Green Divas Radio Show: Unacceptable Levels & much more

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We’re in the throes of summertime and a seriously HOT heat wave, but the green divas were way cool in the studio this week. Green Diva Meg is still going strong with her Toyota MPG Challenge. GD Meg is stubbornly minimizing use of the air conditioning in attempt to get the best possible MPGe. Read more about the contest and the charity GD Meg is motivated to win for!

Thanks to the magic of Freddie Mercury, the Wayne’s World interpretation of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, and perhaps fried brain cells, The Green Divas created this hilarious video in the Prius.

Green Diva Quickie: Homage to Bohemian Rapsody and Wayne’s World.

For the segments this week, we had an array of Green Diva-ish topics. Whether it be finding the healthiest food, munching on an apriplum, getting rid of those pesky bugs without invasive pesticides and knowing about the harmful chemicals in our environment, it’s certainly a party here in Boonton. So check out all of our podcasts and information below. You don’t want to miss out on this week’s lineup.

Five-Minute Foodie: pluots again and againGreen Diva Gina discusses Apricot/Plum hybrids

Check out these great summertime hybrid fruits – no, there is no genetic modifications of the GMO kind. Read my post from earlier this week on Apriums, Pluots, Apriplums and Plumcots. With their sweetness and beautiful exterior, they are taking grocery stores by storm. I went to the store on the way to the studio to share with everyone, but they were all out!

Green Dude Segment: Eco Ed Talks Local Food

Where does our food come from? How do we obtain the best food and products to make the most of our health, our environment, and the future of our world? Green Dude Eco Ed tells us about why what we put into our bodies is so important, and why locally, sustainably produced food is so important.

Local livestockMariel Hemingway spoke to us about being a conscious carnivore, as her partner Bobby Williams is a meat eater. She and Bobby want to know how the animals lived, how they were treated, and if they were humanely dispatched. What were they fed? Were they given chemicals/hormones? All relevant to the quality of the meat you put into your body and the effect it can have on your health.
Here are some other resources he mentioned:
NOFA – Northeast Organic Farming Association
NOFA of NJ
Local Harvest Organization – to locate local farmers, farmer’s markets and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture)
Listen to Green Dude Eco Ed’s podcast on this topic

Green Diva Mizar’s DIY: Natural Bug Repellent

With her love of cloves, Green Diva Mizar discusses how to get rid of those annoying summertime bugs the natural, healthy way. Throw out those deet bug sprays and pesticides. Check out how to make your own repellent to shoo those flies away by reading her post or checking out the podcast below. Environmental Working Group (EWG) just released their Guide to Bug Repellents. They do a lot of research and what they say about DEET might surprise you . . . Read GD Mizar’s post with all the DIY details . . .

Listen to the 5-minute podcast of GD Mizar’s DIY non-toxic bug repellent

Feature Interview: Ed Brown, producer the documentary, Unacceptable Levelsunacceptable_levels_DC

Ed Brown digs deep to help us understand the harmful chemicals that are plaguing our planet and our everyday lives. He offers research and solid statistics in the film that can seem overwhelming, but he also offers practical advice on how to make amends with the world around us. Ed provides tangible insight into the toxicity of our world in a very accessible way due to his natural curiosity thanks to the birth of his children. He provides a great balance between the uplifting and shocking aspects of the chemical in our world. He took some time to speak to us today about his journey making all of these fascinating discoveries, as well as the progress of the premiere of Unacceptable Levels. The Green Divas feel that he deserves to have a Green Diva on each arm for the film’s premiere (hint, hint).

Listen to the podcast of the whole show including our wonderful interview with Ed Brown

About the author / 

Green Diva Gina
gina@thegreendivas.com'

Green Diva Gina (aka Gina Gioldassis) is fondly referred to as the “Happy” Booker & Foodie-Phile Editor. She was producing and hosting the Eco-Radio show at Drew University when we met her, and we were thrilled that she chose to come work with us after she graduated. Having been brought up in New Hampshire in a Greek family, she is a natural food explorer and enthusiastic green diva. Previously, she worked as a production intern for both WNYC's Soundcheck and New Hampshire Public Radio's All Thing's Considered. While not in the studio, she spends her time traveling, eating, doing yoga and working full-time as a finance writer. At the moment, aspires to one day master her grandmother's homemade doughnut recipe.

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