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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.

Anna Twitto – Natural Winter Skin Care

Winter is here, and with it cold, dry air, sharp winds, and chapped, cracked skin. This can be a real pain, especially for those of us who still have to tend to outdoor chores every day. Last winter I suffered from a very bad case of red, dry, painful hands and spent a fortune on expensive medical-grade creams and lotions, …

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The Space-Saving, ‘Upside-Down Way’ To Grow Indoor Tomatoes This Winter

Indoor gardening can be a great way to have fresh vegetables year-round and satisfy your green thumb during the winter, but if you live in a small home or apartment, it can be challenging to find enough room for your plants. One solution is to turn your indoor garden on its head – literally. Many vegetable plants that do well …

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Kristen Duever – The Fastest Way To Grow Lemon Trees Indoors

Lemons are one of the most versatile fruits around. They are a mainstay of seafood and Mediterranean dishes, a key ingredient of refreshing favorites like lemonade and lemon meringue pie, and are great to have on hand for natural cold remedies and cleaning solutions. It is easy to imagine them growing in the backyard garden of a lovely California or …

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Jasleena Grewal – Urban Foraging: Weeds You Can Eat

Foraging, or wandering in search of food and plants, isn’t relegated to remote forests and idyllic fields. Edible and usable weeds are abundant in urban environments too. Some are found in common cuisine: Dandelion and stinging nettle are often used in salads and teas. And many weeds are vitamin- and nutrient-rich. Harvesting urban weeds can help us connect better with …

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iEat Green – Jo Stepaniak- 08.11.16

Jo Stepaniak is the author of numerous groundbreaking books on vegan cuisine, health, and compassionate living. She has dealt with multiple food sensitivities and chronic digestive issues and understands firsthand the challenges of living with dietary restrictions. Her goal is to help vegans, regardless of their health or dietary obstacles, live their values with joy, not fear.

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Make Your Own Chemical-Free Citrus Household Cleaner!

Sick of nasty chemical-laden household cleaners? Think you’re making the smarter, healthier buy with “green” cleaning products? You might still be using some nasty, environment-harming chemicals in your home. Many products that are supposed to be environmentally friendly still contain chemicals like 2-Butoxyethanol, which is linked to birth defects, reproductive problems, and a host of other diseases. So if you can’t even …