Education and action in green by example are Blue Planet Almanac’s subject this month. Blue Planet Almanac’s stories will focus on the applied experiences of the broadcasting Miss Arkansas, Tamara Henry, Mike Flynn, co-founder of the watershed green business conference, Opportunity Green as well as Opportunity Green board of advisors member, entrepreneur and Red Bull pro athlete Jamie Simon.
Tune into HealthyLife.net on Monday, January 25, 2010 at 8:00 AM Pacific, and click “Listen Live” to absorb the knowledge that Mike, Tamara and Jamie can provide about individual green choices, with examples of how to live them every day and also expand your sphere of green influence and action.
Tamara Henry on CNN’s Local Edition
Tamara Henry brings a wide variety of talents to an interpretation of green and blue, which includes having been Miss Arkansas, an actress, a green broadcaster with Green T With Tamara television with an emphasis on the choices inherent in cherishing the Earth, and also a documentary producer with Vanilla Fire Productions. Tamara will discuss those experiences including her new involvement with the Miss America Pageant as it endeavors to go green for the first time since it’s 1921 beginnings with Tamara’s Green Is Gorgeous interactive eco-contest.
Mike Flynn, educated as a mechanical engineer but possessing uncommon approachability, is Opportunity Green’s co-founder. From the Opportunity Green Website, Mike is: “… the quintessential upcoming, young green entrepreneur who has removed ‘mutually exclusive’ from the outdated attitude in business toward social responsibility and profitability.”
Mike is a heavy-duty surfer and snowboarder, but: “… in 2007 at UCLA, Opportunity Green put together a sold-out green business conference for 500+ attendees that featured keynotes like Kevin Wall from Live Earth; inspiring, educating, and connecting a business community towards an environmentally sustainable mindset.
After the (initial) success of Opportunity Green 2007, Mike and four friends took a hiatus from corporate life to create Feral Green, where they embarked on a humanitarian and ecological adventure and surf trip from Newport Beach, California to the Southern tip of South America in a vegetable oil burning 4×4 truck. The Feral Green mission was to educate and promote alternative fuels and ecological conservation in classrooms and communities throughout Latin America.”
CNN Local Edition with Opportunity Green’s co-founder Mike Flynn
Opportunity Green’s 2009 speaker and workshop line-up included founders and distinguished pros from Clorox, Method Home, LA Department of Water and Power, Johnson & Johnson, BusinessWeek, Wired magazine, X-Prize Foundation, Barney’s New York, Ecofabulous and The Story of Stuff.
Opportunity Green has also created a very successful contest to encourage the best and brightest in sustainable business and technology with its OG25: “…a peer-nominated, interactive quest to seek out rising stars and innovative enterprises redefining our future and proving that business is a real force for change… open to the most promising start-ups committed to building the new green economy. OG25 highlights the importance of initiatives in clean technology, product design, mobility, social innovation, water and resource conservation, food systems, community development and more.”
Jamie Simon’s new company, Powerzoa was one of OG25′s winners in 2009 for its Powerzoa product. As President of Canopy Strategies and Founder of Powerzoa: “…Jamie’s primary responsibility is to identify programs that restore the environment, increase profitability, reduce risk, and improve brand value for large and small corporations.
As a former World Champion and Red Bull athlete in Freestyle kayaking, Jamie has a deep connection to nature. Her goals include finding the intersection of nature and business where they profit most, and delivering this unique intersection through her work in corporate social responsibility.
Powerzoa is a smart plug that fits between your appliances and wall outlets. The plug measures your energy usage and sends data to a personalized website where you can schedule appliances to turn on and off automatically, saving electricity, lowering energy costs and helping the environment.”
Jamie is a board member for Opportunity Green, and recently finished her 10 years with Red Bull North America as its Director of Sustainability. Before that post, Jamie oversaw Sports Marketing Programs and Field Marketing for Red Bull.
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