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Climate Change. Green Business. Environmental Justice. Parks. Renewable Energy. Whatever eco topic you care about, we cover on Shades of Green!

 

Shades of Green is Austin’s only live, environmental talk radio show. Each week, Producer John Hoffner, along with Co-hosts Reed Sternberg and Amy Stansbury (Editor-In-Chief of The Austin Common) inform and inspire listeners on current topics locally and nationally related to green energy and the environment.

 

The show is broadcast live every Thursday from 1pm to 2pm out of KOOP 91.7FM, a local community radio station with the motto, “Radio For People. Not For Profit.” The show is also recorded each week. You can find podcasts of each episode on iTunes and Stitcher and you can visit the show’s official website here.

Latest Episodes
Solar Panel
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

Is Solar The Best Unused Equity Tool We Have?

“Solar is the best unused equity tool we have, in terms of maintaining the quality of life, maintaining the balance of this city,” explained Kenneth Thompson (former member of the African American Resource Advisory Commission and a current board member with Solar Austin) on a recent episode of Shades of

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Rain
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

What Did Last Week’s Water Crisis Teach Us?

Seven days. That’s how long Austinites went without clean water. For the first time ever, we couldn’t be sure that what was coming out of our faucets was safe to drink. For the first time ever, we got a little taste of what other less

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KOOP Radio
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

I Heart Local Environmental Radio

These days, there aren’t a lot of places where you can get quality, local, long-form, environmental news. That’s why we love our radio partner, Shades of Green (on KOOP 91. 7 FM). Shades of Green is a local environmental talk radio show that has been providing free, quality news and information to the

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Solar Panel
Podcasts
Amy Stansbury

What’s the deal with that new solar tariff?

Over the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen some headlines in the news about a new federal solar tariff. What does that really mean? And how will it affect the solar industry in Austin? Find out with the latest podcast from our radio partner, Shades

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KOOP Radio
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

What the heck is CodeNEXT? And How Is It Doing?

What the heck is CodeNEXT? It’s the city’s effort to rewrite its land development code (and it will affect everything from transportation, to affordability, to gentrification in Austin). So what’s in it? And what does it mean for you? Find out with the latest podcast

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Library Bike Coral
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

What’s Inside The New Austin Central Library?

Saturday is the big day. The new $125 million Austin Central Library opens to the public Saturday, October 28th with a whole day of live music and activities. The day will begin at 10am just outside of the library and there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11am. The library will actually open

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Hurricane Harvey Debris
Climate Change
Amy Stansbury

300 Million Cubic Yards of Trash

In the past few weeks, we’ve talked a lot about the environmental consequences of Hurricane Harvey – flooding, pollution, chemical explosions. But there is yet another environmental problem that Houston will likely be dealing with for months… trash. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, more than 111,000 homes

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Hops and Grain
EcoCalendar
Amy Stansbury

Eco-Friendly Booze

In need of a little pick-me-up? Our radio partner, Shades of Green, has dedicated their newest episode to everyone’s favorite topic – alcohol. Listen to their latest podcast, which features guest from Hops & Grain Brewing, The Austin Winery, and Dulce Vida Tequila. Together they’ll

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KOOP Radio
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

Support Local Radio

Do you love great radio? Now’s the time to support local, independent, nonprofit radio with KOOP’s Fall Membership Drive. KOOP 91.7 FM is the home of Shades of Green, Austin’s only environmental talk radio show. Each week the Austin EcoNetwork joins the Shades of Green team to interview guests and discuss

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EcoRise
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

How To Make This School Year Your Most Eco-Friendly Yet

It’s back-to-school season in Texas. Wondering how you can make this school year your most sustainable yet? We’ve rounded up some resources for both teachers and parents alike. Let’s start with the parents… The Sustainable Food Center has put together a great blog post with tips and ideas

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