The twin interests of sustainability and the realities of human nature interested Adam from an early age. After studying Biotechnology in London he worked in over 18 countries on the production side of the film business, setting up desert camps in Jordan, and managing huge projects and teams from India to Argentina. After twenty years in film he took the plunge and blended his film work with his passion as a scuba diving instructor, emigrated to Australia to produce marine Natural history documentaries with the hope of saving these fragile ecosystems - a work still in progress.
Having lived on a number of co-housing projects and communities he developed economically and environmentally sustainable projects such as collaborative strawbale house building micro-communities, he came to New York in 2005 founding SustainabiliTV.com, producers of The Business Case for Sustainability.
In 2009 Adam founded KeyWifi.com a web company that enables better use of internet bandwidth through collaborative consumption but enables the costs of access to be reduced for everyone with significant ramifications for sustainability and creating opportunities low income families and the developing world. Adam is also The Founder of Shared Squared a NY group of peer 2 peer and sharing organizations that are aligning to develop the shared economy in NY. He lives with his wife and young son in Brooklyn, NY.
Where ethics meets aesthetics, Magnifeco.com is the digital source for eco-fashion and sustainable living.
Dedicated to bringing together ethical designers and conscious consumers from all corners of the globe, Magnifeco.com publishes stories about small artisans and corporate retailers who are focused on producing garments or products in ways that won't harm the earth, yet still offer stunning visual appeal and longevity.
With over 1,000 articles on the site, founder and editor-in-chief Kate Black is well versed on eco and ethical fashion principles and what consumers should be looking for.
In this panel, Kate brings together 2 designers: one producing fair trade in India, the other producing organic cotton dresses here in New York, to uncover what defines ethical fashion and how consumers can (easily) find it.
Jack Blackfelt has abandoned the fast life of hardcore and self-gratification to find a path to peace which allows for questioning the road signs on the way. He has kept a steady meditation practice since 2004 and is a self-teaching student of Buddhism in the Threravada / Insight Meditation Community tradition. Though not formally trained as a dharma teacher, he has received some tutelage in New York City from Josh Korda of Dharma Punx NYC. He co-facilitated that group's monthly "dedicated practitioners class" for a year after returning from a three-week pilgrimage to the historical Buddhist sites Northern India. He has led DC Rebel Dharma Punx here in Washington since June of last year, after moving here from New York. Centering on the relationship between mind and the body, and utilizing the teachings of the Buddha in a contemporary context, he hopes to offer a radically beneficial way of engaging with life's complexities where they start - in our relation to them.
Chef David Blackmon's first love is the passion for cooking and excitement in the kitchen. He has 20 years experience as a professional chef.
David’s career started with a family-owned catering company while attending high school. David received culinary training at Kendall College in Evanston, IL. He put the love of his art on the “back burner” to work for a well-known Chicago newspaper upon receiving his BA in Media Communications from Chicago State University.
Chef Blackmon’s culinary approach has a Southwestern, Italian, Southern, and Asian flair. Never forgetting his family’s roots in soul food, David does updated dishes with a healthy twist.
Currently David is Program Coordinator of the Agricultural Science, Hospitality & Culinary Arts Programs with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).
David enjoys spending time with his wife and their twin children, son David II and daughter Maya. He is currently working on his first cookbook entitled, The Way to Her Heart. And yes, he does cook occasionally at home.
The online store where Science & Spirit Unite!
Explore new ideas and Connnect with Your World! The new conscious media online store where science and spirit unite!
100% Bamboo shirts that are wearable art!
Blend Apparel, Inc.'s purpose is to provide an eco-friendly line of clothing that moves the public mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Our shirts are made of 100% bamboo, an innovative textile fabric that is incredibly soft, surprisingly safe and unquestionably sustainable. Blend Apparel's tagline, "Wear we live," addresses the inherent social commentary designed in each beautiful piece. Ultimately, our goal is to produce shirts that are wearable question marks directed at how and why people -- and fashion -- live and work. In doing so, we hope to provide our customers with a new method to speak the vision of their mind while taking advantage of Earth's most sustainable plant -- Bamboo.
Blendtec(r) is a leading manufacturer of commercial-grade blenders for business and home use. Their blenders are famous for their power, speed, simplicity, and easy cleanup. The Designer Series blender features Blendtec's latest innovations, including an illuminated capacitive touch interface, preprogrammed blend cycles, and a touch-slider for fine-tuned manual speed control.
Blissful Homemakes green home cleaning products with the power of aromatherapy.Our mission is to change the way people clean, making it a positive and uplifting experience. We do this by using pure, therapeutic grade essential oils that create a sense of bliss with each spray. Our essential oils have the proven benefits of stimulating, calming and healing the mind, body & spirit. And they go beyond smelling incredible! Their natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial qualities make them highly effective for cleaning.We use simple ingredients that everyone understands. Every ingredient is food-grade and naturally safe for humans, animals and the environment.We also infuse our products with the high-vibration energy of yogic chanting, which is something that no other product has.At Blissful Home, we are not just about GREEN. We are about the EXPERIENCE. We are about CONNECTION. We are about BLISS.
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Blissoma uses restorative, effective herbals and essential oils to foster body balance and well-being. Unique products like Stress Relief Serum, Yoga Mat Cleanser, and Lip Elixirs represent Blissoma's creative way of bringing nature to the modern eco-consumer.
The full line encompasses a wide range of 100% vegan soy candles, massage oils, mists, zero-synthetic perfume oils, soaps, and *new* summer Bug-Free Bliss candle and Backyard Bliss Sprayable Lotion. Carefully created in small batches in St. Louis, MO at the Irie Star studio.
Available at Whole Foods Market midwestern stores and fine independent retailers.
Bloch of Transition TakomaPark has worked in the peace and environmental justice movements since 1980 asan organizer and coordinator of creativenonviolent direct action campaigns, both locally and internationally, marineand land based.
Daniel Block is the coordinator of the Fred Blum NeighborhoodAssistance Center and is currently finishing final analysis of theNortheastern Illinois Community Food Security Assessment.
Eric Bloem has directly consulted with dozens of major corporations on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender related workplace policies. Before joining the Human Rights Campaign Foundations Workplace Project in 2005, he spent six years as a manager with Accenture, where he provided change management consulting services to many Fortune 500 companies, including Best Buy, Fidelity, Walgreens and Citigroup. Bloem brings with him notable experience helping companies adapt to strategic change. Bloem developed the HRC Foundation Corporate Equality Series, a group of workshops designed to help human resources and diversity professionals better understand GLBT workplace issues. He conducts these workshops in strategic locations across the country. Bloem holds a bachelors degree in business administration from Bucknell University.
Matthew Bloms passion is working with individuals and groups in transforming conflict into collaboration. A graduate of the Bay Area Nonviolent Communication year long leadership program, Matthew is a professional mediator helping parties in conflict find peaceful, enjoyable solutions for all. In addition, he has facilitated groups of up to 300 people in Open Space Technology, including The National Conference for Dialogue and Deliberation and the US Project Speaking Peace conference.
Drawing on a degree in education, and years of teaching abroad in S. Korea, Thailand, India, Nepal, and Ethiopia, Matthews mission is to help everyone he meets to find a more direct, joyful path to their visions.
Bloom is the owner and lead designer of N.W. Bloom EcoLogical Landscapes, a design/build firm that is a leader in the sustainable landscaping. Along with being a Certified Professional Horticulturalist (CPH) Jessica is also an ISA Certified Arborist. The firm's work has won numerous awards for their environmental stewardship as well as for their beautiful designs that focus on the ecological function of the site, including resource conservation and are completely organic. In 2008 NW Bloom won the Governor's Award for Sustainable Practices from the Department of Ecology, and the WSNLA Environmental Excellence Award. Bloom has designed and built popular gardens at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show winning 2 gold medals, 2 Pacific Horticulture Magazine Awards, Ethel Moss's People's Choice, Sunset Western Living Award, 425 Magazine Editor's choice award, American Horticultural Society Environmental award, Arbor Eden Gala People's choice award.