Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Spreading the Green Word

My radio show, "Naturally Vibrant Living," is focused on green topics, something I feel is important in today's world.  I may feel like a bit of a lone wolf at times covering this topic, but there are other radio hosts whose shows also focus on green topics.  I pleased to find several other shows recently and am sharing a list of them with you, should you want to tune in.

Other shows on green topics include the following:

Title of Show:     Conscious Discussions Talk Radio Show
Name of  Host:   Lillian Brummet
Theme:    Conscious, Green, Proactive Living
Where Aired: Blog Talk Radio. Sign up via itunes for the Conscious Discussions Radio show:
Website:   http;//

Title of Show: Conscious Lifestyles
Name of Host: Ginger Leilani Chapin
Theme: How to live consciously, 100% Purely, mindfully, holistically, naturally, and "GREEN" in today's world with all the tools you need to navigate between the counterfeit information and the truth!
Where Aired16 stations and streaming live on

Title of Show: The Conscious Living Guide
Name of Host: :Christine Agro
Theme: Conscious Living
Where Aired: Contact Talk Radio and in Seattle on 106.9 HD Channel 3

Title of Show: Green Earth Radio
Name of Host: Patty Kovacs
Theme: Businesses, organizations, and individuals Making a Cleaner, Greener, Positive Difference for the Earth and All Our Inhabitants.
Where Aired:  Green Earth Radio  

Title of Show: Green is Good
Name of Host: John Shegerian and Mike Brady
Theme:  Go-green initiatives, green-collar jobs, sustainability practices, environmental issues, recycling, reuse and more with some of the green world’s most influential people.
Where Aired:  ClearChannel Radio, iTunes,
Title of Show: The Green Majority
Name of Host: Jordan Poppenk (until Mar 2010, after which, "varies")
Theme: Canadian environmental news
Where Aired: CIUT 89.5FM, and syndicated on 13 Canadian community stations coast-to-coast

Title of Show:     Green Sense
Name of Host: Peter Ormond
Theme: Review of current sustainable issues. Book reviews, event reviews, guests, interviews, readings of futuristic story-telling.
Where Aired:  CFMU, Hamilton, Ontario

Title of Show:  GreenTalk Radio
Name of Host: Sean Daily
Theme: Environment, Ecology

Title of Show: Hill & Dale Show 
Name of Host: Lucie Hill & Sharon Dale 
Theme: Environmental news & trends 
Where Aired:  LA Talk Radio    

Title of ShowMoir's Environmental Dialogues, Ocean River Shields of Achilles
Name of Host: Rob Moir, Ph.D. Environmental Studies
Theme: With the knowledge of Carson and the courage of Achilles, individuals are steadfastly going the distance to defend wildlife and ecosystems from assaults of environmental degradations and destructions. Join environmental studies scientist Dr. Rob Moir for lively dialogue and revealing narrative inquiry into how individuals are overcoming the obstacles turning forlorn hope into effective actions for oceans, rivers, watersheds, wildlife and ecosystems. Discover how listening to individuals, thinking locally, and acting in concert with others, you can act to save ecosystems. Act to bring about a greener and blue Planet Earth.
Where Aired: The Green Talk Network (Voice America). For free iTunes podcast search "Moir's." 

Title of Show:  Smart Green Travel 
Name of Host:  Jerry Hart
Theme:  Jerry Hart will help all of us literally go green as we learn tips to travel eco-consciously, see the planet we are working so hard to preserve, share ideas and gather ways on how to continue our green journey while at the same time learning to relax and enjoy every minute we have on this great big home we call Mother Earth.
Where Aired:  Green 960 AM and streaming at  Previous shows

Title of Show: Your Super Natural Life
Name of Host: Beth Greer
Theme: health, green lifestyles, non-toxic living
Where Aired: Clear Channel’s Green 960 AM, airing in the SF Bay Area as well as nationally online.
Guest Profile: Authors and experts who offer insights on living a safer, less toxic and more natural life.
Best Method of Contact: Email 

Title of Show: Zentertainment Talk Radio 
Name of Host:
Jo Davidson
Theme: Helping people turn challenges into opportunities.
Where Aired:
Online radio podcast, shows can be listened to and downloaded for free any time of day or night at

The above shows are excerpted from the Health and/or Enviroonment Ebooks of Talk Radio Shows compiled by “Talk Radio Advocate” Francine Silverman. To view the descriptions and prices of all 16 ebooks ranging from Animals to Sports, please visit

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Faith Community & Environmental Stewardship

As increasing numbers of people have become aware of environmental problems and the need to take some sort of action, some have wondered what those in the faith community may be doing.  It would appear that there has been a long-running difference of opinion, at least among the Christian community, as to whether humans are to be stewards of the environment or have dominion over the earth and its inhabitants.

I was very pleased recently to learn about some proactive environmental programs in the faith community when I interviewed two people involved in them, Richard Edens, Pastor of the United Church of Chapel Hill, and Dr. Kathy Shea, Director of the North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light on my radio show, "Naturally Vibrant Living."  North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light is a chapter of a national organization, Interfaith Power & Light, which, as it turns out, was established specifically for the purpose of engaging the faith community in environmental stewardship and assisting churches and other religious institutions in establishing such programs.  Thirty-nine states in the United States have chapters in Interfaith Power & Light.

This, to me, is a very exciting trend.  This movement is definitely interfaith, and Dr. Shea asserted that it's not just Christian churches that are participating in environmental stewardship programs, but also the Jewish, Islamic, and other faith communities.  Pastor Edens said that all religious traditions view creation as something to be protected and that humans are part of and not separate from it.

With the division and polarization we see at large in our society and, more specifically, in politics, the faith community clearly has a role to play in protecting the environment.  Pastor Edens said that members of his congregation will not only engage in environmental projects at his church, but will also write their Congressional representatives about issues.

This is wonderful to see and another aid in protecting our environment and wildlife!