology, characters in the game would gain points for real-life energy efficiency improvements.
With the higher costs of staple foods like corn and wheat some are making record profits. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with The Economist's John Parker about what's causing the global food crisis and who benefits from high prices.
A bike shop in Brooklyn is pioneering ways to create bikes from bamboo in ways that benefit both Ghana and the environment.
Living on Earth's Ashley Ahearn heads out to the Montana range to take a look at how ranchers are using their land to absorb the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, and make some money on the carbon offset market in the process.
As Chrysler reorganizes in bankruptcy, it also seals a partnership with Italian car-maker Fiat. LA Times automotive columnist Dan Neil talks with host Steve Curwood about what the new partnership will mean for greening the Chrysler fleet.