On February 15, 2011, President Barack Obama presented Sylvia Mendez with the Medal of Freedom. "She has made it her mission to spread her message of tolerance and opportunity to children of all backgrounds and all walks of life,” Obama said. Sylvia retired from
- HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design
Mendler is a Design Principal and Senior Vice President for HOK in San Francisco, with over 20 years experience leading the programming and design of diverse building types. A nationally recognized, award winning sustainable design leader, she has contributed to numerous high profile showcase projects.
Mendler is coauthor of the HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design, published by John Wiley ; Sons, and speaks often at conferences and industry events. She serves on the board of directors of the US Green Building Council (USGBC).
Experience the variety and power of the rhythms from Brazil. Participants of all ages and levels of ability will be introduced to several traditional Brazilian grooves and songs of Brazil with easy lyrics in Portuguese. Use the recycled percussion instruments provided or bring your own instrument and learn to fit to the Brazilian beat
Ms. Mendoza is an experienced entrepreneur and small business consultant who excels at explaining the rewards, challenges and opportunities for women entrepreneurs. In her role with Women’s Initiative, she conducts outreach through the agency’s many partners and leads "My Business Action Plan" classes where students learn of Women’s Initiative services and conduct a self evaluation of their readiness to become an entrepreneur. Using her experience and Women’s Initiative’s patented tools, Marianela reviews each applicant to the 3 month training program, thus increasing each student’s likelihood of future success.
Brian Menifee is a junior mechanical engineering major that attends Howard University from the beautiful city of Houston, Texas. Brian is focusing on applying his major into a field called appropriate technology, which is defined as designing or engineering technology that takes into account environmental, ethical, cultural, social, political, and economical aspects of the community. Brian hopes that he will be able to empower communities within so that they will have the tools and resources necessary to achieve instead of relying on outside forces.
Mercy For Animals is a national non-profit animal protection organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies. MFA is a voice for animals through humane education, proactive advertising campaigns, undercover investigations, and grassroots activism.
Meridian University offers degree programs that educate students to engage the professions of Psychology, Business, Education, and the Arts in creative and transformative ways. These degree programs provide a cumulative, emergent, and integrated curriculum, empowering the students transformation both personally and professionally.Meridian offers its Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral programs in two formats: 1) Monthly learning format; and 2) Blended learning format. Both the Monthly and Blended learning formats support the transformative learning intent of the curriculum while providing learners, who have commitments to family and/or employment, with the opportunity to complete their coursework within a reasonable time frame.
Human grade food for dogs and cats
As a manufacturer of healthy holistic foods and body part chews for cats and dogs, Merrick Pet Care is not only concerned for the welfare of your pets, but also about the environment and resources that we share.
On the top floor of an office block in the centre of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia you might find Tadesse Meskela. As the General Manager of the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union, Tadesse spends most of his time flying around the world meeting coffee buyers who will pay his farmers a better price than that set by the international commodities exchange. Tadesse's responsibility cannot be under estimated. He represents 101 Cooperatives and the livelihoods of over 74,000 coffee farmers, which including their families is over half a million people. His relentless determination and drive to help them comes from his upbringing.
He grew up in the countryside outside Addis Ababa in a poor family where for many years they could not afford to buy him a pair of shoes nor give him a packed lunch for school. Every day for several years, Tadesse walked bare feet for two hours to school and two hours home again.
Determined to find a way out of poverty, Tadesse worked hard at school until he won a place at university. By the early 1990s he was working as a senior expert in the state Agricultural Bureau and after a twomonth cooperative training placement in Japan, Tadesse was inspired to develop a cooperative union system as a way for farmers to retain the huge sums of money being paid out for the services of middlemen and exporters. In 1999, the Oromia Coffee Farmers' Cooperative Union was established and since then, the Union has facilitated the building of four new schools, seventeen additional classrooms, four health centres, two clean water supply stations, and $2 million have been returned back to the farmers in the form of dividends.
It was inspiring to spend over two and half years filming Tadesse in Ethiopia, London and the US. His story is the story of an attempt to make globalisation work for the producers behind some of the world's most valuable products. He has found a way around the structures that block farmers being paid a fair price. However, as he says himself in the film, this is not just an issue that affects coffee but all the products coming from the poorest countries in the South.
Terese Messman, founder and owner of Microfibers Unlimited for 14 years, is committed to offering products that are genuinely kind to Earth’s environment as well as taking a stand for sweatshop-free production, rare in the textile industry. MU’s products are guaranteed to be produced sweatshop free - harming no man, woman or child during production. Her company offers premium quality, hospital-grade microfiber products from Sweden and Asia, and uses components that are made in the U.S.A. whenever possible. MU has helped thousands of cleaning professionals, businesses and homeowners to reduce or eliminate chemical use in their homes, offices and institutions while reducing their carbon footprint by cleaning without consumable solutions. She continually researches green cleaning trends nationwide.
Terese has a lifelong commitment to helping the environment – she was a founding member of a recycling club in high school started on the first Earth Day in the 70’s, and has volunteered for Citizens for Conservation in Barrington, Illinois as well as teaching nature study in schools and summer camps in the Midwest. She has a restored wetland prairie landscape in her backyard which borders a forest preserve lake in the Chicago area. She is also a co-founder of Character Counts in the Barrington Area and gives seminars on anti-bullying programs to park districts, camps and youth groups. Her company website is www.MicrofibersUnlimited.com
Down to earth prefab
Method Homes offers sustainability-built, energy efficient, healthy and durable prefabricated dwellings with a focus on quality and client satisfaction. Method Homes now offers a number of prefab home options including the Cabin Series and S-M-L Series, both by Balance Associates, custom prefab homes by Balance, the Homb line (welcomehomb.com) in partnership with Skylab Architecture, and custom prefab solutions by our architect partners and in house architects.
MetNet 2.0 is building the Washington area's most comprehensive calendar of progressive events, which will be available online in November, 2008. Contact list: http://www.dcslf.org/metnet.html Volunteers are needed! MetNet 2.0 is also organizing the first of what will become monthly Eco/Justice Cafes at the Unviersity of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, Firebird Inn at 4200 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20008. The first Cafe will take place on Friday, Nov. 14th from 6:30 to 10pm. A $10 donation will be requested. Food, refreshments and live entertainment will be provided. Cafe volunteers are also needed!
Metro is the Founder & CEO of UsedCardboardBoxes.com (UCB), a national reuse company tackling the gratuitous $50 billion cardboard industry, where most boxes are used once, then recycled or thrown away. A prolific eco-entrepreneur, Metro balances the need for financial returns with his passion for environmental and social responsibility. In 2002, Metro launched a retail model to serve the LA area. This first attempt was under-capitalized and riddled with logistical challenges, forcing him to cease operations in 2005 and absorb over $300,000 of personal debt. Within just one year, Metro was able to raise venture capital, rewrite the plan and launch a scalable, tech-centric model, known today as UCB. Beginning with Los Angeles, Metro expanded UCB across the US and now services some of the largest companies in the nation. Metro holds an MBA from the University of Arizona and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maryland.
Metro is published in more than 100 major cities across Europe, North & South America and Asia . Metro has a unique global reach — attracting a young, active, well-educated Metropolitan audience of more than 20 million daily readers. Metro is a free daily newspaper written and designed for young and ambitious professionals. Designed for a 20-minute read, the paper gives metropolitans all they need to know, Monday through Friday, during their morning commutes. Local, national and international news and colorful features are presented without any bias, but showcase a proudly urban attitude and style.
Metro World, Inc. is dedicated to improving environmental conditions around the world with our environmentally-responsible & sustainable products. MWI manufactures, distributes and designs innovative and unique copyrighted products that make lasting contributions to our customers such as 100% Bio-Based Biodegradable & Compostable plastics, and Energy-Efficient Lighting Solutions.
Org. dedicated to promoting sensible growth in Chicago region.
Founded in 1934, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group of business and civic leaders committed to serving the public interest through development, promotion and implementation of sound planning and development policies so all residents have access to opportunity and a good quality of life, the building blocks of a globally competitive greater Chicago region.
Pernilla Alex von Mettenheim is an entrepreneur, with a background as reporter in Sweden and USA. Arriving to Sweden as a 29 years old she brought a natural sense of sustainable business development. Currently the owner of Mrs. Lavender LLC and Vice President of Sage Master Build LLC. Mrs Lavender LLC is a residential and commercial cleaning company that is green, sustainable, pays living wages and teaches ergonomically correct practices.
Ms Alex von Mettenheim has been a leader in green, holistic and sustainable practices. Her company is a long term member of Green America, USGBC and BBB of Greater Washington Area. Her passion is in helping facilitate change and development in people and organizations. She has developed marketing strategies, materials, web sites and other business development. Another passion is public speaking and leading workshops in green and sustainable business practices. To mention a few recent engagements, she was the opening speaker for the Green Living EXPO, April 2010 for Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, for the last four years held workshops, been a panelist and spoke publicly at the Green Festival in Washington DC and at Arlington Economic Development for Sustainable business.
Ms Alex von Mettenheim served SACC -USA as a senior advisor for Clean Technology 2009-2010 and worked as Director for Marketing and PR for Neo Niche Strategies. She was also teaching for four years at the Swedish School. She has also been involved in non profit personal development & mentoring for 23 years.
Mexico By Hand offers handmade, traditional, sustainable, fair trade crafts and fine folk art from Michoacán, Mexico. Exquisite lead-free pottery, beautiful hammered copper vases made from 100% recycled copper, quality textiles, and pine needle baskets--all created by award-winning indigenous artists in their family run workshops.
Stephanie A. Meyer is a commercial lender at City First Bank of DC. As the District of Columbias only community development bank, City First focuses on lending to small businesses, nonprofits (including social service organizations, churches and charter schools) and developers of affordable housing in the District and immediately surrounding areas.
Nancy J. Meyer is a visionary leader in the ongoing development and expansion of one of Maryland’s most prominent green business. She is a seasoned social justice organizer, scholar and environmentalist. With almost thirty years of experience, she demonstrates how to take good ideas and translate them into action. Nancy is an independent scholar whose work focuses on participatory action, political analysis and the dynamics of social change.
She has held management positions in local organizations: D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Whitman Walker Clinic; Calvary Women’s Shelter; ECO Recycling Center at University of Maryland and has been a non-profit consultant. She has a Bachelor of Arts from University of Maryland; Studio Arts and Individual Studies and extensive graduate work in American Studies and Education with a focus on social justice.
David Meyers is a writer, activist, organic farmer, and small-scale coffee roaster who decided years ago to put some of his skills and abilities to work to improve conditions in low-income communities locally and beyond. As one of the founders of the Chicago Coffee Confederation, which has collaborated with the Latino Union in making Cafe Chicago a truly viable alternative economic engine, David is proud and honored to work alongside the immigrant day laborers, Latino Union staff, and co-Coffee Confederators to bring the Cafe Chicago project and business to life.
Wondwossen Mezlekia has a background in Agricultural Economics and experiences as a researcher and Marketing Head for Ethiopia's largest producer and exporter of fruits and vegetables. He is currently an active board member for Fair Trade Puget Sound (FTPS) and volunteers for many other initiatives aimed against poverty. Through the well read blog, Coffee Politics (www.poorfarmer.blogspot.com), he intends to highlight the disparity that exists between coffee farmers' struggle for handtomouth living standards and multinationals' huge profits, thereby creating awareness of the injustices that exist in the global coffee trade. He works and resides in Seattle, Washington.
deisel engines runnnig on recycled straight vegetable oil
conversion of diesel engines to run on recycled straight vegetable oil
Mianra is a distributor of Adya's products. We are dedicated to helping you learn about how Adya's ionic minerals and water filtration unit can help you create clean, balanced, hydrating water from even tap water. Adya's ionic mineral sulfates have a powerful energy that not only destroys bad bacteria and removes impurities such as chlorine, but also electrically energizes water which in turn energizes your body. The water filtration unit is a stand alone, no-electricity needed system that can be taken anywhere. Mianra's professional staff is committed to supporting you as you explore Adya's products for yourself or as you establish or expand your business.
Having worked with environmental nonprofits, Michaels works at Ecoprint to help organizations green their print communications and more effectively engage stakeholders.
Locally handmade with all-natural and organic ingredients.
Michele's Granola is handmade and baked fresh daily in Baltimore, MD, with all-natural and organic ingredients. Several delicious varieties are currently available, including Original, Pumpkin Spice and Cherry Chocolate Macadamia. Michele's Granola not only makes great tasting granola, but they strive to produce and deliver it in a socially and environmentally responsible way.
Michelle King is co-owner of Mata Traders and has been Business Director there since 2007. She's visited co-operatives in India and Nepal on numerous occasions and enjoys the opportunity to work so closely with the ladies who make Mata products. During an interview Michelle and Jonit did during their last visit, one woman told them that before she joined the co-op, she never rode buses - she couldn't read the bus numbers. Now, after literacy training at the cooperative, she travels around the city by bus without problem - which perfectly illustrates the importance of cooperative structures. Michelle lives with her husband in Chicago, IL.
Massage Therapy Franchise Specializing in Alternative Healthcare<...
We are a holistic natural healthcare facility specializing in alternative approaches to healthcare. We specialize in massage therapy and incorporate acupuncture, herbal & naturopathic specialties as well as meditation, hypnosis and various forms of alternative treatments to facilitate balance from the inside out. We work with Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, and the medical community to help the client towards their healing process. You do not need to be a therapist to join our team, just the desire to help your community through alternative means of healthcare. Be one of the first in taking part of a new era of healthcare.
Joe and Linda Michon hail from Boston where Joe practiced ophthalmology while teaching at the medical school and where Linda directed a program at Centro Presente for refugees fleeing the violent conflicts in Central America. In 1989 they left Boston and embarked on a 20 year journey of full time medical mission work that took them to the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and Bolivia. The people they met and the injustice they witnessed set them up to become passionate about Fair Traded when they first learned of the movement in 2003. They have facilitated countless Fair Trade dialogues with students, faith communities, civic groups and businesses and have initiated Fair Trade programs in diverse communities. They have been residents of Claremont, California since 2010. There they gathered a team of citizens and organizations to create a groundswell of support for Fair Trade. Claremont attained Fair Trade Town status in the spring of 2012.
Katherine Michonski joined the Business Council on Climate Change (BC3) as Program Manager in September 2010, and is in charge of daily operations, membership, and development. Prior to joining BC3, Katherine worked on international climate and energy policy as a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, where she supported the director of the program on energy security and climate change. She also provides outreach and development support for EarthSpark International, a nonprofit organization that works to alleviate energy poverty in Haiti. Katherine was previously a program assistant for the national and outreach team at the Council on Foreign Relations and has consulted for a private equity firm engaged in alternative energy investments in emerging markets.
Building Energy Efficient Low Impact Communities
Mid-Atlantic Cohousing (MAC) is a regional resource for existing and developing cohousing communities. Our member communities are located in Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. Cohousing communities reduce the building footprint thereby saving as much as 50% in energy costs.
College preparation on 2,860 acres; self-reliance, simplicity
Founded in 1932, Midland School, located in Santa Barbara County on a 2,860-acre working ranch, is a coeducational, college preparatory boarding school for grades 9-12. Midlands mission has embraced rigorous academics and responsibility to community and environment. Our interdepartmental curriculum is aligned with students learning from firsthand experience, including meeting basic needs and managing resources sustainably. Electricity from photovoltaic systems installed every year by sophomores (currently 10 percent of our campus is powered by the sun), fruits and vegetables from our organic garden and grass-fed cattle from our pasture all feed into our kitchen and dining hall, where students fulfill daily community jobs.
Where Agriculture...Meets Green Business...
Midwest Farmland Partners builds relationships with family farmers, offering a variety of options designed to help farmers obtain capital, control expenses, reduce risks and liabilities, and increase their incomes.Midwest Farmland Partners provides farmers with the infrastructure necessary to manage and maximize opportunities and protect the interests of family farmers as a collective voice.Farmers and investors participate in the income and appreciation generated by member farms with minimum expense and risk.Midwest Farmland PartnersCollectively Committed to the Business of Family Farming.
The next generation of HVAC for your home or building.
Using the greenest technology available, we install DXGeo (Direct Expansion Geothermal) systems. Our systems provide your home or commercial building with energy efficient heating and cooling, saving you money and putting you comfortably at ease.
Midwest High Speed Rail Association is a membership based advocacy group working for a network of fast, frequent and dependable trains linking the entire midwest.
Permaculture Educationclasses, webinars, talks, books
Redesigning our lives as if caring for the planet matters! Permaculture is really about relationship - our relationship as humans to the world around us. Will/do we work with the natural abundance and flows of the world around us, or will/do we ignore these? Working with the sun, the wind, the rain, the soil, and our own human love and ingenuity, will allow us to create sustainable or permanent-cultures, hence the word 'permaculture'. We offer talks, classes, trainings, webinars and books in all aspects of permaculture and in Training for Transition Town Initiatives. Visit us at Booth 1721.
Promote and educate renewable energy throughout Midwest.
The Midwest Renewable Energy Association promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration.
Migden represents the 3rd District in the California State Senate, which comprises parts of San Francisco, Marin and Sonoma Counties. One of her many accomplishments: a bill requiring cosmetics companies to disclose cancercausing agents in their products to the state.
socially conscious organic chai beverage company
My company is a chai beverage company. We offer twenty four delicious varieties of chai that are made from the highest quality organic and free-trade certified ingredients. We sell to health food stores, cafes, and cater private parties and special events all over the country side. Our intent at the Mighty High Company is to create healthy beverages that are not only made with the best all natural ingredients but are low in sugar and great tasting. Each of our beverages is lovingly prepared using ancient Indian recipes and secrets passed down through the generations; we shall not compromise their integrity and ideals. The beverages developed by the Mighty High Company promote health and well-being in body, mind and spirit.
Artisan-crafted biodegradable whole leaf tea pouches
Immerse yourself in a multi-sensory experience of tea. Each award-winning Mighty Leaf biodegradable Tea Pouch holds lush artisan-crafted whole leaf teas, chunks of fruit, spices and flowers too big for ordinary tea bags. The pouches are stitched with an unbleached cotton string, thus eliminating the need for staples or glue. We give you many reasons to get infused.
Organic vegan donuts from scratch
Our donuts are made out of our bakery in Seattle using certified organic ingredients, without chemical preservatives, hydrogenated oils (trans fat), food colorings, artificial flavors, or animal ingredients. We make our proprietary organic donut mix, our own organic glazes and organic chocolate icings all "in house".
Mike Tinskey leads the company’s sustainability activities for electric vehicles and infrastructure. His focus is to develop and implement new business models, products, and partnerships to ensure success for Ford plug-in hybrids and full battery electric vehicles globally. Prior to this role, Mike led the Product Planning and Program Management activities globally for hybrid electric vehicles and was responsible for developing and implementing Ford's electric vehicle strategy that was announced in January 2009.
Mr. Tinskey has held a variety of leadership positions during his career with Ford, which began in 1991. This includes director roles in Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Business Development, and Advanced Product Engineering. A common thread among these positions is that he was charged with identifying and implementing game-changing technologies and new business models – and developing strategies and partnerships to implement them flawlessly.
Mike holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech, and earned an MBA in Finance from University of Michigan. He holds three global patents in fuel systems.
Mikkelsen, the CEO and cofounder of CarbonContest.com, combines a deep knowledge of energy technology and conservation with a passion for the development of profitable green businesses. As an energy consultant he delivers outstanding efficiency results and savings to his clients through his audits and recommendations. The company's website is an interactive platform that demonstrates their motto of Green is Gold. The proprietary software lets the user easily and meaningfully interact with a sophisticated energy model, which helps them find where they can save money by protecting the planet. The business reflects his passion for helping others connect how they use energy, the cost of that energy and the environment. Mikkelsen also currently serves as the technical advisor to a renewable energy startup in New Delhi, India.
Mikkelsen holds a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Washington. Mikkelsen is conversant in Spanish and Mandarin and is learning Hindi. Mikkelsen lives in Seattle where he is a member of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild. As part of his love for Nature, he spends as much of his free time sailing, rock climbing and camping in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Eco-friendly Kitchen, bath cabinetry, countertops, flooring & mor...
Kitchen, Bath & Beyond: Green Cabinetry & all the countertop options to go with such as Richlite, Icestone, Alkemi, Recycled Plastics, reclaimed & FSC woods. We offer paint finishes, tile, flooring, custom design/build furniture and complete design/consulting service. We are also a liscensed contractor. Servicing Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington
Prior to joining the Department of Environment, Milberg worked with Booz and Company (Katzenbach Partners) in their Chicago Office. While at Booz, Milberg led multiple client engagements across a broad spectrum of industries including work with a Public/Private steering committee focused on developing a holistic energy efficiency retrofit strategy. Milberg has also worked for IBM, focusing in part on identifying and developing a preliminary strategy for how the company could enter and participate in the green economy.
As First Deputy Commissioner, Milberg is responsible for the daytoday operations of the department. Milberg is also charged with leading groups and subcommittees comprised of stakeholders from other City agencies and outside organization to develop strategies and implement programs to positively impact Chicago and the region's environment.
Milberg also serves as a Board Member and Treasurer for EPIC Academy, a contract school in South Chicago.
Milberg holds a bachelors degree (cum laude) from Claremont McKenna College in Economics and Psychology. Milberg received his Masters in Business Administration with concentrations in Strategy and Finance from the Yale School of Management.
Connecting local businesses and community.
A local non-profit association of Colorado-based companies, organizations and individuals committed to building better community through better business. The Mile High Business Alliance promotes and supports locally owned businesses through programs such as Colorado Local First and neighborhood Local Flavor Guides.
More than a decking, an exterior flooring
90% recycled decking material LEED and USGBC. Hidden fastener, low maintenance,no gaps to clean out,barefoot friendly, fire resistant.An addition to your living space.
Ron Miller, Ph.D., has been researching and supporting the educational alternatives movement for nearly thirty years, and is one of the leading theorists in the emerging field of holistic education. Originally trained as a Montessori teacher, he explored the cultural history of education for his graduate work in American studies at Boston University. He has written or edited nine books (most recently The SelfOrganizing Revolution), founded two journals, and is currently editor of Education Revolution magazine. Dr. Miller has taught at Goddard, Champlain, and St. Michael's colleges in Vermont and spoken at conferences and independent schools around the U.S. and in Canada, England, Turkey, and Mexico. He established the Bellwether School near Burlington, Vermont, and has advised numerous teachers, homeschoolers, parents, activists, and graduate students over the years. He offers an online course, History and Theory of Educational Alternatives, through the Alternative Education Resource Organization. Many of his writings are online at www.pathsoflearning.net.
A lifelong volunteer activist, Dana Miller has devoted her time to cocreating Transition Denver and a positive vision for the future after hearing Michael Brownlee speak about the Transition Movement and how it relates to climate change, peak oil, and economic instability in the summer of 2008. She found a lovely group of fellow Transitioners and together they have been busy raising awareness and educating the community about the issues facing the world in these challenging times, and how we can empower ourselves to take action at the grassroots level. Transition Denver is inspiring and supporting local initiatives in Denver's neighborhoods, collaborating with likeminded organizations, and is instrumental in creating Denver's Grow Local Campaign for 2009.
Lynn Anne Miller, is CEO of 4GreenPs, an award-winning strategic marketing firm whose mission is to bring green to the mainstream. Miller received an MBA from Georgetown University, an MA (Maitrise) in Political Science from the University of Paris I at the Sorbonne, and a BA from Lehigh University. She also attended the University of Bonn, Germany. She serves on the Boards of Companies for Causes and the Independent PR Alliance, a section of the Public Relations Society of America. She is also the founder of the Green Moms Carnival, aka @GreenMoms. Connect with Lynn on Twitter @OrganicMania.
- Rhythm Science
DJ Spooky, or Paul D. Miller, is a composer, multimedia artist and writer. His written work has appeared in The Village Voice, The Source, Artforum and Raygun amongst other publications. Miller's work as a media artist has appeared in a wide variety of contexts such as the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture (2000); the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and many other museums and galleries. His work New York Is Now has been exhibited in the Africa Pavilion of the 52 Venice Biennial 2007, and the Miami/Art Basel fair of 2007. Miller's first collection of essays, entitled Rhythm Science came out on MIT Press 2004, followed by Sound Unbound, an anthology of writings on electronic music and digital media, published in 2008.
Miller's deep interest in reggae and dub has resulted in a series of compilations, remixes and collections of material from the vaults of the legendary Jamaican label, Trojan Records. Other releases include Optometry (2002), a jazz project featuring some of the best players in the downtown NYC jazz scene, and Dubtometry (2003) featuring Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Mad Professor. Miller's latest collaborative release, Drums of Death, features Dave Lombardo of Slayer and Chuck D of Public Enemy among others. He also produced material on Yoko Ono's most recent album Yes, I'm a Witch. Miller's large scale, multimedia performance pieces include Rebirth of a Nation (now on DVD), and Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica.
The national press has called Barbara the Erin Brockovich of north Idaho because of her work to fight for a cleanup of the Silver Valley Superfund Site in Idaho. Barbara, a life-long Silver Valley resident, is the primary organizer for a small nonprofit group, the Silver Valley Community Resource Center. A century of mining and sheltering has left a pollution legacy bigger than the size of Rhode Island in the Silver Valley. Levels of lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium are above health standards and are found in soils around homes and even in homes. Barbara has been jailed, received death threats, had people sneak into her yard and destroy property. All because she wants the EPA to do the job it's been mandated to do. Currently, Barbara is conducting a grassroots movement to shut down a 20 acre toxic waste site at the Old Mission near Cataldo Idaho, a national historic landmark, native American sacred grounds that sits amidst a vast wetland home to numerous w ildfowl and animals including moose. The movement is the first time in a century that hundreds of individuals in the Silver Valley have been able to speak out regarding the rights and quality of life that many people in the United States take for granted!
Ernest Miller is a chef at The Farmers Kitchen in Hollywood and Founder of Los Angeles’ Master Food Preserver Program. Miller has years of experience with home food preservation including canning, fermenting pickling, curing, smoking, dehydrating and brewing. The Farmer's Kitchen is a project of Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles, the nonprofit that manages eight farmers markets in the Los Angeles area, and includes L.A.'s largest market, the Sunday Hollywood Farmers Market.
Natalie Miller's teaching blends creative, fluid sequencing with precise alignment instruction, and her ability to weave attention to the breath throughout practice instills a profound experience of body's inherent wisdom. With humor and eloquence, Natalie's classes inspire her students to bring the power of their yoga into the way they roll in the world - to love who they are and be in awe of who they're becoming. Her own practice is grounded in the extraordinary everyday of mothering three young and powerful girls, living in vibrant Takoma Park, and co-directing Willow Street Yoga with her lovely husband, Joe.
A successful model and filmmaker, Falkland Islands native Kia Miller has traveled all over the world experiencing many different cultures and ways of life. Yoga was her way to stay centered and nourished through this time. The creator of Radiant Body Yoga, she is certified in the Ashtanga/Vinyasa Flow tradition, as well as Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.
A devoted Yogini and teacher who imparts her wonderful passion for life and well-being in her teaching, Kia's style pulls from multiple yogic disciplines, intuitive and steeped in the traditional aspects of yoga. Her classes focus on breath, alignment and the interconnection between mind, body and spirit, allowing students to work at their own pace in a safe and transformational environment. Kia views the science and spirituality of Yoga as a path to explore our inner selves and elevate our consciousness, while creating a counter-balance to the stresses of modern life.
Colin is committed to working in harmony with our selves, all beings and the Earth. He believes that the fight for climate justice is a fight for social, economic, racial and environmental justice, and that social inequality is the root cause of the climate crisis.
Colin works with Bay Localize and the Local Clean Energy Alliance. He is coordinating the fourth annual Clean Power, Healthy Communities Conference. He has worked with the Oakland Climate Action Coalition, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Urban Habitat, and The Greenlining Institute. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Urban Studies, and a concentration in “Environmental Justice: Race, Poverty and the Environment.”
Colin is also a musician, capoeirista, and educator. He returned this year from studying Solidarity Economics in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Colin is the co-founder of InSolidarity, a two-way international social justice-focused youth exchange program between Brazil, Haiti, and the U.S.
Millet is the visionary Founder and Chief Happiness Officer of Gross National Happiness World Project, and is devoted to bringing to the West a deeper focus on happiness as envisioned by Bhutan's 4th King in his concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH), in which happiness is the measure of social, personal, and environmental wellbeing and progress rather than gross national product. Millet has assembled a masterful team of thinkers, events planners, social media producers, filmmakers, musicians, photographers and artists to develop an innovative international program designed to reveal and create experiences of happiness worldwide. Millet is also working with local members of the GNH community in Seattle, meeting recently with the Seattle City Council to discuss the possibility of the city formally adopting GNH, and was a planner and keynote speaker, along with Richard Conlin (Seattle City Council President), in the recent GNH forum, Seattle, Sunny Side Up.
Millet's commitment to a deep personal and social happiness builds upon 25 years of leadership in technology, the arts and social services. Having begun as an artist, Millet's work has since included producing web content, providing hospice care, performing standup comedy, managing remote international software teams, shooting landscapes and food as a professional photographer. A dual Australian/US citizen, Millet's broad experience of the world and her love of life and sense of humor are inseparable from her passion for happiness for all living beings, and her own dedication to the discipline of happiness has resulted in her personal promise to live one storyworthy experience every day for a year, and is the basis for her blog A Story a Day.
Provides compelling learning opportunities in social enterprise.<...
The Center for Socially Responsible Business is building innovative partnerships that offer our MBA candidates compelling learning opportunities. With access to visionaries, practitioners, and policy makers from a wide range of organizations, you can gain insight into how business activities affect human welfare and the natural environment. The Center offers lectures, an annual conference, online resources, and workshops on environmentally and socially responsible practices in business.
Since 1998, Minawear has been making colorful, durable hemp clothing, hats, and accessories for the whole family. We take hemp blended with organic cotton or silk, send it over to our cutters here in Los Angeles, then take it over to our sweatshop free sewers. We love color and use low fiber reactive dyes and no chlorine bleach. Yummy for yoga, desirable for dance, lovely for lounging. Play hard, rest easy in Minawear!
All-Natural Bath & Body products with no artificial preservatives, fragrances, or dyes.
Multi-platform, socially aware, media and marketing group publishing a monthly magazine in print and digitally with complete, integrated access. We combine our news & information outreach with community events (MindfuLive!) focusing on making ourselves, our communities, our region and our planet a better place to live.
Mindful Money Financial Counsel is a Chicago-based investment advisory firm offering fee-only financial planning and investment advice on an hourly, as-needed basis. We work with individuals who are interested in integrating their finances with their values. Mindful Money specializes in socially responsible and sustainable investing. Visit mindfulmoneyfinancial.com or call 312-675-8311.
Minga FTI is a wholesale distributor who seeks to improve the economic lives of small producers in the southern hemisphere creating Fair Trade relationships with retail advocates in the north and promoting education for all. Minga provides a sharing wage and strives to put people and planet ahead of profit.
Rebecca Mink, a native of southern California, has devoted her entire life to the mission of preserving the planet and the humane treatment of animals. Rebecca was torn between the high-end fashion she loved, and the animals and planet she adored. Noticing the lack of luxurious vegan shoes in the marketplace, she made it her mission to create the choice. Rebecca conceived the ultimate alternative and Mink was born!
Mink is a vegan shoe line that sidesteps leather for eco-friendly, animal-free materials. It has rapidly outpaced all its competitors in the arena of "green" footwear. In 2000, with sketches in hand Rebecca traveled to Italy in search of the perfect artisan who could bring her designs to life. After being shown the door by sixteen factories all refusing to even consider manufacturing such an unprecedented product, she met Marco Gambassi, whose family has been crafting shoes for generations. The creative challenge intrigued him, and working under Rebecca's strict specifications he was able to produce the shoe line she always knew she was meant to create.
Rachel Minnery, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP Homes. Rachel Minnery is an architect, LEED accredited professional and community activist with Environmental Works, a non-profit community design center. With over twelve years of experience, her passion is creating, enhancing and sustaining vibrant communities for all. Rachel has designed and managed housing, education and healthcare projects in the public and private sectors. Rachel supports communities in crisis providing disaster response and recovery services while preparing other architects to do the same. As chair of the American Institute of Architect’s Disaster Assistance Advisory Group and cofounder of Architects Without Borders Seattle, she advocates for and organizes architects to contribute volunteer design services to communities in great need. In 2006, AIA Seattle honored her with the Community Service Award. Rachel is the recipient of the Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) award from Ball State University and College of Architecture’s Award of Outstanding Achievement.
Since joining the RTA in 2009, Minor has managed many of the Regional Transportation Authority's environmental initiatives, including the development of the Regional Green Transit Plan and the establishment of the RTA Green Team. Minor also works on other regional initiatives including highspeed rail, the CREATE program and goroo.com, the RTA's new multimodal trip planning system. Minor is also currently President of Transport Chicago, the Chicago region's premier oneday transportation research conference, and has served on the Board of the Lakeview Citizen's Council.
In 2003, Minor started his career in public transportation in the Rail Development Department at the Central Ohio Transit Authority. Following two years at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Mark was hired in 2006 by Metra and held the position of Senior Transportation Planner. Minor holds a Bachelor's of Science from The Ohio State University and a Master's of Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Ross Mirkarimi was elected San Francisco District 5 Supervisor in 2004, and re-elected in 2008. In 2009, he was appointed by the State Senate to the California Coastal Commission, one of the most powerful land-use bodies in the United States. He has authored more than 80 ordinances that have had both citywide and national impact.
His legislation accomplishments include several first-in-the-Nation laws including:
- a ban on plastic bags in chain grocery stores and drug stores, which sparked similar legislation around the world;
- a commuter benefits law, requiring private-sector businesses to allow employees to pay for public transit expenses with pre-tax dollars;
- climate change mandatory protocols for both public and private sectors;
- public health, land-use and public safety regulations of medicinal cannibis dispensaries.
Community organizing and activism have always been a significant part of Ross's life. He was a co-founder of the California Green Party.
"Introducing, a creative and functional application of the art of recycling."I have taken the ancient medium of paper-mache to create a collection of eco-friendly mirrors, picture frames and wall decor. The work is designed with:1) A vibrant array of colored paper, 2) Attractive, multicolored World maps,3) 'Emerging Nation,' a reproduction of a United States historical map published in 1783,4) A stunning bonanza of stamps from all over the World! Each piece is one of a kind,5) Imagery taken from nature publications &6) Creatively hand painted and other found elements.The earth-friendly paper-mache is made from post consumer waste/discarded newspapers, magazine and telephone directories.A "History and Intent" statement, Signed and Dated is adhered to the back of each piece.Sizes: 5" dia. - 32" dia.
Eco-Friendly clothing & accesories for men, women & kids
The earth is our playground; our mission is to preserve it. This philosophy underlies the company's operations, from design to production to distribution. Through its S.E.E.D. (Sustainable Environment & Educational Development) program, Mission Playground sets aside one percent of all sales for non-profit organizations that share the same passion for protecting the environment. Clothing and accessories can be purchased online or ask for them at your local outdoor and organic lifestyle retailers across the USA, Canada, Europe and Japan. For more information about Mission Playground, please visit www.missionplayground.com.
Water Conserving Residential Urinal
Water Conserving Residetial Urinal requiring only 10 ounces of water per flush. Space efficient, hides behind wall, made of ABS recyclable plastic and weighs only 6.5 pounds.
Jones is responsible for clean water and drinking water issues that come before Congress and the Executive Branch.
Anuradha Mittal, founder and executive director of the Oakland Institute, is an internationally renowned expert on trade, development, human rights and agriculture issues, and was named as the Most Valuable Thinker in 2008 by the Nation magazine.
Anuradha Mittal, founder and executive director of the Oakland Institute, is an internationally renowned expert on trade, development, human rights and agriculture issues. Recipient of several awards, Anuradha Mittal was named as the Most Valuable Thinker in 2008 by the Nation magazine. More recently, the Institute under Anuradha's leadership unveiled land investment deals in Africa which revealed a disturbing pattern of a lack of transparency, fairness, and accountability. The dynamic relationship between research, advocacy, and international media coverage has resulted in an amazing string of successes and organizing in the U.S. and abroad. See www.oaklandinstitute.org.
Mittal has authored and edited numerous books and reports including (Mis)Investment in Agriculture: The Role of the International Finance Corporation in the Global Land Grab; The Great Land Grab: Rush for World's Farmland Threatens Food Security for the Poor; Voices from Africa: African Farmers and Environmentalists Speak out Against a New Green Revolution; 2008 Food Price Crisis: Rethinking Food Security Policies; Going Gray in the Golden State: The Reality of Poverty Among Seniors in Oakland, California; and Turning the Tide: Challenging the Right on Campus; among others. Her articles and opinion pieces have been published in widely circulated newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Bangkok Post, Houston Chronicle, and the Nation. Anuradha has addressed the Congress, the United Nations, given several hundred keynote addresses including invitational events from governments and universities, and has been interviewed on CNN, BBC World, CBC, ABC, Al-Jazeera, National Public Radio and Voice of America.
Anuradha is on the board and advisory committees of several non profit organizations including the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize), International Forum on Globalization, and is a member of the independent board of Ben & Jerry's which focuses on providing leadership for Ben & Jerry's social mission and brand integrity.
MIX 107.3 is Washington, DC’s first choice for “All the Hits” from Katy Perry, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, and many others. Home of the Jack Diamond Morning Show, MIX 107.3 and its personalities have an unmatched track record of community involvement to include hosting signature events such as the MIX for Kids Radiothon to benefit Children’s National Medical Center & the MIX 107.3 Toys for Tots live broadcasts in addition to supporting numerous charitable fundraisers throughout the year.
ORGANIC MOBY WRAP - COMFORTABLE SECURE BABY WEARING
Creators of the MOBY Wrap have released An ORGANIC MOBY Baby Carrier - EKO Certified. Are you ready to learn how to turn 18 ft of organic cotton into a secure comfortable haven for your baby? Visit our booth and leave amazed how easy and comfortable it is to Moby Wear. The design of the Moby Wrap uses your entire back, as well as your shoulders, to carry the weight of your baby. Unlike other carriers, which have narrow straps or go across one shoulder, the Moby is a wide piece of fabric that is wrapped over both shoulders and tied. There are no buckles, snaps or other fasteners which make wearing simple. Each Moby comes with a 20 page full color instructional booklet that features eight carrying positions, as well as nursing information, an exercise program and general product information.
Julian Mocine-McQueen is an Oakland native and a graduate of San Francisco State University whose world was politicized through his work with The League of Young Voters. Julian’s passion for saving our people and our planet finds a vehicle in his work as Green For All’s Field Organizer. Julian works with people around the country who are putting government investment dollars to work on a local level to build the green economy and he trains local leaders to build the green economy from the ground up. By helping other access the tools they need to communicate and engage disadvantaged communities in support of green jobs and climate protection strategies, Julian works to link local partners, celebrate best practices, and leverage the success stories for large-scale change. Julian has been featured in The Nation, Wiretap magazine and The San Francisco Xpress, and has been recognized by the California Labor Archives for excellence in writing.
Mockingbird Meadows is a honey and herb farm using biodynamic principles to revitalize an ancient tradition, blurring the line between food and medicine. Our homestead specializes in therapeutic honey spreads addressing such issues as better immunity, deeper sleep, inflammation and our popular flagship blend for a delicious daily detox. Our honey spreads are delicious and more accessible than tinctures and pills. We believe you should eat your medicine, not take it.
Organic Gifts with Modern Sensibility.
Each Mode Organic gift box is unique. Filled to the brim with natural, artisan and organic products, no two could possibly be alike, just like the customers we serve. We aim to provide our customers with a special way to say they care. At Mode Organic, we select only the freshest fruit from the best farms and orchards around the country and carefully hand-pack each item to create each special gift. We then express deliver it directly to the recipient so that their gift will never be in transit for more than two days, ensuring its fresh and delicious taste. No pre-packing, no storage and fast delivery - that is our fresh pack guarantee.