I had such a good time speaking at the National Institutes of Health on Earth Day Eve. I was nervous about speaking in front of a lot of people with big brains, but they laughed at my jokes and remained attentive as I blah blah blahed on and on for 45 minutes. I do need to bring an oven timer to these things, so I'll know when to back away from the podium.
ANYWAY. I always do a show-and-tell about my favorite green things that everyone should consider. Several people asked for a list of my items so here they are...
I came with a big yellow envirosax filled with books and magazines and other stuff. I love the environsax because they fold up into little pouches the size of a pack of cigarettes. Keep them in your purse or pocket and you'll always have a shopping bag. And they're cheap and colorful. Love that.
Click on the highlighted items and you'll find yourself at the various Web sites for my green favorites.
MUST HAVE MAGAZINES:
Mother Earth News: Everything from gardening to installing your own solar panels. You'll love Mother Earth!
Natural Home: It's a great green home decorating magazine.
E The Environmental magazine: Green news is coming fast and furious. Keep up with E!
Vegetarian Times: It's not just about beans and tofu anymore. See the glories of a plant-based diet.
Veg News: It's the vegan magazine. Great recipes and good updates on animal rights issues. My favorite.
MUST HAVE MEMBERSHIPS:
Green America: Formerly Co-op America. Green consumer organization that keeps everyone honest.
Earth Cinema Circle: The netflix of environmental films, except you get to keep them! Every month they send you a dvd with four films. Filmmakers take you around the world to show you what's being done and what we need to do.
Skinny Bitch: My bible. It will change the way you look at food.
Burning the Future: Coal in America: This award-winning documentary by David Novack will outrage you. I hope. See what mountaintop mining has done to the people of West Virginia. "Clean" coal? I don't think so.
As always, thank you for your attention.