Always the optimist, Holly is quoted "Once you plant the seed, the zero waste mentality becomes addictive. You get people on board with you and it gets in their blood." ZWZ Participants prove Holly's statement accurate with their enthusiasm to further fine-tune their recycling practices and embark on other sustainable initiatives. For examples peruse the ZWZ Blog for many tales from the zero waste journey.
Daniel Rickenmann, W2E Organic Power COO, is profile #3 in Hunter's orange is new green. In his profile, Daniel explains how many Southern active environmentalists are also hunters, fishermen and sportsmen, who understand respecting nature is integral to enjoying its bounty.
The current food waste destination is landfill, where methane gas (a potent Green House Gas 20-25% more potent than carbon) is produced. It takes ingenuity and courage to make the bold move of introducing new technology to the current waste disposal systems.
|Daniel @ POWER|
A close friend of Elemental Impact, Daniel was the keynote speaker at the spring POWER -Perishable Organics Waste to Energy Recycling - meeting. Refer to the ZWZ Blog post, Spring POWER Meeting is Stellar, for the meeting details and the POWER 2011 Meeting Page to download Daniel's PPT presentation.
In the FORTUNE.com article, Shelley profiles four additional green leaders:
- Eco-oil country? - Laura Spanijan, Houston, TX
- Bringing Green gospel to the South - Rebecca Dunn Bryant of Fairhope, AL
- Rebuilding a greener Big Easy - Kenneth Schwartz, New Orleans, LA
- Growing biofuels in the heartland - Kenneth Frahm, Colby, KS
Thank you Shelley for taking the time to research, interview and write about the important green happenings and pioneers in the "red" states. Hmmm.... were seeds for future articles planted?!. Stay Tuned!