P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle and You), is a San Francisco-based company redefining the pet bed experience. We create products that are comfy for pets, stylish for owners and better for our planet. Working with artists from around the country, P.L.A.Y. creates designs that feature furniture grade-materials, even-basting stitching and eco-friendly filler.
Pacha World brings you high quality Fairly Traded Handicrafts fro...
Since 2001 Pacha World has been an FTF Member supporting community development, workers rights and economic justice through Fair Trade. We work with community development projects around the world to bring the U.S. consumer beautiful and unique handicrafts such as Recycled Oil Drum Artwork from Haiti, Recycled Magazine Bowls from Vietnam and Bamboo Kitchenware.
The Pachamama Alliance was born in response to a request from the Achuar, an indigenous people deep in the Amazon region of
Their mission is to empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and, using insights gained from that work, to educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world.
Pacheco is an independent producer and director focusing on global health, environmental, and cultural issues.
Homeopathy Training - classroom & clinical
One of the most established homeopathic training programs in North America. The Academy seeks to develop homeopathy as an integral part of the modern healthcare movement and train skilled pratcitioners.
Pacific College is one of the oldest and largest accredited colleges of acupuncture, massage, and Chinese herbal medicine in the U.S. with campuses in San Diego, New York, and Chicago. A leader in integrative healthcare, with one of the busiest acupuncture/massage clinics on the east coast and many off-site clinics at local hospitals and health centers.Come by for tongue diagnosis and ear seeds for health.
Pure 100% Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Conversions
Pacific Electric Vehicles is committed to providing drivers logical options for reducing their carbon footprint. Converting a new or used car from gas to 100% electric is the cleanest way to get around other than walking or riding a bike. Or convert your hybrid into a plug-in hybrid and use clean electricity from the grid to recharge your hybrid battery rather than your gas engine.Convert your favorite classic or modern car or light SUV and get where you need to be without hurting the environment in the process.
Protects the living environment of the Pacific Rim
Pacific Environment is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco that protects the living environment of the Pacific Rim by promoting grassroots activism, strengthening communities and reforming international policies. For nearly two decades, we have partnered with local communities around the Pacific Rim to protect and preserve the ecological treasures of this vital region. Visit www.pacificenvironment.org to learn more about our work.
Makers of sustainable and eco-friendly furniture
We make furniture from environmentally friendly and sustainable materials.
Eco-friendly organizational products for busy families
Packtoozi is a lifestyle solutions company that sells eco-friendly organizational products that simplify life on the go for busy families. Packtoozi's organic cotton diaper bags, totes, packs, organizers, and other accessories help parents stay organized, prepared, and in style. A life-saver for Mom and Mother Earth. Proudly made in USA.
Padilla was born in Mexico, Jalisco and came to the United States at the age of two. Padilla moved to Seattle Washington as a 10th grader and currently a Senior at Chief Sealth High School.
Padilla is ASB Vice President and Activities Representative of MECH/LA the Latino Hispanic Student club at Chief Sealth. Padilla is a student activist for the DREAM Act and comprehensive immigation reform. He travelled to Washington D.C. on the March For America on March 21, 2010 and was also the student representative speaker on the Rally on April 10 for a Comprhensive Immigration Reform. Next year Padilla will be attending the University of Washington to major in Political Science and Business Administration and then going into Law School.
merino wool & paihama fiber socks and hats
Paihama imports socks and hats from New Zealand which are woven with a remarkable blend of Merino wool and Paihama fur.New Zealand is facing a devastating environmental crisis. In the 1800s a small Austrialian marsupial was introduced, and their population exploded in the lush, green and predator-free forests of this isolated island nation. The indigenous Maori call this creature Paihama which literally means Pest. An estimated 70 to 90 million Paihama feast on 46 million pounds of vegetation every single night. The government is desperate to control their numbers and is doing large scale poison drops, using 1080, a toxin that indiscriminately kills all wildlife. But the Paihama numbers still keep growing. We have witnessed first hand the devastating effects of the Paihama across New Zealand. The environmental consequences of this problem stem not only from the damage the creatures themselves do, but also from the wide spread use of the 1080 poison. Our business addresses this problem in a humane, and target specific way : by supporting hunters and trappers. We are creating a market in North America for the valuable commodity these pests produce : a hollow fiber fur that is durable, luxuriously soft, and warmer than wool at half the weight. By building economic incentives for hunters and trappers we hope to encourage this traditional line of work, protecting NZ biodiversity from the damage of the Paihama AND the 1080 poison. The Paihamas amazing hollow fiber fur is blended with 50% New Zealand Merino wool and 10% Nylon to create a high performance, breathable knit blend.Your Paihama purchase is an ecological solution to save New Zealand's native forests and birds.
Lincoln Pain, the president of Effective Assets, is a certified financial planner practitioner (CFP) and an accredited investment fiduciary consultant (AIF). He has specialized in socially responsible investing (SRI) since 1986; he has served on the board of the national Social Investment Forum (SIF), a professional organization committed to promoting the concept, practice and growth of social investing, and is currently the chair of the Northern California Chapter, the Bay Area Social Investment Forum (BASIF). He has been a member of the First Affirmative Financial Network (FAFN) since 1988 and is a registered principal and the manager of a Cambridge Investment Group branch office in Berkeley, California.Lincoln is a lifelong social activist. He went to jail in Mississippi in 1965, as a Freedom Worker with SNCC for Civil Rights. In 1969 he participated in the first work brigade to Cuba, the Venceremos Brigade. He participated in the 1990 International Peace Walk across The Ukraine and was the cofounder of the Shareholder Action Network. He has been in jail nine times for activism concerning civil rights and the struggle against the war in VietNam. Lincoln is the investment advisor to MoveOn.org and, as a representative of First Affirmative Financial Network (FAFN) he is the investment consultant for Amnesty International, USA, and other institutions, labor union locals, etc.Lincoln Pain, the president of Effective Assets, is a certified financial planner practitioner (CFP) and an accredited investment fiduciary consultant (AIF). He has specialized in socially responsible investing (SRI) since 1986; he has served on the board of the national Social Investment Forum (SIF), a professional organization committed to promoting the concept, practice and growth of social investing, and is currently the chair of the Northern California Chapter, the Bay Area Social Investment Forum (BASIF). He has been a member of the First Affirmative Financial Network (FAFN) since 1988 and is a registered principal and the manager of a Cambridge Investment Group branch office in Berkeley, California. Lincoln is a lifelong social activist. He went to jail in Mississippi in 1965, as a Freedom Worker with SNCC for Civil Rights. In 1969 he participated in the first work brigade to Cuba, the Venceremos Brigade. He participated in the 1990 International Peace Walk across The Ukraine and was the cofounder of the Shareholder Action Network. He has been in jail nine times for activism concerning civil rights and the struggle against the war in VietNam. Lincoln is the investment advisor to MoveOn.org and, as a representative of First Affirmative Financial Network (FAFN) he is the investment consultant for Amnesty International, USA, and other institutions, labor union locals, etc.
Exquisite Kashmiri handicrafts and beautiful apparel. Fair Trad
Paisley Valley markets stunning fair trade handicrafts and beautiful apparel from the famed Kashmiri Valley, made by cooperatives who have successfully improved lives for over 30 years. Kashmir is legendary for embroidery and recycled paper mache. Our products span many areas including Pashmina shawls, wall hangings, home decor, office products, decorative items and embroidered jackets. Find a unique gift, striking accent to your home, or eye-catching centerpiece for the office. Wholesale orders welcome!
- Armed Madhouse: From Baghdad to New Orleans--Sordid Secrets and Strange Tales of a White House Gone Wild (Plume, 2007)
- The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (Plume, 2004)
- Vultures' Picnic (Plume, 2012)
- Billionaires & Ballot Bandits (Seven Stories Press, 2012)
Greg Palast is best known as the investigative reporter who uncovered how Katherine Harris purged thousands of African-Americans from Florida voters rolls in the 2000 Presidential Election.
Author of the New York Times and international bestsellers, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and Armed Madhouse, Palast is Patron of the Trinity College Philosophical Society, an honor previously held by Jonathan Swift and Oscar Wilde.
He is also the author of Vultures' Picnic and has just released his brand new book Billionaires & Ballot Bandits.
Greg Palast turned his skills to journalism after two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud and racketeering. Palast's reports appear on BBC's Newsnight and in Britain's Guardian, Rolling Stone and Harper's.
Palast directed the US' government's largest racketeering case in history (that garnered a $4.3 billion jury award) and the investigation of the Exxon Valdez.
Palast is recipient of the George Orwell Courage in Journalism Prize for his BBC television documentary, Bush Family Fortunes.
Tim Palcic is a Senior Associate with over 20 years of experience. Mr. Palcic has extensively contributed to several significant design projects including the landmark Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, a boutique hotel project in West Hollywood, the sustainably designed TreePeople Center for Community Forestry located in the Santa Monica Mountains and the recently completed LEED platinum rated Pitzer college in Claremont. Mr. Palcic also works closely with Mia Lehrer on a wide range of private gardens and estates for residential clients.
Mia Lehrer + Associates is internationally recognized for its progressive landscape design and development of a wide spectrum of ambitious public and private projects that include urban revitalization developments, large urban parks, and complex commercial projects. Founder Mia Lehrer’s advocacy for urban ecology and people-friendly public space is a driving force behind all the firm’s projects, along with a great appreciation for community input. The highly experienced, engaged and creative team prides itself on reaching out to stakeholders for their thoughts and ideas about projects that affect their neighborhoods and their lives. Lehrer believes that great landscape design coupled with sustainability has the power to enhance the livability and quality of life in our cities, and in doing so, improve by great measure the quality of our environment.
Jill Palermo, co-founder of We Add Up, is an example of living true to your passion and succeeding in using your creativity to make a difference. She studied Architecture and Art at Carnegie Mellon University, culminating in the creation of a series of sculptures and videos about landfills, deforestation and industrial pollution. After college, Jill lived in the mountains of Oregon on an organic farming eco-village and learned how to live in harmony with the land. This mountain experience inspired her artistically, and her painting career blossomed. Over time, Jill’s creativity was channeled into collaborative projects that spoke to making a difference in today’s most critical issues. She went on to co-found a company that is endorsed by Al Gore and was voted a Top 10 Green Business of 2008. She is passionate about getting people involved in helping solve the climate crisis.
Esperanza Pallana is Coordinator of the Oakland Food Policy Council (OFPC). Esperanza brings her years of experience in nonprofit administration to the OFPC. Esperanza’s professional background is in environmental health. She studied biology and urban studies as an undergrad at San Francisco State University. She holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco. For the past eight years, Esperanza has kept an urban farm in Oakland where she practices traditional foodways. Writing on her experience can be found online at Pluck & Feather. More recently, Esperanza co-founded the East Bay Urban Agriculture Alliance. She is an active and vocal participant in creating a healthy and just food system in Oakland.
With 22 years of experience in managing community economic development projects, Palms-Barber is CEO of Chicagos North Lawndale Employment Network and CEO of Sweet Beginnings.
Pamela Martin has been an assistant professor in the Department of Geophysical Sciences since 2003. She conducts research in environmental science, paleoclimatology (the study of past climate change) and the impact of food production on the environment. In 2006, Martin coauthored a study which looked at the importance of different dietary choices on per capita greenhouse gas emissions. In the course of the study she realized there was a gap in the data available to quantify the environmental, social and economic impacts of sustainable, regionalbased agriculture.
Panameño is the director of Latino Affairs for the Center for Responsible Lending, dedicated to protecting home ownership and family wealth.
Sylvia Panek has lived and worked in DC the past eight years, working on sustainability issues in finance. Having lived in Poland as a child and grown up eating Polish cuisine at home, Sylvia enjoys shopping at local farmers markets for making healthy, home-cooked food. Considered a national dish, pierogi come in a wide variety of flavors and make a satisfying meal for friends and family!
Triple bottom line company offering demand roasted coffee.
We source our green beans from the best Organic, Fair Trade coffees grown around the world. Then to ensure a roast profile that suits each coffee's character, we spend time with each lot of coffee determining degree of roast. Under-roast and the resulting cup will taste sharp and sour. Over-roast and coffees of different origins lose their individual characters and become dull and burnt.We roast on a bed of hot air. It is a roasting method that produces a bright, rich cup of coffee. As with wine, there are distinct varietals of coffee, each with its own unique personality. Roasting by convection, using air, brings out the floral flavors of an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe or the earthy complexities of Sumatra. Brew our coffee strong and dark and it will not be bitter, but rather sweet and natural.Pangaea is a triple bottom line companypeople, planet, profit. We're committed to our customers, our product, our suppliers, the environment and each other. We're building a place we can be proud of, a place built to a human scale, a place built to make a difference.At Pangaea, we care about our coffees and we hope that they will become your favorites as well.
Wise Light Wellness is on a mission to teach women how to stop dieting + start loving: Your food. Your body. Your life!
Through eating clean health foods, connecting to breath, and creating self-care rituals women who come to Wise Light Wellness are changing their lives.
And the amazing, spa-like products that we recommend for self-care?
Pangea Organics, by far. Pangea Organics products are skillfully formulated to amplify hydration and support cellular regeneration by feeding the skin with the highest quality antioxidant nutrients, EFA-rich oils, and nourishing plant botanicals that nature has to offer. We take it a step further by using organic ingredients which contain 30% more antioxidants than their non-organic counterparts and leaving out all synthetics and petroleum-based chemicals. Your skin is your largest organ and may absorb as much as 80% of what you put on it. The idea is to nurture yourself while nourishing your skin. You deserve it! Pangea's core values are based on the belief that the thing that makes a good product and a good company are one and the same: INTEGRITY of product, performance, practices, people, planet, and purpose. That's why we believing in creating products that are 'Always Beneficial, Never Artificial'. Good for you. Good for every body.
ALWAYS: Nurturing, Handcrafted, Organic, Fair Trade (whenever possible), and Cruelty-Free.
NEVER: Petroleum, Sulfates or Detergents, Synthetic Preservatives, Artificial Colors or Fragrances, or GMOs.
ECOCENTRIC BODYCARE: ALWAYS BENEFICIAL, NEVER ARTIFICIAL
Large, durable, washable cotton designer tote bag.
An enviromentally concious designer tote bag.
Papaya Stationary Line - Art for Soul- Booth #1415
Papaya Creative Abandon is art for the soul in recycled paper. They are created by a mother and daughter team who are trying to be different and unique constantly. Its a funky, artsy yet very spiritual line that consist of recyceld journals, greeting cards, magnets, gift enclosures, and art prints. Check them out at booth#1415
Non-profit benefiting displaced women and youth worldwide.
Our beautiful handcrafted bead jewelry is made from recycled paper by women in the internal refugee camps of northern Uganda. Durable, in bright colors and a variety of styles, and no one can believe it's made of paper!
ParaGard® (intrauterine copper contraceptive) (www.paragard.com) is produced by Teva Women’s Health (TWH), a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and markets novel pharmaceutical options designed with women in mind. TWH produces a wide range of women’s healthcare products. PAR-CSI-222/112050
Paragon Mechanical, Inc is a specialized heating and cooling company that combines energy efficient technology with over 30 year experience in the HVAC industry. We like to think of ourselves as the first green mechanical contractor to push for off the grid mechanical systems. It is a company goal to build 28 separate mechanical systems in the Chicago land area that are independent of fossil fuels (natural gas or electricity). Through a proven hybrid design by Paragon Mechanical, Inc that utilizes a solar heating system and ground source cooling we can build it "off the grid". We also provide quality craftsmanship and expertise in conventional system for heating, cooling and domestic hot water.
Pardo has been interested in the Fair Trade movement for many years, and, with two partners, made her interest into a bricks and mortar store in September of 2007, the first in Chicago. Prior to opening The Fair Trader, Pardo spent many years as a Studio Art Quiltmaker, and learned much about retail from her experience as a member of the country's oldest artistrun cooperative gallery in her Hyde Park neighborhood. Pardo believes strongly that it is possible and necessary for Fair Trade to become a sustaining movement, and has noted that most of the recently created Fair Trade suppliers she purchases from in her store are forprofit companies. Pardo and her partners appreciate the wonderful work that notforprofit groups have done in working with artisans and producers, but feel that if the Fair Trade movement is to continue to grow and make its presence felt in the American and International marketplace, it must have a large component of forprofit businesses. Pardo also believes that it is possible for Fair Trade business owners to make a living without taking advantage of the people who produce the goods they sell in the retail market.
Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice Organizing Director
Climate Scientist, International Rivers Network
Ms. Parekh works to raise awareness that dams are emitters of the powerful greenhouse gas, methane; to stop international carbon offsetting schemes; and promote climate adaptation strategies that protect rivers and the communities dependent on them. Before joining International Rivers in 2008, her experience included working in solidarity with the Narmada Bachao Andolan, a social movement in India fighting the damming of the
Narmada River, investigating the Indian governments plans to interlink rivers, and providing technical environmental assistance to Indian NGOs and social movements. Most recently, she was a Marie Curie research fellow at the University of Bern in Switzerland conducting scientific research on carbon cycle climate interactions. Ms. Parekh holds a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Jonathan Parfrey is executive director of Climate Plan and recently served as director of the GREEN LA Institute which provides educational services to Los Angeles' environmental community. In December 2008, Parfrey was appointed to the Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners where he is serving a five-year term. He is a member of Board of Public Officials for Water and Environmental Reform, the Vision Los Angeles advisory committee, the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility board of directors, the Member of the advisory board of UCLA’s Clean Energy for Green Industry, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition advisory committee, a founding member of the board of cicLAvia, and the steering committee of the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability. From 1994 to 2007, Parfrey served as director of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles and was Vice-President of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters from 2005-2009.
Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money, and Community in a Changing World (2012, Rodale Books)
Billy co-founded and grew the Energy Action Coalition into the largest youth organization in the world focused on clean energy and climate solutions. Billy is an Ashoka Fellow and the author of Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money and Community in a Changing World. He lives in Oakland, CA, with his wife and two daughters.
Esther joined RSF in 2005 and became the Director of the Lending Program in 2007 to oversee the growth of the organization’s lending activities to social enterprises nationally. Esther is responsible for the strategic development of the Lending Program and the expansion of its offerings along the risk spectrum, and manages a six-member team. Previously, Esther was a senior consultant for ShoreBank Advisory Services, where she provided strategic and financial planning advice for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), particularly small business and affordable-housing loan funds. She also trained lenders internationally in small business lending practices, and underwrote Program Related Investments (PRIs) for private foundation clients. Prior to joining ShoreBank, Esther lived in Nukus, Uzbekistan, teaching English and conducting program evaluation work for the United Nations. Esther received her MPP from University of Chicago and BA in Social Welfare from the University of California Berkeley. She lives in Berkeley, California with her husband, Greg, and their two children, Evangeline and Bryce.
Tehri Parker is the executive director of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). The MREA is a nonprofit organization, established in 1990, with a mission to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency through education and demonstration.
MREA programs include: The Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair, handson and classroom workshops, certification programs for renewable energy site assessors, and a renewable energy demonstration site in central Wisconsin. Tehri is also a member of the Wisconsin Renewable Energy Network Board, a non profit group that provides leadership for Wisconsins statewide renewable energy program (Focus on Energy). In that capacity she develops and implements residential renewable energy workshops and training seminars, oversees financial incentive and scholarship programs, and develops programs and tools to reduce barriers to installing renewable energy systems.
Tehri is an Adjunct Faculty member and Honorary Associate at University of WisconsinStevens Point. She sits on the Advisory Board of the Wisconsin K12 Energy Education Program (KEEP). She is also certified by the Institute of Sustainable Power as a Renewable Energy Instructor. Tehri has a Ph.D in Education from the University of Minnesota.
Kim Parker is the Communications Director at Brave New Films where she spearheads the press strategy for the organization's ongoing and new campaigns. With nearly 10 years of experience in the media realm, Kim has worked at leading PR agencies, Sunshine, Sachs & Associates and HL Group; top art institutions including the California African American Museum; as well as publishing outlets powerHouse Books and The New York Sun. Additionally, Kim volunteers on various policy and political committees, including the Young Professional Finance Committee for Kamala Harris' 2010 campaign for CA Attorney General. Kim holds a BA in Public Policy from Duke University and a MSC in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics.
Green architect Richard Parker has over 25 years of experience providing comprehensive architectural design services. As principal and cofounder of 450 architects, inc. Richard has extensive experience leading neighborhood community design workshops and received the SAFEBIDCO 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Certificate of Recognition from the California State Assembly. Richard advocates for changes to state and local building codes to facilitate green building, social and environmental justice. He lectured at the 2005 World Environment Day and 2007 Dwell on Design conferences and has written articles on sustainable building for the San Francisco Business Times and Green Home Guide's Ask an Expert series. He volunteers his time with nonprofit groups including Mission Graduates, the Youth Leadership Project for a Sustainable Future, The Local Investment in Child Care (LINCC) Project, and he mentors youth through the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Green School Yard Alliance.
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Esther joined RSF in 2005 and became the Director of the Lending Program in 2007 to oversee the growth of the organization's lending activities to social enterprises nationally. Esther is responsible for the strategic development of the Lending Program and the expansion of its offerings along the risk spectrum, and manages a sixmember team. Previously, Esther was a senior consultant for ShoreBank Advisory Services, where she provided strategic and financial planning advice for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), particularly small business and affordablehousing loan funds. She also trained lenders internationally in small business lending practices, and underwrote Program Related Investments (PRIs) for private foundation clients.
Smart Investing Is Knowing What We Own
Parnassus Investments is an investment manager that seeks to invest in good businesses that have high returns on capital, above-average growth prospects, ethical business practices, and sustainable competitive advantages. Founded in 1984 and independently owned, we believe the most attractive opportunities for investments are when companies with good business fundamentals become temporarily undervalued due to market sentiment. Our investment philosophy dictates that sound macroeconomic analysis combined with fundamental research is the most effective way to identify attractive investments. We like to buy companies that are growing faster than the rest of the economy, and we like to buy them at attractive valuations. Integrated into the fundamental research is an evaluation of companies' workplaces, environmental policies, product quality, corporate governance and community relations. We currently manage six mutual funds for individual and institutional investors ranging from small-cap to large-cap as well as fixed-income.
Jon Parrish currently works for Johnson Controls as Midwestern Lighting Design Manager overseeing initial lighting opportunities, defining the requirements for scope and project development and identifying risks for potential technical issues. As an Architectural Engineering graduate of the University of Colorado he fell into lighting design quite accidentally. The qualitative and "human" aspects of lighting attracted him to this field but the changes in new technology made it exciting. Working as a lighting designer, his project lighting design experience includes visible spaces such as the Orbitz World Headquarters, advertising agency Abelson-Taylor, and the redevelopment of the historic Chicago Blackstone Hotel. Prior to completing his MBA he consulted as a Lighting Designer completing over 2M sq ft of space nationwide. He has practical experience incorporating creative and cost effective lighting design into commercial, civic, educational, institutional, hospitality, retail and residential applications.
Johanna Gregory Partin serves as Director of Climate Protection Initiatives in the office of Mayor Gavin Newsom, where she advises Mayor Newsom on citywide sustainable energy, climate, transportation, green building and other programs promoting sustainability for San Francisco. From 20062009, Ms. Partin served as Renewable Energy Program Manager at the San Francisco Department of Environment, where she worked to help the City meet its renewable energy targets, focusing on the residential and commercial sectors. Ms. Partin has over 14 years' experience in the fields of renewable energy, microfinance, gender equity and sustainable development, and has worked both locally and in more than 14 countries around the world. Johanna has a Master's degree in Energy ; Environmental Policy from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies and Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara.
Partners for Just Trade is a non-profit, Fair Trade organization that sells handmade items from Peru and dried fruit from Cameroon and develops educational materials on Fair Trade. We value the close relationship with the producers we work with and strive to convey their stories and cultures through our products. We sell both wholesale and retail.
Partnow, MA, organizational development and training consultant, enjoys being a catalyst for individuals and work teams seeking positive changes through workshops, retreats and coaching. She partners with organizations to promote healthy and productive workplaces and teams, whether their needs are strategic planning, team building or transition management.
Partnow also offers sessions in speaking (presentations, voice, ESL), selfmanagement (time, stress, change, emotional intelligence) and people skills (communication, conflict transformation, negotiation). A former teacher and speech pathologist with an MA in communication from Northwestern University, Partnow is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington and a certified mediator.
Paschal Osborn is a public interest water lawyer who works for the Center for Environmental Law ; Policy, headquartered in Spokane. CELP's mission is to protect and restore the freshwater resources of Washington state and the larger Columbia River Basin, through public education, agency advocacy, policy reform, and public interest litigation. www.celp.org
Panel: The Climate Challenge: From Interest to Action
The science is clear: we have a short time to reverse the trends toward dangerous climate disruption before our planet is changed forever. But just how much time do we have and with what energy sources? Addressing these issues, these national and local leaders will explore what other countries are doing, and what fairness and equity mean in a time of global threat.
Gino Pastori-Ng was born and raised in Oakland, California, the community which he now serves as co-director of Ashoka’s Youth Venture San Francisco Bay Area (AYVSFBA). After graduating from the University of California Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Psychology, Gino spent several years teaching English in Brazil and China, and has since worked for several non-profits to pursue his passion for social justice, environmental awareness and education. Prior to his role at AYVSFBA, Gino supported the launch of a new elementary school in East Oakland, and worked for a non-profit organization focusing on environmental voter education. In his current role, he has developed various strategic partnerships to increase opportunities for Bay Area youth to launch their own social enterprises.
Dr. Patel is a new dentist with a clear vision for an environmentally friendly approach to dentistry. She has taken a unique, innovative approach to dentistry, combining it with a concern for the environment in her practice. Dr. Patel is a leader in green dentistry and is conducting research and development to set standards in Green Dentistry.
She has brought a Teleosis chapter to San Francisco, a nonprofit organization that helps doctors practice ecologically sustainable medicine. Dr. Patel also serves as an Enviromentor for the San Francisco Environment Agency to help small businesses become green. She is passionate about and spends her time advocating for ecologically sustainable healthcare.
A visiting scholar in the Center for African Studies at UC Berkeley, Patel is a Fellow at the Institute of Food and Development Policy and a Research Associate at the University of KwaZuluNatal.
Deepali Patel is a yoga and meditation instructor with training in yin, prenatal and trauma-informed yoga. After completing her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Flow Yoga Center, she participated in additional advanced trainings with Biff Mithoefer, Janice Clairfield, Shiva Rea and Darren Main, and also trained at the Justice Resource Institute. She is currently completing a 2-year advanced vipassana meditation teacher training with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, and a Thai Yoga Therapy certification at the Thai Institute for Healing Arts.
Leah Patriarco is a member of the Allium Collective in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood and a member of the initial Chicago Conservation Corps group of leaders. She is currently working toward a teaching certificate with intentions to teach in Chicago Public Schools. With the support of the Chicago Conservation Corps, Leah organized a rain barrel distribution for the 46th Ward during which she worked with community members to distribute rain barrels to 46th Ward residents and nonprofits. This distribution, called Uptown Rain Barrels, was the first Chicago Conservation Corps project to be completed.
The Allium Collective is an urban community dedicated to activism and ethical living practices. This year they will be organizing their second monthlong fast from electricity to highlight the connection between our individual choices, foreign policy, and the environment. Another member of the Allium Collective will be working with the Chicago Conservation Corps to increase the community engagement involved with the fast. The fast, called Lights Off, will begin March 20th and will end April 20th with the beginning of the Chicago Green Festival. For more information visit www.alliumcollective.org.
Colleen PatrickGoudreau is a Bay Areabased chef, cooking class instructor and cookbook author whose mission is to raise consciousness about the food we consume. She is the author of critically acclaimed The Joy of Vegan Baking, which won VegNews Magazines Cookbook of the Year Award, and The Vegan Table.
Diane Patterson writes, sings, and carries her Funky Earth Ballads and Sacred Songs for the Peaceful Revolution with grit and grace. On acoustic guitar and ukulele, hand drum and voice, Patterson weaves spirit and unifying social commentary around the world, on festival stages and in concert venues, in the streets of Europe and the Farmers' Markets of Northern California. People say her voice reminds them of Joni Mitchell, Alanis Morisette, and Ani DiFranco. Diane currently lives in Big Sur, CA. This past summer Diane created 'Grandma Tour,' in which she traveled California, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Oregon, visiting her own music and wisdom elders and attending two indigenous elders' gatherings, including that of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers.
Patterson released a live CD in 1995 with the Diane Patterson Sextet, followed in 2005 by a fantastic folk album called Hip the Hip, available from her Web site (www.dianepatterson.net) and via iTunes and CDBaby. She's currently working on two albums of her newer work, one with Sony movie music maker pro Carl Kaller, and another with Motown engineer Jane Clark.
Jacqui was born and raised on the south side of Chicago to a Jamaican immigrant father and an African American mother from Mississippi. She attended Boston University where she gained a Bachelors in Special Education while working in the Boston shelter system and participating in the “Housing Now” movement. During her 3.5 year term as a volunteer with the US Peace Corps in Jamaica she worked with the Community Environmental Resource Center which began due to the contamination of the Harbour View community water supply by the neighboring Shell Company plant. After Peace Corps, Jacqui went on to earn two Masters Degrees in Public Health and Social Work from Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland respectively. She has worked as a trainer, organizer, researcher, program manager, and policy analyst on international and domestic issues and social justice movements with organizations including Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Baltimore City Healthy Start, IMA World Health, United for a Fair Economy, ActionAid, Health GAP, and the organization she co-founded, Women of Color United (WOCU). Jacqui is now the Climate Justice Initiative Director for the NAACP. Her work on climate justice before engaging with NAACP was through Women of Color United’s participation in a Movement Generation for Change Ecology Justice Retreat and partnership with the Women’s Environment and Development Organization on the From Katrina to Copenhagen Initiative. Last year she facilitated a partnership between NAACP and Women of Color United to engage in the “Women of Color for Climate Justice Road Tour” to uplift stories of differential impact, community local self reliance, and community resistance of women of color and communities of color.
EventComplete's CEO, author, and notable speaker, Michelle Patterson has been the visionary and creator behind a multitude of successful events and workshops produced since 1988.
With a vast diversity in genres from Taste of Ladera, a signature wine festival of 30,000 to Create Your Future conferences. Her ability to refine and customize marketing strategies driving attendance to record highs is her forte.
Patterson was named Event Ambassador for Groupon, the internet sensation named by Forbes Magazine as the fastest growing company. She is also the author of Event Complete's How to get your GROUPON, EventComplete's Uncorked, and the EventComplete book series. Patterson takes great delight in producing workshops with an "Edu-tainment" flair – entertainment meets education producing spectacular events that captivate the audience. Patterson has a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University.
Patty Martin is an environmental activist from Washington State. In 1997, as mayor, of the small town of Quincy, WA, she helped to expose the illegal use of hazardous waste in fertilizers. Wastes from steel mills, coal fired power plants, nuclear fuel processing, mining and other industrial activity were being sent to companies that transformed them into fertilizers. The situation in Quincy was covered as part of a Seattle Times investigative series Fear in the Fields: How Hazardous Waste Becomes Fertilizer and subsequently a book titled Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret (Harper Collins, 2001). More recently, Quincy is the location for the siting of multiple data centers, each relying on dozens of locomotive sized 3600 hp diesel generators for routine maintenance purposes as well as during electrical outrages. The consequence is the release of tens of tons of diesel exhaust and other toxins into the air she d over Quincy. To facilitate the siting of these facilities the air quality regulations were gutted in 2009 and the state has set a precedent setting "goal" of 100 cancers per million (from air pollution) for Quincy. Quincy is a predominantly low-income community and 74% Hispanic.
An eco-lifstyle musical television series for children.
"Patty's Green" is a live action, eco-lifestyle musical television program for young children. Developed and produced for parents and educators who would like an entertaining program to help raise their children in an earth-friendly, non-toxic and healthy-choice way. Starring Patty Carver, Ed Begley, Jr. and Jack Klugman, among many others. Segment Guests include many stars from recording, TV, film, publishing and green industries. "Patty's Green" is scheduled to be premiere in 2009 in many formats, including TV and internet broadband, I-Tunes, educational publications and associated interactive components.
Learn to "Invest As Mother Nature Intended"
Over the past couple years, Paul has been giving his "Invest As Mother Nature Intended" workshops at Chigagoland Whole Foods & REI locations. Stop by Paul's booth at the Chicago Green Festival to learn more about eco-friendly investing in the emerging green economy.
Pauli is an innovator in business, science and education. Under his leadership, Ecover built the first ecofactory (1992) that was featured on CNN Prime Time News. He initiated the concept of zero waste and zero emissions (1994) implemented by +2,000 companies in Japan, which have by now (16 years later) 99% eliminated all landfill.
Inspired by Fritjof Capra, with whom he coauthored Steering Business towards Sustainability in 1995, Pauli set out to design an economic model that evolves from the core business management concept to a systemic view. With the support of the Japanese government and industry, he designed and implemented projects from agroforestry to mining, industry and health care, demonstrating that it is possible to reverse climate change and build a production and consumption system capable of responding to all basic needs.
Pauli is the founder of Zero Emissions Research ; Initiatives (ZERI), a global network of creative minds seeking solutions to world challenges. The common vision shared by the members of the ZERI family is to view waste as resource and seek solutions using nature's design principles as inspiration.
Paulin is the cofounder of the Greater Ukiah Localization Project and vice president of the Cloud Forest Institute. His efforts include educational outreach and practical actions.
Paloma Pavel, PhD, founder of Breakthrough Communities, is President of Earth House Center. She has served as Director of Strategic Communications for the Sustainable Metropolitan Communities Initiative at the Ford Foundation. Pavel's academic background includes graduate study at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Harvard University. Her research at LSE addresses South African Economics in the pre and postApartheid eras. Her dissertation (Organizational Culture and Leadership Development) was part of a fiveyear study by the Carnegie Foundation on the workplace in America, which culminated in the publication Good Work. She has taught at many Bay Area institutions, including the California Institute for Integral Studies, where she cochaired the graduate degree program in Organizational Development. Pavel is a frequent lecturer and keynote presenter nationally and internationally on the theory of living systems and urban sustainability. At MIT Press, she coedits the Sustainable Metropolitan Communities Book series with Robert Gottlieb. Pavel is editor of the newly released book entitled Breakthrough Communities: Sustainability and Justice in the Next American Metropolis.
Socially and environmentally responsible mutual funds
Pax World Funds launched the first socially responsible mutual fund in the United States in 1971. The Funds are dedicated to promoting peace, protecting the environment, advancing equality, and fostering sustainable development. The Funds seek to invest in financially promising companies that meet positive standards of corporate social responsibility. Pax World's social, environmental, and corporate governance criteria, coupled with rigorous financial analysis, are designed to assist in identifying those investments.
Pax4u is an Indiana based manufacturer of hands free, stylish and eco-friendly bags. Each Pax4u bag is designed for comfort, style and convenience. Designed for the eco-minded, active lifestyle woman, we only use organic and/or recycled material in the construction of our bags. Be unique, be hands free, be you!
Paynter is the founder and CEO of Care2, the largest online socialnetwork for conscientious people with more than 7 million members and250 nonprofit partners.
Strongly committed to sustainability, the French Region of Pays de la Loire actively supports marine renewable energy, in particular offshore wind farms off its Atlantic coast. Its capital Nantes was awarded the title of European Green Capital in 2013 for its environmental standards and quality of life. The city of Nantes leads the way in transportation innovations, climate change initiatives and overall biodiversity.
Saving Local Organic Farmland Forever
PCC Farmland Trust is a community-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to secure, preserve, and steward threatened farmland, ensuring that generations of local farmers productively farm using sustainable, organic growing methods.
Dedicated to freash, natural, organic,
PCC Natural Markets is a certified organic grocery store & Seattle Washington co-op, specializing in natural food, organic produce & natural meat. Our PCC Cooks cooking classes feature healthy recipes for meals, including vegetarian & vegan choices.
Residential Architects focusing on Energy Efficient Design.
Residential Architects focusing on Energy Efficient Design.
100% fair trade, organic, shade grown coffee
A cultural, social and consumable revolution with grounds firmly fixed in a farmer friendly, fair trade reality. 100% of our beans are fair trade, organic and shade grown, purchased directly from farmer-owned cooperatives around the world. Delivered locally in Minneapolis by bicycle year round.
International volunteer service organization
Serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in one of 76 countries around the world. Spend 27 months overseas helping a community reach goals in education, health, business, the environment, agriculture, youth development and more. There is no cost to participate and no upper age limit.
Paintings on recycled materials, vinyl records, and hemp products. Several different product lines made of recycled vinyl records. Promoting free art for music along with www.independentartistsdirect.com
Think Peace. Be Peace. Wear Peace.
Think Peace. Be Peace. Wear Peace.Adult & Kids T-Shirts & Tees using organic cotton or bamboo, and manufactured in a sweatshop free environment. Peace Together is a company of creative social artists who believe peace is possible. We use our talents for positive change, live by our values, do no harm to the environment, and be the difference we want to see in the world. We have designed line of adult & kids t-shirts and tees that bring together exceptional designs, quality materials and sustainable processes. Through a percentage of the sale of these shirts, we help to support organizations and individuals that are creating initiatives that support peace.
The mission of the PeaceJam Foundation is to create a new generation of young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates.PeaceJam was conceived on the gritty, ganginfested streets of northwest Denver in the summer of 1994. Suvanjieff, an artist, musician, and relentless dreamer was talking with Latino gang members at the corner of 13th and Wyandot when he discovered that these roughandtumble youth not only knew who Desmond Tutu was, they appreciated his nonviolent efforts toward change.
Member of Foundation for Wellness ProfessionalsMultispecialty care:-Physical Therapy-Chiropractic care-Nutrition counseling-Exercise physiology-Massage therapy-AMA endorsed computerized physical impairment testing-Biomechanical posture & gait analysis-Weight loss & detoxification
Fun, Uplifting Drum Circle and Rhythm Programs
We provide fun, interactive, and inspiring group drumming and rhythm programs for organizations, education, conferences, communities, and more. We provide drums and instruments for everybody including groups of 500 plus. No experience is necessary. Everybody can participate. Within minutes, we empower everybody to have fun playing rhythms and making music together. We then facilitate the experience adapted to each group with themes such as building team spirit, community building, diversity appreciation, rhythms of life, and celebrations. Among others, our clients include the Rocky Mountain Institute, Toyota, Wells Fargo, the CO Alliance for Environmental Education, the University of CO football team, Kennedy Space Center, the American Camp Association, many schools, non-profits, and more. Share your spirit and connect with Peak Rhythms!