Glamours Green Heroes 70 female eco achievers gather in NYCs by dfgh4bnmu


									Glamour's Green Heroes: 70 female eco
achievers gather in NYC's Central Park
March 11, 2009
by Brittany Burke
Meet Your 70 Eco Heroes
1. Rachelle Carson Begley costars with her husband, Ed Begley Jr., on Living
With Ed, a green reality show about their life as environmentalists living off
natural energy in Los Angeles.

2. As the global energy manager of Whole Foods Market, Kathy Loftus focuses
on energy management as well as green building practices.

3. Jacqueline Lombard is the founder of Jacqueline Lombard Events, a
Brooklyn-based catering company that uses organic and local ingredients. Her
company recycles 75 percent of its waste, and she composts 20 percent of it
herself in her garden.

4. As a senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, an
organization working to protect people, the places they live and the natural
resources they depend on, Kate Sinding fights for eco-policies and laws.

5. Kelly Cox is the editor of the Natural Resources Defense Council's website

6. Elizabeth Royte is the author of Bottlemania, a book about protecting the
Earth's water-supply, and Garbage Land, a book about the trash crisis.

7. Margaret Lydecker is the U.S. head and founder of Green Drinks, an
international networking organization in more than 400 cities worldwide. It
seeks to connect green-minded people so that together they can help the planet.

8. Jeanie Pyun is the editor of, a website geared toward inspiring
people to do just a few more things greener every day. The site also shows the
impact that small actions have on our planet.

9. Makeup artist Jessa Blades uses natural and organic products. She is the
founder of Blades Natural Beauty, which advises women on how to green up their
beauty routines.

10. As a managing director at the Environmental Defense Fund, a leading
nonprofit dedicated to coming up with solutions to the most pressing eco
problems, Diane Regas leads the group's Oceans Program.

11. Maria Tikoff Vargas is the brand manger for EPA's Energy Star, which
identifies and promotes energy-efficient products and practices. She is also the
director of strategic partnerships of the Climate Protection Partnerships Division
of the Environmental Protection Agency.
12.Irmelin DiCaprio is the CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. It seeks
to raise eco-awareness through projects such as The 11th Hour, a documentary
about the need to change our environmental course before it's too late.

13. One of Glamour's Women of the Year in 2007, Alice Waters is the founder
and chef of Chez Panisse, an organic restaurant in Berkeley, California. A
trailblazer in her field, she urged people to eat locally, seasonally and organically
long before other restaurants were doing so. She also started the Chez Panisse
Foundation, which teaches children about the relationship between the food that
they eat their health.

14. Designer Jenny Hwa founded Loyale, an organic clothing line that strives to
create a balance between cutting-edge fashion and concern for the environment.

15. Cindy Kang is the executive director of Green Corps, an organization that
trains young organizers for the environmental movement.

16. Filmmaker Shalini Kantayya's most recent work is A Drop of Life, a sci-fi
movie about the global water crisis. She also speaks at colleges around the
country to educate students about environmental issues and encourage activism.

17. Q'orianka Kilcher is an actress (she appeared in the historical drama The
New World as Pocahontas) as well as an Amnesty International youth

18. In her work as a project director for Greenpeace, Samantha Rodgers fights
along with the organization to keep a constant dialogue about the impact we have
on the environment.

19. Karen Solomon is the cofounder and CEO of Opportunity Green, an
organization whose goal is to advance sustainability in companies and in the
business world in general.

20. Actress and activist Alicia Silverstone is the author of the upcoming The
Kind Diet, a vegan diet and nutrition book that focuses on being kind to the
planet, animals and your body.

21. Model Josie Maran is the founder of the all natural makeup line Josie
Maran Cosmetics.

22. Antha Williams is a grant maker for U.S. green projects.

23. Anna Lappe cofounded the Small Planet Institute, an eco think tank. She
has also written two books about living an earth-friendly life: Grub: Ideas for an
Urban Organic Kitchen with Bryant Terry and Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a
Small Planet, which she wrote with her mother, Frances Moore Lappé.

24. Wendy Gordon is the founder of National Geographic Green Guide, a
website aimed at giving consumers practical ways to become more eco-savvy.

25. Janelle Hope Robbins is a staff scientist for the Waterkeeper Alliance,
which strives to protect the planet's water from pollution.

26. Margo Bettencourt is the energy conservation project manager for the City
of New York Office of Energy Conservation.

27. While still in high school, Tehreem Rehman founded the group Long
Island Teen Environmental Activists with the goal of teaching people about the
relationship between health problems and pollution.

28. In the summer before her sophomore year at Dartmouth College, activist
Alice Bradley boarded a vegetable-oil-fueled bus with 11 of her classmates and
traveled the country to teach Americans about climate change and energy issues.

29. Tara Davis starred with her renowned anthropologist father, Wade Davis, in
Grand Canyon Adventure, a film about the water crisis.

30. As cohost of Discovery Planet Green's G Word, SuChin Pak offers viewers
innovative ways to go green and compelling reasons to try them.

31. Margaret Teich is a green trend-spotter and eco-branding expert who
writes the blog

32. As the vice president of conferences and events for the U.S. Green Building
Council, Kimberly Lewis plans the Greenbuild International Conference and
Expo--the biggest conference on sustainable and eco-conscious building in the

33. Rebecca Carter is the cofounder and marketing director of, a
website that tracks how celebs support environmental, humanitarian and animal-
rights causes. She is also the founder and editor of greenerMIAMI, a regional
environmental blog.

34. Maggie Wood is the founder and principal of Maggie Wood Design &
Consulting, a company that advises commercial and residential builders on
sustainable design.

35 and 36. cofounders Jennifer Bouldon and Heather
Stephenson had one mission: to create a site where people could go for daily
manageable bits of green advice and suggestions.
37. Lisa P. Jackson is the administrator of theU.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, which is the main federal organization that focuses on the protection of
the environment. Nominated for the position by President Obama in December
2008, she oversees regional environmental agencies across the United States. She
is the first African-American to hold the position.

38. Peggy Shepard is the executive director and co-founder of We Act For
Environmental Justice (West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc.), an
environmental justice group that focuses on improving the lives of people of color
in New York City.

39. Anna Aurilio is the Washington, D.C., director of Environment America, a
federation made up of state-based environmental organizations working toward
preserving America's rivers, halting global warming and using renewable energy
to revive the economy.

40. As policy adviser for the New York City Mayor's Office of Long-term Planning
and Sustainability, Kizzy Charles-Guzman advocates for improving the city's
air quality.

41. Jane Houlihan is the vice president of research for the Environmental
Working Group. She leads research that exposes health risks from toxins in food,
air, water and consumer products and is a national spokesperson for
environmental health.

42. Sharon Rowe is the CEO of Ecobags, a company that makes bags out of
hemp and organic cotton so that people can quit using plastic ones.

43. Lisa Price began making beauty products out of ingredients she had in her
New York City kitchen in 1993, and today her company, Carol's Daughter,
produces organic body, bath, skin-care and hair treatments.

44.Deirdre Imus is the author of the Green This! series about embracing
environmentally friendly habits. She is also the founder of the Deirdre Imus
Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology, a nonprofit research organization
devoted to identifying and eliminating pollutants.

45. Cammy Watkins is a coordinator for the Sierra Club's Cool Cities Program,
which pushes cities and city dwellers to adopt energy-saving solutions. The Sierra
Club is the oldest environmental organization in the United States, founded in

46. As a featured designer on HGTV's Designed to Sell, Taniya Nayak is an
authority on green interior design. She also has her own design firm, Design Digs.
47. Hope Solo is a goalie for the U.S. women's Olympic gold-medal-winning
2008 soccer team. She's a member of GreenLaces, a group of athletes who've
pledged to help save the planet.

48. Diane MacEachern is the CEO of Big Green Purse, an organization
founded to enable people to use their powers as consumers to protect the
environment. She is also the author of Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending
Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World.

49. Sarah Beatty founded Green Depot in 2005. It makes green building
materials readily available so that the choice for sustainable building is an easier

50. Freelance designer Jill Fehrenbacher is the founder and editor of the
sustainable design blog

51. Starre Vartan is the editor of, a green blog that strives for a
funny and female look at the green life. She is also the author of The Eco Chick
Guide to Life: How to Be Fabulously Green.

52. Global-warming activist Laurie David is the founder of and a producer of An Inconvenient Truth.

53. Meteorologist Heidi Cullen is the climate expert at the Weather Channel as
well as a senior research scientist at Climate Central, which focuses on
distributing current research and information on climate change.

54. Sandra Keil is the vice president of Governmental Relations and Business
Development for, a website about ways to reduce, reuse and

55. As a program assistant for American Forests, Sheri Shannon promotes the
benefits of trees and forests, and fights to preserve our natural habitat.

56. Majora Carter founded the green-economic development consulting firm
the Majora Carter Group as well as the environmental justice organization
Sustainable South Bronx, which fights for an economic and environmental revival
in the South Bronx of New York City and other communities like it.

57. Pro race-car driver Leilani Munter wants to spread the eco-message at
NASCAR by getting environmental groups to sponsor her (thereby raising their
visibility to both the crowds and TV viewers). She is also an ambassador for the
National Wildlife Federation.
58. Model and eco-activist Summer Rayne Oakes is the author of Style,
Naturally, a guide to sustainable fashion and beauty.

59. Susan West Kurz is the board president of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, a
company that produces natural beauty products. She is the author of Awakening
Beauty the Dr. Hauschka Way.

60. As communications manager for Earth Day Network, Raquel Garcia is
responsible for spreading the word about the company's mission to broaden the
movement towards environmentalism.

61. Claire Douglass is partnerships director of, a site that
provides an accessible way for people to offset their carbon footprints by giving
money to groups that are doing the environment good.

62. Jewelry designer Lisa Salzer makes pieces out of antique or recycled
materials. (launching soon)

63. As the host of Planet Green's Hollywood Green, Maria Menounos covers
celebs living the eco-life.

64. Leslie Hoffman is the president and executive director of Earth Pledge, an
organization that seeks to advance sustainability by working with different
companies and organizations in different fields.

65. Jessy Tolkan is the executive director of the Energy Action Coalition, which
mobilizes leading youth groups in North America to spread the message about
green energy sources.

66. In her work as a campus climate challenge lead organizer for the
Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative, Kari Fulton challenges
students to get involved

67. Jane Hoffman is coauthor of Green: Your Place in the New Revolution, a
book about renewable energy.

68. Sara Snow is a green living expert for She has her own program,
Get Fresh With Sara Snow, on Discovery Health and FitTV.

69. Karen Behnke is a cofounder of Juice Beauty, a line of organic skin care.

70. Model Christie Brinkley is a supporter of the Peconic Land Trust, a
preservation group in Long Island, New York.

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