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Shades Of Green
PO Box 301899
Austin, TX 78703-0032
Shades of Green is a KOOP’s green talk radio program featuring personal profiles, information and events. Producer John Hoffner with Co-hosts Reed Sternberg and Amy Stansbury inform and inspire our listeners on current topics locally and nationally related to green energy and the environment.
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John Hoffner has been part of the program since 2007 when it began with former Co-producer, Ken McKenzie. He began producing the show in 2011 when Ken McKenzie began a new program on KOOP. John has worked in the renewable energy field for over 25 years – first as the Manager for Renewable Programs at the City of Austin (1983 – 1996), and then for several international solar engineering companies. He has been a strong advocate for a balanced approach to solving our energy and environmental issues in Austin, the state of Texas, and nationally.
Reed Sternberg grew up in a “hippy media family” with cameras and microphones around and still has his first audio recording from Age 3. His “Environmental Activist” family provided Reed with early exposure to environmental issues such as nuclear and solar power and the importance of communication and transparency in helping us make important choices for our future. Reed was Co-Founder of The Texas Green Network, the first “green” Chamber of Commerce in Texas and one of the very first of its kind. He was Executive Director of Earth Day Austin and serves on the board of directors for U.S. Green Building Council Central Texas-Balcones Chapter. He is now the Central Texas Director of EarthX.
Amy Stansbury is an environmental reporter and journalist with a thirst for covering energy and local politics. A New Jersey native, she graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia in 2012 and spent a year working as a staff writer for The Evening Sun in Hanover, PA before moving to Austin in the summer of 2013. She has since fallen in love with the city, its strong environmental ethos, and its commitment to renewable energy and climate protection. She joined the Austin EcoNetwork (now the Austin Common) team in 2014. She is now the Editor-In-Chief for the Austin Common focusing on local news to help inform and engage Austinites. When she’s not busy doing that, Amy enjoys long runs along Lady Bird Lake and long swims in Barton Springs Pool. She believes in the power of an informed citizenry and encourages everyone she knows to take a break from the internet cat videos every once and a while to read a news article, get educated, and vote, vote, vote!