Saturdays 2pm - 2:30pm
The greenTHINK program aims to inspire interest in the science and solutions associated with our changing climate. greenTHINK will present current innovations, anecdotes and theories in a light-hearted and entertaining way. Green education materials, interviews with Green guests, discussions of State initiatives and on and off campus Green events, will be used to promote hands on learning experiences for students and listeners.
Episode 20: From Blue to Green - Green Building Meets the Cloud
Tracy's guest Emile Cambry - Founder of Blue 1647 where Education and Entreprenurial Collaboration meet - takes us on a journey featuring start ups, business acceleration, freelancing and unparalleled support within his organization. Build your venture, test your dream in the trenches - with its E.L.I.T.E. (Entrepreneur, Leadership, Intelligence, Technology, and Empowerment) pool of experts which include Apple, Google and Uber. Learn more at www.blue1647.com - Tracy's next Green Conference features solar talk with Norman Vaughn of Hot Purple Energy.
Episode 19: Energy Profiles: CABEC Conference 2017 - PH 4 LIEBERT CHILLER
Tracy has special guest Jon Caffery, who is managing the Energy Program under Proposition 39 - here at College of the Desert. Prop 39 is funding Energy Systems curriculum at Several Community Colleges throughout Riverside County. Meeting up with Jon at Palm Springs' CABEC Conference he gives her the inside track on pinpointing Energy Industry success using Building and Energy Systems Professional's Certification program. "greenTHINK's Energy Corner" takes on the Liebert Chiller's Phase 4 install w/ colorful commentary from Master HVAC Technicial Dan Benke.
Episode 18: Portable Renewable Solutions: On and off the Grid
Tracy interviews a renewables technician who opens the door to a new way of transporting energy. George Suarez, Technical Product Manager for COD's Energy Partner JLM Energy - jlmenergyinc.com. Also she brings you CABEC's conference highlights from not only her point of view but she catches up for a brief word with Jon Caffery, Director of Prop 39 allocations and Director of COD's breakthrough Energy program: BESP. Building and Energy Systems Professionals Program.
Episode 17: Solutions for the Natural and Unnatural World! Part 2
On this episode, Tracy offers solutions to the impacts of climate change - Solutions that answer the question; What You Can do About Climate Change! Today she interviews Building Controls Engineer Matt Hammond who works with "Performance Automation Solutions,Inc.". Matt gives Tracy the lowdown on Smart Buildings and what it takes to maintain them. The fourth installation of "greenTHINK - Energy Corner" continues with Master HVAC Technician Dan Benke- and we get an update on the Industrial Liebert Chiller install
Episode 16: Solutions for the Natural & Unnatural World! Part 1
Tracy offers solutions to the impacts of climate change. Solutions that answer the question: What You Can do About Climate Change! An interview with Professor Kurt Leuschner, Head of the Natural Resources Department at College of the Desert, segues into a conversation with Evan Saunders, an intern with COD's Energy Systems Project Program. Finally, at our "Energy Corner" we're onsite at the Industrial Chiller install Project with Project Supervisor and Master HVAC/R Technician, Dan Benke, and he provides some exciting insights.
Episode 15: Eco-Adventures inside and out
On this Episode, Tracy takes a hands on approach to Wildlife Stewardship. Participating in a landmark Regional Research project as a field technician headed by Kevin Clark - Director of Bioservices at San Diego Natural History Museum - she is also joined by Marco Combs, an avid outdoorsman and HVAC technician. They will be trapping, counting, banding, and releasing the nefarious and infamous Cowbird. She'll take you through the process of research and straight into the birdcage, as she searches for a little Eco-Stability in her environmental journey. This weeks, "Energy Corner," features another environmental balancing act - Topping the multi-ton HVAC Liebert Industrial Chiller in phase 2 of COD's Building and Energy Systems Professionals. Tracy will be there along with Professor Ramiro Galicia. Energy inside and Ecological stewardship outside.... She is covering all the eco innovation she can in 30 minutes!
Episode 14: Solar Joe's Master Class & In the Trenches w/COD's ESP team
This episode of "greenTHINK" features a highly anticipated second interview with Joe Wachsmuth, COD's renewable energy educator and solar promoter extraordinaire. Together we will explore solar energy's strengths, innovations, and challenges - and be prepared to experience an actual industrial strength HVAC unit's install working with the building and energy systems team - exclusively at College of the Desert and Exclusively yours, here on "greenTHINK" !
Episode 13: Green Sports Volume 2
Tracy continues her conversation with Lew Blaustein on the Excitement and Events surrounding the Green Sports Industry. Lew Blaustein - a member of the Green Sports Alliance and author of "Writing at the Intersection of Green and Sports" - is a veteran of Sports Journalism and a promoter of the Eco-Innovation Green Sports events that inspires sports leagues and millions of fans to embrace: renewable energy, recycling, water efficiency, species preservation, and other environmentally preferable practices.
Episode 12: #Green4ALL and greensportsblog.com
Tracy continues her conversation with Vien Truong, DIRECTOR of Oakland CA based #Green4ALL – she’s a successful advocate for equitable climate change policy, we’ll hear about her successes in creating a Green Jobs Training program that complements the burgeoning Green Jobs market. The second half features Lew Blaustein – Green journalist and creator of “Writing at the Intersection of Green and Sports” at greensportsblog.com. Lew will introduce “greenTHINK” listeners to the overwhelming influx of Professional and collegiate Sports into Green Industry and just how Green Sports transforms venues and impacts 70+ million fans!
Episode 11 | Rebuilding America: East Coast/West Coast Stories Part II
On this episode Tracy continues her conversation with Majora Carter, leading urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, and Vien Truong, one of America's foremost policy experts on building an Equitable Green Economy joins the greenTHINK dialogue.
Episode 10 | Rebuilding America: East Coast/West Coast Stories
On this Episode: Portland Oregon's Eric Corey Freed, Award-winning architect, author, credited with establishing sustainable design curricula at the University of Cal Berkley takes greenTHINK's call to discuss "Community Disruption" as a means to rebuilding America. On the East Coast, Majora Carter, urban revitalization strategist, Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, MacArthur Genius Fellow, president and co-founder of @StartupBoxSBX, joins greenTHINK to discuss building resilience and self-sufficiency into historic urban centers.