Green Festival Speakers
When Davidson is not rabble-rousing for Green Festivals in Chicago, New York or Washington DC, she’s often found pouring over a cookbook or serving dal and chutney as part of her office lunch co-op. Davidson was an able vegetarian home cook with a passion for dinner parties, but a sabbatical from work and six weeks spent in India and Nepal sparked her passion for cooking Indian food at every meal. Upon her return, she cooked her way through 5 Spices, 50 Dishes by Ruta Kahate, repeatedly and realized the universal truth that everything really does taste better with turmeric or mustard seeds. Davidson loves walking people through the cooking process, whether how to spot stale cumin seeds or how to toast and crush them for maximum aromatic bliss. Her current culinary obsessions include a not too sweet kulfi popsicles, local corn and mint chutney. Davidson also serves on the Screening and Standards Team at the Green Business Network, a division of Green America that is the first, largest, and most diverse network of socially and environmentally responsible businesses in the country. As part of that work, Davidson has reviewed hundreds of businesses with a research focus on social auditing, textiles and domestic manufacturing. She holds an MS in Conflict Analysis from George Mason University.