Becoming More Environmental Friendly on Thursday's Access Utah

Apr 10, 2013


Many of us believe in sustainability. But do we walk the talk? We’ll ask you what you’re doing in your daily life to promote sustainability, to personally be part of a green solution to our environmental problems. What changes have you made? What solutions have you found that you‘d like to share with us?

We’ll talk with Jeremy Farner, Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering at Weber State University, who is interested in green building and sustainable design.  He owns and operates his own custom home design/build firm and says, "I deal with the built environment, Green building etc. Since 40% of energy use is from buildings, it makes great sense to start there to make the biggest difference.” We’ll also talk with Jamie Pleune, an environmental law attorney who recently, with her husband, walked 350 miles to symbolize the groundbreaking steps she believes our leaders must take away from a carbon-based economy.   She says her mission is to figure out a way for the legal system to recognize the inherent value of environmental health.  Also joining us will be USU Associate Professor in Communication Studies, Jennifer Peeples, and Mark Richards, vice president of business development of Intermoutnain Wind and Solar.

You can join the discussion at 1-800-826-1495, online, on Twitter @utahpublicradio, and by email.  Access Utah is 9:00 to 10:00 Thursday morning on UPR.