Tuesday, August 12, 2008

CleanUpTheRiver makes some (radio) waves...

Recently, Beth Kidd invited me into her studio at the CBS Radio building downtown, as a guest of her Northern Lights program. It was the first time I was asked to explain the entire framework of what we're doing, and why, in a single conversation. (Not easy!) It was an opportunity to reflect on what the project is really all about. It was a chance to publicly recognize some of the partners who help recycle or dispose of some of the debris we recover. And it was a chance for us to explain how uncomplicated the equipment need be; that while we're blessed with some particularly nice resources, cleaning up a river can be as simple has having a garbage bag and the will to improve a place.

The conversation inspired me to reflect on how this river relationship started, which was nice.

And it was an opportunity to ask people to become streetcorner environmentalists, while we explained the extremes we're prepared to go to to help remove trash from a beautiful waterway (again, with the help of a great partner!)... through the Dash for Trash!

Click on any of the links above to hear excerpts from the interview, or choose from the list below. If you select "01" below and then let the player run uninterupted, you'll hear the interview in its' entirety (with slight pauses between segments due to buffering). The interview was broadcast on CBS Radio stations WLTE (102.9 Lite FM) and Smooth Jazz 104.1/HD2, on July 27th, and is scheduled for re-broadcast this Sunday morning, August 17, at 7:00 a.m.

Interview Segments:

01 - What is "Adopt-a-River?"

02 - What is "CleanUpTheRiver.com?"

03 - Recycling what we can

04 - Why everything is not recycled

05 - The equipment we use

06 - Global possibilities for Geo-Trashing

07 - Safety: Respect Mother Nature & Father Time

08 - The roots of a river relationship

09 - Being an everyday environmentalist

10 - We ask you not to give, but to take (...out!)

11 - The Dash for Trash

© 2008 Mike D. Anderson, Crystal, MN.

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