Hannah Teter - Credit Korol/ Reuters /Landov
In addition to being a Vancouver Olympics Gold and Silver Medalist, Hannah Teter is also a vegetarian and is working on living a 'greener' life.
I have a Snowboard Today Twitter Account as well where I featured this article. Per the recent People magazine article she started being Vegetarian last year and says she feels "stronger mentally and physically..and springier". She also says, "more people would become vegetarians if they knew how animals were slaughtered." She starts each day with a power smoothie, and for dinner loves cooking stir-fry vegetarian dishes with a side of Quinoa, a high-protein grain.
In addition to eating healthy, she wants to live greener. She says, "I'm moving into a yurt in the woods near my parents' home in Vermont." Her father produces maple syrup on the property that Hannah sells for her charity Hannah's Gold. The money goes to the needy in Kenya and Haiti, and her sponsor Samsung granted $30,000 to the charity on Saturday in recognition of Hannah's silver medal.
You can read the full People article here.
The USDA sponsored an Agricultural Outlook Forum on 'Sustainable Agriculture: The Key to Health and Prosperity' February 18-19, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. The speakers included Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, USDA, Fedele Bauccio, CEO Bon Appétit Management Company, Walter Robb, Co-President & COO Whole Foods Market, and Nina Fedoroff, Science and Technology Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State.
I recently met with Fedele Bauccio, and he provided me the details of his speech on 'Sustainability: A Transparent Dialogue With Customers' which I thought you would find enlightening.
For background, you may remember my previous interview with Fedele Bauccio from last year's Fortune Brainstorm Green Conference. Bon Appétit Management Company has onsite restaurants for corporations, colleges, and universities and specialty venues with 400 locations in 30 states, $550+ million in revenues, 10,000 employees, and over 120 million meals annually served. It has recently won awards from NRDC and EDF and introduced the Low Carbon Diet Online Calculator.
In Fedele's Agricultural Outlook presentation, he detailed his customers' interest in knowing where the food originated. As a result:
Fedele has also recently testified for a Pew Commission Hearing on the House side regarding Antibiotics.
Fedele is a perfect example of a CEO running a large, successful, and growing company while doing great things for the World. We need more CEOs and Business Owners like him.
Gratitude Gourmet is sponsoring a Peets Uzuri Coffee Sweepstakes.
Uzuri is a Swahili word meaning ‘excellent and beautiful’ and is the name chosen by coffee farmers for this special coffee blend that is providing higher incomes for 6,000 farmers in Kenya, Tanzania & Rwanda.
As the first new permanent blend in eight years, Uzuri is available at www.Peets.com and at Peet’s coffeehouses starting March 3. The coffee will be sold in grocery stores nationwide for a limited time until March 31. You can read the Uzuri farmers' stories at www.peetscoffee.com
Enter to win one of 5 bags of this delicious and aromatic coffee today.
Hanna Teeter, US Olympic Snowboarder, says Organic Food is the Secret to Going Big in the Halfpipe. Check out the video below and set it at 2:21 minutes. A bonus: US Gold Olympian Snowboarder Shaun White is next on the video with his Secret.
Obesity rates in the US have skyrocketed over the last twenty years, with no end in sight provoking former surgeon General, Richard Carmona to state: “obesity is a terror within. It is destroying our society from within and unless we do something about it, the magnitude of the dilemma will dwarf 9/11 or any other terrorist event that you can point out…” Beyond the shocking medical statistics and newspaper headlines, Killer at Large also examines the ethical and moral implications of the obesity epidemic with leaders of several world religions and exposes public policies that have contributed to the problem. Clearly, America is on the wrong path and as Dr. Lionel Tiger says in the film, “It’s a battle we fight three times a day and we’ve all been drafted. It’s truly the most democratic of wars.”
Faculty talk back led by Christopher Gardner (Stanford Prevention Research).
More information is here.http://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/ethics-events/events/view/676/?date=2010-02-25
Zhena's Gypsy Tea has released Superberry Tea, Teas for Women's Health. There are five, USDA Certified Organic and Fair Trade Certified teas including Acaiberry, Cacaoberry, Cherryberry, Pomberry, and Wholeberry. If you like chocolate, you must try Cacaoberry (ingredients include Sencha green tea with rooibos, cacao, raspberries, and dark chocolate).
Zhena, who has a degree in aromatherapy, love of tea, and Ukranian Gypsy ancestry, started selling her teas out of a cart on California street corners. Now she has an Award Winning Brand!
Photo: Ann Clark
Have you been watching the Vancouver Winter Olympics? What are your favorite sports? I recently saw this Olympic Ring Cookie Cutter sold by Ann Clark. Do you know the history of the Olympic Rings? The rings were adopted by Baron Pierre de Coubertin (founder of the modern Olympic movement) in 1913 after he saw a similar design on an artifact from ancient Greece. The five rings represent the five major regions of the world: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.
Photo: Mary Vincent
Did you know Chateau Picard is the estate red wine produced at Jean-Luc Picard's family vineyards in La Barre, France? Picard kept a few bottles of the wine on the Enterprise-D for special occasions (Star Trek Nemesis).
You can see this wine and the ship's scene at the Star Trek Exhibit happening at the San Jose Tech Museum. Unfortunately, they are not doing tastings. :-)
I saw the Circle of Life Movie in Budapest when I was a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Hungary. I've always had a respect for animals at a very early age and appreciated the movie's message. During my US Peace Corps Service, I decided to become a vegetarian. Here's the Circle of Life Song which always inspires me when I listen to its wonderful lyrics and music. Life is Precious.