All Things Green airs the 2nd Thursday of the month at 4 pm!
All Things Green is the Foundation’s monthly radio show on iCRV – The Stream Feeding the Lower River Valley. The show provides a dialogue for environmental activities in our region, updates and information from grantee organizations, and tips for sustainable living. The program airs live the 2nd Thursday of the month at 4 pm at iCRVRadio.com.
June 11 – Hear what the pandemic has done to trash and recycling trends, the recycling market, and what’s happening and what’s not, with guest Kim O’Rourke, Recycling Program Coordinator for the City of Middletown.
May 14 – Lucy Meigs, founder and director of Everyone Outside, talks about fun ways to deepen your connection to the natural world and increase your resiliency and reduce stress during challenging times.
April – no show
Mar 12 – Terri Eickel, Executive Director for the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network, talks about their work to build a religious response to global warming and programs available to help you reduce your carbon footprint, both at home and in your place of worship.
Feb 13 – Christine Nelson, Town Planner for the Town of Old Saybrook, talks about Sustainable CT, a program that helps municipalities implement and recognize sustainability measures. She’ll talk about how Old Saybrook achieved Bronze status, and what they are doing to reach Silver.
Jan 9 – Kim O’Rourke, Recycling Program Coordinator for the City of Middletown, gives an update on the Bring Your Own Bag ordinance and other news in the world of recycling.
Dec 12 – We look back at what was accomplished in 2019 for the environment and community in the Lower Connecticut River Valley through the combined efforts of The Rockfall Foundation, our grant recipients, our members, volunteers and partner organizations.
Nov 14 – The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center Director, Alisha Milardo talks about efforts to protect the CT River Estuary and educate youth and adults about their impact and what we can do to make a positive difference.
Oct 10 – Suzie Flores, owner of Stonington Kelp Company, joins to talk about the opportunities and challenges with kelp, a sustainable sea vegetable that is beneficial to our waterways and human health.
Sep 12 – Executive Director of Rivers Alliance, Alicea Charamut, talks about how the Alliance is organizing efforts to improve water policy and water management in Connecticut, and how you can help.
Aug – no show
July 11 – Rachel DeCavage, owner of Cinder + Salt, talks about her eco-friendly and sustainable business that employs tactics for zero-waste and minimizing its carbon footprint.
June – no show
May 9 – Aquaculture specialist Anoushka Concepcion talks about Connecticut Sea Grant’s mission to contribute to the expansion of environmentally- and economically-sustainable marine aquaculture industries in Connecticut and the Northeast.
Mar 14 & Apr 11 – Two rounds of in-depth interviews with Kim O’Rourke, Recycling Program Coordinator for the City of Middletown. She talks about the collapse of the recycling market, how Middletown is working towards achieving the state’s goal of 60 percent diversion of materials from disposal by 2024, what can’t and can be recycled, and issues with glass and single stream recycling.
Feb 14 – Margot Burns, Environmental Planner with the Lower Connecticut River Council of Governments speaks about the Lower CT River and Coastal Region Land Trust Exchange, a collaboration of 14 land trusts whose mission is to conserve and steward the unique environment of their communities in perpetuity for the benefit of the public and generations to come.
Jan 10 – Jennifer Kleindienst, Sustainability Director at Wesleyan University shares the successes and challenges of promoting sustainability on campus, including student engagement, composting, promoting reusables, and integrating sustainability into the curriculum.
Dec 13 – Tony and the rest of the Rockfall staff join together for a holiday special on how to be green over the holidays.
Nov 8 -Lyme Land Conservation Trust Executive Director, Kristina White, and Environmental Director, Sue Cope talk about all the initiatives and programs going on at their land trust, which protects over 50% of the land in Lyme.
Oct 11 – Judy Preston, the Long Island Sound Outreach Coordinator at Connecticut Sea Grant, talks about issues impacting the health of the Sound.
Sept 13 – Damian Reardon, Principal of Commodore Macdonough Elementary School, talks about how they are applying The Rockfall Foundation’s grant to get students out into nature, and how the school’s curriculum is being updated to include more about the environment.
Aug 9 – We’ll be talking to Marcella Trowbridge of ARTFARM, a non-profit theater with a range of productions including those based on environmental issues.
July 12 – Guest JP Velotti of East Coast Kelp Farms, supplier of oysters and kelp, takes an in-depth look at kelp farming in Connecticut.
June 14 – Guest Chris Pallatto, Executive Director of the Valley Shore YMCA will be discussing Rockfall’s support of the Valley Shore Y’s Farm To Table Specialty Camp and the teaching of young people the importance of the life skills of gardening, cooking, nutrition and environmental sustainability.
May 10 – Meet Erik Assadourian, Rockfall’s new Development Director, and a senior fellow with the Worldwatch Institute, a globally-recognized sustainability think tank. Join Tony and Erik as they discuss large-scale sustainability issues and how to deal with these daunting global challenges at the regional and local scale.
April 12 – Michelle Eckman and Heather Kordula of Connecticut Audubon will discuss the mission of Connecticut Audubon and the work done at the Glastonbury and Estuary Centers. They will also discuss the recent grant awarded to the two groups and the programming that will facilitate.
Dec 14 – Guest Gabe Russo, Director of Forest City Farms in Middletown, discusses the farm, what they grows, and where it goes.
Nov 9 – Guest Lisa Sherman, a language arts teacher at Woodrow Wilson Middle School and director of the 21st Century Environmental Learners in Action program, discusses the program, environmental learning, and the benefits of nature awareness.
Oct 14 – Guests Eric Hammerling, Executive Director, and Lindsay Suhr, Land Conservation Director of Connecticut Forest & Park Association, discuss CFPA and its projects and initiatives.
Sept 14 – Jim Childress, FAIA, a principal of Centerbrook Architects and Planners discusses sustainable architecture and the LEED and Living Building Challenge movements.
Aug 10 – Guest Amy B. Paterson, executive director of the Connecticut Land Conservation Council talks about the importance of local land trusts and her organization’s efforts in supporting land trusts throughout the State.
July 13 – Guest Luella Landis, vice president of the Mattabeseck Audubon Society talks with us about the bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth and our joint presentation of “An Evening with Henry David Thoreau” coming up on September 28, 2017.
June 8 – Guest Alicea Charamut, river steward for our state for the Connecticut River Conservancy talks about the European Water Chestnut and volunteer opportunities to help pull this highly invasive plant.
May 11 – Guest Suzanne Thompson from CT Outdoors and the Save Oswegatchie Hills Coalition discusses the importance of this fragile coastal forest on the Niantic River.
April 13 – Guests are author and member of the Indian Hill Cemetery Association, Sally D’Aquila and Ingrid Eck, Rockfall Foundation volunteer, Wesleyan University student, and facilitator of the Wesleyan Green Fund. This roundtable discussion focuses on how the efforts of one person can have an exponential benefit for the environment.
March 8 – John Hall, executive director of the Jonah Center for Earth and Art discussing the Complete Streets program in Middletown