Debra Atlas, an environmental journalist and professional blogger, writes with a decidedly fresh perspective, detailing the innovation and creative solutions that successfully address some of our most challenging eco-circumstances. Debra profiles amazing new technologies, products and services that are rapidly making their way to the marketplace, interviewing experts for a first hand view of the impact these products can make. Her newspaper column “Distinctly Green” outlines creative ways to lighten our carbon footprint and painlessly green our lifestyles. Ecological Editor and frequent contributor to the Red Ferret Journal, She also posts to her own blog, Envirothink, where she focuses on stories covering eco-innovations, sustainability and other eco-related news. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catch Eco Trends every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:20pm Pacific with Debra Atlas. Keep up with the latest green, affordable consumer products out there – everything from cool fun jewelry from trash, a simple way to revive soggy electronics, even organic coffee that helps burn body fat! These are top quality green products that help make the world a better place. Listen to Eco Trends!
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Caty DiDonato Anderson is from the tiniest of towns in western Massachusetts. She has worked as a public school teacher as well as an administrator for a private education company. Having received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in English, Caty works as a freelance writer and editor. She now resides in the Washington, DC area with her husband, Zach, and their son, James.
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Eryn-Ashlei Bailey is a Bostonian native who currently resides in the Metro New York area. She completed her B.A. in Psychology from St. John’s University where she also studied Mandarin, Chinese. Eryn has conducted psycho-social, medical, and environmental research. When she’s off the clock, Eryn spends time learning about world cultures, languages, and the best restaurants in town. She is currently working on her first novel A Beautiful Autymn. You can find more of Eryn’s work ranging from free-writes, poetry, and social analysis at http://autymn.wordpress.com
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Dr. Craig Bowman is a life coach, California-licensed clinical social worker, and writer residing in the Bay Area. His scholarly areas of specialty include the evolution of consciousness, new paradigm studies, and contemporary esotericism. Craig is also the executive director and founder of the Institute for Progressive Transformation (IPT). He received his doctorate in 2006 from the California Institute of Integral Studies and holds two masters degrees.
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Austin Brentley is a born and bred Washingtonian who has spent the last 9 years traveling the globe, living in New York, Hawaii, Japan, Thailand, France, and most recently, Malaysia. Through these varied adventures, he has witnessed both the indescribable destruction of the planet as well as the growing international grassroots movement poised to halt climate change and restore Mother Earth to a gentler, greener time.
Having recently completed his MBA studies at the University of Nottingham, Austin is anxious to lend a hand to sustainable initiatives, applying his business training and experiences towards the rapid deployment of solar energy and other renewable technologies. You can follow his blog,www.heliosapien.com, or just shoot him a friendly email to say what’s up.
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Johnnie Chamberlin currently lives and works in Bloomington, IN. He holds a MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University and a degree in Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley. Johnnie has years of experience in environmental conservation, outreach, and policy work. He is the author of “Trails of Little Rock: A Guide to Little Rock’s Land and Water Trails”. In his free time he enjoys hiking, kayaking, backpacking, and reading in his hammock. For more on Chamberlin’s work with the Little Rock, Arkansas Fourche Creek Watershed Initiative click here.
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Carissa Chesanek is a professional freelance writer in Miami Beach who has her MBA in Journalism, is an aspiring author and an active member of The Author’s Guild and the International Federation of Business and Professional Women. For more information on her work, please visit her blog: http://www.carissaswriting.blogspot.com/.
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Victoria Cho is a writer for various social change and environment-focused websites. Previously, Victoria taught English in Thailand and worked in the film industry on sets, at festivals, and in production offices. Born and raised in Virginia, Victoria studied film and English at Boston University. She looks forward to future international adventures and hopefully, the eventual publication of her short stories and the novel she has just begun. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
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Nicki Lisa Cole is a freelance writer and consultant committed to public sociology. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is the founder and head writer of 21 Century Nomad, a blog devoted to the critical address of social problems.
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A long history in the arts, Barry Comer defined himself as a sculptor and fine artist in the 70’s, and a commercial artist in the 80’s until now.
His travels include a yearly pilgrimage to France, finding like-minded individuals who breathe life for the sake of life. Mr. Comer admires the poet Jacques Prevert for the simplicity and truth of word. Further, his poems and writing reflect a rhythm sewn from patches of the American experience.
Mr. Comer’s perspectives question the basic principals that are held true. His views of social equality define him emotionally and profoundly.
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Chris Conklin was born in Upstate South Carolina where he spent his childhood. He spent his teenage years in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York where he was an avid outdoorsman and environmentalist. Chris enjoys fishing, whitewater rafting, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, skating, geocaching, and camping. Chris was a member of the National Honor Society and Eco-Challenge in high school and placed first in the New York State Future Business Leaders of America Entrepreneurship Competition. He also participated in Quiz Bowl Academic Trivia, winning regional competitions and competing in several national invitation tournaments. Chris obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University at Albany in 2005, minoring in sociology and concentrating in public law. He was an active member of the political scene, assisting in campaigns and advocating for viewpoint neutral student group funding on campus as well as the residential quad board. He completed an internship with the New York State Assembly and went on to study Alternative Dispute Resolution and Law. Chris has worked in the private sector in health insurance and real estate and pursues many interests in his free time, including writing poetry and fiction, painting, composing music, playing guitar, and performing at open mics. Chris also enjoys spending hours nitpicking poorly or oddly written laws, live music, and browsing Wikipedia. Areas of activism include civil liberties, fighting government corruption, urging corporate responsibility, and reforming health care. Chris’ occasionally updated blog can be found at theworstpage.blogspot.com.
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Kathryn B. Cooper is a freelance copywriter, food writer, photographer, and innovator who alternates her time between New York City and a quaint town about 90 miles north of Manhattan. When the weather isn’t too shabby, she loves hiking, biking, cliff jumping, snorkeling, and just about anything else outdoors. A huge fan of all things adventure, she likes to think that she did international “voluntourism” before it actually became a word.
Kathryn likes to cook, eat, make people laugh, and explore in her spare time. She is the founder, writer, and photographer of her food review site, www.EatThisReview.com.
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L. A. Corralez is a senior Apparel Merchandising & Management student at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona whose main interest is in the animal- and eco-friendly textile industries. Aside from apparel, Corralez is also interested in the arts and has had various pieces showcased in galleries around the Pomona area.
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Thomas Delapa is a film studies instructor and film critic currently living in Denver. He has written on film, theater and the arts for such publications as the Chicago Tribune, Westword (Denver), Boulder Weekly and the Pulitzer newspapers (Chicago). He has curated film programs at the Denver Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art-Denver, and has taught undergraduate film at the University of Colorado, the University of Denver, Regis University and the Colorado Film School. In 2006, he received first- and second-place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Colorado chapter, for Arts and Entertainment Criticism. He also has been film critic for such NPR affiliates as WBEZ-FM in Chicago and KUVO-FM in Denver. His past work in the film and television field includes positions at the Museum of the Moving Image and the Public Broadcasting Service in New York City and Charles Fries Productions in Los Angeles. His two Master’s degrees are from New York University (Cinema Studies) and the University of Chicago (Social Sciences). You can follow his film blog, Deeper Into Movies, at http://deepintomovies.blogspot.com/ and on Facebook.
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Bella DePaulo (Ph.D., Harvard, 1979) is a social psychologist and the author of Singled Out: How Singles are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After (St. Martin’s Press) and of Single with Attitude: Not Your Typical Take on Health and Happiness, Love and Money, Marriage and Friendship. In her writings, DePaulo has drawn from social science data to challenge the stereotypes of people who are single. DePaulo has also offered seminars and workshops on the science of singlehood. She is the recipient of a number of honors and awards and has served in various leadership positions in professional organizations. DePaulo has published more than 100 papers in professional journals and has written op-ed essays for publications such as the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Newsday, Forbes.com, Alternet, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She writes the “Living Single” blog for Psychology Today, and is also a contributor to the Huffington Post. Bella DePaulo has discussed the place of singles in society on radio and television, including NPR and CNN, and her work has been described in newspapers (such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today) and magazines (such as Time, the Week, More, the Nation, Business Week, AARP Magazine, and Psychology Today). She has been a Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara since the summer of 2000. Visit her website at www.BellaDePaulo.com.
Link to Singled Out
Link to Single with Attitude
Link to Living Single
Link to DePaulo at the Huffington Post
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Ryan Deziel is a native of small state of New Hampshire, but has big plans to move to big places. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, majoring in English and History (with an emphasis on Medieval Studies), as well as a minor in Theatre. His passions include sports, music, and directing. He is a creative fiction writer with social insight, and is sure that one day he can live off of his writing. He currently lives in Raleigh, NC.
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Ann L. Dunnewold, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, author, and radio show host (“The Sanity Hour,” Mondays, 7-8 pm CT, Her Insight Radio on toginet.com) whose mission is to change thinking to change behavior–individually and collectively. Specializing in women’s mental health issues for over twenty five years, Ann seeks to challenge the unrealistic societal expectations (i.e., the ‘what’ we think) and absolute, irrational thinking (i.e, the ‘how’ we think) that stress us all–women and men–and reinforce dysfunctional patterns that keep us from moving forward as a culture and as individuals. For more information about Ann and her books, please visit her site at http://anndunnewold.com.
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Candace Edwards is a New Yorker with a passion for travel, writing, research and the arts. She is a recent graduate of Ithaca College, with a background in politics and an insatiable interest in sociology. Candace is a freelance writer and amateur film maker/ photographer. Her inspiration comes from the intersection of intellect and art, where she is perpetually in awe of the potential of human creativity and the dynamic of human interaction.
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KeriLynn Engel is a feminist college student in New England majoring in Linguistics and Communication and minoring in Women’s Studies. Though she is interested in a career in the field of speech-language pathology, she has always been passionate about crafts and creative writing. You can read more of her writing at her personal blog, http://dreamingiris.wordpress.com.
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Robin Faulk has a background as a college adjunct and an internet writer. She’s recently changed careers to work primarily as a nurse, but she continues to write on medical issues, social concerns, and internet technology.
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Serena Freewomyn is a freelance writer based in Tucson, Arizona. She earned her BA in Women’s Studies from Arizona State University. Serena has written for Curve Magazine, Feminists For Choice, and Queercents. She is currently working on a historical novel about the women’s suffrage movement.
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Melissa S. Grant is originally from a small town in Connecticut. I relocated to New York City about three years ago. I graduated cum laude with my BA in psychology from Western Connecticut State University and my MA in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. I hope to get my PhD in Clinical Psychology as well, but that is a story in progress. I am a sucker for the psychology scene in New York and that is really where I would like to base my career. My research interests include evolutionary psychology (I just think it is really interesting to think about), neuroscience, psychoanalytical psych, issues of control, personality disorders, and depression among others. In my spare time I love reading, watching TV shows with no laugh track, and spending time with my boyfriend and my cat.
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Jasmine Greene has always loved writing and has been a freelance writer for three years. Currently, she writes for care2.com as an environmental writer and also owns her own site pieces-zine.com. She lives in Brooklyn and works as a bartender at a trendy soho restaurant. She believes that even the smallest actions can have a huge impact.
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Dr. Kathryn Hahner is a New York based psychologist in private practice. Her Ph.D. was in academic psychology, geared toward teaching and research, and she has done each. She also received extensive clinical training and has spent most of her career as a clinical psychologist.
Dr. Hahner’s dissertation area was the psychology of humor. She is a stand-up comedian, as well as a musician and award-winning artist. She believes that humor is what she terms, “transcendent,” when it helps us to work through tragedy by transforming it into humor. She considers the late Richard Pryor to be the greatest practitioner of transcendent comedy and tries to follow in his footsteps, while humbly admitting that she has much smaller feet.
A feminist from back in the day when, “I’m a feminist,” were fighting words, Dr. Hahner is proud of the young women today who acknowledge the gains made, yet know the work is far from over. For the past two decades, Dr. Hahner’s passion has been to end animal abuse. She served for twelve years, along with MDs, on the board of directors of an organization that advocated, on scientific grounds, for alternative methods to animal experimentation, without needing to cite the obvious humane issues. Her twenty-five year Buddhist practice helps her to deal with the animal atrocities she is confronted with daily.
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Corey Hill originally hails from the East Coast, a graduate of the University of Central Florida. He is now a Bay Area-based political activist and writer–working for Global Exchange, a San Francisco based human rights organization, and writing and editing for Conducive Chronicle and Conducive Magazine. His writing covers a broad range of topics, from local politics to Fair Trade, and has been included in lifestyle magazines, daily papers, and on the web.
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Jessica Hullinger is a freelance writer from West Lafayette, IN. She recently graduated from the Indiana University School of Journalism with her B.A. in journalism and a concentration in political science. Her works have been featured in a number of publications including HELEN magazine, The Bloomington Herald-Times, and CafeAbroad.com. Jessica is an environmentalist with a passion for the outdoors. She also has an insatiable appetite for travel, and was fortunate enough to spend a semester abroad in Rome, Italy. She currently lives in Indiana but is planning a move to New York City in the near future. Visit her Web site here.
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Robert Janis has been a professional writer for more than 30 years. His experience includes writing for daily newspapers; trade, regional, business and consumer magazines; online publications and sites; blogs; and website. He holds a masters degree in Journalism and a Bachelors degree in History/Political Science.
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Teresa Louise Johnson is a freelance writer with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in English Literature and Language and a Master of Arts degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. Besides having a diverse accumulation of online works, including a long-time position as blogger for www.upscalebaby.com, she is the author of the fictional novella Fire Island, published 2010. She’s a cloth diapering mom of two boys who also happens to be a fashion addict, small town wife who dreams of the big city, yoga enthusiast, and book lover.
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Greg Jorgensen hails from a wee town in mid-western Canada with a name that’s hard to pronounce and even harder to remember. After spending a few years in film school and learning how to lift heavy equipment for abusive producers, his path took a rather circuitous course, eventually ending in Bangkok in 2001 where he currently lives, works and sleeps. Since landing in Thailand, he has held jobs as varied as corporate trainer, stand-up comedian, tour guide, proofreader and actor (usually playing a bad guy or a bodyguard that gets killed). These days he’s happy spending much of his time as a writer and fondly thinking about how many kilometers lie between him and a Canadian winter. His blog can be found at www.GregToDiffer.com.
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Katie Kelley is a Colorado native currently living in Anchorage, Alaska where she works as a freelance writer specializing in environmental, travel and culinary journalism. She received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Colorado State University and has also been certified in digital photography and web design from the Art Institute of Colorado. She has been published in a variety of media including The New York Times and is currently working on her first book, A Misdiagnosed Mind.
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Jeff Lanier graduated Magna Cum Laude from Drexel University with a BS in Music Industry and a minor in Business Administration. I am currently pursuing my Master’s in Business Administration while continuing my career in the music industry.
Over the course of my career I have worked for three record labels; Ropeadope Records, MAD Dragon Records, and RoadRunner Records. I have also recorded and produced multiple albums and worked as a DJ.
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Laura Leigh is a student originally from Jackson, Mississippi. She is an English and Philosophy major, with a passionate interest in Politics and International Affairs. A lifetime love of reading lead her to a love of writing which has in turn prompted her to become a Freelance Writer in her spare time. When she is not reading, writing, or researching, Laura enjoys shooting pool, playing video games, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen. A bit of a nomadic spirit, she has lived in Los Angeles, California, Phoenix, Arizona, Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, and now currently resides in Boston Massachusetts.
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Matthew Linderoth is a freelance writer with a Masters in U.S. History. He specializes in Twentieth Century U.S. Social History. In his writings, Matthew examines every possible angle to provide in depth articles that may contradict the prevailing thoughts on a subject or provide deeper insight to a subject. He lives on the Jersey Shore. When he is not writing you can find him sitting on the beach enjoying a good book and a cold beer. Matthew can be reached by email at: HistoryWriter1@gmail.com
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John Lovig resides in New Haven, Connecticut and currently works for Yale University. He recently received his M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of New Haven. In addition to writing for Conducive Chronicle, John also writes for http://www.linked2leadership.com.
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Neia Mack is a freelance writer and production assistant living in New York City. Despite being encouraged to enter into a field with more security, she knows that her passion is in being able to be creative. She has a BA in Communications with a concentration in Radio and Television Production from State University of New York at New Paltz. In her free time, she practices photography and videography, and catches up on current pop culture news. She and her partner own two pets, a cat named Nala, who was adopted from the ASPCA and a dog named NuNu, who was purchased as a Christmas present for her. She loves the essence of dining out and her dream is to get a spot on ABC’s The View. You can follow up to find out more about Neia at her personal site: www.NeiaNeia.com.
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Elizabeth Maginnis A native of western New York State, Elizabeth holds a political science degree from the State University of New York Empire State College. After over twenty years in the legal profession, Elizabeth decided to turn her extensive writing, editing and proofreading experience into a freelance writing career. During that same twenty years, Elizabeth and her husband opened up their home and their hearts to numerous mischievous cats and three loveable dogs, all rescues. Elizabeth’s love for animals has led her to pursue veterinary technology studies and training as an animal Reiki practitioner. Her deep love for the Earth and belief in the interconnectedness of all things informs her interest in green living and environmental issues.
Elizabeth’s articles on animal health can be found at eHow.com and in Veterinary Technician magazine and Animal Reiki Source’s newsletter complication Tails From the Source.
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Katrina Majkut is a born and bred Bostonian now residing in Berkeley, California. A marketing professional in asset management for years, she has finally traded in her excel spreadsheets for stretched canvas. Now as an artist with extensive business knowledge, Majkut approaches the world with an instinctive, practical yet conceptual eye and ear. It is her hope to bring both rhyme and reason to today’s issues, but perhaps just a little madness too. www.TheArtisanSquare.com
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Molly McCluskey is a writer and communications specialist living in Washington D.C. She specializes in providing non-profit organizations with comprehensive content, media and strategy services utilizing traditional and new media channels. Contact Molly at CommunicationsbyM2@gmail.com or via LinkedIn.
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Marlo McKenzie is a writer and filmmaker originally from the Detroit area. She has studied language in France, worked in theater in Germany, helped to start a video production company in Australia that trains homeless youth, and now resides in San Francisco, California where she works in documentary film and runs her own video production company, m1m2creative. She believes in leveraging the power of media to create a shift in thought and action that will positively transform the world.
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Victoria Belle-Miller has a passion for all things creative, including writing, graphic design, music and photography. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri because she wanted to use her writing to expose the world’s injustices and improve society by placing certain issues under the microscope in order to raise awareness. Since graduating, her goal has been to continue shedding light on important issues through her blogging and other avenues. In addition to her hobbies, she also enjoys spending time with family and friends. Victoria wants to make the most of every day she has on this earth, because each moment we are given is truly precious.
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Delia Montgomery My name is Delia and I get my kicks by discovering people who design and make eco-green products utilizing trash and salvaged materials. From clothing to home and garden stuff, I think it’s cool. My pursuit is to connect suppliers with retailers as a broker. Something crazy about me favors small businesses. www.ChicEco.com is the web address to my business.
I constructed a yurt home on my tiny piece of Pahoa paradise early 2009. Itis in a lava zone, but then everybody here is. I happen to dig the vibrations. Indeed a challenge to build sustainable style. See blog on http://chiceco-yurtliving.blogspot.com. Damn building inspectors. Yet I’m determined to walk the green talk, and to artistically recycle especially where islands have trash problems.
Paradise suits me well to benefit my mind, body and spirit. Growing own food from banana, mango and avocado trees. Vegies galore, but still under construction on this fifth-acre semi-urban lot. Hope to fulfill my beer-bottle wall dream and maintain a pet someday.
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Matthew Palmer is currently a student at New York University pursuing a degree in Media Studies and a minor in Film and Television Production. Raised in Sacramento, California, he attended Jesuit High School. He has a passion for film and appreciates all art that conveys a message that is socially important and relevant. A filmmaker and writer, Matthew hopes to continue working in creative fields for the rest of his life.
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Joel Zain Rivers is the Xeric award-winning writer and artist of the graphic novel Along the Canadian. Joel creates comics, both digital and for print, the latest being a Sci-Fi children-friendly adventure series. He has illustrated text books, and recently animated a dinosaur-themed iPhone application.
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Daniel Royse completed his studies in International Business and Economics at Minnesota State University, during which time he worked in radio broadcasting doing everything form reporting to producing. Upon graduation, Daniel worked as a healthcare consultant improving efficiency of care in Northern California. He has spent significant time in parts of Africa and Asia doing research and reporting on topics such as religion, culture, and politics. Currently he works as an analyst at a real estate & housing development firm in Silicon Valley.
Originally from North Dakota, Daniel managed to wander across the globe only to end up in California. Having lived in places as varied as Los Angeles, San Francisco, France, and Nepal; he has been able to draw from a variety of experiences and lifestyles. Daniel has written a number of articles and blogs on adventure travel, politics, economics, and business.
Currently you can find some of Daniel’s most recent work at www.ANDmagazine.com where he writes a political column as well as periodic music reviews and celebrity profiles.
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Jessica Ocheltree is a writer and editor living in the exciting, interesting and sometimes confusing city of Tokyo. She loves traveling and learning new languages and is rarely to be found without a book or two within arm’s reach. She writes a regular column on NPO/NGOs and volunteer work in Japan for Metropolis Magazine and specializes in English as a Foreign Language materials.
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Joanne O’Donnell is a life long environmental activist and nature lover– just ask her family with whom she still yells at to this day if they forget to put that coke can in the blue bin! Joanne has a background in environmental policy and analysis, as well as energy efficiency and sustainable development. Her favorite things to do in her free time include yard sales (reduce, REUSE, and recycle!) and dance parties.
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Kenda Swartz Pepper, originally from Pennsylvania, is now a self-proclaimed Santa Crustacean residing joyfully in Santa Cruz, California. Her undergraduate studies in Organizational Communication were at Penn State, and she received a Masters in Art Therapy Psychology at Notre Dame in Belmont, Ca.
Kenda spent ten years providing art therapy to high risk children – mostly children dealing with loss and grief issues. For the past eleven years, she has worked independently with diverse organizations as a staff and management development consultant and facilitator. Her blog Xtreme Customer Service www.xtremecustomerservice.blogspot.com focuses on solutions to interpersonal issues.
As the daughter of a former District Forrester, she learned at an early age the importance of conserving natural resources and caring for the earth. Kenda’s newest blog, Earth Souldierswww.earthsouldiers.wordpress.com, provides her with a forum to advocate for a healthy symbiotic relationship between humans and the earth. She plans to publish her first eco-oriented children’s book in 2010.
Kenda describes herself as vegan, an ever-evolving normal neurotic, a gardener, a painter, writer and photographer, a dog-lover, incredibly fortunate to have such a fantabulous husband and adorable step-daughter, and one who whole-heartedly appreciates wildlife and the awe-inspiring natural beauty provided by our earth.
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John Pietaro is a cultural worker and labor organizer from Brooklyn, New York. He is a contributing writer to ‘Political Affairs’ magazine, ‘the People’s World’ newspaper, ‘Z’ magazine and other Left periodicals and journals. He wrote a chapter for the Harvey Pekar/Paul Buhle book Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History (Hill & Wang, 2008) and is currently preparing a book of his own for publication, The Cultural Workers: Radical Arts and Revolutionary Artists in the USA- 1900-Today. Pietaro is also a musician and songwriter, singing and performing on electric banjo or drums and percussion for a wide variety of progressive events throughout the New York area. He has shared the stage with Alan Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, Pete Seeger, Dar Williams, Amina Baraka, Matt Jones, Anne Feeney, Bev Grant, Fred Ho, Tuli Kupferberg of the Fugs, Jonathan Edwards and many other artists of conscience. Pietaro acts as front-man for his ensemble The Flames of Discontent which has recorded two CDs to date: “I Dreamed I Heard Joe Hill Last Night” (2005) and “Revenge of the Atom Spies” (2007). Lastly, Pietaro is a cultural organizer, producing numerous concerts for social change including the annual Dissident Folk & Arts Festival, festivals dedicated to Hanns Eisler, Phil Ochs and Woody Guthrie, benefits, commemorations of May Day and many others in New York City or New York’s Hudson Valley. His website is www.flamesofdiscontent.org
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Tuula Rebhahn is a freelance farmer and food security advocate. She grew up in Oregon, where she recently received undergraduate degrees in Environmental Studies and journalism. Immediately thereafter, she escaped to Canada for a practical education as an apprentice on an organic farm on Vancouver Island. Tuula enjoys being on the move; her travels have included Central America, the Galapagos Islands, Europe, and South India, where she spent three months as an intern with an agricultural NGO. Her passions include writing, cooking, eating, goat-walking, and plotting the local food revolution. She proudly blogs for Conducive as well as at notulips.blogspot.com.
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Gail Margolies Reid is a CPA and consultant who has dedicated her entire 30 year career to working with small business owners. After working for Arthur Andersen & Company in the mid-1980s, she founded her own CPA firm in 1987. For the next 21 years Ms. Reid built her CPA practice with a specialty in small businesses. She has advised hundreds of companies, from start up through liquidation. She sold her practice in 2008 to focus on writing about her experiences with the goal of helping hopeful entrepreneurs succeed in the real world of small business.
Ms. Reid places a high value on volunteerism and community involvement and has served on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations, including It’s the Journey, Inc. which has raised over $5.5 million dollars through its sponsorship of the Atlanta 2 Day Walk for Breast Cancer and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, where she continues to serve on the Board of Directors.
In March 2010, Ms. Reid published her first book, The Idiot’s Guide to Low-Cost Startups, which offers over 100 ideas to start a small business under $1,000. Ms. Reid is a guest lecturer and teacher on topics related to entrepreneurship, growing your business, and small business management. You can follow her blog on these topics at www.lowcoststartups.wordpress.com.
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Terry Anne Scott is Ph.D. Candidate in History at the University of Chicago and a college adjunct in the Seattle area. She focuses on African American history and United States social history. Terry was born in Chicago, but moved to Phoenix as a child. She spent several years in Dallas where she received her Masters in History at Southern Methodist University. In additiona to teaching, Terry has worked as a historian on several projects, including a Texas Department of Transporation funded investigation of the oldest African American cemtery in Dallas. When not doing all things history related, Terry enjoys going to the beach, eating delicious meals at random restaurants, and seeing as many movies as possible.
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Scott Andrew Sharon hails from Westchester, NY. He received his B.S. in History from Northeastern University, and his M.S. in Archives Management and M.A. in History from Simmons College, both institutions in Boston but insists he is still a Yanks fan! Last spring Scott completed his Master’s Thesis: “Memo To The President: George Ball’s Warnings on the Road to Vietnam” and this academic venture only helped to strengthen his interest in history and American foreign policy.
When he’s not watching the news or dabbling in non-fiction, Scott sings jazz in both big bands and small groups around New York City. He also writes short stories and screenplays.
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Glen Jordan Spangler has been a book store clerk, a factory worker, an office clerk, a paralegal, a high school English teacher, a video store clerk, and an assistant in a law firm library. He now calls himself a writer.
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Danijel Štriga – I’m a part-time writer from the city of Zagreb, Croatia
- a small country hidden deep within Europe. I studied Political
Sciences, volunteered in Transparency International and freelanced as a
journalist and a movie reviewer. I’m a long-time Science Fiction fan
enjoying (and sometimes dreading) the fact that we finally live in the
future. Aside of books, movies, TV and role-playing games my main
pastime is kayaking in the chaotic waters of the Internet where I
occasionally write on http://www.couchslobs.com/.
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Jane Jeong Trenka was sent to the U.S. for adoption with her older sister in September 1972, and their Korean mother found them by Christmas that year. Jane is the author of two memoirs: The Language of Blood and Fugitive Visions, and co-editor of Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption. She works at Yonhap News Agency in Seoul, South Korea, where she has lived since 2005, and is president of TRACK (Truth and Reconciliation for the Adoption Community of Korea).
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Charles Webb A frequent contributor to Comics Bulletin, Twitchfilm, and his own blog, Monster In Your Veins, I do more than write about comics, movies, and games – I make my own. I was the lead writer on the horror-mystery mobile game “Exile,” and contributing writer to several other titles for both classic mobile and home platforms. Most recently I was the lead game designer at Ubisoft sister company Advanced Mobile Applications.
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Jillian Weinberger is a contributing blogger to Conducive Chronicle. Her interests include gender and feminism, race, U.S. history, advocacy, and criticism. Jillian graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut with a B.A. in American Studies and lives in Brooklyn.
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Michelle Wiener is a freelance writer and editor, which is another way of saying she spends a lot of time online writing silly things on Twitter. After spending a little too much time working on a PhD in 19th-century British Literature/Women’s Studies/Composition and Rhetoric, she opted to leave academics and write about other things. Though she still enjoys sprawling epic novels in which the shadowy figure in chapter 5 turns out to be the main character’s wealthy uncle, she now prefers writing about television and film. She’s written a number of articles for various knitting and crochet magazines, and remains embedded in those communities. Michelle is currently reviewing mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels for RT Book Reviews. She lives in Brooklyn, NY and blogs here and here.
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Mike Zmolek received his PhD from York University in Toronto in 2009. His dissertation is an exploration of the origins of the Industrial Revolution in Britain titled “Rethinking the Industrial Revolution.” His first book, titled “Custom’s Last Stand” is presently under review by a publisher. Mike’s history as a progressive activist includes involvement in the movement to abolish Apartheid in South Africa, the struggle against tuition hikes as a graduate student in Canada and serving as the national coordinator for the National Network to End the War Against Iraq from 2001 to 2004. As a legislative assistant for Rep. Cynthia McKinney (GA), Mike spent a year in Congress pushing for action to aid the survivors of Hurricane Katrina and assisted in the drafting of articles of impeachment against George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney.
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