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PROFESSOR HUGH SEALY – CLIMATE CHANGE FROM THE CARIBBEAN PERSPECTIVE
Professor Hugh Sealy's Perspective from the Island of Grenada on climate change. A rise in ocean levels can wipe out his Country and what he is doing now to assist the 39 countries he represents.
Asarasi - Harvesting Fresh Water from Maple Trees!
Asarasi Sparkling Tree Water is a unique sustainable product that creates jobs and helps farmers. Millions of gallons of tree-filtered water are re-captured by Adam Lazar's company to create a naturally pure water that comes from the water that is not used in the maple syrup production process.
For more information, please visit http://asarasi.com
Your hosts for this show: Richard Solomon (WCWP), Antonio Saillant (Rock it Green Radio) and Rick Frishman!!! Our guest is CEO and founder Adam Lazar.
Ready Set Grow, Scott Massey of Hydro Grow LLC
Scott Massey, Founder and CEO of Hydro Grow LLC, recently formed a strategic partnership with Red Giant Union to ensure that local food systems maintain a pioneering edge as our economies continue to grow.
Our nation's agricultural system is not only failing to meet the current food demand, but it is unacceptably wasteful and inefficient. Scott Massey is a firm believer that this has created the perfect opportunity for an automated, hydroponic appliance to disrupt multiple markets by eliminating a user's dependence on a grocery store for most produce. He has worked at the Purdue Horticulture college as an engineer for the past year on a NASA funded research project to create a hydroponic system for future space colonies. He applied his experience to a personal venture (Hydro Grow LLC) to create a fully-functional hydroponic appliance, and is currently developing his second generation model.
Although he has been self-funding the launch of Hydro Grow LLC, He recently expanded his focus to business pitch competitions for more startup capital. Hydro Grow LLC was fortunate enough to win a total of $35,000 in startup grant/investment funding in the past month at all 3 competitions. First place of $5,000 at the Innovation Connector's Big Pitch Competition, First place of $5,000 at Purdue University’s Schurz Innovation Challenge, Winner of $25,000 investment from the Purdue University’s Agcelerater Competition.
For more information visit: http://www.hydrogrow.site/
The Natural World as Seen and Expressed by Alex Beard - painter and environmental advocate
Sometimes, its best to quote a guest's website-- this is the bio listed at http://www.alexbeardstudio.com
American painter and author Alex Beard is best known for his elaborate wildlife compositions created in his signature style of gestural painting, which he has coined “Abstract Naturalism.”
Fueled by curiosity about the cultures and wildlife he had been exposed to in his early years, Alex has spent much of his life traveling to the some of the world’s most remote wildlife outposts - paintbrush in hand. His time in nature enables him to continually hone his style – creating complex compositions in which abstraction and figuration collide, while exploring themes of cultural and environmental interconnectivity.
Alex’s studio in the heart of the New Orleans’ Art’s District is both the creative hub of his artistic practice and a successful enterprise.
The studio is open to the public to encourage and foster interaction between the artist and his audience.
(He also is an awesome radio guest!)
Linda Booker’s Last Straw
Antonio Saillant and Richard Solomon discuss with documentary filmmaker, Linda Booker’s “Straws” film. The film aims to entertain and inspire action by showing how individuals, groups and business owners around the globe are working to rid plastic straws through awareness, outreach and policy change. “Together we can make a sea of change one plastic straw at a time.” Linda’s experience playing in brooks and streams as a child instilled a love and respect for nature that now drives the mission of her company By the Brook Productions, LLC: To show stories and spotlight issues that enlighten and entertain as well as inspire solutions and possibilities for a healthier planet.
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CEO OF RUBICON AGRICULTURE' CHRIS MOORMAN
The CEO of Rubicon Agriculture, an Indiana-based agricultural manufacturing company whose flagship product, the AgroBox, is an automated hydroponic growing facility built inside of an upcycled 40' shipping container. By combining state of the art manufacturing controls automation to the growing process, Rubicon has designed a climate controlled manufacturing facility capable of growing nutritious, hyperlocal produce year-round in the neighborhoods where it is consumed, independent of the vagaries of the weather. In a US fresh produce system that gets more than 50% of all produce and 82% of all fresh greens from a systemically water deficient California, this is an industry trend combining with a climate trend, and Rubicon Ag stands ready to take advantage.
One More Generation - How Two Kids Are Saving Our Planet
One More Generation (OMG) was founded in 2009 by 8 year old Carter and 7 year old Olivia. Carter and his Sister Olivia are both extremely passionate about animals and conservation. Following the adoption of Cheetahs in South Africa, Carter and Olivia began to question why humans would need to adopt wild animals like the cheetah. Carter and Olivia soon learned of the pressing issues surrounding endangered species, and knew they had to act.
Carter and Olivia started their own nonprofit in an effort to help educate children and adults about the plight of endangered species. Carter and Olivia’s intention is to preserve all species for at least One More Generation… and beyond.
For more information visit: http://onemoregeneration.org
Please visit http://OneLessStraw.org
Healing Seekers' Amy Greeson - The Medicine Hunter
Amy Greeson is a pharmacist who travels the world in search of plants with healing properties. Her trips have taken her around the world (sometimes in treacherous conflict zones) to meet local healers and to learn their remedies. This show was so important that we assembled a team of co-hosts: Antonio Saillant from Rock it Green, Susan Sachs (a Chinese medicine practitoner) and Richard Solomon from Taking Care of Business. Amy's wesbite is www.healingseekers.com and Susan's website is www.susansachsaccupuncture.com. Rock it Green, the platform for sustainability.
Amy's work may save your life - follow her on social media and explore the world in search of the cures for the diseases that plague our planet. As antibiotics and other medicines are becoming less effective, the quest to find cures is on as we race against time as the Rain Forests and Jungles are disappearing and with it our hopes for new cures.
OUR SUSTAINABLE TEAMThe People that are Passionately committed to protecting the future of our planet, for our generation and most importantly the generations to come.
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