Saturday June 21, 2014 is the first day of summer; the season for play-time, vacations and - if you can take the heat - enjoying the great outdoors.
Back in April, we set up our recording booth at the Earth Day Festival in downtown Baton Rouge and we heard from people about their love for the environment.
They told us about things like growing up with recycling parents and watching the Louisiana coastline recede when we asked a simple question: Land, Air, Water, Wildlife - Why does it matter to you?
That was Freda Yarborough Dunne, Bob Williamson, Lindsey Short, Ramesh Subramanian, Amy Canada, Marifer Manns, Antoine Mitchell, Kyle Hymell, and kids Ethan Ferguson and Christa Bartholomew.
They stepped into the WRKF Recording Booth at the Earth Day Festival in April to tell us why the environment matters.
Look for the WRKF Recording Booth at events near you in the year to come.
WRKF set up its Recording Booth at the Louisiana Smart Growth Summit, put on by the Center for Planning Excellence at the Shaw Center back in November.
People at the summit — planners, landscape architects, public officials, environmentalists — were asked a simple question: What does “smart growth” look like in Baton Rouge?
The answers could almost be a set of new year’s resolutions for the city...