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iEat Green – Acharya Shunya, Author of Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom: A Complete Prescription to Optimize Your Health, Prevent Disease, and Live with Vitality and Joy – 03.23.17

ACHARYA SHUNYA is one of the extraordinary teachers of the living, embodied wisdom of Ayurveda. She transmits it through the roots of her ancient family lineage as well as throughout her newest book, Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom (Sounds True, February 2017), in which Shunya awakens the power to abiding health, all naturally, with ease. Shunya is the driving force behind Vedika Global, a wisdom school dedicated to awakening health and consciousness by illuminating the sciences of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedanta. She is a sought after speaker who delivers keynote addresses at national and international conferences. Shunya is the President of California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, and is advisor to several noteworthy national and international organizations, including to the Government of India on international Ayurveda and Yoga affairs. She was recognized as one of the “Top 100 Trailblazer of Ayurveda and Yoga in America” by Spirituality and Health Magazine in 2015 and awarded for her Distinguished Service in Ayurveda and Yoga by the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Visit www.vedikaglobal.org or www.acharyashunya.com for more information.

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iEat Green – Paul Gallay, President of The Riverkeeper – 03.16.17

Paul and the Riverkeeper team work to protect the Hudson River and the drinking water supplies for nine million New Yorkers. An attorney and educator, Paul has dedicated himself to the environmental movement since 1987, when he left the private practice of law and went to work for the New York State Attorney General. In 1990, Paul began a ten-year …

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iEat Green – Julie Castillo Author, Eat Local for Less – 03.02.17

Julie Castillo is a college anthropology instructor, children’s enrichment instructor, writing instructor, enrichment curriculum designer, entrepreneur, writer, and futurist. She holds an MA in sociocultural anthropology from Catholic University with a specialty in gender studies and ethnopsychology. Julie is also a fourteen-year veteran of the publishing industry, co-writer of two novels and thirteen nonfiction books—including two New York Times bestsellers—biographer …

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iEat Green – Executive Director of Hunger Action Network Susan Zimet – 02.23.17

Susan Zimet has been the Executive Director of Hunger Action Network of New York State since February, 2015. Hunger Action Network is a membership organization of emergency food providers, advocates, faith groups and low-income individuals whose goal is to end hunger and its root causes, including poverty. Hunger Action Network has the dual goals of reducing hunger in the short term (e.g., increase funding for emergency food, stronger food stamp programs, more community gardens) while promoting long-term solutions such as universal health care, living wage jobs, and affordable housing. Susan has a long career in government and in media relations and marketing. She has dedicated herself to advocating on public policy issues such as property tax reform, protecting the environment, women’s rights and veteran’s rights. Prior to joining Hunger Action Network, Susan served as an elected official, representing the Town of New Paltz in both the Ulster County Legislature and as the Town Supervisor. She also served as Vice President, Associate Media Director at Grey Advertising and taught advertising and media at SUNY New Paltz. In addition to Hunger Action Network, Susan is also President of Zimet Group, Inc., a consulting and lobbying group, dedicated to bringing business and government together for the public good. Working in cooperation with many environmental partners, Susan was instrumental in helping to push through the historic moratorium in NYS on Fracking, back in 2007. The Zimet Group executive produced media campaigns against hydro-fracking, including; ‘I Love My New York Water” celebrity commercial, as well as “Water Rangers”. Susan is also the President of ‘Votes For Women 2020’, a not for profit dedicated to educating, celebrating and promoting the upcoming 100 th anniversary of a women’s right to vote. Susan has authored a book for young adults on the subject, which is scheduled to come out this year.

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iEat Green – Founder 412 Food Rescue Leah Lizarondo – 02.16.17

Leah Lizarondo is Co-Founder and CEO of 412 Food Rescue. 412 Food Rescue works to eliminate hunger and promote a healthy environment by rescuing viable food about to go to waste and redirecting it to nonprofits that serve those who are food insecure. 412 Food Rescue is an innovative approach to food recovery with rapid response reverse logistics model that …

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iEat Green – Tom O’ Bryan, author of The Autoimmune Fix – 02.09.07

Tom O’ Bryan, author of The Autoimmune Fix: How to Stop the Hidden Autoimmune Damage That Keeps You Sick, Fat and Tired Before It Turns Into Disease. Tom O’Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN, is an internationally recognized speaker and writer on chronic disease and metabolic disorders. He organized the popular Gluten Summit in November 2013. Dr. O’Bryan has more than 30 …

iEat Green – Lauren Ornelas – 02.02.07

Lauren Ornelas is Food Empowerment Project’s founder and serves as the group’s executive director.  Lauren has been active in the animal rights movement for more than 30 years. She is the former executive director of Viva!USA, a national nonprofit vegan advocacy organization that Viva!UK asked her to start in 1999. While Lauren was the director of Viva!USA, she investigated factory …

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iEat Green – Jennifer Harris – 01.26.17

Dr. Jennifer L. Harris is Director of Marketing Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and Associate Professor in Allied Health Sciences at University of Connecticut. She leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers who study food marketing to children, adolescents, and parents, and how it impacts their diets and health. Dr. Harris received her B.A. from Northwestern University and M.B.A. in Marketing from The Wharton School. Before returning to graduate school, she was a marketing executive for eighteen years, including at American Express as a Vice President in consumer marketing and as principal in a marketing strategy consulting firm. Dr. Harris completed her PhD in Social Psychology at Yale University with Dr. John Bargh and Dr. Kelly Brownell. Dr. Harris is a leading expert on food marketing to youth, and her research is widely used by the public health community and policymakers to improve the food marketing environment surrounding children and adolescents in the United States and worldwide. Specific areas of research include monitoring and evaluating the amount, types, and nutrition quality of food and drinks marketed to youth and families; the psychology of food marketing and its impact on health behaviors; and identifying effective policy solutions. Her current research focuses on targeted marketing and health disparities affecting black and Hispanic youth; new forms of marketing targeted to youth on social media and mobile devices; and effects of food marketing on what and how parents feed their babies and young children.

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iEat Green – Tanya Steel- Clean Plates – 01.19.17

Tanya Steel is Editorial Director of Clean Plates, a healthy food and wellness content brand. Tanya is a longtime food journalist. Formerly Editorial Director of Epicurious, Gourmet Live, and Gourmet.com, Tanya joined Clean Plates in 2016. She is also the Award Director for the Julia Child Award, and conceiver of the annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner” with …