Mizar and I were on our own this week and for the first time, we pre-recorded the entire show. We even got carried away and had fun doing a couple of video product reviews, the one above, which was one of them.
The recording session was on the heels of my whirlwind trip to Detroit to visit Ford, where I got entrenched in their design and innovation culture and had a blast driving some cars. I talked about it a bit in the opening of the show, and our Green Dude report was with Seth Leitman (aka GreenLivingGuy), who was also in Detroit playing with cars.
We finally got a chance to catch up with Rob Hopkins, founder of Transition Network. Our GD Correspondent Nomi Lyonns, who lives in Salt Spring Island, BC has reported a couple of times about her work with Transition Towns in her community, and we have been inspired and intrigued. He called us from the UK and the connection was much better than our usual call-in connections here in the US!
Happy 4th of July!
We shared some ideas about how to have a healthy, green, fun Independence Day or any summer BBQ, picnic or celebration. Here’s my recent post with some great vegan and vegetarian ideas for BBQs. Listen to the podcast!
GD Meg @ Ford
Here’s my summary of my trip to Detroit for the Go Further with Ford Trend Conference in images . . .
We got creative and they let us loose with colored pens to design our own Ford Fiesta. Here’s mine. I needed more time . . .
Seriously? It was like driving camp! We got to play Fiesta soccer. We drove IN REVERSE through a curvy track and hit the ball into the big net. Did that poor girl holding the ball get hazard pay? I rocked it in the net. wooohoooo!
Yup that’s me helping unload a gorgeous Ford F150 that we drove as part of a fleet into downtown Detroit to a Habitat for Humanity site. Detroit was hit very hard by our recent crappy economy. They are rebuilding thanks to Ford and Habitat for Humanity and so many energetic and caring volunteers. I had a blast driving with a couple from Miami who were at the event — Gigi and Giorgio, who publish a gorgeous digital driving mag called ImpulsoMag.