For our show on July 4th, we bring you the most recent Climate Hour episode produced by Bob Grove.

The clothing you are wearing right now has a surprisingly large impact on our environment and climate systems. The fashion industry is responsible for 8.1% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Today’s combination of petroleum-based textiles and cheap, abusive labor practices has given rise to what is called Fast Fashion, an industry of poorly-made, throw-away clothing, that in turn has led to a massive environmental deluge of micropollutants and overflowing landfills.

Host, Bob Grove, and guests from the U.S., Chile and Columbia discuss the International Sustainable Fashion Movement.

Guests include:

Francisca Gajardo, Sustainable Fashion Designer and Creator of the upcycling brand Y.A.N.G.

Carolina Gaitan Montoya, Founder, La Cortisana

Eileen Bobowski, Executive Director, The Sewing Labs

Laura Treas, Founder, Fashion Tech KC

Beth Sarver, President, KC Restoration School       and

Diego Sandoval, Program Officer, International Research and Exchanges Board

You’ve heard of walking the talk?  Lying in the bed you made? How about showing your support of our planet with the shirt on your back?

KKFI is supported by our listeners, local businesses and organizations that share our mission.  We at EcoRadio KC are glad to encourage awareness and protection of our world.  Our goal is to assure our listeners are aware of how we can create a sustainable present for a sustainable future!

This will be a great radio hour!

We hope you can tune in!

George Carlin said “we (meaning people in general) are arrogant to think we (usually meaning they) are a threat to the planet. This planet put up with dinosaurs for 165 million years then waited another 65 million before putting up with people. Do any of you think people, humans, can last 165 million years?”

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