Nancy Weil began her green crusade in Mercer Island, WA. She created and implemented a composting and recycling program for the SJCC’s preschool — teaching faculty, family and student education to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost at the school level. Nancy’s next target: Lakeridge Elementary School. Her program reduced their lunchroom trash by 90%. This program spread to West Mercer Elementary School and High School level. Nancy is the lead facilitator on the District’s Green team to get the District Level 1 Certification through King County. She helped make the MI Farmers Market “Zero Waste”, is a member of the Green Ribbon Commission, is the green consult for the Community for Mindful Parents and contributes to http://www.parentmindfully.com. Nancy co-founded GreenInYourHood in 2009.
Suzie Roth began her green crusade several years ago in Santa Monica, CA, via consulting projects for local and national not-for-profits. Initially, she guided efforts in the areas of visual design and mobile/environmental/guerrilla outreach. As her clients’ causes began to take root within her professional life, she got more active on a personal, local level. After becoming a mom and attending a local Sustainable Works workshop series, she was compelled to do more to pro-actively greenify the world around her. To this end, Suzie co-founded GreenInYourHood in 2009 to empower working parents to incorporate small steps, activities, practices to ensure a greener future.
Tina Link began her green crusade long before it was chic and isn’t afraid to speak her mind. She’s a mover and a shaker, a rockin’ visual/Flash designer, was a bass player (in a former life), is an amazing maker of organic smoothies, finder (and attender) of local, free, green events, and most importantly, an amazing mom. She does the right thing quietly and mindfully and cheer leads for other do-gooders like crazy. Her current fabulous MO: Unify. Simplify. Greenify!
Charlsie Sturm officially began her green crusade when she landed in Santa Monica, CA, and began interning for GIYH. A recent college graduate, Charlsie believes that big change can come from small steps. Recycling and repurposing is her latest endeavor as she attempts to furnish her apartment with minimal cost and waste. She loves trolling around thrift stores and is a firm believer in “one persons trash is another’s treasure”.
Trisha Roth, M.D., began her green crusade when she became a parent. Two major areas of focus of professional and volunteer work have been substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, and reducing exposure to secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing and public areas. Trisha is pediatrician, has been in private practice since 1973, has served on the Boards of both the Los Angeles County Medical Association, the Los Angeles County Women’s Medical Association, the Board of SHARE!, the LA County West District Health Department Advisory Council, the LA County Maternal Child Health Advisory Council, the Los Angeles County Policy Coalition on Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs. Trisha was an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA, and an Assistant Clinical Instructor at UC Irvine.
Samantha Roth began her green crusade when she realized that her office building AND condo didn’t recycle. And that there was no where to compost nearby. Her pursuit of solutions to the challenges quickly trumped her pursuit of the perfect juicer and home-brewed kombucha and continue to keep her out of trouble…most of the time.
Emi Carvell began her green crusade sixteen years ago. When diagnosed with a massive brain tumor and given six months to live, after undergoing a successful experimental procedure, she decided to change direction. She became a master gardener, a full time volunteer for JVS and other non-profits, and a zero-waste ambassador to conserve our natural resources and preserve our environment. The only sign of her disability? The loss of one eye, but definitely not her vision.