Sunday, June 22, 2008

About the Little Green People Show:

Twenty years ago, a couple of friends had what then seemed like a far-fetched idea: Why not start a radio or television show on sustainable living, a forum in which a pair of “Eco Chicks” might share with the public some hard-won lessons on trying to live green. But air time and studio equipment were expensive and so the idea went dormant. Time passed. And then, all at once, technology changed, it got a lot easier to create and distribute original media content, and the two (now older) friends came together at the Notebaert Nature Museum, still thinking about that old idea.

The result: The Little Green People Show, a weekly half-hour (or so) podcast on sustainable living in the big city.

Hosted by two of Chicago's most respected environmental voices--Laurene von Klan and Jill Riddell--each episode answers listener questions, offers expert advice, and delivers commentary on all the opportunities and challenges faced by the average urban dweller trying to go green.

About the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum:

For 150 years, the The Chicago Academy of Sciences has been inspiring people to learn about and care for nature and the environment, a tradition that, since 1999, has been shared by the Academy's Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

Together, the Academy and the Museum improve the quality of life in Chicago and beyond by delivering superior environmental and science education to students and teachers, by offering exhibits and public programs that foster green living, and by restoring local ecosystems through collections and research.

Today the Museum’s programs and exhibits, including its world-class Judy Istock Butterfly Haven, annually serve some 2,000 teachers, 400 schools, and nearly 200,000 visitors.

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