Steve Curwood, host of Living on Earth, at the home of Mr. Paul Hagedorn
September 16, 2009
Despite one of the heaviest downpours of the year, about seventy five Cornerstone members and their guests attended this wonderful event at the home of Mr. Paul Hagedorn on Peachtree Battle. Mr. Hagedorn opened his home up to us and provided the group with some of the most delicious hors d’oeuvres which were beautifully displayed and presented.
The home was a perfect location to host Steve Curwood, the host of Living on Earth. This is a weekly environmental news and information program distributed by Public Radio International. The program is in its twentieth year and every week approximately 300 public radio stations broadcast Living on Earth’s news, features, interviews and commentary on a broad range of ecological issues. The show airs in 9 of the 10 top radio markets and reaches 80% of the US.
Mr. Curwood made a short presentation in which he covered some of the pressing environmental issues of our time including the whole question of carbon emissions and being aware our own carbon footprint. It was particularly relevant to host the event in the home of Mr. Hagedorn because he has made some extensive alterations to his home to make it as environmental friendly as possible. Geothermal energy supplies the electrical power for the home. Catchment of rainwater supplies all the water needs of the home including landscape irrigation and a swimming pool.
At the end of the evening, Mr. Curwood made a $10,000 contribution to the station and encouraged others to make generous contributions.