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Episode 94: Iowa State Senator Rob Hogg

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Once a purple swing-state, Iowa has become an official red state, following the  dismal path of Wisconsin and other regressive governments funded by the Kochs and other plutocrats.

Rob Hogg, Iowa state senator from Cedar Rapids and the author of America’s Climate Century, talks frankly about dealing with backward government.

Read ore about his Summer of Citizenship and its Picnic for the People kick-off at https://www.facebook.com/events/1886415901637203/

Iowa legislature

https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/legislator?ga=87&personID=6257

Brief bio

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Hogg

http://www.robhogg.org/

FaceBook

https://www.facebook.com/rob.hogg.56

CALL CONGRESS ON OR BEFORE JUNE 9

Mark your calendars now and plan to call your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative on or before Friday, June 9, to support Citizens Climate Lobby’s “carbon fee and dividend” proposal and other action to address climate change.

Let’s unite our country for the climate action we so urgently need. Let Congress know we can have a healthy, prosperous, and sustainable future with clean energy and other climate change solutions.

It’s okay to call all U.S. Representatives in your state. They are likely to respond to citizens in their state, regardless of address, because district lines change and because U.S. Representatives often become candidates for statewide office.

The Facebook link below has a place to record your calls so that CCL can track how many calls are made. These calls are to support CCL’s proposal before the organization’s national conference and lobby days in Washington, D.C., June 11 to June 13.

Reach out to invite others in your state to join this effort. You can invite your friends and share this Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/757936277719571/

In the Iowa Senate since 2007, Rob Hogg is serving as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, after two terms in the Iowa House.

He and his wife, Kate, live in Cedar Rapids with their three children. He is active with IowaClimateAdvocates.org.

His book, America’s Climate Century: What Climate Change Means for America in the 21st Century and What Americans Can Do About It he calls on Americans to make the fight against climate change our new national purpose. Climate change is the defining historical issue of the 21st Century. After the heat and drought of 2012, Hurricane Sandy, and all of the other recent climate disasters, it is time for America to take climate action.

Having represented Cedar Rapids during an unprecedented flood that caused billions in damage in 2008, Senator Hogg brings a dose of reality to the issue of climate change. What happens this century — ever-worsening climate disasters or effective action to fight climate change — depends on the knowledge and action of every American.

With a fresh, personal, accessible and straight-talking approach, this one book explains why the 21st Century is America’s climate century. In 120 pages, it succinctly explains the science, the consequences, and the solutions of climate change, and helps Americans understand why we need to lead the world in the effort to safeguard our people, our property and our future from the dangers of climate change.

The book is only $10 from local, independent bookstores or Amazon (paper or Kindle).

Extended video interview on Fallon Forum on YouTube (runs 5:15-28:30 of the one hour program)

A Jubilee-Economics blog about Rob’s book.

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NEXTEpisode 95: Peter Sawtell, Exec. Dir. of Eco-Justice Ministries [6/15]

COMING — Shane Claiborne, co-founder of The Simple Way Community and RedLetterChristians.org; author of “Irresistible Revolution” and “Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It’s Killing Us” [7/1 & 7/15]

Earlier Episodes

Episode 93 — Adrienne Raimo of OneBiteWellness.com, coordinator of The Minimalists, Columbus, OH

Hazel Henderson, Ethical Markets — Episode 91, part 1 // Episode 92, part 2

ETHICAL MARKETS is an independent media company promoting the emergence of a sustainable, green, more ethical and just economy worldwide.

With the motto “40 Years of Foresight, Insights and integrity,” EMM researches, assists and reports on all the new organizations: civic, non-profit and for-profit, as well as individuals working for the transition to the new economies of the dawning information-rich solar age.

Hazel Henderson is the founder of Ethical Markets Media, [LLC] and the creator and co-executive Producer of its TV series. She is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, and author of The Axiom and Nautilus award-winning book “Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy” (2006) and eight other books. She co-edited “The UN: Policy and Financing Alternatives,” and co-authored “Planetary Citizenship.” Her books are translated into eight languages.

Her editorials appear in 27 languages and in 200 newspapers syndicated by InterPress Service, Rome, New York, and Washington, DC, and her book reviews appear on SeekingAlpha, a London–based market  e-letter.  Her articles have appeared in over 250 journals, including (in USA) Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor; and others.

For more of her extensive, intriguing bio, visit www.HazelHenderson.com.

The first version of her Country Futures Indicators (CFI©), an alternative to the Gross National Product (GNP), was co-created with Calvert Group, Inc.: now renamed the Ethical Markets Quality-of-Life Indicators (Desk Reference Manual, 2000), updated regularly at www.calvert-henderson.com.

She created the Green Transition Scoreboard® , the Ethical Markets initiative on Transforming Finance, and the EthicMark® Award for Advertising that Uplifts the Human Spirit and Society.

See Part 1 Show Notes for more details. . .

SERVICES

GLOBAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

The Green Transition Scoreboard is an ongoing research project, compiling the $2 trillion in growing the green economy globally already privately invested or committed since 2007.

EXECUTIVE TV PRODUCTION FOR BROADCAST AND CABLE

EthicalMarkets.tv streams original Ethical Markets productions and carefully chosen, relevant video gathered from around the world.

PROJECTS

Many of these programs are licensed and available for college and library use at www.films.com.

CURRICULA DEVELOPMENT

PUBLIC SPEAKING AND PRESENTATIONS by live, interactive videocasts worldwide

For more on Hazel and to read her articles, visit www.HazelHenderson.com.

CONFERENCES AND PARTNERSHIPS

MENTIONS in This Episode

Episode 90: Susan Vogt

In her Lenten disciple “love your enemy,” author, blogger, speaker, coach Susan Vogt listens to conservatives to find out why they vote for regressive government.

Episode 89Northwest Earth Institute 

A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World, the newest book from NWEI, offers us a chance to reconnect with what matters most, explore practical ways to simplify our lives, and reduce our impact.

Episode 88: Nancy Pearlman, Executive Director of Educational Communications, is a dedicated educator, anthropologist, environmentalist, and documentary producer who has devoted her life to protecting the environment, helping society, and improving the quality of our colleges.

The Simpler Living Daily NUDGE

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Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

Welcome to the other podcast I co-host/produce, The Common Good Podcast.

SLW! Recommends Literacy Service

This service contains books (paper, eBooks, audio), video (DVD, internet), audio (CD, MP3), blogs, podcasts, sites. These are somewhat current resources. For classic resources, visit Study/Activity/Action Guides. For more ideas, go to Getting Started. Also see Champions of Simple Living and other worthwhile Links.

Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar –  MAY

Champions of Simple Living Today

Vicki Robin, Cecile Andrews, John de Graaf, Duane Elgin and more!

Simple Living blog/podcast/site preview service

Treasury of Celebrations: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth, the last edition of the classic series Alternate Celebrations Catalogs.

Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists (shy or bold) | Share the Joy of a Simpler Lifestyle Through Speeches, Workshops, Events, Study/Action Groups, Simplicity Circles and Social Media + BONUS: Social Media Supplement // Self-Starters Needed! // Free coaching for groups on the internet

Themes/Seasons: Alternatives’ Collections IndexAdvent/Christmas/Epiphany | Lent/Easter | Other Seasons | Anytime/Non-Seasonal | Music | Art | Audio | Video | Spanish | Living More with Less

Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art for Simpler Living and Global Justice (Foreword by Cecile Andrews) | Introduction | How to Use This Collection | QUOTES | ART | En Español (all)

10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas

Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s trilogy: vol.1  Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us; vol. 2 From Egos to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable; vol. 3 COMING. Also, hear The Common Good Podcast, which I co-host and produce. || Three minute film: Ecology and Economics—Colleagues, Not Rivals || Lee’s Slide Show

Share your thoughts on this podcast and this episode. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

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Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

  • To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — listen to episodes #1 and 2. We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, to educate and inspire you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog twice a week as SLW! Nudge and SLW! Digest.
  • Living More with Less: the 5 Life Standards of Voluntary Simplicity
  • IMAGE: RobHogg.org
  • For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 * archives@elca.orgClick ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits.We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization. Instead, we urge Alternative Giving. Give away 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.*Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.

Episode 93: Adrienne Raimo, Columbus Minimalists

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To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom of this page, or visit the Episode Index.  SUBSCRIBE for free through  iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

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Adrienne Raimo, R.D.N., L.D., C.H.C., serves as the coordinator for The Minimalists, Columbus, OH. Integrative & Functional Dietitian, L.D. Columbia University Certified Health & Wellness Coach; Medical & Corporate Wellness Dietitian

OneBiteWellness.com 614.596.7795 // Website // Bio // Twitter // LinkedIn // Facebook // 
Sign up for Adrienne’s newsletter

Adrienne is an Integrative & Functional Dietitian with a private practice in Columbus, Ohio, with extended service to clients outside the state and country. She has received her degrees from The Ohio State University and additional certification from Columbia University, Cornell University, and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 2006, Adrienne has been delivering nutrition lectures, teaching cooking classes, providing individual nutrition consultations, as well as corporate wellness and medical lectures.

Well-respected as an educator and practitioner, Adrienne specializes in integrative endocrinology, neurology, and gastro-enterology to assist individuals with a wide range of health issues, as well as those seeking to achieve a higher level of wellness. As a integrative & functional nutritionist, she focuses on prevention, views each client in a holistic manner, educates clients in the steps to achieve and maintain health, seeks the cause of illness & its symptoms, and utilizes nutrition & lifestyle modifications to support the body’s ability to heal.

Adrienne uses her passion for the art and science of clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, whole food nutrition, and lifestyle changes to tailor dynamic nutrition programs for her clients. With a focus on plant-based, whole-foods diets as the foundation of good health, the combination of her training gives you the most comprehensive guidance and education to achieve your goals. From Celiac disease and diabetes to pre-natal nutrition and weight management, she has you covered!

One Bite Wellness is a source for accurate, reliable nutrition information presented in an effective manner in order to help clients successfully incorporate that information into their lives.

We believe that our clients’ goals are of the utmost importance and are committed to helping you reach those goals, whether it is ameliorating a health condition (i.e. diabetes, Parkinson’s, rheumatoid arthritis), learning how to bring healthier foods in your life, or conquering sugar addiction! Common challenges and areas of concern include fatigue, skin concerns, weight management, peak performance, digestive issues, nutritional confusion, food addiction education, natural energy enhancement, emotional eating and eating disorders.

By providing nutrition education and support, with a integrative philosophy, One Bite Wellness will guide you to find the food and lifestyle choices that best support you in building a life-long, firm foundation of health.

Adrienne seems to be the ideal coordinator of a group of Minimalists. TheMinimalists.com, Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, help over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, tours, groups and documentary. They say, “Minimalists don’t focus on having less, less, less; rather, we focus on making room for more: more time, more passion, more experiences, more growth, more contribution, more contentment. More freedom. Clearing the clutter from life’s path helps us make that room. Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life’s important things—which actually aren’t things at all.”

Writer Joshua Becker of BecomingMinimalist.com inspires others to live more by owning less. Bestselling author of The More of Less, he has hundreds of thousands of regular readers of his blog. Becoming Minimalist™ is designed to inspire others to pursue their greatest passions by owning fewer possessions. He leads online courses on uncluttering and he stresses philanthropy.

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Earlier Episodes

Hazel Henderson, Ethical Markets

Episode 91, part 1 // Episode 92, part 2

ETHICAL MARKETS is an independent media company promoting the emergence of a sustainable, green, more ethical and just economy worldwide.

With the motto “40 Years of Foresight, Insights and integrity,” EMM researches, assists and reports on all the new organizations: civic, non-profit and for-profit, as well as individuals working for the transition to the new economies of the dawning information-rich solar age.

Hazel Henderson is the founder of Ethical Markets Media, [LLC] and the creator and co-executive Producer of its TV series. She is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, and author of The Axiom and Nautilus award-winning book “Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy” (2006) and eight other books. She co-edited “The UN: Policy and Financing Alternatives,” and co-authored “Planetary Citizenship.” Her books are translated into eight languages.

Her editorials appear in 27 languages and in 200 newspapers syndicated by InterPress Service, Rome, New York, and Washington, DC, and her book reviews appear on SeekingAlpha, a London–based market  e-letter.  Her articles have appeared in over 250 journals, including (in USA) Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor; and others.

For more of her extensive, intriguing bio, visit www.HazelHenderson.com.

The first version of her Country Futures Indicators (CFI©), an alternative to the Gross National Product (GNP), was co-created with Calvert Group, Inc.: now renamed the Ethical Markets Quality-of-Life Indicators (Desk Reference Manual, 2000), updated regularly at www.calvert-henderson.com.

She created the Green Transition Scoreboard® , the Ethical Markets initiative on Transforming Finance, and the EthicMark® Award for Advertising that Uplifts the Human Spirit and Society.

See Part 1 Show Notes for more details. . .

SERVICES

GLOBAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

The Green Transition Scoreboard is an ongoing research project, compiling the $2 trillion in growing the green economy globally already privately invested or committed since 2007.

EXECUTIVE TV PRODUCTION FOR BROADCAST AND CABLE

EthicalMarkets.tv streams original Ethical Markets productions and carefully chosen, relevant video gathered from around the world.

PROJECTS

Many of these programs are licensed and available for college and library use at www.films.com.

CURRICULA DEVELOPMENT

PUBLIC SPEAKING AND PRESENTATIONS by live, interactive videocasts worldwide

For more on Hazel and to read her articles, visit www.HazelHenderson.com.

CONFERENCES AND PARTNERSHIPS

MENTIONS in This Episode

Episode 90: Susan Vogt

In her Lenten disciple “love your enemy,” author, blogger, speaker, coach Susan Vogt listens to conservatives to find out why they vote for regressive government.

Episode 89Northwest Earth Institute 

A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World, the newest book from NWEI, offers us a chance to reconnect with what matters most, explore practical ways to simplify our lives, and reduce our impact.

Episode 88: Nancy Pearlman, Executive Director of Educational Communications, is a dedicated educator, anthropologist, environmentalist, and documentary producer who has devoted her life to protecting the environment, helping society, and improving the quality of our colleges.

Educational Communications // Executive Director Nancy Pearlman // Core Projects – www.ecoprojects.org // ECONEWS Television Series // Environmental Directions Radio // The Compendium Newsletter // Ecology Center of Southern California // Earth Cultures – Ethnic Folk Dance Performances  www.EarthCulturesProject.org // Project Ecotourism – Promoting Responsible Travel // Humanity & the Planet – Humanitarian Aid and Support to Organizations in Developing Nations // Environmental Resources Library // Additional Projects: Campus Greening // Eco-View // Social Justice and the Arts // Ecological Action Checklist (English and Spanish)

Cecile AndrewsEpisode 87
author and Champion of Simplicity Circles and Community Conversation Working with Millennials and Minimalists through local groups to Build Resistance to regressive governments. Cecile’s Champion of Simple Living PROFILE. Cecile’s site is CecileAndrews.com (NOT SimplicityCircles.com)

The Simpler Living Daily NUDGE

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In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post a twice weekly SLW! blog. Read and subscribe! The BLOG is the companion to our twice-a-month podcast. The content is different, though the subject is the same. Click on blog at the top of the show notes of any episode. Blog INDEX

Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

Welcome to the other podcast I co-host/produce, The Common Good Podcast.

SLW! Recommends Literacy Service

This service contains books (paper, eBooks, audio), video (DVD, internet), audio (CD, MP3), blogs, podcasts, sites. These are somewhat current resources. For classic resources, visit Study/Activity/Action Guides. For more ideas, go to Getting Started. Also see Champions of Simple Living and other worthwhile Links.

Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar –  MAY

Champions of Simple Living Today

Vicki Robin, Cecile Andrews, John de Graaf, Duane Elgin and more!

Simple Living blog/podcast/site preview service

Treasury of Celebrations: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth, the last edition of the classic series Alternate Celebrations Catalogs.

Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists (shy or bold) | Share the Joy of a Simpler Lifestyle Through Speeches, Workshops, Events, Study/Action Groups, Simplicity Circles and Social Media + BONUS: Social Media Supplement // Self-Starters Needed! // Free coaching for groups on the internet

Themes/Seasons: Alternatives’ Collections IndexAdvent/Christmas/Epiphany | Lent/Easter | Other Seasons | Anytime/Non-Seasonal | Music | Art | Audio | Video | Spanish | Living More with Less

Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art for Simpler Living and Global Justice (Foreword by Cecile Andrews) | Introduction | How to Use This Collection | QUOTES | ART | En Español (all)

10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas

Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s trilogy: vol.1  Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us; vol. 2 From Egos to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable; vol. 3 COMING. Also, hear The Common Good Podcast, which I co-host and produce. || Three minute film: Ecology and Economics—Colleagues, Not Rivals || Lee’s Slide Show

Share your thoughts on this podcast and this episode. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Read & subscribe to the SLW! blog. |  Follow us on Pinterest.

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom of this page. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments below, then check  

SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same.

Episode Index

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

  • To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — listen to episodes #1 and 2. We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, to educate and inspire you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog twice a week as SLW! Nudge and SLW! Digest.
  • Living More with Less: the 5 Life Standards of Voluntary Simplicity
  • IMAGE: Adrienne Raimo, courtesy OneBiteWellness.com
  • For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 * archives@elca.orgClick ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits.We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization. Instead, we urge Alternative Giving. Give away 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.*Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.