I’m not going to mince words, here. I paid for this space, and you pay ME to fill it. So let me say this, right at the top:
I am extremely uncomfortable with the outcome of our Presidential election. I think our President elect represents a departure from even conservative norms, and may usher in an era where great damage is allowed to occur to natural environments, from waterways and wetlands to other sensitive habitats. Don’t believe me? Here are a few things Trump has said and Tweeted about environmental policy:
- Trump warns Obama: “EPA is an impediment to both growth and jobs.”
- He discounts the “negative impact of natural gas, oil, and coal.”
- Loves Big Oil: “No Cap-and-Tax: Oil is this country’s lifeblood”
- “Jobs will slump until our lifeblood, oil, is cheap again.”
- Criticized Obama for “the billions he pissed away on ‘green energy’ failures”
“Same old climate change bullshit”, he says. There is CLEAR consensus among climate scientists, and a mountain of evidence: Global Climate Change is a real thing, that is happening now, in the actual world around you.
So, it seems that more and more, you and I are going to be responsible for slowing and halting the damage being done. We will have to directly counter the rampant greed and destruction of the Earth that nourishes and sustains us.
Fortunately, there are folks right here in town that are working to do just that, and we got to interview a few of them, last week.
In the podcast, you find interviews with Pete Kanaris, owner and operator of GreenDreams, A Sustainable Systems Landscaping Company. Here are some photos of Pete and his work:
Also joining us today: Lia, Kacey and Kira from Rock the Boat Productions, the masterminds behind the Pasco EcoFest, which takes place the weekend of November 19th and 20th.
Finally, I’d like to that Adam Dubbin from Save Florida Waters Now, for coming to join us on a great day! We kayaked five miles down the Cotee River, and he taught us so much about this beautiful river system!
For information on GreenDreams, click the green text, or the image below: