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From the Boardroom to the Bedroom: The Protocol Praxis

From the Boardroom to the Bedroom: The Protocol Praxis

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September 09th 2014:It's Not Easy Being Green..But It IS the Color of Empowerment!

When you’re stressed and need a break, do you ever find that going outside for a walk or that just being in nature calms you down? Scientific studies prove that people who live in areas with the most amount of green space have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Yet, every day, we hear that our environment and its resources are being depleted. Join me this week as I welcome some very special guests: Robyn Purchia of and from Global Green USA, Jeff Supak and Michelle Pyne. My guests have all had significant experience working in the environmental industry. They each

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Jeff Supak

Jeff Supak, Global Green NOLA Water and Wetlands Coordinator, works to educate stakeholders on methods to secure the coast and to reduce flooding. He managed the Louisiana Wetlands Action Program, and now oversees stormwater education and community workshops. Jeff comes from a family of rice farmers in Texas and developed his interest in the environment from living off the land and spending quality time fishing in the bays with his family. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from Texas A&M. His passions include environmental justice, environmental education, and the coastal environment. Global Green in New Orleans: Global
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Michelle Pyne

Michelle Pyne, Global Green NOLA Holy Cross Project Manager, manages operations of the Holy Cross Project, a sustainable building project in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. The Holy Cross Project includes five single family LEED Platinum homes, and is currently building a Community Development and Climate Action Center. Prior to her work with Global Green USA, Michelle served two terms of service with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps in the Southern Region where she restored oyster reefs in Georgia, built with Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Greater Birmingham, and provided disaster relief services in Mississippi after the 2011 tornadoes. Michelle earned
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Robyn Purchia

Robyn Purchia is the Editor-in-Chief of, an online news and resource site that explores the relationship between religion/spirituality and environmentalism. A former environmental lobbyist and attorney, Robyn became increasingly frustrated by the polarizing nature of the environmental conversation. For her, caring for nature is not a political or economic issue, or a cause that pits humans and the environment against each other. Taking care of the planet is a moral and ethical duty -- a responsibility we have to current and future generations. Robyn launched last November through the Important Media network to bring awareness to this belief and highlight some of
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