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You are going to hear us talking a lot this year about “gettin’ local wherever you are.” It’s kind of our 2012 theme. We’ve always believed strongly in supporting our local communities, but we’ve also always had a very national and international audience. This year, we’re working more closely with our own awesome local organizations, municipalities and media to not only share and grow within our own region, but also to share with other communities that we reach some of what is working here in terms of local sustainability and greener living.
Does your local city or town hall have an Office of Sustainability? Ours does and Paul Miller, as its coordinator, is in the middle of EVERYTHING sustainable, local, green and community-based in Morristown, NJ. He’s done a lot to learn and draw on the experience of other cities and towns around the country and has been a trail blazer too. He’s been busy building an amazing model for any community to follow from getting the city to buy 50% of ALL its municipal energy from green, renewable sources; to rallying local businesses to promote more sustainable practices and join in buy-local campaigns.
Plus, he’s just fun.
If you don’t know already, we are passionate about food and love to support local, sustainable agriculture. We were thrilled to hear from our favorite local renaissance green dudes, Ben Walmer, who is an architect at Limn Architects, chef and Co-Founder of the Highlands Dinner Club, and designer of Flocktown Farm a new 50-acre, sustainable organic farm in Long Valley, New Jersey.
The Sleeping Naked is Green segment: No More New Plastic – of course, this led to a memories of GD Meg’s personal revelations about participating in Plastic-Free February last year and some enlightened ideas of why we need to be more aware of how we interact with this man-made material. Listen to this week’s 5-min segment on the perils of plastic.
We also announced the winner of last week’s Eco Friendly Printer KNOW YOUR GREEN Quiz – Laureen Marston, who won a $50 Gift Certificate to the Eco Friendly Printer! This week’s Eco Friendly Printer KNOW YOUR GREEN Quiz will be about VOCs – What are they exactly? Please go to our facebook page and find this week’s quiz and play to win!
As always, please visit our website for LOTS of relevant links & resources from the show – Green Divas website.
Hope you’ll listen to this broadcast!