(We’re headed to Washington DC soon (3/29-4/6), and want to know what you’re eager to see! Politicians? National non-profits? Maybe even watch us try to meet with President Bush? We need to get started on our DC focus, but we need your input, so send it along today! …And now for the rest of the show…)
The place was filled with creative, intelligent people motivated to change the world. If youve never heard of Bioneers, then just imagine a group of pioneering innovators in fields spanning biology, technology, spirituality, sociology, and everything in between. Bioneers are working hard to bring out the best in humanity and make it stick.
We caught up with one of the folks working to make things stick: Medea Benjamin, Co-Founder of Global Exchange and Code Pink, who connected the dots between oil, the environment, andwouldnt you know itpeace! Amazing what you can do with a few extra billion dollars. We were also delighted to meet Kristin Rothballer, who once worked in development for the Bioneers Conference, and is now the Managing Director of Green For All. The brainchild of Van Jones and Majora Carter, Green For All is working to bring the green revolution to people of all socio-economic backgroundsnot just the Prius driving elite.
One of the most incredible discoveries (at least for a YERTian) was a one-stop shop for all eco explorers: the
Julie, Ben, and Mark (Your YERT Team)
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Green For All We met Kristin Rothballer, Managing Director of Green For All. Knowing the talent that Kristin brought to Bioneers, you can rest assured that Green for All is going to make incredible positive waves in this country. From their website Green for All has a simple but ambitious mission: to help build a green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Thats all based on the premise that a national effort to curb global warming and oil dependence can simultaneously create good jobs, safer streets and healthier communities.
WiserEarth.org We were entertained by Adam Burkett, Web Designer for WiserEarth.org. When he pulled out his leaf business card, however, we knew that we had a magic man on our hands. Hes currently helping make magic at WiserEarth, too which is essentially a community networking website devoted to social change.
ChicoBag Meet ChicoBag before they became a YERT sponsor! We caught up with Founder Andy Keller, who shared the scoop on ChicoBags birth. We still think it is the ultimate re-usable bag, but you can decide for yourself Well be offering official YERT-branded ChicoBags for you to buy in the next month or so. Stay tuned!
Medea Benjamin has made a name for herself as the Co-Founder of Global Exchange and Code Pink. Youve probably seen her on TV singing for social change in a pink shirt. We cant get enough of her, and we always like to find folks who can eloquently connect the dots between war and sustainability. Also, if you havent heard, Global Exchange (among other things) runs fair trade stores in SF,