New on A Healthier Charlotte: Environmental Health in the Queen City
Posted on 14 Feb 2012 by Bobby DeMuro
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This week on A Healthier Charlotte, we explore the environment. From green companies and products, to global warming, to conservation, we all know a lot about the environment, but what does that mean for Charlotte?
Our guest panel discusses water rights, air pollution, politicizing the environment, and where we’re headed in the future as far as conservation and environmental awareness in the Queen City.
Meet our two-part panel:
Rick Gaskins, Executive Director, Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation
A former environmental lawyer, Rick Gaskins is the Executive Director of the Charlotte-based Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, a non-profit organization on a mission to protect and conserve the Catawba River and its tributaries.
Benne Hutson, McGuire Woods
An environmental attorney and partner at McGuire Woods with more than 30 years of experience regarding environmental Law, Benne focuses on hazardous waste management, water rights, brownfields, and virtually every other area of environmental law impacting Charlotte.
Jessica Braswell, PhD, Queens University of Charlotte
Dr. Braswell is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences at Queens University of Charlotte, focusing on conservation biology and ecology.
Graham Bullock, PhD, Davidson College
Dr. Bullock is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies at Davidson College, where he focuses on product eco-labels, corporate sustainability ratings, and other forms of information-based environmental governance.
What About You?
Do you think about the impact you have on the environment locally? What’s your take on how we are conserving the environment around Charlotte?