January 18, 2012
Illiana Gutierrez and Lawrence Spence tell about all the things going on at the Environmental Education Summit and the joys of teaching about the environment–and how that work leads to all sorts of things about learning.
Marina A. Coryat-Joseph and Dave Stewart, Stewart’s Packaging.
Houston’s move towards diverting yard trimmings and the use of compostable bags is an important step in Our City’s history. Join us in a conversation with Marina A. Coryat-Joseph, Public Information Manager, Solid Waste Management Department, City of Houston, Texas www.houstonsolidwaste.org AND Dave Stewart, Stewart’s Packaging – Stewart’s Packaging at the Airline Farmers Market is selling city approved compostable bags for yard trimmings and is the only stocking wholesale distributor of the Back to Nature biodegradable/compostable bags. www.stewartspackaging.com
Mark Illian and Nature Healing Nature “We believe that Nature offers solutions to human problems, after all, She has been successfully figuring things out for 4.5 billion years – we just need to learn how to listen and apply. Nature Healing Nature aims to help Global citizens take ownership for improving their health, living conditions and personal fulfillment using materials and lessons found in Nature.” Mark Illian and Monika Cikhart just returned from Togo, Africa. Visiting 9 villages to have a conversation about their concerns and problems. They offered the villagers no money, materials, or promises, “just a conversation about what other people are doing in the world to help themselves”. They gathered, they talked and then took action. They built latrines, purified their water, made rehydration solution, and began hand washing with a limited water supply. They are no longer waiting to have someone come and do it for them. Nature Healing Nature