TV Show - The Green Room

The Green Room is a collaboration between the City of Ann Arbor’s Community Television Network (CTN), Washtenaw County Public Works and the Office of the Water Resources Commissioner. The airing of each new episode begins on the second Tuesday of the month on Channel 16, and continues throughout the month.  You can check a2gov.org/ctn, and click on Program Guide for the full line up. 

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Production

The show is produced by Barbara Lucas and Tim Nagae. Through her work with the County, Barbara also co-produces a monthly Green Room radio show with WEMU 89.1FM.

Shows

Below are the shows that have aired in chronological order. 

2020 TV Shows

In this segment, we continue our conversation with Michael Garfield, executive director of the Ecology Center, which turned fifty in 2020. We discuss the past five decades of environmental activism in Michigan, as seen through the lens of the Ecology Center’s growth.

Michael Garfield is executive director of the Ecology Center.  The Center was founded in 1970, a result of the first Earth Day Teach-In, held in Ann Arbor.  Michael discusses these past five decades of environmental activism in Michigan, as seen through the lens of the Ecology Center’s growth.

  • October 13, 2020 (94) - Issues of the Environment - a 25-Year Collaboration with Washtenaw County

Mary Mathias Lappe discusses her work as content liaison for the WEMU News weekly radio program called “Issues of the Environment,” a collaboration with Washtenaw County.  This award-winning program, hosted by David Fair, has been running for over 25 years.

Theo Eggermont, Washtenaw County Public Works Director, discusses the new Washtenaw Regional Resource Management Authority.

Rebecca Esselman, executive director of the Huron River Watershed Council, discusses microplastic pollution in our waterways.

For more information on microplastics - visit the Huron River Watershed Council’s page: https://www.hrwc.org/our-watershed/threats/microplastics-pollution/ 

Remy Long, Manager of the City of Ann Arbor’s Greenbelt Program, discusses the preservation of agricultural land and open space in the Ann Arbor area.

Marc Williams of Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority discusses current challenges and opportunities in the recycling world.

Craig Stephan discusses impacts to Michigan from climate change.

Green Room this month features Missy Stults who is the Sustainability and Innovations Manager for the City of Ann Arbor.  Dr. Stults discusses the city’s A2 Zero campaign, which aims for community-wide carbon-neutrality by 2030.

Kris Olsson discusses the science of extreme weather.  Kris is a watershed ecologist with the Huron River Watershed Council who volunteers with the Climate Reality Project and the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, giving presentations on this topic.

Steven Kolk, an insurance actuary, discusses the financial repercussions of climate change and how the insurance industry is being affected.

  1. 2019
  2. 2018
  3. 2017
  4. 2016
  5. 2015
  6. 2014
  7. 2013
  8. 2012
  9. 2011
  10. 2010

2019 TV Shows

Timothy Arvan, University of Michigan student delegate to the 2018 Conference of Parties in Katowice, Poland talks about the conference and what he learned and discussed there. 

  • July 5, 2019 (84)- Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (TV)                                          

Marlotte DeJong discusses the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which she attended in Poland last December.

  • June 7, 2019 (83)- Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (TV)                                          

Timothy Arvan, University of Michigan student delegate to the 2018 Conference of Parties in Katowice, Poland.  Timothy discusses carbon pricing, a proposal to help bring down greenhouse gas emissions by making fossil fuels more costly than cleaner forms of energy.

  • May 15, 2019 (82)- Recycling Challenges & Opportunities (TV)                                          

Marc Williams of the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority discusses challenges and opportunities in the world of recycling.

  • April 9, 2019 (81)- Environmental Programs - A Retrospective (TV)                                       

Matt Naud, former City of Ann Arbor Environmental Coordinator, discusses some of the many environmental programs he has been involved with over the years.

PFAS:  Brian Stieglitz, Water Treatment Manager for the City of Ann Arbor, discusses Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of man-made chemicals that is emerging as a problem not only in the Huron River but worldwide.