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!
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.
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.
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
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