Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Barbara Pleasant is one of America's most trusted garden writers (Cheryl Long, editorinchief of Mother Earth News magazine). A fourtime winner of Garden Globe awards given by the Garden Writers Association, Barbara has written numerous books on a wide range of subjects from vegetables to weeds. Her 2008 book, The Complete Compost Gardening Guide, turned composting upsidedown by moving it from the shadows to the heart of the garden. Barbara is a contributing editor for Mother Earth News. Her newest book Starter Vegetable Gardens, provides plans, guidance and techniques to guarantee a successful garden, starting in the very first season.
We are a family owned business that specialized in all natural hand poured productcts. We offer highly scented hand-crafted soy container candles, tea lights, tart/melts, soy body butter, and essential body oils. We use the highest quality one-pur all natural soy was in our candles and tea lights which porous quality allows the scent to escape while the candle burns slowly. We select teh best on-lead wicks that minimize carbon buildup and smoking. We use scents that positively stimulate the five senses to help maintain the jomeostasis of both body and mind. We have created a unique blend of all natural soy body butter enriched with Cocoa, Aloe, Vitamin E, and other essentail oils. Our butter is great for dry skin on hands, elbows, and feet. Our butter is lightly scented with essential oils. We offer a variety of un-cut essential body oils. Our essential body oils are extracted from various parts of aromatic plants, flowers, and trees. We offer designer scents without designer prices.
Plug In America advocates the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, domestic electricity. We’re a diverse group of experienced electric car advocates. We promote battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Learn more about us and how you can help at www.pluginamerica.org.
For GREEN FESTIVAL SEATTLE we are teaming up with the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association, the local chapter of the Electric Auto Association. SEVA has been educating, demonstrating, and proliferating the use of Electric Vehicles in the Northwest since 1980. www.seattleeva.org
Plus Natural Enzymes is an optional substitution for toxic pestic...
Founded in 2005 by the Rick and Marsha Moskovitz, owners of a green pest control company in a suburb of Chicago since 1979, it is the mission of Plus Natural Solutions Worldwide, Inc. to usher in a cleaner, safer era of pest control. We believe in the use of non-toxic products as a cornerstone of 21st century pest management.Plus Natural Enzymes began as an optional substitution for toxic pesticides and over time has become a viable solution for the elimination of pests. Armed with safe and effective technology, Plus Natural Enzymes is a simple solution for pest problems at home, in commercial business, and in industry.
PM Press is a new publisher (with decades of experience lurking behind it), providing the avante-garde, and cutting edge with the finest in politics, culture, art, fiction, music, and film. Books, CDs, DVDs and apparel to nurture, sustain, engage, inspire and educate.
Logo Merchandise and Apparel for businesses
Sells logo merchandise to businesses made from eco frinedly products such as,jute, PET, made in the USA vegetable starches, recycled leather, alternative battery sources and post industrial plastic.
Fashionable and functional bicycle accessories
Po Campo is a designer and manufacturer of fashionable and functional bike accessories for independent, urban women. Entirely and deliberately handmade in Chicago by local tradespeople, Po Campos line of couture bike bags and accessories embraces the city's appreciation for all things genuine. Bike & be free.
Founders of Transcendentist®, Inc., Fred is a restorative and general dentist with a Ph.D. in meditation. on the board of the Engage Network, Ina is a social entrepreneur and lawyer of 18 years.
from paper trash to treasure
PoCo represents the integration of post and consumer. We make a variety of handmade paper products from notecards to tiles. each piece is unique and commissioned projects are welcomed.
Depending on who you ask, you might hear about Alixa and Naima as mural painters, rabble rousers, or exterior decorators. They are as notorious for their fistraising performances as they are for their artsbased political education workshops; as recognized for their visual art as they for Fashion Statement, their line of silkscreened clothing. Basically, Alixa and Naima are poets who moonlight as street artists, and infiltrate public schools and prisons with infectious ideas of how people can shape their own destinies.
A tattoo artist from Colombia and a gymnast from the back roads of Massachusetts, their powers combined they are the Heart Beat Soul Sister Artist Warrior duo Climbing PoeTree.
Climbing PoeTree have blazed stages from Oakland to Atlanta, South Africa to Cuba with artists such as Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, Jessica Care Moore, The Last Poets, and Dead Prez. They have led workshops in institutions from Cornell University to Riker's Island. And they have painted murals on walls from the Bronx, to Santiago, to Jamaica. Climbing PoeTree's uses their art to expose injustice, heal from violence, and
Jean Pogge is the Executive Vice President of Consumer and Community Banking at ShoreBank, Americas first and leading community development and environmental bank. Pogges responsibilities include the retail branch network, small business credit, single family mortgage lending, mission based deposits and the evolving strategy for serving the unbanked.
Prior to joining ShoreBank, Jean Pogge was President of Woodstock Institute, a nationally recognized policy nonprofit that works to promote community reinvestment through policy development, applied research, and interactive program design.
Ms. Pogge received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Barat College and a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Currently, Ms. Pogge is a board member and an Executive Committee member of the Social Venture Network and a board member of the Social Investment Forum. She also serves on the Board of Directors and the Finance and Investment Committee of the Chicago Foundation for Women. She is a current and founding board member of Pivot Consulting. She is an active member of the Chicago Finance Exchange.
Poling is the Regional President for the Pacific Northwest region of One PacificCoast Bank, FSB, an FDIC-insured Certified Community Development Financial Institution. As a member of the bank’s senior management team, Poling oversees all business development activities for Washington and Oregon as well as playing a key role in the strategic development of the overall bank. She has more than 25 years of commercial banking experience, working with a variety of industry areas and many years of non-profit leadership roles. Poling holds a BS in Finance from the University of Montana and an MBA from Seattle University
Progressive Books on Politics, Culture, and Sustainability
Progressive Books on Politics, Culture, and Sustainability
Robert Politzer is the President and founder of GreenStreet Inc. Under Mr. Politzer's leadership, GreenStreet has grown from a small environmental testing and abatement company to a leading green energy, building and development firm, operating primarily in the tri-state region. Mr. Politzer is a LEED accredited professional and was the Chair of the Sustainable Business Task Force of the New York State Environmental Business Association. He is a former New York City public high school teacher and Adjunct Professor at New York University and the New York City Technical College. Mr. Politzer holds a B.S. in Biology from Indiana University, a M.A. in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan, and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College.
Paul Polizzotto’s career in social enterprise began when he launched his first venture, the industrial/environmental cleaning company Property Prep, in 1989. A lifelong surfer, Paul melded his passion for the ocean with his talent for entrepreneurship and pioneered Urban Watershed Cleaning and Zero Discharge -- two technologies which help businesses become environmentally compliant by scrubbing toxins from parking lots and industrial sites, thus preventing the run-off from entering storm drain systems and polluting the waters into which they feed.
In 2002, Paul expanded his reach with his “Adopt-A-Waterway Program,” a public-private partnership that continues to channel corporate ad dollars into environmental awareness campaigns and technologies that mitigate storm drain and urban run-off pollution. Paul parlayed the success of “Adopt-A-Waterway” into the EcoAd Program. Launched in January 2011, this innovative advertising paradigm funnels a portion of the budgets from corporate advertising campaigns into grants for environmental projects in communities across the United States.
The EcoAd Program is the cornerstone of Paul’s current venture, CBS EcoMedia Inc., the mission of which is a continuation of Paul’s original vision: to raise public awareness about environmental issues, to help fund solutions, and to create healthy communities across the nation. As Founder and President, Paul oversees the operations and strategic direction of the company, which has seen numerous successes and accomplishments over the past year.
Paul’s pioneering work in the areas of public-private partnership, sustainable media, and social enterprise have made him a sought-after speaker. In 2010, he represented the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Embassy in the UK and Europe, where he shared his expertise in social entrepreneurship with an audience of international leaders.
He is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades. The EcoAd program is a 2012 Edison Award Winner, and in 2009, EcoMedia received the United States Conference of Mayors’ Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships Award. Vanity Fair Magazine has hailed Paul as a "Public Private Visionary," and in 2002, he was honored with the Santa Monica Baykeeper’s and the Waterkeeper Alliance's prestigious "Keeper Award."
Paul serves on the Board of Advisors for Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s Waterkeeper Alliance and is a Grades of Green Board Member. In addition, he is an inaugural member of the Board of Advisors for the Society and Business Lab at USC’s Marshall School of Business, where he is a frequent guest lecturer.
Kevin Polka is the general manager for his family business, Paragon Mechanical, Inc. He graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in electrical engineering and a minor in mathematics. His passion is to utilize his business to build better heating, cooling and domestic hot water system, which in turn, saves substantial amounts of energy. He has a wonderful wife and a beautiful baby boy.
Lynn Pollack oversees Ziyarat az Zeitoun (Visiting the Olives), a project that brings Fair Trade Palestinian olive oil and other Fair Trade products to Chicago area consumers. Visiting the Olives is a joint venture of Chicago Fair Trade and the American Friends Service Committee Chicago. Lynn has visited the West Bank and Israel three times since 2005, twice as part of an interfaith peace delegation. She serves on the national board of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), and is also on the leadership team for the local JVP chapter. A longtime member of the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston, IL, Lynn has served several terms on her synagogue's board of directors and has organized many events there dealing with the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
Jesse Pollak is an 18-year-old freshman at Pomona College, who is dedicated to protecting the environment and who believes that youth can lead the way. During his years of high school in Washington, DC, Jesse worked with the DC Mayor and City Council to help raise awareness about green jobs. As part of this mission, Jesse sought a $25,000 Pepsi Refresh Everything grant, and though he fell one place short (placing 11th out of 10 winners), he gained valuable experience on using social media to inspire and motivate youth. Building on this experience, in the past half year, Jesse co-founded a new organization, the National Youth Policy Center, which hopes to strengthen the voices of America's youth in national policy discussions. The organization's main project - YOUth Decide - aims to directly connect youth and their policy ideas to our nation's governmental leaders, and is launching in the spring of 2012.
Graduating from the Wellness and Massage Training Institute in 1999, Rebecca began her massage therapy career. She has continued her education with courses in Cranialsacral Therapy, Zero Balancing, Four Hand Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Aromatherapy, Psychophysical Re-education, Structural Therapy, Ayurvedic and Thai Massage. Furthering her interest in the Holistic health field, Rebecca completed the Foundations in Herbalism and Asian Bodywork program at the Chicago College of Healing Arts. She has been a massage therapy instructor at Olympia College and Cortiva Institute. She is a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), American Herbalist Guild (AHG), and THAI Healing Alliance (THAI). In 2011 she collaborated with other Herbalists to begin a Great Lakes American Herbalist Guild Chapter. For the last year she has run The Chicago College of Healing Arts. She is Founder/Owner of Harmony Wellness Group and has a private practice offering Therapeutic, Hot Stone and Thai Massage.
Alex Poltorak joined Education Pioneers in Chicago in summer 2010 after completing the MBA program at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. Alex spent the summer working at the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) in the Office of Teaching and Learning. Alex's projects included designing a database to store implementation data for the Response to Intervention (RtI) initiative. He coordinated with other departments to ensure that this stopgap measure would fit into longer-term technologies like CPS University for professional development and Sharepoint for interaction logging in the future. Before graduate school, Alex worked at LSI Corporation, a leading semi-conductor engineering firm, as a customer engineer managing intellectual property between globally dispersed internal and customer teams to enable cutting-edge semiconductor designs. During his undergraduate studies in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Alex interned with Micron Technologies as a product engineer to validate and characterize new Flash memory products. Alex has also worked in a family IT consulting firm and as a tennis instructor in roles that were face-to-face with customers, children, parents and all sorts of stakeholders on a daily basis.
Alex is currently on the Steering Committee for the Advocates for Urban Agriculture, Illinois Stewardship Alliance. He is also the founder of Urban Canopy.
Scott Pomeroy is the environmental programs manager for the Downtown DC Business Improvement District, managing the Greening Downtown DC Initiative a comprehensive districtwide approach where the Downtown BID focuses on greening new and existing buildings, educating tenants on green best practices, improving public spaces, and enhancing transportation options for the areas bounded by the White House on the west, to the Union Station to the east and from Massachusetts Avenue to the north and Constitution Avenue on the South. He is also the board chair of Keep Washington DC Beautiful, the local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. Prior to working at the Downtown BID, he headed up the revitalization efforts in the 14th ; U Street area as the executive director of the 14th ; U Main Street Initiative , where he spearheaded the creation of the Green Team safety and maintenance program that, since 2004, has provided firststep jobs for over 120 individuals, primarily exoffenders. Scott also currently serves on the boards of the Mid City Business Association, U Street Neighborhood Association, and Reaching Out to Others Together (ROOT).
LANART is a small, family-owned and operated company. In 1979, Angelo Ponce started LANART by creating an alpaca teddy bear for his daughter. His artistic background and Latin ethnicity were critical to founding the company. His daughter, Ursula Ponce, has been around the company most of her life, but did not formally join LANART until 2005 after completing her graduate studies. Her contribution in launching the company to its current level has been focused on building strong ties with the artists, developing a variety of fair trade practices, and overseeing certification processes. LANART innovates and creates a huge variety of quality alpaca products with Fair Trade and environmental care as core values.
Guiding many of the Denver Zoos ecofriendly initiatives, Pond is a landscape architect who serves as the vice president for planning and capital projects for the Denver Zoo.
Diane Ponder will incorporate an eco-friendly art discussion about sustainability and the importance of one's creativity. Diane showed at the Lincoln Park Art Fair and at the Chicago Cultural center in the Mark di Suervo sculpture, “The Peace Tower”. Diane’s work has also been featured in the Oak Park Wednesday Journal and the Chicago Tribune. Diane owned the Living Room Gallery, a multidisciplinary art space, was featured in a PBS documentary of an art series benefiting Sarah’s
Poon is the CEO and founder of a G.A.P Adventures, a small group adventure travel company that has won numerous awards for their sustainable travel philosophy for the past 17 years, including Ethics in Tourism, Conde Nast's Green List and Millennium Ethics In Action Award.
G.A.P. Adventures offers 1000 trips to 100 countries. Poon will discuss how he became an eco pioneer of low impact tourism, which includes travelling in small groups, taking local transportation and staying at locally owned accommodations. G.A.P. Adventures participates in a carbon offset program and has a charitable foundation Planeterra, which gives back to the international communities visited.
Focus on the critical topic of Overpopulation.
Population Connection, Monterey Bay Chapter is part of a national nonprofit organization working to stop population growth and achieve a sustainable balance between people and natural resources. We seek to protect the environment and ensure a high quality of life for present and future generations. In order to ultimately achieve this, the birthrate needs to come down. Our education and advocacy programs aim to influence public policies, attitudes, and behaviors toward lowering our population size, and inform the public about the consequences of continued growth.
Scott Porter is a Managing Director and Founder of Global Carbon Group. Global Carbon is focused on marketbased conservation with an emphasis on forestry and land use projects in tropical and subtropical regions. Prior to Global Carbon, Mr. Porter was a Managing Director at Terra Global Capital LLC., a leading US based developer of environmental projects for forestry and land use; his responsibilities included deal structuring and execution of carbon transactions both domestically and internationally. Prior to Terra Global Capital, Mr. Porter consulted to Pacific Gas and Electric on emerging renewable technologies and carbon markets. He was directly responsible for PG;E's effort to commercialize biogas facilities throughout the State of California. Mr. Porter has negotiated and contracted for a number of different types of carbon projects including: forestry, methane capture and destruction, and renewable energy.
Mr. Porter was a derivative product specialist at several financial institutions including First Interstate Bank, Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette, Bank of America, and Imperial Bank. He earned a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Wisconsin
Mitchell Posada was most recently VP of Interactive at Café Media LLC (a Lifestyle Magazine targeting bi-cultural Latinos) where he was responsible for developing digital products, acquiring users, generating traffic, developing strategy and tactics for all social media platforms, and developing and evaluating digital revenue opportunities including mobile and SMS. Prior to Café Media Mitch ran his own management and marketing consulting company helping companies target the US Hispanic Market. Mitch is currently advising a mobile commerce for airports start-up and leading several efforts to optimize mobile, web, and social media at the Chicago Fire Soccer Club (MLS). Mitchell earned his MBA from the
Organic Inspirational Apparel
Organic Inspirational Apparel
New green magazine for women.
A new green magazine specifically for women that focuses on becoming more green in every aspect of life. Presented in a lush format with easy to apply advice as well as myth-busting information.
Look Two Ways on a One-Way Street: Food for Thought from the Founder of Candle Cafe and Candle 79 (Lantern Books, 2008)
Bart Potenza, founder, now in his 31st year in the health food industry, continues to excite his loyal following with his innovative ideas and concepts in the organic vegan movement. Bart, along with his partner Joy Pierson, has created three successful vegetarian dining establishments (and soon a fourth.) Candle Cafe was the first restaurant to be certified by the Green Restaurant Association and both restaurants are at the forefront of campaigns to green the restaurant industry. The most recent is Candle 79, one of the first upscale organic vegan restaurants in the country. At the vanguard of health food marketing and vegetarianism, Bart is a proud member of Green America, Social Venture Network, Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities, The Presidents Club at F.A.R.M., P.E.T.A. and Farm Sanctuary. Additionally, Bart is a published author, both in his contribution to the Candle Cafe Cookbook and in a compilation of his daily aphorisms Look Two Ways on a One Way Street which was published by Lantern Books in 2008. Bart was also named one of VegNews Magazine’s Vegan Men We Love.
The success of Candle Cafe and Candle 79 proves Bart's original assertion that eating super healthy vegetarian food is a choice that impacts not only individual health but also the health of the planet. Bart’s "daily bread" is his quest to make our world better for all humanity. He continues to be inspired by the growth and significance of the green movement.
photo credit: Kate Mathis
Hostels and Hostelling programs for DC area
Welcome to HI-USA, America's largest network of quality hostels. We're the U.S. affiliate of the global organization Hostelling International, with more than 4,000 hostels in over 60 countries. Our hostels offer a warm and friendly atmosphere and are great places to meet people from around the world. So stay with us, and make the most of your travel budget - and have a lot more fun along the way!PAC represents the MD, DC, VA, lower DE, and WV (except for the panhandle) areas with hostels in DC, Baltimore, and Harpers Ferry MD.
Helping Clients Make Better Financial Decisions
~ Helping clients make better financial decisions ~ Experienced and deep in many areas of investment management, our consideration of socially responsible and socially conscious investments in our wealth management process and platforms allow clients the option to align their core values with the objectives and power of their investment and retirement portfolios. Additionally, through our team of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professionals, we build trusted, long-term client relationships by implementing an array of leading-edge, effective and tax-advantaged investment, retirement and financial planning strategies for individuals, families and their businesses. Our consultative, client-centric approach combined with our focus on delivering the highest levels of service help clients not only achieve their financial goals and dreams but also live their lives with great confidence, optimism and success.Members of the Potomac Financial Private Client Group, LLC offer securities and investment services through AXA Advisors, LLC (NY, NY 212-314-4600), member FINRA, SIPC, and offer annuities and insurance products through AXA Network, LLC and its subsidiaries. Potomac Financial Private Client Group, LLC is not owned or operated by AXA Advisors or AXA Network.AGE 51427 (9/09)(exp. 9/11)
Kevin is the Project Director for Oasis USA and is involved in the local and global fight against Human Trafficking. He is a pastor at large with Christian Growth International and with his family has been ministering to the global urban poor for the last 20+ years.
His family has lived in India and helped develop an AIDs care community, specifically for women and children from the slums and red light areas of Mumbai. In the UK he was the founding director of The Mustard Tree Foundation, an organization helping churches, government bodies, NGO’s and others resource the integrated needs of the urban poor. Whilst previously to moving to Los Angeles County he was assisting International Family Missions as they focussed on the city of Ciudad Juarez and was part of a new church community in Colorado. Currently he and his family are living in Pasadena, CA.
Poulson is an organization development consultant, specializing in collaboration for sustainability. Poulson cofounded Sustainable Cascadia, a bioregional initiative to achieve sustainability in one generation, and has her own consulting practice, RealTrust Consulting (www.realtrust.us). Poulson is currently on staff with the US EPA, Northwest Region as their Sr. Organization Effectiveness Consultant.
An’drea “Angie” Powell is Co-chair of Chicago Fair Trade and has traveled nationally and internationally as an ambassador for Fair Trade. She also works with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and is the executive administrator for a south side community development corporation in which she works with many faith-based communities and political and culturally diverse groups.
POWER’s work is guided by our theory of social change which sees that those people who are most affected by the problems of society - low-income and working class people, people of color, women, queer and transgender people - must lead a movement of millions to eradicate those problems. By building power from the bottom up with a commitment to solidarity, POWER is able to ensure that public policy and public institutions serve the interests of everyone. Our work resolves around three core components: *Base-Building: The Women Workers’ Project, The Bayview Organizing Project, Youth in Powerp; *Movement Building; and *Leadership Development.
POWER is a membership organization made up of low-income African American and Latino workers and tenants in San Francisco. Through community and electoral organizing, leadership development and movement building, POWER brings a human face to important policy debates, transforms individual lives and brings about broad-based policy change at the city, state and national levels.
For over 20 years, Power Home Remodeling Group has been the most trusted name in replacement windows, siding, roofing, and entry doors. Our only objective is to satisfy your every need and to never let you down and we are proud to have delivered on our promise of a gratifying remodeling experience for more than 60,000 homeowners nationwide. Choose Power and let us help you love where you live a little bit more...
- Transitioning to Green Copyrighted and Self-Published 2009, revised 2011
Jacqueline Powers is a residential remodeling general contractor, interior designer and author of a workbook for homeowners titled Transitioning to Green. First published in Sept. of 2009, it has been revised in Jan. of 2011. Jacqueline is a member of the Cascadia Chapter of the US Green Building Council and the NW EcoBuilding Guild, whose memberships instigated her desire to find green and sustainable materials for her remodeling projects. Her own experience of having lived in over 20 homes, as well as time spent in the flooring materials, cabinetry and interior design fields have provided her with a broad perspective on how we live in our homes and care for them. Today, spreading the word about using better materials for the residents’ health and the health of the planet is her main interest. She has added Sustainability Consultancy for residential and commercial to her business specialties.
Renée Powers is founder of True Green Pro Building Consultants and Monarch Tiny Dwellings, green building and tiny home consulting through the lens of regenerative design. She began educating clients about the benefits of building green in 2004. In 2010 she added permaculture principles to her work in green building. She received her permaculture training with Regenerative Design Institute and is presently involved in creating a permaculture and tiny dwelling demonstration garden on land in West Marin County. Renée received Sierra Deep Ecology Institute’s “Green Builder of the Year Award” for 2008. Renée’s years of experience in construction management combined with her extensive training in advanced and sustainable construction methods and her passion for permaculture and regenerative design, give her a very practical understanding of all facets of the built environment and the challenges and opportunities of building green and living simply. Renée is passionate about sharing her experience of building as seen through the lens of permaculture.
Cooperative, intergenerational green urban community in formation...
Share the green life! Cohousing residents participate in design, and share extensive common facilities and resources, developing strong ties to one another while maintaining the privacy of separate households. Prairie Onion members are creating an intergenerational, cooperative, socially and environmentally responsible community in Chicago.
Jessica Premsangha Prakasha is a certified yoga instructor, modern dancer, certified massage therapist, somatic educator, birth doula and mama. She has been practicing meditation and Hatha yoga since childhood and began teaching yoga classes in 1999. Jessica received her formal yoga teacher training from Greenpath Yoga in S.F., and studied with David Life, John Berlinsky, Lea Watkins and Peggy Orr. Jessica lived and studied at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. Jessica graduated from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, and completed the Certified Massage Therapist as Somatic Educator training at Moving on Center in Oakland, the Whole Birth Yoga Teacher training with Robin Sale, and Prenatal massage training with Alive and Well. She received birth doula training from Nicki Tilner. Jessica's passion for working with pregnant women has grown since she started teaching prenatal yoga classes in 2007, and was greatly fueled by her own experience with pregnancy and the home birth of her son, Jai, in 2009.
Invented environmentally safe paste flux for soldering
MAS Sales dba Precise Alloys was started January 1, 2007. Precise Alloys was and is a small family run company started in the South Bronx about 1980. The company was a manufacturer of solder bar and wire for the plumbing and roofing industries. I came back to work in the family business in 1997 and I expanded the business to include other products used in the market such as sheet lead, lead bends lead wool, caulking lead and fluxes'all items used still in the plumbing and roofing industries today. Due to this expansion the company greatly increased sales and profits and became more widely known in plumbing and roofing supply houses. Our products became a staple on many shelves due to our competitive pricing and excellent quality. At the time, I was also looking to move the company into the manufacturing of environmentally safe products. The 'Green' movement was beginning to take hold and become stronger. Knowing the hazardous chemicals used it these industries the need for safe products was absolute. My observations, along with discussions with contractors and workers exposed to these hazardous chemicals, confirmed the need for an environmentally safe flux for the drinking water pipes that was non corrosive and non toxic. Competitors and others in the industry told me that such a product did not exist and could not be developed. So after hearing 'Could not be developed' I was on a personal quest to develop such a product that would benefit our environment. And since we are a very, very small company and do not have the financial resources as our competitors have the challenge was great but I was determined. And 3 years later we developed and patented a paste flux which is: Environmentally Safe Contains NO Zinc Chloride (extremely corrosive) Contains NO Ammonium Chloride (extremely corrosive) Contains NO Petrolatum (Vaseline) Water Soluble No Corrosive Residue Very Low Smoke and Odor Does Not Burn Skin Does Not Freeze or Separate Absorbs No Water Works On Wet Pipes Does Not Pop When Soldering Does Not Turn Pipes or Hands Black or GreenSo there it is. Everything the competitors and people in the industry challenged and said could never be done was. In 2008, involvement in environmental issues and concerns span from children to mothers to workers to developers etc'and these issues touch all of our lives
Toni Preckwinkle has been a community leader for over two decades. For 10 years she served as a high school history teacher and is currently Alderman of the 4th Ward. Toni is married and the mother of two children. Now in her fourth term as 4th Ward Alderman, she is striving to develop her ward. Her accomplishments include ensuring the redevelopment of neighborhoods, especially the creation of mixed income and affordable housing. She has secured funding for 4th ward public schools and new commercial centers.
Alderman Preckwinkle was a lead plaintiff in a lawsuit to institute a more racially equitable map of Chicagos ward boundaries. She cosponsored the Affordable Housing ordinances (1993 and 1999) that resulted in city spending on low and moderate income housing. She also cosponsored the Living Wage ordinances that passed in 1998 and 2002. Alderman Preckwinkle sponsored an ordinance that limits the establishment of payday loan stores (2000) and joined her colleagues in a lawsuit to replace punch card ballots with stateoftheart technology. In 2004, she sponsored the Affordable Housing SetAside ordinance which is still in committee and cosponsored the antismoking ordinance.
Committed to her community, Toni Preckwinkle has worked to improve the quality of life of 4th Ward residents. She has been a leader of numerous community organizations. Toni served as President of the Disabled Adult Residential Enterprises (DARE) in 1985 and 1986. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence. She has been involved in many other organizations including the Harvard School Board, the Hyde Park Kenwood Community Health Center, the Coalition for Athletic Facilities for Kenwood Academy, the Friends of Murray School Lot, and the Nichols Park Advisory Council. She also served as Political Action Director of the Near South Chapter of the Independent Voter of Illinois (IVIIPO). Professionally, she has been the Executive Director of the Chicago Jobs Council, a Coordinator for Economic Development for the City of Chicago, a development officer for the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club and Ancona School, and a high school teacher.
Toni Preckwinkle has a history of commitment to independent reform politics. She was the recipient of the 1993, 1995, 1997 and 1999 IVIIPO Best Alderman Award and the 1997 Leon Despres Award.
Toni Preckwinkle holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Chicago.
Premier Facility Management (PFM) is a leader in sustainable green programs. PFM programs are designed to meet the needs of today’s industry with specialized services that offer economical alternatives: • Outdated sanitation methodologies • Curbside source separation programs • Obsolete inventory control • Sensitive product green destruction • Customize waste equipment • Bankruptcy asset programs - post auction waste minimization....Call for a FREE waste audit site survey
- Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection
Jessica Prentice is both a professional chef and a passionate home cook. In her cooking, Jessica brings together creativity and imagination with a deep respect for traditional cuisine and time-honored culinary practices. Through her work, she seeks to provide a model for how communities can feed themselves in a way that is both satisfying and health supportive on all levels: delicious, environmentally responsible and grounded in the wise nourishing traditions of our forebears. In her workshops, she seeks to both inspire people to cook, and help them develop the practical skills to feel successful in the kitchen. Jessica coined the term "locavore" and helps sponsor an annual Eat Local Challenge (www.locavores.com). She is one of the founding worker-owners of Three Stone Hearth, a community supported kitchen in West Berkeley (www.threestonehearth.com) and speaks nationally on building sustainable food systems.
Lisa Preschel is Occidental Arts and Ecology Center's school garden program director. She has a biology/Spanish degree, and is a volunteer Master Gardener. Before coming to work in Sonoma County in 2006, she lived off the grid for ten years on her 40acre homestead in Northern California. Lisa worked for the UC Cooperative Extension in Trinity County, and directed a pilot USDA food security project that created two community gardens and a rural food assessment. She represents the interests of school gardens on the Sonoma County Food System Alliance, California School Garden Network, and the School Garden Network of Sonoma County.Lisa Preschel is Occidental Arts and Ecology Center's school garden program director. She has a biology/Spanish degree, and is a volunteer Master Gardener. Before coming to work in Sonoma County in 2006, she lived off the grid for ten years on her 40acre homestead in Northern California. Lisa worked for the UC Cooperative Extension in Trinity County, and directed a pilot USDA food security project that created two community gardens and a rural food assessment. She represents the interests of school gardens on the Sonoma County Food System Alliance, California School Garden Network, and the School Garden Network of Sonoma County.
Prescription 2000 provides resources to create individual wellness and societal chronic disease eradication using plant-based nutrition and lifestyle. Resources are Kirk's book "Staying Healthy in the Fast Lane"; "Staying Healthy Today" Lecture Series, Interviews and Health Letter; Expert Pearls database; and The Sloppy Vegan and Stay Healthy Today YouTube Shows.
Eco-Friendly Nonprofit Retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains
Set on 67 acres in the stunning natural setting of the hills above Los Gatos, Presentation Center is an eco-friendly, nonprofit retreat offering a welcoming and peaceful place for off-site meetings: board retreats, spiritual retreats, seminars & workshops. Enjoy delicious meals which include organic produce from our sustainable, organic garden onsite. Dine in our LEED Gold Certifed Welcome Center with lovely views of the surrounding mountains. Our award-winning Welcome Center features straw bale walls, 3 types of solar power, and a 3,400 sq ft living roof.Tours of the "green" building are available upon request. Delve more deeply into environmental issues in the new Presentation Ecology Resource Center.
Preserve: Everyday eco-friendly solutions for your home.
Green your home with Preserve's' everyday eco-friendly solutions. Preserve makes stylish, high performance personal care, tableware and kitchen products that are green to the core. Try Preserve's adult and kids toothbrush and Triple Razor, all made with recycled Stonyfield Farm yogurt cups. When you're finished, use Preserve's postage-paid mailer to return them for recycling. Or check out Preserve's Tableware, a great looking and easy alternative to disposable plates, cups and cutlery. And see Preserve Kitchen, a new line of eco-friendly cutting boards, colanders, storage containers and other kitchen products. Preserve makes living green easier and fun. Preserve is made in the USA and sold at 7,000+ retailers. To find one near you, visit www.recycline.com.
Presidio Graduate School educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary,and enterprising leaders to transform business and public administration. Through innovative degree, executive certificate, and research programs in sustainable management, Presidio activates students and professionals across disciplines, industries, and sectors to better connect commerce and the common good.
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dead prez, comprised of members stic man and M1, have been the leading voice in progressive hip hop for over a decade. Their music has long been a platform to discuss issues such as police brutality, racism and poverty. Collectively, the duo has released 2 albums, 3 mix tapes and 2 solos albums making them accomplished international musicians. Their ideals and activism are not limited only to their lyrics, the group is highly active in communities throughout the world. It is this longtime community activism that brought about the lecture series Red Black and Going Green The Environmental Movement Remixed. dead prez offers a hood centered perspective on the sustainability movement as a matter of political education, economic development, holistic health and wellness, environmental justice, community mobilization and self empowerment. This is a not to be missed discussion that will enlighten and inform.
Building Performance Testing and Energy Efficiency Solutions
Price Jones LLC is your local source for building performance testing and energy efficiency solutions. We work in our communities to reduce commercial and residential energy consumption by ensuring the energy we do use is as productive as possible. In large we work with air distribution systems to ensure they are performing efficiently. Whenever possible we use eco-friendly materials and constantly search for new ways to reduce our own waste and energy consumption. Our goal is to provide the highest quality, eco-conservative services and products possible in effort to ensure maximum efficiency in home and office energy usage, as well as personal comfort and health.
As Executive Producer and head of Free Range's video and entertainment department, Erica oversees the creative and strategic development of all of the company's video campaigns. With a Master's in Consciousness Studies, she brings a deep study of sustainability and systems thinking to her work, with a concentration on the importance of storytelling and mythology as tools for cultural transformation. She believes that film is one of the most effective ways to inspire people to action. Her years of experience in liveaction and animation production (commercials, television and features), combined with her love of the creative process, allows her to work on meta level messaging with a grounding in what it takes bring a piece of media to its highestimpact manifestation. Erica is the producer of Free Range's awardwinning The Story of Stuff and other hits such as 350.org, The Good Life, and the Alliance for Climate Education's national high school assembly program. When she is not making Free Range films, you can find her outdoors and enjoying being an amateur beekeeper completely awed by the wisdom and elegance of nature's creations.
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Bernadine (Bernie) Prince is cofounder and codirector of FRESHFARM Markets which operates 11 produceronly farmers markets in the midAtlantic region in 2010. For the past six years, Bernie has also worked in Australia and New Zealand, where she helped set the standards for those countries' farmers markets. She holds an honorary position on the board of Farmers' Markets New Zealand, Inc. Prince is vice president of the national board of directors of the Farmers Market Coalition in the United States.
Bernadine (Bernie) Prince is Co-founder and Co-Executive Director of FRESHFARM Markets, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. which operates 11 producer-only farmers markets in the mid-Atlantic region. She started FRESHFARM Markets’ SNAP/Matching Dollars program in 2009 and FoodPrints—a school program with an edible garden, Food Lab and curriculum for first, third and fourth graders at Watkins Elementary School in DC’s Ward 6. Since 2004, Prince has worked directly with farmers markets in Australia and New Zealand, where she helped set the standards for those countries’ farmers markets. She holds an honorary position on the board of Farmers’ Markets New Zealand, Inc. She is also President of the national Farmers Market Coalition in the USA.
Rachel Pringle is Occidental Arts and Ecology Center's urban school garden liaison, supporting San Francisco schools. She also works for the San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance, a support network for SFUSD schools. Rachel worked for four years as a garden/outdoor classroom instructor at Alice Fong Yu School in San Francisco. She grew up on a small farm in Maine and worked as an environmental education instructor for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy before teaching in gardens. Rachel received her master's in conservation biology in 2001 at the University of Pennsylvania.
High-quality commercial printer focused on green solutions.
We are a distinctive printer that has served the Puget Sound area for over 30 years. Weve been leaders in green technology for over 10 years because its the right thing to do. We provide you with personalized service, environmentally friendly practices, and budget-wise solutions. Everything from commercial printing, digital printing, mailing, and fulfillment we can do it.24% of our power is from PSEs green energy program. All of our inks are soy based and we offer a hugeselection of paper thats sustainably produced.
Green Printer, Eco-Design, Sustainable Print Production
A Greener Printer, Eco-Design, Sustainable Print Production, for all your printing needs. Print Net offers environmentally friendly green printing services from initial concept to final delivery and distribution. Print Net can assist any company, big or small, with every aspect of any printing project'and we do it in a way that is environmentally friendly and cost effective.Print Net is a superior-quality green printing company that meets the highest environmental standards at a reasonable priceUnparalleled customer service and commitment to excellenceOver 25 years experience in the printing industryState-of-the-art facilities and materials, including tree-free stocks, 100% recycled materials, and non-toxic vegetable based inks and water-based inks and coatingsInformed assistance in evaluating the most cost-effective options for every projectInnovative image and concept development, graphic design, and writing and editing servicesIn-house, USPS-certified mail fulfillment servicesRapid turnaround options for local and national deliveries
Susan Proffitt (Mrs. Josh Wattles) is the founder and creative force of Nichols Canyon Co-op. She designed the Co-op's structure to create an alternative economy for sustainable living. Susan creates the original recipes for Co-op products, including jams, jellies, preserves, pickles, cordials, dried herbs and candies. Members of the Co-op contribute their own produce or other supplies, get together to preserve it, then share the products among members. The Co-op maintains a seed library, and Susan conducts tutorials so that the members can teach their friends how to preserve their produce, and even start their own Co-ops.
By continuously re-using the Co-op jars, diverting garden produce from green cans and using the whole fruit / vegetable / herb, the Co-op is a Zero-Waste Environmentally-Friendly organization that also promotes community self-sufficiency. The Co-op keeps traditional preserving methods alive and relevant to contemporary palates and dietary preferences, using up to 70% less sugar than commercial preserves by using natural pectin found in the whole fruit.
With a wide-ranging and diverse background in subjects from Mycology to Corporate Planning, Susan brings a polymathic approach to social community design as well as culinary arts. She grew up in San Francisco and attended UC Berkeley and CSU San Francisco. She lives in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles with her husband and children.
Mens and Womens USA organic graphic apparel
PROGRESS offers made in the USA organic apparel printed with eco-friendly water-based inks. PROGRESS Label creates provocative graphic apparel that combines edgy imagery and real substance through striking visual metaphors and documented designs of modern history. Created as a reaction against the emptiness of billboard branding by traditional clothing companies, the focus is to visually illustrate conflicting details of our global world that many people look beyond.
Socially and Environmentally Responsible Investing Services.
Comprehensive Socially Responsible Investing.
Doctors of Chiropractic, also specializing in sports and spinal rehabilitation, acupuncture, and homeopathy, our mission is to facilitate healing in a caring and friendly environment. Our unique approach to natural, comprehensive healthcare sets us apart from many other chiropractic physicians and healthcare providers.
Project571, Organic College and Alternative Apparel
Project571 offers two types of Organic Apparel, Collegiate and Alternative. All of the products we sell are made from organic cotton and water based environmentally friendly ink. We start with soft organic materials and end up with a comfortable and stylish fit.What sets us apart from other collegiate apparel? Organic, Feel, Comfort and Style:Organic - Our apparel is made from organic cotton, recycled polyester, naturally occurring rayon or a combination of all. Most of our products are 100% organic cotton.Feel - Organic cotton is soft and smooth to the touch rendering a softer more comfortable product compared to conventional cotton.Comfort - Comfort is everything. All of our organic clothing is very soft and comfortable.Style - We design our clothing with fashion in mind, not price. Compared to other collegiate apparel, our clothing is more flattering and stylish.
Project Butterfly is devoted to holding space for visionaries, guides, activists, artists, healers and educators to communicate their vision, provide tools for inner healing, techniques to heal our planet and create unity through community.
The larges and most trusted people positive marketplace
Project Good is an industry wide initiative spearheaded by eBay and World of Good to build the largest and most trusted people positive marketplace of products from around the world.Using third party verifiers, in-depth product information and you, our passionate community, this new marketplace will provide an unparalleled level of trust that every product will positively impact the lives of its producers.
Isha Foundation's Project Greenhands (100% volunteer driven organization), is an ecological initiative to prevent and reverse environmental degradation and enable sustainable living. Drawing on large-scale volunteer participation, Project GreenHands intends to plant 114 million trees. Planting 256,289 trees in one day, Greenhands made the Guinness Book of World Records.
Project Have Hope empowers women in Uganda by providing the educational and financial resources needed so that they can become financial independent and provide better for themselves and their families.
Project Onward is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the career development of artists with mental and developmental disabilities. Operating as both a studio and gallery, Project Onward supports the work of visual artists who have exceptional talents but face challenges ranging from autism to mental illness.
- To provide artists with disabilities the opportunity to create their work in a safe, supportive studio environment, with access to work space, materials, and professional guidance;
- To connect artists with disabilities with the arts community and the general public, through the professional exhibition and sale of their work, and through public programs designed to foster audience participation;
- To inspire change by using art to promote empathy and reduce the stigma of mental illness and developmental disabilities; to improve the self-image of artists through the social and economic value of their work; and to cultivate new audiences in the art market by increasing awareness of, and demand for, artwork created by people with disabilities.
Susan Prolman is Executive Director of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. She is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and a member of the DC Bar. She has advocated on Capitol Hill for a more sustainable approach to agriculture for a decade.
Propel builds, owns and operates a network of clean fuel points
Based in Seattle, Washington, Propel builds, owns and operates a growing network of clean fueling points. Our goal is to provide you with easy access to high quality clean fuels, and quantify the positive impact of your fuel choice.