What Are You Gonna Do to Make a Difference?
An Interview with Julia Butterfly Hill
- by Tera Warner
Two years ago as part of our Believe in Green event, we raised $10,000 for the Lower East Side Girls Club through a series of 10 inspiring calls designed to raise awareness and responsibility for improving the conditions of life on this spinning blue ball of LOVE!
Sometimes we put off doing what we could to use less plastic or be more conscious of our consumption because it’s “inconvenient” or because there are so many hurdles to overcome.
Julia Butterfly Hill persisted in the face of incredible obstacles, illness, weather, death threats, hunger and more emotional pain than we may really understand. She persisted in spite of all the obstacles against her for more than two years.
She stayed up perched in the canopy of an ancient redwood tree named Luna, and she stayed there until she reached her goal.
And she touched millions of lives by doing it and with her help we raised $10,000 for the Girl’s Club!
To finish off our Earth Week celebrations we present to you this interview where Julia Butterfly Hill inspires us all to Believe in Green:
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In Celebration of Earth Day, We Believe in Green!
Renée Loux Makes It Easy to Be Green
- by Tera Warner
In August of 2010 we held a series of 10 interviews called “Believe in Green” (I know. I have a thing for acronyms.) During this 12-day event I interviewed some of my most-loved green heroes and heroines, and in the days to come we’ll be featuring a few of our favorites here to help you get your green on in celebration of Earth Day!
Tags: Believe in Green, Earth Day, environmental responsibility, Green Living Tips, Renee Loux
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The Only Thing That Satisfies Better Than Sex Or Chocolate
- by Tera Warner
The other day I wrote a little letter suggesting the possibility that if “you know too much for your own good“, maybe you should consider using it for the good of others.
I shared the story about what happened to me the other day when I had some time to burn in a local café. I looked out at the puffy-ankled and inflammation-prone folks eating their greasy spoon breakfasts, and rather than feel a sense of self-righteousness for my youthful glow and healthy skin, I started asking myself what I could do to make the world a bit less deep-fried and a bit more fresh and new.
If you didn’t read that letter, you can catch it here. In that article I promised to share a lesson I learned that saved my life (and brought me exquisite pleasure), so here goes…
Tags: Believe in Green, changing the world, Environmental Stewardship, green smoothie challenge, how to make the world a better place, personal responsibility, Responsibility
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- by Stacey Terry
Well my green smoothie go-getters, I hope you’ll agree that our BiG Believe in Green Blendtec Ripple-Maker winner was definitely worth the wait! In celebration of International Green Smoothie Day in August, we raised over $10 000 for The Lower East Side Girls Club with the help of passionate green smoothie and green environmental enthusiasts like the lovely Ada whom I’d like to introduce you to today!
Not having a glorious green machine like a Blendtec herself, Ada borrowed a blender in order to spread the green smoothie ripples. Over the course of her many demonstrations, she managed to serve green smoothies to nearly 100 people, not to mention the other hundreds of people she either e-mailed or showed off her green smoothies to. That kind of passion, that kind of belief in a better world just can’t be measured!
Ada will never have to borrow another blender. She’s soon going to have THE ultimate green smoothie ripple-making machine… a gorgeous Blendtec blender!
I hope you’ll delight in reading Ada’s story and seeing all the green enthusiasm she put into her project. Be sure to send her a comment below to keep that green enthusiasm shining and reaching out!
And now, on to Ada’s letter…
Tags: Believe in Green, Blendtec, Blendtec contest, Green Smoothie Contest, green smoothie photos, green smoothie smiles, ripple makers
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- by Stacey Terry
Well things are finally starting to roll along! So, I’m back to share another fabulous Green Smoothie Ripple-Maker story with you!
And if you only knew the lengths taken to share the videos in this post…!!
hehe… it took A LOT of effort and computer time from Carla and her sweetie, Mark, but they managed to chunk and then send in videos of Carla’s green smoothie presentation in honour of Believe in Green!
These videos are just ONE of the presentations that Carla gave and took video for! I’m going to save some of the videos for a future post, but Carla’s Ripple-Making skills are as green and go-getter as they come!
Carla writes: Read more »
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