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WABC-TV, Channel 7 is the Disney / ABC owned television station in New York City, serving nearly 7.4 million television households in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. It is also the most watched local television station in the United States.
Producing more than 41 hours of live, local news and weather each week, WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News is New York’s most watched local news. The station also produces LIVE with Kelly and Michael, which is seen in more than 200 television markets nationwide.
Environmental stewardship and nature conservation are a rich part of our corporate history and a vital focus of our future. From Disney’s earliest nature movies through the creation of the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, we have worked to protect the planet and preserve nature for future generations.
Organic cotton EcoArt throw pillows and bags.
We create stylish organic cotton EcoArt throw pillows and reusable bags for a healthy, happy earth & home. We use premium green materials such as pure organic cotton and kapok from the rain forest to produce our durable eco goods designed to bring art, color and comfort to your home.
Maureen Wagener volunteers as a board member of African People’s Education & Defense Fund and as the director of Uhuru Pies, an economic development project of the African People’s Education & Defense Fund. She has built a successful campaign for social justice and economic self-reliance in the African community under the leadership of the African People’s Education & Defense Fund, through the Uhuru Pie Campaign. Thousands of people participate in selling, buying and eating Uhuru Pies each year in November. She has a strong background in non-profit fundraising and community organizing. She was part of the People’s Food System in the SF Bay Area in the late 1970s.
WAGES creates green businesses that provide healthy jobs for low-...
WAGES' mission is to build worker-owned green businesses that create healthy, dignified jobs for low-income women. We launch cooperatives where women develop personal and professional skills, become leaders, and gain economic security. Our Co-op Network includes 5 Eco-Friendly Cleaning co-ops serving over 50 cities in the Bay Area.
Evan Wagner is Sustainability Steward of Occupy.com. At Occupy, he is on the committee creating a complementary currency system. This spring, he intends to launch a local organic food based banking and currency system, called Permabank. Berkeley educated, he has worked as a project manager and in real estate development.
Wild elephants in Sri Lanka are being killed at an alarming rate
Visit with reps from area Waldorf schools.
Waldorf has become the largest independent, non-denominational education movement in the world, with over 900 schools and an additional 600 early childhood programs in 35 countries. What accounts for this widespread interest? The Waldorf approach provides a rich experience that truly prepares children for the challenges of our world and their future. It is based on the simple but profound insight that children learn in distinctly different ways at different stages of their development. The strong academic curriculum responds to and enhances each developmental stage. It is a holistic approach that cultivates academic, social and emotional intelligence, and connects children to nature and the arts. Engaging the hands and the heart as well as the mind ignites a true passion for lifelong learning'the hallmark of a Waldorf education. There are 4 independent Waldorf elementary schools, one high school and several early childhood programs in the Chicago area. For more information and to see their locations go to www.waldorfchicagoarea.org.
Our goal is committed to helping you improve your health and well-being. Patients are assured of receiving the finest quality care. Many years of experience have shown that true healing takes time and that it is vital to treat the actual source of health problems and not merely the symptoms. We believe that spinal health is the foundation of well being and nerve stress can lead to pain and other ailments. We are offering free spinal exams and postural screens.
Walker is CoFounder of Transition Whidbey and has remained an avid participant and supporter of the movement to relocalize Whidbey Island since 2007. Walker sits on several committees on Whidbey Island representing TW's efforts to move the island community toward food, energy, and economic self reliance.
Poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, anthologist, teacher, editor, publisher, womanist,mother, activist, and dear friend, student and comrade of Howard Zinn, Walker is a prolific writer in multiple genres. Her fiction, in particular her novels, have established her as a canonical figure in American letters.Walker's novels include The Temple of My Familiar, Possessing the Secret of Joy, The Color Purple, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens, and Anything We Love Can Be Saved. Walker's most recent collection of essays is We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For, wherein she pays tribute to such figures as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Fidel Castro, and also challenges us to find, in this dissolving world, a practice that will sustain and direct us. The Color Purple, now a classic of American literature, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2007. The awardwinning novel served as the inspiration for Steven Spielberg's 1985 film and has been adapted for the stage by Scott Sanders. Walker's writings have been translated into more than two dozen languages, and her books have sold more than ten million copies. Along with the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award, Walker's awards and fellowships include a Guggenheim Fellowship and a residency at Yaddo.
Angela Walker is Global Exchange’s former Human Rights Associate and Media Director. While at Global Exchange, she worked with legislators, laborers, NGO leaders, academics, and journalists throughout North America on developing alternatives to the North American Free Trade Agreement. She traveled to Mexico to meet with farmers to research their local, fair trade initiatives. On behalf of Global Exchange, she co-published The Right to Stay Home: Alternatives to Mass Displacement and Forced Migration in North America. Before arriving at Global Exchange, Angela worked as an organizer and researcher focusing on issues of economic development in Central America. Currently, she is pursuing a J.D./LL.M. in International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law where she is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Human Rights.
Allen graduated from the New School of Massage, Bodywork and Healing in 2006. Allen has had a successful practice as a massage therapist and has teamed up with acupuncturists to treat pathologies related to Chinese medicine. Having an interest in Asian philosophy and medicine, Allen began studying Asian bodywork and healing, which was inspired by his years of Buddhist training. Allen has also studied extensively with Tibetan Yogis, which has inspired the core of his bodywork practice and livelihood. Allen has furthered his bodywork studies at Zen Shiatsu and completed the Thai Bodywork program at Chicago School of Thai Massage. Allen has studied yoga, meditation, Tibetan and Tibetan Ayurvedic Medicine in India. While there, he designed and taught a blend of Western and Eastern bodywork to Tibetan refugees in Dharmamsala for low income Tibetans. Allen currently is both in the not-for-profit mental health field and in private bodywork practice incorporating lifestyle assessment, meditation, yoga and motivational interviewing.
Ira Wallace serves on the board of the Organic Seed Alliance and is a worker/owner of the cooperatively managed Southern Exposure Seed Exchange where she coordinates variety selection and seed grower contracts. Southern Exposure offers over 700 varieties of openpollinated heirloom and organic seeds selected for flavor and regional adaptability. Southern Exposure helps people keep control of their food supply by supporting sustainable home and market gardening, seed saving, and preserving heirloom varieties.
In addition, Ira is a member of Acorn Community which farms over 60 acres of certified organic land in Central Virginia, growing seeds, alliums, hay, and conducting variety trials for Southern Exposure. She is also an organizer of the http://www.heritageharvestfestival.com/ Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello, a fun, familyfriendly event featuring an oldtime seed swap, local food, handson workshops and demos, and more. The Festival is quickly growing to become an important regional gathering with over 2,700 attendees in 2009.
Ira was cooperator with the SAREsponsored Saving Our Seeds Project .She presents at events sponsored by the Virginia Association of Biological Farmers (VABF), Virginia Master Gardeners, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA), and Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG)
ECOCHICC – Ecologically Conscious Organization Celebrating Honoring Inspiring Creative Communities – products are produced from natural sustainable resources and recycled materials by artisans worldwide. We are committed to giving back to all our partnering communities by creating revenue and jobs through the practice of fair trade principles.
Stephanie Wang is the Program Director of the Clean Coalition, a non-profit organization focused on making clean, local energy accessible through policy innovation. She leads the organization's campaigns for CLEAN programs, both in California and nationwide. Stephanie is an attorney with expertise in energy policy, project development and project finance. Her opinions on clean energy policy have appeared in the San Jose Mercury News and Sustainable Industries. Before joining the Clean Coalition team, she advised Pacific Environment on energy policy, regulatory proceedings and strategic planning. For the previous six years, she was a real estate and clean energy attorney with both Cox Castle & Nicholson in San Francisco and Fried Frank in New York City. She earned her J.D. and B.A. from the University of Michigan.
Drew Wanke is part of Green Living Project’s Mobile Tour team, sharing personal experiences in wildlife research along with inspiring stories of global sustainability with schools and communities around the nation. Drew completed his B.S. in wildlife science from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 2007. He has worked extensively in wildlife research and regulatory processes associated with natural resource inventory and impact assessment. Drew has conducted field surveys to monitor rare and endangered species, with a large focus on bat populations. Drew and his partner Tanya sold their property in 2010 to join the Green Living Project Mobile Tour. The team has traveled the United States in their biodiesel RV, sharing local and global sustainability stories with audiences of all ages.
Pam Wanveer is a Level 3 Tellington TTouch Practitioner, one of 6 level 3's in the USA and has been a Practitioner for the last 18 years. Her background in Special Education, learning, behavior and history with and love of animals brought her to her present vocation. TTouch has been used internationally for the last 35 years. TTouch uses body work, wraps and movement exercises to help animals learn self and impulse control and improved ability to focus and learn. TTouch recognizes the links between posture, movement, stressors like fear or pain and behavior. It promotes calm and self-control to enable animals to move beyond instinctive fearful responses to its environment making learning easier and more fun while enhancing relationship. TTouch is very useful for dogs who show fear, noise sensitivity or aggressive behaviors.
Neil Ward is a fourth generation Androscoggin River Valley resident. He was a founding member of the Androscoggin River Alliance. In 2006, he became the Program Director of the Androscoggin River Alliance. Neil graduated from Unity College in Maine, with a B.S. in environmental policy.
Keith Ware is currently the VicePresident of Operations of Ecogreen living. Ecogreen living began as Future Green where Keith managed the build out and opening procedures of this firstofakind business. Future exhibited steady growth for eight months.
Matt Warning teaches economics at the University of Puget Sound. For more than 20 years, he has studied poverty in agrarian communities in developing countries. Most recently his research has concerned coffee communities in Latin America. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.
Having spent her early childhood in Iraq under Saddam Hussein, and having returned twice to Iraq since the U.S.invasion, Dr. Wasfi has a firsthand understanding of the invasions devastating repercussions. In this insightful talk, you will learn more about the invasions negative impact on the people and land of Iraq. Wasfi will share a host of evidence for ending the U.S. occupation. Wasfi studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She now give talks around the country about the devastation caused by the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Washable,lightweight, reusable, nylon, produce bags
Our GREEN product is a set of lightweight, re-usable nylon produce bags to take to the market. Wash your vegetables in the bag and store your vegetables in the bags in your refrigerator. Even the packaging is a re-usable produce bag.These bags will help to reduce the use of plastic bags. Lets all do our part.
Washington DC area bicycle advocacy and education organization
The mission of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association is to create a healthier, more livable region by:-Promoting bicycling for fun, fitness and affordable transportation.-Advocating for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices for a healthier environment-Education children, adults and motorists about safe bicycling
The WANP is the professional association of licensed naturopathic physicians (NDs) in the state of Washington. Incorporated in 1934, the WANP promotes an environment in which naturopathic medicine is widely recognized, understood and accessible throughout Washington state. The WANP strives to improve the health of Washington's citizens through the services of naturopathic physicians and the application of the principles of naturopathic medicine, including primary emphasis on wellness, prevention and non-toxic, sustainable therapies.
The Washington City Paper is a U.S. alternative weekly newspaper serving the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
The only gardening publication published specifically for the local metro area zones 6-7 Washington DC and its MD and VA suburbs. The magazine is written entirely BY local area gardeners FOR local gardeners. The content of the magazine gives real examples that you can use immediately in your own garden. It will save you time and show you how to stretch your garden resources. It will inspire you with new ideas and new ways of looking at things. With all of that, we dont forget to include a heavy dose of whimsy, a sense of humor, and a portion of wonder. We have some great stories in the works from Unique Plant Combinations to Starting a Water Garden to Growing Vegetables in Tight Spaces we cant wait to share them with our readers! If you are a DC area gardener, youll love Washington Gardener magazine! We also make a great gift for the gardeners in your life!
Education, Resources, Action for peace and justice.
The Washington Peace Center is an anti-racist, grassroots, multi-issue organization working for peace, justice, and nonviolent social change in the metropolitan Washington DC area since 1963.
Our mission is to provide education, resources, and action for those working for positive social change and a world free from oppression. We strengthen the impact of peace and justice movements by:
- fostering greater collaboration among activist groups
- bridging the gap between global, national & local issues and communities, and
- providing the material support to achieve these goals.
We have political bumper stickers, buttons, t-shirts and calendars for sale. Plus sign up to get involved in building peace and justice in the DC area, take a free newspaper and nominate your favorite activist for a 2013 Activist Award!
We're a New York-based independent investment advisory firm specializing in socially responsible investing.
Whether your focus is on the environment, human rights , fair trade or corporate governance, we can help ensure these values are reflected in your investment portfolio.
Protecting Health and the Environment Since 1981
Since 1981 the Washington Toxics Coalition (WTC) has been a statewide and national leader in efforts to protect health and the environment, and in preventing pollution. WTC works tirelessly to pass legislation that keeps toxic chemicals out of products, food, and schools. As part of these efforts, we are working to change the future of farming in Washington to one that is healthy and sustainable for people, land, and water, and less dependent on toxic chemicals. WTC also runs the Pesticide Free Zone program in Washington state. This program has educated thousands of people throughout the state on maintaining a healthy and beautiful yard and garden without the use of toxic pesticides.
WTA start your hiking adventure here.
Washington Trails Association (WTA), the voice for hikers in Washington state. We believe hiking trails are our link to wilderness. We protect hiking trails and wild lands, take volunteers out to maintain trails, and promote hiking as a healthy, fun way to explore the outdoors.
Washington Waldorf School is part of the world wide educational movement begun by Rudolf Steiner. Our school offers an integrative curriculum and innovative instructional method which provides a unique, developmentally appropriate education. Encouraging clear thinking, balanced feeling, and initiative from preschool through high school, our academic, artistic, and practical program serves our diverse population from pre-kindergarten through high school and is excellent preparation for college and life.
Environmentally friendly automobile and boat wash
WashMe-EnviGreen has turned the traditional automobile and boat washing business of cleaning, polishing and protecting into an environmentally friendly and convenient mobile wash. WashMe-EnviGreen provides consumers with a time saving, value-added service while you are yachting, golfing, dining and/or sleeping. WashMe-EnviGreen uses a special technique of less than a gallon of low pressure water per wash along with biodegradable and no foam detergents that results in no wastewater.
Mia Wasilevich is a self-taught chef and wild foodie in Los Angeles, California. By the age of 15 she had already traveled to more than 20 countries. A Southern California native, Mia’s cultural background is a mix of Russian, American Indian and South American and through the lens of such a diverse heritage, her culinary lexicon embraces both the simple, homespun foods of the countryside as well as modern urban gastronomy.
Her culinary passions include studying food anthropology and applying traditional, as well as molecular gastronomy to her culinary experiments. In addition, her interest in sustainable and local food sources led her to embrace learning about wild food foraging and her introduction to her Transitional Gastronomy partner Pascal Baudar was serendipitous.
Having always talked about living a truly sustainable and self-sufficient lifestyle, Mia has contributed to some notable green blogs and books, only recently has she been able to put this lifestyle into practice on a daily basis by living off her urban garden and the wild foods in her terroire.
Mia is a writer, communications/marketing specialist and project manager. She used to enjoy archery, but now her free time is spent happily cooking, texting in the wilderness, photographing and learning to like practical shoes.
Carol Anne Wasserman is a certified holistic health practitioner with a private practice in Manhattan and Hawthorne, New York. She specializes in natural and permanent weight loss via the use of whole and organic foods, because diets just don’t work!
Carol graduated cum laude from New York University and trained at the Kushi Institute of Macrobiotics. Coupled with counseling sessions, Carol also gives private cooking lessons. She loves taking clients, new to healthy eating, through health food stores as she explains the basics.
Recently featured on news 12 as the Vegetarian Week expert, she was also on the covers Macrobiotics Today Magazine and Inside Chappaqua Magazine. Her cable TV show, Get Healthy With Carol, features quick and easy recipes that will get you started on the path to wellness.
"I have worked with numerous clients over the years. I have helped people who have struggled their entire lives with weight loss, who have tried every fad diet to ever hit the market, and who have lost and re-gained weight repeatedly. As I counsel and coach, my clients learn first-hand how making better choices becomes easier, habit forming, and even fulfilling. Permanent weight loss is not about starvation or deprivation. It is about learning to enjoy more whole, natural foods and making the right choices. You can eat to live but also live to eat and still be fabulously fit and healthy." - Carol Anne Wasserman
LVEJO's coordinator, Kimberly Wasserman Nieto, has worked at LVEJO since it was founded in 1998. She has participated and facilitated in National Trainings with National Council of La Raza, Community Toolbox and the USEPA. She also participated in the community development and popular education program in Chicago: once as a trainee and the second time as a facilitator. She previously worked at the Little Village Boys ; Girls Club as the Computer Coordinator.
Her work with LVEJO began when the Club was going to be closed and the staff and students rallied with the help of LVEJO to keep it open. Currently as Coordinator, she oversees the community projects, leadership development and inner workings of the organization. Her biggest accomplishment to date is raising two activists aged 8 and 2.
She has since been appointed by the governor to the Illinois Food, Farms and Jobs Task Force.
WaterFurnace manufactures Geothermal Heating & Cooling equipment and their trained, experienced dealers size and install these environmentally friendly systems in homes and businesses.WaterFurnace is the industry leader in this technology and their equipment has the highest rated efficiencies available.Geothermal systems are the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly HVAC systems on the planet, according to the Dept. of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. Find out what a WaterFurnace Geothermal system can do for you by visiting our booth, number 7105.
One of Americas most influential chefs, Waters created a revolution in 1971 when she introduced local, organic fare at her Berkeley, California restaurant Chez Panisse. Credited for helping change the food landscape in America, Chez Panisse was named best restaurant in the U.S. by Gourmet magazine in 2001.
Waters has championed sustainable farms and ranches for more than three decades, and brought her vision to public schools through the Chez Panisse Foundation (www.chezpanissefoundation.org). The Foundation operates The Edible Schoolyard at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Berkeley, where students plant, harvest and prepare fresh food as part of the academic curriculum.
Waters is the founder of the Yale Sustainable Food Project and vice president of Slow Food International. She is the recipient of the 2004 NRDC Force for Nature Award and the 2008 Harvard Global Environmental Citizen Award alongside Kofi Annan.
Waters is the author of 8 books, including The Art of Simple Food: Notes and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution and Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea.
Water Ionizers,Shower Filters,Air Purifiers,FIR Saunas, Rebound
Water Ionizers,Shower Filters,Air Purifiers,FIR Saunas, Rebounders, pH Test Kits, Automatic Sprouters, Magnetic Water Conditioners, Chlorella/Spirulina, Health BooksWaterWorks4u.com H2O consultant Peter Goodgold explains the benefits of an alkaline diet and the health and longevity aspects drinking Alkalized Ionized water. Products are: Rejuvenator Water Ionizers, Magnetic Water Conditioners, FIR Saunas, Rebounders, De-Chlorinating Bath, Shower Filters, Natural Air Purifiers, pH Test Kits, pH Food Charts, Automatic Sprouters, Water Bottles, Chlorella & Spirulina, Health Books
Tom Watson manages the King County EcoConsumer public education program. As part of that work, he writes the EcoConsumer column for the Seattle Times; makes scheduled appearances on KOMO4 TV and KOMO radio; and does a variety of other outreach through the media. Tom has been with King County Recycling and Environmental Services for 19 years.
Geoff has spent the last 17 years in pursuit of better coffee as the chief buyer for Intelligentsia. He’s served as an official judge in over 30 international coffee competitions and is a well-known and outspoken advocate for quality in coffee as a mechanism for advancing sustainability in coffee production systems and creating opportunity for farmers to escape the constraints of the commodity market. As a pioneer of the Direct Trade approach and consultant for several development organizations he has spent more than 50% of his time over the last decade working closely with coffee growers in East Africa and Central/South America to improve quality and build systems for ensuring traceability and transparency in the supply chain.
Waxelene is the petroleum jelly alternative. NO petroleum. Only natural & organic ingredients. Moisturize, protect, and soothe skin all in one! Use it for anything you would use petroleum jelly for and more! Try it for diaper rash, eczema, chapped lips, make-up enhancement and removal, etc.
Aromatherapy Candles, Room Sprays, Buddha & Hemp Candles.
All-natural aromatherapy candles and room sprays...scented solely with pure essential oils and free from synthetic fragrances and dyes. Candles are made with GMO-free soy wax and hemp seed oil. Buddha Candles and Hemp Candles are back, baby!
Eco friendly bamboo fabric clothing, socks, and towels
CBS 2 and WLNY 10/55 are part of the CBS Television Stations group, a division of CBS Corporation.
WCPT AM & FM Chicago's Progressive Talk Independent Talk Radio for Your Progressive Life
WE ADD UP is an organic t-shirt campaign that counts you in the fight to stop climate change. Choose your personal commitment to reducing your impact on the back of your shirt - such as Recycle, Buy Local, Drink Tap, Shower Together, and 24 others - and on the front of your tee, WE ADD UP will custom hand print your number. Your number is your position in the global count of people adding up to make change. As our count grows, we show the world that WE ADD UP.
Eco-hip organic tees and hoodies with positive messages
We Pluribus makes hip and trendy eco-friendly t-shirts and hoodies. But We Pluribus is more than a company. It's a message.Our message is one of unity, tolerance, acceptance, and respect for one another and our planet.And because we believe you can be successful by doing the right thing, we put that message on wonderfully soft and stylish organic cotton t-shirts and hoodies that we buy from certified fair trade vendors, ship them in recycled mailers, and power our offices with renewable energy.We Pluribus. We the people. No exceptions.
Wear Adinkra - earth friendly urban apparel.
Adinkra is a language of symbols by the Akan of West Africa.Adinkra is bold and beautiful in its simplicity.Adinkra is universal in its message.WEAR ADINKRA is sustainable apparel designed to empower the soul.
Wear Your Veggies is a line of organic T's and babywear featuring original, hand-printed drawings of vegetables! Created for urban gardeners, farmers, foodies, and veggie-lovers of all kinds, WYV celebrates the humble beauty and raw power of these amazing plants that we love to grow, cook, and eat!
Laura Weathered is the Executive Director of the Near NorthWest Arts Council, an artist directed nonprofit organization. She is trained as a visual artist with MFA from University of Southern California. An artist/activist, she is dedicated to cooperative strategies that empower artistic activity as sustainable part of community development. Laura did post graduate work in Urban Development, at Spertus Institute concentrating on affordable housing. Laura participated in the Arts Entrepreneurs 2000 program with Bill Strickland of the Manchester Guild. Laura facilitates workshops in consensus decision making and cooperative organizing. A fine artist working in paint media, Laura applies creative skills to practical problems within a community context.
Under her direction, NNWAC initiated the $3.2m development of the Acme Artists Community, permanent affordable work/live space. It is Chicago's first artist housing, designed, developed and owned by professional artists, offering a significant hedge against gentrification. The project demonstrates affordable housing from a consumers perspective, eliminating middle men yet offering artists substantial input on design and development.
Laura is an active participant in research and cultural planning with the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Commissioner of the local special service area tax district serving Bucktown Wicker Park. She is a frequent guest lecturer at universities, colleges and neighborhood design centers including: School of the Art Institute, the Center for Arts Policy at Columbia College, DePaul University, Vanderbuilt University, Nashville Design Center, Toledo Art Space. Laura is a member of the Wicker Park Food Coop, advisor to the Dill Pickle Food Coop and she is an active consultant with new work/live projects.
Weeks founded Boundless Yoga in 2002 to foster transformation. Weeks believes that yoga is evolving rapidly as we enter the 21st century fullswingand that it is a form of solace and inspiration in stressful times.
Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life
Claude and Medea: The Hellburn Dogs
Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times
Zoe Weil is the president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE)www.HumaneEducation.org, which is dedicated to educating people to becomechangemakers in creating a healthy, humane, and just world for all. With the goalto inspire a society of solutionaries, IHE offers graduate programs, online courses,workshops, and resources that advance comprehensive humane education worldwide.
Humane education addresses the interconnected issues of human rights, environmentalpreservation, and animal protection. IHE’s M.Ed., M.A. and graduate certificate inhumane education, offered through an affiliation with Valparaiso University, are the onlyprograms of their kind. Zoe is the author of Nautilus Silver Medal winner Most Good,Least Harm; Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times; ThePower and Promise of Humane Education, and Moonbeam gold medal winner Claudeand Medea, about 12-year-old activists.
Baby Feeding Products and the Weil Foundation
Weil Baby produces safe, sustainable baby products developed under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Weil and the precepts of integrative pediatrics. Wil Baby utilizes proven technology and BPA-free materials to minimize health risks for children while at the same time reducing the carbon footprint of industry. The complete Weil Baby line is non-toxic and made entirely in the U.S.A. using revolutionary new materials.Andrew Weil, M.D., donates all of his after-tax profits from royalties from sales of Weil Baby products directly to the Weil Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting integrative medicine through training, education and research. For more information, visit: www.weilfoundation.org.
COMMUNITY POWER: Decentralized Renewable Energy in California
Al Weinrub is a member of the Sierra Club California Energy-Climate Committee and serves on the Steering Committee of the Bay Area's Local Clean Energy Alliance. He is author of the highly acclaimed COMMUNITY POWER: Decentralized Renewable Energy in California, and is a member and past Vice-President of the National Writers Union, UWW Local 1981 AFL/CIO.
Mark Weisbrot is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, in Washington, D.C. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. He has written numerous research papers on economic policy, especially on Latin America and international economic policy. He is also co-author, with Dean Baker, of Social Security: The Phony Crisis (University of Chicago Press, 2000).
He writes a weekly column for The Guardian Unlimited (U.K.), and a regular column on economic and policy issues that is distributed to over 550 newspapers by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. His opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and almost every major U.S. newspaper, as well as for Brazil’s largest newspaper, Folha de Sao Paulo. He appears regularly on national and local television and radio programs. He is also president of Just Foreign Policy.
Weisman is an awardwinning journalist whose reports from around the world have appeared in Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Orion, Wilson Quarterly, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones, Discover, Audubon, Conde Nast Traveler, and in many anthologies, including Best American Science Writing 2006.
His most recent book, The World Without Us, a bestseller translated into 30 languages, was named the Best Nonfiction Book of 2007 by both Time magazine and Entertainment Weekly, and was iTunes #1 Nonfiction Audiobook of 2007. The book was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction and the Orion Prize, as well as being named a Book Sense 2008 Honor Book. His previous books include An Echo in My Blood; Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World, the tenthanniversary edition of which will publish this year; and La Frontera: The United States Border with Mexico. Weisman has also written the foreword to The World We Have by Thich Nhat Han, which the Buddhist publishing house Parallex Press will publish this fall.
A senior producer for Homelands Productions, Weismans documentaries have aired on National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and American Public Media. Each spring, he leads an annual field program in international journalism at the University of Arizona, where he is laureate associate professor in journalism and Latin American studies. He and his wife, sculptor Beckie Kravetz, live in western Massachusetts.
Peter Weiss – The Singing Scientist is a research scientist at the University of California Santa Cruz, who performs music for children and their families with the aim of educating people about environmental issues. Dubbed “a Pete Seeger for the Environment”, Weiss encourages listeners to keep trash out of the oceans with the title track from his latest CD “Do As You Otter – Don’t Pollute the Water”. Guitar-pickin’ Dr. Weiss also sings songs about marine life, Earth Day, commuting by bike and using solar ovens.
PeaceKeeper™ Cause-Metics™ is an eco-green, sustainable cosmetics company which gives donations to urgent human rights issues for women and children. Nominated as a finalist for "Best Lip Product of the Year" by CEW, PeaceKeeper’s products are some of the most natural in the industry. PeaceKeeper sources certain raw ingredients from developing world farmers, who tend to be mostly women and gives micro-credit loans to their families. The line features products made without harmful ingredients or as they like to say, “No Nasty Anything”… and there is no animal testing! PeaceKeeper’s Founder, Jody R. Weiss is an activist who believes that just by chance of birth we were entrusted a duty and a privilege to have the resources to help the least among us. That is why PeaceKeeper’s slogan is “Transform You. Transform The World.
Robert Weissman is president of Public Citizen, and is an expert on corporate power, and the ways that corporations extend and reinforce their power in the economic, political, cultural, and legal spheres. He is the former editor of Multinational Monitor, a magazine that tracks corporate actions worldwide. Public Citizen has called for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's decision holding that corporations have a First Amendment right to spend whatever they like from the corporate treasury to influence election outcomes. Robert has appeared on CBS, CNN, PBS, CNBC, NPR and Marketplace, and has been published and quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Time Magazine, and other Associated Press publications.
Welch is one of DC's great serial entrepreneurs, doing it green. She currently owns Dogs by Day, GreenPets, Big Monkey Comics, and Elements, a community designed raw, vegan, cafe and bar to be opening soon on 14th street NW.
Welch is the publisher and editorial director of Ogden Publications and an expert of green media.
Welch grew up in rural New Mexico where he had his first experiences with sustainable living herding goats in the Chihuahuan Desert. Welch later worked as a journalist, editor and in other management roles for newspapers in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Washington and Connecticut. He holds a master's degree from Harvard University where he studied media policy and media management at the Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School.
Welch began Ogden Publications in 1996 based in Topeka, Kansas. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home, Utne Reader, The Herb Companion and Grit. Ogden Publications also serves niche markets with magazines and books targeting rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper's Insurance Service division. Ogden provides consulting services to companies focused on green markets. The company's Web sites include the carbonoffset shopping site, EarthMoment.com.
Welch is a member of the Magazine Publishers of America board of directors, and the Down Home Ranch Foundation board of directors. He is a past chairman of the Independent Magazine Advisory Group within the Magazine Publishers of America. He serves on the board of directors for Social Venture Network.
Welch also writes a blog, Rancho Cappuccino: Philosophy and farming with publisher Bryan Welch, on the Mother Earth News Web site. Welch raises organic, grassfed cattle, sheep and goats on his 50acre farm near Lawrence, Kansas.
Wellknown as a lecturer, creativity consultant and strategic thinker, Brian has cofounded two international consulting firms specializing in brain/mind learning, mind mapping and spiritual development. Over the past 20 years, Brian has worked as an organizational learning specialist in a substantial number of Fortune 500 clients. He is a Vedic meditation teacher of 40 years, a team builder, facilitator and seminar presenter. Brian has contributed to 3 books on the themes of learning and critical social change including Waking up in Time by Peter Russell. Curing the 1980's Brian worked with 4 departments of the British civil service with the special focus on cultural change. He is a cofounder and spokesman for Willits Economic Localization, a leading edge community in Northern California dedicated to preparing for the imminent effects of climate change. In 2006 Brian was one of 112 invited specialists at the international forum Dropping Knowledge in Berlin.
Brian's current focus is to help fast tract sustainability. He is a visiting lecturer with 2 leading sustainability business institutions The Bainbridge Graduate Institute and the Dominican University Green MBA program in San Rafael, California. In 2006/7, Brian coproduced and presented at the Regional Localization Networking Conferences in Willits, California. These conferences, the first of their kind, were attended by representatives from 30 communities in California, Washington and Nevada. Brian has also been an advisor to the Solar Living Institute in Northern California where he has helped bring sustainable living education to the world through online courseware.
He is currently planning the Marin County Sustainable Leadership conference for the communities of Marin County, Northern California that are active in sustainability.
Our success depends on healthy, sustainable communities, so we seek to ensure that as we do business, natural resources are protected and environmental, social and economic needs are part of the work we do. We are finding new ways to minimize our energy consumption, address climate change and use renewable sources of energy. Our commitment focuses on three areas: encouraging stronger communities, accelerating a “greener” economy, and reducing the environmental impact of our operations. Since 2008, we’ve been building LLEED-certified stores, and are committed to finding new ways to minimize our energy consumption and use renewable sources of energy.
Welton is a seasoned community organizer, activist and author. Cofounder of both SCALLOPS and Sustainable Bainbridge, Neva holds a master's degree in counseling psychology and is coauthor of Global Uprising, Confronting the Tyrannies of the 21st Century: Stories from a New Generation of Activists and Speaking and Listening from the Heart: A Facilitators Handbook.
A Bainbridge Island island resident for 28 years, Welton has devoted much of her time to community work in various capacities. She was a member of the 2025 Growth Advisory Committee; cocoordinator of 2005 Bainbridge Island Earth Day events; lead precinct organizer for the 23rd Legislative District Democrats in 2004; executive producer, 20012004, of the Conscientious Projector: Films of Hope for the People and the Planet; and cofounder of the Bainbridge Island Bill of Rights Defense Committee, which helped pass a local resolution to protect the civil rights and liberties of island residents.
Welton also worked for the City of Bainbridge Island creating and implementing their 1999/2000 Emergency Preparedness Campaign and most recently served as director of communications for the PeopleCentered Development Forum.
Carl joined the award-winning architectural firm Claremont Environmental Design Group (CEDG) as a principal in 2008. CEDG was incorporated in 1982 and founded on design principles that are the basis of LEED; the firm has been a leader in Eco-Systematic Planning and Regenerative Design for 30 years. Carl has worked as an architect in the Los Angeles area since 1989, and from 1996 to 2008 had his own successful practice. Carl received his B.Arch. from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1984, and his M.Arch. from Yale University in 1988. At Yale, he studied the relation between Cubism and 20th Century architecture. Carl strives to create an architecture that embodies our time, ideals and best technologies. He lived in Turkey as a child, and from Turkey’s rich history he gained an understanding and respect for the impact on future generations of how we build today. As a partner at CEDG, Carl is committed to building a sustainable future.
Gregory Wendt is Vice President of Sustainable and Responsible Investing at EP Wealth Advisors, Inc., www.epwealth.com, a well-established Registered Investment Advisory firm with over $1 billion under management as of 1/1/11. As a veteran financial advisor since 1991, Greg advises clients who want to align their wealth through investments that reflect their priorities and concerns for a better world. His clients want to generate healthy returns while cultivating opportunities to improve life for current and future generations.
Greg frequently writes articles, speaks at conferences and is often profiled in media: "Living with Ed" on Home and Garden Television, Air America Radio, Business Ethics magazine, Daily Variety, Financial Planning Magazine and Yogi Times Magazine.
Greg is Co-Founder of Green Business Networking, a non-profit business community of over 3,500 business owners and professionals committed to greening the economy in Los Angeles. He is also founder of Green Economy Think Tank which convenes sustainability leaders in cities around the country to evolve actions and solutions for the Green Economy.
Greg is a native of Southern California and has lived in Santa Monica since 1983. He enjoys gourmet organic cooking with friends, hiking, swimming, biking, reading, camping, amateur photography, meditation, yoga and surfing. He combines his financial industry experience with three decades of daily spiritual practice to bring the perspective of consciousness to the world of sustainability, economics and wealth.
Ruth Werstler is founder of the New Life for Old Bags project. She has worked for 14 years in senior housing. Prior to this work, she spent 13 years with Urban Outreach at North Park University. She has a BA from North Park University. Ruth is a lifelong volunteer.
Jessica Assaf and Carly Wertheim, high school students from Marin County, are active members in the Teens for Safe Cosmetics Campaign. With passion and wisdom, they frequently speak at schools, to groups, and at large public events to educate others about this important cause.
- Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism
- Hope on a Tightrope: Words of Wisdom
- Race Matters
- Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud (release date October 12, 2009, written with David Ritz)
One of America's most provocative public intellectuals, Cornel West has been a champion for racial justice since childhood. His writing, speaking, and teaching weave together the traditions of the black Baptist Church, progressive politics, and jazz. The New York Times has praised his ferocious moral vision.
Currently the Class of 1943 Professor at Princeton University, West burst onto the national scene in 1993 with his bestselling book, Race Matters, a searing analysis of racism in American democracy. Race Matters has become a contemporary classic, selling more than a half a million copies to date. In addition, West has published 16 other books and has edited 13 texts.
West earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard in three years, magna cum laude. Martin Kilson, one of his professors there, describes West as the most intellectually aggressive and highly cerebral student I have taught. After earning his Ph.D. at Princeton, he became a professor of religion and director of the AfroAmerican Studies program there. West has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris.
In his last book Democracy Matters, West analyzes the arrested development of democracy both in America and in the crisisridden Middle East. He argues that if America is to become a better steward of democratization around the world, it must first recognize its own long history of imperialist corruption. His latest CD, Never Forget: A Journey of Revelations is a collection of socially conscious music featuring collaborations with Prince, Outkast, Jill Scott, Talib Kweli. West also offers commentary weekly on The Tavis Smiley Show from PRI.
West was an influential force in developing the storyline for the popular Matrix movie trilogy and has served as its official spokesperson, as well as playing a recurring role in the final two films.
Sandie West is the owner of Creative Chakra Spa in Marina Del Rey. Celebrating 14 years as California’s first holistic health and fitness spa, Creative Chakra Spa is often imitated but never duplicated and remains the most romantic beachside getaway for couples in Los Angeles. Sandie is an accomplished aroma therapist and developed her own green line of organic Aromatherapy & Ayurvedic skin, hair & body products. (175 original creations plus!)
Sandie’s credentials include SAG/AFTRA and BAFTA, Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor and Pilates/Personal Trainer and performed stunts as the Pink Power Ranger on TV! Celebrity clients include Kevin Kline, Drew Carey, Sharon Stone, Angela Basset and has been featured on America’s Top Model, MTV, E! News, Millionaire Matchmaker, Discovery Channel and more
Worker-owner Esther West is a Community Sales Representative and Education Committee Co-Chair at Equal Exchange, a 100% Fair Trade worker-owned co-operative that was the first to bring fairly traded coffee to the United States in 1986. Esther uses her experience with co-operatives and social justice as she partners with faith groups, schools and more to create a more just global economy.
Edward West is an entrepreneur and educator. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University, and an MBA from Presidio Graduate School.
In 2006, he co-founded Mission Motors, manufacturer of high performance electric motorcycles and advanced electric vehicle components.
Currently, he is the Founder and CEO of Hylo, a social software utility that connects people, ideas, and resources, in the creative clusters of the new entrepreneurial ecosystem. He is also Co-Founder of the Hub Oakland urban innovation cluster, coming to Uptown Oakland in 2013.
He believes the future of our resilient green economy will emerge from networks of entrepreneurs and creators, working in creative clusters, fueled by passion, and enabled by software tools and physical infrastructure that enhance collaboration and co-creation, across the entire global village.
He is an advisor to numerous startups, and teaches the Integrative Capstone class at Presidio Graduate School's MBA program in Sustainable Management.
Edward West builds infrastructure to allow people to realize their intentions. He is the Founder of Hylo, a social software utility designed to turn communities-of-purpose, like co-working spaces, accelerators, and makerspaces into vibrant resource-sharing networks. He is also Co-Founder of Impact Hub Oakland, a new coworking and community space in Oakland.
In 2006, he co-founded Mission Motors, manufacturer of high performance electric motorcycles and advanced electric vehicle components.
He believes the future of our resilient green economy will emerge from networks of entrepreneurs and creators, working in creative clusters, fueled by passion, and enabled by software tools and physical infrastructure that enhance collaboration and co-creation, across the entire global village.
He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University, and an MBA from Presidio Graduate School.
He is an advisor to numerous startups, and has taught at entrepreneurship at the Presidio Graduate School and the CCA's Design MBA.