Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Submit questions to the IBES podcast Possibly!

Ever wonder how the everyday decisions you make impact the planet, and what your best options are for sustainable living?

Now you can find out, thanks to the IBES podcast Possibly, produced in conjunction with The Public's Radio.

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Each week, Brown undergraduates, mentored by IBES fellow Stephen Porder, will answer listener-submitted questions in a brief on-air segment—questions like:

  • Does speeding waste gas?
  • How can you heat your house without feeling guilty?
  • Is it more important to avoid plastics bags or plastic straws?
  • Can I recycle pizza boxes?

Possibly airs twice each Friday on The Public's Radio, first during the 6 a.m. hour and again during the 8 a.m. hour. Segments are available to stream at

Do you have a question you would like to hear answered on Possibly? Submit it here!