Category Archives: Health

Sonal Nandanwar, activist and Gracie Cavnar

Sep 16th 2009

Interview with Sonal Nandanwar, activist and Gracie Cavnar, founder and president of Recipe for Success.

JClimate change, global change. Sonal Nandanwar, a 17 year old student from England has a concern, a passion brewing. How can she affect a change on a global issue? How can she be a part of the solution?

Sonal took a holiday in Houston several weeks ago and decided she wanted to be an intern in a project surrounding climate change. The word went out through the CEC network and she came to us through Nan Hildreth, Nancy Edwards, and Bob Randall. Sonal had a palate of issues to choose from and opted for the changes in the gulf coast region and related that to the changes in the Maldives, islands in the Indian Ocean. She interviewed a number of people including Jim Blackburn to learn more about Our gulf coast region.

Sonal produced her report as a segment to air on Our program, Eco-Ology. Join us.


Gracie Cavnar, founder and president of Recipe for Success a Houston based organization with a non-profit 501C3 status as a charity dedicated to combating childhood obesity by changing the way children understand, appreciate and eat their food.

Recipe for Success partners with HISD, the City of Houston, local chefs, and a host of volunteers to Houston and the nation, eating is fun and healthy eating is REALLY fun.

Programs include: Chefs in Schools in which a Houston chef visits a local school and teaches monthly classes on how to cook healthy and delicious snacks and meals.

Recipe Garden in which participating elementary schools plant, tend, and harvest their own produce from gardens created on school grounds. The produce is then used in recipes for “seed-to-plate” school lunches and snacks. Eat it! Food Adventures a cookbook for kids.
Listen now

Print Friendly

Mark Illian

Mon Jun 1st 2009

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

Listen now

Print Friendly