At Southeast Green, their priority is to create a dynamic business dialog and communicate how businesses, non-profits and governments in the Southeast are growing, changing and influencing sustainability. The mission of Southeastgreen.com is to promote a sustainable economy. - See more at: http://www.southeastgreen.com/index.php/contactadevertise-with-us/meet-southeast-green#sthash.0uR2hVgY.dpuf
Southeast Green is providing the platform to tell the story of companies, non-profits and governments who are committed to impacting their environment and communities in the Southeast. As the largest website of it's kind you will find an ever changing landscape of news, interviews and information on how you or your organization can participate in this growing shift of how we all conduct business and life sustainably.
Southeast Green is the proud and honored recipient of the 2009 Advocate of the Year from the Sustainability Division of the Department of Natural Resources for the State of Georgia. In 2011, Southeast Green received the Award of Excellence from Southface for it's distinguished service as a media partner to the Sustainability community.
Beth Bond, the Curator of Green and Sustainable Business News at Southeast Green, is the driving force of Southeast Green. As a Southerner, Bond was tired of hearing about everything "green" happening outside her native region which is what drove her to create the website.
Owning her own marketing company for over 15 years and working with sustainability groups, Beth knew the story of sustainability and green resided here in the Southeast. There was just no one place to tell the cohesive story of all the things that are happening in the Southeast. Since relaunching Southeast Green in September 2008, Bond has been establishing even broader liaisons and partners to help continue the story of green and sustainability.
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Betsey Brewer is V.P. of Marketing and Executive Director of Conservation and Research through EARTH Ltd. at Southwick’s Zoo. She has been an Executive at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon, MA for 30 years. Growing up in a family owned and operated zoo has given Betsey years of experience with many exotic species. She has successfully raised domestic animals as well as, parrots, kangaroos and other marsupials, many primates including several prosimians, a giraffe, a camel, lions, tigers, leopards, warthogs, bearded pigs, and porcupines.
Ms. Brewer is also Executive Director and founder of EARTH Ltd. (Environmental Awareness of Resources and Threatened Habitats). Dedicated and educated in animal behavior and wildlife conservation, she has given thousands of lectures to audiences of all age groups. She holds a B.A. degree from Wheaton College and a Master's of Arts degree in Wildlife Conservation from Vermont College of Norwich University. She has worked with many television and radio programs. She also worked on a show for Animal Planet titled "Growing Up Camel."
Being extremely passionate about rhinos, Betsey developed the program “Rhino Encounters” in 2014 for Southwick’s Zoo in support of EARTH Ltd. and the International Rhino Foundation. A rhino encounter is an hour long session of facts about rhino conservation, a video clip and a hands on experience meeting the zoo’s resident rhino’s, Thelma and Louise. It is Betsey’s hope to create an awareness about these amazing creatures while encouraging an awareness to save all 5 rhino species.
Betsey Brewer is a member of the Audubon Society, The Chestnut Hill Meeting House Association, Alumni of the Blackstone Valley Leadership Program, Board of Director for the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, Past Board of Directors for the Milford Area Chamber of Commerce, an active member of the Board of Directors for the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation, an active Board of Director for Ocean Matters and a Corporator for Milford Regional Medical Center.
In the past Betsey has spearheaded the "Trips to the Tropics" to bring educators and students to Central America where biodiversity and a variety of eco-systems are celebrated and protected. She would like to continue this project in the future. The Blue Moon Beach House and Lodge in Utila, Bay Islands is one of her projects which exists to spark an awareness about coral reef ecology while bringing visitors to a beautiful and peaceful part of our planet.
Betsey Brewer lives in Mendon with her husband, Robert Bethel and their two dogs, Charlie and Emma. She has two grown sons, Seth and Luke Weatherhead who are also an important part of the Southwick’s family business.
Bonnie Combs is the Marketing Director for Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc.
The Blackstone Heritage Corridor is dab in the middle of southern New England! Easy to reach from Boston, Hartford, and all of the northeast.
What does the Blackstone Heritage Corridor have to offer?
Bonnie is the marketing director for the nonprofit Blackstone Heritage Corridor, has launched a new program to encourage anglers to clean up after themselves. Called "Fish Responsibly," it aims to get people to clean up used monofilament fishing line, which is particularly harmful because it can entangle wildlife. Once it’s collected, the line can be recycled by monofilament manufacturer Berkley. Read more...
The BHC is preparing a new Strategic Plan. Why? It will:
To facilitate this planning process, the BHC Board of Directors has created several mission-related subcommittees. The work of the subcommittees will be viewable on this section of the website. Public input is encouraged and there will be many public meetings on both the elements of and full draft of the BHC Strategic Plan. If you have any questions about the process, please contact Charlene Cutler, BHC’s executive director at 401-765-2211 or Ccutler@BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org.
Using a model that responds to the debates over the past decade, the United Nations now uses a method of 4 Circles of Sustainability, distinguishing economic, ecological, political and cultural sustainability.
Ideally, every action we take and every decision we make will consider the impacts on these 4 Circles. A sustainable activity is one that can be repeated; it will not use more resources than are being created.
The mission of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor is to work with community partners to preserve and promote the Valley’s historic, cultural, natural and recreational resources for current and future generations.
Historically, when mills used the power of the river and disposed of hazardous materials into the same water, the ecology of the river system suffered. Our actions today seek a balance through creativity and innovation that supports and promotes development which, in turn, supports and promotes our environmental systems, as well as our social and cultural systems.
This results in strong, resilient communities that embrace all 4 elements of sustainability. The future will provide opportunities for communities that are stronger and more creative than the ones we have today.
If you are local to the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, save the date for their open house. They have just moved to Whitinsville and want you to see their new home! June 15 4 to 7pm!
HEX founder, Drew Westervelt, was playing professional sports when he noticed that his apparel and tech gear would still stink, even after they had been washed. He discovered that odor meant bacteria was alive and well in his laundry.
After researching traditional laundry detergents, he couldn’t find a solution (traditional laundry detergents haven’t evolved in 50 years, and most simply mask odors rather than eliminate the bacteria that cause recurring smells). Furthermore, bacteria plus the scratches and scrapes of sports could mean infection – even illness.
Drew searched for a solution and partnered with scientists in the cleaning industry. And that’s where HEX Performance was born.
Instead of relying on old methods to clean new fabrics, HEX started from scratch to develop the best clean inspired by today’s active wear. The result is an evolved science that works on all fabrics, delivers a better cleaning experience, proactively protects fabrics against future stink and stains, and offers a host of extra benefits. It could be the biggest breakthrough in laundry cleaning in decades.
As a 9-year professional lacrosse player, Drew Westervelt has traveled the world competing and performing at the highest level, discovering first-hand the challenge of washing performance wear and athletic gear.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Drew has deep roots in his hometown. After graduating from UMBC, it was only natural to build HEX in the city he loved.
Drew’s rejection of the status quo and his experience in team management both on and off the field led to the development of HEX products that are changing what clean means for laundry today.
Drew is offering a coupon for any of my listeners through June 1, 2016. Just go to www.hexperformance.com and use "cleaningcoach" in the checkout to recieve $2.50 off your order.
We also have a giveaway set up here. Enter to win a box of Hex Performance products. http://gvwy.io/5defjdc