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
2:10 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Eco Minute June 30, 2014

Eco Hound
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Eco Minute
9:14 am
Sat June 28, 2014

Eco Minute June 27, 2014

Eco Hound
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Water conservation is especially on people's minds during the summer months, but it's actually important all the time. This is the Eco minute and I’m Jim Roberts of the ECUA.

One place to conserve water is with your yard. Irrigate in the early morning hours and apply no more than three-quarters of an inch of water. Run your irrigation system only when your plants need water instead of on a set schedule. Grass and many plants will let you know when it's time to water by wilting. Make sure your irrigation system is working properly and isn't leaking.

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Eco Minute
4:28 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Eco Minute June 26, 2014

Eco Hound
Credit Jem Sullivan

Don’t waste energy and money heating the water in your pipes.  When you need to use only a little water, such as when you rinse a dish or your hands, use cold water.  It can take several minutes and several gallons of water running through the pipes before the water at the sink is warm and by that time, you’ll likely be finished. 

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Eco Minute
8:29 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Eco Minute June 25, 2014

Eco Hound
Credit Jem Sullivan

These days bottled water has become more popular than ever, thanks to advertising companies bombarding you with claims of bottled water being healthier and even more environmentally responsible than using tap water. This is the Eco minute and I’m Jim Roberts of the ECUA.

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Eco Minute
6:27 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Eco Minute June 24, 2014

Eco Hound
Credit Jem Sullivan

Why save water?  In addition to saving money on your utility bill, water conservation helps prevent water pollution in nearby surface waters and watersheds.  This is the EM and I’m ES. 

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