Green Festival is proud to nominate Jerry James Stone for the 2012 #green Shorty Award because he consistently shares gourmet vegan and vegetarian recipes, cool green tech, animal and environment news and more with people around the world on Twitter.
He spoke about “Blogging for Good” at Green Festival Los Angeles, and discussed ideas for how to activate social media communities for positive social change.
Jerry says, “One of the very best things I ever did over Twitter was raise money for a friend in need who had no medical insurance. I had never met the guy (@DerekMarkham), he was an aspiring eco-blogger like myself who had injured himself rock climbing. Through my network on Twitter, and the good graces of my followers, we paid for most of his medical expenses.”
Jerry secured an exclusive video interview with Amy Goodman and Kevin Danaher about communicating and connecting through social media for social justice. He also coordinated interviews with Bill McKibben and GreenPeace and John Viera and Sylvia Mendez at Green Festival in Chicago.
He shared his knowledge of sustainable wines while hosting green wine tastings at Green Festival San Francisco’s Organic Wine Garden. Check out his Green Wine Guide, where he pairs delicious conscious recipes with the best offerings in sustainable viticulture.
“I create simple but innovative recipes using seasonal, local options. The recipes are quick, satisfying, and eco-guilt-free, such as my Vegetarian French Onion Soup that is brewed with coffee. Or, as actress Mariel Hemingway pointed out, my yummy Grilled Avocado Guacamole,” Jerry says. (See the tweet here.)
He was on stage in Washington, D.C. to help present winners of the EcoCAR: NeXt Challenge competition, sponsored by General Motors (GM) and the U.S. Department of Energy, challenging university students across North America to re-engineer a GM-donated auto, with goals to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions while retaining the vehicle’s performance.
Last year, Jerry traveled to Germany to interview government and people in the town of Hamburg about winning the Green Capital of Europe. This year, he is headed to Stockholm.
Plus, he is a fun, interesting, funny and kind human being. He loves to cook for people; and recently hosted friends at his home to bake loaves of organic bread for the local food bank.
Let’s green the green category! We would love it if you would place your vote and plant a tree today (or before February 12).
Find Jerry’s articles at TreeHugger, The Atlantic, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and in MAKE magazine. Jerry also has a conscious cookbook coming out this year.