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PUBLISHER & EDITOR IN CHIEF CREATIVE DIRECTOR SOCIAL MEDIA

ANNA GRIFFIN JOHANNA BJÖRK AHLIA BETHEA REBECCA BAUGH MARIA OSECHINSKAYE

DIRECTOR OF TRANSMEDIA FASHION DIRECTOR

KAREN SNYDER SARAH GRIFFIN BERNS

FASHION EDITOR

JOHANNA BJÖRK

BEAUTY DIRECTOR

BRANDIE GILLIAM

BEAUTY EDITOR

MEGAN PORSCHEN

TRAVEL EDITOR

NICHOLA ZED

CULTURAL EDITOR

JODIE DALMEDA

VEGAN EDITOR

EVA BLOOMFIELD

EVENTS EDITOR

MONICA GARCIA

FEATURES EDITORS

BETH DOANE STAR NOOR

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS

COURTNEY GERRING FIONA TEDDS KELLY GALLAGHER

CELEBRITY EDITOR CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

ASHLAN GORSE MITCH HEDLUND STARRE VARTAN LAURISSA TRUEMPER MOIRA SCOTT JOSEPH PERLMUTTER

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

BRIAN BOWEN SMITH RUSSELL BAER STEPHEN BUSKEN EMILY PEREZ RAUL ROMO MARTINA JONES

ASSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHER KEY MAKE UP ARTIST CONTRIBUTING MAKE UP ARTISTS

ANGEL ROMERO MEGAN PORSCHEN RACHEL VANG MIKAL SKY

KEY HAIRSTYLIST CONTRIBUTING HAIRSTYLIST WARDROBE STYLIST WARDROBE ASSISTANT ART DIRECTION

BRIAN BOWMAN TIMOTHY REG POWELL PHU STYLES AMBER WILKERSON CHRISTINA STEEL

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CONTENTS EDITOR’S LETTER

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CONTRIBUTORS

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COCO ECO EDITOR LOVES

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BY ANNA GRIFFIN

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FASHION MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA

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BY FIONA TEDDS

FASHION EDITOR LOVES

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BY JOHANNA BJÖRK

SPOTLIGHT ON FASHION: FASHION FOR THE FUTURE

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BY JOHANNA BJÖRK

VEGAN EDITOR LOVES

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BY EVA BLOOMFIELD

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR LOVES

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BEAUTY

BY COURTNEY GERRING

TRASH TO TREASURE PHOTOGRAPHED BY RUSSELL BAER

TREND ALERT: BOLD BROWS & BERRY LIPS

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BY BRANDIE GILLIAM

WINTER BEAUTY ESSENTIALS

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BY ANNA GRIFFIN

BEAUTY TEAM LOVES

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BY BRANDIE GILLIAM & MEGAN PORSCHEN

APPLE PIE SMOOTHIE

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BY LAURISSA TRUEMPER

SPOTLIGHT ON BEAUTY: EVOLUE BEAUTY

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BY MEGAN PORSCHEN

A BEAUTY STORY

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY RAUL ROMO

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TRASH’D ISSUE 30 U Fall/Winter 2014

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CELEBRITY TALKING TRASH WITH BILL MAHER

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BY MITCH HEDLUND

WARRIOR WOMEN EARTH ANGELS

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BY JODIE DALMEDA

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CULTURE FEATURES EDITOR LOVES

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BY BETH DOANE

WASTED

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BY NICHOLA ZED

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR LOVES

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BY FIONA TEDDS

DETRASH OUR OCEANS

MEN WE LOVE REVOLUTIONARIES

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MERCEDES BENZ B-CLASS ELECTRIC DRIVE

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ECO CHIC GUIDE TO DUBAI

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ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION

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ECO CHIC RESORT: CASA MARINA IN KEY WEST

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BY STARRE VARTAN

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ECO CHIC RETREAT: CAL-A-VIE

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BY BETH DOANE

UNTRASH YOUR TRAVEL BY ASHLAN GORSE COSTEAU

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UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE SUMMIT

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THIS PARTY SAVES LIVES

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RAW FOR THE OCEANS

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KIEHL’S LIVERIDE FOR AMFAR

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EARTH ROCKS!

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LETTER TO YOU TRASH’D!

Photo: Martina Jones

In the process of producing TRASH’D, I have often been asked two questions... What is the meaning of the title, and why are we doing an entire issue focused on garbage (both usually accompanied by a quizzical look). It’s simple. We have a critical situation with the amount of trash we are pouring into the planet. According to the UN, the world population will continue to grow to an estimated 9.6 billion people in 2050, yet the reality is we already have limited capacity on where to put our waste. China now rejects the US’s recycling containers due to contamination, which results in it being dumped into the land. Chemicals pollute our waterways and soil, with precious metals such as tons of gold being discarded. At the same time, we are H[KDXVWLQJWKH(DUWK¡VÀQLWHUHVRXUFHVIRUQHZPDWHULDOVWR meet our ever-growing consumption while continuing to expel CO2s into the atmosphere. And then there are the gyres — giant patches of plastic debris (one known to be the size of Texas) à RDWLQJLQRXURFHDQV6RLQDQVZHUWRWKHWZRTXHVWLRQVWKDW is why we created an issue called TRASH’D. This is a very exciting and special edition of Coco Eco. In our cover story, Talking Trash With Bill Maher, the satirist and political commentator, gets Real about the US’s urgent need to re-think recycling, bringing his usual acerbic wit and humor to this critical conversation. Our fashion story, Trash to Treasure, highlights the glamour of eco couture, with fabulous gowns shot against the backdrop of an electronic recycling plant in Fresno, CA. This shoot was an incredible feat, and working a long day through intense noise, heat and dust, our team created stunning visuals. Featuring environmental activists, Leonardo DiCaprio Jessica Alba and Jeremy Irons; eco-chic travel (Dubai, the Florida Keys, and La Jolla, CA); essential winter beauty tips and gorgeous gift ideas for the season, there is something for everyone in this edition.

ACCORDING TO THE UN, THE WORLD POPULATION WILL CONTINUE TO GROW TO AN ESTIMATED 9.6 BILLION PEOPLE IN 2050, YET THE REALITY IS WE ALREADY HAVE LIMITED CAPACITY ON WHERE TO PUT OUR WASTE. Special thanks to Coco Eco’s brilliant editorial family who once more deliver a stellar magazine, tackling an uncomfortable subject with their talent, knowledge and grace. Together, we would like to thank to our Sponsor, Electronic Recycler’s International, Inc, in particular their President, John Shegerian. Both John and our mutual friend, Recycle Across America’s Executive Director, Mitch Hedlund, supported us throughout, lending their vast experience and wisdom to our pages. Without them this issue would not have been possible. We hope you enjoy TRASH’D, and wish you a wonderful holiday season. As always we request that you pass this print LVVXHRQRQFH\RXDUHGRQHZLWKLW NHHSLQJLWRXWRIWKHODQGÀOO  and remember your three R’s: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle. If we all do our part, together we can make a great impact.

Warmest,

ANNA GRIFFIN PUBLISHER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

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CONTRIBUTORS

HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH TRASH IN YOUR LIFE?

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“I buy organic food in bulk from Whole Foods or at my local farmers’ market to cut down on plastic waste. I’m a vegetarian, helping to cut down greenhouse gas emissions and water waste. I buy clothes second hand, and use cruelty-free, sustainably sourced makeup and skincare.”

“I usually deal with the trash in my life by trading it in, giving it away, recycling it, upcycling it, or composting it. If the trash is truly trash, then I dispose of it as ethically as possible. Ideally, I prefer to recycle and upcycle.”

MEGAN PORSCHEN

PHU STYLES

BEAUTY EDITOR

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“I deal with trash by putting a heavy focus on DIY. What this means is when something is broken, I repair it to its original condition. I don’t buy new cars or motorbikes instead restoring vintage vehicles, and claiming the benefit of having something original instead of mass-produced.”

“I find it impossible to throw things away without having to consider their potential to recycle. When I go to my friends’ houses, I find myself removing all the things from their trash cans in to their recycle bins. I guess I have become a modern day trash crusader.”

BRIAN BOWMAN

RUSSELL BAER

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“An old-fashioned English upbringing gave me a healthy disdain for waste, especially littering, which even now I consider so déclassé. I’m a recycling fanatic, but it’s harder living in an urban environment. I miss my chickens that used to eat all our kitchen scraps!” FIONA TEDDS CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

“Figuratively, I try to manage my ‘trash’ by letting it go, leaving it behind. It’s not good to hang on to something that is no longer of use to you. It’s similar in the physical world: pass it on to where it can be used, make smarter choices when you can, and of course, recycle!” COURTNEY GERRING, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

“Eliminating trash — from garbage and mess, to toxic people and situations — from my life has become somewhat of an obsession for me lately. I try to not buy things with excessive packaging, I recycle and have a compost in my backyard, I do yoga, and I choose to focus on people and projects that make me happy.” JOHANNA BJÖRK CREATIVE DIRECTOR

“I deal with the trash in my life consciously, trying to make sure that I am doing my part to reduce the rubbish on our planet. I don’t use disposable plastics or Styrofoam opting instead for re-useable containers, and I fall in line with the reduce, reuse, recycle mantra. With simple solutions and small efforts on each of our parts, we can make a profound impact.” STAR NOOR FEATURES EDITOR

“ I TRY TO MANAGE MY ‘TRASH’ BY LETTING IT GO, LEAVING IT BEHIND. IT’S NOT GOOD TO HANG ON TO SOMETHING THAT IS NO LONGER OF USE TO YOU.” CONTRIBUTORS

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1. BARONI BRONZITE MALA Made using traditional methods with natural stones and recycled silk, Bronzite helps get rid of negativity while attracting the positive. Namaste. $95, baronidesigns.com 2. THE SWAY ROMA AVIATOR JACKET The only leather jacket you need in your closet this season, the rugged Aviator is sustainably reinvented in excess leathers, FRXUWHV\RIWKH6ZD\&RPHÁ\ZLWKPH $1,000, swaynyc.com

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6. ANTONYM COSMETICS ORGANIC QUATTRO EYE SHADOW This perfectly colored, organic palette, with light-accentuating pigments for intensity and depth, is my new favorite. Nuts for Noissette. $38, evoluebeauty.com 7. STELLA MCCARTNEY FALABELLA BIG TOTE The ultimate tote, Stella McCartney’s classic Falabella exudes style in black jacquard, with ruthenium chain trim. Vegan chic. $1,395, stellamccartney.com 8. OUT FEMME FATALE BODYSUIT The essential bodysuit, paired with skinnies and heels for a party, or hitting the beach in St. Bart’s for New Year’s. This little number’s got you covered. $250, ronrobinson.com 9. G-STAR RAW BLACK SKINNY JEANS From Pharrell and G-STAR RAW’s latest collaboration, this ubiquitous skinny utilizes denim from recycled ocean plastic. Can we say happy? $240, g-star.com

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UNRAVELING THE MYTHOLOGY AROUND

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA BY:

Fiona Tedds

If there is one fashion house in the world that can be described as having cult status, it is Maison Martin Margiela. No other label has the combination of intellectual, artistic vision married into a style that transcends trend-driven fashion. Margiela exists outside the realm of commercial fashion; it is worn and collected by those who not only appreciate the workmanship that goes into such extraordinary pieces of clothing, but also understand an aesthetic that is derived from an ethos of glorious deconstruction. Born in Belgium in 1959, Martin Margiela graduated from $QWZHUS¡V$FDGHP\RI)LQH$UWVDQGZDVLQĂ XHQFHGE\DJURXS of avant garde fashion designers known as the ‘Antwerp Six’, that included Ann Demeulemeester and Dries Van Noten. He then trained for three years with Jean Paul Gaultier, before starting his own label in 1988. His designs were a reaction to the 16

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excessive, over-done fashions that dominated the late Eighties and through the process of ‘deconstruction’ (a much-used term during the Postmodern period), he attempted to reveal more about the process and skills involved in producing such fashions. But it wasn’t just the artistic philosophy behind his designs that singled him out. Unlike other designers, Margiela remained a very private character, never appearing at the end of his shows, and always refusing to have his photograph taken by the press. This ‘cult of impersonality’ was the polar opposite of other couture houses, most of which traded on the image and lifestyle of the designer in order to generate publicity for the label. But unlike Versace or Lagerfeld, Margiela believed in the philosophy that “the designs should surpass the designer.â€? Whether this invisibility was part of a brilliant marketing concept or truly a desire for anonymity is debatable, but it is one characteristic that has remained constant, until very recently, at the fashion house. Margiela always emphasized that his ‘Maison’ was most GHĂ€QLWHO\DWHDPGHĂ€QHGE\WKHLUFUHDWLYHHQHUJ\7KHLU anonymity of the employees, as well as their egalitarian status, is suggested by the white coats that they wear whilst working, and this closely-guarded connection between the group meant cocoecomag.com


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when an announcement was made in 2009 that Margiela himself was no longer at the label, the work of the house continued seamlessly, a remarkable feat considering how intrinsic the personality of a designer is to the work of most fashion houses. Since the designer’s departure from his eponymous label, there has inevitably been a gradual shift in its style, although it has remained true the philosophical foundations on which it was built. Color began to creep into a palette that had always been dark and in the designs shown for Spring/Summer 2014 ‘Artisanal’ collection, bold prints appeared. But in the ultimate homage to repurposing and recycling, the textiles used had been created by other highly sought-after designers of the distant past: Mariano Fortuny, Frank Lloyd Wright, Raoul Dufy, even the Soeurs Callot. To advertise this fact, the selvedge edges were often left visible, incorporated into the design of the garments for all to see. Other garments in the collection were comprised entirely of tiny found objects, such as buttons and toys,

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THE DESIGNS OF MARGIELA HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SUBVERSIVE AND ABSTRACT, DISPLAYING THE HALLMARKS OF CLASSIC TAILORING BUT WITH UNEXPECTED ELEMENTS AND DETAILS — AN UNFINISHED HEM, A SEAM WHERE IT SHOULDN’T BE. THIS IS SOMETHING GALLIANO AND MARGIELA SHARE; THE AESTHETIC OF THE FASHION MAVERICK, THE ANARCHIC, BUT ALSO THE CRAFTSMAN. cocoecomag.com


GALLIANO HAS ALWAYS BEEN A SHOWMAN, HAPPY TO GIVE INTERVIEWS AND COMFORTABLE BOWING FOR THE CAMERAS. WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN AT THE HOUSE THAT HAS ALWAYS TRADED ON THE ‘CULT OF IMPERSONALITY’ IS DEBATABLE.

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laboriously applied to the foundation of the whole garment. This was not a new process at Margiela; many garments have been fashioned through ‘bricolage,’ a concept that is integral to the theories of deconstruction. However, it created a furor amongst many fashion critics, who rightly argued that these pieces could not technically be described as ‘haute couture’. A collaboration with the fast-fashion chain store H&M brought the label to the masses, the house’s distinctive style translated into affordable clothing that still bore the hallmarks of Margiela’s aesthetic. But it is the recent appointment of the controversial designer John Galliano to lead the house that is rocking the fashion world. Galliano has always been a showman, happy to give interviews and comfortable bowing for the cameras. What is going to happen at the house that has always traded on the ‘cult of impersonality’ is debatable. Time will tell whether Galliano is comfortable to take a more low-key role at the brand or whether the house will look to

John Galliano Photo: Patrick Demarchelier

Galliano to steer it in an entirely new direction — one GHÀQHGE\WKHPDQKLPVHOI The designs of Margiela have always been subversive and abstract, displaying the hallmarks of classic tailoring but ZLWKXQH[SHFWHGHOHPHQWVDQGGHWDLOV³DQXQÀQLVKHGKHP a seam where it shouldn’t be. This is something Galliano and Margiela share; the aesthetic of the fashion maverick, the anarchic, but also the craftsman. How far Galliano veers from Margiela’s design philosophy is to be seen but hopefully he will continue to appeal to the discerning clients of the KRXVHWKRVHSHRSOHZKRDUHFRQÀGHQWHQRXJKQRWWRIROORZ fashion trends and astute enough to appreciate the thinking of a trained artist. maisonmartinmargiela.com

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FASHION EDITOR LOVES HEALTHY & HAPPY, INSIDE AND OUT

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As the days get darker, nothing brightens your spirit like beautiful things that are fairly made and good for you. 1. ALAS KERALA QUILTED PULLOVER & TEDDY Drawing inspiration from India, where the JDUPHQWVDUHPDGH XVLQJ*276FHUWLÀHG organic cotton and formaldehyde free inks), ALAS’ newest collection features prints that pay tribute to ancient culture and textile tradition. I love that this set feels equally at home lounging on the sofa as it would at a party —just add heels. $99.95 & $79.95, alasthelabel.com 2. BARE SLATE ROLL TOP BACKPACK Made with hemp twill canvas, plush leather, felt lined shoulder straps, and prominent brass hardware, the BARE SLATE Roll Top Backpack is a perfect blend of sleek design and sustainable materials. The roll top is perfect IRUELNHUVKLNHUVDQGDQ\RQHZKRRIWHQÀQGV themselves lugging lots of stuff around. baremade.com

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4. ORGANIC INDIA TURMERIC FORMULA Turmeric is a natural herbal tonic known to support important blood and liver functions, digestion, healthy joints and overall well-being. This formula is made with pure, 100% organic turmeric and contains FXUFXPLQRLGV³SRZHUIXODQWLR[LGDQWVWKDWÀJKWWKH da ama damaging effects of free radicals, making your skin feel ra adia from the inside. $21.59, organicindiausa.com radiant

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FASHION FOR THE FUTURE AS OLD BECOMES NEW, THE NEW BECOMES OLD BY:

Johanna BjĂśrk

It’s hard to think of an industry that relies more on the power of new-ness than fashion. Designers are expected to produce as much as six new collections every year. Just the thought of that would cause a stress reaction in any normal human being. It also, needless to say, puts enormous stress on our planet’s Ă€QLWHUHVRXUFHV)URPUDZPDWHULDOVWR manufacturing, to shipping, fashion has a huge carbon footprint. To minimize this impact, designers are turning to recycled materials. “I decided to use recycled materials after I discovered beautiful high quality H[FHVVOHDWKHUVRQWKHLUZD\WRODQGĂ€OOÂľVD\V%HOLQGD3DVTXDIRXQGHUDQG designer of The Sway, whose edgy leather pieces are worn by celebs like Amber Valletta, Santigold, Jesse J, Lykke Li and Rain Phoenix. “The amounts that ZHUHDYDLODEOHZDVDVWRQLVKLQJ,Ă HZRYHUVHDVWRFKHFNLWDOORXW,ZDVVKRZQ beautiful leathers that had no end use, which included remnant hides and smaller pieces coming off the cutting tables. How could I place an order for new leather after seeing that?â€? The leather Pasqua found often comes in different shapes and sizes, which creates an interesting design challenge. She solved this by using the larger pieces for jackets and oversize bags, and coming up with a unique patchwork style — which has become an important part of The Sway’s signature design aesthetic — for smaller pieces.

The Sway upcycled leather motorcycle jacket.

“Clothing used to be an artisanal (not an industrial) trade,� says Lanni Lantto. “Items were made at home or on demand by placing a custom order with a local tailor. The beginning of the 20th Century ushered in an era of the industrial economy and mass-produced commodities. The production of clothing became an assembly line and the industry of ready-made clothing was FASHION

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“ I BECAME A FASHION DESIGNER BECAUSE I WAS AN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST WHO SAW THE ROLE REUSE COULD PLAY IN RESHAPING OUR FUTURE. THE SOLUTION IS IN THE DESIGN.�

(re) designer Lanni Lantto Photo: Janet Barnett for Fashion Revolution USA

born. We no longer need to resourcefully remake our pillowcase into a pair of bloomers in an age of so many choices for so little money, but fast fashion has made us slaves to consumption.â€? Lantto is a self-described fashion redesigner who only works with upcycled fabrics. Her label, (re), is built on principles of reuse, reduce, redesign, rethink, reinvent and recycle. “The overall desired outcome of (re)’s entire message is that we can all have a better quality of life. That is what upcycling is. Taking something that currently exists and making it even better.â€? So what is the difference between recycling and upcycling? Lantto explains: “recycling is taking something that already exists, downgrading it, using energy and making it into something. An example is taking a plastic bottle, making it into DĂ€EHUDQGWKHQXVLQJWKDWĂ€EHUWRPDNHFORWKLQJ8SF\FOLQJ is making something better without transforming it, giving it a second life in another fashion — no new energy is used to EUHDNWKHPDWHULDOGRZQRUPDNHDĂ€EHUÂľ,QXSF\FOLQJWKHUHDUH two main categories: pre-consumer and post-consumer ‘waste.’

G-Star’s RAW for the Oceans collection

Pre-consumer waste is created on the manufacturing level and can be material that is damaged, discarded or simply leftover. It’s technically new material, but is still considered upcycled because LWZRXOGRWKHUZLVHEHWKURZQDZD\7KHELJEHQHĂ€WIRUGHVLJQHUV is that large quantities can sometimes be found, and the prices are often very affordable. Post-consumer waste is used or second hand clothing which is already in circulation. The obvious GRZQVLGHWRWKDWLVWKDWLW¡VQHDUO\LPSRVVLEOHWRĂ€QGDQ\WKLQJDW a quantity large enough for a traditional collection. Lantto sees that as a fun challenge. “I never sketch a design ahead of time EHFDXVH,DPPRVWLQVSLUHGE\ZKDW,Ă€QGDQGWKDWLVDWKULOOLQJ way to create one-of-a-kind pieces.â€? LA-based jewelry designer Andrea Gutierrez works the opposite ZD\GHVLJQLQJĂ€UVWDQGWKHQĂ€QGLQJWKHUHF\FOHGDQGHWKLFDOO\ sourced materials needed to create her eye-catching pieces, worn by PINK, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Ashley Judd and Kelly Wearstler. *XWLHUUH]VD\VWKDWĂ€QGLQJVXSSOLHUVDQGUHVRXUFHVFDQRIWHQ be challenging, mostly because the manufacturing community (casters, stone dealers, etc.) are not keeping up with demand for more conscious materials. 7KH6ZD\¡V%HOLQGD3DVTXDRQWKHRWKHUKDQGVD\VWKDWĂ€QGLQJ excess leather suppliers was incredibly easy. “I could buy ten tonnes a month if I wanted to, there is so much available you ZRXOGQ¡WEHOLHYHLWÂľVKHVD\V´:KDWZDVKDUGHUWRĂ€QGZDVD small artisan factory that wanted to make our designs from the excess as there is a lot of patchworking of small pieces. It took DERXWPRQWKVWKHQ,Ă€QDOO\IRXQGDJHQXLQHOHDWKHUIDFWRU\ that has been making motorcycle accessories and jackets since the 60s, crafts many of the pieces by hand and, and to top it all RIIDUHFHUWLĂ€HGLQUHGXFLQJFDUERQHPLVVLRQV)LQGLQJWKHP ZDVOLNHĂ€QGLQJWKHODVWSLHFHWRWKHSX]]OH,W¡VDVPDOOEXVLQHVV run by a family who have also operated a cotton recycling plant next door since the 50s. The had recycling in their veins and totally understood what I was trying to achieve with my excess leather creations and my sustainability ethics.â€?

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Upcycled rag rugs by Nudie Jeans Co.

Swedish brand Nudie Jeans are pioneering reuse and recycling in the denim market. Last year, the brand achieved the goal of making its entire denim line 100% organic. The brand actively encourages users to wash their denim as little as possible — to preserve the environment and the appearance of the garment — and offers repair services in many of their retail locations. They’ve even managed to create a bit of a cult around reuse, posting photos submitted by customers showing off jeans they’ve worn every day for years to Instagram. Nudie is constantly looking for ways to extend the life of its denim, turning worn out jeans into new. Using a process that cuts and mills the old ones into a cotton-like pulp, they become raw materials for recycled yarn used to make new jeans. The spring collection also introduces the use of recycled wool. Nudie has also experimented with upcycling, often XVLQJSDWFKZRUNGHQLPWRXSKROVWHUIXUQLWXUHIRUWKHLURIĂ€FHV showrooms and shops, and releasing a line of upcycled rag rugs made from strips of denim. Patagonia continues to push the sustainability envelope with their new Truth to Materials capsule collection, which introduces seven styles made from reclaimed or alternatively sourced fabrics. 'LVFDUGHGVFUDSVRIFRWWRQUHVFXHGIURPWKHIDFWRU\Ă RRUDUH spun into fully functional fabrics and mixed with virgin organic cotton to make hoodies and crew sweaters. Reclaimed wool made IURPGLVFDUGHGZRROVZHDWHUVVKUHGLQWRĂ€EHUDUHXVHGWRPDNH a parka and jacket. Each of these unique materials have been developed in collaboration with artisans and manufacturers who are pioneering the use of recycled and upcycled materials. The collection also includes a collaboration with designer Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin, who takes old Patagonia down jackets that are beyond repair and upcycles them into numbered, limited edition scarves. “Creating these scarves is powerful in that we are giving new life to something old, something with history — and maybe passing on to the next user some of the energy or experiences in those old Patagonia coats,â€? says Chanin. “The scarves are, in their own way, already heirlooms because they are being passed down from one person to another.â€?

“There is a global movement happening, where as a species, we are evolving to a new level of thought and action,â€? says Lanni Lantto. “We are seeing the negative consequences of how we have designed our lives over the past couple hundred years and we’ve realized this is not working for the planet or us. Long-term sustainability, limited raw resources, and ethical accountability will not allow fashion to continue like this for much longer. The fashion industry is running on the toxic fumes of pesticides, immense water waste, CO2 pollution, ODQGĂ€OOVRYHUĂ RZLQJZLWKODVWVHDVRQ¡VWUHQGVORZZDJHVDQG inhumane working conditions. I became a fashion designer because I was an environmental activist who saw the role reuse could play in reshaping our future. The solution is in the design.â€? “I think more and more designers are becoming increasingly aware,â€? says Belinda Pasqua. “Sustainability comes under so many umbrellas. If they can’t use recycled textiles then maybe organic or vegetable-dyed fabrics is where it’s at. Whatever it is, I don’t feel they is any reason in this day and age that designers aren’t incorporating some kind of sustainable aspect in their collection. It’s just dumb if they aren’t.â€? fashionredesign.com theswaynyc.com andreagutierrezjewelry.com nudiejeans.com rawfortheoceans.g-star.com patagonia.com/us/truth-to-materials

Alabama Chanin for Patagonia Photo: Patagonia

Curated by Pharrell Williams, G-Star’s recently released RAW for the Oceans line introduces denim made from RFHDQSODVWLF,W¡VWKHÀUVWWLPHWKHJURXQGEUHDNLQJ material, called Bionic Yarn, has been used to create denim. The issue of plastic in our oceans is an ever-growing concern, but also a great opportunity for innovations like this to start transforming the way we make things.

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VEGAN EDITOR LOVES THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT, VEGANIZED!

BY EVA BLOOMFIELD

Spice up the holiday with the hottest ethical, eco-conscious fashion DQGEHDXW\ÀQGVRI the season.

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4. AMALA HYDRATE TREATMENT OIL A decadent mix of oils — jojoba, avocado and jasmine among them — this product is the embodiment of the spa experience neatly packaged in a bottle. Nourish your winterchapped skin with the surge of anti-oxidants, while swooning over the heavenly scent. Disclaimer: not all of Amala’s products are vegan, but those that are make the short-list of must-haves. $116, amalabeauty.com

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5. BLACK VEGAN LEATHER SHORTS BY DELIKATE RAYNE Elegantly edgy, this high-end street wear label is all about top shelf craftsmanship and sustainable textiles. These shorts are a hot day to night commodity — throw on some heels to take them from weekend errands to weekend nightlife. $260, delikaterayne.com 6. LVX NAIL POLISH IN ROUX This year, trade in the classic grays and crimsons for some sizzle. The vegan-friendly EUDQG¡VIRUPXODLVIUHHRIWKHÀYHWR[LF chemicals found in most nail varnish. A delicious blend of fuchsia and orange, this bright hue will bring some snap, crackle and pop to your cold-weather palette. $16, shoplvx.com

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CONTRIBUTING EDITOR LOVES HEAD TO TOE: GIRL ON THE GO

BY COURTNEY GERRING

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3. NORMA KAMALI ALL IN ONE DRESS All In One dress — speak no more! This iconic Kamali All In One Dress can be worn multiple ways and is made of a soft poly lycra fabric so it’s super easy-care. The convertible neckline allows this style to be taken from day to night and with a pair of tights underneath for the colder weather, you’re ready to go. $96, kamalikulture.com

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4. LINKS JEWELRY, BLACK PVD CHAIN & BLACK LEATHER SPORT CUFF BRACELET Hand-woven in the US with chain, leather and an adjustable slide closure.The sport cuff bracelet can be accented with Buddha or Skull charms and each cuff is hypo-allergenic. The unique design is complete with protective eco-coatings and each sale donates 10% to JP/HRO to support Haiti. $399, linksjewelry.com

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5. DEBORAH LINDQUIST: VINTAGE CASHMERE SCARF We all love a soft piece of cashmere, especially one that is produced with an upcycled knit and embellished with rhinestone detail. All cashmere items from this brand are made to order, so you can create your own bespoke masterpiece — just choose the colors and accents. I am personally in love with the soft grey, which pairs perfectly with a winter wardrobe. $150, deborahlindquist.com

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6. TERRA NEW YORK: BROOKLYN TRENCHKA My absolute favorite for being on the go! Come rain or shine, this hooded Terra New York raincoat is perfect to throw on and get out of the house. Along with an incredible ventilation system, it’s also 100% water resistant, due to a heat sealing technique in the seams. It will not weigh you down and allows the body to breath. Exactly what a girl needs! $450, terranewyork.com 7. THE SWAY: EMERSON SATCHEL/BACKPACK SOFT The ultimate essential for anyone on the go, the Emerson converts four ways. Wear it as a backpack, messenger, shoulder bag or remove all the straps and carry it as an arm bag. Each SLHFHLVPDGHXVLQJÀQHXSF\FOHGOHDWKHUVDQG genuine motorcycle hardware. $750, theswaynyc.com & shopethica.com 8. ALTERNATIVE APPAREL, Alternative Apparel is a brand rooted in sustainable and eco-friendly practices. Focused on fabric innovation and grounded in social responsibility, they are reshaping the way we live. The fashion forward styles have quickly grabbed my attention and the white poplin button up shirt is perfect for a business meeting or dress it down for a casual Sunday. The elegant front pocket, collar and cuff details go perfectly with a pair of jeans. $88, alternativeapparel.com

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TRASH TO TREASURE Against a backdrop of waste in one of the world’s largest electronic recycling plants, international supermodel and Hollywood’s newest “It” girl, Eugenia Kuzmina, shines in eco couture for the holiday season. Soon to be seen on both the large and small screen in roles opposite Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, and Lisa Kudrow, she now goes to work for the planet in modeling a classic, evening wardrobe of upcycled, recycled, and locally manufactured designers, reminding us that recycling never goes out of style.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RUSSELL BAER ASSISTED BY ANGEL ROMERO STYLED BY PHU STYLES ASSISTED BY AMBER WILKERSON MAKE UP BY RACHEL VANG HAIR BY BRIAN BOWMAN Shot on location at Electronic Recyclers International Inc, Fresno, CA. With kind thanks to John Shegerian, Linda Ramos, Nicolette Seifert, and the team at ERI, for their support.

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Dress by Jean Fares Couture, Necklace by Zayn Accessories, Rings by BCBGeneration, Shoes by Ellie Shoes, Phone case by Casemate

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Green Dress from Divina by Edward Arsouni, Necklace from DRD Icon Collection by Darrell Roach Designs, Purple Tweed Coat from Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva

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Black Jumpsuit by Cary Santiago, Upcycled Gold Metal Belt by Maya Hansen

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Black Feather Dress by Sue Wong, Upcycled Metal Necklace and Cuff by Cuttingedge Archives at Runway Archives

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Purple Alma Long Sleeve Evening Dress by AnnIe and Jade, Upcycled Stripes Evening Gown by Fashion Redesigner Lanni Lantto, Temptress Earrings by Senhoa

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TREND ALERT:

BOLD BROWS & BERRY LIPS BY:

Brandie Gilliam PHOTOGRAPHY: Stephen Busken Karoliina Kangas MODEL: Chaun @ NEXT

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1 PRO TIP: “THE ART OF COLORING IN THE BROWS IS ESSENTIAL” SAYS MAKEUP ARTIST MEGAN PORSCHEN. “NO ONE WANTS TO LOOK LIKE THEY DELIBERATELY FILLED IN THEIR EYEBROWS. START WITH USING A TAUPE OR ASH BROWN BECAUSE THEY WORK GREAT FOR MOST HAIR COLORS. FOLLOW THE FLOW OF YOUR BROWS’ NATURAL GROWTH. THEN, USE A SPOOLY OR EYE BROW BRUSH TO GROOM THE HAIRS UP AND OUT WITH SHORT STROKES FOR A POLISHED LOOK.”

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2. RMS LIP2CHEEK IN DIABOLIQUE $36, rmsbeauty.com 3. LOGONA EYEBROW PENCIL $17, logona-usa.com 4. LAVERA EYEBROW PENCIL $16.75, truenatural.com 5. JANE IREDALE BITTY BROW KIT $29, janeiredale.com 6. W3LL PEOPLE EXPRESSIONIST BIO EXTREME MASCARA $23.50, spiritbeautylounge.com BEAUTY

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BEAUTY TEAM LOVES BRANDIE’S PICKS

VINEYARD HILL NATURALS MILK & HONEY BAR SOAP Combines the scent of wild honey and milk for a creamy bar soap that soothes and softens skin. This triple milled vegetable-base soap is made with olive oil and in the 19th century French tradition for lasting fragrance and luxurious gentle lather. $6.99, walgreens.com

100% PURE FRUIT PIGMENTED CHERRY LIP & CHEEK STAIN This water resistant stain is colored from fruit and vegetable pigments and gives a beautiful deep pink Ă XVKRQOLSVDQGFKHHNV It even resists sweat and oil, and stays put all day long. $19, 100percentpure.com

JUICE BEAUTY POMSMOOTH HAIR DUO Hydrates, cleanses, smoothes and balances hair with nourishing organic pomegranate and aloe juices, shea, essential fatty acids, linseed, olive, jojoba and gentle plant sudsers. Great for normal dry and color treated hair. Even works nicely on curly tresses. $17, juicebeauty.com

ZOYA NAIL POLISH IN RYAN Part of Zoya’s new Entice & Ignite Fall Collection, Ryan is a classic indigo EOXHLQDFRROFUHDP\ÀQLVK Ultra long-wearing with no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, dibutyl phthalate or camphor. $9, zoya.com

EVOLUE BEAUTY SENSIBLE SKINCARE RESURFACING GRAINS This centuries old gommage does wonders for a dull complexion, and is safe for all skin types. This is a gentle yet very effective exfoliator for the skin. $42, evoluebeauty.com

ZWEENA ARGAN ROSE LUSTROUS HAIR ELIXIR This elixir treats hair without weighing it down. It’s light in texture, has a soft rose scent, and smoothes split ends. It’s also organic and fair trade, sourced straight from Morocco. $48, zweenabodycare.com

GRESSA MINIMALIST CORRECTIVE SERUM FOUNDATION This foundation goes on liquid smooth and instantly dries to a Ă DZOHVVSRZGHUĂ€QLVK,WFRPHV in 8 shades and is loaded with yummy natural and organic ingredients like bitter melon, CoQ10, seed oils DQGURJHQV(OGHUĂ RZHU $48, gressaskin.com

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LA BELLA FIGURA MODERN RADIANCE CONCENTRATE This vegan-friendly gel is a powerful anti-aging, bioactive antioxidant that leaves my skin glowing! It contains sustainable ingredients, rare oils and botanicals. ODEHOODĂ€JXUDEHDXW\FRP

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Add apples to your daily ZULQNOHÀJKWLQJDUVHQDO I’m personally obsessed with this convenient and nutritious fruit right now, and for good reason. 7KHà DYRQRLGVZKLFKJLYH apples their color are amazing antioxidants. In particular Quercetin found in the apple skin battles free radicals that cause damage and wrinkles, which is why I chose to leave the apple skin on. The apple skin also protects your own skin from the sun by delivering a dose of UVB from the inside out. Now that’s a natural sunscreen we can feel good about using everyday! Always choose organic where possible and especially with apples as they are some of the most pesticide-sprayed produce in North America. ‡R]XQVZHHWHQHGDOPRQGPLON ‡RUJDQLFDSSOHFRUHG and sliced* ‡WVSFLQQDPRQ ‡ÎWVSJUDWHGJLQJHU ‡WVSà D[VHHG ‡WVSFKLDVHHGV ‡ïDYRFDGR ‡ODUJHLFHFXEHV ‡UDZKRQH\WRWDVWH ‡KDQGIXORUJDQLFVSLQDFK

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EVOLUE SKINCARE

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Megan Porschen Marc Cartwright

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Evolue Beauty in Beverly Hills, CA, is best known for selling premium eco conscious skin care and cosmetics, being named one of Vogue’s favorite hotspots for organic and natural beauty brands.

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$VZHOODVVHOHFWLYHO\FXUDWLQJWKHĂ€QHVWSURGXFWVIRUKHUOR\DO customer base, owner Jean Seo has now created her own line of eco luxury skincare. “Evolue Skincare was formulated for my most discerning clients who wanted the best-performing EXWQDWXUDOEHDXW\SURGXFWVDQGFRXOGQ¡WĂ€QGZKDWWKH\ZHUH looking for,â€? says Jean. “And they were happy to be test bunnies to help create an effective, anti-aging and nourishing skincare, which uses the freshest and most effective ingredients available.â€? Such is her dedication to the quality of Evolue Skincare, Jean sources both locally and globally for pharmaceutical-grade, natural ingredients. In ensuring the product’s authenticity, she KDVDOUHDG\JDUQHUHG$OLVWIROORZHUVVXFKDV0HODQLH*ULIĂ€WK and Demi Moore, and attracts global attention from around the world, from Mexico to South Korea and beyond. As a make up artist I have a few personal favorites that I highly recommend. The Gentle Cleanser & Makeup Remover is a PXVWKDYHIRUWDNLQJRIIDQ\NLQGRIFRVPHWLFVSHFLĂ€FDOO\KDUG to remove eye makeup. When I’m on set I can change looks fast, and the creamy consistency is effective and nourishing, as opposed to traditional oily, liquid makeup removers. As an DGGLWLRQDOEHQHĂ€WLWGRXEOHVXSDVDQXUWXULQJKDQGFUHDPZKHQ I’m in need. To combat dry or aging skin, I recommend the Exotic Oil. It is luxurious and lightweight, utilizing a byproduct of Omega-3 Ă€VKRLOVXSSOHPHQWVXVHGLQ.RUHDDQG&KLQDIRUFHQWXULHV WRK\GUDWHVNLQ7KLVPLUDFOHVHUXPVPRRWKHVĂ€QHOLQHVDQG wrinkles, restoring elasticity, and promoting a glowing youthful appearance while working its magic to repair elastin

“ EVOLUE SKINCARE WAS FORMULATED FOR MY MOST DISCERNING CLIENTS WHO WANTED THE BESTPERFORMING BUT NATURAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS, AND COULDN’T FIND WHAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR.â€? The ultimate in anti-aging treatments, the Royal Jelly Peel is pure opulence in a jar, and made of 100% fresh organic royal jelly. Royal jelly is not only the food of queen bees; it is also a potent super food. A powerhouse of antioxidants, it is the world’s richest source of pantothenic acid (also known as Vitamin B5), known to combat stress, fatigue and insomnia, and is a vital nutrient for healthy skin and hair. A great alternative to alpha hydroxy acid, it removes dead skin safely, without burning new skin or the need for an aesthetician. Leave on for 45 minutes for a natural, luminescent glow. (YROXH6NLQFDUHKDUQHVVHVQDWXUH¡VĂ€QHVWLQJUHGLHQWVFUHDWLQJ an eco-luxurious and effective beauty experience. One that is quite simply, evolved. evoluebeauty.com

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)URPGD\WRQLJKWZH·YHJRW\RX FRYHUHGWKLV)DOOZLWKJRUJHRXVHDV\ makeup that will turn heads and leave you feeling even more naturally beautiful. Be warned... you will want WRWDNHPRUHWKDQWKHRFFDVLRQDOVHOÀH with these looks. Brandie Gilliam Megan Porschen PHOTOGRAPHY: Raul Romo HAIR: Cristina McLamb BY:

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Red Apple Lipstick in Oh My Guava, Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow in Magnetic and Cloud Nine. For all looks, model is wearing Christopher Drummond Foundation in Medium and Tan, Emani Face Powder, Jane Iredale Mascara in Black and Evolue Brow Cream.

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Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow in Onyx, Sante Silver Eye Shadow Stick, Vapour Organic Beauty Lip Gloss in Pout

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TALKING TRASH WITH BILL MAHER AND LOVING IT! Mitch Hedlund Cover and interior tuxedo images courtesy of Brian Bowen Smith/AUGUST Real Time With Bill Maher images courtesy of HBO/Janet Van Ham BY:

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Bill Maher is a comedian, political commentator, satirist, the host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, and one of the most LFRQLFDQGRXWVSRNHQÀJXUHVLQFXOWXUDODIIDLUVWRGD\:KHWKHU you love him for his freedom of speech or despise him for his liberal political viewpoint, you have an opinion. The point is however, that he has an opinion and as a personality, loudly voices it, creating a cult following in its wake. From Real Time and debating political issues at the round-table, to his Flip-A-District campaign ousting Minnesota Rep John Kline as a cruddy political candidate, Bill always incites conversation around topical subjects. This is why as the Executive Director of Recycle Across America, I am thrilled he is joining our campaign to lend his voice to this critical issue and to discuss the subject of trash with him; including global waste, political and socio barriers, and the obvious everyday solutions that could easily make a difference. Bill has an innate ability to make the most controversial subject-matter more crystallized and relevant to the public, delivering his point of view with supported intelligence and rationale, while generating just enough acerbic wit to often cause guilt-ridden but endorphin releasing laughs.

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“ THE U.S. GENERATES MORE TRASH PER CAPITA THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, SO WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO LEAD ON THIS ISSUE. WE NEED TO BE THE COUNTRY THAT CAN DEMONSTRATE HOW WE CAN SLOW DOWN RESOURCE DEPLETION AND CO2 EMISSIONS, BY RECYCLING MOST OF THE WASTE WE GENERATE, AND STILL CONSUME THE MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF SH** WE FEEL COMPELLED TO BUY IN THIS COUNTRY.�

Bill is the perfect person to talk about trash and our evergrowing global problem of it. If I had to distill it down to one thing, what I appreciate most about him is his ability to make people feel uncomfortable. When we’re uncomfortable we think, we speak, we change, we act. Whether you view him simply as DQDQWDJRQLVWRUVRPHRQHZKRà DXQWVKLVPDVWHUGHEDWLQJVNLOOV Bill takes issues that might otherwise be considered irrelevant or of disinterest in our comfy insulated U.S. lives, and throws them in our face with enough entertainment factor, disruption and substance to make us take notice, act, react, engage or even become enraged. So why trash? Trash is a foundational issue that we can’t and shouldn’t ignore, and one of the most under-discussed yet necessary conversations. This begins with the misnomer that garbage goes into the ground and magically disappears. When it comes to recycling, there is no consistent messaging to help society recycle properly and therefore recycling is not thriving as it should be. As a result we have trash creep that is choking our land, oceans, waterways, and sea life — literally, going beyond WKHREYLRXVFRQFHUQVRIÀOOLQJRXUODQGÀOOVDQGSROOXWLQJ our waterways. And subsequently, we’re manufacturing new SURGXFWVDQGSDFNDJLQJXVLQJÀQLWHYLUJLQPDWHULDOVZKLFKDUH not only exhausting the planet’s resources, but in the process

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depleting our fresh water and energy and expelling exponentially more CO2 into the atmosphere than if we were to manufacture from recycled materials. We rely on a delicate and integrated system to survive on this planet; if the system fails then we all fail, and we’re getting plenty of warnings that the system is indeed failing. This is why the subject of trash is necessary to look at, talk about and act upon. It’s a critical issue for us all. The very good news is that unlike many things outside of our control, the concerns with trash actually have a simple, proven, and readily available solution to act on today — it is standardized labeling for recycling bins and the celebrity led communications campaign announcing the solution is called “Let’s recycle right!� This is a remarkably simple answer that could truly help turn this ship around, but we need an iconic voice to wake up society to this issue and to introduce them to the solution. Unfortunately it’s because of our tidy little communities where the trash trucks come down the street every Tuesday morning making everything disappear, that we don’t realize what a problem trash is. This is where Bill comes in... COCO ECO MAGAZINE: As the satirical icon that wakes people up on subjects that matter, why do you think we need to talk about trash? BILL MAHER: There’s too much of it and it feels like we’re drowning in it — especially when you hear news reports of trash

in the ocean being mistaken for a lost Malaysian airplane. There are reports that there are 58 million square miles of JDUEDJHà RDWLQJLQRXURFHDQVWRGD\ If worldwide waste is expected to double in less than 11 years, and it will continue to double as our population grows, then we have to address this issue today. We’re all part of the problem — making about 4.5 lbs. per day per person in the U.S. It’s bad math when you think of the resources it takes to make that waste LQWKHÀUVWSODFHDQGWKHIDFWWKDWZH¡UHOHWWLQJVRPXFKRILWJR to waste. Remember, most of the materials that we consider trash are valuable and can be used for manufacturing, if we recycle them. Recycling works, it’s proven, people get it and if it’s easy enough, they’re willing to do it. It solves so many problems related to air, water, energy usage, resources, CO2 so we just need to do more of it and do more of it correctly. When we start making recycling a valuable part of our society, who will allow a can and a plastic bottle to go to waste in the ocean? We need to get away from the mindset that it’s trash and really begin thinking of it as valuable stuff — no-one wants to throw billions of dollars of resources away every day, but in the U.S. that’s what we’ve been doing. The U.S. generates more trash per capita than any other country in the world, so we have an obligation to lead on this issue. We need to be the country that COVER STORY

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“ ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONS ARE PROVEN TO MAKE GOOD BUSINESS SENSE AND A NUMBER OF BIG CORPORATIONS ARE GETTING THAT NOW. BUT THE DUMB*SS RIGHT WING CONTINUES TO PUSH THE ‘JOB’ BUTTON, GIVING THE IMPRESSION THAT YOU CAN’T HAVE JOB GROWTH IF YOU’RE PRO-ENVIRONMENT. IT’S LIKE SAYING WE SHOULDN’T CAPTURE SERIAL KILLERS BECAUSE WE DON’T WANT MORGUE WORKERS TO LOSE THEIR JOBS. THIS IS A DYNAMIC ECONOMY SO PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS LOSE JOBS; IT’S PART OF OUR SYSTEM.�

can demonstrate how we can slow down resource depletion and CO2 emissions, by recycling most of the waste we generate, and still consume the massive amounts of sh** we feel compelled to buy in this country. CEM: Speaking of recycling right, have you ever been confused VWDQGLQJDWDSXEOLFUHF\FOLQJELQZKHQ\RX¡UHWU\LQJWRĂ€JXUH out where to put your recycling? BM: Yes, of course. I’m even confused in my own kitchen EHFDXVHLW¡VGLIĂ€FXOWWRNQRZZKDWW\SHVRISODVWLFVFDQEH recycled. How ironic that we’re telling kids in school that recycling is one of the most important things they can do for the environment, and then we make it confusing so they can’t do it right. Because when we’re confused, mistakes are made and tons of trash is thrown in recycling bins every day making the materials useless. It makes no sense, if it’s the most important thing we can do, then it should be easy to recycle right, right? CEM: Are you surprised to learn that despite all of the hype about ‘green’, the U.S. recycling levels are less than 35% and have barely improved in over 15 years? BM: That’s pathetically low — I think this is where we need policy in DC. I’m proud that California, my home state, is one of the most progressive states in the country. Example, just last week Governor Jerry Brown passed a ban on plastic bags, and San Francisco just passed an ordinance banning the sale of plastic water bottles on city-owned property. We’ve always led in areas of environmentalism, including having more restrictive laws on emissions for cars, which forced the auto manufacturers to improve their emissions. So I think it’s just a matter of time before the rest of the country follows California’s lead, and at least bans the use of plastic bags. But we also need national government to push for stronger incentives for recycling or SHQDOWLHVIRUODQGĂ€OOLQJDQGWRPDNHUHF\FOLQJPDQGDWRU\ It shouldn’t be elective.

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CEM: Why do you think the environmental movement and climate change became a political issue? BM: Unfortunately HYHU\WKLQJ these days has become a political and controversial issue. We never used to behave like this. Somehow the political culture has become so combative in the U.S. that it doesn’t matter how good the program is for all of us, the Republicans won’t agree. There was a time when the First Lady would choose a non-controversial cause and the country would get behind it — it was kind of sacred territory. Now things have changed so much that Michelle Obama is promoting eating healthy food, which you would think is a noncontroversial issue, and somehow that’s become controversial — the Republicans hear her plan and say, “Nope, I’m going to sit in the garage with the motor running and eat bacon grease out of a coffee can� (laughing). I don’t think all Republican’s think that global warming is a hoax, I just think that they want to put a thumb in the eye of the Al Gores of the world, and they will go up against anything environmental to do it. They’ll cut off their nose to spite their face but unfortunately we all share that face, so we’re all affected by their obstructive actions against pro-environmental policy. CEM: Environmentalism is still seen as anti-capitalism and yet in reality they aren’t exclusive of each other. In other words, there’s still a particular party mindset to resist anything that’s proenvironment, even if a strong business case has been proven. BM: Right, environmental actions are proven to make good business sense and a number of big corporations are getting that now. But the dumb*ss right wing continues to push the “job� button, giving the impression that you can’t have job growth if you’re pro-environment. It’s like saying we shouldn’t capture serial killers because we don’t want morgue workers to lose their jobs. This is a dynamic economy so people will always lose jobs; it’s part of our system. But all of this and the “job� hot button is part of their murky the waters strategy. For instance coal mining

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Bill Maher & Willie Nelson on the set of Real Time With Bill Maher

“ WE’RE IN TREMENDOUS DENIAL. AND WE’RE IN AN INTERESTING SITUATION, BECAUSE THIS IS THE ONLY DUMB*SS COUNTRY THAT HAS A CONSERVATIVE PARTY THAT DENIES CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL.�

provides 80,000 jobs in the U.S. and the solar industry has already created 142,000 jobs, but they aren’t acknowledging that. In the short term and long-term interests for the economy and the environment, it would cost less to retrain those workers for cleaner jobs and invest in alternative energy sources. However, there’s a force in our political system that is constantly working on protecting the most costly and harmful industries and jobs, versus investing in a sustainable strategy. What is it about ÀJKWLQJWRSURWHFWVRPHRIWKHZRUVWMREVHYHUOLNHFRDOPLQLQJ and the jobs on oil rigs?

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We need to get accurate info to Jane Public so the environmental naysayers stop pushing the ‘lose our jobs’ panic button. The reality is that when it comes to trash, if we get our recycling levels up to 75% in the U.S., it will generate 1.5 million new jobs, net. And it will be the CO2 equivalent of removing 50 million cars off the roads each year in the U.S. Seriously, who can argue with that? CEM: Do you think the public is becoming desensitized to news about the environment and climate change and if so, do you have some ideas to engage society to begin taking a stronger interest and take action? BM: People are desensitized and even though we can layout maps and charts showing dramatic changes in our climate worldwide, the changes just aren’t radical or gruesome enough. If climate change was captured on videotape and put on the news for beheading someone in the elevator, then we’d have a reaction, but the danger isn’t imminent enough each day for the public to put it on their worry list. Couple that with the Republicans very deliberate strategy to muddy the waters on messaging about climate change, and now you have public inaction and lack of priority to change policy. We saw this with the tobacco companies when the medical results started coming out about the relationship between

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“ I TELL THE YOUNGER PEOPLE THIS; I’M ALMOST 60. I’VE HAD A GREAT TIME ON THIS EARTH, BUT YOU’RE JUST GETTING STARTED SO YOU NEED TO CARE ABOUT IT MORE THAN I DO. YOU NEED TO VOTE FOR ISSUES THAT PROTECT IT, YOU NEED TO TAKE PERSONAL ACTION, AND YOU NEED TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY BECAUSE IT’S A DIFFERENT PLANET THAN WHAT WE’VE KNOWN.�

smoking and cancer. You payoff a couple of scientists to come out with reports saying the relationship between smoking and cancer is unclear, and now youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve taken the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eye off the matter and they keep lighting up. Chaos and confusion is an effective strategy, and unfortunately the strategy is being used on the environmental movement. Most of society only reacts to things that scare us, like Ebola and ISIS. Personally, I have zero fear that ISIS is going to attack me in the street and cut off my head, or that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to get Ebola living here in LA. Something in the environment is going to be catastrophic someday and it will cause people to react, but until then the problem is that climate change is too glacial; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so slow moving that it hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t created a panic yet. We do see weather changes that are frightening â&#x20AC;&#x201D; droughts, Ă RRGVH[WUHPHWHPSHUDWXUHFKDQJHV)UDQNHQVWRUPVZLOGĂ&#x20AC;UHV that are far worse than historically seen. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s far more than Pat Robinson can blame on gays. But many people still see this as a temporary condition, and that things will resume to normal soon. In China itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s become regular behavior to wear masks to go outside because the air quality is so dangerous. So the signs are all around us but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still not acting. Even if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not paying attention to the obvious signs in climate change, we need to ask ourselves whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the logic in using up all of our resources at a reckless pace when we can be reusing those materials instead? CEM: Are we as a society in denial? BM: <HVGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\RQWKLVLVVXH:H¡UHLQWUHPHQGRXVGHQLDO And weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in an interesting situation, because this is the only dumb*ss country that has a conservative party that denies climate change is real. This has changed from the 90s; Bush Sr. was the President to put the Cap and Trade policy in place. All the big boy countries have conservative parties, none of whom deny climate change, but here in the U.S. the conservatives in the last 20 years have taken a position to deny climate change, versus promoting market driven strategies to solve it, which is what the more normal conservative approach might have been in the past.

CEM: Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next for you? BM: ODXJKV :HOOĂ&#x20AC;UVWRIDOO,¡GOLNHWRNHHSEUHDWKLQJ,¡GOLNH to live in a world where I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need a HAZMAT suit when I go outside. That sounds extreme right? But take a look at China. This is real. I tell the younger people this; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m almost 60. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a great time on this earth, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just getting started so you need to care about it more than I do. You need to vote for issues that protect it, you need to take personal action, and you need to take it seriously because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a different planet than what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve known. I just read this in the paper today, in 20-40 years weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to lose half of the species on this planet. Even if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like animals, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still part of the ecological system â&#x20AC;&#x201D; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the thread in the sweater reaction. Do you really want to live a ZRUOGZKHUHWKHUH¡VQRĂ&#x20AC;VKÂłZKHUH\RX¡UHHDWLQJIULFN¡Q MHOO\Ă&#x20AC;VKDQGFRFNURDFKHVIRUGLQQHU"'R\RXZDQWWROLYH on this planet where itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 140 degrees in Phoenix? You are the ones that have to care. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my message to them, but many of them are more interested in seeing J-Lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s t*ts on the Internet. Listen, just put the t*ts down for a two seconds, and take a look at the environment. The environment will need more attention from the next generation than from any other generation before them. As the interview comes to a close, I am grateful that Bill is sharing his voice, face and persona to the subject of trash, the environment, and to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recycle right!â&#x20AC;? campaign and solution. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here to say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a problem, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face it. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a solution, so letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s do it,â&#x20AC;? and I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think of a better person to take on that message than Bill Maher. billmaher.com recycleacrossamerica.org/leaders-for-progress

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JESSICA ALBA From award winning actress to social advocate, Jessica Alba, named one of People Magazineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50 Most Beautiful People, is letting her beauty shine from within. Her focus shifted when she became a mother of two daughters, Honor Marie and Haven Garner, with her husband Cash Warren. Alongside Christopher Gavigan, Co-Founder/Chief Product 2IĂ&#x20AC;FHUDQGIDWKHURIWKUHHWKH\ODXQFKHGÂś7KH+RQHVW Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a company that provides effective, safe, ecofriendly, beautiful and affordable products for babies and the home. Honest creates products that will not harm the environment but which inspire new solutions that will reduce impact, are non-toxic and healthy. Their eco-friendly diapers are more than 85% biodegradable. They are totally committed to a real culture of honesty with staff, stakeholders, and customers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted a company thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s transparent,â&#x20AC;? says Jessica. Dedicated to making a real social impact, Jessica talks enthusiastically about the importance of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s involvement in pro social partnerships. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Social goodness is

built into the core values of The Honest Company. We believe WKDWZHDOOEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WZKHQZHFRQWULEXWHWRWKHFRPPXQLWLHVZH share. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always advocated for womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issues and we engage a variety of projects that speak to social justice, education, the environment, health and wellness (especially as it relates to environmental factors), because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all OLQNHG7RGDWHZH¡YHZRUNHGZLWKRYHUQRQSURĂ&#x20AC;WVDQG helped over 50,000 families. Our employees have donated over 1,200 hours volunteering and given out 500,000 diapers and over 680,000 products.â&#x20AC;?

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´$VDFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;HG%&RUSRUDWLRQLW¡VQRWRQO\DVLGHRIRXU business but really a part of all we do. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all personally involved in social goodness projects because, as we like to say at Honest, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Together, we can make it better.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; For me, that means everything: opening The Honest Company Ultra Clean Room at Mt. Sinai to support research into environmental factors of childhood disease, packing boxes to send to families in need for Baby2Baby, or digging in the dirt of a community garden.â&#x20AC;? It is no surprise that Jessicaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heroine is the outspoken and revered First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eleanor Roosevelt has been a great inspiration for me. She challenged the status quo, she pushed herself as hard as she pushed others to be the best they could be, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practical, but she dreams big, which I really admire. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some (quotes) from her that drive me daily: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You must do the thing you think you cannot do.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.â&#x20AC;?

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â&#x20AC;&#x153; UNDERSTANDING THE LINK BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND HOW THATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S RELATED TO EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED WHO I AM IN EVERY WAY.â&#x20AC;?

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DEBBIE LEVIN Debbie Levin is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Eco Power Player of Hollywoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The inspiring visionary took over at the Environmental Media Associations (EMA) 15 years ago, and has transformed how studios and the media communicate messages around the importance of protecting our environment. From getting UHF\FOLQJDQGRWKHUJUHHQPHVVDJLQJRQWR79DQGLQĂ&#x20AC;OP storylines, to leveraging the power of celebrity to motivate the public to understand environmental issues and make positive choices in their own lives. Her passion and drive has seen the EMA expand their mission by persuading studios to think consciously about becoming sustainable â&#x20AC;&#x201D; installing solar SDQHOVRQFRUSRUDWHEXLOGLQJVXVLQJK\EULGĂ HHWVUHF\FOHG content and paper goods. Celebrating these achievements is the annual â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Environmental Media Awardsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; whose â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Green Carpetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; has been graced by the likes of Matt Damon, Ted Turner, Jessica Alba, Jeff Skoll, Edward Norton and Sir Richard Branson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Understanding the link between environmental factors and how thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s related to everything has changed who I am in every way. Because we live on a planet that is so rich and truly remarkable in natural resources, I like millions of us, just took for granted the gift of food, water and energy. The more you understand the connection between our environmental

footprint and how that relates to health, the economy, civil unrest and every other aspect of our lives, the more you realize that there is no moment that environmental issues are not paramount to our survival.â&#x20AC;? The EMA has formed a Young Hollywood Board with active members Malin Akerman, Amy Smart, Lance Bass, Rosario Dawson and Emmanuelle Chriqui, to ensure that the next generation will be equally passionate about conserving our planet. Committed to supporting school gardens in urban areas of Los Angeles, EMA highlights the importance of green spaces, science education and protecting the environment. Debbie is constantly inspired by the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to communicate â&#x20AC;&#x153;The power of communication in the most positive sense, is everythingâ&#x20AC;Ś using it for our mission is a gift and is what motivates me every day.â&#x20AC;? ema-online.org

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CALLEEN CORDERO Designer Calleen Cordero’s journey is the American Dream. *RLQJIURPWKHVKRSÁRRUWRRZQHURIDVXFFHVVIXOHWKLFDO shoe, bag and accessories business, she is the only female designer who has managed to revive the traditional craft of handmade footwear in the US. Her dedication to the environment is refreshing. “It’s almost impossible to use 100% natural materials, but I’ve made a commitment to primarily use vegetable tanned leather.” Although extremely expensive, it is less toxic on the environment. Sustainable components for shoe manufacturing are a priority, for Calleen, manufacturing inhouse using sustainable wood and local resources. “The woods I use come from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and 80% of the glues we use are non-toxic.” :LWKDÁDJVKLSVWRUHLQ/$DQGKHUFROOHFWLRQVVWRFNHGLQRYHU 150 independent stores across the US, giving back for Calleen is essential. “I’m super excited to have joined in partnership with QRQSURÀW¶7UHHVIRUWKH)XWXUH·7KH\DUHGHGLFDWHGWRSODQWLQJ trees in the developing world, enabling communities to restore their environment, grow more food, and build a sustainable future... the thought of being able to give back by planting more trees feels like a natural balance.” 72

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“ NEVER JUDGE YOUR SELF-WORTH ON WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK. THAT WAS ALWAYS SOMETHING THAT GAVE ME A SENSE OF STRENGTH AND HELPED ME REALIZE THAT NOT EVERYONE IS GOING TO LIKE ME OR WHAT I DO.” “Never judge your self-worth on what other people think. That was always something that gave me a sense of strength and helped me realize that not everyone is going to like me or what I do… if I have correct thinking, correct words, correct intentions and correct actions, then I have everything and nobody can take that away from me.” callencordero.com trees.org

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Candida Brady, a former journalist, news reporter and now celebrated British documentary maker, alongside Titus Ogilvy, founded Blenheim Films, a UK based FRPSDQ\GHGLFDWHGWRSURGXFLQJĂ&#x20AC;OPVZLWKLQWHJULW\ Candida directed the award-winning documentary 7UDVKHGDĂ&#x20AC;OPDERXWJDUEDJHDQGWKHHIIHFWLWKDV on the environment and the food we eat. It stars actor Jeremy Irons, who also provides the voiceover. Trashed sees Jeremy take a journey across the planet looking at what really happens to our rubbish once itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collected and taken away â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from rubbish dumps WRODQGĂ&#x20AC;OOVĂ&#x20AC;OOHGZLWKURWWLQJGHDGDQLPDOVPROG\ household waste, clothes, paper and packaging. Plastic waste has a devastating effect on marine OLIHZLWKĂ&#x20AC;VKDEVRUELQJWR[LQVZKLFKZHWKHQHDW accumulating poisonous chemicals into our bodies. 7KHIDFWVDQGĂ&#x20AC;JXUHVDUHDVWRQLVKLQJÂłZHWKURZ away 200 billion plastic bottles and 58 billion disposable cups a year! â&#x20AC;&#x153;This movie plays an important role in educating our society,â&#x20AC;? comments Candida. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an international problem and a hidden epidemic.â&#x20AC;? 7KHĂ&#x20AC;OPQRWRQO\ORRNVDWWKHGHYDVWDWLQJHIIHFWV on communities and wildlife but also goes in search of solutions. Trashed has been shown at the Houses of Parliament in London, The Welsh Assembly, Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly France, European Parliament in Brussels and WKH1HZ<RUN&LW\0D\RU¡V2IĂ&#x20AC;FH Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why Candida, a self confessed obsessed EBay-er and the proud owner of a bike she bought at 15 years old, sees the beauty in second hand and vintage, as well as always eating organic food. She understands that you can be â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;overwhelmedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by the issue although she is optimistic about what can be done by both individuals and governments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spread the world about this hidden epidemic,â&#x20AC;? says Candia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are measures we can all take. Be an individual. Recycle. I have never found anyone who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care. We mustnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget that we have the power to change and that WE make change happen. One personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actions do make a difference.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153; TRASHED HASNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T BEEN ABOUT WORDS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BEEN ABOUT ACTIONS! PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE FIGHTING FOR CHANGE, FIGHTING TO INFORM AND SHARE WITH OTHERS THE DANGERS OF WASTE AND SHOWING EACH OTHER HOW TO DO THE RIGHT THING.â&#x20AC;?

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MARGO MARRONE Modern day alchemist Margo Marrone opened WKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW2UJDQLF3KDUPDF\LQ/RQGRQ¡V.LQJ¡V Road in 2002 alongside her husband Francesco, an Italian graphic designer, winning a legion of loyal fans and a cult celebrity following.

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This innovative concept uses 21st century technology and research to provide luxurious and effective organic products and homeopathic remedies. Francesco adds the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;wowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; factor to the stores product and store design. Inspired by reading articles about preservatives in food, Margo discovered how pesticides, herbicides DQGDUWLĂ&#x20AC;FLDOIHUWLOL]HUVLQIRRGSURGXFWLRQDUH harmful for the body. She realized that chemicals in cosmetics could also be absorbed into our body, causing long-term damaging side effects. Margo wanted to revolutionize the way we look at beauty products, and create effective products that would be chemical free. This passion led Margo to study homeopathy, a 200-year-old holistic natural medicine system. While many people knew that organic food was EHQHĂ&#x20AC;FLDOIRUWKHLUKHDWKPDQ\VWLOOXVHGSURGXFWV full of harmful chemicals such as parabens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most people are aware that parabens are not good but they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know why. Parabens mimic estrogen in the body and thus may promote the growth of certain cancers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; notably breast and prostrate cancers,â&#x20AC;? states Margo. Together with her husband, they put honesty, integrity, quality and green thinking at the heart of their business, sharing a vision for an ethical life and green glamor! This runs throughout the business and they expect their staff to be organic and to be knowledgeable about the products they sell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Never lose sight of your vision; people will try to convince you that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the right way. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let people put you off the path.â&#x20AC;? The website features great products, expert advice and Margoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blog which has a wealth of information. theorganicpharmacy.com

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SHARON LAWRENCE The award winning actress Sharon Lawrence may be best known for her roles in NYPD Blue, Law and Order and Grey’s Anatomy, but she plays an equally important role as an eco activist. She’s an ambassador for ‘Heal the Bay’ in LA, which has seen her lobbying Sacramento for the Bag Ban, speaking at rallies, attending press conferences, meeting with legislators and rallying fellow board members. Talking fervently about her work with Heal the Bay, Sharon commented, “...it’s nice to see a group that has a focused mission and where you can see the good work being done as you drive around the city. Every time I go to the beach here in LA I can see the positive... with so much doom and gloom in the environmental world, it’s nice to be part of a success story. Thirty years ago the Bay was treated like a dump, with partially treated sewage being pumped into the ocean. Fish had tumors, lifeguards were getting sick and the Bay was riddled with

“ EVERY TIME I GO TO THE BEACH HERE IN LA I CAN SEE THE POSITIVE... WITH SO MUCH DOOM AND GLOOM IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL WORLD, IT’S NICE TO BE PART OF A SUCCESS STORY.” dead zones. All that has changed thanks to our work to curb pollution — animal life has returned in full force, water quality grades get better each year and people are more educated. But there’s still plenty of work to do!” Sharon hopes other states will follow the example of California, and ban plastic bags. Encouraging people to think about their lifestyle choices she said, “We can all be more mindful of what we chose to use and how we chose to dispose of it.” healthebay.org WARRIOR WOMEN

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Ban Ki Moon designates Leonardo Dicaprio as a UN Messenger Of Peace Photo: United Nations

LEONARDO DICAPRIO By now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not news that Leonardo DiCaprio is passionate DERXWWKHHQYLURQPHQW)URPEHLQJRQHRIWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWLQ Hollywood to embrace a hybrid vehicle to his ever-growing portfolio of ecological initiatives, this fearless trail-blazer continues to make his mark on the both the world of entertainment and the world as a whole. From raising the siren about the planetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s excessive carbon usage, to protecting HOHSKDQWVDQGĂ&#x20AC;JKWLQJIRURXURFHDQVKHLVUHOHQWOHVVLQEULQJLQJ pertinent knowledge to awaken the general public alongside his organization, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. His most recent project is his collaboration with Tree Media, and WKHVKRUWĂ&#x20AC;OPVQDUUDWHGFDOOHGÂś*UHHQ:RUOG5LVLQJ¡7KLVIRXU part series artfully tells the story of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s carbon emissions and the dangers we face as a direct result. Leo emphasizes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;97% of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scientists agree: climate change is happening right now â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and humans are responsible;â&#x20AC;? he furthers, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We cannot sit idly by and watch the fossil fuel industry make billions at our collective expense. We must put a price on carbon â&#x20AC;&#x201D; now.â&#x20AC;? Leonardoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to the planet brought him to the United Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Climate Change Summit this September, where he was globally recognized for his participation. Not only walking the streets of NYC in the Climate March, he was designated as a UN Messenger of Peace (special focus on climate change) by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki moon, and brought down the house with a rousing and genuine speech, encouraging

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â&#x20AC;&#x153; WE NEED TO PUT A PRICETAG ON CARBON EMISSIONS, AND ELIMINATE GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES FOR COAL, GAS, AND OIL COMPANIES. WE NEED TO END THE FREE RIDE THAT INDUSTRIAL POLLUTERS HAVE BEEN GIVEN IN THE NAME OF A FREE-MARKET ECONOMY, THEY DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T DESERVE OUR TAX DOLLARS THEY DESERVE OUR SCRUTINY. FOR THE ECONOMY ITSELF WILL DIE IF OUR ECOSYSTEMS COLLAPSE.â&#x20AC;? government and industry to take decisive widespread action to correct accelerating climate change. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I stand before you not as an expert but as a concerned citizen, one of the 400,000 people who marched in the streets of New York on Sunday, and the billions of others around the world who want to solve our climate crisis,â&#x20AC;? he said to the U.N., â&#x20AC;&#x153;As DQDFWRU,SUHWHQGIRUDOLYLQJ,SOD\Ă&#x20AC;FWLWLRXVFKDUDFWHUVRIWHQ VROYLQJĂ&#x20AC;FWLWLRXVSUREOHPV,EHOLHYHKXPDQNLQGKDVORRNHG DWFOLPDWHFKDQJHLQWKDWVDPHZD\DVLILWZHUHDĂ&#x20AC;FWLRQ happening to someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planet, as if pretending that climate change wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t real would somehow make it go away. But I think we know better than that... I beg you to face it with courage. And honesty.â&#x20AC;?

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JORGE DALINGER â&#x20AC;&#x153;My wish is not only to respect the planet, but also old materials that have lasted this long; they have a reason and are full of passion, being made by hand,â&#x20AC;? muses LA-based, upcycling, luxury architect Jorge Dalinger. Jorge, a Hollywood staple of the fashion industry and it-crowd, began his adventure into architecture after purchasing his personal home in 1994, discovering his true passion lay in the walls of old historical elements being made new again. Having been born in Sevile, Spain, Jorge designed his home like a Spanish hacienda, salvaging many pieces from his beloved home country to bring back to his new home in the States. Today, he collects countless artifacts and structural elements from countries like Morocco, India, and Spain. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It can be challenging but fun, and exciting once in my possession here in the US.â&#x20AC;? With his natural design aesthetics and years of experience both in the fashion world and as a rustic furniture designer, Jorge creates breathtakingly beautiful spaces, with a sense of worldliness all of his own. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wish more people would travel and go back in history, and feel the passion of how things were created,â&#x20AC;? says Jorge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sorry, I just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like modern.â&#x20AC;? Photo: SoďŹ a Dalinger

BOYAN SLAT Boyan Slat is a teenage prodigy. At 19 years old, he is combining environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability, by creating an ingenious method to rid our oceans of plastic waste. Regarding the Ocean Cleanup, a technology currently in development after a huge success in crowd funding, its inceptor says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I came up with a passive V\VWHPRIĂ RDWLQJEDUULHUVWKDWLVDWWDFKHGWRWKHVHDEHG DQGRULHQWHGLQD9VKDSH7KHEDUULHUVĂ&#x20AC;UVWFDWFKDQG then concentrate the plastic, enabling a platform to HIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQWO\H[WUDFWLWRQFHDUULYHGLQWKHFHQWHURIWKH9Âľ The project now has 100 dedicated team members of scientists and experts.

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This is a lot of words for the average person to digest, but according to The Ocean Cleanup website millions of tons of plastic have entered the oceans, with plastic FRQFHQWUDWLQJLQĂ&#x20AC;YHURWDWLQJJ\UHVDQGRQHWKLUGRIDOO RFHDQLFSODVWLFZLWKLQWKHJUHDW3DFLĂ&#x20AC;F*DUEDJH3DWFK This is where the main focus of this initiative is, and in three to four years the technology should be ready for use. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If a cleanup would start today, it would be a bit like PRSSLQJXSWKHĂ RRUZKLOHWKHWDSLVVWLOOUXQQLQJ%XW until now, the mop hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been invented yet.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; MEN WE LOVE

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JEREMY IRONS A bewildered Jeremy irons stands on the beach with a heap of assorted trash towering above him, overlooking the azure of the Mediterranean in Sidon, /HEDQRQ+HPXWWHUV´$SSDOOLQJÂľ7KLVLVÂś7UDVKHG¡DĂ&#x20AC;OPGLUHFWHGE\&DQGLGD Brady and narrated and executively produced by Irons. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Trashedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is a love child, a work of years spanned â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a revelation for awakening. It is an unforgettable account of the reality of our waste â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the paradoxical beauty and horror. It is also a thorough investigation of human interest. It urges us to action, and demonstrates solutions we may utilize to turn trash into treasure, lessening the impact that it has on our bodies and our environment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If each of us do something small and pass it on... itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very easy problem to solve, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s money in it.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think there are OLWWOHWKLQJVZHFDQGROLNHJLYHHDFKRWKHUDSURSHUVKRSSLQJEDJIRU&KULVWPDV that will help a little. Try to get our legislature to mark plastic clearly so that people with moderate intelligence, in which I put myself, can understand whether it can EHUHF\FOHGRUQRW,WGRHVQ¡WKDYHWREHWKDWGLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOW,WKLQNLW¡VMXVWDPHQWDO attitude. But, to discourage the use of garbage, which we can do. You have to remember we always feel like weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re being run by these vast corporations, but in UHDOLW\WKHVHFRUSRUDWLRQVDUHWHUULĂ&#x20AC;HGRIXVÂľ

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â&#x20AC;&#x153; WE ALWAYS FEEL LIKE WEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE BEING RUN BY THESE VAST CORPORATIONS BUT IN REALITY THESE CORPORATIONS ARE TERRIFIED OF US.â&#x20AC;?

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TOM SZASKY Tom Szaskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adventure into ecopernuership began with worms. Starting his green quest in Princeton University, he began making organic sustainable fertilizer but as he and KLVSDUWQHUZRXOGVRRQĂ&#x20AC;QGRXWLQRUGHU to produce a product line one must also pay for packaging. This was the evolution of Terracycle. A company that utilizes waste packaging to produce an array of consumer goods, taking our most wasted waste and making them usable again. With an array of smart-upcycling the most unique is the recent ODXQFKRIWKHZRUOG¡VĂ&#x20AC;UVWUHF\FOLQJSURJUDP for cigarette butts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is one of our most exciting recycling programs because of how massive its expansion has been globally. Also because of how ubiquitous and dangerous a waste stream we are addressing,â&#x20AC;? states Tom. With an estimated 3.5 billion tons of butts being littered per year worldwide, Tom feels that this is an undertaking worth our collective time and many municipalities around the world are starting to agree with him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It costs these cities absolutely nothing to participate after all, so they are usually eager to start collecting.â&#x20AC;? Terracycle has been so successful in its innovation that it has now become the subject of a reality TV show, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Human Resourcesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; depicting what goes on behind-the-scenes of a young, socially responsible â&#x20AC;&#x153;greenâ&#x20AC;? company. The show is designed to share the TerraCycle vision to eliminate waste. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Silly characterdriven antics aside, we wanted â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Human Resourcesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to be an accessible way for viewers to see what we actually do, how we come up with new ideas and waste solutions, and to get young Millennials excited about solving some of our most ubiquitous environmental issues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;SILLY CHARACTER-DRIVEN ANTICS ASIDE, WE WANTED HUMAN RESOURCES TO BE AN ACCESSIBLE WAY FOR VIEWERS TO SEE WHAT WE ACTUALLY DO, HOW WE COME UP WITH NEW IDEAS AND WASTE SOLUTIONS, AND TO GET YOUNG MILLENNIALS EXCITED ABOUT SOLVING SOME OF OUR MOST UBIQUITOUS ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES.â&#x20AC;&#x153; MEN WE LOVE

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ROGER MOENKS ‘I often wonder whether I was inspired to take on a project like IAMECO Warrior or in a secret way it chose me,” states world renowned photographer and self-proclaimed eco-warrior Roger Moenks. “Like any project if you know how much time and energy it will take to get something accomplished before you start, you’ll probably walk the other way. Yet I am in it... bringing awareness to the environment and educating people about various environmental concerns is the way of the future so that we don’t lose our most precious commodities we all take for granted.” Three years ago, Roger began his journey traveling to over 25 countries to document the amazing work that individuals are doing globally to protect and better the environment. So began IAMECO Warrior, Roger’s 2012 published photojournalistic book featuring the likes of Ted Turner. A continuation of a conversation and movement occurred at a reading featuring Ted Turner, Laura Turner, Sylvia Earle, Costas Christe, and Carter Roberts. With Michael Bloomberg, Ted Turner, Stella McCartney, and Bill Clinton as a part of a growing team of 84

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“ BRINGING AWARENESS TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND EDUCATING PEOPLE ABOUT VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS IS THE WAY OF THE FUTURE SO WHAT WE DON’T LOSE OUR MOST PRECIOUS COMMODITIES WE ALL TAKE FOR GRANTED.” campaigning celebrities, IAMECO is quickly turning into a forum for discussion, innovation, and solution. This collective as Roger explains, is comprised of “People who are ecowarriors-activists who care about the environment and are ÀJKWLQJIRURXUSODQHW·VVXUYLYDO7KH\WDNHWKDWÀJKWWRWKHLU boardrooms, to schools, to churches and synagogues, to their local government, and to their neighborhoods. And they’re doing this not by chastising people, but by informing them; not by tearing down, but by planting; not by making enemies, but by creating allies. You can be one because you’re human, you’re smart, and you care. IAMECO Warrior!” cocoecomag.com


JOHN SHEGERIAN John Shegarian and his green DNA are at the center of Electronic Recyclers International, a company who leads the electronic recycling movement globally, and has to date successfully been able to keep every aspect of their business green and sustainable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At ERI, our DNA and culture are green from top to bottom. From the small business cards we hand out on recycled paper and electric forklifts, to the hybrid cars our sales force has driven since 2007. Green isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just important â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it is who we are.â&#x20AC;? Now the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest recycler of electronic waste, ERI is licensed to de-manufacture and recycle all types of electronic equipment processing 250 million tons of electronics annually. John is so passionate about the process that he has included everyone and everything in his dedication to sustainability, including ERIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current partnership with Recycle Across America, to endorse proper bin labeling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We agree that standardized labeling is one of the most important pillars of both UHVSRQVLEOHDQGSURĂ&#x20AC;WDEOHUHF\FOLQJÂľ This passion and dedication has brought John to voice Green is Good, DUDGLRVKRZRQL+HDUW5DGLRERDVWLQJWKHKLJKHVWWUDIĂ&#x20AC;FRIDQ\HFR focused radio show, globally. With more than 800 guest appearances, -RKQGLVFXVVHVPDQ\HFRLVVXHVZLWKVRPHRIWKHZRUOG¡VPRVWLQĂ XHQWLDO voices. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are honored to host the most interesting people in the sustainability world â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and everyone from Ben & Jerryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, to Ford and Walmart have been on the show. The guests have made the show an incredible journey for me, and for that I am very grateful.â&#x20AC;?

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LES McCABE You could call Dr. Les McCabe an accomplished leader. The latest addition to Global Green USA as President and CEO hails from \HDUVRIVHUYLFHZLWKWKH\RXWKRULHQWHGQRQSURĂ&#x20AC;WRUJDQL]DWLRQ Semester at Sea, based out of Virginia. Global Green USA itself is an organization dedicated to helping the planet through catalytic projects, transformative policies, and cutting edge technology. Global Green LVDQDIĂ&#x20AC;OLDWHRI*UHHQ&URVV,QWHUQDWLRQDOIRXQGHGE\3UHVLGHQW Mikail Gorbachev in 1993, to cultivate a global value shift for a more promising future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m incredibly inspired by Global Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 20 year history and its focus on people â&#x20AC;&#x201D; fostering a value shift that helps us all protect and preserve the environment.â&#x20AC;? Amongst the repertoire of projects Les is currently working on, the New Orleans water project is top of his list. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our focus will be on educating neighborhoods on how to manage storm water in a cost-effective way. What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re learning from the green infrastructure and water works projects in New Orleans are valuable urban water management techniques that can be translated to any community impacted by sea level rise,â&#x20AC;? explains Les. In addition to the water project, New Orleans is also home to another exciting GHYHORSPHQW´:HQRZKDYHDQRIĂ&#x20AC;FHLQWKHORZHUWK:DUGDQGDUHLQ the last stages of building our Holy Cross Project there, which will be FRPSULVHGRIĂ&#x20AC;YHVLQJOHIDPLO\KRPHVDQGD&RPPXQLW\'HYHORSPHQW and Climate Action Center. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really exciting for me to be a part of the completion of that huge initiative.â&#x20AC;? MEN WE LOVE

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eat SOPHIEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CAFE is a neighbourhood favorite located on Palm Jumeirah. It caters to the local residents, along with being a nice go-to for a healthy lunch and snack, in particular if you are staying on the Palm Jumeirah Island or Dubai Marina. Grab yourself a shot of wheatgrass or indulge in a zucchini brownie. Riva Beach Club, Building 8 Shoreline Apartments, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Tel: +971 4 451 5982 sophiesme.com

MASSAD FARM TO TABLE LVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWIDUPWRWDEOH

Massad Farm to Table

URBAN BISTRO if you are looking for a healthy brunch

and sustainable Arabic restaurant to hit Dubai. The restaurant offers a vibrant Mezza selection to grilled meats and renowned chicken dishes that are all made with fresh organic meats. The hummus was my favorite, made with fresh organic olive oil. If you cannot make it to one of their three locations, no problem, you can order delivery.

on Friday, you have found your place. Fresh juices, beetroot omelettes and kale salads occupy the menu. If you miss out on their brunch, they have endless selections of organic and healthy RSWLRQVRQWKHLUELVWURPHQX7KHRUJDQLFVDOPRQĂ&#x20AC;VKFDNHLV one not to miss. The atmosphere is casual and bustling with a younger crowd and the interiors are comfortable with natural sunlight. An absolute favorite!

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CNN Building, Dubai Media City Tel: +971 4 362 4330 urbranbistro.ae

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The Organic Glow Beauty Lounge

explore THE ORGANIC GLOW BEAUTY LOUNGE is a place where you do not just feel good about what you put on your body, you also experience a total state of relaxation. Every product used is organic and healthy for your body, but not only are you putting non-toxic products into your body, you do not have to worry about bacteria or infections with their sterile manicure and pedicure set-up. Thinking of a massage? Yes, massages, and hair care services are available. The lounge is a completely tranquil environment that is physically and emotionally safe.

Ripe Farmers Market

Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 3 Tel: +971 04 380 4666

ECO YOGA SANCTUARY is a womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s RQO\HFR\RJDVDQFWXDU\DQGLWLVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWVXVWDLQDEOH studio in the Middle East. Eco-friendly Far Infrared Heating allows you to participate in a hot yoga experience, without the unpleasant side effects. The sanctuary is complete with LED lights, water Ă&#x20AC;OWUDWLRQV\VWHPHFRIULHQGO\WRZHOVPDGHZLWK bamboo and organic cotton, eco-friendly organic ZRROEODQNHWVDQGVSHFLDOHQYLURQPHQWDOĂ RRULQJ It is a place where you can truly feel at peace. The Village Mall, 1st Floor Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai Tel: +971 4 385 6633 eys.ae

RIPE FARMERS MARKET is an organic local and farm fresh market that is reinventing the supermarket experience in Dubai. Ripe creates boxes of fresh locally grown produce that can be purchased in their markets, shop and can be home delivered. Every product inside of a Ripe box comes ZLWKDQRUJDQLFFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQ5LSHKDVUHFRJQL]HG the power of local UAE farmers and are bringing these products to the homes in the UAE. Corner of 8A St and 11th St., Dubai Tel: +971 04 380 7602 ripeme.com

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View from Jumeirah Beach Hotel

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The taxis in Dubai are certainly plentiful, however Dubai is DLPLQJWRJLYHRSWLRQVWRFXWEDFNRQDOORIWKHWUDIĂ&#x20AC;FDQGFDUV The Dubai Metro system is extremely accessible and you can easily get from one side of the city to the other. Dubai does not stop there, you can take the water taxi throughout the coastal area, Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah. It is a great way to experience the city and is available from 10AM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10PM.

The best way to get to Dubai is with its own airline, (PLUDWHV$LUOLQHV(PLUDWHVDUHDĂ&#x20AC;YHVWDUKRWHORQZKHHOV and deliver some of the best service I have ever experienced RQDQDLUFUDIW&DWFKDĂ LJKWIURP1<&&KLFDJR0LDPL /DV9HJDVDQG/RV$QJHOHV$Ă \LQJH[SHULHQFH\RXZLOO certainly be pleased you took.

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Ras Al Khor Wildlife Centre

RAS AL KHOR WILDLIFE CENTRE Dubai is not just composed of lavish events, dinners and glam, there are a handful of nature and wildlife adventures to undertake. Be sure to take a short trip over to Ras Al Khor Wildlife Centre, which is a Sanctuary comprised of KHFWDUHVRIVPDOOODJRRQVĂ&#x20AC;OOHGZLWKVSHFLHVRI PLJUDWRU\ELUGV<RXPD\HYHQVSRWDPDMHVWLFĂ DPLQJR ZKLOH\RXJD]HDWRYHUVSHFLHVRIĂ RUDDQGIDXQD There is an added bonus, entrance is free. wildlife.ae

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WHERE OLD WORLD CHARM MEETS MODERN LUXURY: CASA MARINA IN KEY WEST BY:

Johanna BjĂśrk Casa Marina

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Although it is only a three-hour drive from Miami, Key West feels like a world of its own. More Caribbean than )ORULGLDQLQVSLULWWKHLVODQGKDVORQJ been a haven for artists, writers and eccentrics â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams and President Harry Truman are famous residents. Known for its trademark laid-back vibe, Key West is the perfect place to get away from it all for a long weekend. GO

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Toes-in-the-sand dining

I set off with two girlfriends on a Friday afternoon in late spring. The drive from Miami on the Overseas Highway is an experience in itself, taking you over a series of scenic bridges, including the famous Seven Mile Bridge. We stopped at Urbn Grdn â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an organic market and juice bar in Islamorada run by Roberto, a former designer from Miami â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for an energy boost of delicious, freshly made green juice. Due to its year-round warm climate â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it is, in fact, the warmest city in the U.S â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with an average of 3000 hours of sunshine annually, Key West has become a favourite tourist destination IRUPDQ\'HVSLWHWKLVLWLVVWLOOSRVVLEOHWRĂ&#x20AC;QGXQLTXHVSRWV and off-the-beaten-path gems. It has been said that you can have any kind of experience you want in Key West, which seems to ring true. In need of a relaxing, luxurious girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; weekend, we opted to stay at Casa Marina, a historic resort located right on the beach. Since LWĂ&#x20AC;UVWRSHQLQJLWVGRRUVRQ1HZ<HDUV(YHLQ&DVD0DULQD has gone from a tropical playground for the rich and famous (President Warren G. Harding visited only three days after the opening) to a US Navy headquarters during World War II, and then again to a Hollywood celebrity hotspot during the 1950s to a U.S base of operations during the Cuban Missile Crisis. After a period of neglect during the 70s and 80s, a major renovation completed in 2007 has restored the property to its original grandeur, and it is now a Waldorf Astoria Resort.

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Conceived by American railroad tycoon Henry Flagler, the resort was intended to accommodate wealthy customers arriving to Key West via Flaglerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Overseas Railroad, which opened LQDQGIRUWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWWLPHFRQQHFWHGWKHIRUPHUO\LVRODWHG Florida Keys to the mainland. Flagler died before the hotel was completed, however his architects â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Thomas Hastings and John M. Carrere, who also designed the New York Public Library, New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Metropolitan Opera House and the Senate DQG+RXVHRI5HSUHVHQWDWLYHV2IĂ&#x20AC;FHEXLOGLQJVLQ:DVKLQJWRQ DC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; ensured the project stayed true to Flaglerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grand vision. Casa Marina sits on 6.5 acres of land, directly adjacent to the beach. Upon entering the hotel and walking through the lobby, a majestic palm-lined walkway takes you right down to the ocean, where you can choose to waste the afternoon away in a luxurious hammock, take a boat trip from the propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s private dock, or enjoy a great meal with your toes in the sand at on-site restaurant, Sun Sun. Casa Marina is one of those places you feel like you never need to leave. The full island experience is right there for you to enjoy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from a lazy brunch on the terrace, to a massage with DQRFHDQYLHZWRDVXQVHWFRFNWDLOE\RQHRIWKHĂ&#x20AC;UHSLWV For three overworked women from different corners of the world (Miami, Los Angeles and Stockholm), it was the ultimate weekend getaway.

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Casa Marina has made a “steadfast commitment to Going Green.” Honored by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as “One Palm” Green Lodge Certified, Casa Marina is dedicated to preserving the remarkable habitats and surroundings of the Florida Keys, reducing the property’s carbon footprint and implementing green policies throughout all areas of the resort. Initiatives include: - A laundry recycling system that saves 7+ million gallons of water per year, a towel reuse program and guest recycling initiative in guest rooms Guest room

Casa Marina

- Low flow toilets and faucets, to save and conserve water - Programmable thermostats with automatic temperature adjustment - Energy efficient lighting and timers throughout the Resort - Energy Management System controlling all public area climates - Electricity purchased from Florida Light and Power Sunshine Energy Program from eco-friendly energy sources - Environmentally friendly Green Lodge approved cleaners used in all areas of the Resort - Reclaimed water for irrigation used Resort wide - Recycling compacter for cardboard, office paper, glass, plastic, metal, aluminum, steel

Massage on the beach

- Utilization of post consumer (recycled) paper goods

URBN GRDN 87951 Overseas Hwy (MM 87.9) Islamorada, FL 33036 urbngrdn.org CASA MARINA - A WALDORF ASTORIA RESORT 1500 Reynolds Street Key West, FL 33040 casamarinaresort.com

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CAL-A-VIE: A LUXURY WELLNESS ESCAPE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BY:

Beth Doane

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Cal-a-Vie Health Spa

There are certain places in this world that leave you forever changed, inspired, HQHUJL]HGDQGÀOOHGZLWKSHDFH&DOD9LH+HDOWK6SDLVRQHRIWKHVHVSHFLDO places. Located on 200 gorgeous acres in sunny southern California, it is known as one of the top health and wellness retreats in the world. However, WKHUHLVVRPXFKPRUHWRDVWD\RQWKLVSURSHUW\WKDQDFKLHYLQJ\RXUÀWQHVV goals or relaxing with one of their lavish treatments. 98

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With an impressive staff-to-guest ratio of 5 to 1, it ensures an extremely high level of personalized service and gives you an experience unlike any other wellness spa in the world. It is the kind of service where people do not just remember your name, they also go out of their way to make sure you are truly happy, comfortable, relaxed and having a transformative mind/body/ spirit adventure. $OOJXHVWVDUHJLYHQDFXVWRPL]HGKHDOWKDQGÀWQHVVSURJUDPDW the beginning of their stay. This helps you achieve your desired results every time, whether you want a quiet place to rejuvenate RUDUHJLPHQWHGÀWQHVVSODQWKDWZLOOKHOS\RXORVHXQZDQWHG weight. You also do not have to worry about bland food or feeling deprived, the Cal-a-Vie diet plans taste truly exquisite and are super nutritious while still being low calorie. The essentially gourmet organic cuisine can also be plant based for vegetarians or vegans.

The Cal-a-Vie property takes environmental awareness and stewardship very seriously, and has an ongoing recycling program for all recyclable materials including; water bottles, cardboard and metal. In addition, all of their cleaning techniques include a chemical-free cleaning system that is completely sodium lauryl sulfate-free, which is less dangerous to humans, reduces allergies, and is free from the carcinogens that conventional cleaning products often contain. The spa also offers treatments using natural products and you can opt for aromatherapy to be added to your massages, K\GURWKHUDS\IDFLDOVRUUHÁH[RORJ\VHVVLRQV<RXFDQHQMR\ hair and scalp treatments and all spa options are designed with a focus on holistic healing. For an even greater spiritual experience there is a labyrinth you can walk or you may participate in guided visualization, take a Tai Chi or Qi Gong class, or try aqua yoga or chakra yoga.

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THE CAL-A-VIE PROPERTY TAKES ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND STEWARDSHIP VERY SERIOUSLY, AND HAS AN ONGOING RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR ALL RECYCLABLE MATERIALS INCLUDING; WATER BOTTLES, CARDBOARD AND METAL.

The founders, Terri and John Haven, take their mission to create a healing reserve for guests seriously and their journey with Cala-Vie began in a surprising way. The Havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually purchased DZHHNDW&DOD9LH+HDOWK6SDDWDFKDULW\DXFWLRQWREHQHĂ&#x20AC;WD Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital in New Orleans. John Haven had made a pledge to himself about a decade earlier to live a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. It began when Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own wellness DQGVSLULWXDOLW\ZHUHWHVWHGZKHQKLVVRQWKHQĂ&#x20AC;YHPRQWKVROG underwent a serious operation. His son had a dime-sized hole in his heart and survived the surgery to correct an abnormality affecting the aorta and valve.

While the property is sprawling, it contains only 32 Mediterranean-style villas, each with itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own sundeck or balcony so that you can completely indulge and sleep in late, take afternoon naps and enjoy countless moments in peace and privacy.

Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fate was sealed: he not only needed to give back, he wanted to provide people with a place where they could make powerful lifestyle changes and where trained staff could put them on the path to a healthy, positive and balanced future.

As a guest, you are welcome to spend your days doing whatever your heart desires. A magical beginning to each day is waking at sunrise and taking a hike into the hills and mountains surrounding the property, covered with vineyards and breathtaking scenery. You can then spend time in the 400-yearold chapel that was imported from Dijon, France, where morning yoga and meditations are held. It is also a spectacular setting for weddings held on the property. 7KHLUEHDXWLIXO3DYLOLRQĂ&#x20AC;WQHVVFHQWHURIIHUVPRGHUQVWDWHRI WKHDUWĂ&#x20AC;WQHVVHTXLSPHQWDQGWKHUHLVHYHQWKH9LVWD9DOOH\ Country Club golf course, just steps away. This Ted Robinsonstyle course makes Cal-a-Vie Health Spa the only destination spa in the world with a private 18-hole golf course.

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Buying Cal-a-Vie was the answer and it has now become the ultimate healing spa. It is also the Havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s special way of bringing wellness to others, and outside of Cal-a-Vie, both Terri and John dedicate their time and energy to numerous worthy causes. The Junior League of New Orleans, The Make-a-Wish Foundation, The New Orleans Symphony, The Heart Association and Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital are just a few RIWKHRUJDQL]DWLRQVWKDWKDYHEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WHGIURPWKH+DYHQV¡ enthusiastic support. What is most evident at Cal-a-Vie is the Havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dedication to their property and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mesmerizing grounds. This devotion is unmistakable in every aspect throughout a stay at Cal-a-Vie. cal-a-vie.com

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Be nurtured, inspired and invigorated . . Nestled away on 200 private acres in Northern San Diego County, Cal-a-Vie Health Spa will help lead you to improved health and vitality in an environment of peace and beauty.

Whether your personal goal is to lose weight, get fit, eat healthier, or reduce stress. The expert staff at Cal-a-Vie Health Spa will create a customized program to optimize every aspect of your wellness including mind, body and spirit.

29402 Spa Havens Way Vista, Ca 92084

Call 888-373-8773 to book your 3, 4 or 7 day wellness retreat or visit cal-a-vie.com


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UN-TRASH YOUR TRAVEL CROSSING THE GLOBE, WITH THE PLANET IN MIND

BY:

Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

2XUZRUOGLVMXVWDEVROXWHO\JRUJHRXV)URPKHUFU\VWDOFOHDUZDWHUV to her burnt orange deserts and chilling blue ice caps, there is an LQĂ&#x20AC;QLW\RISODFHVWRVHH2QHFRXOGVSHQGWKHLUZKROHOLIHWUDYHOLQJ our vast planet and only see a small fraction of her offerings. That is why I love to travel. I love to see beautiful things, ,ORYHWRVPHOOGLUWDQGWRXFKJODFLHUVUXQWKURXJKĂ&#x20AC;HOGV and explore foreign cities. A wise man (Philippe Cousteau Sr.) once said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Adventure is where you lead a full life,â&#x20AC;? and I whole-heartedly agree. Growing up, my parents saved up all year to take my sister and I on a big family trip every summer. While other kids where going to Disney World or the local beach, we were lucky enough to set off on adventures everywhere from Europe to the Caribbean, and even see Africa from the top of the strait of Gibraltar.

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As a child I remember traveling to pristine cities where we could almost eat off the sidewalks and then visiting some dirty, smelly towns. In one trash ridden place, I remember throwing a candy ZUDSSHULQWKHVWUHHW+RUULĂ&#x20AC;HGP\PRPDVNHG´$VKODQZK\ did you do it? You know better!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mom, this place is dirty and everyone else is throwing their trash on the street. Why does it matter?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trash is everywhere,â&#x20AC;? my mom replied. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just because other people do not respect the land, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean we can litter too.â&#x20AC;? I picked up my candy wrapper along with a handful of garbage that other people had discarded, and marched over to

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the trashcan. That was the last piece of litter that I ever let slip from my hands. I was ten years old. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just litter we have to worry about when traveling; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the traveling itself. As humans, we want to discover the undiscovered, tame the untamed and develop the undeveloped. This poses a problem. )RUH[DPSOH*RD,QGLDKDGDELJLQĂ X[LQWRXULVPLQWKH early 2000s and developers built several hotels to meet demand. Soon these hotels were drawing 66,000 gallons of water per day from wells and other local sources that also served the local community. Shortly thereafter, many of the wells and rivers went dry, leaving everyone including the locals with little to no water. This is a common problem where developers rush in to quickly build a tourism infrastructure to meet demand, without considering the environmental impacts they will have on the community, and the land that travelers are coming to see. The same can be said for the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. Every year, female grey whales arrive to give birth to their calves, safe in the shelter of the warm bay. For some reason, these grey whales love people. You can take a tiny boat out into the lagoon and if you are lucky, a mother grey will come over to your boat and present her baby (this is on the top of my bucket list). The

whales even like to get belly and back scratches... itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a truly magical experience. However, every few years a huge developer plans to build a mega resort, threatening to destroy the land and waters, and possibly drive away the whales. What is the answer? Do we travel or not? The good news is that now we really can have our cake and eat it too. There are many great adventures to be had with the environment in mind, and no compromises to be made in doing so. Look for hotels that support local communities rather than just use their resources, and for resorts that were built with the land in mind symbiotically. Maybe they have a grey water system and only grow plants that are indigenous and drought resistant? Do they offer recycling in their guest rooms? Maybe their restaurants are farm to table, and all the food is grown by local farmers and only in season? Perhaps the hotel spa uses chemical-free and natural beauty products? Whatever you desire, most major hotel groups and their boutique counterparts are introducing eco tourism, and arriving to your destination couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be easier. The commercial airline industry is evolving as carriers begin to incorporate innovative and more earth-conscious operations. *RRGH[DPSOHVDUH9LUJLQ$PHULFDZKLFKDUHĂ \LQJQHZ Ă HHWVWKDWDUHXSWRPRUHIXHODQGFDUERQHIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQW and Air France which is committed to biofuels, recycling and carbon offsets.

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At the Center for Whale Research on San Juan Island, WA

There are also easy, little things that you can personally do to make a difference. OPT TO NOT HAVE YOUR ROOM CLEANED You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t clean your house every day do you? I certainly donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t! So while I am staying in a hotel, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the room serviced at all. This simple act cuts down on the use of cleaning chemicals used in the room itself and drastically decreases laundry chemicals and water waste. The same towel and sheets DUHĂ&#x20AC;QHIRUP\ZKROHVWD\$QGPDQ\KRWHOVDUHHYHQJLYLQJ customers incentives to be greener, like Starwood propertiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Green Choice,â&#x20AC;? where you receive loyalty points for every day you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have your room cleaned. PACK YOUR OWN TOILETRIES I know this sounds simple, but those little plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash are full of nasty chemicals and a huge waste of plastic, usually getting thrown in the trash even if the cleaning staff donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think they were opened. Pack your own in travel bottles and save a huge amount of waste. BRING YOUR OWN REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE I recently started taking my reusable bottle with me to travel. As long as it is empty going through airport security you will have QRSUREOHPV-XVWUHĂ&#x20AC;OOLWRQWKHRWKHUVLGHRIWKHFKHFNSRLQW $QGLI\RXFDQ¡WĂ&#x20AC;QGDZDWHUIRXQWDLQPRVW6WDUEXFNVZLOOUHĂ&#x20AC;OO \RXUERWWOHZLWKQLFHĂ&#x20AC;OWHUHGZDWHUIRUIUHH SHUIHFWWKLQJWRGR while you wait to board). Then you have your bottle with you on 104

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS HUMANS, WE WANT TO DISCOVER THE UNDISCOVERED, TAME THE UNTAMED AND DEVELOP THE UNDEVELOPED. THIS POSES A PROBLEM.â&#x20AC;? your whole trip. No need to spend extra vacation money on silly plastic bottles of water. Save it for a nice cold glass of rosĂŠ. PACK LIGHT Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s be honest, planes are not carbon neutral, but if you want WRJRVRPHZKHUHIDU\RXPXVWĂ \0RVWFRPPHUFLDOSODQHV these days are booked to capacity, which helps to cut down on individualsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; carbon footprints. But the heavier the plane, the more JDVLVEXUQHGGXULQJĂ LJKW6RSDFNDVOLJKWDV\RXFDQWRDGG the least amount of weight to the plane. Many airlines now offer carbon-offset programs to buy along with your plane ticket. Where we spend our dollar is our biggest weapon of change. Supporting businesses that are doing the right thing by you, for the locals and the planet, is a great way to travel the globe while knowing youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re helping to preserve it for future generations. With all of the above in mind, enjoy your vacation. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a beautiful world and there is so much of it to see! cocoecomag.com


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FEATURES EDITOR LOVES GLOWING & GIVING

BY BETH DOANE

Stay glowing and giving this holiday season with these luxurious treats and gift ideas.

BALANCE BALL CHAIR This bestselling Balance Ball Chair is a fun gift that provides all-day ergonomic support while improving posture and spinal alignment. $89.98, gaiam.com

JUJUBE PEONY CANDLE An enchanting and cheerful aroma arrives in this made in USA bright gold luxury candle. $44, daynadecker.com

KYPRIS KYPRI BEAUTY ANTIOXIDANT DEW ANTIO This feather-weight serum is deeply hydrating and restores strength, vitality and radiance to the skin. $60, BeauTeaBar.com

MURCHISON-HUME With sophisticated and elegant design, this Classic Six Boxed Set includes everything you need to stay naturally tidy throughout the holidays and arrives boxed and ready with a beautiful bamboo caddy. $65, murchison-hume.com

GINNYBAKES Organic, gluten free and NonGMO Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bliss cookies from ginnybakes have hints of cinnamon and vanilla for an outrageously delicious, mindful indulgence any time of year. $5.99, ginnybakes.com

ELLA SWEATER DRESS This elegant sweater dress has delicate knitting and lacy detail to the hem, shoulders, and cuffs and is made ethically and sustainably. $85, prana.com

JACKIE SHAPIRO PLATTER This stunning platter designed by Jackie Shapiro is non-toxic and BPA-Free, scratch resistant and perfect for indoor or outdoor entertaining. $18.00, wayfair.com

RGB POLISH This swanky luminous gold polish is perfect for the season and also cruelty-free and made in the USA. $16, BeauTeaBar.com

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WASTED WHEN IT COMES TO OUR TRASH, IT IS TIME FOR A GLOBAL AWAKENING

As the dump truck limping down my street wakes me on a cold Wednesday morning, it occurs to me I have not given much thought WRWKHĂ&#x20AC;QDOGHVWLQDWLRQRIP\GRPHVWLFZDVWH And what is even more awakening than the clattering of bins outside my bedroom window, is learning that more often than not, our trash does not go to a magical site to be sorted and broken down. Nor does it get transported to a mysterious planet for intergalactic re-assignment. BY:

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â&#x20AC;&#x153; RECYCLING IS THE SIMPLEST AND MOST EFFICIENT WAY OF TACKLING THE GLOBAL WASTE ISSUE, REDUCING THE DEPLETION OF FINITE RESOURCES AND CURBING CO2 LEVELS.â&#x20AC;? Mitch Hedlund, RAA Our waste does not disintegrate by itself, so our everincreasing thirst for consumption leads to a continual stream of disposable products going back into our planetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eco system. Obviously, we now urgently need to act, before our waste begins to consume us. If you want to know where your trash really goes, look at our SDUNVVWUHHWVFRXQWU\VLGHLQODQGĂ&#x20AC;OOVLWHVDQGXOWLPDWHO\RXU rivers and oceans. The cold hard fact is we urgently need to start implementing solutions, or our globe will become one large dumpsite. In a recent TED talk, Arman Sadeghi, CEO at All Green Electronics Recycling, explains 20-50 million tons of electronic waste is produced every year. To conceptualize this mass of waste, consider the United States alone discards 500,000 mobile devices per day. This growing category of electronic waste is what experts are most concerned about, because where is it going? The exponential growth of electronic waste is currently at four million tons a year and according to EPA (Environmental Protection Authority), in 2010 only 19% of it was recycled. Another horrifying fact is discarded plastics are also on the rise. These plastics that release harmful dioxins, end up in our waterways and are ingested by animals, cascading down the food chain to affect human health and reproduction. Americans alone throw 35 billion plastic water bottles away each year. Worldwide waste will double in less than 11 years. Resources used to create this waste will also double. How will we live? It is estimated presently 58 million square miles of plastic covers our oceans. What will it be in 11 years if we do not act now? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to reconsider this situation. The champion of destroying electronic waste in the US is Electronic Recyclers International (ERI). Founded in 2002 by Chairman and CEO John Shegerian, with his partners Aaron Blum and Kelvin Dillon, ERI are approaching the issue of electronic waste with a new paradigm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nobody was really recycling the right way,â&#x20AC;? Shegerian states. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Electronic ZDVWHGXPSHGLQRXUGRPHVWLFODQGĂ&#x20AC;OOVGHVWUR\VDQGHURGHV our already stressed eco system, and only 20% of it is being recycled,â&#x20AC;? he professes. ERI have processed one billion pounds of electronics at over eight locations across the United States, creating jobs while saving the environment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are about to see an explosion of new segments in electronic goods such as wearables, personal drones and robots,â&#x20AC;? Shegerian says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Recycling these is what is going to make the difference.â&#x20AC;?

Although the United States is considered one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;wasters,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; there are pro-active organizations dedicated to creating change. Mitch Hedlund, Executive Director of Recycle Across America, is one of those committed WRVLPSOLI\LQJUHF\FOLQJVRZHJHWLWULJKW´,IZHĂ&#x20AC;[WKH dysfunction at the bin by implementing standardized labels on the recycling bins, then we have an amazing solution that can systemically and dramatically improve our ability to sustain this planet,â&#x20AC;? says Hedlund. Straight forward labels on bins, telling us what item to put where, with no confusion. Genius! At this point, recycling properly becomes the obvious thing for us to do. The evidence suggests standardized recycling labels work, with those who use them noticing a 50-100% increase in their recycling levels. According to Hedlund, recycling is still one of the most impactful environmental actions we can take to tackling the global waste issue, drastically affecting not only the resources taken from the planet to create new products, but also the employment market as jobs are created with industry growth. Later this year, Recycle Across America is leading WKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWLQGXVWU\ZLGHHOHFWURQLFJDPLQJUHF\FOLQJFDPSDLJQ with the slogan, â&#x20AC;&#x153;When JDPHRYHU.. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recycle right!â&#x20AC;? This revolutionary initiative will provide die-hard Gamers with the resources to recycle their unwanted equipment, and with the gaming industry selling more than 200 million devices annually in America alone, it is predicted the campaign will LQĂ XHQFHSRVLWLYHFKDQJH ,WZRXOGEHHDV\WRGLVPLVVWKHZDVWHLVVXHDVDĂ&#x20AC;UVWZRUOG problem, until you consider the lower socio economic countries now becoming the dumping grounds for other more-wealthy countriesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trash. An environmental revolutionary raising awareness to the issue is Candida Brady, the writer, director and producer of documentary Trashed. Narrated and supported by Executive Director, Jeremy Irons, Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s documentary takes viewers on a journey around the globe, exploring 40 metre-high mounds of WUDVKRQWKHFRDVWRI%HLUXWWRODUJHWR[LFODQGĂ&#x20AC;OOVLQWKH8QLWHG Kingdom. She is shocked by the fact there are more pieces of plastic than natural zooplankton in the ocean, examining through the Ă&#x20AC;OPWKHVHULRXVLVVXHVRIPDQPDGHZDVWHDQGKRZLWLVDIIHFWLQJ the planet, from burning or burying, to dumping in the water. Education is an important way to inspire change and after seeing Trashed, it would be very hard to carry on obliviously. 6RZKDWFDQ,GR"7KHĂ&#x20AC;UVWDQGHDVLHVWUXOHRIWKXPELVWR remember the three 3â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle! We can all make small behavioural changes that are so simple yet will

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â&#x20AC;&#x153; THE WORLD NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS PLANET OPERATES BY A REMARKABLY INTRICATE AND DELICATE SYSTEM, BY TAKING FROM THE SYSTEM WE ARE FATALLY DESTROYING THE BALANCE. â&#x20AC;&#x153; Mitch Hedlund, RAA have a profound impact on how our world looks both now and in the future, and following these basic principles is easy. Take for example plastic bags, which contain petrochemicals. More than one million are used every minute, and we do not know KRZORQJWKHVHZLOOWDNHWRGLVLQWHJUDWHLQRXUODQGĂ&#x20AC;OOV,WLV currently estimated at 1,000 years, but that is a rough projection with no real-time statistics or experience to back it up because to our knowledge, petrochemicals do not biodegrade. Thankfully progress is occurring, with LA County recently signing into law a measure that will prohibit grocery and retail stores from

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providing single-use plastic bags, and require customers to be charged at least 10 cents for paper, compostable or reusable bags. Take your own canvas tote, and save the planet and your wallet simultaneously. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also rethink the use of plastic water bottles. San Francisco UHFHQWO\EHFDPHWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWWRSDVVDQRUGLQDQFHWREDQWKHVDOHRI plastic water bottles on city-owned property. Why? Americans use 50 billion plastic water bottles a year, according to the campaign, Ban the Bottle, and just 23% of those are recycled. Plastics contain chemicals harmful to our hormones known as endocrine disrupters, and if left in the heat these toxics leach from their container into the water weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re drinking. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know the process a bottle of water goes through to get from plant to store, but it is highly likely at some point in transit it has experienced extreme elements. Perhaps before you even WDNH\RXUĂ&#x20AC;UVWVLSLWLVWDLQWHGDQGWKDWQLFHFROGZDWHULVQRWVR refreshing after all. If spring water is a must, choose a brand that is bottled in glass, reducing toxic waste and providing a healthier option for your body. Better yet, get into the habit of taking a reXVDEOHZDWHUERWWOHDQGUHĂ&#x20AC;OOLQJLWZLWKĂ&#x20AC;OWHUHGZDWHURQWKHJR Last but not least, recycle. This can be confusing but it does not have to be. Most municipalities provide allocated recycling

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“ RECYCLING... IS WHAT IS GOING TO MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.” John Shegerian, ERI bins, and all we need to do is rinse-out our disposables: Glass, plastic containers, aluminium products and paper, and put them in the bin. It is that convenient, and the biggest thing to remember is no contaminants in the recycling bin. That means putting the diapers in the trashcan! When disposing of your electronic waste (anything with an electrical plug), look for the appropriate bins at your city refuse site, or collection events held in your neighborhood by local vendors. I can now never look back. If we all do what we can to curb our waste, reduce our consumption, and stop using environmentally harmful products, we can change our ‘wasted’ destiny. So when the dump truck wakes me from my slumber next Wednesday morning, I will be able to rest my head back on the pillow with a slightly clearer conscience. I will know I have done my part in reducing my contribution to this global problem. As Hedlund passionately asserts, “We’re starting to change the world. Care to join us?” I am in. Are you? Photos: TOP, LEFT & MIDDLE, RIGHT: Electronic Recyclers International, Inc TOP, RIGHT & MIDDLE, LEFT: Recycle Across America BOTTOM: Electronic Recyclers International, Inc

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CONTRIBUTING EDITOR LOVES WINTER WARMERS FOR THE BODY AND THE SOUL

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$VWKHVHDVRQFKDQJHVĂ&#x20AC;OO\RXU home with some winter and holiday luxuries that show you care for yourself and for the planet. 1. CROP HARVEST EARTH MEYER LEMON VODKA â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tis the season to celebrate, so why not make your cocktails with a delicious organic vodka? Crop Harvest Earth Vodka LVD86'$FHUWLĂ&#x20AC;HGRUJDQLFDUWLVDQDOYRGNDWKDWLVVPRRWK and clean â&#x20AC;&#x201D; perfect for a martini or any other cocktail at DKROLGD\SDUW\6LQFHLWVSURGXFWLRQLVVRHIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQWWKHUHLV QRFDUERQWUHDWPHQWRUFKDUFRDOĂ&#x20AC;OWHULQJUHTXLUHG-XVWDGG some ice and holiday cheer to get the party started! $26.99, chathamimports.com 2. UNDER THE CANOPY â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;MYSTICâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ORGANIC COTTON COMFORTER SET Bed can sometimes be the best place in the world during ce the colder months, so why not make it an even better place py, with an organic cotton comforter from Under The Canopy, that uses no harsh chemicals and low impact dyes? The R FRORUIXOÂś0\VWLF¡GHVLJQLQĂ XHQFHGE\WUDYHOVWR0RURFFR might even inspire you to plan an exciting trip from the coziness of your bedroom! $229.99, underthecanopy.com 3. ALEXANDRA LLEWELLYN â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;LILYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; BACKGAMMON SET Nothing is more fun during the holiday season than that to sit and play a great board game, but playing backgammon on a beautiful board designed by Alexandraa Llewellyn takes it to a whole new level. Made in Britain E\WKHĂ&#x20AC;QHVWPDVWHUFUDIWVPHQHDFKERDUGFDQEH customized or even a unique piece commissioned. It would be a remarkable present for any avid board game y. player or for someone who simply appreciates true quality. ÂŁ4,600, alexandralldesign.com

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4. IMUSA BAMBOO MORTAR & PESTLE Cooking with fresh herbs and spices always helps to make food tastier as well as providing the extra nutrients a healthy body requires in the winter months. This eco-friendly mortar and pestle from Imusa is not only stylish but with its silicone accents, including a non-stick bottom, it makes grinding delicious ingredients even easier. $17.99, target.com

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5. PROVINCE APOTHECARY ORGANIC BLACK SPRUCE AND FIR BALSAM INCENSE It is too easy when you spend a lot of time indoors to feel sluggish and unmotivated so this is where aromatherapy can really help. Charcoal incense, infused with essential oils, will lift the spirits and this stimulating organic fragrance from Province Apothecary of Black Spruce and Fir Balsam is sure to bring the great outdoors inside and get creative MXLFHVÁRZLQJ$12, provinceapothecary.com 6. DEBORAH LINDQUIST RECYCLED CASHMERE DOGGY SWEATER Everybody deserves something that makes them look and feel good during the holidays and a recycled cashmere sweater, made by eco-conscious designer Deborah Lindquist, is perfect for a fourlegged furry friend! Stylishly, it keeps them cozy and warm and, if it’s even possible, makes them just that bit more cuter! They will be the envy of all at the dog park! $100, www.deborahlindquist.com

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DE-TRASH OUR OCEANS BY:

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Imagine if you will: The ocean, wide and unbound, as seen from an airplane, undulating blue that stretches as far as you can see, sunshine creating elusive diamonds as rays hit waves. Now zoom in. That peaceful scene, upon closer LQVSHFWLRQUHYHDOVWKDWKXQGUHGVRIWKRXVDQGVRIĂ RDWLQJSODVWLFELWVIURPDOPRVW PLFURVFRSLFWREXFNHWVL]HGRUODUJHUDUHĂ RDWLQJLQWKHZDWHUFROXPQDWYDULRXV heights corresponding to their chemical makeupâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;what type of plastic they are. That H[SDQVHRIEOXHÂłDOORILWÂłSRFNPDUNHGZLWKDSODVWLFĂ HFNHGVOXUU\RIVHDZDWHU WKDWLVERWKZLGHDQGGHHSHQRXJKVRWKDWĂ&#x20AC;VKDQGVHDPDPPDOVKDYHWRPDNHWKHLU way through a new kind of obstacle. &RPHDOLWWOHFORVHUĂ RDWLQWKLVZDWHUWRRDQG\RXZLOO recognize that plastic â&#x20AC;&#x201D; bottle caps, lighter casings, earbuds, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plastic toys â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the ephemera of life. Maybe some of it is even yours. Welcome to the Gyre. This plastic likely didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t save a life, nor was it used for years until it was worn out. Most commonly it comes from the stuff ZHQHYHUWKLQNDERXWÂłDEULHĂ \SDFNDJHGIRRGSURGXFW WKLQN chip bags or plastic bottles) or an even more short-term-use item like a disposable spoon. When did you last throw a spoon away?

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to taste the rum raisin,â&#x20AC;? you told the ice-cream clerk, and she handed you a tiny spoon with an even tinier lump of sweet dessert. You chose the strawberry instead, the spoon went in the trash, and even though that tiny spoon will outlive \RXZLOOSHUVLVWLQDODQGĂ&#x20AC;OO LIZH¡UHOXFN\ RUĂ RDWLQWKHRFHDQ (if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not) for hundreds of years, it was but a moment on your lips. That is where the gyre comes from.

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THERE ARE GARBAGE PATCHES IN THE NORTH AND SOUTH PACIFIC OCEANS, THE NORTH AND SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEANS, AND THE INDIAN OCEAN. THEY ARE ALL HUGE, THEY MOVE WITH THE WIND AND THE OCEAN CURRENTS, AND THEY ARE ALL DANGEROUS TO MARINE LIFE, NOT JUST EYESORES. Beach Trash in Malaysia Photo: epSos.de/Flickr

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Turns out that the gyre we dove into, about the size of Texas, is not the only one; there are four other similar giant patches of SODVWLFGHEULV$QGWKHSODVWLFGRHVQ¡WMXVWĂ RDWRQWRSRIWKHZDWHU like a terrible patchwork scum, it is spread vertically throughout the water column like chunks of fruit held aloft in Jell-O. There DUHJDUEDJHSDWFKHVLQWKH1RUWKDQG6RXWK3DFLĂ&#x20AC;FRFHDQVWKH North and South Atlantic oceans, and the Indian Ocean. They are all huge, they move with the wind and the ocean currents, and they are all dangerous to marine life, not just eyesores. Why? Unlike glass, aluminum, or wood, plastic doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t biodegrade for many thousands of years. Instead, it just breaks apart into smaller and smaller pieces. This is what the gyre is made of. Bigger pieces of plastic becoming smaller, but never really going away.

Stiv Wilson, Communications Director for 5Gyres, an organization which strives to understand marine pollution through exploration, education, and action, explains how all this plastic has gotten so concentrated in a few spots. The ocean currents normally create existing natural systems that act as FDWFKPHQWVZKLFKLIĂ&#x20AC;OOHGZLWKQXWULHQWVIURPODQGFRXOGEH DERRQWRVHDFUHDWXUHV,QVWHDGRIIRRGWKH\Ă&#x20AC;QGVRPHWKLQJ that looks a lot like something to eat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A gyre is a gyre with or without anything in it, but acts like a toilet bowl without a drain and collects plastic pollution,â&#x20AC;? says Wilson.

But you say you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t litter, so how could your spoon which is so sanitary, convenient and cheap, end up in the middle of the ocean, when disposed of properly in the bin? For the most part, this plastic is what scientists call â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;non-point source pollutionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; which means that its origins are diffuse and hard to pin down. What we do know is that while about 20% of the plastic debris in our oceans comes from careless dumping E\Ă&#x20AC;VKLQJERDWVDQGRWKHUPDULQHWUDQVSRUWDWLRQDQGDFWLYLWLHV the bulk of it â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 80% â&#x20AC;&#x201D; comes from consumer litter that makes its way into our waterways and eventually the ocean. The bulk of that 80% comes from developed nations like the United States, Japan, and Europe, who have enough disposable income and energy to make single-use disposable junk. Mostly, the gyre is made up from the bits of plastic you see bobbing along into storm drains in suburban streets, bags whisking along beaches, and bottle caps being tossed into rivers from bridges. After making its way down rivers, into bays, and into the seaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s myriad currents, it all eventually ends up in a gyre LIQRWVRPHELUG¡VVWRPDFKĂ&#x20AC;UVW 

Once itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collected in these giant swirling masses, it can stay WKHUHIRU\HDUVZKHUHVHDELUGVĂ&#x20AC;VKDQGRWKHUDQLPDOVWKDWSDVV through or live around the gyres ingest the bits and bobs. Not only does this clog their digestive tracks and potentially make them sick or cause death, but toxins in the water get sucked into WKHĂ RDWLQJSODVWLF DGGLQJWRWKHWR[LFEXUGHQDOUHDG\SUHVHQW in the plastics), which further affect the health and reproductive DELOLW\RIELUGVDQGĂ&#x20AC;VK And we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even talked to the geologists yet. It will surprise nobody that plastics have been incorporated into rocky nearshore sediments â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will we know this era in human history by the worldwide sedimentary layer that is riddled with plastics? What a legacy.

CANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T WE JUST CLEAN IT UP? Due to the size of the problem, clean up in the traditional sense of the word is well-neigh impossible. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gyre cleanup has to start RQODQG'XHWRWKHVL]HRIWKHVHSDWFKHVRIĂ RDWLQJSODVWLF you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t clean it up with boats,â&#x20AC;? says Wilson. According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the cost of ridding the oceans of plastic would be $56,000 each boat, per GD\LQRUGHUWRĂ&#x20AC;OOWKHDWOHDVWVXSHUWDQNHUVZLWKSODVWLFGHEULV WKDW¡VFXUUHQWO\Ă RDWLQJRXWWKHUH7KDWDPRXQWVWRPLOOLRQ CULTURE

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Plastic that hasn’t degraded, just broken into smaller pieces over time, litters the coast of Oregon. Photo: Starre Vartan

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THE MERCEDES-BENZ B-CLASS ELECTRIC DRIVE SMART. LUXURIOUS. ELECTRIC. BY:

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This car is not a hybrid; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 100% electric. Its estimated driving range from a complete charge is from 85 to 115 miles, depending on driving style. Charging time can range from 3.5 hours with a 240v charge, to 32 hours at 120v. The recommendation is to opt for the 240v system.

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Power is provided by a 177-hp electric motor that runs off a Tesla-manufactured, lithium-ion battery located under the Ă RRU7KHPRWRUJHQHUDWHVOEIWWRUTXHZKLFKDFFRUGLQJ to the manufacturer, can propel the car from zero to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds. The low center of gravity from the battery placement results in very responsive handling.

The dashboard instruments are well laid out and include a power meter and a range indicator, designed to assist in both monitoring and maximizing the mileage. The steering wheel can control the multifunction 5.8â&#x20AC;? color screen display. Navigation can be voice controlled, and hands-free calling and wireless phone audio streaming via Bluetooth, are standard equipment.

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Safety features included as standard are Attention Assist and Prevention Assist, with Blind Spot Assist being optional. Mercedes-Benz owners have come to appreciate these features that identify driver drowsiness and provide radar assisted warnings, to avoid frontal collisions and warn of vehicles located in blind spots. The B-Class is truly fun to drive. The car is perfect for the city being compact, stylish and comfortable, but has ample power for canyon driving, nimbly handling hairpin bends, and braking responsively when needed. To sum it up, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Mercedes-Benz and it drives like one. The base price for the B-Class starts at $42,000, and well equipped is in the range of $52,000. With the $7,500 Federal Tax Credit, the cost of going â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mercedes-Benz style is accessible, especially considering the luxury, technology and safety that comes standard with this brand. As the automobile industry evolves further into the alternative fuel sector, and manufacturers start to offer more â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; choices, Mercedes-Benz continues to dominate. With an RQJRLQJFRPPLWPHQWWRIXUWKHUUHGXFHĂ HHWHPLVVLRQVWKH company has the most hybrid vehicles (buses, vans and cars) on the road globally, offering vehicles such as the E250 Blue TEC

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Sedan and the all-new 2015 S-Class Plug-In Hybrid. Sustainability has long been a consideration for Mercedes-Benz and its parent company, Daimler. The 1991 S-Class was the ZRUOG¡VĂ&#x20AC;UVW&)&IUHHYHKLFOHLQERWKLWVDLUFRQGLWLRQLQJDQG entire production process. Vehicle interiors have long used steam-expanded foam, sustainably forested wood, and natural SURGXFWVIURPFRFRQXWĂ D[KHPSDQGROLYHV0HUFHGHV%HQ] have also used water-borne paint and coded plastic parts for recycling for decades, and half of the patents earned in 2010 were for green technologies, with Blue TEC rated #1 in CO2 emissions in Germanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s luxury class. Mercedes-Benz is known for designing cars of exceptional durability that are built to last. With the industry progressing, new technology will be initiated through the developments (and requirements) in Formula 1 Grand Prix racing, resulting in more advanced applications in mass produced automobiles. We should not lose sight that Mercedes-Benz is the leader in Formula 1 racing technology today.

THE B-CLASS IS TRULY FUN TO DRIVE. THE CAR IS PERFECT FOR THE CITY BEING COMPACT, STYLISH AND COMFORTABLE, BUT HAS AMPLE POWER FOR CANYON DRIVING, NIMBLY HANDLING HAIRPIN BENDS, AND BRAKING RESPONSIVELY WHEN NEEDED. TO SUM IT UP, ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S A MERCEDES-BENZ AND IT DRIVES LIKE ONE.

Congratulations to Mercedes-Benz for its consistent foresight and innovation, and on the launch of the B-Class Electric Drive. Smart. Luxurious. Electric.

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THE ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION INFLUENCING AND EDUCATING THROUGH THE POWER OF ENTERTAINMENT BY:

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Referencing the Environmental Media Association, Al Gore, the politician who effectively introduced climate change to the U.S. public, said, “No group has a larger impact on the thinking Americans bring to the environment.” Mikhail Gorbachev, the last President of the Soviet Union, a TIME Magazine “Hero of the Environment,” and founder of Green Cross International, called EMA, “testimony to the fact that responsible DQGLQÁXHQWLDOPHPEHUVRIWKHPHGLDKDYHDFOHDUXQGHUVWDQGLQJRIWKH environment’s crucial importance in our lives today.”

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With these prominent, global statements and recognition of EMA in mind, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to imagine that the association was originally born in 1989 to two couples with one common question: regarding the environmentalist agenda, what can we do that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t already being done? In the planetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favor, the two couples mentioned existed deep in the realm of the extraordinary. Alan Horn (Chairman of Walt Disney Studios, on the Board of Directors at Univision, and past President and COO of Warner Brothers Entertainment), Norman Lear (a world-class TV writer and producer whose credits include the 1970s classic sitcoms, â&#x20AC;&#x153;All in the Family,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good Times,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Jeffersons,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maude,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sanford and Sons,â&#x20AC;?), and their impassioned philanthropist wives, Cindy and Lyn, together realized that through their positions and connections, they could â&#x20AC;&#x153;communicate,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;educate,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;motivate the global audience,â&#x20AC;? inspiring individuals to take action in their own lives. With the drive RIVLPSOH´HYHU\GD\HQYLURQPHQWDOLVWVÂľDQGWKHLQĂ XHQFH of the entire entertainment community behind them, the Environmental Media Association was born. Ten years later, Debbie Levin joined the team. She, Cindy, and Lyn met and immediately clicked over commonalities like motherhood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were obsessed with our children and

wanted to make sure the earth was going to be safe for them and their children,â&#x20AC;? Debbie, President of EMA, explains. EMA was founded on the principle that through music, WHOHYLVLRQDQGĂ&#x20AC;OP´WKHHQWHUWDLQPHQWFRPPXQLW\KDV WKHSRZHUWRLQĂ XHQFHWKHHQYLURQPHQWDODZDUHQHVVRI millions of people.â&#x20AC;? Through many events, EMA spurs on entertainment-based environmental education. Waste diminution, air pollution reduction, endangered species protection, natural habitat preservation, clean water projects and organic food supplies are cited as some of EMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proudest accomplishments to date. Year-round, EMA operates a multitude of programs to achieve their recurring goals. These goals include teaming up with the Nature Conservancy to create Nature Works Everywhere, a project wherein celebrity members of EMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Young Hollywood Board join forces with local youth, building urban school community gardens. These gardens serve as a setting for â&#x20AC;&#x153;experiential curriculumâ&#x20AC;? in subjects OLNHPDWKVFLHQFHDQGĂ&#x20AC;WQHVV7RGDWHVWXGLHVFRQGXFWHG show that almost 80% of the youth participating in these programs have received higher scores on standardized testing and earned higher GPAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s since taking part.

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EMA TAPS KEY FIGURES IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY, SUCH AS WRITERS, DIRECTORS, AND PRODUCERS, TO â&#x20AC;&#x153;SHAPE PLOTLINES THROUGH SEAMLESSLY INCORPORATED ENVIRONMENTAL MESSAGESâ&#x20AC;? IN AMERICAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S STORYLINES. Alongside the Young Hollywood Board, EMA also boasts a Green Parenting Board, which works on the premise of tapping role models to inspire change. On their website, EMA features a Green Parenting Resource Page with celebrity ambassadors like Constance Zimmer, Busy Phillipps and James Van Der Beek. Through instructional videos, these activists explain the

role of environmentalism in their childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upbringing, sharing uplifting anecdotes along the way. (0$DOVRWDSVNH\Ă&#x20AC;JXUHVLQWKHHQWHUWDLQPHQWLQGXVWU\VXFK as writers, directors, and producers, to â&#x20AC;&#x153;shape plotlines through seamlessly incorporated environmental messagesâ&#x20AC;? in Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s storylines. Through the program Eco Inside, EMA provides guidelines from past productions and offers suggestions for future ones,â&#x20AC;&#x153;From large plot points â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the happy couple that opt for a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wedding â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to the simplicity of adding a recycling bin in the family kitchen or a character driving a hybrid, the integration of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;eco insideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is subliminal messaging at its most heartfelt,â&#x20AC;? EMA explains. These achievements, in conjunction with Hollywoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading environmental lights, are celebrated once yearly as astral stars from the world of entertainment align at the Environmental Media Awards. The associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marquee event, the EMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ´KRQRUĂ&#x20AC;OPDQGWHOHYLVLRQSHUVRQDOLWLHVSURGXFWLRQVPXVLFLDQV

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and musical tours that convey environmental messages in the PRVWFUHDWLYHDQGLQĂ XHQWLDOZD\VÂľ7KHHQWLUHHYHQWH[XGHV sustainability, from the opening â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;green carpet,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; where honorees and guests arrive in hybrids or other alternative fuel vehicles. This is a result of their 14 year partnership with Toyota, when EMA launched the Prius with them in 2001. Another highlight of the event is the EMA Green Seal, a recognition program founded 11 years ago, which is devoted to honoring ´SURGXFWLRQVDQGFRUSRUDWHHQWHUWDLQPHQWRIĂ&#x20AC;FHVWKDWJRJUHHQ behind the scenes.â&#x20AC;? The event celebrates individuals and groups who are making a difference (past Honorees include Matt Damon, Hayden Panettiere, Jessica Alba, and Justin Timberlake), while educating and motivating those who have yet to mobilize in healing the earth. The 24th Annual Environmental Media Awards, were held in October this year, at Warner Brothers Studios, LA. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Honorees included James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzegger and Jerry Weintraub, to name a few. $V(0$¡VWZHQW\Ă&#x20AC;IWKDQQLYHUVDU\DSSURDFKHV'HEELH/HYLQ Ă&#x20AC;QGVKHUVHOIUHĂ HFWLQJRQ(0$¡VSDVWDQGSUHVHQW´,GRQ¡WWKLQN entertainment has anything to do with environmentalism, per sĂŠ. But as with any issue, the media can amplify and motivate people to investigate and learn for themselves what they want to do in their own lives... The entertainment community has been incredibly welcoming to our ideas and our mission,â&#x20AC;? she explains. According to the Environmental Media Association, this is why harnessing the power of the entertainment community is so important. When asked what her future goal is for her association, Levin responds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, changing the entire world of course. But seriously, the more we can role model and message, the more each generation will just be natural environmentalists. My hope is that an organization like us doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to exist because everyone is already living sustainably and with environmental responsibility.â&#x20AC;? ema-online.org

Debbie Levin & the ladies from Entourage: Perrey Reeves, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Constance Zimmer

â&#x20AC;&#x153; I DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T THINK ENTERTAINMENT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH ENVIRONMENTALISM, PER SĂ&#x2030;. BUT AS WITH ANY ISSUE, THE MEDIA CAN AMPLIFY AND MOTIVATE PEOPLE TO INVESTIGATE AND LEARN FOR THEMSELVES WHAT THEY WANT TO DO IN THEIR OWN LIVES.â&#x20AC;? Debbie Levin, EMA

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UNITED NATIONS SUMMIT ON CLIMATE CHANGE UN HEADQUARTERS, NYC TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

More than 400,000 people turned out for the Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Climate March in NYC, hailed as the largest climate march in history, and heralding the United Nations Summit on Climate Change. At the UN Headquarters two days later, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited over 100 world leaders, IURPJRYHUQPHQWĂ&#x20AC;QDQFHEXVLQHVVDQG civil society, to deliver declarations and actions initiating legal change in 2015. Broad commitments were made from wide-spread countries from Europe to the Americas, Africa and Asia; the most bold and potentially exciting coming from China, who amongst other pledges, committed to cutting carbon intensity up to 45% by 2020.

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President Barack Obama addresses the summit

Adding Hollywood clout, Leonardo DiCaprio was recognized as a UN Messenger of Peace (with a special focus on climate change) and delivered a rousing speech that inspired the audience and commanded global media attention, cementing his status as both A-list actor and environmental warrior. Following the summit, the UN pledged to cut deforestation in half by 2020 and cease it entirely by the following decade. This measure aims to protect natural forests, replant trees in affected areas, and provide Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDOLQFHQWLYHVWRFRPPXQLWLHVWR reduce their deforestation. According to UN.org, if the plans work as expected, the initiative would assist in the reduction of between of 4.5 and 8.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year by 2030 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the equivalent of removing one billion cars off the road. un.org

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosts the Climate Summit 2014

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon & Leonardo DiCaprio

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Al Gore addresses the opening of the Climate Summit 2014 David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon Joins Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Bill de Blasion, and friends, at the Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Climate March, New York

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THIS PARTY SAVES LIVES LOS ANGELES, CA THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014

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Monica Garcia Igor Spektor

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With a host of famous friends in support, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard celebrated World Food Day with a huge bash in Los Angeles in honor of her company, This Bar Saves Lives, which sells gourmet granola bars and provides life-saving food for children suffering from malnutrition, through their giving partner, Save the Children. Upon arrival celebrity friends such as Sara Hyland, Nia Vardalos, Sean Hayes and Willie Garson, along with This Bar Saves Lives co-founders Ravi Patel, Todd Grinnell and Ryan 'HYOLQZHUHKDQGHGDQHPSW\ER[WREHĂ&#x20AC;OOHGZLWK food, and later delivered to a child in honor of each guestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attendance. The guests were asked to place the box on a wall and at the end of the night the boxes formed a beautiful mural created by a local Venice artist. Throughout the evening, guests were treated to a live auction, as well as a musical performance by child prodigy pianists, Elias and Zion Phoenix, who were surprised on stage by Elliot Yamin.

Co-founders Ravi Patel, Todd Grinnell & Ryan Devlin

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AN OCEAN NIGHT IN NEW YORK NEW YORK FASHION WEEK FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

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Monica Garcia G-Star RAW

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Ocean Night took NYFW by storm, debuting the hotly anticipated second collection of RAW for the Oceans, WKHZRUOG·VÀUVWGHQLPFROOHFWLRQ created from recycled ocean plastic. The collaboration between G-Star and Bionic Yarn is a creative exploration to innovate denim, create awareness of our polluted oceans, and encourage consumers to wear the solution. Co-desginer, Pharrell Williams, took to the stage with models in front of DQHFOHFWLFDQGLQÁXHQWLDOPL[RI editors, tastemakers and celebrities at the historic 23 Wall Street location. “Denim is one of the most cherished fabrics on Earth — and one of the most traditional. With RAW for the Oceans, we have created the next generation.”

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KIEHLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SINCE 1851 EMBARKS ON 5TH LIFERIDE FOR AMFAR MILWAUKEE TO NEW YORK CITY SATURDAY, AUGUST 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014

New York- based Kiehlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Since 1851, has maintained its tradition of supporting HIV/ AIDS charities and recently partnered with amfAR, the Foundation of AIDS Research, Harley-Davidson Authorized Rentals and Fiji Water, for the Ă&#x20AC;IWKDQQXDO.LHKO¡V/LIH5LGH With the mission to continue to heighten awareness and raise funds, the company embarked on a multi-stop, motorcycle ride, commencing in Milwaukee and completing ten days later in New York City. Celebrating at six retail stores along the route, Kiehlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s raised $170,000, and invited the public to meet celebrity riders such as Gilles Marini, Katee Sackhoff, Vanessa Marcil, Grant Reynolds, and Malcolm-Jamal Warmer, as well as learn about amfAR. In addition, Kiehlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sponsored an open-to-the-public dedication of The AIDS Memorial Quilt, on Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island, New <RUNPDUNLQJWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWWLPH in nearly two decades that the City of New York has hosted The AIDS Memorial Quilt with a display of this PDJQLWXGH,QLWVĂ&#x20AC;IWK\HDU Kiehlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and LifeRiders have raised $1,050, 000 for amfAR, funding six cure-related research projects. kiehls.com amfar.org

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The LifeRiders including, Gilles Marini, Katee Sackhoff, Vanessa Marcil, Grant Reynolds, and Chris Salgardo Photo: Travis Shinn

Mary J Blige & the LifeRiders at the Finale Photo: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images

Mary J Blige, Kevin Frost & Chris Salgardo Photo: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images

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EARTH ROCKS! WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25TH 2014

Coco Eco and Ron Robinson united to celebrate WKHRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOSULQWGHEXWRI&RFR(FR0DJD]LQH, EARTH ROCKS, at the legendary Fred Segal, Melrose Avenue. Invitees gathered for an evening of eco-chic fashion and beauty. Guests including astrologer, Susan Miller, Ashlan and Philippe Cousteau, Sharon Lawrence, Tamela Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Amico and Eric Balfour, enjoyed a live fashion installation from Suzy Cameronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Red Carpet Green Dress, highlighting gowns from the 2014 Awards Season, while Coco Ecoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resident DJ, Sandra Luesse, kept the crowd moving to sultry, summer sounds.

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Anna GrifďŹ n, Leah Forrant, Ron Robinson & Heather Carter

Sipping on signature cocktails by VEEV Spirits and organic wines from Snoqualmie Wine Company, the crowd explored the luxury of the Cadillac ELR, stationed outside of the boutique, ZKLOHVKRSSLQJIRUDFDXVHWREHQHĂ&#x20AC;W5HF\FOH Across America and Red Carpet Green Dress. cocoecomag.com ronrobinson.com

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Ashlan & Phillipe Cousteau, with Editor In Chief, Anna Griffin

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Issue 30 | Fall/Winter 2014