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Green Economy

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From wind power to green medicine, The Green Economy features practical ways the green economy is developing. Business leaders of our country are recognizing the need to refocus on responsible and sustainable ways to improve our world, all while making a tidy profit. The Green Economy showcases these improvements at work. We present the concept that we are the stewards of our world, necessitating a wise and conscientious caretaking of our environment for future generations. At the same time, we give a sincere nod to the business leaders and models that provide the opportunity to execute these ideas and create new jobs. Entrepreneurs take note!

Episodes:

  • Best of Green Economy Part 1

    Want highlights of the over 150 stories we’ve covered on The Green Economy? This episode will show you some of the highs (and lows)!

    Length: 00:22:12
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  • Best of Green Economy Part 2

    In part 2 you we will show you why hosts Don McCoy and Andrew Mallory are the best! These hard working gents get themselves into some interesting situations and we will show you how.

    Length: 00:22:14
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  • Bio-Diesel

    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.

    Length: 00:22:14
    Usage rights: 8/15/2014 to 8/31/2019
  • Catch and Release Fishing

    Hooking a Chinook Salmon can be a real fun experience, Andrew does just that. However if you can't recognize the difference between a wild and farm fish you could be paying a hefty fine. Expert guide Phil Paradis takes Andrew into the Columbia River in Oregon to find Chinook and Sturgeon.

    Length: 00:21:33
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  • Ecopalooza

    Rock, hip hop, pacific islands, blues, country, big brass and even a Beatles cover band. The boys cover the Portland areas Ecopalooza Festival, a music celebration with an environmental awareness theme.

    Length: 00:22:22
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  • Future of Food & Medicine: 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. Then we sample some of those and other great beers at Urban Hop Works in Portland Oregon where they have their own twist on beer. Along the way we stop at one of the largest hop farms in the West to see how they're grown.

    Length: 00:21:39
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  • Future of Food & Medicine: 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 accepted. Procedures like acupuncture are prescribed by doctors routinely nowadays.

    Length: 00:22:36
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  • Future of Food & Medicine: 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 look at how this trend is moving north to Oregon where varietals like Pinot Noir are becoming the organic cash crop. Along the way we sample the tremendous wines available.

    Length: 00:22:02
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  • Future of Food & Medicine: 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 Café. This trend has to start up the stream a little further, which is where food giant like Sysco comes in. We find out what restaurants are looking for in the organic arena straight from the source.

    Length: 00:21:28
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  • Future of Natural Resource Mgmt: 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 thousands of species of fish and other creatures. Here in the Northwest one of the best indicators to the health of the ocean is Salmon. The Green Economy looks at how experts are monitoring all aspects of the health of the fish. There are some major breakthroughs from a technical aspect that are making the monitoring all the more accurate.

    Length: 00:21:47
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  • Future of Natural Resource Mgmt: 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 new high tech invention, the helicopter, to harvest hasn't been around that long but offers an interesting alternative to logging. We look at growing, managing and cutting of the new sustainable forest.

    Length: 00:21:33
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  • Future of Natural Resource Mgmt: Waterways Superfund 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 paid the price of the industrial revolution. It's not the water so much as the sediment on the bottom where PCB's and other toxins are threatening fish and other wildlife. There is a push to reverse the damage of the past by removing the worst of this sediment. This is a complex issue with an even more complex solution but we show you how they're doing it.

    Length: 00:22:21
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  • Future of Natural Resource Mgmt: Waterways Superfund Part 2

    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 paid the price of the industrial revolution. It's not the water so much as the sediment on the bottom where PCB’s and other toxins are threatening fish and other wildlife. There is a push to reverse the damage of the past by removing the worst of this sediment. This is a complex issue with an even more complex solution but we show you how they're doing it.

    Length: 00:22:02
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  • Future of Natural Resource Mgmt: Wildlife

    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 an everyday occurrence. We visit an exotic animal rescue to see lions, tigers and other wild animals are being cared for the best way possible. We also talk to experts about one of the most allusive animals, the wolf, is now making a comeback.

    Length: 00:21:40
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  • Future of Transportation: Green Freight Rail Part1

    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 trend continues except technology and good old-fashioned American know-how is leading the way. Moving a ton of freight nearly 500 miles on a gallon of fuel is now the benchmark for efficiency. You will see how the technology is revolutionizing the locomotives and companies like Gunderson, GE and others are looking to stretch that even further.

    Length: 00:22:00
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  • Future of Transportation: Green Freight Rail Part2

    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 exhaust of a locomotive to actually be cleaner than the air it takes in? It is!

    Length: 00:22:09
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  • Future of Transportation: 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 more recent, the Chevy Volt. We take a look at these as well as electric racecars and motorcycles from exploding new businesses like Brammo Motors.

    Length: 00:21:33
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  • Future of Transportation: 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 County Community College to see a car that runs on basically water as well as talk to scientist types who are looking to the future.

    Length: 00:21:39
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  • Future of Urban Planning: Green Golf Course Mgmt

    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 are making sustainability one of their primary goals. We will also look at the industry in general and how things are changing... for the better!

    Length: 00:20:39
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  • Future of Urban Planning: 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 are the folks who are working to make it even more sustainable.

    Length: 00:21:22
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  • Future of Urban Planning: 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 some form. Its not always easy but the ways in which companies are making recycling products is down right fascinating… we will take a look.

    Length: 00:21:39
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  • Future of Urban Planning: 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. Our rivers are much dirtier than people think so cleaning water for drinking is becoming the focus of numerous scientists. We take some of the dirtiest and make it clean and drinkable right before your eyes.

    Length: 00:21:45
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  • Green Fashion

    No, we're not talking about wearing grass skirts! Today biodegradable and sustainable materials are common on the rack in clothing stores. Not only are they common but they are down right… fashionable! We take a look and see what’s new.

    Length: 00:21:57
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  • Sustainable Valley Part 1

    First came Silicone Valley with its explosion of computer technology now Jackson County Oregon has become Sustainable Valley where Green Business is born. Companies like Erickson Aircrane, Rogue Valley Microdevices, Bio Mass One and many others call this part of the country home. Don & Andrew will show us why they do.

    Length: 00:22:35
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  • Sustainable Valley Part 2

    A continuation of how other companies are rethinking traditional business to be more sustainable. This episode includes companies like Skye Research and others who are working locally but thinking globally for a better tomorrow.

    Length: 00:21:57
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  • Sustainable Valley Part 3

    The third installment in this study shows us how companies like Pacific Power and their program Blue Sky puts the homeowner in control of their electric bill more than ever before. They along with several other groups that are making Southern Oregon the place to be for Green business.

    Length: 00:22:04
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  • The Better Living Show

    New inventions, new sustainable trends, fun activities and more are all to be seen and experienced at the Better Living Show in Portland. The boys visit to find out more and do a little entertaining themselves.

    Length: 00:20:34
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  • The Future of Energy: 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 how this endless energy source is being used. The future really is bright!

    Length: 00:22:08
    Usage rights: 8/15/2014 to 8/31/2019
  • The Future of Urban Planning: 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 some kitchens are more efficient and made with less and less toxic methods. We will be visiting one of the most efficient homes on the planet and one of the first Leed Platinum office buildings in the US.

    Length: 00:21:22
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  • The Future of Urban Planning: 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 it also helps keep history alive. Not just homes but all sorts of things are being re-tasked over buying new.

    Length: 00:21:44
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  • The Future of Urban Planning: 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 design promotes the diminished need to drive by grouping services like grocery, laundry, restaurants and other things in the center promoting biking and walking. We take a few days off to enjoy the experience!

    Length: 00:20:35
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