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The station signed on in 1950. They were originally a black owned radio station and by the mid 1970s they were known as WBMX and an urban contemporary featuring soul hits, dance music and contemporary jazz. The station would become the launching pad for the radio career of syndicated personality Doug Banks (who would also hone his skills at the stations eventual replacement WVAZ) and was owned by Sonderling Broadcasting.
In between 102.7 in Chicago managed to etch its frequency and various call letters into radio history. In the early 70s Sonderling Broadcasting bought the station along with its sister station WOPA-AM. The call letters WOPA stood for The Oak Park Arms, a hotel on Oak Park Avenue where the station occupied the penthouse. Despite having a signal limited to the west side of Chicago WOPA was a goldmine for Sonderling who brokered time to a plethora of colorful African-American entrepreneurs and entertainers. The FM had one of the better signals in the market operating off of the John Hancock Tower on the near north side
Vacirca is President of Lastingnest inc, an award winning Green General Contracting Company and father of a son Vito (8), and a daughter Vanda (3). When he's not changing the world one project at a time, Vacirca likes to ride his bike in the woods with his kids, play Ultimate Frisbee and help coach the Ballard High School Ultimate Team.
Artful, experienced and pervasive actor Jeremy Ray Valdez has brought his passion and dedication to nearly forty television and film roles in the last decade. Valdez, recipient of the 2010 Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actor in La Mission, opposite Benjamin Bratt, just completed four feature film projects of which will be premiering in 2013. In addition, he’s taking his skills behind the scenes having just produced on his first feature, “Dreamer” and has several other projects in development.
Valdez who was born in New Mexico and attended school in Arizona, came to Los Angeles and began working almost immediately. His first bookings were national commercials for brands such as Coca Cola, McDonalds, Six Flags, Verizon and Toys R Us. He continued to hone his acting skills, landing his first network television role on Family Law. Since then, Valdez has had recurring roles on hit TV shows including ER, Veronica Mars, Medical Investigation, American Family and guest starring roles on 24, CSI: NY, JAG, The Shield, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, The Closer and Longmire, to name a few. The fox.com web series ‘The Rookie’, a spin-off of ‘24’, starred Valdez as a young Jack Bauer for three seasons and he starred in directors, Carlos Avila’s ‘Junkyard Saints’, which was presented on the Emmy award-winning PBS series, Independent Lens. Valdez has also starred in HBO's critically acclaimed TV Movie, Walkout, directed by Edward James Olmos as well as Alan Ball’s dark comedic drama pilot, All Signs of Death.
On the big screen, Jeremy Ray Valdez is drawn to roles and brings life to stories that influence and inspire conversations such as Sundance Film Festival features La Mission in 2010 and All She Can in 2011. La Mission garnered opening night honors for the Sundance Film Festival and San Francisco International Film Festival, respectively. 2012 was a busy year of production for Valdez who just completed four feature films, Blaze You Out, Dreamer, H.O.M.E. and Mission Park, all of which will premiere in 2013.
Valdez’s talents extend beyond film and television and are showcased in his musical abilities. He was raised in a family of musicians and began studying music at the age of 10. Jeremy studied at the Musician's Institute and currently plays guitar for various artists in and around Los Angeles. He is also an active charity volunteer, Valdez is involved with Autism Speaks, The National Hispanic Foundation For The Arts, GLADD and was picked by Michelle Obama to take part with her in her Read Across America campaign.
Valdez currently resides in Los Angeles.
Valerie Mason's love affair with beauty products began while she was still playing dress-up in her mother’s shoes and make-up. Over the years she had been made to feel like a beauty queen through its magical, transforming powers, but things got serious when she realized these products were more than just perfect colors and shades.
While in college, Valerie had the life changing opportunity to research at M.I.T. in cosmetic surfactants (surface chemical reactions). She learned that we’re more than just what we eat. What we put onto our largest organ, the skin, has lasting consequences to our health and wellbeing; especially since 80% of what we apply topically is absorbed into the skin. After graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering, she decided to delve even deeper into skin care, so she returned to school for her esthetics-skin care license, a wonderful and eye-opening experience. Instead of running to a dermatologist who would prescribe creams and ointments filled with parabens and other toxic chemicals, Valerie learned about organic and naturally based skin care products that are just as effective, but without the harmful toxins. This “hands-on” experience combined with her Chemical Engineering background forms her foundation of knowledge.
Eden Organix gives back by creating human capital. This is done through scholarships, by supporting jobs for women who have fallen on hard times and by donating 10% of our profits to causes that help the environment, women and children. The purpose is known as 'Drive Beauty,' and it is Valerie's my passion. Her philosophy is simple, if you can help people first, you can help the environment.
Lia Valerio is the co-founder of Malia Designs, a Fair Trade handbag and accessories company, created to increase economic opportunity for marginalized women and to fight human trafficking in
The Next Los Angeles: the Struggle for a Livable City (University of California Press, 2005)
Mark Vallianatos is Policy Director of The Urban and Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) and an Adjunct Professor at Occidental College, where he currently teaches the Environmental Stewards class. Mark is co-author of The Next Los Angeles: the Struggle for a Livable City and a number of publications on food access, transportation, and goods movement. He is also co-chair of the College's Sustainability Committee. He has worked at UEPI since 2001. Before moving to the Los Angeles region and joining the Institute, he worked on international trade and environmental issues in Washington, D.C. Mark received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia and University of Virginia school of Law.
John Valverde is the Director of Workforce Development at the Osborne Association, which provides men and women with criminal records comprehensive career development training to prepare them to enter and advance in the green economy. The Green Career Center seeks to embody making a difference by helping people in the re-purposing of their lives and advocating for opportunities for them to contribute to their families, communities and the environment. John’s commitment to social, economic and environmental justice; education; cognitive/behavioral development and breaking the cycle of illness, poverty, drugs, crime and incarceration led him to be selected as a Marano Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Workforce Strategies Initiative, and a member of Green for All’s national Green Pathways to Re-entry Community of Practice. At the core of John’s work his commitment to developing good green local business and connecting those business owners to a solid, skilled workforce.
- Saying Yes! Conversations on a World That Works for All Publisher: Positive Futures Network (2000)
- Making Peace: Healing a Violent World Publisher: Positive Futures Network (2003)
Sarah van Gelder is co-founder and executive editor of YES! magazine, a national media organization that fuses powerful ideas and practical actions for a more just and sustainable world. Sarah leads the development of issue themes ranging from resilient communities, to climate justice, to sustainable happiness. She heads up the non-profit’s newest initiative: YES! Takes on the News, which offers a solution-oriented take on the daily headlines at www.yesmagazine.org.
Corrine L. Van Hook manages communications, outreach, and supports fundraising efforts at Bay Localize. She helps coordinate and support key programs like Communities for Resilience and Green Your City as well as program development and strategic planning. Corrine's passion for social justice stems from youth and education, disadvantaged populations and people of color, and equitable opportunity. As a former IDEAL Scholar, she witnessed and continues to witness the compelling impact of investing in youth and disenfranchised communities so that leadership can reflect the real diversity it seeks to serve. She has developed her talents working with the Rockwood Leadership Institute, Greater New Beginnings Youth Services, and through contracting with various organizations. Corrine holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She hopes to learn, educate, and urge communities to be more proactive in functioning within their environment so we can create and maintain sustainable futures.
Jodie Van Horn is an organizer for the Freedom from Oil Campaign with Rainforest Action Network, a coalition that is working to free America of its oil addiction. Jodie also coordinates PlugIn Bay Area, an initiative aimed at promoting the commercialization of plugin hybrid vehicles to demonstrate that a demand exists for ultra fuel efficient transportation alternatives.
- The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems (HarperOne, 2009)
- ReBuild the Dream (Nation Books, April 2012)
Van Jones is president and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, a pioneering initiative to restore good jobs and economic opportunity.
Van has a 15-year track record as a successful, innovative and award-winning social entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of three, thriving nonprofit organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, and Green For All. He is the author of a New York Times best seller, The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs.
The World Economic Forum named Van a Young Global Leader in 2005. In 2008, Fast Company magazine said he had one of the 12 most creative minds on Earth. TIME magazine named Van a global environmental hero in 2008; it named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2009.
A Yale-educated attorney, Van worked as the green jobs advisor to the Obama White House in 2009. There, he helped run the inter-agency process that oversaw $80 billion in green recovery spending.
During the 2010-11 academic year, Van taught environmental policy and politics at Princeton University. Today, he serves on the boards of several prestigious organizations, including the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and American Progress Action Fund.
A globally-recognized pioneer in human rights and the clean energy economy, Van is one of America's leading champions of smart solutions to create pathways out of poverty and rebuild America's middle class.
The Clean-Energy Economy
Van is the founder of Green For All, the national organization working to get green jobs to disadvantaged communities. He was the main advocate for the Green Jobs Act, which George W. Bush signed into law in 2007. The Act was the first piece of federal legislation to codify the term "green jobs." Under the Obama administration, it has resulted in $500 million for green job training nationally.
While best known for his promotion of green jobs, Van has been hard at work for nearly two decades, fashioning solutions to some of urban America's toughest problems. In addition to Green For All, he is the co-founder of two social justice organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Color of Change.
Awards & Honors
Van's work has earned him many awards and honors, including:
- Van was named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2009.
- Van was designated by the World Economic Forum as a "Young Global Leader."
- Van is a recipient of the international Ashoka Fellowship.
- Van was one of Essence Magazine's 25 most inspiring African Americans in 2008. Last year, Ebony Magazine named him one of the Power 150.
Van Schagen is Grist.orgs Seattle editor and has been writing about art, music and entertainment for the environmental news website since 2004.
Van Waning is an Environmental Engineer for the Urban Management and Brownfield Redevelopment (UMBR) group, which evaluates, remediates and provides for the redevelopment of properties for City projects and develops and implements programs in support of the City's wastereduction and recycling initiatives. Prior to her work at the Department of Environment, Van Waning worked as an environmental consultant in the private sector for several years. Van Waning holds a Bachelors of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Masters in Environmental Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
- The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in The Age of Obama (Nation Books, 2011)
- Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover (Nation Books, 2009)
- Taking Back America--And Taking Down The Radical Right (Nation Books, 2004)
Katrina vanden Heuvel is Editor and Publisher of The Nation.
She is a frequent commentator on American and international politics on ABC, MSNBC, CNN and PBS. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Foreign Policy magazine and The Boston Globe.
She writes a weekly web column for The Washington Post. Her blog "Editor's Cut" appears at thenation.com.
She is the author of The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in The Age of Obama (Nation Books, 2011). She is also the editor of Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recoverand co-editor of Taking Back America--And Taking Down The Radical Right.
Vanessa King, M.S., C.N.S. is a yogi, surfer, nutritionist and professor. She combines her experiences in mindfulness practices with her education in nutrition to create community-oriented health promotion programs that cleanse, nourish and empower. King is DC's AcroYoga expert, a long time yoga teacher and practitioner and thai yoga massage practicioner.
Vanguard LED Lights is an energy efficient lighting firm. We believe in the old adage “If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem.” LED lights are just not replacement lamps. They can use up to 90% less energy, last over 50,000 hours, have no radiant heat or UV, and contains No Mercury
Vanishing Tribe is an ever evolving lifestyle brand promoting cultural awareness through design. Each season we pick a part of the world with a rich artisanal tradition, do our research, book our flights and hit the ground running! Stories fuel our company. You might find us bumping around on the back of rusty motor-scooters in Laos, visiting Tai Lu communities that still grow their own silk worms, sipping Masala tea with Tibetan elders and hearing stories of life in exile while browsing through the finest piles of Tibetan turquoise, or getting overwhelmed in the markets of Indonesia searching for disappearing Ikat textiles. In Laos, weaving skills and natural dying techniques have been passed down from mother to daughter for thousands of years. In Indonesia, a single Ikat textile can take up to one full year to produce. We only saw it fit to support these artisans in their traditions by paying whatever price they ask and to carry their level of passion over into our domestic production techniques.
These incredible materials are shipped home to our studio in Portland, Oregon where they are lovingly incorporated into our bags and jewelry. We cut, sew, print, dye and fabricate everything by hand. Our screen prints are hand-drawn illustrations inspired by our travels and printed with eco-inks. Vanishing Tribe’s focus is old-world craftsmanship, modern sustainability and innovative design. We strive to create products that withstand the test of time and have vibrant stories to tell. Be a part of our story . . . Come Run with Us!
Krista Vardabash is the former Executive Director of the International Reciprocal Trade Association (wwwIRTA.com) and is now the U.S. liaison for GETS Plus, LLC (www.getsplus.com), a leading system for community currencies. In her role as IRTA executive director for seven years, Krista championed the inclusion of complementary currency networks and organizations into IRTA membership and provided leadership developing IRTA's complementary currency, the UC (Universal Currency). Krista is committed to serving the purpose of GETS Plus by playing a pivotal role in the stewardship of a culture that supports sustainable, mutuallyowned, creditclearing networks. Krista has spoken at international barter conferences on the subject of ethics and standards; she has been interviewed and quoted in various media such as NPR, BBC, Entrepreneur, The Economist and The Wall Street Journal as well as numerous local publications. Krista also helped to found and manage Amigas Sin Fronteras, a community microlending program through her church that supported families and small businesses in TuxtlaGutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico.
Ten years ago, former fashion designer Julia Fry came up with the idea of creating a green alternative to traditional laundry products at a time when few eco-friendly products were available. Using her passion for textiles, she founded VASKA, whose botanically-based laundry care products, called herbatergents, preserve textiles, leave whites whiter, don't fade colors and have superior stain removal properties. VASKA outperforms both traditional and green laundry formulas. VASKA's products are 100% biodegradable and gray water safe. Its green brand focus extends to its packaging. The ergonomic bottle is made from 75% post-consumer recycled content. Vaska's performance based formulas are used to wash the top 200 hotels in the Bay Area as well as the uniforms of the San Francisco Giants.
Aura Vasquez, a native of Columbia, is an Organizing Representative with the Sierra Club of Los Angeles. An advocate for environmental issues, Aura helped organize the "Forward on Climate" rally which drew thousands of supporters. Working alongside Mayor Villaraigosa, Vice-President Al Gore, Sierra Club Executive Director Mike Brune, and philanthropist/businessman Tom Stay, Aura is proud of their efforts that will make LA coal free in 2025, one of only five cities in the world to do so.
Aura serves on the Executive Board of the Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council and the United Nations Women LA- Chapter Board. Aura was previously a Political Advisor in New York City Congressman Eliot Engel’s office. At the United Way, Aura lobbied for education programs and managed the Dropout Prevention Program. Aura received a degree in Political Science and Multi-cultural Journalism from City University New York- Lehman.
Vastra(website coming soon) presents a revolutionary concept --Wellness through Clothing--100% organic cotton apparel that is dyed using different organic Ayurvedic herbs for different colors and specific wellness qualities; a proprietary 100% natural process/concept known as 'Ayurvastra' developed from the ayurvedic texts and refined further for modern usage.
Vaughan is the regional coordinator for Global Exchanges Freedom from Oil Campaign.
Kat Vaughan traveled to Guatemala for the first time in 1998 and immediately experienced a burden for the plight of the Guatemalan Mayan women and children. Seeing the beautiful artisan work of the Mayans, Kat spent time researching and getting to know various women groups. Eventually, Kat met an existing group of Mayan women artisans in the Guatemalan Highlands, established by American woman with a passion for beading and empowering Mayan women through economic development. Kat founded Globally Minded to support artisans in Guatemala through fair trade. Globally Minded designs hip beaded, fair trade and eco-fashion jewelry produced by artisans in Guatemala. In addition, Kat founded Globally Minded Works, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, supporting education and charitable projects in Guatemala. Kat has an M.B.A. in Strategic Leadership.
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We are dedicated to providing our clients with maximum energy savings and reliable operation. We have been operating for over 20 years, offering optimal quality and support.We provide the Pacific Northwest and it's surrounding areas with professional High-Efficiency HVAC design, installation, service & repair, sales, consultation and more...
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Vedika offers transformative education in Ayurveda, infusing academics with ideals, practical training with philosophy, textual study with personal experience, and meditation with medication. Following Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle principles restores personal health and harmony with nature. Our mission is to ignite a community healing and wellness movement with classical Ayurveda.
A Back to Tradition College of Ayurveda
Vedika Global, Inc. is a non-profit organization with its headquarters in Berkeley, California. Vedika is dedicated to teaching, living and sharing the spiritually energized science of Ayurveda. Vedika Global has established a unique, back to tradition school of Ayurveda - Vedika Gurukula, which not only teaches (at subsidized cost to students) the principles and practices of Ayurveda in 1,3 or 6 year study programs, but is also dedicated to preserving the oral tradition of Ayurveda, a heritage of humanity. Vedika's culture is rooted in selfless service - Seva. Vedika's vision of humanitarian Ayurveda extends to establishing walk-in Ayurveda centers for low income and at-risk communities; and encompasses conscious community development through gatherings such as Vedika Sangha which share knowledge, and uplift local community.
The premier vegetarian lifestyle magazine, VegNews serves up the latest in recipes, news, health information, events, the best new veg products, must read books, and so much more. In addition to its award winning publication, the vegetarian media company also produces VegNews.com along with a collection of popular e newsletters, blogs, and events.
America's premier vegetarian lifestyle magazine!
The premier vegetarian lifestyle magazine, VegNews serves up the latest in recipes, news, health information, events, the best new veg products, must-read books, and so much more. In addition to its award-winning publication, the vegetarian media company also produces VegNews.com along with a collection of popular e-newsletters, blogs, and events.
The leader in plant-based natural health and performance products, Vega is dedicated to delivering premium, innovative and authentic wellness solutions to its customers. Vega is an industry-leading and sustainable company providing purposeful products for people everywhere. www.myvega.com
Real Food Fast
Formulated by Brendan Brazier, vegan, professional Ironman triathlete and best-selling author on performance nutrition, Vega is made exclusively from natural plant-based whole foods.A synergistic collection of Brendan's favorite plant-based superfoods, Vega is not only a complete meal replacement, but also an ideal daily health-optimizing supplement.High in fiber, protein and essential fatty acids, Vega is naturally filling and satisfying, helping to reduce appetite and cravings.
VSDC promotes the benefits of vegetarianism through educational and community-building activities throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area, including Maryland and northern Virginia. We welcome people wherever they are on the path toward an all plant-based diet. We organize 5-7 events per month along, annual events like the Life-Affirming Thanksgiving, DC VegFest, the Eat Smart Program, and much more. Founded in 1927, we are the oldest, continuously-operating vegetarian society in North America.
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Delicious 100% Vegan fast service foods, organic, trans fat free and whole wheat.
Veggie Fest 09 - Chicagolands only Vegetarian Festival
Chicagoland's only Vegetarian Food Festival. August 8th and 9th, 2009, held on the grounds of the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center, 4 S 175 Naperville Road, Naperville, IL. Over 10,000 people attended Veggie Fest '08. This year food demostrations from the chefs of Chicagoland's vegetarian restaurants, international expert speakers, live music, hundreds of vendor booths, vegetarian food court,large children's program, workshops, meditation classes, free drawings, and lots and lots of fun. We are planning on 20,000 particpants this year and you are invited! Free and open to the public. Join us and celebrate "Veggie Fest '09 Good Food, Healthly Living"!
From the mighty Mekong River to the shores of the Arabian Sea, VegVoyages specializes in off-the-beaten-track vegan adventures in Asia. On each of their tours, VegVoyages focuses on spending time well off the tourist trail giving guests an opportunity to gain insight into the region’s culture, history, heritage and cuisines.
In 2006, Daniel Velez founded Greater Goods, a store in Washington, D.C., that sells products that help consumers live a greener life or products that provide an ecofriendly alternative for everyday items. When Daniel created this store, he was thinking about Iraq, energy independence, and global warming, and realized that living more sustainably is about the choices we make around engineering and technology. It's also about how we as humans use our living and work spaces. Since most people on the planet live in cities, that's where energy, water, and waste technologies should be applied. Most of the buildings in major metropolitan areas will not be rebuilt any time soon, so we need to improve what we already have. Daniel wanted to find the kinds of goods and services that would help him improve his home so he could have less of an impact on the environment without sacrificing toilet paper. Not finding such a place, he decided to open one.
Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez are the co-founders of Back to the Roots, an urban mushroom farm in Oakland, California, growing gourmet mushrooms and mushroom kits sustainably on 100% recycled coffee grounds. Offers in hand, they were headed into the corporate world during their last semester at UC Berkeley in 2009 when they came across this idea in class a few months before graduation, fell in love with the waste-to-food model and decided to forego careers in investment banking and consulting to become full-time urban mushroom farmers! Back to the Roots diverted over 1 million pounds of coffee ground waste from Peet’s Coffee in 2011, has grown its team to 31 people, and now sells its Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Gardens at more than 1,500 retailers nationwide, including Whole Foods and Home Depot. Back to the Roots has been recognized in Forbes’ 30 Under 30, BusinessWeek’s Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25, and CNN’s 10 Next Gen Entrepreneurs. Alejandroand Nikhil are working to build a movement that can connect everyone with their food again—green thumb or not!.
- Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House: Bringing Your Home into Harmony with Nature (Natural Home & Garden) (Lark Books, 2006)
- Healing Environments: Your Guide to Indoor Well-Being (Celestial Arts, 1995)
Carol Venolia is an architect and educator who has been involved with ecological building for more than 30 years. Named a Green Design Trailblazer by Natural Home Magazine, she has designed numerous context-responsive homes of straw, earth, and “good wood” and consulted on schools, healing centers, and eco-villages.
In addition to her architectural practice, Carol directs the EcoDwelling program at New College of California and writes the “Design for Life” column for Natural Home Magazine. Her design work has been featured in The Natural House Catalog, Earth to Spirit, The Healthy House, and Environ Magazine, and she travels widely to lecture and teach. Carol has written two books: Healing Environments: Your Guide to Indoor Well-Beingand Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House (with Kelly Lerner).
Sylvia Ventura is an accomplished business executive and a social entrepreneur. She specializes in early stage strategy, marketing and development. Sylvia is both an investor, and a skillful entrepreneur, having founded two agencies and a clean-tech venture that was recently acquired. Early in her career she worked as a marketing executive for pharmaceutical, and consumer health companies. She is the founder of One Block Off the Grid (1BOG), the nation’s first and largest group purchasing organization for residential solar energy. Sylvia is a French native and holds a BA in Business Administration from CNAM, Paris. She has spent the past two years as Executive-in-Residence with Hub Ventures where she advises on business modeling, evaluation, validation, brand development, positioning and strategy. She is an Advisor with several companies in the program. She currently serves as the Development Director for Hub Bay Area and SOCAP. She is also working on the Women Impact Project, an ambitious venture whose mission is to increase the number of female founders and investors in social enterprise.
Since her 9th grade year, Lenie has worked with elementary kids in her school’s annual Earth Day carnival, teaching them how to live a sustainable life. She was also involved in the Green Ambassadors program, a learning lab project of Environmental Charter High School, where she learned about reducing her carbon footprint, sustainability, and the problems/solutions in our environment.
This year, she volunteered to restore a few miles of trails that were completely devastated on the Pacific Crest Trail with a few other students. And, this summer was very significant for Lenie because she was chosen to be a member of The Nature Conservancy’s LEAF program (Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future), where she went to the Island of Santa Cruz for a month to research a variety of things with scientists. Overall, Lenie’s range in environmental outreach experience has shaped her to absolutely love and enjoy all of the things she does and has influenced her to want to pursue a career dealing with environmental involvement in the future.
Verdant believes that merchant processing can be more than a cost of doing business. By choosing us you are driving environmental change while reducing your costs to take credit cards. Through 1% for the Planet we contribute 1% of our revenue to prominent environmental groups committed to a sustainable future.
Verizon is proud to be the official wireless partner of Seattle Green Festival this year, and they would like to help keep the landfields clear of your unwanted Mobile Phones, Accessories and Chargers! If you choose to donate to Verizon's Hopeline Charity, you will be entered for a chance to win a Verizon Wireless Smartphone. One entry per person.
Legal: No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Must be 18 years of age or older. Hopeline donations will be accepted on June 5, 2010 from 10am to 7pm and June 6, 2010 from 11am to 6pm at the Green Festival located at: WA State Convention & Trade Center. 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101. To learn more about Hopeline, visit VerizonWireless.com/Hopeline. To see official rules, details and FREE FORM of Entry, go to VerizonInsider.com/GreenFestival
Starting May 1, pick up your FREE Green Festival tickets at these Verizon stores:
Redmond (16803 Redmond Way)
Seattle University (5001 25th Ave NE)
Bellevue Square (1033 Bellevue Square)
Seattle Downtown (1633 6th Avenue, #3&4)
Microsoft Employees, visit the Verizon store on campus.
No Purchase Necessary. Must be 18 yrs or older. Tickets available through June 6th.
Organic apparel eco-friendly & perfected in Vermont.
Vermont Clothing Company. We Were Green Before Green Was Cool.100% of our factory's electricity comes from Cow Power; Vermont cow manure. Vermont Clothing Company provides organic apparel to corporate and resort customers throughout the US decorated in eco-freindly fashion in our zero carbon footprint facility. A few of our trademarked resort designs such as We Were Green Before Green Was Cool, Cow Power Tee's and Feel Me I'm Organic have been worn and enjoyed by thousands. Stop by booth #437, you'll leave with a smile. Peace, love and cows.
Premiere showroom for interior/exterior furniture/textiles
A first of its kind, a high-end showroom for green high-end design furniture, textiles, floor-, window-, and wall- coverings. Located in the green city of West Hollywood, Vernare's showroom is home to water features, innovative green/sustainable product, and a warm welcome to those who are growing green and those who are leading the trends.
Manufacturer of Phytopod products for vertical gardening
We design, manufacture and sell PHYTOPOD vertical gardening containers and related products for growing big gardens in small spaces. We sell them to urbanites, schools and institutions, businesses with urban rooftop or vacant lot space, and commercial market gardeners. We sell accessories and supplies and connect our customers with a global social networking sites focusing on personal green production. Our containers make REAL gardens that can fit on your balcony and produce enough vegetables to pay back your investment in ONE growing season. We use earth-friendly recycled and re-used materials.
Home decor items made from recycled materials
We recycle fabric, newspaper, plastic bottles, cardboard and wood to make functional one of a kind vases, bowls and other home decor items.
Keeping your pet healthy the natural way
We are a holistic veterinary clinic providing excellent, holistic and integrated veterinary care for dogs and cats, and more recently small exotics. Our focus is on keeping your pet healthy and promoting quality of life. Our team of compassionate professionals is dedicated to creating a nurturing healing environment that maintains whole health for your pet within your family unit. To this end, we utilize Nutrition with an emphasis on Raw Diet, Acupuncture, Chinese and Western Herbs, Homeopathy, Bach Flowers, Energy Healing, Massage and a variety of other holistic modalities.
Vetter is the Field Manager for Vesta Home Performance Retrofitting, a fullservice home performance contracting company in Seattle. Vetter previously owned a green remodeling company for ten years and currently serves as the Vice President of Home Performance Washington.
supporting Options for Children of Zambia
Via Creativa Gallery is supporting Options for Children of Zambia and its fundraising efforts for a birthing clinic to be built in Muchila, Zambia. We sell Tribal Textiles which are beautifully handmade soft furnishings like cushion covers, table runners and cloths, etc and the money raised goes to Options for Children (see www.optionsforchildren.org). We will also be selling KAZURI beads from Kenya, Ethnic Pride jewelry from Columbia and some beautiful handmade jewelry from Green artists here in the US. The Gallery is located in Virginia Beach, VA and is happy for you to shop online for the Tribal Textiles and more.
Vibrant Health is a brand for those seeking, well… vibrant health. Our promise is to design and market the most nutritionally valuable food supplements we can for the benefit of all men, women, and children. Delivering on that promise is a serious endeavor, and we work diligently toward that end for you.
batik clothing designs, exclusive of Victoria Batik
Art and function blend well together with this ancient technique called batik. As part of the creative process we use food grade pure beeswax, cold water process dyes and socially responsible, style-friendly clothing as a canvas for these naturally inspired designs you can comfortably wear. Made in Eugene, Oregon.
Victualia, LLC is dedicated to importing artisanal goods from Spain. Our foods, which are traditionally crafted and predominantly organic, include extra virgin olive oil, raw honey, and raw-milk sheep and goat cheeses. Additionally, we partner with a fourth-generation shoemaker to bring you BioWorld Footwear: sandals, shoes, and boots in both leather (vegetable-tanned and chemical-free) and vegan styles.
Handmade Beadwork and Handbags from Guatemala
Vida Dulce Imports strives to bring to the marketplace beautifully hand crafted items from the Guatemalan Highlands. From Hand beaded jewelry to funky and functional handbags made from the Mayan blouses. Coming soon! Cowboy boots made from recycled, hand woven huipeles!
Green Consultant/Coaching for Home Owners & Trade Professionals
Vida Verde is a Green Consulting firm specializing in Residential Building and Remodeling. Working with both Home Owners, General Contractors and Trade Specialists to understand the concepts and ideas behind Green Build and Design. The ideas behind Green Build are numerous and often complex. Vida Verde strives to find the "right shade of green" for every project or client and does so in an affordable and approachable manner. Green Build does not have to be expensive or confusing. Navigating the waters of varying Green Build credentials, concepts and ideas can be intimidating. Vida Verde wants to make it less so. Vida Verde also serves as a Construction Coaching firm to provide ideas, support and knowledge for Home Owners looking for Eco-friendly ideas and for those in the Trade wanting to expand or develop business in the emerging Green Build marketplace.
Nannette Vides grew up in San Francisco, where she studied ballet from the age of 5, and later worked with various multi-cultural dance troupes. She has been teaching Zumba for the past five years, and helping make movement fun and accessible for people across the Bay Area. Nannette says, " Zumba is all about expression and moving with the flavor you were born with. Anyone can do it. Plus, its a great way to get fit, burn calories, and best of all really smile!"
John Viera was appointed director, Sustainable Business Strategies for Ford Motor Company in January, 2007. Mr. Viera is responsible for developing global sustainable business plans, reporting externally on the company's environmental and social performance, and leading the company's engagement and partnerships with non-government organizations (NGOs) and other stakeholders. In January 2009, Mr. Viera assumed the responsibilities of the company's environmental policies, consistent with his current title of Director, Sustainability and Environmental Policy.
Viera has held several positions within Ford Motor Company during his 25 year tenure before being named to his current position. For the first seven years of his career, he worked in the company's Heavy Truck Division. In 1992, Viera was responsible for the Truck Product Planning organization that lead Company efforts in the development of natural gas-fueled pickup trucks. In 1994, Viera led the efforts of the Truck Computer Aided Design organization.
In 1997, Viera was appointed manager, Plant Engineering Vehicle Team, Explorer and Mountaineer programs. Located in
Viera is an active member of the Product Development arm of the Ford African Ancestry Network (FAAN), with a focus on mentoring and counseling, and speaking at workshops. Mr. Viera currently serves on the advisory board at Georgia Tech in
Hernando Villa is a Colombian healer and environmental consultant. He has been working with various indigenous groups in South America including the Camsra, Kogis, Sionas, Kofanes and the Emberas. His work has included environmental projects, plant medicine, music and ancient wisdom keeping. Hernando Villa is a Board Member of the Council for Environmental Affairs in the State of Risaralda, Colombia. He founded an NGO in Pereira in the Colombian state of Risaralda called Raices (roots in Spanish). Raices leads humanitarian and social projects. In urban Pereira they plant 100 organic gardens a year, provide educational leadership projects using permaculture to urban youth and teach the youth the indigenous ways of prayer. Raices advocates as a platform for indigenous tribes of Colombia to teach their wisdom and actively be involved through their prayers in local politics and environmental law making. Hernando Villa is also partnering with Kiahkeya, a production company designated to preserving indigenous wisdom in the United States.
Hernando offers his music and purification within different environments, such as prayer circles, workshops, tribal elder facilitation, indigenous preservation projects and youth leadership. His prayers are focused around the sweat lodge, pipe ceremonies and the continuity of herbal remedy wisdom and Earth teachings.
An integrative pharmacy focused on healthy living. In business for 45 years with a staff of 50, including pharmacists, nutritionists, an herbalist and naturopathic doctor. 20% off nutritional supplements every day, plus 15% off natural body care products. Nutritional counselors available for personalized nutrient recommendations.
Village Green Energy - Go Beyond Fossil Fuels
Village Green believes that by developing renewable energy, improving existing power generating methods, and improving our energy efficiency, the global community can achieve higher living standards without destroying our environmentRenewable Energy Certificates are a new and innovative tool that allow companies, organizations, and individuals to purchase renewable energy without installing expensive solar panels on their roof or building a power line to connect themselves to a wind farm. As a result, purchasing RECs are the cheapest and easiest way to "go green" or "carbon neutral."
Violets Peapod offers a unique line of baby sleep sacks available in an assortment of natural & organic fabrics. Sleep sacks are used in lieu of loose blankets in the crib, thereby providing a safer sleeping environment for babies. These precious creations are made in the San Francisco Bay Area.
graduate and professional development programs in sustainability<...
Virginia Tech offers graduate education and career development programs for working professionals in the National Capital Region and beyond. Innovative programs include the new Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) degree and China Sustainability Initiative (CSI). Travel and gain international work experience! Students are from the public and private sectors.
The Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability, a center within Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment, provides education, research, and leadership needed to navigate a rapidly changing future.
2007 24-ft Vision electric boat, trailer and viewing platform
Envision yourself cruising quietly in our eco-friendly electric boat. Relax in luxury while connecting with nature, for less than a dollar a day. Experience a fumeless, safe and silent boating alternative and feel secure knowing our boats are being manufactured with significantly low environmental impact
We provide socially and environmentally responsible investment management services with portfolios customized for client's financial and social criteria. We invest in high positive impact companies active in green and clean energy, environmentally sustainable activities, natural foods and products, affordable housing, and education financing as well as screening of larger companies for various social and environmental criteria. David Kim, President of the firm, has been involved in SRI since 1983, as a founder of Working Assets.
River and Stream Restoration
We are a non-profit project involves tribes of California and at risk children, involving them in river and stream restoration. They learn how to retsore our waterways that in the end can help bring back salmon and lessons the garbage in our oceans. A win for us all!
VisionWorks offers easy access to Ideas & Images of a Changing World. Books, Postcards, Bumper Stickers, Calendars, Buttons & Magnets can all carry powerful ideas & images, spreading conversation and shifting thinking. We offer cutting edge materials from independent publishers around the world. Retail or Wholesale.
We believe that each moment offers unique opportunities for creative thought & action. We strive to spark conversations on many levels of our culture while we offer the best products and support to creative retailers.
We are always interested in finding new retail outlets to work with in the communities where you live. There is a dire need for independent booksellers, media and retail outlets of all types to make these ideas available everywhere. As individuals, we must be sure that these community efforts have our support to both survive and succeed.
We hope you can find stimulating ideas and surprises in the Green Festival Bookstore. Humor, art and creative thinking must have a central place in our dreams of a better world. We welcome your feedback. Please visit our website for more details at www.changingworld.com
Beautiful hand-made handicrafts, 100% organic wool from the high mountains of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia
DJ Cavem Moetavation is more than a deejay, this Denver, Colorado native, hails from the historic Five Points and has been a long time community activist. At age 26, Ietef Hotep Vita is DJ C.A.V.E.M. (Communicating Awareness Victoriously Educating the Masses) Moetavation, an internationally known HipHop artist, writer/producer, deejay, HipHop Yogi, Afro-Latin percussionist, father, midwife, and environmental and youth advocate. He is an Eco-Cultivator/Educator, sharing his knowledge with various age groups in organic gardening, veganism, wholistic health, sustainability, conscious consumption, and HipHop culture. He is a recording activist whose fourth album "The Teacher's Lounge" released July 2010. The single, "Wheat Grass", speaks on youth and sustainability and placed him second in Green For All’s, 2010 Dream Reborn art contest. His latest project marries eco-consciousness and true HIP HOP - Higher Inner Peace, Helping Other People, it is entitled “The Produce Section - The Harvest” and releases September 29, 2012.
Founded in 2003, vital hemptations manufactures and distributes comfortable, affordable, stylish hemp apparel for living every day. Our hemp clothing uses 100% hemp linen and hemp/tencel (eco-friendly wood-pulp fiber) knits. We co-create logowear for green businesses, support wholesale customers throughout the USA, and welcome wholesale inquiries. Satisfy your hemptations: www.vitalhemp.com