Enid Sisskin

Eco Minutes Producer and Host

Dr. Enid Sisskin received her PhD from Columbia University in Pathobiology. She has worked as an environmental activist in this area 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 2005. Her interests include continuing to garden despite yearly failure and 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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3:49 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Eco Minute November 25, 2014

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If you’re going to be traveling or hosting out of town guests for the holidays, consider using a Florida Green Lodging designated property. To become designated, facilities must conduct a thorough property assessment and implement a specified number of environmental practices to conserve energy, reduce water consumption, protect air quality and reduce waste. 

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3:44 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Eco Minute November 24, 2014

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 You’ll probably be eating a lot more meals with your family and friends this time of year, so when you do, think green.  Green your holiday meals by eating more sustainably or literally eating green and increasing the amount of vegetables you eat while reducing your meat consumption since it takes a lot more resources to raise livestock than vegetables. 

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3:39 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Eco Minute November 21, 2014

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If you’re expecting guests this holiday season, you can clean and green your home.  This is the EM and I’m ES.  Instead of using harsh, toxic cleaners this year, why not trade them in for natural, non-toxic cleaners that are safer for both human health and the environment. You can either make your own green cleaners or buy them. 

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Commentary
2:39 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Eco Minute November 20, 2014

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In the past 70 years there have been two contradictory trends in housing—the average household size gets smaller, while the house itself gets bigger. This is the EcoMinute and I’m Christian Wagley. 

In the mid 20th Century the average new home was about 1100 square feet, while today it’s nearly 2400 square feet, with three times more space per person as homes of a half-century ago. Larger homes demand more resources—more materials to construct, and more energy to provide cooling, heating, and other energy uses.

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12:12 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Eco Minute November 19, 2014

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How we build our homes and cities can influence our energy supply as much if not more than how that energy is actually produced. It’s critical to take a realistic look at the energy solutions proposed by politicians, industry, and the media.  Architecture 2030 analyzed some of the proposed energy choices.

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Commentary
12:10 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Eco Minute November 18, 2014

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While our local region can be one of the nation’s wettest, it can also experience droughts that along with human use of water, can leave natural systems short of the water they need. Green buildings save water through better technology and design. This is the EcoMinute and I’m Christian Wagley.  

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Commentary
1:07 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Eco Minute November 17, 2014

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If you’re expecting guests this holiday season, you can clean and green your home.  Practicing green cleaning, meaning not using harsh, toxic cleanser, reduces waste, increases efficiency, protects the indoor and outdoor environment and saves you money. 

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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

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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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3:42 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Eco Minute September 2, 2014, 2014

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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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