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
10:48 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Eco Minute April 17, 2014

Eco Hound
Credit Jem Sullivan

Come celebrate Earth Day with us on Saturday, April 19th at Bayview Park from 10-5! This is the EcoMinute and I’m Mary Gutierrez, director of Earth Day Pensacola. First, join us Friday, April 18th as we kickoff our Earth Day celebration with a viewing of the Lorax at 5:30 p.m. at the Bayview Resource Center, Room 101. The first 25 kids will receive a copy of the Lorax.

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Eco Minute
11:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Eco Minute April 16, 2014

Eco Hound
Credit Jem Sullivan

    

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. This is the EcoMinute and I’m Mary Gutierrez, director of Earth Day Pensacola. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day has spread to 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement.

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Eco Minute
10:55 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Eco Minute April 15, 2014

Eco Hound
Credit Jem Sullivan

Each year, Earth Day -- April 22 -- marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. This is the EcoMinute and I’m Mary Gutierrez, director of Earth Day Pensacola.  Back then, industry polluted with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity.

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Eco Minute
1:07 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Eco Minute April 14, 2014

Eco Hound
Credit Jem Sullivan

Butterflies play a critical role in maintaining the health of our environment, and they’re arriving in our area now.  Butterflies help pollinate fruits, flowers and vegetables; provide food for other animals; and enrich our lives with their beauty.  But more and more butterflies are becoming endangered as their habitats are lost to development or they’re killed by pesticides. Here's how you can help:  Grow plants butterfly caterpillars like to eat; native plants will attract native butterflies. 

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