September 10, 2017 – Reclaiming Plastics and Toxics

BK Sharma from the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center explains how scientists are using pyrolysis to convert plastic bag back into petroleum products. Stephen M. Bantillo of the National Recycling Coalition and William Turley from the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association explore the possibilities of reclaiming household storm debris. Mike and Peggy highlight a series of Northern Illinois Farm Strolls.

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September 3, 2017 – Chicago: City of Big Celery

Ken Santowski from Chicago Logistic Service explains to recover Styrofoam. WBEZ’s Monica Eng gives a history lesson on Chicago’s farming past. Michael Howard promotes the Go Fund Me campaign for Eden Place Nature Center on Chicago’s south side.

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July 16, 2017 – Floating Gardens, Trash Talking Professors

Members of Urban Rivers present their idea for bring floating nature to the Chicago River; Carl Zimring and Kris Kaar explain the IRA event “A Couple of Professors Talkin’ Trash;” and Mike and Peggy get an update on the British Columbia wildfires from Dave Scott of Spaced Out Radio.

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