Fair Trade Gifts From Around the World.
Ananya Studios offers quality jewelry and other products inspired by South and South East Asian traditions. We work with small producers in these regions to bring you the best products we can while paying them a fair price. The Sri Lankian designer helps craftspeople establish their own workshops in their village, offering employment to other villagers and providing them with a sustainable business. We hope you enjoy our products as much as we have enjoyed finding and bringing them to you.
Chef Manuel Anaya is one of the three chefs at top-rated Los Angeles-based Mexican restaurant "Taqueria Los Anaya" in the Mid-City district.
Manuel's father owned a taqueria in Guadalajara, Jalisco where he was raised, and Manuel and his siblings helped his father's restaurant to become a great success. When Manuel came to the United States in 1988, he soon became a dishwasher at the Ivy Restaurant in Los Angeles to make ends meet. In the back of his mind, he knew all along that he wanted to pursue his dream of opening and running his own restaurant.
Manuel soon opened a few restaurants in Los Angeles, and in 2012 decided to partner with his brother's Gerardo Anaya, Juan C. Anaya, on what they hoped would be the best Taqueria in Los Angeles. Their dream has come true, as the Taqueria Los Anaya has became one of the top-rated Mexican restaurants in L.A.
Manuel and his brothers also do catering with both Caribbean and Mexican food, and have catered for such famous clients as Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, Halle Berry, Madonna, Kanye West, Sony Studios, and many others.
Introducing Wildbar! a truly delicious raw, superfood bar.
Ancient Sun Nutrition offers the highest quality raw, organic, kosher superfood health solutions. ASNI brands include new raw chocolate! Wildbar, Crystal Manna and Blue Manna blue-green algae products, Digestive Enzymes Plus, and Himalayan Salt.
Jesús Andrade is a first generation, U.S-Latino from California’s Central Valley. He completed his undergrad education at the California State University at Sacramento, where he served as student body president his final year and earned a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy-Applied Ethics & Law.
Before graduating from Cal State Sacramento, Jesús was awarded a Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship and spent the following year at the State Capitol working on public infrastructure, budget finance, and education policy. Soon after, Jesús went to work as a field organizer for the 2008 Obama Campaign.
As an organizer, Jesús assisted with the campaign’s Latino voter outreach strategy in southern Colorado. The invaluable experience taught Jesús about electoral campaigns and politics through the campaign’s unique organizing structure. Skills gained were further honed at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) where Jesús worked as a statewide Field & Campaign Organizer in California. In this capacity, Jesús was tasked with fostering relationships with affiliated organizations to build a stronger NCLR presence at the state and local level. Further initiatives included NCLR’s national immigration and healthcare reform campaigns, as well as the Boycott Arizona campaign.
Jesús recently transitioned to the Community Coalition – a South LA-based organizing institution founded by Representative Karen Bass. His organizing portfolio consists of leading the organizing work around the Coalition’s Food Apartheid campaign and coordinating their civic engagement efforts on reforming tax and fiscal policy at the state level.
Jesús Andrade is married with three sons, and lives in South Los Angeles.
Andrea Robinson is the Founder and Director of ARC Sustainability, a Los Angeles-based environmental and corporate social responsibility consulting firm. ARC specializes in designing and implementing sustainability programs for high-profile productions, movie studios, conventions, corporations, live events, concerts, hotels, residences and non-governmental organizations. ARC Sustainability produces measurable results in energy efficiency, water conservation, waste diversion, building retrofits, transportation minimization, supply chain productivity, food and beverage sourcing, greenhouse gas emission reductions and advises on carbon offset frameworks. In 2007 and 2008, Andrea served as the first-ever Director of Sustainability & Greening for the 2008 Democratic National Convention held in Denver, Colorado. Andrea was responsible for designing, managing, implementing, measuring and messaging the comprehensive sustainability efforts and carbon footprint for the Convention. In an effort to raise awareness and cultivate a long-term legacy of sustainability, she produced, wrote and hosted numerous educational green webisodes. The 2008 Democratic National Convention is considered to be the most sustainable political convention in modern American history.
- Less is More: Embracing Simplicity for a Healthy Planet, a Caring Economy and Lasting Happiness Publisher: New Society Publishers (2009)
- Slow is Beautiful: New Visions of Community, Leisure and Joie de Vivre Publisher: New Society (2006)
- The Circle of Simplicity: Return to the Good Life Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (1998)
Cecile Andrews, author of three books: "Less is More," "Slow is Beautiful," and "Circle of Simplicity," has her doctorate in education from Stanford and is active in the Seattle Area Happiness Initiative, Sustainable Greenwood Phinney and the Transition Town movement. She teaches this class for the Stanford Health Improvement Program.
Upcycled cedar garden goods
Upcycled cedar garden goods.
AnewAmerica assists new Americans-new citizens, immigrants, and refugees-to start their own business by providing entrepreneur training and additional support from our Green Certification program. AnewAmerica’s goal is to educate and encourage entrepreneurs to adopt green sustainable business practices that facilitate a healthy environment, strong community, and a vibrant economy
Small Scale Wind Turbine Dealer: Residential/Commercial
We are a renewable energy dealer and installer specializing in small scale wind generators for the home or business. We carry a diverse range of products from 200 watts to 100 Kilowatts. Whether you are looking for a wind turbine for your sail boat/RV or would like to produce your own electricty in your backyard, we can help you out. We are a dealer for Southwest Windpower products including the skystream 3.7 residential wind generator. We are the exclusive dealer for the Mariah Power Windspire in the state of Illinois. We also Service Western Indiana and Southern Wisconsin. We carry many other turbine lines including Bergey, Abundant Renewable Energy, Ventera, Enetegrity, and Northern Power. Please feel free to visit our website for more information. We are the installer of the World's First Windpowered Movie Theatre which is located in Illinois!
In 1999, the Learning Center was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization and a partner to the Angelic Organics CSA.Since then we've become a regional leader helping urban and rural people build local food systems. We transform Angelic Organics into a living classroom for hundreds of kids, adults, and families each year. Graduates of our training programs now lead dozens of new local farms. And from urban gardens to farmers' markets, we're preparing leaders in Chicago and Rockford to make positive food system changes in their communities.
Mark Anielski is the author of The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth, which was published in June 2007 by New Society Publishers. Mark is a wellbeing economist, entrepreneur, professor and president of Anielski Management Inc. which specializes in measuring quality of life and sustainable wellbeing. In the 2004, Adbusters magazine recognized Mark as a rising star amongst international progressive economists. He has pioneered natural capital accounting in Canada and alternative measures of economic progress, including the US Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) and the Alberta GPI Sustainable Wellbeing measurement system. For 14 years he served as senior economic policy advisor to the Alberta Government. He is currently advising the Chinese government on greening GDP accounting. Mark teaches corporate social responsibility at the School of Business, University of Alberta and has taught ecological economics at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute near Seattle. Mark is the pastPresident of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics and a Senior Fellow with the Oaklandbased economic thinktank Redefining Progress. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with his young family.
Animal Welfare Approved audits and certifies family farms.
The Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) program audits and certifies family farms. Our farmers raise animals outdoors on pasture or range in accordance with the highest animal care requirements in the nation. AWA is a philosophy of respect that provides animals with the environment, housing and diet needed to engage in instinctive behaviors thereby promoting health and well-being. Look for this label on eggs, dairy and meat products.
Non-profit dedicated to eliminating animal suffering.
Horses brutally butchered for sale abroad. Dogs and cats stolen for experimentation. Wildlife caught in brutal traps. Farm animals confined in coffin-like crates. Majestic whales slaughtered at sea. The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) works around the world and on Capitol Hill to address these issues and other forms of animal suffering. Founded in 1951, our mission is to eliminate pain and fear inflicted on animals by humans.
Animal holistic health care and lifestyle products
An eco-conscious company offering holistic health care and lifestyle products for animals - and their people...DVDs, CDs, books, toys, treats, 100% recycled paper notecards, collars, leashes and many more! Home of the Bodywork for Dogs and Intuitive Touch(TM) with Horses videos. Exclusive distributor of Dr. Shawn's Pet Organics(TM) USDA Certified Organic Shampoos.
100 % organic cotton handbags printed with vibrant low impact die...
100 % organic cotton handbags printed with vibrant low impact dies.
beautiful & sustainable women's accessories from Peru
Inspired by Peru's traditional embroidery techniques, annie O. works directly with a women's cooperative to create a beautiful collection of handbags, belts, and other accessories.
100% Hemp Western Shirts and Wedding Dresses: Designed, sourced and made in Colorado. Annies serious passion for the outdoors, adventuresome traveling, and twenty years of design experience creates great looks, comfort and durability. In pay it forward style, 10% of profits funds Annies art based, international ocean conservation organization.
Annies Homegrown is the leading brand of pasta meals, snacks and cereals for conscientious families. Classic mac & cheese, bunny shaped crackers, fruits snacks and more are made with only all natural and organic ingredients theres nothing artificial in Annies. Annies encourages everyone to eat and act responsibly.
Annies Homegrown is the leading brand of pasta meals, snacks and cereals for conscientious families. Classic mac & cheese, bunny shaped crackers, fruits snacks and more are made with only all natural and organic ingredients theres nothing artificial in Annies. Annies encourages everyone to eat and act responsibly.Social Media:www.facebook.com/annieshomegrown@annieshomegrown
Rebecca Ansert, Founder & Principal of Green Public Art, is an art consultant interested in how public art incorporates sustainable strategies, demonstrates green processes and utilizes green design, materials, theories and techniques. Green Public Art is her Los Angeles-based consultancy that was founded in 2009 in an effort to advance the conversation of public art’s role in green building. The consultancy teams with public agencies, artists, architects, and urban developers in the United States and abroad, to increase the aesthetic appeal of new construction with site-specific green public art. The consultancy also specializes in the integration of public art into green building projects and provides comprehensive project management services for both public and private spaces including conceptual programming, artist and material selection, community engagement strategies, as well as oversight of fabrication, installation and maintenance of artworks.
- Breakthrough Communities: Sustainability and Justice in the Next American Metropolis
Carl Anthony, founder of Breakthrough Communities, has served as Acting Director of the Community and Resource Development Unit at the Ford Foundation; he is responsible for the Foundation's worldwide programs in fields of Environment and Development, and Community Development. He directed the Foundation's Sustainable Metropolitan Communities Initiative and the Regional Equity Demonstration in the United States. Carl funded the national Conversation on Regional Equity (CORE), a dialogue of national policy analysts and advocates for new metropolitan racial justice strategies. He was Founder and, for 12 years, Executive Director of the Urban Habitat Program in the San Francisco Bay Area. With his colleague Luke Cole at the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, he founded and published the Race, Poverty and the Environment Journal, the only environmental justice periodical in the United States. He has a professional degree in architecture from Columbia University. In 1996, he was appointed Fellow at the Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Antioch University Los Angeles is a place where individual spirit thrives, and collective experience has the power to transform. With more than 6,000 distinguished alumni, AULA has served the diverse communities of greater Los Angeles since 1972. Our core values of social justice, service to community, and lifelong learning comprise the heart of our BA degree completion program and masters degree programs in organizational management, education, psychology, creative writing, and our unique, new low-residency program in urban sustainability.
Antioch University New England offers practice-oriented, values-based graduate study that is distinctive, socially relevant, academically rigorous, and maintains a focus on sustainability. All master's degree, doctoral degree, and certificate programs adhere to a fundamental mission tenet: awareness and responsiveness to our communities' problems and needs. Graduate degrees are offered in five disciplines with master's degrees in applied psychology, education (including a master's in educating for sustainability), environmental studies, and management (including an accelerated and a weekend MBA in sustainability), and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, and environmental studies. The integration of internships with academic study is a fundamental aspect of all programs. Programs balance the academic with the experiential, and action with reflection.Antioch University New England School is located in Keene, New Hampshire, a vibrant community with well-developed social, educational, and recreational resources for individuals and families alike.
Sustainability-focused graduate and B.A. completion programs
Antioch University Seattle offers sustainability-focused graduate and B.A. completion programs to help you make the world a better place - no matter where you live, work or play.
Olive Oil Soaps and Natural Bath Products
At Antiochia Natural Bath Products, we use the finest ingredients and traditional artisan methods from Antiochia, Turkey to create all-natural bath and body products. Every single piece is hand-made by artisans as it has been for hundreds of years; non-reliant on high energy consuming production processes.
Birthed in Colombia and bred in the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland-based foursome Antioquia makes music that inspires raucous dancing and deep listening. With influences ranging from Mahavishnu Orchestra to AfroColombian songstress Toto La Mompasina and traditional music from West Africa, Antioquia’s primary mission is to unite humans in the healing act of dance. Their earnest let-it-all-hang-out stage presence encourages the same from the audience, creating a feedback loop that builds momentum as standers-by are sucked into the dance floor.
A secondary mission is to do all this while contributing to positive social movements. In September 2008, the band launched their Post Peak Oil Rock Project, which aims to “wean their music off fossil fuels,” from using waste veggie oil and bicycle touring technologies to tracking and reducing their use of plastic. From touring to merchandise, Antioquia is making every effort to be a part of the solution.
Dan Apfel, Executive Director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition (REC), is an experienced advocate for social, environmental and financial justice. Dan is a leading voice for responsible investing by colleges and universities and the need for them to rethink the essence of their economic relationships and invest more to support their local communities. Prior to joining the REC Dan served as a Program Officer at the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, where he worked with credit unions serving diverse low- and moderate-income communities around the country and co-administered the New York State Coalition of Community Development Financial Institutions. Dan holds a B.A. from the University of Rochester where he first started questioning the role of college endowments.
Dan's work has been included in Forbes, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Huffington Post, Terra Verde Radio among others. He is passionate about creating democratic institutions that serve their communities. He loves the outdoors, and aside from changing the way the world invests its money, Dan dreams of sailing around the globe.
Apollo is the founder and executive director of Access Granted, a company designed to provide advanced technology, ecology, and bodymind education in urban locations worldwide.
Apollo Spas the largest spa retailer in the Northwest and US largest dealer of the top rated and most energy efficient spa in the World. Arctic Spas engineered for the Worlds harshest climates is also the most green spa on the market. Cabinets made from a renewable resource and completely recyclable. Castcore covers engineered to last 7+ years, rather than the normal 2 yrs reduces landfill waste. Fully upgradable at anytime and over engineered make this a spa that will last decades, rather than the typical 6-7 years reducing landfill waste. Onzen uses natural Dead Sea salt to sanitize rather than chemicals and reduces water usage by half.
Appalatch is a heritage inspired, responsibly priced outdoor apparel company located in Asheville, NC. Made in the USA, our clothes honors the Blue Ridge Mountain lifestyle and can only be found online at www.appalatch.com.
Emily Appel is a 4th grade teacher, currently working at E.L. Haynes, a public charter school in Washington, D.C., and has been teaching in the District of Columbia for five years. Born in Dover, Delaware, Emily went to school in South Carolina at Winthrop University, where she earned a bachelor's in political science. She attended American University for her master's in elementary education. Emily has also coached soccer through the DC Scores program.
A is for Apple Park where the Picnic Pals play and the apples grow in the shape of hearts. The naturally hypoallergenic plush toys and accessories are handmade with love and 100% organic cotton, natural silk and sustainable corn, hemp and recycled materials. They are made in a GOTS certified organic factory.
Philanthropic organization serving homeless people & pets.
Rain barrels designed by a person that actually uses their rain barrel for rain water containment.Rain Barrels from 30 to 214 gallons. Rain Barrel Kits for the Do-It-Yourself'er.Check out the Aquabarrel website for new and exciting rain water diversion and containment products."Save the Baby Rain Drops" ™
The Greener Choice to Burial or Flame Cremation
Flameless Cremation offers families the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to the environment on behalf of their loved one by making a decision that saves energy and reduces pollution.
The process uses WATER instead of fire to bring the body back to the eco-system, for a truly green process
- Uses 85% less energy than a traditional flame cremation
- Medical implants, which melt in cremation or are lost due to burial, are not affected and are recycled
- No burning of caskets or fossil fuels
No mercury pollution released from dental fillings
The carbon footprint is less than 1/10 of a flame cremation
No trees cut down for caskets or for burial land
- Ashes returned to the family
Our team of EcoBrokers can help you find homes that are healthier and more efficient. When selling your home we are often able to make inexpensive suggestions that improve your homes performance and help it stand out from the crowd. Arbour Realty operates as an eco-friendly business. Ask us how.
Joshua Arce began his community advocacy work as a civil rights attorney before founding Brightline Defense Project in late 2005. Since early 2007, Mr. Arce and Brightline have focused their efforts on achieving quality of life improvements in vulnerable communities such as Bayview-Hunters Point in Southeast San Francisco. In 2010, Arce was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to the Citizens Committee on Community Development to advise the City and County of San Francisco on workforce development and affordable housing policy. Mr. Arce is a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and received a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles. Mr. Arce founded Brightline with the proceeds of an anti-Latino employment discrimination settlement with a national mortgage lender.
Chicago's Alternative Design School
Archeworks is Chicago's Alternative Design School where students apply their professional skills to create innovative, resourceful solutions for social and environmental concerns. Multidisciplinary teams work with community partners on projects that address major 21st century urban challenges. The program emphasizes hands-on, collaborative problem-solving and requires a nine-month, part-time evening commitment. Archeworks also offers a public lecture series and several exciting publications exploring urbanism, socially responsible design, and theory. First application deadline for the 2009-10 program, beginning in September 09, is May 29, 2009.Founded in 1994 on the premise that good design should serve everyone, Archeworks calls for education, recognition, and promotion of creative design for all sections of our society, particularly in the areas where innovation will have the greatest impact - those which are underserved and underfunded. Archeworks students have completed over 40 projects focusing on universal design, sustainability, urban agriculture and ecology, elementary school education, neighborhoods with limited resources, micro-enterprises for women and minorities, and other community-based needs in the urban environment.
Comfort. Health. Savings. Right at Home.
Ardently Green takes a passionately green, whole house approach to making your home more comfortable, healthy, energy efficient and truly earth-friendly. From independent energy audits to cost-effective and sustainable energy solutions including air sealing, insulation, windows, doors and siding, to our NARI Green Certified Professionals and installation experts, we are the Capital Region's Green Home & Remodeling Experts.Let Ardently Green show you the difference you can make. Earthwise and Moneywise.Visit our website at ArdentlyGreen.com or call 703.421.1799 for more information.
- Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America (Scribner, 2012)
- Ask a Mexican (Scribner, 2008)
- Orange County: A Personal History (Scribner, 2010)
Gustavo Arellano is the editor of OC Weekly, an alternative newspaper in Orange County, California, author of Orange County: A Personal History and Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, and lecturer with the Chicana and Chicano Studies department at California State University, Fullerton. He writes “¡Ask a Mexican!,” a nationally syndicated column in which he answers any and all questions about America’s spiciest and largest minority. The column has a weekly circulation of over 2 million in 39 newspapers across the United States, won the 2006 and 2008 Association of Alternative Weeklies award for Best Column, and was published in book form by Scribner Press in May 2007. Arellano has been the subject of press coverage in national and international newspapers, The Today Show, Hannity, Nightline, Good Morning America, and The Colbert Report, and his commentaries regularly appear on Marketplace and the Los Angeles Times. Gustavo is the recipient of the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2007 President’s Award and an Impacto Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and was recognized by the California Latino Legislative Caucus with a 2008 Spirit Award for his “exceptional vision, creativity, and work ethic.” Gustavo is a lifelong resident of Orange County and is the proud son of two Mexican immigrants, one whom was illegal.
Arena Stage presents R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER: THE HISTORY (and Myst...
This Spring, Arena Stage presents R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE written and directed by D.W. Jacobs, from the life, work and writings of R. Buckminster Fuller from May 28 - July 4, 2010.Does humanity have a chance to survive on Spaceship Earth? Explore this question with Renaissance man R. Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome. Join us for an unforgettable journey inside one of the most remarkable minds of the 20th century in a dazzling, virtuoso multimedia performance. A hero of the green movement, Bucky framed many of the great environmental ideas of his time and ours. This is your chance to get to know the man and his world-saving mission in a play "as startlingly funny as it is intellectually stimulating" (San Francisco Examiner). It may not only change your life but the life of our planet as well.Founded in 1950 by Zelda Fichandler, Thomas Fichandler and Edward Mangum, Arena Stage was one of the nation's original resident theaters, and has a distinguished record of leadership and innovation in the field. With the opening of the new Mead Center for American Theater in 2010, Arena Stage will have emerged as a leading center for the production, development and study of the American theater. Now in its sixth decade, Arena Stage serves a diverse annual audience of more than 200,000.
David has lived in housing cooperatives for about 8 years. He began his love of cooperatives in college at the Sherwood Cooperative in Seattle and later moved into the Stone Soup Cooperative - Ashland House (committed to Social Justice and Joy) in Chicago. He has given presentations about the consensus process to various cooperative houses throughout Chicago and for the last two years at the Annual Chicago Cooperative Gathering. He works as a cartographer for Cook County.
Arganica means eating fresh, local, sustainable foods everyday. Simplify life via our online ordering and home delivery of the regions largest collection of local, green, wild-gathered sustainable foods. Limit your footprint with Arganicas reusable wooden crates, glass bottles and compost pickup.
David Arkin, AIA, has taught and lectured on the subject of ecological design for more than 12 years. He is a board member of the Solar Living Institute (SLI) and a founding member of the California Straw Building Association (CASBA).
Specializing in passive solar design, Arkin Tilt Architects has worked extensively with green construction systems such as strawbale and rammed earth, renewable energy systems, and salvaged and recycled materials. Winners of many awards for their work in sustainable design, David and his wife and partner Anni Tilt live with their two children in a 100yearold solar and windpowered home in Albany, CA.
- Sustainable Cities: Concepts and Strategies for Eco-City Development
- Cooperative Housing Compendium: Resources for Collaborative Living
Lois Arkin lives and works in the Los Angeles Eco-Village, which she founded in 1993. She is the Executive Director of CRSP, a nonprofit organization she founded in 1980. Co-author and editor of two books on urban sustainability and cooperatives, she represents the Western U.S. on the Council of the Ecovillage Network of the Americas, and is a board member of the Global Village Institute.
A way to do green on any roof
A negative carbon foot print green roof. This roof will last 900 years, it does not have roofing on it, it is light weight and can go on any house.
Organic dry fruit make-up, scrub, mask; & cream
Mineral Makeup? No. Fruit Makeup!Scrub and Mask, 3-n-1. Made of dry ingredients in a glass sustainable packaging which lasts forever! 5 for different skin types: CAROB-normal, RASPBERRY-dry, CITRUS-oily, STRAWBERRY-aging/spots, GINGER- detox. All smell extravangantly delicious and are good enough to eat!They contain yogurt, honey, eggwhites, buttermilk,coconut, fruit and more.Apply a scrub using SOME drops of L'ORganique Serum13(mandarin, grapefruit, orange, keylime, lemon etc). Make a mask using water or any liquid such as cranberry/orange juice; or apply dry for a foundation or blush! Make lipstick using L'ORganique's day cream/gel.L'ORganique's day and night cream are so lucious and thick a little goes a long way (see for yourself putting the container upside down!)They both give a mild sunscreen protection, and stay on even under water! These 8 facial products are mostly 100% organic approved by the USDA, OTA & COOP AMERICA. Indulge in L'ORganique its worth the experience!
Aroneanu is a cofounder of 350.org, where he serves as the youth programs director, Africa / Middle East organizer, and the creative media coordinator.
Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez are the co-founders of Back to the Roots, an urban mushroom farm in Oakland, California, growing gourmet mushrooms and mushroom kits sustainably on 100% recycled coffee grounds. Offers in hand, they were headed into the corporate world during their last semester at UC Berkeley in 2009 when they came across this idea in class a few months before graduation, fell in love with the waste-to-food model and decided to forego careers in investment banking and consulting to become full-time urban mushroom farmers! Back to the Roots diverted over 1 million pounds of coffee ground waste from Peet’s Coffee in 2011, has grown its team to 31 people, and now sells its Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Gardens at more than 1,500 retailers nationwide, including Whole Foods and Home Depot. Back to the Roots has been recognized in Forbes’ 30 Under 30, BusinessWeek’s Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25, and CNN’s 10 Next Gen Entrepreneurs. Alejandro and Nikhil are working to build a movement that can connect everyone with their food again—green thumb or not!
Arrindell is one of the founders of Damascus Citizens for Sustainability. A professional artist, she has a Degree in BioEngineering from Columbia University, and a lifelong interest in sustainable and renewable energy sources and the environmental effects of human activities. Bio engineering is the place where biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics meet.
Maria G. Arroyo is native to Southern California. She currently works with Catholic
Relief Services (CRS), based in San Diego, where she helps raise awareness andengagement on global solidarity with Economic Justice and Fair Trade (FT) as one ofthe core programs. She has traveled to Chiapas, Mexico each year since 2009, whereshe’s collaborated with Maya Vinic coffee cooperative. Maria actively supports localFT events and capacity building. She is on the University of San Diego’s FT committeeand sits on the board of FT San Diego. Maria holds an M.A. in Pastoral Care andCounseling with electives in Peace and Justice from the University of San Diego, andan M.A. in Theological Studies from Loyola Marymount University.
Resort Style Living with a Green Living Lifestyle
Art of Living City is a beautiful resort-style community designed on the principles of Vastu, Feng Shui, Green Design and Sustainable Development.Live in a spiritually energized surrounding amidst 300 year-old Oak trees, Golf Course and recreational activities for all ages.Amenities at this resort community will include:- Meditation & Yoga Retreat- Ayurvedic Spa & Wellness Center- Walking & Biking Nature Trails- Swimming Pools and Water Slides- Tennis & Badminton Courts- Access to Golf Course & Clubhouse- Organic Restaurant & Grocery Store- Lake & Open Air AmphitheatreThe project site is located close some of the world's best beaches of Panama City in Florida.
Founded in 2006 in Los Angeles by Master Tea Blender, Steve Schwartz, Art of Tea is a leading purveyor of organic and specialty teas. Art of Tea sources the world’s finest organic teas and botanicals directly from growers. Each of their over 200 teas are hand blended and hand packed “to order” in their Los Angeles based facility and are directly distributed to cafes and restaurants who share in their vision for delivering the highest quality tea experience possible.
Offering minimal-impact, maximum-enjoyment whitewater rafting vacations on the great rivers of the west. We are a non-profit corporation promoting the enjoyment, appreciation and protection of wild rivers and canyons. Our style is informal, our guests are fun and our guides are extraordinary. Join us for an unforgettable (and green) vacation.
After thirtyfive years of marriage, working, and raising two children, I realized something drastic had happened to the world that was not good for my future grandchildren. The philosophy of EcoBirth arose from my desire to take responsibility for what happened during my watch and to try to prevent further poisoning of our earth, women and babies. I am leveraging my career with startups in software, advertising and the beginning of the internet to launch EcoBirth which cherishes Mother Earth as a means of protecting our mother's wombs, our baby's births and our children's futures.
EcoBirth, on a grassroots level, endeavors to change our culture's perception of the system that affects the health of future generations. Women can personally affect a quality improvement in the human species by enabling their bodies to be safe and clean first environments for their babies. EcoBirth wants to empower women to make good decisions about how they treat their homeEarth, their own bodies and their child's birth experience. We uniquely include the birth experience, the universal life event, as a pivotal part of the understanding of the ecology of life. We want to protect our children by ensuring that there are no more toxins in our bodies or in our developing babies. We want our babies born in a caring, natural way and raised in a safe, nontoxic world.
I am a 6th generation Californian, graduate of UC Berkeley and joyously live in the best place in the world
Carmen has worked in fashion for nearly 20 years, most recently in sustainable design, consulting, and sourcing. Working in India in 1999 with artisan communities reviving endangered crafts and later developing a yoga line using certified organic cotton and natural dyes exposed her to the challenges of developing sustainable products. She currently teaches Ethical Fashion at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons New School of Design in New York, and she dedicates her time to reevaluating the human and environmental cost of products, advocating for craftsmanship, and redefining “made-in” and “made-by”.
Hemp for the Earth + Art for your soul.
Original artwork "Green" printed on Hemp paper, made into greeting cards!
Hemp paper for the planet, to save the trees, and all beings. Art for your soul. Send greetings of Peace and Love, use hemp paper and support the American Hemp industry.
Hemp can replace trees as a paper source, reducing water pollution and preventing deforestation. As it is grown, the air is cleaned, the Earth detoxified of heavy metals, pesticides / other toxins, and many more benefits for all living beings..
Come to booth and learn about hemp paper and why it's so great. Stop by for meditation and inspiration, Love and Light.
Artisana manufactures and provides the finest Raw and Organic Nut and Seed Butters and Coconut Oil on the planet. Come visit our booth at GreenFest and get a taste of the amazing goodness we have to offer... Coconut Butter, Almond Butter, Cashew Butter and many more tasty raw creations! Raw life energy from Sun... to Plant... to YOU!
Eco-friendly, archival-quality calendars featuring nostalgic imag...
Eco-friendly, archival-quality calendars featuring nostalgic images.
Asha carries eco-friendly, fairly traded accessories from Asia.
Asha carries eco-friendly, fairly traded products from Asia. The items range from recycled accessories such as purses and jewelry to fairly traded jute totes made by marginalized women in India.
Jerry "EVJerry" Asher's expansive career includes: Army Training Developer, History/US Government-contracted College Instructor for the
Service to the Nation remains a mission but now involves actively transforming America into a greener, cleaner, more sustainable world with Plug-ins, whether plug-in hybrids or pure electric vehicles--in order to see America once more energy independent. Since 2001, EVJerry has been serving as a Board Member of the Electric Auto Association (EAA) and and a member since 1995.
One Prius adventure--the “Spirit of DC” Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around America with a PluginSupply PHEV kit with a 4kWh lead acid battery pack was completed in April 2009. Another PHEV All Around Arizona with a PluginSupply BIG KAHUNA kit with 10kWh Li-ion pack springs anew!
Before being hired as coordinator of the Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative (TFPWI) in July of 2010, Ashlea interned with the Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) with a focus on developing the Trash Free Potomac Facility program. In 2009, she was a material resource sustainability intern with the D.C. Department of Public Works' Office of Recycling. Ashlea received her B.A. from George Mason University where she was on the Sustainability Council and an intern with the GMU Office of Sustainability from June of 2008 to December of 2009.Before being hired as coordinator of the Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative (TFPWI) in July of 2010, Ashlea interned with the Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) with a focus on developing the Trash Free Potomac Facility program. In 2009, she was a material resource sustainability intern with the D.C. Department of Public Works' Office of Recycling. Ashlea received her B.A. from George Mason University where she was on the Sustainability Council and an intern with the GMU Office of Sustainability from June of 2008 to December of 2009.
DeKoven Ashley's background is focused on built environment issues, making 'space' have a sense of 'place.' Ashley's professional experience includes national and municipal policy advocacy, innovated design-build development as well as fieldwork in community organization and disaster recovery. For ThrdPlace, Ashley's work includes business development, product development and community engagement. He is a graduate of Tulane University, UCLA MA in Urban Planning Alum and is a urban designer, product developer and community organizer.