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
6:27 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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Eco Minute
6:25 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Eco Minute June 23, 2014

Eco Hound
Credit Jem Sullivan

Have you ever considered just how important water is? This is the Eco minute and I’m Jim Roberts of the ECUA.

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Eco Minute
3:16 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Eco Minute June 20, 2014

Eco Hound
Credit Jem Sullivan

If you live near the water, you need to be careful with your lawn and garden.  This is the EM and I’m ES. 

Don’t mow to the edge of the water.  Allow native vegetation to grow freely in a minimum 10-foot buffer strip along the bank to reduce erosion and to help filter out pollutants.  Use organic pesticides and fertilizers if you feel you need to use them at all.  Before you fertilize, have your soil tested, you may not need to use fertilizer. 

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Eco Minute
1:40 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Eco Minute June 19, 2014

Eco Hound
Credit Jem Sullivan

Seagrasses are flowering underwater plants that bring tremendous life to our bays and bayous. This is the Ecominute and I’m Christian Wagley. 

Seagrasses grow attached to the bottom in shallow waters, and they are considered to be the best overall indicator of the health of our local bays. Healthy seagrass beds can support an astonishing 40,000 fish and 50 million invertebrates per acre, and most popular sportfish spend at least part of their lives there—leading some to compare them to underwater rainforests.

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11:01 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Eco Minute June 18, 2014

Eco Hound
Credit Jem Sullivan

    

As the people of the Gulf coast look to repair the damages from the 2010 oil spill and many years of diminished health in our waterways, scientists are recommending improvements in water quality and the restoration of natural habitat. This is the Ecominute and I’m Christian Wagley. 

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