JP Scheetz

JP Scheetz is the Blogging Manager for Green Lifestyles Network and a freelance writer and editor. Ever since she was little, she has had a deep concern for how human beings treat the environment. As a Girl Scout, she was taught that when spending time in nature, we should leave no trace, and believes this is a philosophy to live by, as we are mere passers-by on this planet. JP has a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and a Master’s Degree in Education. She likes to spread wildflower seeds in abandoned lots and agrees with Albert Einstein who said, "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."

ICU Eyewear: Ethical Sophistication

ICU Eyewear: Ethical Sophistication

Small business owners are creating change right before our eyes. Who says we need to wait around for Jack to chop down the beanstalk in order to defy the giants? Some entrepreneurs out there have found their very own magic beans and are making a big difference. One progressive company I’d like to place in […]

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2014 Filmmaker of the Month/Year: Ed Brown

2014 Filmmaker of the Month/Year: Ed Brown

Have you ever wondered how many chemicals you come into contact with every day? Ed Brown asked himself this very question. After his healthy wife suffered two miscarriages, he set out on a quest to find the answer, documenting his journey in the film Unacceptable Levels. And the answer to the question? We are in […]

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Madeline Janis: Mover and Shaker of the Year

Madeline Janis: Mover and Shaker of the Year

Green Lifestyles Network is proud to name Madeline Janis as its Mover and Shaker Personality of the Year. Ms. Janis has spent her life fighting for the rights of the powerless and needy. She has accomplished so much in such a short amount of time. While many of us can readily point out flaws in […]

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Vital Hemp

Vital Hemp

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Ron Alcalay, the creator of the popular clothing brand, Vital Hemp. Before Vital Hemp, Ron Alcalay had achieved success by anyone’s standards. He earned a Ph.D. in Literature from prestigious Berkeley, and was set to head through life on cruise control. All he had to do was just […]

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PuraKai

PuraKai

On October 19th and 20th, a green haze hovered over Los Angeles as the third annual Green Festival came to town, bringing together people from all walks of life who have one thing in common: a passion to protect the environment. Surfers are environmentalists by default: if the beach is closed due to pollution, it […]

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Chemical Warfare in My Kitchen?

Chemical Warfare in My Kitchen?

From a distance, I see the troops advancing toward their target in perfect marching formation. They are focused on serving their colony in the name of the queen. As they swarm around a discarded lollipop, I position a can of Raid above them. Then I stop myself. What am I doing? Spraying toxic chemicals in […]

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Beware of the Stir Fry

Beware of the Stir Fry

If someone asked me to list the causes of air pollution, I’d name things like car exhaust and factory emissions. I certainly wouldn’t blame the stir-fry I’m making for dinner tonight, but after reading a recent New York Times article by Peter Andrey Smith, I’m going to give that stir-fry a second look. In “The […]

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Shop for a Cause at Macy’s

Shop for a Cause at Macy’s

Calling all charities and non-profit organizations! How often do you get to keep 100% of profits during a fundraiser? Not often? Well, during Macy’s, “Shop For A Cause” charity event, you can do exactly that! Since 2006, Shop For A Cause has raised over $45 million for charities across the United States. Signing up is […]

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Help Make a Difference/ Save the Children and Nordic Naturals

Help Make a Difference/ Save the Children and Nordic Naturals

Did you know that: • Low-income children begin school as many as 18 months behind their more affluent peers. • More than 60 percent of low-income families have no children’s books in their homes. • Children living in poverty who can’t read on grade level by 3rd grade are 13 times less likely to graduate […]

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Oh, What a Peach Can Teach

Oh, What a Peach Can Teach

Have you ever tasted a peach? I’m not talking about the impostors at the grocery store that you could chip a tooth on. I’m talking about a genuine, picked-right-off-the-tree peach. I tasted one. Once. It was while driving through Colorado on the way to a family reunion that my family and I purchased one at a […]

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