Marianne Schnall is a widely published writer and interviewer. She is also the founder and Executive Director of Feminist.com, a leading women’s website and nonprofit organization. For over fifteen years, Feminist.com has been fostering awareness, education, and activism for people all across the world. Marianne is also the cofounder of EcoMall.com, one of the oldest environmental websites promoting earth-friendly living.
Marianne has worked for many media outlets and publications. Her interviews with well-known individuals appear at Feminist.com as well as in publications such as O, The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, In Style, The Huffington Post, the Women's Media Center, and many others. Marianne does a monthly radio commentary for WAMC's nationally syndicated show "51% The Women’s Perspective," which is carried nationally on NPR, ABC and Armed Forces Radio stations. Marianne graduated from Cornell University in 1989 with a BA in English and is also a graduate of the Women's Media Center's 2011 Progressive Women's Voices media and leadership training. She also consults regularly with non-profits and activists on optimizing their online presence.
Marianne was a contributor to Robin Morgan’s anthology Sisterhood is Forever: The Women’s Anthology for a New Millennium, co-writing (with Amy Richards) the chapter titled "Cyberfeminism: Networking on the Net." Her new book, based on her interviews with a variety of well-known women, is titled "Daring to Be Ourselves: Influential Women Share Insights on Courage, Happiness and Finding Your Own Voice". Through her writings, interviews and websites, Marianne strives to raise awareness and inspire activism around important issues and causes.
Scholz is vice president for Knowledge Systems at Ecotrust, a Portlandbased conservation organization committed to strengthening communities and the environment from Alaska to California.
A staff scientist for Washington Toxics Coalition, Schreder leads her organizations work on agriculture and provides scientific support for all of their campaigns.
Producer and distributors of sustainable promotional products, pens, rulers, etc.
Don Schrider is a poultry aficionado, authoring many articles on breeding and raising chickens that have appeared in such publications as Mother Earth News, Backyard Poultry, Chickens, Countryside and Small Stock Journal, and Poultry Press, as well as authoring the Chicken Assessment for Improving Production materials of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC). Don is a master breeder of Brown Leghorn and Buckeye chickens. He designed and implemented the ALBC's Buckeye Chicken Recovery Project, which has resulted in the significant rise of Buckeyes that meet the APA Standard of Perfection for phenotype and production attributes.
Steve Schueth (pronounced “sheeth”) is President of First Affirmative Financial Network, an independent Colorado-based registered investment advisor that offers portfolio management services for socially conscious individuals and mission-driven institutional investors. He leads the team that produces the premier annual sustainable, responsible, impact investing conference, SRI in the Rockies. Having been focused on financial services in one form or another for over 30 years, Mr. Schueth has been a nationally recognized authority, consultant, and resource to the SRI industry since 1989. His background includes twelve years with First Affirmative, eight years in senior management with Calvert Investments, eleven years as a director of the Social Investment Forum, and three years as Director of Development at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Schueth serves as a director of the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado and the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation.
Brent Schulkin is the founder of the Carrotmob movement. In a Carrotmob campaign, businesses compete to determine how socially responsible they can be, and a network of consumers spends money to support the winner. It’s essentially the opposite of a boycott. Since orchestrating the first ever Carrotmob campaign in 2008, he has built a non-profit organization to support Carrotmob organizers around the world. Thus far, over 120 campaigns have been organized. Carrotmob is currently working on expanding their network to include some of the largest companies in the world.
Bryony Schwan is the executive director and cofounder of The Biomimicry Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes the new science of biomimicry. Bryony is also an affiliate faculty member at the University of Montana where she teaches in the environmental studies program.Prior to that Bryony worked for 11 years as the executive director and then as the national campaigns director for Women's Voices for the Earth (WVE) a nonprofit environmental justice organization that she founded in 1995. WVE works on the links between toxic pollution and women's and children's health. From 2001 to 2004, Bryony cofounded and coordinated Coming Clean, a national alliance of health and environmental groups. She was also a cofounder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.Bryony has a B.A. in fine arts from the University of Natal in South Africa and an M.S. in environmental studies from the University of Montana. Bryony's work has taken her around the world from speaking on chemical policy in Europe to lobbying at the United Nations Treaty Negotiations on Eliminating Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in South Africa. She has received several awards for her work including an AWR Conservation Award, the Len and Sandy Sargent Award for Environmental Activism and Montana's Jeannette Rankin Peacemaker of the Year Award (2002).Bryony is also the founder of the Women's Institute for Leadership Development in Women (WILD Women) and the Young Women's Outdoor Leadership Project (now called GUTS! Girls Using Their Strengths). Bryony coproduces In Other Words, a weekly feminist radio show on Montana Public Radio and in 2008 was executive producer of Ask the Planet, a multiaward winning children's biomimicry music album.Bryony Schwan is the executive director and cofounder of The Biomimicry Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes the new science of biomimicry. Bryony is also an affiliate faculty member at the University of Montana where she teaches in the environmental studies program.
Prior to that Bryony worked for 11 years as the executive director and then as the national campaigns director for Women's Voices for the Earth (WVE) a nonprofit environmental justice organization that she founded in 1995. WVE works on the links between toxic pollution and women's and children's health. From 2001 to 2004, Bryony cofounded and coordinated Coming Clean, a national alliance of health and environmental groups. She was also a cofounder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
Bryony has a B.A. in fine arts from the University of Natal in South Africa and an M.S. in environmental studies from the University of Montana. Bryony's work has taken her around the world from speaking on chemical policy in Europe to lobbying at the United Nations Treaty N
Kirsten Schwind is co-founder and Program Director of Bay Localize, where she specializes in equitable climate adaptation. She authored The Community Resilience Toolkit, an adaptation planning curriculum now used in 46 states and 30 countries. She co-authored Tapping the Potential of Urban Rooftops, which won an award from the American Planning Association's California Chapter. She holds a BA in Economics and a MS in Natural Resources. She formerly served as the Chair of the City of Berkeley's Energy Commission. She has also worked extensively in food systems and international trade policy at other nonprofit groups, including as Program Director at Food First, and once served as shop steward for her union. Kirsten worked for several years in Latin America as a steward for human rights and the environment, and is fluent in Spanish.
Tammy Schwolsky is the CEO of Residential Energy Assessment Services (REAS), Inc. and co-founder of JTRL’s Train To Sustain BPI Energy Auditor Training Program. Tammy specializes in green building and building science based single and multi-family energy audits and retrofits. Her background as a LEED® Accredited Professional; GreenPoint Rater, HERS Rater; Home Performance with Energy Star Contractor and a BPI trainer motivated her to launch the ZENERGY House project. This high performance green home is the first comprehensive remodel in Los Angeles that combines Home Performance with environmentally responsible design and construction to create a near-zero energy, healthy and whole house designer showcase. With the support of 72 corporate sponsors, this living lab is a prototype for "greening" existing homes. Tammy has been interviewed by the LA Times, ABC News, Daily News, Angelino magazine and has been featured on Discover Channel’s Planet Green show “Living with Ed”, “Renovation Nation” and The Fine Living Channel’s “Real Estate Confidential”.
Eco-Friendly Children Shoe company
ScooterBees Eco-Friendly infant-to-first-walker shoes are made of recycled fibers for the shoe uppers and the insoles, and of PVC-free and photodegradable outsole. The shoe design is US patent-pending to feature an educational StoryTelling(TM) feature to allow the shoes to be worn with a story. The "pages" of the shoes are the flaps of the shoes with educational graphics facing the child.
D'Artagnan is a UCLA graduate with a B.A. in the Study of Religion and also has a B.S. in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in business Management from National University. Currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Education at UCLA, he established the Black Male Youth Academy (BMYA) at Morningside High School, a literacy development program that helps youth use research to create change in their communities.
D'Artagnan is an US Navy Iraq War Veteran and served a two-year term as a member of the Board of Regents, University of California. He participated in the governance of the University and was an outspoken advocate for equity and inclusion, affordability and access, clean energy and environmental sustainability. He is also a strong supporter of academic preparation programs for grade levels P-16 and believes they help create a level playing field. D'Artagnan was a 2010 Education Pioneer Fellow and worked at the California Community Foundation (CCF) supporting their scholarships program area. In 2009, he founded the Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI) and currently serves as the Executive Director, advancing food justice initiatives in underserved communities.
The Social Justice Learning Institute At the Social Justice Learning Institute, is dedicated to improving the education, health, and well being of youth and communities of color by empowering them to enact social change through research, training, and community mobilization. They envision communities where individuals use their agency to improve each other’s lives.
SCRAP is a creative reuse center, store and workshop space founded in 1976 in San Francisco, California. Donations of high quality, low cost, reusable materials such as textiles, paper, jewelry findings, wood, buttons and plastics are collected from businesses, institutions and individuals then sorted, displayed and distributed by SCRAP for artists, educational and community groups. Free materials and art activities are provided through our community outreach service.
By breathing new life into old objects, SCRAP reduces the amount of waste going to crowded landfills. By offering low cost art and reuse workshops and providing schools and organizations with badly needed art supplies, SCRAP stimulates creativity and environmental awareness. Nourished by so many wonderful SCRAP treasures, Children and adults learn how to REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE.
Manufacturers save money on their disposal costs and receive tax benefits. Artists, museums, senior groups, summer camps, children's centers and theater groups transform SCRAP materials into sculptures, paintings, and other masterpieces. Anyone can contribute by purchasing or donating high quality, clean, reusable materials that might otherwise be thrown away.
Small farms. Big Taste! - At The Scrumptious Pantry we work with sustainable family farms to create authentic food products that tell a story. The hand-grown ingredients are processed in small batches, using recipes that highlight the farms' culinary heritage. We do not allow any fillers, preservatives or other chemicals to come between ingredients and your dinner table. The Scrumptious Pantry is Food the way it is supposed to taste!
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Our products include electric bicycles; solar-powered emergency vehicles and restaurant delivery vehicles, hand-held portable solar devices, natural-light skylights, non-slip household surfaces -- the "Sure Step" solution to any hard flooring surface -- and solar power products
All Natural, Non-Toxic Living Solutions
Seaside Naturals' mission is to provide all natural, non toxic living solutions for health-conscious people, and in doing so promote a robust relationship between humans and the delicate planet we inhabit. We are on an ongoing quest to deliver the finest and most effective products to our customers. Our product lines include all natural cleaners, first aid care, baby care and pet care products.
SeaSnax is a lightly roasted seaweed snack which is vegan and gluten free. We are the first roasted seaweed snack that is non-GMO verified. SeaSnax a socially conscious, kid-inspired, family run business. We contribute 10% of our annual net profit to non-profit organizations committed to making the world a better and gentler place for our children and our earth.
Seattle Climate Action Now is an exciting effort to give everyone in Seattle the tools needed to start making a real difference at home, at work, and on the road. It will bring you together with people across the street and across town to take action to protect the climate for all of us and for future generations.
City of Seattle engages residents to reduce climate pollution
Seattle Climate Action Now is an exciting effort to give everyone in Seattle the tools needed to start making a real difference at home, at work, and on the road. It will bring you together with people across the street and across town to take action to protect the climate for all of us and for future generations.
Quality green jobs training and education
More than a million and a half students have advanced their educations and their careers at the Seattle Community Colleges. Our graduates work in the top companies in the Seattle area, and more of them transfer to four-year colleges and universities than from any other college district in the state. Our district is the largest two-year system in Washington, with three comprehensive colleges, a vocational institute and five specialized training centers located throughout the city. Like our Pacific Rim city, our colleges are vibrant and diverse, with students representing the nearly 80 different first languages spoken in homes throughout the region. The Seattle Community Colleges are at the forefront of infusing green training into existing programs and developing new green training programs, including energy auditing; sustainable construction practices; culinary arts focusing on environmental stewardship and urban agriculture; green real estate; and environmental science.
Educate, Demonstrate, and Proliferate Electric Vehicles
It is the sincere hope of the members and officers of the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association to help and aid in the EDUCATION of the general public as to the desirability and availability of electric transportation in all its forms, from commercially available cars and trucks, to conversions, to Neighborhood Electric Vehicles, to electric boats, bicycles, and motor bikes, and that through our free association we would help every one and any one in their own quest for knowledge and experience in this area.It is our deep conviction that this can be done through DEMONSTRATION of these vehicles in static shows and exhibits, rallies, and in all forms of on-road competition and racing.That through these efforts PROLIFERATION of these vehicles will come about, thereby lowering our dependence on foreign oil, and reducing the degradation of our environment through pollution.
Powered by BionX: Kits and Ohm E-Bikes
The Northwest source for user-friendly, state-of-the-art Ohm bicycles and BionX kits. Come take a test ride! Easily climb hills! We focus on safe, comfortable riding, superior quality, value, and customer service. Ride more and save $, get fit and help the environment--and enjoy yourself! In Portland, look for PortlandElectricBikE.com
Seattle Good Business Network is an aspiring network of local businesses, non-profit and municipal organizations, and residents dedicated to building a vibrant, local economy based on shared environmental and community values. Our purpose is to connect, empower, and promote locally-owned, independently-operated businesses in the stewardship of our place.
By generously donating goods to your local Goodwill, you help us help others. How? When your donations are sold in our retail thrift stores, we use the proceeds to provide free job training and education programs for people in need. Last year, Goodwill helped nearly 4,000 individuals in our community.
The Seattle Campaign for Bag Reuse
The Seattle Green Bag Campaign is a local grassroots movement to promote environmental sustainability by reducing the unnecessary use of disposable bags. We encourage the use of reusable bags as an easy way to make a big difference to the environment, reduce waste, decrease the use of environmentally harmful plastics and enhance public health. Plus, you just look cooler carrying a smart reusable bag.The Seattle Green Bag Campaign supports the City of Seattles proposed 20-cent fee for disposable bags. The measure provides a market-based incentive for smart shopping, and generates revenues to promote recycling and waste reduction and to supply reusable shopping bags to low-income consumers. This policy is subject to voter approval in this years August primary. The Seattle Green Bag Campaign will be actively involved in encouraging Seattle neighbors to Vote Yes for the Environment!By taking some small steps, together we can make a huge difference to the environment. Contact us today to find out more about the Seattle Green Bag Campaign, to help us support the August Green Bag ballot measure, or if you just need help finding a reusable bag! Look for our volunteers at your neighborhood grocery store chances are youll recognize one of them as your neighbor from down the street. Keep shopping smart!
Natural Awakenings magazine is a free monthly healthy lifestyle publication offering cutting edge information on natural health, green living, fitness, personal growth and creative expression.
Teaching organic gardening for a healthy urban environment
Seattle Tilth's mission is to teach as many people as possible to grow food organically in the urban setting, to conserve natural resources and to support local food systems. Our core purpose is to cultivate a healthy urban environment and community. Founded in 1978, Seattle Tilth is a nationally recognized, award-winning organization serving more than15,000 people each year through demonstration gardens, workshops, volunteer training, tours, school programs, and annual events such as the Edible Plant Sale and the Harvest Fair.
A rapidly developinng, Green Plumbing Co.
Seattle's Best Plumbing is a certified Green Contractor through the United Association of Plumbers. We are currently partnering with H2OT Solar Hot Water and their vision of making Solar Water Heating affordable by keeping the installation cost low. We look forward to partnering with you and your vision for making our world a better place to live as well.
Rainwater Harvesting Systems. Makers of the RainBench
Makers of the RainBench(TM), Second Rain is a Wisconsin-based company that offers Integrated Rainwater Harvesting products, combining multiple functions in landscapes.Among other applications, they have installed full outdoor kitchens that hold over 1,000 gallons of rainwater hidden within the seating and counters, reducing both runoff and water use.
Second Use is committed to making salvage intuitive and accessible, in order to expand the reuse and creative potential of homeowners, contractors and the greater community. Visit our retail space or browse more than 3500 items online! We also offer options for green demolition and free material salvage/pick-up services.
Secure the Call Needs Your Used Cell Phones
Secure the Call is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that collects used and unwanted cell phones and then redistributes them to the community for free to be used as emergency 911-only phones. Secure the Call is a coalition of over 300 organizations consisting of Police and Sheriff's Departments, Senior Citizen Centers and Battered Women's Shelters. We collect the phones and after wiping them clear of all the previous owner's information, we reset the phones to only call 911 in the case of an emergency. The phones are then given back to our coalition partners who in turn distribute them to the community. Secure the Call is an all-volunteer organization that relies solely on the generosity of the community for everything we do. We need your help. We have collection barrels that we are looking to place in permanent places. We also ask large companies, non-profit organizations, Government Agencies and Church's and Synagogues to hold a one-month collection drive on our behalf. We provide everything they need for a successful drive. Call us at 800 813-0344 to get started.
Seed Savers is a non-profit organization whose more than 12,000 members are committed to the preservation and distribution of heirloom seeds. Seed Savers Exchange is saving the worlds diverse, but endangered, garden heritage for future generations by building a network of people committed to collecting conserving and sharing heirloom seeds and plants, while educating people about the value of genetic and cultural diversity.
Lauren Segal-Avenna is the Co-Founder and Director of NextAid, a Los Angeles-based organization supporting sustainable development projects that serve vulnerable youth and women in Africa. Once inspired by LiveAid (the first global concert for Africa), Lauren later found an ideal niche’ for NextAid by harnessing the power of electronic music and tapping the next generation of potential change-makers. During NextAid’s seven years, Lauren coordinated over 100 events, several benefit CD projects and dozens of fundraising campaigns, earning NextAid the role of the leading activist organization in the dance music industry. Lauren also oversees NextAid’s current international development projects that target unemployment in urban Nairobi, Kenya and maternal health in rural Sierra Leone. In addition to managing all sides of NextAid, Lauren is on the advisory board of the Foundation of Sustainability and Innovation and the Coalition for a Sustainable Africa. In 2009, she was honored by the African Goodwill Awards.
When not creating herb gardens out of toasters at Three Bees Nursery, Elan is a dedicated activist working to reshape traditional agriculture and the current food system into a sustainable form that is beneficial to both the environment and people. In San Francisco this translates to volunteering at incredible organizations such as Garden for the Environment and the San Francisco Urban Agriculture Alliance. Most recently, Elan helped the SFUAA organize a successful mayoral candidate forum aimed at encouraging the next mayor to support the burgeoning urban agriculture community, continue the proliferation of educational green spaces in schools, and reexamine our water usage to promote efficiency and conservation. He is also a tireless supporter of DIY crafts and has a personal mission to encourage people to rethink trash by removing objects from the waste stream and repurposing them in creative and novel ways.
Growing up, MK had interesting choices on her dinner plate every night – Venison, Smelt, Head Cheese, Ring Baloney… maybe a little rabbit or pheasant if she was lucky. MK’s parents grew up on farms in Michigan and her dad was an exceptional sportsman, who influenced every meal in her younger years. MK learned the importance of sustainable living and developed a unique palate for living off the land and lake.
Throughout the years the importance of food became ever more personal. MK produced television and media around the globe and with her high metabolism, she was constantly hungry. She learned to stuff drawers, pockets and briefcases with “snacks” to keep her energy up. As a busy mom she was always careful to feed her family fresh foods and became “queen of the casserole.” MK’s food story became a bit more interesting in February of 2011, as she joined 378 Harpo staffers on The Oprah Winfrey Show to take the “One-week Vegan Challenge.” The challenge changed her life! Leaning into veganism, MK has never felt better physically and mentally - knowing that this small change positively effects the environment.
MK is currently the VP of Sponsorship & Integration at Harpo Studios in Chicago, Illinois.
Seismologik Media began in May 2010 in response to the thousands of everyday examples that reflect the wasteful way we live on and use up resources on Earth.
We introduce you to all the movers, shakers, creators, and resisters who are committed to practicing living sustainably and cooperatively on the Planet.
Neil Seldman is co founder and president of the Institute for Local SelfReliance in Washington, DC. Before cofounding ILSR in l974 Seldman was a manufacturer and university lecturer in political science and the history of ideas. Seldman specializes in starting and expanding recycling enterprises. Most recently he has focused on deconstruction of buildings and resale of used building materials. Seldman coordinates a network of technical assistance in this field throughout the US. He is also an advisor to communities seeking alternatives to incineration of garbage; emphasizing the economic dangers of incineration and the economic promise of a diversified recycling and composting systems involving small businesses, haulers and local government agencies.
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Self-Help celebrates 26 years of providing credit to underserved women, minorities, rural residents, and low-wealth families. Our CD, Money Market, and IRA accounts support our mortgage and small business lending and pay very attractive interest rates. Open a Deposit Account today. Visit www.self-help.org to improve lives, and your bottom line.
Seliga's coursework in the Community and Environmental Planning Program at the University of Washington on integrated urban planning and sustainable food systems because food affects everyone, every day, and impacts the economy, public health, social justice, and environmental sustainability
Katie Selma is taking the “think globally, eat locally” concept and changing her community. Born and raised in Northern Virginia, a bustling region a few minutes south of Washington, DC, at a young age Katie and her younger sister had been introduced to a diverse array of international cuisine from the Mediterranean, Sweden, Latin America and, of course, West Indian dishes passed down from her Jamaican great-grandparents. With her natural born appetite for exploration and adventure, in 2008, Katie set her sights on to journey off from the East and head to San Francisco to complete her degree in Marketing. While her alma mater of San Francisco State University taught her the ins and outs of statistics, accounting and international relations, it was not until her Senior internship at Fair Trade USA, did she get a genuine education on the harsh realities of exploitive globalization and a new outlook on economics. With the unique opportunity to assist the Public Relations Department in promoting campaigns that would impact not only consumers, but also the producing farmers of crops and products all over the world. As her semester at Fair Trade USA came to an end, something sparked her interest in bringing Fair Trade and food justice awareness to her new home in Oakland. The Fair Trade Towns campaigns had presented itself as a fun way to involve herself in the community and share what she had learned at Fair Trade others in her community. Today Katie leads the campaign of Fair Trade Oakland with a team of socially conscious entrepreneurs, college students and volunteers that want to make their town the next Fair Trade Town! Embarking on a new endeavor to join the local food movement, Selma is teaming with farmers, bakers and local fashion designers to create an innovative business in Downtown Oakland. Due to open in February 2012 Amorpour the Lovebar, her cafe-boutique will specialize in local and Fair Trade Certified food products and sustainable apparel boutique.
Lauren Selman is a leader in green production and entertainment. She is the Founder of Reel Green Media, LLC, an environmental consulting company dedicated to environmental responsibility in the entertainment industry. She has worked with the major motion picture studios, independent features, commercials and hit shows like "It's Always Sunny Philadelphia." Her work on Benjamin and Peter Bratt's "La Mission," earned an Environmental Media Award in 2009. Selman has been a speaker for the United Nations, the National Alliance of Hazardous Waste Managers, The Association of Film Commissioners International, UCLA and other esteemed institutions. Her work has been recognized by The BBC, Business Week, IATSE Bulletin, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters and other publications. She is also an actress and producer in Los Angeles. Lauren holds a simultaneous honors degree from the University of California Berkeley in Conservation Resource Management and in Theater Performance Studies. Lauren draws on her entertainment experience and environmental knowledge to frame decisive sustainability initiatives and goals for her clients.
Mathieu Senard is co-founder of Alter Eco – a leading fair trade brand that sources a variety of food products (chocolate, rice, quinoa, sugar, olive oil) from cooperatives of small-scale farmers around the world. Mathieu’s career began at age 18 when, as a volunteer in Cambodia, he ran the Northern orphanage of Krousar Thmey in Siem Reap, a first exposure to the problematic of global poverty that naturally led him to fair trade. Having received an MBA from IEA-Paris and an MA in communication from Cal State, Long Beach helped him create a triple bottom-line business whose mission is to help small-scale farmers bootstrap themselves out of poverty.
Sustainable Organic Fair-Trade Clothing for All
Sense Organics is a full line of children's and adult clothing. All the garments are certified organic. Production is certified fair trade, and supports two projects aimed at helping handicapped women, and the poorest of the poor. Despite the costs involved with using organic fibers, low impact dyes, and paying fair wages, Sense Organics had proven that business can be responsible and offer goods at an affordable price.
SenTEAmental Moods helps you discover the relaxing attributes of fine teas and tisanes. We offer excellent artisan blends ready to brew. Our teas come from suppliers with excellent track records of fair treatment for all workers. We use locally grown dried fruits & herbs prepared in small batches to ensure the highest quality blends for you. Enjoy!
Environmental lifestyle expert Danny Seo describes his way of living as the crossroads where style meets sustainability. Through his best-selling books, television programs, products, magazine and syndicated newspaper columns and his how-to lifestyle lectures, Danny Seo continues to share the creative ideas that have made him America's leading lifestyle authority on modern, eco-friendly living.
Born on Earth Day in 1977, Danny has championed the natural biodiversity of our planet from a very young age. On his 12th birthday, he founded the organization Earth 2000 with just a few friends and $23. By his 18th birthday, he had transformed the grassroots organization into the country's largest teenage activist charity, spearheading worldwide campaigns on behalf of the environment.
Danny encourages America to live a greener lifestyle with great style. His first of nine lifestyle books Conscious Style Home (St. Martin's Press; 2001) chronicled his renovation of his parents' home in Green Hills, Pennsylvania, using easy-to-find, eco-friendly materials. The beautifully photographed book received rave reviews in The New York Times, Elle, Food & Wine, Elle Decor, and USA Today, who raved "Say 'environment' to Danny Seo, and it's as if you've punched the word into the search engine Google: Out roars an avalanche of ideas and references that threatens to scramble your brain." Conscious Style Home helped Danny soon become America's favorite environmental lifestyle authority.
Danny’s environmental activism and teachings earned him honors from the Albert Schweitzer Institute and, in an honor of a much lighter note, was named one of People’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World.” Danny has also given keynote addresses around the world, including the State of the World Forums, The College of William & Mary and the commencement address to the graduating class of UC Berkley.
Danny’s creative how-to approach towards green living is the blueprint for Danny Seo Media Ventures, which includes a multi-platform portfolio of products, corporate partners, and media properties all designed to help people do just one thing to help the world around us. The publishing segment includes more than 9 books with over 1 million copies in print including the bestselling "Upcycling" series of craft books and a nationally syndicated column called "Do Just One Thing" distributed by Universal Syndicate. The television segment includes regular appearances on NBC's The Today Show as a lifestyle contributor and previous TV shows including HGTV's "Red Hot & Green" and "Simply Green with Danny Seo." Danny Seo Media Ventures also has an extensive line of home, beauty and food products sold in over 4,000 stores in the United States, Canada and Europe that range from bedding and bath, mattresses, furniture, organic gourmet food, cookware and bakeware, decorative accessories, gardening equipment, stationary, fragrances, lighting and more sold at stores like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, HomeSense, and Winners. More information can be found at dannyseo.com.
Jonel Seon, MBA in Sustainable Enterprise, serves the team as the Student Services Manager at the Laney College Green Jobs Team, and is responsible for recruitment, enrollment and registration, as well as light case management and developing organizational partnerships. Over the past five years, Jonel has worked with organizations like The Institute for Environmental Entrepreneurship and the Alameda Unified School District, integrating project initiatives that have led to improved organizational productivity, strengthened stakeholder relationships, and a stronger commitment to triple-bottom-line practices. Seeing a connection between education and sustainable urban development, Jonel completed a strategic business plan for a non-profit initiative dedicated to promoting youth development in Oakland by providing high school dropouts, between the age of 16 and 21 years of age, with access to employment, academic support, and business education.
Organic buckwheat/millet pillows with wool
Serenity Pillows are designed to give you a great night's sleep. They have a unique, soft, conforming box-shape that functions significantly better than traditional pillows to establish proper spinal alignment and provide steady, comfortable neck support. Their dual-chamber design combines the pliable support of organic buckwheat or millet hulls with a soft top layer of resilient Eco Wool*. The hulls in the bottom chamber mold effortlessly to your contours, cradling your head and neck in just the right position to maintain proper spinal alignment so you can glide into deep, natural sleep. The wool in the top chamber allows air to circulate around your head and neck and keeps you warmer in colder temperatures and cooler on hot summer nights.
Modern earth friendly photoframes and home accessories
DC based architect and designer Sergio Martinez handcrafts beautiful modern furniture and home accessories from recycled, scrap and FCS certified wood with eco friendly non toxic finishes.
Committed to providing authentic, safe, and environmentally respo...
Seventh Generation is committed to becoming the worlds most trusted brand of authentic, safe, and environmentally responsible products for a healthy home. Chlorine free products include diapers, baby wipes, feminine care products, as well as recycled paper products including bath and facial tissue, paper towels, plates and napkins. Non-toxic cleaning products include high-efficiency laundry detergent, liquid dish and dishwasher detergent, and kitchen and bathroom cleaners designed to clean without harsh chemicals. Seventh Generation was founded as a socially responsible business in 1988 and is headquartered in Burlington, Vermont. Products are sold in stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Gaiam.com.
Ingrid Severson is a Bay Area native and co-founder of Bay Localize where she served for three years as a Project Organizer and Steering Committee Member. Ingrid initiated the Rooftop Resources Project, a Bay Localize program that researches and advocates for the advancement of rainwater catchment, solar power, living roofs and edible roof gardens. She has led multiple design and installation workshops in the Bay Area region and is a certified Permaculture Designer, and an ARCSA Accredited Professional. She has also held a professional therapeutic massage practice for ten years. She currently works with DIG Cooperative as an Owner and blue-builder.
As a co-founder of LEAP (Land Empowerment Animals People), Angela Sevin has worked and volunteered in many capacities for a wide spectrum of social profit organizations as an organizer, outdoor educator, group leader, peer counselor and mentor. Angela encourages people from all walks of life to come together and share their hopes and desires as well as sorrow and despair about the condition of life here on our planet home. She has worked toward creating educational environments inclusive of social change ideals and activist principles balanced with collective wisdom and individual empowerment and as founder and co-director of The Green Life peer education class at San Quentin she manages a collaboration of solutionaries from inside and the outside. Angela’s commitment is to support communities that inspire and awaken our connection to the earth and each other by contributing to individual, community and global transformation.
Sevay - the art of caring
Sevya means caring through service; caring for humanity and for the environment we live in.Sevya is dedicated to preserving the indigenous art forms of India by supporting the artisan communities who uphold these traditions.All Sevya products are made with the finest natural fibers and materials. The revenue earned through marketing these products is used to fund need-based development programs throughout India, under the auspices of the All India Movement for Seva (www.aimforseva.org).Sevya works with artisans throughout India to enhance their production and marketing capacity and preserve the traditional and eco-friendly methods of handicraft production. Sevya buys handicrafts directly from the artisan communities and markets them in the U.S. and other countries. The handicrafts marketed through Sevya represent ancient art forms, and some products take several months to produce. These traditions stem from a culture that values inner leisure. Without this inner leisure, it is not possible to create these intricate and exquisite handicrafts. Sevya works to preserve these art forms as well as the culture that creates and sustains them.
Recycle almost anything into wearable art
The Sew-Opportunity provides individuals the opportunity that they may have not been able to provide themselves. All the tools, materials, assistance and inspiration required for the completion of design and fabrication of garments, home décor and textile creation are for use at the Sew-Op. The Sew-Op is a 501c (3) not-for-profit organization that is providing change in the world one stitch at a time by teaching local communities how to become sustainable through the resources available. The Sew-Op is designed to start up anywhere with minimal resources and become recognized by way of www.sew-op.net. Global awareness is achieved through the design of the web site, which in turn perpetuates education, community, recycling and sustainable living. Momentum created by the organization aims to support natives and minorities of the world through sensitive implementation methods that feed the people successful options of creation.
Executive Director of Plug in America, a coalition advocating the use of plugin vehicles, Sexton worked on General Motors EV1 program until its 2001 demise.
Since her arrival to
Estrella believes that working for Corporate Organizations should not stop us from empowering our communities, and we should use all tools available to educate and help them. “We can make a profit and at the same time help our community.”
As an Account Executive in Hoy, Estrella uses her expertise in Hispanic Market to plan advertising for clients and last quarter met 150% of her Sales goal, while at the same time, has brought new ideas to the organization to get more involved with our community, participating in Adopt a Beach project with Alliance for the Great Lakes, Organizational Challenge with Chicago Climate Action and Earth Day with Friends of the Parks.
Estrella is a NRDC member, CARE and PETA Supporter and has a Bachelors Degree in Communications from
Tim Sexton is the founder of The Sexton Company, which since 2003 has worked closely with the Philadelphia Eagles to create and implement one of the most comprehensive sustainability programs in the U.S. This program has become the gold standard of sustainability for sports and entertainment. Tim was Executive Producer of Live 8 - the largest music event in history, resulting in the G8 nations changing their policies on debt relief and HIV/AIDS treatment for all affected children in the world’s poorest countries. Tim was also a Producer of American Idol Gives Back, which raised $80Mn in a single night and received a special Emmy Governor’s Award. Tom is Co-Founder of E2 (Southern California) - the business voice of the Natural Resources Defense Council and is a board member of the Environmental Media Association. Tim was the creator of MTV’s Feel the Power and a director of Rock the Vote.
SF Station is San Francisco Bay Area's definitive online city guide to Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Food, Shopping, and Urban Living for 21 45 year old 'socially active' users.
SF Weekly is your free source for news, music, movies, restaurants, reviews, & events that take place in the beautiful San Francisco. We provide readers in the San Francisco Bay Area with award-winning news coverage and provocative coverage of arts and entertainment. Our audience is an active group of urban professionals that are as diverse as the city we cover. With a circulation of 65,000, the paper each week reaches 555,000 active, educated and affluent readers per month.
Dahlia Shaaban is a wellness consultant and the founder of BellySatva Holistic Health, a practice that integrates holistic health coaching, Thai yoga therapy, and yoga instruction to create sustainable paths to healing and wellness.
Shaberman is a wellestablished essayist and commentator with articles in a number of prominent publications including The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, National Public Radio, The Baltimore Sun, The Des Moines Register, VegNews, Vegetarian Times and Clean Sheets Erotica Magazine. His book of collected essays, The Vegan Monologues, was released in April 2009 by Apprentice House (Loyola University in Baltimore).
Kate Shackford is Executive Vice President overseeing business services for the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC), economic consultants to Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. Until recently, Ms. Shackford was Director for Energy and the Environment at BOEDC. The Borough President has established the Bronx Initiative for Energy and the Environment, which Kate also manages.
The Initiative has three grants programs and a no interest Environmental Revolving Loan Fund. Kate assists local businesses in becoming more environmentally friendly and energy efficient in making recommendations for improved technologies such as Photovoltaic Panel and Green Roof installation projects, and in applying to grant and loan programs currently offered through the BOEDC. Kate also manages the Green Jobs/Green New York Bronx Outreach Project, through which homeowners, small businesses and nonprofits receive free energy assessments and can obtain low interest financing for retrofits to lower their energy costs.
Prior to her tenure at BOEDC, Kate worked with Operation Crossroads Africa, recruiting young people for rural development projects in Africa and
Shaffer is the newly appointed president and CEO of RSF Social Finance (www.rsfsocialfinance.org). Prior to joining RSF, he served as executive director of the Business Alliance for Local, Living Economies (BALLE). He has over twelve years experience building social mission companies including Comet Skateboards, a designer and manufacturer of premium skateboarding products.
Shah is the local policy director for Green Jobs for All, a national organization dedicated to building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.
Shakhour is the director of Goodwill of Greater Washington.
Kemba Shakur, fondly referred to as the ""Tree Lady"", is the Founder and Director of Urban Releaf, an urban forestry nonprofit responsible for the planting and caring of an estimated 15,000 trees in low-income East Bay communities. During the 1990’s Kemba moved to West Oakland and was struck by the lack of greenery. She founded Urban Releaf 14 years ago, guiding it to success by abiding by two key principles - creating a more beautiful community where residents take pride in where they live and offering opportunities for at-risk youth and unemployed adults to gain marketable skills. Currently, Kemba is engaged in the 31st Green Street Research and Demonstration Project, an integration of tree planting, community outreach and the scientific benefits of trees as they relate to air, water, and energy. In addition, she is working on her autobiography as well as a children's book titled, "A Tree Grows in Oakland."
Anas “Andy” Shallal is an artist and social entrepreneur. He was born in Iraq and moved to Washington DC with his family in 1966.He is the founder of Busboys and Poets, a restaurant, bookstore, fair trade market and a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted. A space where art, culture and politics intentionally collide. A place to feed your body, mind and soul. Busboys and Poets is named after the great poet Langston Hughes, who was known as the busboy-poet. Since its inception Busboys and Poets has been a magnate for book talks, community gatherings, panel discussion and networking. Currently there are 4 Busboys and Poets in DC, MD and VA.In the summer of 2009, Shallal opened Eatonville Restaurant, a southern themed restaurant with artwork, murals and food that pays homage to Zora Neale Hurston. Shallal’s businesses are B Corporations that adhere to sustainable business practices. He has received numerous awards including the Mayor’s Arts Award, the Mayor’s Environmental Award.Shallal has founded or co-founded several peace and justice organizations and holds leadership positions in numerous others. He is the treasurer for the Institute for Policy Studies and a founding member of Think Local First DC, a local business association that promotes local entrepreneurship and sustainable business practices. He also sits on the board of several arts and peace organizations and continues to make his hometown of Washington DC a more livable community.
Sarah Shanley Hope is a leader in the movement for thriving, sustainable, and sovereign communities. As the Executive Director of Alliance for Climate Education (ACE), Shanley Hope leads a growing, national organization that works with high school students to understand, take action on and become leaders in local and community solutions to climate change. ACE has reached over 1.3 million students in mostly public schools across 23 US states since 2009. She also sits on the board of People’s Grocery, an organization reinventing the future of West Oakland through a combined program of urban agriculture, nutrition and enterprise development. She pulls from her diverse career experience – including driving growth at Green For All as Chief Development Officer, managing corporate brands and working for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. She grew up in Buffalo, New York and now lives with her husband Rob, three-year-old daughter Althea in Oakland, California.
- Exposed: the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s At Stake for American Power
Mark Schapiro is the editorial director of the Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco. He has written extensively on foreign affairs and his work has appeared in Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine and other publications, and he has reported stories for Frontline, NOW with Bill Moyers, and public radio's Marketplace. He is the author of Exposed: the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and Whats At Stake for American Power.
Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, LDN, is a Registered Dietitian (RD), as well as a culinary expert, who is dedicated to promoting and embracing the health benefits of a plant based diet for disease prevention, treatment, and optimal health. His passion for food and health began at the age of 13, while working in a restaurant/resort. He combined his passion for cooking and nutrition by earning an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Nutrition, both from Johnson & Wales University, in Providence, Rhode Island. He then earned a Master of Public Health, with a concentration in community nutrition, and completed The Dietetic Internship Program, both at Benedictine University, in Lisle, IL. Eric has extensive culinary arts training working in a wide variety of arenas. These include food production for specific diseases and all stages of the life cycle, working at resorts, fine catering, and even overseas in Ireland as a pastry chef. Eric Currently works full time as a clinical nutrition specialist at Block Medical Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment. In addition to working at The Block Center, Eric further promotes the benefits of a plant based diet by being a Nutrition Advisor for The Vegetarian Resource Group, owns his own private practice called Sharing Nutrition, and also conducts cooking classes and nutrition education as a Food for Life Instructor for The Cancer Project.
One of the biggest barriers to growing food in the city is access to land - despite the fact that many yards, lawns, and backyards have plenty of room to spare. Sharing Backyards links people with unused yard space with those looking for a place to grow food.
In 2002 Laura left a career as a research scientist to devote herself full time to training dogs. She owns and operates WOOFS! Dog Training Center - Arlington VA. WOOFS, offer more than 20 classes per week from Puppy Kindergarten to Agility, and Rally Obedience. Laura is obsessed with facilitating communication between owners and dogs and is always striving to find innovative ways to bridge the gap.
In her spare time she competes in agility with her border collies Pagan and Caleb, and spends time training her cockatoo Darwin.