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Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to make a positive impact on society by growing and strengthening a community of leaders who use business to improve the world. We offer a portfolio of programs to educate, equip, and inspire more than 10,000 members to make a tangible difference in their universities, organizations, and communities.Spanning six continents, our membership makes up one of the most influential networks of MBAs, graduate students, and professionals in existence today. Net Impact members are current and emerging leaders in CSR, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development, and environmental sustainability who are actively improving the world.
The Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability (NBIS,) is dedicated to enabling professionals and businesses in driving profitable sustainability. NBIS leverages the powerful capacity of business to generate profit while simultaneously acting as a change agent to benefit people and the planet (the triple bottom line). NBIS programs offer business leaders with leading edge implementation strategies, networking and peer learning opportunities.
Sustainability programming for business professionals
Driving profitable sustainability 2 professionals/businesses
Peace through justice, care for creation, experiential learning
The New Community Project is a faith-based nonprofit organization with the modest goal of changing the world! People are struggling, the earth is a mess, God's not amused, and we all know something's not right here. Our mission is to provide experiences that change us, resources that challenge us, and a community that gives us hope.
New England Financial has been an industry leader in financial planning and wealth management for the last eight decades. Our culture at New England allows us to match our client’s investment philosophy with their socially responsible values.
Environmentally friendly, non-toxic paints & architectural coatin...
We are an environmentally friendly, non-toxic paint business, with a showroom in the Sloan's Lake neighborhood of North Denver. We offer interior and exterior paints and primers, stains, lacquer, glaze and clear sealers from leading green paint companies--companies like us, who have made a commitment to good environmental stewardship and products that enhance a healthy lifestyle. All of our paints are zero VOC, tinted with zero VOC pigments. And, they are non-toxic, which means they contain no ingredients that are known to cause cancer, birth defects and other serious health problems. Our products are good for you and good for the planet. With thousands of colors to choose from, you can always have a truly green paint for your projects. We look forward to seeing you soon... at NEW ERA PAINT, where every color is green.
Seal-Once a Revolutionary Breakthrough is the Worlds only eco-friendly waterproofer for wood, concrete/masonry and composite decking providing long lasting protection against water and UV damage. Seal-Once is water-based contains no VOCS, toxins or petroleum products. Protects against mold and mildew, will hot harm fish, plants, pets or people.
Environmentally conscious interior design
New Leaf Interiors specializes in environmentally conscious commercial and residential interior design. We are a full service firm which offers space planning,color and lighting consultation, home wellness, feng shui,clutter control and storage assesments, window treatments,custom design of cabinetry,furniture, area rugs,bedding and all aspects of home, office or commercial space.We emphasize sourcing from like minded vendors and craftsmen who are environmentally and socially responsible.
Eco-friendly office and school supplies!
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When our founder, Pedro Gonzalez, first discovered he was Celiac, he thought his craft beer drinking days were over. What started as a personal quest quickly turned into the launch of New Planet Beer.
New Planet represents a new frontier in gluten-free beer. Unrivaled in flavor, quality, taste and care…everything a crafted beer should be. The brand is grounded on what’s good for the earth and for the individual, and is about discovering something better. That’s why New Planet is dedicated to donating a portion of their proceeds to help make the planet better for all of us.
As the producer of the largest style range of Gluten-Free Beer in the USA, New Planet is proud to offer the following beers to the gluten-free community:
Belgian Ale - Spring/Summer Seasonal
Brown Ale - Fall/Winter Seasonal
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New Resource is the bank for people who are leading the way to a more sustainable world. We match an entrepreneurial spirit with a dedication to achieving environmental and social as well as financial returns. Our mission is to advance sustainability with everything we do—the loans we make, the way we operate, and our commitment to putting deposits to work for good. To us, banking isn’t just a service—it’s a way to create a better world.
Publisher of books about grassroots community building
New Village Press is a public-benefit publisher specializing in works about community building on the grassroots level. Our books address topics such as urban ecology, community-based arts, restorative justice, green schoolyards and community gardens. New Village crosses boundaries between academic and informal education with titles that engage both professionals and community activists working together to rebuild neighborhoods. Most significantly, our books go beyond abstract policy and present the human story the motivations that stir the soul to make a certain part of the world a better place to live. Authors include neighborhood commons activist Karl Linn, community cultural development scholar Arlene Goldbard, and award-winning cartoonist Keith Knight. New Village Press was recognized as the Best Small Publisher in the East Bay, 2006, by East Bay Express. The Press is the publishing arm of Architects/ Designers/ Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), an educational non-profit organization working since 1982 for peace, environmental protection, social justice and the development of healthy communities.
New World Library proudly creates books, audio CD's, and gift products that inspire and challenge us to improve the quality of our lives and our world. Our key publishing categories are Personal Growth, Spirituality, Creativity, Women's Interests, Religion, Sustainable Business, Human-Animal Relationships, Native American Interests, and other areas of emerging importance. We are a socially and environmentally aware company and we strive to embody the ideals presented in our publications.
New York Auto Steamer's is New York's ONLY MOBILE steam car wash service. Our superior technique of steam cleaning is proven to be the highest quality in the industry. Our commitment to a greener, cleaner future is made evident by the use of newly developed technology which conserves natural resources and reduces our carbon footprint.
“NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. To learn more about NYSERDA programs and funding opportunities visit www.nyserda.ny.gov.”
Breaking news and environmental news on the EPA, oceans and marine life, weather, wetlands, pollution, wildlife, global warming, hybrid cars, energy and nature. Visit our booth to learn about our green practices and receive 50% off home delivery service, plus a gift with subscription.
Tsadae Neway is the CoFounder and Director of Marketing for InesscentsAromatic Botanicals, a skin care line that uses organic ingredients, isecologically friendly, fairly traded, familyowned, hand made, cleanand simple. She is a Breema Instructor, an integrative bodyworkpractitioner, a birth keeper, a dancer, and a mother.
Tim Newman of the International Labor Rights Forum will discuss how Fair Trade affects workers in different industries around the world. Learn more about how Fair Trade protects worker rights and where it can fall short. Find out how the labor movement and unions in other countries relate to the Fair Trade movement.
Tim Newman is the Campaigns Director at the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF). He works on ILRF's public campaigns to hold corporations accountable for international labor rights abuses, particularly related to child labor, forced labor and trafficking.
Cheryl Newman is deputy chief of mission at Honest Tea, and helps the fastgrowing company maintain its leadership role as a model for missiondriven businesses. Cheryl's favorite Honest Tea selection is Just Green Tea, but the one hot beverage she misses most is Singapore's teh tarik, one of many world teas she enjoyed during twenty years as a global nomad.
Dr. Newman, M.D., N.D., M.S.O.M.
Dr. Newman is a cum laude graduate of the State University of New York Downstate Medical College, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 1981. Dr. Newman then completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at U.C.L.A. affiliated hospitals, and has been board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine since 1984. After a period of practice, he completed a Pain Fellowship at the Sierra Pain Institute in Reno, Nevada, and has been board certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine since 1997. Dr. Newman is a 1998 graduate of the U.C.L.A. Physician Acupuncture Program, and earned a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2008. Dr. Newman completed a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and has been board certified by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners since 2002. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Newman has been a professional consultant and expert witness for many government and private organizations in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Dr. Newman is currently in private practice, as the director of Rising Health.
Gavin Newsom, 42, is the youngest San Francisco mayor in over a century. Newsom, the son of William and Tessa Newsom, grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Santa Clara University on a partial baseball scholarship, graduating in 1989 with a B.A. in political science.
After college, Newsom sold orthotics and worked as an assistant at a real estate firm. In 1991, Newsom recruited investors and founded PlumpJack, a wine shop, which he grew into a thriving enterprise of 15 businesses including wineries, restaurants, and hotels.
In 1996, Newsom was appointed by San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown to the city's parking and traffic commission. Soon he was elected president of the commission. In 1997, Brown appointed him to the city's board of supervisors. Voters elected Newsom to the board in 1998 and reelected him in 2000 and 2002.
As a supervisor, Newsom focused on combating homelessness. His initiative, Care Not Cash, provided homeless individuals services instead of welfare. Although the city's political establishment opposed Care Not Cash, the voters approved it in November, 2002. One year later, after a fiercelycontested race, Newsom was elected mayor.
After only 36 days as mayor, Newsom gained worldwide attention when he granted marriage licenses to samesex couples. This bold move set the tone for Newsom's first term. Under his energetic leadership, the economy grew and jobs were created. The city became a center for biotech and clean tech. He initiated a plan to bring universal health care to all of the city's uninsured residents. And Newsom aggressively pursued local solutions to global climate change.
In 2007, Newsom was reelected with over 73% of the vote. Since then he has built upon the successes of his first term, launching new environmental initiatives and a comprehensive strategy to transform one of the city's most troubled neighborhoods into a life sciences, digital media, and clean tech center. More than 80% of the previously uninsured are now covered by city's firstofitskind universal health care program.
Newsom's commitment to combating homelessness has never waned. As mayor, he has moved 10,000 homeless individuals off the street, and his volunteer initiative, Project Homeless Connect
Laura Ng oversees external relations as one of the Executive Directors with Traffick Free, an anti-trafficking non-profit. In this role, she builds partnerships with like-minded groups and individuals, sponsors and supporters. Through this role, she has earned the trust and full support of key anti-trafficking advocates to pursue Traffick Free’s current initiatives: raising awareness, invoking advocacy and spreading education to fight human trafficking in the Chicagoland area. Working in these three areas, Traffick Free is fast becoming a major, collaborative player in the anti-trafficking movement.
Laura serves in her capacity at Traffick Free, along with every team member, strictly as a volunteer. Laura is also the Senior Manager of Annual Events at Chicago Cares, overseeing the city’s two largest days of service that bring together thousands of volunteers to serve at Chicago Public Schools, as well as a variety of non-profit community partners across the city. This role allows her to go into each of the city’s vibrant neighborhoods and gain understanding of the complexities and social issues that must be addressed in order to transform individuals and their communities.
Presently, Mrs. Ngombe is working with the Pratt Institute for Community Development to green and retrofit blocks in the South Bronx as part of Retrofit NYC Block by Block program and NYSERDA’s statewide campaign – Green Jobs Green New York. She is working to connect homeowners, community institutions and businesses to the incentive programs that will simultaneously reduce homeowners’ energy costs and reduce overall energy consumption.
From 2005-2010, Mrs. Ngombe served as the lead community organizer for Long Island Organizing Network (LION). There she administered the recruiting process for all congregations, unions, and other community associates, directed all team leadership training and development, and managed campaign development by supervising research on housing, healthcare, taxes, education, and regional governance.
Previously, Mrs. Ngombe served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia, Africa as a PACE project manager and diversity trainer. There she assisted with the development of a school library, facilitated school-based training workshops for local teachers & senior management, designed and maintained an income-generating community farming project, and coordinated ESL classes for out-of-school youth.
Mrs. Ngombe is a certified project manager with extensive experience in project planning & development; specializing in community planning and housing development. She holds a B.A in Psychology from Hampton University, and is currently working to complete her Master of Art (M.A.) in Urban Planning.
Nguyen is the Washington Bus's Intern Coordinator, giving him the responsibility of coordinating interns. He showed up as a volunteer on the Bus's first Bus Trip, and never left. Nguyen drew on all the walls in the Bus's original HQ, and was out on the pavement with one of the first stacks of Bus stickers. Nowadays, Nguyen helps to engage other young people across the state by being cool and doing cool stuff with the Bus's allstar team of high school interns.
Uyen Nguyen is an entrepreneur and a mother of two children. As the owner of Isabella Nail Spa, an eco-friendly nail salon in Montclair that uses only non-toxic nail and beauty products, Uyen aims to create a relaxing and healthy nail salon for both her clients and employees. The innovative and eco-friendly spa has been featured and recognized for its green products, calming and hygienic environment through multiple media outlets, including: CBS5, Contra Costa Times, The New York Times and more. When Uyen is not exploring ways to improve the spa-going experience for her clients, and promoting safer and greener nail salon practices, she works part-time as a real estate agent in her community and full-time as a mother of two hyperactive children. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Uyen worked as an engineer at a Semiconductor Company for more than 10 years. She currently lives in Orinda, California.
Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative
At 26 years old, I made the transition from former Climate Justice Corps and Steering Committee member to director of the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative. This transition from young concerned citizen to the helm of EJCC speaks truth to the power behind what we at EJCC see as our core work which is to educate and activate a new generation of Climate Justice activists. I continue to move forward from union rallies and picket lines to Capitol Hill with a strong commitment and passion for organizing, as I did with both workers as an SEIU organizer and with community members working for environmental justice back home in Detroit, Michigan. The Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative (EJCC) is a diverse coalition of U.S. environmental justice, religious, climate justice, policy and advocacy networks working for climate justice. EJCCs mission is to educate and activate the people of North America towards the creation and implementation of just climate policies in both domestic and international contexts.
Mani Niall, (dubbed "Baker to the Stars" by Eating Well Magazine in 1992), was the founder of Mani’s Bakery in Los Angeles, Niall created and refined a style of baking which has never been repeated in a retail bakery format.
He learned his craft alongside Chef Akasha Richmond (of Los Angeles’ celebrated Akasha restaurant), at the Golden Temple, a classic old school vegetarian restaurant. They attracted an eclectic Hollywood clientele. Michael Jackson whisked Niall off to become his first private chef.
Mani has been profiled in Food & Wine, LA Times, the Hollywood Reporter, People, Vogue, Elle, and Vegetarian Times. Since then he has written three cookbooks, which reveal the world of baking with natural and organic ingredients - Sweet & Natural Baking, Covered in Honey, and Sweet! (discovering how to bake with sugars from around the globe). The fourth cookbook, Good Morning Baking, is on the way spring 2013.
Fair Trade Art & Pottery
Non-profit agency promoting works of Nicaraguan artists: Paintings, pottery, art cards, business cards, designer plates, calendars, balsa carvings and coffee. Profits go to artists and Nicaraguan community development projects.
Jeremy Nicholls is a caseworker and outreach worker for Cornerstone Community Outreach. He is originally from New Zealand and has been working with homeless people in Chicago since 1997. Working mainly with homeless men, Jeremy assists them in their efforts toward self sufficiency, which includes anything from birth certificates, rental assistance, mental health treatment to housing hundreds of men.
- The Genius of Impeachment (The New Press)
- Jews for Buchanan (The New Press)
- Dick: The Man Who is President (The New Press)
John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, has written the Online Beat since 1999. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress.
Nichols writes about politics for The Nation magazine as its Washington correspondent. He is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and is associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and dozens of other newspapers.
Nichols is a frequent guest on radio and television programs as a commentator on politics and media issues. He was featured in Robert Greenwald's documentary, Outfoxed, and in the documentaries Joan Sekler's Unprecedented, Matt Kohn's Call It Democracy and Robert Pappas's Orwell Rolls in his Grave. The keynote speaker at the 2004 Congress of the International Federation of Journalists in Athens, Nichols has been a featured presenter at conventions, conferences and public forums on media issues sponsored by the Federal Communications Commission, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Consumers International, the Future of Music Coalition, the AFLCIO, the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, the Newspaper Guild [CWA] and dozens of other organizations.
Nichols most recent book, The Genius of Impeachment (The New Press), argues that impeachment is an essential instrument of America's democratic system. Nichols' argument also bases the power of impeachment in the hands of the people, rather than the congress. In his recent article, In Praise of Impeachment, Nichols argues While the Constitution handed Congress the power to officially check such despotism, Jefferson and his colleagues fully expected the American people to be the champions of the application of the rule of law to an errant executive.
Nichols is also the author of a criticallyacclaimed analysis of the Florida recount fight of 2000, Jews for Buchanan (The New Press) and a bestselling biography of Vice President Dick Cheney, Dick: The Man Who is President (The New Press), which has recently been published in French and Arabic. He edited Against the Beast: A Documentary History of American Opposition to Empire (Nation Books), of which historian Howard Zinn said: At exactly the time when we need it most, John Nichols gives us a special gifta collection of writings, speeches, poems, and songs from throughout American historythat reminds us that our revulsion to war and empire has a long and noble tradition in this country.
With Robert W. McChesney, Nichols has coauthored the books It's the Media, Stupid! (Seven Stories), Our Media, Not Theirs (Seven Stories) and Tragedy and Farce: How the American Media Sell Wars, Spin Elections, and Destroy Democracy (The New Press). McChesney and Nichols are the cofounders of Free Press, the nation's mediareform network, which organized the 2003 and 2005 National Conferences on Media Reform.
Of Nichols, author Gore Vidal says: Of all the giant slayers now afoot in the great American desert, John Nicholss sword is the sharpest.
Tim Nichols is Managing Director of Hub Bay Area. He holds a Masters in Strategic Sustainable Development, for which he wrote a thesis on Sustainable Climate Change Adaptation. Nichols has been working with various projects over the last four years that look at how to bring community together, including project managing the Brixton Pound, a local currency designed to support local economies. He joined the Hub in 2009 in London as a host and made his way to San Francisco in February 2010. He is also an avid ping-pong player.
Knowledgeable on a broad array of sustainabilityrelated topics, Peter consults on and undertakes forwardthinking design projects for a diversity of clients, including government agencies, institutional nonprofits, and diverse businesses. An adept facilitator, he also teaches Foresight's Urban Sustainable Design Studio program and moderates panels at the organization's monthly Green Drinks events.
Prior to establishing Foresight, he held positions as an administrator, editor/writer, communications director, designer, and project manager in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. In 1995 he cofounded the Eos Orchestra, an innovative classical music ensemble based in New York City, and produced its first multidisciplinary event, the highly acclaimed Music of Paul Bowles Festival. Peter studied Music, English, and Creative Writing at Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, and Design at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
On January 1, 2002, Nickels became the 51st Mayor of the City of Seattle. He has earned a national reputation for innovative leadership in transportation, public safety, jobs, climate disruption and other challenges facing the City.
Under his leadership, City government focused on delivering reliable, highquality basic services, being accountable to the public, and solving problems. This work positioned the City to seize historic opportunities to improve transportation and economic opportunity for all.
The Mayor's Priorities:
Get Seattle moving
Keep our neighborhoods safe
Create jobs and opportunity for all
Build strong families and healthy communities
When he took office, Nickels launched a 100Day Agenda to make immediate progress on transportation, public safety, jobs and community building. His get it done list was designed with one purpose only: to make a difference in the lives of the people of Seattle. He accelerated existing programs, pushed for new commonsense approaches, and took steps to resolve complex issues. Nickels put Seattle City Light on a path to recovery and eventual reduction of rates. He led a coalition to build support for removal of the Viaduct and he pushed an aggressive jobs program that attracted new investment in South Lake Union, Northgate,
the University District and the Rainier Valley. A deepening recession created challenges for City finances, but he vowed to not let revenue problems get in the way of making progress on his four priorities.
Nickels is a nationallyrecognized advocate for transportation. As mayor, he reorganized the City's Department of Transportation and directed crews to fill reported potholes within 48 hours (684ROAD). He was a key leader in pushing for a light rail system to serve Seattle; that system broke ground in the fall of 2003. He led a coalition to raise public awareness and win state funding for replacement of the deteriorating Alaskan Way Viaduct. He began work to fix the city's Mercer Mess. In 2003 he was named chair of the Transportation and Communications
Committee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, where he successfully led
efforts to influence federal transportation funding priorities.
On Feb. 16, 2005, the Kyoto Protocol took effect in the 141 countries that ratified it. That day, Nickels challenged mayors across the country to join Seattle in taking local action to reduce global warming pollution. On March 30, 2005, 10 mayors representing more than 3 million Americans joined together to invite cities from across the country to take additional actions to reduce global warming pollution. On June 13, 2005, the U.S. Conference of Mayors unanimously passed the Mayors Climate Protection Agreement. Cities continue to sign on to the agreement and formalize their commitment. More than 200 mayors representing 41 million Americans have accepted the challenge.
Nicole Styles currently works as MTA’s Community Outreach Coordinator. As the Community Outreach Coordinator, she manages the Street Team, which goes out into the city and educates the community about HIV/AIDS. There are three different facets of outreach: HIV 101, Community, and Street. HIV 101 gives a basic overview of the causes of HIV and how to prevent its transmission. Community Outreach consists of setting up tables and booths at various health fairs. Street Outreach consists of conducting risk assessments throughout the community and passing out condoms while encouraging people to come visit Metro TeenAIDS.Before joining Metro TeenAIDS, Nicole’s passion for youth led her to work at the Perry School through AmeriCorps. While working there, she had the opportunity to meet with Adam Tenner, MTA’s director. She was then asked to interview for a position helping out with MTA’s youth development program.
Nicole is a native of Washington, D.C.
Why Metro TeenAIDS? Nicole believes that outreach is important because the community lacks a connection to resources, and as a result, they are often misinformed about HIV/AIDS and other issues pertaining to their health. She loves being in the community and having direct contact with the people that she is advocating for. She feels that in order to be a part of outreach it is important to be open-minded, humorous, youth appealing, non-judgmental, and compassionate. Though she admits that it can be tough dealing with youth because they often go from one extreme to another, it is her overall passion for youth that drives her to continue her work.
Though Nicole dropped out of high school her senior year, it has not stopped her from doing many great things. She was able to take a trip to South Africa, which allowed her to see HIV/AIDS from a global perspective and gain a cross-cultural experience. While there she conducted HIV 101’s and visited the Study of AIDS Institute. She also helped to start a garden in Peace Town, an area designated for people affected by HIV/AIDS. She marks first setting foot on the soil of South Africa as one of her favorite memories.
During her time at MTA, Nicole has gained a lot of knowledge pertaining to HIV/AIDS prevention and care. She credits MTA for giving her a sense of completion. Her goal for MTA is to continue adapting and keeping up with technology. In the future, she would like to become a global health practitioner.
As Executive Director of TransAfrica Forum Lee helps further the organizations mission of the emancipation of all African peoples everywhere physically, economically, and socially. Prior to joining TransAfrica Forum, Nicole was the Managing Director of Global Justice. Nicole has also dedicated her time and efforts to human rights in Haiti working with the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux. Action for Africa: Waht You Can Do
The year 2007 marks the 200th anniversary of the end of the transatlantic slave trade. Despite this passage of time, however, the exploitation of the African continent and her people by the U.S. and other developed countries still exists with devastating results. Learn from this group of prominent advocates of the African cause what is going on and what you can do about it.
Earth-friendly soy candles are made with non-GMO soy wax, cotton wicks, and poured into recycled glass containers. Each candle is lovingly boxed using local green packaging and printing.
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Deborah Niemann is a homesteader, writer, and self-sufficiency expert. In 2002, she relocated her family from the suburbs of Chicago to a 32 acre parcel on a creek "in the middle of nowhere". Together, they built their own home and began growing the majority of their own food. Sheep, pigs, cattle, goats, chickens and turkeys supply meat, eggs and dairy products, while an organic garden and orchard provides fruit and vegetables. A highly sought-after speaker and workshop leader, Deborah presents extensively on topics including soapmaking, breadbaking, cheesemaking, composting and homeschooling. She is the author of Homegrown & Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living.
California Food and Justice Coalition's executive director Armando Nieto served as C.E.O. of Redefining Progress, managing director at the Center on Race, Poverty; the Environment, and executive director with Eagle Eye Institute inSomerville, Massachusetts, Earth Share of California and theEnvironmental Defense Center. He is president of the Tulare CountyCommunity Water Center and has served on the advisory boards of JustCommunities, the PG;E ClimateSmart External Advisory Group, and theCentral Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy.California Food and Justice Coalition's executive director Armando Nieto served as C.E.O. of Redefining Progress, managing director at the Center on Race, Poverty; the Environment, and executive director with Eagle Eye Institute inSomerville, Massachusetts, Earth Share of California and theEnvironmental Defense Center. He is president of the Tulare CountyCommunity Water Center and has served on the advisory boards of JustCommunities, the PG;E ClimateSmart External Advisory Group, and theCentral Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy.
GoodWeave's independent certification label (formerly RugMark) appears on more than 75 different rug brands, ensuring that no children were involved in making the rug and that children in India and Nepal are receiving an education. Join GoodWeave USA's Executive Director, Nina Smith, for a discussion about strategies for engaging consumers, industry and NGOs to build the market for childlaborfree products to eradicate exploitation on an industrywide basis in less than a decade.
Nina Smith is the executive director of GoodWeave USA (formerly RugMark). GoodWeave works to end exploitative child labor in the handmade carpet industry through its nochildlabor certification and education programs for kids in weaving communities in Nepal and India. A fair trade advocate and marketing professional for over 15 years, Nina won the 2005 Skoll award for Social Entrepreneurship, acknowledging her work to employ market strategies for social change through GoodWeave. Nina was formerly the executive director of The Crafts Center (1995
Glu6 is The Glue That Saves Planet Earth, made from recycled styrofoam waste and all-natrual ingredients (Patent Pending). Nine Lives Products manufactures the Glu6 line of products in Martinez, California, and is proud to be Made in USA. We collect waste styrofoam from local businesses and refuse authorities committed to eliminating stryrofoam from our waste stream. The non-toxic glue is perfect for home repair, DIY, household, art/crafts, and school projects.
Eco-friendly products with style.
Eco-friendly products with style. Green your personal life with stylish accessories for the home and yourself. Products include reusable bottles and bags, to garden composters and rain barrels, to fashion handbags made from reycled materials.
Regional Indian Vegetarian Cuisine
Vegetarian Cuisine from All over India
The 100% electric, no tailpipe, zero emission Nissan LEAF(tm)
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Nivedita chandrappa has a degree in journalism and masters in public relations. As a television Producer at Queens Public Television and an activist, she has dealt with various immigrant issues, during which she has spoken about immigrant women in New York. She produced a television show called "Asian Indian Immigrant Experience" through which she celebrated the diversities and culture of immigrants in this city. She worked with refugee communities to organize them for creating cooperatives and helping them with their actual needs. Many of immigrant stories revolved around alienation and loss of sense of community in this country, inspired by which she became an activist for immigrant women in the system with various cultural needs.
Through volunteering in various women’s organizations she identified the lack of economic support system that are available to the low-income women if they are in domestic violence or any other issues. She founded a not for profit called "wishwas" (which means believing in one's self) to encourage displaced immigrant women to learn skills and trades to find themselves empowered within their sphere of freedom and choices.
Nivedita Chandrappa worked for over a year to build the base of wishwas organization at the grass roots level, while this was certainly not easy, it was a learning experience. Like any other organization wishwas suffered initial challenges but with the supports of other enthusiastic celebrities like Ranjana Khan the project took shape and is thriving. Nivedita is now pursuing a fellowship in green faith through greenfaith.org and will promote greening of the environment through Hinduism.She has also raised two sons in her free time.
I Bonnie Nixon worked for more than a decade directing and implementing a world class social and environmental responsibility program for the largest information technology company in the world. Nixon is largely credited with helping HewlettPackard make the jump to one of the most globally recognized business leaders for sustainability, and served there for twelve years, most recently as director of environmental sustainability and global citizenship. Previously, she owned a consultancy that specialized in multistakeholder approaches to large, pressing environmental and business issues in the public and private sectors. While there, she worked with municipal leaders to successfully design, manage and construct major California water, wastewater, transportation, utility and natural resource protection projects.
"No Enemy" is a state of mind, a conscious choice, and a bold expression that embraces peace without limits. The message is simple, the choice is yours. The No Enemy organization walks its talk spreading this message on 100% organic cotton clothing, made with fair labor in California.
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No Sweat manufactures union-made footwear & casual clothing. Our gear is produced by independent trade union members in the US, Canada, and the developing world. We believe that the only viable response to globalization is a global labor movement.No Sweat defines the market for goods that support independent trade unions - the only historically proven solution to sweatshops. We market direct to consumers, relying primarily on internet sales for distribution. We provide a competitive product to you and a living wage to our workers. How? By not advertising. We rely on you to help us spread the word! Its our world. Lets change it.
IN 1990, Art The Silent Healer was established in Los Angeles by founder Sharyl Noday. Currently in Chicago, we offer to you the following healing modalities.
Full Trance Channeling, Spiritual Development Classes, Energy Healing, Mediumship, Clairvoyant Intuitive, Paintings and Mixed Media Artworks. I channel a loving consciousness that refers to themselves as Siria Family.
IN the channeling process these Beings of Light speak through me offering insights, awareness and unique perspectives on our lives to assist us in finding our truth, elevating our vibration, creating self empowerment, the meeting of the Higher Self, Spirit Guides, and the ultimate love...Self Love.
I welcome your questions about my art works, and the mystical, for this is the work that I Love.
No Place for a Puritan: the Literature of California's Deserts; Ruth Nolan, editor
Ruth Nolan, M.A, is Professor of English at College of the Desert, where she teaches California desert Indian literature and creative writing. A native of the Mojave Desert and former BLM wildland firefighter, she is also a writer and lecturer whose poetry and prose articles related to the California desert are widely published. She is also editor of No Place for a Puritan: the Literature of California's Deserts (Heyday, 2009). As a writer, she collaborated on a film about Joshua Tree, "Escape to Reality: 24 hrs @ 24 fps," produced the UC Riverside California Museum of Photography (2008). She was a featured speaker at the 2010 Western Wilderness Conference held in Berkeley, and is featured on the 2010-11 California Legacy “Nature Dreaming” radio project, sponsored by Santa Clara University.
Jeanne Pinsof Nolan, “The Organic Gardener,” has been growing food for over 20 years. In her current role as project manager for Chicago’s Green City Market, she is responsible for designing and implementing The Edible Gardens, a 5,000 square foot vegetable garden for children at Lincoln Park Zoo. She is also founder of “The Organic Gardener, Ltd,” focusing on helping people to have fun successfully growing organic vegetables. She also works extensively with schools, restaurants and institutions. Her career began with a 1987 apprenticeship in organic vegetable gardening and farming in California, and she subsequently lived on organic farms in Southern California, Austin and Asheville, N.C. Nolan has been featured in Travel and Leisure, Food and Wine, and Woman’s Day. In 2009 she appeared on the nationally syndicated talk show, The Daily Buzz and was a recipient of Shape magazine’s “2009 Green Living Awards.” Locally she has had features in The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Social and Today’s Chicago Woman. She lives in Glencoe with her husband and two children
Noland is a serial social entrepreneur and the founder of the award winning Moontown Foundation, a Seattlearea nonprofit think ; do tank dedicated to accelerating the transformation to a green economy for all. Moontown works to achieve its strategic vision through the development of metropolitanscale energy conservation, energy production and energy management solutions that also serve as green pathways out of poverty. In 2008, Noland cofounded and launched the SWITCH Project, an innovative green career readiness program that provides lowincome urban young adults with the personal, professional and technical skills needed to obtain entrylevel positions in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors. Noland has over 20 years experience developing programs and solutions that promote in environmental, social and economic sustainability and equity for the Student Conservation Association, Environmental Careers Organization, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, the Department of Energy, US Geological Survey and the City of Seattle. Prior to launching Moontown, Noland spent 15 years working in the information communication technology sector, serving in strategic marketing, project management, business development roles for leading software, media and financial services companies. Noland serves on the board of directors for the Northwest Energy Coalition and Washington Lawyers for Sustainability, and is an advisor for the Seattle Chamber of Commerce's Urban Enterprise Center, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, Evergreen Films and EnviroSpeak.tv.
Happy Housing for Chickens in the Backyard
Designed for the backyard and urban farmer, the Nomad Chicken Pad is a unique and efficient, portable home for your chickens. The coop provides a healthy, predator-proof home for up to 4 - 6 hens. These handcrafted coops are made of recycled steel that has an environmental-safe, powder-coat finish. The hutch is made of plantation-grown, renewable Douglas Fir and cedar, that not only looks good, but naturally repels insects. Moved every couple of days, with the "easy-to-move" wheel system, your chickens will mow and fertilize your lawn.Its fun to keep chickens for people of all ages. Another sustainable product by Nomad's parent company, Steel Partners Inc.
Eco sustainable body adornments
Eco body adornments - sustainable materials carved coconut, seeds, hemp...
The world's best, handmade, machine washable, vegan, super comfy sandals! Made of the finest grade reclaimed polypro for just hanging out or wandering the planet. Our shirts are made from 100% organic cotton with low impact dye. Many new colors and styles including sandals with interchangeable laces and hemp flops!
Finely crafted solar satchels and accessories
We are introducing our first line of environmentally considered accessories, starting with finely crafted satchels, totes, and messenger bags made with sustainable and biodegradable materials. This first line of bags incorporates a flexible solar panel to keep cell phones, iPods and PDAs charged with renewable power.
San Francisco's Recycling, Composting and Refuse collection.
San Francisco's Recycling, Composting and Refuse collection program.
Pure and Great Tasting Omegs Oils
Nordic Naturals sets the standard for quality in omega-3 supplements. As a leading manufacturer of fish oils, we provide pure and great tasting products of unparalleled quality.
North Cal Wood Products is a full scale Redwood lumber mill in Ukiah, California. We manufacture a full line of garden variety redwood products including lattice panels, decking, fencing, and siding. We also pride ouselves on having one of the largest recycled wood inventories in the United States. Recently certified as an FSC Recycled Manufacturer, we also custom mill flooring, timber beam packages, mantle beams and a complete line of reclaimed wood furniture. We're also pround to announce the launch of the World's First On-Line Lumber Store where "you click it, we ship it" visit us at www.northcal.com
Hands-on learning inspired by traditional northern crafts
In the "high tech, low touch" world of today, North House Folk School is an intriguing "high touch, low tech" alternative. Traditional crafts of the northern hemisphere, combined with the stories and rich cultural history of its indigenous people, are the medium for providing creative and meaningful experiences for individuals, families and groups. North House is inspired by Scandinavian 'folkeshoskoles,' developed in Denmark during the mid-1800's; life-long skills and traditions shared in a non-competitive environment are the foundation of the folk school concept. North House's mission is to "enrich lives and build community through the teaching of traditional northern crafts."
People focused financial resources for Chicagoland Communities
North Side Community Federal Credit Union, is a community development credit union focused on keeping resources in the community and serving the unbanked. For over 35 years, we have been advocates for social change through economic access.Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF) provides low-cost, flexible financing and hands-on technical assistance to community development organizations and supports challenging projects that will help revitalize low- and moderate-income neighborhoods and suburban communities throughout metropolitan Chicago--aiding families and communities along the path toward economic stability, prosperity, and sustainability.
We seek and disseminate truths about the 9/11 crimes, exposing gaps and deceptions in the official story, inspiring revelations, truthful media coverage, and a movement to bring criminals to justice and eliminate policies that enable such acts. A non-profit organization, we organize events, actions, and produce educational films, media, materials.
progressive issues, mail order catalog business
Green/Sustainable Construction: residential, commercial industria...
General Construction and Project ManagementGreen/Sustainable Construction for residential, commercial and retail.Abatement, weatherization, renewable energy
The purpose of the Northwest Biodiesel Network is to promote the use and benefits of Biodiesel, through awareness campaigns, educational programs, and specific initiatives.We are a 501(c)(3) Educational Nonprofit, that is dedicated to providing information to the public on Biodiesel issues, use & availability. The NWBD Network represents no one Biodiesel supplier or industry sector; Our goal is to get the best and most current information out to the public in the form of Monthly Meetings, Tabling exposure at local events & fairs, and provide networking opportunities for those in the industry or those simply wanting to find out more about this alternative fuel. Please come visit our booth to learn more about this sustainable, locally grown fuel.
Our mission is to conserve cultural heritage and to present, promote, preserve and document the diverse cultural traditions of the Pacific Northwest.
Conserving cultural heritages of the Pacific Northwest
Building performance testing for heat loss
Building performance testing for heat and energy loss.The client will knowhow many square inches of leakage they have, exactly where it is and what to do about it.
NW Natural Lighting is a family-owned business that has been brightening and cooling homes in the Puget Sound area for 15 years with Solatube Daylighting System & the Solar Star Attic Fan. Solatube, it can brighten any dark room in your home with natural light, bringing the outside light in! Solar Star Attic Fan, from the manufacturers of the Solatube; it cools your attic and prolongs the life of your roof! As always we provide friendly customer service, design assistance, and expert installations in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties.
Clean energy solutions for communities around the Northwest.
Working collaboratively with motivated communities, NorthwestSEED researches and implements clean energy solutions that provide economic benefits and a healthy, secure energy future. In addition to our work with rural and urban communities, Northwest SEED assists universities reach their clean energy goals through student internships as part of our Green Campus Program.