Harvest’s Launches First Three “Organic Connections” Videos
May 22, 2012
Three weeks ago, Harvest launched its thought leadership video series titled, “Organic Connections.” Viewers have tuned in to see fresh perspectives on North America’s shifting relationship with organic materials. From apple cores to compost, pizza crusts to power, and farms to forks, this series connects ideas and knowledge from experts in a variety of interlocking fields including: organics recycling; renewable energy; soil; clean technology; health; food systems; nutrients; community; resiliency; policy; farming; sustainability; compost; zero waste and more. Learn more about our first three stellar interviewees below:
Jonathan Bloom: Author, American Wasteland
Jonathan Bloom is the leading expert on food waste. In this interview he explores the environmental, ethical, and economic implications of food waste, and recommends a better path: anaerobic digestion and composting. Full of juicy statistics and sage advice, Jonathan provides an insight to our society’s organic waste equation. Learn more: http://www.wastedfood.com/.
Carol Browner: Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, Former Director White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy
Carol Browner served as Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2011. Browner previously served as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton administration from 1993 to 2001. A seasoned veteran of policy, energy and politics – she’s known to some as the “Energy Czar” – Browner, who serves on Harvest’s Strategic Board of Advisors, shares some of her thoughts around:
• Federal Policy with regard to renewable energy, anaerobic digestion, and biogas
• Challenges and opportunities for organic diversion policies
• Trends in awareness around sustainability and climate change
• The future of Federal renewable energy policy
David William House: Author, The Complete Biogas Handbook
David William House is the author of the Biogas Handbook: a “compendium of the art and science of using anything once alive to produce a burnable gas for powering light, automobiles, ovens, tractors, water heaters, furnaces and various contraptions.” It is informative, thorough, thoughtful, quirky, and chock full of information about biogas. In this interview David explores the concept of “sustainagility,” the untapped potential of biogas, how all forms of energy are sunlight once or twice removed, and presents a vision for future energy policies that embrace biogas as part of a renewable energy portfolio.