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Intro- Earth Day: Green Action in Boston

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Notes/DescriptionIn this episode we explore green action in Boston in honor of Earth Day. On this show explore what Bostonians are doing to go green and what challenges they face-- from the hubway bike system to buildings that create their own energy. First we take a look at the politics of the environment. To make real change, it's essential for0 lawmakers to be involved. But what effect does that have on community efforts to go green? We examine the relationship between environmental change and the local government, and look into greenwashing-- a marketing strategy used by companies to appear environmentally friendly even when they’re not. We speak with local businesses and advocates to find out the presence of greenwashing in Boston and what local companies can actually do to go green. Buildings that create their own energy are called energy positive-- or e-plus buildings and they actually exist here in Boston. We discover the development of the buildings and their effect on the community. Later, we discuss greening your commute. The Hubway-- Boston’s bike sharing program, was completed this month. The system is helping commuters cut down on costs and the city cut down on pollution. We hear about the strides Boston’s biking community has made and how our system compares to others.
ProgramtitleEarth Day: Green Action in Boston
StationWERS 88.9
NetworkWERS
HostAlyssa Edes
OriginBoston
Air Date4/22/2012
Writer(s)Alyssa Edes

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