TV Show - The Green Room

The Green Room is a collaboration between the City of Ann Arbor's Community Television Network (CTN), Washtenaw County Public Works and the Office of the Water Resources Commissioner. The airing of each new episode begins on the second Tuesday of the month on Channel 19, and continues throughout the month following this schedule:

  • Mondays 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesdays 5 p.m.
  • Thursdays 11 a.m.
  • Fridays 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays 10:30 a.m.
  • Sundays 7 p.m. 
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The show is produced by Barbara Lucas and Tim Nagae. Through her work with the County, Barbara also co-produces a monthly Green Room radio show with WEMU 89.1FM.


Below are the shows that have aired in chronological order. 

2018 TV Shows

  • October 9, 2018 (79)  Water Quality Plan for Southeast Michigan. (TV) 
    Kelly Karll of the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments discusses plans for protecting water quality in our area. 
  • September 10, 2018 (78)  Birds of Washtenaw County. (TV) 
    Juliet Berger, the City of Ann Arbor’s ornithologist, discusses some of the birds seen in our local area and how to identify them.
  • August 14, 2018 (77)  Vermiculture - Composting Food Waste With Worms. (TV) 
    Our guests are Jesse Raudenbush of Starr Valley Farms, and Noelle Bowman of the Washtenaw County Public Works Department.
  • July 9, 2018: (76)  Native Landscaping for Birds. (TV) 
    Dr. Cathy Theisen of Washtenaw Audubon discusses native landscaping and other practices that will make your yard a healthy and safe haven for the many bird species of our local area. Photo By: Pslawinski from Wikimedia Commons
  • June 15, 2018 (75)
    Environmental Benefits of Farmers Markets.  The guest is Growing Hope’s Dayna Sprentall, registered dietician and manager of the Ypsilanti Farmers Market. 
  • May 14, 2018 (74)
    Gardening Amidst Urban Wildlife. Organic Gardener Barb Scholz shares how she raises vegetables, honeybees and chickens amidst urban wildlife.
  • April 10, 2018 (73)
    Invasive Plants. Bernd Blossey of Cornell University discusses his research on invasive plant species, and how non-native earthworms and deer can contribute to their spread.
  • March 13, 2018 (72)
    The Benefits of Trees. Michael Kost, Curator of Native Plants at the University of Michigan’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, discusses the benefits of trees and how we can help them grow.
  • February 13, 2018 (71)
    Sustainability Practices at Arbor Teas. "Arbor Teas" is a local small business and a member of the Washtenaw County Environmental Excellence Partnership Program.  Owners Aubrey and Jeremy Lopatin describe their company's sustainability practices.
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2017 TV Shows

  • December 11, 2017 (70)
    Smart Water. Harry Sheehan of Washtenaw County and Branko Kerkez of the University of Michigan discuss “Smart Water” technology to help cities control stormwater. 
  • October 10, 2017 (69)
    Light Pollution. Dr. Sally Oey from the University of Michigan Department of Astronomy discusses “light pollution,” and what we can do about it. 
  • September 15, 2017 (68)
    Onsite Well and Septic Systems. Dave Dean from Washtenaw County Public Health's Environmental Health Division discusses how to keep drinking water wells and septic systems functioning properly to prevent water pollution.
  • August 7, 2017
    Composting. "Master Composter" instructor Nancy Stone discusses the hows and whys of backyard composting.
  • July 12, 2017
    Green Burial. Green Burial Expert Merilynne Rush provides an update on what’s happened locally in the last five years regarding natural end-of-life options.
  • June 13, 2017
    Single-use Plastic Bags. Noelle Bowman from the Washtenaw County Public Works Division discusses single-use plastic bag waste and what can be done to reduce it.
  • May 9, 2017
    Citizen Science. George Hammond from Ann Arbor’s Natural Area Preservation and Roger Rayle from Scio Residents for Safe Water discuss Citizen Science, where non-scientists contribute to scientific knowledge.
  • April 12, 2017
    Ann Arbor's 1,4-dioxane Plume. Dan Hamel of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality discusses recent and potential future developments regarding the plume of dioxane that is contaminating Ann Arbor’s groundwater.
  • March 17, 2017
    Revisiting the 3Rs. Bryan Weinert, Recycle Ann Arbor, and Jim Frey, Resource Recycling Systems, discuss Washtenaw County’s Solid Waste Management Plan and how it helps us to throw away less.

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