Finn Ryan is a producer and educator based in Madison, Wisconsin. His recent project, Climate Wisconsin features multimedia stories and interactive data exploring local climate change. Stories from Climate Wisconsin have been featured in film festivals, education centers, and projects like 24 Hours of Climate Reality. As a multimedia producer for the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board, a state public media agency, he is collaborating with Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television, and KQED to produce environmental science stories for QUEST.
Finn has worked as a high school special education teacher and co-founded an outdoor education program. He holds a bachelor's degree in special education and English, and a master's in curriculum and instruction, all from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Every year, only 18-percent of all American electronic waste is recycled, according to the EPA. Hoping to cut down on the growing mountain of high-tech trash, two dozen states have passed laws that require the electronics industry to pay to set up recycling programs. But navigating this patchwork of legislation has been a challenge.