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By Liam Moriarty
KPLU environment reporter
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.