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Clean Energy View: CEFIA’s Solutions For Homeowners - Sep 04,2012

In Germany, entire communities work together to protect the environment and collectively contribute to reducing their carbon footprints by producing energy from renewable sources. In America, some states are aggressively promoting similar programs. In Connecticut, there is a dedicated effort to strengthen the state's economy pushing for clean, renewable energy sources.In this segment of The Clean Energy View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Bryan Garcia, President and CEO, Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority. Stay tuned! Bryan was named president of the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority in 2011. Among the initiatives he oversees are incentive programs to support the installation of clean energy systems at residential and commercial sites, an incentive program to support development of new clean energy technologies and the award winning CT Clean Energy Communities Program. Prior to rejoining CCEF in 2011, Bryan was program director for the Yale Center for Business and the Environment. At Yale, Bryan led efforts to develop a leading global program responsible for preparing environmental leaders for business and society. He also served as co-editor of Carbon Finance: Environmental Market Solutions to Climate Change and Carbon Finance II: Investing in Forests for Climate Protection, publications that present the opinions and experiences of leading practitioners in finance, global carbon markets and the business of climate change. Bryan also co-founded Earth Markets, a CT company that helps to accelerate the deployment of clean and efficient energy technology in homes and businesses. He holds a BS in political economy of natural resources from U.C. Berkeley, masters degrees in public administration and business administration from New York University and a Master of Environmental Management degree from Yale.

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The Organic View: Joe Cross Talks About Being Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead - Sep 05,2012

In America, obesity has become a severe problem that affects people of all ages. While there are many diets, fitness chains and other methods to help shed unwanted pounds, sometimes, you must reach rock bottom in order to take action. One day, Joe Cross found himself, 100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating auto-immune disease. He decided enough was enough and began his journey to good health. He decided to film his transition so that he could inspire others to do the same. Along the way, he spoke to more than 300 Americans, from all walks of life, about what they ate and (more importantly) what they didnt eat. He found a nation full of honest, hard working, friendly and caring people that just need some motivation and inspiration. His documentary, FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joes personal mission to regain his health. With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long term, Joe turns to the only option left, his bodys ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road armed with a juicer and generator, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and get healthy. In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Joe Cross, about his journey and how juicing can improve and restore your health. Stay tuned!

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Clean Energy View: Dan Chiras-Renewable Energy For Homeowners - Sep 06,2012

Are you ready to slash your home energy costs while dramatically reducing your carbon footprint? In The Homeowner's Guide To Renewable Energy, Achieving Energy Independence Through Solar, Wind, Biomass and Hydropower by Dan Chiras you will find the most practical and affordable methods to significantly improve your home's energy efficiency. Focusing on the latest technological advances (and never losing sight of the economic bottom line), this comprehensive manual demystifies: Solar hot water and solar hot air systems Space heat: Passive and active solar retrofits and heat pumps Wood heat Passive Cooling Electricity from solar, wind and mirohydro. This well-illustrated and accessible guide is an essential resource for those wanting to enter the renewable energy field. Packed with practical tips and guidelines, it gives readers sufficient knowledge to hire and communicate effectively with contractors and is a must-read for anyone interested in saving money and achieving energy independence. If you are ready to save tens of thousands of dollars over the coming decades, this is one show you don't want to miss! In this segment of The Clean Energy View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Dan Chiras, who is a respected educator and the author of 29 books on residential renewable energy and green building including Power from the Sun and Power from the Wind. He has studied and worked with renewable energy and energy efficiency for over 30 years. Dan is the director of and lead instructor at The Evergreen Institutes Center for Renewable Energy and Green Building, where he teaches workshops on energy efficiency, solar electricity, solar hot water, small wind energy, green building, natural plasters, and natural building. Stay tuned!

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The Organic View: Why You Should Vote Yes on 37 -California Right to Know! - Sep 07,2012

Should food be labeled whether or not it contains genetically modified organisms? Over one million Californians have already agreed that they have the right to know what they are eating. The right to know is a fundamental right and a bedrock American value. In a democratic, free-market society, consumers get to make informed choices about what we eat and feed our families. However, this has been a very big battle to get something which should be simple, one big challenge! Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer, talks to Stacy Malkan, the media director for Yes on 37 California Right to Know campaign. She is a former journalist and newspaper publisher and longtime advocate for environmental health issues, most recently as co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and author of the award-winning book, "Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry." Stay tuned!

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The NLP View: The NLP View: Martin Shervington Approach To "Life" - Sep 08,2012

The meaning of success really depends upon the goals and aspirations of an individual. While some focus on the material things in life, others focus on areas that are substantial and more fulfilling such as balance, inner harmony and maintaining a healthy relationship. In Martin Shervington's new book, Life: You Can't Stop The Waves But You Can Learn How To Surf, you will find a clever approach to bring about change that is actually quite simple. Martin takes the essence of several personal development approaches (including NLP) and turns it into a fun journey of self-discovery. Martin explores different options for improving your situation with money, relationships and also teaches you to explore the hidden potential of the mind in order to bring about significant, real life changes. Tune in as host, Donna Blinston is joined by author, Martin Shervington to discuss his best-selling book, Life: You Can't Stop The Waves But You Can Learn How To Surf! Stay tuned!

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The Organic View: The Everyday Vegan - Sep 10,2012

What exactly is veganism and can you get enough protein from a plant based diet? Yes, you can! In Dreena Burton's The Everyday Vegan, you will find recipes for all aspects of meal-making appropriate for the entire family, as well as cooking and shopping tips, ingredient notes, and meal plan suggestions for holidays and special events. Each recipe contains nutritional analysis and health-conscious cooks will appreciate the lack of hydrogenated oils and very little refined flours and sugars. Whether you are a lifelong vegan or someone wanting to experiment, The Everyday Vegan will help you discover amazing flavors without having to resort to animal products. Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by special guest, Dreena Burton to discuss her best-selling book, The Everyday Vegan! Stay tuned!

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Clean Energy View: Tom Drolet Discusses Repurposing Capped Oil Wells & Fukushima Update - Sep 11,2012

There is new technology that involves accessing the hot and energy rich brine in large brine reservoirs deep under the coastal regions of Texas. The goal is not to extract oil, but the super-heated water at the bottom of the 2-3 mile deep well bore that is will run through a turbine on the surface, turning it into a reliable source of electricity, feeding it into the existing grid. Just how safe it is? In this segment of The Clean Energy View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to energy expert, Tom Drolet about the emerging technology and what makes this a good solution. Also on today's show, Tom Drolet will give an update about the current situation in Fukushima. There is a huge division between the people and industry as to whether or not the government should move forward with more nuclear energy. Stay tuned! Bio: Mr. Drolet has worked in the energy industry and technology innovation industries for over 42 years. He brought a wealth of experience at the senior management level to the electrical utility industry at Ontario Hydro, the fourth largest electrical utility in the world (Nuclear, Coal, Natural Gas, Hydroelectric), American Electric Power (Canada) and DTE Energy. He has worked on BOD and in the oil and natural gas industries in North America and on Renewable Energies in North and South America, Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines. He has also worked with several new technology industries in the areas of energy (fusion energy, distributed generation, fuel cells, and innovative geothermal processes), as well as in the area of medical pharmaceutical breakthrough applications in cancer treatments. In the last 25 yrs Mr. Drolet has worked internationally in 44 countries. He has spoken at over 175 major conferences on issues in energy and the effects of new technologies on the economies of the western world.

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The Neonicotinoid View: Catastrophic Effects of Neonicotinoids on Insects & Birds - Sep 12,2012

Dr. Henk Tennekes has been involved with cancer research for most of his career. His work regarding bees began after reading an official report to the Dutch Minister of Agriculture on the decline of bees. He was amazed at the lack of information on insecticides as a possible factor in the bee decline. Dr. Tennekes then began to research the impact of neonicotinoid insecticides such as imidacloprid and clothianidin. He discovered that they were identical to those of genotoxic carcinogens. These chemicals are not only affecting the honeybees but other species that are not closely monitored such as butterflies and other insects. He began to study the food habits of declining bird species and discovered that they depended on invertebrates. Dr. Tennekes is convinced that there is a link between the use of neonics and the decline of insects and birds. Some countries such as Germany have already banned the use of these chemicals. However, if these applications are not banned, there will be an impending environmental catastrophe that is irreversible. In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer will speak to esteemed Toxicologist and author, Dr. Henk Tennekes, about his research and discuss this monumental devastation that will affect us on a global scale. Stay tuned!

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Clean Energy View: Michael Lewis -The Resilience Imperative - Sep 13,2012

Although the world recognizes the fact that we must develop renewable energy technologies, the cost of the technology is still unaffordable for many people and businesses. Is it possible to get our economy back on track while simultaneously making it more socially, environmentally and financially sustainable? In this segment of The Clean Energy View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to energy expert, Michael Lewis about his new book, The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy. Michael Lewis is the executive director of the Center for Community Enterprise and is well-known internationally as a practitioner, author, educator, and leader in the field of community economic development. Stay tuned!

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The Organic View: Figs: An Ancient Fruit That Is Truly Sustainable - Sep 14,2012

It's biblical, it's nutritious and it is a key ingredient in many cuisines, including Italian, Spanish, Greek and Middle Eastern. Figs are an ancient fruit that can be enjoyed fresh, dried, fermented and cooked. The United States of America is ranked 3rd in world for production for dried figs with an annual volume of approximately 11,000 tons. While figs are grown in many parts of the United States, California produces 100% of the nation's dried figs and 98% of the fresh figs. It is a fruit that is truly sustainable! Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer, talks to Karla J. Stockli, Chief Executive Officer, of the California Fig Advisory Board, California Fresh Fig Growers Association and the California Fig Institute. Karla will talk about fig production in the United States, history of figs, how figs are grown and how to differentiate the flavor of some of the common varieties. Stay tuned!

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The NLP View: Author,Andrew Bendefy -Seeing Spells Achieving - Sep 15,2012

Have you ever wished you could improve your reading, writing, spelling, maths, memory and learning skills? Seeing Spells Achieving enables you to look at things from a new perspective and enjoy a whole new world. Olive and Andrew Bendefy have devised an easy to run, practise orientated model, which teaches the reader how to visualize the words and break free from any limiting beliefs around their abilities. NLP offers a series of unblocking and transference techniques to help dyslexic's overcome any psychological barriers that have been created. Tune in to this segment of The NLP View Radio Show, as host,Donna Blinston is joined by author, Andrew Bendefy to discuss his best-selling book, Seeing Spells Achieving.

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The Organic View: InKredible Andrew Grill, CEO Talks Transparency - Sep 17,2012

One of the best methods for raising awareness about key issues is through social media. has gone the distance to datamine the efforts of activists, organizations and industry leaders to show how people connect and why. Transparency in social media is necessary to truly show just how effective the campaigns are, what is trending and who is taking a leadership role. Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer, talks to Andrew Grill, CEO of about transparency in social media. Andrew Grill is the CEO of Kred, the measure of Influence and Outreach in communities connected by interests. A disciplined executive with a record of building social marketing campaigns based on deep analytics, Grill is one of the world's foremost advocates of engaging influencers and ‘local rockstars' to foster strong customer relationships. Previously Grill was Head Of International Client Strategy for Visible Technologies. He is also the editor of social and technology blog Stay tuned!

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The Neonicotinoid View: Dr. Sánchez-Bayo Discusses His Research "ImmuneSuppression by Neonicotinoid Insecticides at the Root of Global Wildlife Declines" - Sep 18,2012

In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View” June Stoyer and special co-host, Tom Theobald will be joined by Dr. Sánchez-Bayo, Centre for Ecotoxicology, University of Technology Sydney, Australia to discuss his research on neonicotinoids. Dr Sánchez-Bayo is an ecotoxicologist and terrestrial ecologist. His main interest is risk assessment of pesticide contaminants on birds and aquatic communities, and he is currently focused on developing sampling devices for monitoring polar herbicides in environmental waters.

He developed a novel and harmless technique to assess the exposure of live birds to pesticides, for which he received an IUPAC Rhone-Poulenc Environmental Award in 1998.

He is particularly interested in modeling the time response of organisms to toxic chemicals, as a basis for improving the prediction of risk of toxicants on populations and communities of organisms.

Dr Sánchez-Bayo is currently Research Associate in the Centre for Ecotoxicology, based at the facilities of the Office of Environment & Heritage NSW in Lidcombe. He was Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales (1992), and worked on several post-doctoral positions at the University of Sydney (1994/2001) before taking a position as Assistant Professor at Chiba University (Japan) from 2002 to 2006.

He has taught ecotoxicology and environmental sciences to graduate and post-graduate students for several years in Japan and Australia. He has published 53 research articles in topics as diverse as bird ecology, woody weeds encroachment, ecotoxicology of pesticides and phyto-remediation of agrochemicals, and is author and editor of three books. Stay tuned!

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Clean Energy View: F William Engdahl -Myths, Lies & Oil Wars - Sep 20,2012

The myth of oil scarcity is one of the foundations that have allowed four giant oil corporations along with a handful of Wall Street banks to control the worlds largest and most essential commodity: oil. The myth originated in the 1950s from a speech by a geologist at Shell and was revived in 2003 at the time of the US bombing of Iraq. The reality is quite different from the claims of Peak Oil. In reality, the world is running into oil and not running out of oil. Huge new oil and gas fields are being discovered from the eastern Mediterranean to the coast of Brazil, from East Africa to Iran and Iraq, from Norway to the Caribbean. In F. William Engdahl's newest book, "Myths, Lies and Oil Wars” discusses the little-known details of wars and manipulations designed over the past half century or more up to the wars in Africa, the Arab Spring, Iraq, all to maintain a lock-grip control of the worlds known oilfields. The myth of scarcity has been a pillar of their power and as a result, propaganda for their self-serving agendas. Tune in to this segment of The Clean Energy View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by special guest F. William Engdahl.

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The Percy Schmeiser Story: A Landmark Legal Victory - Sep 26,2011

Percy Schmeiser is a canola farmer from Saskatchewan, Canada. He was the first farmer to win a law suit against Monsanto. This landmark case, which went before the Federal Court of Canada, has attracted international attention because it could help determine how much control a handful of powerful biotech companies can exert over farmers. Schmeiser believes this precedent setting agreement ensures that farmers will be entitled to reimbursement when their fields become contaminated with unwanted Roundup Ready canola or any other unwanted GMO plants. In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Percy Schmeiser about his battle with this agro-chemical giant.

Author, Alice Feiring: Naked Wine - Sep 27,2011

Most people take for granted that when they select a wine, the ingredients are going to be pure and natural. However, as most conscious consumers know, this is not the case. There are 200 ingredients on the list of government-approved additives for wine. However, unlike food, wine manufacturers aren't required to list their ingredients (which can include animal proteins, oak chips, sulfurs, yeasts, enzymes, preservatives, and “Mega Purple” which is a brand of highly concentrated wine color) on the side label. This renders most consumers to be clueless about what exactly is in their wine and used to produce it. In the book, Naked Wine, wine expert, Alice Feiring explores these very issues as she discusses the process of natural wine making. She also explains some key questions that most consumers are confused about such as: What is the difference between natural and organic wine? What's the connection between the natural food and the natural wine movement? When did winemaking stop being an “art” and become an industry? How much influence does “big business” really have in the wine world? In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer will speak to award winning expert, Alice Feiring. Alice Feiring is an award-winning food and wine journalist and author of the Battle for Wine and Love. Formerly the wine/travel columnist for Time, she now writes for the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Conde Nast Traveler and theLos Angeles Times Magazine, among many others. Stay tuned!

Professor Don Huber: The Impact of Glyphosate On Agriculture - Sep 28,2011

Glyphosate is the most commonly used herbicide and is also one of the most controversial. Professor Don M. Huber has done extensive research warning that the widespread use of glyphosate has a negative environmental impact. This impact not only affects the soil and plants but can possibly affect the health of animals and human beings. In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer will speak to Professor Don M. Huber to discuss his research. Stay tuned!

David Bronner: -GMO Labeling Right Now! - Sep 29,2011

When you buy a product, if you want to know what the ingredients are, it makes sense to simply read the label, right? Wrong! It is not so simple when it comes to finding out whether or not the ingredients used are genetically engineered. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer for Americans because it is not required that genetically engineered foods are listed. In fact, every country in the EU, Japan, as well as fifty countries in total, with over 40% of the world population mandate labeling of GMO's. So, why isn't the United States on board leading the pack? Basically because the corporations who benefit from the sale of GMO's can continue to increase their market share primarily because consumers have no way to tell whether or not the products they buy contain ingredients that have been genetically engineered. Without labels we won't know what is genetically engineered and what is not. Soon everything will be contaminated. If more people knew what was in their food and the negative impact GMO's cause, they would not spend their dollars purchasing products that contained genetically modified ingredients. So what can consumers do about this? Starting this weekend, between October 1st and October 16th, marchers from across the country will be walking from New York City to the White House, demanding labeling of all GMOs, in what has come to be called the GMO Right2Know March. This event seeks to raise national awareness and create pressure in the 2012 election for politicians to take positions and enact legislation requiring GE foods to be labeled. In many ways this march is the beginning of a new broad-based movement for GMO labeling. In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer will speak to David Bronner, President of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps to talk about the importance of GMO labeling and what you need to know. Stay tuned!

Ken Roseboro, Editor of The Organic & Non-GMO Report - Sep 30,2011

Regardless of how much education is available, there is still such great need for continuous factual information to help the public understand what genetically modified organisms are as well as their impact. There is still a great deal of confusion as well as misinformation when it comes to understanding GMO's. What is the controversy surrounding their use? What impact does it have on farmers? Why should consumers be concerned, etc.? These are the very questions that Ken Roseboro addresses as he and his team educate the public in The Organic & Non-GMO Report. Some of the key questions they answer explain: How to produce non-GMO products from seed to shelf How to prevent GMO contamination Connect with potential buyers of non-GMO and organic products Find non-GMO and organic ingredient sources See how companies succeed producing non-GMO products Ken is a journalist who has written extensively about GM foods, GMO testing, non-GMO certification, and identity preservation. His articles have appeared in leading agricultural and food industry magazines, including Natural Foods Merchandiser, Organic Processsing, Seed World, World Grain, American Food and Ag Exporter, Prepared Foods, Food Processing, Food Quality, European Food and Drink Review, Natural Products Industry Insider, and others. Ken is author of Genetically Altered Foods and Your Health and The Organic Food Handbook. He has also given presentations at many conferences, including the Organic Trade Association's annual tradeshow, All Things Organic. Ken is a member of the board of directors of the Iowa Organic Association and a certification committee member of Global Organic Certification Services. Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host June Stoyer, speaks to Ken Roseboro! Stay tuned!