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Eco-Stories: Alan Hancock – Coastal Conservation Leauge

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Alan Hancock joined the Coastal Conservation League in 2015 after working for Conservation Voters of South Carolina as their Campaigns Director. Alan has also worked at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control enforcing and developing air pollution regulations. […]

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Eco-Stories: Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine is a published author, computer scientist, lecturer, mathematician, historian, columnist, preservationist, environmental justice advocate, environmentalist, film consultant, and “The Art-ivist.” She is the founder of the premiere advocacy organization for the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture, the […]

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Eco-Stories: Chase Renninger of Woodland Valley Farms

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Founder and owner Chase Renninger opened Woodland Valley Farms in December 2016, taking the first step toward his dream of owning and operating a regenerative permaculture farm. Raised in Maryland, he found a passion for farming and ecology at a young […]

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Eco-Stories: Shelley Robbins talks Plastics

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Shelley Robbins holds a degree in economics from Duke University, where she spent time at the Duke Marine Lab, and an MBA from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Her varied experience includes working with lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center, regulating water […]

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Eco-Stories: Rebecca Haynes – Conservation Voters of South Carolina

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Rebecca Haynes, Deputy Director of CVSC Rebecca has over fifteen years of experience working on water policy in South Carolina with communities, utilities, and agencies, most recently at the SC Dept. of Health and Environmental Control and American Rivers. A University […]

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Eco-Stories: Zach Steinhauser and the Purple Martin

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Zach Steinhauser is a Eco-tour operator based out of Lexington SC who, for the past 3 years, has been taking tourists to view North America’s largest Purple Martin migration roost. His tours began when he found out a surprising fact about […]

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Eco-Stories: Colin Nolden – UK Energy & Solar Power for Trains

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Dr Colin Nolden is a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at University of Bristol Law School, UK, and a Researcher at the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, UK. His research spans sustainable energy governance […]

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Eco-Stories: Stephanie Gibson – Permaculture in St. Pete, FL

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Stephanie Gibson is a busy project manager and dedicated triathlete who lives in St. Petersburg, FL with her husband Bill. After she and Bill bought a house together in August 2018, they realized their new home needed a big makeover. The […]

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Eco-Stories: David Harper – Land and the Future of Land Ownership

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. David Harper is a land conservation professional with more than 30 years of experience working with landowners and land trusts to preserve over 7,000 acres of farmland, natural areas, cultural and historic sites. He has raised more than $7 million in […]

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Eco-Stories: Puja Ganguli – Sustainability in our Food Systems

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Leaving behind a career as a chef and food journalist, Puja pursued an education in sustainability to understand how to overcome the inherent problems of our food system. A lover of people and conversations, with Urth she is trying to create […]

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