Nerstrand Big Woods State park is a wonderful gem, just a few miles southeast of Northfield. The park is made up of dense hardwood, with a beautiful stream running through it and a lovely waterfall not far from the visitor center. Listen in as Andy and Dave interview the new Nerstrand Big Woods State Park Manager, Katie Foshay. Katie will share with us her background, her excitement of becoming the Park Manager and some of the issues the Nerstrand Big Woods State Park is facing due to climate change.
The climate is changing, predictions about how this will affect Earth’s future are wide-ranging. While some are fearful, that solves nothing. Others offer up some expensive solutions, but what if we, as individuals, rolled up our sleeves and figured out how to do something in our own landscapes, just outside our own door? Enter Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt with their new book, “Climate-wise landscaping – Practical Actions for a sustainable future”. Based on decades of experience, this book is packed with simple, practical steps anyone can take to beautify any landscape or garden, while helping protect the planet and the species that call it home. Sue Reed is Teri Knight’s guest today. Sue’s Facebook page on the book is HERE.
Teri Knight’s guest today on 15 with the Author is an atmospheric scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Peter Kalmus has written a book called, “Being the Change; Live well and spark a climate revolution”. Alarmed by drastic changes now occurring in the Earth’s climate systems, Peter embarked on a journey to change his life and the world. He talks about the connections of how climate affects plants, animals and humans and what we can do. “Being the Change” merges science, spirituality and practical knowledge to offer an optimistic message. We can live without fossil fuels. His website is filled with information as well… becycling.life
In part 4 of the 8 park Climate Change series, Alan Anderson of Citizens Climate Lobby, talks about sea level. Is it rising? Are we responsible? Listen to what communities are already affected by rising sea levels.
KYMN started a new 8 week series this morning with Northfield’s Alan Anderson. He belongs to Citizens Climate Lobby, a non-profit bipartisan organization working to inform the public and create legislation on the effects of climate change based on scientific information. He holds a degree in Wildlife Biology and Management and is online and self taught in climatology. Anderson and KYMN’s Jeff Johnson talked Climate Change 101 today. He explains, “one of the things that’s fascinating is that sometimes folks who may not be [Read more…] about Science meets skeptics – a series on climate change; Inaugural golf event for Nfld Historical Society; 3 Northfielders running for Rice County Fair Queen