The 21st Show

Earth Day 2024: The current state of our environment

Sunflower fields in Champaign.

Sunflower fields in Champaign. Reginald Hardwick/IPM News

It's Earth Day.

To start our show off, we'll cover the current state of Illinois' environment, followed by the biggest environmental challenges we're facing worldwide. We'll also look back to the 70s and see how environmentalist movements have changed since then, and learn if nuclear energy is considered green energy.

To close off our show, we'll hear from our guests if doomers are right about Earth's future, or if you should remain optimistic.


Jennifer Walling

Executive Director, Illinois Environmental Council (IEC)

Jack Darin

Chapter Director at Sierra Club Illinois