Turn the Tide

Turn the Tide

with Laren Leland

Turn the Tide hopes to inspire listeners to engage in environmental betterment. Topics include conservation, green living, social justice, and activism. Turn the Tide suggests that we ask ourselves everyday: what can I do to contribute to positive change?

Leland is an artist, native bee conservationist, aspiring farmer, and real estate broker. She lives and dreams on Yachats River Road at Blossomwood Farmstead – bee sanctuary and permaculture.  Leland also volunteers with the Pollinator Restoration Project and 350.org. To find out more about her work, please visit Leland at Advantage Real Estate.

Most recent show (airs Dec 13th, 2017 at 12:30pm):

Interview with Dr. Tom Kerns on the Declaration on Human Rights and Climate Change and Leland reads her written piece, “How to be an environmentalist.”

Dr. Kerns is author of Environmentally Induced Illnesses: Ethics, Risk Assessment and Human Rights (McFarland, 2001). He has lectured at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva on human rights issues in HIV vaccine research, and he has served as commissioner on the New Zealand People’s Inquiry into Aerial Pesticide Sprays Over Auckland (2006). Tom also serves as a Board member of Beyond Toxics, and of Concerned Citizens for Clean Air. He is on the Steering Group for the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on the Human Rights Impacts of Fracking and is a member of the Drafting Group for the Declaration on Human Rights and Climate Change.

Mentioned in the interview: Our Children’s Trust, Eugene

*content note Newport’s 350.org usually meets the first Sunday of each month, but please check the web site for updated information in case of changes. Next meeting: December 10th at 1pm, South Beach Community Center, Newport.

Please listen below, or follow this link for a written transcription.