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Landscape architect David Seiter talks about his new project: Spontaneous Urban Plants: Weeds in NYC. David is interested in how weeds might be used by landscape designers and urban planners to improve our cities. David is the design director and founding principle of Future Green Studio.
Gowdy talks with us about his work: “Behavioral Economics and Climate Change Policy” in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
As the author of over 170 published articles and 10 books, Gowdy discusses some of his work including Paradise for Sale: A Parable of Nature, with Carl McDaniel.
In collaboration with evolutionary biologists, we learn how Professor Gowdy focuses on the evolution of economic systems.
We speak with John Gowdy, the recipient of the Herman Daly Award for contributions to ecological economics, about the evolving field.
Research organization Algalita has organized a number of expeditions into the North Pacific Gyre to study the effect of the tons of plastic that makes its way into the ocean.
This weekend, BTR went to check out Earth Day in Union Square. The event featured dozens of green-minded exhibitors, displays, kids’ activities, and performances.
Artist Dana Sherwood is interested in the boundaries between the domestic and the wild. She is particularly known for work that involves preparing elaborate meals for animals and documenting the ensuing feasts with hidden motion-sensitive cameras.
Jon Fox is the director of the new documentary Newman. The film tells the story of a self-educated inventor named Joseph Newman who in the 1980s claimed to have invented a perpetual motion machine. To Newman’s skeptics, his device violated basic laws of physics. But according to Newman — and many of his scientifically credentialed supporters — his device was real, and it promised a populist form of free energy that could change the world. Jon Fox spent over a decade working on the film and it’s screening on March 8th at IFC Center in New York.
We learn about fitness and diet benefits of a plant-based nutritious from Dan Buetter, a National Geographic Fellow and author of Blue Zones.
The founder of 5-Hour Energy hopes to solve the developing world’s most pressing energy concerns with stationary bikes, but can his idea be implemented sustainably on large scales?

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