Meet Emellie O’Brien, founder of Earth Angel, a company that provides sustainability management of film and TV productions. Emellie is a pioneer in this burgeoning field, as she coaxes everyone on the set, from directors to grips, to be more eco-conscious. She has worked on the films Noah and The Amazing Spiderman 2, as well as the hit HBO show Girls. To find out more about Earth Angel visit www.earthangelnyc.com
And the youth shall lead the way…In Part 1 of our discussion with Global Kids, an organization which empowers students to become environmental leaders, activists and social justice advocates, we talk with Molly Delano, Director of Human Rights Education and student leaders Amosh Neupane, Sam March and Makayla Comas about how students can work become active in areas of environmental stewardship and human rights. We discuss how programs such as Powershift and organizations like Alliance for Climate Change educate students on ways to improve the water we drink, the food we eat, and the air we breathe, by elevating our eco consciousness. Go to www.globalkids.org to find out more about the great work of Global Kids.
Kitchen scraps can be turned into compost with “magic” bran (EM Bokashi, a Japanese fermenting process) and a Vokashi eco bucket. Vandra Thorburn, founder of Vokashi waste solutions talks about how easy it is to take fruit and vegetable peels and other food scraps, and put the composted end product back into the soil and out of the landfills. Mother Earth will be happy to see us humans reduce, reuse and recycle our waste. For more information go to vokashi.com
What are Fair Trade items and why should we buy them? Rodney North of Equal Exchange tells us how fair trade items are helping organic farmers both locally and globally by producing coffee, tea, bananas that are grown organically, and give workers living wages and good working conditions. Eat better and help a farmer, go to www.equalexchange.coop/community to find out more.
Join TMSOG in a discussion with Syd Mandelbaum of Rock and Wrap it Up as we talk about the musicians who participate to help feed the hungry by donating food left over, but not served at concert events. Some of the artists include Phish, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and more. We also talk about the Hotel and College Wrap programs. Tune in to find out how one person’s vision has helped feed millions of people, as well as reduce waste that clogs our landfills, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Visit www.rockandwrapitup.org for more information.
Syd Mandelbaum and I discuss hunger and poverty issues that affect 50 million Americans each day. We also delve into the Rock and Wrap It Up program called Sports Wrap, and the upcoming event at Citi Field on April 23rd at 6pm, as the New York Mets and ARAMARK are honored recipients of the Lena and Joseph Mandelbaum Humanitarian Award for their service to help feed the hungry. Go to www.rockandwrapitup.org for more information.