turning our garbage into something useful - curbside composting comes to Portland
FOOD SCRAP RECYCLING COMING TO YOUR CURBSIDE
How much of your garbage is composed of food scraps? According to analysis in the Portland Recycles! Plan the average Portland household disposes of 1,326 pounds of garbage per year of which 75% could be recycled or composted instead of winding up as landfill. We can reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by our garbage by approximately one ton for each ton of food scraps diverted from landfill.
"Don't om, organize!" Remembering the bombing of Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney: 20 years later.
On May 24th, 1990, EarthFirst! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney were bombed. This happened while they were on tour, organizing for Redwood Summer. The goal for Redwood Summer was to bring people together from across the country to stop the rapid clearcutting of the old growth forests through non-violent direct action.
Hosted by Tom Becker, this program features segments on the politics and science of energy policies and cleaning up after oil spills. We also learn about the blowback from drone attacks and a comic documentary about grafitti and video.
Many thanks to those of you who contributed during our recent membership drive. If you didn't, the tip jar at the top is still open!
An engineer specializing in cleaning up oil spills explains the science and technology of this work, as well as the politics behind its limitations. Richard Heymann is the engineer, and he talks with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken.
Is the Kerry-Lieberman energy bill (aka "The American Energy Bill") a step in the right direction, or a give-away to the energy companies and nuclear power? Bill Snape, Senior Counsel for the Center for Biodiversity, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about what more is needed to prevent catastrophic global warming and what it will take to get it.
Is Multnomah County "uniquely toxic" for people of color?
A new report by Portland State University states that for people of color, Multnomah County is a "uniquely toxic" place when it comes to education, income, home ownership and health. The 152-page report, which was presented last week to the Portland City Council, found nearly every racial and ethnic group to be trailing behind other county residents.