Monday, December 28, 2009

STREETe FOOD Apparel and Art Show Set for January 16th, 2010

On the evening of January 16th, the gallery at Generation Sustain will host a launch party and art opening for the art and adventure inspired apparel company, Streete Food. We will be highlighting various artists from around New England as well as introducing the world to the latest spawn of Generation Sustain and brainchild of artist and snowboarder, Rob Cahill.

Design by, Jess Kooy 

Along with producing a line of most radical apparel, Streete Food aims to support and highlight young artists and designers that have a strong vision.

More information on all of these fronts will be coming soon, as well as times and details about the event.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Alie & Georgia take the NY Times

Our dear friends, Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, are featured in the New York Times today in the Fashion and Style Section. During their recent trip to NYC, I caught up with these babes at their party in the East Village. Alie has been a very good friend of mine since we met back in 2001 in Montana during the Montana AIDS Vaccine Ride.Please help these ladies out reading the article and getting this story to show up as "Most Emailed" on the NY Times site. All you need to do is click on the article and hit the "Email" button at the bottom. Email the article to me, to yourself, to friends, to a congressman, and ex-flame -- whomever -- over and over and over. It doesn't matter who. Take ten minutes and do it 20 times, and you will change the future of Alie and Georgia on Planet Earth.Also, you should watch their videos on the McNuggetini, the Ham Daiquiri, and the Bloody Bacon and Cheese. These drinks are sure to jazz up your Holiday parties!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday Musings: GREEN PORN

Obviously I'm playing catch up with you all. So, lets get reacquainted...with porn. Green Porn that is:
Green Porno is the brainchild of Isabella Rossellini who functions as writer, co-director, and star of this series of short films on the Sundance Channel. Each featurette functions as a mini documentary on animal sexuality and behavior. These shorts, fantastically scientifically accurate, are an insightful look into the curious manner in which these creatures fornicate. Rossellini, a critically acclaimed actress herself, has created a playful, educational fantasy world full of humor all while promoting the sustainability of our world's critters, great and small...and odd. Yahtzee!

Green Drinks, Blue Oceans

On December 8th, I had the pleasure of attending an exclusive Green Drinks event at the Prince George Ballroom in New York City. Hosted by Green Drinks NYC, the annual Holiday party was enthusiastically focused on Ocean Conservation and the need for Oceanic Education. Introductions were made by award winning Author and Founder of Blue Ocean Institute, Carl Safina(Song for the Blue Ocean: Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath the Seas, Eye of the Albatross: Views of the Endangered Sea, Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth's Last Dinosaur.)

The evening's keynote speaker, Dr. Sylvia Earle, addressed the critical issues facing our oceans and delved into her experiences as a marine biologist having logged over 7,000 hours underwater). Dr. Earle is a critically acclaimed oceanographer, a National Geographic "explorer-in-residence", was named a "hero of the planet" by Time magazine, and is also the 2009 TED Prize winner for her work on ocean conservation. It was truly an honor to be in the presence of such dedicated, intelligent people who love our oceans so dearly. Think Green, think Blue.

In recent decades we've learned more about the ocean than in all previous human history combined. But as our knowledge has exploded, so too has our power to upset the delicate balance of this complex organism. Modern overexploitation has driven many species to the verge of extinction, from tiny but indispensable biota to magnificent creatures like tuna, swordfish, and great whales.
Since the mid-20th century about half our coral reefs have died or suffered sharp decline; hundreds of oxygen-deprived "dead zones" blight our coastal waters; and toxic pollutants afflict every level of the food chain. Fortunately, there is reason for hope, and what we do—or fail to do—in the next ten years may well resonate for the next ten thousand.

The ultimate goal, is to find responsible, renewable strategies that safeguard the natural systems that sustain us.

– Sylvia Earle

Check out Green Drinks NYC, and if you are ever in the city on the second Tuesday of the month, join up and get connected. Many thanks to my dear friend Dylana Dillon for putting on such a fabulous event!

Also take a peek at:

Oceans in Google Earth

Citizens Campaign for the Environment

Natural Resources Defense Council


Pew Environment Group

Shark Savers

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Don't Eat Lunch Alone

On January 8th, 2010 at 12:30pm Eastern Standard Time, Generation Sustain, in collaboration with the Shelburne Falls Area Business Association, and The Donkey's Union, will host the first weekly, Don't Eat Lunch Alone - Freelancers' Lunch. Let's call it DELA.

The idea is to bring together freelancers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners, local to Shelburne Falls and the Pioneer Valley to eat lunch and see what happens. I know first hand that when it comes to running a business some of us are strong in some areas and weak in others. It's also quite usual that we get absorbed into our own worlds, so starting January 8th, each Friday, we'll be  providing a platform and loose structure to connect and discuss relevant topics.

For more information please get in touch. Specifics coming soon!