Zack Pistora, State Lobbyist for Sierra Club – KS Chapter, returns to discuss current environmental issues

Zack Pistora represents the Sierra Club and Kansans on issues such as water conservation, hydraulic fracturing, energy efficiency, clean energy and other environmental topics which are addressed by the Kansas Legislature in Topeka, KS. Zack will give us a look at what we can expect from our electorate as the Kansas Legislative Session wraps up their 2018 session. Host Richard Mabion will assure Zack tells us all.

Calendar of Events for the week of 9/17/18:

9/17/18 Backyard Composting Class
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm free at the Solid Waste Administrative Building, 320 N.E. Industrial Lane, Lawrence KS. To enroll, sign up online at Compost 101 Class. For more information, email or call 785-832-3032.

9/22/18 Shoal Creek Stream Party Saturday, 9am-1pm Learn about streams at Happy Rock Park, 7600 NE Antioch Rd, Kansas City, MO 64119. Come out and join the fun. Lunch will be served.
info – 816-812-5166

9/18/18 9:00 am – 11:00 am Take a hike through the woods to harvest Missouri wild edibles and then learn how to prepare them at the Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center.
This free, two-hour Workshop includes an optional hike and a class. The class is designed for participants age 18 and older and will be held from 9 – 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 18 at the nature center, 1401 NW Park Rd, Blue Springs, MO. Registration is required at Missouri Department of Conservation.

9/22/18 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Monarch tagging in Lawrence will be at Baker Wetlands Discovery Center, 1365 N 1250 Rd Lawrence, KS 66046
Once again, Monarch Watch, the Jayhawk Audubon Society, and the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center are sponsoring Monarch butterfly tagging for the public. There is no charge to participants and no experience is necessary – so bring yourself, your kids (all ages), your friends, and your neighbors! If you have a net, bring that too.

Environmental programs on KKFI this week include:
“Country Life Isn’t What It Used to Be” with Terry Spence & Craig Volland
September 19, 2018 | 6:00 pm on All Souls Forum
Terry Spence and Craig Volland will explain how Big AG’s political power increasingly threatens rural landowners’ quality of life and property values. It’s the environmental injustice nobody talks about. Terry is with the Socially Responsible Agriculture project and farms in northwest Missouri. Craig is Chair of the Agriculture Committee of the Kansas Sierra Club.

“Iowa Landowners Sue Dakota Access Pipeline”
September 20, 2018 | 12:00 pm on Sprouts
In 2016, three Iowa farmers, Keith Putenney, Arlene Bates, and Lavern Johnson, were forced to surrender their land through eminent domain to be used for the Dakota Access pipeline. They relate how the installation of the pipeline has affected their land, and in turn how it has affected their livelihood.

“Kids’ Climate Lawsuit”
September 22, 2018 | 2:30 pm on WINGS
Twenty-one young plaintiffs are alleging the United States knew since the 1950s that a horrendous climate disaster would be in store from fossil fuel energy and caved to industry, not to implement policies that could avert that.