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iEat Green – Alina Zolotareva – Aero Farms

Alina Zolotareva is the Senior Marketing and Nutrition Manager at AeroFarms, the largest indoor vertical farm in the world, based in Newark, NJ. A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Alina leverages her background in nutrition science and public health to translate nutrition science to consumers, playing a key role in AeroFarms’ mission to combat food deserts and bring fresh, local, nutritious …

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iEat Green -Alison Cohen- Why Hunger

Alison Meares Cohen is the Senior Director of Programs for WhyHunger, a non-profit organization supporting grassroots organizations implementing innovative, community-based solutions to hunger and poverty and participating in movement building. Alison is responsible for helping to develop and steward WhyHunger’s organizational vision and strategy and its implementation through its Grassroots Action Network, Nourish Network for the Right to Food, and …

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iEat Green -Dena Merriam- Global Peace Initiative of Women

Dena Merriam is the Founder and Convener of Global Peace Initiative of Women and author of the new book, “My Journey Through Time;  a spiritual Memoir of Life , Death and Rebirth”. Dena is also a managing  partner and Vice Chairman of Finn Ruder, where she works in cultural marketing, creative services and works for religious and non profit organizations. …

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iEat Green – Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor and Professor Emerita at NYU, in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, which she chaired from 1988-2003, and where she recently retired from teaching after 30 years. She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in Public Health Nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley.  From 1986-88, she was senior …

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iEat Green – Donna Casali – Executive Director of Beautycounter

Donna Casali is an Executive Director & Founding Member of Beautycounter, a B-Corp whose mission is “to get safer products into the hands of everyone.”    She describes herself as “a health & wellness educator and advocate whose focus is what you put on your largest organ, your skin”.  She says most people don’t realize that many ingredients that are banned in …

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iEat Green – Jon Chin: Founder of Share Meals – 11.08.18

Jon Chin is an educator, poet, software engineer, 2nd dan blackbelt, and social entrepreneur.   He is the founder of Share Meals, an organization dedicated to ending hunger and isolation among students. His greatest concern is how to leverage breakthrough technology to address the human condition in new, disarming ways. His classrooms are often attended by laughter, sometimes so much …

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iEat Green – Malik Yakini: Detroit Black Community Food Security Network – 11.01.18

Malik Kenyatta Yakini is co-founder and the executive director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN).  DBCFSN operates D-Town Farm, a seven-acre farm in Detroit that grows more than 30 different fruits, vegetables and herbs.  The organization is also spearheading the opening of the Detroit Food Commons and the Detroit People’s Food Co-op in Detroit’s North End.  Yakini …

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iEat Green – Mary Mattingly- SWALE

Mary Mattingly is a visual artist living and working in NYC. Most of her art is centered on environmental, food, and water related issues. One of her most recent projects is “Swale”, a collaborative floating food forest for New York. Swale is dedicated to rethinking and challenging New York City’s connection to our environment. Built on a 130-foot by 40-foot …

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iEat Green – Lacey Gaechter- Founder and President of Simple Foods & Center for a Livable Future Fellow at John Hopkins University

Lacey Gaechter is the Development & Communications Manager for Waterkeepers Chesapeake as well as President and founder of Simple Foods, an organization whose mission is to promote a diet that is healthy for people, animals, and the planet. They use education, outreach, and advocacy to encourage action on a personal level, one individual at a time. She is currently pursuing her Doctor …