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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 – 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 …

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iEat Green – Robert Grillo – 01.05.17

Robert Grillo is an activist, author and speaker. He is the director of Free from Harm, which he founded in 2009 to expose animal agriculture’s impact on non human animals, vulnerable communities and the environment. As a marketing communications professional for over twenty years, Grillo has worked on large food industry accounts through which he acquired a behind-the- scenes perspective …

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iEat Green – Amanda Terillo, Registered Dietician – 12.15.16

Amanda Terillo is a Registered Dietitian practicing in Central Virginia. Throughout her career she has worked with clients who had various medical issues nsuch as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, renal disease, liver disease, cancer, diabetes and weight management. Amanda does not believe in diets, but in creating eating habits that fit into your lifestyle for long-term success. She helps …

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Spicy ways to unlock food nutrients

I FIND it fascinating to see the depth of information that researchers can learn about the food we eat. Beyond the nutritional value of meals, scientists are working to uncover how certain foods should be eaten, what they should be combined with and how they are best absorbed. It’s a lot of science to take in, but I’ve waded through …

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iEat Green – Andrianna Natsoulas – 10.20.16

Andrianna Natsoulas has been a social and environmental activist for over two decades. She has created and implemented programs at several organizations, including Greenpeace, Food & Water Watch and the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance. Andrianna has coordinated with the global food sovereignty movements and has served on national and international boards and steering committees to protect fishing rights, fight trade agreements and build alliances. She has …

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Mallory Black – Making small changes for healthier families

SAN DIEGO — It’s summertime across Indian country. That means sunflowers, tomatoes, sweet grass and squash are popping up all over the Lower Sioux community garden. “We have some really nice tomato plants, and the strawberries came in good,” describes Beth O’Keefe, a member of the Lower Sioux Indian Community of the Mdewakanton Band of Dakota in Minnesota. “I’m not sure about the …

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iEat Green – Eveline Hartz – 08.25.16

Eveline Hartz is RN,BSN (SUNY at Buffalo 1984) and certified Holistic Health Coach (Institute of Integrative Nutrition 2008). She has followed GMO’s since 2004 and has been involved with local efforts to pass GE/GMO labeling legislation in NY and has given numerous workshops on this subject. (Facebook: LabelItWNY).  Eveline is currently chair of the WOYP committee has been an active member since the first WOYP …

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Healthy Reasons To Eat More Garlic Every Day

Whether you love garlic or can’t stand the stink, there is no denying that this bulb provides a treasure trove of healthy benefits.  Garlic (Allium sativum) has been called the “stinking rose.”  While some people think it reeks, others can’t get enough of its bite.  Whether you love garlic or can’t stand it, there is no denying that this bulb provides …

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Interview with Josh Cooks from Nextdoorganics – 01.21.16

Josh helped found Nextdoorganics in 2011 and spent its first season on a rural farm outside Providence, RI. He now helps with strategic planning, design & technology, and operations logistics.

He WWOOFed on three farms in Europe and helped start a school garden at a democratic school in rural West Virginia, the state he is from. He previously worked at the Alternative Education Resource Organization.

He is also the co-founder of Sangha.is, a new online platform to facilitate the creation of residencies in learning communities around the world.

He graduated with a major in Culture & Politics from Georgetown University and earned a master’s in the Anthropology of Learning and Cognition from the London School of Economics.