Recently, one of my heroes, Andrew Young, celebrated his 80th birthday. I was fortunate enough to be in attendance at his birthday celebration, and it was truly a night to remember. The night was a once in a lifetime chance to be surrounded by so many people that I respect and admire. (more…)
Happy Friday Everyone!
Tonight is the public premiere of To The Arctic, in Atlanta, at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s IMAX theater. Unfortunately I will miss it as I am on my way to Washington D.C. to speak at Mobilize the Earth for Earth Day, BUT my family and I will be seeing it as soon as possible! From the film’s website – (more…)
I was recently in Colorado listening to the GREAT Michael Pollan! Did you see Food, Inc? He was the narrator. Michael Pollan wrote The Omnivore’s Dilemma in 2006. (more…)
On my trip to Ghana last week I had the opportunity to visit the facility of one of my favorite companies in the world, Trashy Bags. (more…)
This is your chance to tell the FDA you want to know: you want to know if the food you are eating is genetically engineered (GE). These are foods are altered at the molecular level in ways that could not happen naturally. The reality is we are a long way from knowing the health effects of these foods, and perhaps even farther from federal regulation. So this campaign poses the question, shouldn’t you have a right to participate in this giant experiment or not? (more…)
A couple weeks ago I shared some exciting news about my brother Beau’s new television program, Beau Knows Outdoors. This week I thought I would give my sister Jennie a shout-out for her Emmy-winning series, EcoSense for Living. The “Green Jobs” episode won an Emmy for the Informational/Instructional category in the 2011 Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards. I am so proud of my little sister, and all my siblings for that matter. Each of them have proven to be such an inspiration for me. (more…)
I had such a fun time with Shaunya Chavis and Kimberley Kennedy from the Chat Room this weekend.
A couple of the highlights from the show were floating plastic islands twice the size of the US, germophobic childrens’ first reaction to gardening, and the fact that cosmetic companies make 2 versions of the same product – 1 clean for Europe and 1 toxic for the US. (more…)