Environmental podcast festival debuts in Colorado Springs

Local podcast collective invites the public to join the live audience, ask questions, and provide comments
By: Studio 809 LLC
 
 
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Oct. 2, 2019 - PRLog -- Are you concerned about the safety and quality of the water you drink, the food you eat, or the electricity you use? Area residents are invited to join the audience, ask questions, and offer comments at three environmental panel presentations October 19. Studio 809, the Pikes Peak region's community podcast collective, will record three episodes of the Peak Environment podcast in front of a live audience in the first Peak Environment Podfest, co-hosted by Studio 809 Podcasts and Stargazers Theatre & Event Center on October 19 from noon to 4.

Three expert panels will discuss:
Groundwater Contamination (firefighting foam)
Making Local Food Flourish
Energy Future of Colorado Springs


Colorado Senator Pete Lee will moderate the Groundwater Contamination panel. These panels are very timely, owing to:

1) Groundwater in the area of the U.S. Air Force Academy has recently been found to contain PFAS contaminants similar to the experience of the Fountain/Widefield/Security area.

2) Colorado Springs Utilities is developing a new Electric Integrated Resource Plan (EIRP) to guide the citizen-owned utility in its selection of electricity generation resources.

The panels will provide updated information on these issues.

Six area nonprofits partner to produce the Peak Environment podcast at Studio 809:
Green Cities Coalition
Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future
Pikes Peak Environmental Forum
Pikes Peak Group of Sierra Club
Pikes Peak Library District Green Team
Pikes Peak Permaculture

Representatives of these organizations will be at the event to answer questions and share information about their initiatives. Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1085386651814268/

Studio 809 gives a mic to the many voices of the Pikes Peak region, sharing and expanding perspectives, and informing and engaging the residents of our community. Studio 809 is a collective of area podcasters who share a studio, website, recording resources, and commitment to community.

Fourteen podcasts currently call Studio 809 home. Descriptions at http://www.studio809radio.com

Active for Justice
Aging with Altitude (debuting soon)
Beenie Bits
Colorado Latino Issues & Answers
Council Matters
In Good Faith
Idea Accelerator
Outdoors with Hiking Bob
Peak Environment
Peak Reality Check
Peak Town Square
The Photo Show
A PLACE for everyone
SoapBox

Council Matters
is hosted by Colorado Springs City Councilor Bill Murray. Peak Town Square features content from various public meetings, plus content and meetings hosted by Peak Town Square partners, Citizens Project and League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region. A PLACE for everyone, about homelessness, was just launched, hosted by local nonprofit Homeward Pikes Peak. Aging with Altitude, hosted by the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging, is expected to debut this month.

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Dave Gardner
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