Eco Minute

Producer and Host

Dr. Enid Sisskin received her PhD from Columbia University in Pathobiology. She has worked as an environmental activist for more than 20 years. She is currently on the faculty of the School of Allied Health and Life Sciences at the University of West Florida. She is the creator of the Eco Minute and has produced & hosted the series since 2005. Her interests include continuing to garden despite yearly failures and she continues to work for environmental protection with her husband and children. She is also everyone's favorite Jewish mother and stage manager at RadioLive.

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Eco Minute
6:13 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Eco Minute September 8, 2014

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Eco Minute
6:06 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Eco Minute September 5, 2014

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Eco Minute
6:00 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Eco Minute September 9, 2014

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Eco Minute
3:45 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Eco Minute September 3, 2014

Be an Eco Hound!
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The second myth of sustainability is that it’s all about the environment.  Although the word environment does not appear in the definition of sustainability, that’s what is most generally associated with it, and that is because many people in the environmental movement refer to sustainability. 

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Eco Minute
3:42 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Eco Minute September 2, 2014, 2014

Be an Eco Hound
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The first myth of sustainability is that nobody really knows what it means.  According to Scientific American’s Earth 3.0 magazine, the 1987 United Nations World Commission on the Environment and Development’s definition of sustainability, "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" is pretty straightforward.  It means that no generation should take more than its share. 

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