Work produced with magic and talent by Brazilian communities creates beautiful handcrafts. Proud members of Co-op America and Fair Trade Federation. Focus on PEOPLE, PLANET and PRODUCT.
Chef Be*Live is one of the pioneers of the 90's gourmet raw food movement. From 1998 to 1999 he was Executive Chef and co-owner of Organica: the Living Cuisine, in San Francisco, CA., one of the first gourmet raw living restaurants in the world.
Chef Be*Live placed #1 as Favorite Gourmet Raw Chef in the only international raw food contest the Best of Raw 2010 and also placed high in 2008 and 2009. He considers himself a "transitional" gourmet raw chef, specializing in creating raw living cuisine that tastes superb thereby helping make people's first experience with raw living foods equal to many of their cooked favorites.
A number of influential individuals have enjoyed Chef Be*Live’s culinary artistry including Jake Gyllenhaal, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Woody Harrelson, Nick Nolte, Jeremy Piven, Andy Dick, Mike D, Anna Getty, Aileen Getty, Angela Bassett, John Salley, Rohan Marley, Brett Dennon, AC Green, Bleona Qereti, Michael Beckwith, Ammachi, Brittany Daniel, Barry Zito, Greg Cipes, Ed Begley Jr., Cathlene Silvers, Anthony Borden Ward and others.
Chef Be*Live was featured in the supermodel Carol Alt's raw food book The Raw 50, where you can find the recipe for his "Mom's Stuffed Bells". The recipe is also available on this website under the recipe section.
Recycled Paper Jewelry made by Impoverished Ugandans
BeadforLife eradicates extreme poverty by creating bridges of understanding between impoverished Africans and concerned world citizens. Ugandan women turn colorful recycled paper into beautiful bead jewelry, and people who care open their hearts, homes and communities to buy and sell the beads. The beads become income, food, medicine, school fees and hope. It is a small miracle that connects and enriches everybody in the Bead Circle.All net profits from BeadforLife are invested in community development projects that help people work their way out of poverty.
Elegant, contemporary, traditional Huichol Indian beaded jewelry,...
Experience the elegance and beauty of beaded jewelry handcrafted by the Huichol people of Mexico at The Huichol Center for Cultural Survival, a nonprofit organization. All of our jewelry is made with finely polished 15-point glass seed beads and Nymo nylon bead thread to be long lasting and durable. Fairly traded.
Fair trade recycled paper jewelry from Uganda
A fair trade company fighting poverty through providing economic opportunity to those in Africa living in poverty now and scholarships to orphans to prevent a life of poverty later. Art bead jewelry created by those displaced by the internal civil war in Uganda
Chip Beam lives in Alfred, N.Y., and is the cofounder of Beaver Energy LLC. Chip is a CADD specialist for Larson Design Group in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Bear Wallow Herbs creates handmade organic herbal tinctures and salves that inspire you to take care of your health naturally. Bear Wallow Herbs uses renewable off-the-grid energy in the remote mountains of northern California. Herbs are hand harvested from sustainable gardening and wildcrafting. Bear Wallow Herbs most popular product is the Herbal Medicine First Aid Kit that is complete with tinctures, salves, and laminated directions cards in a zipper travel bag. Check out the website to see full descriptions of products and to place an order. www.bearwallowherbs.comAlso, join Bear Wallow Herbs and herbalist Cara Saunders at Alemany Farm for a fun workshop on November 9th from 1-3pm. Call or email for more details.
After more than seven years working in the private sector providing social media and marketing services, Bearns founded Current Shift to support non-profit and for-profit business and organizations whose products and work promote community building and sustainable practices and choices. Current Shift provides innovative, integrated new media solutions, marketing and media planning, with the focus on flexible strategies that can be quickly and easily adapted to respond to the constant changes in the business, financial and political landscapes. Clients include Klean Kanteen and Bronwen Jewelry, and political campaigns in Oregon: “Ban The Bag,” “Clean Energy For Oregon,” and “BPA-Free Oregon.” Bearns is also a co-owner of Wend Magazine and holds a Master’s degree in New Media Journalism from Northwestern University. In addition, she also spent time as web developer for public television in Chicago and has been a freelance writer and editor for the last 17 years.
In 2006, author Colin Beavan, a newly self-proclaimed environmentalist, could no longer avoid pointing the finger at himself. He left behind his liberal complacency for a vow to make as little environmental impact as possible for one year. No more automated transportation, no more electricity, no more non-local food, no more material consumption...no problem. That is, until his espresso-guzzling, retail-worshipping wife Michelle and their two year-old daughter are dragged into the fray! What would it be like to try to live a no-impact lifestyle? Could it catch on? Is living this way more satisfying or less satisfying? These are the questions at the heart of his endeavor, through which Colin hopes to explain to the rest of us how we can realistically live a more "eco-effective" and, by turns, more content life.
Colin's experiment became the subject of his provocative, award-wining blog noimpactman.com (one of Time Magazine's Top 15 environmental blogs), his book No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life Along the Way (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), and a Sundance-selected documentary by the same name. His story provided a narrative vehicle by which he could attract broad public attention to the range of pressing environmental crises including: food system sustainability, climate change, water scarcity, and materials and energy resource depletion.
Following the release of the book and the film, Colin founded the No Impact Project, an international environmental non-profit dedicated to empowering citizens to make choices which better their lives and lower their environmental impact through lifestyle change, community action, and participation in environmental politics.
Marisol Becerra is a 20yearold Chicana from Chicago and 3rd year public policy, geography, and community service studies student at DePaul University where she cocoordinates the campus Environmental Concerns Organization (ECO). In 2003, Marisol volunteered with Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) to map and inventory the toxins found within 150 blocks of her predominantly MexicanAmerican community, Little Village in Chicago. Marisol was enraged to discover that in Little Village more than 60,000 youth in a twomile radius of the Fisk and Crawford Coal Power Plants are forced to breathe air that violates EPA standards. She was inspired to act, she said, in order to shut down these coal power plants, build more parks, and clean up the toxics. We must organize more people to stand up and fight. Her first step was launching the youth branch of LVEJO
Vanessa Beck became a healthcare activist five years ago, motivated by her own struggles to obtain care for a chronic condition. She was searching for the care she needed in the short-term, and for a long-term solution for uninsured, under-insured and un-insurable people like herself. That is when she discovered Healthcare-NOW.org, a national organization fighting for single-payer national healthcare, and House Bill 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act. Heartened, especially after Michael Moore’s SiCKO was released, Vanessa became a fighter, and with other activists, co-founded the grassroots group Chicago Single-Payer Action Network (ChiSPAN) in the summer of 2004. ChiSPAN is dedicated to fighting for national healthcare through action and education.
Representing ChiSPAN, Vanessa has spoken about single-payer and healthcare disparities at numerous universities and rallies across
Drawing on over 25 years experience in industrial design and renewable energy engineering, Becker discovered a unique way to utilize wind power in locations previously unavailable. In the 1990s he began the development of an urban wind generator he calls the Aeroturbine which is now at the center of his effort with Aerotecture International, Inc. (AI). AI is an Illinois corporation working on all forms of renewable energy and centered on urban wind power.
Beckers most important influences have come from R. Buckminster Fuller; his research as professor of industrial design at University of IllinoisChicago; and his years of collaboration with architects exploring solar thermal and solar electric design applications.
As part of an Evanstonbased volunteer group, Becker cooperatively designed and erected the first successful urban wind generator in the US. He also helped found the Center for Neighborhood Technology in Chicago, and coordinated the design and construction of five solar heated greenhouses/solaria located throughout the city. As a product development engineer with SunWize Inc, he collaborated with CEO Richard Lewandowski in the design and development of over twenty solar electric projects and products. SunWize is now one of the most successful renewable energy companies in North America.
As CEO at AI, Becker has led an innovative team that has established AI Aeroturbines from San Francisco to New Jersey and is now planning manufacturing in India and China to complement production in Chicago. Locals in Chicago can see his largest project to date, a multifamily residential building with eight rooftop Aeroturbines developed with the international architect Helmut Jahn.
Please see www.aerotecture.com. Becker can be reached through his email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 3128293240.
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Beckons Organic: organic and sustainable yoga-inspired clothing for women and men.
Jaime is an artist and illustrator who channels her creativity into many different projects connecting children to the natural world. She recently illustrated her first children's book, My Mother is a Mountain and teaches art to students at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto as well as private instruction in the Santa Cruz area. She has been face painting for 4 years and loves transforming children and adults into leaf goddesses, butterflies, fairies and dragons!
Beeman has worked as the Everett Community College Administrative Services Manager and Resource Conservation Manager since 2006. Beeman gained prior experience at Department of Corrections and in commercial business; developing resource conservation plans, beginning in 1985. Beeman is also an associate Faculty member at EvCC. She teaches two of EvCC's four course certificate program in Sustainable Business. Molly is a graduate of the Washington State Criminal Justice Academy and is a Certified Building Operator, as well as an Energy Manager.
Organic Local Vegan Bakery Caterer and Foodcart
A vegan food service specializing in baked goods and catering locally grown organic foods.
Rachelle Carson-Begley grew up in Atlanta, GA, during the Civil Rights Movement and escalation of the Vietnam War. It was needless to say a very dramatic time. Her home was not lacking in the drama department either, thus grooming her for a theatrical life. She wanted to be an actress since she was four years old and started pursuing it in high school. She then moved to NYC to study when she was 18 years old and got her first professional job on the soap “Another World” when she was 20 years old.
Rachelle has not stopped working since although there have been many dry periods for work in which she opened a Pilates Studio in Los Angeles.
Another passion of Rachelle;s is recently completing working on a musical with her husband, Ed Begley Jr., who wrote and directed it about the life of Cesar Chavez. Chavez was the farmer who helped create the Farm Workers Union. It was a great experience and a wonderful project. Rachelle and Ed also wrapped their third season of their own show “Living With Ed” on Discovery’s Planet Green. It’s about their wonderfully wacky lifestyle that hopefully one day will be more main stream. But, today, it’s still a novelty. They live in a solar powered house, and drive a Prius or Ed’s all electric car around LA. They recycle everything! It’s been an adjustment to live like he does, but she managed to adjust. She has said she feels a little like Eva Gabor in “Green Acres”
Over the years, Rachelle has supported many charities, including Water Keepers, Green Wish, anything involving children and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Rachelle has worked in theater, films and TV for 27 years, and she is hoping for another fifty! In her free time, she loves decorating her home and spending time with her husband Ed and their daughter, Hayden.
As environmental issues become more pressing, there are two possible responses: forget it and hope that government and corporations will figure it out, or take action yourself.
In the “take action yourself” camp, a few individuals are leading the way. One such person in California is Ed Begley, Jr.
Turning up at Hollywood events on his bicycle, Ed has been considered an environmental leader in the Hollywood community for many years. He serves on the boards of The Coalition For Clean Air, The Thoreau Institute, and the advisory board of the Union Of Concerned Scientists, among many others,
His work in the environmental community has earned him a number of awards from some of the most prestigious environmental groups in the nation, including the California League of Conservation Voters, the Natural Resources Defense Council, The Coalition for Clean Air, Heal the Bay, Santa Monica Baykeeper, and the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation. ED has a slew of film and TV credits behind him most notable a long –standing role on St. Elsewhere and more recently his co created and produced Show Living With ED, co-starring wife Rachelle Carson – Begley.
Ed and Rachelle currently live near Los Angeles in a self-sufficient home powered by solar energy.
Andrew Behar, CEO, As You Sow. Founded in 1992, As You Sow promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. Our efforts create large-scale systemic change by establishing sustainable and equitable corporate practices. As investors, we communicate directly with executives to collaboratively develop business models that reduce risk, benefit brand reputation, and protect shareholder value while bringing about positive environmental change. Companies impacted by our work include: Chevron, ExxonMobil, General Electric, McDonald's, Safeway, Whole Foods, Apple, Dell, HP, Best Buy, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestlé Waters, Starbucks, Target, Walt Disney, and DuPont.
With 25 years of experience growing green and socially responsible nonprofits and businesses, Belanger is Coop Americas new Green Business Network deputy director.
Utuma Belfrey’s community background is in outreach, having spent over 15 years organizing and helping on various efforts as a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW); the Hunters Point Shipyard Citizens Advisory Committee; an outreach coordinator with solar non-profit Grid Alternatives and UCSF; and as a student of Labor studies. She is an electrician by trade, and has been a proud member of IBEW Local number 6 for the past 12 years. She’s certified in many areas of the green and sustainable building sector. For example, she holds a certification as a green point rater, home energy rater and a sustainable building advisor. She also holds a certification in photovoltaic from IBEW. She was appointed by Mayor Newsom to the Citizen's Advisory Committee of Hunter’s Point Shipyard and has served for five years. Mayor Ed Lee recently appointed her to the San Francisco Renewable Energy Taskforce, and she has also recently been appointed as a commissioner to the Citizen's Community Development Block Grant. Her policy background is in workforce development and renewable energy, having spent the past four years as a construction job retention specialist for the Port Of Oakland Social Justice Committee retention project, which tracks the outcomes of individuals participating in Port job initiatives. She has also spent the past year helping to initiate and implement the recently passed Mandatory Local Hire legislation in San Francisco. She is a watchful eye, helping to ensure the investment of CDBG funds is put to the best use by encouraging better outcomes and performance from CBOs, and working with them to help them do their job better.
Walking on Fire: Haitian Women's Stories of Surival and Resistance (Cornell University Press, 2001)
"Birthing Justice: Women Creating Social and Economic Alternatives" (Other Worlds, 2012)
Beverly Bell has worked for more than three decades as an organizer, advocate, and writer in collaboration with social movements in Latin America,the Caribbean, Africa, and the U.S. Her focus areas are gender justice; economic justice; participatory democracy; and rights for indigenous peoples and small farmers. In addition to hundreds of articles and reports, Bev published Walking on Fire: Haitian Women's Stories of Survival and Resistance and Birthing Justice: Women Creating Social and Economic Alternatives. Bev is Associate Fellow for the Institute for PolicyStudies and coordinator of Other Worlds.
Donna Bell is currently the EV Infrastructure and Smart Grid Technology manager in the Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental Matters Organization at Ford Motor Company. In this position, Donna is responsible for managing the launch readiness of electric utilities in the US and Europe inclusive of Value Charging, developing the Smart Grid technology roadmap, and developing and coordinating EV Policy positions for US, Europe & China. Donna works closely with utilities in the U.S. to develop EV Infrastructure solutions that benefit both the EV customer and the utility companies. She also supports plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) readiness boards around the country; ensuring that all opportunities that support EV adoption are considered.
Prior to joining the Sustainability team, Donna held various technical and leadership positions in the Electrical and Electronics Systems Engineering organization at Ford including body module electronics design, electrical systems design and analysis, purchasing for driver information components, 6-Sigma as the Electrical Project Champion, Electrical Program Module Team (PMT) leader for the 2008 Ford Focus delivering the first to Ford award winning SYNC system, PMT leader for the 2011 Ford F150, and the Micro-hybrid Electrical Systems supervisor delivering fuel economy improvements for future Ford products.
Donna has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University, a Master of Science degree in Electronics and Computer Control Systems and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Wayne State University. She is currently enrolled in the Global Executive Track Ph.D. Program at Wayne State University.
Donna was recently co-organizer and MyEnergi Lifestyle panelist for the Smart Grid and EV Infrastructure Session at the 2013 SAE World Congress.
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Bella di Terra Inc. develops and manufactures all natural and organic skin care products from Camano Island, Washington USA. We specialize in Facial Skin Care products, and also offer Aromatherapy products and Bath & Body, in addition to a full line of Professional products that are used by Aestheticians at luxury spas across the country. We provide the finest natural skin care formulations and infuse a loving energy into each, handcrafted batch.
Bella Energy is Colorado's leading solar integration company. With over 120 years of solar energy experience, and 7 NABCEP certified energy professionals on staff you can be sure that you are working with Colorado's best solar team. Bella Energy empowers local communities with free, clean, renewable energy. A solar energy system from Bella Energy can provide your home or business with locally produced energy for over 30 years. Our team of solar experts will work with you to design, engineer and install a solar system that meets your unique needs. See how you can capture the sun and contact Bella Energy today.
Belltown Spine and Wellness Center: Providing natural treatments for patients in Seattle for almost 20 years offering full chiropractic services, postural correction, massage therapy, acupuncture, and nutrition.
Since 1978, Ben & Jerry's has been making the best possible ice cream while leading with progressive values. From supporting small family farms, to being a part of the growing Fair Trade movement, Ben & Jerry's offers socially conscious consumers opportunities to have a positive impact on people and communities throughout the world.
Holistic Organic Skin Care - Handcrafted Petaluma,Ca
Since 1996 Benedetta has been committed to growing an Ecological, Sustainable business. Offering authentic, vibrant, preparations, handcrafted in small batches, using Certified Organic and Biodynamic ingredients, many locally farmed
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- How to Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism (New World Library, 2005)
Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 30 years. Described as "one of America’s most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" by New York Newsday, and called "one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement" by the Los Angeles Times, Medea has distinguished herself as an eloquent and energetic figure in the progressive movement. In 2005 she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide. In 2010 she received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation.
Since the September 11, 2001 tragedy, Medea has been working to promote a U.S. foreign policy that would respect human rights and gain us allies instead of contributing to violence and undermining our international reputation. In 2000, she was a Green Party candidate for the California Senate. During the 1990s, Medea focused her efforts on tackling the problem of unfair trade as promoted by the World Trade Organization. Widely credited as the woman who brought Nike to its knees and helped place the issue of sweatshops on the national agenda, Medea was a key player in the campaign that won a $20 million settlement from 27 US clothing retailers for the use of sweatshop labor in Saipan. She also pushed Starbucks and other companies to start carrying fair trade coffee.
Her work for justice in Israel/Palestine includes taking numerous delegations to Gaza after the 2008 Israeli invasion, organizing the Gaza Freedom March in 2010, participating in the Freedom Flotillas and opposing the policies of the Israel lobby group AIPAC. In 2011 she was in Tahrir Square during the Egyptian uprising and In 2012 she was part of a human rights delegation to Bahrain in support of democracy activists; she was tear-gassed, arrested and deported by the Bahraini government. A former economist and nutritionist with the United Nations and World Health Organization, Benjamin is the author/editor of eight books. Her latest book is called Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, and she has been campaigning to get lethal drones out of the hands of the CIA. Her articles appear regularly in outlets such as The Huffington Post, CommonDreams, Alternet and OpEd News.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is a service and repair plumbing company, we specialize in Tankless Water heaters, gas and electric, water filtration and trenchless sewer and water line replacements. We are a licensed green plumbing company thought Green Plumber USA, we are also Diamond Certified.Our number one goal is service to our customers and communities that we service.
Berenbach joined Calvert Foundation as executive director in 1997 with over 20 years of experience in microcredit to international business. At Calvert Foundation, Berenbach has developed innovative financial instruments and partnerships critical to alleviating poverty through the mobilization of retail investment dollars.
With 17 years working in the Seattle environmental community, Beres is executive director of Earth Ministry, an ecumenical organization that engages people of faith in environmental stewardship.
Fifteen-year-old Zola Berger-Schmitz first became a youth activist at the age of 13 when she began fighting for the adoption of Marine Protected Areas along the California coast. After speaking at hearings across California, making a short film, and collecting over a thousand signatures on several petitions, she received a lifetime achievement award from Heal the Bay. Zola then proceeded to found a Green Team at her school and became involved in the Los Angeles County plastic bag ban activism. For her work in her school and community, she was awarded a 2012 International Eco-Hero Award by Action for Nature. Recently, Zola spoke in front of the Los Angeles City Council at a public hearing and submited a petition urging the banning of single-use plastic bags in Los Angeles City.
Zach Berke is the founder and CTO at Exygy (www.exygy.com), a software company whose mission is to empower change makers through powerful, creative and cost effective use of technology. A San Francisco native, Zach graduated with high honors from Dartmouth College with a major in computational science. He has received awards for his research in computational neuroscience and work in WiFi networking.
Michael began his career as a stockbroker. After five years of managingportfolios, he decided to pursue his interest in environmentalprotection and study Environmental Planning.
Upon receiving a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Michaelheld several positions within local and regional governmentalorganizations in Iowa in solid waste management planning and education.Michael recently moved to Chicago where he initially worked for theChicago Park District as a Project Manager in Capital Construction.During his tenure at the Park District, he managed several largescalecapital improvement projects, including the reconstruction of SouthLake Shore Drive, which runs through historically significant Burnhamand Jackson Parks, and the restoration of the Palm House at theGarfield Park Conservatory.
He is now with the Department of Planning and Development developingand implementing public policy and incentives that encourage the use ofgreen roofs and sustainable urban and building design in the privatesector. Michael led an interdepartmental team that developed theBuilding Green/Green Roof Policy that requires private developers toinclude sustainable strategies in projects that are receiving financialor zoning assistance from the City. As of January 2007, this policy hasrequired the design of over 300 green roofs, totaling nearly 3 millionsquare feet of vegetative cover. Michael has also been involved withthe development of several innovative green roof incentive programs andis coordinating the creation of the Citys Green Urban Design FrameworkPlan.
Dr. Alyssa Berlin is a clinical psychologist, certified Gottman educator and highly sought after practitioner, author and speaker in the field of perinatal psychology. Dr. Berlin and her prenatal chiropractor husband, Dr. Elliot Berlin, founded the Berlin Wellness Group to promote naturally comfortable and healthy pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum experiences. In addition to working with anxiety and depression during and after pregnancy, Dr. Berlin offers the internationally acclaimed "Bringing Baby Home" workshop once a month, which utilizes a series of exercises and discussions aimed at helping new parents avoid the typical pitfalls and relationship discord that can often accompany the birth of a new baby. Dr. Berlin has been a contributor to the Huffington Post and the PBS project ‘This Emotional Life’. She and her husband are the proud parents of four amazing children and live in Los Angeles.
Amy's Kitchen is a family business with every member of the family taking part. The company was started in 1987, when Amy was born. Her mom and dad, Rachel and Andy Berliner, carefully nurtured the company as well as the child, paying constant attention to every aspect of its day to day activities and providing the vision that has made Amy's so successful.
Andy, who was born in Chicago and attended Purdue University, was formerly a large shareholder and President of Magic Mountain Herb Tea company, the first herbal tea widely distributed in supermarkets. Rachel was raised in a family who were eating and growing organic food in the 50's, long before doing so was popular. Besides a life long orientation towards natural foods, Rachel also has an arts background, and serves as the company's art director, overseeing all packaging design. Andy provides overall leadership and helps formulate marketing and sales strategy.
Amy herself, now a Junior at Stanford University, is also very much a part of the business and is often present at decisionmaking discussions. During the summer she likes to go to the plant and work on the burrito and packaging lines.
Amy's favorite foods as a toddler were the Vegetable Pot Pie and Macaroni ; Cheese. Her favorite now is, of course, Amy's Pizza, which she serves to her friends at pool parties and sleepovers. Her dog, Stormy, is an important part of Amy's life, and like the rest of the family, Stormy eats only vegetarian food, with pizza being her favorite too.
Debra serves as the Climate Action Coordinator for the Ecology Center in Berkeley, CA a nonprofit dedicated to providing the public with reliable information, tools, handson training, referrals, strategies, infrastructure, and models for sustainable living. In this capacity, Debra facilitates free climate action workshops serving residents and community groups throughout the Bay Area. Debra received a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley in 2003 and has been working in the environmental arena for much of her career.
Berman is a health integrationist and independent scholar who has been working with people on their individual health issues for the past twenty years. She is creator, cohost and coproducer of the Your Own Health And Fitness radio show featured on KPFA 94.1 FM and carried on 25 stations in the Pacifica Network. As one of the first to introduce the concept of health integration, for 13 years Berman has provided her listeners and clients with a critical, independent voice on the politics and practice of health. The body of her work along with other resources is available at http://www.yourownhealthandfitness.org.
Justine Bernard received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons specializing in Neurological and Orthopedic Rehabilitation in 2003. She worked in acute rehabilitation, inpatient acute care, and outpatient rotations in both St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, NY. After moving back to Washington DC, she began her own orthopedic and neurologic private practice out of a GYROTONIC® Studio in NW D.C. She incorporates her experiences as a professional dancer and GYROTONIC® Master Trainer into her treatments. In combining the GYROTONIC® system with her knowledge of physical therapy, people are able to transform their bodies from moving with restriction and unease to moving with freedom and joy. Justine teaches a course on GYROTONIC® Applications for Osteoporosis at Elements.
Having only been officially in business for a year Bernee Lee’s product design has received a number of recognitions within this short time. All the products are made in Oakland with chlorine-free recycled paper and printed with soy based inks. The paper is made in a Michigan paper mill, which is a 100% green hydroelectric powered facility. To minimize waste, her company uses trimmings from the manufacturing process to create additional products such as gift tags and memo pads. Products are available in over thirty stores including Seattle Art Museum, Oakland Museum of California, Stanford Arts Museum in Palo Alto.
- Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed?
- All Together Now: Common Sense for a Fair Economy
Author of Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed?, Bernstein is senior economist and director of the Living Standards Program at The Economic Policy Institute.
Christina Bertea served a 4 year apprenticeship in Local 159, Plumbers and Steamfitters and was the first woman admitted in the program. She designed and built a passive solar urban infill rammed earth cottage with radiant heat, taught plumbing at AND's construction education center in West Oakland, which had classes work on Habitat for Humanity houses in East Oakland. She became a contractor in 1996 and has plumbed quite a few "alternative" houses, including straw bale and rammed earth. She is also interested in the spiritual aspects of water, and creates fountains and water features.
Solio is a Universal Hybrid Charger for all Hand Held Electronics...
Better Energy Systems was founded in 2001 in London (UK) with the vision to commercialize renewable energy technologies. Specifically, the company would focus on innovative products with good design and backed by effective marketing. The goal is to close the gap between renewable technologies and consumer acceptance. Consumers should not have to compromise on style, design and functionality to take advantage of renewable energy.The companys first product, Solio, was launched in 2004. Solio is a hybrid (solar and electricity) universal charger for mobile devices. Solio has won several awards including Best of Show at MacWorld Expo, San francisco 2005, the BIOS Magazine Technical Innovation Award. Today millions of people are using Solio including the US Red Cross and all the members of the Clinton Global Iniciative.Better Energy is now expanding its scope of action to remote villages in Africa providing Solar Power for light equipment and communications.
Spinal Screening,Nutritional Advise,Posture Check
Holistic health care specializing in Chiropractic care, Nutritional Counseling, Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Acupressure.
Handmade All-Natural Gemstone Jewelry With Sterling Silver
Handmade all-natural jewelry using genuine gemstones and sterling silver. We have been featured in the Gaiam Living catalog and our procucts will be included in the Smithsonian's online catalog in the fall of 2007.
BetterWorldBooks.com - the bookstore for a better world.
Better World Books is a different kind of online bookstore. Every book sold on www.betterworldbooks.com is sold to help fund organizations addressing literacy on 4 continents. We have over 2 million new and used books, free shipping, and we ship every order carbon neutral.Shop on www.betterworldbooks.com - the book store for a better world.
Better World Club is the nation's only environmentally friendly auto club. BWC offers nationwide 24/7 roadside assistance, insurance, and travel services.
Sustainable Strategy to Dramatically Reduce Costs & Carbon Footprint
Vinnie Bevivino is the director of Urban Agriculture Operations at Engaged Community Offshoots, an urban farm in Prince Georges County, Maryland. He is dedicated to researching, promoting, and demonstrating an alternative to how we feed our communities and ourselves, working for improved economic development and social justice. He earned a degree in environmental science, concentrating in soil science, from the University of Maryland, with an eye toward working for the advancement of community development. Vinnie is a graduate of the Growing Power Commercial Urban Agriculture Program, and now teaches Commercial Urban Agriculture at Prince George's Community College. When he's not growing, cooking, or eating food, you can find him on his bike, playing drums, or working on various printed arts projects.
Consultation services on organic and green issues.
Beyond Green Living provides consultation and educational services. Beyond Green Living personal consultants are knowledgeable, professional and above all else, ready to help you transform to not only green, but clean living. Beyond Green Living:easy, affordable, and necessary change tailored to your life.We are not about the hype; this is a way of knowing and being. As green gets more hip, what is truly good for us, the communities of the world, and our planet earth, gets more and more confusing. Beyond Green Living is about doing the necessary, the essential and the absolutely easiest changes that create a haven in your home. A haven where you body, mind and soul can eat, rejuvenate and play in good health, clean air, and with a clear conscious.
Beyond Nuclear aims to educate and activate the public about the connections between nuclear power and nuclear weapons and the need to abandon both to safeguard our future. Beyond Nuclear advocates for an energy future that is sustainable, benign and democratic.
Moving society toward a renewable energy future.
Beyond Nuclear aims to educate and activate the public about the connections between nuclear power and nuclear weapons and the need to abandon both to safeguard our future. Beyond Nuclear advocates for an energy future that is sustainable, benign and democratic. The Beyond Nuclear team works with diverse partners and allies to provide the public, government officials, and the media with the critical information necessary to move humanity toward a world beyond nuclear.
- Swami for Precedent
- Duck Soup for the Soul : The Way of Living Louder and Laughing Longer
Steve Bhaerman is an internationallyknown author, humorist, and workshop leader. For the past 20 years, he has written and performed as Swami Beyondananda, the Cosmic Comic. Swamis comedy has been called irreverently uplifting and has been described both as comedy disguised as wisdom and wisdom disguised as comedy.
As the Swami, Steve is the author of Driving Your Own Karma (1989), When You See a Sacred Cow, Milk It For All Its Worth (1993), Duck Soup for the Soul (1999) and Swami for Precedent: A 7Step Plan to Heal the Body Politic and Cure Electile Dysfunction.
In his past life (before Swami), Steve started an alternative high school in Washington, D.C. and coauthored a book about his experiences, No Particular Place to Go: Making of a Free High School. A political science major, he later taught history to autoworkers at Wayne State University in Detroit as part of the Weekend College. In 1980, Steve cofounded Pathways Magazine in Ann Arbor, Michigan, one of the first publications bringing together holistic health, personal growth, spirituality, and politics.
Since 2005, Steve has written a political blog with a spiritual perspective, Notes From the Trail, hailed as an encouraging voice in the bewilderness. His new book with cellular biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton (author of The Biology of Belief) called Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here is due out in 2009.
bgreens certified organic cotton garments are made with your comfort and our planet in mind. Made in the USA, our designs are simple yet bold, soft yet durable. Our classic creations in playful prints and colorful options provide fresh looks for your active lifestyle. Healthy for the environment, perfect for your bodya beautiful and smart choice for the entire family.
Certified organic cotton garments made in the USA
Organic cotton lifestyle apparel made in USA.
bgreens certified organic cotton garments are made with your comfort and our planet in mind. Made in the USA, our designs are simple yet bold, soft yet durable. Our classic creations in playful prints and colorful options provide fresh looks for your active lifestyle. Healthy for the environment, perfect for your body a beautiful and smart choice for the entire family.
Fresh pressed ginger masala chai, micro-brewed in Boulder, CO
Each small batch of Bhakti Chai begins with a broth of cardamom, fresh ginger, black pepper, and clove. Then, the organic fair-trade loose leaf black tea unfurls in this distinctive elixir. Finally, the salve of sugar infuses with the tea to give your the sweet and spice of Bhakti Chai.Micro-brewed in Boulder, Bhakti Chai comes from the masala lineage, which blends fiery spices with traditional back sweet tea.We use organic and fresh ingredients, socially responsible practices, and environmentally sustainable products. Bhakti Chai is available in Original, Unsweet, Decaf, and coffee-blend.
Sushma Bhatia is the Toxics Reduction Coordinator and Green Business Program Manager at San Francisco's Department of Environment. She is responsible for implementing programs to promote the use of less toxic alternatives among San Francisco businesses. Sushma has successfully executed the Environmentally Responsible Dentistry Program, developed a Green Healthcare Working Group and designed a Green Garment Care Initiative. In conjunction with various local agencies, Sushma launched San Francisco’s Green Business Program and continues to manage it. She is responsible for implementing San Francisco’s nail salon recognition ordinance and has been spearheading an effort to identify safer nail polishes. Sushma has a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California. She is currently leading a statewide effort to measure environmental benefits of green business practices and is serving as a UCSF Fellow to identify Federal policy options to limit exposure to toxic chemicals that cause reproductive impacts.
Chemical free skin care for newborn and beyond
We are a chemical free skin care manufacturor.
Susan Bierzychudek is founder and principal of Green Ideals Group—a full-service branding and communication design agency for socially responsible companies. Founded in 2004, Green Ideals specializes in brand strategy, design and marketing communication for B2B and B2C clients. Their unique focus is emotionally driven communication—the intelligent blending of motivational forces with strategically sound. These elements combine with inspired graphic design to unify messaging and develop lasting audience connections through compelling, authentic brand stories that touch both hearts and minds. Prior to founding Green Ideals, Susan was VP Marketing at Axion Design, where she helped build some of the best-known brands in America, including: ConAgra, Sara Lee, Kraft, Wolfgang Puck Foods, Guinness and Foster Farms. Susan’s strategy skills were honed as a consumer trend forecaster in NYC, working with Japanese, European and American manufacturers and retailers, including: Asahi, Sangetsu, Toshiba, Federated Stores, Spiegel and Nordstom.
Water is arguably Earth’s most important resource. As the population of the planet continues to increase, maintaining a healthy water supply has become a paramount issue. Many pollutants in the air and soil eventually end up in our water supply. There can be naturally occurring contaminants in the ground water such as arsenic, mercury, lead, and bacteria as well as manmade toxins such as gasoline byproducts, pharmaceuticals, or agricultural and industrial runoff; these harmful substances often end up in our drinking water supply. The toxic materials can then build up in the human body and cause a myriad of life threatening illnesses. For a majority of homeowners and businesses today, water filtration is an absolute must.
We have been making high quality, vegetarian burritos at fairs and festivals throughout the Northwest for over 20 years. We are very excited and proud to be a part of this historic Seattle moment: The First Seattle Green Festival! We look forward to offering a deliciously organic vegetarian burrito at this year's event. Hopefully, the Seattle Green Festival becomes another annual Seattle tradition. Viva La Economia Verde!!