Balloons Not So Much Of A Party To Environmentalists, Write A Will To Secure The Future

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Luke Hayter (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

We use balloons for many of our celebrations, but after letting go of that helium we don’t think much about its final destination. We talk with an environmental expert about the consequences involved with where those balloons end up. We also discuss how and when to write a will to prepare for your passing.

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Episode Credits

  • Carrie Kaufman Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • Yessenia Funes Guest
  • Melinda Gustafson Gervasi Guest
  • Michael Dieringer Technical Director