Our Remote Podcasts offer relevant and insightful conversations around a variety of topics, from the science of Climate, to fighting fire with fire–the land management practices of indigenous cultures. We seek to identify new leadership voices, and extend the connections enjoyed through the Greenbelt Society to the larger CUNY/Hunter community, and to the public.
Alaska’s Pebble Mine Gold Rush Raises Specter of Arctic Improprieties for Congressional Investigation.
Robert Lundahl’s Podcast, “Nature’s Touch” explores the issues through the eyes of the Bristol Bay’s 1.5 Billion-Dollar fishery, some say is threatened. Visit us November 25.
Robert Lundahl did not have unlimited time on his office cubicle parking meter. Mr. Lundahl, a corporate communications expert turned ethnographer, sees the world differently.
Join Radio Host Robin Carneen, with Guest Host, Filmmaker Robert Lundahl, introducing Natures Touch: Climate Change is Here.
As Senior Producer with The National Geographic Society, Scott Ressler is responsible for all of Pristine Seas’ production and leads the media team. He’s worked with Enric Sala and Pristine Seas for over 6 years, and National Geographic for over a decade. He has filmed and produced documentaries for multiple expeditions, in addition to creating policy videos and graphics spanning all of Pristine Seas’ interests. Ressler also produced and directed The Last Ice, Pristine Seas’ first feature-length film premiering in 2020.
Dr. Enric Sala
A former university professor who saw himself writing the obituary of ocean life, Dr. Enric Sala quit academia to become a full-time conservationist as a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. He founded and leads Pristine Seas, a project that combines exploration, research, and media to inspire country leaders to protect the last wild places in the ocean. To date, Pristine Seas has helped to create 22 of the largest marine reserves on the planet, c… Full Bio
Developer of mycoremediation technologies since the 1990s. Mr. Sprouse has worked as a consultant to Battelle’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Sequim, Washington. His work assisted projects aimed towards remediation of petroleum hydrocarbons, biological agents, pathogen degradation, and biofiltration of agricultural runoff
Howard has worked for the Department of Botany, University of Washington, conducting fungal ecology research in Olympic National Park and is a well known lecturer on the subject throughout the Pacific West and Alaska. He is working with Intrinsyx Technologies at the NASA-Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California.
In Kotlik, effects of rising waters and melting permafrost can be seen between the old boardwalk and its new replacement elevated above the flooding tundra.
Natalie Monterrosa (Above), is a graduate, teacher and aspiring marine scientist from New York City with a B.S in Sustainability and M.A. in Earth in Environmental Science. Her interests are in Physical Oceanography particularly in ocean heat, ice, and marine heatwaves, marine conservation, and science education. She is also a current Member of the Greenbelt Society.
Enrique Lanz Oca Ph. D. (Below), teaches geography at Hunter College and Pratt Institute in New York City. He received his Ph.D. in Geography from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2013. His dissertation investigates the social, political, and ecological foundations of the Elwha Dam Removal Project (completed in 2013) in Washington state, the largest dam removal in history. He is currently expanding this project to include recent dam removal projects around the globe, and the influence of climate change on dam infrastructure. Lanz Oca’s broader research interests include river restorations, energy resource conflicts, energy landscapes, and traditional irrigation communities.
A sled is prepared for winter travel, when sea ice forms a hard surface that allows for movement.
Villagers in Quinhagak rely on subsistence hunting, fishing, and gathering practices that supplement a low per capita income from paid employment. Its an existence and economy that has become tenuous and treacherous due to melting permafrost and sea ice.
Robin Carneen started her multi-media career in 2001, in Philo, CA hosting a one hour, monthly Native American public affairs radio show called Metate on KZYX & Z.
In 2004, Robin Carneen moved from Northern, California ( her home state) and became an enrolled member of the Swinomish Tribal Community, located along the beautiful Puget Sound, near La Conner, WA.
She continued with her work as a Native American radio host and producer with a new one hour show, called NAMAPAHH FIRST PEOPLE’S RADIO that was on Thursdays and Sundays at KSVR; as well as an online radio show at: http://namapahhmultimedia.blogspot.com/
Her work and influence in multi-media can also be found in various films, publications, newspapers.
She choose this path to help give voice and raise awareness of Indigenous issues, culture, and concerns, as well as environmental issues that often go hand and hand.
She hopes the foundation she has helped lay, will be built upon and carried forth by others, especially the next generation.
Currently Robin Carneen is a judge for the Annual Hibulb Cultural Center film festival in Tulalip WA. As far as media, she is focusing her main environmental concerns on Climate change and Global warming and is teaming up with others to advocate for action to help bring attention to the expedited and alarming impact it is having not only on Indigenous people, but everyone on Mother Earth.
Mike Macy, CST, LMT, MA has been interested in healing since he was 12 when he was sent to Cape Cod to help an inconsolable cousin. Within the week, she was smiling again.
A car accident in 1987 drove him to acupressure and therapeutic bodywork. For 25 years, Mike was one of Alaska’s most highly-trained CranioSacral and Visceral Manipulation practitioners and has been a Teaching Assistant for Upledger Cranial classes since 1996.
At the United States Air Force hospital in Anchorage, he helped many pain patients who’d just about lost hope return to active duty.
Mike has a Masters degree in English Literature and taught English at the University of Alaska-Southeast. His articles have been published in Alaska Geographic, the Anchorage Daily News, the San Francisco Chronicle, SIERRA, SURFER, and The Living Wilderness. He was a major contributor to America’s Spectacular National Parks and wrote Alaska: The Land, The People, The Cities. Mike wrote a column on manual therapy in Alaska Wellness magazine for five years and gives public talks about it frequently. All these experiences account for his ability to clearly and succinctly describe the body’s mechanical workings and needs.
Dave Skinner has spent most of his life on the Olympic Peninsula backpacking, climbing peaks, working on trails and doing glacier research for the University of Washington.
(Mt. Olympus Aerial Photo : Lundahl)
Robert Lundahl is a Bauhaus educated STE[A]M leadership advisor to universities, think tanks and companies. Mr. Lundahl is an Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker and communications strategist. 415.205.3481, http://linkedin.com/in/robertlundahl