What if going green were as easy as listening to the radio?
Now or Never is a radio program on all things environmental that concern you: from environmental health, energy efficiency, and the immediate effects of climate change to clean technologies, financing the green economy, and city, state and federal policy.
We’ve answered the following questions on your behalf : Which old buildings are the best candidates for greening and how to do it? Is driving electric worth your while? What’s hydrofracking and do we need it for energy independence? Are the fish we like eat endangered? Does the term “biodegradable” on plastics really let us off the hook? Who’s greener, Google or Microsoft? What can an ESCO do for me?
Now or Never talks with scientists, diplomats, fuel cell developers, sustainability executives, city officials, ornithologists, journalists, solar panel installers, investors, environmental lawyers, superintendents, trade associations, and watchdogs to answer your questions, crystallize what’s at stake and equip you to—with any luck—save the planet.
Now or Never is produced by Block Productions, Inc.
Sarah Bacon, Co-Founder, Co-Producer & Co-Host
Sarah Bacon is a D.C. native, an artworld deserter, and a serial connector. She was chief media strategist for Creative Time, the derring-do public art presenter behind the likes of Tribute in Light, the memorial to 9/11, and “Waiting for Godot” in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward. She opened the Bunker Museum of Contemporary Art with artist Cai Guo-Qiang on a former cold war military base in the Taiwanese Strait, which lured 800,000 visitors its inaugural year. She co-founded the SweetArt Katrina Fund, which raised $300,000 to administer grants to Gulf Coast artists for basic living needs, and was honored by the Contemporary Arts Center for her contribution to the City of New Orleans. From 2006-2009, Sarah designed campaigns for environmental, humanitarian and cultural groups at Fenton, the national social change communications shop; she worked this past summer on flood resilience for New York City’s Department of City Planning and is trained in Education for Sustainability by the Cloud Institute. Sarah finished her masters in Sustainability Management at Columbia University’s Earth Institute in December 2011, for which her thesis was a sustainability assessment of a 1924, 144,000 square foot public middle and high school in the heart of New York’s East Village.
Sarah is on the board of Refugees International, the world’s most powerful advocate for the displaced, where she works to advance its Center for the Study of Climate Displacement and expand its New York base. She lives in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.