Today's conversation tackles the thorny issue of plastic pollution and looks at future opportunities for transforming our world. We speak with University of Washington Tacoma plastics researcher Julie Masura, as well as Amy Kovacs from Sound Experience, and Caitlyn McFarland, a University of Washington Tacoma undergraduate environmental researcher and Sound Experience educator. Recorded on March 17, 2020.
A health care expert, an urban ecologist and a social scientist unpack our perceptions of the urban environment. Robin Evans-Agnew speaks with fellow University of Washington Tacoma professors Christopher Schell and Tom Koontz about the thinking behind the Voices Unbound project. Recorded on March 4, 2020.
Robin, Alexandra and Sonja talk about the Voices Unbound project, how it developed and what people really mean when they talk about the environment. The podcast team asked residents of Tacoma and the South Sound a simple, but charged question: "What environmental challenges are most important to you?" The answers to that question drive this episode in sometimes unexpected directions, from the impacts of being homeless to air quality to the policy implications of picking up after your dog. This is the first episode in the Voices Unbound series. Recorded on February 26, 2020.