Hold the Beef. Hong Kong's Green Monday Movement Builds a Flexitarian Globe

Bite-Sized Change

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Julie is committed to telling the story of where business meets good. She is the Founder of B Storytelling, a content development company specifically designed to help popularize the good happening through business. They do this by helping B Corps and other social enterprises identify, build and leverage their brands. She is also a writer for 3BL Media and Just Means and has been published in M&V Magazine and the Centre of Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge among others. Julie has an MBA in Managing for Sustainability from Marlboro Graduate School. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida and is laser focused on becoming a better surfer than her husband, Thomas. 

What Are Greens and Why Are They So Important?

What are Greens and Why are They so Important?

You hear it all the time: “Eat your greens!” But what does that mean and why should you do that? Well, this phrase literally means eat green-colored leafy vegetables. Some examples include:

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

From Freak to Favorite - Cycle of Adoption

The cycle of adoption is fascinating and worth examining:

A grass-roots movement springs up because an individual or small number of people wants to change something.

The majority deride him/her/them as freakish, weird, anarchistic, communist — whatever is most discrediting to what these folks are trying to do and will easily brand them and their efforts as “other.”

The media reports on it — either echoing the disdain or championing the dissent.

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Andrew Mellen is an organizational expert, public speaker, and the #1 best-selling author of Unstuff Your Life!

Andrew has helped tens of thousands of people worldwide to declutter and simplify their lives while regaining time for the things that matter.

A sought-after authority on organizing and productivity, Andrew's addressed audiences from The Great British Business Show to TEDx. 

Corporate clients include American Express, Genentech, NetApp, Time, Inc., and the US Depts. of Education and Homeland Security.

The media has dubbed Andrew “The Most Organized Man in America.” He writes a featured column called “Ask The Organizer” in Real Simple. In addition, he has written for and/or appeared in: The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, America Now, The Lisa Oz Show, The Nate Berkus Show, Oprah & Friends, Martha Stewart Living Today, ABC, NBC, CBS, CW11, HGTV, DIY Network, LiveWell Network, KnowMoreTV, Better Homes & Gardens, Ladies' Home Journal, Woman's Day, Family Circle, USA Today, GQ, InStyle, All You, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Healthy UK, American Way, numerous trade and travel publications, and NPR.

He leads workshops and speaks internationally while maintaining a private practice working with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies, trade associations, and non-profits to CEOs, award-winning filmmakers, and authors, as well as overwhelmed parents everywhere. 

In 2013, Andrew founded Unstuff U®, the world's first completely virtual personal organization training center, offering classes, workshops, and other online resources for businesses and individuals. 

Andrew is a member of the Experts Collective and serves on the faculty of the New York Open Center in New York City. He speaks frequently on the intersection of spirituality and organization at places including Omega Institute, San Francisco Zen Center, Tassajara, All Saints Church, JCC Manhattan, and the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, among others.

Previously, Andrew was an award-winning playwright, actor, producer, and director and the former Artistic Director of Alice B. Theater (Seattle), DC Arts Center (Washington, DC), and Shuttle Theater Company (New York). He is a contributing author to Yes Is the Answer: (And Other Prog-Rock Tales).

Andrew lives by his motto: More Love, Less Stuff!® 

Find him on the web at andrewmellen.com.

5 Urban Gardens Fresh Ideas: What's Been Growing, Glowing, Sowing, and Flowing

by Robin Plaskoff Horton | UrbanGardensWeb.com

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New York City rooftop gardens, design and photo by PullTab Design.

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Robin Plaskoff Horton is the publisher and creative director of the Webby-nominated and award-winning blog, Urban Gardens–a mix of urban style, design, and nature. Urban Gardens is a lifestyle story told from the ground up: from seed to harvest to kitchen while serving it all up in style, with cutting edge design objects in stylish outdoor rooms and indoor gardens. As a “coolspotter,” Robin explores the world's captivating travel destinations to experience what the global, multi-cultural, and creative universe is serving up in their own unique and sustainable style.

Urban Gardens is considered an "influencer" within the home and garden sector. Mashable named Urban Gardens "one of the top 10 must-follow home and garden Twitter accounts" and Better Homes and Gardens Magazine named Urban Gardens one of the top ten gardening blogs for 2015.

A seasoned speaker and workshop facilitator, Robin has facilitated storytelling workshops at the Mother Earth News Fair, Women at Woodstock, and The Entrepreneurial Womens Network, and was a featured speaker at the Garden Writers Association and the Garden Bloggers Conference. Robin is a contributor to Fix.com, Houzz, and has been a featured curator for Pickie and Luvocracy. 

8 Green Apps to Help You Save the World

by Ian Monroe | The Green Divas Green Dude

Tune in to this episode of Green Divas Green Dudes—I discuss how to save the world using our cell phones and digital devices! 

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The Green Divas share low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green through a weekly radio show, podcasts, videos and blog posts. Working with talented partners and credible sources, the Green Divas produce content on a variety of topics relating to a healthy green lifestyle. Visit The Green Divas website to learn more, and check out The Green Divas on FacebookGoogle+, and Twitter too!

Look Upward in Paris for Green Roofs and Solar Panels

by Tom Lawson / YES! Magazine

The new French law, which requires renewable energy or plants on all new commercial buildings, is the first of its kind at the national level.

Green rooftops will soon be sprouting up across France, thanks to a new law passed in March.

Rooftop vegetation will provide habitat for birds, absorb pollutants, and retain rainwater.

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YES! Magazine reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, we outline a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.

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04/06/2018
Bite-Sized Change After 13 years of pescetarianism, I might be reconsidering prosciutto and fried chicken. Tragic, to my purist, animal-loving friends, yes. But I feel like I don’t see the... read more
Wooden box filled with various kinds of lettuce and leafy greens
01/29/2018
What are Greens and Why are They so Important? You hear it all the time: “Eat your greens!” But what does that mean and why should you do that? Well, this phrase literally means eat green-... read more
View from behind woman sitting on bench inside box gazing at the ocean.
11/03/2016
The cycle of adoption is fascinating and worth examining: A grass-roots movement springs up because an individual or small number of people wants to change something. The majority deride him/... read more
close up dew drops on green leaves
04/21/2016
by Robin Plaskoff Horton | UrbanGardensWeb.com New York City rooftop gardens, design and photo by PullTab Design. With your busy life, it’s highly possible you missed one of the... read more
close up of cellphone taking photo of tree in background
12/03/2015
by Ian Monroe | The Green Divas Green Dude Tune in to this episode of Green Divas Green Dudes—I discuss how to save the world using our cell phones and digital devices!  Can... read more
green tinted image of paris cityscape
09/17/2015
by Tom Lawson / YES! Magazine The new French law, which requires renewable energy or plants on all new commercial buildings, is the first of its kind at the national level. Green rooftops will... read more
Assortment of green fruits and vegetables on wooden table.
04/06/2018
Bite-Sized Change After 13 years of pescetarianism, I might be reconsidering prosciutto and fried chicken. Tragic, to my purist, animal-loving friends, yes. But I feel like I don’t see the... read more
Wooden box filled with various kinds of lettuce and leafy greens
01/29/2018
What are Greens and Why are They so Important? You hear it all the time: “Eat your greens!” But what does that mean and why should you do that? Well, this phrase literally means eat green-... read more
View from behind woman sitting on bench inside box gazing at the ocean.
11/03/2016
The cycle of adoption is fascinating and worth examining: A grass-roots movement springs up because an individual or small number of people wants to change something. The majority deride him/... read more
close up dew drops on green leaves
04/21/2016
by Robin Plaskoff Horton | UrbanGardensWeb.com New York City rooftop gardens, design and photo by PullTab Design. With your busy life, it’s highly possible you missed one of the... read more
close up of cellphone taking photo of tree in background
12/03/2015
by Ian Monroe | The Green Divas Green Dude Tune in to this episode of Green Divas Green Dudes—I discuss how to save the world using our cell phones and digital devices!  Can... read more
green tinted image of paris cityscape
09/17/2015
by Tom Lawson / YES! Magazine The new French law, which requires renewable energy or plants on all new commercial buildings, is the first of its kind at the national level. Green rooftops will... read more