Episode 208 - Sand Crabs & the Food Chain

Original Airdate: 
Monday, November 1, 2010 - Sunday, November 7, 2010
Next Airdate: 
Monday, June 29, 2015 - Sunday, July 5, 2015

We all love to enjoy a sunny day at the beach. But we're probably unaware of the critters that live and thrive beneath the sand, critters that are an important part of the food chain and the balance of nature. Well, Eco Company's Brendan found some teens who are looking for sand crabs and documenting the ebb and flow of its population. It's a real story of budding scientists.

Many schools have a Green Club or an Environmental Club, but have you ever seen a Green Academy? Eco Company found one at a school in Northern California. The Green Academy at Woodside High School is a 3 year curriculum that gets students out of the classroom...a lot! The garden they have created from scratch is really something, chickens and all! Each student produces a crop and shares the fruits of their labor with all.

It's a story we've wanted to do for awhile, and one everyone should see!! Household toxins...paints, aerosols, pesticides, insecticides, household cleaners, batteries, CFLs...many with dangerous carcinogens. What do we with them? How do we get rid of them so they don't get into the environment and into our water supplies. Adam visits a hazardous waste facility to get answers. Take a few minutes to watch this story.

Did you know that as much as 30 percent of all produce grown on farms is plowed under? Because it doesn't look good enough to be sold in supermarkets? Yes, that is true. But Eco Company found one organization that is gleaning the rejected crops of local organic farmers to provide local schools with healthier lunches. It's free...and they say you could do it too.