July 27, 2009 – Hour 2

Public awareness on the need for becoming more energy efficient and lessening our environmental impact is at an all time high. However, in an economic crisis where many families are struggling to keep their homes and jobs, "going green" just can’t be a top priority–or can it?

Today, Marc and his guests discuss urban sustainability: what our options are, how we need to change our thinking, and how we can help sustainable living shift from theory to practice for everyone.

In the studio, we had Shari T. Wilson, Secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment. By phone, Jim Motavalli, editor turned senior writer of E: The Environmental Magazine, host of a biweekly music and public affairs show on Listener Supported WPKN-FM, blogger for the New York Times, Mother Nature Network, and author of Forward Drive: The Race to Build Clean Cars for the Future and Feeling the Heat: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Climate Change

This show is a rebroadcast. Click here to listen to the podcast on the original show page.