"The Human Population Explosion and Biodiversity"

 Dave Foreman - Rewilding Institute

"Around the Campfire" ~ Issue Four~

Dave Foreman, the "Godfather" of EcoAction shares his thoughts on the shortcomings of the some of the solutions being proposed to deal with overpopulation by allies in the conservation and environmental communities. Dave has some direct advice and a few warnings.

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We Can Change the World: 

Lester Brown, Director of the Earth Policy Institute, has a plan that can change the world. It's called "Plan B 2.0."

We talk with Janet Larsen Director of Research Earth Policy Institute about the significance of this dramatic strategy to face our future.

Let's talk about 2008

Sidney Wildesmith

Host: Wild Side News

Another View of Wilderness. George Nickas: Executive Director, Wilderness Watch. (In 2 parts) As the legislative session ends prior to the Fall elections, a number of Wilderness Bills may be introduced. But a recent declaration by 80 environmental groups is rallying to put these new designations on hold. What's behind the debate. We find out in the in-depth interview that presents another side to the future of wilderness.


Sundance Channel Green. Laura Michalchyshyn, Executive VP, Programming and Marketing. The Sundance Channel. 

It's coming in early 2007, a regular primetime block of programming about our earth, sustainability, and nature with direction from one of Earth's preeminent friends, Robert Redford. 

Get the scoop on this great mainstream media advance. 


Robert Kennedy, Jr. provides a most compelling talk about nature, people and power. His talk is 38 minutes long, and packed with great wisdom. 

 "Campaign for America's Future"  

We hear from actor and activist Robert Redford about his commitment and vision of hope for our future, and Leo Gerard, President of the United Steel Workers Union, about the union's long-standing commitment to doing the right thing, for themselves, for their communities, for the earth and the future.

  SouthWings. Taylor Barnhill Executive Director, talks about the volunteer group of private pilots who donate their spirit and do the right thing by taking scientists, politicos, media and activists of all stripes into the air for a bird's-eye view of the massive disturbances being wrought by various industries.

Doug Scott  talks to us from the clearing on the Mountain.One of America's preeminent wilderness historians and advocates has invited us all to join him for a very personal history of the American Wilderness movement as we all take a walk to the clearing in the mountains.If you want to really understand how the American Wilderness emerged, its early champions, its mission and now its future, this is your chance. 

Join us on the mountain.


Rick Johnson Executive Director

Idaho Conservation League

New alliances have come together to add 300,000 acres to the Idaho  Wilderness. The last wilderness in Idaho was added over 20 years ago. Citizens from diverse interests are finding a new common ground in working together to create wilderness in their states. Idaho is a terrific success story. Rick Johnson tells us why. 


Sally Ottoson Owner / Vintner

PACIFICStar Winery

Sally talks about her deep family roots in this area, and the natural wilderness ethic that grew from a life in which wilderness values predominated. Now, she is about to see the "Lost Coast"  designated as Wilderness as part of the North Coast Wilderness Heritage Act, thanks to her efforts and an amazing collaboration among citizen activists.

Adam Shapiro, Co-Producer of "Darfur Diaries," discusses the legacy of Darfur, and what brought him to the point of traveling to Darfur with Aisha Bain and Jen Marlowe, who became the co-producers of "Darfur Diaries." (hour long show in 3 parts)

  Michael Jasny, NRDC. This week, over 400 dolphins were found stranded, dead and dying on the coast of Tanzania. Many are speculating that this may be yet another disaster to the oceans' creatures resulting from the catastrophic sounds of submarine underwater sonar. This is just one of the many sonic assaults on the living ocean, struggling now to survive.

Fossil Fools Day. Billy Parrish, Say what you will about whether Americans are beginning to wake up about the need to change our ways, campuses are a world of their own, and it's a promising sense of awareness that is uniting their actions around the country. 


Katrina update. Daryl Malek-Wiley, Sierra Club . . . Reporting from New Orleans. Daryl Malek-Wiley has been with the Sierra Club for years, working from the New Orleans and Baton Rouge offices. Daryl gave us a field report within days of the Katrina disaster, focusing on the flooding, the contamination and the outlook at that time. He returned, after months away, to check out what was happening in his neighborhood. Since he's been back, he has focused his expertise on two neighborhoods dramatically impacted by the storm. 


Surfrider Foundation. Jim Moriarty, Executive Director

 We talk with Jim Moriarty about Surfrider, and the waves and beaches he plans to serve.

  Jack Sterne: believes that a very important key to the future of our oceans is helping to identify and support "Ocean Champions."

Top 10 Endangered Rivers.  Melissa Samet, Senior Director of Water Resources. Ameican


Environmental Protection Agency? 

John Walke, Clean Air Director. NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council.) What's happening at the EPA these days seems to be just business as usual, as secret agendas give away the long-fought for policies that were created to protect us.  What does EPA stand for these days?

  The Farley Mowat Takes Direct Action with Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

The National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska with John Schoen: Senior Scientist


Sand Mountain Blue Butterfly 

vs the OHV  

with Karen Schambach, 

of California PEER

  Something's Coming: Host Sidney Wildesmith discusses the changes that America is being forced to make, and the opportunities and responsibilities this creates following Katrina.
  A Call to ACTION: Blake Olson, Rainforest Action Network talks about the "GREEN RIBBON CAMPAIGN" to save America's old growth forests. 
  Sierra Club Summit (part 1): Greg Casini , Board member of the Sierra Club, talks about this historic event held in San Francisco. 
  Sierra Club Summit (part 2): Greg Casini , Board member of the Sierra Club, talks about this historic event held in San Francisco. 
  National Energy Bill:  Jeff Rickert of the Apollo Alliance 
  Messing with the Endangered Species Act:  Host Sidney Wildesmith on Senator Pombo's attempts to disempower the EIA. 

A State of the World Report:  

Host Sidney Wildesmith 

  America's New Energy Bill: Jim DePeso, Republicans for Environmental Protection (REP)

The Offshore Energy Survey: Lisa Speer of the NRDC discusses plans to survey the entire coastal areas for future energy development, although that's not what they claim.
  National Energy Bill Update: Host Sidney Wildesmith discusses the US's National Energy Bill.
  An Open Letter to President Bush: Host Sidney Wildesmith invites the President to take a lead. Time is running out.
  Living the Solar Life: Rob Wilder of the Wilderhill Index talks about living in his solar home. 
  Roads in Forest Lands: Michael Francis of the Wilderness Society and Mike Leahy of Defenders of Wildlife.

Add Your Voice to the Wild Side News
  Volunteering in National Parks: Joy Pietschman
  Re-Energize America: Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn
  The Apollo Alliance: Bracken Hendricks and leaders from unions, American Indian Dribes, high tech firms, inner-city youth organizations talk about Appollo's significance
  Rare & Pride Campaigns: Paul Butler, Meghan Hill, Morne Farmer.

"Is Environmentalism Dead?

 9 environmental leaders weigh in on this historic debate.

  Churches and the Environment: Episcopal Minister Sally Bingham

"State of the Oceans Report": Dr. Charles Kennel:  Director: Scripps Institution of Oceanography


Election 2004 Paul Ehrlich, Chip Ward & Dan Figer

Terry Tempest Williams: "The Open Space of Democracy" 

Jane Goodall: Address to Children of the World
  with  Ted Danson
  Environmentalism in the New  Conservative America (3 parts) Sidney Wildesmith
  Investing in Our World Sidney Wildesmith
  Victory on Montana's Front Range Gloria Flora
Americans for Wilderness Doug Scott
    Earth Day 2004

Kids from around the world: Advice to all!

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)