Rick Ulfik, founder of We, The World, and friend of the show, gives us insight into all the great work We.net is doing to promote peace and sustainability throughout the world. There are numerous programs that promote peace, sustainability and humanity, as the world needs to move away from the me, me, me mentality, to the WE mentality. Sustainable Earth 2020, 11 Days of Global Unity, 11 Ways to Change the World are just some of the initiatives that promote a better society. Jane Goodall, Nobel Prize Laureate Rev Desmond Tutu, Deepak Chopra and many others, are on the Board of We, The World, and they know that compassion and working together leads to environmental stewardship, sustainability, and transformation of communities. Go to www.We.net and/or www.wetheworld.org to get involved.
My co-producer Abba Carmichael steps in to host TMSOG, and chats with Tony Sirna co-founder of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, a highly sustainable community, which encourages members to live off the land, off the grid and reduce consumption. They are a stellar example of being one with nature and being mindful of Mother Earth. Tune in to find out more about how Dancing Rabbit Eco Village is a model for eco awareness and preservation of the planet. Go to www.dancingrabbit.org for more info.
Our guest, Dominick Gervasi takes us on a brief journey to parts of Brooklyn (Gowanus, Red Hook and Dumbo), as he walks us through the borough’s “Maker Movement.” He is the founder of “Made In Brooklyn Tours.” and we learn about how Brooklyn is on the forefront of manufacturing, building, custom furniture making, clothing design, coffee roasting and more. Find out what Dom’s greenest spot in Brooklyn is (it will surprise you). Being Local is being “GREEN”. Go to www.madeinbrooklyntours.com and book a tour with Dom to find out where stuff is made, who is making it and have some fun.
Lindsay Bleier, Community Team member of Yerdle, talks about this new sharing platform, which makes it easy to give, get or borrow items in an effort to reduce waste. We live in a throwaway society, and Yerdle is moving to update the mantra “reduce, reuse, recycle,” by bringing it into the 21st Century via social media. For more info go to yerdle.com
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.