“It’s important for us to pay attention to our own health and well-being. Eating a healthy diet, surrounding ourselves in a toxin-free environment, and staying away from chemicals whenever possible are all ways to help make your life the best it can be.”

Are You Living Large For the Long Haul? Ask Clark Howard

Clark Howard, a New York Times Bestselling Author and one of Atlanta’s favorite personalities, has just released his new book, Living Large For the Long Haul: Consumer-Tested Ways to Overhaul Your Finances, Increase Your Savings, and Get Your Life Back on Track. Those of you outside Atlanta, might recognize Clark from his consumer reporting featured on CNN. The book is a collection of real life stories of Americans who have saved, and those who have lost and rebounded. Clark uses these stories to offer realistic advice on how to maximize your savings, retirement and costs.

I’m excited to share that yours truly is featured in one of Clark’s chapters. (more…)

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Saving The Planet Gets Personal: Laura Turner Seydel

I was recently interviewed by Michael Charles Tobias from Forbes.  We covered a lot of ground including the future, some of my recent travels with the Turner Foundation, as well as, reproductive rights.

Michael Tobias: Laura, like your dad, Ted Turner, whom I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for nearly a quarter-century, you fluently manage a vast ecological portfolio of convictions, commitments, and philanthropy. Georgia, your home state, appears to play a key part in that, as does clean air and water, robust river environments, LEED-standard housing, environmental education for youth, and collaborations with corporations, as well as a strong fellowship with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. At the same time, you’ve mentioned to me your commitments to family health in parts of West Africa, and the Captain Planet Foundation. You’re everywhere. Most recently, you were at the Rio+20 Summit, and then in Scotland for the TEDGlobal 2012 event.  With so much positive energy flowing your way, what are you most worried about? (more…)

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Building an Eco-Home – Living on Earth Interview

I recently did my second interview for Living on Earth! I had the chance to speak with Steve Curwood about energy efficient homes. About five years ago, Rutherford and I built our home EcoManor. EcoManor was the first Gold LEED residence in the Southeast! Having the opportunity to create our own energy efficient home was a dream come true for Rutherford and I. (more…)

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Testing For Toxins – Living on Earth Interview

About seven years ago my father, son and I participated in the first intergenerational toxic body burden test. I recently spoke to Living on Earth’s Steve Curwood about the experience and the changes I made as a result. You can check out the interview here! (more…)

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{Interview} Best Self Magazine – Local eco-advocate Laura Turner Seydel talks to Best Self

How did your childhood affect the way you feel about the environment today?
I was raised in a family where media was important and my dad has strong values about what people watched on television. He believed what they watch was a very powerful tool that could both educate and motivate them. This is why he was compelled to launch CNN.

Growing up, my siblings and I would watch the documentaries that were sent to my father for consideration to put on air. We were privy to cutting edge information about what was going on in developing countries around the world. (more…)

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