Supporting Locally Owned Businesses in Chicago
Local First Chicago provides marketing support, advocacy, and technical assistance for Chicago's locally owned, independent businesses, thus preserving and fostering jobs, economic vitality, environmental sustainability, quality of life, and the unique character of Chicago's neighborhoods. Key programs include consumer education; area-wide marketing; providing linkages between locally owned, independent businesses and agencies for technical assistance and other local businesses; promotion of economically and environmentally sustainable business practices; and advocacy for local-friendly public policy.
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The Local Food Project at Airlie is a 3- acre demonstration organic garden and outreach project that provides vegetables & herbs year-round to Airlie Center guests while offering hands-on workshops & training opportunities in sustainable food production. To learn more about upcoming LFP events please visit our website- www.airlie.org
Making a conscious effort to reduce the distance our food travels before consumption. "good food, made for local folks, by local folks"
Frank Locantore directs the Better Paper Project (www.BetterPaper.org) for Green America, and assists magazine publishers’ efforts to create and implement environmentally responsible paper use practice that help the magazines’ brand while protecting the environment. Better Paper uses a cooperative approach that combines direct publisher assistance with positive promotions through the Aveda Environmental Awards for Magazines, and bookstore promotions at Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, Amazon.com, and airport and independent bookstores. Locantore and the Better Paper Project demonstrate that high-quality and cost-competitive environmental papers are available for magazines and have been cited by journalists from such varied publications as the New York Times, Folio: magazine, E magazine, Publishing Executive, CNN/Fortune, AdAge, PBS’s Media Shift, Grist, and Ecorazzi among other TV, radio, and print stories.
Jill K. Locantore, AICP, is a Planning Communications Specialist at the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), a regional planning agency. DRCOG works to protect and enhance the quality of life in the Denver region by fostering collaboration among more than 50 county and municipal governments. Ms. Locantores work focuses on raising awareness of the challenges and opportunities facing the Denver region as it plans for the future, and providing stakeholders meaningful opportunities to participate in the regional planning process. Previously, she worked as a transportation planner for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments in Washington, DC, and as a communications specialist for the National Academy of Sciences. She has a masters degree in community planning from the University of Maryland and a masters degree in cognitive psychology from the University of Toronto. A Colorado native, Ms. Locantore has lived in great cities all over the world, and now resides in Denver with her husband Frank and their dogs Stella and Schofield.
Peter Locke is a Cofounder and Managing Director of TerraLocke Sustainability Consultants, a business consulting company that integrates sustainability concepts into an organization's strategy and operations.
In addition to his work on various business, nonprofit, and public sector sustainability focused projects, Locke is also involved in public policy and green school's efforts in the Chicagoland area.
He chairs the Chicago Sustainability Business Alliance's (CSBA) Public Policy Committee and is the Public Policy Liaison for the CSBA to the City of Chicago. As liaison he participates on three City of Chicago sustainabilityfocused task forces: Chicago Green Business Certification Standard; Green Retail; and CoDelivery. Locke is also working to bring Property Assessed Clean Energy financing, which his 2010 Green Festival talk discusses, to the state of Illinois.
Locke also chairs the Edgewater Community Council's Green School's Committee, is a member of the Chicago Public School's Environmental Action Plan task force, and participates on two CPS school green teams.
He holds Greenhouse Gas Inventory Quantifier, LEED AP, and RESNET Energy Rater certifications. He is also working with the Village of Schaumburg and Home Services and Consulting to conduct ~120 home energy audits.
Locke regularly speaks on a range of sustainability topics including presentations for Green Festival, International Council of Shopping Centers, Chicago Center for Green Technology, Uncommon Ground, Loyola University, and Columbia College.
- Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in Challenging Times
- The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen’s Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear
- Generation at the Crossroads: Apathy & Action on the American Campus
- Nuclear Culture
- Hope in Hard Times
How do we keep working for change in these difficult times, and overcome our political demoralization and frustration? Loeb has spent thirtyfive years researching and writing about citizen responsibility and empowermentasking what makes some people choose lives of social commitment, while others abstain. With over a hundred thousand copies in print, Loeb's Soul of a Citizen has become a classic handbook for budding activists, veteran organizers, and anyone who wants to make their voices heard and actions count. It's inspired thousands of citizens as an antidote to powerlessness and despair. Eleven years after Soul's original publication, St Martin's has published a wholly updated new edition addressing the challenges and opportunities of our very different time. Loeb is also the author of The Impossible Will Take a Little While, which was named the #3 political book of 2004 by the History Channel and the American Book Association.
Loeb is also the author of three other books including Soul of a Citizen (St Martin's Press), and The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear (Basic Books, August 2004). The History Channel and American Book Association named The Impossible the #3 political book of 2004. Loeb has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Utne Reader, Mother Jones, Psychology Today, The Nation, Christian Science Monitor, and Mother Earth News. Loeb has been interviewed on CNN, NPR, CSPAN, Pacifica, NBC news, the BBC, and national German, Australian, and Canadian radio. Loeb lectures at colleges and conferences nationwide.
Janet has worked at the cafe for two years. Over this time, she overcame a past of gang involvement and has gained skills in the kitchen and in the mini-farms. She is a talented young woman and loving mother to her daughter.
Based in Chicago, Loft 312 designs eco-savvy products for you and your pooch.
Featuring the GreenLine poop bags, the first Landfill Biodegradable poop bag on the market. The dirty truth is not all biodegradable poop bags are created equal.
Designed with cutting edge technology, GreenLine is designed to completely biodegrade in an anaerobic environment (a.k.a landfill). Independantly tested for authenticity and performance, this poop bag takes care of "business."
Maurice is working with several cocoa cooperatives in the
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This eco-chic baby and nursing boutique run by a mom-on-the-go and is the perfect one-stop-shop for moms raising healthy green babies. We carry unique gift sets, hand-embellished baby and toddler clothing, furniture, toys, skincare - everything fair trade and eco-friendly.
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John Lombard is the author of Saving Puget Sound and is a senior policy analyst at AMEC Earth and Environmental and at the Sustainable Fisheries Foundation.
Long, executive director and cofounder of Sustainable Connections, has experience starting and growing several organizations that support missiondriven, small and mediumsized business.
In 2005, the Long Island Press published a ground-breaking story on auditory processing disorder. It marked the beginning of a series called “Our Children’s Brain’s,” which was later expanded to “Our Children’s Health.” Since then the Press has published more than 35 cover stories related to children’s health and the environment.
We are now very excited to announce, Long Island Organic, an exclusive publication with its own environmental identity that is written entirely for Long Islanders filled with well-researched editorial content that is written to engage and retain readers interest.
Long Island Organic is a unique, comprehensive resource guide that is one-part journal and one-part directory devoted exclusively to organic and natural living and will be filled with brilliant artwork and photography.
Readers of Long Island Organic are engaged, well-educated early adopters of green living who are aware of the human and planetary health issues that we face and live a sustainable lifestyle. They are the leading edge in the green movement who spend their money on products and services that support socially and environmentally responsible businesses, services, non-profits and entrepreneurs.
Our readers are influential in their community and are eager to educate others about the many advantages of adopting an organic and natural lifestyle and will refer to Long Island Organic multiple times, resulting in repeat exposure to any advertisement placed in the publication.
Alec Loorz, founder of Kids vs Global Warming, is one of the leading young voices on the issue of climate change, calling the "ruling generation" to consider the needs of his and future generations in their actions. Kids vs Global Warming is focused on empowering young leaders to influence the transition to a sustainable and just society through leadership programs such as the iMatter Council of Youth and a global campaign called the iMatter March - a youth march spanning over 40 countries and 160 cities worldwide. Now, 17 years old and entering his senior year of high school in Ventura CA, Alec has been a climate change activist for 4 years and spoken to over 200,000 people on panels with experts, in presentations at schools, museums, conferences and the UN. His work has been featured on CNN, CBS, ABC, Discovery Channel, Fox News, Mother Jones, Good Magazine, National Geographic, NY Times and in hundreds of blogs and articles.
Lopez serves as deputy chief of staff in the office of King County Executive Ron Sims and leads the climate change action team, a task force empowered to create and implement global climate change policies.
Born and raised in Denver's Westside, Denver City Councilman Paul D. L
Ervin Lopez serves on the Board of Directors of Chicago Fair Trade, an advocacy organization that works to increase support for fair trade in the Chicago metro area through education, advocacy and targeted consumer campaigns. He's a graduate of DePaul University, SNL class of 2009 and obtained a BA focused on International Business. He also serves on the Chicagoland Chapter Committee with DePaul Alumni Association. Ervin frequently travels to Guatemala as a volunteer to teach English to children and adults with an NGO called Los Patojos. He's a passionate supporter of the Fair Trade movement.
Jane Lorand is the cofounder of the GreenMBA program at Dominican University of California, and teaches the Critical Thinking/Systemic Thinking for Redesign of Businesses. She also teaches Diffusion of Innovation. As a successful entrepreneur, Jane brings a background in tax law, elementary teaching, the energy sector and she has raised five children. Pioneering new ways of business built on more effective perception and thinking strategies is her passion, and she works around the world with companies and educational efforts.
With 9,200 employees and a $4 billion annual operating budget, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power serves over 4 million residents in the City of Los Angeles. LADWP’s Water and Power systems are charged with providing consistently safe, affordable and reliable service on a daily basis, while planning for a clean, sustainable future for Los Angeles. Today each system is undergoing major transformation of historic proportions. LADWP is the nation's largest municipal utility.
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Lotus Foods was founded with the intent and vision to support sustainable global agriculture by promoting production of traditional heirloom rice varieties, many of which may otherwise have become extinct, while enabling the small family rice farmer to earn an honorable living.
Lough is president of the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association, and has been a leader in local efforts to popularize electric vehicles for nearly three decades.
As an architect and urbanist, Jonathan Louie has been involved in complex building projects, research, and fanatical urban proposals for some of the foremost architectural and urban thinkers in practice today. He is a co-founder of Rethink LA, an urban think tank and creative communications collaboration focused on product-oriented tools for educating the general public about a future sustainable Los Angeles. As a designer, his experience includes playing strategic roles on conceptual design teams for major mixed-use projects in Los Angeles and around the world, including Mexico, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, China and Kazakhstan. Jonathan has been a guest lecturer for Syracuse University on ‘Architecture in the Dutch Landscape;’ recently curated a new A+D Museum exhibition ‘Rethink LA: Perspectives on a Future City;’and is a major catalyst behind the Moving Beyond Cars Parties that have challenged Angelenos to arrive with alternative transportation. His time spent in Florence, Rotterdam, New York, Hawaii and elsewhere allow him to bring a “real world” perspective to his projects and a multicultural viewpoint to Los Angeles.
We provide portable ergonomic back support systems made of organic cotton and hemp and manufactured under fair trade conditions. Ten percent of our profits go to support various social, cultural, educational, and environmental causes.
Loveland is the interim executive director of DC Greenworks and hasexperience in asset and property management, marketing, andinternational education.
Sarah Lovinger, MD, an internal medicine physician, has worked in community health centers in Chicago and Boston for more than a dozen years, providing care to un-insured and under-insured adults. She is also the Executive Director of the
Brittle Power (1982)Energy Unbound (1986)Factor Four—Doubling Wealth, Halving Resource Use (1997)Green Development (1998)Natural Capitalism (1999) Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change (2011)
A worldwide recognized leader in helping companies and communities profit from more sustainable practices, Hunter Lovins has authored and co-authored numerous books, including Brittle Power (1982), Energy Unbound (1986), Factor Four—Doubling Wealth, Halving Resource Use (1997), Green Development (1998), Natural Capitalism (1999), and hundreds of papers and articles. She was named as a Time magazine “Hero for the Planet” in 2000, and a Newsweek “Green Business Icon” in 2008.
Hunter has consulted for governments and the private sector, briefing senior management at such groups as Interface, Mitsubishi, Bank of America, Royal Dutch/Shell Group, and numerous utility companies. She is currently the President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions, a professor of sustainable business at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute and the chief insurgent of the Madrone Project.
Physicist Lovins is Chairman and Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute (www.rmi.org) and Chairman Emeritus of Fiberforge Corporation. His wideranging innovations in energy, security, environment, and development have been recognized by the Blue Planet, Volvo, Onassis, Nissan, Shingo, and Mitchell Prizes, MacArthur and Ashoka Fellowships, the Benjamin Franklin and Happold Medals, 11 honorary doctorates, honorary membership of the American Institute of Architects, Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts, Foreign Membership of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and the Heinz, Lindbergh, Right Livelihood, National Design, and World Technology Awards. Lovins advises governments and major firms worldwide on advanced energy and resource efficiency, has briefed 20 heads of state, and has led the technical redesign of more than $30 billion worth of industrial facilities in 29 sectors to achieve very large energy savings at typically lower capital cost. A Harvard and Oxford dropout, Lovins has published 29 books and hundreds of papers and has taught at eight universities, most recently as a 2007 visiting professor in Stanford University's School of Engineering. In 2009, Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and Foreign Policy, one of the 100 top global thinkers.
Adam Lowry is the cofounder and chief greenskeeper of Method Products, Inc., the leading innovator in hip, healthy home care products. Adam believes that business is our greatest vehicle for positive social and environmental change and that design, redefined, has the power to change our world. As chief greenskeeper at Method, Adam's focus is bringing sustainable innovations to product design, sourcing, production, and marketing.Prior to founding Method, Adam worked as a climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, developing software for the modeling of climate change, including work on the Kyoto Protocol of 1997. Adam began his career in product design in the automotive industry. He has been honored as a Vanity Fair Global Citizen and Man of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. In 2006, Method ranked #16 on Fast Company's Fast 50, the 50 most innovative companies in the world.Adam holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, and lives in San Francisco with his wife Mara and daughter Kenning.Adam Lowry is the cofounder and chief greenskeeper of Method Products, Inc., the leading innovator in hip, healthy home care products. Adam believes that business is our greatest vehicle for positive social and environmental change and that design, redefined, has the power to change our world. As chief greenskeeper at Method, Adam's focus is bringing sustainable innovations to product design, sourcing, production, and marketing. Prior to founding Method, Adam worked as a climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, developing software for the modeling of climate change, including work on the Kyoto Protocol of 1997. Adam began his career in product design in the automotive industry. He has been honored as a Vanity Fair Global Citizen and Man of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. In 2006, Method ranked #16 on Fast Company's Fast 50, the 50 most innovative companies in the world. Adam holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, and lives in San Francisco with his wife Mara and daughter Kenning.
- Paris 2000+ (Monacelli Press, 2007)
- London 2000+ (Monacelli Press, 2008)
- Living West (Monacelli Press, 2009)
- Julius Shulman Los Angeles: The Birth of a Modern Metropolis (Rizzoli, 2011)
Sam Lubell is the West Coast Editor of the Architect’s Newspaper. He has written four books about architecture: Paris 2000+ (Monacelli Press), London 2000+ (Monacelli Press), Living West (Monacelli Press) and Julius Shulman Los Angeles: The Birth of a Modern Metropolis (Rizzoli). He has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Architectural Record, Architect Magazine, Angeleno, Travel+Leisure, New York Magazine and other publications. He studied Architectural History at Brown University.
Celebrating good deeds on organic kid's tees.
Meet Lucky Sprout. Lucky and a cast of lovable friends serve as pint-sized role models doing good deeds whenever and wherever they can. Usually, on the front of our super soft, organic tee shirts. There are many ways to promote the positive in life. Help spread some sunshine, one happy tee at a time. Lucky Sprout currently offers a children's line of tee shirts and has tees for women on the way. Please visit us at www.goluckysprout.com.
The founder and Executive Director of All Ah We/All of Us, Suzanne Ludlum is teacher with Oakland Unified School District, teaching family literacy and ecology in East Oakland. She is an expert in organic gardening and soil remediation — utilizing the principles and concepts of permaculture design. Suzanne is currently facilitating both ArribaCycle and the Stonehurst Edible Schoolyard (a 12,000 square foot permaculture forest on the Stonehurst Campus). She was a featured presenter in the Bay Friendly Garden Tour 2010 – displaying her garden’s grey water and water catchment systems, tree guilds, compost tea, and other aspects of sustainable urban farming. Suzanne is committed to building sustainable and resilient communities!
ArribaCycle is a small collective of low-income Latino parents from East Oakland who want to do their part to save the planet and to raise funds for their community — one bag at a time. They transform throwaway plastic into beautiful accessories. ArribaCycle is a program of All Ah We/All of Us and is based on the vision of “woman-made, living wage, and sustainable.” Suzanne Ludlum is the facilitator and a founding member of the collective. She helps to scavenge plastic and to design new products for the collective to consider as part of their product line.
Lullaby Organics offers safe nursery furniture, air purifiers, organic mattresses, bedding, and sleepwear, natural mom and baby care, green feeding, and non-toxic toys. We partner exclusively with brands who share our values: reducing exposure to harmful toxins and allergens, promoting safe and healthy working conditions, and minimizing environmental impact.
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Formed in the Venice Beach CA, one of the most culturally diverse communities in Los Angeles, arises the heart driven, and service orientated Hip Hop emissaries of peace, the Luminaries. From the underground parties in “Dogtown” to the biggest festival stages on the west coast, the Luminaries have now taken their message international and crowds everywhere sing along the anthem, “Peace Worldwide Starts From Inside!” Luminaries bring an amazing live show that’s reminiscent of the golden era of Hip Hop, fused with a soulful, electro, live band, funk filled experience! As expressed by one of the “Grandfathers” of the genre, and early founder of modern rap, Afrika Bambaataa reminded us the power of “Peace, Unity, Love, and having Fun!” In the same vein, Luminaries create a soundscape of Hip Hop mantras inviting audiences to participate in the connectivity of one another while going ecstatic on the dance floor!
Mira Luna is an alternative economic activist, organizer, researcher and writer with a wide range of experience in transformative economic projects and a focus on exchange systems. She is the founder and coordinator of Bay Area Community Exchange, writer for Shareable.net, co-founder of Just Alternative Sustainable Economics, and serves on the Board of the US Solidarity Economy Network.
Umoh is a gifted speaker and author who uses her intuitive abilities to help women entrepreneurs clear their body blocks around money, sex, and being a woman so they can embrace the spotlight and their wealth. She uses sacred movement and her intuitive gifts to support them to come out of hiding, ignite their creative genius and build profitable successful businesses around who they really are.
Umoh provides guidance and truth with clear practical action steps to reclaim passion and joy while they expand their wealth. She also teaches her clients how to access their own intuition and get answers for themselves that are never wrong.
Her style is best described as gentle, precise, razor-sharp and highly effective. Expect radical inner shifts with real world application and results.
Miguel Luna is the executive director of Urban Semillas, a socially conscientious, reconnaissance and outreach, community-based, watershed-driven organization. Miguel is passionate about educating youth and providing them with the necessary tools to engage and participate in water dialogues, social justice, and environmental equity issues.
Miguel is the founder of Agua University, a water-focused educational program for youth 15–20 years of age and collaborated on the development of the LA River Revitalization Master plan for the City of Los Angeles was appointed to the Proposition “O” Community Oversight Committee He also serves on the City of L.A.’s Food Policy Council.
Miguel is a Principal at GDML, a local firm that specializes in urban design and community engagement. He also guest lectures at universities throughout California presenting on topics including: “Understanding Diversity within Diversity”, “Cultivating Community Relationships vs. Marketing”, and “Community Reconnaissance: Outreach”. Miguel is a native of Colombia and a 25+ year urban resident of Los Angeles. In 2005 he gave up his car and now mostly commutes by bike and public transportation.
As rich and creamy as premium ice cream, Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss is a satisfying, delicious, and healthy alternative to dairy and soy-based frozen desserts. Made from a base of naturally rich coconut milk and sweetened with raw agave syrup, Coconut Bliss is certified organic and 100% vegan.
Lunchsense lunchboxes are the cool new solution to wasteful packaging and messy lunches! Every box comes complete with food containers, ice pack and drink bottle, and the durable, MACHINE WASHABLE box folds out to a placemat. With three sizes and eight colors, we'll "fix lunch" for everyone!
Celebrated chef and personality Raphael Lunetta is one of the most well-known and respected chefs in Southern California. Last year his famed restaurant JiRaffe in Santa Monica celebrated its 15th anniversary, and he is also co-owner of Lemon Moon in West Los Angeles.
Chef Raphael has worked in many famous kitchens in Paris and Los Angeles and has also been a guest judge on BRAVO-TV’s popular “Top Chef”. Chef Raphael was honored in 1997 as one of the “Ten Top New Chefs” by Food and Wine Magazine. In 2009 he received the coveted “Fine Dining Award” from Nation’s Restaurant News.
Chef Raphael has earned the title “the surfing chef” as he frequents Southern California beaches riding the waves and continuing his commitment to the Southern California coastline. Chef Raphael is married to television news personality Gabriela Teissier de Lunetta and they have two sons, Etienne and Enzo. www.twitter.com/JiRaffeSM.
Lunsford (HERS Rater/BPI Trainer/LEED AP) is technical director of Green Dream Group LLC, a Chicagobased energy auditing and consulting firm, and is also head trainer for the Building Performance Workshop and executive director of the Illinois Association of Energy Raters ; Home Performance Professionals. In addition to the hundreds of energy audits he has performed, Corbett hosts the Building Performance Podcast and presents on home performance at festivals across the Midwest.
Lunsford's passion for helping others make informed decisions keeps him active in many other sustainable initiatives including the Chicago Sustainable Business Alliance, Green Stewardship for Lincoln Park's Church of Our Saviour, and doing regular out reach to community groups. An experienced collaborator, he strives to make every interaction with others pleasant, rewarding, and amusing if possible.
Our mission is to deliver an eco-friendly-edited mixture of fashion & lifestyle reader content that is as equally “in style” as it is earth-conscious. luri & Wilma is for free-spirited gals interested more in social awareness than celebrity gossip, who rock a mean pair of vintage rose-colored glasses, show a fond appreciation of bohemian style, but refuse to be without what is glam and feminine chic. We consider luri & wilma a mash-up of two lifestyles. For those who cannot choose one road, or simply prefer not too, welcome to a whimsical world created by people like you, for you.
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Imagine a garage with the qualities of your hybrid: one thats intelligent, cutting-edge, and environmentally responsible. Then make it luscious: a beautiful facility, woman-owned and operated, conveniently located in downtown San Francisco...Make an appointment for a regular 'vitals' service, or a one on one tutorial about getting the most from your Hybrid, even a plug in hybrid conversion.Luscious Garage is the local, independent, alternative to the dealership. We are auto repair for the green generation
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Hand-crafted body care products made with the finest organic and wild-crafted ingredients available. From lotions, to salves, to delightful butter body scrubs, bathing accessories and gift items. Luscious Natural Body Care is your heavenly source for all things to pamper you inner Goddess!
Stop by LUSH for fresh handmade cosmetics
LUSH, the up-beat British brand of fresh handmade cosmetics is known for its ethical and innovative approach to bath, body, hair care and skin care. The self-appointed cosmetic grocer produces high quality products that are 100% vegetarian, 74% vegan, minimally packaged, contain the smallest amount of preservatives and never tested on animals. Whats more, our creative buying team travels all over the world in search of the most sustainable, organic, and Fair Trade ingredients and raw materials.
The LuvAmp Project is an artist collective that fuses interactive ceremonial performance with contemporary science of the heart. From frame drums and guitar, to poetry and song, their modern devotional music and performances amplify the experience, understanding and impact of love! The LuvAmp Project is comprised of Tony Moss, Dylan James Byrne, Sam Babayan, Miranda Rondeau, Sunny Solwind, and Daniel Pritchett.
Organic clothing company for infants and children.
Luvs Mommy started with an idea like most small businesses. It was the idea that organic clothing for kids could be fun, different, and unique. We use 100% organic cotton clothing, as well as chalk based inks which are then heat set to make them chemical free.
Let us recharge you for more at leading-edge lifestyle festivals that celebrate the latest trends in health, music, arts, ecology, and spirituality.
Come out! Say Hello! Enjoy some amazing fresh, organic, vegan, raw and cooked foods under the familiar purple banner that is recognizable at more than 30 events along the West Coast.
At some of the most creative, inspiring and joyful celebrations, festival-goers crowd around Lydia's Lovin' Foods booths, excited to indulge in real, organic and nourishing food.
Enjoy a cool festival with true nourishment and much needed shade, on us! We love seeing your bright, friendly faces!
We offer a convenient way to include more fresh, raw, unprocessed and nutritiously-potent foods in your diet, fit your festical needs!
Lydia Kindheart's 20 years of personal use, consultations and refinement of raw foods recipes are lovingly manifested in all Lydia's Organics products. We combine sprouted grains, seeds and nuts, along with fruits, vegetable, herbs and seaweeds with the utmost care for the preservation of the living vitality and nutrition of these ingredients.
Howard F. Lyman is a 4th generation family farmer (and vegan) from Montana. After 20 years of operating a feed lot, he sold his ranch and started working for farmers in financial trouble. He was a lobbyist in Washington, and ran for Congress in 1982.
He is the former Director of the Beyond Beef Campaign ; the Humane Society of the United States' Eating With Conscience Campaign; past President of both the International Vegetarian Union, and EarthSave International; and is currently President of Voice for a Viable Future.
Howard travels over 100,000 miles every year as a speaker and lecturer. A Feature Documentary on his life is now available on DVD, and recently, Howard's new book, No More Bull! was published to wide acclaim. He currently lives in Ellensburg, Washington, with his wife Willow Jeane, and his cat, Ceasar.
Sophia Lyman has been active in environmental concerns for many years as an educator and community volunteer. She spearheaded zero waste at Longfellow Elementary School in 2008 and is thrilled to be working with enthusiastic teachers, parents and students that have embraced the school-wide source reduction and recycling efforts. Sophia has been busy with fundraising, assessment, project implementation and education as the Chair of the Green Team. She is a strong supporter of incorporating the environment into the school curriculum as a way to explain cultural and environmental ideas and promote global understanding. As an art educator and artist, she integrates ideas about the natural and built environment in her lessons and uses found objects and recycled materials in her artwork. Sophia lives in Oak Park with her husband Robert and their three children Alexander (11), Oliver (9) and Saskia (5).
In 1969 at the age of 25, Pat Lynch, having already served as the Press Secretary for a U.S. Senator and Congressman, and founded her first advertising agency in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Lynch was the first woman to begin an advertising agency single-handedly in the South. By 1977, she had been listed twice in The World’s Who’s Who of Women and most recently in the International Who’s Who and Strathmore’s Who’s Who.
In 1996, she began Women’s Online Media and Education Network (W.O.M.E.N.) which produces WomensRadio®, in order to “give women a greater voice!” WomensRadio®, a converging medium, had its beginning on the Web as a rich, content Website for women leaders. In 2001, her company also began WomensCalendar®. Today it is the largest databank of women’s events in the world, #1 in all the major search engines and reaching hundreds of thousands of women leaders each week. In the summer of 2004, the company launched the SpeakerSpot, a dynamic speaker referral program which can be accessed by meeting planners internationally. In 2005, the company introduced a new audio production tool for the Web, AudioAcrobat®, that is now the state-of-the-art, audio and video production, streaming and Podcasting Web-based media tool. This service helps everyone to have audio and/or video streaming in their emails and on their Websites. It is the tool of choice for hundreds of broadcasting professionals who want to have their long-form programs included.
During her years as the founder and CEO of her own advertising marketing company in Atlanta, she and her agency gained a reputation for introducing media, particularly radio and television, to industries which had never considered them to deliver their advertising messages. One such industry was residential real estate (including both rentals and sales).
Pat Lynch also contributes her time and experience to many not-for-profits. When the City of Atlanta had experienced a season of multiple killings of young people, a time when the economy was also in a slump, the city was looking for a number of ways to create community and give kids at risk a brighter outlook. She volunteered her time and helped to create the largest party for young people that has ever been conducted. With only three months to pull together all the details, “It’s Time,” was an all-day event hosting some 10,000 kids in Piedmont Park, the largest park in the city. All the transportation to the event, all the food, all the cooks and servers, all the entertainment, all the prizes, everything – was provided for free! Mayor Andrew Young and Gerri Elder, Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, created a special plaque of appreciation which was presented to Ms. Lynch for her work in creating and conducting this event.
She has also worked tirelessly for other not-for-profits, largely in the area of publicity and/or fund-raising for such organizations as Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy, American Heart Association.
While residing in California, she served on the boards of the Fresno, CA Court School PTA as President, Fresno Habitat for Humanity and the Fresno Ballet where she helped to raise funds to produce the first new Nutcracker in over 20 years. In the Bay Area, she served as the Media Chair for the California Women’s Agenda, was a member of the Women’s Leadership Alliance of the Bay Area, and was on the Board of Directors of the Afghan Coalition and Afghan Women’s Association International.
Art clothing made of eco:fibers and recycled materials. Lots of the items are one of a kind, and all items are made in Portland, OR... Wearables for adults and children.
Jacqueline Lyoussi has been an active participant in the New York City sustainability community for 7 years. She has been a board member and active participant with White Roof Project as of July of 2011. Jacqueline is also an event coordinator for Greendrinks NYC, a social networking organization that connects like-minded people interested in working with or supporting sustainability in local communities. As a profession, Jacqueline specializes in the residential real estate sales in Manhattan and Brooklyn New York. She is passionate about utilizing her knowledge and relationships with building owners and landlords in what she calls “The ever-changing real estate landscape in New York”. Her mission is to connect sustainable ideas, projects and people who share her vision of a smarter, greener New York.
The energy consumed by the production of wrapping paper is significant. Each roll of gift wrap requires tree harvesting, pulp production, printing, transportation and disposal. Lyziwraps are designed to reduce the paper waste associated with celebrations while saving the consumer's time, stress and, ultimately, money.Lyziwraps were originally conceived by an 8th grader after discovering that Americans produce approximately 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and New Years every year. The tubular wrap was an entry for a school's invention competition. After witnessing a 'wrap race' between her product and the combination of paper, tape, scissors and ribbon the competition's jury was sold on reusable gift wrap.