Bay Nature Institute http://kalw.org en High school student wins award for environmentalism http://kalw.org/post/high-school-student-wins-award-environmentalism <p><em>Every year, the Bay Nature institute honors people who are making outstanding contributions to the understanding and stewardship of the natural world. One of this year&rsquo;s awardees is Sean Fitzhoward. She&rsquo;s a 16-year-old junior at San Francisco&rsquo;s Lowell High School who founded the Protect the Bay Club. KALW&rsquo;s Ben Trefny sat down with Sean Fitzhoward, and asked her about what her club does for the environment.</em></p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:03:22 +0000 Ben Trefny 8341 at http://kalw.org High school student wins award for environmentalism Local "environmental hero" calls for creative solutions to climate change http://kalw.org/post/local-environmental-hero-calls-creative-solutions-climate-change <p><em>Today we begin our series of conversations with the Bay Area&rsquo;s 2012 &ldquo;<a href="http://baynature.org/about/bn-news/bay-nature-2012-local-heroes">environmental heroes</a>.&rdquo;</em></p><p>The Berkeley-based <a href="http://baynature.org/">Bay Nature Institute</a> recently named <a href="http://www.prbo.org/cms/539">Ellie Cohen</a> as conservation advocate of the year. Cohen is president of <a href="http://www.prbo.org/cms/index.php">PRBO</a>, which was originally the Point Reyes Bird Observatory. KALW&rsquo;s Ben Trefny sat down with Cohen to talk about her work.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 23:40:13 +0000 Ben Trefny 5537 at http://kalw.org Local "environmental hero" calls for creative solutions to climate change