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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Day to Day on NPR

Madeleine Brand on NPRs Day to Day did a cool little piece on the start of the whole no garbage thingy. It's still weird to hear myself on the radio (I was interviewed back in December for another piece) and it's always interesting to see how they cut things together. I talked to Eve Troeh (who interviewed me here at the house) for about an hour or so and they condensed it down into 2:45. It's a nice little interview and has gotten the word around a bit so that's a good thing. Only down side is that I sound like I've had WAY too much coffee and they cut out my show stopping finale, a little tap song and dance piece that pays homage to all of the Andrew Lloyd Weber shows in under 45 seconds. It's really quite nice.

dave

12 comments:

Scorby said...

Just heard you on NPR - you didn't sound like you had too much coffee, but then again, I have had too much coffee, so perhaps we're on the same wavelength.

Sorry the song and dance got cut... maybe Madeleine will give you the full recording and you could post it in it's entirety.

Best of luck - look forward to checking on you every day.

Dave said...

Thanks Scorby. Looking forward to hearing your feedback. I may be pushing forward with this but as far as I'm concerned, we're all in this together right?

dave

Diana said...

Hello! I heard about your project and your blog on NPR today. It will be cool to see what changes you're able to make. I'm always working to be as eco-conscious as possible, but I admire what you're doing by taking it to an extreme level. Good luck!

- Diana

Anonymous said...

I'm also a NPR listener, and I was fascinated by the piece. I'll be following you to see how you do: good luck. I saved all the plastic bags we used for one week this last year, and was amazed. It really gave my habits a shake-up. Seeing how you deal with so many kinds of waste will be educational. I'm hoping to get some good ideas.

Sabine

Nate said...

I also heard your story on NPR. I thought it would be an interesting adventure to follow your waste-free quest. Good luck.

Cari said...

Heard you on the radio. Looking forward to seeing your year unfold!

Leah said...

Hi Dave,
Just heard you on Day-to-Day as well. I have made you a "favorite" and will be checking in to see how you're doing. Once I read that you're even saving your recycling I was really intrigued... well I think that will prove to be quite a space challenge unless you smash it all up. As a fairly-ecoconscious Oregonian I recycle, compost, and reuse as much as I can, but I know that every two weeks my recycling container is pretty darn full... I can't imagine having all of that in my basement (well, especially considering that the house I rent doesn't have a basement)!

Best of luck!

Dave said...

Oregonian recyclers....awesome...please feel free to share any tips along the way as I know i'll need them. As for the recyclables, yeah, we'll see how that goes as it goes. They do take up a bit of space don't they?

James said...

Adam! It seems like everyone who leaves a comment is an NPR listener. I won't disappoint either. I heard your interview today on "Day to Day" while driving. I think its a pretty noble idea also. I do have a question about the 'worm compostor' though. About how many worms are in the worm composter? On the interview I heard you say that they consume about a pound of edible waste a day and I was wondering how many it takes to accomplish such a task.

I'll be checking in on you to see how the experiment is going.

Good luck again, and thanks for making the world a better place.

Anonymous said...

I'm excited you're doing this and hope to get tips along the way. I'm sure you've thought of it, but if not, purchase milk in glass bottles (Straus organic milk at Whole Foods and other natural food stores).

might I add...? said...

I heard you on NPR this afternoon, too. Very intriguing, I'm looking forward to hearing about your process.

Definitely check out the milk in glass bottles thing. The milk tastes better, stays colder/fresher, doesn't pick up the taste of the plastic or coated cardboard. And it is usually pretty local, so it cuts down on the transportation needed to bring the milk to you.

And think about buying food in bulk at a local co-op. You can bring your own containers, fill them there, and weigh them using a tare to subtract how much your empty container weighed. Easier than it sounds.

Hats off to you for raising our consciousness in this manner! And best of luck! I'll be checking in....

Joanne said...

Dave,

Didn't realize you were up to this! Talk about putting your money where your mouth is! Big kudos to your wife for going along. Best of luck, and I'll be careful what I bring to your house...