“Last week, I was fortunate to meet with two of the people driving Los Angeles’ transition to plug-inelectric vehicles (PEVs). Beth Jines, the Director of Sustainability for the City of Los Angeles, and Sarah Potts, City Director of Los Angeles for the Clinton Climate Initiative, are working together to navigate thecomplex issues of vehicle electrification and getting support from consumers and the private sector. They discussed how and why L.A. will be a leader in PEV adoption.”
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CHICAGO, IL – May, 6, 2011 - Earth Share of Illinois, a nonprofit environmental federation, would like to announce their 2nd annual Revamped Fashion & Art Show. The Revamped Fashion & Art Show will take place on Friday, May 20, 2011, from 7:00pm-11:00pm, at the Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W 35th Street, Chicago, IL. For more information, visit www.revampedchicago.com.
General Admission tickets ($35.00) include open bar, fashion show, and other entertainment. VIP Admission tickets ($75.00) include access to exclusive VIP lounge with food and featured cocktails, and seats along the runway.
All tickets include free parking, complimentary coat check, music, “green carpet” photo ops and spectacular views of downtown Chicago from one of Chicago’s newest premier event spaces!
Your participation and support of Revamped will help to celebrate the beauty when people recycle, reimagine and reinvent fashion and art. Revamped conveys the simple ways that we can have a positive impact on the environment through the creative reuse of our resources. Revamped shows people that there is an environmentally conscience choice in fashion and art.
An expected 400 people will be introduced to simple ways in which you can have a positive impact on the environment. From vintage clothing, sustainable textiles, custom refashioned accessories, and recycled fabrics; Revamped inspires guests to reuse materials waiting to be discarded. We will feature refashioned vintage couture mixed with new developments in eco-textiles. The designers are filling a gap in the fashion industry and capturing an emerging market of consumers that want to make socially responsible choices.
This year, the event has expanded and local artists have been invited to showcase their recycled artwork. Guests will be introduced to a new community of local artists and designers that create with the environment in mind. Artists include Nicole Matta Santos, Carrie Ann Schumacher, Jay Strommen, Maggie Joyce, Charles Heinrich, Tiffany Gholar and Brikena Boci.
Revamped will provide local artists and businesses a way to get involved and support the Chicagoland environmental community.
Our runway show will feature the following designers; Redgi Woods, Imagine Fashions, Rachel Brooks, The Style Cooperative, Alternative Shoes, Corky Couture, and Marta Cebrat-Czernik.
Purchase tickets by May 20, 2011, pre-sale ends at 3:00pm. Visit the event website at www.revampedchicago.com or contact Elizabeth Kossik at 312-795-3740.
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About Earth Share of Illinois
Earth Share of Illinois represents over 60 leading environmental and conservation organizations making a difference locally, nationally and internationally. We are hard at work to provide funding to protect our valuable natural resources to those member charities through workplace giving campaigns. Our member charities are dedicated to the protection of our public health and natural resources, and provide educational resources
Family-owned company brings earth-friendly cleaning products to all at the Mother Earth News Fair
Kansas City, MO – April 27, 2011 Bon Ami, America’s original natural home cleaner, will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its scratch-free cleaning powder by sponsoring more than a half-dozen events in 2011.
“We love meeting our customers personally and hearing what they have to say and showing them what we have to offer,” said Carolyn Beaham West, director of sustainability for Bon Ami and member of the Beaham family who purchased the brand in the 1970s. “Sponsoring events like the Mother Earth News Fair is a perfect way for us to do that.”
Invented in 1886, Bon Ami provides a gentle, natural alternative to harsh scouring powders. Its time-tested formula adheres to the EPA’s Design for the Environment-approved list of eco-friendly ingredients, which are not only effective, they also biodegrade quickly and cleanly. Bon Ami recently launched a new line of liquid cleaning products that are packaged in 100-percent post-consumer recycled plastics and paper, and designed to be completely recycled again. All Bon Ami packaging is made in the United States.
Bon Ami will distribute samples of its products at the Mother Earth News Fair June 4-5 in Puyallup, Wash.
“Bon Ami creates top-notch products and respects its customers’ needs,” says Andrew Perkins, Mother Earth News Fair manager. “They’re the Mother Earth News of the green cleaner industry.”
As part of its 125th Anniversary celebration this year, Bon Ami is also sponsoring Green Festival San Fransisco; Green Festival Seattle; Tomato Taxi at the Kansas City Farmer’s Market; Portland, Maine’s Lilac Festival 5k; The Maine Marathon; Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Charity Auction; and the Portland, Ore., Iron Girl Triathlon.
About Bon Ami
Founded in 1886, Bon Ami cleaning products weathered the Great Depression, the chemical revolution and an endless stream of fads by keeping their products simple. Bon Ami means “good friend” in French, and that’s the company’s philosophy. Bon Ami offers home cleaning products from its powder cleanser to a full line of liquid products that are effective, thrifty and gentle on the whole family and the environment. Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Bon Ami products are available in hardware stores and grocery stores nationwide. For more information about Bon Ami go to http://www.bonami.com or http://www.facebook.com/bonamiclean.
About Mother Earth News Fairs
Mother Earth News Fairs are family-oriented sustainable-lifestyle events that feature more than 120 practical, hands-on demonstrations and workshops from the leading authorities on renewable energy, small-scale agriculture, gardening, green building, green transportation and natural health. Events for 2011 will be hosted June 4-5 in Puyallup, Wash.; Sept. 3-5 in San Rafael, Calif.; and Sept. 24-25 in Seven Springs, Pa. For information about event sponsorships, contact Andrew Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org. For exhibit space, contact Mellissa Crouch at email@example.com.
About Ogden Publications Inc.
Ogden Publications Inc. is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home & Garden, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also produces environmentally friendly housewares through Natural Home Products LLC, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.
“Last weekend I had a blast exploring my favorite event of the year, The San Francisco Green Festival! Each Green Festival event features more than 125 speakers and 300 Green Marketplace exhibitors, as well as live music, hands-on workshops, family activities, local vegetarian cuisine and organic beer and wine. This year’s speakers included The Fabulous Beekman Boys, Amy Goodman, Dr. Sharif Abdullah and many more.
I decided a simple write up wouldn’t do. I needed to show the action as it was happening. How better to do that then with twitter and my new beloved picture app Instagram? Here’s my instagram feed from the weekend highlighting all the green conscious fun that unraveled.”
IHE and Valparaiso University partner to offer unique graduate
programs for educators and people inspired to create a better world.
SURRY, MAINE – April 6, 2011, People who are passionate about helping to create a just, healthy world can now earn a graduate degree to do so, starting this fall. The Institute for Humane Education (IHE), in partnership with the accredited Valparaiso University, is launching new graduate degree and certificate programs in comprehensive humane education. Zoe Weil, president and co-founder of the IHE, said, “These programs – the only ones of their kind – provide the knowledge and tools people need to bring pressing global challenges to students and the public in ways that promote positive solutions for a better world.”
The programs include a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Humane Education; a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Humane Education; an M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership, with a Concentration in Humane Education; an M.A. in Liberal Studies, with a Concentration in Humane Education; and a credit-bearing Graduate Certificate in Humane Education (which can be either stand-alone or added to an existing degree). IHE’s graduate programs provide in-depth training in comprehensive humane education, helping educators, activists and others gain the skills and strategies to teach others about the interconnected issues of human rights, environmental preservation, animal protection, and media, culture & consumerism, and to empower them to become solutionaries for a better world.
Sarah Speare, IHE’s Executive Director, said, “IHE’s five new graduate programs offer the most comprehensive and highest level programs in humane education today. The online classroom format allows people to enroll from all over the world and the different offerings allow students to modify their studies to fit their own unique situations. The programs offer a rewarding and transformative experience that enable students to pursue their goals to educate for a better world wherever they live. ”
David Rowland, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at Valparaiso University, noted, “this dynamic partnership between Valpo and IHE brings together the best of higher education and the non-profit world as together they serve the practical and professional needs of teachers and other leaders in the development of people, organizations, and communities. These interdisciplinary programs offer intellectual rigor, relevance to contemporary and developing global issues, and a virtual community of learners that spans the US and reaches around the world–this is truly learning at its best!”
Each program begins with a foundation of core courses, focused on an Introduction to Humane Education; Environmental Ethics; Animal Protection; Human Rights; and Culture and Change. Students and graduates of IHE’s programs have incorporated humane education into a variety of careers, such as classroom and non-traditional teaching, writing, filmmaking and other arts, entrepreneurship in social businesses, non-profit work, law, healthcare, and social work.
The Institute for Humane Education (IHE) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to creating a world of solutionaries who have the knowledge, tools, and motivation to work toward a healthy, humane, restorative world for all. Headquartered in Surry, Maine, IHE has been training humane educators and promoting humane education since 1996. Humane education approaches human rights, environmental preservation and animal protection as interconnected and integral dimensions of a healthy, just society. In addition to its graduate programs, IHE offers online courses, workshops, a Summer Institute for educators, as well as many free, dynamic resources available at: www.HumaneEducation.org.
TROY, N.Y. – September 28, 2010 Green clothing designer ‘E ko logic will showcase their recycled clothing line at multiple fashion events throughout the fall season. Events in which ‘Eko logic will participate include Crafts On Columbus Avenue- New York City: Oct. 16-17, Green Festival- Washington D.C.: Oct. 23-24, and American Craft Show- New York City: Nov. 19-21. They will be wrapping up their season with “Jingle”, the designer holiday pop-up store in Chelsea Market, New York City: Dec. 9-23.
‘E ko logic was founded by designer/fiber artist, Kathleen Tesnakis in 1996. The eco-friendly apparel is designed for and worn by people of all walks of life. ‘E ko logic recycles post-consumer cashmere clothing into artfully reassembled one-of-a-kind cashmere accessories and sweaters for men and women. Designs also include fashion forward cashmere dresses and skirts in addition to a full line of recycled cotton.
Since its founding, ‘e ko logic has transformed seven tons of post-consumer materials to create more than 30,000 individually designed pieces. Every item made by ‘e ko logic is unique because of the intentional way Tesnakis gathers and assembles the required materials. After hunting down discarded cashmere sweaters and other treasures, she dismantles each article of clothing while taking the time to recognize its individual character. Finally, she transforms the material by joining it with other pieces to give an old garment a new life and purpose.
“There is a little magic and a lot of love in each piece we construct,” Tesnakis said. “We can’t request our palette. We use what is available in the waste stream. Instead of making designs from virgin materials we choose to recycle post-consumer garments which allow us to save 97 percent of the energy and chemicals generally required to manufacture from virgin materials” she adds.
‘E ko logic clothing is sold online and is available at stores on three continents, from New York to Japan. In 2002, ‘e ko logic relocated from Portland, Ore. to upstate New York. The family-run company now operates out of a century-old brick building that was originally used to recycle left-over textile scraps from the Troy shirt collar and cuff industry. ”Living a sustainable lifestyle is something you grow into,” Tesnakis said. “As a designer, I think of my clothing as green textile art. But as a green activist, I hope my clothing also gets people thinking about sustainability, recycling, where their clothing comes from and how it was made.”
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