Green Divas Radio Show: Banana Zombies & A Sustainable Future

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wooooooo . . . spooky show . . . especially with that banana zombie threatening us. Even the banana ghost was afraid! The Green Divas were having fun with the Halloween theme this week offering ideas for healthy Halloween treats in our Foodie-Phile segment (hence banana zombies in the studio – and they did taste AWESOME!). GD Mizar did a fun DIY and talked about how to make Mr. Bones and Jug-O-Lanterns out of upcycled plastic milk jugs. GD Meg had a great interview with Amara Wagner of Amara Wellness who had some excellent ideas on how to celebrate a healthier and greener Halloween with kids. But we diverted for a really excellent Green Dude segment with Jonathan Porritt, to talk about a sustainable future.

Jonathan PorrittGreen Dude: Jonathan Porritt, Founder and Director of Forum for the Future

Jonathan Porritt is founder of Forum for the Future, a wonderful UK-based organization dedicated to finding solutions to our environmental and social challenges, while seeing a hopeful vision for a sustainable and healthy future. He is also the author of the book, The World We Made. We were so fortunate to be able to grab a few minutes with Mr. Porritt before he headed back to the UK. He discussed the optimism and the power of technology and how to be realistic about it in today’s world.

Over the last 40 years, Jonathon Porritt has been one of the world’s leading environmentalists. In The World We Madehe sets out to counter the doom and gloom that surrounds today’s debates about sustainability. Instead of portraying the future as a polluted, over-populated hell-hole, he shows it as a place where we’d all love to live. Exciting, aspirational, high-tech, fair and hopeful.

Listen to this encouraging interview with Jonathan Porritt . . .

Green Diva Foodie-Phile: Healthy Halloween TreatsGD Mizar making banana zombies and ghosts

Halloween is meant to be a spooky (yet all in good fun) holiday . . . but that doesn’t mean that your healthy Halloween treats have to make all the trick-or-treaters run away from the creepy health-nut up the street. There are plenty of alternatives handing out artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, and GMO-laden treats. I did some research and found some fun, clever and healthy Halloween goodies that are easy and delicious. We had a good time making banana ghosts. It was all fun and games till one banana ghost went all zombie and scared the others! Please read my post for more great ideas for healthier Halloween treats.


Mr. Bottle Bones copyGreen Diva Mizar’s DIY: Mr. Bones & Jug-O-Lanterns

GD Mizar has a couple of great ideas for upcycling old plastic milk jugs to make a scary skeleton and some Jug-O-Lanterns. She told a funny story about her milk jug skeleton (named Mr. Bones) that terrorized her daughter’s friend when they were 6 years old. Listen to this fun podcast about making Mr. Bones & Jug-O-Lanterns from old plastic milk jugs.

Green Divas Feature Interview: Amara WagnerAmara Wagner

Amara Wagner is the founder of Amara Wellness and as a health coach and mother she offered us some wonderful tips to help create a healthy and fun Halloween.

Listen to the podcast of the whole show to hear GD Meg’s talk with Amara Wagner on having a healthy Halloween . . . 

About the author / 

Green Diva Gina'

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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