David Arkin, AIA, has taught and lectured on the subject of ecological design for more than 12 years. He is a board member of the Solar Living Institute (SLI) and a founding member of the California Straw Building Association (CASBA).
Specializing in passive solar design, Arkin Tilt Architects has worked extensively with green construction systems such as strawbale and rammed earth, renewable energy systems, and salvaged and recycled materials. Winners of many awards for their work in sustainable design, David and his wife and partner Anni Tilt live with their two children in a 100yearold solar and windpowered home in Albany, CA.
- Sustainable Cities: Concepts and Strategies for Eco-City Development
- Cooperative Housing Compendium: Resources for Collaborative Living
Lois Arkin lives and works in the Los Angeles Eco-Village, which she founded in 1993. She is the Executive Director of CRSP, a nonprofit organization she founded in 1980. Co-author and editor of two books on urban sustainability and cooperatives, she represents the Western U.S. on the Council of the Ecovillage Network of the Americas, and is a board member of the Global Village Institute.
A way to do green on any roof
A negative carbon foot print green roof. This roof will last 900 years, it does not have roofing on it, it is light weight and can go on any house.
Organic dry fruit make-up, scrub, mask; & cream
Mineral Makeup? No. Fruit Makeup!Scrub and Mask, 3-n-1. Made of dry ingredients in a glass sustainable packaging which lasts forever! 5 for different skin types: CAROB-normal, RASPBERRY-dry, CITRUS-oily, STRAWBERRY-aging/spots, GINGER- detox. All smell extravangantly delicious and are good enough to eat!They contain yogurt, honey, eggwhites, buttermilk,coconut, fruit and more.Apply a scrub using SOME drops of L'ORganique Serum13(mandarin, grapefruit, orange, keylime, lemon etc). Make a mask using water or any liquid such as cranberry/orange juice; or apply dry for a foundation or blush! Make lipstick using L'ORganique's day cream/gel.L'ORganique's day and night cream are so lucious and thick a little goes a long way (see for yourself putting the container upside down!)They both give a mild sunscreen protection, and stay on even under water! These 8 facial products are mostly 100% organic approved by the USDA, OTA & COOP AMERICA. Indulge in L'ORganique its worth the experience!
Aroneanu is a cofounder of 350.org, where he serves as the youth programs director, Africa / Middle East organizer, and the creative media coordinator.
Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez are the co-founders of Back to the Roots, an urban mushroom farm in Oakland, California, growing gourmet mushrooms and mushroom kits sustainably on 100% recycled coffee grounds. Offers in hand, they were headed into the corporate world during their last semester at UC Berkeley in 2009 when they came across this idea in class a few months before graduation, fell in love with the waste-to-food model and decided to forego careers in investment banking and consulting to become full-time urban mushroom farmers! Back to the Roots diverted over 1 million pounds of coffee ground waste from Peet’s Coffee in 2011, has grown its team to 31 people, and now sells its Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Gardens at more than 1,500 retailers nationwide, including Whole Foods and Home Depot. Back to the Roots has been recognized in Forbes’ 30 Under 30, BusinessWeek’s Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25, and CNN’s 10 Next Gen Entrepreneurs. Alejandro and Nikhil are working to build a movement that can connect everyone with their food again—green thumb or not!
Arrindell is one of the founders of Damascus Citizens for Sustainability. A professional artist, she has a Degree in BioEngineering from Columbia University, and a lifelong interest in sustainable and renewable energy sources and the environmental effects of human activities. Bio engineering is the place where biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics meet.
Maria G. Arroyo is native to Southern California. She currently works with Catholic
Relief Services (CRS), based in San Diego, where she helps raise awareness andengagement on global solidarity with Economic Justice and Fair Trade (FT) as one ofthe core programs. She has traveled to Chiapas, Mexico each year since 2009, whereshe’s collaborated with Maya Vinic coffee cooperative. Maria actively supports localFT events and capacity building. She is on the University of San Diego’s FT committeeand sits on the board of FT San Diego. Maria holds an M.A. in Pastoral Care andCounseling with electives in Peace and Justice from the University of San Diego, andan M.A. in Theological Studies from Loyola Marymount University.
Resort Style Living with a Green Living Lifestyle
Art of Living City is a beautiful resort-style community designed on the principles of Vastu, Feng Shui, Green Design and Sustainable Development.Live in a spiritually energized surrounding amidst 300 year-old Oak trees, Golf Course and recreational activities for all ages.Amenities at this resort community will include:- Meditation & Yoga Retreat- Ayurvedic Spa & Wellness Center- Walking & Biking Nature Trails- Swimming Pools and Water Slides- Tennis & Badminton Courts- Access to Golf Course & Clubhouse- Organic Restaurant & Grocery Store- Lake & Open Air AmphitheatreThe project site is located close some of the world's best beaches of Panama City in Florida.
Founded in 2006 in Los Angeles by Master Tea Blender, Steve Schwartz, Art of Tea is a leading purveyor of organic and specialty teas. Art of Tea sources the world’s finest organic teas and botanicals directly from growers. Each of their over 200 teas are hand blended and hand packed “to order” in their Los Angeles based facility and are directly distributed to cafes and restaurants who share in their vision for delivering the highest quality tea experience possible.
Offering minimal-impact, maximum-enjoyment whitewater rafting vacations on the great rivers of the west. We are a non-profit corporation promoting the enjoyment, appreciation and protection of wild rivers and canyons. Our style is informal, our guests are fun and our guides are extraordinary. Join us for an unforgettable (and green) vacation.
After thirtyfive years of marriage, working, and raising two children, I realized something drastic had happened to the world that was not good for my future grandchildren. The philosophy of EcoBirth arose from my desire to take responsibility for what happened during my watch and to try to prevent further poisoning of our earth, women and babies. I am leveraging my career with startups in software, advertising and the beginning of the internet to launch EcoBirth which cherishes Mother Earth as a means of protecting our mother's wombs, our baby's births and our children's futures.
EcoBirth, on a grassroots level, endeavors to change our culture's perception of the system that affects the health of future generations. Women can personally affect a quality improvement in the human species by enabling their bodies to be safe and clean first environments for their babies. EcoBirth wants to empower women to make good decisions about how they treat their homeEarth, their own bodies and their child's birth experience. We uniquely include the birth experience, the universal life event, as a pivotal part of the understanding of the ecology of life. We want to protect our children by ensuring that there are no more toxins in our bodies or in our developing babies. We want our babies born in a caring, natural way and raised in a safe, nontoxic world.
I am a 6th generation Californian, graduate of UC Berkeley and joyously live in the best place in the world