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Steve Ma runs Live Green, an organization working to make green living easier and more affordable. He was named Asian American of the year in 2001.
Steve Ma, Board President and Co-Director of Live Green. Steve currently runs Live Green, a DC-based social enterprise that drives practical, impactful, lasting behavior changes aimed at creating a new and thriving green economy. Over the past two decades, Steve has been a result-driven leader in the social change arena through his work with AARP, Sierra Club, the Public Interest Research Groups, and now Live Green. Steve spearheaded the effort to pass the country's strongest telemarketing do-not-call law, developed innovative, market-based approaches to helping people with lower incomes build and protect assets, co-coordinated a national petition drive that generated 1,200,000 physical signatures in defense of the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Clean Water Act, and founded the Indiana Public Interest Research Group. In 2001, AsianWeek named Steve their 2001 Asian-American of the Year in recognition of his work to pass a landmark Clean Elections law.
- Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World
Diane MacEachern is the author of Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World, and the founder ; publisher of BigGreenPurse.com, a website that offers consumers easy and affordable ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle while encouraging manufacturers to reduce pollution, stop global warming, and limit use of toxic substances.
Mario Machnicki is the president and CEO of American Lime Technology. A native of
Mario’s projects include work on the United States Capitol, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, and Castillo de
For the past 10 years, Mr. Macias has served as the Executive Director of Anahuak. Since founding the organization, he has forested the group’s growth into a democratizing agent of social change in northeastern Los Angeles. He is a pillar of the community and is respected for his sincere efforts to engage the communities he serves into citywide planning and LA River parkway revitalization efforts.
Mr. Macias has been recognized for his achievements in soccer and community-building efforts. He was recognized for his achievements with a Los Angeles River Award in 2002, and received international recognition and a personal commitment from Nobel Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu. In September 2007, Mr. Macias was awarded the Governor’s Sports Spotlight Award in recognition of his organizing efforts.
He continues to work with communities to provide recreation and education opportunities to the 2,500 his organization currently serves.
Marvin Mack is vice president of marketing and media for Divine Chocolate in the USA. Divine Chocolate is a pioneering social enterprise coowned by the farmers of Kuapa Kokoo in Ghana. The success of Divine means that farmers have a secure source of Fair Trade income that continues to grow year over year. Prior to joining Divine Chocolate, Marvin worked for several prominent public relations agencies including RuderFinn, Euro RSCG, Golin Harris, and Manning Selvage and Lee. Mack holds a bachelor's from Hofstra University. He lives in West New York, New Jersey.
Conrad MacKerron serves as the Director of the Corporate Social Responsibility Program at the As You Sow (AYS) Foundation. AYS uses shareholder action and other strategies to change corporate behavior and create a more socially and environmentally just society. Conrad is also the winner of the SRI Service Award 2007 for his contributions to social investment community.
Jennifer Mackley is a local attorney and has worked as an advocate for the homeless and in national hunger organizations, such as Foodchain, for the past 20 years. Since moving to West Seattle she has served on the MMRS/LEPC (Metropolitan Medical Response System/Local Emergency Planning Committee) to help coordinate regional catastrophic planning efforts between government agencies, environmental and citizen groups, industry and emergency response officials.
In 2005, Jennifer developed a neighborhoodbased preparedness program for 5,000 people in King County that has been adapted for use in communities throughout the country. Her expertise in emergency preparedness was developed through her work with the Humanitarian Service Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints.
MacLeod is part of TWIG (Transition Whatcom Initiating Group) and was motivated to support Transition after seeing The End of Suburbia in 2004, a movie about peak oil and climate. MacLeod will be joined on the Transition panel by Clark and Wolf also from TWIG.
Alice Madden serves as Governor Ritters Climate Change Coordinator. In that role, she is coordinating efforts, both public and private, to meet the green house gas reduction goals set forth in Colorados Climate Action Plan. She is a Senior Fellow on Climate Change for the Center for American Progress, located in Washington, DC.
Alice earned her bachelors degree from the University of Colorado in 1981 and her law degree from CU Law in 1989.
She started her career in the high tech industry and then practiced law for 10 years before running for office.
Alice served in the legislature from 2000 to 2008 and was the House Majority Leader for the last four of those years. She is widely recognized as the architect of the progressive takeover of the State House in 2004. Among her accomplishments is helping establish Colorado as a leader in what is widely now called the New Energy Economy. She was instrumental on energy issues, including passing legislation in 2007 that doubled the states renewable energy standard. Alice garnered a reputation as a lawmaker who could unite opposing parties and find common ground and commonsense solutions.
Midwest's first certified organic baby food
Maddys' Organic Meals,(M.O.M) provides the Midwest's first 100% certified organic baby food cubes. M.O.M. brings the rich nutritional value of local, sustainable and certified organic ingredients from the heartland's best farms to your baby. Each seasonal recipe is professionally prepared and flash frozen to ensure superior taste and nutritional value. From smooth single ingredient starters to chunckier fruit and vegetable blends to protein rich gourmet meals, these healthy palatable treasures are personally and lovingly created for your little treasure.
MADE(R) is a drink. A certified organic, all natural line of drinks that combine green tea and fruit juices to create a uniquely smooth, delicious drink. MADE is shelf stable with no need for preservatives or refrigeration and all bottles are #1 PETE and BPA free.
Organic green tea and fruit juice. Drink Good.
MADE® is a drink. A certified organic, all natural line of drinks that combine green tea and fruit juices to create a uniquely smooth, delicious drink. MADE is shelf-stable with no need for preservatives or refrigeration and all bottles are #1 PETE and BPA-free.
Business + real estate video production
MadeGreen Video LLC is a video production company producing marketing, training and educational videos for San Francisco Bay Area businesses and real estate professionals.Our mobile, light-footprint production studio captures dynamic footage, key-personnel interviews and client testimonials. Compactly edited with custom titles, motion graphics and music, our videos are powerful and fun marketing assets.In addition, we offer several distribution options as well free consultation and estimates for our new clients.
A Projects Officer in the Sustainable Energy Group at the International Finance Corporation, Madeira got her start in biodiesel and photovoltaics at American University and while at the University of Peace in Costa Rica helped local communities employ solar power to improve their lives. She frequently teaches renewable energy classes on photovoltaics and biofuels and practices sustainability at home by making biodiesel in her garage and fueling her car with used cooking oil collected from restaurants.
Julio Madrigal was born in Mexico and graduated from Oakland’s Mandela High School. He works for Planting Justice, an organization that builds organic gardens for Bay Area residents so they have access to fresh foods in their neighborhoods. Inspiring people with the message of knowing where their food comes from, reducing pesticides and fossil fuels in the transportation of food. Julio who was inspired by teachers, friends, and the lack of healthy food in his community co-launched EAT GRUB, Enhancing Access to Gardens and Revolutionizing Urban Backyards. With the aim to help people connect with their roots and their food, Julio believes that food is a human right, and people should have easay access to it. This drives his work to help families eat good, healthy and organic produce grown in their own backyard.
Feel great about looking great!
This is the ultimate in Eco-clothing! Each garment is carefully re-crafted from hand chosen previously owned textiles...no sweat shops, no carbon footprint, just great fashion forward clothing for women and children.
Recycled Clothing: for the "re" generation
Regenerated Clothing for women and children of the "re" generation...Skirts and accessories made from recycled sweaters and T shirts have never looked so wearable!Locally sourced and manufactured, nearly zero waste, simply stylish.
As director of the Global Exchange Freedom from Oil Campaign, Magel ispressuring the auto industry to produce zeroemission vehicles andfighting new oil infrastructure.
Truly natural detergents
Maggie's Soap Nut Laundry Liquid is the Only Liquid detergent in the world made without synthetic chemicals. Made in an Organic tea bottling plant not a chemical factory. Maggie's Soap Nuts are the dried fruit of the soap berry tree and have been used for thousands of years to clean humans and our clothes. Really natural not Madison Avenue "natural"
In a world laden with sweatshop apparel, Maggies offers an alternative. Since 1992, we have used certified organically grown fibers in all of our products.We work diligently to develop long-lasting partnerships with producers in the U.S. and abroad. These partners provide livable working conditions and independence to their workers.
M.U.M. offers the 1st Bachelor's degree in Sustainable Living in America!The B.S. in Sustainable Living covers seven key areas: * Self Sustainability * Renewable Energy * Sustainable Agriculture * Eco-Architectural Design * Green Business and Entrepreneurship * Social-Ecological Interface * Bio-Geophysiology.** Real-world internships and professional certifications are a featured part of the program.** Consciousness-Based education develops your mind and body as the basis for creating sustainability in the world.** Our students take one course at a time - they're immersed full time in the course for about 4 weeks - and then move on to the nextcourse.** The University serves organic vegetarian meals daily - often with locally grown produce.** Upon graduating, students have the option of taking a one-year MBA with Sustainable Living emphasis.
Maid Brigade has made busy lives easier in the DC Metro area for over 20 years by providing reliable, trustworthy, and professional housecleaning services. We are commitied to using only Green Seal approved products and eco-friendly cleaning methods- safe for you and your family, the environment, and our employees!
As Director of Seal of Approval and Standards, Maren oversees the process for business members to earn the coveted Green America Seal of Approval, including standards and partnership development. Maren joined the Green Business Network in 2011 after helping ABC Carpet and Home, a home furnishings department store in New York, transition to socially responsible business practices and sustainable supply chains. She is also an editor for CATALYST Strategic Design Review, a quarterly publication to stimulate thinking and encourage conversation about the role of strategic design in defining and developing an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future. Green America’s Green Business is America's first and largest network of socially and environmentally responsible businesses, linking green businesses to the growing marketplace of values-driven consumers. The Green Business Network provides marketing opportunities, educational forums, business services, and connections that benefit both emerging and expanding green businesses.
Jeff Maimon was raised in the northwest suburb of Buffalo Grove. Following graduation from Stevenson High School in 2004, Jeff went on to Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Music Industry. After a 4 year stint of booking local hip hop and punk shows throughout the New England area, Jeff decided to pack up and move back to Chicago. After finding a full time job at the height of the recession proved unsuccessful, Jeff launched the online web series ChicagoEatsTV.com. In 2010, Jeff joined Frontera Grill, Inc in the role of personal assistant to Chef Rick Bayless. Additionally, Jeff works with Frontera’s green operations, marketing and project development.
Markos Major is an Urban Farm Educator throughout San Francisco. Whether building raised veggie beds on Treasure Island, or planting Orchards in Golden Gate Park, his focus is on empowerment through botanical action and education. As co-founder of the Rainbow Chard Alliance (an LGBT Farmer and Gardener network) Markos works with other queer eco-activists to create community and dialogue around Environmental sustainability. Working for the SFDPW Bureau of Urban Forestry, Markos facilitates the new Sidewalk Landscape Permit. Markos’ passion is Agroecological restoration - working with farmers and gardeners to reincorporate ecological principles into the practice of growing food. Markos was born in Battle Creek, Michigan and moved to the Golden State to study Agroecology and Community Studies at UC Santa Cruz. Beyond sidewalk gardens, Markos consults with school communities, businesses and residents alike about ecological restoration, organic gardening and building cultures of sustainability on campus, at home and in the office.
California born, granddaughter of immigrants, documented and undocumented, devorah major served as Poet Laureate of San Francisco 2002-2006. From her Harlem born Afro-Caribbean father she learned a love of the planet crossing this nation annually by a car and traveling through Europe and living in a tent for a year for a year. A writer, teacher and arts activist her poetry books include street smarts, where river meets ocean, and with more than tongue. She has two novels published, An Open Weave and Brown Glass Windows. She performs locally, nationally and internationally with and without jazz musicians, and has poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction published in several anthologies and periodicals. A new collection of poems, rising tide, breaking waves (Winter 2013- World Internet Books) is forthcoming . She is a poet in residence at San Francisco's Fine Arts Museums and adjunct Professor at the California College of the Arts.
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Makhijani is president of The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research.
Chef Josie is a classically trained bohemian chef, global adventurist, TV and radio personality, visionary social entrepreneur, former women's pro football player, social activist and lifestyle ambassador. As a participant on "Top Chef: LA" Season 2 she displayed her soulfulness through different cultural techniques.
Josie is taking the message on the road and inviting everyone into the conversation regarding food equality, youth empowerment, and community building. Her Global SOUL Project offers programs to help bring SOULutions of change. Josie is a true culinary adventurer who has traveled the globe piercing the veins of each place she visits, trading stories and tasting the culture.
This outspoken chef is leading a movement by defining "SOUL" in a culture through food, music and the people she meets while reconnecting, inspiring and strengthening all aspects of our communities.
Elaine Maldonado is the Director of Faculty Development and Center for Excellence in Teaching at Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cooper Union, a Master of Science in Education from City University of New York and Fine Arts Certificate from the University of Madrid, Spain. Prior to coming to FIT, she was the Director of the College Learning Centers at New York City College of Technology, CUNY’s senior technical college.
Professor Maldonado has had faculty appointments at Parsons School of Design, CUNY and at Bank Street College of Education. Named an outstanding scholar by CUNY in 2004, 2005 and 2006, her essays have been published by the Journal of Educational Technology Systems (2010), the University of the Arts-London (CLTAD Conference proceedings), E-source for First Year College Students and the American Society for Engineering Education.
Professor Maldonado authored and directed a $518,000 FIPSE grant at CUNY designed to maximize the role of adjunct faculty and improve student outcomes. She has written and directed numerous state level and campus level grants that address both teaching and learning. A sampling of her presentations include those hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, the State University of New Jersey, State University of New York, University of the Arts/London and the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Ryan Maley is a leader with demonstrated success in translating strategic goals into operational results. Maley has a unique variety of business and technical skills as well as diverse experience with services and manufacturing companies. With a talent for making rapid assessments of situational challenges and developing and leading the resulting plans, he has successfully led efforts to open new markets, restructure organizations, and to grow companies through successful acquisition and integration.
He is currently Vice President of Global Inventures, a firm providing operations, management and leadership services for technology alliances and standards organizations. He has provided services for a variety of clients including the ZigBee Alliance, Open Mobile Video Coalition, Multimedia Over Coax Alliance and Open Identity Exchange.
Previously, he was VP of Operations for Software Technologies Group, an engineering firm specializing in product development services for advanced electronics products companies. Maley holds profit and loss responsibility and directs finance, sales and marketing operations. The company has positioned itself as a subject matter expert in the low-power wireless industry by participating in and leading technical standards efforts within a variety of vertical markets including Smart Energy, Health Care, Industrial Networking and Home Automation.
Prior to joining Software Technologies Group, he was President and on the board of directors of Equipto Electronics Corporation, a $13 million manufacturer of sheet metal enclosures for the electronics industry. While at Equipto, Maley held P&L responsibility and initiated a value-add strategy, adding complementary products and services for existing customers. In its first year, the program generated an 18% increase in dollar sales and a 26% increase in profits. Under Maley’s leadership, the company acquired and integrated a company with complementary products. The acquisition exceeded profitability projections and became ISO 9001 registered in six months.
Maley is on the board of directors for Expleo Solutions a software-as-a-service company providing solutions for approving digital content to advertising agencies and consumer package goods companies. Expleo is a publicly reporting startup on a track to become publicly traded. Maley is on the Social Venture Advisory Board of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, a creative think-and-do tank that combines rigorous research with effective solutions for urban sustainability. The Board helps build ventures that promote sustainable living like the I-Go car sharing service.
Maley serves as chairperson of the Dunham Fund, a grant maker with a $70 million endowment. Maley has led efforts to apply successful, appropriate business strategies to grant making and has led the Fund into a venture capital model of operation. He developed a grant proposal writing competition credited with successfully inspiring a variety of new projects in the community with minimal investment from the Fund. Maley sits on the Human Relations Commission for the city of Aurora, the second largest city in the state of Illinois. The Commission is charged with investigating complaints of discrimination and furthering understanding among the diverse population of the city. He serves as the vice-chair of the Marketing Group of the ZigBee Alliance, an international non-profit trade association of companies in the wireless industry.
Maley holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Business (cum laude) and Psychology (magna cum laude). Maley is recognized as a subject matter expert in low-power wireless and information technology. He frequently presents on a variety of technology and management topics and has been published in a variety of magazines including as a monthly IT columnist for four years.
Maley is a second-generation Mexican-American and resides in Aurora, Illinois with his wife Ursula who is extensively involved with local non-profits. They have three college-age children.
Malia Designs is a Fair Trade handbag and accessory company out of Cambodia with a social mission to fight Human Trafficking. We also donate a portion of our profits to organizations that fight Human Trafficking. Malia Designs handbags are "Designed to Carry a Cause." Through your purchase of Malia Designs, You, too, can carry the cause.
Certified biodynamic compost and compost tea
Malibu Compost, producer and distributor of certified biodynamic compost and compost tea. Our handcrafted compost will dramatically improve soil health which leads to stronger plants with less disease. Bu's Brew Biodynamic Compost Tea is a liquid foliar loaded with microbial activity. A requirement for healthy flowers, shrubs, trees and grasses.
Stacy Malkan is the media director for the Yes on 37 California Right to Know Initiative to label genetically engineered foods. She is a former reporter and newspaper publisher, and longtime advocate for environmental health issues and fighting for our rights for safe nontoxic products, most recently as co-founder of the national Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and author of the award-winning book, Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry.
A Freedom from Oil campaigner at Rainforest Action Network, Malloy iscurrently working to push automakers to reduce greenhouse gas emissionsand adopt cleaner technology.
100% Natural Gluten Free Aromatic Play Clay
Get more from your play time. A wholesome, all-natural addition to play time, Mama K's Play Clay is a kid-safe clay with subtle aromatherapy oils to soothe the mind. Ingredients are basic and natural: they include certified gluten free flour, extra virgin olive oil, vegetable colorants and organic essential oils. Available in seven scents, including soothing lavender, relaxing chamomile and tension-easing bergamot.
Live Indoor Plants and Indoor Plant Accessories
We provide house plants and house plant accessories, bringing life and peace to any environment. Our customized flower pots accentuate and personalize your office atmosphere. The plants and the pots can be a great gift together or independently.
At MaMa Organic Vitamins, we are guided by our desire to preserve and protect the health of Mother Earth and the fragile environment by using natural resources with the utmost care. We believe in supplying our valued customers with the healthiest, safest, and highest-quality natural products to enhance the quality of their lives. Our products must be affordable and provide you with the best value. We are committed to maintaining our uncompromising dedication to human rights, to supporting fair and ethical treatment of farmers, to supporting the communities we work in, and to contributing generously where we are most needed. Our passion is to deliver healthier products to you and empower you to take great care of your health and the health of your loved ones.
Mamma Chia is a delicious & fun organic chia seed beverage with organic fruit juices and a touch of organic agave nectar. Infused with ancient wisdom and powered by one of the world’s healthiest whole foods, Mamma Chia provides sustained energy to power your soul’s purpose. Visit our booth at this year's NYC Green Festival #833 to Taste the Magic of Mamma Chia!
Management Resources helps green businesses be great businesses. Since 2002, through business and leadership coaching, we have helped business owners develop the skills, team, and operation that any business needs but in a way that reinforces and honors their values - because we share them. That’s why we’ve been chosen by Green Fest to be their coaching partner! Management Resources’ founder, Rob Lederer, helped bring Green Festival to New York City as a member of the host committee.
Rosalia Mancera was born in Mexico City and migrated to the United States as a young child. She attended public school in Chicago before attending University of Illinois at Chicago to seek a degree in education. Rosalia holds a bachelors and masters in education. She has lived in Pilsen for more 35 years and has always been active on community issues. As a young activist, Rosalia worked alongside Rudy Lozano Sr. She is currently a Chicago Public Schools teacher and a member of the Pilsen Alliance Board of Directors.
Author, Mira Manickam believes that there are many ways to connect to nature. As an educator at the Headlands Institute, Mira has strived to make environmental education more inclusive. She believes in empowering her students to connect with nature in their own way. She has brought eco-art, Michael Jackson, and hip-hop onto the trails and into the campfire circle. As a Toyota TogetherGreen fellow, Mira worked with United Roots in Oakland, to connect eight youth with urban forestry as a means for healing and building community. United Roots, a Green Media Arts Center, works with youth who struggle daily with challenges ranging from homelessness, addiction, incarceration, and unstable homes. Many have been directly touched by the high homicide rate in Oakland. These youth joined with elder community activist leaders and local foresters to plant an urban grove in memory of victims of violence.
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods and Oils is a Canadian manufacturer of Hemp Foods & Oils. All products are processed from live (viable) Hemp Seed, grown without herbicides or pesticides.
Allison has a passion for creating design that cleanly delivers a clear message with an extra creative push to make the work stand out. With over 15 years experience designing and managing corporate identity and annual reports for Fortune 500 companies, her organizational skills have been described by clients as “downright scary,” and her great business sense keep budgets and schedules tightly on track. Allison’s designs have been recognized by Graphis, HOW Magazine, the Publicity Club of Chicago, the Advertising Club of Washington, D.C. and The Washington Book Publishers. Because living and working in Chicago doesn’t expose her to enough cold weather conditions, Allison spends her spare time training on the ice as a competitive figure skater in the adult ranks. She also combines her computer skills with skating by producing a monthly skating podcast. As a result of her skating career, she has a deep appreciation for quality spandex and strategically positioned sequins.
Rogue Element is a small strategic design agency with big project experience that fuses a passion for creative communication with clients who make a difference. We fuse marketing intelligence with creative problem-solving to produce the most creative, memorable, and effective communications possible for our clients. We collaborate with you to visually charge your message with a uniquely authentic and memorable voice that stands out from the crowd.
- Playbook for Progressives: 16 Qualities of the Successful Organizer (Beacon Press)
- Katrina's Legacy: White Racism and Black Reconstruction in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast (Frontlines Press, 2006)
- LA’s Lethal Air (Labor/Community Watchdog, 1991)
Eric Mann directs the Labor/Community Strategy Center and helped found the Bus Riders Union. The Strategy Center is a “think tank/act tank,” training organizers and initiating high visibility environmental justice, mass transportation and civil rights campaigns. The BRU is the largest mass transportation group in the U.S. Mann has been a civil rights, anti-Vietnam war, labor and environmental organizer with the Congress of Racial Equality, Students for a Democratic Society and the United Auto Workers. In 2001, he was a delegate to the U.N. World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa and returned in 2002 as part of a Strategy Center delegation to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. Mann is the co-host of the weekly radio show, Voices from the Frontlines, on KPFK 90.7 FM. He has published more than 200 articles and his most recent is Playbook for Progressives: 16 Qualities of the Successful Organizer.
For the past seven years, Shannon Mann has been an active member of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, acting as a volunteer crew member during many campaigns, ranging from anti-whaling intervention in the Antarctic to marine conservation efforts in the Galapagos to documentation of the Canadian seal hunt.
Upon hearing Captain Paul Watson speak in 2005 — founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society — Shannon saw the opportunity to become involved in a cause close to her heart, and made a decision that would completely alter the course of her life.She quit her job, sold her car, and set sail as part of a campaign to protect whales in the Antarctic Ocean.
Shannon gained wide public recognition after appearing on four seasons of Animal Planet’s popular Whale Wars series — which documented Sea Shepherd’s Antarctic campaigns — as well as numerous radio and television interviews (including a special on Larry King Live). Many people began to reach out to her for advice on activism and how they, too, could get involved.
While connecting people with grassroots initiatives in their cities, Shannon soon recognized the need to create a hub for activism — a place where volunteers could be connected to causes in their local communities. Founded by Shannon Mann, Backyard Activist is an online hub of connectivity between individuals, non-profit organizations and responsible businesses.
Artisan organic bakery. We make sprouted Manna Bread(R), MannaMuffins(R), and now sliced yeast free sourdough breads. Available nationwide and in Canada, in Whole Foods Markets and quality health food stores, or at www.mannaorganicbakery.com
Empowering women through fair trade craft programs.
Manos de Madres (Hands of Mothers) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and their families through income generation programs which promote economic, environmental and social justice. Offering fashion-forward bags and personal accessories from Rwanda, Congo and Honduras that look great and make you feel even better!Beautiful products made by the hands of extraordinary women.A proud member of the Fair Trade Federation.
Ms. Manthe has worked for the Oneida Tribe since 1993. She has worked for the Environmental Resources Board for the past 10 years. She is responsible for community outreach and education. In that capacity she has organized numerous community meetings, educational events, workshops, conferences and presentations on various environmental issues.
Laura brings a wealth of knowledge regarding the Oneida Nation and it's citizens. Currently Laura is part of a multi departmental team that is responsible for the design of the Sustainable Oneida Community including walking paths to connect housing sites to services, green space with cultural and historical information and redevelopment of Old Oneida to provide economic opportunities for tribal members.
Mantra Body Products achieve the impossible - truly 100% natural skin care, with no chemicals or artificial additives. We use food grade ingredients, because what you put on your skin eventually goes into your body. Mantra Body Products can become a valuable part of your daily routine of nourishing and caring for yourself and your body. In fact, we call our line Mantra Body Products because repeated use will bring about healthy, vibrant, youthful skin.
For your body, we have Mantra Cream, Mantra Cream - Sensitive and Mantra Emulsion.
For your face, we have Mantra Night Time Moisturizer. For dry facial skin, Mantra Cream - Sensitive or Mantra Emulsion.
For your lips, we have Mantra Lip Balm.
Mantra Media partners with organizations making a positive difference in the world. By repeatedly sharing your story through media, your audience will better understand how they can support or interact with you. Our team of professionals bring a healthy mix of creativity, out of the box thinking and technical expertise to your project. Mantra Media produces your video using high quality gear and we deliver your video quickly, effectively and within your budget.
Mantra - Scrubs Reinvented: Scrubs, Tees, LabCoats
Mantra - Scrubs Reinvented. Designed Developed and Manufactured in the U.S.A. Mantras goal is simple: Make a better scrub. One thats more flattering, more comfortable and made with environmentally friendly materials. Mantra's Mantra embodies four key elements: People, Performance, Planet and Spirit. For more information visit www.MantraScrubs.com
- Washington, the Spirit of the Land
- Breaking Ground
Lynda V. Mapes is an environmental reporter for the Seattle Times. She has worked as a reporter for daily newspapers for more than 20 years on both sides of the country and specializes in coverage of Native American tribes and regional environmental issues.
She has won national and regional awards for her coverage of science and the environment, and is the author of Washington, the Spirit of the Land, (Voyageur Press, 1999, 2002) and a forthcoming book, Breaking Ground, about the inadvertant discovery of an ancient Indian village in Port Angeles, due out next year from the University of Washington Press. A New York native, she has lived in Washington State since 1992 and been a reporter at the Seattle Times for 10 years.
Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too (2012, Skyhorse Publishing)
Plastic: A Toxic Love Story (2011, Houghton Mifflin)
Manuel Maqueda is trained as an international economist, attorney, entrepreneur, and environmentalist, but chooses not to identify with any profession, career or position. He is involved in a variety of organizations and projects to educate, lead, and innovate our transition to a responsible, thriving way of life on Earth. Manuel is cofounder of Plastic Pollution Coalition and is a member of Midway Journey, a transmedia project and documentary film led by Chris Jordan documenting plastic pollution on the albatross colonies of Midway island.
Eric Mar was elected in November 2008 to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to represent the Richmond District. For over two decades, Eric has been a dedicated and responsive advocate for working families, youth and seniors, small businesses and all the diverse residents of San Francisco. From 2000 to 2008, Eric served as a Commissioner and President of the San Francisco Board of Education. He has also taught Asian American and Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University, has been a past director of the Northern California Coalition for Immigrant Rights and a longtime social justice activist with the Chinese Progressive Association and other grassroots organizations. As a public interest attorney, he served on the Human Rights Committee of the State Bar of California and the Civil Rights Committee of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Crafting organic and natural nut and seed butters since 1982.
Maranatha® (pronounced "mare-uh-Nah-thuh") has been crafting organic and natural nut and seed butters in Ashland, Oregon, since 1982. Each variety is finely ground in small batches and contains no unhealthy trans fats, hydrogenated oils or preservatives - just the authentic taste of the purest ingredients.
Advocacy Investing - Your Profit. Your Passion. Your Power.
The Advocacy Investing' strategy is Marc J. Lane Investment Management, Inc.'s proprietary approach to values-based investing in which both equities and fixed-income securities are selected by exacting financial and governance standards, as well as criteria reflective of each investor's unique social and environmental concerns. The Advocacy Investing approach meaningfully speaks to one's own values. It is practical, it drives change, and it turns passive assets into active assets.
Marcal is an Earth Friendly Paper Goods Company that provides consumers like you with products that you can feel good about purchasing. For over 50 years, Marcal has been making its paper from recycled paper, not from trees. By purchasing Small Steps(tm) by Marcal(R) brand, you are taking a small, easy step to a greener earth.(tm)
The Collaborative is a national campaign in ten American cities (www.emeraldcities.org), where Marchant works with stakeholder organizations (public, labor, community and industry and workforce development) to bring a collective effort to retrofit our urban core. This creates high road jobs, builds our democracy, reduces energy use and brings direct investments to local communities.
As the creator and Program Manager of the Green Assets Program at the Greenlining Institute, she worked with advocates and elected officials to include communities of color and low-income communities in California’s commitment to going green. She presented throughout the state on climate policy (AB32), energy efficiency, cap and trade, and localized solutions that bring economic and social equity. While working to ensure the infrastructure needed for the green economy to thrive, she kept her artistic life alive acting as the associate producer of 'Heist-Who Stole the American Dream', which provides a clear narrative of the destruction of our economy over the past thirty years, and how to build it back.
Alexia Marcous is co-founder and Chief Optimistic Officer of Dharma Merchant Services, the preferred and recommended merchant service provider of Green America and winner of the Fourth Green Business Leadership Award from Green America. Alexia holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an M.B.A. from Drexel University. Alexia was a computer programmer and systems architect consultant for 12 years, serving companies and non-profits in the financial, insurance, pharmaceutical, energy and technology industries. She is a mentor for the Presideo Graduate School Sustainable Management MBA program, and sits on the advisory board of People Powered Savings, a community lending circle, and Green Streets, a recycling and composting operation working in San Francisco's largest public housing developments and run by the residents there. Alexia also founded and runs a chapter of Dining for Women, a fundraising organization for international women's organizations.
Jeff is Co- founder and Chief Evolutionary Officer of the first sustainable and socially responsible credit card processor, Dharma Merchant Services.
Jeff Marcous has been employed in the payments space for over 23 years and has a unique perspective on the evolution of the technologies involved in the processing of credit card payments. As cofounder of the first socially responsible and sustainable provider, Jeff can speak to the present and future state of technology in the industry.
Ami Marcus is a core team member of a grassroots group in Mt. Shasta, CA that is working to enact laws elevating rights of Mt. Shasta’s citizens and the natural environment above claimed legal “rights” of corporations. As a Culture Change Partner for IMPAQ, an International Consulting Firm, Ami supports corporate leaders in building accountable, transparent cultures to achieve meaningful results. She is the founder of PlanetVision Productions, focusing on a conscious media project designed to accelerate a shift in global awareness and sustainable behaviors. Ami serves by bridging diverse cultural and belief systems through personal, organizational and social transformation.
women's knit clothing, hip and eco-conscious
A collection of hip and youthful women's clothing.All designs at marfar are mindful of the environment, and of the people who work to create them. They begin with materials that have a minimal impact on the environment, including organic and hemp fabrics, low-impact dyes, and waterbased inks. All manufacturing - fabric-cutting, sewing, dying, and screenprinting - takes place at independent Bay Area shops and the Marfar home studio in Chicago. Most importantly, every marfar design is mindful of the wearer. The apparel is versatile and wearable, pairing comfy knits with stylish cuts. And because each piece is made with the earth in mind, a woman can look good and feel good in marfar.
Mari is the associate director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund.
Jonathan Mariano is an MBA graduate from the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, CA. He writes for TriplePundit.com, a new-media company for the business community that cultivates awareness and understanding of the triple bottom line – people, planet, profit. Jonathan’s interests include the convergence between lean & green and pursuing market based sustainable solutions.
Fashionable Fair Trade Clothes and Household Items
Marigold offers a complete line of fashionable fair trade clothes and household items from a co-op of over 200 women from the slums of Mumbai, India. All of our fabrics are vegetable dyed and handblock printed or organic. Your purchase at Marigold empowers a disadvantaged woman to make herself more economically self-sufficient.
Marilyn Jones has been the proud Founder and President of Chicago-based Consolidated Printing Company since its inception in 1973. She knew she always wanted to own her own company almost as much as she wanted to have a company that was good to and for its employees. Little did she know that goal would be the back-drop to a thirty-five year effort to create the greenest printing company in America. The entrepreneurial spirit and concern for others in Marilyn drove her to pursue the elimination of all toxic and carcinogenic chemicals from her company’s printing process from its beginning. Way before green was a common household term. The song goes “I was country before country was cool. Well, Marilyn Jones was “green before green was cool.” She’s been called the “mother of green printing” because she’s lead the way in the printing industry’s efforts to become environmentally responsible. Throughout her career, Marilyn has proven that a small business can achieve monumental results.
Consolidated Printing has received nearly every meaningful environmental award and recognition a company can receive. It was instrumental in working with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to promote a cleaner and safer environment. It was recognized as the first Illinois Great Green Printer. It received awards from four Illinois Governers, Mayor Daley, and the Chicago Department of the Environment. In 2009 the Printing Industry of America recognized Marilyn and Consolidated Printing with its highest environmental award. A lifetime of commitment spent on Boards and organizations promoting integrity and professional responsibility – social, economic, and environmental responsibility – are the hallmarks of Marilyn Jones and Consolidated Printing Company. Marilyn Jones has included the needs of the environment and the well-being or her employees and her community with each and every job Consolidated Printing accepts. The practices of Marilyn Jones and Consolidated Printing are an example for all of us who own or operate a business. She brings to mind a a few words from Shakespeare that belie a principle that applies to those who are truly successful in business and in life, “above all else, to thine own self be true.”
Specialize in design & installation of native plants
Our mission is to assist homeowners and businesses (and beyond) in restoring, stewarding, and connecting with their landscapes by using Pacific NW native plants. We specialize in design and installation of beautiful native plant gardens as well as helping to certify yards as wildlife-friendly habitat. Our methods are focused on sustainability -- easy-care, drought-tolerance, and 100% organic materials. We strive to be affordably priced and give excellent customer service.
Mark is the editor of Earth Island Journal and comanager of Alemany Farm in San Francisco, which empowers San Francisco residents to grown their own food.
Jones, MSM, is a master systems architect, strategic thinking partner and spiritual teacher with more than 20 years leadership experience(as CEO, VP, CIO, etc.) in business, nonprofit, and elected and/or appointed positions. He uses wisdom and compassion to optimize wellbeing and performance, achieving more than $1 billion in cost savings, cost avoidance and/or revenue generation. Jones implements visions (highest aspirations and values), from discerning the needs, aspirations, lifecycles, constraints and conditions of the wholesystem of internal and external ecosystems to assembling, developing and leading temporary and longterm implementation and maintenance teams that fulfill the visions.
Ana Paula Markel is a Certified Doula, Certified Childbirth Educator and DONA-Approved Birth Doula Trainer. She was twice named “Childbirth Educator of the Year” and was voted “Most Inspiring Doula” by the Doula Association of Southern California. Ana writes for the website BusinessofBeingBorn.com and Midwifery Today magazine, and is featured in Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein‘s film The Business of Being Born and their book Your Best Birth. In 2008 Ana founded BINI Birth, a childbirth education center for doula training, workshops, classes, yoga, Hypnobirthing, Breastfeeding classes and support groups for new mothers. Ana Paula serves as an advisor for the Ina May Gaskin Documentary about doulas and birth in Brazil, and has been a guest on Bravo TV’s The Rachel Zoe Project. Ana Paula serves on the board for DONA International and is on the advisory board for PAM (Pregnancy Awareness Month). She is the mother of four children.
Rosemarie Markopoulos teaches Environmental Science, Physical Science, and Math at CCA Academy. She has interests in environmental sustainability, renewable energy and genetics.
Marlandia is a destination for sustainable fashion and exclusive distributor of Retalhos Cariocas, a fair trade female empowerment venture born in Brazil’s slums and flaunted on its beaches. The progressive fashion house transforms sandals, apparel, and accessories into original, hand-stitched pieces that radiate with exceptionally vibrant creativity and high quality craftsmanship.
Learn to use business strategies to be a change agent for sustainability. Our rigorous, low-residency program integrates systems thinking and a multiple-bottom-line philosophy into all MBA courses. We encourage people to grow into the full potential of their unique leadership style.
BioLighter inventor and patent-holder Joe Marlin has managed to merge his mechanical engineering background with his environmentalism. Working as an environmental activist just after graduating from
Shayna Marmar is a cooking educator with a homestyle flair. She finds great joy in teaching fromscratch cooking to children, teens, adults, and families. In addition to her work with Honeypie Cooking ; Events, Shayna is also the associate director of the Temple Sinai Preschool in Oakland and the project assistant to Bryant Terry.
- ra'yoKa (DVD)
- Yoga for Beauty: Dawn, Yoga for Beauty: Dusk (DVD)
Holistic health and fitness guide Rainbeau Mars brings a lifetime of practicing yoga to her successful career as author and creator of numerous yoga DVDs, founder of the ra’yoKa fitness. As a highly sought after yoga instructor in Hollywood, Rainbeau’s clientele includes a multitude of A-list celebrities, models and moguls.
Rainbeau Mars—yes, that’s her real name—was born under a double rainbow in a teepee in the Ozarks. She was raised in Boulder, Colorado in the heart and at the forefront of the health and natural foods industry by her mother, Brigitte Mars, an author and master herbalist, and by her father, Tom Pfeiffer, Uni-Tea founder. Rainbeau spent her teenage years in Hawaii with her godparents, Dr. Light and Dr. Bryan Miller, an Ayurvedic naturopath and an Ayurvedic chiropractor, respectively. Rainbeau’s holistic upbringing led her to an apprenticeship with yoga gurus Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty—both of whom helped shape her career and catapult her to the forefront of the yoga community.
Since 2003, Rainbeau has delivered seven yoga DVDs that have sold over a million copies worldwide. Titles include the highly acclaimed “Zen Mama,” “Yoga for Beauty – Dusk and Dawn” and the four part “Sacred Vinyasa Flow Series.” Her international renown has landed her covers on magazines such as Natural Solutions, Yoga Journal, Body + Soul, Elephant, Healing Lifestyles and Spas, New Living and books such as Eating For Beauty and Beauty By Nature. She has had numerous TV appearances, including CNN LatAm, ESPN LatAm, Good Day LA, Good Day Colorado, Fashion TV and E! LatAm and Australia. Alongside her teacher training programs, Rainbeau continues to find new ways of sharing her holistic lifestyle secrets to serve the planet and enhance lives around the world.