Green Gab Podcast

Tony + Marla

Join Marla and Tony to get in on the Green Gab. We talk to those folks rocking it in green – green homes, green living and green companies. We get into why green matters – to you, your family and friends and your community. And, we share what we’ve done, as well as tips for greening up your home, your job, your family and your life!

Join us on our own personal Green Odyssey as we hope to change the world...one Green Gab podcast at a time.

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Creating a Better, More Energy Responsible, & Sustainable America – Suzanne Shelton

– Posted in: Blog, Energy Efficiency Basics, Green Gab Podcast, Rate of Climate Change, Sustainable Green Practices

This time around we gabbed with Suzanne Shelton of the Shelton Group. The Shelton Group is one of, if not the leading marketing agency exclusively dedicated to energy and environmental arena, or sustainability arena. Suzanne started the company 25 years ago when she was 23 years old completely by accident. About 11 years in, she [...]

Green Homes Festival and Green Jean Ponzi

– Posted in: Blog, Events, Green Gab Podcast

Gabbing with Green Jean Ponzi of Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center. EarthWays is the sustainability division of the Garden, which is well respected around the country for their sustainability and even helps other gardens with sustainability. Jean has long been a pillar of the green and sustainability movement in the St. Louis area through her [...]

Drought Monitoring Plus Performance Based Approach to Water Efficiency

– Posted in: Blog, Building Sciences, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Landscaping, Lot and Site, Sustainable Water and Landscaping Solutions, Water

We Want Energy But We Need Water Marla, The Green Home Coach and Tony Pratte hosts of The Green Gab both love the topic of Water Conservation and Water Efficiency. Water is our most precious non renewable natural resource. The effect of not having enough water is drought.  Advancements have been made in the ability to monitor [...]

Plumbing Industry Promotes Water Efficiency Aesthetically

– Posted in: Blog, Consumer Issues, Dream Green Home, Education, Energy Efficiency Basics, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners, Sustainable Green Practices, Water

The Plumbing Industry Promotes Water Efficiency Aesthetically On Today's episode of The Green Gab, Marla and Tony are joined by special guest Angie Mendica from Crescent Plumbing Supply. The plumbing industry is acknowledging that water is our most precious resource. The plumbing industry promotes water efficiency aesthetically to commercial and residential sides of the market. As [...]

Sustainable Solutions For Water and Landscape On Your Home Site

– Posted in: Green Gab Podcast, Lot and Site, Sustainable Water and Landscaping Solutions

Water is liquid gold Water is wonderful stuff and required for life, yet it can also be a huge source of damage and hassle.  Water is powerful stuff – not just in chemical make-up but in its force. In the war between water and rock, water always wins; the Grand Canyon was created through erosion. [...]

The Sustainable Side of Vinyl Siding

– Posted in: Building Materials, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Sustainable Green Practices, Sustainable Vinyl Siding

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is currently more focused than ever the green building movement. This is very important in the resources materials we build with and the standard s and codes we regulated building with. Matt Dobson of the Vinyl Siding Institute joins the Green Gab today. Matt is a past chair [...]

Energy Efficient Innovations

– Posted in: Appliances, Blog, Energy Efficiency Basics, Energy Efficient Lighting, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners, Renovations and Remodeling, Sustainable Green Practices
Energy Efficient Innovations

– as I was listening to the podcast for any final edits to Tony’s write-up, I had a vivid flashback on the topic of home control.  Do you remember the movie PillowTalk with Doris Day and Rock Hudson?  There is a scene in his “bachelor pad” where the stereo turns on, the lights turn off [...]

Green Economics is the Language of Green Business and Building

– Posted in: Community, Consumer Issues, Education, Green Economy, Green Gab Podcast

Gabbing about a topic that really gets me excited…Economics! For most people, economics is a misunderstood topic. It’s not just a course we are made to suffer through in college, but it’s a language. You read that correctly. Economics is the language of business! Green Economics is the Language of Green Business and Building. Elliot [...]