Audrey Schulman of HEET on natural gas leaks
In the first episode, Laura Lovett sits down with Audrey Schulman of HEET, a Cambridge-based organization that has done extensive work mapping gas leaks. She explains the impact of gas leaks on our community and environment and why all residents of Massachusetts should care. Laura kicks off Sprouts: Connecting Community to Science with this issue because it affects each person living in Massachusetts. Under our cities and towns there are thousands of pipes lines that run natural gas into our homes. Those pipes can leak. In Massachusetts alone there are 16,507 unfixed gas leaks, according to a Home Energy Efficiency Team report. SPROUTS: This show connects people to the work and innovation in the fields science, technology, and health that is occurring in Massachusetts communities. Host Laura Lovett, a multimedia journalist with Wicked Local, will talk with scientists, health care professionals, community advocates and business leaders about their jobs, their accomplishments and what is next. Episodes will be released on the 15th and 30th of each month. Subscribe now through iTunes, Sticher and Google Play. And connect with Laura on Twitter at @lauralovett7 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.