Brian Ball is an expert “media-phile” and talks of harnessing the power of the web-based tools and social media to increase brand-awareness, cultivate organic discussion and excite newcomers. He will share equal parts wit, knowledge and skill derived from his 5+ year experience in working with AudioAcrobat®, a web-based audio/video/podcasting solution providing streaming/downloadable content to the world since 2004, which will focus on creating high quality audio/video content, making sure your message is reaching the right audience, and how to nurture the online relationships which naturally ‘sprout up’ along the way. Brian also brings to this year’s Green Festival 5+ years experience as Director of Music and Talent for WomensRadio, an online radio network showcasing AudioAcrobat®'s versatile enterprise capabilities, where he has worked directly with (and hacked together) many different solutions for broadcasting audio and video on the web and through the vast wonderland of social networks.
Brittany Ballard is the Manager of the Film Forward Program, a joint initiative between Sundance Institute, President's Committee of Arts & Humanities and the National Endowment of Arts. She is also serving her sixth year as Producer and Director of Programming for Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by BET (NYC). Before forming her production company, Little Plow Films, with partner Jamil Walker Smith, Brittany was Head of Acquisitions at Newmarket Films and Programmer at Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Brittany produced the indie feature Make a Movie Like Spike, currently traveling the festival circuit (including Santa Barbara and Edinburgh International Film Fests) and most recently won the New Visions Award at Cinequest Film Festival and was featured as the Centerpiece Film at the Veterans For Peace National Convention. Brittany and Jamil co‐wrote and will co-direct the screen adaptation of Ayelet Waldman’s acclaimed novel, Daughter's Keeper, for which they hold the film/TV option.
Connecting businesses working toward local living economies
BALLE Seattle is dedicated to connecting, educating and promoting King County businesses supporting Local Living Economies. We are part of an international alliance of 63 independently operated local business networks with more than 20,000 members dedicated to building Local Living Economies.We are a member-supported organization led by volunteers dedicated to growing sustainable communities.
Leslie Balog has worked in the San Francisco Bay Area as an immigration and tenant’s rights attorney. From 1987-2007, she lived in Cuba working at the island’s international radio station. She has been arranging Cuba tours for Global Exchange since 1989.
Jessica Baltmanas is a senior at UC San Diego and a Global Development and Social Justice major that has been involved in Fair Trade at UCSD since her freshman year. She works with her Student Union as the sustainability coordinator, working to implement sustainability-minded policies in restaurants such as the Fair Trade Policy. She also coordinates Earl’s Garden, a communal campus garden, and is passionate about hip-hop, justice, and New York City.
Cutting Edge Organic Bamboo Apparel & Accessories
Bamboo Couture brings you cutting edge organic bamboo apparel & Eco-friendly accessories. We desire to support the growing Eco- movement by producing and making goods available to the public that are sustainable and which have the least impact on our delicate ecosystems. We will provide sustainable goods that come in the form of beautiful, soft, attractive clothing and functional, elegant accessories all developed from organic bamboo and recycled materials! We also strive to use minimal, recyclable and/or biodegradable packaging. Bamboo Couture rises above and beyond today's basic organic apparel to bring you stylish yet Eco-friendly apparel you can feel good about.
Bamboo Ecoline wholesales decorative eco flower pots and nursery pots made from bamboo byproducts, grain husks and natural binding agents. The company also introduced innovative 3-in-1 EcoPot soy lotion candles which are handcrafted in the US and can be reused as flower pots. Our mission is to support greener living, assist consumers in making considerate choices for the planet and future generations.
International Building Code aproved bamboo buildings
Bamboo Living® Homes designs, engineers and manufactures a range ofbeautiful bamboo houses, constructed at our factory inVietnam, disassembled and shipped by container to virtually anylocation on the planet.Bamboo Living Homes is the first company to offer InternationalBuilding Code approved bamboo buildings. Our customers have receivedbuilding permits and conventional construction loan and mortgagefinancing for bamboo buildings.
Bamboo bicycles built in the developing world
Craig Calfee, a frame designer who has built bikes for Greg Lemond and other professional racers, started Bamboosero with the idea that teaching a man people to build bikes is a long-term solution that can have a lasting impact.Using bamboo makes this possible. It grows in most of the developing world and makes it far easier to supply a bike builder with raw materials. And it makes a common resource more valuable. Much better than mining or cutting down the forest. Oh. . . and it rides like a dream!The Bamboosero idea is simple: connect bike builders in developing countries with bike buyers like you. Buying a Bamboosero Bike doesn't just get you a great bike, it:* helps working families support themselves* injects badly needed foreign currency into struggling economies* creates the production capacity for an incredibly efficient local transport - bicycles!
Handmade eco-friendly gifts and accessories from Africa
Bamboula Ltd. imports eco-friendly gifts and accessories handcrafted in 4 African countries. For over 20 years, we have partnered with African artisans to design new products for the US market while assisting them to earn income and build sustainable businesses. Member of the Aid to Artisans Trade Network.
Providing bamboo and organic blended clothing for the whole family!
Bamburg, dean of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute MBA Program, spent several years in community journalism and hightech marketing before becoming an adult educator.
"Mr. Bamboo, Inc., an Illinois-based bamboo manufacturer, is introducing BamLoc' strand-woven 'click' or 'floating' bamboo flooring for green and eco-friendly homes.The sustainability, durability, and natural beauty of strand woven bamboo flooring make it a popular choice for homeowners, designers, homeowners, builders and remodelers. Strand woven bamboo with high density and superior durability is perfect for recreation rooms, family rooms, bedrooms and other heavy traffic areas. BamLoc' is ideal for condominiums and spaces with subfloor environments like basements and lower levels. Features' BamLoc' comes in random lengths of 2', 4', and 6' sections that are 5 1/8' wide and 7/16' thick creating interesting and versatile flooring design. ' Mr. Bamboo offers BamLoc' in two colorsthe natural bamboo color and the caramelized or coffee color.' No VOCs - Formaldehyde-free adhesive used in the lamination process that conforms to the European E1 standards. This is even more rigid than the United States standards for such product. ' The flooring is coated with a ceramic sealer finish that is water-based, solvent-free and non-off gassing.Strength and Durability at Highest Level of TestingDurability and stability needn't be a worry for homeowners as bamboo flooring is 100% harder than red oak and 80% harder than maple. Bamboo does not shrink or swell like most hardwoods. Strand woven bamboo, is much harder than conventional bamboo flooring and generally considered appropriate for commercial and other high-traffic areas. BamLoc' comes in random lengths of 2', 4', and 6' sections that are 5 1/8' wide and 7/16' thick creating interesting and versatile flooring design. It is easy to install and proficient do it yourselfers can lay a floor out in a weekend. Mr. Bamboo does offer installation of BamLoc' with an experienced crew of installers. Each BamLoc' carton holds comes in 20.4 square feet of product, so a family room of 15' x18' would need approximately 14 boxes of BamLoc'. Although many of the characteristics of bamboo are similar to those of hardwoods, bamboo is not a wood. It is classified as a grass and is much stronger than hardwoods. Unlike typical trees, bamboo takes much less time to grow and is environmentally friendly. There are hundreds of bamboo species that grow almost everywhere in the world. Mr. Bamboo harvests the larger bamboo species called ""Moso"" in an area where it grows and regenerates naturally. Bamboo is a very stable material for flooring, because it absorbs less moisture and does not shrink or swell as much as other hardwood material. "
Cloth Diapers, Natural Baby Care
Cloth diapers are BACK and better than ever!We carry large selection of cloth diapers from Fuzzi Bunz, Thirsties, Imse Vimse, bumGenius and so much more. Organic and natural diapering products too!We support natural family living, attachment parenting and breastfeeding.Be sure to Visit us at Booth 563 in the Green Kids Zone!
The Banana Slug String Band is a group of lovable musicians and educators from the coastal redwoods of Northern California. The Slugs are "Airy" Larry Graff, Doug "Dirt" Greenfield, "Solar" Steve Van Zandt and "Marine" Mark Nolan.
With vocals, guitars, mandolin, bass, harmonica, banjo and percussion, Slug songs range from rockin' boogies to sensitive ballads; folk songs to reggae and rap. Music, theater, puppetry and audience participation create a fun-filled learning experience.
Naik Banavathu is General Manager of Global Exchange DC ; Virgina. Naik has nine years of progressive experience in the development nonprofit sector of India. This experience includes a rich background working to empower children, women and rural communities through community participation, decentralization, microfinance and education programs. Coupled with professional experience are two Masters in Art degrees, one in Social Anthropology, attained from Hyderabad University in India, and the other in International Development with a major in Public Policy and Management, attained from the Institute of Social Studies located in The Hague, the Netherlands. In addition, he has been actively involved in the fair trade sector for the last five years.