Sound Transit: - Green Your Regional Commute
Sound Transit plans, builds and operates regional transit systems and services to improve mobility for Central Puget Sound. Sound Transit is committed to providing sustainable transit options for a growing region, making it easier for more people to leave their cars behind.
Source of Light provides positive messages in a delightful blend of jazz fusion, reggae, pop and inspirational music. Musician Dr. Gregory Bledsoe's music can be found many schools and public libraries. It has been played on many radio stations including KGO’s “God Talk,” KKST, KBLX, KEST and KDIA. Additionally, he has been featured on KPFA’s Morning Show and on KPIX’s Channel Seven Evening Magazine. It is his diverse style that takes Bledsoe and “Source of Light” into festivals, fairs, private parties, weddings, schools, churches and any other occasion when people get together to celebrate.
Patti Southard is program manager for “GreenTools” green building program in King County Washington. At King County, Southard is Creative Director for the award winning "EcoCool Remodel Tool," and provides technical assistance for the County’s Sustainable Cities Program, LEED and Built Green initiatives. Southard’s program implementation has been focused on the creation of online interactive tools, most recently creating The Sustainable Cities Toolkit2. Toolkit2 is a resource for the community of local governments dedicated to advancement of deep-green design, construction and sustainable planning. Patti is also a member of King Counties Equity and Social Justice Task Force for green, healthy and affordable housing. Patti is currently on the Advisory Council for the Northwest Natural Resource Group, and on the board for the New Orleans Eco Village Park. In 2006, Southard received Built Green’s Pioneer Award for helping to raise awareness in pioneering residential green building in the Pacific Northwest Bioregion. Professional Memberships Include: USGBC, Congress for New Urbanism, Cascadia Green Building Council, Northwest Eco Building Guild and AIA.
Nancy L. Southern is Chair of the Organizational Systems MA and PhD programs at Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center. She has years of experience in the field of organizational learning and development, consulting to public and corporate organizations and executive teams in the areas of leadership development, collaboration, and organizational transformation. She is a research member of the Society of Organizational Learning (SoL), a steward of Bay Area SoL, and an adjunct faculty member at Bainbridge Graduate Institute.
Weyland Southon is a first generation Samoan Chinese American, a San Francisco native, a proud resident of West Oakland, and a stay-at-home Dad. Weyland is also a journalist, DJ, and master of ceremonies who is widely known for his audacious radio programming on KPFA FM. His most popular works were 7 Generations (Native wisdom, food justice, family farm advocacy) and Hard Knock Radio (Hiphop-based news, views, arts). Recently, Weyland co-founded Father Figures, an irreverent parenting show co-hosted with NY Times Bestselling Author Adam Mansbach. Weyland also helps organize a Bay Area iteration of the global family-friendly nightclub party Baby Loves Disco. In 2013 he will be editing a new Voice of Witness (VoW) volume, which will feature young Native and Traditional first-person narratives from across North America. VoW is a non-profit book series that depicts human rights crises through the personal stories of the men and women who experience them. Weyland sits on the Advisory Board of the Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle and has previously served on the Board of Directors for Youth Speaks and the Ecology Center.
Four year professional-level Naturopathic Medical school
SCNM is a four year professional-level Naturopathic Medical school in Tempe, Arizona dedicated to blending natural therapies with current advances in the study of health. Graduates diagnose disease and treat patients by using natural modalities such as physical manipulation, clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, counseling, acupuncture, and hydrotherapy.
Omoyele Sowore has spent the last 15 years working to promote human rights and democracy in Nigeria, and to stop the militarization and violence that multinational oil companies have brought to his country.
people loving planet loving organic oil soy candles
Soybeam uses only the finest sustainable plant ingredients; premium soy wax, pure cotton wicks and organic essential plant oils. These candles are hand poured, smell great, and are healthier for you and your environment
SOYJOY is a healthy, delicious gluten-free snack baked with real fruit and ground whole soybeans. SOYJOY is made with only non-GMO whole soy and baked into a naturally delicious bar that won't melt, freeze or crumble. Come visit our booth where we will be giving away free samples, backpacks, stickers and tattoos! Come listen to our live DJ spin some tunes and try your hand at our cool games!
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Our mission is to provide consumers with safe, non-toxic cleaning products that work well or better than leading "toxic" brands and offer them at a competitive price. Our challenge now is to get these soy based products into the hands of folks who want to make a difference!
Since 1883, Chabot Space ; Science Center has been providing inspirational science education to the diverse community we serve. Our rich history is coupled with the latest technology in a funfilled, handson center where questions about our universe, which includes our own planet, are explored and answered.
Enveloped in a redwood laced, parkland environment, our interactive exhibits and largerthanlife shows immerse visitors in the wonders of the cosmos, encouraging participation in its splendor. Chabot's committed staff, instructors, and volunteers ensure each visitor's expectations are exceeded as they discover the interaction of natural wonders around them.
Certified Green Sleep Systems, European Designed Luxury
European-Designed Luxury, Inspired by Nature: Spaldin mattresses are created using the latest and most advanced European technologies. Our products are certified by some of the most prestigious international organizations, such as Oeko-Tex 100 and the Global Organic Textile Standard. These certifications verify that when you choose a Spaldin mattress, you can sleep worry-free about the harmful chemicals found in some other sleep products.
Discover how free your body can feel!
Discover how free your body can feel! By removing misalignments in your spine, we influence your nervous system which regulates how EVERYTHING works in your body. Your organ systems keep you running, your immune system keeps you healthy, your musculoskeletal system keeps you moving. All these functions are controlled by the nervous system. Everything that runs in your body, runs through your spine. We don't treat back pain. We treat you.
Ruby Blume is an educator, gardener, beekeeper, artist, performer and activist, with 20+ years experience gardening in an urban setting. Ruby's experience as an educator extends back thirty years. She has taught music, art, puppetry, design, theatre, gardening, beekeeping, stiltwalking and more to people ages five to ninetyfive. She currently runs the Institute of Urban Homesteading, an educational project dedicated to localism, sustainability and selfdetermination. She lives in Oakland CA with 3 cats, 6 quail, 13 rabbits, 18 fruit trees and 150,000 bees.
Good Karma is a free Chicago publication
Good Karma Magazine, published by SPEAK, is a Chicago area quarterly free publication focusing on health, the environment, and spirituality. We distribute 40,000 copies in Chicago and Oak Park, IL.
A life-long teacher whose clarity, humor and insight inspire thousands of families facing traumatic events, William Spear draws from four decades of experience including training with the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Center and Sogyal Rinpoche and teaching natural approaches to health and sustainable design. In immediate response to disasters in southeast Asia; central Java, Indonesia; Samoa; Japan and the Northeast US, William and his team trained hundreds of mental health professionals, medical students, doctors, clergy, parents, volunteers and caregivers to mitigate the effects of PTSD in orphaned and traumatized children.
He is the best-selling author of Feng Shui Made Easy, a featured contributor to Be The Change: How Meditation Can Transform You and The World and the upcoming Recovering Original Ability. He is the father of three sons (also actively involved in disaster relief work) and lives in Connecticut where his non-profit, Fortunate Blessings Foundation, sets itself apart as “Second Responders” to address the long-term emotional and psychological well- being of children.
For more than thirty years, the Spectra Funds have been managed by Fred Alger Management with a rigorous research process, a consistent investment style, and one core philosophy: Find dynamic, innovative companies creating change and invest in them. All Spectra mutual funds are no-load and offer a range of investment alternatives bolstered by a research staff dedicated to original, fundamental research of innovative companies.
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Patrick Spencer, Executive Director of the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance (CFCA), has been involved in the Slow Food movement and sustainable restaurant initiatives throughout his 30-year career in the food and beverage industry. As Sustainability Coordinator for Willamette Valley Vineyards, he founded the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance in 2008, whose mission is to preserve and protect the Mediterranean cork forests. This NGO has established a global cork recycling program and natural cork certification and educational programs. The CFCA is currently developing cork forest conservation programs with all 7 cork producing countries. In 2010, the CFCA and Willamette Valley Vineyards received the Rainforest Alliance “Sustainable Standard-Setter Award” for their cork forest conservation efforts.
"We are an American Woman-Owned GREEN social enterprise that cares for the planet, environment, and people. We collect clothes, shoes, and toys to keep them out of landfills. The usable items go to our charity partners and the non-usable, ripped, old, stained, and torn items get recycled into cool Eco-products, such as organic home insulation, car seat stuffing, and more so nothing goes to waste. Help support our planet and some of your favorite charities such as the American Red Cross, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, GMHC and many others by requesting a clothes recycling bin at your building, workplace, business, health club, hotel, school, college, etc. To request a bin please call (800) 584 0460. To learn more about SpinGreen please visit our website at www.SpinGreen.com We give clothes a second chance. Go Green with SpinGreen! SpinGreen will be collecting clothes & shoes at Green Festivals New York to help preserve our environment and help three of your favorite charities. The clothes collection bin will be set up by the entrance! Please step by our booth #104 to collect your raffle for a chance to win a cool Eco prize."
Weaving and spinning enrich your life and feed your soultaking you back to the basics while feeding the human desire to create. Through these timeless arts you can meet a world-wide community that shares your passion. Fuel your dreams: begin your spinning and weaving experience today.
The Spiral Dance Chorus & Band is comprised of children, teens and adults supporting the annual Spiral Dance, now in its 3rd year, with Starhawk, the Reclaiming Community and others from diverse spiritual paths. Encompassing many genres, including traditional world, ethnic/indigenous, chant, folk-rock, rock, jazz and Balkan, they bring an awareness for social justice, peace, women's and environmental issues with passion and bliss.
Spirituality & Health magazine is made by and for a community of people like you—spiritual wonderers, wellness seekers, people who recognize the interdependence of our health, our communities, and our environment. Each issue of Spirituality & Health offers inspiration and ideas to help you on your spiritual journey and path to better health, drawing from the wisdom of many traditions and cultures, as well as science, psychology, sociology, and medicine. Welcome to our community!
Spoonk is leading brand in acupressure massage mat, sold in Whole Foods Market, bookstores, gift stores and groceries - featured on DR OZ as best alternative for back pain, sleeping issues and lowering of cortisol - stress hormone. All you need to do is to lay on it and let the pressure of your body against the 6200 stimulation points does it's magic. Based on the principals of acupressure Spoonk mat stimulate increase of circulation in the painful and stiff muscles, providing deep tissue massage effect and relief of tension and stress. Used by millions in Scandinavia acupressure is becoming daily routine for ever growing numbers of fans in North America. Awarded the best gift of the year in holiday season 2012 and with rating 4.8 on Amazon.com Spoonk is marching ahead with it's misson to RELAX OUR WORLD. Join us in the booth 215/216 and give yourself acupressure treatment or come and participate in our mini Spoonk class on Saturday November 9th 2013 in San Francisco Green Festival and learn how you can use acupressure. Featured in Oprah O list January 2013 " It is the mat to go to for back pain, sleeping issues and more " Spoonk acupressure massage mat is made of all GOTS certified hemp cover that can be washed, ECO foam (made in USA ) and non toxic stimulation points, assembled in USA with partially imported components Spoonk is dedicated to sustainability.
Relax your World - Spoonk.
Sportsbum provides high quality eco-friendly sports apparel and accessories. We proudly aim to support your health, fitness goals, and the "green" movement by providing products that not only look great and feel good on your skin, but are also environmentally and socially responsible. Go green, go Sportsbum! Www.Sportsbum.com
Mr. Sprinkel is board president of the Cornucopia Institute and is a Harvard-educated author and organic farmer. He advises producers in the areas of production, handling, processing, and certification and is an Organic Vegetable Producer/Certification Inspector. He has farmed organically for over 30 years and also operates an organic-based grocery and restaurant, The Farmer and Cook, with his wife, Olivia Chase. He was the longtime author of the monthly organic farming column, Transitions, for one of the preeminent sustainable farming journals in the country, Acres USA.
SPROUT represents a first in eco-friendly timepieces: watches that leave the smallest possible negative impact on the earth’s environment. Wherever possible the materials utilized are eco-friendly in that they are biodegradable, sustainable or organic.
almonds - living food - in the raw
Almonds. We are a small owner-operated team located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Founded upon the vision of providing people with a healthier and tastier high-energy snack alternative, we are launching our first line of snacks, nut nuts. Not just any almonds. Our almonds are organic, sprouted, and raw, meaning no chemicals, no tannin, and no more enzyme inhibitors. Our products are tummy-friendly, and yummy.
Sproutman Steve Meyerowitz is one of the world's leading proponents of sprouting, juicing, fasting, wheatgrass, indoor gardening, raw foods, and pure water. He was christened "Sproutman" in the 1970's because of his passion for sprouts and indoor gardening and the nutritious, organic foods they provide.
SPUD.com is your online green grocer! We're bringing a fine selection of fresh, local & organic fare delivered to your front door. We work closely with our farmers & vendors and will ensure each box is lovingly packed with the freshest and highest quality food available.
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SPUN is an affordable line of eco-friendly women's clothing. All of our pieces are made sweat-shop free in the US. We use 100% Certified Organic Cotton and low-impact fiber-reactive dye process. SPUN donates a portion of annual sales to environmental organizations through our affiliation with 1% For the Planet.
No More Dirty Looks: The Truth About Your Beauty Products and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics (Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2010)
Alexandra Spunt is the co-author of No More Dirty Looks: The Truth About Your Beauty Products and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics. Because most of the products we use every day can expose us to thousands of chemicals readily absorbed through our skin, No More Dirty Looks helps you detox your beauty regimen so you can be beautiful inside and out. The book contains useful information including the most dangerous ingredients in widely-used brands and how they’re still not regulated; the 100 best clean makeup, hair care and skin care products; and cheap and simple do-it-yourself beauty recipes. Alexandra started her career in fashion, managing models for top agency, Next. Later she joined the branding team at American Apparel, where she helped develop their advertising campaign and was a company spokesperson. She is now a natural beauty expert, freelance journalist and marketing consultant.
Healthy Books for Hungry Minds
Squishy Press creates beautifully designed and photographed books that are both fun for babies and toddlers and friendlier to the planet. Our books are printed on 100% PCW papers using an FSC Certified printer and vegetable-based low-VOC inks and nontoxic glues. We create healthy books for hungry minds.
new website for socially responsible investing
SRIplanner.com is a website for individual investors and advisors to learn about Socially Responsible Investing and Financial Planning.
Elizabeth St John designs couture bridal and evening wear collections that are not only exquisitely tailored, but are also environmentally friendly.
A native of Washington DC, her collections are regularly featured in Martha Stewart, Vogue, Brides Magazines and many other national and international publications.
Her new collection of exquisite lingerie, as well as her current atelier collections are available by special order from select boutiques around the country, as well as via her website, www.ElizabethStJohn.com, and locally from her DC based Studio.
Located in the heart of Oregon's lush Willamette Valley, Stahlbus...
Located in the heart of Oregon's lush Willamette Valley, Stahlbush Island Farms is an environmentally-friendly farm and food processor committed to sustainable agriculture.Our goal is to grow and process the highest quality food products available in the marketplace, while at the same time, improve our natural resources. At Stahlbush we have specific practices that ensure this sustainable approach.
Stahre, president of Hazelwolf Environmental Film Network, is a jill of all media trades, from web design and management to video production and photography. She spent seven years working at Microsoft while performing voluntary tech consulting for several Northwest nonprofits.
Strahre said goodbye to Redmond in early 2005 to focus on documentary production. While she continues to perform tech consulting when not in production phases, she hopes to eventually combine these two loves into an effective nonprofit voice and broaden the horizon for informative media distribution through the web. She now owns her own video production company, Versant Media, focusing on environmental and human rights issues, both domestic and international.
Your source for safe earth friendly products. Stainless Cups offers a full line of high quality stainless steel drinkware and food storage options. Stainless steel is a 100% recyclable material that lasts a lifetime. It is non toxic, lightweight, dishwasher safe and free of harmful chemicals.
- Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save The World
- Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms, 3rd Edition
- Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: A Guide to Identification
Paul Stamets has written six mushroomrelated books. Several are used as textbooks around the world by the gourmet and medicinal mushroom industries. He started a mushroom wholesale and retail sales business, Fungi Perfecti, LLC, in 1980. He is the author of many scholarly papers in peerreviewed journals (The International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms; Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM, Oxford University Press); Herbalgram, and others) He holds 4 patents, with several more soon to be approved. (www.fungi.com.)Paul has received several environmental awards. He received the 1998 Bioneers Award from The Collective Heritage Institute, and the 1999 Founder of a New Northwest Award from the Pacific Rim Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils. In 2008, Paul received the National Geographic Adventure's Magazine's GreenOvator and the Argosy Foundation's Echievement Awards. In November of 2008, Utne Reader ecognized Paul as one of the 50 Visionaries of the Year. In February of 2010 Paul was recognized with the President's Award from the Society of Ecological Restoration.
Standard Energy Solutions helps residential customers take control of their energy consumption, household energy efficiency and ultimately, their energy costs through solar, energy efficiency and energy management.
Solar Power, Energy Audits, Insulation, Heating & Cooling
Standard Renewable Energy (SRE) provides comprehensive energy solutions for homeowners and businesses to help them lower utility bills, reduce their environmental impact, and increase their energy reliability and independence.Standard Renewable Energy offers a unique solutions approach based on the RE3 concept, which includes: * Review current energy usage with energy audits and monitoring systems. * Reduce usage by integrating energy efficiency products such as insulation and high-efficiency heating and cooling systems. * Renew by addressing remaining energy demand with renewable energy products.Standard Renewable Energys RE3 offerings include: energy audits, high-efficiency heating and cooling products and services, insulation, solar window film, solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems, solar water heating systems, wind energy systems and more.
Priscilla Star has been an anti-nuclear activist and organizer in the United States since 1997. After meeting Dr. Helen Caldicott and serving as a board member on Caldicott’s Standing for Truth About Radiation (STAR) board, she remains vigilant against the decommissioning of all nuclear power plants around the world. She is also the Executive Director of Coalition Against Nukes, an anti-nuclear activist facebook page created after 3/11/11. Star resides in the U.S.
San Francisco-Based All Natural Food Company
Star Anise Foods (SAF) debuts the worlds first Vietnamese brown rice noodles with organic green tea: Happy Pho & Just Noodles. SAFs ingredients are all natural & organic. The products external packaging is made of 100% recycled paperboard printed with soy-based ink. SAF, a woman-owned, all-natural dry foods company, is based in San Francisco, California.
Amanda is Rainforest Action Network (RAN)’s Energy & Finance Program Director, challenging large corporations to shift funding away from the world's most destructive industries and towards clean, renewable energy. She has been actively campaigning on environmental and social justice issues in North America and Europe for 15 years.
In 2000, as a youth organizer, Amanda led thousands of European youth to protest at the International Climate summit in the Netherlands. She then moved to San Francisco and worked to pass the city’s first solar energy bond initiatives.
Amanda returned to her home nation of Wales from 2003-07 and founded a movement that succeeded in halting the country’s nuclear energy program, while also working to plan and promote what was then the world’s largest onshore wind power development.
Amanda is proud to work alongside communities across North America, from Appalachia to Alberta, who are standing up for all of our futures.
- The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess (Harper San Francisco, 1979, 1989, and 1999 editions.)
- The Fifth Sacred Thing (novel) New York, Bantam, 1993. German, Italian, Polish, and Portuguese editions
- The Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature (Harper San Francisco, 2004. Italian edition)
- The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups (New Society Publishers, forthcoming November 2011)
Starhawk is the author of twelve books on Goddess religion, earth based spirituality and activism, including The Spiral Dance, The Fifth Sacred Thing, now in development as a feature film with Yerba Buena Films. http://thefifthsacredthing.com/
Her latest book is The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, which examines power, process and conflict for groups that organize without top-down leadership.
A committed activist for global justice and the environment, she is a veteran of progressive movements, from anti-war to anti-nukes to Occupy, is a highly influential voice in the revival of Goddess religion, and has brought many innovative techniques of spirituality and magic to her political work. She has trained activists in direct action and organizing, taught earth-based ritual, healing, and community building world-wide, and directs Earth Activist Training, http://www.earthactivisttraining.org/ which combines permaculture design with a grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing skills.
Alexis Starkey, Farm to Feast’s Chef and Proprietor, has always had a passion for food and entertaining. After years of cooking and catering events for friends, colleagues and family – while working professionally in public relations – Alexis decided to make her passion her profession. She left the public relations business, donned a chef’s toque, and embarked on the path that led her to start Farm to Feast.
Alexis received her formal training at the French Culinary Institute (FCI) in New York and at La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana in Parma, Italy – a course of study that combined the precision of French technique with the Italian devotion to fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Since graduating from FCI, Alexis has also received instruction in Turkish cuisine in Istanbul, regional Mexican cooking in Oaxaca, and Southern German food in Bavaria. She relishes bringing the extraordinary flavors of these and other far-flung culinary traditions to her customers in the Washington area.Before founding Farm to Feast, Alexis cooked in one of the leading kitchens in Northern Italy, Ristorante Zum Lowen in Blozano, a restaurant led by one of the first female chefs in Italy to earn a Michelin star. Alexis’ experiences in Italy, particularly her work at Zum Lowen and her exposure to the Slow Food movement, made a deep impression that informs Farm to Feast’s commitment to organic, biodynamic and locally-sourced ingredients.
ROBERT T. STARKS, columnist and political editor of N’DIGO is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the HAROLD WASHINGTON INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND POLICY STUDIES at Northeastern Illinois University’s Jacob Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies in Chicago.
Professor Starks teaches several courses in Inner City Studies, politics, and economic development. He is nationally regarded as an expert in analyzing African-American and African politics and has appeared on several local and national radio and television programs, including THE TODAY SHOW, NIGHTLINE, C-SPAN, CNN, CROSSFIRE, AND CHICAGO TONIGHT (WTTW TV Chicago). He is often quoted in national and local newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine.
Professor Starks has also authored several articles which have been published in professional books, journals, and newspapers, including the article entitled “Harold Washington and the Politics of Reform in Chicago: 1983-87” that appeared in RACIAL POLITICS IN AMERICAN CITIES, edited by Rufus Browning, et al.
Mr. Starks, a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow (1986-87), is in the process of completing the first draft of a manuscript for a forthcoming book on the political life of Harold Washington. He lives in the South Shore community of Chicago with his wife Judith. They have two adult children and one grandson.
Alli ChagiStarr is the senior community engagement strategist with Green For All, a national organization dedicated to lifting people out of poverty through the green economy. Formerly at the Ella Baker Center, Alli helped implement the Solutions Salon series and the Social Equity track at the United Nations World Environment Day. A resident of NorthWest Oakland, Alli is a cofounder of the 10year old Art in Action Youth Leadership Program and its new Green Youth Media Center. Her essays about innovative activism appear in multiple publications. She facilitates seminars on developing creative tools for global/personal transformation and community building. She has a B.A. in Cultural Organizing and Performance from The Art and Social Change Department of New College of California, 1991.
Providing solutions for every home or business
Stat Solair is committed to providing a quality product while saving you money by using recycled products and putting clean renewable resources to work.Based out of the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Stat Solair Solar Solutions is specializing in the sales, distribution and installation of SOLAR HEATING & POWER PRODUCTS.
Recycled Rubber Roofing.Euroshake roofing is an eco-friendly recycled roofing system backed by a 50 year warranty. Euroshake Rubber Roofing looks like a traditional cedar shake roof yet is manufactured from 60-70% recycled rubber.An average size home installation keeps 600-1000 tires out of the landfill.
Stay HumanSustainable, Organic Yoga Apparel, Gear and Bags.Proceeds support Bumi Sehat Natural Birthing Clinic and Hunter's Point Family. Created by Michael Franti and Carla Swanson.
Reuse Products Company
Our mission is to encourage people to reuse whenever and wherever possible. By reusing, we are helping to preserve and protect our planet's precious resources. This is a top priority for every one of us.Just by the simple task of reusing, you're making positive change. In fact, it's even better than recycling, because it's offering the benefit of having materials be reused, without the energy expended to recycle them into new products.In addition, STAY VOCAL encourages addressing all manner of ideas that can have a positive impact on our Earth, including animal rights, human rights, and environmental issues. By providing a variety of ReUse products that embrace different functions, fashions, styles, and humor, STAY VOCAL is here to help people do just that...stay vocal. We want to help ensure a better future for everyone.We are the voice of a progressive, positive, reusing world.
Carolyne works with communities across the United States to develop and implement the Transition Towns Model, a scalable design for creating community resilience. She is adept at aligning community activities towards unified goals, a skill honed from over thirty years of working with nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.
She has successfully galvanized communities around various social issues and has particular expertise in program development, participative leadership and learning organizations. Her background includes serving as Director of New Colleges North Bay Campus for Sustainable Living. Carolyne has a BA in Philosophy/English and a Teaching Credential from Notre Dame University in British Columbia, and a MA in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco.
The Healthy Beverage Company is the maker of USDA Certified Organic and Fair Trade Certified Steaz Organic Iced Teaz, SteazSparkling Green Teas, Steaz Diet Sparkling Green Teas, and Steaz Energy, named Energy Drink of the Year by BevNet.com. According to SPINSscan Natural, Steaz is the best-selling organic soft drink brand in the U.S., based on total dollar sales.Steaz beverages are sold nationally in the U.S. in natural, specialty, gourmet and club stores, as well as food service companies. Steaz beverages are sold in retail outlets such as Whole Foods, Safeway, Publix, Wegmans, and Shaw's supermarkets. Steaz is also sold internationally in Canada, Australia, Mexico, India, Singapore, South Africa, the Netherlands, and the Middle East. Interested retailers can request samples. All Steaz products are Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International (QAI) and are Fair Trade Certified by TransFair USA.To learn more about Steaz, visit http://www.steaz.com/
Steele is a permaculture activist, designer, educator and founder of the Urban Permaculture Guild in Oakland. She facilitates workshops on natural building and permaculture as well as publicly speaks about ecosocial design, city repair and the power of placemaking.
Trained in Ecovillage Design with the Findhorn Foundation of Scotland, Natural Building with Kleiwerks International, and Permaculture Design with the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, she also holds an MA in Creative Arts from San Francisco State University. She presently serves on the board of another Bay Area nonprofit organization devoted to peace, justice and sustainablity, the NorCal Chapter of Architects, Designers, Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) in Berkeley. She recently became one of a 1,000 Climate Project trainees empowered to present a version of Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth slide presentation. Kat lives in Oakland and is devoted to localization, believing it to be a key strategy towards sustainability and thriveability. Steele works with Babak Tondre and many others on the development of the new Green City Gallery in Berkeley.
Tammy Steels, Executive Director and founder of Urban Sustainability Authority. Her passion to help others was ignited very early in life by her mother. She is the recipient of the 2007 Centers for Disease Controls Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute Fellowship. As Executive Director she has partnered with After School Matters and South Shore High Schools to implement the Exposure 101, an apprenticeship project, giving at risk youth the knowledge and skills to nontraditional careers, such environmentalist, organizers, public relations, lobbyist and economist to name a few.
The youth group formed Working Environmental Group in June 2006 to perform neighborhood, advocacy, outreach and services. The youth have performed neighborhood forums and plan to complete a Public Service Announcement on the hazards of secondhand smoke, poor indoor air quality and its affect on asthmatics. Other services created under Ms. Steels leadership includes providing free community life skill training every third Thursday in 2006 from March to October, developed an youth workforce preparation manual and provided training for the Illinois Department of Employment Hire the Youth staff and initialized research on the Southside beaches to help determine the frequency of closure.
She has created and delivered numerous environmental health programs, such as Asbestos Abatement, Respiratory Protection, Hazardous Waste Removal and Environmental Sampling for several major US corporations. She has held the position of Senior Safety Professional for commonwealth Edison, Environmental Health Director for Healthy Schools Campaign and Project Coordinator for the University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Advance Distance Education. She is a mother, aunt and great role model living in South Shore.
Tammy Steels received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health from Illinois State University, is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health where she received a Master of Public Health and completed her Master of Business Administration in Marketing and NonProfit Management from Keller Graduate School of Management in 2004. With over 20 years of Environmental Health and Managerial experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors, she is dedicated to preserving and improving the urban communities.
Currently she is a Board member for the Illinois State University Black Colleagues Association and South Shore Chambers of Commerce; a member of the American Planning Association, Metropolitan Planning Council, Advisory Council of South Shore Cultural Center, The South Shore Planning and Preservation Coalition, Association Forum of Chicago, Dixon Elementary Parent Teacher Association and Troupe Leader for Girl Scout of America, troupe 708.
Stefanie Iris Weiss is the author of nine books, including her latest title–Eco-Sex: Go Green Between the Sheets and Make Your Love Life Sustainable (Crown Publishing/Ten Speed Press, 2010). She keeps her carbon footprint small in New York City, where she writes about sustainability, sexuality, reproductive rights, dating and relationships, politics, fashion, beauty, and more. Stefanie has a monthly column in British ELLE, is a Huffington Post blogger, and has written for Above Magazine, nerve.com, The Daily Green, Marie Claire, and Teen Vogue, to name a few. Stefanie is also an on-and-off adjunct professor when not busy writing and teaching about sustainable love.
A vegetarian and eco-activist since her teen years, Stefanie has made her passion into her work, and she wouldn't want it any other way. She believes that life is always better when there's more pleasure, and sustainable satisfaction is the best kind.
Jewelry handmade from recycled glass & reclaimed silver.
Stefanie Wolf designs and creates jewelry from recycled glass and reclaimed silver, right here in San Francisco. The Recycled Elements jewelry collection is distinguished by the soft colors of the recycled glass and the elegant yet playful designs. The glass was formerly bottles, windowpanes and industrial scraps- reincarnated into beautiful glass beads. The silver is not mined, but reclaimed from old jewelry that has been melted down, and from chemical processes such as film developing that leaves a silver byproduct. Come see us at booth #104!
Steffen has been the executive editor of Worldchanging since he cofounded the organization in 2003. Worldchanging is rated the second largest sustainabilityrelated publication on the Internet by Nielsen Online and boasts an impressive archive of almost 9,000 articles by leading thinkers around the world.
Steffen was also the editor of Worldchanging's wildly successful first book Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century, a 600page compendium of writings from more than 60 noted leaders around the world with a foreword by Al Gore and introduction by Bruce Sterling. Steffen's work has been subject of stories in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and other leading publications. His essays have been translated into German, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish, and widely reprinted and anthologized.
Recently Steffen was the subject of a CNN documentary that envisions possibilities for the future and was featured as one of six leading innovators in the New York Times Sunday Magazine's Ecotecture issue. He has also spoken and keynoted at many of the most renowned design and innovation conferences, including TED, Pop!Tech, and Design Indaba.
We find ourselves facing two futures, one unthinkable and the other currently unimaginable, says Steffen, My beat is looking for ways to create a future which is sustainable, dynamic, prosperous and faira future which is both bright and green. WorldChanging is based on the premise that such a future is not a distant possibility, but a growing reality. We seek to connect worldchanging people with the tools, models and ideas for building it.
Mat Stein is an environmentalist, bestselling author, MIT trained engineer and green builder. He is dedicated to helping people wake up and unite to shift our collective course from collapse to global renaissance. An active mountain climber, Stein also serves as a guide and instructor for blind skiers.
Linda Stein is owner, CEO, and formulator of Zosimos Botanicals. A quest to find cosmetics without irritating and unnecessary toxins led Linda to envision Zosimos. A lawyer by training, Linda embarked on a second career as an activist and educator of the dangers of mass produced personal care products. She has been formulating nontoxic cosmetics and skincare since 2004. She is passionate about Zosimos Botanicals' mission to offer a line of effective, healthful products formulated without known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors or mutagenic substances. Linda is a contributing writer to the award winning book “What It's Like Living Green” by Jill Ammon Vanderwood and articles on ingredient safety and greening your home.
Linda has been consulted as an expert on chemicals in cosmetics. She inspires those around her and is dedicated to making Zosimos Botanicals “more than just about the makeup.” Linda is an accomplished writer, speaker, activist and teacher. She is also a Mom, wife, Master Gardener, avid reader, and friend to many.
Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist. She travels in this and other countries as an organizer and lecturer and is a frequent media spokeswoman on issues of equality. In 1972, she cofounded Ms. magazine, and remained one of its editors for fifteen years. She continues to serve as a consulting editor for Ms., and was instrumental in the magazine's move to join and be published by the Feminist Majority Foundation. In 1968, she had helped to found New York magazine. Her books include the bestsellers Revolution from Within: A Book of SelfEsteem, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Moving Beyond Words, and Marilyn: Norma Jean, on the life of Marilyn Monroe. Her writing also appears in many anthologies and textbooks, and she was an editor of Houghton Mifflin's The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History. Ms. Steinem helped to found the Women's Action Alliance. She was president and cofounder of Voters for Choice, a prochoice political action committee for twentyfive years, then with the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. She was also cofounder and serves on the board of Choice USA. She was the founding president of the Ms. Foundation for Women, Take Our Daughters to Work Day.
Melding art, ecology and grassroots activism, Californian Steinman engages multigroup collaborations to create streetfront ecoart installations that revitalize blighted natural and cultural landscapes. Select awards: National Park Service Art ; Community Landscapes residency; San Francisco Potrero Nuevo Fund Prize.
She is editor/cofounder of WEAD, Women Environmental Artists Directory.
unique, humorous hand screen printed recycled clothing
Stella Neptune is an independent design label that strives to have fun while still being serious about our environment. At Stella Neptune, we have a passion for hand screen printing and reworking recycled clothing.This season we are twisting the classics - the cashmere cardigan, the plaid button down, and the humble tweed jacket. We are appliqueing moths on recycled cashmere sweaters that have been damaged with moth holes, mocking recycled preppy clothing with iconic preppy symbols, and printing gigantic bugs on clothing you don't want bugs to be on. While focusing on how important it is to recycle clothing, we strive for freshness, quality, uniqueness, and most of all fun - in every garment we print.
Founded in Bolivia in 1997, KUSIKUY was developed by US Peace Corps volunteer, Tamara Stenn.
Upon finishing her work with the Peace Corps she returned to the United States to earn a Masters in Intercultural Management from the School for International Training. Here, Tamara learned about the fast growing Fair Trade movement. Already a strong supporter of native technologies and organic products, KUSIKUY's structure and philosophy fit in well with the Fair Trade community.
Inspired by fellow Fair Trade counterparts, KUSIKUY has grown from a small home based business to become an international internet retailer and wholesaler.
In 2004 KUSIKUY became a proud member of the Organic Trade Association and expanded its line of hand made natural clothing to include EKO certified organic pima cotton.
Tamara saw a need for more support for the development of organic clothing cooperatives. In 2001, AYLLU, Inc. a 501c3 non profit, was created to help with grass roots development in the Andes and the education of consumers about of benefits of using Fair Trade and organic products. In June 2007 KUSIKUY's headquarters town, Brattleboro, Vermont, became the 2nd Fair Trade Town in the USA. This initiatve was created and backed by KUSIKUY and AYLLU.
Today Tamara is a university lecturer - teaching Fair trade, Management and Women's leadership. She is earning a Doctorate in Leadership from Franklin Pierce University (NH - USA). Her research topic is examining trade from Pre-Inca times to the present to uncover ways that Bolivia's successful trading past can be realized once again.
Sarah Tripp Stephan sets and leads strategy across a wide range of education, health and wellbeing, environmental and social justice projects. She specializes in helping private sector, government, and non-profit organizations develop strategies that attract funders, build coalitions, advance public policy and strengthen reach and impact across audiences that matter. This is often supported by integrated marketing and communications strategies to help organizations move their thinking from the abstract to the practical, changing the way people think, act, behave or vote.
Sarah is currently leading marketing and communications at Crowdfunder, a Los Angeles-based company that exists to put the ‘American Dream’ back within reach for people who historically have been shut out of the investment or funding process. Beginning this fall, Crowdfunder will open multiple pathways to crowdfunding through contribution, debt and securities so that everyone can participate in early stage investing and capital formation.
Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Carleton College, where former political science professor Paul Wellstone served as her advisor prior to his election to the U.S. Senate.
Robin Stephani, a sustainable building and product designer by trade, cohosts the Sonoma County based West End Creative Salon Series. Her work in the community at large aims to build bridges between disciplines and link people to their built environment, in ways that support and inspire healthy economies, beauty and connection. Robin is a current board member of Chop's Teen Club and teaches a teen workshop to design, develop and build a human powered kinetic art car. Her augmented architecture | public art installations include 4Evergreen, Laugh House, and the upcoming Red Balloon.
After a long and successful career in business, including running her own management consulting firm, Stephanie A King arrived at a path-changing conclusion. She realized she didn’t want her greatest accomplishment in life, other than raising her son, to be enriching corporate interests.
A lifelong volunteer for many organizations, she decided to focus her energy and talents on people in great need, especially women. After much research and a year-long course exploring social justice issues run by JustFaith.org, she found the perfect match for her background and new focus: Fair Trade.
Fair Trade is a trade system whose aim is to empower and improve the livelihood of marginalized people around the world. It is centered around the exchange of goods based on principles of economic fairness and human rights. Like most people in the U.S., Stephanie was aware of fair trade chocolate and coffee. But as she continued exploring fair trade, she found it had much more to offer. She was especially interested in high-quality accessories such as jewelry, apparel, purses and home décor. She spent many hours researching where to find them, so many hours, in fact, she decided to share her efforts with other fashion-conscious and ethical shoppers like herself.
The result was Fair Trade Designs, an online retailer of fashion-forward, Fair Trade home and personal accessories. Women make up the majority of the artisans who handcraft the beautiful products on the site. The fair wages, training, and health care they receive from their work have allowed them to escape not only devastating poverty but in many cases to free themselves from human trafficking and other abusive situations.
Stephanie lives in Livermore, California with her husband and teenage son, along with a dog, 4 cats, and a rabbit.
Moving generations of students into spheres of personal and academic successes they have never imagined while reclaiming and rebuilding the Bronx, Stephen’s extended student and community family have grown over 30,000 pounds of vegetables in the Bronx while generating extraordinary academic performance. His Bronx classroom features the first indoor edible wall in NYC DOE which routinely generates enough produce to feed 450 students healthy meals and trains the youngest nationally certified workforce in America. Recently dubbed the Pied Piper of Peas, Stephen has just launched Green Bronx Machine to a national audience and has signed on over 6,000 local followers in several months: www.facebook.com/green.BX.machine. His January 2012 TEDxTALK trended Twitter nationally and received a standing ovation:http://www.ted.com/talks/stephen_ritz_a_teacher_growing_green_in_the_south_bronx.html. Stephen was just announced as a National Green Apple Education Ambassador for the US Green Building Council.
- Journey to the Luminous
- Moth & the Flame
Arran Stephens has been at the leading edge of the sustainability movement for most of his life, and is the founder and CEO of Natures Path North Americas largest organic breakfast foods company with facilities in BC, Ontario, Washington and Wisconsin, with sales to over 40 countries. Natures Path is proudly independent and familyrun. Arran has a background in Fine Arts, married to Ratana Stephens in 1969 (Ratana is Natures Paths COO), father of four children, two of whom are involved in the family business, and grandfather of four.
1967: Started Canadas first natural foods restaurant with $7 starting capital
19711981: Founder/President, Lifestream Natural Foods in Canada
1985: Founded, with wife Natures Path Foods
1995: Purchased Lifestream from Kraft Foods
1999: Author, Journey to the Luminous, Elton Wolf Publishers
2002: The Canadian Health Food Association bestowed its first Organic Award of Excellence for Arrans outstanding commitment to organic and sustainable food production.
2002: Ernst ; Youngs Entrepreneur of The Year, Pacific Region.
20022004: Board Member, Organic Trade Association (OTA)
2005: Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) Hall of Fame Award
20045 ; 6: Canadas Best 100 Employers (MacLeans Magazine)
2005present: Chair of the nonprofit S.O.S. Ecology Centre, Richmond, B.C.
2007: Processor of the Year, BC Food Technology Institute
2007: Schumacher Sustainability Award, nominated by the Green Party
2007: Board Member, The NonGMO Project
2008: Natures Path purchased 2,400 acres of fertile Saskatchewan farmland while partnering with local organic farmers on a cooperative cropshare basisan initiative to increase organic cropland and support family farms
2008: July 16: Natures Path opens its 230,000 sq. ft. stateoftheart breakfast foods facility in Sussex, Wisconsin
2008: Advisory Board, Sustain.org
2008: Elected to the Board of Directors, the Rodale Institute headquartered in Pennsylvania.
Natures Path has raised and donated nearly $1,000,000 to nonprofit organizations that protect endangered species and habitats (see: www.envirokidz.com), sponsors organic garden projects in innercity schools and the SOS Ecology Centre, Richmond, BC.
Natures Path was the first cereal company to become certified organic (1990), first to sign on to the Corporate Climate Protection Agreement and is a founderparticipant of the NonGMO Project, along with Whole Foods Markets, UNFI, Lundberg Family Farms, and others.
Jyoti Stephens, who received her MBA in sustainable business, is the companys Sustainability and Stewardship Leader, and is a firm believer that change begins with inspired and empowered people. Jyoti has taken up the green baton to help transition Natures Path into the future, while maintaining the triplebottom line: social responsibility, environmental sustainability and financial viability. The family realizes its commitment to its stakeholders: customers, staff, farmers and our fragile planet.
Kay Stepkin, who has been a leader in promoting vegetarianism in Chicago for approximately 35 years, will host Chicagos first vegetarian TV cooking show. The new show, called GoVeggie! with Kay, will air Sundays at 3 p.m., from October 15 through January 7 on COMCAST 25, Comcasts professional station for broadcast quality independent productions. It is a production of Go Veggie!®, a volunteerled nonprofit member organization working for a healthier Chicago. The shows initial eightshow Americana Series features recipes and howto instruction for serving up some of Americas favorite dishes minus the meat and the fat plus interviews with health experts, a visit to a Chicago tofu making facility, and numerous tips for cooking and eating healthier. In each of the 30minute shows, Stepkin demonstrates the steps to prepare a full vegetarian meal. Following broadcast of the entire series, the first five shows will be aired a second time in the same order from December 10 to January 7 to create 13 weeks of programming.
According to Stepkin, Our Americana Series was created to give area residents lowfat vegetarian versions of dishes they already know and love so that theyll have good starting points to use to improve their familys eating habits. Among the dishes cooked during the series are burgers and fries created as veggie burgers with zesty horseradish sauce and oven baked fries; Louisiana red beans and rice with meatless sausage and cornbread; stroganoff made with a creamy, dairyfree sauce; a hearty vegetable and wheat meat stew; and Lentil Loaf and Mashed Unpotatoes, a vegetarian version of meat loaf and mashed potatoes made without meat or potatoes.
Discussing why she started the show, Stepkin said, I started out by teaching vegetarian cooking through GoVeggie! and dreamed of reaching out to people who wouldnt tend to sign up for a cooking class but who need this knowledge the most, those struggling with weight problems and with heart or cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other diseases caused by eating a diet dominated by meat and dairy products.
She added, Now that its a reality, people can learn how to cook vegetarian just by turning on the TV, and as they do, they can add to their knowledge by attending our Dine Outs and other Go Veggie! events.
Wellknown to many Chicago residents, Stepkin owned and ran the Bread Shop bakery, grocery, and restaurant for 25 years, through 1996. Something of an institution on north Halsted Street, the double storefront was the citys first vegetarian food store and the restaurantBread Shop Kitchencross the street, the first vegetarian restaurant. In 1971, when it opened, it was the first store to bring exclusively healthy, wholegrained organic and vegetarian food, produce, and various other ingredients to local consumers. The Bread Shop taught bread making and initially made the bread sold at the shop totally by hand using flour that was freshly ground by Bread Shop employees. In addition, the store never used sugar or white flour in its bakery items and offered many items that people would drive for miles to buy, including its whole wheat crusted pizza with fresh vegetables on top, various cookies, cake, and many different kinds of bread. Stepkin and other Bread Shop employees also developed many new recipes fr bakery and other items, contributing new vegetarian options to whole foods cuisine.
Stepkins influence can still be felt through two wellknown vegetarian eateries, Evanstons Blind Faith and the Chicago Diner, both of which are owned by former Bread Shop employees. Chicago Diner CoOwner and Chef Jo A. Kaucher first began making bread at the Bread Shop, which the Chicago Diner calls, Chicagos original natural food restaurant and Mickey Hornick, the other CoOwner, was a Bread Shop Kitchen employee. In other Bread Shop honors, Mayor Richard M. Daley proclaimed October 6, 1991 Bread Shop Day; a photo of the Bread Shops Produce Section was featured on the box of Kelloggs Product 19 cereal; the Bread Shop was mentioned in a May, 1990 Time magazine article on gourmet bread; and Studs Terkel included an interview with Stepkin in his acclaimed book Working (1973). In her interview in the section The Age of Charlie Blossom, she is quoted as saying: Work is an essential part of being alive. Your work is your identity. It tells you who you are. Its gotten so abstract. People dont work for the sake of working. Theyre working for a car, a new house, or a vacation. Its not the work itself thats important to them. Theres such a joy in doing work well.
A vegetarian for 36 years, Stepkin was active in the Chicago Vegetarian Society (CVS) and served as its President from 1994 through 2000, arranging for appearances for CVS by such nationally known speakers as Diet for a New America author John Robbins. In January of 2001, she founded Go Veggie! and as president, she plans a full schedule of Dine Outs, potluck dinners, and other educational and social events, including an annual TurkeyLess Thanksgiving Banquet with both a traditional and a raw food gourmet vegetarian dinner option; a nationally known speaker, and a silent auction (scheduled this year for Sunday, November 19 with Speaker Michael Greger, M.D., author of Carbophobia). In the five and a half years the organization has been in existence, she has planned and held more than 75 Dine Outs to introduce members to healthy vegetarian cuisine at various ethnic and other restaurants; more than 50 potluck dinners allowing members to enjoy vegetarian food together; and more than 65 educational events with such programs as speakers, cooking instruction, demonstrations of organic gardening practices, or the showing of relevant videos.
Her cooking classes have been held at the Chicago Childrens Museum (Petite Chefs Series), Oakton Community College (Alliance for Lifelong Learning adult education), Whole Foods Market locations, Wild Oats supermarket, and Karyns, a raw food restaurant and deli on Halsted Street near North Avenue. In addition, as a Chicago Public Schools teacher/librarian, she taught cooking to elementary school students and parents at Wolfgang A. Mozart and Graeme Stewart elementary schools.
A seemingly tireless advocate for vegetarianism, Stepkin often arises as early as 3 or 4 a.m. to work on the GoVeggie! with Kay TV show and Go Veggie! organizational work, before going on to her fulltime job at Stewart Elementary. She has been a CPS teacher for approximately nine years, since she closed The Bread Shop in 1996; at about this time, several national natural food chain stores began gaining an increasing share of a market that the Bread Shop previously had had pretty much to itself.
Stepkin wrote her own mission statement to express the raison detre of Go Veggie!: to educate people to the many benefits of vegetarianism for human health, the environment, and the well being of all life on our planet. She also is fond of calling vegetarianism the greatest lifestyle on earth.
Born and raised in Chicago, Stepkin lived in the Austin neighborhood until she was 10 years old and then moved with her family to the Budlong Woods area of the city, near Foster and California avenues. She is a graduate of Amundsen High School and gained her B.S. degree in elementary education from the University of Illinois at ChapaignUrbana. In May of 2003, she received an M.S. degree in library science from Chicago State University. She has been nominated for a 2006 Chicago Tribune Good Eating Award for her work to promote vegetarianism and vegetarian cooking in Chicago. In addition, she was honored for her years of service by the Chicago Vegetarian Society. Stepkin is a resident of the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago.
GoVeggie! with Kay was funded through a generous grant from the Colonel Stanley R. McNeil Foundation and through grants from the AHIMSA Foundation and from a third, anonymous foundation. Whole Foods Market contributed demonstration kitchen studio space for the show.
Those interested in learning more about the GoVeggie! with Kay TV cooking show, Go Veggie! events, or membership in Go Veggie! can visit the Go Veggie! website at www.goveggie.org or request a copy of Go Veggie!s bimonthly newsletter by calling the organizations hotline at 773/ 8717000.
Denise Stepto is the Marketing Specialist for Greenprint Denver Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's Office of sustainability. In addition to her marketing responsibilities, she serves as Greenprints community outreach coordinator, leading neighborhood green teams and collaborative partnerships through the process of implementing residential energy efficiency measures and weatherization. These efforts provide a better quality of life for Denver residents and contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Denise has worked in the fields of communication, marketing, and public relations for over 25 years. Her professional history includes the University of Chicago, United Airlines, and Denver International Airport. She has served on the Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries of Denver and was a United Airlines loaned executive to Mile High United Way.
Bettina Stern is a graduate of Middlebury College. She grew up in Manhattan and has been lucky enough to dine adventurously all her life. Having worked for a number of summers during college as a chef in the Hamptons food shop, the Barefoot Contessa, Bettina was inspired to share her passion for food and cooking with friends and family. After 7 years as a magazine editor (Condé Nast and Hearst Publications) in NY, she moved to DC with her husband and began freelance writing and editing. She also planted her first kitchen garden. Bettina is the mother of three sons (17, 15 and 10) and is also proud to be on the board of the Africa Schoolhouse, a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization committed to building sustainable school communities for children in underserved areas in Africa. Seeds, tools and information can make all the difference in a community with limited resources and ASH is committed to designing sustainable kitchen gardens for both the teacher’s housing and the students.
Bettina and Suzanne are regulars at Fresh Farm Markets, cooking healthy, seasonal food right at the markets. www.freshfarmmarkets.org
Robinson has been the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Public Affairs Director and Policy Analyst
Art Stevens is the Sales Manager for Calvert Social Investment Foundation. He is responsible for sales of the Calvert Community Investment notes and Calvert Giving Fund through the broker dealer channel. Art has been in the financial services business for over 17 years, as a financial advisor and wholesaler.