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The Many Shades of Green delves into topics that affect the environment in Brooklyn and beyond, as we move to raise social awareness via culture, politics, music and the arts. We all have to learn to think out side the box, to promote ideas that will make the world a better place for this and future generations.
The Many Shades of Green is hosted by Maxine Margo Rubin. It is a production of BBOX Radio, a community radio station based in Brooklyn, NY. If you would like to support these efforts, please visit http://bboxradio.com/donate.html

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The Many Shades of Green delves into topics that affect the environment in Brooklyn and beyond, as we move to raise social awareness via culture, politics, music and the arts. We all have to learn to think out side the box, to promote ideas that will make the world a better place for this and future generations.
The Many Shades of Green is hosted by Maxine Margo Rubin. It is a production of BBOX Radio, a community radio station based in Brooklyn, NY. If you would like to support these efforts, please visit http://bboxradio.com/donate.html

    #1514: Bringing Zen Into Your Life

    #1514: Bringing Zen Into Your Life

    What steps can you take to enhance the flow of chi? How do you create functional, sustainable and balanced spaces in your home by using Feng Shui techniques? What does the color green represent on the BAGUA MAP, and how many shades of green are there? Find out by tuning in, as this week's guest, and friend of the show Anjie Cho and I discuss how to put some Feng in your Shui. Her new book: 108 Ways to Create Holistic Spaces, is a must read to bring zen and harmony into your life. Anjie is a LEED certified green architect, and is a BTB Feng Shui practitioner. For information go to holisticspaces.com. Her new book is available on amazon.com

    #1513: The Clearwater Festival and Music with a Message

    #1513: The Clearwater Festival and Music with a Message

    The Clearwater Festival was like stepping into a time warp and re-living moments of Peace, Love and Understanding through music, activism and innovation. It was wonderful to roam the festival grounds at Croton Point Park with my co-producer Abba Carmichael, my sound engineer Brian Horowitz, and summer research assistant Marco Spodek. We met and chatted with wonderful musical artists Dar Williams, Tom Chapin and more. The festival was dedicated to the late and legendary, Pete Seeger, who was the original founder of the festival. Various versions of the song Wimoweh/The Lion Sleeps Tonight, a song near and dear to me, filled the air throughout the day. I highly recommend attending the festival, so check out www.clearwaterfestival.org to jot down the date for next year. In the second half of the show we hear previously recorded studio performances from two activists who use music to share their message, Sharon Abreu and Morgan O'Kane.

    #1508: It's All About the WE

    #1508: It's All About the WE

    We are all interconnected to one another, yet the cultural mindset continues to focus on the me, rather than the we. My guest this week, Rick Ulfik, founder of We the World, is moving to change the paradigm by promoting awareness of the need for creating a more humane spirit, by enlisting change agents from around the globe, to build a more peaceful, sustainable and empathetic world. We the World works to develop global networks of collaboration via the 11 Days of Global Unity, and 11 Ways to Change the World. It's time for the collective will of the citizenry to use the power of WE! For more information go to We.net

    #1501: Eating Healthy Made Easy

    #1501: Eating Healthy Made Easy

    When your mom yelled "eat your veggies" she was definitely on to something. My guest this week is Ashley Spivak, Director of Restaurant Guides at Clean Plates. We discuss the importance of a well balanced, plant based eating regimen, that will lead to a healthier you. An 80/20 diet of 80% good stuff (vegetables, fruits, whole grains and protein), and 20% of the foods that make you smile (pie, cookies, mac and cheese) is a good formula to follow. Bio-individuality indicates that there is no right way to eat, not every person is the same, and diets and food choices affect different body types in different ways. The Clean Plates Food Guide lists restaurants that are more conscious about where they source their produce, meats, grains, as well as the taste of the food, the prep and the atmosphere. Making informed choices whether eating out or in is essential to being a healthier, smarter and cleaner eater. For more info about Clean Plates online publications, guides, phone apps and recipes, go to cleanplates.com

    #1428: Gennaro Brooks-Church, EcoBrooklyn

    #1428: Gennaro Brooks-Church, EcoBrooklyn

    A river runs through it, and it is up on the roof. Tune in to find out how my guest Gennaro Brooks-Church, Director of EcoBrooklyn, created a river on a roof, which uses gray water and rain water filtration systems to cut down on water use, while creating a beautiful waterscape. We also discuss ways to keep your home more energy efficient, by using less waste, via reusable materials and installing passive heating and cooling systems. Water is a precious commodity, and we talk about the sewage/water issues affecting the neighborhoods closest to the Gowanus Canal. Gennaro is building green to keep his "Build It Forward" mantra alive for future generations. For more info go to www.ecobrooklyn.com

    #1413: Videopoem

    #1413: Videopoem

    I recently appeared on a local New York cable TV program called Videopoem, hosted by Robert Dene. We spoke about all things "green" and talked about my radio show, The Many Shades of Green. I brought up various guests and how they are proactive in helping the environment. The video portion of the show is on my webpage, www.themanysahdesofgreen.com and Videopoem's pages at youtube.com/user/theopenculture & videopoem.tv

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Informative and educational. The show focuses on environmental issues affecting the Brooklyn community and beyond. Guests come from a wide variety of organizations that touch on topics such as urban farming, renewable energy, hydrofracking, and more. Musicians who are environmental activists are also featured. I enjoy the program and recommend it to greeniacs everywhere.

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