Christian Wagley is director of 350 Pensacola, an organization working to raise awareness about solutions to climate change—including access to solar energy for the people of Florida. He also is principal of Sustainable Town Concepts, a consulting firm working under the premise that the most environmentally-beneficial thing we can do is to build healthy places for people. Christian is a certifying agent for the Florida Green Building Coalition and works with builders, architects, developers, and communities to create homes, buildings and landscapes that use less energy and water and are beautiful and durable. He is a strong advocate for restoring Pensacola’s urban core and making the City more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly, and was a member of the Mayor’s Urban Redevelopment Advisory Committee. He is the writer and host of EarthAction—a five-part environmental series that debuted on WSRE Public Television in 2013.
Native Pensacolian now residing in Milton, FL Husband and father of 3 boys. Prior to co-founding Compass Solar Energy, Dan served in various executive and director positions within the healthcare field, a span of over 20 years. A desire to move back to Pensacola and an entrepreneur spirit to positively impact this community led him to the Solar Energy sector. Since 2004 Dan has been developing business strategies within the renewable energy industry with a vision of reducing Florida’s reliance on fossil fuels and more utilization of Floridas natural resource the Sun.
Host: Laurie Murphy
As a member of Waterkeepers Alliance, we strive to maintain drinkable, fishable, swimmable waters for our community.
You can start tuning in to “PURE H2O” every Wednesday at 9AM CST on Pensacola Business RadioX. Every Wednesday there will be a local discussion on important environmental points of interest. From clean energy to healthy water to environmental justice, education and much more.
For our first podcast, Laurie Murphy, Executive Director of Emerald Coastkeeper will be interviewing local educators and a non-profit organization “Harnessing Opportunity and Power of Education (HOPE) about the importance of supplemental STEM education and art/cultural education in underserved communities.
For more information on how you can be a guest, contact Laurie Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1999, Emerald Coastkeeper is one of 240 (and counting) member organizations of the Waterkeeper Alliance. We are a grassroots organization that monitors four main watersheds in the Florida Panhandle. Our mission is to investigate, educate and protect our right to swimmable. fishable and drinkable water. We believe that healthy waterways are directly connected to healthy communities and healthy people.
In our four watersheds, you will find many springs, creeks, rivers, bayou’s, bays and of course, the Gulf of Mexico.
Pollution can happen anywhere, not just from large industries. Some of the greatest concerns in our region stem from residential pollution.
Some of the more common culprits are septic system failure, erosion and sedimentation, nutrient loading from fertilizers, red tide, heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, (PCBs) lead, mercury, animal wastes, industrial paint source discharge, oil spills, commercial vessel pollution, residential development, and household garbage.
Protecting our waterways and drinking water from contaminants is everyone’s responsibility. We can’t do it alone…we need your help!
Feel free to contact us if you want to volunteer or to report a problem. We look forward to creating a healthy community with you!