Issues of the Environment

Every Wednesday morning at 6:50 a.m. and 8:50 a.m., Washtenaw County Public Works and the Office of the Water Resources Commissioner introduces a special guest speaker on the "Issues of the Environment" Radio Show, hosted by David Fair on WEMU (89.1 FM). Tune in each week to hear about environmental issues, programs and news impacting our community!

"Issues of the Environment" has been named Best Mini-Documentary or Series by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters!

Join Us

We are always looking for guest speakers to talk about projects and environmental issues relevant to the residents of Washtenaw County. Please contact Mary Lapp if you have ideas for upcoming shows!

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  2. 2020
  3. 2019
  4. 2018
  5. 2017
Date Title
10/06/21 Monarch Butterfly Population Declines Because Of Human Actions
09/29/21 Enhancing Non-Motorized Transportation In Washtenaw County
09/22/21 Washtenaw County Advancing Climate Action Plan
09/15/21 'Trash Talk Tour' Seeks To Inspire Zero Waste Culture In Ann Arbor
08/25/21 New Study Links Common Herbicide To Risk Of Premature Birth
08/18/21 State Rep. From Ann Arbor Aims To Ban Toxic Chemicals From Food Packaging
08/11/21 Ann Arbor To Consider Climate Tax To Reach A2Zero Goals
08/04/21 Making Environmental Justice A Policy Priority In Washtenaw County
07/28/21 Does Michigan Need A Statewide Code For Septic Systems?
07/14/21 Washtenaw Community College Joins With DTE To Achieve Carbon Neutrality
07/07/21 Addressing Energy Poverty And Finding Sustainable Solutions
06/30/21 Audit Of Recycling In Parts Of Washtenaw County Now Underway
06/16/21 Setting Priorities For Natural Resources In Washtenaw County
06/09/21 Washtenaw County And SE Michigan See Explosion In Tick Population
06/02/21 UM Study Shows Our Roads Threaten Bee Movement And Pollination
05/26/21 New Study Finds PFAS In Commonly Used Fertilizers
05/19/21 Ann Arbor's JOOB Activewear Sets Pace For Fashion Sustainability
05/12/21 Progressive Effort To Remove Harmful Chemicals From Consumer Products
05/05/21 Washtenaw County Parks Preserving Local History
04/28/21 The Cicadas Are Coming!
04/21/21 Ripples From The First Earth Day, 51 Years Ago In Ann Arbor
04/14/21 Protecting Pollinators During Outdoors Spring Clean-Up
04/07/21 A Carbon-Fee Plan To Address The Climate Crisis
03/31/21 Women's History Month-Janis Bobrin
03/24/21 Women's History Month-Donna Lasinski
03/17/21 Women's History Month-The Life And Legacy Of Mary Beth Doyle
03/10/21 Women's History Month-Michelle Deatrick discusses Washtenaw County Climate Council
03/03/21 Paying Tribute To The Women of the Huron River Watershed Council
02/24/21 Building Bridges To End Environmental Racism
02/17/21 Commemorating 30 Years Of The Environmental Justice Movement
02/10/21 'Green Door Initiative' Working For Racial And Environmental Justice
02/03/21 The Energy Future In Michigan Looks Bright...And Renewable
01/27/21 Recycle Ann Arbor Moves Closer To Reopening Materials Recovery Facility
01/20/21 Biden Administration To Better Address Climate Crisis
01/06/21 La Nina And A Winter Weather Outlook For Washtenaw County And The Region

Issues Of The Environment: Celebrating 25 Years Of Bringing Environmental Information To You  By JAN 1, 2020

Every week, for a quarter of a century now, WEMU’s David Fair has delivered "Issues of the Environment," which has brought information involving our community’s environmental health.  He has welcomed numerous guests to discuss matters, such as managing food waste, monitoring climate change, and fighting hazardous chemicals like PFAS.  This week, David welcomes Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner Evan Pratt for a look back at 25 years of "Issues of the Environment."’