About the Series

October 7, 2009 at 10:30 am 1 comment

By Liam Moriarty

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KPLU environment reporter
Liam Moriarty

I’ve long been interested in how Europeans look at things differently than we do here in the States. And as KPLU’s environment reporter, I’ve seen how the European Union has gotten out in front on key environmental issues such as global climate change. So when I had the chance to apply for an EU fellowship to go to Brussels and get a close-up look, I jumped on it.

I got to ride bikes in Paris and visit solar apartments in Germany and zip through the Belgian countryside on high-speed trains and much more. I spoke with folks from EU technocrats to people on the street.

“Europe and Us: Growing a Green Future” came out of that trip and a lot of reporting before and since. I learned so much and came to see the many ways in which Europeans, and we in the Pacific Northwest, are dealing with the important issues of how we live on this planet in a way that leaves it green and prosperous for our grandchildren. I hope you enjoy it.

If you’d like to join the conversation about these topics, I’d love to hear your comments.

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  • 1. Ken  |  September 28, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Thanks to Ani for giving me the heads up that your series starts today! Looking forward to it!

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