"For each of us there is some mission in life if we but find it. All have some definite thing to do, something for which they have been created; and only the doing of this thing will justify their existence here on earth. If we come into the world and occupy space and time without giving back for this privilege, we have not justified ourselves, and our lives in the end are barren." ~ Hay

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Inner Beauty Workshops Field Trip – Green festival NYC 2012

On Saturday, April 21st I ventured into NYC to spend the day at the Green Festival at Javits Center.  The main reason I wanted to attend was to meet Jeffrey Smith, Author of “Seeds of Deception” and “Genetic Roulette.”  I completely admire this man who has fought tirelessly to make the public aware of the dangers of genetically modified foods.  He maintains an informational website; Institute for Responsible Technology (http://www.responsibletechnology.org/) which has the most up-to-date news on GMO’s.  He has developed a labeling system for items that do NOT contain GMO’s.  Please visit his website to request a shopping guide brochure that contains products from manufacturers who are free & clear of genetically modified ingredients. 
Jeffrey Smith, Green Festival NYC 2012
Jeffrey Smith presented the most recent science validating the dangers of GMO’s.  Please visit his website for this information.
Christine Segal, Jeffrey Smith, Green Festival NYC 2012

*You can educate yourself about GMO’s for the price of a movie and popcorn...think about it!
I also attended a lecture of the delightful Frances Moore Lappe.  She discussed her new book “Eco-Mind.  Changing the Way We Think, to Create The World We Want.”  Her message is for each and every one of us, no matter what age, to set our fears aside and collectively focus on solutions to the problems our world faces today. 
Frances Moore Lappe, Christine Segal - Green Festival NYC 2012

Here is her book at Amazon:

I had a blast looking at all the vendor tables.  There was such a variety of eco-savvy information there.  I liked all the vendors and what they had to offer, however, here are a few that really caught my eye: 

1.    Mr. Ellie Pooh is a fair trade company that makes paper products out of elephant poo.  That’s right; the paper is made from 50 percent fiber from elephant dung and 50 percent from post consumer paper.  I was handed a sample of this paper at the festival.  It reminds me of what construction paper used to look like when I was a kid.  Check them out:  www.mrelliepooh.com

2.    Walleska Ecochicc is an innovative company who uses recycled aluminum can tabs to make items such as pocketbooks, belts, vests or jewelry.  These items will definitely make a statement wherever you g o.  Please visit their website to view items:  www.ecochicc.com

3.    I just loved the kale chips from Alive & Radiant Foods.  The kale chips are raw, gluten free, and made with organic ingredients.  There are many varieties including Southwest Ranch, Tarragon Dijon and Cheezy Chips.  http://blessingsaliveandradiantfoods.com/

4.    Phytopod is a gardening container that allows you to grow a 20 square foot garden in a 2’ x 2’ space.  Now you have no excuses as to why you cannot grow your own garden.  Check this out:  http://verticalhomegardens.com/

5.    Kopali Organics had samples of wonderful Kopali Chocolates which originated from Peru.  They have no refined sugars, no cholesterol, no transfats, no dairy, no animal products, vegan and gluten free.  Flavors include:  organic dark chocolate covered banana, organic dark covered goji berries and organic dark chocolate covered cocao nibs.  Here is the website for further information:  www.kopali.com

I cannot wait until next year!

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