Newsmakers, July 12, 2012

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Luther College professor Jim Martin-Schramm and Tom Thompson of Gundersen Lutheran College discuss environmental sustainability practices. In part two we look at Sustainable La Crosse, and their efforts to save engergy and reduce waste.

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  • Practicing Sustainability

    While people around the country are increasingly discussing the importance of sustainability in their communities, some organizations around the Coulee Region are actually practicing what they preach. We talk with Luther College professor of religion Jim Martin-Schramm about the Decorah, Iowa college’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2030. Martin-Schramm specializes in environmental ethics and coordinates the college’s sustainability programs.

    We also visit with Tom Thompson, the Sustainability Coordinator for Gundersen Lutheran, in La Crosse, about the health system’s goal of being energy independent by 2014.

  • Sustainable La Crosse

    An update on Sustainable La Crosse – efforts by the City of La Crosse and La Crosse County’s to save energy and reduce waste. Our guests include Raintry Jean Salk, an assistant professor of sustainable management at Viterbo University; Amy Peterson, the City of La Crosse’s Planning and Economic Development Administrator; and Nick Nichols, the La Crosse County Ssutainability Coordinator.