Media Features

EcoChat: Gasland Part II: GRACE Audio Podcast

To get the scoop on the anti-fracking documentary sequel, Gasland Part II, listen to Ecocentric blog perspectives in this roundtable EcoChat podcast. Topics include how the highly anticipated film's position in the fracking debate and its potential impact on the anti-fracking movement.

Our Hero: Dr. Chris Gobler of Stony Brook University (PODCAST)

Last month, Ecocentric's Kyle Rabin interviewed Dr. Chris Gobler of Stony Brook University. They discussed threats to Long Island's drinking water supply, harmful algal blooms like brown tide and how a local shellfisherman's personal story inspired Chris's path as a scientist and professor.

Our Hero: Josh Fox, director of Gasland (Podcast)

Josh Fox is the director of the award-winning 2010 documentary film, Gasland, a cross-country exposé on the social and environmental effects of fracking taken after his family was approached to lease their land for drilling. He is now at the center of the ongoing battle against fracking and is expected to produce the sequel, Gasland 2.

Our Hero: Wenonah Hauter of Food & Water Watch

With an activist mindset from an early age, Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch, says she was inspired by early suffragettes and believes strongly that we need to strengthen our democracy. This means getting people involved in issues like genetically engineered and overprocessed foods, fracking and polluted waterways.

Our Hero: Shana Miller, Tag-a-Giant

When she was in college, Shana Miller spent a summer on Martha's Vineyard fishing for her dinner because she didn't have enough money to buy food. Food insecurity gave her a greater appreciation of the ocean environment, and eventually led this would-be primate scientist to a career saving one of the ocean's top predators, bluefin tuna, which are in danger of being overfished.

Our Hero: Matt Malina of NYC H2O

Water educator and math tutor Matt Malina, who grew up in New York City's East Village, loves his city's water system so much that he created NYC H2O, a series of educational tours and lectures about the city's incredible drinking water system, so he could share the love.

Our Hero: Marianne Cufone of Recirculating Farms Coalition

Marianne Cufone is the Executive Director of the Recirculating Farms Coalition, a collaborative group of farmers, educators, non-profit organizations and others who work together to support the development of energy efficient farms that use clean, recycled water to grow food.

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