Encore: Program Kickoff

October 14, 2016
Hosted by Holly Wells

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Introduce Stewardship through R.E.S.P.E.C.T fundamentals. R - Recycle-Renewable Resources -wind, tidal, solar, geothermal- E - Eat Organic -locally grown, non-toxic pesticides, non-GMO- S - Stay Hydrated -drink 1-2 your weight in lbs, converted to oz's- P - Practice Meditation -15-30 minutes a day- E - Execise-movement -30-45 minutes, 3 times a week- C - Connect with nature -daily notice, touch, smell, appreciate nature- T - Take time to celebrate -Life's journey is the reward- Further explore idea of being a steward of your body, the planet...even an organization. Open dialogue with weekly featured guest, on assisting organizations with discovering their 'WHY'.

Stewardship through R.E.S.P.E.C.T

Stewardship through R.E.S.P.E.C.T

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Eye Love Nature explores through active discussion, various aspects of sustainable living. Each week, a different topic of sustainable living is featured, as Holly brings onto the program experts in various fields. The time for understanding and incorporating sustainability into our lifestyles is now. We are all global citizens, living in a single giant inter-connected ecosystem. What happens in one area of the world, impacts us all. It is critical that we are aware of how to improve our personal health and the health of the planet.

The model of being over-worked, stressed out, and oblivious to the world around us, is no longer viable. We must become engaged and take an active stand. Personal health and environmental awareness are critical elements to our survival.

Tune in for Stewardship through R.E.S.P.E.C.T, Join the discussion, and become a part of conscious, sustainable living.

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Holly Wells

Holly Wells

Holly Wells is a Consultant and Entrepreneur. She is President of Eye Love Nature, a non-profit organization promoting sustainable living. She founded Eye Love Nature after a recent self-prescribed sabbatical. ELN’s mission is to share information and access to sustainable living resources. Holly has spent more than twenty years working in Corporate America. She earned her undergraduate degree in Finance from Michigan State University. Later, while working as Assistant Controller at Aon, Holly earned her MBA from Loyola University of Chicago. Now, leveraging both her academic training and professional experience, Holly enjoys being an IT Finance Consultant and assisting her clients with increasing process efficiencies and improving their bottom line financial results. In addition to her previously mentioned academic credentials, Holly is also a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, and an internationally accredited Certified Dream Coach. These recent certifications were acquired after Holly had made the clear connection between improving an individual’s personal life circumstances, and how this very often leads to increased conscious leadership in all areas of one’s life. Holly is committed to promoting that everyone can take back control of their physical and mental health. She recommends focusing on eating organic, staying hydrated, taking time to celebrate, and connecting to nature.

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December 2016

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October 2016

Philip Bangerter


Philip is Project Manager for the Common Property Management Rights Project at Thwink.org. Philip’s focus is to bring the project to fruition.
Philip has an honors degree in Mineral Processing, consulting engineer primarily in the mining industry. He is well published in the area of Sustainability of Mining and has led a Sustainability practice at a major international Engineer firm between 2004-2011.
Philip is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Queensland’s Centre for Sustainable Business & Development.
Philip and Jack developed 'The System Improvement Process' to solve difficult social problems. We need a better way to properly couple and overcome all the change resistance evident in the system. There must be systemic change to provide the motivation to change
He fell into mineral processing accidentally. He was never a classic activist, and prefers to work from “within” the system towards the goals of societal sustainability. View Guest page

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Brenda Palms Barber


Brenda Palms Barber is Executive Director of the North Lawndale Employment Network and Founding CEO of Sweet Beginnings, LLC.
Brenda Palms Barber has been the NLEN Executive Director since its founding in 1999. She has a Master of Science degree in nonprofit management from the Spertus Institute.
Brenda has also launched the Sweet Beginnings social enterprise, generated an annual budget in excess of $2.4 million, and received numerous awards including one of the first MacArthur Foundation Awards for Creative and Effective Institutions in 2006 and the prestigious 2015 Bank of America Neighborhood Builders and 2012 Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards.
Brenda is an Aspen Institute Ideas Fellow, 2008 and in 2013, was awarded the Cardiss Collins Trailblazer Award. She has raised the profile of NLEN through national media including CNN, the NBC Today Show, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, and a recent TEDWomen Documentary and featured on the Lifetime channel. View Guest page

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Melissa Brice


Melissa Brice is a scientist with a Bachelor's in Chemistry and a Masters in Environmental Science from U of IL - Urbana-Champaign. She is the founder of the local Chicago chapter of 350.org. In August of 2013, Melissa completed Al Gore's Climate Reality Leader training and has presented the science behind climate and solutions to students and citizens throughout the Chicagoland area. She is a Chicago area native currently living in Lincoln Park and working in Research and Development for PepsiCo. View Guest page

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