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Weekly Theme on THE GREEN: SPORTS

This week on THE GREEN the topic is SPORTS. Most sports have something to do with nature, such as skiing and golf. The accessibility of these sports is mostly dependent on the natural environment. If there has been a warm fall and a warm winter, then chances are, you will not have good snow on the mountain for skiing. This type of situation has led popular ski resorts into using snow machines. In effect, this means that manufactured technologies and energy are being harnessed to recreate the services of nature (which would normally make snow for you).

Therefore, if you love sports, then chances are you are already an environmental activist who is committed to preserving nature and the overall health of the planet.

BIG IDEAS FOR A SMALL PLANET: SPORTS

This week discover how global warming might melt your favorite ski vacation spot. Find new and sustainable materials to make your favorite skateboard perform even better.

Check out this week’s BIG IDEAS FOR A SMALL PLANET: SPORTS Webisode.

ECO-Documentary: PLAGUES AND PLEASURES ON THE SALTON SEA

This documentary investigates an area in California called the Salton Sea. It’s only 50 miles from Palm Springs but the landscape is dotted by poverty, ruined land and the swampiest inland sea you could ever imagine. Irrigated saltwater is mostly to blame for this stagnated body of water that kills fish and presents health problems for the local residents. Amusingly, some of the residents think the inland sea holds medicinal properties if you bathe in it while others won’t even get near it with a fishing pole.

Check out this clip from PLAGUES AND PLEASURES ON THE SALTON SEA

Also appearing on THE GREEN, June 26, 10PM:

ECOISTS: Moby

ECO BIZ: New Energy Fund